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CELEBRATIONS | COMING EVENTS
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YEARS OF BUSINESS
The Western Producer has exciting plans as we celebrate 90 years BY JOANNE PAULSON EDITOR
Let the bells ring out and the banners fly. It’s our 90th anniversary. Officially, the happy date is Aug. 27, but we’re planning an entire year of celebrations because 90 is one heck of a milestone. First, we’re having a pancake breakfast in Saskatoon at our head office on Sept. 4, from 7 to 10 a.m. If you’re in the neighbourhood, please stop by. A donation to 4-H is all it takes to have some fun, pancakes and sausage. If you’re miles away, though, we will not leave you out. We’ll be celebrating at various farm shows across the Prairies, so look for us and stop by for a chat. Our final edition of the year will also be a celebration — not just of our anniversary, but of farming, yesterday, today and tomorrow. It’s going to be a great year. Join us.
u|xhHEEJBy00001pzYv.:; It began with a newspaper called The Progressive on Aug. 27, 1923. The Western Producer grew from those humble roots and 90 years later, as marked with this issue, we continue to grow in new directions alongside the farms and communities we serve. The Western Producer takes many forms today — newspaper, website, Facebook page, Twitter feeds, special digital and print offerings — but the basic principles of being the leading source of agricultural news and striving to live up to lofty reader expectations are what make us proud of our past and enthusiastic about the future.
BREEDERS BATTLE UG99 STEM RUST | PAGE 3 Cloning rust resistant genes American researchers are hoping to ﬁght UG99 stem rust by cloning resistant genes from goatgrass and einkorn wheat and pyramiding them with other resistant genes into experimental wheat lines.
REPLACING ZILMAX | PAGE 78 Will loss of feed supplement affect beef supply? Merck’s temporary removal of Zilmax from the market may mean cattle sent to slaughter will weigh up to 25 pounds less.
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MARKETING | RETAIL
Local growers still face obstacles in retail
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Shelf space | Report recommends new business model BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
Local food plays an increasing role in the diets of Canada’s largest provinces, but tension will continue between local producers and major retail chains, says a new report. Jessica Edge argues in a Conference Board of Canada report that Canadians have a “growing appetite” for local food. Twenty-nine percent of produce grown in Quebec is consumed in the province while the percentage is 24 percent in Ontario and almost 16 percent in British Columbia. However, Edge wrote that local food producers complain they cannot get shelf space in local chain grocery stores or watch their produce shipped hundreds of kilometres to a company warehouse only to be shipped back “The food service industry could well increase its use of local food in future, (but) there are significant barriers including the burden of increased time, manpower and cost,” she wrote. Most “local food” is sold by larger stores, but it does not always lend itself to the food store chain model. “Local food creates challenges for parts of the food industry that rely on significant volumes of product and compete largely on price,” she wrote. “In particular, firms that rely on economies of scale to be competitive — such as commodity-based agriculture, most food processing and large retail chains — do not fit well into local food systems.” While promotion of local food can be a boon for store profits and market image, the small local model does not always work, the report said. “Large retail chains typically have one distribution centre for each region,” it said. “Large retails have consolidated their buying practices to make distribution easier, streamline bookkeeping and reduce food safety and
traceability issues.” Edge said many producers feed into the local food market by remaining smaller and selling through local farmers markets or stores. However, local producers who want to get into the broader food system should consider changing their marketing model. “To supply large retailers, smaller producers may need to collectively organize themselves to achieve the necessary scale and simplify procurement,” she wrote, citing the example of the British Columbia Tree Fruits co-op that represents 580 Okanagan growers. “A co-operative arrangement allows Loblaw to purchase fruit from all 580 growers using a single purchase order, giving the company a large volume of product with a simple procurement process.” The conference board report is part of the buildup by the Ottawa-based business and government-supported research organization to a launch next spring of its proposed national food strategy. An earlier report argued that local food has a questionable claim to being healthier or more environmentally friendly than food transported longer distances. The latest report also noted that there is no consistent and generally accepted definition of local food. Some consumers limit it to local farms within a drive, others a province or others to food produced within 100 miles. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency defines local food as “food produced in the province in which it is sold or food sold across provincial borders within 50 kilometres of the originating province.” The conference board decided to define local as “food consumed as close to where it is produced and processed as is reasonably possible, taking into account regional differences in seasonality and availability.”
HEALTH MONITORING | LIVESTOCK MOVEMENT
West Hawk Lake checkpoint closed BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU
The West Hawk Lake livestock movement checkpoint has been closed. The site, which opened in 2006, was located at the Manitoba-Ontario border to collect information on livestock moving across the country. The information was part of a health monitoring program. The plan is now to divide Canada into health zones. If a disease is found in one part of Canada, that zone could be isolated without creating hardship for the entire country. “The next step is to use traceability
data to produce movement data that is suitable for creating zoning,” said Ed Empringham of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition, which administered the program. An application to fund the project has been made to the Growing Forward program. Empringham said the first database is likely to use traceability information from cattle and pigs because those sectors have the most developed systems to identify movement across provincial borders. He said Canada is still limited in its ability to do rapid trace back if a serious disease were to break out. “Wehaveadevelopingsystem,”hesaid.
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WEATHER | FROST WARNING
Forecasters point to frost striking in early September Could prove disastrous | It’s not a sure thing but conditions are right BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Julia Walter, foreground, and Cheyenne Stahl gather dill to take to the kitchen where Hutterite women from the colony near Cayley, Alta., are at work canning pickles and other vegetables from the garden. Some of the vegetables go to the High River Farmers’ Market. | MIKE STURK PHOTO
Farmers’ worst fears may be realized this fall. Weather forecasters are calling for an early frost, which could cause massive downgrading for what is shaping up to be an above-average although significantly delayed crop. “I do think we are going to see an earlier-than-normal frost and freeze across many parts of the region, even though September is still going to be fairly mild,” said Brett Anderson, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. He thinks a couple of strong high pressure systems will descend from the north in early September, leading to clear skies and light winds. “We could see the patterns setting up where we could see some cold nights with some frost or freezing a little bit earlier, perhaps as much as a week earlier, than normal across parts of the southern prairie region, especially for Saskatchewan and into Manitoba,” said Anderson. The normal fall frost period for most of Saskatchewan is Sept. 9-15, according to a 30-year average compiled by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. A killing frost would have devastating consequences for a crop that is 10 days to two weeks behind normal development. Drew Lerner, president of World Weather Inc., is also forecasting an early frost. Three separate weather patterns are “more or less in agreement” that
the first week to 10 days of September is the most favoured period for a frost scare in Western Canada. “It doesn’t mean that there will be a freeze. It doesn’t mean there will be a frost. But it does mean that that’s the next opportunity for a threat of such conditions,” he said. Arlynn Kurtz, vice-president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, said an early frost could be a devastating blow for the province’s growers. “If we get a frost the first week in September, I think 50 percent of the crops are at risk,” he said. Canola and flax crops would be particularly vulnerable in eastern Saskatchewan, where Kurtz farms. Growers seeded oilseeds later than usual this year, partially in response to their experience in 2012 when lateseeded canola fared better than the earlier crops because it avoided aster yellows damage. Growers in his area have dealt with two years of lost acres because of flooding, so they are counting on getting this year’s above-average crop in the bin. “It would be a tragic situation if we got a frost this year that damaged the crops,” said Kurtz. Anderson said one mitigating factor is that there is ample soil moisture, which tends to trap heat. As a result, his best guess is that frost damage would be fairly minimal, but he added that it is exceptionally difficult to predict how low temperatures will drop and for how long. AccuWeather is forecasting a warmer-than-normal September
across much of the southern Prairies, so while the nights may be cool the days will be hot. Kurtz thinks that would be a recipe for disaster. “If it freezes over night and you get hot sun the next day, it seems to affect the plants more than if you get frost and it happens to stay cloudy and cool all the next day,” he said. He also worries about the dense crop canopy. “I wonder how much heat will radiate up from the soil to the pods or the heads.” He is hoping for 25 millimetres of rain to speed crop development. Anderson said September will likely be warmer and drier than normal for much of the Prairies, but the weather pattern will then shift. “We do believe there’s going to be more shots of arctic air coming down across the prairie region, so we do predict below normal temperatures across much of the prairie region for October and November,” he said. There are no strong signals on precipitation for the remainder of the fall, so AccuWeather is sticking with near normal moisture conditions for October and November in the southern half of the Prairies. However, there are signs that Alberta could be in store for more than its usual amount of snow in November. “We still don’t have too much of an idea on the winter yet,” said Anderson. “It’s still a little bit early, but initial clues that we’re looking at are pointing to a slightly colder-than-normal winter across the prairie region.”
CROP DISEASE | STEM RUST
Cloning provides new weapon as threatening stem rust looms Ug99 | Scientists warn that stem rust resistant wheat varieties in Canada may be susceptible to the virulent strain spreading around the world BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM
The work of American researchers should provide plant breeders with new tools in the fight against the Ug99 race of wheat stem rust. Ug99 has been identified as a threat to world food security. In separate reports recently published in the journal Science, researchers from the University of California, Davis, document how they introduced Ug99 resistant genes into experimental wheat lines. “These two genes are the first stem rust resistant genes ever cloned,” said Jan Dvorak, one of the researchers. Ug99 was first discovered in East Africa. The disease, which can cause severe crop losses, has since moved into the Middle East. Travelling on spores, Ug99’s spread across the globe and into North American wheat and barley crops has been feared for more than a decade. The spores could potentially be introduced to Canada by travellers or carried on winds, first from South
Africa to South America and then into North America, said Tom Fetch, Agriculture Canada’s stem rust pathologist. “If it moves into South America and establishes there, we would expect it to then move northward into Canada, probably within three to five years if it did do that,” said Fetch. Canadian wheat breeders have developed strong resistance to stem rust and the disease hasn’t been an issue in many decades. However, Fetch said as much as 85 percent of Canadian wheat varieties would be susceptible to Ug99. “Most of the genes for stem rust resistance within the gene pool of wheat have already been overcome by the rust,” said Dvorak. “So we need to go further and further from the wheat gene pool into the gene pool of relatives of wheat for finding new genes so that we can deploy them. And that’s exactly what we did.” These genes, identified as Sr33 and Sr35 and transferred into wheat from goatgrass and einkorn wheat, add to
a list of genes that confer resistance to Ug99. Others are in the pipeline, said Dvorak. The ability to “pyramid” resistant genes is key to making resistant varieties that last, he added. “Breeders, traditionally in the old days, they deployed one gene at a time. The average lifespan of a gene was something like three to five years and it was overcome by mutations in the pathogen,” he said. With more genes at their disposal, breeders should be able to stack resistant genes and increase the utility of future varieties through traditional breeding. The Sr33 gene was discovered years ago at Agriculture Canada’s Cereal Research Centre in Winnipeg, said Fetch. The cloned gene will help researchers pyramid these resistant genes, giving them molecular markers that allow them to identify the presence of more than one gene. “There are a number of genes that we’re actually working on at the Cereal Research Centre and plan-
ning to clone as well,” said Fetch. “The more genes that scientists in different areas work on and get cloned, it makes the wheat breeders’ task easier.” Two old wheat varieties, AC Cadillac and Peace, happen to carry multiple Ug99 resistant genes, said Fetch. “We’re probably close to releasing some newer varieties with similar type of resistance that those old ones have,” he said. “We have found a couple of other ones now that some of our wheat breeders have been using, but we’re probably a ways away from getting a new cultivar out with a different or newer stack of genes other than what’s already been done.” Dvorak said the disease will continue to evolve. “Is this an end? The answer is no. There is no end to this,” he said. “There will always be a new race and a breeder will face new challenges from these diseases to combat them with new genes for resistance until we run out of all the genes which are available.”
Ug99 was first discovered in East Africa and has since moved into the Middle East. | USDA PHOTO
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TRIED AND TRUE JOIN THE NEW
Gary Sanocki of Eaglesham, Alta., pulls a granary into place after using a tractor to drag it across the yard to its new location. His wife, Fiona Love, said granaries migrate like geese on their farm. The couple recently built new bins and were moving the old ones to the new site. | MARY MACARTHUR PHOTO
FOOD STRATEGY | ENVIRONMENTAL RULES
DAIRY | QUOTA VALUE
Report calls for improved environmental performance Think tank proposes linking farm supports with environmental practices BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
The Conference Board of Canada is proposing tougher government rules to improve the environmental performance of the food system. In a report published last week that is a buildup to its promised 2014 national food strategy, the Ottawabased government and businesssupported research institute recommended a stronger “Canadian agri-food environmental governance system” that would include environmental rules for the food sector and a connection between farmer access to income support programs and their environmental performance. “There is an opportunity to better integrate producer support and environmental objectives through, for example, cross-compliance systems that make eligibility for some program payments dependent on achieving specified environmental performance standards or practices,” said the report. For example, farmers could “have to show that they have plans in place to mitigate farm runoff before they are eligible for certain kinds of subsidies or support.” The report, written for the conference board’s Centre for Food in Canada, argued that agriculture and food production are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, soil degradation and
water pollution. “In addition to being susceptible to changes in climate, Canadian agriculture also contributes a disproportionately large share of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions compared with its economic output,” said the report. Report authors James Stuckey, Caitlin Charman and Jean-Charles Le Vallée argued that agriculture accounts for up to 10 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. And while farmers have improved their care for soil health in the past three decades, the report said there are increasingly other problems. “Agriculture is a primary contributor to groundwater contamination across Canada, largely because of the application of manure and nutrients for fertilizer,” it said. The problem is most acute on the Prairies. “The number of contaminated wells climbs to 60 percent in regions with intensive livestock operations or high-input crops, though all regions with high livestock densities may be areas for concern.” The report, while calling for tougher government rules, noted that Canadian agriculture is responsible for 85 percent of ammonia emissions to the atmosphere. “Canada does not stack up well against international peers on measures of ammonia emissions,” it said. “An Environment Canada com-
parison of ammonia emissions per unit of GDP (gross domestic product) revealed that in 2009 Canada ranked last among the eight countries selected for comparison.” The report also said an industry survey found that improved environmental performance is not a high priority for the farm and food industry unless it can be proven to help the bottom line. “Results from the survey suggest that improving environmental performance is not a high priority consideration for most food businesses.” However, the conference board report said world markets increasingly want guarantees of environmental responsibility, even as a hungry world offers Canada more opportunity for exports. It suggested a stronger government-business collaboration on “environmental risk governance” that would help the industry. “It would offer the best mechanism to ensure that, as the world demands more food, Canada is able to rise to the opportunity in a way that does not put our environment at risk,” said the Addressing the Environmental Impacts of the Food System report.
CANADIANS WASTE $28 BILLION WORTH OF FOOD PER YEAR, SAYS CONFERENCE BOARD. SEE PAGE 84
Nova Scotia dairy vote preserves cap harmony BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
An overwhelming decision by Nova Scotia dairy farmers to maintain the $25,000 cap on quota value will have national repercussions, says an industry official. “It was a decisive decision, an overwhelming statement, that I think puts the issue behind us,” said Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia general manager Brian Cameron. “I think it reaffirms the co-operation between provinces on the dairy policy harmonization issue. It has been noted nationally.” In early August, 176 quota holders — 75 percent of the province’s producers — crowded into a room in Truro, N.S., to vote on a proposal that the province pull out of a fiveprovince 2009 deal to cap quota prices. The deal in the so-called P5 group (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) was aimed at harmonizing policies between provinces and also to reduce the cost for younger entrants into the industry. At their peak, Nova Scotia quota prices hit $35,000 for the equivalent of one cow’s annual production. Opponents of the cap argued that reducing it to $25,000 would deprive farmers who purchased high the right to recoup their investment. They twice took the provincial dairy association to court on the issue and lost. They then elected members to the association board and won support for a motion that the marketing board rescind its policy. At the Truro meeting, they lost again.
A resolution from the floor suggested that the board reaffirm its support for the cap. The vote was 162 for and two opposed with one abstention and the board members, who didn’t vote. Other provincial members of the P5 were relieved. Members from western provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador, who are part of talks to create national rules and a national dairy pool, saw the vote as an affirmation of industry resolve to work together. “I think this strengthens the harmonization efforts of the provinces, and that is a very positive outcome,” said Cameron. “I believe it does set a national example, although the provinces not in the P5 have to make their own decisions.” He said “the question of a quota cap in the other provinces has not been on the radar” in national discussions. The powerful Dairy Farmers of Ontario warned of the consequences when it appeared earlier in the summer that Nova Scotia producers could be heading toward dropping the cap. It said the P5 agreement had been created to provide equity between producers in the five provinces and to ensure that processors faced the same conditions. “A withdrawal from that commitment would need to be assessed by the other P5 provinces in the context of the overall objectives pursued by the P5 harmonization process,” the Ontario group warned in a summer statement. The implication was that Nova Scotia could lose the benefits it had by being part of P5.
NEWS PESTS | SWEDE MIDGE
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WHEAT CROP GOES UNDER THE RAKE
Swede midge found earlier, spreading Little is known about the economic impact of a new crop pest that is making more regular appearances in canola fields in northeastern Saskatchewan. Swede midge was first identified in the province in 2007, and fields in the Nipawin area began showing signs of feeding this year. “It’s a pest that needs to be recognized and we are attempting to initiate research for coping with it,” said Julie Soroka, a research scientist with Agriculture Canada. “That area is the birthplace of the wheat midge infestation in Western Canada, so they are aware of the impact new pests can have.” Adult Swede midge, which are two millimetres long and light brown or grey, will lay eggs in growing plants. Larvae feed on the plant when they hatch. Symptoms include aborted flowers, fused petals and missing pods. However, the insect can’t be confirmed without the presence of the larvae because other pests, such as lygus, can also be linked to missing pods. “All I’ve seen is the fused flower petals,” said Shawn Senko, an agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada. “It’ll look like a bud and you pop it open and you can find the larvae in there.” Fields started showing signs of the pest in early July this year, three weeks earlier than 2012. Soroka said a small survey she conducted last year found Swede midge in fields in the Nipawin, Codette and Carrot River areas. This year, the pest has been found in Melfort and further south in the Anaheim and Watson areas. “So it’s definitely spreading.” Officials don’t yet know the potential of the pest’s life cycle in Western Canada and how many generations of Swede midge occur over a growing season, although the earlier appearance increases the threat of damage. In Ontario, where Swede midge is more established in vegetable crops, growers can see four or five complete generations, beginning in May. Registered products are available to control the pest, but the adults live for only a few days, making timing an issue. There are no economic thresholds. “The damage, we still don’t know what that correlates to,” said Senko. “Canola can compensate, so when you’re finding six or eight flowers affected on a plant, it’s hard to say if that’s actually any yield loss in the end. It’s a concern. It’s a new pest, but we still don’t know what it means so far.” Soroka said trap counts are much smaller than in Ontario and crop damage tiny compared to what growers can see in Eastern Canada. . “They’re there and they’re there in more places than last year, earlier than last year … probably in numbers higher than last year, but compared to what I saw in Ontario, still very low,” she said. The pest favours wet conditions such as those seen in northeastern Saskatchewan in recent years. It is a weak flyer, and crop rotation is recommended to help prevent its spread.
Ethan Turner, 12, rakes wheat southwest of Souris, Man., Aug. 23. The wheat had been damaged by hail during a storm. | DIANE WINTERS PHOTO
PESTS | CEREAL LEAF BEETLE
Wasp eager to take on cereal leaf beetle Wheat, oats and barley affected | Agriculture Canada says biological control is the best method STORIES BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Growers concerned about the appearance of cereal leaf beetles in their region are advised to tread lightly. In most cases, growers shouldn’t turn to chemical controls, says Hector Carcamo, an Agriculture Canada research scientist who is working with one of the pest’s natural predators, a wasp that has been found to keep pest numbers in check. The wasp is vulnerable to chemical controls. “We’ve noted that in a few cases people have been rushing to spray when they actually have not reached the economic threshold,” Carcamo said. The cereal leaf beetle, still a relatively new pest on the Prairies, appears in the spring and is active into July. First identified in Alberta in 2005, it has since appeared in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The beetle didn’t appear in high numbers in southwestern Saskatchewan this year, preferring humid areas. Irrigated cereals in the Lethbridge area have been the biggest problem area, said Carcamo. He also reported new invasions near Red Deer in Alberta and Brandon in Manitoba. The pest feeds on wheat, oat and barley crops during the flag leaf stage, affecting yields. Carcamo said growers shouldn’t spray if they’re seeing less than one larvae per flag leaf. Previous work at Agriculture Cana-
A T. julis adult female wasp injects its eggs in a live cereal leaf beetle larva. da has identified a wasp — Tetrastichus julis — as an effective control for cereal leaf beetle, keeping numbers below the threshold and reducing the potential need for insecticide. “(It’s) actually one of the few cases, maybe the only one that I’m aware of, of a field crop pest where biological control is actually the primary control strategy and all other strategies are secondary and are supporting biologic control,” he said. Carcamo is leading a project to introduce the wasp to parts of the Prairies where the cereal leaf beetle numbers are highest. The wasp, which will move with cereal leaf beetle populations, has been introduced to some of the sites that have reported new infestations, said Carcamo. Officials will revisit those sites over the next two years. They will also look to determine what landscapes allow
ABOVE: A parasitized beetle larva is seen dead, from which the progeny of the parasitoid wasp are emerging. LEFT: The parasitoid wasps in their pupal stage (just before becoming adults). | SWAROOP KHER, UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PHOTOS
for the best establishment. “This information would be helpful, so in the future when we relocate the parasitoid, we have a better idea of where are the best places to re-
lease them,” he said. “Eventually the wasp will become established in most of the areas, but it’d be nice to give them a boost and get them established there faster.”
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STATISTICS CANADA | REPORT
Handling system expects massive crop Grain volume to test system | Pressure on elevators is likely to weaken basis levels, says one analyst BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Western Canadian farmers are poised to harvest a monster crop, which analysts say will strain the grain handling and transportation system and pressure basis levels. Statistics Canada forecasts 80 million tonnes of principal field crops, up from 73 million tonnes last year. “We added everything up and it looks like a record,” said Charlie Pearson, a crops market analyst with Alberta Agriculture. He is predicting 30.6 million tonnes of wheat and 14.7 million tonnes of canola. The estimates are based on a survey of 15,000 farmers conducted between July 24 and Aug. 5. “The widespread feeling is that the crop has only got bigger since then. Conditions have improved or stayed good,” said Jon Driedger, senior market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions. “There’s no question, no question, canola will be higher.” Pearson said grain handlers have to prepare to move a much bigger wheat crop than the 18.7 million tonnes of wheat and durum shipped last year. “We kind of have to be thinking about moving a 20 million-plus tonne (all wheat) crop over the coming year,” he said. “Things have to go tickety-boo and the system has to work well to move as much product through as possible.” Exporters will be challenged to find a home for the extra wheat, canola and other crops. “It’s a matter of establishing some new markets or else growing some existing markets,” said Pearson. It will become a bigger challenge if the delayed crop is hit by frost and there is suddenly a glut of low quality product to move. Pearson believes basis levels won’t be as strong as they were last year, given the size of the pending crop and the potential that elevators may become plugged if the system isn’t functioning at peak efficiency. Driedger agreed. “The potential for some seasonal
Travis Rawson, elevator assistant at the Paterson Grain terminal northwest of Winnipeg, checks out winter wheat stored in a massive pile at the elevator. The pile, which is longer than a football field and an estimated 15-20 metres high, contained 31,000 tonnes of winter wheat Aug. 26. The pile is aerated, covered and is contained by a steel ring that looks like the wall of a grain bin. Paterson Grain decided to store grain outside this year because in previous years, winter wheat occupied a large portion of storage capacity at the terminal, leaving little space for other crops. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO
The potential for some seasonal weakness either in basis levels or in outright prices for (crops) like peas and oats is a fair concern. JOHN DRIEDGER FARMLINK MARKETING SOLUTIONS
weakness either in basis levels or in outright prices for (crops) like peas and oats is a fair concern,” he said. “Once you get on the backside of harvest and the bins are locked, then
maybe it’s a bit of a different story. At that point, (grain companies) kind of have to coax it out.” Doug Chorney, president of Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Produc-
ers, said Statistics Canada’s forecast is contingent on co-operative weather. Harvest is barely underway across the Prairies, and a lot can happen between the field and the bin. “We would be devastated by an early frost,” he said. Chorney expects the basis to widen during harvest, but he said many growers are forward contracting grain. They have become savvy marketers of crops such as canola and wheat. “They’re pretty cautious sellers, and they have big storage capacity on their farms,” he said. The transportation system will be
put to the test if the crop is as big as Statistics Canada is forecasting. Chorney said the Paterson Grain terminal in Winnipeg is an example of how grain companies are approach-ing things differently this year. “They’ve built an outdoor bunker to store w inter wheat and you wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it,” he said. “I bet you could see it from space. It’s like (31,000) tonnes in a pile covered with a white tarp.” He said the pile is the talk of coffee shop row in southern Manitoba. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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U.S. ECONOMY | RECOVERY
Cut in U.S. stimulus programs creates turmoil U.S. bonds more attractive | Investors pull money out of emerging markets, causing currencies to tumble BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM
The strengthening U.S. economy is causing currency headaches in many of the top markets for Canadian agricultural products. The improvement in the economy is lessening the need for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus programs, which have pumped $3 trillion into the economy since 2008. The Fed is spending $85 billion per month buying up treasury notes and mortgage-backed securities, keeping borrowing costs artificially low. “The Americans almost quadrupled their money supply with this massive injection of cash into the U.S. banking system,” said Hendrik Brakel, an economist with Export Development Canada. With returns on U.S. bonds unattractive, investors put their money into corporate bonds and shares as well as emerging market currencies and bonds. Brazilian bonds were providing investors with annual returns of eight or nine percent compared to one or two percent for U.S. bonds. However, the U.S. economy is gradually recovering from the 2008 implosion. In May, the chair of the Federal Reserve said it plans to reduce the amount spent on the stimulus programs. That will cause U.S. bonds to
An employee poses with the bundles of Indian rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala in northeastern India Aug. 22. The Indian rupee fell past 65 to the dollar to a record low Aug. 26, after Federal Reserve minutes hinted that the U.S. was on course to begin tapering stimulus as early as next month and as foreign investors become sellers of Indian stocks. | REUTERS/JAYANTA PHOTO
become more attractive than those in emerging markets. “It created a panic, and so you’ve got this money ripping out of emerging markets,” said Brakel. The Indian rupee has fallen 13 percent since May 1 and the Brazilian real is down 12 percent. “All this volatility is there just be-
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“They’re obviously anticipating bottlenecks in the supply chain system in the future with all this crop coming off, so they’re trying to get ahead of it by storing this on site.” Pearson also expects grain movement to be a little different than normal this year. “If you look at most falls, canola gets some priority movement off the combine to China and some of those other markets,” he said. “In the new world, some companies may be put-
ting some more priority in moving wheat off the combine.” Pearson said there are more opportunities to move wheat under the open market and there is more wheat to move. Agriculture Canada is forecasting 4.75 million tonnes of carryout from the 2012-13 crop compared to 650,000 tonnes of canola. “There is a fair bit of (wheat) in the system so the grain companies may actually prioritize some wheat for early movement this fall just because they have it,” he said.
cause all these dollars that floated into the emerging markets are starting to flow back out,” he said. It becomes more expensive to import Canadian agricultural products as currencies in emerging markets weaken. That is troubling because they are high growth markets. Brakel said there is no end in sight
Canadian farmers appear set to harvest a bumper crop if the weather co-operates. A Statistics Canada survey shows farmers expect a record large canola crop and the biggest wheat crop in 22 years. Analysts think the canola crop is even larger than the survey indicates. The survey sees record high yields for spring wheat and barley. Production estimates (in thousands of tonnes) 2012 July 2013 Total wheat 27,063 30,562 Spring wheat 18,720 21,830 Durum wheat 4,627 5,117 Winter wheat 3,716 3,615 Canola 13,219 14,735 Corn for grain 12,954 13,075 Barley 7,833 8,807 Soybeans 4,858 4,798 Dry field peas 2,830 3,304 Oats 2,599 2,907 Lentils 1,473 1,573 Flaxseed 489 615 Mustard 118.6 157.4 Chickpeas 157.5 137 Canary seed 124.9 114.3 Sunflowers 86.9 49.2 Source: Statistics Canada | WP GRAPHIC
% change 12.9 16.6 10.6 -2.7 11.5 0.9 12.4 -1.2 16.8 11.9 6.8 25.8 32.7 -13.0 -8.5 -46.8
Canadian agricultural exports and the leading purchaser of Canadian pulses. Stat Publishing said Indian importers who contracted pulses in March and April are taking a huge financial hit because many of them are unable to hedge against currency volatility. “Until India’s currency stabilizes, importers will be reluctant buyers,” Stat editor Brian Clancy wrote in a recent article. “The longer that continues to be the case, the more it could hurt sales of Canadian pulses to the Indian subcontinent.” Some Indian buyers have defaulted on contracts, forcing exporters to find a new home for their peas and lentils. “This combination of reluctant buyers and a tangible risk of contract defaults could make it harder for Canada to meet its export sales targets for the coming marketing year,” said Clancey. Brakel said one important emerging market is not affected by the currency fluctuations. China is the second biggest buyer of Canadian agricultural exports ater the U.S. Investors were unable to invest in China’s currency because it is not convertible. “There is really no consequence of this unwinding of (quantitative easing) for China,” he said.
SOYBEANS | SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Canola hitches wagon to soybeans after searing heat sends futures up Midwest heat wave | Temperatures top 35 C, stressing soybeans as they set pods BY D’ARCE MCMILLAN SASKATOON NEWSROOM
FIELD CROP PRODUCTION
to the currency volatility because the Federal Reserve hasn’t yet started reducing its monthly stimulus spending. “It’s just the hint of that pullback has caused those currencies to tumble,” he said. The first actual drop in spending will likely happen near the end of 2013. “That will rattle markets,” said Brakel. The Fed has also hinted that it will start raising interest rates in the second half of 2015, once the unemployment rate hits 6.5 percent. E xport Development Canada expects to see continued currency turmoil in emerging markets over the next two years. “We figure there’s going to be quite a lot of volatility and a lot of nervousness associated with all this,” said Brakel. However, the impact on agricultural exports could be muted because food demand is inelastic compared to other goods. “We’re generally really bullish about (grain sales) to emerging markets,” he said. “It’s just that this is going to create a whole lot of instability in the coming years.” However, one grain industry analyst said currency problems overseas are already hurting exports. India is the eighth biggest buyer of
ICE Futures Canada canola futures ran up the biggest daily gain in nearly 2 1/2 years on Aug. 26 as expected sizzling temperatures in the U.S. Midwest threatened to sap soybean and corn yields. November canola jumped $22.30, or 4.3 percent per tonne, Aug. 26 and has climbed about $66, or 14 percent, from the low on Aug. 6, before concerns about drier Midwest weather began to rally crop futures. At the start of the week, temperatures across the U.S. crop belt were forecast to top 35 C most days during the week. Dry conditions are expected to continue over the next two weeks, U.S. weather forecasters said. December corn closed above $5 a bushel US on Aug. 26 for the first time since July 19. But soybean futures reacted the most to the hot weather because their supply-demand balance is already expected to be tighter than corn in 2013-14 and because they are in the pod setting stage critical for yield. While canola futures are riding soy-
bean’s coattails, the rise is muted because the Canadian crop is expected to be record large. The hot weather north of the border is welcome, pushing the crop toward the harvest-ready state, lessening but not eliminating the risk of frost damage. The rally Aug. 26 followed solid gains the previous week. Farm advisory group Pro Farmer sponsored a Midwest crop tour and forecast U.S. soybean production at 3.158 billion bu., with an average yield of 41.8 bu. per acre, three percent below USDA’s current outlook for a crop of 3.255 billion bu., with a yield of 42.6 bu. per acre.
NOVEMBER CANOLA FUTURES CLIMBED ABOUT
per tonne SINCE AUG. 6
Pro Farmer pegged the U.S. corn crop at 13.46 billion bu., with an average yield of 154.1 bu. per ac. USDA’s forecast is 13.763 billion bu. and 154.4 bu. per acre. Large speculators had expected a trend of falling prices and had a net short position in CBOT corn. The situation left the market open to bouts of short-covering, buying back contracts to account for the increasing weather risk. The USDA on Aug. 26 said 59 percent of the corn crop was in goodto-excellent shape, down two perc e nt a g e p o i nt s f ro m t h e w e e k before. The soybean crop was rated 58 percent good-to-excellent, down from 62 percent the week before. The rally in oilseed prices has caught the attention of Brazilian farmers, causing them to likely increase soybean acreage over corn when they start sowing in the next few weeks. Brazilian analyst Agroconsult projected the country’s 2013-14 soybean crop at a record 88.4 million tonnes, up from the 81.46 million harvested early this year. It projected the country’s 2013-14 corn crop at 76 million tonnes, compared with 80.25 million this season.
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CROP INPUTS | COSTS
Glyphosate prices likely to rise Chinese production problems | Farmers could do well securing supplies early BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Glyphosate prices are likely on the rise in North America, according to the region’s largest input retailer. A senior executive at Agrium Inc. was asked about prices during a conference call announcing the company’s second quarter results. Dave Tretter, vice-president of procurement at Agrium, said global glyphosate prices are up 16 percent over a year ago due to higher prices for generic glyphosate from China. He said there hasn’t been a dramatic increase in North American prices but he expects that will happen later in the year. Agrium spokesperson Richard Downey added context to Tretter’s remarks in a phone interview. “Clearly, product out of China, which is where most of the generic glyphosate comes from, costs have gone up and therefore prices have risen,” he said. Manufacturers are paying more for electricity and specialized sulfur, which are key raw ingredients in the production of the most popular herbicide in North America. Downey receives a report on Chi-
na’s agricultural chemical industry where manufacturers have been bemoaning the hard times they face. “It was very clear they were losing a lot of money and they were complaining their costs had been going up. So you could sort of see (the price increase) coming,” he said. “They used to bleed red ink like mad and I think a few people have gone out of business, so there has been some consolidation within China.” Bob Friesen, vice-president of government affairs with Farmers of North America, said several Chinese glyphosate makers were caught inappropriately dumping waste water and now the entire industry faces increased scrutiny surrounding environmental regulations. “The government has decided to crack down on compliance and in fact some manufacturers have shut down to retrofit, which is supposed to cost a lot of money,” he said. The idled and closed plants are restricting supply, driving up prices. FNA recently bumped up the price its members pay for generic glyphosate and more increases could be in store. “According to what I’m hearing and according to what we’re seeing in China, yeah, there could be more
Global glyphosate prices are up 16 percent compared to a year ago, although North American growers haven’t seen those increases yet. | FILE PHOTO upwards pressure on the price,” said Friesen. Alberta Agriculture tracks prices of a variety of farm inputs. The data shows a modest three percent increase in the price of Roundup WeatherMAX glyphosate between July 2012 and July 2013. Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, said prices started to creep up at retail outlets in Manitoba around the beginning of July. “It’s a concern because it’s such an important tool for farmers across Canada,” he said. Farmers in his province are using
more of the chemical than ever due to the surging popularity of glyphosate tolerant soybeans and corn. Chorney said competition from generic product has made the herbicide the cheapest it has been in his lifetime. “Glyphosate is one of the most economical products we use on a cost per litre or per acre basis,” he said. “It’s at the low end of the scale, so a 16 percent increase there is not nearly as dramatic as say something like a fungicide that’s $20 per acre.” However, a huge volume of the chemical is applied to the vast
majority of acres in the Prairies for spring burnoff, in-crop application, desiccation and post-harvest weed control. “I’ve heard of one farmer bigger than me in our area take a whole semi-trailer load in one delivery to his farm,” said Chorney. That’s why a 16 percent price increase in the product would sting. Chorney bought his supplies for next year and part of the following year in June when a retailer told him that a price increase was coming. “I would say to farmers to secure a supply as far out as you can manage to store it and pay for it,” he said.
POOL RETURN OUTLOOK | MARKETING
CWB PROs reflect expectation of big world grain crops BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
CWB has updated its Pool Return Outlooks for the 2013-14 early delivery and annual pools, and has lower projected returns for all grains and oilseeds. In its PRO commentary, CWB listed larger global wheat and corn stocks and a stronger Canadian dollar as factors affecting PROs. The new PROs were released Aug. 15, just before a market rally that saw futures values rise sharply for most crops. On Aug. 26, new crop U.S. soybean futures hit an 11-month high and corn hit its highest level in a month on concerns of a lingering heat wave that is likely to affect soy, corn and wheat yields in the U.S. Midwest. CWB official David Przednowek said there is a reasonable chance that CWB will update its PROs again in the next week or so, particularly if crop conditions worsen south of the border. Either way, the latest PROs reflect market values that have fallen significantly from the stratospheric levels seen a year ago. “(Last year), Minneapolis wheat touched the peak of around $10,” Przednowek said. “At the time we did this PRO, (our numbers) were reflecting futures values in the area of about $7.45 to $7.70 a bushel.” “The big changes, year on year, are
a corn crop that’s going to end up being a lot bigger than it was last year,” he said. “There are some concerns that it’s not going to be as big as was initially projected, but either way, it’s going to be a record crop and that’s having a big impact on wheat and coarse grains.” Market analysts are gradually piecing together a more accurate picture of global grain stocks. Spring wheat yields in the Northern Hemisphere have been mostly determined. Volatility in wheat markets is largely the result of lingering frost fears in Canada and production-related concerns over late-season crops such as corn and soybeans. In Western Canada, market analysts are predicting a large, highquality crop with some experts predicting more than 30 million tonnes of wheat and nearly 15 million tonnes of canola. Harvest operations have also gone well in Europe and the Black Sea region. Przednowek said international supplies of wheat harvested this year will outstrip demand. “Globally, in spite of some unexpected and friendly demand from places like China and Brazil, the world’s going to end up with a pretty good wheat crop for this year so we’re going to build ending stocks,” he said. Pool return outlooks are not guar-
anteed prices. They are estimated returns for grain in-store, Vancouver or St Lawrence. For example, the August 2012 PRO for No. 1 CWRS, 13.5 percent protein, committed to the CWB’s early delivery pool was listed at $361 per tonne. Actual farmer returns were closer to $336 per tonne, which included an initial payment of $261, an adjustment payment of $50 in January and a final payment of $25.23 issued May 17. Charlie Pearson, a crops and market analyst with Alberta Agriculture, said the models used by CWB to arrive at PROs are an accurate reflection of current market conditions. “It’s a good process and at the end of the day, it comes up with a relatively good forecast of what they think they can do.” Pearson said CWB has altered its pool program to reduce risk and send more accurate price signals to participating growers. This year, all CWB pool programs will include a futures choice option, which has generated much interest among farmers. Pool payments are also being issued more quickly. For example, last year’s early delivery pool was closed and final payments issued by mid-May, a marked improvement over previous pooling programs offered by CWB. “I think you’ll see more of that in the future because in some sense, the new
NEW CROP PROS DOWN CWB Pool Return Outlooks are down from the June outlook because of the prospects of large crops and weaker futures markets. For the first time the CWB will market peas through its early delivery pool. Basis in store Vancouver or St. Lawrence.
EARLY DELIVERY ($/tonne)
1 CWRS 13.5 2 CWRS 1 CWAD 12.5 Select CW Two-Row 1 Canada canola 2 Yellow peas
$316 — 335 315 590 —
$293 279 330 300 545 330
$318 — 330 310 585 —
$293 279 325 300 550 —
1 CWRS 13.5 1 Canola
* PROS are the CWB’s estimate of returns. Unusual weather and other changes in market conditions could dramatically affect the forecasts. Source: CWB | WP GRAPHIC
CWB has to be more innovative than they were in the past,” Pearson said. “Before, you normally had pools open for 18 to maybe 20 months … but if you have pools now that are finalized in six to nine months, it makes it a lot easier for the new CWB to manage that risk … and to provide the best signals … to individuals who are participating in those pools.” Regarding farmer participation in CWB pools, Pearson said many farmers already have sales programs that are designed to generate average returns throughout the marketing year. For example, some farmers use a
form of pooling or price averaging that is predicated on selling 25 percent of their crop in the spring, 25 percent in the summer, 25 percent in the fall and 25 percent in the winter. “A lot of guys, rather than using a pool process, have their own way of averaging sales throughout the year … and getting a pool price that relevant to them.” It is still not clear how much grain the CWB attracted in its pooling programs last year, but company officials have said that farmers are generally less inclined to participate in pooling programs when cash markets are strong.
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CANFAX REPORT FED CATTLE DRIFT LOWER Market-ready packer supplies have tightened, but processors were disciplined and interest in the cash market was sluggish. The Canfax fed steer average was $118.80 per hundredweight, down 26 cents, in light trade, and heifers were $117.69, down 72 cents. Dressed trade was reported at $199-$200 per cwt. delivered. With supply tight and basis levels weakening, some feedlots passed or pulled cattle off the sales list. The Alberta-Nebraska cash-tocash basis has weakened, sparking U.S. buying interest. Accumulated sales totalled 11,183, down 22 percent from the previous week. Alberta fed cash-to-futures basis weakened to close at -$11.26. It is now weaker than the five-year average for this time of year. Weekly fed exports to Aug. 10 rose eight percent to 3,929 head, which was down 38 percent from the same week last year. Weekly western Canadian fed slaughter was 38,711 head, the most since the third week of March. O c t o b e r l i v e c at t l e t ra d e d at nearly a $3.75 premium over the spot contract, indicating basis levels could seasonally weaken into September, which normally has the weakest cash-to-futures basis of the year.
COWS REMAIN STRONG D1, D2 cows dipped 25 cents, but remain historically high thanks to
good buying interest from Canadian and American sources. D1, D2 cows averaged $82.42 per cwt., only $3.50 shy of the high set in June 2012. D3s averaged $74.07. Rail grade prices were $156-$161. Weekly western Canadian cow slaughter rose five percent to 5,539 head. That was up almost 60 percent from the same week last year. Non-fed volumes trading through commercial auctions have tightened despite elevated slaughter volumes. Local packers face tighter supplies and might cut kill levels.
FEEDER PRICES RISE Yearlings and calf prices rose as the Canadian dollar and feed prices fell, and demand for feeders was strong. It was the 10th consecutive week of price increases for 850 pound steers. All categories of calves and feeders were higher. A few new calves started to go to market. U.S. interest supported the yearling market. Since June 21, Alberta 850 lb. steer prices have risen about $20 per cwt. to $145. The U.S. feeder index also rose $20 to $156. Interest from Nebraska is likely to continue to support the yearling m a rk e t , w i t h 8 0 0 l b. s t e e r s i n Nebraska trading around $155 per cwt. ($163 Cdn) and the Western Canadian Index at $147.41 for 845 lb. steers. The yearling market is $5-$10 higher than a year ago, with the spread between steer and heifer prices a little wider this year. Auction volumes are starting to
STATISTICS CANADA | LIVESTOCK NUMBERS
Canadian cattle herd makes little growth Small increase first since 2005 | Beef cattle numbers down in all provinces except British Columbia, Alberta BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU
Ca na d a’s l i v e s t o c k nu m b e r s remain flat as a strong loonie and high feed costs create little appetite for expansion. Statistics Canada’s July 1 inventory report found 13.540 million cattle, up 0.1 percent from last year’s census. Though modest, it was the first year-over-year increase since 2005 and followed seven years of declining inventories. There are 3.9 million cows on 82,760 operations, down 1.8 percent from July 2012 and a decrease of nearly four percent since 2011. Beef cattle numbers were down in all provinces except British Columbia and Alberta. Alberta’s herd increased 2.2 percent to 5.5 million head, while B.C.’s herd increased less than one percent to 655,000 head from 650,000. Heifer retention, which is the number to watch in the beef sector, increased by less than one percent. Fewer breeding females means the overall calf supply is also dropping, resulting in fewer available slaughter cattle for the third consecutive year. The United States did not issue a midyear inventory report this year because of government cost cutting,
but a private analysis firm suggested the American picture is similar. The CME Group said a smaller calf crop means the available number for North American slaughter is likely to be around 38 million head, two percent lower than last year. The reduction has created a bullish cattle market for this fall and into 2014-15, said the firm. Canadian cattle exports to the U.S. increased by more than 40 percent for the first half of the year with more than 568,000 head going south for feeding and finishing. About 400,000 were exported during the first six months of last year. Statistics Canada said the hog sector is holding steady with 1.2 million sows and gilts. There are nearly 13 million pigs up 0.6 percent from a year ago. There were 7,100 hog farms, down 1.4 percent. Manitoba was the only province to show any rebuilding of the hog herd, increasing 2.4 percent to 2.9 million as July 1. Sheep are also flat to declining with the total number at 1.13 million. However, Alberta showed good growth at 3.5 percent compared to the Atlantic region, where the flock shrunk by 4.3 percent. British Columbia and Manitoba flocks also had small increases of 1.7 percent.
seasonally increase. Year to date auction volume is up nine percent over the same period last year. The weak Canadian dollar has been highly supportive. Generally good grass conditions in Western Canada will moderate the flow of yearlings off pasture.
Reuters quoted Allendale Inc. chief strategist Rich Nelson as saying the placement shortfall could reduce first-quarter 2014 cattle slaughter by at least eight percent year-over-year compared to the possible decline of six percent that some in the industry had anticipated.
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Choice cutout rose $2.54 to close at $195.84 per cwt., while Select slid 43 cents to $185.28. Canadian cut-out values for the week ending Aug. 16 were unavailable. The USDA reported beef in cold storage was four percent lower than the previous month but one percent larger than last year.
HOG PRICES FALL
Market-ready hog supply increased seasonally and demand fell, as it normally does this time of year. Cash hog bids fell strongly through the week. Pork belly prices often drop in late summer as the bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich season winds down. Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs fell to $68 US per hundredweight delivered to packing plants Aug. 23, down from $73 Aug. 16. The estimated pork cut-out value was $100.56 Aug. 23, down from $103.74 Aug. 16. The estimated weekly U.S. slaughter to Aug 3 was 2.21 million, up from 2.18 million the previous week. Last year’s total was 2.27 million.
Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 936 sheep and 331 goats sold Aug. 19. Wool lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $97-$130 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $105-$125, 86-105 lb. were $105$126 and 106 lb. and heavier were $112-$125. Wool rams were $50-$76 per cwt. Cull ewes were $30-$50. Hair lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $85-$125 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $100-$125, 86-105 lb. were $100$115 and 106 lb. and heavier were $110-$118. Hair rams were $44-$69 per cwt. Cull ewes were $35-$50. Good kid goats lighter than 50 lb. were $195-$260. Those heavier than 50 lb. were $195-$260 per cwt. Nannies were $60-$110 per cwt. Billies were $100-$160. Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,752 sheep and lambs and 38 goats traded Aug. 19. All well-finished lambs sold actively at steady prices. Grass, feeder and under-finished types sold under pressure at about steady prices. Sheep and goats sold steady.
FEWER CATTLE IN U.S. FEEDLOTS The U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised the market by saying that only 1.72 million cattle were placed in U.S. feedlots in July, a 10 percent decrease and the lowest level for July in five years. Analysts had expected a 1.4 percent reduction. The decline was attributed to the smaller herd, high feed costs and improving grass conditions. Many calves that would normally go into feedlots were instead bought to put on grass. The total number of cattle on feed Aug. 1 was 10.026 million, down six percent from last year at the same time. Analysts expected a decline of about four percent.
BISON STEADY The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range averaged $3.50 Cdn per pound hot hanging weight with sales to $3.70. Grade A heifers sold at $3.45 with sales to $3.55. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.
This cattle market information is selected from the weekly report from Canfax, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. More market information, analysis and statistics are available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling 403275-5110 or at www.canfax.ca.
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CALGARY STAMPEDE | STEER DISQUALIFICATION
Stampede needs to explain actions to retain integrity
he Calgary Stampede has given itself a black eye with its mishandling of this year’s prospect steer show and the disqualification of the winning animal. The steer was stripped of its grand champion title after testing positive for a painkiller, though the Stampede didn’t announce that publicly until weeks after the event. Even then, it did so only after repeated inquiries from the steer’s owners and the media made it clear the matter couldn’t be kept locked in the barn. The two owners of the steer have appealed the disqualification amid numerous questions the Stampede has failed to answer. They are entitled to a better explanation than anyone has so far received. On July 13, Riley Charlock and Royden Anderson sought permission from the Stampede’s accredited veterinarian to administer a painkiller to their steer before the show, and they heeded a recommendation on what product to use. The Stampede has not explained why its own veterinarian approved the use of a product that apparently contravened the rules and thus led to the animal’s disqualification. Failing further explanation, one can speculate the problem lies in interpretation of these rules. And if that is the case, the rules need to be clarified. The steer’s owners complied with the rule requiring veterinary consultation if an animal requires care. The animal was lame from a pre-Stampede foot injury and the owners sought help to relieve its pain and prevent it from limping in the show ring. The rules also state that “any productssolutions-liquids administered internally to alter the conformation or weight of the animal is (sic) prohibited.” Is this the basis for the recent disqualification? If so, did the painkiller alter the conformation or weight of the animal? Arguably, it did not. The rules say Stampede officials can discipline any person who compromises
the well-being of an animal. Is this the basis for the disqualification? Do officials believe the steer’s health was compromised? If so, they should say so. The steer’s owners hired a lawyer to obtain a copy of the blood test that led to the disqualification but last week were told by Stampede lawyers that the sample had been destroyed. No explanation was provided. Given that blood tests are not routinely taken from cattle at the Stampede, destruction of the sample raises further questions. Why was it destroyed? Could the initial results be replicated? What was in the blood sample and did its contents contravene the rules? The Stampede has made excellent strides in the protection of animals used in the rodeo and chuck wagon races. It has made a point of explaining these initiatives to the public. That progress makes this new circlethe-chuck wagons stance regarding show cattle all the more inexplicable. Organizations are obviously more eager to explain their advances than their controversies, but the latter action is vital to maintaining credibility. The Stampede Steer Classic has the richest prize on the Canadian cattle show circuit. That $10,000 is a lure that could lead some steer owners to compromise animal welfare. It does not appear to be the case in this situation, but it has happened at other shows and must be prevented. To maintain the respect and confidence of exhibitors and the public, Stampede officials should thoroughly explain their reasons for disqualifying the winning steer, examine and clarify the rules and develop a strategy for better handling controversies in the future. As it stands, the disqualification appears unfair to the exhibitors and raises questions about the integrity of the steer classic show.
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LOCAL FOOD | WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Lack of concise definition leaves local food debate spinning its wheels NATIONAL VIEW
Local food is a hot topic in the food industry, but no one can say what it is
or an agricultural column writer, it is a rare treat when a William Shakespeare quote fits, so let’s give it a go. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet (through Shakespeare) knew how to pose a question that would be relevant more than 400 years later. What’s in a name? When it comes to “local food,” quite a lot, it seems. When a farm an hour’s drive away delivers food to customers on my street, that’s local food. At most farmers markets across the country, customers assume the produce they buy from people who look like farmers is locally grown. But if you are in a grocery store in Red Deer or Moose Jaw or Brandon and the sign advertises “local product,” does that mean it was produced within an easy drive from the store by a farmer you might meet at the next Corb Lund concert?
As it turns out, not necessarily. In a Conference Board of Canada report on the importance of the local food movement published last week, author Jessica Edge provides a succinct discussion of the confusion over what people actually mean when they talk about local food. “There is no widely accepted definition of local food,” she wrote. “Local food is a way for some Canadians to express their values and beliefs about the food system.… Local food systems are hypothesized to have a wide range of broad public health benefits — local food is seen as a way to improve local economies, the environment and health and nutrition.” But what is local food? Some imagine it as that truck on the
street from the nearby farm. For others, it is food grown within 100 miles of the consumer. Or is it food consumed in the province where it was produced? Maybe it is food produced within a five-hour drive or food with an arbitrary “food miles” definition. Interestingly, for consultation on the issue, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency defines local food as “food produced in the province in which it is sold or food sold across provincial borders within 50 kilometres of the originating province.” Theoretically, that means that a grocer in Ottawa could label corn grown around Thunder Bay, several days drive away, as local. The point is that in one of the hottest and most interesting debates in
the food industry today, with consumers denouncing imports and demanding local and asking for government regulation to make local more available, there is no clear understanding or agreement on what exactly is being demanded. Presumably, we can all agree that tomatoes from California or China shipped to New Brunswick are not local produce. Beyond that, there is little clarity. A basic rule in political debate — and local food is at the centre of a fierce and fascinating political debate in Canada — is that the terms of engagement, the definitions and the rhetoric should at least all agree on the meaning of the words. What is in a name? Very much indeed. Without clarity, it is a circular debate.
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EDUCATION | MATH
Rail group defends safety practices
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BY MICHAEL BOURQUE
he rail supply chain in Canada is core to our economy and standard of living. Rail service allows small, medium and large businesses to compete globally. Railways in Canada provide efficient service while operating in a safe, environmentally sustainable manner. The Lac-Mégantic accident was a terrible tragedy that deeply affected all of the men and women across the Canadian railway industry. As we wait for investigators to piece together the unusual sequence of events that led to this tragedy, the railway industry is working to ensure that it is never repeated. People from across the country have asked me about the dangerous goods travelling through their communities. It’s important to know that railways in Canada routinely share this information with municipal officials and responders to help develop effective and realistic emergency response plans. Railways in Canada and the United States are subject to extensive and rigorous safety regulations, including the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and its standards and requirements. These regulations apply to all railway companies in Canada that transport dangerous goods. Railways under provincial jurisdiction might be subject to additional rules and safeguards. In fact, railways in Canada are trusted to the degree
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Railways follow strict safety regulations to make transporting dangerous goods across the country safe and environmental friendly. | FILE PHOTO that they are obligated by law to move dangerous goods. The industry also has outreach programs to make sure officials and other interested parties are aware of the movement of dangerous goods. Last year, we trained 1,100 community leaders and emergency personnel across Canada. Urban rail expansion, as well as the practice of developing land in close proximity to rail operations, has generated a variety of opportunities and challenges for municipalities, devel-
opers and railways. New land use guidelines, developed by railways and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, promote best practices and awareness about the issues associated with development near railway operations such as noise, vibration, emissions, safety and design. Rail is a safe and more environmentally responsible option for transporting the dangerous goods that are critical to Canadians. Railways move 70 million people and 71 percent of
all surface goods but generate only three percent of greenhouse gases for the transportation sector. In time, we will learn more about the causes of the tragedy at LacMégantic. In the meantime, railways are working hard to provide safe and reliable transportation for people, goods and the economy. Michael Bourque is president and chief executive officer of the Railway Association of Canada.
WEATHER | WHO WANTS WHAT
Ideal farming weather is complicated equation HURSH ON AG
eather forecasters shouldn’t assume they know what weather conditions a farmer wants or needs. Farm operations are so diverse that one may be hoping for rain while another is hoping for heat. Radio and TV weather reports are notorious for taking the urban view. Hot, dry summer days are what the typical vacationer wants. Farmers get a bit cantankerous when crops and pasture are withering and the weather person forecasts another nice hot day. At some point, someone often tunes in the weather person, pointing out that the needs of farmers and
ranchers are different than those of city dwellers. As a result, statements are made such as, “Tomorrow is going to be rainy, but at least that will make the farmers happy.” Of course, that may not make farmers happy at all if there’s already been too much rain or if they’re in the middle of harvest. In all fairness, many of the services that provide specialized agricultural weather forecasts often fall into the same trap. They assume to know what farmers need. In the middle of a prolonged drought, it’s a safe bet that everyone is hoping for rain and vice versa when there’s flooding. Often though, it isn’t clear cut. At this time of year, heat is considered a good thing by most producers. They want the crop to mature. However, late seeded crops may have their yields shaved by hot weather and cattle producers would prefer to have moisture for their pastureland. A shower could also help swathed canola cure properly. Conditions can be highly variable in a short distance. Precipitation
maps illustrate how there’s often a gradient of well above normal to normal to well below normal precipitation within 100 kilometres or less. Producers in those different zones are likely to have different weather wish lists. Sometimes farmers don’t even know what weather to hope for. One crop might need rain while another needs to have maturity pushed by hot, dry weather. Then there are unintended consequences. Hot, dry fall weather is ideal for grasshoppers laying their eggs, which could increase the hopper population next year. Rain during the growing season promotes crop growth and better yields, but it also promotes fungal diseases. A heavy crop canopy isn’t always good news. Frost in the fall is generally bad, but at some point producers could be looking for a killing frost to help make crops such as flax easier to harvest. Imagine if farmers could form committees and order perfect weather for every season. It sounds like utopia, but in reality there would be great dif-
ficulty reaching agreement. Producers relying on surface water would want winter snowfall and runoff. They’d be at odds with those who don’t want to fight with the snow and then lose seeded acres to sloughs. Dry weather for haying might mean foregoing rain for grain and oilseed crops at a critical time in their development. There would be arguments over how much to water the crops and when to turn off the tap. Producers with sandy soil would have different viewpoints than those on clay. It’s a Canadian pastime to talk about the weather, and that’s especially true for farmers. However, it’s probably a good thing that we need to take what we get and roll with the punches. As for weather reports, give me the facts and I’ll decide the ramifications. The forecast, even it’s right, might be good news or bad or both. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ack to school means back to books and the perpetual student question, “why do I need math anyway, I plan to be a (insert profession, not engineer, here).” I have a social work student at home who has put off university math classes for several years, as well as a younger one receiving year around math tutoring to hone his skills. He would rather be learning to drive a tractor/swather/sprayer, painting a barn or playing a video game, although it’s mostly the latter. Dad projects the other stuff onto him. Both are good students, but they recently asked why they need solid numeracy skills later in life. Because Dad said so, was the reply. Reporters applying for journalism jobs are tested on their abilities to write and interview but seldom on a skill like calculating a percentage or estimating large numbers. However, reporters use math skills every day. Is something a story or merely an anomaly? We routinely make on-the-fly estimates and exact calculations. Western Producer reporters use numeracy skills every day, whether it is making commodity prices relative to previous and future years, calculating levels of fertilizer application over time or determining how a price increase for a popular herbicide might affect the farm economy. Editors check reporters’ calculations, budget the business of news gathering and perform other duties too numerous to be counted. What about being a farmer? Do you need math? It is one of the most math dependent jobs I know. One moment you’re figuring out how small the margin is on a specific crop choice and the next you’re calculating the right amount of products to blend into a pesticide tank mix for one of your smaller than average fields so that none is left over when the job is complete. Innumeracy, said mathematician John Allen Paulos in his textbook on the subject, is “an inability to deal comfortably with fundamental notions of number and chance.” So, don’t let your babies grow up to be innumerates. They might end up needing work some day, even as reporters or farmers.
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To correct matters — while there is obviously a high C4 ratio (market share of the top four firms relative to the total market), there is a vibrant cash market going on and many smaller players are finding their way as we move out of the CWB single desk period. There is a good cash business going on and it will improve and deepen as time passes. This is, after all, year one of a new era after seven decades of a single desk. It was not at all accurate to suggest that anyone has essentially given up because the big guys won’t trade with the smaller guys. The smaller (and) medium-sized players have a good business going on and that will grow as time passes
and the larger firms have been trading with the best deal provider at any given time. The theme I did mention was that the integrated firms can buy from a farmer, run it through their country terminals through their export terminals and go to an overseas customer — but that is hardly news to anyone. I remain convinced the future is bright for all players, regardless of size. I have toured parts of Western Canada lately and I have seen firsthand the emergence of a new group of trading firms, grain handling firms and more market advisory providers. A well-run business will flourish in Western Canada and I wish The Western Producer would have worked
harder to get that message across from our conversation. They have generally been accurate in their reportings, but missed the mark in a big way on this one. Doug Hilderman, Vice-president Western Grain Trading, NorAg Resources Inc., West St. Paul, Man.
NO PROTEIN PREMIUMS To the Editor: John De Pape’s criticism last week (WP letter to editor Aug. 1) that a farmer was blinded by ideology
when he complained about the private trade no longer passing protein premiums back to farmers generated much laughter. For years Mr. De Pape compared averages of the occasional high U.S. spot price to CWB prices to criticize the CWB. Now he is criticizing a farmer for using an average of the actual protein premiums the CWB passed back to farmers over the years. Of course, like all small brokers, Mr. De Pape has to cultivate a relationship with one of the big four grain companies that now run the world grain trade while at the same time convincing farmers he has something of value for them beyond being a middleman.
PASTURE TRANSITIONS To the Editor: I am writing in response to recent comments regarding the transfer of federal community pastures. The statement that our provincial government has not listened to pasture patrons is simply not true. We have been consulting with patrons on a regular, ongoing basis since this transfer was announced last year. To accommodate the needs of pasture patrons, we have announced several initiatives throughout this process, including: • The option for patrons to purchase or lease their pasture. • Funding of up to $120,000 per patron group to assist with business development plans. • Lease agreements of up to 15 years. • The use of fixed assets, such as handling facilities, fences, dugouts, etc., at no cost. The federal government agreed to delay the transfer of the first five pastures by one year. I fully recognize there are some patrons who would prefer a further delay; however, the timing of the transfer is a federal decision and, provincially, we have no control over this timing. Furthermore, our government has continued to make pasture patrons the priority throughout this transition. We have been approached by many other organizations, companies, and many producers who are not patrons interested in acquiring these lands. Our response to all of these offers has been the same — patrons are the priority and only they have the opportunity to lease or purchase their pasture. Our government will continue to make patrons the priority and work with them throughout this transition. Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister, Regina, Sask.
COMMENTS CLARIFIED To the Editor: The Aug. 8 article “Small grain trader says open market has less competition than expected,” in which I am referenced, completely missed the intended theme. At the same time, the quotes were taken totally out of context.
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OPINION Through our single-desk wheat board, farmers sold directly to end- use customers around the world. Now western farmers, along with (agriculture minister) Gerry’s (Ritz) crippled wheat company and small brokers like Mr. De Pape, all ultimately have to sell their grain on the terms and prices set by those big four giants. All the bluster and long letters from the likes of Mr. De Pape will not change that fact or the fact that protein premiums are no longer going to farmers. Ken Larsen, Benalto, Alta.
CWB CO-OPERATIVE To the Editor: It has been noted that the present
Conser vative government has decided the (CWB) will be privatized in the near future. I presume they are contemplating someone such as Archer Daniels Midland or Richardson as owners. That would certainly serve the major corporate owner well. However, if you are talking about being of service to the agricultural industry, the only logical owner should be Federated Co-operatives. In this way, the farmers would have a voice in the operation and an opportunity for individual landowners to profit would exist. The trend lately has been to allow corporate landowners — even offshore owners whose interests are far different from small individual owners. These people have no interest in preserving the productivity of the land or the supply of good food that
is not contaminated with GM genes that is sold to the unsuspecting consumer. The wheat board run as a co-operative would serve both producers and consumers much better. Jean H. Sloan, Lloydminster, Sask.
OPEN MARKET COMPETITIVE To the Editor: In an article published in the Aug. 8 edition of The Western Producer (“Small grain trader says open mark e t ha s l e s s c o m p e t i t i o n t ha n expected”), Mr. Doug Hilderman suggests that removal of the CWB monopoly has led to a loss of competition among buyers of farmers’ grain. His belief is premised on difficulties
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NorAg Resources has encountered in finding opportunities to buy or sell grain to or from companies such as Richardson. Meanwhile, another article published in the same edition of The Western Producer (“Open market attracts new grain brokers from outside Canada”), confirms that 14 companies have been granted new grain dealer licences in Canada since Aug, 1, 2012 — obviously invalidating Mr. Hilderman’s assertion that competition has diminished since the elimination of single desk grain marketing. What is incontrovertible is that western Canadian grain marketing is now governed by commercial principles. Companies like Richardson, who have invested billions of dollars in their grain handling, crop input and processing facilities, are well-positioned to directly connect producers
with consumptive customers and have little to no requirement for intermediaries. Offering our best price directly to our customers is the most efficient way of conducting business, and we believe that our customers support our approach. This is not to say that companies like NorAg Resources cannot be successful in such an environment but, as is expected in a commercial system, it does require the delivery of a value proposition that is attractive to farmers or grain buyers who will then determine whether they wish to avail themselves of such services. Jean-Marc Ruest, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, Richardson International Limited, Winnipeg, Man.
MEMORIES | PASSING THE TORCH
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t isn’t that young people and newcomers aren’t interested in stories from the past. Whether it be family or community traditions, we can cultivate interest in the newer generations through story-telling. The process can be fostered at anniversar y celebrations, but implanting ideas starts much earlier. In churches, for example, children can be given a treasure hunt list of questions. Invite them to look for memorial plaques and inscriptions and note interesting details. How old is the organ? What does the writing on the front of the communion table mean? How many different cross designs can they find in the sanctuary? What does “In Memory” mean? Who is the baptismal font in memory of? The treasure hunt needs to extend over a couple of weeks, with questions handed out one week and answers sought the next. A little sense of competition never hurts. Neither does it hurt to start making connections between objects named and the families whose members may still be present in the congregation or serving in the community. Forewarning the representative families and asking them to share something about their great-grandparents gives the tie-in a new vitality. As we give breadth and depth to the things we once took for granted, we feel our roots reaching out. As we talk about the stories that enfold our surroundings, we nourish the tender spirits of our youth. We also encourage each other to think ahead and try new wings. If, in the earliest times people recognized how essential a faith community could be, is this also true for today? The God of our ancestors carries us into ever new tomorrows. Joyce Sasse writes for the Canadian Rural Church Network at www.canadian ruralchurch.net.
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RESEARCH | FUNDING
Federal cuts put greater onus for funding on grower groups Corn and soybeans | Commodity groups partner to purchase row crop seeder and harvester for research projects BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU
Agriculture Canada cutbacks and university budget deficits have left less money for agriculture research. The shortage has prompted the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association to dedicate more time and money to research that directly serves its members. “There are cuts everywhere, from people to programs,” said executive director Roxanne Lewko. “It’s falling on the grower groups to step up. If we want to see (research) done, we have to take a bigger role in
making sure (it happens).” The MPGA and the Manitoba Corn G row e r s A s s o c i at i o n re c e nt l y announced that they will buy a row crop seeder and row crop harvester to use on corn and soybean plots in the province. The commodity groups will spend $100,000 each on the equipment, and the federal government will cover the remaining $242,000. Lewko said buying research equipment is a first for the MPGA because it normally invests in research projects rather than machinery. University of Manitoba scientists will be the primary users of the plotsized equipment, which is suited for
research on corn, soybeans and pulse crops. The corn and pulse grower associations needed to commit cash for the machinery because the U of M cannot write a large cheque to a combine or seeder manufacturer. “It seems like (universities) … their funding mechanisms for research equipment has basically disappeared,” Lewko said. MPGA members are also participating in strip trials on soybean plant populations and inoculants. Ron Tone, owner of Tone Ag Consulting in St. Pierre, Man., who coordinates the strip trials for the
MPGA, said this kind of on-farm research offers necessary and timely answers to agronomic questions. As an example, Manitoba soybean growers wanted to know this spring if they should apply a granular inoculant as well as rhizobia coated on the seed. If so, how much granular inoculant should they apply? “I couldn’t answer them because there’s nothing out there except Ontario and North Dakota research,” Tone said. To answer the question, Tone recruited 10 soybeans growers to conduct strip trials in their fields this summer.
He said convincing growers to participate can be a challenge because they aren’t paid for strip trials. However, he said growers need to understand that their efforts can significantly affect the bottom line. “Most guys are spending around the $10 mark (on inoculant), but some are spending as much as $20 an acre for the extra granular inoculant,” Tone said. “If a guy has a 1,000 acres, even at $10 (per acre) that is $10,000.” Tone said participating in strip trials also offers producers a window into data interpretation and variability of results. For instance, the data might show there is a 20 percent chance of a yield benefit from applying both granular and seed coated inoculant. Growers can make an informed decision if they know the probabilities, the cost of inoculant and the price of soybeans. “Then it’s in their hands to decide if this is worthwhile.”
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Research efforts to sequence the wheat genome are delivering results that will bring improved varieties, say officials. Wheat is described as the Mount Everest of plant genomes because of its complexity, having five times more DNA than the human genome. As a result, wheat is the only major crop that has not been sequenced. Researchers say related projects have long been underfunded. “There has been some investment in wheat genome sequencing, some in Canada, and some other countries,” said Bikram Gill, a researcher at Kansas State University and director of the university’s Wheat Genetic and Genomic Resources Centre. He contributed to a project that identified and cloned a wheat gene that prevents pre-harvest sprouting. Internationally, researchers are working on identifying the genetic blueprint of every trait in wheat. “Now a lot of DNA sequence information is coming out. There will be a flood of genes that will be identified in wheat. That in turn is going to help breeders make yield advances, which is like one percent per year (today),” said Gill. “Maybe we want to go to two percent per year yield advance. This is what’s going to drive that.” Gill’s project, recently published in the journal Genetics, adds to a lengthy list of genes, including new stem-rust resistant genes that have been recently documented in scientific journals. “We have advanced the technology to the point where we could sequence the wheat genome,” said Jan Dvorak, wheat geneticist at University of California, Davis. “The only thing that stops us is money.” Gill’s discovery should provide breeders with a new tool to prevent pre-harvest sprouting, which is when grain germinates before harvest, affecting yield and crop quality.
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FEDERAL AGENDA | FARM POLICY
Talks on Hill include food safety, rail transport rules BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
The federal government launches a new agenda in October for the final two years of its current mandate. The agenda will include a glimpse of agricultural plans to 2015. The Conservative party lags in the polls midway through a majority mandate and after more than seven years in power. A new parliamentary session will be part of the government attempt to re-calibrate its way, ahead of the 2015 election with a refreshed cabinet and a new throne speech laying out a reelection vision. Farm sector lobbyists and opposition MPs expect no centrepiece agricultural initiatives. “I really think it will be the same old, same old, although there is much they could be announcing to repair some of the damage they did in the past few years in cutting research and food safety resources,” said Guelph Liberal MP and former agriculture
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critic Frank Valeriote. Canadian Federation of Agriculture president Ron Bonnet said he expects no grand vision in the throne speech. Instead, he thinks the speech will promise continued work on initiatives already launched, including completing food safety regulations and promoting the benefits of trade deals now being negotiated. “I really don’t think you will see many radical ideas in the throne speech,” he said. “But there could be some surprises.” He said any government decision to tighten rail transportation rules in the wake of the Quebec oil car explo-
sion that killed 47 people in July could negatively affect hauling grain by rail. “Our sector could be sideswiped a bit by that.” Bonnet said it is also possible the government could announce progress toward a national food strategy promised by prime minister Stephen Harper in the 2011 election campaign. The CFA and the Conference Board of Canada are working on versions of a national food strategy, with the conference board set to unveil its proposals in the spring. “That report could be a platform for the government to announce at least some movement toward the goal,” said Bonnet. Last week, the Conservative government was saying nothing publicly on a renewed agenda for agriculture and rural Canada. In the past two years, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has fulfilled a longstanding party pledge to eliminate the CWB export monopoly and
started reforming the Canadian Grain Commission mandate. The government also eliminated the controversial long gun registry. A source within the agriculture department said the outline of the new agenda is still in flux. Ritz will receive a new “mandate letter” from Harper early after the new parliamentary session begins that will outline what the government expects of him. “There will be a new mandate letter, but it is impossible to speculate on what will be in it,” said the source. “There are things on the horizon, but it is in flux. The work we do evolves in reaction to what is happening in the industry.” However, with a party convention planned for Calgary at the end of October, the party base grumbling and Conservative support levels in the polls stalled, “it is fair to say there is an expectation across the board that we must do better.” Items on a renewed agricultural agenda will likely include:
• Completion of Canada Grains Act reforms, including changes to the grain commission governance structure. • Changes to variety regulation rules. • Completion of food safety rules so that the Safe Food for Canadians Act can take effect in 2015. • Promises of benefits from trade negotiations with the European Union and Japan as well as a vow to continue defending meat exporters against U.S. country-of-origin labelling rules. Liberal agriculture critic Mark Eyking said whatever the new agenda, the government will have to be held accountable in the next two years for the effects of food inspector cuts. Eyking said the next two years will also likely be the first test of recent cuts to farm safety net programs as commodity prices fall and production costs rise. “When the storm comes, and it will come, farmers will be shocked.”
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TAKING A BREAK
NEWS WESTERN CANADA | AGRONOMY
Nitrogen shipments rise Fertilizer use | Expert concerned about nutrient runoff BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Tim Caruth takes a break from loading wheat into rail cars on the Battle River Railway siding at Alliance, Alta. He was helping his grandfather, Alvin Miller, empty his uncle Norman Miller’s bins so they’re ready for harvest next month. Caruth hopes to buy his own grain farm one day because “farming is all I’ve ever wanted to do.” | RANDY FIEDLER PHOTO
Nitrogen use on prairie farms continues to rise as growers across the West look to boost crop production and increase revenue. Statistics Canada’s fertilizer shipments survey shows the amount of nitrogen shipped to western Canadian markets increased by about 30 percent during the six-year period ending June 2012. Total nitrogen shipments to the Prairies in 2011-12 were pegged at more than 2.25 million tonnes, up from roughly 1.73 million tonnes in 2006-07. Statistics for 2012-13 were not available. Erik Magnussen, a spokesperson with Statistics Canada’s livestock, aquaculture and food statistics branch, said the figures published in the fertilizer shipments survey do not correspond exactly with the amount of actual nitrogen that is applied to western Canadian cropland each year. But they do provide a close estimate. “That’s a measure of how much was shipped… but it doesn’t necessarily mean for sure that the farmer at the end used it all,” Magnussen said. “It’s not an equivalent (to usage) but it’s the best that we have…. This is what disappeared into the market.” The fertilizer shipments survey is based on data provided by the Canadian fertilizer industry. It accounts for various forms of nitrogen contained in seven different fertilizer products ranging from NH3 ammonia (82-0-0) and urea (46-0-0) to monammonium phosphate (11-52-0) and diammonium phosphate (18-46-0). Figures contained in the survey also show a 14 percent increase in phosphorus shipments over the same six-year period. Fertilizer use usually fluctuates with commodity prices. As grain prices rise, nutrient applications generally increase. But increased fertilizer use does not always translate into more grain production. Under certain conditions, crop nutrient uptake is hindered by environmental factors. Nutrients that are not used by plants can contribute to nutrient runoff, eutrophication of sloughs, lakes and rivers and a general reduc-
It’s important for farmers to realize that a very small area can contribute an awful lot to nutrients loads ... HELEN BAULCH GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR WATER SECURITY
tion in ground water quality. Officials at the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan have already determined that water quality in Saskatchewan’s largest man-made reservoir, Lake Diefenbaker, is deteriorating. Phosphorus levels are elevated and algal blooms have been observed. Based on preliminary research, scientists believe that 90 percent of the phosphorus that flows into the lake each year is retained. Upstream from the reservoir, some parts of the South Saskatchewan River already have phosphorus loads 10 times higher than what scientists would expect to find in a healthy ecosystem. Nutrient levels in lakes and rivers can originate from a variety of sources including urban waste water, upstream agriculture and the natural environment. One of the institute’s priorities is to understand how much these sources contribute to total nutrient loads and how they can be more effectively managed. Helen Baulch, a professor and water quality expert with GIWS, said conditions over the past few years have been conducive to high nutrient runoff. “The really wet conditions definitely lead to higher nutrient runoff,” she said. Baulch said excess nitrogen use and nutrient runoff might be responsible for increased algal growth on prairie ponds and sloughs. “It’s a pretty hotly debated topic among scientists whether it’s phosphorus or nitrogen that’s the root cause (of algal growth) but in all likelihood, both have some role.” Researchers have determined that a disproportionately high amount of nutrient runoff related to agriculture may be originating from small areas that are not well managed.
“It’s important for farmers to realize that a very small area can contribute an awful lot to nutrients loads…,” she said. Agricultural operations that take place near streams or on steeply sloped areas, for example, should be managed with greater care. The Canadian fertilizer industry is taking steps aimed at reducing nutrient losses and is encouraging efficient fertilizer use among farmers and agricultural retailers. Speaking earlier this year in Lethbridge, Clive Graham, vicepresident of strategy and alliances with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, said the industry is not simply aiming to sell more fertilizer. “Canada is a mature market for fertilizer,” he said. “Most large scale farmers in Canada use fertilizer. We’re not trying to grow the market. We’re trying to ensure that farmers are able to apply their fertilizer in a sustainable way so that the public can see that they’re doing the right thing for the environment.” In a recent interview, Graham said the industry continues to promote the concept of 4R nutrient stewardship as the best way to minimize nutrient losses and improve nutrient use efficiency. The 4 Rs in the 4R nutrient stewardship program refer to using the right fertilizer, applied at the right rate at the right time and the right place. Graham referred to a memorandum of understanding that was signed in Manitoba earlier this year. That agreement, involving the CFI, the Manitoba government and Keystone Agricultural Producers, promotes the responsible use of fertilizers and is aimed at helping Manitoba meet environmental objectives related to the province’s water resources. Similar initiatives are underway in other parts of the country, Graham added. “Obviously, there’s a great deal of interest in reducing nutrient losses… and we believe that 4R nutrient stewardship is a good way to maximize efficient use of fertilizers and reduce losses into the environment,” he said. “The Canadian fertilizer industry does well when farmers do well and our industry depends on farmers making net returns from using fertilizers,” he added.
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LIVESTOCK | PROBLEMS WITH WILDLIFE
Northern producers struggle with elk problems Feed losses costly | There are also reports of elk killing horses and ruining bales in farmers’ yards. BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU
SPIRIT RIVER, Alta. — Tony and Pat Evans say herds of rampaging elk have left them with no options but to sell their horses. The couple from northwestern Alberta say they have fought off elk that eat their hay, smash their fences and kill their animals for more than 12 years. “We’re going to have to get out of the business,” said Pat. Elk come out of the bush in herds of 200 to 400 animals and move into the Evans’ fields during winter. They push aside horses to get at the hay. The Evans said they can no longer afford to buy hay for elk as well as for their band of 77 horses. “As soon as you put the feed out, they come out of the bush,” Pat said, sitting at the kitchen table on her farm tucked along a forested area. The couple sold a quarter section of land last year to pay bills, which included buying 200 hay bales. This year, they are selling their grazing lease to help pay bills because horse prices are down. While the elk are a source of frustration, Tony said the Alberta government’s failure to control the elk, is equally frustrating. In addition to snatching up food left for the horses, last year elk also killed three horses. Five years ago, the Evans had another horse killed by elk. Tony said Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials don’t seem to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation. “The province needs to pay for the damage (elk) are doing,” said Pat, who added she thinks government officials are tired of hearing their concerns. “ They think we’re bitchy, old people.” Elaine Garrow, a councillor with the Municipal District of Spirit River, estimated that 12,000 elk roam the area from Wanham to Spirit River and south. “It’s a massive problem,” said Garrow, who was chased into her barn by five elk. Garrow stacks bales in her yard to keep an eye on the hay. She tries chasing the elk away with her truck, dogs and rubber bullets when the elk come into the yard. Sandy Reber said her husband,
Tony and Pat Evans of Spirit River, Alta., visit some of their 77 Morgan horses. Last winter elk killed three to get at feed, and the Evans say the problem has got to the point where they will have to sell their animals. | MARY MACARTHUR PHOTO Gerald, hooked up noisemakers and strobe lights every night last winter to discourage elk from entering their farmyard. “It worked, but it’s a lot of work,” said Reber. She said elk will come into their yard and eat out of the bale feeders. “They would chase away the cows and the baby calves,” said Reber, who estimated that 100 elk live near their farm. Garrow said elk have become a huge concern for the MD of Spirit River, which has taken its concerns to the Fish and Wildlife department but so far have seen little results. “They don’t feel it is a grave enough issue,” said Garrow. “Nobody cares.” Kelly Hudson, the municipal dis-
trict’s chief administrative officer, said elk are usually a problem in late winter when feed becomes scarce, but last year they were a problem all winter because of early snow in October. “Because of the scarce food, they got bolder and less afraid. They were fighting off animals for feed in farmyards,” said Hudson. It was not uncommon for elk to break into granaries and for herds of 400 animals to climb over hay bales, she added. “Four hundred animals can make a major impact on bale yards.” AFSC, which is responsible for disaster assistance in Alberta, says officials made 357 big game inspections last year and the first three
months of this year. Farmers also made 136 stacked hay claims. Neil Campbell of Woking said it’s not uncommon to see 200 to 300 elk in his fields, which makes it impossible to bale graze or swath graze cattle. “They would clean you out of house and home,” said Campbell, who spent Boxing Day fixing fence when a herd of elk pushed 50 of his bulls through a fence. Campbell said the government isn’t acknowledging the seriousness of the problem and believes opening the hunting season to cows and general tags is the only way to help control the elk population. He said the government does pay for hay for intercept feeding areas
and wire for hay fences, but it is only a small step to finding a solution. Sustainable resource development minister Diana McQueen said in a letter to Evans that the government is working to help find solutions to the conflicts, including extending the hunting season. “These hunting opportunities will help manage the elk population,” she wrote. “The government also works cooperatively with landowners to provide information and tools to help address impacts from human-wildlife conflicts.” Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials at the department’s Spirit River and Grande Prairie offices were not available for comment.
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CROPS | REGULATIONS
CATTLE MARKETS | OUTLOOK
Input sought on proposed crop variety registration
U.S. cattle producers leery of expanding
BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Ottawa is seeking feedback from farmers, seed growers and others on proposed changes to Canada’s variety registration system. Agriculture Canada has posted an online document entitled Crop Variety Registration in Canada: Issues and Options. The document, which can be viewed on Agriculture Canada’s website, outlines measures that could be taken to streamline Canada’s variety registration process. Proposed options include: • Retaining the current variety registration system and using measures already in place to ensure a more flexible registration process for new crop varieties. • Maintaining the current system but relaxing minimum registration requirements for all crop types. • Maintaining government oversight but eliminating regional recommending committees and merit assessments for all new crop lines. • Eliminating government oversight entirely and allowing industry or third party groups to develop their own variety registration protocols. Under the fourth option, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada would continue to ensure the safety of plants with novel traits. Some industry stakeholders have been calling for changes to Canada’s current variety registration system, suggesting it hinders innovation and discourages investments in plant breeding. Those who support a more lenient system argue that it takes too long to bring new crop varieties to market under the current regulatory system. As a result, seed developers are less likely to invest in varietal development programs because returns on investment are delayed. Supporters of the current system say there is already sufficient flexibility built into the system, adding that de-regulation could have costly and unintended consequences for the pedigreed seed industry and agriculture in general. Earlier this year, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz asked committees involved in registering new crop lines to look for ways to modernize the variety registration system. Ritz challenged recommending com m ittees un d er t he P rai r i e Grain Development Committee to review current practices and determine whether a revamped system would be beneficial to Canadian agriculture. In February, Ritz asked chairs of all recommending committees to provide suggestions on how the system could be improved. The online document published earlier this month is the culmination of that exercise. Stakeholders who wish to weigh in on variety registration changes should complete an on-line survey at http://bit.ly/170kQTQ before Nov. 30.
Rebound from drought | Greener pastures and a promising corn crop may encourage growth BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU
Better pastures and a promising corn crop are good news for the United States beef industry, but there is little appetite for herd expansion, says an agricultural economist at the University of Kansas. “There is reason for some renewed optimism in the cow-calf sector compared to maybe six to nine months ago,” said Glynn Tonsor in an Aug. 13 webinar. “We are close to thoughts of expansion but in aggregate I don’t think it
One third OF THE COUNTRY’S HAY SUPPLIES AND PASTURES ARE STILL IN JEOPARDY has occurred,” he said. Last year’s devastating drought and high input costs dampened on the industry but pastures and crops have improved considerably in this growing season. On a national basis compared to
last year, when 75 percent of pasture and hay supplies were in jeopardy, this year about a third of the country is in difficulty. Pastures are actually worse than last year in the western region, where about 10 percent of the beef cows reside in New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Washington, California and Oregon. The Great Plains from Kansas to the Canadian border are better than 2012 but pasture conditions are still rated as below the five year average. About 30 percent of the national cow inventory resides in Kansas, Colora-
do, Montana, Nebraska, as well as Wyoming, North and South Dakota. Oklahoma, Texas and the corn belt area, where 50 percent of the cows are found, are faring better. The most optimistic region is the southeast because it ended last year in better than normal conditions and has had a good year. In the markets, calf prices are projected upwards by $10-$12 per hundredweight based on Kansas markets. The cost of gain is going down somewhat but feedlots are still in trouble.
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Family finds unique uses for Western Producer through the years NADEN HEWKO MACKLIN, SASK.
ongratulations on 90 years as our leading farm newspaper. I have enjoyed reading it for over half a century. My dad, John Bochar, subscribed to The Western Producer when I was about 10 years old. That is over 65 years ago. Dad and I read the paper and then it was recycled. Throughout the winter months, Mother saved issues that were not needed in the outhouse as she used them to line the floor of the little house she had for newly hatched chicks. After a week or so, she brought in straw but she felt newspapers were
Western Producer readers have moulded the farms, villages, towns and cities throughout the West into the rich, vibrant communities we see today. We’ve enjoyed being there alongside for the past 90 years. As part of 90th anniversary celebrations, our Tell Us Your Story project invites readers to share their memories and connections. best for very young ones, and she changed it daily. I recall looking forward to the young people’s page to read the stories and poems submitted by others, but I never had the courage to submit anything of my own. After I married a farmer in the Cactus Lake district, we also subscribed to The Western Producer.
The Homemaker’s section with Emmie Oddie’s I’d Like to Know page answered many of the queries I had as a young farmwife. I saved many of her recipes in a scrapbook and use some to this day. Western People, once the muchloved magazine section of The Western Producer, provided me with great reading.
In 1980, I decided to send in a story about my parents and the log house they built and raised us three girls in this warm home. It was published in the Sept. 25 issue of 1980 under the title, The Story of Our Log House. I was so thrilled to see it and the accompanying photo in print. That started me on my hobby of writing about the olden days. I had several more stories published in The Western Producer and other prairie publications. That led to the request of our children that I collect them into a book. The result was a compilation entitled Secrets of a Ukrainian Baba, which I had printed and presented to the family. I also have copies for sale. So I owe my initial start in writing
thanks to Western Producer editors who deemed my stories worthy of publishing. After each issue is read and an article or recipe of interest clipped and saved, I put the paper into a basket directed to our recycle bin. I wish The Western Producer many more years of serving the prairie agricultural community through good information and entertaining articles.
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For more than a century, players in the Canadian beef industry have often ridden separate trails, but as the world’s food demands change, they say it is time to ride together. The Straw Man Canadian Beef Industry Strategy was born at a meeting in Calgary last spring to get people talking about how to seize opportunities and sell more beef to a hungry world. It was designed as a way to bring people together to solve the problem of producing a quality product that processors, restaurateurs and retailers can promote and sell with confidence. “We don’t need any more organizations,” said Kim McConnell of Calgary, one of the strategy leaders. He is working with fellow Albertans John Kolk of Picture Butte and David Andrews of Bow City, who are guiding a committee representing key members of the beef business. “This strategy is about working together to create the kind of operating climate we need as an industry to advance our individual business interests,” McConnell said. The steering committee includes Willie van Solkema, president of JBS Canada; Dennis Laycraft, executive vice-president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association; Bryan Walton, manager of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association; Rob Meijer, president of Canada Beef Inc.; and Ken Clark, general manager of the Overwaitea Food Group. In addition, four teams have been created with 25 volunteers from across Canada to figure out what is needed to deliver a quality product to processors and retailers. Each team has a different focus, including talking about information flow, setting performance targets, providing consistent messages and bolstering financial support for a marketing and promotion entity, Canada Beef Inc. The strategy’s progress will likely be presented at the Canfax Cattle Market Forum Nov. 26-27, as well as during a later food industry conference in Ontario.
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FROM THE DAIRY BARN TO THE CATWALK Savanagh Walker’s life is full of contrasts. The student and dairy worker recently added the title of Miss Globe to her list of beauty pageant titles. | Page 24
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FAMILY | COUPLES WITHOUT KIDS
Childless by choice Stigma attached | Couples forgoing ‘bundle of joy’ considered selfish BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU
Co-workers call her “baby-hater,” said one woman in Gillian Ayers’ study. Another worried that her photography business would suffer if her child-free status became known. Still other women who have chosen to remain childless have found themselves pitied, assessed as less feminine or accused of selfishness. Yet statistics show more women are choosing that path and they usually have more than one reason for their decision, said Ayers, a University of Lethbridge researcher. The sociology graduate student recently completed a study on the key reasons women choose to be childless after interviewing 21 of the approximately 250,000 women in Canada who have done it. Whether the term is childless, childfree or voluntarily without children, it is a popular topic. It was a recent Time magazine cover story and has been explored in several books, including this year’s Two is Enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living Childless By Choice. In her own exploration, Ayers found it isn’t a decision made lightly or without profound consideration. And it’s fraught with social expectations and pressures, economic considerations and personal goals. “There are women out there who make that choice and we should respect that decision. They do experience a lot of unwarranted stigma,” said Ayers. Janet Shmorong of Strathmore, Alta., has experienced some of that stigma. She and her husband made the joint decision not to have children, having discussed the topic before and after they were married. “I’ve noticed different ways of people expressing it to me,” said Shmorong. “One is actual pity. One is almost anger … ‘why would you not want to have children? Why would you not want to bring a child into this world?’ My impression is that they look at me like there’s something wrong with me.” Those impressions would be no surprise to Ayers, who heard similar thoughts while interviewing women for her study. She believes Canadian society has elements of pronatalism, the encouragement to bear children. As well, society has become more childcentred relative to the “children should be seen
and not heard” attitude of past generations. “That’s exactly what the women were speaking to, this ideology of intensive motherhood,” said Ayers. Many of her subjects voiced the feeling that society’s idea of motherhood is that it should be all-encompassing and if it isn’t, something isn’t right. “That’s what they didn’t want. They either viewed it as ridiculous, that no one could achieve that, it’s impossible, or they realized, ‘I can’t do that so I’m not going to even go there,’ ” Ayers said.
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“It’s not intensive fatherhood. It’s not intensive parenthood. It’s intensive motherhood. The women recognized that as mothers or potential mothers they would be responsible for most of the work, and also the idea that they could potentially end up single and be single mothers and then it really falls to them. “That idea was enough to contribute to their decision.” Economics proved the most common reason women gave while explaining their choice, with 20 of 21 citing finances. Comments on selfishness were also common. Ayers said it came up in almost every interview, mostly accompanied by denial of the trait. Many women said childlessness was the most selfless option, given that other aspects of their lives would preclude intensive motherhood. Others voiced the opinion that with so many orphaned children in the world, it would be selfish to bear a child rather than adopt one, if children were a goal. “Women just can’t win, I think, in a lot of cases. There’s so many competing discourses.” Shmorong agreed, suggesting those who find the child-free choice to be selfish are misguided. “I feel sorry for people who think that way. I think rather than looking at others and judging them, (they should) look within themselves and worry about their own families.” Most of the women Ayers interviewed do not consider their childlessness as an identifying aspect of their individuality. “Other people might view them as inadequate or lacking or maybe unhappy … that kind of thing. But the women, when I asked ‘how would you describe yourself, would you list childlessness as one of your top traits?’ A lot of them said no, I’m all these other things and that’s just one part of my life.” Though the sample number was small, Ayers said it is considered sufficient for qualitative
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research. However, there wasn’t enough data to determine the relationship between religion, ethnicity or rural living and being childless by choice. She said religion and/or southern Alberta’s conservative nature had a role for some. “Some women spoke to that, definitely. They felt that in this community, specifically southern Alberta, being childless might be viewed differently than in another community. “The women thought maybe that they were expected to marry young and have children in this community, more so than in other communities.” The most surprising aspect of the study for Ayers was the view held by several women that pregnancy and childbirth are disgusting or repulsive. “That’s kind of the complete opposite of what we’re told to believe. I was shocked when the first participant mentioned that.” For younger women, the idea that they are “waiting for Mr. Right” is a common comment but queries about child status tended to fade as subjects aged, Ayers found in her study. Shmorong said that hasn’t necessarily been her experience. “I’m 50 something now and I keep getting asked about grandchildren. Used to be children, and now it’s grandchildren. “It’s funny how it resonates now. We made this decision 14 years ago and I still don’t regret it.”
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ON THE FARM | DANISH ROOTS
Everything has its place at Dalbey Farms Everyone plays a role | Taking over the family’s mixed farm requires help from the parents and children BY KAREN MORRISON SASKATOON NEWSROOM
DALUM, Alta. — The hedge in front of Rita and Olav Pallesen’s farmhouse is tabletop straight. Next-tonew farm machinery sits in rows in oversized sheds and not a weed is evident above the wheat field bordering the manicured farmyard. “One of the things I’ve taken from being raised here is that everything has its place,” said their son, Barry, who farms in this Danish community in southeastern Alberta. He and his wife, Pauline, seed 4,000 acres of wheat and canola and run a 140-head cow-calf operation called Dalbey Farms with their two daughters, Kirsten and Jenny, and his parents. “The simpler the better,” said Barry, who has dabbled in malting barley and peas. “We try to do rotations to break chemical resistance.” The family was committed to summerfallow on their hilly land until recently. However, modern equipment and technology supported practices such as straight cut combining, high clearance spraying, zero tillage, underseeding canola and seeding grass on marginal lands, which has allowed them to switch to continuous cropping. Protecting equipment is a priority because it holds its value longer, Barry and Olav say. Smiles form as they describe this year’s “terrific” crops, their enthusiasm dampened only by localized hail damage. Olav came to Canada to work on his uncle’s farm in the 1950s despite having no previous experience. “No one had anything to do with agriculture, but that was all I wanted to do,” he said. The first prairie winter was hard on Olav, who was tempted to return home, but then life improved. “The girls looked just as good here as in Denmark,” he said. Rita’s father had arrived from Denmark in 1926 and he, like Olav, met his Danish-Canadian wife in Canada. Olav also worked for Rita’s father, later buying his own land and producing livestock and crops. Times were lean, with Rita peddling eggs for $1.05 for three dozen to help feed her family, which grew to include four children and five grandchildren. “I hope our grandchildren never have to get along on what we survived on,” said Rita. “We had no choice.” Everyone pitches in with farm work. Rita said the family has long pursued a tradition of serving hot meals to field workers at lunch and delivering suppertime sandwiches at the same time to keep crews fueled through the evening. Pauline does field work as needed as well as bookkeeping. “She manages the costs, I just spend it,” said Barry. Daughter Jenny is studying to become a teacher, while Kirsten is taking animal health technology and hopes to eventually pursue work in a large animal veterinary practice as well as farm with her family. She said the livestock end of the business is different than the grain side.
LEFT: Barry Pallesen and his daughter, Kirsten, are looking forward to a good harvest. Dalbey Farms, comes from combining the districts of Dalum and Beynon, Rita Pallesen’s home community. BELOW: The Pallesens have a coffee break before Pauline, right, leaves for work. They are, from the left, Rita, Olav, Kirsten and Barry. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTOS
“Unless you have 500 cows, you can’t make it.” Barry likes the busy livestock lifestyle, saying it gives him something to do every day. “There’s no money in the cows. We do it because we like the cows.” He said the farm is now at a tipping point. Getting bigger will mean needing more labour, while an influx of commuters and acreage owners has affected the availability and price of farmland. “The beauty of this farm is because of Mom and Dad helping, the transition of going between three generations is much easier,” said Barry. “Kirsten is old enough to help on whatever job and Dad is able to help on whatever job. That extra support is absolutely huge.” Kirsten’s growing involvement will give Barry and Pauline the opportunity to slow down or get away. While Barry and Rita prefer to stay put, Olav takes regular trips to Denmark. Pauline said time away allows for perspective about the business. “Because we live, work and play here, there’s no distinction. You can’t close the door.” She and Barry met as students at Olds College and both worked before farming. It was a radical lifestyle shift for Pauline, who was raised in Revelstoke, B.C. “It was a testament to better or worse. It was like living in a foreign country,” said Barry. The succession from father to son has been gradual and conservative, with Barry veering away from radical changes and the older couple offering emotional support. “As it progresses, the older generation is more of a sounding board,” said Pauline. Added Barry: “If Dad says so, it’s a good idea. If he says nothing, then I have to rethink it.” He called respect for elders part of his upbringing.
“That’s how we’ve been raised.” Barry also emphasized the importance of letting go of the reins. “If you never let the next generation make a decision, they never will be capable. Sometimes you have to let the next generation make a mistake.” Olav agreed: “A mistake is OK as long as you learn from it.” Off the farm, the family is involved in community and church activities. Rita was a Drumheller Rotary Club citizen of the year nominee and has received an Alberta Health Services Award for her work at lodges and the hospital. The farm has received awards for its landscaping, and this year the Pallesens received the BMO Farm Family of the Year award at the Calgary Stampede. “For (Olav) to come from Denmark with $20 in his pocket and make this, he thinks he made a good decision,” said Pauline.
Olav Pallesen came to Canada from Denmark in the 1950s to work on his uncle’s farm and has since created a diversified farm operation near Dalum, Alta., which today includes three generations.
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FARMERS MARKETS | MARKETING WARES
HIP SURGERY | RECOVERY TIME
So you want to be a farmers market vendor?
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herever I travel, I seek out farmers markets and arrive early to avoid missing the best produce, baking, meats and crafts. Last summer, I visited Salt Spring Island off British Columbia’s coast. Hundreds arrive by ferry each Saturday to enjoy the open air market with more than 140 stalls, free entertainment and island culture. Being a market vendor was my fantasy for years. Now I have a table and know first-hand the work that is necessary to prepare the volume of food required. If you want to be a vendor, your first call is to the market manager in your area. Regulations vary from region to region but generally you must bake it or grow it. Many markets require “vendor made and sold.” Rules apply to vegetable and fruit growers as well as food preparation. You will need a safe food handling course and may need an inspected kitchen. Call your local board of
health for more information. Health officials visit vegetable gardens to ensure a safe source of water, separation from livestock operations and approved gardening practices. Success in sales comes from presenting a good product and creative marketing. I always try to use fresh and in season local produce in all my baking. The following has worked for me: • Find a product that you have a passion for and sell it with enthusiasm. • Create a pleasing visual presentation at your stall. Products sell better if they are at eye level. Vary the heights within your display to create interest. • Cleanliness is important. Do not eat or drink at the table. Keep all personal food off the table and use sanitizing cloths for cleanup. • Create a signature such as a label or name with a logo. • Keep your display well stocked. No one wants to buy the dregs. • Have a proper cash box or apron with pockets for cash. • Stand and greet your clients. Do not sit and wait for them to initiate conversation. People come to the market for personal attention. Remember faces even if you don’t remember names. Even if people are lined up for you, take a brief moment to make a personal connection.
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CHIPOTLE PEPITA BRITTLE 1 tbsp. 1/4 c. 3 c. 1 1/2 c. 2 tbsp. 1/2 tsp. 1 c.
baking soda 15 mL butter, melted 60 mL sugar 750 mL water 375 mL corn syrup 30 mL fine grained sea salt 2 mL pumpkin seeds, 250 mL also called pepitas 2 tsp. crushed dried 10 mL chipotle peppers
Stir together baking soda and melted butter, set aside. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside a second sheet of parchment the same size. Combine sugar, water and salt in a heavy two quart saucepan, bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, wash down any sugar crystals on sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water. Simmer syrup 10 to 12 minutes, until it reaches 270 F (130 C). Remove from heat. Stir in pumpkin seeds and chipotle peppers. Return pan to medium low heat and continue to stir. Melt again until mixture turns amber brown and reaches 290 F (140 C). Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda mixture with wooden spoon. Pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. Cover with second parchment sheet. Press with a rolling pin to one quarter inch thick. Remove top layer of parchment. Cool completely. Crack brittle and store between layers of parchment in a sealed container for up to two weeks.
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medium eggplants tahini 125 mL coarse salt 2 mL fresh lemon juice 45 mL cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 1/8 tsp. chili powder 1 mL 1 tbsp. olive oil 15 mL a half bunch flat leaf parsley or cilantro, leaves only
Prick each eggplant a few times and then char the outside by placing it on the flame of a gas burner or on a barbecue. Turn during cooking so the eggplants are uniformly charred on the outside. You can also char them under an oven broiler. If they are not soft and fully cooked, place on a baking sheet and roast for 20 – 30 minutes at 375 F (190 C). Cool completely. Split the eggplant and scrape out the pulp. Puree the pulp in a blender or food processor with the other ingredients until smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and lemon juice, if necessary. Chill for a few hours before serving. Serve with crackers, sliced baguette, or toasted pita chips. Baba ganoush can be made and refrigerated for up to five days before serving.
OKANAGAN PEACH AND ALMOND SCONES 1 c. coarsely chopped 250 mL fresh peaches 1 tbsp. brown sugar 15 mL 1 tbsp. butter 15 mL 1 tbsp. bottled lemon juice 15 mL 1/4 c. slivered almonds, 60 mL lightly toasted 2 c. all purpose flour 500 mL 2/3 c. 35 % cream 80 mL 1 large egg 1 tbsp. baking powder 15 mL 2 tbsp. sugar 30 mL 1/4 tsp. salt 2 mL 5 tbsp. cold butter, cut 75 mL into 1/2 inch 3 cm cubes 1 c. icing sugar 250 mL 1 – 3 tsp. milk 5–15 mL 1/2 tsp. almond flavouring 3 mL Combine icing sugar, milk and almond flavouring to make a thin icing for drizzling on scones. Set aside. Cut peaches into 1/2 to one inch (3 - 5 cm) chunks and drop into a bowl of cold water with lemon juice to prevent browning. Melt butter and brown sugar in pan until bubbling. Drain and add peaches. Gently simmer until peaches are barely cooked and still firm. Remove from sauce and lay out on parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze. Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in medium sized bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or quickly with your fingertips. Add frozen peaches. Whisk egg with cream and add to flour mixture. Mix with wooden spoon and knead a couple of times to incorporate all ingredients. Form into ball and place on floured work surface. Flatten ball with your hands until it forms a circle about one inch thick. Cut into six wedges. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. At this point, the scones can be put in a freezer bag and frozen for baking later. Bake by placing frozen scones on baking sheet and add 10 minutes to cooking time. For smaller scones, divide dough into two equal sized balls, follow directions and reduce baking time by five minutes. Bake in preheated oven at 375 F (190 C) for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly. While still on the baking sheet, drizzle lightly with icing and sprinkle toasted almonds. Serve immediately. Sarah Galvin is a home economist, teacher and farmers’ market vendor at Swift Current, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. She writes a blog at allourfingersinthepie. blogspot.ca. Contact: email@example.com.
I am due to have hip replacement surgery soon and I am wondering how long it will be before I am able to continue with my life as normal? Does it take longer than for knees?
Total hip replacement surgery replaces the upper end of the thighbone, otherwise known as the femur, with a metal ball and relines the hip socket in the pelvic bone with a metal shell and plastic liner. Some doctors recommend taking antibiotics before and after surgery to prevent infection in the joint. After surgery, you will also receive strong painkillers and possibly also anticoagulant medications to prevent blood clots, depending on your age and previous medical history. After a few days of strong pain medications, you may only need mild ones such as Tylenol with codeine. It is important that the pain is adequately dealt with because you will be expected to get out of bed, with help, as soon as possible after surgery, usually the next day. Most people are allowed to return home less than a week after surgery, but you will need physiotherapy and special leg exercises. For about the first six to eight weeks, you should take the following precautions to prevent the new hip from dislocating: • Avoid combinations of movement with your new hip. • Do not sit with your legs crossed. • Avoid low chairs, beds and toilets. You can get an extension for the toilet to raise the seat about six inches. • Do not raise your knee higher than your hip on the affected side. • Avoid leaning forward when you are in the process of sitting down or standing up. • Try not to rotate your leg too far out. You may need to use crutches or a walker for a few weeks after surgery, but you should be back to normal or even better than normal after six months. Although I have heard some people complain that knee surgery is more painful than a hip replacement, the recovery time is more or less the same. Most people are so relieved not to have the severe pain of osteoarthritis that they hardly complain of the post-surgery pain. When joint replacement procedures were first performed in the early 1970s, patients were told that the average artificial joint would last about a decade. Now, 85 percent of implants will last 20 years or more. Improvements in surgical technique and artificial joint materials could make them last even longer.
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Refurbished Hobies provide family fun Restoring sailboats an enjoyable sideline BY ANNE COTE FREELANCE WRITER
PELICAN LAKE, Man. â€” A small two hulled catamaran with a tarpaulin stretched between the hulls sits by the side of a Manitoba rural road, with its mast just waiting to be hoisted. The Hobie sailboat is parked outside Darryl Ennsâ€™s business, Signature Cover, in Elm Creek, Man. He has been manufacturing hopper covers for the past 20 years using PVC tarpaulins. He uses the same equipment to make sails and trampolines for the Hobies. He and his wife Jodi have a cottage at Pelican Lake, where Darryl test sails the Hobies he restores and sells. Their first Hobie washed up onto their lakefront property about seven years ago. It was in bad shape but Enns set to work restoring it.
Since then heâ€™s refurbished and sold 16 of them. â€œIâ€™m dragging them out of bushes. Thatâ€™s exactly where they are,â€? Enns said. Each boat handles differently. â€œYou put them in the water and they have their own character, some of them are sluggish and some of them just go like crazy,â€? he said. The couple, who has two daughters, grew up on Manitoba farms. Jodie teaches preschool in Elm Creek and Oakville and runs a preschool program for moms and tots. The two-hulled watercraft was popular in the 1970s. Most of the interest in his refurbished Hobies comes from fathers who are looking for an activity they can do with their teenage sons. â€œYou can both go as hard or as slow as you like on those things,â€? Enns said.
LEFT: One of the many Hobies restored by Darryl Enns is in full sail on Manitobaâ€™s Pelican Lake.Â ABOVE: Ginger, left, Keira, Darryl and Jodi Enns on the Hobie at their Pelican Beach cottage. | ANNE COTE PHOTOS
Jodi agreed. â€œYou can fly on those things,â€? she said. â€œYou can have someone hanging off of it. Theyâ€™re designed for one person to balance the craft while the
other hangs off the side,â€? she said. Ennsâ€™s restored Hobies range in price from $3,000 to $7,000. A plain Hobie can be jazzed up with options like a roller furling jib, trapeze for
hanging off the side, drink holders, pockets, mesh trampoline and stainless steel hardware. He advised people planning to sail a Hobie to first take a sailing course.
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Mealtimes are a disaster in our house. Our two children, ages seven and nine, will not eat what either my husband or I have prepared. That leads to tension and shouting, sometimes causing my daughter to leave the table in tears. We have tried rewarding the kids when they actually co-operate at the meal table, we have tried preparing different dishes for them and we have tried punishing them for not eating. Nothing is working. If you have a plan for meals that we might consider, please let me know about it.
The two most challenging tasks facing young parents are mealtimes and bedtimes. Your trauma around the dining table is a serious problem. You are not likely to resolve it by making small incremental changes, rewarding, or punishing or trying to bribe the kids with their favourite food. Whatever you are doing at mealtime needs to be taken apart and rebuilt with a more positive orientation. Talk to your husband and children and let them know how frustrated you are with what is going on in your house. Things have to change and you need some kind of a plan to follow. Your first stop en route to better and healthier mealtimes is at your doctorâ€™s office. It is time for each of your children to have complete physicals. At times, undiagnosed physical ail-
ments interfere with dietary habits of children so itâ€™s a good idea to ensure the kids are not struggling with something other than attitudes and behaviour. You need assurances that they are fundamentally healthy. The followup to the doctorâ€™s visit is a family meeting to explain responsibilities. It is your duty as parents to make sure that you have food on the table and your childrenâ€™s responsibility is to be there at mealtimes. Be sensitive to the childrenâ€™s likes and dislikes, but you as parents will pick the menus, not them. It is their responsibility to eat and appreciate what you have prepared. As frustrating as it is, back off when they pick away at their plates and donâ€™t eat what is in front of them. The problem is that no one can force another person to eat and when you try to do so, you create unnecessary and irresolvable tensions. They may not be eating but can at least be sitting at the table until you say that the mealtime is over. If your children have not eaten much, they are going to start begging for snacks. This is when your mettle as a parent is tested. Swallow your frustration and anger and let your children snack. If you donâ€™t, chances are good that they will sneak food behind your back. It is better if you leave them fruit, finger vegetables and cheese within reach. Finally, do what you can to make each meal fun. These are times for family intimacy. Tell stories and listen intently as the kids recount adventures of the day. Kids love to be loved for all the right reasons. The more you can share your admiration for each other, the less likely it is that your dining table will sound like a war zone. Jacklin Andrews is a family counsellor from Saskatchewan. Contact: jandrews@ producer.com.
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Beauty and the beasts: model enjoys farm life Miss Globe winner | Model hopes to study veterinary medicine after time on runway BY SHIRLEY COLLINGRIDGE FREELANCE WRITER
DALMENY, Sask. â€” Savanagh Walker zips around the massive dairy barn guiding 70 plus cows, hooking up milking machines and mucking out stalls. â€œI am the kind of person that likes to do everything a mile a minute,â€? she said. Until March 2012, the closest the Saskatchewan dairy worker and university student had come to beauty pageants was through modelling classes while in high school. Today she competes on the world stage. A friend had nudged the 18-yearold into her first pageant where she won Miss Teen Saskatchewan. From there, she went to Miss Teen Canada, where she was second runner up. All the while, she continued to juggle dairy jobs and retail work to pay for the â€œginormous costsâ€? of provincial and national pageantry, including gowns, travel, accommodation and the $3,000 entry fees. â€œAnd I did lots of fundraisers,â€? she said. Walker attributes her strong work ethic and drive to her mother. â€œTo my mom, one obstacle meant that a better solution was just around the bend,â€? she said. Walker grew up on her grandparentsâ€™ farm near Preeceville, Sask., leaving home at age 16 due to â€œfamily drama.â€? â€œI have always been a farm girl,â€? said Walker, who enjoyed picking eggs and hauling grain with her grandma and riding the swather or combine with her grandpa. â€œMilking cows and goats and butchering pigs and chickens was normal to me. I never saw that a cow giving birth was a really big deal because I dealt with it all the time,â€? she said. Argentina is a world away from the farm. Walker travelled there last November as Miss Global Teen Canada and placed third. â€œIt was amazing to be chosen so I wasnâ€™t expecting anything else,â€? she said. In February, she was asked to represent Canada in Egypt as the Top Model of Canada.
ABOVE: Savanagh Walker separates a birthing mother from the herd and befriends the new calf. BELOW LEFT: Hay beds are cleaned and refreshed daily to ensure milkers have a healthy, comfortable resting spot. | SHIRLEY COLLINGRIDGE PHOTOS BELOW RIGHT: Walker placed first for Miss Globe and fourth for Top Model World in March in Egypt. | MISS TEEN CANADA WORLD PHOTO
Once again, Walker doubled up her duties. She competed in Top Model World and Miss Globe at the same time. â€œThere were 47 countries from around the world. They were all fashion models. It wasnâ€™t a teen pageant
anymore so I was up an age category from age 18 to 27,â€? said Walker. She placed first for Miss Globe and fourth for Top Model World. â€œFor me, itâ€™s important to represent my country to the best of my ability so that even if I didnâ€™t win this year, the
next contestant from Canada has an even better chance because Canada has been represented so well.â€? In September, Walker will return to Egypt to do photo shoots and promotional work for clubs that sponsored the competition. Then she returns to
university to pursue a goal to get into veterinary medicine after taking a one-year hiatus due to the demands of pageants. â€œThat was a scary decision because school is something that I hold very high,â€? she said.
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SOUTHWEST Some preharvest desiccation work has started on crops. Canola, corn and soybean development has been helped by warm weather. Disease pressure from fusarium head blight and sclerotinia are at low to moderate levels. There are reports of bacterial brown spot, septoria and sunburn on soybean crops. Some bertha armyworm activity in the Wawanesa, Killarney, Boissevain and Deloraine areas has required control. Grasshopper activity is noted in the eastern and central parts of the region. NORTHWEST Isolated storms caused damage and lodging to crops, but conditions have been generally positive. Severe crop damage was noted in the Minitonas area following a storm Aug. 6. Crop conditions are largely good to fair, although some areas affected by early season excess moisture rate fair to poor. Farmers are starting to combine winter wheat and fall rye crops. Sclerotinia is reported in canola crops and weed pressure is higher than normal. Hay yields are average to below average.
The winter wheat harvest is wrapping up, while other crops are being swathed. Growers in the Teulon and Stonewall areas are furthest along.
SASKATCHEWAN Harvest progress lags behind the five-year average. Activity has begun in the southern regions of the province, and operations in northern Saskatchewan are likely to begin within the week.
earlier in the month, but warmer weather has helped development. Bertha armyworm activity is noted in the Stettler area, along with cereal leaf beetles in the Olds region.
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FLOODS | AFTERMATH
Alberta government urged to make plans to ave Variable climate | Land planner says some decisions will be difficult and must involve all levels of government and the public BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU
Brad Stelfox was travelling on the Danube River studying the effects of flooding in Europe when he received a phone call from his son in Calgary June 20. The police had given him 10 minutes to evacuate the family home in Sunnyside, an inner city Calgary community hard hit by flooding. The flooding of the Bow and Elbow rivers in southern Alberta was an extreme event that has resulted in an
estimated $5 billion worth of damage. Scientists such as Stelfox, a land planner, and geographer Tom Johnston of the University of Lethbridge are starting to speak out about the necessity for future flood planning and a new approach to land development plans for Alberta. Past scientific models have predicted a catastrophe of the size that hit southern Alberta this June, and past government studies have recommended flood proofing. More than 100 to 220 millimetres of rain hit the region in about 36 hours, and
normally quiet rivers could not hold the surge of water that swept across the landscape. “There hasn’t been as much appetite for people to present these climate change scenarios because they have been viewed as being unbelievable,” Stelfox said. Scientists know the prairie climate has experienced extreme variability for centuries, and the last 100 years have been relatively gentle without much change. Looking back at weather history has found that extreme weather was normal.
“This event may encourage society and policy-makers to be a little bit more open minded to what some people have been saying for a long time and that is, variation is the norm,” he said. The province has already promised new legislation to tighten building codes and implement flood protection strategies. Johnston said some of those decisions may be difficult, but they must involve all levels of government and the public. “It is very important to involve local
communities in these planning exercises,” he said. “If you don’t, then the chances of buy-in are limited. On the other hand, local knowledge also needs to be complemented with the knowledge we derive from our scientific models.” Buildings can be flood proofed and construction can be limited on flood plains, but Johnston said Alberta development regulations are written permissively. It may be time for province-wide standards rather than municipal approvals that vary between jurisdictions.
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ert next major flood If we don’t change our patterns and we continue to grow in human population infrastructure, then our maps show we are going to put an awful lot more infrastructure directly proximal to main stem rivers. BRAD STELFOX ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER
“It might be time to consider having those regulations written more directively to actually require those people who wish to develop in a known risky area to indicate what they are going to do to mitigate those risks,” he said. The government recently introduced a flood hazard mitigation plan, which Johnston said will help increase public awareness about flood-affected areas. He said this most recent flood should be seen as an extremely rare event. It is referred to as a once in a century flood, but that really means there is a one percent probability of a similar event occurring in any given year. “It is a wake-up call,” Johnston said. “There is lots of reason to believe that these kinds of events, perhaps not as extreme as this one, but these kinds of events are going to occur with greater frequency in the future and become increasingly severe whether we are talking about floods or droughts.” Flood plain maps need to be updated regularly as the climate continues to change. There are multiple flood plains within a watershed. The system is highly integrated and behaves like a row of dominoes, in which a change such as large-scale logging or increased paving can alter the hydrologic response profile. Flash floods occur if a drainage basin cannot absorb the incoming water. “As we continue to develop the upper reaches of these basins, we modify this hydrologic response, so
the hazard mapping almost needs to be done on an ongoing basis.” Land use affects how water moves, but it did not have much impact in this most recent event, said Stelfox, who is part of the Alces Group in Calgary, a private environmental and land planning company. “From the systems I have looked at, it would be unfair to say that land use in terms of what we see in Alberta was directly responsible for its magnitude in the Bow, Ghost or the Highwood (rivers),” he said. These are busy landscapes and have been influenced by rural residential areas, transportation corridors and forestry, but areas with less development were also hard hit. “The bigger, broader picture seems to be that Mother Nature can be quite aggressive and violent and produced a large storm event,” he said. Water was less able to infiltrate and enter the ground water system in some areas with more development, which resulted in faster runoff. Stelfox’s company develops models on how future development with homes, roads and industrial activity affects a landscape. It is also consulting with government on what changes may be needed. “If we don’t change our patterns and we continue to grow in human population infrastructure, then our maps show we are going to put an awful lot more infrastructure directly proximal to main stem rivers,” he said. This includes the small tributaries that also flooded in June and caused considerable damage. The province has also been developing regional plans with the most recent being the South Saskatchewan River Basin. It is designed around managing water resources, allocating water to various uses and maintaining a minimum flow for ecological and industrial uses rather than addressing flood hazards. There was some reticence to push the flood issue. “It’s in people’s minds, and people are probably directly asking how the South Saskatchewan regional plan is addressing variation in climate and are we putting the right things in the right places to mitigate these risks,”
The flooding that devastated southern Alberta in June was more extreme than what is normally seen, but land planning experts say the province needs to prepare for more of these disasters. | MIKE STURK PHOTO said Stelfox. A provincial flood risk strategy was studied in a report issued in November 2006. The report, which was led by George Groeneveld, former MLA for the Highwood constituency that includes High River, came up with 18 recommendations.
A report was also written in 2002, which the Groeneveld report cited as still being relevant. Most of the recommendations urged improved updating of flood maps for rural and urban regions. It also recommended addressing future development in flood prone areas and informing potential buyers
of the risk of flooding. Alberta Environment was encouraged to collect more high water data on lakes and rivers as well as make historical flood information available on its website. The Groeneveld report calculated that the recommendations would cost $306 million to implement incrementally.
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UPDATED STATISTICS FOR ALBERTA FLOOD RECOVERY PROGRAMS AS OF AUG. 20 June floods affected more than 100,000 people in 30 Alberta communities. More than 14,500 homes were damaged. Since the flooding began on June 20, 2013: • The government pledged $1 billion in initial funding to respond to the flooding emergency. • Almost $70 million in immediate support has been distributed as pre-loaded debit cards to Albertans forced from their homes. Almost $48 million was provided within the first five days of the program’s launch.
porary neighborhoods, hotels and with friends and family. • More than 8,000 applications for Disaster Recovery support are already being processed, with 1,400 payments totaling nearly $7 million already made. • Of the 8,000 applications for Disaster Recovery, 1,000 are being processed for small businesses.
• The province committed $50 million directly to High River, which was the worst hit community.
• Fifty-three modular classrooms are under construction to replace schools that cannot reopen.
• In High River, 831 home inspections have been completed. Of the 452 inspected homes that will need to be significantly repaired or rebuilt, 364 have been fully assessed and 59 have been remediated.
• More than 830 kilometres of provincial roads affected by flooding have reopened.
• Almost 2,700 Albertans are still out of their homes living in tem-
• The government has committed $20 million to restore land damaged by erosion. Source: Government of Alberta
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COMING EVENTS Sept. 7-8: Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum threshing bee, Moose Jaw, Sask. (306-693-7315, www. sukanenmuseum.ca) Sept. 10-12: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Canada’s Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ont. (800563-5441, 519-822-2890, info@ outdoorfarmshow.com) Sept. 28-29: Manitoba Plowing Match, Carberry, Man. (Barb Boundy, 204534-6451, firstname.lastname@example.org) Oct. 4-5: Unity and district trade show, Unity, Sask. (Irene, 306-228-3702) Nov. 3-10: FarmFair International, Edmonton (www.farmfair.ca) Nov. 11-16: Canadian Western Agribition, Evraz Place, Regina (306565-0565, email@example.com, www.agribition.com) Nov. 20-21: North American Consulting School (NACS)
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Investing in Agriculture and Food, Calgary (Adele Buettner, 306249-3512, firstname.lastname@example.org, cmccanada.ca/go/nacs) Nov. 26-27: Canfax Cattle Market Forum, Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Calgary (canfax.ca/CFX_forum_2013) For more coming events, see the Community Calendar, section 0300, in the Western Producer Classifieds.
REUNIONS Stanley Jones School 100th anniversary reunion, Calgary, Oct. 4-6. All students, alumni, teachers, staff, administrators (past and present) and anyone connected or interested in this iconic sandstone building are invited. For more information, go to sj100.myevent.com/ or call Connie McLaren, 403-512-7152.
OPEN FARM DAY Manitoba’s Open Farm Day is planned for Sept. 15 at more than 60 locations. The event gives visitors a chance to meet local farmers, explore farms, watch demonstrations, learn about farm products, enjoy recreational activities and ask questions about farm life. Open Farm Days have been held in Canada for about 10 years, starting in the Maritimes and moving west to Manitoba. As well as educating visitors, the event provides opportunities for farmers to market their products directly to visitors. People who wish to attend in Manitoba can use a guide map to choose a route based on location or the type of farms they want to visit.
Host farms are also identified in Google Maps. Call ahead to confirm business hours on Sept. 15 and to find out more about produce selections for the season. For more information, contact a local Manitoba agriculture GO office or call the Open Farm Day line at 204821-5322 in Russell. NEW DIRECTOR FOR BEEF BREEDS Michael Latimer is the new executive director of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. Latimer, a fifth generation purebred cattle producer, has been a partner with the Remitall Cattle Co. in Olds, Alta. For the last four years he was general manager of the Canadian Angus Association, where he was responsible for breed promotion and strategic planning with the beef breeds council.
He is also a past-president of the Olds Agricultural Society and has served as a judge and a mentor in the cattlemen’s young leaders development program. The beef breeds council represents and supports the Canadian purebred beef cattle sector. Its members include national breed associations that represent more than 10,000 producers of purebred breeding stock. 4-H RECEIVES FUNDS The federal government recently announced funding of up to $5.17 million in 4-H Canada initiatives over the next five years. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz made the announcement while attending the Feeding a Hungry Planet summit, co-sponsored by 4-H Canada, Agriculture Canada and Bayer CropScience. 4-H Canada, in its 100th anniversary celebrations this year, will use the federal funding to further its Embrace the Future initiative, aimed at expanding membership in rural areas, introducing 4-H programs in urban and suburban areas and strengthening the 4-H experience nationwide. LIVESTOCK LOAN PROGRAM REVISED
WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. Being a good neighbour is a lifelong job. TransCanada believes that agriculture is Alberta’s number one renewable industry. So we’re careful to respect the land that supports us – it’s what good neighbours do. Over our 60-year history of safely meeting North America’s energy needs, TransCanada has become a good neighbour to more than 40,000 landowners. Many have had our pipelines on their land for years, satisfied and confident in our standards of safety, respect and sustainability that help build vibrant communities and a great future. That’s what makes Alberta such a great neighbourhood. TransCanada is a founding member of Ag for Life, a program that delivers educational programming to improve rural and farm safety. Ag for Life also builds a genuine understanding and appreciation of the impact agriculture has on the lives of all Albertans. To learn more about Ag for Life, go to agricultureforlife.ca. Visit TransCanada Corporation at www.transcanada.com.
Saskatchewan Agriculture has amended the rules for the Livestock Loan Guarantee Program. Individual maximum loan limits have been increased to $500,000 from $300,000 under the Cattle Feeder option and to $500,000 from $200,000 under the Cattle Breeder option. The combined individual maximum limit under both options has been increased to $500,000 from $300,000. Individual maximum loan limits have been increased to $500,000 from $200,000 under the Bison Feeder option and to $500,000 from $125,000 under the Bison Breeder option. The combined individual maximum limit under both bison options has been increased to $500,000 from $300,000. Other changes include increasing the corporate maximum loan limit under the cattle and bison feeder and breeder options to $1.5 million from $300,000. Corporate and individual borrowing limits were previously the same. LLG supervisors now have authority to allow the interprovincial movement of cattle enrolled under the feeder and breeder options. The new rules are designed to help reduce barriers to livestock expansion. Radio frequency identification tags on calves as an alternative to brands are now permitted under the Cattle Breeder option. The tagging date for calves under the Bison Breeder option has changed from Dec. 1 of the year of birth to March 31 of the year after birth to align with the weaning process. The Livestock Loan Guarantee program was established in 1984 to encourage growth of the province’s livestock industry and provide financing to producers buying livestock or developing feedlots.
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DURUM | PRODUCTION
CROPS | MARKETS
Foreign buyers get scoop on durum
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Promote quality | Tour touted Canadian durum’s colour and gluten strength The variety is suitable for bread and noodles BY BRIAN CROSS BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Foreign buyers of Canadian durum toured Western Canada last week to see how Canadian durum is developed, produced, transported and shipped. The tour, organized by the Canadian International Grains Institute, was part of an ongoing effort to familiarize foreign customers with Canadian durum and to solidify Canada’s reputation as the world’s top producer of high quality durum. Canadian durum accounts for 60 to 70 percent of world trade in the crop. “We’ve got participants from 10 different countries here to see the due diligence that goes into making the best quality durum wheat in the world,” said Earl Geddes, CIGI’s chief executive officer. “In just about every case … buyers from those countries recognize that Canadian durum makes the best pasta and the best couscous of any durum in the world. Partly that’s because of the colour, partly it’s because of the protein content and functionality and partly it’s because of the reputation of the Canadian industry’s follow-up service and care of customers.” Geddes said durum varieties developed at Agriculture Canada’s Semi-
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A r i d P r a i r i e R e s e a rc h C e n t re (SPARC) in Swift Current, Sask., and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon have positioned Canadian durum as the product against which all other durum is measured. Canadian durum is widely recognized for its exceptional yellow colouring and its strong gluten strength, which is critically important to processors. G eddes said Canada is miles ahead of its closest competitors when it comes to providing consistently high quality durum to overseas buyers. Various steps have been taken to maintain that reputation, most notably the development of low-cadmium varieties, which are well adapted to western Canadian conditions, he added. Non-traditional customers are also looking at Canadian durum to see if it can be used in new products that are not typically made with durum.
“The South Koreans are not big pasta producers but they are looking at Canadian durum use in noodles — yellow alkali noodles and white salted noodles — which are huge consumption products in that country,” Geddes said. “They’re very excited about what they’ve seen.” Canada’s most w idely grow n durum variety, AC Strongfield, still accounts for nearly 60 percent of total acreage in Western Canada and 35 to 40 percent of world trade. Curtis Pozniak, a wheat breeder who heads the CDC’s durum breeding program, said Strongfield has set a high standard for varieties in the Canada Western Amber Durum class. However, new varieties and lines now in development are delivering improvements in yield potential, agronomic performance and insect resistance. Solid stemmed varieties developed by Agriculture Canada and the CDC are nearing commercial release and will significantly reduce losses caused by the wheat stem sawfly. Midge resistant durum varieties are also in the pipeline, while recently released varieties such as CDC Verona combine the exceptional end use quality of Strongfield with improved straw strength and threshability.
Global demand for Canada Prairie Spring Red wheat is expected to increase as international buyers see evidence that Canadian supplies are stable and growing. “We think there’s a very bright future for this type of wheat,” said Earl Geddes, chief executive officer of the Canadian International Grains Institute. “Consumer response has always been very positive, but there’s never been a consistent supply so it’s really been the supply that’s held the opportunity back for this class. I think we’re starting to see a shift there now.” CPSR is a minor wheat class in Canada. Until recently, it accounted for one to two percent of total wheat acreage in Western Canada. However, Geddes said CPSR acreage increased significantly this year, and similar gains are likely in 2014. “I think we saw the acreage last year went up by about a million and a half acres and next year we expect it to go up even more,” he said. “As we can supply this product, they’re going to be asking for it in pretty large volumes.” CIGI has traditionally focused much of its wheat-related program-
ming on the Canada Western Red Spring class, which is still recognized by many international buyers as the best milling wheat available. However, buyers in some parts of the world are showing increased interest in CPSR, which generally produces higher yields than CWRS but less protein. End-use characteristics of CPSR are well-suited to many types of bread and noodle making. Geddes said CIGI has expanded its programming to include more promotion of CPSR and Canada Western Red Wheat , which produces some of the whitest flour in the world. Consistency of Canada’s CPSR crop is also high. “If you have a vessel of CPS wheat from Western Canada, there’s probably only three varieties in it and they’re all cousins,” Geddes said. “So it’s very, very consistent and you know exactly what’s coming on a boat.” FP Genetics announced last week that it will invest $1.5 million over the next 10 years in the Canadian Prairie Spring wheat breeding program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. Curtis Pozniak, who will head the CPSR program at CDC, said the centre decided several years ago to i n c re a s e i t s c a p a c i t y i n C P S R breeding.
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ABOUT LATE BLIGHT
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Some Alberta potato growers are battling late blight in their crops this year. The disease can occur in home gardens and spread further afield. To prevent late blight: â€˘ Plant certified seed potatoes. â€˘ Rotate crops within your garden. â€˘ Plant potatoes in a warm, dry, sunny area. â€˘ Do not overwater. â€˘ Hill potatoes to prevent spores from washing down to tubers. â€˘ Apply home garden fungicides. â€˘ Do not over-fertilize.
Potato growers seek to increase potato eaters Consumption is down 18.9 percent since 2007
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â€˘ Plants will have dark, watersoaked lesions on leaves. â€˘ Initial spots may have yellow edges that turn brown or black in a few days and become brittle when dry. â€˘ Spore production looks like fluffy white growth on edges of lesions on underside of leaves.
TABER, Alta. â€” Per capita consumption of potatoes continues to drop in Canada and that is having effects on Alberta potato growers. North American acres of potatoes are down five to six percent this year and Alberta growers planted about 3,000 fewer acres as processors reduced their contracts. â€œWe are eating a lot less potatoes,â€? said Potato Growers of Alberta executive director Terence Hochstein. His figures show 2011 Canadian per capita consumption of potatoes at 11.75 kilograms per person. In 2007, the figure was 14.49 kg. He said that indicates an 18.9 percent decrease in domestic potato consumption in the last five years. Concerned about the trend, the PGA is participating in a study commissioned by the Canadian Potato Council and the Canadian Horticulture Council to investigate reasons for reduced consumption and collect ideas for reversing the direction. â€œWeâ€™ll see if we can come up with some answers on why is this trending down and what do we need to do as an industry to reverse it or stall it,â€? said Hochstein. Results are expected by the end of this year. Not all vegetables are seeing reduced rates of consumption, which makes potato producers wonder about the trend, he added. â€œIt is a concern, when you consider the consumption of carrots is up 22.2 percent, onions are up nine percent, cabbage is up 10 percent.â€? There were 52,000 acres of potatoes
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planted in Alberta this year, including seed, processing and chipper varieties. About 39,000 of those are in the southern region. Irrigation, heat units and the presence of processors including McCainâ€™s, Lamb-Weston, Cavendish Farms, Hostess and Old Dutch make the region attractive for potato production. Hochstein said this yearâ€™s crop is doing well, despite hail damage to about 4,000 acres in early July. Harvest has begun for potatoes processed into potato chips and fullscale harvest of processing potatoes is expected to begin around Sept. 10. Harvest will be later for acres that had to recover from hail damage. â€œThere will be very few unharvestable acres,â€? Hochstein said. Some growers in the Taber region have been battling late blight, which thrives in the hot, humid conditions that have been common this summer. â€œGrowers have managed it very well,â€? Hochstein said. â€œThe growers have got a very tight spray program. Most guys are spraying every seven days and rotating their chemicals and staying on top of it.â€? Monitoring of late blight will continue as part of PGA research efforts. Other projects will monitor fusarium and verticillium wilt, though neither have caused major problems this year.
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Biodiesel report raises ire Former N.S. farmer takes Liberal ag critic post BY BARRY WILSON
Projects fail to detail greenhouse gas reductions BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Biodiesel producers are taking issue with recent comments made by Alberta’s auditor general. Merwan Saher was highly critical of the way the province has handled bioenergy grant programs in a report released in July. He said the province has done a poor job of ensuring biofuel projects are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and went so far as to suggest they might be increasing them. “Publicly available studies and reports (post-2004) conclude that emissions may increase as a result of biofuel production in certain circumstances; for example, when indirect land use is considered,” said Saher in his report. That statement upset the Western Canada Biodiesel Association, which met with the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta earlier this month to talk about why indirect land use change (ILUC) shouldn’t be factored into greenhouse gas emission calculations. “There is a complete lack of any international consensus on how to measure indirect land use change,” said association president Ian Thomson. ILUC is a controversial theory that suggests some of the environmental benefits of biofuel are negated by the destruction of rainforests and grassland in response to higher grain prices caused by biofuel demand. Alberta uses the GHGenius model for its life cycle assessment of transportation fuels. It does not include the ILUC factor. T h o m s o n s a i d t h e Eu ro p e a n Union, which has some of the strictest biofuel sustainability requirements in the world, conducted an exhaustive study of the ILUC factor last year. “They decided not to include it. We think that’s a good indication of where the state of the science is.” The International Standards Organization also decided to eliminate ILUC as one of the sustainability criterion for bioenergy because of a lack of consensus among its scientists. However, Thomson thinks the most compelling argument for excluding ILUC from the life cycle calculation for biofuel is that indirect effects are not included in a similar analysis of fossil fuel. For instance, if ILUC is used to calculate biofuel emission reductions for biofuel, then part of the Canadian military’s emissions should be added to the fossil fuel number because an argument can be made that the military plays a role in protecting energy sources from the Middle East, said Thomson. “If you measure it on one fuel, you have to measure it on the other.” Thomson acknowledged there has been shortcomings with the biorefining and infrastructure grant programs that Alberta Energy inherited from Alberta Agriculture. “In fairness, some of those earlier programs were more focused on rural development, and they didn’t ask for a whole lot of information on specific greenhouse gas emissions,” he said. The oversight has been corrected in producer credit programs that fol-
lowed the grant programs, he added. Thomson said there was enough information to make a good estimate of greenhouse gas reduction benefits in the first round of the producer credit program, and the information became far more specific after the program was revised in 2011. “In defense of Alberta Energy, I think they actually had more information than was credited to them,” he said. Thomson is convinced that Alberta projects using conventional biofuel technology and Alberta feedstock have reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has shaken up his parliamentary caucus, shuffling many of his seasoned agricultural veterans to non-related jobs. Frank Valeriote, agriculture critic since 2011, is being replaced by veteran Nova Scotia MP and former farmer Mark Eyking, who once served as parliamentary secretary to agriculture minister Bob Speller. Valeriote becomes deputy whip in the new Trudeau shadow cabinet, a relatively minor post that requires making sure MPs perform their duties and show up for committee duty and House of Commons votes.
Wayne Easter, longtime agriculture critic and most recently trade critic with an eye on agricultural issues in trade negotiations, is the new Liberal public safety critic. Montreal MP Marc Garneau, a former astronaut and Liberal leadership contender, adds international trade to his new position as foreign affairs and Francophonie critic. Toronto MP Kirsty Duncan replaces Eyking as international co-operation critic. It is Trudeau’s first major overhaul of caucus responsibilities since he won the leadership this winter. The Aug. 21 announcement was in preparation for the opening of the parliamentary session in October. Eyking said he plans to use his new
position to question government cuts to food inspectors as well as the implications of last year’s federalprovincial agreement, which reduces farm business risk management funding. “One of my priorities will be food safety and cuts at the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency),” said Eyking, whose family operates a vegetable farm on Cape Breton Island. Eyking has been an MP since 2000, served on the House of Commons agriculture committee and has been involved in the Cape Breton vegetable farm started by his Dutch immigrant father. Regina Liberal MP Ralph Goodale remains deputy leader of the party in the House of Commons.
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POLITICS | NEW CONSTITUENCIES
Urban-only ridings go ahead for Sask. Federal electoral boundaries | Commission sticks to its guns on controversial proposal BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
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The majority on a three-member commission created to redraw federal electoral boundaries in Saskatchewan has rejected Conservative pressure to drop its proposal to create urban-only ridings in Saskatoon and Regina.
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In their final report published Aug. 21, commission members justice Ronald Mills and University of Saskatchewan political scientist John Courtney said three exclusively urban seats in Saskatoon and two in Regina will be in place for the 2015 election. Saskatchewan’s remaining nine seats will be a rural-urban blend or rural. Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities president David Marit, the third commissioner, refused to sign the report, objecting that urban-only seats will drive a wedge between rural and urban residents and ignores the community of interest between the province’s two major cities and surrounding rural communities. He also complained that new large rural ridings will force districts together that have no real economic or community connection and create unwieldy rural constituencies. “I did not sign off on this report because I think it is wrong,” Marit said. “I made proposals that I thought would deal with the fact that the cities are growing, but the other commissioners did not even look at them so I think they went into it with a determination to create urban seats.” Most respondents objected to the rural-urban split proposal during public hearings in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Conservative MPs used Parliament Hill hearings earlier this year to echo Marit’s complaints, arguing that the proposals ignore Saskatchewan’s history of ruralurban connection. Political analysts also have suggested that creating five urban seats in Saskatchewan cities could change the results of the next election in the province. The changes could jeopardize at least two seats the Conservatives narrowly won in 2011 thanks to a strong rural vote that countered an NDP majority in the cities. The NDP has not won a Saskatchewan seat since the 2000 election. The Conservatives hold 13 of 14 Saskatchewan seats with Regina Liberal MP Ralph Goodale the sole opposition representative. Marit said the impact on electoral results is not the issue in his opposition to the commission decision. “I just think the new electoral map ignores Saskatchewan history and traditions of rural-urban common interests,” he said. “With the size of some of these ridings, I also think this will lead more people to tune out of politics, and more voter apathy is the last thing we need.” He said one of the new ridings includes the city of Moose Jaw west of Regina and stretches as far north as Lanigan southeast of Saskatoon, 200 kilometres away. “What is the community of interest there?” The commission majority also rejected most of the MP proposals for minor tinkering in proposed boundaries for the new ridings.
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Whether it was English jumping, Western pleasure, pole bending, barrel racing or heavy horses pulling wagons, Albertaâ€™s Millarville Fair held Aug. 17 featured it all. Mounts were tacked up in matching and vibrant accessories as riders presented their showmanship and athletic skills. And for those who didnâ€™t show up with their steeds, there were stick-horse races with ribbons for all. The 106th fair was blessed with sunshine, a rarity in southern Alberta this summer. | Wendy Dudley Photos Olivia Walker puts everything she has into piloting her horse forward in the Pee Wee pole bending event.
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CROP DISEASE | FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT
Take steps to keep fusarium under control BY REBECA KUROPATWA FREELANCE WRITER
Harvest management is farmers’ last chance to mitigate problems with fusarium head blight, says a research plant pathologist with Alberta Agriculture. Michael Harding said diseases are at their peak just before harvest, which makes now the best time to scout fields and determine problem areas so that they can be harvested, trucked and stored separately from healthy crops.
Farmers should check their crops for signs of fusarium damage like that depicted here.
“This is also the best time to evaluate how the management practices used in the season performed, noting which areas will be high risk for the next two or three years,” said Harding. An integrated management program is the best way to deal with fusarium head blight, but that should be done earlier in the season, he said. Such a plan includes field selection, rotation, variety selection, seed testing and treatment, irrigation management and well-timed fungicide applications.
Depending on the situation, it might be better to blow fusarium-damaged kernels out the back of the combine to reduce disease amounts in bins, but that could create future field problems. | KELLY TURKINGTON PHOTOS
However, steps can also be taken at harvest. “Because fusarium head blight is a little bit of a different organism or a bigger problem than just yield loss, there are things we can do to minimize those effects,” said Harding. Heavily infected areas can be harvested and stored separately to minimize the chances of the remaining parts of the field being downgraded. Producers can also turn the wind up on the combine enough so that the lighter, shrivelled fusariumdamaged kernels can blow out of the back of the combine and not end up in the bin. “These aren’t really what you’d call ‘disease management strategies,’ because you’re actually returning fusarium-infected material into the land, but they can help reduce the downgrading and amount of microtoxin in a sample,” Harding said. “If it’s a field with no history of fusarium head blight, it could help the organism become more established in the field and become more established next year. But fusarium graminearum is mostly a residueborn organism, so the amount you’re returning, blowing it out the back, is just a drop in the bucket, almost irrelevant. You may not want to blow seeds out the back. Instead, just remove as much trash stubble as possible.” Harding said direct seeding is a beneficial practice for cereal produc-
ers, but it also has its disadvantages. “Whenever you make a management decision, it’s a double-edged sword. The more stubble or trash you leave in the field, the more disease potential carries over, in particular for these residue-born diseases, like fusarium graminearum and cereal leaf spot diseases.” Harding recommends using as many disease management strategies as possible. These include: • Good crop rotations. • Leaving two or three years between susceptible varieties. • Avoiding corn in rotation for small grain cereals. • Having seeds tested and treated. • Increasing seeding rates so that the crop flowers at different times. • Avoiding irrigation during flowering and applying fungicide when needed. “Using a combination of as many strategies as you can will help you manage the disease,” said Harding. The environment plays a major role in both the level of disease prevalence and in how rapidly it worsens and spreads from field to field. “If it’s very dry at flowering, we escape many problems,” he said. “If it’s very wet, we tend to see a lot more problems. Wind is also a factor that can drive wind-born spore dispersal from field to field. If harvested early enough, the crop can be used for silage, which also mitigates fusarium head blight damage.”
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Conveyors ................................... 4106 Equipment Monitors ................... 4109 Fertilizer Equipment.................... 4112 Grain Augers ................................ 4115 Grain Bags/Equipment ................ 4116 Grain Carts ................................... 4118 Grain Cleaners ............................. 4121 Grain Dryers ................................. 4124 Grain Elevators ............................ 4127 Grain Testers ................................4130 Grain Vacuums............................. 4133 Harvesting & Haying Baling Equipment ......................4139 Mower Conditioners .................. 4142 Swathers ....................................4145 Swather Accessories .................4148 H&H Various .............................. 4151 Combines Belarus ....................................... 4157 Case/IH ..................................... 4160 CI ................................................4163 Caterpillar Lexion ......................4166 Deutz ..........................................4169 Ford/NH ..................................... 4172 Gleaner ...................................... 4175 John Deere ................................. 4178 Massey Ferguson ....................... 4181 Python........................................4184 Versatile ..................................... 4187 White..........................................4190 Various ....................................... 4193 Combine Accessories Combine Headers ......................4199 Combine Pickups .......................4202 Misc. Accessories ......................4205 Hydraulics ................................... 4208 Parts & Accessories ..................... 4211 Salvage....................................... 4214 Potato & Row Crop Equipment ................................. 4217 Repairs .........................................4220 Rockpickers ................................. 4223 Shop Equipment .......................... 4225 Snowblowers & Snowplows.................................4226 Silage Equipment ........................4229 Special Equipment ...................... 4232 Spraying Equipment PT Sprayers ................................4238 SP Sprayers................................ 4241 Spraying Various .......................4244 Tillage & Seeding Air Drills .....................................4250 Air Seeders ................................4253 Harrows & Packers ....................4256 Seeding Various.........................4259 Tillage Equipment .....................4262 Tillage & Seeding Various.....................................4265 Tractors Agco Agco ......................................... 4274 Allis/Deutz ............................... 4277 White ...................................... 4280 Belarus .......................................4283 Case/IH ..................................... 4286 Steiger......................................4289 Caterpillar ..................................4292 John Deere .................................4295 Kubota....................................... 4298 Massey Ferguson .......................4301 New Holland ............................. 4304 Ford ..........................................4307 Versatile...................................4310 Universal.................................... 4313 Zetor...........................................4316 Various Tractors ........................4319 Loaders & Dozers ......................... 4322 Miscellaneous ..............................4325 Wanted .........................................4328 Fencing ...........................................4400 Financing/Leasing ......................... 4450 Firewood .........................................4475 Fish & Fish Farming...... ................. 4500 Food Products .................................4525 Forestry / Logging Equipment ....... 4550 Fork Lifts & Pallet Trucks ...............4600 Fruit / Fruit Processing .................. 4605 Fur Farming .....................................4675 Generators ...................................... 4725 GPS .................................................4730 Green Energy................................... 4775 Health Care .................................... 4810 Health Foods ...................................4825 Heating & Air Conditioning ........... 4850 Hides, Furs, & Leathers ................. 4880
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1970 CESSNA 150K, 0-200 Continential, 546 SMOH, 445 on prop, transponder, radios, glide scope, shoulder harness, new M A P L E C R E E K C O W B OY P o e t r y tires and battery, good paint, $25,000. Can Gathering and Western Art and Gear email pics. Bob 204-745-2265, Carman MB Show, Sept. 20-22, 2013, Maple Creek, SK. Advanced weekend passes until August 31, 1976 MOONEY 20F Executive, TT 2064, 2013, $55, after that $65. For info Jasper TTE 107, 2-axis autopilot, NDH, speed Centre 306-662-2434. mods., sporty, $71,500. 403-391-1780, Red Deer, AB. email@example.com
FORD 8N, $1850; Case DC4, new tires, 12x38 rears, $1200; MF TEA20, $1250; WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calv- Massey 44, 350 Chev engine, PS, very ing/foaling barn cameras, video surveil- neat, $3500. For more info or pics call lance, rear view cameras for RVs, trucks, 306-948-9502, 306-948-2427, Biggar, SK. combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. Mounted on magnet. Free shipping. Call 1949 MASSEY HARRIS Model 30 tractor, looks and runs good, c/w new belt pulley, 403-616-6610, Calgary, AB. $1800. For information and email photos, phone: 403-934-0005, Carseland, AB.
1973 THRUSH 600, 5400 TT, engine 0 TT, prop 15 TT, ext. wings, GPS, flow control, LYCOMING 0-320, 150/160 HP, excel- 29” wheels, lots more extras, $145,000. lent condition, 2200 hours. 403-327-4582, 306-268-7400 306-268-7550 Bengough SK 1960 JD 830 on steel, exc. condition, 403-308-0062, Lethbridge, AB. new restoration, runs perfect, $17,900. 1971 CESSNA 150L, 3769 TTSN, 1864 1991 RANS S-10 Sakota, midwing two SMOH, new C of A, Reg. #GNJW, $20,000 Call 780-991-7535, Millet, AB. place aerobatic taildragger, 304 TTAF, 583 OBO. Ph. 306-435-2090, 306-435-7384, SUKANENSHIP PIONEER VILLAGE AND Rotax, 90 HP, 110 MPH, inverted capa- Moosomin, SK. MUSEUM THRESHING BEE, Sept. 7 and bility, affordable aerobatics, $24,000 OBO. 8 t h , 2 0 1 3 . w w w. s u k a n e n m u s e u m . c a Call 306-625-3922, Ponteix, SK. LYCOMING 0-290-D, 135 HP, 1100 306-693-7315, Moose Jaw, SK. SMOH, FWF c/w mount and exhaust, exc. AIRPLANE HANGAR, located at CYXE ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE GuaranSaskatoon, SK. 1470 sq. ft. (42x35’), con- cond. Lethbridge, AB., 403-327-4582, teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. crete floor, Diamond aviation bi-fold door, 403-308-0062. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, $90,000 plus GST. For details and pics 1970 PA39 TWIN Comanche turbo, CR, Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. call/text: 306-717-0709. 4615 TT, King equipment, many modifica- 1959 JD 730 diesel, standard, PS, good tions and new parts, recent paint and in- original equipment with loader to fit, terior. 306-752-4909, Melfort, SK. $6,000. 306-422-8627, St. Louis, SK. RARE 1953 MMU diesel, complete restoration w/paint and decals. Good rubber, hydraic cylinder and manual. Photo avail. upon request. 306-874-5603, Naicam, SK. MCCORMICK FARMALL TRACTOR 230, approx. 1959, serial #1701J. Good running condition. Located at 100 Mile House, B.C. Asking $1800. 250-593-2253, Lone Butte, B.C. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org H I G H P E R F O R M A N C E - 1971 Piper Cherokee 140D. Located at Saskatoon, SK. TWO THRESHING MACHINES complete; Airport. $27,500 OBO. Must be flown! Call O n e e l e c t r i c FA N N I N G M I L L . C a l l 306-931-8686, Saskatoon, SK. 306-382-9024. 1952 PIPER PA 20 Pacer 0290D2, 135 HP, 1200 SMOH, prop 600 since new, updated panel KY97 com, 4 pl. intercom, 800-6 mains, Scott 3200tw, droop tips, vg’s, good paint and fabric, always hangared, $33,000 OBO or trade to 1964 or newer C180. Call Eric 403-534-2451, cell 403-485-8808, Arrowwood, AB.
1920 MODEL T Ford Depo-Hack, original f r o m f a c t o r y, b o d y p a i n t e d . C a l l 306-692-7713, Moose Jaw, SK. 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. www.sterlingoldcarsandtrucks.com
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G R EAT PLAIN S AUCTIO N EER S ALLIS CHALMERS B, restored, 12 volt, 5’ WANTED: FORD’S 1928 to 1934 in any 5 M i. E. o f R egin a o n Hw y. #1 belly mount sickle mower; CASE VAI, re- condition. Contact Mark or Rod toll free: in G rea tPla in s In d u stria lPa rk stored, 12 volt. Both have new front and 1-888-807-7878. TELEPHO N E (306) 52 5- 9516 vg rear tires. 403-362-5703, Brooks, AB. w w w .grea tpla in sa u ctio n eers.ca 1951 INT. L110 1/2 ton, longbox, original w w w .glo b a la u ctio n gu id e.co m bill of sale/line ticket. Cert. road worthy, S ALES 1stS ATUR DAY O F EV ER Y M O N TH interior perfect, driven daily. Selling by P.L. #91452 9 Public Auction, Sat. Sept 7th at 11:00 AM. Brian Arndt, Owner. Zimmerman Auctions FARM AUCTION for Eugene Ablass, Ltd., 780-352-4994, Wetaskiwin, AB. Pics LIVE, Saturday, September 28, Noon, and details www.zimmermanauctions.com Langbank, SK. To include: Ford 9480 Versatile tractor; Bourgault seeder; Cat; FIVE STATIONARY PUMP engines. 3- IHC Swather Versatile 4400, SP; Cockshutt 30 1-1/2 - 3 HP (1 w/lid); MH 1-1/2 to 3 HP; tractor; grain truck; service trucks; flat Fairbanks-Morse 1-1/2 to 3 HP; Cross cut deck trailer; bins; auger; harrow bars and saw Mandrel 36” wide shaft, 6-3/4” wide much more. www.McDougallAuction.com flat pulley, 17-3/4” and 20” circular blade. Moosomin Division 1-800-263-4193. $3,000 for all. 306-565-6227, Regina, SK. PL#314480. 1931 CHEVROLET SPORT ROADSTER, BE AN AUCTIONEER. Call 507-995-7803, never been restored. One beautiful car. Mankato, MN. www.auctioneerschool.com Asking $30,000. Serious inquiries only. Phone 403-897-3001, Champion, AB. ASSORTED WOODEN CHAIRS, $5 ea; GRAIN BAG ZIPPER, seal your grain bags kitchen stool, $5; 2- antique metal watertight, re-usable for years. Available HENRY J KAIZER, CORSAIR (body only). wooden 3/4 bed frames, $50 ea; arborite table, at: www.grainbagzipper.com or phone Offers. 306-948-2852, Biggar, SK. $25. 306-466-2094, Leask, SK. Steads Farm Supply 204-534-3236. 1960 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN, 4 door car, WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales broPBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last runs well, good glass, needs minor body chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, work, $2000. 306-672-3269, Gull Lake, SK. Saskatoon, SK. contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign now. Next sale August 31, 9:00 AM. PBR, 1958 INTERNATIONAL GRAIN TRUCK, A-160 Series, shedded, restorable, running WANTED: OLD Anvils and pocket watches. 105- 71st St. West, Saskatoon, SK., www.pbrauctions.com 306-931-7666. Call 306-946-3304, Watrous, SK. condition. 403-533-2143, Rockyford, AB.
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UNRESERVED AUCTION, Thursday, Sept. 19, NJN Excavating, Edmonton, 780-910-4567. 2- 2008 Volvo SD116TF, 84â€? packers; 2- Gehl 7810 and 7800 skidsteers; Finlay Screener; 2008 Cross Country tridem end dump, as new; 1998 Mack gravel truck; D5H-LGP Cat; JD 850B Cat; Kobelco 850 loader; Champion 780A and 750A graders; 2 Fiat Allis 95A graders and much more. www.prodaniukauctions.com FARM AUCTION SALE: Andre and Helen Dupuis, Sunday September 8th, 10 AM. Location: From Shellbrook 17 miles North on Hwy #240, to Foxdale Hall, 1 mile West and 1 3/4 North, watch for signs. Please check websites for more details. Sale conducted by Schmalz Auctions, Hwy #2 South, Prince Albert, SK. Phone: 306-763-2172, 306 922-2300 or Gerald Fillmore 306-922-7907, 306-940-8720. Website: www.schmalzauctions.com or auctionbill.com PL#911509.
M I E R AU AU C T I O N S : Bill and Tena Hamm, 1 mile North of Hague on Hwy. #11, 6 miles East on Ferry Rd. and 1-1/2 miles North on east side of road, Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:00 AM. Allis Chalmers OneNinety w/cab and blade, diesel; Case 500 w/3 PTH; W-4 McCormick, good tires; Ford 2N, nice unit; MH 101 Junior; MH 20, not running; MH 44 w/hay fork, high lift, FEL; JD Z245, zero turn lawnmower, 23 hrs; 16â€™ tandem trailer; single axle trailer 12â€™; potato digger; 3 PTH cultivator; JD #1 manure spreader; IH 12â€™ cult; Cyclone grass seeder; PTO wood splitter; Miller 240 welder AC/DC; drill press; metal chop saw; air compressor; tire changer; tire balancer. Many tools, power and hand. Some household and antiques. See full list and pics on web. Mierau Auction Service, Richard Mierau 306-283-4662, Langham, SK. www.mierauauctions.com PL#914867
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SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park. New and used parts available for 3 ton highway tractors including custom built tandem converters and wet kits. All truck makes/models bought and sold. Shop service available. Specializing in repair and custom rebuilding for transmissions and differentials. Now offering driveshaft repair and assembly from passenger vehicles to heavy trucks. For more info call 306-668-5675 or 1-877-362-9465. www.saskatoontruckparts.ca DL #914394 K-B TRUCK PARTS. Older, heavy truck salvage parts for all makes and models. Call 306-259-4843, Young, SK. WRECKING 1989 FORD L9000, good front end and cab; 1983 3 ton IHC, V8 diesel, 5 spd., single axle; Volvo trucks: Misc. axles and trans. parts; Also tandem trailer suspension axles. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK.
2008 CANCADE TRI-AXLE pup grain trailer, 20â€™ box, roll tarp, stone guard on front, less than 30,000 kms, dark grey, exc. cond $36,000. 306-698-7778, Wolseley, SK. LODE KING SUPER B grain trailers, 1996, 2 sets, ready to help with harvest. Roll tarps aluminum wheels, 24.5 rubber, reasonabley priced; also 2-1997 KWT800 tractors. All one owner units. Call 204-522-8140, Melita, MB. 1999 TIMPTE ALUM. grain trailer, 4278, tires 24.5, 2 hopper, safetied, Surco tarp, $21,500 OBO. 204-224-1358 Winnipeg MB 2004 LODE-KING SUPER B trailers, grain hoppers, $40,000. Phone 204-857-1700, Gladstone, MB.
SANDBLAST AND PAINT your grain trailers, boxes, flatdecks and more. We use industrial undercoat and paint. Can zinc coat for added rust protection. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Prairie Sandblasting and Painting, 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK. 1984 34â€™ Corn Husker tandem grain trailer, $9,000. 306-743-7622, Langenburg, SK.
10â€™ CIM GRAVEL box from 450 Super Duty, $1000. 306-948-2852, Biggar, SK. ESTATE: 2004 MERCURY Grand Marquis LS, new tires, only 96,000 kms., original WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 owner, no tax, $10,900. Cam-Don Motors tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4â€™s, vans, SUVâ€™s. Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. Also large selection of Cummins diesel motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or Calgary1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We have everything, almost.
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BRAND NEW 2013 Emerald 3 hopper tridem Call Neil for details, 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. DL#906884
2010 DOEPKER SUPER Bs, heavy stainless WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. fenders, dual cranks, aluminum rims, fresh Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, safety $70,000. Phone 306-220-9635, Churchbridge, SK. Prudâ€™homme, SK. ONE OF SASKâ€™s largest inventory of used 2009 DOEPKER SUPER B, lift axles, dual heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel mo- cranks, alum. rims, $59,500. Kuroki, SK., tors and transmissions and differentials for 306-338-8022 days, 306-338-2288 eves. all makes! Can Am Truck Export Ltd., MUST SELL CHEAPER tandem axle grain 1-800-938-3323. trailer, good shape. 306-290-6495 or VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, 2011 TIMPTE SUPER B alum. grain trailers, 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. w i l l b e s a fe t i e d , a s k i n g $ 7 0 , 0 0 0 . 1987 LT9000, 3406 Cat, 18 spd., wet kit, 306-539-7899. engine needs work, $3600. Call 2004 DOEPKER SUPER B, open end, alum. 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. slope, air ride, recent safety, $40,000. ReSOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located tiring. 780-777-4153, Fort Sask., AB. Weyburn, SK., 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We 2 SETS OF 2008 Lode-King Super B trailers one set has a lift axle, exc. shape, always buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. kept up on services, repairs and safeties. Will have a current MB. safety at time of sale. For more info and prices contact Bob SCHOOL BUSES: 1986 to 2001, 18 to 66 at 204-365-7177, Strathclair, MB. pass., $1600 and up. Phoenix Auto, Lucky REMOTE CONTROL TRAILER CHUTE Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074. openers can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. FM remote controls provide maximum range and instant response while high torque 2009 JEEP PATRIOT, 4 dr. SUV, 4 WD, drives operate the toughest of chutes. copper brown, 160,000 kms, $8800; 2009 Easy installation. Brehon Agrisystems Dodge PT Cruiser, blue, 114,000 kms, call 306-933-2655 or visit us online at: $8800. Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. www.brehonag.com Saskatoon, SK. 2013 FIAT 500 Sport Turbo, $19,975. ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 4 1 4 , W y n y a r d , S K . Super B Timpte Grain Trailers. Call Maxim www.thoens.com DL #909250. Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see: www.Maximinc.Com
STANDARD TRANSMISSION for Ford 250 or 350, with 7.3L diesel, 2WD; Cab for LT9000 complete; Cab for FL112 Freightliner; Navastar 4300 good cab for parts. Call 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK.
2014 DOEPKER TRIDEM grain trailer with lift axles, many colors and features to choose from; 2009 Doepker tridem lead grain bulker, steel wheels, flat fenders, 22.5 rubber; 2014 Doepker Super Bâ€™s in stock with Minimizer fenders. Many more used and new trailers arriving daily. In stock, 2014 Doepker end dumps; 2014 Globe lowboys, 55 ton now avail. for your specialty heavy hauling needs. New oilfield tridem scissor necks, 40 and 50 tons, 10 wides in stock; 2007 to 2011 used trucks in stock, various makes. Visit our website at: www.customtruck.ca 1-800-665-6317.
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2013 PRESTIGE LODE-KING SUPER B grain trailers, 11R22.5 tires, air ride, exc. cond., 8 sets to choose from $79,000 each OBO. Call 403-236-4028, Calgary, AB. 2004 ADVANCED Tri-axle, 2 hopper, w/dual cranks, 12 new tires, brakes 90%, Michels Tarp, good cond., $36,000 OBO. Call 306-678-4506, 403-928-2607, Hazlet, SK. 2010 WILSON SUPER B trailers with elec. tarp openers, w/wo lift axle, safety cert., $69,900. 306-487-2633, Lampman, SK. 2005 LODE-KING OPEN end Super Bs, new Michelin rubber, auto greaser, fresh safety, $50,000. 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK. NEW WILSON SUPER Bas, tridem and tandem; 2011 Doepker Super B, alum rims; 2009 Castleton 40â€™ tandem, air ride; 2008 Lode-King alum. open end Super B, alum. rims, air ride, also 2009 w/lift axles; 1998 Castleton Super B, air ride; 1994 Castleton tridem, air ride; 1989 Lode-King tridem, springride, new paint; Tandem and S/A converter, drop hitch, certified; 17â€™ A-train pup, very clean. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL #905231. www.rbisk.ca
2009 TIMPTE ALUMINUM tandem grain trailer, $33,500. Several 39â€™ and 50â€™ grain 50â€™ FRUEHAUF STRAIGHT TRAILER, in ring tarps, $150/ea. Call 306-960-3000, good condition. Phone 403-579-2407 or St. Louis, SK. 403-740-4837 (cell), Endiang, AB. 2010 WILSON TRI-AXLE cattleliner, new brakes, good tires, exc. cond., $50,000. 306-768-2790, 306-768-7726, Carrot River NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 years body and paint experience. We do NEW BLUEHILLS GOOSENECK stock, 20â€™, metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to $13,900; 18â€™, $11,900. Call 306-445-5562, daycab conversions. Sandblasting and Delmas, SK. paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop NEW 20â€™ CIRCLE D livestock trailers, starting at $10,500. W-W alum. 7x20â€™ gooseshop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. neck, $16,650. Flatdeck trailers available. 2006 LODE KING, 28-30â€™ SuperBees, air Leasing now available. Grassland Trailers, ride, closed end, steel, solid straight, Glen at: 306-640-8034, 306-642-3050, needs cleaning, unbeatable price, $22,500. email: email@example.com Assiniboia, SK. 306-222-2413. Check pictures and details on: www.trailerguy.ca before calling. Sas- 2005 SOUTHLAND 28â€™ aluminum stock trailer w/8000 lb. tri-axles, lots of extras, katoon/Aberdeen, SK. exc. shape. 306-342-4456, Glaslyn, SK.
H E AV Y D U T Y PA R T S o n s p e c i a l at www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim 1996 CASTELTON 44â€™ grain trailer, 2 hopper tridem, farm use only, $20,000. Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. 306-268-7400, Bengough, SK. C H E C K OUT OUR parts specials at: www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim 1993 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailer, farm used, springride, good condition, Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. $32,000. 780-853-2478, Vermilion, AB. WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 2003 DOEPKER TRIDEM, 3 hoppers foror email: firstname.lastname@example.org ward, Michelâ€™s tarp, 24.5 tires, must see. Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and Accepting offers. 306-584-5050 Regina SK others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, ;O\YZKH`(\N\Z[ [O ;O\YZKH`:LW[LTILY[O buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. ,+465;65() *(3.(9@()
SLEEPERS AND DAYCABS. New and used. Huge inventory across Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946.
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2004 WILSON TRIDEM cattlepot, full nose decking, fold down doghouse, fresh AB. safety, $35,000 OBO. Call 403-575-7677, Consort, AB. 18â€™ NORBERT GOOSENECK horse and stock trailer with mats and saddle racks, like new, $10,000. 306-421-3077, Estevan, SK. NEW AND USED MERRITT aluminum stock trailers. Call Darin 204-526-7407, Cypress River, MB. www.merrittgoosenecks.com DL #4143.
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2006 33â€™ NORBERT tri-axle stock trailer, farmer owned, low mileage. Weyburn, SK. Call 306-456-2660, 306-861-5116. 1999 THREE HORSE slant haul gooseneck trailer, 16â€™ long w/front tack, rubber mats. Has some road rash but no rust. Pulls easily with 1/2 ton truck, $6500 OBO Call Carol at 204-759-2261, Shoal Lake, MB. or email email@example.com
2000 ARNEâ€™S TRIDEM end dump, air ride, certified. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL #905231. www.rbisk.ca 2005 GREAT DANE reefer, tandem axle with air ride slider, Thermo King SB-210. Special $16,500. Call 877-999-7402. 2007 WILSON 48â€™ stepdeck with front axle slider, permanent winches and wide load lights, two tool boxes, $24,000. Call: 877-999-7402. DROP DECK semi style and pintle hitch sprayer trailers. Air ride, tandem and tridems. Contact SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336.
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HAUSER GOOSENECK TRAILERS. Featuring 2 trailers in 1: Use as HD gooseneck trailer and/or bale transporter. Mechanical side self-unloading. LED lighting. Ramps optional. $18,560. Call Hauser’s Machinery, Melville, SK., 1-888-939-4444. www.hausers.ca GOOD TRAILERS, REASONABLY priced. Tandem axle, gooseneck, 8-1/2x24’, Beavertail and ramps, 14,000 GVW, $6900; or triple axle, $7900. All trailers custom built from 2000 to 20,000 lbs., DOT approved. Call Dumonceau Trailers, 306-796-2006, Central Butte, SK. 40 FLATDECK SEMI TRAILERS, hi-boys and stepdecks, $2100 to $25,000. Pics and prices at www.trailerguy.ca 306-222-2413, Aberdeen/Saskatoon, SK. 2013 WILSON ALUMINUM stepdeck with front axle slider, sliding winches and tie plates, wide load lights. Call for price: 877-999-7402. 2001 COURTNEY BERG side dump silage trailer, tri-axle, air ride, extensions, rollover tarp. 306-476-2500, Rockglen, SK. 2001 TRAIL-EZE SLIDING, tandem axle, tilt deck, hyd. trailer, winch, 49’, $35,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 24’ GOOSENECK Tridem 21000 lbs, $7890; Bumper pull tandem lowboy: 18’, 14,000 lbs., $4250; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3090; 16’, 7000 lbs, $2650. Factory direct. 888-792-6283 www.monarchtrailers.com
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2009 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ crew cab, 4X4, 5.3L V8, loaded, Ext Warranty, black, 102,327 kms. $25,995. 1-800-667-0490, www.watrousmainline.com DL#907173 2010 CHEV CHEYENNE EXT cab, 4X4, 4.8L V8, loaded, white, 79,594 kms. $19,995. 800-667-0490 www.watrousmainline.com, DL#907173 2010 CHEV SILVERADO LT crew cab, 4X4, 6.2L V8, loaded, black, 43,198 kms. $18,995. 1-800-667-0490, DL#907173 www.watrousmainline.com 2010 GMC SIERRA EXT cab, 2WD, 5.3L V8, loaded, storm grey, 63,741 kms. $17,995. 1-800-667-0490 DL#907173 www.watrousmainline.com 2011 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ 3/4 ton, crew cab, 4X4, 6.6L D/Max, loaded, white, 106,457 kms. $43,995. 1-800-667-0490, www.watrousmainline.com DL#907173 2012 CHEV SILVERADO, crew cab, 4X4 5.3L, loaded, heated leather seats, DVD, sunroof, 40,556 kms $36,995. DL#907173 www.watrousmainline.com 800-667-0490 2012 DODGE DURANGO SXT, 7 passenger, loaded, $28,999. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. www.thoens.com DL #909250.
1975 IHC 3 ton grain truck, 30,000 orig. miles, no rust, excellent shape, everything w o r k s , $ 6 5 0 0 O B O. 3 0 6 - 8 7 4 - 7 6 9 6 , 306-383-2871, Quill Lake, SK. 1976 GMC TANDEM grain truck, 20’ box, w/tarp, good cond. Harry Vissers Farm Equipment, Enchant/Lethbridge, AB. Call 403-327-0349 or cell: 403-330-9345. 1978 IHC 1700, roll tarp. 1975 IHC 1600, roll tarp. 306-283-4747, 306-220-0429, 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. 1980 FORD 700, 351 engine, 5 spd., 15’ grain B&H, 40,000 miles, very good cond., $8500. 306-828-2950, Yorkton, SK. 1983 GMC KODIAK, diesel, tandem, 3208 Cat, airlift tag, 19’ box, 5+2 trans., $18,500. Call 306-429-2704, Glenavon, SK.
2012 FORD F150 XLT crew cab 4X4, loaded, blue, 23,484 kms. $29,995. 800-667-0490 www.watrousmainline.com, Call for a quote DL#907173 W e will m a tc h c om petitor pric ing spec for spec 2012 GMC SIERRA SLT crew cab 4X4 5.3L V8, loaded, heated seats, leather, silver, Lethbridge, AB Nisku, AB 55,271 kms. $35,995. 1-800-667-0490, 1-888-834-8592 1-888-955-3636 www.watrousmainline.com DL#907173 Visit our website at: 2012 WHITE DODGE Ram, 4x4 Quad Cab, www.andrestrailer.com 4.7 V8, fully equipped, running boards and rails, less than 7000 kms., $26,700. no tax2005 DODGE 1500 Crew, short box, 4x4, es. 306-384-2428, Saskatoon, SK. gas, $4900; 2006 Dodge 5.9 diesel, Crew, 2013 RAM 3500, Cummins diesel, crewlong box, $18,000. Call Neil 306-231-8300, cab, 4x4, $44,985. 1-800-667-4414, WynHumboldt, SK. DL#906884 yard, SK. www.thoens.com DL #909250. 2 0 0 5 D O D G E R A M 2 5 0 0 q u a d , 4 x 4 , NEW INTERNATIONAL TERRASTAR 3 ton $12,888. www.thoens.com, Wynyard, SK. 4x4 at: www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim 1-800-667-4414, DL# 909250. Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. WANTED: 2003 OR NEWER Dodge 3500 one ton, w/dual rear wheels, Cummins NEW END DUMPS available for fall harvest Diesel, auto or manual, w/wo box or flattandem, Shurlok tarp, steel wheels, 34’ deck, have bale deck to mount. Watrous, grey, $36,900. For details. Corner EquipSK. 306-946-2264 or 306-946-7738. ment, Dwight, 204-483-2774, Carroll, MB.
2001 FREIGHTLINER FL80, 300 HP, 9 speed trans., new 16’ ultracell BH&T package, exc. cond., no rust, only $37,500. Call for details, 306-946-8522, Saskatoon, SK. 2002 IHC 4400 new body style, 466 Allison auto., cab and chassis, will take 20’ box, low low miles, $36,900; 2001 IHC 4900, 466 Allison auto., 18’ BH&T, 130,000 miles, $44,900. K&L Equipment, Regina/Ituna, SK. DL#910885. 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2005 FREIGHTLINER M2 106 tandem grain truck, 20’ Cancade box, Michel’s elec. roll tarp, Brehon remote endgate, 6 spd. Allison auto, 57,000 orig. kms, red, loaded, shedded. 306-383-7575, Clair, SK.
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WILSON GOOSENECKS & CATTLE LINERS 2008 DODGE RAM 4500, 4X4, 6.7L diesel, 6 spd., std., A/T/C, 184,000 kms., $19,500 OBO. Call 306-232-4808, Hague, SK.
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Andres specializes in the sales, service and rental of agricultural and commercial trailers.
C H E C K OUT OUR parts specials at: www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim and Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. Dumps Trailers 20 YARD TANDEM Axle belly dump gravel trailer. Also 11 UHF Midland radios and base. Retired. Call 306-752-3820, (cell) 306-921-9920, Melfort, SK. 1997 WABASH TRIDEM spring ride pup trailer frame, excellent for 20’-21’ box, new sandblast and paint, all new brake pots, 80% brakes and drums, 4 new 11Rx24.5 recaps, 4 at 80%, 4 at 60%, on alum. wheels, $16,000. E-mail pics available, Snow Hauler 403-638-3934, ask for Jeff. Sundre, AB. and Cargo Trailers 53’ AND 48’ tridem and tandem stepdecks; Two 48’ tandem 10’ wide, beavertail, flip CALL US TODAY ramps, air ride, low kms; 1991 Trail King Office: 780-672-4596 machinery trailer, hyd. tail; 53’, 48’, 28’ tridem and tandem highboys, all steel and Fax: 780-672-9544 combos. SUPER B HIGHBOYS; Tandem www.raystrailersandtractors.com and S/A converter with drop hitch; 53’-28’ van trailers; B-train salvage trailers; TanDECKS, DRY VANS, reefers, storage trail- dem lowboy, 9’ wide, air ride; High Clearers at: www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim ance sprayer trailer w/tanks and chem Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. handlers. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL 2010 24’ LOADMASTER, ball gooseneck, #905231. www.rbisk.ca triple ramps, spare tire, 14,000 GVW, less than 1000 kms, $6800. Call 306-634-4318, 306-421-9297, Estevan, SK. 2012 WILSON 53’ stepdeck with front axle slider, sliding winches and tie plates, two tool boxes, $39,900. Call: 877-999-7402. LOWBEDS, LOWBEDS: 2 and 3 axle, detachables, beavertail, single/double drops, $10,000 plus; new skidsteer trailers, 2 axle, $4500. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. MIDLAND CLAM GRAVEL trailer, 3 axle, S/P ride, near new brakes, drums, tires, alum. rims, vg cond., can deliver $29,000. Cypress River, MB. 204-743-2324.
NEW ENCLOSED SERVICE trailer. Wells Cargo 16’ long, electrical hookups, int. lights, panels gen hook up, ext. light, 12” centers, mounting brackets, two 5200 lb. axles, $8990. Call Corner Equipment, Dwight, 204-483-2774, Carroll, MB.
PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest, now own the best. Hoffart Services, 306-957-2033, www.precisiontrailer.com TOPGUN TRAILER SALES “For those who demand the best.” PRECISION AND AGASSIZ TRAILERS (flatdecks, end dumps, enclosed cargo). 1-855-255-0199, Moose Jaw, SK. www.topguntrailersales.ca ALL ALUMINUM TANDEMS, tridems and Super B Timpte Grain Trailers. Call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946 or see: www.Maximinc.Com 2000 WILSON MUVALL 8-1/2’ hyd. folding tail, double drop tandem equipment trailer, $33,000. Call 877-999-7402.
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2010 MIDLAND CLAM gravel trailer, 3 axle, A/R, new MB safety, flip back tarp, vg cond., 11.4x24.5 tires on alum. rims, can deliver. Call anytime, $45,000. Cypress River, MB. 204-743-2324. 2006 WILSON ALUM. combo stepdeck trailer, new brakes, fresh safety, new wiring harnesses, 2 new tires, rest are fair, asking $20,000 OBO. 701-339-8956, Beechy, SK. 2009 FELLING FT-40-2, tandem axle, pintle hitch, beavertail w/ramps, 17 1/2” rubb e r, v g c o n d . C a l l 3 0 6 - 4 8 4 - 4 4 4 4 , 306-725-7797, Govan, SK. 1991 STAINLESS TANKER, Tremcar Super B insulated tankers, 4500 Imp. gal. per tank, Spring Ride Reyco susp., recent safety, 22.5 Dayton wheels. Set up to transport liquid fertilizer, water, etc. Comes with Honda motor w/John Blue pump, $35,000. 306-861-5911, Weyburn, SK.
2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA LTD, double cab, fully loaded, 4x4, 213,000 kms, well maintained, metallic grey, asking $16,500. Call Dave at 780-214-4655, Elk Point, AB.
Hi Boys, Low Boys, Drop Decks, Storage Vans, Reefer Vans and Freight Vans & More. 7 KM West of RED DEER from Junction of HWY. 2 & 32nd St.
2011 DODGE 1500, black, 4x4, grey leather, heated and cooled seats, sunroof, DVD, Navigation, chrome bug inserts at door handles and rocker panels, Tonneau cover, boards and ram boxes, truck has a full load of options, 99,300 kms, rubber was new 15,000 kms ago, asking $29,900. Call Dwight 204-573-7787, Carroll, MB. 2011 FORD F150 XLT, 4x4, ext. cab, PW, PL, AC, 113,000 kms, exc. shape, $17,000. 780-858-3921, 780-205-7500, Chauvin, AB 2012 DODGE 1500 Ram Laramie, 4x4, white, 31,000 kms., spray in box liner, tonneau box cover, running boards, all weather floor mats, Nav., fully loaded, leather, $36,995 OBO. 780-385-0334 Lougheed, AB NEW 2013 RAM diesel 2500, 4x4, crew, $49,999. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. www.thoens.com DL #909250.
2005 ESCALADE EXT, immaculate diamond white, full load, NAV, 6 disc CD, sunroof, new tires, shocks, regular maintenance, 198,000 kms. mostly highway, no rust, exc . paint, $18,000 OBO. Call 306-562-7651, Canora, SK. 2006 GMC 3/4 Crew, 4x4, 176,000 kms. Reduced $9999. PST paid. Wynyard, SK. Phone: 1-800-667-4414, www.thoens.com DL #909250. MUST SELL 2005 DODGE dually, 4x4, long box, only 150,000 kms, diesel, 4 door, loaded, 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. TRUCK TIRE SPECIALS 11R245 14 ply, LM516, Highway drive, $347. OK Tire Idylw y l d D r. N . S a s k at o o n , S K . P h o n e 306-933-1115, www.oktire.com
1980 GMC 2500, 350 4 spd., C&C, dual w h e e l s , d e c e n t b o d y, $ 1 8 0 0 . 306-948-2852, Biggar, SK.
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07 FREIGHTLINERs and 06 IHC 9200s w/new CIM boxes and hoists, AutoShifts and UltraShifts, new SK. safties. Online at: 78truxsales.com 306-270-6399, Saskatoon 1966 CHEV 3 ton truck, B&H, 350 engine, r u n s g o o d , $ 3 5 0 0 O B O. C a l l C h r i s 306-628-7840, Eatonia, SK. 2001 F250 4x4, regular cab, 7.3 L diesel, 6 1974 FORD, 1 ton, 23,000 original miles, spd. manual trans., 233,000 kms., includes B&H, 8” hyd. cross auger (no need to back 75 gal. fuel tank and tool box, $15,000. up), vg, shedded. 306-548-4340 Stenen SK Dan at 306-272-7321, Foam Lake, SK. 1975 CHEV C60, 33,400 miles, 4+2, roll 2005 FORD F350 FX4, 4 WD, all options, tarp, good shape. Call 306-283-4747, 115,000 kms, 1 owner, exc. cond., like 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. new, $21,000. 306-795-2800, Ituna, SK. 1975 CHEV TANDEM 427 gas, 5/4 gears, 2005 GMC SIERRA NEVADA 4x4, $9995, grain box also has silage end gate, vg rubPST paid. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. ber, $10,500. 780-853-2275, Vermilion, AB www.thoens.com DL# 909250. 1975 DODGE 600, 361 motor, good 2006 FORD F250, 4 WD, ext. cab, black, tires, 15’ box, shedded, asking $7000 OBO. fresh rubber, spark plugs and tune-up, 780-385-0334, Lougheed, AB. $7800. Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 1975 IHC 1700 tag axle grain truck, air brakes, roll tarp. Phone 306-283-4747 or 306-291-9395, Langham, SK.
2007 DODGE RAM 3500 diesel, 4x4, C&C, $19,999; 2008 Dodge Ram 5300 diesel, 4x4, $24,999. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. www.thoens.com DL# 909250.
2007 DODGE 5.9 Cummins, Crew, 4x4, long box; 2008 Ford F250, 5.4 gas, ext. cab, 4x4, long box, would make good farm trucks. Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. DL#906884 2 0 0 7 F-150 LARIAT 4x4, 5.4L auto, 90,347 kms, leather, remote, sunroof, SKU0460, $26,495. Call 1-866-980-0260 or www.subaruofsaskatoon.ca DL #914077. 2009 GMC 1500, ext. cab, 60,000 kms, shortbox, PS, PW, PL, On-Star, new windshield. 306-834-7619, Luseland, SK.
2008 FORD F-350 SD Lariat, 6.4L, turbo diesel, auto, 86,038 kms., Stk #SK-U0640, $37,995. Contact 1-866-980-0260 or www.subaruofsaskatoon.ca DL #914077. 2008 RAM 3500 diesel 4x4, C&C, 84” C.A. 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 4 1 4 , Wy ny a r d , S K . www.thoens.com DL #909250.
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2006 Freightliner Century
2008 PETERBUILT 387 factory daycab, ISX 475HP 18 spd. Eaton, 14,600 lbs front and 46 lbs. rear axles w/4-way lock ups, wet kit. A serious work horse w/high level interior, low kms. This unit is in immaculate condition. White with lots of chrome and alloys, 90% rubber, fresh safety, $54,900, delivered anywhere in Western Canada. Farmer Vern’s Premium Trucks, 204-724-7000, Winnipeg, MB. ATTENTION CAT MACHINERY owners: 13 spd., UltraShift automatic tandem grain truck. Paint matches Cat equipment, 2008 IHC Pro-Star, ISX 475HP Cummins, loaded w/Jake’s power windows, door locks, high level interior, alloys, etc. New 20’ New Star grain box, loaded w/Nordic scissor hoist, LED lights, work lights inside box, Micheals roll tarp, pintle plate, decal kit, plumbed dump valve, etc. $74,900 or lease OAC. Farmer Vern’s Premium Trucks, 204-724-7000, Winnipeg, MB. AUTOMATIC 2010 IH Prostar, premium, Cummins power, new 20’ B&H, roll tarp, $72,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.
BERG’S GRAIN BODIES: When durability and price matter, call Berg’s Prep and Paint for details at 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL MFG. for grain box pkgs., decks, gravel boxes, HD combination grain and silage boxes, pup trailers, frame alterations, custom paint, complete service. Visit our plant at Humboldt, SK or call 306-682-2505 for prices. 2005 PETERBILT 378, Cat C15, 475 HP, 13 spd., 166” cab to axle w/o sleeper, for 21’ FARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS box, alum. wheels, original owner, prairies We also specialize in: Crop insurance appeals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; truck, $32,900. 403-875-5557, Calgary, AB Custom operator issues; Equipment malfunction. Qualified Agrologist on staff. Call Back-Track Investigations for assistance regarding compensation, 1-866-882-4779. IF YOU SPRAYED LIBERTY and received crop damage call Back-Track Investigations for assistance 1-866-882-4779. REMOTE CONTROL ENDGATE AND hoist systems can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. Give Brehon Agrisystems a call at 2005 STERLING, 427,000 kms, 46 rear, 18 3 0 6 - 9 3 3 - 2 6 5 5 o r v i s i t u s o n l i n e at spd., 460 Detroit, dbl. locks, 20’ box, silage www.brehonag.com Saskatoon, SK. gate, air ride convertor, 30’ Doepker trailWANTED: OLDER 3 or 4 ton cab and chaser, $89,000. 403-823-9977, Rosedale, AB. sis, good shape. 306-944-4572, Viscount, SK.
2006 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA tandem axle grain truck, SN#FUJA6CK56LV50361, Detroit 60, 515 HP, 13 spd., air liner susp., 12,000 front, 46,000 rears, alum. wheels, c/w New Neustar 20’ grain BH&T, hitch and plumbing for pup, only $49,900. Call Bob at 780-679-7680, Ferintosh, AB.
1976 IHC LOADSTAR, 345 V8, rollaway tarp, very low miles, no rust, $5750 OBO. 306-747-2514, 306-961-8061, Shellbrook.
2007 DODGE 3500, 6 spd. diesel, 205,549 kms, asking $24,000 OBO. More to choose from. 306-463-8888, Dodsland, SK. www.diamonddholdings.ca DL#909463
2008 INTERNATIONAL 7500 WorkStar, 48,839 kms. MaxxForce 10 eng. 1 yr. eng. Warranty remaining, 16 fronts, 40 rears, alum. wheels, Michelin rubber, Allison 6 spd. auto, Hendrickson air suspension, Cancade 64”x20’ box, remote tarp and end gate, $105,000 OBO. 204-548-2400, 204-648-4178, Gilbert Plains, MB.
AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed 2005 FREIGHTLINER, 313,000 kms, 300 tandems and tractor units. Contact David HP C7 Cat, 10 spd., A/T/C, 20’ B&H, roll 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, away electric tarp, alum. wheels, exc. SK. DL #327784. www.davidstrucks.com cond, $57,500. Call 306-481-4740, 306-445-7573, Battleford, SK. 2005 IH 9200 and 2004 IH 8600, Eaton AutoShift, Cat or Cummins, new 20’ BH&T; 1976 GMC 6500, 366, 5&2, 16’ wood box. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL 905231. www.rbisk.ca
2008 IHC PRO-STAR tandem grain truck, automatic 13spd. Eaton UltraShift. ISX 475HP Cummins, this truck is in show room condition, no rattles, no rips or tears, very clean. Ice cold A/C. New 20’x8.5’x64” monobody box w/Nordic scissor hoist, Breon remote control chute and hoist controls. White w/viper red box, MB. safetied, $79,900. Farmer Vern’s Premium Trucks, 204-724-7000, Winnipeg, MB.
SOIL SAMPLING TRUCK, 1985 Ford F150 4x4, 200,000 kms, c/w in-cab elec./hyd. soil sampler. Collect samples without leaving the driver seat, $6700. 306-862-7772 email@example.com Saskatoon, SK.
2007 DURAMAX CREW, 4x4, long box, single rear wheel, 1 ton, fully loaded w/leather int., 167,000 kms, mint cond. $21,900; 2007 Duramax, ext. cab, 4x4, 3/4 ton w/8’ service body, 220,000 miles, fresh safety, $12,900. Call K&L Equipment, 306-795-7779, Regina/Ituna, SK. DL #910885. 2008 FORD F-350 FX4, AC, heated seats, 6.4L, V8, 4WD, 111,678 kms. Stk #SKU0567A, $34,500. Call 1-866-980-0260 or www.subaruofsaskatoon.ca DL #914077.
1988 VOLVO TANDEM, 3406 Cat eng., 15 spd., bent frame, 21’x70’Hx8.6’W silage box, 35 ton Harsh hoist and control, $14,000 OBO. 403-631-2373, Olds, AB. 1998 IHC, SA, w/17’ King grain box, new safety, clutch, hyds., good shape, $20,000 OBO. 204-453-1290, Headingley, MB. 2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700, diesel, auto, 16’ B&H. 306-476-2500, Rockglen, SK.
2007 INTERNATIONAL 9200, Cummins 385 HP, 10 spd. Eaton UltraShift, 422,000 kms, $69,500; 2007 Freightliner Columbia, Detroit 455 HP, 13 spd. UltraShift, 4-Way lockers, $62,500; 2007 Mack Vision, Mack 385 HP, 10 spd. Eaton UltraShift, $64,500. All trucks have 20’ Cancade grain box packages installed. Call 306-567-7262, Davidson, SK. www.hodginshtc.com DL #312974.
1988 GRAVEL TRUCK, B&H, new battery, good shape. Will take 1/2 ton on trade. 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. 2001 CHEV C8500 tandem gravel truck, Cat diesel, Allison auto, 129,000 miles, $24,900. K&L Equipment, Regina/Ituna, SK, 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org DL #910885.
2006 INTERNATIONAL 9400i grain truck, 450 HP Cummins and 12 spd. automated trans, 20x64 Cancade Monobody grain box, Michel’s roll tarp, and 22.5 wheels. $64,500. 306-887-2094, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784. www.davidstrucks.com
Detroit Power, 10 speed Autoshift Transmission, 3.73 axle ratio, Southern truck
GRAVEL TRUCKS AND end dumps for sale or rent, weekly/ monthly/ seasonally, w/wo driver. K&L Equipment, Regina/Ituna, SK, DL 910885. 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 email: email@example.com NEW TRUCK 2013 PETERBILT, 367 heavy spec, comes with Capital alumunim box and quad trailer, will sell separate. 780-940-7497, Edmonton, AB. area. SINGLE AXLE AUTOMATIC dump, 14’ box, 2007 IH 4300, 466 dsl, hyd. brakes. $36,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. TANDEM AXLE Gravel trucks in inventory. New and used, large inventory across Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer 1-888-986-2946
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2006 KENWORTH T800, AUTOSHIFT, 10 spd., new B&H, ISM Cummins, very clean. Also trucks available with ISX Cummins and no box. 204-673-2382, Melita, MB. DL #4525. 2007 FREIGHLINER COLUMBIA grain truck, 15L Detroit 465-500HP, 13 spd. Eaton UltraShift automatic, 4 way lock up diffs., loaded, safetied, w/20’ New Star box and Nordic scissor hoist, $73,900. Farmer Vern’s Premium Trucks, Winnipeg, MB. 204-724-7000.
2008 PETERBUILT 387 factory daycab, ISX 475HP 18 spd. Eaton, 14,600 lbs front and 46 lbs. rear axles w/4-way lock ups, wet kit. A serious work horse w/high level interior, low kms. This unit is in immaculate condition. White with lots of chrome and alloys, 90% rubber, fresh safety, $54,900, delivered anywhere in Western Canada. Farmer Vern’s Premium Trucks, 204-724-7000, Winnipeg, MB.
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1990 MACK SUPERLINER, long wheel b a s e , 4 0 0 6 c y l . M a c k e n g i n e , n ew 1200x22.5 rear tires, large front tires, $9500; 10x20 tires on Dayton rims; 6 1000x20, 4 grips, 2 front, Dayton rims. 306-960-3000, St. Louis, SK.
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2011 V o lvo Da y ca b , D13, 475 h.p ., 13 s p d , 40 rea rs , F u ll lo ckers , 296,000 km 2010 V o lvo 78 0, 77â€? Co n d o s leep er, Cu m m in s IS X 400 h.p . tha tca n b e u p gra d ed . E xten d ed w a rra n ties o n en gin e, in jecto rs a n d tu rb o . Un d er 690,000 K M . 2010 M a ck CX U6 13, M P8 485 h.p ., 18 s p d , ca b a n d en gin e hea ter 3 w a y lo ck u p s , 608,390 K M . 2009 6 70, 61â€? d o u b le b u n k, D13, 485 h.p ., I-S HIF T a u to m a ted tra n s m is s io n , 12 & 40â€™s , Ab o ve a vera ge co n d itio n , 931,000 K M . 2009 V o lvo Da y Ca b , D13 435 h.p ., 13 s p d ., 12 & 40â€™s , New tires , 499,490 K M . 2008 M a ck CX U6 13, M P8 480 h.p ., 18 s p d ., 12,000 fro n t, 40,000 60â€™ M id ro o fs leep er, 804,000 K M â€™s . 2006 V o lvo 6 70, D12 465 h.p ., 61â€? Ra is ed ro o fs leep er, 12 s p d ., M erito r, 12 & 40â€™s . 2001 GM C C6 500 235 h.p ., ga s en gin e No E m is s io n s ,5 s p d , 16â€™ va n b o d y, On ly 13,000 o rigin a l K M â€™s , As kin g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28 ,000
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1994 T800 KENWORTH and 1989 MERRITT CATTLELINER. Cattleliner nose docking, spring susp., tires at 80%, fold down doghouse. Safety inspection good through to June 2014, $15,000. Call Greg 403-527-3600, Medicine Hat, AB. 1995 FREIGHTLINER, 430 Detroit, 18 spd., new trans. and clutch, asking $18,000 OBO. Call 306-230-8632, Warman, SK. 1995 WESTERN STAR, 46,000 rears, 15 spd. Cummins, nice old truck, $16,000 OBO. Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.
(35' Tridem Steel version shown with Hydraulic lift gate, hoist stabilizer and tapered tub body design. Wall height 64".) s !VAILABLE IN 3TEEL OR !LUMINUM s 4RIDEM OR TANDEM s 3ILAGE EXTENSIONS AND RIM OPTIONS AVAILABLE
2011 W900 L Kenworth truck, ISX Cummins 600 HP, only 146,000 kms, 18 spd., 46000 rears, 3.91 ratio, new 11R24.5 Bridgestone tires. Full 4-way lockers. Loaded heavy spec truck, oilfield ready. Come with a T&E oil pump, Berkley 5â€? water FORD F350 AMBULANCE, very low miles, pump, $116,000. Call anytime for more in- fully equipped. Cash and charity receipt. fo. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 306-283-4747, 306-220-0429 Langham SK 2012 INTERNATIONAL PROSTAR, Max Force 15 engine, 18 spd. trans, 46 rears, approx. 120,000 miles, mint cond., asking $100,000. 306-539-7899.
1996 FREIGHTLINER, 430 Detroit, 15 spd., 4-Way lockers, new battery, good rubber, sleeper, handles 20â€™ box, $14,500 OBO. Call 306-889-4329, Prairie River, SK. 1997 FREIGHTLINER w/wet kit and power inverter, 2008 Doepker tridem trailer. 306-834-7619, Luseland, SK. 1997 WESTERN STAR daycab tractor, 244â€? WB, 156 C.A., 430HP series 60, 15 spd., 40 rears, 3 way locks, 80% rubber, new AB safety, $19,800. 403-638-3934 Sundre, AB 2000 9900; 2005 9900; 2003 Freightliner; 2005 Freightliner; 2006 Volvo; 2006 Mack, AutoShift. Can supply boxes. Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. DL#906884 2000 IHC 9200, C12 Cat, 430HP, 10 spd. AutoShift w/clutch petal, 3-way locks, 51â€? flat top sleeper, 60% rubber, new rear brakes, cold A/C, new AB safety, $16,000. Email pics. avail. 403-638-3934 Sundre AB
2000 IHC 9400, 72â€? pro-sleep double bunk, tandem 24.5 rubber, 18 spd., N14 1975 KENWORTH K100, cabover, 350 Cummins, select 460 plus, 234â€? WB, 390 Cummins, 10 spd., runs good, $7000 OBO. rear ends, good cond, $15,500. Call 1984 Esler B-train grain trailer, $9500 306-641-0071, Yorkton, SK. OBO. Chris 306-628-7840, Eatonia, SK. 2002 IH 8200, daycab, tandem, 370 HP Cummins, 10 spd., air ride, premium, no rust truck, only $26,500. Call for details, 306-946-8522, Saskatoon, SK. 2004 KENWORTH T800, 475 Cat, 18 spd., 46 rears, full lockers, 48â€? mid-rise sleeper, sunroof, alum. headache rack, Beacons, new turbo, after cooler, air to air rad, and radiator, Sask. safetied, $43,900. 306-768-7004, Carrot River, SK. 1984 FREIGHTLINER SEMI, good running o r d e r, n e w b a t t e r i e s , t i r e s g o o d . 306-283-4747, 306-220-0429 Langham SK
2010 IH Lon e s ta r, 485 HP IS X Cu m m in s , 18 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 244â€? W B, m id -ris e bu n k , 819,866 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 5,000 2010 Ke n w orth T370, 300 HP Pa ca r PX-6, 6 s p , 10,000 fron t20,000 rea r, 3:55 g ea rs , 200â€? W B, d iff. lock , 202,336 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 2007 P e te rb ilt 379, 565 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 3:55 g ea rs , 244â€? W B, 70â€? bu n k , 1,070,660 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $59,000 2007 P e te rb ilt 379L, 475 HP Ca tC15, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 70â€? m id -ris e bu n k , 244â€? W B, 1,409,299 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 2007 W e s te rn S ta r 4900EX, 550 hp Ca tC15, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 244â€? W B, 3:42 g ea rs , 4-w a y d iff. lock s , 942,740 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 2007 P e te rb ilt 387, 430 HP Ca tC13, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 3:55 g ea rs , 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 238â€? W B, hig h-ris e bu n k , 975,608 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,000 2007 P e te rb ilt 379, 430 HP Ca tC13, 10 s p , 12/ 40, 36â€? fla t-top bu n k . . . $35,000 2007 Fre ig htlin e r Colu m b ia , 515 HP Detroit, 18 s p , 4-w a y d iff. lock s , 4:11 g ea rs , s u p er40 rea r, 22.4â€? a lloy w heels , 209 W B, en g in e ha s been rebu ilt, 800,487 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,000 2007 Fre ig htlin e r S D , 515 HP Detroit, 18 s p , 4-w a y d iff. lock s , 3:90 g ea rs , 12 fron t s u p er40 rea r, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 209â€? W B, 48â€? fla t-top bu n k , 1,037,000 k m . . $35,000 8-2007 IH 9400I, 435 HP IS X Cu m m in s , 13 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , m id -ris e bu n k , 1M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,000 3-2007 IH 9900I, 475 HP IS X Cu m m in s , 18 s p , 12/ 40, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 3:90 g ea rs , 244â€? W B, 72â€? m id -ris e bu n k , 1,200,000 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 2007 IH 9400I, 435 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p A u tos hift, 12 fron t46 rea r, m id -ris e bu n k , 240â€? W B, 1.2M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,000 2006 IH 9900I, 565 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p , 3:90 g ea rs , 12/ 40, 4-w a y d iff. lock s , m id -ris e bu n k 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 1,414,256 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,000 2006 W e s te rn S ta r 4900 d a y c a b , 450 HP M erced es , 10 s p A u tos hift3 p ed a l, 12/ 40, 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , m id -ris e bu n k , 1.1M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000 2-2006 IH 9400I, 435 HP IS X Cu m m in s , 13 s p , 12/ 40, 4:11 g ea rs , 22.5â€? a lloy w heels , 200â€? W B, 51â€? m id -ris e bu n k , 1.3 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,000 d lr# 0122. P h. 204-6 85-2222, M a c G re g or M B. To vie w p ic tu re s of ou r in ve n tory vis it w w w .tita n tru c k s a le s .c om
Grain / Silage End Dump
2009 MACK CXU 613, MP8 eng., 445 HP, 1995 INT. 8100 Cummins M11, 10 spd. 18 spd., full lock-up w/Wabasto engine with 17 bale Cancade self load and unload, and bunk heater, 288,000 kms, $67,900. $45,000. 780-618-7299, Grimshaw, AB. Call 306-536-4662, Kendal, SK. SPECIALTY TRUCKS AVAILABLE. Fire/ emergency trucks, garbage trucks, bucket trucks, deck and dump trucks. See us at our new location on Cory Rd., Saskatoon, SK., Summer of 2013. 306-668-2020. DL #90871.
2005 9900i, 967,500 kms, 435 Cummins, Super 40 rear ends, 13 spd., bunk heater, very few miles on June safety, ready for work, $27,500 OBO. 306-327-7822, Kelvington, SK.
1990 IHC, 13 spd., all new rubber, 17 bale, Golden View deck, certified to Nov. 2013, $45,000 OBO. Evansburg, AB. Phone: 780-727-4257, 780-621-1148.
Stiff Pole Pony Pup Trailer (22' Triaxle Steel Body shown) $OUBLE YOUR HAULING CAPACITY WITH A #ANCADE 3TIFF 0OLE 0UP .O BACKING UP REQUIRED TO UNLOAD TRUCK OR PUP WITH OUR CROSS BOX AUGERS BUSHELMINUTE SPEED s !VAILABLE IN 3TEEL OR !LUMINUM s g OR g 4ANDEM AND g OR g 4RIDEM VERSIONS AVAILABLE s 3PRING OR !IR RIDE "RANDON -"