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Second wave possible for ethanol sector BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Many grain industry analysts say ethanol’s growth phase is over and so is its ability to bolster grain prices. Bruce Rastetter, chief executive officer of Summit Agricultural Group, an agricultural investment firm headquartered in Alden, Iowa, vehemently disagrees. “They’re just wrong,” he said. He points to new ethanol-promoting policies adopted by countries including China and Brazil as proof that the ethanol era is alive and well. Even the Canadian government is considering doubling its national mandate to 10 percent, which is the portion of the fuel supply that would have to contain ethanol. “I think it’s a second wave of ethanol demand,” said Rastetter. The first wave was created when the United States Congress adopted the renewable fuel standard in SEE SECOND WAVE, PAGE 5



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Cassidi Elder, 14, spends a quiet moment with curious newborn calves at Elder Charolais near Coronach, Sask., Jan. 28. For related story and photos, see page 19. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTO

Concerns mount about grain flow BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Frigid winter temperatures on the Prairies combined with rainrelated loading delays on the West Coast are contributing to growing vessel lineups at Canada’s busiest marine port. As of early February, the number of ships waiting to be loaded with grain at the Port of Vancouver was around 30, according to Canada’s Grain Monitoring Program (GMP). That’s well above the port’s one-year average of 22 vessels and the highest number in almost a year. Mark Hemmes, president of Quroum Corp., the Edmonton company that’s contracted to manage the GMP, said those numbers are concerning, but

they aren’t indicative of a crisis in the Canadian grain handling and transportation system — at least not yet. “If people are concerned, they p ro b a b l y s h o u l d b e,” s a i d Hemmes. “But I wouldn’t be ringing any alarm bells just yet.” In a recent interview, Hemmes said frequent rain in late January hampered ship loading. Conditions have improved since, but it will take some time before vessel lineups return to more normal levels. Frigid winter temperatures across the Prairies also affected train movements at Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway in late January and early February. According to the Ag Transport Coalition, CN’s car order fulfillment rate declined for four con-

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secutive weeks in January. In Week 27 of the 2017-18 crop year, the seven-day period that ended Feb. 3, CN supplied just 54 percent of the grain hopper cars that were ordered, ATC said in its weekly rail performance report distributed Feb. 11. Through the first 27 weeks of the current shipping year, CN has rationed more than 13,000 hopper car orders placed by ATC shippers, the report said. That’s more than five times as many as last year at the same time. CN’s on-time car order fulfillment rate has fallen below 60 percent in seven of 27 weeks, with car rationing affecting 11 percent of all hopper car orders placed at CN, the ATC report said. SEE CONCERNS MOUNT, PAGE 4


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» WASDE REPORT: The USDA’s new supply and demand report has little drama.


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» KEVIN HURSH: Spring is


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» PUBLIC OPINION: Beef producers may have to relent a bit on growth hormones.

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Construction continues on G3 Canada’s grain handling network. 25 RICH FARMERS: An economist says American farmers are wealthier than many people think. 28


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Proposed elevator ruffling feathers BY JEREMY SIMES EDMONTON BUREAU

package will include selected items from Glacier’s other news outlets, which include Commodity News Service Canada (CNS), The Western Producer, Grainews, Alberta Farmer Express, Canadian Cattlemen and Country Guide. “We’re trying to keep the package rather simple, but with some in depth analysis as well,” Burnett said. “We’re aiming to cut through the clutter and jargon, to some extent, and provide some solid actionable marketing advice, along with market news.”

Some residents of a central Alberta community hope concerns over noise and dust are enough to prompt builders of a proposed grain elevator to relocate the project. The GrainsConnect terminal, which will have a storage capacity of 35,000 tonnes, is slated to be built just outside Huxley, Alta. It is expected to feature a rail loop that’s capable of holding 134 cars, and Canadian National Railway would service it. Some residents say the development, particularly the rail loop, is too close to their properties and will cause disturbances. Development documents show there are three homes within one kilometre of the terminal. The rest of the hamlet is within 1.5 km. “It’s going to be a noise issue, and it’s so close to our home, the train will be shining their lights right at us,” said David Swanson, who lives within one km of the site. “I’m also pretty allergic to the stuff. I farmed for 25 years and then gave it up. By the time harvest was over, I basically had no skin left. “We’re not against them building an elevator, it’s just that this elevator is too close to town. If they moved it away by two miles (3.2 km) that would be better.” T h e d e v e l o p m e n t re q u i re s approval from Kneehill County council before it can go ahead. The development application is scheduled to be heard by councillors at a Feb. 22 meeting. GrainsConnect has previously said it’s building the elevator due to strong interest from farmers in the area and declined further comment. “Until we have received formal written responses regarding our application, GrainsConnect will not speculate on any objections that might be made about our proposed development,” Stacey Radley, the project manager for the site, said in an email. Kneehill County Reeve Jerry Wittstock has also refrained from commenting further until the development comes before councillors at the meeting. “There is a process that we are required to follow and we must protect that process to ensure a fair hearing is held,” Wittstock wrote in an email. “In that process there is an opportunity for the public to oppose or support the application and those comments form part of the application package.” Huxley resident Sharon Wesgate is hoping council listens and acts on their concerns. “The terminal shouldn’t be close to the residential area,” Wesgate said. “There are a lot of seniors who live here, and there’s just no benefit to the community. What are we going to get out of it?” If approved, construction of the elevator is expected to begin this summer and be complete by 2019.

Gideon Stahl will carry this minute-old lamb to the warmth of the barn with its mother following close behind on a snowy -18 C day Feb. 8. Lambing is under way at the Cayley Colony near Cayley, Alta., with about 700 lambs expected. | MIKE STURK PHOTO

War on PED almost over in Man. Veterinarians believe an exhausting effort to eradicate the virus appears to be nearing an end BY ED WHITE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Manitoba’s swine veterinarians hope to see porcine epidemic diarrhea virus disappear from the provincial herd within weeks. The last active infection was found Jan. 25 in a few animals on a previously infected farm, and control efforts there appear to have stopped it spread. “We haven’t seen any spread from that site since,” Glen Duizer, Manitoba’s chief veterinary officer, said in a presentation to the Manitoba Swine Seminar. “All previously positive herds are reporting effective biocontainment with elimination well underway.” Duizer said he hopes to see cleanup efforts in the Manitoba industry completed by May. The outbreak, which began April 28, 2017, was the “largest animal health outbreak the

province ever had.” The centre of the outbreak was just southwest of Steinbach in the middle of the most heavily populated area of the provincial herd and where the greatest number of sow barns are located. Almost 200 barns were infected over the course of the outbreak, but those have been cleaned out and the animals in them given immunity and cleared of the disease. It has been an exhausting process for farmers, barn workers, veterinarians and truckers. Veterinarian Jen Demare said the extra work undertaken to give sows i m m u n i t y t o p ro t e c t p i g l e t s involved six to eight hours a day of mixing manure, water and feed with infected material. That material would prompt the sows’ bodies to produce antibodies to pass on to a litter. “You want a high immunity in

that piglet, you want a low challenge of virus in the environment or coming from Mom, and that equals healthy piglets,” said Demare. The immunity is passed on through colostrum and is effective as long as each piglet is getting enough from the teats. A piglet that is unable to get enough needs to be removed for the sake of the rest of the animals, who would be vulnerable if it got sick. The extra work for barn workers was made more trying by the need to put down many sick and dying piglets infected with PED. “That’s not easy for anybody,” said Demare. Truckers also faced extra demand from circuitous routes created by the need for five kilometre buffer zones imposed around hog barns. In one case that turned a normally six to eight km patch of road into a 68 km workaround.

Farmers also needed to restructure their shipping and deliveries. Avoiding assembly yards became a necessity, and shipping fewer times per week important. Keeping exposed pigs away from non-exposed pigs took a lot of juggling, and keeping pigs from areas with infections away from areas that had none was a challenge. Duizer said the intense efforts have paid off, with the outbreak fading, but he encouraged farmers to be conscious of risks and to avoid anything that could bring re-exposure. Operators need to understand that existing biosecurity protocols probably aren’t enough to keep herds safe from PEDv. “With this virus, if you make a mistake and it’s right there (in your area), it’s probably going to find it’s way in,” said Duizer.

New newsletters to help farmers make market decisions BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Glacier FarmMedia, the parent company of The Western Producer, is launching a new suite of electronic information products for Canadian farmers. Glacier MarketsFarm comprises several news products that will be distributed daily or weekly via email. T h e Ma r k e t s Fa r m p a c k a g e includes daily updates on commodity markets, weekly market summaries, podcasts and details on breaking agricultural news stories that affect farm management

and marketing decisions. Visitors to can register for a trial subscription at no cost. When the trial period expires this spring, users will have the option of becoming paid subscribers. “The (MarketsFarm) website went up in January and we’re in gradual roll-out mode,” said Bruce Burnett, Glacier FarmMedia’s director of weather and markets information. Burnett was formerly a markets and weather analyst with the Canadian Wheat Board and G3 Canada. “ The website and daily and weekly newsletters are sort of the

first phase of this that we’re rolling out,” he said. “You can sign up and get access to the product and test drive it…. There isn’t an official launch date yet but when we launch this spring, we’ll be offering the services as a paid subscription.” Subscription costs have yet to be finalized but are expected to be competitive with other market insight newsletters. Burnett said growers are looking for current and relevant information that can help them make informed decisions on the farm. In addition to market information unique to MarketsFarm, the






» CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Meanwhile, CP’s car order fulfilment fell to 78 percent in Week 26 and 69 percent in Week 27. Those were CP’s worst weeks so far in terms of 2017-18 shipping season performance. Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevators Association, said largerthan-normal vessel lineups at the West Coast are already resulting in demurrage costs and could trigger additional contract extension penalties if grain exporters are unable to execute sales within specified time frames. “Time will tell what the financial impact will be,” Sobkowich said. “What I can tell you is that (WGEA members) are incurring vessel demurrage charges right now. “They’re not what we would consider to be major charges at this point but the longer this goes, the more vessel demurrage we’re going to pay as a grain industry and that translates into less value that we’re able to return (to farmers).” As of Jan. 27, Vancouver had nine ships at berth, 15 more at anchor in the Burrard Inlet or English Bay, and six others waiting along the southern shore of Vancouver Island. Individual shipping contracts specify how much time is allotted for loading a vessel, but the window is typically about 12 days, sometimes up to 18, said Sobkowich. Demurrage costs are in the range of $10,000 per day for a Panamaxsized vessel. Lack of fluidity in the grain-handling system, particularly on CN’s network, is also complicating grain origination efforts at some country elevators, Sobkowich said. Delivery schedules are being adjusted at many locations to account for lack of shipping capacity and loading delays at port. Throughout January, grain inventories in the country elevator system showed a gradual increase, rising from 77 percent of working capacity early in the month to 84 percent of working capacity as of Jan. 27. Some delivery points on the CN network are no longer taking deliveries until grain inventories can be drawn down. Sobowich described CN’s car order fulfilment record since August 2017 as “very poor.” “We’re having to adjust a lot of pieces in the logistics system to account for the lack of capacity that we’re getting on CN,” he said. “Yes, cold weather is a factor but it isn’t the largest factor. The largest factor is that CN doesn’t have enough capacity for the grain industry due to the increase in demand from frack sand and intermodal, primarily.” By comparison, CP, which is subject to the same weather conditions as CN, has been servicing the grain industry well, he added. Hemmes said grain inventory levels at country elevators and export terminals could be drawn down quickly if weather conditions improve. “Right now, there’s just not enough grain in position to load the vessels. Some of that has to do with rail service and a little bit has to do with bad weather at port as well.”

Ryan Kennedy pulls her father, former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, through a skijor’s circuit race Feb. 10. Skijor is a Norwegian word meanng ski driving, where people on skis and snowboards are pulled by a horse, dog or motor vehcle. It’s called Skijordue in DeWinton, Alta., where it began as a private event that combined skijor and fondue and apres ski. Attendance has since grown to more than 1,000. There is a good chance of seeing top rodeo cowboys pulling top skiers at this event. | MIKE STURK PHOTO

Man. beef producers vote in favour of mandatory livestock inspection BY ROBERT ARNASON WINNIPEG BUREAU

Livestock inspections may soon be mandatory in Manitoba. In a close vote Feb. 8, members of the Manitoba Beef Producers passed a resolution at the organization’s annual meeting in Brandon to lobby the provincial government for mandatory inspections. Manitoba cattle producers have debated the idea in the past, but it was previously voted down. Not this time. The vote this year was 45 in favour, 42 opposed. “It was imperative that we got it passed. And we did get it passed,” said MBP president Ben Fox. “It opens up a lot of security for the producers and the lenders. So, it

really is a win for the beef industry…. It’s such an important part of the chain of possession, in the livestock (trade).” Manitoba remains the only province in Western Canada where livestock inspections are not mandatory. Nonetheless, Fox is optimistic that the provincial government is open to change. “I would hope when beef producers are in favour of certain resolutions… that they (provincial government) would lend us their ear.” Passing the resolution proved difficult, with some cattle producers at the Brandon meeting speaking against mandatory livestock inspections. Heinz Reimer, former MBP president, was one of those

opposed. Reimer argued that livestock inspection is too expensive, and may cost $4 to 6 per head. Fox said those figures are incorrect. “The cost right now of Manitoba cattle that are inspected, it’s $2.75 charge per head. Those charges they happen now, on the cattle going west. It’s just that the producer doesn’t necessarily see that…. Those cattle have to cross Saskatchewan and into Alberta. There is legislation that those cattle carry a … permit with them. Those cattle have to be inspected by livestock inspectors.” Other producers at the meeting said livestock inspection is unnecessary, a hassle and slows down the process of selling cattle.

Fox didn’t agree with those ideas. “In my experience with it, it actually speeds the process up…. It’s a simplified piece of paper that makes the industry and commerce flow that much more easier,” he said. “It’s a line of paperwork that producers can use, that was filled out by a third party. It shows who owned the cattle. Where they were shipped to. Who gets paid for the cattle.” Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia all have organizations that provide brand inspection and brand inspection services. In Alberta, the branding of livestock has been a legal requirement since 1878.




The $100-million expansion of the FS Bioenergia plant in Lucas do Rio Verde, Brazil, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019 and will more than double annual corn ethanol production. | FS BIOENERGIA PHOTO

SECOND WAVE POSSIBLE FOR ETHANOL SECTOR » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 2005, establishing national mandates for blending of the fuel. That policy helped support corn and other grain prices until the market took a downturn in 2013 and has yet to recover. Many grain industry participants such as Glen Pownall, managing director of Peter Cremer Canada Ltd., say the days of biofuel mandates propping up grain prices are over as influential players such as the U.S. and the European Union have taken steps to cap crop-based biofuel production. “That’s the problem, you just really don’t have any growth in the world. Everything is kind of going backward for biofuels,” he said. “We’ve had tremendous growth in that sector for so many years but now it seems to be plateauing.” Rastetter said that is not the case and that ethanol is still very much in a growth phase in other places around the world. Brazil is a good case in point. The

government recently approved the RenovaBio program, legislation that will double the country’s renewable fuel use by 2030. That legislation helped Summit Agricultural Group decide to invest $100 million in expanding its FS Bioenergia plant in Mato Grosso, which is already Brazil’s largest corn ethanol facility. The expansion will more than double the plant’s ethanol production to 530 million litres from 227 million litres annually. Construction will be complete in the first quarter of 2019. The plant is expected to process more than 50 million bushels of corn annually once the expansion is complete. Justin Kirchhoff, Summit’s investment manager for the Brazilian operation, said the RenovaBio program applies to any type of ethanol but he believes corn ethanol will triumph over sugar cane ethanol because with double-cropping corn now common in Mato Grosso the cost of production is much

lower for producing corn ethanol. Brazil produced 28.4 billion litres of ethanol last year and will easily double that some time between 2022 and 2030 due to the new program, he said. That would create a new annual market for 2.7 billion bushels of corn if all of the new capacity is corn ethanol. China has also announced an ambitious plan to adopt a 10 percent ethanol blending mandate by 2020. Bryce Knorr, senior grain market analyst with Farm Futures, estimates China’s mandate will create an annual market for 1.1 billion bu. of corn, up from the 235 million bu. being consumed by its ethanol sector today. “China has to ramp up its ethanol industry from very little to a whole lot in a short period of time,” he said. Reuters estimates China’s mandate will require the construction of 36 big new plants each producing 379 million litres of ethanol a year. Knorr is uncertain what impact

the mandate will have on corn and other grain and oilseed prices because it is unclear exactly how much ethanol production China already has and how quickly it can build the new plants. He predicts China will initially have to import ethanol from the U.S. to meet its mandate. There is plenty of idle ethanol capacity in the U.S. and when that is used to supply the new Chinese demand it should bolster U.S. corn demand by a few hundred million bu. per year, which would be supportive for prices. Other analysts believe China’s new mandate will have little to no impact on prices because the government will divert corn from its massive stockpile into the ethanol sector. Rastetter believes analysts are over-thinking everything. “I struggle why people think that’s hard to figure out because any additional use of corn, which clearly this is, helps strengthen the corn market and will continue to,” he said.

Knorr does not believe that a second wave of ethanol demand coming from places like Brazil and China is going to bolster grain prices. He thinks the new source of demand will simply help mop up a portion of the nearly eight-trillionbu. global stockpile of corn, which will help ensure the market has bottomed out. But he isn’t holding his breath for another bull run to $8 per bu. corn any time soon. That is because global corn production has dramatically changed since the first wave of ethanol demand. There is far more corn being produced in places like the Black Sea region and plenty of potential there for even more acres and better yields. “You’ve seen an explosion in corn production. People around the world are learning how to grow corn the same way we do in the U.S. and Canada,” said Knorr.

Alta. changes Carbon Offset Credit program The big change is that farmers must now have an aggregator by May 1 to claim credits with the program BY JEREMY SIMES EDMONTON BUREAU

Alberta farmers have to change the way they claim carbon credits for fields they don’t till. The provincial government announced last week that farmers must now have an aggregator in place by May 1 to claim carbon credits with the Conservation Cropping program. If they don’t have an aggregator by that date,

they won’t be reimbursed for 2018, and they won’t be able to save their credits for reimbursement for following years. While the change might mean extra work, the province is making the changes so it can better forecast how much carbon will be sequestered and how much will be emitted, said Paul Jungnitsch, a carbon offset agrologist with Alberta Agriculture. “Because the program is not only

aimed at agriculture — it deals with factories and other emitters — the province wants to pre-plan things so Environment and Parks can have a better idea of what’s going to happen,” he said. “It gives them more certainty in their planning.” Before this change, farmers at the end of the season supplied aggregation companies with records of lands that they didn’t till that year. They would be reimbursed based on the number of acres that weren’t

tilled. Now, they’ll be required to supply records to aggregators that show which fields they don’t plan on tilling. If they change their practice, h o w e v e r, p r o d u c e r s w i l l b e required to update the aggregator later in the year. “If they miss May 1, they’re out of luck,” Jungnitsch said. “It’s not a complicated change, but having a hard deadline like that does make a difference if they start thinking of

doing this after that date.” Renn Breitkreuz, chair of the Alberta Canola Producers Commission who farms near Onoway, Alta., said the organization’s board of directors needs to look into this change before commenting. To claim credits, farmers can go through aggregator companies AgriTrend Aggregation, Carbon Credit Solutions and Farmers Edge.




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Malting barley exports are frothy Shipments of 925,300 tonnes up to week 27 are 85 percent higher than the same time last year BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Cheers to Canadian barley exporters. The crop has been moving at an incredible clip so far in the 201718 crop year. Exporters shipped 925,300 tonnes of barley through week 27 of the campaign, an 85 percent increase over the same period the previous crop year. “It’s pretty phenomenal this year,” said Phil de Kemp, executive director of the Barley Council of Canada. “Virtually all of that is malting barley for the surging beer market in China.” Just a little over halfway through the 2017-18 marketing campaign, exports are 425,300 tonnes ahead of last year’s pace. That brings into question Agriculture Canada’s full-year export forecast of 2.45 million tonnes, which is 128,000 tonnes more than the previous year. The forecast includes the barley equivalent of malt exports. Brennan Turner, president of FarmLead, believes exports will end up between 2.8 and 2.9 million tonnes, which means carryout will be smaller than Agriculture Canada’s 1.55 million tonne estimate. Derek Squair, president of AgriTrend Marketing, agrees that Agriculture Canada is going to have to revise its numbers at some point if exports keep up the current pace. And he believes that will happen because China’s demand is strong and Canada’s quality is exceptional. Unfortunately, he does not believe that will result in higher malt barley prices because Canada’s crop was so good that most of the carryout will be malt quality. “Because of that, the malt prices may not take off a whole heck of a lot,” said Squair. He is more bullish on feed prices because of the lack of feed quality barley. De Kemp said there are a number of reasons China is in the market for more Canadian barley. Australia had a disappointing crop. Growers harvested eight

Livestock forecast: good with a chance of maybe BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

Most of the barley that Canada has exported this year is malt grade for China’s surging beer market. | FILE PHOTO million tonnes, down 40 percent from the previous year. Australia also had a poor quality crop due to poor harvest weather conditions while Canada harvested one of the best quality crops on record, said de Kemp. Canada has also benefitted by growing consumption in the world’s largest beer market and Chinese maltster preference for Canadian barley. “Ce r t a i n l y , t h e y ( C h i n e s e maltsters) are increasing their malting barley purchases from Canada considerably, no question about that,” said de Kemp. But he does not expect the torrid shipping pace of 2017-18 to be duplicated next year because part of this year’s surge is due to the short Australian crop. “I’m not sure it’s going to be able to hold at those kind of export numbers,” said de Kemp.

“I hope I’m wrong.” The export numbers are not getting much help from feed barley shipments, which are almost nonexistent. “We’ve lost the Japanese market the last couple of years. We haven’t sold a bushel of feed barley and that used to be a 300,000 tonne market,” he said. “It literally happened overnight.” De Kemp said there were complaints in that market about the colour of Canadian barley and about the unreliable supply. Canada was also facing new competition in Japan from countries like Argentina. The Barley Council of Canada has enlisted Rex Newkirk, research chair of feed processing technology at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture, to help create a market for Canadian feed barley in China.

He has met with key people in China’s feed sector to explain the benefits of feeding Canada’s high-protein barley to hogs and poultry. “We’ve been meeting with some very large feed companies that have significant interest. They’re growing quickly and they want to look at all their options,” said Newkirk. De Kemp said China’s feed industry is “growing by leaps and bounds” and they are eager to explore alternatives to government-subsidized corn such as imported sorghum, distillers grain and barley. He said Canada will never be able to compete with Australian feed barley on price but it is higher in protein and that is worth something.

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Agribusiness intelligence sources suggest 2018 could be a good year with some fringes of uncertainty. There are record amounts of beef, pork and poultry in the United States so retail prices should be stable, said Cattlefax analyst Mike Murphy. “We got into that extremely tight supplies in 2014 that drove retail prices significantly higher and we had to ration that tight supply. Since then, prices have come down and for the most part in 2017 that price stabilized,” he said. More meat is expected this year so retail prices should continue stable for 2018. The value of beef and grain was analyzed at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention held in Phoenix, Jan.30 to Feb. 2. Increasing supplies of cattle, hogs and poultry should result in greater grain consumption. U.S. corn has always led the market, but its share of global corn production is shrinking. In 1980, the U.S. provided nearly half the world supply but now accounts for about a third of all production. “What we do here in the U.S. will have less of an influence in terms of values,” Murphy said. Exports have weakened and there will be no significant changes in corn, wheat or soybean plantings this spring. He predicted 91 million acres of corn and 90 million acres of soybeans. He said wheat plantings should come in at about 45.5 million acres. U.S. corn yield has the potential f o r 1 7 2 b u s h e l s p e r a c re b u t depends on timely moisture this summer. Feed costs are likely to remain moderate to low but drought is threatening the grain growing areas, said David Williams of Informa Economics. “Pasture conditions are in question for the spring. We continue to see the drought areas expand. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE





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New supply-demand report doesn’t tell dramatic tale The USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows supplies of corn and soy aren’t historically high, but wheat remains big BY MICHAEL RAINE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

There was a time when the world waited on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to write the outlook for the commodity markets, but last week’s report was more like punctuation of a sentence already penned. Improved global supply and projected crop reconnaissance might be a growing factor in the reduced impact of the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Or it might be that there were no big threats on the supply side. But the weekend’s predicted rain in Argentina failed to materialize and with it came a hot and dry forecast for this week. The result was higher prices across the b o a rd Feb. 1 2 f o r g ra i n s a n d oilseeds. Arlan Suderman of INTL FCStone said the WASDE still provides information to the markets, but each year more is known about weather and crop yields around the globe, so the report tends to move the markets less than it once did. However, the WASDE data still fills in the knowledge gaps, say ana-

» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE “We had less rain throughout the wintertime, so it is a big concern,” he said. Ethanol use could also affect the price and availability of corn, as well as the cost of using dried distillers grains for livestock feed. Ethanol producers are preparing to ramp up and that will release more wet and DDGs to the market. Inclusion rates for livestock diets have gone up slightly. “We have heard as high as 40 percent in cattle feeding and dairy in certain parts of Nebraska,” Williams said. Despite the outside influences, Informa believes profitability for the beef complex should continue for 2018-19. “We have some dangers but the party is continuing to move forward,” he said. The top level for cash prices in 2018 have already happened. Prices should flatten in August and September as a wall of cattle on feed move forward for slaughter. Cow-calf returns for 2018 are holding but the second half year is less predictable. Feedlot placement in 2018 will drop off in early spring but peak in May and climb again in November. Seasonal placement trends are comparable to 2017 but producers may send cattle to market sooner if the drought spreads and worsens. The first half of 2018 should bode well for the feeding sector, but as the summer dries out, costs could go up and cause losses. This could slow expansion as profits slip away but if there is no serious drought, growth could continue. With ample domestic supplies, the U.S. is importing less beef and is

lysts, and confirms other findings, priming the market for moves such as the one on Feb. 12. Last week, the report showed supplies of some crops held outside the U.S. and China are at levels similar to the 2010-12 period, at a time when prices were 40 percent higher than today’s. The USDA report showed about a 46-day supply outside of those countries, putting most of the world in a just-in-time position for corn. When the U.S. and China’s stocks are taken into account, there is a 70-day supply. That is higher than it was in 2010-12, but not unlike 2008-09. Global corn supply is now 10 days lower than it was from 2014-16. “What is a bushel of corn worth?” asked Suderman during his analysis of the WASDE report last week. “About US$4.36 in the Midwest; about $ 2.50 in Mato Grosso (Brazil); $7.20 in China… It is whatever the local market perceives it to be,” said the American commodities analyst. He suggested last week that the move from a bearish farm commodities market to a bullish one was underway and there could be

focusing on more trade with Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico and Canada. A big change for the domestic beef industry could be the decision of McDonald’s Corp. to switch from imported frozen patties to U.S. product only. “That will be nationwide so that is going to bring in a whole other demand level for the packers and further processors that make ground beef to be able to supply that on the fresh side,” he said. There will be a big push on packers to fill the orders with U.S. fresh product and it could affect the price of 90 percent trim. “Trim is now a bigger component within the beef carcass and could be something that drives the market this year,” he said. There is also increased demand for more all beef patties, hotdogs and sausages made from fresh meat rather than frozen. “We have hundreds of thousands of consumers who all want to eat hotdogs all summer. That creates a demand no one can handle all through that time frame,” he said.

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some higher prices as a result. The markets actions on Feb. 12 seemed to prove him right. China appears to be using international trade tools to restrict U.S. corn and grain sorghum, accusing the Americans of dumping sorghum onto its shores. Analysts suggested the desired result is a release of China’s own, poorer quality corn reserve at good domestic prices. China has 121 days of corn, similar to its 2008-13 situation, but much lower than the past three years. Wheat, however, is still rising in global supply, according to the WASDE report and has now broken the one-billion-bushel carryout mark. While this should improve as record-low American plantings cut supplies in 2018-19 and dry winter conditions persist in the U.S., the report indicated that supplies will likely remain high for several seasons to come. Feb. 12 saw a three percent increase to hard red winter prices on Chicago for all contract months through September as other commodities surged. Suderman said Russia remains a big factor in the wheat market.

The USDA report showed about a 46-day supply outside of the United States and China, putting most of the world in a just-in-time position for corn. | FILE PHOTO “They have lots of wheat and the (lower-valued) currenc y has allowed them to expand acreage profitably. Russia will see even more acres this year. There is some potential for drought. They are doing wheat because it is profitable. “But they are reaching the limits of their infrastructure to get to market,” he said. He said if China takes actions on soybeans, similar to its corn and sorghum positions, it will lead to

greater supplies in the U.S. However, even with a few weather issues in South America, the WASDE showed there will likely be little upside for oilseeds. One of the yet unknown factors for commodity prices might be the movement of money leaving global stock markets and investing in commodities, similar to the shifts that happened in 2008.

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Ag markets hold their own as stock markets swirl HEDGE ROW



ave you been transfixed by the mayhem in the world’s stock markets? If you’re a fan of financial news, it’s been the most dramatic time in recent memory, with explosive volatility erupting out of a glib and complacent equity market. It’s been big. It saw the biggest one-day selloff in history (by points if not percentage). But as I crawled through charts and screens, I really couldn’t find a big direct impact on crop futures or cash markets. The business news wires and Bloomberg Radio micro analyzed

the impact of the stock market violence on bond yields, but little was said about agricultural prices. That’s not too surprising, considering how little impact there has seemed to be. No news ain’t really news. But it’s an interesting phenomenon to ponder. What is this saying about our crop markets? It has not always been this way. I didn’t trust my own analysis, so I called some brighter crop markets folks to see if they had seen significant impacts on crop futures from the stock market mayhem that I had missed. “Not enough that we can identify,” noted Rich Nelson of Allendale. “I don’t think there is,” said Darin Newsom of DTN. On Twitter, some market watchers have been finding what they think are interesting impacts and crop market phenomena, but most is obscure stuff that is far from clear. Arlan Suderman of Intl FCStone said in a T V interview that he

thought he was seeing “early indications” of some money flowing from equities into commodities. Certainly for farmers, there has not been a noticeable impact on prices of the trillion-dollar gyrations, or at least not a direct one. Crop futures have generally trended higher since mid-January and have rallied during the stocks selloff, but not in lockstep with stock market moves. There could be a flow of money from the equity markets into com-

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he stock markets might be undergoing a correction, but the decline so far hasn’t hurt grain futures prices. I’ve been reading about how some analysts, notably Goldman Sachs, think commodities could be a big beneficiary from the decline in equities with the potential to lift prices, including agricultural product values. However, others disagree with that outlook. As for me, I think shifting investment flows and currency fluctuations could have a minor impact, but crop prices are unlikely to move significantly higher until there is a widespread weather problem that seriously threatens yields in an important growing region. The factor that apparently sparked the sell-off in stocks is the prospect of rising U.S. incomes fuelling inflation, which in turn would cause the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively. Money managers think that after a huge run-up on stock prices since 2009 and especially last year, the likelihood of further equities rallies is limited and so are looking at bonds, where interest returns could be more attractive and secure. The prospect for higher U.S. interest rates would normally lift the value of the greenback, but that is counterbalanced by the idea that central banks in other major countries are also expected to raise rates or undertake other policies to step back from the stimulus that they have pursued in recent years. Indeed, the U.S. buck has weak-

ened against a basket of world currencies over the past year. Commodity bulls argue that unlike equities, commodities have gone through a gloomy time for several years and are undervalued. If the U.S. dollar weakness continues and world economies continue to strengthen, leading to more demand for raw materials, then investors taking money out of stocks could add commodities alongside bonds as their new targets. However, even if they do, the positive price impact on the crop part of the commodities sector will likely be limited. Grain markets remain well supplied. The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast for global year-end supply of wheat, corn and soybeans are all higher than they were at the end of 2016-17. Argentina’s soybean and corn crops, which will be harvested in a few months, are struggling from dry weather, but excellent conditions in Brazil’s soybean crop are fully offsetting its southern neighbour’s problems regarding the oilseed. Argentina’s corn problem is not yet big enough to make much difference to global supply and demand. It is dry in U.S. hard winter wheat country, but winter crops in Europe are generally OK, even with excess rain in France. And in Russia, prospects for another huge winter wheat crop improved with recent snow. On the trade front, China has launched an anti-dumping probe into U.S. sorghum trade and limited licences to import U.S. genetically modified corn. If the U.S.-China spat were to widen to include soybeans, then that would certainly roil crop markets. For all these reasons, it is likely that crop futures markets will continue to focus on its own supply, demand and trade issues instead of the volatility of the stock market. To contact D’Arce McMillan, email


modities, as sometimes happens in stock market slumps. There could be money making it into crop futures from the equity markets, but it’s certainly not a flood. What’s interesting about this is that crop futures still seem to be trading on their own supply-anddemand fundamentals, and by their own technicals. They don’t appear to be either subject to “linkage,” which was a big concept of the mid-2000s that suggested all asset classes from stocks to commodities were moving in unison. That linkage was stark in 2005-07, and in the 2008 meltdown and the 2009-10 reflation. Crop prices followed equities into hell’s toilet and back up. Nor do they appear to be playing the role of countering trends in the stock markets, as has been argued is a historical pattern. When equities are strong, commodities are weak, and vice-versa. You can argue that has been the case since

2013, with the stock markets on a historical rally and commodities weak and stuck in a range well beneath the 2000-12 period. So today we could be seeing crops rising as investors bail out of stock and look for hard assets. Or we could be seeing crops slumping as investors run away from all asset classes due to fear. Instead, we’re looking at pretty normal crop markets, where the realworld situation of supply and demand (and the value of the U.S. dollar) appear to be giving the orders. “By and large, things are acting independently at this point,” said Newsom. This has been an interesting couple of weeks of market mayhem to watch. But for crop watchers it’s just been a spectator sport. Crop fundamentals still count. Crop-specific technicals still count. And agricultural markets are still their own masters.




CANFAX REPORT FED MARKET STRENGTHENS Fed steer prices rose by 29 cents last week to average 163.52 per hundredweight. Fed heifer prices were not available. Canfax reports that since the beginning of the year, western Canadian fed prices on average have been trading four percent higher than last year while Ontario prices have been two percent below. Strong prices and basis leve l s i n We s t e r n Ca n a d a h av e encouraged producers to pull cattle ahead of schedule, but this is not necessarily the case in Eastern Canada. Western Canadian steer carcass weights are 14 pounds below last year, on average. Ontario weights are four lb. larger. Buying interest in the cash market was moderate last week but was not a surprise given that packers have been pulling hard on February contract cattle. With the grid base price at a premium to the cash market, more grid cattle are being committed. As well, packers allocated more hours to D grade slaughter.

Sale volumes were light last week. Many producers indicated cattle need more days on feed before marketing. Packers lowered bids late last week, so there was no motivation to sell cattle. Cash to futures basis levels weakened, going from +10.90 to +5.41 last week. For the month of Januar y, Canadian fed cattle exports from Western Canada were down 23 percent compared to last year, and exports from Eastern Canada were down one percent. In the United States, there was little fed trade last week. Live bids of US$126 were reported in the south while packers in the north were bidding $200 dressed. Bids were steady with the previous week. Forward beef sales for 22-60 day delivery have been strong. Sales are in line with last year and larger than 2015 and 2016. Since the start of the year, 550 lb. stocker calves in the U.S. have increased four percent and are trading at the highest point since April 2016.

FEW CULL COWS MOVING D1 and D2 cows in Western Canada traded in the $80 to $95 range, averaging $87.08. D3 cows were going for $73 to $85, averaging $78.50. Rail grade cows brought $170 to $175 and slaughter bulls averaged $101.50. The non-fed market was mostly flat last week but with a slightly firmer tone. D3 cows and bulls saw some week over week strength. The number of cull cows and bulls through auction continue to be limited. This may be partly related to weather but also to tight feed supplies because most culls were moved off the ranch. Despite the limited run on cows, packers continued to have large cow slaughter levels. Two weeks ago, the western Canadian cow kill was 9,929 head, the largest of the year so far. Packers continue to work through the supply of cows put on feed last year. Some feeders are holding cows waiting for a price improvement, but many will need to be marketed in February. Cull cow

prices are about $6 per cwt. below a year ago, while 85 percent lean trim prices are above a year ago.

FEEDER MARKET RISES After a weaker feeder cattle market through most of January, the market saw higher prices last week. All classes of cattle saw strength with the biggest pop from lightweight calves that will be suitable for grass this summer. Heavier weight heifers also saw a jump in prices, but volumes were limited. Interest out of Eastern Canada supported the price of heavy steers. Prices across the three prairie provinces continue to be quite even, and each province’s market is seeing good demand. Auction volumes across Western Canada continue to be light and well below last year. Year to date Alberta auction volumes are only 73 percent of a year ago. The feeder basis has been weakening, and the most recent feeder export volume was around 3,600 head, the largest weekly export volume since April 2017. Seasonally, feeder export volumes tend to hit their highest level of the year in the spring. Many key market factors have been changing over the last several weeks. The Canadian dollar has been weakening, the basis has been weakening, futures have

been strong and the feed market has also been stronger. Demand for barley from export markets has eaten into domestic barley supplies, resulting in more corn coming into local rations. Overall, profitability in the feedlot sector has supported strong demand for feeders.

BEEF TRADE U.S. values on Choice and Select cutouts were down slightly from last week at US$208.53 for Choice and $203.79 for Select. Those compared to $206.60 and 204.54, respectively, the previous week. Canfax said last week’s estimated U.S. cattle slaughter was down 3.3 percent, but beef demand could remain slow before buyers start procurement for the spring market. Canadian cut-out values for the week ending Jan. 27 traded lower with AAA down C$5.21 per cwt., at $253.60, and AA down $1.91 to $249.92. This cattle market information is selected from the weekly report from Canfax, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. More market information, analysis and statistics are available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling 403-275-5110 or at

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The U.S. national live price average for barrows and gilts was US$54.81 per hundredweight Feb. 9, up from $54.57 Feb. 2. U.S. hogs averaged $69.72 on a carcass basis Feb. 9, down from $72.59 Feb. 9. The U.S. pork cutout was $74.44 per cwt. Feb. 9, down from $81.63 Feb. 2. T h e e s t i m a t e d U. S. w e e k l y slaughter to Feb. 10 was 2.389 million, down from 2.438 million the previous week. Slaughter was 2.360 million last year at the same time. In Canada, the Signature Five price was C$165.93 per 100 kilograms Feb. 10, up from $160.13 the previous week. On a per hundredweight basis the price was $75.27, up from $72.63.

BISON STEADY The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold at prices up to C$6 per pound hot hanging weight. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.75 or more with returns dependent on exchange rates, quality and export costs.

Grade A heifers sold up to C$6. U.S. buyers are offering US$4.50. Animals outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.

LAMBS Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 687 sheep and lambs and 21 goats sold Feb. 5. New crop lambs traded steady. Heavier lambs sold very spotty, steady to $10 per. cwt lower. Sheep and goats were steady. Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported that 405 sheep and 67 goats sold Feb. 5. Wool lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $235-260 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $237-$260, 70-85 lb. were $225-$245, 86-105 lb. were $197$230 and 106 lb. and heavier were $179-$190. Wool rams were $106-$112 per cwt. Cull ewes were $106-$130. Hair lambs lighter than 54 lb. were $220-$242 per cwt., 55-69 lb. were $230-$255, 70-85 lb. were $215-$240, 86-105 lb. were $194$222 and 106 lb. and heavier were $170-$189. Hair rams were $100-$123 per cwt. Cull ewes were $109-$156.





Loss of market information terrible trend for farmers


dam Smith, considered the father of modern economics, explained that an invisible hand will guide the marketplace if consumers and producers are free to make their own choices about what to buy and sell. Then the market will settle on an equilibrium that is beneficial to all. But what if the buyer has more information than the seller? What results is not equilibrium, but an economy tilted in favour of those who have the most information. That isn’t healthy. It’s not to say that situation will unfold entirely with the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association’s decision to end its weekly crushing reports, but we can start to see the slope, and it’s slanted against farmers. The COPA report gave crushing numbers and capacity of utilization — matched against the previous year — of canola and soybeans. These are important technical signals of the marketplace that farmers can use to determine whether to sell or hold their grain. Farmers can use the information to confirm their market analysis based on the spread of basis points. It’s the incremental loss that smarts. COPA will still produce a monthly report. Monthly statistics are published by Statistics Canada, and the Canadian Grain Commission produces a report on grain movement. Yet the timeliness of the weekly COPA canola crushing report made it more relevant. By the time the monthly numbers come out, it may well be that the markets opportunity presented by the numbers has passed. A COPA spokesperson said the organization decided to streamline its priorities, and the weekly report was a low priority. No doubt. The loss of this timely market information puts Canadian farmers at a disadvantage compared to farmers in the United

States, who have more timely data. Ken Ball, a senior commodity futures adviser at PI Financial in Winnipeg, told the CNS news agency that Canada has “dramatically less amount of timely, current, pertinent information compared to what we get on the U.S. markets.” That matters. COPA’s members include Archer Daniels Midland, which is reported to be in talks to buy Bunge (also a COPA member), Louis Dreyfus, Richardson (which recently pulled its funding from oilseeds groups), and Viterra (which was bought by Glencore in 2012). You can see what’s going on — fewer, bigger companies, less information and pressure to acquiesce through removal of financial support. Consolidation throughout the agriculture industry should not be coupled with less information for farmers. At that point, the invisible hand starts to close on producers and crushing takes on a whole new meaning. The federal government has largely stayed silent on massive mergers in the industry, allowing companies worth tens of billions of dollars to swallow up companies also worth tens of billions of dollars, so long as certain divisions are sold off to maintain some degree of competition. The age of globalization has ushered in this economic climate, but farmers shouldn’t be handcuffed with less information. If these giant companies must merge, key markets information must be made available to farmers on a timely basis as part of the stipulations of government approval. That must be a condition of every merger agreement in the agricultural sector.



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New agricultural programs expected ahead of schedule CAPITAL LETTERS



ttawa is getting ready to roll out the Canadian Agricultural Partnership ahead of its April 1 implementation deadline. The Canadian government and the provinces agreed to the fiveyear CAP when agriculture ministers met for their annual federal-provincial-territorial meeting last July. The agreement, once implemented, will replace the current $3 billion Growing Forward 2, which is set to expire at the end of March. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was set to announce

new details about the CAP framework and its programs Feb. 13, after deadlines for this issue, as part of the Agriculture Day in Canada celebrations in Ottawa. In November, the federal minister promised to open applications to the various federally funded programs in early 2018 to give producers and bureaucrats time to get the necessary funding in place before April and avoid funding gaps. “Of course, when the consultations started, one of the first things I was warned about was to make sure that we did not have the lapse that we had previously, because it hurts,” MacAulay told the House agriculture committee Nov. 30. “It hurts innovation and it hurts research. It hurts all the programs done under Growing Forward 2 that now are under the CAP program,” he continued, adding Ottawa “will be able to roll out money after April 1 to make sure we have continual flow.”

The federal programs, valued at $1 billion combined, include the previously announced AgriMarketing, AgriCompetitiveness, AgriInsurance, AgriDiversity, AgriInnovate and AgriScience. More specifics about these programs were expected Feb. 13. A review of CAP’s business risk management programs is also underway after MacAulay appointed a special producer advisory committee. The committee is expected to release an interim report later this spring with its final findings expected to be presented at the ministers’ annual meeting this summer. New details around the Canadian Agricultural Partnership isn’t the only agriculture-related announcement expected. Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains was expected to announce Ottawa’s long-awaited picks for federal supercluster funding promised in the 2017 budget. The

details were expected Feb. 15. Two agriculture-related projects are on the short list: one that deals with Smart Agriculture and the other focusing on plant proteins. Both proposals are said to have caught Ottawa’s attention and rumour goes the federal government is expected to fund at least one. Canada’s agriculture industry was invited to compete for some of the nearly $1 billion in federal funding earmarked for businessled innovation projects aimed at bolstering Canadian economic growth within select industries. The federal government has flagged this country’s agriculture industry for its economic growth potential. Ottawa has said it wants to grow the sector’s exports to $75 billion by 2025. Industry has said federal innovation funding would help the sector meet that target. MacAulay has repeatedly said innovation funding is a key part of the agriculture industry’s future

potential. Canada’s agriculture sector, he has insisted, has to be on the cutting edge. Meanwhile, Feb. 13 happens to be Agriculture Day in Canada with producers and industry groups descending on Ottawa to chat farming, trade and the future of the sector. The day’s activities include a keynote speech from Saskatchewan’s Murad Al-Katib, President of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. and chair of the Agri-Food Economic Strategy Table. Al-Katib is heavily involved in the plant-protein related supercluster proposal. He also served as an adviser during Ottawa’s fasttracked review of the Canadian transportation system, whose related legislation remains under Senate consideration.

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Herb resistant crops remain best way to control weeds

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hile engaging in an online debate around genetically modified organisms, I realized that few nonfarmers understood the issues farmers have dealing with weeds. Many people are ready to condemn herbicide-resistant crops and the application of herbicides and seem to see this as a frivolous activity by farmers. I suggested they not do any weed control in their garden and wait until the end of the season to observe the results. The smart ones would have told me they mulch to control weeds. However, mulching a thousand acres of canola or wheat is not feasible. Mulching on a small scale for weed control can work because it smothers weed seedlings that may be produced by the seed bank. All cultivated fields have thousands of seeds of various species in their seed bank. This arises by virtue of the characteristic of weeds because they have evolved to produce thousands of seeds each generation, and they produce seeds that have various levels of dormancy, some of which may not germinate for a decade or more. Soil tillage brings up weed seeds from the seed bank, allowing them to germinate. A farmer can reduce, but not eliminate, the impact of weeds from the seed bank through a year of fallow or a cover crop but such techniques take the land out of production for the year. Changes to prairie agriculture



At present, herbicide-resistant crops through genetic modification provide an elegant solution to the seed bank problem and offer the best means we currently have to control weeds in large-scale agriculture. | FILE PHOTO since the 1970s to significantly reduce tillage not only help to maintain our soil but also minimize soil disturbance and disturbance of the seed bank. Unlike natural ecosystems, in which plants come into a balance with other plants, fungi, insects and animals, cropping systems are an unnatural system. They are continuously threatened by the evolutionary tactics of weeds, diseases and insects, which reduce

yield and/or quality. Weed control will always be with us in large-scale agriculture, most critically before the weeds draw on soil nutrients or water needed by the crop. Our use of herbicides has much improved since they were first used in the 1940s and will continue to improve as new technologies come along. Hopefully, with greater understanding through genomic technologies of our crops and weeds, more ele-

gant solutions will come along. At present, herbicide-resistant crops through genetic modification provide an elegant solution to the seed bank problem and offer the best means we currently have to control weeds in large-scale agriculture. Graham Scoles is a plant scientist at the University of Saskatchewan’s agriculture college.

Let the spring seeded acreage guessing game begin HURSH ON AG



he seeding intentions guessing game is always a lot of fun — what crops will be up this year and by how much and which crops will see their acreage shrink and how will all of this ultimately affect the market? Some different dynamics are at play this year. Most analysts agree canola acreage will be up yet again, despite rotational concerns. Prices have stabilized and even seem to show strength from time to time. When you start comparing canola to other crops, returns are quite favourable. In southern regions where canola isn’t a mainstay, the dry conditions

are causing some producers to pause. Canola is a high input crop with particularly high seed costs, and soil moisture is record low in some cases. Still, canola acreage will be huge. When a crop is already dominant, a further five percent increase is a lot of acres. A lot has been made about the tariffs imposed by India on field peas and lentils and how the carryover of those crops is going to be b u r d e n s o m e . Hu g e a c r e a g e declines have been predicted in both 2018 peas and lentils in this country. In my opinion, the acreage drops won’t be quite as extreme as what some analysts are forecasting. For some producers in southern Sask at c h e w a n , l e nt i l s t y p i c a l l y account for half of their seeded acreage. It’s uncomfortable to make a massive switch to another crop. Besides, maybe India will have a production shortfall and the tariffs will be rescinded. On peas, the price isn’t horrible even with India out of the market. Peas have many uses and other

importers that can take up some of the slack. Yes, pea acreage will be down but perhaps not by the 20 to 25 percent that some are predicting. It’s likely that more of both the lentils and peas grown this year will be the green types. Red lentils, the dominant class, are only 18 cents a pound, while No. 2 large green lentils are around 29 cents. That’s a huge gap, and it will mean that a higher percentage of the lentil crop will be switched to green this year. The situation is similar in peas where yellow is the dominant class and has seen the greatest price erosion. Yellow peas are currently in the $6.75 a bushel range with some new crop price contracts at an undesirable $6. By comparison, green peas are currently in the $8 a bu. range with new crop contracts $1 per bu. higher than what is available on y e l l o w s. T h a t p r e m i u m w i l l encourage a few more green peas as well as some specialty peas. Most analysts are calling for an increase in durum acreage, and

that’s probably correct. How quickly producers have forgotten the 2016 fusarium disaster in durum. With lentil and pea area declining, those acres have to go somewhere. Barley acreage will be up, according to the predictions of most analysts, but that’s on the strength of feed barley prices rather than malting. With so much high quality barley available, malting barley scarcely commands any premium to feed, assuming you’re lucky enough to even have someone who will buy your barley as malting. One marketing lesson has come out loud and clear since harvest — sometimes you should jump on attractive new crop contract prices very early. Mustard and kabuli chickpeas are two prime examples. The best 2018 contract prices were available last fall. Producers who acted on those opportunities are now glad they did.

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ll modern farm guidance and controller gear collects data, if you want it to. Just what you do with those shovelfuls of raw information is the question that dozens of companies are offering to answer. Most pitch the idea that the process will be better, or more profitable, for the farmer. Some offer to sort it. Most take that a step further and analyze it based on agronomic needs. Many will bundle it with recommendations on what actions farmers should take and build the guidance and application control maps. Several offer to provide inputs for those activities. The biggest systems will tie in machinery location and operating conditions (telematics), farm operations, staff communication, inventory control and marketing suggestions. A few might even put it all together with crop marketing and tie the whole process up with a financing opportunity bow. And one is now partnered with an insurance company (see page 61). Our own Glacier FarmMedia polling shows that many producers aren’t willing to put their data to work at this point and will need more incentives to make it happen on their farms. Many producers might not see the need to invoke variable rate seeding and fertilizer technologies, as the payoffs aren’t well documented on the arid western Canadian Prairies or the United States northern Great Plains. The real incentives in this region will likely not come from bigger crops or less fertilizer, but from the value of the data itself. Farmers can show their bankers how they are reducing risk by tracking their activities and should be eligible for better interest rates or higher operating lines of credit. Producers should be able show governments and commodity buyers that they are acting sustainably and deserve premium prices and lower taxes, until everybody does it. As we see this week, insurance companies might offer a break to a lower-risk producer, or higher coverage at the same prices, knowing the operation was likely mitigating its exposure to loss though the evidence provided by accumulated data. At some point, even land sales and rental pricing might be affected through data packages that show the potential of a parcel of land or its fertilization history. This is happening in the U.S. Midwest now. But none of that can take place until the data has been collected. April seems like a good time to start harvesting.



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local pharmacies are an essential part of Manitoba’s public health care system. Pharmacists build relationships with patients and their families and work hard to deliver quality medication to the patients they care about. This is why the government’s recent decision to contract pharmaceutical services at more than 100 personal care homes across the province to a large Ontario company is so concerning. This was a decision that was made without talking to pharmacists or patients in rural Manitoba and it will have long-term impacts. Pharmacies are often locally owned businesses in small towns. Taking revenue from them could really hurt some of our neighbours. Experienced pharmacists may even be forced to leave, draining the community of health care professionals. Delivery drivers, technicians and assistants could also need to find new jobs outside of the community. The domino effects of

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Ontario’s advertising pullout causes headaches for DFC these job losses could mean less money stays in the community in the long run. For many local pharmacies, personal care home contracts make up a big share of their revenue. That means they go above and beyond to provide quality, compassionate service. We’re worried that a corporate chain based in Ontario won’t care about patients and families in the same way. This could hurt our seniors who rely on timely delivery of the medications they need. I urge you to reach out to your provincial representative and call on them to reverse this decision and to support local pharmacies. I am more than happy to hear your concerns too. Wab Kinew MLA for Fort Rouge, Leader of the Official Opposition Winnipeg, Man.


The decision last June by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario to pull out of national dairy advertising is forcing change at the national Dairy Farmers of Canada. The decision, which took effect in January, delayed the DFC 2018 budget as the national organization reworked staffing and commitments based on losing $37.5 m i l l i o n i n 2 0 1 8 , t h e a m o u nt Ontario normally would have contributed. DFC had a budget of $89 million in 2017. A large proportion of the DFC budget goes to national promotion and education. Sorting out the new budgetary reality will continue with the 2019 budget, said Sylvie LaRose, DFC’s director of finance, at the DFC’s annual policy conference in Ottawa. Ontario’s concerns with market-

ing and promotion at DFC started about six years ago, says Dairy Farmers of Ontario board chair Ralph Dietrich, who is also a DFC board member. There was an increase in promotion fees to producers at that time. “There were questions on this from the producers’ perspective,” said Dietrich. “They agreed with it, but conditionally, and one of the conditions was to see how the money was being spent and what is the return on the investments.” The request for that information was made, but “unfortunately we did get what was required. We needed it as a board to pass it on to producers who were asking us for it.” The lines of communication remain open and Ontario will continue to work with DFC on some promotion projects. DFO has expressed strong support for the rest of DFC’s mandate.

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If fababean prices continue to move above feed peas, market analyst Chuck Penner thinks that could be positive for the crop in the longer term. Prices for the two crops often move in tandem, and Penner told the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers that has been true until recently. “Just in the last few months fabas have actually continued to rise while feed peas have kind of gone sideways or even a little bit lower,” he said. “I don’t know if this is a trend yet, but because fabas have higher protein, theoretically they should hold the spread over feed pea prices.” He said processors and millers should be willing to pay a premium for that protein as they gain experience working with fabas. The protein market is running high, he added. Faba prices are about $200 per tonne in Western Canada, helped by lower stocks in Australia, which typically is the largest exporter. Baltic countries such as Lithuania and Latvia are also getting into the game in a big way, he said. Exports from Western Canada hit a monthly high in November of about 6,400 tonnes. Almost all of those went to Egypt, and that’s where a market anomaly has Penner puzzled. Typically fababeans with low tannins are fed to livestock, while varieties with higher tannins are for human consumption. But after a presentation at a recent meeting, Penner said a man approached him and said he had exported a zero tannin variety to Egypt. “The conventional wisdom isn’t

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so conventional anymore in terms of the varieties and where they’re going,” he said. “It’s worth being in close contact with the person you’re contracting with about where they’re expecting to go.” Acreage has dropped off slightly from the high of 150,000 acres a couple of years ago, but most of that has been in Alberta. “Saskatchewan fababean acres are roughly steady,” Penner said, and he expects production in 2018 to be a little higher as growers look for a pulse alternative. “I think prices should remain fairly steady in the feed market and we should be able to continue to export more competitively into places like Egypt,” Penner said. “Longer term we need more investment in processing, just like the other pulses. That will really get us to that stable market.” Meanwhile, Penner also said record soybean production is needed every year to meet the world demand, which is increasing by 16 million tonnes annually. Even large ending stocks won’t hur t pr ices much, he added, because demand is so strong.

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Livestock producers can defer sale proceeds Livestock producers affected by drought, flood or excess moisture conditions in 2017 may be eligible for 2017 tax relief. Agriculture Canada on Feb. 6 released the final list of regions designated under the Livestock Tax Deferral Provision, adding regions in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The initial list, posted Nov. 6, 2017, also listed regions in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec. The provisions allow livestock producers to defer a portion of 2017 sale proceeds of breeding livestock until 2018. “The cost of replacing the animals in 2018 will offset the deferred income, thereby reducing the tax burden associated with the original


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sale,” Agriculture Canada said in a news release. To be eligible, livestock producers must be within one of the designated areas and request the deferral on their 2017 tax return. “Extreme weather and natural disasters created significant challenges for many Canadian livestock producers in 2017,” said Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. “This tax deferral will h e l p p ro d u c e r s m a n a g e t h e impacts of the adverse weather, while focusing on rebuilding their herds in the coming year.” Drought caused pasture and feed shortages in the four designated provinces in 2017 and some producers reduced their herds because of it. For more information visit bit. ly/2H1IJkQ.

WINNIPEG (CNS) — The Indian government has raised the import tariff for chickpeas from 30 to 40 percent. The government said the tariff, which was published in the Gazette of India Feb. 6, is to be imposed immediately with existing circumstances making it necessar y. Chickpea prices have continued to fall over the last six months, according to reports out of the country. India imposed a 30 percent tariff on imports of chickpeas and lentils Dec. 21, which had followed a 50 percent tariff on pea imports Nov. 8 — the maximum allowed under World Trade Organization rules. The tariffs were set to support Indian farmers who faced lower commodity prices following large world crops of pulses. India had a good monsoon rain this growing season, and the country is expecting large crops as the harvest approaches. The Indian government has previously said it wants to reach selfsufficiency for pulses, but many

The Indian government has raised its import tariff on chickpeas by 10 percent in attempt to bolster prices for its own farmers. | FILE PHOTO analysts have said that isn’t possible because the country relies on

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“We’re holding them right now under our authority with the SPCA. I’m not sure what will happen with the horses at this point because the investigation is ongoing.” Taber RCMP confirmed they had received a report about the horses and turned the matter over to the SPCA for investigation. Various posts on Facebook indicated a number of horses had died and that skeletal remains were also found on the same property, but Lines declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation. “There was a report to us of concern for their welfare. I can’t go into details of exactly what their conditions were,” he said. “We won’t necessarily find out why, but as part of the investigation we will likely engage a veterinarian to do a full body condition assessment on the horses and just establish if they are indeed under weight, why they’re underweight in terms of whether it was a medical condition versus lack of feed.”

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WINNIPEG (CNS) — Demand is picking up as pulse crop producers in Western Canada look to sell what’s left of last year’s crop before spring. “(Farmers) need to get some cash flow going. They’ve got payments probably in February and March and then they want to beat the road bans,” said Allan Johnston with Johnston’s Grain in Welwyn, Sask. Pulse prices dropped in the last few months of 2017 as India, a major buyer, placed import tariffs on peas, lentils and chickpeas. Johnston said producers had been waiting to see if prices would improve before selling. “It’s just the reality of the marketplace and because of the tariffs and the hassle going on in India. I don’t think that’s going to go away too soon, either,” he said. At Johnston’s Grain as of Feb. 6, red lentils were being bought at 17.5 to 18 cents per pound. Green lentils were higher at 29 to 30 cents

per lb. Yellow peas were at $7 per bushel, to be picked up at the farm. Green peas were higher at $8.25 to $8.50 per bu. “Those markets are all softer than what they were a few months ago, but it’s just the reality of the marketplace,” Johnston said. At Rayglen Commodities Inc. in Saskatoon, prices haven’t changed much since before Christmas when they dropped, according to Kent Anholt, although Anholt said India isn’t completely to blame for the price drop. “(The tariffs weren’t) a big thing because everybody knew India wasn’t really buying, so the tariffs were part of it but it’s an over-saturated market,” he said. Producers around the world took notice after pulse crop prices rose in late 2015 and early 2016, which led to more pulse acres being planted, leading to large world stocks and making for an over-saturated market in 2017.




New Nutrien optimistic about fertilizer prices President of merged Potash and Agrium believes nitrogen and potash prices are on the rise BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

The world’s largest fertilizer manufacturer and retailer is bullish on prices for 2018. Nutrien Ltd., which was formed by the merger of PotashCorp and Agrium Inc., said fertilizer markets have turned a corner after years of struggling with oversupply. “The fundamentals for our business have improved, in particular the outlook for potash and nitrogen markets,” president Chuck Magro said during a conference call announcing the company’s fourth quarter 2017 results.

Crop nutrient prices remain affordable, which is expected to lead to robust demand for the products in the upcoming year. Global potash demand reached a record 64 million tonnes in 2017, up six percent from the previous year. Nutrien expects it could climb as high as 66 million tonnes in 2018. Magro said nitrogen fertilizer prices have firmed with benchmark prices at the start of 2018 up 15 to 40 percent over the lows during the fourth quarter of 2017. That is partly because of the curtailing of Chinese production caused by government regulation,


higher natural gas prices and the continued strength in coal prices. He views the Chinese situation as a structural change that will lead to reduced Chinese urea exports in

the future. North American imports of urea were down by 50 percent, or one million tonnes, in the second half of 2017, more than offsetting the increase in domestic production during that period. Magro said North American demand for nitrogen fertilizer is expected to be stable in 2018, but w ith the reduced impor ts he expects tight supply of the product between now and spring. “O v e r a l l w e a n t i c i p a t e a n improved nitrogen market compared to 2017 based on the expectations for higher global energy prices, lower Chinese exports and demand growth absorbing recent

capacity additions,” he said. His forecast is at odds with a recent report produced by Credit Suisse, a financial services company. It is pessimistic about nitrogen fertilizer prices for the upcoming year because production capacity that was supposed to be operational in 2017 has been rolled into 2018. Credit Suisse is forecasting 4.76 million tonnes of additional urea supply hitting the market in 2018, which is more than the 4.6 million tonnes of urea that China exported in 2017. “Put simply, market headwinds many were anticipating in 2017 appear to be being pushed off by roughly a year, delaying any anticipated recovery,” stated the report. Jason Newton, Nutrien’s director of market research, expects China to export three to four million tonnes of urea this year, which would be a 13 to 35 percent drop from last year. Indian market softens

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Meanwhile, India isn’t buying yet despite depleted urea inventories that are down an estimated 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes from the previous year. “I’m a little bit surprised that we haven’t seen India come back in,” said Newton. Magro said one reason potash demand is “robust” is that Brazil continues to move pastureland into cropland. Another reason is that governments in India and China are starting to mandate soil tests, and the results have been “worrisome.” “Finally, they’re starting to see that if they don’t change the soil health dynamics it could have long-lasting implications,” he said. One investment analyst asked if the company is considering permanently closing some of its smaller, less efficient potash mines in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick as it increases production at Rocanville, Sask., and other low cost mines. Raef Sully, Nutrien’s president of potash, said that is definitely under consideration. “All of those things are on the table. We’re certainly looking at those options,” he said. Production had already been curtailed at the company’s Cory, Allan and Lanigan mines before the formation of Nutrien. However, at least in the short term the company needs to keep all six of its Saskatchewan mines running. Mike Frank, Nutrien’s president of retail, provided a 2018 price outlook for crop protection products. He said there will generally be pr ice inflation, but it w ill be “lumpy” with some product prices increasing five to 10 percent while others will be flat. Overall, he estimates there will be a two to three percent increase in crop protection products, while seed prices will remain flat.




Pulse sector develops diversification plan to reduce reliance on Indian market BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Canada has been too reliant on the Indian market for pulse exports, says Pulse Canada chief executive officer Gordon Bacon. That came home to roost in the last few months when India imposed tariffs. Pulse Canada intends to counteract that with a diversification strategy. “We set a very specific target, say-

ing that 25 percent of the demand for Canadian pulses has to come from new uses and new opportunities by 2025,” Bacon said at a Saskatchewan Pulse Growers regional meeting in Regina Feb. 5. This would create two million tonnes of new demand, he added. Potential markets include more pulse rations in hog feed, adding pulses to snack foods to improve their nutritional quality and adding pulses to processed meat.

Bacon said adding more nutritional information to food labels is also a way to leverage more markets. For example, pasta with pulse content contains more fibre and protein than others. The labels could be expanded to include the carbon footprint of the ingredients. He said that would be a uniquely Canadian opportunity. “Origins out of the Black Sea will not be able to supply this informa-

tion,” he said. It’s time to work co-operatively with other sectors, such as cereals and dairy, to provide what consumers are looking for, he said. Rather than developing a plantbased burger, Bacon said a beef hamburger containing 30 percent lentil flour offers half the fat, 50 percent more fibre and a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Bacon said recent events in India aren’t the sole reason to develop

additional markets, but they did provide the impetus to get moving. “The Indian government is a very interventionist government,” he said. Pulse policy is important there because 67 percent of the population lives in rural areas, agriculture’s share of unemployment is 49 percent and yet agriculture is the main livelihood for 58 percent of the population, he said.




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Dairy farmers receive no assurances on NAFTA Federal agriculture minister refuses to guarantee that renegotiated deal won’t grant more access to dairy market We will come up with a program that will make the dairy industry stronger than it has ever been. For me to just tell you that I’m going to have the solution right here and now, it would be totally inappropriate.


Dairy farmers sought assurances there would be no more access to Canada’s dairy market in the North American Free Trade Agreement, but federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay would not provide them. “Because of the NAFTA negotiations going on, we have to be careful what we say publicly,” MacAulay said at the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s policy conference in Ottawa after multiple questions on trade policy from farmers. “I’ve been quite clear and publicly said what I thought about what they put on the table. What Americans put on the table is a non-starter.” The U.S. proposal on supply management was to dismantle the sys-


tem over the next decade. The Liberal government has repeatedly supported the maintenance of supply management but has not been willing to guarantee that access to the Canadian dairy market will not be granted under a renegotiated NAFTA. The current agreement does not

include dairy products. Dairy farmers pushed MacAulay on NAFTA because of American threats and Canada’s recent decision to join the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. The United States was involved in the original TPP negotiations and

part of the 3.25 percent access to Canada’s dairy market. The new agreement doesn’t include the U.S. because President Donald Trump pulled out of it. However, the 3.25 percent access remains for other countries such as Australia and New Zealand, which at one time had to share it with the U.S. That means dairy farmers will lose more market share than they expected to the U.S. under CPTPP if access to the Canadian dairy market is negotiated under NAFTA. Ralph Dietrich, chair of Dairy Farmers of Ontario, told MacAulay that he agreed with MacAulay’s remarks that dairy farming is a great industry and that it has a bright future, “but the way for that to continue is to tell the U.S. to go through the CPTPP.” MacAulay also refused to say if

the government would have a program to help dairy farmers adjust to increased imports under CPTPP as it did under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada. MacAulay highlighted the $250 million for producers and $100 million for processors in the CETAadjustment fund. He said 500 projects have been approved worth $23.5 million. More industry consultation is needed before a CPTPP adjustment program is created, MacAulay said. “We will come up with a program that will make the dairy industry stronger than it has ever been,” he said. “For me to just tell you that I’m going to have the solution right here and now, it would be totally inappropriate.”

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Alberta Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier is heading to India to discuss looming trade and fumigation issues with that country. While he said changing India’s mind immediately might be tough to do, he’s confident the province and the federal government can make some progress. “I have no doubt India realizes the importance of the Canadian pulse crop to their economy and to the feeding of their people,” Carlier told reporters last week when he announced the travel plans. “With the federal government, we are able to continue doing what we can to turn that corner, so that we can get some of these trade issues favourable to our own producers here somewhere down the line.” Carlier’s trip will occur a week ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India. Carlier will be there from Feb. 10-17, while Trudeau will be there from Feb. 17-23. The trade issue between both countries has lasted for a few months. Late last year, India announced a 50 percent tariff on peas and a 30 percent tariff on chickpeas and lentils. Prices fell as a result of the move, and the tariff on chickpeas was recently increased to 40 percent. On top of that, Canadian shipments had been interrupted by India’s requirement that crops be fumigated for insects. While India plans to extend its fumigation exemption for international pulse and wheat exports to the end of June, according to Reuters, Carlier is hoping the fumigation requirement will be eliminated completely. “I’ll advocate as much as I can to the federal government to continue that work,” he said. D’Arcy Hilgartner, chair of the Alberta Pulse Growers Commission, said farmers are looking for more transparency and predictability from India heading into the


growing season. “We need assurance to know where the market is going to be,” he said. “Through Pulse Canada, they are very engaged with the industry and India. We would like these issues to disappear, but we’re doing what we can.” Last year, Alberta’s agriculture trade with India was worth $82 million. It’s the province’s largest market for pulses. Carlier couldn’t say how the trade issue will affect the provincial economy because it’s too soon to know exactly how many acres of the crop will be seeded this year. “It’s understandable a lot of producers might not plant the same amount of acreage if the prices are not what they were,” he said. “Time will tell after seeding and how many acres we get. It’s still a good crop to rotate in.” While deliberations with India continue, the federal government hopes to expand markets for pulses. It recently announced that $575,000 will be available for three projects. The funds will be used to expand and find new markets for pulses in China, eastern Asia and the United States and to promote the crop to Canadian food service companies. Carlier’s trip is expected cost $36,500 and covers travel, meals, accommodation and hosting for him, his staff member and two department officials. He said a highlight will be giving a keynote address to the Pulse Conclave India conference.




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Meat price main issue for buyers BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

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Women moving onto ag boards Discussion hits the spotlight as the Alberta Wheat Commission elects its first female director BY JEREMY SIMES EDMONTON BUREAU

The Alberta Wheat Commission elected its first female director at the Far mTe ch conference in Edmonton last week, a change that suggests the needle has moved slightly to get more women on ag boards. The topic of diversifying boards was raised multiple times at the annual conference held Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. There was a panel dedicated to it, with female farm leaders encouraging women to step up if they know they’re ready for the job. The Western Producer reported last November that only 12 percent of all board members on Prairie ag commissions that accept check-off

dollars are women. The low number is in contrast to Statistics Canada data that shows nearly 30 percent of all farm operators are women, and debate has since swirled around whether commissions should do more to attract women to their boards. Some have said they don’t want to enforce a gender balance, where half of the board is men and the other half women. Others argue that a gender balance policy promotes diversity, which ensures better decisions are made But Hannah Konschuh, who was newly elected to the province’s wheat commission, has a different view. She doesn’t believe in setting a gender balance policy, but she said it’s important for organizations to

actively diversify their boards. “This debate over gender balance really detracts from the conversation we’re trying to have about the importance of diversity and ways to make it better,” said Konschuh, who farms near Cluny, Alta. “I want to know that I’m there for my skills, experience and value, and I know that’s the case with this position.” Of the three crop commissions that held their annual general meetings at FarmTech, Alberta wheat was the only one to newly elect a woman. In Konschuh’s case, she said wheat commission leadership sought her out for the job because they knew she was interested and CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


Hannah Konschuh was newly elected to the Alberta Wheat Commission board at FarmTech Jan. 31. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

SASKATOON — If a consumer panel at the recent provincial beef conference is truly representative, meat buyers look at cost above anything else when deciding what to buy. The panel of six, four women and two men, all said they had cut back on meat purchases in the last couple of years. When asked when, where and what they buy, they leaned toward buying products on sale and at lower-cost stores such as Superstore or bulk stores like Costco where they could buy quality for less money. Four of the six said they were buying less meat overall. “It’s more cost than anything,” said one woman, while another said because the family income was limited while she is on a maternity leave, the family had cut back on all sources of protein. None of them said they evaluate the nutritional profile of their protein sources. That surprised Joe Schwarcz, a chemist who heads McGill University’s Office for Science and Society. He addressed the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference before the panel and stayed to listen. “I have no idea how that panel was selected but was surprised to hear that they based their decisions almost exclusively on price without mentioning health or nutrition,” he said. “Especially surprising because five out of six were significantly overweight.” The panel was independently chosen to attend the conference and answer questions from the audience. Three said they had never been on a farm while one had spent time at a grain farm and two others had both been on hog farms and one on a dairy. They get their information largely from social media and most said they tended toward ground beef because they didn’t know how to cook other cuts. The panel was also asked about fast food and specifically A&W’s marketing campaign that promotes ‘no added hormones’ in its beef. “I don’t pay attention,” said one woman. “I know they’re there for one purpose, to target people who may be scared.” One man said it had no impact on him either way because he doesn’t eat fast food, while the other said the advertising makes him want to go elsewhere. “I like A&W,” said another woman, but she added if her family goes out for fast food they don’t go there because it costs too much.




Marlene Caskey, left, Allison Ammeter and Renee DeWindt-Hoyme spoke at a panel about women on agriculture boards. | JEREMY SIMES PHOTO

they also wanted to make a change. She believes it would be great for other commissions to do the same. “ Thinking about how other women can come to join boards, or how to involve young farmers, it’ll take exploring your network and going beyond that,” she said. “It’s not necessarily the first call, but the second, third or fourth call.” Karla Bergstrom, the manager of government and industry affairs with Alberta Canola, agreed that agriculture organizations need to do a better job in diversifying their boards. “What’s not happening is the active recruitment for diversity,” she said. “You do see some strong women who have been on boards, and we need more of those women for other women to see them as those leaders, as people they can look up to.” As well, organizations need to

keep in mind that when they do elect female members, they may need to slightly alter how they go about doing business, said Renee DeWindt-Hoyme, a director with the Alberta Seed Growers Association. “They have a family life and I think boards needs to keep that on their radar,” she said. “My board has been greatly supportive of me being a new mom and worked around my schedule so I can stay on the board.” Konschuh said she hopes her decision to run for election inspires others to do the same. “I hope to make it easier for other women to say, ‘oh, she’s doing it, so I can, too,’ ” she said. “I think the biggest thing is that organizations with more diversity are stronger, and there are many studies that show that. It’s not just feel-good stuff; it actually provides value.”

From the heart for the heart: taking on heart disease TEAM RESOURCES



ebruary, being Heart Month, brings increased focus on matters of the heart, and not just for romantic reasons. Heart disease statistics for women, from the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation, are alarming. Heart disease is the leading cause of premature death for women in Canada and in fact every 20 minutes a woman in Canada dies from heart disease. Women are five times more likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. Many women are family caregivers, for parents, spouses, children and neighbours. They often feel they need to keep it all together and don’t take time to stop and listen to their own bodies or voice their concerns about symptoms they are having. The best gift women can give to their family is to care for themselves. The common signs of a heart attack are: • chest discomfort, pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness • sweating • upper body discomfort, neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back • nausea • shortness of breath • light-headedness It has been discovered that many women can experience a heart attack without chest pressure. More commonly, women may experience: • shortness of breath • pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen • dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting • upper back pressure • extreme fatigue You should learn how to identify whether you might be experiencing a heart attack and how to identify them in someone else. If you live in a remote community, it is

especially important to learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Source: Here are the proper procedures if you are experiencing the signs of a heart attack: • Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Emergency personnel can start treatment en route to the hospital. • If you feel symptoms, stop all activity, sit or lie down, in whatever position is most comfortable. • If you have nitroglycerin take your normal dosage. • Take an ANA tablet chew, if you are not allergic or intolerant, either one 325 mg tablet or two 81 mg tablets. • Rest and wait, stay calm while waiting for help to arrive. • Keep a list of your medications in your wallet and by the phone. Emergency personnel will want this information. Witnessing signs of a cardiac arrest? Here’s what to do: • Call 911, or your local emergency number right away. • Yell for an AED. While you do CPR, someone else can fetch an AED if available. AEDs are often in public places. The 911 operator may be able to locate the nearest one. • Start CPR. Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest. • Don’t be afraid of doing it wrong. Doing CPR, even if not perfect, gives the victim the best chance. You can’t hurt. You can only help. Source: Heart healthy food coices Include the following suggestions in meals to make them more heart healthy: • Choose omega-3 rich foods like salmon, mackerel and flax seed. • Include more vegetables and fruit, up to 10 servings a day, because they are good sources of vitamins and minerals, rich in dietary fibre and antioxidants. Spinach, blueberries and pomegranate juice are all top choices. A diet high in soluble fibre can help lower blood cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. Antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging

ABOVE: This heart healthy snack can be eaten on its own or served with a glass of red wine or pomegranate juice. RIGHT: Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin D and hearthealthy omega-3 fatty acids. | BETTY ANN DEOBALD PHOTOS

body cells. • Snack on nuts and seeds. Studies show that they can reduce cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. • Enjoy a little dark chocolate or a five-ounce glass of red wine — they contain flavonoids and antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Choose 70 percent dark chocolate, which has twice the heart-healthy phytonutrient content of red wine and three times that of green tea. • Include a daily brisk walk; exercise is good for your heart.

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12 oz. skinless salmon fillets cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes 350 g 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 mL 1/2 tsp. olive oil 2 mL 1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise 1 1 pkg baby spinach 142 g 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest 15 mL 1/4 c. lemon juice 60 mL 1 tbsp. liquid honey 15 mL 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 15 mL 1 tbsp. ground flax seed 15 mL Rinse quinoa well under running water to remove the natural bitter seed coating. In saucepan, bring quinoa, broth and half of the salt to boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and no liquid remains, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Meanwhile, sprinkle salmon with pepper and remaining salt. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook salmon, stirring often, until golden, about five minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove salmon to plate. Set aside. In same skillet, cook leek, stirring occasionally, until softened, about four minutes. Add spinach,

lemon zest, lemon juice, honey and mustard. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted, about two minutes. Stir half of the spinach mixture into quinoa. Add salmon to remaining spinach mixture, stirring to coat. Serve over quinoa mixture. Adapted from

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Sask. ranch learns from adversity The weather didn’t co-operate last year, but then this ranch shone at Agribition ON THE FARM


CORONACH, Sask. — The Elders’ purebred Charolais have garnered their share of slaps and banners in the show ring. “This year at (Canadian Western) Agribition in 2017, we won the Charolais barn and then the president’s classic, which is an all-breed bull calf show,” said Mike Elder. “We were fortunate to be slapped champion. That was a very proud moment for the farm.” Mike and Judy Elder co-own Elder Charolais with Mike’s parents, Ron Elder and Donna Ross. Since starting Elder Charolais in 1991, the family’s purebred operation has steadily grown in size and reputation. Mike and Judy’s three children represent the fifth generation of Elders: Cassidi, 14, Keanan, 12, and Klay, 9, attend school in nearby Coronach. The family grain farms about 3,500 acres and last year’s major crops included canola, durum, kabuli chickpeas and large green lentils. They also run about 150 purebred Charolais cattle, as well as 100 Red Angus Simmental cross cows that they breed back to Charolais. Their annual sale of 40 yearling bulls is held in March at their Coronach farm and draws buyers from across Canada and the United States. “Ron and Michael are exceptional at looking after cattle and genetics and picking out those genetics and trying to provide the best that we can for our customers and aim to use our breeding program to meet our customers’ needs,” said Donna. Added Mike: “I think where Elder Charolais is today is because of dedication, hard work and pride built up through my grandpa and grandma and then Mom and Dad and then my wife and kids.” Leading up to the March 22 sale, January and February are some of the busiest months for the family and farm. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

THE ELDER FAMILY Coronach, Sask.

The Elder family poses with some of their purebred Charolais. Sitting are Keanan, left, 12, Klay, 9 and Cassidi, 14. Standing are Donna, left, Ron, Mike and Judy. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTOS

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Newborn purebred Charolais calves scamper about.

Donna Ross tidies up the feed trough as fresh hay is delivered. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTOS



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Purebred calves are being born and processed daily, bulls and cows need to be fed, as well as a host of other chores that need tending throughout the day. Weeknights and weekends are also absorbed with the children’s extracurricular activities in Coronach and outlying communities. “If they’re not playing hockey, basketball, dance or 4H there’s chores to do,” said Mike, who also sits on the Canadian Charolais Association board. However, the family was reminded last year that hard work can’t compete with what Mother Nature dishes out, and 2017 proved to be one of the more stressful times in the family’s farming history. The Coronach area was hard hit by drought. Add to that, many crops in the area were hit by a killing frost and severe hail damage in July. “We got touched by hail on all of our grain land, anywhere from 25 to 100 percent on every quarter. But we have hail insurance too,” said Mike. “We’re just fortunate in our area where we can grow some lentils and kabuli chickpeas where prices have been at all-time highs the last two years. So even on a year like 2017 with the drought and the hail we still made out OK,” he said.

However, dismal hay production was another story and tough decisions had to be made in July. Ron said they decided in July that they would either have to sell cows or buy feed. They opted to keep the cows. Since he started farming in the 1970s, Ron said 2017 was the most challenging year he has ever seen for feed because they had to buy 1,000 hay bales and 500 big square bales of straw. However, Donna and Mike say hard times have a role to play in life as well as the good times. In fact, they say perhaps struggle is a better teacher. “You have to remind yourself to be grateful for what you do have, said Donna. Mike said going through a drought like last year’s helps build character. “You hope you don’t get them on back-to-back years, but you just deal with it and push on. You do all the work, you do everything right and then Mother Nature just didn’t co-operate. So, you’ve just got to deal with it and put it behind you. “You can’t change the weather and there’s not one thing I would have done any different last growing season. You put it in the ground again and see what happens.”

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Mike Elder pushes the auger back into place after unloading feed barley.




Snow creates winter playground for farm kids Life on the farm means playing outside, and that doesn’t change just because it snows BY SHERI HATHAWAY FREELANCE WRITER

The farm gives lots of space for kids to play, and my childhood was no different. For my brother and me, our farmyard was one giant playground of bush, junkyard, tall trees to climb, water to get soaked in, and of course, a barn and bale stack to re-explore. Each new season had its characteristic qualities and my brother and I relished it all, especially our Canadian winters

with its changing snow scapes and weather. Being nine years old, tunnelling in the snow was the most fun. With anticipation, we’d eye the places where big drifts usually developed. We’d watch for the depth we needed and the hard crust on top. To start, we might dig into the side or top depending on the shape of the drift. No tools required, we’d poke a hole with our boot, then start digCONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


The author’s daughter, Raelene Henderson, and a friend, play in 1990. |


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» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE We spent a lot of time outdoors. Our land was too flat for good sledding hills but we’d go to the dugout and slide down one side. Not a long run, but still fun for nine year olds. ging with our mittened hands. In our first winter of tunnelling, we worked together on one, but in later years, we built separate burrows to suit our tastes. We were becoming connoisseurs of the snow tunnel. It entertained us for hours, a benefit for which I’m sure our mother was grateful. I liked to go in and curl up, pretending I was a mouse under the snow. I’d listen to the birds, the cows and sometimes, the wind outside. Inside my little hole, the sunlight filtered through and it was absolutely silent except for my own breathing and noises outside. To help us out and keep our holes from blowing in, Dad gave us pieces of plywood to lay over top of the doorways. A couple of times, we tried building a snow house, but our feeble skill and the low density of the snow always failed us. We spent a lot of time outdoors. Our land was too flat for good sledding hills but we’d go to the dugout and slide down one side. Not a long run, but still fun for nine year olds. We had to get Dad’s permission after he checked the ice for thickness because invariably the sled took us out to the middle. The aluminum, circular Flying Saucerstyle sleds we got for Christmas one year were the best at gliding over the snow and tough enough to last through our childhood. Eventually, one was forgotten on the ice and sank to the bottom in spring. It’s probably still there. Other, newer innovations that followed the saucers didn’t work as well, but a sturdy cardboard box slid on the snow better than some purchased sleds, and it was all right if they eventually crumpled after a lot of good fun. We also liked to skate on the dugout but it appeared lower on our list because of the work to clear the snow off the ice. Cleaning it filled an afternoon and dampened our enthusiasm until we grew bigger. After I started figure skating, I had more incentive to give myself a place to practice, and by then I was

Sheri plays “rescue” in the junk yard.

a teenager so it was easier work. If we wanted to get creative with snow clearing, we’d make a circle or figure eight and leave the snow in the middle for another day. Practicing turns, backward skating and figures, or games like tag filled our afternoons. A backward race, anyone? We were always sent scrambling to the banks by the booming sounds of the ice cracking. We never seemed to learn not to panic, but caution was preferable to the alternative. We never broke through. Neighbour skating parties on a slough or lake also serve as great memories. Square bales were still plentiful then, and they made good benches with a plank across them, arranged in a circle with a fire in the centre. Skating at night with friends on unfamiliar ice held enticing fun we seldom got a chance to experience. Sometimes someone played music


Tobogganing never gets old. The author’s mother has fun as a teenager with friends in 1937.

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from a vehicle or on a portable player. Of course, there was food and hot chocolate. Games like fox-and-goose were always good fun. L a t e r, t h e n e x t g e n e r a t i o n enjoyed their own variations to many of the games we once played. Hide-and-seek had new appeal in winter because snow drifts and sometimes whole blocks of snow turned up after grading. Plowing the road after a storm created such big blocks in a lunar-like landscape that my kids played for hours after getting off the school bus before coming into the house. They had tunnels, too, caves and forts built by stacking blocks. In the spring, the snow gives all farm kids new fun in the form of little streams running across the barnyard. The slope of the land on Dad’s farm gave my brother and I a wonderful mix of mud and running water. We armed ourselves with a

The author’s four children, Cara, Clayton, Raelene and Melissa, play in 1991.


long stick to move obstacles out, widen our streams in places and give us a sense of importance. The cows didn’t mind our activity among them and gave us room. A short piece of twig became a boat to float down river. A gully ran with water through our yard in spring. Many times, we went in for supper and stood our soaked boots upside-down over the furnace vent because we had gone in too far, allowing the icy water to run into them. Children may like to pretend they are mice living under the snow but in reality, they don’t have a mouse’s protective coat and circulatory system. My brother and I used up several variations of winter clothing, but no matter the style, layers always work best, allowing us to enjoy endless fun on our giant farm playground during our wonderful Canadian winters.

Trudeau talks tough on NAFTA Prime minister says he’s prepared to walk away from deal

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What will Alberta’s proposed law mean for ‘local?’ FARM FRESH

NIKKI WIART I once interviewed a pair of farmers who described their operation as a “regenerative-agriculture, soilbuilding, carbon-sequestration, grass-fed meats, pastured poultry, direct-to-consumer farm.” Being in the thick of it, I didn’t think twice about the litany of adjectives that described their farm.

From supermarkets to farmers markets, food eaters are inundated with ag buzzwords: organic, noncertified organic, non-GMO, nonsprayed, gluten-free, ecological, agroecological, grass-fed, grassfinished, biodynamic, fair trade, pastured, free-range, free-run, cage-free, and many more. All of these labels mean something, but that something is sometimes hard to define, and is often defined differently by different people. That’s why one of the largest grocery chains in the world, Walmart, is currently facing a class-action lawsuit for selling organic eggs purportedly lain by hens with “outdoor access,” which consumers thought meant the hens were taking dust

baths and chasing dragonflies and scratching up worms. What it really meant was the hens had a screen on their cages that allowed them to see the outdoors. Becoming fluent in the language of labelling is challenging and now, the Government of Alberta wants consumers to broaden their lexicon to include another word: local. Local seems fairly simple, right? To me, it means buying a side of beef from your ranching neighbour instead of a pound here or a pound there from the grocery store. It means finding a hobby beekeeper and buying a jar of raw honey fresh from the hive. In a new piece of legislation, to be tabled this spring, the Alberta gov-

ernment is defining local food as something along the lines of “food grown, made and/or harvested in Alberta and then marketed in Alberta.” That means, if you live in Lloydminster, tomatoes grown in Lethbridge are more “local” than tomatoes grown in North Battleford, Sask. If you live in Calgary, chicken from Fort McMurray is more “local” than chicken from Kamloops, B.C. As it stands, the Local Food Act consists of four pillars: the definition of local; the proclamation of a Local Food Week; enhancement of food safety training requirements at farmers markets; and application of existing federal organic standards to organic products pro-


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duced in Alberta. The local food industry is growing in Alberta. Last year, the money spent at farmers markets and direct farm purchases surpassed $1 billion, and 92 percent of households had bought local food from supermarkets and 80 percent at farmers markets. Not only that, but the number of Albertans who spend more than $1,000 a year at farmers markets has doubled since 2008. Renato Gandia, press secretary for Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, said in an email the government is in the process of reviewing what it heard at roundtable sessions on the Local Food Act in Leduc, Lethbridge, Airdrie and Grande Prairie, as well as the public feedback it received online. “We’re always exploring ways to connect Alberta consumers and the producers of the fine food we have in this province,” he wrote, adding that, at this point, no decisions have been made. In my capacity as a producer of local food (and someone who markets their goods that way already), I took part in the roundtable discussion in Leduc, along with other producers, industry stakeholders, and government officials. The conversation was good, the people were interesting and intelligent and I genuinely applaud the government for its commitment in supporting local. But despite all of that, I left the session feeling confused as to what the act would actually do for me, and for consumers, besides add another word for them to navigate. As simple as supporting local food may seem, it raises some questions: what does this act do for larger producers, the ones producing on an export scale? What does it do for the super small producers, the ones who have already been using the word local to differentiate themselves from medium-to-large-scale direct-to-consumer producers? What does it mean to sell something as local if it doesn’t affect the local environment in a meaningful and responsible way? Tianna Albrecht, a local food enthusiast and board member of Eat Alberta, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and educating Albertans on local food, said teaching consumers how to source local food is more effective than giving them a definition. “Be aware of sustainable farming,” she said. “Be aware of the fossil fuels used during transportation of fruits and vegetables and food. Be aware of the importance of supporting the local economy and then go out and do that in whatever way works for you.” She thinks the legislation is missing the point as to why local food is important because a consumer’s definition of local will differ just as much as consumers differ from one another. “The closer you can get things, the better.” The best way to be committed to the local food movement, and really know where your food is coming from, is to know who is producing it. Otherwise, a madein-Alberta sticker means very little. Nikki Wiart is a new farmer living in Castor, Alta., writing when her garden, bees, chickens, and pigs allow



Construction continues on G3 network Vancouver terminal ahead of schedule, and additional locations identified BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

G3’s dream of building a coast-tocoast grain-handling network in Canada is moving closer to reality, with key elements under construction and additional facilities likely to be announced in the future. Brett Malkoske, G3’s vice-president of business development and communications, said construction of the company’s new highthroughput export terminal in North Vancouver is ahead of schedule w ith the first grain expected at the facility in 2019. “We’re very pleased with progress at (the west coast) terminal to date,” Malkoske said. “We’re now on track to start receiving grain into the facility … in 2019, to start to settle the bins and it looks like it will be an early 2020 commissioning.” Located on the North Shore of the Burrard Inlet, G3’s export terminal is being billed as the most efficient grain export facility on the West Coast, capable of handling eight million tonnes of grain annually. It will be the first new export terminal built at the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s busiest, in the past 50 years. Thirty-two of the facility’s 48 concrete grain silos have been poured and work is starting on the scale house attached to the silos. “The site is really starting to take shape and you can really start to see the vision coming into a more tangible (form),” Malkoske said. G3 officials told Reuters that as much as three million tonnes of annual export capacity at the terminal will be made available to other grain companies and exporters under commercial agreements. Most of G3’s west coast capacity will be reserved for grain collected through G3’s inland terminals, including recently opened looptrack elevators at Pasqua, Sask., Colonsay, Sask., Bloom, Man., and Glenlea, Man. Two additional high throughput elevators are under construction near Melville, Sask., and Saskatoon. The company has also identified five additional sites in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, although G3’s board has not formally announced plans to develop those sites. The five potential sites are Vermilion, Alta., Morinville, Alta., Wetaskiwin, Alta., Carmangay, Alta., and Maidstone, Sask. “Certainly, no final investment decisions from our board have been made (related to those sites),” Malkoske said. “But I can confir m we have secured land in those areas and are progressing quite rapidly through the different regulatory processes, as well as engineering and design processes that we have to go through,” he continued. “But I’ll stress again that no formal investment decisions have been made.” G3 Global Holdings, the parent company of G3 Canada Ltd., announced in late 2016 that it would go ahead with plans to build a grain export terminal in North Vancouver. Construction began in early March 2017 with a completion date initially scheduled for early- to mid-2020.

G3 Global Holdings is a limited partnership between the Saudi Agricultural Livestock and Investment Company (SALIC ) and Bunge Canada. It is the parent company of G3 Canada, which controls assets that were formerly owned by the Canadian Wheat Board. G3 Terminal Vancouver will feature a rail loop track capable of holding three, 134-car trains, a component that’s unique among existing grain export terminals in Canada. The facility will include more than 180,000 tonnes of storage and will be able to handle cereal grains, oilseeds, pulses and special crops. The design will allow prairie grain trains to travel to Vancouver,

unload while in continuous motion and travel back to G3 Canada’s primary elevators without detaching from their locomotives. 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. “This will reduce cycle times by up to 40 percent and increase the velocity and volume of grain that can move through the port,” G3 Canada chief executive officer Karl Gerrand told The Western Producer in 2017.

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Canadian farmers are known for their ability to adapt but they will need continued investments to help them find climate change solutions, organizations told the House of Commons agriculture committee recently. Producers are feeling the effects of climate change in different ways, said Andrea Brocklebank, executive director of the Beef Cattle Research Council at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. For example, she said cold winters traditionally prevented parasites and diseases from surviving but

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producers can no longer count on that. She told the committee that dog ticks that can carry anaplasmosis, which causes abortion, anemia and productivity losses, used to be found only in southern Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. “Recent research has found this tick farther north in Manitoba and as far west as Alberta,” she said. “Widespread ticks will make it much easier for anaplasmosis to spread.” That is just one example of the animal health and welfare implications of climate change. More extreme weather events increase the risk of crop failure at a time when increased productivity is required. More land might be converted to pastures as a result, Brocklebank said. This points to the need for investment in forage and grassland research. “Government can play an important role in building resiliency to climate change through research by fully funding the proposed third beef science cluster, and furthermore, we recommend the funding of the smart agri-food supercluster, investing in long-term higher risk discovery research and investing in critical research infrastructure and capacity,” she told the committee. CCA also advocates improved hay and forage insurance that could replace calls for AgriRecovery after a weather-related disaster. Canadian Federation of Agriculture president Ron Bonnett agreed investing in research is critical. He said everyone needs a better idea of how to adapt to the changing climate, not just mitigate. He pointed to British Columbia’s climate action initiative as an example of how regional workshops help producers develop their own adaptation strategies that fit their operations and their locales. Manitoba plans to soon release a report on adaptation initiatives in that province. CCA and CFA both spoke to the need for improved disaster response programs. Brocklebank said the program has to be sufficiently funded and consistently delivered. AgriRecovery has been used in several cases of weather-related disasters but not all of them. She said it must contain clear triggers. “Historically, AgriRecovery’s dependence on political decisionmaking during a disaster has compounded confusion in challenging times and made planning for disasters enigmatic for producers,” she said. She said producers have to make decisions quickly during a disaster and don’t often know if funding is available at all and what is eligible. Bonnett said program designers also should consider that disasters aren’t necessarily one-time events. “Sometimes a disaster is something that goes on gradually and you wouldn’t have a disaster declaration,” he said. “It can be a progression of events.” The agriculture committee is studying climate change and water and soil conservation and is likely to commit this week to studying rural mental health.




Implementing farm safety rules not hard: consultant Some farmers in Alberta are concerned they don’t have enough resources and say they need help to implement programs BY JEREMY SIMES EDMONTON BUREAU

As Alberta farmers and ranchers gear up for new safety rules, consultants hope to ease their concerns by providing solutions they say will make the new guidelines workable. For one, a binder on a shelf just isn’t going to cut it, according to Reg Steward, a ranch safety consultant with AgSafe B.C. Instead, he recommends producers equip themselves with easy-to-follow checklists. A checklist can be attached to a head gate and workers would go through the list before walking in to the cattle, ticking off each item as a reminder and to show the tasks were done. “The really important part is to realize that a lot of the things you’re doing are right. The problem is most producers don’t have that proof that they did it. These checklists ensure there is proof and that proof is necessary in case someone gets injured or worse.� But another problem is some farmers and ranchers aren’t sure where to start with their safety programs. Karen Rosvold, a cattle producer and councillor with the County of Grande Prairie, said she’s worried smaller operators lack the resources to create safety programs, and they will need help from organizations like AgSafe Alberta. “We need help to build these programs and have them easily in place,� she said. “It’s very important. Every farmer strives to have a safe workplace for their family because most are still family farms.� While the new safety rules will apply only to farms and ranches with employed staff, families are welcome to take part in the program if they want to. Checklists are available for Alberta farmers and ranchers at, and producers can bring in an AgSafe Alberta safety consultant free of charge to develop a program that works for them. “What we always encourage producers to do is start small and build the program over time,� said Donna Trottier, an extension co-ordinator with AgSafe Alberta. “They don’t have to introduce the full program right away. We want them to pick the issues and work with those first because that will help improve the safety of their farm.� Rosvold said she’s glad to know there will be help. “You’re already talking to your crew before everyone goes out to combine the field. That’s your safety program.� she said. “But instead of doing it all verbally, now we’ll have to have it on a checklist. AgSafe can help with that, so that’s a big relief.� Steward said these new safety programs can show the public that producers really do care about their people. “Society doesn’t look upon farming operations with the sympathy they used to when mishaps and

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fatalities occurred,� he said. “We need to wise up to that. We need to make sure we’re demonstrating ourselves in this area of safety the

same way we’ve shown ourselves to be responsible with the environment and with livestock stewardship.� Alberta’s new farm safety rules are currently under review. Producers looking to provide feedback can visit The deadline to submit a response is Feb. 26.

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Poor farmer ‘myth’ targeted U.S. gov’t data shows 97 percent of farm households fall into high income/high wealth category BY ROBERT ARNASON WINNIPEG BUREAU

OTTAWA — Most people have a favourite actor or a favourite hockey player. It’s more unusual to have a favourite agricultural economist, but Barry Goodwin has one that he especially likes. “My favourite Canadian agricultural economist — Neil Young of Farm Aid. Save the family farm,” said Barry Goodwin, a professor of agricultural economics at North Carolina State University. Goodwin’s line about the famous singer generated few laughs and many smiles at the Canadian AgriFood Policy Conference, held in late January in Ottawa. Young and musician Willie Nelson may believe that U.S. farm families are suffering and eating gruel for supper, but the facts don’t back that up, Goodwin said. Data from the Economic Research Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shows that farm households in America have much higher incomes than the average household in the United States. On farms where farming and ranching is the principle occupation, the mean household income was $120, 259, or 151.7 percent of the mean household income in the U.S. On top of taking in more income,

farmers have much more wealth than the average American because they own land, equipment and other assets, Goodwin said. He also presented a more stunning figure: 97 percent of farm households in the U.S. fall into the high income/high wealth category. That fact doesn’t jibe with the images and information on the Farm Aid website. It has a photo of a farmer operating a 50 year-oldtractor with no cab and pulling a New Holland square baler that was probably built in 1976. The Farm Aid website even solicits donations, asking Americans to contribute $25 to $100 so family farmers can “stay on their land.” G oodwin said the Farm Aid mythology is powerful and has stuck in the public consciousness. However, perceptions are changing and U.S. politicians are starting to question generous federal subsidies for farmers and ranchers. “Even state and farm newspapers are paying attention to the fact that these subsidies are rather extraordinary,” he said. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit, is helping to change the narrative. The EWG website has comprehensive information on farm subsidies, broken down by state and commodity. It’s possible to look up subsidies for canola grown in North Dakota or get information


on payment records for a particular farmer. “Farmers hate that, but it does make it much more transparent,” Goodwin said. “You can go look your neighbour up … and see exactly to the dollar what they’re getting.” The EWG data must be having an impact because powerful people in Washington are speaking out against farm subsidies. Joe Glauber, former USDA chief economist, wrote an opinion piece in The Hill in 2017 with the head-

CANOLA PRODUCTION SUBSIDIES IN NORTH DAKOTA From 2007 to 2016, canola growers in North Dakota received $420 million in government subsidies, including $280 million in crop insurance subsidies. In 2015 and 2016, they received $122 million through the Price Loss Coverage program, where the government pays producers if the canola price drops below a reference price of $10.075 per bu. Total North Dakota canola subsidy payments, 1995-2016 ($U.S.): Loan deficiency payments $131,954,385 Price loss coverage 122,430,580 Direct payments 48,643,862 Oilseed program payments 11,434,095 Market gains 2,955,287 Commodity certificates 1,889,605 Acre direct payments 1,208,968 Risk coverage (counties) 217,208 Risk coverage (individuals) 93,082 Direct payment violations -284 Loan deficiency refunds -615,676 Source: Environmental Working Group farm subsidy database | WP GRAPHIC

line: “Reform our crop insurance program to reduce the burden on taxpayers.” In it, Glauber calls for the elimination of a harvest price option program that costs $2.4 billion a year. Under that program, a producer receives payment if the harvest price is higher than the projected price for a commodity and if t h e i r y i e l d s w e re l ow e r t ha n expected. It’s been compared to “replacement cost” insurance. As well, Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona has proposed legislation that would limit the federal government’s contribution to crop insurance premiums at $40,000 for an individual farm. Goodwin doubts the legislation will pass, but it’s indicative of the changing mood in Washington around farm subsidies. “I think the generosity of these programs and the fact that the farm sector is doing quite well is starting to be noticed by the non-farm segment of society.” A few economists at the Ottawa meeting pushed back against Goodwin. One said the income of farmers shouldn’t be compared to average Americans. Instead, they should be compared to other businesses. Others said farmers take on lot of risk, so they should receive different treatment.




Prairie oat production migrating northeast The shift in acreage will affect beta glucan levels and the amount of time it takes to deliver to processors TOP OAT VARIETIES ON THE PRAIRIES IN 2017


Canadian farmers produced more than 3.7 million tonnes of oats in 2017, the third highest total in the past decade, according to Statistics Canada. Provincially, Saskatchewan was the country’s biggest producer last year, harvesting almost two million tonnes, or roughly 53 percent of Canada’s total tonnage. That’s good news for the Saskatchewan oat industry. But it also suggests that farmers in other provinces are becoming less inclined to grow oats, a trend that hasn’t gone unnoticed by oat market analyst Randy Strychar. “We’ve seen a pretty dynamic shift (in oat production) over the last 10 years, but particularly over the last five years,” Strychar said. “Essentially in the oat market, all the activity — production, yields and everything — is basically moving north and west. “It’s moving out of … Manitoba, out of southern Saskatchewan and … out of Alberta … into northern Saskatchewan.” During a recent presentation to growers in Saskatoon, Strychar used maps to show how oat production has been migrating toward northeastern Saskatchewan. Twenty-five delivery points in Western Canada account for 70 percent of all commercial oat deliveries on the Prairies, Strychar said. Of those, 17 are located in eastern or northeastern Saskatchewan, within a 200 kilometre radius of Quill Lake, Sask. The expansion of corn and soybean acres, particularly in Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan, has been a key factor. “It’s corn and beans that are moving oat acres north and west,” he said. “(There’s) better returns for corn and beans,” he continued. “Farmers are putting more of those two crops in the ground. And, oats are … a better northern tier crop. (They like) warm days and cool nights.” The concentration of oat acres in n o r t h e a s t e r n Sa s k at c h e w a n means that milling oats grown in the West must often be shipped further to reach processors in Canada and the United States. Another concern is beta glucan levels. In general, beta glucan levels in Saskatchewan-grown oats are lower than those in Manitobagrown oats. Beta-glucan is a key consideration for processors and food manufacturers because edible oat products must meet a certain betaglucan threshold to carry Heart Healthy labels. In general, processors want oats that have beta glucan in the range of 4.5 to five percent, said Aaron Beattie, an oat and barley breeder at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre in Saskatoon. Some of the more popular oat varieties grown in northeastern Saskatchewan have struggled to meet the 4.5 percent threshold. “It’s a little bit about varietal choice but it’s also about the environmental conditions there,” Beattie said.

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Oats’ move to northeastern Saskatchewan has been occurring for the last five to 10 years. | “They tend to have some pretty significant oat yields in northeastern Saskatchewan so that generally means that the oat grains are accumulating a lot more starch, which is basically diluting the concentrations of beta-glucan in the grain.” When it comes to varietal selection, AC Morgan, a solid performer in terms of yield, continues to be one of the more popular varieties grown in northeastern Saskatchewan. But according to Beattie, AC Morgan is also a variety that tends to have relatively low beta glucan levels, barely hitting the minimum of what end-users are looking for. “Something like Morgan would probably be struggling to hit that 4.5 percent level on a consistent basis…,” Beattie said. “If growers moved on to some of the newer varieties, they would be a bit safer in terms of hitting closer to that five percent mark….” AC Morgan has been around for a long time and has consistently ranked among the highest yielding oat varieties in Saskatchewan trials. G ro w e r s a l s o l i k e i t s s t raw strength, which reduces lodging under high moisture growing conditions. In Saskatchewan, Morgan was the most widely grown oat variety in Saskatchewan last year, accounting for 13 percent of all insured oat acres in the province, according to the Canadian Grain Commission’s 2017 Insured Acreage Report. In recent years, oat breeders have been aiming at developing new oat varieties that offer big yields, strong straw and high beta glucan. Newer varieties such as Summit, Camden CS, Triactor and Norseman are starting to catch on with growers in northeastern Saskatchewan, but the transition is taking time. Researchers are taking a closer look at oat agronomy to determine which practices might be linked to higher beta-glucan production. Higher nitrogen rates, for exam-

ple, can boost beta glucan content but can also contribute to yield losses through lodging. Seeding rates are another factor.


Beattie said most commercial oat buyers don’t offer premiums for beta-glucan. As a result, many growers con-

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Farmers to lose transparency with end of COPA’s weekly report The Canadian Oilseed Processors Association to stop publishing weekly crushing report; Statistics Canada data not as timely

A great horned owl sits in the window of an old farm building west of Herronton, Alta., earlier this month. | MIKE STURK PHOTO

WINNIPEG (CNS) — When the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association announced Feb. 2 that it would no longer publish its weekly report on member crushings, the Canadian grains industry was shocked. “I loved that report. In Western Canada, or Canada in general, I think any reports that give you kind of a weekly snapshot of what’s happening in terms of usage (are important),” said Neil Townsend with FarmLink Marketing Solutions.

The report detailed how much canola and soybeans were crushed in Canada. It was sent out weekly and followed by different industry professionals across the country. COPA executive director Chris Vervaet said on Feb. 5 that the decision came as part of COPA’s future plans for the organization. “As an association, we’ve just decided to streamline our priorities for 2018 and the weekly publication was just something that we ranked a lower priority for us,” he said.

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COPA is a federally incorporated non-profit industry association that works in partnership with the Canola Council of Canada to represent Canadian oilseed processors. COPA’s members are ADM AgriIndustries, Bunge Canada, Cargill Ltd., Louis Dreyfus, Richardson Oilseed Ltd. and Viterra Oilseed Processing. Last month, Richardson’s pulled its funding from the Canola Council of Canada, the Flax Council of Canada and Soy Canada, stating it didn’t think it was getting value. Vervaet said the decision to end the crush report was unrelated. COPA said crushing data will still be available through Statistics Canada’s annual and monthly statistics. Vervaet added that COPA plans to update statistics monthly on its website based on the Stats Can information. However, Townsend said it won’t be nearly as timely as before. Statistics Canada’s data isn’t usually released until later. “The lag is too long. So, you’re kind of flying blind,” he said, adding Canadian farmers don’t have nearly as much access to information as their counterparts in other countries. In Australia, shipping lineups from its ports are released and the United States Department of Agriculture releases data weekly for most crops. There are other ways to access similar information to the COPA member crushings report. The Canadian Grain Commission releases weekly domestic disapp e a ra n c e re p o r t s, w h i c h f o r canola basically means crush numbers. “I’ve watched the two, they’re close, they’re not always the same,” said John DePape with FarmCo. “I’m not happy when we lose good data but I think there’s still decent data there through the grain commission.” Vervaet said COPA considered the value of the weekly report b e f o re e n d i n g i t, b u t ha d n ’ t received a lot of feedback on it. Townsend said he was caught off-guard when the announcement was made and to his knowledge the grains industry wasn’t consulted. “I have spoken to a few other people. We instantly sent them an email (when we heard) and just said, ‘hey, we really like this, we really appreciated it,’ ” he said. To Townsend, the decision to end the report is the wrong direction. He wants more transparenc y throughout the Canadian grains industry. “In the U.S., they report those numbers every week. I think farmers deserve it…. I’d just like to see more transparency in Western Canada,” he said.

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Hog farms make extra effort to keep employees Producers say attracting people to the industry is the hard part; managing and guiding them improves retention WHAT’S YOUR TEMPERAMENT PROFILE?


BANFF, Alta. — Large agricultural operations are putting more emphasis on human resources in efforts to find and keep employees amid a country-wide shortage of farm labour. Among those is Sunterra Farms, and Trish Hyshka, human resources manager in the company’s Acme and Trochu hog operations, said it remains difficult to find enough people to work in hog barns and processing plants. “It’s a tough industry. It’s something that people don’t look at as a career, and that’s where we try to do our people development, turn people into leaders and realize that this is a career. It’s a very important industry,” Hyshka said in an interview during the Jan. 9-11 Banff Pork Seminar. Attracting people to the industry in the first place is the hard part, she said. Once hired, managed and guided, employee retention levels improve, as has been the case at Sunterra. “If we get them in and we’re able to show them a path, the longevity in those employees is very good. If we don’t on-board them properly and they don’t see that they can get somewhere, the turnover is very high. “Our turnover has decreased tremendously in the last 10 years just because we’ve spent more of a focus on seeing what we can do to develop these people.” Hyshka uses the Keirsey Temperament Sorter as a tool when working with managers to retain employees. It’s a simplified version of the Myers Briggs Indicator, a test that reveals personality type and temperament. By learning what makes a person tick, so to speak, managers can put them in a job that suits their temperament and learn how best to work with different personality types. The Keirsey sorter puts people into one of four categories: artisans, guardians, idealists and rationals. Hyshka said sorting isn’t designed to weed out any personality types in new hires. “Everybody brings a different piece of the puzzle to the big picture so we want people of all different personalities. They truly do bring a different perspective, a different idea on how things work and how they come together,” she said. She administered the sorter to groups at the Banff Pork Seminar, where one session identified a high percentage of guardians, those who are sensible, down to earth, follow rules, co-operate with authorities, stick to schedules and are trustworthy and hardworking. Statistics show that 40 to 45 percent of the population trends to be the guardian type. Hyshka, a guardian temperament herself, said new managers tend to hire people like themselves, which can be a pitfall. “That’s where I come in and say, ‘we don’t want to change them. We don’t want them to be all like you because then there’s not the dynamic that we’re looking for.’ ” Nationally, a shortage of labour in Canada’s agriculture industry has been flagged as a continuing challenge.

The Keirsey Sorter defines people as being one of four general types: artisan, guardian, idealist and rational. Here are some of the traits displayed by each: • Artisan: seeks adventure, impulsive, daring, generous, optimistic, willing to take risks, likes to try new things, easygoing • Guardian: sensible, follows rules, loyal, cautious about change, trustworthy, hardworking, warmly affectionate, likes routine

labour shortages in the future. “The area of greatest concern to agricultural employers and sector stakeholders is the persistent lack of workers, especially workers with the right skills who are located in areas where agricultural jobs are l o c at e d ,” C A H RC s a i d o n i t s website.

• Idealist: cares deeply about people, co-operative, highly ethical, values beauty and poetry, seeks ideals, easily upset by disagreement, good people skills, empathetic


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• Rational: driven to learn how things work, efficient, skeptical of all ideas, values competence, bothered by wasted effort, questions authority, private, oblivious to schedules an agricultural goods. The swine industry is one of 11

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Farmer input wanted on best way to fund future pulse research SPG asks for opinions on how to negotiate new funding arrangement with U of S BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

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ers exclusive rights to new varieties. Growers at the regional meeting in Regina Feb. 5 heard that the cost of breeding new varieties is escalating and simply renewing the existing agreement isn’t likely to keep pace. “I think they need more revenue to have a better program,” said SPG director Gerrid Gust, who led the session on funding. “As far as exactly as it’s been in the past, that’s unlikely.” Attendees were asked for their thoughts on end point royalties as an option. “Paying on production I think is a positive as long as the paperwork doesn’t get so onerous on delivery that it isn’t one of these government type programs,” said one farmer. If everyone pays the same percentage, it is fair, he said. Another noted that end point ro y a l t i e s c o u l d o p e n u p t h e research to private companies. Gust said that is a possibility but perhaps not for all pulse crops. He said there are pea breeders who don’t work in Saskatchewan because of the agreement with the CDC, but he questioned whether a company would work with small green lentils, for example. He said private companies were not lobbying SPG for a different arrangement. “Unequivocally no, we’re not being lobbied,” he said in response to an audience question, adding there is indirect lobbying but not a concerted effort. Others raised concerns about end point royalty money not necessarily being used for breeding, a potential lack of spending on smaller, niche varieties and benefits no longer accruing to growers. “This is definitely the start of a discussion,” Gust said. “We’re not making any decisions today.” He said SPG also needs to know what the CDC needs. “We can’t give them breeding money and end point royalties,” he said. Gust added there are still many questions to be answered, including how to leverage more money from Alberta growers. More consultation will take place. The agreement with CDC has been in place since 1997 and renewed a couple of times.




Plant protein not competing against beef: processor BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

SASKATOON — The beef sector shouldn’t look at pulses as competition in the protein market, says the president of AGT Food and Ingredients, one of the largest pulse processors in the world. Murad Al-Katib told people attending the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference that there is more than enough protein demand to go around. “I don’t think it’s an either-or,” he said. “We both have more than enough to grab.” He said Saskatchewan should be the first stop on the protein highway. “Protein demand is what the world is going to talk about for the next 40 years,” he said, and Asia is really where the opportunity lies. Middle class consumer spending there totals $32.9 trillion, Al-Katib said, and meat consumption is growing at three percent annually. He said while the large population there presents an obvious market the income growth within that population is a bigger driver. “What do you do when you make a lot more money? You go out and you buy a really good steak, don’t you? That’s what they do too,” said Al-Katib. China spends about $300 billion per year on meat and that is rising three to four percent annually. AlKatib said that is $9 to $12 billion per year for an estimated 50 years. The beef sector has to figure out how to gain its piece of that increasing market share. He pointed to an Ontario company that went from zero to $18 million in sales last year by selling vacuum-packed frozen beef steaks online to China. Online sales are the future, he said, and the industry has to be ready for that. Al-Katib also said every successful pulse milling industry in the world has co-products and byproducts that are going into animal feed to build successful livestock operations. In China, millers extract starch from one million tonnes of peas and feed the remaining protein to livestock. “We’re going to do that here, too,” he said. “We need to do more in domestic milling.” He also said that he doesn’t believe vegetable protein replaces meat protein or vice versa. “It’s a protein industry,” he said. “It’s not about replacement.” AGT is working with the Canadian Feed Research Centre on opportunities to move co-products and byproducts into the beef industry to create a reliable, consistent, cost-effective beef. Al-Katib said rather than worrying about competing with plant protein, the livestock sector should be worrying about how to feed ani-



mals to meet the demand. He said he doesn’t believe consumers will actually turn to synthetic laboratory-produced meat but there are moves toward insectbased protein and more plantbased protein. “The consumer resolve isn’t very

strong,” he said. “I think the norm is more a flexitarian type of diet.” Al-Katib, who heads the Protein Innovation Canada supercluster project as well as the national agrifood strategy roundtable, said he sees a future for all proteins. “I think there’s this weird agricultural adversarial thing going on,” he said. “I think we’ve got to recognize we have a protein sector and there’s an advantage for everybody to look at how we brand Canada as the protein giant.” While the supercluster application is backed by the plant protein sector, he said there will be opportunities in phase two for the livestock sector to put its money where its mouth is.

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What you need to know about risk vs. hazard The head of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society tries to educate those who want to know more about science BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Joe Schwarcz says confusion and bewilderment has created panic among the public about what they should be eating. | KAREN BRIERE PHOTO

SASKATOON — So many myths, so little time to debunk them all. But Joe Schwarcz, who heads McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, routinely tries to educate those who want to learn more about science. He hosts the Dr. Joe Show on radio in Montreal and has written 16 books. Recently, he spoke at the

Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. He said constant confusion and bewilderment has created panic among the public about what they should be eating. Meat is a particular lightning rod thanks to organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “PETA is one of the most unethical organizations I’ve ever come across,� Schwarcz told the confer-



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France bans ‘buy one get one free’ food deals Farmers welcome move as they complain about being hit by retail price wars that help consumers but not them PA R I S, F ra n c e ( R e u t e r s ) — France plans to ban “buy one, get one free” offers on food products in supermarkets to guarantee better income to struggling farmers, in a move that could also test President Emmanuel Macron’s free-market credentials. The move is part of a wider food

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and farming bill, presented to cabinet Jan. 31, which aims to raise regulated minimum food prices and limit bargain sales in France, the European Union’s largest farm producer. Farmers, an important constituency in French politics, have long complained about being hit by a price war between retailers that they say benefits consumers but hurts producers. “It will be a breath of fresh air for retailers, who will be able to trim their margins on other products and pay producers better,” Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert told reporters, adding that non-food products would not be affected.

It will be a breath of fresh air for retailers, who will be able to trim their margins on other products and pay producers better. STEPHANE TRAVERT FRENCH AGRICULTURAL MINISTER

Banning “buy one, get one free” bargains, which are less common in France than in countries such as Britain, will also help fight against food waste, he said. The proposed legislation will effectively prohibit “buy one, get one free” offers by barring super-

markets from making discounts of more than 34 percent. But “buy two, get one free” discounts would still be allowed, Travert said. Eight months into Macron’s presidency, the move shows the new government’s interventionist instincts despite the 40-year old president’s campaign promises to cut red tape and liberalize the French economy. But it comes after hefty discounts of up to 70 percent on products such as Nutella, a chocolate-andhazelnut spread very popular in France, caused brawls in a chain of supermarkets recently. On Jan. 31, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he had com-

plained to the chief executive officer of the Intermarché supermarket chain, where shoppers again fought over discounted products, this time for diapers and coffee. “I told him this can’t happen again, that we can’t see these kind of scenes in France every five minutes,” Le Maire said. Intermarché did not immediately return a request for comment. Selling at a loss is forbidden in France. The new measures, which also include a 10 percent increase in the regulated threshold at which retailers are allowed to sell a product, will be put in place for a trial period of two years.

Russian grain exports expected to set record MOSCOW, Russia (Reuters) — Warm winter weather and fewer storm disruptions at ports have pushed expectations for Russia’s 2017-18 grain exports to record levels, w ith room for fur ther increases, analysts and industry players said. The previously forecast 45 million tonnes of exports in the 201718 marketing year, which began on July 1, was seen by some as the limit of capacity for one of the world’s biggest grain exporters. However, most recent estimates have consolidated at about 47 million tonnes and on Feb. 1 agriculture consultancy Sovecon upgraded its forecast to 48 million tonnes. “In theory, it could be up to 50 million tonnes or even higher,” said SovEcon’s Andrey Sizov. Exports have been helped by warm winter weather in Russia’s Azov Sea ports and later than usual use of ice escorts, which slow supplies and make shipments more expensive, he said. There have also been fewer storms affecting Black Sea ports, and farmers squeezed by low domestic prices are less willing to hold back on sales ahead of the start of spring sowing. Black Sea ports are showing “an unprecedented level of activity,” said Dmitry Rylko at IKAR, another Moscow agriculture consultancy. Arkady Zlochevsky, the head of the Grain Union lobby group for non-state farmers, expects Russia’s grain exports to reach 47 million tonnes this season. “ Bu t w e c a n d o 5 0 ( m i l l i o n tonnes) if market conditions allow,” he said, adding that further increases beyond that point will be limited by bottlenecks in transportation infrastructure. Russia exported 29.8 million tonnes of grain between July 1 and Jan. 24, up 35 percent on the same period in the previous season, data from the agriculture ministry show.

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130 MISC. SEMI TRAILERS, flatdecks, lowbeds, dump trailers, jeeps, tankers, etc. Check for pictures and prices. 306-222-2413, Saskatoon, SK. BEHNKE DROP DECK semi style and pintle hitch sprayer trailers. Air ride, 2018 SUNDOWNER Rancher 24’ stock trail- 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 : er, 2 gates, #6105, $25,900. Shop online 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. 24/7 at: 1-866-346-3148 NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 2008 CONVEY-ALL CST-32, 4 comp, farm2007 DOEPKER TRI-AXLE end dump trailer, years body and paint experience. We do er owned, 1 owner, exc. cond., air ride. drop back axle, excellent shape, $45,000. metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to 780-206-1234, Barrhead. 780-349-1529, Westlock, AB. daycab conversions. Sandblasting and paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. GRAIN TRAILER 40' TA, alum., air ride, NEW 2015 ROCKWOOD Roo 17' Hybrid w/ Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop recent tarp, no fert., low kms., very good Sapphire package Sleeps 6 and features shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. power awning, power jack, solar ready, cond. $28,000. 306-276-2080, Nipawin, SK. heated beds, AC, full size fridge, bathtub/ 2010 DAKOTA 38’, all aluminum TA, shower, LED lighting, outdoor shower, $29,800; 2010 Lode-King 28’ tri-axle lead, outdoor speakers lots of storage. Includes $24,000; A-Train wagon, $2900, Saskahitch & sway bars, two propane tanks, dual toon, SK., 306-222-2413. Pictures online batteries, TV, all power adapters and outdoor BBQ. GVWR 3854 lb.(1748 kg), DELIVERY AVAILABLE ON ALL TRAILERS. Full line-up of Wilson Trailers also $22,000. 403-404-0489, Kincaid, SK. PRAIRIE SANDBLASTING & PAINTING. available in BC! Call for more info on get- 1981 NEIL’S 61’ double drop flat deck, Trailer overhauls and repairs, alum. slopes ting a trailer delivered to you! With almost snap-off neck, 36’ working deck, $7000; and trailer repairs, tarps, insurance claims, 2 decades of Sales & Service, we will not 1998 Trailtech tandem 12’ sprayer trailer, and trailer sales. Epoxy paint. Agriculture be undersold! Call 1-888-641-4508, Bassa- $8000. Call 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB. and commercial. Satisfaction guaranteed. no, AB., 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK. 2008 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailer, alHOT DEAL! New 2018 Berg’s 45’ tri-axle, um. rims, lifting axle, valid safety, road 20’ DURALITE ALUMINUM tandem axle air ride, 98”H, gauges, tarp, loaded, financ- ready! Very good condition, $64,000. stock trailer, w/two gates, mint condition. ing, $51,900. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 306-277-4503, Gronlid, SK. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.




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TWO 2004 PETERBILT 378's: Cat C-15 twin turbo 475 HP, Fuller 18 speed, new rubber and safety. 715,000 kms, $50,000. OBO. Call 403-899-0570, Strathmore, AB. or email:

2013 F-550 CREW CAB, V10, gas, 4x4, in showroom condition. Truck c/w 4500L transport compliant fuel tank w/35 gal./min. pump and hose reel, 400L DEF tank w/pump and hose reel. Also lots of tool box storage and field lighting. Also has JD Welderator with compressor. 306-231-8060, Englefeld, SK. 2001 FREIGHTLINER FL80 S/A, 3126 Cat, Allison auto (serviced and greenlight by Allison dealer), 300,000 kms., fresh safety, nice unit, $29,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

1994 WESTERN STAR 4964F Crane truck, 584,000 kms., T/A, Cat 3406, Eaton 18 spd., Ferrari 8300 Kg crane, fresh safety, $19,800. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit: VACUUM SEPTIC TRUCK: 1996 Mack tandem, 3000 gal. tank, hoist, rear open door, 1200 Fruitland pump, new tires, $38,000. Smith Ind. 306-373-7622, Saskatoon, SK.

2010 SUBURBAN, loaded, leather, DVD, seats 8, 172,000 kms, $22,500. Call 306-698-7787, Wolseley, SK. 2014 SUBARU FORESTER, venetian red pearl/black, 2.0 turbo, 58,943 kms., $29,995!! 1-877-373-2662, DL#914077,

2006 WESTERN STAR 4900, 500 series 60, 18 spd., 46 rears, new rear 24.5 rubber, CANADA’S AG-ONLY 2015 DODGE RAM 3500, crew, Longhorn, fresh safety, 1.1M kms, $49,900. Cam-Don LISTINGS GIANT 6.7L Dually, Aisin auto., 58,500 kms, Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. $59,995. Hendry’s Chrysler 306-528-2171, Nokomis, SK. DL #907140. SUBARU ONCE A YEAR Demo Sale, own the best of the best for less! Great selection to choose from! 1-877-373-2662, DL#914077 1975 DODGE 800, Nordic hoist, 52,000 GVW, 1200 front, 1000 rear, Lux box (18Lx4Hx8), 4x5 speed, asking $7500. 306-423-5444, Domremy, SK. 2015 SUBARU XV, crystal white, black heated lthr, NAV, dual climate ctrl, sunroof, 19 kms., $27,495! 1-877-373-2662 DL#914077 2007 FREIGHTLINER CENTURY Class, 500 HP Detroit 60 series 18 spd., heavy spec WANTED: OLDER 1 ton truck w/hoist, duunit, 500,000 kms. read off computer, als & PS. Must be in reasonable condition. fresh safety, $29,900. Cam-Don Motors Call Ernie 306-220-2191, Saskatoon, SK. Ltd, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

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2012 MACK CXU613 day-cab, Mack MP8, 455HP, Eaton 13 spd., $39,900. DL#1679. Norm 204-761-7797, Brandon, MB.

2001 FREIGHTLINER AUTO shift with 2015 pup, both MB safetied Dec. '17. Truck has electric tarp, remote lift and end gate, new brakes & drums (Fall 2016), all new tires (May 2017), 830,312 miles. Cancade pup used little, approx. 2500 miles, manual tarp, remote tail gate and lift, spring ride. Both units come with hydraulic cross augers, $76,000. 204-648-3292, Dauphin, MB. 2007 KENWORTH T800; 2005 IHC 9200; 2007 Macks. All with Eaton AutoShift, new CIM grain boxes, new Sask. safeties. Call Allan at: 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. Website: DL#316542 2007 MACK GRANITE, 380 Mack, 13 spd., heavy axles, long enough for grain box, gravel or decks, clean western truck, last year before all of the emissions $26,000 OBO. Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. ALLISON AUTOMATIC TRUCKS: Several trucks with auto. trans. available with C&C or grain or gravel box. Starting at $19,900; Call K&L Equipment, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. DL #910885. AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784. 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: YEAR END GRAIN TRUCK CLEARANCE! 2007 Mack 400 HP, Mack eng., AutoShift, A/T/C, new 20’ BH&T, new RR tires, 716,000 kms., exc shape, was $67,500, NOW $63,500; 2007 IH 9200 ISX Cummins, 430 HP, AutoShift, alum. wheels, new 20’ BH&T, fully loaded, 1M kms., real nice shape, was $67,500, NOW $63,500; 2009 Mack CH613, 430HP Mack, 10 spd., 3 pedal AutoShift, new 20’ BH&T, alum. wheels, 1.4M kms. has eng. bearing roll done, nice shape, was $69,500, NOW $65,500; 2007 Kenworth T600, C13 Cat 425 HP, 13 spd., AutoShift, new 20’ BH&T, alum. wheels, new paint, 1.0M kms., excellent truck, was $71,500, NOW $67,500; 1996 Midland 24’ tandem grain pup, stiff pole, completely rebuilt, new paint, new brakes, excellent tries, was $18,500, NOW $16,500; 1999 IH 4700 S/A w/17’ steel flat deck, 230,000 kms., IH 7.3 diesel, 10 spd., good tires, was $19,500, NOW $18,000; 2005 IH 9200 tractor, ISX 430 HP Cummins, 13 spd., alum. wheels, flat top sleeper, good rubber, was $22,500, NOW $19,500. All trucks SK. safetied. Trades considered. Arborfield SK., Phone Merv at 306-276-7518 res., 306-767-2616 cell. DL #906768.

2005 WESTERN STAR w/sleeper, 18 spd., C15, low kms, w/cement blower, $50,000. 204-376-5194, 204-641-2408, Arborg, MB. 2008 PETERBILT 386, yellow, daycab, 18 spd., 850,000 kms., 46k rears full locks, vg cond., $24,900. 780-206-1234, Barrhead. CANADA’S AG-ONLY LISTINGS GIANT

ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, in stock. Custom sizes & log siding on order. V&R Sawing 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK.

2011 FREIGHTLINER DAY-CAB, Detroit DD15, 455 HP, 13 spd., 12 front, 40 rear, 175” WB, 715,800 kms., $44,900. DL# 1679. Norm 204-761-7797, Brandon, MB.

CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no exposed screws to leak or metal overlaps. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, churches, pig barns, commercial, arch rib building and residential roofing; also available in Snap Lock. 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK.

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2013 Volvo 630

D16 XE 500 h.p., I Shift, 46,000 rears, Full lockers, Only 159,400 km, Factory Gold Engine warranty. $125,000

D13 500 h.p., I-shift, 46,000 rears, Full lockers, 730,000 kms

2009 Volvo 730 D13, 430 h.p., I Shift Automated, 12 & 40, Very Clean, 966,000 km. $39,000 2011 Volvo 430 42” Flat Top Sleeper, D13 475 h.p., 15 spd, 12 & 40’s, Full Locking Differentials. $45,000 2013 Volvo 630 D16 550 h.p., 18 spd, 46,000 rears, Full Lockers, Moose Bumper


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2014 Cascadia’s DD13 450 h.p., 18 spd, 12 & 40’s 733,000 km, New Drive tires

Starting at $59,000 2013 VNL 630

D13, 455 h.p., 12+40’s, I Shift, New Head, New Injectors


2016 Volvo 730 D13, 500, I Shift, 46,000 Rears, Lockers, AliArc Bumper, Product Pump, 279,000 km. $129,000

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3 PICTURE WINDOWS for sale, triple pane Low-E, 62� square with 2 casement windows for venting on top third. $850 each, 2002 CASE 689G Telehandler, 9000 stored inside. 306-375-2910, ext. 704 or lbs., 40’ reach, Perkins diesel, 4WD, 4W 307, Kyle, SK. steer, 8115 hrs., runs well, $19,900. 1-800-667-4515, 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! Contact Paul 306-641-5464 or Ladimer 306-795-7779. Located in Yorkton, SK. FUTURE STEEL BUILDING: Model X3218, 36’Lx32’Wx18’H, $18,000 OBO. Call Rick 780-201-0995, Cold Lake, AB.

SELLING DUE TO HEALTH: Industry leading header loss shield. Price includes existing inventory. Canadian and US patents good until 2032. Jig tables and templates. Current owner will train in the manufacturing and marketing processes. This is a perfect diversification opportunity for a large family farm or a Hutterite colony. Call Bill at 306-726-7977, Southey, SK. WELDING AND MACHINE SHOP: Owner wanting to retire after 38 years. Established clientele. Located in Maple Creek, SK, close to Cypress Hills Park. Serious inquiries only. Phone Dale at 306-662-2727, 306-662-7522, or 306-662-2398. SUITE BUSINESS SERVICES: Helping small businesses to start, grow and sell their business. Small businesses for sale, from $50,000 to $500,000. Phone or text Bert, 306-664-BERT(2378).

RESTAURANT FOR LEASE! Fully stocked, chairs, cooking equipment, dishwasher, dishes, etc. Located at the Western Budget Motel in Bonnyville, AB. Call Larry at 780-612-8884. BUSINESS FOR SALE, $120,000. Offers great growth opportunity in consumer and pet industry. Saskatoon, SK. Call Bert 306-664-BERT(2378). FARM LOSSES FOR SALE: A longstanding farm has now ceased operations and has substantial operating losses in a #’d company available for purchase and utilization by another farming operation. These losses can be used to offset farm income and/or farm sale capital gains, $97,500. Phone 250-999-4777, LOOKING FOR A Profitable Business? Berg’s Hatchery in Russell, MB. hatches and distributes close to a million chicks a year. In business since 1953. Incl. land, buildings and equipment. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson, 204-773-6797, NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate. MLSŽ 1711944

NEED A LOAN? Own farmland? Bank says no? If yes to above three, call 1-866-405-1228, Calgary, AB. 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. Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. Management Group for all your borrowing and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Regina, SK.

HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, custom conversions available. Looking for Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., 2008 G940 TANDEM drive articulated, Vol- 306-231-7318, 306-682-4520 Muenster SK vo D7E eng., net 165 HP, HTE 1160, shut- REDUCED TO CLEAR, partial listing only, tle auto shift trans. (11 fwd, 6 rvs), 14’ much, much more!! 1990 Ford HWY tracmold board, 5688 hrs., $74,800. DL#1679. tor with 50 T-winch, 3406 engine; 1985 Norm 204-761-7797, Brandon, MB. Mack dump truck, 18’ box; 1985 Mack 2003 BOBCAT S175, 3821 hrs., very good dump truck, 16’ box; 1985 IH S1900 12’ condition, $17,500. Call 306-367-4326, blade & 13’ box; 2-1986 Ford 9000 HWY tractor; 1986 GMC fuel tanker truck; 1986 Pilger, SK. GMC tandem dump truck; 2003 IH 4300 dump truck; 2006 GMC 1500 V6 ext. cab, only 40,000 miles; 2-FWD 4x4 trucks with snowblowers, gas & diesel engines; 3-Sicard 4x4 trucks with v-plow and side wing, NH 250 Cummins diesel; 4-Oshkosh 4x4 trucks with snow plows and side wing, auto trans., diesel; Ford 800 truck, diesel, with box; IH deck truck, crew cab, DT466 diesel; Full tandem, 8 1/2x16 1/2 deck, large; Fassi crane, rear hyd. winch; Ford 8000 tandem, with near new 140 Hiab crane; 1995 Ford flat deck truck, gas; 1979 IH Cargo Star 1950B with 15’ van, DT466, only 34,000 kms; 2-100’ ladder trucks; 10fire engines; Parting out over 25 graders, 1981 CHAMPION 740A (articulated), 671 new and used parts, big discounts. 2 yards std., 16’ moldboard, 90% radial drive tires, over 50 acres of dismantled equipment. new cutting edge, lights & brakes work, Cambrian Equipment Sales, 494 Panet 4827 hrs. showing, ex gov’t unit from Pro- Road, Winnipeg, MB. Ph. 204-667-2867 or vincial park, LED work lights, $17,900. fax: 204-667-2932 Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212 Perdue SK RECLAMATION CONTRACTORS: Bigham ALLIS HD16 PARTS for models: B, D, DP, 3 and 4 leg mechanical trip 3 PTH Paratills A. Good stock, large variety. 306-873-5675 in stock; Parts for Bigham & Tye paratills; or ph/text 306-873-7506, Tisdale, SK. 6 & 8 leg paratills available for farm use. 1999 JOHNSTON STREET Sweeper, 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. 16,126 miles/3037 hrs., Cummins 4 cyl., SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Buckets, rock hyd. pump, $12,900. 1-800-667-4515, buckets, grapples, weld-on plates, hyd. gers, brush cutters and more large stock. 2011 KOMATSU TC308 excavator, hyd. Top quality equipment, quality welding thumb, guarding, very clean, 5300 hrs., and sales. Call Darcy at 306-731-3009, 306-731-8195, Craven, SK. $140,000. Randy 780-983-0936, Camrose D6R LGP CRAWLER Tractor, 9000 hrs, 90% CAT D4 comes w/6 way hyd. dozer, draw UC, angle dozer, winch, fully guarded, bar, full canopy, low hrs, one owner ma$110,000. Randy 780-983-0936, Westlock. chine, $19,000. 780-983-0936, Clyde, AB. D8K CAT DIRT DOZER, 4 barrel ripper, un- PULL BEHIND GRADER, Richardson Hidercarriage is 80-90%, excellent condition. boy, on rubber tires, has hydraulics, $1600 204-739-3494, Oak Point, MB. OBO. 306-460-9027, Flaxcombe, SK. 1997 CAT D6M LGP dozer, undercarriage 80%, 28� pads, 3 shank hyd. ripper, ROPS w/cage, 19,204 hrs., $69,800. 1-800-667-4515, VOLVO G970 GRADER for sale: The RM of Pense No.160 has for sale one 2012 Volvo G970 with 5345 hours, 14' Moldboard with LH & RH extensions, 20.5R25 tires with front and rear fenders. Complete warranty checkup done at 5344 hrs. Harness and Dozer along with double beacon not included and will be removed prior to sale, excellent condition, $130,000. 306-345-2424, Pense, SK.

BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective way to clear land. Four season service, competitive rates, 275 HP unit, also avail. trackhoe with thumb, multiple bucket attachments. Bury rock and brush piles and fence line clearing. Borysiuk Contracting Inc., Prince Albert, SK., 306-960-3804.

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MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. 2007 CAT D6N LGP Dozer, new underCall today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: carriage, 34� pads, diff. steer, 6-way blade, 16,131 hrs., $94,900. 1-800-667-4515, NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and 2005 CAT 930G wheel loader, c/w Quickv 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 Attach forks and bucket, 12,000 hrs. Call 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. Randy at 780-983-0936, Clyde, AB.

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ELECTRICAL EQUIPTMENT: 2 - Square D , 600 volt/600 amp, 3 phase, 4 wire, type 3R, outdoor disconnect switches (new); 2 Square D, 600 volt/100 amp, 3 phase, type 3R, outdoor disconnect switches (new); 1480' T&B alum. cable tray (new); 1240' royal grey 6" PVC conduit (new); 8 x 6" PVC, 90 degree bends (new), all for $17,500. 204-330-0623, Winnipeg, MB.

ISX871 CUMMINS ENGINE, CPL 2733, 485 HP, good running,, sold with 90 day major castings warranty $15,985. On Track Company Inc. 780-672-6868, Camrose, AB SPECIAL ENGINE PRICING, 2 yr. warranty drop in units: 7.3 Ford DT466E. 230 IHC ISB 5.9 Cummins 3126/C7. On Track Company Inc. 780-672-6868, Camrose, AB C7 INDUSTRIAL CAT engine fits 950 loader, factory rebuild. Sold with warranty, $21,885 exchange. On Track Company Inc. at 780-672-6868, Camrose, AB.

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.


2006 KOMATSU D65 EX-15. Approx. 5950 org. hrs., 24� pads, straight tilt blade, 3 tooth ripper, excellent working cond., very good UC, $139.500. Bush canopy available. Trades considered (warranty). Can deliver. Call 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. KELLO/ ROME/ TOWNER/ KEWANEE disc blades and bearings: 22� to 36� Ingersoll notched. Oilbath, regreaseable and ball bearings to service all makes of construction and ag. discs. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB.

3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. WANTED DIESEL CORES: ISX and N14 Cummins, C15 Cats, Detroits Ddec 3, 4, DD15. Can-Am Truck 1-800-938-3323. DIESEL ENGINES, OVERHAUL kits and parts for most makes. Cat, CIH, Cummins, Detroit, Mack. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts and Service phone: 306-543-8377, fax: 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. USED, REBUILT or NEW engines. Specializing in Cummins, have all makes, large inventory of parts, re-powering is our specialty. 1-877-557-3797, Ponoka, AB. 290 CUMMINS, 350 Detroit, 671 Detroit, Series 60 cores. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK


  =DNV%XLOGLQJFRP POLE BARNS, WOODSTEEL packages, hog, chicken and dairy barns. Construction and concrete crews available. Mel or Scott, MR Steel Construction, 306-978-0315, Hague, SK.

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INSULATED FARM SHOP packages or built on site, for early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: STRAIGHT WALL BUILDING packages or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: STEEL CLADDING: New Grade A, 3/4� high rib, 29 gauge Galvalume, White-White and a wide selection of colours for sale. Cut to your length! All accessories available. Call Prairie Steel, Clavet, SK. 1-888-398-7150, or email: AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. WOOD POST BUILDING packages or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website:


Post Buildings - 6x6 solid treated posts 4’ o.c., coloured 28 gauge metal on roof and walls, 4’ o.c. engineered trusses, all trims and fasteners included, taxes and delivery extra. 50x160x16’ - c/w 2 - 36� walk in doors, 20x14 commercial R16 overhead door ...................................... $51,353.20 32x48x16’ - c/w 1- 36� walk in door, 16x14 commercial R16 overhead door ...................................... $15,757.67 Dimensional Frame Buildings - 2x6 premium spruce studs 16� o.c., coloured 28 gauge metal on roof and walls, 4’ o.c. engineered trusses, all trims and fasteners included, taxes and delivery extra. 40x88x16’ - c/w 1- 36� walk in door, 20x14 commercial R16 overhead door ...................................... $26,569.48 Phone with your building size requirements for a free estimate.

#1 METAL CLADDING Many types and profiles available. Farm and Industrial, galvanized, galvalume, and colored, 26, 28, 29 & 30 gauge metal. ~ PHONE FOR PRICING ~

INSULATED FARM SHOP packages or built on site, for early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: STRAIGHT WALL BUILDING packages or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: ARM RIVER POLE BUILDINGS, 40’x60’ to 80’x300’, Sask. only. Call 306-731-2066, Lumsden, SK.,

GRAIN BIN INSTALLATION. Large diameter bin setup, concrete, and repairs. Now booking Spring 2018. Quadra Development Corp., 1-800-249-2708. BIN MOVING, all sizes up to 19’ diameter, w/wo floors; Also move liquid fert. tanks. 306-629-3324, 306-741-9059, Morse, SK.


INTERNATIONAL CLOSED DOOR baler, model NA1450; 2 hydraulic pin presses; 1 portable hydraulic track press; 3 Goodman battery locomotive carts w/hundreds of feet of track. Cambrian Equipment Sales, Winnipeg, MB. (Ph) 204-667-2867 or (Fax) 204-667-2932.



CLIFF’S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some 2014 VOLVO G970, $195,000. Please call 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 . 306-554-2202, Hanley, SK. 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. EXCAVATOR BUCKETS, various shapes 2005 CAT 420 BACKHOE, 1310 original and sizes for different excavators. Call hrs., $58,000 OBO. Located near Medicine 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. Hat, AB., 306-563-8482 2013 VOLVO G970, 4837 hrs., $150,000. WANTED: MOBILE EXCAVATOR w/rubber 306-544-2202, Hanley, SK. tires, similar to medium sized track hoe. 306-304-1959, Meadow Lake, SK


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

Estevan, SK .............. 306-634-5111 McLean, SK .............. 306-699-7284 Tisdale, SK ............... 306-873-4438

JAYLOR TMR MIXER 5575, 16 months old, excellent condition, $32,000. Please call 2008 JD 850J WLT crawler dozer, c/w 204-526-0390, St. Alphonse, MB. ROP’S, 12’ 6-way blade, SBG pads, 8700 hrs., $95,000. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB.

MOBILE GRAIN/SEED CLEANING SERVICE, 400 - 600 bu/hr capacity cleaning cereals & pulses. Call Marc at MAC Seed Services to book your appointment. 306-716-2269, Saskatoon REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’, $2000; 160x60x14’, $2950; 180x60x14’, $3450; 200x60x14’, $3950. Larger sizes avail. Travel incl. in SK. See us on FB at saskdugouts. 306-222-8054, Saskatoon SK

FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL motor sales, service and parts. Also sale of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of pumps and phase converters, etc. Tisdale Motor Rewinding 1984 Ltd., 306-873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A111th Ave., Tisdale, SK. Website:

WINTER SPECIAL: All post & stud frame farm buildings. Choose sliding doors, overhead doors or bi-fold doors. New-Tech Construction Ltd 306-220-2749, Hague, SK WOOD POST BUILDING packages or built 1978 CHAMPION 740, 671 std., 16’ mold- o n s i t e . F o r e a r l y b o o k i n g c a l l board, scarifier, new Goodyear drive tires, 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: new cutting edge, 6379 hrs. showing, lights & brakes work, ex. gov’t unit from Provincial park, $12,900. Cam-Don Motors, WOOD COUNTRY 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

MOVE YOUR DIRT real cheap! Low prices! (3) Cat 641 motor 28 yard scrapers; Cat 235 excavator w/digging bucket, not used in 5 yrs.; Cat D9-G hyd. dozer w/tow winch; (2) Cat 980B loaders w/bucket; Cat 977-K loader. Equipment of all types. New & used parts. 2 yards over 50 acres. Cambrian Equipment Sales, Winnipeg, MB. (Ph) 204-667-2867 or (Fax) 204-667-2932.

HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 80, and 435, 4 to 30 yd. available. Rebuilt for years of trouble-free service. Lever Holdings Inc. 306-682-3332 Muenster, SK. 2 ONLY! Cat D6R LGP; And 1 only! D6H LGP crawler tractors, $80,000/ea; 2005 JD 700J LGP crawler w/6-way dozer, EROPS, 4000 hrs., $82,500; 1998 Cat 963B LGP crawler loader, 2.5 cu. yd., EROPS, air, heat, $32,500. Robert Harris, Gimli, MB. toll free: 1-877-614-4203, or cell: 204-470-5493. For details & pics of all our equipment: LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom CASE 2870 w/Degelman dozer; Fassi hyd. arm & 10’ 1-ton steel deck. hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. 306-304-1959, Meadow Lake, SK. JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster with 400 HP, serving Saskatchewan. Call 306-334-2232, 306-332-7332, Balcarres.

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.


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 cone and steel floor requirements contact: Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin, SK. Toll free: 1-888-304-2837.




STRAIGHT WALL 40’ X 60’ X 16’ Rigid frame building available for small retail outlets to large industrial facilities. This size for only $34,518.

ALPINE 32’ X 50’ X 18’ Includes framed opening for 14x14 overhead & 4’x7’, service door, excellent shop or storage building, comes with foundation drawings & manuals, delivered to most areas. Only $16,500.





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FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS: 360011,000 US gal. Pick up at factory. Call 306-253-4343 while supplies last.

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NH3 CONVERSION KIT/PUMP. Fits 66’ Bourgault air seeder, $13,000. Call Phil Stewart, 780-813-0131, Vermilion, AB.

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20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335. 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK. 306-933-0436.


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RM45 MERIDIAN, $35,000; RM55 Meridian, $36,500; 1645 TL Convey-All, $29,500. Call 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg.

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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.

CONTAINERS FOR SALE OR RENT: All sizes. Now in stock: 53’ steel and insulated POLY GRAIN BINS, 40 to 150 bu. for grain stainless steel. 306-861-1102 Radville, SK. cleaning, feed, fertilizer and left over treated seed. Call 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK.

TIM’S CUSTOM BIN MOVING and Hauling Inc. Up to 22’ diameter. 204-362-7103 BOOK NOW, TAKE DELIVERY, DON’T PAY UNTIL NOVEMBER, 2018. Top quality MERIDIAN bins. Price includes: skid, ladders to ground, manhole, set-up and delivery within set radius. Meridian Hopper Combo S P E C I A L : 5000 bu., $14,990. We manufacture 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 & models of bins. Leasing available. Hoffart Services Inc., 306-957-2033, Odessa, SK.

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 306-757-2828, Regina, SK. SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Saskatoon, SK. 20’ and 40’ SHIPPING CONTAINERS and storage trailers. Large Sask. inventory. Phone 1-800-843-3984 or 306-781-2600.

2012 CASE 4530, 3-bin, 70’ booms, 2000 hrs., ext. warranty, $145,000; 2011 4520 1-bin, 70’ booms, $143,000; 2010 Case 3520, 3-bin, 2670 hrs., $115,000; SPECIAL: 2010 Case 4520, 1-bin, 70’ booms, 1920 hrs., AutoSteer, $138,000; 2006 Case 4510, AutoSteer, FlexAir 70’ booms, 7400 hrs., $77,000; 2005 Case 4520 w/70’ FlexAir, 4000 hrs., $78,000; 2010 International New Leader G4, 3000 hrs., $88,000; 2004 Case 4010, 80’ SPRAYER, 7000 hrs., $58,000; 2002 Loral AirMax 1000, 70’ boom, $63,000; 2009 AgChem 3 wheeler, 4000 hrs., G-force spinner bed, $88,000; 2004 KBH Semi tender, self-contained, $32,500; 2009 and 2012 Merritt semi belt tender, self-contained, $33,500 and $44,000; 24 ton Wilmar tender beds, $18,500 ea; 2012 Wilmar Wrangler 4560, l o a d e r, 1 6 0 0 h r s . , b u c ke t a n d fo r k , $29,500; 18,000 gal. NH3 holding tank, $34,500. All USD prices. 406-576-3402 or 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. Visit online:

BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS and accessories available at Rosler Construction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK.

KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call 306-868-2199 or cell 306-868-7738.


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.





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NEVER CLIMB A BIN AGAIN! Full-bin Super Sensor, reliable hardwired with 2 year warranty; Magnetic Camera Pkg. - One man positioning of auger (even at night); Hopper Dropper - Unload your hopper bins without any mess; Wireless Magnetic LED Light - Position your swing auger at night from the comfort of your truck. Safety and convenience are the name of the game. Brownlees Trucking Inc Unity, SK., 306-228-2971, 1-877-228-5598 MERIDIAN TRUCKLOADING AUGERS TL10-39, loaded, $18,300 HD10-46, loaded, $19,500; HD10-59, loaded, $20,425; TL12-39, loaded with 37 EFI engine, $20,370. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK.

GRAIN HANDLING SYSTEM, 33,000 bu. w/ overhead rail car loading bin, 100' scale, grain dryer, warehouse and office, $99,500. MLS® L121191, 780-835-1992, Grimshaw, AB.


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: 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB.

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SMALL 5 IN 1 Harvey Gjesdal grain cleaner, vg cond., good for small seeds, priced to sell! 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. GJESDAL 5 IN 1 Rotary Seed Cleaner, good cond, hardly used, 306-867-8456, 306-867-7719, Glenside, SK.

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FEBRUARY CLEARANCE: New SLMD 1272 and HD10-53. Used augers: 2013 Sakundiak SLMD 1272, loaded, $14,800; Farm King 10x70 S/A, $6900; HD 8x39 w/20 HP Kohler and mover $6950. Also a dealer for Convey-All Conveyors. Leasing available! Call Dale at Mainway Farm Equipment, 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299, Davidson

2012 BRENT 882 Grain Cart, 850 bu., 1000 PTO, hydraulic spout, 500 bu./min., very good condition, $37,800 1-800-667-4515,

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USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS: 4-8T; New Loftness 8T; used Wilmar 16T tender. Call WESTERN GRAIN DRYER, mfg. of new 1-866-938-8537, Portage, MB. grain dryers w/advanced control systems. Updates for roof, tiers, auto moisture controller. Economic designed dryers avail. 1-888-288-6857, MERIDIAN GRAIN AUGERS available with self-propelled mover kits and bin CONT. FLOW BEHLEN M700, propane, sinsweeps. Call Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipaw- gle phase, good cond., Canola screens, in, SK. Toll free 1-888-304-2837. $10,000. 306-690-8105, Moose Jaw, SK. REMOTE CONTROL SWING AUGER 2004 PHOENIX GRAIN Dryer, 12 tier high, movers, trailer chute openers, endgate 24' long, c/w moisture controller, 2-60' and hoist systems, wireless full bin alarms, legs, 1 conveyor, spouting & 3-way valve. swing belt movers, wireless TractorCams, $185,000. 780-618-7377, St. Isidore, AB. motorized utility carts. All shipped directly to you. Safety, convenience, reliability. Kramble Industries at 306-933-2655, Saskatoon, SK. or



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1994 CIH 8825 Swather, 25', canola cutters, 2000 hrs., field ready, very good cond., $25,000. 701-263-7275, Sherwood, ND.

MERIDIAN AUGERS IN STOCK: swings, truck loading, Meridian SP movers. Call Hoffart Services Inc., Odessa, SK., 306-957-2033.

BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new and used sea containers, all sizes. 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK.

CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now available. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB.

2010 TERRAGATOR 8204 air spreader, dual bin, 70’ spread, 3960 engine hours, 204-368-2353, 204-841-3014, Arden, MB.

TIRES, TIRES, TIRES, Radial, Bias, New, Used. 20.8x42, 18.4x42, 20.8x38, 18.4x38, 20.8R34, 18.4x34, 900/60R32, 800/65R32, 24.5x32, 18.4x30, 23.1x30, 16.9x28, 28Lx26, 18.4x26, 19.5Lx24, 16.5x16.1, 18.4x16.1, and more! Semis, skid steers. Best price & value guaranteed! 1-800-667-4515, 2000 CIH 2388 w/1015 header, $55,000; 2004 2388 w/2015 PU header, $95,000; 2006 2388 w/2015 PU header, $110,000; 2002 2388 w/2015 PU header, $80,000; 2008 2588 w/2015 PU header, $135,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 2004 CIH 2388 w/2015 PU header, AFX rotor, lateral tilt feeder house, HHC, chopper, rock trap, grain tank ext., roll tarp, DMC II moisture tester, exc. cond, vg tires $65,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. BOOKING NORCAN SOYBEAN Common #1. Put the new big red in your shed, not the seed dealers! Buy a bigger Case/IH combine! Early discounts. Call Norcan Seeds, 204-372-6552, Fisher Branch, MB.

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2006 LEXION 590R, 1850 sep. hrs., 2900 eng. hrs., 4x4, loaded, $89,500 CAD OBO. Delivery available. 218-779-1710. Free delivery in AB-SK-MB (2) 2009 LEXION 585R Track Combines, CSA, fully auto, to run 24/7 1700 sep./2400 eng. hrs., 4x4, loaded, always shedded, exc. condition, $149,000 N/Gas or Propane, 277/480 3ph CAD OBO. Delivery avail. 218-779-1710. Customer Responsible for 2012 CLAAS/LEXION 740, 400 sep./700 Pad, Gas & Power hookup eng. hrs., 4x4, loaded, exc. cond, $215,000 “Twin it later for 2000 bu/hr” CAD OBO. Delivery avail. 218-779-1710. 2009 570R, like new, only 400 sep. hrs., 4x4, duals, excellent condition, $159,000 Ross Equip Ltd 1-800-661-7401 CAD OBO. 218-779-171. Delivery available. larry or PRICED TO SELL! Multiple Lexion 700 & 500 series combines. All in excellent condition. 218-779-1710. Delivery available. (4) 2012 760TT Terra Trac, 2000 sep. hrs., CONVEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, acces- nice condition, $159,000 CAD OBO; Also, sories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. ( 4 ) 1 2 0 0 4 0 ’ M a x F l e x h e a d e r s . 218-779-1710. Delivery available. FEED BLOWER SYSTEMS, Sales and Service. Piping, blower and airlock repairs. John Beukema 204-497-0029, Carman, MB 2007 NH CR9070, 1616 hrs., 16’ Swathmaster 76C, $129,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920, 2012 NH CR8090, 945 hrs., 15’ 790CP, hyd. float, 520/85R42 R1W duals, Redekop chopper, $219,000. Humboldt, SK., 2013 Highline 1400 bale mover, $22,000; 306-682-9920, 2011 Tubeline 5000 silage bale wrapper, 2012 NH CR9090 Elevation, 1200 hrs., $19,900. 306-768-7726, Carrot River, SK. AutoSteer, 650R42 duals, European-built, BALE SPEARS, high quality imported MacDon/CNH pickups and headers avail, from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, ex- $198,000. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit c e l l e n t p r i c i n g . C a l l n o w t o l l f r e e 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. 2003 NH CR940, 2588 hrs., chopper, BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all spreader, unload auger ext., 900/ 60R32 loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. fronts, headers/PU’s available, $49,800. 1-800-667-4515, Call now 1-866-443-7444. 2015 NH CR9.90, 581 hrs., 410 bu., 15’ 790CP, long auger, $419,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920, 2012 NH CX8090, 1234 hrs., 490 HP, 350 bu., 520/85R42 dual front, 600/65R28 rear, 790CP header, $239,000. Humboldt, SK. 306-682-9920, LIKE NEW CR9090, CR9080 and CR8090, all very low hours. Discounted prices, save $$$. Call 218-779-1710. Delivery available. 2014 NH CR9090, 1056 hrs., 790CP 15’ P U, $ 3 0 9 , 0 0 0 . H u m b o l d t , S K . , C a l l 306-682-9920 or visit

HART EMERSON UNIFLOW Model PK3 as- RECON 300/400. Cut drying time by pirator, good cond.; Gustafson seed treat- 35-65%. One pass with the optional er. 204-525-2480, Minitonas, MB. mounted tedder for fastest dry down. 2010 TERRAGATOR 8204 w/AirMax Preci- HARVEY GJESDAL 5-IN-1 high capacity ro- Crush stems and move swaths to dry 1990 JD 9500, 4140 sep. hrs., dual spd. sion 2 bed (2 bin), 4400 hrs., $93,500 tary seed cleaner, w/intake auger & extra ground. Make quality hay dry faster! cyl., chopper, chaff spreader, recent tires, 1-888-907-9182, all belts good, 912 PU. Taking offers. Call USD; 2014 Rogator 1300 AirMax, 60’ screens, $9000. 780-338-2280, Berwyn AB or text Wes at 306-587-7401, Cabri, SK. booms, 3220 hrs., $127,000; 2012 Ag- DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and Chem Rogator 1300, 2000 hrs., 120’ Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Call 204-857-8403, 2014 JD S690, 753 hrs., duals, Contourbooms, $152,000. Call 406-576-3402 or Portage la Prairie, MB. or visit online: 2010 JD A400, 1132 hrs., AutoSteer, 36’ Master, 2630 monitor, ProDrive, premium 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. Visit us on- c a b. J D / M a c D o n p i c k u p & h e a d e r s HB header, UII PU, new knife & guards, line at $289,900. 1-800-667-4515, SEED CLEANERS MOUNTED on trailer. $53,400. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit available, Clipper air screen, 6 indents, 45 KW gen- FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS: 3600- set, etc. 403-892-8377, Coalhurst, AB. 2010 JOHN DEERE 9870, 1568 eng, 1129 2009 CHALLENGER SP115C, 30’, Out- sep, 11,000 US gal. Pick up at factory. Call 615 PU, 6.9m auger, fine cut chopper, 3 0 6 - 2 5 3 - 4 3 4 3 w h i l e s u p p l i e s l a s t . CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to back AutoSteer, PU reel, roto-shears, Firestone tires, HD final drive, crop saver, mustard. Cert. organic and conventional. gauge wheels, 2356 hrs., $ 3 9 , 9 0 0 . Greenlight, exc. cond., $200,000 OBO. 1-800-667-4515, 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. 306-231-7802 or 306-231-3944, Lake Lenore, SK. 2011 JD 9770 STS, 900 sep. hrs., duals, Michel’s electric topper cover, Sunnybrook concave’s, Redekopp chopper blades, ConAuthorized Dealer PH: (306) 242-7767 tour Master, shedded, Greenlight each year, 615 PU, loaded, excellent. First FAX: (306) 242-7895 $228,000. 780-208-4808, Two Hills, AB. VISIT OUR WEBSITE MULTIPLE S-SERIES, 60 Series, 70 Series, OSLER, SASK. & Conventional Series JD combines, field ready, very low hours, various options in exc. cond., delivery avail. 218-779-1710.






H. Duty 8 leg cone c/w 18” port Painted cone inside & out DBL 4”x6” skid - Setup included Air Screen & 3hp/5hp Fan (Optional)

H. Duty 10 leg cone c/w 24” port Painted cone inside & out DBL 4”x6” skid - Setup included Air Screen & 5hp Fan (Optional)

3513 Bu. $11,800 + delivery 4920 Bu. $14,780 + delivery STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE: 4135 Bu. $12,800 + delivery UNSTIFFENED WALL 5999 Bu. $16,500 + delivery 19.5’ DIAMETER BIN H. Duty 12 leg cone c/w 24” port Painted cone inside & out Double 4”x8” skid Setup included (Saskatoon Area) Air Screen & 7hp Fan (Optional)



22’ DIAMETER BIN H. Duty 14 leg cone c/w 24” port Painted cone inside & out Setup included (Saskatoon Area) Triple 4”x6” skid (Optional) Air Screen & 10hp Fan (Optional)

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2013 JD S690, 757 hrs., GreenStar 3, 615P PU header, $279,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920, 2002 JD 9650, 5300 eng./3300 sep. hrs., walker, PRWD, c/w 914 PU, field ready, $53,000; 25' flex head w/air, like new, $15,000. 204-324-9300, Altona, MB. 1994 JD 9600 with 3900 threshing hrs., Sunnybrook cylinder, MAV chopper, new tires 5 years ago, asking $37,500; JD 930 rigid header including transport, $5000. Will sell both for $40,000. 306-989-4332, cell: 306-960-2160, Paddockwood, SK. 2013 JD S680 SP, 814 sep. hrs., variable speed feeder house for corn head, lateral tilt feeder house, Y&M meters, power folding grain tank ext., 520/85 R42 duals, 28 R26 rears, AutoTrac ready (just need receiver), no DEF req'd, exc. cond. $320,000 OBO. 204-799-7417, 204-612-1734, Rosser, MB. 9600 JD COMBINE w/PU table, 30’ JD 9000 rigid header, batt reels, serious inquiries only. 306-460-9027, Flaxcombe, SK 2013 JD S680, 847 hrs., 520/85R42 duals, 615P header, $255,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920,



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ISX871 Cummins Engine CPL 2733 485 HP. Qualified Good Running Take Out,. Sold with 90 Day Major Castings Warranty




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One owner truck. Mercedes MBE 330 HP, RYO11908LL, 14600 front, 40 rears, 4.63 ration w/lockers, 4600 lb. airliner Susp., 54,000 LB GVW, WB 254�, CA 186�, 12R225.5 front tires, 11R22.5 rear tires, 248,522 kms, Webasto heater, positive air shut-off. Unit has Alberta Safety and is ready for work. (We have vans/decks/grain boxes available for rigging)

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Stainless steel tank, DOT 407 SS, 57,000 lb Payload, 32,000 Litres, 14,860 kms, 0 Hours since last certification. Like new condition.



N14 Cummins, 435 HP, 18 spd trans, AC, 987,286 kms, low air leaf susp., D405, 40,000 lb, 3:90 ratio, 12,000 lb front axle, 11R22.5 front & rears, 190� wheel base, 98� cab to axle, dual 100 gal fuel tanks, air windows, tilt-telescopic steering column, new long life clutch. Fresh safety & serviced. Ready to work!



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450KW Marathon Genset

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21’ 676 Wireline Van

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‘11 Chev Silverado 1500 LT

628 hours since new, S60 diesel engine – inframed, load tested. Ready to work! Sold with warranty.

Series 60 515 HP, very low hrs on engine OH, Fuller 18 spd, 12/40’s 4:11 ratio w/lockers, Airliner suspension, 11R24.5 tires on alum wheels, WB 232�, CA 92�, 52000 lb GVW, Unit has fresh Alberta Safety!

Aluminum floors and walls, ceiling finished board, rear door 34�x72�, side door 26�x72�, O.D. 21’ x 100� x 102�, step rear bumper c/w reefer, heater, generator, PTO and hydraulic tank.


5.3L V8 Crew Cab 4x4, auto. trans., 248,262 km/154,263 miles, AM/FM/CD, cruise control, auto. headlights, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, grey cloth interior, air, front tow hooks. Unit has had mechanical fitness test inspection and all repairs completed!




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2013 JOHN DEERE S690







61’ contour, 12” spacing, paired row poly openers, 8370 tow between tank with 3rd tank 443 bushels, excellent shape




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1800 Hrs, High Flow, Leather, 620/42 Mich Triples, Excellent Condition.






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2011 JD 9770 STS, 615 PU, 850 sep. hrs., duals, Contour-Master, excellent condition, 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK.

COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and used parts for most makes of tractors, combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, Borden, SK. We buy machinery.

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2016 NEW HOLLAND 790CP Header, now $43,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920, JD FLEX PLATFORMS: 922 - 925 w/wo air; 630F - 635F w/wo air reel. CIH Flex Platforms: 1020 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/wo air reel - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/wo air reel; 2020 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/wo air reel - 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 3020 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. NH Flex: 973 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 74C 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 740CF 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air reel. Agco Flex Platforms: 500 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 800 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/air reel 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 8000 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 8200 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. After season specials including free delivery in spring with deposit. We also have header transports starting at $3000 for new 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/flex bar kit. Reimer Farm Equipment, #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Call Gary at 204-326-7000. CIH FLEX PLATFORMS: 1020 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 2020 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 3020 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Some with air systems. Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000, Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy.#12 North, Steinbach MB. 2008 MACDON FD70 35', JD adapter, single knife, transport, pea auger, AHHC, tilt, well maintained. 306-220-1229, Imperial, SK. RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most makes and sizes; also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK J O H N D E E R E F L E X P L AT F O R M S : 920F-925F-930F-630F-635F. Some with air systems. Reimer Farm Equipment, #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Call Gary at 204-326-7000. 2013 MACDON D65, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, double knife, split PU reel, CA25 CR/CX adaptor, now $65,000. Humboldt, SK., 306-682-9920, 2013 MACDON FD75 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; flex draper, transport, pea auger, AHHC, tilt. For JD, CNH, Agro and Claas available, $69,900. 1-800-667-4515, 2003 NH/HB 94C 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rigid draper, pea auger, hyd. fore/aft., transport, PU reel, for CR/CX/AFX, other kits avail. $23,800. 1-800-667-4515, NEW HOLLAND FLEX PLATFORMS: 74C 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 973 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 740 CF 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Some with air systems. Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000, Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy.#12 North, Steinbach MB.

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1994 PATRIOT 150XL, 3438 hrs., 750 gal., 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, JD 4.5L, decent affordable sprayer! $24,800. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit 2011 ROGATOR 1396, 132â&#x20AC;&#x2122; alum. recirculating boom, 1300 SS tank, Raven Viper Pro, Raven SmarTrax steering w/slingshot, AccuBoom sec. control, AutoBoom height control, HID lighting, DeKoning air lift crop dividers, 2 sets of Michelin tires, 1 owner. 204-937-3429, 204-937-7047, Roblin, MB.

HEAVY DUTY WHEEL DOLLY. Change your sprayer tires in less than an hour! Over 250 units sold. Perfect tool for safely and quickly moving or changing large wheels and tires, $1499. Phone 403-892-3303, Carmangay, AB., 2013 NH GUARDIAN SP.240FXP, 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 1200 litre SS tank, IntelliView IV monitor, luxury cab, 6.7L Cummins, 275 HP, very low hrs (approx. 450), $300,000 OBO. 306-524-2109, 306-746-7422, Semans, SK 2013 JD 4940, 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 1500 eng, 380 tires & duals on rear, 1200 gal. stainless, all options, $219,000. 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK

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Request a Quote 866 596-1640 PEA AND CROSS AUGERS. Harvest bushy crops w/a draper header. 50 to 100% increase in productivity. Pay for themselves in 400 acres or less. In stock and ready for delivery!! Call 1-888-907-9182, A G C O G L E A N E R - M F F L E X P L ATFORMS: 500 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 800 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 8200 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Some with air systems. Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000, Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy.#12 North, Steinbach, MB. LATE MODEL CLASS/LEXION, MacDon, CIH, NH & JD flex heads and flex drapers. Call 218-779-1710. Delivery available. NEW HEADER TRANSPORTS 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;: 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ESB 30 Arc Fab, $30,000; 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SB 36 w/dolly, $4950; 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mankota 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, lights, brakes, $5450; 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Harvest International 3842, brakes, lights, $7500. Reimer Farm Equipment, Hwy. #12 N, Steinbach, MB. Call Gary at 204-326-7000.

Em a il: s a lv@ s a s kte l.n e t TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older tractors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/other Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battleford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors). David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. SMITHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge inventory new and used tractor parts. 1-888-676-4847.

2013 CASE/IH 3330 high clearance sprayer. Has active suspension, sectional control, AutoBoom height, 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; boom, 2 sets of tires, crop dividers, Outback S3, leather interior, 580 engine hours. Mint condition, bought new, always stored inside. Rented farm out. $255,000 OBO. 204-662-4474, or 204-851-0211, Antler SK. FLOAT TIRES TO fit newer model JD high clearance, 850/55R42, 2 yrs old, vg cond, $18,000. 306-741-7743, Swift Current, SK.

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2015 SCHULTE 2500 giant rock picker w/wide grate spacing, excellent condition. 306-231-8060, Englefeld, SK.

DEGELMAN SIGNATURE 7200 rockpicker, completely redone. All new hard faced fingers, hydronic drive, new paint, tires 95%, field ready, in mint condition!! 2 to chose from $24,500. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

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1-8 00-340-119 2 Bu yin g Fa rm Equ ipm en t Fo rD ism a n tlin g LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines. G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. Call 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK.

2013 K-HART DISC Drill & CIH 3850 Air Cart, 66', 10" spacing, $235,000. 306-463-7740, Dodsland, SK., 2011 SEED HAWK 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; toolbar, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, w/600 cart, dual wheels, auger and bag lift, $225,000; 2010 Seed Hawk 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122; toolbar, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, w/400+ Seed Hawk seed cart, 2 fans, seed and fertilizer kit, also NH kit, $175,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FLEXI-COIL, 550 shanks, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, 2017 DEMO 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Degelman landroller. DS, 1720 tank, Poirier boots, $2000 worth Odessa Rockpicker Sales, 306-957-4403 or of extra new boots, shedded, low acres. 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. 306-877-2014, 306-745-7505, Dubuc, SK. 2015 BOURGAULT 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 3320 QDA, Devloo mud scrapers, DS, 5.4â&#x20AC;? semi-pneumatic packers, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, Bourgault side band boots, shedded, exc. cond., $165,000 OBO. 204-937-7184, Roblin, MB.

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2007 JOHN DEERE 1820 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air seeder w/JD 1910 350 bu. air cart, 7â&#x20AC;? spacing, 650 lb. trips, 2â&#x20AC;? carbide tips, 3â&#x20AC;? rubber packers, shedded, asking $52,000. Call 204-733-2324, Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB. 2015 K-HART 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122; GEN 2 Disc Drill with 2013 Bourgault 6700 ST tank. 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, 8 seed towers and lines, mud scrapers, blockage monitors included, $260,000 OBO. Will sell drill & cart separately if requested. 306-774-3903, Pennant, SK.

WANTED: DEGELMAN ROCK PICKER. 2011 BOURGAULT L6450 3 tank metering, 306-488-2109, Regina, SK. Email: 9 0 0 / 6 0 R 3 2 t i r e s , b o l t o n d u a l s 520/85R38, now $65,000. Humboldt, SK., 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOURGAULT 36-42 AIR SEEDER, 8â&#x20AC;? 306-682-9920, spacing, with 3225 tank, QA, on row pack2009 BG 3310PHD, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing 4.5â&#x20AC;?, DS ers, $13,000. 306-567-8614, Davidson, SK. air kit, leading air kit 6000 Series, 1/2â&#x20AC;? 2005 CATTLELAC 450 silage wagon, excel- hyd. couplers, now $95,000. Humboldt, lent condition. $23,000. 780-349-1529, SK., 306-682-9920, Westlock, AB. FLEXI-COIL 5000, 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9â&#x20AC;? spacing, DS, 3.5â&#x20AC;? steel packers, 3â&#x20AC;? paired row openers, 1720 air tank with 7â&#x20AC;? auger, 306-836-4613, Simpson, SK. FLEXI-COIL 5000 51â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9â&#x20AC;?, w/2320, 4â&#x20AC;? rubber packers, in-row liquid phos. $16,500 Dan Edwards: OBO. 306-690-8105, Moose Jaw, SK. WITH YOUR HELP A (306) 769-8663 or (306) 812-8144 2001 JOHN DEERE 1820, 54â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, CURE WILL BE FOUND 3/4â&#x20AC;? Bourgault knives, 1900 340 bu. cart, FOR CROHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DISEASE $24,000 OBO. 306-291-9413 Aberdeen, SK

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2009 SEED HAWK 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, single knife, only 1 season on new knives, 600 bu. TBH tank, 30.8 rear tires, always shedded, field ready, $160,000. 780-812-4471, Bonnyville, AB. 2010 BOURGAULT 3310 65â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Paralink, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, mid row shank banding, double shoot, rear hitch, tandem axles, low acres, $135,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

FLEXI-COIL 6000 seeder, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, DS, needs some repairs; Also Flexi-Coil 4250 seed tank, as new, always shedded, 2 compartments. Will sell together or separate. Offers. 780-349-2798, Westlock, AB. 2006 JD 1820, 61â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? space, single shoot, steel packers, new hoses, all dual wheels, excellent cond., $19,500; JD 1900 air tank, 2016 DEGELMAN HEAVY harrow, 84', barely single shoot, loading auger, excellent used. $47,500 OBO. 306-563-8765, Canora, cond., $22,500 or $39,500 for both. Call SK. 2014 CASE 4430, $270,000, 2035 engine 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. hours, 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122; boom, AIM, Viper Pro, fan re- 2000 FLEXI-COIL, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9.7â&#x20AC;? spacing, douverser, 2 sets of tires, dividers, loaded, ble shoot, carbide tips, 3â&#x20AC;? rubber packers, JOHN DEERE 7000 8-row corn planter, exc. cond., 306-398-7677, Cutknife, SK. s e t u p f o r T B H c a r t , $ 2 2 , 0 0 0 . $4500. 306-768-7726, Carrot River, SK. 204-734-8125, Swan River, MB. 2008 SEEDMASTER 8012, 2004 NH 430 DEGELMAN 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; LAND ROLLER, $33,900; Flexi-Coil 3450 seeder, variable rate, 2006 SPRAY-AIR 3600-90TS Trident, tank, 3 compartments with 5 rollers, Ra- $29,500; Hi Line 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; jumbo heavy harrow, 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; booms, 4920L tank, 12.4R46 tires, ven NH3, $79,000 OBO. 306-272-7225, $28,700; Hi Line 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; harrow packer, good tubes & booms, SCS 440 controller, Foam Lake, SK. $4500; Bourgault packer wheels, $100 $9900. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit: 2009 SEEDMASTER 60-12, 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spac- per foot; Brandt 15x45 conveyor, gas and ing, DS, new manifold, new hoses, vg elec., $24,500. Pro Ag Sales, call anytime $68,000 or w/JD 1910 air tank, 306-441-2030, North Battleford, SK. FLOATER TIRES: Factory rims & tires: JD cond., 4045, 710/60R46, $20,500; 800/55R46, $115,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. $22,500; JD 4038, Case 4420, 650/65R38 MOON HEAVY HAUL pulling air drills/ air Michelin tires and rims. Sprayer duals seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 30 available. 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK. years experience. Call Bob Davidson, 7 SERIES MORRIS, brand new HoneyBee dead rod, needs shovels, $3500. Willing to Drumheller, AB. 403-823-0746. trade for smaller 7 series Morris cultivator. 2004 NH SD440 57â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, DS, 306-460-9027, Flaxcombe, SK. Dutch side band openers, 4â&#x20AC;? rubber pack- 50 - 1444 DUTCH 2â&#x20AC;? carbide openers to fit ers, SC430 NH tank, var. rate, 430 bu., Bourgault drills, used approx. 3000 acres, $49,000. 306-861-0176, Yellow Grass, SK. $50 each. 403-321-2105, Blackie, AB. 2008 SEEDMASTER TXB 66-12, 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? CONCORD 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, Bourgault 3â&#x20AC;? spacing, dual wheels, double shoot, all paired row tips, duals on wings, scraper on 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOURGAULT 9800 chisel plow, HD dounew manifold and new hoses, mint cond., each packer wheels, exc. cond., $14,500; ble spring, w/4-bar heavy harrow, $29,500 $78,000, or $125,000 with JD 1910 air 3400 Concord tank, $9500, or both for CAD OBO. 218-779-1710. Delivery avail. tank. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. $22,000 OBO. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. BREAKING DISCS: KEWANEE, 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 2000 BOURGAULT 8810, 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; with 2135 air 2010 SEED HAWK 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Toolbar, 12â&#x20AC;? sp., 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Rome 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Towner 16-18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; Wishek 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cart on row gang packers, harrows, Flexi- w/Seed Hawk 400 cart, 2 fans, seed & fer- and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. 1-866-938-8537. Coil markers, knife openers, knock-on tilizer distributing kit auger. Also NH kit & sweeps. 306-867-8477, Outlook, SK. winch $175,000. 306-449-2255, A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks SK. FLEXI-COIL 5000, 39â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9â&#x20AC;? spacing, like new 3â&#x20AC;? paired row DS dry, Atom jet knives, 4â&#x20AC;? 2010 SEED HAWK, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, liquid steel packers w/extra set of spare packers, kit, w/340 bu. JD 1910 cart, $112,000 good hoses and tires, field ready, $11,000. OBO; Pattison 2100 gal. liquid fert. cart, 306-795-7066, Ituna, SK. $23,500. 306-698-7787, Wolseley, SK.




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2009 SEEDMASTER, 4 product VR, 50', 12" 8370XL 440 bu. Morris TBH, 1600 liq. cart, Raven monitor, $155,000. For more info, call Arne at 306-335-7494. Lemberg, SK. 2015 JD 1910 TBT air cart. Has 650 duals, hydraulic variable rate, sectional control capability, 10â&#x20AC;? remote hydraulic auger with 2004 CASE/IH 5000 double disk air drill, conveyor flip out. Only did 6000 acres, al50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 6â&#x20AC;? spacing, asking $28,000 USD. Bill ways shedded, new condition. Rented farm out. $98,000 OBO. Call 204-662-4474, or 204-746-5126, Dufrost, MB. 204-851-0211, Antler, SK. 2010 BOURGAULT L6550 3 tank metering, n o w $ 9 5 , 0 0 0 . H u m b o l d t , S K . , NH3 CONVERSION KIT/PUMP. Fits 66â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bourgault air seeder, $13,000. Call Phil 306-682-9920, Stewart, 780-813-0131, Vermilion, AB. NEW EZEE-ON 7560, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 10â&#x20AC;? spacings, 3 1/2â&#x20AC;? steel packers, dual wheel castors, air manifolds and hoses installed, $26,000. 403-350-9088, Red Deer, AB.

2012 BOURGAULT 6550 seed tank, 4 tanks, 3 meters, poly augers, $82,000. 306-472-7642, Lafleche, SK. 2011 BOURGAULT 3310, 74â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacings, MRS, 6550 tank, X20 monitor, duals, bag lift, 2 fans, 1 high capacity fan, cameras, Capstan NH3 kit, sectional control, $165,000. 204-748-8156, Elkhorn, MB. 2010 JD 1830 drill, 61â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, w/430 bu. 1910 grain cart, duals, double shoot, 2005 SPRA-COUPE 7650, 90' boom, 725 $69,000 OBO. 306-552-4905, Eyebrow, SK. gal., new tires, shedded, 3 way nozzle body, FLEXI-COIL 2320 TBH air tank, double $69,000 OBO. Eston, SK., 306-962-3934, shoot, excellent condition, $11,500 OBO. 306-962-7888, 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK.

2009 SEEDMASTER 6912, expandable to 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 300 bu. on frame w/tracks; Bourgault 6550 tank, many extras, CTF ready. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. MORRIS 7180 air tank, new meter body on fert. tank, good hoses & recent loading auger, $5000. 306-276-7788, 306-769-8887 Arborfield, SK. 2008 BOURGAULT 6350, 2 fans, 3 TM, $46,000 OBO. Call 306-563-8482.

2012 CIH 500HD, 1915 hrs., 4 remotes, tow cable, luxury cab, red leather heated seats, 16 spd. PS, 57 GPM hyd. pump, 710 tires, buddy seat, gd cond., $228,000 OBO. Ph/tx Brandon 306-577-5678, Carlyle, SK.

2015 CIH PUMA 185 MFWD, 1490 hrs., 185 HP, CVT, 540/100 PTO, 3PTH, duals, f a c t o r y w a r r a n t y, $ 1 4 9 , 8 0 0 . 1-800-667-4515, 1989 CIH 9170, PS, AutoSteer, 8180 hrs., $46,000. Located near Minot, ND. Call 306-563-8482.



TRACK UNDERCARRIAGE PARTS for JD, CIH, and Challenger track machines in stock. Bogeys, idlers, bearings, seals, tracks, factory direct. 1-800-667-4515, 2016 CASE/IH STX 420, 4WD, 710/R42 Firestones, full AutoSteer, PTO, high capacity pump, 4 remotes, full LED light pkg. and deluxe cab, field ready, 410 hrs., $350,000. 403-901-5390, Strathmore, AB.

2013 CIH 450HD, 4WD, 1980 hrs., deluxe cab, HID's, high capacity hyd., full factory guidance w/372 receiver and Pro700 monitor, 1000 PTO, 710 metrics, weight pkg., vg cond., $230,000 OBO. Kelvington, SK., 306-327-7527, 2001 MX120 w/loader; 2000 MX135; 2001 MX170 w/loader; and 2003 MX255, MFWD w/loader. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. WANTED: 970 OR 1070 CASE with powershift gone. Please call: 306-395-2668, or Cell: 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. 1998 CIH 9380, 400 HP, 5400 hrs., 4 remotes, aux. hyd. motor, triples, dry weights front and back, $83,500. 306-423-5476, Domremy, SK. 1990 CASE/IH 9150, Outback AutoSteer & mapping, 8000 hrs., usually shedded, $48,500. 306-567-8614, Davidson, SK. 2016 CIH MAXXUM 115 MFWD, 692 hours, 115 HP, FEL, 540/1000 PTO, 3PTH, excellent condition, $99,800. 1-800-667-4515, 2004 CASE/IH STX 450, quad track, 7065 hrs., Cummins, 16 spd. PS, 4 hyd. outlets, plus return line, 30” tracks, exc. cond. $115,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. 2015 CASE 580 QT, 1029 hrs., full load, ext. warranty, PTO, eng. brake, $420,000 OBO. 403-575-5491, Coronation, AB.

JOHN DEERE 4650, 160 HP, 5200 original hrs., 20.8x38 duals, insides near new, very clean solid tractor. Low hour value at $25,000. 204-729-5162, Brandon, MB. 2008 JOHN DEERE 9530 4WD, 2700 hrs., 800 metrics, powershift, good condition throughout, GPS ready, delivery can be arranged, $198,000 OBO. Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. 2017 JD 6175R, H380 loader w/grapple, 85 hrs., IVT, Triple Link, $159,500 USD; 2016 JD 6155R, 640R loader w/grapple, 348 hrs., IVT (50K), Triple Link, AutoTrac $144,500 USD. Call 320-848-2496 or 320-894-6560,

1993 JD 8870, 7305 hrs., 20.8x42 Firestone radials, LED lights all around, 12 speed, asking $65,000. 306-989-4332, cell: 306-960-2160, Paddockwood, SK. JD 8760, 7700 hrs., rebuilt eng., good rubber, shedded, $60,000 OBO; JD 787 grain tank $5500 OBO. 431-234-3118, Fertile SK JD 4455, 2500 hrs. - not a mistake, always s h e d d e d , l o o k s a n d r u n s l i ke n ew. 780-986-3794, Leduc, AB. RETIRED - SELLING: JD 4650, 8650 hrs., 15 speed PS, 3 hyds., 1000 PTO, 20.8Rx38 rear duals, 14Lx16.1 front, tires are in very good condition, 8’ blade, $37,000 OBO. 306-882-2358, Rosetown, SK.

2003 JD 9520 4WD, 7404 hrs,rebuilt motor, 2015 6140R, MFWD, 150 HP, 1870 hrs, 450 HP, 4 hyds., PTO, AutoTrac ready, 20 spd, FEL, 3PTH, 540/1000 PTO, diff. lock, front axle susp., 50 KPH+, $149,000. $170,000. 780-618-7377, St. Isidore, AB. 1-800-667-4515, 2011 JD 9530T, 18 spd. PS, 36” tracks, 4 hyds. plus return line, front weights, end JOHN DEERE 2130 yard tractor, all new idler weights, AutoTrac ready, mint cond., rubber all around, open station, $8500. 306-726-8137, Cupar, SK. $175,000. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. BOOK NORCAN SOYBEANS Common #1 2005 JD 7220, IVT trans., 3 PTH, 741 so you keep more green. Buy a bigger JD loader/grapple, $52,000; JD 7710, FWD, with the savings! Early discounts. Norcan LHR, 3 PTH, JD 740 loader/grapple avail. Seeds at 204-372-6552, Fisher Branch MB. 780-674-5516, 780-305-7152 Barrhead AB 2017 JD 6155M: Beautiful loaded demo UTILITY TRACTORS: John Deere 6200, 2 unit with only 99 hrs! Front fenders. 20/20 WD, open station with loader; JD 5524, PowerQuad Plus w/shuttle lever and 40 MFWD w/loader. 204-522-6333 Melita MB km/h trans. 580/70R38 rear, 480/70R28 2009 JOHN DEERE 9430, 4WD, 425 HP, 24 front tires. Front axle TLS suspension, 3 spd., 4 hyds., 710/70R42 duals, 4300 hrs., remotes, 663R loader w/grapple bucket original owner, nice condition, asking and self leveling. 540/750/1000 RPM rear PTO w/fender controls. Rear TPH w/fender $175,000. 306-725-4286, Bulyea, SK. controls, A/C air suspended seat. $144,950 2004 JOHN DEERE 9420, 24 speed, OBO. Call 306-861-2500, Weyburn, SK. 620/70R42 duals, 5 hydraulics w/return, integrated AutoSteer, 4092 hrs., $145,000 STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER specialOBO. 204-572-7999, Grandview, MB. izing in rebuilding JD tractors. Want Series 2000 JD 9400, 425 HP, 12 spd. powershift, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 7000s to rebuild or for EZ-Steer 4 hyd. outlets, plus return line, parts. pay top $$. Now selling JD parts. new hyd. pump (48 GPM), 8 new tires, 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 7 1 0 / 7 0 R 3 8 , m i n t c o n d . , $ 1 0 5 , 0 0 0 . REDUCED PRICE! 1983 JD 4450 MFWD 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. w/Ezee-On FEL 2130 grapple, 15 spd. PS, 2013 JD 9410R PS, 1480 hrs., 1000 PTO, 3 hyds., 7925 hrs. showing, 14.9-26F, high-flow w/5 remotes, leather trim, pre- 20.8R32, duals available. 306-283-4747, mium HID lights, 620/70R42’s w/duals, 306-291-9395. Langham, SK. $199,500 USD. 1988 JD 4650, PS, 3 hyds., Greenlighted, Call 320-848-2496 or 320-894-6560. like new rubber, hard to find one better! $36,500. 403-504-9607, Medicine Hat, AB. 2016 JD 9620R, 332 hrs., 800 metrics, hyd. suspension, weight pkg., 1000 PTO, 5 8 g a l . p u m p , $ 3 1 9 , 5 0 0 U S D. C a l l 320-848-2496 or 320-894-6560, or visit

STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS. New and used, from radiator to drawpin, 1969 to 1999. Give us a call 1-800-982-1769 or 2014 JD 8370R MFWD, 370+ HP, front axle/cab susp., 3PTH, PTO, IVT trans., diff lock, front/rear weights, excellent cond., $289,000. Call 1-800-667-4515 or visit 2014 CHALLENGER MT765D, 620 hrs., 3502 HP, Trimble Autopilot, 18” tracks, 3 SISTERS: JD 4000; JD 4010; JD 4020 PTO, 3PTH, $219,800. 1-800-667-4515, with identical cabs, restoration project partially completed. Call or text cell 306-741-1523, Pennant, SK. 2013 CHALLENGER MT875C, C18 eng., no DPF or DEF, 585 HP, 30” tracks, 5 SCV, 2013 JD 6140R, MFWD, TLS, 20 spd., 1830 PTO, Topcon GPS, 977 hrs., like new, hrs., H360 loader w/grapple, $127,500 OBO. 204-242-2784, Manitou, MB. $390,000 OBO. 780-951-0783, Edmonton

1983 MASSEY 4900, 23.1-34 duals in good shape, 100 hrs. on complete 903 motor (cost to rebuild eng. $18,000). New Turbo, starter & alternator. Low hrs. on rebuilt trans. and hyd. pump & fuel injection pump & nozzles, low hrs on front planetaries, good cab and paint. Clutch useable but sometimes slips under heavy loads, otherwise excellent tractor, asking $25,000. 306-937-2795, Battleford, SK.

NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from 5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone for availability and prices. Many used in stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB. ROTARY PHASE CONVERTERS, run 220V 3 phase motors, on single phase. 204-800-1859, Winnipeg, MB. WANTED: WHEEL TYPE root rake. Contact NEW AND USED GENERATORS: 500KW John Simpson 780-927-4535, Fort Vermil- Caterpillar, Perkins, Cummins, Magnum ion, AB. In stock. Call 250-554-6661, Kamloops, BC. Email: WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS. Will pay top 2004 NH TJ375, 4 WD, 3980 hrs., deluxe dollar and pick from anywhere. Phone cab, Goodyear 710/70R42 tires at 70%, Mike 306-723-4875, Cupar, SK. 55GPM, 4 remotes, standard trans., HID lights, Outback AutoSteer w/STX monitor, WANTED: JD 9660 Combine; 8’ metal always shedded, exc. cond., $152,000 OBO. break; Rubber tired hoe. 306-304-1959, DRILL STEM FOR SALE: 2-3/8” & 2-7/8” Meadow Lake, SK. 306-644-4703, Loreburn, SK. available. 306-768-8555, Carrot River, SK. 1997 NEW HOLLAND 9682, 5150 hrs., WANTED: 9030E OR 9030 bi-directional TUBING FROM 1-1/4” to 3-1/2”. Sucker tractor. 403-937-2123, Walsh, AB. $67,500. 780-352-4911 or 780-361-7910, rod 3/4”, 7/8” and 1”. Line pipe and Casing Wetaskiwin, AB. also available. Phone 1-800-661-7858 or 780-842-5705, Wainwright, AB. WANTED 2005 NEW HOLLAND TG210, 5600 hrs., MF 36 & 360 Discers Powershift, rear duals, $59,000. All sizes, any condition, also parts discers, 204-921-0233, Rosenort, MB. Premium Price paid for 12Ft with 19” blades. 1998 NH 9682 4WD, 710 duals, mint conSK Farm Boys - Honest Prompt Service: WESTERN IRRIGATION: CADMAN Dealer. dition, $75,000 OBO. 306-277-4503, GronCall Anytime 306.946.9669 or 306.946.792 We BUY and SELL traveling guns, pumps, lid, SK. pipes, etc.; EcoSmart water purification WANTED: JD 540A line skidder, parts ma- systems, no salt, no chemicals; Large supchine or good cond; 4-5’ skid steer mount, ply of good used buyback centre pivots at hyd. drive, rototiller. Call 780-349-6262, low prices. 306-867-9461, 306-867-7037, 1989 TW35 FWA, c/w Leon HD FEL, buck- or cell: 780-868-3361, Westlock, AB. Outlook, SK. et, grapple, joystick. Call 780-847-2148, 780-872-2832, Tulliby Lake, AB. WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly trac- T A N D L 1 2 - t o we r 2 4 0 a c r e p i vo t , tors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor 403-362-9211, Bassano, AB. Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. PUMP MOTORS, propane & diesel, wheel moves, all sizes of alum. pipe. Call Dennis 2016 VERSATILE 450, duals, 134 hrs., like to discuss your needs! 403-308-1400, new; and 2012 Versatile 375, duals, 1809 Taber, AB. hrs., premium unit. 780-632-3637, VegreGUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence BLUE WATER IRRIGATION DEV. LTD. ville, AB. posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner Reinke pivots, lateral, minigators, pump 1984 VERS. 875 4WD, w/Atom Jet hyd. Wo o d P r e s e r ve r s L t d . , a s k fo r R o n and used mainline, new Bauer travelers kit, $27,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equip- 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. dealer. 25 yrs. experience. 306-858-7351, ment Ltd., 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. Lucky Lake, SK. MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. VERSATILE 550 (2015), 127 hrs., hi-flow Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: hyds., 800/38’s, weights, $349,900; Ver- satile 450 (2016), 225 hrs., hi-flow hyds., 800/38’s, $319,900; Ve r s a t i l e 3 7 5 (2009), 2670 hrs., powershift, 710/38’s, $189,900. 204-526-7671, Holland, MB. 875 VERSATILE SERIES III, 20.8x387 duals, 3400 original hrs., ultra premium condition. Dozer also available. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. 1991 FORD/VERSATILE 1156, 8900 hrs., 20.8x42 triples, 470 HP, $69,000 CAD OBO. Delivery available. 218-779-1710.

16’ PEELED RAILS, 2-3” $4.50/ea., 125 per bundle; 3-4” $9.50/ea, 100 per bundle; 4-5” $11.50/ea, 75 per bundle. Vermette Wood Preservers, Spruce Home, SK., MULTIPLE HIGH HP track & 4WD tractors. 1-800-667-0094, email: Various options, various hours. All are in website: excellent condition and priced to sell! Delivery available. Call 218-779-1710. 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. PRODUCER REPRINTS: Seen a photo you want to own in your Producer? Order professional reproductions of photos or whole newspaper pages for your own walls at reasonable prices. 1-800-667-6978 or email us at

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FENDT 1050, 800 hrs., Variogrip, reverse drive; MF 8690, 2950 hrs., CVT 50k, new tires, $128,500; 2017 Claas 950, 150 hrs., 300 HD, loaded, $375,000; 2013 JD 8360R, 1300 hrs., IVT 50k, $233,500; 2011 Fendt 939, 1300 hrs., 65 km/h, $235,000; 2016 Fendt 936, 500 hrs., loaded, call for price; 2014 Magnum 370 and 315, low hrs., $185,000; 2016 MF 8737, 900 hrs., loaded, $223,000. Please call 519-955-1331, 1979 UNIMOG 406 Case MB4-94, 1400 hrs, 5600 mi, 20 spd. trans., disc brakes, front & rear 540-1000 PTO, high volume hyds., c/w Schmidt VF3C snowblower w/840 hrs. on OM352A turbo, 1600 tons/hr; Schmidt angled snowplow; Schmidt loader bucket; Case Extend-ahoe; and Case dozer blade. Will separate. Everything works great, $55,000 OBO complete. Call 204-748-2454, Virden, MB.

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SEASONED SPRUCE SLAB firewood, one cord bundles, $99, half cord bundles, $65. BUYING FINISHED BISON. Call or text Volume discounts. Call V&R Sawing, Harmony Natural Bison, 306-736-3454,SE Sask. 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison and wood chips for sale. Lehner Wood Pre- is looking to contract grain finished bison, servers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, as well as calves and yearlings for growing markets. Contact Roger Provencher at SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. 306-468-2316, (11) 2015 CERTIFIED Bred Heifers. Nice group of heifers weighing 1150-1270 lbs. Bred to Irish Creek & XY bison bulls. Delivery available. 204-773-6725, Binscarth, MB. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, grain or grass fed. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. WANT TO PURCHASE cull bison bulls and cows, $5/lb. HHW. Finished beef steers and heifers for slaughter. We are also buying compromised cattle that can’t make a long trip. Oak Ridge Meats, McCreary, BLOCKED & SEASONED PINE FIREWOOD: 204-835-2365, 204-476-0147. Bags $90. Delivery available. Vermette Wood Preservers, Spruce Home, SK. GREAT BISON BREEDING Prospects: Plains 1-800-667-0094, email: and Plains/Woods Cross, born 2016, have Website: been dewormed and vaccinated. Ready for any great breeding herd. 780-777-2326.

LEON 700 FRONT END LOADER, with QA 7’ bucket, with mounts off 90 series Case tractor; 4 like new Blizzak winter WANTED: JD 540A line skidder, parts matires, 245-70-17, Call 780-764-2152, or chine or good cond. Call 780-349-6262, or cell 780-718-0746, Hilliard, AB. Cell: 780-868-3361, Westlock, AB. LEON 707 FRONT END LOADER, with 6’ bucket, $1750. Call 306-395-2668, or Cell: 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. 2009 CIH L760 front end loader, FEL 450KW MARATHON GENSET, 628 hrs., quick attach, aux. hyds., 6050 lb. lift, very S60 dsl. engine - inframed, load tested. good cond. For Puma 115-155, $14,900. Sold with warranty. $44,500. On Track Company Inc. 780-672-6868, Camrose, AB 1-800-667-4515,

COMPLETE BISON COW herd dispersal Productive herd, culled annually, 125 cows, 50 yearling heifers. Royal Black Bison Ranch Inc. 306-441-7128, Paynton, SK 25 - 2016 BISON HEIFERS, $3000 each. Phone Bill at Bill’s Bison Corp., 780-895-7588 (evenings), Lamont, AB.

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60’ EXCEL LAND ROLLER w/5 plex rollers, great for following the land contour. Like new, $60,000. Arborfield SK 306-276-7788 or 306-769-8887. Email: WANTED: 4020 JOHN DEERE, powershift gas model. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB.

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SPRUCE FOR SALE!! Beautiful locally grown trees. Plan ahead and renew your shelterbelt or landscape a new yardsite, get the year round protection you need. We sell on farm near Didsbury, AB. Also can deliver in Western Canada. 6 - 12’ spruce available. Now taking spring orders while supplies last. Phone 403-586-8733 or visit:

CHEAP BULK BIRCH FIREWOOD: $160/cord, split & dry, 14-16” length, 1/2 ton short box $80, 1/2 ton longbox, $100. Large orders welcome. We do not deliver. 306-961-3349, Prince Albert, SK.

2006 MCCORMICK MTX 150 and 2004 MTX 140 with loader. Both low hours. Call 204-522-6333, Melita, MB.

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FLAX STRAW BUNCHER and land levelers. Building now. Place orders and don’t delay! Also, selling a Case 400 tractor with FEL. 306-957-4279, Odessa, SK.

ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New Degelman equipment, land rollers, Strawmaster, rockpickers, protill, dozer blades. 306-957-4403, 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., 7100 JD CORN PLANTER, 12 row, 24” spacing, 3 point hitch, good shape. 306-236-5891, Meadow Lake, SK. 430 FARM AID MIXER wagon with poly liner, new cylinders and new unloading conveyor, exc. cond., shedded, reasonably priced. 204-981-7315, Marquette, MB.

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BISON HERD BULL Prospects, born 2016. JOHNSON LIVESTOCK ANNUAL Angus Over 400 to choose from. All semen tested Bull Sale, Thursday March 15th, 1:00 PM and sound. $7500 firm. 780-777-2326. at the ranch near Peebles, SK. Presenting 150 Black Angus bulls including extra age BUYING BISON for processing. Call for fall born and yearling bulls. Wintering and options and prices, Ian 204-848-2498 or delivery available. For a catalogue or more 204-867-0085. information contact Andrew at 20 REALLY NICE 2017 Bison calves, ready 306-736-7393 or T Bar C Cattle Co. at to go March. Call for pricing. Glengary Bi- 306-220-5006. To view catalogue online, visit us at and on the son 403-836-5900, 403-948-9675, Airdrie sale day, watch and bid at APPROX. 46 CALVES for sale, a nice group. Available end of March. Contact Marvin 306-960-2759, Prince Albert, SK. LOOKING FOR ALL classes of bison from calves, yearlings, cows and herd bulls. Phone Kevin at 306-539-4090 (cell) or 306-429-2029, Glenavon, SK. KEEP JOBS IN CANADA. Elk Valley Ranches a Canadian Co. finishes bison in Canada. We are now buying cull cows, cull bulls, yearlings and calves. Paying top $$ with prompt payment. Kitscoty, AB, Frank at 780-846-2980. QUILL CREEK BISON is looking for finished, and all other types of bison. COD, paying market prices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Producers working with Producers.â&#x20AC;? Delivery points in SK. and MB. Call 306-231-9110, Quill Lake, SK.

DOUBLE â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CATTLE CO. 9th Annual Bull Sale, March 29th, 2:00 PM at Northern Livestock Sales (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. DURALTA FARMS 13th Annual Angus Bull Sale, Friday March 16th, 1:30 PM at the farm, Vegreville, AB. Selling 60 Red and Black Angus bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For a catalogue or more information contact Dave Durie at or T Bar C Cattle Co. at MAR MAC FARMS would like to person- 780-208-4888 View catalogue online at ally invite you to their annual Bull & Com- 306-220-5006. PL#116061 mercial Female sale, Wednesday March 7th, 2018 on the farm, Brandon, MB. Offer- 40 BLACK COWS: 20- 2nd & 3rd calvers, ing: Red Angus, Black Angus & Simmental $2050; 10- 4th, 5th, 6th calvers, $1,800; 10 bulls (yearling and long yearlings) and cows that are in good shape, $1,500. Most Commercial bred & open females. Only the cows were exposed June 10th to black top 1/3 of our bull crop sells. Customer bulls. 306-476-2020, Rockglen, SK. service is a top priority and we look forward to working with you! Bulls are semen CANADAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LARGEST SOURCE of moderate tested, free delivery and ready to go to frame maternal cattle. 40 Red & Black Anwork. Call Mar Mac Farms 204-728-3058 gus 2 year olds selling by private treaty. or view at: Ole Farms, Athabasca, AB., 780-675-4664. VIDEOS: WWW.DKFANGUS.CA Select now. Get later. Great selection. Superior 100 BLACK ANGUS heifers, bred to regis- quality. DKF Red And Black Angus bulls tered Black Angus bulls. Can winter and at DKF Ranch, anytime. Gladmar, SK. Scott Fettes 306-815-7023; Dwayne calve out. 306-322-7905, Archerwill, SK. 306-969-4506. (10) 2 YEAR OLD BLACK ANGUS bulls, semen tested, guaranteed breeders. High SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Black and Red quality. Reasonably priced. B/B Duncan, Angus coming 2-year-old bulls for sale. Cromer, MB. Please call 204-556-2342, Good selection. Call Shane 306-869-8074 or Keith 306-454-2730. Ceylon, SK. 204-748-2911 or 204-851-0306. PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK.

2 YEAR OLD & yearling bulls for sale, cow & heifer bulls available. Correct and growthy, semen tested, ready to go. 780-853-3384, 780-853-2275, Vermilion, AB.

SASKATCHEWAN BISON ASSOCIATION is hosting a bison industry awards banquet and producer meeting in conjunction with its AGM and the

CANADIAN BISON BULL DRAFT SALE March 1, 2018 - Gold Eagle Casino Presentation begins at 4:30 PM with Reception and banquet - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

March 2, 2018 - Western Development Museum Registration & Presentations - 9:30 AM - Noon Complimentary Lunch 12:15 - 1:15 PM AGM 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Bison Viewing Kramer Auctions 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pre-sale hospitality & Burger Bar 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM 6:00 PM Draft Sale followed by Heifer sale Please register for the event and get information on the host hotel by contacting the

Saskatchewan Bison Association at 1-306-585-6304 or email

Gary Christianson 306-874-7590 Naicam, SK.

Registered Pure Wood Bison Producer with Canadian Bison Association

Viking Bison Ranch wants to notify the bison industry that Beldon Bison Ranch no longer has access to selling their breeding animals as they have for the past three years. Viking Bison Ranch breeding bulls have been sold all over North America under their auspices. Please reference the Bison World editions of January/February/March 2017 page 9 and note that all the listed tag numbers are Viking Bison Ranch bred bulls. These and many others were chosen from 400 animals that originated at the Viking Bison Ranch. Our ranch philosophy is that bison destined for breeding stock, bulls and females, should not be exposed to being fed barley pellets before they are one year old or at any other point throughout their maturing process. Bison bulls take up to eight years to reach maturity. The belief that a year old potential breeding bull has to be forced to gain three plus pounds per day is simply false. With this feeding regime these animals will never reach their true genetic potential. It is true that high daily gains on your bison breeding stock with barley pellets is no reflection of true quality or concern in sustaining the longevity and ongoing performance of that animal. We cannot forget why we are paid the premiums we are over beef. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off grassâ&#x20AC;? should mean just that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Off grassâ&#x20AC;? does not and should not mean grass and barley pellets. Viking Bison Ranch currently has available for sale 47 2016 pure wood bulls and 9 highly wood influenced bulls for sale. Come and view them developing the way nature intended as well as the sires and dams of the animals we have available. You will be impressed! It has recently come to our attention that Vikingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2015 breeding bulls which have been under injunction at Beldon might be coming back and will be for sale.


CREEKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EDGE LAND & CATTLE CO. Bull Sale, Thursday, March 15, 1:30 PM at the farm, Yellow Creek, SK. 45 yearling and 10 two year old Charolais bulls that combine calving ease, performance, meat, have great dispositions and most are polled. BLACK ANGUS BULLS, call 587-991-9526, Sherwood Park, AB. Pedigree, performance RED ANGUS BULLS: Pedigree, performance Sale broadcast at For a & ration data at: Call catalogue or more info call Stephen Wiel& ration data at: 587-991-9526. Sherwood Park, AB. gosz 306-279-7709. View videos and catalogue online REGISTERED RED ANGUS BULLS COMING YEAR OLD Charolais bulls for Quiet, easy calving, low to moderate birth sale, wintering available. Call LVV Ranch weights, good growth, E.P.D.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available, Forestburg, AB. 780-582-2254. guaranteed breeders (vet checked & semen PRODUCER REPRINTS: Seen a photo tested). From 10 Herd Sires. Selling quality you want to own in your Producer? Order bulls for heifers & cows since 1992. professional reproductions of photos or Cleveley Cattle Company whole newspaper pages for your own walls at reasonable prices. 1-800-667-6978 780-689-2754 or email us at BURNETT ANGUS 34TH Annual Bull Sale, REG. RED ANGUS bulls, calving ease, good Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2:00 PM, The weaning weights, no creep feed, quiet. LitBRED HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred Ranch, Swift Current, SK. 60 yearling bulls, to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. many genetically developed for breeding tle de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, heifers. Sires represented: Shipwheel Chi- DURALTA FARMS 13th Annual Angus Bull SK. nook, OCC Missing Link, Sooline Motive, Sale, Friday March 16th, 1:30 PM at the Stevenson Rockmount, Bruiser, Optimum farm, Vegreville, AB. Selling 60 Red and (Chisum son), Crowfoot Fred. Bryce Black Angus bulls. Wintering and delivery 306-773-7065 or Wyatt 306-750-7822, available. For a catalogue or more information contact Dave Durie at 780-208-4888 or T Bar C Cattle Co. at SELLING: BLACK ANGUS BULLS. Wayside 306-220-5006. View catalogue online at Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, PL#116061 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. DOUBLE BAR D FARMS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of Both On Offer: 170 TWO YEAR OLDS Worldsâ&#x20AC;? Simmental & Simm/Angus Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1 PM Bull Sale, Tuesday February 27th, 1:00 Performance, Calving Ease & PM at the farm in Grenfell, SK. 140 head Longevity in one genetic package! sell including Fullbloods, Red & Black and Simm-Angus bulls selected from one of HBH/AIREY CATTLEMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Call Philip for more details or the largest herds in Canada. For more inCONNECTION BULL SALE to request a catalogue. formation contact Ken at 306-697-7204 or MARCH 2, 2018, 1PM T Bar C Cattle Co. at 403-363-9973. Online 780-376-2441 or 780-385-5977 catalogue at at Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB. Catalogue & Bull Videos online now! or visit: PL#116061 Personal Order Buying Available. Offering 120 powerful CANADAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LARGEST SOURCE of moderate Internet Bidding with Black Angus bulls sired by frame maternal cattle. 220 two year old DLMS & TEAM exclusive breed leading sires. Red and Black Angus bulls & 170 commerWHITECAP/ROSSO CHAROLAIS and cial Angus influenced bred heifers. Sale Strome, AB. For more information or a catalogue contact February 19th, 2018. Call Ole Farms, Atha- Howe Red Angus 28th Annual Bull Sale. April 4th, 2018, 1:00PM at Howe basca, AB., 780-675-4664. Barb Airey 204-566-2134 or farm, 8 miles South of Moose Jaw, on #2 T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006 2 YEAR OLD Purebred Black Angus Bulls Hwy, 1.5 miles East on Baildon grid. Sell- BLUE SKY CHAROLAIS offering: 2 year for sale, call David at: 306-963-7739 or ing 50 two year old Charolais and 25 year- old bulls, semen tested. March 5th at 1:00 View the catalogue online at Luke at: 306-370-6301, Imperial, SK. ling Charolais, plus 45 yearling and 2 year PM, Balog Auction Mart, Lethbridge, AB. o l d R e d A n g u s . C o n t a c t D a r w i n We also have 40 yearling for sale at the 306-690-8916, Kelly 306-693-2163 or ranch. Call John 306-672-6694 or Balogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (PL#116061) Mike 306-631-8779. View catalogue and at 403-320-1980, HEIFERS due to calve in April, bred video at: POLLED PB YEARLING Charolais Bulls, BLACK ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- BRED to easy calving Angus bulls, preg checked. men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, TEN OPEN REPLACEMENT Charolais heif- performance and semen tested. Can keep until May, $3000-$4000. Charrow Charoers. Wheatheart Charolais, 306-882-6444, available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, SK. lais, Call Bill 306-387-8011, 780-872-1966, or cell 306-831-9369, Rosetown, SK. Englefeld, SK. Marshall, SK. VIDEOS: WWW.DKFANGUS.CA Select JP CATTLE CO. with guests Stewart now. Get later. Great selection. Superior 13th ANNUAL HEJ Charolais Bull Sale, LEGACY CHAROLAIS with guest Bob Cattle Co. Annual Angus & Simmental quality. DKF Red And Black Angus bulls Friday February 23, 2018, 1:00PM at the Charolais Bull Sale, Sunday March 4th Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 1st, at DKF Ranch, anytime. Gladmar, SK. Innisfail Auction Market. Offering 60 Red at the farm, Botha, AB. 65 yearling bulls 2018 at 1:00PM on the farm, McAuley, MB. Scott Fettes 306-815-7023; Dwayne Factor, Black & White bulls. All bulls are with free delivery in Western Canada. vet inspected and semen tested. Contact Selling: 90 Simmental & Angus bulls, as 306-969-4506. the Rasmussenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 403-227-2824 or T Bar C Internet bidding available at: well as 70 commercial bred heifers. For For info call Troy & Dianna Walgenbach more information or a catalogue contact RED & BLACK Purebred yearling bulls, Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. For a catalogue 403-742-4265 or Bob Burla 250-517-8521 Glenn 204-851 5669, Eric 306-434 8567, Contact Troy at L - Dee Stock Farms, or more information. View the catalogue View the catalogue and videos online at: online at: Brent 204-773 2356 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-867-7719, Glenside, SK. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online RED ANGUS PUREBRED 2 year old bulls. 9 PB CHAROLAIS Heifers, very quiet. Bred at: Watch and bid on- Contact DBM Angus Farms, Holland, MB., to easy calving Ledger son. Due to start line at: (PL#116061) Brian 204-526-0942, David 204-723-0288. calving at beginning of March. Call Qualman Charolais 306-492-4634, Dundurn, SK GALLOWAY BULL SALE: March 5 to 8th. BLACK ANGUS BULLS on moderate grow- Online catalogue: ing ration, performance info available. Val- HOWE RED ANGUS & Whitecap/Rosso HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS 20th Annu- Russel Horvey, 403-749-2780, Delburne leyhills Angus, Glaslyn, SK. Adrian or Brian Charolais 28th Annual Bull Sale. April al Bull Sale, Saturday March 10th at 2:00 AB, View on-line at: and Elaine Edwards, 306-441-0946, 4th, 2018, 1:00PM at Howe farm, 8 miles PM. Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, 306-342-4407, South of Moose Jaw on #2 Hwy, 1.5 miles SK. Selling 70 bulls, including 16 two year on Baildon grid. Selling 45 yearling olds. For catalogue contact Layne or Paula PALMER CHAROLAIS/NIELSON LAND AND East 2 year old Red Angus; 50 two year old Evans at 306-252-2246 or go online to: CATTLE CO., Charolais and Black & Red and and 25 yearling Charolais. Con- Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, Monday, March Charolais a c t D a r w i n 3 0 6 - 6 9 0 - 8 9 1 6 , K e l l y STEPPLER FARMS 7TH Annual Charolais 12, 2:00 PM, at the Palmer farm, Blad- t306-693-2163 or Mike 306-631-8779. Bull Sale, Sunday, March 11, 1:00 PM, worth, SK. Offering 45 Black & Red Angus Catalogue online at: Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB. 75 yearyearling bulls, 9 Black & Red PB Angus yearling heifers, 5 Black Baldy bred com- RED ANGUS BULLS, two year olds, se- lings and 15 two year olds, sound, good mercial heifers, and 60 two year old & men tested, guaranteed breeders. Delivery haired and thick, most are polled. Sale yearling Charolais bulls, most polled, some available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, broadcast at For catalogue or info. contact Andre Steppler, cell red factor. Top quality cattle with great Englefeld, SK. 204-750-1951. View videos and catalogue pedigrees that will work. Sale broadcast at MCTAVISH FARMS RED ANGUS & Charoonline at: . Please call Larry Nielson at DAVIDSON GELBVIEH/ LONESOME 3 0 6 - 5 6 7 - 7 4 9 3 o r Ve l o n H e r b a c k at lais Bull Sale with Charla Moore Farms, TAN, WHITE & RED Charolais Bulls, year- DOVE RANCH 29th Annual Bull Sale, Tuesday, March 13th, 1:30 PM at the farm, 306-567-7033. Catalogue and videos onSaturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00 PM at their lings and 2 year olds, Wheatheart CharoMoosomin, SK. 9 Red Angus yearlings and line at 3 two year olds; 37 Charolais yearlings and lais, 306-882-6444, or cell 306-831-9369, bull yards, Ponteix, SK. Complimentary lunch at 11:00 AM. Pre-sale viewing and Rosetown, SK. RED & BLACK Purebred yearling bulls, 4 two year olds. View videos and cataFriday, March 2nd. Selling Contact Troy at L - Dee Stock Farms, logue online at COYOTE FLATS 3rd Annual Bull Sale, hospitality, 100+ purebred Gelbvieh yearling bulls, Call or text Jared at 306-435-9842 306-867-7719, Glenside, SK. Monday, March 5th 1:00PM at the Red or Black. Performance and semen SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Red and Black farm, Coaldale, AB. 45 two year olds & 35 tested. Vernon and Eileen 306-625-3755, Angus coming 2-year-old bulls for sale. yearling Charolais bulls plus 40 Simmental Ross and Tara 306-625-3513, Ponteix, SK. Good selection. Call Shane 306-869-8074 cross Angus heifers with Charcross calves B i d d i n g i n p e r s o n o r o n - l i n e : at side. Catalogue and videos online at: View catalog and video on or Keith 306-454-2730. Ceylon, SK. internet bidding at: our websites: Call Mark Lohues 403-634-2989. and The WARDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RED ANGUS MARCH 6, 2018 PALMER CHAROLAIS/NIELSON LAND AND BC Livestock Producers in Kamloops CATTLE CO., Charolais and Black & Red Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, Monday, March SAT. MARCH 3RD, 2:00 PM 12, 2:00 PM, at the Palmer farm, Bladt#MBDL"OHVT#VMMT worth, SK. Offering 60 two year old and SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES yearling Charolais bulls, most polled, some t5XP:FBS0ME#VMMT Selling 50 Super Long Yearlings red factor, 45 Black and Red Angus yeart:FBSMJOH#VMMT ling bulls, 9 Black and Red PB Angus yearand Top Cut Yearling Bulls. ling heifers, 5 Black Baldy bred commercial Wintering and volume discounts available. heifers. Top quality cattle with great pedigrees that will work. Sale broadcast at STILL MEADOW FARM For a catalogue or information contact . Please call Velon Herback, Ken Ayre Clarke Ward 306-931-3824 or 0 6 - 5 6 7 - 7 0 3 3 o r L a r r y N i e l s o n a t 18TH ANNUAL SASKATOON Gelbvieh Bull 22901-56th Avenue, Langley, BC. T Bar C Cattle Co 306-220-5006 3306-567-7493. Catalogue and videos on- and Female Sale, Saturday, March 17, 2018, Saskatoon Livestock Sales. Pre-sale Watch & bid online line at viewing and customer appreciation Friday, 604-533-8316 Cell: 604-809-1724 â&#x20AC;&#x153;MUSCLE UPâ&#x20AC;? at Stephen Charolais March 16, 2018. Gelbvieh bulls add Bull Sale with guests DRD and Bar H pounds at weaning, feed efficiency, and View the Catalogue online at Viewing of bulls and catalog at Charolais, Friday, Feb. 16th, Whitewood, superior maternal strength. Selling 35 Livestock Sales, SK. On offer 47 two year stout polled red and black yearling PB and old and yearling Full French, French Influ- balancer Gelbvieh bulls and select females. purebred and Red Factor bulls. View Also new this year selling a select group of ENGINEERED TO BREED MORE COWS & BUILT TO LAST ence, catalogue online at: Angus bulls. Sale can be viewed online via Broadcast by: or call Kelly DLMS. For more info. and catalogue: Darcy 1100 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forage Developedâ&#x20AC;? bulls sold to 85% repeat customers across Canada Stephen 306-435-7383. 306-865-2929 or 306-865-7859, or Darrell indicate versatility, virility & value! REGISTERED PUREBRED CHAROLAIS 780-581-0077, or Functional, moderate & maternal. Angus genetics from a 3rd generation bulls: 40+ yearling and 5 coming 2 year s a l e s c o n s u l t a n t K i r k H u r l b u r t olds, for sale by private treaty. Belmont, 306-222-8210. purebred bull supplier 68 years in the business. MB. Brad 204-537-2367 or 204-523-0062 GELBVIEH BULLS Reg. 2 yr. old and ling polled bulls from our 39 year breeding MCTAVISH FARMS CHAROLAIS and Red program. Reds and blacks. 780-672-9950, Angus Bull Sale with Charla Moore Farms, Camrose, AB. Tuesday, March 13th, 1:30 PM at the farm, TWIN BRIDGE FARMS and Twin View Moosomin, SK. 37 Charolais yearlings and Livestock 7th Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Monday, 4 two year olds; 9 Red Angus yearlings and March 12th, 2018, 1:00 PM at the Silver 3 two year olds. View videos and cata- Sage Community Corral in Brooks, AB. logue online at Selling 45 yearling Gelbvieh bulls. Red and Call or text Jared at 306-435-9842 black genetics on offer. Guest consignor BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, Keriness Cattle Co. For information conFebruary 28, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Beck Farms, tact: Ron and Carol Birch 403-792-2123, 100 2-YEAR-OLD ANGUS BULLS Milestone, SK. 92 Charolais and Here- Aaron Birch 403-485-5518, or Don Savage ford bulls on offer. Wade 306-436-7458 Auctions 403-948-3520. View catalogue ND or Chad 306-436-7300. Catalogue online online at Sale will be broadcast on Live Auctions.TV at: 1.45&55-&3"6$5*0/."35t45&55-&3 "# COMING 2 YR. old polled PB Charolais 3rd ANNUAL FLADELAND LIVESTOCK 0O-JOF#JEEJOH"WBJMBCMF bulls, some red factor. Call Kings Polled Bull Sale, Wednesday March 14, 2018, XXXEMNTDB 1:30 PM, Johnston Auction Mart, Moose Charolais, 306-435-7116, Rocanville, SK. Jaw, SK. Selling 29 Red and Black yearling TWO YEAR OLD Char. Bulls, sired by Sil- and long yearling Gelbvieh bulls. For more ver Bullet and Roundup, calving ease and information call Del, 306-869-8123 or exc. selection. Martens Charolais Clint, 306-861-5654. View catalogue on4JM $I 4JMBT$IBQNBO  t"VDUJPOFFS%PO3BGGBO      " UJ % 3 GG    growth, and Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB. line at: 2 YEAR OLD Angus Bulls, commercially oriented bulls built and selected for their environment. 306-577-9141, Wawota, SK.

RED ANGUS BULLS on moderate growing ration, performance info available. Valleyhills Angus, Glaslyn, SK. Adrian or Brian and Elaine Edwards, 306-441-0946, 306-342-4407,

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J E N - T Y G E L B V I E H A N N UA L B U L L SALE, March 6th, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at the Medicine Hat Feeding Co., Medicine Hat, AB. On offer: Red and Black Purebred yearling bulls. For more information or for a catalogue call 403-378-4898. View on-line:

BECK McCOY BULL SALE, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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: REGISTERED POLLED HEREFORD yearling bulls: Thick topped, big rumped, easy calving, lots of hair with good temperaments. Priced at $3300. 50% down, balance when the bull leaves farm in spring 2018. Pick them early! V&G Polled Herefords, Garnet and Jordan Keller, 1 Mile north of Melville, SK. on Hwy #47. Phone 306-728-3657, 306-728-9057 or 306-728-0108. Email:

BRAUN RANCH Horned Hereford Bull Sale. March 9, 1:00PM at the ranch, Simmie, SK. 20 two year olds bulls, 30 yearling bulls, 5 purebred open heifers, 25 commercial open heifers. View catalogue and sale videos on-line at: Contact Craig Braun at 306-297-2132.

18TH ANNUAL R PLUS Simmentals Bull Sale, Sunday March 4, 2018 1:00PM at the farm near Estevan, SK. Offering 100 industry leading yearling and two year old bulls. For more info. or a catalogue contact Marlin 306-421-2470 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at: Watch and bid online at: (PL#116061).

SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 7th, 2018, 1:00 PM Saskatoon Livestock Sales. Saskatoon, SK. 45 Red/Black/Fullblood beef bulls and 10 heifers on offer. Semen tested & fully guaranteed. Free delivery, Sight unseen purchase program. View our catalogue and videos online at: 306-544-7633. JP CATTLE CO. with guests Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 1:00PM on the farm, McAuley, MB. Selling: 90 Simmental & Angus bulls, as well as 70 commercial bred heifers. For more information or a catalogue contact Glenn 204-851 5669, Eric 306-434 8567, Brent 204-773 2356 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at: Watch and bid online at: (PL#116061)


at the Crossroads Center, Oyen, AB.

100 BLACK ANGUS 3rd and 4th calvers; 250 Black & Red Angus 2nd calvers. Swift Current, SK. 306-773-1049, 306-741-6513. TOP QUALITY HOME raised, preg. checked bred heifers. Vaccinated, Ivomec, bred to calving ease Black and Red Angus Bulls. Start calving mid March. 60 Black Angus and 5 Red Angus cross. Winston Hougham, 306-344-4913, Frenchman Butte, SK. ASHWORTH FARM AND RANCH 15th Annual Bull Sale, Monday, March 5th, 1 PM at the farm. 8 miles South of Oungre, SK. Hwy. #35, 2-1/2 miles East. Offering 80 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 Kyle at 306-861-9352. View catalogue on-line at:

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. POLLED LIMOUSIN BULLS Yearling and 2 year old bulls for sale by Private Treaty. Harvey Tedford 306-634-8536 or Darryl Tedford 306-634-4621, Estevan, SK. GOOD SELECTION OF stout red and black Limousin bulls with good growth, dispositions, calving ease. Qually-T Limousin, Rose Valley, SK. Call 306-322-7563 or 306-322-7554.

LABATTE SIMMENTALS & MEADOW ACRES FARMS 38th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK., 4 miles west of Moose Jaw on TransCanada Highway. Offering: 100 Simmental beef bulls (50 Red Polled PB, 40 Black Polled PB, 6 Fullblood); 16 Red & Black open heifers. For catalogues and information, call Barry LaBatte at 306-815-7900 or 3 0 6 - 9 6 9 - 4 8 2 0 , D u s t i n F o r n w a l d at 306-487-7510, Blair Fornwald at 306-487-7662 or Scott Johnstone at 306-693-4715. View catalogue online at: PL#914447

RED POLL BULLS: Thank you to all our buyers - recent and former. Due to health issues, 2018 will be our last year offering bulls. A limited number of yearling and 2-year-olds are available. Larry and Linda Fleming 780-892-3447, Wabamun, AB. TOP QUALITY PB Red Factor 2 year old bulls, good disposition, great hair coats, guaranteed breeders, reasonably priced. Down payment will hold until spring; Dark POLLED POLLED POLLED- Salers bulls red yearling bulls, off Crossroads Degree. for sale. Call Spruce Grove Salers, Yorkton, Green Spruce Simmental, 306-467-4975, 306-467-7912, Duck Lake, SK. SK, 306-782-9554 or 306-621-1060. 2 YR. OLD SALERS Bulls, 18 Red and Black bulls, mostly polled. Excellent dispositions. Bulls for cows and heifers. See Facebook, 403-872-1549, Red Deer County, AB. Please email:

19TH ANNUAL KUNTZ-McINTOSH-SAJ Simmental Bull Sale on Tuesday March 13th, 1:00 PM CST, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. 65 yearling red, black fullblood, and full Fleckvieh Simmental bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For info contact Trevor Kuntz at 306-441-1308, Blair McIntosh at 306-441-7755, Stuart Jamieson at 306-397-2706, or T Bar C Cattle Co. at 306-220-5006. Watch and bid online at and view the catalogue online at ROBB FARMS & HOEGL LIVESTOCK Bull Sale, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 1:00PM MAST, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. On offer: 73 Red, Black & Fullblood quality Simmental bulls. Also 6 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:

CANADIAN CENTRAL SIMMENTAL & Angus Bull & Female Sale, Monday March 5th, 1:00PM at Winnipeg Livestock Sales, Winnipeg, MB. Offering 45 Simmental & Black Angus yearlings & two year old bulls, plus purebred & commercial heifers. For a catalogue or more information contact T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Association the catalogue online at: 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more info. Watch and bid online at: (PL#116061).

FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. Cows and quota needed. We buy all classes of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620.

23RD ANNUAL BULL SALE Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:00 PM (MST)

THE SOUTH SASK Simmental Annual Bull Sale, Monday March 12th, 1:00 PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Selling 70 Red, Black Simmental and Red & Black Angus bulls. Wintering and delivery available. For more information or a catalogue call T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006 (PL#116061). View catalogue online at

50 HOME BRED AND RAISED Sim/Angus bred heifers. Reds & Blacks, bred black. Bulls were put out on June 1st. Heifers have been pregnancy checked and received Ivomec as well as first shot of S c o u r b o s , $ 2 4 0 0 O B O. C a l l o r t e x t 306-269-9059, Parkman, SK. 40 QUALITY PUREBRED Red & Black Angus bred heifers, $2500/ea. Spruce Acres, 306-272-4451, Foam Lake, SK. Breeding quality for 24 years.

IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION Bull Sale March 8th, 2018 at 1:00PM, Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK. Selling 100 Red and Black Simmentals, Red and Black Angus & Simmental/Angus bulls. Volume & loyalty customer discounts. For more information or a catalogue contact Brian McCarthy 306-435-7527 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-220-5006. View the catalogue online at: Watch and bid onBLACK 2 YEAR OLD’s; Also Red, Black line at: (PL#116061). and fullblood yearling bulls. Moderate birth weights, excellent temperaments. All BULL SALE: BLACK & Red Simmental bulls bulls sold private treaty. Call Bill or Virgin- for the purebred/commercial breeder. ia Peters, 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. March 14, 2018, 2:00 PM, Innisfail Auction WANTED: SIMMENTAL RED ANGUS cross Mart, 403-922-6748 or 403-669-8938, Innisfail, AB. bull. 306-283-9276, Langham, SK.

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:

2005 HIGHLINE 7200 bale processor, WANTED: ANTIQUES & JUNK you want to $6900. 306-423-5444, Domremy, SK. clear out. Almost anything in old buildings. FREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak Pay cash, will travel! 403-915-0447, S. AB. panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; WANTED: WILLOW STANDS (2-3m tall) to Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed- harvest. Will compensate land owner. ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will Yellow, sandbar, & diamond willows. 2-3 hrs. radius from Calgary. 403-437-9052, custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. SVEN ROLLER MILLS. Built for over 40 years. PTO/elec. drive, 40 to 1000 bu./hr. Example: 300 bu./hr. unit costs $1/hr. to run. Rolls peas and all grains. We regroove and repair all makes of mills. Call Apollo Machine 306-242-9884, 1-877-255-0187. 2002 WELLSITE 10’x30’ trailer, propane pig, AC, bdrm. w/bunk beds, Fresh CVIP, $38,800. Stk #UV1026. On Track CompaWHEATHEART ENERGY EFFICIENT 200 ny Inc. 780-672-6868, Camrose, AB. head livestock waterers. CSA approved with stainless steel pans. Limited supply, $850. Call Dale at Mainway Farm Equipment, 306-567-3285 or 306-567-7299, Davidson S U N D O G S O L A R WAT E R S Y S T E M S, portable winter/summer. Call Shadow Ranch, 306-354-7500, Mossbank, SK. WANT THE ORGANIC ADVANTAGE? NH 358 MIX MILL with PBF. Very hard to Contact an organic Agrologist at Pro-Cert find! Still on first corner of hammers, extra for information on organic farming: prosscreens, in very good condition, $8000. pects, transition, barriers, benefits, certifiCall Randy at 204-729-5162, Brandon, MB. cation and marketing. Call 306-382-1299, Saskatoon, SK. or STEEL VIEW MFG. Self-standing panels, windbreaks, silage/hay bunks, feeder pan- ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION els, sucker rod fence posts. Custom or- of MANITOBA COOPERATIVE (OPAM). ders. Call Shane 306-493-2300, Delisle, Non-profit members owned organic certifiSK. cation body. Certifying producers, processor & brokers in Western Canada since CATTLE SHELTER PACKAGES or built on 1 9 8 8 . M i n i o t a , M B . C o n t a c t : s i t e . F o r e a r l y b o o k i n g c a l l 204-567-3745, 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website:

CATTLE SHELTER PACKAGES or built on site. For early booking call 1-800-667-4990 or visit our website: BOY CATTLE FEEDER, 6’ diameter 100 PLUS OPEN replacement heifers, Red BIG holds 100 bu., tow it behind tractor Angus/Simm. cross. Home raised, full wheel, or truck, $5600. 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. herd health program, no implants, no brands. Contact Brian at: 306-432-0001 or David at: 306-723-4727, Cupar, SK.

ARE YOU SINGLE and would rather be in love? Camelot Introductions has been successfully matching people for over 23 years. In-person interviews by Intuitive Matchmaker in MB and SK. Call 306-978L OVE ( 5 6 8 3 ) , 2 0 4 - 2 5 7 - L OVE ( 5 6 8 3 )

BOSTON TERRIERS: 3 adult breeding pairs (2 are pregnant). No inbreeding. Brindle pups avail. 780-365-2217, Andrew, AB.

PUREBRED BORDER COLLIE puppies, from good working parents, ready to go. 306-267-5748. Coronach, SK. GREAT PYRENEES PUPS born to working parents. Vet checked, 2nd shots, ready to go now, $375/each. 403-308-4781, E-mail:

WANTED: ORGANIC LENTILS, peas and chickpeas. Stonehenge Organics, Assiniboia, SK., 306-640-8600, 306-640-8437. ORGANIC CO2 FERTILIZER: CropPlus. A 100% natural, organic, mineral based, foliar applied fertilizer. It contains carbon dioxide, which is very beneficial in plant health. Apply with any sprayer. $10/acre. Cory Wiebe 204-247-2142, Roblin, MB. CERTIFIED ORGANIC fall rye, buckwheat, canola and sweet clover seed for sale. Call 306-621-7310, Yorkton, SK.

LOOKING FOR: ORGANIC hay & grain. Phone Sam, 204-326-9270, Steinbach, MB. COMMON CERTIFIED ORGANIC Alfalfa (tap rooted), common cert. organic Red and common cert. organic Alsike Clover, ROUND BALE FEEDERS built from 2 3/8 oil 50 lb. bags. 306-382-1299, Saskatoon, SK. field pipe, single or double feeders. Will build to suit your needs. Will also build other livestock equipment. Can deliver. Call Frank, 306-640-5542, Rockglen, SK. 2 ROUND BALE FEEDERS, $200/ea; 4 steel 10’ troughs, $200/ea; 1 steel calf self feeder w/35 bu. hopper, $600; 1 cow lift, fits on FEL, $600; JD 22” roller mill, on trailer, $500. 306-726-8137, Cupar, SK.

SIM/ANGUS COWS FOR SALE, bred Red & Black. Cows start calving March 10th. Received Ivomec and Scourbos. Call or text for pricing, 306-269-9059, Parkman, SK. 400 REPLACEMENT QUALITY heifers: 800 lbs. by mid-March, You pick. Can feed until grass time. Will finance feed and cattle until they go. Trucking available. No TBA implants/ balance growing rations/ complete vaccination program. Not asking a fortune for these heifers, just a premium over market. Phone Blaine 306-621-9751 or Steve 306-621-2522, Yorkton, SK.

2007 WORKSTAR 7400 IHC feed truck, 7780 hrs. on the truck, bought new (Oct. 2008) c/w new Cattelac 600 mixer, excellent cond, $100,000. 306-672-7502 or 306-672-3516, Gull Lake, SK.

CATTLEMENS FINANCIAL CORP. Programs for cow/calf operators and feedlots, proceeds as you sell and equity draws. 780-448-0033 or

FFS- FUCHS FARM SUPPLY are the Canadian dealer for Farm Aid, parts and mix wagons. 306-762-2125, Vibank, SK.

WANTED: CULL COWS and bulls. For bookcall Kelly at Drake Meat Processors, 6 BLACK SIMMENTAL/ANGUS bulls, out of ings Angus cows and a score black Simmental 306-363-2117 ext. 111, Drake, SK. sire, $3500. Call LV Ranch, Forestburg, AB. 780-582-2254.

PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY 14th Annual Bull and Female Sale, Thursday March 1st, 1:00PM at the ranch, 22 kms east of Balcarres, SK. Offering 70 Red & Black PB and FB Simmental bulls, yearlings and extra age bulls, all polled. 10 open PB Simmental heifers. For more information call Lee Stilborn 306-335-7553, or 306-335-2828. View catalogue online at: Watch and bid online at:

IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION BULL SALE at the Spring Creek Simmentals farm on March 8, 2018. 90 Red & Black Simmental, Red & Black Angus and hybrid bulls sell. We also have a select group of private treaty bulls, including some 2 year olds. Please call 306-435-7527, Moosomin, SK. Email: Visit online:

85 BLACK BRED heifers, bred Black Angus, easy calving bulls, bulls out 60 days, start calving May 1st, all vaccinations & Ivomec, $2300. 306-283-4388, Saskatoon, SK.

50 BULLS. 5 Purebred Opens. 200+ POLLED PB THICK Butt Salers age advan- Open Replacements: Ranchmen's tage bulls, excellent disposition, tested. Simmental Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 26, TWO PUREBRED STALLIONS w/beautiful DynaRich Salers. Richard Andersen, 2018, 1:00 PM, NCL 780-581-8328, Vermil- markings. Born July 4 and Aug. 26, 2015, lion, AB. Info. call 306-267-5748, Coronach, SK. 403-746-2919, Eckville, AB.

11TH SUN COUNTRY SHORTHORN SALE, Tues. March 6th, 2018, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Selling 38 yearling and 2 year old Shorthorn bulls and 18 replacement heifers. Horseshoe Creek Farms, Weyburn, SK., 306-861-5504; Anwender Cattle Company, Radville, SK., 306-442-209; Rocking L Cattle Company, Wawato, SK., 306-577-8840; Diamond Creek Cattle Company, Weyburn, SK., 306-861-1422. SELLING FOR THE ESTATE of Harvey Blanchette. One 3 year old white bull, very sound and quiet. PB name is BMC11C, Sire BMV1274, Dam-uphill rose 6Z. 306-342-4918, Glaslyn, SK.

WESTMAN HONEY BEE Nucs containing all of the essential components of the interior of a beehive. Bee Outfitters Winnipeg, 866-783-2240 ext. 228, or Westman Honey Bee Producers in Brandon 204-728-9129,

GYPSY VANER X TEAM, broke to drive and ride, 2 matched reg. Quarter Horse dun mares, several bred mares, stallions and geldings. 306-435-3634, Moosomin, SK.

HORSE COLLARS, all sizes, steel and aluminum horseshoes. We ship anywhere. Keddie’s, 1-800-390-6924 or

NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for Elk. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. I CAN ASSIST you in finding the best markets for all classes of elk livestock. Call for options and prices. Ian 204-848-2498, 204-867-0085.


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TIRED OF -25? This is your exclusive invitation to Creston BC. Our mild winters are hard to beat, daily temp's usually above freezing, woke up to plus 9! Ready for a warmer winter? I would love to help you find your new home in our spectacular valley! Call me, Century 21 Veitch Realty. 250-435-3535, 250-428-9331, Creston BC, LOOKING FOR A LADY who likes fishing, camping and travelling. Must be a nonsmoker, slim, physically fit and between 60-70 years of age. Send photo and phone CANADA’S AG-ONLY number to: Box 4015, Melfort, SK. S0E 1A0 LISTINGS GIANT SENIOR GENTLEMAN would like to meet 70’ish lady for companionship, who likes to travel, camp & enjoy the outdoors. Please reply with photo and phone number. Box 5004, c/o Western Producer Classifieds, Box 2500, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4

SENIOR LADY, would like to meet 70’ish male companion, to talk, laugh, socialize and travel with. No smoking, social drinking, please reply with photo and phone number. Box 5004, c/o Western Producer Classifieds, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C4

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CROMER, MB., in the heart of the oilfield. 11,000 plus sq. ft. manufacturing and office facility on 80 acres with older home and other buildings. Located 2 kms from tank farm and pipeline station. Large doors, 3 phase power, well drained yard. Call Grant Tweed, Century 21 Westman Realty, Brandon, 204-761-6884. 175 MAIN ST., PIERCELAND, SK. 60’x90’ commercial building, perfect for any business, $399,000. MLS®SK711082. Meadow North Realty: Call 306-236-4610, or email

LOG SIDING, LOG cabin logs, Fir timbers, Fir flooring, Cedar. Special orders. Check o u t m o r e i n fo . at : ro u c k b ro s . c o m Lumby, BC., 1-800-960-3388.

LOG AND TIMBER HOMES, Saskatoon, SK. Visit or call 306-222-6558.

YELLOWHEAD MODULAR HOME SALES, Canadian built by Moduline. Last chance at elite pricing: 960 sq. ft., 2 bdrm, 2 bath, $79,900; 1216 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, $91,900; 1520 sq. ft., 3 or 4 bdrm, 2 bath, $114,900. 306-496-7538, weekend calls.


WWW.MEDALLION-HOMES.CA modular homes/lake houses/RTM’s. Visit our sales lot, or check online for stock, homes and all other plans. Factory direct orders built to your specs! Trade-ins welcome, buy and sell used homes. Hwy 2 South, Prince Albert, SK. Call 306-764-2121 or toll free 1-800-249-3969.

East Central Saskatchewan Multi-Seller Land Auction Event Thursday, March 15, 2018 St. Mary’s Cultural Center 240 Wellington Ave., Yorkton, SK Doors open at 11 a.m., Auction at 1:30 p.m. Over 3 million dollars worth of farmland. 19 quarters of land & 1 acreage. 8 RMs & 9 different sellers.

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J&H HOMES: Save up to $10,000 on select RTM showhomes. Limited time offer!! View at: 306-652-5322. RT M S A N D S I T E b u i l t h o m e s . C a l l 1-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures and pricing at: HOME HARDWARE RTM Homes and Cottages. Phone 1-800-663-3350 or go onl i n e fo r f l o o r p l a n s a n d s p e c s at : RT M S A N D S I T E b u i l t h o m e s . C a l l 1-866-933-9595, or go online for pictures and pricing at:

PARK MODEL, 2015 Cavco turn-key ready fully furnished, lots of upgrades, washer and dryer, outdoor patio, shed, awning, gazebo. Located in LasQuintas Oasis RV resort, Yuma, AZ. $39,900 USD. Rent paid until November 2018. Call 306-960-6316.

5 ACRE FARM, fenced, 4 bedroom, home, cabin, barns, fruit trees, river frontage, $329,000. 403-304-9665 msg., Slocan, BC.

ELK RANCH, TURN KEY OPERATION: Approx. 450 acres NE of Rimbey, AB. 380 acres are fenced & cross fenced with approx. 6 miles of 8’ wire, 7 waterers and 11 pens. Fully fenced hay yard. Certified status on the National CWD program since 2000. Full handling facility with hydraulic squeeze. Living quarters in handling facility, plus 2 walk-in freezers. 2 wells, 2 septic systems. 2 gravel pits (royalty revenue $30,000/year) 1 that can be subdivided. Gas well lease with $5200/year revenue, $1,950,000. Call Don 403-704-0492.



EDGERTON, ALBERTA. Call 306-830-2305 or email ‘’ for complete details of the tender package.

GRAIN FARM FOR sale: 2862 +/- acres in a very nice block; mostly cultivated; only 60 kms. to Red Deer, AB. $16,000,000. John at Maxwell Capital Realty, 403-813-8006,

ORGANIC LAND in MD of Mackenzie, north of Peace River: 1200 seeded ac., 1800 sq.ft house w/garage, 6800 sq.ft. shop, 60x120 cold storage, 100,000+ bu. grain storage, power, phone, natural gas, dugout, on school bus route. 780-928-2538 or 780-841-1180. SUCCESSFUL MARKET GARDEN: 45 ac. with equipment, buildings and 2 houses. Farmers market, wholesale and retail business. MLS® #L121179, $147,500. Beaverlodge, AB., 780-835-1992, 7703 ACRES GRASSLAND adjoining the South Sask. River! EMPRESS, AB. ID #1100634. Set in a beautiful natural area this is a world class trophy proper with antelope hunting plus various other wildlife. Land is located in two provinces with a combination of deeded and lease land. Includes 6 dugouts, all bottom fed with solar water set up. There are also 2 water wells and 2 good corals. All is fenced and cross fenced with 2 miles of new fences in last 3 yrs. and the rest of fencing is in fair/good shape. Owner has about 300 head on the land every year and rotates every year so as not to overgraze. Real Estate Centre, 1-866-345-3414. Visit:

LAND FOR SALE in RM McCrainy SW 1/4 16-30-28-W2, gravel on adjacent 1/4. Bids close Feb. 18, 2018. 306-229-2181, Kenaston, SK. Email: FARMLAND: 150 AC, RM of Moose Range, Smoky Burn, SE 01-51-09-W2, $275,000. 306-209-7775 or 1 QUARTER SECTION farmland in the RM of Mount Pleasant (SW-35-01-34-W1). Macfarlane Land and Farm Equipment Auction, Wednesday April 25th, 2018. Glen Ewen, SK. For sale bill & photos visit: Join us on FB! 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815. Mack Auction Co. PL 311962. LAND WANTED: TO rent or purchase in RM 218 and RM 248. Will pay premium for the right land. Call 306-726-8090, Cupar, SK. Email: 320 ACRES, 10 miles south of Lajord, Regina heavy clay. Call Don at 306-789-2907.

RM OF TURTLE RIVER #469, 1/4 section for sale: SE 30-47-19-W3. Farmed until approx. 2007. Fenced w/horse shoe shaped creek running through. Has power. Close to Jackfish Lake, SK. 306-382-1384.

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NE 19-02-17-W2, RM of Lake Alma #8: 146 acres, home quarter, 3 bedroom bungalow, 1242+/- sq. ft., partially finished basement, electric heat, central air, laminate flooring, vinyl siding, 4 appliances included, shallow well w/quality water, small barn, water bowl & cattle shed, pasAGRICULTURE SPECIALIST ture, SE 19-02-17-W2 RM of Lake Alma #8; 159 acres, FVA 75,400, 100 acres tame hay, balance pasture, NW 20-02-17-W2 RM of Lake Alma #8; 141 acres, FVA 66,900, dugout, pasture. SW 20-02-17-W2 RM of Lake Alma 1.306.327.7661 #8; 160 acres, FVA 58,600, dugout, 100 acres tame hay, balance pasture. Maurice Ranch Land and Equipment Auction Wednesday April 18th, 2018. Lake Alma, SK. Visit SASKATOON for sale bill and photos and join us on FB. Info. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815, Mack Auction Co. PL 311962. TENDER: CRANE VALLEY farmland for rent. 10 quarters, approx. 1320 acres culti3 QUARTERS of FARMLAND for sale in vated and 70 acres fenced pasture in the RM of Fillmore, SK: NE 28-12-10 W2 (160 RM of Excel. Land located roughly 5 miles acres of summer fallow); NW 27-12-10 W2 west & 3 miles south of Crane Valley, SK. (160 acres stubble); NE 27-12-10 W2 (100 Rental tenders invited in writing for the acres stubble + 40 acres of seeded grass). above land with preference given to tendCall 306-722-7439. ers involving all lands. Tenders close 5:00PM March 9th Successful bidder to complete rental agreement with vendor/landlord by March 21st, 2018. Rent tenders to specify $/acre cash rent. Highest or any bidder not necessarily accepted. 3-5 year term offered. Respondents must rely on their own research and inspection. For more information contact Colleen or Cell: 306-230-1588 Rod at 306-937-7400. Submit tenders in writing to: Box 932, Battleford, SK. S0M Office: 306-361-8926 0E0. Land locations: NE 07-09-27, SE 07-09-27, NW 05-09-27, SE 08-09-27, SE Fax: 306-665-1443 09-09-27, SE 16-09-27, NE 17-09-27, NE 05-09-27 and SE 05-09-27.

1/2 SECTION in the RM of Bratt’s Lake #129 for sale: South of Gray, SK. Land location is SW and NW 36-13-19 W2. Contact Sandy Krenning 780-672-9500. DWEIN TRASK REALTY INC. Conquest: Full Section of mostly seeded grass with power and 3 dugouts, Sec 13-30-10 W3, $654,900; Hafford: Full quarter with approx. 140 cult. ac., SE 30-42-09 W3, priced to sell $117,900. Call Dwein 306-221-1035

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5900 ACRE RANCH SW Saskatchewan, ID#1100582 GOVENLOCK, SK. MLS®: 5900 acre ranch 15 kms from the AB-SK border & 40 kms from USA border. There are 4892 acres deeded and 1012 acres government lease with 61 acres flood irrigated alfalfa. Property comes with a 4 bedroom home, corrals, heated barn & a massive steel shop. Real Estate Centre, 1-866-345-3414. For all our listings visit:

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UP TO 350 ac. of grain land near Hudson Bay, SK., $1000/ac. 50 ac. green spruce timber w/sawmill, hydro & home on riverbank, lots of snow and elk, 306-865-7469. WANTED: GRAIN LAND for rent in Northern/Central Saskatchewan. Call Mike 306-469-7741, Big River, SK.

FOR RENT BY TENDER: RM of Nipawin, SK. #487, NE-14-49-15W2, NW-14-49-15W2, & SW-14-49-15W2, comprising of 472 cult. ac. There are no buildings on the land other than a house and barns on the 5 acre yard site. All of the land is currently farmed. Tenders are to be submitted in envelopes marked “Nipawin Tender”, to Dez a r a e S e n f t at M i l l e r T h o m s o n L L P, 600-2103 11th Ave., Regina, SK., S4P 3Z8, on or before noon on Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, and shall include: tender price, length of rental term, any other terms you are prepared to offer and a certified cheque/bank draft payable to “Miller Thomson LLP in trust” for 10% of the tender price (being 10% of the annual rent pmt. you are tendering). No conditional tenders will be accepted and the highest, or any tender, will not necessarily be accepted. Tenders will not be opened in public. The deposit of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned by mail. The successful tenderer shall enter into a lease agreement on or before Mar. 16, 2018. The 10% deposit will constitute a deposit towards the first years rental payment. For further information, please contact Dezarae Senft, 306-347-8309.









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6 QUARTERS LAND for sale in RM of Shellbrook, SK. Includes home quarter with house, 2 car garage, machine shed, cattle sheds, barn, corrals, steel bins. 18 miles North of Shellbrook. Submit inquires to: GRAIN LAND TO RENT, 35 mile radius of Land Info, Box 338 Asquith, SK, before Rouleau, SK. Call 306-776-2600 or email: March 24, 2018. Or call 306-314-0212.

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MOOSOMIN 19 acres - owned by GDR Company Farm Ltd. CLAYBANK 104 acres - owned by Irene & Wayne Maier PELLY 159 acres - owned by The Estate of Alphonse Sterzer in C/O Bernadette Monteith, Crystal Sterzer & Timothy Sterzer KRONAU 160 acres - owned by Brian Siller MELVILLE 318 acres - owned by Kim Bilan DINSMORE 319 acres - owned by Jack Lloyd & Robert Lloyd CARLYLE 960 acres - owned by Suzan Mcrae-Wilson & Heather Wilson ELBOW 1270 acres - owned by Arthur, Donald & Ronald Chernick & Woodmere Farms Inc. BIRSAY 1548 acres - owned by Inez Ward as P.O.A. for Robert Whiteside ROBSART 2400 acres - owned by Linda & Glen Lewis

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(306) 948-4478 Saskatchewan’s Ag Real Estate Professionals QUARTER SECTION #1: SW-04-18-11 W2, RM of Indian Head #156; FVA 219,000. 2017 crop - 140 acres (Green peas 65 acres & Nexera canola 75 acres). 2017 taxes $1078.02; Quarter Section #2: NW-04-18-11 W2, RM of Indian Head #156; FVA 248,800. 2017 crop - 160 A c r e s N e x e r a C a n o l a . 2 0 1 7 Ta x e s $1224.72. Briercrest Farms Farm Equipment Auction, Saturday April 14th, 2018, Sintaluta, SK. For sale bill & photos visit: Info at 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815, Mack Auction Co. PL 311962. Join us on FB!

LAND FOR SALE or rent by tender: RM of Loreburn, NE 11-27-06 W3, 160 acres & SE 11-27-06 W3, 140 acres. Tenders will be accepted until Feb 28/18. Highest or any tender not necessarily be accepted. Mail tenders to: 20 Crocus Road, Moose Jaw, SK. S6J 1B5, or email:

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4 1/2 QUARTERS- BIRTLE, MB: 706 total acres. Mixed farm. 3000 sq.ft. dwelling, 5 bdrm, 3 bath. 30x215 pole shed. 2nd yardsite, 2 - 32x55 pole sheds, 40x60 machine shed. Grain storage. Gravel pit. 2 we l l s . K a r e n G o r a l u k , S a l e s p e r s o n , 204-773-6797, NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate, MLS#1729624

FOR SALE BY TENDER: RM of Dauphin, Parcel #1, NE, NW, SE of 23-28-20, NE & SE 14-18-20, and NW 24-28-20. Approx. 690 cult. ac., 1664 sq. ft. house, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, farm buildings, 100,000 bu. of bin storage mostly on aeration, cattle facility. Parcel #2, SW 30-28-19, E 1/2 31-28-19, approx. 385 cult. ac. RM of Ethelbert, Parcel #3, NE 10-29-21, NE 9-29-21, NE 10-28-22, approx. 400 cult. ac. Parcel #4, NW 10-29-21, house & farm buildings. Parcel #3 & #4 could be sold together. Most of the acres that were seeded into canola for 2017 yielded 60+ bushels/acre. The land being offered for sale can also include two full lines of older farm machinery which is in very good condition. Highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. Tenders must be received in writing by 12 noon Feb. 26, 2018, to P.O. Box 44, Sifton, MB., R0L 1X0. For more info call 204-655-3458. TURNKEY OPERATION: 25 miles NE of Neepawa, MB. 4.5 quarters, 200 cows, feed for 500 cows, equipment and excellent newer yardsite. Phone 204-402-0780. PASTURE, CULTIVATED LAND, 240 acres: NW 4-9-8-W, 160 ac. & NE 4-9-8-W, north 80 ac.. Approx. 75 acres cultivated land and 165 acres bush. Submit tenders to: Marty Gaudet, Box 33, Rathwell, MB, R0G 1S0. Tenders must be received prior to March 4, 2018. $300,000 OBO. Call 204-751-0364. 142 ACRES IN & overlooking beautiful Assiniboine Valley- Binscarth, MB: 3090 sq.ft. home. 2 car garage. 50x80 insulated shop/in-floor heat, built in 2006. 400 amp, single phase power. 28x80 insulated shop. 40x60 storage. Close to mines at Esterhazy. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson, 204-773-6797, NorthStar Insurance & Real Estate, MLS#1726260

RM OF BLUCHER # 343: 2 quarters, 305 acres cult.: SW 29-35-01-W3 and NW 29-35-01-W3, 3 hopper bins (16,000 bu.), $750,000. Call Bob 306-717-1987.

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PASTURE FOR RENT, 6 quarters, cross fenced, all new fence, for 120 yearlings or 60 pairs. 306-427-4923, Shell Lake, SK. WA N T E D : PA S T U R E F O R 6 0 - 9 0 c o w / c a l f p a i r s fo r s u m m e r 2 0 1 8 . 780-753-8650, Provost, AB. DWEIN TRASK REALTY INC. Conquest: SW 1/4 of 25-27-27-W2, RM 252. Highest Full section of mostly seeded grass with or any tender not necessarily accepted. power and 3 dugouts, Sec 13-30-10 W3, Send written tenders to: Box 459, David- $654,900. Call Dwein 306-221-1035. son, SK., S0G 1A0 or call 306-567-7792. MULCHING- TREES, BRUSH, Stumps. Tenders close March 15th, 2018. Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: NE & SE 1/2 Section of 35-48-24 W3. Pre- WANTED TO RENT pasture in AB or SK. For mium crop land with 8 surface lease rights min. 40 or max. 150 pairs. Prefer superthat pay approx. $25,000/year. North west vised. 403-634-1642. of Maidstone, SK. Taking bids until March 1, 2018. Reply to

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BY TENDER: RED River Valley cultivated land. Three parcels of farm land located near Aubigny, west of Red River, RM of Morris. N1/2 of SE 14-6-1E, 81 acres; NE & NW 30-6-2E, 237.65 acres; RL 485 & 487, 316 acres. Each parcel can be sold separately. We will be considering offers on tender for this prime quality Red River farmland. Highest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted. For more info call Will at 204-371-2062,


FOR RENT: ALL of Section 23-23-27 W2, in RM of Craik #222. Call 306-734-2997.


3 QUARTERS w/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 ®1800563.


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BY TENDER Approx. 300 total cult. ac.: SE 12-27-11 W3, approx 150 ac.; NE 1-27-11 W3, approx. 150 ac. Highest or any Tender not necessarily accepted. Submit tenders to Mike Bogner, Box 173 Dinsmore, SK. PRIME SECOND GENERATION farm for S0L 0T0. Tenders close Feb 21, 2018. sale, 1200 acres of gently rolling, clean, Email: well drained productive soil complete with excellent buildings and grain storage. cated south of Souris MB, $3,400/ac. plus buildings. Please contact Henry Carels 8500 ACRE RANCH in RM of Reno, all 204-573-5396 for more information. grass, lots of water. $474 per acre. w/Aggregate Potential 306-299-4445,

CROPLAND FOR SALE - 3 quarters in the RM of Big Stick #141: S1/2 of 29-14-27 W3; NE 1/4 of 29-14-27 W3. Approx. 460 acres of newer land, broke in 1990 & 1991. c/w 7 gas wells. Call 306-662-8650.


FARMLAND IN RM of DeSalaberry, MB for sale by Tender: 320 acres of well drained lands, two adjacent farm yards, garage, machine shed, grain storage. Sealed bids received until 5:00 PM, February 28, 2018. For bid package, contact: Art Stacey at 204-934-2537,


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LOOKING FOR PASTURE, hay, and cultivated quarters to rent or buy NE of Southey, SK. Needing pasture this summer, can haul. 403-485-1324, WANTED TO LEASE: Small ranch suitable for bison in Alberta or West Central Sask. Box 5002, c/o Western Producer Classifieds, Box 2500, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4.

3.3 ACRES ON 2 titled lots along the beautiful Beaver River in Beauval, SK. House a n d nu m e r o u s o u t b u i l d i n g s , a s k i n g $360,000. Email: 306-288-7791 ACREAGE FOR SALE: 2 storey, 4 bed, 2.5 baths, 18.48 acres 10 min. NW of Airdrie, AB., Contact Azmy Yacoub, Real Estate Professional Inc., 403-399-2227



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2012 APLINE 3700RE, 2 A/Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, fireplace, 3 tvâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, keyless entry, double fridge, lots of storage, sleeps 4, very low use, no smoke, pets or kids. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 1996 KODIAK 5TH WHEEL TRAILER, used very little, $10,000 OBO. 780-986-3794, Leduc, AB. ICE FISHING HUT SALE. Call for pricing, pick up of delivery!! 306-253-4343, 1-800-383-2228. While supplies last.

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CERT. CDC RUFFIAN, CDC Minstrel, AC REGISTERED/CERTIFIED #1: CDC Land- CERTIFIED # 1 AAC Jatharia VB wheat, Morgan. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, SK mark, AAC Brandon, AAC Jatharia, Cardale, new. Midge tolerant. Shewchuk Seeds, 306-863-4377. CDC Utmost. Ardell Seeds, 306-668-4415, 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. CERTIFIED AC MORGAN & Haymaker. Exc. Vanscoy, SK. NEW CERTIFIED CDC LANDMARK VB; germ, fusarium free. Don: 780-853-0971 or AC Andrew soft white, very good quality. CERTIFIED AAC BRANDON, AC Elie, Carber- 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. Eric: 780-581-5234, Vermilion, AB. ry, Stettler & AC Andrew. All high germ, low CERTIFIED Camden, Morgan, Baler and to no fus. 306-441-6699, 306-441-6799, CERTIFIED CARDALE, AAC Redwater, CDC Haymaker. Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Paynton, SK. Utmost VB, CDC Landmark VB, Pasteur. Melfort, SK. Van Burck Seeds, 306-863-4377, Star CERTIFIED CDC RUFFIAN. B4 Seeds, Cert. CDC LANDMARK VB: high yielding, City, SK. midge resistance, semi-dwarf, 99% germ., 306-752-2564, 306-921-9424, 0% disease. Printz Family Seeds, Gravel- CERTIFIED #1 CDC Landmark VB, CDC 306-921-7924, Melfort, SK. Plentiful, Cardale, Elgin ND, Goodeve VB, bourg, SK., 306-648-3511, 306-380-7769. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CERTIFIED #1: C.S. Camden. Lung Seeds A A C S P I T F I R E , T R A N S C E N D, t o p Ltd. 306-368-2414, Lake Lenore, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CARBERRY, Ennis Seeds, CERTIFIED CDC Landmark, AAC Cameron, quality. Wiens Seed Farm 306-377-2002, 306-429-2793, Glenavon, SK. Jatharia, Brandon CWRS wheat. Contact Herschel, SK. Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Melfort, SK. AAC JATHARIA VB, certified #1, 99% MAXIMIZE ON YIELD with CDC PRECI- NEW AAC DELIGHT, beardless spring. NuSION, CDC ALLOY, AAC SPITFIRE. Prov- trient densified for emergence & yield. germ., 306-493-7409, Delisle, SK. AAC BRANDON CWRS, Cert. top quality en variety - TRANSCEND. All exc. germ, 403-633-9999, SY ROWYN CPSR, Cert. top quality seed, seed, very high yielder and protein. Highly 0% fus. gram. Printz Family Seeds, GravelCERT. BOBCAT BEARDLESS fall triticale, high yielder with vg protein. All inquires recommended by growers. All inquiries bourg SK, 306-648-3511, 306-380-7769. excellent for cover crop. Nutrient densified welcome. Volume discounts. Gregoire welcome. Volume discounts. Gregoire CERTIFIED AAC SPITFIRE, excellent germ for enhanced emer gence and yield. Seed Farms Ltd., North Battleford, SK., cell Seed Farms Ltd., North Battleford, SK., cell 306-441-7851 or 306-445-5516. Email 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516 or email: and vigour, 0% fus gram. Call Myles, 403-633-9999, 306-648-8337, Gravelbourg, SK. CERT. SUNRAY TRITICALE. Nutrient densiCERTIFIED TRANSCEND, very good fied for enhanced emergence and yield. quality. Call 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. 403-633-9999, CERT. FDN, REG. CDC Precision; CDC AlAAC Spitfire; Transcend. Exc. germ., CERTIFIED #1: CDC Copeland, AAC Syn- loy; fusarium. Fraser Farms 306-741-0475, CERTIFIED AAC BRANDON, AAC Jatharia. ergy, CDC Maverick, CDC Austenson, AC 0% Call Grant, 306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, Ranger. Ardell Seeds Ltd., 306-668-4415, Pambrun, SK. 306-746-8070, Semans, SK. Vanscoy, SK. NEW WHEAT KING! Certified #1 AAC CERTIFIED # 1, high germ: AC Metcalfe, B r a n d o n , 9 8 % g e r m . N a ko n e c h n y CDC Copeland. Seed Source, Archerwill, CERTIFIED #1, high germ: CS Camden, Seeds, 306-932-4409, Ruthilda, SK. CDC Ruffian, CDC Morrison. Seed Source, SK., 306-323-4402. AC VESPER VB, WASKADA. Fdn., reg., Archerwill, SK., 306-323-4402. CERTIFIED CDC Copeland & AC Metcalf. cert. #1. High yielders, good protein, exCall Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Melfort, CERTIFIED #1 CDC Ruffian, AC Leggett & cellent quality! Nakonechny Seeds, CDC Orrin. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, 306-932-4409, Ruthilda, SK. SK. Tisdale, SK. CERT. #1 Copeland: 94% germ., 95% vigAAC ELIE, CWRS, CERT. top quality seed, or, 48.3 TKW, 100% Copeland. Sandercock EXCELLENT QUALITY CERTIFIED #1 CS sister wheat to AAC Brandon. Very high Camden, Summit, CDC Minstrel, CDC Ruf- yielder with high protein. Positive reviews Seed Farm, 306-334-2958, Balcarres, SK. fi a n , C D C O r r i n . F r e d e r i c k S e e d s , from growers. All inquires welcome. VolCERTIFIED #1 CDC Austenson, Ennis 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. ume discounts. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, The Cereal Seed Experts Seeds, 306-429-2793, Glenavon, SK. REGISTERED/CERTIFIED #1: Summit North Battleford, SK., cell 306-441-7851, TOP QUALITY CERT. #1 CDC Copeland, Leggett, CDC Haymaker (Forage). Ardell 306-445-5516. Available at AC Metcalfe, Newdale. Frederick Seeds, Seeds Ltd., 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. EXCELLENT QUALITY Cert. #1, CWRS: 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. CERTIFIED CDC HAYMAKER. 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POST SHAVINGS: Cattle feedlot, horse & poultry bedding. Bulk pricing and delivery available; Landscaping Mulch: Available in 1 yard bulk bags for $45, delivery available; Colored Landscaping Mulch: Available in 1 yard bulk bags for $115, delivery avail. Vermette Wood Preservers, Spruce Home, SK.. 1-800-667-0094. Email: Visit: MAKE SERIOUS HAY! Contact Nuhn Forage for all your forage preservation needs. Featuring the #1 liquid and granular products/applicators on the market. For Serious Hay: 800-965-9127 WANTED: ROUND OR Large square straw bales within 100 kms. of Regina. Call 306-539-4465. HAY FOR SALE: Various grades, tests available. Call 403-633-8835. Tilley, AB.


BALES: Grass hay 5x6 bales, maxed out; Also Timothy straw. Can deliver loads of 34 or you haul. 204-739-3132, Dallas, MB.

WHY NOT KEEP MARKETING SIMPLE? You are selling feed grains. We are 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 or

TAME GRASS HAY: 5x5 round bales from 2017, twine wrapped, feed tests available, protein range 7.5 to 9 and TDN 58, $40/ bale in yard. 204-623-4357, 204-623-0664 cell. The Pas, MB.,


BUYING WILD FUR, whole frozen carcass, c a s h p a i d . M u s t h av e f u r l i c e n s e . DL#6168, call 306-852-8802, Tisdale, SK. WANTED: FEED BARLEY Buffalo Plains Cattle Company is looking to purchase SOLD! DAIRY QUALITY & beef hay: 500 Email: barley. For pricing and delivery dates, call round bales, approx. 1500 lbs. Feed test Kristen 306-624-2381, Bethune, SK. available. Faubert Farms, Marengo, SK. Call Murray 306-463-9691. COVER CROP SEED, Full selection of cover crops to fit your needs. Retails across the ROUND ALFALFA/ALFALFA GRASS solid Prairies, 306-744-2332, Saltcoats, SK. core greenfeed 5x6 JD hay bales for sale. FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS: 360011,000 US gal. Pick up at factory. Call Call 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK. 306-253-4343 while supplies last. CDC CIBO, CDC CALVI, top quality. WiWANTED: ALFALFA 3x3 and 3x4 bales. ens Seed Farm 306-377-2002, Herschel, Will arrange for pickup at farm/field. SK. Phone Chris 204-746-0462, Brunkild, MB. POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gal.; Bladder LONG LAKE TRUCKING, two units, custom tanks from 220 to 88,000 gallon; Water and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and hay hauling. 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. CGC licensed & bonded double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. EXCELLENT BEEF ALFALFA, 18.5% protein, Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. merchandiser specializing in: 20% orchard grass, square bales, inside. - Feed Barley Can deliver. 204-371-5744, Landmark, MB. FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS. 11,000 US gal., Pick up at factory or freight to farm. - Feed Wheat R E A S O N A B LY P R I C E D H AY i n b i g Call 1-800-383-2228 or 306-253-4343 TREATED OAT SEED for sale: Souris and squares. Only 157 remaining can arrange Morgan, treated with Raxil Pro. Call Justin - Milling Durum and Wheat for trucking. 306-320-1041, Leroy, SK. 306-469-0105, Big River, SK. - Yellow & Green Peas LARGE ROUND BALES, hard core, 5x6, al- Off Grade Pulses & Oilseeds falfa/grass mix and alfalfa 1st and 2nd cut, no rain; also grass bales. 204-749-2194, - Faba Beans TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses 204-526-0733, Rathwell, MB. TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHELâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S sales, and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary service, installations, repairs. Canadian Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. company. We carry aeration socks and Toll Free 1-877-907-1517 COMMON CERTIFIED ORGANIC Alfalfa grain bags. Also electric chute openers for (tap rooted), common cert. organic Red Saskatoon, SK 1-306-374-1517 ALL TYPES OF HAY AND STRAW grain trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. and common cert. organic Alsike Clover, Moose Jaw, SK 1-306-624-2378 50 lb. bags. 306-382-1299, Saskatoon, SK. We sell and truck all types

GREEN PEAS, yellow pea prices down, try new green pea varieties! CDC Limerick, CDC Greenwater & CDC Spruce. Select, Fdn., Reg. and Cert. Ask about CDC Forest. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, North Battleford, SK., cell 306-441-7851 or 306-445-5516. APHANOMYCES RESISTANCE Cert. CDC Blackstrap black bean, early maturity, high yield; Cert. & Reg. CDC Greenwater, GROW SOYBEANS? If you grow 1000 Cert. CDC Striker Peas. Martens Charolais acres earn a free new pickup truck every year and give last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s away. Free report and Seed, 204-534-8370, Boissevain, MB. at or call ABARTH, CDC SPECTRUM, AAC Carver 204-856-3396. certified yellow peas, very good quality. TIRED OF HAULING 20-40% of your 306-843-2934, Wilkie, SK. soybean crop to market only to pay the soybean seed bill? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an alternative! Visit: or phone 204-856-3396.




CERTIFIED SOYBEAN SEED: Mahony R2, Foote R2, Barron R2X. SoyRhizo & Hibrix on seed. Primo GX2 granular. 306-744-2332, Saltcoats, SK.

CERTIFIED # 1 CDC GLAS - The variety to grow! Top yield, excellent lodging resis- CERTIFIED AAC ARDILL yellow peas. Call Hickseeds 306-354-7998 (Barry) or tance. 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. 306-229-9517 (Dale), Mossbank, SK. CERTIFIED GLAS and CDC Sorrel flax. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Spectrum, CDC Acer Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Melfort, SK. (Maple), CDC Amarillo and CDC Meadow. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Sorrel, AAC Bravo. CERTIFIED CDC INCA, CDC Greenwater, Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CDC Mosaic. Call Grant, 306-746-7336, 306-524-4339, 306-746-8070, Semans, SK CERTIFIED #1: CDC Glas & CDC Bethune. Call Lung Seeds Ltd. 306-368-2414, Lake CERTIFIED #1: CDC Limerick. Lung Seeds LOOKING FOR OLD and new crop soybeans FOB Western Canada. Licence and bonded Ltd. 306-368-2414, Lake Lenore, SK. Lenore, SK. grain company. Call, email, text Now for CERTIFIED #1 CDC Sorrel, AAC Bravo. CDC AMARILLO, CDC INCA, certified competitive pricing at the farm! Market #1, excellent quality! N a ko n e c h n y Place Commodities Ltd, accurate real time Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. Seeds, 306-932-4409, Ruthilda, SK. marketing. 403-394-1711, 403-315-3930. REGISTERED/CERTIFIED #1: AAC Ardill, CDC Inca, CDC Spectrum, CDC Limerick (green), CDC Proclaim Lentil (red). Ardell Seeds Ltd., 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. CERT. NSC StarCity, NSC Leroy Soybeans. Va n B u r c k S e e d s , S t a r C i t y, S K . 306-863-4377.

HEATED CANOLA WANTED 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.

CERTIFIED #1: CDC Calvi & CDC Cibo. Call Lung Seeds Ltd. 306-368-2414, Lake Lenore, SK.


MARROWFAT PEA SEED (common) for sale, 91% germ. Call or text for details. 403-528-0085, Medicine Hat, AB. GLYPHOSATE 1 SOYBEANS: Top yields, delivered. Common #1. Keep your own seed! Call Norcan Seeds, 204-372-6552, 204-739-3519. Fisher Branch, MB.

CALL FOR 2018 EDIBLE BEAN PRICES For info call, text or email Dustin Unger 1-204-362-4113

C O V E R C R O P S . H I C K S E E D LT D. , Mossbank, SK. Now has on the floor for organic plowdown: Daikon radish (zero till); Hairy Vetch; Austrian Winter peas; Buckwheat; Yellow Blossom sweet clover. Also, green feed blends available. For all your seed needs call Hickseed Ltd. Barry 306-354-7998 or Dale 306-229-9517 ITCHY VARIETY CANARY SEED, high germ, 35¢/lb. 306-335-2777, Lemberg, SK



WANTED: FEED BARLEY, 48 lbs. plus. Phone 306-345-2523, Stony Beach, SK.

NUVISION COMMODITIES is currently purchasing feed barley, wheat, peas and milling oats. 204-758-3401, St. Jean, MB.

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Purchasing all feed grains, screenings and damaged grain Serving Western Canadian farmers since 1959 Toll free number 1-800-265-9886 Prices at the bin Brent Bourne 403-359-7550 Wade Moss 403-359-7551 Gary Snedden 403-359-7552 Will pick up around farmers schedules


Buyers of conventional and organic grades of lentils, peas, wheat, barley, oats, rye, canola, flax, and all off grade & damaged grains, oilseeds, pulses, etc.

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Lethbridge, AB. WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, peas, green or damaged canola. Phone Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, 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. 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 403-330-9147. 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 .

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700 ROUND ALFALFA grass bales; 500 large square grass hay bales. 204-729-7297, Brandon, MB. LARGE QUANTITY ROUND Alfalfa bales, net wrapped, good quality, no rain. Also large round straw bales. Call/text Craig, 204-648-4711, Gilbert Plains, MB. LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome mixed hay. Call 306-764-6372, Prince Albert, SK. HAY FOR SALE - DELIVERED! Also custom hauling. V-V Trucking Ltd., 306-631-8544, Moose Jaw, SK. NEW HAY FOR SALE; Round bale picking and hauling, small or large loads. Travel anywhere. 306-291-9658, Vanscoy, SK.

To View Please Contact Matthew Krutzfeld 780-387-6778 or 780-352-3359 Send Sealed Bids to: Wetaskiwin Co-op Association Ltd Attention - Allan Halter, General Manager 4707 - 40th Avenue, Wetaskiwin Alberta, T9A 2B8 Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. Monday February 26, 2018. Any or all tenders will not necessarily be accepted.





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CARPENTRY & PRODUCTION LINE welding program. 2 certificates, 2 employment streams, 1 tiny home. Apply now for Fall 2018 at Rosetown SK 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.

To View Please Contact Matthew Krutzfeld 780-387-6778 or 780-352-3359 Send Sealed Bids to: Wetaskiwin Co-op Association Ltd Attention - Allan Halter, General Manager 4707 - 40th Avenue, Wetaskiwin Alberta, T9A 2B8 Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. Monday February 26, 2018. Any or all tenders will not necessarily be accepted.

FARM BOSS WANTED at Stump Lake Ranch, Stump Lake, BC. Duties include: Seeding/Fertilizing/Irrigation/Harvesting crops for cattle & horse feed; Responsible for care & maintenance of all farm machinery & implements; Winter feeding of livestock; Passion for farming, equipment & ranch life a must; Compensation commensurates with skills and experience; Other farm duties as may be required. Submit CV/resume to: Suitable candidates will be contacted. HELPER WANTED ON mixed farm. Steady job for right person. Room and board avail. 403-631-2373, 403-994-0581, Olds, AB.

20.8x42 CLAMP-ON DUALS with rods and spacers, for triples, taken off 9370 Case tractor, $8000. Call A.E. Chicoine Farm FARM HELP WANTED for 2018 season, on 3500 acre grain farm. Operating air seedEquipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. er, sprayer, swather, combine. $20-25/hr. Preferably have Class 1A. Tramping Lake, MR. TIRE CORP. For all your tire needs, SK. 306-843-7762 or 306-755-2003. call Mylo at 306-921-6555 or Jeremy at 306-921-0068. Serving all Saskatchewan. WANTED: GRAZING LEASE MANAGER/ CONTRACTOR. Bow Island grazing lease GOOD USED TRUCK TIRES: 700/8.25/ headquarters is located 3 miles east and 8 900/1000/1100x20s; 11R22.5/11R24.5; miles north of Bow Island, AB. The pasture 9R17.5, matched sets available. Pricing consists of approx. 38, 000 acres of dry from $90. K&L Equipment and Auto. Ph land pasture and 1080 acres of irrigated Ladimer, 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK; Chris pasture split by the South Sask River. It annually supports anywhere from 8000 to at 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. 11,000 aum’s of grazing. 2017 numbers consisted of 1750 cow calf pairs and 250 yearlings held in 7 herds. The contractor will be expected to operate the pasture and manage all the herds in conjunction with irrigation timing in order to fully utilize available grazing. Other duties will include: Recording entry and exit of cattle; Treatment of sick animals; Repair & maintenance of fences, buildings and irrigation works; Along with other duties assigned by the board. The contractor must supply: · China Horses & tack, pickup truck(s), horse trailer, fuel for own vehicles, all hand tools, all · Ireland additional help including an irrigator for · Romania & Hungary pivot & flood irrigation & liability insurance for the contractor and help. Employment is · Newfoundland/Labrador year round with grazing duties from April 1 to October 31 and winter duties feeding · Iceland the bull herd for the balance of the year. · Yukon/NWT NB rental housing is available at the headquarters. The board will provide equip· Western Canada Farm Tour ment such tractor, silage wagon, ditcher, including Calgary Stampede etc. as deemed necessary by the board. & Farm Show Please submit your resume to: Bow Island Grazing Association c/o Lyndon Haugen, · Ontario Farm Tour including Box 422, Bow Island, AB., T0K 0G0. DeadNiagara Falls line for submission is February 16, 2018. For more info. phone: Ryan Renke · Rocky Mountaineer Rail 403-529-9080, Bill Klassen 403-952-1024 or Paul Gruninger 403-308-6249. · Australia/New Zealand 2019


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FULL-TIME RANCH HAND wanted for cow/calf operation and caring for Draft horses. Involves all aspects of general ranch duties. Experience with calving an asset. 306-731-2821, Lumsden, SK. GRAIN/OILSEED FARM WORKER: Equipment operation & servicing (GPS); Building/yard maintenance. Full-time year round, $30/hr plus benefits. 306-745-2528

ALTHOUSE HONEY FARMS INC. 1/2 mi south Porcupine Plain, SK., 500 McAllister Ave. 7 positions required for 2018 season, May-October. $13-$18/hr. depending on experience. Job duties: assisting in spring hive inspection, unwrapping & splitting, supering, building supers and honey frames, honey removal and extracting, fall feeding, applying mite control & wrapping hives for winter. No education required, but experience would be an asset. WCB coverage. Ph Ron Althouse 306-278-7345, email: FULL-TIME FARM LABOURER HELP. Applicants should have previous farm experience and mechanical ability. Duties include operation of machinery, including tractors and other farm equipment, as well as general farm laborer duties. $25/hour depending on experience. Must be able to cross US border. Location: Pierson, MB. Feland Bros. Farms, Greg Feland and Wade Feland, Box 284, Pierson, MB. R0M 1S0. 701-756-6954.

FULL-TIME RANCH HELP wanted. Experience with livestock and machinery required. Non-smoker with clean driver’s abstract. Housing supplied. Fax resume with references: 403-548-2287. Email us at: Phone: 403-548-6684, Redcliff, AB. PASTURE MANAGER: HAFFORD Cattle Company Inc is now accepting tenders for a contract pasture manager for the 2018 grazing season. Email for a tender package Closes Feb. 20



FARM LABOURER WANTED: Must have valid 1A with driver’s abstract. Mechanical knowledge and experience with farm equipment an asset. Wage based on experience starting at $20-30/hr. Located in Weyburn/Fillmore area, SK. 306-861-7317 PASTURE RIDER REQUIRED for 2018 season. Monet Pastures Ltd., Elrose, SK., requires a full-time seasonal pasture rider to help care for 1950 cow/calf pairs May 1st to November 1st. Must supply own horses and tack. Experience with cattle disease is mandatory. Valid driver’s license required. Must be able to rope and treat cattle in open pasture. Housing available. Wages $23 to $30/hour based on experience. For more information contact: Luke Ellingson 306-378-7451, Tim Calwell 306-378-7554, or email FARM & RANCH HELP Wanted in southern Saskatchewan. Must have some experience and drivers licence is an asset. 306-537-2624.

OPPORTUNITY FOR MOTIVATED, hard working person to manage/work on mixed farm. Cattle experience and machinery operation and maintenance are necessary. Class 1, mechanical and welding skills an asset. Housing provided; wages dependant on experience. Position starts July 1st, 2018. 403-575-0214, Veteran, AB. E-mail: FARM MANAGER: PAGE Farms is seeking a Farm Manager for the 3000 ac. grain farm SW of Winnipeg. Candidate must have exp. in all aspects of grain farming, as well as plan and execute for all areas of the farm (inputs, supplies, marketing, relationship building, employee mgmt., maintenance of equip., building & facilities, record keeping, book keeping & more) in an efficient & cost effective manner. Must be mechanically inclined & have a class 1A license (or be willing to obtain one). The position is salaried (will depend on experience) and also includes housing, vehicle & cell phone. Great opportunity for a family, has a supportive community & schooling nearby. To apply, forward resume with references & cover letter to or mail to: PAGE Farms, Box 59, Starbuck, MB R0G 2P0. Deadline: March 15, 2018. FARM LABOURER REQUIRED with previous experience in operation of large farm equipment and cattle handling. Preference given to those with Class 1 license. Wages negotiable. 4 bedroom house available. Email resume and references to: or phone 306-421-3282, Estevan, SK. FARM LABOURER WANTED near Goodeve, SK. Call 306-795-2710 or 306-795-5210.

WANTED: ENERGETIC physically fit couple to operate/maintain our lodge NE of Edmonton, AB. in a remote isolated area, from June to September. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Greeting and transporting guests, maintaining lodge, cabins and all associated equipment. Email resume to: Phone 780-594-1254. Must have boaters license.

MANKOTA STOCKMEN’S Weigh Co. Ltd Employment Opportunity General Manager Position. Chosen applicant will be responsible for all activities in running a successful livestock auction (sale dates, sorting cattle, buyers, sellers and employee relations) with the ability to inspire, motivate and lead. Hay & Straw procurement. Meetings with the board of directors and industry organizations. An Excellent opportunity to join a company with a long and reputable history. Salary Negotiable. Please submit application by March 1, 2018. Box 248 Mankota, SK S0H 2W0. We Thank all who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be interviewed.

EXPERIENCED TURBINE AG Pilot Req'd: Roland Air Spray based out of Roland MB requires 1 commercial pilot for upcoming spray season starting June 1 2018 September 15 2018. Applicant must have; (1) A Canadian Commercial pilots Licence & Manitoba Aerial Applicators Licence. (2) Min experience of 2500 hours of Agriculture of which 1000 hrs must be on 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 Ag Nav Platinum system. (6) Proficient in English. Accomodations and vehicle provided if required. Wage\salary: $60\hr based on 40 hour work week. Possible seasonal bonus based on performance. Workers Compensation provided, Benefits package available. Do Not Apply unless you meet all the above requirements. 204-745-6111 or 204-745-8484,

EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 DRIVERS wanted to haul livestock or gravel. Health plan and safety bonuses. Year round work. For more info, call 403-625-4658.

1A TRUCK DRIVER required. Must have oilfield experience. Please contact Mark at EXPERIENCED FARM HAND wanted on 306-270-5888 Purebred Black Angus farm, southern AB. Full ad at: 25,000 HEAD FEEDLOT at Bethune, SK is looking for a Full-time Pen Checker. Send CARETAKER COUPLE LOOKING for new resume to or fax position in SW Alberta starting June. 403-558-0191, 306-624-2389. RETIRED SENIOR, would like a job looking after your farm for the winter. Some chores would be welcome. Please email: ANIMALS/HOUSECARE: Horses, cats, etc. Rent/work negotiable: Cabin or? Text/ph. Genvieve 604-206-7108, leave message.

LODGE MANAGER REQUIRED for a seasonal fly-in fishing lodge in north-eastern Manitoba. 50-bed, light housekeeping lodge with a staff of 10. Guests cook own meals, guide own boats. Management experience important. Mechanical, carpentry experience an asset. 20-week season, May - September. Salary plus room and board provided. Family owned for over 50 years. Located in Atikaki Provincial Park. Hiring for all positions. Couples/friends resumes accepted together. Email: or visit


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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


2 SEASONAL FARM Machinery Operators required: Class 1 license is an asset. Applicants should have farm experience and mechanical ability. Duties include general servicing of equipment and other farm labour duties. Living quarters are available. Call 780-837-0645.

FARM LABOURER REQUIRED for livestock operation. Duties include: operating, maintaining seeding & harvesting equip. Smoke free enviro., $17/hr. Housing avail. Lyle FULL-TIME FARM LABOURER required Lumax, 204-525-2263, Swan River, MB. for mixed farm. Valid drivers license required. Housing avail. Provost, AB. Fax resume: 780-753-2962 or ph 780-753-2952 or email: EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY! SasRANCH HANDS WANTED: 1000 cow ranch, katoon Co-op is inviting applications for seeking workers to do all aspects of ranch- the position of Fertilizer Facility Maning, haying and operating equipment. ager at their Fertilizer Site in Hepburn, SK. Knowledge of pivots & mechanical skills a Successful candidates must have extensive plus! Top wages and housing included. agriculture experience with extensive Alexis Creek, BC. Call 250-394-4623, knowledge of physical plant management Email: and fertilizer handling protocols. Preference will be given to applicants who pos2 SEASONAL FARM Machinery Operators sess applicable post-secondary education. required. Must be able to operate grain Additional requirements include: 1) Strong cart, tandem grain truck, FWA tractor organizational, interpersonal, communicaw/rockpicker, 4 WD tractor for harrowing. tion & negotiation skills with a demonAlso manual labour for upkeep of leafcut- strated collaborative approach when workter bees and general servicing of equip. ing with Team Members, colleagues, May 1 to Nov. 15. $15-$18/hr. 101008187 farmers and business partners. 2) Strong SK Ltd., 303 Frontier Trail, Box 372, Wade- customer service-orientation, motivated, na, SK., S0A 4J0. Fax: 306-338-3733, ph and capable of serving and assisting cus306-338-7561 or tomers in a positive, courteous and efficient manner. 3) Minimum 2 years of FARM LABOUR REQUIRED: FT, 1A license & managerial/ administrative experience. at least 2 years farm experience is neces- Saskatoon Co-op offers a comprehensive sary. Operation of all farm equipment, trac- salary & benefits package as well as ontors, sprayer, combines, grain cart, semis going training, personal and professional and augers. Equipment maintenance & development and excellent opportunities repairs. Need someone who is able to work for advancement. Please Apply online at: independently, takes pride in their job, under careers strong work ethic, positive attitude & will- or submit a detailed resume in confidence ingness to learn. Call 306-272-7038. o n o r b e fo r e M a r c h 8 t h , 2 0 1 8 t o : or Saskatoon Co-op FARM LABOURER: FT permanent position A g r o S a s k at o o n , S K . S 7 T 0 J 1 . F a x : available on mixed farm. Applicant must be 306-933-3857. mechanically inclined and able to maintain LOOKING FOR PEOPLE interested in riding and do minor repairs on farm machinery feedlot pens in Strathmore or Lethbridge, and trucks. Assets would be welding & AB. area, w/above average horsemanship fabricating abilities, and a 1A licence or skills, willing to train. 2 positions available. willing to obtain a 1A. Accommodation Wages depending on qualifications. available. 306-893-8107, 306-893-8105. 403-701-1548, Strathmore, AB.


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.

WANTED FULL TIME herdsman for a medium size purebred and commercial cattle operation in central Saskatchewan. Wages are negotiable dependent on experience. Seeking a self-motivated, positive person, who is physically capable and has experience in all aspects of feeding, treating and calving of cattle and able to operate machinery. Furnished housing is available. Only those applicants with the passion & desire to work with livestock and live the farm/ranch lifestyle need to apply. Please email resume, including contact information to


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Researchers have discovered a way to recycle waste greenhouse gases to make plastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our technology takes carbon dioxide and converts it into ethylene, which is the main precursor of plastic,â&#x20AC;? said Phil De Luna, a PhD student at the University of Toronto. Using the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, De Luna was part of a group of researchers from the U of T that recently found a new catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our project is on developing new catalysts for converting carbon dioxide into useful fuels and feedstocks,â&#x20AC;? said De Luna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For this particular project, we utilized a custom-made cell that could not have been done in any other light source in the world.â&#x20AC;? R e s e a rc h e r s u s e d t h e l i g ht sourceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-powered X-rays to measure the oxidation state of copper, which is a metal that can convert carbon dioxide more efficiently and more selectively than any other catalyst. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to do this for the first time while the reaction is occurring, which is typically very hard to do because the reaction occurs in a liquid, kind of like an electrolyte,â&#x20AC;? he said. Photosynthesis is the natural process that plants use by taking sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to make sugars and essential fuels needed for survival. However, the U of T researchers are not focused on recycling carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are other researchers who are looking at capturing CO2 from the atmosphere. Basically, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of agnostic to where the source of carbon dioxide comes from. It can either be from flue stacks of letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say a power plant, or for example it can be from the recy-


PhD candidate Phil De Luna holds catalyst samples for measurement at the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon. | CANADIAN LIGHT SOURCE/ VICTORIA MARTINEZ PHOTO cling of waste plastic,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Capturing and conversion are kind of two separate technologies or two separate problems right now and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re focusing more on the conversion part.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to do in our lab is to take carbon dioxide, water and renewable energy thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s either from solar, wind, or hydro and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to convert carbon d i ox i d e i nt o s o m e t h i n g t hat humans can use,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Specifically, we converted it in this project into ethylene, which is the main precursor for polyethylene, a major plastic.â&#x20AC;? However, De Luna pointed out

that fossil fuels will continue to be consumed in the medium term as transition to renewable energy occurs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There simply isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough solar cells, wind, or hydro to sustain our energy needs indefinitely. So, if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to continue to burn fossil fuels, which we need to in order to sustain a quality of life, we need to be able to capture it and keep it from going into the atmosphere. But once we capture it, the question becomes what do we do with it,â&#x20AC;? he said. From a recycling aspect, using end-of-life-cycle plastic is an important process to cleaning up


the environment. Polyethylene is the most common plastic used today, with annual global production around 80 million tonnes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have way too much plastic and the only thing that people can do to get rid of it that is effective and economically efficient is to burn it, which releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can take post-consumeruse plastic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; plastic that is being built up and kind of wasted or thrown into the oceans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if we can take that plastic and we can burn it, capture the carbon dioxide and then turn it back into plastic, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve found a way to completely recycle something that is not normally biodegradable and something that is a lot harder to recycle than people think.â&#x20AC;? Plastic grain bags that farmers buy in the thousands each year end up stockpiled or blowing in the wind. Often farmers burn them,

which is illegal in Saskatchewan. De Luna said the new technology is a good match for recycling the bags in a controlled environment to capture the carbon dioxide and convert them back to plastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of the ideal sort of market, or the ideal demographic that this could be useful. If you have a bunch of waste plastic and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything to do with it, you have to burn it, but rather than letting that carbon dioxide just be admitted to the atmosphere, there are technologies where you can capture that carbon dioxide and then you can use our technology to recycle it and convert it back into plastic,â&#x20AC;? he said. De Luna said the next step for the researchers is durability and to scale up the technology. The U of T research group is a semifinalist for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, which is $20 million for the team that can capture and convert the most carbon dioxide by 2020. Members will find out in March whether they have been shortlisted for the final contest round. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Currently (in the lab) we can do grams per hour. Our pilot unit is kilograms per day and then in the next round we have two years to go to tonnes per day,â&#x20AC;? he said. Besides government and thirdparty organizations, he said industry is putting considerable money into funding carbon sequestration research. He said current problems will be addressed through the use of many different solutions like next generation solar as microgrid and smart grid systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be just one sort of technology or one solution to climate change. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a combination of many things.â&#x20AC;?

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CLIVE, Alta. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Meindert and Johanna Dijkstra were nearing home around 10:30 p.m. Feb. 4 after being out for the evening. As the couple got closer to their farm, set in the hills a few kilometres southeast of Clive, they wondered at the orange glow in the night sky. Upon turning south at their range road they were met by neighbour Tim Vander Roest, who told them one of their barns was on fire. The barn housed 300 goats. Vander Roest had already called 911 and was waiting there at the Highway 12 turnoff to direct firefighters because the numbered range road sign was missing. Vander Roest said his son, Gabriel, 17, had returned home a few minutes earlier from nearby Alix to report a glow in the sky and the appearance of flames as seen from the Vander Roest driveway. Tim, who had been a volunteer firefighter for 16 years, jumped in his truck and hurried to investigate. The blaze was well under way, and firefighters from Clive, Alix and Lacombe began to arrive 15 minutes later. Clive Fire Chief Monte Zaytsoff said the roof had collapsed by the time his crew arrived at approximately 10:45, and it was too late to save the structure or animals, which he said were â&#x20AC;&#x153;already gone.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;At that point I called in the track hoe to pull the tin off the roof,â&#x20AC;? he said. The priority then was to contain and extinguish the blaze and ensure other buildings and livestock were not at risk. Lost in the fire were approximately 200 milking goats and 100 or so pregnant goats due to kid soon. Unharmed were another 90 younger goats in a nearby pole building, 100 dairy bull calves in another barn nearby and the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main livelihood, a 4,000 head finishing hog operation elsewhere on the farm. The Dijkstras had left their farm that evening around 6:30 to deliver their weekly collection of goatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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OF MICE & MACHINES Rodents can do a lot of damage to farm equipment. A Saskatchewan farmer has a solution. | Page 60

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While this crop of soybeans at Wilcox, Sask., has some glyphosate resistant volunteer canola in it, other than from those pests, yields don’t seem to have suffered due to rotation with the oilseed. However, more research is required before recommendations can be made about the practice. | MICHAEL RAINE PHOTO

Rotational choices — can you have beans with your brassica? Rotating soybeans with canola could be an option financially, but agronomically, is this choice going to work? BY ROBERT ARNASON WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Canola and soybeans were the biggest crops in Manitoba last year, representing more than half of all seeded acres in the province. Given the scale of the two crops, it’s logical that many producers are growing soybeans and canola in rotation. Agronomists still aren’t sure if that’s a good idea or not because there’s almost no research on the concept. Holly Derksen, Manitoba Agriculture’s field crop pathologist, searched for studies on canolasoybean rotations and could find only two that apply to the northern Plains: one from the North Dakota and one from Manitoba. “It’s peanuts (for research) at this point in time but it’s what we have to start (with),” said Derksen, who spoke at Brandon’s Manitoba Ag Days in January. Growing canola after soybeans or soybeans after canola is something t hat re q u i re s m o re re s e a rc h because soybeans are now a broad acreage crop in Western Canada. More than three million acres were planted to soybeans in Manitoba and Saskatchewan last year, and advocates of the crop expect

that figure to climb higher, perhaps reaching five million. “There’s a lot of canola in the West, and that’s where soybeans are moving into,” Derksen said. “It’s not replacing canola in the rotation, it’s being added into the rotation.” Growing canola and soybeans back to back is worrisome for plant disease experts because the two crops are susceptible to a number of the same diseases. The list includes sclerotinia and a few root rot pathogens such as pythium, rhizoctonia and fusarium. Some growers may assume that sclerotinia isn’t related to crop rotation because it’s more connected to a wet growing season, but evidence from 2016 and 2017 suggests there is a carry-over from year to year. The sclerotinia pressure in Manitoba was severe in 2016, and it carried over into 2017, even though it was a dry year. Derksen said sclerotinia incidence across Manitoba was higher than expected in 2017. Consequently, growers may want to avoid seeding a crop susceptible to sclerotinia following a year with high disease pressure. “Rotation isn’t on the top of the list on how you manage sclerotinia,” she said. “But I think it does

Holly Derksen, a field crop pathologist with Manitoba Agriculture, says there’s minimal research on a crop rotation with canola and soybeans. Consequently, it’s hard to say if such a rotation is sustainable. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO

play a role when you have a really bad year (for sclerotinia) and you get a huge amount of inoculum added to the soil.” Despite having diseases in common, anecdotal evidence from the United States indicates that soybean yields are higher following a crop of canola. As a result, some growers have concluded that the

crops work together in synergy. Scientists at North Dakota State University conducted trials at four locations in North Dakota and Minnesota n 2015 and 2016 to test the synergy concept. They compared wheat-canola to soybeans-canola and wheat-soybeans to canola-soybeans. They found no difference in yield, test weight, oil content and other factors at the three North Dakota sites. In other words, growing canola and soybeans in succession had no ill affects but no benefits either. However, the site in Roseau, Minn., was different. Soybean yields were higher following canola in one year, and canola yields were slightly higher following soybeans in both years. Derksen said the NSDU findings are inconclusive, likely because the study lasted for only two years. “I would say the North Dakota one didn’t give us a lot of straightforward answers.” The University of Manitoba study was more interesting, Derksen said. Ahmed Abdelmagid, a post-doctoral researcher with Fouad Daayf in the university’s plant science department, studied four rotations: continuous soybeans, canola-soybean, corn-soybean and

wheat-canola-corn-soybean. The continuous soybean rotation had the worst severity of root rot, but the canola-soybean sequence also amplified root rot. “They saw significantly higher root rot in soybeans when it was a canola-soybean rotation versus a corn-soybean rotation,” Derksen said. “It gives us an indication that the canola crop is adding to the inoculum and making that root rot a bit worse in soybeans.” There may be a disease synergy between canola and soybeans, but that hasn’t shown up in yield results from Manitoba. Data from the Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. shows that growing soybeans-canola or canola-soybeans doesn’t reduce yields. That data is reassuring but the same question remains: is a rotation with both canola and soybeans sustainable over 10 or 15 years? Derksen offered the standard scientific answer: more research is needed. “I imagine we’ll see some (more research),” she said. “Where do soybeans fit in the rotation, long term?”




Most Schnell conveyor kits went on 9500 and 9600 combines, simply because they were the easiest to convert. The list price for a new kit is $25,000 and used kits sell for about $20,000. | FRED DUECK PHOTO

Modifying for right-hand loads BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Australian farmers have switched to right-side unload augers for reasons of operator comfort and safety. | MIKE FRIESEN PHOTO

Keep to the right Right-hand unload grain carts for Canada — it’s a natural BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

It’s a pain in the neck to always look over your left shoulder at harvest time, which is why Australian farmers have been buying righthand unload grain carts. Some of those right-hand grain carts are built by Elmer’s Welding in Altona, Man. Mike Friesen, an agricultural engineer and owner of Elmer’s who has been building right-hand unload carts for the Australian market for a number of years, says it’s time to introduce the idea to Canadian prairie farmers. Australian farmers cite ergonomics, safety and reduced operator fatigue as the main reasons for the switch to right-hand unload. Surveys there say farmers prefer rightside unload over a left-side unload.

As well, there’s no cost increase because right-hand unload uses the same components — just arranged differently. “All your hydraulic controls, your powershift and everything in the cab is on the right side, so that’s where your attention is focused,” said Friesen. “Guys say it’s easier on their neck to look over their right shoulder. They say it’s easier to keep their foot on the clutch when their body is twisted to the right. So, we build right-hand unload carts for Australia because that’s what the market demands. But I think it’s time we show the advantages to Canadian farmers.” North American grain carts have historically been built with left-side unload augers because it was assumed this arrangement reduced the risk of the cart auger contacting the combine auger.

However, Elmer’s has found that more operators have begun folding in their auger after each unload, thus eliminating that left-side rationale. Elmer’s made right hand carts available for testing last year with a small number of select North American customers. The feedback was positive. Operators say looking out the right side of the tractor is more natural when adjusting hydraulic and throttle controls. It’s also more comfortable working the tractor’s pedals during unload. With the growing awareness of right-hand augers in North America, Elmer’s will offer it as an option on new carts this year. Details on potential conversion kits for existing carts will be available at a later time.

Right-hand unload isn’t exclusive to grain carts. Over the years, a number of combines in beangrowing areas have been modified for conveyors coming out either the left or right side. “The thing with edible beans is you get docked so bad for splits. Splits can cost you a lot of money,” said Mike Friesen, owner of Elmer’s Welding in Altona, Man. “There’s kits available to convert some combines to conveyors for beans and pulse crops, but we made our own conveyor conversion.” He said the first step is to reverse the auger. It’s chain driven and it’s on the left-hand side, so it’s simply a matter of flipping the chain to the other side of the sprocket. That’s the easy part, he added. “Then we needed a gate on the right side of combine. So they cut a hole on the right side of the tank and installed a boot below that to catch the beans. They just drop through the chute onto the conveyor,” he said. “Some guys have modified their combines so the conveyor is on the left-hand side, which would be easier. Schnell in Winkler makes a conveyor conversion kit, and they’ve sold a lot of those over the years.” Fred Dueck, owner of Schnell Industries, said the kits for JD 9500 and 9600 combines brought the auger out the right side of the combine because of the design. The kits for newer combines bring the conveyor belt out the left side. The kits list for about $25,000. “But the demand has really fallen off in the past couple years,” said Dueck. ‘There’s a lot of used kits on the

PROS AND CONS OF THE RIGHT-HAND CART Australian farmers Simon and Stuart Smart operate Elmer’s right-hand unload grain carts. They offered the following pros and cons. Pros • Increased body comfort at the end of long days due to not having to turn across the body to unload. • Reduced chance of unload error due to a more natural set up. • Passengers in jump seat do not interfere while unloading. Cons • Operator must be careful and patient to fold in auger after each unload.

market selling for about $20,000, and some of the new combines are a lot more gentle on beans, so there’s less reason to put on a rubber conveyor.” One grower in southern Saskatchewan speculated that it would not be difficult or expensive to set up a dedicated bean and pulse combine. He reasoned that used JD 9600 combines are cheap and available, as are used Schnell conveyor kits. A person can streamline the feeder house and other contact surfaces with hockey board or Teflon sheeting. A variety of used headers and cutter bars can be adapted to cut at ground level, and a number of different air systems help push delicate crops into the header without damaging them.

Building and Empowering your Team from the Ground Up Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mckenna Hall - Upper Level 317 - 3rd Street NE, Weyburn, SK Darci Lang Focusing on the 90% Darci Lang, a motivational speaker will talk about “Focusing on the 90%” in this ever changing agriculture world. She has travelled for 25 years spreading this message. She will provide cutting edge management tools discussing human resource related topics while providing an uplifting message geared to all.

Stacy Brownridge Human Resources on the Farm

- A Practical Perspective Stacy has over 21 years of HR management experience in the agriculture sector. As well she operates a large grain operation in SE Saskatchewan with her spouse. Stacy maintains her CHRP designation and has a degree in Commerce specializing in HR Management. Stacy’s presentation will include best practices, how to manage/handle difficult situations and address the needs of different generations on your farm or workplace.

This Event is open to producers and all agricultural businesses

TICKETS: $30 IN ADVANCE OR $40 AT THE DOOR To Register Contact the Weyburn Ag Society at 306.842.4052 or Weyburn Regional Office at 306.848.2857

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Mice and modern machinery don’t mix Reduce rodent damage with a fresh take and a deep breath BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — It used to be simple repairing damage to a piece of equipment after mice had eaten into the wiring harness. Those days are gone.

Any truck or piece of farm equipment built within the past five years is now digital, and the function of the machine is controlled by delicate sensors and computers. Reeling off 30 inches of new wire of the appropriate colour and splicing it into the harness just doesn’t work anymore. That farm call by the dealer won’t be cheap. One hungry mouse can do thousands of dollars in damage and cripple the machine.

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are located, but it’s not always possible to protect every nook, cranny, sensor and wire. Traps work until they’re sprung. If you have 10 traps and a family of 12 mice, you haven’t protected your investment. If those two survivors are boy and girl, they’ll boost their family back to a dozen in no time. Most people would prefer to kill the mice, but you get the same effect if you can simply keep them out of equipment in the first place. Mice get onto and into machines by climbing the tires — rubber is a perfect ladder for them. So perhaps the key to a successful mouse strategy is to keep the mice on the ground and off your tires. Mice don’t like peppermint oil, and if you could coat all the tires on all your machines with peppermint oil, you might never have a rodent in your equipment again — maybe. Well, in fact, you can do just that, according to John Wilke, who was at Manitoba Ag Days promoting a new rodent retardant based on peppermint oil. The product is c a l l e d St o re It Sa f e, a n d i t i s designed to keep rodents off tires. “It used to be called Mouse Free, but they had to change the name because it doesn’t actually kill the mice. It just keeps them off your tires,” said Wilke, emphasizing that it’s not toxic to rodents, so it’s safe for pets. He said prairie farmers have begun applying Store It Safe to combines, sprayers, tractors, semis, personal cars and all other rolling stock on the farm. The product is made in Ontario and was reintroduced under the new name

TOP: Rodents can do a lot of damage on the farm, especially to machinery that runs for only a few weeks each year. | FILE PHOTO ABOVE: Regina farmer John Wilke sells mouse repellent. “I don’t know what the Good Lord had in mind when he invented mice, but Noah should have killed that pair before they snuck on his boat.” | RON LYSENG PHOTO two years ago. “If you’re putting a vehicle into long-term storage, one application lasts three years. If you drive the vehicle regularly, you need to apply it more often,” he said. “On my tandem, the mice used to get in under the windshield by the defroster, and they plugged the defroster. So I’ve stopped that, but I still get one in my headliner every now and then, so obviously I haven’t done a 100 percent job of spraying yet. There’s one more spot I have to find and spray. “Just one untreated opening is all they need. Mice will go through a hole as small as a pencil, and they leave a urine trail for all their buddies to follow. The strong peppermint smell disrupts that trail. Farmers also spray it around bins and seed bags.” Mice can jump as high as 60 centimetres, which is why the manufacturer recommends coating the entire undercarriage. Many customers also spray a strip on the ground around vehicles that will be parked for any length of time. List price is $175 for a one-gallon jug. The application sprayer is $40. The product is the consistency of Vaseline in part due to its mineral oil carrier, so it requires a compressor capable of continuous 120 pounds per sq. inch. Wilke shakes his head: “I don’t know what the Good Lord had in mind when he invented mice, but Noah should have killed that pair before they snuck on his boat.”




Farmers Edge gets into the insurance business Manitoba company to work with PartnerRe by using precision agriculture data to help improve risk modeling for insurers BY MICHAEL RAINE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Farmers won’t know the name, but they likely have done business with PartnerRe, and Farmers Edge is now, too. One of the world’s larger companies in agricultural reinsurance is working with the Manitoba company to create more opportunities for crop insurance, says Farmers Edge chief executive officer Wade Barnes. The partnership with PartnerRe will use precision agriculture data to help improve risk modelling for insurers, giving those companies real data from potential farm cus-

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tomers and from the regions covered. Barnes said private insurers that are underwritten by PartnerRe will have a better idea of the risk and reality of farm production and be able to offer better tailored products. “We see independent crop insurance companies getting into the

business and thriving and this should create more opportunities for them and for other companies to compete in the area,” said Barnes. Farmers Edge will provide the data and enrol acres into its precision ag system from PartnerRe’s retail and, potentially, government insurance customers. The insurance and data project will cover Canada, the United States and Eastern Europe this year. Africa, Western Europe and Argentina will follow in 2019. “There are large parts of the world that have no (crop) insurance at all. B r a z i l h a s a b o u t 1 0 p e rc e n t insured,” said Barnes.

Climate Corp. working with all colours Firm signs deals with major manufacturers BY MICHAEL RAINE SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Farm equipment gathers data all the time. In most cases, if the machine is on, it’s harvesting. But the majority of producers aren’t storing those data yields. Using the information has to be inexpensive and relatively simple, say producers. Precision agriculture companies are hearing that call and seeing the potential value, beyond just higher yields or greater per-acre margins. Monsanto’s Climate Corp. is one of the companies working to make getting the data from machine to office easier. Keeping data flowing from the field as simply as possible is key to getting farmers to enrol acres in larger, systemic programs, says the company. John Raines, senior vice-president of global commercial business at Climate Corp., says new partnerships with farm equipment makers make that first step easier and more effective. Last month the company penned a new deal with Case New Holland to get their technologies to work together rather than just in tandem. Climate’s FieldView Drives plug into the ISObus systems of farm equipment, picking up the machines’ most intimate operational details and sending that back to the company’s technology hubs, which in turn feeds it to farmers’ offices and mobile devices. CNH joins Agco and John Deere as data partners with Climate. As well, CNH dealers will be offering Climate’s FieldView farm management system to the machinery company’s customers. Without these agreements, companies like Climate Corp. must reverse engineer their software to work with the machinery, and some details are likely left out of the data flow. Raines said the deal adds to the 20 other equipment lines that are now supported with FieldView.

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FARMER “My family started working this land in 1891. Today, I’m proud to continue our farming tradition with my dad, brother and sister. Our farm is part of a great industry, and I want the world to know it. My name is Katelyn Duncan and I grow lentils, canola and durum.” From all of us at FCC, thanks for making Canadian agriculture so amazing.


“This can bring a lot of stability to agriculture in those parts of the world, and precision agriculture can help those farmers improve their operations.” Farmers Edge’s data strategy was to add value to farmers’ operations, said Barnes, “not just yield.” “In the fall of 2014, when we started this different strategy, we said the data is valuable,” he said. “You don’t have to sell your information. You can sell your competitive edge.” Barnes feels that while government crop insurance programs “bring a lot of value, they might not be the right fit for every farm.” The concept is that data from the

farm will improve agronomy, improving margins from higher yields and lower costs,create specialized markets for data-tagged production and now get potentially better insurance rates. “And that makes banks more competitive to get those farmers’ business because they tend to have their risk managed better,” he said. “That is the value we find from (farmers’) investments in precision ag.” The exclusive agreement is a global, four-year deal and the companies say they hope to see 20 million acres enrolled in the programs.




New Claas Torion machines built specifically for agriculture Wheel loaders are typically designed for construction and mining, used for farming BY CHRIS MCCULLOUGH FREELANCE WRITER

HANOVER, Germany â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Â Farmers and contractors that are in the market for a new wheeled loader built specifically for agricultural use now have a new name on the market from which to choose. The new Claas Torion series boasts seven models in three categories ranging from 63 to 228 horsepower built by a merger between two German machinery manufacturers. Claas and Liebherr have been d e v e l o p i n g t h e n e w To r i o n machines over the past two years in a joint venture and launched them at the Agritechnica farm show in Germany last year. Former Claas managing partner Helmut Claas and Willi Liebherr, president of Liebherr International, pulled the covers off the new machines, unveiling a number of loaders in the range. The goal for the two companies was to introduce a wheel loader specifically manufactured for the agricultural market sector, something both Claas and Liebherr say has never been achieved before. The little ones The smallest Torion 535 and 639 models are powered by 63 and 68 h.p. Yanmar engines and can be used in a variety of agricultural jobs on both livestock and grain farms. Both four-cylinder engines meet the requirements of exhaust standard Tier 4i. Exhaust treatment is carried out with a diesel particulate filter with integrated diesel oxidation catalyst. Claas says the use of SCR technology is not required for these machines. The filter regeneration mode can be adjusted according to the conditions with either manual or automatic regeneration. In the Torion models, fresh air is drawn in from the radiator cooling package and pre-filtered. The air filter is readily accessible on the left of the machine engine compartment. A dust extractor valve efficiently removes dirt and dust particles from the filter, which protects it and makes servicing easier. In these smaller Torion models, the generously sized radiator cooling package ensures there is plenty of cooling capacity in all climate conditions. The intelligently designed air supply route guarantees high cooling capacity right from the outset. The heat given off by the engine can leave the engine compar tment w ithout being drawn back into the system. The tipping load of these models is 3.45 tonnes and 3.85 tonnes, respectively, and clearance height

is less than 2.5 metres. The infinitely variable hydrostatic drive has two drive modes: F1 from zero to six km-h and F2 from zero to 20 km-h. The driver can switch from one drive mode to the other at the touch of a button, depending on the application. Pressing gently on the brake and inching pedal allows infinitely adjustable deceleration of the ground speed with the engine speed remaining the same. Fully depressing the pedal automatically decreases the ground speed to zero and activates the service brake, an hydraulically operated drum unit. There is a creeper mode for specific agricultural jobs that require higher oil flow but slower speeds such as bedding and sweeping barns. This creep speed means the machine is driven at a constant speed in a set inching position and the required flow of hydraulic oil can be controlled with the accelerator via the engine speed. Claas says the cab and boom on both models are positioned for max imum visibility, and the rounded rear window provides the operator with an optimum view to the rear when on the move. Being smaller in stature allows these loaders to operate in more confined areas, thanks to their sharp 40-degree articulating angle. Mid-sized machines Moving up in size, the mid-range of Torions consists of three models ranging from 140 to 167 h.p. The Torion 1511 is the biggest in the middle range at 167 h.p., the 1410 is rated at 155 h.p. and the 1177 at 140 h.p. These three models are powered by DPS engines, which have dynamic cooling demand-driven engine cooling. They have already proven their worth in the Claas Arion 500 series tractors. All these models have a threerange hydrostatic varipower transmission. The convenient hydrostatic Varipower transmission provides three drive modes: zero to six, zero to 16 and zero to 40 km-h for optimal adjustment to the conditions. Models in the mid-range Torion series are therefore ideal for farms and contractors requiring sufficient power for silage compaction or for handling grain, fertilizer and other bulk materials. The engine is positioned low and toward the rear so it acts as a counterweight and means that high tipping loads of 7.75 to 9.75 tonnes are possible. All models feature programmable bucket return function and defined lifting and lowering limits. All three models in the mid-range

Torion series are equipped with a standard seven inch touch screen, which serves as a central information hub for operating the machine and is extremely easy to use. Two joysticks are available for convenient and sensitive control of


the Torion. The ergonomically designed joystick can be used to easily operate all boom functions with precision. The direction of travel can also be changed easily via a toggle switch on the handle. The multifunction

lever, available as an option, has an additional four-way control lever that can be used to control a third and fourth hydraulic circuit for filling and dumping a high dump bucket or opening and closing a silage grab.



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LEFT: From buckets to bale loaders, the new Claas Torion loaders have rearward tipping points that make them loadfriendly. | CLAAS PHOTO CENTRE: The new Torion wheel loader from Claas put the power and with it the weight at the back of machine to keep the tipping point as far back as possible. | MICHAEL RAINE PHOTOS RIGHT: The Torion launched in Germany, but the machines, especially the larger versions, are destined for international markets like Canada. The big ones The largest Torion 1812 and 1914 models have efficient Liebherr engines with Dynamic Cooling that develops 195 and 228 h.p. and have tipping loads of 11.1 and 12.4

tonnes, respectively. These bigger machines have been designed for contractors and larger farms. The Liebherr engines in these larger models meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards with no addi-

tional diesel particulate filter, but it is available as an option for indoor operations. Both large models offer an optional automatic reversing fan system for very dirty working conditions. Similar to the models in the mid-

range series, these two largest Torion models enjoy a weight distribution with the engine located toward the rear. This also makes engine maintenance easier. The boom is available in an agricultural or Z-kinematics format.

Both machines can have a high-lift boom as an option, provided they are using agricultural kinematics layouts. Measuring three metres, it is 40 centimetres longer than the standard boom and can achieve loading heights of up to 4.64 metres.

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HANOVER, Germany — A pair of family businesses built around engineering found their cultures a good match for partnering in farm equipment. Both Claas and Liebherr have a strong history in engineering that has developed over decades from a dedicated family base. That reliable family structure remains solid in both companies to this day, albeit a few generations down the line. Claas was founded in 1913 by the Claas brothers — August, Theo and Franz — originally producing straw binders but later developing a strong knotting system to tie bales. August’s son, Helmut, 90, was the managing partner of the Claas Group for many years and was on hand to unveil the new Torion models at Agritechnica last year. In 1958, Helmut Claas entered his parents’ family firm in Harsewinkel, a German town now known regionally as Combine City, and was appointed director of the engineering department four years later. Helmut was responsible for a number of innovations that put Claas on the map, including the Dominator combine developed in 1970. The Lexion was then developed, also in Helmut’s era, and was considered as the most advanced and capable combine harvester worldwide when it came to market. In 2003 Claas took over the Renault Agriculture tractor division and expanded its offerings to producers. Today, Claas remains a family business with Helmut’s daughter, Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, lead-


ing the corporate group as chair of the supervisory board. Claas employs around 11,500 workers worldwide and reported sales of $5.9 billion in 2015. Liebherr is also a family business that started in Germany in the late 1940s when Hans Liebherr recognized the need for tools and machinery for the construction industry. He worked with design engineers and tradesmen to develop the TK10 in 1949, which was the company’s first mobile tower crane. This started the Liebherr company on its journey to develop construction machines and a spin-off venture into refrigerators. Today, the Liebherr group has manufacturing bases in a number of countries and remains family operated. At the end of 2016 the group employed 42,308 people and had a turnover of slightly more than $13.9 billion, the third-highest turnover in the group’s history. Claas-Mühlhäuser said at the launch of the new jointly built Torion agricultural wheel loader that the companies’ cultures around investment in innovative ideas, “whether it’s good or bad times in the market,” help to make the partnership “an easier choice to make.”



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should give some thought to that.” Five to 10 years ago, ranchers didn’t talk about growth hormones, but now Canadian cattle producers are thinking more about the benefits and drawbacks of the products, Green said. “I think things are changing and they will continue to change.” Canada’s pork industr y has shown it is possible to move away f ro m ra c t o p a m i n e, a t y p e o f growth promotant. Scientific studies show that ractopamine is safe but Canada’s pork trade collectively abandoned it a few years ago because markets like China and Russia didn’t want pork produced with it. It was easier for the pork sector to make such a decision than it would be for beef because the pork industry is smaller and more integrated, but it is an example where buyer expectations triumphed over scientific evidence. Green agreed with Gorrell’s message that science has limitations in a consumer-driven world. “If the consumer says that’s what they want and you want to sell to that consumer … . The science in some cases … is kind of irrelevant.” For Gorrell, the issue comes down to opportunity. China has 1.4 billion people and the EU has more than 500 million. Those are awfully large numbers to ignore. “When we’re a major exporting country, we really should look at what we’re producing. Is it what the other people want?”

SASKATOON — Saskatchewan cattle producers continue to worry about access to livestock medication as new regulations come into force across Canada. The changes mean certain drugs used for livestock will no longer be available at farm retail stores. Producers will have to obtain prescriptions from veterinarians, with whom they will require a clientveterinarian relationship, and purchase the medication from a veterinary office. Several resolutions at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting asked for changes to keep costs down. One asked that antibiotics still be available from retail stores as long as the producer has a prescription. Another asked governments to urge pharmacies to carry veterinary products. Dr. Betty Althouse, the provincial veterinarian, said that the federal government sets the rules on prescribing while the provinces determine who can dispense. “In Saskatchewan, we have no regulations under agriculture on who can dispense,” she told the meeting. “That comes under the pharmacy act.” Pharmacists, veterinarians and licensed feed mills can dispense, but the latter are limited to sales of medications in feeds or pre-mixes and not the actual drug products, Althouse said. The new regulations come out of the national antimicrobial resistance framework and a focus on improved stewardship. Own-use imports of medications have been restricted and all antimicrobials moved to the prescription drug list as of this month. “By Dec. 1, 2018, the only access to category one-through-three antimicrobials will be through veterinary prescriptions,” she said. Tetracycline and penicillin that were available at retail stores will require a prescription to make sure their use is medically appropriate. Brent Johnson from SCA’s District 6 said pharmacies should be encouraged to carry the medications. “If you’re in a small town and pharmacies are up to that, we could immediately have competitive pricing on veterinary drugs,” he said. Lynn Grant from District 3B raised potential conflict of interest when a veterinarian is both the prescriber and the dispenser.


‘Leaving money on the table’ Beef producers may be losing out by ignoring unscientific views on growth hormones BY ROBERT ARNASON WINNIPEG BUREAU

Canada’s beef industry has science on its side when it comes to the safety of using growth promotants, but it is of no help when it comes to selling beef overseas. “We can talk about science-based (practices), but at the end of the day, if the consumers don’t want to buy our products, I think we’re missing the mark,” said Fred Gorrell, an assistant deputy minister with Agriculture Canada. Gorrell made his comments about beef production and growth hormones Feb. 8 at the Manitoba Beef Producers annual meeting in Brandon. He was formerly the head of the market access secretariat with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and also worked as executive director of international policy at the CFIA. He is now the assistant deputy minister for international affairs at Agriculture Canada. Gorrell made it clear that the department supports the use of hormones in the beef sector, where growth promotants are used to increase the feed efficiency of beef cattle. But some consumers, particularly in European Union countries, want beef produced without the use of growth promotants. In his opinion, Canada’s beef industry is “leaving money on the table” by not serving that segment of the marketplace. “Hormone free or with hormones, they’re all safe…. (But) if


we want to be in that market and (if ) we want to sell product there, you have got to have the conversation.” Thanks to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Europe, Canada’s beef sector will eventually get a tarifffree quota of 50,000 tonnes of beef annually to the EU. The beef, though, must be raised without growth hormones. The Europeans have also put up a technical hurdle and don’t accept the safety of certain carcass washes used in Canada. It may take years to sort out the rules around carcass washes, but there is another massive market that also wants beef raised without hormones — China. “On beef and pork, they (China) have always said, ‘we don’t like growth promotants,’ ” Gorrell said at the Brandon meeting. “They’re looking for hormone-free beef and pork, not just from Canada but the world.” A CFIA website explains that Canadian beef destined for China

must be raised under the Canadian Beta-Agonist Free Beef Certification program because China doesn’t accept beef produced with synthetic growth hormones. China began accepting Canadian beef again in 2012. Exports to China climbed from nothing to $228 million in 2015, based on Ag Canada data. “But in 2016 … you see the numbers went down quite a bit,” Gorrell said. “That’s because they’re being very strict, saying (they’re) having a hormone-free program.” Canadian beef producers and industry advocates have said, many times, that growth promotants pose no risks to consumers because they add only a few nanograms of hormones to a hamburger or steak. That message hasn’t changed many minds, as public polling shows the percentage of Canadians concerned about hormones in meat hasn’t changed since 2001. “There’s science, but there’s also political science and there’s social science. Those come into the mix too, sometimes,” Gorrell said. “Being right doesn’t mean that you win.” Betty Green, a beef producer from Fisher Branch, Man., listened to Gorrell’s message. She runs two programs with her herd of beef cattle: one with growth promotants and another without. “He wasn’t telling us that everybody should run down that path, but that consumers and customers are going to have an influence on what we have to do … and we




U.S. cattle producers Larger beef operations necessary urged to support NAFTA to keep national herd stable Senator tells beef association it must explain the importance of trade deals to Washington BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The United States may withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, but many in the United States agricultural sector hope negotiations produce a new and improved deal. “I am not yet convinced the administration has not decided whether it will withdraw from NAFTA,” said Republican senator Jerry Moran. Speaking before a committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Kansas senator praised the benefits of NAFTA for America’s agriculture base. “We make a living in rural America because we sell what we produce outside the United States,” said Moran. Nearly half of Kansas’s agriculture output is exported. “We might not like having to deal with the rest of the world but if there is going to be prosperity today and in the future for the places we come from, it is because we have the opportunity to produce at a level of production that feeds more than just the people in the United States,” he said at the N C B A c o n v e n t i o n h e l d Ja n . 30-Feb. 2 in Phoenix. He urged the organization to explain the economic value of deals like NAFTA and the TransPacific Partnership to officials in Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to walk away from the TPP has left the U.S. on the outside. The multilateral agreement, scheduled to be signed next month in Chile, gives member countries like Canada and Australia an advantage over non-members like the U.S. in other TPP countries. Tariffs among TPP members are substantially falling and access for various products will improve under the proposed deal. There is little chance the U.S. could salvage what was lost even though Trump mused about a possible return. “I would not put a lot of faith in the president’s comments about rejoining TPP until we take actual steps toward doing that. He has done nothing but rail against TPP since he was campaigning and it was one of the first actions he took when he came into office,” said Kent Bacus, NCBA director of international trade and market access in Washington.


The president favours bilateral agreements and expected a deal with Japan but it chose to back TPP instead. As well, Trump’s threat to leave NAFTA could result in the U.S. having to pay high tariffs to get products into Canada and Mexico, said Bacus. Mexico could charge a 25 percent tariff on beef and 200 percent on U.S. poultry. Consequently U.S. poultry would stay home and that could damage the entire U.S. meat complex, he said. Bacus and others are hoping N A F TA n e g o t i a t i o n s c a n b e smoother since a chief agriculture negotiator is likely to be confirmed by the Senate. Greg Doud, formerly with the NCBA, fills a job that has been vacant for more than a year. “The threats of withdrawal are real and they are still real but we have definitely seen a lot of progress with the renegotiation because we have some good people in the administration to advise (the president),” said Bacus. The trade attorney for the NCBA is more optimistic about the future of NAFTA. Threats to withdraw are more likely a negotiating tactic, said Gary Horlick. In his opinion, the 30-year-old deal has been a huge success but needs modernization to facilitate business. Exiting NAFTA could be complicated. “One of the problems with withdrawal or signing a notice is it creates huge amounts of uncertainty,” he said. “My prediction is, I don’t think we are going to see a withdrawal from NAFTA and if it is, you are going to see legal and business chaos,” he said. “Negotiations will keep going and the current agreement, which suits us fine, will stay in place,” he said.

IN BRIEF SCA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE Rick Toney is the new chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. The director from Gull Lake in District 4 is a long-time board member who takes over from Ryan Beierbach of Whitewood in District 1. Beierbach did not seek re-election in his district last year. Kyle

Hebert of Wawota is the new director there. Also joining the board is Roger Meyers of Minton, who replaces Laurie Disney in District 3A. She also chose not to run again. Rounding out the executive are vice-president Joe Jackson from Moose Jaw (District 2), finance chair Arnold Balicki from Shellbrook (District 9A) and Garret Hill from Duval in District 6 as member at large.


SASKATOON — Canadian beef herds are going to have to get a whole lot larger if overall cattle numbers are to hold steady, the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference heard. Dr. Murray Jelinski from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine said census data shows that producers are getting older and herds are getting larger, particularly in Western Canada. Yet beef cow numbers remain relatively flat. He said in 1996 there were two producers older than 60 for every one younger than 30. The 2016 data show there are now seven older than 60 for each under 30. The older producers are responsible for both the largest and the smallest herds, the data show. “If we’re going to maintain our herds across Canada, herd size is going to have to dramatically increase. I think there’s no way to look at this other than to recognize most of our producers are older.” He said as older producers leave the industry, the ones left operating will have to have more animals to compensate. Overall, the number of producers in Western Canada dropped from 92,520 in 1996 to 53,505 in 2016. Average herd sizes number about 90

Statistics show western Canadian cattle herds are getting larger as more producers retire from the business. | FILE PHOTO in the West and just 30 in the East. Jelinski’s interest in beef farm demographics stemmed from widespread concern about fewer large animal veterinarians. He said there has been angst for the last 20 years about a shortage, but that hasn’t actually materialized because producers changed their management systems. Breeding programs changed, herd size increased and Jelinski said data show that the larger the herd the less veterinary service is required. “You’re not going to the average mixed animal practice anymore because when you’ve got 2,000 to 3,000 head out on pasture … you’re not going to the person that is doing bovine practice 10 percent of

the year. You’re seeking out people that are doing nothing but bovine practice,” he said. Jelinski added that if the trend continues, about 12 percent of producers will leave the industry by the 2021 census. Logically, larger herds will follow. “Is this an opportunity or a threat?” he said. It could mean a chance for younger producers to enter the cattle business, he said. There is a diminishing pool of people who want to buy beef farms. “You can either take the attitude of, ‘I don’t want my sons or daughters to do this,’ or, ‘this is a great life,’ ” he said.

We love it when talent is recognized. One of our own has been recognized for her outstanding career in journalism. Veteran livestock reporter Barbara Duckworth recently received the Career Virtuoso Award of Excellence from Lethbridge College. Barb is one of four college alumni to be honoured in 2018 in recognition of those who have set themselves apart in their lives, work and communities. Congratulations, Barb. The award is well deserved. We’re proud to have you on our team!

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U.S. debates pros and cons of cattle traceability Interviews with producers found most neutral with 10 percent opposed and 15 percent in favour BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Less than 10 percent of cattle in the United States can be traced back to the herd of origin. That places the U.S. at a disadvantage against other major beef exporters that have traceability programs in place, according to a recent study. Today, about 65 percent of the global beef traded comes from countries with traceability systems. The U.S. and India are the only major exporters without traceability. The U.S. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association commissioned the study by World Perspectives Ltd. as part of a five-year business strategy that includes introducing some form of traceability to promote more sales. The final report was released at the NCBA convention held in Phoenix Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Producers from the various sectors, beef organizations and processors were interviewed. The results showed many are neutral about the idea with about 10 percent opposed and 15 percent very amenable to full traceability. The questions of voluntary versus mandatory identification and protection of private information


were also discussed with mixed reactions among those interviewed. “Despite being a globally recognized leader in all points of the beef value chain, the U.S. currently does not have robust, nationally significant animal identification and traceability systems in place for its domestic beef industry,” said the report presented by World Perspectives analysts David Gregg and Dave Juday. “ Th e i d e a l o u t c o m e o f t h i s report is that this report can help reframe the discussion. There have been hits and misses on this at the federal level,” said Gregg. “We would like to give industry a tool to conduct a productive discussion now,” he said. About 22 percent of producers reported using some form of iden-

tification. State rules may require a more robust system to track catt l e b u t t h e p ro g r a m s c a n b e diverse. Large operations with more than 1,000 head that are involved in a value-chain report they have some form of voluntary traceback to take advantage of a market premium, control their data or mitigate a disease outbreak. “Industry has already started down this path,” said Juday. “There are lots of programs that folks are participating in already,” he said.

Out-of-pocket costs shouldn’t be the measure. What should be the measure is net cost and opportunity costs. DAVE JUDAY WORLD PERSPECTIVES ANALYST

Most countries adopted a traceability scheme when a crisis, such as foot-and-mouth disease or BSE was discovered. Animal identification and traceability helped them maintain or regain foreign markets, manage animal health issues and invest in long-term industry practices that provide insurance in the event of an animal disease outbreak.

Brazil is the only major exporter with a voluntary system due to producer opposition but the program has been designed to fulfill export market demands where identification and traceability are mandatory. The authors said by taking the best practices from other countries and avoiding some of their growing pains, the U.S. could have a good system that could pay off in better market access. The current industry stance on animal identification and traceability shows most people in the sector are neutral, while 10 percent are firmly opposed and 15 percent agree with wholesale acceptance. Feedlots interviewed placed significant emphasis on traceback for disease control and many favoured knowing the ranch of origin. Producers realize they will not make more money if they have a full traceability system in place. The study also said most of the cost would be borne by the cowcalf sector. “Out-of-pocket costs shouldn’t be the measure,” said Juday. “What should be the measure is net cost and opportunity costs.” Nevertheless, costs to individuals remain an obstacle to adoption, Gregg said.

“There is a discussion on what this is going to cost the individual operation. If you get caught up in the minutiae, the discussion tends to continue down the same path. We are not focussed on the opportunity costs. We are focused on what the tag is going to cost,” said Gregg. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted 70 percent national adoption would result in a 23 percent increase in demand for U.S. beef exports. The report said the potential for negative domestic and international market impacts in the event of an animal disease outbreak or the opportunity costs inherent in not adopting an expanded U.S. systems approach to traceability outweighed any general cost projections. The study determined traceability must: • be industry driven • be managed and overseen by an entity that includes private and government interests • maintain data privacy • be equitable for all industry sectors • operate at the speed of commerce • be credible in domestic and international markets

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SASKATOON — Water testing through the summer of 2017 found about half of Saskatchewan water sources sampled were unacceptable for livestock to drink. Hot temperatures and dry conditions resulted in high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) and sulfates in many locations. One extreme case of poor quality led to the deaths of more than 200 cattle in a community pasture near Shamrock. Murray Feist, ruminant nutrition specialist at the provincial agriculture ministry, said 555 water bodies were sampled, including dugouts, wells, water lines, sloughs and other surface water sources. Sixty-two percent were dugouts, 13 percent were wells and the remainder came from the other sources. Maximum acceptable limits are 5,000 milligrams per litre for TDS and 2,000 mg per litre for sulfates. “About 40 percent of the dugouts in Saskatchewan had solids greater than 5,000,” Feist told the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference. “That’s a pretty high number.” Sulfate levels were high enough that officials couldn’t recommend using about half of the water sources. Feist said electrical conductivity is also a measure of water quality, although there is no value assigned to it for livestock use. But electrical conductivity can be used to calcu-

late TDS and the two measurements then used to calculate sulfate levels. He said the data from the 2017 samples are all over the place, from a high of 35,000 to an average of 4,900 microsiemens per centimetre, although he cautioned that the average doesn’t tell much. However, Feist said that as electrical conductivity went higher, so did TDS. Generally, TDS is considered to be 64 to 71 percent of the conductivity measurement. Dugout water tested in 2017 averaged 89 percent. Each water sample is unique, however, and Feist said more work on the data is required. Sulfate levels in dugouts registered 41 percent of connectivity and were about 50 percent when sulfate levels were more than the maximum acceptable 2,000 mg per litre. He told producers using handheld or desktop conductivity meters to assess water quality to be cautious. Some meters used in the 2017 sampling were more accurate than others and industrial meters measured more accurately against laboratory results. “If you buy one, you have to test it and validate it against a known sample,” he said. Given the dry conditions last year, and lack of snow in much of the south, producers should test water sources again this year before using them for cattle.




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John Campbell is a professor in the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

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cinate young calves at two to three months of age and again at weaning with Clostridial vaccines. There is some evidence that in some cases this four-month gap between vaccinations may be too long and allow immunity to wane in these calves. These herds may require a booster vaccination before weaning in those circumstances. To protect the very young calves from Clostridium perfringens enteritis, producers may need to vaccinate dams to provide immunity through the colostrum.



Some veterinarians may prescribe penicillin orally as well as giving another antibiotic such as tetracycline by injection. This combination has been suggested by some authors as somewhat effective in treating these cases. In many cases, calves are very close to death by the time they are discovered and it can be difficult to save them. In surviving calves, it may be necessary in some cases to restore normal bacterial flora of their gut, which can be done by transferring rumen fluid from a healthy animal. Prevention is much more easily accomplished because we have fairly effective vaccines that will immunize animals against these diseases. Most producers will vac-



nose these diseases is to submit a sample of fresh or frozen intestine to the diagnostic lab. The tests are somewhat difficult and specialized and as a result, veterinarians may rely mainly on clinical signs to make a diagnosis. Treatment is difficult and there is limited scientific evidence to support our treatment decisions when dealing with these cases. Many calves will require intravenous fluids to help restore fluid loss, as well as to correct electrolyte imbalances. Antibiotics are usually recommended to try to stop the overgrowth of Clostridium perfringens in the gut, and penicillin is usually the antibiotic of choice for these particular bacteria.

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lostridial vaccines are the most widely used vaccines in the beef industry. Almost all producers use them in their young calves, usually beginning at two to three months of age, primarily to prevent the disease blackleg. Blackleg is caused by Clostridium chauvoei bacteria and causes muscle infections that can result in sudden death in young growing calves. These vaccines protect against seven or eight different strains of the Clostridial bacteria related to Clostridium chauvoei, which can cause very different diseases. I want to focus on the strains of the Clostridium bacteria called Clostridium perfringens, which can cause severe bloody diarrhea in calves as well as other digestive upsets. All of these Clostridium bacteria are present everywhere in the soil and in the intestinal tract of ruminants. They all possess the ability to generate a number of potent toxins that can cause damage to the tissues of animals, such as the intestine and cause severe diseases with sudden onset. The Clostridium perfringens bacteria can be subdivided into multiple strains and most of our vaccines help to protect against strains C and D. Both of these strains can cause a severe bloody diarrhea when the bacteria multiply and release their toxins in the intestine of a young calf. Type C tends to cause disease in very young calves less than 10 days of age, while Type D also affects very young calves, but can occasionally cause problems in older calves. The main clinical sign is the sudden onset of very profuse bloody diarrhea. Calves will be listless, reluctant to nurse and may show signs of colic. The toxins that are released by the bacteria cause severe damage to the intestine and often these calves die within hours of showing clinical symptoms. These bacteria require special circumstances to allow them to overgrow within the intestine and release their potent toxins. The bacteria are normally present in the intestine of ruminants and are considered part of the normal flora at low levels. However, if given large amounts of carbohydrate or protein to digest and if the gastrointestinal tract suffers from some incident that causes decreased motility, then these bacteria can multiply and produce their toxins, which cause disease. Clostridium perfringens disease episodes are usually linked to calves consuming large volumes of milk at individual feedings. The disease tends to occur in calves from dams who are exceptionally good milk producers. The disease can also be associated with events that cause calves to stop nursing for a period of time and then take an exceptionally large feeding, such as separation of calves from dams at branding or storms or inclement weather that may delay nursing. Intestinal motility can be negatively affected by these events as well as





by coexisting infections, viral infections or coccidiosis that may play a role in creating an environment conducive to Clostridial perfringens growth. Diagnosis of these conditions can be somewhat problematic. The clinical signs of bloody diarrhea and sudden death in young calves are certainly distinctive, but confirmation by a veterinarian and a diagnostic laboratory help to rule out other possibilities. Culture of the feces or intestine are of limited value because Clostridium perfringens is present in normal calves and can proliferate after the death of an animal in the intestinal tract. The only way to definitively diag-

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Seed sales of Cibus’s new canola variety will initially be focused on western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. |


Firm braves non-GM approach Cibus takes modern agriculture by storm with non-genetically modified canola BY ROBERT ARNASON WINNIPEG BUREAU

Supporting modern agriculture while also selling into the market for non-genetically modified food seems like a contradiction. But an American firm is hoping to pull off that high-wire act with its herbicide-tolerant canola, now for sale in Canada. “Because it’s a non-GM product, we’re looking at this being aligned with production contracts (for non-GM canola),” said David Sippell, vice-president and general manager of Canadian operations for Cibus, a plantbreeding company based in San Diego, California. “Right now, there’s a production contract (for non GM canola) with Bunge at Harrowby, (Man.). We’re really linking into the particular opportunity.” Cibus has branded its canola seed as SU Canola. It’s tolerant of sulfonylurea herbicides and will


be grown commercially in Canada for the first time this spring. SU Canola has been sold in the U.S. since 2016, mostly in North Dakota. Sippell joined Cibus in December. He has previously worked in the canola seed business with Pioneer, Syngenta and Canterra Seeds. While he is responsible for Canada, Sippell said SU Canola acreage has been expanding in North Dakota because of strong

demand for non-GM canola oil. “Last year, we had double or almost triple the sales (of 2016). … This year, we’re looking at doubling again. What’s driving that (growth) … is a Cargill non-GM production contract from West Fargo.” A percentage of farmers abhor the idea of foods with a non-GMO label but it’s difficult for agribusiness firms to ignore market signals. “Cibus is not opposed to genetically modified products,” Sippell said. “But our technology is not a transgenic…. The (result) of that is we can play in the non-GM market because there is a demand at a consumer level…. We just want to fulfill that need in the marketplace.” SU Canola isn’t transgenic because Cibus developed the herbicide-tolerant trait with a breeding technique it calls the Rapid Trait Development System. Essentially, the method is a more

precise form of mutagenesis. In its first year on the Canadian market, Cibus will focus its seed sales in western Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan in the region around the Harrowby Bunge facility. Harrowby is only a few kilometres from the Saskatchewan border. “Bunge is contracting non-GM canola. That would include Clearfield products and the SU product,” Sippell said. It’s hard to say how many acres of SU Canola will be seeded this spring but a number of Canadian growers are interested in the technology, partly because the price off the combine is higher than generic canola. “We’re getting good feedback from producers,” said Sippell. “(The) premium being paid by Bunge for the non-GM, which I believe is $35 per tonne.


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Firm tests ‘mortgage streaming’ contracts for canola BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A Regina-based company that buys unharvested canola from farmers through so-called “streaming contracts” is dipping its toes into the farmland mortgage market. Input Capital Corp. announced Jan. 30 that it has launched a new “mortgage stream” on a pilot project basis. Western Canadian canola growers who require financing for farmland real estate purchases will have the option of entering a mortgage

contract with Input Capital and making subsequent mortgage payments with canola. “There are still some edges to be figured out on this, but we’ve done a couple of (these agreements) and they’ve been pretty straight forward so far,” said Input Capital president Doug Emsley. “It’s like a traditional mortgage product… We would be the finance company … but with our product, the idea is that you (the borrower) would pay us off with canola.” As with other mortgage products, amortization periods and mortgage terms would be negotiated.

Borrowers would be required to make an initial downpayment, probably in the range of 20 to 30 percent of the farmland ‘s value, in order to qualify. Borrowings by the farmer would be repaid over a number of years with canola prices fixed over the term of the mortgage. Em s l e y s a i d t h e c o n c e p t i s appealing to farmers because it allows them to lock in the price of canola and reduces their exposure to market fluctuations. Input would also assume responsibility for picking up canola at the producer’s farm.

Input’s interest rates would be “competitive” with those offered by other commercial lenders, Emsley said. “But because we’re going to assume that price risk on the canola, our (product) might be a little bit more expensive from an interest rate standpoint,” he added. Input has already negotiated its first “mortgage stream” contract in the amount of $400,000 with an existing client in Saskatchewan. Other growers have also expressed interest. “There’s been a fairly decent interest level,” Emsley said.

“We’re going to do it as a pilot test first … and if it works, we’ll carry it forward and make it one of our company’s … (standard offerings) to the market.” Input is an agriculture commodity company that buys and sells canola, the largest and most profitable crop in Western Canada. The company enters into multiyear canola streaming contracts with canola farmers in the prairie provinces and buys a fixed volume of canola annually for the duration of each producer’s contract.




Make sure you are getting the best use out of your time PERSPECTIVES ON MANAGEMENT



ere’s somewhat of a rhetorical question: what are you doing right now? And then a follow-on question: what should you be doing right now? The second question warrants some discussion. A farm business requires a considerable investment in capital — assets such as land, buildings, equipment, livestock and quota. However, an investment is also required in energy, ideas and time. There can certainly be constraints on the availability of credit, and your energy can be variable. Ideas — well, there’s usually no shortage of ideas. But your time, that’s a different issue. There’s only one absolute finite resource and that’s your time. Which leads to a third question: how do you spend it — your time, that is? I’m finding that increasingly, farmers are starting to think more critically about where they’re spending their time. It’s somewhat relevant — if not too simplified — to think about your time as being organized into two blocks in a year: the “heavy production block” from April through October and the “go to meetings block” from November through March. The “heavy production block” would rather you just not sleep at all. Seriously, though, time is at an ultimate premium during this period. You still have control over where you spend your time during that period but admittedly, there is a long list of things that mandate how you use it. The “go to meetings block” is a different story. You have much more control over how you spend your time during this period. Many farmers I talk to tell me that they are actively looking at the value they will expect to receive from making an investment of their time in attending a meeting. One exasperated farmer told me recently that it feels to him that as soon as it freezes up, everyone wants some of his time. Meetings can take a lot of time. There’s a concept known as return on time invested. It can get fairly complex, but here’s a simple way to rate or score the effectiveness of a meeting. When the meeting is over, think about it and “vote” with your hand: • Five fingers means the meeting was extremely useful. • Four fingers is an indication that the meeting was above average and that you gained more than the value of the time spent. • Three fingers is average, essentially a break-even on what was

There is only one absolute finite resource. And that is your time.

gained from the meeting compared to the time invested. • Two fingers says the meeting was useful, so not a complete waste, but a losing proposition from a return on time invested perspective. • And lastly, one finger. It means the meeting is a complete waste of time. If you find that the meetings you’re attending are getting lots of one and two finger scores, it’s time to critically look at the purpose and function of the meeting and make some changes so that there is an acceptable return on time invested. Back to the discussion on how you spend your time. Key to the longer-term success for many farms is focusing more on doing the “right things” in the business

than doing “things right.” It’s easily said but not easily done. There is no debate that things need to get done “right.” Seasonal pressures are great, and the margins are just too thin not to make sure that things are getting done right. “It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trip, in the busyness of life, to work harder at climbing the ladder of success only to find it’s leaning against the wrong wall,” says Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. “Is it possible to be busy, very busy, without being effective?” I think the answer for farmers and farm families is yes. “Busy-ness,” though is not about doing the right things. A focus on doing the “right things” would help to ensure that

you end up with the ladder leaning against the right wall. In other words, you’ve ended up where you wanted to get to. Ultimately, it’s about choice. Goodness knows there’s no end of things to do on a farm. It’s generally easier to just be busy. Is that, though, going to win the day? If so, then just get at it. For a great many farms, though, they will be better served by making different choices about how they “spend their time,” which could very well mean a whole lot less time on a tractor than in an office. Terry Betker is a farm management consultant based in Winnipeg. He can be reached at 204-782-8200 or

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CATTLE & SHEEP Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

Steers 600-700 lb. (average $/cwt)

Grade A


Live Feb 2-Feb 8

Previous Jan 26-Feb 1

Year ago

Rail Feb 2-Feb 8

162.00 135.24-152.29

n/a 135.30-146.46

156.67 144.44

273.00-273.50 247.00-250.00

271.00-272.50 247.00-253.00

Heifers Alta. n/a n/a Ont. 135.21-153.89 125.89-147.26 *Live f.o.b. feedlot, rail f.o.b. plant.

n/a 145.11

n/a 246.00-249.00

268.50-274.50 246.00-252.00 Canfax

Steers Alta. Ont.

$220 $215 $210 $205 $200 1/5


1/12 1/19 1/26



Previous Jan 26-Feb 1

Feeder Cattle ($/cwt)

$220 $210 $200 2/2


Manitoba $230 $220 $210 $200 $190 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26



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 252,688 2,992,754 To date 2018 232,459 2,900,422 % Change 18/17 +8.7 +3.2




163-176 172-184 182-201 198-221 219-242 238-260

164-180 171-182 180-200 200-225 215-235 219-252

171-181 176-186 185-200 197-220 217-239 235-255

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

155-165 162-175 172-186 184-205 193-218 201-225

155-166 160-179 170-187 183-207 195-224 no sales

162-172 166-181 173-189 187-208 193-217 201-230

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

Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)

Average Carcass Weight

$205 $200 $195 $190 1/12 1/19 1/26




Canfax Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Feb 3/18 908 832 742 936


$195 $190 1/12 1/19 1/26



Manitoba $220

YTD 18 911 831 737 958

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

Steers 125.83 125.72 n/a 200.00

YTD 17 918 824 726 1,028

Heifers 126.14 125.88 126.75 n/a

Feeders No. 1 (800-900 lb) Steers South Dakota 138.10-154.00 Billings n/a Dodge City 143.00

$210 $200 $190 $180 1/5

Feb 4/17 918 829 726 1,030

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


$185 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26

$235 $230

$220 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29








Trend -2/-4 n/a n/a USDA


Cattle / Beef Trade

Canadian Beef Production million lb. YTD % change Fed 173.4 +10 Non-fed 41.7 +6 Total beef 215.1 +9 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. 12 $1 Cdn. = $0.7945 U.S. $1 U.S. = $1.2587 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)


Feb 3



$185 1/5


#1 Durum 13.0


1/12 1/19 1/26

#1 CWRS 13.5



$190 1/5

Cash Price for SE Sask

Exports % from17/18 26,509 (1) -22.0 7,651 (1) +117.0 280,305 (3) +3.9 379,949 (3) +5.7 Imports % from17/18 n/a (2) n/a 138,339 (2) +346.0 12,083 (4) +1.3 17,791 (4) -8.2

(1) to Jan 27/18 (2) to Dec 31/17 (3) to Dec 31/17 (4) to Feb 3/18

Agriculture Canada

Close Feb 9 Live Cattle Feb 126.53 Apr 123.63 Jun 115.43 Aug 112.83 Oct 114.60 Feeder Cattle Mar 146.20 Apr 147.75 May 148.33 Aug 151.00 Sept 151.43

Close Trend Feb 2

Year ago

$275 $270 $265 $260 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29

#2 Yellow peas $235 $230 $225

126.85 126.13 118.00 114.98 116.68

-0.32 -2.50 -2.57 -2.15 -2.08

116.40 113.15 104.28 101.08 101.50

150.93 151.78 151.78 154.08 153.93

-4.73 -4.03 -3.45 -3.08 -2.50

122.08 122.45 121.80 123.60 122.93

$220 $215 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29

Feb 8 US Choice (US$) 208.53 Jan 26 Cdn AAA (C$) 253.60

Feb 1 Yr. ago 209.60 188.71 Jan 19 Yr. ago 258.81 256.31

Canola (cash -Mar)

Feb 5

Jan 22

Wool sheep 55-69 lb 2.37-2.60 2.35-2.60 70-85 lb 2.25-2.45 2.21-2.50 86-105 lb 1.97-2.30 1.97-2.31 > 106 lb 1.79-1.90 1.79-1.93 Beaver Hill Auction Services Ltd. Feb 5 Jan 29 New lambs 2.80-3.15 2.90-3.16 65-80 lb 2.53-3.13 2.70-3.08 80-95 lb 2.21-2.75 2.10-2.65 > 95 lb 1.83-2.11 2.05-2.20 > 110 lb 1.38-1.79 1.80-2.11 Feeder lambs 2.00-2.70 2.40-2.70 Sheep 1.20-1.40 1.20-1.40 Rams 1.35-1.65 1.30-1.65 Kids 90-150 90-150 Ontario Stockyards Inc. Shipping December Wool lambs <80 lb 1.90 Wool lambs 81-95 lb 1.80 Wool lambs 96-115 lb 1.70 Hair lambs <95 lb 1.70 Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

$485 $480

$470 1/5

U.S. Grain Cash Prices ($US/bu.) 1/12 1/19 1/26



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 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26



Grain Futures Feed Wheat (Lethbridge) $235

Feb 9

Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg) Alberta $170 $160 $150 $140 $130 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26



(Hams Marketing) Week ending Mar 17-Mar 24 Mar 31-Apr 07 Apr 14-Apr 21 Apr 28-May 05 May 12-May 19 May 26-Jun 02 Jun 09-Jun 16 Jun 23-Jun 30 Jul 07-Jul 14 Jul 21-Jul 28

Maple Leaf Thunder Sig 5 Creek Pork Jan 19 Jan 19 146.18-149.09 146.42-148.49 150.45-150.56 148.24-149.56 150.34-150.34 152.18-152.54 150.34-154.36 152.59-157.84 161.29-166.86 165.31-168.15 166.52-168.63 168.02-169.93 169.24-173.33 169.88-173.22 178.06-178.18 173.36-174.60 174.02-175.42 173.40-174.99 170.62-171.52 170.32-174.11

Export 59,289 (1) 379,806 (2) 1,285,336 (2)


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

$160 $150 $140 1/12 1/19 1/26



(1) to Jan 27/18

(2) to Dec 31/17

Agriculture Canada

164.30 165.93

Alta. Index 100 Sask. Sig. 5

$225 $220 $215 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26



Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $470 $465 $460 $455 $450 1/5

1/12 1/19 1/26



Barley (cash) $230 $225 $220

$170 $160 $150 2/2


Feb Apr May Jun

Close Feb 9 73.18 68.85 74.78 79.00

Close Feb 2 75.20 73.55 79.33 83.65

Trend -2.02 -4.70 -4.55 -4.65

Year ago 74.55 71.08 75.40 79.05

1/12 1/19 1/26



Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

Corn (Mar) $380


Man. Index 100 Que. Index 100

173.00 171.08

$350 $340 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29



*incl. wt. premiums

Soybeans (Mar) $1020

% from 17/18 -13.4 -6.8 +3.1

Import n/a 15,569 (3) 17,685 (3)

% from 17/18 n/a +2.1 +2.1 Agriculture Canada

Close Feb 9 80.00 79.98 68.73 62.88

Jul Aug Oct Dec

$1000 $980 $960 $940 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29



Oats (Mar) Close Feb 2 83.70 83.25 71.03 64.75

Trend -3.70 -3.27 -2.30 -1.87

Year ago 78.40 77.70 68.38 63.88

$280 $270

$250 $240 1/8






Jan 28 227.7 418.6 93.9

YTD 7,143.7 11,485.5 4,895.1

Year Ago 7,498.1 12,107.1 4,323.2

Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Mar 503.30 494.90 May 509.00 500.50 Jul 513.60 505.80 Nov 507.20 503.20

+8.4 +8.5 +7.8 +4.0

524.80 532.80 535.60 505.30

Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 4.6400 4.4025 May 4.7600 4.5250 Jul 4.8950 4.6700 Sep 5.0425 4.8125

+0.2375 +0.2350 +0.2250 +0.2300

4.5225 4.6700 4.7875 4.9075

Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 2.7500 2.6725 May 2.7400 2.6825 Jul 2.7250 2.6975

+0.0775 +0.0575 +0.0275

2.5475 2.5050 2.4825

Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Mar 10.0175 9.6975 May 10.1250 9.8125 Jul 10.2200 9.9125 Aug 10.2350 9.9375

+0.3200 +0.3125 +0.3075 +0.2975

10.5425 10.6575 10.7375 10.7075

-0.65 -0.66 -0.68

34.17 34.44 34.67

Chicago Soy Meal ($US/short ton) Mar 357.8 327.0 +30.8 May 360.4 331.0 +29.4 Jul 360.8 333.3 +27.5

343.2 347.8 350.3

Chicago Soy Oil (¢US/lb.) Mar 31.85 32.50 May 32.05 32.71 Jul 32.24 32.92

Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 3.6700 3.5875 May 3.7475 3.6850 Jul 3.8250 3.7425 Sep 3.8925 3.8125

+0.0825 +0.0625 +0.0825 +0.0800

3.7550 3.8275 3.8925 3.9425

Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 6.1000 6.0175 May 6.2250 6.1325 Jul 6.3150 6.2225 Sep 6.3675 6.2525

+0.0825 +0.0925 +0.0925 +0.1150

5.7075 5.7050 5.7250 5.7400

Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 4.7750 4.6175 May 4.9275 4.7650 Jul 5.1000 4.9100 Sep 5.2725 5.0600

+0.1575 +0.1625 +0.1900 +0.2125

4.6675 4.7950 4.9025 -

Canadian Exports & Crush 1/15 1/22 1/29

Spring Wheat (Mar) Feb 4 283.0 353.4 130.1

Year ago


Minneapolis Nearby Futures ($US/100bu.)

(000 tonnes) Alta. Sask. Man.



Hogs $/ckg

Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)


1/12 1/19 1/26

To date 2018 To date 2017 % change 18/17

(3) to Feb 3/18


$140 1/5

Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. 1,996,854 11,695,641 2,073,378 11,499,391 -3.7 +1.7

Hogs / Pork Trade

Saskatchewan Sig. 5

$130 1/5

To Feb 3

Feb 2


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

Hog Slaughter

Feb 9 5.86 5.37 6.00 3.78 2.52


Canola (basis - Mar)

$210 1/5


Jan 5 33.83 28.79 21.60 26.67 28.00 24.80 20.25 17.78 14.58 7.50 7.13 6.41 6.22 16.75 41.95 33.25 44.25 20.21 26.67 41.58 31.58 35.50

Feb 7 Jan 31 Year Ago No. 3 Oats Saskatoon ($/tonne) 167.71 167.33 174.16 Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb) 17.15 17.20 15.40



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

Feb 2 32.43 28.63 20.50 27.33 26.43 23.80 20.25 17.25 15.33 8.20 6.75 6.35 6.52 17.30 37.00 30.75 44.00 20.04 26.67 40.58 30.58 34.50

Cash Prices


Beef Cutout ($/cwt)

Fixed contract $/ckg

Feb 9 32.57 Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) Laird lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 28.88 Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 20.50 Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 27.33 Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 26.29 Eston lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 23.83 Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 20.75 Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 17.44 Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 15.33 Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) 8.05 Peas, medium. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) 6.75 Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) 5.98 Feed peas ($/bu) 6.52 Maple peas ($/bu) 17.30 Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) 36.33 Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) 30.75 Mustard, Brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) 44.00 Canaryseed (¢/lb) 20.04 Desi chickpeas (¢/lb) 26.67 Kabuli, 8mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) 29.79 Kabuli, 7mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) 19.58 B-90 ckpeas, No. 1 (¢/lb) 23.50

Cash Prices


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

Pulse and Special Crops Source: STAT Publishing, which solicits bids from AGT Inc., Canpulse Foods, CGF Brokerage, Maviga NA, Parrish and Heimbecker, Scoular Canada and Simpson Seeds. Prices for dressed product at plant.

$610 $600 $590 1/8

1/15 1/22 1/29



To (1,000 MT) Feb 4 Wheat 218.2 Durum 153.9 Oats 10.5 Barley 34.9 Flax 2.7 Canola 185.7 Peas 1.7 Lentils 4.5 (1,000 MT) Jan 31 Canola crush 184.4

To Total Last Jan 28 to date year 388.6 8,102.5 6,866.0 16.8 2,021.2 2,171.9 20.8 849.9 703.6 48.9 925.3 500.0 2.2 192.5 188.1 153.4 5,615.3 5,581.4 11.5 1,040.6 2,039.4 13.2 134.2 579.4 Jan 24 To date Last year 181.7 4615.1 4.701.9




grouse feed in a crab apple tree in a farmyard A PECK OF APPLES | Sharp-tailed near Aylesbury, Sask. The birds have been coming to the apple tree since the recent cold snap. |


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Feb. 15 - Feb. 21 (in mm)

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Churchill - 19 / - 27 Prince George 1 /-9

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Temperature last week High Low

Assiniboia Broadview Eastend Estevan Kindersley Maple Creek Meadow Lake Melfort Nipawin North Battleford Prince Albert Regina Rockglen Saskatoon Swift Current Val Marie Wynyard Yorkton

-10.1 -11.6 -9.7 -13.2 -8.7 -6.4 -9.4 -12.2 -9.8 -9.5 -9.2 -10.8 -11.2 -9.4 -10.8 -12.6 -12.1 -11.8

-32.3 -32.6 -33.5 -31.8 -34.4 -36.2 -31.8 -30.2 -28.7 -31.6 -32.4 -31.8 -27.7 -31.2 -32.0 -38.3 -28.7 -28.6

Precipitation since Nov. 1 mm mm %

0.2 0.0 3.8 0.7 1.6 6.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.0 1.1 1.0 0.8 4.2 0.4 0.0

30.0 64 38.0 57 29.5 47 27.4 44 32.5 79 41.0 73 47.0 79 37.9 67 39.5 64 32.0 62 64.1 108 23.3 45 39.0 78 34.5 70 25.3 53 34.5 74 42.1 72 33.5 50

MANITOBA Temperature last week High Low

Brooks Calgary Cold Lake Coronation Edmonton Grande Prairie High Level Lethbridge Lloydminster Medicine Hat Milk River Peace River Pincher Creek Red Deer Stavely Vegreville

-5.2 -4.7 -9.0 -7.1 -5.3 -6.0 -7.6 -6.4 -9.8 -8.7 -7.0 -6.7 2.3 -4.0 -0.6 -6.9

-37.2 -31.6 -28.6 -31.8 -33.0 -36.5 -32.2 -32.4 -28.8 -33.4 -30.7 -33.8 -29.8 -35.3 -22.7 -35.0

Precipitation since Nov. 1 mm mm %

10.8 16.7 1.5 4.1 2.5 4.3 0.0 1.7 0.0 13.8 9.0 1.1 14.9 11.2 5.3 0.8

53.1 63.5 71.3 31.6 42.1 139.9 53.2 46.3 20.0 63.5 63.8 71.7 107.0 36.4 58.8 39.7

135 156 121 72 69 167 68 94 36 139 107 94 123 68 104 76

Temperature last week High Low

Brandon Dauphin Gimli Melita Morden Portage la Prairie Swan River Winnipeg

-12.9 -9.9 -12.4 -12.9 -11.7 -10.6 -13.0 -12.3

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-28.9 -26.6 -29.8 -30.3 -23.4 -25.4 -27.7 -27.4

0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.0

-20.3 -28.3 -16.0 -13.7 -33.1

13.0 4.6 11.7 3.5 31.7

43.0 34.7 26.0 19.9 31.9 45.1 36.9 21.7

63 51 37 29 41 58 49 29

BRITISH COLUMBIA Cranbrook Fort St. John Kamloops Kelowna Prince George

9.8 -7.5 3.1 9.7 -6.9

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Precipitation since Nov. 1 mm mm %

160.7 115 172.4 194 93.8 102 99.1 81 145.7 85



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