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Peter Walter watches some of more than 500 pregnant sheep leave the barn for the pasture during lambing time at the Cayley Colony west of Cayley, Alta. on Jan. 18. See page 70 for our photo essay. | MIKE STURK PHOTO


Final major market reopens to Canada after BSE shuts borders in 2003 BY MARY MACARTHUR & KAREN BRIERE CAMROSE, REGINA BUREAUS

SPRUCE GROVE, Alta. — South

Korea’s decision to open its border to Canadian beef younger than 30 months is not the final chapter in the devastating stor y of BSE in Canada but it helps, said the president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “Obviously, on behalf of Canadian cattle producers, we are particularly pleased with this announcement. Opening the market in Korea has

been a long road since 2003,” said Travis Toews after the border opening was announced Jan. 20. “The cattle industry is really beginning to get its economic legs. This market access opening to Korea will further strengthen our economic prospects into the future.” South Korea is the last major market to open its borders to Canadian beef since BSE was discovered in a

northern Alberta cow nine years ago. Dozens of countries closed their doors to Canadian beef and cattle after the discovery, cutting fed cattle prices in half and crippling the Canadian livestock industry. With this announcement, it’s expected beef sales to Korea could reach $30 million a year by 2015. access=subscriber section=news,livestock,none




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Good year ahead for most crops | Sask. crop guide paints rosy picture for black soil zones BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Saskatchewan’s Crop Planning Guide is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a bang. “This one could be one of the best,” said Joe Novak, business economics specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture and author of the 2012 guide. “All across the board, farmers should be able to meet variable costs.… It just looks like a promising year.” Almost every crop grown in the province’s black soil zone is expected to cover all of a farmer’s variable and fixed costs with some delivering a tidy profit. The two exceptions are red lentils and feed peas, both of which dip slightly into the red. Even cereal crops, which Novak usually describes as “loss leaders,” are shaping up to be more than just a rotational consideration this year. “They can actually make some guys money,” he said. Malt barley is expected to be the profit leader in the black soil zone, delivering a net return of $151.77 per acre. Novak stressed that the guide should be used as a template. Farmers are strongly encouraged to use the interactive calculator on the ministry’s website to enter their own numbers. The planning guide was put together in early December so it is already out of date. As a bare minimum, growers should update the commodity, fertilizer and fuel prices. They also need to use yields that better reflect their particular operation. For instance, some growers in the black soil zone might think 62 bushels per acre is too low for an oat crop. Novak expects a lot of producers will scoff at the notion that canola will be the fifth most profitable crop in the dark brown soil zone. “Excellent. I love that attitude because now what you’re going to do is you’re going to go and disprove me and you’re going to go through and enter your own numbers and that’s what I want you to do,” he said. Chuck Penner, market analyst with LeftField Commodity Research, is one of the skeptics. Oilseeds are shaping up to be a good bet this year, based on his analysis. “Canola is a strong performer again, no question about it, even though futures are way off their ear-


lier highs,” he said. “Surprisingly, flax does not look too bad. It’s not at the top of the heap but it’s not at the bottom either.” Penner does not share Novak’s enthusiasm for cereals, aside from malt barley, which stacks up well. “The numbers that I’ve run on oats, it’s the same-old, same-old for oats. It’s kind of hanging at the bottom of the pack.” He said new crop bids for spring wheat and durum have been rather ho-hum. “Strictly from a dollars and cents perspective, they’re looking OK but no great shakes.” There is one clear winner for the pulse crops, at least for farmers in the brown soil zone. “Kabuli chickpeas are blowing everything else away by a wide margin,” he said. Green and yellow peas and green lentils are showing good returns, but growing red lentils doesn’t appear to be a good prospect this year. Novak said pulse crops often pencil out as one of the big moneymakers, but that can be deceiving. He encouraged growers to conduct a sensitivity analysis for those crops by entering better and worse yields to see what that does to the numbers because pulse yields can be wildly variable. Large and small green lentils were the big winners when the first guide was published in 1987. At that time, the province analyzed only eight crops and it wasn’t broken out by soil zone. Novak said it’s fun to look back and see that canola seed cost a farmer $4.25 per acre 25 years ago. Today he uses a cost of $51.25 and it’s still one of the most profitable crops. Many growers eagerly await publication of the guide because it provides one of the first price estimates of the year. Saskatchewan Agriculture surveys 25 analysts from across the three prairie provinces to get their best guess on what will be the average price for each crop that year. However, there are a surprising number of farmers who don’t even know the guide exists. Novak said that’s a shame because it is a free and easy-to-use tool that can assist growers with crop planning during the winter. However, whatever economic information growers glean from using the guide should take a backseat to rotational and disease and weed considerations. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Barry Wilson Editorial Notebook Hursh on Ag Taking Care of Business Animal Health TEAM Living Tips Health Clinic Speaking of Life

Toothy environmentalist: Beavers have a role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change. See page 30. | MIKE STURK PHOTO



Saskatchewan scientist finds himself part of a question on the game show Jeopardy. 5 GEARING UP: ICE Canada unveils its new futures contracts for wheat, durum and barley. 14 SHIP’S TALE: An Alberta family’s round-the-world adventure in 2005-06 has been recorded in a book. 17 LANDFILL WORRIES: A large landfill proposed for rural Alberta near Calgary has detractors and supporters. 26


endary mule is remembered after being killed in an accident late last year. 27 REAL FARMER: Manitoba’s agriculture minister feels being a farmer will help him in his new job. 29 HEMP PROCESSING: A U.S. company invests in a Manitoba firm that makes food out of hemp. 31 AG EDUCATION: Prairie educators are taking steps to introduce students to the world of agriculture. 32


» HUNGRY BIRDS: Oil sunflowers are closing »

the premium gap with confectioneries. 7 ROLLER COASTER: Cattle producers are warned to brace for more volatile prices. 9

» OPTIMUM BREAKDOWN: This implement

uniformly spreads residue into the soil. 39 RESIDUE WAR: A new chisel chopper beats up on clumps, clogs and root balls. 40

» PRO-TRADE: A beef official advocates

Canada taking a pro-trade position. 73 CANADA CONNECTION: The U.S. owners of a Hereford champ know about Canada. 74


» FARM OPTIMISM: A survey finds that »

optimism is flourishing in farm country. 78 RECORD RESULTS: Viterra has reported record financial results for fiscal 2011. 79


» 4-H TIES: 4-H clubs are urged to build »

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S. Korea reopens markets

• Prior to BSE, South Korea was Canada’s fourth largest export market.

“This is a great New Year’s gift for the Canadian cattle industry and the Canadian economy,” federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said while making the announcement at Lewis Farms west of Edmonton. South Korea was Canada’s fourth largest export market before BSE was discovered in Canada. Canadian beef exports to the Asian country peaked at 21,000 tonnes in 2000, with a value of $99 million. In 2002, the last full year of trade, Canada exported 17,342 tonnes of beef products to Korea worth $60 million. Brian Nilsson, past president of the Canadian Meat Council and co-chief executive officer of XL Foods Inc., said Korea may seem like a small market, but it’s a key market. “Korea takes a certain type of product, they buy a lot of product,” said Nilsson. He expects Canadian beef to be moving into Korea within 30 days. A U.S. Meat Export Federation study estimated the sale of short ribs to Korea added $20 per head value to every steer and heifer. “That shows the importance of a market such as Korea, where their consumers are willing to pay more than North American consumers for


• Canadian beef exports to South Korea peaked at 21,000 tonnes ($99 million) in 2000. • In 2002, Canada exported 17,342 tonnes of beef product to Korea ($59.76 million), capturing five percent of the market share of Korea’s import beef markets. • By 2015 the Korean market is expected to mean $30 million for Canadian producers. • South Korea is the last significant Asian market to lift the ban after the BSE outbreak in 2003. Source: staff research

Canadian beef exports to South Korea peaked at 21,000 tonnes in 2000. |


a certain product,” said Toews. Nilsson said XL Foods has a number of initiatives underway to sell beef to Korea. “Again, it’s a small amount of product, but it is a very specific product and helps support the value of the cutout in the animal, even though it is a small amount of the animal.” South Korea granted the United States access for its beef in 2008 and Australia never lost its ability to trade. CCA executive vice-president Dennis Laycraft said it will take work to recapture lost markets, but Canada has regained many of its markets

was no scientific reason for banning Canadian beef. “We were always confident in our case,” said international trade minister Ed Fast. Laycraft said Canadians became more frustrated with the Koreans’ stalling tactics as negotiations dragged on. “We truly thought the market should be open,” he said. While livestock producers are celebrating the partial opening of the South Korean markets, work continues on gaining full access for all beef products to Korea.

once closed because of BSE. “Australia went in and captured a significant market share and the U.S. has gone in and grabbled a fair bit of market share since its opened. We do know in every market we’ve gone back into, where we have equal market access, we’ve sold above pre-BSE levels,” said Laycraft. Canada has regained full or partial access to 90 percent of the pre-BSE markets. The federal government initiated a World Trade Organization trade challenge against South Korea in 2009 after years of emphasizing there

“Without it, the U.S. industry will continue to gain as their tariffs decrease and our tariffs remain the same,” said Nilsson. Toews said they are also working on gaining full access to the key Japanese market. “Our next goal would be Japan under 30 month access. That would really move the meter significantly for cattle producers. It appears Japan is moving in the direction of allowing expanded imports of North American beef products. “We are hopeful within 2012 we will see expanded access into Japan, which would really add momentum to an industry starting to roll.” Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association president Mark Elford said South Korea’s decision should prompt Japan to take another look at its policy.


Analysts predict canola production to hit all-time high New outlook optimistic for canola, wheat | Peas and oats also expected to see dramatic boost in seeded acreage BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canadian farmers are expected to plant the country’s largest ever canola crop this year. Agriculture Canada’s Grains and Oilseeds Outlook, which was released Jan. 17, is projecting canola plantings at 19.768 million acres. It also expects canola production to hit an all-time high, increasing to 15 million tonnes from 12 million tonnes just two years ago. If the 2012 canola estimate holds true, it would represent a significant milestone for the industry, which has been suggesting since 2006 that annual production could reach 15 million tonnes by 2015. Annual canola production in Canada was estimated at just nine million tonnes in 2006. “We have been climbing steadily over the past few years, but it would be quite extraordinary if we hit our mark a few years before 2015,” said Debbie Belanger, spokesperson for the Canola Council of Canada. “It just goes to show how much confidence there is in canola right now.” Although the accuracy of Agriculture Canada’s Januar y estimates depend largely on growing conditions, the fact that 15 million tonnes of canola are now within the industry’s grasp suggests the crop continues to represent an increasingly important option in’

rotations, Belanger said. Canola’s profitability, along with improvements in yield, agronomic performance, genetics and market demand, have all contributed to the rapid expansion in acreage, she added. “It’s the genetics, it’s the agronomy and it’s the markets,” Belanger said. The Agriculture Canada outlook also projected significant acreage increases for wheat, durum, barley, oats and peas. Durum acreage is projected to increase 19 percent from last year to 4.77 million acres, wheat acreage other than durum is projected to increase 11 percent to 19.4 million acres and barley acreage is projected to jump 22 percent to 7.9 million acres. Peas and oats are expected to see the most dramatic increases. Pea acreage is projected to be 2.97 million acres, up from 2.33 million acres last year. Pea production, assuming normal yields and normal growing conditions, could increase by 25 percent. Oat acreage is estimated to be 3.95 million acres, an increase of more than 800,000 acres from last year’s 3.11 million acres. The January outlook for grains and oilseeds is prepared by Agriculture Canada’s market analysis division and represents the first glimpse at seeded acreage and production for all major cereal and oilseed crops grown in Canada.

The department simultaneously releases an outlook for pulse and special crops. Unlike other acreage projections that are based on producer surveys, Agriculture Canada’s January outlooks are based on market intelligence and consultations with market analysts and industry players. “By and large, it’s an analytical exercise based on historical trends and current information,” said Fred Oleson, the department’s chief of market analysis for grains and oilseeds. He said projected increases in seeded acreage will coincide with a significant reduction in summerfallow acreage. “Sumerfallow is one of the major factors in the whole process because as you’ll remember, we had a lot of moisture problems in … Western Canada last year,” he said. If the weather co-operates, growers in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba will reclaim significant acres that were left unseeded last year because of flooding and excess moisture, he added. Canada’s total summerfallow acreage is projected to drop to 6.3 million acres in 2012, down from 12.4 million last year. Meanwhile, total seeded acreage for all grains and oilseeds is estimated at 64.6 million acres in 2012, the highest number since grain and oilseed acres topped 66 million acres in 1997-98. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


(forecast) Canola Wheat excl. durum Durum Barley Soybeans Oats Corn Dry peas Lentils Flax Rye Mustard seed Canary seed Dry beans Chickpeas Sunflowers

seeded area (000 acres) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 18,861 19,768 17,574 19,422 4,015 4,769 6,472 7,907 3,830 4,102 3,109 3,954 3,010 3,151 2,328 2,965 2,570 2,224 694 766 301 371 316 358 235 259 170 247 126 136 35 111

production (000 tonnes) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 14,165 15,000 21,089 21,900 4,172 4,600 7,756 9,000 4,246 4,200 2,997 3,550 10,689 11,200 2,116 2,650 1,532 1,300 368 370 195 265 125 140 102 110 145 200 91 95 20 65

end stocks (000 tonnes) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 1,300 1,450 5,500 5,700 1,200 1,300 800 1,500 300 250 986 1,070 1,250 1,750 200 300 850 750 100 65 30 70 95 95 20 30 10 20 20 25 5 10

Source: Statistics Canada | MICHELLE HOULDEN GRAPHIC

Oleson said the accuracy of estimates made in Januar y can be affected if Canada’s main production regions receive unusual weather, as was the case in many areas last spring. However, most regions are reporting below average snow cover, suggesting that many of the acres that went unseeded last year will return to production in 2012.

“It all depends on the weather. Last year we had been forecasting a shift out of summerfallow as well, but then we got all that bad weather last spring and summer,” Oleson said. “Things can change so rapidly that you never know what might happen … come spring time.” Oleson also said carry-in stocks for most major grains and oilseeds are lower than they were a year ago.







2012 appears to be moneymaker

Ag Stock Prices Classifieds Events, Mailbox Livestock Report Market Charts Opinion Open Forum On The Farm Weather

Good year ahead for most crops | Sask. crop guide paints rosy picture for black soil zones BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Saskatchewan’s Crop Planning Guide is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a bang. “This one could be one of the best,” said Joe Novak, business economics specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture and author of the 2012 guide. “All across the board, farmers should be able to meet variable costs.… It just looks like a promising year.” Almost every crop grown in the province’s black soil zone is expected to cover all of a farmer’s variable and fixed costs with some delivering a tidy profit. The two exceptions are red lentils and feed peas, both of which dip slightly into the red. Even cereal crops, which Novak usually describes as “loss leaders,” are shaping up to be more than just a rotational consideration this year. “They can actually make some guys money,” he said. Malt barley is expected to be the profit leader in the black soil zone, delivering a net return of $151.77 per acre. Novak stressed that the guide should be used as a template. Farmers are strongly encouraged to use the interactive calculator on the ministry’s website to enter their own numbers. The planning guide was put together in early December so it is already out of date. As a bare minimum, growers should update the commodity, fertilizer and fuel prices. They also need to use yields that better reflect their particular operation. For instance, some growers in the black soil zone might think 62 bushels per acre is too low for an oat crop. Novak expects a lot of producers will scoff at the notion that canola will be the fifth most profitable crop in the dark brown soil zone. “Excellent. I love that attitude because now what you’re going to do is you’re going to go and disprove me and you’re going to go through and enter your own numbers and that’s what I want you to do,” he said. Chuck Penner, market analyst with LeftField Commodity Research, is one of the skeptics. Oilseeds are shaping up to be a good bet this year, based on his analysis. “Canola is a strong performer again, no question about it, even though futures are way off their ear-


lier highs,” he said. “Surprisingly, flax does not look too bad. It’s not at the top of the heap but it’s not at the bottom either.” Penner does not share Novak’s enthusiasm for cereals, aside from malt barley, which stacks up well. “The numbers that I’ve run on oats, it’s the same-old, same-old for oats. It’s kind of hanging at the bottom of the pack.” He said new crop bids for spring wheat and durum have been rather ho-hum. “Strictly from a dollars and cents perspective, they’re looking OK but no great shakes.” There is one clear winner for the pulse crops, at least for farmers in the brown soil zone. “Kabuli chickpeas are blowing everything else away by a wide margin,” he said. Green and yellow peas and green lentils are showing good returns, but growing red lentils doesn’t appear to be a good prospect this year. Novak said pulse crops often pencil out as one of the big moneymakers, but that can be deceiving. He encouraged growers to conduct a sensitivity analysis for those crops by entering better and worse yields to see what that does to the numbers because pulse yields can be wildly variable. Large and small green lentils were the big winners when the first guide was published in 1987. At that time, the province analyzed only eight crops and it wasn’t broken out by soil zone. Novak said it’s fun to look back and see that canola seed cost a farmer $4.25 per acre 25 years ago. Today he uses a cost of $51.25 and it’s still one of the most profitable crops. Many growers eagerly await publication of the guide because it provides one of the first price estimates of the year. Saskatchewan Agriculture surveys 25 analysts from across the three prairie provinces to get their best guess on what will be the average price for each crop that year. However, there are a surprising number of farmers who don’t even know the guide exists. Novak said that’s a shame because it is a free and easy-to-use tool that can assist growers with crop planning during the winter. However, whatever economic information growers glean from using the guide should take a backseat to rotational and disease and weed considerations. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Barry Wilson Editorial Notebook Hursh on Ag Taking Care of Business Animal Health TEAM Living Tips Health Clinic Speaking of Life

Toothy environmentalist: Beavers have a role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change. See page 30. | MIKE STURK PHOTO



Saskatchewan scientist finds himself part of a question on the game show Jeopardy. 5 GEARING UP: ICE Canada unveils its new futures contracts for wheat, durum and barley. 14 SHIP’S TALE: An Alberta family’s round-the-world adventure in 2005-06 has been recorded in a book. 17 LANDFILL WORRIES: A large landfill proposed for rural Alberta near Calgary has detractors and supporters. 26


endary mule is remembered after being killed in an accident late last year. 27 REAL FARMER: Manitoba’s agriculture minister feels being a farmer will help him in his new job. 29 HEMP PROCESSING: A U.S. company invests in a Manitoba firm that makes food out of hemp. 31 AG EDUCATION: Prairie educators are taking steps to introduce students to the world of agriculture. 32


» HUNGRY BIRDS: Oil sunflowers are closing »

the premium gap with confectioneries. 7 ROLLER COASTER: Cattle producers are warned to brace for more volatile prices. 9

» OPTIMUM BREAKDOWN: This implement

uniformly spreads residue into the soil. 39 RESIDUE WAR: A new chisel chopper beats up on clumps, clogs and root balls. 40

» PRO-TRADE: A beef official advocates

Canada taking a pro-trade position. 73 CANADA CONNECTION: The U.S. owners of a Hereford champ know about Canada. 74


» FARM OPTIMISM: A survey finds that »

optimism is flourishing in farm country. 78 RECORD RESULTS: Viterra has reported record financial results for fiscal 2011. 79


» 4-H TIES: 4-H clubs are urged to build »

Joanne Paulson, Editor Ph: 306-665-3537 Terry Fries, News Editor Ph: 306-665-3538 Newsroom inquiries: 306-665-3544 Newsroom fax: 306-934-2401 Paul Yanko, Website Ph: 306-665-3591 Barbara Duckworth, Calgary Ph: 403-291-2990

Barb Glen, Lethbridge Ph: 403-942-2214 Karen Briere, Regina Ph: 306-359-0841



Larry Hertz, Publisher Ph: 306-665-9625

Mary MacArthur, Camrose Ph: 780-672-8589



10 11 11 79 75 85 86 86


relationships with ag societies. 82 LOOKING BACK: Saskatchewan was an early pioneer of nuclear medicine. 84

Ed White, Winnipeg Ph: 204-943-6294 Ron Lyseng, Winnipeg Ph: 204-654-1889 Robert Arnason, Brandon Ph: 204-726-9463 Barry Wilson, Ottawa Ph: 613-232-1447 Canada Post Agreement Number 40069240 SEE INSIDE BACK COVER FOR ADVERTISING AND SUBSCRIPTION TELEPHONE NUMBERS www.pion pion neer.c com/yield com/


78 41 71 9 8 10 12 83 87


1000 Large-scale canola, soybean and corn trials across Western Canada. All purchases are subject to the terms of labelling and purchase documents. ®, TM, SM Trademarks and service marks ks licensed to Pioneer Pioneeer Hi-Bre Hi-Bred ed Limited.. © 2011 PHL. PR2259





S. Korea reopens markets

• Prior to BSE, South Korea was Canada’s fourth largest export market.

“This is a great New Year’s gift for the Canadian cattle industry and the Canadian economy,” federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said while making the announcement at Lewis Farms west of Edmonton. South Korea was Canada’s fourth largest export market before BSE was discovered in Canada. Canadian beef exports to the Asian country peaked at 21,000 tonnes in 2000, with a value of $99 million. In 2002, the last full year of trade, Canada exported 17,342 tonnes of beef products to Korea worth $60 million. Brian Nilsson, past president of the Canadian Meat Council and co-chief executive officer of XL Foods Inc., said Korea may seem like a small market, but it’s a key market. “Korea takes a certain type of product, they buy a lot of product,” said Nilsson. He expects Canadian beef to be moving into Korea within 30 days. A U.S. Meat Export Federation study estimated the sale of short ribs to Korea added $20 per head value to every steer and heifer. “That shows the importance of a market such as Korea, where their consumers are willing to pay more than North American consumers for


• Canadian beef exports to South Korea peaked at 21,000 tonnes ($99 million) in 2000. • In 2002, Canada exported 17,342 tonnes of beef product to Korea ($59.76 million), capturing five percent of the market share of Korea’s import beef markets. • By 2015 the Korean market is expected to mean $30 million for Canadian producers. • South Korea is the last significant Asian market to lift the ban after the BSE outbreak in 2003. Source: staff research

Canadian beef exports to South Korea peaked at 21,000 tonnes in 2000. |


a certain product,” said Toews. Nilsson said XL Foods has a number of initiatives underway to sell beef to Korea. “Again, it’s a small amount of product, but it is a very specific product and helps support the value of the cutout in the animal, even though it is a small amount of the animal.” South Korea granted the United States access for its beef in 2008 and Australia never lost its ability to trade. CCA executive vice-president Dennis Laycraft said it will take work to recapture lost markets, but Canada has regained many of its markets

was no scientific reason for banning Canadian beef. “We were always confident in our case,” said international trade minister Ed Fast. Laycraft said Canadians became more frustrated with the Koreans’ stalling tactics as negotiations dragged on. “We truly thought the market should be open,” he said. While livestock producers are celebrating the partial opening of the South Korean markets, work continues on gaining full access for all beef products to Korea.

once closed because of BSE. “Australia went in and captured a significant market share and the U.S. has gone in and grabbled a fair bit of market share since its opened. We do know in every market we’ve gone back into, where we have equal market access, we’ve sold above pre-BSE levels,” said Laycraft. Canada has regained full or partial access to 90 percent of the pre-BSE markets. The federal government initiated a World Trade Organization trade challenge against South Korea in 2009 after years of emphasizing there

“Without it, the U.S. industry will continue to gain as their tariffs decrease and our tariffs remain the same,” said Nilsson. Toews said they are also working on gaining full access to the key Japanese market. “Our next goal would be Japan under 30 month access. That would really move the meter significantly for cattle producers. It appears Japan is moving in the direction of allowing expanded imports of North American beef products. “We are hopeful within 2012 we will see expanded access into Japan, which would really add momentum to an industry starting to roll.” Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association president Mark Elford said South Korea’s decision should prompt Japan to take another look at its policy.


Analysts predict canola production to hit all-time high New outlook optimistic for canola, wheat | Peas and oats also expected to see dramatic boost in seeded acreage BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canadian farmers are expected to plant the country’s largest ever canola crop this year. Agriculture Canada’s Grains and Oilseeds Outlook, which was released Jan. 17, is projecting canola plantings at 19.768 million acres. It also expects canola production to hit an all-time high, increasing to 15 million tonnes from 12 million tonnes just two years ago. If the 2012 canola estimate holds true, it would represent a significant milestone for the industry, which has been suggesting since 2006 that annual production could reach 15 million tonnes by 2015. Annual canola production in Canada was estimated at just nine million tonnes in 2006. “We have been climbing steadily over the past few years, but it would be quite extraordinary if we hit our mark a few years before 2015,” said Debbie Belanger, spokesperson for the Canola Council of Canada. “It just goes to show how much confidence there is in canola right now.” Although the accuracy of Agriculture Canada’s Januar y estimates depend largely on growing conditions, the fact that 15 million tonnes of canola are now within the industry’s grasp suggests the crop continues to represent an increasingly important option in’

rotations, Belanger said. Canola’s profitability, along with improvements in yield, agronomic performance, genetics and market demand, have all contributed to the rapid expansion in acreage, she added. “It’s the genetics, it’s the agronomy and it’s the markets,” Belanger said. The Agriculture Canada outlook also projected significant acreage increases for wheat, durum, barley, oats and peas. Durum acreage is projected to increase 19 percent from last year to 4.77 million acres, wheat acreage other than durum is projected to increase 11 percent to 19.4 million acres and barley acreage is projected to jump 22 percent to 7.9 million acres. Peas and oats are expected to see the most dramatic increases. Pea acreage is projected to be 2.97 million acres, up from 2.33 million acres last year. Pea production, assuming normal yields and normal growing conditions, could increase by 25 percent. Oat acreage is estimated to be 3.95 million acres, an increase of more than 800,000 acres from last year’s 3.11 million acres. The January outlook for grains and oilseeds is prepared by Agriculture Canada’s market analysis division and represents the first glimpse at seeded acreage and production for all major cereal and oilseed crops grown in Canada.

The department simultaneously releases an outlook for pulse and special crops. Unlike other acreage projections that are based on producer surveys, Agriculture Canada’s January outlooks are based on market intelligence and consultations with market analysts and industry players. “By and large, it’s an analytical exercise based on historical trends and current information,” said Fred Oleson, the department’s chief of market analysis for grains and oilseeds. He said projected increases in seeded acreage will coincide with a significant reduction in summerfallow acreage. “Sumerfallow is one of the major factors in the whole process because as you’ll remember, we had a lot of moisture problems in … Western Canada last year,” he said. If the weather co-operates, growers in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba will reclaim significant acres that were left unseeded last year because of flooding and excess moisture, he added. Canada’s total summerfallow acreage is projected to drop to 6.3 million acres in 2012, down from 12.4 million last year. Meanwhile, total seeded acreage for all grains and oilseeds is estimated at 64.6 million acres in 2012, the highest number since grain and oilseed acres topped 66 million acres in 1997-98. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


(forecast) Canola Wheat excl. durum Durum Barley Soybeans Oats Corn Dry peas Lentils Flax Rye Mustard seed Canary seed Dry beans Chickpeas Sunflowers

seeded area (000 acres) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 18,861 19,768 17,574 19,422 4,015 4,769 6,472 7,907 3,830 4,102 3,109 3,954 3,010 3,151 2,328 2,965 2,570 2,224 694 766 301 371 316 358 235 259 170 247 126 136 35 111

production (000 tonnes) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 14,165 15,000 21,089 21,900 4,172 4,600 7,756 9,000 4,246 4,200 2,997 3,550 10,689 11,200 2,116 2,650 1,532 1,300 368 370 195 265 125 140 102 110 145 200 91 95 20 65

end stocks (000 tonnes) ’11-’12 ’12-’13 1,300 1,450 5,500 5,700 1,200 1,300 800 1,500 300 250 986 1,070 1,250 1,750 200 300 850 750 100 65 30 70 95 95 20 30 10 20 20 25 5 10

Source: Statistics Canada | MICHELLE HOULDEN GRAPHIC

Oleson said the accuracy of estimates made in Januar y can be affected if Canada’s main production regions receive unusual weather, as was the case in many areas last spring. However, most regions are reporting below average snow cover, suggesting that many of the acres that went unseeded last year will return to production in 2012.

“It all depends on the weather. Last year we had been forecasting a shift out of summerfallow as well, but then we got all that bad weather last spring and summer,” Oleson said. “Things can change so rapidly that you never know what might happen … come spring time.” Oleson also said carry-in stocks for most major grains and oilseeds are lower than they were a year ago.





Seeding not likely delayed this season


Manitoba Ag Days | Dry spring predicted BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Farmers in Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan almost certainly don’t have to worry about another saturated spring, says a leading American agricultural weather expert. They will likely face a spring and summer with a “dry bias.” However, the difference between dryish and really dry can’t be determined until La Nina shows the cards it’s holding. “It’s all going to come down to La Nina,” Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. in Kansas City told Manitoba Ag Days. “It’s not going to be as wet as last year,” he said. “There’s no way we will be back into that situation again, no matter how much snow we get over the next few weeks.” Lerner said a particular phase of the arctic oscillation combined with other weather phenomena combined to create the 2011 floods, which destroyed crops across southeastern Saskatchewan and most of Manitoba. Those phenomena have little chance of recurring in combination, and the arctic oscillation has abated, so a weak La Nina will likely reassert itself and lead to a colder and wetter winter, a dry and cool spring and a dryish summer. Timely showers will likely alleviate summer dryness. However, farmers in the eastern half of the Prairies will face much drier conditions if La Nina becomes powerful. As a result, eastern prairie farmers should not wait for soil moisture to be ideal for seeding. “The soil moisture for planting’s going to be on the low side,” said Lerner. “Not necessarily a drought, not something that’s critical, but something that you probably won’t want to wait around on delaying your planting (until) you have ideal conditions. If I’m right … you want to get an early start.” Lerner said many prairie people might find it hard to believe they are living in La Nina conditions, with a colder and wetter winter bias, when the w inter they’ve been living through has been much warmer and drier than normal. But Lerner said that was all caused by the arctic oscillation, which has masked but not eliminated La Nina.

Carol Darowski, left, a grain inspector for the Canadian Grain Commission, points out a variety of seed samples to Yolanda Quiring, a co-ordinator for English as an Additional Language at Assiniboine Community College, Dorine Heerah of Mauritius, Sue Kang of South Korea and Vivian Yan of China. The three students were on a field trip at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon Jan. 17 | SANDY BLACK PHOTO


Scientists peer inside nitrogen fixation Process occurs when bacteria breach cell walls | Scientists discover that plants allow it to happen BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

A British discovery that explains how plants fix nitrogen has answered a 124-year-old question and might alter the future of crop agriculture. Since an 1887 study on the nodules that form on legume roots, scientists have tried to understand how soil bacteria breach the cell walls of legumes, which is an essential step in the process of nitrogen fixation. For much of the last century, scientists assumed the bacteria rhizobia released an enzyme that degraded the plant cells walls. Once inside the plant, the rhizobia take nitrogen from the atmosphere and supply it to the plant in a form of ammonia. However, plant scientists at the John Innes Centre, an independent research facility in the United Kingdom, concluded last year that bacteria don’t break down cell walls. Instead, they determined that the

legume is in control of the process and willingly lets the rhizobia pass through its cells. “This is a major discovery,” said Krzysztof Szczyglowski, an Agriculture Canada plant scientist and nitrogen fixing expert in London, Ont. “The fascination with this mechanism has been for some time now. This is an incredibly intensively studied subject and also contested subject in the past research.” Szczyglowski said the discovery is significant because despite years of research, scientists never fully understood how the rhizobia penetrated and colonized roots. Plants’ cell walls are hard to penetrate because they are formed from carbohydrates such as pectin, according to a news release from the John Innes Centre. Some scientists assumed rhizobia used an enzyme called pectate lyase to degrade the plant’s cell walls. “Mostly it (pectate lyase) has been associated with pathogenic bacteria,

which are trying to break the plant’s defense mechanism and enter the plant’s cells to scavenge for the nutrients,” Szczyglowski said. Yet, John Innes scientists learned that a pectate lyase gene in a legume supplies the necessary enzyme to break down its own cell walls. The discovery could have broad implications for agriculture because scientists might be able to transfer the nitrogen fixing abilities of legumes to other crops. “The fact that legumes themselves call the shots is a great finding, but it also shows the complexity of the challenge to try to transfer the process to non-legumes,” said Allan Downie, lead author of the John Innes study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The second author on the study is a Canadian, Jeremy Murray, who earned his PhD in plant science at the University of Guelph.

Knowing the plant is in charge of the process means researchers can now try to answer other relevant questions, Szczyglowski said. “This mechanism of plant control, is it applicable to second symbiosis, the symbiosis of plants with (mycorrhiza) fungi?” As well, plants usually launch defense mechanisms when invaded by a foreign body such as bacteria, which means scientists will need to understand how the plant shuts off its auto-immune response. Although it may take a decade or longer to answer these types of questions, Szczyglowski said it could be possible to take the unique biological properties of legumes and inject them into cereals and other crops. That means farmers might soon be less dependent on man-made nitrogen. “Most people think, based on the current information, that it is viable,” Szczyglowski said. “But it is probably a distance away.” access=subscriber section=news,crops,none

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Judge reserves decision on request to grant CWB law injunction BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM


There is a strong chance that the eight farmer-elected directors who were removed from the Canadian Wheat Board last December will attempt to have arguments against the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act heard by the Supreme

Court of Canada. Stewart Wells, a former CWB director from Swift Current, Sask., said there is a good likelihood that he and other displaced directors will be filing an application to Canada’s highest court if other actions aimed at blocking Bill C-18 prove fruitless. Wells and other CWB supporters were in Winnipeg last week seeking a

court injunction that would block the implementation of the act, which received royal assent late last month. Shane Perlmutter, a Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench judge who heard testimony in the two-day case, reserved his decision on whether an injunction should be granted. There were no further details as of Jan. 23, The Western Producer deadline for

this issue. The case was heard Jan. 17-18. The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act will eliminate the wheat board’s single desk marketing powers Aug. 1. There has been a flurry of legal activity seeking clarity on the act’s legality since it was proclaimed in December. access=subscriber section=news,none,none






Growers ponder check-off models Value or production based | Industry expert says percent-of-sales formula worked for pulses BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A proposal to raise the flax checkoff in Saskatchewan has sparked a debate about whether a value or production based levy would be the best way to go. The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission is seeking producer approval to double its levy to six cents per bushel in time for the new crop year. When the announcement was made at Crop Production Week in Saskatoon, one farmer wondered whether the commission should be emulating the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ model of a percentagebased levy assessed on the value of gross sales. He questioned the benefit of sticking with a bushel-based levy, hypothesizing that the commission will be in the same financial trouble in 10 years thanks to inflation. SaskFlax chair Lyle Simonson said the production-based model worked well until flax acres plummeted in the wake of the Triffid GM contamination incident. The SaskFlax board is leery about switching to a percentof-sales model because it can create administrative headaches. “We can’t estimate what the price is going to be so it’s very difficult to estimate what our budget is going to be. Our production, except for the last couple of years, has been far more stable,” said Simonson. Weighing both sides Garth Patterson, former executive director of Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, said there are pros and cons with each model. However, the vehicle for raising money isn’t as important as setting the rate or percentage at the appropriate level to properly fund research and development and market promotion activities. In the case of the pulse industry, it started out at 0.5 percent when the group was formed in 1984 and then doubled to one percent of sales in the early 2000s in an effort to keep pace with pulse groups in Australia and the United States. That is well above what other commodity groups are charging growers if their tonnage or bushel based levies are converted to a percent of sales. “You’ll get about 0.1 percent for wheat and you’ll get about 0.3 percent for canola,” said Patterson. Saskatchewan’s pulse checkoff pulled in $11.7 million in 2010-11 compared to the $3.9 million raised through the province’s canola levy. That means the revenue generated by peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas, which together account for far less acreage and production than canola, is three times more than canola. “(Pulse) farmers have seen the benefits. They view it as an investment,” said Patterson. The investment has been growing exponentially in an environment of

(Pulse) farmers have seen the benefits. They view it as an investment. GARTH PATTERSON WESTERN GRAINS RESEARCH FOUNDATION

rising crop prices because of the unique percent-of-sales formula. The same levy that raised $4.9 million on total pulse production of 4.1 million tonnes in 2005-06 returned $11.7 million on 4.7 million tonnes of production in 2010-11. Patterson said the formula works well because farmers are contributing more at a time when they have a better ability to pay. It also helps that Saskatchewan is a major exporter of peas and lentils, so prices tend to go up when production dips, resulting in a similar checkoff from year-to-year. “It actually provided some stability,” he said. Good budgeting was possible by assessing the quality of the crop and historical prices. Patterson, who is now executive director of the Western Grains Research Foundation, said wheat and barley growers need to start having the same kind of discussions as flax growers about how they want to fund future variety development. Federal legislation that removed the Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk powers allows for a transitional checkoff on wheat and barley for up to five years. Proposed regulations will be announced in February. Patterson expects a continuation of the 30 cents per tonne checkoff on wheat and 50 cents per tonne on barley. He’s not sure how it will be collected. Farm organizations need to figure out how they want to proceed after the transition period or how to take funding in a new direction during the transition years. “The discussion about continued investment in wheat and barley variety development needs to occur over the next few years so that we have a plan after this transition funding ends,” said Patterson. Farmers in Alberta are attempting to establish a wheat commission that will collect a refundable levy of 70 cents per tonne in addition to the WGRF levy. Those discussions haven’t occurred in Saskatchewan or Manitoba yet. Patterson thinks producers should consider the advantages of a western Canadian approach to investing in research rather than a provincial approach. “You have one producer organization negotiating research agreements with the federal government and with the universities and others.” access=subscriber section=news,crops,markets

Certain visitors like to keep moving and see as much as possible at Ag Days, held in Brandon Jan. 18-20, while others come to the annual agricultural showcase to stand around and chat. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO


Saskatchewan-made canola oil stumps game show contestants BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canola pioneer Keith Downey has a lengthy resume and an impressive list of accomplishments. Heralded as the “father of canola,” he’s the breeder or co-breeder of 13 rapeseed/canola varieties, receiving no shortage of acclaim, including nods from the American Oil Chemists, Agricultural Institute of Canada and inductions into the Saskatchewan and Canadian Agricultural Halls of Fame. On Jan. 11 he added “Jeopardy clue” to that list. On that day, viewers of the longrunning TV quiz show saw Downey’s name flash across the screen during the Final Jeopardy segment. The question — or, in this case, the answer — posed to contestants: “Keith Downey developed rapeseed into this cooking product, now a huge cash crop for farmers in Saskatchewan.” Downey was alerted to his cameo from a friend who saw the program during an earlier broadcast. He caught the show later in the day and his granddaughter grabbed a photo of the screen for posterity. “I must say that being on Jeopardy created a lot more interest from a lot more sources than some of the other things that have happened to me,” said Downey. A flurry of interest followed, as did calls from journalists, and for a day one of the scientists behind the development of canola 30 years earlier saw an unexpected boost in celebrity. It’s a byproduct of the show that veteran Jeopardy writer Billy Wisse said isn’t uncommon. Questions are researched and fact checked, but the internet allows the


show’s writers and researchers to do so without ever making contact with the subject. As a result, a group of writers in California can deliver quite the surprise to a retired scientist in Canada. “Everyone has a story and a lot of times it has repercussions that you might not think of,” Wisse said. “We do end up mentioning people on the air that probably would never have thought they would get their names on a quiz show.” It began with a writer researching the origins of canola oil, a common household item with a curious but not widely known history. That’s when the writer made the connection to Canada. “He decided to go ahead and mention Saskatchewan and why not mention the gentleman’s name as well?” said Wisse. “As I recall, when the clue aired, the contestants didn’t quite manage to figure it out.… But hopefully the people watching enjoyed learning something about a product they’ve probably used and never really

thought about that much.” The clue drew the responses “what is cooking oil,” “what is vegetable oil,” and “what is grapeseed” from the three contestants. “I think there probably were a lot of people who went and Googled Saskatchewan to find out where in heaven’s name this place is and also canola to find out a little more,” said Downey. “It was good advertising for Canada and Saskatchewan and canola.” Downey’s research in the 1970s at Agriculture Canada’s research centre in Saskatoon contributed to the development of the oilseed, taking it from a small crop grown for industrial oil to one of the country’s biggest moneymakers, with millions of acres harvested and processed annually, adding billions to the national economy. “We bred better than we knew,” said Downey. “When we brought canola forward, it was about the same time as the nutritionist decided that saturated fatty acids were undesirable.... This was an additional plus that we weren’t really responsible for.” While it was Downey under the Jeopardy spotlight, he was quick to give credit to his colleagues Burt Craig, Claire Youngs and Baldur Stefansson. “Let’s hope that people take the time to really look up and get the full story,” said Downey. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





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Global need for Canadian canola on rise Manitoba Ag Days | Bullish canola market expected from falling U.S., South America soybean production BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Thomas Mielke painted a picture of falling foreign canola production, falling world soybean production, falling world oilseed production, and made a simple comment : “This is quite bullish.” That summed up his outlook for 2012-13 canola prices based on supply and demand fundamentals. But that outlook doesn’t apply to flax exports from Canada, which he thinks are unlikely to recover from massive acreages seeded in Eastern Europe in recent years. “Contrary to canola, the demand prospects for Canadian flaxseed, I’m sorry to say, are not encouraging,” said Mielke, who spoke at a Manitoba Ag Days session. “I’m not very optimistic for the flaxseed outlook for 2012-13.” Fortunately for most prairie farmers, if Mielke is right, canola is far more important in terms of acreage and revenue, while flax has dropped to the status of a special crop. Mielke’s bullish outlook for Canadian canola comes out of his generally bullish outlook for oilseeds, with falling soybean production in both the U.S. and South America combining with weakening Asian palm oil production to create a world with growing demand but less oilseeds to buy. “The net result of the outlook for 2012-13 is that the global market will become more dependent on Canadian canola,” said Mielke, by live videofeed from Germany.

“We need at least 14.5, probably 15 million tonnes of Canadian canola in 2012. Prices have to stay attractive in the next two to three months to convince you in Canada to expand your canola area again this spring.” Mielke said Chinese soybean demand is not abating and will increase in coming years, while world production has fallen 13 million tonnes this year. Increased sunflower oil and palm oil production in the past year only filled half that amount. “That is a big change,” said Mielke. Carry-in stocks of soybeans will drop this year, while production in South America looks poor compared to recent years. Because of that he thinks the soybean-canola selloff that occurred after the delivery of the January U.S. Department of Agriculture supply and demand reports was premature. “We think the real situation, the real production outlook in South America, is considerably tighter than the USDA reported last week,” he said. Also, Asian palm oil yields are declining this year. Canola has strong demand and will have trouble keeping up, Mielke said. But the situation is more bearish for small acreage crops, which can get swamped by bigger swings in acreage. Sunflower acreage and production increased in Eastern Europe last year, and prices have been hit. “Even today sunflower oil, normally a premium product, is being marketed at discounts relative to canola oil, rapeseed oil and relative

Thomas Mielke told a crowd at Manitoba Ag days that the outlook for canola was bullish. He is shown here in a file photo from last year. | FILE PHOTO to soybean oil,” said Mielke. “There is supply pressure.” F l a x d e m a n d f r o m We s t e r n Europe has been swallowed up by flax growers in Russia and Kazakhstan, who find a spring flax works better for them than a winter canola crop, and they are likely to keep growing flax because they’re mak-

ing good money at it. “They actually benefit from the quality problems Canadian flaxseed (has had with Triffid), from the European point of view,” said Mielke. “They have been benefiting from this window of opportunity and they are supplying most of the European demand.”

He expects a maximum of 300,000 tonnes of Canadian flax exports in 2012-13. Because of the tightening soybean supply, Mielke predicts a vigorous battle for acres this year. “There will be an increased fight for acres between oilseeds and grains in the northern hemisphere in 2012.”


Uncertainty, choices present challenges for farmers Manitoba Ag Days | Lack of clear grain prices, price discounts and premiums for grain holding back farmers from signing up new crop grain BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Farmers are being forced to sort through a dog’s breakfast of new crop grain marketing opportunities while a vacuum has formed in publicly visible pricing, crop marketing advisers say. That situation means farmers need to work the phone lines more than their trucks to find the best price. “You don’t have to call Alberta to find what they’re paying for wheat to see if there are better opportunities for shipping, because the variability is within small regions,” Brenda Tjaden Lepp told farmers at Manitoba Ag Days.

“Different local elevators that are not that far apart (geographically) have as much variability as different elevators across the whole (prairie) region.” This is an unusual situation, because significant price spreads tend to occur between regions rather than within local areas. However, the gap between the end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly and the evolution of public price discovery mechanisms is leaving farmers with no clear idea of the value of their wheat, barley and durum. “That’s not normal,” said Tjaden Lepp of FarmLink Marketing Solutions. “We will move to a place where we will have fairly standard and reason-

able transportation spreads between different regions, but today what we have going on is individual buyers working with one end user.” The gears of the new grain marketing system are being fitted into place, but it is a months-long process that leaves farmers in limbo for now. A major development occurred Jan. 23 when Winnipeg’s ICE Futures Canada launched its spring wheat, barley and durum futures contracts. If those contracts stay alive and many users begin trading them, farmers will quickly have access to a public price on which most prairie grain contracting will probably be based. If the futures contracts survive, they will also probably set the specifica-

tion basis for most grain contracts, advisers say. Another uncertainty in the grain markets is the role the CWB will play in marketing grain and helping establish prices. No one knows how many farmers will use the new wheat board or how much grain they will move through it. The CWB will probably be offering short-term and long-term pools, daily cash prices and marketing advisory services, so its activities could help farmers assess the true prairie value of wheat, durum and barley. “We’re ready,” Gord Flaten, the wheat board’s vice-president of grain marketing and sales, said at the traditional CWB breakfast session at

Manitoba Ag Days. “We think we’re going to be a good option for farmers. We think we are going to be a significant grain marketing (player).” Flaten said the wheat board has a marketing edge, not just in the relationships it has with end users but also in the financial guarantees it has from the federal government. “You know you are going to get paid. There’s no contract risk,” said Flaten. Analyst Greg Kostal said the lack of clear grain pricing and the uncertainty over price discounts and premiums for grain that doesn’t hit the contract specs will hold many farmers back from signing up new crop grain. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none





Focus on fed beef, says cattle expert Fed cattle exports are the future of the industry, he says BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

A cold, snowy winter last year sent birds to the city looking for food. People responded, sending bird food prices skyrocketing. | FILE PHOTO SUNFLOWERS | CONFECTION VERSUS BLACK OIL

Satisfying birds’ appetites steals confection premium Manitoba Ag Days | Feathered friends send black oil sunflowers prices up BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

After years of planting confection sunflowers, Manitoba growers are shifting toward black oil sunflowers because the price gap between the two commodities has narrowed. Manitoba sunflower growers have historically received a premium of seven cents or more per pound for confectionery sunflowers compared to black oils. However, the premium has narrowed because the bird food market has been hot recently, said Earl Schnellert, a trader with AgriTel in Beausejour, Man. Schnellert said during Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon that new crop black oil sunflowers are being contracted for 28 to 30 cents per lb, while new crop confectionery sunflowers are going for 32 cents per lb. As a result, Manitoba growers will likely seed more black oils because confection contract standards are more rigorous for sclerotinia and oil content. “This year the oils are commanding virtually the same prices as confecs,” Schnellert said. “So you’re probably going to see the acreage split closer to 40-60, rather than 20-80.” Mike Marion, a trader with Roy Legumex in Manitoba, agreed with Schnellert’s assessment, noting an acreage shift toward black oils makes economic sense. “I would also consider that, if I was a grower,” he said. “If we’re talking a three cent spread or even a four or five cent spread, oils are probably a better (option).” Last year, demand for black oil sunflowers was off the charts as a long and snowy winter in North America forced more birds to urban feeders. As a result, bird food buyers drove black oil sunflowers to unheard of

That bird food went crazy for awhile. At one point they were paying $50 (per hundredweight) for bird food (sunflowers) and confections were at $35 to $40. JOHN SANDBAKKEN U.S. NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

prices in 2011, said John Sandbakken, U.S. National Sunflower Association executive director. “For a while … bird food prices were higher than confection prices,” said Sandbakken from his office in Mandan, North Dakota. “That bird food went crazy for awhile. At one point they were paying $50 (per hundredweight) for bird food (sunflowers) and confections were at $35 to $40.” Prices leaped to those levels last summer because buyers were concerned about the small crop in North America. Only 1.54 million acres were planted across the U.S. in 2011, which was the smallest acreage since 1976. Sandbakken said sunflower acres in the U.S. should return to normal levels in 2012 because prices are good and flooded out acres in North Dakota should be back in production. Schnellert predicted that sunflower acreage in Manitoba would bounce back in 2012. Last year was a disaster for sunflowers as growers harvested only 25,000 to 30,000 acres across the province, down substantially from 2010 when 135,000 acres went into the ground. Drowned out fields in southwestern Manitoba partially explained the acreage decline, but many

Manitoba sunflower growers were frustrated by a few years of sclerotinia pressure leading up to 2011, Schnellert said. “Everybody was (coming) off the head rot problem and they didn’t want to take a look at sunflowers.” T h e ro b u s t p r i c e s w i l l l i k e l y increase sunflower acres to 100,000 acres or higher this year, he added. Marion agreed, but he cautioned that acreage could be lower because it’s hard to convince producers to grow sunflowers when canola is selling for $12 per bushel.

Last week’s reopening of the South Korea market to Canadian beef likely pleased Charlie Gracey. The livestock industry consultant told a Lethbridge crowd just hours before the trade announcement that South Korea, Japan, China and Europe are the most important opportunities for Canadian beef exports. Speaking to the sold out Tiffin Conference at Lethbridge College, Gracey said Canada’s cattle future lies in beef exports and the industry must shape itself to respond to demand rather than push supply. “My argument is that almost all of our effort should be concentrated on fed beef. That’s our specialty, that’s our niche, that’s what we do best,” he said. “Unless we can somehow stop the decline in consumption that’s been going on, all of our future opportunities lie in export markets.” Gracey said the United States will always be Canada’s most important market, but for competitive purposes, the national industry must seek and maintain other markets. Productive capacity, which is the annual tonnage of fed and non-fed beef produced in the national beef and dairy herd, peaked in Canada in 2002 at 1.6 million tonnes. The discovery of BSE drastically affected production and exports. Now, with productive capacity around 1.3 million tonnes and Canadian consumption dropping, exports are the way of the future. “The United States may export, but Canada must,” Gracey said. As a small producer relative to the

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• Manitoba produces 90 percent of Canada’s sunflower crop. • Southern Manitoba with its balanced soil fertility and long, dry growing seasons is ideal for sunflowers. The region is known as Manitoba’s sunflower belt • Manitoba producers harvest about 250 million pounds of sunflower seeds each year.

• Sunflower seeds grown for oil are black and are one of three types based on their oil profiles: traditional, mid-oleic and high oleic.

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• All varieties are hybrids and are classed either as oil or confectionery types.

U.S., Canada must choose its markets carefully and then ensure continuity of supply. That means attention to market signals. Gracey cautioned producers against expansion for the sake of expansion. He said the idea of overtaking Alberta in beef production may be seductive in Saskatchewan, but market signals should take priority. The Canadian herd appears to be starting a slow rebuilding phase after years of reduction, which Gracey said makes cow-calf producers the most important people in the industry because they make the decisions to expand the herd. Better dialogue is needed within the industry to make those decisions,, he added. The U.S. cow herd hasn’t grown in the last 15 years and expansion doesn’t look likely. Yet it is the biggest fed beef exporter in the world, even though U.S. consumption has historically been greater than supply. That’s only possible because the U.S. is backfilling its supply with cattle and beef from Canada. In effect, Canada is stocking U.S. shelves, Gracey said. “We have to now make a decision here whether or not we’re comfortable with merely exporting our surplus supply to the United States … or whether we need to do this ourselves, whether we need to plan our own strategy.” Gracey said he’s heard some producers advocate supply management in the beef industry so that it supplies only the domestic market. According to his figures, that would mean reducing the cow herd by 50 to 60 percent and reducing the number of cow-calf producers by 70 percent.

Desjardins Group is pleased to announce that Alain Gagnon has been appointed to the position of Vice-President, Agriculture and Agri-Food Sectors. Alain is a leader in agri-food management, marketing, sales, and business services, with nearly 30 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Desjardins, he held such roles as vice-president of supply and logistics for a large poultry co-operative and vice-president of Quebec operations for a major player in Canadian agriculture.

• Oilseed sunflower seeds can be used for either oil or birdfeed.

Alain is an agrologist with an MBA who is known for his in-depth knowledge of the agriculture and agri-food industry, his creativity, and his tireless pursuit of sustainable solutions to grow businesses in this key sector of the economy.

• Confectionery sunflowers have striped hulls and are used for human consumption.

His new role at Desjardins Group is fully in line with his desire to support the largest network of agricultural account managers at Desjardins Business Centres and caisses.

• Some smaller confectionery sunflowers also go to the birdfeed market, but 85 percent of birdfeed sunflowers are from oil types. access=subscriber section=news,none,none section=markets,none,none ,none,none

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


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$145 n/a n/a n/a $140 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

$160 $155 $150 $145 n/a


$140 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9


Feeder Cattle ($/cwt)


1/16 1/23

Heifers 500-600 lb. (average $/cwt) Alberta $155

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





115-137 125-145 133-156 145-167 154-185 160-204

120-136 120-142 132-154 135-164 155-180 166-199

118-139 Report 128-147 not 130-154 available 147-167 150-197 160-205 -

110-133 123-138 125-147 130-158 147-170 152-188

110-126 118-134 125-146 130-161 150-165 155-183

115-137 Report 120-145 not 128-148 available 135-164 145-180 160-185 Canfax


Average Carcass Weight

$140 1/16 1/23

Jan. 14/12 884 823 674 981


Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Saskatchewan $150 $145 $140

Jan. 15/11 861 800 665 989

YTD 12 883 818 678 969

YTD 11 861 798 664 985

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

$135 n/a


$130 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

Manitoba $150 $145 $140 $135 n/a n/a $130 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

Slaughter cattle (35-65% choice)Steers National 125.72 Kansas 125.76 Nebraska 125.29 Nebraska (dressed) 203.72

Heifers 125.85 125.77 125.08 203.64

Feeders No. 1 (700-799 lb) Steers South Dakota 144.50-162 Billings 149.25-159 Dodge City 146-153

Trend +2/+4 +2/+8 firm/+2

Cattle / Beef Trade

Cash Futures -14.29 -10.78 n/a n/a -4.84 -2.21 Canfax

Canadian Beef Production million lb. YTD % change Fed 67.6 -12 Non-fed 13.5 -1 Total beef 81.1 -10 Canfax

Exports % from 2011 5,257 (1) -53.1 1,997 (1) +5.9 230,768 (3) -25.3 310,899 (3) -23.7 Imports % from 2011 n/a (2) n/a 67,843 (2) +35.5 5,092 (4) -12.3 5,850 (4) -11.0

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 Jan. 7/12 (2) to Nov. 30/11 (3) to Nov. 30/11 (4) to Jan. 14/12 Agriculture Canada

$440 $400 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

Barley Sel. 6-row St. Law. $360 $355 $350

$340 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

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

Close Close Jan. 20 Jan. 13 Live Cattle Feb 124.55 122.48 Apr 127.73 126.40 Jun 126.33 125.25 Aug 127.60 126.85 Oct 130.08 129.65 Feeder Cattle Jan 151.63 150.58 Mar 153.85 152.38 Apr 155.20 154.00 May 156.05 154.78 Aug 157.35 155.90

Trend Year ago

$350 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

+2.07 +1.33 +1.08 +0.75 +0.43

107.95 112.68 112.63 112.98 115.65

Wheat 1 CWRS 13.5%

+1.05 +1.47 +1.20 +1.27 +1.45

126.35 125.55 126.35 126.90 127.50


$360 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

Canola (cash - March) $515



Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head) Jan. 13 Previous Base rail (index 100) n/a 3.75 Index range n/a 101.60-101.87 Range off base n/a 3.81 Feeder lambs n/a 1.50-2.50 Sheep (live) n/a 0.40-0.65 SunGold Meats

Jan. 16 2.40-3.00 2.25-2.54 1.97-2.37 2.00-2.16 1.80-1.98 1.75-2.20 1.15-1.30 1.15-1.25 70-120

2.50-3.00 2.40-2.91 2.14-2.19 2.05-2.10 1.90-2.10 1.75-2.20 1.29-1.50 1.25-1.35 70-120

Ontario Stockyards Inc.

Jan. 23 Wool lambs > 80 lb.1.90-2.10 Wool lambs < 80 lb. 2.30 Hair lambs 1.80-2.00 Fed sheep 0.50-0.70

1/16 1/23

Cash Prices

$510 $505

$495 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6

Alberta $160 $155 $150 $145

Fixed contract $/ckg

Canola (basis - March) $5 $0 $-5 $-10 $-15 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6

1/13 1/20

Feed Wheat (cash) $220 $215 $210 $205 $200 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6

n/a 1/13 1/20

Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $510 $505 $500 n/a $495 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6

Feb 19-Mar 03 Mar 04-Mar 17 Mar 18-Mar 31 Apr 01-Apr 14 Apr 15-Apr 28 Apr 29-May 12 May 13-May 26 May 27-Jun 09 Jun 10-Jun 23 Jun 24-Jul 07 Jul 08-Jul 21

Maple Leaf Jan. 20 149.18-150.52 149.64-151.03 151.50-151.50 152.81-155.14 158.40-161.66 169.80-170.27 173.06-173.06 170.73-172.59 172.13-174.92 168.41-174.52 174.05-174.52


Hog Slaughter

Hams Mktg. Jan. 20 149.38-150.69 149.85-151.24 151.71-151.71 152.90-155.23 158.49-161.75 169.67-170.14 172.93-172.93 170.60-172.47 172.00-174.79 168.27-173.99 173.52-173.99

To Jan. 14 Canada 789,242 820,148 -3.8

1/13 1/20

To date 2012 To date 2011 % change 12/11

Index 100 hogs $/ckg Alta. Sask.

153.10 155.25

Man. Que.

155.59 160.44 *incl. wt. premiums

Saskatchewan $165

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


$205 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/6

1/13 1/20

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

Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

Corn (March) $690 $660

Hogs / Pork Trade



Agriculture Canada

1/16 1/23


Basis: -$3


Fed. inspections only U.S. 4,276,394 4,301,612 -0.6

(1) to Jan. 7/12

(2) to Nov. 30/11

Export 19,098 (1) 285,921 (2) 1,054,673 (2)


% from 2011 -10.7 -14.9 -3.9

Import n/a 7,906 (3) 7,952 (3)

(3) to Jan. 14/12

% from 2011 n/a +9.2 -41.0 Agriculture Canada

1/16 1/23


$600 $570 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

Soybeans (March) $1240



1/16 1/23

Jan. 23 Jan. 16 Trend Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Mar 526.90 515.00 +11.90 May 531.60 519.10 +12.50 Jul 531.10 521.70 +9.40 Nov 507.80 500.70 +7.10 Wpg ICE Milling Wheat ($/tonne) Oct 258.20 n/a n/a Dec 265.00 n/a n/a Mar 272.10 n/a n/a May 275.10 n/a n/a Wpg ICE Durum Wheat ($/tonne) Oct 265.00 n/a n/a Dec 271.00 n/a n/a Mar 278.50 n/a n/a May 282.50 n/a n/a Wpg ICE Barley ($/tonne) Oct 167.60 n/a n/a Dec 172.60 n/a n/a Mar 175.60 n/a n/a Wpg ICE Western Barley ($/tonne) Mar 212.00 212.00 0.00 May 215.00 215.00 0.00 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 6.1975 6.0225 +0.1750 May 6.3775 6.2425 +0.1350 Jul 6.5425 6.4575 +0.0850 Dec 6.9225 6.8675 +0.0550 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 2.9550 2.8250 +0.1300 May 2.9700 2.8300 +0.1400 Jul 3.0000 2.8700 +0.1300 Dec 3.0975 2.9850 +0.1125 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Mar 12.1750 11.5825 +0.5925 May 12.2550 11.6775 +0.5775 Jul 12.3425 11.7775 +0.5650 Nov 12.0750 11.7000 +0.3750 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 6.2000 5.9950 +0.2050 May 6.2575 6.0650 +0.1925 Jul 6.2975 6.1200 +0.1775 Dec 5.5625 5.5525 +0.0100 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.0325 8.0125 +0.0200 May 7.8600 7.8575 +0.0025 Jul 7.7850 7.7775 +0.0075 Dec 7.6200 7.7150 -0.0950 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 6.7350 6.7000 +0.0350 May 6.8300 6.7925 +0.0375 Dec 7.2550 7.2650 -0.0100

Year ago 599.20 607.20 610.60 566.60 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 194.00 200.00 8.3525 8.6175 8.7875 9.0600 3.8700 3.9500 3.9800 3.6200 14.0450 14.1500 14.2200 13.3675 6.5525 6.6500 6.6950 5.8725 9.5025 9.5850 9.5850 9.5300 9.0800 9.1875 9.4200

Canadian Exports & Crush




Jan. 13-Jan. 19 U.S. Barley PNW 287.00 U.S. No. 3 Yellow Corn Gulf 266.33-267.80 U.S. Hard Red Winter Gulf 279.18 U.S. No. 3 Amber Durum Gulf 386.18 U.S. DNS (14%) PNW 348.02 No. 1 DNS (14%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.89 No. 1 DNS (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.01 No. 1 Durum (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.78 No. 1 Malt Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 5.88 No. 2 Feed Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 4.20


Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)


Jan. 18 Jan. 11 Year Ago Rye Saskatoon ($/tonne) 190.65 191.32 149.00 Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb) 27.75 28.10 25.10

Grain Futures 1/13 1/20


Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

Jan. 23 Avg. Jan. 16 Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 26.00-27.50 27.21 28.11 Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 16.00-24.00 21.29 18.46 Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 24.00-25.00 24.70 24.70 Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 28.00-29.50 28.82 27.96 Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 15.00-20.50 19.10 18.30 Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 15.85-17.60 16.81 16.07 Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 12.50-15.75 13.64 13.93 Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) 8.30-9.25 8.59 8.80 Peas, green 10% bleach ($/bu) 8.30-8.50 8.47 8.47 Peas, med. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) 7.90-8.40 8.08 8.49 Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) 7.80-8.05 7.96 8.46 Maple peas ($/bu) 7.75-8.00 7.92 8.42 Feed peas ($/bu) 3.50-5.50 4.83 4.83 Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) 34.00-35.75 35.17 36.75 Mustard, brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) 30.75-31.75 31.08 31.42 Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) 22.60-23.75 23.37 26.75 Canaryseed (¢/lb) 24.75-26.75 26.18 26.18 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) 29.90-31.50 31.10 31.63

Canadian Wheat Board


This wk Last wk Yr. ago 208-210 208-210 190-193

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)



Est. Beef Wholesale ($/cwt)

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

1/16 1/23

St. Lawrence Asking


Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg)

$145 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9


W. Barley (cash - March)

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

n/a $145 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9




$140 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9



Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)



Alta-Neb Sask-Neb Ont-Neb

To Jan. 14 Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2012 98,477 1,213,750 To date 2011 111,968 1,270,932 % Change 12/11 -12.0 -4.5



Durum 1 AD Thunder Bay


Cattle Slaughter


n/a $135 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

CWB Domestic Asking Prices

Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Jan. 20 85.33 87.05 95.45 96.53

Close Jan. 13 85.60 87.05 94.85 96.10

Trend -0.27 0.00 +0.60 +0.43

Year ago 80.33 86.58 95.13 97.53

Jul Aug Oct Dec

EXCHANGE RATE: JAN. 23 $1 Cdn. = $0.9921 U.S. $1 U.S. = $1.0080 Cdn.

Close Jan. 20 96.58 95.95 86.10 82.10

Close Jan. 13 95.50 95.90 85.68 81.60

Trend +1.08 +0.05 +0.42 +0.50

Year ago 96.48 95.93 85.88 81.90

$1080 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

Oats (March) $340 $320 $300 $280 $260 12/16 12/23 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23

(1,000 To tonnes) Jan. 15 Wheat 340.9 Durum 92.3 Oats 47.5 Barley 35.7 Flax 1.3 Canola 357.2 Peas 10.8 Canola crush 125.0

To Jan. 8 114.2 55.1 8.1 57.4 2.5 125.1 0.5 139.9

Total to date 6171.5 1630.2 718.2 580.7 113.2 4352.2 1019.3 3012.1

Last year 5324.6 1785.4 599.4 758.4 180.7 3294.6 1226.5 2823.3



Brace for roller coaster market

Alberta cattle prices were markedly better in 2011 than in 2010 and the outlook is positive for 2012, according to livestock market analyst Anne Dunford. The key will be producers’ ability to ride out expected market volatility. (in $/cwt) 2011 YTD Fed cattle $106.27 Feeder steers 123.24 Steer calves 151.50 D1, 2 cows 70.31 AAA cutout 172.48 US exchange rate ($Cdn) 1.0114 Retail beef ($/lb.) 6.09

2010 $89.13 102.39 121.43 54.39 157.60 0.9718 5.77

% change +19% +20 +25 +29 +9 +4 +6



High price $102.82 (2001) 126.28 (2001) 157.59 (2001) 63.99 (2001) 197.68 (2001) 0.6372 (2002) 5.83 (2009)


Analyst says market volatility will rule in 2012 BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Livestock market analyst Anne Dunford has a key message for cattle producers in 2012: fasten your seatbelts. “Volatility. Get used to it. If you can’t stand it, leave the room now. It’s not going to get any better.” Record high prices are likely this year, Dunford told producers Jan. 19 at the Lethbridge College Tiffin Conference. However, increased market volatility could make for a wild ride in markets driven by cattle supply, corn and barley prices, dollar values and weather conditions. “It was an exciting year, prices were good and that’s kind of setting the access=subscriber section=markets,none,none

stage for marching ahead,” said Dunford about 2011. She predicted the Canadian cow herd will shrink by another two percent this year, making it the smallest since 1994. In Alberta, the herd is 25 percent smaller than it was in 2005 and 19 percent smaller than 2002. It is the smallest herd since 1991. Although there was a seven percent increase in heifer retention last year, resulting in 42,000 more heifers, that was more than offset by 90,000 cows sent to slaughter during times of record high cull cow prices. However, Dunford said the culling rate is now below 10 percent for the first time in years, which could indicate a turning point in herd size reduction. “The herds have been liquidated to the level that I’m going to go ahead and suggest that next year’s cow kill

might not be a whole lot different.” Severe drought in the southern United States resulted in herd shrinkage, and although drought conditions have eased somewhat, Dunford expected another two percent decrease in the U.S. herd in 2012. On the fed marketing side, 2.9 million head were sold in 2011, fewer than the previous year. She predicted 2.8 million head of fed cattle marketed in 2012, which could drive further industry consolidation as feedlots and slaughter plans run below capacity. “We’re not all going to be able to run the hotels full. It ain’t going to happen,” Dunford said. She warned producers about low stocks-to-use levels on corn, which will add market volatility. Southern Alberta has a good feed advantage, with costs lower than those in the

flat at $208-$210 per cwt. Canadian cutouts for the week of Jan. 13 saw AAA trend down $2.48 per cwt. and AA down $.137 per cwt. from the first week of January. The AAA cut-out value for the week averaged $180.50 while AA was $174.83.

The 600-700 lb. weight steers averaged $156.22 and heifers were $139.20, while 700-800 lb. steers averaged $144.92. Heifers were $131.20.

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U.S., but that can quickly change depending on weather conditions and exchange rates. The price advantage is now resulting in record low feeder cattle exports. Feeder cattle and beef exports were down in 2011 compared to 2010. Dunford said 138,000 more feeders stayed in Canada in 2011 and beef exports were down 19 percent, making them similar to 2003 numbers. “That will be difficult to change in

the short run,” she said. On the demand side, Canadian data for 2011 is not yet available. In the U.S., wholesale beef demand was up seven percent, largely because of an increase in U.S. exports. Dunford said the price spread between cuts has narrowed, with hamburger and steak drawing closer in price per pound. Fast casual dining, exemplified in chains such as Fatburger and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, is on the increase.

from the beginning of last year. Cattle in feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more totalled 11.9 million head. Steers accounted for more than 60 percent of the placings, one percent from 2011, while heifers were 40 percent of the mix, up six percent.

This cattle market information is selected from the weekly report from Canfax, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. More market information is available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling 403275-5110 or at

CANFAX REPORT WEATHER AFFECTS FED CATTLE Extreme cold weather across the West resulted in fewer than normal fat cattle trading, but prices improved by $1.50 last week. Few if any fat cattle traded in Saskatchewan for the week ending Jan. 20. Demand for fed cattle in the United States was down, so there was little interest in Canadian cattle for export. Live Alberta steers and heifers traded at $115 per hundredweight and ranged from $189.75-$191.75 on rail for both categories. Ontario steers traded at $117.49$128.75 per cwt. while heifers ranged from $114.94-$125.89 per cwt. On the rail steers were $198-$202 and heifers were $197-$201 per cwt. Manitoba steers and heifers were $102-$108 per cwt. The weekly cash to futures basis widened from -$9.60 to -$10.78.

LIVE COW TRADE FLAT The cull cow trade dropped off from last week with live prices remaining flat, while rail grade prices improved to encourage business. D1,2 cows were $60-$75.75 and D3 cows were $50-$68. Rail grade offerings ranged from $135-$140 per cwt. More than 10,860 cows were processed, down two percent from the previous week when larger volumes of culls were handled.

SLAUGHTER DOWN Kill numbers in federal plants dropped 12 percent with 40,475 processed in the West and 15,120 handled in eastern facilities. The grade mix showed 54.5 percent were AA and 43.8 were AAA, while less than two percent were A. The beef trade based on the Montreal wholesale market has remained access=subscriber section=markets,livestock,n section=markets,livestock,none section=markets,livestock,no

FEEDER CATTLE Auction volumes were down considerably because of a blast of winter weather across the Prairies. No sales were reported from British Columbia and some sales on the Prairies were cancelled because of cold weather and high wind chill factors. However, bids on all categories of steers and heifers were up, with the lighter calves getting the most interest. Feeder calf prices are $20-$35 per cwt. higher than last year at this time. Alberta steers weighing 500-600 pounds averaged $172.82 per cwt., up 36 percent from last year, and heifers in this same range averaged $149.

LIVE TRADE DOWN Live exports were sluggish throughout the year because of the weaker U.S. dollar and a lower cost of gain in Canada. Lethbridge barley was 17 to 33 percent cheaper than Omaha corn. In 2011, 413,345 fed cattle were exported to the United States. This was down more than 30 percent from 2010. Feeder cattle exports were down more than 60 percent and only 76,000 head went stateside. More than 7,440 have been exported this year, which is down 43 percent from the same time in 2011.

CATTLE ON FEED RISE The U.S. Department of Agriculture cattle-on-feed report for Jan. 1 said placements were up three percent

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U.S. Midwest cash hogs traded steady to 50 cents higher Jan. 20, dealers said. Packers were buying hogs for their Saturday kill and next week, adding cash on values to get them. Western supplies appeared tight but demand was good, which was supportive. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs traded at $63 US per hundredweight Jan. 20, up from $62.25 Jan. 13. The U.S. pork carcass cut-out value closed at $85.64 Jan. 20, up from $83.85 Jan. 13. The U.S. federal weekly slaughter estimate was 2.221 million, up from 2.212 million the previous week.

Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were $3.80-$4 per pound hot hanging weight. Grade A heifers were $3.60-$4. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable weight range may be discounted. Slaughter cows and bulls averaged $2.40-$2.70.

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Over-representation claims ignore Parliament realities


n Dec. 16, the federal government passed a law that redistributed how House of Commons seats are divvied up. Since rural affairs and agricultural experts have struggled for years over how to increase the profile of rural issues in key decision-making circles, it raised more than few eyebrows when during debates over the bill, MPs and academics repeatedly pointed out how rural Canadians are over-represented in federal politics. Although no rural seats were eliminated, the changes in effect reduce the relative weight of rural representation by adding more urban and suburban constituencies. Today there are still many politicians and government officials who continue to perceive agriculture as an old economy trade, rather than giving it its due respect. Agriculture has gained more of the spotlight lately due mainly to the sector’s good fortune in avoiding the economic slowdown that is dragging down other areas of the worldwide economy, but its history is much greater than that. It has long served as a key driver of economic prosperity. Yet when is the last time rural concerns have become major election issues? According to Agriculture Canada, Canada exported $35 billion worth of agricultural goods in 2009. The agriculture and agri-food sectors combined accounted for one in eight jobs in Canada and 8.2 percent of the national gross domestic product that year. P r i ma r y a g r i c u l t u re m i g ht hav e accounted for only 1.7 percent of GDP, but it is at the critical point of the food supply chain upon which other food sectors depend. Agriculture also provides a boost to the high tech sectors and involves GPS, satellite mapping, genetics, chemistry, biotechnology, and cutting edge machinery. Rural interests deserve prominent positions at the table when policy and funding discussions come to bear on a wide range of issues from university research to weather forecasting to environmental

and conservation concerns. Canada’s parliamentary system was established to recognize the vastness of this country. Rural ridings might represent fewer people than heavily populated urban centres, but they were designed that way out of necessity. No riding can be so large that its MP is rendered ineffective. Modern communication methods have eased some of the pressures of managing large ridings, but they are not fix-alls. How many of us would vote for candidates because we received regular e-mails or faxes from their offices? Probably not many. Candidates and MPs are expected to make public appearances at key events, major announcements and town hall discussions, and be accessible to answer constituents’ questions. Having to do that in a riding the size of Cypress Hills-Grassland, for example, which encompasses 75,000 sq. kilometres, requires getting up earlier in the morning than would accomplishing the same task in Toronto Centre at 14 sq. km. Never mind that Toronto Centre has 121,000 people compared to only 60,500 in Cypress. Accessibility is the true litmus test. In the end, the seat redistribution saw British Columbia and Alberta each get six more seats, Ontario 15 more and Quebec three. Even though rural ridings continue to be less populated than urban constituencies, the weight of rural votes will be diminished with the new alignment. Before we hear any more talk about rural over-representation, we’d like to see government policies reflect that. When rural concerns get a fair shake in the halls of power, or when we can say the rural agenda is occupying too much time in Parliament, only then is there a case for taking rural over-representation seriously. Bruce Dyck, Terry Fries, Barb Glen, D’Arce McMillan and Joanne Paulson collaborate in the writing of Western Producer editorials.

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Supply managed dairy sector will hear support, but should brace for battles NATIONAL VIEW



hen Dairy Farmers of Canada delegates gather in Ottawa next week, it will be a time for comforting messages and mutual support. On Jan. 31, as part of their Parliament Hill lobby day, dairy leaders will receive a strong endorsement from Liberal leader Bob Rae. On Feb. 2, University of Waterloo professor Bruce Muirhead and Hugh

Campbell from New Zealand will tell them that after research for a Scandinavian project, they have concluded that Canada’s supply management system is effective and sustainable. It is not guilty of the over-pricing and protectionist sins thrown at it by its many critics. Compared to dairy systems in other countries, Canada has no reason to be defensive. Then, chief Canadian agricultural trade negotiator Gilles Gauthier will surely tell the conference that with the continuing stalemate at World Trade Organization talks, no deal is on the horizon that could force Canada to decide whether to sign a deal that includes tariff cuts. Results from talks with the European Union and potential negotiations with Asia-Pacific countries are far enough in the future that there is no

imminent threat of tough decisions. D F C p re s i d e n t Wa l l y S m i t h, addressing his first policy convention as national leader, presumably will say that the system is strong and the industry is healthy. And eastern Ontario Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux will kick off the conference with a repetition of government pledges of undying support for supply management. That message usually comes from agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, but this year parliamentary secretary Lemieux will fill in for the absent Ritz. Lemieux comes from a constituency where dairy production is a major industry, which means he speaks from local interest as well as government promise. So it will be a much-needed feelgood conference.

After a year of being battered by a seemingly relentless barrage of criticism from economists, academics, trade advocates and think-tanks, the sector could use a few days of comforting news. Other supply-managed industries meeting in the capital in March will be hoping for the same air of optimism about the future. Still, if not in public, at least in the corridors there will be chatter about the opposition campaign and the potential threats. Canada wants into Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations this year and the protectionist supply managed system will be one of the targets, led by Australia and New Zealand. Dairy protectionism is also an issue as Canada and the EU move toward an expected 2012 free trade deal.

And while Canada’s politicians across party lines remain officially committed to supporting the system, a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the Liberal party convention in Ottawa this month showed at least the early signs of a debate about whether the party should be re-assessing its unbending allegiance to supply management protections in a world moving toward globalized trade. Calgary delegate Ted Haney, a former president of the Canada Beef Export Federation, launched the debate, and although reporters were not allowed into later policy sessions, he said more people were at the microphones asking the same kind of questions. There are enough clouds to lead to uneasiness even during a feel-good conference. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none




Agri-food sector must work to entice youth BY MICHAEL TREVAN


griculture was the foundation stone of civilization. It enabled the few to feed the many, providing the leisure time that is the fundamental requirement for civilization to develop. As Ecclesiasticus puts it, “to be wise, (a scholar) must be relieved of other tasks.” And given the world’s exploding access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none

population, agriculture has a vital role to play in preserving the civilization it created. The most significant challenge the world faces over the next 40 years has to be how we sustainably move from a fossil fuel-based to a renewable energy economy, feed another 2.5 billion people when already a billion are malnourished and adapt an agrifood and bio-resource industry that will be severely challenged by changing climate and weather patterns. Threats to energy and food supplies will continue to cause socio-political change and chaos. As a society, we take to the moral high ground and uncritically consume the prejudice of films like Food Inc. while still demanding cheap fried chicken. We need to re-engage society at large with the issues and challenges of how we feed ourselves and our fellow global citizens. After all, apart from breathing, eating is our only obligatory activity. Everything else, including hockey, is optional. And we need to attract more young people to the wealth of educational and job opportunities provided by the agri-food industry. The recent poll of high school students published by The Western Producer showed that the vast majority of young people believe that agri-

culture is the most important industry in their province. They are right, but they have an incomplete view of the full spectrum of the agri-food industry. We need to get the message to young people that agriculture, food and bioresource production are vital to the survival of global civilization, that creative, engaging, varied and rewarding job opportunities from scientist and environmentalist to businessperson and banker are readily available and that more than 90 percent of these are outside the farmgate, many in the city centre. So how do we re-engage our future generations? In our view, engagement must begin no later than kindergarten. At the University of Manitoba, we have initiated a series of integrated actions to bring the value of, the sciences applied to and the opportunities in agri-food to the attention of young people. We work closely with the Manitoba Agriculture in the Classroom organization and we have spent more than $5 million building the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery

Centre that tells the story of what it takes to go from soil to supper plate ( We employ a community relations co-ordinator who works with high school teachers to introduce the value of agriculture and its science into their teaching. And by linking our two-year agriculture diploma program with most of our degree programs, we provide a different and valuable educational experience ideally suited for a career in the agri-food industries, one where the student’s initial commitment is to only 18 months of study. This is my challenge to our youth: if you are concerned about the ultimate fate of civilization and the condition of your fellow humans and their environment, don’t reject agriculture and food sciences just because you don’t want to be a farmer. There are many opportunities besides farming, but we definitely also need farmers. Find out what it takes to join us, and help feed the world without costing the Earth. My challenge to the agri-food industry is that we need your continuing support to be able to engage more young people in this fascinating and worthwhile endeavour. Trevan is dean of the faculty of agricultural and food sciences at the University of Manitoba.


CWB’s fight for market share good for industry HURSH ON AG



he Canadian Wheat Board believes it will be a significant player in the grain industry after Aug. 1. Although details are still pending about specific agreements with grain handlers, CWB staff members and senior executives are presenting a refreshingly positive picture of how the organization will function after the single desk function is lost. For years, single desk supporters have said that a CWB without its monopoly would be doomed. After all, it doesn’t own any grain handling facilities. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none

Now, the story coming from the CWB is that grain companies will want the volume that it can bring to the table. The grain companies are also competitors, but why would they pass up an opportunity to handle additional grain? The CWB has inherent advantages, including a government guarantee on borrowing, employees with marketing experience and direct relationships with customers around the world. It appears that farmers signing up grain with the CWB will be able to choose between various pooling options and cash pricing. If handling agreements are successfully negotiated, farmers will also be able to choose which grain company to ship their CWB grain through. It’s still tough to visualize exactly how this is all going to function, but if the CWB can remain a significant player, it will help bring competition to the marketplace. So, how much of the wheat, durum and malting barley will the CWB get

its hands on? Will it be less than 25 percent, over half of the total or somewhere in between? The viability of the organization will depend to a great extent on the volume it can garner. While the CWB says it will be offering cash prices, officials are also playing up the pooling options that will be available. There could be a preharvest pool, a harvest pool and perhaps other pooling options. There’s nothing stopping grain companies from offering competing pools, but the concept is certainly associated with how the CWB has always functioned. You see little or no pooling of canola, peas and lentils. Personally, I’m not a fan of pooling. I want to know the price when I pull the trigger on a sale. However, there are apparently lots of producers asking for pools. It isn’t an all or nothing proposition. Individual producers will be able to choose a pool for some of their wheat and durum while selling the rest on

the cash market. It seems likely, however, that the CWB’s success in the new world will hinge to a great extent on the popularity of price pooling. Compared to the major grain companies, the CWB has been slow out of the gate for new crop price offerings. The first wheat and durum contracts were publicly signed in mid-December, right after Bill C-18 received royal assent. There’s been a lot of discussion about the newfound freedom to forward contract, but after the initial flurry of business, the prices quickly tailed off. As well, the contracts don’t define the grade discounts, which has caused some producers to shy away. Overall, a relatively minor amount of new crop tonnage has been signed up. The CWB still has an opportunity to impress farmers and grab a significant market share. It will be fascinating to see how it all plays out. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at

Good books get you through rough days EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

JOANNE PAULSON, EDITOR NEW BOOK: I often mention the wonderful staff at The Western Producer: talented and engaged reporters, subscription and advertising staff who know their stuff, and the IT, accounting, creative and production people who make the place hum and the paper look great. We also have a stable of freelancers who are important contributors to this newspaper. Among them is photographer Patrick Price, who recently self-published a book called Range Life: A photographic journey of western culture in southern Alberta. American Cowboy magazine gave him a great review, and I doubt I could say it better. “Price creates images that are distinctively his. His scenes of rural southern Alberta celebrate drama, as well as whimsy, quaintness, tranquility ... and fresh ways of seeing things.” It’s hard to pick a favourite photo, but I think mine is of a cattle drive that stretches for miles — right to the horizon — down a country road through beautiful range land. I also love the picture of the bride holding a shotgun. Very funny. You can get a sneak peek, should you so desire, at patrickpricephoto. com/rangelife.html. MEA CULPA: Who ordered this weather? Oh, yeah, I guess it was me. As I write this, it is - 37 C in Saskatoon and no, that does not include the wind chill. Two weeks ago, I was whining about the weird, snowless, springlike weather that, while wonderful, seemed so surreal. That meant no snow cover for fields, winter wheat or even perennial plants. That meant no snow melt for dugouts. That meant bad little bugs surviving when they dang well shouldn’t be. So, I asked Mother Nature to bring on the snow and cold, and we got it. First the snow fell, thank goodness, but then came these horrid temperatures. And for that, I am truly sorry. POINTS TO THE PREMIER: It is to Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall’s credit that he came out swinging against the prime minister’s healthcare funding plan, or should I say, lack thereof. There is no way Canada will be able to continue funding health care at this rate without serious changes to how it is delivered. Wall’s innovation fund plan is at least an attempt to seek better ways. If there is anything the federal government should be funding, apart from basic services such as health, it’s innovation.





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Re: “Strict safety rules threaten food sovereignty,” Dec. 22 WP. Freeman Boyd states that local abattoirs are being driven out of business by unnecessary food safety rules. He echoes what Tom Tarzwell (June 9 WP) says about his slaughtering plant — you have to be pretty determined to do this — when dealing with government civil servants. Slaughtering animals is not a big deal. Hunters do it all the time. They do not have 15 years of weekly experience, as Tarzwell does. A 2008 change in beef slaughter

rules (June 9 WP) put Tarzwell in conflict with civil servants. No health problems or quality issues were mentioned. What is the biggest disaster associated with meat packing plants? These civil servants were the ones that approved the practice of feeding cows back to cows and the BSE disaster happened. Civil servants have power over people. Because they are not associated with industry, it is assumed that they act in the public interest. Is this the case? Here are some reasons that they do not act in the public interest. They have agendas. An example of this is an assumption that small plants cannot do a good a job of slaughtering.

Poor eyesight. Mr. Tarzwell has 15 years experience in the slaughtering of animals. He knows a lot more about it than civil servants. Bureaucracies are living things. They will act to defend themselves and the science fictions that they use to bullshit MPs and MLAs. Poor MPs and MLAs, what a load they must shift. A similar example is the Alberta civil servants’ rule that in order to get a licence to make wine, they must produce 4,500 litres of wine. Do small plants produce bad wine? Did Grandma’s wine kill people? Wine has enough alcohol in it to kill off bacteria. The people of the middle ages drank wine and beer because it was access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none

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safer than water. The BSE disaster should be the lesson here. Clark Lysne, Wetaskiwin, Alta.

FUND OUTRAGE To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the Canadian Wheat Board contingency fund. This contingency fund has been built up over several years with money from the pools and was capped at $60 million. The (prime minister Stephen) Harper government has announced that it will increase the fund cap to $100 million with another possible increase to $200 million. The funds will then transfer to the Harper wheat board at the end of this crop year. All farmers, whether they were for or against the CWB monopoly, should be outraged. This money is coming out of our wheat and barley pools and it should all be paid out with the 2011 final payment. All CWB assets should be returned to farmers once it is dismantled. It is a travesty that this money will be transferred to the Harper wheat board. If Harper is so sure his board is going to work, he should back it with government money. Gordon Jackson, Speers, Sask.

LONG OVERDUE To the Editor:

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On Dec. 16, Bill C-18 received royal assent, a bill that will neutralize the powers of the Canadian Wheat Board and make it just another grain buyer competing for your grain, a move that is long overdue. The Wheat Board Act was implemented in 1943 … for governmental reasons that had nothing to do with keeping the prairie provinces’ farmers viable, and that is how it should be repealed. The rest is all political haymaking. By its very nature, it infringes on individual farmers’ rights of selling your product to the highest bidder. It also infringes territorially, targeting certain farmers and leaving some free to do business as they will. In business there is no other precedent where a person is forced to sell to any one company where the buyer can name its own price. In a democratic country, that is unconstitutional…. Prime minister Stephen Harper has my respect. It takes a brave man to take all that criticism that he surely knew was coming. He didn’t need to tackle the thorny wheat board issue but he did anyway, for which he will surely pay for at the polls. There are some strong principles of equality involved here. I am glad he chose those principles instead of trying to boost his poll numbers…. Whether marketing through the CWB is economically advantageous is secondary to preserving the rights of all farmers who prefer marketing their product on their own. If farmers prefer selling to the lowest bidder, they are now free to do so. I don’t think we will see a huge

OPINION increase in farmer’s profits, just as I don’t see a downturn in profitability. The prudent will still have the upper hand. It will just take a few years to adjust to the new parameters, but once they are in place I am sure nobody would wish to return to the old way of marketing. Joseph Hofer, High Bluff, Man.

SHORT MEMORIES To the Editor: I know our memories are short, but not short enough to forget when Mr. (prime minister Stephen) Harper convinced us that a coalition government would not work, and we should give him a majority government to manage the country.

Being respectful of our political elder, we did just that — bearing in mind that other countries and even England make it work. Time to review Harper’s majority government. On the Canadian Wheat Board issue, the majority government is ruling in favour of the minority of farmers and the multinational grain buyers who do not like the Canadian Wheat Board. Does that mean that Quebec could have separated from Canada with their minority vote? The minister of finance, prime minister Harper’s chosen one, said we were stable, and had lots of regulations and were insulated from the rest of the world economic concerns. Whoops. Now he has changed his views. Afghanistan appears to be going sour. We could not seem to beat


democracy into them. And the prime minister was trying to solve all of our economic woes on the back of the Alberta tar sands: oilsands, they prefer. Now he has run into an international environmental roadblock, which he is going to solve by running a pipeline across the Rocky Mountains, and seven rivers en route… Now there is the problem with another First Nation disaster. These people with nothing to lose do not want anything to do with the prime minister’s majority government. What is this, anarchy? It reminds us of Elijah Harper… who kept a former prime minister out of the history books. To quote every imaginable cliche: if you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail, or the emperor has no clothes, or you can fool all the people some of the time and some of

the people all the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time. Joe Holden and Jean H. Sloan, Lloydminster, Sask.

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS To the Editor: The federal election of 2011 and the resulting dictatorial effect on the Canadian Wheat Board left many unanswered questions. Our government wants to return control of grain marketing from farmers to the grain companies as it was in the early 1900s. It allowed grain companies to make more money at the expense of farmers. It makes one wonder how much money the grain companies put into the Conservative election campaign….

Some members of our federal government profess to be Christians. As such you would expect them to treat Canadian citizens with honesty and respect. This definitely has not been the case with farmers and the CWB issue. Speaking of honesty, the Conservatives’ barley plebiscite held in March of 2007 was designed so the government could manipulate to get the answer they wanted. It makes one think they are just Sunday Christians. If any citizen is going to do anything that they think may not be perfectly legal, they should consult their Conservative MP. A federal judge has already ruled they have broken the law with their CWB legislation so they should be able to give good advice. George A. Calvin, New Norway, Alta.


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re you feeling weighted down? A re y o u “d r a g g i n g y o u r anchor?” It can become quite depressing. Neither booze nor food binges nor extreme ways of living can lift the burden. The Bible gives good advice. Matthew, writing about Jesus’ teachings, says, “Come to me, all of you who are tired and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” There are a lot of ways of looking at that passage. One way might be to learn the art of forgiveness. When you feel you’ve been wronged, it’s not always easy to “let it go.” The frustration, anger and desire to get even may subside to a degree, but those feelings still hang over us like dark, threatening storm clouds. Is the price worth it? Is it possible to try to practise letting go? It’s a process that takes trying things. Think about it not as giving in but more like you might be achieving something: fewer dark days, lower blood pressure, a move in the direction of gentleness. Forgiveness is always hard. For many, the issues carr y on even beyond the death of our antagonist. That’s a death sentence for us, so it’s important we find ways to change our perspective. Some things aren’t worth the drag. Others are a lot harder to surrender. As with a number of other commitments, you start by willing the change. One friend suggested that, when the willing is there but the steps ahead are hard, you bow your head and invite God’s help. “Lord, can I put this in your hands for a while?” We know there have been times when God carried us through. “Take my yoke and put it on and learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. You will find rest.”





Brad Vannan, president of ICE Canada Futures in Winnipeg, is confident the new futures contracts for prairie spring wheat, durum and barley will attract traders. | ED WHITE PHOTO

For decades the Canadian Wheat Board system has determined to a large degree how the western Canadian grain trade operates. But as the CWB sales monopoly appears to be ending, farm groups, grain companies and regulators are installing a new set of gears for a changed marketing machine. In this series, Ed White looks at changes happening throughout Winnipeg’s grain trade, which has long served as the main base of operations for the industry.


ICE Canada makes debut into futures Gearing up | New futures contracts based on Canadian dollars, multiple delivery points BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU


rad Vannan knew there was widespread interest in a durum futures contract when a major Italian buyer came to see him as soon as the ICE Canada Futures exchange announced its plans. “I never expected that,” he said. His phone has been ringing with calls from around the world ever since ICE Canada verified that it was going to launch spring wheat, durum and barley futures contracts now that the Canadian Wheat Board is about to lose its monopoly. The three contracts began trading Jan. 23, and hopes have been raised that the world will finally have a durum futures contract, that a world-price-relevant Canadian spring wheat contract can be maintained and that barley futures

will provide a true world price for the crop. Many think that the federal government has removed the greatest impediment to working contracts by eliminating the CWB monopoly. However, few new futures contract launches are successful. Vannan has a formidable task convincing farmers, grain companies and grain buyers that ICE’s new contracts are viable and better than existing alternatives. He has two key selling points: • the success of the existing canola futures contract, which is doing booming business • the customized relevance of the three new contracts’ specifications and delivery points to provide a truly representative price of grain crops. He said the new contracts are not a duplication of the three North

American wheat futures contracts. “You don’t want to be another one of the same. You want some differentiation.” Vannan said the new contracts are based on the Canadian dollar and use multiple prairie grain elevator delivery points. The U.S. wheat contracts in Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis are based on the U.S. dollar and have few delivery points, mostly at export port facilities. Vannan said it wasn’t a hard decision to go with Canadian dollars, even though it might be harder for foreign speculators and Canadian grain companies to use. “It’s better for the price to be in Canadian dollars because it’s better for the farmers,” said Vannan. “Exporters are very adept at hedging currencies. Speculators do this all the time. But it’d be a wrinkle some farmers might not want to

deal with.” He was surprised to find that most speculators also prefer a contract in Canadian dollars because it allows them to play on their commodity outlooks and the currency market. With most contracts in U.S. dollars, a Canadian contract could move differently when there is currency volatility. The delivery points are at locations across the Prairies, with the par point generally being in central Saskatchewan, and discount and premium zones to the east and west, depending on the crop and the location of the main market. This echoes the structure of the canola contract, which means it should be familiar to farmers. However, it is radically different from most contracts, which are based on port delivery. access=subscriber section=news,none,none




he different direction for ICE Canada comes from the unique challenges the prairie grain industry faces with rail transportation to port. If a rail line or mountain pass to Vancouver is blocked, the price spread between prairie elevators and Vancouver terminals can greatly expand and become divorced from the cash market. This would destroy confidence in the use of the contracts as surrogates of the world price. “You could put your delivery point at the tip of the funnel, if it’s all passing through the funnel, but Canada’s rail transportation system is extraordinarily vulnerable to disruption,” said Vannan. The delivery point structure could become a great advantage for the new ICE contracts because U.S. traders are concerned with the delivery points for the Chicago winter wheat contract and the Minneapolis spring wheat contract. If the Winnipeg contract more accurately reflects world wheat prices, it could attract users who want a world price rather than a central North American price. The Minneapolis contract uses a Duluth, Minn., delivery point, even though most spring wheat flows west and south. Spreads can open up between the cash and futures market when delivery points aren’t representative of where grain actually flows. This can undermine the contract because it doesn’t provide a true hedge against risk. Previous attempts to develop durum contracts failed, but Vannan said that proves there is a desire for a contract, but it wasn’t viable as long as the wheat board monopoly was in place. The situation has now changed. With the entire prairie and northern U.S. durum crop now available for pricing and hedging through Winnipeg futures, Vannan said it’s possible ICE Canada could quickly set the world price of durum. “Our canola contract has grown to represent canola values for the world. Durum has that same potential, because our region is so dominant to world trade.” Vannan said he is confident commercial demand will become the foundation of three thriving contracts because the grain industry insists that it wants futures contracts for all three grains. Right now, grain companies see too much risk without a viable mechanism for pricing and hedging grains. A futures contract will allow them to focus on their grain handling businesses and not force them to take on major risks with price. “They don’t want to take the price risk,” said Vannan. “They’re willing to take the execution risk, and that’s where the futures market comes in.” Farmers might be surprised to see the new contracts using a 100 tonne size basis, which is much more than the 20 tonne size for each canola contract. The new size is based on American wheat futures contracts, which are all 5,000 bushels, or about 136 tonnes. European contracts are for 50 tonnes. Vannan knows that the opening weeks of the new contracts will be keenly watched but not likely enthusiastically embraced by farmers, grain companies or speculators until they prove themselves. That’s a worry, but he’s confident the commercial superiority of the new contract will eventually attract traders.




Pulse players return to scene with major buy Ilta Grain buys Parkland | The company also plants to build two processing facilities BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A group of pioneers in the pulse industry have re-entered the business in a big way. Ilta Grain Inc. has acquired Parkland Grain/Pulse and its four processing facilities. They are the first physical assets for Ilta, a pulse and special crops exporting company owned by a private equity group. Ilta is run by the former senior management of Finora Inc., a major player in the pulse industry that was bought by Alliance Grain Traders

Inc. in 2010 for $8.9 million US. Dan Burneski, president of Ilta, said the group exited the pulse and special crops business for a few months but decided to form Ilta in February 2011 at the behest of former customers. “A lot of people asked us to get back in the business and that’s what we did,” he said. Parkland was one of the companies doing toll processing for Ilta, providing the company with the crop it needed to export. “We’ve worked with the Parkland Group and the Fransoo family for 25

years. We actually helped them start in the business,” said Burneski. Parkland’s 45 employees will join Ilta’s staff including Parkland president Gilles Fransoo. Ilta plans to make improvements and expansions at Parkland’s Saskatchewan plants in Swift Current, Cutknife and the two in Nor th Battleford. The company also intends to start construction this summer on two new facilities in Saskatoon and Regina, which would boost Ilta’s total processing capacity to 700,000 tonnes, making it a significant player

in the pulse and special crops business. The old plants and the new ones will process lentils, peas, mustard, canaryseed and chickpeas, at least for the foreseeable future. Burneski said there is a chance Ilta may eventually change the crop mix for some of its facilities. “I think the wheat business is going to become much more of a specialized business,” he said. If that happens, he envisions some of the old Parkland plants switching over to processing specialty wheat. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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Canadian maltsters face slumping export markets Lower disposable income blamed | Poor U.S., EU economies hurt beer consumption BEER POPULAR ACROSS THE GLOBE


Top 10 countries with the highest beer consumption (million litres/year): 1. China 2. U.S.A. 3. Brazil 4. Russia 5. Germany 6. Mexico 7. Japan 8. U.K. 9. Spain 10. Poland 14. Canada * forecast








46.41 23.35 12.83 10.68 8.65 6.46 5.97 4.81 3.61 3.36 2.24

48.73 23.21 14.04 10.96 8.60 6.65 5.62 4.68 3.57 3.39 2.25

51.160 23.43 15.19 11.36 8.42 6.79 5.47 4.51 3.60 3.45 2.27

53.54 23.66 16.35 11.76 8.27 6.93 5.32 4.33 3.62 3.52 2.29

55.93 23.89 17.54 12.16 8.13 7.06 5.17 4.16 3.63 3.58 2.31

58.34 24.12 18.74 12.55 7.99 7.20 5.02 3.98 3.64 3.65 2.34

60.76 24.35 19.95 12.95 7.85 7.34 4.87 3.79 3.65 3.72 2.37

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Canadian maltsters are facing slumping sales in key export markets. “It’s the state of the beer market right now. Beer sales, especially from the larger breweries, are all kind of in the tank along with the economy,” said Bob Sutton, vice-president of sales and logistics with Rahr Malting Co. in Alix, Alta. Financial turmoil in the United States and the European Union has people consuming fewer pints. “People don’t have disposable income anymore,” said Sutton.

Global beer consumption is actually on the rise, although the rate of growth the last couple years is about half what it was in the early 2000s, according to Canadean, a market research firm for the beverage industry. Consumption increased by 2.4 percent in 2010. The numbers aren’t in for 2011 yet but Canadean expects another increase of 2.9 percent. That is well below the five to six percent annual growth rate experienced throughout most of the 2000s but an improvement on 2009 when sales increased by less than one percent in the midst of the U.S. financial crisis.

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Beer sales are on the decline in North America and the European Union. China is almost single-handedly responsible for the rising global sales. Consumption jumped by six percent in that country in 2010. China, Vietnam, Brazil and other Asian and Latin American countries are expected to be the biggest drivers of growth between now and 2016 but the annual increase in global consumption will probably remain around three percent, said Kevin Baker, beer account director for Canadean. Unfortunately, Canadian maltsters don’t participate in many of those emerging markets, said Phil de Kemp, president of the Malting Industry Association of Canada. In China, the barrier is the large tariff differential between malting barley and malt imports designed to protect the country’s malting industry. “China has been on quite a tear over the last 15 years with respect to building malt plants,” said de Kemp. Chinese maltsters are processing so much barley they are starting to become a competitor in export markets. Canadian maltsters face stiff competition in Asian markets from Australian maltsters who have a substantial transportation advantage into those markets. Japan has long been one of the top markets for Canadian malt but there are emerging problems in that country as well. The Japanese government recently decided to tax full-malt beers at a much higher rate than hipposhu or low-malt beers, sparking consumer demand for the low-malt alternatives. In Latin America, there is stiff competition from Argentina’s emerging malting industry. And in markets like Europe and North America, there is a trend toward declining consumption exacerbated by financial woes in those regions of the world. The Czechs, the world’s leading beer drinkers, consumed 135 litres per capita in 2010, which is well below the 160 litres consumed before the economic crisis in 2008. “There is no question that in the socalled mature markets, beer consumption has stagnated or declined somewhat,” said de Kemp. The myriad of issues in the various markets all add up to a worrisome development for an industry that exports two-thirds of what it produces. Malt exports in 2010-11 were 572,600 tonnes, which is 10 percent below the previous five-year average. Four malting companies in Canada operate six plants with a combined capacity of about 1.1 to 1.2 million tonnes. “Our capacity utilization is down significantly,” said de Kemp. But his members believe that there will be new opportunities in the postsingle desk environment to make inroads into the emerging beer markets. “Hopefully we’re going to be able to focus on some of that now that we’ll be able to deal directly with farmers,” said de Kemp. “I don’t think anyone wants to be just completely dependent on North American domestic sales at all. Certainly that is where we don’t want to go.”





Sailor documents world expedition Round the world tour | Alberta bison rancher writes about adventures on Idlewild BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

It’s been more than five years since retired bison producer Ben Gray and his sons returned to Alberta from their 16-month sailing trip around the world, but the memories haven’t faded. Gray, who recently published a book about their world tour, said he tackled the writing process the same way he sailed around the world — by breaking it into small pieces and tackling it one day at a time. “I found once I got going, I could do it. Then once I got the stuff sorted out, I could go back and edit it and I found I didn’t have all the stuff in my brain at once,” Gray said from his home in Grande Prairie, Alta. “It was a good lesson for me. I’ve had a few big jobs in my life. This was a very good learning experience,” he said. Gray used the ship’s logs, diaries, e-mails and pictures to piece together their story, starting from the construction of the boat in Vancouver and ending with its return Aug. 12, 2006. In between were the boat’s launch at Dunvegan, Alta., on the Peace River May 22, 2005, and the trip down Canada’s northern rivers, across the treacherous Arctic, into the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans and back through Alaska and the British

Columbia coast. While many people have sailed around the world, no one has started their sailing journey in the middle of the Prairies. “We had quite a few firsts on this trip. That’s what made it interesting,” said Gray, who raised bison in the Peace River region’s Silver Valley a re a b e f o re e m b a rk i n g o n h i s adventure. Looking back through his notes, Gray said it would be easy to dwell on the difficulties and challenges faced on the trip, but instead he looks on the trip as a series of adventures. “To me, this expedition was a completely interesting, demanding and fulfilling challenge. With each of the problems we took it one day, then the next day and the next day.” His life experience ranching, working in the oilfield, racing jet boats and flying aircraft gave Gray the courage to tackle a round-the-world trip. “It does require a broad range of knowledge and experience from those types of things and just working your way through it. So many of those challenges may become a roadblock because we don’t dissect them and work through each problem and let them become a wall of problems.” The crew had their challenges from the beginning, starting with navigating the boat through the shallow waters of the Peace River

and then getting past the 16 kilometre-long Vermilion Chutes in northern Alberta. The weather, especially in the Arctic, posed some of the most difficult problems for the crew. The 17-metre boat was stuck on an ice floe for five days, bobbing along with the current before a Canadian coast guard icebreaker pushed it off. The crew of the Idlewild was welcomed at ports around the world throughout the journey. “We were unique to them, doing something they would like to do,” he said. “It was easy for them to invite us into their life because we looked interesting. So often we don’t have that opportunity. If we go as tourists we’re just another tourist, we’re not unique at all. Our trip made us unique. Our boat looked unique.” The boat was built for travel on rivers, the Arctic and as an ocean going vessel. Gray needed to do some fast talking when they were captured by the Russian navy after he didn’t announce his boat’s arrival before sailing into the harbour. They also had their guns loaded and ready while sailing off the coast of Indonesia when a few boats seemed to come a bit too close. Gray said it’s still too early to look back on the trip as a family legacy few people never get to accomplish. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

For almost 25 years Ben Gray has dreamed about designing a boat and sailing around the world. He finally set out in May 2005, returning in August, 2006. He has written a book on his adventures and sells them through his website. | FILE PHOTO “I think of that a bit. I still have the original idea it was just a real challenging, fun thing to do. I still visualize it more before and during than think of it after as a legacy,” he said. “For me, it was just a fun thing and great to go out there and challenge it.” Gray has just ordered his third batch of 300 copies of An Incredible Journey, The Idlewild Expedition, through a Victoria printer. He has given several away to family a n d f r i e n d s a n d s e l l s t h e re s t through his website. He’s also released an electronic form of the book for electronic readers and is finalizing an audio version. “I promised the grandchildren it would be recorded in some form. It’s too big of project not to record.”

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Everyday a battle is waged in the field. “(It’s) a tale of lords, vassals, cheaters and knights,” Agriculture Canada researcher Chantal Hamel said about the positive and negative influences on plant life in the biosphere. She said it’s a subject of interest to scientists who seek to better understand the relationship between plants, their environment and the organisms within the soil, and producers who want to grow more for less. “We want to grow different plants in this environment and the plant that you want to grow, maybe they don’t have the language that the organisms living in the prairie environment can understand,” she told a recent Crop Production Week meeting in Saskatoon. “Maybe it’s possible, by understanding how it works, to use this as a strategy to improve the ability of crops to grow with less inputs — less input of nutrients and less input of chemical product.” She said research has identified bacteria that use hydrogen gas as a source of energy and that also promote plant growth. “Perhaps this hydrogen oxidizing group of bacteria can explain maybe why we have some crops that always benefit more following (certain) crops,” said Hamel. The research could help better

understand nitrogen fixation in plants such as chickpeas. She said hydrogen is a byproduct of nitrogen fixation, which helps these bacteria multiply. That’s of benefit to producers because research shows that, when inoculated with these bacteria, wheat seeds germinate more vigorously. That indicates the bacteria produce a growth hormone. It’s an example of how organisms can “pay tribute to plants.” “We are wondering if these hydrogen oxidizers could be involved in the rotation effect that we see when we grow legumes in rotation with other crops such as wheat,” she said. Ongoing research is examining the possible connection between these bacteria and the positive returns producers see from crop rotations when durum is grown following lentils and peas. “Pulse crops, they tend to be very good hosts for the micro-organism fungi. If we grow canola, for example, this is a very bad host,” Hamel said. Repeated canola crops could deplete the resource, she added. Hamel said flooding can negatively affect the population of these organisms but they are “pretty resilient.” A crop rotation strategy can help boost the population following flooding. “Wheat doesn’t depend much on fungi, but will propagate it, so you can recover your population with a wheat crop, then maybe grow a pulse,” said Hamel. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





Tips on tapping tourists Fruit grower says to make the visit an experience for the whole family BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Agritourism can add value to a fruit growers’ farm, but it’s a long-term proposition. Adding a fish pond, building a cafe and growing a corn maze can all help bring people onto a producer’s farm, U-pick or orchard, but they require cash upfront and returns are slow. It’s not for everyone, G2S Pickin Patch owner Will Stafford told producers at the recent Saskatchewan Fruit Growers Association meeting held as part of Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. “It all depends on your risk tolerance. Mine is exceedingly high,” he said. “Or it’s grown higher. I’m not sure which.” However, it does provide an easy entry point for new operations. “When you look at the cost of farming, if I wanted to be a grain farmer like 90 percent of my peer group, I don’t have that kind of capital,” said Stafford, who continues to work off his farm. “I don’t have $5 million, $6 million, to get that going. I did have like $150,000 to start this process up.” Stafford has 25 acres of wetlands and 35 acres of U-pick strawberries, raspberries, currants, saskatoons and cherries near Meath Park, Sask., on Highway 55. He said the highway is the lifeline of his business. “I need to pull those guys off that road,” he said. Annual average daily traffic data tells him that 1,900 cars can drive by in a day. He said his goal is to pull 0.25 percent of them off the road and onto his farm. Good signs, adequate parking, washrooms, walking/ski trails, a picnic area and even a corn maze, which Stafford has tried, can help make that possible. Once on the farm, the visitors may buy fruit or other baked/preserved products. Stafford estimates he can bring in $16,000 if he meets that 0.25 percent goal every day over a 32 week season. It’s not a huge number, but he’s thinking long term: the number increases as the farm appreciates and the business presumably grows. “I kind of look it as a retirement toy,” he said. “I make enough money that I’m not too worried about my financial future. I’ll have enough. My wife will have enough. My kids should get to school. And I simply like fruit farming.” Mel Annand, operator of Creekside Orchard, told producers to be different. He doesn’t think of himself just as a farmer and a food processor but also as an entertainer. “People seem to have pretty much all the stuff they need these days,” he said. “The thing people still want to spend their disposable income on is experience.” He said he and his wife are trying to create an “orchard culture” that doesn’t exist in Saskatchewan. In addition to the products grown on their farm, they have added an apple cider press and opened a cafe, workaccess=subscriber section=news,none,none

ing with outside chefs and restaurants to promote special suppers. “The cost of the building was significant, but it was a cost I was prepared to bear as part of the overall orchard development,” he said. Originally from southern Ontario, Stafford said he grew up around agritourism, including Ontario’s famous wine country. The industry is much smaller in Saskatchewan: the returns aren’t huge and the business may be more of a hobby. However, he told producers to still approach it with due diligence.

Know your expenses and what it costs to produce a pound of fruit, and incorporate, he said. “It’s your butt saver.” He said producers need more than liability insurance if visitors injure themselves on the farm. “If they sue me, I’m hosed. I don’t have any capital. My corporation does. They could wipe out our corporation and we still have the house. I still own the land. I can still drive my truck. I can still go to work.” If you don’t incorporate? “They take the farm.”

Agritourism can help attract visitors to fruit farms but growers must be willing to spend money to make money, says a U-pick owner. | FILE PHOTO

2011 RBC BEEF SUPREME CHAMPIONS & FINALISTS Canadian Western Agribition would like to congratulate all finalists on a very impressive display of fine genetics.

Female Champion and Finalists

Bull Champion and Finalists

RBC BEEF SUPREME CHALLENGE - CHAMPION FEMALE BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition SOO LINE ANNIE K 9165 Calf at Side: SOO LINE ANNIE K 1008 Exhibited By: Soo Line Cattle Co., Midale, SK. Additional Owners: SSS Angus, Calgary, AB, & Frehlick Farms, Estevan, SK.

RED ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition & Farmfair International RED BAR-E-L KASSIE 3P Calf at Side: RED TNF YOUNG KASSIE 3Y Exhibited By: TNF Red Angus, Riviere Qui Barre, AB. Additional Owners: Northline Angus & Doug & Dot Noad, Ardrossan, AB.

RBC BEEF SUPREME CHALLENGE – CHAMPION BULL CHAROLAIS GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition, Lloydminster Stockade Round-up & Farmfair International CSS SIR GRIDMAKER 2W Exhibited By: Cedarlea Farms Hodgeville, SK., Additional Owners: Char-mo Farms, Leduc, AB & CSS Charolais, Paynton, SK.

BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition SOUTHLAND THRILLER 83X Exhibited By: BAR-E-L Angus, Stettler, AB. Additional Owners: Southland Black Angus & The Thriller Group

LIMOUSIN GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition, The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair & Lindsay Central Exhibition KOYLE TICKLE BRIN 34W Calf at Side: NNK YOUNG BRIN Exhibited By: Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON. Additional Owners: Nordal Limousin, SK. & Nostadt Stock Farms, Maidstone, ON.

SIMMENTAL GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition WHEATLAND LADY 921W Calf at Side: WHEATLAND BULL 124Y Exhibited By: Wheatland Cattle Co., Bienfait, SK.

RED ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition, Olds Fall Classic & Farmfair International RED TER-RON REAL DEAL 01W Exhibited By: Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB Additional Owners: Keith & Joan Adams & Damar Farms

POLLED HEREFORD GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition TH 89T 743 UNTAPPED 425X ET Exhibited By: ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, SK Additional Owners: Haroldson Polled Hereford, Meadow Acres Farms, Phantom Creek Polled Herefords, Brooks Farms, Topp Herefords

BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Olds Fall Classic DMM MISS ESSENCE 37T Calf at Side: DMM MISS ESSENCE 14Y Exhibited By: Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB.

RED ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Olds Fall Classic RED MCRAE’S REBA LEE 53W Calf at Side: RED MILE HIGH REBA 15Y Exhibited By: Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, AB. Additional Owner: Mile High Land & Cattle

SIMMENTAL GRAND CHAMPION – Canadian Western Agribition & Farmfair International WHEATLAND STOUT 930W Exhibited By: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB Additional Owner: Wheatland Simmentals

SUPREME CHAMPION – Prince Albert Exhibition, BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Lloydminster Stockade Round-up HF HEMI 176W Exhibited By: Double F Cattle Co., Parkside, SK Additional Owners: Nielson Land & Cattle Ltd. & Hamilton Farms

BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Manitoba Livestock Expo SIX MILE REAL BEAUTY 803U Calf at Side: SIX MILE BEYOND BEAUTY 124Y Exhibited By: Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK. Additional Owner: Timber Creek Lane Farms, IA.

RED ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Manitoba Livestock Expo RED SIX MILE GLORIA 746W Calf at Side: RED SIX MILE SMOKIN GUN 133Y Exhibited By: Six Mile Ranch Ltd., Fir Mountain, SK.

SUPREME CHAMPION – Interior Provincial Exhibition BELVIN TRES MARIAS CATRIEL 205 Exhibited By: Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB Additional Owner: Tres Marias Ranch

HEREFORD GRAND CHAMPION – Olds Fall Classic FCC 40U SPRINT 6X Exhibited By: Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB.

BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Farmfair International DMM MISS ESSENCE 61W Calf at Side: DMM BUBBA 2Y Exhibited By: Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB.

CHAROLAIS QUALIFIER – Saskatoon Fall Fair MVY WYNONA 95W Calf at Side: MVY WYNONA 39Y Exhibited By: McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, SK. Additional Owner: Dean McAvoy

SIMMENTAL GRAND CHAMPION – Olds Fall Classic RF TORQUE 6W Exhibited By: Outlaw Cattle Co., Hussar, AB Additional Owner: Sevcik Simmental Ranch

BLACK ANGUS GRAND CHAMPION – Farmfair International & Olds Fall Classic DMM CREED 75W Exhibited By: Miller Wilson Angus, Bashaw, AB Additional Owner: Reich Angus






• Each doe can produce 4 litters/ year. Avg. 7 live/litter = 28 rabbits/year per doe

Association wants rabbit producers to multiply

Figures for each rabbit doe: Sell 28 rabbits @ $20 each $560 Less cost of secure enclosure -$90 Less cost of food & 1/10 buck -$65 Total net profit: = $405

Meat demand increasing | The Alberta association hopes a new processing plant will entice producers BY MARY MACARTHUR

• Therefore, 100 does would net $40,500 per year


• Residual income of $20 generated when doe expires and sold for pet food.

EDMONTON — Members of the Alberta Rabbit Producers Association want farmers to hop on over to their profitable industry. Marion Popkin, president of the newly formed association, said 100 does could easily net more than $40,000 a year. The demand for Alberta rabbit greatly exceeds supply, she added. The 25 members of the non profit society raise about 56,000 rabbits from roughly 2,000 does but have demand for five times that amount

• $25 generated for hide when market develops. • A breeding doe may be produced and sold for $50. • Another option may be “rabbit tea,” garden fertilizer produced under direction from an expert organic gardener. Rabbit poop does not need to be composted because it comes ready to use as a food source for plants. Source: Marion Popkin | WP GRAPHIC

for meat and pet food. Does can produce 28 live rabbits a year in Alberta. A four to five pound rabbit sells for about $6 a lb. “It’s profitable right from the get go,” said Popkin during the Wild Rose Agricultural Producers meeting. The rabbit association joined the general farm organization as a way to gain credibility for the industry. “Now we have some validity. It gives us a lot of confidence,” said Popkin. The group is also hoping a new processing plant will help streamline production. A group of rabbit producers and

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other investors bought a former Saskatchewan packing plant built in a portable railway container last spring. It is expected to be operational in May. Having a processing facility dedicated primarily for rabbit will help producers streamline their marketing process. Rabbits are now processed at other plants, but are often bumped off the line by other species. The new plant, based in Valleyview, Alta., has a mandate to slaughter rabbits first and other species second, said Popkin. The plant is 9,000 rabbits short of being a rabbit-only facil-

Rabbit meat is a popular ethnic food, traditionally eaten on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. | FILE PHOTO

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ity, she added. “That is going to accelerate our growth exponentially.” It’s not Canadians’ first stab at rabbit production. The earliest information Popkin can find was about an active group of Angora rabbit producers who supplied wool for boots for the troops during the Second World War. Plants were established in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the late 1980s, but they have folded. The world’s growing population and a demand for inexpensive, fast growing protein make rabbit a natural complement to other slowergrowing species such as beef, Popkin said. She “stumbled” into the rabbit business while waiting to sell a pair of Shetland ponies at an Odd and Unusual sale. She sold the ponies and came home with a couple of pet rabbits. It wasn’t long before she realized the potential market. She bought 60 rabbits and equipment from a retiring producer in 2009 and expanded the flock using more efficient and faster growing genetic stock from the United States. “There was no source of good breeding stock in Canada,” said Popkin, who hopes to give 10 years to building the provincial rabbit industry. Focusing on the meat industry is a high priority, but she said producers can’t ignore the profitable pet food market, which uses ground and whole rabbit. Early trials selling dehydrated ears for dog treats and tails for cat toys have also shown promise. “I never thought when we first experimented with the idea of ears and tails that it would take off as much as the meat has,” she said. Rabbit is not found in most grocery store meat counters, but it is available at some farmers’ markets, delis, hotels and restaurants. David van Leeuwen of Ben’s Meat and Deli in Edmonton said rabbit is popular with his large Dutch clientele. “It’s kind of an ethnic thing,” he said. Most rabbit is eaten on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Van Leeuwen said his mostly European customers don’t look twice at the rabbit or horse meat in his meat counter. Van Leeuwen’s grandfather opened the store 53 years ago and rabbit has been a staple for many years. He said the meat isn’t overpriced: one rabbit costs roughly $30 and will feed a family of five or six. “It’s not outrageous like lamb or buffalo. They’re through the roof.”






U.S. brokerage firm collapse a warning to do homework Canadian rules differ | Avoid problems by dealing with brokers you trust BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

Is your money safe with your futures broker? The MF Global bankruptcy has made it a pressing question for thousands of farmers who use futures to hedge their crop prices. Fortunately for Canadian farmers, brokers here say Canadian rules on how brokers handle margin accounts and other client money tend to be tougher than in the United States. It would be hard for a Canadian brokerage to take money out of margin accounts and shift it to other parts of their business, which is what happened with MF Global, whose bankruptcy saw $7 billion in margin accounts temporarily disappear and some of the money potentially lost. But no system will entirely protect farmers from fraud, so farmers need to be careful with whom they deal, especially with many new players entering the market now that the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly is ending. “It’s the wild west out here,” said Brenda Tjaden Lepp of FarmLink Marketing Solutions about both cash grain buying and futures brokering. “All these companies that are coming in to buy your wheat, how do you know they’re going to be good to deal with?” MF Global was the single most important player in many futures


marketplaces. Its strategy was to be everywhere and be involved in every market. MF Global not only had Canadian clients and was active in Canadian derivatives markets. It was also one of the members of the ICE Futures Canada clearing facility, which transfers money between futures positions every day as they gain or lose value. Canadian authorities seized control of the assets and operations of MF Global’s Canadian wing when the company slid into bankruptcy in the United States in November. After a couple of weeks of anxious unwinding, client positions had been shifted to other dealers and the markets were back to normal. Tight rules in Canada limiting how brokerages handle money in clients’ accounts prevented Canadian clients from losing much or any money. Looser rules in the U.S. allowed MF Global to move money between parts of the company and invest it in riskier assets. When the company collapsed, huge amounts of money appeared to have disappeared from access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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client accounts. Most of that money has since been recovered and 80 percent has been returned to clients. However, some farmers in the U.S. not only had their futures positions sitting in limbo for weeks but also had hundreds of thousands of dollars possibly gone. Ken Ball of Union Securities in Winnipeg said MF Global’s bankruptcy was not only dangerous because of the enormous size of the company but also because it specialized in offering direct futures trading accounts to small clients such as individual farmers. Most companies don’t do that. He wasn’t surprised MF Global had financial trouble as a brokerage because former MF Global clients told him they had extremely low fees. “They were charging a quarter of the lowest commission I’d even consider,” said Ball. Canadian brokerages are overseen by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), which also operates the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). It was the protection fund that petitioned MF Global’s Canadian operations into bankruptcy Nov. 4, with KPMG immediately becoming the trustee. CIPF insures investors against some or all losses from the bankruptcy of a licensed dealer. David Thomas, director of public affairs for IIROC, said Canadian rules are structured to prevent money going missing in the case of a bankruptcy. “We have strong rules in place in Canada that require firms to keep client and firm assets separate,” said Thomas in an e-mail. “IIROC requires firms to keep fully paid or excess margin securities that they are holding on behalf of their clients separate or segregated from the assets of the firm. The segregated securities must be held in trust for the firm’s clients.”’ Ball said the best way to avoid problems is for farmers to deal with people they trust. He said he has had only one call from a client in the wake of the MF Global collapse, and that’s because his clients trust him. “Most I have been dealing with for 10 to 30 years,” said Ball.

While flames from a fire pit lick the sky, three-year-old Ellie Bendickson from Gladmar, Sask., receives assistance from her father, Blair, as she learns to skate on the Big Muddy Lake in southern Saskatchewan on a warm January day. | CARLA FROSHAUG PHOTO

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Alta. rancher donates vehicles to Olds College to mark 100th BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

OLDS, Alta. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Calgary businessperson and rancher has given 100 vintage cars and trucks to Olds College to mark the agriculture schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centennial in 2013. The Jack Anderson collection, worth more than $2 million, includes Ford Model Ts and a 1984 Rolls Royce. The vehicles will be auctioned next year and the proceeds donated to the college to use as it sees fit. Anderson, now 84, gave the Alberta college $1 million in 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I sponsored people to go here and they were very impressed and graduated with glowing reports,â&#x20AC;? he said. No stipulations have been attached to the donation, but college officials speculate the money will be used for new building projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;O l d s C o l l e g e ha s b e e n v e r y responsible in how it has developed and how they use funds in the past, so whatever they do will be for the benefit of the agriculture community,â&#x20AC;? said Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter and ranch business partner, Wynonna Chisholm. Anderson has been collecting and restoring vintage models since he was a teenager. He ranches at Jumping Pound and Cochrane and the collection remains at his home north of Calgary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hobby became my passion,â&#x20AC;? he said. Chisholm said the vehicles were always part of the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we were growing up we could never use the garage because there were always car projects going on it. Dad still canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t park in his garage,â&#x20AC;? she said. Olds College celebrates its centennial next year and is hosting a number of events throughout the year, including an international 4-H conference, national equine events and the world plowing match. A history of the college has also been published. A chapter dedicated to donors included interviews with Anderson, in which he talked about how the idea was formed to donate 100 cars to commemorate 100 years. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


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Ontario beef brand returns to grocer’s shelves Industry, retailer alliance | Loblaw dropped Corn Fed Beef from stores in 2010 but resumed after meat sales slumped BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

LONDON, Ont. — An alliance between Canada’s largest grocery store chain and the beef industry could make Ontario Corn Fed Beef a household name in the province. According to a recent survey, 19 percent of Ontario consumers are now familiar with the brand, including five percent who have bought it. John Vieira, of Strategic Research Associates, which conducted the survey, told cattle producers gathaccess=subscriber section=news,livestock,none

The Corn Fed Beef program gives us an edge.… No one has pushed a farmer-led beef brand as far as we have. We’re the envy of North America. DALE PALLISTER ONTARIO CATTLE FEEDERS ASSOCIATION

ered at the Beef Industry Convention in London Jan. 6 that the brand has the right emphasis: it’s an Ontario product that comes with safety and

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you have to do now is get to the other 81 percent.” Loblaw Companies had previously carried the brand for 19 months before dropping it in 2010. This time it brought the product into 156 Loblaw affiliated stores. “It’s becoming more and more important to work with local suppliers,” said Brad Porter, a senior category director with Loblaw. “It’s not all about getting the lowest price.” Porter credited Ontario Corn Fed Beef for turning around slumping meat department sales.


“For this launch, more than any other, we had the most calls-in and the most excitement generated. Zehrs stores saw an 11 point gain in the five months after Corn Fed was returned to the shelves. Overall, there was a 4.3 point gain at Loblaw affiliates. Corn Fed is regularly featured in the company’s flyers and there are now plans to expand the brand to other locations. Jim Clark, executive director of the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association, said 22,000 animals were directed through the program in August. Weekly numbers have been 3,500 to 4,000 animals. “At some point, we have to move up to 6,500 cattle per week to meet that demand.” OCFA president Dale Pallister said the branding program has improved the Ontario basis. “While our cattle prices have not been high enough, where do you think they would be without the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program?” he said. “The Corn Fed Beef program gives us an edge.… No one has pushed a farmer-led beef brand as far as we have. We’re the envy of North America.” The brand is also marketed through 120 independent Ontario retailers, a regional wholesaler and a small U.S. grocery chain. Clark has been with the program since its inception and has watched it expand from just 25 animals a week in 2001. However, there are challenges. The Loblaw affiliates primarily market middle meats from Corn Fed animals, which is 30 to 35 percent of the carcass. As well, potential swings in the exchange rate worry Clark, who said more animals and producers are needed to keep up with the growing demand. The farmers involved are concerned with the Loblaw decision to move toward a no hormone, no antibiotics policy for their cattle. While the Corn Fed program includes traceability and third-party certification quality assurance, use of hormones and antibiotics are allowed. or 1 888-283-6847 or contact your Bayer CropScience representative. Always read and follow label directions. InVigor® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Bayer CropScience is a member of CropLife Canada.

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Grain firm paints rosy picture for marketing system More efficient | New environment will allow companies to source and deliver grain from producer to port, says Richardson International BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

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The facilities will be designed to provide blended product to farmers and retail fertilizer locations and will be in close proximity to Richardson’s country terminals. Richardson has built two or three of the facilities on a trial basis and plans to open facilities at 10 other retail locations across the West, he said. They will be able to load a B-train with custom blended fertilizer in 10 to 15 minutes. Vossen said there will be challenges as the industry moves forward, but elevator and port capacity for a voluntary CWB will not be as big an issue

as many expect. The wheat board also has access to a network of proxy facilities, including port facilities at Churchill, Thunder Bay and Vancouver, he said. The board has been working with those facilities for years under longterm supply and throughput agreements. “These facilities need the board as much as the board needs these facilities,” he said. Richardson began offering delivery contracts to wheat and barley farmers shortly after Bill C-18 received royal assent in mid-December.

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Changes to Western Canada’s grain marketing system will result in a more efficient grain handling system, faster movement of wheat, durum and barley and fewer delivery bottlenecks at country elevators and port terminals, says the president of Richardson International. Curt Vossen said the Canadian Wheat Board’s traditional methods of calling producers’ grain into the grain handling system were responsible for inefficiencies and delays at country and port facilities. He said the new environment will give grain handling companies greater control over all aspects of grain movement, including car allocation, vessel freight arrangements, on-time delivery of grain and efficient throughput at port facilities. “At our terminal in Vancouver, we don’t handle any wheat board grains today,” Vossen told wheat growers at a recent industry meeting. “The only way that I can get that facility to basically fill and empty every week is to run non-board grains through it almost exclusively. Why do I do that? Because I can manage my logistical pipeline from Point A to Point B.… if I have anyone else in the middle of that continuum, I’ve got a disconnect and I’ve got a problem.” Vossen said the new grain marketing environment, which allows Richardson to source and deliver grain from the producer to the end user, will result in more efficient deliveries and optimize the industry’s total grain handling capacity. “What we see now … is cereals that come into the system, flood the system, wait for a vessel opportunity … and congest space at both the country and port position. You’re going to see less of that in the future, I think.” Vossen also rejected the notion that private companies will balk at the opportunity to sign commercial grain handling agreements with a wheat board that no longer has single-desk powers. He said a critical consideration for all major grain exporters in Canada is access to reliable grain supplies, including those that are contracted through the CWB. “From our perspective, we’re quite happy to work with them, and I know others are as well,” Vossen said. “We’ve offered to (enter) into longterm handling agreements with them based on the same type of dynamic that we’ve had with them in the past. We will continue to co-operate with them and I’m absolutely certain others will as well.” Gord Flaten, the board’s vice-president of marketing and sales, shared a similar view last week during a presentation in Saskatoon, saying the board was negotiating agreements with all grain handling companies and did not anticipate problems in signing contractual agreements. “Grain elevators need volume,” Flaten said. “For those companies to be profitable, they need to generate quite a bit of volume going through their facilities and we can bring them more than they would have on their own.” Vossen said private companies are

vest States, a global exporter based in the United States, recently opened a Canadian office in Winnipeg. In anticipation of an open market in cereals, Richardson is expanding rail car receiving capacity at its terminal in Vancouver and also plans to expand the facility’s storage capacity in the near future. Receiving capacity at the port is expected to increase to 300 rail cars per day from 150. The company will also continue to build high throughput fertilizer blending stations in Western Canada to take advantage of backhaul opportunities.





Opponents to proposed landfill cite water, wildlife concerns FAR LEFT: BFI Canada Inc.’s proposed landfill site near Calgary was chosen for its clay layer. LEFT: Neighbouring landowners gather at the site’s property line on their way to meeting the lawyer who’s helping prepare their intervention at the municipal district rezoning hearing. |


their water. Newell, Taber, Lethbridge, Cyprus, eastern Willow Creek don’t have water.” His family farm has 50 gallons a minute at 80 feet in the water well, and it’s good drinking water. “There’s an abundant aquifer in that area. If you go five miles southeast, they’re on a water co-op because they have no water, maybe one to two gallons a minute. Even four miles north, it’s not as good. It smells like sulfur. “Only three percent of the world has potable water, so why are we destroying where there is water? Why isn’t (Prairie Sky) going out in Newell where there’s no ground water or aquifers? Because it’s too far to haul garbage (from Calgary).… It’s their last chance of getting six quarter sections within 40 miles of Calgary and with a rail line running through it.”

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Dan Pio, BFI Canada’s vice-president and chief operating officer, said the company doesn’t have a Plan B. Wheatland County, closer to Calgary, turned BFI down in 2007, despite an offer of a $2 million gift for recreational facilities. Pio said BFI selected Blackie because long-term water well data show there’s a layer of clay soil to separate the landfill disposal cells from the aquifer, and there’s direct secondary highway access. He said there is no geologically suitable site in the Highway 2 industrial corridor that BFI’s trucks will use to haul from its sorting station in east Calgary to Blackie. “We could in theory construct a site where the (original) ground conditions are not as suitable, but we prefer to start with a geological condition that is very sound,” he said.

The project’s opponents are worried BFI could haul waste from other provinces. The landfill is to take industrial, commercial and multi-family complex waste, toxic household waste and contaminated soil. Malmberg said opponents have a variety of objections to the project. Some point to noise and air pollution and traffic hazards from the 104 tractor trailers and single axle dump trailers BFI estimates would use the highway daily. Others worry that seagulls will displace the many species of songbirds and migrating wildfowl in this major staging area between the Northwest Territories and Gulf of Mexico, and problems with raptors that BFI would introduce to control seagulls. Odour, light pollution and litter are also concerns.


The MD’s application hearing to rezone the land industrial starts Feb. 29. Opposition to the project is partly driven by concerns over farmland already lost in the MD, which recently turned over 1,769 acres to the Town of High River for future growth and another 60 prime acres for plans for a regional field house. Kelly Malmberg has emerged as spokesperson for project opponents. He is manager of agriculture for Vulcan County, farms near the proposed Prairie Sky Resource Centre site and is worried about water. “I’ve sat (at meetings) with my comrades from all the other counties, have-nots with no water,” Malmberg said. “There’s 20-odd counties in southern Alberta and about three-quarters rely on municipal pipelines to get


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BLACKIE, Alta. — A company that wants to build a new landfill in southern Alberta promises to recycle or reclaim everything it can and bury only materials that have no use. However, BFI Canada Inc.’s proposal 65 kilometres south of Calgary in the Municipal District of Foothills involves burying that waste on a 960-acre farm that has a great deal of use. The farm rotates canola, wheat and barley and lies atop an aquifer, a rare blessing in parched southern Alberta where water is a valuable resource. Hundreds of residents in the nearby hamlet of Blackie and on neighbouring farms are fighting BFI’s proposal. They fear the loss of agricultural land and contamination of their aquifer by leachate draining from a stew of waste However, not everyone opposes the project. Other residents look forward to the benefits that would come during the construction phase and the 28 permanent jobs. Lee Hall is on the yes side. He wants work for his family welding and fabrication business. “We feel the benefits to the community, the MD and southern Alberta far outweigh the risks or hazards,” Hall said. “If the requirements laid out by governing bodies are met, we don’t see the issue.”





Long ear fans bid farewell to legendary mule Famous entertainers | Show mule performed tricks and appeared in television commercials BY WENDY DUDLEY FREELANCE WRITER

CALGARY — She will be remembered as one of the greatest mules to have ever competed in Canada and the United States. Known as Horse, the butterscotch molly won more than 300 show ribbons on both sides of the border, taking her place in history as an ambassador for the much-maligned breed. Horse was killed late last year when she escaped from her pasture and was struck by a vehicle. No one in the car was injured, but Horse was killed instantly. Her pasture mate, Pony, survived. Originally from Montana, 30-yearold Horse was living near Seattle, Washington. Horse was a celebrity, attracting crowds along parade routes and drawing cheers as she beat horses in trail riding competitions. Four years ago, she was a member of the championship Battle of the Breeds team that won the annual contest at the Spruce Meadows equestrian centre near Calgary. The team of four mules and their riders beat 12 horse breeds to take the title. Horse and her rider, Deloit Wolfe Sr., of Montana, were founding members of the team in 1999. Winning the title was a career highlight. Horse and Wolfe were also Calgary Stampede parade celebrities, first in 2002 when Wolfe drove Horse in his restored Meadowbrook cart. They won a special judge’s award. The following year, the two paraded in Wolfe’s restored circa-1912 Deere-Webber doctor’s carriage. The two also frequented the mule and donkey show held each year in Tees, Alta. This past year, the Tees show saluted Horse in a special ceremony. “It is so sad,” said Marlene Quiring of the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club. “We had just honoured Horse at Tees this summer. We presented her with a blanket, with her name embroidered on it.” Horse’s winning ways came after access=subscriber section=news,none,none

They educated and entertained a lot of folks over the years. I have no doubt that they are still at it, just some place greener. DELOIT WOLFE JR. SON

years of patient training and many firm conversations. Wolfe bought the molly mule at age seven for $700. She was cranky and refused to do just about everything, biting, kicking and balking at the mere thought of getting into a trailer. “I did a lot of talking, and she did a lot of listening,” Wolfe said at the time. “Whether it was raining or snowing, we went out every day, through the bush.” Gradually, he turned her into a show mule that strolled through drive-in coffee shops and appeared on calendars and in television commercials. She performed tricks, retrieving and bunting an inflated ball between goal posts. She could also be ridden bridleless. Wolfe died two years ago at age 79 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. He and Horse had been partners for 20 years. They first competed in Canada in 1997 at the show in Tees. The pair won every class they entered. The mules, kept on his mountainside Rattlesnake Valley Ranch near Missoula, Montana, were Wolfe’s life. Once he became critically ill, he arranged for his son, Deloit Jr., to take them to his home in Washington state. Wolfe died the day after they left.   “It was one of Wolfe’s dying wishes that Horse appear again at Tees,” said Quiring. “They came back to Tees for one last ride. Deloit felt connected to the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club. He and Horse were members, and they had a positive influence on the club.… He raised the bar by bringing a mule that was so well-trained, and better trained than most horses.” Horse retired following the Tees

The legendary mule called Horse died late last year when she was hit by a vehicle. She had won more than 300 show ribbons, many of them in Canada. Her owner, Deloit Wolfe Sr., rode her to a team championship in the Battle of the Breeds in Calgary in 2008, beating 12 horse teams. Deloit, who lived in Montana, also drove her in the Calgary Stampede for two years. He died two years ago. | WENDY DUDLEY PHOTO show and was turned out to pasture. “I’m thankful the mule was killed instantly and not maimed for life,” said Deloit Jr. “There will never be another mule like our Horse. We still can’t believe she’ s not in the pasture with her friend Pony. After she died, we called a mutual mule friend to take her to a place where all good mules go and bury her.” Walking into the stall and seeing

her toys is still tough, he said. “We have a barn and tack room full of treasures we will cherish forever. For now her big rainbow ball sits deflated over a stall door, but we will continue to try and convince Pony that it won’t eat her if she gets close.” The legendar y mule lives on through a wooden Horse carousel that Wolfe carved months before he died. A retired orthodontist, he en-

sured it was anatomically correct, clipping Horse’s furry winter legs, then measuring her muscles with his dental calipers. The carousel is part of the Holt Heritage Museum at Lola, Montana. “Horse and Dad were an amazing pair,” said Deloit Jr. “They educated and entertained a lot of folks over the years. I have no doubt that they are still at it, just some place greener.”

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Alta. gov’t hears residents’ concerns over land use acts Inadequate compensation to landowners frequently raised at hearings BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Ninety-two people had their say Jan. 17 about Alberta’s controversial land use acts. Ten Progressive Conservative government MLAs and the leader of the NDP opposition listened. The Lethbridge meeting was the last of 10 held across the province at the behest of premier Alison Redford, who made a leadership campaign promise to get input on acts passed by the Ed Stelmach government that raised concerns about protection of property rights. To do that, she appointed a task force chaired by environment and water minister Diana McQueen, with agriculture minister Evan Berger as vice-chair. The task force is focusing on the Land Assembly Project Area Act, the Alberta Land Stewardship Act, the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Act and the Electric Statutes Amendment Act. A common recommendation at the Lethbridge meeting and others in the province was for the government to repeal the acts and start over, this time with adequate consultation. “Mainly the general themes we’ve been hearing across the province have to do with consultation, people wanting to make sure there’s good consultation up front and throughout the process whenever there’s any legislative or policy changes,” McQueen said before the meeting. The task force will present a report to Redford Jan. 31. “It’s really important that we have it done in a timely fashion,” McQueen said. Provincial NDP leader Br ian Mason said there’s a good reason for the meetings and the timeline. “The objective here is obviously not to get the bills right. It’s to fix them so they don’t lose the election,” he said. “Maybe the government will fix them, but it’s only the threat of losing seats in the election that has persuaded them to listen, and that’s not a good sign from a government. It should listen first, then act.” Berger, who spent the fall and winter of 2011 defending the acts in the face of widespread concern from landowners about erosion of property rights, said as agriculture minister he is listening again to those concerns. “It’s a great listening experience because you get an idea what the understanding is for some folks,” he said. “It all comes back to the consultation, compensation and access to the courts.” Concerns frequently raised at the meeting included inadequate compensation for landowners whose land is used for power lines, pipelines and roads. Many said the government hadn’t adequately consulted citizens before passing the acts. Some requested a better definition of property rights and others complained about lack of recourse in the courts when disputes about compensation arose. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


MLAs listened without comment as criticisms rained down on the acts, which McQueen said was a unique method of gathering input. “This evening really is about us not debating legislation with you, it’s not about us clarifying,” she said. “It’s about us being able to listen to what you have to say.”

A group of Albertans gather at a public meeting in Lethbridge Jan. 17 to give their opinions on controversial government land use bills. People have until Jan. 23 to provide input. To do so, they can fill out an online survey at or submit comment by mail, e-mail or phone. | BARB GLEN PHOTO

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Rookie MLA, real farmer fills ag minister seat in Manitoba Manitoba Ag Days | Ag industry officials welcome someone with farm experience and hope he will have an influence at the cabinet table BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Ron Kotyshyn, a cattle farmer from Ethelbert, Man., and Manitoba’s agriculture minister since Jan. 13, spoke to members of the media at Ag Days in Brandon Jan. 17. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO

When Ron Kotyshyn walked to the podium last week at Ag Days in Brandon, several producers in the crowd commented, “he is a real farmer.” They couldn’t have said that about either of his predecessors, Stan Struthers or Rosann Wowchuk.

Kotyshyn, a cattle farmer who used to run a herd of 250 cows near Ethelbert, Man., now operates a smaller cow-calf operation and rents out his grain land to his brothers “I have about 40 cows,” the rookie MLA from Swan River told reporters following his speech. “Five of them need hip replacements, like I had three years ago. So, access=subscriber section=news,none,none

unfortunately, age has got the best of them.” Manitoba hasn’t had an agriculture minister who was a farmer since the NDP took power in 1999, partly because the majority of New Democrat MLAs are from Winnipeg. Kotyshyn said being a farmer does offer a few advantages. “I have a sense of comfort that I can relate to beef producers, for example, on the BSE crisis.” However, he also said it wasn’t a problem that Struthers and Wowchuk weren’t farmers because they were born on farms. Doug Chorney, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, sees it differently. “Having the experience of a real farmer around the cabinet table is going to be a big benefit for future decisions and planning,” he said. “I’m looking forward to seeing his influence on the policies of government.” Manitoba farmers, especially hog producers, have frequently said the NDP government unfairly blames farmers for environmental issues in Manitoba, such as nutrient buildup in Lake Winnipeg. The government passed the Save Lake Winnipeg Act last summer, which bans the construction or expansion of hog barns unless producers install expensive technology such as anaerobic digesters to treat hog manure. Brandon mayor Shari DecterHirst echoed concerns of hog producers and industry representatives earlier this month when she said legislation could jeopardize hog supply for slaughter plants that employ nearly 3,000 people in Brandon and Neepawa. Kotyshyn said Decter-Hirst’s comments are valid, but the government needs to represent the interests of all Manitobans. “We definitely want to get the hog industry back into what it was, historically, but we have some environmental issues we need to address.” He also disagreed that the government has lost the confidence of hog farmers, but added that it must work with producers to make environmental policy “appropriate for all people in the province of Manitoba.”

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• A family of five or six beavers may require 1.2 acres of poplar trees for its winter food supply. • Beavers can reproduce at age two and have one litter each year, averaging three or four kits. Kits are born with fur and teeth and are immediately able to swim. • A typical adult weighs 20 kilograms. • Beavers are monogamous • Beavers will travel up to 250 kilometres to start a new colony at a suitable dam building site. Beavers use their tails as rudders when swimming and as a prop when sitting or standing. • Beavers eat wood, grasses, herbs, leaves of woody plants, fruit and aquatic plants. • The beaver was put on the Hudson’s Bay Company coat of arms in 1678. • The beaver was first featured on a Canadian postage stamp in 1851 and became an official symbol of Canada in 1975. Sources: Canadian Wildlife Service, Knights Canadian Info Collection

All hail Canada’s national animal | Conservationists point to the beaver to deal with water shortages BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

TWIN BUTTE, Alta. — Senator Nicole Eaton may not have considered the beaver’s role in mitigating the effects of climate change when she suggested last year that the polar bear replace it as one of Canada’s national symbols. But yes, to its attributes of being busy, industrious, persistent and a great swimmer, the beaver can legitimately add the role of environmental activist. John Weaver, a biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Montana, lauds beavers. He became more interested in them after researching climate change models that predict higher temperatures, lower snow pack and declining stream flows as the Earth warms. “The more I thought about it, the more I came to water, and I came naturally enough to think about beaver as being really something tangible that we could do in response to climate change.” The usual response to water shortages is to build large dams, which are expensive and tend to destroy habitat without fully benefiting downstream life, said Weaver. Water storage in smaller ponds is a better answer. Enter the beaver. “There’s a natural engineer out there that’s been storing water for millennia, namely the beaver, with a strategy of smaller ponds, more numerous ponds across the landscape,” he said.

Nick Didlick stands on a beaver dam to fly fish for brook trout at a beaver pond in the forestry area west of Morley, Alta. | MIKE STURK PHOTOS “It would be an interesting exercise to determine if all that water stored in beaver ponds, historically, might equate to what we now try to store behind reservoirs.” Weaver’s audience was a group of southwestern Alberta ranchers assembled by the Nature Conservancy of Canada for a social event. Not all of them befriend beavers. “They can be very destructive, there’s no question,” said Shane Hansen, a Cardston County councillor who ranches in Alberta’s deep southwest. “I totally agree with the presenter here that there is a benefit from them, especially upstream,” he said, but it’s hard to be patient when beaver activity floods hayfields or destroys trees in a favourite camping spot. “Nature will fix it, but it takes too long,” said Hansen. However, taking the long-term view is key to Weaver’s support of beavers and their busy building ways. Beaver ponds provide unique habitat that supports other animals, birds, fish, amphibians, insects and plants, he said. Creating a dam spreads water laterally, builds up wetlands and traps sediment that might otherwise degrade

stream and river water. The water is then naturally filtered and cleansed. As the water table rises, adjacent forage becomes more productive for wildlife, trees, plants and domestic livestock. Weaver said a series of beaver ponds, which are created if beavers are left to their own devices, will slow down water flow and act as “speed bumps” to decrease erosion and the risk of catastrophic floods. The water storage these ponds and dams provide is a hedge against drought. As well, beaver ponds capture surface water and release it over time, adding important supply in the drier summer and fall seasons. It is then available for downstream users, be they man or beast. Water that enters the aquifer as a result of beaver ponds stays cooler, and can help lower stream temperatures that might rise with climate change, Weaver said. “The more beaver ponds, the more benefits. Every succeeding pond going downstream is filtering out that much more sediment, storing that much more water.” Weaver said estimates of beaver

populations in North America’s early history range from 60 to 400 million, and they were distributed across the continent. Starting in the late 1600s, beavers were heavily trapped so their fur could be used primarily in hats. The rodents were integral to the formation of Hudson’s Bay Co., the fur trade and the opening and settlement of Canada. Beaver populations were decimated in many areas by the 1830s and by the 1930s they had almost disappeared from Western Canada and the western United States, said Weaver. They now number an estimated 15 million. “The problem from a biological and ecological standpoint is that they’re not as well distributed as they used to be and we’re no longer receiving the ecosystem benefits that beaver had provided,” Weaver said. The beaver dams and ponds may be more important than the beavers themselves to climate change mitigation, he added. The ponds are the functional units that provide the services and the beavers are the engineers. Weaver acknowledged the problems that beavers can cause by damming streams and causing land flooding. However, there are ways to address this through “beaver deceivers,” drainage mechanisms that allow some water to flow from dams without the beaver discovering the method. In this way, water levels can be maintained and the pond preserved for its many benefits. Weaver said he thinks farmers and ranchers better appreciate beavers’ place in their world. “It’s my sense that farmers and ranchers have come to understand the value of riparian areas and healthy streams, and I think it’s a short step from there to understand how those come about. One of the main things is beaver.”





U.S. firm helps Manitoba hemp processor expand Strategic alliance | California investor helps Manitoba Harvest enter health food market BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

There was a time, just a few years ago, when hemp was consumed by only a tiny slice of the population. They were the folks who shopped in organic grocery stores in places like New York and San Francisco. But those days are over, says Deven Clemens, director of finance for Clif Bar, a California company that makes energy bars. There is now a fast growing segment of the population that shops at Costco but still wants to eat nutritious food. That’s why an arm of Clif Bar, called White Road Investments, has injected an undisclosed amount of capital into Manitoba Harvest, a Winnipeg company that manufactures hemp oil, hemp protein and other hemp food. “Our mandate for White Road is to go out and find small companies that are in the healthy and active lifestyle space,” said Clemens. “We know it’s an area that’s growing significantly because we’re seeing it at Clif Bar. We’re growing at 30 percent per year and have been for the last seven years.” Manitoba Harvest is expanding rapidly, with annual sales revenue increasing from $2.1 million in 2005 to $8.2 million in 2010. The company has been on the Profit 100 list of Canada’s fastest growing companies for four of the last five years. “The investment capital and the strategic alignment between Manitoba Harvest and White Road Investments will enhance various points of the supply chain and ensure the rapid growth of Manitoba Harvest continues,” said Mike Fata, co-founder of Manitoba Harvest, who told the Winnipeg Free Press that 2012 sales may exceed $20 million. The hemp seeds processed at Manitoba Harvest’s plant in Winnipeg come from hemp growers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The company’s hemp protein, seeds and hemp milk are sold at natural food stores in North America, but also at Costco, Safeway and Whole Foods. Clemens said Manitoba Harvest’s impressive sales numbers are just a fraction of potential revenue for the company. “Our goal is find to companies that are right in that sweet spot of growth, which might benefit from some of the knowledge that we have.” According to the company website, Clif Bar founder Gary Erickson began selling his energy bar at California bike shops in the early 1990s and had annual sales of $235 million by 2009. “There’s a bigger segment of people who want to take care of themselves and are watching what they eat,” said Clemens. “We live somewhat in a bubble in the Bay area … but we’re noticing it’s happening all across the country, as well.” Manitoba Harvest products fit into that marketing space, Clemens added, because hemp is a tremendous source of protein and beneficial fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6. “Compared to whey, it’s non-dairy access=subscriber section=news,none,none section=news,crops,markets


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(protein), so that appeals to a lot of people that don’t like dairy (products),” he said. “If you actually look at the nutritionals of hemp, it’s a pretty remarkable product. It’s extremely healthy, a great source of protein and people are waking up to that.” Clemens said Clif Bar’s investment won’t necessarily change Manitoba Harvest’s marketing strategy. “Our goal is to help them come into the U.S. and continue to penetrate the (marketplace),” he said. “Our hope is to be able to help them grow.”



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PART II: Educators seek solutions

Agriculture is big business on the Prairies but schools teach little about how food is produced and the opportunities for employment in the field. Last month, reporters Robert Arnason in Brandon and Barb Glen in Lethbridge identified students’ knowledge gaps. This month they spoke with college deans, teachers and other educators about their attempts, and in some cases successes, in taking agriculture to the classroom. BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU


ilk comes from a carton. Beef comes from Safeway. Farmers and ranchers at various agricultural meetings often offer these examples of consumer ignorance and shake their heads about the sorry state of knowledge about food production. But education begins at home and in schools. What knowledge base are young people given in their formative years? The deans of agriculture at three prairie universities say agricultural knowledge varies widely when students enter the post-secondary system, but they generally agree that knowledge about farming, ranching and food production could be improved. “I think the biggest problem with the high school education is that it makes agriculture seem inaccessible, so if you don’t understand agriculture from your personal experience, you are left with a very shadowed experience,” said Mary Buhr, dean of agriculture and bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. “School kids will be very happy to think that they can grow up and learn how to become a brain surgeon. They don’t think they can grow up and learn how to become involved in agriculture because they just don’t understand it.” John Kennelly, dean of agricultural, life and environmental sciences at the University of Alberta, said half the students entering his faculty come from college programs or other university faculties. In effect, they discover agriculture and related science programs after they’ve begun their post-secondary educational journey. When they become interested in nutrition or human ecology or international food issues, the agricultural faculty is the natural fit.

At the University of Manitoba, agricultural and food sciences dean Michael Trevan said lack of understanding about food production also extends to the general population. And it leaves society vulnerable. “To me, the issue is that in the absence of a reasonable understanding of what it takes to move from soil to supper plate amongst the majority of the population, rural or urban, then we have exactly the conditions in which extreme lobby groups can have considerable influence,” Trevan said in an e-mail. He thinks agricultural education should extend throughout the kindergarten to Grade 12 syllabus. Buhr agreed on the need for curriculum improvement. “We’d like to see a more realistic experience of agriculture in the school curriculum because agriculture is all kinds of things. It is indeed farming, but it is many other things as well, and those are very accessible to everybody.” The three deans said students need to be better informed about the diversity of the agricultural field and the fact that many careers and job opportunities are available. “I think really what we would like is to have the schools better able to por-

tray agriculture careers in a way that makes them accessible to the kids,” said Buhr. There are a few roadblocks to that. Trevan said that in Manitoba, a four-year bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences is not regarded as an acceptable entry qualification for the faculty of education “because agriculture is not a ‘teachable’ subject,” he said. “A three-year biology degree, on the other hand, is (acceptable), because biology is taught in schools. I have failed to find out who is responsible for this strange position, but it means that there are very few teachers in Manitoba schools who have had any post-secondary education in agriculture, which of course means it is difficult to get useful material into the curriculum.” Kennelly, a self-described optimist, thinks public interest in food, nutrition and production has renewed in the 21st century, which bodes well

for agricultural education. “People are feeling that there’s something missing in their lives because they don’t really understand their food system. That (desire for) reconnection has caused more people to start looking at agriculture as a career, especially in terms of the international dimension.” All three universities have undertaken ways to better connect with high schools and communities to demonstrate the value of agricultural education and the wealth of job opportunities. Buhr points to a high school outreach program at the U of S in which teachers are introduced to problembased learning from an agricultural standpoint. Saskatoon’s Evan Hardy high school has embraced this program, as one example. “You bring the teachers in, and you show them how to run a problem-based learning module that is really exciting and hands-on for the students, absolutely linked to the

I think really what we would like is to have the schools better able to portray agriculture careers in a way that makes them accessible to the kids. MARY BUHR DEAN OF AGRICULTURE AND BIORESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

right place in the curriculum but happens to use an agr iculture example,” Buhr said. “That’s one way that we’re going about trying to bridge that gap.” At the U of A, Kennelly said the faculty’s 1,500 undergraduates are expected to undertake an “experiential learning opportunity” that reconnects them with schools, the community or business. For example, they might consult on a farm problem or help with an environmental assessment. “Fifteen hundred students can have quite an impact if they’re all outside the university doing something out there with some group or other, so I see that as one piece of it,” Kennelly said. The U of A is considering special programs to give high school advisers a better understanding of agricultural programs. In Manitoba, the U of M built the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre as a way to engage people in agriculture by giving them access to credible information.






Course motivates learning about ag and science BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU


t’s hard to define empowerment, except that it’s one of those feelgood words frequently used by social workers, psychologists and motivational speakers. Regardless of definition, empowerment is an excellent word to describe why Lauren Reynolds, a Grade 12 student at Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon, liked a course she took at the school last year called bioresource management. “(In the course) you’re in groups of six or seven kids … and you’re kind of expected to go out and find (the answers) yourself. Then, report back to your group,” Reynolds said. “And you can’t really ask the teacher because half the time they don’t know either.” That approach to education, creating a classroom atmosphere where students are expected to learn on their own, obviously had an impact on Reynolds because this fall she will study agriculture and bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan. “I’m going to start at the college of agriculture next year and I’m going to take the renewable resource management course,” said Reynolds, who lives near Aberdeen, Sask. “That course (bioresource management at Evan Hardy) is definitely why I’m taking it.” Bioresource management, now in its third year at Evan Hardy, is a Grade 11 course that offers students credits in biology and communications. It teaches students about the connections between soil, water, plants, animals, humans and the economy. However, teachers don’t really teach the course because students are expected to learn on their own and by collaborating with partners in their group, said Evan Hardy teacher Tina Rioux. “Most of the learning that takes place in our building … is a lot of transmission. A lot of the time, (the teacher) is the one that has all the information and we’re going to give that to (the students),” said Rioux, who has taught the course since its inception in 2009. “In this case, we don’t have to be the experts…. As a teacher, it’s hard to relinquish that control, but we feel that’s part of the benefit of the program.” Students in the all-afternoon course are presented with a series of case studies, lasting three to five weeks, which connect the classroom to real world problems. For example, in early January they were working on a case involving chronic wasting disease (CWD), a nervous system disease in deer and elk that can be transmitted to livestock. The students gathered information on their own about CWD using the internet, telephone interviews, newspaper articles and scientific journals and then reported their findings to their classmates. Rioux and fellow bioresource management teacher Sarah Clark also take the students on frequent field trips to meet local experts in fields such as soil science, plant science, veterinary and forestry. Reynolds said the format of the bioresource management course overwhelmed her when she started it in the fall of 2010. However, she grew to love the course once she overcame

Students Lauren Reynolds, Raven Carswell and Bryn Macnab discuss DNA and genetics with Tina Rioux, who teaches bioresource management at Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTO the initial problems of dealing with something new. “From a student’s perspective, you’re learning in a very different way from the usual classroom environment,” she said. “I found I learned a lot more that way.” Clark said the course’s format motivates students and captures their attention. “What I saw, by the end of the semester, was that these students were engaged in what they were doing,” she said. “(It’s) turned something on inside them, more so than what you would see in a regular classroom.” Rioux said the students are barely

recognizable after they complete the course. “When they first start they can barely say two sentences to each other (in the groups. Then) … for them to stand in front of a Grade 10 class with 30 students and talk about their experience in the course, we’re like proud mothers. We’re beaming because we see the growth these students go through.” One of the objectives of bioresource management at Evan Hardy is to convince urban students that agriculture is an attractive career option. Jon Treloar, community liaison coordinator with the U of S’s College of

Agriculture and Bioresources, designed the biology portion of the high school bioresource management course. He said the course forces students to move beyond a perception of agriculture as nothing but crops and cows by presenting issues in the natural world and tying those concerns back to agricultural practices, good or bad. That kind of change in thinking might encourage more urban students to consider a career in agriculture, Treloar said. Rioux said only a few students in the Evan Hardy program have gone on to study agriculture at the university level.

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However, the program is growing, with the number of students in the class increasing from 18 in the first year to 35 in 2011-12. As a result, Rioux said it’s likely there will be more opportunities to get Evan Hardy students excited about a potential career in agriculture and related fields. “Part of the draw for the agriculture community is that these are some of our top students,” she said. “And these are city kids who don’t have a lot of vested interest in agriculture.” SEE MORE ON THIS SPECIAL REPORT ON PAGE 34






U of S ag andbioresources college not just for farm kids Getting the word out | Faculty prepares students for careers in a wide range of endeavours BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU


he University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources is educating its largest class of first year students in the last decade. At 231, the number of first year students is 17 percent higher than 2010, when 198 students were in the first year of the program. In 2009, there were 108 first year students. A strong agriculture economy and possibly a large cohort of Generation Y high school students might explain the surge in enrollment this year. However,

a portion of the credit should also go to Jon Treloar, the college’s community liaison co-ordinator. Treloar has convinced dozens of high school teachers in Saskatchewan over the last four years that despite its reputation as a college for farm kids, the university’s agriculture faculty can also be a route to an exciting and vibrant career for a wide swath of students. “If we can get the science educators a little bit more ag enthused, they’re going to translate that to their students,” he said. Treloar has sold the appeal of agriculture by hosting a professional

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In her Grade 10 science class last fall, Vavra presented a problem in the form of a project, as she asked her students to develop a proposal for a community garden. “They had to do all the work, as far as learning about the soil, the plants, what they wanted to put into the garden,” she said. “They had to do budgeting, fundraising and they had to do a landscape design.” This spring the students will follow up on their proposal by planting a community garden at the school. It’s hard to know if such a problem and a related project will encourage high school students to consider agriculture for a career, but Treloar said anything that establishes a link between science and agriculture should boost interest in the college. “That’s what feeds our program, is the science students.” Treloar said he is now looking for funding to expand the workshops beyond Saskatchewan because agriculture faculties at other Canadian universities have expressed interest. “I would say I’m the only one (in Canada) using this approach.”



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Much uncertainty surrounds the future of wheat breeding in Canada. However, a few things are becoming crystal clear, according to experts who discussed the topic during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. For starters, private companies will become more involved in developing and marketing new wheat varieties in Canada. In addition, governments, seed companies and producer groups should be prepared to significantly increase investment in public and private wheat breeding programs. Failure to do so will result in the marginalization of the Canadian wheat industry, a smaller share of global wheat markets and lower returns for Canadian wheat growers. “To sustain our share in the global wheat market at about 14 or 15 percent … we will have to increase our production by about 35 percent in Canada over the next 10 years,” said Rod Merryweather, a spokesperson for Bayer Crop Science. “Without … innovation, I believe that wheat will ultimately become an orphan crop that we will use as a rotational tool.” Merryweather said private sector companies are eager to invest in wheat breeding, but how quickly they enter the market will hinge on a few key factors. To attract private sector investment, Canada must strengthen its existing plant breeders rights legislation and adopt provisions contained in UPOV 91, he said. Among other things, the UPOV 91 agreement proposes that plant breeders’ rights be extended to 20 years from 15. Merryweather also stressed the importance of public-private partnerships, which would allow private companies and publicly funded breeding programs to share information, genetic material and plant breeding expertise. Garth Patterson, executive director of the Western Grains Research Foundation, agreed that investment is the key to maintaining a healthy wheat industry and increasing producer profits from wheat. The best way to ensure adequate investment is to build partnerships that involve producers, government and private sector plant breeding companies. “We think that Canada is falling behind in what research,” Patterson said. “In order for us to be sustainaccess=subscriber section=production,none,none

Corlene Cook sits in the grain truck with her bundle of grain stalks she picked from a bumper crop of soft white wheat. The 2011 crop averaged 116.8 bushels per acre for the Cooks on their farm near Cando, Sask. New varieties take money and time to develop but the latest genetics, when combined with strong agronomic practices, can deliver profitable results and help Canada maintain its share of the marketplace. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTO

We have to tie all of this information together so that the breeder can interrogate the data and make the decisions in his breeding program. CURTIS POZNIAK UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CROP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

able in western Canadian crop production, we need oilseeds, cereals, pulses and special crops all to be profitable for producers. Otherwise, we get (deviations) in the rotation that can affect our sustainability.” Patterson said Canada invests $20 million a year in wheat variety development, compared to an estimated $80 million in Australia. Canada’s canola industry spends $65 to $80 million a year on varietal development. Patterson said the WGRF would like to see Canada’s total investment in wheat breeding quadruple to $80 million a year, which would include investments by private companies, public funding and producer contributions through agencies such as the WGRF. “We need to increase investment in wheat breeding,” he said. “We’ve said that $80 to $100 million is needed annually in varietal development research and we think the best way to do that is through public-

producer-private partnerships (because) certainly we don’t have the capacity as producers to increase our investment to that level.” Funding issues Patterson said the foundation has initiated discussion with government funding partners and private industry to determine how partnerships are likely to evolve. The foundation is also in the process of revamping producer checkoffs, which could involve higher check-off rates or different collection mechanisms. Decisions on new check-off programs that affect western Canadian cereal growers will be made over the next few years. Curtis Pozniak, a wheat and durum breeder with the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre, said Canada’s public breeding programs have done an exceptional job developing new wheat

varieties for prairie growers. However, he acknowledged that securing adequate funding will be an increasingly difficult challenge, especially if Canadian programs hope to have access to the latest technologies available to plant breeders. Pozniak said plant breeding technologies are advancing rapidly, along with costs and demands on public resources. Technologies such as marker assisted breeding, precision breeding techniques and high-throughput phenotyping facilities are becoming more common. Public programs that fail to stay abreast of new technologies and use new breeding tools will fall further behind their competitors. Pozniak, originally from Rama, Sask., is one of Canada’s lead scientists in an international program aimed at sequencing the wheat genome. The project will result in the development of an unlimited number of genetic markers that will allow breeders to identify useful genes and incorporate them into new wheat lines more quickly and efficiently. Canada’s contribution to the program will be sequencing one of the genome’s 21 chromosomes. Other critical work will include developing advanced bioinformatics programs and databases that enable breeders to manage the huge amount of data being generated. Canada is already developing new bioinformatics tools that will allow breeders to analyze data more effi-

ciently and develop new plant varieties more quickly using marker-assisted breeding. “In the future, we’re going to need better integration of all this information that we’re generating,” Pozniak said. “We have to tie all of this information together so that the breeder can interrogate the data and make the decisions in his breeding program.” Given the cost and complexity of such initiatives, it is unlikely different players in the plant breeding industry could expect to have exclusive access to such tools. Shared investment as well as shared access to both information and germplasm appears to be the model gaining the most traction among stakeholders. Pozniak said Canada’s public breeding programs have done an outstanding job collecting the best wheat germplasm available from a variety of sources around the world. Merryweather said access to germplasm by private breeders will be an important issue. An environment that allows private companies to access public germplasm collections and new public cultivars on a commercial basis will be critical to the development of new wheat varieties that offer traits such as improved nutrient use and enhanced resistance to drought, disease and insects, he added. “I believe that it’s critical to have access to all germplasm on a global basis to create the best varieties possible.”





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Members of the Prairie Grain Development Committee could have a heavy agenda on their hands when they meet in Banff next month to discuss the merits of Western Canada’s newest publicly developed crop lines. Plant breeders from Agriculture Canada’s wheat breeding programs have as many as 16 new wheat cultivars that could potentially be brought forward as candidates for commercial registration in 2012. They include a new midge-tolerant red spring cultivar that has performance similar to another recently registered variety AC Vesper. They also include a new solid-stemmed durum line that could offer prairie durum growers improved protection against the wheat stem sawfly, and a new red winter wheat line that would qualify for select markets and could serve as a replacement for CDC Falcon in the eastern Prairies. New cultivars that are supported for registration by the Prairie Grain Development Committee must be approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency before seed is multiplied and distributed to commercial grain growers. That process normally takes three or four years, meaning it could be 2016 before certified seed for the new cultivars is available to prairie farmers. David Gehl, head of Agriculture Canada’s Seed Increase Unit at Indian Head, Sask., spoke to members of the Saskatchewan’s Seed Growers Association recently and offered a brief glimpse at Agriculture Canada’s most promising new candidates. Gehl said BW455 is a promising, midge-tolerant CWRS cultivar that has yield potential similar to McKenzie and Unity, good straw strength and a good disease package. However, it is still unclear whether the new cultivar will be put forward for consideration because its performance is similar to the midge-tolerant AC Vesper. Vesper was registered several years ago and is expected to be available to commercial grain growers in the spring of 2013. The decision on whether to bring the new line forward for consideration will ultimately rest with the line’s developer, Stephen Fox. “It does look good but whether it’s good enough … we will wait and see,” said Gehl. Another midge-tolerant line from Winnipeg, PT459, is likely to be put forward. W478, a select red winter wheat line developed in Lethbridge, has been identified as a potential replacement for CDC Falcon. In pre-registration testing, it showed yield potential three percent higher than CDC Falcon, similar winter survival and a good disease package that includes resistance to common rusts. Finding a replacement for Falcon has become an important issue to winter wheat growers, particularly those in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba.

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.

The Second Quarter Century

D.R.L. Arnott judging butter in the dairy lab located in the Soil and Dairy Science Building, 1960. Photo from the University of Saskatchewan Archives.

Cereals make up a large portion of the prairie grain crop and higher prices have caused producers to take their variety choices seriously as bigger yields pay off with significant margins. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTO Falcon performs well in those areas but the variety was slated to be dropped from the select classification because of concerns over protein levels and milling quality. Other recently registered CWRW varieties, including Flourish, have already been identified as potential replacements for Falcon and are making their way through the seed multiplication process. Flourish, also developed by the Agriculture Canada program in Lethbridge, is expected to be available to commercial growers as certified seed in the fall of 2013. In durum, two new lines — DT813 and DT818 — have good potential and may be brought forward for consideration, Gehl said. Both lines have conventional straw height and disease packages similar to Strongfield. DT813 has slightly higher yield potential than check varieties. DT818 has slightly lower yield potential than the checks but has a solid stem for protection against sawfly damage. Other Agriculture Canada lines that may be brought forward at the PGDC meetings include: • BW 9 2 7 , BW 9 3 0 , BW 9 3 1 a n d BW932, semi-dwarf CWRS lines that are similar to Carberry but offer yields that are zero to five percent higher than Carberry; • HW021, a hard white spring or CWHWS line with yield potential similar to Infinity, a disease package better than Snowbird and improved quality relative to Snowstar; • HY1312, a semi-dwarf CPSR variety with a five percent yield advantage over check varieties; • SWS416, a soft white spring variety with improved fusarium reaction and yield potential slightly lower than AC Andrew, and; • Four CWRS lines that have yield potential as good as or better than check varieties. The four lines — PT457, PT458, PT459 and PT460

— were all developed in Winnipeg. Three of the four lines are resistant to stripe rust. PT458 and PT460 are rated R for fusarium headblight and PT459 is a midge tolerant line. “We may actually put forward all four of these because they all have a strong package,” Gehl said. Agriculture Canada breeders also have promising barley, oat, triticale and pea lines that could be put forward for consideration next month. Plant breeders at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre also have a list of potential candidates that includes a pair of new durum lines, DT561 and DT562, a hulless food barley HB10313, a crested wheatgrass variety S9240M, a low tannin fababean cultivar and three new lentil cultivars that offer significant yield advantages over current varieties. In pre-registration testing, the extra small green lentil cultivar CDC 286115a showed a yield advantage of six to 20 percent over CDC Milestone, said CDC plant breeder Pierre Hucl. Another CDC lentil line, a small red known as 3160-21, showed a yield advantage of 21 to 39 percent over check varieties. Hucl said the CDC’s new durum lines, DT561 and DT562, went through an extra year of pre-registration testing because extremely wet growing conditions had a significant impact on seed quality in 2010. “Last year, 2010 … was an abysmal year for wheat quality so there were no durum lines brought forward for registration a year ago and a number of them were put back into registration tests for a fourth year, Hucl said. “These two lines are in that situation.” During four years of testing, DT562 showed a six percent yield boost over Strongfield with similar protein. DT561 showed protein levels similar to Strongfield but it matured three days earlier. The CDC also has a number of potential spring wheat lines. access=subscriber section=production,none,none

There were two major changes in the departmental structure of the college during this period: the Department of Agricultural Engineering was transferred to the College of Engineering in 1947 and the Department of Plant Ecology was established in 1949—the first such department at a Canadian university. The College of Agriculture also gained four buildings: in 1949, the School of Agriculture Building (later named Kirk Hall); in 1950, the Soils and Dairy Building (later named the John Mitchell Building); in 1953, the Swine Feeder Barn; and, in 1959, the Animal Husbandry Building (later named the Animal Science building). The period of the early ‘50s marked a change in focus for the college’s research efforts. There was an increase emphasis on the “pure science” approach to research, requiring more sophisticated methods of inquiry and more elaborate technological tools. Researchers needed well-equipped laboratories as well as teams of assistants to conduct the technical work. With this change arose the need for greater funding, and individual researchers in the college stepped up their efforts to find support from provincial and federal agencies as well as from agri-business and private donors. From 1958 to 1963, funding for research from agencies outside the university increased by one-third. This signaled the beginning of a tendency that continues to have a significant impact on the college. In research, cereal plant breeding culminated in the release of Apex wheat in 1937, a rust-resistant variety that made a major impact on Saskatchewan agriculture. Royal, a rust-resistant flax released in 1939, is estimated to have saved the province’s farmers three million dollars in 1943 alone. During World War II, food scientists developed methods that dramatically improved the efficiency of butter production. A joint SoilsChemistry project resulted, in 1945, in the development of isotope tracer methodology, which is now used extensively worldwide and has led to dramatic improvements in fertilizer management practices. In 1951, after a decade of research, agricultural economists produced a study of the benefits of irrigation that paved the way for the construction of the South Saskatchewan River Dam. During the ‘50s, an economical milk replacer for diary calves was developed, and research was initiated that led to the use of rapeseed as an animal feed supplement. In 1960 some 50 hardy fruit varieties adapted to the harsh prairie environment were released, the result of 40 years of intensive selection trial. From College of Agriculture Highlights 1911-1986.

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





Windows constantly evolving to improve energy efficiency ENERGY FIELD



he window has a strong association for humans. It serves as a practical way to look through walls and a metaphorical way to look into the human soul. It speaks to obstruction or transparency when we say, “you make a better door than a window.’’ In architectural terms, windows serve to ensure that we can have shelter but still have the borrowed space of the out-of-doors. While keeping out the cold and the wind, they also allow the warmth and spirit of the sun to penetrate our dwellings. The early windows in buildings were slits or eye holes, mostly for seeing out, as opposed to letting in light. Sometimes they were covered by animal horns, skins or cloth and often protected by shutters. Later, glass was created and small pieces were connected with leading to cover larger openings. This allowed the creation of stained glass windows, artful and sometimes religious. Windows took on new roles. Glass manufacturing became more advanced and a single pane of glass could cover a much larger opening. Dividing bars became decorative. With rising expectations about comfort came the realization that a single pane, while effective at keeping out wind, dust and insects, is still cold, so exterior units, called storm windows, were added. Placing two layers of glass close together and sealing the edges was

determined to be even more effective at heat retention. Sashes, the part that holds the glass, and frames, in which the sashes slide or hinge, were traditionally wood. The big drawback of wood has been maintenance, but this has been resolved by claddings of aluminum and vinyl. Although its market share is half what it was two decades ago, wood is still used primarily in new installations. Windows are available that are made from sustainable forestry wood and are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. If clad, wooden windows are still considered a wise choice by PassivHaus, an international body that focuses on highly energy-efficient housing. Framing performance Aluminum framed windows are still used commercially because of their durability, but aluminum is a great conductor, so heat loss is considerable. As a result, they have dramatically lost their share of the market. Vinyl windows, which have a similar energy performance to wood, now represent about two-thirds of installations because they are economical and easy to maintain. They do have one major flaw, however: a high level of thermal expansion. In other words, they shrink and swell more than the glass they contain, which can cause seal breakage and cracks at corners and connections. The other downside is that PVC is one of the more obnoxious plastics in terms of environmental impact. Fibreglass as a window framing material is about 20 years old, but still represents a small percentage of installations. It is often found in high performance windows. Seal breakage is reduced because its co-effiaccess=subscriber section=production,none,none

ANNOUNCEMENT The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists Provincial Council is pleased to announce Al Scholz, PAg as the new Executive Director, effective January 2, 2012. Al Scholz, PAg is a practicing Agrologist and brings a wealth of domestic and international agriculture and food experience to the position. He has expertise in farm business management and is a regular commentator on current agri-food issues. Les McLean, PAg the former Executive Director is continuing on with the Institute on a part-time basis as Registrar. The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists is responsible for enforcement of the Saskatchewan Agrologists Act and defines professional standards for individuals practicing agrology. It is an organization of university trained professionals that protects the public by ensuring its members are qualified and competent to provide knowledge and advice on agriculture and related areas.

cient of thermal expansion is low, close to that of glass. Fibreglass is expected to outlast PVC or wood, but because the manufacturing process is slow, the windows are likely to remain pricier than vinyl. Glazing and spacing Framing is only part of window performance. The other part is glazing. It is interesting that heat loss is greater if panes of glass are either too distant or too close. The appropriate distance depends on the filler between the panes, from 1/4 inch for krypton to 1/2 inch for air or argon gases. Most windows have air in the space, but in higher performance units it can contain the gases krypton, xenon, or argon, the latter being the most common. Glass coatings have been around for more than 30 years. Low emissivity coatings allow the passage of short wave lengths or visible light, but block the passage of long waves, which are responsible for heat radiation. Sunlight enters the room and strikes objects, but the resulting heat is blocked from exiting. Low-e coating can almost double the performance, expressed in U-factor. The lower the numbers the better. Spacers between panes are also a cause for design attention because they can act as thermal bridges, such as aluminum, or thermal barriers, such as rubber and silicone. The greatest heat loss from buildings is from the movement of air: warm air out, cold air in. As a result, it is essential that window assemblies be airtight. Even the best double or single hung windows or any slider window is not as tight as a hinged window. Divided lites are multiple sections of glass in one integrated window unit and are often used in traditional windows. They are less efficient because the ratio of frame to glass is increased and frames are bigger heat losers. Many new windows have faux divisions, which are bars that appear to divide the glass but are only on the surface. These avoid the heat loss issue, though not the issue of cleaning those small areas.

ABOVE: Coloured aluminum cladding provides no-maintenance protection of exterior wood, while allowing optional exposure of wood grain on the interior. | WILL ODDIE PHOTO LEFT: UV-protected fibreglass has an expansion/contraction coefficient that matches glass more closely than similar looking PVC, with reduced seal and joint breakage. |

Let there be light Windows let in light but not all light is the same. Direct lighting can have a significant impact on heating a building’s interior, which is called solar gain. However, this is not the case with for indirect lighting. Every pane of glass results in reduced light transmission, so there is a good argument for using dual pane windows for direct-lit southern windows and having triple pane for all other directions. Windows on the south side of the house should have different solar heat gain co-efficient ratings than windows for the north, east or west. And when comparing window products, it is important to remember that there is a glass rating and a whole window rating. Installing windows with proper papering and sealing is essential, both to ensure that any water coming down the wall does not penetrate the


wall cavity and cause degradation and to ensure that there are no air leaks. The proportion of window area to wall area is important to building energy performance. Huge banks of windows create extremes for a building’s interior. Hot days and cold nights in winter and truly excessive heat gain in summer are good examples in Western Canada. Good building design allows direct light entry in winter when heat gain is desirable and shading over the windows in the summer, resulting in energy savings in both seasons.

Windows have progressed from having thin pieces of animal horns to triple panes of glass, surface coatings, gas fillings and alternative frame materials. And after all these centuries, not surprisingly, we are still seeking to be comfortable and to see outside, keeping warm, checking on the neighbours and watching the vivid sky as the sun goes down. Will Oddie is a renewable energy, sustainable building consultant with a lifetime interest in energy conservation. To contact Oddie, send e-mail to





Soil contact focus of disc ripper Uniform residue | Organisms better able to break down trash into organic matter BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

FARGO, N.D. — As corn acres increase, so too does the need for tillage implements to handle that tough Bt residue. Some engineers have smashed, slashed and obliterated the stubborn stalks and roots, while others evenly blend the residue into the top few inches of soil. Jim Balstad of Wil-Rich Manufacturing is in the latter group, arguing that it requires less diesel fuel and allows soil organisms to better perform their functions. Balstad debuted a new heavy trash, heavy tillage implement this past fall that is designed for continuous corn field conditions. “We’ve seen that soil to residue contact is the best way and most economical way to break down the residue,” he said. “Most manufacturers design disc ripper style machines with the idea that cut is the most important factor. We’ve found that’s not the case. Mixing is the most important factor. You want a continuous, even trash layer mixed in the topsoil, spread uniformly across the width of the machine.” Balstad said the best bio-breakdown is achieved by uniformly spreading and blending residue with soil. “The last thing you want to see is that pattern of piles, then a bare spot, then piles and another bare spot. “Those piles will still be there two of three years later,” he said. “All their contact is with air, and that just doesn’t do anything for biological breakdown.” The key to building a better double disc ripper is to design it from the point of view of the soil bacteria and B.t. residue. The soil organisms want contact with the residue, and the farmer wants residue in contact with the organisms. Everything on the SoilPro 513 Double Disc Ripper is engineered with that in mind. “Rather than gang style discs at the front, each 28-inch diameter disc is mounted on its own individual C-spring,” Balstad said. “There are two ranks, the first ranks is on a 15 inch spacing. The second rank is also on individual C-springs on 15 inch spacings, but they run exactly between the first gang of discs, so we get a seven and a half inch cut. The front discs run shallower than the rear discs to ensure that all the discs are always in unworked soil. So, all this sizes your stalks and helps take care of the root balls.” Two rows of ripper shanks are mounted at the back on 24-inch spacings. SoilPro is also available with 30 and 32 inch ripper spacings, but Balstad thinks 24 inches leave a smoother surface. The second row of ripper shanks are positioned midway between the front shanks so the combined set covers a 12-inch swath. “It’s got 40 inches between the front row and back row of shanks, so there’s all kinds of clearance for residue flow to prevent those piles. No other machine has that much clearance,” he said.

The ripper shanks are in a W pattern instead of the traditional V pattern, which avoids trash buildup. Discs at the front can work to a depth of eight inches. The adjustment is fully hydraulic and is separate from the shank depth control. The ripper shanks can work to 14 inches. Depth is gauged by the machines wheels. Hydraulics raise and lower the entire frame to set the ripper shank depth. The shanks are protected by a 3,500 pound reset spring. Finishing tools are available to

mount behind the ripper shanks, including a two-bar coil tine basket with flat bars, a three-bar tubular coil tine harrow and a five-bar spike toothed harrow. SoilPro has walking tandem beam axles on the main frame and wings. Balstad said his company has run the SoilPro at ground speeds from four to eight m.p.h. and found that the machine throws dirt too far when it runs too fast for the soil conditions. “We worked it last year in extreme mud,” he said. “Our tractor tires started to lose traction before the

Rather than use the conventional gang mount system, each 28-inch disc on the new SoilPro 513 is carried by its own C-spring. | RON LYSENG PHOTO machine started to sink.” The smallest SoilPro 513 is the 12-foot solid frame machine with five shanks. It requires 300 to 400 horsepower and sells for $50,000. The largest is the 26-foot folding

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machine with 13 shanks. It requires 5 0 0 o r m o re h. p. a n d s e l l s f o r $110,000. For more information, contact Balstad at 701-671-4402 or visit www.

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The front row of shanks of the Turbo-Chopper Triple Chisel penetrate down to 10 inches to loosen soil and B.t. corn root balls. Unique chopping wheels mounted at the back beat and chop on residue and hardpan to leave a smooth surface. | RON LYSENG PHOTOS


Chisel chopper handles hard jobs

Building better midge traps.

Chopping wheels take on hardpan and root balls BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

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Are you looking to have a violent confrontation with your B.t. corn root balls this year or need to deal with flood-toughened dirt? Great Plains Manufacturing of Salina, Kansas, might have the tool for you. The new Turbo-Chopper Triple Chisel features a row of mean-looking chopping wheels at the back designed to beat up on clumps, clogs and root balls and leave a smooth surface ready for planting. “When you’re running tillage equipment designed to pull up hardpan and BT root balls, you’re looking at very aggressive shanks that are bound to leave a rough, uneven surface,” says Larry Lee, territory manager for Great Plains. “So, how are you going to work that smooth? You can go out with a cultivator or a disc with concave blades, but number one, that’s an extra pass. “And number two, as soon as you make that extra pass, you start to create another hardpan layer. We’re supposed to be in the business of eliminating hardpan, not making more of it.” Lee said Great Plains’ new Turbo Chopper Triple Chisel is designed specifically to eliminate that extra pass after ripping up hardpan. He said the new chopping wheels handle all the clumps and clogs. They level the field surface and fill in the trenches. And because they’re mounted to the back of the vertical tillage implement, they eliminate the need for that extra field pass. “So the hardpan layer you’ve just broken up stays broken up through the winter. That’s exactly what you want.” Each chopper wheel is 18 inches in

diameter and has a half dozen 4.5 inch high carbon steel blades. The unique spiral design puts it in constant contact with the soil to maximize cutting and soil mixing. Because the chopper wheels run perpendicular to the front mounted coulters, a crisscross cutting pattern is created so all residue is sized from two directions in a single pass. Up front, the regular Great Plains 22-inch diameter turbo blades are mounted on a tight 10 inch spacing to loosen the soil and remove root balls. “What we’re doing here is vertical tillage. We’re breaking up hardpan. But before you can do that, you have to determine exactly how deep that hardpan runs. Then you go at it right at that level. “We’re typically going down eight to 10 inches and pulling this thing at six to 6.5 (m.p.h.). We do that because we have to fracture that subsurface hardpan.” He said the blades are mounted at an angle to the chopper wheels so the implement can do a better job of chopping residue and still maintain the benefits of vertical tillage. The three-inch square C-shanks are mounted in 211 rubber cushioned cast bearings. The first set of shanks are on 30-inch centres, with 2,450-pound trips. “They’re intended to stay put in the ground and bust up that hardpan. They get down there and re-set that soil profile. “The second set of shanks come along about an inch and a half shallower. They clean up whatever might have been missed by the first set. And then of course, those chopper wheels come along and fill it all in and smooth it out.” For more information, contact Lee at 701-367-1721 or visit access=subscriber section=crops,none,none



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Sheep Auction Sales ...................... 5505 Arcott................................... 5510 Columbia ............................. 5520 Dorper ..................................5527 Dorset .................................. 5530 Katahdin .............................. 5550 Lincoln..................................5553 Suffolk .................................5580 Texel Sheep ......................... 5582 Sheep Various .....................5590 Sheep Wanted ..................... 5595 Sheep Events, Seminars ..... 5597 Sheep Service, Supplies ..... 5598 Swine Auction Sales ......................5605 Wild Boars ........................... 5662 Swine Various ..................... 5670 Swine Wanted ......................5675 Swine Events, Seminars.......5677 Poultry Baby Chicks ......................... 5710 Ducks & Geese .................... 5720 Turkeys ................................ 5730 Birds Various........................5732 Poultry Various ................... 5740 Poultry Equipment ...............5741 Specialty Alpacas .................................5753 Bison (Buffalo) .....................5755 Deer ......................................5757 Elk........................................ 5760 Goats ....................................5765 Llama ................................... 5770 Rabbits .................................5773 Ratite: Emu, Ostrich, Rhea ..............5775 Yaks ..................................... 5780 Events & Seminars ...............5781 Specialty Livestock Equipment............................5783 Livestock Various .................. 5785 Livestock Equipment ............ 5790 Livestock Services & Vet Supplies .................................5792 Lost and Found ........................5800 Miscellaneous Articles.............5850 Misc Articles Wanted ............... 5855 Musical ..................................... 5910 Notices ..................................... 5925 ORGANIC Certification Services ........... 5943 Food....................................... 5945 Grains .................................... 5947 Livestock ...............................5948 Personal (prepaid) ...................5950 Personal Various (prepaid) ..... 5952 Pest Control .............................5960 PETS Registered ............................. 5970 Non Registered ......................5971 Working Dogs ........................ 5973 Pets & Dog Events ..................5975 Photography ............................5980 Propane ................................... 6000 Pumps ......................................6010 Radio, TV & Satellites ............. 6040 REAL ESTATE B.C. Properties ...................... 6110 Commercial Buildings/Land ..6115 Condos/Townhouses............. 6120 Cottages & Lots ......................6125 Houses & Lots ....................... 6126 Mobile Homes ........................6127 Ready To Move .......................6128 Resorts .................................. 6129 Recreational Property .......... 6130 Farms & Ranches British Columbia ..................6131 Alberta..................................6132 Saskatchewan ......................6133 Manitoba ............................. 6134 Pastures .............................. 6136 Wanted ................................ 6138 Acreages .............................. 6139 Miscellaneous ..................... 6140 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES All Terrain Vehicles ................6161 Boats & Watercraft ................6162 Campers & Trailers ............... 6164

Golf Cars ................................ 6165 Motor Homes......................... 6166 Motorcycles ............................6167 Snowmobiles ........................ 6168 Refrigeration ............................ 6180 RENTALS & ACCOMMODATIONS Apartments & Houses ........... 6210 Vacation Accommodations ... 6245 Restaurant Supplies ................ 6320 Sausage Equipment .................6340 Sawmills...................................6360 Scales .......................................6380 PEDIGREED SEED Cereal Seeds Barley ..................................6404 Corn .................................... 6406 Durum..................................6407 Oats ..................................... 6410 Rye....................................... 6413 Triticale ............................... 6416 Wheat .................................. 6419 Forage Seeds Alfalfa .................................. 6425 Annual Forage ..................... 6428 Clover .................................. 6431 Grass Seeds ...........................6434 Oilseeds Canola ................................6440 Flax ......................................6443 Pulse Crops Beans ...................................6449 Chickpeas ............................ 6452 Lentil ................................... 6455 Peas .....................................6458 Specialty Crops Canary Seeds ......................6464 Mustard ............................... 6467 Potatoes ..............................6470 Sunflower ............................ 6473 Other Specialty Crops ......... 6476 COMMON SEED Cereal Seeds ......................... 6482 Forage Seeds .........................6485 Grass Seeds ...........................6488 Oilseeds ................................ 6491 Pulse Crops ...........................6494 Various .................................. 6497 Organic Seed ...........See Class 5947 FEED MISCELLANEOUS Feed Grain .............................6505 Hay & Straw .......................... 6510 Pellets & Concentrates ..........6515 Fertilizer ................................6530 Feed Wanted .........................6540 Seed Wanted ......................... 6542 Sewing Machines ..................... 6710 Sharpening Services .................6725 Sporting Goods ........................ 6825 Outfitters............................... 6827 Stamps & Coins ........................6850 Swap......................................... 6875 Tanks ........................................ 6925 Tarpaulins ................................ 6975 Tenders..................................... 7025 Tickets ...................................... 7027 Tires .........................................7050 Tools ......................................... 7070 Travel........................................ 7095 Water Pumps............................ 7150 Water Treatment ......................7200 Welding .................................... 7250 Well Drilling .............................7300 Winches....................................7400 CAREERS Career Training ........................8001 Child Care.................................8002 Construction ........................... 8004 Domestic Services .................. 8008 Farm / Ranch ............................ 8016 Forestry / Logging .................... 8018 Help Wanted ............................8024 Management ............................ 8025 Mining ...................................... 8027 Oilfield .....................................8030 Professional ............................. 8032 Sales / Marketing .................... 8040 Trades / Technical ....................8044 Truck Drivers ............................8046 Employment Wanted (prepaid) ...............................8050

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Attend Lakeland College’s Ag-Citing 2012, Friday, March 16. Learn about our agricultural sciences programs, tour the campus, chat with alumni and instructors. To RSVP contact Rachel: 1-800-661-6490 at ext. 8579.

CCA TOWN HALL MEETING February 9, 2012, 2:30 PM at the community hall in Pipestone, MB. Beef producers, come and get a first-hand account of the many initiatives the CCA is involved in on your behalf and the progress we are making toward improving industry competitiveness for the long term. Learn more and RSVP at w w w. c a t t l e . c a / t o w n h a l l o r c a l l 403-275-8558. Meetings sponsored by Farm Credit Canada.

1968 CF-WXA CESSNA 150 H commuter, King Nav-Comm, transponder, ADF, 6120 TTSN, cont. 0-200A, mogas S.T.C., normal oil consumption and compression, on cond. Last annual June 2011. Great flyer, flown regularly, ready to go. Hangared at W a l d h e i m , S K . $ 1 6 , 5 0 0 . C a l l Te d 306-832-2016. NEED YOUR CESSNA thrush air tractor wings rebuilt? Phone 204-362-0406, Morden, MB. TWO GOVERNMENT AIRPLANE tuggers w/cab, diesel or propane. 306-668-2020 Saskatoon, SK

1972 CESSNA 172L, 3304 TTSN 1495 SMOH, Narco MK 12D TSO NAV COM, Narco MK 12 O COM, Bendix ADF-T-12C ADF, Yo r k t o n A i r c r a f t M a i n t e n a n c e , 306- 297-7321 Shaunavon, SK.

1969 CESSNA 150 H, TTSN 3845.8 hrs., SMOH 1000.3 hrs., C of A due May, 2012, good glass and paint, good int., 2 new door panels incl, wheelpants, cowl blanket, shoulder harness. All AD’s done. $23,000. Good avionics. 204-845-2418, Elkhorn, MB

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 MGK AERO: LIGHT aircraft and engine parts, satisfaction guaranteed. Altona, MB, 1958 PA18A-150, 2600 TTAF, 503 TTOE, tanks, 1000 gal. fuel tank, chem. pump, annual due Sept/12, skis, full VFR, 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 . 204-324-6088. $69,000 OBO. 250-426-3312 Cranbrook BC $120,000. Will sell separate or all together Call Troy 306-327-8600, Kelvington, SK. Email:







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LYCOMING 0-320E2A chrome cylinder, certified tag, c/w piston and rings, valves and gasket set. Ready to install, $1000. 306-445-3690. North Battleford, SK. Email: 1971 PIPER CHEROKEE, PA28-140, 3530 TTSN, 1480 SMOH, dual Nav/Com, ADF, transponder, dual intercom, always hangared Eston, SK. call 306-962-7795. 2003 DIAMOND DA20-C1; 2006 Diamond DA20-C1. w/GNS 430 and GTX 327 transponder. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB. FEDERAL A2500A skis w/170 rigging, good shape. Phone 306-922-3417 or 306-960-4637, Sprucehome, SK. 1976 PIPER PA-23-250 Aztec “F”, 3135 TTAF, 773 TSO, Garmin GNS 530, full DeIce. Call John Hopkinson & Assoc. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB.

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1974 SKYMASTER P-337G, 2300 TT, engines approx. 600 hrs. SMOH, extensive annual complete, $90,000 firm. Phone Rick Wildfong 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK.

ALLIS CHALMERS W.F. tractor, $2500; Minneapolis UTS, $1500; Ford N8, $2000; Old grain tanks, rebuilt boxes, $1500 each. 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 . 403-534-2482, Arrowwood, AB. 70 STATIONERY ENGINES, magneto’s, igniters and other parts. 306-697-2723, Grenfell, SK. WANTED: 2 MAN CHAINSAWS, also the old heavy weights. Complete but need not run. Any make. 204-749-2118, Miami, MB. ANTIQUE TRACTORS: Large assortment of JD’s: 620, R’s, D’s, G’s, 80. 50 to choose from. 204-522-8140, Melita, MB.

WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calving/ foaling barn cameras, video surveillance, rear view cameras for RV’s, trucks, combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. M o u n t e d o n m a g n e t . C a l g a r y, A B . ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaran403-616-6610, teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. WANTED: JD M for restoration, running or not. Call 204-724-3188, Wawanesa, MB. 1950 DAVID BRADLEY TRI-TRAC restored, blade, $3000 OBO. 403-226-0429, Calgary, WANTED FOR PARTS: JD 65 PT combine, AB. Email: feeder chain and drive belt. Phone John 780-354-8499, Beaverlodge, AB. or email: 1937 JD MODEL BR, complete and in good condition, in heated garage, $5200. Pics available. 250-428-4758, Creston, BC. TUNE-RITE TRACTOR PARTS: New WA4 WAGNER 4 WD engine runs very parts for old tractors. Tires, decals, repro- good. Open to offers. 204-736-4207, duction parts, antiques and classic. West- 204-981-7516, Brunkild, MB. ern Canada Steiner dealer. Don Ellingson, 1-877-636-0005, Calgary, AB. 1952 U MINNEAPOLIS, big fenders, pulley, hand clutch, good tires, needs paint, 1954 FORD JUBILEE NAA, vg condition, runs good. 306-883-2727, Spiritwood, SK. good tires, c/w 6’ blade. Other tractors 20 HP RUSTON OIL elevator engine, 90% available. 403-382-0158, Lethbridge, AB. rebuilt on big homemade cart. SN 2 1948 BOLENS RIDEMASTERS: 1 with C.Y.No.336255, asking $8000. Surrey, BC. moldboard plow, cult., disc. 1 w/rare front Tony at 604-575-6234, mount sickle mower. Ground up restora- WANTED: Minneapolis Moline 706 4 WD tion, $1900 each. 403-226-0429, Calgary, tractor. Also 585 cu. inch Minneapolis MoAB. Email: line engine. 519-666-0289, Denfield, ON

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WANTED: OLIVER HG 42 (Cletrac) or OC3 BORDER CITY COLLECTOR SHOW, Crawler or parts Crawler. 403-548-6637, Lloydminster, SK-AB, March 10-11, 2012. Featuring antiques, farm toys, dolls and Medicine Hat, AB. who knows what else? Mark your calendar NEW TRACTOR PARTS and quality en- now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re celebrating our 20th year with gine rebuild kits, tractor service manuals, more space available for exhibitors in the instructive repairs, also ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manuals. recently renovated Stockade Convention O u r 3 8 t h y e a r. 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 5 3 . 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 306-825-3584 or Brad at 780-846-2977. For doll info call Deb at 780-875-8485. BUYING TRACTOR CATALOGUES, brochures, manuals, calendars, etc. Edmonton AB. Barry 780-921-3942, 780-903-3432.



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1965 SPORT FURY, 2dr. hard top, buckets, console, 318 wide block, $5000. Phone Keith at 306-532-4892, Wapella, SK.



LAND AUCTION: Supreme Auction Services will sell NE-05-18-14-W2nd in the RM of South Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle No. 157 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, February 15th at the Senior Hall, Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle, SK. PL #314604. Ken McDonald 306-695-0121, Brad Stenberg 306-551-9411,

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1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK.

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1948 CHEV 1/2 ton, 5 window, partial restoration, on Monte Carlo frame, have all USED ZAMBONI AND Olympia ice resurfsheet metal, corner glass, set of buckets, ers for sale. Parts, sales and service. etc., $3000 OBO. 306-735-7787, Lang- 403-830-8603, 403-271-9793, Calgary, AB bank, SK, 1957 MERCURY 2 ton truck, exc. cond., asking $1800. 306-946-3806, Watrous, SK. 1965 CADILLAC DE VILLE, 2 door hard top, excellent body, very good interior, driveable but needs trans. seals. Asking HUGE FARM TOY AUCTION: Friday Feb. $6000. 204-859-2437, Rossburn, MB. 10th, Legion Hall, Yorkton, SK. Doors open 4 PM, auction starts at 6 PM. Pictures and 1984 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88, dsl., 2 dr. info. at: or ph: 306-641-5850 hardtop, no rust, never winter driven, exc. running cond., $4000 OBO. 204-766-2643. MCSHERRY GUN AUCTION, Sat., Feb 4 at 9:30 AM, 12 Patterson Dr, StoneWANTED: FORDS 1928 to 1934 in any con- wall, MB. Over 250 guns. Modern, vindition. Contact Mark or Rod toll free at: tage, military, rifles, handguns, ammo, de1-888-807-7878. coys, hunting accessories. All selling unreserved! We accept proxy bids! WANTED: 1970-1973 FIREBIRD or Stuart Trans AM, any condition. 306-862-8518, M c S h e r r y 2 0 4 - 4 6 7 - 1 8 5 8 o r 204-886-7027 Next gun sale: Sat, Choiceland, SK. March 24th, 2012. PBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales bro- contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, now. Next sale January 28, 9:00 AM. PBR, Saskatoon, SK. 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. ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES, Piapot Lions Club 13th Annual Show and Sale at SHELDONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAULING, Haul all farm Maple Creek Armories, Maple Creek, SK. equipment, air drills and swathers. 306-961-9699 Prince Albert SK Feb. 4 and 5th. Info. ph/fax 306-558-4802

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Hwy. Jct. 13 & 39 WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. Weyburn, SK Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 2- NEW 2012 TIMPTE, alum. tridem grain trailers, 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 2 hoppers, air ride, alum. VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM wheels, weights, 11,500 lbs., 11-24-5 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, tires. Feb./March delivery, $49,995. Also 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. recent trade: 2009 Doepker 3 hopper trifarmer owned, vg cond., $43,000. TRUCK PARTS: 1/2 ton to 3 ton; Gas and dem, diesel engines; 4 and 5 speed trans.; single Call Neil 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. and 2 speed axles; B&H, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; and many 2004 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailers. other parts. Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK., Safetied until Sept 2012, 24.5 rubber, new 1-877-585-2300. tarps, new dual cranks, bearings and sprockets on all 4 hoppers. Excellent cond. WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 306-587-7909, Pennant, SK. tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, vans, SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Also large selection of Cummins diesel 2006 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CASTLETON tandem axle open motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone end grain trailer, 76â&#x20AC;? side walls. Esterhazy, Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or Calgary- SK. 306-745-2415 or 306-745-7168. 1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We NEW 2012 TANDEM and tri-axle trailers, have everything, almost. 2 and 3 hopper, air ride, $25,000 up. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.

NEW 2012 tandem axle air ride, 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; open SCHOOL BUSES, 20 to 72 pass., 1991 end, 80â&#x20AC;? sides, air gauges, tarp, warranty, and up, $2500 and up. Phoenix Auto, $32,000. 780-913-0097, Edmonton, AB. TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in 306-858-2300, Lucky Lake, SK. DL 320074 1-2007 WILSON SUPER B; 1-2004 Lode obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought 2006 FORD F450, 4x2, 24 passenger bus, King Super B, steel combo. Both grain for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. 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 . bulkers. 306-648-7766, Gravelborg, SK. WRECKING USED VOLVO trucks: Misc. ax- 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. 2007 LODE-KING SUPER B Prestige, alum. les and trans. parts; Also tandem trailer wheels inside and out, auto greasers, suspension axles. 306-539-4642 Regina SK $57,500. 306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK. 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, new tires, brakes, wipers and serpentine belt. Runs very well, 200,000 kms, blue w/black interior, 4 spd. auto. $2,000. 306-690-5131 Moose Jaw, SK.

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2005 BUICK ALLURE w/On Star, 30,000 kms, immaculate cond, asking $25,000 2010 TIMPTE GRAIN trailer, 102â&#x20AC;?W 84â&#x20AC;?H, OBO. 306-693-9885, Moose Jaw, SK. 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long, 3 axle, air ride, 11R22.5, alum. rims, new drums, rear lifting axle, three unloading shoots, 3 hopper, third hopper at rear axle, exc. cond, new MB safety, $52,000 OBO. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 1999 CANCADE TRI-AXLE grain trailer w / 1 0 â&#x20AC;? u n l o a d a u g e r, $ 1 8 , 5 0 0 O B O. 204-556-2455, Cromer, MB.

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2001 CASTLETON Super B. New tarps, tires and brakes. Good condition. $30,000 OBO. 2005 ULTIMATE EDITION Grand Marquis 403-572-3700, Drumheller, AB. LS, leather, only 22,000 kms, premium, 1 2010 DOEPKER 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, air ride, 24.5 rubber, owner, tax paid, $14,900. Cam-Don Motors fenders, load lights, less than 10,000 kms. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 306-592-4524 306-563-8144 Buchanan SK 2009 DOEPKER GRAIN trailers, white and red, safetied in Sept. 2011. Dual cranks, lift axles, load lights, extra light pkg., half round fenders, $75,500 OBO. 403-820-2857, Drumheller, AB. 2009 LODE-KING PRESTIGE trailers. Ex- WANTED: 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tandem aluminum grain cellent shape. Call 306-494-7131, Kerro- trailer in excellent condition for $20,000 or bert, SK. best. 306-675-4450, Ituna, SK.

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2008 DOEPKER SUPER B Bulker, great shape with new safety. Also in stock, 2012 Super B grain trailers; 2012 Doepker Super B flats and drop decks w/beavertail flip ramps in stock. Many more used and new 2012 trailers arriving daily, many colors to choose from. 1-800-665-6317 More details avail. at

SANDBLAST AND PAINT your grain trailers, boxes, flatdecks and more. We use industrial undercoat and paint. Can zinc coat for added rust protection. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Prairie Sandblasting and Painting, 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK.

1998 MERRIT tandem axle cattle liner. Air ride, nose decking, dog house, good floor in nice condition. $19,500 OBO. Call Shawn 306-662-2002, Maple Creek, SK. 2009 DURALITE 20’ alum. gooseneck, like new, hauled horses only, 3000 miles total, asking $15,000, no tax. Phone Brent 306-232-7810, Rosthern, SK. 1997 SUNDOWNER GOOSENECK stock trailer, 6.5’ high, 20’ bed, asking $8500. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK. MR. B’s TRAILER SALES, Norberts and Rainbow, lease to own. Ph. 306-773-8688, Swift Current, SK. 2009 WILSON 53’ tri-axle, deep back end, partial board kit, exc. cond. 306-741-1459, Swift Current, SK. 20’ NEW FEATHERLITE 8117 alum. stock trailer. 7000 axles, center gate, slider rear door, stock #0221, $13,400. Allan Dale Industries in Red Deer, 1-866-346-3148, or NORBERT 26’ LIVESTOCK trailer, triple axle, steel floor. Call 306-961-4682, Prince Albert, SK. 2002 MERRITT TRI-AXLE cattleliner, air ride suspension, good condition. Call 403-795-2850 for details, Coaldale, AB.

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D.L#909069 2006 CARGOMATE 20’ enclosed car hauler, 5000 lb. axles, side door, rear ramp door, black w/wo inside mtd. 8000 lb. winch, very low miles, like new. 306-666-4807, Golden Prairie, SK. GOOD TRAILERS, REASONABLY priced. Tandem axle, gooseneck, 8-1/2x24’, Beavertail and ramps, 14,000 GVW, $6900; or triple axle, $7900. All trailers custom built from 2000 to 20,000 lbs., DOT approved. Call Dumonceau Trailers, 306-796-2006, Central Butte, SK.

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1990 ARNIES TRI-AXLE single drop lowbed, $25,000. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB.

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2005 TRI-AXLE SCISSOR neck trailer, kicker roll, flip over roll, LED lights, exc. cond., new rubber, only hauled skid shacks, $63,500 OBO. Can deliver. 250-803-4140 or 250-463-4444, BC.

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PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest now own the best. Hoffart Services, 306-957-2033, DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336.

QUALITY USED/CLEARANCE TRAILERS Enclosed, flatdecks, dumps. 20’ 3 place XR sled trailer, helmet cabinet, (2)-3500 lb. END DUMP tri-axle gravel trailer. 2010 Te- torsion axle, rivetless exterior, white alum. chumse (cross country), crank roll tarp, vi- interior. Call Flaman Trailers in Southey, brator, LED lights, new safety, exc. cond. SK., 1-888-235-2626 or visit website $47,500. 306-421-3482, Bienfait, SK.

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NEW 2011 SILVERADO 3500 4 WD Crewcab LTZ Dually, 6L Duramax dsl., black, fully loaded, includes Navigation, XM radio, Command Start and much more, 3000 kms, $60,500 OBO. 306-873-7830, Porcupine Plain, SK.

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2006 F-350 LARIAT Superduty, crew cab, short box, diesel, auto, 4x4, 165,000 kms dark blue. Fully loaded except sunroof, Well Maintained, good shape. Recent dealer work with warranty. Asking $18,900 OBO. 403-654-5935, Enchant, AB. 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,


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2005 DODGE DSL. Cummins 2500, 4x4, SLT, quad cab, 4 dr., auto trans, trailer pkg., fully loaded, exc. cond., like new, 170,000 kms, $23,000 OBO. 306-725-4280, Strasbourg, SK. 1979 GMC 7000, 16’, CIM box, tarp, 427 2005 FORD F-350 LARIAT, tan leather V8, HD 5+2 trans., 10.00x20, air brakes, interior. Only 136,000 kms, runs and $8500. 780-753-6969, Hayter, AB. drives beautifully. Local trade. PST is paid. 1981 FORD F600, 16’ steel B&H, roll Call Michael or Martin at 306-343-0362, tarp, 8.2L Cummins diesel, good cond., Saskatoon, SK. $13,000. 306-592-4700, Canora, SK.






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NEW ARC FAB PLATFORM trailers in stock, 30’, 36’, 38’, 40’ w/woe dolly wheels. Dealer inquiries welcome. Call 2005 GMC SIERRA LSE 3500 HD, 6.6 DuraGary at 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB, max diesel, long box, dual climate control, power everything, very clean. 209,000 3200 GAL. ALUM. tandem axle pup water kms. $20,000 OBO. 403-651-0346, Chestanker, pintle hitch, air brakes, good 22.5 termere Lake, AB tires, c/w mtd. chem handler w/2” Honda 2006 FORD F-150 XLT, 4x4 Super Crew, 1 pump. 306-666-4807, Golden Prairie, SK. owner, 5.4, remote start, tow pkg., box linand cover w/lock, 183,000 kms, very USED MUV-ALL TRAILER, 4860’ model, er $24,900. Contact Maple Farm Equipment, good cond. 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. 306-783-9459, Yorkton, SK. 2006 FORD F350 Lariat dually, crewcab, longbox, loaded with many extras incl. 24’ GOOSENECK TRI-AXLE, 21,000 lbs., new rubber, 136,000 kms, $25,000. $6490. Bumper pull tandem equipment: 306-421-6346, Estevan, SK. 18’, 14,000 lbs., $3975; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3090; 16’, 7000 lbs., $2650. Factory direct. 1-888-792-6283. 1975 MUVALL EQUIP. trailer, 45’x10’6”, 1991 CHEV 3500 1 ton dually, 143,000 self contained hyd. tail and wi nc h, kms, fully loaded, 454 motor, everything in good working order, well maintained. $14,900. 403-224-2265, Bowden, AB. $5500. 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK. WAYNE’S TRAILER REPAIR. Specializing 1996 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLT loaded, PW, in aluminum livestock trailer repair. Blaine PL, PM, power seats, etc., good shape, Lake, SK, 306-497-2767. SGI accredited. new trans, good tires, $4500 OBO. Call Jon at 306-230-2736, Assiniboia, SK. 1997 GMC, 4x4, 6.5 dsl, ext. cab, shortbox, leather seats, c/w 5 Michelin tires, good mileage. 306-382-1241, Saskatoon, SK 1999 FORD F-250 Lariat, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, 2007 DODGE 3500 HD dually, crewcab, auto. Call 306-542-4498 or 306-542-7325, 4x4, 6.7 Cummins dsl, 6 spd manual, Lara- Kamsack, SK. mie, loaded, heated leather, sunroof, chrome pkg, Jake brake, all new tires, WRECKING 1993 Dodge Cummins, 4x4, trailer pkg., 174,927 kms, mint condition, new pump, brakes, engine, transfer case SK truck, $28,000 or will consider truck on and rearend good. Trans. and body shot. Sold as unit, $3500 OBO. Abernethy, SK. trade. 204-564-2527, Shellmouth, MB. 306-335-2777, 306-924-4217. 2010 DODGE RAM quad cab 4x4, Eco eng., 98,000 kms, nice, $19,500. Trades. 306-291-6909, Saskatoon, SK. WANTED: F250-350 crew cab, diesel, 4x4, 2011 F350 SUPER DUTY XLT, 6.7 dsl., manual trans., engine condition unimpor$42,000; 2009 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.4 tant. 306-862-9249, Nipawin, SK. diesel, $26,000; 2008 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.4 dsl., $25,000; 2007 F350 Super Duty Lariat, 6.0 diesel, $19,500. 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.






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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.

ATTENTION: READY FOR sale/lease, 2007 Wilson Brute 48’ alum. combo stepdeck, sliding front axle, ratchets, new 22.5 rubber, new safety, $26,900. Financing info, Gord 306-934-4445, Saskatoon, SK., 306-242-2508


2010 CANCADE DAKOTA CONVEYOR Tridem trailer, two hopper split four ways. Used for one season, fully loaded. Works great for loading air seeder, conveyor removable for rest of season. 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. 2009 TIMPTE 40’ tandem axle grain trailer, 11R24.5 tires, 22,000 original kms, fresh s a fe t y, m i n t c o n d . , $ 3 4 , 0 0 0 O B O . 306-865-7694, Hudson Bay, SK.

GRAIN 2012 W ILSO N TANDEM S.................................. STARTIN G AT..........$3 9,995 .00 (In S to ck) 2012 W ILSO N TRIDEM ...................................... STARTIN G AT..........$5 1,980.00 (In S to ck) 2012 W ILSO N SUPER B..................................... STARTIN G AT..........$89,980.00 (In S to ck) USED GRAIN 2008 W ILSO N SUPER B.............$6 9,5 00.00 2004 CASTLETO N SUPER B.....$4 3 ,980.00 2011 W ILSO N TRIAX LE.............$4 4 ,900.00 1998 W ILSO N TRIAX LE.............$29,900.00 VARIETY O F US ED G RAIN AVAILABLE REN TALS AVAILABLE


2005 LODE-KING SUPER B, all steel open end grain trailers, new rubber, paint excellent, fresh safety, $50,000. Millhouse Farms 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK. 2002 DOEPKER SUPER B, 11R24.5 tires, Hendrickson susp., air ride with guages, fresh MB. safety, alum. slopes, $39,500 Call Ken 204-364-2358, Arborg, MB.


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2007 DAKOTA ALUMINUM Super B grain trailer; 2000 Doepker steel tridem grain trailer; 1991 Fabrex alum. tridem, walking floor, bulk; 2-1991 Arne’s steel hyd. push off trailers; 1987 trail mobile alum. tridem end dump. 204-764-2449, Hamiota, MB.



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1988 IHC 2500, S/A, L10 Cummins, 10 spd., Jake, 2005 18’ CBI box, Michel’s tarp, remote hoist and endgate, exc. cond., $23,000. 403-337-2815, Carstairs, AB.

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2003 FREIGHTLINER FL80 tandem, 7 spd., Cat diesel, air ride, 20’ ultracel BH&T, low miles, US rust free truck, $57,500. 3 FOR SALE! 2001 Freightliner FLD120 double bunk, 550 HP, C15 Cat, 18 spd., 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. f r e s h s a fe t y a l l d o n e , $ 1 7 , 9 0 0 w a s 2005 IH 9400 w/IFX Cummins 10 spd Au- $21,900. 1993 Freightliner FL120, 9 spd., toshift, 12’s and 40’s, A/C, Jake, cruise, al- Cummins L10E, fresh safety, was $15,900, um. wheels, 20’ BH&T, very nice truck, now $12,900. 1979 Old School Freightliner $57,500; 2007 Freightliner, 450 HP Mer- COE8164, 13’ box, 13 spd., fresh safety. cedes, 10 spd., Autoshift w/clutch, 20’ Lots of chrome/ alum. and lots of it, was BH&T, rear controls, A/T/C, jakes, 12/40 $13,900 now $10,900. All prices negoaxles, alum. wheels, $68,500; 2001 Mack tiable. 306-522-7771, Regina, SK. 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 S a s ka to o n Regin a W in n ip eg 18’ BH&T, rear controls, $51,500; 2001 306-931-1911 306-569-9021 204-694-3874 Western Star, ISX Cummins, 10 spd., DL #907370 19-1/2’ BH&T, rear controls, $49,500; 1998 IH 9200, N14 Cummins, 460 HP, 13 N EW AN D US ED GRAIN & GRAV EL TRUCK S s p d . , n ew 2 0 ’ B H & T, r e a r c o n t r o l s , FOR S AL E $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.

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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. 2006 FREIGHTLINER CORONADO, 515 HP Detroit, 13 spd., lockers; 2005 IHC 9400, 10 spd., 450 HP Cummins ISX; 2005 IHC 9200, 450 HP Cummins ISX w/Eaton 3 pedal AutoShift. All with new CIM B&H and tarps. Call 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. DL #316542. AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #316588. 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.

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 2007 K en w o rth T8 00S H Da y Ca b , 430HP C13, 13 s p d , 12/40 a xles , 3.70 ra tio , 11R22.5 tires , 160” W B, 3 w a y lo cks , 743,821 km s 2009 K en w o rth T6 6 0 Da y Ca b , 485HP IS X, 18 S p d , 12/40 a xles , 3.90 ra tio , 11R22.5 tires , 181” W B, 651,203 km s 2007 W es tern S ta r 49 6 4EX , 550HP CAT 68” b u n k, 18 s p d , 12/46 a xles , 3.58 ra tio , 11R24.5 tires , 236” W B, F u ll lo ck u p s , d u a l exha u s t/b rea thers , 1,042,000 km s , recen ten gin e w o rk w ith w a rra n ty & d o cu m en ta tio n . 2003 Freightlin er FL 8 0 Ta n d em Ca b & Cha s s is , 250HP Ca t, 9 S p d , 12/40, 250” W B, 254,000 m iles COM IN G S OON : 2009 K en w o rth W 9 00L Da y Ca b , IS X 485HP, 18 s p d , 13.246 a xles , 3.73 ra tio , 224” W B, 4 w a y lo ck u p s , d u a l exha u s t/b rea thers , 880,000 km s 2007 K en w o rth T8 00 72” ACFT b u n k , C15 CAT , 18 S p eed Au to , 12/46 a xles , 4.10 ra tio , 232” W B, 917,000 km s CALL FOR PRICING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Saskatoon: 1-800-268-4222 Regina: 1-800-463-9333 Winnipeg: 1-800-850-1411 1990 FREIGHTLINER 120, day cab, 18 spd., 46 rears, wet kit, 425 Cat, $8000; 1998 Freightliner 120, Integral sleeper, 18 spd., 46 rears, 550 Cat, air ride, $13,000. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB.


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Self Loading and Unloading Bale decks, from 10 bale units for single axles to 18 bale units for tandem and tri-drives. We will install on your truck or source a truck for you. Order with or without a pup trailer to double your hauling capacity.

3-2009 M a c k CXU6 31, 445 HP M P8, 10 s p A u tos hiftA S 3 3 p ed a l, 12/ 40, 22.5” w heels , 3:70 g ea rs , 215” W B. 70” con d o bu n k s , 651,000 – 784,000 k m . . . $49,900 2007 IH 9900I, 475 HP IS X Cu m m in s , 18 s p , 12/ 40, 3:90 g ea rs , 24.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, 72” m id -ris e bu n k , 1,118,959 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 2006 P e te rb ilt 379L, 475 HP Ca tC15, 18 s p , Ca n a d ia n Cla s s in terior, 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 3:55 g ea rs , 244” W B. 70” m id -ris e bu n k , 1,201,000 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 2006 IH 9400I, 475 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 24.5” a lloy w heels , 3:90 g ea rs , 236” W B. 72” m id -ris e bu n k , 1,239,000 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 2007 Ke n w orth T800, 475 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 10 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B . . . . . . $50,000 2006 IH 9900I, 475 HP Ca t, 13 s p , 12/ 46, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 4:11 g ea rs , 4-w a y lock s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000 2003 IH 7400, 260 HP DT466, 10 s p , 16,000 lbs . fron t, 40,000 lbs . rea r, 224” W B, 4:11 g ea rs , d ou ble fra m e, 254,149 k m , w ith W a lin g a g ra in box w ith PTO blow er, a n d hois t. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 d lr# 0122.

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2005 FREIGHTLINER Columbia, 25,000 kms on new Mercedez motor, 18 spd., Super 40’s, 740,000 kms, new rubber, w/sleeper, $47,000; 2000 STERLING w/3406 Cat eng, 18 spd., 40,000 diffs, 2001 FREIGHTLINER FL120 daycab, 500 sleeper, $18,000. 250-426-2113 between Cummins, 18 spd., super 40 rears, full 8 and 5 PM; 250-424-5592 eves, Cranlockers, wet line, asking $19,500 OBO; brook, BC 1987 Peterbilt, 359 longhood, 425 Cat, 18 spd., best offer. 204-870-2050, Portage la 2005 IHC 9900, 450 HP Cummins ISX, 13 Prairie, MB. spd., mid-rise bunk, 1.1 kms; 2005 IHC 9200, 450 HP Cummins ISX, 10 spd. Ea2001 FREIGHTLINER FLD120, ISM ton 3 pedal AutoShift, mid-rise bunk, 1.3 Cummins engine, 10 spd. trans, 40,000 kms. 306-270-6399 Saskatoon, SK. DL rears, high rise cab, safetied, $10,000. #316542 306-931-2678, Saskatoon, SK. 2007 FREIGHTLINER CLASSIC, 515 De2001 FREIGHTLINER, rebuilt engine, Su- troit, 3-way lockers, 70” mid-roof, 24.5 per B specs, 46 rears, 4 way lockers, 18 rubber, 770,000 kms, asking $58,000. Call spd., Detroit 60 series engine 500 HP, new Dave 306-536-0548, Rouleau, SK. safety, 1.3m kms. $29,500. 306-327-8227, A F F O R DA B L E T RU C K S. C a l l L a r r y at Kelvington, SK. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 2001 INTERNATIONAL 9200, 430-470 Detroit w/Eaton auto shift, new tires w/full FOR SALE BY TENDER: 1997 FL70 senders, good shape, well maintained, Freightliner, single axle, 3126 Cat engine, $20,500. 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK. 13,186 hrs., 347,253 kms, tires 11R22.5, good shape. Disc brakes, AC/cruise con2002 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA, day trol, last safety date: Feb. 3, 2011. Tender cab, C12 Cat, 10 speed, air ride, air cond., open until Feb. 15, 2012 at 5 PM. Please premium, no rust, Calif. truck only send tenders in sealed envelope addressed $34,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. to The Rockglen Co-op Board of Directors, Tender, Box 117, Rockglen, 2002 INTERNATIONAL 9900i, 475 Cat, Freightliner S0H 3R0. Highest tender not neces72” bunk, new tires, fresh safety; Also SK. sarily accepted. 2007 LODE-KING Super B Prestige with a u t o g r e a s e r, a l u m i n u m w h e e l s . MILK HAULING TRUCKS and tankers, cur306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK. rent MVI, in nice condition: 2000 Western Star $25,000; 2006 Western Star $50,000; 2002 STERLING 400 Cat, 9 spd., single 1990 Ford tank, 15,000 litres, $27,000; axle, only, $14,500. 306-946-8522, Wa- 1988 Abby A train, 38,000 litres, $30,000; trous, SK. 1987 Brenner, 24,000 litres, $19,500; 2000 2003 IH 9400i, Cummins 435, 72” bunk, Westmark B Train, 44,000 litres, $70,000. 13 spd., 40 rears, 1.15M kms, $23,000. 250-830-7596, Black Creek, BC. 306-424-2690, Montmartre, SK. REPOSSESSED 2009 Freightliner Cascadia, 2004 W900L KENWORTH, 830,000 kms, DD15, 560 HP, 18 spd., 12/46, full lockers, 550 HP, 18 speed, just did safety. Melfort, only 343,000 kms, lots of warranty left and financing available. 306-242-2282, photos SK. 306-752-5052 or 306-921-9954. Saskatoon, SK 2005 COLUMBIA FREIGHTLINER CL120 Daycab, 515 Detroit, 12 fronts, 40 rears, 10 spd. trans., wet kit, excellent cond. 306-752-2873, 306-752-4692, Melfort, SK TRI-DRIVE, 1999 Paystar 5000, N14, 18 spd, 448,000 kms, long frame, good cond, $49,500. 403-345-3156, Coaldale, AB.





1992 PETERBILT 357 tandem, 525 HP, Cat, 10 spd.w/4 spd. auxilary, AC, air ride, 615,000 kms, Braden winch, vg, only $24,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 1994 FREIGHTLINER, 3406 Cat motor, $14,000 spent on engine, new front tires, $13,000 OBO. 403-823-1894, Morin, AB. 1998 T800 daycab, long WB, heavy spec, owner operator, many new parts, mint cond., $39,000. 403-224-2265 Bowden, AB 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.



SELLING: 1975 FORD 350 Custom one ton, 390 engine, 4 spd. trans., 59,513 orig. miles, front tow bar, rear tow pkg., new rims, tires, carb, etc. $5000 OBO. Ph or text 403-323-8733, Camrose, AB.

1 9 9 8 G M C J I M M Y , l i ke n ew, o n ly CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no ex180,000 kms., routinely serviced, silver in posed screws to leak or metal overlaps. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, churchcolor. $4700. 306-737-3064, Regina, SK. es, pig barns, commercial, arch rib building and residential roofing. For info. call 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK


1998 FREIGHTLINER FL80, single axle w/Courtney Berg 8’x16’x60” BH&T, 8.3 Cummins, 9 spd. trans, pintle hitch. Excellent all around. 306-247-2049, Scott, SK.

2005 INTERNATIONAL 9900 Eagle, new 20’ CIM B&H, 10 spd., UltraShift, excellent condition. 306-621-1631, Yorkton, SK.



CONCRETE MIXER TRUCKS: 1976 Mack DM 600 and 1974 Mack RL685LS, 235 Mack engines with Maxitorque trans, new 11:22.5 rear tires, good 445x22.5 steering tires, 8 yard Yaeger hyd. drive mixers with power lift chute and 3 chute extensions, in-cab mixer controls. Both units with current Sask. safety inspections and presently in use. Price per unit: $12,500. Indian Head, SK, 306-695-3887 or 306-695-7815. TWO 2005 GRAVEL TRUCKS and PUPS, low mileage. 306-536-5055, Regina, SK. OVER 20 FIRE Engines and five ladder trucks in stock. Just out of service in work ready condition. One special foamer truck, near new condition, wrecking six trucks of various makes and models. Winnipeg, MB. Ph. 204-667-2867, fax: 204-667-2932.


SURPLUS GOVERNMENT TRUCKS and equipment. 3/4 ton-5 ton, cab and chassis, service trucks, bucket trucks, etc. ARE and Range Rider canopies and service caps. Saskatoon, SK., 306-668-2020 DL#90871. 2000 VOLVO ROLL off truck, low mileage, safetied, 4 bins like new, pkg. price, $49,000. Winnipeg, MB. Ph 204-667-2867, fax: 204-667-2932.



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2011 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED, 4X4, V6, leather, 11,000 kms! $29,900. Cam-Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. NEW 2011 DODGE Durango, 4x4, 32 MPG, 283 HP, $35,995. Buy for 0 down, $210 biweekly. Wynyard, SK. Phone 1-800-667-4414.

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 BUILDING SALE. Inventory discount sale. 30x40’, 42x80’, 100x100’. Erection Must sell, Will deal. 40 year CAN-AM TRUCK EXPORT LTD., Delisle, SK, available. 1-800-938-3323. 1999 IHC 9200, 60 Se- paint. Source # 1NW. 1-866-609-4621. ries, 13 spd., 40 rears, $15,000; 1998 Fliner Century, 60 Series, 13 spd., 40 rears, $15,000; 1998 IHC 9200, 60 Series, 13 spd., 40 rears, $15,000; 2007 Peterbilt PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, 387, Cummins 530, 18 fronts, 46 rears, licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. 4-way locks, 40” sleeper, 900,000 kms, Moving all types and sizes of buildings. clean truck, $48,000; 1987 IHC 1954 sin- Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK. gle axle tractor, DT 466, 10 spd., $7000; 91994 FLD120, 40” bunk, Series 60, 13-40, new inframe 2009, $15,000; 1996 Western Star daycab 3406, 475 HP, 18-46, 4-way locks, $22,000; 1998 GM 7500 cabover, 3176 Cat, auto, w/22’ van unit, $12,500; 2004 IHC 7600, 325 HP, Cummins, 16 front, 46 rears, auto, air ride, 126,000 kms GOVERNMENT GRANTS, LOANS for new w/new 21’x64” Cancade box, $75,000; and existing farms and businesses. 1999 Freightliner Classic N14, 18 fronts, 1-800-226-7016 ext. 10. 46 rears, wet kit, $18,000; 2001 Volvo cabover, Cummins 325 HP, Allison auto, WORK FROM HOME. Looking for motivated will take 20’ box, $18,000; 2 diesel fuel de- person to help promote wellness company livery trucks available, $18,000 each; 1998 and its ecofriendly products. No selling or Western Star, 475 Cat, 13 spd., 16 fronts, stocking inventory. Will provide the train69,000 rears, w/locks, new CIM 24’ silage ing and tools needed to get started. Visit: grain unit, $80,000; 1975 Ford 8000 gravel truck, single axle w/13’ box, $5000; 1985 for more information. IHC 1954 w/Hydro-Vac unit, only 58,000 DO YOU HAVE an empty barn and want kms, $24,000; Gen sets available. Financ- to raise ducks? For info. ph 780-450-6103, ing available OAC. 780-504-5747, Edmonton, AB. for other listings. DL #910420. MEAT SHOP FOR SALE: Very busy custom cutting, sausage making meat shop. Call 306-441-7569 or 306-445-6652 for more information. Battleford, SK. FURNITURE BUSINESS in growing AB town. Est. business, 50 minutes to Calgary, 30 minutes to Red Deer. Great location! Professionally set up. Buy at inventory cost. Call Dave at 403-556-3992. COMMERCIAL SIGN BUSINESS for sale serving southern Sask. CSA approved sign 2008 E-250 FORD ext. cargo van, only manufacturer. Installation and service pro28,000 miles, 5.4 gas eng., new MB safety, vider for various national and local busivg cond., cage behind seat, AC, heat, elec. nesses. Includes inventory, customer list, windows, tow hitch, $16,000 OBO. Can de- trucks and equipment. $389,000. Building liver. Phone 204-743-2324, Cypress River, available for lease. Serious inquiries only. MB. Email or fax 306-525-3533, Regina, SK. WELL ESTABLISHED GRAIN BIN moving operation. Come complete with all the related equipment. Excellent contacts. Will train. Phone 306-338-8288. HAY HAULING business, incl. PACKAGE BEES and queens from West COMPLETE w/engine heater, 4 truck trains, Au s t r a l i a . T h e o n ly m i t e f r e e b e e s loader w/spare semi. customer list available. March, April, and May delivery throughout SK. Complete throughout Canada. 306-534-2014(B), 204-729-7297. and MB. Plus flax haul. 306-534-4462(H), Spy Hill, SK. PROFITABLE GRAVEL Truck Operation in Regina, SK. Newer equipment. Nice facilities. Retiring. $225,000. 306-536-5055. WANTED: USED BEE equipment (3” nests, MOTEL, THREE HILLS, AB- 26 units, trays, racks, puncher, cell breaker/tum- Owner’s suite. Owner will train. Priced to bler); Also looking for alfalfa to place leaf- sell, $774,900; MOTEL- COALDALE, AB., 14 units, restaurant, tavern, lounge, on cutters on. 403-654-5935. Hwy #3, $877,000; Hotel- Trochu, AB with POLISURROUNDS 690 and 385 with nests. tavern and VLT’s. Bruce McIntosh, Re/Max 7 5 p o l i s h e l t e r s , v a r i o u s m a k e s . Landan, 403-837-2343, Calgary, AB. 204-435-2253, Miami, MB. WELL-ESTABLISHED corral and feedWILL DO STYRO block cocoon removal. lot cleaning business for sale in south M a u r i c e W i l d e m a n 3 0 6 - 3 6 5 - 4 3 9 5 , central SK. Complete line of well main306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK. tained equipment and extensive clientele list. Serious inquiries only to 306-484-4444, Govan, SK. BROOKS BUSINESS: FRAMEWAYS. SupUSED BELTING, 12” to 84” wide for feed- plies and services, includes all equipment ers and conveyors, lots of 30” 1-1/8” and stock. Well established, great location. thick for lowbeds in stock. Phone Dave, Ideal opportunity to add photo services to successful frame shop. Call Brian 780-842-2491 anytime, Wainwright, AB. 403-793-4233, Royal LePage Community NEW SHIPMENT OF used belting, various Realty, 403-362-9700, Brooks, AB. lengths and widths to 70” wide. 306-933-9877, Saskatoon, SK.

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BOOMING BUSINESS in Assiniboia, SK. 3000 sq. ft. car/truck wash with water vending. Completely upgraded and renovated. Low maintenance. $650,000 OBO. 306-640-8569. OWN YOUR OWN Business. 56 yr old leader in health and wellness industry looking for online trainers. Flexible hrs, work from home. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY for motivated owner operator/entrepreneur in the portable toilet business, offering turn-key operations including equipment, supplies and training, administration etc., financial arrangements. Call 877-664-5005 ask for Carter. WELL ESTABLISHED AG BUSINESS, supplement your income with seasonal work, owner retiring, serious inquiries only. Reply to: Box 2008, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4. LIVESTOCK AND HAY Hauling business for sale, B.C. and AB. Call 250-567-2851 or 250-567-8689 for info, Vanderhoof, BC. THRIVING BUTCHER SHOP for sale. Excellent turn-key operation. Large client base. Price reduced! Owners retiring and can’t keep up with this busy business. Excellent health and inspection record. For more info. phone 780-339-3968, Tomahawk, AB.

DIMENSIONAL HARDWOOD lumber, quarter cut Oak, Elm, Black Walnut, Hickory, Edge Grain Fir, quarter cut Cherry. Limited quantity. Inventory at 511- 3rd Street, Davidson, SK. 403-318-7589 (AB cell.) ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” 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, 2003 STERLING TANDEM dump truck, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. 345,000 kms, fresh safety and service, rebuilt 13 spd. Fuller trans, air ride cab, fuel CEDAR AND PINE LOG CABIN LOGS, efficient Mercedes engine, engine brake, Sidings. T&G V joint paneling. Fir flooring, NEED A LOAN? Own farmland? Bank says solid truck, $65,000 OBO, offers consid- beams, special orders. Rouck Bros, Lumby, n o ? I f y e s t o a b o v e t h r e e c a l l 1-866-405-1228, Calgary, AB. ered. 403-826-8161, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. BC. 1-800-960-3388, 1967 THIBAULT FIRE TRUCK, Class A pumper, 840 gal./min. Hail pump, 750 gal. tank, new rubber, manual electric, 6 cyl. Wakashaw engine. Send written tenders to Village of McLean, Box 56, McLean, SK. S0G 3E0 or by Noon Feb. 8, 2012. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Call Dan 306-529-8194.


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650 JD DOZER, new unit ready for work with operator and truck to move it if needed. Wide pad machine. Call Gord at 780-878-3515 or 780-910-2120 AB. 4T CONTRACTORS INC. Custom fencing, mulching, corral cleaning and bobcat services. Metal siding and roofs. Will do any kind of work. 306-329-4485, 306-222-8197, Asquith, SK. NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, payloader, Bobcat w/rubber tracks, vertical beater spreaders. Custom fencing. 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $1800; 160x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $2600; 180x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $3000; 200x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $3400. Saskatoon, SK, 306-653-3473, 306-222-8054. BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective way to clear land. Four season service, competitive rates, multiple units. Borysiuk Contracting, 306-960-3804, Prince Albert, SK. WE FIX FARM EQUIPMENT and brake jobs on vehicles. 2 miles north of Ponteix, SK. 306-625-8014, 403-363-9621. EXPLOSIVES CONTRACTOR: Beaver dams, rocks, stumps. Reasonable rates. Northwest Demolition, Radisson, SK. Phone 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. BUSH CLEARING and dugouts. Dozer and trackhoe combo. Perfect winter for it, minimal snow and frozen ground. Serving southern SK. Vos Industries 306-529-1875

CAT D9H, S/N 90V05973 w/cab, ripper, angle dozer, $77,500; 1987 10 man camp, 2 side by side, 12x54â&#x20AC;&#x2122; units, $27,000; 125 KW genset, S/N 4B13394, w/Cat 3303 eng $19,500; 2500 gal. heated water shack $17,500. Rod 780-918-1499, Leduc, 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. 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. TRACK EXCAVATORS: 2005 Link Belt, 330 L X , c / w hy d . t h u m b ; 2 0 0 3 H i t a c h i EX270LC, c/w hyd. thumb; 1995 Cat 325L, c/w hyd. thumb. 2004 Case 580SM series II, 4x4, loader backhoe; 2008 NH L170 skidsteer. 780-361-7322, Edmonton, AB. JCB 214 LOADER/BACKHOE, 2004, excellent condition, low hrs. 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB.

NORTHERN BRUSH MULCHING Can clear all fence lines, brush, trees or un220 SINGLE PHASE Hobart bandsaw wanted bush. Competitive rates. Call w/stainless steel roll top. 306-748-2839, Reuben 306-467-2422, Duck Lake, SK. Neudorf, SK. FREE IRON AND steel scrap removal from BANDSAW BLADES: wood, metal, meat, farm yards. 403-363-3736, Brooks, AB. custom made. Steelmet Supply, Saskatoon, 1-800-667-3046. MEAT SHOP FOR SALE: Very busy custom cutting, sausage making meat shop. Call 306-441-7569 or 306-445-6652 for 1972 TAYLOR W-30-W0M forklift, 30,000 more information. Battleford, SK. lb. capacity, mast type 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, lift height 188â&#x20AC;?, MEAT CUTTING FACILITY- to be moved. 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; carriage width, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; forks, Detroit diesel, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; walls. On cement slab. Tin sid- 4700 hrs. Unit is fully operational and can ing. New shingles. 20x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cutting room. b e t e s t e d a t a n y t i m e . $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 . 22x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cooler w/rails. 8x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk-in freez- 306-483-5055, Oxbow, SK. er. Complete with all equipment including Butcherboy 2 HP band saw and 5 HP grind- EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Excavators, Dozer. Asking $60,000. Dale 204-734-0620 or ers, Loaders, Compactors, etc. Conquest Equipment, 306 483 2500, Oxbow, SK. John 204-734-3365, Birch River, MB. 2005 JCB 535-125 telehandler, 1640 hrs., 8000 lbs. to 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; max lift height, 4x4, 4 wheel selectable steering, powershift front stabilizers, aux. hyd., full cab FARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS trans., very nice! $61,900. Call Jordan We also specialize in: Crop insurance ap- w/heat, peals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. Custom operator issues; Equipment mal- CHAMPION GRADER PARTS, Model function. Qualified Agrologist on staff. Call D600 to 760, 1972 to 1986, engines, trans, Back-Track Investigations for assistance hyd. pumps, etc. Call Wes 306-682-3367 regarding compensation, 1-866-882-4779. leave message, Humboldt, SK. ON HAND: 19 skidsteers, 12 backhoes, 9 telescopic lifts, 17 loaders, 2 crawlers, 3 excavators, 1 grader, 2 Ditch Witches. Website: or phone 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. 2009 HYUNDAI HL740-7A wheel loader S/N #LF0710084, CAHR, 2.5 yd. bucket, 3rd valve hyd. quick attach bucket, 20.5x25 radial tires, 785 hrs., $99,000; 2005 VOLVO L90E wheel loader, S/N #L90EV66850, CAHR, 3.5 yd. bucket, quick attach bucket, 7500 hrs., $105,000. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK. 1979 INTERNATIONAL TD 20 SERIES E crawler, canopy, recent work good cond. TIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOWING: Heavy and light towing, $35,000 OBO 306-744-2256, Saltcoats, SK. boosting and recovery, scrap removal. REYNOLDS HYD. 14 YD. SCRAPER, 306-269-7556, Foam Lake, SK. tractor mount; Cat 463; Cat 80 flat bowl; Cat 70 flat bowl; 2- Cat 60 flat and round bowl; B.E. 8-11 yard, only $5000. Hundreds of hyd. cylinders. Large stock of used scraper and loader tires. 10- Sheepsfoot packers SP and PT. 5- 11 and 13 wheel PT Wablee packers. Central Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest wreckers of older construction equipment. New and used parts for most makes of heavy equip. 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. 1984 D65E KOMATSU dozer, bush ready, recent UC, powershift, $36,000 OBO. 306-752-3655, Melfort, SK. â&#x20AC;&#x153;PIC K A C A N â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A N Y C A N â&#x20AC;? 2001 HITACHI 230LC-5 excavator, c/w WBM quick attach, hyd. thumb, w/60â&#x20AC;? cleanup bucket. Service records from new, $70,000. 306-736-7855, Kipling, SK. WANTED: CAT PRESS with adapter to work on D6C and D6D final drive and pinion and Spanner wrench #7F936. 306-422-6196, Hoey, SK. S P EC IALIZIN G IN H AN D LIN G 1981 CASE W20B wheel loader, well mainLOAD ED C ON TAIN ER S tained, $23,500. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, G ra in , furn iture , ve h icle s , co n s tructio n MB. & b uild in g s upplie s e tc. CAT D6D, EXCELLENT condition comes C ON TAIN ER S ALES AN D R EN TALS with angle dozer and winch. All s ize s a s w e ll a s cus to m b uiltco n ta in e rs . 780-307-5948, Rochester, AB. Lo a d a n d un lo a d fro m o th e r trucks o r ra il ca rs . Plea s e ca ll fo r m o re in fo rm a tio n CAT HYD. EXCAVATOR 322-BL, hyd. thumb, 60â&#x20AC;? cleanup bucket, 42â&#x20AC;? dig bucket, KEN SEBASTIAN Cat walk. 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. EX TR EEEM E TR AN S P OR T C OR P OR ATION 3 CAT D2 Crawlers, hyd. A dozer, tow P O Bo x 147 La m pm a n S K S 0C 1N 0 winch, PTO assembly, sold as a pkg., 306-421-7 7 5 0 $12,900; Cat 931 Crawler loader; Cat D4C Em a il: m a ilto :b ye s e b @ h o tm a m Crawler w/A dozer; Cat 977 20A Crawler, loaded; Cat D6B Crawler w/front and rear dozer blades; Cat 933 42A Series Crawler; Cat D4-7U w/Cat A dozer; Cat D7 oil clutch, A hyd. dozer and rake; Cat D7E 48A TAYLORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TUB GRINDING, running an Crawler w/75 dozer, new rails and cutting H1100 E haybuster. Simpson, SK. Call edges. Central Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest wrecker of Dean 306-963-2264 or 306-946-8530 cell. industrial equipment. Ph: 204-667-2867, JIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster fax: 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. with 400 HP, serving Sask. 306-334-2232, CASE EXCAVATOR: 2005 CX210, air, Balcarres. heat, pattern selector, w/quick attach, dig and clean-out bucket, 5400 hrs., exc. cond. Call Brent at 306-629-7778, Herbert, SK. CUSTOM ELECTRONIC DESIGN. Auto- 1981 TITAN 3000 wheel loader, 8 cyl. mation, control systems, web enabling, Cummins, 250 HP, 5 yd. bucket, nice and design for manufacture. Contact Radi- shape, ideal for farm use, $29,000 OBO. cal Electronics at 306-384-8777 or visit 306-567-7080, Craig, SK. WANTED: TD 45 Volvo engine in good shape. Call 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. MULCHING - TREES, brush, stumps, etc. 12 years of enviro friendly mulching. Visit ALLIS CHALMERS D grader, running dition. 306-648-8061, Gravelbourg, SK. COLLIE CREEK CATTLE. Will custom winter feed calves on alfalfa silage ration and can also grass calves for summer 2012. Excellent pasture, rotational grazing. Can feed and grass 400-500 head. Call Ed 306-696-7461, Broadview, SK.


WANTED: CUMMINS 855 and Detroit diesel V8 71 for parts. 306-735-2939, WhiteN E W 1 0 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A N D 1 2 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; B I G D O G B OX wood, SK. 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. FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL NEW HEAVY DUTY V-DITCHERS now motor sales, service and parts. Also sale available. Quick Drain Sales, 306-682-4520 of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of pumps, generators, phase converters, etc. or cell 306-231-7318, Muenster, SK. Tisdale Motor Rewinding 1984 Ltd., 306HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A- 111 80, and 435, 4 - 20 yd. available, rebuilt Ave., Tisdale, SK. for years of trouble-free service. Lever Holdings Inc., 306-682-3332, Muenster SK JD 892D EXCAVATOR for parts, S/N F F 8 9 2 0 6 0 0 6 2 1 7 2 ; D 9 H d o z e r s S / N ROTARY PHASE CONVERTERS, provides 9 0 V 0 7 6 0 4 , w / r i p p e r $ 6 0 , 0 0 0 , S / N instant 3 phase power. Lowest prices guar90V08627 w/winch $30,000. 2- D8H doz- anteed. Ideal for industrial and agricultural ers: S/N 46A15864, S/N 46A11699, applications, certified equip., full warranty. $22,000 ea. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB. 1-866-676-6686. 1982 740 CHAMPION GRADER, good operating condition, c/w service manual and extra parts, $22,500; Massey forklift, 6000 lb., presently using, $6250. 306-939-4554 or 306-731-7235, Earl Grey, 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. LOWBED 40 TON Willock, new tires, deck and wiring. Good condition. 306-276-2393 or 306-276-7757, White Fox, SK. 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DECK WITH Hiab picker plus PTO plus pump, $4900. 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK.

DIAMOND CANVAS SHELTERS, sizes ranging from 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide to 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide, any length. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB.

ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull behind large 4 WD tractors, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; blade widths available. Call C.W. Enterprises, 306-682-3367, 306-231-8358, Humboldt, SK,

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

2005 CASE 850K LGP dozer, 3200 hrs., 6-way dozer, winch, full brush canopy, $90,000. 780-712-0368, Edson, AB. 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. 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. F O R PA R T S : 1 9 6 5 C AT H D - 1 6 - D . 306-792-2272 evenings, Springside, SK.

SKIDSTEER ATTACHMENTS: Available. Call us with your needs, Conquest Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. CLIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some FOR SALE: 2 Ford 300 natural gas engines, 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 . o n e w i t h 1 5 K W g e n e r a t o r. C a l l 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. 403-548-9347, Bow Island, AB. 2003 CASE 75XT, 2761 hrs., 57 HP, hand controls, auxiliary hydraulics, quick attach bucket and pallet forks, rubber- 60%. Nice shape! $13,900. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB.

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WANTED: 400 FORD MOTOR to fit a 1976 AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. 2003 D85E21 KOMATSU, twin tilts, bush 2007 CASE 580M 4x4 Extend-a-boom hoe, Ford F-350 auto transmission. Phone For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. equipped, cab/air/heater, ripper, 4200 hrs 620 hrs., c/w 3 buckets (frost, finishing, 306-576-2283, Wishart, SK. mint cond. 306-272-4382, Foam Lake, SK. digging), $85,000 780-712-0368 Edson AB PARTING OUT OVER 20 graders. 2- JD SKIDSTEER: 2000 Bobcat 863, 3880 hrs, 26/(56$6. 770A; 1- A/C M100, Cat 112 and 212; 2- cab with heat; Also two S150â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Conquest 3+   Cat 12E; 4- Champ 562; -4 Champ 600; 4- Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. )$;   Champ 720; 2- Champ 740; 1- Wabco 777; 2- A/C Model D; 1- Austin Weston; 1- Ga- CAT 966H, 962H LOADERS, w/scales, lion T-600C. Phone: 204-667-2867, fax: low hrs., financing OAC. Cedar Rapids )$&725<',6&28176817,/-$18$5<67 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. wash plant, 4 conveyors, stacker, genset, %22.($5/<)25*8$5$17((''(/,9(5<  priced to sell. 403-837-2343, Calgary, AB. WANTED: GENERAL PURPOSE loader bucket, 94-98â&#x20AC;?, 2 to 2.5 yd. capacity. 306-862-8518, Choiceland, SK.

2008, 4000 gal. milk tank and complete dbl. 8 parallel parlor c/w meters and takeoffs, etc. John 403-740-5488, Stettler, AB. 1998 CAT 426C BACKHOE, 4WD, cab, extend-a-hoe, auxiliary hydraulics, quickconnect for rear bucket, 1250 lb counterweight, AC/heater, 5533 hrs. $38,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515, 1996 CAT 416B loader/backhoe, 8892 hrs., 4x4, extend-a-hoe, full cab w/heat, 24â&#x20AC;? digging bucket, excellent condition, $29,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. NEW PORTABLE TOILET SALES for Five Peaks Technologies products. Call 5 Peaks Distributors (Western Canada) Inc ., Toll Free: 877-664-5005, Cell: 403-680-0752 EXCELLENT SELECTION Used skidsteers, track loaders, fork lifts, zoom booms, mini excavators. Visit for more details, specs and prices. Glenmor, phone 1-888-708-3739, Prince Albert, SK. ROME PLOW AND KELLO DISC blades and bearings, 24â&#x20AC;? to 42â&#x20AC;? notched disc blades. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. CASE 550, LGP, 6-way dozer, winch, low hrs., Phone 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. CAT D8H, angle blade, direct elec. start, powershift, fair UC, drawbar, $18,000. Call 780-349-0587, Westlock, AB. TELEHANDLER: 2003 Manitou MLT 633 LS, 5800 hrs, cab, heat, AC. Conquest Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK WANTED: WRIST-O-TWIST for 215 Cat excavator. 204-623-5031, The Pas, MB.

INTERNATIONAL 6.9 ENGINE complete, $2500; Cummins 290 complete, $1000. 204-263-5344, Pine River, MB. 290 CUMMINS; 350 Detroit; 671 Detroit; Series 60 cores. Call: 306-539-4642, Regina, SK 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. DIESEL AND GAS ENGINES for tractors, combines and swathers. JD, IH, Perkins, Cat, Ford. Early and late models. One year w a r r a n t y. P h o n e 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 5 1 5 . WANTED: TD 45 Volvo engine in good shape. Call 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. REMANUFACTURED DIESEL ENGINES: GM 6.5L, $4750 installed; Ford/IH 7.3L, $4950 installed; New 6.5L engines, $6500; 12/24v 5.9L Cummins; GM Duramax. Other new, used, and Reman diesel engines available. Call 204-532-2187, 8 AM to 5:30 PM Mon. to Fri. Thickett Engine Rebuilding, Binscarth, MB. USED, REBUILT or NEW engines. Specializing in Cummins, have all makes, large inventory of parts, repowering is our specialty. 1-877-557-3797, Ponoka, AB. DIESEL ENGINES, OVERHAUL kits and parts for most makes. M&M Equipment Ltd., Regina, SK, Parts and Service, 306-543-8377, fax 306-543-2111.


















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GRAIN RING, 65,000 bu., 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide; Also, Kello-Bilt 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep ripper. Phone 403-315-9213, Burdette, AB. WESTEEL, GOEBEL, grain and fertilizer bins. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919.




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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 BAG EXTRACTORS new and refurbished for sale or for rent. Refurbished units starting at $14,900. Call us today for a free on farm demo. Flaman Sales, Saskatoon, 1-888-435-2626 or 2004 WESTEEL MAGNUM L. 72 ton cap, no rust, $12,500. Also, 70 tons of 28-0-0 fert. in bin. Can be sold as pkg. Call Jon 306-230-2736, Assiniboia, SK.




SDL HOPPER CONES. Prices starting at 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, BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS double top band, slide gate on nylon rolland accessories available at Rosler Con- ers. Optional skid base, aeration, freight extra charge. 306-324-4441, Margo, SK. struction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. BINS, LEGS and various feed mill equip. LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stockfor sale. For more info. please call ing dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid 204-638-5840, Dauphin, MB. Openers, 18â&#x20AC;? to 39â&#x20AC;?. Rosler Construction BINS FOR SALE: 6000, 4500, 4000, 3300, 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. and 3000 bu. bins on new wooden flat bottom floors. 306-631-8308, Moose Jaw, SK LEIER AG LTD. New authorized V-BIN dealer! All sizes avail. Grain, Fertilizer, Feed Bins all options upon request. Call today 306-537-6241, Sedley, SK

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NEWER FERTILIZER BINS, wind damaged, steel 120 tonne, Epoxy lined. Sidewall and roof damage. Hopper and skid base good. Offers. 780-745-2121, Rivercourse, AB.

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. Ph 306-324-4441 or cell 306-272-8383. NEW BIN DESIGN- Twister has a new Wide Corr bin design: 4â&#x20AC;? corrugated sheets give you more vertical strength. Bin capacity now up to 73,090 bu. See your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 for more info. LIMITED QUANTITY of flat floor Goebel grain bins, at special prices. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919, Saskatoon, SK.

GREAT CAPACITY, 300 TON/HOUR 1 BUSHEL CLEAN UP AT THE END OF THE BAG. FULLY WINDS UP GRAIN BAG CHABOT IMPLEMENTS Neepawa, MB 204-476-3333 Steinbach, MB 204-326-6417 F.V. PIERLOT & SONS Nipawin, SK 306-862-4732 GREENFIELD AGRO SERVICE Rosetown, SK 306-882-2600 KROEKER MACHINERY Winkler, MB 204-325-4311 MARKUSSON NEW HOLLAND Emerald Park, SK 1-800-819-2583 MARTODAM MOTORS Spiritwood, SK 306-883-2045 MOODYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S EQUIPMENT LTD. Saskatoon, SK 306-934-4686 Perdue, SK 306-237-4272 Unity SK 306-228-2686 Lloydminster, SK 306-825-6141 Kindersley, SK 306-463-2335 Olds, AB 403-556-3939 High River, AB 403-652-1410 Balzac, AB 403-295-7824 NYKOLAISHEN FARM EQUIPMENT Kamsack, SK 306-542-2814 Swan River, MB 204-734-3466

PARKLAND FARM EQUIPMENT North Battleford, SK 306-445-2427 REDVERS AGR. & SUPPLY LTD. 306-452-3444 ROBERTSON IMPLEMENTS (1988) LTD. Shaunavon, SK, 306-297-4131 Swift Current, SK 306-773-4948 SCHROEDER BROS. Chamberlain, SK 306-638-6305 TWEED FARM EQUIPMENT Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake, ND 701-662-7522 Medora, MB 204-665-2260 WHITE AG SALES & SERVICE Whitewood, SK 306-735-2300 AR-MAN EQUIPMENT Vulcan, AB 403-485-6968, 1-866-485-6968 BILLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FARM SUPPLIES INC. Stettler, AB 403-742-8327 CAOUETTE & SONS IMPLEMENTS St. Paul, AB 780-645-4422 FOSTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AGRI-WORLD Beaverlodge, AB 780-354-3622, 1-888-354-3620

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BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new and used sea containers, all sizes. 306-220-1278, Saskatoon, SK. 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK. 2008 CASE 4020, 330 HP, auto, 70’ flex air, 2000 hrs., $192,000; 4x4 2002 AgChem, 306-933-0436. 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, KEHO/ OPI STORMAX/ Grain Guard. For $38,000; 1997 Loral, AirMax 5, $57,500; sales and service east central SK. and MB., 1996 Loral AirMax 5 bed w/chemical bins, c a l l G e r a l d S h y m ko , C a l d e r, S K . , 8700 hrs., $33,500; 1996 Mertz 2 bin w/chemical bins, $37,000; Wilmar semi 306-742-4445, or toll free 1-888-674-5346 tender, 2 axles, $31,500; 2001 Case 3 KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales wheeler, 70’ booms, $67,000; 1999 Loral and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call w/Super 10 spd., 3020 new leader spinner 306-868-2199 or cell: 306-868-7738. bed, $43,000; 8 ton Doyle vertical blender, 40 HP, $17,500; 5 ton Tyler blender, 40 KEHO, STILL THE FINEST. Clews Storage HP, $7500. Northwest largest used selecManagement/ K. Ltd., 1-800-665-5346. tion of fertilizer equipment 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. TWIN 1750 AMMONIA unit on 1989 8000 75’ D&R CONVEYOR, drive over, 13” belt, Ford, NEW CERTIFICATION, Blackmer end drive PTO. For more info. phone Joe pump with scale, $32,000; 1994 F7000 Blackmer w/meter, single 2500, $24,000; 306-353-4415, Riverhurst, SK. Flexi-Coil 300B 41’ Raven, harrows, carbon 2011 BATCO CONVEYOR, 1845, w/elec. knives, $9000. 403-472-1944, Beiseker, AB motor mounting kit and wind guards. Reg. $19,225, Demo Special $15,250. Phone FOR ALL YOUR 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. BATCO CONVEYORS, new/used, grain augers, Rem grain vacs, SP kits. Del. and leasing available. 1-866-746-2666. BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” end units available; Transfer conveyors and bag conveyors or will custom build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK.

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CONTROLLER FOR CO-OP Chinook air tank, 19’ HAUL ALL drill fill, approx. 250 bu. new never used. $500. 204-736-4207, grain and 6 tonne fertilizer compartments. New fertilizer auger flighting 2 seasons 204-981-7516, Brunkild, MB. ago, some rust on bottom of fertilizer compartment, good shape. $2500 OBO. 306-945-2074 306-232-7860 Waldheim SK VALMAR 6600 PTO fertilizer spreader USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4 ton to w/2nd metering system, large tires, 60’ 8 ton, 10 ton tender $2500, 16 ton tender booms. 204-483-2004, Souris, MB. $5900. CUSTOM BUILT 1200 gal. liquid fert. cart, 204-857-8403, Portage la Prairie, MB. twin cyl. pump, large tires, $5500. Phone 306-461-9656, Macoun, SK. FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS- 8300 Imp. gal., get yours now! Contact your nearest Flaman location or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit


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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. SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS. Innovative Hawes Agro auger movers, elec. clutches, bin sweeps, reversible gearboxes and all makes of engines. Call Bob at Hawes Industries, toll free 1-888-755-5575, your #1 auger dealer in Canada, for great cash prices. Regina, Saskatoon, Semans. RETIRING: 13”X70’ Wheatheart auger, hydraulic mover, $11,500. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon, SK. AU G E R S : N E W / U S E D . Wheatheart, Westfield, Sakundiak augers, Auger SP kits, Batco conveyors, Rem grain vacs, Wheatheart post pounders. New/used, good prices, leasing available. Call 1-866-746-2666. 2007 FARM KING 13x70 swing auger, hyd. mover, like new, $14,000; 2003 Buhler Farm King 10x36 auger, Wheatheart mover, 15 HP single phase motor, $8,000. Both one owner. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK.

2009 FARM KING 13x70 swing away grain a u g e r, e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n . P h o n e 306-563-4462, Canora, SK.


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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, 10”X60 BRANDT AUGER and a 7”x46 Farm King auger. 204-546-3154, Grandview, MB.





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306-228-297 1 o r 1-87 7 -228-5 5 98 w w w .fullb in s upe rs e n s o m SALE: WHEATHEART AUGERS: BH 8x41 w/mover, clutch, 27 HP motor, reg. $12,780, cash $11,100; BH 8x46 with mover, clutch, 27 HP Kohler, reg. $13,200, cash $11,500; BH 8x51 with mover, clutch and 30 HP, reg. $13,500, cash $11,750; BH 10x41 with mover, clutch and 35 HP Vanguard, reg. $14,300, cash $12,500. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK.

2011 J&M 875-18, tarp, 30.5x32’s, only 2000 acres use, mint, $33,500. 780-376-3577, Daysland, AB. 2004 BOURGAULT 1100 grain cart, new flighting, spare tire, exc. cond., asking $39,000. 780-624-2166, Isidore, AB.

J&M 750 bushel gravity grain wagon, green, asking $12,000 OBO. 306-755-2084 Tramping Lake, SK. 2009 BRENT 882 grain cart, PTO, tarp, 1 800 667 8800 $38,000; 1997 Bourgault 1100 bushel grain cart, w/new tarp, PTO, $27,000. A.E. WHEATHEART 10” TRANSFER auger with 3 Chicoine Farm Equipment 306-449-2255, HP Honda; Sekundiak 12”x72’ swing auger; Storthoaks, SK. Sekundiak 10”x40’ auger. 306-771-2527, Edenwold, SK. 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 S A K U N D I A K A U G E R S I N S TO C K : used gravity wagons 250-750 bu. Used swings, truck loading, Hawes Agro SP grain carts 450-1050 bu. 1-866-938-8537, movers. Contact Hoffart Services Inc. Odessa, SK, 306-957-2033. 2009 BRENT 782 cart, hyd. or PTO, tarp, SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS: Hawes SP used 1 year, $32,000. 306-577-7990, kits and clutches, Kohler, B&S engines, gas 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK. and diesel. Call Brian “The Auger Guy” 204-724-6197, Souris, MB. 2008 BRENT 1080 grain cart. Scale; 900 FARMERS WANTED CHANGE and Wheat- 60R38 Trelleborg tires; hyd. spout; PTO; heart delivered! The new R series auger 20” auger, $36,000. 306-231-9020, Humis faster, stronger and larger. Improved boldt, SK. 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 TWO CARTER DAY 612 graders, excellent condition, $7500 each. 403-634-1731 or Sales or call 1-888-435-2626. 403-222-2258, Wrentham, AB.


Electric clutches & reversible gear boxes. 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.

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

FOREVER SIMON DAY MOBILE grain cleaner, fully self-contained on fully enclosed trailer. 306-736-2445, Kipling, SK. 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! 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.

GRAIN CLEANING SCREEN and frames for all makes and models of grain cleaners. Housing Western Canada’s largest in1-866-882-2243, Rosetown, SK ventory of perforated material, we will set your cleaner up to your recommendation. Also, ask us about bucket elevators and RENN 1214 grain bag unloader, 10’ and accessories Call Flaman Grain Cleaning, 12’ bags, 3 years old, $32,000. Call Glenn, 1-888-435-2626. 406-850-0922, Opheim, Montana CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to mustard. Cert organic and conventional. 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. LARGE SELECTION of dual screen rotary screeners and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. 204-857-8403, Portage la Prairie,

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LMC MARK IV gravity with air suction deck 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. overhead bulk weigh scale and support tower. 306-398-4714, Cutknife, SK. CUSTOM COLOR SORTING. All types of commodities. Call Ackerman Ag Services 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.

JD 530 MOWER conditioner, only done 200 acres; JD 348 square baler, only 2000 bales; Frontier rotary rake, only done 120 acres. 403-728-8200, Spruce View, AB. MACDON 741 HAY CONDITIONER, new, never used. Will fit all 972 headers. Will help with freight, $3500. 705-647-7701, New Liskeard, ON.


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.

2009 NH CR 9070, 564 sep. hrs., AutoSteer, auto header height w/lateral tilt. Draper head, flex head and PU head also 2010 MF 9430, 540 hrs, 36’, GPS, duals, avail. $227,000. 306-722-7644 Fillmore SK swath roller, $90,000. 306-231-3993, 1994 TR97 NH, concave and rotors rebuilt, WANTED: G-T GRAIN dryer 500 plus bu. Humboldt, SK. completely checked over, field ready. 30’ Phone Ken 780-836-5308, Manning, AB. 1982 IH 4000, cab, cooler, PU reel, recent Honeybee header, PU reel comes w/comSMALL CONTINUOUS MODEL DriAll grain tires, transport available, shedded; 1992 bine or can be purchased without. Offers. dryer, very nice condition, priced to sell. Case 30’ PT, PU reel, new knife and 306-962-7560, Eston, SK. guards, shedded. Will hold both till spring. 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. Lyle at 306-567-7618, Davidson, SK. NEW GSI GRAIN DRYERS: Canola screens, propane/nat. gas fired. Efficient, reliable 2010 JD A400, 36’ HoneyBee header and and easy to operate. Significant early or- roller, $109,000. Phone 306-421-0205, der discount pricing now in effect. Call for Estevan, SK. for more information. 204-998-9915, Alta- WANTED: PU REELS for 15’ 400 Versatile mont, MB. swather. 306-699-7242 or 306-536-6189, NEW GSI AND used grain dryers. For price McLean, SK. savings, contact Franklin Voth, Sales Rep 25’ 2004 WESTWARD 9352i, 2 spd., 1200 fo r A x i s F a r m s L t d . , M a n i t o u , M B . hrs, DS, single knife, 2 rotor shears, hyd. 204-242-3300, 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 . SUPERB GRAIN DRYERS Winter pro- 306-460-8858, 306-967-2423, Eatonia, SK. gram has started. Largest and quietest sin- 1998 MACDON 2950, 2 spd. turbo, 30’ 960 gle phase dryer in the industry. Over 34 header, 2 Keer Shears, new canvas, years experience in grain drying. Moridge $46,000; 2001 Premier 1900, 30’ PT, new 2008 NH CR9070 COMBINE, field ready, parts also available. Grant Services Ltd, canvas, $7500. Both one owner. Ph. Glenn 785 hrs., headers available, $169,000. 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK. 306-272-7123, Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. Foam Lake, SK.

GSI GRAIN DRYERS. Ph. Glenmor, Prince Albert, SK., 306-764-2325. For all your grain drying needs! We are the GT grain dryer parts distributor.

MOTOMCO MODEL 919, moisture meter and scale. All grain charts. Exc. cond. $550 OBO. 306-873-4160, Tisdale SK.

2010 CIH 1903, 36’, roller, $128,000; 2007 Premier 2952, 30’, vg, $97,800; WW 9352, 30’, DSA, $84,500; CIH 730, 30’, PTO, $3500; CIH 736, 36’, PT; 2010 CIH WD1203, 36’. Hergott Farm Equipment 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 2005 MACDON 9352i SP, 2 spd. turbo, 1400 hrs., big tires, c/w 972 25’ header, double knife drive, PU reel, triple delivery, new guards, canvas and knives. Also 922 16’ hay conditioner, hyd. roll openers for easy cleaning, w/new guards and knives, very good condition, $78,000 OBO. Can split headers. 403-854-9117, Hanna, AB. 2008 M150 PREMIER, 1150 hrs., c/w D60 35’ header 900 hrs., two left at $92,000. Trucking avail. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB. 1997 CIH 8825, 30’, UII PU reel, $22,000 OBO; 1995 CIH 8820, 30’ UII PU reel, $17,000 OBO. 306-252-2227, Kenaston 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.

2006 NH CR970, 1186 hrs., Redekop MAV, loaded, $119,800. Trades welcome. Financing available, 1-800-667-4515. See video at: 2008 CR 9070, Swathmaster, yield and m o i s t u r e , R e d e ko p , f i e l d t r a c ke r, $217,000. Hergott Farm Equipment, your CIH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK

2011 9770 STS, 440 engine hrs., 325 sep. hrs., fully loaded, reduced to sell $240,000 firm. Will CMI certify to purchaser. 306-948-7535, Bigger, SK. 2009 JD 9870 STS, w/615 PU, 580 rotor hrs, $8500 Greenlight completed, single 900/600 tires, never harvested lentils, Harvest Smart and Pro-Drive options, asking $249,500. 403-371-3635, 403-946-5957, Crossfield, AB. 1998 JD 9610, approx. 2500 sep. hrs, 914 PU, chaff spreader, data center, shedded. Phone 306-327-4980, Kelvington, SK.

2005 JD 9660 STS, c/w 914P pickup, HHC, rock trap, fine cut chopper, big auger, green star, yield and moisture, touch-set, 800/65R32 tires, 1772 hrs. Harvest ready. $110,000. Ph 780-679-7680, Ferintosh, AB 1997 JD 9600, 914 PU, 2520 sep., loaded, recent Greenlight, always shedded, one owner, $69,500. Ph. Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK. 2002 JD 9650, 2147 sep. hrs., Deluxe cab w/ClimaTrak, grain loss monitor, Auto header height control, Dial-A-speed, straw chopper, Redekop chaff blower, JD 914 PU header, always shedded and Greenlighted every year! Exc. shape! $119,000. Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1998 JD CTS II, 2000 sep. hrs., loaded, GreenStar, P914 PU, shedded, field ready. 306-695-2623, Indian Head, SK. 2011 JD 9770, 615 PU, 120 hrs., loaded, duals, contour, $289,000. 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. 2004 JD 9760, c/w PW7 PU header, 1300 hrs., recent Greenlight, good shape, $128,000 OBO 306-252-2227 Kenaston SK 1998 JD 9610, 2500 sep hrs., 3600 eng., greenlight, data center, 914 PU, $65,000 OBO. 306-774-4725, Hodgeville, SK. JD 9650 STS w/914 PU, 1961 thrashing hrs., heavy land, never rocks, grain and yield loss monitor, long auger, hyd. fore and aft, 800 metrics, $110,000. Milestone, SK. 306-436-7727, 306-436-7757.

2001 JD 930R header. Used less than 4000 acres. Full finger auger, PU reel, dial-aspeed, 50 series hook-up, shedded, w/wo home made transport. Would consider delivery. Asking $13,500. 403-545-2331, 403-330-8042, Bow Island, AB. 30’ ELMERS PICKUP mounted on JD header, $15,000. For more info. call Joe 306-353-4415, Riverhurst, SK. 2006 MACDON 973 36’ with 873 Lexion adapter, fore/aft reel, slow speed trans., upper cross auger, skid shoes, PU reel. New in 2007, $35,000 OBO. 403-888-7255, Acme, AB.

2009 36’ HONEYBEE HEADER, hyd. reel, for&aft, factory transport, dual knife, new canvas w/PU reel fingers, nylon skid shoes and 9/10 NH or CIH adapters (others available), $43,800. Trades welcome, Fin a n c i n g ava i l a b l e . 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 5 1 5 , 2008 JD 936D 36’ draper header, skid plates, fore and aft, new knife, always shedded, excellent condition, $40,000. 780-878-1550, Camrose, AB.

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,

HAY CRIMPER for sale off a IHC 4000 2009 NH CR9060, 722/943 hrs., loaded, swather, 1 rubber and 1 steel roller, vg c/w Michel’s electric topper, $175,000 shape, $1500. Ph: 780 336-6378, Irma, AB w/16’ Swathmaster header, $155,000 without. 204-683-2562, St. Lazare, MB.

2010 REM ENTERPRISES 2700 diesel grain vac running on 130 HP Deutz liquid-cooled fully enclosed engine featuring electric brakes, engine does not have to be running to operate the hydraulic system. Wheels are mounted on heavy-duty double 6000 lb. axles. Electric over hydraulic auger fold, 40 gal. fuel capacity. Unit in excellent condition with only 200 hrs and one year warranty remaining. DOT approved for both USA and Canada. $47,000 OBO. 780-915-0620 Edmonton AB or 2011 BRANDT 7500EX, 7500 bu/hr., 50 hrs., 8” hose, 13” auger, excellent condition. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. CONEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accessories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. 2008 BRANDT 5000 EX grain vac, good condition. $16,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK, 306-449-2255.

2006 JD 7400 forage harvester with hay header, 2200 hours. Call 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. HAYBINE /DISCBINE, 1340 Hesston, asking $12,000, selling farm. 780-387-4048, Millet, AB. BALE WAGON 12 ton self-unloading c/w McKee stack and move, $3000. Call Ron 306-384-4512, Saskatoon, SK. 2011 NH BR7090 ROUND BALER, $30,000 firm; 2009 (purchased new in 2011) NH HS7150 14’ HAYBINE, mint, $30,000 firm. Both done only 800 acres. Travis or Lori 306-342-4862, Glaslyn, SK.

MACDON 741 HAY conditioner to fit MacDon 972 header or equiv.; 40’ Piecelander roller; 26’ Schulte 5026 mower. All low acres. 250-843-7359, 250-782-0220, Dawson Creek, BC.

WALINGA 7614 grain vac, 1000 PTO, hyd. operated unloading spout, exc. cond. Vermilion, AB. 780-741-3714, 780-787-8293/ REM 2700 GRAIN VAC, excellent shape. CASE/IH COMBINES and other makes Phone 306-772-1004 or 306-784-2407, and models. Call the combine superstore. Trades welcome, delivery can be arranged. Herbert, SK. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB.

1997 JD 556 ROUND BALER (located near Moose Jaw, SK) $9500. Has produced less than 2000 bales and has been in storage since 2004. Call Dan 250-858-7665. 855 NH ROUND BALER, net wrap, good condition, $2500. 306-681-7610 or 306-395-2668, Chaplin, SK. WANTED: SMALL ROUND BALER, good cond., 400-500 lb. bales, reasonably priced. 403-540-9894, Strathmore, AB. HESSTON 4720, 5 medium square bale accumulator, $10,000 or will sell with 2 0 0 5 H e s s t o n 4 7 6 0 b a l e r, $ 5 5 , 0 0 0 . 204-728-4784, Brandon, MB. 1997 JD 566 hyd. PU, 31x13.5 gauge wheels, mega tooth PU, double twine arm, shedded. 306-869-2883, Radville, SK. BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. Call now 1-866-443-7444. BALE SPEARS, high quality imported from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, excellent pricing. Call now toll free 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. 1997 JD 566 ROUND BALER, double twine arm, shedded, excellent condition. Phone 306-487-2868, Lampman, SK.

JD 566 ROUND baler, exc. shape, $8500 OBO. 306-252-2227, Kenaston, SK.

2007 CR9070, 20.8x42 duals, loaded, 360 threshing hrs; 2000 SP36 HoneyBee draper 2000 JD 9650W, 2800 sep. hrs., $29,000 header, gauge wheels, hyd. fore/aft, split in recent work orders, $89,900 OBO. r e e l , s t e e l t e e t h . A r c h E q u i p m e n t , 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. 306-867-7252, Outlook, SK. 2000 JD 9650 STS, 2300 hrs., c/w 914 PU header, good shape, $78,000 OBO. Call 306-252-2858, Kenaston, SK. 2011 9870 STS combine, duals, 615 PU, 2006 9660 STS, Contour-Master, 1280 hrs, long auger delivered mid Oct., only 60 bullet rotor, high speed unloading auger, threshing hrs, always shedded, special $138,000 OBO. 306-625-7939, Kincaid, SK. $325,000. 250-787-7383, Charlie Lake, BC 1985 7720 TITAN II, 3835 engine hrs., 2010 9770 STS, 520 engine hrs, 433 sep. 214 pickup, airfoil sieve, good condition, hrs, large and small concaves, 26’ auger, $19,500. 780-386-2340, Kinsella, AB. 6 1 5 P P U, a s k i n g $ 2 3 6 , 0 0 0 O B O . 2002 JD 9650, 2279 sep. hrs., deluxe cab 204-215-0999, Boissevain, MB. w/ClimaTrak, grain loss monitor, yield and 2003 JD 9650 STS, 914 PU, duals, hop- moisture monitor, Auto header height conper topper w/cover, Y&M, deluxe header trol, Dial-A-Speed, straw chopper, Redecontrols, 60 Series concaves, always shed- kop chaff blower, JD 914 pickup header, ded, Greenlighted every year, lots of nu- always shedded, Greenlighted every year! merous updates, $103,000 OBO; 1997 36’ Excellent shape! $119,000. Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. header avail. 204-773-0553, Russell, MB. 1990 9600, 2900 sep. hrs, long auger, JD 8820, rebuilt, low hours., Sunnybrook 914 PU, 2 spd. cyl., hopper topper, new concave and cyl, airfoil sieve, field ready, tires and new chopper knives after 2011 excellent 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, harvest, very good cond., $55,000 OBO. Austin, MB. 204-239-7874, Austin, MB. 2- 2008 9870 STS, 503 sep. hrs., duals, 2011 JD 9770, Premier cab, 615 PU, small long auger, powercast tail board, warranty, grains concave, Contour-Master, 22.5’ au- c / w 6 1 5 P U h e a d e r, H D l i f t r a m s . g e r, d u a l s , 5 5 e n g . h r s . , l i ke n ew. $249,000 ea or both for $480,000. 780204-0391, 780-786-2867 Mayerthorpe, AB. 204-467-2109 (after 8 PM), Stonewall, MB. 2008 JD 9870 STS, duals, $269,000; 2006 JD 9760 STS, $179,000; JD 9760, Y&M, $169,900 with 3 yrs. interest free. Hergott Farm Equipment, your Case/IH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, 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. 1997 CTS JD combine, 2391 threshing hrs., deluxe cab, big top c/w extension (300 bu.), Sunnybrook cyl. and beater, fine cut chopper, extra long auger, 30.5x32 and 23x28 tires, 914 PU header, $60,000; 2002 1991 CIH 1680 chopper, long auger, MacDon 30’ draper header, PU reel, hyd. Cummins engine, long shoe, 3rd lift cylin- fore and aft, shedded, well maintained. No der, cross flow fan upgrade, 1015 header rocks! $25,000. 780-837-8047, Falher, AB. and PU, $26,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 2010 JD 9770 STS, 491 sep. hours., Contour Master w/high torque variable 1-800-667-4515. spd. feeder house, high cap lift cylinders, RETIRING: 2006 8010 Case/IH combine, 22’ perforated high cap unloading auger, 590 rotor hrs., 2016 header, loaded, exc. chopper, HD final drives, 800/70R38 tirescond., $210,000. 25% down, balance July 80%, small grain and corn/bean concaves 1, 2012. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon SK included! Just been Greenlighted! Full mawarranty till May 2/13 or 1500 eng. 1991 1660 IH COMBINE, extremely well chine Excellent shape! $239,750. Ph Jordan taken care of. Cummins engine, rocktrap, hrs. hyd. reel, fore&aft (add $4000 for header anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. and PU), $15,800. Trades welcome. Fin a n c i n g ava i l a b l e . 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 5 1 5 . 2011 9120, duals, 205 hrs., $349,000; 2010 9120, FC, SM $324,000; 2009 9120 Magna cut, $279,000; 8010 topper, $199,000; 2388, AFX, Y&M, big top, $ 1 1 0 , 0 0 0 ; 2 3 8 8 A F X , Y & M , t o p p e r, $129,000; 2388 AFX, Y&M, $110,000; 2388 hopper ext. $99,000; 2188 exceller, 2010 JD 9670 STS, 600 hrs, Contour Mav, Swathmaster, $76,000; 2188, excell- Master, premier cab, 20.8x38’s, chopper, er, Swathmaster, topper, $65,000; 1997 $195,000. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, 2188 AFX, Rake-Up, topper, $69,000; 2188 Fairfax Minnesota AFX, sm topper, $65,000; 2188 sm, Y&M, $66,500; 1666 Rake-Up, 2656 eng. hrs., 2009 9770 STS w/2010 615P PU. Contour $37,000; 1680, shedded, $17,500; IH Master, GSII ready, 42” duals and over1480, 210 HP, $11,900; JD 9870 STS; 2- sized rear tires. Extension auger, fine cut JD 9860’s; NH CR9070. Hergott Farm chopper. CMI every year. Stored inside. Call 306-948-7247, Biggar, SK. Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

2010 JD 9770 STS, 355 hrs, Contour Master, self-levelling shoe, chopper, 20.8x42’s w/duals, $210,000 US. Fairfax, Minnesota, 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560 TWO 2010 JD 9870’s STS w/JD 615 PU, loaded, 20.8 duals, like new, extended warranty. 1 w/274 eng. hrs, 193 sep. hrs and 1 w/244 eng. hrs. and 168 sep. hrs. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. 2003 JD 9650 STS, w/914 PU, 1440 rotor hrs, moisture and yield monitors, well maintained, shedded, very good condition, asking $98,500. 403-371-3635, 403-946-5957, Crossfield, AB. 2011 JD 9870 STS, 115 rotor hrs., Pro drive, auto feed rate, Powercast chopper, 2 6 ’ u n l o a d a u g e r, C o n t o u r - M a s t e r, $328,000. 306-834-7610, Major, SK. 2009 JD 9870 STS, 4 WD, 613 hours, Contour Master, premier cab, self-levelling shoe, 20.8x42’s, 5 spd. reverser, power cast tail board. $225,000 US. 320-848-2496, Fairfax, Minnesota. 2010 JD 9870 STS, Premier cab, 800-38 and 28L-26 Firestone tires, HD feeding pkg., high ware threshing and unloading, 26’ unloading auger, Pro-Drive w/Autofeed, GS 3000 screen w/AutoTrac, 615P h e a d e r, $ 2 7 5 , 0 0 0 d e l i ve r e d . P h o n e 403-818-2816, Calgary, AB.

1995 MACDON 960 25’ HEADER, PU reel, c/w JD/MF/CIH adapters, $12,900. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most makes and sizes; Also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK, 2010 FD70 MACDON, 35’, Case adaptor, loaded, pea auger, low acres, mint. Phone 306-932-2306, Plenty, SK. 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.

2004 CIH 2016 HEADER w/16’ Rake-Up (Swathmaster also available), fits CIH AFX or NH CR/CX, $16,800. Trades welcome, financing available. 1-800-667-4515. 2010 MACDON 40’ FD70 header, never used, c/w JD adapter and transport, $78,500 306-441-5040 North Battleford SK MACDON CA20 JD adapter kit, $2500. 403-312-5113, located in Viscount, SK. TWO 2009 NH (Honey Bee) 94C 30’ draper headers, NH CR/CX combine adapter, UII PU reel, hyd. fore/aft, poly skid plates, hyd. pitch control, auto height sensors, gauge wheels, factory transport. Each header has done approx. 1200 acres, like new condition, asking $35,500 each. Phone Ken at 306-536-5490, Regina, SK. 2009 MACDON D60, 40’, fore&aft., 15” gauge wheels, 2 sickles, float optimizer, $50,000. 403-818-2816, Calgary, AB.

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 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.

2002 MACDON 962 HEADER 36’, MacDon split reel, factory transport, fits Cat 450, 455, 470, 475 combines and JD STS 7720, 8820, 9500, 9600, CTS 1-800-667-4515 3- 2011 635F flex heads and 2- 2011 635D Draper heads, very low acres, like new. Call Ron at 204-272-5070 or 204-626-3283, Sperling, MB. 2008 615 JD PU header, shedded, exc. cond., $18,000 OBO. Ph. 306-355-2250, Mortlach, SK. 2000 JD 930 FLEX PLATFORM, PU reel, full finger auger (FF), polyskids, reconditioned, $17,900; 2006 JD 635 Flex, PU reel, FF auger, polyskids, single point, looks like new, $27,900; 2000 JD 925 Flex, PU reel, FF auger, polyskids, real nice, $15,900; 2007 JD 630 Flex, PU reel, FF auger, polyskids, single point, beautiful platform, $28,900; Over 20 platforms in stock. Many more coming in. All makes. Call Gary at 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB, 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.


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NEW WOBBLE BOXES for JD, NH, IH, MacDon headers. Made in Europe, factory quality. Get it direct from Western Canada’s sole distributor starting at $995. 1-800-667-4515. AIR SEEDER FANS, hyd. and/or PTO drive, $275- $875. Phone 306-259-4923, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. NEW TRACTOR PARTS and quality engine rebuild kits, tractor service manuals, instructive repairs, also owner’s manuals. O u r 3 8 t h y e a r. 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 5 3 . STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS for sale. Very affordable new and used parts available, made in Canada and USA. 1-800-982-1769 LANDA PRESSURE WASHERS, steam washers, parts washers. M&M Equipment Ltd., Parts and Service 306-543-8377, fax 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. ALLISON TRANSMISSIONS Service, Sales and Parts. Exchange or custom rebuilds available. Competitive warranty. Spectrum Industrial Automatics Ltd., Red Deer, AB. 1-877-321-7732.

GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors) David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE 36’ MACDON PU REEL, for 962/972/960 Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. MacDon header. Excellent shape with We sell new, used and remanufactured new teeth, fingers and bushings, $5960. parts for most farm tractors and combines. Trades welcome. Financing available. MURPHY SALVAGE: new, used, rebuilt 1-800-667-4515, parts for tractors, combines, swather, till1999 30’ HONEYBEE, UII PU reel, fits age and misc. machinery. Always buying. Case/IH 80 or 88 Series, $25,000 OBO. Website: Phone 306-747-7116, Shellbrook, SK. 1-877-858-2728, Deleau, MB.




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

DEGELMAN SIGNATURE 6000 reel picker, 2003, hyd. drive, new tires, $15,000. RiteWay reel picker, 1986, hyd. drive, tandem axle, $4000. Degelman fork picker, $1500. All units are one owner. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK.

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.

DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abes Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK. 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, Borden, SK. We buy machinery.

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CONTERRA SNOW DOZER BLADE fits all skidsteers, JD 640, 740 and also loaders. Excellent for moving snow and dirt, 96”, $3899. Call 1-877-947-2882 or view online at 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. CLEAR-OUT on remaining inventory of Farm King and Schulte snowblowers. Sizes range from 60” to 117”. Limited quantities. See your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit FARM KING 3 PTH snowblower w/single auger, 85” wide, $800. Call 306-457-7511, Creelman, SK.

2005 NH FP 240 FORAGE CUTTER, good shape, well maintained, knives and shear bar replaced recently, new roller chains and blower liner, 15,000 tonnes cut, pulled behind 185 HP tractor, original owner, $30,000 OBO. Mike 780-777-5364, Leduc, AB. YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For all your silage equipment needs call Kevin or Ron toll free 1-800-803-8346, Regina, SK. BJM SILAGE MIXER wagon, new inside skin, new augers, and scale only 2 yrs. old, asking $4000. 1994 NH 900 silage cutter, w/Richardton hydump wagon, asking $10,500. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK.

MILLER CONDOR A75, w/103’ Spray-Air boom, 1200 gallon tank, mechanical drive, auto boom, AccuBoom, auto steer, 2 sets of tires, 1275 hrs. Randy, 306-365-4212 or 306-365-8386, Guernsey, SK. 2009 ROGATOR 1084 Raven Smart Trax, viper pro, Auto and AccuBoom, 2 sets of tires, 120’ or 100’ boom, remote for checking nozzles. VG condition, 1850 hrs. Asking $169,000. 306-843-7465, Wilkie, SK.

2001 APACHE 890 Plus, 200 HP Cummins engine, 6 spd. auto Funk trans., 1018 hrs., 100’ boom, Trimble 500 AutoSteer, Raven autorate, foam marker, 850 gal. tank, 4 2006 JD 4720, 1366 hrs., 90’ boom, 800 Tridekon crop dividers, 2 sets of rear tires, gal. tank, traction control, 5 position noz- $ 9 5 , 0 0 0 O B O . 4 0 3 - 9 3 4 - 4 2 4 3 , zles, Auto-Trac and Greenstar ready, foam 403-934-4244, Strathmore, AB. markers. Very clean, shedded, asking 2006 APACHE 1010, 398 hrs total, 1000 $145,000. 306-947-2812, Hepburn, SK. gal., 100’ booms, autorate, Rinex auto 2007 4720 JD, 1400 hrs, 90’ boom, very shutoff, AutoBoom height, Outback GPS nice, $155,000. Delivery available. Call c/w AutoSteer, Sharpshooter pulse sys701-240-5737. tem. 306-666-4807, Golden Prairie, SK. CIH 4420, 120’, $254,000; 2010 JD 4830, 2010 JOHN DEERE 4730, 100’, 745 hrs., 230 hrs., $249,000; 2008 Miller A75, 1200 boom height and section control, GPS gal., 275 HP, $159,900; Willmar 6400, 4 w/2600 display, poly, 2 sets of tires. WD, $39,000; Spra-Coupe 220 60’, com- 306-536-3870, Regina, SK. ing. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 2009 ROGATOR 1286, 940 hrs., Cat C9, Raven Viper Pro, AutoBoom, Raven GPS 1982 HAGIE 647 high clearance 4 WD, and AutoSteer, 24.5/32 and 380/46 tires, diesel, 80’ updated boom, 500 gal, MT flow 100’ booms, 5-tip nozzles, other options. control, Outback guidance, new nozzles, $240,000 OBO. Phone 306-333-2244, $9000 OBO. 204-529-2104, Mather, MB. Abernethy, SK 2007 APACHE AS-1010, 1000 gal., 100’ boom, 1500 hrs, 215 HP, AutoSteer, Raven Envisio-Pro, auto shut-off, AutoHeight control, incl. floater tires, exc. cond., fully loaded $125,000. 306-535-7708 Sedley SK 1997 LODE-KING sprayer trailer, double drop, 3000 gal. water, chem handler and chemical lock-up cage, $23,000 OBO. Phone 306-333-2244, Abernethy, SK.

SMALL AD, BIG SAVINGS, BEST PRICES. Smith’s Tractor Wrecking, Allan, SK. 1-888-676-4847. TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. MEDICINE HAT TRACTOR Salvage Inc. Specializing in new, used, and rebuilt agricultural and construction parts. Buying ag and construction equipment for dismant l i n g . C a l l t o d ay 1 - 8 7 7 - 5 2 7 - 7 2 7 8 , Medicine Hat, AB.

APACHE AS1000, good condition, 1375 hrs., 90’ booms, Outback AutoSteer, AutoBoom, auto shutoff, 1000 gal tank, chem handler, rinse tank, triple nozzle bodies, HID work lights, $99,000. 204-734-8502, 204-734-0837, Durban, MB. 2010 JD 4930, Hi flow pump, SS plumbing, 2 sets tires, deluxe cab, boom track 5, JD star fire 1, Swath Pro, excellent condition, low hrs. Phone 306-278-2452 or 306-278-7396, Porcupine Plain, SK. 1998 SPRA-COUPE 3640, 70’, 1160 hrs., shedded, new dividers, foam marker, good cond, $44,900. 780-608-0556 Camrose AB

2002 CIH SPX 2130 sprayer, 2 sets of wheels/ tires (brand new). 80’ boom with True Boom, EZ guide 500 with Ag Leader mapping. Tridekon crop dividers. Active suspension, 1900 hrs. Asking $85,000. 780-753-6581, 780-753-6029, Hayter, AB 2004 CASE 3200, AIM, Outback AutoSteering, 1300 hrs, $128,000. 306-577-7990, 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK. 2006 JD 4720, 2 sets tires, 1800 hrs, SS tank, 90’ booms, asking $145,000. 204-526-2040, Bruxelles, MB.

2011 CIH 4420 SPRAYER, 120’, 1200 gal. SS tank, 800 hrs, 1 yr. warranty remaining, every option available incl. reversible engine fan, Viper Pro GPS, HID lighting all around, leather interior, 710 float tires, 380 narrow tires, 2012 Redlight insp. and service, field ready, $290,000 OBO. 306-331-7385, 306-675-5703, Lipton, SK MELROE SPRA-COUPE 215 52’, 4 wheel, $8900. Call 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. 2000 WILMAR 6400 XPLORER, 1435 hrs., 80’ boom, 600 gal. tank, 12-4-42 tires, air ride with on-board air compressor, Midtech rate controller, foam marker, vg condition; pintle hitch trailer also available. Ph. 306-873-8334, Tisdale, SK. 2006 MILLER NITRO 3275, Cummins 6.7L QSB engine, 100’ boom, 1400 gal. SS tank, 1 9 4 0 h r s , $ 1 3 9 , 0 0 0 U S. C a l l To d d 605-226-0695, Aberdeen, SD.


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2002 FLEXI-COIL 5000 33’, 9” spacing, 2340 tank, carbide tips, 3” spread double shoot, Stealth openers, 4” steel packers, e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n , $ 4 5 , 0 0 0 O B O. 403-642-2363, Warner, AB. 5710 1998 33’, 12” space, midros shank, 3.5” steel Raven, NH3 kit, c/w 1997 1720 Flexi-Coil TBT, both in exc. cond., $55,000. 306-332-8098, Balcarres, SK. 1994 3310 CONCORD air drill, 340 bu. TBH cart w/third tank, diesel motor, liquid fertilizer kit, Agtron blockage monitors, markers, good cond. $29,000. 306- 642-3225, 306-640-7149, Assiniboia, SK.

FLEXI-COIL 6000, Barton openers, 12” space, 40’, exc., sell w/wo 3450 air cart, 3 bin plastic tanks, hyd. variable drive, dual f a n , 1 0 ” l o a d i n g a u g e r, T B T. 780-741-3714 780-787-8293,Vermilion AB

1997 BOURGAULT 5710 air drill, 40’, 9.8” spacing, 3.5” steel packers (fresh recap), c/w 1998 3225 tank. 306-778-6976, 306-553-2253, Swift Current, SK. BOURGAULT 5710 40’, 9.8” spacing, mid row banders, double shoot, carbide openers, 3” steel packers, 5350 Bourgault tank, $68,000. 306-344-4568, St Walburg, SK

2007 ROGATOR 1074SS, 1300 hrs., 2 sets of tires, 100’ booms, $159,000. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. WANTED: JD 4730 or 4830 sprayer, new or low hrs. Phone/fax 306-283-4747 or 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. JOHN DEERE 1820 air drill, 61’, 10” spac2001 JD 4710, 800 gal, 90’, 3522 hrs., 2 ing. Call 403-664-2028, Oyen, AB. sets of tires, loaded w/Outback GPS, 3” 2 BOURGAULT 6550 tanks for auction: f i l l , h y d . t r e a d a d j u s t . $ 1 1 5 , 0 0 0 . 2009 Bourgault 6550 ST TBH w/dual fans, 306-327-8227, Kelvington, SK. hyd. bag lift, 4 camera pkg., NH3 plumbing, W20 monitor, dual tires and more; SPRAYTEST REMOTE BOOM CONTROL 2008 Bourgault 6550 ST TBH w/dual fans, Use handheld remote to select and turn on hyd. bag lift, 4 camera pkg., NH3 plumbindividual boom section for nozzle checks. ing, X20 monitor, dual tires and more. Easy install with harness to plug in to your sprayer. Meier Bros Auction April 4th Ridgedale, SK, Kramer Auctions Ltd. 306-445-5000 Models for up to 16 sections. PL#914618. Ph: 306-859-1200 1998 JD 1900, 270 bu. air cart, double shoot, c/w 3 rollers, low profile semi ing hopper, auger 2 yrs. old, new fan motor last yr, good rubber, SeedStar monitor. Asking $22,000. 204-937-2880, Roblin, MB 2009 JD 4830, 450 eng. hrs. Loaded, AMS, 1999 BOURGAULT 5710 64’, 9.8” spacing, 2 sets of tires, HID lighting, $265,000. 3” Atom Jet single shoot openers, 4.5” 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. steel packers, primary blockage, granular pkg., c/w 2004 5440 cart, 3 tank meter, CRA, 30.5-32 Rice tires, single fan. Very clean well maintained unit, $79,000. TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB. Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. Call Great West Agro, 306-398-8000, Cut 2011 CASE/IH ATX700, 70’, 4” rubber packers, 10” spacing, single shoot, w/3580 Knife, SK. tank, 580 bu., 900 metric tires, asking DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers $229,000. 306-463-3815, 306-463-7866, Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. Flaxcombe, SK. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. 2001 FLEXI-COIL 7500 air drill 50’, 10” CHEM HANDLER I, 2 years old, $750. spacing w/blockage sensors, $15,000; Phone 306-731-3250, Bulyea, SK. 2002 JD air drill 60’, no boots, 10” spacing, $30,000. 306-267-4528, Coronach, SK. NEW 710/70R38 rims and tires for JD 4710, 4720, and 4730, $15,000/set. 1999 HARMON 4480 air drill, w/3100 TBH, 9 0 0 / 5 0 R 4 2 M i c h e l i n fo r 4 9 3 0 J D, 9.6” spacing, carbide openers, paired row 650/65R38 for JD 4830. 306-697-2856, w / 4 ” V p a c k e r s , $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 O B O . Grenfell, SK. 306-826-5665, Marsden, SK.

2004 MORRIS MAXIM II 40’, 10” spacing, 4” steel, single shoot w/liquid 8336 TBH tank with 3000 gal. US liquid tank, Bourgault wing type carbide tips with liquid t u b e s , A g t r o n b l o c k a g e m o n i t o r. 306-847-4413, 306-963-7755, Liberty, SK. 2 0 0 2 C O N S E R VA PA K 5 6 ’ , a s k i n g $70,000. 780-603-3455, Vegreville, AB NEW MORRIS CONTOUR 1, 61’, 12” spacing, DS, 8370 w/80 bu., 3rd tank, TBT air cart, cash price $230,000. Hibbard Equipment 306-969-2133, Minton, SK. 2007 NH SD440 (Flexi-Coil 5000 HD) drill 58’, 10” centres, 550 trip, double shoot, 4-1/2” steel, dual castors, Stealth carbide/paired row, twin primary blockage c/w SC430 (430 bu.) tow behind cart. One owner, excellent cond., stored inside, $129,500. 403-936-5797, Calgary, AB. RETIRING: 2000 4812 Seedhawk air drill, c/w blockage monitors, 350 bu. Ezee-On tank, double shoot granular. $85,000. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon, SK. 1998 BOURGAULT 5710, 35’, 7.2” spacing, 3195 air tank, $45,000 OBO. Located near North Dakota border. 306-563-8482, 306-782-2586. 36’ CONCORD AIR drill, c/w 2000 200 bu. TBH tank, dual run liquid kit, good cond., $18,500. 306-642-3445, Assiniboia, SK. 1994 HARMON 3680 w/3100 cart, 36’, 8” spacing, single shoot, liquid manifolds, 1.5” openers, 2.5” steel packers. Cart: 250 bu., 2 compartments, double shoot capable, $18,500. 306-731-3250, Bulyea, SK. 2000 49’ MORRIS MAXIM, 12” spacing, paired row, new tires, new openers, heavy shanks, $34,000. Phone 306-726-4617 or 306-725-4869, Southey, SK. 1830 JD 40’ air drill, double shoot, Atom Jet openers, 10” spacing, only 2500 acres, exc. $65,000. 306-229-4319, Warman, SK

COMMERCIAL SILAGE, TRUCK BODIES, trailers. Well constructed, heavy duty, tapered w/regular grain gates or hyd. silage gates. CIM, Humboldt, SK, 306-682-2505.

12R 22” ALLOWAY BAND SPRAYER, 3 hollow cone nozzles per row, $5000 OBO. Phone Joe 306-353-4415, Riverhurst, SK.




“Last season we seeded canola, wheat and lentils and the hoe drill with these openers did a much better job than our disc drill in the same conditions.”



Regardless of which make and model you pull in the field, we manufacture ground engaging tools to meet your seeding, fertilizer and tillage applications.

2006 WILMAR EAGLE 8500, 90’, 2400 hrs, Outback GPS, mapping, etc, extra tires, crop dividers, other options. Prince Albert, SK. 306-961-6170. 1998 JD 4700 sprayer, 2787 hrs., 90’ boom, 750 poly tank, 2 sets of tires, foamer, good cond., $85,000. 306-967-2541, 306-628-7808 cell, Leader, SK.

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SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge inventory new and used tractor parts. 1-888-676-4847. L O S T C I T Y S A LVAG E , parts cheap, please phone ahead. 306-259-4923, 306-946-7923, Young, SK.

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2002 FLEXI-COIL 67XL susp. boom, 90’, 850 gal. tank, autorate, triple nozzles, dual whls, $17,000. 306-726-7716, Southey, SK 2006 NEW HOLLAND SF110, 90’ suspended boom, triple nozzles, induction tank, 850 imperial gal. tank, auto rate, exc cond. COMBINE WORLD 1-800-667-4515, 306-487-2868. Lampman, SK. 20 minutes East of Saskatoon, SK. on Highway #16. 1 year BRANDT SB4000 100’, 1600 gal. tank, warranty on all new, used, and rebuilt windcones, frost kit, rinse water tank kit, 1 parts. Canada’s largest inventory of late yr. old UC4+ AutoBoom, monitor, accumulators, serviced, field ready, $26,900 model combines and swathers. OBO. 403-485-8198, Arrowwood, AB. Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. 2004 NH SF115, 134’, 1250 gal. tank, rinse tank, chem. tank, wind screens, disc mark1-866-729-9876 ers, $16,000. 403-634-1373, Enchant, AB. 5150 Richmond Ave. East Brandon, MB 1997 BOURGAULT 950, 100’, 2 tanks (833 gal. and 125 gal.), wind screens, $18,000. Phone 306-497-2551, Blaine Lake, SK. New Used & Re-man parts AG SHIELD CLEAN used sprayers. 2009 134’ floating boom solid shields, Tractors Combines Swathers 3-way nozzles, 1500 US gal., GFS (autoSALVAGE TRACTOR ARRIVALS, Ford matic height control), autorate, foamer, 7710, 7610, 7600, 6600, 5000, 8210, $48,700. 2005 90’ floating boom solid 8340, 4000, 8N, Super Major, County. IH shields, 2-way nozzles, 1000 US gal., GFS, 5488, 885, 784, 844, 574, 756, B275. autorate, foamer, $23,300. Prices OBO. Nuffield 4/65, 10/60. David Brown 1690, Pictures available at 1394, 1210, 885. MF 95, 65, 35, 3165. JD Ag Shield, Benito, MB, 1-800-561-0132. 4010. Volvo 650, 800. Ph. 306-228-3011, 2003 FLEXI-COIL 67XL susp. boom, 90’, Unity, SK. 1250 gal. tank, triple nozzle bodies, wind screens, rinse tank, wand wash, exc. cond. Call Rod at 306-463-7713, Kindersley, SK. W RECKIN G TRACTO RS , S W ATHERS , BALERS , BRANDT QF 1500 90’, 800 gal. tank, new hyd. pump, double nozzle bodies, foam CO M BIN ES marker. 306-263-4513, 306-640-9074, Limerick, SK.

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JD 737, 10” spacing 40’, JD 1900 cart, 3 tanks, 340 bu., double shoot. Lynwood Miller, Avonlea, SK. 306-868-7880. JD 1820 AIR drill, 52’, 10” spacing, 4” pneumatic, 8 run single shoot, TBH, $45,000. 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. BOURGAULT 3310, 65’, 10” spacing, MRB’s, V-style packing tires, $175,000. 306-648-3675, Gravelbourg, SK. JD 610 31’ air drill, 12” spacing, double shoot w/Technotill seed and packer boots w/BTT 3/4” openers, floating hitch w/JD 777 double shoot air tank, 3 rollers, monitor and wiring, all good rubber, exc. in sod. Asking $20,000. 204-937-2880, Roblin, MB BOURGAULT 5710, 52’, 12” spacing, MRBs, dual shoot dry, 3” full carbide openers, 2 sets of packers (3.5” steel and 5.5” pneumatic), dual castors on all wings, c/w 5440 TBH cart, 3 comp., work lights, rear hitch avail., rice lug tires, $125,000, will sell drill or cart separately. 306-621-8472 or 306-621-5753, Springside, SK.

BART’S TRANSPORT INC. Specializing in towing air drills. Saskatchewan/ Alberta only. 306-441-4316, North Battleford. 1991 CASE/IH 8500 air hoe drill, 33’, Atom Jet points, new tires and tank. 306-335-2756, Lemberg, 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. 33’ CASE/CONCORD 3310 drill (red) c/w Flexi-Coil 2320 TBH tank, double shoot, 10” spacing, 3-bar harrows, complete unit always shedded, exc. cond., $44,900. 780-608-0556, Camrose, AB. 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. FLEXI-COIL 5000 40’, 2.5” Stealth paired row openers, double shoot, 3.5” packers recapped, recent packer bearings, 1720 cart, double shoot, recent fan replaced, fine and course rollers, mostly shedded, very good condition, $39,000. Call Lyle at 306-567-7618, Davidson, SK. 2010 CASE/IH 800 Precision drill, 60’, 10” spacing, Dutch openers, liquid kit, 3430 TBH variable rate cart, $195,000 OBO. Phone 780-663-2492, Ryley, AB. FLEXI-COIL 6000 40’, 10” spacing, double shoot, c/w TBH NH FC230 tank, with 3rd tank, variable rate, all new discs, $72,000 OBO. 780-614-0787, St. Vincent, AB.

1996 EZEE-ON 3500 36’ w/1997 EzeeOn 3175 air tank, ground driven, 175 bu., 2” knock-on spoons, new hoses, c/w packers and harrows, $18,000 OBO. 306-475-2786, 306-640-8074 Ormiston SK 1997 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 57.5’, 12” spacing w/NH3 Mid Row, NH3 kit- 2 yrs. old w/1997 2320 tank, good shape, $40,000. 306-746-4626, Raymore, SK. 2 BOURGAULT 3310 drills for auction: 2009 Bourgault 3310, 65 PHD 65’ Paralink hoe drill w/MRB 25, 10” spacing, QDA, 3 section NH3 control and 3 Raven fast valves, V packer wheels; 2008 Bourgault 3310 65 PHD 65’ Paralink hoe drill w/MRB 25, 10” spacing, Dickey John Nitrolator, V packer wheels. Meier Bros Auction, April 4th 2012, Ridgedale, SK. PL#914618 Kramer Auctions Ltd. 306-445-5000

2003 57’ FLEXI-COIL 5000, 2320 TBT tank w/TBH 1250 liquid cart, exc. cond. Call Moe 306-472-7990, Lafleche, SK.


‘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. 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. 1998 BOURGAULT 5710, 34’, 9.8” spacing, 3” rubber packers, speed locks and liquid kit, c/w 1994 2155 air tank- always shedded. 306-228-2554 eves, Unity, SK. JD 1895, 1910 tank TBH w/conveyor, low acres, always shedded. Call 306-967-2534 or text 306-460-8555, Eatonia, SK.

2002 JD 1890 disc drill, 10” spacing, 42’ w/Flexi-Coil 2320 tank w/320 3rd tank, FLEXI-COIL 7500 70’, 10” spacing, 3.5” n e w d i s c s l a s t y e a r, $ 6 7 , 5 0 0 . Dutch openers, 3.5” steel packers, all new 306-267-4528, Coronach, SK. hoses last year, excellent condition. Selling FOR SALE: 44’ JD 730 drill, 7-1/2” spacing, w/wo 3450 air cart. 780-741-3714 or c/w 787 tank, single shoot, unit shedded, 780-787-8293, Vermilion, AB. $24,000. Please call: 204-825-8495 or 1993 SEEDHAWK 3910, $35,000; 1996 JD 204-873-2487, Morden, MB. 737 30’ air drill w/777 JD 160 bu. tank, 1996 OR 1998 FLEXI-COIL 5000 45’, 12” $22,000. Eatonia, SK. Terry 306-720-0390 spacing, double shoot, 2320 TBT cart, or Mitch 306-460-6146. Atom Jet openers, 3-1/2” capped steel 2010 JD 1870 Conserva Pak 56’, 12” spacpackers, Haukaas markers, $50,000 each. ing, paired row openers, rear hitch, Call 306-442-4505, Weyburn, SK. 1910 430 bu. commodity cart TBT w/conduals and 4 meter rolls, optional Al2005 29’ MORRIS Maxim II, double shoot veyor, ine liquid kit. Mint condition! (Atom Jets), TBT 7240 air tank; 2002 40’ p306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. Morris Maxim II w/Dutch openers, TBT 2002 Bandit liquid fertilizer caddy 2035, FLEXI-COIL 5000 39’, 9” spacing, 3” rubber and TBH 7030 air cart. WANTED: 47’-50’ packers, w/wo Dutch openers with NH3. Bourgault or Morris air drill, double shoot 306-742-4779, MacNutt, SK. w/air tank. 306-373-9140, 306-270-6627, 1999 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 33’, double shoot, Saskatoon, SK. atom jets, 4” press, 3450 TBH, $65,000. JD 1820 w/1900 cart, 270 bu., 45’, 10” May separate. Phone 306-563-8482 or spacing, dual casters, single shoot, 306-782-2586, Yorkton, SK. $45,000. 403-634-1373, Enchant, AB. JD 1870 (Conservapac) 56’, 12” spacing, 2003 MORRIS MAX II, 40’, 10” spacing, Flexi-Coil 4350 4 tank special, new cond., 4” steel, single shoot, 7180 tank, shank $174,900; Flexi-Coil 57’ 5000, 9” spacing, type NH3 kit, approx. 12,000 acres. Excel- rubber press, $29,900; 2320 TBH tank, lent, $58,900. Nipawin, SK. 306-862-2387 $15,900; JD 41’ 1820 air drill w/1910 or 306-862-2413. tank, $64,900. Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030 2009 FLEXI-COIL 5000 HD 10”, 550, 3.5 anytime, North Battleford, SK. steel, DS, c/w 2006 430 TBT mech. 2003 40’ MORRIS MAXIM II and 7300 $149,000, will separate. Cam-Don Motors tank, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3” carbide spread tip, 4” steel packers. Asking FLEXI-COIL 7500 60’, year 2000, 10” Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. spacing, DS, 4” steel, under 20,000 acres, FLEXI-COIL 1720, TBT, air tank, double $50,000; 1989 1010 header batt reel, $22,000, drill only/no tank. 306-862-2387 shoot, stored inside, exc. cond., $16,000 $6000. 306-796-4466, Central Butte, SK. or 306-862-2413, Nipawin, SK. OBO. 403-652-1896 eves, High River, AB. 2007 FLEXI-COIL 5000 HD, 58’, 10” spacing, 4” rubber, double shoot, 3-1/2” 2008 MORRIS MAXIM III 60’, double DAVIDSON TRUCKING, PULLING AIR low draft double shoot openers, TBH 4350, shoot, Atom Jet side band openers, 450 bu. tank, low acres. 306-278-2518, Porcu- drills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alber- 430 bu., VR air cart, primary blockage, ta and Sask. 30 years experience. Bob $120,000. 780-360-5375, Wetaskiwin, AB. pine Plain, SK. Davidson, Drumheller, 403-823-0746 3225 BOURGAULT AIR TANK, hitch, 2010 NH Precision P2070, 70’, 10” spacing, 1999 FLEXI-COIL 7500, 50’ w/2340 TBH shedded, 3rd tank, excellent, $17,500. double shoot, blockage, Atom Jet, NH3 variable rate tank, 10” spacing, steel pack306-233-7305, Cudworth, SK. twin band openers, P1060 TBH variable ers, single shoot, $42,000. 306-266-4889, rate cart. 306-536-3870, Regina, SK FLEXI-COIL 5000, 27’, 7.2” spacing, sinFir Mountain, SK. gle shoot, carbide tip 3/4” opener, steel FLEXI-COIL 40’ 820, 9” spacing, packer packers, 1110 TBT cart, meter box rebuilt wheels and harrows, 2320 TBH tank, 3yrs. ago, coarse and fine rollers, some $34,900. Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030 anynew hoses, always shedded, original owntime, North Battleford, SK. er, $30,000. Phone 306-384-1024 or 2005 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 58’, 10” spacing, 306-290-3678, Asquith, SK. triple shoot, NH3, 440 bu. TBH cart, 1 season on packer bearings and boot tips, exc. 2- 2011 SEED HAWK 8412 84’ air 2009 JD AIR hoe drill, 34’, 8” spacing, 1” $125,000. 780-608-0653, Strome, AB. tips, single shoot, 2009 JD 1910 drills, 12” spacing, semi pneumatic pack- carbide commodity cart, 195 bu., TBT, main maniEZEE-ON 48’ 7550, steel packers, dual ers, 800 bu. 4 comp. TBH tank, Sectional fold blockage, variable rate, very good shoot, Dutch carbide openers, w/2005 Control technology, dbl. hyd. fan, 10” load cond., $90,000. Ph. 403-577-2277 or cell Ezee-On 4350 cart, 3 comp., exc. cond., conveyor, 30.5L32 duals. 306-776-2397 or 403-575-1114, Consort, AB. visit Regina, SK. $50,000. 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK 2006 BOURGAULT 5710 40’, 9.8” spacing, Wireless ART w/450 trips, 3” rubber packers, Bourgault 6350 air cart. 780-753-2952, Provost, AB. Air Seeder Rate and NEW “No” to strips T Blockage Monitor C U JD 1820, 41’ double shoot 3.5” Gen, 10” D O R P spacing, 4” recap steel, 1910 430 bu. TBH Know your rates w/conveyor, variable rate, 20.8x38 duals, $70,000. 403-635-0774, Ft. Macleod, AB. with the new 2004 5710 BOURGAULT, 60’ mid-row anhy. and dry, Raven autorate, 9.8” spacing, rubber packers, 2004- 5350 Bourgault tank, dual shoot, one owner, done 12,000 acres, $99,000. Phone Glenn at 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK. HARMON 2880 AIR DRILL 28’, 180 bu. Morris tank, steel packers, $20,000 OBO. Evolution of the ART Monitor 306-882-3278, Fiske, SK. The WIRELESS ART Rate and Blockage monitor 2010 BOURGAULT 5710, 74’, 9.8” spacing, w/3” Dutch paired row dual shoot takes the uncertainty out of air cart operation. knives, 3-1/2” packers, w/6700 tank, dual You will know if your seeding system is having fans, loaded w/rear hitch. Millhouse Farms any of these common problems: 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK. • Seed Blockage/No Seed Problems • Rate Problems

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. 50’ FLEXI-COIL 400, 7” spacing, mulchers, new shovels, 2320 TBH w/high flotation Trelleborgs, $19,000; 44’ JD 730 double disc, 230 bu. 787 TBT, $18,500; 41’ JD 1060 w/1610 Flexi-Coil, $9500. May sell units separate. Case/IH 2300 cart, TBH, $8500. Can deliver. MacGregor MB, call Brian 204-685-2896, 204-856-6119.

BRAND NEW 50’ Rite-Way Maxi (Phoenix) 2007 JD 1590 No-Till seed drill, 15’, 7.5” harrow, rotary, autofold, $43,800 OBO. spacing, fert./grain box w/agitator, grass 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. seed box, markers, done approx 4000 acres. 403-782-1009, Lacombe, AB. 70’ FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 95 harrow packer unit, good condition. 306-398-4714, Cut- WANTED: Massey 360 discer with Martin hitch, must be in very good shape. knife, SK. 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK. WELD-ON HEAT TREATED harrow teeth, 3/8”, 1/2”, 9/16” diameter, $2.80 for 1/2”. 1997 BOURGAULT 3225 air tank, rear hitch, excellent condition, $15,000. G.B. Mfg. Ltd, 306-273-4235, Yorkton, SK. 306-328-4721, Bankend, SK. NEW AND USED ROLLERS, tow behind, w i n g u p , 5 p l e x u n i t s , a l l s i z e s . 1996 BOURGAULT 3195 AIR TANK, dual 403-545-6340, 403-580-6889 cell, Bow Is- clutch, rear hitch, load/unload auger, good condition, $13,500. 306-272-4647, land, AB. 306-272-8047, Foam Lake, SK.

BOURGAULT FH528-34 32’ air seeder, quick attach harrows, granular kit, SpeedLocs, c/w 1997 3165 air tank, load/unload auger, good cond, $22,000. 306-272-4647, 306-272-8047, Foam Lake, SK VISIT OUT WEBSITE See our new products for spring 2012. Our 1996 BOURGAULT 8800, 28’, granular kit, full carbide-triple shoot-paired row openharrows, Bourgault wedges, 2115 air cart, ers have fertilizer between seed rows and shedded. $20,000 OBO. 306-749-2752, slightly below. We also have 1/4” SS liquid Birch Hills, SK. fertilizer lines delivering fertilizer to seed BOURGAULT FH 2428, 24’, 8” spacing, har- rows. Available for all paralink-C shank and rows with 2115 tank, unload auger. edge on. Please watch our website for updates. Thank you for visiting our website. 204-859-0075, Rossburn, MB. VW Mfg., Dunmore, AB. 403-528-3350. BOURGAULT 8800, 32’ w/2155 TBH tank, 35’ OF K-HART gang packers, $3000 OBO. hoe openers, poly packers and 4-bar har- 780-674-7944, Neerlandia, AB. rows, new tires on tank, asking $24,000. 306-376-4503, Meacham, SK.

(Windows Phone, Apple and Blackberry ‘App’s are in development) No wires to the cab means quicker startups, and no worries about towing the seeder with the monitor harness! The WIRELESS ART works with today’s large single Shoot and Double Shoot seeding systems. Up to 240 runs can be monitored on double shoot systems (separate seed and fertilizer runs). Use the WIRELESS ART to confirm your calibration for seed and fertilizer rates using the Seed Rate Wizard. Seeds per acre (or pounds per acre) and Fertilizer pounds per acre are displayed. 242 Robin Cres. Saskatoon, SK Canada S7L 7C2 Ph 306-934-0640 Fx 306-668-7666 Email:


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. 1993 JD 787, TBH 610, 35’, 12” spacing, Degelman 3-bar harrows, all-run monitor, broadcast kit, shedded, $22,000. 306-753-2833, Macklin, SK. 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. 1989 41’ 665 air seeder, 10” spacing, onrow packers, Flexi-Coil hyd. fan, also 2nd c a r t w / f a n a n d l o a d e r, $ 8 5 0 0 . 306-296-4731, 306-294-4909, Frontier, SK 3225 BOURGAULT AIR TANK, 1997, winch, rear hitch. $11,500. Call Dwight 204-573-7787, Brandon, MB.

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. 2011 AIR SEEDER HOPPER for 10” auger, $1100 OBO. 306-231-8969, Humboldt, SK.

8810 BOURGAULT 40’, 8” space, MRB, NH3 kit, Raven, steel packers, 3/4” carbide openers. Asking $26,900. 204-573-7787, Brandon, MB.

DEGELMAN 50’ heavy harrow, with 3255 Valmar. 306-648-8061, Gravelbourg, SK.

1997 SYSTEM 82 Flexi-Coil 70’, 5 bar spring loaded harrows. 306-869-2883, Radville, SK.


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56’ IHC 7200 hoe drills, near new Alcoa carbide openers, $6000 OBO. Wanted: owner’s manual for a 75/55 Prasco super seeder; control box for a 1655 Valmar. 306-294-7015, Climax, SK. 1991 7200 CASE/IH hoe drills, 42’, always shedded except last 2 yrs., 900 acres on new Eagle beaks. Exc. shape, field ready. $8000 OBO. 306-945-2074, 306-232-7860, Waldheim, SK. ATOM JET TRIPLE shoot maxquip openers, done 7000 acres, lots of life left, off a 47’ 5710 Bourgault. Can email pictures. 403-333-8182, Acme, AB. JD 1910, 270 bu. TBT air cart, 710 metrics, conveyor w/telescopic downspout, like new, used only for seed, has never seen fertilizer. Ph. 204-744-2279 Altamont, MB. JD DISC DRILL #9350, 30’, with hydraulic mover, $2500. 403-394-4214, Taber, AB. 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. 9450 JD HOE DRILLS, 40’,factory transport. 306-382-0764 or 306-222-2193, Saskatoon, SK.

WA N T E D : BOURGAULT or Flexi-Coil 50’-60’, 9” to 10” cultivator. Must have heavy trips w/wo NH3 kit. 403-746-5494, 403-746-3945, Eckville, AB. 17’ WISHEK MODEL Y2000 heavy braking disc., 950 lbs/disc. excellent condition, $32,000. 306-476-2500, Rockglen, SK. 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 2011 SALFORD RPS 570, 41’ cultivator w/HD main frame axles w/truck tires, 600 l b. we i g h t k i t s , $ 6 8 , 5 0 0 . C a l l To d d 605-226-0695, Aberdeen, SD. 24’ KRAUSE FOLD-UP disc, $4500 OBO. 780-674-7944, Westlock, 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 32’ EZEE-ON 4600 DISC, $49,900. Phone 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. FLEXI-COIL 800 FLOATING hitch, 41’, 9” spacing, 4-bar harrows, $12,000. Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK.


KELLO-BILT 8’ TO 16’ OFFSET DISCS c/w oilbath bearings, 26” to 36” blades. The Successful Farmers Choice. 1-888-500-2646 FARM KING HEAVY DUTY field discs are now available at Flaman Sales, from 14’ to 42’ widths. Book now for spring delivery! Visit your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626. 1993 BOURGAULT 8800 cultivator, 48’, w/quick change shovels on 8” spacings, 4 row harrows and poly packers. Plumbed for NH3. 204-548-2592 or 204-634-2592, Gilbert Plains, MB. K E L L O U G H DISC 250, off set, 10’, notched front and rears, very good, $15,000; E-ZEE On disc 1201, off set, 26” notched fronts, smooth rears, like newdone only 40 acres, $16,000. Delivery available. 250-567-2607, Vanderhoof, BC. DEGELMAN 3000 CULTIVATOR, 35.5’, c/w harrows and spare parts, $6900 OBO. 204-773-3113, 204-773-0308, Russell, MB.

1984 2294, new powershift, hyd. seat, duals 80%. Wanted: 150-180 HP FWA; Also wanted 70-80’ System 82, w/good teeth. 306-497-7748, Blaine Lake, SK. 2006 DX55 FARMALL w/LX 360 loader, MFWD, single hyd., 3 PTH, 950 hrs., vg condition 204-825-2641, Pilot Mound, MB. 1995 CASE/IH 9280, Goodyear radials at 90%, triples, EZ-Steer 500, recent workorders, good condition, $70,000 OBO. 306-889-4263, Mistatim, SK. 1998 MX135 MFWD, 5500 hrs, tires are good, 3 PTH, 3 hyd. outlets, Ezee-On 2105 loader/grapple w/joystick, $52,000 OBO. 780 336-6378, Irma, AB.

CASE IH 885 72 PTO HP, 2 WD, Ezee-On FEL w/joystick, 3 PTH, 2 rear remotes, 8 forward, 4 reverse trans., 540x1000 PTO, bale spear on bucket, asking $9999. Phone 306-763-3434 or 306-981-6789, Prince Albert, SK. 1998 9370, 3800 hrs, 20.8x42 radials, 24 spd. trans, Atom Jet, w/2005 Degelman JD 610 seeding tool, floating hitch cult., 7200, 16’ 6-way blade, $105,000 OBO. 38’, c/w 4 bar harrows, carbide banding Phone 780-663-2492, Ryley, AB. knives, $9500. 403-936-5797, Calgary, AB. 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 1000 PTO. Call Gord 403-308-1135, COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES, Mor- c/w ris 7 Series Magnum; JD 1610, $135 ea.; Lethbridge, AB. JD 1610/610 (black) $180. 306-259-4923 CASE 2594, low hrs., like new Michelins, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. very clean. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. 23’ HUTCHMASTER DISC; 33’ 8000 New CASE/IH STEIGER built, 4 WD/Quads; Noble chisel plough; 52’ Rite-Way wing Plus other makes and models. Call the type packer bar, P20’s; Bourgault 4250 air Tractor Man! Trades welcome. We deliver. tank; 52’ of 8” space poly packers for Bour- Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge AB gault cult. 204-546-3154, Grandview, MB. 2000 8970 FORD New Holland, FWA, 5987 HAUKAAS MARKERS for up to 60’, com- hrs., $54,000 OBO; 1996 8560 Ford New plete. $400. 204-736-4207, 204-981-7516, Holland, FWA, 6732 hrs., loader c/w grapBrunkild, MB. ple bucket, 3 PTH, bale fork $35,000 OBO; BOURGAULT 5720, 40’10”, 1999, MRB’s, 1984 4490 Case 6194 hrs., $17,500 OBO. double shoot dry, 2.5” steel packers, 9” All units in excellent running condition and spacing, asking $32,000. 1991 32’, 610 JD shedded. 403-888-5445, 403-888-5446, air seeder, 8” spacing, 777 tank, 110 bu., Strathmore, AB. asking $13,000. 306-228-4528, Unity, SK. 1985 CASE 2294, 154 HP, 8500 hrs., duals. 2009 JD 1790 Planter, Model 16-31, row never winter driven, never had a loader command, variable rate drive, liquid fert., dual PTO, bottom end re-done, asking corn and soybean discs. Ph. 204-467-5613 $16,000. 306-476-2713, Willow Bunch, SK. or 204-771-6353, Grosse Isle, MB. RETIRING: 1981 2390 Case, 4500 hrs., new engine, $14,500. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon, SK.

2001 FENDT 926 VARIO, 260 HP, 3149 hrs., c/w duals, mint, CVT, 53 kms/hr., LHR, Michelin 710 tires, front axle and cab suspension, 3 PTH, 1000 PTO, 4 hyds, $109,000. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB.

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 WANTED: Case 870 and Case 2294 with weak or blown engine. 306-395-2668 or 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. INTERNATIONAL 244 FWA, 30 HP, 850 h r s , w / n ewe r L e o n l o a d e r, $ 7 0 0 0 . 204-546-1004, Grandview, MB.

1987 DEUTZ 7085, FWA, open station, 85 HP, 3 PTH, 5900 hrs., Allied 794 FEL, 1997 9370 4100 hrs., 12 spd. std., $18,000. Ph. 204-525-4521, Minitonas MB. 20.8xR42 duals, Redlighted in 2010, four hyds., with return. Always shedded, excelVisit: lent condition, a must see. $79,000 OBO. 403-350-4203, Penhold, AB. WINTER CASH DISCOUNTS start now on Summers discs, wing-up rollers, 5-plex rollers, chisel plows, heavy harrows, vertical tillage implements, packer bars, rockpickers. 403-545-6340, 403-580-6889 cell. Bow Island, AB. 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

1977 WHITE 2-135, 3793 hrs., 18.4x38 duals, dual PTO, very good condition, $15,000. 403-381-0578, Lethbridge, AB. 1979 2-105 WHITE w/Allied loader, reasonable price. 306-549-4011, Hafford, SK. SUPER 670 MM, gas, FEL, $2500; Wanted 1650 Cockshutt for parts. 306-681-7610 or 306-395-2668, Chaplin, SK.

1998 42’ BOURGAULT 9400 500 lb. trips, 4-bar harrows, knock-ons, HD rear hitch, WANTED: CASE 2090 or 2290 tractor with little use for past 10 yrs- 0 till, exc. cond FEL. Contact Jeff 306-228-9020, Unity, SK. $45,000. 204-546-3233, Grandview, MB. 2010 CIH 535 HD, 300 hrs., powershift, 28’ 272 WHITE FIELD DISC, cushion 800x38 tires, big pump, Pro 600 w/Autogang, exc, cond., asking $15,000 OBO. Steer, front cast weights, diff. locks, vg Phone 780-967-2138, Onoway, AB. condition. 204-825-2641, Pilot Mound, MB

IHC 606 GAS w/Leon 636 FEL, Hold-On 3PTH, 540 PTO, 2700 hrs., $7500 OBO. Will consider trade-up to skid steer. 306-922-8155, Prince Albert, SK.

STEIGER ST250 COUGAR, 3306 engine, 4 hyds., 14’ dozer blade, w/14’ wing blade. 306-538-4487, Kennedy, SK.

2007 MT865B CAT, 36” tracks, PTO, powershift, front weights, mid weights, autosteer, 510 HP, not a scraper tractor, 2200 hrs., very nice condition, $249,000. Call Kyle 204-642-2168, Arborg, MB. CH75 CAT CHALLENGER, w/8650 hrs., 325 HP, 2 new 25” Camoplast tracks, plus $24,000 in recent workorders. Asking $62,500. 780-258-0095, Smoky Lake, AB.

2010 JD 9330, 24 spd., 7.10R42, 840 hrs, like new, $216,000; 1991 JD 4255 c/w JD 158 loader, grapple, and joystick, 8015 hrs, new 18.4x38 duals, one owner, $36,500; 1986 JD 1650 MFWD, open station, ROPS, 1950 hrs, Leon FEL, $17,500. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK., 1996 8770, 5080 hrs, 20.8R42 60%, 4 hyds., PTO, return line, field cruise, $76,000 OBO. 306-867-7073, Outlook, 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, $80,000. Phone Rick Wildfong 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. JD 7810 MFD, 5000 hours, IVT trans., 741 loader, excellent condition. Phone 780-990-8412, Cherhill, AB. 2003 JD 8220, FWA, 2400 hrs., 3 PTH, big tires, $103,000; 1980 JD 4440, 6500 hrs., 3 PTH, $28,500. 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK. Visit: 1986 JD 4450, 15 spd powershift, 6806 hrs., excellent shape, $32,500 OBO. 306-728-8428, 306-728-8952, Melville, SK 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. WRECKING: JD 4020 FOR PARTS, c/w complete overhauled engine, good sheet metal, 21.1x30 tires; Also wrecking 2-135 White; 130/06 Deutz, good running eng; 1855 Cockshutt for parts. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. JOHN DEERE 4955, 3700 original hrs., shedded, 20.8-42 rears, fenders, full set of weights, 3 hyd., mint condition, $64,000. 403-586-1659, Crossfield, AB.

3594 CASE IH, MFD, duals, 1000 PTO, 1995 JD 7200, MFWD, 3 PTH, JD 740, triple hyd., 185 HP. 204-859-0075, Ross- joystick, 7’ bucket, grapple, high hours but burn, MB. excellent shape. Free shipping in MB or SK, $42,900 OBO. Gary 204-326-7000, SteinCASE/IH ST 385 QUAD, 2011, 323 hrs, bach, MB, 30” Camoplast tracks, diff locks, high cap. pump, HID lighting, Nav II 262 receiver. JOHN DEERE 4840, 1100 hrs. on new engine, new interior, factory duals, recent Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. new tires, new paint, $24,500 OBO. 2005 IHC STX 450 Quadtrac, 5421 hrs., 403-783-8018, Ponoka, AB. big hyd. pump, new lathe springs, air seeder return line, 30” tracks approx 80%, 2001 JD 9400, 710x42, 24 spd., 4200 hrs., $160,000; 2003 STX 375, 6100 hrs., new GPS, recent greenlight, $120,000 OBO. 30.5Lx32 tires, no duals, 4 hyds., big pump 306-774-4725, Hodgeville, SK. and air seeder return line, $85,000; 2000 2000 9400, 3515 hrs, 24 spd., diff. lock, IHC 9370, 8 new 710xR70 Firestone radi- 710x42 tires 70%, exc. cond., $130,000. als, 7150 hrs., big pump, 4 hyds. with air 306-642-4833 306-642-7658 Assiniboia SK seeder return line, $65,000, 204-871-0925 1997 JD 5300 with 520 loader, 1698 hrs, MacGregor, MB. 55 HP, original owner, premium unit. Pal1988 CASE/IH 7130, 4900 hrs., MFD, l e t fo r k s a l s o av a i l a b l e . $ 1 7 , 9 0 0 . duals, $38,000 OBO. To be picked up in 403-572-3667, Carbon, AB. Raymore, SK. 204-352-4037. 1982 JD 1040 w/cab, 3 PTH, JD 175 WA N T E D : I H C 1 2 5 6 , 1 4 5 6 , 1 0 2 6 l o a d e r, $ 1 2 , 9 0 0 O B O . C a l l G a r y Case/IH hydro; JD 6030 in running cond. 2 0 4 - 3 2 6 - 7 0 0 0 , S t e i n b a c h , M B . or for parts. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB.

FIN AL CLEAR AN CE - AIR DR ILLS AIR DR ILLS & AIR S EEDER CAR TS : L is t N ow 28 ’- M o d el 7550 Air Drill w ith M o d el 3215 Air S eed er Ca rt: $131,574.00 $8 2,000.00 10” S p a cin g, 3.5” S teel Pa ckers , S in gle S ho o t, w ith 215 b u Air Ca rt, M echa n ica l Ra te Co n tro l (On e left a va ila b le) 33’ - M o d el 7550 Air Drill w ith M o d el 3315 Air S eed er Ca rt: $148,162.00 $9 4,500.00 10” S p a cin g, 3.5” S teel Pa ckers , S in gle S ho o t, w ith 315 b u Air Ca rt, M echa n ica l Ra te Co n tro l (On e left a va ila b le) 37’ - M o d el 7550 Air Drill w ith M o d el 3315 Air S eed er Ca rt: $145.989.00 $9 5,500.00 10” S p a cin g, 3.5” S teel Pa ckers , S in gle S ho o t, w ith 315 b u Air Ca rt, M echa n ica l Ra te Co n tro l (On e left a va ila b le) S OL D 48 ’ - DEM O M o d el 7550 Air Drill w ith N EW M o d el 4400 Air S eed er Ca rt: $218,270.00 $123,700.00 10” S p a cin g; 5” S teel Pa ckers , Do u b le S ho o t, w ith 390 b u Air Ca rt, Va ria b le Ra te Co n tro l (On e left a va ila b le) 48 ’ - M o d el 7550 Air Drill w ith M o d el 4400 Air S eed er Ca rt: $216,369.00 $134,500.00 10” S p a cin g; 3.5” S teel Pa ckers , Do u b le S ho o t, w ith 390 b u Air Ca rt, Va ria b le Ra te Co n tro l (Three Tw o left a va ila b le) 6 0’ - M o d el 7560 Air Drill w ith M o d el 4400 Air S eed er Ca rt: $237,323.00 $150,000.00 10” S p a cin g; 5” S teel Pa ckers , Do u b le S ho o tw ith 390 b u Air Ca rt, Va ria b le Ra te Co n tro l (Three left a va ila b le) M o d el 3315 Air S eed er Ca rt; 315 b u ; 6-Ru n ; M echa n ica l Ra te Co n tro l; $74,117.00 $53,500.00 T o w Behin d (Three a va ila b le) All Un its a re NE W , u n les s s ta ted , a n d a re in E zee-On d ea ler in ven to ry (M B/ S K / AB) a tCa s h No T ra d e p rices . Vis ityo u r E zee-On d ea ler o r ca ll the F a cto ry fo r fu ll d eta ils a n d lis to fa ll Drills & Ca rts cu rren tly a va ila b le. Dea lers hip freight & PDIa n d yo u r cho ice o f o pen ers a re extra .

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1983 4450 JD tractor, powershift, 8000 h r s , ve r y g o o d c o n d i t i o n , $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 . 306-577-7990, 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK. 1975 JOHN DEERE 2130, 146 loader, 3 PTH, runs good, $9900 OBO. Phone 204-573-0181, Forrest, MB. JD 8970 4 WD, 8450, 4450, 4030, 2130. All with loaders and 3 PTH. Will take JD tractors in trade that need work. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 1995 8770, 5100 hrs., 24 spd., 20.8x38, AutoTrac ready, 3 hydraulics, $69,000. 306-753-2833, Macklin, SK. 2001 JD 7610, MFWD, power quad, LHR, w/JD 740 loader, grapple fork and joyJD 7710 MFWD; JD 7810 MFWD; JD stick, shedded, 6300 hrs. 306-248-3920, 8110 MFD, all low hours, can be equipped 780-872-3797, St. Walburg, SK. with loaders; J D 6 4 2 0 with loader. 1997 J D 9 2 0 0 , 3717 hrs., 24 spd., 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. 20.8x42 duals, excellent condition, 1997 JD 9400 4 WD, 24 spd. trans., diff $85,000. Ph 204-568-4593, Miniota, MB. lock, 710x70x38 Firestone duals at 65%, weights front and back, 5500 hrs., in very 1983 JD 8450, $27,000 OBO. For details good condition, $97,000. 204-746-5354, call 306-865-2075, Hudson Bay, SK. Morris, MB. or JD 4440, 8000 hrs, 500 on rebuilt engine, 1991 JD 4955 MFWD, 42” duals, front FEL w/bucket and grapple, joystick conweights, powershift, good condition, trol, 20.8x38 rears (3 yrs. old), asking $28,000 OBO. Phone Terry 306-594-7580 $55,000. 403-854-0230, Hanna, AB. or 306-594-2608 evenings, Hyas, SK. BEN PETERS JD TRACTORS Ltd. c/o Mitch Rouire, Box 72, Roseisle, MB, R0G 1V0. 2007 JD 9630, 1273 hrs., full weight pkg., 204-828-3628 (shop), 204-750-2459 HID lites, 4 hyds., AutoSteer, one owner, (cell). FOR SALE: 4455, MFWD, 3PTH, 15 always stored inside, mint condition, spd, w/wo FEL; (2) 4250, MFWD, 3PTH, 15 $ 2 5 5 , 0 0 0 O B O . 7 8 0 - 3 6 5 - 2 4 4 7 , spd; 2950, MFWD, 3PTH, w/260 self level- 780-995-9966, Andrew, AB ling FEL; 4640, 3PTH, 3 hyd’s; 4440, quad, 3PTH; 2555, CAH, 3PTH, 4600 hrs w/146 FEL; 3140, 3PTH, new paint and tires, hi/low shift, mint; 1830, 3PTH. We also 2003 MASSEY 8270, FWA, 18 spd powerhave loaders, buckets and grapples to fit shift, 200 HP, 3760 hrs., 20.8xR46 tires. 306-397-2653, Edam, SK. JD tractors.

4690 CANADIAN EDITION, all new valves 2010 JD 9630T, 650 hrs., PTO, like new. and injection system, 4 hyd outlets, PTO, 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. 20.8x34 duals, excellent. 306-296-4909 or 1990 4455 MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, rub306-296-4731, Frontier, SK. ber 90%, 4200 hrs, immaculate. 2006 MXU135, 3614 HRS, MFWD, diff 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. lock, left hand shuttle shift, cab suspen- 4020 JOHN DEERE with 148 FEL, 7500 sion, hi/low powershift. LX750 heavy duty hours, excellent condition. 204-634-2508, loader, self-levelling, joystick, softride. Pierson, MB. $69,000. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK 8570 JD, 12 spd. trans., 4200 hrs., 2009 CIH 485STX, 2000 hrs., PTO, high 1993 tires, $65,000 OBO. 306-873-2347 flo hydraulics, 710x42 tires, mint cond. 18.3x38 Call 306-231-9937 or 306-231-6675, Tisdale, SK. Humboldt, SK. 1995 JD 8770, 4 WD, 5343 hrs., 20.8x42 tires- 60%, recent Greenlight, good cond. Asking $67,500. 306-358-4806, Denzil, SK.

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1995 JD 6400, MFWD, 3PTH, self-levelling l o a d e r, g r a p p l e f o r k , 3 5 0 0 h r s . 306-272-4382, Foam Lake, SK. 1987 JD 8200 FWA, 5900 hrs, new inside duals, 3 PTH, 4 remotes, all the options, $79,000. 306-445-5531, Denholm, SK. 2007 JD 9620T, 36” tracks, Xenon HID light package, weight pkg, AutoTrac ready, 1228 hrs. Asking $219,000; 2008 JD 9530, 800x70R38 Firestone duals, 1872 hrs., one owner. Asking $210,000. 306-641-4890, 306-641-5814, Yorkton, SK. 2004 9220 JD 4WD tractor, std. trans., 20.8x42 tires, GPS, w/AutoSteer, 3600 hrs., $136,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment, 306-449-2255, Storthoaks, SK. 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. JOHN DEERE 7830, quad trans w/E range, 42” tire, 3PTH, 746 loader w/grapple, LH reverser, 1900 hrs, $115,000. Mint! Carstairs, AB. 403-371-5348 1995 JD 8100, MFWD, 4604 hrs, always shedded. 306-694-5507, Moose Jaw, SK. J O H N D E E R E 8 4 5 0 , P TO, 8 3 0 0 h r s , 18.4x38 tires, excellent condition. 306-335-2756, Lemberg, SK. JD 7330, 115 hrs., w/741 self-leveling loader, Meteor 108” double auger snowblower, Horst HLA 4000 10’ snow blade, $120,000. 403-728-8200, Spruce View AB. JD 3140, LOW, LOW ORIGINAL HOURS, c/w cab, JD FEL, used very little, premium unit, $19,500 OBO. 403-823-1894, Drumheller, AB. JD 7410 MFWD w/740 loader/grapple, 3 PTH, LH shuttle, 20.8x38 rear tires, 7300 hrs, $49,900. 403-854-0230, Hanna, AB. GREENSTAR 2600 DISPLAY with SF1 unlock, used for two years, $7500. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. 2002 JD 9520, 8500 hours, $100,000; 2008 JD 9630, 2300 hours, $250,000. Phone 306-831-8963, Rosetown, SK. 1971 JD 4020, cab, loader, factory 3 PTH, best offer. 204-263-5344, Pine River, MB. 2130 JD TRACTOR, w/146 FEL, 540/1000 PTO, $9500 OBO. 306-232-4808, Hague, SK. JD 2755 TRACTOR w/JD loader and grapple, 2 WD, 9025 hrs., exc. shape. 306291-9395, 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. 1981 JD 4640, 6500 hrs., quad shift, 20.8x38 tires, excellent condition, $24,000. 306-421-9817, Benson, 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 1992 4960, MFWD, 6920 hrs, 3 hyds., 20.8x42 radial duals, 280 loader and grapple, $64,000. 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK. 1972 JD 4020, w/rollbar cab, 6300 hrs, c/w Leon 10’ dozer and Ezee-On loader, $15,000. 403-887-5527, Sylvan Lake, AB. 4430 JD w/148 loader, grapple, and joystick, 10,500 hrs, $20,000. Phone 306-634-4454, Estevan, SK.

1997 MASSEY 8160, FWA, Dyna shift, 3000 hrs., 80% rubber, $48,000 OBO. 306-628-4154, Leader, SK. MF 4880, 320+ HP, 20.8x38 radials, like new, recent complete engine overhaul w/workorder, high volume 3/4” hyd. couplers, return line, exc. cond. Pics available. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd, 306-445-5516, 306-441-7851, North Battleford, SK.

2007 NH TV145 w/84LB loader and grapple, 2660 hrs., front and rear PTO, 3 PTH, engine end wheel weights, front and rear diff. locks; Also avail. Leon quick attach 9’ blade for same. 403-556-0316, Olds, AB. 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. 1994 NH 9680, 4 WD, 855 cu. in. Cummins, 12 spd. std., high flow hyd. update, Outback AutoSteer hyds. plumped in, 3960 hrs., exc. cond., 20.8R42 duals, shedded, $70,000. Delivery may be available. 306-460-8487, Netherhill, SK. RETIRING: 1998 FORD NH 9682, 5000 hrs, duals, exc. shape, $83,900. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon, SK. 1996 NH 9482, 4250 hrs., high cap. hyd. pump, 20.8x42 duals, always shedded, asking $67,500. Brett 306-658-4734, 306-843-7192, Wilkie, SK. 2009 TV6070, bi-directional, 3PTH, grapple, manure tines, 800 hrs., like new. Dave 403-556-3992, Olds, AB. 1998 NH 9682, 425 HP, 12 spd, 20.8x42 triples, 5308 hrs, performance monitor, Trimble 500 AutoSteer, exc., $87,000. Gravelbourg SK. 306-648-2310, 306-648-7877 1994 FORD NH 9480, 4380 hrs, 20.8/42 new Jan. 2009, hyflow hyd., 350 HP, shedded, 12 spd. trans, no PTO, $68,000. 403-901-5018, Gleichen, AB. 1996 9682, 3614 hrs., 20.8x42 duals, Outback AutoSteer ready, front/rear weights, axle seals and bearings done last spring, s h e d d e d , e x c . c o n d . $ 9 0 , 0 0 0 O B O. 306-478-2939, Ferland, SK.

1998 8970, 210 HP, FWA, front weights, 4 remotes, duals on rear, 3100 hrs, excellent condition. 306-375-7600, Lacadena, SK. 1997 FORD 8770, 18 spd. powershift, super steer, 4 hyds., 3 PTH, PTO, 14.9x46 duals, FWA, nice clean tractor, 5800 hrs. $55,000. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. FORD 8670, 9000 hrs., 8 new tires, powershift, 3 PTH, 4 hyd. outlets, transmission rebuilt, $51,500. 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK.

1990 FORD VERSATILE 946, 20.8x42” duals, good rubber, good cond., $39,000. 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. FORD VERSATILE 976, 6800 hours, new inside 24.5x32 tires, $55,000. 306-442-4505, Weyburn, SK. 1984 895 VERSATILE, 6300 hrs., new tires. Arch Equipment 306-867-7252, Outlook, SK. 256 VERSATILE BI-DIRECTIONAL c/w FEL quick att. bucket and forks, 3 remotes, rec e n t m o t o r ove r h a u l , 2 n ew t i r e s , $15,000. 306-648-3514, 306-648-7273, Gravelbourg, SK.

2004 JD 7320, MFWD, 3 PTH, JD 740 loader, joystick, 7’ bucket, LH reverser, 16x16 partial powershift trans., 3820 hrs. Free shipping in MB or SK, $67,900 OBO. Call Gary at 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB, 1 9 8 2 V E R S AT I L E 8 3 5 , 5 6 0 0 h r s . , 1995 JD 8970, 4131 hrs, triples, 24 speed, 18.4x38 duals 90%, vg cond. Rick Wildfong weights, $87,000. 306-441-9320, North 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. Battleford, SK. 1982 VERSATILE 1150, 470 HP, 8 spd. 2004 7520 MFWD, 5400 hrs, 2nd owner, standard, 6500 hrs, recent clutch and front 741 self levelling loader/grapple, power- diff, 5 hyd., air seeder return line, 30.5x32 shift/ left hand reverse, 3 PTH, exc. cond., tires w/35% tread left, no cracks, dual $72,500. Would trade for 200 HP MFWD chrome stacks. 306-563-5268, Canora, SK. tractor. 204-239-7874, Austin, MB. 2009 400 HP Versatile, 710x38 rubber, 1996 JD 8970, PTO, 4813 hrs., triples, 24 rear wgts, deluxe cab, perf. monitor, less speed, weights, $93,000. 306-441-9320, than 250 hrs. 306-776-2295, Rouleau, SK. North Battleford, SK. 1988 VERSATILE 276-2, 8025 hrs, 3PTH, 1997 JD 9400, 710x38 Titan duals at 65%, hitch at both ends, FEL, $22,500. Iron Riv24 spd. trans, 4 SCV, 10,000 lb. weights, er, AB. 780-812-1892 or 780-826-4452. GreenStar ready, 8000 hrs, just Greenlighted and excellent condition, asking $92,500 OBO. Call 306-869-3287 home; 306-869-7932 cell, Radville, SK.




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NH 9882, perf mon, 710/38 metrics, approx 4157 hrs .$119,900 NH TJ450 ‘05, 2156 hrs ..............................................$179,900 Vers 435 ‘11, PTO PS, 900/70 38 duals FS Cat 16 spd PS .............................................................................$299,000 Vers 375 ‘10, Goodyear tires, 710/70R38 duals, 427 hrs .....................................................................$199,000


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HARVESTING 2 - A86 ‘09, Call for details ..........................................$299,000 R76 ‘10 .............................................................................. CALL R76 ‘09 w/4200 hdr, loaded ........................................$299,000 R66 ‘09, beacon lts w/sensor, sep cage, chrm, high hyd reel fore/aft, HID lt, hella, R1 FS, 900/60R32 R1W 16.9x26 10 ply, stone trap, fine cut chpr, hyd sprdr sngl, 12” deck ext, 182.3 hrs ....................................$259,000 2 - R75, ‘08, 635 hrs....................................................$249,500 R75 ‘03 w/4000 hdr, Rakeup, 14” auger, yield & moisture, loaded,1249 hrs ........................................$159,000 R75 ‘03, SM pu, hi-wire sep grate, E-Z close stone trap, chrm helical bars, 1435 hrs........................................$149,000 R65 ‘08, w/4200 hdr, yield moisture & map, GB sensor, ladder deck ext, spout for 14”, 484.4 hrs ..................$259,000 R65 ‘08, 14” unload auger, fine cut chpr, HID lights, yield, moisture & GPS ................................................$179,000 R65 ‘07, 850 hrs ..........................................................$199,000 R65, ‘03, 14” unload, hi-wire sep grate, fine cut chpr, hyd straw sprdr, 1906 hrs ..........................................$149,000 R62 ‘01, 30.5 rubber, fine cut chpr, hyd sprdr, 14’ Swathmaster approx. 1600 hrs ..................................$109,000 R62 ‘00, SM pu, fine cut chpr, elec concave adj ............. $99,000 Case 1680 ‘91, rebuilt, w/Rake-up pu............................ $34,900 MF 9795 ‘10, 350 bu, adj strng axle, CL8 beacon lt, bin sensor deck ext 145” tread, HID lt, hella, elec adj, 28Lx26 R1, adj, FS 900/60R32 R1W, Mav chpr ..........$299,000 3 - MF 9795 ‘09, heavy duty axle, 28Lx26 rear, 18.4R42 duals, Y&M, airfoil chaffer, Redekop Mav chpr, HID lights, add. hyd outlet ...............................................$279,000

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CI 742, 42’ .................................................................... $19,500 2 - JD 2360 ‘90, 25’ ...................................................... $16,900 MF 9435 ‘10, 30’, loaded, auto steer...........................$119,000 MF 9435 ‘10, 36’, 400 hrs, loaded ..............................$119,000 MF 9430 ‘11, 30’, 100 hrs, auto steer, loaded .............$119,000 MF 9430 ‘09, 36’, 400 hrs, loaded ..............................$105,000 MF 9430 ‘08, 36’, pu reel, gauge whls, swath roller, 600 hrs ....................................................................... $89,900 MF 220XL ‘01, 30’ dbl swath, HCC reel, 1428 hrs ......... $39,900 Macdon M150 ‘09 w/35’ D60 hdr, auto steer, loaded, dbl knife drive, approx 375 machine hrs ....................$129,000 2 - NH HW325 ‘05, 30’, 1200 hrs, loaded ..................... $79,500 Prairie Star 4940, ‘02, 30’, 972 hdr, big tires on back, gauge whls, 1075 cutting hrs................................................. $69,900


3 - HB SP36 ‘10.........................................Starting @ $64,900 2 - HB SP30 ‘10, Glnr adapt w/hyd detach trspt, cross auger, cntr mt, UII pu reel, sngl knife dr ....................... $59,900 HB SP30 ‘09, sng knife, UII, hdr tilt, cross auger, detach trspt, Case 2388 adptr, fore/aft ................................... $54,900 HB SP30 ‘05, UII reel, sngl knife dr, detach trspt, cross auger, Glr adapt, low block ......................................... $44,900 HB SP30 ‘04, UII reel, pea auger, CR adptr, hyd reel fore/ aft, integral transport .................................................. $34,900 HB SP25 ‘08, UII reel, poly on skid, detachable transport, pea auger, transport canvass ....................... $39,900 HB SP25, ‘93, TR adptr, X auger, UII, steel teeth ............ $19,900


Case IH 8465 ‘98, 5x6, auto.......................................... $15,000 Case IH 8730 Forage Harvester .................................... $7,200 Hesston 956 ‘03, 5x6 ................................................... $24,900 Hesston 7500 ‘03, used less than 500 acres.................. $25,000 Highline 7000 ‘01 .......................................................... $7,900 NH 900 ‘99 Forage Harvester ..................................... $12,900 New Noble 716 Hay Hdr 16’ for MF 200 or CCIL 722, steel on steel rollers ..................................................... $11,900 NI 4865 ‘97 hyd ............................................................ $12,900

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U S E D E QU I P M E N T USED TRACTORS CASE 1390, ‘81, HN2874B ......................... $8,995 H CASE 7140, ‘90, FWA, 18.4X26 FRT, 20.8R42 REAR, INTEGRAL AUTO STEER, S2 OUTBACK, N21651B ................................................ $49,950 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 9520, ‘02, 450 HP, W/PS.800/70R38 D, 4 HYD, 800R38 TIRES, PS, AUTOGUIDANCE/STEERING, LOSS MONITOR, HN2820A ............................. $173,900 H MF 396, ‘95, CLW LOADER, FWA, CAB, EZEE ON LDR, SPEAR, N21708A ................... CALL FOR DETAILS K MF 1105, W/LEON 707 LDR, 24.5X32 REAR, 11.00X16 FRT, 2 HYD, HN2395B ............. $13,900 H 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 TV145, ‘06, N21907A .......................... $85,000 K NH TV6070, PN2747A............................. $115,000 P NH TG285, 16.9X30 FRT, 20.8X42 REAR D, 4 HYD, 3 PT, PTO, PN2913A ................................. $122,500 P NH 9682, ‘97, 20.8R42 FRONT, 20.5R42 REAR, SHORTTRED, PERF. MON EZEE GUIDE 500 EZEE STEER, N21913A .................................... $86,000 K NH T9040, ‘08, DLX CAB, HYD LIGHTS, DIFF LOCK, AM/FM/CD, 800 70R38 FRT & REAR, N21690A .............................................. $235,000 K

NH T9060, ‘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................................... $285,000 H VERS 1150, REBUILT ENG & TRANS, 800 TIRES, 450 HP, 8 SPD, ATOM JET PUMP, C21627 ...... $75,000 K

AIR SEEDERS 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 ...................................................$7,900 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 T, RTH, DIAMOND TREAD TIRES, PB2834A...................................... $47,400 P BOURG 5350, DS, CTM, MAN RATE ADJ, 491 MON, 30.5X32 DIAMOND 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, 4 B, SS, 9” SPC, B21671B... $78,000 K

TILLAGE BOURG 3310, ‘09, SS, MRBS, 4.8 PKRS, LEADING AIR KIT, B21673A ........................................ $174,000 K

BOURG 3310, ‘10, PB2657A ................... $217,000 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, 330#, 3 1/2” STEEL, 9.8” SPC, REBUILD, 3” CARBIDE TIPS, MRBS, UPDATED WIDE PIVOT, SS AIR TANK, B21677D................. $46,000 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, ‘03, 54’, 54’,230 TRIP, 3” RUBBER, 9.8 SPC, DS, DRY SERIES, 20 MRBS,CARBIDE, SCRAPERS, 1” CARBIDE VERTICAL, BOURG OPENERS, B21350A ................................................ $72,000 K BOURG 5710, ‘04, 64’, MRBS, PB2601A ................................................ $89,000 P BOURG 5710, 54’, PB2641A ..................... $75,000 P BOURG 5710, ‘05, 3 1/2 STEEL, 450#, 9.8” SPC, DS, MRBS, 47’ 3/4” SPEED LOC OPENERS, B21785A ................................................ $63,500 K 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 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

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USED SPRAYERS 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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HIGH LIFT LEON loader with 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket. Model 790?. $3,000 OBO. 306-395-2668 or 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. JD 280 SL loader, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket and teeth, with JD grapple, loader mounts off JD 4450, p r o fe s s i o n a l ly p a i n t e d 1 y e a r a g o . 204-855-2409, Oak Lake, MB. 1973 HOUGH 90, FEL, ROPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canopy, dsl., 4 yard bucket, running, all lights working, new windshield and glass, ready to work, $20,000 OBO. 780-349-2698, Westlock, AB DEGELMAN 6-WAY DOZER, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, mounts for Case 9150-9350 series. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. WANTED: DOZER BLADE to fit 946 Ford/ Versatile, Leon or Degelman, all types considered. 780-675-3541, Athabasca, AB. 645B FIAT ALLIS payloader, 4800 hrs., new rubber, 1978. Jim 306-640-8266 cell, Limerick, SK. DEGELMAN 7200 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6-way quick attach for JD 9220 w/heavy frame rails, $17,500 OBO. 780-846-2645, Kitscoty, AB. D E G E L M A N D O Z E R 4 - WAY, 1 4 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; , h a s mounts for JD 8650. Call 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. LEON 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6-way quick attach blade, mounts for Series 9000 JD FWD tractor. 403-227-2371, Innisfail, AB.

WANTED: FEL to fit 7600 Ford tractor. 306-276-5770, White Fox, SK.


R670 DEGLEMAN STONE PICKER and a 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Degleman rock rake. 204-546-3154, Grandview, MB. IHC 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; HOE drill, good cond, $2000; Yardworks riding lawn mower, 20 HP, 46â&#x20AC;? cut, like new, $1500. 306-228-2934, Unity, SK. ROTARY SCREEN FOR 86 series IH tractor $50 OBO; 4- 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; P-20 Flexi-Coil packers $25 ea; 4- 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crowfoot packers $25 ea; 15 bale s t o o ke r a n d fo r k $ 2 5 0 O B O . 3 0 6 945-2074, 306-232-7860 Waldheim SK THE RM OF ESTEVAN, SK. No. 5 has the following equipment for sale: 2003 Volvo G740B grader, 8703 hrs., $100,000 OBO; 2006 Schulte mower, model XH1500, $8000 OBO; 2003 Flex Arm, model FLX15, $2000 OBO; 2006 LuckNow snowblower, $6300, OBO. For more info. contact Blaine at 306-421-1942 or Kim at 306-634-2222. FRONT WHEEL Assist housing rebuilt, portable line boring service, table augers and concave rebuilt. Pennoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Machining and Mfg. Ltd. 204-966-3221, online parts store 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHALLENGER CULTIVATOR w/Beeline applicator and harrows; 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep tillage HD cult. w/harrows; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; drill transport; 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Morris rod weeder w/multiplex harrows; Straw chopper for 9500 JD, $1800. All in vg cond. 306-948-2089, Biggar, SK. JD 750 NO-TILL disc drills 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; double box, good condition; JD 945 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; discbine mower conditioner with flails; JD 2360 diesel swather with 960 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MacDon header. Phone 306-325-4340, Lintlaw, SK. SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., WIRELESS DRIVEWAY ALARMS, calving/ foaling barn cameras, video surveillance, rear view cameras for RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, trucks, combines, seeders, sprayers and augers. M o u n t e d o n m a g n e t . C a l g a r y, A B . 403-616-6610, NEW MODEL 2530 Leon 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; hyd. blade, with mount for JD 7800 Series tractor. Reg. $16,923, Winter Special: $13,538. C o n t a c t D a r y l a t A l l We s t S a l e s , 306-882-2283 Rosetown, SK. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New Degelman equipment, land rollers, Strawmaster, rockpickers, rock rakes, dozer blades. Phone 306-957-4403, cell 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. BLANCHARD 8â&#x20AC;?x50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PTO auger, $1300; 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MacDon pickup reel, $850. Call 306-457-7511, Creelman, SK.

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WANTED: G-T GRAIN DRYER, 500 plus bushel. Ken 780-836-5308, Manning, AB WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS, all sizes, prompt pick-up. Phone 306-259-4923, 306-946-9669, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. WANTED: RUBBERS ON press wheels off 100 IHC press drill. Phone 204-773-2868, Russell, MB. WANTED: old drill fill for 3 ton truck. Also 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vibramaster Bourgault cultivator and old gas 3/4 ton truck. 306-344-4453, Paradise Hill, SK. LOOKING FOR: HARROW packer bar. Phone 306-542-4498 or 306-542-7325, Kamsack, SK. WANTED: USED 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; JD gyro mower, reasonably good condition. 403-742-9568, Stettler, AB. WANTED: 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JD 6030 tractor, need not be running. 204-766-2643.

BIRCH FIREWOOD: Cut, split, seasoned. $180 per 1/2 cord picked up. Delivery available. 306-945-7791, 306-945-7792 at ALL CANADIAN Coal and wood pellet hydronic heaters. Save up to 70% on your Hepburn, SK. h e at i n g b i l l . N ova M e t a l Te c h L t d . , BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood 7 8 0 - 9 2 2 - 2 4 8 0 , S h e r wo o d Pa r k , A B . for sale. Contact Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Cut, split seasoned Poplar and Jack Pine. Custom ordering BIRD WATCHERS CALL To The Far North! and delivery available. 306-862-8425, Bird stands and natural locations available. Year round bird and wildlife watching. 306-862-9157, Nipawin, SK Tree stands, ground blinds, and natural loCUSTOM FIREWOOD PROCESSING, cations available. North Western Sasmax block length 22â&#x20AC;?, cut and split into katchewan. Ron Kisslinger 306-822-2256 rough pile. $75/cord, travel costs extra. or email: Firewood for sale: Tamarack, Poplar and Pine. $175/cord, delivery extra. Nipawin, SK. Ph. 306-862-3086 or 306-862-7831.

1x42 Hakki Pike Firewood Processor, USED OIL WELL TUBE: 1.66 O.D. $19; 2 cut up to 17â&#x20AC;? diameter logs, 3 second cy- inch, $25; 2-7/8â&#x20AC;? $31; 3-1/2â&#x20AC;? $39; 22 ft. 3/4â&#x20AC;? Co Rod, $5. 1-888-792-6283. WANTED: Valmar 245 PT applicator. cle, hydraulic joystick controls, PTO powered. 306-742-2055, Calder, SK. 306-478-2611, Mankota, SK. WANTED: JUMPSTART CANOLA SEED treater. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam HOME OF REINKE ELECTROGATOR II. Lake, SK, Reinke centre pivots, Reinke laterals, WANTED: 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;- 72â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heavy harrow; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SP BEVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy di- Reinke genuine parts. Can design to your windrower; 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;- 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; landroller. Yorkton, SK. rect, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, needs. Call 306-858-7351 Lucky Lake, SK. Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also Phone 306-563-8482 or 306-782-2586. available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, Columnist Will Oddie returns for 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK. GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner Wo o d P r e s e r ve r s L t d . , a s k fo r R o n 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK.

1/4â&#x20AC;? TO 1/2â&#x20AC;? used WIRE ROPE suitable WANTED: NEW HOLLAND 105 bale truck for fencing; Also 1/4â&#x20AC;? stainless steel mounted retriever. Call 306-221-0734, available. 403-237-8575, Calgary, AB. Dundurn, SK. STANDARD AND CUSTOM steel perimeter WANTED: CYLINDER HEAD for 650 Int. fencing for oil and gas wells. Facilities and t r a c t o r, W D 9 w i l l p r o b a b l y f i t . structures. Call Colette at Wagnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fabricating Inc., 403-527-7214, various loca306-279-4633, Yellow Creek, SK. tions. WANTED: HAYBUSTER 1000 or 8000 seed drill, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. 780-636-3310, Vilna, SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights AB. from 26â&#x20AC;? to 120â&#x20AC;?. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, WANTED: MANUAL TIRE CHANGER; 125, sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen, 135, or 170 Gehl mixmill, must be exc. Smeaton, SK., ph/fax 306-426-2305. cond. Rod 306-944-4905, Plunkett, SK. FREE STANDING PANELS for sale: 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5 WANTED: 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DT chisel plow with floating b a r p a n e l s m a d e w i t h 2 , 7 / 8 â&#x20AC;? p i p e , hitch, preferably 4 bar harrow, in good $425/panel. 204-642-3026, Arborg, MB. condition. 780-674-4225, Barrhead, AB. CONTRACTORS INC. See Custom WANTED: OLDER 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROTOTILLER. Phone 4T Work. Call 306-329-4485, 306-272-4639, Foam Lake, SK. 306-222-8197, Asquith, SK. Email: WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly trac- tors. Newer models too! Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor CUSTOM FENCING. Will travel. Taking Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. bookings for spring. Call 306-329-4493, WANTED: JD 535 OR 635 MoCo with im- or 306-221-8806, Asquith, SK. p e l l e r s , g o o d u s e d o r d e m o . 5 x 1 0 P O RTA B L E C O R R A L PA N E L S 780-679-7693, Camrose, AB. starting at $55. 403-226-1722, 1-866-517WANTED: 4 WD tractor, 300 HP plus, 8335, Calgary, AB, good working condition, low hrs., shedded if possible. No junkers please. Box 5557, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 Fin a n c in g LOOKING FOR 12-15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aerway aerator. and Phone 306-424-2755, Kendall, SK. L ea sin g WANTED: JD 4730 or 4830 sprayer, new R egin a , S K or low hrs. Phone/fax 306-283-4747 or 3 0 6 -3 47-0 774 o r 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. To ll F ree a t 1-8 6 6 -8 9 9 -9 9 6 5 PURCHASE OR TRADE: 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bourgault quick attach harrows for 8â&#x20AC;? spacing gang â&#x20AC;˘ Le a s e Equ ipm e n t u p to 20 ye a rs o ld poly packers. 403-664-2172, Oyen, AB. â&#x20AC;˘ Co m m e rcia l Bu ild in gs WANTED: JD 7810, low hrs., c/w FEL, 3 â&#x20AC;˘ S e m i An n u a l-An n u a l P a ym e n ts PTH; NH 1037 or 1036 bale wagon. â&#x20AC;˘ Ge t P re -Appro ve d 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. WANTED: Cab for Ford 5640 - 8340 tractor, for parts, 40 series. 780-240-3818, Kingman, AB. WANTED: FLEXI-COIL 3450, 3850 and FIREWOOD: SEMI LOADS, self-unloading 2320 TBH tanks. Call 306-237-4212, Per- truck, or pick up on yard. Hague, SK. Phone: 306-232-4986, 306-212-7196. due, SK.

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another season to the Western Producerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Production section with his column, Energy Field.

F667 CLARK SKIDDER, excellent condition, extensive work done on complete machine w/work orders available, c/w grapple and winch, tires are 90% rear, 80% front. Contact Ron at 306-922-4588 days, or 306-764-7889 nights, Prince Albert, SK.

Forklifts and Parts New and Used All makes and models

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.

THINKING OF IRRIGATING or moving water? Pumping units, 6â&#x20AC;? to 10â&#x20AC;? alum. pipe; Also Wanted: 6â&#x20AC;? to 10â&#x20AC;? pipe. Call Dennis, 403-308-1400, Taber, AB. 40 years of experience, not a Dealer. Email:

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. #1 KILLER (heart disease). Good news Breakthrough! Heart disease may be prevented and possibly reversed. Call: LIKE NEW 7-1/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3 PTH tandem disc, 1-888-544-2560, $1950. 306-291-8082, Delisle, SK. 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 1-800-690-2396 Online:




240 PIECES 6â&#x20AC;?x40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ringlock; 110 pieces 6â&#x20AC;?x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ringlock; 6â&#x20AC;?x40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 6â&#x20AC;?x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; alum. pipe. Contact Central Water and Equipment Services Ltd. 306-975-1999, Saskatoon, SK. View by appointment only.

Ph Marie @ 1 888 440 2700 or e mail



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RAIN MAKER IRRIGATION Zimmatic pivots/ Greenfield mini pivots, K-Line towable irrigation, spare parts/ accessories, new and used equip. Custom designs to solve your specific irrigation needs. For experience you can trust call: 306-867-9606 Outlook SK. WANTED: THREE COMPLETE spans of 5-9/16â&#x20AC;? pipe off 1981 Zimmatic pivot. 403-652-1896 eves, High River, AB.



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SELLING ON BEHALF of Carl Moffatt: 1998 Agco Allis 9735 tractor, FWA, 3886 hrs., $35,000; 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CI 203 HD cult., $1000; 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CI 179 field cult. $1000; 2-10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Melroe 204 press drills, $2000; CI 622 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PTO swather, $500; 1981 CI 550 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swather, $1500; 2- CI 9600 PTO combines, $2000 ea; 2-15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; G100 CI discers, $500; 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Inland 5 bar tine harrow bar, $2500. All machinery in exc. cond. Barry 306-441-1259, North Battleford USED EQUIPMENT: 1995 JD tractor 8300, MFWD, 3 PTH, powershift, less than 5800 hrs, $77,500; Brand new 2011 Parker 739 grain cart w/tarp, SALE PRICE $24,900; 2004 JD 630F, SALE PRICE $20,500; 2004 JD 635F, SALE PRICE $23,900. Please visit or call Shelton Kehler 701-330-7401 or Tom Wiebe 204-312-0604, Winkler, MB. 175 D E G L E M A N S T R AW T I N E S , 9/16x17â&#x20AC;?, $15/ea. Phone 306-861-0177, Weyburn, SK. 1997 JD 9600, only 2000 sep. hrs; 1972 JD 4620; 1982 IHC 5088. All field ready and OBO. 204-766-2643. D8 CATERPILLAR; Model 60 elevating grader; TR95 NH; 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122; harrow packer drawbar; Bourgault 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cult. w/air seeder tank; 1300 gal. sprayer; 2005 Dodge dsl. truck w/25,000 miles; more misc. machinery. 306-842-6123, Weyburn, SK. KOENDERS 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swath rollers, $990; Ezee-On 2135 FEL, (JD 4030- 4455), $4900; Trailmaster 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; gooseneck, $7500. Hergott Farm Equip. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

YARD AND GARDEN air-cooled eng. parts stock. Over $14,000 in retail value. Some tools, used engines and parts included, $3000 OBO. 306-836-2083, Simpson, SK.

DISPERSALS, BRED HEIFERS and cows, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK, Saturday, February 4, 1:00 PM. Featuring: Ackerman dispersal, 60 Red and Tan cows bred RA; Mangel dispersal, 130 RA cross Simm cross Hereford cows bred RA or Simmental, 12 heifers bred RA, 2 coming 2 yr old reg. Simmental bulls; Funke, 75 Tan heifers bred RA; Plus other bred heifers and cows. Visit for more details and pictures. Phone 306-693-4715. PL# 914447



CHAPMAN CATTLE CO. 100% â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ForageDevelopedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bull Sale. Angus and Red Angus 2 yr. old bulls, Thursday, Feb. 16th 2012, 1:00 PM, Stettler Auction Mart, Stettler, AB. Silas Chapman 403-741-2099 or Shane Castle 306-741-7485. Visit for more info or to request a catalogue online.


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NEW AND USED Outback STS, S3 mapping units. Baseline and AutoSteer units. Trades welcome. 306-397-2678, Edam, SK.

N.A.P.S. SOLAR STORE offers solar panels, windmills, components or complete solar systems and energy efficient appliances. 780-835-3682, 1-866-835-6277, Fairview, AB., or check out:

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



4- TWO YEAR old bulls, yearling bulls, 5 yearling red bulls, 10 black registered 2 0 1 1 h e i fe r s . C a n a d i a n b l o o d l i n e s . 306-877-2014, 306-877-4402, Dubuc, SK.


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Bull & Heifer SALE MADER RANCHES, Pearson Simmentals and Diamond T Cattle Co. 23nd Annual Bullpower Sale, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, Olds, AB. 90 polled, red and black Simmental, Salers, and Angus bulls. Also 8 Simmental heifers. Easy calving bulls for heifers, high performance bulls for cows, 85 lb. average birth weight, gaining almost 4 lbs. per day. 75% sell from $2000 to $3500. Free wintering until April 1st, delivery assistance, 2/3 down option. You can watch and bid online at: Free catalogue or view at: Randy 403-337-2928, Carstairs, AB. DIAMOND M RANCH Second Annual Bull and Female Sale, 38 top red and black Simmental 2 yr. old bulls; 15 fancy Simmental/Angus cross open heifers. Sunday, Feb. 12th, 2012, 1 PM at the ranch. Estevan, SK. Phone: 306-421-1915, email:

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.

SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012 1:00 pm on the farm 12 miles west of Souris, MB CONTACT: Blaine Canning 204-858-2475 Michael Canning 204-858-2457 or visit website at

PUREBRED BELGIAN BLUE bulls. Not papered. Great for commercial herds. Call MUST SELL: Pine Drive Big Sky and Rito for more info 403-882-2276, Castor, AB. 2100 GDAR semen, $25 per dose, volume discount. 403-771-2696, Priddis, AB. WARDS RED ANGUS and BENLOCK Farms Annual Bull Sale, March 3rd, 2012, SLS Saskatoon, SK. Starting 2:00 PM Red and Black yearling and fall yearlings plus Black 2 yr. olds. For more info. call Clarke 306-931-3824, Tom 306-668-2125. View catalogue online 25 BLACK YEARLING HEIFERS, bred to Black Angus, to calve late March or April. Phone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, 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.

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:


18 TH ANNUAL “BACK TO THE BASICS” BULL SALE Mick & Deb Trefiak Feb. 11, 2012, 1:30 PM (MST) Lunch at noon • 42- Horned Hereford Bulls • 70- Black Angus Bulls • 25- Red Angus Bulls • 14- Purebred Black Angus Open Yearling Heifers Approx. 100 Commercial Heifers Breds & Open Call Mick 780-842-8835 cell 780-755-2224 RR 1, Edgerton, AB T0B 1K0 Catalogue Email:

ALBERTA PLAID GALLOWAY BULL & FEMALE SALE, March 10, 2012. Innisfail Auction Market, Innisfail, AB. Special guest consignors: Freeway Galloways, Fred and Maxine Noad, Alix, AB. On offer: 20 plus registered Galloway bulls, reds and blacks, yearlings, 2 yr. olds and aged bulls. All bulls will be semen tested and vet inspected prior to sale; Also on offer: Select group of registered red bred females and red open (2011 born) heifers. Contact Steve Schweer for details 403-227-3428, Email: or visit our website: Complete sale catalogue will be available in early February, 2012.

SELLING: BLACK ANGUS bulls. Wayside Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. BRED HEIFERS and bred cows for sale, preg checked, calving from April until July. Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006 website: Englefeld, SK.

HEJ CHAROLAIS BULL SALE is Friday, February 24th, 1 PM, Innisfail Auction Mart. Offering 49 red, white and tan, powerful yearling bulls. Wintering and delivery available. All bulls semen tested. For catalogues or info contact the Rasmussens 403-227-2824 or T Bar C Cattle Co. 306-933-4200, PL #116061, View the catalogue on-line at

BLACK OPEN REPLACEMENT heifers,. Call for details. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. 306-492-2161. 17TH ANNUAL Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, March 2, 2012, 1 PM, Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB. Selling 75 yearling Black Angus bulls. For catalogue or more info call Brookmore Angus, Jack Hart, 204-476-2607 or 204-476-6696. Email Sales Manage- DAVIDSON GELBVIEH/ LONESOME ment Doug Henderson 403-350-8541 or DOVE RANCH 23rd Annual Bull Sale on Saturday, March 3/2012, 1:00 PM CST 403-782-3888. Heartland Livestock Yards, Swift Current, SK. Complimentary lunch 11:00 AM. Presale viewing hospitality, Friday, March 2nd REGISTERED RED ANGUS yearling bulls, Selling 75+ PB yearling bulls, red or black. semen tested, calving ease, guaranteed Performance semen tested. Catalogue and breeders. Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, video Vernon/ Eileen 306-625-3755, 306-625-7863; Turtleford SK. Ross/Tara 306-625-3513, 306-625-7045, REGISTERED OPEN HEIFERS, have too Ponteix, SK. many replacements. Too good to ship. BLACK ANGUS AND GELBVIEH bulls, 2 yr. Will let up to 15 go. Moderate, deep, thick olds and yearlings, will keep until spring. hair, very maternal. B-elle Red Angus, Phone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, SK. phone 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. Email: SASKATOON GELVIEH BULL AND RED ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE yearlings FEMALE SALE Friday, March 23rd, Saskaand two year olds, semen tested, guaran- toon Livestock Sales. Call for catalogue or teed breeders, delivery available. Website: video 306-865-2929, 306-785-4714 or Ph 306-287-3900, 780-581-4510 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. TWIN BRIDGE FARMS 1st GELBVIEH REGISTERED YEARLING BULLS. Easy calv- Bull Sale, Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:00 ing, semen tested, vet inspected, guaran- PM at the Silver Sage Community Corrals, teed breeders, delivered. B-elle Red An- Brooks, AB. Selling 50 yearling and 2 yr. gus, 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. Email: old Gelbvieh bulls. Red and black genetics on offer. Guest consignors Jen-Ty vieh and Keriness Cattle Co. For info. conPUREBRED RED ANGUS HEIFERS, AI’d to tact: Ron and Carol Birch and Family, Hitch, Mar-Apr calving; Also 2 yr old 403-792-2123 or 403-485-5518 or Don bulls, suitable for cows; Heifer bulls also Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. Catalogue available. Y-Coulee, Frenchman’s Butts, SK online at 306-344-4993 (eves) 780-205-2283 (days) RED OPEN REPLACEMENT heifers. Call for details. Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK. MISTY VALLEY FARMS 36th Annual 306-492-2161. Production Sale of horned Herefords. WARDS RED ANGUS and BENLOCK Wednesday February 8th, 2012 at the Farms Annual Bull Sale, March 3rd, ranch, 1:00 PM MST. On offer: 50 coming 2012, SLS Saskatoon, SK. Starting 2:00 PM 2 yr. old bulls; 36 bred registered heifers; Red and Black yearling and fall yearlings 65 bred commercial Hereford heifers. Bulls plus Black 2 yr. olds. For more info. call are semen tested and pelvis measured. Clarke 306-931-3824, Tom 306-668-2125. Heifers are pregnancy tested. Misty Valley Farms, RR #1 Maidstone, SK., S0M 1M0. View catalogue online Phone Harold Odden at 306-893-2783 or REGISTERED PUREBRED Red Angus Maurice Odden at 306-893-2737. heifers and cows. Proven calving ease and performance. Bulls turned out July 1st. REGISTERED HORNED HEREFORD bred Royal Anchor Red Angus, Rosemary, AB. cows and bred heifers for sale. Start calving April 1st. 403-337-3766, Carstairs, AB. 403-378-4881,

Sight Unseen Purchase Program 45 Horned & Polled Herefords Two’s 105 Red Angus (65 Two’s - 40 Yearlings) 75 Black Angus (50 Two’s - 25 Yearlings) 70 Charolais (30 Two’s - 40 Yearlings) 50 Red & Black Angus X Simmentals

“Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale” 1-800-665-7253

Sat., Feb. 4, 2012 12 Noon at the Ranch, Lloydminster, AB

360 Bulls… for a “MORE GRASS & LESS DIESEL ECONOMY” 100 Reg. Red Angus & Commercial Females

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(Bred & Open) 12 Red Angus X Gelbvieh (Two’s) 100 Registered Red Angus & Commercial Females (Bred & Open)

Complete Sale Catalogue & Picture Library of Sale Bulls on our Website in January!

2 YEAR OLD AND YEARLING polled Here- PUREBRED AND FULLBLOOD BULLS, 1 ford bulls for sale. Select now and we’ll and 2 yr. olds, North American registry. Ph keep until you need them. Imperial, SK. after 7 PM, 780-724-4242, Elk Point, AB Phone 306-963-2414 or 306-963-7880. BANNERLANE HEREFORDS 13th Annual Sale, Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:00 PM CST (12 MST), at the farm, Livelong, SK, (heated sale barn). With guest Garrett Ranch. On offer: 30 coming 2 year old bulls, semen tested; 30 bred commercial heifers, preg. checked; 5 bred reg. heifers, 31 open first cross heifers, BWF, buckskin, Simmental cross. One feature registered heifer calf. Join us for dinner at Noon. Free delivery within 300 miles. For catalogue call Rob Bannerman, 306-845-2764 or v i ew w w w. h e r e fo r d . c a We s G a r r e t t , 306-658-4535; Bill Bannerman, 306-845-2445.

REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS, 2 yr. olds and yearlings, polled and horned, some red. Quiet bulls. Hand fed but not overfed. 40 plus bulls available privately at the farm. Call Wilf, Cougar Hill Ranch, 306-728-2800, 306-730-8722, Melville, SK

BLACK ANGUS BULLS on moderate growing ration. Performance info available PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS. Wide Adrian, Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills selection of yearling bulls and some 2 yr. olds. Thick topped, hairy, good footed Angus, 306-342-4407, Glaslyn SK. bulls with excellent disposition, white and EARLY SUNSET RANCH 2012. “Only The tan. Call Stephen 306-279-2033, Creek’s Good Ones Sell.” Bull and Female Sale on Edge Land & Cattle, Yellow Creek, SK. February 24th, 1:30 PM at the farm at View bulls at Edam, SK. Offering: 72 lots. 28 Angus yearling bulls, 2 Angus 2 year olds, 17 Simmental yearling bulls, 17 Angus open heifers, 8 Simmental open heifers. Call Jim PUREBRED POLLED 4 yr. old bull, asking Grant 306-397-2541, Rob Holowaychuk, $2500. 780-986-9319, Leduc, AB. OBI, 780-916-2628. View catalogue at DEXTERS BRED COWS, heifer and bull calves, 1 and 2 year old bulls. 20 BLACK ANGUS heifers, 2nd calvers, 403-845-5763, Rocky Mountain House, AB. bred to Black Angus bulls, exposed June 20th. 306-662-2036, Maple Creek, SK 200 ANGUS REPLACEMENT quality heifers, 600 lbs., 306-768-2419, Carrot River, SK.


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RED ANGUS BULLS on moderate growing ration. Performance info available. Adrian, Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, 306-342-4407, Glaslyn, SK. BRED HEIFERS and bred cows for sale, preg checked, calving from April until July. Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006 website: Englefeld, SK.



8TH ANNUAL RANCH READY Bull Sale. 50 ranch raised Hereford bulls, March 22, 1:00 PM. New sale location: Heartland, Swift Current, SK. Catalogue online at Contact Craig Braun 306-297-2132 or Donnie Gillespie 306-627-3584. 13TH ANNUAL MID-WEST Horned Hereford Sale, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, Lloydminster, SK, at 1:00 PM MST. On offer: 40 two yr. old bulls; 7 purebred heifers; 27 bred commercial heifers. For catalogues or more info contact: Lanni Bristow 780-943-2236; Todd Bygrove 306-825-3577; Mike Newman 306-825-2701 or David Mitchell 306-893-2838.

COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE of bred cows, bred heifers and calves. Delivery available. 807-220-1938 cell, 807-938-0009 evenings, Dryden, ON.

M I L K Q U OTA A N D DA I RY H E R D S NEEDED Fresh cows and heifers avail. Total Dairy Consulting. Tisdale, SK. Rod York 306-873-7428, Larry Brack 306-220-5512. 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.

YEARLING AND TWO year old polled Limousin bulls for sale. Red or black. Free delivery. Call Rhett Jones, Jones Cattle Co., 306-629-3200, 306-629-7878, Morse, SK. SPRINGER BROS. LIMOUSIN have 2 yr. old and yearling bulls for sale. Also, pick of entire herd of cows, your choice of red or black. For details call Merv 306-272-4817, Ernie 306-272-4774, Leslie, SK. POLLED RED AND BLACK Limousin bulls for sale. Pick them out now, delivery in the spring. Top quality bulls. Debbie and Rocky, Payne Livestock 306-825-4056, Lloydminster, SK. GOOD SELECTION of stout yearling and 2 yr. old red and black Limousin bulls, good disposition and calving ease; Also bred heifers. Qually-T Limousin, Rose Valley SK, 306-322-4755 or 306-322-7554.

BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Farmfair Int. Premier Breeder. Fullblood/percentage, Black/Red Carrier, females, bulls, red fullblood semen, embryos. 780-486-7553 Darrell, 780-434-8059 Paul, Edmonton AB. 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.

6- RED 2 yr. old South Devon bulls, with great top lines and hindquarters. Low birth weights and birth EPD’s. Buy your 2 yr. old bull by the end of February and get a winter feeding discount. Sampson McGregor S t o c k F a r m , I r o n R i ve r, A B . P h o n e 780-826-7077 or QUALITY REGISTERED Red and Black thick South Devon bulls with outstandng disposition, semen tested, halter broke. H i g h C h ap p a r a l R a n c h , L i p t o n , S K . 306-336-2666. BLACK AND RED South Devon bulls, yearlings, and 2 yr. old; also Angus/South Devon cross bulls. 403-566-2467, Duchess, AB.,

15 GOOD QUALITY Red Angus/ Simmental c r o s s b r e d c ow s , $ 1 4 5 0 e a c h O B O. 306-883-2825, 306-883-2669, 306-883-8028 cell, Spiritwood, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 110 young Tarentaise cows, home raised, calving April and May, $1450 for choice; 30 fall calving pairs, $1550 for choice; 20 fall calving bred heifers; 130 feeder calves, approx. 500 lbs., $775 ea. Ken 204-568-4651, Miniota, MB. 20 CHAROLAIS CROSS heifers, bred Red Angus, due late March. Rob Garner, 306-836-2035, Simpson, SK. 50 BLACK BRED heifers bred black and 50 Char cross heifers, bred Hereford. D5 Ranch Ltd., Donald Kaufmann, Ceylon, SK, 306-969-4004. HERD DISPERSAL 30 tan colored Char. cows bred Red Angus, to start calving March. Call 306-436-4616, 306-436-7741, Milestone, SK.

CATTLE FINANCING available for feeder cattle and bred heifers/cows. Competitive interest rates. Call Marjorie Blacklock, Stockmens Assistance Corp., 306-931-0088, Saskatoon, SK. 150 BLACK and Red Angus good quality young bred cows. 306-773-1049, Swift Current, SK. GOOD YOUNG BRED Simmental cross cows for sale. Call 306-984-4606 evenings, LOW BIRTH WEIGHT YEARLING and 2 yr. Leoville, SK. old speckle park bulls for sale. Semen test- 10 OPEN SIMMENTAL AND Simmental ed. Will keep until April 15th. Wilf Sunder- Red/Angus cross heifers, pick from 20. land, Paradise Valley, AB, 780-745-2694. 306-762-4723, Odessa, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 25 bred Black Angus cross cows, 2-6 years old, Ivomec’d and ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Assoc. preg checked, bred to Black Angus bull, 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more infor- start calving April 1st. 306-764-8635, Spruce Home, SK. mation. 60 BRED HEIFERS, Shorthorn Hereford cross, start calving April 20th, $1500 each. 306-232-5212 306-232-7725 Rosthern, SK HERD DISPERSAL: 100 red and black cows, to calve mid April 2012, bred black Simmental, your pick $1500. Stoughton, SK, 306-457-2939 or 306-457-7889. NATURAL RAISED HEIFERS (preferable) 60-70 BLACK ANGUS cows, bred Black or steers under 30 months, free of horAngus, 2nd calvers, with bulls July 1st, mones, antibiotics and never had grain. start calving April 2012. Moosomin, SK. Looking for early maturing, easy fleshing, moderate frame British cattle. area. Phone 204-362-4218. 403-242-5530, Calgary, AB. 80 BRED COWS, reds, blacks, tans, bred Angus or Limo, to start calving early May. WOULD LIKE TO LEASE bred cows to calve Asking $1350. Phone: 306-273-4600 days, April and May for 5-7 yrs. Will offer 30% guaranteed calf crop. Call for details 306-621-1410 eves., Rhein, SK. 306-554-3198, Dafoe, SK. 65 RED ANGUS cross cows. March/April calving, bred Hereford/Black Angus. Will WANTED: 12 to 15 bred Charolais cross p r e g c h e c k p r i o r t o b e i n g s o l d . cows, second or third calvers. Preferably April calving. 306-946-7557, Simpson, SK. $1450/cow. 204-734-0307, Bowsman, AB. 90: 1200 LB. RED AND BLACK Angus cross WANTED: CULL COWS for slaughter. For bred heifers. Bred to Red and Black Angus. bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat ProcesBVD and IBR vac. and Ivomec. Due to calf sors, 306-363-2117, ext. 111, Drake, SK. April 1. 306-743-5487, Langenburg, 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 10th ANNUAL WESTERN HORSE SALES 15 - July 15. Preg checked, and Ivomeced. Unlimited, May 4th-5th, Saskatoon LiveHeifers had first shot of Scourguard. Ray stock Sales, SK. Now accepting entries, Girard, Lake Francis, MB. 204-383-5958 or deadline March 1st. For info, visit: 204-886-7550. 306-436-4515 LARGE VOLUME OF Black and BWF heif- HEARTLAND LIVESTOCK SERVICES, ers bred by AI to 69 lb. birth weight SAV Hwy. #1 Regina, SK, will be holding their Final Answer 0035. Begin calving mid regular Sheep and Goat Sale and Horse 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 and Tack Sale, Saturday, January 28. $1575 on Sheep sell at 1:00 PM, Tack at 5:00 PM choice. Lots of 45-50 delivered free to SK and Horses to follow. Please book all liveand AB. Randy 204-483-0228 or Morgan stock in advance with Brennin Jack 204-741-0748, Elgin, MB. 306-533-2495 or 306-757-3601. 18 ANGUS CROSS bred heifers to calve HORSE SALE: Johnstone Auction Mart, end of March, preg. tested, Ivomeced, Moose Jaw, SK. Thursday, February 2. $1400 ea. 204-686-2343, 204-686-2334, Tack Sells at 2:00 PM, horses sell at 4:00 Tilston, MB. PM. All classes of horses accepted. 62 COWS and heifers, mostly big young PL #914447. 306-693-4715, or visit: Charolais. Take all for $1500. No dealers please; 1 coming two Red Angus bull. CANDIAC AUCTION MART Regular Horse 306-344-4453, Paradise Hill, SK. Sale, Sat., Feb. 4th. Tack at 10:30, Horses 20 HOME RAISED F1 Simmental Angus at 1:30. Each horse, with the exception of and Simmental heifers bred Red Angus. colts must have a completed EID. Go to S t a r t c a l v i n g M a r c h 1 . E x c e l l e n t the website to quality. 306-747-8192 or 306-763-2964, get the form. For more info contact 306-424-2967. Shellbrook, SK. GOOD QUALITY BRED HEIFERS. Red Angus cross Hereford and Red Angus cross Simm. Bred Red Angus. Ferguson Stock TEAM OF GELDINGS, 7 and 9 years old. Well broke, will separate, $3000 OBO. Ph. Farm Ltd., 306-895-4825, Paynton, SK. 204-838-2020, 204-851-2912, Kenton, MB.

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60 CHAROLAIS GELBVIEH cross cows bred BEST SELECTION OF MAINE-ANJOU bulls. to Red Angus, calving in Feb. $1550/cow. B r e e d e r s i n c e 1 9 7 0 . V i ew we b s i t e : 306-621-8951, Willowbrook, SK Gary Graham, 70 YOUNG BRED cows, mostly Blacks, bred 306-823-3432, Marsden, SK. Black, start calving Mar 15th most will calve in April, preg checked, Ivomec’d, Herd Health Program, all home raised. 306-383-2492 ask for Brook. Quill Lake SK. 3RD ANNUAL BATTLE RIVER Shorthorn Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, March 10 ONE IRON RANCHER HEIFERS: Black at 1:00 PM at VJV Auction Market, Ponoka, Angus and BBF. Bred June 14 to light birth AB. Selling a top selection of 2 yr. old and Black bulls. Looking good. Ph. Jerry Chanig yearling Shorthorn bulls and a select group 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK. of open yearling heifers. For info contact Ken Hehr 403-783-4350, Kirk Seaborn LARGE VOLUME OF Red and RWF heifers 403-729-2267 or Don Savage Auctions bred by AI to 74 lb. birth weight Feddes 4 0 3 - 9 4 8 - 3 5 2 0 . C at a l o g u e o n l i n e at 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. YEARLING SIMMENTAL BULLS: Red and Black, moderate birth weights, lots of per- 20 FULLBLOOD MAINE heifers; 21 half f o r m a n c e . B i l l o r V i r g i n i a Pe t e r s blood Maine/Angus heifers; 21 Angus heifers. Angus bull out June 15th. 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. 306-476-2252, Rockglen, SK. BROOK’S SIMMENTAL PRIVATE Treaty Bull Sale, polled fullblood yearlings bulls, first 200 GOOD BLACK BRED HEIFERS - All come first served. Catalogue can be one herd, home raised, preg. checked and viewed Ivomec’d, $1400. Email for photos: t a l / p o l l e d _ f u l l b l o o d C a l l K o n r a d Phone Bernard at: 306-845-2834, Turtleford, SK. 306-984-7272, Spiritwood, SK.

AMHA/AMHR mares, stallions, fillies, colts and geldings. 306-355-2399, Parkbeg, SK View:

6 YR. OLD black Percheron team, 17 HH, 1 mare, 1 gelding, used for chores/ sleigh rides, $4250. 204-742-3697, Dauphin, MB. TEAM OF BLACK Percheron geldings, Rising 4 year olds, $4000 for the team. Phone 306-528-4431, Nokomis, SK.

2 REGISTERED QH MARES and 1 gelding for sale. Call Dennis Bitz 306-275-2183, St. Brieux, SK.

2 GOOD GELDINGS, feedlot and ranch broke, done it all, with papers, 8 to 10 years old. 403-929-0281, Picture Butte, AB RAMSAY PONY RIDES have for sale wellbroke kids horses from pony to saddle horse sizes. Also weanling colts. Some horses and ponies also broke to drive. All broke horses sold with a written guarantee. Also new and used riding saddles. 306-386-2490, 306-386-2213, Cochin, SK. PLEASURE AND WORK teams, matched, broke to drive. Also riding prospects. 780-635-3070, Mallaig, AB. BLACK MARE w/white face, broke double and single, 55” tall, lighter breeding. 306-748-2876, Neudorf, SK.


HORSES FOR SALE OR TRADE for older bred cows. Broodmares to weanlings available for trade. All breeds of cows considered. For info call 306-784-2771, Swift WANTED: CHICKEN NESTING boxes with Current, SK. rollaways. Phone: 306-537-2441, Craven, SK. WWW.ELLIOTTCUTTINGHORSES.COM 35 Plus years of training, showing, sales, clinics, lessons. Clifford and Sandra Elliott. Paynton, SK. Phone 306-895-2107.


PRODUCER OWNED Canadian Prairie Bison NDE 402 VERTICAL MIXER, new gearbox is paying TOP DOLLAR FOR ELK to sup- and new load cells with scale, good workply our growing markets. Give Roger a call ing condition. 306-697-7883, Grenfell, SK. before you sell, 306-468-2316. ATTENTION LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for 5 bar panels, 30’; 30’ windbreak panels; 30’ over 15 years, is looking for Elk. “If you silage bunks; 30’ all steel grain troughs; have them, we want them.” Make your fi- 30’ bale shredder bunks; 20’ Texas gates nal call with Northfork for pricing! Guaran- and round bale feeders. Weld on and bolt teed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, on clamps for sucker rod and pipe, 3/4” to Winnipeg, MB. 3-1/2”. Will build equipment to your specs. Delivery available. Authorized dealer for feed box, pellet and grain feeders. Also handle complete line of wood and 40 CASHMERE DOES bred Kiko. $250 each. steel fence posts and rough cut lumber. 204-854-2574, Pipestone, MB. Authorized dealer for Sakundiak grain bins. We manufacture hopper cones. Phone: 306-538-4487, K e n n e d y, SK. SHAVINGS: Manufactured from kiln dried 2007 LUCKNOW M2260 vertical mixer feed Pine. Highly compressed 4’x4’x4’ bales that wagon, twin screw and scale, $32,000 hold 325 cu. ft. each. Makes premium OBO. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK. quality bedding for large and small animals and poultry. Low dust, very soft and HIGHLINE 7000 HD BALE PROCESSOR, absorbent. Size, 3/4” and under. Call for 1000 PTO, used 800 bales, for large or truck load quotes. Wholesale prices direct small bales, floatation tires, knife, $9250 from the plant. Can ship anywhere up to OBO. 780-723-2646, Edson, AB. 60 bales per load. Call Tony 250-372-1494 or Ron 250-804-3305, Chase, BC, or web:

ANDRES TRUCKING. Call us for a quote today. 306-224-2088, Windthorst, SK. CERTIFIED FARRIER. Holdfast, SK. Call BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison Jacob at: 306-488-4408. is looking to contract grain finished bison TAKE YOUR HORSEMANSHIP skills from for a growing market in Canada, US and good to job-ready with Lakeland College’s Europe. Paying top market $$ for all aniWestern Ranch and Cow Horse program. mals. For more information contact Roger You’ll work with your horse every day and Provencher, or you’ll also learn about livestock diseases, 306-468-2316. Join our Producer-owned beef production, rope handling and horse bison company and enjoy the benefits. care. Learn more at Ag-Citing 2012 on March 16 at the Vermilion campus. Phone ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages Rachel 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8579 or visit of feeder bison. Call Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, AB or RANCH ROPING CLINIC: Feb. 18th-19th, WANTED: 2011 BUFFALO heifer calves to w/Scott Sapergia, Canadian Champion. All feed, for free. You own them, we feed levels accepted. CRRA competition Feb. them for free! 306-551-2834, Melville, SK. 20th. 306-731-2943, Lumsden, SK. QUALITY BULLS, CALVES and exposed quiet herd. Reference available. CANADIAN FARRIER SCHOOL: Gary cows, Johnston, 250-489-4786, Fort Steele, BC. Email 10 BRED HEIFERS, $2500 each. Phone Phone: 403-359-4424, Calgary, AB. B u f f a l o F l at s R a n c h 7 8 0 - 3 8 8 - 2 3 9 7 , 2001 INTERNATIONAL 4900 feed truck 780-621-7883, Buck Lake, AB. with Harsh 502 feed mixer, DT466E AlliIRISH CREEK BISON has select 2010 son auto, Mix-weigh scale, new tires, new batteries, 7200 hrs, 32,000 kms, exc. GEORGE’S HARNESS & SADDLERY, makers Plains, Wood and Wood cross bulls and 48 cond., $49,000. Lone Star Cattle Co. of leather and nylon harness. Custom sad- bred 2 yr. old heifers. 780-853-2024 or Carseland, AB., 403-934-4141. dles, tack, collars, neck yoke, double trees. 780-581-0564, Vermilion, AB. Call HERD DISPERSAL 35 head consisting of SILVER STREAM SHELTERS: 30x72 sinsteel frame cover kit, $4700; 38x100 780-663-3611, Ryley, AB. 15 4-9 yr old cows, 10 2 yr olds, and 10 gle truss, $11,900. Replacement tarps for any THE LIVERY STABLE, for harness sales and calves. 403-580-8016, Acadia Valley, AB. brand, patch kits, rope webbing and ratchrepairs. 306-283-4580, 306-262-4580, WANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence ets. Call 1-877-547-4738. Langham, SK. suitable for bison. Phone Ryan STEEL VIEW MFG.: 30’ portable wind306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. breaks, HD self-standing panels, silage/ 21 BRED COWS, $2000/each; 17 bred hay bunks, feeder panels. Quality portable DEAN LATIMER WESTERN saddle, 15” h e i fe r s , $ 2 5 0 0 / e a c h . M F L R a n c h e s , 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 306-493-2300, Delisle, SK. s e a t , g o o d c o n d i t i o n , $ 1 4 0 0 . 403-747-2500, Alix, AB. 306-729-4900, Buena Vista, SK. 30 BRED 3 year old cows, your pick out of FREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak 100. 306-745-3344 cell, or 306-745-7452, panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; Esterhazy, SK. Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed50 BISON 2010 open heifers, ranging from ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will 750 to 950 lbs. Phone 306-861-2060, custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. Weyburn, SK. HIGHLINE 6000 BALE PRO bale shredder, SHEEP AND GOAT SALE: Saturday, Feb- MANY BONE BISON CO-OP is a gov’t good condition, $3700. Call John at ruary 11, 1:00 PM, Johnstone Auction backed livestock loan guarantee program. 306-876-4704, Goodeve, SK. Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Accepting all classes Finance is avail. for bred or feeder bison. of sheep and goats. Sheep ID tags and Call Tricia 306-885-2241. Also ask about 2001 HIGHLINE 7000 bale processor, pre-booking mandatory. Ph 306-693-4715 the gov’t interest rebate for feeders. For good condition. $6,000 OBO. Phone 306-487-2868, Lampman, SK. Visit: PL 914447 Sask. Residents only. Sedley, SK. HEARTLAND LIVESTOCK SERVICES, PURCHASING ALL AGES and classes of Bi- NEW HI-HOG SQUEEZE chute w/neck exHwy. #1 Regina, SK, will be holding their son. Prompt payment. Bruce, Youngstown, tender; New Hi-Hog portable loading chute w/transport. 306-538-4487, Kennedy, SK. regular Sheep and Goat Sale and Horse AB. 403-651-7972 or 403-779-2218. and Tack Sale, Saturday, January 28. 82011 BULL calves for sale. Phone Big Sheep sell at 1:00 PM, Tack at 5:00 PM 1993 IHC NAVISTAR feed truck, 43,000 Medicine Bison Ranch, 306-948-2808, and Horses to follow. Please book all livekms, IHC 466 eng., auto trans., new recap stock in advance with Brennin Jack Rosetown, SK. tires c/w 2002 Knight 3050 feed box, com306-533-2495 or 306-757-3601. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for mercial grade heavy augers, hyd. slide unover 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, load gate, scales both sides read out as grain or grass fed. “If you have them, we well in the cab, 500 cu. ft. mixing capacity, want them.” Make your final call with 10,000 lb. rolled grain. Excellent condition! 75 COMMERCIAL RIDEAU AND Canadian Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt Always stored inside! $42,000. Call Jordan Arcott ewes, bred to start lambing mid payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. April, 3 and 4 yrs old; Also, all sheep handling equipment, prefer to sell as com- 2-MATURE BISON BULLS, 2002 and NEW HEAVY 5 bar 12’ cattle panels with 2003. Handling facilities and equipment pins attached. Call Colette 403-527-7214, plete pkg. 306-743-7088, Langenburg, SK. various locations. available. 204-638-2472, Grandview, MB. SILVER CREEK BISON offering top quality BALE KING BALE SHREDDERS: 3000 for 2010 heifers and 2010 top quality breed- $7000 or 3110 for $11,500. Excellent 20 NORTHCOUNTRY CROSS Suffolk ing bulls. If interested in calves we are 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 . ewe lambs. Exposed to ram, to lamb mid putting to gether lots of 20 in Feb. 403-308-4200, Arrowood, AB. April. 306-648-3568, Gravelbourg, SK. 204-532-2350 204-773-6725 Binscarth MB MOLE HILL DESTROYER INC. 40’ demo unit, series 4 jumbo, $24,000; 60’ used, RAMBOUILLET EWES 4-6 yrs old and ewe series 3 jumbo, $21,000. Call Stewart lambs. Call Roger Britnell, 306-243-4215, 306-542-7325, 306-542-4498 Kamsack, SK Macrorie, SK. 2 MALE REINDEER, born 2009 and 2011. SVEN ROLLER MILLS. Built for over 40 40 SUFFOLK EWES, two rams. Bred to start Phone 306-933-9351, Saskatoon, SK. years. PTO/elec. drive, 40 to 1000 bu./hr. lambing April 1. 180% lambing rate in 2011. Produced Champion Pen of Com- MATURE REINDEER BULLS for sale. Call Example: 300 bu./hr. unit costs $1/hr. to Jim or Connie, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK., run. Rolls peas and all grains. We regroove mercial Ewe Lambs in 2010 and 2011 at and repair all makes of mills. Apollo MaAgribition, also Champion Commercial 306-332-3955. chine, 306-242-9884 or 1-877-255-0187, Ewe Lamb in 2011. Also for sale a plete portable handling and sorting system. Chance Jackson, 306-885-4418, SedTOP DOLLARS for elk delivered to Cana- PORTABLE WINDBREAKS, $550 for 30’ ley, SK. dian Rangeland Elk, Lacombe, AB. We are or $400 for ‘25 portable fence panels. All DISPERSAL: 47 BRED ewes, Suffolk/Ar- looking for year round supply for our made from 2,7/8 drill stem. We deliver cott/Dorset cross, 2 to 4 yrs, due to lamb growing meat markets. No membership anywhere. 306-581-9217, Lumsden, SK. March 27th, 2012; also 2 PB Dorset rams, 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 FEED TRUCK: 1997 INT. 4700 truck $275 each. 403-883-2289, Donalda, AB. 1-866-497-0078. w/CATTLELAC 520 FEED MIXER, exc. 35 DORPER CROSS ewe lambs for sale. ATTENTION ELK PRODUCERS in AB. condition, always shedded, $52,500. 306-697-7808, Grenfell, SK. and SK.: elk wanted. AWAPCO is paying 306-778-2533, Swift Current, SK. $7.10/kg., hot hanging. No marketing FROSTFREE NOSEPUMPS: Energy free fees. Call AWAPCO today 780-980-7589, solution to livestock watering. No heat or Leduc, AB. email power required. Prevents backwash. Non-members welcome. Grants available. 1-866-843-6744. SHEEP SHEARING COURSE, Leslieville, AB. WANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence March 2 and 3, 9 AM to 4 PM. Cost $250+ s u i t a b l e f o r b i s o n . P h o n e R y a n 2003 3100 BALE KING shredder, RH disGST. Ph Jacquie to register 403-729-3067. 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. charge, hyd. chute, fine cut option, shedded since new, low bale count, $7700. ELK BREEDING STOCK Sales, yearling 306-739-2897, 306-577-8365, Wawota, SK Jinnocks, bred cows, limited supply, top end genetics. Call Bob at 780-836-2689, CALL YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT Inc. for all your livestock equipment needs. Regina, Manning, AB. SHEEP DEVELOPMENT BOARD offers ELK VALLEY RANCHES buying all ages of SK. 1-800-803-8346, Ask for Ron or Kevin. extension, marketing services and a full elk. Phone Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, 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 . AB or email to 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK.

ALBERTA ELK RANCHERS PRODUCTION SALE VIDEO AUCTION BUYING WILD BOAR for 20 yrs. All sizes, highest $$$ paid. Canadian Heritage Meats, Ralph or Greg at 1-877-226-1395.

BERKSHIRE, TAMWORTH CHESTER White boars and gilts. Nationwide delivery at cost. Troy 204-379-2004, 204-828-3317, 204-750-1493, 204-750-2759, St. Claude, MB. SELLING: SERVICEABLE YORKSHIRE, Duroc and cross boars. Brian Braumberger 306-336-2763, Lipton, SK. ALL BERKSHIRE WANTED: All sizes. Paying highest $$$. Call Ralph or Greg at Canadian Heritage Meats 1-877-226-1395.

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Call For Your Nearest Dealer 2011 LUCK NOW 4 auger HD TMR, mixer feeder wagon, model 900. New, never used. Tandem axle, loaded, hyd. raise and lower discharge chute, scale. Can deliver SAFE NEW ONE-MAN corral designs plus $61,500. Cypress River, MB. 204-743-2324 80 ideas to save costs and labor, 120 diagrams, free look. HAYBUSTER H1000, rebuilt L10 Cummins eng. 300 HP, 500 hrs now. New: triple disc 14” PTO, augers, chains, sprockets, bearings, new floor and walls in discharge auger housing, new: conveyor belt, Duratech electronic governor etc. Mounted on HD triple axle trailer, c/w all screens and grain hopper, $48,000. Paul 780-877-2161 res, 780-608-7527 cell, Meeting Creek, AB FARM KING STRAW shredder, asking $8000; Farmhand 120 bu. feed mixer, $1000. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK.

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LAYDEN FEED GRINDING AND MIXING SYSTEM, 20 HP hammermill, one ton horizontal batch mixer with load cells and Micro ingredient scale system, scale readout with control panel. Open to offers. 780-385-8866, Viking, AB. ECOCERT CANADA organic certification for producers, processors and brokers. Call HAYBUSTER 2650 round bale processor. the western office 306-873-2207, Tisdale, Quit dairy, used 50 bales or less, $11,900. SK, email 780-940-0549, Leduc, AB. GALLAGHER WEIGH SYSTEM, like new animal weighing and data collection system. Includes TSI indicator and Supur HD hydraulic squeeze chute loadbars. Ph 780-385-8866, Viking, AB.

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BALE PROCESSOR REM 3600R, new condition, $7000. Ron 306-384-4512, Saskatoon, SK. Heavy Duty 24’ PANELS, WINDBREAKS, bale feeders, calf shelters and more for sale. Inquire: 403-704-3828, Rimbey, AB, or

HAYBUSTER BALE SHREDDER, good condition, not used for 4 years. 306-961-4682, CANADA ORGANIC CERTIFIED by OCIA Prince Albert, SK. Canada. The ultimate in organic integrity FREEDSTANDING 21’ CORRAL PANELS, for producers, processors and brokers. Call large variety of styles and weights for cat- Ruth Baumann, 306-682-3126, Humboldt, tle, horse, bison, sheep, goats, mini hors- SK,, es. Prices $149, $159, $179, $199, $219, ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION $239, $269, $289. Also 5.5’, 7’, 10’ light of Manitoba Cooperative (OPAM) Nonweight in a variety of styles and heights. profit, member owned organic certification Plus non climbing goat panels. Lots of body. Certifying producers, processor and heavier weight 10’ panels in a variety of brokers since 1988, Miniota, MB. Contact pipe sizes and heights. Windbreak frames, 204-567-3745, $399. Jack Taylor, days or evenings, 1-866-500-2276. PRO-CERT ORGANIC SYSTEMS Royalty free organic certifier. Family owned, experienced, affordable. Phone 306-382-1299 or email Saskatoon SK.

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WANTED: ORGANIC FEED - wheat, barley and oats and milling oats for immediate delivery. Growers International 306-652-4529, Saskatoon, SK. WANTED: ORGANIC hard red spring wheat and durum, for immediate 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 , 306-652-4529, Saskatoon, SK.

CONTERRA ARENA RAKE for ATV’s and quads. Excellent for arena, ground and shelter belt maintenance. Starting at ORGANIC FLAX STRAW open (large round) $1995. Conterra manufactures over 150 HIGHLINE BP 8000 SHREDDER, R-hand bales. Two locations near Saskatoon, SK. attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882 or view discharge, big tires, like new, $13,000. Call 306-382-1299, 306-382-9024. on-line 306-768-3483, Carrot River, SK. ORGANIC SEED: cert. Vimy flax, yellow SOLAR WEST portable pumping stations; peas, high yield feed barley, large green MORAND livestock equipment; Portable 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 . windbreaks; Custom built panels and 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. gates. Delivery available. 1-866-354-7655, WANTED: BUYING ORGANIC screenings, delivered. Loreburn, SK. Prompt payment. 1994 IHC, single axle, c/w 490-14 roto- 306-644-4888 or 1-888-531-4888 ext. 2 mix feed box in good condition. 403-795-2850 for details, Coaldale, AB. M&M ORGANIC MARKETING is buying: feed wheat, feed flax, organic oats (milling GRAIN TROUGHS, 30’ c/w skids, made and feed), feed peas, soy beans, feed barEVERSPREAD 2009 HD manure spreader, of conveyor belting and pipe, $700. ley. 204-379-2451, St. Claude, MB. 675 bu. tri-axle, used 160 HP tractor to 306-538-4685, Kennedy, SK. HAY AND GRASS bales, flax, wheat and run it. 1000 PTO, hyd. chain driven, excellent working condition, field ready, 425 SOLD CATTLE. Highline 6600 bale proces- barley straw, 4x4 and 3x4 bales, delivery 11R22.5 truck tires, $39,500. Can deliver. s o r, g o o d c o n d i t i o n , $ 4 0 0 0 O B O . available. 403-223-8164 or 403-382-0068, Taber, AB. 2 0 4 - 7 4 3 - 2 3 2 4 , C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B . 306-258-4530, Vonda, SK. 352 NH MIXMILL with variety of screens, TRADE AND EXPORT Canada Inc. now 2007 LUCKNOW M2260 vertical mixer feed always shedded, $1200. 306-267-4844, buying feed oats, flax and feed peas. wagon, twin screw and scale, $32,000 306-267-7848, Coronach, SK. Quick pay. Contact Lorna 1-877-339-1959. OBO. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK.

SILAGE BUNKS, 4’x20’ long, $500/ea. Have 9 of them. Call 306-421-1915, Estevan, 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. ATTENTION CATTLE PRODUCERS: 30’ portable windbreak and panels for sale. 306-485-8559 or 306-483-2199 Oxbow SK


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FREESTANDING PANELS, 12’ to 24’ long, 5’ to 6’ high in stock. Call Stettler Auction Mart, 403-742-2368, Stettler, AB.


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: AQUA THERM A pasture proven trough. website: Winter water problems? Solved! No electricity required. 3 sizes - 100, 200 and 525 ga l l o n . Ke l l n S o l a r, L u m s d e n , S K . US ED 1-888-731-8882,

BRANDT BALE SHREDDER in working c o n d . , $ 4 0 0 0 O B O. 7 8 0 - 3 5 2 - 4 3 8 8 , 780-387-6356 cell, Falun, AB. EQUIPMENT FOR SWINE BARN for sale. Concrete and plastic pen dividers; concrete feeders; concrete and plastic floor slats; farrowing crates. Call 403-742-6548 or 403-740-3226, Stettler, AB.

SHAMROCK SEEDS (2006) LTD ORGANIC 2012 NEW CROP CONTRACTING • Large Green Lentils • Small Green Lentils • French Green Lentils

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Accepting updates on old crop balances: organic peas, lentils and flax. Prompt payment, timely deliveries. Please contact Tanya @ 306-249-4151 or for pricing and delivery information. Shamrock Seeds is a licensed and bonded Grain Dealer centrally located in Saskatoon, SK.



CKC REGISTERED ST. BERNARD PUPS, 2 females left, born Sept. 18th. All shots, micro chipped, $800 each. Free delivery to Edmonton, AB. Can email pics. 867-335-5192 (cell), 867-668-7218 (res), Whitehorse, YT.




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, large beautiful Alpine grazing license attached, 578 AUM. Trout stream running through property, pristine plentiful water. 1700 sq. ft. home, 80x50x16’ insulated shop with living quarters, 36x80’ machine shed, 50x36’ horse barn w/heated tack room, plus numerous top quality outbuildings, corrals and wells. Deeded property on both sides of Hwy. 3A. Excellent location for farmgate sales. Wonderful opportunity, $1.25 million. Penticton, BC. 403-715-3515 or 403-634-8070.

HOUSE TO BE MOVED from Holden, AB. area. Approx. 1100 sq. ft., older 3 bdrm bungalow, $15,000 OBO. To be moved off by May 2012. Buyer responsible for all associated moving costs. Call for more info and pics 780-632-1161 or 780-688-2147.

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ONE BEDROOM HOME to be moved in Whitefox, SK. Approximately 700 square feet. Asking $18,000. Submit bid to jasonskulmoski

WWF MID 60’s, looking for country style companion, likes the farm life, livestock, country music, dancing, traveling, quiet times. Box 5003, c/o Western Producer, 2310 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4. COWGIRL WANTED, EAST Sask Quarter Horse/ cattle rancher, 55, N/S, N/D, busy, organized, easy going, recently divorced, kids OK. Reply: Box 2007, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4.

• Original Handcrafted • Custom Built Log/ Timber Frame Homes GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, 6 males, 4 females, Black and Sable. First shots, de-wormed. $350. Call 306-497-2890, Blaine Lake, SK. BLOODHOUND PUPS: 2 black/tan males born Nov. 5/11, first shots, vet check done. Farm raised at Milestone, SK. Well socialized with other animals and children. $ 5 0 0 . C a l l 3 0 6 - 4 3 6 - 2 1 7 1 d ay s , o r 306-436-4649 evenings and weekends. 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.

SWM ESTABLISHED, financially secure farmer, fit, NS, SD, 5’11”, 195 lbs. I’m caring, kind hearted, active, enjoy golfing, camping, dining out and all outdoor activities. Looking for fit, honest lady under 61 yrs w/similar interests. Please reply w/photo (if avail.) and ph. number. Box 2006, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4. 3 YR. OLD female ST. BERNARD, $400. for website. 306-822-2085, La Loche, ATTRACTIVE BI MALE WIDOWER. Seeks Call others any age or race. Will only entertain SK. in my own home south of #1 Hwy, SK. Re- CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES, Vet checked, ply to Box 2005, c/o Western Producer, f i r s t s h o t s , $ 3 5 0 . 3 0 6 - 9 6 2 - 4 4 3 6 , 306-962-7568, Eston, SK. Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4.

IT’S NOT EASY Being Single. Love Is Possible... Camelot Introductions is a successful Matchmaking Service serving MB and SK. All clients are interviewed in person. We have 18 years experience and have matched 1000’s of people. Interviews in Regina and Saskatoon are being held January 27th to 29th. Call now to book your appointment with award winning Matchmaker: 204-888-1529. Must be non-smoker and able to pass criminal check.


BLUE HEELER PUPS, 6 ready to go for January 31. 306-753-2259, Macklin, SK. REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE pups, black and white, aggressive working stock, first shots. 780-846-2643, Kitscoty, AB.

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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.

2000 SQ. FT. prefab home in gated, golfing community, Palm Desert, California, $79,000, consider offers. 306-260-4059, Saskatoon, SK. LOG HOMES, custom built, hand crafted, Pike Lake, SK. Phone 306-493-2448 or 306-222-6558,



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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. 2008 SRI MOBILE HOME, 20 x 76, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Open concept. Warranty remaining, c/w skirting package and 2 decks. 780-209-3973, Wainwright, AB.

READY TO MOVE HOMES, 1490 sq. ft., $136,000 plus tax and delivery. CSA approved. Contact Ken Penner 701-330-3372, 204-327-5575, Altona, MB,

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. 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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VICTORIA, BC. SENIORS PARADISE: Spacious two bdrm. condo with all furnishings, next door to all amenities, bus line, short minutes to Inner Harbor. $229,000 OBO. Phone 250-381-9215. 17 ACRES LAKESHORE property on Burns Lake, BC. 10 minutes from town. Shared 1400’ grass runway, 3 bdrm, 2 bathroom home w/carport and garage, detached 24x32 shop, asking $495,000. Call for more info or pictures, 250-692-4330.

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BEAUTIFUL BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go Feb. 15th, first shots, dewclaws removed, vet checked, $1000 each. 403-787-2880, Hussar, AB. BEAUTIFUL LASSIE COLLIE pups, 11 wks., old, raised outside, $200 each. 306-858-2517, Lucky Lake, SK.

REG. BORDER COLLIE pups from Champion working stock dogs. Tattooed and first vaccinations. Born December 4, $600. 306-492-2148, Clavet, SK. GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES, ready to go, 1 COUNTRY INTRODUCTIONS meeting f e m a l e , 5 m a l e s , $ 1 5 0 e a c h . down to earth country people like yourself. 306-738-2043, 306-536-7814, Gray, SK. Call 1-877-247-4399. IRISH WOLFHOUND/GREYHOUND cross puppies, 5 months old. Great predator control, friendly disposition, good w/kids, $300. 780-927-3797, Ft. Vermilion, AB. COONHOUND PUPS, black and tan for sale, ready to go, $100. 306-773-9092 Stewart Valley, SK. BORDER COLLIE PUPS, vet checked, 1st vaccinations, $175/each. 306-695-2396, Indian Head, SK.

AVAILABLE BACHELORETTE. Goldilocks 40, 5’2”, 110 lbs., that’s what my brothers call me. I work in the pharmaceutical field. I used to travel allot and now I’m a manager and trainer. My Dad passed away last year and it got me thinking about my life. Yes, I have a nice home, great job, friends, and family but I am not married and I would like to be. Born on a dairy farm, my Dad worked hard all his life, that’s where I believe I get my strong work ethic from. I have tried the online dating and it’s too time consuming for me with little results. I am just looking for a good old fashioned country boy that is smart, fun, masculine, my best friend. It wouldn’t hurt if he is cute too. Matchmakers Select, 1-888-916-2824. Rural, remote, small towns, isolated communities and villages. Face to face matchmaking 11 yrs. est. Canada/US.


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. LAND FOR SALE 20 miles south of Czar, AB on Hwy. 599 in special areas #4, 960 ac. good grass in a block. Excellent moose, elk and deer hunting in picturesque Neutral Hills. Fenced with water. Surface lease revenue $3400. All 34-37-7-W4, N 1/2 27-37-7-W4. Daryl Charlton 780-806-1229

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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,

PEACE RIVER NE, 200 plus cow/calf pairs; BC border 500-600 cow/calf pairs; GRIMSHAW with 100 cow/calf pairs; FORT ST. JOHN, 300 plus cow/calf pairs; Central PEACE, 400-450 cow/calf pairs; DAWSON CREEK, 500 cow/calf pairs; CHETWYND, 1000-1200 cow/calf pairs. Call: Albert Dallaire at Royal LePage Casey Realty, 780-625-6767, Peace River, AB. GOV’T PASTURE LEASE, 1532 acres, 295 AUM, $7000 gas royalties, $190,000. Phone 780-405-1924, Lac La Biche, AB. Email: FARMLAND NEAR BEISEKER, AB 152 acres with option to purchase adjoining 151 acres. Mostly 2H soil. MLS #C3495880. Call Verlin Rau, Discover Real Estate Ltd., 403-852-6459, Beiseker, AB. 4 QUARTERS FARMLAND, northern AB, 05-14-110-14-SE and SW, 05-13-110-17NW and SW. 780-926-2119, Highlevel, AB ALBERTA LAND FOR SALE: HANNA: 3300 acres of which 2389.29 acres is deeded land and 959 acres is lease land. (#1850, Barry Lowe). VAUXHALL: 297 acres, water rights, home, new 56x72 machine storage shed, etc. (#1817, Chris). ST. PAUL: Great mixed farm with crop and cattle, lots of buildings, surface lease revenue, good rainfall area. (#1819, Ben). OYEN: 2 sections deeded land: one section: 183 acres, borders Hwy #9; other section has yardsite w/power to property. (#1814 Stan). HANNA: 4000 sq. ft. home, 160 acres w/1 mile of lake frontage, shop, corrals, turnkey business with two 640 sq. ft. fully furnished cabins. (#1811, Barry Lowe). BROOKS: Cash crop farm (hay/canola) #1 soil, 4 homes, large shop w/storage bays, comes w/land, buildings, equip. (#1756, Ben). SK: 34,500 acre ranch, 5 miles river frontage, organic farm status, 1000 cow ranch, 2000 acres farmland, 471 acres irrigation, 3 modern homes, corrals, etc. (#1853, Ben). Signature Service Real Estate, phone 1-866-345-3414, 3300 ACRES, 5 deeded quarters, balance is a lease and runs lengthways with the Little Smokey River, great pasture, hunting and fishing, over 600 acres of tame grass, lots of water, completely fenced and cross fenced, approx. 2000 sq. ft. log home, w/lots of new improvements, $1,200,000. For info call 780-524-3174, Valleyview, AB.

CUSTOM LOG HOME w/suite, Greenwood, BC, $529,000. Water lic., gravity feed, out- LOOKING TO CASH RENT pivot irrigated buildings, fenced, well, 70 view acres. In- land for forage production prefer Strathmore/ Brooks, AB. area, but would considfo/pics 250-445-6642, er all areas; Also want to CASH RENT DRY LAND for alfalfa production east of Hwy. #21, north of Hwy #1. Will consider buying established alfalfa stands as well. Long term lease preferably. 403-507-8660.

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NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK. Commercial lots, total of 3/4 acre. Outstanding location on corner of hwy #4 North and Ring Road. Highest traffic count in the city. Frontage on 3 sides, surrounded by Tim Hortons, Sobeys, Co-Op mall and Ford dealership. Serious inquiries only. Call 306-446-1398. DELISLE, SK, 4.5 acres, industrial 5000 sq. ft. building, 300 amp power, included is cement batch plant, taxes $1900 yearly. Located across golf course. Price $399,000. 306-493-2222.


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REG. GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, ready March 14th. Vet checked. 306-287-4063, Englefeld, SK. BLACK NEWFOUNDLAND PUPS, from registered parents, c/w shots and deworming, $600. Watson, SK. Maggie 306-287-3181, (cell) 306-287-8807. SHELTIES AVAILABLE 2 male pups, current on vaccinations, registered and fully guaranteed. Also have 2 older retired show dogs for adoption, they are altered and looking for loving homes. Call 306-378-7922, Elrose, SK.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY! Year round cabin in Ramsey Bay at Weyakwin Lake, SK. 3 bdrm. w/guest house. 1 row back from lake, double attached garage, lots of wildlife and fishing, $180,000. Adam Schmalz, Schmalz Real Estate®, 306-981-5341. UKC REG. AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER PELICAN LAKE SW, MB. cabins for sale, pups, 4 males, 2 females, first shots, vet lakefront building lots, lake view RV sites, checked, asking $800, available now. cabin rentals. Call Fay 204-537-2270. 403-664-2265, 403-664-0671, Oyen, AB.


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1) 1600 ACRE RANCH, great yardsite, west of Edmonton. 2) Deluxe recreational 160 acres, log home, 2 cabins, log shop and barn, revenue, gravel deposits, 2 creeks, Clearwater River frontage, west of Caroline, must see. 3) Deluxe 700 cow/calf ranch, spring water, land all attached, surface lease revenue, gravel deposits, great yardsite, private and exclusive. 4) Have active buyer for Alberta land. Don Jarrett, Realty Executives Leading, Spruce Grove, AB, 780-991-1180. UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES, 134 acres, 20 min. from Edmonton Int. Airport, property borders small lake. Treed yardsite, includes well maintained buildings, 1392 sq. ft. bungalow, mobile home, 2 barns (1 heated), 2 quonsets (1 heated), cattle shed, bins. 780-387-4461, Millet, AB. 90 ACRES with two titles. One 6 acre and one 85 acre, all new services, mobile home, outbuildings, 15 miles from Stettler, AB on pavement. $270,000. Phone: 403-742-1030, 403-340-9280.

SOUTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER: Approx. 60 acres adjacent to river. Large bungalow, quonset, horse barn, corrals. Very Scenic. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK.


RM OF GREAT BEND, NW 28-39-10 W3rd, old barn on land, 110 seeded and remainder in pasture, fenced and cross fenced. 306-893-2665, Maidstone, SK.

WANTED TO RENT LAND in RM of Grandview #349 or RM of Reford #379. 110 ACRES HIGH FENCED pasture, 306-658-4860, 306-948-7807, Biggar, SK. along with 140 acres farmland, plus 45 acres hayland. To be sold as one package. RM W INSLOW . . . . . . . . . 1 q tr. . . . . $220,000 306-843-3315, 306-843-7853, Wilkie, SK. RM PROGRESS. . . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $150,000 WAKAW EAST, close to Wakaw Lake, SK, 1274 sq. ft. bungalow, built 1976, exc. cond., garden area, fruit trees, 40x80 steel quonset, heated 14x20 workshop, good hunting and fishing, greenhouse, 1 mile off hwy #41, $320,000; WAKAW EAST, 1 mile to Wakaw Lake, High assessed land. good yard site, 1740/2 sq. ft. home, 5 bdrm, very well kept, good water, 18x22 heated shop, garden area, excellent hobby farm, recreation area, good hunting and fishing, $255,000. Del Rue, 306-242-8221, Royal LePage, Saskatoon, SK.

HAVE CASH BUYER. Want 25-40 quarFLAGSTAFF COUNTY Central Alberta ters in Regina/Moose Jaw, SK. area. AsSeven quarters mixed farm near Heisler, sessed value approx. 65,000. B. McLash, AB. Home half has pipeline revenue. Phone Realty Executives MJ, 306-630-5700. 780-889-2126. TIM HAMMOND REALTY 877 acres with 700 cultivated acres NW of Springwater SK. Total 2011 assessment $230,072 (avg. PURSUANT TO COURT Order, the following $41,971/quarter), 1 x 2,700 bu. steel bin, land located in the RM of Browning #034 Tenant has Right of First Refusal. Asking will be offered for sale by tender, under $640,000. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 the direction of LAYH & ASSOCIATES, MLS Box 250, Langenburg, SK. S0A 2A0 Ph: #417570. 306-743-5520: Land descriptions: SE26-05-05-W2 Ext. 0; SW26-05-05-W2, RM ABERDEEN LAND. 3 quarter sections Ext. 0. Purchasers are responsible for in- west of Aberdeen, 1 with pivot irrigation, spection of the land; Purchasers are re- 2 adjoining with good assessment. Call sponsible for 2012 property taxes; The D o n D y c k , R e / M a x N o r t h C o u n t r y, sale shall be subject to confirmation by the 306-221-1684, Warman, SK. Court of Queen’s Bench; A minimum de- RM KELVINGTON near Round Lake one posit of 10% must accompany each tender, quarter of land w/house, 30x60’ shop as a certified cheque payable to Layh & As- w/tools and mig welder, older barn, 80 sociates. The balance of the purchase acres pasture w/new fence, 80 acres alfalprice shall be paid to Layh & Associates fa 1 yr. old, c/w 1995 Ford tractor, FWA, within 21 days after confirmation of the 95 HP, lots of extras. Great hunting area, sale by Court Order. All tenders must show r i g h t b e s i d e R o u t e 6 6 , $ 2 2 5 , 0 0 0 . the land subject to the tender and the ten- 306-272-7715, Kelvington, SK. der price. Bids shall be submitted to Layh & Associates, by registered mail or RM OF SARNIA, SW-28-24-25-W2nd, 118 personal delivery at the address below by a c r e s f e n c e d p a s t u r e , $ 2 1 , 0 0 0 . 4:00 PM, February 13, 2012: Layh & 306-488-4430, 306-731-7197 Holdfast, SK Associates, Box 250, Langenburg, LAND FOR SALE 35 miles south of BattleSaskatchewan, S0A 2A0. ford SK in RM of Rosemount, 3356 acre FOR RENT 1600 acres of pasture land at block, 1335 cultivated. Good fences, water Indian Head, SK. Perimeter fence is 4 and power. Daryl Charlton 780-806-1229. 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 FARM/RANCH/RECREATION, Buying or 306-530-7593 or Selling, Call Tom Neufeld 306-260-7838, RM OF DUFFERIN #190: Accepting offers Coldwell Banker ResCom Realty. t o p u r c h a s e N E - 1 4 - 2 0 - 2 6 - W 2 a n d RM EDENWOLD 158 S-1/2-27-20-17-W2 NW-14-20-26-W2. Both quarters are cert. near town of Edenwold. 93,300 assess., organic since 2000 crop year (Pro-Cert). 210 acres cult./ 75 acres pasture w/spring Tenders to close midnight Feb. 24, 2012. fed water. 2500 bus. steel bin. Organic Buyer is responsible to pay GST, if appli- certified since 2010. MLS ®415385 and cable. Highest or any tender not necessari- ®415389. Herman Moellman, Re/Max ly accepted. Please mail tenders to: Dan Crown Real Estate Ltd. Regina, SK, Hager, 8068 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC. 306-791-7681. V9Z 1C9. Phone 250-858-7665. LAND FOR SALE: In Colonsay RM, East half FOR SALE: Taking tenders on SE 34-23-02 of 24-34-27-W2 and NW-24-34-27-W2. W3 RM 223. The highest or any offer to Phone 306-944-2089. purchase may not necessarily be accepted. Purchaser’s must rely on their own re- RM OF GREAT BEND: 1703 acres with search and inspection of property when 1503 acres of good cultivated grain land. preparing an offer. Contact information Just north of Radisson, close proximity to 306-759-7708. the Yellowhead Hwy. Priced to sell! MLS Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of QUARTER NEAR TOBIN LAKE, completely ®394405. Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North Batset up as game farm, 30x40’ heated shop, the 40x60’ barn, 2152 sq. ft. gorgeous 3 bdrm. tleford, SK. home. Additional quarter also available. 2 QUARTERS FARMLAND, w/yardsite and L i n d a S w e h l a , R e / M a x N i p a w i n , 3 bdrm 1200 sq. ft. bungalow, power, wa306-862-4800 ter, nat. gas. 306-748-2839, Neudorf, SK. MLS#413472. FOR SALE BY TENDER. S-1/207-25-11-W3, RM of King George No. 256. Pastureland, approx. 320 acres. Sealed tenders will be accepted by the solicitors LOOKING FOR LAND to cash rent or pur- for the vendors until 4:30 PM on Friday, chase along Hwy. 32 between Abbey and March 2, 2012, at the following address: Swift Current. Would prefer Cabri area. Woloshyn & Company, Barristers & SoliciLarge or small parcels considered. For tors, #200, 111 - 2nd Ave. South, Saskamore info please call: Path Head Farms toon, SK, S7K 1K6, Attention: G. Bruce Ltd., 306-587-7531, Cabri, SK. McDonald. Tenders must be for a specific price and must be for both quarter sections, accompanied by a bank draft or cert. cheque made payable to Woloshyn & 640 ACRES for sale or lease in RM of Company for 10% of the tender amount as Scott #98, best producing grainland, a deposit, which will be returned to the $698,000. Phone 778-885-6513, or con- Purchaser if the tender is not accepted and/or the sale is not completed. The baltact by email: ance of the purchase price will be payable RM 256: 640 acres of tame hay/grass. according to the terms and conditions John Cave, Edge Realty, 306-773-7379, contained in any subsequent Offer to Swift Current, SK. chase. The highest or any tender not necEXCELLENT INVESTMENT Opportunity! essarily accepted. 1 mile West of Saskatoon, SK City limits. TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 063 Moose 125 cultivated acres presently farmed. Call Mountain, 3 quarters of productive grain306-343-9337, 306-384-5116. land with oil surface lease south of Carlyle, HIGHLY ASSESSED GRAIN LAND: 800 427 cult. acres, total assessment $138,000 acres in RM 230 being sold by tender. For (avg. $46,000/qtr). Additional 7 quarters details please call John Cave, Edge Realty with buildings available. Asking $450,000. Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. Exclusive. Guy Shepherd 306-434-8857

RM NEW COM BE. . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $520,000 RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 2 q trs . . . $200,000 RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 4 q trs . . . $8 00,000 RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 2 q trs . . . $29 5,000 RM SNIPE LAKE. . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $3 50,000 12,000 SQ FT co m m ercia l b u ild in g o n 1.57 a cres o n # 7 Highw a y (fo rm erly Ca n a d ia n T ire) . . . . . . . $6 9 9 ,000 C a ll Jim o r S h e rry to d a y

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w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .co m RM OF MOUNT HOPE #279: Accepting offers to purchase NW34-30-21-W2 and NE34-30-21-W2. Each quarter has approx. 155 cultivated acres. Tenders to close midnight January 29, 2012. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Please mail tenders to: Box 55, Invermay, SK, S0A 1M0. Phone: 306-593-4887.

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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. acres, $115,000 assessment. Owner will lease back for 5 years. Additional 20 quarters possibly available on same arrangement. Excl. Call Guy Shepherd 306-434-8857. WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE or cash rent farmland in RM GRANDVIEW #349. Call 306-260-4446. JUST LISTED: RM of Spiritwood. What an opportunity for someone to purchase a 1532 sq. ft. home w/full basement. Lots of hickory cabinets. 28x28’ heated attached garage w/9’ ceiling. Outdoor wood burning heater w/electric back-up. Situated on 320 acres (fully fenced) of which approx. 30 acres are open. Located approx. 12.5 miles NE of Spiritwood in the heart of great hunting and fishing. MLS 418802. For additional info or viewing call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK 306-446-8800 or 306441-0512 FOR SALE BY TENDER: farmland and yardsite, RM #380 Tramping Lake, SK. SE-33-37-21-W3rd, includes water well (1983), UG power, 40x60’ steel quonset, 28x48’ hip roof barn, older home, 2 storage sheds. Tenders must be received by 6:00 PM, January 31, 2012. Mail tenders to Box 278, Wilkie, SK, S0K 4W0. For more info call 403-304-7766. The highest or any offer will not necessarily be accepted. AUCTION- 3 QUARTER sections of farmland, SE-17-25-7-W2, RM of Garry #245, yardsite with power and gravel deposit; NE-17-25-7-W2, RM of Garry #245; NW19-25-6-W2, RM of Orkney #244. Brian Procyshen Farm Equipment Auction on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Yorkton, SK. area. Visit for sale bill, photos and video. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815, Mack Auction Co. PL 311962. 80 ACRES PASTURE in the Pipestone Valley, 10 miles south of Whitewood, SK. Phone 306-949-8674 evenings.

MINERAL RIGHTS. We will purchase and FOR CASH RENT: 7 quarter sections grain SOLD, SOLD, SOLD: After selling approx. o r l e a s e y o u r m i n e r a l r i g h t s . land, RM of Sutton #103. 306-693-7396, 30,000 acres over the summer I need farm and ranch listings. If you are considering Moose Jaw, SK. 1-877-269-9990. sale of your property please consider John Cave with Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379.


T O S E T T L E CLARA M ARY JACOBSON E S T AT E S W 6 -31-17-W 2 FM A $52,9 00 S E 1-31-18 -W 2 FM A $6 3,500 (R.M . o fBig Qu ill No . 308) Te n d e rs o n e ithe r o r b o th pa rc e ls m u s tb e re c e ive d b e fo re 4:00 P .M ., Ja n ua ry 30, 2012. 5% De po s itre qu ire d o n a c c e pta n c e . Ba la n c e pa ya b le w ithin 60 d a ys . Fo r m o re in fo rm a tio n c o n ta c tthe u n d e rs ign e d . Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted.

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Hello Doug, as a follow up to our recent sale of land in Saskatchewan I would like to offer our sincere “Thanks” for getting us a more than fair price. You are a man of your word through the entire transaction, with follow up and kept all promises which were all verbal by phone. Considering I never met you in person this was a very smooth transaction. You can use my name as a reference any time! ~ Barry Kluz


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3 06 -9 55-226 6 Em a il: s a s kfa rm s @ s h a w .ca To whom it may concern: This reference is related to my dealing with Doug in the sale of my 160 acres of farm land in the RM of Emerald which encompasses the hamlets of Wishart Sask. and Bankend Sask. Doug, heard my land was for sale and made me an acceptable offer. He then proceeded to follow up on the offer with a proposal to sell the land within 30 days and the proposal was acceptable to my lawyer and me. The land was sold and the deal went through and the money was deposited in my bank. This was all done in a professional and business like manner. Following the transaction Doug called to see if all was well. My experience was certainly satisfactory and as a result I would recommend Doug as a sales person. ~ Henry D.

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. SASK. LAND FOR SALE: 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). STRASBOURG: 640 acres good assessed land, all land ready for spring seeding, dugout. (#1842, Elmer). PANGMAN: 5 quarters all touching, 460 acres cult. lots of water, home, quonset, pole barns, etc. (#1826, Gordon). Signature Service Real Estate, phone 1-866-345-3414, WANTED TO PURCHASE a grain farm or farmland, prefer southeast or east central Sask. Phone 306-861-4592, SK. RANCH AND AGGREGATE: South central SK. 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. 1 QUARTER SECTION in Meath Park, SK. area, NW-15-51-23-W2, assessed at $53,800, presently in hay. 306-763-4846. IRRIGATION SWIFT CURRENT, SK area, 2 quarters w/2 pivots, rebuilt Valley pivots Tri-drive. Chem fallow, ready to go. Phone Russ 250-808-3605.

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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, 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

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SELLING/ BUYING all sizes of Sask. farmland. Serious buyers, lease back options possible. Confidentiality assured. For more info or questions call David Kalynow- FARMLAND WANTED TO rent or buy in ski, Century 21 Fusion, 306-222-6796, RM’s 218 or 219. Phone 306-939-4565 or 306-537-1539. I HAVE BUYERS: 1) For land in the RM’s TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 436 Doug- of Blaine Lake, Redberry, Leask, Shelllas near Mayfair, SK. 476 acres with brook, Bayne, Hoodoo, Duck Lake, Langapprox. 35 cult. acres, 280 tame grass ham, Conquest, Sovereign, Harris, Milden, acres and 161 bush/pasture acres. Total Vicount, Ivergordon, 3 lakes, St. Louis and 2011 assessment $135,900 (avg. Bruno areas; 2) Ranch land capable of han$45,700/quarter). Yard incl. 750 sq. ft. dling 100-400 cow/calf pairs; 3) Natural bungalow, shop, pole shed, 3 open front pasture in SK; 4) Bush land. Phone Bill shelters and corrals. Asking $320,000. Nesteroff 306-497-2668 ReMax Saskatoon K e v i n J a r r e t t 3 0 6 - 4 4 1 - 4 1 5 2 M L S or email: #417361 http://Arthur.TimHammond WANTED TO RENT or purchase farmland in FOR SALE: 162 acres of farmland near RM’s of 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All reCanwood, SK. Phone 306-468-2665 after plies kept in confidence. Box 5556, c/o 6:00 PM. Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 WANTED TO RENT or purchase farmland in RM’s of 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Box 5556, c/o SELLING BY OWNER charming upgraded Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 character home on 40 acres. Set up for LAND FOR RENT. Due to other business livestock. Info. 306-342-2023, Glaslyn, SK. interests any or all of approx. 1200 acres 150 ACRES, central MB, bordering Sask, cult. land is available in the Aylesbury, SK. water and power, house old time. Asking district. Call Cliff Luther 306-734-2997. $93,000. 604-989-4515, Gibsons, BC. TIM HAMMOND REALTY Irrigated farm- CANORA, SK, 10 acres with 1230 sq. ft. land near Outlook, SK. 1855 acres with bungalow, shop, sheds, outbuildings, nat. approx. 1564 cult. acres, 200 pasture gas, underground power. 306-651-1041. acres, and 91 other acres. Includes 10 quarter section pivots and 1 partial quarter 40 ACRES w/30’x40’ house; 42’x72’ shop, pivot with drops and spinners. Complete 4 all metal inside/out, 12” insulation; 22’x32’ strand barb wiring fencing on 12 parcels. fuel shed for storage, 16’ walls; 2 wells, 2 Yard site with corrals and work shops. watering bowls, good corrals. Also one M L S $ 3 , 3 2 5 , 0 0 0 . 3 0 6 - 9 4 8 - 5 0 5 2 quarter for pasture, hay, crossfenced, big dugout. Will sell 40 acres separate. Spirit wood, SK. 306-824-4908 or 306-841-7337. RM CUPAR 218, FOR LEASE BY tender. Accepting offers on approx. 900 acres of 10 ACRES w/NEW 1050 sq. house nearly grainland. All offers to be presented by complete on new ICF basement. Near January 30th 2012. For more information Lumsden, SK, $295,000. Ph 306-536-5055. contact Bob Young at Homelife Prairies TURNER VALLEY, AB, 55 acres, grass and Realty Inc. 176 Fairway Road Emerald trees, fenced and cross fenced, 2 dugouts, Park, SK, S4L 1C8. Phone 306-586-0099, no buildings, 2 wells, power and gas on 306-529-8609 (cell), 306-586-0477 (fax) property, 55 kms from Calgary. $450,000. or email: Call 403-253-2664. FARMS, RANCHES, ACREAGES AND RM OF PAYNTON for sale by tender, DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY. Check out 23.65 acres located approx. 3 miles NE of our website to view all of our listings: Paynton, SK. Established yard site framed or email: by mature trees with 1931 two storey for a complete list house and outbuildings. Property sold in of inventory. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max as is condition. Tenders close noon Feb. 7, of the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North 2012. Details at or Battleford, SK. request an information package from Vern McClelland, Associate Broker, RE/Max of LAKE DIEFENBAKER: 640 acres of native Lloydminster 306-821-0611 or email and tame grass with full set of buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd, Swift Current, SK, 306-773-7379. RM OF GOOD LAKE, half section with yard, adjacent to Canora, SK. Will separate yard from land. 306-651-1041. 2008 POLARIS RANGER, 1880 kms, spare tires, exc. cond., $7900 OBO. 480 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL, MB. Mixed 306-625-7939, Kincaid, SK. 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, INVESTORS AND FARMERS: 17 quarters, 2690 acres, 2120 cult., 80 tramped, 490 bush and pasture, 2 yard sites w/buildings, good drinking water. Also 18 16’ EVINRUDE 40 HP motor boat and acres yard and buildings. Phone for web- trailer. Includes fish finder and trolling motor, $2500. 306-948-2089, Biggar, SK. site 204-858-2555, Hartney, MB. RM OF LAWRENCE: Native/tame hay and pasture. Sheltered yardsite includes a newer bungalow, shop and misc. buildings. FOR SALE OR trade 2008 Host 11.5’ triple Close to town and school. 204-732-2409, slide truck camper c/w generator, Satellite TV, convection microwave, fully loaded, 70 Rorketon, MB. gal. water tank. Will also sell 2008 F450 RANCH FOR 250 cow/calf pairs, 6 quarters w/matching paint scheme. Call Jason deeded, 673 cultivated; 22 quarters crown 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK. lease, 274 cultivated. Crossfenced, 5 miles new fence, dugouts, shelters, barn, steel S A S K ATO O N R V S U P E R S TO R E . C O M corrals, 9400 bu. steel grain storage, good Phone 306-978-7253, Saskatoon, SK. water, home. 204-742-3269, Garland, MB. MUST SELL! 50 new 2011 travel trailers and fifth wheels starting as low as $ 1 3 , 9 0 0 . w w w. s w e n s o n r v. c o m 1-800-735-5846, Minot, North Dakota SUPERVISED PASTURE for 2012 grazing season, cow/calf or yearlings. Ituna, SK. 2005 JAYCO FIBREGLASS 301RLS 5th wheel, 2 slides, fully loaded, $21,500; area. Call 306-795-2726 or 306-795-7442. 1985 11.5’ Vanguard truck camper with RM of Harris, 12 quarters bathroom, $2500. Both in good condition. adjoining, 8 dugouts with creek running 306-626-3550, Pennant, SK. 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 2006 VANGUARD KODIAK motor home, Trask 306-221-1035. 28’ 9”, single axle, AC, 1 slide, Ford 6.8L V10 FI eng., auto trans, PW, door locks SUPERVISED PASTURE WANTED for 150+ and mirrors, roof-top air, AC, central heat, c o w s . P h o n e Ke l 3 0 6 - 7 5 3 - 2 8 4 2 o r power awning, living area, sink, stovetop, 306-753-8069, Macklin, SK. oven, microwave, TV antenna, fridge, PASTURE FOR RENT for 200 yearlings or freezer, toilet, shower, storage comp., To100 pairs, crossfenced, good water, shiba TV, Memorex DVD player, Onan gen., o u t s i d e s h o w e r, h i t c h r e c e i v e r, checked daily. 306-256-7087 Cudworth SK LT225/75R16 tires, 26,599 miles, reduced PASTURE WANTED: 2012 grazing sea- $44,900. Will consider trade. Morris, MB. s o n , c o w / c a l f o r y e a r l i n g s . C a l l 204-746-6605, cell 204-325-2496. 403-552-3753, Kirriemuir, AB. 2005 Safari CheeWANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence tah, 40’, 350 HP, 3 slides, 25,000m, s u i t a b l e f o r b i s o n . P h o n e R y a n $86,900; 2005 Tiffin Allegro Bus, 40’, 3 slides, 400 HP Cummins, 38,000m, 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. $109,900; 2003 Newmar Dutch Star, 39’, 2 LOOKING FOR PASTURE to rent or lease. slides, 350 HP, 47,000m, $69,900. FinancCan be long or short term. Would like it to ing avail. 306-974-4223, 411 C 48 St. E, be within 100 miles of Vermilion, AB. Saskatoon, SK. Open Tuesday to Saturday, Please contact: 780-853-2461. 8:30 to 5 PM, DL #236237.


40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WINNEBAGO TOUR 207, Freightliner chassis, 400 Cummins, 6 speed Allison trans, Onan diesel generator, 17,000 miles, 4 slides, top of the line coach, $120,000. Selling due to health. 403-335-3270 403-586-1928 Didsbury, AB 2001 HOLIDAY RAMBLER Endeavor, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, two sliders, 330 HP Cummins, 7.5 KW diesel generator, 64,500 miles, Roadmaster chassis, hardwood floors, satellite, two TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, exc. cond. $65,000. 204-325-2550, Plum Coulee, MB.

CERT. STRONGFIELD DURUM. Craswell Seeds Ltd., Strasbourg, SK, 306-725-3236. CERTIFIED #1 CDC Verona Durum. High germination, volume discounts. Fast Seed Farm Ltd., Kindersley, SK. 306-463-3626. C E R T I F I E D S T R O N G F I E L D D U RU M . L y n w o o d M i l l e r, A v o n l e a , S K . 306-868-7880. REGISTERED and CERTIFIED VERONA 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. CERTIFIED CDC VERONA and Certified AC Strongfield. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. GRAIN CART SCALES. Order now for ear- 306-741-0475, email: ly season discount. Typical 750 bu. grain C E RT. S T R O N G F I E L D , CDC Verona. cart, $3150. Ph 204-871-1175 or toll free Pa l m i e r S e e d F a r m s 3 0 6 - 4 7 2 - 3 7 2 2 , 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB., Lafleche, SK. 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. 10x14 PLATFORM SCALE, $12,500. Used 10x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $9500. Ph. 204-871-1175 or toll free 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB. DOMINION TRUCK SCALE for sale, in working condition, from 1970. Phone: 306-537-2441, Craven, SK.

OLDER JD SNOWMOBILE, $900. Phone 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. 1980 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO Elite model twin track complete w/cover and trailer, plus complete portable ice fishing shack. 306-586-6248, Regina, SK. TIME FOR A TRAILER? Great deals on snowmobile trailers. 2 place aluminum tilt decks start at $1,699. Get into a enclosed trailer for under $10,000. Many used and clearance units. Visit your nearest Flaman Trailers or call 1-888-435-2626, view

FOUNDATION, REGISTERED AND/or certified AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland, CDC Meredith, CDC Kindersley, Newdale and Legacy. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. Phone 306-368-2602 or email:


2VR\RRV%& ZDWHUPDUNEHDFKUHVRUWFRP SKIING AT PANORAMA, BC. Private cabin sleeps 12. Only 3 minutes walk to main lift. Reasonable rates. For bookings call Eva at: 780-853-0653. 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.

TOP QUALITY CERT. alfalfa and grass seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK.

CERTIFIED #1 CARLTON brome. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438.

CERTIFIED FOREMOST conventional, Rugby Round-up ready, Canterra canola varieties. Greenshields Seeds, Semans, SK, 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339 (H). HYBRID AND OPEN-POLLINATED canola varieties at great prices. Fenton Seeds, AC MORGAN, JORDAN. Fdn., Reg., and Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. Cert. available. Terre Bonne Seed Farm 306-752-4810, 306-921-8594, Melfort, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Boyer, early maturing, 97% germ.; Jordan, 96% germ. REG, CERT. CDC SORREL, Vimy. Palmier Ennis Seeds, Glenavon, SK, 306-429-2793. Seed Farms,, CERT. #1 CDC Orrin, Leggett. Fenton 306-472-3722, Lafleche, SK. Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED AND/or certified CDC Sorrel, CDC Bethune. Berscheid CDC BOYER, CERT., 96% germination, B r o s S e e d s , L a k e L e n o r e , S K . early maturity. Doug Stoll 306-493-2534, 306-368-2602, Delisle, SK. CERT. LEGGETT OATS; Cert. and Reg. Orrin REG/CERT. CDC SORREL. Excellent oats. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Northland Seeds Inc. Call SK, 306-287-3977. Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED AND/or certified CDC Orrin and CDC Weaver. Berscheid REG., CERT. FP 2214 PRAIRIE SAPPHIRE Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. Phone flax, high germ. Discount if picked up before Feb. 15. Call Jason 306-628-8127 306-368-2602, Prelate, SK. CERT. CDC BALER OAT, forage oat; Cert. Leggett milling oat seed. High germ and CERT. #1 CDC Sorrel. Call Fenton Seeds, vigor. Wagon Wheel Seed Corp, Church- Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. bridge, SK, 306-896-2236. CERT. AND REG. Sorrel flax. Phone FredeCERT TRIACTOR. Excellent quality. Early rick Seeds at Watson, SK., 306-287-3977. booking and volume discounts available. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland CDC SORREL, BETHUNE. Fdn., Reg., and Cert. available. Terre Bonne Seed Farm Seeds Inc. Margo, SK. 306-752-4810, 306-921-8594, Melfort, SK. C E RT I F I E D C D C S O R R E L f l a x s e e d , $24/bu. Discounts available. VISA and MC CERTIFIED TYNDAL. Fraser Farms, Pam- accepted. Visit: for debrun, SK. Phone 306-741-0475, email: tails. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. CERTIFIED CDC BETHUNE. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. Phone 306-741-0475, email:

NEW CDC MEREDITH, AC Metcalfe, and Robust. Fdn., Reg., and Cert. available. Terre Bonne Seed Farm 306-752-4810, 306-921-8594, Melfort, SK. CERTIFIED AC METCALF and CDC Meredith. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email: REGISTERED AND CERTIFIED AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland barley. Mount Forest Seed Farms, 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK. CERTIFIED COPELAND, Metcalfe, Newdale, Legacy, Tradition, Cowboy, Meredith, CERT. UNITY VB, Midget tolerant. ExcelMcGwire available. Van Burck Seeds, lent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Northland Seeds Inc. Call 306-863-4377, Star City, SK. Oscar or Lee, 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. Malt Barley/Feed Grains/Pulses REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Unity-Waskada VB midge resistant wheat. Highest best price/best delivery/best payment 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. HARVEST RS WHEAT, Certified and Reg.; Licen s ed & bon d ed Utmost (VB) wheat, midge tolerant. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK, 1- 800- 2 58- 7434 ro ger@ seed - m 306-287-3977. CERT. #1 CDC COPELAND and Newdale, 2 row malting, 99% germ. Call: M&M CERT. #1 SHAW VB; CDC Utmost VB; Unity VB; Goodeve VB, Carberry; Verona Seeds, 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. D u r u m . A r d e l l S e e d s , Va n s c oy, S K . REG. AND CERTIFIED CDC MEREDITH 306-668-4415. new malt barley, very high germination, 0 disease. Contracts needed. Call for details. CERT. #1 AC GOODEVE VB and CDC UtGregoire Seed Farms Ltd. 306-441-7851, most VB, midge tolerant wheat, 99% germ. M&M Seeds, 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. 306-445-5516, North Battleford, SK. CERTIFIED CDC COPELAND malting bar- REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Elsa, 98% ley, $11.00/bu. Discounts available. VISA germination. Ennis Seeds, Glenavon, SK, and MC accepted. Visit our website: 306-429-2793. for details. Phone CERTIFIED AC Unity VB seed. Book Early 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. to guarantee your supply. Contact Patrick CERT. #1 CDC Copeland, AC Metcalfe, 306-638-3177, Chamberlain, SK. CDC Cowboy, AC Ranger. Ardell Seeds, CERT. LILLIAN, Waskada, VB Utmost, VB 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. Unity spring wheat. Palmier Seed Farms CERTIFIED #1 COPELAND barley, 99% 306-472-3722,, germ. 306-497-2800, 306-290,7816. Lafleche, SK. Blaine Lake, SK. NEW SHAW VB midge resistant wheat CERTIFIED METCALFE. Greenshields (highest yielding and midge resistance); Seeds. Semans, SK., 306-524-2155(W), Unity VB; Osler; and Splendor. Fdn., Reg., and Cert. available. Terre Bonne Seeds 306-524-4339(H). 306-752-4810, 306-921-8594, Melfort, 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 . CERTIFIED SADASH WHEAT for sale. Call 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. 306-873-5438. CERT. NEWDALE BARLEY; Cert. and Reg. CERT. #1 GOODEVE VB; CDC Utmost VB; Metcalfe barley; Cert. and Reg. Copeland Harvest; CDC Teal; AC Sadash; AC Vista. barley. Phone Frederick Seeds at Watson, Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. SK., 306-287-3977. REGISTERED AND CERTIFIED AC Stettler and Alvena wheat. Mount Forest Seed REG/CERT AC METCALF, Cert. CDC Farms 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK. Meredith and Cert. CDC Copeland. Excellent quality. Early booking and volume UNITY VB CERTIFIED, 95% germination; discounts avail. Northland Seeds Inc. Call Waskada cert., 95% germ. Doug Stoll Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. 306-493-2534, Delisle, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Metcalfe, CERTIFIED AC UNITY and Certified AC 97% germination. Ennis Seeds, Glenavon, Carberry. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. SK, 306-429-2793. 306-741-0475, email:

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CERTIFIED UNITY Midge resistant, Stettler. Greenshields Seeds. Semans, SK. 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339(H). CERT. CDC UTMOST VB and cert. Lillian wheat. Craswell Seeds Ltd., Strasbourg, SK, 306-725-3236. 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. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED, AND/or certified Unity VB, CDC Utmost VB, Carberry and Sadash. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. Phone 306-368-2602 or email:

CERT. CDC VERONA and AC Strongfield WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, Durum wheat. Very high quality seed, high eight models, options and accessories. germ., no Graminearum. Geiger Farms Ltd, 1-877-866-0667. Leader, SK, call Tim 306-628-7896, 520-350-1090, or SAWMILLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Band/Chainsaw - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money CERT. CDC VERONA DURUM, high germ. and save money. In stock, ready to ship. Discount if picked up before Feb. 15. Call CERTIFIED #1 UNITY, Waskada, Lillian Starting at $1195. 1-800-566-6899 ext. J a s o n 3 0 6 - 6 2 8 - 8 1 2 7 , P r e l a t e , S K , wheat. 306-497-2800, 306-290-7816, 168. Blaine Lake, SK.



CERT. ALFALFAS AND GRASSES, free delivery. Dyck Forages & Grasses Ltd., Elie, MB, 1-888-204-1000.

CERT. #1 PINNACLE; Leggett. Ardell Seeds, 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED and Common AC Morgan oat seed. Mount Forest Seed Farms, 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK.

PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, Wainwright, AB. PARTING OUT Polaris snowmobiles, 1985 to 2005. Edfield Motors Ltd., phone: 306-272-3832, Foam Lake, 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. REG/CERT. CDC SAGE, Cert. CDC Golden. Excellent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds Inc. Margo, SK.

Call GrainEx International Ltd. for current pricing at 306-885-2288, Sedley SK. Visit us on our website at: REG. CDC IMVINCIBLE CL small green lentil. Call Blaine Sudom 306-868-7613, 306-868-4620, Avonlea, SK. SEED SPECIAL: Cert. CDC Impower. New Clearfield large green lentils w/better seed coat color. 306-694-2981, Moose Jaw, SK. LARGE GREEN LENTILS, 94% germination, 90% vigor, no disease, cleaned, Clearfield confirmed. 306-789-9857, 306-442-7442, Pangman, SK. CERTIFIED CDC GREENLAND, CDC Maxim and CDC Redcoat. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. 306-741-0475, email: CDC INVINCIBLE SMALL green lentils, registered. Lynwood Miller, Avonlea, SK. 306-868-7880. REG., CERT. CDC GREENLAND, CDC Improve, large green; CDC Maxim, red. Pa l m i e r S e e d F a r m s 3 0 6 - 4 7 2 - 3 7 2 2 , Lafleche, SK. CERT. CDC DAZIL and CDC Maxim CL; CDC Redcliff and CDC Redcoat. Reds. Fast Seed Farm, Kindersley, SK. 306-463-3626. CERT. GREENLAND LENTIL, 98% germ., 0% disease. Hansen Seeds Yellow Grass, SK. 306-465-2525 or 306-861-5679. REG. and CERT. CDC IMAX red lentils, high germ., low disease. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd. 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516, North Battleford, SK. CERT. GREENLAND and ROULEAU lentils. Phone 306-395-2652, Chaplin, SK. BUYING RED AND GREEN LENTILS, all grades, farm pickup. Naber Specialty Grains Ltd., 1-877-752-4115, Melfort, SK. email: CERTIFIED CDC Maxim, CDC Improve, CDC Imigreen lentils, all clearfield varieties. Great condition, high germination. Discounts available. VISA and MC accepted. Visit: for details. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK.

CERTIFIED Taurus, Sorrel, Scorpion available. Va n B u rc k S e e d s 306-863-4377 Star City, SK.

SEED SPECIAL: Certified CDC Pluto. New CERTIFIED PRAIRIE Grand Flax, Green- high yielding green pea with very good s h i e l d s S e e d s , 3 0 6 - 5 2 4 - 2 1 5 5 ( W ) , bleaching resistance and good green color intensity. 306-694-2981, Moose Jaw, SK. 306-524-4339 (W), Semans, SK. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED, AND/or certified CDC Striker, CDC Patrick, CDC Meadow and CDC Treasure. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602. TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED SEED. All the CERT. #1 CDC Meadow; CDC Prosper; new varieties: CDC Imvincible, CDC Imi- CDC Acer (Maple); Camry (Green). Fenton green, French green CDC Peridot as well Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. all the reds CDC Dazil, CDC Redcliff, CDC C E RT I F I E D TRE ASURE AND Patrick, Ruby, CDC Imax. Get it before its gone. Greenshields Seeds, 306-524-2155 (W), Call 306-693-9402, Moose Jaw, SK. or 306-524-4339, Semans, SK. email CERT. CDC PATRICK green peas, high CERT. #1 CDC Impala Clearfield lentils germ. and vigor. Wagon Wheel Seed Corp. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. Churchbridge, SK, 306-896-2236. CERT. CDC MAXIM CL and fdn., cert. CDC CERT. #1 CDC MEADOW and Treasure Redberry lentils. Craswell Seeds Ltd., yellow peas, 99% germ. Call M&M Seeds, Strasbourg, SK, 306-725-3236. 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK.

GREEN IS THE COLOR Registered and Certified CDC Striker, CDC Patrick green peas. Volume discounts. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd. 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516, North Battleford, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Patrick 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.

FDN/REG/CERT CDC TOGO. Excellent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Northland Seeds Inc. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. BUYING CANARY SEED, farm pickup. Call 1-877-752-4115, Naber Specialty Grains Ltd. Email:

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CA LL YOUR CLOS ES T OUTLET BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buyer of all varieties of mustard. Call for competitive pricing. Call 204-736-3570, Brunkild, MB. CUSTOM CLEANING AND bagging all types of mustard for seed or processing. Color sorting available. Also looking for low 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 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. CERTIFIED ANDANTE yellow mustard and Centennial brown mustard. Greenshields Seeds, Semans, SK, 306-524-2155 (W), 306-524-4339 (H).

TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. COMMON #1 GRASSES, legumes, blends. Trawin Seeds, 306-752-4060, Melfort, SK. FOR ALL YOUR forage seed needs. Full line of alfalfa/grasses/blending. Greg Bjornson 306-554-3302 or 306-554-7987, Viking Forage Seeds, Wynyard, SK.



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WANTED: BUYING ALL grades of oats. LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome; alfalfa and Send sample to Newco Grain Ltd., Box crested wheat; and alfalfa. 1500 lbs. ea. 7 1 7 , C o a l d a l e , A B . , T 1 M 1 M 6 . C a l l 2010/ 2011. 306-463-3132, Kindersley, SK 1-800-661-2312. PURE ALFALFA HAYLAND WANTED in Sask. for 2012 season and longer. Up to FEED GRAINS WANTED: Wheat, Barley 20% grass mixes and under 5 yr. stands. and Durum; Also Oats, Peas and Flax. PreDifferent contract options available. Great mium prices, FOB farm. Prompt payment. rotation options and extra cash flow. RefStan Yaskiw, Birtle, MB, 1-866-290-7113. erences available. Call Kevin 519-272-5383 or Joe at 519-276-0603. WANTED FEED/ OFF-GRADE LENTILS or pulses and other heated, tough grains or screenings. Prairie Wide Grain, 306230-8101, 306-716-2297, Saskatoon, SK.



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“Quality Grain finding you your best value in grain marketing.” W e w ork w ith a ll types of gra in inclu ding hea ted ca nola . Phone 1-866-824-8324 in C a lga ry, 1-877-775-2155 in Bra ndon or 1-877-777-7715 in Red D eer for a ll you r gra in m a rketing needs.

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/ Timothy/brome bales; 200- no rain, $35, 155- slight rain, $25; 200 (2010)- 900 lbs., 125 w/no rain, $20; 75 w/rain, $15. Phone 306-921-6995 or 306-275-4911. St. Brieux, SK. LARGE ROUND AND SMALL SQUARE, alfalfa and mixed, close to Regina, SK. Call 306-539-6123. JD HARD CORE alfalfa or alfalfa/ brome timothy mix. Call 306-542-8382, Pelly, SK. 3000 ROUND NET wrapped alfalfa, alfalfa/brome bales, $35/ton, 1350 lbs., loaded, good to excellent shape, 2010 crop. Also 3000 round net wrapped alfalfa, alfalfa/brome bales, $45/ton, 1400 lbs., loaded, excellent shape, 2011 crop. 306-834-2960, Kerrobert, SK. 2011 ALFALFA MIX round bales, 1150 lbs., $25 each; also 2010 bales, $12 each. Weyburn, SK. 306-842-3532, 306-861-1827. HAY FOR SALE: Pure alfalfa and alfalfa grass mix bales, 800 medium squares and 800 5x6 rounds, no rain, feed analysis available. Call Murray Faubert, Marengo, SK before 6 pm 306-463-9691; after 6 PM, 306-968-2921. SOLID CORE ROUND, small square: alfalfa, alfalfa grass, green feed, grass, straw. Delivered. 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK.

GOOD QUALITY HAY, AB and BC, big rounds. Call for delivery prices. Also AGENTS for Chickpeas, 403-758-3041, Magrath, AB. Lentils, Field Peas • HEATED • DISEASED HAY AND STRAW for sale. Dairy quality, COMPETITIVE! PROMPT PAYMENT! feeder hay, and grass hay, 3x4 square Swift Current, SK bales. 403-633-8835, Brooks, AB. Toll Free: 1-877-360-0727 SILAGE ALFALFA BALES and dry hay for E-Mail: sale, excellent dairy feed. 306-278-2903, 306-278-7988 cell, Porcupine Plain, SK. • FROZEN • HAILED 2011 TOP QUALITY- 1000 round bales, CGC L icen s ed & Bo n d ed mixed and alfalfa for sale. For info. call “ON FARM PICKUP” 306-421-3859, Estevan, SK. LARGE STRAW BALES and hay bales, mesh WESTCAN FEED & GRAIN wrapped. Phone 306-283-4747 or 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. 400 ORGANIC ROUND bales, approx. 1500 LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buy- lbs., brome/crested wheat/alfalfa, $30 per NUVISION COMMODITIES is currently ers and sellers of all types of feed grain bale. 306-834-2085, Kerrobert, SK. purchasing feed barley, wheat, peas and and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, ALFALFA/ GRASS round bales, twine, Nipawin, SK. milling oats. 204-758-3401, St. Jean, MB. 1400 lbs., no rain. 780-875-7051, Lloydminster, AB. 350 LARGE ROUND hay bales, net wrapped for sale. 306-961-4682, Prince Albert, SK. DRY ALFALFA MIX large sq. bales, approx. 1500 lbs. Tarped immediately after baling, n o r a i n . F o r a g e a n a ly s i s ava i l a b l e . 306-596-9920, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK.

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ALFALFA AND BROME 400 soft core twine wrapped bales, approx. 1400 lbs., feed tested, $15 each OBO. 306-456-2497, Weyburn, SK. LARGE QUANTITY OF Alfalfa and Alfalfa Brome mix hay for sale, only 500 left. Phone 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK. DURUM STRAW, 3x4 squares, $15. Delivery available. 306-631-8854, Moose Jaw, SK. or email: 4x4 SQUARE hay bales, exc. quality, 90% alfalfa and 50/50 mixes. 30 miles from US border. 306-642-5812, Scout Lake, SK. 250 EXCELLENT ALFALFA brome, no rain, $35/round bale, 1300+. 306-656-4541, Harris, SK. 380 BROME/CRESTED WHEAT grass 1300 lbs. round bales for sale, $20/bale. 306-727-4408, Sintaluta, SK. EXCELLENT HORSE FEED hard core round bales, no rain, alfalfa/Timothy brome mix. 403-616-4667, Cochrane, AB. 1100 LB. ALFALFA and slough grass bales, all in stacks, reach to go, $25. Assiniboia, SK., ph 306-642-7959, 306-642-3696.

ALFALFA/BROME HAY, 4x8 square, avg. 1600 lbs., no rain, tarped. Contact Jim, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, days 306-332-6221, night 306-332-3955. HAY FOR SALE. 2500 alfalfa or grass mix round netwrap bales, no rain. Straw also. Alan Coutts 306-463-8423, Marengo, SK.

RYE WANTED. Top $$ paid for good quality rye high and low falling number. References available. 204-764-2450, Hamiota, MB.

2- GOODYEAR RICE TIRES, 28Lx26, tread excellent, $1600 each; 8- Titan 18.4x34’s. WANTED: HEAVY-DUTY electric patcher 306-642-3225, Assiniboia, SK. that is in good working order. Age does not matter. If not electric, then must be TIRE & able to make electric. Long arm preferred W HEEL but will take one without as long as it is in good cond. 780-645-4203, Mannville, AB. 101A En glis h Cres . S a s k a to o n , S a s k . AGRICUL TURE T ires , W heels , Cu s to m Bu ild Du a l & T rip le E xten s io n s GOT COYOTES? I’m interested in purchasCON S TRUCTION a n d M IN IN G ing all wild furs throughout SK. Contact for F o r Hea vy Du ty E q u ip m en t, T ru cks , E tc. prices and pickup details. Phone 306-889-2070, text 306-865-0027 or email V UL CAN IZIN G a n d M OBIL E S ERV ICE TRUCK S Must have fur liS a les o r S ervice ~ Ca ll 9 33-1115 cence or treaty number. DL# 88600973.

SMALL SQUARE mixed hay bales. Can deliver in SK. and AB. w/self-unloading semi; Also 114 second cut round bales. Barg Farms, 403-793-7461, Brooks, AB. 700 ALFALFA/BROME 2011 round bales, approx. 1600 lbs., $25/bale. Located near RAM POWER SNARES, Conibear traps, Bienfait, SK. Call 306-421-0679. fur handling equipment. For free catalogue HIGH QUALITY, ALFALFA/GRASS mix, email or call round bales, net wrapped, 1500 lbs., feed 306-862-4036, Nipawin, SK. tested, $40/ton. Phone cell. 306-642-7584, Assiniboia, SK. 1000 ALFALFA/BROME mix, approx. 1600 lbs., netwrap bales, no rain. Call Sullivan OUTFITTING CAMP FOR SALE, Zone 62: 16 bear, 23 White-tailed deer, 8 moose Farms, 306-463-3678, Flaxcombe, SK. tags, 1 out-camp, incl. log cabins, pontoon 700 CERTIFIED ORGANIC alfalfa / Timo- boat, stands, diesel generator, etc. Locatthy /brome bales, approx. 1300 lbs., baled ed in northern Sask. Serious inquiries only. with NH 664, $50 per bale. 780-356-2352, 306-547-5524, Preeceville, SK. 780-831-5116, Valhalla Centre, AB. FLY-IN FISHING AND BEAR HUNTING GOOD QUALITY HAY FOR SALE: 2010 lodge, 72 miles NE of Buffalo Narrows, SK, and 2011 crops, your choice, 1350 turnkey operation. If you have always lbs., JD net wrapped. 780-208-1792, wanted your own outfitting business this is the one for you. Owner financing available. Two Hills, AB. 306-867-7725. 2500 MEDIUM SQUARE Timothy hay bales, horse quality, stored in hay shed; Also 400 AB OUTFITTING TAGS for sale, 4 elk tags, big round alfalfa/Timothy mix bales. 12 MD tags, 4 WT tags. Near Sundre, AB. For more info. call 403-838-2383, Shawn. Phone 204-372-6937, Fisher Branch, MB. 320 BROME ALFALFA BALES, 1200 lbs., no rain, good quality, can load, $25/bale. Vanscoy, SK. 306-668-4215 306-222-8489 OAT STRAW BALES, baled with JD 567 baler; also tame hay bales. 204-234-5411, Oakburn, MB. ROUND ALFALFA BALES, approx. 1200 lbs., little to no rain, $30. Call 306-494-7131, Kerrobert, SK. 2011 ALFALFA/ BROME, 1000, 1160 lb. bales, feed tested, 91 RFV, 56 TDN, 16 CP, $35/bale. 306-355-2250, Mortlach, SK. 4X5 HARD CORE irrigated alfalfa brome bales, first cut $25, 2nd cut no rain $35. 306-867-8411, Outlook, SK. 600+ NEW ALFALFA/MEADOW Brome round bales, quality hay. Your choice of 1500 or 1800 lbs., $40/bale. Easy access off hwy #14. 306-329-4664, Asquith, SK. SECOND CUT ALFALFA hay, feed tested, dairy quality. Mike, 306-631-8779 or 306-691-5011, Moose Jaw, 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. HORSE QUALITY small squares grass or 2nd cut alfalfa for sale. 306-221-0734, Dundurn, SK.

SET OF 8 GOOD USED tractor tires, 20.8x42 Goodyear radials, $450/per tire or $400/ea takes all. Terry 306-594-7580 or 306-594-2608 evenings, Hyas, SK. COMBINE TIRES, Two 24.5x32 diamond tread; One 23.1x30 8 ply. All mounted on MF 860 rims. 204-546-2299 Grandview MB

MANY LARGE SCRAPER TIRES for sale, $200 each. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB.

WANTED: CAT PRESS with adapter to work on D6C and D6D final drive and pinion and Spanner wrench #7F936. 306-422-6196, Hoey, SK.

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350 ALFALFA/BROME round bales, approx. 1200 lbs., 2010 crop year, $10/bale. Call Bill after 6 PM, 306-656-4547, Harris, SK.

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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. FLAX STRAW open (large round) bales. Two locations near Saskatoon, SK. Call 306-382-1299, 306-382-9024.

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5X4 ROUND HARD CORE Alfalfa and Alfalfa/grass bales, 2011 is $20 and 2010 is COMBINE DUAL KITS for JD STS 38” or $10; Also 2010 small squares, $1.25/ea. 42”, new tires $14,900. New duals for any combine, new tires, $4300. We want your Phone 306-726-4569, Southey, SK. tires and rims on trade! 1-800-667-4515. 2010/2011 ALFALFA and alfalfa mix bales. Approx. 1000 avail. $27/2011, $22/2010. 306-933-0655, Saskatoon, SK.


LOBSTICK TRAVEL & TOURS. Victoria, April 15; Alaska, June 11; Cossack with Ukraine/ Poland, ext, June 26; Hostfest, Sept.; Maritimes, Sept.; Branson, Nov.; Churchill/ Australia. Phone 306-763-7415, 306-752-3830,

We’ve got ‘em all.

APPROX. 700 to 800 4x5 alfalfa/brome mix round bales, no rain, $14 ea. or $12 each takes them all. 306-725-3449, 306-725-7441, Strasbourg, SK.

New, used and retreads. Call us, you’ll be glad you did!

LARGE, ROUND HARD CORE hay and straw bales for sale, mesh wrapped. Phone: 306-283-4747, Langham, SK.


ALFALFA- TIMOTHY 500 bales, 1500 lbs., net wrapped, quantity discount. Ethelbert, MB. Call 204-742-3672 or 403-288-7168. HAY AND GRASS bales, flax, wheat and barley straw, 4x4 and 3x4 bales, delivery available. 403-223-8164 or 403-382-0068, Taber, AB.

SAVE UP TO $4800. 10- 520/85R46’s, Firestone Radial DT 23, new, $2200 each. Call Darren 204-727-7938 or Greg 204-573-7866, Brandon, MB.

TOS LATHE MODEL SN50C, 20” swing, 80” centres, 28” in gap, 24 spd 22-2000 RPM, 2” spindle bore, D1-6 camlock spindle, inch metric threading, 7.5 HP, 12” 3 jaw chuck, steady rest, follow rest, 4-way toolpost, 4-way rapid traverse, taper attachment, SN 450200910714. Very good working condition, $12,000. More pictures available on request. Reason for selling: POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gallons; Blad- bought larger equipment. 306-873-5437 der tanks from 220 to 88,000 gal; Water or Email: and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. RADIAL ARM DRILL, Asquith Archdale, Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. Model P30320, 12” diameter column, 5’ arm, power feed on quill, 16 RPM choices (from 40-2040), 8 feedrate choices (from .002-.040 per revolution), 24”x36” box table, #5 Moores taper in spindle, very good SHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement working condition, $8500. Selling because tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, bought larger equipment. 306-873-5437 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. Email: TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, service, installations, repairs. Canadian SCOTCHMANN 90 TON iron worker with company. We carry aeration socks. We attachments. 306-648-8061, Gravelbourg, now carry electric chute openers for grain SK. trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. MOVING SALE: Red roll away tool kit w/tools, $2500; Delta miter saw w/table, $350; Work bench, $75; Weslo Tread mill, WANTED: 20.8X34 TRACTOR tires. Phone $375. 306-230-3979, Saskatoon, SK. 204-773-2868, Russell, MB.

1ST AND 2ND cut alfalfa/grass bales, straight alfalfa, grass, and straw bales. Will deliver. Call 306-948-7291, Biggar, SK.

RM 369: 2011 2nd cut alfalfa, 210 bales, 1850 lb, net wrapped, protein 19.5%, RFV 135. 306-716-3409, Humboldt SK

2 GOODYEAR RADIAL TIRES for sale. 900/65R32 Special Sure Grip T08- 95% tread left. Will sell for 1/2 of new price!!! Call 306-861-0177, Weyburn, SK.

KROY TIRE Winnipeg, MB.

Hours: 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM.

LARGE ROUND ALFALFA hay, $25/bale. 306-245-3756, Tyvan, SK. 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. NEW 20.8-38 12 PLY $866; 18.4-38 12 BIG ROUND MIXED hay bales, no rain, ply $783; 24.5-32 14 ply $ 1749; 14.9-24 $30 ea. loaded. Also, small square hay and 12 ply $356; 16.9-28 12 ply $498. Factory straw bales, no rain. 15 kms SE of Saska- direct. More sizes available new and used. 1-800-667-4515. toon, SK. 306-955-1497, 306-229-9097. 500 GOOD QUALITY ALFALFA/ grass ONE 6 PLY 16.9x30 tire, 65% left, $225. round bales, 1600 lbs. 403-664-2430, Call 306-377-2548, Tilley, AB. 403-528-9482, Oyen, AB. TIRE CHAINS to fit 20.8x38 rubber, like new. 306-429-2704, Glenavon, SK. MICHELIN XTLA 20.5 R25 new loader tires, excellent tires for all season. ExcelWANTED: UP TO 600 tons of potash fines. lent winter tires. $10,500 for all 4. Can dePhone 204-655-3458, Dauphin, MB. liver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River. MB.

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: PRAIRIES WATER TREATMENT LTD., High River, AB. ( Servicing BC. AB. SK. and MB. Oxydate and ionize single tap to whole house to commercial units. No salt, no chlorine, no chemicals. Custom built and guaranteed. Now with water softening and scale control capabilities. Ph or email for info and free quote. 403-620-4038.

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. FOR SALE: WATER WELL drilling rig, Mayhew 1000. 780-675-4405, Athabasca, AB. STAUBER DRILLING INC. Water well construction and servicing, exploration and geotechnical drilling. Professional service since 1959. Call the experts at 1-800-919-9211



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. U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, A1 preferred, must have clean abstract. 25 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week MANAGER WANTED for large mixed P h o n e D o u g at 3 0 6 - 2 3 1 - 9 1 1 0 , f a x : upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and ranch and grain operation. Successful can- 306-383-2555, Quill Lake, SK. or email air brakes. One on one driving instructions. didate duties include for but not limited 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. to: employee management, day to day operation of cow/calf and grain production. FEEDLOT IN WEST central AB requires fulltime personnel. Must have cattle health Contact or and machinery operation exp. Must be a fax 306-653-5859, Saskatoon, SK area. team player and able to work flexible TITAN CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS is lookhours incl. some weekends. Must have a ing for part-time and full-time Heavy LILLY PORK, Lacombe, AB. is hiring 4 valid drivers licence. Competitive wages, Equipment Operators for our Craik, SK. swine breeding technicians for its 2800 health benefits, RSP and housing avail. on sow hog farm. Job description includes, site and temporary project locations. Exsite at low rates. Phone 780-725-2430 fax perience with loaders, skidsteers, and/or but not limited to, AI breeding and heat resume 780-723-6245 Niton Junction, AB. excavators. No phone calls please. Please checking of sows and gilts, maintaining computer records, pressure washing, etc. apply by fax or email: 306-343-7067, FARM WORKERS with Class 1 Successful applicants will need a minimum WANTED: to pull Super B grain and hay trailof 2 yrs. experience as a swine breeding license, ers. Mostly hauling. Also capable of technician. Benefits include health and r u n n i n g f alocal e q u i p m e n t . C a l l M i ke disability plan. Accommodation can be ar- 306-469-7741,r m Big River, SK. ranged. Base salary starts at $14.30/hr. EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN CAREGIVER is based on 45 hrs./wk. ($2790/mo.) de- SEASONAL FARM LABOURER HELP. looking to care for a senior. Would prefer pending on experience. Fax resume to Applicants should have previous farm exin Saskatchewan. Call 306-795-2270. 403-782-4531, attention Rod or email perience and mechanical ability. Duties inresume to clude operation of machinery, including: Tractors, truck driving and other farm GENERAL FARM WORKERS req’d. Equip- equipment, as well as general farm laborer DRIVE CLYDES in BC Fort Steele Heritage ment operating, maintenance, yard and duties. $12-$18/hr depending on experitown is looking for Teamsters for June to bldg. maintenance, cleaning, etc. $16/hr. e n c e . C o n t a c t W a d e F e l a n d a t Sept. 2012. Applicant must be able to Farm exp. and valid Driver’s License req’d. 701-263-1300, Antler, ND. work with the public and enjoy talking with Class 1 an asset. Fax resume to Dechant LARGE COW/CALF RANCH and backp 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 Farms Ltd., 780-836-7701, Manning, AB. grounding operation requires full-time or fax to SEEDING OPERATORS REQUIRED in cowboys/ pencheckers. Wages negotiable. 250-489-2624. Western Australia. Are you looking for Call Mike 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. an agricultural adventure in Australia? Like to earn some good money whilst broaden- FARM WORKERS AVAILABLE: Experiing your experience? We are recruiting for e n c e d fo r e i g n s k i l l e d f a r m wo r ke r s FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE REQUIRED on pedi- our seeding period commencing April 25 available for all aspects of the agriculture greed seed/grain farm near Govan, SK. 2012. If you have a farming background sector. For more info. contact the authorJob would include: Working in seed clean- and can operate broadacre cropping ized agent via email: ing plant; Trucking; Operating and main- equipment, we have a range of well paid or call 306-242-0837. Excellent program! taining all farm equipment. Good work positions available. You must be aged be- ROWLAND SEEDS, one of the largest farm ethic, mechanical skills and 1A license an tween 18-30 and qualify for a Working family businesses in southern Alberta, is asset. Wages dependant on experience. Holiday Visa to Australia. For more info looking for full-time employees for farmRelocation assistance available. Apply with email ing operations as Farm Manager. Competiresume to: Kevin Yauck, Box 323, Govan, tive salary depending on experience. The SK, S0G 1Z0. Phone 306-484-4555 or FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE REQUIRED on a candidate must understand and operate grain farm. Duties include operating and the farm business operations, maintain email: maintaining farm machinery, hauling grain FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY and general farm duties. Previous farm ex- farm machinery and equipment, and have for experienced farmhand near Elk Point, perience required. Wage based on experi- good mechcnical skills. Ph: 403-223-8164 AB. Duties include handling and calving of ence. Housing available. Stephen Leisle or Email: 250 cow/calf herd, fencing, field work, op- Morse, SK., call 306-629-3553. YOUNG, AGGRESSIVE FARMER looking to erating and maintaining farm machinery. work on grain farm operation in SasVehicle is provided for farm usage and FARM MANAGER WANTED for 10,000 katchewan. For more info please call Kevin lodging provided as part of wage package. acre modern grain farm in Indian Head, at 519-272-5383. A current resume, references and valid SK. Successful applicant should be skilled driver’s license are required. We are look- at: Creating and executing crop plans and PERM., FULL TIME POULTRY worker for ing for a long-term relationship with future budgets. Managing supplier relationships. broiler farm, Wainwright, AB. Able to perb e n e fi t s r e s u l t i n g . F a x r e s u m e t o : Hiring, training, and managing farm em- form all daily duties of large broiler farm. 780-724-3202, or phone 780-645-8356. ployees. Operating and maintaining farm Min. 2-3 yrs. broiler farm exp. req’d. Prefer equipment. Have strong understanding of post secondary education. Starting wage BROADACRE: LARGE GRAIN farm located agrology for spraying crop. Have or be $15.72/hr. Avail. for shift work, weekends Ituna, SK. is seeking experienced Truck willing to get a Class 1A license and able and OT if req’d. Fax/Email resume w/refs. Drivers and Machine Operators. Seasonal to work and co-ordinate with corporate of- 780-842-4205, a n d p e r m a n e n t f u l l - t i m e p o s i t i o n s fice. Farm offers good work environment available. Farm experience essential, driv- and competitive wages, including a bene- LARGE, VERY MODERN family grain farm er’s license required and Class 1A an asset. fits plan. Send resume to Tim Graham at in central SK requires full time employees: experienced equipment operators with 1A Email/fax resume or call 306-530-7593. licence, journeyman heavy duty mechanic. 306-382-3337, visit LOOKING FOR HELP on a cattle and sheep Will consider mechanically inclined indiPERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION for farm in the Silver Valley/Peace Country viduals who are eager to learn. Top wages farm equipment mechanic (NOC7312) on area, AB. Full time. Housing available. and benefit plan with medical. Box 2009, hog and grain farm in southern AB. Duties Wages negotiable according to experience. c/o Western Producer, 2310 Millar Aveinclude repairing and servicing tractors, Call Laurie 780-864-0329 for more details. nue, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 trucks and other machinery, as well as feed and ventilation systems and other WANTED: RELIABLE PERSON for cat- ROWLAND SEEDS, one of the largest farm barn related equipment. The successful tle/farming operation. Permanent and family businesses in southern Alberta, is applicant must be mechanically inclined, seasonal employment available. Must have looking for full-time employees for farmbasic electrical and welding skills an asset. valid drivers license. Single/family accom- ing operations as Farm Labourer. CompetiSome college or technical training re- modations. 403-577-2243, Consort, AB. tive salary depending on experience. The candidate must understand and operate quired. Starting wage $26.50/hour at 40 Fax: 403-577-2263, Cell: 403-575-0712. the farm business operations, maintain hours/week. Please send resume to: 70 HEAD DAIRY FARM looking for herd- farm machinery and equipment, and have sperson/farm labourer. Wage based on ex- good mechanical skills. Ph: 403-223-8164 PASTURE RIDER REQUIRED, south of perience. Housing available. Send resumes or email: Cypress Hills, in Consul, SK, April until late to: or call FULL-TIME Employment for Irrigation October. Applicant must provide own Ray at 204-724-5503, Wawanesa, MB. Farm, lots of hours in busy season. Class 1 working horses. Ability to identify and doctor sick cattle on range. Haying experience WANTED: FARM FOREMAN for a large preferred, experience an asset. Make and valid driver’s license required. Fax re- potato farm in Southern Alberta. The Farm $5000/mth, depends on experience. Sunsumes with 3 references to 306-299-4918 Foreman will supervise the work of other days off, in a great community. References Want a reliable, energetic, keen or call 306-662-8943 for more info. farm workers and harvesting labourers, required. and perform general farm duties. This is a individual. 403-654-2734, Vauxhall, AB. FULL TIME EXPERIENCED ranch hand full-time position. Must be willing to work FULL-TIME HELP WANTED on grain farm required for cow/calf ranch and back- Sundays, when needed. Should be familiar near Corning, SK. Housing close by, grounding operations in East Central AB. with maintaining potato farm equipment suitable for family. Class 1A is an asset, (Consort). Farm knowledge and/or cattle and welding. Knowledge and experience of experience will reflect wage. Fax resume handling ability an asset. Salary based on growing potatoes, sugar beets and grain is to 306-224-4546 or call 306-224-4441. experience. Housing (on site) w/utilities required. A Class 1 driver’s license is an asincluded and vehicle provided, for busi- set. College diploma and at least 2-3 yrs WANTED RANCH EMPLOYEE, Merritt, ness purposes. Benefits package available. experience needed. Wages: $21/hr. Two BC. Permanent full-time ranch work- equip If interested please submit resume to: weeks paid vacation per year. Email re- crops, riding and cattle. Send resume to or call: 403-577-3553 sume to: Laus at or or fax: 250-378-4956 or 403-578-8508. fax 403-654-4656. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FULL-TIME permanent position on mixed farm near Join ou r large,progressive farm ing operation! Provost, AB. Experience and Class 3 an asset but will train non-smoking, energetic, Hickory Corner Fa rm s is a grow ing fou rth genera tion m ix ed enthusiastic and positive applicants. Dufa m ily fa rm looking for: ties incl. operating and maintaining farm equipment, working w/cows and completing daily feedlot and farm chores. Inquire about on-farm housing. Email resume and references to or fax 780-753-2701. Ph Brad 780-753-0665. in Briercrest,SK. SEMI-RETIRED PERSON WANTED to help This position requ ri es a ha rd w orkin g in dividu a l w ho w ill be in volved in on mixed farm. Nonsmoker. Housing supplied. Drumheller, AB. Ph 403-823-9977. co-m a n a gem en tofa ll fa rm ni g pra ctices from seedin g a n d ha rvestto w ni ter HORSE TRAINER - RANCH HAND PASTURE MANAGER. These are a few careers you’re ready for after completing the 1 year Western Ranch and Cow Horse program at Lakeland College. Phone Rachel at: 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8579 or visit

FULL-TIME FARM FEEDLOT position available on farm located halfway between Moose Jaw and Regina, SK. House supplied. Must have valid driver’s license, be mechanically inclined and physically fit. Experience a necessity. References required. Phone Larry at 306-345-2523 or fax 306-345-2085.


FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME farm labourer SW SWIFT CURRENT GRAIN FARM required. 403-665-2341, Craigmyle, AB. HELP REQUIRED. $18-$25/hr. with opportunity for bonus will be paid for a EXPERIENCED, HARD WORKING farm and premium employee w/good mechanical ranch couple for mixed cattle/grain opera- skills, a positive attitude, an ability to option in Southern AB. Permanent full-time erate large modern equipment with care employment offered to one party and part- and responsibility, and someone who is time casual to the other. Duties include diligent and takes pride in their work. Dumaintenance and operation of farm equip- ties include general farm work, trucking ment and working cattle. Class 1 driver (automatic tandems and auto semi), seedpreferred. Ultimate goal of long term em- ing, rolling, swathing, harvesting and the ployment w/opportunity to aid in manage- maintenance that goes along with the ment decisions. Ideal candidates should equipment and facilities on our operation. be community oriented, willing to live in We can be flexible with hours for the right rural Alberta and must love the farm life. person and would consider mature perOn site accommodation provided. Salaries sons for part-time work as well. Meals based on experience. Serious inquiries on- provided during seeding/harvest. Full-time ly. Call 403-664-7151, Acadia Valley, AB. accommodation (suitable for a family) or email would be available as well as help obtaining a Class 1 license for the right individuPASTURE MANAGER for Martin Grazing al after they establish a long term commitCo-Op, located 40 miles NE of Maple m e n t t o o u r f a r m . P l e a s e e m a i l Creek, SK. Seasonal employment. Pasture j a n d e f a r m s @ h o t m a i l . c o m o r c a l l management for 1000 cow/calf pairs, care 306-773-1361. and maintenance of fences and water fac 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 RANCH HELP: Position available on 700 available 306-662-3366 or 306-662-3401. cow/calf ranch, near Duchess, AB. Calving, Bids close January 31, 2012. feeding, doctoring, irrigating and haying, etc. Irrigation and mechanical skills an asset. Housing available. Contact Jackie at 403-378-4466 or 403-793-7345 or email:


G ener a l F a r m D uti es C re e k sto ne F a rm s is a d ive rse g ra in o pe ra tio n lo c a te d 9.5 k m no rth o f Stra thm o re , Alb e rta . To g e the r w ith the fe e d lo t a nd truc k ing o pe ra tio n it o ffe rs a n e xc iting w o rk e nviro nm e nt. W e a re c urre ntly se e k ing a ha rd w o rk ing , d yna m ic ind ivid ua l to pe rfo rm g e n. fa rm d utie s inc lud ing but no t lim ite d to ; c o m bining , sila g ing , d riving va rio us fa rm e q uipm e nt a nd la bo ur. W a g e s & Be n efi tpa c k a g e ( W a ges ba s ed on experienc e)

Fa x 4 03-9 34 -4 59 4 p enny@ ca ttlela nd .ca 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.

in Du nkirk,SK. This position requ ri es a ha rd w orkin g in dividu a l w ho w ill be in volved in co-m a n a gem en tofa ll ra n chin g pra ctices from ca lvin g a n d feedin g to pa stu re m a n a gem en ta n d ridin g. Ou rphilosophy is to com bin e ou rstron g w ork ethic ,edu ca ti on a n d ex perien ce to m a x im ize on the al testopportu n ti ei s in techn ology a n d produ cts.W e a re dedica ted to the grow th ofou rfa rm bu sin ess a n d ou rpeople to en su re ol n g-term su ccess. Fora com plete job description plea se em a il u s a t hickorycornerfa rm s@ sa or ca ll Tyler a t (306) 630-9185.

GRAIN ELEVATOR MANAGER WANTED by FW COBS, Loreburn, SK. This position is responsible for operating and maintainFARM EMPLOYMENT! We can help find ing the grain handling facility. This posiyou a good employee or find you a good tion will oversee and perform daily operaAg related job. Ag Employ Alberta, email tions such as assuring proper grain or ph. 403-732-4295. storage, operating grain handling and processing equipment (grain cleaning equip., Em ploym entOpportunity hammer mill, weighing, loading, unloadand blending grain for proper loading. L AZY H TRAIL COM PAN Y L TD. ing) The applicant should be self-motivated, W RAN GL ER/GUIDE ready to perform manual labor, works well on their own and is mechanically inclined. W e re qu ire e xpe rie n c e d d e pe n d a b le , Will train the right applicant. Salary negopro fe s s io n a l gu id e s to le a d 5-d a y tiable according to experience. email to b a c kc o u n try ho rs e b a c k pa c ka ge s in to the Ph 1-888-531-4888 S o u th G ho s tre gio n , W e s to fC o c hra n e , AB. ext. 2 or fax resume to 1-866-738-9883. Requ irem en ts : • Gu id es w ill p o s s es s excellen tho rs em a n s hip a n d co m m u n ica tio n s kills , n eces s a ry to p ro vid e b a s ic in s tru ctio n to o u r clien ts . • 3 to 5 yea rs b a ckco u n try gu id in g exp erien ce NEEDED! CARETAKER FOR 2012 Park season at Cabri Regional Park. Caretaker is in m o u n ta in o u s terra in w ill b e req u ired . responsible for maintenance of all park • Cu rren tF irs tAid Certifica te in clu d in g CPR. equipment, garbage disposal, sites, roads, • F a rrier s kills w o u ld b e co n s id ered a n a s s et. grass and all other duties required by Cabri Regional Park Board. Candidate must Pa y a n d Ben efi ts : be mechanically inclined and self-motivatW e offer c om p etitive ra tes ofp a y c om m ensura te ed to work independently. Please email reto q ua lific a tions a nd exp erienc e. sumes to: Som e living a c c om m od a tion is a va ila b le. or call: 306-587-7755. Res u m es to : T he Ra n ch M a n a ger L a zy H T ra il Co . L td . PO Bo x 1840, Co chra n e, Alb erta . T 4C 1B7 T el: 403 851 0074 F a x: 403 392 3630 Seasonal E m a il:ho rs ea n d rid er@ la zyhtra ilco .co m


W e thank you for your applications,how ever only those candidates selected for interview w illbe contacted.

KLATT HARVESTING is now looking for combine and truck drivers for the 2012 US and Cdn. harvest. All applicants must have farm experience, pass dot drug testing and have no criminal record. Class 1 drivers or ability to obtain Class 1 will be given preference but combine and cart operators don’t necessarily need Class 1. Travel the US, an experience you can obtain no other way! Email resume to or fax 403-867-2751, Foremost, AB. Visit our website at: FARM LABOURERS WANTED: Includes room and board, other jobs may include carpentry and construction, will train. 780902-2108, 780-920-7360, Edmonton, AB. 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. EXPERIENCED, LIVE-IN hired hand required on farm SW of Calgary, AB. to help with calving cows during winter months. Individual must be physically fit, be able to work independently as well as evenings/nights. Duties include: Feeding, bedding and calving cows, fencing, etc. Must have valid drivers licence. Mechanical experience an asset. Farm vehicle and housing provided. Email resumes w/references to: or call Darren at 403-860-4726. STAUFFER FARMS LTD. Eckville, AB. A registered Hereford and forage feed production farm, has an employment opening. Applicant must have experience or be young and willing to learn. A clean, neat, small setup, good machinery and facilities. Residence accommodation is on premises, no travel required. Winter feeding, calving, attend some bull sales and shows. Spring work, cultivation, seeding, hay and silage production. Maintenance of premises and equip. essential. Make this a pleasant and happy location. Come take a look, pay us a visit. Fax resume application to 403-346-1427 or

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SALES AGRONOMIST REQUIRED, GJ Chemical Co. Ltd. in Altona MB is looking for a full time Agronomist/salesperson. We are a full service retail dealing in: Seed, seed treatment, seed and pest management chemicals, liquid fertilizers, custom application by air and ground, crop planning, crop scouting, and soil sampling. Duties will include: Crop planning, crop scouting, pest management recommendations; Providing services and products to our customers; Developing relationships with our current and new customers; Day to day operations at retail as needed. Must be willing to learn all aspects of this retail. Experience in agronomy/retail is an asset but we are willing to train and assist an individual that shows interest in making this line of work a career and has some background in agriculture. (ie. farm background or Diploma or Degree in Agriculture). We will provide a competitive salary and benefits. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send resume to: GJ Chemical Co. Ltd, Box 1648, Altona, MB. ROG OBO, Attention Ted.

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS FARM/FEEDLOT WORKERS CALVING HELP Westwood Land & Cattle Ltd. is a large mixed farming and ranching operation located at Moosomin, SK. We are currently seeking aggressive experienced individuals for both seasonal and full-time positions. • applicants must have some equipment and/or livestock experience. • must have valid driver’s licence (Class 1A a definite asset). • must be reliable and willing to work long hours and weekends. • wages based on experience plus benefits. Please submit resume or contact: Kevin Woods • 306-435-7313 (cell); 306-435-4833 (fax)

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT to help operate large cow/calf and backgrounding operation in Southern SK. Applicant must have exp w/cattle, Class 1A license and mechanical skills. 306-520-8161, Regina, SK.

FULL-TIME OPERATOR and Seasonal Maintenance Person. Duties: grading, mowing, road maintenance, equip. repairs and other as assigned. Pension and benefits available. Resumes to include driver’s abstract, previous experience and references. Wage negotiable. Experience preferred but will train. Send resumes to: RM of Wellington No. 97, Box 1390, Weyburn, SK. S4H 3J9. Fax 306-842-5601, Email Deadline: Feb 15, 2012.

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S EAS ON AL S C R AP ER OP ER ATOR 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

WE ARE EXPANDING across AB and SK with our products. We are looking for sales people with good people skills, self motivated, honest and reliable. You will need a pickup, trailer and a tractor for loading and unloading. For more info. call RM OF COLONSAY No. 342 will be accept- 250-690-7431 or cell 250-567-8731, ask ing applications for Seasonal Equipment for Ron or write: Box 117, Fort Fraser, BC Operator. Experience operating grader, V0J 1N0. Email tractor, mower and 1A license would be an asset. Position will start spring 2012. GET PAID UP to $720 or more per week Please submit resume with driver’s ab- for mailing our postcards! Exclusive dealstract by February 3, 2012 to: RM of Co- ership available. Mail to: National Homelonsay, Box 130, Colonsay, SK, S0K 0Z0. workers Assoc., 1450W, 7th Ave., Dept Phone 306-255-2233, fax 306-255-2291, 8954, Eugene, Oregon, 97402. email

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: • • • •

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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 .


SUNTERRA MEATS, TROCHU, AB. is looking for a Maintenance Technician to join their maintenance team at their slaughter facility. Successful candidate needs to be mechanically inclined. Plumbing, electrical and welding experience essential. Preference for journeyman classification. Accommodations may be available, moving allowance provided. Starting wage of $20-$35/hr. depending on experience, group benefits after 3 months. For more info. contact Trish at 403-442-4202 or send resume to:

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

RM OF WAVERLEY #44 EQUIPMENT Operators Required. 1.) Full-time, year round Foreman/Grader Operator, 2.) F/T seasonal Grader Operator. 3.) Full-time seasonal Mower Operator/General Labourer. Approximate start date April 1, 2012. Please submit resumes stating work experience, references and salary expectations by March 7, 2012 to: Box 70 Glentworth, SK. S0H 1V0, or fax to 306-266-2077. For CLEARWATER LAKE Regional Park invites more information call 306-266-4920. applications for a store manager. For inforGRADER OPERATOR WANTED RM of mation on the store contract contact Karen Walpole #92, located in SE Sask. at Sander 306-859-4804 or Barb Pierce Wawota, SK. Applicant must have skills 306-375-2477. Deadline for applications: and experience in maintenance and opera- Feb. 15th, 2012. Submit resumes to: tion of heavy equipment including a grad- Clearwater Regional Park, Box 327, Kyle, er, backhoe, tractor with attached mower. SK, S0L 1T0. 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., W ellEsta blished M u ltilin e installing culverts and signs, etc. Must be Agricu ltu ra lDea lership in Ea st willing to work inconsistent hrs., dictated Cen tra lAlberta IsLo o kin g Fo rAn by weather. Resume should include previous experience, references and salary exHo n est,Aggressive & Am bitio u s pected. Please submit your application to PARTS PERSO N . the RM Office, Box 117, Wawota, SK S0G Agricu ltu ra lBa ckgro u n d a n d 5A0, on or before 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2012. More info 306-739-2545 Co m pu terExperien ce W o u ld Be An Asset. PASTURE MANAGER required for SouthFu ll-Tim e Po sitio n , $15 to $20 per west Sheep Grazing Co-op, Tompkins, SK. Full time employment from April 15 to Ocho u r.Ben efits,(a fter6 m o n th perio d ). tober 15, 2012. Must supply ATV, working Plea se Fo rw a rd Resu m es to M a rc a t dogs, guard dogs. Housing and utilities provided. Self motivated person to tend G ra tto n Co u lee Agri Pa rts Ltd ., 3200 ewes daily. Send application with B o x 4 1,Irm a ,AB T0B 2H 0 o r wage expectations, 3 references to: SSGC, S en d Fa x to 780-75 4 -2333. Box 844, Gull Lake, SK S0N 1A0. Fax: 306-672-3401 or Only successful applicants will be contactG EN ER AL / F AR M L ABO UR ER ed for an interview. Applications must be s u b m i t t e d by F e b 2 1 , 2 0 1 2 . P h o n e For our 4000 a cre Contem pora ry Gra in Fa rm , w e a re look ing for a s elf-m otiva ted 306-672-3695 or 403-654-0132. experienced fa rm la b ourer. BEEKEEPERS AND FARM OPERATORS E xp erien ce in a ll fa rm a ctivities in clu d in g WANTED for 2012 season. 2 positions available. Experience necessary. Wages d rivin g tru cks , tra cto rs a n d u s in g o ther fa rm $12.95/hr. Fax 306-937-2095. Battleford, eq u ip m en ta n a s s et. Other d u ties w o u ld b e m a chin ery a n d b u ild in g m a in ten a n ce w ith SK. Email Stuart at: a s s o cia ted ya rd a n d fa rm w o rk. Y o u m u s tb e a b le to w o rk o n yo u r o w n w ith lim ited Grader Operator/General Labourer s u p ervis io n . W o u ld b e w illin g to tra in . The R uralM unicipality of Longlaketon A va lid Driver’s L icen s e is req u ired . T he N o.219 invites applications for the p o s itio n ca n b e fu ll tim e o r s ea s o n a l position of seasonal (n ego tia b le). 8 ho u r d a y u n les s o therw is e FullTim e G rader O perator/G eneral d icta ted b y s ea s o n o r w ea ther. Labourer for the 2012 season. S o m e w eeken d w o rk is req u ired . W a ges $15-$25/hr d ep en d in g o n exp erien ce The successful applicant m ust hold a n d a b ilities . S en d 3 referen ces . a valid driver’s license and provide a copy w ith your resum e. D uties include S TAN & D ON N A YAS KIW but not lim ited to: G rading, M ow ing, R OC KY P ON D FAR M S LTD . R oad M aintenance, Equipm ent R epairs, Birtle , M a n ito b a installing culverts and signs and (204) 842-5 25 2 o r (204) 7 96-1400 shopw ork.A pplicants should have or be prepared to obtain a Pow er M obile Equipm ent (PM E) course. S ubm it resum es stating experience, expected salary and tw o references to: R M of Longlaketon N 0.219 B ox 100, EarlG rey, Sask.SO G 1J O em ail:rm 219@ by M arch 1, 2012 The R.M. of Manitou Lake No. 442 is accepting applications for a HORSEBACK GUIDES, PACKERS and Backcountry cooks for seasonal employFulltim e Grader ment, Jasper, AB. Call 780-865-4021.


RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF THREE LAKES No. 400 is accepting applications for a Mower Operator/General Laborer for the 2012 season. The duties will include operating a tractor and rotary mower to cut municipal road ditches and general laborer duties related to the operation of the municipality when required. The anticipated term for the position is approximately May 1 to October/Nov. Please submit your resume to: RM of Three Lakes No. 400, PO Box 100, Middle Lake, SK. S0K 2X0. Phone 306-367-2172; Fax 306-367-2011, email LINCOLN GARDENS in Lumsden, SK, is seeking seasonal full time vegetable farm laborers for field work. Must have valid drivers license. Duties include planting, weeding and harvesting vegetable crops. Must be able to work weekends and be physically fit. Wage rate is $9.67/hr. Send resume with references to: PO Box 750 Lumsden SK, S0G 3C0 Attn Wayne Gienow

RM of Rosedale No. 283 is accepting applications for a full time seasonal grader operator and equipment operator with duties to commence spring 2012. Having a Class 1A license would be an asset. Please forward resumes to the undersigned before 4:00 p.m. Mon, Feb. 6, 2012 stating experience, salary expected, include a current driver’s abstract and three references. RM of Rosedale No. 283, Box 150, Hanley, SK S0G 2E0. Fax: 306544-2252 or email: The RM wishes to thank all who applied, however, only those individuals with interview will be contacted. PRETTY HONEY FARM is seeking APIARY WORKER. Wages $11- $13/hr. Experience is an asset. Work starts April 1- Oct. 31. depending on season. Phone Eckhard 204-525-2073, or fax resume 204-525-2074, Minitonas, MB. TEMP. FULL-TIME BEEKEEPER ASSISTANT. Includes heavy lifting, must have valid drivers license. Starting April til October. Email resume or fax 204-966-3566, Eden, MB.

Operator and a SeasonalGrader Operator/Laborer

The successful applicant will: • communicate and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner. • be able to work without constant supervision in a safe and proficient manner. • possess a valid drivers license • preferably possess experience operating equipment, including but not limited to grader, tractor with mower or packers, etc. RM is willing to train the right applicant. Employment to start April 15, weather dependent. Seasonal would continue until October 31, 2012 or later depending on availability and need. Please forward resume including 3 references and wage expectations by Noon February 7th to: R.M. of Manitou Lake No. 442 Box 69 Marsden, SK S0M 1P0 Phone: (306) 826-5215 Fax: (306) 826-5512 Email:

For our 4000 a cre Contem pora ry Gra in Fa rm w ith currentequipm ent, w e a re look ing for a s elf m otiva ted experienced pers on to help run our fa rm . E xp erien ce in a ll fa rm a ctivities in clu d in g s eed in g, s p ra yin g, ha rves tin g, etc is req u ired . M echa n ica l a p titu d e a n d w eld in g s kills co n s id ered a s s ets . Ap p lica n ts s ho u ld ha ve go o d co m m u n ica tio n s kills a n d b e a b le to m a n a ge o n e o r m o re em p lo yees . A va lid Driver’s licen s e is req u ired . 8 hr d a y excep tfo r va ria tio n s d icta ted b y s ea s o n a n d w ea ther. W eeken d s o ffexcep tw hen fa rm w o rk d icta tes o therw is e. Po s itio n ca n b e fu ll o r s ea s o n a l (n ego tia b le). W a ges $20 - $30/hr. W e w o u ld co n s id er, fo r the rightem p lo yee, help in gettin g s ta rted fa rm in g o r a co -fa rm in g a rra n gem en tif yo u ha ve a fa rm . S en d 3 referen ces .

ROYAL WELL SERVICING Ltd., Lloydminster, AB is currently accepting applications for Journeyman or Apprentice Heavy Duty Technicians. Duties will consist of maintaining a fleet of Detroit/Cat powered service rigs and related equipment. Work schedule will consist of 8 to 10 hrs./day w/overtime after 8 hrs, 5 days/wk. Group benefits available from day 1. Above industry average wages to the right individual. Please fax or email resumes to: 780-871-6908 or Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

S TAN & D ON N A YAS KIW R OC KY P ON D FAR M S LTD . Birtle , M a n ito b a (204) 842-5 25 2 o r (204) 7 96-1400

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, CLASS 1 drivers, laborers and mechanics required for construction. Above average wages and benefits. Fax resume to 403-664-3356. East Central Alberta.


MOTOR GRADER/ UTILITIES Operator. The RM of Porcupine #395 is located in N.E. 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:


CLEARWATER LAKE Regional Park invites applications for the following positions: Park Manager and secretary. For information contact Karen Sander 306-859-4804 or Barb Pierce 306-375-2477. Deadline for applications: Feb. 15th, 2012. Submit resumes to: Clearwater Regional Park, Box 327, Kyle, SK, S0L 1T0.

ROYAL WELL SERVICING Ltd., Lloydminster, AB is currently accepting applications for the positions for service rig floor-hands for work in the Lloydminster, SK/AB region. Applicants must possess a minimum of 6 months floor-hand experience, have a valid drivers license and hold First Aid, H2S Alive, Fall Protection, GODI and TDG training certification. Starting wage @$27.00/hr with advancement through training achieved. Scheduled days off and group benefits available from day 1. Please fax or email resumes to 780-871-6908 or Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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Bulldog Vacuum Service Ltd. is an Oilfield company based in Mannville, Alberta since 1996. We are currently looking for experienced Vacuum & Water Truck operators for this up and coming season. Requirements are a minimum Class 3 license with air and a good drivers abstract also oil field tickets necessary. Successful candidates will have lodging supplied and a choice of work in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. We strive for excellence and for that reason, our employees are an important part of our business and we offer top wages and an excellent benefit package. Interested parties please forward a copy of your resume, drivers abstract & oil field tickets to: Email: Fax: 780-763-6472 Phone: 780-763-6473

P . Quin ta in e & Son L td . W e cu rrently ha ve a n opening for a n ind ivid u a lw ith exceptiona l tim e m a na gem ent, orga niza tiona l, a nd m u ltita sking ca pa bilities to w ork a s O ffice M a na ger. R e sponsib ilitie s: • P repa re fin a n cia l sta tem en ts for review b y a ccou n ta n t • Stron g d ecision m a k in g a n d prob lem solvin g sk ills • P rovid e ou tsta n d in g gen era l a d m in istra tive su pport to b oth in tern a l em ployees a n d extern a l cu stom ers • P erform gen era l ph otocopyin g, fa xin g,m a ilin g,file m a in ten a n ce Q u a lifica tions: • A ccou n tin g b a ck grou n d preferred • K n ow led ge oflivestock in d u stry a n a sset • E xcellen t in terperson a l a n d com m u n ica tion sk ills (verb a l a n d w ritten ) • A b ility to opera te sta n d a rd office equ ipm en t W e tha nk a lla pplica nts for their interest, only ca nd id a tes selected for a n interview w illbe conta cted . P le a se subm it your cove r a nd re sum e to: P. Q u inta ine a nd S on L td. Box 29 R.R. #5 Bra ndon, M B R7A 5Y5 Em a il: qu in@ Fa x: 204-729-8744

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A pplica n t m ust ha ve experien ce in a ll a spects of f eed lot opera tion s, m ust ha ve the a b ility to m a ke d ecision s, ha ve stron g w ork ethics a n d lea d ership skills. M ust b e self -m otiva ted , ha ve excellen t com m un ica tion skills, a n d a w illin g n ess to w ork in a tea m a tm osphere. M ustb e relia b le a n d ha ve a positive a ttitud e. W e off er a n excellen t b en ef it pa cka g e, in clud in g RRSP pla n a n d com petitive w a g es; O vertim e a n d Sta tutory holid a ysa re pa id . Con ta ctBa rry a t306-264-3844 Fa x res u m e to 306-264-3206 orem a il to rccf@ you rlin

Fax resum e,drivers abstract to (780)875-2894 or em ROYAL WELL SERVICING Ltd., Lloydminster, AB is currently accepting applications for the positions of Slant Service Rig Drillers and Derrick-hands in the Lloydminster, SK.AB region. Group benefits available from day 1. Above industry average wages w i t h a d va n c e m e n t t h r o u g h t r a i n i n g achieved. Scheduled days off working with new “state of the art” equipment. Please fax or email resumes to 780-871-6908 or Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

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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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LOOKING FOR A challenge? Horse Country and Hearts of the Country are two unique Manitoba magazines that share similar demographics but are unique in their editorial mandates. Publishers are looking for an experienced Advertising Sales Representative. The ideal candidate must have proven experience in print advertising sales; an accurate knowledge of a rural Canadian audience or come from a rural or farming background; database experience, high-speed internet, and a strong desire to match clients and campaigns. Candidates must have good communication skills, be independent, creative, honest, dependable and excited about the potential in both magazines. Commission with advancement opportunities. Forward resumes to Winnipeg area MB 204-372-6121. ROSS AG a JD Dealership is currently looking for an agricultural, lawn and garden Equipment Salesman. Applicants must possess strong computer skills, be energetic, self-motivated and have a clean driving record. Excellent benefit package. Please email resume: Fax 780-837-2085 Attention Roger, or mail PO Box 57, Falher, AB. T0H 1M0. SALES/ SERVICE LEADER. ACE is a leading vegetation management service provider with projects throughout western Canada. The position requires working w/petroleum industry clients. Individuals will have strong interpersonal skills, a sense of humor and be able to communicate effectively. A background in the use of MS Office and vegetation management is an asset. Strong service and sales background is essential. This position will cover Central AB. 2001- 8th Street, Nisku, AB T9E 7Z1. Fax resumes to 1-877-955-9426 or email to

BODYMAN/ PAINTER REQUIRED for truck repair and fabrication shop located in the foothills of central AB. 5 days/week. Steady year round work. Close to hunting, fishing and the mountains. Family owned business where you are not a number. Completive wages depending upon experience. Call 403-638-3934, fax resume to 403-638-3734, Sundre, AB.

L O G G I N G T RU C K D R I VE R p o s i t i o n s available in Invermere BC, located in the Columbia Valley East Kootenays. Class 1 licence required, must be mechanically inclined, experience an asset. Please submit resume with current drivers abstract to or fax 250-342-4466.

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Truck Driver/General Labourer The R uralM unicipality of Longlaketon N o.219 invites applications for the position of seasonal FullTim e Truck D river/G eneral Labourer for the 2012 season. The successful applicant m ust hold a valid 1A driver’s license and provide a copy w ith your resum e. Successful applicants m ay be required to do other w ork and position is not lim ited to truck driving only. A pplicants should have or be prepared to obtain a Pow er M obile Equipm ent (PM E) course. S ubm it resum es stating experience, expected salary and tw o references to: R M of Longlaketon N 0.219 B ox 100, EarlG rey, Sask.SO G 1J O em ail:rm 219@ by M arch 1, 2012 TITAN CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS is looking for part-time and full-time Class 1A Drivers to transport heavy equipment and materials to and from our Craik, SK. site and throughout the province. No phone calls please. Please apply by email/fax: 306-343-7067.

fa cility w o u ld b e a n a s s et. A va lid cla s s 5 d river’s licen s e is req u ired . W o rkin g a t heights m a y b e req u i red fro m tmi e to tim e.

Dis pa tcher(s ) - Previo u s Dis p a tch exp erien ce a n d kn o w led ge o fco m p u ter-b a s ed d i sp a tch s o ftw a re a re a s s ets . La Pra irie W o rks o ffe rs c o m pe titive a n d c o m pre he n s ive w a ge a n d b e n e fits pa c ka ge s . C u rre n tC S TS a n d S ta n d a rd Firs tAid C e rtific a tio n s a re c o n s id e re d a n a s s e t. PL EAS E DIRECT YOUR RES UM E TO: M a n a ger: H.R./S a fety & L o s s Co n tro l L a Pra irie Gro u p o f Co m pa n ies Fa x: 403-76 7-9 9 32 • Em a il: ca reers @ la pra iriegro u m W eb s ite: http://w w w .la pra iriegro u m /

CLASS 1A TRUCK DRIVER with tank truck experience needed for SE Sask., hauling crude oil. Based out of Regina, SK. Clean abstract and resume required. Will train above average individuals. 5 days on, 5 off. Long term positions. Fax resume and abstract to: 306-245-3222, Weyburn, SK.

ROADEX SERVICES LTD. requires immediately: Owner operator 1 tons and 3 tons for our RV division and owner operator semis and drivers for our RV and general freight deck division. To haul throughout North America. Paid twice/month, direct deposit, benefits and company fuel cards. Must be able to cross border w/valid passport and have clean abstract. 1-800-867-6233.

GROWING SOUTHERN AB trucking company urgently requires CLASS 1 DRIVERS. We require 2 yrs. experience in deck work, clean drivers abstract and drug testing. Applicants should be prepared for extended periods away from home, and be able to enter into the US. We offer competitive wages (approx. $56,000 yearly paid on mileage rate), medical/ dental benefits, late model trucks and equipment and a safe, close knit team environment to work in. Please fax resume to 403-945-3613 or email Stew at Lethbridge, AB.

MID NORTH TRANSPORT is currently accepting applications for operators to drive to and from the USA; Also drivers to pull Super B’s, SK and AB. Please fax resume 306-975-0559 or call 306-931-2678, SasCLASS 1 OILFIELD DRIVERS NEEDED. katoon, SK. Home every night - 9 on, 3 off shift, assigned truck, no two week holdback on pay, $85,000+ per year. Bill McColman Oilfield Hauling, Brooks, AB. Phone: Is currently seeking drivers 403-362-6707 or fax: 403-362-7822, for full time and part time positions. email:

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Must have 1A or 3A driver’s license and a good drivers abstract. Excellentw ages and a full benefit package. To apply, call Matt3 06-441-5962 faxr esume 780-875-2586 or email to:

AL’S CUSTOM WORK, looking for leased operators, Super B bulkers, hauling grain, fertilizer. etc. Year round employment in SK, MB and AB. Competitive rates. Phone 306-648-3523, Gravelbourg, SK. or email:

WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Class 3A and 1A drivers, to haul water on drilling rigs. Must have all safety tickets and clean abstract. Experience preferred. Competitive wages. Fax resumes between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM, 306-826-5623, Marsden, SK.

SELECT CLASSIC CARRIERS immediately requires Leased Operators with new model 1 tons and 5 ton straight trucks, REIMER TRUCKING is looking for experi- tractors; Also Company Drivers. Transenced Class 1 truck drivers. Please call: porting RV’s/general freight, USA/Canada. 4 0 3 - 5 4 6 - 4 1 9 0 - o r f a x r e s u m e t o : Clean abstract required. Competitive rates. Fuel surcharge/benefits. 1-800-409-1733. 403-546-2592, Linden, AB.

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Jeffrey Stahl opens the gate to more than 500 pregnant sheep after filling the troughs.

RIGHT: Stahl, left, delivers a second lamb while Robert Walter keeps the mother calm. BELOW: The mother ewe welcomes the second born while its black-faced twin looks ready to play.

Walter carries a newborn to a pen in the sheep barn and helps it learn how to get a drink from its mother.

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Moms in the making | Lambing is a busy time at the Cayley Colony west of Cayley, Alta. | Mike Sturk photos


A new Alberta government program will help the province’s sheep and lamb producers better identify and record movement of their animals. The $300,000 Sheep Radio Frequency Identification Technology Assistance Program will be provided on a cost-shared basis: 70 percent from the province and 30 percent from the applicant to a maximum of $5,000 per sheep operation. The deadline is March 15 and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is intended to improve Alberta’s sheep information and traceability systems to support animal health, public health, food safety and industry marketing initiatives and opportunities. The initiative will help producers purchase radio frequency identification equipment and software. Eligible expenses include costs for hand-held readers, software and software installation and training costs.

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association will use $400,000 in federal funding to develop a new series of Canadian winter-hardy roses. The money will be used to develop rose varieties that can endure and thrive in Canadian winters as well as in northern Europe and Russia. Growers and retailers will benefit directly through expanded export opportunities and increased sales in domestic and foreign markets. New sales will also generate royalty revenue for re-investment in breeding research and the sustained release of new varieties, resulting in a more profitable and sustainable future for the ornamental horticulture sector.

Saskatchewan producers who plan to seed grass this spring may be eligible for funding through the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. Funding on a cost-shared basis up to $30 per acre is available to producers in certain target areas if establishment of permanent cover in waterfowl nesting areas is the goal, the authority says. Grass mixes cannot contain smooth brome, crested wheatgrass, sweet clover, Kentucky bluegrass, timothy or quackgrass. For more information, contact Jennifer Lohmeyer at 306-787-8707. NEW SASK. GRAIN TERMINAL CEO

Jan. 26-29: Organic Agriculture Conference, Guelph University Centre, Guelph, Ont. (519-824-4120, ext. 56205, Farm Leadership Council workshops, 888-569-4566, Jan. 28-30: Leaders in Growth workshop, Lloydminster Feb. 1-9: FLC-CIGI online biodiesel workshop Feb. 7-March 8: FLC online intermediate Managing Risk workshop Feb. 1-2: Manitoba Swine Seminar, Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Winnipeg (Dallas Ballance, 204-475-8585, dallas@, www. Feb. 2: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Policy Conference, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Ottawa (613-236-9997,

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Sask. ag policies foster sector concentration: authors Loss in market power | Sociology professor says government policy fails to reflect social and economic values of farmers and consumers BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A University of Saskatchewan professor says premier Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party government can do more to enshrine “sustainable” and

“socially just” agricultural practices in policy. Darrell McLaughlin said “a public presence in agriculture policies” has been dismantled and concentration through the global food supply chain has been increased in the last gener-

ation, starting with Allan Blakeney’s New Democrats and Grant Devine’s Progressive Conservatives, through successive NDP governments of the 1990s and 2000s and into Wall’s government, beginning in 2007. “We suggested it’s a mistake to dis-

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to appropriate more and more value from the farm community into the future.” Increasing concentration through the agricultural pipeline is coming at the expense of local and organic food promotion, he added. This includes increased concentration in the fuel, fertilizer, meat packing and supermarket industries. “There’s a shift in market power that takes place there as it grows more concentrated,” said McLaughlin, a sociology professor at the U of S’s St. Thomas More College. “It increases the market power of these few players and decreases the market power of farmers and consumers.” McLaughlin’s chapter, “When Elephants No Longer Dance: Constructing Sustainable, Socially Agricultural Policies in Saskatchewan,” is one of 10 areas of concern in the book, where the authors, mostly U of S professors, find a need for new direction. The authors conclude that robust economic times haven’t cured all of Saskatchewan’s ills, focusing on arenas as diverse as urban sprawl and aging population. “In a time of economic boom, which we’re living in, now would be the time to meet these long-term investments in social infrastructure that we’ve been lacking,” said the book’s editor, David McGrane. He said the book, which prescribes policy solutions, is the first of its kind to examine the policies of the Wall government. “What we’ve concluded basically is that Brad Wall’s conservatism isn’t really in your face. It’s not a conservatism that does bold, right wing things,” said McGrane. Overall, the authors are critical of the Saskatchewan Party government’s policies. “Their conservatism really is about being exclusively focused on the economy and ignoring making longterm investments in the important social issues that we’ve identified,” said McGrane. McLaughlin calls for policies that enshrine the values of economic, ecological and social sustainability, ensuring that “cost and benefits get distributed fairly across all the people that have an interest in agriculture and the food system.” That includes policies that allow for an increase in public responsibility. “On that point, we see returning to the Land Bank (dismantled by the Devine government) really easing the burden for transfer of land within families and recognizing that every generation shouldn’t have to mortgage itself and pay absorbent fees to banks just to make a living,” he said.

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Pro-trade position advocated for beef South Korea opens border to beef | Canada could become one of six countries to export more food than it imports STORIES BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

SASKATOON — The re-opening of South Korea to Canadian beef took the spotlight last week, but other markets remain priorities for organizations working to export more meat and earn more money for producers. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Travis Toews said Canada could soon be one of six countries to export more food than it imports. Trade policy must reflect that. “We need to have a very pro-trade position,” he said after speaking at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Symposium last week. Access to the small but valuable European Union market illustrates that point, he said, as does Canada’s ability to join an Asia-Pacific trade agreement. The EU wants “meaningful dairy access” to Canada in exchange for allowing beef. And an earlier application by Canada to join the TransPacific Strategic Economic Partnership, a multi-lateral agreement to liberalize trade within the AsiaPacific region, was denied because Canada wasn’t willing to negotiate supply management, he said. “Our position is that as an agricultural exporting country we need to have a very pro-trade policy and that in this negotiation we need to really put everything on the table to ensure that we can get a great deal for Canadian agriculture,” he later told reporters about EU negotiations. He expects the beef issue to be among the last settled. The TPP agreement, which already includes Australia and the United States, is key for beef producers. access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none

Beef exporters seek a more open trading field as the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Canada Beef continue to improve export access. | JEANNETTE GREAVES PHOTO

Both Canada and Japan have said they want to join. “If Japan joins, Canada has to join from a cattle and beef industry perspective, because we will find ourselves out in the cold as duties come down,” Toews said. CCA and Canada Beef continue to work to gain access to Japan for beef

from animals younger than 30 months. Some have questioned the export agenda as inventory declined over the past few years, but Toews said being solely a domestic supplier would leave producers short by at least $200 per head, which is the value export adds to a steer.

“We will simply find ourselves uncompetitive.” He said there have been issues within the current 20,000-tonne duty-free quota allocation available to Canada in the EU. “European importers were receiving quota allocation and turning around and selling it to importers

who were actually going to bring product in,” he said. “That has really created a de facto duty on Canadian product.” He said the problem may be alleviated when quota expands in 2012 to 45,000 tonnes, but the whole issue points to the value of duty free access.


Review will focus on how well research money is spent Funding increased 30 percent since 2007 | Future priorities, governance models examined in Meyers Norris Penny study SASKATOON — Saskatchewan cattle producers place a high priority on funding research to improve their industry. The provincial government now wants their input on how effectively the money is being spent. Meyers Norris Penny is conducting a review of beef, feed and forage research in Saskatchewan. Agriculture minister Bob Bjornerud told the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Symposium last week that research funding has increased 30 percent since 2007. “I don’t think it hurts every once in

a while to take a good look at how that research is turning out, what’s coming out of it for producers and are we getting a bang for our buck,” he said. Bjornerud announced $3.5 million in funding through the Agriculture Development Fund for 26 livestock and forage projects this year. The University of Saskatchewan will get the lion’s share at $1.65 million. Other recipients are the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, Western Beef Development Centre, Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatchewan Forage Council and Agriculture Canada.

One-third of the money will go to fund beef projects, and Bjornerud said the government money should also leverage private money. He said the review might find that everything is working well, but it might also show that money should be diverted to other projects that better improve producers’ bottom lines. The review will also identify future priorities and create a governance model that allows for greater collaboration among researchers and improved technology transfer to producers.

Producers can participate in an online survey at or submit written comments to MNP. Bjornerud said he would like the review completed by fall. Meanwhile, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association passed a resolution at its semi-annual meeting last week calling on the federal and provincial governments to increase funding for beef related research. Ryan Beierbach of Whitewood noted that Saskatchewan producers have shown their commitment by last year voting to increase the

amount they direct to the Beef Cattle Research Council from 10 to 20 cents of each national check-off dollar. He said an increase in government funds might help field-scale work be done sooner. Past SSGA president Brian Weedon of Swift Current said producers and the industry have been essentially in survival mode since BSE was discovered in Canada in 2003, but research is critical to the future. “We play a pivotal role in identifying what are the new priorities,” he told the meeting. access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none




Denver bull champion part Ontario owned Polled Herefords | Major win will help at April sale BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

Jen Ward leads her grand champion Polled Hereford at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Bred by Ned and Jen Ward of Sheridan Wyoming, the bull is owned in partnership with River Valley Polled Herefords of Newburg, Ont., and is named NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTO

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Newburg, Ont., had their personal best showing with a two-year-old named NJWÂ 73S M326 Trust 100W ET. The Emburys bought an interest in the bull when it was a calf at the Denver show. For the Ward family, it is part of a friendly relationship they have shared with Canadians since they started their operation 28 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Canadians have been friends to us and we have bought a lot of Canadian bulls and brought them down,â&#x20AC;? Ned Ward said after the Jan. 12 show. Buyers from British Columbia bought the two high selling bulls from their ranch sale last year. Wyoming was hit with a drought eight years ago that lasted five years. The Wards were not well prepared and had to import hay from Canada through connections they had made in the purebred business. The dollar was around 75 cents so it was economical. Moisture levels were good last year and they have already had enough fall rain and snow to set them up for another decent year. The Denver stock show is the only event the family attends, and this was their first major win. They run more than 400 purebred and commercial cows and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough help to enter more shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come to us at a better time because we are having our bull sale April 11,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The purebred business has been very good to us.â&#x20AC;? Their winning bull retires after this show and will go back to the breeding pasture. Ned and Jen were raised on Hereford operations and carried on the tradition after they married. While their commercial herd includes some Red Angus cattle, they were never interested in switching to a new breed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jen said we better do one thing right before we tr y to do many things. Our love is Hereford cows,â&#x20AC;? he said. The winning bull was the result of an embryo transplant and the Wards didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t start getting it ready for the show until late in the fall after the breeding season. They also own four full sisters to this bull that they feel are producing equally good calves. They have four generations of the bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family on their ranch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His mom is a super producer and his sisters are doing a great job,â&#x20AC;? Ward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With his history, his daughters and sons will do well, too.â&#x20AC;? While winning a major award like this is good promotion, Ward is not sure they will see an increased demand at their bull sale this year, even though commercial prices hit record levels in 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard life and there is a lot of other ways to make more money,â&#x20AC;? he said. Canadians were also showing cattle with respectable results. Harvie Ranching of Olds, Alta., won the champion yearling bull banner at the polled section of the show.





Johne’s disease diagnostic challenge makes control difficult ANIMAL HEALTH



ohne’s disease is considered by some to primarily affect dairy cattle. While the disease is not as common in beef cattle, it can still represent a significant problem in herds that are dealing with the infection. Johne’s disease was first described in 1826 and is a bacterial infection that results in a syndrome of chronic diarrhea that leads eventually to weight loss, wasting and death. It is primarily seen in mature cows. The bacterium that causes the disease is referred to as Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) and the disease is sometimes also known as Paratuberculosis. A U.S. Department of Agriculture survey revealed that more than 90 percent of beef producers were either unaware of Johne’s disease or recognized the disease only by name. The MAP bacterium has a thick waxy cell wall that makes the bacteria resistant in the environment. It can survive in soil or feces for more than a year, and transmission occurs primarily when animals ingest infected manure or milk. The bacteria are also secreted in milk and colostrum from infected cows. Transmission is age dependent, with older animals requiring a much higher exposure to the bacteria to become infected. Most animals are infected as young calves at less than six months of age, but this is a slow progressive disease and clinical symptoms may not appear until animals are four to five years old. By then, the infected animals are already shedding the organism into the environment.

purebred producers wanting to sell breeding stock. As well, production losses are associated with lighter calf weights and earlier culling of infected cows. Some studies show a potential link between the MAP bacterium that causes Johne’s disease in cattle and Crohns disease in people. While the association is still debated, the potential for a public health link is also an impor tant reason why Johne’s disease should be recognized and controlled in both the dairy and beef industries. The largest challenge in dealing with this disease is that none of our current diagnostic tests can effectively identify cows with infections

before the onset of clinical signs. There are blood tests and fecal culture techniques, but neither does an ideal job of identifying the early infections with the MAP bacteria. This lack of good diagnostic tools, combined with the organism’s ability to survive in the environment, makes the disease challenging to control. The first step for producers who suspect they have Johne’s disease in their herds is to confirm the diagnosis, which can be done by a veterinarian. The two goals of a control program would include minimizing the exposure of susceptible calves to the feces of infected cattle and reducing the environmental contamination by

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sure to beef calves. Producers who don’t have Johne’s disease in their herds should make every effort to remain uninfected. Replacement animals should be bought from herds without a history of clinical Johne’s disease, if possible. Avoiding the use of colostrum from a dairy herd is another key biosecurity principle. Because the risk of Johne’s disease is higher in dairy animals, also avoid introducing dairy cattle or dairycross animals into your beef breeding herd. John Campbell is head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.


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Symptoms of disease The infection causes a gradual thickening of the intestines, making animals less able to absorb nutrients. The primary clinical sign is weight loss and chronic watery diarrhea. The affected animals often remain bright and alert and continue to eat, despite continuing to gradually lose weight. Clinical symptoms often initially occur shortly after calving. The disease is much more common in dairy herds. Estimates in the Canadian population suggest that the percentage of dairy herds with positive cows is 37 to 58 percent. About two to seven percent of dairy cows are estimated to be infected with Johne’s disease. The disease has primarily been studied in dairy cows, but a study sponsored by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association helped shed light on the prevalence of the disease in the Canadian beef cow population. It sampled cows from across Canada in 2003 and found only 4.5 percent of herds with positive cows and only 0.8 percent of cows positive. Although the prevalence is much lower in cow-calf herds, the disease can still present a significant economic challenge, particularly for

eliminating animals that shed MAP. The first goal is largely achieved by many of the same methods that are used to minimize calf scours: maintaining separate wintering areas for cows before and after calving; keeping cows spread out on the calving grounds; using clean bedding in the calving area and minimizing fecal exposure to calves. The second component involves using current diagnostic tests to identify infected cattle and potentially cull them. The value of test and cull programs in dairy herds has been debated for years but they are probably still a useful component of attempting to control this disease, given the difficulty in limiting expo-

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Surge in swamp fever sparks call for blood tests, fly control Infected horses can spread the disease to other animals BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Veterinarians and industry officials are urging horse owners to test their animals after a dramatic spike in equine infectious anemia, or swamp fever, in 2011. Wendy Wilkins, disease surveillance technician at Saskatchewan Agriculture, said more than 100 horses tested positive last year in the province out of 180 across Canada. That compares to four Saskatchewan cases in 2009 and none in the five previous years. Positive tests were also confirmed in British Columbia and Alberta. Almost all the cases are in the northern parts of each province. The disease has circulated at low levels in the horse population since the 1800s, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It has been a reportable disease since 1971, which was the same year a national control program was implemented.

Under the program, horse owners voluntarily have their animal’s blood tested by CFIA-accredited veterinarians. Wilkins said owners appear to have become complacent in the last 10 years. Wet conditions in the past two years also contributed to the problem because they provided the perfect habitat for the deer and horse flies that spread the disease. The disease is introduced when a fly bites an infected horse and then moves to another, transferring the virus. Infectious anemia presents similar symptoms to many other diseases, including fever, depression, decreased stamina and fatigue. “Rapid weight loss is probably the main thing,” Wilkins said. Some horses with acute symptoms will die. Others can recover and display symptoms on and off for years. However, they will always be infected with the virus. Horses that do test positive must either be euthanized or kept in peraccess=subscriber section=livestock,none,none

A dramatic increase in cases of swamp fever last year has the industry on high alert. These animals were spotted playing recently near Cayley, Alta. | MIKE STURK PHOTO manent quarantine. Wilkins said that’s more complicated than simply keeping a horse in a distant pasture. “The issue is there is no cure for it,” Wilkins said. “And they are capable of spreading it to other horses for the rest of their lives.” Fly control is vital. The United States requires horses

entering the country for equine events be tested, and Canada has the same requirement for horses coming north. Wilkins said many domestic shows used to require testing, but that dropped off and there are no regulations in place to force the practice. “The EIA control program has

always been an industry led initiative,” she said. The CFIA and industry reviewed the program in 2011 and Equine Canada recently said it was going to be redesigned. It will urge the industry to push for more testing. “There is concern that the disease continues to exist in populations that are rarely tested,” said the news release. “CFIA is asking the industry to become more involved in encouraging Canada-wide testing.” Further consultation will take place to fine-tune the process. Wilkins said horses that don’t leave the country may never be tested. A new horse brought into a herd may bring the disease and spread it. “At least one of the (infected) herds in Saskatchewan and two others in Canada are large herds and half of (the horses) are positive,” she said. Wilkins said there is no reason to cancel equine events. Testing and fly control will go a long way toward minimizing outbreaks in the future. For more information, visit www. or


Traceability gives Canada an advantage in export markets, says U.S. meat exporter BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

DENVER, Colo. — The head of

international trade for one of the world’s largest meat processing companies predicts Japan might relax its age requirements on cattle

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the age limit for beef from cattle younger than 21 months to less than 30 months. Public hearings and studies are underway that could make it possible to find more age appropriate cattle for that market, he told the recent International Livestock Congress in Denver. However, Canadian exporters are encouraged to continue building the maple leaf brand rather than waiting for a change in age rules. “Canada Beef is focused on marketing and promotions and brand building in the Japan market value chain through to consumers. As for changes to the regulations, it is not for us to expend energy,” agency president Rob Meijer wrote in an e-mail. “The existing rules do create some challenges, but together with our market partners we have been able to manage.” Even if Japan agrees to accept older cattle, it will continue to demand its suppliers provide age and source verification. “The Japanese want traceability within the whole context of all products coming into the countr y,” Gustafson said. That gives Canada an advantage with its mandatory traceability system, he added, even though it is not perfect. He also said the United States will never get a beef agreement with China without full traceability. Canada has an agreement in place, but no exports have been made. Gustafson questions why trading partners ask for traceability. “In all the countries that I deal with and all the people I discuss this with, I don’t think anybody can define traceability and I don’t think they can tell you why they want traceability and I don’t think they know what



traceability is,” he said. He argued that beef buyers do not need the ability to trace an animal back to the farm because it may not been there for a year or more. However, the U.S. cannot be the only hold out in the world, he added. “We should have an identification system and it should be part of our animal health system,” he said. Even without full traceability, the U.S. has had a stellar export year because its grading system defines quality and age attributes. “The one thing we have an advantage over any other competing country … is we produce the highest quality grain fed beef in the world.” Worldwide acceptance of U.S. beef was gained with little government support, Gustafson said. “We don’t really put a strong priority or emphasis on export markets. Because of that, some of our systems and policies have moved away from international policies,” he said. “I don’t think there is one agency in Washington that has trade in their file,” he said. “We are at a disadvantage to a lot of countries.” The U.S. Meat Export Federation predicted that beef export values from last year should eclipse the $5 billion mark for the first time when the final figures from December become available. The January-November export total was 1.179 million tonnes, up 22 percent from 2010.

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Made in Canada pricing needed to counter currency swings Revenue parity sought with Midwest | Cost of production, adequate returns not possible for many producers under current pricing system BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

BANFF, Alta. — Alberta Pork continues to push for a domestic hog pricing formula so farmers and packers share profits more equitably. Alberta hogs are priced according to a complex mathematical formula calculating Midwest U.S. spot prices, carcass weights and currency differences. This is used because all of Canada’s live hog exports and about one-third of its pork are shipped to the United States. “We’ve got to develop a different pricing system that can take into consideration the dramatic fluctuations in currency either way,” said Jim Haggins during the Banff Pork Seminar, held Jan. 17-20. “If we had revenue parity with Midwest U.S. producers and received the same gross dollars per pig produced for the same sized pig, we would have a good chance at maintaining profitability,” he said. A profitable industry could also restore its old infrastructure and encourage new facilities to be built, he said. Farmers could also start to repay debt that has accumulated in the last five years because of significant market volatility. Alberta developed a hog price insurance program to help reduce the complexity of the markets and offer an Alberta risk management program. However, producers need to use it if it is to work effectively. Alberta Pork hopes to offer more education programs on risk management programs, said Haggins. A study released late last year confirmed Alberta prices are the lowest on the continent and made recommendations to improve the industry. The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency, working with consultants Serco Management and Informa Economics, examined the state of the industry and also looked at various pricing formulas. Alberta has only one major packing plant. Olymel in Red Deer operates at 50 percent capacity in a relatively high cost environment related to utilities, labour and distance to market. Producers can ship to other plants or export to other provinces, which doesn’t help Olymel stay competitive. Alberta’s Western Hog Exchange procures hogs for Olymel, and the report said its role should be evaluated so that it could offer a wider range of services to producers such as contracts. Maple Leaf in Lethbridge offers forward contracts, but Olymel does not. While the study said it may be difficult to devise a made in Canada formula, it also said producers and packers need to come to a better arrangement. “It is our opinion that both sides need to seriously reconsider the current status, as it simply is not sustainable in the long run,” said the report. “Any future adjustments need to start with elements that will increase trust and opportunities for the producers, while providing long-term commitment for access to hogs for the processors.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none section=livestock,none,none

Under the current system, many producers find the prices they receive do not cover their cost of production or provide an adequate return, said the study. As well, the primary U.S. price that is used for establishing Canadian prices is not representative because 95 percent of American hogs are marketed through contracts or are packer owned. About five to seven percent are sold on the cash market. Developing a Canadian system is also a challenge because each province uses different mechanisms and

formulas. It is difficult to compare net producer hog prices between provinces because of the different means by which price premiums and discounts are calculated and applied. The study suggested various pricing schemes: • a cost of production based price • refined formula prices off the U.S. market • formula prices that link to both U.S. and Asian export pricing • formula prices that incorporate some element of pork product valuation not currently captured

• formula prices directly off Canadian wholesale pork prices. Alberta is the only province that marketed fewer hogs in 2010 than it did in 2000. It is selling 10 percent fewer. Alberta slaughter at provincially inspected plants is about 100,000 per year. In total, when combined with federally inspected plants, the province processes 2.62 million per year. Canada slaughtered more than 21.1 million hogs in 2010. Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined figures reported more than five

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Survey shows farming optimism Looking up | FCC survey shows 80 percent of farmers think they’ll be better off within five years

Strong U.S. quarterly bank profits and good eurozone bond auctions lifted investor spirits. The Bank of Canada kept interest rates steady. For the week, the Toronto Stock Exchange composite rose 1.35 percent. The Dow rose 2.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up two percent and the Nasdaq was up 2.8 percent. Cdn. exchanges in $Cdn. U.S. exchanges in $U.S.




NAME Canadian agricultural producers are optimistic about their future, with many looking to expand, according to the results of a Farm Credit Canada survey released last week. The survey, conducted last fall, found that 80 percent of respondents expect their farm or business will be better off in five years. That’s up four percent from last year. A similar number of producers, 77 percent, say they are better off today than five years ago, up 10 percent from 2010. Only nine percent nationally expect their business to be worse off five years from now. Survey numbers dipped in 2008 and 2009 during the global recession but have risen to this year’s record high. Optimism was among the reasons cited for the crown corporation’s $1.6 billion increase in loans outstanding in 2011. More telling is the 70 percent of producers who said they would recommend a career in primary production to a friend, said Jean-Philippe Gervais, senior agriculture economist with FCC. “We are sort of starting slowly to change the perceptions of this industry,” he said. “For people to talk in a positive away about it is what we need. Optimism is what we need to bring in the investment dollars, bring in the labour that we need, and so on.” Fifty-eight percent of respondents expect to expand or diversify their operations, while 27 percent plan on making no changes and 15 percent plan to reduce the size of their operations. The apparent goodwill is the result of low interest rates and positive receipts for crops and livestock, he said, com-


A new credit insurance program is the first of its kind for Canadian producers, providing a service previously available only to large grain companies, says the group behind Market Power Assurance. The program, which is a partnership between Farmers of North America, Atradius Credit Insurance NV and Pangaea Global Risk Management, hopes to attract producers looking for security when selling their products. Producers may risk not getting paid


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bined with strong land values. “It doesn’t mean that producers don’t see any challenges ahead,” said Gervais. An increasing global demand for food, driven by new and emerging markets, has benefited farmers, but analysts at recent Crop Production Week meetings in Saskatoon were

predicting lower prices for some commodities, including canola. “If something is to happen that would cut down that food demand, because of financial crisis, because the European debt crisis is worsening or whatever, I think they realize that crop prices could come back down a little bit,” said Gervais.

Survey results were high across all provinces and industry sectors, with Saskatchewan at 82 percent and the dairy industry at 84 percent leading each category. Pollsters talked to 4,500 producers, according to an FCC media release. The margin of error is plus or minus one percent, 19 times out of 20.


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when selling to a new buyer. Program participants are protected against non-payment and are given access to a pre-screened buyer pool. For producers who typically sell domestically or into the United States, the program could also provide impetus to explore other options. The option could particularly appeal to western Canadian farmers who will be marketing their durum, wheat and barley once the Canadian Wheat Board loses its single desk, but FNA-Strategic Agriculture Institute chief executive officer Bob Friesen said it’s open to all Canadian farmers

across Canada, whether it be grain, oilseeds or livestock. “This is attractive to all farmers simply for what it allows a farmer to do. It allows a farmer a lot of flexibility to decide where they want to sell their product,” he said. “It allows a farmer to independently sell the product without going through a large broker, a large grain company.” He said the cost is inexpensive. “It will typically depend on the credit worthiness of the buyer,” he said. “But in all cases, it should be below one percent of the value of the contract.”

One half a percent on a $1 million sale would total $5,000. “Protection against non-payment is we believe a huge strength. But it’s also a huge strength that farmers don’t have to sell their production under duress because they need money,” he said, referring to a second component of the program that allows a producer to borrow against a product before it’s sold. “Even though the grain is still in their bin, they can go to the bank and say, ‘I’ve got the credit insurance,’ and the banks typically will then lend up to at least 90 per cent of that deferred delivery contract,” he said. access=subscriber section=ag_finance,none,none

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SSGA appoints board The Saskatchewan Seed Growers Association has a new board of directors. The 2012 board consists of returning president Les Trowell from Saltcoats, vice-president Laurie Wakefield from Maidstone, pastpresident Lyndon Olson from Archerwill, national directors Bob Rugg from Elstow and Joe Rennick from Milestone, and directors Perry Dangstorp, Allen Altwasser, Cathy Fedoruk and Roy Klym.


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he recent slump in the economy prompted many of us to look for alternatives to traditional investments. One option used by many was investing in private Canadian corporations. Perhaps a friend or family member needed capital to start a business. You might now want to know what to do if the money has been lost. When an investment in a private Canadian corporation goes bust, the loss created is not always treated the same for tax as a loss from an investment in stocks or shares of public companies. Losses in private corporations, referred to as business investment losses, can be considered a capital loss for tax, which means half of the loss can be used to reduce any capital gains you realize. These business investment losses may also potentially be used against other types of income and not just capital gains. Capital losses can be used only to reduce capital gains, and as such, the loss incurred cannot be used to reduce your income from farming, employment or investment income earned in the form of interest or dividends. Capital losses can be saved and used in a future year when there is an appropriate income stream, but it could take several years before the loss could be used, depending on the frequency of your investments and the current economic environment. However, special tax rules make access=subscriber section=ag_finance,none,none

losses realized on investments in private Canadian corporations deductible against any income source. For tax, this type of loss is referred to as an allowable business investment loss (ABIL), which means you can use the loss to reduce farming and employment income earned during the year. Depending on your level of income, this could mean significant tax savings, but a few requirements must be met. An ABIL can arise only on limited types of property. The investment must either be a balance due from a small business corporation or an investment in shares of a small business corporation. The government defines this type of corporation as a Canadian controlled private corporation of which all or substantially all (90 percent) of the fair market value of its assets are used in an active business carried on primarily (50 percent) in Canada. The realization of a Business Investment Loss does affect some tax accounts. The lifetime capital gains deduction, which is the $750,000 reduction in capital gains realized on the sale of qualifying farmland, is reduced by the value of the business investment loss realized. If you have already used your $750,000 capital gains deduction, the business investment losses are disallowed. However, the amount that is disallowed is not lost but simply converted to an ordinary capital loss. Claiming an ABIL may be the best option if you have loaned money to or bought shares in a small business that has ceased operation. The Canada Revenue Agency often requests further information on such claims. Colin Miller is a chartered accountant and senior manager in KPMG’s tax practice in Lethbridge. Contact:



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Viterra posts record returns BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canada’s largest grain handling company has reported record financial results for the 2011 fiscal year and increased its annual dividend to shareholders by 50 percent to 15 cents per share per year. Viterra president Mayo Schmidt said earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization rose 36 percent to $702 million for the fiscal year that ended Oct 31, 2011. Per share earnings rose 82 percent to 71 cents. The company posted record returns despite fourth quarter net earnings of $9 million, down from $53 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Schmidt said fourth quarter results were affected by lower operating earnings, higher income taxes and non-recurring one-time costs, including those associated with asset disposal losses. Schmidt said profit margins from Canadian grain handling operations will continue to increase due to expanded market share, improved efficiencies at country elevator and port facilities and higher tariff rates for handling commercial grain.





Schmidt said the company’s assets in South Australia also continue to perform well due to increased volumes and grain handling efficiencies. The company controls 95 percent of the grain handling capacity in South Australia and is expecting to handle as much as 6.8 million tonnes of the state’s estimated 7.9 million tonne crop in 2012. Viterra is continuing to improve its position in key production regions including the Black Sea area. In Western Canada, the recent acquisition of Imperial Oil’s rural fuel distribution network will strengthen the company’s position. Viterra also sees an opportunity to increase fertilizer sales by adding new bulk distribution facilities in Western Canada, Schmidt said. Despite sluggish fertilizer sales in the United States and Europe, Canadian fertilizer sales were brisk in the fourth quarter. “Canadian farmers are still very bullish and are certainly looking to continue investing in their crops,” said Doug Wonnacott, chief operating officer of the agri-products segment. The company will pay a semi-annual dividend of 7.5 cents per share next month. They will be paid Feb. 22 to shareholders of record on Jan. 30. access=subscriber section=ag_finance,none,none





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Australia embraces GM technology: farmer Manitoba Ag Days | Although one farmer says Australia supports GM, Greenpeace says consumers will never accept GM wheat BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Australian grain producer Bill Crabtree is convinced that the vast majority of farmers in his country support the concept of genetically modified wheat. Crabtree, who spoke at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon last week, said it’s likely Australian farmers are more supportive of GM technology than Canadian farmers. “It would be 90 percent of (Australian) farmers now that would be very supportive of the technology,” said Crabtree, who is also known as NoTill Bill for his advocacy of zero tillage practices in Australia. “Australian farmers are keen on GM wheat now. Possibly more so than (Canadians).” Only 30 percent of farmers in his country backed GM crops as little as eight years ago, said Crabtree, who started farming four years ago after working many years as an agricultural researcher and consultant in his home state of Western Australia. GM crops have made inroads across Australia since then, but regulations vary from state to state. Queensland never restricted growing GM crops while Tasmania and

Australian farmers are keen on GM wheat now. Possibly more so than (Canadians). BILL CRABTREE AUSTRALIA GRAIN PRODUCER

South Australia still prohibit their cultivation. New South Wales and Victoria have permitted GM canola since 2008 and Western Australia since 2010. GM cotton is grown throughout the country. Paula Fitzgerald, general manager of industry development for Grain Growers, Australia’s largest grain industry organization, said the country’s farmers do want GM wheat. “I’m not aware of growers being formally polled on this topic, but certainly, as you engage with farmers across the country you see strong support,” she said. “This support is partially due to the significant GM wheat R & D underway in Australia. Farmers are keen to see the outcomes of this research.” The research made headlines in Australia and throughout the globe

last summer when Greenpeace activists destroyed GM wheat plots near Canberra on a farm owned and managed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency. Fitzgerald said the destruction may have backfired because the public and scientific community expressed sympathy for CSIRO and antipathy towards Greenpeace. In addition, a growing number of Australians are starting to comprehend the positive aspects of GM technology. “Consumers have shown strong support, in surveys, for GM crops modified to be more water efficient/ drought tolerant,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m not suggesting all consumers are in favour of GM crops … but I think there is a growing recognition

of the outcomes/benefits these new plant varieties can deliver.” Jim Peacock, Australia’s former chief scientist and former president of the Australian Academy of Science, concurred that public support for GM crops is increasing. However, he cautioned that consumers in Australia remain divided on the issue and there are a “few vociferous activist groups that oppose” the technology. Opposition A spokesperson for one of those groups questions whether most Australian farmers do want to grow GM wheat. Eric Darier, a Canadian who is assisting his Australian Greenpeace colleagues in their fight against GM crops, also doubts Australian consumers will ever accept GM wheat. As far as he knows, Australian farmers have never been polled about GM wheat, which means claims of 90 percent support is merely anecdotal. As well, a 2011 report from Grain Growers that evaluated market interest in GM wheat concluded that it “is still widely regarded as not acceptable for the foreseeable future,” but didn’t identify a percentage of buyers that reject GM technology.

Greenpeace calculated that 80 percent of Australia’s wheat buyers, both domestic and foreign, aren’t ready to buy GM wheat. “These buyers account for $3.3 billion worth of Australia’s wheat market value in 2010,” said Darier. The Grain Growers report said global consumers may not be ready for GM wheat immediately, but regions such as the Middle East and Southeast Asia may be willing to accept GM wheat in a few years. For Crabtree, the perception that consumers don’t want GM wheat is a false notion. “That’s not true. The marketplace doesn’t want it? Well, you don’t know that. No one knows that. It’s never been tried.” He said part of the problem is that Canadian farmers are too passive when it comes to GM technology. Canadian producers tend to lay back and groan that misinformed consumers don’t want GM food. Instead, Canadians should become vocal champions of the technology, he said. “I think Canadian farmers are often too polite…. ,” he said. “They need to be talking at the kindergarten and at the school…. They need to be saying, ‘look, this is our livelihood.’ ”


Barley sector failing to grow markets for lower quality malt BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

The Canadian barley industry has been missing out on a lucrative overseas market for medium-grade malting barley that could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually to prairie growers. That is one of the key findings in a soon-to-be-released study aimed at identifying new markets and boosting returns for the Canadian barley industry. The complete study will be released next month at the Western Barley Growers Association’s annual general meeting in Calgary. Association president Brian Otto said there is considerable demand for discount priced, mid-quality malting barley among maltsters and brewers in China and other Asian countries. Canada has traditionally supplied overseas markets with high-quality barley that is best suited to premium, high-end markets. By offering different grades of malt barley to overseas buyers, the Canadian industry could significantly increase exports and extract more value from crops that would otherwise be sold as domestic feed. Otto said the industry is also anticipating increased exports of Canadian barley into overseas feed markets now that private industry players have an opportunity to service that segment of the market. “What we found is that there are some markets for barley out there that we haven’t been accessing … access=subscriber section=news,markets,no section=news,markets,none


Malt plants like Rahr Malting Canada at Alix, Alta., could expand exports by offering different grades to overseas buyers. | FILE PHOTO and one of them would be what we’d call a mid-range barley market … where it’s not quite malt quality but its better than feed,” Otto said. “There’s quite a large market out there, in fact there’s a huge market out there, for that mid-range barley and we have not been accessing that market very well.” Other opportunities include selling barley into the small but growing craft brewery market in North America and expanding exports of feed barley. Otto said overseas demand for Canadian feed barley was demonstrated in 2007 when barley was temporarily removed from the Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk. In that period, private industry exported roughly 800,000 tonnes of feed barley to foreign buyers. The wheat board also exported feed barley, but Otto believes volumes

will increase significantly in an open market environment. Accessing foreign feed markets is an important consideration for the industry because barley is facing increased competition from wheatand corn-based dried distillers grain, an abundant byproduct of the North American ethanol industry. “Instead of being trapped in a domestic fed market, we will be looking at opportunities in export fed markets as well and that is a growing market that we know we can compete in.” The barley study, which received government and industry funding, was initiated in response to growing concerns about dwindling barley acreage in Canada. Canadian acreage has dropped from a high of more than 12 million acres in 2002 to a low of six or seven million acres.

“Certainly, the barley industry has been struggling,” Otto said. “The purpose … was to study the barley industry and to try to understand why we’re losing so many acres to other crops.” John DePape, one of three consultants who helped co-ordinate the study, told delegates at a recent grain industry conference that demand for medium quality malting barley is particularly strong in China. China is easily the world’s largest brewer of beer, and domestic beer sales in that country are expected to increase significantly over the next few years. DePape said many Chinese brewers are inclined to use a lower value ma l t i n t h e i r b re w i n g p ro c e s s because it allows them to sell discount priced beer that is more affordable to low income earners. Australia is the main supplier for this market. The Australian industry has been supplying barley known as “fair average quality,” which meets lower visual standards and often has protein levels of 12 percent or higher. “The thing about malt barley is all you really need is germination,” said DePape. “All the other things are nice to have and good if you want to make

high quality beer, (but China’s) quality specs are different than what we have always (offered).” He said Australia has nearly exclusive access to lower quality malting barley markets in China and other Asian countries. “They’re doing a great job of clearing their market and by that I mean they’re moving everything,” he said. “Their carryouts … tend to be much smaller than ours.” Otto said gaining access to medium grade barley market could significantly affect Canadian acreage. One of the knocks against growing barley is the significant financial risk that is borne by farmers when malting barley samples are rejected and the crop is sold as feed. Otto said Canadian growers will continue to produce top quality barley and exporters will continue to supply premium barley to high-end brewers. However, the ability to generate additional revenue from medium grade crops will reduce the financial risk associated with planting barley and could mark the beginning of a resurgence in barley acres. Otto acknowledged that Australia, by virtue of its location, will always have a significant advantage over Canada in serving Asian markets. Despite that, Canada should be able to gain a larger share of the region’s business. “Our malting barley market right now is around two million tonnes a year,” he said. “I firmly believe … that we can grow that market by a million tonnes at least.”





Soaring Ontario farmland prices worry appraiser Price per acre almost doubles | A rise in interest rates and drop in commodity prices could put land buyers in the red BY JEFFREY CARTER ONTARIO FARMER

DRESDEN, Ont. — Ontario farmland values have reached record levels, more than $12,000 per acre in many instances, and while that’s good news for sellers there are concerns. Mark Wales, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, said there’s already a considerable amount of debt among the province’s farmers. He remembers, all too well, the farm crisis of the 1980s. “What if prices come down for our

commodities and what if interest rates go up? Farmers need to do some forward-looking, cash-flow analysis.” Ryan Parker, an agricultural land appraiser with Valco Consultants Inc. of London, Ont., said interest rates are not expected to increase appreciably until 2013 or 2014. Still, if the prime rate were to increase to just four percent, farmers could expect to pay six to seven percent for their money, he said. Parker is the author of a study that looked at nine counties in southwestern Ontario, an area comprising


45 percent some of the most productive agricultural real estate in Canada. In two locations, North Lambton and North Kent, the median purchase price in 2011 increased by about 45 percent over the 2010 level. North Lambton prices in 2011

ranged from less than $5,000 to more than $10,000. In North Kent, they ranged from $5,000 to more than $11,000. The study is intended as a measure of bare agricultural land prices. Nontillable acres were pulled from the data. Properties with high value homes and/or significant agricultural facilities were excluded. Some of the highest prices are being paid in Oxford County, especially in an area north of Woodstock. There are highly productive loam soils in the area and Parker said the dairy industry is having an influence.

Dairy farmers need a sufficient land base to meet the rules for spreading manure and since they’re unable to sink dollars into more quota, some are buying land. The top price paid for bare ground in Oxford over the past two years was more than $14,000 per acre. Parker credited low interest rates as prime driver behind the higher land prices, along with higher commodity prices and greater profitability over the past couple years. Looking forward, his company expects to see less land for sale, which could send prices up further. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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PIONEERING NUCLEAR MEDICINE Saskatchewan is known as the home of medicare, but its role in pioneering the use of radiation to treat cancer isn’t as well known. | Page 84




Forge strong relationships by volunteering

Conference energizes new leaders

Mutual benefits | Agricultural societies work well with 4-H groups in many areas

Annual event chock-full of new ideas, say attendees


EDMONTON — 4-H leaders are urged to build strong working relationships with their local agricultural societies. “We encourage you to volunteer to help out with ag society events,” Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies chief executive officer Tim Carson told the annual National 4-H Leadership Conference, which was held Jan. 12-15 in Edmonton. “It will open the door for the ag society to in turn look at how they can be a benefit to your club. That of course is not a guarantee, as in the mix of all this is the personalities that sit on each board and the leaders of the clubs, but the ‘you scratch my back, I scratch yours’ theory goes a long way.” Carson said Alberta has the most agricultural societies in Canada, at 259. “One of the things you have to The ‘you scratch realize about ag societies is that my back, I scratch there are no two alike. It is kind yours’ theory goes a o f l i k e t r y i n g t o h e rd c at s because they are always chang- long way. ing to meet the needs of their TIM CARSON community and going in differ- ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF ent directions,” he said. AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES “Each year they have to do more with the same amount of funding, as the amount of funding has not increased to ag societies for the past 15 years. They are often responsible for the cost of running facilities such as community halls, skating and curling rinks and those costs have all sky-rocketed. So they have had to look for ways for them to meet their financial commitments.” Some 4-H leaders at the meeting said they have already established good working relationships with their local agricultural society. “The Vermilion Agriculture Society has always been very supportive of 4-H. We are able to use the barns for our sheep and for our achievement day for free and in turn we have volunteered our time to do things for them during the fair,” said Deanna Krys of the Vermilion 4-H Sheep Club. “The Vermilion Ag Society has always worked very strongly with the 4-H clubs, and being here and listening to other clubs, it is just good to know we are moving along the right line. There are a lot of clubs that make use of the facilities at the ag society fairgrounds and the clubs do give back. I think that makes a big difference when we go to them and request to use their facility. They are happy to help us out because they know we will help them out.” Carson also said 4-H clubs can access funding through agricultural societies “Years ago, many clubs would apply for funding and get 100 percent of what they asked for, but as more clubs became aware, more applications have come in. It is not common to get 100 percent anymore, but at least you can try to get some funding.”

Alberta 4-H Premier Award recipient Amanda Hughes of Calmar, Alta., talks about her experiences in being a 4-H member and demonstrates how she was taught to ride a horse with her back straight. Hughes spoke during the National 4-H Leadership Conference, which took place in Edmonton Jan. 12-15.

EDMONTON — The annual National 4-H Leadership conference is about learning, energizing, networking and building stronger 4-H clubs, said conference organizer Colleen Prefontaine. As a veteran 4-H leader and supporter, Prefontaine said she always comes away from the conference energized and with new ideas. “Each year there are such neat speakers and there is always something interesting,” she said. “You get so motivated and energized coming here. For me, it is also neat to see all the people I see every year.… There are 100 new leaders here this year so you also get to meet new people. Just networking with the other leaders, you get new ideas and motivated. You get ideas on things like how to handle parents and how to encourage them to get involved but not take over their child’s project.” St a c e y Woy w i t k a, 2 0 , o f B o n Accord, Alta., is one of the new leaders attending the conference. As a first-time assistant leader with Bon Accord Multi 4-H Club, she helps members with their diaries and record books and finds judges for events such as public speaking. “This is my first leader’s conference and I am learning lots of great things as a leader. I have gone to the session on record keeping and I have also learned about the importance of humour within 4-H. I have been meeting a lot of people and so have been networking and will take home contacts that I can always turn to if I ever need help,” said Woywitka. “I am super excited to also be presenting a session on judging from a kid’s perspective and what leaders should be doing as adults to foster a love of judging. I have judged for a long time and I am excited to do the presentation with my judging coach.” Yvonne Yaremico, who has been the conference planner for the past 10 years, said the biggest change each year comes in working with a new planning committee. “Each committee comes with different ideas of how to present the conference to the rest of the leaders. It is very regionally based and what they think is important,” said Yaremico. “You can’t remain stagnant and not up with the times because the way members communicate has changed.” Prefontaine said it’s important to encourage new leaders to attend the conference. “It is like a fishing line that you throw out. You try to get them in here once because usually once they are here they are hooked and they want to come back.” access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none





From Ponteix to the rest of the world Operation has evolved | Tough years led to business savvy and cattle breeding success for Davidsons BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

PONTEIX, Sask. — In one way, Vernon and Eileen Davidson didn’t go far. The successful Gelbvieh breeders live just kilometres from where they grew up south of Ponteix, Sask. They married young, at 18, and moved to their existing home 35 years ago. But in other ways they have moved light years. Their ranch has evolved from a farming and small commercial cattle operation of 50 head to a purebred business of 250 cows that reaches worldwide. Earlier this month, the Davidsons were again in Denver, Colo., at the National Western Stock Show showcasing their cattle. They have attended 23 of the last 24 shows and experienced their greatest success last year when DVE Davidson Romance 116W, a yearling bull, was named reserve national champion. In 2009, another yearling, Powerhouse 13U, was voted the top young Gelbvieh in the Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity at Denver. This year, they showed the reserve junior bull, Jumpstart 44X. Their success at Canadian shows such as Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition has been well noted. They also support their local Swift Current show at Frontier Days. Their home is full of banners that prove decisions made in the 1980s were the right ones. Beef stabilization was in place then, and they bought some feeder steers under the program. “I noticed the Gelbvieh influence outsmoked everything in the pen,” said Vern. They bought their first purebred cow in 1985. Then, drought struck. “We didn’t even breed her,” Eileen said. They kept the cow and a dozen heifers but turned briefly to sheep that spring. Although that drought-influenced decision made them money, it was the only sheep breeding season at their farm. “Raising cattle was much more appealing,” Eileen said. They now breed 250 cows each year and cull back to 210. Calving begins in February. They seed enough land to grow feed. “A lot of the farmland that we bought we seeded back down,” Vern said. The Davidson ranch is located in a part of the province many believe should never have been farmed in the first place. Drought is a neverending concern and the family has struggled through two significant events: 1986-87 and 2003-09. The last drought coincided with the discovery of BSE in Canada and forced them to reduce their numbers to struggle through. “It probably made us better businesspeople,” Eileen said. Vern agreed, saying they had to get inventive with feed supplies during the drought to keep rations balanced. He remembers taking just 16 bales of

greenfeed off a half-section of drought-stunted crop. “We were never to the point we didn’t have pasture,” he said. “We never had to run to the max. But we bought a lot of feed.” He also said luck played a big part in their survival. “A little faith didn’t hurt, either,” Eileen added. Both were vocal in speaking out for area producers as part of the loosely knit Southwest Drought Committee that lobbied for assistance during the mid-2000s. The lobby was at least par tly responsible for the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program the provincial government introduced in 2008. The Davidsons were set up with good drinking water for themselves, thanks to wells, but getting water to cattle, particularly during a drought, was another proposition. The FRWIP program helped producers and communities develop wells and pipelines. Tapping into the Gravelbourg aquifer at the north end of their land, the Davidsons were able to install four kilometres of pipeline in 2008, and the same amount again the following year. Water bowls are located throughout their pastures. They also left their old wells on line as a precautionary measure. The water system was a necessity, said Eileen. It adds value to their property and ensures viability. However, others in the area weren’t able to take advantage of the program. “A lot of people were right out of

ABOVE: Vern and Eileen Davidson, brave a wintery day at Davidson Gelbvieh near Ponteix, Sask. RIGHT: Eileen works the sales ring at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina with Davidson Justadoll 26Y. | KAREN BRIERE PHOTOS

money,” said Vern. The drought was one reason for that. BSE was another. The Davidsons weathered the storm by not borrowing money against their cows and keeping their cow herd young. They have always used that strategy, and Vern said the average age of their cows is just 4.2 years. Eileen said the bulls go out May 1, are pulled in July and the cows are pregnancy checked in September. “Anything open goes to town,” she said. Vern said their goal is to produce quality, reputable cattle that people want. Years of selection have helped

them accomplish this, and the couple was determined not to let BSE derail those plans. “We run a pretty high standard program,” he said. “We’re not out to sell just one high priced bull.” The Davidsons will host their 23rd annual bull sale in March, in conjunction with L onesome Dove Ranch, which is operated by their son, Ross, and his wife, Tara. The two ranches host an open house and heifer sale in July. Davidson Gelbvieh genetics can be found worldwide, thanks to embryo sales. Mexican buyers arrived at the March bull sale two years ago and took four animals home.

The couple has also participated in a Farmfair mission to Mexico as part of a breed improvement program in that country, and has travelled Canada and the world to judge cattle. They did all this while raising daughter Carla, and sons Glen, Ross and Tyler, and volunteering with 4-H, their breed association and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association. “I don’t know how we actually did that,” Vern said with a laugh. They now enjoy six grandchildren. They are also still enjoying their lifestyle and chosen business. “We believe in what we’re doing,” Eileen said.




Medical invention a legacy Cobalt machine | The betatron, dubbed The Bomb, zaps cancerous tumours BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

ABOVE: Sylvia Fedoruk, a graduate student in physics, moves the rotating head of the Cobalt-60 unit into position over a patient in 1951. | PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN ARCHIVES, HAROLD E. JOHNS COLLECTION

RIGHT: Dr. Harold Johns, U of S Department of Physics, left, John MacKay, Acme Machine and Electric Company, and Dr. Sandy Watson, director of cancer services with the Saskatchewan Cancer Commission, examine the original treatment cone on the unit. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. SYLVIA FEDORUK

Harold Johns and Allan Blair dropped in unannounced one day in 1946 to visit Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas. They had a proposal. Johns, a physicist at the University of Saskatchewan who supervised radium and X-ray therapy equipment, and Blair, director of Saskatchewan Cancer Services, were pioneering new radiation therapies. They needed permission to buy a betatron, a high-energy accelerator used to produce gamma rays. Douglas, later hailed as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;father of medicare,â&#x20AC;? immediately gave the project his OK. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Douglas) never contacted a soul,â&#x20AC;? said Stuart Houston, author of Steps on the Road to Medicare. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contact his treasurer. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take consultation with radiation physicists or expert therapists anywhere in the world. He just trusted these two guys implicitly and so they got a tremendous head start.â&#x20AC;? What followed was a chain of events fostering medical innovations that remain among the greatest research legacies in the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. After being a leader in tuberculosis access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

New Markets, New Opportunities You are invited to an Open Market Information Town Hall Session Farmers in western Canada now have the option to forward contract their wheat and barley to either the Canadian Wheat Board or another buyer of their choice for delivery after Aug. 1, 2012.

treatment and establishing the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first cancer control agency, Saskatchewan health care officials were now making inroads in nuclear medicine. The betatron was installed at the U of S by 1948 and, after several months of calibrations, was being used in cancer therapy. Johnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work in the field continued, this time developing a cancer therapy using the radioactive material cobalt-60. Among his team of graduate students was future Saskatchewan lieutenant-governor Sylvia Fedoruk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was certainly an exciting time for us,â&#x20AC;? recalled Fedoruk, who assisted with the calibration of the machine, determining the proper doses of the material that patients would receive. Rounding out the group was Saskatoon machinist John MacKay, owner of the Acme Machine and Electric Co., who helped build the unit that would be dubbed The Cancer Bomb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;MacKay was one of these instrument makers who could fix anything,â&#x20AC;? said Houston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A farmer would come in with a broken down combine and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;well, this guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the middle of harvest. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to help him,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d delay the development of the cobalt (machine) for an hour.â&#x20AC;? From MacKayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shop came a sophisticated piece of medical equipment capable of â&#x20AC;&#x153;bombingâ&#x20AC;? tumours deep within the body and widening the scope of cancer treatment.

The original unit is now part of a permanent exhibit at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a really interesting example of Saskatchewan innovation that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something we normally think of,â&#x20AC;? said WDM executive director Joan Champ. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a health-care innovation. We know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re first in medicare, but this technology is something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lesser-known story thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had a massive impact worldwide.â&#x20AC;? The machine was used in November 1951 to treat its first patient: a 43-year-old mother of four with cervical cancer. She would live another 47 years after treatment. The original machine would treat more than 6,700 patients before it was replaced with newer technology in 1972. Fedoruk said she was unaware of the influence her work might have while the machine was designed and calibrated. That changed once the machine was used and the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work was published. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of a sudden this was a pretty important thing that was happening in our world as students.â&#x20AC;? By the 1960s, cobalt-60 machines were being used for radiation therapy worldwide. They still remain in use in some developing countries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having the right people in the right place at the right time in Saskatchewan of all the remote, godforsaken places â&#x20AC;&#x201D; relatively speaking in the scientific world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was a bed of good fortune,â&#x20AC;? said Houston.

This open marketing environment presents new opportunities and new challenges. Find out how these changes will affect you at an Open Market Information Town Hall Session. Topics include: s2ISKMANAGEMENT s#ONTRACTING


Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 Civic Centre Rosetown, SK

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 Kerry Vickar Centre (Theatre Room) Melfort, SK

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 Civic Centre Watrous, SK

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall Yorkton, SK

Each session will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch provided. There is no charge to attend; however, we ask that you register at least four days in advance to help with meal arrangements. For more information and to pre-register, contact your local Saskatchewan Agriculture OfďŹ ce or call 1-866-457-2377. 01/12-18009A-08A

The Cancer Bomb exhibit is on display at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon. | DAN YATES PHOTO





Creamy dollop turns delicious into dreamy TEAM RESOURCES

BETTY ANN DEOBALD, BSHEc Dear TEAM Resources: In the past six months, I have experienced problems with whipping cream. I have trouble getting it to whip into firm whipped cream. On occasion, when it appeared to whip properly, it turned soupy after sitting in the refrigerator for an hour. Do you know if there has been a change in the production of whipping cream that would explain these problems? — E. L. Speers, Saskatchewan Dear E.L. I have had similar experiences in that my whipped cream has lost its volume and turned into liquid. Just before Christmas, I happened to notice in the dairy section a container of whipping cream labeled Old Fashioned Whipping Cream with a milk fat content of 36 percent. That particular brand has a 33 percent milk fat content in their regular whipping cream, which was what I had been using. Both the Alberta and Saskatchewan milk regulations define whipping cream as fluid milk that contains not less than 32 percent milk fat (M.F.) or butter fat (B.F.), which are the same thing. The science behind whipped cream is that beating the cream incorporates air into the liquid. The fat surrounds the liquid and air bubbles, thus the higher the milk fat the more fat to trap the air. The colder the milk fat the firmer the whipped cream will be. Thus, the higher the percentage of milk fat in the whipping cream, and the colder the cream and utensils, the easier the cream will whip. Before whipping, store the cream in the coldest part of the refrigerator, which is not the door. Some suggest putting the beaters and bowl in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or freezer for 20 minutes before whipping the cream. A cold stainless steel bowl works best and if the kitchen is hot, place the bowl in a bowl of ice to keep it cool. Stabilizers Stabilizers can be added to the whipped cream to help maintain the whipped volume. Common stabilizers are softened gelatin, a melted marshmallow, cornstarch, icing sugar or a purchased whipped cream stabilizer product. The disadvantage of using the gelatin or a melted marshmallow is that heat is required to dissolve the gelatin or melt the marshmallow. They can be cooled before adding to the whipped cream but there is a fine line between cooling them too much and causing lumps to form in the whipped cream and access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

Chocolate flavoured whipped cream adds extra flavour to hot chocolate or coffee. Freeze dollops of extra whipped cream on foil for a quick topping for beverages or desserts. Once frozen, store in a sealed plastic container and use within two months. | BETTY ANN DEOBALD PHOTO warming the cream up too much and causing the milk fat to soften and lose the air that had been incorporated. As well, the percentage of milk fat to liquid is further lowered if the water that is used to soften the gelatin is added to lower milk fat whipping cream. To stabilize with a marshmallow, heat the marshmallow in a microwave for about five seconds. Add to the whipped cream and whip until stiff peaks are formed. If using cornstarch, add one tablespoon (15 mL) for every cup (250 mL) of cream. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the whipped cream after soft peaks have formed. I like to use sifted icing sugar rather than granulated sugar when making whipped cream. The icing sugar has cornstarch in it and icing sugar dissolves into the cream without forming sugar granules. Dr. Oetker’s WhipIt is a starch product that will hold whipped cream stable for several hours. I used it this Christmas for a whipped cream fruit salad. The cream stayed stable for several days, and a quick stir incorporated any liquid back into the cream. Salvaging over-whipped cream Be careful not to overbeat the cream past the stiff peak stage because it will bec o m e l u m py and turn into butter.

Add one to two tablespoons (15-30 mL) more whipping cream to the over-whipped cream and gently whisk it in. Do not use a mixer to beat in extra cream or it will continue to separate.

WHIPPED CREAM WITH GELATIN STABILIZER Whipped cream makes a wonderful special occasion topping for cakes, desserts and drinks. 1 tbsp. cold water 15 mL 1 tsp. unflavoured gelatin 5 mL 1 c. cold whipping 250 mL cream with at least 35 % milk fat 3 tbsp. icing sugar, sifted 45 mL 1 tsp. vanilla 5 mL

Place beaters and deep, narrow mixing bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes or into the refrigerator for two hours to chill. Place the water in a heat resistant container, sprinkle over gelatin and let sit until gelatin absorbs water and stir. Place container into a container of hot water and stir gelatin until dissolved. Cool so that it is warm to the touch. Place the cold whipping cream into the cold mixing bowl. Begin beating the whipped cream at a slow speed to prevent spattering until bubbles form. Increase the speed gradually to medium and beat until soft peaks form. Sprinkle icing sugar over the whipped cream, slowly beat to incorporate, pour dissolved gelatin and vanilla over the cream and beat slowly until the desired stage is reached. This may take only seconds. At the medium peaks stage, the cream will retain the marks of the whip and hold a soft peak that droops slightly. Soft to medium peaked cream is used to fold into other mixtures. A stiff peak cream will form distinct mounds that hold their shape and are used for garnishes and toppings. Store whipped cream covered in the refrigerator until serving. Use within two to four hours. Yield: one cup (250 mL) of whipping cream will produce two cups (500 mL) of whipped cream.

FLAVOURED WHIPPED CREAM Flavoured whipped cream can be used to top beverages or baked items. Add the flavouring, sugar and cornstarch after the cream has formed soft peaks. The cream will not whip to maximum volume if it is added before the cream starts to whip. 1 c. whipping cream 250 mL 1–2 tbsp. icing sugar, 15–30 mL sifted 1 tbsp corn starch 15 mL Add one of the following flavourings: 1/4 tsp. almond extract 1 mL 1/2–1 tsp. vanilla extract 2–5 mL 1 tsp. flavoured liqueur, 5 mL brandy or rum 1–2 tsp. lemon or 5 – 10 mL orange zest Coffee flavoured 1–2 tsp. instant coffee 5–10 mL 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5 mL Espresso 3 tbsp. brown sugar 45 mL 1 tsp. espresso powder 5 mL 1 tsp. vanilla extracts 5 mL Chocolate 2 tbsp. cocoa, sifted 30 mL 1 tsp. vanilla extracts 5 mL cinnamon Sprinkle on top of whipped cream when serving. Betty Ann Deobald is a home economist from Rosetown, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. Contact:






No need to worry about X-ray radiation risk

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How much radiation are you getting when you have a routine bone density scan to see if you have osteoporosis? I have just had my teeth X-rayed at the dentists and am worried I will get too much radiation in a short time.


Bone density scanning is known as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. These special X-rays are usually taken of the lower spine and the hips. A radiography technician then takes measurements and makes calculations using your age and height. This test is usually performed routinely once you reach menopause or sooner if you have suffered from a fracture. Women, because they tend to have thinner and lighter bones, are more prone to developing osteoporosis than men. Asian women are particularly vulnerable because of their often slight build. Certain drugs may make you more


350 millirems FROM NATURAL SOURCES vulnerable. Prolonged use of corticosteroids, high dosage thyroid medications and anti-epileptics such as Dilantin may lead to bone loss. There is no need to worry about radiation risks because only tiny amounts are involved. To give you some idea, I had a test done recently and the radiographer did not wear protective clothing or leave the room when the machine was turned on.

She said she performed about 14 of these tests a day and wasn’t worried. A Rem is a unit of radiation and it takes 1,000 millirems to make one of them. A typical dental X-ray gives you two to three millirems and a bone density scan is about the same. You are exposed to about 10 millirems a year if you live in a brick or stone house. Radiation at low levels is naturally present in the environment and poses no threat to human health. An average person is exposed to about 350 millirems a year from natural sources. Clare Rowson is a retired medical doctor in Belleville, Ont. Contact: access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none




My husband and I fight a lot. At times it is so bad that one or both of us will sulk for two or three days before we make up and get on with our lives. I know that we are never going to leave each other, and I have no doubt that he loves me as dearly as I love him, but I would like the arguing to stop. What can we do?


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Before we discuss your fights, step outside your back door and look around at all that you can see. We live in the most amazing land. Could you ever argue against the beauty of the prairie just about any time of the year? Could you dispute the strength and brute force of a thunderstorm or a winter’s blizzard? Would you dare to argue against the tranquility of an evening’s sunset, or a morning at dawn’s breaking, calming all before its very presence? Yet, countless numbers of our friends wandering through the prairie landscape are so entrenched in psychological stress, interpersonal woes or fears that they do not see the grandeur around them. The same is true for marriage. Relationships get caught in the jinx of who is in control, of he said, she said, historic and personal grievances and disappointments. They forget to dwell on the magic of one person loving and being loved by one another. You and your husband disagree and argue when you forget why you chose to be married.  You are going to have your differences. You and your husband were raised in different homes with different value structures. Your differences could at times lead you into disagreements but they do not have to lead into heated arguments. When you engage in the heat of the moment you are trying to erase personal differences by changing a person so that they are the same as you. That is not a good idea.  The next time either of you are pouting, take a break and try to remember, early in your relationship, when you were dating and when you got excited about being together, thinking about each other and getting to know one to the other. That does not need to stop. Your husband will always have some mystery about him that is there for you to discover, just as you have thoughts and feelings that you have not opened to him. There is more for each of you to learn about the other person. In good marriages you are always learning about each other. That is what makes it exciting. The more you can focus on that excitement, the less likely it is that you will let your disagreements explode into devastating and hurtful spats. access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none or 1 888-283-6847 or contact your Bayer CropScience representative. Always read and follow label directions. InVigor® and Liberty® are registered trademarks of Bayer. Bayer CropScience is a member of CropLife Canada.

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THIS WEEK’S TEMPERATURE FORECAST Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 (averages are in °C)



THIS WEEK’S PRECIPITATION FORECAST Jan. 26 - Feb. 1 (averages are in mm)

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

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2.1 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.5

30.6 23.0 17.8 7.0 9.2 29.6 36.6 21.3

54 37 28 12 14 44 57 33

-32.1 -36.5 -23.2 -20.4 -34.4

12.8 12.5 2.7 2.0 13.7

92.3 83.3 32.1 27.8 118.4

67 111 41 25 77

BRITISH COLUMBIA Cranbrook Fort St. John Kamloops Kelowna Prince George

2.8 -9.4 5.9 3.0 1.3

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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