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rowing grain in Western Canada is a massive undertaking. It requires knowledge, dedication, land, equipment and perhaps most importantly, a bold ability to invest huge amounts of capital on assets that will literally be buried in the dirt. Getting Canadian grain to world markets can be a similarly daunting task. Each year, billions of tiny seeds are grown, harvested, stored, transported, elevated, loaded and shipped hundreds of kilometres in rail cars. When they arrive at the West Coast, the seeds are unloaded, processed, blended and packed onto ships that carry them around the world to their final destinations.

The final few kilometres of a grain train’s run to the West Coast are often its most delicate and logistically challenging. When a west-bound grain train nears its destination on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, it must snake its way through a mass of humanity and traffic that gets more dense as the distance to Pacific Ocean tide water diminishes. Further complicating the task is the complexity of Canada’s cross-country supply chain, which includes farmers, truckers, elevator staff, trains, export terminals, dock workers and ocean bound vessels, not to mention grain industry regulators, mountain ranges, and an oftenunforgiving western Canadian climate. SEE BIG BUSINESS, PAGE 4



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Canada could become an agriculture and food export powerhouse, much greater than it already is. But it would be challenging and would likely force a confrontation with policies, structures and politics, say economists about an Advisory Council on Economic Growth report. “We just need to get our act together…. We need a vision,” said Sylvain Charlebois, the dean of food science at Dalhousie University. “Before somebody else dictates what we should be doing, we should perhaps have meaningful conversations with ourselves.” Charlebois hopes the report called Unleashing the Growth Potential of Key Sectors, issued Feb. 6, can spark that reassessment of how Canada manages agriculture and food, especially since the country’s “agfood” sector is riven by policy contradictions.







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Trump relationship begins on cordial grounds. 10

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» BEEF EXPORTS: U.S. beef producers worry » JOHN CAMPBELL: about losing trade access to Asia. 67 Veterinarian discusses cattle temperament and » CATTLE TAGS: CCIA looks for ideas on how to improve cattle tag retention.

FARMTECH: Grain buyer for China says Canada still has a reputation for quality, high protein wheat. 26 CARBON CAPTURE: Scientist says good grazing practices can restore poor soil and reduce carbon footprint. 38


BRUCE DYCK: The Canadian Grains Institute shows grain inspectors how Japanese noodles are made. 32 cash or traveller’s cheques; learn how to get the most for your money when travelling abroad. 30


NEWS FARM SAFETY: The CASA hopes to prevent grain entrapment with safety and rescue demonstrations. 13 WHEAT DISEASE: Scientists fear UG99 stem rust will change to overtake built-in resistance. 25



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» CAPITAL GAINS: Liberals nix bill to alter tax structure on farm sale to family.


» GRAINSCONNECT: Plans are underway for a facility in Vegreville, Alta.





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EDMONTON — Farmers need to expand the shipping season for pulses beyond the usual four months, said an official with the country’s leading pulse processor. “Really, we can’t keep shipping it all in four months (December to March). It has to be year round,” Murad Al-Katib, who heads AGT Foods and Ingredients, told farmers attending FarmTech in Edmonton earlier this month. He added that Canada’s pulses represent $2 billion in sales, or 23 percent of global pulse exports. He said increases in crop yields from Western Canada and more diverse crop choices have meant that rail, port, grain and container systems are potentially too small to handle the annual crop properly. “Vancouver is like pouring a five gallon pail into a small funnel,” said Al-Katib. He said he sees lentil, pea, faba bean and chickpea acres increasing in Western Canada, w ith Alberta expected to double its acreage several times over in the coming years. The grain and container facilities in Prince Rupert, B.C., will become key to expanding the shipping season to year-round schedules. “You farmers have really grown your on-farm storage. And you will need more of it and more drying


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and handling (systems) in the future.” He said his company is investing in more grain handling systems, demonstrating the company’s confidence in the sector’s continued growth. “Our growth and expansion is based on an improved system. “We just bought 682 (kilometres) of rail. We are now the third largest Class 3 railway in Canada,” he said. The company is also building a consolidation facility near Saskatoon and a new processing facility in Alberta. Future expansion of fractionation is under way for its new North Dakota facility and it is also considering construction of a new Canadian operation. Last year, Alberta grew 500,000 tonnes of lentils, compared to Saskatchewan’s average 1.75 to 2.5 million. He said the Indian market is likely growing faster than the ability to serve it, producing about 17 million tonnes domestically each year, while consuming 23 million. The Indian market for lentils is growing by about one million tonnes annually, with few options for domestic growth. That has created new opportunities for western Canadian pulses. “But we need to be able to deliver on it through our export facilities,” Al-Katib said.

R-CALF back in the saddle again U.S. cattle group lobbies for return to bad old days of COOL BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

A cattlemen’s group in the U.S. has fully embraced the new reality of alternative facts. In news release this winter, the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) urged the U.S. government to reinstate mandatory country of origin labeling for beef and pork. In the statement R-CALF committee chair for COOL, Mike Schultz, explained how America abandoned the previous version of the labeling law. Mo s t C a n a d i a n ra n c h e r s believe the U.S. Congress repealed COOL in 2015 after the World Trade Organization agreed with Canada and Mexico, saying it violated international trade laws. Schultz and R-CALF have a different version of the truth. “The only reason producers and consumers lost COOL for beef and pork was because the past administration and congress refused to defend America’s sovereign right to inform its consumers about the origins of their food,” the R-CALF release said. “The new administration and congress can correct this serious error very quickly if they choose to.”

R-CALF has launched a COOLin-100 campaign, lobbying President Donald Trump to restore the labeling law in the first 100 days of his administration. Many cattlemen in South Dakota support the national campaign, but just in case they’re also working on a back-up plan. The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, an R-CALF member, has sponsored a bill requiring grocers in the state to label meat with a country of origin. The law would put the onus on retailers, not beef packing plants, said Silvia Christen, SDSA executive director. “If the grocery store is able to determine where that product is coming from, it would have to be labeled as to the country of origin.” If a retailer doesn’t have the information the meat would receive a label of “country of origin unknown.” Wyoming is also considering a country of origin labeling bill for meat products. In South Dakota the bill is at the early stage of the legislative process, but Christen isn’t worried about a trade or legal challenge if it’s enacted. “The trade dispute was about the process. About the way that packers had to, apparently, separate the livestock,” she said, not-

ing the bill doesn’t require packers to change processes. “We’re saying if that information is available, through the existing process, then that information has to be provided to the customer.” The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, the other beef producer ’s group in the state, doesn’t support R-CALF or the proposed legislation. It belongs to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, which backs free trade and opposes COOL. Christen acknowledged there is a debate over COOL, but she doesn’t accept the notion that it harmed Canadian producers. The WTO ruled that Canada could implement $1 billion in retaliatory tariffs, annually against the U.S., because COOL was causing lost sales and cutting into prices for beef, pork, pigs and cattle. “I find it hard to justify that argument,” she said. “Country of Origin Labeling was in place until 2015 and I don’t think anybody could say the (beef ) industry was financially harmed in 2013 and 2014.” Christen believes that President Trump can reinstate COOL in a way that doesn’t contravene trade agreements.




BIG BUSINESS » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Doug Mills, senior account representative for trade development with the Port of Vancouver, likened the task of moving trucks, trains and ships in and out of one of Canada’s busiest ports to a logistical ballet. Every element in the movement must work in perfect unison to keep the show on track. “It’s not just a grain terminal’s loading rate onto ships or its unloading rate off a train” that determines its throughput efficiency, said Mills. It’s a variety of factors, including traffic flows, access to rail cars and whether the right grain arrives on time for a ship delivery, he said. “There’s a whole logistical dance that has to occur behind the scenes for that terminal to be able to maximize its efficiency. That, in part, is where we (the port authority) get involved in the discussion, is identifying where are the pinch points and where do we need to invest our resources next to ensure that we … are maximizing these assets.” Grain has been at the centre of the port’s expansion over the past few years. Global demand for Canadian agri-products is growing and bulk shippers are placing more emphasis than ever on throughput efficiency. In recent interviews with the Western Producer, established Canadian companies shared details of recent capital projects aimed at increasing throughput efficiency at the port. Viterra has spent about $100 million on upgrades to its Pacific Terminal and it continues to invest in other west coast facilities, including the Cascadia Terminal. Richardson recently spent $140 million on ugrades to its port facility in North Vancouver and G3 Global Grain Group, a relative newcomer to the industry, is expected to spend more than $1 billion building a new coast-to-coast grain handling network. One of the key pieces in that network will be a new state-of-the art export terminal in North Vancouver, which will begin construction next month. Together, Paterson GlobalFoods Inc., and Parrish & Heimbecker are also seeking approval to build a new export facility on the Fraser River. The two companies are currently under permit-review to perform significant loading gallery upgrades at Alliance Grain Terminal, a facility they jointly own on the South Shore of the Inner Harbour. In fact, if all the proposed and completed grain projects within the port’s jurisdiction are taken into consideration, close to 15 million tonnes of new grain export capacity will have been added by bulk shippers over a period spanning less than a decade. This does not include proposed container terminal expansions at Centerm and Columbia Containers on Vancouver’s Inner Harbour, or projects rumoured to be under consideration at Fibreco and Vancouver Wharves. “I would say that the level of (grain industry) investment has been significant already at the West Coast,” said Viterra executive Kyle Jeworksi. “Almost every facility that’s out there has had what I would describe as major capital projects, either completed or underway.” SEE THE SPECIAL REPORT ON P.18



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CWD confirmed in Suffield elk Alberta surveillance of chronic wasting disease shows steady spread BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Dr. Margo Pybus heads Alberta’s surveillance team for chronic wasting disease. And “heads” is the operative word. As of mid-February, Pybus and her team had tested about 4,800 heads from mule deer, whitetailed deer and elk, and there are about 1,000 more to test before she issues her 2016 surveillance report at the end of March. This year, CWD was confirmed for the first time in an elk from Canadian Forces Base Suffield, which has a herd of at least 8,000 that were moved there in the 1990s. Although it is the first CWD case from that herd, Pybus said it isn’t a surprise. “We know that it’s in the mule deer and some of the whitetails basically all around Suffield,” she said. “But there isn’t a deer hunt, they don’t hunt deer on Suffield, so we were never able to get any samples from Suffield until the elk harvest started, which was in 2012, so we’ve been looking at the elk ever since.” Ranchers surrounding the Suffield base in southeastern Alberta have long been concerned about growth of the elk herd, the damage it does to area crops and the

potential for disease spread into cattle. However, CWD affects only cervids and is not a threat to bovines. CFB Suffield has allowed hunting and gradually increased the number of tags offered to hunters in recent years in efforts to reduce numbers. “That’s our first elk,” said Pybus of the positive CWD result. “So that’s an indication the disease is becoming established enough that it is spilling over into other species now. “We think it was the same thing with the one moose case. We identified that in 2012 or 2013. Again, that was interpreted as spillover from sharing range with infected deer. As it builds up more and more in the deer, there’s just more and more opportunity for it to spill over into these other cervid species.” CWD is a brain-wasting illness thought to have initially arrived in Canada on imported U.S. deer for game farms and antler velvet operations. It is well-established in Colorado, Wyoming and Wisconsin, and was identified in Saskatchewan in 1996. Since then CWD has slowly spread in wild deer populations, where it causes the animals to gradually lose weight and die. In Alberta, hunters are asked to

provide the heads of harvested animals so they can be tested. The province’s January interim report, when more than 3,000 heads had been tested, had identified the illness in 69 mule deer, nine whitetail and one elk. CWD was found in animals in two regions beyond the previously known range for the disease, those being the Battle River and Vermilion River watersheds. Those two areas are adjacent to areas where CWD has been found before. Pybus said the disease is slowly spreading westward but as for its speed, there is no basis for comparison because Alberta has the only long-term, comprehensive surveillance system for CWD. “It’s moving. It’s a slow, insidious disease in an individual and it’s also slowly, insidiously moving up certain watersheds,” she said. “Our surveillance target each year is somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 and we feel that validates the surveillance for giving us a fairly good resolution to putting the picture together for what CWD is doing in the province and showing where it’s going and how much it’s increasing and what rate it’s increasing at.” Saskatchewan had a testing program from 1997 to 2012. A scaledback program was implemented last fall and the budget allows for

testing of about 300 head. According to Pybus’s data, CWD affects mule deer in greater numbers than whitetails but the reasons aren’t established. “We’ve had collars on mulies and whitetails and trying to tease things out. The only thing that seems to be a consistent pattern that suggests increased opportunity for transmission is that the mule deer go into their winter groups earlier than the whitetails and they stay together longer.” Mule deer also tend to winter in larger groups than whitetails. Statistics show male deer have higher incidence of CWD than females, which Pybus suggested might be due to the male habit of forming bachelor groups in winter that increase opportunity for disease spread. The exact method of C WD transmission is also unknown, said Pybus. There’s strong evidence that it requires deer to deer contact, but whether that is through saliva or some other mode remains unknown. She also said there’s evidence that an area highly contaminated with CWD fosters infection and spread but that is not the case in Alberta, where the disease is relatively new.




AG INVESTMENT NEEDED » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “Anybody who looks at what we do in Canada can be confused,” said Charlebois. Bertrand Montel of Ceressys also hopes the report provokes a policy reassessment, and a complete rethinking of how and why Canada designs agriculture and food policies. Adopting a deliberately exportfocused approach is necessary because “we have no other choice” in terms of achieving economic growth for a country with a small population. But that would mean agriculture policy development would need farmers to take a step back and act more like partners to the rest of the food industry, rather than as the focus of agriculture policies. “Farmers would have to accept that they are not the primary concern of the agfood sector,” said Montel. “That is something that may not play well, especially in Quebec.” The Advisory Council report highlights agriculture and food as an economic sector it believes Canada should focus on to achieve strong economic growth. It sets aggressive targets for export increases, including a boost of Canada’s agriculture products exports from the current 5.7 percent of world trade to eight percent, a n d d o u b l i n g f o o d p ro d u c t s exports from 2.8 percent of world trade to 5.6 percent. The council recommends revamping regulations and policies to promote this growth, and notes that some other countries are already trying to do this. University of Manitoba economist Derek Brewin said he likes the highlighting of agriculture and food and the desire to boost investment in the entire sector. “Australia is way ahead of us on these investments,” said Brewin.

“I think there is a lot of evidence that underinvestment in productivity (in farming and food production) means any funds used to improve productivity has a great return.” However, boosting investment in much of Canada’s farm and food industry will be difficult, Montel said, because of various problems. Farms are small businesses compared to most industries, so many farms have trouble raising enough capital to invest as much as they need. A n d m o s t f a r m s h av e h u g e amounts of capital tied up in land, something they might need to withdraw in order to invest in value-added production or specialization of some sort. Yet provinces like Quebec and Saskatchewan restrict non-farm or non-provincial money when it comes to land ownership. “We would have to remove some of the obstacles…. It would touch some sensitive political issues.” Both Montel and Charlebois said protecting supply management, especially for dairy, can’t work with an aggressive export focus and is a major reason for the problems in Canada’s agriculture policy. “We need to be consistent with what we want,” said Charlebois. Brewin said government spending on agriculture research makes sense because it is often hard to entice private sector investors if they can’t see how to profit from their investments. However, he does not want governments to get too intrusive on how the private sector operates. “We should be careful in trying to pick winners. Governments don’t have the best methods of tracking that,” said Brewin. “I think it is a matter of making good regulatory rules for the private sector and letting them decide how to grow.”

AGRICULTURE CRITICAL TO CANADA’S ECONOMY In a report to the federal government last fall, the Advisory Council on Economic Growth made several recommendations to strengthen the Canadian economy and stimulate trade. Among its recommendations was to identify the sectors with the greatest economic prospects relative to global opportunities. Agri-food ranked in the top four, as agri-food and agricultural exports show enormous growth potential: Sector

jobs created


2.1 million 1.7 million 0.9 million 1.8 million

Advanced manufacturing Energy and renewables Healthcare and life sciences

contribution to GDP (%)

6.7 10.5 13.7 6.8

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2.7% 3.7% 2.6% 1.7%

The council suggests Canada could increase its global market share of all agricultural exports to reach by 2027.

8 percent That increase would be worth $11 billion.



growth from 2010-2015

4.3 Spain

Canadian agri-food exports, 2015 (percent share):

The council suggests Canada could double its global market share of agri-food exports by 2027 to

5.6 percent. $19 billion.

That increase would be worth







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Source: Advisory Council on Economic Growth, World Trade Organization | WP GRAPHIC

Canada has the land, water, technological and skills necessary to turn its farms and food processors into much bigger players, Montel said, but that is going to take money, so governments need to ensure that policies allow farmers to feel confident to reinvest in their opera-

tions, and for outside investors to provide investment money. “A lot of capital will be required,” said Montel. “I see many obstacles to get there.”

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Viterra confirms elevator project at Vegreville BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Grain growers near the town of Vegreville, Alta., are on the verge of getting two new high-throughput concrete grain elevators, a scenario that will drastically change the way that grain is sold and delivered in the area. Regina-based grain handler Viterra confirmed Feb. 13 that it will build a new high-throughput elevator near Vegreville, about an hour east of Edmonton. The proposed Viterra facility will feature a loop track rail system and will have total storage capacity of 35,000 tonnes, the company said in a new release issued earlier Feb. 13. Viterra’s announcement coincides with a similar announcement

made by grain industry newcomer GrainsConnect Canada. GrainsConnect, a joint venture between Australian grain company GrainCorp and Japan-based ZenNoh Grain Corp., is also planning to build a 35,000-tonne throughput elevator at Vegreville. Details of that were made public earlier this month. Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer for North America, said the Vegreville project will strengthen his company’s presence in the region. “We have a long and successful history in this area of Alberta, so we’re proud to continue supporting our local customers with a new facility that will allow us to provide the industry-leading standard of service that Viterra is known for,”

said Jeworski. “Our new elevator will position us to connect these customers to global markets, backed by the expertise of our staff and the full suite of online tools that are available exclusively to Viterra customers. It will also complement our strong port presence, as we look to continue meeting the demands of our end users.” Construction of Viterra’s new facility is expected to begin this spring. All necessary regulatory approvals are in place, the company added. Davin Gegolick, a planning and development officer with the County of Minburn, said GrainsConnect has yet to apply for a development permit.

For growers in the area, two new elevator projects will have a significant impact on local grain delivery routes. The announcement of concurrent builds by two different companies also suggests that grain handlers are competing aggressively, not only for farmers’ grain but for prime construction spots that are currently considered underserviced. As it stands, the only elevator in the area is a Richardson Pioneer facility located about 20 minutes east of Vegreville. Grain that is not delivered to that elevator is typically delivered to Viking, Alta., about 60 kilometres south of Vegreville, or Star, Alta., about 70 kilometres northwest. The announcements are the lat-

est in a flurry of grain industry investments that have taken place in recent years. Construction projects either completed or announced over the past five years are believed to be worth more than $1.5 billion, with additional projects expected in the next few months. G3 Canada told The Western Producer that his company could have 10 projects underway concurrently within the next few years. Those projects include eight to 10 new loop track elevators in Western Canada and an export terminal on the West Coast. FOR RELATED STORIES, SEE PAGES 19 AND 73


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Prices down with malting barley glut North American maltsters have plenty to choose from so bids have dropped more than $1 per bushel since May BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A global glut of malting barley is limiting export opportunities for the ample Canadian crop and that is driving down prices, say analysts. Australia harvested 11 million tonnes of barley in 2016-17, which is a record and 28 percent more than the previous year, according to an estimate by the U.S. agricultural attaché. Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of barley. It typically accounts for 30 percent of the malting barley trade and 20 percent of feed barley trade. That share is expected to grow this year. The attaché forecasts 7.4 million tonnes of exports or 34 percent more than last year. Typically, half of those exports will be feed, one-third malting barley and the remainder shipped as malt. “Exports of malting barley could rise by one-third to two million tonnes,” stated the report. This week, the Australian government forecaster pegged barley production even higher, at 13.4 million tonnes. G3 Canada weather and crop specialist Bruce Burnett said the massive Australian crop is dominating export markets. “That’s essentially driving the international malting market right now and will for the foreseeable future,” he said. Canada was on pace through the first half of the marketing campaign to meet Agriculture Canada’s

World malting barley markets are well supplied this year after good Canadian and American crops and a just-harvested record large Australian barley crop. Canadian prices and exports could suffer in the second half of this crop year. | FILE PHOTO barley export projection of 1.9 million tonnes but Burnett expects sales to slump in the second half and carryout to blossom beyond the estimated two million tonnes. Brian Otto, past-president of the Western Barley Growers Association, said Canada has ample supplies of malting quality barley. “I think last year was an excep-

tional barley crop, there is no two ways around it,” he said. Quality held up nicely despite the wet finish to the growing season. The U.S. also harvested a good quality crop with record yields. North American maltsters have a plethora of malting quality barley to choose from, which is why prices have fallen.

New crop bids for the 2016 crop started at $5.50 per bushel in Saskatchewan in May. By November the cash price at elevator had fallen to $4.45 to $4.80 per bu. The cash price last week was $4 to $4.25 per bu., according to Prairie Ag Hotwire. Otto said there is a substantial risk in storing malt barley from one year

to the next because the longer it is stored, the more the germination suffers and it can lose its malt status. “As a farmer myself, if it’s not going to be used for malt, it will go into the feed market,” he said. But there is a substantial discount of $1.25 to $1.80 per bu. for selling malt barley as feed in Saskatchewan. Feed barley prices have backed off in recent months due to the glut of feed wheat on the market. “What it all boils down to is the need for cash flow,” said Otto. New crop 2017-18 malting barley prices are lower than the same time last year and maltsters are not looking to contract as many acres as last year because of the large supply of malt barley. “What we’re hearing is some of the maltsters are going to their more reliable producers and people who have been in and out of the market are finding more of a challenge to try and get malt contracts,” he said. The situation is worse in Montana where there are reports that Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are offering between 20 and 60 percent fewer contracts for the 201718 crop year, due to the oversupply. Otto said maltsters should not get too confident about the good supplies because a lot of the malt barley surplus could work its way into the feed market before the next harvest.


Record-setting performance underlines canola’s dominance MARKET WATCH




anadian farmers are delivering more canola than wheat to elevators. I believe that has never happened before. Wheat markets in Canada are struggling this year because of poor quality, which helps explain why wheat deliveries are at only 9.04 million tonnes while canola is


posting a new record high at 10.96 million. But canola deliveries are also higher than what wheat deliveries were last year at this time, 10.3 million. Canola continues to post record numbers bolstering the argument that it is now the dominant crop in Western Canada.

The delivery statistics, from the Canadian Grain Commission, are driven by the record smashing pace of exports and domestic crush. I’ve sounded like a broken record on this topic but the numbers are remarkable. Total canola disappearance, exports and domestic use, is run-


ning 1.1 million tonnes ahead of 2015-16 at this point and 2.64 million tonnes ahead of 2014-15. Canola exports to the end of week 27, Feb. 5, stand at 5.58 million tonnes, up 10 percent or 519,000 tonnes over last year at the same time. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE






New slaughter plants keep hog demand, prices strong In 2016, U.S. exports to Mexico were up seven percent from 2015 BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

The hog market is sizzling with uncertainty and it is impossible to tell now if it will be able to stay in the pan of hot domestic prices or fall into the scorching fire of an international trade war. It’s creating a challenging time for hog price hedging, since prices could easily go either way in coming months. Farmers should be thinking of protecting some forward prices, even if the market is rallying on strong domestic demand. “We’ve switched out one uncertainty for another,” said Tyler Fulton, manager of risk management for Hams Marketing. “My fear is that there will be an all-out (U.S.) trade war with Mexico.” Only three months ago the hog market was transfixed with anxiety that fourth quarter 2016 hog supplies would outstrip the ability of North American packers to slaughter. That fear evaporated as producers managed the fourth quarter pig flow to squeak through without exceeding capacity. Exceptionally strong demand consumed the big pork supplies generated by the record slaughter pace. With two new packing plants coming online in the U.S. in the next year, strong domestic demand continuing and prices rising, farmers should be able to count on 2017 being a highly profitable year. “If you had told me at this time last year that we would be running four percent more pork and be sitting with a cutout (value) in the mid-

» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE And this is after a slow start to the crop year when shipments to China were delayed over the blackleg dockage issue. Canola crush to Feb. 8 is 4.88 million tonnes, 612,000 tonnes or 14.3 percent ahead of last year. Unless there is a lot of canola hidden somewhere that we don’t know about, stocks of the oilseed by the end of the crop year will likely be significantly smaller than the two million tonnes forecast by Agriculture Canada. It is a similar situation in the

US $80s and cash hog prices in the low $70s (cwt), I’d have said that’s impossible,” said Fulton. But rather than being able to relax and assume they will be able to reap good prices this year, farmers now have to worry that it could all collapse in a moment. “You never know. (U.S. President Donald) Trump just has to slip a switch,” said Fulton. With the U.S. relying on Mexico for about one third of its pork exports, representing about eight percent of U.S. production, suddenly losing the Mexican market would be a disaster. If Trump picks a trade fight with


Mexico, as he has threatened to do, don’t be surprised to see Mexico retaliate against U.S. pork. “The first thing that I think they would focus on is meat,” said Fulton. “It’s easy. They’ve done it several times before.” If Mexico blocked or substantially reduced U.S. pork imports, pork would begin piling up in the U.S., putting enormous pressure on the

MEXICAN MARKET Mexico is the top export market for American pork, accounting for 31.6 percent of all exports, up from 26.6 percent five years ago. U.S. pork exports to Mexico (tonnes) 2016 2015

730,316 718,819

2014 2013

680,843 625,475



domestic U.S. market. According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, exports to Mexico have been surging. “A re m a r k a b l e s e c o n d h a l f pushed 2016 pork export volume to Mexico to its fifth consecutive record at 730,316 (tonnes), breaking the previous record by two percent,” said the USMEF in a Feb. 10 press release. That pushed 2016 into the second-largest exports ever to Mexico and a seven percent increase from 2015 volumes. “At this time of record-large pork production, it would be hard to overstate the importance of Mexican demand to the U.S. industry,” said USMEF president Phillip Seng. Exports to Mexico are worth about $16 per U.S. hog, so keeping that market open is “absolutely critical” to the industry, Seng said. Fulton said a dispute with China could have a similar impact if pork was hit. USMEF noted that U.S. pork exports to China are also at record levels.

China’s economy is heating up and imports of all commodities are exceeding expectations United States where soybean exports are running ahead of the pace needed to hit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s export target. The USDA disappointed the market last week when it did not increase its export forecast and decrease its year-end stocks forecast. The department expects American soybean exports will fade in the second half of the crop year as competition from South America heats up.

But some analysts note the Brazilian currency is rallying against the American dollar, making its soybeans less competitive than they were last fall, so American soybeans might not be as seriously disadvantaged as the USDA expects. The export picture for oilseeds is also buoyed by signs that China’s economy is picking up steam. Its imports of all commodities in

A potential trade war between the United States and Mexico would likely have immediate impact on hog markets, says one marketing expert. | FILE PHOTO A trade war could crash U.S. prices, which would hurt Canadian producers because the prices for their hogs are tightly related to the U.S. price. As well, Canada could not easily step in and fill those markets the U.S. vacates in the event of a trade war. “That takes time to develop. That does not happen in eight to ten months.” Fulton is recommending producers begin hedging prices out to the

end of August, using each $5 increase in Canadian prices as a trigger to lock in 20 percent of production. In other words, if prices rise $10 per 100 kilograms they would have 40 percent of their coming production locked-in. Farmers could protect prices to the end of 2017 if they are particularly concerned.

January were at a near record pace, defying expectations. Soybean imports hit 7.66 million tonnes in January, the most for the month since at least 2010. Some economists believe China’s economy is stabilizing but others think the government stimulus measures that Beijing employed last year to perk up lagging growth have run their course and the country could be in for slower growth in 2017. At least the U.S.-China tensions that grew since U.S. president Donald Trump was elected cooled somewhat last week.

Trump and China’s leader Xi Jinping spoke by phone Feb. 9 and Trump calmed the waters by promising to respect Bejing ’s One China policy, that there is only one China and Taiwan is part of it.Trump angered Bejing in December when he talked with the president of Taiwan, leaving the im-pression that he might change America’s attitude toward the island nation.


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Risk management: farmers could learn from insurance companies

China plans wheat price support reduction, review




nsurance and farming couldn’t be more different, you might think. One is dull as dishwater and the other is a hair-raising, high-stakes continual gamble on the commodity markets. The way they most commonly interact is through the insurance products that farmers can use to mitigate some of the risks they take on every year, whether that’s for market risk, production risk, injury risk, death risk or mortgage risk. It’s like a pairing of opposites. But it isn’t because deep down the fundamental role of farms and insurance companies is the same: taking on a bunch of risk to skim a margin off the top. Sure, there are lots of differences in the types and concentrations of risk each regularly takes, but at core each is being rewarded for taking on and managing risk. Neither has a unique product

that nobody else can produce and each relies upon an expense capital base that must be maintained. I was thinking of this recently after chatting with David Derwin of P. I. Financial, who is a proponent of using options contracts to hedge risk in a farmer’s crop portfolio. Options are generally unpopular with farmers because they require the payment of a premium, and to many farmers, that’s just one step too far down the insurance path.

Options are a price insurance that reduces risk For some farmers, crop insurance makes sense, equipment and property insurance makes sense, but marketing insurance seems crazy. Derwin doesn’t push farmers to use options for all their hedging needs, but he thinks they are a good tool for a number of marketing circumstances and make a great part of a risk management package. This is where the insurance likeness to farming came to me. The main difference between the risks

insurance companies and farmers assume is the extreme concentration of the risks farmers take on, compared to the highly diffused risks general insurance companies acquire. However, a good crop mix, a good production mix (with more than just crops being produced), and a good marketing mix can spread out those concentrated risks. Adding in various risk management tools spreads them out even more, and that’s where Derwin is right about putting options into the mix. Options are not the perfect solution for every situation, but they make sense in many cases, as do futures, fixed price contracts and other tools. By adding another mechanism into the hedging and pricing regime of a farm, the farmer reduces the critical mass that can blow up when things go wrong. It might not be a major change to the level of overall risk on a farm, but it helps make potential problems less explosive. Farming will never be as dullseeming as insurance. But it would certainly help many farmers to build a little bit of dullness into their all-to-tempestuous operations. Dull is better than dead.

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Government drops commitment to food self sufficiency BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

China has said it plans to reduce its wheat subsidies and some feel that is the first step towards creating a less trade-distorting system. According to a Reuters story, Han Jun, deputy director of the Office of Central Rural Work, said China will set more “appropriate” minimum state purchase prices for wheat that better reflect market conditions. Until now, the minimum support price was well above world market conditions. That sounds similar to a report from the Dim Sums blog on rural China that the deputy director of China’s State Administration of Grain has pronounced that 2017 will be a key year for reform of the grain industry. The official said China will build on the elimination of corn price supports by investigating improvements in the minimum price programs for wheat and rice. “The comments seem to endorse moving from a price system that rewards pure volume of production to one that gives farmers incentive to produce the high quality grain that is now demanded in China,” said the Dim Sums report. The World Trade Organization has agreed to investigate United States allegations that China has been providing illegal subsidies that cost U.S. wheat far mers between $650 and $700 million annually in lost income by thwarting exports to that country. Canada has third party status in the dispute. “The best news would be if China’s government announced it was going to abide by its WTO commitments,” U.S. Wheat Associates spokesperson Steve Mercer said in an email. “It would help if there actually were a substantial reduction in the government’s domestic support prices in the years ahead as it would help increase export opportunities for U.S. and Canadian wheat farmers.” China’s state wheat purchase price for 2017 was set at US$9.49 per bushel, which is substantially more than North American farmers are getting for their wheat. G3 Canada weather and crop specialist Bruce Burnett said China’s wheat support price needs to be adjusted because it is leading to overproduction. “It is out of line with the overall world marketplace, so they’re generating surplus and storing it,” he said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates China will be sitting on a stockpile of 112 million tonnes of wheat at the end of 2016-17, or 44 percent of world supplies. Burnett will wait to see how much the price is adjusted before he passes judgment on the impact it will have on world prices and exports to that region.

“The magnitude is going to be important in terms of how much they reduce it,” he said. “I don’t think they would reduce it down to international price levels by any means.” One thing he knows for sure is it will have no impact on the 2017-18 crop because China grows winter wheat and it is already in the ground. Burnett anticipates the new minimum support price will be announced in the fall of 2017 before the next crop is planted.


Even if China drastically reduces its minimum support price, Burnett doesn’t anticipate an immediate shift to imports because it will take a while to chew through China’s excess supplies. “There’s a lot of cushion here for the production to drop and still not have a big impact on the global international marketplace,” he said. China recently hinted it may be moving away from its longstanding food self-sufficiency policy in its No. 1 Central Document, which is the key annual rural policy document. Reuters reports that this year’s document breaks with the tradition of the last six years and omits any reference to self sufficiency in food crops. “China is embarking on a major shift in its agriculture policy, abandoning its long-held obsession with self-sufficiency in favour of better meeting consumer demand,” states the Reuters story. Burnett has a tough time buying that. “I would hesitate to say that they’re going to eliminate all subsidies for wheat farmers,” he said. Sean Linstead, a Vancouverbased trader who sources crops for COFCO, the China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp., agrees with Burnett. “It’s kind of doubtful they would do that,” he said. Wheat is a staple commodity in the country and he doubts China would be willing to rely on imports to fill any shortfall in production. There’s a reason China has maintained huge reserves of wheat to feed the population. “It wasn’t that long ago in the 1970s there were crop failures,” said Linstead.

MARKETS CANFAX REPORT FED CATTLE STEADY Fed steers averaged $156.67 per hundredweight, up 50 cents, while heifers were $156.23. Cold and snow may have contributed to the modest cash offering and discouraged trade interest. Most trade was dressed at $262$264 delivered. Most delivery times were for one to two weeks out. The Alberta cash-to-futures fed basis weakened moderately to +$2.86. Weekly western Canadian fed slaughter to Feb. 4 fell seven percent to 25,317 head. For the year western slaughter is down eight percent. The week’s exports to Jan. 28 were 4,834 head, down 20 percent compared to the last year. For the year exports are down 16 percent. Feedlot inventories are current even with extra non-fed cattle in the slaughter mix and reduced hours at both major Alberta packing plants. Canadian carcass weights also indicate that feedlots are current. Steer carcasses fell two pounds over the week, while heifers rose one pound. The flow of fed cattle from eastern Canada to the west appears to have slowed. All these factors should support prices for the second half of February. In the U.S., cash cattle in the Plains traded at US$119 to $120.50 per cwt., steady to $1.50 higher than the previous week.

COWS STEADY D1, D2 cows ranged C$87-$100 to average $93.25 per cwt., up 11 cents. D3 cows ranged $75-$90, to average $82.50. Railgrade cows were $180-$185. Bulls averaged $102.44 down $1.97. Western Canadian cow slaughter totaled more than 8,500 head, the fourth consecutive week that volumes have trended above year ago levels. It is surprising how many cows have been slaughtered this winter considering anecdotal evidence suggests fewer cows are on feed compared to last year. The explanation is that fewer




cows have been exported. Cow carcasses were 81 lb. lighter than the same week last year. Cold weather last week might have forced a one week delay in cow shipments.

GRASSER DEMAND STRONG The Canadian feeder index was $169.10, up $1.95 while the calf index was $190.65, up $2.67. Over the past couple of weeks, calf and light stocker prices have held together better than heavier feeders. This is common for this time of year. From their highs in January, 850 lb. steers have fallen $11.50 per cwt. In four recent years — 2006, 2012, 2013 and 2016 — 850 lb. steers established highs during January. In each of those years, first half lows were set in April or May. Dry pastures were a major concern last spring leading to more cattle going into feedlots instead of being placed on grass. This year moisture is good and grass buyers are expected to be aggressive. Stocking rates might increase by 20 to 40 percent. On a cash-to-cash basis, Alberta 550 lb. stocker calves and 750 lb. feeders are at a $6-$7 premium to the U.S. market. Bred cows were $1,300-$2,800 per head. Bred heifers were $1,400$2,800.

Lower carryout sparks wheat rally The USDA cut global ending stocks by almost five million tonnes WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Wheat futures rallied following a U.S. Department of Agriculture report that cut its forecasts for yearend stocks more than expected. As of Feb. 13 Chicago March futures were the highest since Aug. 23. Gains in Minneapolis spring wheat were less aggressive It pegged U.S. wheat ending stocks for the 2016-17 marketing year at 1.139 billion bu., down from the January estimate of 1.186 billion bu. and below market forecasts that ranged from 1.145 billion to 1.211 billion bu. It cut world wheat ending stocks to 248.61 million tonnes from 253.29 million tonnes. USDA cited a cut to harvest expectations in India and Kazakhstan as the reason for the drop.

The monthly USDA report disappointed expectations for lower U.S. soybean ending stocks, leaving them unchanged at 420 million bu. It also held its forecast for U.S. soy exports steady at 2.05 billion bu. despite a fast pace of shipments through January. On average, the trade expected stocks at 410 million bu., according to a Reuters poll. Although exports have been strong to date, the USDA expects slower movement in the rest of the crop year. “Competition from expected record South American exports will limit U.S. shipments to well below last year’s record level this summer,” USDA said in the report. “I think this knocks a little wind out of the sails for now. People

who were buying soybeans on the hopes of a bullish report are pulling back a little bit,” said Ted Seifried, analyst at the Zaner Group. The USDA lowered domestic corn ending stocks to 2.320 billion bu. from 2.355 billion. World corn ending stocks were lowered to 217.56 million tonnes from 220.98 million tonnes, The forecast for Brazil soybean production was unchanged at 104 million tonnes, close to market forecasts. It cut its forecast for Argentina’s soybean harvest to 55.50 million tonnes, down from 57 million a month earlier. It lowered world soybean ending stocks to 80.38 million tonnes from 82.32 million, mostly due to the reduced forecast for the Argentine harvest.

BEEF FALLS February and March are the slowest months for beef demand. Demand usually starts to pick up after Easter. U. S . C h o i c e c u t o u t s w e r e US$188.71, down $4.30 and Select was $185.82, down $4.80. The weaker beef prices caused U.S. packers to slow slaughter to 574,000, down 3.2 percent. Canadian prices were not available.

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Strong demand, rising pork prices and attractive packer margins pushed cash hog prices higher. The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$53.50 per cwt. Feb. 10, up from $51.88 per cwt. Feb. 3. U.S. hogs averaged $70.72 on a carcass basis Feb. 10, up from $66.90 Feb. 3. The U.S. pork cutout was $85.09 per cwt. Feb. 10, up from $84.46 Feb. 3. T h e e s t i m a t e d U. S. w e e k l y slaughter for the week to Feb. 11 was 2.364 million, up from 2.327 million the previous week. Slaughter was 2.278 million last year at the same time. In Canada, the Feb. 10 Signature Five price was C$168.53 per 100 kilograms, up from $159.05 the week before. On a per hundredweight basis the price was $76.44, up from $72.14 the week before.

The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6.25-$6.40 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.60 with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs. Grade A heifers sold up to C$6$6.20. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.40. Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

SHEEP STEADY TO STRONGER Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 528 sheep and lambs and 65 goats traded Feb. 6. New crop lambs sold barely steady. All other lambs, goats and thick sheep were steady. Lean sheep were $5 to $10 per cwt. higher.

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Diversified exports essential to offset global import rules WESTERN PRODUCER STAFF


lans to build two pea processing plants in Western Canada have important ramifications that go beyond their infrastructure and jobs. They show how agriculture can grow and diversify in the export market. To see why diversification matters so much, we need only to look at what’s going on in India. Canada exports about $1 billion worth of pulses to India annually — about 40 percent of our pulse exports —but there is now a tense standoff over India’s recent decision as of March 31 to force Canadian exporters to fumigate all agricultural commodities before sending them to India. The measure is intended to eradicate stem and bulb nematodes in grain imports and methyl bromide is the only chemical that kills pests at all stages of development. The fumigation issue has been kicked down the road for years, in part because there is no definitive solution. Canada now has an exemption, allowing it to apply methyl bromide to its crops upon entry into India because it’s too cold to properly fumigate. Also, as a signatory to the Montreal Protocol, which vows to stop using such products due to their effect on the ozone layer, Canada has banned the use of methyl bromide. However, ships on the way to India now may, in fact, have their pulses rejected. It is somewhat eyebrow-raising that the policy change comes at a time when India is expecting a record pulse harvest, and given that the Indian government has an ambitious goal of becoming self-sufficient in pulses. The situation highlights the danger of relying too much on one market. But there is good news regarding market diversification as two European companies plan to invest in Canadian pulse processing. The French company Roquette plans to

build a $400-million facility near Portage la Prairie, Man. It would fractionate 100,000 tonnes of yellow peas annually into starch, protein and fibre. And Canadian Protein Innovation Ltd., a German-owned company, wants to build a $75-million facility in Moose Jaw, Sask., that will fractionate yellow peas for protein and fibre that would go into pasta, snacks, candy, vegetable coatings, animal protein replacements and other industrial uses. Research is uncovering new uses for pulse proteins in the ingredient industry. The desire by younger generations for healthier, more environmentally friendly proteins will help to drive this trend. (Pea protein may even replace animal protein in some fast foods, such as chicken nuggets.) This heightened demand offers the opportunity for new markets and diversification. Canada is already the world’s largest producer of peas, with 30 percent of global production. The world’s pea protein market is expected to grow by more than 13 percent per year in volume over the coming years. In 2015, Canada exported six million tonnes of pulses valued at almost $4.2 billion. Given the success from last year’s International Year of Pulses marketing efforts and the potential for fractionation, the sky is the limit for pulses. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s economic advisory panel has identified agriculture and agrifood as a potential growth sector in the coming years, in part due to the demand for less-expensive plant protein in developing countries. If that growth includes an even more diversified customer base, all the better. Bruce Dyck, Barb Glen, Brian MacLeod, D’Arce McMillan and Michael Raine collaborate in the writing of Western Producer editorials.


It is going to get messy ugly, and beef could be a casualty in this trade war. BRETT STUART GLOBAL AGRITRENDS, ON THE POTENTIAL FALLOUT FROM A TRADE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA SEE LIVESTOCK, PAGE 67


Trudeau, Trump relationship begins on cordial grounds CAPITAL LETTERS



anada’s relationship with the new American administration will be cordial, but those expecting another bromance like some said existed between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former United States President Barack Obama should look elsewhere. Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, the first time the two leaders have met since Trump became president in January. The meeting was highly anticipated, with Canadians and Canadian industry looking for clues about how the U.S administration views its neighbour to the north.

Trump’s unpredictable stance on trade and immigration has left many on edge. World leaders have been guessing how to foster a relationship with him. Former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz went as far as to say Trump “takes this stuff with a very thin skin” when asked Feb. 9 about how the prime minister should approach his Washington visit. “He’s not a politician, he’s a businessman,” Ritz said. “On the first meeting, listen a lot, smile and nod, make a point if it’s there to be made, but don’t go overboard on pushing back. This is not the time or place to do that.” Ritz’s advice comes at a time when a 140-character Tweet can create diplomatic or economic chaos, while traditional conversations between foreign leaders have quickly gone off the rails. Trump reportedly hung up on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when he mentioned refugees. A trip between Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and Trump was cancelled. Ottawa could not afford a similar

slip-up with its largest trading partner. In Washington on Feb. 13, Trudeau fell back on a tried and true Canadian tactic: talk about the weather, mutual respect, refuse to criticize your opponent directly but add in a sprinkling of polite passive aggressiveness to ensure everyone knows you’re there to do business. “The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another countr y on how they choose to govern themselves,” Trudeau told reporters when asked about Trump’s immigration policies. The prime minister kept a straight face when the president defended that policy. “We won’t always agree on everything” Trudeau stressed. Canada, he said, will continue to implement its “policies of openness towards immigration, refugees without compromising security.” Trump tried to offer his own assurances to Canada. On the North American Free Trade Agreement, the president insisted his concerns are in large

part with Mexico. Trump has repeatedly called NAFTA “the worst trade deal” ever signed by the United States. “It’s a much less severe situation than what’s taken place on the southern border,” Trump told the press when asked about CanadaU.S. trade. Canada and the United States, Trump said, already have an “outstanding” trade relationship that simply needs “tweaking.” Trump did not say which particular sections require tweaking — although U.S. dairy lobby groups have made it clear they want dairy market access on the renegotiation table. When asked, the Prime Minister's Office would not say if Canada’s dairy industry was raised during the meeting. Trump had previously been urged by U.S. industry to discuss the proposed national ingredient strategy. The PMO deferred to a broad joint statement released before the Feb. 13 news conference. That

statement does not mention dairy, supply management, country of origin labelling or softwood lumber — four topics many expected could cause conflict with the United States. “We recognize our profound shared economic interests, and will work tirelessly to provide growth and jobs for both countries,” the statement reads. “Millions of American and Canadian middle-class jobs, including in the manufacturing sector, depend on our partnership. We affirm the importance of building on this existing strong foundation for trade and investment and further deepening our relationship, with the common goal of strengthening the middle class.” The statement also mentioned the “importance of cooperation to promote economic growth, provide benefits to our consumers and businesses, and advance free and fair trade.” Kelsey Johnson is a reporter with iPolitics,





Agriculture: my journey so far

Don’t take trade for granted



f you had told me in high school or university that I would be working in the agricultural industry, I would have laughed and shaken my head. A short while ago, I was managing a law firm and living in downtown Vancouver, worrying more about rain boots and labour law than winter coats and cereal crops. Here I am though, living in Winnipeg and working for Cereals Canada as the director of communications and stakeholder relations. The journey to get here has been an interesting one, personally and professionally and I have never been happier or more proud to be where I am. I am constantly hearing about what has led people into this diverse industry. Each story is unique and highlights the mosaic that is the Canadian agricultural industry. My story began with my move to Cereals Canada and I immediately arranged to sit down with the key organizations I would be working with. The Canadian International Grains Institute and the Canadian Grain Commission were my first stops. Every person I met on those tours was passionate, intelligent and eager to share stories, insights, and most of all to advocate for Canadian agriculture (or in other words, agvocate). For the first time in my life, I was surrounded by people who loved what they did. I have worked in the textiles industry and as a human

The author discovers that the cereals sector is where she belongs. | FILE PHOTO resource manager and I have seen that genuine happiness at work is rare. On my way back to the Cereals Canada office after one meeting, I had an epiphany: “Brenna, I think you have found where you belong.” Since that day, I strive to grow and learn everything I can, as fast as I can. I have dubbed myself the agriculture sponge, seeking out any opportunity to ask questions, listen and, most of all, learn everything I can. This is what I have learned so far: Agriculture is an innovative industry that consistently aims for improvement, year after year.

There is a strong motivation to be sustainable and to better serve our customers, while remaining profitable. These are important reasons to continually invest in better technologies and methods to achieve desired results throughout the value chain. Collaboration is essential to the success of our industry and because I work for a national organization, I regularly see the level of collaboration and investment being made across the industry. Examples include the new crop missions, in which technical experts, exporters, producers and

industry leaders speak with foreign customers on behalf of Canadian wheat. Producers are leaders in the ag industry as well. Working the trade show scene, I meet producers from many regions and they are always eager to understand what is happening in the industry. Modern, science-based agricultural practices are the best foundation of good health for me and the environment. When I buy bread or vegetables in the local grocery store, I know I am getting the best. I don’t need to feel shame that it isn’t organic or part of the latest diet trend. I am getting the highest quality of goods possible, being produced by invested farmers using the most technologically advanced tools to ensure their farms are profitable and sustainable for years to come. Perhaps the most important thing that has made agriculture so attractive to me is that it is an industr y that requires exponential growth of knowledge; there is always something new to learn and experience. Learning about how our food is grown, my health, technology, science and the overall investment of each member of this industry has captivated my imagination and made me passionate about agriculture. I cannot wait to see what I learn next. Brenna Mahoney is director of communications and stakeholder relations with Cereals Canada.


Good reason for diversifying your crop mix HURSH ON AG



ill you be growing a new crop this year? Interesting choices abound and there are many good reasons for diversifying your crop mix. Attractive price contracts have been available on hemp and quinoa, but there’s a lot to know and consider about each of these crops. If it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Northern Quinoa Production Corp. (NorQuin) based in Saskatoon has been working with western Canadian farmers since 1992 and has developed its own quinoa varieties. Total production contracts are offered along with agronomic support. Quinoa is recommended for the

cooler parkland soils. The company only wants to contract production that’s north or near Highway 1 6 . We e d c o nt ro l i s d i f f i c u l t because there are no registered herbicides yet. Company information says that all applicants are reviewed based on land location, previous crop protection products used on their land and crop rotation. Qu i n o a i s g l u t e n f re e, s o i t shouldn’t be grown after wheat. And because there’s no way to control volunteers, it shouldn’t be grown after canola either. New growers are advised to start with just 50 to 100 acres. Several companies contract hemp including Hemp Production Services, which describes itself as “a multi-generational family-farmowned hempseed food production company.” The sister company, Hemp Genetics International, has developed its own hempseed varieties, which are a lot shorter than what was previously available. A criminal record check is still required to apply to Health Canada for an industrial hemp licence, but

the red tape has been reduced. Harvest can be difficult and it’s recommended that the crop be harvested at high moisture and dried to reduce the problem of fibre wrapping around moving parts. Why would anyone mess with a crop that requires so much extra effort? Because contract prices have been around 75 cents a pound and there’s good money to be made if everything goes right. Other minor acreage crops that may provide a good fit for some growers include camelina and coriander. On all smaller crops, it’s great to have a contract because open market demand could be limited, especially in a good production year. In many cases, obtaining seed is contingent upon having a contract. Of course, growing a new crop doesn’t necessarily mean growing something exotic. Existing crops continue to push into new regions. Lentils have been slow to catch on in Alberta, but the seeded area increased from 110,000 acres in 2014 to 575,000 acres last year. Lentil acreage could be down a bit in

Saskatchewan this year due to disease issues, but acreage might continue to rise in Alberta. Soybean acres have exploded in Manitoba, while Saskatchewan’s much smaller soybean acreage was down a little bit in 2016. Following good results last year, expect more first-time soybean growers in both provinces this spring. Many farms grow only two or three crops. More crops in the rotation is healthy from an agronomic point of view, but it’s also important for economic security. Based on history, a major downturn in grain prices is likely at some point. When the mainstream crops become unprofitable, producers will scramble to grow something else. Rather than buying or renting more land, why not try to increase returns on your existing land base? Trying a new-to-you crop comes with risks, so it’s important to do advance research and understand what you’re getting into. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at




eing essential to your market ensures a long life for nearly any business. People have been farming the Canadian Prairies for about 115 years. Food is the most essential business that humans have. In some years, from a farmer’s perspective, it doesn’t seem like the world needs any more food. Wheat is below $5 per bushel and corn is selling for less than the cost of the world’s most efficient production systems. These examples make it seem as though the abundant food supply is less than essential. Yet in midst of what seems like too much food, many people still go hungry. In theory there is enough but in practice there isn’t. Distribution and politics impede delivery and create roadblocks. In the planet’s hungry regions, it never seems like there is enough food. Politics and policy, and the money motivations that go with them, are also the things that constrict food supplies and fuel wars — trade wars and otherwise. One need only look at the cultural skirmish that handed the last presidential election in the United States to Donald Trump. Many Americans who felt excluded from the miracle of globalization chose someone who promised the past. The Arab Spring that saw democratic causes rise up across North Africa in 2011, were built on economies that ignored or failed the youth of those countries. Europe too, and Great Britain’s Brexit, are attempts to appease an unsettled middle class at the expense of international trade. But wars are more difficult to start when peoples’ plates are full, literally and figuratively. In Canada, trade is essential to the existence of prairie farmers and we write a great deal about it. A nation of traders, we annually export US$295 billion in goods and services, excluding energy, to the U.S. Luckily for us, we also import $280 billion. With only a $15 billion export surplus in goods with the U.S., we are somewhat out of the firing line for American politicians. In the agricultural sector, Canada usually flows about $22 billion in exports to the U.S., while we import about $24 billion. Exports centre around red meat, which accounts for about $2.2 billion, $1.8 billion for live animals, and $1.6 billion for vegetable oil. Grains oilseeds are also in the mix. After 93 years of trying to be essential to a market, the WP doesn’t take these things for granted and you will hear from us regularly on this topic.





Bison’s return to national park ‘rights a wrong’ Official says the bison represent ‘hope for nature’ LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Bison returned to Banff National Park Feb. 1 after a 140-year absence. Sixteen wild Plains bison were released into the park’s Panther Valley, where they will be held in a 45-acre pasture and monitored by Parks Canada for 16 months to acclimatize. Sometime around June 2018, they will be released into the full 1,200 sq. mile reintroduction zone along the eastern slopes of the Rockies within the park, where they will interact with other native species. Bison were once the dominant grazers in the park and beyond, according to Parks Canada. “The restoration of bison to Banff will return a keystone species to the landscape, foster cultural reconnection, inspire discovery, and provide stewardship and learning opportunities,” it said. “In the long-term, by re-establishing a new wild population within its historical range in Banff National Park, this will be a key contribution to national and international bison conser vation efforts.” The 16 bison released last week came from Elk Island National Park. Most of them are pregnant two-year-old animals and all were health tested and quarantined for

Bison roam in a field northeast of Fairview, Alta., in this file photo. Sixteen bison will be introduced to Banff National Park and monitored for 16 months in a 45-acre pasture before being released into the full 1,200 square mile park. | FILE PHOTO three weeks before release. The return of bison to the park was welcomed by Bison Belong, a group that has encouraged their reintroduction for years. “It rights the historical wrong of the elimination of this magnificent animal,” said Harvey Locke of Bison Belong, in a news release. “The return of bison to the landscape represents hope for nature and is an important step toward reconciliation with indigenous people.”


Alberta gives $60 million to bioenergy sector BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

The Alberta government announced funding for 31 bioenergy companies Feb. 9 totalling $60 million. The grants are part of a plan for a lower carbon future in the province that will reduce emissions and diversify the energy sector, said Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips. Several agriculturally related ventures are the beneficiaries of the 18-month grants. Among them are Permolex Ltd. of Red Deer, which produces ethanol from wheat, ADM Agri-Industries Co. in Lloydminster, which produces biodiesel from canola, and Invigor Bioenergy Corp. in Lethbridge that produces biodiesel from biological waste. The three businesses received $4.8 million, $4.8 million and $1.1 million respectively. Electricity producers Lethbridge Biogas and Grow the Energy Circle Ltd. of Chin, Alta., both of which use biological wastes as feedstock, received $1.8 million and $465,000 respectively. Most of the other recipients produce electricity or heat from wood products. Four of them produce wood pellets for use as fuel. Grant amounts were based on the


$800 million TO THE ALBERTA ECONOMY EACH YEAR amount of bioenergy produced by the recipients. The government defines bioenergy as “low-carbon energy or fuel made from agricultural products such as crops and livestock waste,” as well as from forest products. It said in a news release that bioenergy producers contribute about $800 million annually to the provincial economy. The grants are expected to keep 1.5 megatonnes of emissions out of the air. The $60 million comes from revenue generated from the carbon tax implemented Jan. 1.

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BRANDON — Grain bins kill. So knowing how to get in and out of them safely is essential for every farmer. Knowing how to save a trapped farmer is essential for every rescue crew. That’s why the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association brought a “mobile grain entrapment demonstration unit” from Iowa for Manitoba Ag Days and FarmTech. “The (CASA) is currently having one built and we hope to have it on the road by early April,” said Glen Blahey, a safety specialist with CASA. The unit at the western Canadian farm shows this winter is stationed at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety in Peosta, Iowa. Blahey said it was essential to get the grain bin safety message out to farmers and rural people as soon as possible and CASA plans to reach as many people as it can with its custom built machine when it comes. During a demonstration at Ag Days, a small crowd gathered to see Blahey and rural rescue worker Garth McIntyre of Glenboro rescue a mannequin from the grain bin atop the demonstration machine, and to hear Don Neenan of the Iowa centre talk about grain bin safety and rescue. Neenan showed farmers how to lock-out and tag-out the power to the auger, which is necessary before anybody enters a grain bin. He told them to never enter a grain bin with no one watching, instructed them to measure the air quality inside the bin in case of carbon monoxide, and to be pre-

pared in case somebody gets stuck. A farmer’s body can become immersed up to the belly button within 15 seconds inside a bin, especially if someone turns on the auger. That’s what happened with the demonstration farmer-dummy standing in the grain. It sank in about eight seconds. Then Blahey and McIntyre went into action. They built a “coffer dam” with four 27-pound curved metal pieces. They built the dam, then used a drill-powered auger to pump out some of the grain surrounding the dummy, and gradually freed it. In a real situation, it might take hours, but here it took only a few minutes. Neenan said rescuers must understand other problems that can be caused by grain entrapment. A few minutes after being freed, the formerly trapped person can experience severe problems due to compression damage. They need to be on the way to the hospital immediately after escaping the bin. Many farmers and rural rescue workers know little about grain entrapment but CASA hopes these demonstrations and its new travelling unit will help spread education into farm country, prevent injuries and save lives.

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WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE This is the first of a three-part series looking at the role women play in agriculture, how it has changed and what the future holds.



UMMERLAND, B.C. — When Iris Meck got a management job right out of university in 1978, she didn’t consider it a big deal. Yet by joining the Cargill management team, she became a rare find for that time — a woman working in a management position at a major agricultural corporation. However, there were no special announcements or added privileges. “I think those were the days where, number one, university students were lucky to get a job. Number two, as a female and not being a nurse or a doctor, it was important for me to find a position in the field I wanted to take, and that was agriculture crop science, and I didn’t want to be a sales rep for a crop protection company.� Almost 40 years later, Meck now runs Iris Meck Communications Inc., which has created and co-ordinates the Advancing Women in Agriculture conferences held twice each year. This year, they are planned for March 6-7 in Calgary and Oct. 30-31 in Niagara Falls, Ont. Meck said she hopes that by providing an event that enables women to share their stories, it will help them avoid some of the obstacles of the past and move forward more quickly in the future. When Meck began, it was different era. Traditions were followed. Meck said she expected no special treatment, but she also wanted to be judged equally for the work she did.

Iris Meck, former manager at Cargill and now owner of Iris Meck Communications Inc., says she was drawn to the cause for women’s equality to pave the way for the next generation. | MIKE DREW PHOTO

Few other women worked in the industry at the time, especially in positions that required them to go out into the fields and farmyards. “So what it taught you was endurance and strength and it gave you character and personality to handle anything anybody would throw at you,� she said. Meck emphasized that Cargill was a good company to work for. In fact, Cargill and many other corporations are key sponsors of Meck’s Advancing Women conferences. She said she was often asked at conferences and meetings if she’d rather be at home having children and being married. “And that’s the type of attitude that we had to face then, and I think to some degree that’s what women face today in some areas and challenges that they have.� Meck agreed that while women have advanced a long way, after 40 years she thought gender equality issues would be further along. Despite that, she added she is not a fan of federal initiatives to try and boost gender equality through policies that enforce a 50 percent malefemale ratio for some positions. “I think that has taken us right back to the late ’70s where we were called token women, where women perhaps were hired onto positions that men usually had and we were taken into that position to be the token woman for an organization,� she said. “And that didn’t do anybody any justice because all of a sudden we were classified as the token woman, as opposed to being the woman that was hired on the basis of her credentials and capabilities.� As Meck sees it, women often are not judged and respected for their capabilities the same as men. She said she has heard female farm operators express their frustrations with sales reps who pull into the farmyard and ask where the man is because they have business to discuss. She said many women have experienced similar trouble in talking to their financial institutions or suppliers. There also seemed to be a lack of

female role models. They existed, Meck said, but they weren’t often at the podium explaining what they do, giving presentations and telling their stories. That’s why she started the Advancing Women conferences — to give women opportunities to network and learn and to help expand their minds to reach their goals. The formula seems to be working. The first conference was held in 2014 and due to heavy demand, Meck expanded the concept to two conferences per year, one in Calgary and one in Toronto, for 2015 and 2016. For 2017, the conferences are planned for Calgary and Niagara Falls, Ont. “Today, with five conferences under our belt, we got well over 2,500 women who have attended Advancing Women,� she said. “So if you want to say it averages 500 women per conference, that I don’t think any other conference in Canada is getting that kind of response in the agricultural sector with women.� She said about 45 percent of participants are producers, growers or women who have their own farm or farm with a partner. She said some women attend looking for mentors to help them with their business, and others might be women who have lost their spouses and are looking for guidance in how to raise a young family while also keeping the farm business thriving. Sometimes, it is an isolation issue. Women who live in rural areas often have to overcome physical isolation issues, which can build up into mental isolation issues over time. Meck’s communication company, which she has operated for the past 17 years, sponsors many university women who want to attend the conference. The hope is to expose them to the careers available in agriculture and to link them with shadows — women who already have agricultural careers and are available to provide guidance and insight.

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Good yields, stable prices will keep feed costs down BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — U.S. farmers achieved record corn, soybean and wheat yields last year. “We are in a very adequate supply environment from an historical standpoint in comparison to the last 10 years,” said Cattlefax market analyst Mike Murphy. Grain prices should remain stable, so beef, pork and poultry producers can take advantage of that with more reasonable feed costs, he said at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention held in Nashville Feb. 1-4. “There is continued demand out there, particularly in the feed sector, as you think about growing protein supplies in the beef, hog and poultry sector,” Murphy said. Grain production has been growing steadily in the last decade with wheat leading the pack. However, U.S. wheat production is expected to drop in this crop year. Cattlefax forecasts that wheat acres could be down to 46.4 million acres, down four million acres from last year. Corn came in at a record 174 bushels per acre with stable prices and good demand. This crop has the biggest ending stocks since late 1980s. Ethanol production is expected to require about 5.325 billion bu. of corn, which is about 35 percent of the available supply. There is also less competition for corn compared to 2006-10, when there appeared to be exponential growth in ethanol production. Corn exports are stable at around two billion bu. per year. This level of export has held steady for 15 years. B r a z i l a n d A r g e n t i n a h av e become major players in terms of corn exports in the last few years. “That is taking the pressure off the U.S.,” Murphy said. If the Brazilians and Argentineans were not there, it would have put more pressure on U.S. corn hit hard in recent years by drought and other domestic demands. “Brazil and Argentina and the U.S. will run neck and neck in terms of our exports around the globe,” he said. The world is adequately supplied with corn, so prices should stay around $3.50 to $4 per bu. Corn acres will be down to 92.9 million acres, which is a decline of about 1.1 million acres.

Yields are expected to come in at about 170 bu. per acre. Soybeans have been steadily increasing for the last six years. Record yields were achieved last year. Cattlefax suggested that U.S. soybean acres could expand to 83.9 million acres, an increase of about 500,000 acres.


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Trump wants trade with Canada ‘tweaked’ President Donald Trump says relationship with Canada is ‘very outstanding’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump prior to holding talks at the White House. | REUTERS PHOTO

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Trump said his biggest concern with NAFTA is the U.S. trade relationship with Mexico, which he has frequently accused of stealing American jobs. “We have a very outstanding trade relationship with Canada. We’ll be tweaking it,� Trump said. “It’s a much less severe situation than what’s taking place on the southern border. On the southern border, for many, many years the transaction was not fair to the United States,� he said. Trudeau carefully steered around questions about the Canadian trade relationship with the United States in what was his first meeting

with the new president. He said he expected each country to always remain each other’s most essential partner. “There have been times where we have differed in our approaches and that’s always been done firmly and respectfully. The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern themselves,â€? Trudeau said. Trump’s vow to renegotiate NAFTA has unnerved Canadian officials, even though he has singled out Mexico in his criticism of the free trade deal. Canada sends 75 percent of its exports to the United States. Canadians have become more s u p p o r t i v e o f N A F TA s i n c e Trump’s election victory on Nov. 8, a poll from the Angus Reid Institute showed on Feb. 13. Forty-four percent of the 1,508 people surveyed said NAFTA had benefited Canada, up from 25 percent from a poll last June. Trudeau, when asked about Canadian firms’ concerns about possible changes to NAFTA, said: “It is a real concern for many Canadians because we know our economy is very dependent on our relationship with the United States. “Goods and services do cross the border each day...we have to allow this free flow of goods and services and we have to be aware of the integration of our economies.â€? Soon after Trump put a hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily banned travellers from seven Muslimmajority countries in an executive order on Jan. 27, citing the need to head off attacks by Islamist militants, the Canadian prime minister took to Twitter to say refugees were welcome in Canada. Still, analysts said Trudeau has strong incentives to build a relationship with Trump given rising anti-trade sentiment. “You don’t have to be a genius to see there are some stark differences between them,â€? said Duke University professor Stephen Kelly, former U.S. deputy chief of mission to Ottawa. “But is this the time to be poking people in the eye? I would say it is not‌. In some ways the president is a guy for whom personal relat i o n s h i p s may b e e v e n m o re important.â€? Canadian pollster Nik Nanos said Trudeau, who remains popular at home more than a year after winning a surprise Liberal majority government, faces the same pressure all Canadian leaders do when they engage with U.S. presidents: keep the economic ties tight but do not appear too chummy or subordinate. Nanos expects that Trudeau, if asked, will speak about how Canada is welcoming refugees or seeking to expand free trade, without saying anything critical about Trump’s point of view, conscious that the president has not hesitated to take an aggressive tone with other world leaders. “This meeting is more about avoiding pitfalls than trying to engage on some of the big issues,â€? Nanos said. “It’s definitely the policy of laying low.â€?






Sugar industry fears proposed NAFTA change could hurt exports

Record sugar beet crop challenging for factory


Lantic sugar has to slow slice in the fall when storage approached the maximum


TABER, Alta. — Potential trade negotiations with the administration of United States President Donald Trump could affect Canada’s sugar business. Though small in the global scheme of sugar production, which comes mostly from cane, Canada’s sugar trade also involves the southern Alberta sugar beet industry. Canada’s access to the United States under existing rules comprises 10,300 tonnes of beet sugar and 59,250 tonnes of sugar-containing products annually. Maintaining that trade is “absolutely fundamental,” said Canadian Sugar Institute President Sandra Marsden. “Obviously, from a Canadian perspective, we want to at least maintain the access we have for beet sugar and sugar-containing products. If (Trump) puts NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in its entirety on the table for negotiation, we want a seat at the table,” Marsden said Feb. 8. Canada has anti-dumping and countervailing duty protection against the United States and European Union, as negotiated through the World Trade Organization, and refined sugar imports face a small tariff. On the export side, Marsden said the goal is always to improve access to markets for beet sugar, sugarcontaining products and further processed products. “The more sugar we sell to food manufacturers, the more efficient and viable our whole industry is,” she told sugar beet growers during their annual meeting.


Canada can export 10,300 tonnes of beet sugar to the U.S. annually under existing rules. | FILE PHOTO Canada has benefited under NAFTA and has a trade surplus in products that contain sugar, Marsden added. Until 2004-05, Canada sold more


sugar and products to the U.S. but the amount dropped after that because of the currency exchange rate. The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which was scuttled by Trump, would have improved Canadian market access for beet sugar by 9,600 tonnes and access for sugarcontaining products by 9,600 tonnes as well.

Marsden said she doesn’t think the U.S. will be particularly focused on the Canadian sugar industry if and when trade deals are renegotiated. She said Canada successfully defended its duty protection in front of the international trade tribunal in 2015 and it won’t be reviewed again until 2020. As for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and Europe, Marsden said the EU’s policies on genetic modification would limit exports. Most if not all sugar beets grown in Canada are genetically modified to be glyphosate resistant. Although the sugar they produce is not GM, the origin would have to be noted on labels. CETA would provide an opportunity for more exports of further processed products, said Marsden. That would mostly benefit sugar refineries in eastern Canada that refine imported raw sugar from cane.

TABER, Alta. — There is sweetness all over this southern Alberta town because storage for sugar and thick juice from the 2016 sugar beet crop is at a premium. The Lantic (Rogers) Sugar factory in Taber had to find extra storage space and slow down the processing of last year’s crop at the end of November when buyers were slow to take contracted product. Andrew Llewelyn-Jones, general manager of the factory, said temporarily throttling back production was “not a decision of our choosing but one that was necessary.” He told those at the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers annual meeting Feb. 8 that the plant is now running at speed and shipments to both Coca Cola and Mexican food distributor Novamex are catching up to plans. The latter company was supposed to be accepting six rail cars of sugar per week and is still 20 to 30 cars behind the planned delivery schedule, Llewelyn-Jones said. ASBG president Arnie Bergen Henengouwen said dealing with a big crop is a good problem to have. “(Lantic) has given us assurances that all the sugar is sold, it’s got a home. It’s just a matter of moving

it in an orderly fashion.” Growers delivered plenty of sweetness to the factory this year. “When harvest was concluded on Nov. 10, the overall average yield on the 28,648 acres harvested was a record 28.68 tonnes per acre with 19.31 percent sugar, 17.8 percent extractable, and all growers should be applauded for their hard work and persistence in producing this crop,” said agriculture committee chair Gary Vucurevich. Dr y conditions this spring forced some growers to delay seeding until irrigation water started to flow. Seeding was finished May 5 but later in the season 2,146 acres were damaged by hail, with the Picture Butte, Alta., region hardest hit, Vucurevich said. Early harvest started Sept. 15 and 110,000 tonnes were delivered before the harvest season began in earnest Oct. 3. Snowfall at Thanksgiving, followed by warm temperatures that affect beets in storage, provided additional challenges. Growers will learn in early March how many acres Lantic will contract for the coming season. Bergen Henengouwen said the same acreage as last year is the target at this point but the exact number is not yet official.

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The Port of Vancouver has seen an unprecedented level of investment by the grain industry over the past few years. With annual export capacity expected to increase by 15 million tonnes or more, the industry is ready to handle more Canadian grain more efficiently than ever. Western Producer reporter Brian Cross examines this issue in a special report. Visit us online at to see a video about this story.

RAIN SHIPPING capacity on Canada’s West Coast is in the midst of a major overhaul. Over the past few years, factors that include the de-regulation of the Western Canadian wheat market and the emergence of new grain industry competitors has resulted in a flurry of port investments that could add more than 15 million tonnes of annual grain shipping capacity to Canada’s busiest export corridor. All told, Canadian grain companies are on track to invest roughly $1.5 billion on Vancouver-area port facilities in a period spanning less than a decade. That number does not include other investments — also valued in the hundreds of millions — that are aimed at enhancing grain origination capacity in western Canada’s most productive grain growing regions. With so much investment, there is little doubt that Canadian grain companies see expansion and modernization as a top priority. But with every investment there is risk. And for Canadian grain companies, one of the biggest risks is the cost of carrying unutilized grain export capacity. Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s president and chief executive officer, said heightened competition is a good thing. “All consumers like competition,” Jeworski said in a recent interview. “I think it keeps ever yone focused on serving the needs of customers. “But if I look at the available

The numbers in the chart below offer a perspective on why such major investment is required at the Port of Vancouver. From 2008 to 2015, wheat shipped outbound from the port increased by 160 percent, canola increased by 35 percent and specialty crops increased by 91 percent. Outbound cargo from Port of Vancouver (million tonnes): 2008


























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export capacity today and I compare it to what’s produced and what’s grown on the Prairies, there is arguably a significant amount of excess capacity that’s already on the West Coast and in Canada in general.” As one of Canada’s largest grain handling companies, Viterra has invested significant amounts of money into its Canadian grain handling network. Since the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board monopol y i n m i d - 2 0 1 2 , Vi t e r ra ha s opened new country elevators at Grimshaw, Alta., Ste. Agathe, Man., and Kindersley, Sask.

It also announced plans in late 2016 to build a new 30,000 tonne elevator at Wadena, Sask., and it recently opened a newly upgraded pulse processing facility at Tempest, Alta. There have been other investments as well, but perhaps the company’s most impor tant capital project was a $100 million upgrade to the Pacific Terminal, located on the south shore of Vancouver ’s Inner Harbour. The Pacific Terminal is designed to handle delicate crops such as peas and lentils. The upgrade, completed last

year, included new bulk weighers, upgrades to shipping conveyors and rotary cleaners, improved electrical and dust control systems and a new ship loading system capable of loading “postPanamax” vessels, the largest vessels that can navigate through the recently expanded Panama Canal. “Our goal through this project was to create a highly efficient port terminal in Canada with unprecedented capability for processing a diverse range of commodities,” Jeworski said in an Oct. 27 news release. The investment “will enhance our strategic position on the West Coast, as well as our ability to connect the production of our farm customers with our destination customers globally.” Viterra’s largest competitor is also solidifying its position. Last November, Winnipegbased Richardson International completed a $140-million upgrade to its export terminal on the North Shore. That project added 80,000 tonnes of storage capacity and included key improvements to the terminal’s rail yard and grain receiving systems. The improvements will allow Richardson to move more than six million tonnes of grain annually through the facility. Before the expansion, the Richardson terminal typically handled around three million tonnes per year. Also on the North Shore, one of the industry’s newest players is about to embark on possibly the biggest grain project that the port has ever seen. CONTINUED ON PAGE 20




Richardson International recently invested $140 million to upgrade capacity at its export terminal on the North Shore of the Burrard Inlet. The expansion included the addition of 80,000 tonnes of storage, essentially doubling the terminal’s capacity and allowing Richardson to load ships more quickly in a single berth. | BRIAN CROSS PHOTOS

G3 Canada excited about projects on the horizon The company says it wants to set new standards for grain shipping BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM



HE TOP EXECUTIVE with one of Canada’s newest grain handling companies says a state-of-the-art export terminal being built in North Vancouver will set new standards for throughput efficiency and car cycle times in western Canada. Karl Gerrand, chief executive officer with G3 Canada, described the company’s facility as the crown jewel in a coast-to-coast G3 network that will set “new standards for the Canadian grain industry.” The soon-to-be-constructed terminal will feature a looped rail system capable of handling three 134-unit grain trains simultaneously. Incoming trains will be emptied on the move, at low speeds, and will be able unload their entire cargo in roughly six hours without unhooking a single hopper car. Construction is scheduled to start in March, with completion expect-

Karl Gerrand, chief executive officer with G3 Canada, says the design of his company’s new terminal will contribute to a more efficient flow of train traffic to and from the North Shore. ed in May of 2020. “We plan to transform the movement of grain through the west coast, providing Canadian farmers with competitive pricing and reliable delivery opportunities,” Gerrand said. G3 officials have not divulged the

estimated price of the new facility but industry insiders say its not unreasonable to assume that the final price tag will be in the range of $500 to $600 million. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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G3 EXCITED » CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE G3 Global Holdings, the parent company of G3 Canada Ltd., announced in December that it will go ahead with plans to build the terminal, the first new terminal construction that the Port of Vancouver has seen in more than 50 years. G3 Global Holdings is a limited partnership between the Saudi Agricultural Livestock and Investment Company (SALIC ) and Bunge Canada. Behind the scenes, other new elements in G3’s coast-to-coast network are also taking shape. According to Gerrand, G3 will build an additional eight to 10 high throughput grain elevators at strategic points across western Canada over the next three years.

Regina-based grain shipper Viterra recently completed a $100-million upgrade at its Pacific Terminal on the South Shore of Vancouver’s Inner Harbour. A key component of that upgrade was a new ship-loading system, left, that allows Viterra to load ships more quickly and minimize damage to delicate crops. | BRIAN CROSS PHOTO

BUSINESS IN HIGH TIDE: PORT SEES UNPRECEDENTED INVESTMENT » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Next month, G3 Global Holdings will begin construction on a brand new terminal with a price tag expected to exceed $500 million. Completion is expected in mid2020, in time for new crop grain deliveries. At full capacity, the G3 terminal will add eight million tonnes of West Coast export capacity annually, said company officials. As well, Parrish & Heimbecker submitted a joint application with Paterson GlobalFoods to build a new grain export facility on the Fraser River. The proposed Fraser Grain Terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks will have total storage capacity of nearly 100,000 tonnes and could boost West Coast grain export capacity by three to four million tonnes annually. Jeworski said the emergence of

new grain industry competitors is a good thing for farmers. “I think farmers having options is always a good thing,” he said. How much is too much? But significant excess port capacity might not be in the industry’s best interests. “I think we’ve got some real life business cases that we can look at and one of those is in the Pacific North West of the United States,” Jeworski said. “I already believe that there’s excess capacity (on the West Coast) but we could move to an environment of significant excess capacity in the future. “There is a risk there,” he continued. “If the pie is the same size and you’re just distributing it differently, I’m not sure if that drives any new jobs or any additional value overall.”

G3’s Gerrand offered a different assessment. When asked if port capacity is becoming overbuilt, Gerrand said farm production is increasing and global demand for Canadian grain is growing. “There is enough grain,” he said. “Canadian grain production is growing and we believe it will continue to grow. “We think that the crops that we had in 2013 and again in 2016 and 2017 will become the norm and as crop production continues to grow across Western Canada, we’re going to need not only additional capacity to get that product offshore but we’ll also need efficient capacity. “Do we need all of the capacity that we have on the North Shore today? Arguably, there will be some that won’t be fully utilized. But we think the future is in the kind of efficiencies that

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we’re building.” A veteran grain industry official who spoke with The Western Producer said competition for farmers’ grain should be expected to heighten when the additional export capacity comes on line. “I’m not sure where all of the grain is going to come from,” said the source, who spoke on the condition that his name be withheld. “The competition in the Canadian grain handling industry is already very structured. Existing companies have gone through lots of acquisitions and they’ve positioned themselves very strongly. “Grain companies are now going to start fighting each other for that grain share because that’s the only way you can get a return on your investment, is with throughput.”

We do have a number of (inland) sites that we’ve secured already and we are also looking at securing some more so we anticipate some announcements in the very near future. KARL GERRAND G3 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

At an estimated cost approaching $50 million each, G3’s total spend on Canadian grain handling infrastructure between now and 2020 could easily exceed $1 billion. “As part of building out our inland origination, we’re looking at an additional eight to 10 inland terminals built across Western Canada with a similar design to the four new inlands that we currently have in operation,” Gerrand said. “At one point, we will have as many as 10 greenfield projects under way at the same time,” he added. “We do have a number of (inland) sites that we’ve secured already and we are also looking at securing some more so we anticipate some announcements in the very near future.” G3’s current Canadian assets include four new concrete terminals with loop track access located at Pasqua, Sask., Colonsay, Sask., Bloom, Man., and Glenlea, Man. With loop track access at its inland elevators and at its future export terminal, G3 will have the ability to load 134-car unit trains in the country, move them directly to port, unload in six hours, and return to the country for another load. G3’s power-on model will use dedicated locomotives and will not require grain trains to be split up or cars reconfigured. “This will reduce cycle times by up to 40 percent and increase the velocity and volume of grain that can move through the port.” Gerrand declined to say where G3’s new inland elevators would be built but said formal announcements were imminent. The company hopes to have its prairie elevators on-line by the time the new G3 terminal is operational in North Vancouver. FOR A RELATED STORY, SEE PAGE 22

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Review deems port privatization unnecessary A review by Transport Canada concluded that the port authority is already taking measures to accommodate future export growth BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM


FFICIALS AT Canada’s busiest marine port say there is no need to privatize the port, adding that its current governance structure is serving Canada’s trade interests well. “Our mandate is to enable Canada’s trade and to do so considering the concerns of the community and protecting the environment,� port officials said in a Feb. 3 email. “There are examples around the world where ports have been privatized and if we look at the gover-

nance model that we have in place here (at the Port of Vancouver), it works very well to allow us to deliver our mandate.� Late last year, Transport Canada announced that it had hired financial services company Morgan Stanley to provide advice on Canada’s transportation infrastructure. Among other things, Morgan Stanley was asked to assess the potential privatization of various transportation assets in Canada, including air and marine ports. The hiring of Morgan Stanley was announced in November 2016, following a comprehensive review of the Canadian Transportation Act

(CTA) led by former Conservative cabinet minister David Emerson. The Emerson review contained 60 recommendations. Among them was a recommendation to examine the “feasibility and viability of adopting a share capital structure for Canada Port Authorities.� The Port of Vancouver is the largest and busiest marine port in Canada. It handles roughly 140 million tonnes of cargo each year, including more than 20 million tonnes of agricultural crops including grains, oilseeds, pulses and feed products. With Canada’s agricultural production expected to increase in the


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sustained growth, port officials said. Between now and 2020, overall tonnage is expected to increase at an average rate of 4.5 percent annually, the port authority stated in its 2015 annual report. That would push total cargo to more than 170 million tonnes by 2020. To accommodate this growth and address capacity constraints, the port has undertaken a number of large-scale infrastructure projects intended to accommodate truck, train and ship movements. In 2014 and 2015, the port authority allocated nearly $170 million for capital infrastructure projects aimed at improving traffic flow and accommodating growth in bulk and containerized traffic. Infrastructure investments, such as the Low Level Road realignment project in North Vancouver, have enhanced the throughput efficiency of grain terminals on the North Shore of the Burrard Inlet. That project involved the elevation and realignment of a busy traffic route, eliminated three at-grade rail crossings and made room for additional rail capacity. A similar project on the south shore of the inner harbour built an elevated roadway above the rail line to ease traffic congestion. Port official Peter Xotta said projects such as the Low Level Road changes send a clear signal to export terminal operators and potential investors that the port is expanding to accommodate future growth. Other major infrastructure projects underway or under review include the Centerm Expansion Project, which includes a series of proposed upgrades aimed at improving traffic flows in and out of the existing container terminal on the south shore of Vancouver’s inner harbour and the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project, a proposed new multi-berth container terminal in Delta, B.C. If the Roberts Bank project goes ahead as planned, it will provide additional capacity of 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent container units) per year, enough to meet forecasted demand until 2030. Between 2016 and 2020, the port’s capital plan identifies about $1.3 billion in total infrastructure spending on projects aimed at increasing port capacity, improving throughput efficiency, optimizing the port’s waterfront land inventory and maintaining or replacing key infrastructure assets. Port of Vancouver officials welcomed other recommendations contained in the Emerson Review and applauded Ottawa’s 2016 commitment to contribute more than $10 billion over the next decade to major trade and transportation infrastructrue upgrades in Canada. “Vancouver Fraser Port Authority welcomes this long-term commitment, and looks forward to investments in the Pacific region to address road and rail bottlenecks and keep Canada’s trade moving to and from the Port of Vancouver,� the port said.





NFU urges ban on imidacloprid insecticide The farm group says there are safer chemical alternatives and wants it phased out, rather than imposing regulations on use BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

The National Farmers Union says imidacloprid should be banned. In a release, the NFU said it backs Health Canada’s proposed phase out of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide used on many Canadian crops. “We believe this proposed decision is a positive step and we fully support it,� the NFU said in a submission to Health Canada. “We urge (government departments) to promote alternative, less toxic insecticides and non-chemical agriculture techniques for the management of insect pests in general.� In November, Health Canada surprised farmers and a few scientists when it proposed phasing out imidacloprid over three or five years. Scientists with Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency determined that levels of imidacloprid in water bodies near agricultural land are unacceptably high, which is putting aquatic insects at risk and poses a threat to animals that depend on those insects for food. The insecticide is used on wheat and other crops, but it is applied primarily to greenhouse crops, fruit, vegetables and potatoes in Canada. Imidacloprid, once the most popular insecticide in the world, is a neonicotinoid, a class of insecticides applied as a seed treatment to almost all corn and canola planted in North America and a portion of soybean acres. Neonics, as they’re commonly known, have become controversial. They’ve been linked to bee deaths and bee colony losses. In 2013, the European Commission banned the use of neonics in an effort to protect bees. The NFU shared its thoughts on imidacloprid as part of Health Canada’s consultation for its proposed phase out. The NFU’s stance isn’t a surprise. In 2013 the farm group called for a ban of all neonicotinoid seed treatments, citing a risk to bees and ecosystems. In its submission on imidacloprid, the NFU said a ban is the only option because cutting its use won’t protect aquatic insects or the broader ecosystem. “Imidacloprid moves with water in the soil and only a small amount of the chemical is absorbed into target plants,� the NFU wrote. “The grower cannot control the movement of the chemical following application. PRMA must phase out imidacloprid for agriculture use rather than attempt to regulate its use by amount, timing, location and crop.�

Health Canada is accepting comments on its proposed ban of imidacloprid until Feb. 21.

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Genetic discovery may put more quinoa on the menu Scientists have pinpointed the genome that makes the grain bitter, allowing breeders to make the seeds sweeter and expand use

Quinoa must be washed and dried to remove the bitter chemicals. Removing the gene that causes that bitterness could expand markets. | FILE PHOTO


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Quinoa, the so-called “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source thanks to genetic secrets revealed in a new study. Scientists have mapped the genome of quinoa and identified a gene that could be manipulated to get rid of the grain’s natural bitter taste and pave the way for more widespread commercial use. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) already grows well in harsh conditions, such as salty and low-quality soil, high elevations and cool temperatures, meaning it can flourish in locales where common cereal crops like wheat and rice may struggle. But the presence of toxic and bitter chemicals called saponins in its seeds has been an impediment to extensive cultivation. Plant scientist Mark Tester of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia said researchers pinpointed a gene that guides production of saponins. This knowledge could enable breeding of quinoa without saponins, to make the seeds sweeter. Currently, quinoa grain must be processed through washing and drying after harvest to remove saponins. “Quinoa is currently greatly under-utilized,” said Tester, who led the research published in the journal Nature. “It is highly nutritious, with a high protein content that, importantly, has a very good balance of amino acids, which is unusual for our major grains. It is gluten free and high in vitamins and minerals, too.”

Increased quinoa production could improve food security on a planet with unrelenting human population growth, Tester said. There are potential disadvantages to reducing saponins, perhaps increasing susceptibility to fungal infections or bird predation, Tester added.

It is highly nutritious, with a high protein content that, importantly, has a very good balance of amino acids, which is unusual for our major grains. MARK TESTER PLANT SCIENTIST

Quinoa, which boasts a nutty flavor, can be used in similar ways as rice, wheat and lentils. It can be cooked and served on its own, turned into pasta, put in soups, eaten as a cereal or fermented to make beer or chicha, a beverage of the Andes. The crop was sacred to the ancient Incas, who called it “chisoya mama,” or the “mother grain.” During their South American conquest 500 years ago, Spaniards suppressed quinoa cultivation because of its use in indigenous religious ceremonies. They forbade quinoa cultivation for a time, with the Incas forced to grow wheat instead. Quinoa is still a minor crop globally, grown mostly in Peru and Bolivia. It has become fashionable in the West in recent years, primarily as a health food.

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Ug99 stem rust migration slow but steady Despite wheat varieties with built-in resistance, the disease is gradually changing to overcome it BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Ug99 is spreading slower than scientists anticipated but it is only a matter of time before it wipes out crops in some of the world’s most important wheat-growing regions. Ug99 is a race of stem rust first discovered in Uganda in 1999. Its discovery jarred wheat breeders around the world because it is virulent to Sr31, a stem rust resistance gene that was widely used in international wheat breeding programs. “It was one gene that provided resistance to stem rust and it was effective everywhere,” said Agriculture Canada plant pathologist Tom Fetch. “When that went down, all of the sudden, oh boy.” Ug99 has since spread to 13 countries and there are 13 variants of the Ug99 race of stem rust.

I think a lot of us are surprised that it hasn’t moved from Iran. It’s a pretty short hop to get on prevailing winds towards Pakistan and India where they grow lots of wheat.” TOM FETCH AGRICULTURE CANADA

Egypt is the most recent country where the Ug99 race was detected in 2014. It is now found all along the east coast of Africa. In 2006, it crossed the Red Sea to Yemen. The following year, it was discovered in Iran. “I think a lot of us are surprised that it hasn’t moved from Iran,” said Fetch. “It’s a pretty short hop to get on prevailing winds towards Pakistan and India where they grow lots of wheat.” India is the world’s second largest wheat producer behind China. Pakistan ranks ninth. Both countries grow varieties that are susceptible to Ug99. “Those countries would have potential for some pretty serious crop losses,” said Fetch. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says stem rust is the most damaging wheat disease. It is capable of causing yield losses of 70 percent or more. “The disease has the capacity to turn a healthy looking crop only weeks away from harvest into nothing more than a tangle of black stems and shriveled grains at harvest,” the FAO said in a fact sheet on the disease. Fetch said the most plausible explanation why Ug99 has yet to

appear in India and Pakistan is that it has been dry in that region prior to this year. To get enough inoculum to cause a problem, the disease needs dewy periods at night so the spores can germinate and infect the wheat plants. It is only a matter of time until it makes its way to those two major wheat producing countries and when it does, the damage will be devastating because small farmers can’t afford the fungicide required to keep it at bay. Fetch said it will eventually arrive in North America. The spores will either travel on trade winds across the Pacific Ocean or they will make the trip on the pant leg of one of the 200 million international tourists that visit the Americas each year. The good news is that Canadian breeders have spent the last 18 years building Ug99 resistance into some wheat varieties. AC Cadillac, a line of hard red spring wheat that received registration in 1997, has proven very resilient against the disease. Fetch has been testing the line in a field nursery in Kenya since 2005 and it is still demonstrating a high level of resistance. AAC Tenacious is a new line of spring wheat with the same dualgene source of stem rust resistance as AC Cadillac. There are also other lines of wheat with intermediate resistance that would stand up to the disease under moderate infection levels. “We have made some really good progress in Canada,” said Fetch. But the disease keeps evolving and has overcome three or four resistance genes in recent years, so there is a constant need to keep finding new sources of resistance. That is why Fetch is pleased that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed $24 million to the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat partnership, a collaboration of more than 2,000 scientists in 23 countries. The funding runs through Dec. 31, 2019, and will pay for monitoring the spread of the disease and for breeding activities to develop strains of wheat that are heat tolerant and resistant to rusts and other diseases. Fetch noted there are other virulent strains of stem rust that must be monitored as well. For instance, thousands of acres of wheat in Sicily were attacked in 2016 by a new strain of stem rust. It was one of the biggest stem rust outbreaks in Europe in more than 50 years, according to a Reuters News Agency story.

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What do Chinese wheat buyers want?

They are looking for strong gluten, high protein, good water absorption, quality and consistency. SEAN LINSTEAD WHEAT BUYER

State buyer of foodstuff says Canada has a reputation for quality BY MICHAEL RAINE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

EDMONTON — China likes Canadian wheat, a lot. Sean Linstead is in a good position to comment on what China wants when it comes to wheat. As a Vancouver-based trader for of COFCO, the China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp.,

he sources wheat for the giant state buyer. And premium hard red spring wheat from Canada remains a desired product, he said. China is the world’s second largest wheat producer after the European Union, but it is still short of quality wheat. “It is an opportunity for Canada. China doesn’t have the right varieties of wheat with the protein and

quality characteristics that it needs. It has to import them,” he told producers and industry members at the Farm Tech event in Edmonton last week. After the Canadian Wheat Board closed operations, COFCO opened a Canadian office to source the wheat it needed to blend with its own. “Canada is known for its very high

quality and clean product and that is very important to the Chinese millers,” he said. As it competes with American dark northern spring (DNS) and other spring varieties, Canada can call on its historical reputation. “The CWB is lasting memory. They were very happy with that relationship and the reliability of that product,” said Linstead.

While the Chinese source a lot of wheat from Black Sea suppliers, the quality is often lower. “They are looking for strong gluten, high protein, good water absorption, quality and consistency,” he said. This year has proved a challenge for Canadian producers as vomitoxin levels have been higher than average. The Chinese market requires it to be one part per million or less; ergot to be 0.01 percent or less, and glyphosate to be five parts per million or less. The country has imported about $1.2 billion of grades one and two wheat from Canada since 2008. About half of Chinese wheat imports are made up from Canadian western red spring, American DNS or Australian prime hard classes.


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Jim Smolik of Cargill said the demand exists in China, but there are competitors and that keeps a lid on prices. “Russian production of grains has grown 70 percent in the last decade and they plan to grow that by 40 percent again, to 140 million metric tonnes,” he said. While they are known for lower quality grain, that might not always be the case. COFCO expects Canada will expand its share of China’s total wheat imports of three million tonnes, to one million tonnes by 2025 from 500,000 in 2017. At the same time, Australia is predicted to supply about 1.5 million tonnes to the Chinese. China imported 1.75 million tonnes from Australia last year, 1.24 tonnes from the U.S. and 289,000 tonnes from Kazahkstan. In the 2015-16 crop year, Canada exported about 16 million tonnes of wheat, not including durum, with China getting about 850,000 tonnes. Cam Dahl of Cereals Canada said the Canadian industry must produce premium products to maintain and boost its market share. Linstead said China’s population continues a steady rise, with nearly 18 million births in 2016, the highest since 1993. “That is an expanding market.”

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Sneaking education into agriculture Farmers explain how they use song and dance, farm tours and social media to tell their story KAREN MORRISON ATTENDED THE NORTH AMERICAN FARMERS’ DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION MEETING IN MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT AND FILED THESE REPORTS.

MYSTIC, Ct. — Fans of Peterson Farm Bros viral videos lined up to pay $5 each for an autographed poster and a photo with one of the video’s stars. “The excitement and response is as strong as it’s ever been,” said Greg Peterson, a featured speaker at the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association meeting here Feb. 6. It’s been five years and numerous parody videos since Greg, Nathan and Kendal Peterson’s viral YouTube video “I’m farming and I grow it” set to the song, “I’m Sexy and I Know it.” He said their farm-based videos have received 43 million views and their Facebook page has 350,000 friends. That’s a lot of exposure for the fifth generation mixed farm in Assaria, Kansas, whose population sits at 30. Such public appearances and speaking engagements are a fulltime and profitable job for Peterson, whose work has taken him to see farms around the world and thrust him into the realm of public speaking.. “I want to advocate for agriculture for the rest of my life,” he said. Peterson cited the amount of misinformation spread through social media as seen in the recent U.S. election campaign.

The farm videos represent an opportunity for him to explain food production methods, dispel myths and show the diverse nature of agriculture. “The videos are not just entertainment but a voice in that conversation,” said Peterson, who also uses other social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “Social media is powerful and a huge part of today’s culture,” he said. He hopes the videos instil a sense of pride in the farming community, an important message for the youth who represent the future. Peterson said the videos walk a fine line between entertainment and education and noted the fam-

The videos are not just entertainment but a voice in that conversation. Social media is powerful and a huge part of today’s culture. GREG PETERSON PETERSON FARM BROS

ily is careful in selecting sponsorships for their video footage. The videos were novel at the time they launched and represent finding something unique that no one else is doing and capitalizing on it, he said. He advised delegates tackling such videos to concentrate on building relationships and trust with intended viewers.

“Connecting with people is what you should focus on first,” he said. “People have said ‘I know you guys are real, honest and I trust what you have to say’. ” Tours and events Ann Maury, who makes pastries and chocolates and conducts tours at her family business in Sal berryde-Valleyfield, Que., agrees. “You have to be authentic, honest with your products and customers and yourself,” she said. Maury wants to improve her videos to show how everything is made “from scratch” and drawn from family recipes. That, sprinkled with humour and enthusiasm, will help consumers digest the information more easily, she said. Brothers Gaurav and Amir Maan of Maan Farms Country Experience in Abbotsford, B.C., also see videos in the future of their horticultural operation. Their family’s farm includes an estate winery, farm market, U-pick operation and petting zoo. They prefer to show the typical work done on the farm each day rather than strive for viral videos. “Views are just numbers of people looking at your video,” Amir said. “Engagement is our return on investment, because we want our customers to interact with us and engage with us,” he said. “When documenting rather than creating, it comes off as more personal,” said Gaurav. SEE NEXT WEEK’S FARM LIVING SECTION FOR MORE STORIES FROM THE NAFDMA CONFERENCE

Greg Peterson and his brothers, Nathan and Kendal, produce videos to entertain and educate the public about farming. He told delegates at the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association meeting that social media can help build a relationship with viewers. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTO


Bring them in with tours or taste testing, mazes or contests BY KAREN MORRISON SASKATOON NEWSROOM

MYSTIC, Ct. — While pumpkin patches remain popular for families seeking countr y retreats, unique culinary events are growing in popularity. “Buying local and being connected to food and the farm are very trendy right now,” said Sarah van Heeswijk, a board member with the North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association. That includes long table or al fresco dining experiences showcasing innovative menus or food presentations. Van Heeswijk, who was interviewed during her group’s annual conference in Mystic, Connecticut,

Feb. 6, said agritourism continues to grow in regions like Ontario and British Columbia, the home of the 100-mile diet concept. It’s also making inroads elsewhere, with new NAFDMA members from Alberta. Farm-based ventures have also increased in Connecticut, where the number of farms jumped by 43 percent from 2002 to 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Erin Pirro, farm business consultant with Farm Credit East in Enfield, Conn., said the state has a wide variety of operations from horses, dairies and sheep to nursery, greenhouse and landscape businesses to fruit orchards, tobacco farms and wineries.


Most range from a few acres to a few hundred acres in size, and are often spread over several sites. “We see a huge influx of folks coming from elsewhere and are really attracted to the lifestyle and values of agriculture, whether

that’s working hard or getting close to the land, but moreso, the access to good food,” said Pirro, who raises sheep for meat and fibre at Sepe farm in Sandy Hook, Conn. Van Heeswijk cited an agribusiness launched by a female entrepreneur, whose family were flower growers at Sumas Prairie, B.C. She hosted the Abbotsford Tulip Festival and also created the Roadside Harvest Social. It offers different craft breweries in an adult only section of a corn maze in addition to games, apple cannons and a pumpkin patch. Van Heeswijk, whose husband’s family operates a butcher’s shop on their farm at Surrey, B.C., said the seasonal nature of agriculture

allows slower times when some producers can try new ventures. Agritourism also offers opportunities to a younger generation seeking to get into farming on a small land base. “It’s more achievable to young people. Commodity farming might be too much for someone new to the industry to set as a goal.” She said smaller operations are not likely to get into the wholesale end, so they need niche products and markets where they can market directly to customers and have more control over their returns. “You can get 10 acres and make artisan goat cheese to sell to restaurants,” Van Heeswijk said.




LEFT: Anna Steedman, seated, and her parents, Glenda Wah and Jack Steedman, pose outside their greenhouse and catering business at Windermere, B.C. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTOS ABOVE: Chef Randy MacSteven prepares the menu for Edibles Cafe and Catering. BELOW: Glenda Wah of Winderberry Farm checks on begonia seedlings planted in December. ON THE FARM

Winderberry Farm diversifies as children bring in new skills Greenhouse operation includes a tree nursery, on-site cafe and catering service BY KAREN MORRISON



WINDERMERE, B.C. — The tiny begonias emerging under grow lights could pass for almost any of the bedding plants started at the Winderberry Farm. Glenda Wah, her husband, Jack Steedman, and their daughter, Anna Steedman, plant these seeds before Christmas in a basement on their farm in B.C.’s East Kootenays before transferring them to a nearby heated greenhouse. “It’s easier to heat in the winter,” said Wah, noting the greenhouses use propane because natural gas is not available. They hand seed their annuals, preferring that to the plugs more commonly used in the greenhouse business. Their greenhouse business started 34 years ago and has expanded in recent years to include the couple’s daughters and their families.

WAH & STEEDMAN FAMILY Windermere, B.C.. The garden centre business grew to 23,000 sq. feet of greenhouse space from its humble beginnings at 1,000 sq. feet. Anna, with her chef husband Randy MacSteven, operate Edibles Cafe and Catering on site while Lin and Oliver Egan oversee the Edibles Farm tree nursery and certified organic market gardens. “We had to diversify when the kids came in,” said Wah, whose

garden centre markets everything from hanging baskets and perennials to trees, mulch and fertilizers. “We are a mom and pop organization and keep it that way but pretty soon, there’ll be no mom and pop, just kids,” she said, smiling. “We will stay involved as long as we’re able. We will always want to have our hands in the dirt in some way.” Jack, who is regarded as the Jackof-all-trades, dabbles in maintenance and repairs as needed. “I take care of the grandkids and the chickens,” he said. The couple’s passion for plants is shared by Anna. “I like the lifestyle too,” she said. Wah called the greenhouse and nursery the “bread basket” of the business. The Egans started a community supported agriculture program for 30 families in Camrose, Alta., and

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also get honey from a local beekeeper. Lin Egan has used her degree in sustainable agriculture to grow produce organically out of concern with the larger scale food system. “We believe in healthy soil, healthy food and in order to do that, you have to care for the ground you are growing the food in,” she said. That includes the use of green manure, cover cropping, composting and farming without chemicals, pesticides or herbicides. “We don’t use them because they are terrible for the environment, harmful for insects and kill the soil microbes, not to mention harmful for our health,” said the mother of two boys. The farm received its organic certification three years ago. “Being organic doesn’t change how we market really, but it does give us the credibility and trust that customers are looking for now,” said Lin. “Knowing your farmer and how they farm is important in engaging with your food system.” Wah said their business focuses more on lifestyle than big returns. “Working with plants and soil is quite pleasant,” said Jack. “We make enough to go have a comfortable lifestyle,” said Wah. The rise of large chain stores selling plants in the area has cut into their business and made it necessary to diversify, they agreed, citing their steady business in loyal and repeat customers. That includes sales to a number of large commercial customers, including municipalities, golf

courses, villages and hotels. Their region’s population of 6,000 swells to around 30,000 during the summer. That means a changing group of travellers from big cities who are used to more varied and larger selections. They counter that by offering customer service and expertise, they say. “It takes a while to build that reputation,” said Anna. “If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it.” They make use of more than 10 acres of land and have fences to keep wildlife from damaging field crops. They hire 12 people seasonally, some of whom have been here for decades. “It’s a pleasant work environment and we are not task masters,” said Wah, citing the happy hour held every Friday for workers. “We have an appreciation for what an employee brings to the business.” Future plans include expanding the cafe’s in-house and take-out meal business. The cafe has participated in food promotions with local chefs and buys from farms around Cranbrook and in the Okanagan. This day, MacSteven prepares food for a catered event. Vegetable peelings are gathered in a pail, ready to be composted or fed to chickens. “I am one of the most fortunate chefs in the valley as part of a sustainable community,” he said. “If I need anything, I can go out to the garden and pull it.”





Add peppery heat to comfort food TEAM RESOURCES



n a cold winter day it is natural to select hot foods to warm our bodies. Adding a touch of fresh-ground black pepper will increase the heat, flavour and the comforting effect. Pepper aids digestion and will naturally warm the body. Pepper was once used as currency and a sacred offering. It is now the most popular of spices. Native to India and Indonesia, the pepper plant is a smooth woody vine that can grow up to 33 feet in hot and humid tropical climates. After three to four years, the vines begin to bear small white clusters of flowers that develop into berries or peppercorns. The berry is picked when it is not quite ripe, then dried to become the black peppercorns, which are the most common. When fully ripe berries are picked and dried, they become the milder white pepper.

CHEDDAR AND BLACK PEPPER BISCUITS These cheese filled peppery biscuits are a great accompaniment for any soup or stew on a cold winter day. 1 tbsp. 1 c. 1 c. 1 tbsp. 1/2 tsp. 1/2 c. 4 oz.

butter, melted 15 mL all-purpose flour 250 mL whole wheat flour 250 mL baking powder 15 mL salt 2 mL cold butter, 125 mL cheddar cheese, 115 g cut into 1/4 inch (.5 cm) cubes 1 tsp. freshly ground 5 mL black pepper 1 c. sour cream 250 mL 1 tbsp. water 15 mL

Melt butter and set aside. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C). Line a baking sheet or a cake pan with parchment paper or lightly butter the surface with a little of the melted butter. The choice of pan will determine

the outcome of the biscuits, for a crispy exterior, set biscuits about 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet. For moister, fluffier biscuits, place close together in a cake pan. Combine flours, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add cold butter and cut into dry ingredients using two knives, a pastry blender or your hands. Work butter in well, until it is reduced to pea-sized pieces. Mix in cheese and black pepper. Mix water and sour cream together. Add to flour cheese mixture and mix briefly, just to incorporate. It is very important not to overwork dough or biscuits will not be delicate and light. Place dough on a smooth, wellfloured surface and pat with your hands to flatten, fold over and pat down again. Do this three times, then pat down to about 3/4 inch (1.5 cm) thickness and cut out biscuits with a glass or cookie cutter. Dip cutter into flour between cuts to keep dough from sticking to the cutter. Place biscuits on or in the prepared pan of choice. The remaining dough may be gently gathered together and patted out again for more biscuits. Brush top of biscuits with melted butter. Bake 10 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Pan biscuits will take a little longer. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Serve warm. Adapted from The Texas Cowboy Kitchen by Grady Spears with June Naylor

ROASTED SUGAR SNAP PEAS WITH BLACK PEPPER 1 lb. sugar snap peas .5 kg canola or other vegetable oil fine sea salt coarse black pepper Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C). Toss peas with a sprinkling of canola oil, lightly season with sea salt and liberally with black pepper. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet and roast until browned at the edges, but still crunchy, 10 to 12 minutes. This is a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with just about any main dish. Adapted from

QUICK PEPPER DRESSING 3/4 c. olive or canola oil 175 mL 1/4 c. lemon juice 60 mL

ABOVE: Black pepper adds zing to biscuits and snap peas. | BETTY ANN DEOBALD PHOTOS BELOW: Pepper beef stew will warm the innards on a cold winter day.

salt to taste cracked black pepper, generous amount to taste Place in a jar, seal and shake to mix, serve on greens.

PEPPERY BEEF STEW This spicy hearty stew is one of our family’s favourites. 2 lbs.

stew beef cut into 1 kg 1/2 -3/4 inch (1 – 1.5 cm) cubes 1 c. white or whole 250 mL wheat flour 2 1/2 tbsp. Montreal 37 mL steak spice 1 tbsp. oil 15 mL 1 c. water 250 mL 13 fl oz. tomato sauce 369 mL 1 tbsp. Worcestershire 15 mL Sauce 1 large onion, chopped (optional) 4 - 5 potatoes, cubed 4 - 5 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 c. frozen peas 250 mL 1 c. frozen corn 250 mL Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Cut meat into cubes and remove excess fat. Mix flour and steak spice in a large bowl. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil, add oil and spread to coat the foil. Toss meat with flour and spices, shake off excess flour and place meat on lined, oiled cookie sheet. Save the excess flour for later. Place meat in oven and cook 12

to 15 minutes, turn meat and cook an additional 10 – 12 minutes, until meat is browning. Remove from oven and place meat in a slow cooker. Pour some of the water on cookie sheet to loosen meat bits and add to meat. Combine tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce with remaining water and reserved spiced flour. Pour over meat and mix. Set on high heat and cover slow cooker. Prepare onions, potatoes and carrots. Place vegetables on top of meat and sauce. Cover. Cook six hours, check vegetables. If still firm, stir vegetables into meat and sauce to cook an additional

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How to get the most for your money when travelling TALES FROM THE ROAD



big decision to make when travelling abroad is how to manage your money. Should you take a pocketful of cash, bank cards, credit cards or travellers cheques? The answer varies depending on where you’re going, but here’s a few things to consider. Our first choice is using credit cards where possible, followed by cash from ATMs. Credit or ATM cards use the interbank exchange rate, which is better than the rate for cash or travellers cheques. We can’t rely on credit cards everywhere because much of the world still operates on a cash economy. On a recent trip to South Africa, we used credit cards most of the time, while in Latin America, we seldom use them. Major hotel chains take plastic, but local guest houses and small restaurants usually want cash. A common practice in many countries is charging a premium for credit card payments. Even in the United States, some gas stations offer two prices, one for credit cards and a lower one for cash. Almost all credit card companies tack on a foreign exchange fee, usually around 2.5 percent. It’s not obvious on your credit card statement, but instead it’s hiding in the small print. The fee varies, so compare when choosing a card for travel. Tangerine Bank, for example, advertises 1.5 percent on one of its cards. Chase Bank is one of few in Canada to offer credit cards such as the Marriott Rewards and Amazon

Credit cards are ideal for convenience and the exchange rate, but not all countries accept them, or they may charge a premium for the service. | GETTY PHOTO cards with no foreign exchange fees. Using ATMs, you might pay a fee imposed by your home bank, and another fee at the bank where you withdraw. At our bank, ATM withdrawals are free with a minimum account balance. Fees add up Withdrawal fees vary widely, and t h e re m i g ht b e l i m i t s o n t h e amount you can withdraw at one time. In some countries, such as Vietnam, we’ve seen ATM fees at one bank double what the bank next door charges. The machine should display the fee before you complete the transaction. If it looks too high, cancel the transaction and try a different bank. Usually it’s a flat fee for withdrawals, so you’re better off making one large withdrawal rather than several small ones. Balance this with how much cash you are comfortable carrying. A cash advance on a credit card is another option, but this should be reserved for emergencies since grossly inflated interest rates begin the day of the withdrawal. For most international trips, we prepay a

credit card, so there is money in the account in case we need a cash advance. It avoids interest charges, but there is still a withdrawal fee. If you plan on using plastic a lot, never rely on one bank or one credit card. We travel with a minimum of three bank cards and three credit cards issued by different banks. On one trip to Mexico, where ATMs are generally reliable, our preferred bank card suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. Fortunately, the others worked fine.

we had hit the jackpot at a slot machine when one card worked and money started spewing out. That experience reinforced the importance of backups. We often travel with some cash in U.S. dollars (the closest thing to a universal currency), which we can use if all else fails, or if the country we’re visiting does business in that currency. There’s no trouble exchanging Canadian cash at Mexican resort towns like Cancun, but it’s a different story farther off the beaten track.

Always have a backup-plan, including some cash in American dollars when all else fails. We had only one experience where everything seemed to fail. We had been using ATMs throughout South Africa without any problems, but when we crossed the b o rd e r i n t o Na m i b i a t h i n g s changed completely. We tried ATMs at all three banks in the first small town we visited, using all our bank cards and credit cards, with no success. The next day, we tried all our cards again at a gas station ATM in the middle of the desert. It felt as if

Usually the best way to change money is at a bank, but not always. When we were in Bolivia last year, private currency exchange kiosks in the street had better rates than banks. The worst place to change money is usually airports where they assume that travellers will tolerate poor exchange rates for the sake of convenience. As always, there are exceptions. Rates are often better at bankbased currency exchanges rather

than at private operators in airports. Some people prefer to buy currency for their destination country before leaving Canada, so they have one less thing to contend with on arrival. Keep in mind that for many currencies, you’ll get a better rate once you arrive rather than buying in advance, plus fee-hungry Canadian banks may charge you for this convenience. Travellers cheques used to be a popular way to carry money, but have lost their lustre with the prevalence of ATMs. Fewer places accept them now, so you may have to exchange them at a bank (where they might charge you a fee). Don’t discount travellers cheques entirely, especially if you can get them without paying a commission (often a perk of some bank plans). They are safer than carrying cash, and it’s another backup when technology fails. When you return, simply take the unused cheques back to your bank. Arlene and Robin Karpan are well-travelled writers based in Saskatoon. Contact:

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Concussion or traumatic brain injury? HEALTH CLINIC

four months now and she still has memory loss. How long will it take for her to make a full recovery?



My daughter, 35, was diagnosed with a Level 7 concussion after she was participating in an obstacle race and fell down a ladder and hit her head. She was unconscious for at least 15 minutes and has no memory of the accident or how she got to the hospital. She was quite confused. It has been

Concussion is a for m of traumatic brain injury and is considered the mildest type of injury. The Level 7 that you mention could be a reference to the Glasgow Coma Scale, a tool used to assess the level of consciousness of the patient. The doctors assess such things as whether the eyes open on command, eye response, motor or movement response and verbal response that involves assessing the degree of confusion and disorientation and memory loss. This scale ranges from one, mild,

to 14, the most severe. Most doctors consider there to be only three levels of concussion. Grade 1 is the mildest, with symptoms that are transient and last for less than 15 minutes. The individual is never unconscious. Grade 2 is moderate and involves symptoms such as memory loss and loss of balance that last more than 15 minutes, but there is still no loss of consciousness. Grade 3, the most severe, means the person has lost consciousness. For any level of concussion, the patient should seek immediate medical help to determine the extent of the brain injury. It could be as serious as a blood clot known as a subdural hematoma that

A CT scan can determine if a brain injury is extensive. | requires surgery to relieve the pressure on the brain. If left untreated, it is potentially fatal. With a Grade 1 or 2 concussion, the person should rest quietly until all the symptoms have completely disappeared. This could take up to a week. Grade 3 concussion could take longer. There should be no sports played during the recovery period. In your daughter’s case, it appears that she has suffered something


Son’s friendship with neighbour SPEAKING OF LIFE



I love the way our sevenyear-old son gets up in the mornings on school holidays and other vacations and glues himself to ‘Uncle Fred.’ He lives nearby and we call him Uncle Fred because he seems to care so much for our boy and loves having him around. They plant his garden, drink ice tea and shovel sidewalks for seniors in winter. I think that the relationship is super but my husband does not see it that way. He would prefer it if we could somehow end the relationship. My husband and I argue about this often. We would like an outside opinion on this.



Years ago, kids ran all over the neighborhood with no thoughts of ever getting abused. That is not true anymore so hopefully you can be discreet about checking Uncle Fred out. I cannot help but side with you against your son’s father. Your son is at an age where he simply wants to learn as much as he can from anyone who is willing to teach him. I am sure you and your husband love your son and encourage him to feel positively about himself but you cannot do all of it. Your son is getting the reinforcement that he is a worthwhile person, which is important for a seven year old. It only takes one moment of terror to scar your son for life but you cannot be there to protect him all of the time. However, if your son is grounded with the love and caring you give him and if he knows that Uncle Fred is safe and has his best interests at heart, he will continue through life aware of his own selfworth.

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Dairy sector sees threat to supply management FROM THE ARCHIVES

the deliver y quota would be increased to 300 million bushels. He also said the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration would likely continue operations for at least another year.


The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago.

75 YEARS AGO: FEB. 12, 1942 The Western Producer got a little poetic as it described the stay of Saskatchewan delegates at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier while they were in the capital to deliver a petition demanding a better deal for prairie farmers. “Dirt farmers from the Prairies rubbed elbows with the diplomats of foreign powers and sat in the same arm chairs in which Ottawa’s social 400 sit for afternoon tea,” the paper wrote. Dominion Agriculture Minister J.G. Gardiner hinted that the initial price for wheat for 1942-43 would be raised above 70 cents and that

E.K. Turner, first vice-president of Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, told a House of Commons agriculture committee hearing in Regina that the pool could live with a 40 cent per bu. increase in the international wheat price. The federal government’s new transport bill became law after three years of drafting, revising and debate. The legislation allowed railways to adjust rates, abandon uneconomic branch lines and discontinue money-losing passenger service. However, it also included minimum safeguards to prevent excessive charges and the use of subsidies to preserve services deemed necessary to the public interest.

25 YEARS AGO: FEB. 13, 1992 Hundreds of protesting dairy farmers took to the streets of Ottawa to insist that the federal government not sign a world trade deal if it undermined supply manage-

Tony Tweed, a baking technologist with the Canadian International Grains Institute, demonstrated Japanese noodle-making to Canadian grain inspectors in this undated photo. The inspectors attended a course to learn how Canadian grain was used internationally and how grading factors affected the final product. | FILE PHOTO ment. Farmers were losing their cool over delays in receiving money through the Net Income Stabilization Account program. “Nobody I know of has gotten a cheque,” said Don Ferguson of Three Hills, Alta. “We were told it would be a two-week turnaround time. Now when I phone them they say it could be 10 to 12 weeks. It’s a little bit ridiculous.”

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BRANDON — Cattails have an amazing ability to absorb phosphorus, nitrogen and other elements that may harm natural water bodies and sediment beds. They serve the same vital function in treating wastewater. While cattails may have tremendous potential, there are two factors standing in the way: water levels and nutrient saturation. Water level is crucial. Cattails do not grow in lakes or marshes where water levels are too high. And they don’t perform their very

best at absorbing pollutants when their roots are bound in the soil at the bottom of the water body. Both problems can be solved when the biomass bed is floating. With water swirling beneath the root system, the plants maximize their uptake of nutrients in the water. However, cattails always maxout in terms of their ability to devour undesirable elements from the water. By the end of the summer, they’ve swallowed all the pollutants they can handle. If cattails could be harvested in the fall, the absorbed nutrients could be transported to dry land. The pollutants would be permanently removed from the water body. Plus, with tall vegetation gone, roots would be ready next spring to start all over again sucking up a new batch of undesirable elements. But harvesting a water plant at the optimal time or any time is a mechanical challenge. These are problems that Winnipeg inventor Mike Curry has been delving into for a number of years. He has developed a system to grow and harvest cattails for subsequent use in biomass energy conversion or as a compost mulch containing phosphorus and nitrogen for fertilizer on agricultural land. “There’s no doubt we can use natural cattails to remove phosphorous and nitrogen overloads from wastewaters that contaminate waterways, stream, rivers and lakes,” says Curry. “There’s a major difference


between the effectiveness of a floating cattail bed and cattails growing naturally rooted to the soil on the wetland floor. For one thing, it’s difficult to harvest cattails rooted to the bottom of the water body. “But if we can grow them on a floating bed, then we can wait until August when they’ve reached their maximum absorbtion of nutrients. August is when they’re richest in phosphorus and nitrogen. That’s when you pull the floating beds over to a harvest machine.” Curry’s proposal is to construct numerous floating cattail bioplatforms. The floating islands absorb nutrients directly from the water between the raft and the lakebed. The floating platforms could be positioned along any shoreline protected from destructive wave action. His system would be similar to a hydroponics grow op. The bio-platforms are three metres wide and six metres long. They’re designed with modular flotation blocks encapsulated in polyfibre materials. Preset plug

holes are positioned on the floating islands to allow individual plant growth. When the cattail crop reaches maturity, equipment would move each bed to the harvester located near shore. The amphibious harvester platform is in a fixed position on the water with a channel that guides the floating cattail rafts through the cutting equipment. The rafts have loops on each corner so they can be pulled to the receiving channel. The cattails are then harvested at a predetermined height, leaving a short stem and the root for future growth. Once each floating biobed has been pulled through the harvester, it’s pulled back to its growing station, ready for the next growing season. Curry said the harvester is actually a forage chopper on a floating raft, although the basic machine is anchored to the wetland floor. The bio-beds always stay in the pond. They’re never transported to dry land for harvest. The bio-mass runs through the shredding mechanism. A conveyor or a chute then dumps the bio-mass into a collection bin on the shoreline. To get the plants in the floating bed started, Curry puts the cattail seeds or rhizomes into a growing medium that’s a mixture of peat, soil and sand. Once the plants have established, they’re moved out onto the floating beds to continue growing to maturity in the wetland. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


HARVESTING CATTAILS In the Curry treatment plan, each floating bed is towed into the stationary harvest machine. The system can be installed in man-made sewage lagoons, natural wetlands or sheltered areas of larger lakes.



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Floating roots act as water treatment plant BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Many of us have heard fables about floating islands bobbing about on the high seas. Floating islands also occur in freshwater lakes when mats of vegetation break free from the shore. One characteristic of cattails, bulrushes and other aquatic plants is that they absorb nutrients from the water, including phosphorus and nitrogen. Another characteristic is floating plant roots absorb more nutrients than plant roots that are anchored to the lakebed. In short, a plant mass bobbing up

and down with water swirling below the roots does a better job of sucking up what the water holds in suspension. That factor prompted researchers at St. Francis University, Pennsylvania, to see if manmade floating wetlands held promise for water treatment. St. Francis researcher William Strosnider designed four different floating treatment wetlands employing a variety of materials and two common wetland plants, cattail and common rush. According to a recent release by the Soil Science Society of America, the team used inexpensive recycled materials in building the floating platforms, including

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The floating treatment wetland experiment at the University of Oklahoma uses buoyant beds to create open water between the wetland floor and roots of aquatic plants. This provides the biosphere with better opportunities to remove nutrients from the water. | WILLIAM STROSNIDER PHOTO drainpipe, burlap, mulch, utility netting and plastic bottles. “The main result is that engineered floating treatment wetlands could affect water quality in many of the same ways that naturally occurring floating wetlands do,� concluded Strosnider at the end of the three-year study. Strosnider said that fully treating wastewater means the nitrogen must be completely processed by the plants and floating wetlands may have capacity to do that. He thinks this process is a combination of different factors. “Plants themselves could be taking up some contaminants in the water, but microbes may have

CATTAILS SUCK Âť CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “In year one, we establish the cattail root system. By year two they’re ready for harvest. After that, the crop is good virtually forever. There’s just the one-time investment in establishing the bio-platforms. “The buoyancy of the bio-plat-

the biggest effect. “The base and roots of the floating wetlands make a great place for microbes to thrive. They carry out processes that break down or absorb pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus in the water. “There are many examples where these floating treatment wetlands could be successful. They could help treat municipal wastewater by enhancing nitrogen removal. They could manage algae blooms by helping to regulate water temperature and solar radiation. “Algae is a difficult issue for drinking water reservoirs and coastal ponds. Algae clogs water filters and lowers oxygen levels in the water,

which can kill fish.� But it’s not totally about water filtration. The gap below the manmade floating wetland creates new habitat for fish, mammals and other marine life. Above the water line, there’s new habitat for birds and small mammals. “The area directly beneath the floating wetlands is high quality habitat, as small fish and amphibians can use the maze of roots to hide from predators. “ In general, the value of habitat that floating wetlands or any other type of treatment wetland can provide has been poorly studied. We took a small step forward with our study.�

form is a floatation device based on the limnocorrals and lake divider curtains we’ve been making for 40 years. These are the floating rings that aquatic researchers around the world buy from us. So we have a lot of experience in designing these durable rafts that stand up out in nature.� Curry’s most recent research with the Cattail Bio-platform Harvesting System was lake water remedi-

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Growers deem Pest Act compliance impossible Alberta wheat group will lobby for fusarium fungus to be removed from act because the disease was found in 70 percent of southeastern crops last year BY MICHAEL RAINE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

EDMONTON — Fusarium should be dropped from the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act, say members of the Alberta Wheat Commission. AWC members plan to lobby the province to amend the legislation, which has been in place since 1999. By that year, Fusarium graminearum, the culprit in most yield and grade damaging head blights in Western Canada, had made a steady march from Manitoba to a few parts of Alberta. In Manitoba and Saskatchewan, farmers saw up to $300 million in annual damages, fewer cropping choices and higher fungicide costs. As well, reduced value of infected crops, especially in durum, has shifted wheat production and other cereal rotation choices westward. The 1980s and early ’90s devastated fields of Roblin wheat, Manitoba’s favourite hard red spring variety. Acres shifted to other cereals as the disease spread west. The droughts of 2002-03 suppressed the advancement and losses, but moist conditions at flowering in 2005 resulted in expansion of the disease in eastern Saskatchewan. By the mid 1990s, Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium culmorum, the two species that produce the degrading vomitoxin or DON, were showing up as head blights in soft white wheats in central Alberta. Fusarium avenaceum was also in some samples near Edmonton. However, DON levels were very low, so the disease didn’t pose a significant risk to producers’ crops. Alberta’s provincial government closed the province to wheat seed from infected regions and made the graminearum species an official pest. This meant that producers and the seed industry were required to take actions to avoid its production and spread. The act specifies that, “no person shall for propagation purposes acquire, sell, distribute or use any seed, root, tuber or other vegetable material containing a pest.” By 2009, a wave of wet conditions in southern Alberta caused more widespread infection by both Fusar ium graminear um and Fusarium culmorum, with about 10 percent of the hard red spring wheat samples showing signs of the disease. In 2010-11, grade reductions in some crop districts were again common. Since then, the disease has shown up in most areas of the province but many crop districts still report limited instances of serious damage. At the AWC meeting during Farm Tech in Edmonton, producers declared the regulatory war on fusarium over. Seed samples submitted to testing company 20/20 Seed Labs showed that 70 percent of last fall’s wheat crops in southeastern Alberta displayed signs of infection. Farmers Will Van Roessel and

Gerard Oosterhuis of Bow Island, Alta., put forward a motion to remove the disease from the provincial act. Producer and seed grower Keith Dagenhardt from Hughenden, Alta., said, “if you are trying to keep the pest out, OK, use best management practices. Seed borne (fusarium graminearum) is a minor cause of spread. Unless we do blanket summerfallow it will be there. It is in the field debris.” Grower Kevin Bender from the Sylvan Lake area said best management practices must be used by any

producer looking to grow wheat profitably. He suggested that access to fusarium free seed is available from outside Alberta and removing the pest from the act will recognize that. “Growers are going to Saskatchewan to buy seed in cases where there are shortages of local seed available, so we need to make this change,” he said. While there was opposition, the motion passed and the AWC said it plans to lobby for the removal of the regulation.

Fusarium’s tell-tale salmon-coloured signs of infection are present across the Prairies. Farmers can manage, but not avoid it. | MICHAEL RAINE PHOTO

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BASF takes time out of lab for show and tell Herbicide company uses demonstration booth to show the impact of various seed treatments BY ROBIN BOOKER SASKATOON NEWSROOM

For eight months of the year, BASF’s research program in the agriculture greenhouses at the University of Saskatchewan is occupied with pre- and post-registration research. For the other four months during winter farm show season, there is a shift in focus toward education and marketing. “We’re growing all sorts of plant

material to take out to different grower events and to speak to different grower organizations in western Canada,” said Russell Trischuk, manager of the program. Growers who visit the BASF booth at these farm shows, or one of BASF’s Knowledge Harvest events, will see first-hand how agronomic practices and products affect crops, through examining living plants and diseases specimen. “We’ve done a whole series of experiments where we’re taking

plant material out and showing our customers what the impact of an early or late sclerotinia application is on managing that disease,” Trischuk said. The company also conducts demonstration experiments that examine the effects of seed treatment when there is a high degree of fusarium pressure. Both untreated and treated wheat seed are planted into soil infested with fusarium. “You can see here the pot where we have five of them coming up

when we used the seed treatment, and where we didn’t use the seed treatment we virtually have no emergence,” he said. Another demonstration uses treated and untreated wheat seed infected with fusarium. “When you have infected seed, it’s a little different than when it’s in the soils and you don’t necessarily get a reduction in germination to the same degree. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


Sclerotinia stem rot damages the main stem on the canola plant where infection is introduced. | ROBIN BOOKER PHOTO

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» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “But you’ll find the seeds that are infected will come out of the ground, but they come out quite stunted and often die.” Herbicide resistant weeds are grown in the greenhouse to show growers the impact of different chemistries on the management of Group 2 and Group 9 resistant weeds common in Western Canada. Dicamba tolerant soybeans are grown to demonstrate what happens if non-tolerant varieties are accidentally sprayed, compared to the tolerant soybeans. Chickpeas inoculated with a resistant strain of ascochyta are grown to show how to manage the disease. We’re “just showing how using multiple modes of action in fungicides and a prescribed fungicide program cannot only help grow a great chickpea crop, but also to help manage and minimize the impact of that disease,” Trischuk said. Faba beans are grown to demonstrate the impact of BASF seed treatments, as well as different herbicides and fungicides chemistries.

BASF’s research program in the agriculture greenhouses at the University of Saskatchewan is used to provide plant material for educational and marketing purposes. | ROBIN BOOKER PHOTOS BASF will have some of these living demonstrations on display during its Knowledge Harvest

Events to be held in March.

BASF is running experiments in which canola plants are infected with blackleg to show the effects of fungicides. Above, blackleg lesions are evident and the disease is well established on the lower canola stem.


BASF uses a university growth chamber to grow canola to maturity, so it can show growers when to combine diseased crops for best yield. There is also a growth chamber used to grow blackleg-infected canola to help growers understand the role fungicides play in the management of the disease. Blackleg hasn’t been common in most areas of the Prairies recently, so that has given BASF time to show growers, retail operations and agronomists what it looks like, Trischuck said. “We’ve been able to show them the different leaf types of lesions and as we look over to the more mature plants, what those leaf lesions eventually manifest into,” Trischuk said. At a growth chamber the company calls the disease chamber, plants are infected with various diseases to demonstrate the impact of fungicides. “(It) has a humidity tent we artificially infect plants in by essentially airbrushing inoculum that we’ve grown in the lab onto the plants. And we have to put them inside of this tent where we run a humidifier and have it at about 100 percent humidity to really allow those diseases to take hold,” Trischuk said. Once infected, the plants are moved to an area where they are sprayed with water for 30 seconds every half hour, to allow the disease to take hold before being evaluated.

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Grassland management holds key to carbon capture, gas reductions Poor soil can be restored with good grazing practices BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Planting perennial forages and improving soil organic matter are good management practices for cattle producers but they also offer the added benefit of sequestering carbon, says a federal researcher. Alan Iwaasa, grazing management scientist at the Agriculture Canada Research and Development Centre in Swift Current, Sask., said producers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint in light of increasing emphasis on climate change, carbon tax and greenhouse gas emission reduction.


“We have a wonderful opportunity here with our soils,” he told the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. Soils that are in poorer condition can still build organic matter. There are about 14 million acres in the brown soil zone across Western Canada; about 10 million acres are in Saskatchewan. The province also has 5.5 million acres in the semi-arid brown soil zone, or very dry land. “Even traditional crop lands that are in environmentally marginal areas do have potential that we could convert those to perennial forages,” Iwaasa said. Natural grasslands have been depleted since modern agriculture began. Only about 28 million of the original 151 million acres remain, he said. The potential to sequester carbon in grasslands could be a huge advantage for Saskatchewan producers looking to offset emissions. “Uncultivated grasslands of Western Canada contain two to three billion tonnes of carbon to the depth of one metre,” he said. The associated ecosystem benefits of increased water holding capacity, improved soil structure and quality, nutrient cycling and reduced soil erosion are all advantages to cattle producers. “In many cases you’re doing that already because you want to increase your production, you want to have healthier pastures, you want to improve your biodiversity,” he said. Ways to improve or enhance carbon sequestration include different grazing management practices.

These can help the physical break down and compaction of vegetation, increase decomposition and soil incorporation and therefore restore degraded soils, he said. “The challenge though is that in a lot of cases grazing systems’ inten-

sity and frequencies may impact carbon storage but the effects are often difficult to measure and often are inconsistent due to the environment.” CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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Kenya declares national disaster

South African farmers battle crop-eating pest

United Nations says it needs another $29 million for food aid NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) — Kenya declared a national disaster Feb. 10, calling for aid to counter drought, which is posing a major risk to people, livestock and wildlife. The Kenya Red Cross has estimated around 2.7 million people are in need of food aid after low rainfall in October and November and the next rainy season not due before April. President Uhuru Kenyatta called for “local and international partners to come in and support the government’s efforts to contain the situation,” a statement from his office said. The United Nations World Food

Program said it was short of C$29 million for the next six to nine months to provide support such as school meals for 428,000 children who often depend on them as their only substantial meal of the day. The presidency did not set out how much the government needed for the drought, but said it had




released the equivalent of $92 million and local authorities had provided another $25 million. Out of Kenya’s 47 counties, 23 have been deemed to be facing disastrous drought. “The government intends to enhance the interventions including doubling of food rations and cash transfers among other measures,” the presidency statement said. Early this month, residents in drought-struck northern Kenya said at least 11 people were killed and a tourist lodge torched due to conflicts when armed cattle herders flooded onto farms and wildlife reserves.

The worm can breed a new generation every month and is attacking corn crops LIMPOPO, South Africa (Reuters) — Inspecting the damage on his 4,000 hectare farm, Petri van der Walt breaks open the stem of a sorghum plant to reveal the crop-eating pest that has for the first time been detected in Africa’s biggest grain producer.


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Bearing four dark spots on its abdomen and a white Y-shaped marking on its head, the fall armyworm has invaded South Africa’s northern province of Limpopo — just months after farmers struggled though the worst drought in a quarter century. “It eats through the stem of the plant and damages the whole plant and then there will be no production,” van der Walt told Reuters on his farm where he also grows sunflower and maize. White maize is the main source of calories for many South Africans while sorghum is used in animal feed and alcohol. The army worm was confirmed for the first time in South Africa along the maize belt of Limpopo and the North West province last week. Pointing out the tell-tale signs of tears in the leaves, van der Walt said it was still too early to estimate the impact on output, and that so far the armyworms had attacked his sorghum plants at a higher rate than his maize crop. “The drought is still with us and financially everyone is still struggling, so this is an enormous amount of money that has to be taken out to spray the pesticides,” said van der Walt, whose family has farmed the 4,000 hectare (10,000 acre) holding for 67 years. The agriculture ministry has so far registered two pesticides for use against the fall armyworm. Van der Walt says it is difficult and costly to eradicate, with pesticide prices ranging from C$19 to $60. The thumb-sized adult worm – which can cause extensive crop damage and has a preference for maize – can breed a new generation within a month, said senior research entomologist Annemie Erasmus at the Agricultural Research Council’s Grain Crops Institute. Armyworm is classified as a quarantine pest so countries with confirmed outbreaks can lose access to export markets. It is an invasive Central American species that is harder to detect and eradicate than its African counterpart. Suspected outbreaks have been noted in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ma l aw i , w h i c h a l s o s u f f e re d drought last year. It is unclear what impact the pest will have on farm output, the department of agriculture has said, and crops such as maize, sorghum, soybeans, groundnuts and potatoes are under threat. But the cost of spraying pesticides is a big concern. “It’s going to be a financial problem for us because if the seed is destroyed or damaged it gets taken off the price of our commodity,” said farmer George Rhodes, who is battling the fall armyworm on his farm where he grows seed to supply other farms.




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1952 ALLIS CHALMERS WD45, gas, older restoration, new tires, asking $6500 OBO. 780-846-2706, Kitscoty, AB. FOR SALE: 1950 McCormick W6 tractor for parts. For information call 403-318-8135, Delburne, AB. 1930 COCKSHUTT 10’ HORSE DRAWN seed drill for restoration or parts. For more info call 403-318-8135, Delburne, AB. MF 72 PTO combine; 1956 Ford 350, B&H, duals, $1800; Assort. steel wheels; Various cookstoves. 306-372-4907, Luseland, SK.

BORDER CITY COLLECTOR Show And Sale, Lloydminster Stockade Convention Centre, SK-AB, Sat. Mar. 11, 9 AM- 5 PM, Sunday, Mar. 12, 10 AM- 4 PM. Featuring: Antiques, farm toys, coins and more! Call Brad 780-846-2977, Don 306-825-3584.

NEW TRACTOR PARTS. Specializing in engine rebuild kits and thousands of other parts. Savings! Service manuals and decals. Steiner Parts Dealer. Our 43rd year! Call 1-800-481-1353.

IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION Bull Sale Thursday March 9th, at Spring Creek Ranch in Moosomin, SK. Offering 100 Red and Black Simmental, Red and Black Angus and Black Best of Beef bulls. Volume and loyalty customer discounts. For catalogue o r m o r e i n fo r m at i o n c o n t a c t B r i a n McCarthy 306-435-7527 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line: PL#116061

PRE-MOVING INVENTORY REDUCTION for Reit-Syd JD Farm Equipment, Friday, February 24, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Dauphin, MB, Features: New sled bed for 5.5-8' truck box; 2 Outlander 400XT quads; Frontier 50" 3 PT snowblower; 2005 MXZ600 snowmobile; JD L116 46" garden tractor; MF #35 diesel tractor; 3 PT 5' rough cut mower; vintage JD advertising banners; lawn and garden equipment; New Agricultural and lawn and garden parts; shop tools and much more! Sale by: Garton's Auction Service. 204-648-4541,

1978 FORD BRONCO restored 15 years ago, $3000 OBO. Phone 306-463-3257, ONLINE TIMED AUCTION: 1st AUCTION Kindersley, SK. of a Huge Comic Book Collection. Closing Monday February 20, 7:00 PM, Indian Head, SK, Featuring: Spiderman & Spidey Collection, Star Wars Collection, including a WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales bro- Carrie Fisher signed copy, Conan the chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, Barbarian, Thor, Archie & various other Saskatoon, SK. comic books! Bidding opens Wednesday, February 1st. Bidding closes Mon, Feb 20th. WANTED: USED DIESEL injection pump for Register to bid: I n t e r n a t i o n a l 5 6 0 , 6 6 0 o r 5 5 6 . Brad 306-551-9411, PL# 333133 403-223-8472, Taber, AB. UPCOMING AUCTION SALE. Returns OLDER HORSE DRAWN Equipment, Some from ‘Bass Pro Shop’, Saturday, February in good shape, some not so good; Also 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Schmalz Auction 1953 Seeburg Jukebox in good shape. Center Hwy #2 South, Prince Albert, SK. Call 306-734-2970, Chamberlain, SK. Over 400 lots of fishing, hunting, camping, supplies and much more! Call Schmalz WESTERN PRODUCER Photographer seeks Auctions, 306-763-2172, 306-922-2300. old cameras and darkroom equipment. PL #911509. 306-665-9623, Saskatoon, SK.

2S AUCTIONEERS LTD. Spring online only timed auction, Closing 12 pm, Thursday March 16, Indian Head, SK, Featuring farm & industrial equipment, trailers, RV's, cars, trucks & more. Consignments accepted until March 1st. Reasonable consignment fees & no freight costs! Easy to register & simple to bid! 2S Auctioneers Ltd. is a full service Sask. based auction Co. conducting both live & online auctions of all kinds. Call for your free no obligation consultation. Interview us for your sale! To consign or to arrange a farm visit call Regina & SE Sask., Brad Stenberg 306-551-9411; SW Sask., Tyvan Stenberg 306-640-9661; Dysart Area: Daren Shindle 306-660-8070. PL# 333133

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Gary Cell 306-873-0730 Larry Cell 306-873-9228 1 - quarter of farmland for sale by auction 5 - quarters of farmland for rent by auction For Sale - SE 29-48-14 W2 - RM 457 Connaught For Rent - SE 23-49-15 W2 - RM 487 Nipawin NW 34-47-15 W2 - RM 457 Connaught NW 35-47-15 W2 - RM 457 Connaught NE 35-47-15 W2 - RM 457 Connaught NW 12-48-15 W2 - RM 457 Connaught

Keith & Tammy Boxall - Silver Willow Farms Ltd., Codette SK. 4 quarters for Auction - Owner’s Phone 306-862-8467 SW 24-49-15 W2 - RM 487 Nipawin NW 24-49-15 W2 - RM 487 Nipawin NE 24-49-15 W2 - RM 487 Nipawin SE 24-49-15 W2 - RM 487 Nipawin


3 TRACTORS FOR SALE: MF97 FWA needs 1925 MCCORMICK DEERING 1530 tractor, restoration; JD70, needs work, has all r u n s , n e w p a i n t , s h e d d e d . C a l l parts; IHC Super A, running, good shape. 403-867-3641, Foremost, AB. Contact Alan 403-625-9152, Stavely, AB. COCKSHUTT 55 Series Parts: Wide front axle; 1955 Wakasa 310 eng, low hrs; 2 sets fender fuel tanks, over/under trans., 2 seat assemblies; 2 front grills; 2 complete continental cabs. 403-701-9556, Okotoks

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ALLISON TRANSMISSION. Service, Sales and Parts. Exchange or rebuild. Call Allied Transmissions Calgary, 1-888-232-2203; Spectrum Industrial Automatics Ltd., Blackfalds, AB., call 1-877-321-7732.

SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673. WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 or email: Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. WRECKING VOLVO TRUCKS: Misc. axles and parts. Also tandem trailer suspension axles. Call 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. Parting out GM 1/2 and 1 ton trucks. Call 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park. New and used parts available for 3 ton trucks all the way up to highway tractors, for every make and model, no part too big or small. Our shop specializes in custom rebuilt differentials/transmissions and clutch installations. Engines are available, both gas and diesel. Re-sale units are on the lot ready to go. We buy wrecks for parts, and sell for wrecks! For more info. call 306-668-5675 or 1-800-667-3023. DL #914394 2- TRUCK FIBERGLASS TOPPERS, 1 tan, 1 gray. Fit 2015 and down Ford 250, 350 SB, $1500 OBO 306-298-2068, Val Marie, SK. ONE OF SASK’s largest inventory of used heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel motors and transmissions and differentials for all makes! Can-Am Truck Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323. SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located in Weyburn, SK. 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK.

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SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673. TRUCK PARTS: 1/2 to 3 ton, new and used. We ship anywhere. Contact Phoenix Auto, 1-877-585-2300, Lucky Lake, SK. WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2, 3/4, 1 tons, 4x4’s, vans, SUV’s. Cummins, Chev and Ford diesel motors. Jasper Auto 2017 NEVILLE BUILT ground load stock Parts, 1-800-294-4784 or 1-800-294-0687. trailer, rubber floor, 3 gates, air ride, floor clean outs, $56,900 + taxes. Regina, SK. 306-359-7526. DL #913604. SCHOOL BUSES: 20 to 66 passenger, 1991 to 2007, $2300 and up. 16 buses in stock! Call Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK. 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074.

2016 SUBARU IMPREZA consumer reports as best small call starting at $23,360! Call fo r b e s t p r i c e ! ! 1 - 8 7 7 - 3 7 3 - 2 6 6 2 o r DL #914077. SPECIAL PURCHASE OF new and nearnew 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. DL #914077.

COURTNEY BERG, SIDE dump silage trailers, 2- 21' boxes on 48' sliding TA trailer, 10' RH and 9' LH walls, fastest and safest way to haul silage. Haul 28 tonne and dump in 1/2 the time of an end dump. 2 units avail., $35,000 ea. 403-485-8198, Arrowwood, AB. Email:

2015 DAKOTA ALUM. seed tender with SS conveyer system, self-contained w/remote controls, or can be run off truck wet kit, exc. cond., fresh MB safety. 45’Lx102”W, loaded trailer, air ride, alum. outside rims, 11R24.5, $107,000. Located at Kamsack, SK. Call 204-526-0748 or 204-526-0321. TRAILTECH, GVW 13,800 lbs., blue, used very little, wood deck 6.7’x18’, excellent condition. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK.

2016 EXISS STK24, 2- 7000 lb. axles, 16” tires, 2 gates, 6’6” tall, full swing half slide rear gate, 8 yr warranty, $25,900 + taxes. 306-359-7526, Regina, SK. DL913604.

24’ GOOSENECK 3-8,000 lb. axles, $7890; Bumper pull tandem lowboys: 18’, 16,000 lbs., $4750; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3390; 16’, 7000 lbs., $2975, 8000 lb Skidsteer, $1990 REMOTE CONTROL TRAILER CHUTE F a c t o r y d i r e c t . 1 - 8 8 8 - 7 9 2 - 6 2 8 3 . openers can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. FM remote controls provide maximum range 100 MISC. SEMI TRAILER FLATDECKS/ and instant response while high torque stepdecks, $2,500 to $30,000. 20 heavy drives operate the toughest of chutes. lowbeds, $10,000 to $70,000. Tankers, Easy installation. Kramble Industries, end dumps. 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK. call 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us online at: 2015 GERMANIC 31’ tridem end dump, lift PRAIRIE SANDBLASTING & PAINTING. axles, $42,000; 2005 Trailtech 27’ 5th Trailer overhauls and repairs, alum. slopes wheel trailer, 20,000 axles w/loading and trailer repairs, tarps, insurance claims, ramps and self contained 545 Ferrari crane and trailer sales. Epoxy paint. Agriculture unit, $17,000; 1998 Loadline 29’ end dump and commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. tandem, air ride, $25,000. Can-Am Truck 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK. Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. DL#910420. 2000 CANCADE 2 hopper tandem, 36’, safetied, c/w 10” Cancade hopper auger, $23,000. 306-255-7777, Colonsay, SK.

2013 GMC Sierra 1500, 5.3L., 4x4, long box. $18,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430. 2012 Ram 1500, 4x4, Big Horn Hemi with Nav. $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. BEHNKE DROP DECK semi style and DL #311430 pintle hitch sprayer trailers. Air ride, 2012 DODGE SLT 3500, diesel, approx. t a n d e m a n d t r i d e m s . C o n t a c t S K : 107,000 kms, one owner, non-smoking, 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. completely set up for equipment operator, PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and c/w some tools, fuel tank and pump, bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest, now booster cables, tool box, $36,000+GST. own the best. Hoffart Services, Odessa, SK. 403-844-7057, Alliance, AB. 306-957-2033 2011 Honda Ridgeline, EX-L, 4x4, sunroof, $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, NORBERT 24’ GOOSENECK trailer, 2- 7000 Nav. 06-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK lbs. axles, 2 hitches, good shape, $7500. DL #311430. 403-597-2006, Sylvan Lake, AB. 2011 Dodge Ram 3500, SLT, 4x4, diesel, TOPGUN TRAILER SALES “For those who loaded. $22,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, demand the best.” PRECISION AND 3 0 6 - 9 3 4 - 1 4 5 5 , S a s k a t o o n , S K . AGASSIZ TRAILERS (flatdecks, end DL #311430. dumps, enclosed cargo). 1-855-255-0199, 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, loaded, 4x4, Sport Moose Jaw, SK. Hemi. $23,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK DL #311430.

2015 DAKOTA ALUM. seed tender with SS conveyer system, self-contained w/remote controls, or can be run off truck wet kit, exc. cond., fresh MB safety. 45’Lx102”W, loaded trailer, air ride, alum. outside rims, GROW SOYBEANS? If you grow 1000 11R24.5, $107,000. Located at Kamsack, acres earn a free new pickup truck every year and give last year’s away. Free report SK. Call 204-526-0748 or 204-526-0321. at TRI-AXLE LOW BED, 50 ton, Beavertail, 2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA, 4 door, longbox, flip neck, 2 pins, 9’ wide, flip outs, new HD. New safety, clean, good cond, 245,000 safety, $24,000. 306-940-6835, Sask. kms., $11,000. 204-655-3458, Sifton, MB.

2013 WILSON GRAIN TRAILER, current safety, $35,000. Call 204-955-2548, Ile Des Chenes, MB. 1994 LODE-KING TRI-AXLE, electric chutes and augers, very good shape, 403-362-9211, Bassano, AB.

2016 Featherlite 53’ Semi Stock Trailer 8`6”W x 7’H x 53’L, Tandem axle, Centre gate. TA21607

2016 RENN 17’ Pup Trailer, SL1700, Tri-Axle, Air Ride, 11R24.5 Tires. TA21504

2016 RENN 33’ Tri-Axle End Dump, SL3300, Air Ride, 11R24.5 Tires, Available in White or Charcoal, Stk #TA21503/TA21516

2002 KENWORTH T800 w/new grain box, rebuilt engine and turbo with warranty. $68,000. 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. 2007 WESTERN STAR 4900SA tri-drive, C15 Cat, 550 HP, 18 spd., full lockers, new 24’ CIM B&H. 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. DL #316542. AUTOMATIC: 2005 IH 9400, Cummins, Eaton auto, new 20’ B&H, 550 miles, real nice! $54,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784. GMC 6500, single axle, built in vac system, 66,439 miles, Phone 306-483-7322, Frobisher, SK. REMOTE CONTROL ENDGATE AND hoist systems can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. Give K r a m b l e I n d u s t r i e s a call at 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or visit us online at:

SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673.

NEW NEW 2018 tri-axle 45’, air ride, 78” sides, Canadian made, $52,000 low price. Buy now! Call 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 2014 LODE-KING SUPER B, aluminum grain trailer, new tarps, new rubber 22.5, $86,000. 306-677-7617, Hodgeville, SK.

NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 years body and paint experience. We do metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to daycab conversions. Sandblasting and paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. 2015 AHV LODE-KING aluminum Super B hoppers, extra light pkg., round stainless fenders, current safety, excellent 11Rx22.5 tires w/alum. wheels, exc. cond., no air lift or elec. tarps. 8 sets avail., $90,000 OBO each. 1-866-236-4028, Calgary, AB.


2009 F150 XL, 5.4 auto, 4x4, SWB, only 48,000 kms, fresh safety, $18,900. CamDon Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, LT 5.3L., 4x4 loaded. $13,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430. 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 1500 LTZ, fully loaded. $17,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430.

2012 IHC TRANSSTAR, low pro, Max 300 HP diesel Allison auto trans, single axle, loaded cab, 13’ Armstrong landscape dump, $39,900.; 2003 GMC C8500 tandem, automatic, with 15’ box, low miles, $34,900. K&L Equipment and Auto. Call Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna DL#910885

2003 KENWORTH W900L, Cat C15, 475-550 HP, 18 spd. heavy 40 rears, 4:11 ratio, high level VIT int. w/leather seats, $59,000 OBO. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. 2006 FREIGHTLINER tandem axle, daycab, 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE, 4x4, die- Mercedez power, auto, nice clean safetied sel, loaded, must see. $19,995. Greenlight tractor, $19,500. 780-983-0936, Clyde, AB. Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430. 2007 IHC 9900 daycab, 18 spd. Eaton ISX 450 HP, 24.5 rubber, full 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie, mega cab, AutoShift, 4x4. $17,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, l3o0c6k-e2r 7s ,0 -w6 e3t9 9k,i t ,S a6s5k5a, t0o0o0 n ,k mSsK, .. 3 0 6 - 9 3 4 - 1 4 5 5 , S a s k a t o o n , S K . DL#316542. DL #311430. 2005 FORD F150, FX4, 4x4, Supercrew, 2009 KENWORTH W900L, 485 HP ISX, 18 shortbox 4 dr., 5.4L eng., auto trans, fully spd., 3:70 rears, 244 WB, new 22.5 rubber, loaded, middle console, 250,000 kms, exc., 1.4 million kms, $54,500. 204-867-7291, all highway kms, SK registered, $5600 Minnedosa, MB. OBO. 306-238-7969, Goodsoil, SK. 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, LT with leather, only 149km, $19,995. Greenlight Truck & Auto, 306-934-1455, Saskatoon, SK. DL #311430.

2006 DODGE POWER Ram 1500 SLT, 4x4, 4 dr., 180,000 kms, spray-in boxliner, tan, clean, well maintained, no accidents, $9500. 780-870-1680, Lloydminster, AB. 2012 CHEV LT, ext. cab., 5.3L, 14,400 orig. kms, shedded, never winter driven, extras, $29,000. 306-764-7865, Prince Albert, SK.

2009 VOLVO VNL430, No DEF, Volvo D16, 535 HP, 18 spd., 4-way locks, 290,000 kms, mint condition, farmer owned. $69,000. Westlock, AB. 780-206-1234.

SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to $16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. 1-866-944-9024. DL #911673.

1976 HEAVY 6500 GMC with 400 bu. box and roll tarp, new hoist, asking $12,000 OBO. 306-778-3749, Swift Current, SK.

NEW BERG’S 24’ end dump, w/Berg’s Signature quality finish. Call for winter pricing specials and 30 day trials, 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB.

2016 Featherlite 8542-704H4 Horse Slant Load, 7’ W x 7’ H x 21’8” L with 52” dressing room, 6.0K rubber torsion, Stk# TA21529

2016 RENN 33’ Hardox Side Dump, 2016 Featherlite 2 Horse Slant, SLSDGEN2, Air Ride, 9409-672H, 14’2” L x 6’7”W x 8’6”H, 11R24.5 Tire. 3.5k Torsion Sup. Stk # TA21523 Stk# TA21615

2010 PROSTAR 485, HD Cummins, 18 spd., 46 rears/lockers, new 24.5 rear rubber, fresh safety, $49,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

1998 KENWORTH T800, new grain box, Detroit engine, 60 Series, 10 spd. trans., $48,000. 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB.

2 0 1 7 F E AT H E R L I T E 8 1 2 7 - 7 0 2 4 , #HC143379. Calving Special! Regular: $35,235, Sale: $26,500. Edmonton/Red Deer, AB. Phone 1-866-346-3148 or shop online 24/7 at:

WIDE SELECTIONS AT BEST PRICING. Full lineup of Wilson, Sundowner, Norbert stock trailers to help you get your cattle to market. With 15 years of sales and service we will not be undersold! Bassano, AB., 1-800-641-4508.

2013 Kenworth T300, with 18’ Van Body, Paccar Engine, 200 HP, 5 spd auto, 8,000 # F/A, 11,000 # R/A, 161,000 kms, TRC21667, $38,000

(8) - 2012 Kenworth T-800, ISX, 450 HP, 18 spd, 12,500 # F/A, 40,000 # R/A, 687,000 - 955,000 kms, TRU21657-TRU21664 Call for pricing

2013 Freightliner Coronado, D15, 515 HP, 18 spd, 13,200 F/A, 46,000 # R/A, 824,000 kms, TRU21637 $79,900

2014 Volvo 730, D13, 500 HP, I-Shift, 13,200 # F/A, 46,000 # R/A, 655,000 kms, TRU21656 $96,000

2012 Western Star 4900 EX, DD15, 565 HP, 18 spd, 13,000# F/A, 46,000# R/A, Four Way Lockers, Good Rubber, 699,000 kms, Stk#TR21533A $79,000

2015 Peterbilt 389, Paccar Eng, 500 HP, 18 spd., 13,200 # F/A, 46,000 # R/A, 147,000 kms, TRC21614, $125,000

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2002 IH 2600 w/IH 320 HP eng., 10 spd., 221,000 kms, new 20’ BH&T, exc. rubber, vg, $49,500; 2009 Mack CH613, MP8 Mack eng., 430 HP, 10 spd., AutoShift, 463,000 kms, exc. shape, new 20’ box, A/T/C, $73,500; 2009 IH Transtar 8600 w/Cummins eng. 10 spd., AutoShift, new 20’ BH&T, 742,000 kms, exc. tires, real good shape, $69,500; 2007 IH 9200, ISX C u m m i n s , 4 3 0 H P, Au t o S h i f t , a l u m . wheels, new 20’ BH&T, fully loaded, 1,000,000 kms, real nice, $67,500; 2009 Mack CH613, 430 HP Mack, 10 spd., AutoShift, new 20’ BH&T, alum. wheels, 1.4 million kms, has bearing roll done, nice shape, $69,500; 2007 Kenworth T600, C13 Cat, 425 HP, 13 spd., AutoShift, new 20’ BH&T, alum. wheels, new paint, 1.0 million kms, exc. truck, $71,500; 1996 Midland 24’ tandem pup grain trailer, stiff pole, completely rebuilt, new paint and brakes, exc. shape, $18,500; 1985 Ford L9000, Cummins, 10 spd., 20’ BH&T that’s been totally rebuilt, new paint, exc. tires, $28,500; 1999 IH 4700 S/A w/17’ steel flatdeck, 230,000 kms, IH dsl., 10 spd., good tires, $19,500; 1998 Freightliner tractor, C60 Detroit, 430 HP, 13 spd., alu m . w h e e l s , s l e e p e r, g o o d r u b b e r, $17,500; 2005 IH 9200 tractor, ISX Cummins, 430 HP, 13 spd., alum wheels, flattop sleeper, good rubber, $22,500. All trucks Sask safetied. Trades considered. All reasonable offers considered. Call Merv at 306-276-7518 res., 306-767-2616, cell, Arborfield SK. DL #906768. 2004 PETERBILT 330, tandem axle, C&C, long WB, Cat dsl., 10 spd trans, AC, low miles, alum. wheels, $26,900, w/new B&H $48,900. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph Ladimer, 306-795-7779 Ituna. DL#910885 2007 MACK, 10 speed Eaton auto., new 20’ CIM B&H, fresh Sask. safeties. Call 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. DL #316542.

2013 PROSTAR IH day cab truck with indash GPS, 500 HP Maxx force 18 spd., 46,000 rears, 3.91 ratio, 228” WB, approx. 129,000 kms, 11R22.5 tires, c/w wet kit fo r o n ly $ 5 8 , 0 0 0 . N ew M B . s a fe t y. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. FORD L9000, 1986, S/A, 3406 Cat, 9 spd. Fuller, newer 1200 rubber, 5th wheel with tow truck mounted deck and headache rack, runs well, $7500 OBO. 306-769-4132, Arborfield, SK.

1999 DODGE 3500 w/bale deck, vg cond., well maintained, $12,500.; 2012 Dodge 5500 w/bale deck, 93,000 kms, $48,000. 403-701-1548, Strathmore. 2001 VACTOR 2100 on FL80 Freightliner jet rodder. Call 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK.





2009 FORD EXPLORER LTD., V8, AWD, loaded, 4 leather buckets, new winter tires, very good condition, 219,000 kms. Photos. 306-843-2934, Wilkie SK 2016 SUBARU FORESTER name top pick for 2016. Starting from $29,360. Great selection to choose from!! 1-877-373-2662, DL #914077.

SPECIAL PURCHASE OF new and nearnew 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no DL #914077. posed screws to leak or metal overlaps. SUMMER CLEAROUT Sales Event. Up to Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, church$16,914 in Savings on select models, OAC. es, pig barns, commercial, arch rib build- COMPRESSOR TRACTOR, Leroy, 4 cyl. 1-866-944-9024. ing and residential roofing; also available eng., 2 cyl. compressor, in working cond., in Snap Lock. 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK. $2100. Call 306-630-9838, Brownlee, SK. DL #911673.

CAN-AM TRUCK EXPORT LTD., Delisle, SK, 1-800-938-3323. 2012 KW w/900 IXS, 18 spd., 46,000 rears, 4-way locks, 60” sleeper, 580,000 kms, 40,000 kms since overhaul, $85,000; 1998 Loadline 29’ gravel trailer, air ride, $25,000; 2012 Western Star DD15 Detroit 18 spd., 40 rears, w/4-way lock, APU unit, $60,000; 1997 Sterling single axle tractor, 3126 Cat, 10 spd., 23,000 rears, $8500; 2007 IHC 4400, DT466, 6 spd., air ride, w/24’ van, 325,000 kms, $16,000; 2005 Western Star, C15 Cat, 18 spd., 46,000 rears, locks, 36” sleeper, low kms, clean truck, $45,000; 400 KW to 800 KW gensets, low hours; 2002 Pete 320, 3126 Cat, auto w/side load garbage unit, $30,000; 2014 Freightliner daycab, DD15, 13 spd., 40 rears, 4-way locks, 240,000 kms, new safety, warranty to 800,000 kms or 2019, $75,000; 2008 Kenworth 800 daycab, C15 Cat, 18 spd., 46 rears, 4-way locks, 700,000 kms, $68,000; 2003 Freightliner Columbia, Detroit 60 Series, 13 spd., 40 rears, $23,000; 2000 Western Star, Detroit 60 Series, 13 spd., 40 rears, $21,000; 2001 Freightliner FL80, Cat 3126, auto, 15’ Midland, $38,000; 2003 Pete 379, 6NZ Cat, 6100 hrs. since overhaul, 18 - 46,000 full locks, 48” sleeper, $48,000; 2005 Trailtech 27’ 5th wheel trailer, 20,000 axles w/loading ramps and self contained 545 Ferrari crane unit, $17,000. Gensets available. Financing available, OAC. DL#910420. SPECIAL PURCHASE OF new and near new 2014-2015 Crosstek XVs. Save up to $5000. Come in quickly!! 1-877-373-2662. DL #914077.

WANTED: 1967-1979 F100/F150 Ford, regular cab, short box, would prefer in good cond. 780-918-6816, Edmonton, AB.

STRONG SINGLE HIVES or nucs for sale. Call Andy, Steinbach, MB., 204-381-7993, 204-346-9701. 200 FRAMES OF BROOD/BEE cover, B.C. coast late March. Queen cells May/July in SK. Steve 306-862-1384, Love, SK.

CUSTOM LIQUID MANURE hauling, 3 tanks available. Contact George in Hague, SK. 306-227-5757. ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’, behind large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ $2000; 160x60x14’, $2950; 180x60x14’, blade widths avail. 306-682-3367, CWK $3450; 200x60x14’, $3950; Larger sizes Ent. Humboldt, SK. available. Travel incl. in Sask. Gov’t grants 2007 ELRUS 2442 jaw crusher, $152,000; available. 306-222-8054, Saskatoon, SK. SAMSUNG SE280 LG excavator, $31,900; HITACHI 450 excavator, $33,900; FORD F700 tow truck, fully equipped, $24,900; Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030, anytime. North Battleford, SK.

DEBTS, BILLS AND charge accounts too high? Need to resolve prior to spring? Call us to develop a professional mediation plan, resolution plan or restructuring plan. ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, all in stock. Custom sizes and log siding on order. Call V&R Sawing 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. WANTED: JARVIS M59, reciprocating saw. 250-456-2319, 70 Mile House, BC.

EQUIPMENT HAULING. Serving Western Canada and Northwest USA. Call Harvey at 1-877-824-3010 or cell 403-795-1872. TEMPO/TIRE SHOP #48 Hwy. Windthorst, Vandenberg Hay Farms Ltd., Nobleford AB. SK, independent auto repair business for Email: sale in Regina; Hotel and restaurant on Hwy.#48; 160 acres near Regina with yard LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom and business opportunity; SW SK. restau- hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. rant, lounge incl, 15 room motel. Brian Tiefenbach, 306-536-3269, Colliers Int. ANDRES TRUCKING. Hauling equipment, bins, livestock, towing. Canada/USA. Call Regina, SK. or text 306-736-3454, South East, SK. CANADIAN MONUMENT COMPANY, expanding in Western Canada, seeking serious minded individuals, who want to earn better than average income and own their own business. Interested parties must be well respected in their community, have exceptional listening skills and be sympathetic to the sensitive nature of the business. This is not a multi-level marketing scheme, it is an individually owned distributorship. Serious inquiries only. 1-866-878-4583. TOWING AND STORAGE COMPOUND in East Central, SK. Well maintained trucks. Long term contracts. Monthly sales continue to grow. Only towing business within a OPPERMANNS GRAIN HAULING. For all your grain hauling needs please call or text 100 km radius. Call 306-590-8987. 587-377-2039, 403-373-9403, Red Deer, WELL ESTABLISHED TIRE store in Wain- AB. wright, AB., Turn-key operation in thriving center! For details, 780-842-0673, ask for LARRY’S EQUIPMENT HAULING: Farm machinery and construction equipment. Keith or Kirby - Buffalo Realty Inc. Serving Western Canada. 780-720-4304. BEE BUSINESS. Turnkey operation. Second generation bee farmer looking to re- EQUIPMENT TOWING/ HAULING. Reatire. Vehicles, bee equipment, honey plant, sonable rates. Contact G H Wells Services buildings, etc. Perfect opportunity for and Trucking, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK. young family. Near beautiful northern town of Carrot River, SK. 306-332-7422, 306-768-2628.

FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. WILL DO STYROBLOCK cocoon harvesting Management Group for all your borrowing and custom pollination. Call Maurice and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Wildeman, 306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK. Regina, SK.


D6 9U 1959, canopy, winch, angle blade, about 400 hrs. on new rails, sprockets, corner bits and cutting edge, direct start EXCELLENT FARM CATS for sale come with engine, good operating condition, $12,900 warranty: Komatsu, Cat, Fiat Allis. Call for OBO. 306-769-4132, Arborfield, SK. more info excellent working condition. 2006 JD 3800 TELEHANDLER, 3900 hrs. Most newer UC, rebuilt engine, and trans new Michelin rubber. Call for attachments. bush, guarded. Call for price. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB.

NORTHWEST TUB GRINDING: Mobile truck mounted 1150 Haybuster tub grinder for your hay and straw grinding needs. Call for rates and bookings, Ron 306-883-7124, Email: Leoville, SK. TWO VOLVO A-30D Articulated trucks, ATTACHMENTS PARTS COMPONENTS 23.5x25 tires, 2003 and 2004, $85,000 for construction equipment. Attachments each. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. for dozers, excavators and wheel loaders. Used, Re-built, Surplus, and New equipCATERPILLAR 14D GRADER, 1964, ment parts and major components. Call BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective way to clear land. Four season service, good shape. Call for price 204-267-2292 Western Heavy Equipment 306-981-3475, or 204-226-3612, Oakville, MB. Prince Albert, SK. competitive rates, 275 HP unit, also avail. trackhoe with thumb, multiple bucket at- 2007 KOMATSU PC200 LC-8 hyd. excatachments. Bury rock and brush piles and vator w/QA cleanup bucket, 9’6” stick, aux. SKIDSTEER: 2008 CASE 465 Series III, fence line clearing. Borysiuk Contracting hyds., 12,582 hrs., new UC $60,000; Also cab, heat, new tires, 2700 hrs., $21,000. Inc., Prince Albert, SK., all kinds of buckets, various shapes and Call 306-940-6835, Prince Albert, SK. 306-960-3804. GARWOOD IND. 12 yard pull scraper, sizes. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. control, 9’ cut width, hydraulic unload MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. CLIFF’S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some hyd. $16,900. 1-888-278-4905 or view Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: o l d e r C at s , I H a n d A l l i s C h a l m e r s . assist, 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, rock NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, 2 0 1 0 C AT 9 5 0 H W H E E L L O A D E R , buckets, grapples, weld-on plates, hyd. aupayloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and 27,417 hrs., w/Cat quick coupler bucket, gers, brush cutters and more large stock. v e r t i c a l b e a t e r s p r e a d e r s . P h o n e 3-3/4 cu. yards, 23.5x25 tires, F.O.B. Top quality equipment, quality welding 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. $75,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB and sales. Call Darcy at 306-731-3009, 306-731-8195, Craven, SK. LOOKING FOR CUSTOM FARM WORK, seeding, spraying and combining. Call for 2010 JD 624J wheel loader, 5000 hours, pricing and to book spring acres. Call Mike excellent condition, QA. 780-983-0936, 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. Westlock, AB.

FORESTRY MULCHING SERVICES, Forestry mulchers for hire. Road allowances; Fence lines; Clearing farmland. Also subsoiling services- grinding roots and stumps up so you can seed your farm land breakings JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster instantly. No more picking roots and with 400 HP, serving Saskatchewan. Call stumps! Call 306-921-8532, Melfort, SK. 306-334-2232, 306-332-7332, Balcarres.

BUYING USED LEAFCUTTER bee nest foam, polyester or felt. Will take any condition. Call 306-730-9895, Melville, SK.

RECLAMATION CONTRACTORS: Bigham 3 and 4 leg mechanical trip 3 pt. hitch Paratills in stock; parts for Bigham and Tye Paratills. Call Kelloughs: 1-888-500-2646.

1974 CAT D7F, 14’ angle dozer, 26” pads, 2 MACK TANDEM trucks w/dump boxes, 3306 eng., 60% UC, vg cond., $42,000 $7700 ea; IH 366 dsl., 34,000 kms and 16’ van body. Few other trucks in stock; 100’ OBO. 204-467-2109, Stonewall, MB. ladder truck; 2 Cat scrapers 463, $23,000 2 - 2 0 0 7 VO LVO A 3 0 D r o c k t r u c k s , for pair; New 24’ garbage box. Salvage of $89,000 ea. More items avail. Robert Har- all types. Call Cambrian Equipment Sales ris, 204-642-9959, 204-470-5493, Gimli, Ltd., 494 Panet Road, Winnipeg, MB., MB. 204-667-2867 fax 204-667-2932. COMMERCIAL GRADE Wind and weather shelter buildings available in widths from 20’ to 90’. Prices starting at $2495. If you have bought an auction building and need to upgrade to more durable material or parts we can help. Located in Yorkton. Contact Paul at 306-641-5464 or Ladimer 306-795-7779.

KOMATSU D85 P-21 dozer, rebuilt motor, trans., torque, steering, final drives, 85% UC, 36” pads like new, 16’ twin tilt angle blade, AC, heat, warranty, $98,000. Can deliver. 204-743-2324 any time Cypress HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 River, MB. yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, 1999 K LITE LIFTKING 8M22 forklift, 8000 custom conversions available. Looking for lbs. max load, 12’ lift height, Cummins dsl. Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., c / w b l a d e at t a c h m e n t , $ 8 5 0 0 O B O. 306-231-7318, 306-682-4520 Muenster SK 780-218-2151, Andrew, AB. CAT HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS: 2011 HITACHI ZX270 LC-3 hyd. thumb 463, 435, 80 and 70, all vg condition, new excavator, 6950 hrs., 12’ 6” stick, c/w QA conversion. Also new and used scraper bucket, very good shape, $119,000. Call tires. Can deliver. 204-793-0098, Stony 204-325-8019, 204-362-1091, Winkler, MB Mountain, MB.

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VANFIELD TUB GRINDING, (3) 525HP truck mounted 1150 Haybusters: 1 located in Delia, AB and 2 in Bashaw, AB. 50 bales/hr. avg., can grind grain and bales through 1/ 8"-7" screens, whatever you prefer. Call for more details, Rick 403-741-627 or Warren 403-783-0662.

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NEW 8’, 3 PTH, PTO snowblower; 3- old trucks w/snowblowers; 4- truck snow blades; 2- V-plows for graders; Side wings for graders; Bombardier w/broom; 2- 4x4 holder w/snowblower; 4x4 trackless with broom; 4x4 trackless w/blade; 12- loaders, dozers and excavators; IH TD9-92 w/loader, $5900; Cat D2-5U w/loader, $4900; 20- Graders being parted out; 7work ready graders; Over 400 buckets for loaders and backhoes; Over 300 construction tires, new and used; Hundreds of hyd. cylinders; Over 70 sets of forklift forks; 52’ scissor lift; 15- Running forklifts from 2 to 9 ton, 1988 Clark 668 grapple skidder; 1989 TJ 380B line skidder; IH 3964 feller buncher; Case 125B delimber; JD 190D excavator; Sawmill and other bush equip.; 1998 EX270 excavator; Over 50 generators, 3 to 193 KW; Over 1000 new and used UC rollers; 2- 811 Bobcat backhoe attachments; New/used parts of all types; Hundreds of misc. attachments. Central Canada’s largest wreckers of construction equipment. 2 yards, over 50 acres. Call Cambrian Equipment Sales Ltd., Winnipeg, MB. Ph. 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932. 12’ 6-WAY MINI PULL DOZER; 16’ 6-Way Supreme pull dozer; 8’ to 14’ tilt land levelers. We fabricate various sizes and models of snow buckets. 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. WANTED: 580D CASE BACKHOE running or not. Kelvington, SK. Call 306-327-7552, email: HEATERS- 16,000 to 215,000 BTU diesel or propane. Visit your nearest Flaman location or call 1-888-435-2626. GARWOOD IND. 12 yard pull scraper, hyd. control, 9’ cut width, hydraulic unload assist, $16,900. 1-888-278-4905 or view CASE 590 BACKHOE, 4x4, extend-a-hoe; JD 772BH grader, with snow wing. Call 306-238-4411, Goodsoil, SK. 11R24.5 SUPERHAWK new industrial t i r e s , 1 6 p l y, t u b e l e s s , $ 3 5 9 . 1-888-278-4905.

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LANDMASTER DOZER: Professionally Engineered & Manufactured. Lease to own. Zero down. Semi-annual payments. Lease term up to 72 months. Call for details and pricing. Sask - Neil 306-231-8300 or Alta. Gord, 780-913-7353. KELLO DISC BLADES and bearings: 22” to 42” notched. Parts: oilbath and greaseable bearings to service all makes of heavy construction discs. Call: 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB.


DIESEL ENGINES, OVERHAUL kits and 3406 CAT 5000 hours SMOH. Please call parts for most makes. Cat, CIH, Cummins, Tony at 780-689-4395, Lac la Biche, AB. Detroit, Mack. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts and Service phone: 306-543-8377, fax: 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. GREAT PRICES ON new, used and remanufactured engines, parts and accessories for diesel pickups. Large inventory, engines can be shipped or installed. Give us a call or check: Thickett Engine Rebuilding. 204-532-2187, Russell, MB. USED, REBUILT or NEW engines. Specializing in Cummins, have all makes, large 2006 D61 PX-15, 2405 orig. hrs., 6-way inventory of parts, re-powering is our speblade, 34� pads, near new UC, 155 HP, exc. cialty. 1-877-557-3797, Ponoka, AB. working cond., S/N #B41323, $68,000. WANTED DIESEL CORES: ISX and N14 Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River. Cummins, C15 Cats, Detroits Ddec 3, 4, 2003 270C JD EXCAVATOR, 10,300 DD15. Can-Am Truck 1-800-938-3323. hrs., QA, wrist and dig buckets, hyd. thumb, $62,500. Call 204-746-4131 or 290 CUMMINS, 350 Detroit, 671 Detroit, Series 60 cores. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK view website: 1980 D8K CRAWLER, dirt till blade, bush sweeps, good undercarriage, $38,000. Phone 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. WANTED: LELAND ELECTRIC motor to fit Beatty vertical working head on 2’ well 2004 CAT D7R-XR Series II angle dozer, casing. 780-632-7151, Vegreville, AB. full canopy and ripper. 780-983-0936, Westlock, AB. FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL sales, service and parts. Also sale HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, motor and repairs to, all makes and sizes of 80, and 435, 4 to 30 yd. available. Rebuilt of, pumps converters, etc. Tisdale for years of trouble-free service. Lever M o t o randR phase ewinding 1984 Ltd., Holdings Inc. 306-682-3332 Muenster, SK. 306-873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A111th Ave., Tisdale, SK. Website: 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK.

DIAMOND CANVAS SHELTERS, sizes ranging from 15’ wide to 120’ wide, any length. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB.


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ELECTRICAL ROTO PHASE Converter, 60HP, CAT C12, 355 HP, runs good, still in truck, 3 phase, c/w 75KVA 240/600 volt trans- AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. come and have a listen! $7500. Cam-Don former, new condition. 250-489-9502, For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. Cranbrook, BC. Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.



BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS, quonsets, convex and rigid frame straight walls, grain tanks, metal cladding, farm- commercial. Construction and concrete crews. Guaranteed workmanship. Call your Saskatoon and Northwest Behlen Distributor, Janzen Steel Buildings, 306-242-7767, Osler, SK.


• Dimensional Frame • Post Buildings • Engineered Steel Buildings C o lo re d ro o f m e ta l, co lo red w a lls a n d trim s (o u ts id e co rn ers , b a s e fla s h, ea ve fla s h, ga b le fla s h, J cha n n el, d rip fla s h), S teel In s . W a lk In Do o r a n d L o cks et. 5 0x80x16’ - trea ted 6x6 p o s tb ld g c/w 28x16 s lid in g d o o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,900.85 Phone with your building size requirements for a free estimate.

CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, all types up to 22’ diameter. 10% spring discount. Accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, 306-961-9699, Prince Albert, SK. GATCO POWERLESS GRAIN AERATION. Heated cereal grain and oilseeds can be prevented from ever happening again in bins, quonsets and grain piles! Cost friendly and very effective. ABSOLUTELY a great way to condition and insure your grain. Check out our website for information & testimonials: Phone GATCO for details 306-778-3338.

Didsbury, AB

403-415-5502 LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stocking dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid Openers, 18� to 39�. Rosler Construction 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK.

FOR ALL YOUR grain storage, hopper BIN MOVING, all sizes up to 19’ diameter, cone and steel floor requirements contact: w/wo floors; Also move liquid fert. tanks. Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin, SK. Toll 306-629-3324, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK. free: 1-888-304-2837. 10,000 BU. HOPPER BINS- Winter booking CUSTOM BUILT HOPPER BOTTOMS for all prices in effect. We guarantee delivery and bins, large and small. Magnum Fabricating, set up. Start planning for next year, see 3 0 6 - 6 6 2 - 2 1 9 8 , M ap l e C r e e k , S K . your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 for more information.


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GRAIN BIN INSTALLATION. Large diameter bin setup, concrete, repairs. Quadra Development Corp., 1-800-249-2708. MERIDIAN AND WESTEEL fertilizer bins. on sale now. See your nearest Flaman POLY GRAIN BINS, 40 to 150 bu. for grain store of call 1-888-435-2626. cleaning, feed, fertilizer and left over treatseed. 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. TIM’S CUSTOM BIN MOVING and Haul- ed ing Inc. Up to 22’ diameter. 204-362-7103


KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD/ OPI STORMAX. For sales and service east central SK. and MB., call Gerald Shymko, Calder, SK., 306-742-4445 or toll free 1-888-674-5346.

NEW CONVEY-ALL DRIVE OVER belt conveyor w/electric drive 20 HP motor. Retail $15,000. Special year end price, $12,900. 306-222-6173, Saskatoon, SK. BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” end units available; Transfer conveyors and bag conveyors or will custom build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK.

20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335.

12,000 BU. SUPERIOR COMBO with triple skid. Set-up $28,940. Middle Lake Steel. 306-367-4306 or 306-367-2408. U-WELD HOPPER Cones, sizes from 12 to 24. Phone 306-367-4306 or 306-367-2408. BOOK NOW, TAKE DELIVERY, DON’T PAY UNTIL NOVEMBER, 2017. Top quality MERIDIAN bins. All prices include: skid, ladders to ground, manhole, set-up and delivery within set radius. Meridian Hopper combos: 3500 bushel, $10,450. SPECIAL: 5000 bu., $13,990. We manufactor superior quality hoppers and steel floors for all makes and sizes. Know what you are investing in. Call and find out why our product quality and price well exceeds the competition. We also stock replacement lids for all makes and models of bins. Leasing available. Hoffart Services Inc., 306-957-2033, Odessa, SK. BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS and accessories available at Rosler Construction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK.


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2012 TENDER TRAILER: 30 MT ConveyAll trailer, tri-axle, 5 hoppers, self contained hyd. drive powered by Subaru gas motor 36 HP, exc. cond., field ready, $85,000. Bill 780-210-0800, Andrew, AB.

BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new and used sea containers, all sizes. 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK. CONTAINERS FOR SALE OR RENT: All 2011 4520 1-bin, 70’ booms, $145,000; 2sizes. Now in stock: 50 used, 53’ steel and 2010 Case 4520’s, 70’ booms: 3-bin, 3100 insulated SS. 306-861-1102, Radville, SK. hrs., $168,000; SPECIAL- 2010 Case 4520, 1-bin, 5100 hrs., $93,500; 220’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and 2007 Case 4520’s, 3-bin, 70’ booms, 3300 modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina hrs., AutoSteer, $134,000 and $98,000; and Saskatoon, SK. 2006 Case 4510, AutoSteer, FlexAir 70’ 306-933-0436. booms, 7400 hrs., $77,000; 2005 Case 4520 w/70’ FlexAir, 4000 hrs., $78,000; 2004 Case 4010, 80’ SPRAYER, 7000 hrs., $58,000; 2- 2004 Loral AirMax 1000s, 70’ booms, immaculate, $76,000 and $93,000; 2006 2-bin AgChem, 70’ booms, $58,000; 2002 KBH Semi tender, self-contained, $32,000; 2009 and 2012 Merritt semi belt tender, self contained, $32,000 and $42,000; 2- 24 ton Wilmar tender beds, $17,500 ea; 2012 Wilmar Rangler 4560, 780 hrs., $28,500; 2009 Rangler, 2400 hrs, $23,500; 1974 10,000 gal. NH3 transport, $38,500; 18,000 gal. NH3 holding tank, $34,500. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. HORNOI LEASING NEW and used 20’ and 4 0 ’ s e a c a n s fo r s a l e o r r e n t . C a l l POLY FIBERGLASS LIQUID fertilizer tanks: 306-757-2828, Regina, SK. 30,000 gallon and 10,000 gal. Ph Patrick 306-631-9577, Chamberlain, SK. SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4-8 ton, 10 ton inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Willmar Tender. Call 204-857-8403, Portage La Prairie, MB. Saskatoon, SK.

2013 CONVEY-ALL TCSNH1045 HDMK conveyor w/new belt, $17,000; 2013 R1041 Wheatheart w/38HP mover and clutch, $9995. Both in excellent condition. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK.

GRAVITY WAGONS: New 400 bu, $7,400; 600 bu., $12,500; 750 bu., $18,250. Large selection of used gravity wagons, 250-750 bu. Used grain carts, 450 to 1110 bushel. View at: NEW MERIDIAN AUGERS: TL12-39 with 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB. 37 HP, EFI Vanguard eng., c/w mover, HD clutch, reversing gearbox and lights. Retail $24,200, cash price $19,500. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. USED LMC GRAVITY SEPARATORS, 400 BPH and 300 BPH units available. Call LMC WINTER CLEARANCE: Loaded HD8-39/ Canada 1-800-667-6924. HD8-46/ TL 10-39 plus SLMD12 - 72 and SLMD12 - 95 plus. Used Augers: 2014 HD (2) CARTER DAY 612 graders; Carter Day 8-53 loaded, excellent; 2012 TL 10-39; 412 cleaner, setup for flaxseed w/newer 2012 SLMD 12-72 with winch and swing shells. Call Ted Petracek 306-745-3829, mover; Brandt 10x60 S/A: Wheatheart Email: Esterhazy, SK. 8x51’ c/w mover. Also dealer for ConveyAll Conveyors. Leasing available! Call Dale CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to a t M a i n w a y F a r m E q u i p m e n t , mustard. Cert. organic and conventional. 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299, Davidson, 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. SK. SEED CLEANERS SALE: 2015 Orion NEVER CLIMB A BIN AGAIN! Full-bin Su- screen machine, many upgrades - better per Sensor, reliable hardwired with 2 year than new. Good selection of screens; 1995 warranty; Magnetic Camera Package - One Kamas Westrup air/screen machine, man positioning of auger (even at night); UB1500 4 variable pitch decks. Excellent Hopper Dropper - Unload your hopper bins selection of screens; 2015 Mercury inwithout any mess; Wireless Magnetic LED dents, easy change nickel plated non-stick Light - Position your swing auger at night shells; 1995 Carter day indents; 1994 14M from the comfort of your truck. Safety and Forsberg Gravity, new shaker arms and convenience are the name of the game. your selection of new deck screen; 1995 C o n t a c t B r o w n l e e s Tr u c k i n g I n c . , Damas indent, extra shells; 6 pairs of spi306-228-2971, 1-877-228-5598, Unity, SK. ral separators. Call Warren 204-730-0430 or Simon 204-720-9155, Ellis Seeds, Wawanesa, MB. MERIDIAN AUGERS in stock at Flaman. Call 1-888-435-2626. or visit your nearest DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Call 204-857-8403, Flaman location. Portage la Prairie, MB. or visit online: REMOTE CONTROL SWING AUGER movers, trailer chute openers, endgate 7 SCREEN KWIK-KLEEN with 2 sets of and hoist systems, wireless full bin alarms, screens; Sukup rotary screen electric facswing belt movers, wireless TractorCams, tory complete with augers and hopper. motorized utility carts. All shipped directly Call 306-460-9440, Kindersely, SK. to you. Safety, convenience, reliability. Kramble Industries at 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, 2008 GSI 1226, 3 PH NG/LPG, 10.5 million Westfield, Westeel augers; Auger SP kits; BTU, batch or continuous, 3640 BPH. Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pound- Portable, needs nothing, still in operation, ers. Good prices, leasing available. Call $99,000. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. 1-866-746-2666. AERATION FANS, rockets ductwork, temp BRANDT 8x50, BLUE, hyd. mover, winch, monitoring equipment and more. Visit bin sweep, good cond. Ed 306-272-3848, your nearest Flaman store to see selection 306-269-7745, Foam Lake, SK. or call 1-888-435-2626.

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NEW 2016 BRANDT swing away augers, 13110HP+, 4 to choose from. 2 electric NEW BATCO 2075 w/electric drive kit. and 1 hyd. swing away, 13,000 bu. per/hr. Retail $36,500. Blow-out Special, $28,500. 3 augers, M13X110 HP, 1 auger, 10”x80’ 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. $33,000 ea. Call any time, 204-743-2324, 2005 PETERBILT STAHLY, Cummins, Al- Cypress River, MB. lison auto., New Leader L3020 G4, monitor, New Leader controller, Starlink GPS 4145 hours, $78,000; 2004 Peterbilt, Cummins, Allison auto, 1800 gal stainless, 80’ boom, Raven controller, Raven AutoSteer, Raven section shutoff, 4270 hours 9’ GRAINSTOR BAGGER w/belt televeyor. $65,000. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Cho- Financing avail. Email teau, MT. Leduc, AB.

BOND SEA CONTAINERS. New, used and modified sea containers. All sizes avail. Buy, rent or lease. Call Bond today 306-373-2236, or visit

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2012 CONVEY-ALL TCHSS 1045 conveyor, 10”x45’, stainless steel w/Flave conveyor and skid mount wet kit, $19,800. 1-888-278-4905 MERIDIAN AUGERS IN STOCK: swings, truck loading, Meridian SP movers. Call Hoffart Services Inc., Odessa, SK., 306-957-2033. MERIDIAN GRAIN AUGERS available 2009 TERRAGATOR 8204, Cat, TerraShift, with self-propelled mover kits and bin Airmax Precision 2, twin bin, SmarTrax, sweeps. Call Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipaw4530 hrs., $73,500; 2008 4 WD Ag-Chem in, SK. Toll free 1-888-304-2837. 8244, airflow bed, 70’ booms, $69,500; 2006 8204 twin bin, 5600 hrs., $56,000. USD prices. 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. View

CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now BATCO CONVEYORS, new and used, available. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, grain augers and SP kits. Delivery and AB. leasing available. 1-866-746-2666.

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LABTRONICS 919 MODEL moisture tester, 3.5” barrel, 2 thermometer, 1 chart book, 3 screens, $800 OBO. Phone for details 306-882-2702, Rosetown, SK. BIN SENSE- Protect your livelihood. Check moisture and grain temperature right from your smart phone. Call Flaman 1-888-435-2626.

CONVEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accessories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. 510 WALINGA GRAIN VAC, totally rebuilt. Call Dave 204-623-6824, The Pas, MB.

BALE SPEARS, high quality imported from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, excellent pricing. Call now toll free 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. 2006 HESSTON 814 round baler, 8970 bales, 1000 PTO, twine and net wrap, hydraulic PU, automatic oiler, $12,500. 780-349-9734, Westlock, AB. BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. Call now 1-866-443-7444. HIGHLINE SELF-LOADING BALE mover BM1400, purchased new in 2016, $28,990 OBO. Call 780-709-4090, Vermilion, AB.

2013 CLAAS 3300 RC Quadrant 3x4 square baler, approx. 7000 bales made, vg cond., $110,000. Can deliver. Call anytime 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

1998 INTERNATIONAL 8825 HP, 25” double swath, 1347 hrs. GPS. 306-483-7322. Frobisher, SK. PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. We distribute parts for all PU reels. Call 1-888-278-4905.


2012 NH CR9090, 988 eng./656 thres. hrs, 523HP w/355 bu. tank, factory hopper ext., c/w NH 790CP PU, Deluxe straw chopper, NH chaff spreader, HID lights, long auger, Premium leather cab, Intellicruise/Optifan, Y&M, full factory guidance w/Intell IV/ 372/ Nav., 620/70R42 front duals, 600/ 65R28 floation rears, electric mirrors, shedfield ready, excellent cond, $280,000. 2005 CASE/IH WDX 1202 SP swather, 30', ded, 123 HP engine, 1900 hrs., cab susp., hyd. 403-501-1165 or 403-377-2416, Tilley, AB. fore/aft and tilt, Roto-Shears on each end and Mandako mounted 10' swath roller used one season, very good cond., $52500 204-362-2449, 204-246-2388, Darlingford, JD 1870 CONSERVA PAK- Seed Tips. More MB. carbide than OEM tips for longer life. Paired row, $140; Sideband, $110. Ask us how to RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most save 15% on your order. 306-708-4327. makes and sizes; also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK WANTED: 14’ HAY HEADER in good condi- AGRICULTURAL PARTS STO RE tion Case/IH 8830. Phone 403-749-2435. Delburne, AB. 14 JD 635FD Flex Draper, dual kife, poly tine reel . $95,600 NOW $82,300. South H ydra ulic Pa rts 2012 MANDAKO SWATH ROLLER, 10’ Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regi& D oin g H ydra ulic R e p a ir poly, axle mount, electric winch, excellent na, SK Ca ll NODGE Firs t condition, $2980. 1-888-278-4905 or view 2013 JD 640D 40’, hydra float, pea auSwift Current, SK ger, hyd. tilt, for STS/S series, vg cond. • S e e d Bo o ts & Tips • Pic ku p Be lts 2000 AG SHIELD Yield Shield, 30’ cano- 1-888-278-4905. & Te e th • Air S e e d e r Ho s e la pusher, overall good condition, $2950. • Pa c ke rW he e l C a ps • Ele va to r C ha in s 1-888-278-4905 3 HONEYBEE ST30’s drapers w/JD adap& S pro c ke ts • Nic ho ls S ho ve ls tors, field ready, $18,000-$25,000. Leduc, • Fe e d e r C ha in s AB. E-mail: • Ha rro w Tin e s & S pro c ke ts • Ba le r Be lts • C o m b in e pa rts • Ha yin g & Ha rve s t • C a n va s Pa rts & S u pplie s • Tra c to r Pa rts w w w .n od gem fg.c om Buy Nowe! 2000 CASE/IH 2388 w/1015 header, $65,000; 2004 2388 w/2015 PU header, 1-800-667-7421 and Sav $115,000; 2006 2388 w/2015 PU header, $130,000; 2009 7088 w/2016 PU header, $180,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2006 NEW HOLLAND HW365, available with 2010 Honeybee draper w/rotoshears, cut approx 4000 acres, vg cond; Also have 2355 NH disc head, air bag suspension on rear axle, Trimble GPS w/AutoSteer, 1850 hrs, 225HP, good condition. 204-312-8077, Morden, MB.

GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always 1998 SPRAY-COUPE 4640, new auto., buying tractors). David or Curtis, Roblin, 75’ booms, tall tires, one owner, Outback MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. plumbed, 2600 hrs., $36,000. Financing available. Leduc, AB. COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and used parts for most makes of tractors, 2013 JD 4940, 1850 hrs., 1600 gal. tank. combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. 120’, 2 sets of tires, JD Height control, 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, Borden, 2630 GPS, 3000 receiver, $280,000. 204-247-2142, Roblin, MB. SK. We buy machinery. 2011 JD 4830, 100’, with only 1150 hours, full AutoSteer, 1000 gal. SS tank, all THE REAL USED FARM options, both sets of tires, $219,000. PARTS SUPERSTORE 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK.  Tra ctors  Com b in e s  Sw a th e rs  Dis ce rs  Ba

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2004 CIH 8010 w/2016 PU, 2899 eng hrs. 2191 thres hrs., 900 metric, long auger, recent $36,000 w/o, put through shop every year, asking $97,000. 306-287-7645, Watson, SK. 2007 7010 Case/IH, dual wheels, w/2016 header, $170,000. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

2011 CLAAS LEXION 760, 700 sep. hrs., fully loaded, $265,000 CAD OBO; 2010 Lexion 590, fully loaded, 500 sep. hrs., $220,000 CAD OBO. All exc. cond., used only in small grains; 2000 Lexion 480, $27,000 CAD OBO. Delivery available. Call 218-779-1710.

2007 JD 1770NT 16 row 30” planter, c/w 2 pt. hitch, liquid fertilizer kit, 600 gallon liquid fert. tank, 240 gal. liquid fert. tank, MaxEmerge XP, not used last 2 years, monitor and controller included, MILLAR CONDOR 40, 100’ boom, 1000 $60,000. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. gal. tank, 100 gal. rinse tank, AutoBoom, AutoSteer, AutoHeight, 2 sets of rear tires, crop dividers, 1600 hrs., new diff. and planetary, good condition. 306-769-8887, 306-276-7788, Arborfield, SK. 2014 JD 4730, 500 hrs., 100’ boom, Autotrac, JD link, floats 20.8x38, also narrow set, asking $285,000. Call 306-441-8466, Battleford, SK.


2011 IH 2152, 40’, w/ Auto HHC, new knife & guards, very good cond...$38,800 2013 MD D65-D, 40’, AHHC, hyd. tilt, transport, very good cond...$49,800 2011 MD D60-D 40’, DKD, transport, new knife & guards, nice header..$46,800 2011 MD D60-D, 45’, rigid draper, DKD, AHHC, hyd tilt, transport....$39,800 2011 MD D60-D, 45’, DKD, AHHC, hyd tilt, transport....$34,800 1-888-606-6362.

AFTER SEASON SALE! All makes of combine platforms: Flex, Rigid, Corn heads. Reconditioned and field ready. Reimer Farm Equipment, #12 Hwy. N, Steinbach, Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000. BRAND NEW 2015 CLAAS LEXION MB. 780TT, fully loaded with all options. Save $1000’s. Delivery available. 218-779-1710.

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1-888-606-6362. 2010 9870, ProDrive, Harvest Smart, self2388 4WD KIT, complete kit off a 2388, level shoe, Rice dual tires, 615 PU, exc., w/2010 635D draper header, $249,000. including axle, $15,000. 1-888-278-4905 or view Can separate. Henry 403-588-0958 Alix AB PICKUP REEL PARTS WAREHOUSE: 2011 JD 9770 STS, 2123 eng. hrs., 1494 sep. hrs., 520x42 duals, FCC, spreader, MacDon, UII, JD, Hart Carter, CNH, AGCO. We distribute parts for all PU reels. Call Contour-Master, fore/aft, Y&M, shedded, good condition, $175,000. 204-362-1337, 1-888-278-4905. Portage la Prairie, MB.

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SCHULTE SNOWBLOWERS 84” - 117” 3 point hitch units available for front model units. Top quality Saskatchewan made. See your nearest Flaman location or call 1-888-435-2626.

2006 9660 WTS, 914 PU, duals, 2300/ 1550 hrs. $132,500. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.



Make tire swaps and changes safe and easy. Lifts, rolls, and rotates tires with precision and accommodates 24” to 46” wheels and up to 4000 lbs...Call us! 1-888-606-6362.

BRANDT 2500 SPRAYER, 100’ c/w 1200 gallon tank, OutBack monitor, good cond. Call 403-580-0155, Medicine Hat, AB. 2008 CASE SRX 160, 120' booms, 4 sections, 3 way nozzle bodies, wind skirts, rinse tank, induction tank, foam marker, SP 655 monitor, 480/80R38 tires @ 85%. $25,000. 403-866-7277, Richmound, SK. HEAVY DUTY WHEEL DOLLY. Change your sprayer tires in less than an hour! Over 100 units sold last 12 months. Perfect tool for S67XL FLEXI-COIL, 100’, rinse tank, foam safely and quickly moving or changing m a r ke r, 1 2 0 0 g a l l o n , w i n d s c r e e n s . large wheels/tires, $1,499. 403-892-3303, 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. Carmangay, AB.

1992 JD 9600, 3800 sep. hrs., always shedded, over $80,000 invested in past 5 yrs. Precision cylinder and beater, vg cond., $33,000. 204-324-7382, 204-324-5434, Altona, MB.

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Huge Inventory Of Used, New & Rebuilt Combine & Tractor Parts. Tested And Ready To Ship. We Purchase Late Model Equipment For Parts.

2013 NH P2070 zero-till air drill 50', as new 2800 acres, $160,000 OBO. 780-524-7952, Valleyview, AB. 2009 JD 1830 61’, 10” spacing, 3 1/2” packer wheels, Pattison liquid TBH. 1910 430 bu. coneyor bag lift, 2600 monitor dual wheels. Phone 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. 2013 BOURGAULT 3320 XTC 66’, 10” space, MRB, DS, Bourgault updates done, blockage and X20 monitors c/w 6700 cart, 2 fans, 4 metering tanks, conveyor, duals, whole unit always shedded, exc. cond., $305,000. 780-872-3262, Lashburn, SK. 2009 NEW HOLLAND P2060, 70', DS, 12" sp., Concord packers, factory disc closers, Alpine liquid, w/Devloo scrapers and P1060 430 bu. cart, $80,000. 306-693-2769 Moose Jaw, SK. Email:




OPENERS AVAILABLE! 800 FLEXI-COIL 33’, DS, with 1720 tank, (last 800 made), 12” spacing, 550 lbs shanks, Poirier seed boots, low acres, tank shedded until this year. 306-745-7505 or 306-877-2014, Dubuc, SK. 2010 SEEDMASTER 70-12 w/JD 1910 430 bu. duals, conveyor, $129,000 OBO. Delivery available 306-563-8482, Moose Jaw SK 1996 FLEXI-COIL 5000 with 2320 cart, 57’, 9” spacing, good condition, $25,000 OBO. 204-250-4796, Plumas, MB. CONSERVA PAK 3112 33’ w/Flexi-Coil 2320 TBT tank, 1 owner, shedded, $12,000 w/o on metering system (last spring), $35,000 OBO. 780-787-0367, Elk Point, AB PACKER WHEELS: Many wheels available for Bourgault, SeedMaster and Seed Hawk air drills, $45. Phone 1-888-278-4905 or visit: 2011 MORRIS CONTOUR 61’, 12” space, DS, 6000 acres on Atom Jet openers, 5.5x8 semi pneumatic packers, new hoses, 2013 Morris 8650XL TBT mech. drive, vg cond, $165,000. 306-421-3865 Estevan SK 1998 FLEXI-COIL 57’ 5000 air drill and 320 bu. tank, $20,000 OBO. Troy 306-296-7899 or Jerome 306-296-7784, Frontier, SK. 2005 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 57’, 10” spacing, steel packers, double shoot, 3450 tank, 3 comp., mechanical drive cart, vg shape, $60,000 OBO. 403-317-4976, Burdett, AB.

We are more than just combines… We offer a wide selection of field-ready used Agricultural & Industrial Equipment.

JOHN DEERE 9500, premium condition, new concaves and rub bars recently, low hrs. Phone 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB.

1997 CONCORD 4812, DS dry with NH3, Dutch openers, 2000 JD 1900 seed cart, 270 bu, $25,000. 306-452-3233, Antler, SK

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2010 MORRIS 8370, 3 tank, variable rate, TBT, 440 bu., $69,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.


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1981 MASSEY 860, c/w PU table, needs injection pump and TLC, $3500 OBO. Willing to take trade on small 2WD tractor, (Case, JD or Massey). 306-460-9027, 306-463-3480, Flaxcombe, SK.


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1998 JD CTS MAXIMIZER II, 2330 sep. hrs., Strawmaster PU, gone through thoroughly ever year, $38,000. 306-279-7757 ask for Ted. Yellow Creek, SK.

2001 9650 STS, 2349 sep. hrs., 3476 eng. hrs., 2500 acres on new concaves, duals, Outback steering valve, in great condition, c/w PU header, $62,500. Also with 930 30’ flex head, $75,000 for all. May separate. Call 306-630-9838, Brownlee, SK.

2001 JD 4710, 100’ boom, 3400 hrs., height control, w/JD 2630 monitor, 800 gal. tank, sectional control, 2 sets tires, 3” fill, $113,900. 306-535-9141, Balcarres, SK SPRA-COUPE 7650, 2005, 80’ booms, 725 gal. tank, 380/90R46 skinniest, 620 rear floats, 5000 rate controller w/Outback S3 mapping and sec. control, 3-way nozzles, front tires brand new, rear diff. rebuilt last spring, 2678 hrs., always shedded, $70,000. 306-246-4442, Hafford, SK.


SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge inventory new and used tractor parts. 70 IHC POINT HITCH snowblower, 84’ cut, manual shoot, good condition. $1400 OBO, 1-888-676-4847. Briercrest, SK. 2004 NEW HOLLAND CX 860 w/PU headLOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE er, 2237 threshing. hrs., good condition, 2011 JD 615P, Header and pickup, nice Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. AGED INVENTORY SALE! New Artsway 3PT $75,000. 204-250-4796, Plumas, MB. belts, auger & floor 80%, overall very good We sell new, used and remanufactured snowblowers made in Ontario, 72” manual cond. $19,800 parts for most farm tractors and combines. turner $2750; 78” hyd. turner, $3550; 96” hyd., $5400; 102” hyd., $6950; 108” hyd., 1-888-606-6362. AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older trac- $7200; 102 and 120” hyd. contractors, tors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- $7790 + $9100 faded paint. Limited quanNEW MD PW8 16’ pickups for CNH and er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle- tities. One used 84” hyd., $2700; One used John Deere, trades wanted! $29,800. ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. 102” single auger hyd., $4500. Cam-Don 1-888-278-4905. WANTED: USED DIESEL injection pump for Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. International 560, 660 or 556. 403-223-8472, Taber, AB.


WANTED: CONCORD AIR DRILL or Concord parts drill. Please call 780-943-2191, Heinsberg, AB.

2012 MORRIS CONTOUR II 61’ air drill, 12” spacing, w/8650 XL air cart w/duals, var. rate, Eston special fertilizer Broadcast 2013 VERSATILE SX275, 120’, AutoBoom, kit, Bourgault tillage tool, 3/4” Eagle Beak crop dividers, duals, 600 hrs., shedded, vg knives, $185,000. Ph Gerald 306-379-4530 lease return, $175,000. Cam-Don Motors or Nathan 306-831-9246, Fiske, SK. Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

MEDICINE HAT TRACTOR Salvage Inc. Specializing in new, used, and rebuilt agricultural and construction parts. Buying all sorts of ag and construction equipment for dismantling. Call today 1-877-527-7278, Medicine Hat, AB.

T R AC TO R S, C O M B I N E S, S WAT H E R S, ploughs, cultivators, tires and rims, hyd. cylinders, balers, older trucks, crawlers. 204-871-2708, 204-685-2124, Austin, MB.

FLOATER TIRES: Factory rims and tires: John Deere 4045, 710/60R46, $19,500; 800/55R46, $23,500; JD 4038, Case 4420, 650/65R38 Michelin tires and rim, $13,500. Sprayer duals available. Call 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK.

2008 BOURGAULT ST6550, TBH, DS, deluxe auger, rebuilt w/WO’s, 2nd owner, $65,000; Also w/wo 2002 Flexi-Coil 5000 53’, 9” spacing, 4” packers, DS Stealth, $20,000. Financing available. Leduc, AB. Email:

DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abe’s Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON

2009 NH 9070, 1793/1474 hrs, IntelliView II display, Y&M, remote sieve adjust, elec. stonetrap, duals, diff. lock, long auger, PSD, deluxe chopper, chaff spreader, c/w 76-C 14’ Swathmaster PU plus 2003 NH 94-C 36’ draper header, fore/aft, split PU reel, single knife drive, gauge wheels, transport, all stored inside, $200,000 OBO. Call 780-608-9290, Strome, AB.

SEVERAL LOW HOUR JD COMBINES: 9870 STS and 9770 STS. All between 2008-2011 and all between 600-900 sep. hrs. Headers also available. Can arrange delivery. Call 218-779-1710.

SPRAYTEST REMOTE BOOM CONTROL Use wireless remote to turn on individual boom sections for nozzle checks. Easy install with plug and play harness to fit your sprayer. Order your SprayTest today. SPRAYTEST BLUE LED SPRAYER LIGHTS Light Up the entire boom to spray in reduced light or night spraying Toll free: 1-855-859-1200 Ph: 306-859-1200



We have a wide range of Combine & Swather parts to get you back in the field quickly. Our friendly & knowledgeable staff are always ready to meet your needs. Visit or call us today…

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2010 BOURGAULT 5710 54' w/6450 tank, less than 15,000 acres, DS w/MRB's, 10" spacing, 3 tanks metering, deluxe auger, bag lift, 591 monitor, shedded, $135,000. 306-421-5217, Benson, SK. 42’ K-HART DISC DRILL, 2010, DS, 12” spacing, $26,500. Phone 306-255-7777, Colonsay, SK. SALFORD 40’ 522, on 7-1/2” spacing, mid row banders, liquid kit, new discs last year, Salford 3505 air cart, 3 tank, 800x32 tires, dual fans, double shoot, $140,000 OBO. 780-621-4656, Evansburg, AB. 2010 NH P2060 drill and P1050 tank, 57' 10" spacing, 550 lb. shanks, 4" rubber packers, 3" Atom Jet paired row openers with carbide tips and wings, DS dry, 430 bu. tank, 3 comp., 8 run double shoot, dual fans, variable rate drives, Trelleborg 900x60/32 tires, c/w mounted loading/ unloading Convey-All paddle conveyor, $125,000. 204-362-2449 or 204-246-2388, Darlingford, MB. 3850 FLEXI-COIL AIR CART, very good condition, $30,000. Phone 306-672-8102. Gull Lake, SK. JD 1830, 2008, 50’, w/JD 1910 TBH air cart, 430 bu., 10” spacing, Pattison liquid fert., excellent. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. 49’ MORRIS MAXIM, single shoot w/6240 tank. Call 306-460-9440, Kindersley, SK. WANTED: Dual shock kit for a 64” 5710 air drill. Call 306-277-4503, Gronlid, SK.



FLEXI-COIL 300B c/w Barton openers, 38’, FLEXI-COIL 5000 57’ single shoot air 12” spacing, $8900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., p a c , n e w h o s e s , n e w r e a r h i n g e s 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. w/2320cart 7” auger. SPECIAL $28,250. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, 2015 MORRIS 9650 ICT sectional con- Regina, SK trol air cart, seeded approx. 9000 ac., X30 Topcon monitor, Agtron blockage, very 2006 Seedmaster 66-12ATD w/2006 JD good cond., $170,000 OBO. 306-276-7360, 1910-430bu double shoot, smart hitch one season on Valmar. SPECIAL $157,900. Nipawin, SK. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, 2013 SEEDMASTER 6012, seed brakes Regina, SK and other options: Nova 560-8-D, load cells, 40 bu. rear tank, sect. control, flow 2007 SEEDMASTER 80-14 w/ 2011 Bourgault tank, Smart Hitch, double shoot, all sensors, $224,000. 780-754-2361 Irma AB run 3 tank meter. SPECIAL $189,000. 2008 BOURGAULT 3310 55', 10" spacing South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, mid row banders. Single shoot w/6450 Regina, SK trailing cart and Bourgault LFC 2000 gal. 2006 Seedmaster 66-12 Primary bloclage leading liquid twin piston pump, variable on Seed fert, Pneumatic packers, double rate distribution kit. Wayne 306-845-8383, shoot. SPECIAL $99,700. South Country Turtleford, SK. Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK 2013 JOHN DEERE Conserva Pak 4500AC, 2008 Seedmaster 64-12TXB dual castors 40', 12" with 430 bu, 1910 commodity cart, Outer wing wheel, lift kit F/C tow behind exc. cond. 780-636-3768, Vilna, AB. ap. SPECIAL $92,560. South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK 2010 65’ 3310 BOURGAULT Paralink, 12” spacing, mid row shank banding, double 1996 BOURGAULT 40’ 8800/3195, harrows shoot, rear hitch, tandem axles, low acres, and packers, $16,000. Call 306-563-8482, $145,000; 2002 49’ Morris Maxim air drill, Rama, SK. 12” spacing, w/7240 Morris grain cart, 2011 BOURGAULT 6700 air cart X20, 4tm, $52,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, bag lift, $135,000 OBO. Weyburn, SK. 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 306-563-8482. 2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 75’, w/6550 tank, MORRIS CONCEPT 2000 34’ air seeder, 1 year on new tips and discs, very accurate c/w 10” spacing 1720 Flexi-Coil grain tank. d r i l l a n d t a n k , $ 2 0 5 , 0 0 0 O B O. C a l l 403-580-0155, Medicine Hat, AB. 306-867-7165, Loreburn, SK. 2010 Seedmaster 70-12TXB w/2010 JD 2010 MORRIS CONTOUR 48’, 12” spacing, 1910-430bu 8 run double shoot, GreenDS, new carbide sideband openers, Devloo star. Reg: $221,800 SPECIAL $189,100. rotary scrapers, Agtron all run blockage, South Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, TBT, 8300XL tank, 80 bu. 3rd tank, Regina, SK $128,000 OBO. 306-773-9057, Stewart Valley, SK. 70’ SEEDMASTER, M fold, 12” spacing, lift kit, Smart hitch, c/w 2013 Flexi-Coil 580 auger 10”, dual 650’s and Valmar 1665 canola box. 306-648-7765 or 306-648-3216, Gravelbourg, SK.

2014 JOHN DEERE 7230R, 335 hrs, 1000 PTO, H480 loader, 5700 Degelman blade, warranty, exc. 780-636-3768, Vilna, AB.

2016 VERSATILE SD550 Ezee-On 15’ offset disc , 550 lbs./ft., HD bearing pkg., 26”x3/8” notched. Lease or finance OAC. Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212 Perdue SK 1992 37’ CASE/IH 5600 HD cultivator, w/Degelman mounted 4-row harrows, $25,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. JD 2625 WIDE FOLD disc, 30’8” wide, disc blade size 26”x .250, hyd. wing control, wing stabilizer wheels, rolling basket harrows, $59,000. 403-633-0573, Brooks, AB. BREAKING DISCS: KEWANEE, 14’ and 12’; Rome 16’ and 9’; Wishek 14’ and 30’. 2- DMI 7 shank rippers. 1-866-938-8537.

WANTED: 4W305; 4W220; 220 and D21. 8070, 8050 or 8030 MFWD. WANTED: CASE 2096 FWA tractor in 701-240-5737, Minot, ND. good shape, with Cararro front end, with or without FEL. Phone 306-257-3677. 1996 C ASE 5240, 5300 hrs., can be 1981 WHITE 105 with 10’ Leon dozer equipped w/loader; 1999 MX120, 4400 blade, fair cond., $9000. 306-561-7780, hrs.; 1999 MX170, 4600 hrs. w/loader. Call 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. Davidson, SK.

2016 DEMO 80’ DEGELMAN land roller, Odessa Rockpicker Sales. 306-957-4403, Odessa, SK. D E G E L M A N 7 0 0 0 5 0 ’ h e av y h a r r ow, w/2055 Valmar applicator, good cond., 2015 BOURGAULT 3320 XTC, 76’, side $32,000. 780-872-3262, Lashburn, SK. band, 10”, 6550 cart, $258,000 OBO. Will separate units. 306-563-8482, Yorkton, SK

STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS. New and used, from radiator to drawpin, 1969 to 1999. Give us a call 1-800-982-1769 or

2013 SEED HAWK 6012, TBH 600 air cart, double shoot, $215,000. 306-831-9497, Tessier, SK. 2004 40’ SEED HAWK, 357-12 on-board tank, quick pin depth control, Canola tank, new 28Lx26 deep lug tires, Raven NH3 AutoRate, almost new fertilizer knives, shed- WINTER DISCOUNTS on new and used d e d f r o m n ew, $ 8 5 , 0 0 0 . P h o n e B i l l rollers, all sizes. Leasing and delivery 780-926-9151, Lacrete, AB. available. 403-580-6889, Bow Island, AB. VW MFG. Carbide Drill Points and Openers for air drills. New super slim paired row opener VW32RPR. Full orders qualify fo r n e a r ly F r e e , o r F R E E s h i p p i n g . Phone 403-528-3350. 2003 BOURGAULT 54’ 5710 air drill, w/MRBs, Dickey John NH3 kit and set up for dual shoot, $30,000 OBO. 306-658-4240, 306-843-7549, Wilkie, SK. MOON HEAVY HAUL pulling air drills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 30 years experience. Call Bob Davidson, Drumheller, AB. 403-823-0746.

DEGELMAN 45’ LAND ROLLER, $34,900; Flexi-Coil 30’ 6000 disc drill, $16,900 and 57’ 5000, $17,900; Wishek 38’ disc, $104,900. Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030, anytime. North Battleford, SK. 2009 JD 1790 CCS planter, 16/31 row, 30” or 15” row spacing, drawbar hitch, Yetter floating row cleaners, Ridgeland mud cleaning gauge wheels, Keaton seed firmers, In-furrow liquid fertilizer, Precision planting 20/20 monitor, E-sets, air force Auto-down force control. Corn, soybean and canola seed meters w/loading conveyor, $130,000. 306-697-7203, Grenfell, SK.

JD 1820, DS, paired row with blockage, 2011 JD 1910 cart, var. rate, 12” conveyor, 3 meters, extra hose and boots, $52,000 COMBINE WORLD is now wrecking OBO. Call 306-746-4614, Raymore, SK. seeding equipment! Bourgault 5350, 2011 MORRIS CONTOUR 51’, 10” spacing, Bourgault 2155, Flexi-Coil 3450, JD 1820. side band openers, c/w 2012 7240 3rd Call for pricing and availability on parts! tank, $99,000. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 1-888-278-4905. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. MORRIS SEED-RITES: 7213, 13’, $500; 8011 22’, $950; 35’ IHC 55, $2500; Morris 35’ c/w 75-55 Prasco, $5,000. 306-372-4907, Luseland, SK. 2010 NH ST830 56’, 12” spacing, 550 lb. trips, air package, Technotill seed system, JD 7200 PLANTERS IN STOCK, 8 to 16 excellent, $67,500 OBO. 306-441-4003, row, any planter makes available. Call Reimer Farm Equipment, Gary Reimer, North Battleford, SK. 204-326-7000, Hwy. #12, Steinbach, MB. HARMON 40' AIRSEEDER with Technotill 50 COMPLETE BARTON II openers, off openers, Triple-flex cultivator w/3100 tank, Flexi-Coil 6000 drill. Call 306-677-2689, 9" spacing 300 bu. grain tank, 3 compart- Swift Current, SK. ments. Tanks used for seed only. Agtron blockage monitor and seed brakes. Comes with Greendrop 1200 gallon fertilizer tank/ cart with Raven rate controller, $34,900 COMPACTED SUBSOIL ISSUES? Avoid OBO. Call Len 306-947-4621, Hepburn, SK. “band-aid” solutions. Since 1984. Call Rick 2012 Seedmaster 66-12TXB Raven Cruizer 403-350-6088, anytime. Matrix hyd block,40bu rear mounted Ultra 2012 FARM KING 6650 tandem disc, 35.5', Pro Canola tank, $151,470. South Country HD bearings, 26" discs, used very little, Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK $51,900 OBO. 780-709-4090, Vermilion, AB. 1998 JD 1820-61, Front castors on wings, KELLO-BILT 8’ to 20’ offset discs w/24” New primary hoses, w/JD 1900 cart, to 36” notched blades; Kello-Bilt 24’ to 38’ 350bu. SPECIAL $35,300. South Country tandem wing discs w/26” and 28” notched Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regina, SK blades and oilbath bearings. Red Deer, AB. 2013 Seedmaster 74-12TXB JD towers Call: 1-888-500-2646. with JD Blockage all run seed & primary 2009 ST820 FLEXI-COIL 56’ chisel plow, fertilizer block. SPECIAL $126,360. South 650 lbs. trips, 4-bar heavy harrows, BG Country Equipment, 306-721-5050, Regi- Speed-Loc clips, rear hitch, good cond., na, SK $65,000. 204-539-2840, Swan River, MB.

DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Call the Western Producer Classifieds to place your next ad! 1-800-667-7770 or and click on the pink “Place Ad” button! 2008 IH 535 QT, 535 HP, 5204 hours, 16 WRECKING FOR PARTS: 4440 JD, comspeed p/s, weights, 30” tracks, nice cab.... plete OH eng., vg sheet metal and cab; 1135 Massey, c/w vg running engine and $164,800 sheet metal. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. 1-888-606-6362. JD 4630, loader, cab; Case 2870, 4x4, Dedozer; Cockshutt 550 gas; 1991 2013 140A FARMALL Case/IH w/loader, gelman 1800 hrs., $82,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm GMC 17’ B&H. 306-238-4411, Goodsoil, SK Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. WANTED: 8440 or 8450 JD with PTO. be in good shape. 204-843-2917, 1985 IHC 5488, 187 HP, 7590 hrs., like Must new radials and duals, front weights, triple Amaranth, MB. hyds., 1000 PTO, asking $17,500. Call JD 8970, triple tires; JD 4650, FWD, 3 780-349-9734, Westlock, AB. PTH, new engine; JD 4440, rebuilt engine; D 4 2 5 5 , F W D. C a n d e l i ve r. P h o n e CASE/IH 9150, powershift, new tires 2 J204-871-5170, Austin, MB. yrs. ago, 8250 hrs., return line, no PTO, $45,000 OBO. 780-608-9024, Tofield, AB. 2002 JD 7810, MFWD 6470 hrs., front 3 1984 IHC 5088, 130 HP, 8920 hrs., point linkage, pickup hitch, 40 kph, LHR, 20.8x38 radials, triple hyds., dual PTO, TLS, 3 SCV's, all oils and filters changed, $17,500. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. front 600/65/R28, rear 710/70/R38, vg cond. 306-457-7842, Kisbey, SK.

2013 JOHN DEERE 8235R, MFWD, 1300 hrs. IVT trans, excellent tires w/duals front and rear, 2630 monitor, JD GPS, JD Powergard warranty til April 2019. Very nice low hour unit, exccond, $225,000. Call, text or email for more info., 204-312-8077, Morden, MB. JOHN DEERE 8630, PTO, tires like new, excellent condition, $19,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK.

2003 CASE/IH STX 425, 4 WD, 1320 hrs., Hi-Flow hyd. pump 54 GPM, 24 spd. std. trans., 4 hyd. outlets, Trimble hydraulic integrated AutoSteer, Trimble CFX 750 display, rear weights, 520/85R42 triples, exc. cond., always shedded. 204-242-2940, Manitou, MB. Email: 2002 JD 9520 with PTO, powershift, 800 metrics, Greenlighted, 6700 hrs., 1975 CASE/IH 1070, 2 WD, 8653 hrs, 105 $139,000. 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK. HP eng., powershift and PTO totally rebuilt in Oct. 2015, c/w dual 3100 FEL w/grapple M I T C H ’ S T R A C TO R S A L E S LT D . , plus 1991 8' Allied snowblower, good cond., 204-750-2459 (cell), St. Claude, MB. 2- JD 2130s, 3 $15,000. 204-724-4659 Brandon, MB. PTH, 2 hyds, w/wo loader; JD 2950, 2WD, CAH, 3 PTH, 2 hyds; JD 2950, MFWD, 3 PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 2955, MFWD, 3 PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 3150, MFWD, 3 PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; JD 3155, MFWD, 3 PTH, 2 hyds, w/loader; 2- JD 4050s, MFWD, 3 PTH, PS, w/o loaders; 2- JD 4450s, MFWD, 3 PTH, 15 spd, w/loader; J D 6 4 2 0 , M F W D, 3 P T H Au t o Q u a d , w/loader; JD 6430, MFWD, 3 PTH, Autoquad, w/loader; JD 7600, MFWD, 3 PTH, PowerQuad, w/loader; JD 7800, MFWD, 3 PTH, PowerQuad, w/loader. JOHN DEERE 6300 FWA, cab, 3PTH, 640 loader, $36,000. Phone 780-877-2513, Fe2013 IH Farmall 140A, 773 hrs, 540/1000 rintosh, AB. PTO, rear duals, LH rev, shuttleshift....$79,900 WANTED: JOHN DEERE wheel/suitcase 1-888-606-6362. weights for JD 9320 tractor, wheel size 710/70R38. 306-441-5865, Battleford, SK. 1998 JD 9300 4WD, 4 hyds., GreenStar r e a dy, a l w ay s s h e d d e d , 4 3 7 0 h r s . , 20.8/42duals, $99,000. 306-753-7575. JD 8440, PTO, 5800 orig. hrs., quad trans, premium condition. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. WANTED: JD 8630 w/original 30 Series engine. Call 701-340-5061, Minot, ND.

2008 IH Magnum 275 MFWD 3168 hrs, PTO, LH rev, powershift, weights, rear duals.....$118,800 1-888-606-6362. LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We buy 90 and 94 Series Case, 2 WD, FWA tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have r e b u i l t t r a c t o r s a n d p a r t s fo r s a l e . 306-784-7841, Herbert, SK.

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1993 FORD 846, 7792 hrs., 230 HP, 4 WD, 18.4R38 duals, PTO, 4 hyds., diff lock, cab, AC, heat, 14 spd. std. trans., $46,000 OBO. Call 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

2375 VERSATILE, 310 hrs., warranty until Nov, 2017, private sale. 306-441-6160, or 306-398-4025. Baldwinton, SK.

VERSATILE 700 with Leon 12’ angle blade, big singles, approx. 6200 hrs., extra heater in cab for winter use, $9750; Vers. 825, 18.4x38 duals, approx. 8200 hrs., good running cond., $11,750. 403-597-2006, Sylvan Lake, AB. 1984 VERSATILE 975, w/855 Cummins, new paint, new interior, new pins and bushings, 8000 hrs., very nice, hard to find! $34,500 CDN OBO. Delivery available. Call 218-779-1710. 1982 835 VERSATILE, 8837 hrs., Atom Jet hyds., air ride seat, extra lighting, 18.4x38 duals, good condition, $21,500. Call 2013 JOHN DEERE 6140D, FWA, 630 306-630-9838, Brownlee, SK. hrs, cab, loader, 3PTH, $82,500. Call VERSATILE 375, 400, 435, 550 used; 450, 780-877-2513, Ferintosh, AB. 500 and 550DT new. Call KMK Sales Ltd. 2 0 0 4 J D 9 5 2 0 , 4 W D, 4 6 0 0 h r s . , 306-682-0738, Humboldt, SK. 800/70R38 duals, 4 remotes, ActiveSeat, HID lights, nice clean tractor, $159,000. 306-743-7622, Langenburg, SK. JOHN DEERE 4755 2WD, very good 1979 2180 WHITE, 3097 hrs.; 1998 JD shape, differential lock. 306-576-2171, or 9 2 0 0 F W D, 4 0 8 2 h r s . , n ew r u b b e r. 306-483-7322. Frobisher, SK. 360-560-7679. Wishart, SK. STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER special- GRATTON COULEE AGRI PARTS LTD. Your izing in rebuilding JD tractors. Want Series #1 place to purchase late model combine 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 7000s to rebuild or for and tractor parts. Used, new and rebuilt. parts. pay top $$. Now selling JD parts. Toll free 888-327-6767. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 1980 555 VERSATILE; 1985 4650 JD trac1996 JOHN DEERE 8570, 4450 hrs., 24 tor, rebuilt engine. Dave 204-623-6824, spd., PTO, very good condition, asking The Pas, MB. $71,000. 306-421-0679, Estevan, SK. 2007 JD 6430 FWA, premium, 1 owner, 1300 hrs., c/w all options incl. 3 PTH, 673 self levelling loader with E/H quick attach, FRONT END LOADER, has it’s own oil resw/bucket and grapple, pallet forks and ervoir, pump and controls, newer bucket. bale spear, asking $90,000. 306-740-7911, $600 OBO. 306-799-4628, Briercrest, SK. Stockholm, SK. 16’ DEGELMAN 4-way dozer blade, Q/A, 2016 JD 6120M, MFWD, exc. tractor for complete with hoses, will fit Case 375-435 great price, 514 hrs., 580/70R38 rear tires Call 306-460-9440, Kindersley, SK. w/extra wide fenders, 480/70R24 front tires w/fenders,CCLS PFC 26 GPM piston pump. cab suspension 540/540E/1000 RPM O shiftable from within cab rotary Beacon AC, 3 remotes, TPH fender switches, hyd. trailer brake system, exc. cond., $89,500 OBO. 306-861-2500, Weyburn, SK. 1982 JD 8450, 225 HP, 1000 PTO, 3 hyds., 520/85R38 singles, quad range, JD 7.6L, 6 cyl., $16,800. 1-888-278-4905. View: 2000 JD 7710, 5130 hrs; 2006 JD 7720, 4600 hrs; 2000 JD 7810, 5500 hrs; 1997 7710, 5500 hrs. All MFWD and can be equipped w/loaders. 204-522-6333, Melita

2011 HITACHI 270 CL-3 excavator Isuzu, 4 cyl. 147 HP dsl. eng., 5’ WBM bucket w/hyd. thumb, 32’’ tracks, 8692.5 hrs., AC, heater, 2 spd., exc. working cond., $ 1 2 5 , 0 0 0 . C a n d e l i ve r. ( Wa r r a n t y ) . 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

JD 9300, 1997, 5996 hrs., 24 spd., triples, JD 168 FEL c/w 8’ bucket, excellent condi4 hyds., wired for GPS, excellent. JD tion, $6800. Call 204-476-6907, Manitoba. 8110, 2001, FWA, 4000 hrs, 1000 PTO, DEGELMAN DOZER BLADE, 14’, 6-way excellent. 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. blade, mounted on Case STX 325, $22,000 OBO. Call 306-421-0679, Estevan, SK. LANDMASTER DOZERS: YEAR END 2015 KUBOTA M126GXDT, MFWD, 650 hrs., BLOWOUT PRICING, Professionally EngiM56 SL loader, 3 function joystick, radial neered & Manufactured, 1 PD14 remaintires, 2 remotes, 540/1000 PTO, diff. locker, ing, 1 PD18 remaining. For details & pricIntellishift, 24 spd. trans., Left -hand shut- ing - Neil 306-231-8300. tle, 20.4 GPM hyd. pump, 3 PTH. Warranty until Oct./17. Delivery available, exc. cond., 2006 CAT D8T SU dozer, single shank rip$95,000 OBO. 780-674-4727, Neerlandia, per, cab air, 11,000 hours, work ready, $150,000. 204-795-9192 Plum Coulee, MB AB. KUBOTA M105X, FWD, CAHR, power- CRAIG SNOW WING, 12’, c/w frame, shift, FEL, 3rd function kit, brand new mounts and hydraulic block off a 1997 tires, 2400 hrs, $59,500. Kubota M9960, Champion 730A-VHP Series V grader, MFWD, CAHR, Kubota LA1353 FEL, 82” $4900. View at: bucket, powertrain warranty until 2019, 24 1-888-278-4905. spd., 3 PTH, $59,500. MF 1085 Kubota, 2 68” BOBCAT snowblower and 68” snow WD, cab, heater, Big Boss FEL, good, bucket. Call 306-460-9440, Kindersley, SK. $12,500. Lamont Farm Centre Ltd., 780-895-7338, Lamont, AB.

RETIRED: 2011 Vers. 375, 1900 hrs., std. 1983 MF 2805, 20.4x38 duals (good), good trans., AutoSteer, $160,000; 2009 Vers. V8 motor, needs hyd. pump on RH exterior 2160 FWA, 1850 hrs. with 10’ Degelman $4000 OBO. 306-735-2936 Whitewood, SK blade, hyd. angle, $90,000; 2007 Bourgault Series II 47’ air drill w/6350 tank, dual fans, $90,000; 2011 Salford 30’ RTS, 2012 9510R, 960 hrs., PS, 17’ 6-Way $60,000; 2010 CIH 160 sprayer 83’, 1600 blade, premium cab, 9030 lbs. cast, no gal., Auto shut-off, sec. control, $14,000; PTO, ext. warranty, too many extras to list, Sakundiak 39’x10” auger, 35 HP engine, $350,000. 780-808-3141, Lloydminster, AB mover, elec. clutch, binsweep, $9500; Sakundiak 65’x10”, PTO, power swing away, JD 4230, new tires 18.5x38, $11,000; JD 4020, dual hyds, PTO, good tires, $7000. 1994 NH 9880, 4 WD, 6848 hrs., quad- $7000; Various other augers and farm maBoth 100 HP w/PS. 204-525-4521, Minito- shift, 4 hyds., 2.8R42 tire, good cab, nice, chinery. Ph. 306-222-7101, Meacham, SK. nas, MB. clean tractor, $54,800. 1-888-278-4905. FLAX STRAW BUNCHER and land levelers. Building now! Place orders now and don’t JD 8760, 4 WD, full powershift, 8968 hrs., View: 30.5L32 flotation singles, can add duals if 1997 NH 9682, shedded, AutoSteer, good delay! 306-957-4279, Odessa, SK. needed, 3 hyd., $37,500. 204-856-6119, condition, 4857 hours, $86,000. Phone NEW FLEXI-COIL 2320 fill auger, orbit moMacGregor, MB. tor with 3/8” hole-in shaft, $325; New JD 403-823-1939, 403-772-2142, Morrin, AB. hyd. multiplier valve, $400; Auger motors 20HP-$1000 OBO., 22HP-$1100 OBO., 30HP-$2000 OBO. All electric start command with low hrs. Call 780-645-2691 or 780-645-0649, St. Paul, AB. WANTED: APPROX. 60 pcs Stealth side band reinforcement brackets, #BG101; Also want JD 1900 seed tank meter boxes in good cond. 204-655-3458, Sifton, MB. JD 7720 COMBINE, Turbo, 2900 hrs., nice shape, $8900; Westfield 10x51 hydraulic auger, exc. cond., $8400; Bruns gravity grain wagon, 400 bu. capacity, c/w roll-up • 10% off posted labour rates tarp and hyd. fill auger, $8600; Degelman • 10% + off parts 560 hyd. rock picker, no PTO required, good shape, $8900; Westfield 8x41 PTO • Guaranteed repair & completion dates grain auger, $1800; Trailtech triple axle 24’ trailer, bumper hitch c/w ramps and used only once, $9000. Call Doug, COMBINES - TRACTORS - REELS - DETAILING - HEADERS fenders, 780-920-3004, Edmonton, AB. area. KIRCHNER HAY BALE bucket grapple, 6’; 2 Currently booking starting October! Melroe Kirschmann seed drills, 14’; CCIL rod weeder 30’; Rotovator 3PTH rototiller 6’. Call 403-701-9556, Okotoks, AB.



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AGM - JUDGES’ COMMENTS VJV Auction for the Bison Sale at NOON

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AGM begins at 10:30 AM at the Western Development Museum followed by a complimentary lunch and industry presentations. At 4:15 PM the viewing of the bulls begins at Kramer Auctions to be followed by the awards presentation. The Draft sale begins at 6:00 PM.

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RAINBOW TROUT, 3"-6" fingerlings available for spring stocking. Call 306-260-0288, 306-270-4639. Saskatoon, SK.

BEV’S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy direct, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK.

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BURNETT ANGUS ANNUAL Bull Sale on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00 PM, at the Ranch, Swift Current, SK. 60 Black Angus yearling bulls. Many low birthweight, short gestation, genetically bred for breeding heifers, performance, leptin and fertility tested. Guest consignors: Schwan Angus, Grant Scheirlinck, Greg Gillis. Contact; Bryce 306-773-7065, Wyatt 306-750-7822.

PALMER CHAROLAIS/NIELSON LAND AND CATTLE CO. Charolais and Black and Red Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, Monday, March 13, 2:00 PM, at the Palmer farm, Bladworth, Pen s o f 1, 2 a n d 3 SK. Offering 45 Black and Red Angus yeara n d Ha lter S ho w a n d S a le ling bulls, 10 Black and Red PB Angus yearling heifers, 10 Black and Red Angus bred Ca ta lo gu e o n commercial heifers and 47 two year old and yearling Charolais bulls, most polled, some w w w .llo yd e xh .co m b uya gro .co m red factor. Top quality cattle with great On lin e b id d in g a va ila b le thro u gh pedigrees that will work. Call Larry Nielson at 306-567-7493 or call Velon Herback, w w w .d lm s .ca 306-567-7033. Catalogue and videos CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & Female online at: Sale, Monday March 6th, 1:00PM at the Winnipeg Livestock Sales, Winnipeg, MB. KEY RANCH BLACK Angus bulls reg. top Offering 45 bulls and females. For a cata- quality yearlings. Moderate frame, balanced logue or more information call T Bar C bulls to build long term profitability in a Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue cow herd. Good selection. Cow & hfr bulls. on-line at: Watch and Calving ease bred in. Exc. dispositions. Outcross genetics. Bulls will be semen testbid on-line at: PL#116061 ed and delivered. 306-221-4715 Asquith SK

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BLOCKED AND SEASONED FIREWOOD: $180 per 160 ft.≥ cord; bags $80 (includes refundable deposit for bag). Bundles of 4’-5’ or 6.5’ also available. Vermette Wood Preservers 1-800-667-0094, Spruce Home. SEASONED JACK PINE firewood: Available in bulk bags or 4’ lengths, split. Also green o r d r y i n l o g l e n g t h s . C a n d e l i ve r. 306-277-4660, 306-921-6939, Ridgedale SEASONED SPRUCE SLAB firewood, one cord bundles, $99, half cord bundles, $65. Volume discounts. Call V&R Sawing, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood and wood chips for sale. Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer.

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APPROX. 70- 2016 bison calves for sale. Nice looking group. Offers. Call Marvin at BLACK ANGUS YEARLING and 2 year old 306-929-2775, Prince Albert, SK. bulls on moderate growing ration, performance info. available. Adrian or Brian and 25 BISON HEIFERS, excellent condition, Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn, 750-800 lbs. Would make good breeding SK. call 306-441-0946, 306-342-4407. stock. Very quiet herd, $3250/ea. Call Ed 403-815-2052, 15 mins South of Calgary. STEWART CATTLE CO. & Guests Bull WATER IN THE WRONG PLACE: Used Sale: February 23rd, 2017, 1:30 PM, pumping motors, PTO carts, 6” - 10” alum. Neepawa Ag-Plex, Neepawa, MB. 50 pipe. 50 years experience. Call Dennis Black Angus bulls; Simmental cross Angus 403-308-1400, Taber, AB. bulls. Contact Brent Stewart Please register for the event and get 204-773-2356, 204-773-6392. View our BLUE WATER IRRIGATION DEV. LTD. information on the host hotel by catalogue online: Reinke pivots, lateral, minigators, pump Email: contacting the and used mainline, new Bauer travelers Saskatchewan Bison Association dealer. 22 yrs. experience. 306-858-7351, SELLING: BLACK ANGUS BULLS. Wayside Lucky Lake, SK. at 1-306-585-6304 or Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. email Sw iftCu rren t,Sa sk . 50 BLACK ANGUS heifers, Jan-Feb calvers, WANT TO PURCHASE cull bison bulls and some with calves at foot already; 50 AprilB R ED C OW S A L E cows, $5/lb. HHW. Finished beef steers May calvers. 306-322-7905, Archerwill, SK. and heifers for slaughter. We are also buying compromised cattle that can’t make a BRED HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred long trip. Oak Ridge Meats, McCreary, to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. a t He a rtla n d Sw ift Curre n t 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SMALL ACREAGE EQUIPMENT: King Cutter 204-835-2365, 204-476-0147. Fe a t urin g 25 0 Bla ck & R e d s SK. 3PTH cultivator; King Cutter 3PTH potato ON OFFER: 35 - 2015 Plains females. JEURGAN S CHEURBART furrower; Troybuilt 22” walk behind Roto- Kramer’s Bison Auction in North Battleford, 22nd ANNUAL Cattleman’s Connection tiller. 403-701-9556, Okotoks, AB. S tein b a ch, M B. SK. March 8th, 2017. Call 306-441-1408. Bull Sale, March 3, 2017, 1:00 PM at Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB. Selling 150 a re 2n d Ca lvers , 50 Bred Heifers 100 yearling Black Angus bulls. For catalog 50 Y o u n g Co w s . Bred Bla ck An gu s , or more info call Derrick Pilatic, BrookT u rn ed o u tJu ly 2. more Angus 204-841-5466, Barb Hart 204-476-2607; Barb Airey, Manager HBH ROD BAUCK , M o rs e, S K . Farms, 204-566-2134, Raymond Airey 50 Bla ck Hfrs , Bred Bla ck 204-734-3600, Sales Management, Doug Henderson, D o n n ie 3 06 -6 6 2-8 28 8 403-782-3888 or 403-350-8541. Le e 3 06 -741-5701 SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Black and Red “Ca na d a ’s S ource for Qua lity B red Ca ttle” Angus 2 year old bulls. Ceylon, SK. Call Shane 306-869-8074, Keith 306-454-2730. FOR M ORE INFO CALL EDIE CREEK ANGUS has 46 Meaty, Mod(3 06 ) 773 -3 174 erate, Maternal, Black & Red Angus 2 year old bulls for sale. March 11th, Ashern MAR MAC FARMS, Simmental Black An- Auction Mart at 1:00 PM will be our 10th gus, Red Angus bull sale, Wed. March 8, Annual Sale! Easy calving, easy fleshing, 1:30 pm Mar Mac Farms in Brandon. Sell- developed as 2 year olds to breed more Step 1: Order the new eDriveXD ing pens of commercial open and bred fe- cows for more years! Great temperaments, males. See catalogue @ many suitable for heifers. 204-232-1620, Electronics Kit with STX or call 204-728-3058. Brandon, MB. WESTERN IRRIGATION: CADMAN Dealer. Spring discounts. Full line of new and used equipment. 1 Cadman 4000S wide body big gun, like new; Also alum. pipe, pumps and motors. If we don’t have it, we will get it for you! Call 306-867-9461, 306-867-7037, Outlook, SK.

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Limited to 200 Attendees QUILL CREEK BISON is looking for finished, and all other types of bison. COD, For More Info & Entry/Registration Form DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, paying market prices. “Producers working Go to 12 to 300 KWs, lots of units in stock. Used with Producers.” Delivery points in SK. and 780-955-1995 and new: Perkins, John Deere and Deutz. MB. Call 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK. We also build custom Gensets. We cur- 100 BRED BISON HEIFERS, excellent rently have special pricing on new John quality, ready to go. Call Doug at Quill WANTED: ALL KINDS of bison from yearlings to old bulls. Also cow/calf pairs. Ph Deere units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471. Creek Bison, 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK. Kevin at 306-429-2029, Glenavon, SK.

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16’ PEELED RAILS, 2-3” $7.50 ea., 125 per bundle; 3-4” $9.25 ea., 100 per bundle; 4-5” $11 each, 75 per bundle. Vermette Wood Preservers, 1-800-667-0094, Spruce Home, SK SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen ph/fax: 306-426-2305, Smeaton, SK. GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner Wo o d P r e s e r ve r s L t d . , a s k fo r R o n 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK.

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NEW AND USED GENERATORS, Multiquip, Perkins, Cummins, Magnum, Honda, new WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly trac- cond., in stock. 250-554-6661, Kamloops, tors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor BC. Email: Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. WANTED: Older and newer tractors, in E X - G OVE R N M E N T S TA N D - B Y U N I T S : running condition or for parts. Goods Used 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 388 hrs, $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, 419 Tractor Parts, 1-877-564-8734. hrs, $25,000; 12V92 w/400 KW, 600 volts, LOOKING FOR ORIGINAL PARTS for a 638 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/500 KW, 600 B414 IH diesel tractor, (grill and lights), in volts, 700 hrs, $25,000; 16V92 w/800 KW, good shape. Call 780-848-2854 after 6PM. 600 volts, 700 hrs, $30,000; KT450 Cummins w/250 KW, $15,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd, 1-800-938-3323, Delisle, SK. NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from MF #36 DISCERS. Will pay top dollar 5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone and pick from anywhere. Phone Mike for availability and prices. Many used in 306-723-4875, Cupar, SK. stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB.

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WAVENY ANGUS FARM. Two year old and yearling bulls available. Semen tested, ready to go. Correct and growthy. Call Mike Chase 780-853-3384, or 780-853-2275, Vermilion, AB. BLACK PEARL ANGUS Bull & Female Sale, Sunday March 12th, 2:00PM at the Edwards Livestock Centre, Tisdale, SK. Selling yearling & 2 yr. old bulls and select open heifers. Females sell with a young incentive program. Payment plan, wintering and delivery available. For catalogue or more information call or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line at: Watch and bid on-line at: PL#116061 JOHNSON LIVESTOCK ANNUAL ANGUS Bull Sale, Thursday March 16th, 1:00PM at the ranch near Peebles, SK. Presenting 165 Black Angus bulls including extra age fall born and yearling bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For a catalogue or more information contact Andrew 306-713-8631 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. To view catalogue on-line: and on sale day, watch and bid online at: PL#116061.

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DOUBLE ‘F’ CATTLE CO. 8th Annual Bull Sale, March 30th, 2:00 PM at Heartland Livestock, Prince Albert, SK. Selling 50 rugged Black Angus bulls and an elite group of replacement heifers. Kelly Feige 306-747-2376, 306-747-7498. Catalogue online after Mar 1. PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK.



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OLE FARMS 12th Annual Family Day Bull Sale. Selling 200 Black and Red Angus 2 yr. old bulls. 190 commercial bred heifers. February 20, 2017, 1:00 PM, at the farm, Athabasca, AB. Visit: to view videos or ph 780-689-8324 for info



70 BLACK COMING 2nd calvers bred to BRED HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred B l a c k b u l l s . S t a r t c a l v i n g i n Ap r i l . to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. 403-362-0518, Duchess, AB. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, BLACK ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- SK. men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery REG. RED ANGUS bulls born Feb./Mar. available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, 2016, calving ease, good growth. Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. Englefeld, SK. DURALTA FARMS 12th Annual Angus Bull & Female Sale, Friday March 17th, 1:30PM at the farm, Vegreville, AB. Selling 70 Red and Black Angus Simmental bulls as well as a select group of Angus and Simmental open heifers. Wintering and delivery available. For catalogues or info. call Dave Durie 780-208-4888 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line at: PL#116061 YEARLING ANGUS BULLS. Canadian bloodlines. Top quality. Phone 306-877-2014, Dubuc, SK.

MCTAVISH FARMS RED Angus & Charolais Bull Sale with Charla Moore Farms, Tuesday, March 14th, 1:30 PM at the farm, Moosomin, SK. 14 Red Angus yearlings; 41 Charolais yearlings; and 3 two year olds. View videos and catalogue online at: Contact Jared 306-435-9842

SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Red and Black Angus 2 year old bulls. Ceylon, SK. Call Shane 306-869-8074, Keith 306-454-2730. KENRAY RANCH RED ANGUS BULLS: 40 responsibly developed, fully guaranteed yearling bulls available. 30+ years in business. Open house March 25th. On-line sale April 5th - 6th. For RED ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- more info. contact Sheldon 306-452-7545 men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery or Ray 306-452-7447, Redvers, SK. E-mail: available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. DOUBLE BAR D FARMS “Best of Both Worlds” Bull & Select Female Sale, Tues. February 28th in Grenfell, SK. Join us for lunch at noon; sales starts at 1:00 PM. Offering over 150+ bulls selected from one of the largest herds in Canada. For more information contact Ken at 306-697-7204 or T Bar C Cattle Co., 403-363-9973. View catalogue at: or PL #116061.

MCTAVISH FARMS CHAROLAIS & Red Angus Bull Sale with Charla Moore Farms, Tuesday, March 14th, 1:30 PM, at the farm, Moosomin, SK. 41 Charolais yearlings and 3 two year olds; 14 Red Angus yearlings. View videos and catalogue online at: Contact Jared 306-435-9842

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BLACK & BLACK BALDIE Simmental Bulls, good selection of yearlings 2 year olds. Excellent quality with good hair coats and disposition second to none! Semen tested. Delivery available. Call Regan Schlacter 306-231-9758, Humboldt, SK.

WHITECAP/ROSSO CHAROLAIS and Howe Red Angus Bull Sale. April 5th, 2017, 1:00PM, 8 miles South of Moose Jaw, on #2 Hwy, 1.5 miles East on Baildon grid. Selling 47 two year old Charolais and 25 yearling Charolais, plus 35 Red Angus. Contact Darwin 306-690-8916, Kelly RANCH READY HORNED Hereford Bull 306-693-2163 or Mike 306-631-8779. Sale, March 10th, 1:00 PM at the ranch, PALMER CHAROLAIS/NIELSON LAND Simmie, SK. 15 two year old bulls, 30 yearAND CATTLE CO. Charolais and Black and ling bulls, 6 purebred open heifers, 20 Red Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, Monday, commercial open heifers. View catalogue March 13, 2:00 PM, at the Palmer farm, and sale videos: Bladworth, SK. Offering 47 two year old and Contact Craig Braun at 306-297-2132. yearling Charolais bulls, most polled, some red factor, 45 Black and Red Angus yearling bulls, 10 Black and Red PB Angus yearling heifers and 10 Black and Black Baldy bred commercial heifers. Top quality cattle with great pedigrees that will work. Velon Herback, 306-567-7033 or Larry Nielson at 306-567-7493. Catalogue and videos online at

ROBB FARMS, HOEGL LIVESTOCK Bull Sale, Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 P M M A S T, L l oy d m i n s t e r E x h i b i t i o n Grounds. On offer: 62 Red, Black, and Fullblood quality Simmental bulls. Also 5 Red Angus. Bulls semen tested, fully guaranteed and delivered. For catalogue or more info call Jay 780-205-0816 or Murray 306-821-1205. Catalogue at: On-line bidding available at:

REG. CHAROLAIS YEARLING and 2 yr. old REGISTERED PB CHAROLAIS yearling and bulls, reds, whites. Yearling heifer calves. 2 yr. old bulls by private treaty. Semen Richard Smith 780-846-2643, Kitscoty, AB. tested and guaranteed. Call Brad 204-537-2367, 204-523-0062, Belmont, MB.

RED ANGUS YEARLING and 2 year old bulls on moderate growing ration, performance info. available. Adrian or Brian and Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn, SK. call 306-441-0946, 306-342-4407. ANNUAL HEJ CHAROLAIS and Guest HOWE RED ANGUS & Whitecap/Rosso Consignor Alkali Lake Angus Bull Sale, Charolais Bull Sale. April 5th, 2017, Friday, February 24, 1:00 PM, Innisfail 1:00PM, 8 miles South of Moose Jaw on Auction Mart. Offering 60 Red Factor, #2 Hwy, 1.5 miles East on Baildon grid. Black and White bulls. All bulls vet Selling 35 Red Angus plus 47 two year old checked, semen tested. For a catalogue or Charolais and 25 yearling Charolais. Con- more info contact the Rasmussens at t a c t D a r w i n 3 0 6 - 6 9 0 - 8 9 1 6 , K e l l y 403-227-2824 or T Bar C Cattle Co, 306-220-5006. To view catalogue online 306-693-2163 or Mike 306-631-8779. visit SOUTH VIEW RANCH Red and Black Angus Bull Sale, Thursday April 13th. COMING 2 YR. old polled PB Charolais Offering 90+ Red and Black Angus year- bulls, come red factor. Call Kings Polled ling bulls. Performance data, semen test- Charolais, 306-435-7116, Rocanville, SK. ed. Phone Shane 306-869-8074 or Keith POLLED PB YEARLING CHAROLAIS 306-454-2730, Ceylon, SK. bulls, performance and semen tested. Will keep until April, $3000-$4000. Charrow REGISTERED RED ANGUS BULLS C h a r o l a i s , B i l l 3 0 6 - 3 8 7 - 8 0 1 1 , Quiet, easy calving, low to moderate birth 780-872-1966, Marshall, SK. weights, good growth, E.P.D.’s available, HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS 19th Annual guaranteed breeders (vet checked & semen Bull Sale, Saturday March 11th, 2:00 PM, tested). From 10 Herd Sires. Selling quality Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. On offer 70 bulls, yearlings and 2 yr. olds. bulls for heifers & cows since 1992. All bulls semen tested. Delivery available. Layne and Paula Evans at 306-252-2246, Cleveley Cattle Company Kenaston, SK. Bid online with DLMS. View 780-689-2754 catalogue: 35 PUREBRED RED Angus bred cows and heifers. Papered. Oldest cow is 2004. COYOTE FLATS BULL Sale, Monday, March Good mothers with good udders. Quiet. To 6th 1:00 PM at the farm, Coaldale, AB. 45 start calving Feb. 15th, asking $3200/cow. two year old and 30 yearling Charolais bulls. Catalogue and videos online at: Call 780-646-6353, St. Paul, AB. DLMS internet bidding. Contact Mark Lohues, 403-634-2989 th W ARD’S RED ANGUS CREEK’S EDGE PUREBRED Charolais bulls Th e for sale off the farm. 60 yearlings and 6 two year olds. We welcome you to our bull pen anytime. Also selling purebred Charolais replacement heifers. Please phone SAT. M ARCH 4TH, 2:00 PM Stephen 306-279-2033 or 306-279-7709, S AS K ATOON L IV ES TOCK S AL ES Yellow Creek, SK. View all our bulls online S e llin g 50 ra n c h-ra is e d tw o ye a r

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GOOD QUALITY YEARLING and 2 year old Charolais bulls. Mostly AI sired. Semen tested. Some Red Factors. Will feed until breeding time. Contact Bar H Charolais, Grenfell, SK. Kevin Haylock, 306-697-2901 or 306-697-2988.

BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Beck Farms, Milestone, SK. 92 Charolais and Hereford bulls on offer. Wade 306-436-7458 or Chad 306-436-7300. Catalogue online at:

GALLOWAY BULL SALE: March 5 to 8th. Galloway hybrid vigor adds weight and thickness to their calves. Contact Russel Horvey at 403-749-2780, Delburne, AB. View:

Ca m S pa rro w (306) 668- 42 18 V iew o u rca ta lo gu e o n lin e! w w w .a spa rro w fa rm m DEER RANGE FARMS Bull And Female Sale March 20, 2017, 1:00 PM, Heartland Livestock. Swift Current, SK. Features 50 2 year old Red Angus Bulls, 8 Simmental bulls, 25 Red Angus bred heifers. This an outstanding set of long-bodied, sure footed bulls that will add pounds to your calf crop. Gorgeous bred heifers to start calving late March. 306-773-9872. RED ANGUS PUREBRED 2 year old bulls. Open heifers also available. Contact DBM Angus Farms at Holland, MB., Brian 204-526-0942 or David 204-723-0288.

NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY Charolais Bull Sale, Friday March 10, 1:00 PM at the Ranch, hwy #47 south of Willowbrook, SK. Offering 30 coming 2 yr. old Charolais bulls. All semen tested and vet inspected. For catalogue or more information contact Mike 306-783-0331 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. Watch and bid on-line at: To view catalogue on-line visit us at: PL#116061 CHAROLAIS BULLS, YEARLING and 2 year olds. Contact LVV Ranch, 780-582-2254, Forestburg, AB. PUREBRED CHAR. HEIFERS bred to easy calving, son of Ledger. Ken and Lorraine Qualman 306-492-4634, Dundurn, SK.

ASHWORTH FARM AND RANCH 14th Annual Bull Sale, Monday, March 6th, 1 PM at the farm. 8 miles South of Oungre, SK. Hwy. #35, 2-1/2 miles East. Offering 90 Red and Black Simmental bulls and Simm/Angus cross bulls. For catalogue or more information call Kelly Ashworth 306-456-2749, 306-861-2013 or Bouchard Livestock 403-946-4999. View catalogue on-line at:

EXCELLENT SELECTION of 2 year old bulls. Fed for service not for show; 2 herdsires. Polled herefords since 1950. Er- LABATTE SIMMENTALS with MEADOW ACRES FARMS - 37th Annual Bull & win Lehmann 306-232-4712, Rosthern, SK. Female Sale, Friday, March 3, 1:00PM, HOLMES POLLED HEREFORDS have a Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK., large selection of yearling bulls. Some 4 miles West of Moose Jaw on Transbred for top performance, some bred more Canada Hwy. Offering: 100 Simmental for calving ease. Buying bulls off the farm beef bulls (52 Red Polled PB, 42 Black so you can see their Dams makes good Polled PB, 6 FB); 20 Red and Black open PB sense. Call Jay Holmes, 306-524-2762, heifers. For catalogues and info call Barry LaBatte at 306-815-7900 or 306-969-4820 306-746-7170, Semans, SK. Dustin Fornwald at 306-487-7510, Blair Fornwald at 306-487-7662 or Scott Johnstone at 306-693-4715. Catalogue on-line DAVIDSON GELBVIEH & LONESOME at: PL #914447 DOVE RANCH, 28th Annual Bull Sale, RANCHMEN'S SIMMENTAL BULL Sale, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 1:00 PM at their 60 Red/Black/Fullblood bulls from Kuzio bull yards, Ponteix, SK. Complimentary Farms, Sunset Simmentals, and Leewood lunch at 11:00 AM. Pre-sale viewing and Ranch. Also selling 200 + replacement hospitality, Friday, March 3rd. Selling heifers. Catalogue can be found online at 100+ PB yearling bulls, Red or Black. Bid online at formance and semen tested. Contact or view video at non and Eileen 306-625-3755, Ross and Come before the sale for a pizza lunch at Tara 306-625-3513, Ponteix, SK. View 11:30 AM. Please contact for more info. or catalo g and video on our websites: w w w. l o n e s o m e d o v e r a n c h . c a o r POLLED HEREFORD BULLS for sale. Docile a catalogue, Feb. 27, 2017, 1:00 PM, NCL bulls with low birthweight and perfor- Vermilion, AB. 780-581-8328, Vermilion, mance. Call 306-867-4231, 306-270-5524, AB. TWIN BRIDGE FARMS 6th Gelbvieh Outlook, SK. Email: Bull Sale, Monday, March 13, 2017, 1:00 Website: PM at the Silver Sage Community Corral, Brooks, AB. Selling 45 yearling Gelbvieh Bull. Red and black genetics on offer. Guest Consignor Keriness Cattle Co. For FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. info. contact: Ron and Carol Birch and Cows and quota needed. We buy all classFamily, 403-792-2123 or 403-485-5518 or es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F Don Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. Catalogue at Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. Sale will be broadcast on Live GELBVIEH BULLS. Reg. 2 yr old and yearling polled bulls from our 38 year breeding program. Reds and blacks. 780-672-9950, GOOD SELECTION OF stout red and black Limousin bulls with good dispositions, Camrose, AB. Email: calving ease. Qually-T Limousin, Rose ValTWISTED T & THACKERAY Land and Cattle ley, SK. 306-322-7563 or 306-322-7554. 2017 Bull Sale, Feb. 18th, 1:00PM Parry, SK. PB black and red yearling bulls on of- CIRCLE T LIMOUSIN purebred Red and fer. Guaranteed delivery. Videos and cata- Black performance tested bulls. Guaranlogue online at: teed, semen tested, by trade leading sires. or Both are on 306-634-8536, 306-634-4621, Estevan, SK Facebook. Phone Ian 306-861-7687 or Trevor 306-715-7476, Weyburn, SK.

STEPPLER FARMS 6TH Annual Charolais Bull Sale, Sunday, March 12, 1:00 PM, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB. 65 yearlings and 20 two year olds, sound, good haired and W a tc h & b id o n lin e thick, most are polled. Sale broadcast at For catalogue or info. contact w w w .live s tockp lus .ca Andre Steppler, cell 204-750-1951. Please V ie w the C a ta lo gu e o n lin e a t view videos and catalogue online at: YEARLING & 2 YEAR old Charolais bulls, OLE FARMS 12th Annual Family Day Bull Creedence Charolais Ranch, Ervin Zayak, 17TH ANNUAL SASKATOON Gelbvieh Bull Sale. Selling 200 Red and Black Angus 2 780-741-3868, 780-853-0708 Derwent, AB and Female Sale, Saturday, March 18, yr. old bulls. 190 commercial bred heifers. 2017, Saskatoon Livestock Sales. Pre-sale February 20, 2017, 1:00 PM, at the farm, viewing and customer appreciation Friday, Athabasca, AB. Visit: March 17, 2017. Gelbvieh bulls add to view videos or ph 780-689-8324 for info pounds at weaning, feed efficiency, and superior maternal strength. Selling 40 ARM RIVER RED ANGUS has on offer stout polled red and black yearling PB and yearling and 2 year old bulls sired by Red balancer Gelbvieh bulls and select females. Cockburn Patriot 12R, Red Golden Eagle Sale can be viewed online via DLMS. For Yosemite 6A, NRA Dateline 109Y (Black more info. and catalo gue: Darcy Red gene carrier) Red 6 Mile Summit 467Z 306-865-2929 or 306-865-7859, or Darrell and grandsons of Canadian World Angus 780-581-0077, or Forum Reserve Champion “Red Lazy MC sales consultant Kirk Hurlburt Smash 41 N.” Arm River Red Angus bulls 306-222-8210. are selected from cows that calve unassisted. They are born easy with a will to 2nd ANNUAL FLADELAND LIVESTOCK live, the genetics to grow and the quality Bull Sale, Wednesday March 15, 2017, to sell. Select your next herd sire from 1:30PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Annua l Cha rola is central Sask Red Angus bull supplier in our Jaw, SK. Selling 34 Red and Black yearling 31st year. 306-567-4702, Davidson, SK Gelbvieh bulls. Call Del 306-869-8123 or COMING 3 YR. old Red Angus herdsire, Clint 306-861-5654. View catalogue and used on PB herd. Call Little de Ranch, videos at: Frid a y, M a rch 10th, 2 017 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. 2 :00 P.M . o n the Fa rm GELBVIEH STOCK EXCHANGE BULL 6 1 BULLS SALE, March 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM, at the Medicine Hat Feeding Co., Medicine Hat, Su bs idized In s u ra n ce, AB. On offer: Red and Black Purebred yearB oa rdin g & D elivery ling bulls. For more information or for a Lu n ch S erved . catalogue call Don at Jen-Ty Gelbviehs, 2 M i. E, 2 M i. S & 1/2 M i. E. o f 403-378-4898 or cell 403-793-4549. View V a n sco y, S a sk. on-line:

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BAR 3R LIMOUSIN 22nd Annual Bull Sale, Thursday, March 16, 2016, 1:00 PM (MST) at the Crossroads Center, Oyen, AB. Selling 40 Red Black polled yearlings and 2 year olds. Sight unseen purchasing available. Boarding available Free delivery. View catalogue at: For info. contact Kevin Rea, 306-463-7950 or Ken Rea, 306-463-7454, Marengo, SK. SPRINGER LIMOUSIN has very quiet 2 yr old and yearling Purebred Limousin bulls. Red or Black. Call Merv at 306-272-4817 or 306-272-0144, Foam Lake, SK.

SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS 27th Annual Bull and Female Sale, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 1:00 PM at Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. 45 red, black and fullblood beef bulls. Semen tested, delivered and fully guaranteed; 9 replacement females. For more information call Tyler 306-544-7633 View catalogue at: PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY 13th Annual Bull and Female Sale Thurs., March 2nd, 1:00 PM at the ranch, 22 kms. east of Balcarres, SK. Offering 70 fullblood Simmental, Red and Black Purebred Simmental and Simm/Red Angus cross bulls, yearlings and extra age bulls, all polled. 8 open purebred heifers. View catalogue: For info. call Lee Stilborn 306-335-7553, 306-335-2828.

18th ANNUAL KUNTZ-MCINTOSH-SAJ Simmental Bull Sale. Tuesday March 14th, 1:00PM CST, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. 65 yearling Red, Black, Fullblood and full Fleckvieh Simmental bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For more info. contact Trevor Kuntz 306-441-1308, Blair McIntosh 306-441-7755, Stuart Jamieson 306-397-2708 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. Watch and bid on-line at: and View catalogue on-line at: PL#116061. SOUTH SASK SIMMENTAL & ANGUS Annual Bull Sale, Monday March 13th, 1:00PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Selling 70 Red, Black and Fullblood Simmental and Red & Black Angus bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For more information or a catalogue phone T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue at: PL#116061. TOP QUALITY RED FACTOR yearling Simmental bulls. Good hair coats. Polled; also 1 Red Factor Simm/Angus cross 2 year old bull, polled. Call Green Spruce Simmental 306-467-4975, 306-467-7912, Duck Lake. DOUBLE BAR D FARMS “Best of Both Worlds” Bull & Select Female Sale, Tues. February 28th in Grenfell, SK. Join us for lunch at noon; sales starts at 1:00 PM. Offering over 150+ bulls selected from one of the largest herds in Canada. For more information contact Ken at 306-697-7204 or T Bar C Cattle Co., 403-363-9973. View catalogue at: or PL #116061.

SOUTH DEVON AND POUNDMAKER (SD cross Angus) bulls. Yearling and 2 year olds. Semen tested. Ivomeced and vaccinated. British breed. Quiet, good growth. $2500-3500. 403-566-2467, Wardlow, AB. E-mail:

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FOR SALE SIMMENTAL bulls. 30 yearling Red, Black or fullbloods. By private treaty. North Creek Simmentals 306-230-3123, Borden, SK. RED AND BLACK Purebred and commercial Simmental replacement heifers. Bill or Virginia Peters, 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. ALLEMAND RANCHES REGISTERED Texas FULLBLOOD FLECKVIEH and Black PB year- Longhorn bulls and ropers. Shaunavon, SK. ling bulls, reasonable birthweights, $4000. Daryl 306-297-8481 or Bob 306-297-7078 Curtis Mattson 306-944-4220 Meacham SK ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Association PROUDLY WESTERN BULL SALE, Satur- 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more info. day March 18th, 1:00PM at the Whitewood Auction Barn, Whitewood, SK. Selling 70 yearling Red, Black and Fullblood Simmental and SimmAngus cross bulls. Wintering and Delivery available. For catalogues or WELSH BLACK- The Brood Cow Advantage. more info. contact T Bar C Cattle Co. Check 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line at: Canadian Welsh Black Soc. 403-442-4372. PL#116061.

BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Premier Breeder. Selling custom designed packages. Name your price and we will put a package together for you. Fullblood/percentage Lowline, embryos, semen. Black/Red carrier. R PLUS SIMMENTALS, 17th Annual Darrell 780-486-7553, Edmonton, AB. Bull Sale, Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:00 PM at the ranch, 5 miles SE of Estevan, SK. Watch for signs. Selling: 70 multi-generation red and black Simmental yearling SHADOW CREEK FARMS bull sale yearling bulls, bred for easy calving & performance. and two year old bulls for sale on farm, we Excellent bulls for commercial and purewill deliver, contact Marsha for details. bred operations. Also selling 20 2 year old Excellent bulls for heifers with average 70 bulls. Call Marlin LeBlanc, 306-421-2470 lbs. bw. Spunky little calves that grow or Rob Holowaychuk, 780-916-2628. great. If you have not used Red Poll before, take a look: 250-262-5638, 250-827-3293, Fort St. ROCKY TOP GELBVIEH has bulls for sale by John, BC. private treaty. Yearlings and 2 year olds, both reds and blacks available. They're backed by a well rounded, good quality cow program. Semen testing will be done mid THICK BUTT BULLS excellent disposition, March. Feel free to call anytime for more p o l l e d . D y n a R i c h S a l e r s . C a l l information and pricing. Delivery available. 403-746-2919. Eckville, AB. 403-350-5791, Bashaw, AB. NEW TREND SALERS BULL SALE, Thursday March 16th, 2:00PM, Cow Palace, Olds, AB. Offering 45 yearling Red ERIXON SIMMENTALS Bull & Female Sale and Black polled Saler bulls. For cata- Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, 1:00 PM, 15 HEREFORD COWS, bulls were out June logues or more information contact Pete Saskatoon Livestock Sale. 40 PB red year3rd. Phone 306-743-2400. Gerald, SK. at 403-650-8362, Wayne at 403-876-2241, lings; 13 PB black yearlings; 2 PB black exGerry at 403-936-5393 or T Bar C Cattle tra age; 8 PB replacement heifers. Contact BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, Co. 306-220-5006. View catalogue on-line Dave at 306-270-2893. Clavet, SK. View February 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Beck Farms, at: PL#116061. catalog online at: Milestone, SK. 92 Charolais and Hereford bulls on offer. Wade 306-436-7458 PB REGISTERED Red or Black yearling 2 YR. OLD black bulls- yearling Red, Black or Chad 306-436-7300. Catalogue online bulls and replacement heifers. Elderberry and full-blood bulls. Moderate BW. Bill or Farm Salers, Parkside, SK., 306-747-3302. Virginia Peters, 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. at:

600 TOP QUALITY bred heifers, start calving April 1. All heifers preg checked, pelt measured and full live vaccination program going to breed. Bred to Red and Black Angus. 204-325-2416, Manitou, MB. COMPLETE HERD DISPERSAL. 40 bred cows: 10 bred heifers, 10- 2nd calvers, 185 yr. old and under, 2- 6 yr. olds. This is a totally closed herd, only top producers were kept. Also selling Black Angus herdsire. 306-961-6499, Prince Albert, SK. 75 SECOND AND THIRD Black and Red Angus young bred cows. Call 306-773-1049 or 306-741-6513, Swift Current, SK. BRED COW HERD REDUCTION, by half. 150 head. Bred Charolais, to calve first week of April. 306-432-4803, Lipton, SK. RK AN IM AL S UPPL IES - Be o n ta rget. Us e the p ro d u cts en d o rs ed b y the p ro fes s io n a ls . RK & S UL L IV AN S UPPL IES Fo r a fre e c a ta lo gu e : 1-8 00-440-26 9 4

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JOHN DEERE SANTA Cutter Sleigh, made in 1900â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, always shedded, $2500; JD custom made harness, used only in parades, H. S. KNILL TRANSPORT, est. 1933, spe- $2500; Misc. horse items, double treeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, ATTENTION ELK PRODUCERS: If you cializing in purebred livestock transporta- sleigh poles, bells, etc. 204-773-0191, have elk to supply to market, please give AWAPCO a call. $10 per kilo. Hot hanging. tion. Providing weekly pick up and delivery Rossburn, MB. Call 780-980-7589, service across Canada/USA and Mexico. Gooseneck service available in Ontario, HORSE COLLARS, all sizes, steel and alu- NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for minum horseshoes. We ship anywhere. Quebec and USA. US and Canada customs over 15 years, is looking for Elk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you bonded carrier. Call 1-877-442-3106, fax Keddieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1-800-390-6924 or have them, we want them.â&#x20AC;? Make your fi519-442-1122, or nal call with Northfork for pricing! 155 King Edteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, ward St., Paris, ON. N3L 0A1. WANTED: F EAMOR saddle #34, and F Winnipeg, MB. Eamor gun scabboard, F Eamor roping BUYING ELK for local and international breast collar. 403-249-3547, Calgary, AB. meat markets. Call us for competitive pricing and easy marketing. Phone Ian at 204-848-2498 or 204-867-0085.

COZY CAPS! Ear protection for newborn calves! 306-739-0020, Carlyle, SK. Email 200 RED & BLACK Angus bred heifers. Can sell as bred or calved. Call 306-773-1049, 306-741-6513, Swift Current, SK. CUSTOM CATTLE GRAZING on former PFRA community pastures in Etherbert, MacCreary and Lenswood. Call Terence Caumartin 204-278-3515. BLACK ANGUS HEIFERS for sale, bred to Black Angus bulls. Exposed July 1 - Sept 5, $2100. Call 306-476-2448, Rockglen, SK. BRED HEIFERS: 65 excellent quality ranch raised Black and Red Angus. Moderate framed females will make great cows. Bred to top quality bulls. Call or leave message 780-855-2580, New Norway, AB. BRED COWS, Simmental Red Angus cross, bred Simmental or Limousin, start calving March 27th. 306-266-4848, Fir Mountain.

WILL CUSTOM GRAZE 150 cows at Miniota MB. Approximately May 10 - October 20. Phone Don 403-501-1887. WANTED: RED OR BLACK Angus cross younger cows, lease to own. References available. 306-542-2575, 306-542-7007, Veregin, SK. WANTED: CULL COWS and bulls. For bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat Processors, 306-363-2117 ext. 111, Drake, SK. WANTED: SOMEONE TO CUSTOM feed 150 cows starting fall 2017 in Western MB or Eastern SK. Call Don 403-501-1887.

SHEEP AND GOAT SALE, Heartland Livestock, Prince Albert, Friday, March 3, 11:00 AM. Call 306-763-8463 to pre-book. MANURE SPREADING BUSINESS equipment;1981 Cat 943;1985 Ford 8000;1995 McKee spreader; 1986 Ford 8000; 1986 McKee Spreader; 1979 Linden Tandem Axle SELLING LAMBS AND GOATS? Why Trailer. $75,000. 780-913-3022, Mundare, take one price from one buyer? Expose AB. your lambs and goats to a competitive market. Beaver Hill Auctions, Tofield, AB. Sales every Monday, trucks hauling from SK, BC, AB. Call: 780-662-9384. SUNGOLD SPECIALTY MEATS. We want your lambs. Have you got finished (fat) lambs or feeder lambs for sale? Call Rick at: 403-894-9449 or Cathy at: 1-800-363-6602 for terms and pricing.

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TEAM OF BROWN and white Paints, 1/2 Gypsy, broke to ride and drive. Chestnut gelding broke to ride and drive. Chestnut gelding broke to ride. Several bred mares. Mares and geldings coming 2 and 3 yrs. 306-435-3634, Moosomin, SK. 4 YR. OLD stallions, 1 roan, 1 black and white, 2 mares leopard and grey. Call 306-372-4907, Luseland, SK.

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VANGUARD 380 SILAGE bale processor, comes with 3 conveyers, bale loading aprons, rovibec cattle TMR mixer, deluxe control panel, exc. cond., very economical/versatile. 306-487-7838, Steelman, SK 2002 HIGHLINE 7000 plus, RH discharge, very good, $7990. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. CATTLE SHELTER PACKAGES or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. We manufacture an extensive line of cattle handling and feeding equipment including squeeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowding tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison equipment, Texas gates, steel water troughs, rodeo equipment and garbage incinerators. Distributors for El-Toro electric branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze chutes and headgates are now avail. with a neck extender. Ph 306-796-4508, email: Web:

LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: WINDBREAKS; 5 pipe panels; Rod panels; Crowding tubs; Squeeze chutes; Adjustable alley way; 8-16' panels; and Portable sheds. Please give us a call and find out all we have to offer! 306-728-3168, Melville, SK.

FARMER 51, never married, looking for a younger woman with a son/kids to be a special part of my life and farm in NW SK. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be shy, privacy assured. Much appreciated if you could please reply with recent photo, phone number and a brief description of yourself to: Box 5595, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4

357 NH MIXMILL, hammer good on 2 s i d e s , g o o d s h ap e . 3 0 6 - 9 4 4 - 4 3 2 5 , ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION 306-231-8355, Bruno, SK. of MANITOBA COOPERATIVE (OPAM). Non-profit members owned organic certifiFREESTANDING PANELS: 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; windbreak cation body. Certifying producers, procespanels; 6-bar 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; panels; 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sor & brokers in Western Canada since and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; 1 9 8 8 . M i n i o t a , M B . C o n t a c t : Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed- 204-567-3745, ers; All metal 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; calf shelters. Will custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. WANT THE ORGANIC ADVANTAGE? Contact an organic Agrologist at Pro-Cert STEEL VIEW MFG. Self-standing panels, for information on organic farming: proswindbreaks, silage/hay bunks, feeder pan- pects, transition, barriers, benefits, certifiels, sucker rod fence posts. Custom or- cation and marketing. Call 306-382-1299, ders. Call Shane 306-493-2300, Delisle, Saskatoon, SK. or SK.

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LAB CROSS PUPS, black, available now, $500. Call 306-295-3333, 306-295-3868, 306-295-7669 cell, Eastend, SK.

GREAT BERNESE PUPS, $600. Personal property protection. 306-946-6644, Simpson, SK. Pics on NEW LITTER OF PUPS: From great working parents, ready March 11th. 2 females, 3 males. 1st shots and de-wormed, $400. 306-492-2447, 306-290-3339, Clavet, SK. REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE pups, Sire Scottish import, son of 2010 International Champion, top working stock. 780-941-3843, New Sarepta, AB.

8- VERTEX UHF radios, all in working condition, $750 OBO for all. Call 306-630-9838, Brownlee, SK.

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R M O F C O R M A N PA R K # 3 4 4 , NE-16-35-05-W3, 148 acres. Excellent development property, 1/2 mile S of Casa Rio on Clarence Ave. Power and well onsite. Duane Neufeldt, Re/Max Saskatoon, 306-948-8055 MULTI-USE PROPERTY, 18,470 sq. ft., 2 storey building on over 10 acres of prime scenic property in Moose Jaw, SK. adjacent to TransCanada Hwy. Short distance to new hospital. Comprises of offices, cafeteria, kitchen, meeting rooms, 18 bdrms with private baths and indoor pool. Replacement value over $5,000,000. This property has a rare and valuable multipurpose CS coding allowing for the operation of a medical research or health care facility. Ideal for private MRI, private senior care, or rehabilitation business. Call D av e L o w, R e a l t y E x e c u t i v e s M J , 306-631-9201,



LOG HOMES AND CABINS, sidings, paneling, decking. Fir and Hemlock flooring, timbers, special orders. Phone Rouck Bros., Lumby, BC. 1-800-960-3388.

200 ACRE RANCH with approx. 1800 sq. ft. home. Excellent outbuildings, soil, fence, corrals, cattle handling, shop, calving barns, hay shed, shelters and water supply. Excellent view all around with lots of riverfront, 15 minutes from Quesnel, BC. Cattle, machinery, more land and hay options. Call 250-992-2375. 178 ACRE RANCH, beautiful view of the Seven Sisters mountains, exc. land and water, house, barn, shop, hay shed and outbuildings, on Hwy #16 between Smithers and Terrace, $650,000. 250-849-8411.

PASTURELAND EAST CENTRAL AB. 2 sections, deeded native pasture in a block. DOUBLE RV LOT for sale, Yuma, AZ. With Approx. 75% open grazing. Newer 4-wire RV support building - washer/dryer, toilet, perimeter fence on the surrounding road shower etc. 403-871-2441, 928-503-5344. allowance. $14,953.50/year surface lease revenue. Water well, power, and buried 2” water line to centre of each section. $1,800,000. Call Kirby Nanias O/B, Buffalo Realty Inc., 780-842-7653, Wainwright, AB.

LAND FOR RENT YUMA, AZ. HOME for sale: 3 bdrm, 2 baths, w/solar system, pool, att. garage and RV garage, fully furnished. For more info. call 403-871-2441 or 928-503-5344. TIMBER FRAMES, LOG STRUCTURES and Vertical Log Cabins. Log home refinishing and chinking. Certified Log Builder with 38 years experience. Log & Timber Works, Delisle, SK., 306-717-5161, Email Website at LOG AND TIMBER HOMES, Saskatoon, SK. Visit or call 306-222-6558.

The Public Guardian and Trustee of Saskatchewan as property guardian for Frederick Morozoff, will accept a cash rental bid for a three (3) year lease on the following land:

R.M. OF KEYS #303 LSD 5 ext 11 of SW 25-31-03-W2M 39.91 cultivatable acres LSD 6 ext 12 of SW 25-31-03-W2M 39.90 cultivatable acres LSD 7 ext 57 of SE 25-31-03-W2M 20 cultivatable acres LSD 8 ext 58 of SE 25-31-03-W2M 9.91 cultivatable acres NW 20-31-02-W2M 84 cultivatable acres Blk/Par A ext. 59 Plan 101719942 9.94 cultivatable acres Blk/Par D ext 60; Plan 101719942 9.95 cultivatable acres

SALE OF LAND BY TENDER. Offers will be received by the undersigned until 12:00 noon, on the 27th day of Feb. 2017, for the purchase of the following lands located approx. 9 miles NE of Brooks, AB. at the intersection of #544 and One Tree Road for the purchase of the following deeded lands legally described as: The NE quarter of 12-20-14-W4, 160 acres more or less excepting thereout: Plan number hectares acres more or less Road 5669JK 0.745 1.84 Descriptive 9411530 1.06 2.62 Road 0510456 0.039 0.10. Excepting thereout all mines and minerals and the right to work the same. Subject to the reservations as contained in the existing title. The lands are seeded to hay and include 2 bins. There is a 40’x80’ insulated heated shop and 2008 Zimmatic Pivot which are included in the Sale. The lands are subject 3 leases as follows: 2 Surface Leases in favour of Cenovus Energy Inc. and Surface Lease in Favour of Canadian Natural Resources Limited. The total annual surface lease rental is $12,650 per year. All Offers are to be accompanied by a deposit of 5% of the proposed purchase price, with the balance payable within 30 days of notice of acceptance of the Offer. All deposits and unaccepted offers will be returned immediately after opening bids. The 2017 taxes are to be paid by the Purchaser but will be adjusted at the time of the Sale along with Surface Lease rentals. All Lands are to be purchased as is. Alternate terms may be considered. Offers shall be for a minimum purchase of one quarter section. The owner proposes a closing date of March 27, 2017. Additional particulars may be obtained by contacting Doug Jensen at 403-362-1943. The highest or any offer received will not necessarily be accepted. Offer shall be marked as “Land Tender/ Matthew Lofgren” and forwarded to, or left with Stringam LLP, Brooks Office: 212 3rd Ave. West, Brooks, AB., T1R 0G1 or 35 7th St. SE, Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 1J2.

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Property will be rented in “As Is” condition. No minerals included. Sealed bids, clearly marked “FREDERICK MOROZOFF”, should be received in our office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2017. The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted.

RETIRING, DOWNSIZING, EMPTY NEST: This home is perfect for you! 1434 sq. ft. bungalow (quality craftsmanship, custom built 1992), clean, well maintained, original owner, 3 large bdrms (1 up, 2 down), 2 baths (1 up w/jet tub, 1 down For further information phone: w/shower), oversized dbl att. garage; inFaye Mintzler at (306) 787-7920 floor heat throughout, spacious kitchen or email: w/island, oak cabinets, formal dining room, sunroom, main floor laundry, AC, Public Guardian and Trustee fully dev. bsmt., wheelchair accessible, of Saskatchewan greenhouse, continuous metal siding, 100 - 1871 Smith Street shake roof, natural gas BBQ hook-ups. REGINA SK S4P 4W4 Front and back decks. Much to appreciate on this quiet riverfront property, w/adjaFax (306) 787-5065 cent walking paths, $470,000; Adjacent empty lot is also for sale - additional to T R O P H Y P R O P E RT Y I N W I L D L I F E asking price. 403-660-2996 Drumheller AB COUNTRY: Located approx. 20 kms SE of Two Hills. Approx. 475 acres with trees, hills, streams and open spaces, ideal for wildlife and hunting, as well as cattle 2007 MOBILE HOME, 1216 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, farming. Land will be fenced with brand 2 bath, 16x76, exc. cond., $70,000. Appli- new perimeter fencing and is all in one ances incl. Joel 403-664-9214, Oyen, AB. block for a private setting. Notable wildlife in the area includes Black Bear, Waterfowl, 1997 SRI REGENT, 16x76, 3 bdrm, 2 Moose, White-tailed and Mule Deer. More baths, excellent condition, $58,000. Call l a n d u p t o 3 2 0 a c r e s i s ava i l a b l e . Doug, 780-920-3004, Edmonton, AB. area. ID#1100528 Two Hills. Hog Finishing 2008 SRI, 2016 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 Barns, 4400 head incl. 160 acres of baths, exc. cond. $144,900 OBO. Call Al land. 1 quarter of good producing land. Land rented on yearly basis. Buildings incl. 306-221-4493, Vanscoy, SK. 2- barns 90’x200’, both wood buildings MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 with metal clad, capacity totals 4400 head. Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ Surface lease revenue $4000/yr. Excellent modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ water well, good lagoon. Could combine homes. Now available: Lake homes. with ID#1100378 MLS® ID#1100503 Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB. MLS® Real EsAlbert, SK. tate Centre, 1-866-345-3414. For all our listings: 2014 MODULAR HOME to be moved: 1672 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, beautiful 22'x72' home built in 2014 with many upgrades. Master bdrm has ensuite, large tub and shower along w/double sinks. Other 2 bdrms are spacious sharing Jack and Jill bathrooms with walk-in closets. Open concept w/vaulted ceilings. Open kitchen w/working island and lots of cupboard space. 30'x12' porch and 12'x16' deck made to move with unit. Deck is 2x10 w/trek decking. Skirting is R8 insulated. Septic tank can be part of unit if desired. Located 65 kms west of Saskatoon, SK. For sale by owner. Call 306-491-0502, Delisle, SK. Email:

Ca ll PO TZU S LTD. Phone: 306-782-74 23 Fa x: 306-786-6909 Em a il: info@ potzu 4 LOTS LOCATED Downtown Lumsden. 17,250 sq. ft. parcel, Zoned C2. Development opportunity, ex. banks, offices, multi mixed, hotel, medical, etc., $379,900. MLS#590709. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group - Results Realty, 306-596-7081.

FARM/RANCH FOR SALE. Working cattle ranch. 8 deeded quarters, 2 lease quarters for sale. 4 quarters in one block all fenced and cross fenced used for pasture, 1 quarter fenced used for hay and then pasture, 4 quarters hay land in 3 year, 90 acres fenced in elk fence used for pasture, 42 acre yardsite incl. 2014 1680 sq. ft. modular home w/carport, hip roof barn, insulated shop, water well that will water 450 cattle, natuRT M S A N D S I T E b u i l t h o m e s . C a l l ral gas, internet tower. Would be willing to 1-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures sell in 2 or 3 separate pkgs. Lots of hunting, and pricing at: fishing and sports available. 780-524-7548, Valleyview, AB. ONE QUARTER GRAINLAND for sale, East of Bindloss, AB. For more info. call 403-379-2521.

SADDLE HILLS, Alberta Farm for Lease The Saddle Hills farm consists of approximately 3678 acres of cropland as well as a home yard site with equipment and grain storage capacity. The farm is located north of Bonanza, AB. in Saddle Hills County. The is well suited for canola, wheat and J&H HOMES: Western Canada’s most area Bonnefield plans to negotiate with trusted RTM Home Builder since 1969. oats. excellent farmers to form long-term lease View at 306-652-5322 arrangements to ensure this land is maintained profitably and sustainably for the long term. For more information please contact: VEGAS TIMESHARE. INT’L exchanges, avail. 2 bdrm., full kitchen washer/dryer, WANTED TO LEASE irrigated land to proliving/dining room. 306-453-2958, Carlyle. ducer forages or buy standing irrigated pure Timothy or pure Alfalfa; Also looking 2013 CHARIOT EAGLE Park Model- Las to lease land or buy standing pure Timothy Quintas Oasis, Yuma, AZ. 1 bdm, 1 bth, 400 crops west of Hwy #2. Call Barry at: sq. ft., fully furn. incl. shed and gazebo. 403-507-8660, e-mail: Move in ready, $47,000 USD. 928-305-7419 INVITATION TO TENDER FARMLAND. Farmland for sale by Tender near Strome, AB: NE 01-44-15 W4; NW 01-44-15 W4; NW 11-44-15 W4; NW 12-44-15 W4; SW 12-44-15 W4; SW 14-44-15 W4. Tenders close February 28th, 2017. To see 5 PLUS ACRE FARM, frontage on Slocan complete Invitation To Tender go to: River, fenced, 2,860 sq. ft. home, guest and click on cabin, barns, trees, gardens, rich soil, full Lorenz Tender. For further information sun, mountains, all services. $437,500. please call Don Lorenz at 780-991-8603 or 250-304-4669. Castlegar, BC. by e-mail:

33/4’s Top-quality grain land 157 acres cult per quarter, $104,325 ave. assessment all in tight block Moosomin Sk. Check out this Premium operation! LAND AUCTION for Val Veroba, Kelly Fleck, Dallas Fleck & Sherry Moffat, on Thursday, March 23, 2017, Days Inn, Estevan, SK., 7:00 PM. Please join Mack Auction Company on March 23rd for your chance to own 12 quarter sections of prime farmland in RM of Browning #34. Over $60,000 of Surface Lease Revenue being sold with the land located in the center of the Lampman/Steelman gas and oil fields! NW-19-04-06-W2; NE-19-0406-W2, $13,350 SLR; SW-19-04-06-W2, $3600 SLR; SE-19-04-06-W2, $10,000 SLR (Sub-divided yardsite does not sell); SE-29-04-06-W2, existing Surface Leases not incl. in sale (Sub-divided yardsite does not sell); SW-29-04-05-W2, $2725 SLR; SE-29-04-05-W2, $3050 SLR; NE-28-0405-W2, $5775 SLR; SE-28-04-05-W2, $7175 SLR; SE-18-04-05-W2, $8450 SLR (Sub-divided yardsite does not sell); SW-17-04-05-W2, $6650 SLR; SE-06-0405-W2. For sale bill and photos visit Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL311962 RM OF BLUCHER 343: 2 quarters. SW-29-35-01-W3M, NW-29-35-01-W3M, 310 acres cult. 3 hopper bins totaling 17,000 bus. Taking offers to February 28, 2017. Call Bob 306-717-1987. RM OF GLENSIDE 377: Prime ranching opportunity! 1296 sq. ft. bungalow built in 1988. Detached garage, metal shop/riding arena, horse barn and newer corrals. 308 total acres of land. (Both native and tame grass, cross fenced into many paddocks). SE 04-40-14 W3 and SE 33-39-14 W3. $499,000. For more info. phone Duane Neufeldt, RE/MAX Saskatoon - Biggar 3 0 6 - 9 4 8 - 8 0 5 5 . w w w. d u a n e n e u LOOKING FOR THREE or more sections of farmland to list. Have Buyers. Contact Earl Cooper 306-241-7751 or Reg Kotlar 306-221-1880 at Sutton Group Norland Realty Ltd., Saskatoon, SK. WANTED: UP TO 250 quarters of grain land. Will consider most parts in SK. and AB. For more info. phone 306-221-2208. LAND FOR SALE: RM of Wallace No. 243. NW 14-27-01 W2. 160 acres (140 cult.), Assessed 43,340. Call 204-414-4129.

13 LOTS IN REGINA. Investment oppor13 unserviced lots. Each lot is FARMLAND FOR RENT, 320 acres, RM Bratts tunity! Located directly west of Harbour Lake, NW-20-14-19 W2 and SE-02-15-20 25’x125’. Landing on Campbell St., $520,000. W2. Accepting offers. Contact Jason MLS#582469. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group 306-551-7477, Regina, SK. - Results Realty, 306-596-7081. SA SK ATCH EW A N FA RM L A N D FO R SA L E sa skfa rm la n d forsa le.n et RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM


fD u n d u rn No . 31 4 , 4 58.78 acre s ,g rain ,M LS# 5671 73. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89 0,000 fCo rm a n P a rk No . 34 4 , 1 60 acre s ,b e e f,M LS# 570361 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000,000 fCo rm a n P a rk No . 34 4 , 1 60 acre s ,b e e f,M LS# 570605. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000,000 fCo rm a n P a rk No . 34 4 , 1 60 acre s ,g rain ,M LS# 570637. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000,000 fAb erd een No . 373, 24 0.1 5 acre s ,b e e f,M LS# 584 266. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250,000 fAb erd een No . 373, 1 1 9.87 acre s ,g rain ,M LS# 588221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $51 5,000 fO rkn ey No . 24 4 , 21 88 acre s ,m ixe d ,M LS# 588238. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,59 0,000 fAb erd een No . 373, 1 63.26 acre s ,g rain ,M LS# 5961 1 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 50,000 fR o sed a le No . 283, 4 79.31 acre s ,m ixe d ,M LS# 596863. . .S . . . .O . . . .L . . .D . . . . . . . $3 25,000

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FARM AND RANCH land for sale. Henry Vos, 780-835-1992, Royal LePage Valley Realty. FARMLAND FOR SALE in Mannning, AB. Some full sections. Call Evelyn Petkus, Royal LePage Valley Realty, 780-836-6478.



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14/4 grain operation all in block, 2100 acres cultivated, very economical unit to farm. Very well maintained, neat and tidy - Windthorst area. Guy Shepherd Farm Boy Realty Corp. 1 306 434 8857

LAND FOR SALE The Public Guardian and Trustee of Saskatchewan as property guardian for Frederick Morozoff, will accept bids on the following:

R.M. of Keys #303 SW 30-31-02-W2M 160 Cultivatable Acres Property will be sold in “As Is” condition. No minerals included in sale. Sealed bids, clearly marked “Frederick Morozoff”, should be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2017 accompanied by a deposit of 10% of the bid in the form of a money order or certified cheque to the address below. (Deposits will be refunded except for that of the successful bidder.) The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. For further information phone: Faye Mintzler at (306) 787-7920 or email: Public Guardian and Trustee of Saskatchewan 100 - 1871 Smith Street REGINA SK S4P 4W4 Fax (306) 787-5065

FOR SALE BY TENDER. Home quarter for sale. Offers are invited for the land (no minerals; no buildings except as stated below): C SE 28-11-10 W2, located in the RM of Fillmore #96 (159.62 acres) (1900 sq. ft. house, 16,800 bu. grain storage, cattle shelters, watering bowls, 2 sheds, 2 dugouts plus well water, house has chlorination iron filter RO water filtration and 120 acres cult.) For anyone wishing to view the property, an open house will be held on February 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. An offer may be made for the above land. An offer must be: in writing with a certified cheque (payable to the undersigned) for 5% of the offered price as a deposit; and placed in a sealed envelope marked “Land Tender” which reaches the undersigned by 10:00 AM CST Thursday, March 2, 2017. Balance of offered price is payable by cash or financing arrangements (satisfactory to the undersigned) when notice of intention to accept the offer is given. Cheques of unsuccessful offerors will be returned. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Offerors must rely on their own research of the property to determine acreage, condition and assessment. If you have any other questions regarding the sale of the land please call Claude at 306-722-7408. Donald G. Horner, Horner Law Office, 21- 5th Street N. E., Weyburn, SK. S4H 0Y9. PRESERVE GAME HUNTING/CATTLE RANCH, 959 titled, 2297 Crown acres. Opportunity to outfit and ranch. Almost 3500 acres on titled/Crown land only minutes from Cold Lake, AB., just South of Pierceland, SK. A full section of titled land fully game fenced. Crown land sustains a cattle ranch capable of 250 head. Executive log home and secondary home and buildings and corrals for cattle handling operation. Coldwell Banker Rescom Realty PA MLS. $3,900,000 OBO. 306-961-0094, Pierceland, SK. 7 QUARTERS, RM OF HAZELWOOD, Kipling, SK. Opportunity! Close to Moose Mountain Prov. Park. Five oilwells on 2 quarters. Income from wind turbine. Additional lands leased for grazing. Gross income over $33,000/year. $1,385,000. MLS#595273. Paul Kutarna, Sutton Group - Results Realty, 306-596-7081. FOR SALE IN the RM of Marquis No. 191: NW 01-19-26 W2, assessment $117,700; SW 01-19-26 W2, assessment $107,600. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Taking offers until March 16th, 2017. Mail offers to: Box 37, Tuxford, SK. S0H 4C0. Phone or text 306-631-8454.



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160 ACRES near Regina with yard and business opportunity; 15 acres w/large character home, plus 2nd home on property within 35 miles of Regina or Weyburn on Hwy. #35; 160 acres w/large home, 3 car heated garage, large shop, horse barn, plenty of water, 20 min. NE of Regina.; Near Pilot Butte, 80 acre development land; 90+ acres, Hwy. #11, 7 mi. North of Saskatoon, development; RM Perdue, 2 quarters W. of Saskatoon on Hwy #14; 2 miles East of Balgonie Hwy. #1, 145 acre development land. Brian Tiefenbach 306-536-3269, Colliers Int., Regina, SK.


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FARM LAND FOR SALE OR RENT BY TENDER, RM of Kindersley (Brock). All of Section 4-28-20 W3rd, Assessment: SW $102,600, SE $103,100, NW $108,400 and NE $104,600. House and yardsite is on NE quarter. Closing date for Tenders is Feb. 25/ 17. Highest tender or any tender not necessarily accepted. Offers must exclude GST or any other levies which may be payable by the purchaser. Purchasers must rely on their own research and inspection of the property. 10% of Purchase price made payable to Sheppard & Millar in Trust. Must accompany tender which will be returned if tender not accepted. Vendor is willing to accept tenders on individual parcels or on block as a whole. Offers should clearly state land description and total offer. Reference file 17-6184. Forward Tender to: Sheppard & Millar, Barristers & Solicitors, 113- 1st Avenue East, Box 1510, Kindersley, SK., S0L 1S0. Attention Mark L. Millar.


HANLEY-KENASTON AREA. 320 acres, bungalow, new shop, barn with added stock shelter, good water, natural gas, all underground services. 40 minutes from Saskatoon. Home quarter may be purchased separately. Asking $569,000. Call 306-252-5200 or Calgary 403-275-8008.


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RM OF COTEAU: For sale by tender 3 quarters farm land. NE-17-26-8-W3, NW-17-26-8-W3, SE-20-26-8-W3. Written confidential bids are being accepted for the sale of all or any portion or any combination of parcels. Highest or any bids not necessarily accepted. Closing date for bids is February 28, 2017. Mail bids to: Land Tender, 11374 Clark Dr., North Battleford, SK. S9A 3P3. More info. call 306-445-5377

REAL ESTATE AUCTION, Ole Peteherych, 306-634-3540, Thursday, March 30, 2017, Days Inn, Estevan, SK., 7:00 PM. Join Mack Auction Company on Thursday, March 30 for your chance to own 6 quarter sections of fenced pasture land in the North Portal/Northgate SK. area. Lots 1 & 2 share a common water source and will be combined. This half section is located adjacent to the community pasture’s east corrals. RM Coalfields #4: 1. SW-22-0104-W2, pasture. 2. SE-22-01-04-W2, pasture. Abandoned farm yard with power service. Lots 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be combined. These 4 quarters are crossfenced and share water sources, valleys and coulees. RM Enniskillen #3: 3. SW-28-01-03-W2, pasture. 4. SE-28-01-03-W2, pasture. Seasonal access road and low level crossing. 5. NE-28-01-03-W2, pasture. Grid road access, also known as the Little Dipper Ranch Heritage Site. 6. NW-27-01-03-W2, pasture. Grid road access. Mack Auction Co. 306-421-2928, 306-487-7815. For sale bill and photos: Join us on Facebook & Twitter. PL311962.

FOR SALE BY TENDER - RM Of Key West No. 070: SE-14-08-23 W2; SW-13-08-23 W2; NW-12-08-23 W2. All offers to be submitted in writing on or before Friday March 10th, 2017. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Includes 2 bins (3800 bu. & 4000 bu.). Mineral not included. Please forward all bids FOR SALE: 1 section of farmland in RM of and enquiries to: McGeough Zepick Law Saltcoats, SK. Approx. 500 cultivated acres. Office, 1222-5th Street, Estevan, SK, S4A 306-621-1026, 0Z6. 306-634-8822,

FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER R.M. of Gravelbourg No. 104

Sealed Tenders in writing are invited to purchase the following land: SW of 13-10-4 W3rd Ext 0 (No Minerals) and NW of 12-10-4 W3rd Ext 0 (No Minerals) Grain bins located on the land should be treated independently of the land. Tenders will be accepted until 3:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2017 and received at the office of Burlingham Cuelenaere Legal Prof. Corp. 1043 8th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0S2, accompanied by a deposit cheque of ten (10%) per cent of the bid price payable to Burlingham Cuelenaere “In Trust”. • The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. • Deposit cheques accompanying unaccepted bids will be returned. • Confirmation of financing must accompany each bid. • Balance of purchase price payable by March 31, 2017. • Those presenting a tender must rely on their own research to determine acreage, condition and assessment.


Kevin Jarrett (306) 441-4152 SEVERAL QUALITY LAND packages for sale. Please check out our website at Regina, SK. FARM/ RANCH LAND for sale. RM 73, 9 adjoining quarters of which 5 are currently in hay but could be put back to grain. 4 quarters grain land leased until 2018. 3 more quarters available for rent. Home quarter with modern yard may also be available for purchase. Evening calls only. 306-642-3442, Assiniboia, SK.

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GRAIN LAND TO RENT, 35 mile radius of Rouleau, SK. Call 306-776-2600 or email: 2 QUARTERS FARMLAND- RM of Eye Hill #382. For sale by tender. SW-13-39-28-W3 and SE-14-39-28-W3. Revenue from 5 oil wells. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Send tenders by Feb. 25th to: D. Crich, 131 Adams Close, Red Deer, AB. T4R 3C7. 403-588-1343. LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER for the Estate of Ron Colpitts, Pat Colpitts, Charlotte Colpitts Forish. RM of Moose Creek No. 33: NE-30-5-1-W2, land, 160 acres, 2016 assess. $83,100. SE-30-5-1-W2, land, yard, misc. buildings, and A-Frame residence, 155.940 acres, 2016 assess. $80,200. Closing date for Tender is Feb. 25, 2017. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Tender must be unconditional and in writing.Tender will be on a cash basis of sale. Offers must exclude GST or any other levies which may be payable by the purchaser. Purchaser is responsible for 2017 RM taxes. Purchaser must rely upon their own research and inspection. Offers should clearly state land description and total offer per quarter. Vendor desires to sell above listed land as a block unit but is willing to accept tenders on individual quarters. Successful tender will be notified after the closing date and upon confirmation of acceptance of tender be required to submit a certified cheque of 10% of the purchase price to the Vendor’s Solicitor. Forward Tender to: Executor for the Estate of Ron Colpitts (Gerald Stewart), Box 368, Oxbow, SK., S0C 2B0. Cell: 306-483-7829 RM OF ROSEMOUNT #378: Starter farm/ranch! Older 1-3/4 storey character home, approx. 2000 sq. ft., heated detached garage, quonset, open front shelter, corrals, bins. 186 acres of land. (70 cult., remainder pasture and yardsite). NW 36-36-16-W3 and part of SW 36-36-16-W3 $349,000. For more info. phone Duane Neufeldt, Re/Max Saskatoon - Biggar 306-948-8055

ID#1100539 11 QUARTERS OF LAND IN SENLAC. 1322 acres of pasture/improved pasture. Includes a creek that flows through the property. 4 spring fed dugouts with excellent water throughout the entire property. 2 gas wells on the property with CNRL. Fencing is good and a set of steel corrals are also included. MLS®. 1-866-345-3414, Real Estate C e n t re . F o r a l l o u r l i s t i n g s v i s i t MACK AUCTION CO. presents a large Real Estate and Land Auction the Estate of William Krell, Monday, April 10, 2017, at 10:00 AM. Directions from Stoughton, SK. go 2 miles South on Hwy #47, 1 mile West and 1/4 mile North. 1) SE-17-08-08-W2 RM OF Tecumseh #65, FVA 69,500, 110 cultivated acres, 2016 yellow flax crop, 2016 taxes $301.57, 2 storey character home, 26x32 double car garage, concrete floor and electric heat; 50x100 steel quonset, overhead and sliding doors; 40x54 steel work shop, overhead door, concrete floor, electric heat, bathroom; 40x60 steel quonset; Hip roof barn with lean to and copulas; Livestock watering bowls; Numerous wood outbuildings for storage; steel grain bins on cement foundations. 2) SW 17-08-08-W2, RM#65 - FVA 79,300, 159 titled acres, 110 cult. acres. 3) NW 17-08-08-W2, RM #65 FVA 74,700, 160 titled acres, 120 cult. acres. 4) SW 16-08-08-W2 RM #65 - FVA 81,400, 160 titled acres, 150 cult. acres, $7000 surface lease revenue. 5) NW 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 78,600, 160 titled acres, 122 cult. acres, 2016 Canola crop, 2016 taxes $340.22, $5600 surface lease revenue. 6) NE 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 70,500, 158 titled acres, 115 cult. acres $7200 oil surface lease revenue, 40x80 wood arch rib storage, 28x60 wood grain annex, steel 2911 and 1350 bu grain bins. 7) SW 09-08-08-W2, RM #65 FVA 68,900, 160 titled acres, 125 cult. acres. 8) SE 09-08-08-W2, RM #65; FVA 75,100, 160 titled acres, 115 cult. acres. 9) NW 10-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 77,000, 157 titled acres, cult. acres $2300 oil surface lease revenue. 10) NE 10-08-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 78,600, 160 titled acres, 151 cult. acres. 11) SW 32-07-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 60,100, 193 titled acres, 152 cultivated acres. 12) SE 32-07-08-W2, RM #65 - FVA 58,000, 176 titled acres, 123 cult. acres. 13) 312 Donnelly Street, Stoughton; 50’x120’ non-serviced commercial/residential lot. 14) 316 Donnelly Street, Stoughton; 50’x120’ non-serviced commercial/residential lot. Visit: for sale bill and photos. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815, Mack Auction Co. PL 311962

FARMLAND AUCTION: 2 quarter sections of farmland in the RM of Benson #35, SE 01-04-07 W2 and SW 01-04-07 W2. Don Biette land and farm equipment auction Monday April 17, 2017. Bienfait, SK. area. Visit for sale bill and photos or join our FB page. Phone 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 MACK Auction Co. PL 311962.

FARMLAND AND YARDSITE for sale, 2034 acres and mature yardsite, House, garage, quonset, plenty of water. One section block, RM 193, 9 adjoining quarters in RM FARMLAND FOR LEASE. RM of Fisher. 223. Phone 306-850-0774, Eyebrow, SK. SE-6-25-2W SW-6-25-2W, East quarter fully arable, west quarter partially treed. Enquiries please call 204-488-7557. FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER. RM of McCraney No. 282. Legal Description: NW-32-30-01-W3, ext. 0, SW-32-3001-W3, ext. 0. Conditions of Offer: 1. All offers to be submitted on or before 4:00 PM on February 28, 2017 to: Shirkey Law SELLING 143 ACRES: Touching Spence Office, Box 280, 127 Washington Ave., Lake, great hunting and fishing! $35,000 Davidson, SK., S0G 1A0. 2. Contact Shirkey OBO. Call 204-628-3366. Law Office at or 306-567-2023 to obtain Bid Form. 3. Deposits of $5000 made payable to Shirkey Law Office. Cheques will be returned to unsuccessful bidders. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. 4. Persons submitting offers must rely on their own inspection of land and improvements as to condition and number of acres. FARMLAND, FOR SALE BY TENDER: SE-0822-16-W2, RM of Cupar #218. Closes March 3, 2017. 7810 Century Dr., Regina, NEAR DUCK MOUNTAIN, river nearby, very SK., S4Y 1G2. scenic. 459 acres, 265 cultivated, 60 acres RM HAZEL DELL #335. 419 acres chemical fenced pasture. 1550 sq. ft. bungalow with free farmland all in one block. Private set- attached garage, 30x42’ heated workshop ting. Older mobile home, good water. Info plus much more. Florence Komarniski Real phone 306-814-0014, Preeceville, SK. Estate, 204-638-3055, Dauphin, MB., or Grant Tweed, Century 21, 204-761-6884. CASH RENT: 6 quarters in 1 block, RM Kingsley #124, Kipling/Whitewood area. RM RUSSELL. 3400 acres. For more details One quarter 7 miles from home residence check out our website may consider selling. 306-696-2957. Regina, SK. Realtors/Brokers welcome.


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1993 GRAND TOURING Ski-Doo, front cover, stored inside, used very little by elderly couple. 306-696-2957, Whitewood, SK. PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, Wainwright, AB.

WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, eight models, options and accessories. 1-877-866-0667. SAWMILLS from only $4397 - Make Money and Save Money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free info. and DVD: or call 1-800-566-6899 ext. 168.

ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different ways to weigh bales and livestock; Platform scales for industrial use as well, nonelectric, no balances or cables (no weigh like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK.

CERT., REG. CDC Copeland. Volume and cash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at Sopatyk Seed Farms, 306-227-7867, Aberdeen, SK.

MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: CERT. CDC COPELAND Malt barley seed. 99% germ., 98% vigor, 50g TKW and low THREE QUARTER SECTIONS Pasture/Hunt- disease. LaForge Farms Ltd. 306-773-0924, ing, dugout on each quarter. RM Russell, Swift Current, SK. NW 21/NE 20/SW 20-21-29. 204-773-3780 TOP QUALITY CERT. #1 CDC Copeland, AC Metcalfe, Newdale. Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. WANTED: PRIME BLOCKS of grainland, CERTIFIED BARLEY, VARIETIES available: 2000 - 20,000 acre parcels, must be nearly AC Metcalf; CDC Maverick; CDC Austenson. all cultivated, can be irrigated and/or Call for pricing and availability. Delivery dryland, central or Peace districts. Contact available, 250-782-7820, Dawson Creek, Greg Jarvis, The Real Estate Company, BC. 403-830-2020, Okotoks, AB. E-mail: REG., CERT. CDC COPELAND, AC Metcalfe. Call for early order and bulk discount pricing. Visa, MC, FCC financing. Custom t r e at i n g ava i l a b l e . L L S E E D S. C A , RM SLIDING HILLS, located in Mikado, 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. SK. 1358 sq. ft. bungalow, on 10 acres. Well lined trees. 49’x100’ steel quonset. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Metcalfe $212,900. MLS#593526. Paul Kutarna, barley, high germination and quality. Boyes S u t t o n G r o u p - R e s u l t s R e a l t y, Seeds, 306-327-7660, Kelvington, SK. 306-596-7081. CDC COPELAND BARLEY, reg. and cert., top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, LOOKING FOR SUPERVISED pasture for the 306-445-5516. 2017 grazing season. Must have good CERT. #1 COPELAND, 95% germ., 94% fences and references. Call Westwood Land vigor, 0 fus., 47. Sandercock Seed Farm, & Cattle Ltd. 306-435-7313. Moosomin, SK. 306-334-2958, Balcarres, SK. CERT. #1 AAC Synergy, CDC Copeland, excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. CERTIFIED CDC AUSTENSON barley. Call Ennis Seeds 306-429-2793, Glenavon, SK. 2012 NEWMAR KOUNTRY Aire 5th wheel. Why pay high USD exchange rates for a new unit? This luxury 5th wheel has all the features! 37', power level, 2-40 lb. propane tanks, air, furnace, factory polar pac. One of the last 5th wheels Newmar made before switching exclusively to high end motor coaches. Washer/dryer, queen bed w/ access from 3 sides. low kms, stored in heated shop every winter, exc., $84,000. 306-893-7140, Maidstone, SK. 1974 BOLER TRAILER, new radial tires, sleeps 4, furnace, always shedded and covered. 306-696-2957, Whitewood, SK.

CERT. CDC COPELAND, AC Metcalfe barley. Call Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060 Melfort, SK.

2007 OKANAGAN ECLIPSE 28.5’ 5th wheel, bunk beds, big shower, winter pkg., low kms, Mumby hitch, $22,000. Financing avail. Leduc, AB.

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FARM LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER in the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk. SE 1/4 of 34-12-09 WPM. Exc all mines and minerals as set forth in transfer 96001 PLTO. Tender must be for the entirety of the land described above, and all buildings attached thereto. Sealed tenders to purchase the land will be received by: Greenberg & Greenberg, Box 157, Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 3B2 until 4:30 PM March 15, 2017. Terms of the Tender are as follows: 1) Each Tender shall be in writing and in a sealed envelope, plainly marked as to its contents and shall be submitted with a certified cheque payable to Greenberg & Greenberg, in trust, in an amount equal to 10% of the tender price. 2) If the tender is accepted, the certified cheque shall become a nonrefundable deposit. If the Tenderer fails to complete the purchase of the property the Seller shall retain the deposit as liquidated damages. On March 17, 2017 unsuccessful Tenderers will have their certified cheques returned to them by regular mail. 3) The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by cash, certified cheque, or lawyer’s trust cheque and trust conditions on April 14, 2017 (the Closing Date). 4) Vacant possession will be provided on Closing Date. 5) The Buyers will pay the 2017 taxes. 6) The Vendors will pay all the property taxes and penalties relating to taxes accruing to December 31, 2016. 7) The Tenderer will pay the applicable Good and Services. Tax or provide an acceptable undertaking to self-assess. 8) Time is to be of the essence in submission of tender and closing of sale. 9) Highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. 10) The Purchasers rely entirely on their own knowledge and inspection of the property independent of any representations made by or on behalf of the owners. For further particulars and inspection contact: John A. Jones, Greenberg & Greenberg, Box 157, Portage la Prairie, MB. R1N 3B2. Phone 204-857-6878 E X C E L L E N T L I V E S TO C K FA R M S : 1) 1732 deeded acres w/4425 acres of Crown land, fenced, small bungalow, very good buildings and metal corral system, can carry 350 cow/calf pairs. 2) Excellent horse ranch in Erickson, MB., Riding Arena and buildings in fantastic condition. 3) 640 acres mixed farm within 15 min. of Brandon. 4) 800 acre cattle farm, Rorketon, MB., 1500 sq.ft. home, heated shop. 5) 320 acre grain farm, Elgin area. Jim McLachlan 204-724-7753, HomeLife Home Professional Realty Inc, Brandon, MB., 3 QUARTERS WITH YARDSITE: 477 acres in a block. Mixed farm, 300 arable acres. Fenced and cross fenced, 2 shallow wells., 40’x60’ machine shed, 34’x44’ pole shed, barn, corrals, hay fence. 24’x32’ bungalow, w/double attached garage. Located beside the Riding Mtn. National Park. Contact Karen Goraluk-Salesperson, 204-773-6797. NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate. MLS ®1701622,

CERTIFIED CDC MAVERICK, 96% germ., no disease. Call Hickseeds 306-354-7998 (Barry), 306-229-9517 (Dale) Mossbank SK CERT. CDC Copeland, AAC Synergy. Treatment available upon request. TEZ SEEDS, Elrose, SK. 306-378-2785. Best pricing, Best option Best service



CERT. #1 CDC Copeland, CDC Metcalfe, AAC Synergy, CDC Maverick, CDC Austenson. Ardell Seeds, 306-668-4415, Vanscoy. CERTIFIED #1 LEGACY (6R). Call Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK.

2016 CHALLENGER 37KT, #G0A07762, #1 Selling floor plan, $174,900. AMVIC Lic. Dlr. Call 1-844-488-3142 or shop online 24/7 at: 2013 CHALLENGER 37KT, 31,000 miles, excellent cond, many extras, $115,000. St. Gregor, SK. 306-366-2112, 306-231-3410.

CERT. CDC AUSTENSON feed barley. Call Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060 Melfort, SK.

CERTIFIED CONVENTIONAL CM440 grazing corn. Early maturing, leafier for increased grazing yield. No planter required. Swath or stand graze cattle, sheep, bison WANTED PARTS for GMC motorhome, and for wildlife food plots. CanaMaize b u i l t b e t we e n 1 9 7 3 a n d 1 9 7 8 . C a l l S e e d I n c . , c a l l 1 - 8 7 7 - 2 6 2 - 4 0 4 6 . 306-463-7527, Kindersley, SK.


DE DELL SEEDS INC. high yielding grain corn, high yielding silage corn, proven in the prairies. The leaders in non-GMO technology. Prairie dealer. Beausejour, MB. Free delivery. Call 204-268-5224.

CERT AAC JATHARIA VB CWRS, Brandon AAC BRANDON, reg. and cert., top Plentiful, Utmost VB. Melfort, SK. Trawin quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, Seeds, 306-752-4060 North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, CERTIFIED #1 AAC Brandon HRS, high 306-445-5516. germ., low fusarium gram. Seed Source, AAC ELIE, CERT., sister to AAC Brandon, 306-323-4402, Archerwill, SK. top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, CERT. CDC Utmost VB, CDC Plentiful. North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, C E R T I F I E D A C T R A N S C E N D . MR fusarium resistance. AC Andrew, AC 306-445-5516. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. Enchant VB and AC conquer VB. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. CERT. COLEMAN RED Spring Seed Wheat. CHIN RIDGE SEEDS, Taber, AB Price dependent on quantity purchased. Gerry 780-831-8525, Spirit River, AB. CERTIFIED AAC Spitfire, Transcend Durum; AAC Brandon, AC Muchmore CERTIFIED STETTLER WHEAT, clean, germ HRSW; AAC Chiffon Softwheat; 96%, good sprout resistance, 0% fus. Can Highest Yielding CPS AAC Penhold CPSW; AC Bravo Flax; deliver. 250-782-0220, Dawson Creek, BC. 119% of 5700 PR AAC Lacombe, CDC Greenwater Peas. Improved Sprouting See for Tolerance more varieties 1-800-563-7333 CERTIFIED TRANSCEND DURUM. Call Super Seed 306-465-2727 Craswell Seeds Ltd., Strasbourg, SK., Charabin SF 306-445-2939 306-725-3236. TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED alfalfa and grass Wilfing Seeds 306-236-6811 CERT. AAC SPITFIRE, ACC Marchwell seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse VB. durum, good germ., low fusarium. Call 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Plentiful, Cardale, Myles at Fox Family Farm 306-648-8337, Elgin ND, Goodeve VB, Vesper VB. Fenton Gravelbourg, SK. Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK.

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EXCELLENT QUALITY CERTIFIED #1 Cardale, CDC Utmost, CDC Plentiful, Muchmore, AAC Elie, AAC Connery, AAC Brandon, Elgin ND. Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. CERTIFIED CDC Plentiful, CDC Utmost VB. Craswell Seeds Ltd., Strasbourg, SK., CERT. #1 CS CAMDEN, Triactor, Souris. 306-725-3236. excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., 306-324-4315, Margo, SK.

CERTIFIED OATS, VARIETIES available: CDC Haymaker; AC Mustang; CDC Seabiscuit. Call for pricing and availability. Delivery avail., 250-782-7820, Dawson Creek, BC.,

EXCELLENT QUALITY CERTIFIED #1 CS Camden, Summit, CDC Minstrel, CDC Ruffi a n , C D C O r r i n . F r e d e r i c k S e e d s , 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. CERT. CS CAMDEN milling oat and CDC baler forage oat. Trawin Seeds, Melfort, SK., 306-752-4060. CERTIFIED #1 CDC RUFFIAN, AC Leggett, CDC Orrin. Call Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK.

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Highest Yielding CPS 119% of 5700 PR Improved Sprouting Tolerance Dale Frazer 306-745-7793 Foundation Seeds 306-947-4740 Seed Source 306-323-4402

CERT. #1 SUMMIT, CDC Haymaker (forage), excellent quality. Ardell Seeds Ltd., CERTIFIED WHEAT SEED, Varieties avail.: 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. AAC Penhold; AAC Stettler; Thorsby. Call for pricing and availability. Delivery available, call 250-782-7820, Dawson Creek, BC. CERTIFIED AAC PREVAIL, AAC Foray and AAC Pasture. Volume and cash discounts. CERT. CARBERRY SPRING wheat, 0% FHB, Please text or call Jeff at Sopatyk Seed 99% germ., $12/bu. Pepneck Farms, call Farms, 306-227-7867, Aberdeen, SK. David at 403-424-0096, Vauxhall, AB. Email: CERTIFIED AAC BRANDON, AAC Jatharia CERTIFIED AAC BRANDON spring wheat, Grant, Greenshields Seeds, 306-746-7336, high germination and quality. Boyes Seeds, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK. 306-327-7660, Kelvington, SK. CERTIFIED AC CARBERRY and AC Shaw CERT. #1 CDC Utmost, AAC Brandon, CarVB. Contact Ennis Seeds 306-429-2793, dale. Call Ardell Seeds, 306-668-4415, Glenavon, SK. Vanscoy, SK.

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HYBRID AND OPEN-POLLINATED canola varieties. Certified #1 Synergy (Polish), Dekalb, Rugby. Phone Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK.

REG. AND CERT. #1 Bethune flax, 98% germ., Triffied free. Sandercock Seed Farm, 306-334-2958, Balcarres, SK. CERTIFIED NO. 1 CDC Glas flax, quantity discounts and financing available. Call/ text: 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. CERT. GLAS, CDC Sorrel, CDC Bethune f l a x . Tr a w i n S e e d s , M e l f o r t , S K . , 306-752-4060.

CDC GLAS FLAX, reg. and cert., top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Sorrel, AAC Bravo. CERT. REG. FDN. CDC Impulse and CDC Proclaim red lentil seed. Higher yielding Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. than Maxim. Volume and cash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at Sopatyk Seed Hig her Farms, 306-227-7867, Aberdeen, SK. gua Email: pr


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REG. AND CERT. CDC Calvi, great standability, excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., 306-324-4315, Margo, SK.

BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buying all varieties of mustard. Also canary and some other specialty crops. 204-745-3662, Brunkild, MB MUSTARD SEED FOR SALE! Looking for off grade mustard, lentils or chickpeas. Custom color sorting of all types of crops. Ackerman Ag Services, 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.

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CERTIFIED CDC GREENSTAR LG Lentil, 92% TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses germ., 88% vigor, 72.55g TKW, low disease. and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Call LaForge Farms Ltd., 306-773-0924, Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. Swift Current, SK. COMMON ALFALFA SEED, creep and tapCERT. CDC MAXIM CL. Craswell Seeds root varieties, cleaned and bagged. Ltd., Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236. 306-963-7833, Imperial, SK. CERTIFIED CDC MARBLE, dark speckled lentils. Call Grant, Greenshields Seeds, $28/ACRE, CATT CORN, open pollinated corn seed. Lower cost alternative for graz306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK ing and silage. 7-9’ tall leafy plants, 8-10” CERT. #1 CDC Proclaim (small red), CDC cobs, early maturing 2150 CHUs. Seed Marble (French green). Call Ardell Seeds produced in MB. for over 10 yrs. High nuLtd., 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. tritional value and palatability. Delivery 204-723-2831, Check us out on NEW CERT. CDC Proclaim CL red lentil available. facebook at: Catt Corn 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Impala (small red) ALFALFA, TIMOTHY, Brome, Clover, hay Clearfield. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, and pasture blends, millet seed, Crown, Red Prozo. 204-685-2376, Austin, MB. Tisdale, SK.

van Burck Seeds Star City, SK 306-863-4377

McCarthy Seed Farm Ltd. Ostafie’s Seed Farm Canora, SK Corning, SK 306-563-6244 306-224-4848

Shewchuk Seeds Blaine Lake, SK 306-290-7816

Herle Seed Farm Ltd. Wilkie, SK 306-843-2934

Ferndale Seed Farm Ltd. Charabin Seed Farm Ltd. North Battleford, SK Rocanville, SK 306-445-2939 306-645-4423 Wylie Seed & Processing Fedoruk Farms Inc. Biggar, SK Kamsack, SK 306-948-2807 306-542-4235

CERTIFIED CDC AMARILLO. Volume and ALFALFA, CLOVER, BROMEGRASS, Timocash discounts. Please text or call Jeff at thy, wheat grass. Trawin Seeds, Melfort, Sopatyk Seed Farms, 306-227-7867, SK., 306-752-4060. Aberdeen, SK. CERTIFIED CDC Amarillo, CDC Limerick, CDC Greenwater, CDC Mosaic. Phone Grant, Greenshields Seeds, 306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK CERTIFIED ARDILL PEAS, 93% germ., no disease. Call Hickseeds 306-354-7998 (Barry), 306-229-9517 (Dale) Mossbank SK

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CERTIFIED CDC CALVI. Phone Grant at Greenshields Seeds, 306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, Semans, SK

t Ideal variety for IPM Program for FHB

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Palmier Seed Farm

NEW CERTIFIED CDC Calvi, CDC Bastia, CDC Togo. Itchless. Very good condition. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK.

CERT. #1 CDC IMPULSE CL red lentil. YELLOW BLOSSOM SWEET Clover seed, Highest yielding Clearfield red lentil Call 99.5% pure, low price, delivered MB and 306-465-2525, 306-861-5679 Hansen SK. Rick Smylski, 204-638-7732. Seeds, Yellow Grass SK.

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CERTIFIED PEAS, VARIETIES available: CDC Meadow; AAC Peace River; CDC Horizon. Call for pricing and availability. Delivery avail. 250-782-7820, Dawson Creek, BC. Available at

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CERTIFIED #1 CDC Amarillo, high germ. and quality. Seed Source, 306-323-4402, Archerwill, SK.


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GrainEx International Ltd. LENTILS & CANARYSEED

CERT. #1 CDC Amarillo, CDC Limerick (green). Ardell Seeds Ltd., 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK.

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REG., CERT. MCLEOD R2Y soybean, early season, high yield. Custom treating available. Call for early order and bulk discount pricing. Visa, MC, FCC financing. LLSEEDS.CA, 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. CERT CDC Blackstrap (early); CDC Superjet; CDC Jet. High germs. Martens Charolais & Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB CONVENTIONAL SOYBEANS: AAC Edward, OAC Prudence - Certified, Reg., Fdn. Not glyphosate tolerant. Big Dog Seeds, 306-483-2963, Oxbow, SK. HAVE WET FIELDS? Try Faba beans! Cert. CDC Snowdrop, small seed, zero tannin. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK.


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LOOKING FOR OLD and new crop soybeans FOB Western Canada. Licence and bonded grain company. Call, email, text Now for competitive pricing at the farm! Market Place Commodities Ltd, accurate real time marketing. 403-394-1711, 403-315-3930. CERTIFIED ABARTH European variety, better standability and disease package. 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. REGISTERED CERTIFIED CDC Greenwater; Certified CDC Striker. Martens Charolais and Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB. CERT.#1 CDC Limerick and Cooper, excellent quality. Northland Seeds Inc., 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. GREEN PEAS: CDC Raezer, CDC Limerick, CDC Greenwater, Fdn., Reg. and Cert. on all, top quality seed. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Amarillo and CDC Meadow. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK.

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Palmier Seed Farm Lafleche, SK 306-472-3722

Craswell Seeds Ltd. Strasbourg, SK 306-725-3236

Herle Seed Farm Ltd. Wilkie, SK 306-843-2934

Wylie Seed & Processing Inc. Biggar, SK 306-948-2807

McCarthy Seed Farm Corning, SK 306-224-4848

Ostafie’s Seed Farm Ltd. Canora, SK 306-563-6244

Fedoruk Farms Inc. Kamsack, SK 306-542-4235






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MARROWFAT PEAS AND small red lentils. Clean bulk common Marrowfat peas, vg standing variety, disease resistant; Small red lentil good yielding Clearfield variety. All good germ., low disease. FOB. Pick up. Lakeside Seeds, 306-554-2078, Wynyard, SK. SMALL RED LENTILS, 93% germ, 92% cold InVigor, no disease. 306-483-7322. Frobisher, SK. GLY SOYBEAN SEED, early, mid, and long season available. Top yield, bulk or bagged. Keep your own seeds with the convenience of Glyphosate! No contracts or TUA’s. Dealers wanted. Call/text Nate, 204-280-1202 or Norcan Seeds 204-372-6552, Fisher Branch, MB. COMMON RED LENTIL seed, good germ. and vigor, bin run, 1300 bushel. Call 306-567-0176, Davidson, SK. NORCAN restores grain farm profitability. Buy from Norcan and keep your own Glyphosphate 1 soybean seed. Norcan farmers have reported yields over 60 bu./acre. Call/text Nate, 204-280-1202 or Norcan Seeds 204-372-6552, Fisher Branch, MB.

WANTED HANNAS SEEDS is seeking distributors for forage, turf, native and reclamation seed. Good commissions. Please contact Esther 1-800-661-1529, or email

Bu yers o f co n ven tio n a l a n d o rga n ic gra d es o f len tils , pea s , m u s ta rd , w hea t, b a rley, o a ts , rye, ca n o la , fla x, etc.

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WHY NOT KEEP MARKETING SIMPLE? You are selling feed grains. We are BOW V AL L EY TRADIN G L TD. buying feed grains. Also buying chickpeas, lentils and golden flax. Fast payment, with prompt pickup, true price discovery. Call Jim Beusekom, Allen Pirness, David Lea, Vera Buziak or Matt Beusekom at Market Place Commodities Ltd., Lethbridge, AB. Phone 1-866-512-1711. Email ROUND ALFALFA/ALFALFA GRASS solid or core greenfeed 5x6 JD hay bales for sale. Call 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK.

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WANTED HEATED CANOLA. No broker involved. Sell direct to crushing plant. Cash on delivery or pickup. 306-228-7306 or 306-228-7325, no texts. Unity, SK. WANTED: OFF-GRADE PULSES, oil seeds and cereals. All organic cereals and specialty crops. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297. LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buyers and sellers of all types of feed grain and grain by-products. Contact Bill Hajt or C h r i s t o p h e r L e n t at 3 0 6 - 8 6 2 - 2 7 2 3 . WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, peas, green or damaged canola. Phone Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. CERT. CELEBRATION, and Tradition Barley seed for sale. $9.25 per bu. before March 30, $9.50 per bu. if purchased after March 30. Rutherford Farms, 204-467-5613, 204-771-6353. Grosse Isle, MB. WANT TO BUY all grades of oats and feed barley and wheat. Mail samples to: Green Prairie, RR 8, Site 30, Comp 11, Lethbridge, AB. T1J 4P4. Call 1-877-667-3993. VAN RAAY PASKAL Farms in Iron Springs area is looking for Feed Barley. Put more $$$ in your pocket and sell direct to us with no brokerage fee. Call 403-732-5641.


HAULING 45 TONNES OF HAY on each of 2 identical Super B units. 48 large round bales; or 78- 3x4 squares; or 120- 3x3 squares. Receive up to 10% volume discount depending on volume. Ph/tx Hay Vern 204-729-7297, Brandon, MB. 250 MIXED ALFALFA big round hay bales, no rain. Easy access. Boyle, AB. area. Call 780-525-2482 or 780-519-7544. ROUND NETWRAPPED ALFALFA/BROME bales. No rain. Approx. 1500 lbs., 4¢/lb. Call 306-482-7492, Carnduff, SK. WHEAT STRAW IN SMALL SQUARE bales, $2.50/bale. Phone 204-371-6404, Ste. Anne, MB. CONVENTIONAL WHEAT STRAW round bales and pea straw round bales. Ph/text Troy 306-867-7719, Glenside, SK.

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ROUND ALFALFA/GRASS MIXED hard core, 5x6, average 1450 lbs., 3.5¢/lb. 306-736-2445, 306-577-7351, Kipling, SK. GOOD QUALITY HAY, no rain, 1250 lb. round bales. Can deliver. 306-463-8669, Kindersley, SK. 190+ GREENFEED ROUND bales, 2015, netwrapped, 1500 lbs. plus, no rain, $45 per bale. Call 204-851-2101, Virden, MB.

90 BARLEY BALES, netwrapped, 2090 lbs., $75 each or 30 or more for $70 each. TRI-AG MARKETING SOLUTIONS. Buyers of all classes of wheat, barley, oats, 306-397-2677, 306-441-0677. Edam, SK. and canola. Will buy tough and damp QUALITY HAY 1st, 2nd and 3rd cut dairy grain. Trucking available. Prompt payment. and beef hay, 3x4 square bales, shedded; Can also provide full marketing strategies. Triticale greenfeed with delivery available. Call Matt 306-469-7660, Big River, SK. 403-633-3777, 403-363-3318, Tilley, AB. ALFALFA BROME PUBESCENT 3x3x8 bales. Feed analysis available. Swift Current, SK. Call 306-773-2503 or 306-741-9784. ICE SHACKS- INSULATED shacks now on LARGE QUANTITY OF HAY. 2016 hay, 80% for $2399. Accessories avail., rod holders, alfalfa, 20% orchard grass bales, round 5x6 slush hole sleeves, catch covers, hard core, twine wrapped. Lot #1, 1st cut, stovesbuckets, more. See your nearest Flaman $110 ton. Lot #2, 2nd cut, $120 ton. locationand 1-888-435-2626. 306-501-2469, Balgonie, SK. ICE SHACKS- NEW heated and insulated 2 5 0 L A R G E RO U N D 1 5 0 0 l b . t w i n e structural metal ECO shacks. Wood stove, wrapped bales, good quality, 4¢/lb or extra storage, removable benches, 14”x66” $60/bale, loaded. Near Hwy #47. Call or floor opening. See your nearest Flaman lotext 306-728-9033, Melville, SK. cation 1-888-435-2626. ALFALFA CUBES, LIVESTOCK PELLETS, SLEIGHS- ICE FISHING and trapping bedding and grass seed. Cubes: $250, sleighs, starting at only $55. Call or visit 500 kg tote; $12.70, 20 kg bag; Bulk y o u r n e a r e s t F l a m a n l o c a t i o n , available. Bulk livestock pellets. Bedding 1-888-435-2626. shavings. Grass seed dealer. Delivery available. 780-201-2044, Bonnyville, AB. Email: FINE CHOPPED ALFALFA silage bales, indi- MIGRATORY & UPLAND Bird Allocation, vidually wrapped, 1200 lbs., $55/bale, hay unlimited allocation for migratory birds and analysis available, dairy quality. Hay bales, upland birds for Zone 55. Bird hunting is 1400 lbs., 25% alfalfa, 75% Meadow the most lucrative of any of the hunts in the Brome, no rain, $63/bale. 306-963-7656, outfitting industry. A good operator could Imperial, SK. pay for these endorsements in a few short 3 day goose hunts are currently 200 ORGANIC ALFALFA big rnd. hard core seasons. for $2500 U.S. Serious inquiries only. bales, approx. 1600 lbs., no rain, taking of- going $69,000. fers. Can load. 306-276-2402, White Fox. Lloydminster, SK. NO RAIN HAY, 600 bales first and second cut Alfalfa Timothy; 400 bales Timothy grass; 1600 lb round bales; volume discount. 204-742-3672, 403-288-7168, MAGNUM FABRICATING LTD. For all Ethelbert, MB. your fuel tank needs ULC certified for Canada and USA and Transport Canada DOT certified fuel tanks. Your No. 1 fuel safe solution. 306-662-2198, Maple Creek, SK.

COMBINE WORLD can provide dual solutions for a multitude of agricultural equipm e n t ! C a l l u s n o w fo r p r i c i n g a n d availability! 1-888-278-4905 SEMI TIRES. We stock a full line of tires for all your trucking needs. Drives starting at $255, trailers starting at $240. Full warranty on all tires. Call 306-714-0121, Shellbrook, SK. RIMS FOR SALE! We are clearing out our excess rims! Get all standard size combine rims for 50% off our reg. price. Excludes duals and specialty size rims. Offer ends May 30th, 2017. 1-888-278-4905 or view

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Alb erta Fa rm To u r a n d Ca n a d ia n Ro ck ies ~ July 2017 Au s tra lia /N ew Zea la n d SHAVINGS: Cattle Feedlot/horse/poultry b e d d i n g . B u l k p r i c i n g a n d d e l i ve r y available. Vermette Wood Preservers, Spruce Home, SK. 1-800-667-0094. Email View LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome mixed hay. Call 306-764-6372, Prince Albert, SK. 35,000L SPLIT TANK, 28,000L diesel and 7,000L gas, c/w hoses, pumps and catLARGE AND SMALL square hay, 1st and 2nd walk, double wrap environment tank, askcut alfalfa in 4x4 squares. 3rd cut alfalfa, ing $35,000. 306-672-7502, 306-672-3516 3rd cut alfalfa/grass and 2nd cut timothy/ Gull Lake, SK. orchard in small squares. Feed analysis and delivery available. Can load dry vans and containers. 403-952-1030, Bow Island, AB. Email: ORGANIC OAT STRAW BALES, 200 big TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, round, $15 each. Phone 306-722-3225, service, installations, repairs. Canadian company. We carry aeration socks. We Fillmore, SK. carry grain bags. We now carry electric THRESHED TIMOTHY HAY, 2015 and chute openers for grain trailer hoppers. 2016 crop, round bales, $25/bale loaded, 1-866-663-0000. in truck load lots. Good quality. Fisher Farms Ltd. Rod 204-638-2700, Doug 204-638-2706, Office 204-622-8800. Dauphin, MB. TIRES TIRES TIRES! Radial, bias, new, HAY BALES ROUND mixed 5x5, hard used. 20.8x42, 18.4x42, 20.8x38, 18.4x38, core, no rain, net wrapped, horse quality, 20.8R34, 18.4x34, 900/60R32, 800/65R $80/bale. Near Regina, SK 306-539-6123 32, 24.5x32, 18.4x30, 23.1x30, 16.9x28, ALFALFA BALES FOR SALE: 8x4x3 squares, 28Lx26, 18.4x26, 19.5Lx24. Semis, skid feed tests available, $52/each. Call steers. Best price and value guaranteed! 1-888-278-4905 306-728-2529, Yorkton, SK. ROUND WHEAT STRAW bales and green- GOOD USED TRUCK TIRES: 700/8.25/ feed oat bales, all netwrapped. Phone/text 900/1000/1100x20s; 11R22.5/11R24.5; 9R17.5, matched sets available. Pricing 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. from $90. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph SHEDDED DAIRY AND FEEDER HAY, Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK; Chris 3x4x8 square bales; Greenfeed and straw. at 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. Tests available. 403-633-8835, Tilley, AB. MR. TIRE CORP. For all your semi and ALFALFA ROUND BALES: 320 - 1st cut 2016, half ton tire needs call Mylo 306-921-6555 RFV 119; 90 - 1st cut 2015, RFV 120; 170 - Serving all of Saskatchewan. 2nd cut 2016, RFV 110. Pick-up. Cost based on RFV/ton. Ph 306-371-7382, Asquith, SK.

CUSTOM BALE HAULING. Will haul large squares or round. Phone 306-567-7199, Kenaston, SK. ROUND ALFALFA/GRASS, and slough hay, hard core bales, no rain, $55 per bale. Call ALFALFA 3x4 SQUARES, 2nd and 3rd cut; 306-245-3756, Tyvan, SK. Feed tests available. Call 403-501-9307, 2016 HAY, 1ST and 2nd cut. Good quality, 403-362-6682, Tilley, AB. no rain. Will sell by the ton or by the bale. TOP QUALITY GRASS HAY for sale, Call Dave 306-270-2893, Clavet, SK. shedded, can deliver, 306-501-9204 ask 400 BROME/ALFALFA 6x6 round hay bales, for Paul. Belle Plain Colony, Belle Plain, SK. Toll Free 1-877-907-1517 4¢/lb., no rain. Contact 306-634-7920, 250 BIG SQUARE flax straw bales, ideal for 306-421-1753, Estevan, SK. Saskatoon, SK 1-306-374-1517 animal shelters, wind shelters, etc . Moose Jaw, SK 1-306-624-2378 4X4 LARGE SQUARE bales, alfalfa/grass 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK. mix, $80/short ton, avg. 1800 lbs. Cereal, Email 1000 ROUND 5x6 BALES. Grass/legume AB. Call Roger 403-664-1444, leave msg. grass, unthreshed barley and straw. ExcelLONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom lent to average quality. Priced accordingly. hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. Contact Ed 306-563-6261, Gorlitz, SK. WANTED: FEED BARLEY Buffalo Plains Cattle Company is looking to purchase NUVISION COMMODITIES is currently ROUND BALE PICKING and hauling, small GOOD QUALITY HAY put up dry without barley. For pricing and delivery dates, call purchasing feed barley, wheat, peas and or large loads. Travel anywhere. Also hay rain. 200 big square bales, 3x4x8. Reamilling oats. 204-758-3401, St. Jean, MB. for sale. 306-291-9658, Vanscoy, SK. Kristen 306-624-2381, Bethune, SK. sonably priced. 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK. GRASS HAY IN large squares, little to no rain. Can deliver. Ph/text 306-408-0038, Moosomin, SK.

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PTO WATER PUMP, Bau-Man, sizes 6” to 16” w/capacities of 1,250 to 10,000 GPM. Lay flat water hose and accessories also available. 306-272-7225 or 306-272-4545, Foam Lake, SK.

KORNUM WELL DRILLING, farm, cottage and acreage wells, test holes, well rehabilitation, witching. PVC/SS construction, expert workmanship and fair pricing. 50% government grant now available. Indian Head, SK., 306-541-7210 or 306-695-2061



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COVER CROPS. Do you want to be free of fertilizer bills and have cleaner fields? N Fixation P&K scavengers. Taproot short and long season plants. Limited quantity. Give me a call 204-851-2101, Virden, MB.


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U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, 30 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and air brakes. One on one driving instructions. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK.

RBL FARMS LTD is a modern family grain farm in SW Sask. We are seeking a general farm worker to assist in the day-to-day operations. Duties will include operating and maintaining grain farm equipment as well as other general farm tasks.Class 1 license and mechanical experience are assets but not necessities. Require a valid license. Competitive wage based on EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN Care giver with 12 drivers yrs exp., is looking to care for a senior experience. Please call 306-295-7925. lady. Please call 306-551-7300. RANCH HAND WANTED in SW SK. Spring calving, feeding, herd health, operating/ maintaining equip, haying, fencing, general farm labor and an independent work attitude. Min. 2 yrs. experience, clean driver's abstract. Serious applicants only. Resume with references to Box 7, Eastend, SK. S0N 0T0.

FEEDLOT PROCESSOR. BEEF feedlot near Bethune, SK. requires a permanent, fulltime processor with a strong background in beef cattle. Experience preferred and duties will include but are not limited to low stress cattle handling, processing, ship and receive cattle, accurate record keeping. Candidates should have an exc. work ethic. The ability to diagnose animal health and determine treatment if required. Skills in other aspects of a modern day feedlot operation (eg. equipment) are considered an asset. Wage dependent on experience. Benefit package available after 3 months probation. Please send your resume to or fax it to 306-624-2389.

FARM OPERATIONAL MANAGER required in Oyen, AB area. NW-6-32-1-W4. Mixed farm. Permanent full-time (40 hrs/ wk), $21/hr. Manager will co-ordinate and supervise all farm and cattle operations. Requirements: 2-3 yrs relevant experience. Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of GPS. Valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. On-site accommodations available. E-mail resume to:

6 FULL-TIME AG Collector POSITIONS at Pedigree Poultry near Regina Beach, SK. Hiring starts April 2017. Duties include: Egg collection, packing and sorting, cleaning poultry equipment, manure removal and barn checks, $10.93/hr. No education or experience required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have no allergies to dust or odor. Criminal Record (abstract). Please send resume fax: 306-731-2399, or email: PASTURE RIDER CONTRACT POSITION Address: Box available at Masefield Grazing Ltd for the 619, Regina Beach, SK. S0G 4C0. 2017 grazing season, May 1 to Nov. 15. Applicant must supply own horses and have knowledge of herd health, handling and treatment of cattle from horseback and will also be responsible for other gen- LARGE COW/CALF RANCH in NE Sask. eral pasture duties including fencing. The seeks energetic Ranch Hand. Bunkhouse successful applicant will be supervised by accommodation provided. Email resume: the Pasture Manager and must possess a Fax 306-428-2192. good work attitude. Wage will range from $22 to $25/hr. depending on experience. GENERAL FARM WORKER. 3 positions for Housing available. Employment may lead general farm work. Must have some basic to future full-time management position. farm knowledge, English, and a driver's Apply with references by March 1, to license. Job is permanent upon experience Masefield Grazing Ltd, Box 276, Val Marie, starting April 2017. Hours are seasonal at SK., S0N 2T0 or to Stan Day, Manager, Box 32-60/wk, starting at $18/hr. Location is 1 4 9 , V a l M a r i e , S K . , S 0 N 2 T 0 . 960002 Rge Rd 213, Manning, AB. Apply to Dechant Farms Ltd., Box 636, Manning, AB. 306-298-4417. T0H 2M0. Email FULL-TIME FARM LABOURER HELP. Applicants should have previous farm ex- FARM LABOURER REQUIRED for livestock perience and mechanical ability. Duties in- operation. Duties include: operating, mainclude operation of machinery, including taining seeding & harvesting equip. Smoke tractors and other farm equip., as well as free enviro., $17/hr. Housing avail. Lyle general farm laborer duties. $25/hour de- Lumax, 204-525-2263, Swan River, MB. pending on experience. Must be able to cross US border. Location: Pierson, GROWING FAMILY FARM is looking for a MB/Gainsborough, SK. Feland Bros. Farms, full-time farm worker. You will be involved Greg Feland and Wade Feland, Box 284, in all aspects of grain production and farm maintenance. We are looking for a trustPierson, MB. R0M 1S0. 701-756-6954. worthy individual who can grow in responWE ARE A MIXED grain/chicken farm sibility as the farm grows. Experience with North of Saskatoon, SK., looking for a FT machinery, housing potentially available. person. Duties would include anything Email resume to from seeding, spraying, combining, and Onoway, AB. equipment maintenance to the daily chores and maintenance involved with a HELPER WANTED ON mixed farm. Steady chicken farm. Must have, or be willing to job for right person. Room and board avail. get a 1A license. There would be long 403-631-2373, 403-994-0581, Olds, AB. hours during seeding, spraying, combining and more flexible in the winter. Wages will FULL-TIME FARM WORKER required on depend on experience. Email resume and a 3500 acre grain farm near Edmonton, AB. Minimum 3 years previous farm experience references to: and mechanical ability essential. Duties: 2 FULL-TIME FARM Laborer positions on operation and maintenance of farm equiplarge mixed farm. Wages $18-$20/hr. de- ment and other general farm labor. Class 1 pending on experience. Individuals should preferred. Very competitive salary based on have good work ethic, positive attitude, qualifications. Please email resume to: mechanical skills, and be able to work with others. Duties include: Operating and maintaining medium to large farm equip- POSITION AVAILABLE, Cypress Hills, SK. ment. Must have previous farm experi- area. Background yearling grasser operaence. Furnished housing w/utilities avail. tion and cow/calf. Modern facilities and for $500/mo. Non-smoking environment. equipment. Good working environment. Fax 306-264-3752 or call 306-264-7742. Class 1 preferred. Wages negotiable dePaul Lacasse, Lacasse Farms, Box 207, Kin- pending on experience. Ph. 306-295-7473. caid, SK. S0H 2J0. FARM WORKER MIXED farm near Calgary. ALTHOUSE HONEY FARMS INC. 1/2 Assets: cow/calf experience, (300 cows), mile south Porcupine Plain, SK., 500 McAl- mechanics, Class 1, large equip. exp. for lister Avenue. 7 positions required for grain farm. Equipped shop, housing, $25 2017 season, May to October. Wages per hr., overtime pay. Fax resumes to $13-$18/hr. depending upon experience. 403-335-0086 or Job duties: assisting in spring hive inspection, unwrapping, and splitting, supering, RIDER POSITION AVAILABLE on Pinhorn building supers and honey frames, honey Grazing Reserve, May to Oct. Rider should removal and extracting, fall feeding, apply- be capable at riding, checking, recognizing ing mite control and wrapping hives for sickness, roping, doctoring, some fencing. winter. No education required. WCB cover- Must provide own horses (3- 5). Should be age. Phone Ron Althouse 306-278-7345, willing to live in remote area. Contact Jon 403-868-2626, leave msg, Etzikom, AB. E-mail:

NOW ACCEPTING TENDERS for the Fairview Pasture Corporation - Pasture Rider position. Duties will include but are not limited to all aspects of care and supervision of 750 cow/calf pairs between May 1st and October 31st of each year. Submit by February 28. Send tenders to: Box 623, Eston, SK, SOL 1A0. Contact 306-962-7481 or 306-219-8081

WORKING RANCH MANAGER. Meunier Stock Farms Ltd. is seeking an independent, hardworking individual for our ranching division near Sangudo, AB. Looking for a person who enjoys working outside with cattle on intensively managed ranch land. The Working Manager will be a forward thinking self-starter who is open to new FARM LABOURER REQUIRED for mixed ideas and willing to work in all areas of the farm to operate machinery, cattle han- ranch. Please call 780-674-0148. Email: dling, and general farm duties. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s li- cense abstract may be required. Single or family accommodations including utilities. PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT on large grain Phone 403-575-0712 or fax resume to farm and producer car loading business. Duties include: farm machinery operation 403-577-2263, Consort, AB. and maintenance in large, well equipped PEN RIDER. BEEF feedlot near Bethune, SK. shop; loading of cars and cleaning grain in requires a permanent, full-time pen rider. 2 modern grain elevators. 4 bdrm. country Previous work experience in the livestock home available as part of wage package. industry and feedlot experience is Non-smokers. Wages starting at $20 to preferred. Minimum 1 year of pen riding $25/hr. Class 1A an asset but willing to experience. Good horsemanship skills and t r a i n . K i n c a i d , S K . P h o n e u s a t : the ability to work in all weather conditions. 306-264-7869, or fax: 306-264-5176, or Duties include ride and pull cattle for email: disease, treat and diagnose cattle as per feedlot protocol, help w/shipping, process- FULL-TIME FARM HELP WANTED for ing and other cattle duties. Must be able to general farm labor on a large, mixed farm. work on own and w/others. Work environ- Housing is available. For more info please ment is primarily outdoor based tending to call 780-745-2540, Paradise Valley, AB. livestock. May require occasional heavy equipment work. Wage dependent on expe- FULL-TIME FARM/ RANCH PB cattle posirience. Benefit package available after 3 tions. 1). Machinery operator, mechanic to months probation. Please send resume to operate all aspects of grain farm or fax to tion. Machine repair and maintenance ex306-624-2389. perience a must. 2). Herdsman to mainly work w/PB Angus mother cows. Cow/calf FULL TIME POSITION available on a larger background and grazing experience regrain farm, duties to include planting, quired. Above average horsemanship skills spraying, harvesting, and hauling grain. and management of all aspects of cattle Must have Class 1, and previous farm exp. operations is essential. Wages depending Housing with utilities avail. Call Dwayne on experience. Both positions have the Drake 204-748-8156 Elkhorn, MB. possibility of growing into more than hired hand positions. Stable, reliable and job RANCH HAND MANAGER wanted for history is required. On-site housing 300 cow/calf ranch near Horsefly, BC. This available. Ranch located in Cypress Hills. ranch is remote bordering Horsefly River, Call 306-295-4050, Eastend, SK. with a main salmon spawning creek year round running through the yard. Ranch has great handling facilities, a young Angus 2 SEASONAL FARM MACHINERY operators cow herd, no hay to put up. Applicants required. Must be able to operate grain must be able to run feeding equipment, cart, tandem grain truck, FWA tractor range ride, fence, herd health and grass w/rockpicker, 4WD tractor for harrowing. management, be a self starter and work Also manual labour for upkeep of leafcutunsupervised. Prefer a mature couple (co- ter bees and general servicing of equipworkers). Furnished house supplied. ment. May 1 to October 31. $15-$18/hr. Health benefits. Company pickup for work. 101008187 SK Ltd., 303 Frontier Trail, Box Needed immediately. References re- 3 7 2 , W a d e n a , S K . , S 0 A 4 J 0 . F a x : WANTED: EXPERIENCED FARM HELP on quired and will be checked. Email resume 306-338-3733, phone: 306-338-7561 or grain farm near Regina, SK. Class 1 an asemail: to: set. Wage up to $30/hr. depending on experience. Housing available. 306-550-8538

FARM MANAGER, HCI Indian Head, SK. HCI is presently searching for a full-time Farm Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the farm. Duties include annual crop planning and budgeting, managing and supervising 10 - 12 farm staff, maintaining accurate and up-to-date farm records, crop scouting and crop input decisions, over-seeing maintenance of farm machinery and buildings, helping w/farm operations as well as all other duties associated with managing a modern, innovative and profitable farming business. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years farm experience and ideally past management experience. He or she must have a min. of a high school diploma and preferably a postsecondary degree or diploma. Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and computer skills are a requirement. 306-539-8918. FARM HELP WANTED, April 15 to Nov. 30. Would hopefully return next year. Some experience in farm equipment operation, mechanical abilities, clean driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, $15-18/hr., depending on experience. Extra training will be provided. Ph. 306-335-2777, fax resume and references to: 306-335-2773, Lemberg, SK. FULL-TIME GRAIN AND Livestock Farm Manager position on a large grain and livestock operation in the Eddystone, MB area. Competitive salary plus other incentives! Call/text Steve 204-805-1197 or email:

FARM HELPER REQUIRED on grain farm, April 1- Nov 30th. Class 1, farm experience and some mechanical skills would be an asset. Wages depending on experience. Phone 306-755-4444, Tramping Lake, SK. FEED MILL OPERATOR. Beef feedlot near Bethune, SK requires a permanent full-time employee to operate feedmill to maximum efficiency. Looking for self-motivated and detail orientated individual who also takes pride in his/her work. Must maintain quality controls, inventory records, and receive incoming products. Job requires physical activity with lifting. High attention to detail, basic computer skills, mechanically inclined, good communication skills and must maintain mill to CFIA regulations. Wage dependent on experience. Benefit package available after 3 months probation. Email resume to or fax to 306-624-2389.

CURRENTLY SEEKING SLEIGH DRIVERS for winter and trail guides for summer in Lake Louise, AB. Must be great with people and have experience with horses. Housing provided. Email resume with references to:

FRONTIER SCHOOL DIVISION is geographically the largest school division in Manitoba with 40 schools in 38 northern, rural and remote communities. We endeavor to provide quality education for more than 6,500 students and employ more than 1,400 teaching and support staff. We are seeking applicants to join the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frontier Familyâ&#x20AC;? for the following positions: Frontier Collegiate Institute Campus (Cranberry Portage). Frontier Collegiate Institute Campus provides a home for approx. 300 students from northern communities while they attend high school. Residence Counsellors (Five Positions. Two (2) full-time permanent Night-shift positions with a focus on recreation. One (1) full-time permanent Night-shift position. Two (2) full-time permanent varied shift positions. We are seeking reliable and energetic people to care for and promote healthy life skills to our students while they attend high school. The Residence Counsellors are responsible for the care, safety and all round well-being of the youth in their care. Cook- The Cook is responsible for the preparation of all meals for the Campus Cafeteria and ensuring the sanitary operation of the kitchen. Preference will be given to candidates with quantity or institutional cooking experience. For more details and how to apply, please visit our website at select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Human Resourcesâ&#x20AC;? then â&#x20AC;&#x153;Careersâ&#x20AC;?. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Employment is contingent upon the provision of clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.


FULL-TIME PERMENANT POSITION - Trucker/ Farm Labourer. We are looking for an experienced agricultural minded individual. Person must have a great disposition, Class 3 driver license with air brake ticket. Mechanical ability is a must as is the ability to fence. Single or family accommodation is part of the package. Please email resume to:

DO YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS AND CAMPING? Located at Mile 375 on the Alaska highway in Northern B.C. Looking for a mature couple or single male or female with own travel trailer to live in for the duration of the summer employment. You must be mature, self-motivated and can work alone. Must be able and willing to do a multitude of tasks including cleaning, housekeeping, depending on what is needed at any given time. Must be able to work with tourists that come to our Lodge. Must be pleasant in nature and enjoy dealing with people from all different countries. 250-774-1005, HIRING EXPERIENCED Teamsters, Horse wranglers & Back Country Cooks for horseback holiday business in the mountains of Alberta (Kananaskis). Please send resumes and references to:

We are a progressive mixed farm located minutes from Langenburg, SK., rooted in strong family values, honesty and good stewardship. We recognize the importance of meaningful employment for our employees to ensure the sustainability of our farm business.

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER The successful candidate will be involved in varied aspects of managing machinery, cropping management, livestock and some supervisory duties.

MECHANIC/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The successful candidate will perform varying degrees of repair, fabrication and general maintenance. Seasonal operation of various equipment required. We seek hardworking, mechanically inclined people with strong problem solving skills and a farm background. Class 1A license is preferred. We offer: â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive wages with a performance bonus â&#x20AC;˘ Health benefits, RRSP contributions â&#x20AC;˘ Year round â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible hours â&#x20AC;˘ Heated shop â&#x20AC;˘ and MORE. Submit resume, minimum 2 references, by Feb. 25th. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Fax: (306) 743-5309 Email:

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EXPERIENCED TURBINE AG Pilot Roland Air Spray Ltd., based out of Roland MB. is looking for 1 Commercial Pilot for the upcoming spray season. Starting June 1, 2017 - Sept. 15, 2017. Applicant must have the following: 1.) A Commercial Pilots Licence & Manitoba Applicators Pesticide Licence. 2.) 2500 hrs of Agricultural experience of which 1000 hrs must be on a Turbine Air Tractor. 3.) Must maintain journey logs following transport Canada Guidelines. 4.) Must be insurable, with up to date medical. 5.) Be capable of operating Satloc Bantam GPS or AgNav Platinum System. 6.) Proficient in English. Wage/Salary $60/hr based on a 40 hr. work week. Possible seasonal bonus based on performance. Workers Compensation provided. Benefit package available. Accommodation and vehicle provided if required. Do Not Apply unless you meet all the above requirements. Please email resume to: Call 204-745-8484 or 204-745-6111. WANTED: UNDEREMPLOYED FARMERS to run vacuum trucks in Alberta. Flexible shift work. On call 24 hrs./day. Wages between $350-$450/day. Must have Class 3 license, Class 1 an asset. Good opportunity during ‘off season’. Send resumes to: 780-632-1406 CLAYTON AIR SERVICE LTD is seeking 5 Professional Turbine Ag Pilots for the 2017 Spray Season. Air Tractor 502B. Requirements: All 5 positions from May 5 thru to Oct. 5. Provincial pesticide licenses required. 1000 hours + aerial application experience preferred. Updated medical. Strong ability to adapt to changing situations and maintain a positive attitude with customers, co-workers, and supervisors. Strong communication and problem solving abilities, with quality service delivery as the utmost priority. Proficiency in English reading and writing. Capable of operating GPS guidance systems. Must be insurable. Accommodations and vehicle provided during employment. Wage $60/hr. 40 hour week. Bonuses based on performance. Contact Clayton Rempel phone 306-497-7401, email resume to:

WANTED: UNDEREMPLOYED FARMERS to run vacuum trucks in Alberta. Flexible shift work. On call 24 hrs./day. Wages between $350-$450/day. Must have Class 3 license, Class 1 an asset. Good opportunity during ‘off season’. Send resumes to: 780-632-1406

HIRING CLASS 1 & 3 DRIVERS: Clean abstract, H2S and First Aid required. Bulldog Energy Group Office: 1-877-541-9029. Apply Now! or fax your resume and abstract to: 780-763-6472.

AZ DRIVERS NEEDED to haul freight to CLASS 1 TRUCK DRIVER required w/2 yrs western Canada and cattle to Ontario & experience to pull vans in Canada and Quebec. No US loads. Settlement upon USA. 204-955-2548, Ile Des Chenes, MB. arrival. Head office located in Ontario. Willing to train qualified personnel. Must have clean abstract. Fax resume and abstract to 519-923-3108 or email:



O W N ER O PERATORS/ S UB CON TRACTOR FLEETS W ITH OR W ITHOUT TRAILERS. The Season Starts Soon W ith Loads M oving From Yellow knife N W T To Gahcho Kue M ine And W e N eed Trucks

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LOOKING FOR LEASED Operators to run flatdeck, bulk, and container work, interprovincial or across Canada for offices in: ARTYS AIR IS looking for a Base Manager Regina, Denise 306-757-1448; Saskatoon, for an aerial spraying base located in SK. Laura, 306-352-4595; Calgary, Krista 403Ideal candidate would have knowledge of 279-8365; Edmonton, Colin 780-969-1097 the industry; background in agriculture; interest in aviation; willing to work long LOOKING FOR LEASE Operators to run to seasonal hours; excellent communication the US and back up, pulling hours step and people skills; knowledge of chemicals. deck trailers, steady run. Call Danny Provided for the job would include living 306-861-9362. Regina, SK. accommodations, vehicle, phone. Artys Air offers competitive wage, as well a bonus CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED- Full and structure, rewarding opportunity for the Part-time Positions. We specialize in the handling and transportation of bulk comright person. modities for the agricultural industry. Great Pay. Home on the weekends. Benefits plan. Modern equipment. We are looking for qualified drivers and owner operators to pull Super B hopper trailers. 204-795-0950.

FORBES BROS LTD. Is currently recruiting for: POWERLINE TECHNICIAN “TRANSMISSION” (NOC 7244) JOURNEYPERSON We are looking for 40 candidates to work in; Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, and Kennedy Manitoba: Thompson, Portage La Prairie, Brandon, Dauphin, Gillam, and The Pas. Alberta: Medicine Hat, Lake Louise These positions are permanent full-time $50.00/Hr (Journeyperson Rate), 40 - 84 Hours per Week with Permanent Full Time Shift, Overtime, Weekend, as per Collective Agreement. Day Work, and Camp Work (Rotations 28 & 7).

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Seed Purchasing Specialist

Milligan Biofuels Inc. is looking for a Seed Purchasing Specialist to make strong contributions as a member of the Seed Procurement Team located in Foam Lake. Reporting to the Manager of Seed Procurement, the Seed Purchasing Specialist is responsible to procure seed with the overall goal of sustaining cost effective inputs to our plant operations. Seed Purchasing activities include regular contact with suppliers that include producers, line company representatives, brokers, and other supplier/sources, promoting Milligan Biofuels Inc. as a major purchaser of canola, and the strongest outlet for damaged canola seed. The Seed Purchasing Specialist will ensure that targeted suppliers receive regular communication of Milligan Biofuels’ seed requirements and that feedback from suppliers, and other market intelligence, is effectively communicated to Milligan Biofuels’ seed procurement team. Pricing and negotiation for seed from these suppliers as well as producers in the region will be a shared responsibility of the Seed Procurement Team. As part of this team the Seed Purchasing Specialist will also carry out activities to support the strategic goals of the company related to long term seed purchasing. Required qualifications for this position are: • Demonstrated experience in Procurement, Sales or Purchasing - ability to close deals, cold call and create new opportunities. • Familiarity with Canadian Grain Commission policies surrounding grading of canola and common seed buying practices. • Familiarity with the agriculture industry in Western Canada, ideally as a grain/seed buyer or related role. • Excellent presentation and communication skills. • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office, Business Contact Manager and Outlook. • Post-secondary education in business or agriculture, or equivalent work experience would be a definite asset. • Strong organizational skills are a definite requisite for the Seed Purchasing Specialist position. If you are a strong team player and can contribute to Milligan Biofuels Inc. Seed Procurement Team, we encourage you to apply. Milligan Biofuels Inc. offers a competitive salary & benefits package.

Essential Job Functions (day to day responsibilities): Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair power lines and cables that run between transmission electrical systems, towers and poles (stringing/wire work). Assemble, erect and maintain steel, wood or concrete poles, towers and guy wires. Construct and maintain footings and bases for transmission towers and poles. Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks. Requirements: As the successful candidate you have: Journeyperson Certificate, Journeyperson Red Seal Certificate, or uncertified Journeyperson with 3-5 year’s work experience in the trade, Valid Driver’s Licence, and completion of Drug and Alcohol testing. Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment, physically demanding, ability to distinguish between colours, bending, crouching, and kneeling. Benefits: Medical benefits, Dental benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, Group Insurance Benefits, Pension Plan Benefits, Vision Care Benefits. As per collective agreement. We encourage all qualified Canadian and Permanent Residents to apply. HOW TO APPLY EMAIL • FAX • PHONE • MAIL • IN PERSON #300, 10403-172 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1K9 Phone: 780-784-2016 Fax: 780-481-1373 Email:

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NEWS AG NOTES CROP FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE Three crop varietal fact sheets have been posted to the Alberta Agriculture website to help producers decide what varieties of cereal and oilseed crops to grow. Agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information are provided for varieties of wheat, barley, oats, rye, triticale, flax and canola. Pulse agronomic characteristics and disease resistance information are provided for varieties of field peas, chickpeas, lentils, fababeans, dry beans and soybeans. The silage varieties list includes those that produce the highest forage yield and/or nutritional quality. Copies of all crop publications are available online or by calling 780-427-0391. CANADIAN GRAIN COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS Lonny McKague was recently appointed commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission for a four-year term and Anthony Douglas (Doug) Chorney has been appointed assistant chief commissioner for five years. The governor in council appointment is a new approach that is designed to use an open, merit-based selection process to help the federal agriculture minister make recommendations for the positions. McKague has been an owner and operator of a farm in southcentral Saskatchewan for 40 years. He has served as a director and is a founding member of Ogema Elevator Ltd, in Ogema, Sask., as well as a past-director of the Ogema Credit Union. He is a former president of the Canadian Limousin Association, the Ogema Agricultural Society, and of the local Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. Chorney served as Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president from 2011 to 2015. Before that, he was KAP vicepresident and served as chair of KAP’s workplace and employment committee. Chorney has served on several boards of directors for agricultural organizations and currently is vicechair of the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council. Chorney is a professional engineer and farms 1,500 acres of cereal, oilseed and vegetable crops near East Selkirk, Man. PULSE INNOVATOR Blair Roth has been named the 2017 Alberta Pulse Industry Innovator by the Alberta Pulse Growers. Now in its third year, the annual award recognizes a person or organization that has helped build Alberta’s pulse industry. Roth started out in applied research at Alberta Agriculture in the 1980s where he ran field-scale demonstrations for early soybean, lupin, faba bean, chickpea, dry

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STIR CRAZY bean, pea and lentil crops. He helped establish the Alberta Pulse Growers Association, which he then helped transition to the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission in 1989. In 1990, Roth started working in special crops with Alberta Pool, and then Agricore. Over the last nine years he has been the director, special crops for Viterra, where he oversees North American procurement, processing and marketing of pulses for the company. INVASIVE SPECIES OFFICIAL Delinda Ryerson is the new executive director of the Alberta Invasive Species Council. Ryerson has been managing natural resources, environmental projects and people in Alberta for more than 20 years. Previous experience includes

roles with the provincial government, Parks Canada, and managing her own independent consulting company. Ryerson has managed several projects as a biologist and environmental project manager with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. She has organized monitoring and management plans for park wildlife and invasive species as the manager of the resource conservation function at Elk Island National Park. As well, she has worked on provincial fish harvest regulation changes and other projects as a fisheries biologist with Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Her independent consultation includes supporting clients from non-profit organizations, and the provincial and federal governments. She is currently serving as the executive director for the Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

You know you’ve had it with winter when you start staging old toys outside for the wild critters to play with. This squirrel did a balancing act on the back of a truck. | JEANNETTE GREAVES PHOTO

You might think that when nitrogen fertilizer is in the ground, it’s safe. Research suggests you need to think again. When shallow banding unprotected urea less than two inches deep, researchers found that nitrogen loss due to ammonia volatilization can be even greater than unprotected broadcast urea. Protect your nitrogen while maintaining the operational efficiencies of side banding or mid-row banding at seeding by using AGROTAIN® DRI-MAXX nitrogen stabilizer. Whether you choose to band or broadcast, you’ll be confident that you’re protecting your nitrogen investment, your yield potential and your return on investment. Ask your retailer to protect your urea today with AGROTAIN® DRI-MAXX nitrogen stabilizer.

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Yemen wheat stocks depleted by April: UN The UN warns of a looming food security emergency for 7.3 million people who are ‘food insecure’ GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) — Yemen’s estimated supplies of wheat will run out at the end of March, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report issued Feb. 10. It suggests Yemen, an impoverished country crippled by war and on the brink of a major famine, is facing an even more urgent wheat crisis than previously thought. On Jan. 27, the top UN aid official in the country said that Yemen had roughly three months’ supply. “Yemen is facing the largest food security emergency in the world. Without immediate action, the situation is likely to worsen in 2017,”

the FAO report said. After almost two years of war between a Saudi-led Arab coalition and the Iran-allied Houthi movement, more than 80 percent of Yemenis are in debt and over half of all households are buying food on credit, with 7.3 million people classed by the UN as “severely food insecure”. That means they “do not know where their next meal is coming from”, said UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien, who launched an appeal this week for US$2.1 billion for food and other life-saving aid. Yemen’s biggest traders have stopped new wheat imports due to

Given that the country is dependent on imports for more than 90 percent of its wheat supplies, this would hasten the decline of food availability in local markets and drastically increase food insecurity in Yemen. UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION REPORT

a shutdown in trade finance and the absence of import guarantees from the central bank. “Given that the country is dependent on imports for more than 90 percent of its wheat supplies, this would hasten the decline of food availability in local markets and

drastically increase food insecurity in Yemen,” the FAO said. The Saudi-led coalition imposes strict conditions on the ports that it controls, and the main port of Hodeidah is badly damaged. The UN, which is hoping to bring in four new mobile cranes to ease conges-

tion at the port, said that air strikes on Hodeidah had intensified. To complicate matters, Yemen’s chaotic security situation means that desert locusts are breeding in several areas on the Red Sea Coast and Gulf of Aden, which could further damage the country’s already struggling agriculture sector. Locust experts say it has been impossible to carry out proper monitoring and control of the locust situation within Yemen. The FAO report said almost 1.5 million households engaged in agriculture lacked access to critical inputs such as seed, fertilizer, fuel for irrigation or animal feed. RUSSIAN EXPORTS

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MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) — Russia’s wheat export prices are expected to fall seven percent from current levels when the new crop is delivered to the market this summer, said IKAR, one of Moscow’s leading agriculture consultancies. Russia, a major global wheat exporter, harvested a record crop of 119 million tonnes of grain in 2016 and prospects for this year’s crop are bright so far thanks to favourable winter weather. Prices for the new wheat crop with a 12.5 percent protein content and for July-August delivery are currently quoted by market participants at US$175 per tonne on a free-on-board (FOB) basis in the Black Sea, IKAR head Dmitry Rylko said in a note. The spot prices for the old crop were at $188 per tonne at the end of last week, up $2 from a week earlier. Some farmers are holding on to their grain as the ruble has strengthened and also following a cut in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply forecasts for the 2016-17 season, Rylko said. SovEcon, another Moscowbased consultancy, quoted FOB wheat at $189.5 a tonne at the end of last week, up $1.5 from a week earlier, and maize (corn) prices at $177 per tonne, up $1. “Conditions for winter grain sowings remain satisfactory in general,” SovEcon said. Another cold spell is expected in some regions this week but the snow cover is likely to be enough to keep the sowings safe, it said. SovEcon has cut its 2017 grain crop forecast by one million tonnes to 113 million tonnes, including 69 million tonnes of wheat, it said, after it raised an estimate for the damage of area under winter grain sowings by one percentage point to four percent of the total area. Russia exported 23.1 million tonnes of grain between July 1 and Feb. 8, down 0.1 percent from a year ago, including 17.9 million tonnes of wheat, the agriculture ministry said.




House sparrows line up on an old hay stacker in a farmyard south of High River, Alta., to bask in the sun’s rays. | MIKE STURK PHOTO


Argentina soybeans exceed expectations Corn and wheat crops also did better than previous estimates BU E N O S A I R E S, A r g e nt i na (Reuters) — Argentina will harvest 54.5 million tonnes of soybeans in the 2016-17 crop year, the Rosario grains exchange said Feb. 8, up from its previous estimate of 52.9 million tonnes as higher yields compensated for a smaller planted area. The exchange lowered its estimate for planted soybean area to 45 million acres from 48 million acres, as excessive rains in some areas and drought in others interfered with planting. The country’s corn crop will total 36.5 million tonnes, the exchange said in its Februar y monthly report, up from its previous estimate of 35.5 million tonnes. Corn planting in Argentina starts in September and ends in December, with harvesting occurring from March through June. Soybeans go in the ground in October through January and the crop is brought in from March through May. Also late last week, Argentina raised its estimate for the 20162017 wheat harvest to at least 17 million tonnes from its previous forecast for 16.5 million tonnes, the country’s agriculture ministry said. Argentina is one of the world’s largest wheat suppliers and harvesting for the 2016-2017 season is wrapping up now. “We’re going to surpass 17 million tonnes of wheat,” this year, Agriculture Minister Ricardo Buryaile was quoted saying in a statement from the government. Farmers planted nearly 20 percent more wheat for the 2016-17 season compared to a year earlier after centre-right President Mauricio Macri eased taxes and restrictions on exports.

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Good weather sees Australian farmers harvest record wheat The 35 million tonne crop exceeds the previous record of 29.9 million tonnes harvested in 2011-12 SYDNEY, (Reuters) — Australian farmers produced a record amount of wheat during the 201617 season, the country’s chief commodity forecaster said last week, as ideal weather pushed the world’s fourth largest exporter to production levels of more than 35 million tonnes. Australian wheat output was

finalized at 35.13 million tonnes, the Australian Bureau of Agriculture, Resource Economics and Rural Sciences said in its final production report for the season. The silo-busting supplies from Australia added to bumper global stocks, which pushed benchmark global prices to a 10-year low in August 2016.

The record global supply has seen the world’s No. 4 exporter losing market share into traditional markets such as Indonesia, and may see Australia carrying larger supplies into next year. This year marks Australia’s largest ever wheat crop, surpassing the previous record of 29.9 million tonnes in the 2011-12 season.

Australian wheat farmers finished harvesting their crops in December 2016. Heavy rains in September across much of the country’s largest producing regions saw Australian wheat production rising by nearly 1 1 m i l l i o n t o n n e s f ro m t h a t recorded during the 2015-16 season.

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Asia key to U.S. beef exports Meat export official says trade with the country’s ‘jewel in the crown’ could be in jeopardy BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Record beef exports have buoyed the United States cattle industry. U.S. exports totalled 1.134 million tonnes in 2016, up 12.5 percent from 2015. Considerable growth occurred in Asian markets but the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership could dampen export enthusiasm. Trade has a trickle-down effect. Higher exports last year added $300 to the value of each beef carcass, said Greg Hanes of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. The U.S. is active in more than 120 countries but Asia is the jewel in the crown, he told a trade committee meeting at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention held Feb. 1-4 in Nashville. “We expect by next year to be up another 10 percent and that growth will be mainly coming from those main markets,” he said Exports to Japan rose 24 percent even with a 38.5 percent duty on U.S. beef. Australia’s beef enjoys a lower 24 percent tariff because it has a bilateral agreement. That is scheduled to come down further. Under the TPP, the beef duty would have dropped to nine percent for all participating countries. There is hope that parts of the TPP could be salvaged when negotiating bilateral agreements but there is much uncertainty, said Phil Seng, head of USMEF. “We don’t know what is next as far as trade agreements go,” he told the trade committee. Japan has long been a customer for the U.S. Exporters work with specific Japanese companies that buy and distribute American beef. Beef consumption fell in Japan after BSE was discovered there and in North America. Some of the sales success has been rebuilding what was lost from that period, he said. Trade has also taken some new directions. More restaurants are offering American style cuisine, so different cuts are going there while some companies buy large amounts of beef offal like tongue and tripe from the U.S. Three thousand to 4,000 tonnes of these products go to Japan each year. South Korea is a large market as well, said Dan Halstrom of USMEF. Exports to South Korea were up 90 percent over 2015 with a major surge in sales at the end of the year. A major coup was scored when Costco in South Korea agreed to buy all its imported beef from the

Harmony Beef set to open doors The company plans to be back in business Feb. 27 BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

the Chinese beef market offers $6.6 billion in sales opportunities to the U.S. Japan’s market is worth about $3.4 billion by comparison. “This could define the size of the U.S. cattle industr y for your grandchildren,” said Stuart. A relationship with China is crucial despite the current attitude from President Trump, who wants to get tough with new tariffs, taxes and restrictions. “China will not give any concessions outside the negotiations. President Trump has raised the wager and we are going to be talking about a lot of big issues. It is going to get messy ugly, and beef could be a casualty in this trade war,” said Stuart.

Canada’s newest federally inspected meat plant, Harmony Beef, is scheduled to open Feb. 27. The plant will process about 50 head per day and will escalate until it reaches 800 head, said Cam Daniels, director of marketing. The long awaited opening of the former Rancher’s Beef plant northeast of Calgary suffered delays with municipal permits and other setbacks since Rich Vesta, formerly of JBS USA, purchased the operation in 2013. “The Vestas are not cutting any corners. They are doing everything right and they are not going to flip the switch until everything is right,” Daniels said. Vesta was known for his ability to turn around struggling operations and has worked with Packerland, Land O’Lakes dairy-based cooperative, Swift meat packing company and JBS USA. He had retired but a group of Canadian producers encouraged him to buy the mothballed plant that closed in 2006. He and his sons Christopher and Jeremy created Harmony Beef with the intention of offering a high quality niche product. Written cattle supply agreements are long term and they plan to procure cattle on the open market as well. “We want to create a niche but initially we will start with commodity based cattle until they start their specific programming,” said Daniels. The entire plant was gutted and renovated to meet the newest standards of food safety and processing efficiency. They intend to run the processing lines more slowly at a rate of about six feet per minute so more attention is paid to each carcass for food safety and quality control. “We are not volume driven. We are quality driven,” Daniels said. Cattle will be held on site in an enclosed barn. They will be processed the day they arrive. There is cooler space for 1,000 carcasses. Alberta Processors in Calgary is handling rendering so there will be no odour from the plant.

American beef producers, like those in Canada, would like to increase exports to Asia, and to China in particular, but there are hurdles to jump first. Above, cattle on the Hare farm near Rosetown, Sask., clean up the afternoon’s feed. | CHERYL HARE PHOTO U.S., displacing Australia. There are 15 stores in the country and about 15,000 tonnes are required annually. Frustration continues over gaining access to China that closed in December 2003 when BSE was discovered in the U.S. Last year, China imported $20 billion worth of meat but there was no U.S. beef in the mix. The U.S. has access to Hong Kong and will likely work with the same distributors when China opens. Buyers will likely take the same kinds of products as other Asian nations so that could lead to more competitive bidding, said Halstrom. China has given multiple notices that it is opening to U.S. beef, but nothing has happened, said Brett Stuart of Global Agritrends.

It is going to get messy ugly, and beef could be a casualty in this trade war. BRETT STUART GLOBAL AGRITRENDS

“Show me a boat leaving that is full of beef, then I will get excited,” he said. Technical issues over approving packing plants, traceability and other factors are not complete. It is reasonable to expect the U.S. will get the same kind of deal Canada received where frozen beef is allowed. No offal like liver, tongue or tripe will be included. If those issues can be resolved





U.S. export market access hurt by lack of traceability BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NA S H V I L L E , Te n n . — T h e American goal to increase beef exports is hampered by lack of a comprehensive traceability system, experts say. More exports are a key priority in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strategic plan, with the $6.6 billion market in China considered the most desirable. However, renewed access to lucrative markets depends on a traceability program, said John Butler, a Kansas feedlot operator and part of the NCBA long-range planning committee. There are 10 years worth of feasibility studies on traceability and another one is scheduled. “We’ve never made any progress, in my opinion,” he said at an NCBA export committee session during the recent convention held in Nashville. “We would love to roll up our sleeves and get it done but all we have got are goose eggs.” Pushback from the industry continues because producers object to the added cost of electronic ear tags at $3 to $5 each and software needed to read them. “That has been our biggest road-


block,” said Butler. “The times are changing. If we don’t have market access, what will happen? I anticipate there will be further devaluation of my cattle.” The Chinese may be willing to accept “bookend traceability,” where a packer could find the farm of origin for an animal but would not provide lifetime movement tracking from the farm to the feedlot to the plant. China is the biggest beef importer in the world so this should be part of the cost of doing business, said Dan Halstrom of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. “This is the kind of traceability the U.S. and China have been able to agree on and now it is up to the industry to find a way to implement that,” Halstrom said.

Rather saying there is no system in place, countries should explain what they do to trace cattle, said John Masswohl of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. It is important to know the requirements when negotiating trade deals, he added. Canada’s system is evolving. Animal movement and premise identification will be added to the suite of traceability programs. “We are certainly ahead of where the Americans are, but for the Americans it is not a question of do you have a traceability system or not, it is to describe the system you have and is the system we have good enough for whatever country is demanding it,” he said. Canada has been able to describe its system to trading partners, noting that it is a work in progress. It has used its system to trace cattle in 19 BSE cases and thousands of animals in the bovine tuberculosis situation in southeastern Alberta. “What we are able to demonstrate is that we have a good system. We are experienced in doing these investigations and do a good job at it,” Masswohl said.

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The CCIA board chair says the four-year tag retention rate on cows of 82 percent is “a bad fail.” | FILE PHOTO CATTLE IDENTIFICATION

CCIA all ears to ideas for improved cattle tag retention A study found the tag retention rate for calves was acceptable but there is a problem with cows BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Radio frequency tags required for Canada’s national cattle traceability program don’t necessarily last until the cows come home. The final report on the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency’s tag retention study, released Jan. 31, showed good tag retention in young cattle but poorer results in mature cows. That matches the general cattle producer experience, said CCIA board chair Mark Elford, who also chairs the tag retention project committee. “I think anecdotally, most producers would tell you that when they’re shipping their cull cows, that they’re replacing probably 25 percent of those tags. But again that’s anecdotally. That didn’t come out of the study … but it’s things we know because of what people are telling us.” That very observation was the reason behind the four-year retention study, in which 2,000 calves, 1,000 yearlings and 700 cows were tagged with a variety of approved CCIA RFID tags and brands. The overall retention rate for calves was 96 percent, according to study results, and six of the participating ranches reported no tag loss at all. In yearlings, retention was also high at an average 99 percent. Cows were another story. The average retention was 82 percent at the end of the study, although not all cows that began the study remained at its end. “When we’re down to 82 percent in four years, to me that’s a bad fail,” said Elford. “There’s guys that keep cows until they’re 15 years old. … Anywhere past three years old and onward, the tags are all failing miserably. Some performed better than others but I would say that they all failed where the older cattle are concerned.” The survey provides the CCIA with statistically reliable data to take to tag manufacturers, said Elford. “I think we knew that we had a

problem in the cows and I think we knew that our retention was pretty decent on calves and even out to yearlings, but when you go to talk to tag companies, they’re not going to listen to you if you don’t have some real solid information. That’s why we have to do this kind of work.”

Basically, what we’re looking at is if somebody came up with something that has better retention, we’re going to gravitate toward that because producers don’t like to be retagging animals that they’ve already tagged. MARK ELFORD CANADIAN CATTLE IDENTIFICATION AGENCY

The study involved various types of operations, large and small, in different management conditions and geographic locations. Tag failure appeared mostly related to the back button or stud part behind the ear, which splits or loses a piece and then allows the front part of the tag to fall off. In terms of readability, all tags tested and retained could be read, according to CCIA data. In the next phase of the study, the various brands and tag types will be subjected in the lab to ultraviolet light, chemicals, biological exposure and temperature stress. Paul Laronde, CCIA tag and technology manager, is running that study with the goal of identifying which tag brands stand up best. “Basically, what we’re looking at is if somebody came up with something that has better retention, we’re going to gravitate toward that because producers don’t like to be retagging animals that they’ve already tagged,” said Elford. Under traceability regulations, animals cannot leave the farm without having an RFID tag. More information on the study is available at






Producers send mixed message to ag minister on carbon reduction

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When you don’t want to be part of the solution, what does that say to our urban friends? RALPH EICHLER MANITOBA AGRICULTURE MINISTER

ager, said listening to producers at an annual general meeting is an essential part of policy development. “We expect in the next number of weeks that we’ll be able to say here’s where Manitoba Beef Pro-

If you’re planning to enter a lifelong career as a hog barn worker, you’d better study robotics, electronics and software management. Because there isn’t much of a future for basic manual labour in the hog barns of the future, says a leading Quebec hog industr y researcher. “I think in coming years pigs will be raised in fully automated systems,” said Candido Pomar of Agriculture Canada during the Manitoba Swine Seminar. “I think in 10 years, maybe five years, we are not going to see much manual handling of animals or feed.” While Pomar did not dwell on the

ducers stand, in terms of carbon.” He added that carbon emissions are a top of mind issue for MBP and it’s critical that producer groups contribute to the discussions around climate change policy. Eichler wants farm groups to participate in the policy making, saying he believes they can make it better. If Manitoba’s private and public sectors don’t come up with a plan, someone else will, he said. “We’re not sure what it (the plan) is going to look like,” Eichler said. “But we will not be dictated to by Trudeau.”

social impact of this revolution in hog production, it would both remove a valued source of rural jobs and also alleviate one of the chief headaches of hog barn operators. Finding skilled and dependable labour is a chronic concern for barn managers. In the future, though, they might be looking for fewer workers overall but need more refined skills from those they hire. Pomar said he thinks “precision” hog production will demand customized feeding and management for each pig and that this will be done mostly through automated systems that monitor individual animals. The days of groups of hogs all being fed the same rations are coming to an end.

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For Ralph Eichler, Manitoba’s minister of agriculture, the irony was hard to ignore. In a morning session at the Manitoba Beef Producer’s annual general meeting in early February, cattle ranchers listened to a twohour presentation on social licence and public trust. In the afternoon session, some of those same ranchers said farmers should be exempt from carbon taxation and they passed a resolution, almost unanimously, saying Canada should do nothing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions unless the United States takes similar action. Such comments and resolutions make life difficult for Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government, which is developing a ‘made in Manitoba’ climate change plan. The province needs the support of farm groups because agriculture represents about 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Manitoba. Eichler, who attended the MBP meeting in Brandon, said farmers, including cattle producers, must do their part when it comes to carbon emissions. “The reality is we (producers) have got a role to play,” he said. “We could exempt every farmer. We could do that. Then what do we do? What does the general public say about that? When you don’t want to be part of the solution, what does that say to our urban friends?” The Manitoba government is working on a climate change plan because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has told provinces to introduce a price for carbon or a cap and trade system by 2018. Otherwise, the feds will impose a price on carbon emissions. Trudeau has said the proposed price should start at $10 per tonne of emissions in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne by 2022. Eichler has spoken to many farmers about climate change during the last six months. He believes they want to contribute. “Most of them know that we’ve got to be part of the solution. Things are not like they used to be, as far as climate is concerned.” Kristine Tapley, a rancher from Langruth, Man., said producers do want to reduce carbon emissions but they can’t go broke in the process. “I just think they have (concerns) about keeping our industry viable.” Nonetheless, Tapley was troubled by the resolution at the Brandon meeting that urged Canada to do nothing about carbon emissions unless the U.S. is also on board. She was the only person in the room who opposed the resolution. “I think blanket statements (to follow) the lead of the U.S. at this point (on climate change) is a scary thing to lobby for,” Tapley said. “I think this needs a lot more conversation.” MBP members also passed resolutions asking the government to compensate farmers who sequester carbon in the soil. Brian Lemon, MBP general man-






Can temperament affect reproductive performance? ANIMAL HEALTH



he calf crop percentage is often used as an overall measure of cow-calf herd productivity and is calculated by the number of calves weaned divided by the number of cows exposed to breeding. The goal is to have a calf-crop percentage of at least 85 percent. Ultimately, we would like a high percentage of our cows to get pregnant and maintain their pregnancy, but we also want to have those pregnancies achieved early in the breeding season. Having calves born earlier in the breeding season means that they will be heavier at weaning, resulting in more pounds of calf to sell per cow. Cows in good body condition and with good trace mineral status are more likely to cycle early, conceive and maintain their pregnancy. In addition, several scientific studies have begun to show a relationship between the cow’s temperament and her reproductive performance. Cattle temperament is defined by how cattle react when exposed to human handling. Cattle that a re m o re d o c i l e w i l l b e l e s s stressed and have lower levels of the stress hormone known as blood cortisol. Obviously, temperament can be affected by many factors, such as genetics and issues such as poor handling facilities and inappropriate handling techniques. Many producers will often comment on the cow that is difficult to handle or flighty being the same as her mother was, which would suggest a significant genetic component. Cattle temperament has been studied in a variety of settings. Excitable feedlot cattle have shown to have lower average daily gain, lower dry matter intake and poorer feed efficiency. Even carcass quality can be affected with decreased marbling, decreased meat tenderness and increased dark cutters and carcass bruising in excitable cattle. In a study published in the journal Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Dr. Ramanathan Kasimanickam and co-authors evaluated the effect of temperament on the reproductive performance in beef cows. One way to score temperament is on a five point scale as cattle exit a chute. Cattle that exit the chute jumping or running toward herd mates will get a high score, while calm cattle that exit the chute at a walk will get a low score. In some studies, they will also measure the chute exit speed velocity to assess the animal’s temperament. In this particular study, two experiments were described in which about 1,500 Angus or Angus-cross beef cows in each study were evaluated. All cows were given body condi-

tion scores and were scored for temperament in the handling facility two to four weeks before the breeding season. The breeding season in both experiments was for 85 days and the bull:cow ratio was in the range of 1:25 to 1:30. All of the bulls used had passed a breeding soundness exam and tested negative for venereal diseases. Pregnancy testing was carried out at two and six months after the beginning of the breeding season so researchers could determine the percentage of cows that lost pregnancies, as well as the proportion of pregnant cows. The temperament scores were used to categorize the cows into two groups in each study (excit-

able and calm). In Experiment 1, 58 percent of the cows were classified as calm. In Experiment 2, 53 percent of the cows were classified as calm. Researchers found that in both experiments the cows that were classified as calm had higher pregnancy rates. In Experiment 1, calm cows had a 94 percent pregnancy rate versus a pregnancy rate of 88.6 percent in excitable cows. In Experiment 2, the pregnancy rate for calm cows was 91.5 percent while the excitable cows had an 82.2 percent pregnancy rate. In both studies, the researchers were also able to demonstrate that calm cows became pregnant earlier in the breeding season and in

Experiment 2 the calm cows also had significantly lower rates of pregnancy loss. The researchers suggested that the elevated stress hormone called cortisol in excitable cows could affect their reproductive hormones, resulting in a prolonged period before they begin cycling after calving. It may also affect the ovarian follicle and suppress some estrus behaviour. Because of its impact on hormones, it could also result in some cases of early embryonic death and fetal loss. This study is one of many that has demonstrated an association between temperament and performance. It reinforces the fact that we need

to use low stress cattle handling techniques at all times in our operations and make sure that our handling facilities are well designed to manage cattle. It also would suggest that it makes sense to cull excitable cows whenever possible. When selecting replacement heifers, we should keep temperament in mind as an important selection criteria. These excitable heifers and cows are often more difficult to manage and their temperament may also have an impact on their future reproductive performance. John Campbell is head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.


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Foreign animal disease: we’re better prepared than the past Voluntary limits on livestock movement in early days of a disease outbreak could have huge benefits BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

BANFF, Alta. — The title of Dr. Chris Byra’s talk at the Banff Pork Seminar last month begged an answer — Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness: Is the Swine Industry Ready? “To answer the question, I guess I have to say no, or at least we’re better off than we were a few years ago, but we’re a long way from what we could call ready … and I’m not sure we can be, totally,” said Byra, a swine veterinarian, animal health consultant and manager of the Western Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network. That organization and other livestock networks, nationally and internationally, are working to become better prepared should a foreign disease affect livestock in this country. Canada exports about 70 percent of its pork, which means the hog industry is vulnerable to the effects of a disease that closes borders or otherwise affects trade, said Byra. Smaller countries might be able to eat their way out of a glut of meat created by border closure, but Canada can’t. He thinks of foot-and-mouth disease as the worst case scenario because it is highly contagious and affects cattle and other livestock as well as pigs. The 2001 outbreak of foot-andmouth in Britain, when one million animals were infected but 6.5 million were killed, provided an example of disease devastation. It is not a model Canada wants to emulate. Byra said the killing of healthy animals to prevent spread would not be tolerated today. “The public isn’t going to stand for this again, and that’s going to influence how we prepare here and some of the efforts that we’re making to not have to deal with this,” he said. He later added in an interview: “We wouldn’t stand for these burning piles of animals, and yet you look at our options. There aren’t that many.” Byra said six countries, including Canada, have made a proposal to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to create “containment zones” in the event of disease outbreaks. It is among the efforts that are being made to prevent such a scenario. Zones outside the ones established to contain the disease would still be able to trade. “This is really the best answer that we would have to not have to go through this massive cull,” said Byra. Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland, which are called the QUADS group, have asked the OIE to consider allowing containment zones within countries and have agreed among themselves to share staff and vaccines in the event of a disease outbreak. “There’s agreement between these six partners in that QUADS group,” said Byra. “They have put a formal proposal to the OIE. The wheels turn fairly slowly. They’re

not hopeful for the next year or so.” Another idea to reduce disease spread and resulting trade impact is for producers to voluntarily limit livestock movement in the early days of a disease discovery. Studies show that detecting footand-mouth two days sooner in Britain’s 2001 outbreak would have reduced animal slaughter by half. That is because so many animals moved through auctions to other areas in the time between disease discovery and mandated halt of animal movement. In Canada, it takes a few days to establish a disease control zone. Once an area is identified, an order


from the federal minister of agriculture is required. “That can be a matter of a day or two, and it can even be a week or more,” said Byra.

The industry could restrict animal movement during that time period as much as possible and record the movement that does occur. That would speed the traceout and control process. “Industry should consider promoting and, going one beyond that, ensuring that industry takes a voluntary approach to restricting movement during that lag time, when they’re trying to figure it out.” Work is also needed on accurate identification of foreign animal disease. Many veter inar ians haven’t seen clinical examples. “If something does get here, are we going to see it? Seneca Valley

Virus has been a bit of a help, in that I think industry, producers, plants, veterinarians would recognize these blisters, these vesicular lesions of foot and mouth,” said Byra. “Other than foot and mouth, most of these reportable diseases look like sick pigs. Initially there’s really not much distinguishing them, until you start to do pathology on them.” Another issue is how to dispose of a large number of animals as part of a disease control effort. Methods of mass humane euthanasia are limited, as are carcass disposal options.

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Capital gains changes nixed

All major indexes hit record highs as U.S. president Donald Trump promised business friendly tax changes. January job creation in Canada topped expectations. For the week, the TSX surged 1.6 percent, the Nasdaq jumped 1.2 percent, the Dow rose one percent and the S&P 500 climbed 0.8 percent.

A proposal to alter tax structure on sale of farm to family members was defeated by the Liberals

Cdn. exchanges in $Cdn. U.S. exchanges in $U.S.


The federal government has voted down a private member’s bill designed to ease the tax burden on small business owners, including farmers. New Democratic Party MP Guy Caron had been pushing the Liberals to pass Bill C-274, which would have amended the Income Tax Act so the transfer of a business to a child or grandchild was treated the same as the sale of the business to a third party. The Liberals defeated the bill, at second reading, in the House of Commons last week. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business supported the bill, arguing the current system is a “costly flaw in Canada’s succession planning rules.” In a news release, the CFIB said when an individual sells their business to a family member the difference between the purchase price and sale price is treated as a dividend. If sold to someone else, it is classified as a capital gain. “Most business owners have no pension plan and therefore they come to rely on the sale of their business to fund their retirement,” said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB vice-president for prairie and agribusiness. “What the bill aims to do is address the flaw… that incredibly makes it easier to sell a family business to a third party than a member of the family.” Caron has been touting his private member’s bill since the spring of 2016.

In a Western Producer article from June 2, Caron said the difference in taxes on the sale of a million dollar business can be around $200,000. “For a $10 million farm, we are talking $2.2 million less if the owner sells it to a stranger rather than a family member.” Larry Maguire, Conservative Party MP for Brandon-Souris, said in a blog post that the Liberal’s defeat of the income tax change is a loss for prairie farmers. “It is not surprising the Liberals voted against (western Manitoba) farm families and small business owners as they completely ignored agriculture in their throne speech and immediately broke their word on reducing the small business tax.” The Conser vatives, though, didn’t amend business succession rules when they were in power. Liberal MP Emmanuel Dubourg introduced a bill similar to Caron’s in 2015. James Kraft, of BMO Wealth Management, said in an article on that there’s a reason for Section 84.1 of the Income Tax Act, where transfers within a family are treated differently than a sale to another party. “Because there are ways to abuse the lifetime capital gains exemption,” Kraft said, which is

Given the major succession train coming down the track, this is (something) we do need to look at. This is a tax change that all parties could support. MARILYN BRAUN-POLLON CANADIAN FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

worth $835,716. For farmers it is $1 million. Kraft said a person could sell a company to their child to get the capital gains exemption and the child would become the owner for legal and tax purposes but the parent could remain the decison maker. “If I can get you $800,000 and use up your capital gains exemption, you’ve got $800,000 to spend tax-

free, and you still own your business,” Kraft said Braun-Pollon admitted the change to the income tax code, if enacted, would cut into government revenues. “At a time when they are running deficits for the foreseeable future, any changes that would hit the treasury… they are reluctant to do that.” Nonetheless, she said business owners who sell their operations to family members should be treated the same of those who sell to third parties. “Given the major succession train coming down the track, this is (something) we do need to look at,” she said. “This is a tax change that all parties could support.” The Canadian Federation of Agriculture expects $500 billion in farm assets to change hands over the next decade.



ADM AGT Food Bunge Ltd. Ceapro Inc.


43.83 35.4 68.55 1.56

43.99 36.25 69.63 1.58



Cervus Equip. TSX Input Capital TSXV Rocky Mtn D’ship TSX

14.76 1.86 10.65

15.23 1.9 11.03



ConAgra Brands Hormel Foods Lamb Weston Maple Leaf Premium Brands Tyson Foods


39.84 37.13 39.27 30.5 69.42 65.06

39.31 36.14 38.9 30.08 69.62 65.39



AGI TSX AGCO Corp. NY Buhler Ind. TSX Caterpillar Inc. NY CNH Industrial NY Deere and Co. NY Agrium TSX

54.73 64.74 4.6 96.31 9.56 110.24 138.12

54.1 63.18 4.46 93.28 9.27 107.99 134.59



BASF OTC Bayer Ag OTC Dow Chemical NY Dupont NY BioSyent Inc. TSXV Monsanto NY Mosaic NY PotashCorp TSX Syngenta ADR

94.34 113.01 61.19 77.21 7.25 107.57 32.86 24.96 86.25

96.19 111.56 60.21 76.43 7.55 108.87 31.85 24.19 85.65



92.38 193.65

90.36 195.58

List courtesy of Ian Morrison, financial adviser with the Calgary office of Raymond James Ltd., member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. The listed equity prices included were obtained from Thomson Reuters. The data listed in this list has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Within the last 12 months, Raymond James Ltd. has undertaken an underwriting liability or has provided advice for a fee with respect to the securities of AGT Food. For more information, Morrison can be reached at 403-221-0396 or 1-877-264-0333.

Cargill upgrades meat plant SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Cargill is spending $3.5 million at its beef processing plant at Guelph, Ont., to add a process to convert raw by-product into a protein-rich animal feed ingredient. The O ntar io government is contributing $582,000 to the project. The company said the project will reduce the amount of product it must buy from other suppliers and will cut its waste.





GrainsConnect puts its third elevator in Vegreville, Alta.

There aren’t that many of these facilities out there so we think there’s some significant upside to the volumes we can do.

The company plans to spend $120 million on four facilities, each having 35,000 tonnes of storage capacity BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Grain farmers in northeastern Alberta will soon have access to another new elevator. GrainsConnect Canada, a joint venture between Australian grain company GrainCorp and Japanbased Zen-Noh Grain Corp., has confirmed plans to build a $30 million high throughput elevator at Ve g re v i l l e, A l t a . , a b o u t 1 0 0 kilometres east of Edmonton. The facility will include 35,000 tonnes of concrete storage and looped rail access. GrainsConnect president Warren Stow said the new elevator is the third of four new construction projects planned for the western Prairies. The company has started building a similar facility at Maymont, Sask., about 90 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. It is expected to be operational late this year. The company also announced plans late last year to build a concrete facility south of Wilkie, Sask., about 160 kilometres west of Saskatoon.Foundation work is already underway. All told, GrainsConnect plans to spend about $120 million on four new prairie elevators. The location of the fourth facility has yet to be confirmed but an announcement is expected within the next three months. Stow said Vegreville is known as a highly productive area. Production is focused largely on the four main crops that GrainsConnect intends to handle — wheat, barley, canola and peas. “We look for good crop production areas and Vegreville has that,” he said. “That particular area also has limited competition at this point so we felt like it was a really solid location for us.” The proposed site also offers good access by road and rail. “We’re on CN’s north line there so we feel like we’ll have good rail access and we’ve also been working with the county and the province on road access as well.” Stow said the company is in the process of finalizing a deal to secure west coast port access. “We can’t say anything at this point but as soon as we’re able … we’ll be making an announcement in that regard.” All four GrainsConnect facilities will follow a similar blueprint, including 35,000 tonnes of storage and looped rail. Each will have the ability to load 134 rail cars in roughly 14 hours. Stow said efficiencies associated with loop tracks are changing the way grain is shipped in Western Canada. “There aren’t that many of these facilities out there so we think there’s some significant upside to the volumes we can do. I don’t want to put a number on it, per se, but … we’re building these things with the

ability to ship a lot of tonnes.” The Vegreville facility is scheduled to come on line in late 2018, about a year after the Maymont facility starts receiving grain. “About ever y six months we expect to bring one on line.” Construction at Vegreville is expected to begin this summer.


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CATTLE & SHEEP Steers 600-700 lb. (average $/cwt) Alberta

Grade A

Live Feb 3 - Feb 9

Previous Jan 27 - Feb 2

Year ago

Rail Feb 3 - Feb 9

Previous Jan 27 - Feb 2

157.00 138.09-150.30

156.00-157.25 134.66-153.63

173.56 170.59

259.75 249.00-252.00

258.50-262.50 250.00-252.00

$195 $190 $185 n/a

Heifers Alta. 157.00 n/a Ont. 137.60-149.66 137.31-150.30 *Live f.o.b. feedlot, rail f.o.b. plant.

171.91 169.94

261.00-261.50 248.00-251.00

n/a 249.00-252.00 Canfax

1/13 1/20 1/27



Feeder Cattle ($/cwt)

$190 $185 $180 2/3


Manitoba $195 $190 $185 $180 2/3


Heifers 500-600 lb. (average $/cwt)

Steers 900-1000 800-900 700-800 600-700 500-600 400-500 Heifers 800-900 700-800 600-700 500-600 400-500 300-400

Cattle Slaughter Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2017 232,459 2,881,253 To date 2016 239,599 2,808,941 % Change 17/16 -3.0 +2.6




151-162 154-167 162-177 174-195 191-216 207-231

145-156 155-165 164-178 177-199 190-208 200-229

156-164 159-166 163-176 176-194 192-214 208-231

no sales no sales no sales no sales no sales no sales

141-152 146-159 151-165 160-176 171-188 178-198

140-149 142-155 150-166 162-179 174-192 176-197

146-152 151-161 155-168 164-184 176-198 182-205

no sales no sales no sales no sales no sales no sales Canfax

$180 $175 $170 2/3



Canfax Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Feb 4/17 918 829 726 1,030


Feb 6/16 941 841 811 1,037

YTD 17 918 824 726 1,028

YTD 16 938 849 773 1,053

U.S. Cash cattle ($US/cwt)

$175 $170 $165 n/a 1/13 1/20 1/27



Manitoba $180

Slaughter cattle (35-65% choice) National Kansas Nebraska Nebraska (dressed)

Steers 119.94 120.03 119.79 n/a

Heifers 119.97 120.00 119.00 n/a

Feeders No. 1 (800-900 lb) Steers South Dakota 119.50-134.50 Billings 120.25-122.00 Dodge City n/a

$175 $170 $165 n/a

$160 1/6

1/13 1/20 1/27

$145 $140

$130 1/9


Trend steady/+2 n/a n/a USDA


Cattle / Beef Trade

Canadian Beef Production million lb. YTD % change Fed 157.6 -9 Non-fed 39.3 +5 Total beef 196.9 -7 Canfax

Sltr. cattle to U.S. (head) Feeder C&C to U.S. (head) Total beef to U.S. (tonnes) Total beef, all nations (tonnes)

EXCHANGE RATE FEB. 13 $1 Cdn. = $0.7649 U.S. $1 U.S. = $1.3074 Cdn.

Sltr. cattle from U.S. (head) Feeder C&C from U.S. (head) Total beef from U.S. (tonnes) Total beef, all nations (tonnes)

Exports % from 2016 34,059 (1) -24.4 3,416 (1) -12.3 269,842 (3) +17.2 359,602 (3) +11.8 Imports % from 2016 n/a (2) n/a 30,870 (2) -13.7 11,865 (4) +3.9 17,731 (4) -22.8

(1) to Jan 28/17 (2) to Dec 31/16 (3) to Dec 31/16 (4) to Feb 04/17

Agriculture Canada

Close Feb 10 Live Cattle Feb 116.40 Apr 113.15 Jun 104.28 Aug 101.08 Oct 101.50 Feeder Cattle Mar 122.08 Apr 122.45 May 121.80 Aug 123.60 Sep 122.93

Close Trend Feb 3

Year ago

116.90 115.63 105.65 101.38 101.33

-0.50 -2.48 -1.37 -0.30 +0.17

129.95 129.13 119.63 116.15 116.75

123.58 123.50 122.38 123.40 121.83

-1.50 -1.05 -0.58 +0.20 +1.10

150.03 149.50 148.83 149.38 147.38

Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg) Alberta $200 $180 $160 $140

Feb 9 US Choice (US$) 188.71 Feb 3 Cdn AAA (C$) n/a



(Hams Marketing) Week ending Mar 11-Mar 18 Mar 25-Apr 01 Apr 08-Apr 15 Apr 22-Apr 29 May 06-May 13 May 20-May 27 Jun 03-Jun 10 Jun 17-Jun 24 Jul 01-Jul 08 Jul 15-Jul 22

$280 1/9

Feb 2 Yr. ago 193.01 217.02 Jan 27 Yr. ago n/a n/a

Milling Wheat (Mar) $245 $240 $235 $230 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30



Cash Prices

Cash Prices

Canola (cash - Mar)

Feb 8 Feb 1 Year Ago No. 3 Oats Saskatoon ($/tonne) 174.16 171.09 129.47 Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb) 15.40 15.50 16.80

$540 $520 $500

U.S. Grain Cash Prices ($US/bu.) 1/13 1/20 1/27




Canola (basis - Mar)

No. 1 DNS (14%) Montana elevator No. 1 DNS (13%) Montana elevator No. 1 Durum (13%) Montana elevator No. 1 Malt barley Montana elevator No. 2 Feed barley Montana elevator

$-15 $-20 $-25

Jan 30

Jan 16

Wool sheep 55-69 lb 2.29-2.58 2.34-2.48 70-85 lb 2.25-2.50 2.20-2.37 86-105 lb 2.10-2.45 1.90-2.15 > 106 lb 1.81-1.90 1.74-1.90 Beaver Hill Auction Services Ltd. Feb 6 Jan 30 New lambs 2.42-2.95 2.84-3.28 65-80 lb 2.42-2.80 2.50-3.02 80-95 lb 2.27-2.40 2.22-2.40 > 95 lb 2.09-2.25 2.14-2.30 > 110 lb 1.64-2.19 1.55-1.93 Feeder lambs n/a 2.00-2.50 Sheep 1.15-1.30 1.15-1.30 Rams 1.20-1.45 1.20-1.40 Kids 95-160 75-160 Ontario Stockyards Inc. Shipping January Wool lambs <80 lb 1.95 Wool lambs 81-95 lb 1.85 Wool lambs 96-115 lb 1.85 Hair lambs <95 lb 1.80 Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

$-30 $-35 1/9

1/13 1/20 1/27


Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. 2,073,117 11,539,646 2,104,679 11,476,654 -1.5 +0.5

To date 2017 To date 2016 % change 17/16

Agriculture Canada

Feed Wheat (Lethbridge)

165.90 168.53

Alta. Index 100 Sask. Sig. 5

$180 $175 $170 $165 1/9

1/13 1/20 1/27



Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $510 $500 $490 $480 $470 1/9

1/13 1/20 1/27



Barley (cash - Mar) $170 $165 $160 $155

Basis: $21 1/13 1/20 1/27



$160 $140 2/10

(1) to Jan 28/17

(2) to Dec 31/16

Corn (Mar) $390

173.00 171.43

$360 $350 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30



*incl. wt. premiums

Soybeans (Mar) $1060

% from 2016 -23.3 -8.6 +6.1

Import n/a 15,115 (3) 16,480 (3)

(3) to Feb 04/17

% from 2016 n/a +5.6 +0.1 Agriculture Canada

$200 $185 $170 $155 2/10

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Feb 10 74.55 71.08 75.40 79.05

Close Feb 3 70.33 70.25 74.50 78.40

Trend +4.22 +0.83 +0.90 +0.65

Year ago 65.95 70.38 76.28 80.35

Jul Aug Oct Dec

$1020 $1000 $980 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30



Oats (Mar) $300

Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)



Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)


Man. Index 100 Que. Index 100


Close Feb 10 78.40 77.70 68.38 63.88

Close Feb 3 77.88 77.63 67.33 62.53

Trend +0.52 +0.07 +1.05 +1.35

Year ago 79.68 78.78 68.28 63.38


$220 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30



Spring Wheat (Mar) $620 $600


Feb 5 255.3 329.9 113.7

Jan 29 230.6 451.3 125.8

YTD 7,498.1 12,107.1 4,323.2

Year Ago 7,191.2 12,124.3 4,268.0

Feb 13 Feb 6 Trend Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Mar 524.80 516.80 +8.00 May 532.80 524.40 +8.40 Jul 535.60 527.60 +8.00 Nov 505.30 504.60 +0.70 Wpg ICE Milling Wheat ($/tonne) Mar 242.00 236.00 +6.00 May 247.00 239.00 +8.00 Jul 247.00 240.00 +7.00 Wpg ICE Durum Wheat ($/tonne) Mar 290.00 293.00 -3.00 May 292.00 295.00 -3.00 Wpg ICE Barley ($/tonne) Mar 135.00 135.00 0.00 May 137.00 137.00 0.00 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 4.5225 4.2250 +0.2975 May 4.6700 4.3550 +0.3150 Jul 4.7875 4.4875 +0.3000 Sep 4.9075 4.6375 +0.2700 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 2.5475 2.6125 -0.0650 May 2.5050 2.5125 -0.0075 Jul 2.4825 2.5000 -0.0175 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Mar 10.5425 10.3600 +0.1825 May 10.6575 10.4625 +0.1950 Jul 10.7375 10.5500 +0.1875 Aug 10.7075 10.5275 +0.1800 Chicago Soy Oil (¢US/lb.) Mar 34.17 34.44 -0.27 May 34.44 34.74 -0.30 Jul 34.67 34.99 -0.32 Chicago Soy Meal ($US/short ton) May 343.2 332.8 +10.4 May 347.8 336.5 +11.3 Jul 350.3 339.2 +11.1 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 3.7550 3.6375 +0.1175 May 3.8275 3.7125 +0.1150 Jul 3.8925 3.7825 +0.1100 Sep 3.9425 3.8500 +0.0925 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 5.7075 5.5525 +0.1550 May 5.7050 5.5400 +0.1650 Jul 5.7250 5.5650 +0.1600 Sep 5.7400 5.5975 +0.1425 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 4.6675 4.3575 +0.3100 May 4.7950 4.4875 +0.3075 Jul 4.9025 4.6100 +0.2925

Year ago 467.40 476.20 480.70 483.30 225.00 228.00 232.00 317.00 325.00 188.00 192.00 4.5750 4.6250 4.6775 4.7700 1.9625 2.0000 2.0900 8.7275 8.7650 8.8175 8.8350 31.80 32.02 33.24 262.0 264.1 266.5 3.5875 3.6350 3.6850 3.7350 4.8500 4.8750 4.9525 5.0575 4.4425 4.5375 4.6450


Minneapolis Nearby Futures ($US/100bu.)

(000 tonnes) Alta. Sask. Man.

Grain Futures



Hogs $/ckg

Feb 10 5.16 4.71 6.25 2.88 2.22



Export 68,235 (1) 407,308 (2) 1,246,276 (2)

Sltr. hogs to/fm U.S. (head) Total pork to/fm U.S. (tonnes) Total pork, all nations (tonnes) 2/3

To Feb 04

Hogs / Pork Trade


1/13 1/20 1/27

1/16 1/23 1/30

Hog Slaughter

Maple Leaf Thunder Sig 5 Creek Pork Feb 10 Feb 10 153.99-154.58 146.49-148.18 155.05-155.22 153.35-156.88 156.57-161.05 157.70-158.62 161.83-163.83 156.26-158.90 162.89-166.54 162.42-170.24 171.92-176.68 170.55-172.53 173.26-174.86 172.84-174.34 178.52-182.34 179.46-179.70 180.73-182.05 178.70-178.23 174.37-179.25 175.17-175.19


$140 1/6



$460 1/9

Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head)

Fixed contract $/ckg

Saskatchewan Sig. 5

1/13 1/20 1/27



Canola and barley are basis par region. Feed wheat basis Lethbridge. Basis is best bid.

Due to wide reporting and collection methods, it is misleading to compare hog prices between provinces.

$120 1/6


Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 13 69.00 69.00 69.00 Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 52.00 52.00 52.00 Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 60.00 60.00 60.00 Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 66.00 66.00 66.00 Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 51.00 51.00 50.00 Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 30.00 30.00 30.00 Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 27.00 27.00 28.00 Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) 9.00 9.00 9.25 Peas, large. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) 9.00 9.00 9.00 Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) 9.00 9.00 9.00 Feed peas ($/bu) 6.60 6.85 6.85 Maple peas ($/bu) 15.50 15.50 15.00 Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) 29.00 29.00 31.00 Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) 29.00 29.00 31.00 Mustard, Brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) 34.00 34.00 34.00 Canaryseed (¢/lb) 23.50 23.50 23.50 Desi chickpeas (¢/lb) 36.00 36.00 35.00 Kabuli, 8mm, No. 1 ($/mt) 1,102.30 1,234.60 1,433.00 Kabuli, 7mm, No. 1 ($/mt) 925.90 970.00 1,234.60 B-90 ckpeas, No. 1 ($/mt) 970.00 1,014.10 1,278.70


Beef Cutout ($/cwt)


1/13 1/20 1/27


Durum (Mar)

$150 1/9

$120 1/6

1/16 1/23 1/30


Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)

Average Carcass Weight


$160 1/6



To Feb 4



n/a $165 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Barley (Mar)



n/a n/a $175 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Source: STAT Publishing, which solicits bids from Maviga N.A., Legumex Walker, CGF Brokerage, Parrish & Heimbecker, Simpson Seeds and Alliance Grain Traders. Prices paid for dressed product at plant.



n/a $175 1/6 1/13 1/20 1/27

Pulse and Special Crops

ICE Futures Canada

Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

Steers Alta. Ont.


$180 1/6


$580 $560 $540 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30



Canadian Exports & Crush To (1,000 MT) Feb 5 Wheat 159.5 Durum 150.0 Oats 21.0 Barley 33.1 Flax 8.2 Canola 291.6 Peas 22.4 Lentils 1.3 (1,000 MT) Feb 8 Canola crush 182.1

To Total Last Jan 29 to date year 149.3 6,866.0 8,663.3 113.3 2,171.9 2,493.0 22.7 703.6 551.3 8.3 500.0 579.3 29.9 188.1 187.2 275.5 5,581.4 5,062.6 71.0 2,039.4 1,673.8 16.1 579.4 554.0 Feb 1 To date Last year 188.4 4,884.0 4,272.0





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Pig trotters could help U.K. farmers weather Brexit BY CHRIS MCCULLOUGH FREELANCE WRITER

Tapping into the lucrative multimillion dollar global market for pigs’ feet, also known as pig trotters, could be a saving grace for agriculture in a post-Brexit United Kingdom, said the chair of Northern Ireland’s Food and Drink Association. If Britain’s department for environment, food and rural affairs changed its stance to allow U.K. processors to export parts of animal carcasses now classed as waste, then farmers may find more

ways to earn money, said Declan Billington. During a meeting of the AgriFood Strategy Board in Northern Ireland, Billington said it was up to farm leaders in Northern Ireland to influence those leading Brexit negotiations in London. “Brexit is the only show in town and we must embrace it. Going forward is what we must do and do so with a game plan,” he said. He said if tariffs are imposed on Northern Ireland’s produce it could see cheese prices rise by as much as 58 percent and milk prices

rise by 30 percent. Where the pig trotters come in, he said, is that they are now classed by DEFRA as waste and cannot be exported, yet there is a huge market for them in China. “The Germans and the Dutch already export pigs trotters to China, which is proving to be a lucrative deal as it means a higher percentage of the animal is salable. “In Northern Ireland and in the rest of the U.K., this means we are losing a lot of trade because of that one product. But there are many others just as valuable.

He said he questions the agricultural knowledge possessed by the Brexit negotiators in London and emphasized the need for agricultural leaders in Northern Ireland to make sure their voices are heard. Tony O’Neill, chair of the AgriFood Strategy Board called for unity to deliver a strong message. “With a single strong voice we can get our message across much more easily to our own advantage. It will be a challenge to speak with one voice but we must do it for the sale of our industry and the 43,000 jobs supported by the agri-food indus-

try in Northern Ireland.” The chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board in England Peter Kendall said Northern Ireland was in a super positionto negotiate Brexit. “Even though it is the U.K. as an entirety that must negotiate Brexit, once the doors have been opened, each country within the U.K. can identify its own niche food groups to international customers. “Northern Ireland is in a super position to do that with the importance of its trading with the Republic of Ireland.”


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