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Breeders aim to ramp up plants’ ability to fight stress

• Historic flooding in the West • Fire in Slave Lake, Alta. • Flooding on Quebec’s Richelieu River • Doom to boom on the farm • Tornado in Goderich, Ont. • Hurricanes and tropical storms Irene,

Katia and Ophelia in Atlantic Canada Great summer in Eastern Canada, • bad summer on coasts • Record low Arctic sea ice • Groundhog Day blizzard in Eastern Canada • Wicked winds in southern Alberta


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Storm clouds were a common sight in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, making flooding the top weather event in Canada in 2011. |



A recent discovery at the University of California, Riverside, could help researchers develop new droughttolerant crops. The work coming out of Sean Cutler’s laboratory is still new, but it may provide the agriculture industry with a blueprint for further innovations that allow farmers worldwide to get the most out of crops growing under less-than-ideal conditions. A plant that encounters drought tries to cope with the stress by ceasing growth and reducing water loss and consumption. In short, it has a defence mechanism to help it survive the stress. Cutler’s team has discovered how to heighten that response. “If we want to feed the 10 billion people that we’re going to have in the near future, we need to be actively making discoveries like this that create new options down the line,” said Cutler, an associate professor of plant cell biology at the university. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Rain, tornadoes, wind | Manitoba’s ‘flood that wouldn’t end’ tops the weather event list BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

It will come as no surprise to Manitoba and Saskatchewan farmers that last year’s floods ranked as the number one weather event of 2011. In his 16th annual listing of Canada’s top 10 weather events, Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips said he could have compiled 10 top weather stories from this event alone. “It was like the flood that wouldn’t end,” he said. “It was the winter flood that became the spring flood

that became the summer flood.” Phillips said water levels on Manitoba’s Assiniboine River reached one in 330 year levels, and the high water on Lake Manitoba was a one in 2,100 year event. A record number of acres were flooded and various levels of government spent nearly $1 billion fighting spreading waters and compensating victims. That was part of the cost that made 2011 the second most expensive year ever recorded in terms of insurance payouts and damage. The most expensive was 1998, when Eastern Canada was hit with an ice storm.

Number two on the 2011 weather list, the fire that devastated Slave Lake, Alta., accounted for $700 million in payouts and another $400 in uninsured losses. “The insurance industry actually says that this is probably the largest number of private homes lost from a single event in Canadian history,” Phillips said. “And what we do know is that this is the second most expensive disaster in Canadian history from an insurance point of view.” Arson is indicated as the cause of the disaster, but Phillips said dry conditions and strong winds contributed to its scope.

The May 15 fire was followed several weeks later by 17 consecutive days of rain. The 200 millimetres that fell were followed three weeks after that by another 100 mm. “They thought it was biblical. I mean, fires and floods and where were the locusts? That’s what the thinking was.” Agriculture was the primary beneficiary of the number four event on the list : the cool and wet prairie spring that transformed into a hot summer and long, warm harvest season. Phillips referred to it as “doom to boom.” SEE MOTHER NATURE, PAGE 2



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Mother Nature goes wild As a nasty winter turned into a cool wet spring in 2011, farmers were concerned about crop prospects and seeding was delayed across much of the country. “It was potentially a big hit, billions of dollars on the economy of the West,” he said. “Then a remarkable thing happened. Someone turned the faucet off. Summer came.” The long, hot autumn allowed crops to mature and harvest to be completed without major losses. The year was also notable for the unusual summer. “This summer, depending upon where you live, was the summer of summers for middle Canada and was really disappointing for the coasts, where summer came but it seemed to be after Labour Day.” Summer’s heat was a result of a huge dome of air trapped over 40 U.S. states and the four central provinces. Ontario recorded many record highs and people in and near Winnipeg were ecstatic, Phillips said. “You couldn’t say anything nasty

about the summer in Winnipeg. Even the mosquitoes left town and went to Edmonton, and the Jets came home.” The most troubling weather event on the list, from a long-term and global perspective, was the record low Arctic sea ice, said Phillips. “In 2011, we saw the sea ice extent … diminish to its second lowest in 50 years. We saw the volume of ice to be its lowest ever, eight percent lower than it was the previous year.” Number 10 on the list was high winds in Alberta in November. Though southwestern Alberta is known as one of the windiest places in Canada, speeds recorded during Grey Cup week were noteworthy. Phillips said wind reached speeds of more than 144 km/h and there was an unconfirmed report of 200 km/h in Pincher Creek. Part of downtown Calgary was shut down when the wind blew out window glass in high-rises. Damage across southern Alberta is still being tallied.


Breeders to ramp up stress fighters The research builds on previous studies into abscisic acid, a stress hormone triggered when a plant encounters drought. In 2009, Cutler assisted in the discovery of abscisic acid receptors, which are activated by the hormone and control a plant’s response to drought. “The receptor is like the conductor,” said Cutler. “It controls the whole orchestra that does all these responses.” With that knowledge Cutler went to work “supercharging” the plant’s stress response, modifying these receptors so that they can be turned on at will and locked in their “on” state to improve stress tolerance. “If you can modify the plant so that it lasts just a few days longer under conditions of drought than other varieties, then when the water does come back — when the rain does return — you can improve the amount of yield that the farmer gets out at the end of the day,” said Cutler. The results of his study , which was funded by the National Science Foundation and Syngenta Biotechnology, were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in December. Cutler’s team examined Arabidop-

sis, a close relative of canola and a plant beneficial to researchers because it grows quickly, but he said the research is applicable to all plants. “These hormones and the ways that plants cope with these stresses are shared by all plants,” said Cutler. “So new information from corn can be relevant for wheat. New information from canola or our plant … can be extremely informative for the crops that farmers care about.” Cutler said it will be many years, if ever, before the research hits the field. The team still has to show that supercharging these responses will improve yields in crop plants. “But we’ve shown that we know how to do that, and other work has shown that supercharging by other tricks can improve yield,” Cutler said. “And so we’re moving toward that next step.” Other research, including drought tolerant corn developed by Monsanto and BASF, is further along the pipeline. “The goal is not to turn corn or wheat into a cactus-like plant. It’s to broaden the range of environments it can be productive in and maximize the yield when conditions aren’t ideal,” said Cutler.




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Weather woes

Above normal spring runoff predicted for Saskatchewan

Farmers across the Prairies grappled with rain, floods and hail in 2011 as they struggled to put a crop in the ground. Many simply couldn’t get seeds in at all. Western Producer reporters talked to farmers and weather experts to see what happened, and what the forecast is for 2012.


A trivia game about Saskatchewan would inevitably include questions about the weather, and a good question for 2011 might be: which part of the province received the most rain? Many areas were flooded and soggy, but Stockholm and surrounding area received the most precipitation. The region received 617 millimetres of rain between April 1 and Oct. 10, according to the provincial crop report. The Bengough area was second highest at 609 mm while Ceylon received 575 mm. Arlynn Kurtz, reeve of the Rural Municipality of Fertile Belt, was worried six weeks into the growing season when one-third of that rainfall had already fallen and repair costs had already exceeded $1 million. Further south, Coalfields reeve Stan Lainton didn’t turn a wheel in 2011. In early December, he said the RM was still grappling with washouts and road repair. The fact that many farmers couldn’t get to their fields contributed to the estimated 6.2 million acres that weren’t seeded. Another 2.2 million acres were subsequently flooded out. The dry, long fall that followed may prove to be a godsend for southeastern Saskatchewan. Doug Johnson, director of regional services for the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, said fall conditions were better than they were in 2010. “We have moist soil conditions (and) sloughs are full, but I don’t think we’re in the same situation as 2010,” he said at a November meeting. But even with normal snow pack, runoff will be above normal next spring. How that affects farming operations remains to be seen. Farmers in southeastern Saskatchewan took advantage of the fall to seed more winter wheat and fall rye. Acreage increased 74 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Total seeded acreage in the province in 2011 was about a million acres. Yields were generally average to above-average. Quality and grade were above the 10-year average, with downgrading caused by hail, frost, ergot and wheat midge. By fall, many regions reported that excess topsoil moisture had dried up. Fifteen percent of cropland was considered to have surplus moisture in the southeast, while six percent was short. That compared to two percent excess and six percent very short in the southwest, three percent surplus and three percent very short in eastcentral, and one percent surplus and 10 percent very short in west-central. The northern regions reported no surplus moisture. The northwest reported eight percent very short and the northeast reported 24 percent short. The area that saw the least precipitation was Lake Lenore with 149 mm, followed by Maple Creek at 174 mm.


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Soggy spring; unseeded acres a record BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

It’s a given that prairie folk love to talk about the weather. But in 2011, the never-ending talk of rain, floods and extreme heat was too much for most Manitobans to bear. “It’s day after day. It’s not just the farm, it’s your basement … and the sirens going off in town because they need sandbaggers again,” Andy Barclay, who farms north of Souris, Man., said in June. “It just gets tiring. That’s all anyone talks about day after day is the flood and the rain.” Like dozens of producers in southwestern Manitoba, Barclay failed to seed a crop last spring because his fields were inundated with water. A variety of factors combined to make 2011 an extremely wet spring for farmers: a wetter than usual 2010, above average snowfall over the winter, a wet, cool spring and a massive amount of water flowing into Manitoba from Saskatchewan and North Dakota.

The 2,400 unseeded acres on Barclay’s farm contributed to an ignominious record: Manitoba producers were unable to seed 2.9 million acres of cropland in the spring of 2011, nearly double the old record of 1.5 million acres. The results were often poor to mediocre for producers who were able to seed a crop into the soggy conditions. Canola crops around Winnipeg were particularly dreadful. Farmers near Starbuck, Man., reported yields of three to six bushels per acre because plants were unable to develop roots in the wet spring and couldn’t tap into water deeper in the soil when little to no rain fell around Winnipeg in July and August. On the positive side, the dry weather persisted into the fall, drying up most of the province’s soaked and unseeded acres. Soil moisture conditions in southwestern Manitoba are likely better than they were in 2010, when many fields were saturated going into freeze up, said Elmer Kaskiw, a Manitoba Agriculture crop production

adviser in Shoal Lake. As well, the dry weather gave producers an opportunity to cultivate land that was rutted or damaged during the spring’s extremely soft conditions. It was also a nasty year for cattle producers around Lake Manitoba. Water diverted into the lake this spring and summer from the swollen Assiniboine River caused water levels to exceed 817 feet above sea level, nearly five feet higher than the maximum regulated level for Lake Manitoba. High water pushed the lake’s shoreline outward, forcing dozens of producers around the lake to move livestock inland or relocate animals to other pastures in Western Canada. The province dug a $100 million drainage channel, which is designed to drain excess water from Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin into Lake Winnipeg. Nonetheless, Lake Manitoba water levels were still high going into winter and many cattle producers around the lake are coping with frozen ponds on feed yards, pasture and hay land. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Dry, warm fall welcome relief for Alberta BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

The 2011 growing season got off to a slow start in Alberta, but a long fall broughtgoodtoexcellentyieldsandcrop quality across much of the province. Dry conditions in the Peace River region and wet, cool conditions in central and southern areas caused farmers early concern, but few acres were left unseeded in the final tally, said Alberta Agriculture crop specialist Neil Whatley. He said chemical companies likely had a good year because moisture conditions favoured the development of disease, such as sclerotinia and blackleg in canola, ergot and stripe rust in wheat and ascochyta blight in pulse crops, he said. However, crop quantity and quality prevailed if growers were able to apply fungicides in a timely fashion. Agriculture minister Evan Berger deemed it a successful crop year. “Through the first half of 2011, Alberta had the highest farm cash receipts in Canada, totalling $5.2 billion,” he said in December. Premier Alison Redford put agricultural exports at $6.7 billion for 2010, adding that the industr y employs about 70,000 people. Whatley said crop disease and insect specialists are still tallying the tolls taken on crops this year. Results are expected in early January. A long, open fall proved beneficial for harvest. Worries about an early frost did not materialize. Excessive moisture early in the season caused numerous problems for farmers and rural municipalities when fields and roads were inundated with surface water that was slow to drain. Brian Brewin, reeve for the Municipal District of Taber in south-central Alberta, said more than 200 roads were flooded in the MD this spring, forcing it to put infrastructure upgrading plans on hold to fix the damage. “We spent the entire year repairing back to what we had,” he said. “Our goal was to get as many roads open as we could for harvest. For the most part, we did it.” Similar work was needed in most rural municipalities across the south. Brewin said farmers’ efforts to drain land so that they could seed taxed municipal ditches that weren’t designed for heavy water drainage. Many irrigation ditches were flooded, having been designed to carry water from reservoirs to fields rather than manage excess water drainage. “It put everybody against everybody, that was the sad part this spring,” he said. “It had municipalities against municipalities, it had Alberta Transportation draining into farmers’ fields, one farmer draining into another farmer’s field and really putting people at odds against each other.” Alberta Environment reported that a large area around Grande Prairie and a pocket around Lethbridge had much above normal precipitation between May 1 and Aug. 31 with more than 130 millimetres. A swath extending from Peace River through Drayton Valley, Red Deer, Sundre and High River also had above average precipitation in excess of 110 mm in the same period. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





New food safety rules to spur innovation: CFIA More flexible, consistent | Outcome-based system will help companies meet food safety goals, says the CFIA BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is launching the most extensive regulatory review in its 14-year history, promising more modern, industry-friendly rules. It proposes switching the emphasis from setting objectives and policing compliance to emphasizing prevention and allowing industry to reach the objectives without excessive regulatory direction. The CFIA would focus on verifying compliance. As well, it will consider whether user fees should be increased to reflect current costs of services and private benefits that flow from some regulations. At the same time, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is promising new

food safety legislation. In a December report on food safety system improvements, he noted plans for “a new food safety bill to simplify and modernize our legislation.” Regulatory reform will be part of that drive in 2012. In a discussion paper published in late December in anticipation of discussions during the winter, the CFIA said its goals are to create new regulations that are more flexible, protect public safety and give industry enough flexibility to innovate. “Modernized regulatory frameworks will improve consistency and reduce complexity in regulation and will enhance the ability of the CFIA and regulated parties to contribute to the safety of the food supply and the protection of the animal and plant resource bases,” said the discussion paper.

I think at the end of the day it will be welcomed by producers because it will be much more predictable, more outcome-based on common principles…. BRIAN EVANS CHIEF FOOD SAFETY OFFICER

Meanwhile, companies would be told what the safety goal is but not be instructed on how they must get there. “Shifting to outcomes-based and transparent regulations aims to establish clear expectations regarding risk management outcomes to be achieved,” said the paper. “Such regulations will provide flexibility for the regulated industry to demonstrate how it is achieving the desired outcome.” Many in the agri-food industry would likely welcome proposals to

simplify often conflicting or arcane rules that flow from 13 pieces of legislation and 38 sets of regulations connected to them. However, there almost certainly will be resistance from food safety advocates and possibly unions representing CFIA employees who will argue this is a formula for putting the future of the food system even more in the hands of companies. The CFIA said regulatory reform is necessary because current regulations reflect past conditions. As well, food products and globalized trade

have changed and many current regulations stifle necessary innovation. Other jurisdictions, including the United States, are already in the midst of food regulatory review. Brian Evans, Canada’s chief food safety officer and chief veterinarian, said change is necessary and the review is part of a government-wide demand for smarter regulations. The underlying theme of the system will remain, “thou shalt not sell unsafe food,” he said. Farmers will also see a benefit. “I think at the end of the day it will be welcomed by producers because it will be much more predictable, more outcome-based on common principles and will allow industry to demonstrate how they achieve compliance without us prescriptively saying, ‘this is how we’re going to measure compliance,’ ” he said. “I believe it will make producer lives more predictable as well and of course it will affect rules on inputs as well.”



Cows take flight as fireworks light night

CPR exceeds revenue cap; CN under BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU


One family’s Christmas celebration created an unexpected ruckus for neighbours Mike and Deb Butler. A family reunion was being held Christmas Eve at the church grounds less than a kilometre from the Butler ranch near Rose Prairie, 30 kilometres north of Fort St. John, B.C., when someone decided to mark the event with fireworks. That was when all heck broke loose. “These were not normal front yard fireworks,” said Deb Butler. “These came from Manitoba and they were spectacular.” The spectacle spooked 130 head of calves in a nearby pen and the stampede began. The calves bolted through the fence and took off into the night. The Butlers tried to round them up with flashlights but it was pitch black and all they could see were red eyes reflecting back at them. “I have never seen hundreds of red eyes at one time,” she said. Fortunately, a larger perimeter fence around the property prevented the animals from straying far. Some returned to the barnyard on their own while the rest had to be rounded up the next morning. The roundup was slow going because sunrise did not arrive until after 9 a.m. on the northern ranch. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Cattle on the Butler ranch near Rose Prairie, B.C., took exception to a neighbour’s Christmas Eve fireworks. | DEB BUTLER PHOTO

The next chore was rebuilding the fence rather than opening presents. “There were eight fence posts busted off right at the ground and the fence was flattened,” she said. They had to pour hot water down the post holes to pull the broken

posts out of the cold ground and replace them with new ones. Three hours later they had a new fence and Butler had to hurry back into the house to get a turkey in the oven for 14 guests. Profuse apologies followed when

the neighbours found out what happened. However, no one was seriously hurt and all was forgiven. “We knew nobody had done this on purpose,” she said. “You think you’ve seen everything when you have been ranching as long as we have.”

’Twas the Night Before Christmas By Deb Butler ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on our Rose Prairie farm The cattle were settled, and causing no harm Dad finally came in, and sat down for a treat As I took from the oven, some shortbread so sweet

To the shop he then ran, got four wheeler and truck We drove round the fields, livestock running amuck Red eyes by the hundred, were flashing at us, Not stopping for fences, Dad started to cuss

When off to the West there arose such a clatter We sprang to the window to see what was the matter, Then what to our wondering eyes should appear, But a fireworks display, that was so very near

We tried and we tried, in the darkness and din All efforts in vain, we could not get them in We closed all the gates, in the hopes they would keep And went back to the house, for a short night of sleep

Bombs bursting in air, what an awesome display! They lit up the sky, lustre just like mid-day They were banging and whistling, it made the house rattle Dad’s only concern was they’d frighten the cattle

The next day was Christmas, and at the first light We rounded the herd up, a beautiful sight We locked them in pens, there was much work to do Pounded posts, stapled wire, till the fence was all new

He rushed to the feed yard, so lively and quick But the cattle were missing, it just made him sick The fence was knocked down, from the mighty stampede Posts broke at the ground, a problem indeed

Our neighbours came over, apologized for the deed They just didn’t think it would cause a stampede, But I heard Dad exclaim, as they drove out of sight Merry Christmas to all, but please….No Fireworks Tonight!

The Canadian Pacific Railway exceeded its grain revenue cap for 2010-11 and must pay $1.315 million to the Western Grains Research Foundation, says the Canadian Transportation Agency. Canadian National Railway was under its CTA-calculated revenue cap. The calculations were published Dec. 22. CPR exceeded its revenue cap of $442,570,741 as calculated under a Canada Transportation Act formula based on costs, capital purchases, inflation, grain tonnage hauled and distance hauled. The railway’s grain freight revenue was $443,822,775, or $1.252 million above its allowed revenue. The CPR penalty comes with $62,000 in interest. The CTA estimates CPR hauled 14.686 million tonnes last transportation year, a nine percent and 1.46 million tonne decline from the previous year. CN took in $913,447 less than its $509, 316, 957 revenue cap based on hauling 16.44 million tonnes of prairie grain. CN grain traffic increased more than four percent and 668,000 tonnes last year, according to CTA estimates. Under legislation, grain revenue excesses are sent to the WGRF, a farmer-financed and controlled organization that funds research to help the prairie grain sector. The CTA estimates that railways hauled 31.1 million tonnes of western grain last year, a 2.5 percent decrease from 2009-10. Prairie flooding and weather-related problems that reduced yields were credited as major factors contributing to the reduced grain movement last year. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





Smartphone app helps combat aphids

More farmers are using smartphones and analysts predict agricultural apps will become more available. |



Agriculture: there’s an app for that Getting started | Weather, markets, cheap gas locations at farmers’ fingertips STORIES BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Peter Gredig is a 21st century farmer. Armed with a smartphone and a tablet computer, he monitors futures prices, elevator bids, weather forecasts, commodity news and information from agronomists, all while in the field. “If farmers can avoid sitting at a desktop, they will,” said the southern Ontario corn, soy and wheat producer. Gredig is on the cutting edge of mobile technology, both as a user and as a partner in AgNition, which consults with companies and develops applications. He said more farmers are picking up smartphones, but getting started can be intimidating because of the thousands of applications available on Blackberry, IPhone and Android phones. He suggests beginning with the basics, using the device for e-mail and to access market and weather information. From there, users can get started with consumer-assistance applications. Need to find the cheapest gas? There’s an app for that. “It’s empowering for producers,” said Gredig. “I don’t know that there’s a sector that’s going to benefit more from mobile technology than agriculture.” The list of agriculture-related apps

Farmers with smartphones will have access to thousands of applications that can help them do business better and faster. isn’t overwhelming, but it’s growing. Some keep users up to date with news and commodities, such as Alltech’s app for pork producers. Others help farmers in the field, acting as a reference for diseases or pests, while others assist producers with decision-making. For example, the AGRIplot application allows users to calculate areas plotted on a map, which are handy f o r m e a s u r i n g a c re a g e, w h i l e DuPont’s tank mix calculator helps determine the amount of product needed to treat a specific field area.

Pioneer Hi-Bred’s From the Field app keeps users current on the latest information from agronomists. “It changes the way you manage the business of your farm,” said Gredig. “I’ve yet to find a producer that if they legitimately give it a shot would ever walk away from it.” He expects more decision-making applications in the future. University of Guelph associate professor Rebecca Hallett said agriculture is ready for the technology. “I think it’s definitely something that people are beginning to embrace

and I think there’s probably a critical mass of producers with smartphones now that it makes sense to try to distribute …. information in that way rather than in some of the more traditional ways,” she said. Hallett worked with Gredig and a U of G research team to develop a Blackberry application that tells producers when to spray for soybean aphids. Gredig sees potential for developers to make better use of the smartphone’s GPS function to create apps that allow farmers to keep better records and share information. “All of those things are going to start to come together in apps that make it much easier for producers to make those critical decisions on the fly.” AgNition’s next project is ScoutDoc, an application for the IPad that allows users making field walks to chart crop and field identification details on a map as the season progresses. Gredig said producers’ only concern is the cost of the device, but he argued that it is small compared to the cost of machinery. As well, he said the greatest benefit may be the simplest one. “If you want to measure payback on these devices, efficiency with your time is probably the biggest one.” Gredig writes about mobile farming technology and reviews apps at access=subscriber section=news,none,none

University of Guelph researchers have developed a smartphone application to help combat soybean aphids. Aphid Advisor is the product of a research team co-led by Rebecca Hallett, an associate professor at the Ontario university’s School of Environmental Sciences. The program goes a step further than other ag-related apps because it takes field-tested research and provides producers with a platform to apply that knowledge. In other words, it will tell farmers when to spray their fields. “It’s on the cutting edge. Those applications will get better and better,” said Peter Gredig of AgNition, who worked with Hallett to develop the app. Aphids can take over a plant, resulting in plant stunting and lower yields. An effective and well-timed pesticide application is key to managing the population, but so too are the creature’s natural predators. And that’s what Hallett’s research team set out to measure beginning in 2006. Producers are advised to keep aphid populations to an average of 250 per plant. Hallett’s research adds another number into the mix that can assist producers. “We decided to incorporate the impact of natural enemies into the action threshold and developed what we call a dynamic action threshold, so the actual value at which you decide to spray changes,” said Hallett. Aphids have many predators in the field and they each consume different amounts of aphids. The researchers used this information to create the natural enemy unit, which measures how many aphids are consumed in total on an average day. Enter the smartphone application. Users input two pieces of information: the average number of aphids per plant and the number of predators per plant. The application helps users identify the different types of predators and calculates the natural enemy unit. Hallet said combining these two pieces of information can challenge the previous practice of simply spraying at a threshold of 250 and help time pesticide application appropriately. Spraying could be delayed or even avoided if the app determines that there are enough natural enemies to keep the aphid population in check. This would save the producer pesticides and money and preserve the natural enemy population. Hallett said research shows that the new threshold can produce the same yields as the conventional one. The team’s work was completed last year and the smartphone application was beta tested this year. Weather is the only complicating factor because aphid population growth depends on temperature. Aphid Advisor makes recommendations based on 30-year temperature averages for southern Ontario. Hallett hopes a new version, which is expected to be ready next year, can download temperature forecasts for a specific region. Aphid Advisor is available for download at “We’re certainly hoping this will reach more people,” said Hallett. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





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Will farmers hold crop into new year? Attractive new crop price | Open market bids for 2012-13 top current wheat board price offerings BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Farmers have a strong incentive to hold old crop wheat over into the new crop year, says a risk management specialist, which will create marketing and logistical headaches. John De Pape, who publishes the CWB Monitor online commentary, said Viterra was bidding $7.40 per bushel for No. 1 CWRS 13.5 wheat new crop delivery in Saskatchewan on the day following royal assent of Bill C-18. The Canadian Wheat Board’s Pool Return Outlook for the same wheat is $6.63 per bu. basis Saskatchewan and its fixed price contract for that wheat was $6.19 per bu. as of Dec. 16. “The price that Viterra offered gives a large incentive to sell old crop wheat into a new crop position,” said De Pape in a recent commentary. A grower could receive an additional 77 cents per bu. over selling

into the 2011-12 pool and $1.21 per bu. over the fixed price contract. “Under the current circumstances, (the CWB) could lose a lot of grain into the new crop,” said De Pape in an interview. If that happened, the CWB would have a tough time meeting customer needs and there could be “burdensome demand” on the grain handling system early next crop year. De Pape expects the CWB will respond with some mechanism that provides farmers with attractive prices to prevent that situation. “They would probably be wise to close the pool early and start offering GDC’s (guaranteed delivery contracts) or cash contracts of some sort,” he said. C WB spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry said it remains to be seen whether farmers will carry over much of their 2011 wheat crop into the 2012-13 marketing year. “There will be some farmers who

Farmers might hold off wheat deliveries if new crop bids prove too attractive to ignore. | FILE PHOTO may feel that’s a good option for them and will be in a position to do that and others who will not,” she said. “We are proceeding as usual with marketing the 2011-12 crop in the way it has traditionally been done and we expect that farmers will continue to participate in our current

year program.” However, the CWB doesn’t plan to offer Series B and C contracts in 201112. Those contracts usually have to be signed by Jan. 31 and May 31 respectively. “The expectation is we won’t have B and C because of moving into the

more competitive environment,” said Fitzhenry. “We had very good sign-up for Series A and expect that (farmers) will be honouring their contract commitments.” De Pape thinks the lack of Series B and C contracts indicates that the CWB anticipates it will have a struggle competing with the open market in the last half of the crop year. “I fully suspect that the new board will do something to keep business going for the latter part of the year.” One option might be for the wheat board to move to an open market sooner than Aug. 1, he said. “I think they could very easily do that on barley. Maybe not so much malt barley but certainly feed barley.” Fitzhenry said the board is working on the details of new programs for 2012-13 that it will announce soon. She wouldn’t provide hints of what is coming, other than that the programs will be competitive with what grain companies are offering and may not resemble what the wheat board has offered in the past. “Everything will be very different.” access=subscriber section=markets,none,none


Ukraine barley, canola trouble may spur Canadian exports BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

There has been plenty of talk in grain markets about how dismal growing conditions could reduce Ukraine’s 2012-13 winter wheat crop. However, there has been little chatter about two other winter crops of interest to Canadian growers: rapeseed and barley. Winter grain comprises half of Ukraine’s seeded area, and about a third of the crop is entering winter in weak condition because of “unusually and persistently” dry weather, according to a recent Commodity Intelligence Report prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fall precipitation was the lowest in recent history, resulting in inadequate surface moisture levels and the

expectation for extensive winterkill. Ukraine’s agriculture ministry said Dec. 26 that only 80 percent of fall planted crops had germinated compared to 93 percent last year at the same time. Of the crops that had sprouted, 34 percent was in poor condition and the rest was satisfactory to good. The government thinks 3.7 to 4.9 million acres of winter crops will need to be replanted in the spring, but the full extent of damage won’t be known until the end of winter. “Rape is the winter crop most susceptible to winter damage, and winterkill is significantly higher for rape than for wheat and other grains,” said the USDA. Growers planted an estimated 2.25 million acres of rapeseed, down 19 percent from the fall of 2010.

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Greg Kostal, president of Kostal Ag Consulting, said Ukraine exports all the rapeseed it grows, and any disruption could be an opportunity for Canadian canola. “Europe would need to import more canola or more canola oil to make up the difference,” he said. An increase in spring planting could make up for some of the lost winter rapeseed, but the spring rapeseed crop is typically much smaller, so a complete recovery is unlikely.

Kostal is particularly intrigued about what will happen with Ukraine’s winter barley crop, which accounted for more than 30 percent of the country’s nine million tonnes of barley production in 2010-11. Ukraine has been the world’s largest barley exporter in four of the last five years, accounting for an average of 4.4 million tonnes of the 17 million in annual global barley trade. “If you have any hiccup in that part of the world, it has a more pronounced impact on world price,” said Kostal. “It’s sure something to watch.” Markets will also be monitoring how Ukrainian farmers respond in the spring. Barley has traditionally been the crop used for spring reseeding if there has been winterkill, but Ukrainian agriculture officials and private

commodity analysts believe corn and soybeans could make up a large portion of the reseeded area in 2012. Kostal will also be following how the Ukrainian government responds to the potential grain shortfall. In the past, it has relied on export bans and tariffs to keep supplies at home, which could result in a decline in what Ukraine has to export. The other crop of interest to Canad i a n g ro w e r s i s w h e a t , w h i c h accounted for 81 percent of 2012-13 winter crop plantings, or an estimated 16.1 million acres. However, winter wheat is a remarkably resilient crop that can recover if spring growing conditions are favourable. As well, plenty of wheat is in storage around the world, so a supply shortage in Ukraine might not have a dramatic impact on global wheat prices. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none





Record cattle prices fail to spark herd rebuilding Smaller herds | Cowcalf producers cautious after several bad years BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

Cow herd dispersals have been common at auctions across the country in the last five years. “We have seen over the last five years, a mass exit of cattle producers from the business,” said Jason Danard of the Calgary Stockyards at Strathmore, Alta. An extended lack of profitability and an aging population of producers are considered key factors in the phenomenon. Prices recovered in 2011, reaching record levels for all classes. However, instead of sparking herd rebuilding, many producers decided it was an opportunity to retire early. “We were seeing calves trade at levels we had never seen before,” Danard said. Market analysis firm Canfax reports that average prices for 550 pound calves climbed to $154 per hundredweight in 2011 from $121 per cwt. in 2010 and were bid up to $158 per cwt. in the first week of December. Prices for 850 lb. yearlings were $132 per cwt. in the same week. The last time they were that high was in 2000, when the loonie was less than 70 cents US and feed and other costs were more favourable. Canfax also reported bred heifers averaged around a record $1,400 each and bred cows were trading at $1,875 at the end of December. “I do think, however, over the next five to 10 years that that will be the most profitable sector of the industry,” Danard said. “I think the cow-calf sector will be where it’s at, but you need somebody who is willing to do the work.”

The market is signalling it is time to start expanding cow herds but it will take time for producers to regain confidence in the industry. | FILE PHOTO Canfax statistics show 2011 was the first profitable period for cow-calf producers in the last five years and only the third time in 10 years where the business paid. Profitability usually entices more people to raise cattle, but the national herd has shown a steady decline since 2005 with the summer inventory at 13.8 million head. The herd is in the same position it was in 10 years ago, said Andrea Brocklebank of Canfax. Some heifer retention is apparent, but record high butcher cow prices at $71 per cwt. attracted breeding females to market. “There are signals of expansion but we are not down to that point where we are going to see massive growth,” she said. Cow herd populations are smaller throughout the world, said Travis Toews, president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “This is a big deal in our industry today,” said Toews. “We are witnessing a major change in beef supplies and fundamentals.” Expansion isn’t expected, especially in the United States. Strong

corn prices in the Midwest encourage people to crop their land rather than grow forage. As well, a record drought in Texas and Oklahoma has seen a mass cow herd reduction in those states. Females were slaughtered and calves went to feedlots earlier. In the last year, the Texas cow herd has plunged by about 600,000 head, or 12 percent, according to David Anderson, a livestock economist at Texas A&M University. The Texas cattle herd is larger than the entire Canadian herd, so a reduction of that historic magnitude has a substantial impact on the North American market, said Brocklebank. “When you kill your factory, it is fully expected the U.S. cattle herd will continue to reduce,” she said. It could be at least three to five years before rebuilding starts, she added. Cattle and beef exports have always supported the Canadian market, but a shift has also occurred there. Canada now exports 44 percent of its entire production as meat or live animals compared to nearly 60 percent before the discovery of BSE disrupt-


Dry S. America dominates market MARKET WATCH


Soaring southern hemisphere temperatures stress corn and soybeans, which affects canola It is summer in South America and temperatures the first week of January were expected to be in the mid 30s C in Argentina. The heat is adding stress to corn and soybean crops that have suffered from little rain this growing season. The troubles down south helped canola stage a modest rally in December with the January con-

tract rising about five percent over the month. However, the contract closed the year lower than where it started in 2011. That was the first time in three years that the canola market lost ground over the 12 months. A record crop and global economic turmoil were the cause of the slight weakening of canola prices. The canola price trend and the general crop market direction early this year will be strongly influenced by South American weather. Argentine growers are still seeding and had about 80 percent of the forecasted 9.25 million corn acres in the ground at the end of December, but work had stopped because of the dry weather. The area in corn was expected to be about five percent more than last year. Argentina is the world’s second largest corn exporter, third largest soybean exporter and is the top exporter of soybean oil and meal. The United States Department of

Agriculture forecasts an Argentine 2011-12 corn harvest of 29 million tonnes. But with the lack of rain and hot temperatures forecasted for early January, analysts are scaling back their crop estimates. Buenos Aires-based agricultural economist Manuel Alvarado Ledesma expects a corn crop of about 23 million tonnes. Corn is at a more critical stage of development than soybeans but if the dryness persists worries about the oilseed crop will grow. La Nina is behind the dry weather in Argentina, Paraguay and southern Brazil. But in the central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, the top soybean grower in that country, the moisture situation is better and more rain is forecast for early this month. Indeed, the drought area in Brazil is mostly limited to the No. 3 producing state Rio Grande do Sul. Crops are planted later in that state and there is still time for January rain to save the day. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none

ed trade in 2003. Fed cattle exports were up 19 percent in 2010 but crashed 41.5 percent in 2011. Canada used to ship as many as 800,000 head, but only 363,000 went out this year. More cattle have been kept at home for processing. Other producers were reluctant to export because of the impacts of country-of-origin labelling in the U.S. “There has been strong demand domestically for these animals to stay at home, given excess packing capacity,” Brocklebank said. Cow exports were down 32 percent in 2011 to about 132,000 head. Feeder calf exports have been down every year since 2009. “We have moved from shipping over 300,000 head to the fact where we are lowest on record, below 1995 to 87,000 head this year.” With a smaller herd there has been reduced slaughter. Beef production in 2011 is down 17 percent. “This was the first year we saw a real decline,” she said. Canada is the second largest exporter of grain fed beef in the world, but

exports declined 19 percent in volume and 10.5 percent in value. “We have seen some growth with the resumption of market access,” Brocklebank said. “The big factor is, you can’t export what you don’t produce.” Beef exports are down 19 percent to the U.S. and about 30 percent to Mexico. “This is partially due to the weak economy and the relative strength of the Canadian dollar that impacted the competitiveness of our product,” she said. Exports to Hong Kong and Russia have grown, but the volumes are small. Canada has become the favourite destination for U.S. beef, with imports up 17 percent. Most of the imports were trim that was mixed with domestic product for ground meat. “We are a relatively attractive market for the U.S., especially to Eastern Canada,” she said. A U.S. Department of Agriculture report in December said an annual value record was achieved for the first 10 months of 2011. As of October, U.S. beef exports were worth $4.49 billion. Mexico is the leading volume destination for U.S. beef at 470 million lb., but Canada is the top value market at $861.9 million. On the demand side, Canadians are eating less meat. Canadian beef consumption has been declining since 2003 to a new low of 20 kilograms per person. Total Canadian beef consumption of 944,380 tonnes was the lowest since 1997. Growth in poultry has leveled off and pork consumption is also falling. However, consumers are also paying a higher price for beef. North American beef prices were up seven percent, pork improved by 15 percent and poultry increased by three percent. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none


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Grade A

Alberta $155 $150 $145 $140

n/a $135 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Saskatchewan $155 $150

Steers Alta. Ont. Sask. Man. Heifers Alta. Ont. Sask. Man.

Live Dec. 16-22

Previous Dec. 9-Dec. 15

Year ago

Rail Dec. 16-22

Previous Dec. 9-Dec. 15

114.00 105.49-125.69 n/a 100.00-106.00

114.00-117.00 109.56-121.30 n/a 100.00-107.50

96.58 94.98 n/a n/a

192.50-195.50 193.00-198.00 193.00 n/a

194.25-194.85 193.00-198.00 n/a n/a

116.50 105.93-120.11 n/a 100.00-105.00

n/a 98.29-120.20 n/a 100.00-106.25

96.49 94.97 n/a n/a

192.50-195.50 192.00-197.00 193.00 n/a

n/a 192.00-197.00 194.00 n/a

*Live f.o.b. feedlot, rail f.o.b. plant.

$145 $140

Manitoba $155 $150 $145 $140


$135 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Heifers 500-600 lb. (average $/cwt) Alberta $150


Feeder Cattle ($/cwt)

n/a n/a $135 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

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





n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

no sales 120-135 120-145 135-155 145-177 160-194

116-135 121-141 130-150 137-156 148-175 165-194

no sales 115-127 127-139 134-148 145-160 155-175

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

105-125 110-133 120-145 125-149 130-163 140-177

114-130 118-135 125-145 135-155 140-170 150-180

114-124 115-128 122-144 130-149 137-159 145-172 Canfax


Average Carcass Weight


n/a $130 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30


Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Saskatchewan $145 $140

Dec. 17/11 Dec. 18/10 901 863 801 787 647 666 979 975


YTD 11 856 784 671 1006

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


$125 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Manitoba $145 $140 $135 $130

n/a $125 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Slaughter cattle (35-65% choice)Steers National n/a Kansas n/a Nebraska n/a Nebraska (dressed) n/a Feeders No. 1 (700-799 lb) South Dakota Billings Dodge City

Steers n/a n/a 143-144

Trend n/a n/a steady

Cattle / Beef Trade

-12.86 -9.60 -14.28 -12.14 -25.15 -23.01 Canfax

Canadian Beef Production YTD % change 1896.3 -9 347.4 -13 2243.7 -10 Canfax

Exports % from 2010 572,775 (1) -29.5 74,117 (1) -61.9 212,127 (3) -21.3 284,609 (3) -18.6 Imports % from 2010 n/a (2) n/a 59,854 (2) +46.6 160,824 (4) +28.3 195,552 (4) +16.2

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

(1) to Dec. 10/11 (2) to Oct. 31/11 (3) to Oct. 31/11 (4) to Dec. 17/11 Agriculture Canada

$540 $510 $480 $450 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Barley Sel. 6-row St. Law. $380 $370 $360 $340 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Barley Sel. 2-row St. Law. $390 $380 $360

Close Close Dec. 30 Dec. 23 Live Cattle Dec 122.90 124.30 Feb 121.45 124.33 Apr 125.45 127.85 Jun 124.58 126.30 Aug 125.90 126.58 Feeder Cattle Jan 146.35 147.63 Mar 148.80 150.45 Apr 150.18 151.30 May 151.13 152.08 Aug 152.80 153.25

Trend Year ago

$350 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

St. Lawrence Asking -1.40 -2.88 -2.40 -1.72 -0.68

107.90 108.35 112.20 109.28 109.75

Wheat 1 CWRS 13.5%

-1.28 -1.65 -1.12 -0.95 -0.45

121.88 123.95 124.83 125.23 125.80

Est. Beef Wholesale ($/cwt)


$395 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Cash Prices Canola (cash - Jan.) $530 $520



Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head) Dec. 23 Previous Base rail (index 100) 3.70 3.70 Index range 71.40-103.78 88.49-106.59 Range off base 2.64-3.89 3.29-3.94 Feeder lambs 1.50-2.50 1.50-2.50 Sheep (live) 0.40-0.65 0.40-0.65 SunGold Meats

New lambs 65-80 lb 80-95 lb > 95 lb > 110 lb Feeder lambs Sheep Rams Kids

Dec. 27 1.90-2.05 2.05-2.31 1.90-2.16 2.05-2.10 1.75-1.90 1.70-2.10 1.05-1.30 1.00-1.25 70-120

2.20-3.50 2.02-2.44 1.92-2.14 1.89-2.05 1.75-1.89 1.70-2.30 0.95-1.10 0.95-1.10 70-120

Ontario Stockyards Inc.

Jan. 2 Wool lambs > 80 lb. n/a Wool lambs < 80 lb. n/a Hair lambs n/a Fed sheep n/a

$510 $490 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

Canola (basis - Jan.) $5 $0 $-5 $-10 $-15 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

Feed Wheat (cash) $225 $220 $215 $210 $205 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $540 $530 $520 $510

Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

n/a n/a $500 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

W. Barley (cash - March) $225

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

Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg) Alberta $160 $155 $150 $145

n/a n/a n/a $140 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Fixed contract $/ckg

Jan 29-Feb 11 Feb 12-Feb 25 Feb 26-Mar 10 Mar 11-Mar 24 Mar 25-Apr 07 Apr 08-Apr 21 Apr 22-May 05 May 06-May 19 May 20-Jun 02 Jun 03-Jun 16 Jun 17-Jun 30

Maple Leaf Dec. 29 151.77-152.70 150.36-152.70 151.58-152.52 153.45-153.92 153.92-155.13 157.48-160.76 164.05-168.79 169.26-172.08 169.73-172.08 171.61-173.96 167.38-171.14


Hog Slaughter

Man. Pork Dec. 30 151.60-152.53 150.20-152.53 151.00-151.93 152.87-153.33 153.33-154.49 156.82-160.09 163.36-168.53 169.00-171.80 169.47-171.80 171.34-173.67 167.13-170.87

To Dec. 17 To date 2011 To date 2010 % change 11/10


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

$145 $140 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Index 100 hogs $/ckg Alta. Sask.

n/a 146.54

Man. Que.

n/a 155.00 *incl. wt. premiums

(1) to Dec. 10/11

(2) to Oct. 31/11

Export 948,660 (1) 255,097 (2) 944,328 (2)

% from 2010 -7.1 -9.2 +3.4

Import n/a 185,060 (3) 199,160 (3)

(3) to Dec. 17/11

% from 2010 n/a +7.4 +12.1 Agriculture Canada

$165 $160

$145 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Dec. 28 Dec. 21 Year Ago Rye Saskatoon ($/tonne) n/a 191.32 135.86 Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb) 28.80 28.85 22.45

Dec. 23-Dec. 29 U.S. Barley PNW 287.00 U.S. No. 3 Yellow Corn Gulf 276.17-280.01 U.S. Hard Red Winter Gulf 290.55 U.S. No. 3 Amber Durum Gulf 406.02 U.S. DNS (14%) PNW 372.67 No. 1 DNS (14%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 8.44 No. 1 DNS (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.44 No. 1 Durum (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 8.15 No. 1 Malt Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 5.88 No. 2 Feed Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 4.20

Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

Corn (March) $690

$600 $570 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Soybeans (Jan.) $1240

Grain Futures Dec. 30 Dec. 23 Trend Wpg ICE Western Barley ($/tonne) Mar 217.00 217.00 0.00 May 224.00 222.00 +2.00 Jul 224.00 222.00 +2.00 Oct 209.00 206.00 +3.00 Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Jan 525.80 521.20 +4.60 Mar 524.30 517.10 +7.20 May 527.20 518.30 +8.90 Jul 528.50 518.50 +10.00 Nov 508.30 501.10 +7.20 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 6.5275 6.2200 +0.3075 May 6.7125 6.3950 +0.3175 Jul 6.8625 6.5550 +0.3075 Sep 7.0175 6.7200 +0.2975 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 3.0950 3.1125 -0.0175 May 3.1325 3.1525 -0.0200 Jul 3.1850 3.1975 -0.0125 Sep 3.2425 3.2550 -0.0125 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Jan 11.9850 11.6300 +0.3550 Mar 12.0775 11.7250 +0.3525 May 12.1750 11.8225 +0.3525 Jul 12.2700 11.9200 +0.3500 Chicago Soy Meal ($US/short ton) Jan 309.4 297.0 +12.4 Mar 313.1 300.8 +12.3 May 315.8 303.9 +11.9 Jul 319.0 307.6 +11.4 Chicago Soybean Oil (US¢/lb.) Jan 52.09 50.96 +1.13 Mar 52.42 51.37 +1.05 May 52.78 51.73 +1.05 Jul 53.05 52.02 +1.03 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 6.4650 6.1950 +0.2700 May 6.5475 6.2800 +0.2675 Jul 6.6125 6.3400 +0.2725 Sep 6.1325 5.9300 +0.2025 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.4950 8.4450 +0.0500 May 8.2525 8.1850 +0.0675 Jul 8.1350 8.0800 +0.0550 Sep 7.9025 7.7675 +0.1350 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 7.1700 6.7500 +0.4200 May 7.2500 6.8325 +0.4175 Jul 7.3200 6.9125 +0.4075 Sep 7.4500 7.0575 +0.3925

Year ago 194.00 194.00 194.00 185.00 583.80 589.30 593.50 592.50 532.00 7.9425 8.2075 8.3200 8.4475 3.9400 3.9850 4.0150 3.5750 13.9375 14.0300 14.0900 14.1150 370.3 373.9 374.5 374.8 57.74 58.37 58.74 58.82 6.2900 6.3650 6.4000 5.9550 8.8150 8.9000 8.9025 8.8000 8.5100 8.5950 8.6525 8.7425




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



Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)


$205 11/25 12/2 12/9 12/16 12/23 12/30

Agriculture Canada

Hogs / Pork Trade




Saskatchewan $155

Basis: -$4


Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. 19,630,507 105,828,283 19,717,687 105,275,156 -0.4 +0.5

Dec. 30 Avg. Dec. 23 Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 27.00-28.00 27.54 27.54 Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 16.00-20.50 18.46 18.46 Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 24.00-25.00 24.70 24.70 Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 26.00-29.75 27.39 27.39 Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 16.00-19.75 18.30 18.30 Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 13.25-16.75 15.21 15.21 Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 12.50-15.75 13.93 13.93 Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) 8.50-9.00 8.68 8.68 Peas, green 10% bleach ($/bu) 8.30-8.50 8.47 8.47 Peas, med. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) 8.40-8.55 8.49 8.49 Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) 8.30-8.55 8.46 8.46 Maple peas ($/bu) 8.50-8.75 8.67 8.67 Feed peas ($/bu) 3.50-5.50 4.83 4.83 Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) 35.75-37.75 36.75 36.25 Mustard, brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) 30.75-32.75 31.42 31.42 Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) 24.75-28.75 26.75 25.25 Canaryseed (¢/lb) 25.00-27.25 26.46 26.46 Desi chickpeas (¢/lb) 26.10-27.50 27.22 27.22 Kabuli, 8mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) 43.00-47.00 44.00 44.00 Kabuli, 7mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) 32.30-34.00 33.58 33.58 B-90 ckpeas, No. 1 (¢/lb) 31.50-32.00 31.63 31.63

Canadian Wheat Board


This wk Last wk Yr. ago 209-211 209-211 187-189

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

International Grain Prices ($US/tonne)







Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)


Cash Futures

million lb. Fed Non-fed Total beef

To Dec. 17 Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2011 2,795,913 32,403,334 To date 2010 3,116,670 32,532,834 % Change 11/10 -10.3 -0.4

Montreal Heifers n/a n/a n/a n/a


Alta-Neb Sask-Neb Man-Neb

YTD 10 849 786 672 1014

Durum 1 AD Thunder Bay


Cattle Slaughter



CWB Domestic Asking Prices

Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

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

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Close Dec. 30 Dec. 23 84.30 85.85 87.70 88.98 94.83 95.10 95.50 96.85

Trend -1.55 -1.28 -0.27 -1.35

Year ago 79.75 83.88 91.63 93.05

Jul Aug Oct Dec

EXCHANGE RATE: DATE DEC. 30 $1 Cdn. = $0.9799 U.S. $1 U.S. = $1.0205 Cdn.

Close Close Dec. 30 Dec. 23 94.83 95.65 94.35 94.53 83.85 83.93 79.65 80.30


Trend -0.82 -0.18 -0.08 -0.65

Year ago 92.45 91.55 82.15 78.63

$1080 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Oats (March) $330 $320 $310 $300 $290 11/28 12/5 12/12 12/16 12/23 12/30

Canadian Exports & Crush (1,000 To To tonnes) Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Wheat 435.3 268.7 Durum 21.5 85.6 Oats 17.9 19.6 Barley 11.1 34.5 Flax 7.1 4.4 Canola 72.0 197.3 Peas 34.8 60.4 Canola crush 135.1 134.6

Total to date 5294.2 1399.1 595.0 466.9 103.7 3368.5 938.9 2467.2

Last year 4482.0 1492.5 493.0 610.7 164.9 2841.8 1081.0 2372.2




CANFAX REPORT FED CATTLE A BIT STRONGER The Canfax fed steer average for the week ending Dec. 23 was $115.29 per hundredweight, up 54 cents, and heifers were $114.62. Canfax does not publish a report for the last week of the year. Rail steers in Alberta were $192.50$195.50 per cwt. The weekly cash to futures basis widened to -$9.60. The fed offering was slightly less than 18,000 head. Sale volume was 15,432 head, down three percent from the previous week. American buyers showed little interest in green, short-fed Canadian cattle. Western Canadian fed cattle slaughter for the week ending Dec. 17 totalled 30,413 head, up one percent from the previous week. Weekly fed exports to Dec. 10 fell 40 percent to 5,793 head. Exports are down 33 percent for the year. December sales featured a lot of heavy, sorted steers. Their heifer contemporaries will come to market this month, but market-ready supply is expected to remain manageable. Packer inventories have tightened, which should pull contract cattle forward. Supply and demand should be bal-

anced, despite weaker post-holiday demand in January, which should keep prices relatively steady.

COW PRICES RISE With reduced non-fed volumes at commercial auctions, packers were forced to push bids higher. D1, D2 cows averaged $69.83. D3 averaged $60.50. Rail bids were $133-$138 per cwt. delivered. Butcher bulls traded steady following a price surge the previous week. Strong trim demand and a tight non-fed supply in January should support prices.

FEEDER PRICES RISE Feeder volumes eased in the week leading up to Christmas.

End-of-the-year buying and stronger cattle futures helped re-energize the feeder market. The Canfax average steer price rose 50 cents while heifers strengthened 29 cents. Mid-weight steers traded generally $1.50 per cwt. higher while stocker heifers rose moderately. Over the past eight weeks, the 300400 pound steer and heifer price average has fallen $10 per cwt. The few yearling packages on offer have held strong value. The 850 lb. feeder steer basis weakened and remains wider than the four-year historical average of -15.63. Auction volumes totalled 24,224, down 35 percent from the previous week. Weekly feeder exports to Dec. 10 totalled 1,645, up 66 percent from the previous week.

Lift times for fed cattle narrowed, supporting feeder prices. Lower barley futures prices should help feeding margins. Feeder volumes could be sluggish in January.

BRED FEMALE PRICES RALLY A large crowd of spectators and buyers filled commercial auction facilities with numerous reputation herds on offer. Volumes surged as sellers looked to capitalize on improved bred female values. Bred cow prices were steady with sales to $1,875 per head. Bred heifers averaged $1,456 per head. Bottom end heifers are being sorted off and purchased by feedlots. Bred volumes will likely ease into January.

BEEF VALUES UP Blizzards in the southern United States reduced slaughter volumes, while the prospect of tighter beef supply supported cut-out values, which rose $2.75-$3 US in the week ending Dec. 23. Weekly Canadian cut-out values to Dec. 16 rose $1-$1.25 Cdn. Montreal wholesale prices for deliver y in the last week of the year were forecast at $209-$211 per cwt. This cattle market information is selected from the weekly report from Canfax, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. More market information, analysis and statistics are available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling 403275-5110 or at



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WP LIVESTOCK REPORT HOGS LOWER U.S. packers showed good demand for hogs with expectations for January supermarket pork features clearing out the backlog that built up over the holidays. Packers had good operating margins. A mild winter is leading to heavier than usual carcass weights. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs traded at $59.25 US per hundredweight Dec. 30, down from $61.50 Dec. 15. U.S. pork carcass cut-out value closed at $85.16 Dec. 30, down from $90.84 per cwt. Dec 16. The U.S. federal weekly slaughter estimate for the holiday week was 1.97 million, down from 2.16 million the previous week. U.S. slaughter was up 0.6 percent on the year.

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Organic food not safer than conventional

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he term organic has exploded in the last decade in our privileged and health-conscious first world state. In fact, the global organic industry is now a $50 billion a year industry. The Canadian arm of this industry, through a six-page “information feature” in the Oct. 14 issue of the Globe and Mail, leveraged that market power and made several assertions that are incorrect and misleading about modern agricultural practice. First, the assumption that organic production does not use toxic chemical pesticides or antibiotics is misleading. The organics industry endorses the use of copper and sulfur compounds in its applications. Deemed natural, both of these products are toxic to a broad range of organisms and are long-term soil and environmental contaminants. As well, they are applied at significantly higher rates than synthetic fungicides. Antibiotics, such as streptomycin and tetracycline, have been used in organic production of orchard crops such as apples for years in the United States. Antibiotic use is restricted in organic animal production in Canada but can be used when the animal’s life is in jeopardy. In fact, producers are required to do so. No animals with antibiotic residues above a low maximum tolerable level are allowed to be used as food animals, so antibiotics should not be present in the flesh and products

Two academics argue the organic sector is misleading the public when it makes claims of superiority over conventional agriculture. | FILE PHOTO of treated animals. In the case where hormones are used, they essentially cannot be present at levels above those which naturally occur. Second, a mainstay of organic food propaganda is the insinuation that conventionally grown food or production methods that employ genetically modified crops are unsafe. Findings in the 2010 A Decade of EU-Funded GMO Research report, which was commissioned by the European Commission, did not indicate any increased risk from growing

GM crops nor any evidence of risk from consuming food containing GM ingredients. This does not mean there are no risks because no food is 100 percent safe. Earlier this year, 60 people died and more than 3,000 fell ill after eating organic bean sprouts in the European Union. It is important to note that organic production methods endorse the use of animal manure as fertilizer for food crops. This “natural” fecal matter is a huge breeding ground for nasty bacteria like salmonella, C. difficile and E.coli.

This leads us to a third myth that organically grown food is the healthier option. There is no evidence to suggest that organic food is any healthier than conventionally grown food or food containing GM ingredients. Studies conducted in 2009 and 2010 did not find any consistent nutritional benefits in organic food when compared with conventionally grown food. No jurisdiction, whether it is the British Food Standards Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Food Standards-Australia New Zealand or Health Canada, permits superior health claims for organic food because there is no scientifically accepted evidence to support them.   The organics industry used the Globe and Mail to launch a creative publicity campaign. It was, essentially, a paid news release meant to generate media attention, which may be readily interpreted by the average consumer as a legitimate journalistic piece. However, it was really a six-page cluster of misleading information supported by flawed research that disparaged conventional and other agricultural practices. We cannot continue to assume that organic is the more superior food choice or agricultural practice. The process of bringing food from the farm to the fork is more complex than that. Ryan is a research associate with the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Wager is a laboratory demonstrator at Vancouver Island University’s biology department. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none


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s you check out the auction sale circuit for this spring, you’ll see some well-known Saskatchewan producers who are selling out. Two were Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers. Garry Meier is part of Meier Brothers Farms at Ridgedale. Garry and Bonnie were OYF provincial and national winners in 1993. Warren and Carla Kaeding have Wagon Wheel Seed Corp. at Churchbridge. Prominent seed growers, they were Saskatchewan and Canadian OYF recipients in 1999. Two other prominent seed growers

are also having auction sales this spring: Glenn Annand of Mossbank and Tim Gieger of Leader. Vince Walker, from the Melfort area, one of the founders of Walker Seeds (now Legumex Walker) is also having a sale. In his case, the machinery is being sold but the land will be farmed by the next generation. Lyle Simonson is another name that jumps off the computer screen. Lyle and Debbie farm near Swift Current and Lyle has been a driving force within the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. All of the above are medium to large progressive operations with mostly latemodel equipment for sale. Without delving into personal specifics, these high-profile producers provide an interesting cross-section of why and how producers decide to exit the business. Age eventually catches up with us all and sometimes health issues can also arise. Many of the farm auctions that are held every year are estate sales because the person passed away while farming. Sometimes people get out of farm-

ing but maintain an associated agricultural enterprise, whether it’s a seed or equipment business. In other cases, farmers haven’t reached a normal retirement age, but they want to sell out while prices are good. It’s a boom and bust business with more down times than good times. Although many analysts foresee a bright future, there are no guarantees. A huge part of the decision making process is whether the next generation wants to continue farming. For many operations, there is no daughter or son who wants to farm. Sometimes young professionals change their minds and after working for a number of years in a career, they realize they really would like to come back. Some producers hold off on selling in case that happens with their kids. In other cases, there’s no waiting around for kids to change their intentions. Some farmers love it so much they can’t imagine doing anything else. Being a farmer isn’t just a career; it’s who they are. They’d rather be seeding than hitting the golf course.

Sometimes these sorts of producers are a detriment to the coming generation. A 30-, 40- or 50-year-old son is still just a glorified employee because Dad is still calling the shots and owns all the assets. Other producers tire of the long hours and the financial risk and are quite happy to move onto another stage in their lives. Farms can involve a lot of emotional baggage. Passed down from one generation to the next, the farm can become more than just dirt and iron. Being the one who sells the family farm can carry a lot of guilt. In some cases, an auction sale of the equipment means the land is also being sold. In other cases, the land is kept in the family because it’s considered a great long-term investment. There are literally hundreds of farm auction sales across the Prairies each spring. Behind many of the auctions is a personal journey that’s taking a new direction. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none




appy New Year. I hope it will be. Last year was a tough one for many people in my life, and for many farmers in southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It didn’t surprise me when the prairie flooding of spring and summer 2011 made No. 1 on Environment Canada senior climatologist David Phillips’ Top 10 weather events list. It was pretty bizarre: entire towns were inundated, whole herds had to be moved to higher ground, seeding was nearly impossible and crops that did get in — especially in parts of Manitoba — were minuscule per acre. Therefore, much better moisture conditions for this region makes No. 1 on my wish list for 2012. For the farmers who managed to get a great crop off, I hope for a second year of spectacular yields. Dad got 40 to 50 bushels of wheat on some parts of his land and his canola was incredible. Some folks did better — even a lot better. In fact, some farmers couldn’t believe what they were harvesting. Is it too much to hope for two back-toback years of eye-popping yields? For the hog producers of Manitoba, I wish for a sensible resolution to the Save Lake Winnipeg Act. The act, which slipped in right before the election, has put more restrictions on an already highly restricted industry. Basically, the act serves as a moratorium on any realistic expansion. Producer groups are also worried that other agricultural pursuits could be affected. If the Save Lake Winnipeg Act is not managed properly, it could significantly affect the agriculture and food industries in Manitoba, which together make up 9.5 percent of GDP and 14 percent of employment. For every citizen of Canada, but producers particularly, I wish for a change of heart within the Stephen Harper government concerning Environment Canada. This summer, the government announced it would hack slightly more than 1,200 jobs from the service, or about 21 percent of the workforce. A number of them have already received pink slips. Before this announcement, Environment Canada had already been significantly degraded, and I don’t understand why the government doesn’t understand the importance of a well-funded, properly staffed public weather and climate service. And wish No. 5 is for all of you to enjoy a happy, healthy, prosperous new year, resplendent with perfect weather. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none





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I saw the advertisement on the Kehler Stauffe water awareness. This sure struck home to me, as we almost went through the same tragedy. On Nov. 6, 2011, it was my birthday. I was 79 years old. My two grandsons, 14 and 15 years old, decided to go hunting for rabbits, magpies or whatever they saw. The one boy, Calvin, shot a mallard duck. It fell on the ice on a small slough hole in the field. It was just water from all the rain we had this summer. He walked out on the ice to retrieve the duck. He did not think the water was more than a couple of

feet deep. The water was about seven feet deep. He broke through the ice. He couldn’t get out because his hip waders filled up with water. His brother ran out to help him and he also broke through the ice. Calvin held onto the ice with one hand and helped push his brother out with his other hand. His brother crawled back and got a hold of Calvin and laid there and managed to pull him out. How he managed this, I don’t know. It was a miracle. They got in their truck and went home about two miles away. They had a hot bath. Our family was so fortunate that these boys were able to save themselves. Their survival was the best

b i r t h d ay p re s e n t I c o u l d e v e r receive. The Stauffer family has done a wonderful thing by overcoming their loss and telling their story. I have made copies of the article and am passing it around to families with children. Allen Holthe, Turin, Alta.

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determined to destroy, or render ineffective, an entirely Canadian entity — the Canadian Wheat Board? Why is our government determined to do something the United States has been trying to do for many years, which is destroy or discredit the CWB? Is the government prepared to subsidize grain producers to the same relative extent as the U.S. subsidizes its farmers? If the CWB is removed, our grain marketing system is almost identical to that of the U.S. To serve the industry has required mammoth American expenditures in the form of export subsidies to grain companies and even larger subsidies to farmers. Why cannot the CWB be retained for those who wish to use it, while others be allowed to sell outside the CWB, providing in each case a commitment of five years? Why is it important to ensure that the large potash companies have the market power that comes from single desk selling, but that privilege is to be taken away from grain producers? If (federal agriculture minister Gerry) Ritz and his colleagues are so confident of the rightness of their position, why do they not allow those most affected to have a vote? In the early part of the 20th century, farmers were being exploited by grain companies, the railways and financial institutions. Farmers responded by establishing co-operatives and credit unions and later by lobbying for permanency for the CWB. The CWB provided the cornerstone for stability in the grain industry; now it may be gone. With the stroke of a pen the industry may revert to 100 years earlier and once again farmers will be thrown to the wolves. E. K. “Ted” Turner, Regina, Sask.



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As a past Saskatchewan Pulse Grower director and chair, I attended a meeting of most of the past SPG chairmen to discuss governance issues at SPG and at Pulse Canada. Saskatchewan supplies nearly 70 percent of Pulse Canada’s core industry revenue but has only two directors on the seven-member Pulse Canada board, while Manitoba contributes about six percent and has one seat at the board table. Are Saskatchewan pulse growers well represented? Should Saskatchewan growers pay a larger percentage of Pulse Canada’s core revenue as some are suggesting? The loss of a great deal of executive memory with the resignation of SPG board chair Murray Purcell and the “resignation” of long-time SPG executive director Garth Patterson signaled that something was not right in our farmer controlled pulse organization. A second concern was the relationship between SPG and Pulse Canada. Is Pulse Canada being groomed to run the pulse industry at Saskatchewan’s expense? The head offices of the Canadian oil industry are in Alberta because that’s where the oil is, so why is Pulse Canada in Winnipeg?

OPINION Pulse Canada moving to Saskatchewan will increase accountability with readily available face-to-face meetings between the two organizations. Shawn Buhr, Jim Moen and Dr. Bert Vandenberg were asked to run for election to the SPG board. Shawn and Jim bring a wealth of knowledge as past SPG chairmen. Dr. Bert Vandenberg, the world-renowned lentil breeder at the Crop Development Centre, will help the SPG board to make well-informed decisions to continue a profitable and sustainable pulse industry in Saskatchewan. This election will hopefully result in no further losses of staff at SPG and will continue a strong and professional relationship between SPG and the CDC. The strong connection between the CDC and SPG and a more accountable Pulse Canada in Saskatchewan must be our industry’s primary

objectives. These three individuals, along with like-minded current SPG directors, will help move our industry in the required direction. Dean Corbett, Macrorie, Sask.

LOW CEILING To the Editor: On Nov. 28, 2011, an act to end the Canadian Wheat Board was passed in the Commons. The CWB is done for. An announcement made by the federal government was all it took to end a world-renowned marketing agency. The heavy hand of a majority government has had their way. Those who have been calling for the demise of the board can now proceed to make their fortune that has been


western Canadian wheat industry, be aware that there is a fairly low cloud ceiling.” Also in the Producer (Nov. 24 oped), Murray Fulton warned producers they should be aware that with the end of the CWB, railroads and grain companies will have much greater latitude to raise prices. There looks to be some interesting times ahead. I expect there will be a considerable dust up before everything is settled.

promised by (prime minister Stephen) Harper and (agriculture minster Gerry) Ritz. However, farmers down through the ages have been promised many things by governments, only to find to their dismay that many of these promises were of the empty kind. Consider one Otto Lang, then minister of transport in the (Trudeau) government who promised great things for the prairie regions if only we could get rid of the Crow’s Nest rate on shipping grain. We would see great increases in industrial operations; businesses of all kinds would establish themselves along the railroad. In small towns, what we really got was the demolition of the railroad system and the end of most of the elevator system. D’Arce McMillan, columnist in The Western Producer, writes (Nov. 24 WP): “When the Conservative politicians say the sky is the limit for the

R. J. (Bud) Thomson, Alsask, Sask.

BACKLASH WAITING To the Editor: Mr. (Stephen) Harper is so eager to end the (Canadian Wheat Board), he is deep-sixing his reputation as a

business savvy diplomat. He is sacrificing our farmer elected marketing agency and is gaining nothing in return. Could he not negotiate a reduction in U.S. agricultural subsidies at a time when the U.S. administration is desperate to cut spending? As a Canadian producer who appreciates fiscal prudence in one’s elected officials, I am embarrassed in our prime minister’s ideological focus and irrational time line. The American government and international grain merchants must collectively consider Mr. Harper not as a staunch ally but a diplomatic chump. Hopefully he is not such a rube that he has no plan to deal with the backlash from U.S. producers when our trains and trucks start rolling south. J. Ross Murray, Young, Sask.


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t our recent Blue Christmas service, one speaker wanted to address the feelings of grief and loss experienced by children. Whether a pet cat or a loved grandparent, the question is always what others can do to help the kids work through their pain. Their questions often come out concerning basic needs: who’s going to take care of Ronnie? Will Allison be lonely? I know of one family who witnessed their favourite farm dog attacking a new pet cat. The children, who were not from a church-attending family, knew there had to be a funeral for their little friend — and not just any funeral. Grandma and the kids had to dress up, with hats and gloves. The kitten was placed in a tea-towel lined shoe box, and they all went out to the farm’s pet cemetery in the trees. Each found a few words to say.  Rituals are important. It was also important to find a way to forgive old Ruff. At the Blue Christmas service, the speaker brought out a box. It was to be used as a memory box. What were some things they remembered about Grandpa? He took them on fishing trips. He read stories to them. He liked his big cup of coffee. With each memory, they thought of something they could put in the box that would help them remember — a battered lure, a pair of eye glasses, a story book. The kids even got excited about how to decorate the box. Enthusiasm about the project grew. Each time they felt the need to be near Grandpa, they could chose something from the box that would help them give voice to their feelings. Stories connected with these memories brought warmth and comfort.






CWB support eroded over decades Monopoly granted in 1943 | Canadian Wheat Board was once considered untouchable BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

Bill Hamilton, who cut his farm policy teeth working for the Saskatchewan royal commission on the future of agriculture in the 1950s, remembers one issue that was not debated. During a wide-ranging four-year study of the province’s main industry, the role of the decade-old Canadian Wheat Board monopoly was not on the table. “The wheat board was universally accepted and the only real debate was why it didn’t have more powers,” recalled Hamilton, a staffer for the commission who went on to a long career in farm politics with the Saskatchewan Federation of Agriculture and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture as executive director. “The pools were powerful and they saw the board as a necessary and effective marketing tool,” he recalled in a late-December interview. “It had no real enemies at the time.” Six decades later, with prairie farmers deeply divided on the issue, the Conservative government of prime minister Stephen Harper appears to have engineered the demise of the single desk effective Aug. 1, 2012. “In those days, that would have been unthinkable,” said Hamilton, born into a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool family and raised on a Siemens, Sask., grain farm. “I guess the Prairies have passed me by.” The 2011 Conservative changes to get rid of the single desk powers of the wheat board reflects changing prairie politics and the culmination of almost four decades of growing opposition that board supporters could not extinguish. From its uncertain beginning, the wheat board was a creature of political controversy.

Opposition to the Canadian Wheat Board wasn’t always strong among prairie farmers, such as these photographed in 1956. That would start changing in the 1970s. | FILE PHOTO Attempts to create a Canadian Wheat Board had several false starts. A board was briefly created by the Conservatives in 1919 but allowed to disappear the next year. The real father of the CWB was Conservative prime minister R.B. Bennett, who introduced legislation a n d p e r s o na l l y s h e p h e rd e d i t through the House of Commons and a Commons committee in the summer of 1935 in the face of fierce Liberal opposition. Bennett was an unlikely advocate: a millionaire capitalist and grain elevator company owner who became convinced the grain trade was dysfunctional and needed a collective, government-created marketer to protect the farm economy. William Lyon Mackenzie King, in opposition, fought the legislation as an intrusion on free enterprise and

forced Bennett to drop his plans for a compulsory marketing board in favour of voluntary. Three months later, prairie farmers who had argued for a wheat board had their say. In the 1935 election, the prairie seat count was seven Conservatives and 34 Liberals. Then as now, the CWB does not seem to have been a ballot issue for most farmers. Ironically, it was King who conferred monopoly powers on the CWB in 1943 as part of the wartime effort. The board was unchallenged through the 1950s and 1960s and became a key instrument of Canadian foreign policy in 1961 when it negotiated the first western nation grain sale to the Peoples’ Republic of China, a breakthrough in relations with the communists that was encouraged and aided by then-Pro-

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gressive Conservative agriculture minister Alvin Hamilton. “The wheat board recognized China before Canada did,” later Liberal CWB minister Otto Lang once said. But by the mid-1970s, criticism began to be heard. The Palliser Wheat Growers’ Association became the first vocal, if small, farm group to challenge both wheat board and Saskatchewan Wheat Pool orthodoxy on the benefits of the monopoly. The western provinces got involved. As early as 1969, conservative Liberal Saskatchewan premier Ross Thatcher tried to bypass the board by bartering unsold and cheap provincial wheat for foreign goods. Lang shot him down, but soon Alberta premier Peter Laughed was demanding that provinces have a say over what he considered to be an ineffective CWB export strategy. In 1979, the minority government of Joe Clark weighed in with a report about CWB problems, and the Conservative Manitoba government piled on. By the 1980s, United Grain Growers had become the first major farmer grain co-operative to come out against the board monopoly ,and in 1989, then-PC minister Charlie Mayer took oats out of board jurisdiction. The 1990s produced Liberal Ralph Goodale’s CWB reform that created a majority-elected board of directors and farmer control of the board for the first time. However, his 1998 legislation left significant powers with the federal government to intervene, which Ritz used to full effect. Meanwhile, the politics of monopoly opposition had become mainstream. In 1993, the anti-CWB monopoly Reform party became the major voice of the Prairies in Parliament. By 1997, the diminished Progressive Conservative party also vowed to end the monopoly. A key milestone on the road to the end of the monopoly came last decade when the prairie wheat pools collapsed, eliminating the strongest supportive farmer lobby. General farm organizations, recognizing a growing split in their membership, found a fence to mount. With diminishing farm sector supporters, the CWB pro-monopoly directors, who were voted for by the same farmers who elected Conservative and Reform MPs, tried to morph into a farm group that lobbied for their own interest. It led to more criticism and a flurry of conservative think-tanks arguing that the board was not effective. The 2006 election of a minority Conservative government, with its l o n g -s t a n d i n g v ow t o e n d t h e monopoly, increased the pressure. Election of a majority Conservative government in May 2011 sealed the board’s fate. “If I was a Canadian Wheat Board director, I’d be packing my bags,” University of Regina political scientist Howard Leeson said on election night May 2. He was right. They were told to pack their bags Dec. 16 when the Bill C-18 became law, although court challenges remain.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD • 1919: The first CWB is established. Initial payments set a floor price guaranteed by the federal government, with final payments provided after year-end sales results. • 1920: The CWB is disbanded. • 1923: Farmers establish wheat pools in the three prairie provinces, then create a jointly owned central selling agency similar to the CWB. • 1929: Farmers’ pools face bankruptcy after collapse of international wheat prices. • 1930: The federal government provides guarantees to the banks for the pools’ borrowings. • 1935 (July 5): Gov’t involvement is formalized with the Canadian Wheat Board Act. Initial payments return with guaranteed floor prices. • 1943: The single desk is created. • 1949: Barley and oats are included in the single desk. • 1961: First major sales agreement signed with China. • 1974: Domestic feed grain sales removed from the single desk. • 1989: Oats removed from the single desk. • 1993: The federal government creates an open continental barley market, while the CWB retains its monopoly on overseas exports. This is challenged in court by the prairie grain pools and barley returns to the CWB single desk a month later. • 1998: The CWB Act is overhauled. Farmers elect 10 of 15 members on a new CWB board of directors. • 2000: Producer Payment Options introduced, farmers can price their own wheat outside the CWB. • 2001: The Early Payment Option is introduced to allow farmers to be paid most of their pooled return at delivery. • 2006: Canada’s new Conservative government fires CEO Adrian Measner and replaces all appointed CWB directors. • 2007: The federal government holds a vote among farmers on removing barley from the single desk, then announces that barley will be removed by Aug. 1. The CWB successfully challenges this action in court and keeps barley in the single desk. • May 2011: Conservatives win a majority and vow to remove the CWB single desk, announcing they will amend the CWB Act. • October 2011: The federal government introduces Bill C-18 to remove elected CWB directors and enable removal of the single desk by Aug. 1. 2012. The CWB launches a challenge in federal court. • November 2011: The federal court says that the agriculture minister broke the law by causing Bill C-18 to be introduced without a farmers’ vote. The government announces it will appeal. • December 2011: The CWB launches legal action to have Bill C-18 declared invalid and its implementation stayed. The judge rules against an interim stay, but the case continues. Bill C-18 receives royal assent. Directors are removed and Aug. 1, 2012 is set as the date when the CWB single desk will end. Source: Staff research | WP GRAPHIC





Voluntary CWB to bring competitiveness: business leaders NFU predicts struggles | Rapid consolidation isn’t in the cards, according to Louis Dreyfus Canada president BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

What does the future hold for Canadian grain marketers after the Canadian Wheat Board loses its single desk authority? The answer is difficult, but grain industry executives say one thing seems certain: the new CWB will vie for farmers’ grain in a competitive and rapidly changing environment. Last month, wheat board president Ian White issued a statement reassuring prairie farmers that the CWB will be ready to compete for producers’ grain in the new marketing environment. White said the CWB would be unveiling details of its 2012-13 programs in the near future. He said the new board, comprising five appointed directors, will strive to provide ongoing value to farmers while retaining its reputation. “The CWB has been preparing for this change for many months, developing both pool and cash programs for farmers for the upcoming crop year,” said White. Allan Oberg, former chair of the farmer-controlled CWB, has said the new wheat board will have a difficult time competing with private sector companies. Without terminal or port infrastructure, it is likely that the board will rely on competing grain companies to handle grain. Terry Boehm, a long-time singledesk supporter and president of the National Farmers Union, agreed, saying it is unlikely that a voluntary CWB will continue as a viable commercial entity. “The legislation (Bill C-18) does mention government guarantees for the initial prices, but at the same time, it doesn’t give the new entity any (assurance of) … access to grain handling or terminal facilities, so it becomes completely dependent on what would be its direct competitors,” said Boehm. “I think (its survival) would be highly unlikely.” Jean Marc Ruest, vice-president of Richardson International, said private grain companies such as Richardson look forward to competing with the CWB in the new marketing environment. While some observers believe the board will face an uphill battle, Ruest

Canada’s grain handling and transportation systems may change considerably during the next few years, if planned Canadian Wheat Board changes go ahead. | FILE PHOTO said the new board will also have advantages over its competitors. “From the start, we’ve been constant in our view that a voluntary board does have a very strong chance of creating a position for itself (and becoming) a viable entity,” Ruest said. “It (the wheat board) has a very loyal customer base of farmer and end-use customers. (Those are) elements that are fundamental to a viable organization and that many (private sector) companies would very much like to have.” Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz also believes the voluntary CWB has a good chance of becoming a viable commercial entity. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Inland Terminals Association of Canada, Ritz said a voluntary CWB could evolve into a farmer-owned co-operative or a shareholder controlled entity. “I think it has a tremendous opportunity to move forward,” Ritz said. “Our legislation (mentions) a transition period of up to five years, but if farmers react as they possibly could … they may try to restructure it as a co-operative or a share-structured offering in Year 2 or Year 3, and we’re open to that.” Appointed CWB directors have until the summer of 2016 to come up with a plan to commercialize the new CWB. That commercialization plan — which is subject to ministerial

approval — could involve any number of scenarios, including selling the CWB to private sector interests or transforming it into a farmer-controlled business. However, first the new board must prove that it can compete with private sector players in a radically changed environment. Brant Randles, president of Louis Dreyfus Canada, offered an interesting view of marketing in the postmonopoly world. Contrary to what many single-desk advocates fear, Randles said, the new grain marketing environment will not be dominated by one or two large multinationals but will emerge as a highly competitive industry with several Canadian companies vying for a share of farmers’ grain. “We have very strong and robust national players,” Randles said. Canadian Grain Commission documents show that elevator capacity on the Prairies is divided between several companies, including Viterra with 35.5 percent market share, Richardson International with 16.5 percent, Cargill with 12.5 percent and Louis Dreyfus with 6.1 percent. Two other Canadian companies, Paterson and Parrish & Heimbecker, control another 14 percent. The remaining 15 percent of capacity is split between a handful of other companies. Randles said the industry will

evolve as Canada’s private companies compete with grain exporters from the United States, Australia, Russia and Ukraine. He said Canadian grain quality and sanitary standards are likely to be revised to ensure that Canada’s standards are more in line with those of other countries. According to Randles, quality and sanitary standards for Canadian wheat and barley have been maintained at excessively high levels relative to other exporting nations. At times, those standards allowed the CWB to sell into premium wheat markets, but at other times, when the global demand for top quality wheat was limited, quality Canadian grain was sold into lower quality markets. Randles contends that Canada sells six to nine million tonnes of high quality wheat a year into mid-quality markets. In other words, the extra costs associated with producing high quality wheat are never recovered. “We need to change that,” he said. “We need a different portfolio of wheats to sell … and I believe the market will eventually signal a shift in production to higher yielding, midquality wheats.” Randles also predicted: • an improvement in export basis levels for Canadian cereal grains, which would contribute to higher farmgate returns

• lower volumes of prairie wheat moving east through Thunder Bay as Russia and Ukraine become more consistent suppliers to wheat markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa • increased exports of Canadian wheat to the United States as production of row crops continues to expand in the U.S. Northern Plains, displacing American wheat acreage • market pressure to reduce sanitary standards on exports of Canadian feed barley Regardless of how the market evolves, it appears that Western Canada’s largest grain companies are eager to throw their hats in the ring. Viterra, which is easily Western Canada’s largest grain handling company, wasted no time rolling out contracting opportunities. In mid-December, the same day that Bill C-18 received royal assent, the company issued a news release saying it was ready to offer contracts for execution after Aug. 1. “Starting today, Viterra is pleased to offer bids to western Canadian wheat, durum and barley producers,” said Viterra president Mayo Schmidt. He said the elimination of single desk selling would allow the company to move grain more efficiently and maximize throughput, which would, in theory, lead to lower handling costs and better producer returns.




Two cattle slaughter plants in planning stages in Man. Centennial Column

One project looks for funding | Construction on the other to begin soon BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Regular classes in the College of Agriculture Building began in November 1912. Photo from University of Saskatchewan Archives.

Celebrating 100 years of students at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. The Centennial Column is a weekly feature highlighting the history and present successes of the college. In 1907, just two years after the creation of the Province of Saskatchewan the government passed an act establishing the University of Saskatchewan. The Board of Governors decided that the institution would include an agriculture college as well as a college of arts and science. This decision came about on the recommendation of a committee headed by the university’s first president, Walter Murray. After touring universities in several American states in 1908, Murray and his committee concluded that many benefits would result from unifying all the disciplines on one campus. In Murray’s words: Agriculture loses by being cut off from the other currents of public life; in like manner the professions, and literary and scientific interests in their isolation become self-centred and indifferent to the great practical interests of people. In a province, destined for many years to be predominantly agricultural, the Provincial University should place the interests of agriculture in the forefront, or renounce its title to provincial service. At the same time the Provincial University should be as broad and as varied as the many-sided interests of its people. It should not neglect those studies, those instruments of culture, the cultivation of sentiment, the awakening of intelligence and the enrichment of life. With the laying of the cornerstone for the first College of Agriculture building by Sir Wilfrid Laurier on July 29, 2010, the University of Saskatchewan pledged a deep and abiding commitment to serving agriculture and the people of Saskatchewan. The college was housed in the first building to be constructed on the new university’s campus, reflecting the central role it was to play in the institution’s mandate. From the beginning the college mission has been to meet the needs of the agriculture community through teaching, research, extension and public service programs. The Hon. W.R. Motherwell, Saskatchewan’s first Minister of Agriculture, was instrumental in helping to establish the College of Agriculture, and he also provided, from his own department, the college’s first two recruits in 1909. They were W.J. Rutherford, who became the first Dean of the College of Agriculture, and Professor of Animal Husbandry; and John Bracken, the college’s first Professor of Field Husbandry. Cultivation of the university farm began in 1910. From the outset the major purpose of the farm was to determine the best methods of farming and to extend this expertise to farmers. From the College of Agriculture and Bioresources 1991 Ag Highlights Commemorative Issue.

Congratulating the College of Agriculture and Bioresources on 100 years of students!

Ground might be broken this year for two federally inspected beef processing plants in Manitoba. If they were to succeed, the projects would follow years of talk about the need for a mid-sized cattle slaughter plant in the province. Almost every beef producer in Manitoba would normally agree that a plant is needed in the province because of the substantial cost of shipping cattle to Alberta or the United States. However, in the case of these two plants, one remains controversial for b e e f p ro d u c e r s a n d t h e o t h e r remains off the radar. The contentious plant, which has generated the most conversations between producers, was formerly called Keystone Processors but renamed ProNatur in December. The managers of ProNatur want to build a $30 to $35 million plant in Winnipeg that will slaughter 250 head per day to serve the market for halal, kosher and Canadian graded beef. “I really believe there is a good niche for this type of plant,” said Jim Mitchell, ProNatur vice-president and director of operations who is part of a management team that has built and run cattle slaughter plants in the U.S. and South America. “For this area, it will fit because with the freight to Alberta, or even going south, we will be able to give the producer an alternative.” ProNatur president Doug Cooper said a marketing opportunity exists for a mid-sized beef plant in Western Canada.


“As the big get bigger … there are still some folks (consumers) who don’t just want natural (beef) or want something else, they want it done a little different,” he said. “And I use the example of the religious harvest … the kosher and halal (market).” ProNatur managers appear convinced the plant can succeed, but private investors seem skeptical. The only investors in the plant as of late December were Manitoba cattle producers through a voluntary $2 checkoff, the provincial government and an $18 million loan from the RBC Royal Bank. ProNatur still requires someone to invest $10 million to help cover the capital cost of building the plant. The funding gap was created last summer when the federal government pulled its $10 million loan commitment to the project, stating the plant’s business plan was unviable. The government’s decision shocked the Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council, which is charged with expanding slaughter capacity in the province. It said the “government provided no numbers or detailed rationale for their conclusion.” Some cattle producers now doubt the plant will ever be built. At its annual meeting this fall, Manitoba

Beef Producers passed a resolution to terminate the voluntary checkoff that supports MCEC and the council’s showcase project, ProNatur. “This is a great opportunity right now … and if something doesn’t happen pretty quickly, it’s going to be harder and harder and harder,” Mitchell said at the Manitoba Grazing School in December. Meanwhile, construction of a federally inspected beef plant will likely begin in Carman, Man., this winter. Calvin Vaags, owner and president of Plains Processors, said construction could begin soon on the $13 million plant expansion, which will transform a 80 head per week provincially inspected plant into a 1,000 head per week federally inspected plant. “We have all of our permitting in place. We fully expect to start construction in the middle of January,” said Vaags, who lives in Dugald, Man., operates a cattle feedlot and owns two meat retail shops in Winnipeg. Unlike ProNatur, the federal government continues to back the expansion of Plains Processors in the form of a $2.8 million loan. If all goes well, the expanded plant co u ld be pro cessing f edera lly inspected beef by late 2012 or early 2013, Vaags said. While a federally inspected designation is helpful, Vaags noted most the beef that comes out of the plant will likely be eaten in Manitoba. “A lot of people think, well, you’re a federally inspected plant so you’re going to sell everything overseas,” he said. “We will be selling some of our product around the world … but the bulk of our product will probably end up in our own backyard.” access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none


Man. cattle leader dies in farm accident BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Members of Manitoba’s cattle community are shaken after an industry leader died in a farm accident just before Christmas. Major Jay Fox, 32, a cattle producer from Eddystone, Man., and former president of the Manitoba Beef Producers, died Dec. 23 after he was pinned under a front-end loader bucket. MBP president Ray Armbruster said the timing and suddenness of Fox’s death has been difficult for many Manitoba cattle producers. “Especially a day and a half before Christmas,” he said. According to RCMP reports, Fox was trying to detach a front-end loader assembly from a tractor when the hydraulics released and the bucket fell. Fox was transferred to hospital in Winnipeg, where he died Dec. 23. Born and raised on a ranch near Lloydminster, Sask., Fox and his parents moved to Manitoba in the 1990s to start a new farm close to Eddystone.


Fox and his wife, Angela, who was also raised in Saskatchewan, took over the operation in the 2000s, running a herd of 400 cows on more than 11,000 acres of hay and pasture land west of Lake Manitoba. Although he was new to the province, Fox quickly made a name for himself in Manitoba’s cattle industry, becoming a MBP director in 2005. “Jay was a young director and a young producer and he brought that enthusiasm and commitment to the board of directors,” said Armbruster, who served with Fox on the MBP board. “He brought years of knowledge, beyond his age.” Fox was elected MBP president in December 2009 and his term ended

in the late fall of 2011. Manitoba cattle producers suffered though difficult times during his tenure — floods wiped out hay and pasture land throughout the province in 2010 and inundated producers around Lake Manitoba in 2011. In addition to his contribution to the province’s cattle industry, Fox and Angela were named Manitoba’s Outstanding Young Farmers in 2008. Kim Crandall, a producer and MBP director from Winnipegosis, will remember Fox for his commitment to the MBP and his dedication to family. When the MBP didn’t have a general manager for a couple months in 2011, Fox drove to Winnipeg several times a week to work at the association’s office. However, Crandall said Fox didn’t stay overnight in Winnipeg because he wanted to be home with Angela and their children, Devon, Charlee, Porter and Major, aged two to 14. Donations in Fox’s name can be made to any branch of TD Canada Trust. The contributions will go toward a trust fund for his children. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none


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Sask. starts Alternative Land Use Services pilot Four RMs to participate | Program pays landowners for the environmental benefits they provide society BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Four Saskatchewan rural municipalities east of Regina have been selected to participate in a pilot conservation project. Producers in the RMs of South Qu’Appelle, Indian Head, Francis and Lajord will have access to funding through the Alternative Land Use Services project once it is operating this spring. The three-year demonstration project was announced at the Agricultural

Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s recent annual meeting. APAS has worked for years to establish ALUS as a way to recognize farmers for the environmental benefits they provide to society. Norm Hall, chair of the organization’s environment committee and newly elected president of APAS, said it has taken a long time to get the project off the ground, mostly because of funding issues. “The original funding model was looking at trying to get government funding (to) get the public to pay for it,”

he said in an interview. “Governments now don’t have an appetite for that.” Instead, APAS is working with the Delta Waterfowl Foundation, which offered money from private sources. The other partners are the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation and the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds. The project will be similar to other ALUS projects in Alberta, Ontario and Prince Edward Island. A manager will be hired to co-ordinate the project and help farmers apply for money for improving wetlands and providing habitat.

Hall said the four RMs are strategically located on the Trans-Canada Highway. Individual projects will be visible to the public and policy makers. “There happens to be a creek that runs through town,” he added, referring to Regina’s Wascana Creek. “The RM of Lajord is at the headwaters of Wascana Creek and what better place for a project.” Hall said he hopes the project can continue for longer than three years. “If we hit the five-year mark and things are going good and we can continue funding, we’ll continue it

and try and expand it,” he said. Ontario’s project in Norfolk County started as a three-year project in 2007 and has recently expanded. Jim Fisher, Delta Waterfowl’s director of conservation policy, said Saskatchewan faces environmental challenges that are best dealt with by farmers. However, a top-down approach doesn’t work. “We’ve come to the realization that ALUS is nothing else than a brand new way for conservation to be delivered in Canada,” he said in a news release. access=subscriber section=news,none,none



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Drainage complaints clog Sask. system Unauthorized drainage big problem | Authorities have trouble keeping up with flooding-related complaints BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

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170, are at what he calls the informal stage, while six are at a more serious formal stage of investigation. The latter involves a formally filed complaint. Delegates attending the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in November complained about landowners who undertook their own work and caused problems for others. A resolution from the RM of Sliding Hills in eastern Saskatchewan asked the province to enforce its drainage legislation. A delegate from Sliding Hills said the actions of some put infrastructure and property in danger and caused financial hardship for municipalities and landowners. He said RM officials don’t know who has permits and who doesn’t. “By the time somebody comes out and has a look, we find out they’re not permitted and the damage has already occurred.” NDP agriculture critic Cathy Sproule asked Duncan during the legislature’s December sitting what the province is doing to send farmers the message that the offences are serious. She said she had received a letter from a reeve in eastern Saskatchewan who said illegal drainage has “gone beyond craziness.” Duncan said the SWA is moving some of its employees into eastern Saskatchewan, where most of the complaints originated, in an attempt to clear up the backlog. “The watershed authority is actively working on a plan to move through all of that backlog, whether it be using their own internal resources, Mr. Speaker, or looking at some outside resources that may help,” he said during question period. Ducks Unlimited says wetland protection is one way to control drainage. It claims Saskatchewan has one of the highest wetland loss ratios in the country at an estimated 28 acres per day. “Unlicensed drainage is having a profound effect on downstream landowners and infrastructure throughout Saskatchewan,” said provincial operations manager Brent Kennedy. The organization argues that effectively used wetlands can help control water quality and store water that might otherwise flood productive lands or communities. It wants nonpermitted drainage to stop and has asked the province to establish a provincial wetlands policy. Duncan said his ministry is in the early stages of doing just that. A steering committee is setting out terms of reference for such a policy and expects to consult with stakeholders within the next year, including farm and conservation organizations. He said the penalties for unauthorized drainage will also be reviewed. They were set when farms were smaller and the fines were an adequate deterrent, he added. “We’re to the point now where farming operations are very large and it may be seen by some producers as just the cost of doing business,” he said. “They’ll do the project, pay the fine and move on.”





Include farmers in WCB: report One-third of Saskatchewan farm workers without coverage | Committee recommends all workers be covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A committee has recommended that farming be included among the compulsory occupations covered by the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board. The committee, which conducted the quadrennial review of the province’s Workers’ Compensation Act, submitted its report to provincial labour minister Don Morgan in early December. Among its 57 recommendations is that the Workers’ Compensation Act apply to all employees in the province with no exclusions, which the report notes is “a very major shift in the workers’ compensation system in Saskatchewan.” WCB chief executive officer Peter Federko said the recommendation would have far-reaching consequences. “What this recommendation would mean, as I understand it, is all employees in all industries would be required to be covered,” he said. “Specifically to the industry of farming, if somebody in the agricultural sector — a far mer — has employees, they would be considered an employer and would be required to provide coverage to those employees.” Farmers and ranchers in Saskatchewan can now purchase workers’ compensation coverage, as well as coverage from private insurers. The report highlights concerns about private insurance: employers may not provide it because it’s not required, and the costs for coverage can increase following “even just one very major event.” Manitoba already has mandatory coverage, while Alberta’s Wild Rose Agricultural Producers “very narrowly” passed a resolution in favour of the change in 2011. “Anytime regulation is imposed on farmers or businesses, there’s always a push back,” said WRAP president Humphrey Banack. “The push back was not from the fact of recognizing the risk. Virtually everyone at the convention recognized the risk.” The Saskatchewan report recommends updating the Workers’ Compensation Act to reflect changes to the agriculture industry since the legislation was introduced in the late 1970s. “Many exclusions may have come about for historical reasons that are no longer relevant in the industrial structures of the 21st century,” the report said. “Most agricultural production is now part of the global economy and is undertaken on a large scale very different from the traditional family farm. Workers are doing paid jobs in a sector where serious injuries and even fatalities are, unfortunately, not rare.” According to the report, more than 30 percent of workers in Saskatchewan did not have coverage in 2009. It cites Occupational Health and Safety statistics that approximately 14 workrelated deaths occur annually in farming and ranching, and that the agricultural sector accounts for more access=subscriber section=news,none,none

than one-third of all work-related fatalities. More than 200 injuries in the sector require hospitalization in the province annually. “Lack of WCB coverage means that uncovered employers are burdening the general medical system with health care costs that covered employers must pay for, thereby creating an uneven playing field,” said the report. Banack said it can be difficult making the WCB system work with the

unique and sometimes flexible aspects of agricultural work. The number of employees on a farm can vary over the course of a harvest. “Their programs are kind of like putting a square peg in a round hole and there’s a little work we have to do around those edges to make it fit because we are a different industry.” Banack uses WCB coverage for his farm and said it’s worth considering. “We should make sure that we have those employees covered,” he said. “It’s a conscientious right to do it.”

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New organization needed to speak for world’s farmers Representing agriculture at trade meetings | World Farmers’ Organization has 29 country members and more waiting in the wings BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

GENEVA — A new international farm organization is forming out of the ashes of last year’s collapse of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers. Canada is leading the way. The World Farmers’ Organization has been created with a head office in Rome and former North Dakota National Farmers Union president Robert Carlson as the first president. A key driver behind the new organization was the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and president Ron

Bonnett, who served as interim president until the founding meeting in mid-December. Bonnett, who remains the North American representative on the board of directors, helped create the working group that led to the proposal for a new organization. The CFA is the sole Canadian member and has budgeted $25,000 annually for the organization. The WFO already has 29 country members with others waiting in the wings, Bonnett said during a December meeting of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Earlier, he had been in Rome for the


founding WFO meeting. Bonnett said a new international farm organization is needed to deal with international organizations that make policies affecting farmers and

need farmer input. “One of the things we are finding is that international organizations like the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) and the World Bank are really reaching out to us,” he said. “They make policies that affect national governments, and if there is not an organization like ours, someone else will step up to say they speak for farmers and that is not necessarily good for us.” IFAP, which was created in 1946, imploded last year under the weight of budget de deficits and political dysfunction.

Canadian far m leaders often served as president, and Canadian David King was the longtime Parisbased secretary general. Canadian Jack Wilkinson stepped down in 2008 after six years as IFAP president and was replaced by Zambian farm leader Ajay Vashee, the first developing country president. King was soon fired and IFAP found itself in financial difficulty before it was put into receivership last year. Bonnett said that while the international farm organization does not always have a high profile, it plays a role at important international talks. “After the demise of IFAP, a lot of groups came forward claiming to speak for farmers to international organizations,” he said. “They were often left-wing groups that represented organic, wanted to get corporate out of farming, wanted to press food self-sufficiency. These are part of the debate, but they do not represent the full picture of farm interests and this was the kind of advice they were getting.” The CFA contribution, set by a WFO formula, is just one-third of the dues it paid to IFAP. The total WFO budget for the first year is $500,000. The decision was made to locate the head office in Rome because of the presence of FAO, the World Food Programme and other international agricultural programs. Bonnett said the WFO will have stronger governance and financial oversight to avoid the problems that brought the IFAP down. “With good governance rules, you can have a bad president but there is a check on that.”


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Trade minister defends anti-protectionist stance Protected sectors have a place, says Ed Fast




GENEVA — Canadian trade minister Ed Fast was one of the leaders at a recent World Trade Organization meeting to denounce the evils of protectionism. He also joined other ministers in signing an anti-protectionism pact. “We believe that protectionism is toxic to our efforts to emerge from the global economic crisis that applies to countries around the world and that’s why I was quite encouraged to see the number of countries that had the courage to sign onto a more robust anti-protectionism convention,” Fast said during an interview at the December WTO meeting. But like generations of Canadian trade ministers before him, Fast also has the job of balancing trade promotion with defending Canadian supply management protections that include tariffs as high as 300 percent. He said it is not a problem. “I don’t see a contradiction because in Canada we’ve had 40 years of experience in supply management,” he said. “There have been some adjustments. Supply management has served Canada well and that’s why we are committed to continuing to sustain that system of production.” Pressed on what free trade advocates see as a contradiction, the trade minister said almost all countries have sensitive economic areas they want to protect from undue trade competition. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the European Union are in the same boat, he added. “Our government has been consistent in declaring its support for supply management,” he said. “I think within the world trading context, there is virtually no country in the world that doesn’t have some area of sensitivity. The challenge we have is moving forward, identifying opportunities to expand our trade relations as we continue to make it very clear that we will continue to support Canada’s system of supply management.” While that answer may not cut it with critics of supply management, it is precisely what many of Fast’s agricultural constituents want to hear. Fast’s British Columbia riding is an


agricultural powerhouse boasting chicken, dairy, poultry and egg farms, one of the largest blueberry industries in North America, raspberries and a significant greenhouse sector. The Abbotsford area produces 18 to 20 percent of all farm cash receipts in B.C. “We are the number one agricultural community in British Columbia and certainly a leader in Canada,” he said. “When it comes to poultry and eggs, we have the most intensely farmed farmland in Western Canada, if not Canada.” His supply management farmers “certainly engage with me on a very regular basis,” he said. So when Fast insists protected sectors can co-exist with trade-oriented producers, it is an issue close to home. Fast’s rise in federal Conservative politics has been rapid. Six years ago, he was a corporate and commercial lawyer in Abbotsford with a 24-year career and a place in municipal politics. Then, sitting Conservative MP Randy White decided to retire and 50-year-old Fast won the nomination to replace him. He headed to Ottawa after the 2006 election. In Parliament as a rookie MP, he was picked as chair of a parliamentary committee in 2009 and was elevated to cabinet as trade minister after the 2011 election, instantly becoming one of Canada’s primary faces abroad. Fast is a prominent minister in a government that has established trade deals as one of its key economic policies. After seven months on the job, he rhymes off country after country he has visited on every continent. “It certainly is an exhausting schedule we’re undertaken, but it’s a privilege to do this. This is one of those portfolios that, unlike some others, generates a significant amount of good news for Canadians. It is about prosperity for Canadians, about job creation.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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New water supply system would help irrigation Regina-Moose Jaw corridor | System would supply cities and industry, but it would also permit irrigation on 110,000 acres BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

MOOSE JAW, Sask. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A regional water supply system to service the Regina-Moose Jaw corridor and allow for agricultural irrigation is inching closer to reality. The project known formally as the Upper Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle Water Supply Project, but as Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle South in irrigation circles, has been in the design and study phases for years. Its primary purpose would be to supply more water to the growing cit-

ies of Regina and Moose Jaw and the industrial corridor between the two. The recent announcement of a new potash mine near Bethune, Sask., adds to the demand. However, it would also permit at least 110,000 acres of irrigation. Engineer Dale Miller, who is with technical support firm Aecom,has conducted many of the studies. He told the recent Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association annual meeting that more farmland than that could be irrigated from the system that would run from the south end of Lake Diefen-

baker to Buffalo Pound Lake. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The real number is going to be much higher,â&#x20AC;? he told irrigators, suggesting it could be as much as 300,000 acres. Currently, water flows from Lake Diefenbaker to Buffalo Pound through a 35 kilometre man-made channel built in the 1960s and about 62 km of natural river channel. However, the flow has been reduced due to weed growth and silt. An examination in 2009 of different alternatives on how best to meet future demand settled on four

options. Of those, the construction of a new channel south of the Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle Valley would cost the least and be done quickest, Miller said. It would run along Highway 42 to Marquis and across to Buffalo Pound north of the Highway 2 causeway. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes a lot of sense,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The environmental impacts are a fraction of what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have inside the valley. And it has the big advantage of allowing about 120,000 acres of irrigation that could come from that canal. Probably the only down side is that you would have to pump the water.â&#x20AC;? access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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The existing channel would also be maintained to supply the first four or five cubic metres of water and winter water needs. The South Central Enterprise Region, based in Moose Jaw, was asked to co-ordinate a more recent 18 month, $1.5 million feasibility study. Surveys and maps have been completed, as has a study of potential sensitive environmental and heritage sites. Golder Associates found many species at risk and heritage sites and presented a report to the region in August. However, Miller said the experts did not identify anything that would prevent the project from proceeding. The University of Saskatchewan is conducting a water demand study to project future needs in the entire Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle River basin. Miller said a new pumping station could at peak flow supply 70 cubic metres per second, compared to the approximately four m3/s that flow from the existing channel. Of that, 21 cubic metres would be for municipalities and industries, one for grain land and 48 cubic metres for irrigation development. He added that as part of the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term plan it should look at how to reduce its reliance on winter water through the pump station. It could better use the storage available in Buffalo Pound to provide water at that time. In fact, Miller said all new users, such as potash mines, should be told to have some water storage on site. A feasibility report on the pump station location and construction was expected this month. Miller said all of the five possible sites are difficult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unlike the 1960s, we have to deal with a full reservoir,â&#x20AC;? he said. It will take about three years to build and it has to be done when water levels are low and with maximum ice cover. Design work on the spillway and supply canal should be complete by spring. An economic overview will be the last piece of the puzzle. It is expected by July. The region is to deliver its final report to Enterprise Saskatchewan by September. Miller said in his view the government could give the go-ahead by the end of March 2013. Within five years, the construction could be complete. Irrigation could be added throughout the process and afterward. By the 2021 SIPA conference, the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;partyâ&#x20AC;? should be on the agenda, he said. But Miller warned irrigators not to promote the project strictly for irrigation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sell this as a societal benefit project,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irrigation is a big benefit but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the primary one.â&#x20AC;? He also said it is the irrigation side of the project that will make it economical to build. Saskatchewan agricultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager of irrigation development agreed. John Linsley said adding irrigation to a water supply project adds value to both urban and rural areas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really interested in is what the Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle South could attract to the area in terms of irrigated crops, with the Global Transportation Hub between Regina and Moose Jaw as a distribution centre,â&#x20AC;? he said.





New corporation would spearhead irrigation in Sask. Public-private corporation | Industry says longer-term institutions will be more effective than short-term government programs STORIES BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Saskatchewan irrigators are proposing a new corporation to spearhead development over the next 20 years. Roger Pederson, president of the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association, said a new public-private corporation would need $25 million over five years to produce studies and designs, and secure investment for the work that needs to be done. “The long-term nature of irrigation development means that the shortterm ad hoc programs that have been provided by governments in the past in Saskatchewan have not been an effective framework for development,” says the proposal released at the recent SIPA annual meeting. “L onger term institutions and arrangements will be required.” The Saskatchewan Irrigation Development Corp. could be that

vehicle, Pederson said. The SIDC grew out of studies done in 2008. A Time to Irrigate identified the need for a framework to expand irrigation development. Alberta has a far more extensive irrigation system from a much smaller water supply than Saskatchewan has in Lake Diefenbaker. “We really haven’t seen the massive irrigation development, the utilization of our water and our soils, to the potential that was envisioned with the construction of the Gardiner Dam and the establishment of Lake Diefenbaker,” Pederson said. “We

have the potential to equal or surpass Alberta in our irrigated agriculture in the province and we certainly need to really address that seriously.” About 300,000 acres are currently irrigated. Estimates suggest Saskatchewan could develop 385,000 acres in the next 15 years, and another 1.8 million acres beyond that. This would require investment of at least $3 billion over 40 years. The SIDC proposal notes that Saskatchewan has suffered from an inconsistent and unstable framework for development. The responsi-

bility for irrigation often shifts from one ministry to another or to crown corporations. “Irrigation districts remain small and have extremely limited capacities to develop their own small acreages let alone plan for a transformation of the regional economy,” the proposal said. Pederson said SIPA does not have the resources to lead an expansion process but its members were willing to work on the proposal for how that could be done. The plan sets out a forecasted fiveyear budget, with about five percent

of the annual cost allocated to administration and the remainder used for studies and design. The SIDC would be financed by SIPA, federal and provincial grants, and private sector contributions. Pederson said the corporation could be set up quickly if governments give their approval. John Linsley, manager of irrigation services at Saskatchewan agriculture, said officials are evaluating the idea. “The proposal’s fairly new to us,” he told reporters. “At this point we’re taking a serious look at it.”

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MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Proponents of more irrigation in Saskatchewan shouldn’t let themselves be swayed by detractors and myths, says an engineer. Dale Miller of Aecom, an international consulting company, has heard them all. He told the Saskatchewan Irrigation Projects Association annual meeting that one of the biggest myths is that there is a lack of water in the South Saskatchewan River, which feeds Lake Diefenbaker. He said Alberta sends probably closer to 70 percent of its water downstream than the 50 percent it is required to send. The annual average amount is 5.5 million dams cubed (1,000 cubic metres). Miller said the licenses issued to Lake Diefenbaker users require about 610,000 dams cubed and the new Upper Qu’Appelle Water Supply Project would need just 250 dams cubed. “The issue is not water. It’s entitlement,” he said. “Be prepared to have agencies like SaskPower say we need that water for power generation.” The crown corporation produces 186 megawatts of electricity from the Coteau Creek Hydroelectric Station near the Gardiner Dam. “The political decision here is who is entitled to the water,” Miller added. “That is a big issue.” Another myth involves water from glaciers. According to the Canadian Water Resources Journal, 2.8 percent of the flow from the Bow River comes from glacial melt. On the Red Deer River, glacial flow accounts for 0.6 of the total. “If the glaciers dried up tomorrow, three percent or less (flow would be lost),” he said. “These are the facts that you have to get out.”

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Bernie Schloorlemmer spent a few days earlier this month hauling high moisture canola out of a grain bag to the local elevator to be dried. Poor harvest weather this fall forced hundreds of farmers in Alberta’s Peace River region to harvest tough grain and then cross their fingers that they could dry it before it started to heat. All of Schloorlemmer’s canola and wheat came off the field tough. “It was 18.7 (percent) moisture canola coming out of a grain bag and it was fine,” said Schloorlemmer, who farms near Rycroft, Alta. He has stored grain in bags for the past seven years. “The bottom line is if it’s tough we put it in a bag; if it’s dry we put it in a bin,” said Schloorlemmer. “We have a big farm and we don’t even own a dryer, we have such confi-

dence in putting tough grain in bags.” Schloorlemmer estimates 25 to 30 farmers in his area of the central Peace bought grain-bagging equipment this fall as a way to handle tough grain. “When it’s 24 above and beginning of September, we’re patient and don’t take canola off,” he said. “When we get into the middle or the end of October, we get panicky and take it off and stuff it into the bags.” The keys to ensuring safe storage are making sure the outside temperature is cool and sealing the bags quickly. Schloorlemmer said the temperature of the bag will often increase one or two degrees when he is monitoring the canola and then drop back down and stabilize. “I have more confidence monitoring grain in a bag than a bin.” Schloorlemmer’s experience has given him the confidence to put hundreds of thousands of dollars of high priced crop in long plastic bags at the

edge of his fields, but there is little research that agrologists and grain bag salespeople can use to assure other farmers that bags are a safe storage system. Allan Gifford of Foster’s Seed and Feed in Beaverlodge, Alta., who sells bagging equipment to farmers, said he is careful when recommending maximum moisture levels for storing grain in bags. “We are very cautious,” he said. “Canola is worth a lot of money. We’ve seen too many losses in bins for us to recommend pushing the limits very far.” Gifford has been hesitant to use grain bags on his own farm and didn’t store canola in grain bags this year. “We’re retailing them and selling the machines, but we don’t want people to have problems,” he said. “We want things to work. We want to err on the side of caution. We don’t recommend pushing the limits on

what we’re certain will work.” Aaron Yeager of Grain Bags Canada said he hasn’t seen long-ter m research on storing canola in grain bags, but he knows what works on his east-central Saskatchewan farm. “Putting canola in a bag is not an issue,” said Yeager, who farms near Lake Lenore, Sask. “On our farm, we put just about 100 percent of our canola in a bag. It’s a safer place to put canola.” However, there are caveats. He doesn’t recommend dumping high moisture canola into a bag and forgetting about it for the winter. “If you got stuff that’s 20 (percent moisture), for peace of mind I would probably dry it pretty quickly as soon as harvest is over,” said Yeager. “I’m comfortable with 12 or 13 and wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.” He said he would feel safe leaving 12 or 13 percent moisture canola in a bag until February or March before drying it.

“The window for canola for moisture is a lot bigger than what people think.” Yeager also recommended checking grain that was harvested on a hot day. The bag’s long, narrow design allows canola to cool more quickly than when in a bin, especially with cool, prairie weather. “The bags let the heat pass through.” The biggest tricks are knowing the condition of the grain and the temperature of the day when the grain went in the bag and ensuring that the bag is properly sealed. Brad Hanmer of Govan, Sask., said he has lots of canola in grain bags, especially crop that was harvested in hot weather. “We will put our out-of-condition canola in a grain bag on purpose,” he said. access=subscriber section=crops,news,none







The worst place for hot canola is a tall, narrow wooden grain elevator where the heat rises. “In our experience, grain bags are a great way to manage hot canola.” However, bagged canola must still be managed, especially with wildlife and the occasional heated spot in the bag. “As quick as we can, we pick it up. You’ve got to manage it properly,” said Hanmer. “Bags aren’t perfect. With anything, you’ve got to use common sense.” Kim Stonehouse, a regional crop specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, said a late, wet harvest in 2009 gave the department an opportunity to learn more about storing higher moisture canola in grain bags. Eighty percent of the canola in northeastern Saskatchewan was still in the field at the beginning of November of that year. Farmers were looking at storing their canola in grain bags in an effort to buy time until it could be dried. “The farmers wanted to know how long they could keep canola without heating,” said Stonehouse. “We didn’t have much information on even storing it in a bin because all of our information was based on 2,000 bushels or smaller. Everybody is storing things in 5,000 bu. or bigger. We were saying a couple days at most and that was just an estimate based on what they did know and we had absolutely no data on bags.” Stonehouse said canola in bags did pretty well that year. Temperatures were below 10 C as the canola was combined and the bags filled, so the crop cooled off quickly. Some of it lasted in the bag until it was taken out in the spring. However, some canola began to get warm after almost a month. “Getting 26 to 28 days storage was pretty good. Farmers were pretty happy with that. It was probably better than being able to put it in a bin.” By probing the bags ever y six metres to take temperature readings, provincial officials learned that the moisture content of the grain was not even. The temperature started to rise in spots in a couple of bags and the farmers quickly emptied them. “You need to monitor them very closely,” Stonehouse said. “That’s my biggest caution, is you have to keep your eye on it. When they start to go bad, they go bad really quick. I don’t recommend people putting canola in a bag unless there is no other option, and in this case there wasn’t another option.” Canola agrologist Doug Moisey reminded farmers during an Alberta Canola Producers Commission meeting in Camrose that they need to monitor their grain bins for heating. “Go home and check some bins,” he said. A University of Manitoba research project has discovered after one year of a two year study that it’s safe to store dry canola in grain bags for up to a year without spoiling. “If you store the canola at a moisture content of one to two points below dry and it is stored on a well drained area and no protrusion of the bag, it should be able to store grain for up to a year,” said Digvir Jayas, a professor of biosystems engineering at the U of M. Jayas’s project, which was funded by the Canola Council of Canada, compared canola stored at three, eight, 10 and 14 percent moisture. The bags were filled at the beginning of October 2010 and kept for 10 months. As expected, the eight and 10 per-

Tom Mandel checks his load of barley being augured from a grain bag into his truck by Leonard Gross. The barley will go from the Brant Colony to Chinook Feeders located 25 kilometres northeast of Nanton, Alta. | MIKE STURK PHOTO cent moisture did not spoil and there was no impact on seed quality. The 14 percent moisture canola was spoiled and mouldy, said Jayas. “We would be shocked if the 14 percent moisture did not spoil,” he said. “As the moisture content gets higher and higher, the chances of spoilage would increase.” Twelve percent moisture will replace 14 percent moisture canola in the second year of research. “My personal feeling is even 12 percent would spoil. People, in my view, should not be using it for long-term storage,” said Jayas. Jim Bessel, an agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, said it’s that discrepancy between research findings and anecdotal evidence from farmers that the council is trying to address. “We hear these testimonials, but we need some good hard science to verify, not only the length of storage for canola, but the quality factor,” said Bessel. “We just don’t know.” Yeager said most farmers wouldn’t leave tough canola in a bag until July. He speculated that the canola in the research study started to spoil when the air temperature increased during the spring. Bessel said leaving canola in the bag for 10 months gives researchers information on when it’s best to take it out. “That was the original thought behind all this research, is once the project is complete, at least we have some data to work from and some modelling to help us understand what is happening or not happening.” Jayas said he found hot spots in one of the 14 percent canola bags in the second week of storage. “All 14 percent bags were five to 10 C warmer than eight and 10 percent bags, even in peak winter.”

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EDMONTON — Ken Hoppins took advantage of a recent bear pit session with Alberta cabinet ministers to ask a question about grain bags: who is responsible for them? The Kneehill County councillor, who asked his question of both agriculture minister Evan Berger and environment and water minister Diana McQueen, said even rural municipal councillors like himself don’t know which government department is in charge of trying to find a solution to grain bags. “Agriculture Service Boards would like some help to get the problem solved,” said Hoppins. McQueen said it is an issue she is hearing about more frequently. “It comes up more and more,” said McQueen. However, she didn’t have a clear answer about what councillors should do. It’s a problem in need of a solution for rural municipalities across

the Prairies. “I think there are becoming increasingly more grain bags and we don’t know what we’re going to do with them. You can’t burn them. You can’t bury them,” said Hoppins. “Somebody has to take the lead, whether it’s environment or agriculture.” Saskatchewan grain farmer Brad Hanmer bought a special grain bagrolling machine to reroll his crumpled, unruly bags. About 100 rolled up bags are piled in a corner of the farm, waiting for the day they can be recycled. The pile is growing larger each year. “It is an issue. I don’t want my countryside littered with plastic,” said Hanmer, who farms near Govan. Creating a recycling system for all agricultural plastic has been an ongoing issue on the Prairies for years. It was first driven by the switch from sisal to twine for bales, then to plastic silage tarps, plastic bale bags and more recently grain bags. access=subscriber section=crops,news,none




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It’s estimated 4,300 to 5,000 tonnes of polypropylene twine and cord were sold in Alberta in 2007 and 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes of polyethylene material like silage bags and covers. While no one has official statistics, the amount of polyethylene material is expected to increase dramatically with the popularity of grain bags. The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association formed the Alberta Plastics Working Group in 2010 to find the best way to recycle agricultural plastics. A half dozen collection sites were established to get an understanding of the amount, type and quality of material involved and if there was a market for it. The pilot project also brought in plastic from British Columbia’s fruit growing region. Association executive director Grant Cameron said one of the biggest obstacles was trucking the plastic to the recycling plant in southern Alberta. “It’s very bulky. When you buy it, it’s nicely rolled up from the factory. Once they are used, they’re crumpled and misshapen and hard to get rolled.” Crowfoot Plastics at the Green Acre Colony in Hussar, Alta., has been accepting the agricultural plastic as part of the pilot project. The plant, which is a joint venture with Merlin Plastics, had recycled more than 300,000 pounds of agricultural plastic as of October, including material from Saskatchewan’s Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project.

Dan Hofer of Crowfoot Plastics said 100,000 to 200,000 pounds of grain bags have been washed, extruded and turned back into resin at the facility in the past year, but it is not a pleasant job. “They don’t have to be spotless, but some are gross. There is rotten grain and silage in them.” Hofer said the last shipment from Saskatchewan looked like someone dragged the bags in mud before rolling them up. “The dirtier it is, the more cost to us to clean,” he said. “There are enough other plastics around than to worry about grain bags.” Cameron said government, recyclers and farmers are trying hard to find an answer to the problem of agricultural plastic waste, despite the obvious challenges still to overcome. “We’re much closer to a solution than when the process started five years ago.” Francis De Beaudrap has 50 to 60 used grain bags rolled up and piled at the back of his farmyard. He has used the bags on his farm near Trochu, Alta., for four years and estimates 30 to 40 other producers in his area also use them. At an average of 10 bags a farm, that’s 300 bags of roughly 300 pounds each of plastic that need to be recycled in his central Alberta community. Grain bags are an economical storage solution for De Beaudrap when handling high bulk grain such as barley. It avoids the expense of trucking the grain back to the yard and into the bins.




He is not ready to give away the high quality plastic, believing there should be some kind of refund system similar to pop bottles. “I am storing them until there is some kind of market,” he said. “They’re wrapped, stored and bundled. I am not going to give it to somebody.” Cameron said it’s not the first time a farmer has suggested a refund as an incentive to return plastic grain bags. “This is not a new conversation. It’s interesting a farmer doesn’t expect to get paid for other farm material or tractor tires or garbage hauled into the landfill, but they would like to get paid for grain bags,” he said. “Why grain bags? Nobody is asking money back for twine; only grain bags. It’s a challenging one for the industry. Nobody is ever going to get back from used grain bags what they paid for a virgin grain bag.” Cameron said the value of grain bags isn’t in a used bundle but in what happens after they are washed and turned into plastic pellets. “They are not sitting on copper wire.” Crowfoot Plastic pays $150 per tonne for the used bags, which is about half the value of clean used plastic. Cameron said it would be nice to pay farmers for making the effort to recycle the plastic bags, but a more feasible option may be pooling the money from the rec yclers and returning it to municipalities and landfills to offset handling and transportation costs.

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PIPER BUSHMASTER 4-place, wheels, floats, ext. bag, NavCom, strobes, ext. Saskatoon Farm Toy and Collectible wings flap, Lycoming 160 const. speed, Show at the Saskatoon Western Develop- f a s t . A n n u a l J u n e 2 0 1 1 , $ 3 4 , 0 0 0 . ment Museum, Jan. 6th, 7th, 8th, 2012. 204-330-1758, Lac du Bonnett, MB. Fri. 5 PM- 9 PM; Sat. 10 AM- 5 PM; Sun. 10 AM- 4 PM. Special features: Farm Toys and 1974 SKYMASTER P-337G, 2300 TT, Scenes; Construction Equipment; Cars, engines approx. 600 hrs. SMOH, extensive Trucks and much more. For more info call: annual complete, $90,000 firm. Phone 306-237-4747, Saskatoon, SK. R i c k W i l d fo n g at 3 0 6 - 7 3 4 - 2 3 4 5 o r 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. AERIAL SPRAY OPERATION FOR SALE 1976 Agtruck 4561TTAF, VG’s, STOL, Satloc, Crophawk. CofA, No damage, Lots of extras. Complete tri-axle mix trailer w/1250 gal. water and 500 gal. fuel tanks and pumps, chem handler III, 48’ storage trailer, loading dock, 2- 1650 gal. water tanks, 1000 gal. fuel tank, chem. pump, 1956 CESSNA 172, 3200 TTAF, 2100 TTAE, t o o l s , s p a r e p a r t s a n d s a fe t y e q p t . $ 2 6 , 5 0 0 , r u n s a n d f l i e s g r e a t . $120,000. Will sell separate or all together Call Troy 306-327-8600, Kelvington, SK. 403-819-1504, Calgary, AB. TWO GOVERNMENT AIRPLANE tuggers w/cab, diesel or propane. 306-668-2020 WANTED: ANY LIGHT aircraft needing annual, high time, ferriable, damaged. Also Saskatoon, SK wrecks or parts. 204-324-6088, Altona, MB MGK AERO: LIGHT aircraft and engine parts, satisfaction guaranteed. Altona, MB, NEED YOUR CESSNA thrush air tractor 204-324-6088. wings rebuilt? Phone 204-362-0406, Morden, MB. 1972 CESSNA 172L, 3304 TTSN 1495 SMOH, Narco MK 12D TSO NAV COM, Nar- 1976 PIPER PA-23-250 Aztec “F”, 3135 co MK 12 O COM, Bendix ADF-T-12C ADF, TTAF, 773 TSO, Garmin GNS 530, full DeYo r k t o n A i r c r a f t M a i n t e n a n c e , Ice. Call John Hopkinson & Assoc. 306- 297-7321 Shaunavon, SK. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB. 1958 PA18A-150, 2600 TTAF, 503 TTOE, annual due Sept/12, skis, full VFR, 1971 PIPER CHEROKEE, PA28-140, 3530 TTSN, 1480 SMOH, dual Nav/Com, ADF, $69,000 OBO. 250-426-3312 Cranbrook BC transponder, dual intercom, always han2003 DIAMOND DA20-C1; 2006 Diamond gared Eston, SK. call 306-962-7795. DA20-C1. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB. LOOKING FOR AN AIRCRAFT? We have extensive experience importing aircraft since 1978. We will help you find and import the aircraft of your dreams. Thomas Aircraft Maintenance, Edmonton, AB., 780-451-5473,

BUYING TRACTOR CATALOGUES, bro- 1965 SPORT FURY, 2dr. hard top, buckets, chures, manuals, calendars, etc. Edmonton console, 318 wide block, $5000. Phone Keith at 306-532-4892, Wapella, SK. WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calv- AB. Barry 780-921-3942, 780-903-3432. ing/ foaling barn cameras, video surveil- NEW TRACTOR PARTS and quality en- OLD MOTORCYCLES or parts wanted, lance, rear view cameras for RV’s, trucks, gine rebuild kits, tractor service manuals, any cond., size or make, 1979 or older. combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. instructive repairs, also owner’s manuals. W i l l p i c k u p , p a y c a s h . C a l l W e s M o u n t e d o n m a g n e t . C a l g a r y, A B . O u r 3 8 t h y e a r. 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 5 3 . 403-936-5572 anytime, Calgary, AB. 403-616-6610, WANTED: 1969 OR 1970 Mercury Meteor 2- IHC FARMALL C’s, new back rubber, L e m o y n e c a r , a n y c o n d i t i o n . both run good, $3000 each. 1020 McCor- 306-825-3065, Lloydminster, SK. mick Deering, runs good, $1000. 705 MM, REDONE 1959 EDSEL, always inside, ofstuck, good rubber, good tin, $1000. 706 fers. Call 306-365-4216 or wbw@saskMM parts tractor, $700. 306-865-3682 eves, Hudson Bay, SK. MUST SELL 1940 Cletrac crawler model 1953 IH FARMALL Super M row crop trac- 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., ED42, diesel, in good running condition. tor, great shape. 306-788-2028, Marquis, 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 Only 200 built. $5,500 OBO. 306-781-4962 SK. GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. eves., Pilot Butte, SK. WANTED: COCKSHUTT TRACTORS, espe- Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. TUNE-RITE TRACTOR PARTS: New cially 50, 570 super and 20, running or parts for old tractors. Tires, decals, repro- not, equipment, brochures, manuals and duction parts, antiques and classic. West- memorabilia. We pick up at your farm. Jim WANTED: 1928 to 1934 FORDS any condiern Canada Steiner dealer. Don Ellingson, Harkness, RR4, Harriston, ON., N0G 1Z0, tion. Contact Mark or Rod toll free at: 1-888-807-7878. 1-877-636-0005, Calgary, AB. 519-338-3946, fax: 519-338-2756. WANTED: 1947 FORD one ton with metANTIQUE TRACTORS: Large assortment of JD’s: 620, R’s, D’s, G’s, 80. 50 to choose ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaran- a l b o x , f a i r b o d y s h a p e . P h o n e teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. 780-645-3503, St. Paul, AB. from. 204-522-8140, Melita, MB. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, 1 9 5 0 J D M r e s t o r e d , 3 P T H . Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. 306-654-2096, Prudhomme, SK. BORDER CITY COLLECTOR SHOW, LOOKING FOR a MH 555 GAS TRACTOR. Lloydminster, SK-AB, March 10-11, 2012. Was purchased at a farm auction in Taber, Featuring antiques, farm toys, dolls and AB in early 1980’s. Anyone knowing its who knows what else? Mark your calendar whereabouts or have any info on it email now. We’re celebrating our 20th year with or call 403-427-0057. 1948 CHEV 1/2 ton, 5 window, partial res- more space available for exhibitors in the ALLIS CHALMERS W.F. tractor, $2500; toration, on Monte Carlo frame, have all recently renovated Stockade Convention Minneapolis UTS, $1500; Ford N8, $2000; sheet metal, corner glass, set of buckets, C e n t r e . F o r i n f o c o n t a c t D o n a t Old grain tanks, rebuilt boxes, $1500 each. etc., $3000 OBO. 306-735-7787, Lang- 306-825-3584 or Brad at 780-846-2977. L o o k i n g fo r t w i n e fo r o l d b i n d e r s . bank, SK, For doll info call Deb at 780-875-8485. 403-534-2482, Arrowwood, AB. 1967 PLYMOUTH FURY III, 2 dr., 383 mo- WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales broMODEL 60 JOHN DEERE, excellent, tor; 1967 Plymouth VIP, 2 dr., 318 motor. chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, Phone 306-228-9111, Unity, SK. Saskatoon, SK. $3000. 306-354-2533, Mazenod, SK.

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LICENCE PLATES, pre-50’s, all prairie provinces, purchased by collector. Please e m a i l J o h n M R o b e r t s @ S h a w. C a 250-477-4127, Victoria, BC. WANTED: FARMER WOULD like to buy an old, working water pumping windmill, must be complete, tower included. To be used on my small acreage, not for resale. Will dismantle and pick up. 250-546-6291, Armstrong, BC.

USED ZAMBONI AND Olympia ice resurfers for sale. Parts, sales and service. 403-830-8603, 403-271-9793, Calgary, AB SKATING RINK ICE LEVELERS. 4- 3 PTH units from $500 and up, 2- self propelled units. 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB.

SHELDON’S HAULING, Haul all farm equipment, air drills and swathers. 306-961-9699 Prince Albert SK

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A nnualG eneralM eeting and Convention presenting: Baxter Black, cow boy poet and hum orist. February 10, 2012 D elta H otel, Regina. Saturday Breakfast CallSAA office at: 306-441-2265 fax:306-445-2258 for m ore info: Em ail:saskauctioneers@ BAXTER BLACK coming to Regina, SK, Friday, February 10, 2012. For more info., contact the SAA at 306-441-2265.

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McSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD., Unreserved Indoor Auction, Favorite Transport Ltd., Sat, Jan. 14th at 10 AM. Winnipeg, MB, 111 Cordite Rd. All equip. well maintained and safetied, wet kits, 500,000 to 1,000,000. 9 highway tractors: Mack 2007, 2005; Western Star 1997 to 2004; 1995 Ford 9000 tandem w/gravel B&H; 2001 GMC Sierra 2500, 4x4; 4 gravel trailers, end dumps, tandems: 11 Canuck RTrack ox450; 2008 East RTAC A1; 2003 Arnes RTrack; 1998 Arnes RTrack. Along w/tools, related shop items, large amt. parts. Go to web full listing, pics, maintenance records, Contact Derek 204-771-1771. Stuart McSherry, 204-467-1858, 204-886-7027. PBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign now. Next sale January 28, 9:00 AM. PBR, 1 0 5 - 7 1 s t S t . We s t , S a s k at o o n , S K . , 306-931-7666.


TRUCK PARTS: 1/2 ton to 3 ton; Gas and diesel engines; 4 and 5 speed trans.; single and 2 speed axles; B&H, 13’-18’; and many other parts. Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300.

2005 DOEPKER TRI-AXLE, air ride, 3 hop- TOPGUN TRAILER SALES Custom built per, Michael’s tarp, excellent condition. “For those who demand the best.” Agassiz $40,000. 780-336-5555, Viking, AB. trailers (enclosed) and Precision trailers (open cargo). 1-855-255-0199, Moose 2010 DOEPKER 36’, air ride, 24.5 rubber, Jaw, SK. fenders, load lights, less than 10,000 kms. WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 306-592-4524 306-563-8144 Buchanan SK tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4’s, vans, SUV’s. Also large selection of Cummins diesel motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or Calgary1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We have everything, almost. TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, GRAIN NEW TRI-AXLE TWO hopper Cornhusker Churchbridge, SK. all aluminum empty weight 11,000 lbs. 2012 W IL SO N TAND E M S.............IN STOC K SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS, Wey- 46’, 102” wide, air ride, 77” sides. Cash 2012 W IL SO N SU PE R B burn, SK, 306-842-2641. Used car and Clear-out, $45,500. Yellowhead Sales, & TRID E M ......................................IN STOC K truck parts, light to heavy. We buy scrap 306-783-2899, Yorkton, SK. USED GRAIN iron and non-ferrous metals. 2012 W IL SO N TAND E M 1999 LOADLINE 30’ end dump grain trailer WRECKING: Large selection trucks, SUV’s, with 1988 International S2500, 13 spd, 2011 W IL SO N TAND E M vans, lots of trucks, 1/2- 3 tons. Call with great shape, $30,000, will sell separately. 2008 W IL SO N SU PE R B your needs 306-821-0260, Lloydminster, D e l o r a i n e , M B , 2 0 4 - 7 4 7 - 3 2 5 0 o r 2004 CASTL E TO N SU PE R B SK. Email 204-747-2540. 1998 W IL SO N TRIAX L E We ship anywhere! 2007 LODE KING Super B Prestige, alum. VARIETY OF U SED G RAIN AVAILABLE ONE OF SASK’s largest inventory of used wheels inside and out, auto greasers, REN TALS AVAILABLE heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel mo- $57,500. 306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK. tors and transmissions and differentials for all makes! Can Am Truck Export Ltd., 36’ TANDEM LODE-KING PRESTIGE, hopper bottom, 2004, exc. cond., extra 1-800-938-3323. mud flaps, dual cranks, load lights, open HIGH CAPACITY HYD. wet kit, never been ends, pintle hitch, farm use only, $29,000. used, $4500. 403-934-4880, Strathmore, 306-776-2394, 306-537-0615, Rouleau, SK AB. GOOSEN ECK S SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE 2012 W IL SO N 20’& 24’,..............IN STOC K Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park 2006 W IL SO N PSGN -5724T New and used parts available for 3 tonhighway tractors including custom built LIV ESTOCK tandem converters and wet kits. All truck 2012 W IL SO N GRO U ND L O AD ON ORD ER makes/models bought and sold. Shop ser2008 W IL SO N PSD CL -402 vice available. Specializing in repair and 2005 W IL SO N GRO U ND L O AD custom rebuilding for transmissions and differentials. Now offering driveshaft USED GRAV EL repair and assembly from passenger 2008 CASTL E TO N CRO SS GATE vehicles to heavy trucks. For more info 2009 TIMPTE grain trailer, 41’, ag hoppers, EQUIPM EN T call 306-668-5675 or 1-800-667-3023. new brakes, drums, exc. cond., new tarp, 2012 M U V-AL L D O U BL E DL #914394 $ 2 9 , 9 0 0 . C a n d e l i v e r. M B s a f e t y. & SINGL E D RO PS........................IN STOC K 2004 M U VAL L 5370SF TD VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, 1997 DOEPKER SUPER B, all aluminum. DECK S 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. Good shape with safety, $32,500. Tre- 2012 W IL SO N STE P & F L AT D E CK S herne, MB. 204-526-7680. ..........................................................IN STOC K 2008 LODE-KING TRIDEM bulker, two 2012 W IL SO N AD 1080 48’ 2006 FORD F450, 4x2, 24 passenger bus, hopper $35,000 OBO. Call 780-876-0634, d i e s e l e n g i n e i n o p e r a b l e . $ 2 , 0 0 0 . Debolt, AB. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. 2005 ADVANCE SUPER B, good shape, SCHOOL BUSES, 20 to 72 pass., 1991 low miles; 2005 Lode King Super B, low and up, $2500 and up. Phoenix Auto, m i l e s , e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n . C a l l 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. 306-858-2300, Lucky Lake, SK. DL 320074 2009 TIMPTE full alum. Super B grain trailers, fully loaded w/24.5 rubber, LED lights and full stainless fenders, under 20,000 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, new tires, kms, exc. cond, like new, $82,500 OBO. brakes, wipers and serpentine belt. Runs Rick or Jeff 306-322-4569, Rose Valley, SK very well, 200,000 kms, blue w/black interior, 4 spd. auto. $2,000. 306-690-5131 2001 CASTLETON Super B. New tarps, tires and brakes. Good condition. $30,000 OBO. Moose Jaw, SK. 403-572-3700, Drumheller, AB. M oose Ja w (877) 999-7402 2005 ULTIMATE EDITION Grand Marquis Bria n Griffin, Ha rv ey V a n D e Sype, LS, leather, only 22,000 kms, premium, 1 2006 36’ CASTLETON tandem axle open John Ca rle owner, tax paid, $14,900. Cam-Don Motors end grain trailer, 76” side walls. Esterhazy, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. SK. 306-745-2415 or 306-745-7168. Sa sk a toon (866) 278-2636 2008 WILSON ALUMINUM, tandem axle, D a nny Ta ta ryn |Cell: 306-260-4209 41’, Sherlock tarp, anti lock brakes, tires and brakes 90%. $35,000. 780-336-5555, Viking, AB. FUL L L IN E W IL SO N D EAL ER 1991 LODE-KING B-train grain trailers, W ESTER N CAN AD A’S ON LY 2010 CANCADE DAKOTA CONVEYOR good strong unit, $12,500. 403-304-0529, F ULL LIN E M UV -ALL D EALER Tridem trailer, two hopper split four Red Deer, AB. ways. Used for one season, fully loaded. WANTED: 40’ tandem aluminum grain CH ECK U S O U T AT Works great for loading air seeder, con- trailer in excellent condition for $20,000 or w w w .go ld en w esttra m veyor removable for rest of season. best. 306-675-4450, Ituna, SK. Fina ncing Av a ila ble, 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. Com p etitiv e Ra tes O.A.C. 2009 LODE-KING PRESTIGE tridem grain 2008 DOEPKER SUPER B Bulker, avail. trailer. Never been driven in snow or salt. mid December, great shape. Also in stock, 1997 DOEPKER 55’ tri-axle machinery trailLess than 5000 kms, as new condition, 2012 Super B grain trailers; 2012 Doepker er, single drop, alum. pullouts to 13’, hyd. c/w 8” steel Michel’s hopper auger, Super B flats and dropdecks w/beavertail tail, self-contained hyds., winch, tri-drive flip ramps in stock. Many more used and ready, $52,500. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB. $50,000. 780-618-5538, Grimshaw, AB. new 2012 trailers arriving daily, many colors to choose from. 1-800-665-6317 More 2007 DAKOTA ALUMINUM Super B grain trailer; 2000 Doepker steel tridem grain details avail. at trailer; 1991 Fabrex alum. tridem, walking floor, bulk; 2-1991 Arne’s steel hyd. push off trailers; 1987 trail mobile alum. tridem NEW BLUEHILLS GOOSENECK stock, 18’, end dump. 204-764-2449, Hamiota, MB. $11,700; 16’, $10,900. Call 306-445-5562, UNUSED 2012 BWS 27’ end dump tandem Delmas, SK. air ride, elec. tarp, 11R22.5 radials; 2001 1998 MERRIT tandem axle cattle liner. Air Freightliner Century, 475 Detroit, 18 spd., ride, nose decking, dog house, good floor A/T/C, wet kit, Beacons, roo-bar, 42” flatin nice condition. $19,500 OBO. Call top bunk, Sask. safetied. Asking $75,000. See it at 306-621-0425, Yorkton, SK. Shawn 306-662-2002, Maple Creek, SK.

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TWO SETS 2010 LODE-KING PRESTIGE Super B grain bulkers, custom lights and custom paint, fully loaded, lift axles, alum. rims. load/unload lights, good rubber, black and pewter color, $75,000 each OBO. Call 306-692-1999, Moose Jaw, SK. SANDBLAST AND PAINT your grain trail- NEW 24x7’ MERRITT stock with rolling ers, boxes, flatdecks and more. We use in- front divider. Call Darin 204-526-7407, dustrial undercoat and paint. Can zinc coat Cypress River, MB. DL #4143. for added rust protection. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Prairie Sandblasting and Painting, 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK.



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2007 LODE-KING AHE Super B bulker, air ride, 24.5 powder coat rims, full mud flap pkg, alum. fenders, tow hooks, inner load lights, Michel’s tarp, low miles, fresh safety, white and silver in colour, $65,000. 306-298-2012, Val Marie, SK. 2004 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailers. Safetied until Sept 2012, 24.5 rubber, new tarps, new dual cranks, bearings and sprockets on all 4 hoppers. Excellent cond. 306-587-7909, Pennant, SK.

2009 FEATHERLITE 24’x7’ livestock trailer model 8127, two combo rolling/slam gates, 2 new tires and 2 with low miles. Asking $17,800. 780-662-2639, 780-718-6372, Tofield, AB. 7 X 20 FEATHERLITE STOCK TRAILER, immaculate, less than 2500 miles. Phone 306-528-4422, Nokomis, SK. 1998 16’ BERGEN, $4500. 306-747-3185, Shellbrook, SK.

USED MUV-ALL TRAILER, 4860’ model, $24,900. Contact Maple Farm Equipment, 306-783-9459, Yorkton, SK. 2001 MANAC 48’ stepdeck, wood deck, exc. tires; 2001 Wilson 41’ grain trailer, exc. shape. 204-534-7651, Boissevain, MB


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2007 MACHINERY TRAILER, 40’, front load, pintle hitch, hyd. side extensions to 13’, 40,000 lb dual axles w/air brakes. Call for more info. 403-782-1009 Lacombe, AB. 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 26’, beavertail, 2x7000 lb. axles, low usage. $6400 OBO. 403-823-1894, Morin, AB.

QUALITY USED/CLEARANCE TRAILERS Enclosed, flat decks, dumps. Used aluminum 63” x 10’ utility trailer, removable stone guards/ramps, LED lights, 13” tires. Like new! $2,200. Call Flaman Trailers 2008 2500 SILVERADO crewcab, 6.6 Dura306-934-2121, Saskatoon, SK., or visit max dsl., 4x4 auto, safetied, running boards, remote start, 212,000 kms. 204-523-4617, Killarney, MB.

Call for a quote Andres specializes in the sales, service and rental of agricultural and commercial trailers. Fina nc ing Is Ava ila ble! Ca ll Us Toda y!

2011 ARNES GRAVEL trailer, air ride, 3 axle, like new condition, manual tarp, tires and brakes- 95%, $49,900. Can deliver. 2 0 4 - 7 4 3 - 2 3 2 4 C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B .

RPM Automotive Sundre: 1-888-638-4525 Automan Trailers Prince Albert: 1-800-252-0840 Smyl RV: St. Paul: 1-800-522-4105 F.M. Trailer World Vulcan, AB: 1-877-205-1999 Strathmore, AB: 403-934-6833

1999 DOEPKER SUPER B flatdeck trailer, new tires, air ride. Phone 204-825-7886, Manitou, MB.

NORBERT 26’ LIVESTOCK trailer, triple ax- WAYNE’S TRAILER REPAIR. Specializing le, steel floor. Call 306-961-4682, Prince in aluminum livestock trailer repair. Blaine Lake, SK, 306-497-2767. SGI accredited. Albert, SK. MR. B’s TRAILER SALES, Norberts and Rainbow, lease to own. Ph. 306-773-8688, Swift Current, SK.

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2008 DODGE 3500 mega cab, single wheel, just over 100,000 kms., warranty remaining, fully loaded, lady driven. Dealer maintained. Very nice truck. Serious calls ALS O AV AILABLE only. 306-961-2777, Prince Albert, SK. S tep Decks, HiBo ys, Freight 2007 DODGE 3500 HD dually, crewcab, 4 V a n s, S to ra ge Un its a n d Jo b site WD, 6.7 Cummins dsl, 6 spd manual trans, Tra ilers & M o re Laramie, loaded, heated leather, sunroof, chrome pkg, Jake brake, all new tires, W EBSITE trailer pkg., 174,927 kms. SK truck. Phone w w w.lacom 204-564-2527, Shellmouth, MB. GOOD TRAILERS, REASONABLY priced. 2007 DODGE DIESEL, 4x4, quad cab, LaraTandem axle, gooseneck, 8-1/2x24’, Bea- m i e p k g . , 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 k m s , $ 2 7 , 9 0 0 . vertail and ramps, 14,000 GVW, $6900; or 780-990-8412, Edmonton, AB. triple axle, $7900. All trailers custom built from 2000 to 20,000 lbs., DOT approved. Call Dumonceau Trailers, 306-796-2006, Central Butte, SK.


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2008 3500 DUALLY Silverado crewcab, 6.6 Duramax dsl., 4x4 auto, safetied, new tires, running boards, hidden 5th wheel hitch, sprayed-in boxliner, remote start, deluxe ext. mirrors, 170,000 kms. 204-523-4617, Killarney, MB. 2010 DODGE RAM quad cab 4x4, eco eng., 98,000 kms. Nice truck! $20,300. Phone 306-291-6909, Saskatoon, SK. 2011 F350 SUPER DUTY XLT, 6.7 dsl., $42,000; 2009 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.4 diesel, $26,000; 2008 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.4 diesel, $25,000; 2007 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.0 diesel, $22,000. All trucks are crewcabs, shortbox, 4x4. All have been through shop and ready to go. Financing available. Warranty on all trucks. Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK.

2003 DODGE LARAMIE 2500, loaded, diesel, 4x4, 5th wheel hitch, vg cond. 216,000 kms, $22,000. 306-228-3172, Unity, SK. 2004 CHEV SILVERADO, 2 WD 1/2 ton, ext. cab, all equipped, 1 owner, avg 18,000 kms/yr., driven by senior. Spotless cond., $9,500. 306-233-7889, Cudworth, SK 2004 FORD F-150 XLT, 4x4, extended cab, blue w/tan interior. Real nice truck, 176,000 kms. Runs and drives like a top. $12,995. Saskatoon, SK. Call Martin or Michael 306-343-0362, 2005 FORD F-350 LARIAT, tan leather interior. Only 136,000 kms, runs and drives beautifully. Local trade. PST is paid. Call Michael or Martin at 306-343-0362, Saskatoon, SK. 2006 FORD F-150, 2WD, extended cab, long box, small rear quad doors, 4.2 L, air, auto., 177,000 kms, $7500. 306-220-7741, Saskatoon, SK, 2006 FORD F350, super duty, dsl., 4x4, long box, crew cab, vg cond, 148,000 kms, genuine reason for sale. AB and SK taxes paid. $22,800. 780-852-5750, Jasper, AB.

COMPONENTS FOR TRAILERS, Build, Repair and Manufacture. Free freight. See ATTENTION: READY FOR sale/lease, 2007 “The Book 2011” page 165. DL Parts For Wilson Brute 48’ alum. combo stepdeck, Trailers, 1-877-529-2239, sliding front axle, ratchets, new 22.5 rubber, new safety, $26,900. Financing info, PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and Gord 306-934-4445, Saskatoon, SK., bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest now 306-242-2508 own the best. Hoffart Services, 306-957-2033, 24’ GOOSENECK TRI-AXLE, 21,000 lbs., DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers $6490. Bumper pull tandem equipment: Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. 18’, 14,000 lbs., $3975; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3090; 16’, 7000 lbs., $2650. Factory diSK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. rect. 1-888-792-6283. 1999 FORD F-250 Lariat, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, DOUBLE DROP LOWBEDS: Tandems, triaxles, detachables, 30-60 ton, $10,000 to AFFORDABLE TRAILERS. Call Larry at auto. Call 306-542-4498 or 306-542-7325, Kamsack, SK. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. $35,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.


2003 FORD F250, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, ext. cab, w/lift kit, good shape, $9900. Call 306-662-8923, Golden Prairie, SK. 2003 GMC 2500 HD 4x4, dsl., good cond. Phone 306-679-4723, Burstall, SK.


COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL MFG. for grain box pkgs., decks, gravel boxes, HD combination grain and silage boxes, pup trailers, frame alterations, custom paint, complete service. Visit our plant at Humboldt, SK or call 306-682-2505 for prices.

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403-977-1624 1981 FORD F600, 16’ steel B&H, roll tarp, 8.2L Cummins diesel, good cond., $13,000. 306-592-4700, Canora, SK. 1984 MACK TANDEM grain truck, 20’ B&H, new trans. and clutch, good condition. 403-552-3753, Kirriemuir, AB. 1988 IHC 2500, single axle, L10 Cummins, 10 spd., Jake, 18’ CBI box, Michel’s tarp, remote hoist and endgate, exc. cond., $23,000. 403-337-2815, Carstairs, AB. 2003 FREIGHTLINER FL80 tandem, 7 spd., Cat diesel, air ride, 20’ ultracel BH&T, low miles, US rust free truck, $57,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 2005 IH 9400 w/IFX Cummins 10 spd Autoshift, 12’s and 40’s, A/C, Jake, cruise, alum. wheels, 20’ BH&T, very nice truck, $57,500; 2007 Freightliner, 450 HP Mercedes, 10 spd., Autoshift w/clutch, 20’ BH&T, rear controls, A/T/C, jakes, 12/40 axles, alum. wheels, $68,500; 2001 Mack 460 HP Mack engine, 10 spd., Autoshift w/clutch, A/T/C, alum. wheels, 20’ BH&T, rear controls, 8 new rear tires, $53,500; 2003 IH 9200, Cat 400 HP, 18 spd., new 18’ BH&T, rear controls, $51,500; 2001 Western Star, ISX Cummins, 10 spd., 19-1/2’ BH&T, rear controls, $49,500; 1998 IH 9200, N14 Cummins, 460 HP, 13 s p d . , n ew 2 0 ’ B H & T, r e a r c o n t r o l s , $46,500; 2010 36’ grain trailer, air ride, alum. wheels, new cond., $33,500. All trucks safetied. Trades accepted. Arborfield, SK. Ph 306-276-7518, 306-862-1575 or 306-767-2616. DL #906768. 2005 INTERNATIONAL 9900 Eagle, new 20’ CIM B&H, 10 spd., UltraShift, excellent condition. 306-621-1631, Yorkton, SK. 2005 T800 KENWORTH c/w sleeper, 60,000 orig. kms, as new; 2005 Doepker SUPER B grain trailer, 60,000 kms, like new; 1993 GMC Topkick, new B&H, 60,000 kms. 204-665-2360, Melita, MB. 2006 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA, daycab, 475 HP C13 Cat, Eaton autoshift, will accommodate 20’ grain box, very clean unit. Polished Alloy rims, 80% rubber, asking $32,900. Will include 20’ Cancade Mono body box w/scissor hoist and Michel’s roll tarp for an extra $20,000. Call Farmer Vern Truck Sales, 204-724-7000, Brandon, MB.

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N OW AV AIL ABL E: N EW ! 2012 K en w o rth T370, T a n d em -a xle gra in tru ck, 300hp , a u to , 14.6/40, n ew CIM gra in b o x N EW ! 2012 K en w o rth T8 00, 38” AC b u n k, IS X 525hp , 18 s p d , 14.6/46, 11r24.5, lo ck u p s , 220” w b N ew ! 2012 K en w o rth T440, T a n d em -a xle gra vel tru ck, 300hp , a u to , 16/40, n ew 15’ CIM b o x 2010 K en w o rth T8 00 EDC , IS X 500hp , 14.6/46, 3.73 ra tio , fu ll lo ck u p s , 675,000 – 693,000 km s 2 left o n ly 2008 K en w o rth T8 00 EDC , IS X 485hp , 18 s p d , 12S ’40, 4.10 ra tio , 165” w b , PD & T C, lo w km s 2008 K en w o rth T8 00 EDC , G ra in T ru ck, IS X 485hp , 18 s p d , 12/s u p er 40 a xles , 4.10 ra tio , tra c cn tr a n d PD lo ck, 836,000 km s , n ew lo a d lin e gra in b o x, b o x a n d ca b p a in ted to m a tch 2008 K en w o rth T8 00 Ca b & Cha s s is , C9 CAT 305hp , 10 s p d , 274” w b , 525,000 km s 2007 V o lvo V N L 6 4 Da y Ca b , D16 535hp , 18 s p d , 13.2/46 a xles , 4.30 ra tio , d u a l exha u s t, w etkit, 550,000 km s ** check o u t o u r w eb s ite a t: w w w .cu s to m tru ck .ca fo r o ther u n its , m o re in fo rm a tio n a n d pictu res ** COM IN G S OON : 2007 K en w o rth T8 00 38 : ACAF b u n k, IS X 530hp , 14.6/46 a xles , 4.10 ra tio , F u ll lo ck u p s , 1,133,700 km s 4 – 2006 K en w o rth T300 ta n d em - a xle ca b & cha s s is , IS C 285hp , Au to m a tic, 14.6/40 a xles , X-F u ll S ervice L ea s e u n its , 200,000-265,000 km s CALL FOR PRICING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Saskatoon: 1-800-268-4222 Regina: 1-800-463-9333 Winnipeg: 1-800-850-1411

2010 K en w o rth T-6 00, IS X 500 H P 13 S p d ., S u p er 40’s On ly 495,000 K m As kin g. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 5,000 COM IN G S OON (2) 2009 V o lvo 6 30’s , D13, 485 H P, 18 S p d , F u ll L o ckers , 46,000 Rea rs , 500,000 K m , E xten d ed E n gin e W a rra n ties . 2009 V o lvo V N L 6 4T, Da y Ca b , Cu m m in s IS X 485 H P,13 S p d ., 46,000 Rea rs , 165” W heel Ba s e, Rem o va b le Ro o fF a rin g, Po lis hed Alu m in u m W heels , New Ca m . 2007 Freightlin er Co lu m b ia , S -60 450 H P 13 S p d . 12& 40’s 11r24.5 T ires Alu m in u m Rim s 795,000 K m . . . . $46 ,000

Regin a , S K 1-800-667-0466 S a s ka to o n , S K 1-888-242-7988 1988 INTERNATIONAL S2500, 13 spd, w/30’ Loadline end dump grain trailer, great shape, $30,000, will sell separately. 204-747-3250 or 2047-747-2540, Deloraine, MB. 1992 PETERBILT 357 tandem, 525 HP, Cat, 10 spd.w/4 spd. auxilary, AC, air ride, kms, Braden winch, vg, only 2008 GMC 8500 w/20’ Cancade grain box. 615,000 14,700 front axle, 40,000 rear axle, auto- $24,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. matic, loaded w/options, 20,000 kms., 1993 PETERBILT 379 tandem, 425 HP, $87,999 OBO. Ed Bergen 204-736-2278, Cat, 15 spd., air ride, AC, exc. cond., safeSanford, MB. tied, $24,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. AUTOMATICS, AUTOMATICS, 2005- 1996 FREIGHTLINER 120 Detroit motor, 2006 FL Columbias, new 20’ B&H, $50,000. new safety, $9,000. 306-821-6044, Lloydminster, SK. 306-563-8765, 306-563-4160, Canora, SK. AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #316588.

1999 INSULATED C TRAIN tanker, SS to ground, air ride, alum. rims, new safety, 42,000 liters, $55,000 OBO. 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK.


2000 WESTERN STAR, 475 Cat, 13 spd., heavy spec, 12x46, double lock, new AC pump, alternator and rubber. $20,000+ spent on powertrain in last 10,000 kms. Engine and bunk heater. Looks and runs great, $37,500. 306-272-7729 or 306-272-3929, Foam Lake, SK 2002 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA, day cab, C12 Cat, 10 speed, air ride, air cond., premium, no rust, Calif. truck only $34,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 2002 INTERNATIONAL 9900i w/475 Cat, 72” bunk, new tires, fresh safety; Also 2007 Lode King Super B Prestige w/auto greaser, alum. wheels. 306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK. 2002 STERLING 400 Cat, 9 spd., single axle, only, $14,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 2003 INT. 9200i, IXS Cummins, 435 HP, 13 speed, 12 fronts, 40 rears, air ride, highrise bunk, 1,300,000 kms, safetied to Feb./12, very good tires, pro-heat, 197” WB, all work orders, very clean, $24,000. 403-308-1450, Coaldale, AB. 2005 379 PETERBILT, premium condition, 870,000 kms, 565 Cummins, super 40’s. 780-990-8412, Edmonton, AB. 2005 FREIGHTLINER FLD120 SE, flattop sleeper, 515 Detroit, 18 spd., Super 40 r e a r s , f r e s h S a s k . s a fe t y, $ 3 1 , 0 0 0 . 306-325-2021, Lintlaw SK. DL #304675. 2005 PETERBILT 379L, metallic black, 63” stand-up bunk, 244” WB, leather int., 475 Cat, 18 spd., alum. rims, tires over 50% all around, 1 year drivetrain warranty remaining, 7” donkey ear exhaust, $65,000 OBO. 306-692-1999, Moose Jaw, SK. 2006 PETERBILT 379L, red, 70” standup bunk, fridge, leather int., 570,000 miles, 475 Cat, 18 spd., 3-way diff locks, alum. rims, full stainless fenders, 6” stacks, 1 year drivetrain warranty remaining, 250” WB, rubber over 50%, $72,000 OBO. 306-692-1999, Moose Jaw, SK. 2007 FLD120 SD FREIGHTLINER, day cab, 515 Detroit, 18 spd., Super 40 rears, new rubber, fresh Sask. safety, $39,500. 306-325-2021, Lintlaw SK. DL #304675. 2007 FREIGHTLINER CLASSIC, 515 Detroit, 3-way lockers, 70” mid-roof, 24.5 rubber, 770,000 kms, asking $58,000. Call Dave 306-536-0548, Rouleau, SK. 2007 WESTERN STAR, 515 Detroit, 18 spd, 46 rears, 72 in bunk, fridge, herd moose bumper, 4” T&E crude oil pump, under 600 kms, fresh safety, ready for work. $65,000. 306-648-2937, Gravelbourg, SK.

1993 IHC NAVISTAR feed truck, 43,000 kms, IHC 466 eng., auto trans., new recap tires c/w 2002 Knight 3050 feed box, commercial grade heavy augers, hyd. slide unload gate, scales both sides read out as well in the cab, 500 cu. ft. mixing capacity, 10,000 lb. rolled grain. Excellent condition! Always stored inside! $42,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1996 KENWORTH 9000 gravel truck, with B&H, needs work. located in Saskatoon, SK. Call 306-821-6044. 6x6 IHC PAYSTAR 5000, 466 diesel Allison auto, double frame, low miles. For sale or trade. 306-267-4552, Coronach, SK. 2003 F350 SD Lariat, crewcab, 4x4, 161,000 kms, 6L dsl., auto, 2010 Courtney Berg Industries hydra deck, $28,500. 306-447-2160, Lake Alma, SK.

MUST SELL! NEW, never constructed, TORO steel straight wall steel building. 32’Wx60’Lx18’H with 16’x14’ overhead garage door opening. Incl. 6 skylights and blue prints w/pkg. Reduced from $29,500; Now $27,500. Jan Martin 306-374-2733 work or 306-260-9560 cell, Saskatoon, SK. STEEL BUILDINGS: Reduced Factory Inventory: 30x36- Reg $15,850, Now $ 1 2 , 6 0 0 3 6 x 5 8 - R e g $ 2 1 , 9 0 0 , N ow $18,800; 48x96- Reg $48,700, Now $41,900; 81x130- Reg $121,500, Now $103,900. Source # 1NC. 800-964-8335.

FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. Management Group for all your borrowing and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Regina, SK. DEBTS, BILLS AND charge accounts too high? Need to resolve prior to spring? Call us to develop a professional mediation plan, resolution plan or restructuring plan. Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. NEED A LOAN? Own farmland? Bank says no? If yes to above three call 1-866-405-1228, Calgary, AB.

PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. Moving all types and sizes of buildings. SURPLUS GOVERNMENT TRUCKS and Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK. BANDSAW BLADES: wood, metal, meat, custom made. Steelmet Supply, Saskaequipment. 3/4 ton-5 ton, cab and chas- toon, 1-800-667-3046. sis, service trucks, bucket trucks, etc. ARE and Range Rider canopies and service MEAT SHOP FOR SALE: Very busy cuscaps. tom cutting, sausage making meat shop. Saskatoon, SK., 306-668-2020 DL#90871. Call 306-441-7569 or 306-445-6652 for more information. Battleford, SK. GOVERNMENT GRANTS, LOANS for new and existing farms and businesses. 1-800-226-7016 ext. 10. RETIREMENT SALE: Available June FARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS 2012! Ready for production. Approximately We also specialize in: Crop insurance ap100 beehives in good equipment, a limited peals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; number of nucs, Approx. 350 full depth su- Custom operator issues; Equipment malpers with white comb, 50 frame Maxant function. Qualified Agrologist on staff. Call extractor, wax melter, Ford F-250 4x4 Su- Back-Track Investigations for assistance 1981 FORD CEMENT TRUCK, Detroit, 239 per Duty w/hyd tailgate, etc. Contact Larry regarding compensation, 1-866-882-4779. HP, HD dsl. eng., 13 spd. trans., HD front Richardson 306-374-8130, Saskatoon, SK. and rear ends, exc. running cond., really Email: good shape. Asking $28,500. Simmie, SK. A GREAT BUSINESS opportunity is waiting Phone 306-741-2204. for you! An established business in a stable 2006 KENWORTH T800, C15 Cat, Allison farming community which is now booming auto, elec. tarp, 350,000 kms, plumbed for with oil is waiting for you. Once an operapup, good rubber, good condition, been tional hotel, now fully functioning pub and COLLIE CREEK CATTLE. Will custom winter u s e d t o h a u l g r ave l , $ 6 9 , 0 0 0 O B O. grill that homes a SGLA franchise store feed calves on alfalfa silage ration and can and light convenience store. Comes also grass calves for summer 2012. Excel306-531-8720, Lipton, SK. equipped with many extras such as cater- lent pasture, rotational grazing. Can feed ing equipment and all the fixings. New sid- a n d g r a s s 4 0 0 - 5 0 0 h e a d . C a l l E d ing, in the heart of town, with several sup- 306-696-7461, Broadview, SK. NEW 2011 DODGE Durango, 4x4, 32 MPG, porting businesses in the surrounding 283 HP, $35,995. Buy for 0 down, $210 bi- area. Located in Dodsland, SK, this labor of weekly. Wynyard, SK. love is just getting busier. Please email for any inquir- CUSTOM HAY HAULING Sask Valley Phone 1-800-667-4414. ies or call 306-356-2067. Serious inquiries Farm Ltd. can haul your hay for you! We only please. haul 34 round bales, on a 53’ stepdeck COUNTRY HOTEL FOR SALE, 1 hour trailer. Competitive rates. 306-931-3268, 2000 FREIGHTLINER 28’ flat deck tan- northwest from Saskatoon, SK. For more Saskatoon, SK. dem truck, Cat diesel, 8 spd., air ride, AC, info. call 306-227-5552. TIM’S TOWING: Heavy and light towing, no rust, California truck, 157,000 miles, boosting and recovery, scrap removal. $28,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. WELL-ESTABLISHED corral and feed- 306-269-7556, Foam Lake, SK. lot cleaning business for sale in south central SK. Complete line of well maintained equipment and extensive clientele list. Serious inquiries only to TAYLOR’S TUB GRINDING, running an 306-484-4444, Govan, SK. H1100 E haybuster. Simpson, SK. Call DO YOU HAVE an empty barn and want Dean 306-963-2264 or 306-946-8530 cell. to raise ducks? For info. ph 780-450-6103, JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster 780-504-5747, Edmonton, AB. with 400 HP, serving Sask. 306-334-2232, Balcarres. 2008 E-250 FORD ext. cargo van, only 28,000 miles, 5.4 gas eng., new MB safety, vg cond., cage behind seat, AC, heat, elec. windows, tow hitch, $17,500 OBO. Can deliver. Phone 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

2008 IH 9900i ISX, Cummins, 470 HP, 18 spd. trans., 238 WB, 40,000 rears, 590,000 BUYING ALL GRADES of bees wax; Also ofkms, MB safety, very good condition, road fering rendering service. Hilbert Honey Co. r e a d y, $ 6 8 , 0 0 0 O B O . C a n d e l i v e r. Ltd. Phone 306-682-3717, Humboldt, SK. 2 0 4 - 7 4 3 - 2 3 2 4 , C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B . WILL DO STYRO block cocoon removal. Maurice Wildeman 306-365-4395, 306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK.

USED BELTING, 12” to 84” wide for feeders and conveyors, lots of 30” 1-1/8” thick for lowbeds in stock. Phone Dave, 780-842-2491 anytime, Wainwright, AB. NEW SHIPMENT OF used belting, various 2009 PETERBILT 389, 550 ISX, w/big l e n g t h s a n d w i d t h s t o 7 0 ” w i d e . rear ends, full 4-way lockers, heavy 18 306-933-9877, Saskatoon, SK. spd., front susp. air bags, loaded, platinum interior, oil field ready, $35,000 crude oil pump, 430,000 kms, $105,000 OBO. 2010 Peterbilt 386, 90,000 kms. 2007 Peterbilt 379, low kms. 204-226-7289, Sanford, MB, A F F O R DA B L E T RU C K S. C a l l L a r r y at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. CEDAR AND PINE LOG CABIN LOGS, T&G V joint paneling. Fir flooring, REPOSSESSED 2009 Freightliner Cascadia, Sidings. special orders. Rouck Bros, Lumby, DD15, 560 HP, 18 spd., 12/46, full lockers, beams, BC. 1-800-960-3388, only 343,000 kms, lots of warranty left and financing available. 306-242-2282, photos DIMENSIONAL HARDWOOD lumber, Saskatoon, SK quarter cut Oak, Elm, Black Walnut, Hickory, Edge Grain Fir, quarter cut Cherry. LimR E P O S S E S S I O N S / L E A S E B A C K S . ited quantity. Inventory at 511- 3rd Street, Phone lines open 24/7. Visit website Davidson, SK. 403-318-7589 (AB cell.) Saskatoon, ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” SK, 306-242-2508. boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, all in stock. Custom sizes on order. Log siding, cove siding, lap siding, shiplap, 1” and 2” tongue and groove. V&R Sawing, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. PINE AND POPLAR: 1” and 2” V-joint, shiplap, log siding, etc. Phone 306-862-5088, Nipawin, SK.

BOOMING BUSINESS in Assiniboia, SK. 3000 sq. ft. car/truck wash with water vending. Completely upgraded and renovated. Low maintenance. $650,000 OBO. C U S TO M G R AV E L C R U S H I N G a n d 306-640-8569. screening, jaw, cone and two triple deck screens. Minimum 25,000 yds. for crushing, will screen any amount within reason. 306-961-2777, Prince Albert, SK. DOG LOVER’S DREAM! Busy pet grooming and pet store in Evansburg, AB. Willing to BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective way to clear land. Four season service, train. Phone 780-727-4080. competitive rates, multiple units. Borysiuk WELL ESTABLISHED AG BUSINESS, Contracting, 306-960-3804, Prince Alsupplement your income with seasonal bert, SK. work, owner retiring, serious inquiries only. Reply to: Box 2008, c/o Western Pro- 4T CONTRACTORS INC. Custom fencing, mulching, corral cleaning and ducer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4. bobcat services. Metal siding and E L E VATO R , B R A DW E L L , S K . Grain roofs. Will do any kind of work. cleaning, drying, and storage facility with 306-329-4485, 306-222-8197, Asestablished customer base, on CN main- quith, SK. line. Serious inquiries only. 306-492-4743. REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’ QUALIFIED SASK. INVESTOR LOOKING $1800; 160x60x14’ $2600; 180x60x14’ for quality investment. Will consider: pur- $3000; 200x60x14’ $3400. Saskatoon, SK, c h a s i n g e x s i s t i n g b u s i n e s s u p t o 306-653-3473, 306-222-8054. $3,000,000 w/management in place, preferably in SK., AB. or southern BC. Partner- MULCHING - TREES, brush, stumps, etc. ship/ joint venture/ silent partner. Please 12 years of enviro friendly mulching. Visit contact BROOKS BUSINESS: FRAMEWAYS. Sup- EXPLOSIVES CONTRACTOR: Beaver plies and services, includes all equipment dams, rocks, stumps. Reasonable rates. and stock. Well established, great location. Northwest Demolition, Radisson, SK. Ideal opportunity to add photo services to Phone 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. s u c c e s s f u l f r a m e s h o p . C a l l B r i a n BUSH CLEARING and dugouts. Dozer and 403-793-4233, Royal Lepage Community trackhoe combo. Perfect winter for it, Realty, 403-362-9700. minimal snow and frozen ground. Serving southern SK. Vos Industries 306-529-1875 OWN YOUR OWN Business. 56 yr old leader in health and wellness industry looking NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, for online trainers. Flexible hrs, work from payloader, Bobcat w/rubber tracks, vertihome. cal beater spreaders. Custom fencing. 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. PROFITABLE GRAVEL Truck Operation in Regina, SK. Newer equipment. Nice facilities. Retiring. $225,000. 306-536-5055. INVESTMENT $300,000, in Saskatoon, SK, high return. Call Pat 306-221-7285. GRADERS CONVERTED to pull MEAT SHOP FOR SALE: Very busy cus- ROAD large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ tom cutting, sausage making meat shop. behind blade widths available. Call C.W. EnterprisCall 306-441-7569 or 306-445-6652 for es, 306-682-3367, 306-231-8358, Hummore information. Battleford, SK. boldt, SK, SKIDSTEER: 2002 Bobcat S250, 1220 hrs, cab with heat; Also two S150’s. Conquest Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK.

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2008 JCB 3CX15 BACKHOE, 4x4, extend-a-hoe, cab, excellent cond., $49,600. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515, N E W 1 0 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A N D 1 2 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; B I G D O G B OX SCRAPER heavy duty, tilt, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high back, 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; available in both widths for up to 5 yd. heap capacity. Starting at $3500. Larger sizes up to 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; also avail. Call for pricing. Phone 204-871-1175, MacGregor, MB.

CONTERRA GRADER for skidsteers and tractors. Excellent for road maintenance, floating and levelling. 518S-SS, $2499. Conterra manufactures over 150 attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882, view online at CAT HYD. EXCAVATOR 322-BL, hyd. thumb, 60â&#x20AC;? cleanup bucket, 42â&#x20AC;? dig bucket, Cat walk. 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. CLIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some 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 . 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 yards, excellent condition; Loader and s c r a p e r t i r e s , c u s t o m c o nv e r s i o n s available; Looking for Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd., Muenster, SK. 306-231-7318 or 306-682-4520. WANTED: WRIST-O-TWIST for 215 Cat excavator. 204-623-5031, The Pas, MB. 950 CAT WHEEL LOADER, 1966, bucket, recent work order sleeves, pistons, bearing and heads, 20.5x25 tires, $21,000; 853 Bobcat, bucket, vg, 12x16.5 tires, recent reman engine, $12,500; 3- 621 Cat motorscrapers, 23H Series, canopy, $25,000 each; 1975 Willock tandem axle drop Low-Boy, WB suspension, 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; neck, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deck, 3â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? beavertail, safetied, $18,500; 1996 Fruehauf lowbed, safetied, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; double drop deck, 30 ton, near new 255x70R22.5 tires, beavertail, $13,500. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, AB. INTRODUCING Komatsu Undercarriage Program. Komatsu offers a full range of undercarriage products for most makes and models of excavators and crawler tractors. SMS Equipment offers complete service with track press and Idler welding capabilities. Call today: 1-800-667-6672 Regina; 1-800-667-4998 Saskatoon. 1990 DEERE 644E loader, complete engine rebuild, new paint, new centre pin and bushing, exc. cond., $34,800; 2002 JCB 170 skidsteer, 2300 hrs., $11,500. 250-431-8162, Creston, B.C. MOOROKA MT800 tracked vehicle, hyd. t i l t d e c k , g o o d r u n n e r, $ 1 4 , 0 0 0 . 780-990-9604, Edmonton, AB. 1979 INTERNATIONAL TD 20 SERIES E crawler, canopy, recent work done on it, good cond. 306-744-2256, Saltcoats, SK. 2005 JCB 535-125 telehandler, 1640 hrs., 8000 lbs. to 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; max lift height, 4x4, 4 wheel selectable steering, powershift trans., front stabilizers, aux. hyd., full cab w/heat, very nice! $61,900. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Excavators, Dozers, Loaders, Compactors, etc. Conquest Equipment, 306 483 2500, Oxbow, SK. REPOSSESSED AND WE need your bids. 2002 D6R XW dozer, gravel wagon, pintle hitch/stiff pole. Financing available. 306-242-2282, Saskatoon, SK. Photos 2005 KOMATSU WA250-5 tool carrier, 5300 hrs., quick coupler, 3.0 yard bucket, forks, 3rd valve, 50% tires, very clean. Call Jerry Ryan 780-915-5426, St Albert, AB.

SURPLUS PLACER GOLD MINING equip., Watson Lake, Yukon area. 10,000 gal. fuel storage tank, rock truck. 306-267-4552. ROME PLOW AND KELLO DISC blades and bearings, 24â&#x20AC;? to 42â&#x20AC;? notched disc blades. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. 2007 JD 410G loader/backhoe, 92 HP turbo, 1398 hrs., 4x4, extend-a-hoe, powershift trans., full cab w/heat, 24â&#x20AC;? digging bucket, very nice!. $69,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB 1981 CASE W20B wheel loader, well maintained, $23,500. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB.



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WANTED: CAT 966C FOR PARTS. Does not have to be running or complete. 306-764-3877 or 306-960-4651, Prince Albert, SK. NEW HD PowerSystem Generators: HDD7000E HD type, 9 HP, dsl., $5330. HDG9000E 15 HP, gas, $3165. Both contractor grade, elec. start, 120/240 service, wheel kit and battery incl., c/w 1 year warranty. Twin tank industrial series Air Compressor HD5510TH, 5.5 Honda, GX160 11.9 CFM at 100 PSI. New w/1yr. warranty, $1200. Phone 306-842-2157 or 306-891-3039, Weyburn, SK. SCRAPERS FOR SALE, Cat, LaPlante, Allis, LeTourneau, converted to hyd., will also do custom conversions. Looking for cable scrapers. Call toll free 1-866-602-4093.

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2005 JLG TELEHANDLER, new tires, factory inspected, G6-42A, 6000 lbs., 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122; reach, aux. hydraulics, looks 10/10, $42,800. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. See video at: 1972 TAYLOR W-30-W0M forklift, 30,000 lb. capacity, mast type 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, lift height 188â&#x20AC;?, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; carriage width, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; forks, Detroit diesel, 4700 hrs. Unit is fully operational and can be tested at any time. $25,000. 306-483-5055, Oxbow, SK. CASE EXCAVATOR: 2005 CX210, air, heat, pattern selector, w/quick attach, dig and clean-out bucket, 5400 hrs., exc. cond. Call Brent at 306-629-7778, Herbert, SK. 2008 JCB 550-170 telehandler, 640 hrs., 10,000 lbs. to 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122; max lift height, 4x4, 4 wheel selectable steering, powershift trans., front stabilizers, aux. hyd., hyd. tilt carriage, full cab w/heat. Like new! $109,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1998 JOHN DEERE grader, 770 CH, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; moldboard; 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; steel gravel box c/w hoist, in nice cond. 306-717-6450, Saskatoon, SK 2008 JCB 550-170 telehandler, 640 hrs., 10,000 lbs to 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122; max lift height, 4x4, 4 wheel selectable steering, powershift trans., front stabilizers, aux. hyd., hyd. tilt carriage, full cab w/heat. Like new! $109,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 2003 D85E21 KOMATSU, twin tilts, bush equipped, cab/air/heater, ripper, 3590 hrs mint cond. 306-272-4382, Foam Lake, SK. 2004 NH loader backhoe; Hitachi EX 200LC track excavator; 2008 NH L17 skidsteer w/72â&#x20AC;? bucket 780-361-7322 Edmonton AB

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1-866-974-7678 FREE QUOTE INVENTORY BLOW-OUT All remaining 2011 inventory of Twister bins are on sale. Flat bottom and hopper bottom, all must go! Set up crews available for this fall. See your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626.

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TOP QUALITY BEHLEN/SAKUNDIAK BINS. Winter booking on now for best pricing. Example all prices include skid, ladders to ground, manhole, set-up and delivery within set radius. Behlen Hopper combos: 3500 bu. $10,450; SPECIAL 5000 bu. $13,990. 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 and models of bins. Leasing available. Hoffart Services Inc., 306-957-2033, Odessa, SK.


Grain Bin Direct

Galvanized â&#x20AC;˘ Flat Floor â&#x20AC;˘ Hopper Bins Smooth Walls â&#x20AC;˘ Fertilizer â&#x20AC;˘ Grain â&#x20AC;˘ Feed Aeration â&#x20AC;˘ Rockets â&#x20AC;˘ Fans â&#x20AC;˘ Heaters Temp Cables Authorized Dealer

Saskatoon, SK

Phone: 306-373-4919

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FOR ALL YOUR grain storage, hopper CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, SK, AB, cone and steel floor requirements contact: and MB, all types of bins up to 10,000 Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Custom Ag in Nipawin toll free: bushel, accurate estimates. Sheldonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1-888-304-2837. Hauling, 306-922-6079, 306-961-9699, NEWER FERTILIZER BINS, wind damaged, Prince Albert, SK. steel 120 tonne, Epoxy lined. Sidewall and roof damage. Hopper and skid base good. Offers. 780-745-2121, Rivercourse, AB.

Factory To Farm Grain Storage


NEW BIN DESIGN See Twisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new, stronger bin design at Flamanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booth in the Crop Production Show, Saskatoon, SK Jan. 9-12. Call Flaman Sales, Saskatoon at 306-934-2121 or 1-888-435-2626 for more info.


14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hopper 8 Leg H/Duty..............$2,450 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hopper 7 Leg S/Duty ..............$2,325

SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;FOR SALE: AKRON E180T GRAIN BAG 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For extractors. Craig or Aaron 306-682-5888 inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, or 306-231-9937 Humboldt, SK. Saskatoon, SK,


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SDL STEELFL OORS 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X12â&#x20AC;? Side Wall 10 Gauge H/D. .$1,550 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;X12â&#x20AC;? Side Wall 10 Gauge H/D. .$2,400 AERATION EXTRA CHARGE FREIGHT INCLUDED IN SOME SASK. LOCATIONS


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20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; AND 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335. 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; TO 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CONTAINERS. New, used and modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK. 306-933-0436.

LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stocking dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid Openers, 18â&#x20AC;? to 39â&#x20AC;?. Rosler Construction 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK.

SDL HYD. BIN CRANE, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;+ lift, double winches, 8000 lb. capacity, hyd. push out wheels, $18,000; SDL 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;+ lift bin crane, equipped the same $21,000. Margo, SK. Phone 306-324-4441 or cell 306-272-8383

POLY HOPPER BINS, 100 bu., $900; 150 SDL HOPPER CONES. Prices starting at bu. $1250. Call for nearest dealer. Buffer 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $2250; 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $2800 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-10â&#x20AC;?, $2970; 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $4100; 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $4500. All cones c/w manhole, Valley Ind., 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. double top band, slide gate on nylon rollWHEATLAND MODEL 1615 fertilizer ers. Optional skid base, aeration, freight bins, 1- 2008 and 4- 2009, 3265 bu. or 108 extra charge. 306-324-4441, Margo, SK. MT, 4 with air, all on 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; skids. For other BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS options call Graham at 306-935-4523, and accessories available at Rosler Con306-831-7514 cell, Milden, SK. struction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. WESTEEL, GOEBEL, grain and fertilizer MERIDIAN GRAIN MAX 4000 and Mebins. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919. ridian fertilizer bins- now back in stock and ready for immediate delivery. See your CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN n e a r e s t F l a m a n s t o r e t o d ay o r c a l l extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now 306-934-2121, or visit avail. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB.

NEW IN SASK. STELBRO SIDE LOADER. Able to move and specializing in 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; containers. Also sales and rentals. 306-421-7750 for rates, Lampman, SK.

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306-324-4441 MARGO, SASK.

NEW AND USED grain bag extractors for sale or for rent. Used units starting at $14,900. Call us today for a free on farm demo. Flaman Sales, Saskatoon, SK., 1-888-435-2626, or


LIMITED QUANTITY of flat floor Goebel grain bins, at special prices. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919, Saskatoon, SK.

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45’ BELT CONVEYOR (Batco field loader 1545) c/w motor and moving kit. 6000 bu./hour, ideal for unloading hopper bins. Gentle handling of pulse crops. Call your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626.

GRAINMAX HIGH CAPACITY AUGERS BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new 1999 LORAL, 4x4, “One of a kind”, DT530 and used sea containers, all sizes. a u t o , A i r M a x 5 b e d , $ 7 1 , 0 0 0 . 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. Website 306-220-1278, Saskatoon, SK.

KEHO/ OPI STORMAX/ Grain Guard. For sales and service east central SK. and MB., c a l l G e r a l d S h y m ko , C a l d e r, S K . , 306-742-4445, or toll free 1-888-674-5346 KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call 306-868-2199 or cell: 306-868-7738.

SAKUNDIAK NEW STOCK arriving soon! Variety of 2011 models still available in 8” and 10” sizes and lengths. 1- used 12”x72’ Sakundiak SLM/D, $14,900; 1- used Wheatheart 8”x51’ c/w engine and mover, $ 8 , 9 0 0 ; a l s o C o nve y - A l l c o nve y o r s available. All units have leasing options. Call Dale, Mainway Farm Equipment Ltd. 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299 cell, Davidson, SK,

KEHO, STILL THE FINEST. Clews Storage Management/ K. Ltd., 1-800-665-5346.

2011 BATCO CONVEYOR, 1845, w/elec. motor mounting kit and wind guards. Reg. $19,225, Demo Special $15,250. Phone 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” end units available; Transfer conveyors and bag conveyors or will custom build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone WANTED: 6x40 or 41 auger with or with1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK. o u t m o t o r, i n g o o d c o n d i t i o n . C a l l 306-338-2381, Wadena, SK. USED 2004 BATCO 1565 belt conveyor, c/w 24 HP Onan engine, hydraulic winch, SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS. Innovative nice shape, ready to go. Special price Hawes Agro auger movers, elec. clutches, $8500! Call Al at 306-934-2121, Flaman bin sweeps, reversible gearboxes and all Sales Saskatoon. makes of engines. Call Bob at Hawes Industries, toll free 1-888-755-5575, your BATCO CONVEYORS, new/used, grain #1 auger dealer in Canada, for great cash augers, Rem grain vacs, SP kits. Del. and prices. Regina, Saskatoon, Semans. leasing available. 1-866-746-2666.

REPLACEMENT FLIGHTING FOR RAVEN COLD FLOW kit, 48 or 52 shank configuration. 204-534-7651, Boissevain, MB. FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS- 8300 Imp. gal., get yours now! Contact your nearest Flaman location or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit

augers, seed cleaning plants, grain cleaners, combine bubble-up augers.

Rosetown Flighting Supply 1-866-882-2243, Rosetown, SK


2008 CASE 4020, 330 HP, auto, 70’ flex air, 2000 hrs., $192,000; 4x4 2002 AgChem, AirMax 1000, 2450 hrs., $104,000; 2002 Loral 400 HP, auto, AirMax 1000, 4400 hrs., $94,500; 2002 Loral, 400 HP auto, AirMax 2000 twin bin, 70’ booms, 2950 hrs., $104,000; 4x4 1999 Loral, AirMax 5 bed, $71,000; 1999 AgChem, 70’ booms, $68,000; 1997 AgChem, 70’ booms, $38,000; 1997 Loral, AirMax 5, $57,500; 1996 Loral AirMax 5 bed, 8700 hrs., $31,000; 1995 Adams semi tender, selfcontained, $27,500; Wilmar semi tender, 2 axles, $31,000; 2001 Case 3 wheeler, 70’ booms, $67,000; 1999 Loral w/Super 10 spd., 3020 new leader spinner bed, $43,000; 8 ton Doyle vertical blender, 40 HP, $17,500; 5 ton Tyler blender, 40 HP, $7500. Northwest largest used selection of fertilizer equipment 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT.

• Po s itio n gra in a u ger o r co n veyo r in to b in rem o tely; N EW b y yo u rs elf. PRODUCT • Po w erfu l m a gn ets to a d here to gra in & co m b in e a u gers , co n veyo rs , etc. • Ca m era is w a terpro o f & co lo r w ith a u d io . S ee w eb s ite fo r m o re d eta ils S ee u s @ Crop Brow n le e s Truckin g In c. Un ity, S K Production 306-228-297 1 o r Bo o th D120 1-87 7 -228-5 5 98

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New 10” Sakundiak augers 40’ to 60’ Kohler Engines Gas 18 - 40 HP, Diesel 40 - 50 HP Call us at 1-866-373-8448 in Saskatoon, Sask.


S A K U N D I A K A U G E R S I N S TO C K : swings, truck loading, Hawes Agro SP movers. Contact Hoffart Services Inc. Odessa, SK, 306-957-2033.




1 800 667 8800 USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4 ton to 8 ton, 10 ton tender $2500, 16 ton tender $5900. 204-857-8403, Portage la Prairie, MB.




1 800 667 8800 SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS available with self-propelled mover kits and bin sweeps. Contact Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin toll free 1-888-304-2837.

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DUAL SCREEN ROTARY grain cleaners, great for pulse crops, best selection in We s t e r n C a n a d a . 3 0 6 - 2 5 9 - 4 9 2 3 , 306-946-7923, Young, SK. CALL MINIC IND. for all your bucket elevator, screw/drag and belt conveyor parts and accessories. We specialize in stainless steel and mild steel for your new equipment quotation requirements. Call Chris at 204-339-1941, Winnipeg, MB. FREE COLOUR SORTER DEMO- Flaman Grain Cleaning and Handling is offering you the chance to bring us your dirty sample of grain and let us show you what a SATAKE colour sorter can do for you. Call us today in Saskatoon at 306-934-2121 and book your appointment!


2008 MF 2756A Hesston baler, mesh wrap, auto cycle, done 3300 bales, hyd. PU, $23,000 OBO. 306-796-7074, Chaplin SK BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. Call now 1-866-443-7444. 1999 NH 688 BALER, excellent condition, $10,500. 306-423-5983 or 306-960-3000, St Louis, SK 1997 JD 566 hyd. PU, 31x13.5 gauge wheels, mega tooth PU, double twine arm, shedded. 306-869-2883, Radville, SK. BALE SPEARS, high quality imported from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, excellent pricing. Call now toll free 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. 2008 RB564 CIH round baler, twine and netwrap, not used last 2 years, excellent condition, $22,000. 306-883-2485 after 6:00 PM, Spiritwood, SK.

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2000 NEW HOLLAND 499 hydra swing mower conditioner, excellent shape, $9500. 780-608-6131, Camrose, AB. CallCan-Seed Equipm entLtd. NH 1441 DISC MOWER conditioner 15’, 1-800-644-8397 for details. $17,900 OBO. Gary 204-326-7000 Steinbach, MB Localservice w ith the m ost know ledge ESTATE SALE: 2000 Rhino SE7 rotary w w w mower, $1800 OBO. Ph 306-746-7212, LMC MARK IV gravity with air suction deck Raymore, SK. cover; #6 precision grader (Carter Day); 8 way - 6” Behlen distributor; 8 way - 8” Sullivan Strong distributor; 10,000 bu./hr overhead bulk weigh scale; 3,000 bu./hr. 25’ 2004 WESTWARD 9352i, 2 spd., 1200 overhead bulk weigh scale and support hrs, DS, single knife, 2 rotor shears, hyd. tower. 306-398-4714, Cutknife, SK. f r e e f o r m r o l l e r, e x c e l l e n t s h a p e . J&M 750 bushel gravity grain wagon, 306-460-8858, 306-967-2423, Eatonia, SK. green, asking $12,000 OBO. 306-755-2084 GARRAT 410 GRAVITY table w/wheat and flax decks, 6 Carter Day indent drums. Call 2008 MACDON M150 35’, 1000 hrs., Trampling Lake, SK. Nathan at 701-453-3687, Berthold, ND. $97,500 OBO. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB. COME see the NEW J&M 1500 bu. cart with tracks at the Crop Production Show in 2010 JD A400, 36’ HoneyBee header and Saskatoon, January 9-12. Call Flaman roller, $109,000. Phone 306-421-0205, Sales, Saskatoon, SK at 306-934-2121 or SUPERB GRAIN DRYERS Winter pro- Estevan, SK. 1-888-435-2626. gram has started. Largest and quietest sin- 1995 NH 2550, 2007 25’ header and PU 2008 BRENT 1080 grain cart. Scale; 900 gle phase dryer in the industry. Over 34 reel, double knife drive, DS. Located in 60R38 Trelleborg tires; hyd. spout; PTO; years experience in grain drying. Moridge Viscount, SK. Phone 403-312-5113. 20” auger, $36,000. 306-231-9020, Hum- parts also available. Grant Services Ltd, 2010 CIH 1903, 36’, roller, $128,000; 2007 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK. boldt, SK. Premier 2952, 30’, vg, $97,800; WW 9352, 30’, DSA, $84,500; CIH 730, 30’, PTO, 2006 UNVERFERTH 8250, 850 bu., tarp, $3500; CIH 736, 36’, PT; 2010 CIH cameras, PTO, shedded, $27,000 or with WD1203, 36’. Hergott Farm Equipment hyd. drive, $28,500. 10% will hold until 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. spring. 306-421-6654, Estevan, SK. 1997 30’ 8825 Case/IH SP swather. $28,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. GRAIN CLEANING SCREEN and frames for all makes and models of grain cleaners. 2005 MACDON 9352i SP, 2 spd. turbo, Housing Western Canada’s largest in1400 hrs., big tires, c/w 972 25’ header, ventory of perforated material, we will set double knife drive, PU reel, triple delivery, your cleaner up to your recommendation. new guards, canvas and knives. Also 922 Also, ask us about bucket elevators and GSI GRAIN DRYERS. Ph. Glenmor, Prince 16’ hay conditioner, hyd. roll openers for accessories Call Flaman Grain Cleaning, Albert, SK., 306-764-2325. For all your easy cleaning, w/new guards and knives, 1-888-435-2626. grain drying needs! We very good condition, $78,000 OBO. Can split headers. 403-854-9117, Hanna, AB. LARGE SELECTION of dual screen rotary are the GT grain dryer parts distributor. screeners and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. SMALL CONTINUOUS MODEL DriAll grain 2 0 4 - 8 5 7 - 8 4 0 3 , P o r t a g e l a P r a i r i e , dryer, very nice condition, priced to sell. 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. NEW GSI AND used grain dryers. For price savings, contact Franklin Voth, Sales Rep fo r A x i s F a r m s L t d . , M a n i t o u , M B . 204-242-3300, NEW GSI GRAIN DRYERS: Canola screens, BUY NEW PU REEL GET $1000 in-store propane/nat. gas fired. Efficient, reliable credit. For MF, CCIL, IH 4000/5000 or and easy to operate. Significant early or- Hesston swathers starting at $4800. der discount pricing now in effect. Call for Promo good up to January 15, 2012. for more information. 204-998-9915, Alta- 1-800-667-4515. mont, MB. N E W 4 0 0 B U. G R AV I T Y WAG O N S , $6,700; 600 bu., $12,000. Large selection used gravity wagons 250-750 bu. Used grain carts 450-1050 bu. 1-866-938-8537, 2011 J&M 875-18, tarp, 30.5x32’s, only 2000 acres use, mint, $33,500. 780-376-3577, Daysland, AB. 2009 BRENT 882 grain cart, PTO, tarp, $38,000; 1997 Bourgault 1100 bushel. grain cart, w/new tarp, PTO, $27,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK.

FARMERS WANTED CHANGE and Wheatheart delivered! The new R series auger is faster, stronger and larger. Improved features include: higher capacity, larger bearings, smooth, quiet operation and a larger gearbox on the 10” model. Come see this new auger at your nearest Flaman BUHLER SORTEX Z+1V Colour Sorter, like new! Removes ergot at 150 bu./hr. or Sales or call 1-888-435-2626. more. Monochromatic machine comes with isolation transformer and spare parts. HAWES AGRO MOVER KITS Blow-out price at $67,000. Call Can-Seed Equipment today 1-800-644-8397. Electric clutches & reversible gear boxes.

1986 LOR-AL EASY RIDER spreader, 60’ booms, 1 yr. old eng., new front tires, nice clean unit. 204-871-4365, Oakville, MB. AU G E R S : N E W / U S E D . Wheatheart, Westfield, Sakundiak augers, Auger SP 1250 GALLON PATTISON fertilizer cart, kits, Batco conveyors, Rem grain vacs, good condition. Phone/text 306-631-8854 Wheatheart post pounders. New/used, Moose Jaw, SK. good prices, leasing available. Call 1-866-746-2666. TWIN 1750 AMMONIA unit on 1989 8000 Ford, NEW CERTIFICATION, Blackmer SALE: WHEATHEART AUGERS: BH 8x41 pump with scale, $32,000; 1994 F7000 w/mover, clutch, 27 HP motor, reg. Blackmer w/meter, single 2500, $24,000; $12,780, cash $11,100; BH 8x46 with Flexi-Coil 300B 41’ Raven, harrows, carbon mover, clutch, 27 HP Kohler, reg. $13,200, knives, $9000. 403-472-1944, Beiseker, AB cash $11,500; BH 8x51 with mover, clutch and 30 HP, reg. $13,500, cash $11,750; LOOKING FOR a floater or tender? Call me BH 10x41 with mover, clutch and 35 HP first. 30 years experience. Loral parts, new Vanguard, reg. $14,300, cash $12,500. and used. 403-650-7967, Calgary, AB. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. FOR ALL YOUR


TWO CARTER DAY 612 graders, excellent condition, $7500 each. 403-634-1731 or 403-222-2258, Wrentham, AB.

MORRIS 1400 HAYHIKER self loader, E L E VATO R , B R A DW E L L , S K . Grain $18,000 OBO. Phone 780-798-2280, Placleaning, drying, and storage facility with mondon, AB. established customer base, on CN mainCLAAS 840 chopper, c/w Claas 300 PU line. Serious inquiries only. 306-492-4743. head, $57,000. Phone 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. HAYBUSTER 2650 BALE shredder, 1000 PTO. Phone 306-792-4414, Springside, SK. BALE WAGON 12 ton self-unloading c/w GJESDAL 300 MINI 5-in-1 rotary seed McKee stack and move. Call Ron c l e a n e r, v e r y g o o d c o n d i t i o n . 306-384-4512, Saskatoon, SK. 306-567-4681, Davidson, SK. CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to mustard. Cert organic and conventional. 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. CUSTOM COLOR SORTING. All types of commodities. Call Ackerman Ag Services 2010 REM ENTERPRISES 2700 diesel grain CASE/IH COMBINES and other makes 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. vac running on 130 HP Deutz liquid-cooled and models. Call the combine superstore. 588 CRIPPIN screen machine w/brush fully enclosed engine featuring electric Trades welcome, delivery can be arranged. cleaners, good cond. Asking $7500 Wrent- brakes, engine does not have to be run- Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. ham, AB. 403-634-1731 or 403-222-2258. ning to operate the hydraulic system. 1991 CIH 1680 chopper, long auger, WANTED: FOREVER DUSTLESS grain Wheels are mounted on heavy-duty double Cummins engine, long shoe, 3rd lift cylin6000 lb. axles. Electric over hydraulic au- der, cross flow fan upgrade, 1015 header cleaner. Call 403-304-0529, Red Deer, AB. ger fold, 40 gal. fuel capacity. Unit in ex- and PU, $26,800. Trades welcome. Financcellent condition with only 200 hrs and ing available. one year warranty remaining. DOT ap- 1-800-667-4515. proved for both USA and Canada. $47,000 OBO. 780-915-0620 Edmonton AB or 2011 9120, duals, 205 hrs., $349,000; SERVING 2010 9120, FC, SM $324,000; 2009 9120 YOU OVER YEARS Magna cut, $279,000; 2010 8120, 2011 BRANDT 7500EX, 7500 bu/hr., 50 $299,000; 2388, AFX, Y&M, big top, hrs., 8” hose, 13” auger, excellent condi- $110,000; 2388 AFX, Y&M, topper, 2 spd., tion. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. $119,900; 2188, exceller, Mav, Swathmas$69,000; 2188, AFX, Swathmaster, big WALINGA 7614 grain vac, 1000 PTO, hyd. ter, $69,000; 2188 AFX, sm topper, operated unloading spout, exc. cond. top, $65,000; 2188 Rake-Up, Y&M, $64,000; Phone 780-741-3714 or 780-787-8293, 1666 Rake-Up, 2656 eng. hrs., $37,000; Vermilion AB. Email 1680, shedded, $17,500; IH 1480, 210 HP, REM 2700 GRAIN VAC, excellent shape. $11,900; JD 9870 STS; 2- JD 9860’s; NH Phone 306-772-1004 or 306-784-2407, C R 9 0 7 0 . H e r g o t t F a r m E q u i p m e n t , 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. Herbert, SK. 2008 BRANDT 5000 EX grain vac, good CASE/IH 2188, 2500 sep. hrs., fine cut • High Capacity Colour Sorter condition. $16,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm chopper, chaff spreader, 30,000 workorder • Compact small footprint E q u i p m e n t L t d . , S t o r t h o a k s , S K , in 2010, used only 50 hrs. in 2011, c/w 25’ • High-Speed digital processing 306-449-2255. 1010 straight cut header, transport and • Multiple high-resolution cameras PU header, always shedded, looks WALINGA INC. AGRI-VAC. Parts, sales and 1015 • Self monitoring with auto calibration run very good. Asking $62,500. service. New and reconditioned Walinga and • Multilingual touch screen interface 306-728-5112, Melville, SK. Agri-Vac as well as used units, parts, ac• 25-30 tones per hour cessories and service for most major 2008 CASE 2588, 2015 PU, 478/594 • Local support technicians available brands. 204-745-2951, hrs., yield and moisture, Pro 600 monitor, Carman, MB; 306-567-3031, Davidson, SK; rice tires, heavy soil machine, $193,000. 403-279-8204, Calgary, AB. Most trades 204-981-5366, 204-735-2886 Starbuck MB Saskatoon, SK welcome. 1-888-435-2626 1993 CASE/IH 1688, 2300 hrs, axceller CONEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accesso- kit, std. rotor, all 2388 updates, always (306) 934-2121 ries. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. shedded, exc. cond. Asking $42,500. Visit us at 780-352-7846, Wetaskiwin, AB.

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2000 LEXION 450, 1969 hrs., yield and moisture, reel spd., fore/aft spreader, $35,800. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. See video at: 2006 590R, 717 sep. hrs., field ready, exc. shape, $185,000 OBO must sell; 2007 40’ flex header, 540, air reel, $41,000 OBO. 204-632-5334 or 204-981-4291, leave message, Winnipeg, MB.

2005 CX860, 1337 sep. hrs., shedded, very good cond., $119,500. 780-878-1479, 780-672-7340, Camrose, AB. 2007 CR9070, 20.8x42 duals, loaded, 360 threshing hrs; 2000 SP36 HoneyBee draper header, gauge wheels, hyd. fore/aft, split reel, steel teeth. Arch Equipment, 306-867-7252, Outlook, SK. NH TR-98, pickup, chaff spreader, fine cut chopper, 2- 25’ 971 straight cut headers, c/w transports. 306-595-2180, Pelly, SK 2008 CR 9070, Swathmaster, yield and moisture, Redekop, field tracker. Hergott Farm Equipment, your Case/IH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 2003 CR960 14’ Swathmaster PU, yield and moisture, 900 rubber, 1788 thrashing hrs., well maintained, shedded, Phone: 306-398-2880 or 306-441-5754, Rockhaven, SK.

2008 NH CR9070 COMBINE, field ready, 785 hrs., headers available, $169,000. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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P ra irie S ta r 4930 M a cD o n 36’ S w a th e r Hea d er, ro to s hea rs , s in gle kn ife, p ick u p reels , cro p lifters , n ew p la n eta ries , n ew w o b b l e b o x. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 3,000 gra n tw ils o n @ s a s kte l.n e t 306-699-7 67 8 (c) 306-699-7 213 (h)

2006 NH CR970, 1186 hrs., Redekop MAV, loaded, $119,800. Trades welcome. Financing available, 1-800-667-4515. See video at: 2009 NH CR 9070, 564 sep. hrs., AutoSteer, auto header height w/lateral tilt. Draper head, flex head and PU head also avail. $227,000. 306-722-7644 Fillmore SK 2003 NH CX860, 1550 hrs, Swathmaster PU, exc. cond., big rubber, yield and moisture, header tilt, shedded, MAV chopper, offers. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB.

1989 R50 1760/2302 hrs., good cond., replaced feed/clean/return chains, threshing cage, helical and cylinder bars. Concave and accelerator rollers have approx. 300 hrs. Engine cooling fan rebuilt. Melroe 378 w/new PU belts. 27’ Agco 400 straight cut header. Machine has been stored inside. Asking $20,000 complete. Call Steve 306-587-7851 or 306-587-2486, Cabri, SK.

2007 9860 STS PREMIUM, 694 hrs., bullet rotor, mapping, long auger, 615 PU, 900 rice tires, shedded, extras, exc. cond. $209,000. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. 2002 JD 9650W, 1865 sep. hrs., chaff spreader, long auger, hopper ext., DAS, DAM, 914P header, shedded, exc. cond., $88,000. 780-376-2426, Killam, AB 2008 9870, 615 PU header, $225,000; 2005 9760, MacDon PW7 PU header, $135,000. 780-603-7640, Bruce, AB. 2011 JD 9770, Premier cab, 615 PU, small grains concave, Contour-Master, 22.5’ aug e r, d u a l s , 5 5 e n g . h r s . , l i ke n ew. 204-467-2109 (after 8 PM), Stonewall, MB. JD 8820, rebuilt, low hrs., w/Sunnybrook concave and cyl., airfoil sieve, field ready, excellent. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 2000 JD 9650W, 2800 sep. hrs., $29,000 in recent work orders, $89,900 OBO. 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. 2008 9770 STS JD, 615P PU header, 673 engine hrs., 462 sep. hrs., asking $199,000; 2007 9760 STS JD, 615P PU header, 1404 engine hrs., 931 sep. hrs., asking $175,000. 306-641-4890 or 306-641-5814, Yorkton, SK.



1990 9600, 2900 sep. hrs, long auger, 914 PU, 2 spd. cyl., hopper topper, new tires and new chopper knives after 2011 harvest, very good cond., $55,000 OBO. 204-239-7874, Austin, MB. 2009 9770 STS w/2010 615P PU. Contour Master, GSII ready, 42” duals and oversized rear tires. Extension auger, fine cut chopper. CMI every year. Stored inside. Call 306-948-7247, Biggar, SK.

2008 JD 9870 STS combine, 600 eng. hrs., 400 rotor hrs., AutoSteer ready, Contour Master, variable spd., HD feeder chain, 520/85R38 duals, 480/70R30 rear tires, header pkg., fine cut chopper, c/w 615P 16’ 2012 PU header, 2008 630F straight cut header, 30’ machine c/w both headers, field ready. Can deliver. Total $271,000. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB.

2001 9750 STS, mint cond., always shedded, loaded, 1471 sep. hrs, field ready. Buy now for tax savings. 25% down, remainder on or before July 31st. Will remain shedded. Aaron 306-865-7363, Hudson Bay, SK 2010 JD 9770 STS, 355 hrs, Contour Master, self levelling shoe, chopper, 20.8x42’s w/duals, $210,000 US. 2010 JD 9670 STS, 600 hrs, Contour Master, premier cab, 20.8x38’s, chopper, $195,000. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Fairfax, Minnesota, 1996 JOHN DEERE 9600, chaff spreader, duals, $47,000; 1997 JD 30’ flex header, $9000. Ph. 306-524-4960, Semans, SK. 2011 JD 9770 STS, 199 sep. hrs, 615 PU, loaded, Contour Master, warranty, singles, long auger, yield/moisture, like new, $255,000. 306-367-2173, Middle Lake, SK. 2009 JD 9870 STS, 4 WD, 613 hrs., Contour Master, premier cab, self-levelling shoe, 20.8x42’s, 5 spd. reverser, power c a s t t a i l b o a r d . $ 2 2 5 , 0 0 0 U S. C a l l : 320-848-2496, Fairfax, Minnesota. 2001 JD 9650 STS with PU header, 1843 hrs., priced to sell. Good condition. 306-726-4616, Southey, SK.


2002 MACDON 962 HEADER 36’, MacDon split reel, factory transport, fits Cat combines, $18,800. 1-800-667-4515. JD 230 RIGID, batt reel, rebuilt auger, good condition, $3900. Call 780-376-2426, Killam, AB.

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2010 MACDON, 40’ FD70 header, used for one harvest only, in excellent condition. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. 1993- 1995- 2000 JD 925 flex platfo r m s , 2 5 ’ w / P U r e e l , p o l y s k i d s , $6000-$16,500; 1993- 1998- 1999- 20002003 JD 930 flex platforms, 30’, PU reels, poly skids, $7900-$18,900; 2007 JD 630 hydra flex platform, 30’, PU reel, poly skids, full figure auger, $28,500; 2006 JD 635 hydra flex platform, 35’, PU reel, poly skids, full figure auger, $27,500. Call Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. MACDON HEADERS: 2009 40’ D60, CNH adaptor, $55,500; 1997 36’ 960. Both shedded. 2010 42’ header trailer, delivery available. 780-376-3577, Daysland, AB. COMBINE WORLD 1-800-667-4515, 2006 MACDON 973 36’ with 873 Lexion 20 minutes East adapter, fore/aft reel, slow speed trans., of Saskatoon, SK. on Highway #16. 1 year upper cross auger, skid shoes, PU reel. warranty on all new, used, and rebuilt New in 2007, $35,000 OBO. 403-888-7255, parts. Canada’s largest inventory of late model combines and swathers. Acme, AB. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors 2010 FD70 MACDON, 35’, Case adaptor, G.S. loaded, pea auger, low acres, mint. Phone only. 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK. 306-932-2306, Plenty, SK. SALVAGE TRACTOR ARRIVALS, Ford 2005 30’ NH header, pea auger, fore/aft, 7710, 7610, 7600, 6600, 5000, 8210, Case adaptor, 1995 Case 2188, 4315/3260 8340, 4000, 8N, Super Major, County. IH hrs., AFX, new style spreader, hopper air 5488, 885, 784, 844, 574, 756, B275. cleaner, auger ext., plumbed for GPS, 8.3 L Nuffield 4/65, 10/60. David Brown 1690, newer lights, PU header, $83,000. May sell 1394, 1210, 885. MF 95, 65, 35, 3165. JD separate. 306-967-2446 or 306-460-6799, 4010. Volvo 650, 800. Ph. 306-228-3011, Unity, SK. Eatonia, SK. HAT TRACTOR Salvage Inc. 1994 CIH 1010 rigid platform, 25’ w/PU MEDICINE in new, used, and rebuilt agrireel, $5500; 1997-1999-2002 CIH 1020 Specializing cultural and construction parts. Buying ag flex platforms, 30’ w/PU reels, poly skids, and construction equipment dismanmint condition, $12,500-$16,500. Call t l i n g . C a l l t o d ay 1 - 8 7 7 - for 527-7278, G a r y 2 0 4 - 3 2 6 - 7 0 0 0 S t e i n b a c h , M B . Medicine Hat, AB. 2010 HONEYBEE HEADERS, 4 to choose SEXSMITH USED from; 40’, double knife drive, Case adapter, UII PU real, auto header height conFARM PARTS LTD. trol. Brand new units w/factory warranty, Sexsmith, Alta. $66,500. Call Sacha at 204-570-1139, Brandon, MB. Email: J D 2 1 2 P I C K U P p l at fo r m , 6 b e l t , YOUR ONE STOP FOR NEW, $950-$2500; JD 214 PU , 7 belt, $3450; JD 914 PU platform 7 belt, $7500. Call Gary USED & REBUILT AG PARTS. 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. Dismantling all major makes & models of tractors, combines, 2009 MACDON D60, 35’ with Massey swathers, balers, adapter, hyd. fore/aft and tilt, poly skids forage harvesters, (inner/outer) and cutter bar, upper cross Plus Much More. auger, end PU reel fingers, new spare knife, AWS air reel and head sight, 4 sensor auto header height. Shedded, loaded (other than no slow speed transport kit), Buying Farm Equipment $55,000 OBO. 306-831-7621, Rosetown SK For Dismantling. TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. SMALL AD, BIG SAVINGS, BEST PRICES. Smith’s Tractor Wrecking, Allan, SK. 1-888-676-4847.



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1993 CIH 1010 25’ HEADER auger and floor 8.5/10, hyd fore and aft. (New PU reel available for $4000), $6800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. 1995 MACDON 960 25’ HEADER, PU reel, c/w JD/MF/CIH adapters. Very clean unit, $12,900. Trades welcome, financing ava i l a b l e . w w w. c o m b i n ew o r l d . c o m 1-800-667-4515.

NEW ELMERS 30’ header trailers w/flex kit, $3000; New Arc Fab 30’ header trailers w/flex kit, $2950; New Arc Fab 36’ header trailers w/flex kit, front dolly wheels, $5500; New Arc Fab 38’ header trailers w/flex kit, front dolly wheels, tandem rear suspension axles, $6500. Call Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB.

THE REAL USED FARM PARTSS UPERSTORE Dealer for Logan potato boxes, conveyors and Tristeel Mfg. potato polishers, tote fillers, washline equip. Largest inventory of used potato equip. Dave 204-254-8126, Grande Pointe, MB.

2006 JD 4720 sprayer, GPS with a 2600 display, 800 gal. poly tank, 5-way nozzles, foam marker, hyd. wheel extension, 90’ booms, new back tires, 2400 hrs, other options, asking $160,000 OBO. 403-876-2683, Big Valley, AB.

APACHE AS1000, good condition, 1375 1998 SPRA-COUPE 3640, 70’, 1160 hrs., hrs., 90’ booms, Outback AutoSteer, Autoshedded, new dividers, foam marker, good Boom, auto shutoff, 1000 gal tank, chem cond, $47,500. 780-608-0556 Camrose AB handler, rinse tank, triple nozzle bodies, MILLER CONDOR A75, w/103’ Spray-Air HID work lights, $99,000. 204-734-8502, boom, 1200 gallon tank, mechanical drive, 204-734-0837, Durban, MB. auto boom, AccuBoom, auto steer, 2 sets of tires, 1275 hrs. Randy, 306-365-4212 or 306-365-8386, Guernsey, SK. 2003 JD 4710, 2950 hrs, 90’ boom, GS2 w/AutoTrac, swath control, hyd. tread adjust, 320 and 20.8 tires, mint! $136,500 Auto m a tic S pra ye r OBO. 204-326-0117, Ste. Anne, MB. Bo o m H e igh tC o n tro l


2009 JD 4830, 450 eng. hrs. Loaded, AMS, 2 sets of tires, HID lighting, $265,000. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK.

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2006 JD 4720, 1366 hrs., 90’ boom, 800 gal. tank, traction control, 5 position nozzles, Auto-Trac and Greenstar ready, foam markers. Very clean, shedded, asking $145,000. 306-947-2812, Hepburn, SK. CIH 4420, 120’, $269,000; 2010 JD 4830, 230 hrs., $256,000; 2008 Miller A75, 1200 gal., 275 HP, $165,000; Willmar 6400, 4 WD, $39,000. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

FLEXI-COIL 6000, Barton openers, 12” spacing, 40’, exc. cond., selling w/wo 3450 air cart, 3 bin plastic tanks, hyd. variable drive, dual fan, 10” loading auger, TBT. 780-741-3714 or 780-787-8293, Vermilion AB. Email:


2- 9600F SCHULTE snowblowers, 2004 models, shedded since new, very low hours, mint condition. Will fit various tractors. $13,000 ea. Call Garth 306-739-2897 or 306-577-8365, Wawota, SK. USED 7’ SCHULTE frount mount snowblower, good condition, $1200. Was on IH 1086. Phone 306-237-4790, Perdue, SK.


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DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abes Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines.

TORO WALK BEHIND SNOWBLOWER, $900; several new Cub Cadet snowblowers; Ariens 10-32 walk behind snowblower, $800. 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB.

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COMB-TRAC SALVAGE. We sell new and used parts for most makes of tractors, combines, balers, mixmills and swathers. Phone 306-997-2209, 1-877-318-2221, COMMERCIAL SILAGE, TRUCK BODIES, Borden, SK. trailers. Well constructed, heavy duty, tapered w/regular grain gates or hyd. silage We buy machinery. gates. CIM, Humboldt, SK, 306-682-2505. AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older tractors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For all your er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle- silage equipment needs call Kevin or Ron ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. toll free 1-800-803-8346, Regina, SK.



AGROTREND 3 pt. snowblowers, 42” to 120”, made in Ontario, limited availability L O S T C I T Y S A LVAG E , parts cheap, on larger sizes. Order Now! Call Cam-Don please phone ahead. 306-259-4923, Motors 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 306-946-7923, Young, SK. FARM KING and SCHULTE snowblowers in stock! Call now and beat the winter rush! ENGINE KITS, ENGINE PARTS, clutches, machine shop services. Sanderson Tractor Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. Sizes from 60” to 117”. See your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or Ltd. 204-239-6448, Portage la Prairie, MB. 1-866-729-9876 visit AIR SEEDER FANS, hyd. and/or PTO 5150 Richmond Ave. East Brandon, MB drive, $275- $875. Phone 306-259-4923, FARM KING 1080 snowblower, 108” 306-946-7923, Young, SK. wide, dual auger, hyd. chute, great shape. STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS for sale. Very New Used & Re-man parts Bought new and used one season, then sold tractor, $6250 OBO. 204-346-2528, affordable new and used parts available, Ste. Anne, MB. Tractors Combines Swathers made in Canada and USA. 1-800-982-1769

ALLISON TRANSMISSIONS Service, Sales and Parts. Exchange or custom rebuilds available. Competitive warranty. Spectrum Industrial Automatics Ltd., Red RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most Deer, AB. 1-877-321-7732. makes and sizes; Also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, NEW TRACTOR PARTS and quality engine rebuild kits, tractor service manuals, SK, instructive repairs, also owner’s manuals. MACDON CA20 JD adapter kit, $2500. O u r 3 8 t h y e a r. 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 5 3 . 403-312-5113, located in Viscount, SK.

CASE 4420 sprayer, 2009, 1200 hrs, 120’ autofold boom, 1200 gal. SS tank. 320x 55R42 Firestone and 650x65R38 Michelin tires, Raven viper, SmarTrax, AutoBoom, sectional control, aim command, leather, HID lighting, active suspension. $245,000. 306-731-7129, Govan, SK.

JD FRONT MOUNT 59” snowblower, fits JD 3120 to 3720, and most JD compact utility tractors, used only 4 hours, $4500 OBO. 306-243-4811, Outlook, SK.

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2008 NH FF216, 100’ suspended boom, triple nozzles, induction tank, 1600 US HAGIE 280, 3100 hrs., JD guidance, g a l . , 1 8 . 4 x 3 8 t i r e s , $ 4 5 , 0 0 0 . $29,000. Trailer available. 780-961-4028, 306-259-4881, 306-946-9513, Young, SK. Westlock, AB. 2003 FLEXI-COIL 67XL susp. boom, 90’, 2007 4720 JD, 1400 hrs, 90’ boom, very 1250 gal. tank, triple nozzle bodies, wind nice, $155,000. Delivery available. Call screens, rinse tank, wand wash, exc. cond. 701-240-5737. Call Rod at 306-463-7713, Kindersley, SK. 2007 APACHE AS-1010, 1000 gal., 100’ boom, 1500 hrs, 215 HP, AutoSteer, Raven Envisio-Pro, auto shut-off, AutoHeight 2001 APACHE 890 Plus, 200 HP Cummins control, incl. floater tires, exc. cond., fully engine, 6 spd. auto Funk trans., 1018 hrs., loaded $125,000. 306-535-7708 Sedley SK 100’ boom, Trimble 500 AutoSteer, Raven autorate, foam marker, 850 gal. tank, 4 MELROE SPRA-COUPE 215 52’, 4 wheel, Tridekon crop dividers, 2 sets of rear tires, $8900. Call 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. $105,000 OBO; 2004 Case/IH Patriot 4260, 100’ boom, 1200 gallon tank, Auto- 2010 JD 4930, 415 hrs, 2 sets tires, Hi-flo Boom, rate controller, AutoSteer, sectional pump, fence row nozzles, 5-way nozzles control/mapping, crop dividers, foam w/SS boom piping, GS2 monitor, extended marker, $120,000 OBO. 403-934-4243, warranty, mint condition and priced to sell. Call 204-522-0926, Medora, MB. 403-934-4244, Strathmore, AB.

Co m p lete $ 00* $ 00* WRECKING CASE 2090 and 2290 and for 1993 WILLMAR 765, 87’, tires- 80%, kitju s t parts, 2290 motor seized. A.E. Chicoine new: hyd. pump, water tank, sellinoids, * Up to $500 d is co u n tfo r ea rly o rd ers ! Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK, exc., $35,000. 306-869-2635, Radville SK 306-449-2255. 2007 ROGATOR 1074SS, 1300 hrs., 2 sets SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge o f t i r e s , 1 0 0 ’ b o o m s , $ 1 5 9 , 0 0 0 . inventory new and used tractor parts. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. F in d yo u r n ea res td ea ler a n d m o re in fo a t 1-888-676-4847. 2011 APACHE 1020 sprayer, 115 hrs., balw w w .gre e n tro n ics .co m ance of warranty, HD front end, 1000 gal., GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always 100’, AutoBoom, full trimble hyd. Autoo r Ca ll: 5 19-669-4698 buying tractors) David or Curtis, Roblin, Steer, $164,500. Call Sacha, Brandon, MB, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers 204-570-1139. Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. MURPHY SALVAGE: new, used, rebuilt 2006 WILMAR EAGLE 8500, 90’, 2400 hrs, SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. parts for tractors, combines, swather, till- Outback GPS, mapping, etc, extra tires, age and misc. machinery. Always buying. crop dividers, other options. Prince Albert, NEW 710/70R38 rims and tires for JD Website: Phone SK. 306-961-6170. 4710, 4720, and 4730, $15,000/set. 1-877-858-2728, Deleau, MB. 0 0 / 5 0 R 4 2 M i c h e l i n fo r 4 9 3 0 J D, 2010 JOHN DEERE 4730, 100’, 670 hrs., 9 for JD 4830. 306-697-2856, boom height and section control, GPS 650/65R38 w/2600 display, poly, 2 sets of tires. Grenfell, SK. 306-536-3870, Regina, SK.


2003 JD 9650 STS, 914 PU, duals, hopper topper w/cover, Y&M, deluxe header controls, 60 Series concaves, always shedded, Greenlighted every year, lots of numerous updates, $103,000 OBO; 1997 36’ header avail. 204-773-0553, Russell, MB. 2011 JD 9770, 615 PU, 120 hrs., loaded, duals, contour, $289,000. 306-421-0205, 2004 CIH 2016 HEADER w/16’ Rake-Up Estevan, SK. (Swathmaster also available), fits CIH AFX or NH CR/CX, $16,800. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

1997 CIH 1020 30’ FLEX HEADER, New PU reel to be installed upon arrival, knife and guards, hydraulic fore/aft, $15,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515, IH 810 24’ combine header, fair shape, $2500. 306-567-4786, Davidson, SK. 1989 CIH 1010 30’ HEADER good shape, recently replaced wobble box (New PU reel available for $5000) $6800. Trades welcome. Financing available 1-800-667-4515 2001 NH 94C, 36’ HEADER, UII PU reel, steel fingers, pea auger, reel drive both ends, hyd. fore/aft, single point hookup, adapter, for JD 9770, poly skid plates, crop lifters, new canvases, adj. wheels, stored inside, $35,600. 306-463-3735, 306-460-7887, Kindersley, SK. CIH 1010, 30’, w/PU reel, $7900; CIH 1020 30’ flex header, $11,900; CIH 2052 35’ draper, $45,500; MacDon 973, 35’, CIH adapter, $39,900; JD 930, 30’, $5900. Call Hergott Farm Equipment 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

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2011 1194 ROGATOR, 360 hrs., 120’ booms, 2 sets of tires, loaded, $260,000. 306-228-8223, Warman, SK.


THREE 2010 JD 9870’s STS w/JD 615 PU, loaded, 20.8 duals, like new, extended warranty. 1 w/307 eng. hrs., 213 sep. hrs.; 1 w/274 eng. hrs, 193 sep. hrs and 1 w/244 eng. hrs. and 168 sep. hrs. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. 2011 9870 STS combine, duals, 615 PU, long auger delivered mid Oct., only 60 threshing hrs, always shedded, special $325,000. 250-787-7383, Charlie Lake, BC

COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES, Morris 7 Series Magnum; JD 1610, $135 ea.; JD 1610/610 (black) $180. 306-259-4923 306-946-7923, Young, SK.



LANDA PRESSURE WASHERS, steam washers, parts washers. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts and Service 306-543-8377, fax 306-543-2111, Regina, SK.

JD 9760 STS, 1350 sep hrs., excellent shape, c/w 16’ PU header. $140,000. 306-642-8230 Moose Jaw, SK. 1998 JD CTS II, 2000 sep. hrs., loaded, GreenStar, P914 PU, shedded, field ready. 306-695-2623, Indian Head, SK. 2008 JD 9870 STS, duals, $269,000; 2006 JD 9760 STS, $179,000; 2004 JD 9760, Y&M, coming, with 3 years interest free. Hergott Farm Equipment, your Case/IH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

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2001 FLEX-COIL 5000 51’ air drill, 9” spacing, steel wheels, 3450 cart, TBH, variable rate blockage, 2000 acres on Dutch side band. Kincaid, SK. Cell: 306-264-7888; Home: 306-264-3836. 2003 MORRIS MAX II, 40’, 10” spacing, 4” steel, single shoot, 7180 tank, shank type NH3 kit, approx. 12,000 acres. Excellent, $58,900. Nipawin, SK. 306-862-2387 or 306-862-2413. 1996 GREAT PLAINS 45’, 7.5” spacing, TBT tank, carbide tips, heavy shanks, steel press, vg cond. $19,000 OBO. 204526-7293, 204-723-2204, Treherne, MB. FOR SALE: 44’ JD 730 drill, 7-1/2” spacing, c/w 787 tank, single shoot, unit shedded, $24,000. Please call: 204-825-8495 or 204-873-2487, Morden, MB. 54’ BOURGAULT 5710 w/4350 dual shoot cart, 9.8” spacing w/paired row stealth openers, 3.5” packers, 450 lb. trips w/NH3. $52,500. 403-897-2145 Vulcan AB 2010 JD 1895 disc drill, 43’, MRB’s, liquid kit, double shoot, 430 bu. and conveyor. 306-436-2053 306-436-4418 Milestone SK 2010 JD 1870 Conserva Pak 56’, 12” spacing, paired row openers, rear hitch, 1910 430 bu. commodity cart TBT w/conveyor, duals and 4 meter rolls, optional Alpine liquid kit. Mint condition! 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. 1996 MORRIS MAXIM, 40’, with 7180 TBH, 7.5” spacing, single shoot, steel packers, auger extension for semi, good condition. $35,000. 306-834-8141, Kerrobert, SK. 2008 BOURGAULT 3310 PHD, 48’, 12” spacing, 1” opener w/Alpine and liquid side band, AgTron blockage on all runs, 4.5” pneumatic packers, 6350 TBH cart, single shoot, 2 drives, 591 controller, low acres. 306-623-4222, Sceptre, SK. BOURGAULT 3310, 65’, 10” spacing, MRB’s, V-style packing tires, $175,000. 306-648-3675, Gravelbourg, SK. 2011 BOURGAULT 3310 ParaLink hoe drill, 65’, 10” spacing, mid row coulters, double shoot, main run blockage on fertilizer and seed, c/w 2011 Bourgault 6700 air tank w/X20 monitor. Phone 306-536-0890, Yellowgrass, SK. 2005 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 58’, 10” spacing, triple shoot, NH3, 440 bu. TBH cart, 1 season on packer bearings and boot tips, exc. $125,000. 780-608-0653, Strome, AB. 42’ SEED HAWK with 3380 Case/IH air tank, double shoot, 10” spacing, NH3 with R ave n m o n i t o r, s h e d d e d . $ 1 3 0 , 0 0 0 . 306-921-7277 or Melfort, SK. 2005 SEEDMASTER, 60’, 11” spacing, w/600 bu. on board Seedmaster tank, new knives last year, includes Alpine kit and 600 gal. liquid tank. $160,000. 306-642-8230, Moose Jaw, SK. 1996 BOURGAULT 52’ 5710, 12.6” spacing, DS, Atom Jet openers, 2003 5440 tank, $75,000. 306-456-2884, Oungre, SK. DAVIDSON TRUCKING, PULLING AIR drills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 30 years experience. Bob Davidson, Drumheller, 403-823-0746 FLEXI-COIL 1720, TBT, air tank, double shoot, stored inside, exc. cond., $16,000 OBO. 403-652-1896 eves, High River, AB.

BART’S TRANSPORT INC. Specializing in towing air drills. Saskatchewan/ Alberta only. 306-441-4316, North Battleford. ‘BOURGAULT PURSUING PERFECTION’ 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000, 57’ w/Flexi 4350 cart, $88,000; 2001 5710, 54’, double s h o o t , N H 3 , r u b b e r p a c ke r s , M R B , $99,000; 2002 Bourgault 5710 40’, double shoot, 3” rubber, $49,000; 2001 5710, 64’, 9.8” spacing, MRB’s, 3.5” rubber packers, w/2001 5440 air tank, $115,000; 2003 Bourgault 5710, 54’, double shoot, 3” rubber, $89,000; 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000/2320, single shoot, 3.5” steel, $59,000; 2000 Bourgault 5710, 64’, new 5-1/2” pneumatic packers, double shoot, $109,000; 2001 Bourgault 5440, double shoot, $58,000; Flexi-Coil 800/1610, 33’, $19,500; New 54’ Bourgault 8810 cult.; 2010 Bourgault 6000 90’ mid-harrow w/3225 Valmar; 2010 6000 90’ mid-harrow; 2006 Bourgault 5710, 54’, rubber packers, NH3 kit; 2006 3310, 55’, 10” spacing, MRB’s; 2010 5710, 74’, 5.5” packers; 2010 Bourgault 5810, 62’, double shoot, 5.5” packers 2011 3310/6550, 10” spacing, double shoot, w/6550 air cart with Zynx; 84’ Bourgault 7200 heavy harrow. Call for pricing. RD Ag Central, 306-542-3335 or 306-542-8180, Kamsack, SK. 2010 NH Precision P2070, 70’, 10” spacing, double shoot, blockage, Atom Jet, NH3 twin band openers, P1060 TBH variable rate cart. 306-536-3870, Regina, SK


FLEXI-COIL 7500 70’, 10” spacing, 3.5” Dutch openers, 3.5” steel packers, all new hoses last year, exc. cond. Selling w/wo 3450 air cart. Vermilion, AB. 780-741-3714 or 780-787-8293, FLEXI-COIL 7500 60’, year 2000, 10” spacing, DS, 4” steel, under 20,000 acres, $22,000, drill only/no tank. 306-862-2387 or 306-862-2413, Nipawin, SK. FLEXI-COIL 5000, 27’, 7.2” spacing, single shoot, carbide tip 3/4” opener, steel packers, 1110 TBT cart, meter box rebuilt 3yrs. ago, coarse and fine rollers, some new hoses, always shedded, orginal owner, $30,000. Phone 306-384-1024 or 306-290-3678, Asquith, SK. 1995 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 57’, 550 lb. trips, 9” spacing, 3.5” steel packers capped, 2” shanks w/2001 2340 TBT cart, 40 bu. third tank w/variable rate 3rd tank and double fan. $45,000. 306-293-2912, Bracken, SK. 5710 42’ BOURGAULT, 3225 tank, deluxe monitor, dbl. shoot, 3/4”x3 stealth openers, $48,000. 306-463-3677 Netherhill, SK. 64’ BOURGAULT 5710, 9.8” spacing, single shoot, 4.5” steel packers, 3.5” Atom Jets, granular application system c/w 5440 cart $79,000 OBO. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB 2008 MORRIS MAXIM III 60’, double shoot, AtomJet side band openers, 450 bu. tank, low acres. 306-278-2518, Porcupine Plain, SK. 2007 50’ SEED HAWK, 10” spacing, NH3, John Blue mechanical controller, Alpine liquid kit and pump, Morris 8425 tank. Excellent cond., $120,000. 780-618-5538, Grimshaw, AB. 2006 SEED HAWK, 48-10 w/on board 2500 gal. liquid tank, c/w 4350 Bourgault air tank; 1997 MORRIS MAXIM 3910 air drill, 6240 air cart, single shoot w/side band liquid. 306-457-7332, Stoughton, SK.

1999 HARMON 4480 air drill, w/3100 TBH, 9.6” spacing, carbide openers, paired row w/4” V packers, $30,000 OBO. 2000 MORRIS MAGNUM II, 61’ 12” spac306-826-5665, Marsden, SK. ing, double shoot, TBT, 7300 tank, third 33’ CASE/CONCORD 3310 drill (red) c/w compartment. $57,500 OBO. Bow Island, Flexi-Coil 2320 TBH tank, double shoot, AB. 403-545-6159, 403-952-0624, 40310” spacing, 3-bar harrows, complete unit 952-2506 always shedded, exc. cond, $47,500. 1999 FLEXI-COIL 5000 air drill, 33’ with 9” 780-608-0556, Camrose, AB. spacing, single shoot with 3.5” carbide tip, EZEE-ON 48’ 7550, steel packers, dual wing openers, and 3.5” steel packers, 1720 shoot, Dutch carbide openers, w/2005 tank, above average cond., $37,000. Ezee-On 4350 cart, 3 comp., exc. cond., 306-747-8017, Shellbrook, SK. $50,000. 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK 1998 MORRIS MAXIM, 39’, Atom Jet openers, 7180 tank, 10” spacing, double 2009 BOURGAULT 6550 ST, 4-tank meter- shoot, excellent shape, field ready, ing, cab rate adjust, bag lift, deluxe auger; $35,000. 306-768-3500, Carrot River, SK. 2008 5710, 54’, 9.8” spacing, MRB, 4” rubber packers. Always shedded. Daysland, 2005 SEED MASTER SXG380, 44’, 12” AB. Phone 780-679-7117. spacing, anhydrous and Raven kits, ultra pro rollers, $105,000. 306-453-2358, JD 1820 AIR drill, 52’, 10” spacing, 4” 306-577-8771 cell, Carlyle, SK. pneumatic, 8 run single shoot, TBH, 2005 MORRIS MAXIM III, 40’, 10” spac$45,000. 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. ing, DS paired row, Edge-On shanks, Gen 2001 JD 1860, 42’ single shoot disc drill, tips, heavy trips, large rubber packers, 7.5” spacing, 1890 series opener upgrades. mud scrapers, rock deflectors, Flexi-Coil Haukaas markers, c/w 2003 Flexi-Coil manifolds and Morris distribution. Less 3450 TBT air cart, mechanical drive, than 7000 acres (bought new in 2007). $44,000 OBO. 403-860-4019, Irricana, AB. $70,000 OBO. 780-837-1313, Falher, AB.

1997 FLEXI-COIL 51’ 5000, 9”, 550 lb, 3.5” steel packers, single shoot, $35,000. CamDon Motors 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 50’ FLEXI-COIL 400, 7” spacing, mulch1998 BOURGAULT 5710, 35’, 7.2” spacing, ers, new shovels, 2320 TBH w/high flotation Trelleborgs, $20,000. 28’ JD 730 1830 JD 40’ air drill, double shoot, Atom 3195 air tank, $45,000 OBO. Located near double disc w/new discs and scrapers, 170 Jet openers, 10” spacing, only 2500 acres, North Dakota border. 306-563-8482, bu. 7 8 7 TBT, $20,500; 41’ JD 1060 306-782-2586. exc. $65,000. 306-229-4319, Warman, SK w/1610 Flexi-Coil, $9500. May sell units separate. C a s e / I H 2 3 0 0 cart, TBH, $8500. Can deliver. MacGregor MB, call Brian 204-685-2896, 204-856-6119. 2001 CASE CONCORD, 5010, 340 bu. cart, run monitoring, 5.5” packer tires, Fargo air monitor, closing discs, Edge-On s h a n k s , 5 5 0 l b. t r i p , w i t h o p e n e r s , $64,900. 204-761-5145, Rivers, MB. 2011 AMITY single disc drill, dual shoot with banders, ISO-BUS monitor; 2011 Amity 5250 air tank, TBH or TBT. Priced to sell. 204-534-7651, Boissevain, MB. FLEXI-COIL 2340 air tank, 2002, 6-run tow behind. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 1997 EZEE-ON 28’ air seeder, 10” spacing, 175 bu. tank, rubber packers, harrows $30,000. Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. FLEXI-COIL 800, 40’, 1720 tank, w/320 granular applicator, single or double shoot, premium condition, $19,000 OBO. 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. SEED HAWK 48’, 12” spacing, 357 tank, new fert. meters and NH3, $65,000; FlexiCoil 5000, 45’, 7.2” spacing, twin 1610 tanks, $30,000. 204-534-7531, Minto, MB 32’ BOURGAULT air seeder, 8” spacing, 135 bu. seed cart, Atom Jet boots, rebuilt packers, c/w liquid fert. kit, 1300 gal. liquid cart, Honda pump, $27,000 OBO. 306-259-4990, 306-946-6424, Young, SK. BOURGAULT 8810, 3225 tank, 36’ carbide tips, poly packers. Asking $45,000. 306-295-3757, 306-295-7811, Eastend SK. BOURGAULT 8800, 40’ w/2155 TBH tank, carbide tips, poly packers, Broadcast kit. Asking $20,000. 306-796-4508 or 306-796-7894, Central Butte, SK.

70’ FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 95 harrow packer unit, good condition. 306-398-4714, Cutknife, SK. NEW AND USED ROLLERS, tow behind, wing up, 5 plex units, all sizes. 403-545-6340, 403-580-6889 cell, Bow Island, AB. 2011 BOURGAULT 7200, 72’, HEAVY harrows, 9/16 teeth, less than a month old. 204-851-1856, Reston, MB. 1997 SYSTEM 82 Flexi-Coil 70’, 5 bar spring loaded harrows. 306-869-2883, Radville, SK. BRAND NEW 50’ Brandt Maxi (Phoenix) harrow, rotary, autofold, $43,800 OBO. 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK.

VISIT OUT WEBSITE See our new products for spring 2012. Our full carbide-triple shoot-paired row openers have fertilizer between seed rows and slightly below. We also have 1/4” SS liquid fertilizer lines delivering fertilizer to seed rows. Available for all paralink-C shank and edge on. Please watch our website for updates. Thank you for visiting our website. VW Mfg., Dunmore, AB. 403-528-3350. FLEXI-COIL 39’ 5000, 9”, 550 lb, 3” rubber, 2320 TBH, double shoot, $45,000. CamDon Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK WANTED: MELROE DRILLS in decent cond. w/fine seed meters. Will consider disc or hoe. 403-833-3749, Burdett, AB. 2006 THREE HOPPER Convey-All tender unit, 600 bu., rear discharge, truck mount. 204-534-7651, Boissevain, MB. 1996 CONCORD 3503 air tank, 3 compartments and meters, 350 bu. split 30%, 40%, 30%, single shoot. Hydraulic fan, $20,000. Willing to trade for 3400 2 compartment tank. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. IHC 6200 DISC DRILLS, 24’ with factory transport, fertilizer and seeder weeder front attachment, in exc. cond., stored inside. $5500 OBO. 403-952-7540, Hilda, AB. 2007 JD 1590 No-Till seed drill, 15’, 7.5” spacing, fert./grain box w/agitator, grass seed box, markers, done approx 4000 acres. 403-782-1009, Lacombe, AB.

WISHEK HEAVY DISCS- 1,000 lbs. per foot. These are the heaviest discs on the market! Order now for spring delivery. Call Flaman Sales, Saskatoon, 306-934-2121 or 1-888-435-2626, or visit 42’ EZEE-ON deep tillage, 4 bar harrows, o r i g i n a l o w n e r, $ 2 4 , 0 0 0 O B O . 403-746-5494, 403-746-3945, Eckville, AB 32’ CASE 496 disc, cushion gang, $13,000; IHC 4700, 34’ cultivator, w/1620 Valmar, $6500. Ph. 306-524-4960, Semans, SK. 1991 CCIL 807 deep tiller 35’, 12” shovels, excellent shape. Call Gerald 204-641-4175, Arborg, MB.

WANTED: BOURGAULT cultivator/air seeder, 32-36’ or air drill. Also Flexi-Coil Inland post pounder. 306-984-4606 eves., Leoville, SK.

LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We buy 90 and 94 Series Case 2 WD tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have rebuilt tractors for sale. 306-784-2213 Herbert SK CASE/IH ST 385 QUAD, 2011, 323 hrs, 30” Camoplast tracks, diff locks, high cap. pump, HID lighting, Nav II 262 receiver. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. DEGELMAN DOZER for Case/IH 9350, 6-way, 2 yrs. old. Phone 306-539-8590, Regina, SK. 2009 CASE/IH 125 Puma tractor, MFWD, 3 PTH, loaded w/options, 487 hrs., never had a loader or a blade, asking $89,000. 306-641-4890, 306-641-5814, Yorkton, SK

FENDT 820 VARIO TMS w/Quicke 990 loader and HLA snowing 4200 blade, GPS w/AutoSteer, 540/1000 PTO, 2120 hrs., front and rear 3 PTH, cab suspension, front axle suspension, $175,000. Call Bruce at 780-405-8638, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. CASE/IH 9350, 1997, 4346 hrs, 20.8x38 triples, 4 hyds., very good condition. Call 2001 FENDT 926 VARIO, 260 HP, 3149 Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. hrs., c/w duals, mint, CVT, 53 kms/hr., LHR, Michelin 710 tires, front axle and cab CASE 2096, 2000 hrs., no winter use, just suspension, 3 PTH, 1000 PTO, 4 hyds, put 790 Leon loader, grapple and joystick on, shedded, like new. 306-538-2153, $109,000. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. Whitewood, SK. IHC 606 GAS w/Leon 636 FEL, Hold-On 3PTH, 540 PTO, 2700 hrs., $7500 OBO. 1987 DEUTZ 7085, FWA, open station, 85 Will consider trade-up to skid steer. HP, 3 PTH, 5900 hrs., Allied 794 FEL, 306-922-8155, Prince Albert, SK. $18,000. Phone 204-525-4521, Minitonas MB. Visit: DEUTZ FAHR AGROPLUS 100, excellent condition! Low hrs. (1200), 4 WD, grapple loader and bucket, heat and AC, 6 cyl. engine. $33,000. Call Barry 780-366-3344, Myrnam, AB.

WANTED: CASE 2090 or 2290 tractor with FEL. Contact Jeff 306-228-9020, Unity, SK. 2011 CASE/IH MAXIM 125, FWA, 3 PTH, KELLO-BILT 8’ TO 16’ OFFSET DISCS new, $70,000; 1994 Case/IH 9280, high c/w oilbath bearings, 26” to 36” blades. hrs., $35,000. Ph 306-322-2291 or cell: T h e S u c c e s s f u l F a r m e r s C h o i c e . 306-322-7799, Rose Valley, SK. 1-888-500-2646 CASE/IH 9380, 3900 hrs, 24.5x32 rubber FARM KING HEAVY DUTY field discs are 70%, Outback AutoSteer, powershift, now available at Flaman Sales, from 14’ to $108,000. 306-843-7744, Wilkie, SK. 42’ widths. Book now for spring delivery! 2006 DX55 FARMALL w/LX 360 loader, Visit your nearest Flaman store or call MFWD, single hyd., 3 PTH, 950 hrs., vg 1-888-435-2626. condition 204-825-2641, Pilot Mound, MB. 1998 42’ BOURGAULT 9400 500 lb. trips, WA N T E D : I H C 1 2 5 6 , 1 4 5 6 , 1 0 2 6 4-bar harrows, knock-ons, HD rear hitch, Case/IH hydro; JD 6030 in running cond. little use for past 10 yrs- 0 till, exc. cond or for parts. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. $45,000. 204-546-3233, Grandview, MB. 2010 CIH 535 HD, 300 hrs., powershift, 800x38 tires, big pump, Pro 600 w/AutoSteer, front cast weights, diff. locks, vg condition. 204-825-2641, Pilot Mound, MB CASE/IH ST 385 QUAD, 2011. Two to choose from. 30” Camoplast tracks, diff. locks., high cap. pump, HID lighting, Nav II/ 262 receiver, high cap. drawbar. One c/w 1000 PTO. Call Gord 403-308-1135, WINTER CASH DISCOUNTS start now on Lethbridge, AB. Summers discs, wing-up rollers, 5-plex 1991 CASE/IH 9280, 6360 hrs, 24.5x32 rollers, chisel plows, heavy harrows, verti- dual tires 90%, AutoSteer. Tractor is in cal tillage implements, packer bars, rock- great condition, $75,000. Rick Wildfong pickers. 403-545-6340, 403-580-6889 cell. 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. Bow Island, AB. 20’ WISHEK 842, $27,000. 306-273-4644, 9280 CASE/IH, 6800 hrs., powershift, 20.8x42 triples, exc. cond. 204-546-2086 306-621-6673, Rhein, SK. or 204-648-7085, Grandview, MB. WA N T E D : BOURGAULT or Flexi-Coil 50’-60’, 9” to 10” cultivator. Must have 2000 8970 FORD New Holland, FWA, 5987 heavy trips w/wo NH3 kit. 403-746-5494, hrs., $54,000 OBO; 1996 8560 Ford New Holland, FWA, 6732 hrs., loader c/w grap403-746-3945, Eckville, AB. ple bucket, 3 PTH, bale fork $35,000 OBO; WANTED: BOURGAULT 8810 cultivator, 1984 4490 Case 6194 hrs., $17,500 OBO. 52’-60’, in good condition. 204-546-3154, All units in excellent running condition and Grandview, MB. shedded. 403-888-5445, 403-888-5446, 2008 EZEE-ON 1275 15’ breaking discs, Strathmore, AB. very good condition, $17,500; JD 230 27’ 1993 CASE/IH 9280, 4100 hrs, exc. cond. discs, 20” blades, $5500 OBO. Broadview, Phone 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK. SK. 306-696-7285. 1980 CASE 2290, 5700 hrs. powershift redone at 4100 hrs., always shedded. 306-558-4444, Maple Creek, SK. BOURGAULT AIR SEEDER, 38’ Commander w/Bourgault 2115 II tank; Flexi-Coil 50’ harrow packer System 95, P20’s. Phone 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK. 2001 LAND ROLLER, 45’ Degelman 7645, $22,000. Call Rick at 306-365-8623, Watrous, SK. COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES, Morris 7 Series Magnum; JD 1610, $135 ea.; JD 1610/610 (black) $180. 306-259-4923 306-946-7923, Young, SK. 74’ OF 3.5” STEEL PACKERS on 9.8” spacing for 5710 Bourgault; Also 40’ of 8” space poly packers for Bourgault cultivator. 204-546-2086 or 204-648-7085, Grandview, MB.

2007 STX480, 1971 hrs., powershift, 7 1 0 x 4 2 t i r e s , O u t b a c k Au t o S t e e r, $169,000. 306-948-3949, Biggar, SK. CIH 784, 3 PTH, loader, $10,900. Call Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. 1988 CASE/IH 7130, 4900 hrs., $35,000. To b e p i c ke d u p i n R a y m o r e , S K . 204-352-4037.

CASE/IH 2294, 154 HP, 4x4, MFWD, 3 PTH, Ezee-On loader w/grapple, 7988 hrs., AC, heater, completely serviced, field ready, very nice condition, $29,000. 780-914-6532 days, 780-662-3913 eves., Tofield, AB. 2006 MXU135, 3614 HRS, MFWD, diff lock, left hand shuttle shift, cab suspension, hi/low powershift. LX750 heavy duty loader, self-levelling, joystick, softride. $69,000. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK CASE 2594, low hrs., like new Michelins, very clean. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. CASE/IH STEIGER built, 4 WD/Quads; Plus other makes and models. Call the 4WD Super Store! Trades welcome. We deliver. Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge AB

STEIGER ST250 COUGAR, 3306 engine, 4 hyds., 14’ dozer blade, w/14’ wing blade. 306-538-4487, Kennedy, SK. 1986 PANTHER 1000 Steiger, 4 WD powershift, 20.8x38 tires, $20,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 9380 QUADTRACK, 5300 hrs, 14’, 6-way grouser blade, 500 hrs on new tracks, injection pump, 4 hyd. remotes, powershift, ag. tractor from day one. South Central SK. Call 306-731-7129.

2001 CAT CHALLENGER 75E, 350 HP, 2040 hrs., 30” tracks at 90%, front/rear weights, Outback ready, excellent cond., $125,000 OBO. 780-985-3790, Calmar, AB.

1983 JD 8450, $27,000 OBO. Call for details, 306-865-2075, Hudson Bay, SK. 1981 JD 4640, excellent condition, 6500 hrs., quad shift, 20.8x38 tires, $24,000. 306-421-9817, Denson, SK. 1994 JD 8970, 24 spd., diff lock, 20.8x42 triples, Michelin agribib tires 80%+, AutoSteer, eng. bearings and clutch recently done, shedded, well maintained, exc. cond., very clean, $72,500. 204-758-3943, 204-746-5844, St Jean, MB 2008 JD 9530, 800x70R38 Firestone duals, 1872 hrs., one owner. Asking $210,000. 306-641-5814, 306-641-4890, Yorkton, SK 1995 JD 8770, 300 HP, 5450 hrs, tires 90%, 12 spd. synchro, 3 hydraulics, extra hydraulic return, e-drive plumbed, excellent condition, 306-623-4222, Sceptre, SK. 1996 JD 8970, PTO, 4813 hrs., triples, 24 speed, weights, $93,000. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. 1992 4960, MFWD, 6920 hrs, 3 hyds., 20.8x42 radial duals, 280 loader and grapple, $64,000. 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK. 1995 JD 8970, 6700 hrs, triple 20.8x42 tires (inside 8 are new), approx. 100 hrs. since new: Fuel pump, fan clutch and oil cooler, $85,000. Phone Rick Wildfong 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. 2004 7520 MFWD, 5400 hrs, 2nd owner, 741 self levelling loader/grapple, powershift/ left hand reverse, 3 PTH, exc. cond., $72,500. Would trade for 200 HP MFWD tractor. 204-239-7874, Austin, MB. STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER looking for JD tractors to rebuild, Series 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, or for parts. Will pay top dollar. Now selling JD parts. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 1993 8570 JD, 12 spd. trans., 4200 hrs., 18.3x38 tires, $65,000 OBO. 306-873-2347 Tisdale, SK. 1995 JD 8970, 4131 hrs, triples, 24 speed, weights, $87,000. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. 2002 JD 7410, MFWD, 740 loader and 3 PTH, mint condition, $56,000. Calmar, AB. Phone 780-951-0783 or 780-940-2638.


BEN PETERS JD Tractors Ltd., c/w Mitch Rouire, Box 72, Roseisle, MB. R0G 1V0. 204-828-3628 (shop), 204-750-2459 (cell). For Sale: 4455 MFWD, 3 PTH, 15 spd., w/wo FEL; 2- 4250 MFWD, 3 PTH, 15 spd.; 2950 MFWD, 3 PTH w/260 SL FEL; 4640 3 PTH, 3 hyds; 4440 quad, 3 PTH; 3140 3 PTH, new paint, tires, hi/low shift, mint; 1830 3 PTH. We also have loaders, buckets, grapples to fit JD tractors. JD 8650, PTO, very low original hours, exceptional condition, $37,900 OBO. 403-804-3202, Acme, AB. 2008 JD 9530, 1200 hrs., premium cab, 1 8 s p d . p owe r s h i f t , 7 8 g p m hy d s . , 800-70R38 duals, 7600 lb. weights, $235,000. 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. 1992 JD 4960, MFWD, duals, 3 hyds., always shedded, 5940 hrs, 50% tires, $63,500 OBO. 1997 JD 7810, MFWD, 9900 hrs, power quad, 3 PTH, 60% tires, $46,500. Both clean, solid tractors with regular service. Phone Blaine 306-782-6022, 306-621-9751, Yorkton, SK 1998 JOHN DEERE 9400, 20.8x42 triples, 3904 hrs., 24 speed trans., asking $115,000. 780-657-0051, Two Hills, AB.


1997 MASSEY 8160, 3000 hrs., rubber80%, always shedded, very good condition, THE RM OF ESTEVAN, SK. No. 5 has the following equipment for sale: 2003 Volvo $48,000. 306-628-4154, Burstall, SK. G740B grader, 8703 hrs., $100,000 OBO; 2006 Schulte mower, model XH1500, $8000 OBO; 2003 Flex Arm, model FLX15, 1996 NH 8970, 210 HP, MFD, powershift, $2000 OBO; 2006 LuckNow snowblower, w/990 Alo loader and grapple, 4700 hrs., $6300, OBO. For more info. contact Blaine $67,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment at 306-421-1942 or Kim at 306-634-2222. Ltd., Storthoaks, SK, 306-449-2255. WHEATHEART BIN SWEEP, $1100; Koend1994 9680 4 WD, 855 cu. in., Cummins, 12 ers 8’ swath rollers, $990; Ezee-On 2135 s p d . s t d . , O u t b a c k Au t o S t e e r hy d s . FEL, (JD 4030- 4455), $5500; Trailmaster plumped in, 3960 hrs., exc. cond., 20.8R42 30’ gooseneck, $7500; J&M 875B grain duals, shedded, $73,000. Delivery may be cart, $26,500. Ph Hergott Farm Equipment available. Contact Brennan 306-460-8487, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. Netherhill, SK. SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call 1998 NH 9682, 425 HP, 12 spd, 20.8x42 for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., triples, 5308 hrs, performance monitor, Trimble 500 AutoSteer, exc., $87,000. Gra- 10’ DEGELMAN BLADE, $3000; 8’ front velbourg SK. 306-648-2310, 306-648-7877 mount Schulte plow, yellow, $1200; JD 2008 NH T9040, 1322 hrs., 800x38 duals, 2 6 5 l o a d e r, 6 ’ b u c k e t , $ 6 0 0 0 . deluxe cab, AutoSteer and mapping, scrap- 306-263-4914, Limerick, SK. er hitch. 306-287-8487, 306-383-7191, Quill Lake, SK. 1997 NH 9882, 4300 hrs., 710x38 duals, Outback AutoSteer, recently rebuilt engine and transmission. $95,000. 306-287-8487, 306-383-7191, Quill Lake, SK.

WANTED: 50’- 72’ heavy harrow; 30’ SP windrower; 40’- 45’ landroller. Yorkton, SK. Phone 306-563-8482 or 306-782-2586. WANTED: JD 7810, low hrs., c/w FEL, 3 PTH; NH 1037 or 1036 bale wagon. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB.

2007 DEGELMAN SA1820 SIDEARM Excellent shape, 6 hyd. outlets, 1000 rpm, small 1000, clearance light kit, 166’’ offset (draw bar centre to cutter centre) $8800. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. WANTED: JD 750 no-till drill. Phone 306-845-2665, Turtleford, SK. FRONT WHEEL Assist housing rebuilt, portable line boring service, table augers and concave rebuilt. Penno’s Machining and Mfg. Ltd. 204-966-3221, online parts store DEGELMAN - PICKERS, LAND rollers, Strawmaster, rock diggers, booked savings. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

GREENSTAR 2600 DISPLAY with SF1 unlock, used for two years, $7500. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. JD 7830, FWA, 746 loader with grapple, 1600 hrs., left hand shuttle shift, power quad trans., 3 PTH, big and small PTO, three hyd., wheel weights, buddy seat. 204-825-7886, Manitou, MB.

1994 FORD NH 9480, 4380 hrs, 20.8/42 new Jan. 2009, hyflow hyd., 350 HP, shedROD WEEDER 48’ or larger, in good condided, 12 spd. trans, no PTO, $68,000. t i o n f o r a f a r m a t Wy n y a r d , S K . 403-901-5018, Gleichen, AB. 306-526-6836. 1994 NH 9680, 360 HP, 6300 hrs., 12 spd., WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly trac20.8R42D duals front and back 70%, 855 tors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor Cummins, 4 hyd. with return line, GPS 500 Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. AutoSteer, JD Greenlight Feb. 2011, $5600 1961 JD 3010 diesel, real nice, $6,900 work completed. Tractor shedded, nice WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS, all sizes, shape, asking $67,000. 306-948-4565 cell, OBO. Call Gary 204-326-7000 Steinbach, KNIGHT REEL AUGIE silage mixing feed prompt pick-up. Phone 306-259-4923, 306-948-2953, Biggar, SK. MB. wagon, with electronic scale and battery, 306-946-9669, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. hyd. unloading chute, 1000 PTO, new jack, WANTED: FLEXI-COIL S82 harrows, 8800 JD 4010, 1500 hrs. since pump and motor all manuals, $6500 OBO. 780-376-2131, Bourgault direct seed 5 series tank: Wantd o n e ; A l s o J D 4 8 l o a d e r ava i l a b l e . 306-868-4544, Avonlea, SK. e d : L at e m o d e l 3 t o n g r a i n t r u c k . 1 9 8 2 V E R S AT I L E 8 3 5 , 5 6 0 0 h r s . , Strome, AB. JD 8970 4 WD, 8450, 4450, 4030, 2130. 18.4x38 duals 90%. Tractor is in very good 2290 CASE, 3940 hrs, $15,000; 4490 Case, 306-782-6769, Yorkton, SK. All with loaders and 3 PTH. Will take JD c o n d i t i o n . P h o n e R i c k W i l d f o n g 5617 hrs, new rubber inside duals, $7,500; WANTED: DEGELMAN 16’ 6-way dozer Case 8230 swather, $2,500; Brandt 10x60 blade to fit JD 9400 4 WD, must be in t r a c t o r s i n t r a d e t h a t n e e d w o r k . 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 1984 895 VERSATILE, 6300 hrs., new swing auger, $1,500; IHC 28’ hoe drill good cond. 403-575-0633, Consort, AB. Arch Equipment 306-867-7252, Out- $2,500. 306-463-7390, Dodsland SK. LOOKING FOR: HARROW packer bar. 1997 JD 9200, 3717 hrs., 24 spd., 20.8x42 tires. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New De- Phone 306-542-4498 or 306-542-7325, duals, excellent condition, $87,500. look, SK. Phone: 204-568-4593, Miniota, MB. 1990 FORD VERSATILE 946, 20.8x42” du- gelman equipment, land rollers, Straw- Kamsack, SK. als, good rubber, good cond., $39,000. master, rockpickers, rock rakes, dozer WANTED: Cab for Ford 5640 - 8340 trac1996 8770, 5080 hrs, 20.8R42 60%, 4 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. blades. Phone 306-957-4403, cell tor, for parts, 40 series. 780-240-3818, hyds., PTO, return line, field cruise, 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. Kingman, AB. $78,000 OBO. 306-867-7073, Outlook, SK. 2003 VERSATILE 2425, 3230 hrs, 425 HP, manual trans, 900 metric tires, plumbed WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calv- WANTED: 1970’s JD 6030 tractor, need 2002 JD 9520, 8500 hours, $100,000; for Outback, newer batteries, $136,000. ing/ foaling barn cameras, video surveilnot be running. 204-766-2643. 2008 JD 9630, 2300 hours, $250,000. 306-967-2446, 306-460-6799, Eatonia, SK. lance, rear view cameras for RV’s, trucks, Phone 306-831-8963, Rosetown, SK. combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. NEW HOLLAND 72C 30’ header, rigid 850 VERSATILE SERIES II, newer paint M o u n t e d o n m a g n e t . C a l g a r y, A B . transport auger c/w pickup reel. Phone 1982 JD 1040 w/cab, 3 PTH, JD 175 and tires, air seeder kit, rebuilt motor, exc. 403-616-6610, 306-595-2180, Pelly, SK. l o a d e r, $ 1 2 , 9 0 0 O B O . C a l l G a r y cond., $25,000. 204-534-7531, Minto, MB. 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. BestBu ys in Used Equ ipm en t 2007 JD 9620T, 36” tracks, Xenon HID 2009 CIH M ag n u m 21 5 $1 34 ,1 00 D light package, weight package, AutoTrac Co m b in e Tr a d es 201 0 CIH Pu m a 1 4 0 $1 1 0,900 D r e a dy, 1 2 2 8 h r s . A s k i n g $ 2 1 9 , 0 0 0 . 201 1 CIH 91 20 & 201 6 $372,200 R 2006 M cCo rm i ck X TX 1 85 $89,31 8 R 306-641-4890, 306-641-5814, Yorkton, SK 201 1 CIH 81 20 & 201 6 $321 ,4 00 D

1986 VERSATILE 876, 3 PTH, 1000 PTO, 4 hyds, 12 speed powershift, 6365 hrs, mechanic inspected, center pivots rep l a c e d . Tr a d e s we l c o m e , fi n a n c i n g available. 1-800-667-4515, see video at: 2009 VERSATILE 2375 with 1025 hrs. BUY 8 TIRES GET $1000 in-store credit $135,000. Call 204-746-4131, Rosenort, or free installation. All or any combination MB. or visit: of 20.8-38, 18.4-38, 30.5-32, 24.5-32, 18.4-42 or 20.8-42. Price starts at $783. Buy your own or buy with a friend. Promo g o o d u p t o J a n u a r y 1 5 , 2 0 1 2 . GRATTON COULEE AGRI PARTS LTD. Your 1-800-667-4515. #1 place to purchase late model combine JD 2755 TRACTOR w/JD loader and grap- and tractor parts. Used, new and rebuilt. ple, 2 WD, 9025 hrs., exc. shape. 306- Toll free 888-327-6767. 291-9395, 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. BIG BUD KT500, S/N 7610 KTA1150, 550 JD 7710 MFWD; JD 7810 MFWD; JD H P, 1 3 s p d . F u l l e r, 4 n ew M i c h e l i n 8110 MFD, all low hrs., can be equipped 800/65R32 tires, $75,000 OBO. High River w/loaders; Also JD 6430 MFD w/loader. AB. 403-542-9465. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. 2006 JCB 8250 tractor, 3000 hrs., 260 WANTED: STANDARD 3020 or 4020 JD, HP, CVT trans., 65 kph top speed, full susmust be gas or propane powered. Phone pension front and rear, ABS brakes, dual rear PTO, rear 3 PTH, 4 rear remotes, front 403-885-5598, Blackfalds, AB. 3 PTH, 2 front remotes, brand new rubber 4020 JD w/148 FEL, 7500 hrs, exc. cond.. all around. Deluxe cab with AC, heat and 204-634-2508, Pierson, MB. radio. Very clean! $139,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. CLEAN 2006 7320 w/741 loader, 2250 hrs., 24 spd., LH reverser, 40 kpm, 20.8x38 tires. $88,000. 403-356-0200 Red Deer AB. 1975 JOHN DEERE 2130, 146 loader, 3PTH, runs good. Phone 204-573-0181, DEGELMAN DOZER for Case/IH 9350, 6-way, 2 yrs. old. Phone 306-539-8590, Forrest, MB. Regina, SK. 2010 JD 9630T, 650 hrs., PTO, like new. FORKLIFT, MAST AND FORKS 2-stage. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. Phone 204-534-7651, Boissevain, MB. 2004 9220 JD 4WD tractor, std. trans., DEGELMAN 6-WAY DOZER, 14’, mounts for 20.8x42 tires, GPS, w/AutoSteer, 3600 Case 9150-9350 series. 403-394-4401, hrs., $136,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equip- Lethbridge, AB. ment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. DEGELMAN 7200 16’ 6-way quick attach 2010 JD 9770, 380 sep. hrs., w/JD 615 for JD 9220 w/heavy frame rails, $17,500 PU platform, Premiere Cab, ext. wear pkg., OBO. 780-846-2645, Kitscoty, AB. Contour Master, Greenstar ready, power mirrors, also w/2009 30’ Honeybee header 645B FIAT ALLIS payloader, 4800 hrs., new rubber, 1978. Jim 306-640-8266 cell, Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. Limerick, SK. DEGLEMAN 6-WAY 16’ dozer, quick attach, very nice shape, used almost totally for snow, fits Steiger 9170 through 9390. JD- 2520, 3020, 4000, 4020, $16,500. 306-731-7129, Govan, SK. 4620, Powershift - ‘69 - ‘72, LEON MODEL 808 FEL, 8’ bucket and bale fork, mounting brackets for CIH 7130, Versatile 1156 (Blue) $4500. 306-796-4408, 306-796-7711 cell, Central Butte, SK. D E G E L M A N D O Z E R 4 - WAY, 1 4 ’ , h a s JOHN DEERE 7830, quad trans w/E range, mounts for JD 8650. Call 403-394-4401, 42” tire, 3PTH, 746 loader w/grapple, LH Lethbridge, AB. reverser, 1900 hrs, $115,000. Mint! Carstairs, AB. 403-371-5348


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1972 JD 4020, w/rollbar cab, 6300 hrs, c/w Leon 10’ dozer and Ezee-On loader, 1997 JD 9600, only 2000 sep. hrs; 1972 $15,000. 403-887-5527, Sylvan Lake, AB. JD 4620; 1982 IHC 5088; Cockshutt 40. All field ready and OBO. 204-766-2643. 2004 JD 7320 MFWD, 16x16 partial powershift trans., LH reverser, 3400 hrs. DEGELMAN DOZER for Case/IH 9350, $67,500 OBO. Gary 204-326-7000, Stein- 6-way, 2 yrs. old. Phone 306-539-8590, Regina, SK. bach, MB

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GRAIN/PELLET BURNING STOVES, Grain Burning and Wood Burning outdoor furnaces. Prairie Fire Grain Energy, Bruno, SK. Ph. 306-369-2825.


CUSTOM FIREWOOD PROCESSING, max block length 22”, cut and split into rough pile. $75/cord, travel costs extra. Firewood for sale: Tamarack, Poplar and Pine. $175/cord, delivery extra. Nipawin, SK. Ph. 306-862-3086 or 306-862-7831. FIREWOOD: SEMI LOADS, self-unloading truck, or pick up on yard. Hague, SK. Phone: 306-232-4986, 306-212-7196. BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood for sale. Contact Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer.

USED OIL WELL TUBE: 1.66 O.D. $19; 2-7/8” $31; 3-1/2” $39; 22 ft. 3/4” Co Rod $5. 1-888-792-6283.

HOME OF REINKE ELECTROGATOR II. Reinke centre pivots, Reinke laterals, Reinke genuine parts. Can design to your needs. Call 306-858-7351 Lucky Lake, SK. THINKING OF IRRIGATING or moving water? Pumping units, 6” to 10” alum. pipe; Also Wanted: 6” to 10” pipe. Call Dennis, 403-308-1400, Taber, AB. 40 years of experience, not a Dealer. Email:

RAIN MAKER IRRIGATION Zimmatic pivots/ Greenfield mini pivots, K-Line towable irrigation, spare parts/ accessories, new and used equip. Custom designs to solve BEV’S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy di- your specific irrigation needs. For experirect, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, ence you can trust call: 306-867-9606 Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also Outlook SK. available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK. 240 PIECES 6”x40’ ringlock; 110 pieces 6”x30’ ringlock; 6”x40’ and 6”x30’ alum. pipe. Contact Central Water and Equipment Services Ltd. 306-975-1999, Saskatoon, SK. View by appointment only.

Forklifts and Parts New and Used All makes and models Ph Marie @ 1 888 440 2700 or e mail


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2006 JD 4115 4x4 utility tractor, only 46 hrs., 60” mulcher/mower, 3 PTH, like new, $17,800 OBO. 403-346-8202, Red Deer, AB

OLE FARMS 7TH Annual Family Day Sale: 140 top Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls, 50 young Red and Black Angus bred cows, 100 commercial Black Angus bred heifers. Monday, February 20, 2012, 1:00 PM at the farm. Athabasca AB. Phone 780-675-4664. Web:



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LOWEST PRICES IN CANADA on new, high quality generator systems. Quality diesel generators, Winpower PTO tractor driven alternators, automatic / manual switch gear, and commercial duty Sommers Powermaster and Sommers / Winco portable generators and home standby packages. 75+ years of reliable service. Contact Sommers Motor Generator Sales for all your generator requirements at 4T CONTRACTORS INC. See Custom 1-800-690-2396 W o r k . C a l l 3 0 6 - 3 2 9 - 4 4 8 5 , Online: 306-222-8197, Asquith, SK. Email: SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, NEW AND USED Outback STS, S3 mapping sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen, units. Baseline and AutoSteer units. Trades welcome. 306-397-2678, Edam, SK. Smeaton, SK., ph/fax 306-426-2305. GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner Wo o d P r e s e r ve r s L t d . , a s k fo r R o n 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. 5 x 1 0 P O RTA B L E C O R R A L PA N E L S PRIVATE ELDERLY CARE HOME in Saskastarting at $55. 403-226-1722, 1-866-517- toon, SK. has immediate openings. Call 306-382-7618. Personal care on 24-hour 8335, Calgary, AB, basis, medication administration, 3 meals, 1/4” TO 1/2” used wire rope suitable for 2 snacks, exercise and recreational profencing; also 1/4” stainless steel available. grams. 403-237-8575, Calgary, AB.

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3 STEEL DOGHOUSES for gen sets/ pumps, extended frames, for fuel tanks, fork pockets. 780-990-9604 Edmonton, AB 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. DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, 12 to 300 KW, lots of units in stock, used and new, Perkins, JD, Deutz. We also build custom gensets. We currently have special pricing on new 90 KW Perkins units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471, Winnipeg, MB.



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SOUTH VIEW RANCH has for sale 65 Red and Black Angus bred heifers due to start calving March 20; Also 70 young Red and Black Angus cows. Shane 306-454-2688 or Keith 306-454-2730, Ceylon, SK.

BLACK ANGUS AND GELBVIEH bulls, 2 yr. YEARLING AND TWO year old polled Limolds and yearlings, will keep until spring. ousin bulls for sale. Red or black. Free delivery. Call Rhett Jones, Jones Cattle Co., Phone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, SK. 306-629-3200, 306-629-7878, Morse, SK. 46 PUREBRED BLACK and red Gelbvieh cows, due Feb. 10th, and 10 open heifers. Call Dan 403-227-2105, Innisfail, AB. BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Farmfair Int. Premier Breeder. Fullblood/percentage, Black/Red Carrier, females, bulls, red 2 YEAR OLD AND YEARLING polled Here- fullblood semen, embryos. 780-486-7553 ford bulls for sale. Select now and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Darrell, 780-434-8059 Paul, Edmonton AB. keep until you need them. Imperial, SK. Phone 306-963-2414 or 306-963-7880. 40 PB LOWLINE bred and open females, very docile, excellent beef quality, very easy calving, approx. 80 to choose from. Circle S Stock Farm, 306-468-2820, 306-468-7720, Canwood, SK.

RED ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE yearlings and two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders, delivery available. Website: Ph 306-287-3900, ALBERTA PLAID GALLOWAY BULL & 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. FEMALE SALE, March 10, 2012. Innisfail Auction Market, Innisfail, AB. Special guest consignors: Freeway Galloways, Fred and Maxine Noad, Alix, AB. On offer: 20 PB CHAROLAIS COWS and bred heifers, plus registered Galloway bulls, reds and white, red, and tan. Creedence Charolais blacks, yearlings, 2 yr. olds and aged bulls. R a n c h , E r v i n Z a y a k , D e r w e n t , A B . All bulls will be semen tested and vet in- 780-741-3868. spected prior to sale; Also on offer: Select group of registered red bred females and PUREBRED CHAROLAIS cows and bred red open (2011 born) heifers. Contact heifers, bred Charolais; Also heifer calves. Steve Schweer for details 403-227-3428, Phone Jim 306-839-4710, Pierceland, SK. Email: or visit our website: REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS, 2 yr. Complete sale catalogue will be available olds and yearlings, polled and horned, some red. Quiet bulls. Hand fed but not in early February, 2012. overfed. 40 plus bulls available privately at the farm. Call Wilf, Cougar Hill Ranch, 8TH ANNUAL RANCH READY Bull Sale. 50 306-728-2800, 306-730-8722, Melville, SK ranch raised Hereford bulls, March 22, 1:00 PM. New sale location: Heartland, Swift Current, SK. Catalogue online at Contact Craig Braun DEXTERS BRED COWS, heifer and bull 3 0 6 - 2 9 7 - 2 1 3 2 o r D o n n i e G i l l e s p i e calves, 1 and 2 yr. old bulls. 403-845-5763 306-627-3584. Rocky Mountain House, AB. LAZY S BULL/ Cow Power 2012. Jan. 27Cow Power, PB Black Angus Dispersal, commercial cows and bred heifers. Jan. 28- Bull Power, 200 polled red and black Simmental, Angus and Beefmakers. At the Ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB, ph 780-785-3136 For videoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visit

SELLING: BLACK ANGUS bulls. Wayside Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. 10 REGISTERED PUREBRED Black Angus females bred to son of SAV Heritage. 2Canadian Angus Elite Cows and 4 bred heifers included. Also 8 bull calves, avg. weaning weight 833 lbs. Phone 306-745-6749, Esterhazy, SK. BLACK OPEN REPLACEMENT heifers,. Call for details. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. 306-492-2161. PUREBRED BRED Heifers: Can be papered. Exposed July 1st to Sept. 1st to easy calving Angus bulls. Everblack Angus, Ernest Gibson, Vermilion, AB. 780-853-2422.








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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. SASKATCHEWAN DAIRY SALE at Saskatoon Livestock Sales, January 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Sponsored beef on a bun at 11:00 AM. Selling: 55 head fresh 1st and 2nd calvers and springers. For catalogues Kenton Lindenbach 306-530-1620, DAVIDSON GELBVIEH/ LONESOME contact Leyenhorst 306-230-6844 or Rod 7 RED YEARLING South Devon bulls for DOVE RANCH 23rd Annual Bull Sale on Logan sale. These are thick bulls with great top York 306-873-7428. Saturday, March 3/2012, 1:00 PM CST lines and hindquarters. Low birth weights Heartland Livestock Yards, Swift Current, M I L K Q U OTA A N D DA I RY H E R D S and birth EPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Buy your two year old bull SK. Complimentary lunch 11:00 AM. Pre- NEEDED Fresh cows and heifers avail. To- this fall and we will give you a winter feedsale viewing hospitality, Friday, March 2nd tal Dairy Consulting. Tisdale, SK. Rod York ing discount. Sampson McGregor Stock Selling 75+ PB yearling bulls, red or black. 306-873-7428, Larry Brack 306-220-5512. Farm, Iron River, AB. Phone 780-826-7077 Performance semen tested. Catalogue and or video at Call Ross/ Tara 306-625-3513, 306-625-7045; V e r n o n / E i l e e n 3 0 6 - 6 2 5 - 3 7 5 5 , POLLED RED AND BLACK Limousin bulls 306-625-7863, Ponteix, SK. for sale. Pick them out now, delivery in the FRESH ROPING CALVES for sale. Phone spring. Top quality bulls. Debbie and Sunday-Thursday 306-246-2117, Mayfair, Rocky, Payne Livestock 306-825-4056, SK. Lloydminster, SK. ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Assoc. 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more information.

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80 ANGUS/ HEREFORD cross bred heifers, bred Angus, due mid March, Scourguard, IBR, BVD vaccinated, preg checked. 306-342-4447, Glaslyn, SK. 20 FULLBLOOD MAINES heifers, 21 half blood Maine/Angus heifers, 21 Angus heifers. Angus bull out June 15th. 306-476-2252, Rockglen, SK. CLOSED HERD DISPERSAL: 53 young black cows bred Black Angus and 36 red cows bred Black Angus, asking $1600 each; 4 Black Angus bulls, asking $1800 each; 60 open yearling heifers, mostly black, asking $900 each. 306-547-2286, Preeceville, SK. LARGE VOLUME OF Red and RWF heifers bred by AI to 74 lb. birth weight Feddes Big Sky R9. Begin calving mid April. Pics and info at $1575 on choice. Lots of 45-50 delivered free to SK and AB; Also 50 Char/Tan heifers bred same way. Randy 204-483-0228 or Morgan 204-741-0748, Elgin, MB.

GOOD QUALITY BRED HEIFERS. Red Angus cross Hereford and Red Angus cross Simm. Bred Red Angus. Ferguson Stock Farm Ltd., 306-895-4825, Paynton, SK. 83- 3-5 YEAR OLD COWS. Bred to Red Angus, 70% are Black Angus, also various others available. Bred to calve mid-April. For info call 204-851-1856, Reston, MB. BLACK AND RED Angus cows bred to black bulls, start calving April 1st, $1150 ea. Call Eric 306-476-2010, Rockglen, SK.

NATURAL RAISED HEIFERS (preferable) or steers under 30 months, weighing 900+ lbs., free of hormones, antibiotics and never had grain. Looking for early maturing, easy fleshing, moderate frame British cattle. 403-242-5530, Calgary, AB. WANTED TO LEASE cows, short or long term. 306-681-7610 or 306-395-2668, Chaplin, SK. WOULD LIKE TO LEASE bred cows to calve April and May for 5-7 yrs. Will offer 30% guaranteed calf crop. Call for details 306-554-3198, Dafoe, SK. WANTED: CULL COWS for slaughter. For bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat Processors, 306-363-2117, ext. 111, Drake, SK.

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ONE IRON RANCHER heifers: Black Angus, BBF, Red Angus, RBF. Bred June 14 to light birth Black bulls. Looking good. Ph. Jerry Chanig 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK.


PRIVATE TREATY DISPERSALS All kinds of packages available. Call Rob Holowaychuk 780-916-2628, Optimal Bovines Inc., Red Deer, AB for details. 40 YEARLING HEIFERS, black or BWF, bred Angus to calve late March or April. Phone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, SK.

45 PUREBRED RED ANGUS bred heifers, to start calving Apr. 1st. Exposed to easy calving Red Angus bulls, $1600. Smoky River Red Angus, Sexsmith, AB. Phone 780-568-4340 or 780-876-4526 (cell). RED OPEN REPLACEMENT heifers. Call for details. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. 306-492-2161. BRED HEIFERS and bred cows for sale, preg checked, calving from April until July. Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006 website: Englefeld, SK. REGISTERED RED ANGUS yearling bulls, semen tested, calving ease, guaranteed breeders. Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford SK.

27 BRED HEIFERS, reds and tans, bred Red Angus to calve in March. 306-453-2358, 306-577-8771, Carlyle, SK.

HANNA, AB. 60 top cut black heifers bred to calving ease. Crowfoot Black Angus bulls from June 27 to August 30th. Pfizer TOTAL HERD DISPERSAL: Polled HereGold herd health program, no brands. Call ford herd 35 yrs. in the making. Closed for many years. Ross Barlow, 306-567-3207, SHORTHORN BULL, red, polled, 3 yrs old 403-854-3374 or 403-854-0230 cell. structurally very sound, athletic moving, 30 HEREFORD CROSS Simm cross Red An- Davidson, SK. proven calving ease with growth EPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S in gus bred heifers. 45 day exposure to Red LARGE VOLUME OF Black and BWF heifthe top 20% of the breed. 403-322-0142, Angus bull. Due April 1st. Tom Lyn Ranch ers bred by AI to 69 lb. birth weight SAV 450-260-5272, Rocky Mtn. House, AB. Ltd., Lloydminster, SK. 306-825-2246. Final Answer 0035. Begin calving mid A p r i l . P i c t u r e s a n d i n fo r m at i o n at 2 5 0 A N G U S B R E D C O W S . P h o n e : $1575 on 306-335-7875, Lemberg, SK. choice. Lots of 45-50 delivered free to SK SIMMENTAL BRED HEIFERS, due to DOWN ON NUMBERS, would like to lease and AB. Randy 204-483-0228 or Morgan COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE of bred 30 PB GALLOWAY FEMALES to sell, black and cows, bred heifers and calves. Delivery start calving March 15, will preg. check, or lease to own 25 to 30 cows, all breeds 204-741-0748, Elgin, MB. dunns. Russel Horvey 403-749-2780, Del- a v a i l a b l e . 8 0 7 - 2 2 0 - 1 9 3 8 c e l l , asking $1700 OBO. Hen Lea Farms Ltd. considered. Phone to discuss terms BRED HEIFERS, 54 Charolais, 37 reds, 57 306-826-5665, Marsden, SK. burne, AB. 306-784-2771, Swift Current, SK. blacks, start calving April 1st, $1500. 807-938-0009 evenings, Dryden, ON. Phone 306-355-2701, Moose Jaw, SK. SMAN F1 HEIFERS, 30-40, 2011 born on o f fe r. To v i ew o u r p r o g r a m g o t o : FEED-CHOPPERâ&#x201E;˘ ACTS LIKE AN w w w. r o u n d r o c k r a n c h i n g . c o m ON BOARD 780-853-9673, Vermilion, AB. HAMMER MILL TO BREAK AND 125 BRED RED Angus cross heifers, bred SCARIFY 90% Red Angus, good uniform bunch, vaccinatPLUS OF THE GRAIN. ed and ultrasound in calf. April 10th calving date. Call 306-355-2700 mornings or evenings, Mortlach, SK.

BLACK ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE, Yearlings and two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders, delivery available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. MUST SELL: Pine Drive Big Sky and Rito 2100 GDAR semen, $25 per dose, volume discount. 403-771-2696, Priddis, AB. BRED HEIFERS and bred cows for sale, preg checked, calving from April until July. Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006 website: Englefeld, SK.

20 BLACK ANGUS heifers, 2nd calvers, bred to Black Angus bulls, exposed June 20th. 306-662-2036, Maple Creek, SK BLACK ANGUS heifers bred Black Angus to start calving in April. Also have some later calvers and some Hereford heifers. Asking $1250. Call 204-937-3378, Roblin, MB.

CANADIAN MAINE-ANJOU Association. Power, performance and profit. For info on Maine-Anjou genetics 403-291-7077, Calgary, AB. or

COZY CAPS! Ear protection for newborn calves! Ph. 306-577-4664, 306-739-2924, Carlyle, SK.

COMPLETE COW HERD DISPERSAL: 190 spring calvers, plus 30 fall calvers. All cows home raised, age verified, young Tarentaise cows. Prefer to sell as a herd for $1250 each or lots of 50 at $1450 each. Contact Ken 204-568-4651, Miniota, MB. 150 BLACK and Red Angus good quality young bred cows. 306-773-1049, Swift Current, SK. 80 BRED COWS, reds, blacks, tans, bred Angus or Limo, to start calving early May. Asking $1350. Phone: 306-273-4600 days, 306-621-1410 eves., Rhein, SK. 60 CHAROLAIS GELBVIEH cross cows bred to Red Angus, calving in Feb. $1550/cow. 306-621-8951, Willowbrook, SK 75 CHAROLAIS SIMMENTAL cross cows. Your pick from 140. Closed herd. Home raised, have vaccination program. Exposed to Charolais and Simm. bulls May 15 - Aug 15. Heifers exposed to Red Angus bull May 15 - July 15. Preg checked, and Ivomecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Heifers had first shot of scour guard. Ray Girard, Lake Francis, MB. 204-383-5958 or 204-886-7550.

25 RANCH RAISED one iron Black Angus bred heifers, bred to easy calving Black Angus bulls, start calving April 7th, cow herd on vaccination program, $1500 ea. M u r r ay Wo l fe , G r e n fe l l , S K . P h o n e 306-697-3084 or 306-697-7526. 91 COWS AND 3 bulls. Cows are mixed breed from 4 to 7 years old, all shots and Ivomeced, preg checked, bulls turned out July 1, $1300 pick, $1250 takes all. 3 Black Angus bulls, semen tested, $1700 pick, $1650 for all. Ph. Blaine 306-782-6022 or 306-621-9751, Yorkton, SK. 49 TAN HEIFERS and a few blacks, bred Red Angus, complete herd health, one owner, $1500-$1600. Can winter and calve out. 306-478-2618, Mankota, SK. 10 OPEN SIMMENTAL AND Simmental Red/Angus cross heifers, pick from 20. 306-762-4723, Odessa, SK.

10th ANNUAL WESTERN HORSE SALES Unlimited, May 4th-5th, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, SK. Now accepting entries, deadline March 1st. For info, visit: 306-436-4515

HALF BELGIAN CHORE team, work very well, $2800 firm. 306-473-2779, Willow Bunch, SK.

FOR SALE: Mammoth and Mammoth cross donkeys, $500 each. Phone 204-434-6132, Steinbach, MB.

1 REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE Camelo, 40 RED AND BLACK ANGUS cross cows, 1.5 yr. old colt; 1 registered Quarter horse $1150 OBO. 306-742-4771, Calder, SK. Palomino, 1.5 yr old colt. Both quiet, no work done; Also registered Palomino Quarter horse mares and stallions. Phone 306-865-4168 for more information, Hud2012 REGINA BULL SALE entries close, son Bay, SK. January 10, 2012. Check website for entry VERY WELL BROKE SORREL mare, 5 yrs. form and details old, suitable for a lady; Also a well broke or contact Stacy Bull 306-874-5411 or driving team of quarter horse mares. email Sale date Phone 306-742-4565, MacNutt, SK. March 11, 2012. 200 BRED HEIFERS bred Red and Black Angus, Red and Black Angus bulls turned WWW.ELLIOTTCUTTINGHORSES.COM out June 1st. 306-442-4545, Weyburn, SK. 35 Plus years of training, showing, sales, CATTLE FINANCING available for feed- clinics, lessons. Clifford and Sandra Elliott. er cattle and bred heifers/cows. Com- Paynton, SK. Phone 306-895-2107. petitive interest rates. Call Marjorie Blacklock, Stockmens Assistance HORSES FOR SALE OR TRADE for older bred cows. Broodmares to weanlings Corp., 306-931-0088, Saskatoon, SK. available for trade. All breeds of cows con81 BLACK BRED HEIFERS. Bred to proven s i d e r e d . F o r m o r e i n f o p h o n e Black Angus heifer bulls. Ultrasound preg 306-784-2771, Swift Current, SK. tested, to start calving April 1st. Call Kevin BAXTER BLACK coming to Regina, SK, 403-371-8183, Crossfield, AB. Friday, February 10, 2012. For more info., DISPERSING: 200 second calvers plus contact the SAA at 306-441-2265. 300 cows, straight black, one iron, home raised, Many Travellers 71 Influenced, 6 YR. BLACK Percheron cross mare, 15 HH, bred to Short Grass, Tools of the Trade, well broke, needs a mate. 306-748-2876, Rancherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice, BarCR. April 1 start, Neudorf, SK. preg checked, Virus Shield 6, Ivomec. Semi loads only. You pick. 306-377-4666 after 6:00 PM. Fiske, SK. BAXTER BLACK coming to Regina, SK, Friday, February 10, 2012. For more info., CERTIFIED FARRIER. Holdfast, SK. Call contact the SAA at 306-441-2265. Jacob at: 306-488-4408.



3- 2010 PLAINS bulls, come from good bloodlines. Would trade 1 for equal age CANADIAN FARRIER SCHOOL: Gary breeding bull. Also 1 huge herd or hunt Johnston, bull for sale. 306-445-8726, Whitkow, SK. Email ONE NEW 2 YEAR old bull, 6 exposed fePhone: 403-359-4424, Calgary, AB. males, 2-4 yrs old, $17,500. Will keep on 50/50 shares, can take 10-15 more on shares. 306-838-2177, Kindersley, SK. GEORGE’S HARNESS & SADDLERY, makers of leather and nylon harness. Custom sad- MANY BONE BISON CO-OP is a gov’t dles, tack, collars, neck yoke, double trees. backed livestock loan guarantee program. Call Finance is avail. for bred or feeder bison. Call Tricia 306-885-2241. Also ask about 780-663-3611, Ryley, AB. the gov’t interest rebate for feeders. For THE LIVERY STABLE, for harness sales and Sask. Residents only. Sedley, SK. repairs. 306-283-4580, 306-262-4580, Langham, SK.

26 SUFFOLK CROSS EWES, all flushed, vaccinated, dewormed. Exposed to rams Dec. 29th/2011. $230/ea. Rhein, SK. Call evenings: 306-620-8829, 306-621-2929. C A N A D I A N C O - O P E R AT I V E W O O L Growers, buying wool. For nearest wool collection depot or livestock supplies catalogue, 1-800-567-3693,

MATURE REINDEER BULLS for sale. Call Jim or Connie, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK., 306-332-3955. 2 MALE REINDEER, born 2009 and 2011. Phone 306-933-9351, Saskatoon, SK.

ELK BREEDING STOCK Sales, yearling Jinnocks, bred cows, limited supply, top end genetics. Call Bob at 780-836-2689, Manning, AB. TOP DOLLARS for elk delivered to Canadian Rangeland Elk, Lacombe, AB. We are looking for year round supply for our growing meat markets. No membership o r b r o ke r fe e s , p l e a s e c a l l T h o m a s SHEEP DEVELOPMENT BOARD offers 1-866-497-0078. extension, marketing services and a full PRODUCER OWNED Canadian Prairie Bison l i n e o f s h e e p a n d g o a t s u p p l i e s . is paying TOP DOLLAR FOR ELK to sup306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK. ply our growing markets. Give Roger a call before you sell, 306-468-2316. ELK VALLEY RANCHES buying all ages of elk. Phone Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, AB or email to 10 BULL ELK, 5 white Siberian’s, 5 Rocky. BUYING WILD BOAR for 20 yrs. All sizes, Package price $20,000. 2- 2 yr olds; 8- 3 highest $$$ paid. Canadian Heritage yr. olds. 306-838-2177, Kindersley SK. Meats, Ralph or Greg at 1-877-226-1395. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for Elk. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your fiALL BERKSHIRE WANTED: All sizes. nal call with Northfork for pricing! GuaranPaying highest $$$. Call Ralph or Greg at teed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. Canadian Heritage Meats 1-877-226-1395.

WANTED: BERKSHIRE, Tamworth and all crosses. Paying highest $$. Canadian Heritage Foods. Ralph at 1-877-226-1395. WANTED: USED CONCRETE SLATS for grower/finishers 2’x6’, 2’x8’, 2’x10’ preferably. 403-396-7822, Innisfail, AB.

ANDRES TRUCKING. Call us for a quote today. 306-224-2088, Windthorst, SK. BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison is looking to contract grain finished bison for a growing market in Canada, US and Europe. Paying top market $$ for all animals. For more information contact Roger Provencher, or 306-468-2316. Join our Producer-owned bison company and enjoy the benefits. TWO BISON SELF FEEDERS: One Cypress 300 bu. and one B&H Contracting 350 bu. $3000 ea. 780-798-2280, Plamondon, AB. 30 BRED 3 yr. old cows, your pick out of 100. $3500 each. 306-745-3344 cell, or 306-745-7452, Esterhazy, SK. 30 HEAD 12 year old cows, proven genetics from Rocky Blue Bison. Taking offers. If interested call Rocky, 780-267-6267, Edmonton, AB. SILVER CREEK BISON offering top quality 2010 heifers and 2010 top quality breeding bulls. If interested in calves we are putting to gether lots of 20 in Feb. 204-532-2350 204-773-6725 Binscarth MB 50 BISON 2010 open heifers, ranging from 750 to 950 lbs. Phone 306-861-2060, Weyburn, SK. PASTURE EXPOSED 2009 heifers; 60- 2010 heifers; 2010 breed bull prospects. All grass fed. Call Kurt Wigness 306-297-6277, Admiral, SK.

SHAVINGS: Manufactured from kiln dried Pine. Highly compressed 4’x4’x4’ bales that hold 325 cu. ft. each. Makes premium quality bedding for large and small animals and poultry. Low dust, very soft and absorbent. Size, 3/4” and under. Call for truck load quotes. Wholesale prices direct from the plant. Can ship anywhere up to 60 bales per load. Call Tony 250-372-1494 or Ron 250-804-3305, Chase, BC, or web:

CATTLEMASTER LOADING CHUTES, heavy duty parallel axis squeeze c/w neck ext. on headgate and palpation cage, cattle crowding tub and other Cattlemaster eqpt. for sale. Call Glenn at 306-689-2586 for prices and photos, Abbey, SK.

24’ WINDBREAK PANELS and 24’ regular panels made from oilfield pipe; Also new rubber belting, 54” wide in 300 or 29’ rolls. Ph. Blaine 306-782-6022 or 306-621-9751 Yorkton, SK.

HIGHLINE 6600 bale processor, good shape, $3200. Phone 306-882-3084, Rosetown, SK. HAYBUSTER BALE PROCESSOR, good shape, $2500 OBO. Call Greg at 780-919-5920 cell, Wildwood, AB. SILVER STREAM SHELTERS: 30x72 single steel frame cover kit, $4700; 38x100 truss, $11,900. Replacement tarps for any brand, patch kits, rope webbing and ratchets. Call 1-877-547-4738.


STEEL VIEW MFG.: 30’ portable windbreaks, HD self-standing panels, silage/ hay bunks, feeder panels. Quality portable p a n e l s at a f fo r d a b l e p r i c e s . S h a n e SWM ESTABLISHED, financially secure Options include digital scale, SAFE NEW ONE-MAN corral designs plus 306-493-2300, Delisle, SK. farmer, fit, NS, SD, 5’11”, 195 lbs. I’m carHD 3PTH, trailer kit and 80 ideas to save costs and labor, 120 diaing, kind hearted, active, enjoy golfing, grams, free look. mixinga uger. SVEN ROLLER MILLS. Built for over 40 camping, dining out and all outdoor acyears. PTO/elec. drive, 40 to 1000 bu./hr. tivities. Looking for fit, honest lady under Call For Your Nearest Dealer SOLAR WEST portable pumping stations; Example: 300 bu./hr. unit costs $1/hr. to 61 yrs w/similar interests. Please reply MORAND livestock equipment; Portable run. Rolls peas and all grains. We regroove w/photo (if avail.) and ph. number. Box 1-877-695-2532 windbreaks; Custom built panels and and repair all makes of mills. Apollo Ma- 2006, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, gates. Delivery available. 1-866-354-7655, chine, 306-242-9884 or 1-877-255-0187, SK. S7K 2C4. FARMER, MID 40’s, 1 hr. NW of Saskatoon. HIGHLINE BP 8000 SHREDDER, R-hand USED HI-QUAL SQUEEZE CHUTE, good Love farming, camping, quading, boating, discharge, big tires, like new, $14,000. w w w .reim erw eld ing m fg .com working order, self catch head gate, new all outdoor activities. Family and friends 306-768-3483, Carrot River, SK. wood floor, $1500; Also, used palpitation are very important. Honest, loyal, clean, cage. Toll free 1-866-443-7444. Stonewall, and hardworking, NS, social drinker. Seeking woman under 45 with same interests. MB. Can email pictures. US ED Must love country life. Kids welcome. Picappreciated. Confidentiality assured. M IX ED W AG ON S 2007 LUCKNOW M2260 vertical mixer feed tures All replies answered, don’t by shy. Box wagon, twin screw and scale, $32,000 $ 2500 & UP FOR ALL OPERATIONS OBO. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK. 2004, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. Email: NEW & US ED COWGIRL WANTED, EAST Sask Quarter • M AN URE S PREADERS Horse/ cattle rancher, 55, N/S, N/D, busy, • TUB GRIN DERS • BAL E S HREDDERS F OR organized, easy going, recently divorced, kids OK. Reply Box 2007, c/o Western ProEVERSPREAD 2009 HD manure spreader, ducer, Box 2500, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. 675 bu. tri-axle, used 160 HP tractor to ATTRACTIVE BI MALE WIDOWER. Seeks run it. 1000 PTO, hyd. chain driven, excelEQ U IPM EN T IN C. others any age or race. Will only entertain lent working condition, field ready, 425 BALE PROCESSORS in my own home south of #1 Hwy, SK. Re11R22.5 truck tires, $39,500. Can deliver. Ca ll K evin o r Ro n ply to Box 2005, c/o Western Producer, 2 0 4 - 7 4 3 - 2 3 2 4 , C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B . 1 8 008 03 8 3 46 Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. HI-HOG SQUEEZE chute w/neck exATTENTION LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: NEW New Hi-Hog portable loading chute 5 bar panels, 30’; 30’ windbreak panels; 30’ tender; 306-538-4487, Kennedy, SK. silage bunks; 30’ all steel grain troughs; w/transport. IT’S NOT EASY Being Single. Love Is 30’ bale shredder bunks; 20’ Texas gates Possible... Camelot Introductions is a and round bale feeders. Weld on and bolt BALE KING 2000R processor, right hand successful Matchmaking Service serving on clamps for sucker rod and pipe, 3/4” to discharge, in excellent condition, $7500. MB and SK. All clients are interviewed in 3-1/2”. Will build equipment to your Call 204-572-7999, Grandview MB. person. We have 18 years experience and specs. Delivery available. Authorized dealCAL L US TODAY! N ick ’s S ervice matched 1000’s of people. Interer for feed box, pellet and grain feeders. 2006 HIGHLINE 8000 bale processor E m era ld Pa rk, S K 3 06 -78 1-1077 have views in Regina and Saskatoon are being Also handle complete line of wood and w/2007 feed chopper, big tires, always steel fence posts and rough cut lumber. shedded and in exc. cond., $13,500. David ATTENTION CATTLE PRODUCERS: 30’ held January 27th to 29th. Call now to Authorized dealer for Sakundiak grain bins. Johnston 306-856-4726, Conquest, SK. portable windbreak and panels for sale. book your appointment with award winning Matchmaker: 204-888-1529. Must We manufacture hopper cones. Phone: 306-485-8559 or 306-483-2199 Oxbow SK be non-smoker and able to pass criminal 306-538-4487, K e n n e d y, S K . FREEDSTANDING 21’ CORRAL PANELS, large variety of styles and weights for catcheck. tle, horse, bison, sheep, goats, mini horsCOUNTRY INTRODUCTIONS meeting es. Prices $149, $159, $179, $199, $219, down to earth country people like yourself. $239, $269, $289. Also 5.5’, 7’, 10’ light Call 1-877-247-4399. weight in a variety of styles and heights. Plus non climbing goat panels. Lots of MOCCASINS/ MUKLUKS, many colors 3 100 Se rie s Re e l M ixe rs and styles. AJ Shoe Renue, Lawson Mall heavier weight 10’ panels in a variety of w ith ROUGHAGE M AX X ™ pipe sizes and heights. Windbreak frames, 306-931-3272; Confederation Mall 306$399. Jack 683-0835, Saskatoon, SK. Taylor, days or evenings, 1-866-500-2276.

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CONTERRA ARENA RAKE for ATV’s and quads. Excellent for arena, ground and shelter belt maintenance. Starting at $1995. Conterra manufactures over 150 Inves tin Qua lity! attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882 or view LOOKING FOR 12-15’ Aerway aerator. Phone 306-424-2755, Kendall, SK. FARM AID 430 silage wagon, w/scales, on-line large tires, LH discharge, very good cond.; HIGHLINE 6800 BALE PROCESSOR, very Haybuster bale shredder. 306-961-4682, good condition, asking $6000. Call David Prince Albert, SK. Melnyk 306-233-4813, Domremy, SK. Co n ta ctyo u r lo ca l K u hn K n ightDea ler fo r d eta ils .

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FEED TRUCK: 1997 INT. 4700 truck w/CATTLELAC 520 FEED MIXER, exc. condition, always shedded, $52,500. 306-778-2533, Swift Current, SK. FROSTFREE NOSEPUMPS: Energy free solution to livestock watering. No heat or power required. Prevents backwash. Grants available. 1-866-843-6744.


Builders of Quality Livestock IRISH CREEK BISON has for sale: Equipment, Made with Your Plains, Wood and WX breeding stock. Safety in Mind! Phone for more information 780-853-2024 or 780-581-0564. 1-800-582-4037 QUALITY BULLS, CALVES and exposed cows, quiet herd. Reference available. 250-489-4786, Fort Steele, BC. HIGHLINE 7500 bale shredder, $7500. 21 BRED COWS, $2000/each; 17 bred Call Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. h e i fe r s , $ 2 5 0 0 / e a c h . M F L R a n c h e s , 403-747-2500, Alix, AB. PORTABLE WINDBREAKS, 30’ for $500. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for Portable fence panels, and bale feeders. over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, All made from drill stem. We deliver anygrain or grass fed. “If you have them, we where. 306-581-9217, Lumsden, SK. want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt FREESTANDING PANELS, 12’ to 24’ long, 5’ to 6’ high in stock. Call Stettler Auction payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. Mart, 403-742-2368, Stettler, AB. PURCHASING ALL AGES and classes of Bison. Prompt payment. Bruce, Youngstown, DEW-EZE BALE DECK, Model 380, currently on 2004 Dodge dually, 1 ton dsl., $4300. AB. 403-651-7972 or 403-779-2218. Lynn Grant 306-298-2268, Val Marie, SK. 110 FIRST CALF bison heifers, view with calves at side; Also 40 bred 2 year old BALE PROCESSOR, 2008, 3100 Bale King, heifers. Call 306-846-4702, Dinsmore, SK. fine cut, right hand discharge. $13,500. HERD DISPERSAL: 4 to 12 yr. olds, 306-957-4201, Vibank, SK. $2300 each; 3- 3 yr. old Wood bulls, MIXMILL ROLLER MILL, 5 HP, electric, $4300 each. 306-383-2626, Quill Lake, SK. with portioner augers for sale. Call ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages 306-845-2665, Turtleford, SK. of feeder bison. Call Frank 780-846-2980, MORAND CALVING barn gates and panels. Kitscoty, AB or Phone 306-528-4422, Nokomis, SK. APPROX 200 BACKGROUNDED yearling Bis o n f o r s a l e . C o n t a c t R y a n C l a r k CALL YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT Inc. for all your livestock equipment needs. Regina, 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. SK. 1-800-803-8346, Ask for Ron or Kevin. 50 BRED BISON HEIFERS, 50 2010 Bison heifers, 50 2010 Bison bulls. Please call af- BALE KING BALE SHREDDERS: 3000 for ter 6 PM, 403-845-2488, Rocky Mountain $7000 or 3110 for $11,500. Excellent s h ap e . W i l l i n g t o t r a d e fo r c at t l e . House, AB. 403-308-4200, Arrowood, AB. 6- BRED 2 year old heifers, $2000 each O B O . W i l l w i n t e r f o r s m a l l f e e . BALE PROCESSOR REM 3600R, new cond., $8500. Ron 306-384-4512, Saskatoon, SK. 306-793-2880, Whitewood, 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 and rodeo equipment. Distributors for Cancrete concrete waterers, El-Toro electric branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze chutes and headgates are now available with a neck extender. Phone 306-796-4508, email: website: 2008 HIGHLINE 8000 bale processor w/feed chopper, big tires, grain tank, RH discharge, excellent cond., $13,500 firm. 306-883-2485 after 6 PM, Spiritwood, SK.

ECOCERT CANADA organic certification for producers, processors and brokers. Call the western office 306-873-2207, Tisdale, SK, email PRO-CERT ORGANIC SYSTEMS Royalty free organic certifier. Family owned, experienced, affordable. Phone 306-382-1299 or email Saskatoon SK. CANADA ORGANIC CERTIFIED by OCIA Canada. The ultimate in organic integrity for producers, processors and brokers. Call Ruth Baumann, 306-682-3126, Humboldt, SK,,

Heavy Duty 24’ PANELS, WINDBREAKS, bale feeders, calf shelters and more for sale. Inquire: 403-704-3828, Rimbey, AB, or WANTED: ORGANIC hard red spring FREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak wheat and durum, for immediate panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ d e l i v e r y . G ro w e r s I n t e r n a t i o n a l , and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; 306-652-4529, Saskatoon, SK. Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed- WANTED: ORGANIC MALT and feed ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will barley; milling and feed oats; and feed custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. wheat, for immediate delivery. Growers International 306-652-4529, Saskatoon, SK.

CKC REG. ST. BERNARD PUPS, males and females, ready to go mid Nov., first shots, micro chipped, $1300 each. Free delivery to Edmonton, AB. Can email pics. 867-335-5192 cell, 867-668-7218 res, Whitehorse, YT. S T U D S E R V I C E WA N T E D : E n g l i s h Springer Spaniel, field type. 204-845-2278, Elkhorn, MB. CHESAPEAKE BAY RETRIEVER CKC reg’d, excellent pedigrees, large, gentle, intelligent, superb Retrievers. Take home at Christmas. Vet certificate and 1st shots. Don 780-921-2407, Bon Accord, AB. PUREBRED AUSTRALIAN SHEPARD pups, all shots, make great family pets or stock dog. 306-982-3043, Christopher Lake, SK. PUREBRED GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups, 3 month old males. Phone 204-732-2483, Ste. Rose, MB. CKC REG’D NEWFOUNDLAND puppies. Shots and dewormed, $1000 registered or $700 non-registered. Watson, SK. Maggie 306-287-3181, (cell) 306-287-8807.

WANTED: BUYING ORGANIC screenings, delivered. Loreburn, SK. Prompt payment. 306-644-4888 or 1-888-531-4888 ext. 2 RW ORGANIC LTD. currently looking for all grades of wheat, new and old crop. 306-354-2660, Mossbank, SK. HIGHLINE 6600 BALE PROCESSOR good rotors, 1000 PTO, $4900. Trades wel- AQUA THERM A pasture proven trough. come financing available. 1-800-667-4515. Winter water problems? Solved! No tricity required. 3 sizes - 100, 200 and 525 l l o n . Ke l l n S o l a r, L u m s d e n , S K . BALE KING 2000 bale processor, always ga shedded, very good, $7000; Lewis 250 bu. 1-888-731-8882, creep feeder, excellent, $2500; Hi-Qual HIGHLINE 6000 BALE PRO bale shredder, headgate w/palpating cage, $1500. good condition, $3700. Call John at 306-274-4941, Punnichy, SK. 306-876-4704, Goodeve, SK.

ORGANIC FLAX STRAW open (large round) bales. Two locations near Saskatoon, SK. Call 306-382-1299, 306-382-9024. CERT. ORGANIC RED lentil, approx. 1000 bus. exc. quality. 306-931-2826 or 306-290-4920, Martensville, SK.

REWARD: Missing since Nov. 12, 3 yr. old TRADE AND EXPORT Canada Inc. now female Husky. Grey, black, white. Blue buying feed oats, flax and feed peas. eyes. She is capable of traveling long disQuick pay. Contact Lorna 1-877-339-1959. tances. Lethbridge, AB. 403-381-9291 or USED BIRCH CREEK SQUEEZE chute, MOLE HILL DESTROYER INC. 40’ demo ORGANIC SEED: cert. Vimy flax, yellow good working order, self catch head gate, unit, series 4 jumbo, $24,000; 60’ used, peas, high yield feed barley, large green GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS, ready to go, 6 $1500. Call toll free 1-866-443-7444. series 3 jumbo, $21,000. Call Stewart l e n t i l s , h i g h g e r m . a n d 0 d i s e a s e . weeks old. Leave message if not in. Phone 306-542-7325, 306-542-4498 Kamsack, SK Ed 306-272-3848, Foam Lake, SK. 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. Stonewall, MB. Can email pictures.



1982 Chevrolet Custom, 4630 kms .............................................................. 1981 Chev CK10, 126,977 kms ...................................................................... 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9 Diesel .............................................. $8,500 1999 Ford F250 Crew....................................................................... $6,995 2001 Chev Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab, Leather .......................... $7,995 2002 Cadillac Escalade, 167,700 kms.....................................$15,999 2002 Chev Duramax , Leather...................................................$13,995 2003 Dodge Dakota.......................................................................$10,995 2003 GMC Sierra 1500, 213,100 kms......................................... $9,995 2003 Ford F250 SD Lariat, 226,200 kms................................$12,900 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Rumble Bee, 78,730 miles............ $19,995 2005 Lincoln Town Car, 126,700 kms .....................................$12,995 2005 Ford F150 Lariat, Ext. Cab, 119,500 kms .....................$17,995 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, 93,000 kms ........................................................... 2005 Dodge Dakota, 111,000 kms, leather .........................$16,995 2005 Chev Silverado Crew 2500 Duramax SLT, leather . $23,995 2005 Nissan Titan Crew Cab, Leather.................................... JUST IN 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.9 L, Diesel, long box, 129,450 kms.................................................................................... $28,995 2006 Mercedes Benz, 106,500 kms.........................................$27,995 2006 Dodge Ram 3500, 164,700 kms, Laramie, Mega Cab, 5.9 Diesel ........................................................................................... $29,995 2006 Toyota Tundra........................................................................... $9,995 2006 Chev Avalanche, Leather ....................................................$13,999 2006 GMC Canyon, 97,300 kms ..................................................$11,900 2006 Toyota Tacoma SR5 EXT Cab, 113,000 kms, ................................................................. FRESH TRADE 2006 Toyota Tacoma, 113,000 kms, Ext Cab.............. NEW STOCK 2007 Cadillac Escalade EXT, 65,400 kms.................................$37,995 2007 Ford F150, Ext Cab, Step side, 99,500 kms...................$23,995 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT, 6.7 Diesel , 112,300 kms ........$27,995 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 91,200 kms.................................$19,995 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport, 67,100 kms .............................$22,995 2007 Chev Silverado SLT Crew Cab, 145,500 kms................$18,999 2007 Chev 2500 GFX Crew, Diesel .............................................$31,995 2007 Dodge Ram 3500, Mega Cab, Dually, 6 spd. Laramie $33,900 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT, 60,200 kms.................................$19,995 2007 Ford F150 Harley Davidson, 142,200 kms....................$27,900


2007 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT, Mega Cab, gas, 127,800 kms $24,995 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, 2 WD, Diesel, 177,300 kms ............ $19,995 2007 Chev Silverado, Crew, Leather, Diesel, 185,000 kms.................................................................................... $33,999 2007 Chev Silverado 2500, 160,130 kms.................................$29,995 2008 Ford F250, Ext Cab Lariat, 44,900 kms ..........................$34,995 2008 Chev Avalanche LTZ, 114,000 kms, DVD, leather, Navigation........................................................................................$28,995 2008 Chev Silverado 2500, Ext. Cab, SLE, 105,700 kms .....$34,995 2008 Dodge Ram, Mega Cab, gas, 180,200 kms ...................$18,995 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 SLT, Crew Cab, Diesel ........................$33,999 2008 Ford Ranger, 99,100 kms...................................................$13,995 2008 Ford F350, Crew cab, Lariat, Diesel, 145,000 kms......$33,995 2008 Ford F250, Ext cab, Diesel, 129,500 kms.......................$27,995 2008 Ford F350, 163,300 kms.....................................................$29,995 2008 Ford F350 King Ranch, 89,638 kms ...............................$39,995 2008 Chev Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 70,800 kms................... $22,995 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 GFX, Crew cab, 48,500 kms.............$28,995 2008 Ford F250 Lariat Crew Cab, Gas......................................$28,995 2008 Ford Sport Trac Limited......................................................$22,995 2009 Dodge Ram 2500, Mega Cab, Diesel, 119,300 kms.... $35,995 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 64,500 kms.........................................$25,995 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 59,700 kms.........................................$26,995 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 73,000 kms.........................................$25,995 2009 Ford F150, Pearl White “Platinum Edition”, 43,100 kms...................................................................................... $39,995 2009 Ford F150 XLT Ext Cab, 77,000 kms .............. FRESH TRADE 2009 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain Crew ..................................$24,995 2009 Dodge Ram 1500..................................................................$19,995 2010 Ford F150, Ext Cab, XLT, 104,500 kms...........................$24,995 2010 Ford F150, King Ranch, 102,700 kms.............................$33,995 2010 Ford F150 Harley Davidson, 99,800 kms ......................$38,995 2010 Dodge Ram 2500, 5.7L Hemi...........................................$23,995 2010 Ford F250 Crew Cab, 5.4L .................................................$24,995 2011 Buick Enclave, 25,200 kms ...............................................$39,995 2011 Ford F150 XTR Crew, 35,000 kms................................... $31,995











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Equipment Sale 1996 Flexi-Coil 2320

1998 Bourgault 5710

Air Cart, TBH, 2 Tank

40’ w/4350 Air Drill, 10” Sp, Mid Row Banders (1400 acres on new discs), 4350 Tank





2011 2005 New Holland S1070 New Holland SF115

Sprayer-PT, Suspended Boom, 100’, 480/80R38, End Nozzles, Elec. Agitation, 2 xtra ball valves.



130’, 6 Switch Control, Sngl combo - Jet nozzle body set



1997 2008 2009 2008 Conserva Pak 3912 New Holland 6120 New Holland C190 New Holland CR9070

Air Drill, 39’, 12” Sp, 4 Run Triple Sht w/Dickie John, w/JD787 Dbl Sht



Paladin Bradco BH Backhoe, Backhoe at-tachment for Skid Steer, 12” Bucket & 24” Bucket




1994 Flexi-Coil 5000

18.4X34, PS Trans, 4-Remotes, LP Return

51’ Air Drill, 10in sp, tow behind, dbl sht, Full blockage monitors

57’ Air Drill, Stealth Opnr W/ sideband Carb, 12” sp, 4” Semi Pneumatic Pkr

49’ Air Drill, NH3, Super Cooler, Requires Monitor





1995 Patriot XL Tyler


Sprayer - High Clearance, 2796hrs, 90’, 825 Gal Poly Tank, Rinse Tank, Trpl Noz, Fm Mkr, 5.9L

40’10”spacing, 6 run double shoot, primary blockage, 3” seedboot, JD 1900, variable rate, double shoot

Sprayer - High Clearance, 3300 Hrs, 90’ Rinse Tank, 700 Gallon



1999 Flexi-Coil 5000

1998 JD 1820 - 40’ w/JD1900 Air Drill



2008 John Deere 1835

1998 Willmar 8100



893 Hrs, Delux Straw Chpr, Long Unload Auger, Dual Rotor Speed, Engine Coolant Heater

1986 Steiger BCAT1000 4WD

1997 Highline 6600


Skid Steer Loader, 1300hrs, De-lux Cab, Air, Susp Seat, 84” Bkt, Adv. Instument Cluster









2001 2011 New Holland 688 New Holland CX8080

540 pto Bale Width in. 61.5in Max Bale Diameter in. 72in Pickup Width 68.3inAuto Wrap Twine



315 Hrs, 520/85R42 duals, Cast, 2yr PT warranty, HD Lift Cyl, Intelliview III, HID lights, CR style spreaders, 790CP-15FT Pickup



2008 New Holland CX8080

2001 Case IH 2388

2005 2004 New Holland CR970 New Holland CR960

2003 Case IH 2388

2000 New Holland TR99

468e/331s Hrs, 21’ Unload Aug, SM Color Disp, CR Style Chpr, HAND HELD SERVICE LIGHT, 76C PICKUP

4206e/320s Hrs, Y & M, 1015 Swathmaster

1623e/1194s Hrs, Rotor Drive Dual High Speed, 1731e1339s Hrs, Rotors 2 Spd, Lights Beacon, Header Lift Cyl 70mm, Rotary Screen Dust Brush, Second Awning Plate, Coolant Heater, Cab Deluxe, Mirrors Electric, Fdr Hse Fixed Spd, Platform Ext 30”, Cyl/Rotor, Lights Beacon, Cab Auger Long Unloading, Sieve Remote Adjustment, Yield & Moisture Monitor, 76C-14’ Deluxe, Straw Chopper, Auger Long Unloading

2364 Hrs, Y&M, 1015 Swathmaster Specialty Rotor, Redikopp Grain Loss Monitors

2269e/1780s Hrs, New feeder chain and front roller, Hopper cover, Auger extender, Fine cut chopper, chaff spreader, terrain tracer, auto header height





2005 Case IH 2008 WDX1202 Windrower New Holland CX8080

800 Hrs, 36’, UII One Piece Pick-up Reel



734e/535s Hrs, 24’ Auger, CR Style Spdr, 24’ Auger, CR Style Spreader, De-Awning Slats, 76C-16’ Swathmaster





1996 John Deere 8570

4WD, 7315hrs, 250 HP, 1996, Bottom end done at 6800 hrs, 38 Duals, 4 Hyd



1999 Flexi-Coil 5000

2001 MF 220XL-25’ Windrower - SP

2007 Vermeer 605M Baler

12” Sp, Stealth Openers w/sideband Carbide, 3” Rbr Pkrs, Midrow Ehydrous Kit (Raven), Single Sht

1436hrs, UII pickup reel

Approx 4700 bales











2008 NH 94C - 36’ 1998 Header - Draper New Holland TX66



2000 Flexi-Coil 5000

2008, 36’ Center Mount, No Swath, Dual Knife Drive, 36’.,6 Bat, 44”. diameter - Single Reel, New Holland, CIH, AGCO - 36’-1pce Reel, Sgl Drive, CR/CX Combines, For New Holland Combines

2281hrs, 1998, Hopper Ext, 971 Hdr 13’, 1760 Sep.

2010 NH S1070 Sprayer

1998 NH 994-30’ TR/TX Header

2010 New Holland CX8070

Pea Auger

250e/170s Hrs, MegaXbib, HD Lift Cylinder, w/21’ Unloading Auger, Deluxe Small Grain, Sgl. Range, Std. Cyl.



1600 gal., 100’, induction tank, windscreen, low pressure wash wand, 3” bottom fill, end nozzle, combo jet tripple bodies,colour display, norac auto boom, ball valve kits, 480 r38



57’ Air Drill 12”Sp, 6 Run Sngl Sht, Pattison Liq, SideBand Boot, Stl Pkrs










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CASE 1390, ‘81, HN2874B ......................... $8,995 H CASE STX375, ‘02, PN2840A ................. $160,000 P DEUTZ DX160, ‘82, 18.4X38 D, 2 HYDS., HC2494 .................................................. $11,500 H FORD 8630, ‘91 HC2899 ......... CALL FOR DETAILS H JD 8640, ‘79, POWER QUAD, PTO, 50 SERIES ENGINE, UP GRADED, 20.8X38 DUALS, C21795 .... $27,000 K JD 9520, ‘02, 450 HP, W/PS.800/70R38 D, 4 HYD, 800R38 TIRES, PS, AUTOGUIDANCE/STEERING, LOSS MONITOR, HN2820A ............................. $173,900 H JD 9520, ‘02, 450 HP, W/PS.800/70R38 D, N21907A ................................................ $85,000 H MF 1105, W/LEON 707 LDR, 24.5X32 REAR, 11.00X16 FRT, 2 HYD, HN2395B ............. $13,900 H MF 2775, ‘81, 3 HYDS., 1000 PTO, N20983A ................................................ $15,000 K NH 8160, ‘99, HC2898 ............. CALL FOR DETAILS H NH 8670, ‘94, HN2989C ........................... $43,990 H NH TT75, ‘09, PTO, 3 PT, ROPS LIGHTS, CIRCULATION HEATER, 7.5X16.9 FRT, 16.9X30 REAR, N21668A ................................................ $21,000 K NH TM190, DUALS, 4 HYD , GRAPPLE LDR QUICK 790, MIDMOUNT, JOY STICK, DLX AIR SEAT W/HEAT, PN2630A ................................................ $96,000 P NH TV145, ‘04, PN 2744A ....................... $104,000 P NH TV6070, PN2747A............................. $115,000 P NH 9682, ‘97, 20.8R42 FRONT, 20.5R42 REAR, SHORTTRED, PERF. MON EZEE GUIDE 500 EZEE STEER, N21913A .................................... $86,000 K NH 9040, ‘08, DLX CAB, HYD LIGHTS, DIFF LOCK, AM/ FM/CD, 800 70R38 FRT & REAR, N21690A .............................................. $235,000 K NH TG285, 16.9X30 FRT, 20.8X42 REAR D, 4 HYD, 3 PT, PTO, PN2913A ................................. $122,500 P

NH T9040, DLX CAB, 4 HYDS, DIFF LOCK, 800-70R38, N21691A .............................................. $235,000 K NH 9060, ‘08, DLX CAB, DIFF LOCK, N21548A .............................................. $254,000 K NH T9060, ‘09, DELUXE CAB, 800/70R38 173 R1W, MONITOR MOUNT, BACK UP ALARM, MEGA-FLOW HYDS., HN3027A.................... CALL FOR DETAILS H VERS 1150, REBUILT ENG & TRANS, 800 TIRES, 450 HP, 8 SPD, ATOM JET PUMP, C21627 ...... $75,000 K


BOURG 138, PB2496D .................................$3,000 P BOURG 2130, ‘95, RTH, PB2345B ................$6,000 P BOURG 2155, ‘88, 1610 RITE-WAY PACKER, 40’, 3 B, 8” SPC, AIR KIT, GRAN KIT, FLOATING HITCH, PB2854B ................................CALL FOR DETAILS P BOURG 2155H, ‘97, L/U AUG, DIAMOND TIRES, B21361B ....................................................$7900 K BOURG 4300, ‘97, CTM, DS, RICE TIRES, HOMEMADE 4TH TANK, FOR INNOCULANT, B21674C ................................................ $32,000 K BOURG 5350, ‘00, SS, 3 T, RTH, RICE TIRES, PB2832A ................................................ $43,450 P BOURG 5350, ‘02, SS, 3 T, RTH RICE TIRES, PB2833A ................................................ $47,400 P BOURG 5350, ‘02, SS, 3 TANK, RICE TIRES REAR, B21667A ................................................ $47,500 K BOURG 5350, ‘02, SS, 3 T, RTH, DIAMOND TREAD TIRES, PB2834A...................................... $47,400 P BOURG 5350, DS, CTM, MAN RATE ADJ, 491 MON, 30.5X32 DMND TREAD, PB2609A ................................CALL FOR DETAILS P BOURG 6000, ‘08, 90’, 11LX16 TIRES, B21511A ................................................ $33,000 K FLEXI 2340, ’01, TBH, DBL FAN, MECH RATE, N21507A ................................................ $26,000 K FLEXI 3450, ‘99, PB2831A ....................... $40,500 K

JD 1900, ‘01, 40H, 4 B, SS, 9” SPC, B21671B ................................................ $78,000 K MORRIS 6180, HN2369H ........................... $4,900 H


BOURG 3310, ‘08, 55’, SS SERIES 25 MRBS, 4.8” PNEUMATIC TIRES, WALKING AXLES, EDGE ON KNIFE HOLDER, RAVEN NH3 KIT, B21706B ...... $126,000 K BOURG 3310, ‘09, SS, MRBS, 4.8 PKRS, LEADING AIR KIT, B21673A ........................................ $174,000 K BOURG 3310, ‘10, PB2657A ................................CALL FOR DETAILS P BOURG 3310, ‘10, BO 6550 AIR TANK TRAIL, WALKING DUALS, INNER AND OUTER WING, 4.5 RND SEMI PNEUMATIC, 65’, 3/4” ATOM JET OPENER, ANHYDROUS TUBE, 4T, PB2848A ................... $271,000 P BOURG 3310, ‘10, PB2852A .....CALL FOR DETAILS P BOURG 5710, ‘96,W/2155 AIR SEEDER, B21666B ................................................ $45,000 K BOURG 5710, ‘99, 24’, W/MRBS NH3 RAVEN, AUTO RATE 3 1/2” STL, 3/4” OPENERS, SS, W/ BOURG 3225 AIR CART, HR2801B ....................... $76,900 H BOURG 5710, ‘01, 54’, 9.8” SPC 330#, MRB’S, NH3 KIT, SS, 3/4” CARBIDE OPENERS, 31/2” STEEL PKRS, B21663A ................................................ $68,000 K BOURG 5710, ‘02, 47’ 9.8” SPC, SS AIR KIT, MRBS, NH/ KIT, 3” RUB PKRS W/ 5350, SINGLE FAN, B21626A .............................................. $111,000 K BOURG 5710, ‘03, 54’, B21350A .............. $72,000 K BOURG 5710, ‘04, 64’, MRBS, PB2601A ................................................ $89,000 P BOURG 5710, 54’, PB2641A ..................... $75,000 P BOURG 5710, ‘10, 64’, 3 1/2” STEEL PACKER, DBL CASTER, MRB’S, 9.8” SPACING, 330 TRIP, S.S, B21782A .............................................. $138,000 K BOURG 5710, 54’, 9.8” SPC, SS AIR KIT, SERIES 20 MRBS NH3, 3 1/2” STEEL PKRS, 3” OPENERS CARBIDE, 330# B21355B .............................. $57,500 K

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FLEXI 5000, ‘02, 57’, ¾” OPENERS, 2 ¼” PKRS, 9” SPC, 550#, W/2340, PB2290A................. $75,000 P FLEXI SYS 82, 60’, 4 B, B21330B ................$4,900 K JD 737, 40’, 10” SPC, DS, 3” STEEL PKRS, 3” PC ROW STEATH OPEN, W/787 AIR SEEDER, DS, MECHANICAL RATE, B21042C....................................... $61,000 K JD 1800, 03, W/ 1910 JD AIRCART, HR2925A .............................................. $115,000 H MORRIS MAX 2, ‘02, W/2002 MORRIS 7300, TBT, DS, 4 1/2 STEEL PKRS, ATOM JET SIDE BAND, HF2672A ................................................ $68,900 H MORRIS MAX 2, ‘02, 60’, 10” SPC, 3 ½” STEEL PKRS, BLOCKAGE MON, HN2368B..................... $69,950 H MORRIS MAX 2, ‘02L 49’ MAX2 AIRDRIL XKA, 5850, 10” SPC, 3 1/2 STEEL PKRS, SS, ATOM JET BOOTS C/W MORRIS 7300 TBT, HR2981A ........... $58,500 H SEEDMASTER TXB, ‘07, 65’-10” SPC, DAM WHEELS ON WINGS, NH3 W/JOHN BLUE, METERING DS, 28LX26 SINGLE REAR, TIRES BOURG AIR KIT, DUAL WING CASTORS, HR2759A .................... $127,900 H


APACHE 790, ‘99, KK21415A ................... $67,000 K BG QF1500, ‘01, KK21703D ..................... $12,800 K FIELD HAWK, ‘07, 90’ 1200 GSS, RAVEN GPS, N21778A .............................................. $125,000 K MILLER G75, ‘10, 1200 GAL TANK, 120’ BOOMS, 3 WAYS, ULTRAGLIDE, ELEC. ADJ, 380 R90/46 TIRES, N21884A .............................................. $219,000 K MILLER 4240, 10, 100’, 1200 POLY, RAVEN GPS, KK21601A ............................................ $284,000 K SPRAY AIR 3600-110TS, KK21557B........ $25,000 K WILMAR 765, C21729A............................ $45,000 K WILMAR 8500, KK21571B ..................... $100,000 K

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2012 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4

$214 B/W............................................ Was $40,920 Sale Price $35,986*

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$210 B/W............................................. Was $56,170 Sale Price $49,480 $257 B/W............................................ Was $48,070 Sale Price $43,287*

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$293 B/W............................................ Was $56,445 Sale Price $49,519*

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee X Pkg L6435 *REDUCED*

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo L6424 Demo *REDUCED*

2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4x4 M8987

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2012 Dodge Journey SXT M6530

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115,000 2010 JD Z925A ZERO-TURN MOWER


50 hrs, 54” Mulch-onDemand, 14 bus bagger w/pwr flow. (A)


4 WD TRACTORS 2010 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, PTO, 338 hrs .................................$374,000 2009 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, dlx cab, 635 hrs ...........................$325,000 2009 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, pto, 1066 hrs ................................$349,000 2010 JD 9530T, 36” tracks, dlx cab, 635 hrs ...........................$329,000 2008 JD 9530, duals, 78 gpm, act seat, 1127 hrs ....................$272,000

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2 WD - MFWD TRACTORS 2009 Buhler 2145, MFWD, loader, 1500 hrs .............................$115,000 1980 JD 4640, quad, singles, 9700 hrs ......................................$19,000 1978 JD 4640, quad,duals, 7600 hrs ..........................................$22,000 1975 JD 4630, quad, 20.8x38 duals ..........................................$17,000 2010 JD 6430, premium cab, 3 pt, 673 FEL, 730 hrs..................$88,000 2006 JD 6615 MFWD, loader, 3217 hrs.......................................$72,500 1995 JD 7400 cab, 2WD, loader, 9762 hrs .................................$31,000

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COMBINES (24 MONTHS INTEREST FREE) 2008-2011 JD 9870 STS, various options, 52-900 hrs ...... 12 IN STOCK 2008-2011 JD 9770 STS, various options, 213-600 hrs .... 20 IN STOCK 2008 JD 9670 STS, 900 tires, power cast, pickup hdr, 625 hrs ...................................................................................$245,000 2004-2007 JD 9860 STS, various options, 900-1600 hrs .... 7 IN STOCK 2004-2007 JD 9760 STS, various options, 900-1600 hrs .... 7 IN STOCK 2004 JD 9660 STS, 30.5x32, hopper ext, 1408 hrs....................$150000 2006 JD 9660 STS, 30.5x32, touchset, 835 hrs .........................$195000 2000 JD 9750 STS, 520x38 duals, 2919 hrs .............................$110,000 2000 JD 9650 STS, 20.8X38 duals, 914P, 1880 hrs ..................$132,500 2001 JD 9650, walkers, dlx hdr cntls, hopper ext, 3028 hrs .....$89,000 2005 CIH 2388, pickup, loaded, 1650 hrs .................................$152,000 1999 JD 9610, 30.5x32,chopper, c/s, 2695 hrs ..........................$72,000 1997 JD CTS, 30.5x32, hopper cover, 1983 hrs..........................$64,500 1997 JD CTS, 30.5x32, chopper, 1578 hrs ..................................$69,000 1992-1997 JD 9600, several units, 3000 hrs up ......... $45,000-$62,000 1993 JD 9500, 30.5x32 tires, 914 pickup, 3055 hrs ...................$44,000 1990 JD 9400, pickup, 3267 hrs .................................................$39,000

(O) (RA) (RE) (A) (RE) (RA) (RE) (RA) (E) (A) (O) (O)

COMBINE PLATFORMS 2001 Precision, 16’ w/Rakeup pickup ......................................$16,500 JD 224, 24’ rigid ...........................................................................$4,900 1993-1999 JD 930, 30’ rigid, bat & pickup reels available .......................................................................... $5,500 & up 2005 JD 930D, 30’ draper, bat reel, transport ............................$32,000 1990 JD 925F, 25’ flex ...................................................................$9,500 1997 JD 930F, 30’ flex, HFNA .....................................................$17,000 2002 JD 930F, 30’ flex, HFNA .....................................................$20,000 2004 JD 635F, 35’ flex, AWS air reel ..........................................$36,000 2004 JD 635F, 35’ flex ................................................................$31,000 2006 JD 635F, 35’ flex ................................................................$33,000 2008 JD 635F, 35’ flex, excellent ...............................................$37,000 2009 JD 635F, 35’ flex ................................................................$38,000 2009 JD 635D, 35’ draper, crop auger, HFNA ............................$55,000 2010 JD 640D, 40’ draper, never used ............................................CALL 1999 New Holland 973, flex, Crary air reel ...............................$22,500 2005 CIH 2042, 30’ draper, 2388 adapter ..................................$42,000 2000 HoneyBee SP30, 30’ draper, JD 50 adapter .....................$29,000 2004 HoneyBee SP30, 30’ draper, crop auger, CIH 2388 adapter ....................................................................................$33,000 2004 HoneyBee SP42, 42’ draper, crop auger, JD 70 adapter ....................................................................................$39,000 2005 HoneyBee SP36, 36’ draper, CIH 2388 adapter ................$35,000 2008 HoneyBee SP36, 36’ draper, JD 60 adapter ......................$53,500 2011 Macdon FD 70, 45’ flex draper, JD 70 adapter new..........$89,000 2010 Macdon FD 70, 40’ flex draper, JD 70 adapter..................$74,000 2009 Macdon FD 70, 40’ flex draper, JD 70 adapter..................$68,000 2009 Macdon D60, 40’ draper, JD 60 adapter.................................CALL 2005 Macdon 973, 36’ draper, JD 60 adapter ............................$36,500 2005 Macdon 972, 30’ draper, JD 60 adapter ............................$39,000 2002 Macdon 972, 30’ draper, JD 60 adapter ............................$36,500 2000 Macdon 972, 30’ draper, JD 50 adapter ............................$32,000 2007 Macdon 963, 36’ draper, bat reels, JD 60 adapter ...........$40,000 1996 Macdon 960, 36’ draper, bat reel, JD adapter...................$18,500 1996 Macdon 960, 36’ draper, pickup reel, transport ...............$23,000 1998 Macdon 960, 36’ draper, pickup reel, crop auger .............$25,000 1993 Macdon 960, 30’ draper, ...................................................$16,900

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GRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT 2010 Brandt 20X110 Conveyor, w/2021 transfer auger .................CALL 2008 Brandt 15x85 Conveyor/1515LP ........................................$24,500 2006 Brandt 1545 Conveyor .......................................................$16,000

(A) (A) (RA)

2006 Brandt 13x90 Grain Auger ...................................................17,500 2006 Farm King 16x104 Grain Auger ...........................................32,000 Farm King 13x85 Grain Auger ....................................................$10,500 Farm King 10x70 Grain Auger ......................................................$6,000 Farm King 13x70 Grain Auger ....................................................$11,500 2006 Farm King 13x70 Grain Auger ...........................................$12,500 2000 Farm King 13x70 Grain Auger .............................................$7,500 Sakundiak 10x2200 Grain Auger .................................................$4,500 Sakundiak 10x2200 Grain Auger .................................................$5,500 2004 Brandt 5000 Grain Vac.......................................................$12,500 2002 Brandt 4500 Grain Vac.........................................................$9,950 Kongskilde 500 Grain Vac ............................................................$6,000 2005 Rem 2100 Grain Vac ..........................................................$14,500

(A) (A) (E) (O) (A) (RA) (RE) (O) (E) (RE) (RE) (E) (E)

RICK ARNESON 306-536-7111

SPRAYERS 1998 JD 4700, 4000 hrs ..............................................................$96,000 2010 JD 4930, 1092 hrs ............................................................$309,000 2007 JD 4930, Raven auto boom, 1831 hrs .............................$240,000 2005 JD 4720, 1450 hrs ............................................................$188,900 2006 JD 4720, 1533 hrs ............................................................$194,000 2007 JD 4720, 1209 hrs ............................................................$182,000 2009 JD 4730, 1330 hrs ............................................................$211,000 2009 JD 4830, 1296 hrs ............................................................$243,900 2006 JD 4920, 2361 hrs ............................................................$220,000 2006 JD 4920, 1768 hrs ............................................................$237,000 1997 Ag-Shield SB 80’, 800 gal ..................................................$14,900 1998 Flexicoil S67XL, pull type 130’, 1200 gal .........................$16,500 2002 Apache 790, 96’ 1445 hrs ..................................................$76,000 2005 CIH SPX3150, 90’ 1700 hrs ..............................................$105,000 1996 Spray Coupe 3640, 950 hrs.....................................................CALL


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RICK MUIR 306-861-5347

JARET NELSON 306-868-7700

MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT 1995 Highline XL6084 Rockpicker ..............................................$9,500


HAYING EQUIPMENT 2008 JD 568 Round Baler, mega wide pickup ..........................$28,000 (RE) 2001 JD 567 Round Baler, mega tooth pickup ..........................$16,900 (A,RE) 2003 JD 567 Round Baler, surface wrap ...................................$22,000 (E) 2005 JD 567 Round Baler, mega wide pu .................................$22,000 (O) 1992 JD 535 Round Baler, hyd pu,push bar ................................$9,500 (O) 2006 NH BR780 Round Baler, wide pickup ...............................$12,000 (RA) 2008 CIH RB564 Round Baler, mesh wrap ................................$23,000 (O) 2002 CIH RBX561 Round Baler, 2 choices ...................................$9,500 (E,O) 2004 CIH RBX562 Round Baler, surface wrap ...........................$16,000 (RA) 1999 New Idea Round Baler, 5x5 bale .........................................$5,000 (RA) 2000 JD 1600A Mower Conditioner ...........................................$11,900 (RE) 2002 Hesston 1275 Mower Conditioner ....................................$13,500 (E) 2002 JD 946 3 pt hitch mower Conditioner ..............................$18,500 (RE) 2002 Macdon 922, auger platform ............................................$22,000 (RE)

SP WINDROWERS 2009 JD A400, 36’ HB header, FF roller, 407 hrs ......................$130,000 2010 MF 9430, 36’ & 18’ headers, 400 hrs...............................$112,000 2009 JD 4895, 36’ HoneyBee header,264 hrs...........................$130,000 2008 JD 4895, new 36’ HoneyBee header, 400 hrs ..................$110,000 2003 Prairie Star 4940, 30’ 972 header, 876 hrs ........................$89,000 2000 Case 8825, 30’ header, 986 hrs .........................................$47,500 Massey Ferguson 9420, 30’ & 18’ headers .....................................CALL Massey Ferguson 220, cab, 30’ header .....................................$41,700 2009 Macdon M150, 35’ D60 header...............................................CALL 2005 Macdon 2952i, 973 platform ..................................................CALL 1997 Westward 3000, 30’, pto, pickup reel, canola sheer ..........$8,500

(A) (E) (A) (E) (RE) (RA) (RE) (ES) (RE) (A)

SEEDING EQUIPMENT 61’ JD 1830, 10” spg, 430b TBH, duals, 2010 .........................$162,000 (A) 61’ JD 1830, 10” spg, 430 TBH, duals, 2009 ...........................$149,000 (A) 61’ JD 1830, 10” spg, 430 TBH, 2008 ......................................$129,000 (A) 61’ JD 1830, 10” spg, 430 bu, 1910 TBH, 2007 .......................$115,000 (A) 61’ JD 1820, 10” spg, 430 bu, 1910 TBH.2006 ........................$105,000 (A) 52’ JD 1820, 10” spg, 340 bu, 1910 TBH ....................................$83,000 (A) 42’ Bourgault 5710, 12’ spg, 4300 cart .....................................$55,000 (E) 42’ Bourgault 5710, 12” spg, NH3, shank MRB’s, steel pkrs ...$50,000 (RE) 42’ Bourgault 5710, 9.8” spg, mrbs, 5350 cart .........................$83,000 (A) 47’ Bourgault 5710, 9.8” spg, L5350 tank ................................$89,000 (RA) 57’ Flexi-coil 5000, 9” spg, 3450 cart, premium .......................$80,000 (A) 50’ Flexi-coil 7500, 12” spg, 3450 TBT tank .............................$65,000 (RA) 41’ Flexi-coil 800 Airseeder, 12” spg, 1610 TBH tank ..............$12,500 (RE) 47’ Concord 4710, 9” spg, ss, AS 300 TBH tank .......................$39,000 (A) 49’ (X2) Morris Maxim 12” spg, D/S, TBH cart ............ $30,000-50,000 (E,RE) 40’ Bourgault FH36-40 less cart, gran kit .................................$19,500 (RE) 36’ Bourgault 8800 3225 Air Cart ...............................................$22,500 (RE)


Avonlea, SK — (306) 868-2022 • Radville, SK — (306) 869-3000 Oxbow, SK — (306) 483-5115 • Estevan, SK — (306) 634-6422 Redvers, SK — (306) 452-3418

MARLYN STEVENS 306-868-7755

JEFF ENGLE 306-577-7815

CURTIS KILBACK 306-452-7700

BLAINE MOLSTAD 306-421-3539

BOB KOSIOR 306-483-8557

ALF TIDE 306-421-9397

CALVIN BILL 306-421-3607


RANDY KOSIOR 306-483-8595





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John Deere 9870






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Case IH 8010






Case IH 7120





$165,495 $159,300

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New Holland P1060






Flexicoil 5000-57






Flexicoil 5000-57






Case IH 2388






Case IH 2388






Case IH 2388


30.5X32 TIRES, CHPR, 1015 PICKUP HDR,2500E HRS 0269224



Flexicoil 5000-57



109220 SOLD



Case IH 2388





Bourgault 5720






Honeybee flex





Flexicoil 5000-57



102510 SOLD



Case IH 2188






Flexicoil 5000-57





$38,900 $34,400






Flexicoil 6000



Case IH 1688





Morris Maxxum





U084311 SOLD 701113 SOLD


0122558 SOLD 0015547B SOLD



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Bourgault Air Seeder



1639A SOLD



Flexicoil 800





$31,850 $28,450

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Case IH 1680


STD RTR, CHPR, 1015 P/U, 3000E HRS




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Case IH 8825




Case IH 1660


3300 HOURS





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Case IH 1010




New Holland 1441






Case IH 1480


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Case IH RBX562







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$2,000 $2,000

Degelman R570



18969 SOLD


Leon Cultivator






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CHESAPEAKE RETRIEVER PUPS born June 7, 2011. 3 female, 1 male. Great hunting companions, good w/ kids. 780-658-3984 or 780-603-0626, Viking, AB.

SHERWOOD MODULAR HOMES, SRI factory built, 16’, 20’, 22’, sectionals. Full set-up and service in house. Phone Regina 1-866-838-7744. Estevan 1-877-378-7744.

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GERMAN SHEPHERD cross Black Lab puppies, ready to go, $50. 306-278-2141, Porcupine Plain, SK.

MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ homes. Now available: Lake homes. Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince Albert, SK.

YELLOW LAB PUPS born October 22. Eating, drinking, well socialized, $300. Phone 306-960-6301, Prince Albert, SK. Email: GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, 6 males, 4 females, Black and Sable. First shots, POTENTIAL POTENTIAL! 28 plus acres, de-wormed. $350. Call 306-497-2890, year round creek, timber, pasture, fruit Blaine Lake, SK. and berries, 2820’ floor space, totally reno3/4 ST. BERNARD/ 1/4 Pyrenees cross vated home, in-law suite, guest house, puppies ready to go Dec. 15th, $100. barns, $739,000. 250-832-9969, Salmon Arm, BC. 306-822-2085, La Loche, SK.



PHARR, SOUTH TEXAS 1208 sq. ft. townhouse built in 2002. 2 bdrms, 2.5 baths, within Tierra Del Sol Golf gated community with pools, furnished with appliances (new in 2007). Move in ready. $69,500 CDN. Contact Larry 956-223-4738.

LAC DES ISLES: 80 acres development property, (Country residental). Lake view. Close to the lake. $10,000/acre. Can email pics. 306-221-0081 cell, 306-373-4808 res., Saskatoon, SK.

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GREAT GETAWAY: Quarter section of bush and pasture, 1152 sq. ft., 5 bdrm low maintenance cabin. NW-20-24-27-W1 near Inglis, MB. Immediate possession. $175,000. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson, 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, Northstar Ins. & Real Estate,

Back Country Log Homes

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH OKANAGAN Ranch 20 min. to Penticton, 20 min. to Apex Ski Resort, 10 min. to Twin Lake Golf Resort. 212 acres deeded, 170 acres irrigated hay, 12,000 acres grazing lease. Creek running through property, pristine plentiful water. 1700 sq. ft. home w/numerous top quality outbuildings, corrals and wells. Deeded property on both sides of Hwy. 3A. ExcelLOG HOMES, custom built, hand crafted, lent location for farmgate sales. Wonderful Pike Lake, SK. Phone 306-493-2448 or opportunity $1.275 million. Penticton, BC. 306-222-6558, 403-715-3515 or 403-634-8070.

Pike Lake, Sask. 306-493-2448 306-222-6558

USED MOTOROLA VHF 2-way radios, 1 yr. warranty, small, exc. shape, $250. Also new Vertex radios. Antennas and radio repairs. Glenn at Future Communications, 306-949-3000, Regina, SK.


PELICAN LAKE SW, MB. cabins for sale, lakefront building lots, lake view RV sites, cabin rentals. Call Fay 204-537-2270.




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In o u r ca p a city a s T ru s tee in Ba n kru p tcy (a n d n o tin a p ers o n a l ca p a city), M NP L td ., is s eekin g ten d er o ffers o n fo u r q u a rter s ectio n s o f fa rm a n d feed lo tla n d , a lo n g w ith s evera l tra ilers a n d m is cella n eo u s b in s a n d eq u ip m en t. T he la n d is lo ca ted 6 m iles n o rthea s t o fBo w Is la n d , Alb erta a t N 1/2 24-11-10-W 4 a n d E1/2 36-11-10-W 4.

TRUCKERS, OUTDOORSMEN, FAMILIES. Modern 6 bdrm home, new septic and more on 15 acres. Hwy. 16 frontage. Adjoining quarter section land. Property offers many great opportunities: 2 large shops, barn, corrals, open pasture and JAS ON M ILLER , C A bush. Plenty of wildlife. Niton Junction, a t(403) 380-1600 AB, 780-795-3765, FLAGSTAFF COUNTY central Alberta: Seven quarters mixed farm near Heisler, AB. Home half has pipeline revenue. Phone FOR RENT 1600 acres of pasture land at 780-889-2126. Indian Head, SK. Perimeter fence is 4 strand, cross fenced, water piped to all p a d d o c k s . F o r m o r e i n fo c a l l T i m 306-530-7593 or ARE YOU LOOKING TO EXPAND your farm acreage base? Put me to work to secure appropriate land to purchase or rent in your area. Call to discuss the opportunities. Harry Sheppard, Sutton Group-Results Realty, Regina, SK. 306-530-8035. TIM HAMMOND REALTY 1/2 section of excellent grain farmland in SE Sask. near Moosomin generating a 5% return on investment, middle of oil country, 333 cult. CENTRAL ALBERTA FARMS, acreages, acres, $115,000 assessment. Owner will businesses (all sizes). Information avail. lease back for 5 years. Additional 20 quaron request! Central Agencies Camrose Ltd. ters possibly available on same arrangement. Excl. Call Guy Shepherd 4870-51 St. Camrose, AB. 780-672-4491. 306-434-8857. 1) DELUXE RECREATIONAL QUARTER section, log home two cabins, revenue, LAND FOR SALE 35 miles south of Battlegravel deposits, Clearwater River frontage, ford SK in RM of Rosemount, 3356 acre two creeks, great for horses, a must see block, 1335 cultivated. Good fences, water investment. 2) Approx. 1600 acre cattle and power. Daryl Charlton 780-806-1229. property west of Edmonton. 3) Deluxe 1 QTR. 5000 acre ranch w/surface lease revenues and large gravel deposits, private and exRM W in s lo w clusive. Have buyers for grainland. Don Jarrett, Realty Executives Leading, Spruce 6 QTRS. Grove, AB., 780-991-1180. RM K in d ers ley ALBERTA LAND FOR SALE: VAUXHALL: 2 QTRS. 297 acres, water rights, home, new 56x72 RM S n i pe L a ke machine storage shed, etc. (#1817, Chris). ST. PAUL: Great mixed farm with 2 QTRS. crop and cattle, lots of buildings, surface lease revenue, good rainfall area. (#1819, RM K in d ers ley Ben). VALLEYVIEW, AB: 158 acres, yard C a ll Jim o r S h e rry to d a y surrounded by trees and creek out back, mobile home with wrap around deck, 3 06 -46 3 -6 6 6 7 shop, numerous other buildings. (#1806, Barry Palik). OYEN: 2 sections deeded G ro up W e s tR e a lty land: One section: 183 acres, borders Hwy Kin d e rs le y, S K #9; other section has yardsite w/power to property. (#1814 Stan). HANNA: 4000 sq. w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .co m ft. home, 160 acres w/1 mile of lake frontage, shop, corrals, turnkey business with RM KELVINGTON near Round Lake one two 640 sq. ft. fully furnished cabins. quarter of land w/house, 30x60’ shop (#1811, Barry Lowe). BROOKS: Cash crop w/tools and mig welder, older barn, 80 farm (hay/canola) #1 soil, 4 homes, large acres pasture w/new fence, 80 acres alfalshop w/storage bays, comes w/land, fa 1 yr. old, c/w 1995 Ford tractor, FWA, buildings, equipment. (#1756, Ben). 95 HP, lots of extras. Great hunting area, SOUTHERN AB: Nice pivot farm! Full set r i g h t b e s i d e R o u t e 6 6 , $ 2 2 5 , 0 0 0 . of buildings, immaculate yard, 6 full pivot 306-272-7715, Kelvington, SK. circles. (#1755, Chris). Call Signature FARM/RANCH/RECREATION, Buying or Service Real Estate 1-866-345-3414 Selling, Call Tom Neufeld 306-260-7838, Coldwell Banker ResCom Realty. GOV’T PASTURE LEASE, 1532 acres, 295 RM KINISTINO #459: 160 cult. acres AUM, $7000 gas royalties, $190,000. farmland near Melfort, SK. Well groomed Phone 780-405-1924, Lac La Biche, AB. yard w/house and buildings. Will consider Email: selling yard separately. Call 306-752-2436. HALF SECTION, comes with complete set RM OF GREAT BEND: 1703 acres with of buildings. Cow/calf operation. Phone: 1503 acres of good cultivated grain land. 780-727-2919, Evansburg, AB area. Just north of Radisson, close proximity to LAND FOR SALE 20 miles south of Czar, the Yellowhead Hwy. Priced to sell! MLS AB on Hwy. 599 in special areas #4, 960 ®394405. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of ac. good grass in a block. Excellent moose, the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North Batelk and deer hunting in picturesque Neu- tleford, SK. tral Hills. Fenced with water. Surface lease 5% RETURN 1/2 section of pasture land revenue $3400. All 34-37-7-W4, N 1/2 with oil revenue in the RM of Kindersley. 27-37-7-W4. Daryl Charlton 780-806-1229 Contact Brad Edgerton at Edge Realty Ltd., LOOKING TO CASH RENT pivot irrigated 306-463-7357, Kindersley, SK. land for forage production prefer Strath- WANTED TO PURCHASE a grain farm or more/ Brooks, AB. area, but would consid- farmland, prefer southeast or east central er all areas; Also want to CASH RENT Sask. Phone 306-861-4592, SK. DRY LAND for alfalfa production east of Hwy. #21, north of Hwy #1. Long term FOR CASH RENT: 34 quarter sections l e a s e p r e f e r a b l y. 4 0 3 - 5 0 7 - 8 6 6 0 . mostly grainland in RM’s 44 and 74. Call 306-530-4566, Regina, SK.

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BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM fully renovated log cabin w/detached garage at Eagle Bay Four Season Resort on titled lot, approx. 100 kms north of Candle Lake, SK. Asking $260,000. 306-227-8235, 306-426-2375. HOUSE FOR SALE in Mesa, AZ. 3444 North Tuscany Circle. Located in the beautiful gated community of Las Sendas. 2451 sq. ft. 2 storey w/pool and hot tub. Built in 1999. For more info call 306-487-7993 or email

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SOUTH PEACE COUNTRY: Certified organic land for sale, 135 acres mixed hay, 25 acres in heavy Aspen bush. Full line of older equipment also for sale. Two additional quarters available in the future. 780-356-2352, Valhalla Centre, AB.

NEW RTM CABIN, 24x32’ 2 bdrms, loft, 2x6’, green tin roof, PVC windows, interior done in pine and poplar, $59,900. Pics. available. 306-862-5088, Nipawin, SK.

10635 184 Street GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES, ready to go, 1 Edmonton, AB female, 5 males, $150 each. 780-484-2224 306-738-2043, 306-536-7814, Gray, SK. DELISLE, SK, 4.5 acres, industrial 5000 sq. ft. building, 300 amp power, included is TOLL FREE RED and BLUE HEELER male pups, from cement batch plant, taxes $1900 yearly. 1-877-854-2224 proven working parents, last litter from L o c a t e d a c r o s s g o l f c o u r s e . P r i c e this female. Asking $350/pup. Pics upon $399,000. 306-493-2222. request. Call 403-579-2395, Byemoor, AB. Email: LANIGAN, SK., 14 Bantry Street, asking $10,000 MLS. Former SaskPower 880 sq. REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE pups, black ft. building on 50’x120’ lot. Environmental and white, aggressive working stock, first reports available. Offers to be submitted 5 ACRE LOTS, 5 miles from Battleford. shots. 780-846-2643, Kitscoty, AB. by noon January 16, 2012 for considera- $55,000 OBO. For more information call tion. For further details, call Trent Lipka, 306-441-4173, Battleford, SK. PYRENEES CROSS BERNESE Mountain Re/Max Saskatoon, 306-222-0716, visit pups, born Oct. 17th, 1st shots, ready to go. $300. 306-354-7777, Mossbank, SK. GREAT PYRENEES PUPS, 5 males, exc. working parents, raised with sheep, $200 each. 204-567-3720, Miniota, MB. LAKEVIEW, BRAND NEW at Hitchcock Bay, Lake Diefenbaker, SK., 1440 sq. ft., tiWANTED: BORDER COLLIE Heeler cross tled, AC, 2 bath, 2 bdrm on main, finished o r Au s t r a l i a n S h e p h e r d c r o s s p u p . basement incl. in price if purchased by 306-627-3388, Swift Current, SK. Dec. 31, $289,900. Call 306-573-4800. WOLFHOUND/GREYHOUND pups, fantas- LAC DES ISLES beautiful well treed, titled tic coyote control, vaccinated, de-wormed, 2 acre lot, $85,000 OBO. (Trades for partial $400. 306-933-9351, Saskatoon, SK. payment- vehicle, tractor and FEL). Two 5 acre lots, side by side, $180,000 each, or $320,000 for both. Golf 10 minute drive. Adjacent to Meadow Lake Provincial Park. Can email pictures. 306-221-0081 cell, CENTRAL WATER & EQUIPMENT Services 306-373-4808. Email Ltd. Portable Pump and Pipeline Sales, Service and Rentals. Local phone: 306-975-1999, Fax: 306-975-7175, Toll free 1-800-561-7867.

CUSTOM LOG HOME w/suite, Greenwood, BC, $529,000. Water lic., gravity feed, outbuildings, fenced, well, 70 view acres. Info/pics 250-445-6642,



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SASK LAND FOR SALE: WILLOW BUNCH: 794 acres all in a block. Adjacent land available. (#1823, Elmer). WILLOW BUNCH: 13 quarters all in one block, wind turbine contract on each quarter. MLS® (#1823, Elmer). MAPLE CREEK: Rare Opportunity! 300+ cow ranch, 13 deeded quarters, 10 quarters lease in native grass, home, quonset, etc. (#1742, Gordon). SWIFT CURRENT: Rolling 100 cow ranch, year round springs, good winter shelter. (#1738, Gordon). YORKTON: Very nice grain farm, 1400 acres farmland in black soil zone. More land available to buy or rent. (1818, Barry Palik). FOAM LAKE: 4 quarters in a block. (#1810, Barry Palik). Signature Service Real Estate, phone 1-866-345-3414. RM of Harris, 12 quarters adjoining, 8 dugouts with creek running through, excellent fences with 1/2 mile to be constructed and exceptional grass. Power is in place, good road access. $759,900. MLS Century 21 Fusion, Dwein Trask 306-221-1035. YES IT MAKES a difference! Combine the worldwide recognition of the Multiple Listing Service with the worldwide recognition of Century 21 Realty and you have a winning combination for marketing your farm or ranch. Call Dwein Trask at Century 21 Fusion, Saskatoon, SK 306-221-1035 or Mandi 306-657-3283. Email inquiries welcome to We should talk.




84 Athabasca St. W. Moose Jaw, SK S6H 2B5 Telephone: (306) 693-7288 GLASLYN POWER & EQUIPMENT INC. located at the Junction of Hwys. 4 and 3, the gateway to the North. Over 10,000 sq. ft. metal clad building, c/w almost all shop equipment, specialty tool, shop lifts, service and delivery trucks. All parts and office equipment included, a turnkey farm service business. A person must view this building to appreciate the value and opportunity. MLS® 417797. For info. call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK. 306-446-8800 or 306-441-0512, TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 436 Douglas near Mayfair, SK. 476 acres with approx. 35 cult. acres, 280 tame grass acres and 161 bush/pasture acres. Total 2011 assessment $135,900 (avg. $45,700/quarter). Yard incl. 750 sq. ft. bungalow, shop, pole shed, 3 open front shelters and corrals. Asking $320,000. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 MLS #417361 http://Arthur.TimHammond MINERAL RIGHTS. We will purchase and or lease your mineral rights. 1-877-269-9990. TIM HAMMOND REALTY 877 acres with 700 cultivated acres NW of Springwater SK. Total 2011 assessment $230,072 (avg. $41,971/quarter), 1 x 2,700 bu. steel bin, Tenant has Right of First Refusal. Asking $640,000. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 MLS #417570. FOR CASH RENT: 20 Quarter sections of grainland, near Viceroy, SK, in the RM of Excel No. 71. Call 306-530-4566 for more information. TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 187 North Qu’Appelle, SK. Incredible view of Echo Lake, 724 acres with approx. 503 cultivated acres, total 2011 assessment $275,400 (avg. $60,889/quarter). Yard incl. 6,900 bu. grain storage, metal quonset and 3 phase power. Asking $1,100,000 MLS #417842. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 TIM HAMMOND REALTY Section of productive grain farmland in the heart of oil country near Neilburg, SK. Features 610 cult. acres. Total assessment $235,100 ( av g . a s s e s s m e n t p e r 1 6 0 a c r e s i s $59,052). Incl. 29,000 bu. grain storage. Asking $750,000. Call Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152. MLS #417972 110 ACRES HIGH FENCED pasture, along with 140 acres farmland, plus 45 acres hayland. To be sold as one package. 306-843-3315, 306-843-7853, Wilkie, SK.

RM #290 KINDERSLEY SK accepting cash rental or offers to purchase SW 33-29-25 W3. Tenders for cash rental only SW 30-30-25 W3. Both quarters have been hay for six years, both quarters chem fallow. Approx. 145.5 cultivated acres on both quarters. Tenders to close midnight January 22, 2012. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail tenders to Box 997, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0 or fax 306-838-2147. Ph 306-838-2177. FARMS, RANCHES, ACREAGES AND DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY. Check out our website to view all of our listings: or email: for a complete list of inventory. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North Battleford, SK. LAND FOR SALE: RM of Meeting Lake/Rm of Round Hill. Can be sold complete of as individual units, 1296 Acres, M L S $ 5 6 5 , 0 0 0 . S W- 2 8 - 4 7 - 1 2 - W 3 ; NW-28-47-12-W3; NW-18-47-12-W3; NE-13-47-13-W3; SE-13-47-13-W3; NW-13-47-13-W3; SW-13-47-13-W3; SE-14-47-13-W3. Tom Neufeld, Coldwell Banker, Rescom Realty 306-260-7838.

BY TENDER NW Sec 31 Twp 16 Rge 14 W3 R.M. of Swift Current #137 160A cres No buildings or other improvements The undersigned, Solicitors for the owner, will receive written tenders for the purchase of this land up until January 16th, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., subject to the following conditions: 1. Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted, and the right is reserved to reject any or all bids; 2. RESERVE BID of $150,000.00; 3. A certified cheque for 10% payable to WALPER-BOSSENCE LAW OFFICE, of the amount bid must be submitted with the written tender for it to be considered; 4. Unsuccessful bidders will have their certified cheques returned uncashed; 5. Balance of purchase price payable by 3:00 p.m. on January 31, 2012; 6. The Buyer is responsible to pay GST on the purchase price, if applicable.


NEW LISTING: 1/4 section with beautiful and professionally landscaped farmyard w/a 1500 sq. ft. bungalow. Only 15 miles North of Regina, SK. off Hwy. #6. Island kitchen, diningroom, living room w/natural gas fireplace, 3 bdrms, 1 full bath, one 1/2 bath. Finished basement with 2 bdrms., 1/2 bath, TV room, family room and cold storage. Outbuildings include: Double detached garage w/heated workshop, hip roof barn, quonset, fuel shed, lumber shed, chicken house, greenhouse and 2 storage sheds. Perfect for horse lovers. For more details call Reg Forster, 306-731-2556 Santana Realty Ltd.

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

SW 2-39-16 W2nd R.M. of Spalding No. 368 Property will be sold in “As Is” condition. No minerals included in the sale. Sealed bids, clearly marked “SYRENNET ENDER”, should be received in our office by Friday January 27, 2012 accompanied by a deposit of 10 % of the bid in the form of a money order or certified cheque to the address below. (Deposits will be refunded except for that of the successful bidder.) The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. For further information contact Ryan Bates at 787-8115or email: PublicG uardian 100 - 1871 Smith Street & Trustee of REGINA SK S4P 4W4 Saskatchewan Fax: (306) 787-5065

DINSMORE FARM LAND: 2400 acres of grain and grassland. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. RM BLAINE LAKE. Approx. 5280 feet of river frontage, estimated to have 300,000 yards of gravel. 781 acres of grazing land. All fenced. Pump house (insulated and heated) with 6 watering troughs. Priced as an investment property because of the river frontage and gravel. Seller will sell any portion or all as a package. MLS® 393713. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK, 306-446-8800, NEAR ALVENA, SK: One quarter for sale NE 01-42A-W3. Assessment $70,100. Considering written offers received before January 23, 2012. For further info. phone 306-717-5106, Dan Bokshowan 105-306 LaRonge Road, Saskatoon, SK S7K 8B9.

APPROX. 2700 ACRES OF LAND in RM No. 301 and 333. Total land assessment of $858,200. Mostly E, F, G and H soil class. 4 yard sites. Abundance of water. Mostly fenced. Excellent for mixed operation or grain. Call for further details. Harry Sheppard, Sutton Group Results Realty, Regina, SK. 306-530-8035. LAND FOR SALE: In Colonsay RM, East half of 24-34-27-W2 and NW-24-34-27-W2. Phone 306-944-2089. 80 ACRES PASTURE in the Pipestone Valley, 10 miles south of Whitewood, SK. Phone 306-949-8674 evenings.

480 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL, MB. Mixed farm, 912 sq. ft. bungalow, mostly fenced, workshop, cattle shelter, private yard, $245,000. More land available nearby. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, Northstar Insurance & Real Estate, RM of Harris, 12 quarters adjoining, 8 dugouts with creek running through, excellent fences with 1/2 mile to be constructed and exceptional grass. Power is in place, good road access. $759,900. MLS Century 21 Fusion, Dwein Trask 306-221-1035. PASTURE WANTED: 2012 grazing season, cow/calf or yearlings. Call 403-552-3753, Kirriemuir, AB.

2008 HOST 11-1/2’ triple slide truck camper, generator, 70 gal. water tank and every option avail., matching white F450 w/custom built hitch to pull trailer. Will separate. 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK.

SIESTA SUITES KELOWNA Enjoy winter in the mild climate of Kelowna, BC. Spacious newly renovated kitchen suites from only $990/mo. Call 1-800-663-4347 Website: MUST SELL! 50 new 2011 travel trailers Email: and fifth wheels starting as low as SKIING AT PANORAMA, BC. Private $ 1 3 , 9 0 0 . w w w . s w e n s o n r v . c o m cabin sleeps 12. Only 3 minutes walk to 1-800-735-5846, Minot, North Dakota main lift. Reasonable rates. For bookings S A S K ATO O N R V S U P E R S TO R E . C O M call Eva at: 780-853-0653. Phone 306-978-7253, Saskatoon, SK. BLUE MOON OCEANSIDE CONDOS has “Snowbird Specials” for fall and winter. Please call 1-877-753-7888, website or email 40’ WINNEBAGO TOUR 207, Freigh- tliner chassis, 400 Cummins, 6 speed Allison trans, Onan diesel generator, SNOWBIRDS: COME TO Vancouver Island. 17,000 miles, 4 slides, top of the line Large 1 bdrm self contained suite incl. coach, $120,000. Selling due to health. laundry, 500 ft. to ocean, near Nanaimo/ Ladysmith, BC, $950/mth. 250-244-3550 403-335-3270 403-586-1928 Didsbury, AB email

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2000 NEWMAR DUTCH STAR motor home c/w Cummins 330, Allison 6 spd., air ride suspension, 7500 watt Genset, 2 slides, satellite TV, 2 AC’s, Corian counters, every option, Sask. registered. Call for pics. Bob 780-679-7680, Ferintosh, AB. 2001 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Endeavor, 40’, two sliders, 330 HP Cummins, 7.5 KW diesel generator, 64,500 miles, Roadmaster chassis, hardwood floors, satellite, two TV’s, exc. cond. $65,000. 204-325-2550, Plum Coulee, MB.

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CERTIFIED METCALF. Greenshields Seeds. 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339(H), Semans, SK. CERTIFIED #1 COPELAND barley, 99% germ. 306-497-2800, 306-290,7816. Blaine Lake, SK. CERTIFIED AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland malting barley, $11.00/bu. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. Visit our website: for details. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK.

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10x14 PLATFORM SCALE, $12,500. Used 10x14’, $9500. Ph. 204-871-1175 or toll free 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB. ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different ways to weigh bales and livestock; Platform scales for industrial use as well, nonelectric, no balances or cables (no weigh like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. GRAIN CART SCALES. Order now for early season discount. Typical 750 bu. grain cart, $3150. Ph 204-871-1175 or toll free 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB.

NEW 2009 ALUMACRAFT model 165 Camp Classic, c/w 50 HP 4 stroke model F50TLR and EZ loader trailer. Regular $21,973, Clear-out price $16,970. Call Dennis 306-563-5626, Canora, SK. DL #84897

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SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock, ready to ship. Starting at $1195. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 168. WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, eight models, options and accessories. 1-877-866-0667.

RM SILVER CREEK: Half section with grain storage. Call Rob Moulson 204-424-5507, Angusville, MB.

WANTED TO RENT LAND in RM of Grandview #349 or RM of Reford #379. 306-658-4860, 306-948-7807, Biggar, SK.


ON THE GREENS COTTONWOOD, AZ. Gated 55 plus manufactured home golf course community located in the heart of Verde Valley just 20 mins south of Sedona, 1 hr from Phoenix, Prescott and Flagstaff. All homes come complete with garage, covered deck and landscaping. Land lease fees include $1 million clubhouse, large indoor lap pool, hot tub and complete gym. Also includes water, sewer, trash pickup and reduced golf fees. For information call 1-800-871-8187 or 928-634-7003. ARIZONA HOME on Coyote Lakes golf course. Available for winter rental. discount for 3 months. Phone 306-963-2035.

LAKE DIEFENBAKER: 640 acres of native and tame grass with full set of buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd, Swift Current, CANORA, SK: 10 ACRES with hayland, SK, 306-773-7379. house, garage, workshop, quonset, etc. Asking $385,000. Info. call 780-352-5022.

INVESTORS SEED THIS fall or spring. 17 quarters, 2690 acres, 2120 cult., 80 tramped, 490 bush and pasture, 2 yardsites w/buildings, good drinking water. Also 18 acres yard and buildings. Phone. SOLD, SOLD, SOLD: After selling approx. for website 204-858-2555, Hartney, MB. 30,000 acres over the summer I need farm and ranch listings. If you are considering RM OF LAWRENCE: Native/tame hay sale of your property please consider John and pasture. Sheltered yardsite includes a newer bungalow, shop and misc. buildings. Cave with Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379. Close to town and school. 204-732-2409, Rorketon, MB. 640 ACRES for sale or lease in RM of Scott #98, best producing grainland. Phone 778-885-6513, Lang, SK. or contact by email: RANCH AND AGGREGATE: South central Sask. ranch for sale, in beautiful Touchwood Hills. 400-500 head cow/calf operation with good handling facilities, good aggregate income, rotational grazing with lots of water. Managed properly the aggregate will pay for the ranch. Call 306-531-8720 for more information WANTED TO RENT or purchase farmland in RM’s of 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Box 5556, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4

2003 HOLIDAY RAMBLER, 38’, Class A, c/w triple slide, loaded w/features, exc. cond., 370 HP, Cummins, sat. dish w/Bell system, full body paint, 35,000 miles, always stored in heated shop, set up for towing, meticulously cared for, must be seen to be appreciated. Private Sale. $95,000. Call Brad 306-365-7289, Lanigan, SK or email for WANT TO PURCHASE GRAIN farm in cen- pictures and details. tral Sask. Have money to invest. Looking for partner willing to run day to day operation. Would like solid, hard working, honest Christian couple who may not have the PARTING OUT Polaris snowmobiles, 1985 cash to purchase own farm, but may see to 2005. Edfield Motors Ltd., phone: this as opportunity to establish a farm for 306-272-3832, Foam Lake, SK. themselves in the future. 604-826-5184, SNOW GROOMER Marcel 10’ wide MasAbbotsford, BC or email sey 396 tractor w/tracks, 3082 hrs., WANTED TO RENT or purchase farmland in $25,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. RM’s of 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Box 5556, c/o OLDER JD SNOWMOBILE, $900. Phone 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, WinniWestern Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 peg, MB. GOOD PRODUCING FARMLAND wanted in all areas of Saskatchewan. No commis- GET MORE FOR YOUR $ - XR Series ensions and no extra fees. Phone Harry Shep- closed sled trailer: quality, Canadian built pard, Sutton Group Results Realty, Regina, with many standard features, cabinet, window, torsion axle, smooth sides, black SK, 306-530-8035. hard top flooring and more. Visit your n e a r e s t F l a m a n Tr a i l e r s s t o r e , call 1-888-435-2626, or visit RM OF PAYNTON for sale by tender, 23.65 acres located approx. 3 miles NE of 1973 MF 344 snowmobile, 1598 miles; Paynton, SK. Established yard site framed also JD Spitfire snowmobile. $400 each. by mature trees with 1931 two storey 780-985-3271, Thorsby, AB. house and outbuildings. Property sold in as is condition. Tenders close noon Feb. 7, PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 2012. Details at or and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, request an information package from Vern Wainwright, AB. McClelland, Associate Broker, RE/Max of 2006 ARCTIC CAT F7 Firecat, Sno-Pro seLloydminster 306-821-0611 or email ries, excellent condition. 306-472-5940 or 306-648-7093, Lafleche, SK. 10 ACRES w/NEW 1050 sq. house nearly complete on new ICF basement. Near 2011 POLARIS RMK 600, 155” track; 2011 Arctic Cat M6, 153” track; 2011 SkiLumsden, SK, $295,000. Ph 306-536-5055. Doo MXZ 600, elec. start; 2008 Arctic Cat CANORA, SK, 10 acres with 1230 sq. ft. T660, 4-stroke Touring; 2007 RMK 600, bungalow, shop, sheds, outbuildings, nat. shift; 2010 RMK Trail 550, fan cooled. Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. gas, underground power. 306-651-1041. ONE QUARTER, About 100 acres pasture or 2008 ARCTIC CAT Cross Fire 600, electric grain, beautiful yard with 1700 sq. ft. start, reverse, 2700 miles, $5500. Mike house. 2-1/2 miles from St. Brieux, SK. 306-629-3701, Morse, SK. Barn, cattle shelter, corrals, heated shop, 6 steel bins, 50x100’ shed. 306-275-2007. 12 QUARTERS PASTURE, 9 deeded, 3 lease, half native half tame, cross fenced, good water, spring fed dugout, pasture is in excellent shape, located 15 miles south of Robsart, SK. Asking $300,000. 306-662-8557, 306-628-4260.

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Licen s ed & bon d ed 1- 800- 2 58- 7434 ro ger@ seed - m CERTIFIED Copeland, Metcalfe, Newdale, Legacy, Tradition, Cowboy, Meredith, McGwire available. Van Burck Seeds 306-863-4377, Star City, SK. CERT. #1 AC Newdale, 2 row; Legacy, 6 r o w. F e n t o n S e e d s , T i s d a l e , S K . 306-873-5438. CERT. NEWDALE BARLEY; Cert. and Reg. Metcalfe barley; Cert. and Reg. Copeland barley. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK., 306-287-3977. CERTIFIED AC METCALF and CDC Meredith. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email:

CERT. CDC VERONA and AC Strongfield Durum wheat. Very high quality seed, high germ., no Graminearum. Geiger Farms Ltd, Leader, SK, call Tim 306-628-7896, 520-350-1090, or CERTIFIED CDC Verona durum. Easier to thresh and superb color retention, $15/bu. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. Visit: for details. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. REGISTERED and CERTIFIED VERONA 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. CERTIFIED CDC VERONA and Certified AC Strongfield. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email:

CERT. #1 CDC Orrin, Leggett. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERT. LEGGETT OATS; Cert. and Reg. Orrin oats. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK, 306-287-3977.

CERTIFIED TYNDAL. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. Phone 306-741-0475, email: 32’ EZEE-ON 4600 DISC, $49,900. Phone 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK.

CERTIFIED AC Unity VB seed. Book Early to guarantee your supply. Contact Patrick 306-638-3177, Chamberlain, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Unity-Waskada VB midge resistant wheat. Highest yielding variety, $12.50/bu. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. Visit: w w w. L L s e e d s . c a fo r d e t a i l s . P h o n e 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. CERT. #1 GOODEVE VB; CDC Utmost VB; Harvest; CDC Teal; AC Sadash; AC Vista. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERTIFIED #1 UNITY, Waskada, Lillian wheat. 306-497-2800, 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. CERTIFIED Utmost, Goodeve, Harvest, Carberry, Muchmore, Pasteur, Splendor available. Va n B u rc k S e e d s 306-863-4377, Star City, SK. HARVEST RS WHEAT, Certified and Reg.; Utmost (VB) wheat, midge tolerant. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK, 306-287-3977. CERTIFIED AC UNITY and Certified AC Carberry. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email:


CUSTOM CLEANING AND bagging all types of mustard for seed or processing. Color sorting available. Also looking for low CERTIFIED FOREMOST conventional, Rug- g r a d e m u s t a r d . C a l l A c ke r m a n A g by Round-up ready, Canterra canola varie- 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. ties. Greenshields Seeds, Semans, SK, 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339 (H). HYBRID AND OPEN-POLLINATED canola varieties at great prices. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary CERT. AND REG. Sorrel flax. Phone Frede- Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. rick Seeds at Watson, SK., 306-287-3977. CERT. #1 CDC Sorrel. Call Fenton Seeds, FOR ALL YOUR forage seed needs. Full line of alfalfa/grasses/blending. Greg Bjornson Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. 306-554-3302 or 306-554-7987, Viking CERTIFIED PRAIRIE Grand Flax, Green- Forage Seeds, Wynyard, SK. shields Seeds, 306-524-2155 (W), COMMON #1 GRASSES, legumes, blends. 306-524-4339 (W), Semans, SK. Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Melfort, SK. CERTIFIED CDC BETHUNE. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. Phone 306-741-0475, email: CERTIFIED Taurus, Sorrel, Scorpion available. Va n B u rc k S e e d s 306-863-4377 Star City, SK.


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CERTIFIED CDC GREENLAND, CDC Maxim and CDC Redcoat. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email: CERT. GREENLAND and ROULEAU lentils. Phone 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. CERT. GREENLAND LENTIL, 98% germ., 0% disease, .33¢/lb. Hansen Seeds Yellow Grass, SK. 306-465-2525 or 306-861-5679. LARGE GREEN LENTILS, 94% germination, 90% vigor, no disease, cleaned, Clearfield confirmed. 306-789-9857, 306-442-7442, Pangman, SK.

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✔ ON FARM PICK UP Call GrainEx International Ltd. ✔ PROMPT PAYMENT for current pricing at ✔ LICENSED AND BONDED 306-885-2288, Sedley SK. SASKATOON, LETHBRIDGE, Visit us on our website at: VANCOUVER 1-888-516-8845 CERT. #1 CDC Impala Clearfield lentils Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERTIFIED CDC Maxim, CDC Improve, CDC Imigreen lentils, all clearfield varieties. Great condition, high germination. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. Visit: for details. WANTED FEED/ OFF-GRADE LENTILS or pulses and other heated, tough grains Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. or screenings. Prairie Wide Grain, 306TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED SEED. All the 230-8101, 306-716-2297, Saskatoon, SK. new varieties: CDC Imvincible, CDC Imigreen, French green CDC Peridot as well BUYING ALL TYPES of Feed Grains, all the reds CDC Dazil, CDC Redcliff, CDC Screenings and Off-Spec Canola. Ruby, CDC Imax. Get it before its gone. Payment is quick! Please call Joy Lowe or Call 306-693-9402, Moose Jaw, SK. or Scott Ralph at Wilde Bros. Ag Trading, Raymond, AB. Phone 1-877-752-0115 or email email:







1-877-250-5252 WANTED: BUYING ALL grades of oats. Send sample to Newco Grain Ltd., Box 717, Coaldale, AB., T1M 1M6. Call 1-800-661-2312. WANTED: FEED GRAIN, all types of barley, wheat, oats, peas, etc. Prompt payment. Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK.

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CERTIFIED Meadow, Bronco, Admiral, 40-10 Silage, Leroy, Samson Mfat, Patrick, Sage, Espace (contract), Rocket (contract) available. Va n B u rc k S e e d s 306-863-4377, Star City, SK. CERTIFIED UNITY Midge resistant, Stet- CERT. #1 CDC Meadow; CDC Prosper; tler. Greenshields Seeds. Semans, SK. CDC Acer (Maple); Camry (Green). Fenton 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339(H). Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERTIFIED SADASH WHEAT for sale. Call REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Patrick 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. green pea. Stands up great, mildew resistant and retains color! $13.50/bu. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. visit our website: for details. Phone 306-731-2843 Lumsden, SK.

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ALFALFA BROME ROUND bales, excellent condition, JD 5x6 baler. Call 204-842-3613 or 204-773-6949, Birtle, MB.

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HAY FOR SALE, 2000 large 4x4 sq. alfalfa bales, trucking can be arranged. 306-457-2935 evenings, Stoughton, SK.


HAY AND STRAW, very little or no rain. Straight brome and alfalfa/grass mix. 1600 lbs., JD cover edge net wrapped, pick up or can deliver by the semi load. 306-961-2777, Prince Albert, SK. 100% BROME GRASS, and brome grass and alfalfa mix, 1800 lb. round bales. 306-594-2305, Norquay, SK.

1000 ALFALFA MIX 2011 bales, twine, hard core, 1100 lbs., $30 each. Weyburn, SK. 306-842-3532, 306-861-1827. Priced at your bin. EXCELLENT QUALITY ALFALFA and/or alfalfa brome mix hay for sale. 1000 round bales at 1000 lbs. each, $25 each. Rosetown/Biggar, SK. area, 306-882-3165. 355- 1200/1300 lb. hard core alfalfa/ Saskatoon Timothy/brome bales; 200- no rain, $35, 155- slight rain, $25; 200 (2010)- 900 lbs., 306-374-1968 125 w/no rain, $20; 75 w/rain, $15. WHY NOT KEEP MARKETING SIMPLE? Phone 306-921-6995 or 306-275-4911. You are selling feed grains. We are St. Brieux, SK. buying feed grains. Fast payment, with 600 HARD CORE ALFALFA/ BROME prompt pickup, true price discovery. Call round bales for sale near Herbert, SK. Call Gerald Snip, Jim Beusekom, Allen Pirness or inquire regarding delivery and pricing at or Dave Lea at Market Place Commodities 306-784-7644. Email Ltd., Lethbridge, AB. Ph.: 1-866-512-1711. Email LARGE ROUND AND SMALL SQUARE, alfalfa and mixed, close to Regina, SK. Western Commodities Inc. Call 306-539-6123. JD HARD CORE alfalfa or alfalfa/ brome TOP PRICES PAID FOR timothy mix. Call 306-542-8382, Pelly, SK. CALVING EARLY? Dense heavy small square straw bulls Phone 306-528-4422, Nokomis, SK. RM 369: 2011 2nd cut alfalfa, 210 bales, 1850 lb, net wrapped, protein 19.5%, RFV 135. 306-716-3409, Humboldt SK 2010/2011 ALFALFA and alfalfa mix bales. DAM AGED OILSEEDS & PULSES Approx. 1000 avail. $27/2011, $22/2010. 306-933-0655, Saskatoon, SK.





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TOP QUALITY CERT. alfalfa and grass seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. CERT. ALFALFAS AND GRASSES, free delivery. Dyck Forages & Grasses Ltd., Elie, CERTIFIED ANDANTE yellow mustard and Centennial brown mustard. Greenshields MB, 1-888-204-1000. Seeds, Semans, SK, 306-524-2155 (W), 306-524-4339 (H). BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buyer of all varieties CERTIFIED #1 CARLTON brome. Fenton of mustard. Call for competitive pricing. Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. Call 204-736-3570, Brunkild, MB.

FEED GRAINS WANTED: Wheat, Barley and Durum; Also Oats, Peas and Flax. Premium prices, FOB farm. Prompt payment. Stan Yaskiw, Birtle, MB, 1-866-290-7113. NUVISION COMMODITIES is currently purchasing feed barley, wheat, peas and milling oats. 204-758-3401, St. Jean, MB.

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GRAIN GRAIN MARKETING HEADQUARTERS Wanted: All grains in any condition. On farm pricing. Quick payment assured. Double Z Ag Sales, Weyburn, SK. 306-842-2406. SEED OATS, 35 lbs/bu. 306-395-2668 or 306-681 7610. Chaplin, SK.

HAY AND STRAW for sale. Dairy quality, feeder hay, and grass hay, 3x4 square bales. 403-633-8835, Brooks, AB. HAY FOR SALE. 2500 alfalfa or grass mix round netwrap bales, no rain. Straw also. Alan Coutts 306-463-8423, Marengo, SK. GOOD QUALITY HAY, AB and BC, big rounds. Call for delivery prices. 403-758-3041, Magrath, AB. 300 LARGE ROUND net wrapped whole oat bales, (forage variety), .03¢/lb.; 70 grass bales, protein 13.6%, TDN 64.2. Won 2nd place at Harvest Showdown, Yorkton, SK. Phone Ed 306-563-6261, Gorlitz, SK. BALE PICKER, 2 prong, fits in truck box, fits on 5th wheel ball or other, quick and easy, operate from cab, electric over hyd., strong and fast. Phone 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. HAY WANTED: 2010-2011 or new 2012. Large square bales only located in SK or MB. Call Wayne, 519-374-1109. GOOD QUALITY HAY FOR SALE: 2010 and 2011 crops, your choice, 1350 lbs., JD net wrapped. 780-208-1792, Two Hills, AB. 250 EXCELLENT ALFALFA brome, no rain, $35/round bale, 1300+. 306-656-4541, Harris, SK. HIGH QUALITY, ALFALFA/GRASS mix, round bales, net wrapped, 1500 lbs., feed tested, $40/ton. Phone cel. 306-642-7584, Assiniboia, SK. 400 ALFALFA/BROME 5X6 JD bales, net wrapped, $36/ea. loaded. Delivery av a i l a b l e . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 2 5 9 - 4 9 2 3 o r 306-946-7923, Young, SK.


600 SMALL SQUARES, 50 round good quality alfalfa/grass mix for horses, no rain, tarped. 306-931-2826 o r RAM POWER SNARES, Conibear traps, fur handling equipment. For free catalogue 306-290-4920, Martensville, SK. email or call 700 CERTIFIED ORGANIC alfalfa / Timo- 306-862-4036, Nipawin, SK. thy /brome bales, approx. 1300 lbs., baled with NH 664, $50 per bale. 780-356-2352, 780-831-5116, Valhalla Centre, AB. AREA FOR SALE, 20 deer tags, central LARGE ROUND STRAW bales, wheat and Sask., $250,000 firm. Ph. 306-961-9162, oats. 306-423-5422, Domremy, SK. Christopher Lake, SK. ROUND ALFALFA/GRASS bales, $35, various grades and sizes, NOP cert. organic. 306-279-4325, Tarnopol, SK. LARGE STRAW BALES and hay bales, mesh POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gallons; Bladw r a p p e d . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 2 8 3 - 4 7 4 7 o r der tanks from 220 to 88,000 gal; Water and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. 2011 TOP QUALITY- 1000 round bales, Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. mixed and alfalfa for sale. For info. call VACUUM 3000 GALLON tank, full opening 306-421-3859, Estevan, SK. back door, $10,000 OBO; Fuel tank 10,000 700 ALFALFA/BROME 2011 round bales, gallons, on skids, single wall, new cond., approx. 1600 lbs., $25/bale. Located near $9000 OBO. 306-267-4552, Coronach, SK. Bienfait, SK. Call 306-421-0679.




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5X4 ROUND HARD CORE Alfalfa and Alfalfa/grass bales, 2011 is $20 and 2010 is $10; Also 2010 small squares, $1.25/ea. Phone 306-726-4569, Southey, SK.


320 BROME ALFALFA BALES For Sale approx. 1200 lbs., no rain, good quality, TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, can load, $25/bale. Vanscoy, SK. Phone service, installations, repairs. Canadian company. We carry aeration socks. We 306-668-4215 or 306-222-8489. now carry electric chute openers for grain ALFALFA/BROME HAY, 4x8 square, avg. trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. 1600 lbs., no rain, tarped. Contact Jim, SHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, days 306-332-6221, tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, night 306-332-3955. 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. SECOND CUT ALFALFA, round bales, no rain. Innisfail, AB. 403-227-6692. FLAX STRAW open (large round) bales. Two locations near Saskatoon, SK. Call SAVE UP TO $4800. 10- 520/85R46’s, Firestone Radial DT 23, new, $2200 each. 306-382-1299, 306-382-9024. Call Darren 204-727-7938 or Greg LARGE QUANTITY OF Alfalfa and Alfalfa 204-573-7866, Brandon, MB. Brome mix hay for sale. Phone BUY 8 TIRES GET $1000 in-store credit 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK. or free installation. All or any combination DURUM STRAW, 3x4 squares, $15. Deliv- of 20.8-38, 18.4-38, 30.5-32, 24.5-32, ery available. 306-631-8854, Moose Jaw, 18.4-42 or 20.8-42. Price starts at $783. SK. or email: Buy your own or buy with a friend. Promo good up to January 15, 2012. 125 GREENFEED BALES, 5x6 bales (oats) 1-800-667-4515. 25 to 30% grain in head, dry, no rain $22/ea. 306-682-3293, Humboldt area, SK

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CANADA - CUBA FARMER TOURS. Feb. 6th to 20th. All inclusive. Deductible. 7 nights 5 star, 7 nights country hotels, 3 days Varadero, 8 day farm tour, 3 days Havana. Max 28. Farmers and family members only. $3200 Cdn/ person 2 sharing plus air. Escorted by Canadian Agrologist, Wendy Holm. U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, 25 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week 604-947-2893, upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and air brakes. One on one driving instructions. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. ADVANCED PURE WATER SYSTEMS, the newest scientific technology in water purification. No salts, no chemicals, no chlorine. Ecosmarte friendly, 99% pure water. Call 306-867-9461, Outlook, SK. Email Website:

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1000 ALFALFA/BROME mix, approx. 1600 lbs., netwrap bales, no rain. Call Sullivan Farms, 306-463-3678, Flaxcombe, SK. 400 ORGANIC ROUND bales, approx. 1500 lbs., brome/crested wheat/alfalfa, $30 per COMBINE DUAL KITS for JD STS 38” or bale. 306-834-2085, Kerrobert, SK. 42”, new tires $14,900. New duals for any WANTED: ALFALFA HAY in round or combine, new tires, $4300. We want your large square, will buy all qualities includ- tires and rims on trade! 1-800-667-4515. ing with rain. Priced according to quality, in Southern Alberta. 1-800-291-1432. MICHELIN XTLA 20.5 R25 new loader LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome; alfalfa and tires, excellent tires for all season. Excelcrested wheat; and alfalfa. 1500 lbs. ea. lent winter tires. Price for all four $10,500. 2010/ 2011. 306-463-3132, Kindersley, SK C a n d e l i v e r. C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B 204-743-2324 EXCELLENT HORSE FEED hard core round bales, no rain, alfalfa/Timothy brome mix, TIRE & $65/bale. 403-616-4667, Cochrane, AB.

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HAYTER DRILLING LTD. Over 50 yrs in groundwater industry specializing in 5” 30” wells. Premium quality materials used in new construction. Old well servicing and rehab. New equipment and experienced crews. 1-888-239-1658, Watrous, SK. STAUBER DRILLING INC. Water well construction and servicing, exploration and geotechnical drilling. Professional service since 1959. Call the experts at 1-800-919-9211

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FERTILIZER- Phosphate, Gypsum and Compost. Phosphate and gypsum are OMRI approved for organic. The compost is approved for organic use by WSAD. This soft rock phosphate is used by organic and regular farmers with positive results. Buying this fall could be a saving to you! Contact Bartzen Ag Supply Ltd. 306-242-4553 or email:

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HARDWARE CLOSE-OUT. Drill bits, welding supplies, valves, pulleys, casters, pipe fittings, bolts; Also 800’ 1/2” cable. For pricing: 306-693-5244, Moose Jaw, SK


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MOTOR GRADER/ UTILITIES OPERATOR The RM of Porcupine #395 is located in North Eastern SK. primarily a farming community with 3 Hamlets. Prior experience preferred. Seasonal employment commencing mid March - Nov., weather determined. Closing date for applications Feb 1, 2012 3:00 PM. Wages negotiated based on experience. Send resumes including experience and employers to Box 190, Porcupine Plain, SK S0E 1H0. Phone 306-278-2368, Fax 306-278-3473 email:

PRAIRIES WATER TREATMENT LTD. at High River, AB. (, Servicing BC, AB, SK, and MB. Whole house water treatment system that works and commercial application also. Custom built and guaranteed results or your money back. No salts, no chemicals, no chlorine. Triple titanium oxidizer tubes, filtering tanks, softening capability, double copper ionizer tubes. Individual tube controls, 3 times the results to any competitors without the hassles. We get it right the first EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN CAREGIVER is time. Call today 403-620-4038 for a free looking to care for a senior. Would prefer in Saskatchewan. Call 306-795-2270. quote,

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SASK HAY Small square alfalfa mix grass/brome bundled into large bales of 21, not touched by hand until you feed. You pick up or we can arrange delivery. Mike 306-640-9506, Willow Bunch, SK.

MASSAGE THERAPY TRAINING. The Western College in Regina, SK offers a stay at home program in Massage Therapy where you only come into Regina for the hands on training one weekend per month. The vast majority of the study is done at home and in your home community. Our Distance Education Program is a fully recognized competency equivalent for you to become a registered therapist with a selection of governing bodies in and outside of the province. If you have an interest in a new career in health care where you are your own boss, contact us and we can provide you with all the information you need to get started into a very rewarding profession. Information Night Dates: November 15th, 2011; January 17th, 2012; March 13th, 2012; May 15th, 2012 and June 12th 2012. Website: or E-mail:

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FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE REQUIRED on pedigreed seed/grain farm near Govan, SK. Job would include: Working in seed cleaning plant; Trucking; Operating and maintaining all farm equipment. Good work ethic, mechanical skills and 1A license an asset. Wages dependant on experience. Relocation assistance available. Apply with resume to: Kevin Yauck, Box 323, Govan, SK, S0G 1Z0. Phone 306-484-4555 or email: FULL and PART-TIME positions available on mixed farm. Experience an asset, but will train. Send resumes to: Box 328, Paynton, SK. S0M 2J0, phone: 306-895-4601 or email: FEEDLOT IN WEST central AB requires fulltime personnel. Must have cattle health and machinery operation exp. Must be a team player and able to work flexible hours incl. some weekends. Must have a valid drivers licence. Competitive wages, health benefits, RSP and housing avail. on site at low rates. Phone 780-725-2430 fax resume 780-723-6245 Niton Junction, AB. FARM LABOURERS WANTED: Includes room and board, other jobs may include carpentry and construction, will train. 780902-2108, 780-920-7360, Edmonton, AB. CALVING HELP REQUIRED: Feb 2012 to end of April on ranch in Cochrane AB. Experience a must, a willingness to work night shift and working well with others. Calving performance bonus avail. Accommodations supplied. Email resume w/3 references to or fax 403-932-4342. Call 403-473-4571 for more info. SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD. is looking to fill a full-time position located South of Cardston, AB. on the St. Mary’s river and US border. The position consists of working with all aspects of cow/calf production on a 1200 head seedstock operation. To be successful in this position you will need 10 years related experience in the cattle industry. Experience in the seedstock business, AI, class 1A license and mechanical skills are definite assets. This position offers a competitive salary package, benefits, and housing. If this position interests you, please send your resume, stating salary expectations, along with a complete list of references to: or fax to 403-948-3972. We thank you in advance, however only successful interview candidates will be contacted.

PROGRESSIVE FARM is looking for Fulltime Permanent and Seasonal Farm help. Ability to operate farm equipment, IA experience and heavy equip. experience an asset. Wages negotiable. Ph 306-643-4449, 306-745-7018 Fax resume: 306-643-4510, email FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED FARM HELP wanted on grain and PB cattle operation. Class 1A an asset, housing included, wages dependant upon experience. Fax resume to 306-734-5139 or phone 306-734-2850, FULL-TIME FARM/ RANCH POSITION. Craik, SK. Looking for a motivated employee with cattle experience, mechanically inclined BEEKEEPER HELPER for 2012 season. and good with equipment, valid drivers li- Must have no bee sting allergies, valid cense (Class 1 an asset but not necessary). driver’s license, and be physically fit. Email Carnduff, SK. Call 306-717-8905 or email resume and references: Ph/fax Neil 306-967-2841, Eatonia, SK. resume to DRIVE CLYDES in BC Fort Steele Heritage town is looking for Teamsters for June to Sept. 2012. Applicant must be able to work with the public and enjoy talking with p e o p l e . P l e a s e fo r w a r d r e s u m e t o or fax to 250-489-2624.


WANTED: FARM LABOURERS able to run farm equipment on cattle/grain farm. F u l l - t i m e wo r k ava i l a b l e . C a l l M i ke 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. FOUR PERMANENT full-time farm workers req’d at remote rural farm in Keg River AB. Should have grade 12, valid drivers license Class 1 an asset, be fluent in English, not afraid of heights. Must be able to work some weekends. Heavy lifting and manual work, operation of various farm eqpt. and job task planning. Wages start at $16/hr. Please fax resumes to David Vos Farms Ltd. 780-981-3940.

70 HEAD DAIRY FARM looking for herdsperson/farm labourer. Wage based on experience. Housing available. Send resumes to: or call Ray at 204-724-5503, Wawanesa, MB. LARGE COW OUTFIT Feedlot and Grain operation requires permanent full-time help. We are looking for an employee that is willing to assist with the overall cattle and grain production. General farm knowledge and cattle handling ability is an asset, but will train. Wages based on ability and experience. Central AB, Strome. Fax resume with references to: 780-376-0000. Call 780-376-2241 for more info.


FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE and/or desire to learn. Looking for individual to operate, repair and maintain agriculture equip. and trucks. Main focus of operation is Bison production. Repair fences, barns and other buildings. Mechanical skills and farm experience beneficial. Accommodations can be arranged for the right individual or family. A1 preferred, must have clean abstract. P h o n e D o u g at 3 0 6 - 2 3 1 - 9 1 1 0 , f a x : 306-383-2555, Quill Lake, SK. or email FULL-TIME or SEASONAL help needed on large grain farm in SW MB. Duties incl. field work, grain/fert hauling, general eqpt repairs. Class 1A preferred but not necessary. Wages depend on qualifications. Email resume to or call 204-522-0926, Medora, MB. ALL AROUND MECHANICALLY inclined, full time permanent farm hand position, available at cattle feedlot, near Bethune, SK. Experience with cattle an asset but not necessary. Class 1A licence preferred. Must be able to operate, repair and maintain farm machinery and equipment. Competitive salary. Group insurance benefits and housing near by. Fax resume to: 306-638-3150 or contact Kristen or Philip at 306-638-3151. FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT for Grain Farm Supervisor. Duties include not limited to: employee management, servicing equip., operating equip., yard maintenance, etc. Long work days in busy seasons will be expected. $15.30/hr. Call 306-378-2226 for more info. Interested applicants please mail resume to: Harbicht Farms Ltd, Box 22, Elrose, SK, S0L 0Z0. SEMI RETIRED RANCHER will do your chores and house sit in January. Price negotiable. References given. 306-640-7340.

CALVING HELP FOR January and February, room and board supplied. Wages depend on experience. Curtis Mattson, LARGE COW/CALF RANCH and back306-944-4220, Meacham, SK. grounding operation requires full-time HOG FARM FOREMAN/FEEDMILL Operator cowboys/ pencheckers. Wages negotiable. required near Linden, AB, w/min. 5 years Call Mike 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. experience in a self-employed capacity. PASTURE MANAGER for Martin Grazing Able to supervise the overall operation as Co-Op, located 40 miles NE of Maple well as the daily activities of the farm. Creek, SK. Seasonal employment. Pasture Must be experienced, motivated, hard management for 1000 cow/calf pairs, care working, have control of English language, and maintenance of fences and water fainventive, able to lift heavy goods, willing c i l i t i e s . H o u s i n g s u p p l i e d . B i d i n fo to work in a dusty environment and willing available 306-662-3366 or 306-662-3401. to clean hog barns. Duties include: Super- Bids close January 31, 2012. vising farm workers, develop work schedules and financial/production records. The WANTED: FARM WORKERS with Class 1 position is 40 hrs./wk, must be available 7 license, to pull Super B grain and hay traildays/week plus weekend shifts. Wages ers. Mostly local hauling. Also capable of $18.30/hr. Send resumes to: Hilltop Pork r u n n i n g f a r m e q u i p m e n t . C a l l M i ke 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. Ltd., Box 178, Linden, AB T0M 1J0. WE ARE EXPANDING across AB and SK FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT on grain farm. with our products. We are looking for sales Duties include not limited to: servicing people with good people skills, self motiequipment, operating equipment, yard vated, honest and reliable. You will maintenance, etc. Long work days in busy need a pickup, trailer and a tractor for seasons will be expected. $14.90/hr. Call loading and unloading. For more info call 306-378-2226 for more info. Interested 250-690-7431 or cell 250-567-8731, ask applicants please mail resume to: Harbicht for Ron or write to Box 117, Fort Fraser BC Farms Ltd, Box 22, Elrose, SK, S0L 0Z0. V0J 1N0. Email LARGE, VERY MODERN family grain farm in central SK requires full time employees: experienced equipment operators with 1A licence, journeyman heavy duty mechanic. Will consider mechanically inclined individuals who are eager to learn. Top wages and benefit plan with medical. Box 2009, c/o Western Producer, 2310 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4

SWINE TECHS WANTED: B & F Polar Pork Farms require experienced breeding and farrowing Techs for 2700 sow units near Wood Mountain and Kenaston, SK. Send resume to WANTED: RELIABLE PERSON for cattle/farming operation. Permanent and seasonal employment available. Must have valid drivers license. Single/family accommodations. 403-577-2243, Consort, AB. Fax: 403-577-2263, Cell: 403-575-0712. FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME farm labourer required. 403-665-2341, Craigmyle, AB. WANTED: FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE for cattle ranch. Must have experience calving, riding, fencing and machinery operation. To begin Jan. 1st, 2012. Housing supplied. 403-575-2352, Coronation, AB.

S a xon En erg y S ervices In c. is a p rog res s ive, in n ova tive, a n d exp a n d in g in tern a tion a l la n d -ba s ed d rillin g w ell-s ervicin g com p a n y hea d q u a rtered in C a lg a ry. S a xon is com m itted to s a fety. W e ha ve es ta blis hed “ zero los s ” a s a g oa l in Hea lth, S a fety a n d En viron m en t; w e believe a n d con tin u a lly s trive to m eetthis g oa l.

Saxon is currently recruiting for the follow ing positions for a Potash Projectbased in Saskatchew an: • • • •

Driller Derrickha nd M otorha nd Floorha nd

S a xon offers com p etitive com p en s a tion a n d a com p rehen s ive ben efits p a ck a g e. In teres ted ca n d id a tes , p lea s e forw a rd you r res u m e to:

S a xo n Drillin g Ca n a d a L.P. Hu m a n R eso u rces Dept. Fa x: 403- 513- 42 55 O rb y em a ilto : CDN recru itm en t@ sa xo n m W e w is h to tha n k a ll ca n d id a tes fortheirin teres t, how ever, on ly thos e s elected fora n in terview w ill be con ta cted .

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Applications will be received by the undersigned until 4 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012, for the position of Equipment Operator/Utility Person, with duties to commence April 15, 2012. Duties may include: Operating road grader and backhoe, mowing road allowances, weed spraying, installing signs, picking rocks and other duties assigned by the Council or the foreman. Possession of a Pesticide Applicator’s License or the willingness to obtain one would be an asset. Valid driver’s license required. Applicants should state experience, references and wage expected. Sandra Thatcher Administrator R.M. of Caron No.162 Box 85 Caron, SK Phone:(306)756-2353 Fax:(306)756-2250 S0H 0R0

RANCH FOREMAN, Southern Alberta 1000-1200 commercial cow calf operation seeking ranch foreman for related cow calf operation. Duties incl. calving out cows in the spring, cattle care, feeding, fencing, pasture rotation, breeding program and corral maintenance. Also some eqpt exp. would be an asset to help with haying, etc and some irrigation. Horses are allowed Email: and would supply hay/pasture needed, limited amount. Send resume directly via email to or send fax LIVE AND WORK on a European, Australian or New Zealand agriculture or horticulture to 403-223-8272. operation! AgriVenture offers rural placeSEASONAL FARM LABOURER HELP. ment opportunities for young adults ages Applicants should have previous farm ex- 18-30. Canadian host families for internaperience and mechanical ability. Duties in- t i o n a l t r a i n e e s r e q u i r e d a l s o . clude operation of machinery, including: 1-888-598-4415 or Tractors, truck driving and other farm equipment, as well as general farm laborer duties. $12-$18/hr depending on experi- MARKET GARDENERS WANTED for 2012 e n c e . C o n t a c t W a d e F e l a n d a t season, $10/hr. May to Oct. Room and board included. Hudson Bay, SK. Contact 701-263-1300, Antler, ND. Keith 306-865-2103, FULL-TIME HELP WANTED on grain farm near Corning, SK. Housing close by, suitable for family. Class 1A is an asset, experience will reflect wage. Fax resume to 306-224-4546 or call 306-224-4441.


FULL-TIME PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT offered on bison ranch beginning spring 2012. Single/ family accommodation in separate yard. Call Don Scott 306-862-4931, Nipawin, SK. SEEDING OPERATORS REQUIRED in Western Australia. Are you looking for an agricultural adventure in Australia? Like to earn some good money whilst broadening your experience? We are recruiting for our seeding period commencing April 25 2012. If you have a farming background and can operate broadacre cropping equipment, we have a range of well paid positions available. You must be aged between 18-30 and qualify for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia. For more info email GRAIN FARM REQUIRES equipment operator. Year round employment, modern equipment. Must have ability to obtain Class 1A license. 780-205-7856 for more information. Lloydminster, SK area.

H OT O I L E R O P E R ATO R a n d TA N K TRUCK DRIVER Class 1 or 3. All oilfield BREEDING BARN TECHNICIAN required tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax for 600 sow farrow-to-finish hog operation resumes and references to 403-742-0303, near Warburg, AB, (40 minutes west of Le- Stettler, AB. Email duc). $3500-$3800/month inclusive of housing allowance. Housing is available. GREENHOUSE WORKERS WANTED. Please send resume to 780-848-2786 or Seasonal full-time positions, Regina, SK, Feb. to Aug. Min. of 1 to 2 yrs. exp. req’d. Must have: training/ working knowledge WANTED RANCH EMPLOYEE, Merritt, of plants and the ability to identify plant BC. Permanent full-time ranch work- equip problems, work in team setting as well as crops, riding and cattle. Send resume to independently, good oral communications or fax: 250-378-4956 in English, work eves. and weekends. Job heavy lifting, constant bending, FARM EMPLOYMENT! We can help find includes: cleaning, and other greenhouse you a good employee or find you a good pricing, duties. Pays $9.75/hr. Send resume to Ag related job. Ag Employ Alberta, email or ph. 403-732-4295. 41 QUARTERS SW SASK 3000 acres cultivated, balance native grass. Good water and fence with full calving facilities for 200 head. For more info contact or 306-625-3759, Ponteix, SK.

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w ith the R .M . o f M o n e tN o . 25 7 . The position w illbegin in April,2012. A copy ofyour valid driver’s licence m ustbe sentw ith your application and they m ust be received by Fe b ru a ry 8, 2012 at5:00 p.m .atthe follow ing address: G e o rge M ye rs , Re e ve R.M . o fM o n e tNo . 257 Cell# 3 06-3 78-7644 Bo x 3 70, Elro s e , S K S 0L 0Z0 phone & fax: 3 06-3 78-2212 em ail: rm 257@ s a s k tel.n et

GRATTON COUL EE AGRIPARTS L TD. Is a pro gre s s ive , e xpa n d in g a gric u ltu ra l s a lva ge pa rts c o m pa n y s pe c ia lizin g in la te m o d e l tra c to r a n d c o m b in e pa rts a n d lo c a te d a tIrm a , Alb e rta . W e a re looking for


(4 va ca n cies ) Perm a n en t, fu ll tim e p o s itio n s -44 hrs p er w eek. S a la ry $19.25 to $20.00/hr. Va lid d rivers licen s e. Previo u s exp erien ce a n a s s et. To a pply fo r a po s itio n w ith u s , plea s e e-m a il res u m e to : m a rc@ gcpa rts .co m o r s en d fa x to 78 0-754-2333 Atten tio n : Alvin W a n n echk o

LIVE IN YOUR HOME PROVINCE WORK IN ALBERTA Nuvision Industries is a Western Canadian based fertilizer plant service and construction company based in Carseland, Alberta. Full-time Senior In-Field Project Manager required in our Material Handling Division.

The ideal candidate will include the following:

• Oversee total construction to ensure projects are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule. Includes interfacing with clients, subcontractors, vendors, and management. • Plan, coordinate and supervise activities of all company personnel on assigned projects. • Provide direction to planning, scheduling and budgeting of all projects. • Preferably have experience in millwright, fertilizer plant and equipment construction, installation and maintenance. • Must have experience with crane and rigging, aerial work, and welding. • Requires excellent computer and communication skills, attention to detail and problem solving an asset. • Must possess a valid drivers license and be willing to travel and work outdoors 12 months of the year throughout Western Canada primarily Alberta. Nuvision Industries offers a very competitive remunerationpackage based on experience and skill set. To apply please forward resume and cover letter to KEN JOHANSEN Ph: 403 934 3591 | Fax: 403 901 2387 e-mail to: PO Box 450, Carseland, AB T0J 0M0

GRADER OPERATOR WANTED RM of Walpole #92, located in SE Sask. at Wawota, SK. Applicant must have skills and experience in maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including a grader, backhoe, tractor with attached mower. Have a valid 3A drivers license (minimum). Duties to include but not exclusive to grading, mowing, backhoe operation maintenance of roads, shop, tools and equip., installing culverts and signs, etc. Must be willing to work inconsistent hrs., dictated by weather. Resume should include previous experience, references and salary expected. Please submit your application to the RM Office, Box 117, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0, on or before 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2012. More info 306-739-2545


M otor Gr a d er Oper a tor (Seasonal) Duties to commence mid-April and will include tractor/mower operation and other duties as directed by council and/or foreman. A valid driver’s licence and a vehicle to drive to the job site are essential. Basic hand tools would be an asset. Apply stating references, experience and wages expected by

10 a.m. Thursday., January 12 to: R. M. of Lawtonia No. 135 Box 10, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0

Phone: 306.677.2266 Fax: 306.677.2446 e-mail: LICENSED PESTICIDE APPLICATOR required by Industrial Vegetation contractor in Grande Prairie, AB. Experience preferred. Will discuss cost of acquiring licence before spring. Contact Gregg for more information 780-882-2662 or email

M a nitoba Pu lse G row ers A ssocia tion Inc. seeks a n energetic, enthu sia stic, orga nized individu a l for a tw elve (12)m onth

EX ECU TIV E D IRECTO R term position ba sed in C a rm a n, M B.

M a jor job focu s a nd a rea s of responsibilities inclu de resea rch, m a rket dev elopm ent, policy, lia ison, stra tegic pla nning a nd em ployee m a na gem ent. The idea l ca ndida te w ill possess strong orga niza tiona l, com m u nica tion a nd interpersona l skills; the a bility to m a na ge m u ltiple projects, priorities a nd dea dlines; a nd know ledge of a gricu ltu re a nd the pu lse indu stry. U ndersta nding resea rch a nd gra nta pplica tions is a n a sset. Sa la ry is dependenton experience a nd qu a lifica tions. For a m ore deta iled job des cription, fu rther inform a tion or to s u bm ita res u m e, conta ct Roxa nne L ew ko a t (204)745-6488, fa x (204)745-6213 or e-m a il: roxa nne@ m a nitoba pu . A pplica tion dea dline is Ja nua ry 13, 2012.


12 PERMANENT POSITIONS available at Tri Ventures Greenhouses, Redcliff, AB. Job includes heavy lifting, fast paced, repetitive plant work in a hot, humid environment. No smokers, can’t be scared of heights. Shift work, 7 days/week, 40- 60 hrs./week, $9.40/hr. Email resumes to:

EARN $75,000 PER YEAR PART-TIME in the livestock or equipment appraisal business. Agricultural background required. Classroom or home study courses available. Phone toll free 1-800-488-7570,

Agronom ist - Kroeker Farm s Lim ited is a w ell-established producer of

potatoes and other vegetable crops based in W inkler, M anitoba. W e are currently accepting applications for the position of agronom ist. W e are looking for a self-m otivated, organized, energetic team player w ho is w illing to learn and contribute to a positive w orking environm ent. A s part of the agronom y team , duties m ay include fertility and nutrientplanning, w orking w ith m apping softw are, involvem ent in the crop protection program , crop scouting, on farm research, com m unicating w ith various dealers and farm m anagers, data m anagem ent, and other agronom ic aspects of crop production. The ideal candidate should be know ledgeable in the areas ofpotato and other vegetable production, soil science, G IS and have an interest in organic production techniques. The successfulcandidate w illbe based in the W inkler, M anitoba. W e offer a com petitive salary and a com prehensive benefits package. Interested in a challenging and rew arding career w ith a progressive com pany? Forw ard resum e to: Kroeker Farm s Lim ited,w w w ,Ed Klassen, Hum an Resources M anager,PO Box 1450,W inkler M B R6W 4B4 Phone: (204) 325-4333 Fax: (204) 325-8630 Em ail: edw in@ We thank allapplicantsfor their interest. O nly those candidatesto be interviewed willbe contacte d.

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Growing markets could make forages economically viable Maximize returns from pastureland | Cattle producers can save on feed costs by pasture grazing year round or reap extra income by growing forage crops for export markets FILE PHOTO


Canola may be king, but there’s still value in forages, producers were told at a recent Canadian Forage and Grassland Association conference. However, the sector is facing challenges: grasslands must compete for acres with canola, forages can be costly to export, herd sizes have decreased and the commodity’s value can be difficult to monetize because much of it is grazed and fed on the farm. “One of the challenges for the industry is to get a better sense of the value of that forage,” said association chair Doug Wray. “And I think if we can accurately describe that value, people will gain a new appreciation for what it brings and its ability to compete with the grain industry and the oilseed industry for land and resources.” Canola production may be up, but millions of tame and natural pasturelands remain across the Prairies. Wray said it’s in the best interest of producers to maximize their returns on those acres through resourceful management.

“A lot of the land we have forages on are best suited for forages. They’re not good canola acres,” he said. “They don’t work for canola or wheat, so that’s the reason they’re in forages. But in order to be economically viable you still have to do the very best job you can do to make it work.” David Kerr, who grazes cattle on a wide range of soil and grass types and forages, said he has cows that remain on pasture year round and bale graze in the winter, which drives down costs. He’s had calves gain as much as three pounds a day on grass. He told producers to be resourceful. “A lot of guys don’t graze their hay land. They feel its a detriment to their hay land,” said Kerr. “I don’t feel that way. As long you wait until after the ground freezes off, you can still get a lot of benefit off of that and it’s almost free.” There are growing export markets for forages, including Japan, which is already a common destination for compressed hay, and the United Arab Emeritus. China is also a potentially lucrative market, said Rollie Bernth, president

A lot of guys don’t graze their hay land.… As long you wait until after the ground freezes off, you can still get a lot of benefit off of that and it’s almost free. DAVID KERR CATTLE PRODUCER

of the U.S. National Hay Association. “If you look at where they’re capable of growing forage crops, it’s a long ways away from where it’s utilized,” he said. “It’s going to be many years, if ever, that they’re going to be able to be able to be self sustained in forage production.” However, different markets have different demands: what may be an acceptable product in the UAE may not be acceptable in Japan. He said it’s important that producers study these markets and understand the requirements of customers and governments. “It’s interesting how farmers like to grow a particular crop because it

works for them, but sometimes they forget about how to sell it,” said Bernth. Shipping provides a greater challenge because it’s expensive. Processing can cut down on costs, but there are limited facilities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Consultant Allen Tyrchniewicz said prairie producers using domestic containers can pay as much as $84 per tonne to ship to ports in Vancouver, Montreal and New Orleans. Rates to Abu Dhabi run higher. Tyrchniewicz studied the viability of using the Port of Churchill to ship forages. It is Canada’s only Arctic seaport and the closest ocean port to Western Canada. The site has potential but cannot yet meet producers’ needs. However, he said forage prices should increase as the world’s demand for meat grows, which will cover the higher transportation costs. “And that I think is one of those long-term things,” said Tyrchniewicz. “Same thing with the Port of Churchill: We might not be able to act on it right now, but in the long term there might be some opportunities there.” access=subscriber section=news,livestock,none

Forage producers have a story to tell, says the chair of Canada Beef. Brad Wildeman, who is also president of the Pound-Maker feedlot and ethanol company near Lanigan, Sask., told the recent Canadian Forage and Grassland Association conference that cattle is a green business. “If we’re not going to raise cattle on that land, some of it’s going to get plowed up,” said Wildeman. “A lot more crops are going to get grown in areas where probably the land can’t sustain it.... We’re going to create a lot more problems. And in fact, as I always tell my eco-friends in the city: eating beef is one of the greatest things you can do for the environment.” He said science proves that forage and grasslands promote biodiversity, reduce soil erosion and assist in carbon sequestration. As well, grasslands provide habitat for wildlife and insects that pollinate crops, and some cattle owners may add water back to the land. The benefits can be even greater when wetlands are restored. “We’re not going to see the 1,000acre marshes ever restored that had Class 1 soils that are being used for canola (and) wheat production,” said Richard McBride of Ducks Unlimited Canada. “It’s very, very likely that well into the future those are going to remain farmland. But where we are seeing an interest in restoring wetland is the smaller one- to two-acre wetlands that are found in association with rolly landscapes ... where you have a lot of lands returning to forage production.” Producers won’t necessarily see those environmental benefits reflected on their bottom line, and higher commodity prices can encourage land conversion in areas where production is favourable. “When we start talking about biodiversity as a value, we don’t necessarily have dollar values,” said Ken Belcher of the University of Saskatchewan’s bioresource policy, business and economics department. The economic incentive is with annual crops, which narrows biodiversity. “We probably need to develop more than just a system of protected areas,” said Belcher. “There needs to be more of an integrated approach to develop biodiversity. There’s a need to integrate wildlife into the agricultural landscape.” Ducks Unlimited Canada presented information at the Dec. 13-14 conference in Saskatoon that said non-market values of forages in Saskatchewan are as high as $2.4 billion. Belcher provided research indicating well-managed grasslands also provide high diversity while not impacting economic returns. But there remains a tradeoff between production of market commodities and management for biodiversity. Some producers at the conference expressed concerns that biodiversity will be lost if no cash value is placed on it. “That’s where I think there is some value of understanding some of these tradeoffs, looking at things from more of a physical sense than a dollar sense,” said Belcher. “But that has to be embedded in the policy and it hasn’t been up until now.”





The bane of every producer: the wily coyote Coyotes are deadly predators | Farmers and ranchers contend with crafty animals that will take on sheep and cattle BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN FREELANCE WRITER

A grey coyote strolls confidently out of the shed without so much as a glance at the red heeler that has been sleeping on the lawn in the afternoon sun, facing the road. It licks its lips as it slips through a small herd of snoozing horses before disappearing over an embankment toward the creek. The only sign of its passing is the three-month-old kitten missing from the shed — the last survivor from the litter. Coyotes gobble up their prey as quickly as they can, studying it carefully and then pouncing when the time is right. They eat their prey live and leave little if any evidence of an attack, says wildlife behaviourist Valerius Geist, professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Calgary. Their ability to analyze their prey and to perceive weaknesses evolved from necessity, says Geist. Coyotes had to compete with and protect themselves from much larger predators that hunted the enormous herbivores that roamed the continent during the Pleistocene Epoch. Larger predators including prehistoric wolves, sabre-tooth tigers and other gigantic cats, which used size and power to take down such prey. The smaller coyote developed cunning and patience, hunting smaller prey and seeking vulnerability when hunting larger animals. Whether defending against dogs that they consider a threat to their territory or sizing up a new prey animal, coyotes use a variety of tactics to determine how and when to attack, says Geist. At the beginning, a coyote will sit on its haunches and watch an animal’s behaviour, licking occasionally as it learns as much as it can about its target. As it gains insight, it will start making tentative approaches, sometimes nipping to test the target animal’s reactions. It will even engage in play with unsuspecting dogs. What may look like play is the progression of a deadly game, says Geist. The point will come in its investigation when the coyote or pack will execute a deadly attack. Until the late 18th century, coyote populations stayed in check largely through competition with wolves and through the loss of pups to a variety of predators. Coyote numbers throughout the Canadian Prairies grew rapidly with the advancement of farming and urbanization. They adapted easily to the human development that led to the eradication of wolves in areas where farmers settled and communities grew, says Geist. That has left farmers and ranchers to contend with a cunning little predator that has an easy time stealing sheep and is known to attack cows in their most vulnerable moment — while they’re giving birth to their new calves. Geist confirms that there have been incidents in which one or more coyotes have moved to the back of a cow

What seems like harmless play between this coyote and Labrador retriever in a pasture east of Blackfalds, Alta., is the coyote’s method of sizing up the dog and its owner before launching what could be a fatal attack. | MYRNA PEARMAN PHOTO and started eating the new calf as it emerges. While potentially devastating to livestock herds, coyotes are helpful as well, killing large numbers of mice and rodents, says Geist. Birds of prey, including hawks, owls and prairie falcons ,would likely pick up much of the slack if there were fewer coyotes, he says. But farmers and ranchers benefit directly from the large number of rodents a family of coyotes will eat through the year. In the absence of wolves, mange is the only natural check on coyote populations, killing infected animals

slowly and painfully, says Geist. The University of Northern British Columbia describes mange as a contagious mite, passed from animal to animal by direct contact and by contact at shared sites. Severely infected animals die from complications of mange, including exposure resulting from hair loss. Mange mites tend to catch hold in animals that are less healthy to begin with and then spreads by infesting their dens, which coyotes reuse if the area is too crowded for them to change households, says Geist. Good prices for pelts are the best

check in areas where there are populations of healthy coyotes, he says. As long as a few hunters and trappers are taking the best animals, those that remain have a positive effect in the local environment. Alberta Agriculture suggests that farmers and ranchers consult with their agricultural field specialists for advice on coyote control. The ministry’s Inspection and Investigation Branch has published a 77-page coyote predation manual and study guide, last updated in 2010 and available on its website at www1. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

nsf/all/pgmsrv403/$FILE/manualstudy-guide.pdf. Authors of the manual acknowledge the coyote’s extremely keen ability to learn, stating that its cunning and adaptability make it challenging to control individual animals. It states that guard dogs, specifically the large breeds developed for guarding sheep, are the most effective tool for reducing predation of livestock. Poisons are allowed only under licence and are not to be set out where there is potential for harming other animals, including dogs.



CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP: >> Long, hot days allowed combines to work into the evening near Eatonia, Sask., on Sept. 9. Farmers in some areas produced bumper crops, the likes of which theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen before, while others never saw a seed go into their rain-soaked soil.



Photos from 2011 | A wet spring and hot harvest created bookends for a year filled with turmoil, inventiveness and hard work. | William DeKay photos

>> Kent Hanmer started seeding his 22,000 acre farm May 12 with two fully tracked seeding rigs pulled by Case Quadtracks. >> Newly re-elected prime minister Stephen Harper celebrates a federal Conservative majority government with his family and party supporters at his Calgary

headquarters on election night, May 2. >> Ty Ellis of Sonningdale, Sask., fights mud and beast during the senior steer wrestling event of the provincial high school finals held at the OK Corral near Martensville, Sask., June 2-5.

>> Lyndon Cote, 11, jumps over a freshly planted raised bed of sweet corn gripping a tray of seedlings May 26. This is the first crop for Tierra Del Sol, a family run business near Saskatoon.

>> Farmers and officials gathered Oct. 21 on railroad tracks to show their support for the Canadian Wheat Board and their opposition to legislation intended to eliminate the CWBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single desk marketing powers.





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Evergreen browning can be difficult to diagnose A dozen causes can be to blame | Autumn shed most common cause but winter damage and excess moisture also culprits BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Grant Wood hates getting calls about the browning of evergreens. “Out of all the (tree) topics, that is the most difficult to talk about because there’s about 12 totally different things that can cause evergreens to brown,” said the assistant professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s plant sciences department. T h e m o s t c o m m o n re a s o n i s autumn shed, a natural part of the aging process. A pine tree sheds needles that are three or four years old, while spruce and fir needles may take five or six years to brown and drop off. Wood said a tree will lose up to 12 inches of growth during autumn shed. “That’s dramatic and when you see it happening, the first thing you think is your tree is dying for sure,” he said. However, all is well if the ends of the branches are green because it means new growth is replacing what is being discarded. A tree owner needs to be concerned when the tree starts losing young needles it produced in the spring. “If they’re browning and falling off, you’ve got a problem. That’s not a good thing,” said Wood. Winter injury is probably the number one reason for browning outside of autumn shed. It is caused by a combination of frozen roots, just-above-freezing temperatures and strong, drying winds in late winter or early spring.

“You’ve got that wind and the warm temperatures just sucking the water out of the needles,” said Wood. It is often a big problem for young trees that Agriculture Canada’s agrienvironment services branch distributes for shelterbelts. They come out of a sheltered nursery and have one growing season to adapt to their new hostile environment on the bald prairie. Wood encourages farmers to do everything they can during the first three to five years of establishment to encourage snow cover around the young trees to insulate them from drying winds. They can use fences, mulch or even grain piles to help capture the snow. Flooding and drought are also common causes of evergreen browning on the Prairies. Excess moisture has been the biggest issue in the last two years for moisture-sensitive trees such as pines and Colorado spruce, which are native to the Rocky Mountains. “We take them off the side of a mountain and put them on a flat plain in clay and then we flood them and they turn brown,” said Wood. White spruce, which are native to the boreal forest and frequently found near lakes and rivers, can tolerate high water tables but don’t fare as well in drought conditions. Other causes of browning in evergreens include salty soil, insect damage, herbicide damage, disease damage, animal injury, nutrient deficiency, transplanting shock and frost damage. Wood said tree owners need to access=subscriber section=news,none,none

This is an example of autumn shed. The yellow needles, although large in number, are toward the centre of the branch. The tips are green. The yellowing occurred in September, which is when one or more years worth of needles are shed.

become detectives, uncovering clues for what might be behind the problem. “If the tree is 25 feet high, something was good at one time because it’s big, so what has changed in the last little bit?” The culprit may be something unexpected like a garage that was erected four years ago and compacted the root system. The damage that occurred back then may take four years to show up. Maybe it was a winter fire pit that dried out the needles on a nearby tree or runoff from a sprayer that was cleaned near a row of trees. Herbicides picked up through the root system can damage or kill trees, especially if the contamination occurs in spring during the new growth phase. Farmers who have questions about their trees can contact the university’s Gardenline at 306-966-5865 or during the summer hours between May 1 and Sept. 1. Provincial governments, nurseries, cities and other universities should also be consulted. A website operated by North Dakota State University can also be of help at

Excess moisture, often in combination with excess salinity, shows up on this Colorado spruce as a purple/silver needle. The damage was found on the side of the tree facing a parking lot, where water had accumulated. Only new growth was affected. | GRANT WOOD PHOTOS




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The Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominations to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to Alberta’s agriculture industry. Up to three Albertans are recognized every two years for outstanding leadership, innovation and business practices. Since 1951, the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame has inducted 123 innovators and risk-takers from every area of the agricultural industry, including inventive farming techniques, scientific accomplishments and creating value-added products. The 2012 inductees will be honoured in Edmonton next October at a celebration ceremony. Deadline for nominations is April 30. For more information, visit www. or call 780-422-0492. GRAZIERS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED IN MANITOBA

Producers from three regions of Manitoba have been recognized as the province’s graziers of the year. Ryan and Sarah Boyd of Forrest near Brandon, Randy Tkachyk of Sundown in southeastern Manitoba and Sandra and Adolf Gut of Seddons Corner in eastern Manitoba were honoured as the province’s three finest graziers at the Manitoba Grazing School. About 200 producers and industry representatives attended the annual education event, h e l d t h i s y e a r i n Wi n n i p e g i n early December. BARLEY COMMISSION RE-ELECTS LEADERSHIP

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Reputation all important for restaurant BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Animal welfare advocates are monitoring production not only from the farm to the fork but also from the farm to the drive through. In Tim Hortons’ case, the stakes are large. The company is under pressure from its customers and investors. And when one of its suppliers falls under criticism, there’s a lot of money on the line. “For a big brand like Tim Hortons, reputation risk is huge,” said Tim Faveri, the company’s director of sustainability and responsibility. “It trumps all other risks, almost. If this will do damage to our brand, we’ve really got to evaluate and look at it.” Likewise, when a company such as Tim Hortons makes a change, it can send waves through its production chain, all the way to producers. “On their side, they can’t demand more than what we’re reasonably able to provide,” said Neil Ketilson of Sask Pork. Faveri told a recent Farm Animal Council of Saskatchewan conference in Saskatoon that the coffee juggernaut began updating its animal-welfare policy when it fell under the watchful eye of the Humane Society of the United States after the opening of several restaurants in New York City. Today, the animal rights group is among Tim Hortons’ shareholders, and the company is being pushed to integrate cage-free eggs and gestation crate free pork into its supply chain. Faveri said Tim Hortons has begun consulting with its stakeholders, including producers, as it seeks a balance between meeting demands for animal welfare and transparency, keeping its product affordable and attractive and ensuring its supply chain is sustainable in the long term. “We don’t want to make a move that’s not in step with our industry partners,” Tim Hortons’ Julie Ashmore told the audience. “And we don’t want to make a move that hasn’t really been scientifically proven.” The company was applauded by many in the audience for seeking input from producers. “We’ve developed a lot of these things ourselves and quite frankly we think it’s very important for the industry to be involved in that rather than have someone else write the rules and then we have to either live with them or argue as to how they need to change to suit the industry’s needs,” said Ketilson. He said producers and processors have a right to be compensated as they deliver systems that demonstrate and document their production practices. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none

A dog keeps a watchful eye on a cow as it goes through the chute on the Greaves farm near Deerwood, Man. | JEANNETTE GREAVES PHOTO


Wheat DDGs get passing grade Dried distillers grain | Corn DDGs have been well studied, so researchers focused on wheat BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

Dried distillers grain made from wheat is a suitable livestock feed substitute, researchers have determined. Corn DDGs have been well studied, but researchers w ith the Feed Opportunities from Biofuel Industries program (FOBI) wanted to know how wheat DDGs would work as a feed substitute for cattle, hogs, poultry and fish. The wheat did not perform the same way as corn in the studies, and researchers determined that more information is needed to create nutrient profiles and recommendations on byproduct use. The study included 24 projects worth $6 million at the universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Agriculture Canada, Feedlot Health Services at Okotoks, Alta., and livestock industry partners. John McKinnon, a lead researcher from the U of S, said one of the largest research components monitored backgrounder and feedlot cattle, first at the university level and later at large

commercial feedlots and dairies. Wheat based DDGs were fed to backgrounder cattle whose normal ration is 50 percent grain. The intent was to monitor them from the time they were weaned until they were placed in a feedlot. Different trials replaced the barley ration with 50 and 100 percent of DDGs. McKinnon told the recent Renewable Fuels Association annual conference in Calgary that DDGs provided cattle with superior performance to a certain level, but then feed efficiency fell. “The wheat distillers grain was an excellent source of energy as well as protein source for these growing cattle.” He said cattle in the feedlot phase probably ate more DDGs because it tasted good, but they didn’t gain as well as rates increased. Comparisons were made between traditional barley based diets and corn and wheat based DDGs. Marbling levels dropped when the ration included 23 percent wheat DDGs. “That is because the energy con-

centration in wheat distillers grain is less than it is in corn. The higher fat level in the corn is a superior source of energy for these cattle,” he said. “It costs more money to get the same rate of gain.” Researchers learned that 20 percent rates for wheat DDGs was adequate, while corn DDGs could go as high as 40 percent. Feeding DDGs, either corn or wheat, had minimal effects on animal health. Meat carcass studies at Agriculture Canada’s research centre in Lacombe, Alta., found minimal impact on the eating quality of beef. There was no difference in flavour or tenderness, and there was a higher level of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the marbling fat of the muscle tissue, which has human health benefits. Hogs were studied for feed conversion and feed efficiency. They do not digest high fibre well, but new generation ethanol plants are producing a better quality of byproducts. The drying process is not as severe so the products should be better. “We are finding with the new gen-

eration plants, the fibre is more digestible so they are able to get higher inclusion rates in growing pigs as well as finishing pigs,” McKinnon said. Researchers also found fractionation of the DDGs resulted in a higher value protein concentrate for a hog diet. Weaned pigs did well with diets containing 15 percent DDGs, but levels of 20 percent or more affected gain and intake. The pigs seemed to eat more but gained less compared to traditional rations. “At the higher level at 30 percent, much like the cattle, there was a decrease in gain and the intakes were pretty constant, so the feed conversions were not as good at the higher levels,” he said. Researchers also looked at integration of an ethanol plant, a feedlot and biodigester to create a closed loop on the farm. Another component of the study looked at ways to improve ethanol yields from wheat and find ways to reduce viscosity of the mash to make it a more competitive feedstock for the ethanol industry. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none





Mineral deficiencies can cause big problems Small but essential part of nutrition plan | A 1,400 pound beef cow requires 0.4 pounds of minerals per day BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

STRATHMORE, Alta. — Mineral supplements are a small part of a cow’s diet, but a deficiency may cause health problems that are difficult to diagnose. “All forage rations will require supplementation with trace minerals at some point in the year,” says nutritionist Jamie McAllister of Champion Feed Services in Stony Plain, Alta. “Don’t just feed mineral for the sake of feeding mineral.… More is not always better and more can create more problems than not supplementing at all.” McAllister said a 1,400-pound beef cow requires 0.4 pounds of minerals per day, which is a small but essential part of a nutrition plan. Protein should make up 13 percent of the daily requirement and energy 84 percent. Producers need to consider the energy value of the feed rather than protein content. Macro nutrients are calcium, manganese, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium and sodium chloride. Calcium is required for bone development, maintenance and muscle contractions. A deficiency might be to blame if a calving cow stops part way through labour.

Phosphorus affects energy metabolism and fertility. Magnesium is needed to help the body use Vitamin D. Sodium chloride, or salt, is the only mineral that cattle crave. “Lots of producers would say, ‘my cow isn’t eating that mineral, so she mustn’t need it. She knows what she needs and she will eat it.’” McAllister said this is not true, and cows could die from a deficiency. “Lots of times in order to get a cow to eat minerals, you have to put salt in it.” Potassium works with sodium to maintain osmotic balance within body organs and cells. Nerve functions needs sodium potassium to send messages to the brain. Sulfur is the only mineral involved in protein metabolism. Excess sulfur can be toxic and a high amount can interfere with the amount of selenium available to the animal. It can also interfere with vitamin B uptake. Producers should get a forage analysis done to learn whether there is a deficiency or excess amount of minerals. As well, the province has diverse conditions, so feed should be tested to properly balance mineral supplements rather than buying a generic

mix. Symptoms of mineral deficiencies may be milk fever, winter or grass tetany, goiter, white muscle disease, scours in calves, failure to get pregnant or poor productivity for no apparent reason. Many common feeds lack certain macro minerals. Grass hay is often short of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sodium, while alfalfa is deficient in phosphorus and sodium. However, alfalfa will always be higher in calcium than cereals. Cereals may not have enough calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The mineral content increases in heavily fertilized fields, but soil pH can affect how minerals get into plants. Quick growing plants that produce lush forage could lead to grass tetany, a magnesium deficiency. Drought conditions affect plants’ mineral content. Mineral content may increase in a crop in the rain, but the energy content would drop. Minerals decline but fibre goes up as plants mature. A cow’s mineral requirements vary throughout the year. Supplements may be needed during later gestation

and lactation. Poor forage may require added minerals. Mould will reduce the mineral content of forage. Micro minerals in beef cattle diets may include supplementation of iron, manganese, copper, selenium, iodine, zinc, cobalt and molybdenum. These are also known as trace minerals. Iron is not usually a big concern as a supplement in forages, but zinc may be deficient. Cobalt and iodine are not usually added to forage but can be delivered in a blue salt block. Cobalt works with B12 for fibre digestion. Iodine contributes to goiter control and thyroid health. Selenium levels can vary from very high to very low, depending on the region. Selenium is related to immunity. A deficiency may result in more retained placentas. It also works with Vitamin E. Trace minerals can make a difference in hoof and hair coat health. Zinc contributes to hard, strong hoofs. “If you are short of zinc, sand cracks are a possibility,” McAllister said. He theorizes that moving cows from a low energy wintering program to green grass may cause sand cracks, which are vertical lines in the hoof. A copper shortage may be noticed

as a lightening of hair colour. Organic or chelated trace minerals attach to a protein chain or a single amino acid. Their bioavailability, which is the path by which they are absorbed into the body, is different than traditional minerals. They are also expensive. All minerals are intake related. Salt can be used to enhance intake or it may be used to discourage cattle from eating too much. Do not provide additional salt sources unless suggested on the mineral tag. Do not feed salt and mineral separately unless the mineral is being force fed. If feeding grain or silage, mix in the mineral daily or every other day to ensure consistent and uniform intake. Some producers mix it with silage before calving. If mineral intake is excessive, producers should add salt, move the mineral feeder away from the watering source or change brands. If mineral intake is inadequate, they should add soybean meal, ground grain or dry molasses to encourage consumption. “Free choice can be a problem,” McAllister said. “I can make the best ration in the world for you, but it has little value if the cows won’t eat it.” access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none


Cattle check-off money helps fund research BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

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Analyzing the composition of manure from animals fed dried distillers grains and assessing meat quality are among projects beef producers funded in recent years. Each province submits one dollar per animal sold to the national check-off agency and each determines how much they want dedicated to research, said Reynold Bergen, head of the council. Alberta and Saskatchewan each contribute 20 cents of the $1 checkoff. British Columbia and Nova Scotia give 10 cents, Atlantic Canada and Manitoba earmark five cents of every dollar and Ontario contributes 2.5 cents. “When the BCRC (Beef Cattle Research Council) gets these funds we leverage them against federal government funds so in general we are able to turn each of our dollars into about $6.50 in other government funding that allows us to get more research underway,” he said at the recent Alberta Beef Producers annual meeting in Calgary. A board of producers awards the money for projects that contribute to sustainability and competitiveness of the beef industry. Projects are focusing on forage and grass productivity, feed efficiency, as well as animal health and welfare. Several projects have been completed. The effect on manure composition

after feeding varying levels and types of dried distillers grain was assessed. It was assumed since the nutrient content of the feed changed, the manure would also be different. DDGs provide more fat, fibre, phosphorus, nitrogen, sulfur and protein compared to intact grain. Cattle groups were fed diets that ranged from no distillers grain to 40 percent made either from corn or wheat. Wheat based DDGs produced more manure while the corn product did not appear to affect output. “If you are feeding distillers grain, there is going to be more nitrogen in the manure. It is even more pronounced with wheat distillers grain,” Bergen said. There was also more phosphorus present so this could have implications for manure applications on farmland. Another study compared beef quality and marbling when animals have been fed varying levels of DDGs. There is a greater concentration of oil in the DDGs. Meat samples were collected, aged for 14 days, examined for retail appearance and cooked for taste panels to assess. Polyunsaturated fat levels were altered. This may have positive human health benefits but these fats are more likely to oxidize. The meat loses its red colour more quickly and there is a higher risk of spoilage. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none





Navel ill responsible New national movement document for damaging infections expected to improve traceability ANIMAL HEALTH



mphalophlebitis, also known as navel ill, can be an ailment in calves. There are good reasons to keep navel infections down on the farm: calves with lingering infections have poorer weight gains, and yearling bulls that develop infections in their secondary sex glands from navel infection are rendered infertile. Navel ill is more common when calves are born in damp conditions and in close confinement. More producers are calving later and frequently on grass, where calves are spread out in a drier environment. This is greatly decreasing the incidence of navel infection. Prevention is also aided by ensuring calves receive lots of colostrum to boost resistance. Veterinarians prescribe long acting prophylactic antibiotics in herds where the incidence is higher than normal. There tends to be a higher incidence in herds that practice early season calving and cycle calves through a warm barn. This environment allows foot rot organisms to accumulate over time. In this situation, try to have a calving area that can be easily disinfected. Bring in only cows that really need assistance. The ideal is to have a calving maternity pen with a concrete floor with a drain so the area can be cleaned and disinfected easily after each use. I have tried many prevention ideas, including human umbilical clamps, but found they caused more problems then they were worth. Veterinarians have recognized that navel infection rates are higher with caesarean sections. Calves come out backward in caesarean deliveries, and the navel cord rips off close to the body. They need the long protective shroud of the umbilicus to prevent infection from wicking up inside. There are two ways to prevent this. When a calf comes out through the incision at our clinic, we grab and physically break the protective shroud 30 to 40 centimetres from the navel, which is about the natural distance where the umbilicus breaks off. Dr. Gordon Adkins of the University of Calgaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Veterinary Medicine has a different method, which is equally effective and a more natural recreation of the real event. He pulls the entire umbilicus back between the back legs as the calf comes through the incision, which exactly mimics how the umbilicus breaks off in a normal delivery. He has had great success. The umbilical shroud is intact for 30 cm, which prevents infection from wicking up inside. Mention this to your veterinarian if one of your cows needs a caesarean section because both methods are easy to do and will greatly decrease the incidence of navel infection. Consider putting calves on prophyaccess=subscriber section=livestock,news,none

lactic antibiotics if they flop out of the incision before the procedure can be done or the navel still breaks off short. Veterinarians usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recommend disinfecting the navel area because many solutions, such as a strong iodine, cause more inflammation and worsen the situation. However, short navels are one situation where I might suggest it. Use something recommended by your veterinarian that is not too harsh. Short navels are also a problem with backward presented calves. The question is how to break off the shroud internally without breaking the blood vessels because the calf still has to be delivered. These backward calves may have delayed deliveries, sometimes lack oxygen and are slower to rise and suckle, which predisposes them to navel infection. Twins are more prone to navel infection because one calf is backward in a high percentage of twin births. Roy Lewis is a veterinarian practising in Westlock, Alta.

One-stop shopping | Document similar to Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standardized livestock manifest BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

A national movement document for tracking livestock around the country is in development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would save a lot of grief in the whole traceability system,â&#x20AC;? said rancher Erik Butters, who sits on a special committee discussing a standardized document similar to the livestock manifests used in Alberta. The committee is meeting in early January to further develop a national form. It would probably list premise identification numbers, the origin of the cattle and where they are going. He represents the Canadian Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association on the committee. The CCA has long argued against going too far with traceability, especially if it costs producers money and is difficult to use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CCA supports moving toward a robust traceability system but at a pace that is doable and is acceptable in the country. If you make every-


body mad in the country it is not going to work,â&#x20AC;? he said. A document like this could prove indispensable for tracing livestock during a disease outbreak, said Dave Moss, head of Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Livestock Inspection Services. Albert is moving toward an electronic manifest but some provinces do not appear to have similar paperwork or regulations attached to livestock transactions so creating a national, standardized form will take time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a fairly easy discussion to have Manitoba west,â&#x20AC;? he said. Quebec has a movement document while the other

provinces have a variety of documents that may provide similar information when livestock is traded. The committee has a project scope and is discussing all the manifests currently in use and a sample data set of what they think is required information on any livestock movement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An infectious disease is all about the movement of groups. You can read the tags once you have them quarantined but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to stop the movement and you need to know where cattle went,â&#x20AC;? Moss said. If a single sick animal arrived at an auction market, the assumption is all were infected and it is critical to know where they went and stop further movement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there is an understanding now that commerce can be a very effective way of tracking that movement information and not have the angst of having traceability. You can enable commerce to give you that traceability data,â&#x20AC;? he said. How and where data might be housed is still under discussion. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none


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Taking stock and giving thanks as new year begins COWBOY LOGIC



enjoy a little snow as much as any kid who likes to do sledding and skiing to help pass the winter months. However, after our last few winters, I’m fine with the mere dusting of snow we’ve had up to this point. A whole lot of snow can turn into a

whole lot of water in the spring and North Dakota had more overflowing rivers and lakes than it needed last year. So starting the first couple months of winter without much snow puts us two months closer to spring without the work and worries of the deep stuff. Like a lot of my ranching neighbours say, if you’re going to have a little drought, winter’s the time to have it. The cows are out grazing the extra grass we grew last summer, the hay pile is melting away a little slower and ranchers are saving a little chore time to stay inside and admire the market reports. Snow will likely come, and it might be a lot if you believe some of the pre-

dictions, but at least we’re on our way to spring and longer days once we cross the winter solstice. So it seems right to use the time we might have spent shoveling snow to take stock in the blessings of the year. Our family had good health last year, and any year you can’t recall any bad turns of health worse than a short flu bug or a nasty cold can be labelled a good year. There were no trips to the emergency room this year, and when you have a couple of boys who like to butt heads and play a little rough, that’s worth noting. They’re also old enough to know not to shove peas up their noses, which also cuts back on the doctor visits.

Good health has allowed us to get up each day and get our work done, which is also something to be thankful for. There was plenty of extra work to be done because of excess rain and moisture in our part of the world, so a strong body and a clear mind were much needed. We’re thankful for all the people we’re glad to call our friends and neighbours. My favourite part of the year is the days of early summer, when we work all the calves in the neighbourhood. The pickups and horse trailers descend on a ranch yard, the horses get saddled, the calves get roped and the stories get shared at the end of the day as neighbours practice the old art access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none

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of being neighbourly. We remind ourselves to be just as neighbourly the whole year through. We’re thankful for the start of a new year, turning the page as our days grow a little longer and the sun shines a little farther into the evening. It’s a lot like when our three youngsters open the next drawer on our advent calendar to see what it holds. I’m also anxious to see what the next year holds. This time of year’s a little like bedtime. We tuck the kids into bed at night with hugs and kisses and bedtime stories, and any of the rough spots of the day are forgiven. We give thanks for the day and for each other, and we look forward to tomorrow. And the funny thing is, none of this stuff that really matters can be bought at the shopping mall. Happy New Year, friends. Ryan Taylor is a rancher, writer and senator in the state legislature from Towner, North Dakota.


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They talked about the possibility at zone meetings this fall, and now Alberta sheep producers have gained access to funding for radio frequency identification tag readers and technology. The provincial government announced the $300,000 funding Dec. 20, using money through the federal Growing Forward plan. The Alberta Sheep RFID Technology Assistance program will cover 70 percent of costs for tag readers, software and training to a maximum of $5,000 per sheep operation. The applicant will cover the other 30 percent. Coverage applies only to eligible equipment, a list of which is provided at Sheep producers must apply for funding by March 15 and applications will be managed on a first come, first served basis. “A traceability system is a win-win for Alberta sheep producers, the value chain and consumers,” said federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz in a news release. “By helping to expand the livestock traceability system, our governments are reinforcing Alberta’s reputation for producing safe and high-quality food.” Alberta Lamb Producers president Phil Kolodychuk said the program meshes well with a tag incentive program already in place, in which the province reimburses sheep producers for part of their RFID tag costs. “The availability of the tag incentive program and now the reader/software grant enables more producers to access RFID tools to increase the productivity and profitability of their operations,” Kolodychuk said. The tag and technology programs are designed to encourage Alberta sheep producers to use RFID technology, which will improve traceability. Alberta’s sheep flock comprises 183,000 animals on 1,900 farms. It makes up 17 percent of all sheep in Canada. access=subscriber section=livestock,news,none


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The TSX composite index closed the year down about 10 percent as global economic turmoil hurt the commodity heavy exchange. The Dow closed up 5.7 percent as investors sought safety in large cap, dividend-paying companies. The S&P 500 was about flat and the Nasdaq fell 1.6 percent.

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Christmas came early for Kyoto Fuels Corp. when $31.14 million in federal funding was announced Dec. 21. Kyoto Fuels is a biodiesel plant project in the County of Lethbridge that plans to start producing biodiesel this spring. Annual plant capacity is 66 million litres using canola and animal tallow as feedstocks. Kyoto president Kelsey Prenevost said it is the only plant that has both provincial and federal support, the latter through the Ecoenergy for Biofuels program. And although the funding was announced just before Christmas, it wasn’t too much of a yuletide surprise. “We did know that it was going to come. We didn’t know exactly the date,” Prenevost said. Kyoto was formed in 2003 with smaller plans than the concept now nearing fruition. “When you start out in a venture like this, you’re either a hero or you’re crazy, one of the two. It’s never in between. So it looks like we might have been right.” Prenevost said the plant has cost $32 million, and two more months of construction are needed before it is commissioned. Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer made the funding announcement, saying the plant will help supply some of the nearly three billion litres of renewable fuel that Canada will need in 2012 to meet its commitments. Diesel in Canada must have two percent renewable content as of July 2, 2011. Some of it is imported from the United States because of low biodiesel production capacity in Canada. “Our investment will help to put the Lethbridge region at the forefront of the biofuel industry and generate jobs for the local economy,” said Hillyer. The plant will employ 25 people. County of Lethbridge reeve Lorne Hickey praised the initiative for providing an additional market to farmers for low grade canola and possibly other agricultural waste products. The Kyoto plant will be able to supply



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Ihor Sokolov, left, gives a tour of Kyoto Fuels to Lethbridge MP Jim Hillyer, who announced Dec. 21 that the federal government would invest $31.14 million in the plant over the next six years. | BARB GLEN PHOTO half of Alberta’s biodiesel needs and 20 percent of Western Canada’s biodiesel. Prenevost said the plant’s output will reduce the environmental impact of carbon emissions by 191,000 tonnes per year, which is the equivalent of taking 35,000 cars off the road. “Essentially, Kyoto Fuels is an industrial bridge between the energy industry and the agricultural sector, producing fuels from renewable resources,” he said during a news conference at the plant. In a later interview, he said the plant is built to accept multiple feedstocks, although canola will be the


primary choice. The operation has no crushing plant, so it will obtain degummed material from companies that do crush. Animal fat will come from the Cargill and XL packing plants in High

River, Alta., and Brooks, Alta. However, Prenevost said fuel companies don’t favour biodiesel produced from animal fats because they fear it won’t perform well. John Koliaska, president of JK Trucking in Lethbridge, used 10.5 percent tallow-based biodiesel in his fleet of 65 trucks last year and said there were no issues related to cold weather or engine maintenance. Koliaska is also vice-president of business development for Kyoto Fuels. The private company has 50 shareholders.



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Mosaic shaves production to head off phosphate price setback CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) —Mosaic plans to cut phosphate production because prices have fallen to unsustainable levels. The fertilizer company said it would cut its planned production of phosphate by 250,000 tonnes over

the next three months, blaming economic uncertainty for a drop in prices. It said it still expected record global demand for fertilizer in 2012. “The current spot prices in this market do not reflect our outlook for

the business, nor do we think they are sustainable,” said Mosaic president Jim Prokopanko. U.S. phosphate prices tumbled roughly a quarter to about $460 per tonne in December because of a slowdown in global demand, ana-

lysts said. Farmers have delayed buying fertilizer because of a sharp setback in grain prices and concerns that nutrient prices were too high, they said. Mosaic said global economic woes contributed to the fall.

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Drought tolerant corn variety approved in United States Monsanto receives green light | The approval is expected to increase corn production, particularly in the Great Plains WA S H I N G T O N / C H I C A G O (Reuters) — Monsanto has won approval to sell a genetically modified variety of drought-resistant corn in the United States, raising hopes for increased production of the grain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the variety Dec. 29 after

reviewing environmental and risk assessments, public comments and research data from the company. Monsanto has been developing the product for years in collaboration with BASF. “Our drought system is designed to help farmers mitigate the risk of yield

loss when experiencing drought stress, primarily in areas of annual drought stress,” said Hobart Beeghly, U.S. product management leader for Monsanto. The company said it planned farm trials in the western U.S. Plains this year to demonstrate the variety for growers and generate data that will

help guide Monsanto’s commercial decisions. Corn is the most widely grown U.S. crop, and farmers grew 91.9 million acres this year, the second-largest area since the Second World War. In its 2009 petition for approval of the GM variety, Monsanto said 40

percent of crop losses in North America were due to sub-optimal moisture. The company estimated the major U.S. area for adoption of the variety, known as MON 87460, would be the Plains, as well as similar dryland regions of Africa, Europe and Latin America. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


Common mistakes when managing farm’s finances PERSPECTIVES ON MANAGEMENT



inancial management is not that interesting for many farmers. It can at times be confusing and difficult to understand. However, financial management is requiring more attention as the business of agriculture evolves and farms advance. All farmers have their own management skills, but many producers, as with other managers, fall into the category of “room for improvement.” The annual set of financial statements belongs to the farmer and is for his information and use. However, many farmers treat the statements as if the main purpose is for third parties such as the Canada Revenue Agency and lenders. The statements fulfill these roles, but the primary purpose should be to p rov i d e i n f o r m at i o n t hat t h e farmer can use to manage the business. Generally, farmers could be much better at applying financial information to their business management decisions. The majority lack an understanding of where they need to be, financially, in the future. Common among farmers is the mind set that accepts financial performance as an outcome of the year ’s production and related expenses as opposed to setting desired financial performance targets and managing production and related expenses to achieve them. The following are common mistakes or misunderstandings regarding basic financial management measures. Liquidity • not having enough working capital to self-finance operations for the next year. A shortfall must be made up from other sources. Obviously, the greater the shortfall, the more serious the problem. This requires regular monitoring because it can change drastically in one year • buying capital assets through the operating loan as opposed to setting up a term loan access=subscriber section=news,none,none

• selling market inventor y in a response to an immediate cash shortfall as opposed to proactively aligning marketing with cash flow needs • having too much of the total debt due in the next 12 months ; an amount that is greater than the farm’s ability to earn the money and turn it into cash • not structuring debt repayment commitments to match cash flow patterns • using trade credit and/or credit cards inappropriately

You don’t have to become a financial management expert. If it’s not your cup of tea, find external resourc-

es that can provide you with the information and management support you need.

Terry Betker is a farm management consultant based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He can be reached at 204.782.8200 or terry.

Solvency • not understanding the potential implications of the additional risk associated with adding long-term debt, especially with repayment over 15 or more years • buying assets with no plan and/or not having a capital budget • buying assets on impulse or to keep up with the neighbours • carrying too much debt relative to the amount of equity in the business

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Profitability • being over capitalized. There is too much investment in equipment, resulting in increased amortization and interest costs that, in turn, decrease net profit and therefore, profitability • equity growth that comes primarily from capital appreciation as opposed to earnings • having assets that are no longer used and should be converted into cash

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Financial efficiency • not understanding where operating financial efficiencies are, or aren’t, in the business. Operating financial efficiencies refers to achieving returns, or margins, over production, operating and fixed expenses • not differentiating between total net profit, which is the bottom line net profit that includes incidental revenue and expenses, and net operating profit, which is the profit that is generated by the core farm business Agriculture is a volatile business. Profit margins are generally narrow. Investment (operating and capital) is large and increasing. These are all reasons why financial management is becoming increasingly important. The key step is to determine where there may be room for improvement in your operation.

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From milk cans to oak barrels Don’t call it scotch | Single malt, scotch-style Canadian whisky rolls out from Vancouver Island distillery BY DEE HOBSBAWN-SMITH FREELANCE WRITER

Vancouver Island dairy farmer Patrick Evans has scraped cow manure from his boots for the last time. Instead, he has traded in his milk cans for charred oak barrels. Until 2005, Evans, his wife, Kimm, and their four daughters were part of the family dairy business started by his father, Norman. They raised Holstein heifers near Black Creek, B.C., on the east coast of Vancouver Island, as replacement stock for the herd kept by his brothers in the Comox Valley. Evans realized during family succession discussions that it was important to avoid the inevitable splitting of the family farm into plots too small to be viable. “My grandfather was a pioneer in this region,” he said. “We live on far mland he had owned. But frankly, moving cows up and down the island was getting to be a pain. My question was, how can we grow something on the well-drained soil we have and value-add to the highest yield?” He found the answer after meeting distiller Andrew Currie, who was visiting Vancouver Island as part of an international trade mission to investigate value-added agricultural opportunities. Currie’s father, Harold, had founded Arran Distillery on the Scottish Isle of Arran. A trip to Scotland convinced Evans that the future of farming lies in value-adding rather than just growing crops. He decided to plant his fields to barley for use as the key ingredient in Scottish-style single malt Canadian whisky, and named the project Shelter Point Distillery. “Don’t call it scotch,” he says. “This is Canada, and this is Canadian whisky, single malt.” Evans hired master distiller Mike Nicolson to oversee and train his staff in all aspects of the whisky-making trade. Nicolson, a third-generation distiller who retired to Vancouver Island in 2003, learned his chops at some of Scotland’s finest single malt distilleries, including three years as manager of Lagavulin on the island of Islay. Evans initiated three years of crop trials, and in 2010 selected two varieties of two-row barley noted for lower protein and higher sugarstarch content that meet the distiller’s malting requirements. Four hundred acres are now seeded to barley. Evans used part of a $3 million loan from Farm Credit Canada to buy stills. With a capacity of 4,000 and 5,000 litres, the single-pot copper stills are hand-made in Rothes in northern Scotland. Nicolson and Evans ran them for the first time in June. The cloudy liquid was subtly pearscented before it began aging in oak casks. By November, the baby whisky’s flavour profile smoothed into what Nicolson describes as green. “Green is a small word but a big umbrella,” he said. “Green as in garden, or grass clippings or damp, freshly cut hay.”


Clockwise from above: Patrick Evans, the owner of Shelter Point Distillery; Mike Nicolson, master distiller; Nicolson assesses the first run of the copper still; aerial view of the distillery on the east coast of Vancouver Island.


Nicolson expects something completely different from the finished whisky. “I’ve had a little sniff of it in an active cask, six months old now. That’s a scant 10 minutes in maturation time. That grassiness has started to mellow into caramel and toffee and vanilla.” Oak barrels, their interiors charred before use, account for half the finished flavour, Nicolson said. “It’s a revelation, a transformation that happens because someone was

smart enough to set fire to the wood before they used it.” The longer a whisky ages, the more complex and valuable it becomes. Nicolson will draw out a sample in 2014 using a pipette-style tool called a valinch, similar to a winemaker’s wine thief. They expect to release Shelter Point’s whisky at three, five, eight, 10 and 20 years of age. “A distillery is no different from a vineyard or cranberries or

grapes,”Evans said. “There’s no immediate cash crop. The investment is in warehousing and storing. We hope to hang onto some for a 20-year release.” Evans planted raspberry canes on 70 acres with another farmer to ensure interim cash flow. The berries are individually quick frozen for sale to local food retailer Thrifty Foods. He plans to eventually use fall-down berries for jams and jellies and ultimately in a raspberryinfused alcoholic spirit. He has also launched a cask offering, pre-selling whisky futures by the barrel, as another way to generate cash flow. Ten percent of each year’s production of 1,000 barrels is earmarked for the futures program, which has attracted interest from organizations as diverse as logging businesses and

university clubs. Each barrel contains 200 litres of 60 percent alcohol, called cask strength, which is far too strong for sipping. At cask strength, the barrel contains 250 bottles. The bottle count increases to 300 when diluted to the recommended 40 percent alcohol. The casks cost $5,000 each, but even after federal and provincial taxes of $4,000 at the time of bottling, $30 per bottle is a bargain for single malt whisky. The casks will be labelled and stored at Shelter Point for five years before bottling. “Your own cask with your name on it. That’s a really prestigious thing in the old country,” Evans said. Evans is backing his roll of the dice CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE






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with Nicolson’s expertise. “We don’t know what it will taste like on the end, but we have Mister Mike,” he said. “What entices me is obtaining extreme flavours from one cereal. It’s a strange and peculiar thing.” Evans is an enthusiastic “learn-asI- d o - i t ” b u s i n e s s m a n a n d i s unbowed by the million-plus price tag for the site’s formidable Douglas fir building with a copper roof. “We could have stuck this business in a warehouse, but we’re farming for the future,” he said. “It would be funny to replace the roof before my whisky is done.” The structure is already a popular site for tours, weddings and events. The whisky doesn’t yet have a name. Evans has a few years to dream up a suitable name and hopes to see other distilleries take root. “Agriculture is diminishing on the island,” he said. “Our climate isn’t indicative for grapes, but we can grow some nice barley in unique tastes and styles. One island-based whisky distillery is interesting and cool. “Ten distilleries would be an industry, and 20 would make the island a total destination.”

ARTISAN DISTILLERIES Shelter Point Distillery is the latest in a string of new Canadian artisan distillers and the country’s second single malt whisky distillery: • In 1990, Canada’s inaugural single malt whisky, Glen Breton Rare, went into production at New Brunswick’s Glenora Distillery and was released in 2000. • In Vernon, B.C., Okanagan Spirits owner Frank Dieter distils local pears into award-winning poire Williams eau de vie. • Victoria Gin, made in Victoria, is fused with wild gathered botanicals. • In southern Ontario, John Hall uses corn, rye and barley in his newly released Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Whisky.


House of Commons realigned | More urban ridings added to equalize House representation BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

Official measurer Gary Schurlemer, left, and assistant Bruce Anderson measure a set of antlers at the Rimbey, Alta., Fish and Game Association’s annual measuring of antlers Dec. 17. The association’s member hunters bring in their antlers to win prizes and gain bragging rights. The results will be announced at the association’s annual meeting, scheduled for March 10. | F. SCOTTY AITKEN PHOTO AGRONOMICS | RESEARCH

Protein inhibits growth of wheat pest A protein from the snowdrop plant may hinder Hessian fly’s nutritional mechanism BY JOHN B. PLUCK SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A recent study to discover new resistance to Hessian fly infestations in wheat is paying dividends. Researchers at the University of Purdue found that the snowdrop lectin, a protein originating from the snowdrop plant, reduces Hessian fly growth. “The Hessian fly continues to overcome native genes for resistance in wheat,” said Richard Shukle, a scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The primary way the insect is controlled is through genetic resistance,” he said. “(It) is controlled by a single dominant gene in wheat.” Shukle said researchers identify potentially resistant genes from oth-

er plant species by examining their proteins. “For years, people have been trying to develop … (a feeding assay) with the Hessian fly larvae,” he said. A feeding assay is a method of testing the effectiveness of toxins derived from plant proteins to fight against crop pest infestation. Shukle used snowdrop lectin in his Hessian fly feeding assay. He allowed Hessian fly larvae to infest wheat seedlings that were treated with the snowdrop lectin and found the lectin caused lar vae growth to be reduced. He believes this occurred because it damaged the insect’s internal nutritional mechanism. Shukle said Hessian fly larvae can irreversibly damage a wheat plant after feeding on it for four days.

It will stunt a plant’s growth to such an extent that it will never be able to produce wheat, he added. “(Ideally), we are looking for a toxin that would … kill larvae prior to that critical four days,” he said. “The snowdrop lectin (will not) do that, but it may prevent them from completing their development.” The lectin can also be used with other toxins, which can target the nervous system of the larvae. Shukle believes snowdrop lectin has the potential to provide longlasting resistance if combined with natural wheat genes or genetic material transferred from other plant species. The study examined nine lectins, also know as antinutrient proteins, which are known to possess digestive disruption properties. access=subscriber a ccess=subscriber se section=news,none,none ction=news,none,none

Alberta and British Columbia will each have six more MPs to send to Parliament when Canadians next vote for a federal government in 2015. Ontario will have 15 additional MPs and Quebec three. The Fair Representation Act, which adds new seats to the three provinces where population growth is greatest, was proclaimed into law Dec. 16, the same night the bill to end the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly became law. Quebec’s three seats were added to make sure the province’s parliamentary representation does not fall below its percentage of the Canadian population. The new Parliament of 338 MPs still leaves British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario under-represented in representation-by-population but better represented than before the change. “For far too long, Ontarians, British Columbians and Albertans have been seriously and unfairly under-represented in the House of Commons,” Edmonton Conservative MP and junior minister for democratic reform Tim Uppal said in a statement. The result will not be pure equality, but “every single Canadian will move closer to representation by population.” The enlarged House of Commons is a mixed blessing for rural Canada. Rural areas will still be over-represented compared to urban areas, but with 30 new MPs from urban or suburban ridings added, the relative rural influence in Parliament will diminish. During committee hearings on the bill, some witnesses complained that rural Canada continues to have too much influence because the current formula for seat redistribution does not allow any province to lose seats.




TELLING THE STORY OF THE YOUNG PRAIRIES William Perehudoff ’s artwork depicting early settler life is travelling to rural communities in Saskatchewan this winter. | Page 76




New model touted for care homes Pinawa looks for options it can afford closer to home access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none


BRANDON — Pinawa, Man., is fighting for the right to establish its own personal care home for seniors. Town councillor Clayton McMurren said the town can’t afford the 10 percent the province insists it contribute toward a government approved $32 million 80-bed personal care home planned for Lac du Bonnet, a town 27 kilometres away. At the Association of Manitoba Municipalities conference in Brandon in November, McMurren told Manitoba premier Greg Selinger that Pinawa wants to build its own facility through a private partnership. Selinger said personal care homes in Manitoba are non-profit and will remain under public ownership. “ That’s how we retain public accountability,” Selinger said. McMurren claims Pinawa can’t afford to raise taxes to cover its share of the costs of the nursing home. “The premier’s wrong. He said we have to contribute the 10 percent. We do not. It’s a huge financial burden,” McMurren said. He said Pinawa has a population of 1,500 and raising taxes to cover a $320,000 contribution to a care home in Lac du Bonnet isn’t feasible. Pinawa has more than 320 residents over the age of 65 and is experiencing an increase in its older population, he said. McMurren said the care home the Manitoba government has approved won’t meet future needs. He said Pinawa could follow the private partnership example of a personal care home in Niverville. Steve Neufeld, chief operating officer at Niverville Heritage Centre, said it took a lot of work to convince the provincial government to provide operating funds for the care home. Neufeld said the 80 bed Niverville project was in a unique position. “We owned the land and a facility with a commercial kitchen attached to the new personal care home, and we had experience operating the 42 bed St. Adolphe personal care facility,” he said. Neufeld said the project also negotiated for lower construction costs, reducing the Niverville facility cost to $140,000 per bed compared to the usual $300,000 to $400,000. The Niverville facility will pay for itself. Manitoba Health is not contributing any capital funding, only operational funding at the same per patient daily rate as a government operated facility.

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Countering wheat’s bad rap Negative outcomes | Plant breeding could extract certain proteins that cause wheat allergies BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

It’s estimated that one percent of the population has celiac disease, a disorder that can impair the body’s ability to absorb nutrients when gluten is consumed. The number of people allergic to wheat is unknown, says a United States Department of Agriculture scientist who studies the molecular components of wheat that cause allergic reactions. “It’s difficult to put numbers together on that and I really haven’t seen any good numbers,” said Susan Altenbach, USDA research biologist. It’s hard to gauge the percentage of people who have wheat allergies, because it’s tricky for doctors to determine what exactly is causing an allergic response, Altenbach said. What is known, however, is that wheat allergies are distinct from celiac disease. A wheat allergy causes a person’s immune system to react abnormally to the proteins in wheat, which causes hives, swelling of the throat and other allergic symptoms. For people with celiac disease, eating food with gluten can damage the lining of the small intestine,causing diarrhea and malnutrition. There is a segment of the population that has allergies to wheat or celiac disease, said Gary Fulcher, head of the

University of Manitoba food science department. But the bigger problem is the perception that eating wheat leads to negative health outcomes. Fulcher said some grain has negative qualities, but wheat advocates need to promote the health benefits of whole grains to consumers. Altenbach isn’t in the business of promoting wheat as part of her work at the USDA Western Regional Research Centre, but is studying ways to make it tolerable for people with allergies. Specifically, Altenbach wants to eliminate proteins in wheat that cause allergic reactions, but retain desirable genetic traits that produce high quality wheat flour. Altenbach, who spoke at the Canadian Wheat Symposium in Winnipeg in December, said this type of molecular research is necessary because if wheat allergies become more common, consumption of breads, cereals and other wheat products will decline. “As you have more and more people that are sensitized to wheat, you have fewer and fewer people that are eating wheat. Maybe the gluten free diet becomes a bigger deal,” she said. “If you can reduce the number of people that become sensitized to wheat, by reducing the number of these immunogenic proteins in wheat, perhaps there will be a benefit there.” In 2011, Altenbach published a study on a wheat protein called

Omega 5 gliadins that can provoke an allergic response, such as a condition known as wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis. As its name suggests, people with this type of allergy only display symptoms if they exercise shortly after eating wheat. In her study, Altenbach found it was possible to silence the genes in wheat that trigger the development of omega 5 gliadins, the gluten proteins that cause the allergic response. That’s a positive step forward but more research is necessary before Altenbach and others can develop a commercial wheat variety without this particular protein. “We’re eliminating a fairly major gluten protein. So we need to see what the effect of that is, in terms of the functionality of the flour,” she said. Altenbach said molecular biologists and wheat breeders will continue to study ways to eliminate specific immunogenic proteins found in wheat. Bread labelled “hypoallergenic” is unlikely because there are many proteins in wheat and eliminating all of them may be too complex. “You’re basically telling people it’s OK, if you have a wheat allergy or sensitivity, you can eat this,” she said. “You have to know that essentially you have eliminated many proteins, not just certain ones that cause specific types of allergies.”


THE BIG 8 OF FOOD ALLERGIES: The most common food allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, milk, eggs, seafood, soy and wheat. Wheat allergies and kids: A wheat allergy develops most commonly in infants and tends to disappear within five years. Adults who develop a wheat allergy, however, are likely to retain it. Exercise and wheat allergy: A poorly understood condition known as food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis is most commonly linked to wheat. People with this condition can experience anaphylactic reactions when they exercise soon after eating wheat. They don’t react if they delay exercise by several hours. Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency





Town builds, renovates, reinvents local schools Denzil, Sask. | Elementary school becomes hub for community events and businesses BY NADEN HEWKO FREELANCE WRITER

Building and remodelling schools have a long history in Denzil, Sask., where the former school is now used as a community, heritage and business centre. When the old brick school, built in 1929, became too small for the growing enrollment, a high school was built in 1956. As country schools closed and children were bused into the village, a separate structure was built and later expanded for the primary grades. By the 1980s, enrollment was declining so students were moved to the newly renovated and enlarged high school and the elementary school was closed. The Senior Citizens’ Club leased part of the former elementary school but the larger section remained empty. In the early 2000s, as part of Communities in Bloom, the village created a museum there. Museum board member Audrey Watchel said the town gave the board $2,000 to get started on the project and many volunteers pitched in. “Reiniger’s Garage donated the paint, but everything else needed in cleanup and preparation was donated by the people of the community. No one received any pay. It was work, lots of hard work to renovate several of the classrooms,” she said. “Artifacts and donations of family heirlooms literally poured in and we assigned their spots,” said Watchel. They added young trees from Shand Power to landscape the yard and named the museum Heritage of Hope after the community history book. The museum opened in June, 2005, just in time for Denzil Days. Ad d i t i o na l f u n d s f o r f u r t h e r improvements were raised through fundraising, with money given from the school to the museum, which is open on Saturdays from May to September, Board member Pat DeSchryver access=subscriber section=farmliving,news,none

said each classroom presents a typical room in a home, church or classroom. “Our summer visitors said it was like taking a walk into the past,” she said. By 2006, the school enrollment had dropped sharply and the Lands West School Division tendered the building for sale. Veronica Feser, a graduate of the school, had moved to Alberta, where she studied photojournalism after nine years of retail work in Calgary. She and her brother, Tim, became co-owners and took possession of the building in 2007, where she established her business, Prairie Girl Photography. Her husband, Br ian Feser, is employed in the oil industry at Kerrobert. They decided to relocate to Denzil in 2007, partly because both sets of parents live in the district. “I’ve always wanted to move back home to work and here is my chance. I thought it would give me an opportunity to have a larger studio space and retail environment,” said Feser, who has two preschoolers. “We are no longer in a world where small town means less options. With the internet, I can access whatever resources I need. With the different courier services available, a person

When we purchased the school, we envisioned it as a facility that the community could use. VERONICA FESER PRAIRIE GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY

can have a business anywhere.” Feser has converted the library into a studio and rooms for finishing and framing her photos. She also rents her building, Revolution Place, for fitness training, storage, mechanical work and as meeting space for air cadets and a mothers and tots group. “When we purchased the school, we envisioned it as a facility that the community could use,” said Feser. The gym can be rented for events and plans are underway to create suites in four vacant classrooms for visitors to town. “The building is in relatively good condition but it has repairs that need to be addressed. All this takes a lot of commitment of time and money. In time, we hope to fully utilize its potential”.

TOP, ABOVE: A museum, senior centre and photography business are housed in Revolution Place, where community groups like air cadets also rent space. | VERONICA FESER PHOTOS

LEFT: Veronica Feser, left, arranges her displays. | NADEN HEWKO PHOTO


Contact with shingles can cause chickenpox if not immunized HEALTH CLINIC

can other members of my family or friends catch it from me?



I am a 59-year-old female and I have a case of shingles. It is still painful but getting better as I was able to get treatment as soon as I noticed the rash. My question is

Shingles is caused by the same virus, the Varicella-zoster or VZV virus, that gives you chicken pox. The medical name is herpes zoster, but it is not related to the other herpes varieties that give you cold sores or genital warts. When a person has had chickenpox as a child, the virus never completely leaves the body and lies dormant for many years in the ganglia or nerve roots of the spinal cord. Later in life, sometimes when the

person is under some severe or chronic stress, or run down, the virus will re-emerge to cause a painful, red, blistering rash in the distribution area of the affected nerves. This is often in the face or trunk, but can also affect an eye or an ear. Elderly people are more likely to get shingles because they have weaker immune systems. It is important to get treatment with anti-viral medications as soon as possible after you notice the pain and rash. It works best if given within 72 hours, and can reduce the severity of the attack and shorten the length

of the illness. A person can only get shingles if they have previously had chicken pox. You cannot catch shingles, but it is possible for someone to contract chicken pox if they are in close proximity to open sores and have no immunity through vaccinations or having had chickenpox as a child. Once the blisters turn to scabs, you will be less infectious. Adults who get chickenpox can become severely ill, so it is best to keep away from anyone you know who could be susceptible. If you live with someone who has access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

SHINGLES VACCINE • A vaccine against shingles is now available across Canada for people over the age of 60. • While Health Canada has approved the vaccine, it is not covered by provincial health insurance plans and costs about $150. no immunity, they may be able to get a chickenpox vaccination, even if they are adults. Clare Rowson is a retired medical doctor in Belleville, Ont. Contact:





Sask. artist tells prairie story in black and white Ties to farm, community | Drawings of Louis Riel and early settler life part of exhibit DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A new art exhibit touring southern Saskatchewan is showcasing a different side of one of the province’s bestknown artists. A recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and the Order of Canada, William Perehudoff is a celebrated painter. His abstract paintings — featuring big blocks of colour — have earned him a place in Canadian art history. He’s also famous for his mural work. In recent years, several Perehudoff murals in Saskatoon were the subject of a lengthy and expensive restoration process as the building for which they were commissioned faced demolition. “He is known as one of the Canadian abstract painters,” said Sandra Fraser, associate curator and extension co-ordinator at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery, which orchestrated Optimism of Colour, a retrospective exhibit on Perehudoff ’s career in 2010. The retrospective has also made stops at galleries in Kamloops, B.C., Calgary, Windsor, Ont., and Oshawa, Ont. However, a spinoff of that exhibit, which is appearing in two rural Saskatchewan communities, features drawings from Perehudoff ’s lesspublicized early commercial work. Perehudoff was busy through the 1940s and 1950s as an artist and a farmer. While building a reputation for his mural work in Saskatoon, he also maintained ties to his family farm near Langham, Sask. He added to his growing resume in 1954, taking a job as an artist-designer with Modern Press in Saskatoon. This relationship led to the artist’s illustrations appearing in The Western Producer.

“I enjoyed it because it’s always interesting to see what an artist does to support themselves,” said Sara Fruchtman, a curatorial assistant at the Mendel, who researched the project. “What I found particularly interesting was the way that he understood himself as an artist, which I thought made this exhibition particularly important, because he thought of an artist as a worker like any other worker,” she said. The exhibit features 27 Perehudoff pieces, all part of the Mendel’s permanent collection. They were commissioned for two serialized stories that appeared in The Western Producer in 1955: So Soon Forgotten and Louis Riel: Patriot and Rebel. One was a personal account of the experiences of prairie settlers and the other examined Riel’s life and influence. The images showcase recognizable prairie scenes and familiar faces: drawings of Riel and prime ministers Wilfrid Laurier and John A. Macdonald. Those familiar with Perehudoff will find that the pieces differ from the artist’s other work. They’re small, black and white and simple, which is a contrast to his colourful abstract paintings. As commissioned works, they were meant to illustrate a specific story, so they’re also unlike many prairieinspired images that can be viewed as standalone pieces. “It isn’t what you would see at an art gallery, but I think that’s why I find it interesting,” said Fruchtman. “Perehudoff was showing at an art gallery, but he was also really a part of his community.” The drawings were made in pen and ink on paper and on scratchboard, where an artist creates an image using a blade to scratch through a waxy coating, revealing a white base beneath. access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

Drawings in the William Perehudoff exhibit include Secret Papers, left, Riel’s Return from Montana, above, and Northcote, below. | MENDEL ART GALLERY PHOTOS

“There’s a real sensitivity that he brings to those two subjects — the Riel and the early settler work — because he was born in Saskatchewan and lived here most of his life, except for when he was travelling and studying abroad,” said Fraser. “This is definitely his home.” William Perehudoff: Historical Drawings for The Western Producer is making stops at the Grand Choteau Heritage & Cultural Centre in Shaunavon, Sask., until Jan. 23, and the Allie Griffin Art Gallery in Weyburn, Sask., from Feb. 1 to March 30.


Accepting weakness is key in overcoming lack of confidence SPEAKING OF LIFE

so that I can be free from this burden and get involved in activities, like dating women, that I am too unsure to consider doing. All of us have weaknesses, things about ourselves that we would like to either improve or eliminate. The starting point is to accept them for what they are and don’t fight them. Think of yourself as a coach of a football team with a weak defence. Would you go to game trying to pretend that your defence is better than it is or would you recognize the weakness and try to get your offence to




I get disgusted with myself for a lack of confidence. I stop myself from trying any number of things for fear that my feeble attempts will make a fool out of me. What can I do

score more points and recruit better defensive players. In your case, trying to pretend that you have more confidence in yourself than you have could be disastrous. The odds are good that you would meet your worst fears, make a fool of yourself and get more discouraged. Once you have accepted your lack of confidence as part of who you are, you can take the next step. Document your strengths, including the simplest and most complex from brushing your teeth to rewriting programs for your computer. My guess is that if you compare the lists, you will be

surprised to find more strengths than weaknesses. The next task it to build on your strengths. Think again of the football coach. If he is sitting in the locker room with the best quarterback in the league, he is going to make sure that his team will benefit by building a strong offensive line to protect the prized player and ensure good receivers are in place to catch the balls. What are your strengths? If you’re great in the garden, then work on that. You are going to meet people at the local horticulture fair, or while

you are attending classes. When you meet people there, you are mingling with them in your comfort zone within the familiarity of your strengths. The more time you spend working on your natural abilities, the less time you will have trying to convince yourself that you are less than adequate. Obviously you will become more confident but this takes time and you will not change overnight. Jacklin Andrews is a family counsellor from Saskatchewan. Contact: jandrews@ access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none





No time like the present to review your bottom line TEAM RESOURCES


A host of services is available to help consumers navigate their finances


anuary is a good time to look at our finances and make resolutions to spend less, follow a budget more or start saving. With the financial crisis occurring in other countries and reports of large consumer debt in Canada, there has been a move to recognize that we need to be more informed about money management. Financial literacy means having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions. The ability to make informed financial decisions is essential to an individualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-being at every stage in life. These decisions range from daily spending and budgeting to choices involving borrowing money, using credit cards, buying insurance, saving for retirement, owning a home or continuing education. A number of Canadian organizations have developed tools, services and resources to assist people to strengthen their financial and personal money management knowledge and skills. The following is a sampling. Financial Consumer Agency of Canada The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is an independent body working to protect consumers and inform them about financial products and services by reviewing consumer issues and providing education. The website provides budgeting

and debt management tools and online resources and publications. It offers an online mortgage calculator, credit card and banking tools to help determine which credit card and bank are best for you. Budgeting is made easy with an interactive tool t hat au t o mat i c a l l y c a l c u l at e s income, saving and spending totals as information is added. It also has retirement planning resources. On the same website, The City is an online financial life skills resource that has an 11 module learning program that teaches youth financial skills. Moving Out on Your Own is a new resource for young people who are considering living on their own for the first time. It provides information to help them identify the costs, assess their options and make the best decisions. It explains expenses people will incur when they move into their own place for the first time from rent, utilities, laundry, parking, taxes and maintenance and start-up costs such as moving expenses, furniture and dishes, cable and internet connections, legal fees and a security deposit. FCAC has formed a working coalition with non-profit organizations called the Financial Literacy Action Group that promotes financial literacy month in November. For more information on financial literacy month activities or financial education programs and resources, visit ABC Life Literacy Canada

tion for individuals struggling to break the cycle of poverty. Information is available through Twitter feeds, Facebook and an online newsletter. A video resource on youth and their attitudes towards money is also available. SEDI will work with other organizations to bring financial literacy into their programs and services. Credit Counselling Society

Take stock of your finances and learn how live on less money. | FILE PHOTO creased economic knowledge so Canadians can assume their economic roles and make decisions, with competence and confidence. It produces resources, both teaching kits and student materials, on the economy, economics, and entrepreneurship.

Junior Achievement Credit Canada It provides credit counselling and debt management services, as well as online services that include a debt calculator and debt assessment tool.

It has daily online financial literacy tips called Moneyville. A pilot program developed with TD Bank called Money Matters is a financial literacy and education savings program where bank volunteers teach numeracy and financial skills at the Literacy Learning Centre.

Financial Planning Standards Council

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

Investor Education Fund

The foundation promotes in-

financial information, programs and tools to help consumers make better financial and investing decisions and help them make sense of their finances. A large listing of online resources and calculators has been developed.

The council develops, promotes and enforces professional standards in financial planning. It encourages financial planning and management of personal financial affairs as a way to achieve life goals.

It develops and promotes unbiased, easy-to-read independent

It provides financial literacy and entrepreneurship mentorship experiences to youth across Canada, which enhances work readiness skills. A variety of programs are offered for youth from elementary to high school ages, including economic success, dollars with sense, investment strategies and business basics series. Social & Enterprise Development Initiatives and Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy The mission is to reduce poverty by expanding social and economic opportunity for low-income Canadians. They believe that financial education presents a sustainable solu-

It is dedicated to helping individuals and families find solutions to their debt and money problems. CCS provides confidential and free credit counseling services, credit education and debt management programs. From its website, access is available to credit counselling services in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The website,, shows how the average Canadian can save money on everyday living expenses, make smart financial choices and use credit wisely. provides guidance in dealing with debt and a free online video course on building a budget that works in income. In Saskatchewan through the Provincial Mediation Board, debt counselor Brenda Moody at 877-787-5408 will do presentations on budget strategies and debt, and teens and their money. Credit counselling and debt management services are also available In Alberta, Money Mentors is a notfor-profit consumer debt counselling service that offers a number of debt repayment options. It also has money coaches that offer help in improving the financial situation by providing advice on saving, investing, paying down debt, or retirement. Call 888-294-0076 or In Manitoba, Community Financial Counselling Services provides financial counselling and debt management services. For more information, contact 888-573-2383 or www.


Leftover Christmas cranberries? Give your burger a kick of flavour access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

Turkey and cranberries go well together but there is often cranberry sauce left over after the turkey is gone. There are other ways to enjoy the cranberry flavour. Some alternatives are to add cranberry sauce to a few of your favourites. Try adding one-half cup (125 mL) of cranberry sauce to a favourite bran, banana or fruit muffin recipe or apple or fruit crisp recipe or include some of the sauce when making a milkshake or smoothie.

CRANBURGERS This sauce bakes into the burgers. It can also be used on chicken breasts, thighs, pork roast or meatballs. Burgers

Enhance the flavour of hamburgers with cranberry sauce or use the sauce to baste chicken pieces or a pork roast. | BETTY ANN DEOBALD PHOTO

1/2 c. skim milk 125 mL 2 slices whole wheat bread

2 tbsp. 1 tsp. 1/4 tsp 1 1 1/2 lb.

minced onion salt ground pepper egg lean ground beef

30 mL 5 mL 1 mL 750 g

Sauce 1/2 c. cranberry sauce 125 mL 1 tbsp. dry onion soup mix 15 mL 2 tbsp. Catalina salad 30 mL dressing Pour milk on bread. Mix onion, salt, pepper and egg, then add ground beef. Form eight patties. Place in a shallow baking pan and bake 15 minutes at 350 F (180 C). Turn and top with sauce and bake an additional 15 minutes until burgers have an internal temperature of 160 F (71 C). Betty Ann Deobald is a home economist from Rosetown, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. Contact:




Wheels of gouda cheese, above, are aged for up to two years. Owned by Ben and Anita Oudshoorn, far right, Fairwinds Farm goat milk, cheese and yogurt made from mostly Alpine and Saanen goats can be found at more than 100 Alberta restaurants and grocery stores under the farm brand name, right. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTOS


Marketing goat cheese turns a profit for family Raising and selling goats | Retail, restaurant, local sales needed, labour a challenge to future expansion plans BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

FORT MACLEOD, Alta. — Ben and Anita Oudshoorn’s daughter was a fussy baby who wouldn’t settle.

A friend suggested feeding her goat’s milk, so the parents gave it a try in 1996 and their 10-month-old baby started to thrive. The Alberta family got its first two goats from a breeder at Strathmore,

Alta., and looked into licensing a home dairy with 10 goats in 1998 at their farm near Nobleford, Alta. The farm relocated to Fort Macleod in 2003 and now has about 500 Alpine and Saanen dairy goats.

The Oudshoorns sell fluid milk under the name Fairwinds Farm, in two and four litre plastic jugs, as well as yogurt, cheese and soap in more than 100 grocery stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets across Alberta. “We like the farming life but it has really changed. This is how we survived,” said Anita. The goats were originally a sideline to their mixed farm and hog operation but the cyclical nature of pork and grains markets worried them. They sold their beef herd at the same time the hog market started to crash. “In 1998, it was a wreck. We got $40 a fat hog,” Ben said. “I kept saying, I think there is a business in this goat thing because we had a few goats and people asked for goat milk so you knew there was a demand but it is scattered all over,” he said. “What drives it is a need. It is your family or somebody comes along and says, I wish I could find something like this.” The first big client was Save-OnFoods in Lethbridge followed by Community Natural Foods in Calgary. Marketing was easier than expected. “I just went there and talked to somebody and told them what we were doing and they said, ‘OK, we’ll try it,’” said Anita. A boost came when many large chain stores added organic departments and more restaurants promoted local foods. Being on Alberta’s main northsouth highway within driving distance of two major markets was a plus. “We would never be able to survive without Calgary. It wouldn’t be worth it and we wouldn’t have 500 goats,” Anita said. The certified organic farm consists of 140 acres. About 100 acres are irrigated so they can grow high quality feed for the goats that are supplemented with a dairy ration. They are licensed and inspected by Alberta Agriculture and Canadian

Food Inspection Agency. The males are sold for meat and the females are retained as breeding stock. The kidding season is from January to July and twins are common. The goats are milked twice a day in a parlour that accommodates 36 does at one time. The milk is processed in the on farm plant where they manufacture chevre, a soft white cheese, feta, gouda and yogurt. Recipe development starts in their kitchen. “We’ll dabble for six months before we say, ‘this is a good yogurt,’” said Ben, the chief taster. They employ two part-time and one full-time staff in the plant. “We are sitting on 140 acres and we are employing people. That is sort of an anomaly in farming,” said Ben. They work with chefs from about 50 restaurants who also promote their increasingly popular cheese. “When we started, goat cheese was nowhere. Now it is everywhere and that is a good thing because it becomes more of a mainstream,” Anita said. Expansion is a consideration but time and labour shortages are a limiting factor. Their seven children have helped on the farm but the older ones have left home to pursue their ow n careers. “We don’t have enough people to help us. It is the biggest thing that is stopping us, finding the right people,” Anita said. “Both of us have our fingers in every aspect of this but in order to develop something new, I need more free time,” Ben said. The Oudshoorns are involved in the slow food movement and Anita is secretary of a local group promoting the availability of Alberta made foods. “When you can reach out to your community and people are interested and you are there, hopefully there is the effect of them coming out to your farm and buying product or telling more people about it,” she said.


THIS WEEK’S TEMPERATURE FORECAST Jan. 5-11 (averages are in °C)


THIS WEEK’S PRECIPITATION FORECAST Jan. 5-11 (averages are in mm)

Much above normal

Above normal


Churchill Prince George

Prince George






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Winnipeg Much below normal

The numbers on the above maps are average temperature and precipitation figures for the forecast week, based on historical data from 1971-2000. n/a = not available; tr = trace; 1 inch = 25.4 millimetres (mm)




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




last week High Low

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3.4 13.0 3.9 0.7 9.1 17.6 1.0 1.1 0.3 4.0 0.7 4.2 7.5 1.7 0.7 4.9 0.5 2.0 0.7

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13.5 28.5 21.1 18.1 29.6 41.4 13.9 3.0 16.6 12.5 9.7 24.1 15.3 24.7 7.8 22.5 17.3 18.5 14.6

43 74 63 45 84 149 37 8 43 29 28 63 47 76 25 70 57 47 41

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

10.1 7.9 3.1 4.0 5.1 0.1 -7.9 11.5 2.4 12.8 9.3 2.2 6.2 3.5 8.3 3.8

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last week since Nov. 1 mm mm % 0.0 0.0 2.8 2.3 1.5 0.4 4.4 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 2.2 2.8 0.6 0.0 4.7

12.2 26.1 19.5 20.8 35.6 31.0 39.8 11.4 1.8 21.2 24.4 27.3 40.9 31.4 31.3 24.0

39 87 49 63 90 60 80 32 5 67 58 60 70 85 69 62

last week High Low Brandon Dauphin Gimli Melita Morden Portage La Prairie Swan River Winnipeg

2.4 4.7 3.6 5.4 7.4 6.0 3.2 4.5

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3.6 0.7 0.1 2.3 0.0 2.4 2.8 0.3

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57 45 26 17 10 42 44 30

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8.4 1.0 1.2 3.5 4.2

73.0 58.3 17.7 20.3 89.8

74 109 31 26 83

BRITISH COLUMBIA Cranbrook Fort St. John Kamloops Kelowna Prince George

7.3 1.3 11.4 6.8 4.5

All data provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s National Agroclimate Information Service: Data has undergone only preliminary quality checking. Maps provided by WeatherTec Services Inc.:






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