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Grain drying turned upside down Use fans only at night | Throw what you thought you knew about drying grain out the window BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

MELVILLE, Sask. — Farmers can dry their binned grain more quickly by running aeration fans only at night, new research has found. That contradicts decades-old wisdom that suggested fans should run continuously until grain is dry.

In fact, that practice can actually damage grain by heating it and adding water to the kernels, said Ron Palmer, a retired University of Regina professor, who is best known for developing auto steering. About 18 months ago, Palmer began looking at data gathered in 2007 in Saskatchewan at the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation.


The information recorded bin temperature and relative humidity hourly, but it had never been analyzed. “It shocked the hell out of me,” Palmer told farmers gathered at an IHARF seminar. “This is too weird to make up.” The combination of temperature, relative humidity and grain moisture are all at play, but Palmer said it comes down to the basic idea that

drying is occurring if more moisture is leaving the bin than entering. “By using a black box approach, we don’t really care about all the complications that are going on inside that bin,” he said. “The only thing we’re concerned about overall is are we taking water out of that bin or not.” access=subscriber section=news,crops,none



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New funding from the Saskatchewan government will be channeled directly into wheat research with the hope of spurring greater public-private partnerships. Premier Brad Wall announced at Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Wheat Summit in Saskatoon last week that the government will distribute $10 million over five years. The move is a “no brainer,” said Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan president Norm Hall. “Anything that will improve the bottom line of farmers is definitely a good thing.” The funds will be added to the agriculture ministry’s Agriculture Development Fund and will be available to researchers and private companies proposing work that will lead to new wheat varieties and improvements in yields, quality and disease and weather tolerance. Annual research funding for wheat hovers at the $20 million level in Canada, summit attendees were told, which lags far behind investment in other crops both within Canada and abroad. Speakers said a significant investment of more than $80 million is required to remain competitive with countries like Australia. Wheat yields are growing at less than one percent, they said, which is good for current investment levels but not enough to keep up with projected international demand. Projections have shown Canadian

Sask. premier Brad Wall said the funding will go to develop new wheat varieties and improvements in yields and tolerances. | FILE PHOTO


» PHOSPHORUS: Flooding, and » BIOFUEL CRITICISM: A new » » Curtis Pozniak says the funding will improve innovation. | FILE PHOTO production needs to grow by 35 percent over the next decade to maintain current market share. “What we have shown is that consistently with the investment dollars that we have, we’ve been able to improve yields,” said Curtis Pozniak of the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. “So it’s not difficult to imagine that with more investment, more time, more innovation, that we’ll be able to push the envelope even further.” It’s hoped that this funding will attract interest from the private sector and boost innovation in wheat, an important crop for the province. It maintains a pivotal role in crop rotations but has seen smaller investment, and fewer innovations, than agribusiness favourites such as canola or pulses. “We’ve seen the success with other crops in this province as research and focus has been applied from governments, the private sector and producers,” said Wall, referring to new varieties and the expansion of acres experienced by those commodities over the last 40 years. “It’s a strength for our province. We want to build the next economy, the innovation economy, on the strengths of what we do well today.… We’re very good at agriculture. So we’re going to partner with companies and producers and really focus on wheat to be a part of the solution in terms of worldwide food security.” Gerrid Gust, chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said status quo funding isn’t an option. access=subscriber section=news,crops,none


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Sask. vet vows to fight ‘unfair treatment’ Disciplined for distributing steroids | Vet says treatment to chuck wagon horses was proper BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

At night, the air is cooler and drier, so more grain drying takes place. |



Grain drying practices turned upside down The temperature determines how much water the air can hold; relative humidity is how much moisture is in the air. For example, at 27 C the air can hold 4.3 kilograms of water; at 50 percent relative humidity it is holding 2.15 kg of water. Palmer said these numbers are well established in psychrometric charts. But cold air has less capacity to hold water. So a higher relative humidity, say on a cool night, actually can mean less water in the air than during the hot day. Farmers are not doing themselves any favours by turning on the dryer during a hot day, thinking they are taking advantage of the heat, Palmer said. “Turns out it’s backwards,” he said. The moisture carried in that hot air collides with the cold grain and is released into the grain. At night, the air is both cooler and drier so more grain drying takes place. Even on a hot, humid summer night, the amount of water in the air is actually small, Palmer said. When he plotted temperature and grain moisture on a chart, he found the first day of continuous drying removes the most water. But after that, drying during the day is only delaying the process. In one example, a fan was turned on in the afternoon and began taking out about 77 kg of water per hour, according to the psychrometric charts. The rate declined to 23 kg and then, after 20 hours of continuous drying, water started going back into the grain. His charts show a curve flowing up and down over days of drying. “We’re putting water back in by continuous drying. Pounds and

pounds of it,” Palmer said. Eventually, the grain does dry, but it takes a long time. In another example, a fan turned on at 1:30 p.m. removed 446 kg of water by 9 a.m. the next day. Over the next five days, net removal was 386 kg. “We actually removed more water in the first cycle than we did running it four or five days,” Palmer said. He advised farmers to run their fans only at night and said supplemental heating is not good. Chad Skinner, who farms north of Indian Head and is on the IHARF board, volunteered to try the new method. He measured average moisture in his bins, left one bin on continuous

Skinner also said that only about half of his on-farm storage is aerated. A three-day time saving could allow him to rotate other grain in and out of those bins for drying. He said the biggest challenge was psychological. “When you take 20 percent moisture grain and put it in a bin at harvest time and it’s 35 degrees outside and you’re not turning that fan on, it’s pretty hard to get over that first initial shock,” he said. “But we didn’t have any issues in any of the grain we pulled out.” Skinner said he turned the fan off in the morning when he checked the bins and turned it back on at night when he brought the last load

We’re putting water back in by continuous drying. Pounds and pounds of it. RON PALMER RETIRED PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

drying and used the night-only method on several others. He tried the system with wheat and lentils at about 18 percent moisture. He dried the wheat down to 13.6 percent and the lentils to 14 percent. “On average, on a 5,000 bushel bin, we probably dried the wheat three days faster than running continuously,” Skinner said. He figured he saved 100 hours of time on his 7.5 horsepower fan, at about 50 cents an hour, for per bin cost savings of about $50. “If you take that over, say, 20 bins, it adds up ,and over a number of years it will add up, not to mention the wear and tear on your equipment,” he said.

in from the field. “I don’t think it’s going to be very hard to convince people to switch to this way,” he said. Palmer is fine-tuning a scientific paper on his research for peer review, but he urged farmers to jump on this research now. “I was really surprised at how much water we were putting back into the bin,” he said. “We were not only wasting electricity. We were actually doing damage putting water back into the bin and heating the grain back up. That’s not a good situation.” FOR MORE ON DRYING, SEE KEVIN HURSH’S COLUMN ON PAGE 11


A Saskatchewan veterinarian who was disciplined for distributing anabolic steroids to chuck wagon horse owners says he will continue to fight what he feels is unfair treatment from the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Ed LaBrash, who operates LaBrash Veterinary Services in Meadow Lake, Sask., admitted to the charge during an SVMA discipline committee hearing in September. Details of the case are outlined in the committee’s report acquired by The Western Producer. A summary of the report will be made public in an upcoming SVMA newsletter. As outlined in the document, the charge stems from an inspection of LaBrash’s practice in November 2009 by an SVMA-assigned inspector who identified deficiencies in LaBrash’s record keeping. At the hearing, LaBrash admitted to failing to create proper medical records and dispensing narcotic and/or controlled substances without evidence of having first performed a physical examination of individual animals or groups of animals, which contravenes SVMA bylaws. The inspector had also noted other “minor deficiencies.” LaBrash was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000, as well as the costs of the proceedings, totaling $30,000. The decision bans him from buying, administering, dispensing or selling anabolic steroids for three years. “The clients have stood up behind me,” LaBrash said in an interview, referring to a subsequent community-driven petition and fundraiser. “They’ve basically paid the legal fees and the fines up to this point.” Area resident George Million is among his supporters. “We like the work he does. That’s it in a nutshell for us,” said Million. “We want to keep him. We feel the vet board is trying to make it impossible for him to work.” The report notes that at the hearing, “Dr. LaBrash’s lawyer indicated his client felt singled out unfairly, and that he did not receive full and sufficient disclosure.” LaBrash said those issues, which he called a lack of transparency on the part of the SVMA, will motivate his future actions. “There are follow-up challenges that are coming, that have been over the last couple of weeks and will be over the next few months regarding their conduct in this case,” he said in an interview. LaBrash was previously reprimanded by the SVMA in 2002 for dispensing prescription drugs

without the establishment of a valid veterinary client-patient relationship. As a self-regulated profession, the SVMA has the authority to enforce its own bylaws under the Veterinarians Act of Saskatchewan. T h e i s s u e w a s h e a rd by t h e SVMA’s discipline committee but prosecuted by its professional conduct committee. The SVMA, Food and Drug Act and Regulations and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act all require written drug logs, medical records and evidence of a physical examination. “LaBrash could only provide a list of chuck wagon clients to whom it appeared he was dispensing anabolic steroids and narcotics in large quantities without examination of the animals and with no written record,” said the report. The report attributes Nicholas Stooshinoff, legal counsel for the SVMA’s professional conduct committee, as saying that these sales of anabolic steroids were for performance enhancement and not therapeutic purposes, which “had the potential for being a major societal concern.” In his defence, as summarized in the report, LaBrash argued the substances were administered and not dispensed. “Dr. LaBrash explained that he deals with a large number of chuck wagon clients and that it is common practice to use anabolic steroids for performance enhancement in their horses,” it reads. “He sees these horses regularly by the trailer load because he performs hundreds of teeth floats and various other procedures every year. He felt that constituted a veterinary client-patient relationship. Dr. LaBrash was not of the mindset that such use of anabolic steroids was wrong.” The report notes that, at a later inspection, “deficiencies found in the initial clinic inspection have been remedied.” Still, as par t of the penalty, LaBrash must submit to unannounced inspections of his clinic and submit to the SVMA all records pertaining to narcotic and controlled substances for three years. “We’re not saying in this manner that when we take someone through discipline that they’re a bad person or that they are a criminal or whatever,” said SVMA registrar Sandra Stephens. “What we’re saying is that what they did did not comply with the standards that we hold our members to and that not complying, we as a profession consider that there was potential for the public to be harmed.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none




Pesticide bans: the Ontario experience ‘Fight it like the dickens,’ advises Ontario farm official



When bans become banes Manitoba considers cosmetic pesticide ban | Producers say legislation will have unintended effects STORIES BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU


he president of Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers is almost always calm, composed and collected when he discusses agricultural issues facing his province. But there was a hint of irritation in Doug Chorney’s voice last week when he answered questions about the Manitoba government’s plan to ban cosmetic pesticides in the province. In short, Chorney said a ban is “nonsense” and the province is pursuing the policy only because politically connected environmentalists have pressured the government to take action on the file. “I think there’s been some very successful lobbying done by activists who don’t really have any science to back up what they’re saying,” he said. In early February, conservation minister Gord Mackintosh said the province will follow the lead of other Canadian jurisdictions that have banned the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The government will initiate public consultations this spring and will likely pass legislation creating the ban in 2013. “Manitoba is one of less than a handful (of provinces) that haven’t modernized their regulations around cosmetic, nonessential pesticides,” he said. “We’re going to carefully look at (other

provinces) in the consultation process … (to develop) Manitoba’s approach on this.” Mackintosh said the decision to ban pesticides applied to lawns and gardens is grounded in sound science because evidence suggests these insecticides and herbicides are a threat to human health. According to a note prepared by a government spokesperson, the province came to that conclusion after reviewing recommendations and studies by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Canadian College of Family Physicians. As well, the Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development, which provides policy advice to the provincial government, determined that lawn and garden pesticides raise the risk of cancer and increase the risk of ground water and surface water contamination. Chorney said in a statement that the Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency tests all pesticides to ensure they meet health and safety standards, which means the province is simply banning pesticides for “political reasons.” The impact on farming He said a cosmetic ban doesn’t restrict use of pesticides on agricultural land but it will affect Manitoba farmers in two ways: • It may have unintended and negative consequences for producers who farm close to urban areas, said Chorney, who farms north of Winni-

peg near East Selkirk, Man. “Me, as an example, I’m growing pedigree timothy grass seed and I will probably have to do more dandelion control,” he said, because weeds could infest the property around his cropland. “So I’ll be spraying even more often than I would’ve otherwise.” • A ban presumes that applying pesticides to lawns is a threat to public health, which leads to the obvious question for consumers: if spraying chemicals on grass is dangerous, why are farmers spraying it on our food? “That is the thin edge of the wedge,” Chorney said. “When you have politicians listening to this kind of nonsense, is what I’d call it, it’s a dangerous line to walk down because it could have an impact on the (agricultural) industry as a whole.” He said it’s fine for some consumers to choose to eat organic food, but many consumers don’t understand the economic significance of herbicides and insecticides when it comes to agricultural production. “It’s fine to want these things, but the public has to realize there will be significant cost (to consumers), and (farming without pesticides) will really diminish the capacity of farmers to produce food.” He said it could be a struggle to get the province to reverse its course on a ban, but KAP will advocate for a pesticide policy that’s based on science rather than alarmist rhetoric. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

COSMETIC PESTICIDE BANS IN EFFECT ACROSS CANADA • British Columbia: The government has held public consultations on a cosmetic pesticide ban, but has not passed legislation. • Alberta: Since January 2010, it has banned the use and sale of fertilizer-herbicide mixtures (weed and feed products) because those products often cause an over-application of 2,4-D. • Manitoba: Government will begin public consultations this spring for its ban.

• Sask. and Nfld.: No ban on cosmetic pesticides. • Ontario: Since April 2009, it has prohibited use of 96 active ingredients in cosmetic pesticides and banned the sale of 172 products that contain the prohibited chemicals. • Quebec: In 2006 it became the first province to implement a ban. It has identified 20 ingredients as carcinogens and prohibits the sale and use of

pesticides with those products. • Nova Scotia: Ban began April 2011. Its regulations mirror Ontario’s system. • New Brunswick and P.E.I.: In December 2009, New Brunswick banned the use and sale of pesticides containing 2,4-D. The ban also applies to pesticide-fertilizer mixtures. In April 2010 P.E.I. adopted the same regulations. Sources: David Suzuki Foundation, Alberta government

representative of Ontario’s fruit and vegetable industry says Manitoba farmers should launch a robust campaign to halt a cosmetic pesticide ban in their province. Otherwise, there could be grave consequences for Manitoba’s agricultural industry. “Fight it like the dickens,” said Craig Hunter, crop protection and research specialist with the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. “Go right to the wall on the basis of good science… (because) it’s a slippery slope.” He said Ontario’s farmers have been waiting “for the second penny to fall” since the provincial government banned cosmetic pesticides in 2009 as a public health measure. If the government can ban lawn and garden pesticides based on flimsy scientific evidence, he said, it could easily restrict the use of herbicides and insecticides on agricultural land. “If they can do it there, they can do it somewhere else,” said Hunter. He said most Ontario farmers believe the science behind the ban, linking pesticides to increased cancer risk, is weak or fraudulent. “If political decisions can trump science and currently the consequence is to homeowners, then there’s nothing to stopping the same group of people pushing this argument into commercial agriculture.” Hunter said the ban has heightened consumer concerns about pesticide residues on food, although many Ontario residents are also defying the ban by buying herbicides and insecticides from farmers or American retailers. A survey that CropLife Canada conducted last year found public support for the ban has slipped, said Nadine Sisk, the association’s executive director. CropLife, which represents the plant science industry, found that less than half of homeowners supported the ban last summer, a significant drop from 2008 when polls suggested 80 percent of Ontarians favoured a ban. Even though it’s illegal to buy or apply cosmetic pesticides in Ontario, the survey indicated that 42 percent of homeowners continued to apply leftover products and 13 percent were buying pesticides from other jurisdictions. CropLife opposes the Ontario ban but supports Alberta’s approach to pesticide regulation, which bans weed and feed products that combine fertilizer and pesticides. “Alberta has been clear that the safety of these products (pesticides) is not in question, it is the method of application that they preferred to see changed,” Sisk said. Hunter said the Ontario government should have regulated the companies that apply cosmetic pesticides if it really wanted to encourage responsible pesticide use, rather than ban the sale of the products. “(That way) the lawn spray guy can’t hire kids off the street to spray lawns and do gods knows what on land they don’t own and don’t care about.” CropLife Canada members are also concerned that cosmetic pesticide bans symbolize a public policy disconnect with science. “Why would anyone invest in expensive innovations in places that don’t respect science?” Sisk asked.





Flooding, not hogs pollutes lake: expert Phosphorus in Lake Winnipeg | Scientist says runoff after rain contributes to rising levels BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

There’s no evidence Manitoba’s hog industry is causing the increasing levels of phosphorus flowing into Lake Winnipeg, says a senior federal water scientist. However, there is evidence that holding water back on farm fields to reduce spring flooding could massively increase phosphorus levels. “The trick is to prevent that (farming) landscape from being flooded,” Michael Stainton, a researcher with the federal Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Freshwater Institute, said in an interview during the Manitoba Swine Seminar. During a presentation at the conference, Stainton showed data that strongly suggests the phosphorus levels in Lake Winnipeg are directly tied to the gradually increasing phosphorus levels in Red River water since the 1970s and to the surge in water flow rates that have been occurring for almost two decades. When it rains more, more water flows off farmland and into the Red River, and phosphorus levels go up. Stainton said he hasn’t found any evidence that the expansion of the hog industry has anything to do with either the concentration of phosphorus in the water or the increasing overall levels seen in Lake Winnipeg.


“Correlation is not concentration,” he said in the interview. Some have seen the surge in phosphorus levels in Lake Winnipeg from the late 1990s to now as directly tied to the increase of the hog industry, but Stainton said phosphorus concentration levels have grown steadily and were doing so for years before the hog industry started expanding. What has changed, he said, is the amount of rainfall, and that is what carries phosphorus to the river and lake. “Does hog production cause the Red River to flow more? Does it cause it to rain more? Does rain falling cause hog production to increase?” he said, humorously making his point. Stainton said the original source of increased phosphorus concentrations in the water isn’t known, but it could simply be that zero-till farming leaves more trash on the field, which releases phosphorus when flooded. The steady growth of phosphorus access=subscriber section=news,none,none

One theory for rising concentrations in Lake Winnipeg is the growing practice of zero-till, which leaves more trash on the field, releasing more phosphorus when flooding occurs. | FILE PHOTO in the water has occurred simultaneously with the increase of zero-till farming, he added. Stainton said tests he and his colleagues have done on the LaSalle River west of Winnipeg bear out his point. The area was significantly flooded in recent years, and tests of the water flowing into the LaSalle showed what happens when water is left on farmland. The early water flowing off carries low levels of phosphorus, but the later water, well after the crest of the river has passed, is much higher in phosphorus concentration. Stainton said he thinks that’s because the last water has been sitting on farm fields for days or weeks, allowing phosphorus from trash and

soil to be absorbed and moved. Because of that, any attempt to mitigate flooding by using the “waffle” concept must be done carefully. The “waffle” is the idea of temporarily storing water on land so that it doesn’t all hit the rivers at once and then letting it drain when the river levels have gone down. “That’s good for (controlling) the flood, but it’s not going to be good for nutrients,” said Stainton. “The water that comes off those fields is going to be much higher in phosphorus.” Stainton said the best solution is to reinstitute wetlands, which can store water naturally and consume the phosphorus. Once the water has been held and the phosphorus

reduced, its flow into the rivers will not have a major negative impact. However, the biggest factor in phosphorus loading of water appears to be the wet cycle that Manitoba farmers have been dealing with since the early 1990s, which has caused much flooding and wetness-related problems such as fusarium headblight in cereals. If the weather turned dry for a significant period, the phosphorus problem might significantly decline. “The dominant, dominant, dominant change that occurs, that influences the phosphorus in the lake, is the amount of water flowing down the river, particularly if that amount is so high that it floods the landscape,” said Stainton.


Cattle producers hope for more focus on feed wheat Gearing up | 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, Winnipeg-based reporter Ed White looks at changes happening throughout Winnipeg’s grain trade, which has long served as the main base of operations for the industry.

CWB encouraged exports | Critics say farmers might find more markets for highyielding feed wheat

Livestock producers hope that the demise of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly means farmers will grow more of the wheat animals like to eat. “There’s a lot of interest in that,” said broker Errol Anderson of Pro Market Communications in Calgary, who has clients who feed cattle and clients who grow grain. “I think we’ll see a more even breakdown (of what farmers grow for export compared to the domestic feeding market). It’s definitely going to happen.” Farm marketing adviser John Duvenaud of Wild Oats in Winnipeg expects the same interest among farmers for higher-yielding, lower quality wheat that can be sold locally. “It’s a market that pays,” Duvenaud said about another attraction of the feed market to a grain grower. “It’s right here.” Duvenaud said the amount of switching that farmers do to feed type wheat depends on the signals sent by


buyers, and right now little is happening. Farmers will move to whatever pays the most, is easiest and has the least risk, but right now that’s still hard to assess, with grain companies still leery of aggressively signing up wheat for the new crop. Feed grain broker Doug Chambers of Quality Grain in Calgary said the opportunity might be more limited than farmers think. “The domestic market is a very finite market,” said Chambers. “ You can’t take the 20 million

tonnes of wheat that gets exported and drop it into the domestic market. A million tonnes here or there is potentially there, but Canada still needs the export market.” Critics of the wheat board monopoly have long argued that the CWB manipulated its price signals to farmers to encourage them to grow wheat that was easy to sell into the export and human consumption markets. They said farmers might be better off growing high-yielding feed and ethanol type wheat that could be sold into a number of markets rather than high quality and high protein wheat. And some have argued that the livestock renaissance that began after the ending of the Crow Benefit, which had encouraged export sales of wheat at the expense of on-prairie use, sputtered partly because the board’s focus and the grading system still favoured exporting wheat. Chambers said the grading issue is one of the key factors that will deter-

mine whether farmers move away from high quality and high protein and instead focus on high output. “Where will the grading standard shake out? The Canadian Grain Commission grading has been out of date for a lot of years,” said Chambers. “It’s not what the world trades.” Another key factor will be the price spread between high and low quality wheat. If the spread is narrow, farmers will likely move to lower qualities that provide higher yield and win on the gross output. However, Chambers noted the same phenomenon that Anderson and Duvenaud highlighted: with few grain companies offering firm newcrop prices with established premiums and discounts, farmers aren’t going to be able to decide which way to go right now. The companies need to develop the mechanics of the pricing in their contracts before farmers will fit themselves into the machinery.





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U.S. analyst predicts firm grain prices BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Continuing tight global grain supplies should support firm prices for corn, wheat and soybeans in 2012. The U.S. corn stocks-to-use ratio has been five to 6.8 percent since October 2010, said a Cattlefax market analyst at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual meeting Feb. 1-4. “As we go forward, the current stocks to use level is not going to change very much,” said Mike Murphy. The stocks-to-use ratio indicates the level of carryover for a commodity as a percentage of the total demand or use. “Between now and spring we are not going to change this current supply and demand relationship. We are going to have to shift the focus back into new crop and that will be dictated by the weather this summer,” he said. Corn demand has changed in the last decade as more than five billion bushels are now pulled for ethanol production, leaving feed markets and exporters scrambling for supply. Corn prices are expected to remain high, but Murphy speculates there will be resistance to exceeding $6.50 to $6.75 per bushel and support at $5.50 to $5.75 per bu. Ethanol production is stable for U.S. needs but a major growth area has been exports to Canada, Australia, Jamaica and India. U.S. ethanol exports are up 200 percent since 2009. “That is the driving force behind the ethanol industry today, the export market,” he said. The United States exported 1.65 billion bu. of corn last year, down from nearly 2.5 billion bu. in 2008-09. The 2012 export outlook is for lower grain exports as players such as Ukraine, Argentina and Brazil step up their presence on the world stage. The U.S. is using three billion more bushels of corn than it did 10 years ago, so more production is needed as demand increases. Corn will capture more acres relative to soybeans. Farmers started making their decisions last fall and indications suggest 94 million acres of corn will be seeded this spring, up from 91.9 million last year. It could be the largest corn area in history. There will likely be more wheat at 57.2 million acres and nearly 75 million acres of soybeans. However, planting decisions depend on the weather, and more land will be used for soybeans if the spring is wet and cool. Corn yield in 2011 was 147 bu. per acre, a large drop from the big harvest of 2004 when farmers pulled off 160 bu. per acre. Comfortable wheat supplies are expected to keep prices low relative to corn for the first half of 2012. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none


U.S. seeks open access for wheat Trade rumblings | Growers seek solution for unregistered wheat varieties BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canada must take steps to ensure that wheat grown in the United States can move freely and fairly across an open international border, says the American wheat industry. Alan Tracy, president of the United States Wheat Associates, said so me c r i ti c a l i s s u e s mu s t be addressed to ensure that wheat producers in Canada and the U.S. enjoy the same unfettered access to markets and delivery points on both sides of the border. The USWA and another influential American wheat organization, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), both passed resolutions in late January calling for an open border that will permit reciprocal bilateral trade in wheat. “In a truly open market, some wheat would indeed move north as well as south across our long border,” Tracy wrote in a recent USWA newsletter. “There are still some key issues to be resolved, such as Canada’s strict variety registration regime and other barriers to U.S. wheat moving into Canada.” There are long-standing disparities between the American and Canadian wheat industries, not only in the way wheat varieties are registered and classified but also in the varieties of wheat that can be grown and sold. In the United States, the vast majority of wheat varieties grown are not registered for commercial production in Western Canada. As a result, much of the wheat produced in America’s northern tier states will not qualify for sale in the Canadian marketplace come Aug. 1, at least not as milling wheat. Unregistered wheat varieties delivered to Canadian elevators must be declared as unregistered before they are unloaded. Upon declaration, the wheat is automatically downgraded to feed. By comparison, the American grain handling system is not expected to place limits on which varieties of Canadian wheat can be delivered to U.S. elevators. Canadian wheat arriving at U.S. elevators after Aug. 1 must be identified as a Canadian-grown product but varietal declarations will not likely be required. In other words, Canadian wheat will qualify for U.S. milling wheat prices as long as the grain meets the

Under existing regulations, unregistered wheat varieties delivered to Canadian elevators must be declared as unregistered before they are unloaded. The wheat is automatically downgraded to feed. | FILE PHOTO grain handlers’ protein and quality parameters. Tracy said concerns arising from the sale of non-registered varieties will be raised with diplomats and trade representatives on both sides of the border in hopes that an open and mutually beneficial wheat trade can be established. Darryl Beswitherick, program manager with the Canadian Grain Commission, said the CGC is aware that some Canadian farmers may be thinking about growing unregistered wheat varieties this spring. “We have heard rumblings about

this kind of thing,” Beswitherick said. “You hear a lot of producers inquiring about it but … we don’t have an estimate at this time as to how big of (an issue) it will become.” Beswitherick said unregistered American varieties that promise slightly higher yields might look appealing to Canadian farmers, but he reminded growers that most American varieties have no track record north of the border. In some cases, performance may not live up to expectations. “I’m sure there are lots of people looking … at all of these magical U.S. varieties, but will they yield the

same up here as they do down there? I guess we’ll see.” The grain commission will not be regulating the delivery and sale of unregistered varieties at Canadian delivery points after Aug. 1, he added. But Canadian farmers should consult with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency before growing or selling unregistered crop to ensure that the practice is legal. Rob Davies, chief executive officer of the Weyburn Inland Terminal, agrees that regulatory differences access=subscriber section=markets,none,none







must be addressed to ensure that American and Canadian growers are competing on an equal footing. At a recent grain industry conference in Ottawa, Davies spoke about the need to examine Canada’s variety registration system and ensure that Canadian growers — especially those near the U.S. border — have access to the same varieties as their American neighbours. Davies contended that some wheat varieties grown in the United States produce higher yields but have slightly lower protein profiles. Depending on the market and the protein premiums being offered, farmers who grow a lower quality, higher yielding wheat variety might be better off financially. “My perspective is that Canadian growers are probably going to be at a disadvantage to American growers because our variety system has been (designed) to ensure that we have a consistent quality standard for a single marketer (the Canadian Wheat Board),” Davies said. “We have a higher protein profile and a lower yield profile, especially in durum, than a number of American varieties that are being actively used by U.S. durum millers. “Our higher protein varieties may or may not be what every customer in the world wants, so giving our farmers access to lower protein varieties that are higher yielding might (benefit) … the farm customer.” Davies suggested that the amount of grain moving north or south across the international boundary will likely be small. Exact tonnage will hinge largely on logistical efficiencies and differential freight rates that exist between Canadian delivery points and nearby locations in the U.S. “I’m not sure that there’s going to be a lot of cross border traffic in grain, quite frankly,” said Davies. “Prices will arbitrage and there’s not likely going to be a huge difference. Will American growers want to deliver into the Canadian grain handling system? Potentially, if we have better transportation costs but I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of cross border traffic, quite honestly.”

Analysts puzzled by low pea stocks


StatsCan report shows scant supplies | Marketing report a good bargaining chip for pea sellers BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Pea stocks have fallen to minuscule levels, according to a recent Statistics Canada report. The agency estimates there were 897,100 tonnes of peas on farms and in commercial positions as of Dec. 31, way down from the 2.47 million tonnes on hand at the same time last year. “When I look at that stocks number, to me it is incredibly tight,” said Stat Publishing analyst Brian Clancey. When he adds up the amount of peas that won’t be marketed by farmers, those required for pipeline inventory and what will be used to plant next year’s crop, only 450,000 tonnes remain for export between January and July. Clancey was taken aback by the Statistics Canada estimate. He was expecting 1.2 million tonnes of inventory. “It feels like something is wrong,” he said. “What really jumps out to me is the inferred domestic usage.” The report implies that 472,883 tonnes of peas have been diverted into the domestic livestock feed industry. “That’s just weird. There has been no evidence of that kind of diversion,” said Clancey. It would be double the recent fiveyear average of peas marketed to the livestock sector and on pace with 2003-04, when farmers moved 913,000 tonnes of their peas to the feed sector by the end of the marketing year. The difference is that in 2003-04 there was an 80 cent per bushel discount for diverting peas to the feed market from the food market. This year the discount has been about $3 per bu. “That discount is really significant,” said Clancey. He noted that Statistics Canada’s

Statistics Canada said pea stocks as of Dec. 31 were down 64 percent from the same time last year. | FILE PHOTO interim stocks reports for pulses tend to be subject to more revision than other crops, although its final stocks reports prove quite accurate. He suspects either the stocks are higher than the Dec. 31 report indicates or the production number is lower. One analyst is advising growers to hang onto their pea supplies because if the stocks number is accurate, bids should eventually rise. Clancey said the report is a good bargaining chip for pea sellers in

price negotiations, but he noted there are other market factors that should keep prices in check. Indian farmers just finished seeding what is expected to be the second biggest pulse crop in the country’s history. The government is forecasting 17.28 million tonnes of production in 2011-12, down from last year’s record harvest of 18.25 million tonnes but well above the output of previous years. India expects to import 1.51 million tonnes of peas, down from

2.19 million tonnes last year. Clancey said the prospect of a good rabi (winter) crop is putting a damper on Indian demand, as is the extreme currency volatility that has seen the rupee lose eight percent of its buying power compared to the U.S. dollar since January. However, Chinese interest in Canadian peas remains strong, he added. But there won’t be a lot of peas to sell to India anyway if the Statistics Canada stocks number is correct, he said.


European uncertainty means now is a good time to act on grain pricing MARKET WATCH


Indications of a reviving American economy are boosting commodity prices


ack in mid-January, I wrote that farmers should keep an eye on developing dryness problems in South America because they could create a marketing opportunity. If a rally developed, it would be good to sell into it because there are

risks that could push prices down again. Good wheat supplies from the 2011 crop, expectations for record corn acreage in the United States this spring, hopes for a more normal seeding season in North America and the constant dark cloud of the European debt crisis create the possibility for weaker grain prices in 2012-13. Well, the rally has developed. South America’s crop is damaged, and for good measure, there are worries about the Black Sea winter wheat crop. Oilseeds and wheat have regained the ground they lost when the European debt crisis shook confidence earlier this winter. Indications of a reviving American economy, including good job creation in January, are for now trumping eurozone debt woes and adding support to commodity prices. But new shocks are likely from

Europe in the coming weeks so it might be a good time to act on grain pricing. Drought in Argentina and southern Brazil has damaged soybean and corn crops and analysts are downgrading production outlooks. As one example, analyst group Informa now peg Argentina’s soybean crop at 46.5 million tonnes, down 6.5 million since its December outlook. The corn crop is estimated at 22.5 million tonnes, down 4.5 million tonnes. The USDA attache in Argentina has a smaller corn estimate — 21.8 million tonnes. Informa’s Brazil soybean crop estimate is 70 million tonnes, down four million from December. The corn crop is pegged at 61 million tonnes, down two million. The wheat market is also gaining a little on the freezing weather in Europe and the Black Sea region. European crop watchers last week

seemed to think that wheat would be little affected, but perhaps rapeseed would sustain more damage. However, Ukraine’s winter crop has been under dry weather stress since it was seeded. Some areas have little or no snow cover and so the cold could damage seedlings. The market will pay close attention to the U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report Feb. 9 to see how its reflects these weather problems. I’m expecting the USDA to cut South American crops, but it probably won’t be a major downgrade. The department usually scales down its numbers over several reports. The USDA will also likely cut its forecast of Mexican corn production because of the severe drought there. Remember, the market has already priced in smaller South American crops so unless the USDA makes bigger or smaller than expected cuts, market reaction might be muted. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none

We’ll report on the USDA numbers that day in the daily news section of our website and on, our site designed specially for mobile phones. While there, check out our grain markets report posted every afternoon after the markets close. I’m also on Twitter these days. Follow me @DArceMcMillan.


Presented by Farm Credit Canada

North American Seed Fair Presented by Fortis Alberta

Feb. 29 - Mar. 2 9 to 5 pm daily Lethbridge, Alberta Tel. 403 – 328 – 4491






Grade A


Live Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Previous Jan. 20-Jan. 26

Year ago

Rail Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Previous Jan. 20-Jan. 26

112.00-112.50 112.32-127.22 n/a 104.00-108.50

114.00 119.38-126.44 n/a 104.00-108.50

105.75 100.54 n/a 93.25

185.60-188.85 202.00-209.00 n/a n/a

190.50-191.50 200.00-206.00 189.00-191.00 n/a

112.00 101.26-123.04 n/a 103.00-107.50

n/a 116.14-125.42 n/a 103.00-107.50

105.96 101.55 n/a 92.50

186.50-188.85 201.00-208.00 185.00 n/a

190.75-191.50 199.00-205.00 189.00 n/a


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


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

$180 $170 $160 $150 n/a $140 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Saskatchewan $180

$150 n/a n/a $140 12/30 1/9

Feeder Cattle ($/cwt) 1/16 1/23 1/30


Manitoba $170 $160 $150 $140 n/a n/a

$130 12/30 1/9


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Heifers 500-600 lb. (average $/cwt) Alberta $180

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




115-141 127-149 137-159 147-175 160-196 179-210

120-139 125-148 138-159 148-173 160-193 173-205

120-142 132-152 140-163 154-177 170-197 180-212

115-130 121-140 131-152 143-161 154-180 175-197

120-136 123-145 130-159 143-170 156-180 165-186

117-136 124-143 130-154 140-170 145-181 155-195

123-140 130-149 137-164 148-175 160-189 165-196

115-125 120-133 135-155 150-164 155-177 160-189 Canfax

$170 $160

Average Carcass Weight

$150 n/a $140 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Jan. 28/12 869 812 680 974


Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Saskatchewan $170 $160 $150

Jan. 29/11 860 776 684 1017

YTD 12 880 817 677 979

YTD 11 860 793 672 993

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

$140 $130 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Manitoba $170 $160 $150 $140 n/a n/a $130 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Slaughter cattle (35-65% choice)Steers National 123.05 Kansas 122.90 Nebraska 123.95 Nebraska (dressed) 197.78

Heifers 123.18 122.93 124.00 198.00

Feeders No. 1 (700-799 lb) Steers South Dakota 149.75-166.50 Billings 145.50-156.50 Dodge City 148.50-154.50

Trend steady/-2 +2/+8 firm/+4

Cattle / Beef Trade

Cash Futures -10.87 -13.53 n/a n/a -3.64 -5.88 Canfax

Canadian Beef Production million lb. YTD % change Fed 138.6 -10 Non-fed 29.4 +2 Total beef 168.0 -8 Canfax

Exports % from 2011 26,098 (1) -37.9 5,714 (1) +40.5 230,768 (3) -25.3 310,899 (3) -23.7 Imports % from 2011 n/a (2) n/a 67,843 (2) +35.5 11,100 (4) -4.2 14,122 (4) +4.4

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. 21/12 (2) to Nov. 30/11 (3) to Nov. 30/11 (4) to Jan. 28/12 Agriculture Canada

Alberta $160 $155 $150 $145

Close Close Feb. 3 Jan. 27 Live Cattle Feb 123.63 124.70 Apr 127.40 128.45 Jun 126.85 127.18 Aug 128.85 128.95 Oct 132.33 131.73 Feeder Cattle Mar 154.45 154.60 Apr 157.03 156.83 May 158.40 157.65 Aug 159.75 158.95 Sep 159.40 158.90

Trend Year ago

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 Jul 22-Aug 04

Maple Leaf Feb. 3 148.51-150.34 150.79-150.79 152.16-154.44 157.64-162.21 167.65-169.02 171.30-171.76 169.47-171.30 170.84-173.59 167.19-173.90 173.45-173.90 172.99-173.67

-1.07 -1.05 -0.33 -0.10 +0.60

108.25 113.03 113.63 114.30 117.40

1/16 1/23 1/30


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

$340 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Barley Sel. 2-row St. Law. $370 $365

$350 12/30 1/9


-0.15 +0.20 +0.75 +0.80 +0.50

125.00 126.73 127.35 128.45 128.50


$360 12/30 1/9

Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head) Jan. 27 Base rail (index 100) n/a Index range n/a Range off base n/a Feeder lambs n/a Sheep (live) n/a

Previous 3.75 103.91 3.94 1.50-2.50 0.40-0.65 SunGold Meats

Jan. 30 2.50-3.00 2.26-2.55 2.10-2.35 2.14-2.20 1.80-1.85 1.75-2.20 1.00-1.20 1.10-1.20 70-120

2.35-3.02 2.30-2.87 2.18-2.23 2.15-2.20 1.95-2.00 1.75-2.20 1.05-1.20 1.10-1.20 70-120

Ontario Stockyards Inc.

Feb. 6 Wool lambs > 80 lb.1.87-2.10 Wool lambs < 80 lb. 2.27 Hair lambs 1.90-1.95 Fed sheep 0.60-0.70

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Cash Prices Canola (cash - March) $525



$505 12/30 1/6

Grain Futures 1/13 1/20 1/27


Canola (basis - March) $0 $-5 $-10 $-15 $-20 12/30 1/6

1/13 1/20 1/27


Feed Wheat (cash) $225 $220 $215 $210 $205 12/30 1/6

n/a 1/13 1/20 1/27


Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $510 $505 $500 $495

Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

To Jan. 28 Canada 1,624,969 1,653,672 -1.7

$490 12/30 1/6

1/13 1/20 1/27


To date 2012 To date 2011 % change 12/11


Index 100 hogs $/ckg Alta. Sask.

156.73 158.31

Man. Que.

158.00 163.97 *incl. wt. premiums


$200 12/30 1/6

1/13 1/20 1/27


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

Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

Corn (March) $660 $640

Hogs / Pork Trade



Agriculture Canada



Basis: -$2


Fed. inspections only U.S. 8,665,532 8,653,850 +0.1

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

Export 59,956 (1) 285,921 (2) 1,054,673 (2)

(1) to Jan. 21/12

(3) to Jan. 28/12

(2) to Nov. 30/11


% from 2011 -9.2 -14.9 -3.9

Import n/a 15,349 (3) 15,723 (3)

% from 2011 n/a +24.9 -20.8 Agriculture Canada


$600 $580 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


Soybeans (March) $1260




1/16 1/23 1/30


Year ago 607.90 616.90 624.90 592.80 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 194.00 205.00 8.5875 8.9050 9.1675 9.5450 4.2100 4.2700 4.2700 3.8700 14.2450 14.3550 14.4300 13.6600 6.7475 6.8575 6.9150 6.0200 9.9125 10.0200 10.0950 10.1250 9.5350 9.6450 10.0000

Canadian Exports & Crush




Feb. 6 Jan. 30 Trend Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Mar 529.60 517.20 +12.40 May 533.10 524.10 +9.00 Jul 536.50 524.90 +11.60 Nov 515.50 502.30 +13.20 Wpg ICE Milling Wheat ($/tonne) Oct 264.00 261.00 +3.00 Dec 268.50 266.00 +2.50 Mar 275.50 273.00 +2.50 May 278.50 276.00 +2.50 Wpg ICE Durum Wheat ($/tonne) Oct 270.00 268.50 +1.50 Dec 274.50 273.00 +1.50 Mar 279.50 278.00 +1.50 May 283.50 282.00 +1.50 Wpg ICE Barley ($/tonne) Oct 180.00 181.00 -1.00 Dec 184.00 184.00 0.00 Mar 185.50 185.50 0.00 Wpg ICE Western Barley ($/tonne) Mar 212.00 212.00 0.00 May 216.00 216.00 0.00 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 6.6850 6.4475 +0.2375 May 6.7975 6.5875 +0.2100 Jul 6.9200 6.7125 +0.2075 Dec 7.2650 7.0350 +0.2300 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 3.2700 2.9200 +0.3500 May 3.2075 2.9375 +0.2700 Jul 3.1975 2.9700 +0.2275 Dec 3.2100 3.0800 +0.1300 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Mar 12.3300 11.8525 +0.4775 May 12.4200 11.9525 +0.4675 Jul 12.5175 12.0500 +0.4675 Nov 12.3900 11.9450 +0.4450 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 6.4425 6.3175 +0.1250 May 6.5125 6.3775 +0.1350 Jul 6.5625 6.4125 +0.1500 Dec 5.8125 5.6475 +0.1650 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.4100 8.1900 +0.2200 May 8.2675 8.0500 +0.2175 Jul 8.1225 7.9600 +0.1625 Dec 7.9550 7.7525 +0.2025 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 7.1900 6.9750 +0.2150 May 7.2700 7.0625 +0.2075 Dec 7.6250 7.4400 +0.1850


Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)


Jan. 27-Feb. 2 U.S. Barley PNW 287.00 U.S. No. 3 Yellow Corn Gulf 271.54-283.65 U.S. Hard Red Winter Gulf 297.86 U.S. No. 3 Amber Durum Gulf 385.07 U.S. DNS (14%) PNW 359.78 No. 1 DNS (14%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 8.23 No. 1 DNS (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.41 No. 1 Durum (13%) ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 7.78 No. 1 Malt Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 5.52 No. 2 Feed Barley ($US/bu.)Montana elevator 4.20 Canadian Wheat Board



Feb. 6 Avg. Jan. 30 Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 25.00-27.50 26.50 27.21 Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 16.00-23.50 20.88 21.29 Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 23.00-25.00 24.50 24.70 Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) 27.50-28.75 28.25 28.82 Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 15.00-20.50 19.25 19.10 Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) 15.75-17.50 16.96 16.81 Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) 13.00-15.75 13.89 13.64 Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) 8.50-9.25 8.97 8.59 Peas, green 10% bleach ($/bu) 8.25-8.50 8.38 8.47 Peas, med. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) 8.40-8.50 8.47 8.08 Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) 7.80-8.05 8.43 7.96 Maple peas ($/bu) 9.00-9.25 9.20 7.92 Feed peas ($/bu) 3.50-5.50 4.83 4.83 Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) 34.00-35.75 35.17 35.17 Mustard, brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) 30.75-31.75 31.08 31.08 Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) 22.60-23.75 23.37 23.37 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 31.10

International Grain Prices ($US/tonne)



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.

Feb. 1 Jan. 25 Year Ago Rye Saskatoon ($/tonne) 189.98 189.32 171.26 Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb) 26.30 27.00 28.70

Wheat 1 CWRS 13.5%

This wk Last wk Yr. ago 211-213 209-211 192-195

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

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Hog Slaughter

Hams Mktg. Feb. 3 150.10-151.92 152.38-152.38 153.61-155.89 159.09-163.66 168.53-169.90 172.19-172.64 170.36-172.19 171.73-174.47 168.08-174.78 174.32-174.78 173.87-174.18


$145 12/30 1/9

$360 12/30 1/9

St. Lawrence Asking

Est. Beef Wholesale ($/cwt)

Fixed contract $/ckg


1/16 1/23 1/30



Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg)

n/a $140 12/30 1/9


W. Barley (cash - March)

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

1/16 1/23 1/30




$140 12/30 1/9



Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)



Alta-Neb Sask-Neb Ont-Neb

To Jan. 28 Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2012 204,608 2,433,834 To date 2011 227,926 2,563,283 % Change 12/11 -10.2 -5.1


n/a n/a

Durum 1 AD Thunder Bay


Cattle Slaughter


Pulse and Special Crops

CWB Domestic Asking Prices

Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

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

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Feb. 3 87.53 88.93 97.25 98.10

Close Jan. 27 86.68 87.38 96.18 97.35

Trend +0.85 +1.55 +1.07 +0.75

Year ago 84.50 91.65 98.35 100.88

Jul Aug Oct Dec

EXCHANGE RATE: FEB. 6 $1 Cdn. = $1.0018 U.S. $1 U.S. = $0.9982 Cdn.

Close Feb. 3 98.80 98.28 89.33 84.80

Close Jan. 27 97.63 97.20 87.38 83.00

Trend +1.17 +1.08 +1.95 +1.80

Year ago 99.48 97.83 85.53 80.95

$1140 12/30 1/9

1/16 1/23 1/30


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

1/16 1/23 1/30


(1,000 To tonnes) Jan. 29 Wheat 141.0 Durum 45.6 Oats 22.9 Barley 21.4 Flax 3.8 Canola 208.4 Peas Canola crush 129.3

To Jan. 22 240.4 39.3 13.4 8.6 2.7 139.0 22.0 130.0

Total to date 6552.9 1715.1 763.7 610.2 119.7 4684.7 1041.3 3271.4

Last year 5676.0 1853.0 598.0 791.0 189.4 3678.7 1287.5 3055.4





El Nino might replace waning La Nina

CWB initial payments up

El Nino brings warmer temperatures to Manitoba and Ontario


Ocean measure temperature, currents and winds in the equatorial band, monitoring the oscillation from La Nina to El Nino. These buoys transmit daily data to researchers and forecasters around the world in real time. La Nina weather impacts peaked in December, said Douglas. It was responsible for dryness in Argentina that is hurting corn and

soybean crops. Western Australia has had good rain, but the north is drying out, another sign of an approaching El Nino. At the same time, warming trends will see dryness persist for western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico. Douglas compares conditions from past years and predicts 2012 weather will be similar to 1952, 1965, 1976, 1982 and 2008.

Initial payments for specific grades of spring wheat and durum and for designated barley increase Feb. 9. The increases range from $5.05 to $27.90 per tonne for wheat, depending on grade and class, and from $35.20 to $45.55 per tonne for durum. Designated barley rises by $51.90 per tonne. No. 1 CW red spring wheat 13.5 percent protein will rise by $24.90 per tonne to $239.75 at port. No. 1 CW durum 12.5 percent protein will rise by $44.30 to $259.30 at port. Select CW two-row barley will rise $51.90 to $281.90 at port. For grain already delivered, farmers will receive payment by direct deposit Feb. 21. Cheques will be delivered for mailing to Canada Post by Feb. 24. Farmers who wish to defer payments have until Feb. 17 to notify the CWB by calling 800-275-4292. A complete listing of payments for all grades in dollars per tonne and dollars per bushel is posted at www.

Packers will likely slow slaughter more this week. Until there is a major spark in beef demand, fed prices will likely trend lower.

Beef demand will have to improve before processors can pressure cutouts higher. Canadian cut-out values were unavailable at publication time. Montreal wholesale for delivery this week was anticipated to be $2 higher at $211-213 per cwt.

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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — El Nino weather might return at full strength following a record breaking warm January for many parts of Canada and the United States. “There is a very strong probability we are going to go into El Nino this year,” Art Douglas, climatology professor emeritus at Creighton University in Nebraska, said during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual meeting in Nashville Feb. 1-4. El Nino is a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, as opposed to La Nina, characterized by unusually cold water in the region. El Nino tends to increase rainfall across the southern tier of the United States and in Peru but bring drought to the western Pacific and Australia. The air temperature tends to be warm over most of Canada during access=subscriber section=markets,none,none


The waning La Nina contributed to heavy rain in eastern Australia that caused flooding last week, forcing these sheep to crowd on dry ground. If El Nino replaces the La Nina, Australia would face dry weather. | REUTERS PHOTO the winter of an El Nino event, with the greatest warming from Manitoba to western Ontario, where temperatures could be up an extra 3 C. Southern Canada also tends to be drier with less snow. Douglas is forecasting a warmer than normal February, although with some cooling along the Canadian border. A network of buoys in the Pacific

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CANFAX REPORT Weak beef demand is hurting fed prices

RECORD HIGH FEEDER PRICES Over the last three weeks, 400-500 pound steers and heifers gained nearly $20 per hundredweight. The average price is the highest on record. The feeder cattle market stabilized last week following the two week price surge. The Canfax average steer price rose 24 cents while heifers strengthened 79 cents. Buyer demand for grass cattle rose, with 300-600 lb. steers and heifers trading steady to $2.75 per cwt. stronger. Weakness in the fed market could push down prices for feeders 800 lb. and heavier. The weekly auction volume totalled 26,802, up 16 percent. Weekly feeder exports to Jan. 21 totalled 1,693, down 16 percent.

FED CATTLE LOWER Slow beef demand is hurting packer margins, forcing them to slow kill rates and pressuring fed cattle prices lower. February is normally a slow month

for beef sales, but activity is slower than normal. Fed steers averaged $112.08 per hundredweight, down $1.58, and heifers averaged $111.48, down $1.62. Rail steers in Alberta were $185.60$188.85. The cash-to-futures basis widened $1 to -$13.53. Sale volumes were 16,100 head, up about 29 percent from the previous week. A few fed cattle traded in Saskatchewan at prices comparable to Alberta. With reduced American fed slaughter and a strong Canadian dollar, U.S. packers showed little interest in Canadian cattle. Weekly western Canadian slaughter to Jan. 28 totalled 30,446 head, down six percent lower from the previous week. So far this year, western fed slaughter is down 14 percent. Weekly fed exports to Jan. 21 totalled 7,331 head, up 22 percent.

COW PRICES RISE The largest weekly Canadian cow slaughter in five weeks supported non-fed cattle prices. Fueled by strong trim demand, D1, D2 cow values rose, ranging $66-$79 and averaging $71.06 per cwt. D3 cows traded mostly steady to average $63.93. Rail bids were steady at $138-$144 per cwt. delivered. Butcher bulls rose $1.30 to more than $81. Weekly exports to Jan. 21 totalled 3,581, down eight percent. Packer interest for high yielding, grain fed cows will remain strong.

BEEF PRICES DROP Slower kill is reducing beef supply, but cut-out values are not rising because demand is weak. U.S. cut-out values traded $1.25$1.50 lower.

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WP LIVESTOCK REPORT HOGS PRICES FALL Weak pork demand pressured U.S. packer margins into the red, forcing them to bid lower for hogs. Packers slowed killing speed and cut back plant hours to reduce pork supply and pressure pork prices higher. Iowa-southern Minnesota live hogs traded at $63.50 US per cwt. Feb. 3 down from $66 Jan. 27. The U.S. pork carcass cut-out value closed at $85.10 Feb. 3, up from $83.26 Jan. 27. The U.S. federal weekly slaughter

estimate was 2.14 million, down from 2.17 million the previous week.

BISON MIGHT WEAKEN The Canadian Bison Association said grade A bulls in the desirable weight range were $3.80-$4 per pound hot hanging weight. Grade A heifers were $3.60-$4. Prices might weaken in coming weeks. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable weight range may be discounted. Slaughter cows and bulls averaged $2.40-$2.70.

In the live market, heifers born in 2011 traded at $2-$2.50 and bulls were $2.25-$2.75. Bulls and heifers born in 2010 were $2-$2.10. Auction prices for replacement animals were slightly higher. Bred two-year old heifers were $1,800$2,500. Cows were $1,600-$2,500.

SHEEP STEADY Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 967 sheep and lambs and 43 goats traded Jan. 30. All lambs sold on dull demand at barely steady prices. Sheep and goats traded steady. access=subscriber section=markets,none,none

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Farmers must be included in wheat research strategy


rairie farmers have many reasons to cheer a Saskatchewan government announcement that it plans to spend $10 million on wheat research over the next five years. The spending is designed to spur greater public-private partnerships and should help restore some of Canada’s tarnished reputation as a leader in cereal research. Its possible benefits are wideranging and will reach beyond provincial boundaries. But it is only a first step. To restore Canada to its cereal research glory years, when Marquis wheat conquered the Prairies, the federal government, private companies and farmers together must step forward. The timing could scarcely be better. With the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly coming to an end, changes are afoot. What better time for new ideas and innovations? Cereal research spending has lagged in recent decades and is still feeling the hurt from cuts inflicted by the federal Liberal government of the 1990s. Canada’s wheat research budget today is about $10 million per year, just one-third of Australia’s, which is $30 million. Our spending lags despite the fact that agricultural research has been shown to pay huge dividends. A University of Saskatchewan study covering 1978-2001 showed that for every dollar spent on crop research the economy gained a $12 to $34 benefit. But attracting private research dollars to wheat research has proven a tough nut to crack. This is mainly because only 25 percent of farmers use certified wheat seed, which makes it hard for companies to turn research dollars into profits. When seed companies develop research plans, they have farmers’ needs in mind as the end customer, but they also must keep one eye on the company bottom line. It can lead to a focus on projects with short-term commercial promise, rather

than what’s in the best interests of growers. This is where Agriculture Canada can provide incentive. The department recently stated it plans to shift its focus to early stage research, such as germplasm development, and then let private companies assume responsibility for further research into new plant lines and commercialize the successful ones. The strategy has promise, but what about the farmer’s role? Key questions about licensing, how farmers can share in the profits of new variety developments and who should pay for the research in the first place have to be answered. Farmers, as the main end-users of the research, must be given an opportunity to share in the key decisions and development strategies. They will benefit through improved yields, disease resistance, stress tolerance and other agronomic factors that are likely to spring from new varieties, but they also deserve a more direct stake. New partnerships should be explored to include farmers at the planning table. There may be opportunities for farmers to share in plant breeders’ royalties, new commodity organizations may arise to oversee checkoffs and to direct r e s e a r c h , o r t h e We s t e r n G r a i n s Research Fund, which now looks after public research funds for cereal crops, might assume a more prominent role. Producers could also look at different models for collecting checkoffs. The pulse industry bases its on the value of the crop, charging a levy of one percent of sales. Whichever model farmers decide on, they and governments at all levels must find ways to take active roles in directing the research. Only then will farmers be likely to get the crops they want, rather than being told to grow new varieties selected by someone else.

You know there is a serious lack of moisture when the kids are swiping frost out of the freezer to have a decent snowball fight …

Bruce Dyck, Terry Fries, Barb Glen, D’Arce McMillan and Joanne Paulson collaborate in the writing of Western Producer editorials. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none


Impending regulatory changes mean it’s a good time to be in business NATIONAL VIEW



or farmers, agribusinesses and their lobbyists who long have complained about excessive regulation that hinders their business, these are good days. Regulatory reform is the flavour of this political season. A government Red Tape Reduction Commission recently recommended that as part of a sweeping review of government regulation, agriculture

be one of the prime targets. It suggested a “one-for-one” strategy that would see one old or unnecessary regulation eliminated when a new one is created. Shortly after, the Centre for Food in Canada, created by the Conference Board of Canada to lead its effort to develop a national food strategy, issued a report suggesting regulatory reform as a centrepiece of that strategy. Regulations should be eliminated if they are deemed no longer necessary. Threads of the report are being debated at a Toronto conference this week. As well, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is holding public consultations on proposals to change regulations, recognizing the responsibility of food companies and industry to

ensure food safety and limiting the ability of the agency to direct how it must be done. Farm leaders generally are delighted. Canadian Federation of Agriculture president Ron Bonnett said regulatory burden is one of the great frustrations for farmers. Former CFA president Bob Friesen, now head of the Strategic Agriculture Institute of Farmers of North America, embraces the one-for-one proposal but says it should go further. It simply would maintain the status quo in the number of industry-affecting rules. “We suspect there are numerous regulations that could be eliminated without replacing them with new ones and it could easily be done without compromising health, safety and

the environment.” Farmers and food processors complain about excessive regulation that adds costs, denies them products that competitors have, slows down innovation and erodes competitiveness. Free business to do what it does best without the unnecessary heavy hand of government. They always, of course, insist they don’t want to get rid of regulation, just stupid or unnecessary ones because having government oversight gives the food industry credibility with consumers. The recent spate of talk suggests the farmer-industry lobby is having an effect. Still, it has been an oddly one-sided debate in Canada. Few voices have been raised to question the wisdom of giving more

food safety responsibility to companies. Food inspector unions voice concerns, but they are seen as merely protecting jobs. With the conservative media in full voice against big government, there has been almost no debate or analysis of how far is too far in deregulation, what is smart and what is dumb regulation and why companies should be trusted to police themselves under the occasional auditing gaze of regulators. The debate suffers because Canada has no credible, thoughtful and wellfunded consumer lobby to raise those questions. From eroding pension plans and wage rollbacks to layoffs and a government anxious to make Canada open for business, this indeed is the business sector’s time. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none





Canada’s GM regulatory model improving BY PETER PHILLIPS


ASF announced Jan. 16 that it is essentially ending its plant biotechnology discovery research program in the European Union and expanding activities in Raleigh, North Carolina. It also announced that the headquarters of BASF Plant Science would move from Limburgerhof, Germany, to Raleigh. BASF Plant Sciences has read the tea leaves and appears to have decided its long-term future prosperity will not be driven by the EU and its needs or interests. This announcement highlights three interrelated and important policy issues in the plant biotechnology sector: • The global agri-food market continues to be fragmented. Production of genetically modified food expanded in 2010 to 25 plant species grown on more than 370 million acres by 15.4 million farmers worldwide, but the EU and many countries exporting to the EU remain only minimally engaged in GM crop production and trade. The two blocks of countries have the same basic processes and methods for assessing safety and risk, but make substantially different risk decisions. Trade between those two solitudes continues, but it has seen frequent disruption, increased costs and significant uncertainty. • BASF would appear to have judged that public attitudes, which are at the root of this regulatory disconnect, are too far apart and entrenched to lead to any near-term change. Most exporting countries and key markets for traded food



Canada’s biotechnology sector is a significant contributor to positive policy change in food production. |



accept the value and need for GM cultivars. Any country that slows technological change will ultimately jeopardize its competitiveness. • When companies face truncated, costly or uncertain markets, they tend to invest less in serving that market. Individual firms do exactly what BASF has done: they look for m o re p ro m i s i n g i nv e s t m e nt opportunities. Generally, firms move to places where there is an aggregation of competitors and collaborators, where communities facilitate innovation and where innovators are tolerated and respected. Research Triangle Park in North Carolina is one, but Saskatoon, St. Louis, Missouri, Ghent, Belgium, and other sites in Asia, Latin America and Africa are also emerging as key candidates for relocation. Research and development doesn’t receive enough attention when markets are fragmented, public attitudes

are entrenched and companies are mobile. The debate may focus on views in North America and Europe, but it will have a greater effect on those areas of the world where food security is lower. There is an economic, political and moral imperative to find ways to work around the effect of this disconnect. Canada’s biotechnology and agrifood industries are key actors in the global system and have contributed to each of these policy areas. The country’s regulatory regime, while not perfect, has unique features that could bridge the two solitudes. Our novelty trigger and wellrespected, science-based processes offer options for reform and convergence of decision-making. Our voluntary national standard for labelling of GM food is the only World Trade Organization compliant standard in the world and could offer a model for consumers to exercise their preferences in the market.

We got a good return on our investment when we brought GM canola to the world, but we also generated significant economic benefit to consumers and producers. Canada is at the leading edge of trying to work around the inflexibilities in regulations, citizen perceptions and industry by developing a national co-existence policy. In a perfect world, we would have the processes in place to allow GM crops to co-exist with conventional, organic, industrial and other differentiated crops. If Canadian producers, industry, consumers and governments are able to construct such a system, they may finally open up the global market to the optimal production and consumption of food, perhaps banishing food shortages forever. Peter Phillips is professor of public policy at the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.


Here’s a revolutionary approach to grain drying HURSH ON AG



ew research results could f o re v e r c h a n g e h o w w e approach natural air grain drying. It’s amazing that we’ve been doing it so wrong for so long. What conditions give the best drying when an aeration fan is running on a grain bin? The assumption has always been that a hot, sunny day with low relative humidity is best. Turns out it’s not that simple. A fan typically removes a lot of moisture during the first day of storage, no matter the outside air temperature. After that, it’s much better to have the fan running during cool nights than warm days.

Answers to local questions easier to find

This counterintuitive approach stems from work done by former University of Regina professor Ron Palmer using data compiled by the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation. Since it’s difficult to know exactly what’s happening inside the grain bin, Palmer concentrated on measuring the moisture in the air entering the bin as compared to the moisture in the air exiting the bin. That way, he could tell when there was drying and when moisture was being added back into the grain. Temperature is a huge determining factor in how much moisture that air can hold. The relative humidity is simply how much moisture is in the air, relative to how much it could hold at a particular temperature. Overall, cold air is dry air. Palmer found that fans were actually putting water back into the grain during the hottest days. The warm air carried lots of moisture and released it when it hit the cooler grain. At night, when the incoming air was

cooler, there was both cooling and drying of the grain. Relative humidity matters, but it’s not nearly as important as the temperature. Palmer’s work shows that temperature is a great guide for knowing when the fan should be on and when it should be off. If the temperature of the air going into the bin is higher than the temperature of the air coming out, turn the fan off. You’re heating up the grain and you’re actually adding moisture. If the temperature of the air going in is lower than the temperature of the air exiting, you’re cooling and drying the grain. Keep the fan running. The temperature of the air coming out of the bin will be roughly the same as the temperature of the grain near the top. The recommendation has always been to start the fan and let it run continuously. Palmer’s work indicates that we can run the fan half the time and the grain will end up cooler and safer. Meanwhile, we’ll only use

half the electricity. He points out that there’s no rush to dry grain. The rush is to cool it before spoilage can occur and the colder the better. Palmer said farmers who aren’t entirely convinced and still insist on running their fans continuously should at least shut them off for the last time in the morning when the grain is as cool as it can be. I put a propane heater on one of my aeration fans a couple years ago. Now, I’m wondering if I’ll ever use it. Palmer believes supplemental heat is not required and can actually increase the risk of spoilage. It’s radical new thinking, but it’s extremely logical. The research foundation is planning more research to validate and fine tune the findings. It’ll be interesting to see the reaction from other research institutions. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at


attended a family function on the weekend — one of those milestone celebrations — and as these things do, it reminded me of how fast life changes. The attendance of a friend from west of Saskatoon took me back to the mid-1990s, when I took a day trip out to Biggar, Sask. Biggar was enjoying a bit of a boom, and a community profile was called for. The boom, it turned out, was partly related to the fame of the Hanson Buck, the spectacularly antlered white-tail bagged by area farmer Milo Hanson in the early 1990s. That resulted in a fair amount of hunting tourism, not to mention press curiosity. Biggar is also a beautiful little town with several other claims to fame, including Prairie Malt and being the hometown of Sandra Schmirler. I met a lot of interesting people that day, but I learned the most from a farmer I bumped into. I asked him about the crops, and the typical yields, and the usual weather. “Getting much rain this year?” I asked. “Well, I am,” he replied, with emphasis on the “I.” I looked at him, apparently, with a puzzled expression on my face. “Got two inches the other day,” he explained. “My neighbour over the hill got nothing.” How far away is “over the hill?” I wanted to know. A couple of kilometres, he estimated. Well, that blew my inexperienced mind. How, I wondered, could he get a two-inch drenching when his neighbour got nary a drop? That was my first glimpse of understanding into how local weather works, not to mention soil conditions and even insect infestations. In those days, no one even hoped to guess whether their section would catch the bounty of the errant raincloud, or if it would burst open on the farm down the road. Widespread systems, of course, are a bit different, but even then, rainfall amounts or damaging winds can be very local. All that has changed. It isn’t perfect — likely never will be, considering how unpredictable weather is — but today, technology can narrow down weather effects, or tell you how many aphids are in your field, or help assess nutrients in the soil. As they say these days, there’s an app for that. And it has all happened just in the decade and a half since I visited Biggar. That blows my mind, too.



OPEN FORUM Letters should be less than 300 words. Name, address and phone number must be included for verification purposes and only letters accepted for publication will be confirmed with the author. Open letters should be avoided; priority will be given to letters written exclusively for the Producer. Editors reserve the right to reject or edit any letter for clarity, brevity, legality and good taste. Cuts will be indicated by ellipsis (…) Publication of a letter does not imply endorsement by the Producer.

KISS MILLIONS GOODBYE To the Editor: Recently at the Strudwick farm east of Regina, a farm building full of open marketers got the news they wanted to hear. Starting in the new crop year, they will be able to market their own wheat and barley. Former Western Canadian Wheat Growers president Cherilyn JollyNagel was elated. Under the bright lights of the TV cameras, she signed an open market forward contract to sell some wheat with the statement “that sure feels good.” It seems not one of the open marketers saw the irony of it all. She is not going to market her own grain; the contract she signed was for a broker to sell her grain for her. How much per bushel are the broker fees going to cost her? Doesn’t she know the world’s biggest and best marketer earns multimillions above operating costs? In the end, her wheat is marketed for free. Doesn’t she know a $500 million annual premium farmers share in when marketing through the CWB is being traded away? For what, so she can pay a broker to market her wheat for her? Once the wheat is sold to the multinationals, it is no longer the farmer’s grain — things like terminal blending or premium quality sales, those dollars flow into corporate pockets. With the CWB, those extra dollars flowed into farmer pockets. The farmers can kiss those millions goodbye.

As Mr. Bailey well knows, the contingency fund is not generated by the CWB’s pools but is populated with trading gains and losses from its (Producer Payment Options). It was in fact the CWB that requested an increase in the contingency fund limit. Contrary to Mr. Bailey’s claims, the contingency fund remains in the hands of the CWB. Australia is a terrific example of what can happen without the choke hold of a single-desk monopoly. For example, the number of Australia’s export markets doubled with the removal of their monopoly. There are now 26 export organizations, 60 successful pools and Australia’s wheat production reached record levels last year. Even Australia’s trade minister, Dr. (Craig) Emerson, said that the move to an open market has had “overwhelming support in the farming community.” Our government has followed through on our election commitment to provide prairie grain farmers with the marketing freedom they want and deserve. Western Canadian grain farmers have fought hard for years to be afforded the same marketing rights as other farmers in Ontario. Canadian farmers are embracing the open market and have already signed hundreds of forward contracts for delivery Aug. 1, 2012.

Rather than stand in their way, I encourage Mr. Bailey to support farmers as they turn the page in a new chapter of Canadian agriculture history. Gerry Ritz, Federal agriculture minister, Ottawa, Ont.

CREDIT DUE To the Editor: Mary MacArthur’s timely article, “Farmers grapple with grain bag proliferation” (Jan. 6 WP) accurately outlines the successes to date as well as the remaining challenges in diverting agricultural plastics from land filling or open burning. The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association is encouraged by the increasing levels of interest, in all western provinces, for responsible disposal methods of grain bags and all farm plastics. We hope this article will find the desks of those senior players in all provincial ministries of both environment and agriculture. Active and welcome roles now being played by Clean Farms and the CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industry Association) are likely to accelerate the implementation of co-ordinated



diversion in the West and across Canada. However, the article leaves the impression that Alberta’s Working Group on Agricultural Plastics was created by the Alberta Plastics Recycling Association. While APRA has been an engaged participant in that group since its inception, credit for the group’s creation properly belongs to Christina Seidel of the RCA (Recycling Council of Alberta) and Dave Whitfield from AENV (Alberta Environment). Grant Cameron, Executive Director, Alberta Plastics Recycling Association, Calgary

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY To the Editor: Re: The Western Producer online, Jan. 18, 2012, Real farmer takes ag minister chair in Manitoba. The words of Manitoba’s new ag minister, rookie MLA Ron Kostyshyn, indeed are bittersweet. “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 said. He also disagreed that the govern-

ment has lost the confidence of hog farmers. “Not at all. I think we do (have their confidence, but) … we need to work with the producers to make it (environmental policy) appropriate for all people in the province of Manitoba.” Although brand spanking new to the harness of government, the statement he makes is obvious and well suited to just plain politics, for the NDP government has repeated this same message for the past 12 years. Basically, what has he said? Not very much, in my view. Historically, to get back the hog industry, one would have to go back 35 to 40 years, when we had in the neighbourhood of 14,000 farmers producing hogs in Manitoba. Now, there are maybe 800, and the vast majority being hog factories. This is a meat producing industry, geared to sales offshore. The waste and pollution stays here. Premier (Greg) Selinger has recognized this. The hog industry has to come to grips with their operations, and do things that they are not pleased about doing, should they want expansion privileges. Insofar as the environmental policy the ag minister addresses, the following statement would fit much better: We need to work with all the produc-


Henry Neufeld, Waldeck, Sask.

FALSE ALLEGATIONS To the Editor: Re: Stealing assets (Open Forum letter from David Bailey, Jan. 19). The letter “Stealing assets” makes numerous false allegations. First, the Canadian Wheat Board remains at the same address and is open for business. In fact, the CWB has more tools in its toolbox as it now has the capability to market any grain grown anywhere in Canada. The new CWB remains a viable but voluntary option for all Canadian grain farmers who wish to take advantage of their expertise. Furthermore, the CWB retains control over its assets and liabilities, including its building and hopper cars. access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none


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OPINION ers and all the people of Manitoba to make an environmental policy that is appropriate, beneficial and on behalf, of our Manitoba waters and particularly Lake Winnipeg. John Fefchak, Virden, Man.

RAIL ASSURANCES To the Editor: On Jan. 23, media outlets reported that Canpotex, a world-class potash marketing company that sells Saskatchewan potash internationally, signed long-term deals with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway. These deals assure the efficient and productive transportation of potash, thus helping Canpotex to realize its growth and profit objectives. In short, the billion-dollar potash industry is rightfully working to look after its interests. My question is, who is looking after the interests of Saskatchewan farmers? Who is working to assure Saskatchewan farmers their grain is being transported in the most cost efficient and productive way possible? The answer to the question used to be the Canadian Wheat Board, until the federal government passed Bill C-18, dismantling the CWB and stripping it of its ability to be the sole


marketing agent of wheat and barley, a move the Sask. Party government supports. It was the CWB who called for a rail costing review in order to make sure farmers were not being overcharged and it was the CWB who owned and operated producer loading cars, helping to save farmers as much as $2,000 per year in transportation costs. Without the CWB, who is looking out for Saskatchewan farmers? Without the CWB, who is working to assure Saskatchewan farmers are getting the best deal possible from the rail companies?

However, farmers elected the CWB board of directors to represent and protect their interests, so how could the directors simply agree with Ritz? Furthermore, why should the directors have participated in a process where the law is being broken? Regardless, the CWBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board did try to meet with Ritz many times. Formal letters were also sent to Ritz, which he ignored. It is hard to engage with the minister when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re snubbed.Â

Cathy Sproule, MLA for Saskatoon Nutana, Opposition agriculture critic, Regina, Sask.

Relationship with God different for everyone

Does he believe in democracy, cooperation, and the rule of law? If he does, then he should acknowledge all that was really needed to settle this brutal debate was a simple honest vote, exactly as the law called for. As the saying goes, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stand for something, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fall for anything. Ken Larsen, Benalto, Alta.


SPIRITUAL VIGNETTES ON THE FENCE To the Editor: In his column â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too much fighting, too little discussionâ&#x20AC;? (Dec. 15 WP), Kevin Hursh tries to pretend â&#x20AC;&#x153;there are no villainsâ&#x20AC;? in the CWB debate. Then he vilifies the farmer-elected CWB directors for waging what he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;venomous oppositionâ&#x20AC;? to (agriculture) minister (Gerry) Ritz and the Conservatives. Apparently Hursh would rather have seen the directors give up and co-operate in wrecking our wheat board.Â

Although the minister claimed that he was too busy to meet, he and his government apparently had time to connect with anti-CWB lobbyists, including the likes of Viterra, Grain Growers of Canada, Pioneer and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers. Mr. Hurshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article is written with the underlying tone that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an innocent bystander and wishes that we could all just get along. Hursh needs to get off the fence.




hen a family comes to make funeral arrangements for Grandpa, and the question comes up about his f a i t h, t h e y d o n â&#x20AC;&#x2122; t k n ow h ow t o answer. He never talked about these things, and he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a churchgoing man. But day after day, working his land access=subscriber section=opinion,none,none

and out with the cattle, he felt the Almighty was his partner. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like talk about needing to declare that relationship, nor the intimation that he might be left in outer darkness when he crossed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the other side.â&#x20AC;? This is probably when religiosity and spirituality differ the most. Religiosity has to do with church denominations and theological definitions. Spirituality comes from the relationship an individual has with his or her maker. I have recently been in contact with two individuals who have tried to live honourably, but have slipped from time to time, and have felt guilty because of their actions. Under the stress of life-threatening

illness, these feelings of guilt played on their conscience. What happens if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t measure up? They felt afraid. But why should they feel this way? Those of us who believe in a God of grace affirm that God loves, cares for and accepts everyone. The content for a eulogy for a man of deep faith was prepared by family and friends. None mentioned faith matters because that was a given. Without theological words a friend wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;(He) grew a garden of love. With (his wife) he planted the seed of life in each of his kids, nourished them and watched them grow into something special.â&#x20AC;Ś If there is a garden in heaven, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure he will be there, growing his garden of eternal love.â&#x20AC;? Joyce Sasse writes for the Canadian Rural Church Network at www.canadian



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Manitoba ponders wheat checkoff

WINNIPEG (Reuters) — The 103-year-old organization that coordinates shipments through Canada’s two biggest grain-shipping ports is winding down, saying it may not be needed once the Canadian Wheat Board loses its monopoly. The Winnipeg-based Canadian Ports Clearance Association (CPCA) will cease operations Aug. 31, one month after the wheat board loses control over Western Canada’s wheat and barley sales. The association co-ordinates the transfer of western grain from port terminals into vessels and sends daily notices to subscribers of ship lineups at Port Metro Vancouver and the Port of Thunder Bay.

The role was deemed necessary under the monopoly system because the wheat board, while responsible for western wheat and barley sales, does not own grain terminals or vessels. Even so, the organization had its start in 1909, decades before the wheat board formed. The biggest Canadian grain handlers own much of the grain movement pipeline from country elevators to port terminals, leaving the CPCA’s role less critical than it may have been during the monopoly era. “When it’s (direct) sales and I’m buying from you, I don’t know if we need a party in between us to tell me where to put my boat in,” said Doug Hilderman, president of the non-

profit association, which is controlled by grain shippers and ship owners. “The core function they’ve had is essentially irrelevant now.” The wheat board started arranging shipments directly with vessel owners a couple of years ago, which weakened CPCA’s role, Hilderman said. Once the association winds down, the movement of Canadian grain will become less transparent without CPCA’s daily freight reports, he said. Agricultural traders and analysts, especially those who do not work directly for grain exporters, may be hard-pressed to track export demand for crops and factors that may be influencing cash and futures prices. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Saskatchewan is also considering a provincial levy BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Momentum appears to be building for the creation of a provincial wheat checkoff in Manitoba. James Battershill, policy analyst with Keystone Agricultural Producers, said the formation of a provincewide wheat checkoff is one of the issues being examined by an ad hoc KAP committee chaired by former president Don Dewar. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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The committee will examine what steps must be taken to establish a province-wide wheat levy and what role, if any, KAP could play in administrating the new checkoff. Dewar also sits on a federal working group that is examining new funding models for agricultural research in Canada. “We are investigating (the idea),” said Battershill. “One of the concerns that we have is that if things happen at the provincial level and eventually a federal (wheat research) organization is put together… Manitoba definitely wants to be at the table and be involved those initial discussions….” In Alberta, work is continuing on the creation of a provincial all-wheat commission that would collect a levy of 70 cents per tonne on all types of wheat produced in the province. Kent Erickson, an Irma, Alta., farmer who co-chairs a committee in charge of the Alberta commission, said efforts are progressing and the committee is still hoping to have a provincial commission in place by Aug. 1. Prairie growers already pay a 30 cent per tonne levy on wheat sales made through the Canadian Wheat Board. Alberta’s proposed 70 cent per tonne levy would be an additional checkoff, bringing the total checkoff in Alberta to $1 per tonne. In Saskatchewan, Western Canadian Wheat Growers director Gerrid Gust said the idea of a provincial wheat levy has been discussed, but so far little action has been taken. Gust, who farms near Davidson, Sask., said the WCWG passed a resolution at its recent annual meeting in Moose Jaw, Sask., calling for the organization to examine the merits of a provincial checkoff. Gust said WCWG representatives are planning to meet with stakeholders from the winter wheat industry to discuss the merits of a Saskatchewan all-wheat commission. Establishing provincial wheat commissions in all three prairie provinces could pave the way for the creation of a regional or national wheat council that could identify research priorities across Canada, eliminate duplication and ensure the most efficient use of producers’ investment dollars. Gust said existing research funding organizations such as the Western Grains Research Foundation have a long history in Western Canada and enjoy strong support among western grain growers. The role of the WGRF should be a key consideration in any discussions about future funding programs, he added. In Manitoba, Battershill said KAP president Doug Chorney has already spoken with the province about establishing a wheat checkoff. KAP is also working with other commodity groups in Manitoba to determine the best course of action. “… we’re definitely looking at the idea and we definitely want to be at the table with Alberta and Saskatchewan on this,” he said. “We’d like to be caught up with those provinces as soon as possible.”





Dairy website aims to deliver ‘real’ story Campaign fights back | Media full of distorted and twisted information, says DFC president access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none


Dair y Farmers of Canada has launched an aggressive campaign to confront its critics in the face of incessant demands that supply management be weakened or abandoned as a trade liberalization concession. Last week during its annual policy conference, the organization announced the launch of a new website at that will give the dairy farmer side of complaints about subsidies, other country performance, protectionism and its effect on trade negotiations. Meanwhile, Vancouver Island dairy producer and new DFC president Wally Smith used his first major speech to the organization to aggressively lay out the reasons the industry must fight back. “If we don’t tell our story, we know that others will and when others tell our story, we see what happens,” he said Feb. 2. “It is distorted. It is twisted. It’s full of misinformation, either intentionally or because they don’t have all the facts.” Smith’s main targets were the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, which launched a “free your milk” campaign last autumn, and media that he sees as ideological enemies of the system and tell only one side of the story. He told a receptive audience that the critics never mention the stability supply management brings, the innovation and investment dairy farmers bring to their farms, the leading role they play in animal welfare practices and environmental onfarm programs. And then there is the issue of taxpayer subsidies that critics never address. “We don’t get any government handouts,” said Smith. “In fact, our industry contributes $3 billion in taxes to the three levels of government. At a time of government austerity, we don’t have to worry as dairy farmers about our programs because we don’t have any.” In contrast, he said American dairy farmers receive more than that in government subsidies to keep their industry viable during turbulent instability. Smith told DFC delegates that the industry and the supply management system will survive because they have the overwhelming support of involved farmers and political leaders. He told the story of calls to supply management leaders from agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and trade minister Ed Fast during the height of media frenzy against supply management. They called “to assure us so that we can assure you that the government position had not changed,” said Smith. Still, when DFC delegates spent Jan. 31 on a Parliament Hill lobby day, delegates reported back that fully one-third of MPs, many of whom are rookies from Quebec and Ontario, had not heard the supply manage-

ment side of the story. He argued that bipartisan political support, united farmers and a strong information campaign to counter the critics will win the day. “We can weather this turbulence.” FOR MORE STORIES FROM THE DAIRY FARMERS OF CANADA CONVENTION, SEE PAGES 86, 87

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ABOVE: While it is impossible to keep horses off frozen ground unless they are kept indoors, some measures can be taken to reduce risks of injury. RIGHT: Owners can reduce the amount of snow and ice buildup in barefoot horses by greasing the soles. Buildup can be removed with a flat chisel or some other tool, as long as it has no pointed end.


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Refrozen snow hazardous | Pay extra attention to grou BY WENDY DUDLEY FREELANCE WRITER

This winter’s freeze-and-thaw conditions have caused hoof problems for horses as they try to navigate icy paddocks and rock-hard pastures. “It’s really hard on the feet when you get into these sudden changes where everything has melted and is wet, and then it freezes,” said farrier Steve Bennett of Blackie, Alta. “I’ve seen a lot of horses with broken-up feet, where they’ve broken the walls on the hard ice or ground.” Farrier Tim Wyatt from Longview, Alta., shakes his head at some of the dicey conditions he has faced this winter. “There’s ice all over the place in some areas, especially in the foothills. It’s unreal,” he said. While it may be tempting to saddle up for a ride on balmy days, Wyatt cautioned riders to pay extra attention to ground conditions. He said melted snow that has frozen into crusty lumps of ice can easily bruise feet that softened in the wet snow. Horses that walk like they are on eggshells may be sore-footed or suffering from bruises. A bruise often won’t be visible until a few days after the injury, but the horse may be lame, especially when it is walked on a hard surface. Wyatt said a bruise can turn into an abscess if left unattended.

To reduce pressure on the hoof, a sore-footed horse should be kept on softer ground. Preparations with iodine or pine tar can be painted on the sole to increase its toughness.   Snow and mud balls left in the hoof also compress the sole’s blood vessels, potentially causing bruising. Horses with flat soles and low heels are most vulnerable, Bennett said. Regular hoof maintenance can help reduce bruising risks, said Wyatt. “If you keep to a regular routine of care, you won’t get flat-footedness or flaring out, which can end up with them walking on their soles.” Extra caution must also be taken with horses that are left to go barefoot without shoes. Owners should turn them out where the ground is softest and be extra careful in spring when ground churned into mud during the day can freeze into mud pinnacles at night, leaving a horse to navigate sharp lumps that can penetrate the sole.   Wyatt advised leaving as much sole as possible when trimming in winter. “I don’t go carving on it, so there’s more sole to give them extra protection. When working with a frozen foot, you have to be careful because you can take off a bit too much without knowing it, and then the horse will sore up. It’s like if you were to cut your finger nail too close to the quick.”


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LADDER RIGHT: Snow and mud balls left in the hoof also compress the sole’s blood vessels, potentially bruising the foot. Leave as much sole as possible when trimming. ABOVE: Take extra caution with horses that don’t have shoes during the winter months. Turn horses out where the ground is softest and in spring, watch for muddy ground that can freeze into sharp lumps at night. | WENDY DUDLEY PHOTOS

aks havoc on hoofs nd conditions before saddling up in mild weather He advised against carving into the sole if a horse is bruised. “That will just make it more painful.” However, an abscess has to be pared out so the infection can drain. A horse must be shoed if it is working on icy ground, but Bennett said using regular shoes would be like strapping on ice skates. “If you’re just going for a short ride, you’d be better to go barefoot. If you have shoes on with no pads, there will be even more snow buildup because it will freeze to the iron. And without corks, the horse will be slipping all over.” He said corked shoes and pads are required if owners ride a horse for a living and can’t avoid working in icy conditions. “Some put on rim pads, and that works OK if the horse tends to be stabled or worked inside. But the pad with popper bubble works better for a ranch horse because it pops out the snow and ice so it can’t freeze to the frog.” Sharp shoes with snow poppers are the most common foot wear used on ranch horses, said Wyatt. “You get traction with every step. The guys who work feedlots use them, and they can ride right over the ice. You could go up a frozen river.” Some riders put bell boots on their horses so they don’t clip themselves on the studs, but Bennett said bell boots wouldn’t work if riding in deep snow because it would build up under the boot and probably turn it inside out. There also have been reported incidents of horses breaking legs after they caught a long cork on a blanket syringe. An alternative is to weld borium onto the shoes with oxy-acetylene, said Bennett. “I can then build them to the height I want, and place them on a preferred spot. I build them about the size of an eraser on the end of a pencil, so the horses then can’t cork themselves. The screw-in and drive-in corks are quite tall, so the horse can easily catch itself on the stud, punching a hole into the hoof wall. Some corks are also notorious for falling off after a reset.” When using borium, Bennett welds the cork onto the shoe and then

shapes the shoe for the horse. When he does a reset, he shapes the shoe again. “Those shoes can last a long time. The shoe will wear out before the borium wears out.” While it is impossible to keep horses off frozen ground unless they are kept indoors, some measures can be taken to reduce risks of injury. Sand can be spread in areas where horses have gathered and trampled snow into a slick surface. Check the area around the stock waterer where the tank may overflow or horses slobber the water. Keep it free of ice by chipping it away or use sand. “That’s where a lot of injuries happen because they all congregate around the water, packing it down. Then they start to slip on the ice,” said Bennett. However, Wyatt said owners have to be careful with the kind of sand they use. “You don’t want grit and small pebbles getting into the frog.” An alternative would be to use safety salt, he said. Owners can reduce the amount of snow and ice buildup in barefoot horses by greasing the soles. Oldtime ranchers would use bacon grease, but many now spray the soles with cooking oil. Buildup can be removed with a flat chisel or a tool that has no pointed end. “You sure wouldn’t want to be trying to chisel it out with a nail, or anything sharp,” Bennett said. To avoid an accidental puncture w o u n d , W yatt a d v i s e s ow n e r s against using any instrument to carve out the snow. Instead, lightly tap with a small hammer along the edge of the hoof, where it meets the snow. “The snow then pops right out. You don’t want to start pounding on the snow itself because the pressure will travel right through the snow and put pressure on the sole, and that can cause a bruise,” he said. “A lot of it is just common sense. You don’t want to be tapping away with a four-pound hammer.” FOR A STORY ON HOW NUTRITION CAN AFFECT HOOF HEALTH, SEE PAGE 19


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Don’t create wreck with horse feed Commercial products balanced | Horse owners told to make changes carefully BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

RED DEER — Good nutrition can put a horse on a firm footing. Providing the right levels of trace minerals such as zinc, copper, selenium and manganese in a horse’s diet can build healthy hoofs and strong bones. “We can see changes in the hoof wall when we have had major dietary changes,” Connie Larson, a veterinarian with the animal nutrition company Zinpro, said at the recent Alberta Horse Industry Conference in Red Deer. Home grown feed should be tested to see if supplements are needed. “Be careful what supplements you are adding and why you are adding them.” Follow the directions on the label when buying a complete commercial feed. Producers often decide the commercial product is too expensive and cut it with grain. “You have just undone all the nutrition that the well educated nutritionist for that feed company put into that formulation in balance. You have just undone the balance,” she said. “Horses are resilient and they can survive what you do. Just be careful not to create a wreck with your nutrition.” Changes to the diet can cause foot

problems for a horse. The hoof is a hard capsule that protects the inside of the foot and can handle weight and movement. “It has to be flexible enough that when that horse puts its foot down, it actually can support it. Are we providing the right nutrients to optimize this process?” Strength begins at the cellular level, and trace minerals and other supplements can make a difference. Repairing a damaged foot takes time and depends on the season, genetics and nutrition program. It grows faster in warm weather. Minerals and vitamins The trace minerals — zinc, manganese, copper and selenium — receive the most attention for hoof health to prevent problems that could eventually indicate lameness. The hoof wall contains high levels of zinc, which are necessary for tissue maintenance, growth and repair, as well as development of collagen and keratin, a fibrous form of protein. “Zinc is needed for over 300 different enzyme functions going on in the body,” she said. Copper is needed for the production and maintenance of bone and connective tissue. Copper enzymes bridge amino acids such as methionine and threonine.

“If we have a copper shortage, we will have a weakened hoof wall. You will see more cracking and shelliness in the foot,” she said. Manganese helps build the skeleton. A pregnant mare needs adequate amounts of this mineral to ensure the foal has proper skeletal development. It also helps glue the cells together in a hoof and develops sole thickness. Selenium prevents cellular membrane damage and works with vitamin E on immune function. It also has anti-oxidant properties. Toxicity from selenium can cause cracked or sloughing of hoofs and possibly lameness. Selenium replaces the keratin in the mane and tail hair and the hair breaks off. As little as two parts per million can cause problems. Feed should be tested to assess selenium levels. Vitamin A maintains the integrity of the epithelial tissue in the foot. A deficiency causes inflammation around the coronary band. Toxicity causes fragile bones and abnormal bone deposits, but overdoses are rare. Vitamin E is needed for immune function. Biotin is part of the vitamin B complex. Horses with a deficiency may have a brittle hoof wall. Buildups do not happen because it is water soluble and the horse eliminates it in its urine. access=subscriber section=news,none,none section=news,livestock,none

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College of Agriculture Building. Photo by University of Saskatchewan.

In the last 25 years the college has continued to grow and evolve to meet the needs of today’s world. In 1991, the $92-million College of Agriculture Building was built. In 2006, the college undertook a name change and became the College of Agriculture and Bioresources to better reflect to scope of research and teaching at the college. Following the completion of the College of Agriculture building, the college enhanced its research capacity by investing $13-million in a sixth floor addition, a new greenhouse facility, a gnotobiotic unit, and plant growth equipment. The project benefited from a $5 M investment from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation. Further research capacity was added with the creation of the Pulse Field Lab in 2005 and the Grains Innovation Lab in 2010. A bioprocessing pilot plant with industrial-grade scientific equipment designed to isolate and extract compounds from various plants and crop was developed on the 6th floor in 2010. The development of the Canadian Feed Research Centre, a feed processing centre with commercial and pilot scale is under way in North Battleford. To be completed this fall, the new centre will research, develop and commercialize new and better high-value animal feeds from low-value crops and byproducts from the biofuel and bioprocessing industries. In academics, the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness was approved in 2005 and the Indigenous Peoples Resource Management Program was approved in 2006 followed by the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management in 2007. In research, significant work has been done on the authentication of fruit juices. A new product line, Mitchell’s Gourmet Meat, was developed in the college’s meat processing pilot plant in 1994 and contributed to $22-million in sales after only two years. In crop research, the hairless canaryseed was developed in 1997, which removed the severe itching that can occur when handling canary seed. Red and herbicide resistant lentils were developed in 2004 and after almost 70 years of research the dwarf sour cherry was released in 1999. In soil research, a program resulted in the patenting of soil probes and a new company, Western Ag Innovations. Likewise, animal research on a genetic marker for leptin led to the establishment of Quantum Genetics Inc. From the College of Agriculture Highlights 1911-1986.

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New drill takes multi-tasking to the max One frame fits all | Different machines attach to Ag Systems’ master frame, saving producers money BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

The Ag Systems drill has all the bases covered. It can switch between no-till drill, double disc drill, shank drill, strip till, corn planter, tillage tool, aerator and coulters for sizing corn residue. The frame is engineered to allow all these in-ground options to be switched quickly. The operator simply pulls one mounting pin for each row, removes the current tool, slides the next tool into place and then replaces the pin. The obvious economic benefit to producers is that they can buy one frame that performs many field functions. While some drills have seed bed utilization (SBU) as high as 50 percent, the Ag Systems drill with a 10 inch wide ribbon on 15 inch centres has 66 percent SBU. “That means we cover 66 percent of the field with crop,” said North Dakota inventor LeRoy Richard. “No other drill comes close to that.” Higher SBU generally results in higher yields, he added. In a recent side-by-side trial, Larry Wall of Jamestown, North Dakota, used his John Deere 1890 on 7.5 inch row spacing to seed 1,200 acres of wheat at a rate of two bushels per acre. Richard seeded an adjacent 40 acres with the Ag System drill at a rate of four bushels per acre. “It was a pretty good year for wheat. We hauled to the elevator to check the yield monitor,” Richard said. “Larry got 68 bu. to the acre. Our drill got 110 bu. to the acre. It’s all got to do with seed bed utilization.” The system is in the fourth generation of design, and Richard said it’s now ready for market. He said he was prompted to pursue a new design because the shank type drills he was familiar with pull back when they hit an obstacle, changing the geometry of the opener and the direction in which the seed moves. Designers of other drills have never compensated for that geometric glitch, he added. “But we do compensate for it. If the shovel hits the bevel of a rock, that opener will go vertically straight up in the air 16.5 inches. So the opener is operating with the correct geometry before it hits the rock and the correct geometry for good seed placement when it gets back into the soil.” Richard said most producers had trouble last year getting their chisel plows into the ground, but the farmer who bought the first 30-foot prototype six years ago was running it seven to eight inches deep. “Our shank system uses a heavy duty parallel linkage. You can go from zero trip pressure to 5,200 access=subscriber section=crops,none,none

The new Ag Systems Air Drill performs eight distinct field functions with different in-ground tools. The tools on each row change quickly with the release of a single pin. | RON LYSENG PHOTOS

ABOVE: Six ports on the sweep style opener provide uniform distribution of seed and fertilizer across a 10 inch wide ribbon. LEFT: In addition to the 85 degree sweep opener, the quick release pin on each row permits easy equipment conversion. pounds of trip.” Richard said he studied the relationship between the soil and the speed of the opener before starting to cut and weld. “Let’s say you’re seeding and heading straight east at six m.p.h.,” he said. “The ground is going past that opener at a rate of 8.8 feet per second. It’s as if the ground is heading west past the opener. Our opener fires the seed out at a speed that’s very close in proximity to the speed at which the ground is going past. And in the same direction the ground is going by. You don’t get seed bounce and you don’t send the seed up into dry dirt.” Richard said equalizing the speed

of the seed and the ground means that it’s as if the seed isn’t even moving but merely drops into the trench. A Manitoba producer who studied the Ag Systems drill when it was on display at a farm equipment show in Minot said it uses a wide sweep and distributes seeds almost a foot wide, almost like a narrow Noble Blade. He noted that the wide opener could work well on lighter soils, but may have difficulty in wet clay. The soil may stick to the very flat sweep, making a trench even though the opener has leveling disks. It should be fairly good adding fertilizer while seeding. The sweep is

attached to a parallelogram with a very wide packing wheel for independent shank depth control. In principle, it’s similar to many narrow openers with independent depth control. Drills deep and spreads Richard said the new drill has also benefited from changing recommendations for phosphorus fertilizer. “ Ph o s p h o ro u s d o e s n ’ t m ov e around in the soil like nitrogen. It doesn’t do well in a tight band,” he said. “The universities now are telling us we need to put that phosphorus

about three inches deep but spread it out as far as possible. I think we’ve got the only machine that can do that.” The Ag Systems opener is built like an under cutter. While most sweeps have a 60 or 65 degree angle, Richard designed his sweep opener with an 86 degree angle. The opener has six rear-facing orifices, providing a uniform spread of 10 inches for seed and fertilizer. Richard emphasized that it’s what happens inside the body of the opener that’s most important. It took a lot of work to configure the internal chamber so each of the six holes has the same cubic feet per minute of air under all conditions.





Better germination equals better yield The variety of optional tools and configurations means that many farms would require only one field implement, says Richard.

Ag Systems gives seeds plenty of breathing room BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

“No matter what kind of seed or fertilizer you put down and no matter how much air you put through it, you always get the same volume and the same pattern out the back,” he said. “There are no pockets or bands with a concentration of seed or fertilizer. That means you can put 100 units of N down with the seed and other fertilizer in a single pass and not burn it (the seedlings). It’s all about spreading the seed and fertilizer over a wider area so you have no concentrated areas.” Richard said most drills pack the seed trench with 12 to 15 pounds pressure, but the Ag Systems drill uses only 3.5 lb. per square inch. “We want to just barely seal up the surface to hold the moisture inside. We do not want to compact the soil around the seed,” he said. “Seed needs air. If you pack with 12 pounds, you squeeze the air out. You eliminate the pores in the soil. Studies in the northwest a few years ago showed that germination is better when the seed has room to breath and contact the vapour in the soil.” The drill has out-performed corn planters in side-by-side trials without seed singulation, but Richard said the only way he could convince corn growers to consider his machine was to offer his own singulator. “All meters on the market today can only run 48 to 50 seeds on the plate at a time. One revolution gives you 48 to 50 seeds,” he said. “There are a lot of inherent problems when you start spinning that conventional disc faster. Underneath the meter you’ve got the tube with a three or four inch opening. A seed coming off at 3 o’clock enters the tube at a different spot than a seed coming off at 6 o’clock. And that’s where you get the skips and doubles.” Most row units can handle only 30,000 to 35,000 plants per acre because of that design flaw. And planting speed is limited to 4.5 m.p.h. to keep deviation in check. The recently developed Ag Systems’ singulator is designed to handle 84 seeds per revolution of the plate. In simulated trials, Richard has put down 200,000 plants per acre, with good singulation, at a ground speed of 5.5 m.p.h. Field trials will begin this summer. “Our seed tube is only a half inch in diameter. When the seed comes off the meter, it’s already in the tube. Deviation is very slight.” The optional twin disc opener enables twin row corn on 30-inch centers or 7.5 inch row spacing for solid stand soybeans. On twin row corn, the singulator staggers the seeds to lessen competition between the rows. The drill rides on heavy duty walking tandems front and rear, giving a smooth ride and better depth control in rough field conditions. Richard said the drill works with any air cart. The price is $140,000 plus optional tools. Contact Richard at 701-799-0288.

The first Ag Systems customer averaged a four to five bushel wheat benefit and a three to four bushel soybean benefit compared to his neighbours. LeRoy Richard has sold all four of his prototypes, and they’re all in use on farms today.

His first prototype was a 30-foot unit purchased by distant relative Larry Richard, who has seeded six crops with it. Larry farms Red River Valley clay south of Fargo, North Dakota. Until his recent switch to a straight corn/ soybean rotation, he had used the drill to seed 600 acres of wheat per year plus 1,000 acres of soybeans.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting better yields because we always have better germination. Germination is where it all starts,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the Ag System, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not piling the seeds on top of each other. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice wide ribbon. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of ground so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not fighting each other for moisture, sunlight and nutrients.â&#x20AC;? Larry said the soil feels loose in fields seeded with the Ag Systems drill. There is no crust. He said he particularly noticed the difference six years ago when he did plant population counts for the first time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, I checked a field seeded with a planter. You kneel down on a hard surface when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re counting. Then I went to a field seeded with the drill from LeRoy. Your knees just sink into the soil. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so soft and mellow. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when it really hit me. Soil like that has to be better for the roots.â&#x20AC;? In a 2006 field trial, Larry planted corn with a corn planter equipped with a conventional singulator. LeRoy planted corn with the Ag System drill without a singulator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any self-respecting corn grower would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crazy. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow a good corn crop without a singulator.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But we did it anyway,â&#x20AC;?

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LeRoy said. He used corks to plug two outside holes of the opener so that he was running only a six-inch ribbon with seed and fertilizer. At harvest time, the dedicated corn planter scored 172 bushels per acre,

PRODUCTION while the corn seeded with the Ag Systems drill, without a singulator, scored 205 bu. per acre. Now that Larry no longer grows wheat, his Ag Systems drill has been relegated to the role of heavy tillage tool, with a four-inch twist shovel he runs eight inches deep to work corn stalks into the ground. He also uses it to apply fertilizer, putting down phosphorus with the wide sweep opener while banding anhydrous ammonia. His NH3 setup uses a 20-inch Clymer coulter followed by a narrow knife. He can also set it up for urea if the need arose. He said it takes two guys about two hours to switch the machine from one set of tools to another. It takes a little longer to hook up the NH3 because of the hoses. Many producers in the Red River Valley found it impossible to get their tillage tools in the ground last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had no penetration problems on our corn ground. We were able to get down to eight inches easily,â&#x20AC;? Larry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we did have some issues on our soybean ground. It was so hard we ended up quitting. We have had some problems with the packing w h e e l s m u d d i n g u p w h e n i t â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely muddy. When that happens, we just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use them. Instead, we follow up with a Phoenix harrow.â&#x20AC;?


Razor slices soil for seeds BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anderson Openers, described for decades as big bulky construction bricks made of many small pieces, have changed their public profile as well as their profile in the soil. The new Anderson Opener is a smooth streamlined version that retains the same seed/fertilizer relationship as the original brick. Kevin Anderson retired from the business and son Cory now runs the company. His first order of business was to modernize the original opener design. Cory calls the new opener Razor because of its sharp aggressive action in the soil. It slices through soil instead of pushing it aside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cory made it simpler and smoother so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slick through heavy soils,â&#x20AC;? said Tom Wiebe of Genag Sales in Winkler, Man.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The original Anderson opener was th e ba ckbo ne o f th e co m pa ny through the early years,â&#x20AC;? said Wiebe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their success was based on the fact that UHMW synthetic plates Kevin bolted to the opener prevented mud from sticking to the opener.â&#x20AC;? The new opener still uses a replaceable carbide edge at the front and still works for NH3, liquid or granular fertilizer plus seed. It can also still be used as a one-pass machine. Wiebe said Kevin used a longer tip at the front, but a longer tip meant higher replacement costs. The opener has a shorter tip thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less likely to be damaged and cheaper to replace when it is damaged. The new Anderson opener still puts fertilizer down the middle, with seeds going out to the sides on six or 7.5 inch spread openers. Wiebe said the new openers should carry a list price of about $250. Contact Wiebe at 204-325-5090 or visit access=subscriber section=crops,none,none


Expert skeptical on spreading phosphorus BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Wide row spacing has energy-saving and moisture conservation benefits, but some researchers and drill designers feel it also has negative repercussions because it crowds the plants and fertilizer into such a narrow band. In the late 1980s, North Dakota State Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agronomy Seed Farm at Casselton N.D., looked at applying phosphorus in a wide ribbon.

Wilrich was a partner in the study, supplying the chisel plow. LeRoy Richard worked for Wilrich at the time and was involved in the experiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On wheat, we saw yield increases of 19 to 20 percent where we had the wide ribbon of phosphorus,â&#x20AC;? said Richard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spreading the phosphorus over a wider area gives all the roots better access to it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better seedbed utilization. Phosphorous isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mobile. If you put it in a narrow band, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where it stays and the roots can only

access it right in that band.â&#x20AC;? The 1980s experiment left an impression on Richard, which led him to the wide ribbon opener design on his Ag Systems Air Drill. However, NDSU soil scientist Dave Franzen isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure the wide ribbon is such a good idea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing wrong with a band of phosphorous,â&#x20AC;? Franzen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have seen no research to suggest that spreading phosphorus in a wide ribbon has any benefit to the crop. Personally, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I could recommend it.â&#x20AC;?

When Corey Anderson took over the reins from his dad, Kevin, his first order of business was to re-design the original opener. The bottom plate of the Razor is a UHMW material that prevents mud from sticking to the opener.

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Fertilizer guidelines updated to suit new varieties, inputs Three decades old | Soil conservation, rotations have since improved STORIES BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

New fertilization recommendations for southern Alberta are expected to be ready this spring, replacing Alberta Agriculture data that is almost 30 years old. Researcher Ross McKenzie, who prepared the original data, is now part of a team developing new recommendations. Improved varieties, a wider range of herbicides and disease control methods and better water management from improved irrigation technology have all affected crop fertilizer needs and efficiency, McKenzie told the Irrigated Crop Production Update in Lethbridge Jan. 31. “There’s a lot of things we can do

much better now compared to 30 years ago and as a result, fertilizer response curves that we developed 25, 30 years ago really need to be revisited and improved.” Recommendations will be derived from research undertaken by McKenzie and his colleagues over the last four to six years. One piece of evidence showing the changes in crop dynamics is that control plots yield better than control plots from the 1980s. So, even though modern control plots receive no special treatment in trials, they yield better, partly because of better agronomics and weed control in general, he said. Soil conservation, rotations and higher levels of soil organic matter are additional factors. Nitrogen fertilizer research since

2006 indicates banded nitrogen is 20 percent more effective than nitrogen that is broadcast incorporated, McKenzie said. Side or mid-row banding at the time of seeding has shown best results. As a second choice, banding in late fall with anhydrous or urea is fairly efficient, and McKenzie’s least favourite method is spring broadcast. Studies so far indicate anhydrous, urea and ESN perform equally well. ESN may work best in wet May or June conditions when there is higher potential for denitrification, he said. As always, soil testing is recommended so producers can gauge crop needs against cost and potential benefit. access=subscriber section=crops,none,none

Ross McKenzie of Alberta Agriculture told producers and agrologists attending the Alberta Agronomy Update how to evaluate whether they need to apply phosphate fertilizer. | FILE PHOTO


Trials determine yield losses after optimal seeding date As fire bans were reimposed in some parts of southern Alberta last week and at least one golf course opened for business, farmers’ thoughts may have turned to seeding. Although early seeding is a good idea, February is a little too early, Alberta Agriculture researcher Ross McKenzie said tongue in cheek, noting recent balmy winter temperatures. He told more than 350 Lethbridge area farmers Jan. 31 about research results showing the benefits of early seeding on irrigated crops. A five-year study he conducted

with colleague Shelley Woods on 11 crops in Lethbridge and Bow Island, Alta., showed yield reductions as seeding dates advanced. In plot trials, they first attempted planting around mid-April and then followed with three two-week intervals. Using May 1 as the optimum seeding date and following crops through to harvest, researchers calculated percentage yield loss per day for every day crops were seeded after May 1. “With durum wheat, for every day we delayed seeding after May 1, we

found a 1.3 percent reduction in yields and that becomes quite significant,” McKenzie said. “If you seed May 1 versus May 30, you could lose potentially up to 40 percent of the yield by delayed seeding.” Flax was least affected by seeding dates, but canola had the most dramatic result. However, McKenzie cautioned against seeding canola any earlier than May 1 because of its frost sensitivity. Early dates make sense on irrigated crops in southern Alberta because of available sunlight.

“If you seed May 30, you only have three weeks when the days are getting longer and then the days are going to start getting shorter again,” he said. “If you can seed May 1, you’re going to have seven weeks when the days are getting longer.… You’re actually just tapping into more sunshine energy.” If seeding is possible in mid-April, McKenzie suggested farmers plant their highest value cereal crops first. However, if they can’t seed until May, start with canola and follow it with cereals and then flax. access=subscriber section=crops,none,none

LATE SEEDING LOSSES Percentage yield loss per day for every day crops were seeded after May 1: CWRS wheat: .8 Durum: 1.3 SWS wheat: .9 CPS wheat: 1 Feed barley: 1.3 Feed triticale: .8 Malt barley: 1.2 Barley silage: 1 Triticale silage: 1.1 Canola: 1.7 Flax: .6


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andolin maker Orla Nielsen taps a small plank as he pulls it from a stack in his basement workshop. The warm ringing sound that emerges from that small piece of Engelmann spruce cut high in the mountains coaxes out a smile. “That’s a good sign. You’re going to take your chance on that one.” There are no sure bets in mandolin making, said Nielsen, who has been crafting instruments in his small basement workshop near Markerville, Alta., for the past 11 years. It began as a retirement project after working as a gas plant and field operator. A lifelong guitar player, he was determined that when he had the time he would raise the ante and try to build an F-style mandolin. “I thought I might as well make the toughest of the mandolins to start with, and if it turns out I’ll make some more.” Nielsen’s foray into making mandolins hit all the right notes right from the start. He ranks his first effort as one of his best, and that’s 23 mandolins later. That first one was born out of scrap wood rescued from discarded pallets at a gas plant near Alix, Alta. Despite its humble origins, the mandolin produces a warm and pure sound as he plucks out Bonaparte’s March. “The first one turned out great,” he said. “The second one didn’t turn out very good at all. And the sixth turned out terrible. But the rest have all been in the ballpark.” While his guitar repairing background proved useful, there was still much to learn when it came to mandolins. “The first thing you learn is to sharpen your tools, because there’s a lot of carving in these.” It’s a hobby where fractions of an inch loom large. The centres of the sound board must be a quarter-inch thick in the centre and one-eighth on the edges. He built his own set of calipers so that he could be sure of his measurements. On his latest project, he drilled a hole one-thirtysecondth of an inch off its mark, forcing him to plug and redo it. Reference books helped in the beginning, but not much. Nielsen said the craftsman must develop a feel for each piece of wood. “One is thicker than another. One is heavier. You have to make judgments on all this. If you’re right, you’re happy. And if you’re wrong, that’s the way she goes.” A tap should yield a G note when the top board is shaped. “If you’re in the G, you’re in the ballpark for a goodsounding instrument — hopefully. And I have had some wrecks, believe me.” Nielsen doesn’t count the hours that go into converting pieces of wood into instruments that have drawn praise from professional mandolin players such as award-winning American blue grass musician Rhonda Lea Vincent, who borrows his creations to play in concert. “Three hundred (hours) maximum. Two hundred and fifty minimum. This is all guess work. Believe me, I don’t know. I’ve never put a clock on myself. But to get two done in a winter, I’m down here quite a bit.” Nielsen’s masterworks sell, when he does sell them, for $3,500 or more. He’s also repaired about 20. But money is not why he makes mandolins. He’s done some commissions but has decided never again. “You feel like somebody is waiting and I’ve got to work on it. I’ll not do that anymore.” Instead, he does them in his own time. Once they’re finished, and the instrument is given time to loosen up and provide that warm, full sound that mandolin players love, then he’ll consider offers. What is it that keeps him at such a painstaking hobby? “I like the outcome.… I’m always waiting for this,” he said as he pointed to his latest project nearing completion. Nielsen waves off any suggestion that he’s aiming for a certain number of completed instruments. “Heavens no. The only thing I ever did was try every stinking piece of wood you could find just to see what each does. I’ve done damn near all of them now.” If he has a goal, it is the search for that elusive instrument that surpasses all others. “You’re looking for that one that comes out and does it all.… This one here is not far from it,” he said, pointing to his 19th mandolin. “It’s very close to about as good as you’re going to get them.”

Orla Nielsen plays his first mandolin, fashioned 11 years ago from scrap pallet wood at a gas plant, as others await finishing in his farm basement workshop north of Spruce View, Alta.

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Consumers used to have two choices when it came to sunflower seeds: salted or unsalted. These days seed lovers can choose from a plethora of flavours, from spicy garlic and dill pickle to nacho cheese and jalapeno hot salsa. But while North American consumers prefer a variety of flavours, seed connoisseurs in other parts of the world are particular about the access=subscriber section=news,crops,none

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shape of their sunflower seeds, says Anastasia Kubinec, an oilseed expert with Manitoba Agriculture. She said Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern consumers prefer an elongated seed, but most Manitoba producers grow a round sunflower seed suited for North American tastes. “It’s a round, straight type of confection sunflower, but that’s not the market anymore,” she said. “So, we’re kind of getting left behind.” As part of an effort to tap into the international marketplace, the federal government announced $1.1 million in funding in late January to help the National Sunflower Association of Canada develop new varieties of confection sunflowers. “This investment will help our producers develop and grow new sunflower seed varieties capable of taking on new domestic and international markets,” MP and parliamentary secretary Pierre Lemieux said in a statement. Canadian sunflower producers have seen a decline in yields for the last decade, because farmers have been growing confection varieties better suited for U.S. producers, the national association said in a news release. “Companies that are breeding for Canada are focusing on what they think we want,” Kubinec said. “They’re more focused on their U.S. market.” There are no sunflower breeders in Canada, so the association has contracted a U.S. breeder to develop long shaped varieties of confection sunflowers appropriate for the growing conditions on the southern Prairies. Producing long-shaped seeds should help Canada sell more confection sunflowers to discerning seed consumers in markets outside of North America, Kubinec said. “When you get to Egypt, Turkey and United Arab Emirates, they want a very long type and they only stick one seed in their mouth and crack it,” she said. “They’re very particular … and there are a lot of customs around how they eat sunflowers. It’s not just at a ball game or whatever.” Breeders usually spend years taking a new variety to commercial production, but the association grew and tested a few potential varieties last year in Manitoba. If all goes according to plan, Canadian producers could be growing an elongated confection seed variety in a couple of years, Kubinec said. “There are some new hybrids that are getting pretty close to being complete. So those are the ones we are testing right now. One of them looks pretty good, so if things go well this year, potentially (it) could be seeded in 2014.” Confection seeds represent 75 percent of Canada’s sunflower crop, the sunflower association said in a release, with the majority of production coming from Manitoba. In 2010, Canada produced 68,000 tonnes of sunflowers and 45,500 tonnes were exported, for a value of $33 million.





Gov’t biofuel policy hurting livestock sector: report Level playing field needed | Government policies subsidizing the ethanol industry must be ‘curtailed or eliminated,’ say cattle groups BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

Canada’s livestock industry is welcoming a report it commissioned from the George Morris Centre that concludes the government-supported biofuel industry is hurting the sector. The report argued that higher grain prices caused by competition for wheat and corn from the ethanol industry costs the beef and hog sectors as much as $130 million a year. “This industry, that is created by government policy, results in a stimulant to local Canadian grain demand and higher local grain prices than would have otherwise been the case,” said the report, which was published last week. “Looking to the future, it is crucial for the livestock and meat industry that the policies and programs sustaining the ethanol industry be curtailed or eliminated.” The livestock sector’s growth has already been curtailed and any increase in support for the ethanol industry would do more damage, argued the report. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Pork Council and Canadian Meat Council immediately embraced the findings of the study they had financed.

“The benefit of ethanol should be looked at from the big picture in Canada, not through the single lens of livestock production,” GFO chair Don Kenny said in a statement. “Let’s not forget that the five percent ethanol mandate is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over two million tonnes each year. That is equivalent to taking 440,000 cars off the road.” Kevin Grier, the George Morris Centre’s senior market analyst and lead report author, said the divisions within the industr y were to be expected, depending on whether


farmers benefits from or are harmed by higher grain prices. He said the main purpose was to alert federal and provincial ministers of the impact of their support for ethanol supports. “The ministers across the country

are supportive of the mandate that is the most important prop for the industry,” Grier said. “The primary audience for this study are the ministers across Canada so they can understand that their policy of support for ethanol has a negative impact on the livestock industry that is a huge part of the economy.” He said defenders of the ethanol industry insist that it is subsides in the United States and the huge industry there that affect North American feed grain prices. “This study proves that is wrong, that local feed grain consumption for

ethanol has a real local impact,” said Grier. “This is an industry that exists for, of and by the government. There is nothing market oriented about it.” The report concluded that ethanol plants buy close to 2.5 million tonnes of Ontario and Quebec corn and a growing amount of prairie wheat. Grier said some ethanol subsidies were allowed to expire in the U.S. at the end of January. “This is good news and I hope the message moves north across the border,” said Grier. “It shows for the first time that the ethanol lobby is not bullet proof.”

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“Government policy that favours biofuels production as a purchaser of feed grain favours that industry at the expense of the livestock and meat sector,” CCA president Travis Toews said in a statement. “We aren’t against high grain prices, but we want to compete on a level playing field.” The biofuel industry has received an estimated $250 million in subsidies and is given a guaranteed market that requires at least a five percent ethanol content in Canadian gasoline, said the report. The impact has been to increase feed grain prices by $15 to $20 per tonne in Eastern Canada and $5 to $10 per tonne on the Prairies. The ethanol industry is lobbying for a 10 percent content requirement. Supporters of biofuel production, including Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) and the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, argued that the George Morris Centre study was flawed and over-estimated the effect of grain purchases for biofuel feedstock on the price of feed grain. The GFO accused the report of pitting farmer against farmer when much of the impact of higher livestock feed grain prices is offset by livestock feed produced as distillers grain from ethanol production. It said the report contains many errors and focuses too tightly on the biofuel effect on livestock. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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B.C. plans apple promotion, research agency BY TERRY EDWARDS FREELANCE WRITER

KELOWNA, B.C. — British Columbia fruit growers have taken an initial step toward establishing a national apple and promotion agency. Delegates at the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association’s convention voted Jan. 27 in favour of supporting the first phase of the program, a provincial Apple Research and Promotion Agency (ARPA). “What has been proposed by the BCFGA is the establishment of a provincial research and promotion agency that would act solely as a granting agency for both research and promotional/marketing activities,” past-president Joe Sardinha

said in his executive report at the convention. A new ARPA council would include up to three apple growers, one of whom must be an organic grower, one or two members at large, one member from the Pacific Agri-food Research Centre in Summerland, B.C., and a government representative. The council would fund research and promotional projects in the province. The proposal has a potential to raise $1.4 million for apple promotion and research through an apple levy of up to .09 cents a pound and a processed fruit levy of .02 cents. The levy would be collected at the first point of sale of fruit, which would typically be the packing house but could also be another sales agency or

a retail outlet. “Currently, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick have such systems in place,” Sardinha said. Nova Scotia growers would likely follow suit if B.C. growers approved. Sardinia said the long-term objective is to pursue regulated marketing, but cautioned this would not be easy. “The federal government has been pursuing free trade agreements with Korea, Latin America and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. These trade liberalization talks, aimed at increasing Canadian access to new markets, may ultimately require concessions from existing supply managed sectors that will compromise their existing high tariff trade protection.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none

Food regulations need face lift: report The regulatory system needs to change with the food industry to avoid unnecessary costs, says the report BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

The Canadian food regulatory system, while robust and supported by industry, needs a burst of innovation to keep up with the times, says the Conference Board of Canada. It could include enacting a new Foods Act, the addition of a more vigorous cost-benefit analysis to the access=subscriber section=news,none,none


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system, improvements in measurement of regulatory effectiveness and inclusion of an automatic “sunset clause” that would kill regulations “if their existence is no longer justified.” The report from the board’s Centre for Food in Canada (CFIC) also calls on governments to mesh public regulations more closely with food quality systems and private quality standards created and enforced by the private sector. “It is clear that while the Canadian food regulatory system is strong and considered world class in achieving public policy outcomes, (for example), food safety, there is still room for improvement,” said the report, which was published Feb. 1. “In examining the effectiveness of the regulatory system, the costs of regulatory intervention relative to its benefits need to be taken into account.” The report was published days before the board hosts a national conference on the issue in Toronto featuring national industry, health, academic and regulatory leaders. The Conference Board is one of three national organizations working to develop a national food strategy for Canada. Last year, it created the Centre for Food in Canada as a threeyear project to lead the work. It plans to unveil the results of its work by October 2013. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture and the Canadian Agricultural Policy Institute have also launched national food strategy projects. The CFIC report says players in the Canadian food industry supports strong and effective regulations. “It is widely recognized among industry members and regulators that a high-performance food system requires a strong and enabling regulatory environment, streamlined in a way that reduces unnecessary costs and leverages the work that industry already does on food safety.” It says there is “no appetite in business for significant deregulation of the industry.” However, there are calls for improvement, including a closer integration of public regulation and private food safety systems. The report said the private sector has created its own food safety standards and practices that often exceed public regulation requirements, from the CFA-initiated Canadian OnFarm Food Safety Working Group to extensive quality control systems developed by major food companies. “One of the challenges facing the regulatory system is keeping current with changes in the food industry,” said the report. “If the regulatory system is to rationalize its activities and avoid subjecting companies to unnecessary costs, regulatory agencies need to understand private quality systems and to what extent these systems do, in fact, help achieve national food outcomes.” The study also recommended that Canadian rules be compatible with international regulatory standards





Royalty fee based on production attracts breeders Australia sees research benefits | Research firm CEO says farmers are more willing to try new seed if there is no fee up front BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

EDMONTON — A new funding method has created a cereal research boom in Australia. Steve Jefferies, chief executive officer of plant research firm Australian Grain Technologies Pty. Ltd., says farmers now pay a research fee when they sell the crop instead of paying a fee or royalty when buying seed. He recently told FarmTech 2012 in Edmonton that spending on wheat breeding in Australia exceeds $30 million a year, compared to Canada’s annual wheat research budget of $10 to $12 million. “I think Australia 10 years ago was worse than Canada was. There was a long-term decline in public sector funding,” he said. Dwindling resources, low investment and few young researchers had created a stagnant cereal breeding program and prompted governments and producers to look at changes to research funding. Jefferies said producers led the initiative to change when they pay the research fee. They now pay $2.75 to $3 for every tonne of production. He said the change has helped fund research and encourage farmers to adopt modern grain varieties. Taking royalties only on the production of grain means researchers, and not just farmers, share in the risk of a new variety, especially when crop failure from drought is a reality. “In Australia, there is a lot of crop failure, absolute zero,” said Jefferies. Since 2001, 97 new wheat varieties and 25 barley varieties have been released in Australia. Before that, all wheat and barley lines were developed through public sector research and funding. “Wheat breeding funding is now 100 percent funded through EPR (end point royalties) or shareholder or private equity investment.” Private sector funding is dominant in Europe, Australia and China. “This system has attracted all these big players into wheat breeding in Australia.” Jefferies said farmers are more willing to try new seed varieties and buy more seed because there is no fee on seed purchases. He said 71 percent of the 2010 Australian wheat crop was new wheat varieties and estimates it will be 79 percent in 2011. “It is going up 10 percent each year. I expect it will get to 90 percent shortly.” The adoption of new barley varieties is slower because maltsters are reluctant to change their tried and true varieties. Slightly less than half the barley seeded in 2010 was from new varieties. Barley breeding is now 40 percent funded through end point royalties. Jefferies said farmers were not keen on switching to end point royalties 10 years ago, but the availability of new higher yielding varieties has erased many of their concerns. Farmers are allowed to save seed without paying a royalty. The royalty is deducted when the grain is sold and sent to one of the five private research organizations. Jefferies believes an end point royaccess=subscriber section=news,none,none

alty system is feasible in Canada. It doesn’t require new legislation, but payments and royalties would be covered under contract law. “If it’s brought into Canada, it will bring in investment from bigger players.” Ryan Mercer, chair of the Alberta Seed Growers Association, said the idea of end use royalties in Canada deserves further research. “There are several options being looked at. This is one of them,” said Mercer, a Lethbridge seed grower

who was reluctant to eliminate all p u b l i c funding for agricultural research. “I don’t think there is any secret there is not enough funding going into wheat and barley breeding on the western Prairies,” he said. “It could be argued there is a lot of public good for public investment in varietal research.” Mercer said he would like to take a “three P” approach to agricultural research funding: public, private and producer.

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Experts study how heat hurts wheat yields to improve tolerance A few degrees of extreme heat can reduce the grainfilling period SINGAPORE (Reuters) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Extreme heat can cause wheat crops to age faster and reduce yields, a U.S.-led study shows, underscoring the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population as the world warms. Scientists and farmers have long known that high heat can hurt some crops, and the Stanford Universityled study reveals how the damage is done by tracking rates of wheat aging, also known as senescence. Grain losses from rapid senescence



could reach up to 20 percent, depending on the sowing date, the scientists found in the study, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Lead author David Lobell and his colleagues studied nine years of satellite measurements of wheat growth from northern India, tracking the impact of exposure to temperatures

greater than 34 C to measure rates of senescence. They detected a significant acceleration of aging that reduced the grain-filling period. The onset of

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Snack maker’s label disputed Lawsuit claims the snacks contain oil and corn from genetically modified plants NEW YORK, N.Y. (Reuters) — A New York man has sued Frito-Lay, claiming the company misleads consumers with the claim that its popular Tostitos and SunChips products are made with “all-natural ingredients.” In the proposed class action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court, plaintiff Chris Shake said the snacks actually contain corn and oils made from genetically modified plants. Shake said he paid an additional 10 cents per ounce of chips to buy the allegedly “all-natural” Tostitos and SunChips instead of a product such

as Doritos, which makes no such claim. Independent testing conducted on samples of Frito-Lay products labelled “all natural” uncovered the presence of ingredients, including corn and vegetable oils, made from GM plants, the lawsuit said. Had he known that, Shake would never have paid a premium to buy the “all-natural” chips, the lawsuit said, calling Frito-Lay’s labels deceptive. Frito-Lay spokesperson Aurora Gonzalez said the company was confident the labelling on its packaging “complies with all regulatory

requirements.” However, according to the suit, “genetically modified organisms are created artificially in a laboratory by swapping genetic material across species to exhibit traits not naturally theirs”. The suit estimates the amount of total damages to exceed $5 million. According to the Center for Food Safety, there is no comprehensive, formal definition of the term “natural” when it is used on food labels, with the exception of some meat products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Some Sun Chips and Tostitos packages in the United States are labelled “all natural,” a claim that is being challenged in a U.S. court. | FILE PHOTO


ADM profit dips; job cuts planned CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. has sharply lowered its quarterly earnings and cut its capital spending plans. The U.S. agribusiness giant, struggling with high commodity costs in an extremely competitive environment, made less money in almost all its major units and took a big charge related to a plastic production facility. Companies like Archer Daniels make money by buying, selling, shipping and storing farm products and processing commodities such as corn and soybeans into products like livestock feed. Prices for corn and soybeans are high because of concerns about global supplies, but this does not always translate into strong revenues for agribusiness companies. Commodity trading firms and processors have struggled as volatile markets have increased risks and costs. “Ongoing weakness in global oilseed margins, lower results in corn and poor international merchandising results hurt our second-quarter profits,” chief executive officer Patricia Woertz said. “We are prioritizing capital projects, and we have adjusted our combined capital expenditure and M&A (merger and acquisition) projections from $2 billion to $1.7 billion for this fiscal year,” she said. Earlier this month, ADM said it would cut 1,000 jobs worldwide, or three percent of its workforce, the first broad reduction in company history. In the second quarter, which ended Dec. 31, ADM’s oilseed processing profit fell 22 percent to $253 million. It suffered a loss of $133 million in corn processing, compared with a profit of $399 million a year earlier. ADM said the loss in corn processing included $339 million in asset impairment charges related to a renewable plastic production facility in Clinton, Iowa. The company’s agricultural services segment saw profit fall 63 percent to $158 million on poor international sales and lower U.S. export volumes. Results at other businesses plummeted 85 percent to $31 million. ADM posted overall second-quarter earnings of $80 million, down from $732 million a year earlier. Net sales rose to $23.31 billion from $20.9 billion.

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U.S. cattle sector faces challenges CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Thousands of cows from the Swenson Land & Cattle Co. have roamed the fields of Texas for more than a century, through a dozen dry spells when lakes disappeared and the land died. Yet the drought now ravaging the southern Plains has done what the Dust Bowl could not: chased them off this land and driven them

almost 1,000 kilometres north to Nebraska. As the worst drought in a century stretches into its second year, these ranchers and many of their peers are herding their animals north in record numbers in search of grazing land that is not parched. The shift is fueling a dramatic economic and cultural reshaping of the U.S. livestock industry.

“If we’re going to survive, we have to go north,” said Dennis Braden, general manager of Swenson Land & Cattle Co, in Stamford, Texas, 270 kilometres west of Dallas. Some Texas ranchers have hung on by selling their stock at an unprecedented pace that has reduced America’s cattle herd to the smallest in 60 years. However, many are carving new

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homesteads out of some of the richest grassland in North America, a bid for survival that falls between surrender and hope. In cattle-car convoys that wind along routes cowboys used in the 1800s, this migration is also a stark illustration of the myriad threats facing the world’s future food supply: intense competition for land, increasing demands on limited water

resources and the growing threat of volatile weather. The size and speed of the shrinkage in the U.S. cattle herd has left the industry reeling. The national cattle and calf inventory fell two percent from a year ago to its smallest since 1952, but the herd in Texas dropped 11 percent, or 1.4 million head, the biggest decline in nearly 150 years of recorded data.

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NEWS However, Nebraska’s herd increased four percent, or 250,000 head, in the year to Jan. 1, the most of any state. The state is now ahead of Kansas as the country’s second-largest cattle producer. Demand, supply shrink Today, 7.1 percent of the country’s cattle is in Nebraska, which is the state’s largest share of the national herd since the federal government began collecting data in 1867. At 13 percent, Texas now has the smallest share since 1986. The shrinking supply has extended a two-year rally in Chicago futures prices, raising costs for companies such as Tyson Foods Inc. and McDonald’s Corp. Retail prices are up 20 percent since 2009, with Choice beef topping $5 per pound for the first time ever in November, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show. However, slack demand and soaring feed costs have kept margins tight. While Nebraska offered solace for a first wave of bovine refugees, space is running out, forcing some even further north or west to less hospitable climes. As well, virulent diseases could, if left unchecked, devastate local stock, which has prompted officials to quarantine dozens of herds. Local tensions are already apparent. Some worry about the potential strain on the environment, while others fret over the revival of old rivalries with crop farmers, as well as land-hungry southern cattle producers and investors, which would further drive up record-high farmland values at rural auctions.

“People worry we’re going to see a lot of big Texas cattle and oil money up here,” said Gary Phipps, a fifth-generation rancher who took in several hundred Texas cattle on his family’s spread in Cherry County, Nebraska. Land prices are already going up, he said. “Is it going to get worse?” This great northern migration is also troubling for ranchers and packers in Texas, long the nation’s leading cattle producer. However, the need for the cattle to leave, even if only temporarily for some, is inescapable. The drought has been keenly felt across a wide swath of the south as five consecutive dry seasons were exacerbated by weeks of triple-digit temperatures and raging wildfires. On land where cattle once ate their fill of native grass, ranchers fed their heifers cotton gin trash, hamburger buns and day-old bread as feed supplies disappeared. Even before the Texas state climatologist warned last September that these dry conditions could last until 2020, a group of managers from a dozen large Texas cattle operations met to talk about how to deal with the drought. Braden and Joe Leathers, general manager of the Four Sixes Ranch, agreed to travel north. “We had a couple names and a lot of hope, and that was about it,” said Leathers, who is based in Guthrie, Texas, a ranching community 340 km west of Dallas. After two weeks, and driving thousands of kilometres of country roads and dirt lanes, the men pieced together enough land in Nebraska and four other states for more than 11,000

New plants are springing up in Texas after more than 2.1 million acres burned in wildfires across the state in May 2011. | REUTERS PHOTO cows. It was a patchwork of leases that ranged from one to five years. This January, both men returned to Nebraska on their own, hunting for more land. “If we can find enough land, and the right leases, we’ll stay there for generations,” said Leathers. He doesn’t want to leave Texas, nor do the 75 employees he oversees. Change with the weather However, he said they must adapt to the changes in weather patterns across the United States. The solution is multiple locations to allow trucking the herd to better climes. Weather patterns have shifted in recent years, allowing the sandy soil of Nebraska’s Sandhills to enjoy more rainfall. In Cherry County, where some ranchers are sitting on a three-year stockpile of hay and wild grass, the annual precipitation has averaged 770 millimetres in the past three years, up nearly 300 percent from the state’s drought of 2002, said Al Dutcher, a state climatologist with


the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While ranchers are being steadily driven out of places like Iowa, where cattle and crops battle for the same fertile ground, Nebraska’s richest cattle-grazing country makes for relatively poor soil for corn, which limits competition from farmers. Above all, the area boasts abundant hay, which has been in such short supply that the price has quadrupled. The desperate drive north is only the latest blow for an industry that has been in distress for much of the past decade. Producers nationwide have been squeezed by the surge in corn prices as ethanol makers buy up more than 40 percent of the crop. The decline in beef demand has deepened since the economic meltdown of 2008 and the discovery of BSE in the U.S. in 2003, pulling per capita consumption down 25 percent since 1980. Record export sales and the shrinking herd have helped drive benchmark Chicago live cattle prices up 45 percent over the past two years, but that’s cold comfort for feedlot owners looking at the 80 percent rise in corn prices. The migration also risks piling on costs for ranchers. Though the Nebraska winter has been relatively mild so far, the temperatures out in the fields are still cooler than they are in much of Texas. The typically colder weather means cattle need more feed to keep on their weight through the winter. And competition for land, along with prices, is expected to grow as more out-of-state ranchers and investors vie for grazing land, say rural real estate agents.

Rangeland sale prices in central and western Nebraska, have edged up 25 percent since last summer, said Lee Vermeer, vice-president of real estate operations for Farmers National Co. in Omaha, Nebraska. Land rents have grown also by as much as 30 percent in recent months. Some animals have suffered on the journey north, which can be as much as 1,600 km. Phipps said he agreed last summer to lease part of his land and care for 316 animals owned by a Montana investor whose cattle were in Texas. When the delivery trucks arrived, there were 450 animals, many of them young calves too weak to move. “Those calves, they didn’t make it,” Phipps said. The animals, thin from lack of feed, wouldn’t gain weight. Though the paperwork Phipps received from the owner showed the animals were clear of any diseases, he soon realized many of them had worms. Nebraska agriculture officials, concerned about the spread of bovine diseases that can cause infertility and abortions in cows and heifers, have quarantined more than 70 herds from the south whose owners failed to send the proper health certificates and animal identification data. The USDA said it has launched an inquiry into the matter. State officials have forced some cows to be sent to slaughter, for fear of the unknown. Perhaps the most immediate threat is, simply, that prime grazing land is running out. “I got three calls this morning. I told them, ‘I don’t know where I’d put one more head right now,’ “ said Galen Sherman, a rancher who is leasing space to a Texas rancher for 400 cows.

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DAIRY FARMERS ELECTIONS Bill Emmott has been elected chair of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Emmott served as chair since 2009 and before that was vice-chair from January 2005 to 2009. He has been on the board since 1999. David Murray, who has been a board member since 2006, was elected first vice-chair and Ian Harrop, also a board member since 2006, was elected second vice-chair. Elections were held at the board’s annual meeting Jan. 12.




Australia culls ducks to halt bird flu outbreak Strain found on two farms is not a risk to humans SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) — Australia has decided to kill 24,000 ducks in an attempt to stem an outbreak of bird flu that led to a ban on Australian exports of poultry products to Japan, along with restrictions by other Asian countries. Andreas Dubs, executive director of the Australian Chicken Foundation, said the ducks were destroyed after testing positive to a low pathogenic strain of the virus. The outbreak does not pose the same health concerns as the potentially deadly H5N1 strain, which was first detected in 1997 in Hong Kong and has since devastated duck and chicken flocks in Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Iran, according to Australia’s agriculture department. “The risk to human health is negligible,” it said. “On occasions, low pathogenic avian influenza is detected in wild birds in Australia. This is not an unusual occurrence.” D u b s s a i d t h e o u t b re a k w a s restricted to two farms near Melbourne in Victoria state. Japan’s farm ministry announced a ban on poultry imports from Australia Jan. 27, saying it wanted to prevent the spread of the virus. Dubs said the ban by Japan, along with partial bans of poultry from Victoria by Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam, were over reactions, considering the limited outbreaks of the virus. “This is limited to two farms, one of which has already been depopulated of ducks and the other is in the process,” Dubs said. In 2010, Japan imported one tonne of poultry and 0.6 tonnes of eggs from Australia, according to Japanese trade data. Australia exports four percent of its poultry products to 60 countries, with Hong Kong typically the biggest buyer, Dubs said. Exports, including eggs, chicken feed and other products, are worth $38 million a year, he said. Lab analysis has confirmed that 578 people have been infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus since 2003. Of those, 340 have died, which is a death rate never before seen from a flu virus. It killed six people in Asia in January 2012 — two in China, two in Indonesia and one each in Vietnam and Cambodia — up from zero in the same month in 2011. The World Health Organization said these six people contracted the virus either directly or indirectly from birds, but the virus has not shown any dangerous changes or mutations. “As far as we can see, the behaviour of the virus has not changed, but these continued cases highlight the need for us to continue close surveillance of H5N1, watching for changes in the virus both in the laboratory and on the ground,” the WHO said. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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Food prices still falling The World Bank warns that staples in poor countries remain expensive, resulting in malnutrition and hunger WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — Global food prices are set to decline further in 2012 as a weaker world economy dampens consumer demand while food supplies rise, the World Bank has warned. However, it said a possible rise in oil prices could reverse the trend. The World Bank said prices have declined steadily, but volatility has increased. Domestic food prices in some countries are higher than levels in 2010, keeping pressure on poor households that spend the bulk of their income on food. The World Bank increased its monitoring of global food prices in 2009 during a food and energy price crisis that hit food-importing countries the hardest and highlighted the chronic underinvestment in agriculture in developing countries. The World Bank said its 2011 annual food price index shows prices are still 24 percent higher than in 2010 despite some decline. Global prices fell eight percent in the three months from September to December 2011, ending the year seven percent below December 2010 levels. “The worst food price increases may be over, but we must remain vigilant,” said Otaviano Canuto, the World Bank Group’s vice-president for poverty reduction and economic management. “Prices of certain foods remain dangerously high in many countries, leaving millions of people at risk of malnutrition and hunger.” However, the bank warned that the steady decline in global food prices could be halted if weather patterns

change or if world oil prices rise, pushing up price volatility and demand for biofuel. Price volatility adds uncertainty and keeps prices high because farmers are unsure how to price their products. The International Monetary Fund has warned that global crude oil prices could rise as much as 30 percent if Iran halts exports as a result of U.S. and European Union sanctions. Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz shipping route, which handles 20 percent of oil traded globally.

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Singapore invests in Russian market SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Commodity trader Olam International is partnering with Russian Dairy Company LCC in the dairy and grains business and will jointly invest $400 million in Russia over the next five years. Olam said it will invest up to $75 million in exchange for a 75 percent stake in RUSMOLCO to tap the large and growing demand for dairy and dairy-based products. “Russia is one of the most attractive markets for dairy farming today,” the Singapore-based company said. It cited large supply shortages and low cost of land as the rationale for its investment. Olam said up to $320 million of the $400 million capital spending will be funded by RUSMOLCO along with support from the Russian government. Olam expects no additional equity call on the investment. RUSMOLCO will build a 20,000 milking cow population dairy farm and a 260 acre grain farming operation over the next four to five years. Olam said it plans to double the size of the operation in the coming three to four years, which would enable the Russian firm to have an annual milk output of 500 million litres, from slightly more than 23 million litres. access=subscriber section=news,none,none




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Video alleges abuse at U.S. hog processing plant Extreme confinement | The U.S. Humane Society showed animals being mistreated by employees at two Oklahoma facilities CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Two pig-breeding facilities, one of which supplies Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have been accused of mistreating animals by confining sows in cages during pregnancy. In a video on the Humane Society of the United States website, sows can be seen chewing the metal bars of their cages and struggling to stand up. Some are scratched, bleeding and dead. Paul Shapiro, senior director of farm animal protection at the humane society, said Seaboard Foods and Prestage Farms Inc. were the owners of

the plants in Goodwell, Oklahoma. “When it comes to the treatment of farm animals, few practices are more controversial than the extreme confinement of animals in tiny cages for their entire lives,” he said. The humane society said it is not seeking criminal charges against the companies. “We found gestation crates overflowing with feces and urine because of a backed up sewage system, employees hitting pigs in the genitals and pulling their hair in order to move them from one crate to another, piglets with splayed legs duct-taped

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backed to their bodies,” Shapiro said. Seaboard Foods is the third largest U.S. hog producer and is a supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., while Prestage is the fifth largest U.S. pork producer,

the humane society said. Oklahoma is the fifth largest pig breeding state and the eighth largest overall hog producer, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The humane society called for a halt to the use of gestation crates. Pork producers such as Smithfield Foods Inc. and Cargill Inc. have already reduced use of cages that hold pregnant pigs, but the crates are widely used by Seaboard and Prestage, the animal welfare group said. “This type of extreme confinement is exemplified in the pork industry where breeding pigs are often per-

manently locked inside cages barely larger than the size of their own bodies, unable even to turn around, essentially, for years on end.” Shapiro said investigators for the humane society got jobs at the two breeding facilities late last year and shot video of the conditions. The group said 70 percent of the pork industry confines its pregnant pigs to gestation crates, despite the European Union and eight U.S. states banning the practice. The welfare group advocates group housing for pigs, with pens that allow the animals to move around freely. access=subscriber section=news,livestock,none


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To the end, Railway Association of Canada president Cliff Mackay was focused on arguing that Canada’s railways should not be saddled with more legislation or regulation to force service improvements. On Nov. 22 at the Canada Grains Council grain industry symposium, the clearly ill Mackay hung onto the podium as he defended Canada’s railways against recommendations in the railway level of service review that legal requirements should be implemented as a backup in case shipper-railway negotiations do not improve service. In his last major public speech, Mackay argued that commercial arrangements are good enough. “We believe what we have now is reasonable,” he said. “We don’t think new legislation and regulation is needed to make it more reasonable.” And in a vintage performance, Mackay denied the shipper argument that commercial negotiations are unfair because the national railways enjoy a virtual monopoly in their areas of service. If the railways are monopolies, he said, “how come they have to work so damn hard to make their money?” On Jan. 26, Mackay, 63, died of cancer after a four-year battle. He had been RAC president for almost six years. During the political battle over railway service, one of Mackay’s main adversaries was Bob Ballantyne, chair of the Coalition of Rail Shippers and a former RAC president. “The relationship between shippers and the railways is usually, not always but usually, an acrimonious one,” he said in a Feb. 1 interview. “But our relationship was good and our professional differences did not affect our relationship. Cliff was articulate, a very good defender of those he represented.” Mackay was adept at facing railway industry critics and making his points without creating enemies, said Ballantyne. “He was very good at what he did. He was a key player at a time when the industry was evolving.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none






U.S. conservation land falling due to crop boom

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) — The U.S. government will idle “as many acres as we possibly can” of fragile farmland but record-high grain prices are pulling land into crop production, a senior agriculture department official said. About 6.5 million acres could return to tillage when Conservation Reserve contracts expire this fall. That’s one-fifth of the land in the government’s program and may be the largest turnover ever for the reserve, created in 1985 during an agricultural recession. The United States Department of

Agriculture said it will accept offers from landowners to enroll land in the reserve from March 12 to April 6. Owners receive an annual rent, now an average of $57 an acre, if they agree to idle land for 10 to15 years. The government program is designed to idle land in environmentally fragile areas and along streams and waterways to control erosion. Analysts say U.S. plantings will increase this year, partly because the additional cropland is available and because of continued high crop prices.

Quality over quantity | Poor need proper food to fight malnutrition BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

International food and health specialist Rachel Nugent says it is time for food donor countries and food aid agencies to rethink their food aid priorities. Instead of focusing on getting adequate quantities of food to hungry people or food-deficient regions, the emphasis should be on the quality of food supplied, she said in a late January interview from her University of Washington office.

“I think it is a ver y important moment that we’re at right now because it is clear that the nature of hunger has changed,” she said after an Ottawa speech sponsored by the International Development Research Council. “It’s not quantity but quality that is needed. Organizations that are doing good work in that area have to change in accordance with the need.” Nugent said malnutrition in poor developing countries is not just a question of a lack of food, which usually is the focus of food aid efforts. It is

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whether the food supplied is appropriate. Diseases like hypertension, heart ailments and strokes, which were once considered a developed world condition because of processed foods, stress, obesity and lack of exercise, are now prevalent in developing countries, said Nugent. “We know well in developed countries that we don’t want people to have more food,” she said. “We want them to have a high quality diet but we lose that point when we look at poor countries and we see they need food, so we just want to deliver food to them and we lose the idea that quality is important. We concentrate on getting their bellies full and that takes care of it, but it is more and more true that quality has to be prioritized because even poor people have access to empty calories and that is not what they need.” Nugent said farmers who support food aid agencies such as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are well placed to argue for a change in food aid priorities from quantity to quality. “Groups with a long-term commitment, farmer support and credibility are the ones that can help turn this around,” she said. “Farmers have a lot of political influence and there are politicians interested in bringing health into the food aid discussion and I think farmers could be very, very important in that discussion. They have a lot of knowledge about how to supply high quality food.” Nugent’s criticisms come at a time when there are growing questions about the efficiency of the current system, whatever its priorities. Rich donor countries and food aid agencies face accusations that a slow response to last year’s Horn of Africa crisis led to thousands of unnecessary deaths, despite warnings a year before that drought and war would create hundreds of thousands of hungry and displaced refugees. Last week, the foodgrains bank issued a statement acknowledging that despite millions of dollars of help, its response to the 2011 Horn of Africa humanitarian disaster was inadequate. “We all knew that a crisis was looming a year before it happened,” international programs director Grant Hillier said. “We geared up as fast as we could, but I wish it could have been quicker.” The foodgrains bank said it is “exploring ways to respond more quickly the next time a disaster looms.” However, Nugent said that the food aid emphasis should switch from the idea that there is enough food in the world for all if the system simply made it available to a recognition that sending bulk surplus food, as the United States tends to do as a surplus removal program, is not the answer. “They (developing country citizens) may be eating enough calories but they are not getting enough diversity and micro-nutrients that will allow their brain to develop as well as their body,” she said. “A full belly is not enough.”





Cargill expanding

Ukraine’s crops were damaged by cold weather due to lack of snow. | FILE PH0TO


CHICAGO, Ill. — U.S. agribusiness firms Cargill Inc. and CHS Inc. said they are expanding their joint grain export venture in the Pacific Northwest. Temco, a 50-50 Cargill-CHS venture that operates a facility in Tacoma, Washington, will expand to include facilities in Kalama, Wash., that is leased by CHS, and the Cargill Irving Elevator at Portland, Oregon, the two firms said in a joint statement. The Pacific Northwest is a key export corridor for U.S. wheat, feed grains, and oilseeds heading to Asia, particularly China. Asian demand for U.S. grains is forecast to keep growing and the

companies said in a statement “they are confident the long-term expansion will result in the assets, infrastructure and volume necessary to meet global demand.” Both companies declined to provide details on the size of the expansion. MEXICAN DROUGHT

Corn hit by drought MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) — Mexico’s corn harvest will likely be smaller than expected this year, after coming in below expectations last year, due to a devastating drought, agriculture minister Francisco Mayorga said. The corn harvest is now expected to total 20 million tonnes of white

Mexico’s corn harvest forecast has been slashed by about five million tonnes due to the dry weather. | FILE PHOTO corn and 1.8 million tonnes of yellow corn in 2012, compared with the 25 million tonnes estimated before the effects of the dry weather were fully known.

In 2011, the corn crop fell to 19.2 million tonnes, below the 20 million forecast by the ministry in November of last year, as dry growing conditions took their toll.

Cold threatens Ukraine’s winter crop KIEV, Ukraine (Reuters) — Ukraine’s harvest of winter grains could fall by 42-58 percent to between 10 and 14 million tonnes due to poor weather during seeding and wintering, the state weather forecaster said. Tetyana Adamenko, head of the agricultural department of Ukraine’s meteorological service, said Ukrainian winter grains, which suffered from a severe drought from July to November, now were hit by record cold of -33 C. She noted that fields in the Kherson region and Crimea in southern Ukraine had one to three centimetres of snow while the temperatures there fell to below -20 C. “The temperature last night fell to a critical level for crops of winter barley but we are waiting for even more serious frosts this night — critical for winter wheat,” she said.



China addresses corn import concerns BEIJING, China (Reuters) — China has not changed its grain import policy and will continue to allow an “appropriate volume” of imports, playing down global concerns over rising corn imports by the world’s second-largest consumer, a top government agriculture official said. “There is no change regarding the country’s grain import and export policy,” Chen Xiwen, director of the Office of Central Rural Work Leading Group, the top body which guides the country’s agricultural policy, told a news conference. The country’s purchase of more than three million tonnes of U.S. corn last year sparked concerns the country may become a large importer as it did in soybeans. access=subscriber section=news,none,none

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Open-pollinated corn shows promise for silage Unlike hybrids, the open pollinated corn maintains disease and pest resistance BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

GUELPH, Ont. — Growers looking for independence from the big seed companies don’t necessarily have to sacrifice a lot of yield if they opt for open-pollinated corn. That’s been the experience of Jack Lazor in northern Vermont, where the seasonal heat units range from 2,250 to 2,600, depending on the elevation. Lazor said his Early Riser line yields 100 bushels per acre, compared to the 130 bu. that can be achieved in a decent year with hybrid corn in the mountainous area. The dent-type line was developed by Frank Kutka of North Dakota State University from five synthetic cultivars, including three from the University of Guelph. Synthetic cultivars are usually used in hybrid breeding programs. Lazor has been selecting seed from the Early Riser line to better adapt it to the specific conditions of his growing region. “It has incredible early vigour,” he said. He also feels it may be nutritionally superior to hybrid corn. “When the wild creatures around here leave your neighbour’s hybrid corn alone and decimate yours, that is probably a very good indication of how good your corn is.” Kutka’s research involved planting the synthetic cultivars in the same plot and making selections from the offspring. Lazor also uses a hand-selection process, choosing enough of his best cobs to produce 150 bags of seed. The cobs are dried at 37 C, processed with an old, iron hand-sheller and bagged. Units of close to 90,000 seeds sell for about $110. Lazor said last year’s germination rate was 98 percent. “The biggest thing you’ve got to know if you’re growing for seed: as soon as it makes black layer, get it picked.” Lazor, who milks dairy cows and operates Vermont’s oldest organic dairy, Butterworks Farm, said if he wasn’t so busy, he would monitor his plants more closely during the growing season to make even better selections. His goal is to maintain yield and diversity. Victor Kucyk of Mitchell, Ont., who heard Lazor at the Guelph Organic Conference, is a long-time openpollinated breeder who believes diversity is the key strength of OP corn. Unlike hybrid varieties, he said, these crops maintain their resistance to disease and pests. “With open-pollinated, we have some varieties 160 years old that are still performing well.” Kucyk said farmers are also able to adapt open-pollinated lines to their particular region through careful selection. Loïc Dewavrin, a member of the La co-op Agrobio du Quebec’s seed committee, said many farmers favour open-pollinated varieties for the independence it provides, but he feels increased biodiversity is the access=subscriber section=news,crops,none

most important consideration. “According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, we’ve lost 75 percent of our crop biodiversity over the past 100 years,” he said. The group has launched an openpollinated breeding program based on an initiative from France. Twelve lines were tested in Quebec in 2010 and 22 last year.


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Meat processor says appetite for organic exceeds supply It can take up to five years for a producer to be certified BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

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five years ago. The president of Field Gate Organics says a possible expansion is being considered. Demand is outstripping supply and the farmers involved receive a premium price compared to conventional producers. Ted Soudant told the Guelph Organic Conference in Guelph Jan. 28 that the premium is 30 percent for beef and pork but was even greater when prices for the two commodities bottomed out. “Organic meat is not a commodity. I just can’t go out and get two more trailers of cattle whenever I want,” he said. It’s a good position to be in, but there are challenges. Field Gate has had to work with its farmers to develop a consistent supply, especially for cattle. A strategy was needed to provide retailers a year-round supply of fresh meat. The range in carcass weights had to be narrowed. Quality needed to be improved. Today, 90 percent of the cattle make the AAA grade and weigh 650 to 750 pounds on the rail. Most have around 50 percent Angus bloodlines. Soudant said traceability is a big part of the program. “We can trace every piece of meat back to the animal. When you see one of our trays, you can trace it right back.” Field Gate is looking for organic farmers who can deliver cattle, lambs and chickens. At this point, it has enough hogs. Increasing the supply will not happen overnight. With cattle, it can take up to five years for a new producer to certify a farm and then finish the first organically certified animal.

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Soudant wouldn’t say how many cattle are slaughtered each week, but said the business has a market for 100 cattle per week. “We now have 200 retail stores waiting to come on, if we had the beef.” Cattle, hogs and lambs are processed at the Field Gate processing facility, located not far from London, Ont. There are arrangements with another processor to handle organic chicken. Field Gate Organics was founded in 2003. The original concept was to work with independent processors, but various difficulties arose, including one processor shutting its doors. As a result, the company bought its plant in 2007.





Deer a rare sight in southeastern Saskatchewan Last winter took toll on herd | Harsh conditions in 2010-11 killed off large numbers of deer population, say conservationists BY SYLVIA MACBEAN FREELANCE WRITER

CARNDUFF, Sask. — Residents in southeastern Saskatchewan have noticed a dramatic drop in deer numbers this winter. It has been common in past winters to see herds of 100 to 400 deer foraging on fields in February, but few deer can be found this year. Mick Bakke, a conservation officer with the provincial environment ministry, said deer suffered a major setback last year. “Winterkill took the bulk of our herd last winter (2010-11),” he said. “It was such a long, harsh winter with heavy snow early on and the deer just weren’t able to handle it. The cold spring didn’t help matters any when it came to fawning. But the biggest reason would have been the winterkill.” Large herds of deer had become a common sight in past years near Jack Bryce’s farm north of Arcola, Sask., next to Moose Mountain Provincial Park. “Everything has changed over the last two years,” he said. “We had large herds of deer on our land. Now, we don’t have any deer. Instead, we have herds of elk roaming from the park. They are really hard on our cattle fences.… My

This year’s mild winter will help deer populations recover. | neighbours have seen more bears and cougars.” Wiley Dixon, who farms north of Carievale, Sask., said he has had problems in past years with a large herd of


deer getting into his cattle feed. “We don’t have any deer this year. I haven’t seen a deer for several weeks.” Bakke said the upland game bird populations have also changed.

“We had that late spring snowstorm in 2011 and that was probably as hard on the upland game bird population as the winter proceeding it. There are a few pheasants around, but nothing

compared to last year. They suffered a lot through last winter.” Coyotes, on the other hand, are doing well. “Have we ever had a year when we didn’t have a lot of coyotes?” Bakke said. “Every year there are too many coyotes, is what I hear. The coyote populations aren’t hurting any, that is for sure.” He said local residents have been hunting coyotes and some have set snares. “The predator hunting has had limited success. The coyotes aren’t that hungry. The weather has been so mild that coyotes don’t require the same amount of food intake that they would when it is -30 C. They don’t use as many calories.” Bakke said he has had reports of gophers running about and an angler had a cellphone photo of a frog sitting on the ice at the Rafferty Dam reservoir. “It’s bizarre.” He said this year’s good weather will help the deer population recover. “After coming off of an extremely harsh winter, where we lost so many of our deer, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. They can get out and forage. They are not pawing through two feet of crusty snow. It has been above 0 C. They can sit and soak up the sun.”


New funding helps ag societies attract youth to agriculture BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

Alberta agricultural societies will receive nearly $2 million to help encourage youth in agriculture. Regional agricultural societies in Grande Prairie, Camrose, Lloydminster, Red Deer, Olds, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge will each receive $142,850 to support local programs that encourage youth to become involved in the agricultural sector. Ten percent of the money will be used directly for agricultural youth leadership development or initiatives such as scholarships, training and youth development activities. Alberta’s 284 local ag societies will

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE • Dwayne Beck was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2007. • Beck, who was born in Pierre, S.D., was honoured for developing and popularizing agricultural systems in South Dakota and around the globe that are more “stable, efficient and environmentally friendly.” • Beck’s fellow members of the hall of fame include TV broadcaster Tom Brokaw, Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart and baseball manager Sparky Anderson.



Scientist takes research to the people Farmer/researcher Dwayne Beck | Believers of Beck’s systems-wide approach to research refer to themselves as Beckies BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU


here aren’t many speakers brave enough to tell a room of 250 farmers that they’re wasting their money when they buy a new half-ton truck. However, Dwayne Beck, manager of Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre, South Dakota, isn’t your typical agricultural conference speaker. No one flinched when Beck told producers at the Manitoba North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmers Association workshop in Minot, North Dakota, last month that they would be wise to invest their money in a long-term strategy for their farm rather than spend it on a shiny vehicle. Almost everyone at the Minot meeting had probably heard Beck speak before and knew that he likes to make irreverent comments. As well, the producers knew Beck wasn’t mocking them because he is one of them. “He’s a farmer. He’s doing research but he’s doing it as a farmer,” said Karl Kupers, a grain producer from Washington state, who also spoke at the workshop in Minot. According to its website, the Dakota Lakes Research Farm is a joint effort between South Dakota State University and a non-profit corporation created by area farmers. Check-off revenue and grants fund part of the research but a large chunk of the funding comes from the farm. Beck is expected to manage the farm’s 840 acres as a for-profit enterprise and re-invest all returns back into the farm. Kupers said producers take Beck and his research seriously because he has to operate the farm like a real farmer: trying to earn a profit. Producers take Beck so seriously, in fact, that many farmers in the U.S. refer to themselves as Beckies,

meaning they are true Dwayne Beck believers. “Truly, he has the capacity to influence me. He’s my resource,” said Kupers, who was hesitant to use the term “Beckie” because it gives the impression that he belongs to a cult. Cult or not, Kupers said Beck is more credible than university soil and plant scientists because they focus their attention on a tiny component of production agriculture, such as how a particular pesticide affects beneficial insects in a plot of soybeans. “We can’t manage farms on components … (because) there are gaps or they can run counter to each other,” said Kupers. “I might be able to improve that (specific) part of my farm (operation) through university research, but that doesn’t address the overall issues that I face, daily.” In contrast, Kupers said Beck takes a systems approach that considers the entire farm operation, including profit. “(Instead of) just focusing on a worm, for instance, he’s able to look at the farm and the farmer, because they interact.” Beck said thousands of agricultural scientists in North America have spent decades studying specific aspects of crop production, such as winter wheat hardiness, but that doesn’t mean their life’s work is pointless. It’s just that a producer in North Dakota or Saskatchewan probably doesn’t care about the genetic differences of winter wheat varieties at the molecular level. “It’s not easy and not really appropriate for farmers to be interested directly in that little aspect (of research), other than they want a winter wheat that will survive their conditions,” said Beck. “Kind of like when you start a car. You don’t care why it starts. You just

(Instead of) just focusing on a worm, for instance, he’s able to look at the farm and the farmer, because they interact. KARL KUPERS WASHINGTON GRAIN PRODUCER

want it to start and go.” Beck sees his role as a bridge between real world farmers and the specific and narrow science conducted at universities and agricultural research centres. Operating in the space between science and practical agricultural production makes the research at Dakota Lakes unique, said Dave Franzen, a North Dakota State University extension soil specialist. “What Dwayne does is kind of in the middle,” he said. On-the-farm application Beck said he relies on agricultural experts for guidance and then finds out if the recommendations in a research paper can be incorporated into the farm operation at Dakota Lakes. “We take it from that small scale and put it into the real world. One of the statements I’ve made over the years is, ‘that’s a pretty dog, but does the S.O.B. hunt?’ ” he said. “Because on a farm, eventually you’ve got to have the dog chase pheasants or chase sheep or whatever you do on a farm.” Beck delivered a speech at the Minot workshop that contained two parts irreverent thoughts on agriculture, one part homespun anecdotes and one part research results. For example, he mentioned the

much repeated phrase that farmers will have soon have to feed nine billion people and asked if that really is a food production problem. Maybe the core issue is that the world has too many people, he said. Beck readily admits that he is opinionated and takes risks during his presentations. But when he talks to farmers, it’s clear he isn’t talking down to them. “A good proportion of what I do, in this job, is manage the production enterprise of (Dakota Lakes). When I talk to farmers, I don’t talk to them as a researcher. I talk to them as a farmer,” said Beck, who is also a plant science professor at South Dakota State University. “Farmers prefer to learn from other farmers. If you want to get a room of farmers quiet, get somebody who’s a farmer to talk.” Franzen said it is important for agricultural researchers to treat farmers as equals. Otherwise, farmers can easily be put off by a high-horse message in which a researcher tells a producer how to farm. “He (Beck) is a really, really good listener and I think that’s important. If you listen to what a farmer tells you and if you blow it off, they’re likely to blow you off.” Of course, the bulk of soil scientists, plant scientists and agricultural economics professors in North America don’t operate

farms, so they can’t talk to farmers as farmers. But they can alter the delivery of their research and extension message to make it more relevant to producers, said Owen Roberts, who teaches agricultural communications at the University of Guelph. “If you (a scientist) address the two questions that reporters always ask, ‘so what’ and ‘who cares,’ I think any research can be applicable and understandable to a specific audience,” said Roberts, who is also director of research communications at Guelph. “Has the researcher honed in on the so what, as in what is the advantage here to profitability or sustainability? And the who cares would be, who could use this research to their advantage?” Roberts said most agricultural researchers do treat farmers with respect and aren’t completely focused on impressing other scientists by publishing results in prestigious journals. “I think ag researchers have always been good at reaching out to the farm community,” he said. “I think now they’re getting better at reaching beyond the farm community … to help the public understand the big picture of agriculture and how it contributes to things like the environment and health and rural communities.” As well, not every scientist is going to be an extrovert who loves to present before a crowd of 300 farmers, Roberts said. But that doesn’t mean they have to stay silent in their lab because there are multiple ways to bridge the gap between ag research and farmers. “There are about 10 different ways you can get a message (out),” he said. “You can blog, you can tweet, there is social media … you can write a column in a farm paper.… So let’s not restrict ourselves to producer meetings.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none






Fruit growers get funding Federal and provincial government money will be used to modernize storage facilities in the Okanagan BY TERRY EDWARDS FREELANCE WRITER

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“Through this investment, hardworking tree fruit growers will have the tools they need to modernize their packing house, increase efficiencies, lower costs and grow their businesses,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan. “Our competitors are not standing still.… We’re in a very competitive global situation. We have a quality product and we need to make sure we get that product to the market for the top dollar you deserve. To keep our competitive edge, we need to make sure that the tools you use are state-of-art.” The two levels of government also contributed $5 million to the Tree Fruit Market and Infrastructure Initiative in July 2010. Gary Schieck, chief executive officer of the Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative, said the money would be used to improve the controlled atmosphere storage facility at the Lake Country plant. “Utilizing a more environmentally friendly, lower-cost refrigeration process will enhance fruit quality and yield to the marketplace, ultimately leading to increased returns to our growers.” The modernization, which involves using brine water instead of ammonia as a coolant, is expected to reduce the co-op’s operating costs by $340,000 a year. The co-op’s 700 members grow, pack and ship more than 3.5 million boxes of fruit per year. “This is part of the process we’re moving towards facility consolidation,” Schieck said. “We’re looking at a technological shift in our organization. These funds will allow us to get that ball rolling.” The improvements are expected to take 12 to 14 months to install. Schieck said the co-op’s plans have been in the works for a year and a half. “This is the start of a bigger plan,” he said. “We’ve shut down some facilities in the Okanagan, so we’re trying to move ultimately to two or three facilities of lower cost, higher capacity.” The improvements will use newer technology imported from Europe. “This is part of a big project,” he said. “The project that we’re looking at, to get where we need to go, we’re looking at a $44 million capital expenditure, so whatever funding we can get towards that will certainly help. Our target is to move forward by 2014.” B.C. agriculture minister Don McRae said the funding is intended to streamline operations to better position the province’s apple growers to compete in domestic and international markets. “This province is built on a foundation of agriculture,” he said. “B.C. has been a very competitive province in the world marketplace. Agriculture will continue to benefit from the strength of innovation. It creates more efficient operations, it better positions B.C. apples and fruit to reach domestic and international marketplaces. The investment insures we will put healthy foods on our tables. It stimulates new investment.”





Glyphosate resistant kochia creates challenges Group 2 herbicides off limits | Researchers will survey fields in the Warner area this summer to determine its spread BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Weed scientist Bob Blackshaw asked more than 350 farmers not to shoot the messenger Jan. 31 when he told them glyphosate resistant kochia was living among them. News that the resistant weed had been discovered in southern Alberta was initially released in mid-January, but the Agriculture Canada researcher provided an update for farmers living in the heart of the problem area. “This is the first case of a glyphosate resistant weed in Western Canada.

Not a total surprise to us, but I guess we hoped we were wrong. But we weren’t wrong,” Blackshaw told the biannual Irrigated Crop Production Update in Lethbridge. He said he received a call last August from a farmer near Warner, Alta., who told of kochia survival in a chem-fallow field that had been sprayed twice with glyphosate at a fairly high rate. Such calls aren’t unusual, said Blackshaw, and are usually a matter of chemical misapplication. However, the more he heard about it, the more concerned he became.

“My spidey sense sort of went off on this one, and I thought, ‘OK, I think there’s a good chance it’s real.’ ” He called fellow scientist Hugh Beckie in Saskatoon, who joined Blackshaw to investigate the weeds. They had both previously seen photos of glyphosate resistant kochia in Kansas, first discovered in 2007, and the pattern in the Warner area fields matched those in Kansas. The resistant plants tend to appear in linear patterns because when they become tumbleweeds, they scatter seeds as they roll. The two scientists collected plants

from three fields in three locations owned by three farmers in the region. They tested them, and all samples have proven to be resistant. Blackshaw said research is underway on potential management practices to control kochia, but the herbicide arsenal is smaller than it used to be. “I do just want to remind everybody here that Group 2 herbicides are not going to work on kochia in southern Alberta,” Blackshaw said. That means Refine, Express, Pursuit, Odyssey and Solo will not work on kochia. He said Group 14 herbicides, which have a new mode of

action, might have promise, but studies will reveal more. Though the weeds appeared in fields near Warner, Blackshaw said they aren’t necessarily the initial source. The extent of spread is also unknown so a larger survey will take place this summer. Meetings are planned in Milk River and Foremost March 8 to discuss the problem with farmers. Blackshaw recommended farmers visit, where a questionnaire can help them assess their risk of weed resistance. access=subscriber section=news,none,none


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Mining and oil company trucks don’t deserve all of the blame for creating clubroot problems for prairie farmers. Farmers themselves sometimes cause potential problems by growing crop after crop of canola without regard for the danger. “I think people know what they should be doing,” said Les Jacobson, president of Alberta’s Wild Rose Agricultural Producers. “(But) in a lot of areas it’s canolacanola-canola. They’ve got clubroot. Other areas it’s canola-wheat, or canola-barley. It’s a two-year rotation. They’ve got clubroot. The areas that don’t seem to have problems are the ones where you have extended periods between canola crops.” Farm leaders, speaking during a panel at the Keystone Agricultural Producers association annual meeting in Winnipeg Jan. 25-27, said poor canola crop rotations and heavy resource company truck traffic on fields makes disease spread a serious issue. Norm Hall, president of Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan, said farmers in his province deal with off-farm vehicles from oil companies, water drillers for the potash industry, and a bevy of vehicles from Sask Power, SaskTel, SaskEnergy and “people taking pictures of nature.” The crown corporations and the nature lovers are exempt from Saskatchewan’s new trespass laws, so controlling access to farmland is difficult. Farm equipment dealers that move equipment from region to region could also be a source of clubroot transfer. “We have to talk to the ag dealers association in Saskatchewan, in Alberta, here in Manitoba,” said Hall. “Where is that machinery coming from? We have dealers that span the three provinces. Are they shipping that machinery across?”





Pasture rotation can reduce parasite counts Monitoring is key | Parasites can be managed through crop rotations, pasturing and then seeding fields for hay BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

GUELPH, Ont. — De-worming treatments aren’t the only option when controlling parasites in sheep and goats. Laura Falzon, a researcher at the University of Guelph, said other management techniques can work just as well. Falzon was part of a three-year study involving eight farms in Quebec and 23 in Ontario. Blood and feces were sampled from April to October and over the winter. Necropsies of the lambs were also conducted. “The certified organic farms had low counts in the ewes and the lambs. That came as a surprise to the researchers because they don’t treat,” Falzon said. There are three species of gastrointestinal nematodes (GIN), which live in different locations in the fourth stomach. • Haemonchus, or barber-pole worm, is the worst parasitic threat for sheep and goats. It feeds on the blood and may cause anemia. • Teladorsagia • Trichtostrongylus Eighty percent of the GIN population is found on pastures, while the remainder live inside sheep. Eggs


that shed in the fecal matter can develop into larvae in five days under optimal conditions but may take much longer. Larvae climb plants in the pasture when the larvae reach their third stage, at which point they may be consumed by the animals. Once inside, they mature and lay their eggs, which are subsequently excreted. Falzon said research found that populations tend to peak at certain times of the year. As a result, it’s important to monitor animals for parasite levels. Producers who monitor once a year should do so in June for ewes and July for lambs. While some animals can carry high GIN populations without showing symptoms, others may have diarrhea, lose weight or die. Crop rotation is one way to manage

Producers have options besides de-worming treatments to treat sheep on pasture for parasites. | FILE PHOTO GIN, pasturing a field one year and then using it for hay the next. Most

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Similarly, a pasture can be rotated from sheep and goats one year to cattle and horses the next. Cattle and horses are not susceptible to the parasites. “They’re basically like vacuum cleaners, sucking them up.” A reduced stocking rate can help, as can pasturing different species in the same field. Monitoring may help identify animals with a higher immune response to the parasites, which could be a possible consideration for breeding. Differences in resistance to GIN have been observed between and within breeds. Falzon said a good nutritional program can help animals build resistance to GIN, which may include using bypass protein sources such as corn gluten and roasted soybeans. “It’s like giving vitamins to the sheep so that they can build up their immunity.” Certain pasture species, such as birdsfoot trefoil, may help control the parasites, but palatability can be an issue and some may be toxic to sheep. Researchers are developing antiparasitic vaccines but none are commercially available.


GUELPH, Ont. — Ontario’s processing tomato growers are competing against a region that’s emerged as the world’s low-cost producer — California. Juan Amérzaga, vice-president of the World Tomato Council, says the state is producing canned tomato products for less than its Chinese competitors. And despite cultural resistance, European Union companies have started to import California paste and other products. “That’s like selling salmon to the Nor wegians. It is amazing, but they’re doing it.” Amérzaga told the Ontario Processing Vegetable Conference in Guelph that while California growers may take pride in their accomplishment, they are still looking for higher prices. Mike Montna, president of the California Tomato Growers Association, said a group of six processors has offered $73 a ton, which is up from $68 last year but down from the record high of $80. That’s welcome news for Phil Richards, outgoing chair of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Marketing Board, because the California price has the greatest influence on negotiated contracts in Ontario. “We certainly need an increase in Ontario … to make it a viable crop in the fall,” he said. Ontario prices are normally higher than in California. Grower yields in

recent years have been lower and, with the proximity of highly populated cities, there may be a marketing advantage. Last year’s Ontario prices were set at $93.50 per ton for paste, $102.75 for whole peel and $101.98 for juice. Europe is another major player but its industry is in shambles because of the loss of direct subsidies to farmers. Some farmer-owned co-operatives in Spain have yet to pay growers for the 2011 crop. Other processors are watering down their products.

Only the high-yield producers are going to survive. JUAN AMERZAGA WORLD TOMATO COUNCIL

“Only the high-yield producers are going to survive,” Amérzaga said. California’s success is based on a number of factors. Farmers typically spread costs over thousands of acres rather than hundreds in Ontario, and the dry climates of the San Joaquin and Sacramento valleys means there’s less disease pressure. Some regions have seen a 100 percent switch to drip irrigation, which has reduced costs and increased yields. A shift toward 80 inch beds from 60 inch beds is another cost saver. As well, varieties have improved. access=subscriber section=news,none,none





Sheep group ponders national lamb co-op Putting producers in driver’s seat | Producers not getting benefits of rising retail price for lamb BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

The Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board is testing the waters to see if there is enough interest in forming a national lamb co-operative. “There is an $18 spread of what the producer is getting and what lamb is selling for in the marketplace,” said Terry Ackerman, an Ontario-based consultant who has been hired to develop a business model for a new co-operative. “Our job is to eliminate that spread.” Ackerman said sheep producers have become “price takers, not price setters,” and he believed a national lamb co-operative will help producers make more money. “The reality of it is, in most markets in Canada, producers use terms like, ‘we got rid of my lambs.’ They sell lambs for maybe $2 to $2.25 a pound. The price at retail is $22 to $25 a lb.,” he said. “In effect, what they’re doing is foregoing an incredible opportunity to make more money to increase their farm cash receipts.… While the market is doing very well in lamb, the producers’ real income hasn’t shifted that much.” Gord Schroeder of the development board said the organization’s members asked it to investigate ways producers can add more value to their lambs. The marketing co-op is one thing the board is investigating. Ackerman said 200 producers raising 30,000 lambs a year would be needed to form the co-op. Meetings in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario have attracted more than 300 lamb producers, processors and retailers, he added. The new generation co-op would include membership and production shares. A membership share would cost $500 and would give the owner one vote in the co-op. A production share would cost the lamb producer a onetime fee of $30 for each lamb committed to the co-operative and would need a minimum of 25 production shares, or 25 percent of the number of ewes in the flock. Ackerman said the co-op wouldn’t build its own plant. Instead, it would channel lamb production from three provinces into an existing plant and help raise the price. “When we book plant time, the model works.” Ackerman said the Canadian Lamb Co-operative would also establish extension services to help new producers enter the industry and existing producers expand. Establishing a co-op would also develop a Canadian lamb brand that would help regain Canadian market share now filled by Australian and New Zealand lamb imports. “There is virtually no marketing for Canadian lamb in the market,” he said. “The only brand is New Zealand lamb. That is the brand of Canada.” Ackerman said he hoped to finalize incorporation plans in the next month and then present an offering statement to producers for shares. The co-op could begin purchasing access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none

lambs by this spring or summer. “This is truly an operation that is appealing to producers across the country,” said Ackerman. Roy Leitch isn’t one of them. “I’m not interested in it at all in any shape or form,” said Leitch, who owns Canada’s largest sheep feedlot near Brandon. He said he is tired of moneymaking offers from people who are not putting up any of their own funds. “I want to see their money up front, not mine. I have seen it all before.” Leitch said he recently had a pro-

posal from an Ontario processor that promised an increased price to Leitch, but the proposal collapsed. “If it is such a great idea, why don’t they put up the money? If something goes wrong, they walk away.” Leitch isn’t sure an extra $20 a head is available to producers just by moving the marketing around. What he does know is Canada is facing its largest shortage of lamb in years. “The shortage of lambs is unbelievable,” said Leitch, who hopes the offspring of ewe lambs kept back for breeding last year will soon be com-

ing to market. “We’ve got to have numbers to run a business,” said Leitch, who ships his lambs to five slaughter plants in Ontario and Quebec. “I can’t get enough lambs.” Albert Schemers, a sheep producer from Big Valley, Alta., said his feedlot is almost empty for the first time in years, which he blames on strong demand for lamb at auction markets. “The price is so high I can’t even afford to feed them,” said Schermers, who believes more packing plant

capacity, rather than a co-op, is needed to help boost sheep numbers. “We had a co-op at Innisfail, but that didn’t work,” said Schermers, referring to the Alberta Lamb Cooperative plant that has been sold several times and is now operating as SunGold Specialty Meats. The number of sheep and lambs in Canada has started to climb after years of decline. Statistics Canada reported ewe numbers increased by almost four percent from 81,000 head in January 2010 to 84,200 in January 2011.

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Miticide strips interact | Treating bee hives with one chemical, then exposing them to another can increase toxicity to dangerous levels BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

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WINNIPEG — A quick glance at a bottle of Tylenol makes it clear that acetaminophen and alcohol don’t mix because the combination can cause liver damage. Medical doctors know about the Tylenol-alcohol threat and many other dangerous pharmaceutical combinations, yet little is known about the interaction between the chemicals used to treat bees for parasites and disease, says a University of Nebraska entomologist. Marion Ellis, who spoke at the annual Canadian Beekeeping Convention in Winnipeg last month, said his research has proven that certain chemicals shouldn’t be used in combination because the insecticide interactions can be deadly for bees. He said beekeepers have injected a host of chemicals into beehives to control the spread of varroa mites since the pests became an issue in North America 25 years ago. Products include Checkmite, Apistan, Apivar, Thymol, oxalic acid and formic acid. Beekeepers don’t use miticides in combination, but Penn State entomologists have found that residues build up in the beeswax, which can cause interactions. “We’re getting quite the array of things that are there (in the beeswax) and have the potential to interact,” he said. “You have a legacy of what you have done in the past.” Ellis said a U of N colleague, Reed Johnson, has found that two kinds of miticide strips interact in a negative fashion. When he treated bees with coumaphos, the chemical in Checkmite, and then exposed the bees to tau-fluvalinate, the active ingredient in Apistan, the fluvalinate became two to 32 times more toxic to the bees, depending on the Checkmite dosage. It’s difficult to determine in real world conditions how much bees are exposed to coumaphos before a beekeeper treats a hive with Apistan, but Ellis said the Penn State survey indicated both chemicals are present in commercial beehives. “Fluvalinate was found in 97 percent of the samples, coumaphos in 98 percent of the samples.” Ellis said the two chemicals interact and become more toxic to bees

because of a group of enzymes called P-450. The enzymes, which are found in most living organisms, degrade and eliminate toxins that might otherwise destroy cells inside a human, a rat or a bee. However, bees have fewer P-450 enzymes than other creatures and are more susceptible to toxins. “Plants produce a lot of chemicals to prevent insects from eating their tissues, so (plant eating insects), by necessity, needed more of those (enzymes),” Ellis said. “Pollen and nectar are very low in these (toxic) plant chemicals, so that’s one reason why honeybees are a lot less able to deal with these toxins than other insects and other organisms.” However, the enzymes also degrade man-made chemicals, which means harmful interactions between miticides are possible. If the enzymes in bees are detoxifying because of exposure to chemical such as coumaphos, they aren’t available to deal with the introduction of another chemical like fluvalinate. “The strip continues to release the toxin and it’s not being broken down, so it just builds up and builds up (in the bees),“ Ellis said. “If (beekeepers are) looking at interactions between miticides… the coumaphos and fluvalinate combination is the one (they) should be most cautious about.” Although Ellis didn’t say so, Johnson thinks there might be a connection between chemical interactions in the hive and colony collapse disorder, which has destroyed hundreds of thousands of American beehives over the last several years. Another deadly chemical combination for bees is Group 3 fungicides and miticides. Ellis has studied Group 3 fungicides applied to orchard and vegetable crops. He said bees should not be treated with miticides if they have been used to pollinate an orchard where trees were treated with a Group 3 fungicide. “If you pre-treat with prochloraz (a Group 3 fungicide) and then expose them to fluvalinate, the fluvalinate becomes nearly 2,000 times more toxic to the bees,” he said. “(Therefore, beekeepers) should avoid using P450 detoxified miticidal drugs when bees are likely to be exposed to those Group 3 fungicides.” access=subscriber section=news,none,none


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Tributes/Memoriams ...............0100 Announcements ...................... 0200 COMMUNITY CALENDAR British Columbia ................... 0310 Alberta...................................0320 Saskatchewan ......................0330 Manitoba ...............................0340 Airplanes ................................. 0400 Alarms & Security Systems .... 0500 ANTIQUES Antique Auctions .................. 0701 Antique Equipment ...............0703 Antique Vehicles ...................0705 Antique Miscellaneous ......... 0710 Arenas ..................................... 0800 Auction Sales .......................... 0900 Auction Schools ...................... 0950 AUTO & TRANSPORT Auto Service & Repairs ......... 1050 Auto & Truck Parts ................ 1100 Buses ..................................... 1300 Cars .......................................1400 Trailers Grain Trailers ...................... 1505 Livestock Trailers .................1510 Misc. Trailers ........................ 1515 Trucks 2007 & Newer ......................1597 2000 - 2006 .......................1600 1999 & Older....................... 1665 Four Wheel Drive ................ 1670 Grain Trucks .........................1675 Semi Trucks ..........................1677 Specialized Trucks .............. 1680 Sport Utilities.......................1682 Various ................................ 1685 Vans ....................................... 1700 Vehicles Wanted ....................1705 BEEKEEPING Honey Bees ........................... 2010 Cutter Bees............................2020 Bee Equipment & Supplies ... 2025 Belting ......................................2200 Bio Diesel & Equipment...........2300 Books & Magazines ..................2400 BUILDING & RENOVATIONS Concrete Repair & Coatings ................................ 2504 Doors & Windows ................. 2505 Electrical & Plumbing ............2510 Lumber .................................. 2520 Roofing .................................. 2550 Supplies ................................ 2570 Buildings .................................. 2601 Building Movers ....................... 2602 Business Opportunities ...........2800 BUSINESS SERVICES Consulting ............................. 2901 Financial & Legal .................. 2902 Insurance & Investments...... 2903 Butcher’s Supplies .................. 3000 Chemicals................................. 3150 Clothing: Drygoods & Workwear ...........3170 Collectibles ..............................3200 Compressors ............................3300 Computers................................3400 CONTRACTING Custom Baling ....................... 3510 Custom Combining ............... 3520 Custom Feeding .....................3525 Custom Seeding .....................3527 Custom Silage ....................... 3530 Custom Spraying...................3540 Custom Trucking ................... 3550 Custom Tub Grinding .............3555 Custom Work .........................3560 Construction Equipment..........3600 Dairy Equipment ...................... 3685 Diesel Engines..........................3700 Educational ..............................3800 Electrical Motors...................... 3825 Electrical Equipment ............... 3828 Engines.....................................3850 Farm Buildings ........................ 4000 Bins .......................................4003 Storage/Containers...............4005 FARM MACHINERY Aeration ................................ 4103

Conveyors ............................. 4106 Equipment Monitors ............. 4109 Fertilizer Equipment .............. 4112 Grain Augers ..........................4115 Grain Carts .............................4118 Grain Cleaners ....................... 4121 Grain Dryers ...........................4124 Grain Elevators ......................4127 Grain Testers ......................... 4130 Grain Vacuums .......................4133 Harvesting & Haying Baling Equipment ............... 4139 Mower Conditioners ............4142 Swathers ............................. 4145 Swather Accessories ........... 4148 H&H Various.........................4151 Combines Belarus .................................4157 Case/IH ............................... 4160 CI ..........................................4163 Caterpillar Lexion ............... 4166 Deutz ................................... 4169 Ford/NH ................................4172 Gleaner .................................4175 John Deere ............................4178 Massey Ferguson..................4181 Python ................................. 4184 Versatile ...............................4187 White ................................... 4190 Various .................................4193 Combine Accessories Combine Headers................ 4199 Combine Pickups ................ 4202 Misc. Accessories ................ 4205 Hydraulics .............................4208 Parts & Accessories ............... 4211 Salvage .................................4214 Potato & Row Crop Equipment ............................4217 Repairs .................................. 4220 Rockpickers ............................4223 Snowblowers & Snowplows .......................... 4226 Silage Equipment .................. 4229 Special Equipment.................4232 Spraying Equipment PT Sprayers ......................... 4238 SP Sprayers ..........................4241 Spraying Various................. 4244 Tillage & Seeding Air Drills .............................. 4250 Air Seeders .......................... 4253 Harrows & Packers .............. 4256 Seeding Various .................. 4259 Tillage Equipment ............... 4262 Tillage & Seeding Various .............................. 4265 Tractors Agco Agco ....................................4274 Allis/Deutz..........................4277 White .................................4280 Belarus ................................ 4283 Case/IH ............................... 4286 Steiger ............................... 4289 Caterpillar ........................... 4292 John Deere ........................... 4295 Kubota ................................. 4298 Massey Ferguson................. 4301 New Holland ........................4304 Ford ................................... 4307 Versatile ............................ 4310 Universal ..............................4313 Zetor .................................... 4316 Various Tractors .................. 4319 Loaders & Dozers ...................4322 Miscellaneous ....................... 4325 Wanted .................................. 4328 Fencing .................................... 4400 Financing/Leasing ...................4450 Firewood .................................. 4475 Fish & Fish Farming...... ...........4500 Food Products .......................... 4525 Forestry / Logging Equipment ...............4550 Fork Lifts & Pallet Trucks ........ 4600 Fruit / Fruit Processing ............4605 Fur Farming .............................. 4675 Generators ................................4725 GPS ........................................... 4730 Green Energy.............................4775

Health Care .............................. 4810 Health Foods ............................ 4825 Heating & Air Conditioning....................4850 Hides, Furs, & Leathers ...........4880 Hobbies & Handicrafts ............4885 Household Items......................4890 Iron & Steel ..............................4960 Irrigation Equipment ...............4980 LANDSCAPING Greenhouses .........................4985 Lawn & Garden .....................4988 Nursery & Gardening Supplies ............4990 LIVESTOCK Cattle Auction Sales ......................5005 Black Angus ......................... 5010 Red Angus ........................... 5015 Belgian Blue ........................5030 Blonde d’Aquitaine ............. 5035 Brahman ..............................5040 Brangus ............................... 5042 Braunvieh ............................ 5047 Brown Swiss ........................5049 BueLingo ............................. 5052 Charolais ............................. 5055 Dexter ..................................5065 Excellerator ......................... 5067 Galloway .............................5070 Gelbvieh .............................. 5075 Guernsey .............................5080 Hereford ............................. 5090 Highland ..............................5095 Holstein ............................... 5100 Jersey ................................... 5105 Limousin............................... 5115 Lowline .................................5118 Luing.....................................5120 Maine-Anjou .........................5125 Miniature............................. 5130 Murray Grey .........................5135 Piedmontese ....................... 5160 Pinzgauer .............................5165 Red Poll ................................ 5175 Salers....................................5185 Santa Gertrudis ................... 5188 Shaver Beefblend.................5195 Shorthorn ............................5200 Simmental ........................... 5205 South Devon .........................5210 Speckle Park.........................5215 Tarentaise ........................... 5220 Texas Longhorn ....................5225 Wagyu.................................. 5230 Welsh Black ..........................5235 Cattle Various ..................... 5240 Cattle Wanted ..................... 5245 Cattle Events & Seminars ....5247 Horses Auction Sales ...................... 5305 American Saddlebred ......... 5310 Appaloosa ............................5315 Arabian ................................ 5320 Belgian .................................5325 Canadian ..............................5327 Clydesdale ........................... 5330 Donkeys ................................5335 Haflinger ............................. 5345 Miniature............................. 5365 Morgan .................................5375 Mules ...................................5380 Norwegian Fjord ................. 5385 Paint ....................................5390 Palomino ............................. 5395 Percheron ............................5400 Peruvian ..............................5405 Ponies..................................5408 Quarter Horse ......................5415 Shetland .............................. 5420 Sport Horses ....................... 5424 Standardbred ......................5430 Tennessee Walker ............... 5445 Thoroughbred .....................5450 Welsh ................................... 5455 Horses Various ....................5460 Horses Wanted .................... 5465 Horse Events, Seminars ...... 5467 Horse Hauling .....................5469 Harness & Vehicles ............. 5470 Saddles.................................5475

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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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MGK AERO: LIGHT aircraft and engine parts, satisfaction guaranteed. Altona, MB, CESSNA 180B, 2700 hrs on air frame, 204-324-6088. new engine and prop, 55 hrs on engine 1961 CHAMP 7HC converted to 7GC, TT still break-in stage. new leather uphosl1325.2, Lycoming 0-290-D2, 135 HP, very tery, updated panel 396 GPS, weather and strong motor, SMOH 1395.2, I-com radio moving map, Ponk gear, 4-way intercom, and 2 place intercom, new tires, very good new 850 tires, long range tank, no float fitfabric, good glass, Sensenich 74 DM-0-52, tings, great performer. $88,000. Edmon$28,000. 204-845-2418, Elkhorn, MB. ton, AB. 780-887-0107. NEED YOUR CESSNA thrush air tractor 1946 J3 CUB, TT 2142, 494 hrs on 65 HP, wings rebuilt? Phone 204-362-0406, damage to right wing, good fabric on rest, Morden, MB. good tires, skylight. 204-845-2418, Elk1969 CHEROKEE 140, 4464 TT, 450 horn, MB. SMOH, very nice and clean, always hangared, up to date service, 4-place inter- 1974 CITABRIA 7GCBC, 1570 TTSN, com, 5” GPS. 204-638-1571, Dauphin, MB, 150 HP, new radio and XPDR in 2003, NDH, always hangared, 2nd owner since new, excellent condition, $39,000. Call LOOKING FOR AN AIRCRAFT? We have C h a r l i e a t 3 0 6 - 2 5 7 - 3 8 0 0 ( w o r k ) , extensive experience importing aircraft 306-221-3800 (cell), Allan, SK. since 1978. We will help you find and import the aircraft you’re looking for. Thomas AERIAL SPRAY OPERATION FOR SALE Aircraft Maintenance, Edmonton, AB., 1976 Agtruck 4561TTAF, VG’s, STOL, Sat780-451-5473, loc, Crophawk. CofA, No damage, Lots of 1974 SKYMASTER P-337G, 2300 TT, extras. Complete tri-axle mix trailer engines approx. 600 hrs. SMOH, extensive w/1250 gal. water and 500 gal. fuel tanks annual complete, $90,000 firm. Phone and pumps, chem handler III, 48’ storage R i c k W i l d f o n g 3 0 6 - 7 3 4 - 2 3 4 5 o r trailer, loading dock, 2- 1650 gal. water tanks, 1000 gal. fuel tank, chem. pump, 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. 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 . 2003 DIAMOND DA20-C1; 2006 Diamond $120,000. Will sell separate or all together DA20-C1. w/GNS 430 and GTX 327 trans- Call Troy 306-327-8600, Kelvington, SK. ponder. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB. Email:

1956 FORD 600 with 3 PTH cultivator, 1976 PIPER PA-23-250 Aztec “F”, 3135 PTO, $3500; Early 1940’s MF #30 row TTAF, 773 TSO, Garmin GNS 530, full De- crop, rebuilt motor, painted, $2600. I c e . C a l l J o h n H o p k i n s o n & A s s o c . 306-642-3888, Assiniboia, SK. 403-637-2250, Water Valley, AB. JD BR, $12,000; JD AR, $8000, both LYCOMING 0-320E2A chrome cylinder, completely restored. 306-332-2536, Fort certified tag, c/w piston and rings, valves Qu’Appelle, SK. and gasket set. Ready to install, $1000. 306-445-3690. North Battleford, SK. Email: BUYING TRACTOR CATALOGUES, brochures, manuals, calendars, etc. Edmonton AB. Barry 780-921-3942, 780-903-3432. 1947 CESSNA 120, 5007.3 TT, 488.7 ANTIQUE TRACTORS: Large assortment of SMOH, 124.4 STOH, annual Aug. 16/2011, JD’s: 620, R’s, D’s, G’s, 80. 50 to choose prop: 5 yr. inspection due Mar. 31/12, from. 204-522-8140, Melita, MB. Com: King K97a, intercom: Davis Clark, 1500A skis, Garmin GPS, $25,000. Terry WANTED: EARLY 30’s Toro sickle mower 780-672-5163, Les 780-781-3994, Cam- tractor w/Model A engine or Chev engine. rose, AB. Call 403-256-1211, Dewinton, AB. 2 1948 BOLENS RIDEMASTERS: 1 with moldboard plow, cult., disc. 1 w/rare front mount sickle mower. Ground up restoration, $1900 each. 403-226-0429, Calgary, AB. Email: 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 . 403-616-6610,

1952 U MINNEAPOLIS, big fenders, pulley, hand clutch, good tires, needs paint, runs good. 306-883-2727, Spiritwood, SK. ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaranteed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5.

TUNE-RITE TRACTOR PARTS: New parts for old tractors. Tires, decals, reproduction parts, antiques and classic. Western Canada Steiner dealer. Don Ellingson, LARGE ANTIQUE AUCTION: February 18th, 1-877-636-0005, Calgary, AB. 10 AM, 345 Broadway street West (sign ENGINE SEIZED UP IN STORAGE? building). 400 items, one consignor. For 90+% success freeing up stuck and frozen pictures and information 306-782-0787 or pistons, $19.95 + S&H/kit. 100% guaranvisit: teed.

20 HP RUSTON OIL elevator engine, 90% WA4 WAGNER 4 WD engine runs very r e b u i l t o n b i g h o m e m a d e c a r t . S N good. Open to offers. 204-736-4207, C.Y.No.336255, asking $8000. Surrey, BC. 204-981-7516, Brunkild, MB. Tony at 604-575-6234, MOLINE JETSTAR 3, gas, 3 PTH, loader, bucket, manure fork, tire chains, good 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., cond., $7200. 204-848-2254, Onanole, MB. 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, WANTED FOR PARTS: JD 65 PT combine, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 feeder chain and drive belt. Phone John GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. 780-354-8499, Beaverlodge, AB. or email: Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. 6- W6 TRACTORS, 2 for $1000, 4 for WANTED: ORIGINAL ELECTRIC wind$1000, or 6 for $1800. Other small trac- shield wiper motor for 1929 Model A Ford. tors. 403-504-0468, Medicine Hat, AB. Ph. eves. 780-542-5136, Drayton Valley AB WANTED: 2 MAN CHAINSAWS, also the 1957 MERCURY 2 ton truck, exc. cond., old heavy weights. Complete but need not asking $1800. 306-946-3806, Watrous, SK. run. Any make. 204-749-2118, Miami, MB. WANTED: FORDS 1928 to 1934 in any conCOCKSHUTT 1650 w/Ezee-On loader with dition. Contact Mark or Rod toll free at: bucket, blade and pallet forks, fair cond. 1-888-807-7878. for age. 1550 Cockshutt for parts. $4500 for both OBO on either (will sell separate). 1965 SPORT FURY, 2 dr. hard top, 3 spd. Malcolm 306-270-6600, Hague, SK. auto, 318 wide block, buckets, console, $5000. Keith 306-532-4892, Wapella, SK. WANTED: FARMALL H tractor w/attach. in good working order. 250-843-7359, WANTED: 1970-1973 FIREBIRD or 250-782-0220, Dawson Creek, BC. Trans AM, any condition. 306-862-8518, IH 650 DIESEL, IH 660 diesel, both run- Choiceland, SK. ning, 1 with all new rubber, best offer. 1957 GMC 9900 series, HD S/A, 50-60’s Phone 403-504-9607, Medicine Hat, AB. (“nail head” Buick V8), nice cab, 5&2 trans, when parked, not seized. Cool 1937 JD MODEL BR, complete and in Running good condition, in heated garage, $5200. truck, $675. 403-644-2191, Standard, AB. Pics available. 250-428-4758, Creston, BC. 1984 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88, dsl., 2 dr. 1950 DAVID BRADLEY TRI-TRAC restored, hardtop, no rust, never winter driven, exc. blade, $3000 OBO. 403-226-0429, Calgary, running cond., $4000 OBO. 204-766-2643. AB. Email: ENGINE SEIZED UP IN STORAGE? WANTED: OLIVER HG 42 (Cletrac) or OC3 90+% success freeing up stuck and frozen Crawler or parts Crawler. 403-548-6637, pistons, $19.95 + S&H/kit. 100% guaranteed. Medicine Hat, AB.

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WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales brochures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, JOIN THE AUCTION ACTION TEAM!! Saskatoon, SK. Collectible Coin and Stamp Action, Sat., Feb. 18, 1:00 PM, Spiritwood Legion Hall. BORDER CITY COLLECTOR SHOW, Sale conducted by Boechler Schira Lloydminster, SK-AB, March 10-11, 2012. Auctioneering. Phone 306-883-2727 or Featuring antiques, farm toys, dolls and cell 306-883-7827, Spiritwood, SK. or Fred who knows what else? Mark your calendar 306-883-2797, 306-883-7368. PL#312429 now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re celebrating our 20th year with more space available for exhibitors in the recently renovated Stockade Convention Centre. For info contact Don at 306-825-3584 or Brad at 780-846-2977. For doll info call Deb at 780-875-8485. WANTED: RED INDIAN oil sign. Phone 306-931-8478.



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2325 Preston Ave.S. SASK ATO O N WANTED: VERY LARGE antique anvil, 200 lbs+, must be very good to excellent w/no cracks or welds. Brand names such as Peter Wright, Viking, Eagle and will look at others. 306-862-5475, Nipawin, SK.


USED ZAMBONI AND Olympia ice resurfers for sale. Parts, sales and service. 403-830-8603, 403-271-9793, Calgary, AB

SUPREME AUCTION SERVICES will auction the RM office building (Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle street) and the RM shop (10th Ave.) in the town of Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle for the RM of South Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle on Thursday March 8th at 7:30 PM at the seniors center, Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle, SK. Contact Ken McDonald 306-695-0121 or Brad Stenberg 306-551-9411. PL# 314604 SHELDONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HAULING, Haul all farm equipment, air drills and swathers. 306-961-9699 Prince Albert SK PROFESSIONAL CLEANING: Machinery and Autos for Auction preparation. Will travel to your destination. For more info. call 306-460-4451 at Eatonia, SK.


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2006 FORD F450, 4x2, 24 passenger bus, diesel engine inoperable. $2,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. SCHOOL BUSES, 20 to 72 pass., 1991 and up, $2500 and up. Phoenix Auto, 306-858-2300, Lucky Lake, SK. DL 320074

1994 LINCOLN SIGNATURE, all leather, loaded, 270,000 kms, good cond, asking $2500 OBO. 306-342-4528, 306-441-5127, Cochin, 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. 2005 BUICK ALLURE w/On Star, 30,000 kms, immaculate cond, asking $25,000 OBO. 306-693-9885, Moose Jaw, SK.

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2009 CANCADE DAKOTA, tri-axle, 3 hopper, safetied until August, farm use only, $42,500. 204-842-3617, Birtle, MB. 2004 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailers. safetied until Sept/12, 24.5 rubber, new: tarps, dual cranks, bearings and sprockets on all 4 hoppers. exc condition. $48,000 plus GST. 306-587-7909, Pennant, SK 2001 LODE-KING ALUM. Super B, alum. rims, new rubber, air ride, exc. condition, $48,000. 403-647-7391, Foremost, AB. Southern Industrial is the proud supplier and service shop for Neville Built trailers.


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2009 LODE-KING PRESTIGE Super B grain trailers. Excellent shape. Call 306-494-7131, Kerrobert, SK. 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. 1992 DOEPKER 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tandem grain trailer, spring ride, Michelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8â&#x20AC;? augers c/w 1994 Freightliner FLD120, N14 Cummins, 10 spd., wet kit. 306-738-4511, Riceton, SK. 2006 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CASTLETON tandem axle open end grain trailer, 76â&#x20AC;? side walls. Esterhazy, SK. 306-745-2415 or 306-745-7168. 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. 1-2007 WILSON SUPER B; 1-2004 LodeKing Super B, steel combo. Both grain bulkers. 306-648-7766, Gravelborg, SK. 1995 MERRITT SUPER B grain trailers, excellent shape, $25,000. 306-441-7776, Meota, SK. 2007 LODE-KING SUPER B Prestige, alum. wheels inside and out, auto greasers, $53,500. 306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK.

1997 SUNDOWNER GOOSENECK stock trailer, 6.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bed, asking $8500. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK. 2009 DURALITE 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; alum. gooseneck, like new, hauled horses only, 3000 miles total, asking $15,000, no tax. Phone Brent 306-232-7810, Rosthern, SK. 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 WWW.DESERTSALES.CA Canadian made trailers horse/stock, cargo/flatdeck, Norbertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trailers now in BC. Triple stage ground loads now in stock. Phone 1-888-641-4508, Bassano, AB. MR. Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TRAILER SALES, Norberts and Rainbow, lease to own. Ph. 306-773-8688, Swift Current, SK. NEW BLUEHILLS GOOSENECK stock, 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $11,700; 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $10,900. Call 306-445-5562, Delmas, SK. TRAIL KING 7x18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; gooseneck cattle trailer, 2 yr. old floor, good shape, $2500. 204-847-2262, Foxwarren, MB.

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2011 CORN HUSKER grain trailer, 11R22.5, aluminum rims, 84â&#x20AC;? side walls, 102â&#x20AC;? wide, 43â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long. Loaded, hopper vibrators, like new condition, $35,000. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 2011 WILSON HOPPER, 43â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx84â&#x20AC;?Hx102â&#x20AC;?W, super single, air ride, inflation system on tires, air ride, new tarp, alum sub frame, $32,000; 2008 Timpte trap opener, both sides, 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx72â&#x20AC;?Hx102â&#x20AC;?W, new recap tires, air ride, ag hoppers, perfect for Michel auger for seed tender, $27,000; 2006 Wilson, 41â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx78â&#x20AC;?Hx96â&#x20AC;?W, alum wheels, SS back, air ride, $26,000; 2006 Timpte, alum wheels, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx78â&#x20AC;?Hx96W, SS back, air ride, alum sub frame, $26,000; 2010 Wilson, 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx78â&#x20AC;?Hx102â&#x20AC;?W, air ride, ag hoppers, perfect for Michel augers for seed trailer, $32,000; 2006 Wilson, 41â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx78â&#x20AC;?Hx96â&#x20AC;?W, ag hoppers, alum wheels, alum sub frame, SS back, air ride, $27,000. For more information call: 204-736-4854 or go to: Sanford, MB.

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2008 TRIDEM CANUCK gravel trailer, rebuilt. New Endura plastic paint, tires 80%, new main cylinder and 5th wheel plate, new front neck, $45,750 OBO. 204-825-7560 Cartwright, MB. 1986 KING EQUIPMENT lowbed, deck 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;8â&#x20AC;?W plus outriggers, 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;?L, dropdeck, beavertail, 50 ton capacity, MB safetied, triple axle, 275/70R22.5 tires, detachable gooseneck with reconditioned cylinders, 4 new bushings in suspension, FOB $30,000. 204-795-9192, Plum Coulee, MB. HEAVY DUTY OILFIELD trailer. Fully insulated, heated, 3-phase power, great onsite storage. 403-947-3767, Beiseker, AB. 2002 BERGEN 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel flatdeck trailer with beavertails, torsion flex axles, plus bale racks, new tires, good condition. Call 306-597-2115, Togo, SK. UNUSED 2012 BWS 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; end dump tandem air ride, elec. tarp, 11R22.5 radials. Trades welcome. 306-621-0425, Yorkton, SK. WANTED: 2 USED Arneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; end dump g r a v e l t r a i l e r, i n a n y c o n d i t i o n . 204-376-2340, 204-641-1350, Arborg, MB. DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. QUALITY USED/CLEARANCE TRAILERS Enclosed, flatdecks, dumps. Like new! 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trailtech dump trailer, 2-7000 lb. torsion axles, slide in ramps, roll tarp. Like new! $9,995. Call Flaman Trailers in Saskatoon 1-888-235-2626 1990 ARNIES TRI-AXLE single drop lowbed, $25,000. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB. AFFORDABLE TRAILERS. Call Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. NEW ARC FAB PLATFORM trailers in stock, 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 36â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; w/woe dolly wheels. Dealer inquiries welcome. Call Gary at 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB, DOUBLE DROP LOWBEDS: Tandems, triaxles, detachables, 30-60 ton, $10,000 to $35,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. WAYNEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TRAILER REPAIR. Specializing in aluminum livestock trailer repair. Blaine Lake, SK, 306-497-2767. SGI accredited.

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ONE 42”X14’X8’ all steel grain box, w/hoist and pump, red, 3 piece tailgate, 1976 model, $1800; 52”x15’x8’ all steel grain box, w/hoist pump and tarp, swing open tailgate, 1980 model, blue, good condition, $2300. 306-259-4843, Young, SK.

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ATTENTION: READY FOR sale/lease, 2007 Wilson Brute 48’ alum. combo stepdeck, sliding front axle, ratchets, new 22.5 rubber, $26,900. 306-242-2508, Saskatoon, SK. Financing info Gord 306-934-4445. 24’ GOOSENECK TRI-AXLE, 21,000 lbs., $6490. Bumper pull tandem equipment: 18’, 14,000 lbs., $3975; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3090; 16’, 7000 lbs., $2650. Factory di- 2000 BRUDER BUILT gooseneck pickup rect. 1-888-792-6283. trailer, 24’ deck. Strap winch tool box, recondition 2011 April. New brakes, tires, vg NEW FELLING 100,000 LB. GVW tri-axle condition, can deliver, $5200. Phone: air ride, step deck trailer. Would make 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. ideal NH3 trailer or tender trailer, asking PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and $24,500 OBO. 306-621-0425, Yorkton, SK. bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest now 2006 CARGOMATE 20’ enclosed car hauler, o w n t h e b e s t . H o f f a r t S e r v i c e s , 5000 lb. axles, side door, rear ramp door, 306-957-2033, black w/wo inside mtd. 8000 lb. winch, ATTENTION: Lowbeds, dropdecks, vans, very low miles, like new. 306-666-4807, flatdecks, grain, tankers, car haulers, belly Golden Prairie, SK. and end dumps. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK 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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2008 DODGE RAM 1500, crew cab, 4x4, 5.7 litre hemi, tow package, new windshield, excellent condition, 160,000 kms, $13,500. 306-452-7201, Wauchope, SK. 2001 IHC 4900, DT530, 300 HP, 10 spd., alum. wheels, 176,000 miles, West coast truck, fresh Sask. safety. New CIM BH&T, $46,900. Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 2003 FREIGHTLINER FL80 tandem, 7 spd., Cat diesel, air ride, 20’ ultracel BH&T, low miles, US rust free truck, $57,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 2011 GMC SIERRA SLE, crewcab, 4x4, 34,000 kms., On-Star, loaded, $27,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. NEW 2011 DODGE 2500 diesel crewcab Laramie, longbox, 4x4, retail $65,515.00, n o w $ 5 0 , 9 9 5 . H e n d r y s C h r y s l e r, 306-528-2171, Nokomis, SK. DL #907140. 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.

Toll Free 1-888-834-8592 - Lethbridge, AB Toll Free 1-888-955-3636 - Nisku, AB 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.


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.

3 FOR SALE! 2001 Freightliner FLD120 2001 GMC TOPKICK, Cat diesel, Allison double bunk, 550 HP, C15 Cat, 18 spd., auto, single axle, 17’ B&H with new roll 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 $21,900. 1993 Freightliner FL120, 9 spd., 2007 DODGE 3500 HD dually, crewcab, tarp. 306-338-2674, Kuroki, SK. Cummins L10E, fresh safety, was $15,900, 4x4, 6.7 Cummins dsl, 6 spd manual, Laranow $12,900. 1979 Old School Freightliner mie, loaded, heated leather, sunroof, COE8164, 13’ box, 13 spd., fresh safety. chrome pkg, Jake brake, all new tires, Lots of chrome/ alum. and lots of it, was trailer pkg., 174,927 kms, mint condition, $13,900 now $10,900. All prices negoSK truck, $28,000 or will consider truck on tiable. 306-522-7771, Regina, SK. trade. 204-564-2527, Shellmouth, MB.


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2005 CHEV 3500 white crewcab dually, longbox, Duramax diesel w/leather, show room cond., only 14,000 kms, 1st $38,500 takes it. 306-764-7657, Prince Albert, SK. 2006 FORD F-150 XLT, 4x4 SuperCrew, 1 owner, 5.4, remote start, tow pkg., box liner and cover w/lock, 183,000 kms, very good cond. 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK.

1996 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLT loaded, PW, PL, PM, power seats, etc., good shape, 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

2005 IH 9400 w/IFX Cummins 10 spd Autoshift, 12’s and 40’s, A/C, Jake, cruise, alum. wheels, 20’ BH&T, very nice truck, $57,500; 2007 Freightliner, 450 HP Mercedes, 10 spd., Autoshift w/clutch, 20’ BH&T, rear controls, A/T/C, jakes, 12/40 axles, alum. wheels, $68,500; 2001 Mack 460 HP Mack engine, 10 spd., Autoshift w/clutch, A/T/C, alum. wheels, 20’ BH&T, rear controls, 8 new rear tires, $53,500; 2003 IH 9200, Cat 400 HP, 18 spd., new 18’ BH&T, rear controls, $51,500; 2001 Western Star, ISX Cummins, 10 spd., 19-1/2’ BH&T, rear controls, $49,500; 1998 IH 9200, N14 Cummins, 460 HP, 13 s p d . , n ew 2 0 ’ B H & T, r e a r c o n t r o l s , $46,500; 2010 36’ grain trailer, air ride, alum. wheels, new cond., $33,500. All trucks safetied. Trades accepted. Arborfield, SK. Ph 306-276-7518, 306-862-1575 or 306-767-2616. DL #906768. 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 w/new CIM B&H, tarps. 306-270-6399, Saskatoon SK. DL #316542. 2006 IH 9200, AutoShift w/clutch, 475 ISX Cummins, w/BH&T; 2004 Mack Vision 460, 18 spd., new 20’ B&H, with elec. tarp; 1997 Mack CH 613, 400, 18 spd., alum. b u d d s , w i t h n ew 2 0 ’ B H & T. P h o n e 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL #905231.

WANTED: ONE TON crewcab dually dsl. Would trade Mazda B2600 4x4 SuperCab dsl, and/or 1991 Ford Ranger 4 WD SuperCab, 4.3 V6 GM diesel. 403-443-5092, Three Hills, AB.

1995 DODGE 2500, 4x4, 5 spd., 5th wheel h i t c h , b r a ke c o n t r o l , $ 8 0 0 0 O B O . 306-445-5485, Battleford, SK.

2006 KENWORTH T800, AUTOSHIFT 10 2003 FORD F250, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, ext. spd., new B&H, ISM Cummins, very clean cab w/lift kit, good shape, $8949.50. Call truck; Also, available trucks w/ISX Cummins and no box. 204-673-2382 Melita MB 306-330-9114, Golden Prairie, SK. 2005 DODGE 3500 SLT, dually, 4x4, 5.9 Cummins, auto, 4 dr. quad cab, longbox w/canopy, loaded, remote start, 5th wheel, GPS and Bluetooth, many more extras, $27,000 OBO. Phone 306-370-1603, Dalmeny, SK.

1979 GMC 7000, 16’, CIM box, tarp, 427 V8, HD 5+2 trans., 10.00x20, air brakes, $8500. 780-753-6969, Hayter, AB. 1980 INT. 1710, 3 ton, cabover, 16’ steel grain B&H, Michel’s roll tarp, motor and trans not in good cond., $3500. Phone 306-222-2877, Aberdeen, SK. 1985 MACK w/20’ ultracel box, w/seed funnel box divider, engine needs work. 306-232-4921, Rosthern, SK. 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. 1996 FREIGHTLINER FL80, tandem, auto trans, Cat diesel, 2010 19’ Neustar B H & T, p l a s t i c f e n d e r s , $ 4 8 , 0 0 0 . 306-773-7941, Wymark, 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.

2003 STERLING TANDEM dump truck, 345,000 kms, fresh safety and service, rebuilt 13 spd. Fuller trans, air ride cab, fuel efficient Mercedes engine, engine brake, solid truck, $65,000 OBO, offers considered. 403-826-8161, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK.

2007 KENWORTH T2000, 475 HP Cummins, 13 spd., 1.1 million kms, 22.5 tires, new paint, new rubber, pintle hitch ready, rear hoist controls, 20’x68” high box w/Michel’s tarp, air ride, cab, Jake, cruise, elec. windows, mirrors, etc. $52,500 OBO. 204-825-7560, Cartwright, MB. AUTOMATICS, AUTOMATICS, 20052006 FL Columbias, new 20’ B&H, $50,000. 306-563-8765, 306-563-4160, Canora, SK.


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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 2008 IH 9900I, 500 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 22.4” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, 72” m id -ris e bu n k , 750,000 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 2007 M a c k Ra w hid e , 460 HP M a ck , 18 s p , 12 fron t46 rea rs , 24.5” a lloy w heels , 228” W B, 4:10 g ea rs , 4-w a y d iff. lock s , 60” m id -ris e bu n k , 639,587 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 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 3-2006 W e s te rn S ta r 4900, 450 HP M erced es , 10 s p A u tos hift3 p ed a l, 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , m id -ris e bu n k , 1.1M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,000 3- 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 , 1,163,000 – 1,349,000 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 2005 W e s te rn S ta r Low M a x, 475 HP Ca tC15, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 3:58 g ea rs , 244” W B, m id -ris e bu n k , 1,254,000 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 2005 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 , 1.5M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,000 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 2001 S te rlin g , 430 HP Ca tC12, 15 s p , 12/ 40, rem ova ble fla t-top bu n k . $18,000 d lr# 0122.

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2008 MACK PINNACLE, 613 CHU, w/16’ gravel box, power tarp, 24.5 tires, 18 spd, eng. heater, 12 front, 46 rears, 480 HP, pintle hitch ready, 525,000 kms, loaded, $69,500. 204-825-7560, Cartwright, MB. 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. TRI-DRIVE, 1999 Paystar 5000, N14, 18 spd, 448,000 kms, long frame, good cond, $49,500. 403-345-3156, Coaldale, AB.

1985 KENWORTH W900 gravel truck, 16’ box, 400 Cat, 15 spd., plumbed for pup, very nice condition; 2008 F350 King Ranch 4x4, loaded, boxliner. Will take older backhoe or payloader on partial trade. 306-338-2674, Kuroki, SK. 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. 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.

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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 BALE DECK TRUCK 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, sleeper, $18,000. 250-426-2113 between 8 and 5 PM; 250-424-5592 eves, Cranbrook, BC 2005 IHC 9900, 450 HP Cummins ISX, 13 spd., mid-rise bunk, 1.1 kms; 2005 IHC 9200, 450 HP Cummins ISX, 10 spd Eaton Self Loading and Unloading Bale decks, 3 pedal AutoShift, mid-rise bunk, 1.3 kms. from 10 bale units for single axles to 306-270-6399 Saskatoon, SK. DL #316542 18 bale units for tandem and tri-drives. We will install on your truck or source a 2005 VOLVO 630, 465 HP, 13 spd., new truck for you. Order with or without a steering tires, 1.4 million kms. Truck is in pup trailer to double your hauling excellent condition, asking $24,500. 204-362-4874, Mordon, MB. capacity. 2007 AND 2005 IHC 9900i’s, 18 spd’s; 2006 IH 9200 daycab and bunk, 10 spd., Eaton Autoshift w/clutch, 475 ISX Cummins; 2005 Peter, Cat, 18 spd., clean; 2003 W-900L KW, Cat, recent work orders; 2004 IH 9400, Cat, 18 spd.; 2003 Mack Best Selling Farm Body in Canada in CH613, Super 40’s, 4-way lock, 460, 18 Steel or Aluminum – Surprisingly spd., also 2001 w/40 diffs; 2002 T-800 competitive cost – with or without KW, M-11 Cummins, 10 spd.; 2001 Westmatching pup trailer. ern Star, 4964, N-14 Cummins, 13 spd.; 1999 IH Cat, 18 spd.; 1996 Volvo 425, 13 1990 FREIGHTLINER 120, day cab, 18 s p d . 3 0 6 - 3 5 6 - 4 5 5 0 , D o d s l a n d , S K . spd., 46 rears, wet kit, 425 Cat, $8000; DL #905231. 1998 Freightliner 120, Integral sleeper, 18 spd., 46 rears, 550 Cat, air ride, $13,000. 2007 FREIGHTLINER CLASSIC, 515 De204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB. troit, 3-way lockers, 70” mid-roof, 24.5 rubber, 770,000 kms, asking $58,000. Call 1992 PETERBILT 357 tandem, 525 HP, Dave 306-536-0548, Rouleau, SK. Cat, 10 spd.w/4 spd. auxilary, AC, air ride, 615,000 kms, Braden winch, vg, only 2007 WESTERN STAR 4900FA, 550 Cat, 18 spd., 46 rears, 63” highrise bunk, bunk $24,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. and eng. Espar heaters, injectors done at 1994 FREIGHTLINER FLD120, N14 795,000 kms, all new brakes, 851,000 Cummins, 10 spd., with wet kit, c/w 1992 kms. Selling w/2007 WILSON SUPER B Doepker 36’ tandem grain trailer, spring fully enclosed, dual openers, vented hopride, w/Michel’s 8” augers. 306-738-4511, pers, load lights, most tires new, all in exc. Riceton, SK. shape. Complete unit for $135,000. 1994 FREIGHTLINER, 3406 Cat motor, 403-308-6642, 403-345-4763, Coaldale AB $14,000 spent on engine, new front tires, 2008 VOLVO VNL670, 485 Volvo, 18 $13,000 OBO. 403-823-1894, Morin, AB. spd., 13.2 and Super 40 rears, 243” WB, 2001 CH613 MACK 427 HP w/sleeper, 61” high rise bunk, leather interior, loaded, 18 spd. Eaton trans., 4-way lockers, moose moose bumper, Webasto heaters, fridge guard, new virgin tires, 893,000 kms, ask- and microwave. Excellent cond. w/recent ing $29,900. Had to go to more HP for Su- all new injectors, turbo and EGR cooler, per B’s. Call Daryl cell: 306-297-8481; 940,000 kms., $50,000 OBO. Provost, AB. 780-753-6690 or 403-359-4122. home: 306-296-4712, Shaunavon, SK. 2001 INTERNATIONAL 9200, 430-470 De- A F F O R DA B L E T RU C K S. C a l l L a r r y at troit w/Eaton auto shift, new tires w/full 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. senders, good shape, well maintained, MILK HAULING TRUCKS and tankers, cur$20,500. 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK. rent MVI, in nice condition: 2000 Western 2002 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA, day Star $25,000; 2006 Western Star $50,000; cab, C12 Cat, 10 speed, air ride, air cond., 1990 Ford tank, 15,000 litres, $27,000; premium, no rust, Calif. truck only 1988 Abby A train, 38,000 litres, $30,000; 1987 Brenner, 24,000 litres, $19,500; 2000 $34,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. Westmark B Train, 44,000 litres, $70,000. 2002 INTERNATIONAL 9900i, 475 Cat, 250-830-7596, Black Creek, BC. 7 2 ” b u n k , n ew t i r e s , f r e s h s a fe t y. 306-264-3794, Meyronne, SK. Shown w/optional silage extentions & aluminum body & rims.

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AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 2002 STERLING 400 Cat, 9 spd., single 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, axle, only, $14,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. SK. DL #316588. 2003 IH 9400i, Cummins 435, 72” bunk, COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL MFG. for 13 spd., 40 rears, 1.15M kms, $23,000. grain box pkgs., decks, gravel boxes, HD 306-424-2690, Montmartre, SK. combination grain and silage boxes, pup trailers, frame alterations, custom paint, 2004 W900 KENWORTH, C-15 Cat, sincomplete service. Visit our plant at Hum- gle turbo, 46 rears, 18 spd., exc. cond. Call 780-990-8412, Edmonton, AB. boldt, SK or call 306-682-2505 for prices.

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. 1999 IHC 2674 tandem axle, c/w Cattelac 820 feed mixer box, very clean, $42,500. Phone: 403-746-3354, Stirling, AB.

2001 9400 IH heavy spec truck, front 20,000 lbs, rears 46,000, full 3-way lockers, 18 spd. trans, Cat engine 470 HP, single turbo, only 168,000 kms, MB safety, $59,000 OBO. Ph. 204-743-2324, website at Cypress River, MB.

2003 FORD EXPEDITION Eddie Bower Edition, 150,000 kms, fully loaded, $12,000. 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK. 2011 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED, 4X4, V6, leather, 11,000 kms! $29,900. Cam-Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

1985 FORD 9000 tandem deck truck, 19’ deck, L10 Cummins engine, 9 spd., 22.5 rubber, no rust, southern USA truck. Factory air tag axle, 12 front, 40 rears, 1 owner truck, newer rebuilt engine, new seat, pintle hitch and air lines for trailer. Great water or liquid truck, good condition. $15,500, SK safetied. 306-259-4843, Young, SK.

1999 IHC 2674 tandem axle c/w Cattelac 820 feed mixer box, very clean, $39,500. Phone 403-756-3354, Stirling, AB. CAN-AM TRUCK EXPORT LTD., Delisle, SK, 1-800-938-3323. 1985 IHC S1900, DT 466 inframed, 5&2 spd., 23 rears, will take 16’ BH&T, $15,000; 2000 KW T800, N14 Cummins, 18 spd., 46 rears w/4-way, wet kit, $24,000; 2000 KW900, C15 Cat, 18 spd., 46 rears, w/4-way wet kit, $24,000; 1999 IHC 9200, 60 Series, 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 387, Cummins 530, 18 fronts, 46 rears, 4-way locks, 40” s l e e p e r, 9 0 0 , 0 0 0 k m s , c l e a n t r u c k , $48,000; 1987 IHC 1954 single axle tractor, DT 466, 10 spd., $7000; 1994 FLD120, 40” bunk, Series 60, 13-40, new inframe 2009, $15,000; 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 w/new 21’x64” Cancade box, $75,000; 1999 Freightliner Classic N14, 18 fronts, 46 rears, wet kit, $18,000; 2001 Volvo cabover, Cummins 325 HP, Allison auto, will take 20’ box, $18,000; 1998 Western Star, 475 Cat, 13 spd., 16 fronts, 69,000 rears, w/locks, new CIM 24’ silage grain unit, $80,000; 1985 IHC 1954 w/HydroVac unit, only 58,000 kms, $24,000; Gen sets available. Financing available OAC. for other listings. DL #910420.


2006 E150 FORD passenger van, 140,000 kms, 5.4 gas engine, very good condition, AC , h e at , P W, t o w h i t c h , $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 . 204-226-7289, Sanford, MB.

RETIREMENT SALE: Available June 2012! Ready for production. Approx. 100 beehives in good equipment, a limited number of nucs, Approx. 350 full depth supers with white comb, 50 frame Maxant extractor, wax melter, Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty w/hyd tailgate, etc. Contact Larry Richardson 306-374-8130, Saskatoon, SK. Email: PACKAGE BEES and queens from West 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 available. March, April, and May delivery throughout Canada. 306-534-2014(B), 306-534-4462(H), Spy Hill, SK.

POLISURROUNDS 690 and 385 with nests. 7 5 p o l i s h e l t e r s , va r i o u s m a ke s . 204-435-2253, Miami, MB. WANTED: BEAVER NESTS, backs and corners. Maurice Wildeman 306-365-4395, 306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK. WANTED: PLASTIC BEE Dome shelters ( E g g e r m a n ) , p ly wo o d n e s t b a c k i n g . 204-444-3002, Oakbank, MB. WILL DO STYRO block cocoon removal. Maurice Wildeman 306-365-4395, 306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK.

USED BELTING, 12â&#x20AC;? to 54â&#x20AC;? wide for feeders and conveyors, 30â&#x20AC;? wide by 3/4â&#x20AC;? thick for lowbeds in stock. Phone Dave, 780-842-2491 anytime, Wainwright, 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, 1â&#x20AC;? boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, all in stock. Custom sizes on order. Log siding, cove siding, lap siding, shiplap, 1â&#x20AC;? and 2â&#x20AC;? tongue and groove. V&R Sawing, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. CEDAR AND PINE LOG CABIN LOGS, Sidings. T&G V joint paneling. Fir flooring, beams, special orders. Rouck Bros, Lumby, BC. 1-800-960-3388,

CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no exposed screws to leak or metal overlaps. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, churches, pig barns, commercial, arch rib building and residential roofing. For info. call 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK

MUST SELL! NEW, never constructed, TORO steel straight wall steel building. 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Wx60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lx18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;H with 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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. 1 5 0 8 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A N C H O R S fo r s a l e . P h o n e 780-514-0842, Alsike, AB. STEEL BUILDING SALE. Inventory discount sale. 30x40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 42x80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 100x100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Erection available. Must sell. Will deal. 40 year paint. Source # 1O2. 1-800-964-8335.

PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. Moving all types and sizes of buildings. Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS, LOANS for new and existing farms and businesses. 1-800-226-7016 ext. 10. COMPLETE HAY HAULING business, incl. loader w/engine heater, 4 truck trains, w/spare semi. Complete customer list throughout SK. and MB. Plus flax haul. 204-729-7297. 14 ACRES of commercial land located on #1 Hwy. just outside of Swift Current, SK. Contact Greg Belof 306-596-7654, 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. WELL ESTABLISHED AG BUSINESS, supplement your income with seasonal work, owner retiring, serious inquiries only. Reply to: Box 5560, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. U P G R A D E D H OT E L , Bowsman, MB, $375,000. Phone Mac at 204-238-4949 for more information.


HOTEL IN LARGE TOWN, large volume, #1 LIVESTOCK AND HAY Hauling business Hwy. Motel and Food business near city in for sale, B.C. and AB. Call 250-567-2851 or SW Sask. Large volume city bar and beer 250-567-8689 for info, Vanderhoof, BC. store has rental and food potential. Restaurant on busy highway can be licensed, other opportunities. Large building for sale or lease on #16 Hwy. by large town. Development land north of Saskatoon on #11 Hwy. Contact Brian Tiefenbach, 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. INVEST $25 for details on how to measure cistern and septic levels. For farmers and Intellectual property protection and cabin owners. Send to: Arrow-jet Devco filing performed. We make site #15, 412 Ave. B North, Saskatoon, SK. S7L visits. Strong background in 1E4. Start now, good clean prosperous work for all. For details call 306-979-3571. mechanical and chemical patent

SKIDSTEERS: Cat 277B, 2200 hrs.; Bobcat T190, 2100 hrs., S150. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. SNOW GROOMER Marcel 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide Massey 396 tractor w/tracks, 3082 hrs., $25,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. JD 892D EXCAVATOR for parts, S/N FF892060062172; D9H dozers S/N 90V07604, w/ripper $60,000, S/N 90V08627 w/winch $30,000. 2- D8H dozers: S/N 46A15864, S/N 46A11699, $22,000 ea. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB. 3 CAT D2 Crawlers, hyd. A dozer, tow winch, PTO assembly, sold as a pkg., $12,900; Cat 931 Crawler loader; Cat D4C Crawler w/A dozer; Cat 977 20A Crawler, loaded; Cat D6B Crawler w/front and rear applications. 20 years experience. dozer blades; Cat 933 42A Series Crawler; Cat D4-7U w/Cat A dozer; Cat D7 oil Gene 403-538-4800 clutch, A hyd. dozer and rake; Cat D7E 48A Crawler w/75 dozer, new rails and cutting edges. Central Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest wrecker of equipment. Ph: 204-667-2867, FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. industrial Management Group for all your borrowing fax: 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, WANTED: GENERAL PURPOSE loader Regina, SK. bucket, 94-98â&#x20AC;?, 2 to 2.5 yd. capacity. 306-862-8518, Choiceland, SK. DEBTS, BILLS AND charge accounts too high? Need to resolve prior to spring? Call WANTED: TD 45 Volvo engine in good us to develop a professional mediation shape. Call 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. plan, resolution plan or restructuring plan. ROME PLOW AND KELLO DISC blades Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. and bearings, 24â&#x20AC;? to 42â&#x20AC;? notched disc NEED A LOAN? Own farmland? Bank says blades. n o ? I f y e s t o a b o v e t h r e e c a l l 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. 1-866-405-1228, Calgary, AB. CASE EXCAVATOR: 2005 CX210, air, heat, pattern selector, w/quick attach, dig and clean-out bucket, 5400 hrs., exc. cond. Call Brent at 306-629-7778, Herbert, SK. BANDSAW BLADES: wood, metal, meat, HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 custom made. Steelmet Supply, Saska- 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 toon, 1-800-667-3046. available; Looking for Cat cable scrapers. RETAIL MEAT SCALE, SL9000 Tech, Quick Drain Sales Ltd., Muenster, SK. 15â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;? platform, thermo printer, great 306-231-7318 or 306-682-4520. working cond., $1100; Track scale, Toled o 2 2 1 2 , 5 0 0 l b . c a p a c i t y, $ 9 0 0 . 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DECK with HIAB picker plus PTO plus pump, $4900. Call 306-231-8111, 250-847-2861, Smithers, BC. Humboldt, SK. MEAT CUTTING FACILITY- to be moved. 1968 D70 CRAWLER twin tilt, needs work, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; walls. On cement slab. Tin sid- $12,000; 1973 Willock tri-axle lowbed, DD, ing. New shingles. 20x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cutting room. beavertail, $28,000; Fleco brush rake for 22x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cooler w/rails. 8x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk-in freez- D70, $5500; 1982 Ford L9000 tandem er. Complete with all equipment including truck, $8000; Cat 70 cable scraper, Butcherboy 2 HP band saw and 5 HP grind- $11,000. 204-326-3109, Steinbach, MB. er. Asking $60,000. Dale 204-734-0620 or John 204-734-3365, Birch River, MB. CASE W14C WHEEL LOADER, 6-590 Cummins, 1 3/4 yd. bucket, joystick controls, $30,000. 306-594-2628, Norquay, SK 1981 CASE W20B wheel loader, well mainFARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS tained, $23,500. 204-525-4521, Minitonas, We also specialize in: Crop insurance ap- MB. peals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; CASE 550, LGP, 6-way dozer, winch, low Custom operator issues; Equipment mal- hrs., Phone 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. function. Qualified Agrologist on staff. Call Back-Track Investigations for assistance PARTING OUT OVER 20 graders. 2- JD 770A; 1- A/C M100, Cat 112 and 212; 2regarding compensation, 1-866-882-4779. Cat 12E; 4- Champ 562; -4 Champ 600; 4Champ 720; 2- Champ 740; 1- Wabco 777; 2- A/C Model D; 1- Austin Weston; 1- Galion T-600C. Phone: 204-667-2867, fax: 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. SCRAPERS FOR SALE, Cat, LaPlante, Allis, LeTourneau, converted to hyd., will also do TIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TOWING: Heavy and light towing, custom conversions. Looking for cable boosting and recovery, scrap removal. scrapers. Call toll free 1-866-602-4093. 306-269-7556, Foam Lake, SK. SKIDSTEER, JD 325 (2006), 1500 hrs., cab, heat, $21,900; Scissorlift, Skyjack 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $12,000; Knuckle Boom, 2002 Tico, $3000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. TAYLORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TUB GRINDING, running an H1100 E haybuster. Simpson, SK. Call Dean 306-963-2264 or 306-946-8530 cell.


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. MANUFACTURING BUSINESS welding and light fabricating. Unique patented product. Mainly agricultural. Owned for 26 years, still room for growth. Markets in Canada and USA. $195,000 plus inventory at cost. 50x70â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shop on 157â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x370â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot, $295,000. Retiring. North Battleford, SK. 306-446-4462, BROOKS BUSINESS: FRAMEWAYS. Supplies and services, includes all equipment and stock. Well established, great location. Ideal opportunity to add photo services to successful frame shop. Call Brian 403-793-4233, Royal LePage Community Realty, 403-362-9700, Brooks, AB. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY for motivated owner operator/entrepreneur in the portable toilet business, offering turnkey operations including equipment, supplies and training, administration etc., financial arrangements. Call 1-877-664-5005 ask for Carter. NOVA PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS an advertising specialty company with over 30 years experience covering southern Sask. and eastern Manitoba. Large clientele base with complete line of screening equipment. Turnkey operation. Email Phone 306-695-3866, Indian Head, SK. WELL ESTABLISHED FRANCHISED Auto and Ag. Parts Business, w/short line equipment in South central Saskatchewan. 1 million+ in sales. Serious inquiries only. Please reply to Box 5558, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. GREAT BC OPPORTUNITY on super busy tourist highway, great potential!!! Revenue property in Keremeos, BC. The best climate in BC. Commercial with residence needs to be developed. Sign shop as current tenant could be purchased. Economy is recovering so the future is very bright for this area. For more info. 250-499-4944.

25 YEAR MANURE cleaning business for JIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster sale. Phone: 204-937-3486, Roblin, MB. with 400 HP, serving Sask. 306-334-2232, Email: Balcarres. COMMERCIAL SIGN BUSINESS for sale serving southern Sask. CSA approved sign manufacturer. Installation and service provider for various national and local busi- 650 JD DOZER, new unit ready for work nesses. Includes inventory, customer list, with operator and truck to move it if needtrucks and equipment. $389,000. Building ed. Wide pad machine. Call Gord at available for lease. Serious inquiries only. 780-878-3515 or 780-910-2120 AB. Email or fax 306-525-3533, Regina, SK. CUSTOM ELECTRONIC DESIGN. AutoMEAT SHOP FOR SALE: Very busy cus- mation, control systems, web enabling, tom cutting, sausage making meat shop. and design for manufacture. Contact RadiCall 306-441-7569 or 306-445-6652 for cal Electronics at 306-384-8777 or visit more information. Battleford, SK. FURNITURE BUSINESS in growing AB BUSH CLEARING and dugouts. Dozer and town. Est. business, 50 minutes to Calgary, trackhoe combo. Perfect winter for it, 30 minutes to Red Deer. Great location! minimal snow and frozen ground. Serving Professionally set up. Buy at inventory southern SK. Vos Industries 306-529-1875 cost. Call Dave at 403-556-3992. REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WELL-ESTABLISHED corral and feed- $1800; 160x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $2600; 180x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lot cleaning business for sale in south $3000; 200x60x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $3400. Saskatoon, SK, central SK. Complete line of well main- 306-653-3473, 306-222-8054. tained equipment and extensive clientele l i s t . S e r i o u s i n q u i r i e s o n l y t o NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, payloader, Bobcat w/rubber tracks, verti306-484-4444, Govan, SK. cal beater spreaders. Custom fencing. 380 CEMENT ORNAMENT MOLDS: plant- 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. ers, fountains, bird baths, statues, tables, benches, variety of animals incl. large to EXPLOSIVES CONTRACTOR: Beaver small deer, production equip. and shelv- dams, rocks, stumps. Reasonable rates. i n g , $ 6 5 , 0 0 0 . M i k e o r H e a t h e r Northwest Demolition, Radisson, SK. 306-768-2574, Carrot River, SK. Phone 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. OWN YOUR OWN Business. Looking for BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective online trainers. Flexible hrs, work from way to clear land. Four season service, home. Free information and training. competitive rates, multiple units. Borysiuk Contracting, 306-960-3804, Prince Albert, SK. WELL ESTABLISHED GRAIN BIN moving operation. Come complete with all the re- NORTHERN BRUSH MULCHING Can lated equipment. Excellent contacts. Will clear all fence lines, brush, trees or untrain. Phone 306-338-8288. wanted bush. Competitive rates. Call MOTEL, THREE HILLS, AB- 26 units, Reuben 306-467-2422, Duck Lake, SK. Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite. Owner will train. Priced to 300 HP 4WD Tractor for rent or custom sell, $774,900; MOTEL- COALDALE, AB., work. 403-443-5092, Three Hills, AB. 14 units, restaurant, tavern, lounge, on Hwy #3, $877,000; Hotel- Trochu, AB with TONYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MOBILE WELDING will do weldtavern and VLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Bruce McIntosh, Re/Max i n g j o b s a r o u n d R e g i n a , S K . a r e a . 306-537-5769. Landan, 403-837-2343, Calgary, AB. PROFITABLE GRAVEL Truck Operation 4T CONTRACTORS INC. Custom fencin Regina, SK. Newer equipment. Nice fa- ing, mulching, corral cleaning and bobcat services. Metal siding and cilities. Retiring. $225,000. 306-536-5055. roofs. Will do any kind of work. THRIVING BUTCHER SHOP for sale. Excel- 306-329-4485, 306-222-8197, Aslent turn-key operation. Large client base. quith, SK. Price reduced! Owners retiring and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep up with this busy business. Excellent MULCHING - TREES, brush, stumps, etc. health and inspection record. For more in- 12 years of enviro friendly mulching. Visit fo. phone 780-339-3968, Tomahawk, AB.

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 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. 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, MB. FORKLIFT: Toyota 6DF45, 10,000 lb. lift, excellent condition. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. ALLIS CHALMERS HD16 Crawler dozer. bush equipped, very good cond. Pictures at 204-564-2540, Shellmouth, MB CAT D5H LGP 6-way dozer, winch, cab guarded and sweeps. 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. 2005 JCB 535-125 telehandler, 1640 hrs., 8000 lbs. to 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; max lift height, 4x4, 4 wheel selectable steering, powershift trans., front stabilizers, aux. hyd., full cab w/heat, very nice! $61,900. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. N E W 1 0 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A N D 1 2 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; B I G D O G B OX SCRAPER heavy duty, tilt, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; high back, 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; available in both widths for up to 5 yd. heap capacity. Starting at $3500. Larger sizes up to 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; also avail. Call for pricing. Phone 204-871-1175, MacGregor, MB. CHAMPION GRADER PARTS, Model D600 to 760, 1972 to 1986, engines, trans, hyd. pumps, etc. Call Wes 306-682-3367 leave message, Humboldt, SK.

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 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. EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Excavators, Dozers, Loaders, Compactors, etc. Conquest Equipment, 306 483 2500, Oxbow, SK.


2007 CASE 580M 4x4 Extend-a-boom hoe, 620 hrs., c/w 3 buckets (frost, finishing, digging), $85,000 780-712-0368 Edson AB

2005 CASE 850K LGP dozer, 3200 hrs., 6-way dozer, winch, full brush canopy, $90,000. 780-712-0368, Edson, 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 1984 JD 544C, 7841 hrs., low hrs for the year, brand new tires, good shape, third valve. Call 306-823-4455 or cell: 306-823-3519, Neilburg, SK. 3+0,s!"0,

MILLER PINTLE HITCH tilt deck trailer, w/dual tires and tandem axle, air brakes, electric lift on hitch and steel toolbox on front, $7000. 306-594-2628, Norquay, SK. 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, HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR, 150 Komatsu, thumb, clean-up bucket, brand new hyd. pumps. Excellent condition, $24,000. 780-307-5948, Morinville, 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. WANTED: BALL or tractor with ball for 6000 Eversman scraper. 403-501-5420, Brooks, AB. F O R PA R T S : 1 9 6 5 C AT H D - 1 6 - D . 306-792-2272 evenings, Springside, 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. ALLIS CHALMERS D grader, running condition. 306-648-8061, Gravelbourg, 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. WANTED: PARTS for Ford 5550 backhoe. Call 403-642-2055, Warner, AB.

D7E POWERSHIFT, ROPS canopy. Double tilt elec. start, new glow plugs, good cutting edge and corner bits, good under2001 HITACHI 230LC-5 excavator, c/w carriage, good appearance, $27,500 firm. WBM quick attach, hyd. thumb, w/60â&#x20AC;? 204-845-2418, Elkhorn, MB. cleanup bucket. Service records from new, CLIFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some $70,000. 306-736-7855, Kipling, SK. 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 . C AT 9 2 0 W H E E L L OA D E R , b u c ke t , 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. 17.5x25 tires, 3rd valve, cab, heater, good WANTED: D7E OR D7G caterpillar. Prefer condition. 306-621-0425, Yorkton, SK. double tilt. 306-839-4438 or REYNOLDS HYD. 14 YD. SCRAPER, 306-839-7710, Pierceland, SK. tractor mount; Cat 463; Cat 80 flat bowl; Cat 70 flat bowl; 2- Cat 60 flat and round W R E C K I N G : 1 9 6 8 D 7 E C r aw l e r, S N bowl; B.E. 8-11 yard, only $5000. Hun- 48A10609, twin tilt angle dozer, cable condreds of hyd. cylinders. Large stock of trol winch. 204-326-3109, Steinbach, MB. used scraper and loader tires. 10- Sheepsfoot packers SP and PT. 5- 11 and 13 2- CAT D7Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, wide pad, narrow pad, ripwheel PT Wablee packers. Central Cana- p e r s , c a b i n g u a r d s a n d s w e e p s . daâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest wreckers of older construction 780-307-5948, Morinville, AB. equipment. New and used parts for most ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull makes of heavy equip. 204-667-2867, fax behind large 4 WD tractors, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. blade widths available. Call C.W. EnterprisCAT D6B, SN 1134, standard shift w/John- es, 306-682-3367, 306-231-8358, Humson bar and hyd. angle dozer, good under- boldt, SK, carriage, pup start. Tractor in good shape, r e a d y t o w o r k , $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 O B O . HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 80, and 435, 4 - 20 yd. available, rebuilt 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. for years of trouble-free service. Lever ENGINE SEIZED UP IN STORAGE? Holdings Inc., 306-682-3332, Muenster SK 90+% success freeing up stuck and frozen pistons, $19.95 + S&H/kit. 100% guaran- INTRODUCING Komatsu Undercarriage Program. Komatsu offers a full range of teed. undercarriage products for most makes 140G CAT GRADER S/N 81V00642, c/w and models of excavators and crawler Weldco Beales dozer and wing, 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ext. on tractors. SMS Equipment offers complete blade, Espar heater, tires at 75%, tire service with track press and Idler welding chains, asking price $50,000 OBO. Call capabilities. Call today: 1-800-667-6672, 780-648-3950, Whitecourt, AB. Regina; 1-800-667-4998, Saskatoon. NEW HEAVY DUTY V-DITCHERS now available. Quick Drain Sales, 306-682-4520 ATTACHMENTS: Excavator buckets, hoe packs, quick attaches, etc. Conquest or cell 306-231-7318, Muenster, SK. Equipment, 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. VOLVO 240 HYD. EXCAVATOR, 2 buckets and a thumb. 780-307-5948, Morinville, CAT D9H, S/N 90V05973 w/cab, ripper, angle dozer, $77,500; 1987 10 man camp, AB. 2 side by side, 12x54â&#x20AC;&#x2122; units, $27,000; 125 STEEL SERVICE TOOL BOX, for 1/2 ton, KW genset, S/N 4B13394, w/Cat 3303 eng 3/4 or 1/4 ton truck, 6 compartments. 79â&#x20AC;? $19,500; 2500 gal. heated water shack wide, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long. Good shape, $1000 OBO. $17,500. Rod 780-918-1499, Leduc, AB. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. PETERBILT 378 gravel truck, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2003 D85E21 KOMATSU, twin tilts, bush 1993 425 Detroit, 13 spd. trans. Will take equipped, cab/air/heater, ripper, 4200 hrs box, older backhoe or payloader as partial mint cond. 306-272-4382, Foam Lake, SK. trade. 306-338-2674, Kuroki, SK. 1972 TAYLOR W-30-W0M forklift, 30,000 lb. capacity, mast type 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, lift height 188â&#x20AC;?, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; carriage width, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; forks, Detroit diesel, 4700 hrs. Unit is fully operational and can b e t e s t e d a t a n y t i m e . $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 . WANTED: FLAT TOP milk tank, 500+ gal. capacity. 306-682-3717, Humboldt, SK. 306-483-5055, Oxbow, 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 . 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.


FOR SALE: 2 Ford 300 natural gas engines, o n e w i t h 1 5 K W g e n e r a t o r. C a l l 403-548-9347, Bow Island, AB. WANTED: 400 FORD MOTOR to fit a 1976 Ford F-350 auto transmission. Phone 306-576-2283, Wishart, SK.

ENGINE SEIZED UP IN STORAGE? 90+% success freeing up stuck and frozen pistons, $19.95 + S&H/kit. 100% guaranteed. 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. 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 290 CUMMINS; 350 Detroit; 671 Detroit; Series 60 cores. Call: 306-539-4642, Regina, 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.

HD PUG MILL; conveyors; augers; 8 furnace housings; gearboxes; blowers; elec. motors, 3 phase, 575-600 volts, from 1 to 50 HP; lots of controls; pallet wrapper; lights; etc. 306-693-6463, Moose Jaw, SK.

WISCONSIN MOTOR PARTS for VG4D: Crank shaft, heads, fly wheel, starter, manifold and carb, $1000 OBO. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB.

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FOR SALE: AKRON E180T GRAIN BAG extractors. Craig or Aaron 306-682-5888 or 306-231-9937 Humboldt, SK.

Brin g in yo u r b lu e prin ts o r d ra w in gs fo r a ll yo u r w in d o w s & d o o rs , in d u s tria l d o o rs a n d ga ra ge d o o r re qu ire m e n ts .

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.


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Rouleau, SK SILVER STREAM SHELTERS: 30x72 single steel frame cover kit, $4700; 38x100 truss, $11,900. Replacement tarps for any brand, patch kits, rope webbing and ratchets. Call 1-877-547-4738.


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C olored roof m eta l, colored w a lls & trim s (ou ts id e corn ers , ba s e fla s h, ea ve fla s h, g a ble fla s h, J cha n n el, d rip fla s h), S teel In s . W a lk In Doora n d Lock s et. 60x120-16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; trea ted 6x6 p os t bld g . c/ w 24x16 a ll s teel s lid in g d oor. . . $34,62 6.36 Pho n e w ith yo u r b u ild in g s ize req u irem en ts fo r a free es tim a te.

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FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL motor sales, service and parts. Also sale of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of pumps, generators, phase converters, etc. Tisdale Motor Rewinding 1984 Ltd., 306873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A- 111 Ave., Tisdale, SK. PHASE CONVERTERS, RUN 220V 3 phase motors, on single phase. 204-800-1859, Winnipeg, MB.

ROTARY PHASE CONVERTERS, provides instant 3 phase power. Lowest prices guaranteed. Ideal for industrial and agricultural applications, certified equip., full warranty. 1-866-676-6686.



WANTED: TD 45 Volvo engine in good BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS, quonsets, shape. Call 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. convex and rigid frame straight walls, JD 404 TURBO taken out of 7720 JD com- grain tanks, metal cladding, farm - combine, complete, $3000; IHC motor to be mercial. Construction and concrete crews. taken out of 1480 IHC combine, complete, Guaranteed workmanship. Call your Saskarunning, $2500. 204-773-2536, Russell MB toon and northwest Behlen Distributor, Janzen Steel Buildings, 306-242-7767, 3126 CAT ENGINE, complete, 250 HP, out Osler, SK. of 2000 Freightliner FL70, 3000 hrs., 25,000 miles. This engine is like new, $8000 exchange. 306-259-4843 Young, SK





POLE BARNS, WOODSTEEL packages, hog, chicken, and dairy barns, grain bins and hoppers. Construction and concrete crews available. Mel or Scott, MR Steel Construction, 306-978-0315, Hague, SK.

FOR ALL YOUR grain storage, hopper cone and steel floor requirements contact: Kevinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Custom Ag in Nipawin toll free: 1-888-304-2837. 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. BINS FOR SALE: 6000, 4500, 4000, 3300, and 3000 bu. bins on new wooden flat bottom floors. 306-631-8308, Moose Jaw, SK BIG BINS - Concrete, erection and repair. Call 1-800-2492708, Quadra Development Corp, Rocanville, SK.

DIAMOND CANVAS SHELTERS, sizes ranging from 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide to 120â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide, any GRAIN RING, 65,000 bu., 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide; length. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. Also, Kello-Bilt 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; deep ripper. Phone 403-315-9213, Burdette, AB. S TR AIGHT W ALL 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rig id fra m e bu ild in g a va ila ble for s m a ll reta il ou tlets to la rg e in d u s tria l fa cilities . This s ize for on ly $29,418.

ALP INE 32 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 5 0â&#x20AC;&#x2122; X 18 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; In clu d es fra m ed op en in g for 14x14 overhea d & 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, s ervice d oor, excellen t s hop or s tora g e bu ild in g , com es w ith fou n d a tion d ra w in g s & m a n u a ls , d elivered to m os ta rea s . O n ly $15,500.



Booking Deadline March 2, 2012 POST FARM BUILDINGS Size (WxL)

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AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK.






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Wall Height 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $8,899.00 $9,799.00 $10,899.00 $11,999.00 $10,349.00 $11,449.00 $12,649.00 $14,099.00 $14,549.00 $15,999.00 $17,199.00 $18,599.00 $21,349.00 $22,899.00 $24,749.00 $26,449.00 $27,999.00 $30,049.00


Labor to Build $6,930.00 $7,550.00 $8,680.00 $8,840.00 $8,840.00 $8,840.00 $8,840.00 $9,380.00 $9,810.00 $11,090.00 $12,380.00 $13,670.00 $16,240.00 $16,410.00 $18,060.00 $19,720.00 $21,380.00 $24,520.00

Post Building Estimate Includes:* â&#x20AC;˘ 4 ply 2x6 Laminated Posts 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center on Buildings Up To 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wide â&#x20AC;˘ 4 ply 2x6 Laminated Posts 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center on 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wide Building â&#x20AC;˘ Engineered Farm Truss 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ 29 Gauge Tuff Rib Galvanized Roof Metal & Ridge Cap â&#x20AC;˘ 29 Gauge Tuff Rib Color Wall Metal & Flashings â&#x20AC;˘ 2x6 Spruce #2 & Better Wall Strap 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ 2x6 PWF Bottom Row Strap â&#x20AC;˘ 2x4 Spruce #2 & Better Roof Strap 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ One Walk Door with Lockset Post Building Estimate Does Not Include: Overhead Door- Please call for pricing Slider Door- See slider door price list

Size (WxL) 32X40 32X48 32X56 32X64 40X40 40X48 40X56 40X64 48X56 48X64 48X72 48X80 48X96 60X72 60X80 60X88 60X96 60X104

Wall Height 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $8,099.00 $8,949.00 $9,799.00 $10,899.00 $9,549.00 $10,449.00 $11,649.00 $13,049.00 $13,499.00 $14,999.00 $16,499.00 $17,449.00 $19,949.00 $19,399.00 $20,949.00 $22,699.00 $23,949.00 $25,549.00

Labor to Build $6,130.00 $6,750.00 $7,940.00 $8,040.00 $8,040.00 $8,040.00 $8,040.00 $8,580.00 $9,010.00 $10,300.00 $11,580.00 $12,870.00 $15,440.00 $14,920.00 $16,560.00 $18,220.00 $19,880.00 $21,540.00

Stick Frame Estimate Includes:* â&#x20AC;˘ 2x6 Spruce #2 & Better Studs 24â&#x20AC;? On Center â&#x20AC;˘ Engineered Farm Truss 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ 29 Gauge Tuff Rib Galvanized Roof Metal & Ridge Cap â&#x20AC;˘ 29 Gauge Tuff Rib Color Wall Metal & Flashings â&#x20AC;˘ 1x4 Spruce Wall Strap 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ 2x4 Spruce #2 & Better Roof Strap 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; On Center â&#x20AC;˘ One Passage Door with Lockset Stick Frame Estimate Does Not Include: Overhead Door- Please call for pricing Slider Door- See slider door price list Concrete Foundation Double Slider Door Includes:* Double End Truss Slider Door Hardware Necessary Flashings

Double Slider Doors Door Height Size Width

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12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $1,249.00 $1,299.00 $1,549.00

14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $1,299.00 $1,349.00 $1,599.00

16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $1,349.00 $1,399.00 $1,649.00

*Booking Deadline: March 2, 2012 **Delivery, Mileage and Taxes Extra ***Other Wall Heights Available CASH & CARRY, NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

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BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS POLY HOPPER BINS, 100 bu., $900; 150 CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, SK, AB, and accessories available at Rosler Con- bu. $1250. Call for nearest dealer. Buffer and MB, all types of bins up to 10,000 Valley Ind., 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. struction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. bushel, accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, 306-922-6079, 306-961-9699, SAKUNDIAK WINTER BOOKING. 30’ diPrince Albert, SK. ameter and larger. Save $$$ until February LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stock17, 2012. Call Brian “The Auger Guy” ing dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid BINS, LEGS and various feed mill equip. 204-724-6197, Souris, MB. Openers, 18” to 39”. Rosler Construction for sale. For more info. please call WESTEEL, GOEBEL, grain and fertilizer 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. 204-638-5840, Dauphin, MB. bins. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919.


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Grain Bin Direct Factory To Farm Grain Storage Galvanized • Flat Floor • Hopper Bins Smooth Walls • Fertilizer • Grain • Feed Aeration • Rockets • Fans • Heaters Temp Cables

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INVENTORY BLOW-OUT. All remaining Phone: 306-373-4919 2011 inventory of Twister bins are on sale. Flat bottom and hopper bottom, all must go! Set up crews available for next spring. See your nearest Flaman store or call SDL HOPPER CONES. Prices starting at 1-888-435-2626. 14’, $2250; 15’, $2800 15’-10”, $2970; 18’ $4100; 19’ $4500. All cones c/w manhole, LEIER AG LTD. New authorized V-BIN double top band, slide gate on nylon rolldealer! All sizes avail. Grain, Fertilizer, ers. Optional skid base, aeration, freight Feed Bins all options upon request. Call extra charge. 306-324-4441, Margo, SK. today 306-537-6241, Sedley, SK


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. MERIDIAN GRAIN MAX 4000 and Meridian fertilizer bins- now back in stock and ready for immediate delivery. See your n e a r e s t F l a m a n s t o r e t o d ay o r c a l l 306-934-2121, or visit

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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 MOODY’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 Devil’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 BILL’S FARM SUPPLIES INC. Stettler, AB 403-742-8327 CAOUETTE & SONS IMPLEMENTS St. Paul, AB 780-645-4422 FOSTER’S AGRI-WORLD Beaverlodge, AB 780-354-3622, 1-888-354-3620

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HAT AGRI-SERVICE Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-3701, 1-888-526-3702 Dunmore, AB,403-526-3701, 1-888-526-3702 HI LINE FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. Wetaskiwin, AB 780-352-9244, 1-888-644-5463 HAMMER NEW HOLLAND Westlock, AB 780-349-2588 1-877-456-3276 HOULDER AUTOMOTIVE LTD. Falher, AB, 780-837-4691, 1-866-837-4691 Grimshaw, AB 780-332-4691, 1-800-746-4691 KASH FARM SUPPLIES LTD. Eckville, AB 403-746-2211, 1-800-567-4394 TROCHU MOTORS LTD. Trochu, AB 403-442-3866, 1-888-336-3866 E. BOURASSA & SONS: Assinniboia 1-877-474-2456 Estevan 1-877-474-2495 Pangman 1-877-474-2471 Radville 1-877-474-2450 Weyburn 1-877-474-2491

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

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KEHOE 3Y BRANCH duct system for 19’ flat bottom bin, $350. Phone 306-642-3888, Assiniboia, SK.

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BAGGERS, BAGS EXTRACTORS For Sale or Rent Financing Available

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306-934-1414 LIMITED QUANTITY of flat floor Goebel grain bins, at special prices. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919, Saskatoon, 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

DICKIE JOHN NH3 kit, autorate controller. 2011 FARM KING 13x70, reverser, std 588 CRIPPIN screen machine w/brush SUPERB GRAIN DRYERS Winter proL o c a t e d a t V i s c o u n t S K . P h o n e hopper. Last one! Clearance. Phone Cam- cleaners, good cond. Asking $7500 Wrent- gram has started. Largest and quietest sin403-312-5113 Don Motors 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. ham, AB. 403-634-1731 or 403-222-2258. gle phase dryer in the industry. Over 34 years experience in grain drying. Moridge TWIN 1750 AMMONIA unit on 1989 8000 SEED TREATERS USC and Bayer (Gus- parts also available. Grant Services Ltd, Ford, NEW CERTIFICATION, Blackmer taphson). Order now for timely delivery. 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK. pump with scale, $32,000; 1994 F7000 Phone Can-Seed Equipment Ltd., Blackmer w/meter, single 2500, $24,000; 306-244-2285, Saskatoon, SK. HIGH CAPACITY AUGERS Flexi-Coil 300B 41’ Raven, harrows, carbon 8 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM LMC MARK IV gravity with air suction deck knives, $9000. 403-472-1944, Beiseker, AB cover; #6 precision grader (Carter Day); 8 REM 2700 GRAIN VAC, excellent shape. 6395 EXTEND TERRAGATOR 1804 FERTILIZER floater, way - 6” Behlen distributor; 8 way - 8” Sul- Phone 306-772-1004 or 306-784-2407, SWING AUGER $15,000; 2001 Terragator 8103 floater 70’, livan Strong distributor; 10,000 bu./hr Herbert, SK. SEE VIDEO ON WEBSITE 1000 Max, JD motor, powershift, $86,000. overhead bulk weigh scale; 3,000 bu./hr. 2011 BRANDT 7500EX, 7500 bu./hr., 50 204-522-6597, Hartney, MB. overhead bulk weigh scale and support hrs., 8” hose, 13” auger, exc. condition. tower. 306-398-4714, Cut Knife, SK. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. 2008 PATTISON CB2150 TBH wagon, 2150 Imp. gal., cone bottom. Hydraulic driven 2008 BRANDT 5000 EX grain vac, good CALL MINIC IND. for all your bucket eleproduct pump. 5.5 Honda 2” fill pump, alvator, screw/drag and belt conveyor parts cond., $16,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equip1 800 667 8800 ways shedded and good shape. ment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK, 306-449-2255. and accessories. We specialize in stainless 306-567-7493, Craik, SK. steel and mild steel for your new equipDIESEL GRAIN AUGER ENGINES. Great ment quotation requirements. Call Chris at CONEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accessories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. for 10” and 12” augers. Caterpillar, Perkins, 204-339-1941, Winnipeg, MB. 40% off. Rob 306-222-6035, Saskatoon SK. GJESDAL 5-IN-1, 50 bushels/hr, w/extra RENN 1214 grain bag unloader, 10’ and screens, exc. cond. 306-867-8453, Glen- REM 2700HD grain vac, great machine, controls dust and bugs, $13,000. Call 12’ bags, 3 years old, $32,000. Call Glenn, side, SK. 306-962-7016, Eston, SK. 406-850-0922, Opheim, Montana TWO CARTER DAY 612 graders, excellent WALINGA 7614 grain vac, 1000 PTO, hyd. condition, $7500 each. 403-634-1731 or operated unloading spout, exc. cond. Ver403-222-2258, Wrentham, AB. milion, AB. 780-741-3714, 780-787-8293/

2008 CASE 4020, 330 HP, auto, 70’ flex air, KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales 2000 hrs., $192,000; 2006 Loral 6300 and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call w/DT 570 auto, AirMax 1000 bed, 2200 306-868-2199 or cell: 306-868-7738. hrs., $126,000; 4x4 2002 AgChem, AirMax 1000, 2450 hrs., $104,000; 2002 Loral 400 H P, a u t o , A i r M a x 1 0 0 0 , 4 4 0 0 h r s . , $94,500; 2002 Loral, 400 HP auto, AirMax 2011 BATCO 1845 conveyor, with elec. 2000 twin bin, 70’ booms, 2950 hrs., motor mounting kit and wind guards. Reg. $104,000; 4x4 1999 Loral, AirMax 5 bed, $19,225, Demo Special $15,250; 2085 Bat- $71,000; 1999 AgChem, 70’ booms, co conveyor with updated gear boxes, hyd. $68,000; 1997 AgChem, 70’ booms, swing, good condition, $18,000. Phone $38,000; 1997 Loral, AirMax 5, $57,500; 1996 Loral AirMax 5 bed w/chemical bins, 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. 8700 hrs., $36,500; 1996 Mertz 2 bin BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” w/chemical bins, $37,000; Wilmar semi and 10” end units available; Transfer con- tender, 2 axles, $31,500; 2001 Case 3 veyors and bag conveyors or will custom wheeler, 70’ booms, $67,000; 1999 Loral build. Call for prices. Master Industries w/Super 10 spd., 3020 new leader spinner Inc. Phone bed, $43,000; 8 ton Doyle vertical blender, 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK. 40 HP, $17,500; 5 ton Tyler blender, 40 HP, $7500; 1978 1500 gallon NH3 twin BATCO CONVEYORS, new/used, grain pack w/CRN number, $15,500. Northwest augers, Rem grain vacs, SP kits. Del. and largest used selection of fertilizer equipleasing available. 1-866-746-2666. m e n t . 4 0 6 - 4 6 6 - 5 3 5 6 , C h o t e a u , M T. CONTROLLER FOR CO-OP Chinook air tank, new never used. $500. 204-736-4207, 204-981-7516, Brunkild, MB. CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now avail. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Saskatoon, SK, 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK. 4x4 2002 8144 AgChem, AirMax 1000 bed, 306-933-0436. 2450 hrs., $104,000. Northwest largest 20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale used selection of fertilizer equipment. in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 4 0 6 - 4 6 6 - 5 3 5 6 , C h o t e a u , M T. V i e w 1-866-517-8335.



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Hopper Cone to fit 18’ Butler (up to 3400 bu) includes 10 x 4 skid

Hopper Cone to fit a 19’ Westeel Rosco (up to 4000 bu) includes 12x4 skid

USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4 ton to 8 ton, 10 ton tender $2500, 16 ton tender $5900. 204-857-8403, Portage la Prairie, MB. 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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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. MICHEL’S 8’ GRAIN augers with wireless remote to fit 2000 Lode-King tandem grain trailer. Asking $2500 for both OBO. Call 306-948-3450, Biggar, SK.


Electric clutches & reversible gear boxes. New 10” Sakundiak augers 40’ to 60’ Kohler Engines Gas 18 - 40 HP, Diesel 40 - 50 HP

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.

NEW DESIGN! Wheatheart’s new R series auger is faster and stronger. Improved features include: higher capacity, larger bearings and a smooth, quiet operation. Come see this new auger at your nearest Flaman Sales or call 1-888-435-2626. 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.

SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS available with self-propelled mover kits and bin sweeps. Contact Kevin’s Custom Ag in Ni2009 BRENT 882 grain cart, PTO, tarp, pawin toll free 1-888-304-2837. $38,000; 1997 Bourgault 1100 bushel SAKUNDIAK NEW STOCK arriving soon! grain cart, w/new tarp, PTO, $27,000. A.E. Variety of 2011 models still available in 8” Chicoine Farm Equipment 306-449-2255, and 10” sizes and lengths. 1- used 12”x72’ Storthoaks, SK. Sakundiak SLM/D, $14,900; 1- used Wheatheart 8”x51’ c/w engine and mover, 2011 J&M 875-18, tarp, 30.5x32’s, only $ 8 , 9 0 0 ; a l s o C o nve y - A l l c o nve y o r s 2 0 0 0 a c r e s u s e , m i n t , $ 3 3 , 5 0 0 . available. All units have leasing options. 780-376-3577, Daysland, AB. Call Dale, Mainway Farm Equipment Ltd. 2008 BRENT 1080 grain cart. Scale; 900 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299 cell, David- 60R38 Trelleborg tires; hyd. spout; PTO; son, SK, 20” auger, $36,000. 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. J&M 750 bushel gravity grain wagon, Never Clim b A B in A ga in green, asking $12,000 OBO. 306-755-2084 Equip yo ur a uge r to s e n s e w h e n th e b in Tramping Lake, SK. is full o r w h e n yo ur a ir s e e d e r is full. 2009 BRENT 782 cart, hyd. or PTO, tarp, used 1 year, $32,000. 306-577-7990, Ca ll Brow n le e s Truckin g In c. 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK.


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1992 LORAL MAGNUM IV, centre mount cab, 5280 hrs., new oil coolers, new monitors and AutoSteer, great shape, $38,000. 45’ BELT CONVEYOR (Batco field loader 1545) c/w motor and mover kit. 6000 204-372-6863, Fisher Branch, MB. bu./hour, ideal for unloading hopper bins. NH3 WAGON w/TWIN 800 gallon tanks. Gentle handling of pulse crops. Call your Large tires on offset axles, $5500 OBO. n e a r e s t F l a m a n s t o r e o r c a l l 1-888-435-2626. 780-499-5990 cell, Legal, AB. AU G E R S : N E W / U S E D . Wheatheart, FOR ALL YOUR Westfield, Sakundiak augers, Auger SP kits, Batco conveyors, Rem grain vacs, Wheatheart post pounders. New/used, EQUIPMENT NEEDS good prices, leasing available. Call INS TOCK - 5 & 8 TON 1-866-746-2666. PT SPREADERS STARTING AT SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS: Hawes SP kits and clutches, Kohler, B&S engines, gas $12,500.00. and diesel. Call Brian “The Auger Guy” ADAMS SPREADER & TENDER 204-724-6197, Souris, MB. CALL US FOR PARTS ON ALL



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

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. 13”X85’ FARM KING swing away auger, $10,000; Sakundiak 10”x40’, $2500. Both in exc. cond. Phone Myles 306-745-6140 or cell 306-745-7530 Esterhazy, 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 used gravity wagons 250-750 bu. Used grain carts 450-1050 bu. 1-866-938-8537,

FOREVER SIMON DAY MOBILE grain cleaner, fully self-contained on fully enclosed trailer. 306-736-2445, Kipling, SK. 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. CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to mustard. Cert organic and conventional. 306-741-3177, Swift Current, 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 1997 JD 556 ROUND BALER (located near and book your appointment! Moose Jaw, SK) $9500. Has produced less LARGE SELECTION of dual screen rotary than 2000 bales and has been in storage screeners and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. since 2004. Call Dan 250-858-7665. 2 0 4 - 8 5 7 - 8 4 0 3 , P o r t a g e l a P r a i r i e , 1998 566 JD baler, MegaTooth, in-baler moisture checker w/monitor, 10,000 bales. Greenlighted fall 2009, new CV/PTO GRAIN CLEANING SCREEN and frames chains, pick-up bushings, belts re-laced. for all makes and models of grain cleaners. Baled 300 bales 2010, sold animals, shedHousing Western Canada’s largest in- ded ever since, $15,000. 306-863-4131, ventory of perforated material, we will set Star City, SK. your cleaner up to your recommendation. Also, ask us about bucket elevators and HESSTON 4720, 5 medium square bale accessories Call Flaman Grain Cleaning, 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 . 1-888-435-2626. 204-728-4784, Brandon, MB. HART UNIFLOW INDENT, double stack of 3 w/aspirator, $4500. 403-304-0529, Red 1997 JD 566 ROUND BALER, double twine arm, shedded, excellent condition. Phone Deer, AB. 306-487-2868, Lampman, SK. CUSTOM COLOR SORTING. All types of commodities. Call Ackerman Ag Services BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. Call now 1-866-443-7444. 2009 2150 HESSTON Series 3x3 large sq. baler, always shedded, total bales NEW GSI GRAIN DRYERS: Canola screens, 2500, used 2 seasons, asking $65,000 Cdn. propane/nat. gas fired. Efficient, reliable OBO. 1982 1069 NH dsl. bale wagon, c/w and easy to operate. Significant early or- 1028S Mil-Stak 3x3 loader arm, 354 Perder discount pricing now in effect. Call for kins eng. w/redone fuel system last seafor more information. 204-998-9915, Alta- son, always shedded, paint and rubber in good cond., AC/CD stereo in cab, very mont, MB. nice wagon, well maintained, ready to go 2010 BROCK SQ28D Superb grain dryer, to work, asking $45,000 Cdn. OBO. Consingle phase, 230V, Quantum control, fi- tact Steve Dryden at 204-838-2352, Virdnancing avail., 5 yr. fixed 3.75%, $89,000. en, MB, or email: Phone Todd 605-226-0695, Aberdeen, SD. BALE SPEARS, high quality imported SMALL CONTINUOUS MODEL DriAll grain from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, exdryer, very nice condition, priced to sell. c e l l e n t p r i c i n g . C a l l n o w t o l l f r e e 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. 306-654-7772, Saskatoon, SK. 1997 HESSTON 4570 small square baler, very good condition. 204-248-2488, Notre Dame, MB.

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. NEW GSI AND used grain dryers. For price savings, contact Franklin Voth, Sales Rep fo r A x i s F a r m s L t d . , M a n i t o u , M B . 204-242-3300,

2005 NH 585, 16”x22” SP baler, low hours; 2002 BB960 NH 3’x4’ baler. Call Bruce, 403-664-0004, Acadia Valley, AB. WANTED: SMALL ROUND BALER, good cond., 400-500 lb. bales, reasonably priced. 403-540-9894, Strathmore, AB. 2002 TUBELINE AUTOMATIC bale wrapper, Model 5500, exc. shape, $15,500. 403-888-3356, Acme, AB. 2007 956 HESSTON round baler c/w Agco GTA monitor, constant moisture readout, done less than 5000 bales. Always shedded, excellent condition, $16,500 OBO. 204-362-4874, Mordon, MB. JD 566 ROUND baler, exc. shape, $8500 OBO. 306-252-2227, Kenaston, SK.


2009 JD 4995 16’ discbine, steel crimper, 1989 CIH 1680, Cummins engine, Victory low hrs., $75,000. Call 306-238-4411, PU, harvest rotor, Mav fine cut chopper, Goodsoil, SK. airfoil sieve, big top hopper extension, 3960 eng. hrs., good cond., $24,000 OBO; 2006 CIH 18’ haybine; 2008 Recon 300 1991 MacDon draper header to fit 1680 crimper; 2008 Jiffy 12 wheel rake; 2006 combine, $11,500 OBO. 306-548-4758, 2 6 ’ S c h u l t e m o w e r. C a l l B r u c e , 306-547-8205 cell, Stenen, SK. 403-664-0004, Acadia Valley, AB. JD 530 MOWER conditioner, only done 200 acres; JD 348 square baler, only 2000 bales; Frontier rotary rake, only done 120 WANTED: CASE/IH 2188 w/mid hours, shedded, and in excellent condition. acres. 403-728-8200, Spruce View, AB. 306-367-2147, Middle Lake, SK. 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, $170,000 OBO, local combine; 2007 40’ flex header, 540, air reel, $41,000 OBO. 204-632-5334 or 204-981-4291, leave NH H8040 SP swather, 36’ header, 190 message, Winnipeg, MB. hrs., warranty until Aug/2012. $110,000. 306-252-2227, Kenaston, 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.

TR98 NH COMBINE, SN 564197, 2269 eng. hrs., 1688 threshing hrs., fine cut chopper, Cyclone chaff spreader, Swathmaster PU, long auger, hopper extension, $47,000. 306-248-1236, Mervin, SK.

2003 NH CX860, 1550 hrs, Swathmaster 2010 MF 9430, 540 hrs, 36’, GPS, duals, PU, exc. cond., big rubber, yield and moisswath roller, $90,000. 306-231-3993, ture, header tilt, shedded, MAV chopper, Humboldt, SK. offers. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. 25’ 2004 WESTWARD 9352i, 2 spd., 1200 2007 CR9070, 20.8x42 duals, loaded, 360 hrs, DS, single knife, 2 rotor shears, hyd. threshing hrs; 2000 SP36 HoneyBee draper 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 . header, gauge wheels, hyd. fore/aft, split reel, steel teeth. Arch Equipment, 306-460-8858, 306-967-2423, Eatonia, SK. 306-867-7252, Outlook, SK. 2001 PREMIER 1900, 30’ PT, new canvas, PU reel, one owner, $7500. Ph. Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK. 1982 IH 4000, cab, cooler, PU reel, recent tires, transport available, shedded; 1992 Case 30’ PT, PU reel, new knife and guards, shedded. Will hold both till spring. Lyle at 306-567-7618, Davidson, SK. 2008 M150 PREMIER, 1150 hrs., c/w D60 35’ header 900 hrs., two left at $92,000. Trucking avail. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB. 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, vg cond., $78,000 OBO. Can split headers. 587-794-4666 ext. 112, Hanna, AB.

2006 NH CR970, 1186 hrs., Purchased from auction, CWI Mechanical Inspection completed. Warranty and financing avail. Trades welcome. 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, 2010 JD A400, 36’ HoneyBee header and $217,000. Hergott Farm Equipment, your roller, $109,000. Phone 306-421-0205, CIH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK Estevan, SK. 1994 TR97 NH, concave and rotors rebuilt, 1997 CIH 8825, 30’, UII PU reel, $22,000 completely checked over, field ready. 30’ OBO; 1995 CIH 8820, 30’ UII PU reel, Honeybee header, PU reel comes w/combine or can be purchased without. Offers. $17,000 OBO. 306-252-2227, Kenaston SK 306-962-7560, Eston, SK. 1989 MF 200 30’ w/PU reel, rotor sheers. New power wheel this season and late last TR98 NH COMBINE, SN 563236, 1748 season. New reel drive and canvass drive eng. hrs., 1243 threshing hrs., Mav chopmotor 2 yrs. ago. New hyd. pump a year per, Victory Super 8 PU, long auger, ago. Lift cylinders 3 years ago. Asking $57,000. Call 306-248-1236, Mervin, SK. $18,000 but will take offers. Email for pictures. Call Mike at 204-568-4456, Decker, MB. 2009 JD 9870 STS 4 WD, 566 hours, 1995 JD 3830, diesel, 16’ hay header and Premier cab, Countour-Master, 5 spd. crimper. 306-236-8023, Goodsoil, SK. feeder house, 650/85R38’s w/duals, Intelligent power management, chopper w/powercast tailboard, $229,500 US. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Fairfax, HAY CRIMPER for sale off a IHC 4000 Minnesota. swather, 1 rubber and 1 steel roller, vg 2000 JD 9650W, 2800 sep. hrs., $29,000 shape, $1500. Ph: 780 336-6378, Irma, AB in recent work orders, $89,900 OBO. 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK. HAYBINE /DISCBINE, 1340 Hesston, asking $12,000, selling farm. 780-387-4048, Millet, AB. 2006 JD 7400 forage harvester with hay header, 2200 hours. Call 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. 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.


2010 JD 9770 STS, 491 sep. hours., Contour-Master w/high torque variable spd. feeder house, high cap. lift cylinders, 22’ perforated high cap. unloading auger, chopper, HD final drives, 800/70R38 tires80%, small grain and corn/bean concaves included! Just been Greenlighted! Full machine warranty till May 2/13 or 1500 eng. hrs. Excellent shape! $239,750. Ph Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1996 JD 9500, 2492 sep. hrs., 3272 eng. hrs., new Titan tires, $14,000 Greenlight done. Redekop spreader, 230 header and transport. 403-393-0219 or 403-833-2190, Burdett, 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. 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.


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1998 JD 9610, 2500 sep hrs., 3600 eng., Greenlight, data center, 914 PU, $65,000 OBO. 306-774-4725, Hodgeville, SK. 2002 JD 9650, 2279 sep. hrs., deluxe cab w/ClimaTrak, grain loss monitor, yield and moisture monitor, Auto header height control, Dial-A-Speed, straw chopper, Redekop chaff blower, JD 914 pickup header, always shedded, Greenlighted every year! Excellent shape! $119,000. Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1989 CIH 1010 30’ HEADER good shape, 2004 JD 9760, c/w PW7 PU header, 1300 recently replaced wobble box (New PU reel hrs., recent Greenlight, good shape, available for $5000) $6800. Trades welcome. Financing available 1-800-667-4515 $128,000 OBO 306-252-2227 Kenaston SK 2008 JD 9870 STS, duals, $269,000; 2006 2008 JD 936D 36’ draper header, skid JD 9760 STS, $179,000; JD 9760, Y&M, plates, fore and aft, new knife, always $169,900 with 3 yrs. interest free. Hergott shedded, excellent condition, $40,000. Farm Equipment, your Case/IH Dealer, 780-878-1550, Camrose, AB. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 1998 JD 9610, approx. 2500 sep. hrs, 914 PU, chaff spreader, data center, shedded. Phone 306-327-4980, Kelvington, SK. 2011 JD 9770, 615 PU, 120 hrs., loaded, duals, contour, $289,000. 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. 2009 JD 9870 STS, 4 WD, 613 hours, Contour-Master, Premier cab, self-levelling shoe, 20.8x42’s, 5 spd reverser, power cast tailboard. $225,000 US. 320-848-2496, 2009 36’ HONEYBEE HEADER, hyd. reel, 3 2 0 - 8 9 4 - 6 5 6 0 , F a i r f a x , M i n n e s o t a . for&aft, factory transport, dual knife, new canvas w/PU reel fingers, nylon skid shoes and 9/10 NH or CIH adapters (others 1998 JD CTS II, 2000 sep. hrs., loaded, available), $43,800. Trades welcome, FiGreenStar, P914 PU, shedded, field ready. n a n c i n g ava i l a b l e . 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 5 1 5 , 306-695-2623, Indian Head, SK. 1994 JD 9600, 3400 sep. hrs., excellent tires, chaff spreader, fine cut chopper. Injectors done, new rub bars, 914 PU w/new belts, auto header height, shedded, 2001 full finger 930 flex header, $57,000. Will separate. 306-243-4208 or 306-867-7102, Macrorie, SK.

1991 1660 IH COMBINE, extremely well taken care of. Cummins engine, rocktrap, hyd. reel, fore&aft (add $4000 for header 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 .

JD 9650 STS w/914 PU, 1961 thrashing hrs., heavy land, never rocks, grain and 2005 JD 9660 STS, c/w 914P pickup, HHC, yield loss monitor, long auger, hyd. fore rock trap, fine cut chopper, big auger, and aft, 800 metrics, $110,000. Milestone, green star, yield and moisture, touch-set, SK. 306-436-7727, 306-436-7757. 800/65R32 tires, 1772 hrs. Harvest ready. $110,000. Ph 780-679-7680, Ferintosh, AB 1994 JD 9400, c/w 1997 914 JD PU and 1994 930 JD rigid header, $12,000 Green2- 2008 9870 STS, 503 sep. hrs., duals, light (last winter), 2945 threshing hrs., long auger, powercast tailboard, warranty, 3687 eng. hrs., $52,000. 306-456-2708 or c / w 6 1 5 P U h e a d e r, H D l i f t r a m s , 306-861-5582, Oungre, SK. $235,000 each OBO. 780-204-0391, 780-786-2867, Mayerthorpe, AB. 2001 JD 9650 STS w/PU header, 1843 always shedded, duals, priced to sell. JD 8820, rebuilt, low hours., Sunnybrook hrs., concave and cyl, airfoil sieve, field ready, Good cond. 306-726-4616, Southey, SK. excellent 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, WANTED: 6620-7720, running with hyAustin, MB. dro, do not need header or harvest parts. 2011 9770 STS, 440 engine hrs., 325 Ph. Darcy 780-354-3129, Beaverlodge, AB. sep. hrs., fully loaded, reduced to sell 2006 9660 STS, Contour-Master, 1230 hrs, $240,000 firm. Will CMI certify to pur- bullet rotor, high speed unloading auger, chaser. 306-948-7535, Bigger, SK. $138,000 OBO. 306-478-2451, Kincaid, SK. 2011 9870 STS, duals, long auger, delivered mid Oct., only 60 hrs, special $325,000 or will trade for Case/IH 8120 or 9120. 250-787-7383, Charlie Lake, BC. 8560 w/MELROE 388, strong 190 HP, zero TWO 2010 JD 9870’s STS w/JD 615 PU, oil consumption, recent elevator and feeloaded, 20.8 duals, like new, extended derchains, and rotor work, $12,000. Field warranty. 1 w/274 eng. hrs, 193 sep. hrs ready. 306-937-2832, Battleford, SK. and 1 w/244 eng. hrs. and 168 sep. hrs. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK. MF 860- hopper and unloading auger extensions, $750 for both. 204-773-2536, Russell, MB

RETIRING: 2006 8010 Case/IH combine, 590 rotor hrs., 2016 header, loaded, exc. cond., $210,000. 25% down, balance July 1, 2012. 306-934-6703 eves, Saskatoon SK

2011 JD 9770, Premier cab, 615 PU, small grains concave, Contour-Master, 22.5’ aug e r, d u a l s , 5 5 e n g . h r s . , l i ke n ew. 204-467-2109 (after 8 PM), Stonewall, MB.

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, Mav, Swathmaster, $76,000; 2188, exceller, Swathmaster, topper, $65,000; 1997 2188 AFX, Rake-Up, topper, $69,000; 2188 AFX, sm topper, $65,000; 2188 sm, Y&M, $66,500; 1666 Rake-Up, 2656 eng. hrs., $37,000; 1680, shedded, $17,500; IH 1480, 210 HP, $11,900; JD 9870 STS; 2JD 9860’s; NH CR9070. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

1995 JD 930 FLEX HEADER, good shape, $7500. Phone 306-456-2708 or 306-861-5582, Oungre, 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.

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.

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. STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS for sale. Very affordable new and used parts available, made in Canada and USA. 1-800-982-1769

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. 850 UNIVERSAL Tractor for parts, reasonably priced. Phone: 306-466-4428, 306-466-7817, Leask, SK. GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors) David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734.

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36’ MACDON PU REEL, for 962/972/960 MacDon header. Excellent shape with new teeth, fingers and bushings, $5960. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515,

2000 JD 9650 STS, 2300 hrs., c/w 914 PU header, good shape, $78,000 OBO. Call 306-252-2858, Kenaston, SK.

1991 CIH 1680 chopper, long auger, Cummins engine, long shoe, 3rd lift cylinder, cross flow fan upgrade, 1015 header and PU, $26,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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.

3- 2011 635F flex heads and 2- 2011 635D Draper heads, very low acres, like new. C a l l R o n a t 2 0 4 - 2 7 2 - 5 0 7 0 o r 1993 CIH 1010 25’ HEADER auger and 204-626-3283, Sperling, MB. floor 8.5/10, hyd fore and aft. (New PU reel available for $4000), $6800. Trades 1998 9610, 2700 sep. hrs, chopper, chaf- 2008 615 JD PU header, shedded, exc. w e l c o m e . F i n a n c i n g a v a i l a b l e . fer, duals, many new parts, good condi- cond., $18,000 OBO. Ph. 306-355-2250, 1-800-667-4515. tion. 306-773-8705, Wymark, SK. Mortlach, SK.

BALE WAGON 12 ton self-unloading c/w McKee stack and move, $3000. Call Ron 306-384-4512, Saskatoon, SK.

CASE/IH COMBINES and other makes and models. Call the combine superstore. Trades welcome, delivery can be arranged. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, 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, 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, 1999 30’ HONEYBEE, UII PU reel, fits Case/IH 80 or 88 Series, $25,000 OBO. 306-747-7116, Shellbrook, 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.

1995 JD 930R rigid header, new knife nd sections, batt reel, $6,000. CIH 1010, 30’, w/PU reel, $7900; CIH a306-745-6140, Esterhazy, SK. 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.

1982 JD 6620, bought new 1985, one owner, chopper, chaff spreader, $5000 on recent Greenlight, 2260 eng hrs., premium c o n d i t i o n , 1 9 8 6 2 2 2 r i g i d h e a d e r, 1984 220 flex header, all shedded, no PU head, $32,500 OBO. Header trailers avail. Phone 204-771-2169, Grosse Isle, MB.

2007 9860 STS PREMIUM, 694 hrs., bullet rotor, mapping, long auger, 615 PU, 900 rice tires, shedded, extras, exc. cond. 1997 JD 9600, 914 PU, 2520 sep., loaded, $209,000. 780-206-1234, Barrhead, AB. recent Greenlight, always shedded, one owner, $69,500. Ph. Glenn 306-272-7123, 2001 JD 9650 STS, 1920 rotor hrs., rubber 800-65R32, 18.4.26. Asking $89,000. Foam Lake, SK. 306-759-2070, Eyebrow, SK. 1997 9600, 914 header, 2528 sep./3335 eng. hrs., hopper topper, chaff spreader, 1997 CTS JD combine, 2391 threshing R e d e ko p c h a f f s ave r s y s t e m ava i l . hrs., deluxe cab, big top c/w extension 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395 Langham SK (300 bu.), Sunnybrook cyl. and beater, fine cut chopper, extra long auger, 30.5x32 and 1989 JD 9501 pull type combine, Rake-Up 23x28 tires, 914 PU header, $60,000; 2002 P U , g o o d c o n d i t i o n , $ 1 4 , 5 0 0 . MacDon 30’ draper header, PU reel, hyd. 306-946-2804, Watrous, SK. fore and aft, shedded, well maintained. No rocks! $25,000. 780-837-8047, Falher, AB.

COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES, Morris 7 Series Magnum; JD 1610, $135 ea.; JD 1610/610 (black) $180. 306-259-4923 306-946-7923, Young, SK. AIR SEEDER FANS, hyd. and/or PTO drive, $275- $875. Phone 306-259-4923, 306-946-7923, Young, SK.


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TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. “ Fo rAllY o u rFa rm Pa rts” DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abes Tractor, w w w .f yf e p a rts .c om 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON LANDA PRESSURE WASHERS, steam washers, parts washers. M&M Equipment Ltd., L O S T C I T Y S A LVAG E , parts cheap, Parts and Service 306-543-8377, fax please phone ahead. 306-259-4923, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. 306-543-2111, Regina, SK. MEDICINE HAT TRACTOR Salvage Inc. AGRICULTURAL PARTS STO RE Specializing in new, used, and rebuilt agricultural and construction parts. Buying ag and construction equipment for dismanH ydra ulic Pa rts t l i n g . C a l l t o d ay 1 - 8 7 7 - 5 2 7 - 7 2 7 8 , & D oi n g H ydra uli c R e p a i r Medicine Hat, AB. 1995 MACDON 960 25’ HEADER, w/PU reel. CWI Inspection Completed. Comes Ca ll NODGE Firs t ENGINE SEIZED UP IN STORAGE? with option of JD, MF or CIH adapters. Swift Current, SK 90+% success freeing up stuck and frozen Trades welcome, financing available. pistons, $19.95 + S&H/kit. 100% guaran• Pic ku p Be lt s • S e e d Bo o ts & Tips 1-800-667-4515. teed. & Te e t h • Air S e e d e r Ho s e 2004 CIH 1010 30’ header, UII PU reel, • Pa c ke rW he e l C a ps • Ele va to r C ha in s TOP $$$ PAID for scrap batteries. Call & S pro c ke t s shedded, transport, very good, $16,500. 306-761-1688, Regina, SK. • Nic ho ls S ho ve ls Phone 306-642-5829, Scout Lake, SK. • Fe e d e r C ha in s • Ha rro w Tin e s AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older trac& S pro c ke ts • Ba le r Be lts RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most tors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth• C o m b in e pa rts makes and sizes; Also header transports. • Ha yin g & Ha rve s t • C a n va s er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of BattleEd Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, Pa rts & S u pplie s ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. • Tra c to r Pa rts SK, SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge w w w .n od gem fg.c om MACDON CA20 JD adapter kit, $2500. inventory new and used tractor parts. 403-312-5113, located in Viscount, SK. 1-888-676-4847. 1-800-667-7421



WANTED TO BUY: Tractors under $10,000 in need of repair. Also buying burnt or damaged round balers. 306-395-2668 or 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK.


BJM SILAGE MIXER wagon, new inside WANTED: JD 4730 or 4830 sprayer, new skin, new augers, and scale only 2 yrs. old, or low hrs. Phone/fax 306-283-4747 or asking $4000. 1994 NH 900 silage cutter, 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. w/Richardton hydump wagon, asking $10,500. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK.



BRANDT SB4000 100’, 1600 gal. tank, wind cones, frost kit, rinse water tank kit, 1 yr. old UC4+ AutoBoom, monitor, accumulators, serviced, field ready, $26,900 OBO. 403-485-8198, Arrowwood, AB. 2004 133’ 67XL FLEXI-COIL, great shape, c/w auto rate and control monitor $16,900. 306-472-7704, Woodrow, SK. BRANDT HC QUICK FOLD PT sprayer, 1000 US gal. poly tank, 96’, hyd. drive, 3-way nozzle bodies, wind cones. 403-545-2331 or 403-330-8042, Bow Island, AB.

COMBINE WORLD 1-800-667-4515, 20 minutes East of Saskatoon, SK. on Highway #16. 1 year warranty on all new, used, and rebuilt parts. Canada’s largest inventory of late model combines and swathers. MURPHY SALVAGE: new, used, rebuilt parts for tractors, combines, swather, tillage and misc. machinery. Always buying. Website: Phone 1-877-858-2728, Deleau, MB. LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines.

Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. 1-866-729-9876 5150 Richmond Ave. East Brandon, MB New Used & Re-man parts Tractors Combines Swathers 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 SUPER PICKER II, Model RP-7700, reconditioned, PTO driven, hyd. swing hitch, harden teeth, field ready. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. RITE-WAY REEL PICKER, 1986, hyd. drive, tandem axle, $4000. Degelman fork picker, $1500. Both units are one owner. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK, email DEGELMAN 6000 hyd. drive, 3 batt, rock curtain, used very little, $16,500 OBO. 306-747-2514, Shellbrook, SK.

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 SPRAYTEST REMOTE BOOM CONTROL Use handheld remote to select and turn on individual boom section for nozzle checks. Easy install with harness to plug in to your sprayer. Models for up to 16 sections. Ph: 306-859-1200

2005 90’ FLOATING boom, solid shields, 2-way nozzles, 1000 US gal., GFS, autorate, foamer, $23,300 OBO. Pictures 1996 XL 45’ TRIDEM step deck, air ride. available at Ag Onboard 3000 gal. water tank and onShield, Benito, MB, 1-800-561-0132. board chem. handler II, c/w ramps. Fits 2003 FLEXI-COIL 67XL susp. boom, 90’, any sized SP sprayer, asking $40,000. 1250 gal. tank, triple nozzle bodies, wind 780-837-5243, Donnelly, AB. screens, rinse tank, wand wash, exc. cond. 2009 JD 4830, 450 eng. hrs., loaded, AMS, Call Rod at 306-463-7713, Kindersley, SK. 2 sets of tires, HID lighting, $265,000. 2006 NEW HOLLAND SF110, 90’ suspend- 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. ed boom, triple nozzles, induction tank, 2007 ROGATOR 1074SS, 1300 hrs., 2 sets 850 Imperial gal. tank, autorate, exc cond. o f t i r e s , 1 0 0 ’ b o o m s , $ 1 5 9 , 0 0 0 . 306-487-2868. Lampman, SK. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. BRANDT QF 1500 90’, 800 gal. tank, new 2001 APACHE 890 Plus, 200 HP Cummins hyd. pump, double nozzle bodies, foam engine, 6 spd. auto Funk trans., 1018 hrs., marker. 306-263-4513, 306-640-9074, 100’ boom, Trimble 500 AutoSteer, Raven Limerick, SK. autorate, foam marker, 850 gal. tank, 4 Tridekon crop dividers, 2 sets of rear tires, 2004 NH SF115, 134’, 1250 gal. tank, rinse $ 9 5 , 0 0 0 O B O . 4 0 3 - 9 3 4 - 4 2 4 3 , tank, chem. tank, wind screens, disc mark- 403-934-4244, Strathmore, AB. ers, $16,000. 403-634-1373, Enchant, AB. 2010 JD 4930, Hi flow pump, SS plumb2001 67XL, 1250 IMPERIAL GAL. TANK, ing, 2 sets tires, deluxe cab, boom track 5, 90’, chem fill tank, rinse tank and handheld JD Starfire 1, Swath Pro, excellent cond., nozzle, dual body, combo jet nozzles, hyd. l o w h r s . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 2 7 8 - 2 4 5 2 o r pump, no autorate control. 306-283-4747, 306-278-7396, Porcupine Plain, SK. 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. APACHE AS1000, good condition, 1375 hrs., 90’ booms, Outback AutoSteer, AutoBoom, auto shutoff, 1000 gal tank, chem CIH 4420, 120’, $254,000; 2010 JD 4830, handler, rinse tank, triple nozzle bodies, 230 hrs., $249,000; 2008 Miller A75, 1200 HID work lights, $99,000. 204-734-8502, gal., 275 HP, $159,900; Willmar 6400, 4 204-734-0837, Durban, MB. WD, $39,000. Hergott Farm Equipment, 2001 ROGATOR 110’ boom, 2 sets of tires, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. air ride cab, AutoSteer, AutoHeight, sec1998 WILLMAR 7250, w/90’ Spray-Air t i o n a l c o n t r o l , 2 7 5 0 h r s . $ 8 7 , 5 0 0 . boom, SS 600 gal. tank, Satloc guidance, 306-742-5912, Churchbridge, SK. rear duals, 2450 hrs., Midtech rate control- 2009 1286C ROGATOR, 1150 hrs, 1280 ler, $58,500. Phone 306-227-7856 or gal. tank, rinse tank, chem inductor, 100’ 306-375-2943, Kyle, SK. boom, flood light kit, Raven Viper Pro, AcSmarTrax AutoSteer, 2 sets of 2000 WILMAR 6400 XPLORER, 1435 cuBoom, drive train warranty for 2000 hrs or hrs., 80’ boom, 600 gal. tank, 12-4-42 tires, until June 2013, $200,000. Fillmore, SK. tires, air ride with on-board air compres- Phone 306-722-3894 or 306-861-3268. sor, Midtech rate controller, foam marker, vg condition; pintle hitch trailer also 2006 JD 4720, 2 sets tires, 1800 hrs, SS tank, 90’ booms, asking $137,000 OBO. available. Ph. 306-873-8334, Tisdale, SK. 204-526-2040, Bruxelles, MB. 2008 CIH 3150, Outback S3, AutoSteer, 890 hrs, duals, Raven height control, 2003 JD 4710, 2950 hrs., 90’ boom, GS2 w/AutoTrac, swath control, hyd. tread ad$130,000. 306-466-4695, Leask, SK. just, 320 and 20.8 tires, mint! $136,500 1998 SPRA-COUPE 3640, 70’, 1160 hrs., OBO. 204-326-0117, Ste. Anne, MB. shedded, new dividers, foam marker, good 2009 JD 4930, 1200 gal., 120’ boom, SS cond, $44,900. 780-608-0556 Camrose AB tank and plumbing, chem. inductor, 2 sets 1998 JD 4700 sprayer, 2787 hrs., 90’ tires, 5 sensor Auto-Height control, full boom, 750 poly tank, 2 sets of tires, foam- GPS w/swath control, 500 hrs., $290,000 er, good cond., $85,000. 306-967-2541, OBO. 780-837-5243, Donnelly, AB. 306-628-7808 cell, Leader, SK. 2007 APACHE AS-1010, 1000 gal., 100’ MILLER CONDOR A75, w/103’ Spray-Air boom, 1500 hrs, 215 HP, AutoSteer, Raven boom, 1200 gallon tank, mechanical drive, Envisio-Pro, auto shut-off, AutoHeight auto boom, AccuBoom, auto steer, 2 sets control, incl. floater tires, exc. cond., fully of tires, 1275 hrs. Randy, 306-365-4212 or loaded $125,000. 306-535-7708 Sedley SK 306-365-8386, Guernsey, SK. 2004 CASE 3200, AIM, Outback AutoSteerGALLENBERG AG1000, 1000 gal. SS tank, ing, 1300 hrs, $128,000. 306-577-7990, 120’ booms, Cummins engine, 3” fill, Out- 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK. back S2 GSP, 360 mapping, E-drive, Raven AutoBoom height control, Raven rate con- 2006 APACHE 1010, 398 hrs total, 1000 troller, Automate swath control, 3 sets gal., 100’ booms, autorate, Rinex auto nozzles, 2 sets tires, breakaway boom, end shutoff, AutoBoom height, Outback GPS nozzle, rinse tank, and charcoal cab filter, c/w AutoSteer, Sharpshooter pulse system. 306-666-4807, Golden Prairie, SK. $58,000. 780-367-2527, Vergreville, AB. 1995 TYLER PATRIOT XL 90’ booms, 750 RETIRING: 2003 APACHE 1090 PLUS, gal. tank, JD 4 cyl. diesel engine, 3200 hrs, 1472 hrs., 90’ boom, 1000 gal. poly tank, $42,000. 306-726-4326, Southey, SK. triple nozzle, crop dividers, Norac AutoHeight, Raven rate control, Ez-Steer, 2006 WILMAR EAGLE 8500, 90’, 2400 hrs, 780-998-9013, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Outback GPS, mapping, etc, extra tires, crop dividers, other options. Prince Albert, ADD an Attention Getter to your classified SK. 306-961-6170. ad for a great price! Call the Western Producer Classifieds 1-800-667-7770 MELROE SPRA-COUPE 215 52’, 4 wheel, $8900. Call 306-231-8111, Humboldt, SK.

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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 $179,000. 306-843-7465, Wilkie, SK. 1982 HAGIE 647 high clearance 4 WD, diesel, 80’ updated boom, 500 gal, MT flow control, Outback guidance, new nozzles, $9000 OBO. 204-529-2104, Mather, MB.

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2010 JD 4830 100’, equipped with all GPS, AutoSteer, Boom height, swath Pro., hyd. tread, 1000 SS, 2 end nozzles, 690 hrs., $235,000 OBO. Duane 306-747-4435, 306-961-8817 cell, Shellbrook, SK.

WANTED: OLDER STYLE V-plow snowplow 2009 APACHE AS-1010, 672 hrs, 100’ blade, the lighter the better. Prince Albert, boom, 1000 gal. tank, field ready. Call or SK, 306-929-2075, text for details. 306-380-8818, Viceroy, SK 306-961-6478. 1999 JD 4700, 2200 hrs., exc. cond, SS tank, 2 sets of tires, weight pkg, GPS, Auto Steer, foam, boom valves, wheel covers, fence row nozzles, Thompson strainer, ex2 0 1 0 R E E V E S 8 5 5 I n l i n e l a r g e tra lights, hyd. tread adj, Norac, fenders, square/round bale wrapper. Will wrap trace control, 3 sets nozzles, $110,000. both, self-contained, fully automated, used 780-352-0643, Millet, AB. very little. 403-323-0217, Big Valley, AB RAVEN AUTOHEIGHT BOOM control, FARM AID SILAGE feed wagon w/scale, w h e e l s , s e n s o r s , a n d m o n i t o r. 3 5 0 c u . f t . , w o r k s g r e a t , $ 4 5 0 0 . 306-771-2527, Edenwold, SK. 403-888-3356, Acme, AB. 2001 JD 4710, 90’ booms, 2167 hrs, fully COMMERCIAL SILAGE, TRUCK BODIES, equipped, farmer owned, $150,000 OBO. trailers. Well constructed, heavy duty, ta- Ph. 306-768-2975, 306-768-2979, Carrot pered w/regular grain gates or hyd. silage River, SK. gates. CIM, Humboldt, SK, 306-682-2505. 1992 MELROE 230 High Clearance 70’, YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For all your foam marker, floatation tires, 2 sets of silage equipment needs call Kevin or Ron tires, low hours, $16,000. 306-946-2727, Watrous, SK. toll free 1-800-803-8346, Regina, SK.

2001 NH SF550- equivalent to Rogator 554, 2300 hrs., 5.9 Cummins, 660 gal. SS tank, 90’ booms, pressure washer, chem inductor, EZ-Steer, EZ-Boom, mapping, triple nozzle bodies w/5 and 10 gal. Bubble Jet tips, 2 sets tires- 23.1x26, 9.5R44, exc. cond. 204-763-8896, Minnedosa, MB 2004 CASE SPX 4410, 1600 hrs, AutoSteer and mapping, Norac AutoBoom, AIM command, active susp., fence row nozzles, always shedded, $175,000. 403-647-7391, Milk River, AB.

MORRIS 54’ CONCEPT 2000, 7300 and 240 bu. nitrogen carts, Mid-rows, K-Hart packers, Quik-Tach, harrows, $50,000. 306-547-8064, Stenen, SK. 1830 JD 40’ air drill, double shoot, Atom Jet openers, 10” spacing, only 2500 acres, excellent. 306-229-4319, Warman, SK 54’ BOURGAULT 5710 w/4350 dual shoot cart, 9.8” spacing w/paired row stealth openers, 3.5” packers, 450 lb. trips w/NH3. $52,500. 403-485-8116 Vulcan AB

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1999 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 33’, double shoot, Atom Jets, 4” press, 3450 TBH, $63,000. May separate. Phone 306-563-8482 or 306-782-2586, Yorkton, SK. 2007 FLEXI-COIL 5000 HD, 58’, 10” spacing, 4” rubber, double shoot, 3-1/2” low draft double shoot openers, TBH 4350, 430 bu., VR air cart, primary blockage, $120,000. 780-360-5375, Wetaskiwin, AB.

NEW 710/70R38 rims and tires for JD 4710, 4720, and 4730, $15,000/set. 9 0 0 / 5 0 R 4 2 M i c h e l i n fo r 4 9 3 0 J D, 650/65R38 for JD 4830. 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK. HIGH CLEARANCE SPRAYER trailer for 6400 Willmar, made by Dutch, 20,000 lb. rating, pintle hitch. 306-696-7574, Broadview, SK.


FLEXI-COIL 5000 27’, 7.2” spacing, single shoot, carbide tip 3/4” opener, steel packers, 1110 TBT cart, meter box rebuilt 3 yrs. ago, coarse and fine rollers, some new hoses, always shedded, original owner, $30,000. Phone 306-384-1024 or 306-290-3678, Asquith, SK.

2005 MORRIS MAXIM III, 40’, 10” spacing, DS paired row, Edge-On shanks, Gen tips, heavy trips, large rubber packers, mud scrapers, rock deflectors, Flexi-Coil manifolds and Morris distribution. Less than 7000 acres (bought new in 2007). $44,000 OBO. 403-860-4019, Irricana, AB. 2003 57’ FLEXI-COIL 5000, 2320 TBT tank w/TBH 1250 liquid cart, exc. cond. Call Moe 306-472-7990, Lafleche, SK. JD 1820, 41’ double shoot 3.5” Gen, 10” spacing, 4” recap steel, 1910 430 bu. TBH w/conveyor, variable rate, 20.8x38 duals, $70,000. 403-635-0774, Ft. Macleod, AB. 2011 CASE/IH ATX700, 70’, 4” rubber packers, 10” spacing, single shoot, w/3580 tank, 580 bu., 900 metric tires, asking $229,000. 306-463-3815, 306-463-7866, Flaxcombe, SK. 2002 JD 1890 disc drill, 10” spacing, 42’ w/Flexi-Coil 2320 tank w/320 3rd tank, n e w d i s c s l a s t y e a r, $ 6 7 , 5 0 0 . 306-267-4528, Coronach, SK.

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 JD 737, 10” spacing 40’, JD 1900 cart, 3 tanks, 340 bu., double shoot. Lynwood TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. Miller, Avonlea, SK. 306-868-7880. Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. Call Great West Agro, 306-398-8000, Cut FLEXI-COIL 40’ 820, 9” spacing, packer wheels and harrows, 2320 TBH tank, Knife, SK. $34,900. Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030 any4 MATCHING 230-95-48 sprayer tires and time, North Battleford, SK. rims off 854 Rogator. Located at Viscount 2004 MORRIS MAXIM II 40’, 10” spacing, SK. Phone 403-312-5113. 4” steel, single shoot w/liquid 8336 TBH RETIRING: 1994 MANAC 48’ Stepdeck tank with 3000 gal. US liquid tank, Bourhigh clearance sprayer transport, air ride, gault wing type carbide tips with liquid 3000 gal water tanks, chem handler. 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. 780-998-9013, Fort SK, AB. 306-847-4413, 306-963-7755, Liberty, SK. FLEXI-COIL 5000, 45’, 12” spacing, VR 3450 air cart TBT, 3” rubber packers. 403-888-6993, Swalwell, AB. VICON 40’ air drill, 160 bu. Vicon tank, 9” spacing, 3/4” carbide Dutch openers, onFLEXI-COIL 6000, Barton openers, 12” shank packers, liquid kit, new hoses and space, 40’, exc., sell w/wo 3450 air cart, 3 tires, $13,500. 306-795-2749, Ituna, SK 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. 1999 HARMON 4480 air drill, w/3100 TBH, 9.6” spacing, carbide openers, paired row 780-741-3714 780-787-8293,Vermilion AB w/4” V packers, $30,000 OBO. 306-826-5665, Marsden, SK. DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. SUPER SPONGE CONTACT weed wiper, 30’, folding cart, $1500. Can be pulled with quad. 403-888-3356, Acme, AB.

RETIRING: 2006 NH SD440A 58’, 12” spacing, 550# trip, 5.5” rubber packers, 2000 acre on stealth openers, SC 430 VR, TBH cart, 2500 gal. Pattison NH3 wagon, w/Max-quip high pressure pump. 780-998-9013, Fort Saskatchewan, SK.

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. 2000 FLEXI-COIL 51’ 5000 air drill, 12” spacing, 3-1/2” steel packers, NH3; 2005 2340 TBT cart. 306-231-5268 Muenster SK MORRIS MAXIM II air drill, 49’, 3-1/2” steel packers w/Morris 7300 TBH air tank, 3rd tank, double shoot, nice condition, $45,000. Kyle 204-642-2168, Arborg, MB. FLEXI-COIL 7500 60’, year 2000, 10” spacing, DS, 4” steel, under 20,000 acres, $22,000, drill only/no tank. 306-862-2387 or 306-862-2413, Nipawin, SK. FLEXI-COIL 5000, 33’, 12” spacing, 2320 air tank, double shoot paired row, Dutch low draft openers, 550 lb. trips, 5.5” rubber packers. 2320 has 3rd tank and many parts replaced. 403-784-2586, Clive, AB. EZEE-ON 48’ 7550, steel packers, dual shoot, Dutch carbide openers, w/2005 Ezee-On 4350 cart, 3 comp., exc. cond., $50,000. 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK 3225 BOURGAULT AIR TANK, hitch, shedded, 3rd tank, excellent, $17,500. 306-233-7305, Cudworth, SK. CONCORD 4012, LIQUID kit, gas Harman cart, $8500 OBO; Concord 3909, 7200 Case 42’ hoe. 306-693-2626 Caronport, SK 1999 FLEXI-COIL 7500, 50’ w/2340 TBH variable rate tank, 10” spacing, steel packers, single shoot, $42,000. 306-266-4889, Fir Mountain, SK. 1995 5000 FLEXI-COIL air drill, 45’, steel packers, double shoot, Atom Jet openers, (used 1 yr), good cond., $24,000 OBO. 306-548-4758, 306-547-8205, Stenen, SK. FLEXI-COIL 1720, TBT, air tank, double shoot, stored inside, exc. cond., $16,000 OBO. 403-652-1896 eves, High River, AB. 1999 BOURGAULT 5710 64’, 9.8” spacing, 3” Atom Jet single shoot openers, 4.5” 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. 780-876-0634, Debolt, AB.

JOHN DEERE 1820 air drill, 61’, 10” spacing. Call 403-664-2028, Oyen, AB. 2 BOURGAULT 6550 tanks for auction: 2009 Bourgault 6550 ST TBH w/dual fans, hyd. bag lift, 4 camera pkg., NH3 plumbing, W20 monitor, dual tires and more; 2008 Bourgault 6550 ST TBH w/dual fans, hyd. bag lift, 4 camera pkg., NH3 plumbing, X20 monitor, dual tires and more. Meier Bros Auction April 4th Ridgedale, SK, Kramer Auctions Ltd. 306-445-5000 PL#914618. CONCORD 48-12-4R w/440 bu. refurbished Concord cart, Phoenix harrows, radial packer tires, 4” carbide stealth openers, Agtron monitors, 10” auger w/air seeder hopper, $59,000. Call Jared at 306-631-0053, Moose Jaw, SK.

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1995 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 39’, 9”, 3.5” steel, 1330 TBH, c/w TBT liquid cart, liquid kit, Atom-Jet openers, $39,900. Cam-Don Motors, 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 1998 JD 1820 40’, 10” spacing, 3-1/2” steel, single shoot, carbide tip knives, c/w 1997 JD 787 230 bu. TBH tank. 306-648-2720, Gravelbourg, SK. 2005 BOURGAULT 5725 air coulter drill, 54’ on 9.8” space, MRB series 25, 3” semipneumatic packer wheels, primary blockage sensors, auto clutch switch, 2005 Bourgault 6550ST air seeder, dual fans, 4 tank metering, deluxe auger, 591 monitor, 900 rear tires. 306-689-2735, Lancer, SK. 2001 CONSERVA PAK 40’, 12” spacing, hyd. trip. 1999 Morris 7300 variable rate TBT, hyd. drive, w/third tank, shedded, $69,000. 306-824-2182, Rabbit Lake, SK. 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. 2009 JD AIR hoe drill, 34’, 8” spacing, 1” carbide tips, single shoot, 2009 JD 1910 commodity cart, 195 bu., TBT, main manifold blockage, variable rate, very good cond., $90,000. Ph. 403-577-2277 or cell 403-575-1114, Consort, 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. CONCORD/CASE ATX5010, red, 50’, Case 2300, 230 bu tank, DS, 1” AtomJet or 3.5” dutch paired row openers, liquid fert. kit, good cond., $45,000. 204-391-1011, Elie, MB. Email: 2010 BOURGAULT 5710, 74’, 9.8” spacing, w/3” Dutch paired row dual shoot knives, 3-1/2” packers, w/6700 tank, dual fans, loaded w/rear hitch. Millhouse Farms 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK. 1996 OR 1998 FLEXI-COIL 5000 45’, 12” spacing, double shoot, 2320 TBT cart, Atom Jet openers, 3-1/2” capped steel packers, Haukaas markers, $50,000 each. Call 306-442-4505, Weyburn, SK. JD 1820 AIR drill, 52’, 10” spacing, 4” pneumatic, 8 run single shoot, TBH, $45,000. 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. 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. JD 1850 DISC DRILL, set up with mid row banding, 787 TBT cart, 1500 gal. liquid cart. Machine is in great shape and works excellent. $47,500 for entire unit. Will separate. 306-227-4503, Saskatoon, SK. 2009 FLEXI-COIL 5000 HD 45’, 10”, 550, 3.5 steel, double shoot, c/w 2006 430 TBT mech. $149,000. Will separate. Cam-Don Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 36’ CONCORD AIR drill, c/w 2000 200 bu. TBH tank, dual run liquid kit, good cond., $18,500. 306-642-3445, Assiniboia, SK. 2001 FLEXI-COIL 7500 air drill 50’, 10” spacing w/blockage sensors, $15,000; 2002 JD air drill 60’, no boots, 10” spacing, $30,000. 306-267-4528, Coronach, SK. DAVIDSON TRUCKING, PULLING AIR drills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 30 years experience. Bob Davidson, Drumheller, 403-823-0746 2006 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 58’, 10” spacing, triple shoot, NH3, 440 bu. TBH cart, 1 season on packer bearings and boot tips, exc. $125,000. 780-608-0653, Strome, AB. 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. 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 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. 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. 34’ MORRIS NEVER pin zero till drill, c/w Morris 8336 tank w/3rd tank, good shape, $47,500 OBO. 780-689-9688, Boyle, AB. HARMON 2880 AIR DRILL 28’, 180 bu. Morris tank, steel packers, $20,000 OBO. 306-882-3278, Fiske, SK. 1996 HARMON 4480 air drill, 12” spacing, w/Bourgault 195 air tank, NH3. 403-534-2355, 403-485-8189, Arrowwood, AB. E-mail: 2006 BOURGAULT 5710 40’, 9.8” spacing, w/450 trips, 3” rubber packers, Bourgault 6350 air cart. 780-753-2952, Provost, AB. JD 1820 w/1900 cart, 270 bu., 45’, 10” spacing, dual casters, single shoot, $45,000. 403-634-1373, Enchant, AB.

2002 MORRIS MAXIM II, 35’, 10” spacing, double shoot paired row, Edge-On shanks, 3.5” steel packers, mud scrapers, rock deflectors, w/787 JD 230 bu. cart, $45,000. 780-525-2877, Grassland, AB.


2009 JD 1870, 56’, side band, Dutch IHC AIR SEEDER CART, 1998, model dry/NH3 fert. opener, blockage monitors, 3 5 0 3 , c / w f i l l a u g e r, $ 1 8 , 0 0 0 . 2011 updates, Max Quip VRC NH3 kit w/5 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. section control, 1910 430 bu. TBH cart w/conveyor, $195,000. 780-787-2408, Mannville, AB. 2007 JD 1830 61’ air drill, 10” spacing, double shoot, all run blockage, large flotation tires, set up for a TBH cart, cart not included. 306-297-2077, Shaunavon, SK.

2005 29’ MORRIS Maxim II, double shoot (Atom Jets), TBT 7240 air tank; 2002 40’ Morris Maxim II w/Dutch openers, TBT 2002 Bandit liquid fertilizer caddy 2035, and TBH 7030 air cart. WANTED: 47’-50’ Bourgault or Morris air drill, double shoot w/air tank. 306-373-9140, 306-270-6627, 2007 NH SD440 (Flexi-Coil 5000 HD) drill 58’, 10” centres, 550 trip, double Saskatoon, SK. 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. 1994 HARMON 3680 w/3100 cart, 36’, 8” spacing, single shoot, liquid manifolds, 2- 2011 SEED HAWK 8412 84’ air 1.5” openers, 2.5” steel packers. Cart: 250 drills, 12” spacing, semi pneumatic pack- bu., 2 compartments, double shoot caers, 800 bu. 4 comp. TBH tank, Sectional pable, $18,500. 306-731-3250, Bulyea, SK. Control technology, dbl. hyd. fan, 10” load conveyor, 30.5L32 duals. 306-776-2397 or visit Regina, SK. 2008 BOURGAULT 3310 PHD, 48’, 12” 1996 BOURGAULT 8800, 28’, granular kit, spacing, 1” opener w/Alpine and liquid harrows, Bourgault wedges, 2115 air cart, side band, AgTron blockage on all runs, shedded. $20,000 OBO. 306-749-2752, 4.5” pneumatic pkrs, 6350 TBH cart, single Birch Hills, SK. shoot, 2 drives, 591 controller, low acres. MODEL 655 JD air seeder, 28’, $6500 OBO. 306-623-4222, 306-628-8338, Sceptre, SK 306-835-2806, Raymore, SK. BOURGAULT 3310, 65’, 10” spacing, EZEE-ON 160 GROUND DRIVE air seeder, MRB’s, V-style packing tires, $175,000. split tank, coupled w/35’ 204 CCIL cult., 306-648-3675, Gravelbourg, SK. hyd. rod. May sell separate, $7500. 1996 52’ BOURGAULT 5710 air drill, 7” 306-394-4826, Coderre, SK. spacing, 2004 Bourgault 5350 air tank, sin- 1998 BOURGAULT 4300 air cart, S/S, 2TM, gle shoot, rear hitch, always shedded, mint, $28,000 OBO. Phone: 306-563-8482, $40,000 OBO. 701-720-0159, Minot, ND. 306-782-2586, Rama, SK. 2006 SEED HAWK, 48-10 w/on board FLEXI-COIL 800, 40’, 1720 tank, w/320 2500 gal. liquid tank, c/w 4350 Bourgault granular applicator, single or double air tank; 1997 MORRIS MAXIM 3910 air shoot, premium condition, $19,000 OBO. drill, 6240 air cart, single shoot w/side 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. band liquid. 306-457-7332, Stoughton, SK. 1995 BOURGAULT 28’, 8” spacing, liquid kit 2 0 0 2 C O N S E R VA PA K 5 6 ’ . A s k i n g and hitch, 130 bu. tank, K-Hart packers, 1 $70,000. Call Peter 780-603-3455, Vegre- y e a r o l d l i q u i d k n i v e s , $ 1 9 , 0 0 0 . ville, AB 306-698-2563, Wolseley, SK. FLEXI-COIL 57’ 5000, 9” spacing, rubber 1998 NEW NOBLE 9000 Seed-O-Vator press, $29,900; 2320 TBH tank, $15,900; . 37.3’, triple shoot, 1998 Seed-O-Vator 250 Pro Ag Sales, 306-441-2030 anytime, TBH tank, ground driven rod w/7” spacing, North Battleford, SK. on-row packing, $11,000 OBO. FLEXI-COIL 7500 70’, 10” spacing, 3.5” 306-476-2715, Fife Lake, SK. Dutch openers, 3.5” steel packers, all new 1999 BOURGAULT 8810, 40’, 8” spacing, hoses last year, excellent condition. Selling 330 trips, dual shoot, Atom Jet openers, w/wo 3450 air cart. 780-741-3714 or g r a n u l a r k i t , p a c k e r s , $ 2 7 , 5 0 0 . 780-787-8293, Vermilion, AB. 306-621-7777, Yorkton, SK. NEW MORRIS CONTOUR 1, 61’, 12” spac- BOURGAULT 3225 AIR cart, vg condition, ing, double shoot, 8370 w/80 bu., 3rd $15,000 OBO. Phone: 306-563-8482, tank, TBT air cart, cash price $230,000. 306-782-2586, Rama, SK. Hibbard Equip 306-969-2133, Minton, SK. 2005 BOURGAULT 6350 S/S, 2TM, rear JD 1895, 1910 tank TBH w/conveyor, low hitch, $49,000 OBO. Phone: 306-563-8482, acres, always shedded. Call 306-967-2534 306-782-2586, Rama, SK. or text 306-460-8555, Eatonia, SK. 1993 JD 787, TBH 610, 35’, 12” spacing, ‘BOURGAULT PURSUING PERFECTION’ Degelman 3-bar harrows, all-run monitor, 1996 Flexi-Coil 5000, 57’ w/Flexi 4350 b r o a d c a s t k i t , s h e d d e d , $ 2 2 , 0 0 0 . cart, $88,000; 2001 5710, 54’, double 306-753-2833, Macklin, SK. 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 8810 BOURGAULT 40’, 8” space, MRB, NH3 shoot, 3” rubber, $49,000; 2001 5710, 64’, kit, Raven, steel packers, 3/4” carbide 9.8” spacing, MRB’s, 3.5” rubber packers, openers, asking $23,000. 204-573-7787, w/2001 5440 air tank, $115,000; 2003 Brandon, MB. Bourgault 5710, 54’, double shoot, 3” rub- FLEXI-COIL 110, TBH, hyd. or engine fan ber, $89,000; 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000/2320, drive, rear hitch, 33’ Morris Magnum cult., single shoot, 3.5” steel, $59,000; 2000 Poirier openers like new, liquid kit, Bourgault 5710, 64’, new 5-1/2” pneumat- $12,500 OBO. 306-445-5485 Battleford, SK ic packers, double shoot, $109,000; 2001 Bourgault 5440, double shoot, $58,000; 50’ FLEXI-COIL 400, 7” spacing, mulchFlexi-Coil 800/1610, 33’, $19,500; New 54’ ers, new shovels, 2320 TBH w/high flotaBourgault 8810 cult.; 2010 Bourgault 6000 tion Trelleborgs, $19,000; 44’ JD 730 90’ mid-harrow w/3225 Valmar; 2010 double disc, 230 bu. 787 TBT, $18,500; 41’ 6000 90’ mid-harrow; 2006 Bourgault JD 1060 w/1610 Flexi-Coil, $9500. May 5710, 54’, rubber packers, NH3 kit; 2006 sell units separate. Case/IH 2300 cart, 3310, 55’, 10” spacing, MRB’s; 2010 5710, TBH, $8500. Can deliver. MacGregor MB, 74’, 5.5” packers; 2010 Bourgault 5810, call Brian 204-685-2896, 204-856-6119. 62’, double shoot, 5.5” packers 2011 3225 BOURGAULT AIR TANK, 1997, winch, 3310/6550, 10” spacing, double shoot, r e a r h i t c h . $ 1 0 , 5 0 0 . C a l l D w i g h t w/6550 air cart with Zynx; 84’ Bourgault 204-573-7787, Brandon, MB. 7200 heavy harrow. Call for pricing. RD Ag Central, 306-542-3335 or 306-542-8180, 32’ BOURGAULT air seeder, 8” spacing, 135 bu. seed cart, Atom Jet boots, rebuilt Kamsack, SK. packers, c/w liquid fert. kit, 1300 gal. liq2010 CASE/IH 800 Precision drill, 60’, 10” uid cart, Honda pump. 306-259-4990, spacing, Dutch openers, liquid kit, 3430 306-946-6424, Young, SK. TBH variable rate cart, $195,000 OBO. 40’ BOURGAULT 8800, c/w Valmar and Phone 780-663-2492, Ryley, AB. 225 tank mounted harrows, $18,500. 52 SEEDMASTER PACKER wheels for sale, 780-896-2152, Andrew, AB. $45/ea. OBO. Phone: 306-654-4905, Prud’Homme, SK. 2003 40’ MORRIS MAXIM II and 7300 tank, 10” spacing, single shoot, 3” carbide “No” to strips spread tip, 4” steel packers. Asking $50,000; 1989 1010 header batt reel, Know your rates $6000. 306-796-4466, Central Butte, SK. 1998 29’ MORRIS MAXIM air drill, double shoot, paired row, 12” spacing w/3-1/2” steel packers c/w 1998 7180 tank, additional 3rd tank, fan ran by Kohler engine (tank always stored inside), $35,000. 306-501-2469, Balgonie, SK. 2003 MORRIS MAX II, 40’, 10” spacing, 4” steel, single shoot, 7180 tank, shank type NH3 kit, approx. 12,000 acres. Excellent, $58,900. Nipawin, SK. 306-862-2387 or 306-862-2413. WANTED: 30’ OLDER style double shoot disc air drill, complete with cart, 7 to 9” spacing. 780-662-2617, Tofield, AB. 2000 49’ MORRIS MAXIM, 12” spacing, double shoot, paired row, new tires, new openers, heavy shanks, $34,000. Phone 306-726-4617, 306-725-4869, Southey, SK 1993 SEED HAWK 3910, $35,000; 1996 JD 737 30’ air drill w/777 JD 160 bu. tank, $22,000. Eatonia, SK. Terry 306-720-0390 or Mitch 306-460-6146. SEED HAWK 2001 48’, 12” spacing with 357 bu. mounted seed/fert. tank, new SS fert. meters, approx. 13,000 acres, asking $65,000. 204-776-5557 or 204-534-7531, Minto, MB.

2007 JD 1590 No-Till seed drill, 15’, 7.5” spacing, fert./grain box w/agitator, grass seed box, markers, done approx 4000 acres. 403-782-1009, Lacombe, AB. 80 NEW 4.8 6-ply pecker wheels off Bourgault paralink drill (3310). Gull Lake, SK. Phone 306-671-7174. JD 9450 20’ hoe drill, 7” spacing, gen o p e n e r s , s t e e l p a c ke r s , s h e d d e d . 403-546-4089, 403-369-4089, Linden, AB. 10” CANCADE UNDER GRAIN trailer hopper auger, like new, $2100. 306-768-2907, Carrot River, SK. FLEXI-COIL 1720 AIR tank, 3 rollers, good cond., hasn’t seen much fertilizer, $12,500 OBO. 204-937-4605, Roblin, MB. 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.

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 , $49,700. 204-761-5145, Rivers, MB. 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 MORRIS CONCEPT 2000, 36’ air seeder, with 7180 3 comp. tank, good cond., $25,000. Vegreville, AB. 780-632-6372, 780-603-5307.

9450 JD HOE DRILLS 40’, factory transport. Ph 306-382-0764 or 306-222-2193, Saskatoon, SK. 2000 CASE/IH 3400 air tank, 8” auger, large 23.1x26 tires, exc. cond., $17,900. Would consider grain truck or other interesting trades. 403-644-3808, Standard, AB 48’ K-HART INDEPENDENT packers off FH Bourgault air seeder. Ph 204-773-2927 leave message, Angusville, MB.

8810 BOURGAULT, 30’, heavy trips, 10” ATOM JET TRIPLE shoot maxquip openers, spacing, packers, harrows, 2155 tank, done 7000 acres, lots of life left, off a 47’ 5710 Bourgault. Can email pictures. $20,000. 306-354-2533, Mazenod, SK. JD 610 seeding tool, floating hitch cult., 403-333-8182, Acme, AB. 38’, c/w 4 bar harrows, carbide banding FLEXI-COIL 65 NEW 425 lb. trips, $100 knives, $9500. 403-936-5797, Calgary, AB. each; 40’ Broadcast kit, $2200; Dual hyd. WA N T E D : A P P RO X . 4 0 ’ l a n d r o l l e r. markers, $750; Markermaster, $850; P30 WISHEK DISC 14’, $16,000; 18’, $18,000; 204-426-5506, 204-346-2575, Alma, MB. packers, $250 each; Morris 36’ air pack, Kewannee 16’ breaking disc, $20,000; 60’ FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 95 harrow packer $2200; Laurier 45’ packer bar, $3900. Pro Summers 70’ heavy harrow, $15,000; unit, good condition. 306-398-4714, Cut Ag Sales, 306-441-2030 anytime, North Phoenix harrows, $13,000; DMI 7 shank ripper, $12,900; 5 shank, $10,900; Howard Battleford, SK. Knife, SK. rototiller, $5000. Call 1-866-938-8537. NEW AND USED Rollers, tow behind, wing 1996 JD 787 TBH 230 bu. tank, 320 3rd up, 5-plex units, all sizes. 403-545-6340, tank, good shape, set up as 4-run, $20,000 KELLO-BILT 8’ TO 16’ OFFSET DISCS c/w oilbath bearings, 26” to 36” blades. OBO. 306-476-2715, Fife Lake, SK. 403-580-6889 cell, Bow Island, AB. The Successful Farmers Choice. 2005 RITE-WAY 7168 heavy harrow. 68’, VISIT OUT WEBSITE 1-888-500-2646 low acres, $33,000 OBO. 306-563-8482, See our new products for spring 2012. Our full carbide-triple shoot-paired row open- 1996 25’ EZEE-ON TANDEM DISC, new 306-782-2586, Rama, SK. ers have fertilizer between seed rows and notched blades last year, all new bearings, BRAND NEW 50’ Rite-Way Maxi (Phoenix) slightly below. We also have 1/4” SS liquid asking $18,000 OBO. Ph: 306-796-7809 or harrow, rotary, autofold, $43,800 OBO. fertilizer lines delivering fertilizer to seed 306-796-4403, Central Butte, SK. 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. rows. Available for all paralink-C shank and edge on. Please watch our website for up- 42’ EZEE-ON DEEP Tillage, 4-bar harrows, dates. Thank you for visiting our website. original owner, $24,000 OBO. Phone: 403-746-5494, 403-746-3945, Eckville, AB VW Mfg., Dunmore, AB. 403-528-3350. 1986 VERSATILE 2200 DRILLS, 42’ 8” spacing, fertilizer solid shank with Gen pin on point, factory transport, $6,000 306-476-2715, Fife Lake, SK. FOR BOURGAULT 8800 CULTIVATOR: 6 shank and triple assemblies and stubs, 5 poly packer wheels, 2 packer wheel frames. 306-748-2673, Neudorf, SK.

MORRIS RANGER 111 roller packer, 48’ wide, vg cond, $4200. Ph. 204-743-2324, at Cypress River, MB. 70’ DEGELMAN HEAVY harrows, 9/16 tines, mint condition. 780-386-2220, 780-888-1258, Lougheed, AB. 40’ BOURGAULT 4 bar mounted harrows, $2000; Also 40’ Flexi-Coil packer bar, $1000. 306-329-4373, Asquith, SK. 50’ OF FLEXI-COIL HEAVY HARROWS, 5/8 tines. 780-386-2220, 780-888-1278, Lougheed, AB. 2006 90’ BOURGAULT 6000 mid harrow bar, big tires, very good cond., $33,500 OBO. 306-747-2514, Shellbrook, SK. MORRIS HEAVY HARROW 50’, low acres, $23,000 OBO. Phone: 306-563-8482, 306-782-2586, Rama, SK.


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Wireless ART Air Seeder Rate and Blockage Monitor


Evolution of the ART Monitor

The WIRELESS ART Rate and Blockage monitor takes the uncertainty out of air cart operation. You will know if your seeding system is having any of these common problems: • Seed Blockage/No Seed Problems • Rate Problems

Use your Google ® Android ® Phone to keep track of our air seeder operation with an ‘App’. (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:

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.


WANTED: 56’ or (2-28’) CIH 6200 press drills, w/rubber press, factory transport; 50’ Bourgault Vibra-Master cult., 4 row, 8” spacing. 306-272-3958, Foam Lake, SK BOURGAULT 2115 SEEDER air tank, $4500. Phone 306-883-2877, 306-883-2669, 306-883-8028 cell, Spiritwood, SK. WANTED: BLACK SEED metering roller for flax, to fit 1910 JD seed cart. 403-501-5420, Brooks, AB. JD DISC DRILL #9350, 30’, with hydraulic mover, $2500. 403-394-4214, Taber, AB. WANTED: REAR HITCH for Flexi-coil 2320 air tank. 306-493-2734, Delisle, SK. FOR SALE: HAYBUSTER zero-till drills, 10’, 14’; Two 10’ w/double disc bander, great shape, stored inside; 20’ Haybuster 1000 air drill w/liquid fertilizer attachment Wa n t e d : H ay b u s t e r d r i l l s fo r p a r t s . 403-627-5429, Pincher Creek, AB. FLEXI-COIL 39’ 5000, 9”, c/w 3450 mech. cart, 550 lb, 3” rubber, 2320 TBH, double shoot, $65,000. Cam-Don Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK WANTED: Massey 360 discer with Martin hitch, must be in very good shape. 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK.

MASSEY HARRIS 820 31’ tandem disc, exc. cond., 20”-22” blades, tandem wheels throughout. 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK. 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.

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. 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. 32’ EZEE-ON 4600 DISC, $49,900. Phone 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. 26’ WISHEK DISC for sale, Model 842. 306-273-4644, 306-621-6673, Rhein, SK. 14’ KELLO #225 DISC, very nice, 1-1/2 years old. Phone 306-726-4616, Southey, 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 MORRIS 8900 CHISEL plow 31’, w/4 bar harrow and anhydrous kit, $9500 OBO. 306-548-4758, 306-547-8205, Stenen, SK. DEGELMAN 3000 CULTIVATOR, 35.5’, c/w harrows and spare parts, $6900 OBO. 204-773-3113, 204-773-0308, Russell, MB. JD 50’ 1650 cultivator for sale, with Degelman tine harrows, asking $20,000. Phone Ron 204-941-0045, Rossner, MB. FLEXI-COIL 800 FLOATING hitch, 41’, 9” spacing, 4-bar harrows, $12,000. Glenn 306-272-7123, Foam Lake, SK.


1980 2290 CASE tractor, 5800 hrs, powershift redone at 4100 hrs, $10,500. 1979 2-15’ MF 360 discers; 37’ Morris cultivator 2290 Case tractor, 8200 hrs, w/Allied FEL, with harrows; 9’ JD one-way disc blade. powershift done at 7800 hrs, $18,000. 306-861-2263 cell, Weyburn, SK. 306-558-4444, 306-558-7133. COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES, Mor- 1978 CASE 970, 700 Leon loader w/7’ ris 7 Series Magnum; JD 1610, $135 ea.; bucket, manual trans., completely rebuilt, JD 1610/610 (black) $180. 306-259-4923 vg shape, $15,800. 306-231-5268, Muen306-946-7923, Young, SK. ster, SK. HAUKAAS MARKERS for up to 60’, complete. $400. 204-736-4207, 204-981-7516, 1982 CASE 4490, 6100 hrs., 14’ Degelman blade, good condition, $20,000. Brunkild, MB. 306-785-4716, Cadillac, SK. PLANTER JD 7300, 12 row, 30” hyd. drive, WIL-RICH 12 BOTTOM plow, vg condition, 2000 CASE 9370, 4 WD, 4260 hrs, power$6200. Can deliver. Ph. 204-743-2324, vacuum metering, vertical fold, $12,000. shift, 20.8x42 duals, suitcase weights. at 204-522-6597, Hartney, MB. 306-648-2720, Gravelbourg, SK. Cypress River, MB. BOURGAULT 5720, 40’10”, 1999, MRB’s, double shoot dry, 2.5” steel packers, 9” 1998 CIH 9390, 5200 hrs., 20.8R-42 Firespacing, asking $32,000. 1991 32’, 610 JD stone triples, rubber 65%, 72 cast wts, 12 air seeder, 8” spacing, 777 tank, 110 bu., spd., Outback S2 AutoSteer, 4 SCV’s with 1 asking $13,000. 306-228-4528, Unity, SK. split to make 5, new batteries in 2011, $100,000. 306-463-9041, Kindersley, SK 23’ HUTCHMASTER DISC; 52’ Rite-Way wing type packer bar, P20’s; Bourgault 4250 air tank; 52’ of 8” space poly packers for Bourgault cult. Phone 204-546-3154, Grandview, MB. 1997 AGCOSTAR 8360, N14 Cummins, 360 HP, 18 spd., 20.8x42 duals, 4 remotes, shedded, 3760 hrs., great, $70,000 OBO. 306-948-2896, Bigger, 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.




SUPER 670 MM, gas, FEL, $2500; Wanted 1650 Cockshutt for parts. 306-681-7610 or 306-395-2668, Chaplin, SK. WHITE 2-105 for parts, good tires, $3000. 306-759-2704, Eyebrow, SK. 1977 WHITE 2-135, 3793 hrs., 18.4x38 duals, dual PTO, very good condition, $15,000. 403-381-0578, Lethbridge, AB. 1975 WHITE 1370, FWA, 3PTH, FEL, 4500 hrs, new clutch, shedded, vg, $15,200. Cam-Don Motors 306-237-4212 Perdue SK


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100 HRS. ONLY, 2011 CASE 435 quad trac, fully loaded, warranty, sight glasses on bogies, $295,000; DEGELMAN 7900 14’ 6-way blade, $22,000; CAT 80 scraper in excellent condition, $28,000. Rick Paull 204-851-1000, Elkhorn, MB. RETIRING: 2009 CIH 535HD, 688 hrs., PS, 5 hyd., diff. lock, 2 aux. hyd., weights, deluxe cab, Trimble 252, AutoSteer, PRO 600, HID lights, 800/70R38 duals, warranty, $252,000. 780-998-9013, Fort Sask, AB 2010 CIH 535 HD, 300 hrs., powershift, 800x38 tires, big pump, Pro 600 w/AutoSteer, front cast weights, diff. locks, vg condition. 204-825-2641, Pilot Mound, MB CASE 1070, 5000 hrs., good shape, new rubber, blade, $9500; Case 730 dsl., good cond., $2500. 306-252-2227, Kenaston, SK CASE 2594, low hrs., like new Michelins, very clean. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB.


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2000 8970 FORD New Holland, FWA, 5987 hrs., $54,000 OBO; 1996 8560 Ford New Holland, FWA, 6732 hrs., loader c/w grapple bucket, 3 PTH, bale fork $35,000 OBO; 1984 4490 Case 6194 hrs., $17,500 OBO. All units in excellent running condition and shedded. 403-888-5445, 403-888-5446, Strathmore, AB.

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JD 2755 TRACTOR w/JD loader and grapple, 2 WD, 9025 hrs., exc. shape. 306291-9395, 306-283-4747, Langham, SK.

1996 JD 8970, PTO, 4813 hrs., triples, 24 spd., weights, $93,000. 306-441-9320, North Battleford, SK. 2010 JD 9630T, 650 hrs., PTO, like new. 306-536-0890, Yellow Grass, SK.

1986 JD 4450, 15 spd powershift, 6806 hrs., excellent shape, $32,500 OBO. 306-728-8428, 306-728-8952, Melville, SK

1998 9370, 3800 hrs, 20.8x42 radials, 24 spd. trans, Atom Jet, w/2005 Degelman 7200, 16’ 6-way blade, $105,000 OBO. Phone 780-663-2492, Ryley, AB. 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 ST 385 QUAD, 2011. Two to choose from. 30” Camoplast tracks, diff. locks., high cap. pump, HID lighting, Nav II/ 262 receiver, high cap. drawbar. One c/w 1000 PTO. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 2010 485 STX for sale, PTO, loaded, GPS, low hours. Phone: 306-642-3487, Assiniboia, SK. 1988 CASE/IH 7130, 4900 hrs., MFD, duals, $38,000 OBO. To be picked up in Raymore, SK. 204-352-4037.

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

1990 CAT CHALLENGER 65, c/w 1000 PTO digital dash display, 24” tracks at 60%, new batteries, 3306 Cat engine, 290 HP, 10 speed powershift, Greenstar ready, air seeder return line. Unit is in exc. cond., completely serviced, field ready, c/w parts, overhaul manuals and numerous caterpillar filters, $57,500 OBO. Call Paul 780-645-6696, Lafond, AB.

2005 JD 7920, MFWD, 4250 hrs, IVT trans, c/w 746 loader, 9’ bucket and grapple, 650/42 tires, very clean condition. 306-342-4447, Glaslyn, SK.

1983 JD 8450, $27,000 OBO. For details call 306-865-2075, Hudson Bay, SK.

1990 4455 MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, rubber 90%, 4200 hrs, immaculate. 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, 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, 1997 J D 9 2 0 0 , 3717 hrs., 24 spd., 20.8x42 duals, excellent condition, $85,000. Ph 204-568-4593, Miniota, 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. 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.

1994 JD 8970, 24 spd., performance monitors, radar, diff lock, 20.8x42 triples, Michelin radial tires 80%+, AutoSteer, eng. bearings and clutch recently done, shedded, well maintained, excellent cond., 1991 JD 4255, 2 WD, good clean unit, ve r y c l e a n , $ 7 2 , 5 0 0 . S t . J e a n , M B . asking $30,000 OBO. Ph. 780-672-6389, 204-758-3943 or 204-746-5844. Camrose, AB. 2003 JD 8220, FWA, 2400 hrs., 3 PTH, big 1995 JD 6400, MFWD, 3PTH, self-levelling tires, $103,000; 1980 JD 4440, 6500 hrs., l o a d e r, g r a p p l e f o r k , 3 5 0 0 h r s . 3 PTH, $28,500. 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK. Visit: 306-272-4382, Foam Lake, SK.

1997 JD 9400 4 WD, 24 spd. trans., diff lock, 710x70x38 Firestone duals at 65%, weights front and back, 5500 hrs., in very good condition, $97,000. 204-746-5354, Morris, MB. or 1995 CASE/IH 9280, Goodyear radials at 4020 JD TRACTOR w/quick detached FEL, 90%, triples, EZ-Steer 500, recent workor- powershift, diesel, tires excellent, fibro ders, good condition, $70,000 OBO. cab, motor recently done. 306-383-2907, 306-889-4263, Mistatim, SK. 306-383-7789, Quill Lake, SK. 1985 CASE 2294, 154 HP, 8500 hrs., duals. 1986 JD 4450, quad range trans., 4324 never winter driven, never had a loader hrs., with JD 148 loader, bucket, tines and dual PTO, bottom end re-done, asking grapple. New front tires, new batteries, $16,000. 306-476-2713, Willow Bunch, SK. duals (new inner tires). Exc. shape. Asking $36,000. 306-640-9709, Assiniboia, SK. 3594 CASE IH, MFD, duals, 1000 PTO, triple hyd., 185 HP. 204-859-0075, Ross- 1991 JD 4955 MFWD, 42” duals, front weights, powershift, good condition, burn, MB. $55,000. 403-854-0230, Hanna, AB. 2000 CASE/IH MX200 FWA, 2627 hrs., 4 hyds., 3 PTO’s, shedded, $78,500. May 1982 JD 1040 w/cab, 3 PTH, JD 175 deal on 4WD 250-300 HP. 306-487-3173, l o a d e r, $ 1 2 , 9 0 0 O B O . C a l l G a r y 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB. Lampman, 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 . 2009 9430, 4 WD, 1336 hrs, 18 spd., powershift, 4 SCV’s, Star Fire AutoSteer 204-546-1004, Grandview, MB. incl., HID lighting, 710/70R42, exc. cond., CASE/IH ST 385 QUAD, 2011, 323 hrs, $216,000. Parry, SK, 306-442-4670, cell 30” Camoplast tracks, diff locks, high cap. 306-442-7758. pump, HID lighting, Nav II 262 receiver. 1995 JD 8970, 4131 hrs., triples, 24 spd, Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. weights, $87,000. 306-441-9320, North 2009 CIH 485STX, 2000 hrs., PTO, high Battleford, SK. flo hydraulics, 710x42 tires, mint cond. 2001 JD 7610, MFWD, power quad, LHR, Call 306-231-9937 or 306-231-6675, w/JD 740 loader, grapple fork and joyHumboldt, SK. stick, shedded, 6300 hrs. 306-248-3920, 1988 IH 7110, 9300 hrs, duals; 1983 IH 780-872-3797, St. Walburg, SK. 5088, 9100 hrs, duals. 306-648-7242, Gra- 2002 JD 9520T, 3700 hrs., 30” tracks, intevelbourg, SK. grated AutoSteer, 4 remotes, 20 weights, fresh Greenlight Jan 2012, exc. shape. LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We $155,000. 204-761-8702, Rivers, MB. buy 90 and 94 Series Case 2 WD tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have rebuilt WANTED: REPAIRABLE RADIATOR for JD 8650. 306-493-2734, Delisle, SK. tractors for sale. 306-784-2213 Herbert SK

1991 CH75 CAT CHALLENGER, w/8650 hrs., 325 HP, $15,000 spent on 2 new 25” Camoplast tracks, plus $24,000 in recent workorders, making it field ready. Asking $62,500. 780-258-0095, Smoky Lake, AB.

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JD 8870 w/newer Degelman plow, brand new tires, new Espar heater, great 350 HP tractor with 6600 hrs, exc. cond. and well maintained, asking $81,500 OBO. For more info call 306-672-6493, Gull Lake, SK.

JD 7810 MFD, 5000 hours, IVT trans., 741 loader, excellent condition. Phone 780-990-8412, Cherhill, AB. 1995 8770, 5100 hrs., 24 spd., 20.8x38, AutoTrac ready, 3 hydraulics, $69,000. 306-753-2833, Macklin, SK. 2006 JD 7820, MFWD, power quad, 3 hyd, 540/1000, 746 loader w/5 tine grapple, WRECKING: 2090 CASE c/w good run- 3950 hrs, Degelman 46/57 12’ blade, askning engine, 18.4x38 tires, vg sheet met- ing $123,900. Phone 780-842-0068, Czar, al. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. AB. Email: CASE/IH STEIGER built, 4 WD/Quads; GREENSTAR 2600 DISPLAY, used for Plus other makes and models. Call the two years, $3500. Call 306-231-9020, Tractor Man! Trades welcome. We deliver. Humboldt, SK. Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge AB STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER looking 2005 IHC STX 450 Quadtrac, 5421 hrs., for JD tractors to rebuild, Series 20s, 30s, big hyd. pump, new lathe springs, air 40s or 50s, or for parts. Will pay top dollar. seeder return line, 30” tracks approx. 80%, Now selling JD parts. 204-466-2927, $160,000; 2003 STX 375, 6100 hrs., new 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 30.5Lx32 tires, no duals, 4 hyd., big pump WANTED: 400 HP or larger 4 WD tractor. and air seeder return line, $85,000; 2000 Ph. 306-642-3487, Assiniboia, SK. IHC 9370, 8 new 710xR70 Firestone radials, 7150 hrs., big pump, 4 hyds. with air JD 4640, needs some work, has no low seeder return line, $65,000, 204-871-0925 range, $8500 OBO. Phone 306-252-2227, Kenaston, SK. MacGregor, MB.

1987 DEUTZ 7085, FWA, open station, 85 HP, 3 PTH, 5900 hrs., Allied 794 FEL, $18,000. Ph. 204-525-4521, Minitonas MB. WANTED: Case 870 and Case 2294 with Visit: weak or blown engine. 306-395-2668 or 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK.

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1976 JD 4630, 14.9/R46 duals, good paint and in excellent mechanical condition. Call 701-520-1099, Grafton, ND.

2008 7330, MFD, 2400 hrs, power quad trans, 3 PTH, 18.4x38 rear, 16.9x26 front, fenders, mirrors, air ride seat, AC, heat, AM/FM CD, 740 SL loader, bucket and grapple, c/w fresh JD service and full of fuel, $87,500. 306-646-4450, Maryfield SK 1 9 9 9 J D 8 1 0 0 , M F W D, 3 8 1 2 h r s . , 420/80R46 with duals, front weights, powershift, 540/1000 PTO, 3 PTH with quick attach, 3 remotes, 1 owner, shedded, excellent condition. Will handle 1000 bu. grain cart easily, $78,500; Also JD wheel AutoSteer available. 204-685-2732, 204-856-6767, MacGregor, MB. 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.

1997 JD 5300 with 520 loader, 1698 hrs, 55 HP, original owner, premium unit. Pall e t fo r k s a l s o av a i l a b l e . $ 1 7 , 9 0 0 . 403-572-3667, Carbon, AB. 4640 JD, good rubber, approx. 11,000 hrs, rebuilt engine, $21,000 OBO. Phone 306-747-2355, Shellbrook, 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. 1996 8570, 3965 hrs., 24 spd., 18.4R-38s, shedded, int. and ext. both exc. cond. $64,000. 306-682-4188, Muenster, SK. 1975 JOHN DEERE 2130, 146 loader, 3 PTH, runs good, $9900 OBO. Phone 204-573-0181, Forrest, MB. 2003 JD 9520, PTO, diff lock, front and rear weights, active seat, 800x38 tires, 4 SCV’s, 5575 hrs, $156,000 OBO. 306-683-9658, Saskatoon, SK. JD 4440, Greenlighted, like new 20.8x38 JD duals, $24,500. 403-504-9607, Medicine Hat, 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. 1997 JD 9400, 710x38 Titan duals at 65%, 24 spd. trans, 4 SCV, 10,000 lb. weights, GreenStar ready, 8000 hrs, just Greenlighted and excellent condition, asking $92,500 OBO. Call 306-869-3287 home; 306-869-7932 cell, Radville, SK.

2004 JD 9620T, 2600 hrs, 36” tracks, nose and rail weights, HID light system, 18 spd. powershift, AutoTrac ready, show room condition, asking $192,000. 306-861-5436, Francis, SK.

JD 4440, 8000 hrs, 500 on rebuilt engine, FEL w/bucket and grapple, joystick control, 20.8x38 rears (3 yrs. old), asking $28,000 OBO. Phone Terry 306-594-7580 or 306-594-2608 evenings, Hyas, SK. JD 8960, 24.5x32 tires, exc. cond., 1983 4450 JD tractor, powershift, 8000 $73,000 OBO. Phone 403-823-1894, h r s , ve r y g o o d c o n d i t i o n , $ 3 0 , 0 0 0 . Drumheller, AB. 306-577-7990, 306-453-6737, Carlyle, SK. 4430 JD w/148 loader, grapple, and joy- 1987 JD 8200 FWA, 5900 hrs, new inside s t i c k , 1 0 , 5 0 0 h r s , $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 . P h o n e duals, 3 PTH, 4 remotes, all the options, 306-634-4454, Estevan, SK. $79,000. 306-445-5531, Denholm, SK. 2010 JD 9330, 24 spd., 7.10R42, 840 hrs, like new, $216,000; 1991 JD 4255 c/w JD JD 7710 MFWD; JD 7810 MFWD; JD 158 loader, grapple and joystick, power- 8110 MFD, all low hours, can be equipped shift, 8015 hrs, new 18.4x38 duals, one with loaders; J D 6 4 2 0 with loader. owner, $36,500; 1986 JD 1650 MFWD, 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. open station, ROPS, 1950 hrs, Leon FEL, 1984 JD 2750, 146 loader, Sound Guard $17,500. Phone Glenn 306-272-7123, cab, 3 PTH, joystick, 6175 hrs., $15,800. Foam Lake, SK., 306-246-4730, Speers, SK. 1995 JD 8770, 300 HP, 5450 hrs, tires 1996 8770, 5080 hrs, 20.8R42 60%, 4 90%, 12 spd. synchro, 3 hyds, extra hyd. hyds., PTO, return line, field cruise, return, e-drive plumbed, exc. cond., $73,000 OBO. 306-867-7073, Outlook, SK. 306-623-4222, 306-628-8338, Sceptre, SK BEN PETERS JD TRACTORS Ltd. c/o Mitch JD 7410 MFWD w/740 loader/grapple, 3 Rouire, Box 72, Roseisle, MB, R0G 1V0. PTH, LH shuttle, 20.8x38 rear tires, 7300 204-828-3628 (shop), 204-750-2459 hrs, $49,900. 403-854-0230, Hanna, AB. (cell). FOR SALE: 4455, MFWD, 3PTH, 15 2008 JD 9530, 1200 hrs., premium cab, spd, w/wo FEL; (2) 4250, MFWD, 3PTH, 15 1 8 s p d . p owe r s h i f t , 7 8 g p m hy d s . , spd; 2950, MFWD, 3PTH, w/260 self level- 800-70R38 duals, 7600 lb. weights, ling FEL; 4640, 3PTH, 3 hyd’s; 4440, quad, $235,000. 306-421-0205, Estevan, SK. 3PTH; 2555, CAH, 3PTH, 4600 hrs w/146 FEL; 3140, 3PTH, new paint and tires, JD 8970 4 WD, 8450, 4450, 4030, 2130. hi/low shift, mint; 1830, 3PTH. We also All with loaders and 3 PTH. Will take JD have loaders, buckets and grapples to fit t r a c t o r s i n t r a d e t h a t n e e d w o r k . 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. JD tractors. 1995 JD 7200, MFWD, 3 PTH, JD 740, joystick, 7’ bucket, grapple, high hours but excellent shape. Free shipping in MB or SK, $42,900 OBO. Gary 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB,

RARE: 1970 4020, 4500 original hrs., powershift, 3 PTH, very straight and original, exc. shape, c/w near new 148 loader, grapple, joystick. Greenlighted. Sat in shed most of life. 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK.


2005 JD 8520, deluxe cab, Independent link susp., AutoTrac ready, 520/85/R46 duals, all oils, antifreeze and filters recently changed, field ready. Grafton, ND. Call 701-520-1099 for more details and price.

1990 FORD VERSATILE 946, 20.8x42â&#x20AC;? duals, good rubber, good cond., $39,000. 306-743-7622, Langenberg, SK. 1982 VERSATILE 1150, 470 HP, 8 spd. standard, 6500 hrs, recent clutch and front diff, 5 hyd., air seeder return line, 30.5x32 tires w/35% tread left, no cracks, dual chrome stacks. 306-563-5268, Canora, SK. 1983 VERSATILE 875, PTO, 4 hyds., 7130 hrs, good shape, $27,000. G. Schultz 306-254-2042, 306-229-4432 Dalmeny, 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. 1984 895 VERSATILE, 6300 hrs., new tires. Arch Equipment 306-867-7252, Outlook, SK.

1997 MASSEY 8160, FWA, Dyna shift, 3000 hrs., 80% rubber, $48,000 OBO. 306-628-4154, Leader, SK. 1988 VERSATILE 276-2, 8025 hrs, 3PTH, 2003 MASSEY 8270, FWA, 18 spd power- hitch at both ends, FEL. Iron River, AB. shift, 200 HP, 3760 hrs., 20.8xR46 tires. 780-812-1892 or 780-826-4452. 306-397-2653, Edam, SK. 1983 835 VERSATILE, 5888 hrs, 18.4x38 MASSEY 1085 TRACTOR, w/cab, MF 246 triples, new air ride seat, 4 hyds., Atom Jet FEL, approx. 5000 hrs, good shape, $8500 hyd. for air seeder. 403-784-2586 Clive AB OBO. 204-847-2262, Foxwarren, MB. FORD VERSATILE 976, 6800 hours, new inside 24.5x32 tires, $55,000. 306-442-4505, Weyburn, SK. WANTED: 400 HP or larger 4 WD tractor. 2009 400 HP Versatile, 710x38 rubber, Phone: 306-642-3487, Assiniboia, SK. rear wgts, deluxe cab, perf. monitor, less 2009 TV6070, bi-directional, 3PTH, grap- than 250 hrs. 306-776-2295, Rouleau, SK. ple, manure tines, 800 hrs., like new. Dave 403-556-3992, Olds, AB. 1994 FORD NH 9480, 4380 hrs, 20.8/42 ZETOR 7745, FWA, 65 PTO HP , open stanew Jan. 2009, hyflow hyd., 350 HP, shed- tion, 3 PTH, Ezee-On loader and grapple, ded, 12 spd. trans, no PTO, $68,000. capable of lifting large round bales. 403-901-5018, Gleichen, AB. $16,000 overhaul, includes new: clutch, brakes, hydraulics, starter, bearings, Halo1998 NH 9682, 425 HP, 12 spd, 20.8x42 gen lights (front/back), repaired nearly to triples, 5308 hrs, performance monitor, new condition, engine runs great and Trimble 500 AutoSteer, exc., $87,000. Gra- burns no oil, tires approx. 80%, Asking velbourg SK. 306-648-2310, 306-648-7877 $22,500. 780-258-0095, Smoky Lake, AB. 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 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2006 MCCORMICK 185, 4400 hrs. new blade for same. 403-556-0316, Olds, AB. Quickie loader, front 3 PTH, front PTO, 2004 TJ500, 520/85R46 triples, power- $69,500. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. shift, PTO, deluxe cab, 1700 hrs, excellent, 2006 JCB 8250 tractor, 3000 hrs., 260 $179,000. 306-428-2847, 306-862-7731 HP, CVT trans., 65 kph top speed, full suscell, Choiceland, SK. pension front and rear, ABS brakes, dual PTO, rear 3 PTH, 4 rear remotes, front 1996 NH 9482, 4250 hrs., high cap. hyd. rear 2 front remotes, brand new rubber pump, 20.8x42 duals, always shedded, 3allPTH, around. cab with AC, heat and asking $67,500. Brett 306-658-4734, radio. Very Deluxe clean! $139,000. Call Jordan 306-843-7192, Wilkie, SK. anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. RETIRING: 1998 FORD NH 9682, 5000 hrs, DO YOU NEED a FWA tractor with loader duals, exc. shape, $81,900. 306-934-6703 90 HP to 130 HP for less $$$? Call eves, Saskatoon, SK. 306-231-5939, Saskatoon, SK. 2003 TJ375, 1950 hrs., 710/70/R42 du- BIG BUD KT500, S/N 7610 KTA1150, 550 als, Outback AutoSteer, powershift, PTO, H P, 1 3 s p d . F u l l e r, 4 n ew M i c h e l i n excellent shape, $130,000. Cabri, SK. 800/65R32 tires, $65,000 OBO. High River 306-741-8391. AB. 403-542-9465. 1998 NH 9682, 4035 hrs., 360 HP, 12 spd., GRATTON COULEE AGRI PARTS LTD. Your 20.8x42 duals, always shedded, $82,000 #1 place to purchase late model combine OBO. 306-454-2200 or 306-869-7835, and tractor parts. Used, new and rebuilt. Ceylon, SK. Toll free 888-327-6767. 9682 NH 4760 hrs., 710x38 duals, hi flow hyd. pump, 4 remotes, exc. cond., $88,500 OBO. 306-621-1631, Yorkton, 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.

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.

VERSATILE 800, 4 WD w/Leon plow, very well maintained, very good tires, and Espar heater. Would be good puller, asking $16,000 OBO. 306-672-6493, Gull Lake, SK WANTED: 400 HP or larger 4 WD tractor. Phone: 306-642-3487, Assiniboia, SK.

GRADALL EXCAVATOR 4x4 diesel, as new $17,000. Call Wayne at 604-308-5502, Langley, BC. WANTED: DOZER BLADE to fit 946 Ford/ Versatile, Leon or Degelman, all types considered. 780-675-3541, Athabasca, AB. LEON 707 LOADER, c/w 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket and mounts for White 105 tractor, $2000. 306-759-2704, Eyebrow, SK. 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.


QUICK ATTACH 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; JD bucket and grapple, BOURGAULT 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CULTIVATOR, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing to fit 640- 840 loaders, very good cond. w/mounted harrows, $2500; and Edge Call 306-597-2115, Togo, SK. chip for 2003 Duramax. 306-333-4829, Abernethey, SK. HIGH LIFT LEON loader with 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket. Model 790?. $3,000 OBO. 306-395-2668 1997 CASE/IH 9370, 4 WD, 5300 hrs, always shedded, very good shape; 1996 NH or 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. TR98, 4x4, 2600 hrs; 1990 8100 Hesston DEGELMAN 6-WAY DOZER, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, mounts for 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swather, w/canola auger and mounted Case 9150-9350 series. 403-394-4401, roller. 204-389-2065, Winnipeg Beach, MB Lethbridge, AB. 1997 JD 9600, only 2000 sep. hrs; 1972 LEON 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6-way quick attach blade, JD 4620; 1982 IHC 5088. All field ready mounts for Series 9000 JD FWD tractor. and OBO. 204-766-2643. 403-227-2371, Innisfail, AB. REDEKOP CHAFF SAVER system (Cyclone), 1998 KOMATSU WA-250, Cummins 5.9, drops chaff on top of straw for baling. 3rd valve, grapple fork, Ag tires, $40,000 C a m e o f f J D 9 6 0 0 . 3 0 6 - 2 8 3 - 4 7 4 7 , 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. OBO. 403-588-1146, Blackfalds, AB. ALLIED 895 true self leveling loader USED EQUIPMENT: 1995 JD tractor w/quick attach 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket and bale fork, 8300, MFWD, 3 PTH, powershift, less than 5800 hrs, $77,500; Brand new 2011 Parker $4900 OBO. 204-546-2570 Grandview, MB 739 grain cart w/tarp, SALE PRICE 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; LEON DOZER blade 1000, color green, $24,900; 2004 JD 630F, SALE PRICE came off JD 4640 tractor, $2500 OBO. Ph. $20,500; 2004 JD 635F, SALE PRICE $23,900. Please visit or 306-548-4758, 306-547-8205, Stenen, SK. call Shelton Kehler 701-330-7401 or Tom 1973 HOUGH 90, FEL, ROPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s canopy, dsl., Wiebe 204-312-0604, Winkler, MB. 4 yard bucket, running, all lights working, new windshield and glass, ready to work, D8 CATERPILLAR; Model 60 elevating grader; TR95 NH; 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122; harrow packer draw$20,000 OBO. 780-349-2698, Westlock, AB bar; Bourgault 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cult. w/air seeder tank; JD 280 SL loader, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bucket and teeth, with 1300 gal. sprayer; 2005 Dodge dsl. truck JD grapple, loader mounts off JD 4450, w/25,000 miles; more misc. machinery. 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 . 306-842-6123, Weyburn, SK. 204-855-2409, Oak Lake, MB. WANTED: 6 GREEN DROP liquid fertilizer, 9 hole distribution pots. Phone: 306-654-4905, Prudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Homme, 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. KOENDERS 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; swath rollers, $990; Trailmaster 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; gooseneck, $7500. Hergott Farm Equip. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. WANTED: FEL to fit 7600 Ford tractor. 306-276-5770, White Fox, SK. SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., CASE/IH STEIGER 480, 4WD tractor, 1263 hrs, 800/70R38 rubber, S/N Z6F105288, asking $189,000; JD 4720 high clearance sprayer, 1377 hrs, 710/70R38 single rubb e r, S / N N 0 4 7 2 0 X 0 0 3 0 8 8 , a s k i n g $175,000; 2010 Brandt super charged 842, 8â&#x20AC;? auger, Kohler gas engine, EZ move, S/N 93552, asking $12,000; 2001 JD 9750 STS combine, approx. 3000 hrs, S/N H09750S701235, asking $120,000; 2002 JD 9650 STS combine, 2680 eng. hrs, 1993 sep. hrs, S/N H09650S696835, asking $120,000; 2008 NH P1060 air tank, S/N Y95015272 w/Flexi-Coil P2060 drill w / p a c ke r s , S / N Y 9 S 0 0 3 4 4 6 , a s k i n g $160,000; 2005 Westward swather, 1532 hrs, S/N 162926 w/MacDon 972 harvest header w/PU reel, asking $60,000; 2009 MacDon D60-S header, S/N 186815, asking $55,000; 2005 MacDon 974 flex draper header 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, S/N 165648, asking $25,000; 2009 Flaman pro grain bagger #910, S/N AA2009039, asking $18,000; Loftness GBU grain bag storage system, S/N 51-355, asking $31,000; 1979 Mack tandem grain truck, $20,000; 2007 Doepker tridem grain trailer, S/N 2DEGBSZ3281021481, asking $35,000; Brandt B70 swingaway auger, $12,000; Degelman 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; harrow, 2011 model, $48,000. 306-842-4241, Weyburn, SK. 2005 NEW HOLLAND TV 145 bi-directional tractor w/high lift FEL and 5 bar grapple fork, 2800 hrs., $85,000; Case/IH 1480 combine, internally rebuilt with too many accessories to list, $18,500; 1982 Versatile 4400 swather 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with new in 1995 UII pickup reel and batt reel, $8500; 1994 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; MacDon 960 straight cut flex header with 1480 IH adapter and new Trail Tech transport, $16,500; New Holland HT 154 Vrake, 16 raking wheels, $12,500; 4 used Westeel Rosco 4000 bu. bins, no floors, $4,500 each. 306-445-4850, North Battleford, SK.

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, RETIRING. 1981 JD 8640, 4 WD tractor, approx. 9000 hrs, new 50 series eng., 4 wheel diff lock, triple hyds., PTO, AC/heat, clean, $20,000; 1993 Case/IH 1680 combine, approx. 2800 hrs, Cummins power, specialty rotor, chopper, hopper topper, 1015 PU, exc., reliable, $35,000; 1989 Freightliner FL112 semi truck, 3406 Cat, 13 spd. trans, air ride susp. and air ride cab, sleeper, vg Michelin rubber, diff lock, very clean, $15,000; 1985 Ford L9000 feed truck, tandem axle, Rayman alum. feed body, 12 tonne 4 comp., Cummins power, large front tires, good for fert. or seed tender, $15,000; 1985 Ford L8000 tandem grain truck, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cancade box, roll tarp, diff lock, 3208 Cat, 13 spd. trans, new PTO pump, mechanically sound, needs paint, $15,000; Ezee-On 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air drill, double shoot, Model 2175 bu. cart, TBH, hyd. fan drive, 8â&#x20AC;? spacing, excellent, low acres, $35,000; 1989 CI 722 swather, approx. 1900 hrs, 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, UII PU reel, Isuzu diesel, joystick control, good canvas, AC/heat, $15,000; 1981 JD 2750 tractor, 2 WD, new motor, c/w Allied FEL, joystick control, PTO, 3 PTH, new rubber, new clutch, new starter, $19,000; Farm King MD swingaway auger, 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, low profile hopper, hyd. hopper mover, $4,000; 4 misc. augers, 5 HP elec., 30-40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $500 each; Snowblower Farm King 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3 PTH, double auger, hyd. chute, $1800. Prices negotiable. Call Claude 204-744-2501 204-825-0001 Somerset MB SOLD FARM: 1996 JD 9500, 2492/3272 hrs., new Titan tires, $14,000 Greenlight done, Redekop spreader, 230 header and transport, 1984 Vers. 875, good 20.8x38 tires, $30,000; 67XL Flexi-Coil 130â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sprayer, $12,000; 39â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Flexi-Coil 5000 air drill, 2320 TBH, low acres, $45,000; 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CCIL cult.; 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blanchard harrow packer; 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vers. swather; 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vers. 400; 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Int. 7200 drills w/mover; 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; IH cult.; 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Victory blade; 1979 Chev 3 ton truck; 1980 Chev T/A grain truck, plus much more. 403-393-0219, 403-833-2190, Burdett, AB. 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. 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.

FRONT WHEEL Assist housing rebuilt, portable line boring service, table augers and concave rebuilt. Pennoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Machining WANTED: GOOD USED small single axle and Mfg. Ltd. 204-966-3221, online parts manure spreader, any brand. Phone Myles store 306-745-6140, Esterhazy, SK.

WANTED: JD 7810, low hrs., c/w FEL, 3 WANTED: 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JD 6030 tractor, need PTH; NH 1037 or 1036 bale wagon. not be running. 204-766-2643. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. WANTED: 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or (2-28â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) CIH 6200 press WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS, all sizes, drills, w/rubber press, factory transport; prompt pick-up. Phone 306-259-4923, 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bourgault Vibra-Master cult., 4 row, 8â&#x20AC;? 306-946-9669, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. spacing. 306-272-3958, Foam Lake, SK

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WANTED: HAYBUSTER 1000 or 8000 seed drill, 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. 780-636-3310, Vilna, AB. WANTED: 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DT chisel plow with floating hitch, preferably 4 bar harrow, in good condition. 780-674-4225, Barrhead, AB. WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly tractors. Newer models too! Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tractor Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. WANTED: JD 535 OR 635 MoCo with impellers, good used or demo. 780-679-7693, Camrose, AB. WANTED: 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122; TO 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of harrows to fit Bourg a u l t F H 4 8 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; - 5 0 â&#x20AC;&#x2122; a i r s e e d e r. P h 204-773-2927 leave msg, Angusville, MB. WANTED: 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; of JD 9450 hoe drills, w/wo grass seed attachment. Also wanted self picking round bale truck. Phone 306-747-2355, Shellbrook, SK. PURCHASE OR TRADE: 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bourgault quick attach harrows for 8â&#x20AC;? spacing gang poly packers. 403-664-2172, Oyen, AB. WANTED: FLEXI-COIL 3450, 3850 and 2320 TBH tanks. Call 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

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Bourgault FH536-40 ...................................................... $19,900 Bourgault 135 ‘96, load/unload, hydraulic fan .................. $8,900 Bourgault 2115, load/unload............................................ $4,500 Bourgault 2130 “Special” ‘96, ld/unload, RTH ................. $5,950 Bourgault 2155, ‘95 ......................................................... $9,900 Bourgault 3225 ‘96 ........................................................ $19,900 Bourgault L4250 ‘99, 250 bu ......................................... $24,900 Bourgault 6450 ‘09, 591 monitor, RTH, deluxe auger, 3 tank mtrng, no aux clutches ....................................... $99,000 3 - Bourgault 5710 ‘06-’98, Call.................Starting @ $44,900 Bourg 8810 ‘02, 10” Series I MRB, gang pkrs, 330 trip ... $44,900 NH P1060, ‘09 ................................................................ $69,900 Flexi-Coil 5000 ‘97, 57’, 3/4” carbide, 3.5” steel pkrs..... $29,900 Flexi-Coil 5000 ‘95, 57’, 7” sp, 3” stl pkr, sng sht ........... $34,900 Flexi-Coil 3450 ‘97, load/unload .................................... .$34,900 Flexi-Coil 2320, ‘98, semi hopper, sng fan ...................... $19,900 Flexi-Coil 1610 Plus, load/unload, tow hitch................... $11,900 Bourgault 7200 ‘10, 84’, 9/16” tines, 21.5X16L ............. $44,900 IHC 496 ‘82 disc, 32’ ...................................................... $27,900 Bourgault 6000 90’, used for 1,000 acres, 7/16 tine, 11Lx15F1 ...................................................................... $38,500 Riteway 8178 ‘07, 78’, approx 23” tires, hyd tire angle adj ....................................................................... $34,900


Agco RT140A ‘07, 520/85R42, 380/85R34, deluxe Maxx pkg, eng block heater, pivoting fr fenders ..........$109,900 Fendt 712V ‘09, CVT, loaded, approx 1001 hrs .............$149,900 Fendt 412 ‘05, w/460 ldr, 2563 hrs ................................. $89,900 Fendt 926 ‘02, frt 3pt & PTO, 3000 hrs .........................$159,000 2 - JD 9200 ‘01 .............................................................$109,000 MF 5480 ‘08, w/ldr.......................................................... $89,900 MF 2805 ‘83, 20.8x38 duals, 18.4x16.1 frt...................... $14,900 NH 9060 ‘08, 492 hrs ....................................................$279,900 NH 9050 ‘09, 1397 hrs ..................................................$269,900 2 - NH 9880 ‘94, 6550 and 6771 hrs, Call ...Starting @ $89,900 NH 9882, perf mon, 710/38 metrics, approx 4157 hrs ...$119,900 NH TJ450 ‘05, 2156 hrs ................................................$179,900 Vers 435 ‘11, PTO PS, 900/70R38 duals FS Cat 16 spd PS, deluxe cab .............................................................$299,000

Vers 375 ‘10, Goodyear 710/70R38 duals, 427 hrs ........$199,000


Spra Coupe 4655 ‘08, 80’, HID lights, 320 rear tires ....... $99,000 Spra Coupe 3640 ‘97 ..................................................... $39,000 Spra Coupe 3430 ‘94, 300 gal, foam.............................. $29,900


3 - A86 ‘10 & ‘09, 429 hrs & up, call for details .............$299,000 R76 ‘09 w/4200 hdr, loaded ..........................................$299,000 R66 ‘10, 16.9x26 rear tires, 900/60R32 frt, 247 hrs .......$269,000 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


CI 742, 42’ ...................................................................... $19,500 JD 2360 ‘88, 25’.............................................................. $16,900 MF 9435 ‘10, 30’, loaded, auto steer.............................$119,000

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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 2 - Macdon M150 ‘10, w/35’ D50 hdr, trspt, 600 metric, Trimble AS, 209 & 221 hrs ..............................$139,500 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 .................................... $31,000 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 3195, ‘96 LOAD/UNLOAD, SS W/GRAIN AIRLINE, 2 TANKS, B21674D ................... $13,000 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 5440, ‘02 CRA, CTM, RICE TIRES, DBL FAN, DS, B21784A .......................................... $49,000 K 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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JD 737, 40’, 10” SPC, DS, 3” STEEL PKRS, 3” PC ROW STEATH OPEN, W/787 AIR SEEDER, DS, MECHANICAL RATE, B21042C....................................... $61,000 K JD 1800, 03, W/ 1910 JD AIRCART, HR2925A .............................................. $115,000 H MORRIS MAX II, ‘02, 60’, 10” SPC, 3 ½” STEEL PKRS, BLOCKAGE MON, HN2368B..................... $69,950 H MORRIS MAX II, ‘04, 60’, 10” SPC, LIQUID KIT, ATOM JET OPENERS, 4” PKRS, W/ 8370 MOR TANK, SS, REAR HITCH, B21706C ............................ $94,000 K MORRIS MAX II, ‘02L 49’ MAX2 AIRDRIL XKA, 5850, 10” SPC, 3 1/2 STEEL PKRS, SS, ATOM JET BOOTS C/W MORRIS 7300 TBT, HR2981A ........... $58,500 H MORRIS MAXIM AD, 35’, 12” SPC, 31/2 “DUTCH PAIR, ROW OPENERS, 31/2” STEEL PKRS,W/SCRAPERS, JOHN BLUE NH3, W/7180 MORRIS, B21626B .... $39,000 K SEEDMASTER TXB, ‘07, 65’-10” SPC, DAM WHEELS ON WINGS, NH3 W/JOHN BLUE, METERING DS, 28LX26 SINGLE REAR, TIRES BOURG AIR KIT, DUAL WING CASTORS, HR2759A .................... $127,900 H

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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‘11 Rogator 1396, factory 120ft boom, 1300 gal, viper pro loaded GPS, 2 sets of tires ................................................................................. $315,000 ‘10 Spra-Coupe 7660, Viper pro, accuboom, autoboom, 90’, 3 way nozzels, end row nozzles, 181 hrs, two sets of tips ...................................... $215,000 ‘09 Rogator 1286C, 120ft, 1200 gal, viper pro,loaded, GPS, 1121 hrs, 2 sets of tires ................................................................................. $289,000 ‘09 Rogator, 1286C gal, 110’ boom, 1045 hrs, viper pro, auto boom, accuboom,smartrax, 2 sets of tires ................................................. $284,000 ‘09 Rogator, 1084 gal, 110’ boom, 1139 hrs, auto boom, viper pro, accuboom,smartrax, 2 sets of tires ................................................. $245,000 ‘09 Spra-Coupe 7660, 90’, 725gal, Outback GPS, Auto Boom, 3 way nozzles, 245 hrs .......................................................................................... $195,000 ‘06 AgShield 7700, 1200 gal., 120ft boom, auto boom ............................. $29,000 ‘05 Flexi-Coil 68XL, 100ft, 1600 us gal auto boom ................................... $35,000 ‘03 Eagle 8500, 800 gal, 110 ft, boom, 2 way nozzles, foam markers, mid tech GPS, loaded ..................................................................... $149,900 ‘00 Rogator 854, 800 gal, 100ft, GPS, 2 sets of tires ..............................$129,000 ‘98 Willmar 8400, 1642 hrs, 1000 gal. SS, 90’, crop dividers, two sets of tires, foam marker .......................................................... $79,000 ‘95 Rogator 854, 800 gal poly, 90ft boom, 3 way nozzle, two sets of tires, S + 360 ............................................................................................ $69,500

‘00 Flexi-Coil 7500, 10” sp, 5” packers, paired row stealth openers, c/w 7240 Tow Between Tank ............................................................ $59,000 Flexi-Coil 5000, 51ft c/w 2320 tow behind tank, rubber packers, single shoot w/sideband ................................................................... $69,000 ‘05 Ezee-on 7550, 48ft c/w 4350 tank, 10” sp., DS, atom jet openers...... $75,000


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WANTED: 4 WD tractor, 300 HP plus, good working condition, low hrs., shedded if possible. No junkers please. Box 5557, Ph Marie @ c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK or e mail S7K 2C4 WANTED: JD 4730 or 4830 sprayer, new or low hrs. Phone/fax 306-283-4747 or 306-291-9395, Langham, SK. WANTED: 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122; OR 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; truck box with hoist; DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, Also Case 530 diesel tractor with 3 PTH in 12 to 300 KW, lots of units in stock, used and new, Perkins, JD, Deutz. We also build good cond. 306-287-3563, Watson, SK. custom gensets. We currently have special pricing on new 90 KW Perkins units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471, Winnipeg, MB. NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from 1/4â&#x20AC;? TO 1/2â&#x20AC;? used WIRE ROPE suitable 5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone for fencing; Also 1/4â&#x20AC;? stainless steel for availability and prices. Many used in available. 403-237-8575, Calgary, AB. stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB. 5 x 1 0 P O RTA B L E C O R R A L PA N E L S LOWEST PRICES IN CANADA on new, high starting at $55. 403-226-1722, 1-866-517- quality generator systems. Quality diesel 8335, Calgary, AB, generators, Winpower PTO tractor driven MILLS CUSTOM FENCING, all terrain. alternators, automatic / manual switch Will travel. Taking bookings. Earl Grey, SK, gear, and commercial duty Sommers Powermaster and Sommers / Winco portable 306-726-7550, 306-939-2057. generators and home standby packages. SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire 75+ years of reliable service. Contact and all accessories for installation. Heights Sommers Motor Generator Sales for all from 26â&#x20AC;? to 120â&#x20AC;?. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, y o u r g e n e r a t o r r e q u i r e m e n t s a t sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen, 1-800-690-2396 Smeaton, SK., ph/fax 306-426-2305. Online: CUSTOM FENCING. Will travel. Taking bookings for spring. Call 306-329-4493, or 306-221-8806, Asquith, SK.

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4T CONTRACTORS INC. See Custom Work. Call 306-329-4485, 306-222-8197, Asquith, SK. Email: STANDARD AND CUSTOM steel perimeter fencing for oil and gas wells. Facilities and structures. Call Colette at Wagnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fabricating Inc., 403-527-7214, various locations. CUSTOM FENCING SPECIALIZING in barbwire, corrals, hitensil. Will travel. Call 306-931-3397 or 306-381-7358. 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. FREE STANDING PANELS for sale: 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5 bar panels made with 2,7/8â&#x20AC;? pipe, $425/panel. 204-642-3026, Arborg, MB. CUSTOM FENCING and corral building, no job too big or too small. Phone 306-699-7450, Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle, SK.

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

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LENNOX 110,000 BTU OIL fired furnace, six yrs old, $800 worth of new parts, 2-1/2 ton air conditioning system, taking offers. 306-836-2059, Simpson, SK. ALL CANADIAN Coal and wood pellet hydronic heaters. Save up to 70% on your h e at i n g b i l l . N ova M e t a l Te c h L t d . , 7 8 0 - 9 2 2 - 2 4 8 0 , S h e r wo o d Pa r k , A B .

BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood for sale. Contact Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. USED OIL WELL TUBE: 1.66 O.D. $19; 2 inch, $25; 2-7/8â&#x20AC;? $31; 3-1/2â&#x20AC;? $39; 22 ft. 3/4â&#x20AC;? Co Rod, $5. 1-888-792-6283. BEVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy direct, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK. KEETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FISH FARM has 3â&#x20AC;? to 8â&#x20AC;? Rainbow Trout for spring stocking. Please contact Collin Keet at 306-260-0288. View website at: Saskatoon, SK.

S0VENA RTX2-230 ROTOTILLER in very good condition. Asking $5500. Phone 780-514-0842, Alsike, AB. LIKE NEW 7-1/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3 PTH tandem disc, $1950 OBO. 306-291-8082, Delisle, SK.

38TH ANNUAL HIGH COUNTRY BULL SALE, Pincher Creek, AB. For more info 403-627-8330 or 403-627-7776. 50 Charolais, 2 yr. olds and yearlings, white, red, and black. 40 Angus, 2 yr. olds and yearlings, Black and Red. View catalogue online at

WANTED: THREE COMPLETE spans of 5-9/16â&#x20AC;? pipe off 1981 Zimmatic pivot. 403-652-1896 eves, High River, AB. 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.

HOME OF REINKE ELECTROGATOR II. Reinke centre pivots, Reinke laterals, F667 CLARK SKIDDER, excellent condi- Reinke genuine parts. Can design to your tion, extensive work done on complete needs. Call 306-858-7351 Lucky Lake, SK. machine w/work orders available, c/w grapple and winch, tires are 90% rear, 80% WESTERN IRRIGATION LTD. All yourfront. Contact Ron at 306-922-4588 days, needs in irrigation equipment. Call or 306-764-7889 nights, Prince Albert, SK. 306-867-9461, Outlook, 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:

PALMER CHAROLAIS/ NIELSON LAND and Cattle Black and Red Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, March 5th, 1:00 PM, at the Palmer farm. 2-3/4 miles west and 1 mile north of Bladworth, SK. Offering 23 Black Angus yearling bulls, 11 Red Angus yearling bulls, 10 Black and Red Angus yearling heifers and 33 Charolais yearling bulls, most polled, some Red Factor. Top quality cattle with great pedigrees that will work. For catalogues or more info contact Velon Herback at 306-567-5545 or Larry Nielson at 306-734-5145 or the Sales Manager, By Livestock, 306-536-4261 or view catalogue at BRED HEIFERS and bred cows for sale, preg checked, calving from April until July. Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006 website: SOUTH VIEW RANCH has for sale 65 Red and Black Angus bred heifers due to start MADER RANCHES, Pearson Simmen- Englefeld, SK. tals and Diamond T Cattle Co. 23rd NEED A BULL? Come to our Bull Sale, calving March 20; Also 70 young Red and Annual Bullpower Sale, Friday, Feb. Feb. 10, 2:00 PM CST. Selling quality Black Angus cows. Shane 306-454-2688 or 17, 2012, Olds, AB. 90 polled, red and ready to work horned Hereford and Keith 306-454-2730, Ceylon, SK. black Simmental, Salers, and Angus Black Angus bulls. Cal 306-398-7343 QUALITY REG. RED and Black Angus 2 bulls. Also 8 Simmental heifers. Easy calv- or Rick 306-823-3993, Cut Knife, SK. yr. old bulls. Easy calving, guaranteed ing bulls for heifers, high performance breeders, performance data avail., semen bulls for cows, 85 lb. average birth weight, tested, delivery avail. Wolf Willow Angus gaining almost 4 lbs. per day. 75% sell 204-821-5108, Rossburn, MB. from $2000 to $3500. Free wintering ARM RIVER RED ANGUS is celebrating until April 1st, delivery assistance, 2/3 25 years supplying Angus bulls to western down option. You can watch and bid onCanadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beef industry. We have yearlings line at: Free catalogue and 2 yr. olds for sale. 306-567-4702. or view at: Randy 403-337-2928, Carstairs, AB. REGISTERED YEARLING BULLS. Easy calving, semen tested, vet inspected, guaranteed breeders, delivered. B-elle Red AnS P E C IAL S T O C K C O W gus, 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. Email: BURNETT ANGUS BULL SALE, Saturday B R E D H E IFE R S AL E April 7th, 1 PM, Heartland, Swift Current, SK. 2 yr. old and yearling Black Angus  BALOG COW PALACE - LETHBRIDGE, AB Bulls, low birthweights. Bloodlines: Final Answer, Mytty Infocus, OCC Missing Link,  M ONDAY, FEBRUARY 27/12- 1:00 PM Duffs Encore, Fahren. Also select group of   400 HEAD- FEATURING open heifers. Bryce 306-773-7065, Wyatt ORR BROS. LTD. 306-750-7822.

CLEARW ATER, M ANITOBA  COM PLETE DISPERSAL   240 - Fancy Hom e Raised, One Iron Solid Black & BW F Cow s. â&#x20AC;˘ Cow s Are Bred To H igh Perform ance, H igh Quality Black Angus Bulls From The Reputation Youngdale Purebred Black Angus Herd. â&#x20AC;˘ Cow s W ill Start Calving April 2012. â&#x20AC;˘ 80% Solid Black & BW F, 20% Char. Yellow & Gray â&#x20AC;˘ Cow s Are 4 - 9 Years Old â&#x20AC;˘ Cow s Have Been On Full Health Program For Over 15 Years And This Set Of Cow s Had Their Blackleg & Scour Guard Shots January 24,   2012 Plus: 6 Outstanding 2 - 4 Year Old Black Angus Herd Bulls   This Herd Is One Of The Best Cow Herds In Western Canada!! For m ore details go to

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GREENSTAR 2600 DISPLAY, used for two years, $3500. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK.

N.A.P.S. SOLAR STORE offers solar panels, windmills, components or complete solar and energy efficient appliances. FIREWOOD: SEMI LOADS, self-unloading systems 1-866-835-6277, Fairview, truck, or pick up on yard. Hague, SK. 780-835-3682, AB., or check out: Phone: 306-232-4986, 306-212-7196. CUSTOM FIREWOOD PROCESSING, max block length 22â&#x20AC;?, cut and split into rough pile. $75/cord, travel costs extra. Firewood for sale: Tamarack, Poplar and Pine. $175/cord, delivery extra. Nipawin, SK. Ph. 306-862-3086 or 306-862-7831. 1x42 Hakki Pike Firewood Processor, cut up to 17â&#x20AC;? diameter logs, 3 second cycle, hydraulic joystick controls, PTO powered. 306-742-2055, Calder, SK. FIREWOOD FOR SALE: Cut, split seasoned Poplar and Jack Pine. Custom ordering and delivery available. 306-862-8425, 306-862-9157, Nipawin, 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.

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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SELLING: BLACK ANGUS bulls. Wayside Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, ALBERTA PLAID GALLOWAY BULL & 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. FEMALE SALE, March 10, 2012. Innisfail EARLY SUNSET RANCH 2012. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only The Auction Market, Innisfail, AB. Special Good Ones Sell.â&#x20AC;? Bull and Female Sale on guest consignors: Freeway Galloways, Fred February 24th, 1:30 PM at the farm at and Maxine Noad, Alix, AB. On offer: 20 Edam, SK. Offering: 72 lots. 28 Angus plus registered Galloway bulls, reds and yearling bulls, 2 Angus 2 year olds, 17 blacks, yearlings, 2 yr. olds and aged bulls. Simmental yearling bulls, 17 Angus open All bulls will be semen tested and vet in- heifers, 8 Simmental open heifers. Call Jim spected prior to sale; Also on offer: Select Grant 306-397-2541, Rob Holowaychuk, group of registered red bred females and OBI, 780-916-2628. View catalogue at red open (2011 born) heifers. Contact Steve Schweer for details 403-227-3428, Email: or visit our 20 BLACK ANGUS heifers, 2nd calvers, website: bred to Black Angus bulls, exposed June Complete sale catalogue will be available 20th. 306-662-2036, Maple Creek, SK in early February, 2012. 4- TWO YEAR old bulls, yearling bulls, 5 yearling red bulls, 10 black registered DIAMOND M RANCH Second Annual Bull 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 . and Female Sale, 38 top red and black 306-877-2014, 306-877-4402, Dubuc, SK. Simmental 2 yr. old bulls; 15 fancy Sim- mental/Angus cross open heifers. Sunday, Feb. 12th, 2012, 1 PM at the ranch. Este- 25 BLACK YEARLING HEIFERS, bred to van, SK. Phone: 306-421-1915, email: Black Angus, to calve late March or April. Phone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, 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. 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 PUREBRED RED ANGUS HEIFERS, AIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d to Hitch, Mar-Apr calving; Also 2 yr old bulls, suitable for cows; Heifer bulls also available. Y-Coulee, Frenchmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Butts, SK 306-344-4993 (eves) 780-205-2283 (days) EXCELLENT QUALITY YEARLING and 2 yr. old Red Angus bulls. ROP tested. Will keep until April 15th. Semen test and deliver. Will well w/wo all risk insurance. Phone Dudragne Red Angus, 306-625-3787, 306-625-3730, Ponteix, SK.

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PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. 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 17TH ANNUAL Cattlemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Management Doug Henderson 403-350-8541 or 403-782-3888.


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PALMER CHAROLAIS/ NIELSON LAND and Cattle Black and Red Angus Bull and Heifer Sale, March 5th, 1:00 PM, at the Palmer farm. 2-3/4 miles west and 1 mile north of Bladworth, SK. Offering 11 Red Angus yearling bulls, 23 Black Angus yearling bulls, 10 Black and Red Angus yearling heifers and 33 Charolais yearling bulls, most polled, some Red Factor. Top quality cattle with great pedigrees that will work. For catalogues or more info contact Velon Herback at 306-567-5545 or Larry Nielson at 306-734-5145 or the Sales Manager, By Livestock, 306-536-4261 or view catalogue at RED ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE yearlings and two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders, delivery available. Website: Ph 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK.

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HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS Annual Bull Sale, March 10, 2012, 2:00 PM, Johnstoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. Selling 45 yearlings and 10- 2 yr. olds. Thick, hairy bulls with bred in calving ease. Delivery available. Will keep until May 1. For more info or catalogue call Layne or Paula Evans 306-252-2246, Kenaston, SK. Also BLACK ANGUS BULLS on moderate selling 20 replacement heifers from Kattle growing ration. Performance info available Kountry. Adrian, Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, 306-342-4407, Glaslyn SK. REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS, 2 yr. GOOD SELECTION OF high quality 2 year olds and yearlings, polled and horned, old purebred Black Angus bulls for sale. some red. Quiet bulls. Hand fed but not overfed. 40 plus bulls available privately at David or Pat 306-963-2639, Imperial, SK. the farm. Call Wilf, Cougar Hill Ranch, MUST SELL: Pine Drive Big Sky and Rito 306-728-2800, 306-730-8722, Melville, SK 2100 GDAR semen, $25 per dose, volume discount. 403-771-2696, Priddis, AB. 200 ANGUS REPLACEMENT quality heifers, 600 lbs., 306-768-2419, Carrot River, SK. CONTACT: Blaine Canning 204-858-2475 Michael Canning 204-858-2457 or visit website at

BLACK ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE, Yearlings and two year olds, semen tested, guaranteed breeders, delivery available. 306-287-3900, 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK.

REGISTERED RED ANGUS yearling bulls, semen tested, calving ease, guaranteed RAWES RANCHES LTD. 29th ANNUAL breeders. Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Performance Tested Charolais Bull Sale, Tuesday Feb., 21, 2012, 12:30 at the Turtleford SK. ranch, Strome, AB. On offer: 112- 2 year DOUBLE BAR D FARMS BEST OF BOTH olds. Calving Ease, Performance, LonWORLDS Annual Bull and Female Sale, gevity. All built into one Superior Package! March 26th at the farm, 1 PM, Grenfell, View bulls online: SK. Offering 150 head of Simmental and Call for a catalog, 780-376-2241. Red Angus bulls and females. Call Ken 306-697-7204, 306-697-2474 or Richard PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS. Wide 306-697-7298, 306-697-3038. To view selection of yearling bulls and some 2 yr. catalogue: or olds. Thick topped, hairy, good footed bulls with excellent disposition, white and tan. Call Stephen 306-279-2033, Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SOUTH VIEW RANCH Red and Black An- Edge Land & Cattle, Yellow Creek, SK. gus Bull Sale, Thurs., April 12th, 1:30 PM View bulls at at the ranch, Ceylon, SK. Approx. 100 Red and Black Angus yearling bulls, ROP, se- HEJ CHAROLAIS BULL SALE is Friday, men and ultrasound tested. More info or February 24th, 1 PM, Innisfail Auction catalogue call Keith 306-454-2730, Shane Mart. Offering 49 red, white and tan, powerful yearling bulls. Wintering and delivery 306-454-2688. available. All bulls semen tested. For cataREGISTERED PUREBRED Red Angus logues or info contact the Rasmussens heifers and cows. Proven calving ease and 403-227-2824 or T Bar C Cattle Co. performance. Bulls turned out July 1st. 306-933-4200, PL #116061, View the Royal Anchor Red Angus, Rosemary, AB. catalogue on-line at 403-378-4881, BECK FARMS/ McCOY CATTLE CO. 3rd REGISTERED OPEN HEIFERS, have too Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 25, many replacements. Too good to ship. Optimum Genetics, Regina, SK. Selling 100 Will let up to 15 go. Moderate, deep, thick Charolais, Hereford, Gelbvieh yearlings, 2 hair, very maternal. B-elle Red Angus, yr. old bulls. Free wintering, volume buyer phone 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. discounts offered. Email: Wade 306-436-4564, Chad 306-436-2086. 75 YEARLING AND 2 yr. old bulls for sale. PUREBRED CHAROLAIS cows and bred Semen tested and delivered in the spring. heifers, bred Charolais; Also heifer calves. Bob Jensen, Leader, SK. 306-967-2770. Phone Jim 306-839-4710, Pierceland, SK.



2 YEAR OLD AND YEARLING polled Hereford bulls for sale. Select now and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep until you need them. Imperial, SK. Phone 306-963-2414 or 306-963-7880. BECK FARMS/ McCOY CATTLE CO. 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 25, Optimum Genetics, Regina, SK. Selling 100 Charolais, Hereford, Gelbvieh yearlings, 2 yr. old bulls. Free wintering, volume buyer PALMER CHAROLAIS/ NIELSON LAND discounts offered. and Cattle Black and Red Angus Bull and Wade 306-436-4564, Chad 306-436-2086. Heifer Sale, March 5th, 1:00 PM, at the Palmer farm. 2-3/4 miles west and 1 mile north of Bladworth, SK. Offering 33 Charolais yearling bulls, most polled, some Red Factor, 23 Black Angus yearling bulls, 11 Red Angus yearling bulls and 10 Black and Red Angus yearling heifers. Top quality cattle with great pedigrees that will work. For catalogues or more info contact Velon Herback 306-567-5545, or Larry Nielson at 306-734-5145 or the Sales Manager, By Livestock, 306-536-4261 or view catalogue 8TH ANNUAL RANCH READY Bull Sale. 50 online at ranch raised Hereford bulls, March 22, REGISTERED POLLED YEARLING bulls. 1:00 PM. New sale location: Heartland, Performance and semen tested. Guaran- Swift Current, SK. Catalogue online at teed breeders. Will keep until May, Contact Craig Braun $2000-$2500. Charrow Charolais, Mar- 3 0 6 - 2 9 7 - 2 1 3 2 o r D o n n i e G i l l e s p i e 306-627-3584. shall, SK. 306-387-8011 or 780-872-1966. 10 REGISTERED POLLED yearling heifers, $1200/ea. Charrow Charolais, Marshall, SK. 306-387-8011 or 780-872-1966.

PUREBRED POLLED 4 yr. old bull, asking $2500. 780-986-9319, Leduc, AB.

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

BEST SELECTION OF MAINE-ANJOU bulls. 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 : Gary Graham, 306-823-3432, Marsden, SK.


SOLID BLACK or solid red polled Maine Anjou bulls, two year olds and yearlings by prominent leading sires. For more info call 519-845-3590, Wyoming, ON.

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CANADIAN MAINE-ANJOU Association. Power, performance and profit. For info on ASHWORTH FARM AND RANCH and Maine-Anjou genetics 403-291-7077, Cal- Guest 9th Annual Bull Sale, Monday, March gary, AB. or 5th, 1:00 PM at the farm, 8 miles South of Oungre, SK. Hwy #35, 2-1/2 miles East. Guest consignor Tessier Simmentals offering 60 red and black Simmental bulls. For catalogue or more info call Kelly Ashworth POLLED SALER BULLS, red or black, 306-456-2749, 306-861-2013; Duane or quiet, easy calving. Call Brad Dunn C o l i n T e s s i e r 3 0 6 - 9 6 9 - 4 5 0 7 , 306-459-7612, Ogema, SK. 306-869-7914 or Bouchard Livestock 403-946-4999. View catalogue online at QUIET, EASY CALVING Reg. purebred red and black yearling bulls. Elderberry Farm Salers, 306-747-3302, Parkside, SK. POLLED POLLED POLLED - Salers bulls for sale. Call Spruce Grove Salers, Yorkton, SK, 306-782-9554 or 306-621-1060. SALERS BULLS AND FEMALES, red or black, polled from Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top performance herd. Our goal is to provide genetics to make your herd more profitable! Call Ken at Sweetland Super Six Salers, 204-762-5512, Lundar, MB.

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3 AND 4 yr. old mature Shorthorn bulls for sale. Proven breeders in excellent cond. Two roans and one white. The perfect DEXTERS BRED COWS, heifer and bull choice for black cows. Contact Greg c a l v e s , 1 a n d 2 y e a r o l d b u l l s . SELLING 17 MONTH old Holstein Reg. bull. Tough, Hargrave, MB, 204-748-3136 or Dam V.G., sire Ashlar, sure breeder, Monty Thomson 204-771-7205. 403-845-5763, Rocky Mountain House, AB. $1500. Harry Martens, Ph: 306-239-4902, cell: 306-222-0322, Osler, SK. GENUINE GENETICS Galloway Bull Sale, March 31st, 2012, Red Deer, AB. Contact: Russell Horvey 403-749-2780.

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YEARLING SIMMENTAL BULLS: Red and Black, moderate birth weights, lots of perf 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 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. 2009 SIMMENTAL BULL, RBF, calving ease son of Winchester, 80 lbs BW, $3000. 306-276-5753, White Fox, SK. 20 PB RED and black open replacement heifers. Muirhead Cattle Co., Shellbrook, SK, 306-763-2964 or 306-747-8192.




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., View & Bid O n Line $775 ea. Ken 204-568-4651, Miniota, MB. w w w .m js im m en ta la n gus .c om 110 GOOD QUALITY bred heifers for sale, bred to easy calving Angus bulls, BROOKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SIMMENTAL PRIVATE Treaty Bull $1400/ea. Start calving April 10th, 2012. Sale, polled fullblood yearlings bulls, first 780-835-3528, Fairview, AB. come first served. Catalogue can be viewed 87 QUALITY HOME Raised bred heifers 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 39 blacks, 37 reds, 11 RBF. Bulls turned out July 15 for 60 days. Full herd health 306-845-2834, Turtleford, SK. protocol. Ivomec and Scourbos vaccinaROBB FARMS, HOEGL FARMS Bull Sale, tions. Call Howard 306-222-5271 or Brad Thursday, February 23, 2012, 1:00 PM 306-222-8853, Watrous, SK. MST, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds. On HOME RAISED SIMMENTAL cross heifers, offer: 72 red, black, and fullblood quality 30 blacks, 20 tans, 15 reds. Excellent Simmental bulls. Bulls semen tested, fully q u a l i t y, b u l l s t u r n e d o u t J u ly 1 s t . guaranteed and delivered. For catalogue or 306-563-6278, 306-563-7161, Canora, SK more info. call Jay 780-205-0816 or Murry 306-825-5253. Catalogue can be viewed at SECOND CALVERS AND BRED HEIFERS all Red Angus cross, good quality, quiet. Bred Red and Black Angus, preg checked, IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION BULL due to calve April 1st, full health program. Sale. 100 Red and Black Simmentals, Castor, AB. 403-882-2590, 403-740-0288. Red and Black Angus and Bestbeef hybrid 15 GOOD QUALITY Red Angus/ Simmental bulls on March 8, 2012 at Spring Creek c r o s s b r e d c ow s , $ 1 4 5 0 e a c h O B O. Ranch near Moosomin, SK. Contact Brian 3 0 6 - 8 8 3 - 2 8 2 5 , 306-883-2669, McCarthy, 306-435-3590; Craig Davidson, 306-883-8028 cell, Spiritwood, SK. 204-761-5991. 500 COW HERD for sale in February only. Can calve and pasture. Call 306-432-4803, Lipton, SK. 200 BRED ANGUS COWS, start calving May PUREBRED AND FULLBLOOD BULLS, 1 1, 2012. Phone 306-335-7875, Lemberg, and 2 yr. olds, North American registry. Ph SK. after 7 PM, 780-724-4242, Elk Point, AB 50 BLACK ANGUS cows, $1400 ea; 11 red BLACK AND RED South Devon bulls, year- and tan, $1300 ea. Bred Black Angus for lings, and 2 yr. old; also Angus/South Dev- April/May calving. Phone 306-327-5772 or on cross bulls. 403-566-2467, Duchess, 306-327-8025, Kelvington, SK. AB., 150 BLACK AND RED Angus, good quality, young bred cows. Call: 306-773-1049, Swift Current, SK. COW/CALF PAIRS for sale, mixed breeds, calves 1 week to 8 weeks old, $1500/pr OBO. 306-383-2917, Rose Valley, SK.

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200 GOOD BLACK BRED HEIFERS - All one herd, home raised, preg. checked and Ivomecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $1400. Email for photos: Phone Bernard at: 306-984-7272, Spiritwood, 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.


DAVIDSON GELBVIEH/ LONESOME DOVE RANCH 23rd Annual Bull Sale on Saturday, March 3/2012, 1:00 PM CST Heartland Livestock Yards, Swift Current, SK. Complimentary lunch 11:00 AM. Presale viewing hospitality, Friday, March 2nd Selling 75+ PB yearling bulls, red or black. Performance semen tested. Catalogue and video Vernon/ Eileen 306-625-3755, 306-625-7863; Ross/Tara 306-625-3513, 306-625-7045, Ponteix, SK.





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V&V FARMS 11th Annual Gelbvieh Bull and Female Sale, Friday, March 16, 1:00 PM at the farm, Redcliff, AB. Complimentary lunch at 11:30. Free delivery. Selling yearling Gelbvieh bulls and open purebred heifers. Red and black genetics on offer. Guest Consignor: Towerview Ranch. For Call us direct at 1-800-665-2010 or call your nearest Highline Dealer. Programs subject to change and while quantities last. info contact: Vern and Vivienne Pancoast 403-548-6678 or Don Savage Auctions 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 FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. 3RD ANNUAL BATTLE RIVER Shorthorn Cows and quota needed. We buy all class- Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, March 10 SASKATOON GELVIEH BULL AND es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F at 1:00 PM at VJV Auction Market, Ponoka, FEMALE SALE Friday, March 23rd, Saska- Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. AB. Selling a top selection of 2 yr. old and yearling Shorthorn bulls and a select group toon Livestock Sales. Call for catalogue or Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. of open yearling heifers. For info contact video 306-865-2929, 306-785-4714 or Ken Hehr 403-783-4350, Kirk Seaborn 780-581-4510 403-729-2267 or Don Savage Auctions POLLED YEARLING GELBVIEH BULLS GOOD SELECTION of stout yearling and 2 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 &DPURVH5HJLRQDO([KLELWLRQ for sale, from our 33 year breeding pro- yr. old red and black Limousin bulls, good gram. Semen evaluations to be done in disposition and calving ease; Also bred &DPURVH$% March. Winders Gelbvieh 780-672-9950, heifers. Qually-T Limousin, Rose Valley SK, Camrose, AB. 6- RED 2 yr. old South Devon bulls, with 306-322-4755 or 306-322-7554. great top lines and hindquarters. Low birth BECK FARMS/ McCOY CATTLE CO. 3rd POLLED RED AND BLACK Limousin bulls weights and birth EPDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Buy your 2 yr. old Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 25, for sale. Pick them out now, delivery in the bull by the end of February and get a winOptimum Genetics, Regina, SK. Selling 100 spring. Top quality bulls. Debbie and ter feeding discount. Sampson McGregor Charolais, Hereford, Gelbvieh yearlings, 2 Rocky, Payne Livestock 306-825-4056, S t o c k F a r m , I r o n R i ve r, A B . P h o n e yr. old bulls. Free wintering, volume buyer Lloydminster, SK. 780-826-7077 or discounts offered. Wade 306-436-4564, Chad 306-436-2086. YEARLING AND TWO year old polled LimQUALITY REGISTERED Red and Black thick ousin bulls for sale. Red or black. Free de5HG6LPPHQWDO TWIN BRIDGE FARMS 1st GELBVIEH livery. Call Rhett Jones, Jones Cattle Co., WHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR DADDYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S 9th Annual Bull South Devon bulls with outstandng Bull Sale, Monday, March 19, 2012, 1:00 306-629-3200, 306-629-7878, Morse, SK. disposition, semen tested, halter broke. Sale will be selling 50 Shorthorn bulls (2 yr %ODFN6LPPHQWDO PM at the Silver Sage Community Corrals, 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 . olds and yearlings) on April 5, 2012 at the Brooks, AB. Selling 50 yearling and 2 yr. SPRINGER BROS. LIMOUSIN have 2 yr. Saskatoon Livestock Sales. Call Richard &RQWDFW 306-336-2666. old Gelbvieh bulls. Red and black genetics old and yearling bulls for sale. Also, pick of Moellenbeck 306-287-3420; Carl Lehmann 6NRU6LPPHQWDOV on offer. Guest consignors Jen-Ty Gelb- entire herd of cows, your choice of red or 306-232-5212 or Scot Muri 306-553-2244 vieh and Keriness Cattle Co. For info. con- black. For details call Merv 306-272-4817, View: 7HUU\ 'HEELH6NRUHW] tact: Ron and Carol Birch and Family, Ernie 306-272-4774, Leslie, SK.  403-792-2123 or 403-485-5518 or Don LOW BIRTH WEIGHT YEARLING and 2 yr. Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. Catalogue CIRCLE T LIMOUSIN Performance tested, 7UDQVFRQ/LYHVWRFN old speckle park bulls for sale. Semen testred, polled yearling and 2 yr. old bulls, online at ed. Will keep until April 15th. Wilf Sunderleading genetics, semen tested, guaran BLACK ANGUS AND GELBVIEH bulls, 2 yr. teed. Delivery available. Estevan, SK., Harland, Paradise Valley, AB, 780-745-2694. RUYLHZWKHFDWDORJDW olds and yearlings, will keep until spring. vey Tedford, 306-634-8536, Darryl TedPhone Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, SK. ford 306-634-4621, ZZZWUDQVFRQOLYHVWRFNFRP GOOD CHOICE OF QUALITY 2 year old and yearling bulls. Semen checked. Will keep until April 15th. Check them out at LABATTE SIMMENTALS 32nd ANNUAL Par Ranch, Neilburg, Bull and Female Sale, Fri., March 2, 1 PM, SK. Phone 306-823-4794, 306-285-3141 NEED A BULL? Come to our Bull Sale, BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Farmfair Int. Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. 4 or (cell) 780-205-0719, 780-205-1668, Feb. 10, 2:00 PM CST. Selling quality Premier Breeder. Fullblood/percentage, miles West of Moose Jaw on Trans Canada Email: ready to work horned Hereford and Black/Red Carrier, females, bulls, red Hwy. Guest consignor: 3D Simmentals ofBlack Angus bulls. Cal 306-398-7343 fullblood semen, embryos. 780-486-7553 SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS Bull and fering: 90 Simmental beef bulls (50 red or Rick 306-823-3993, Cut Knife, SK. Darrell, 780-434-8059 Paul, Edmonton AB. Female Sale, Wed. March 7th, 1:00 PM, at polled PB, 25 black polled PB, 15 fleck FB); EAST CENTRAL BULL SALE, March 40 PB LOWLINE bred and open females, Saskatoon Livestock Sales. 42 red, black 30 open PB heifers (red, black, FB). Cata16th at Dryland Cattle Trading, Veteran, very docile, excellent beef quality, very and fullblood bulls and 10 replacement logues / info: AB. 40 Horned and Polled Herefords from easy calving, approx. 80 to choose from. heifers. For info. contact Wayne or Tyler at Call: Barry LaBatte 306-969-4820, Dean ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Assoc. 12 contributors. 403-676-2086 or email: Circle S Stock Farm, 306-468-2820, 306-544-2651, Hanley, SK. View catalogue Schwartz 306-731-3850; Scott Johnstone 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more infor306-468-7720, Canwood, SK. for catalogues. mation. online: 306-693-4715. PL #914447.



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60-70 BLACK ANGUS cows, bred Black Angus, 2nd calvers, with bulls July 1st, start calving April 2012. Moosomin, SK. area. Phone 204-362-4218. 60 BRED COWS, complete herd, mixed breed. 306-752-4447, Melfort, SK.

70 YOUNG BRED COWS, mostly Blacks, bred Black, start calving Mar. 15th most will calve in Apr, preg checked, Ivomeced, Herd Health Program, all home raised. Call Brook at 306-383-2942, Quill Lake, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 25 bred Black Angus cross cows, 2-6 years old, Ivomecâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d and preg checked, bred to Black Angus bull, start calving April 1st. 306-764-8635, Spruce Home, SK. 20 FULLBLOOD MAINE heifers; 21 half blood Maine/Angus heifers; 21 Angus heifers. Angus bull out June 15th. 306-476-2252, Rockglen, SK. 18 ANGUS CROSS bred heifers to calve end of March, preg. tested, Ivomeced, $1400 ea. 204-686-2343, 204-686-2334, Tilston, MB. ONE IRON RANCHER HEIFERS: Black Angus and BBF. Bred June 14 to light birth Black bulls. Looking good. Ph. Jerry Chanig 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK. 35 FANCY red/black Simm./Angus cross open heifers out of leading herdsires- Skor Simmentals and Hamilton Angus Farms. 800-950 lbs., born Feb./11, $1450- pick or $1400 all.587-794-4666 ext-112 Hanna AB TOTAL HERD DISPERSAL. Polled Hereford herd. Complete health program. Bred heifers to 9 yr. olds, $1650 choice. April-May calving. Ross Barlow 306-567-3207, Davidson, SK.

WOULD LIKE TO LEASE bred cows to calve April and May for 5-7 yrs. Will offer 30% guaranteed calf crop. Call for details 306-554-3198, Dafoe, SK. WANTED: CULL COWS for slaughter. For bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat Processors, 306-363-2117, ext. 111, Drake, SK. WANTED TO LE ASE: 40 to 50 cows. 204-564-2030, Roblin, MB. WILL BUY GOOD quality 700 lb. bull calves. Call Daron Priest, 306-825-7756, 306-821-7736, Lloydminster, SK. WANTED: CERTIFIED ORGANIC calves, cull cows and breeding stock; Also wanted cert. organic feed grain. Call Bryce 204-522-0842 leave msg., Pipestone, MB. NATURAL RAISED HEIFERS (preferable) or steers under 30 months, free of hormones, antibiotics and never had grain. Looking for early maturing, easy fleshing, moderate frame British cattle. 403-242-5530, Calgary, AB. CUSTOM GRAZING FOR 800 yearlings. Available June-Sept. Well managed paddocks, daily low stress care. Contact Sam and Janeen, Phone 306-547-4252, Endeavour, SK.



RAMBOUILLET EWES 4-6 yrs old and ewe ELK VALLEY RANCHES buying all ages of lambs. Call Roger Britnell, 306-243-4215, elk. Phone Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, Macrorie, SK. AB or email to 10th ANNUAL WESTERN HORSE SALES 9 BULLS 2-9 years; 5 bred cows 2-10 years Unlimited, May 4th-5th, Saskatoon Liveand 5 calves. Phone 306-825-4037, Lloydstock Sales, SK. Now accepting entries, minster, SK. deadline March 1st. For info, visit: 306-436-4515 SHEEP SHEARING COURSE, Leslieville, AB. ALBERTA ELK RANCHERS CANDIAC AUCTION MART Regular Horse March 2 and 3, 9 AM to 4 PM. Cost $250+ PRODUCTION SALE Sale, Sat., Mar. 3rd. Tack at 10:30, Horses GST. Ph Jacquie to register 403-729-3067. at 1:30. Each horse, with the exception of VIDEO AUCTION colts must have a completed EID. Go to the website to O nline Bidding A v ailable get the form. For more info contact FR ID AY, FEB. 17 , 2012 306-424-2967. SHEEP DEVELOPMENT BOARD offers 7 :00 P M 2012 WILD ROSE Draft Horse Sale, May 4 extension, marketing services and a full PIPER BAL L ROOM and 5 at Olds, AB. Draft horses, tack, har- 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 . ness, collars and horse drawn equipment 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK. EX ECUTIV E ROYAL IN N are welcomed consignments. This will inL EDUC, AB clude equipment, harness, tack and shoes from Eddie Freitag, Alameda, SK. Contact W a tc h w w w .gw a c o u n try.c o m Barb Stephenson 403-933-5765 or visit fo r c a ta lo g a n d o n lin e b id d in g d e ta ils .

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BUYING WILD BOAR pigs/swine for 20 years, all sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Highest BROKE TEAM OF mares in foal, 35â&#x20AC;? high; $$$. broke team of geldings, 35â&#x20AC;? high; two 1 yr. G a te w a y Auctio n S e rvice s Ltd old fillies; one 1 yr. old stud colt; one 7 yr. 1-866-304-4664 old stud. 403-404-3094, Standard, AB. AMHA/AMHR mares, stallions, fillies, colts BRED GILTS FOR SALE, Berkshire and ATTENTION ELK PRODUCERS: AWAPCO and geldings. 306-355-2399, Parkbeg, SK York, Also market hogs, live or processed. is a proven leader in Elk meat sales. If you Call Earle at 306-997-4917, Borden, SK. View: have Elk to supply to market, give Awapco WANTED: ALL BERKSHIRE pigs/swine, a call today. Current price $7.50/kg hot all sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Paying highest hanging. Non-members welcome. Please email: or call $$$. 780-980-7589. 6 REGISTERED PERCHERON MARES for sale, 4 to 7 yrs. old, tallest mares are 18 MANURE PIT DIGESTER. Natural liquid ELK BREEDING STOCK Sales, yearling manure pit management product. Control Jinnocks, bred cows, limited supply, top HH. Call 403-388-9758, Claresholm, AB. harmful gases and foaming. No pit crust TEAM OF BLACK Percheron geldings, Ris- prevents fly breeding and rodent travel. end genetics. Call Bob at 780-836-2689, ing 4 year olds, $4000 for the team. Phone Less pit agitation with better cleanout. Manning, AB. 306-528-4431, Nokomis, SK. Move available nutrients for your crops. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for Safe to handle and store. Cost effective over 15 years, is looking for Elk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you program. Call 519-749-5488 or email: have them, we want them.â&#x20AC;? Make your Bright, ON nal call with Northfork for pricing! GuaranREGISTERED WELSH STUD pony, 8 yrs. teed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, old, excellent bloodlines, $1250. Call BERKSHIRE, TAMWORTH CHESTER White Winnipeg, MB. boars and gilts. Nationwide delivery at 403-388-9758, Claresholm, AB. cost. Troy 204-379-2004, 204-828-3317, PRODUCER OWNED Canadian Prairie Bison 204-750-1493, 204-750-2759, St. Claude, is paying TOP DOLLAR FOR ELK to supply our growing markets. Give Roger a call MB. before you sell, 306-468-2316. HORSES FOR SALE: We have kids ponies, saddle horses, teams. We guarantee all our horses. 306-834-2965 or 306-834-8281, Kerrobert, SK. 250 RED ANGUS AND Red Angus cross, plus 250 Black Angus replacement heifRAMSAY PONY RIDES have for sale wellbroke kids horses from pony to saddle ANDRES TRUCKING. Call us for a quote ers. No implants, all vaccinations, approx. 800 lbs. Your pick at steer price. Ph Blaine horse sizes. Also weanling colts. Some today. 306-224-2088, Windthorst, SK. 306-782-6022, 306-621-9751, Yorkton, SK horses and ponies also broke to drive. All broke horses sold with a written guaran- BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison SHAVINGS: Manufactured from kiln dried tee. Also new and used riding saddles. is looking to contract grain finished bison Pine. Highly compressed 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bales that for a growing market in Canada, US and 306-386-2490, 306-386-2213, Cochin, SK. Europe. Paying top market $$ for all ani- hold 325 cu. ft. each. Makes premium HORSES WANTED: We pay top prices for mals. For more information contact Roger quality bedding for large and small anihorses, according to grade, delivered or Provencher, or mals and poultry. Low dust, very soft and pickup. Kerrobert, SK. 306-834-2965, 306-468-2316. Join our Producer-owned absorbent. Size, 3/4â&#x20AC;? and under. Call for truck load quotes. Wholesale prices direct 306-834-8281. bison company and enjoy the benefits. from the plant. Can ship anywhere up to WWW.ELLIOTTCUTTINGHORSES.COM MANY BONE BISON CO-OP is a govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t 60 bales per load. Call Tony 250-372-1494 35 Plus years of training, showing, sales, backed livestock loan guarantee program. or Ron 250-804-3305, Chase, BC, or web: clinics, lessons. Clifford and Sandra Elliott. Finance is avail. for bred or feeder bison. Paynton, SK. Phone 306-895-2107. Call Tricia 306-885-2241. Also ask about PLEASURE AND WORK teams, matched, the govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interest rebate for feeders. For broke to drive. Also riding prospects. Sask. Residents only. Sedley, SK. GALLAGHER WEIGH SYSTEM, like new 780-635-3070, Mallaig, AB. 2009 BRED HEIFERS for sale, $2500/each. animal weighing and data collection sysCall Jason at Clairside Bison 306-383-4094 tem. Includes TSI indicator and Supur HD Claire, SK. hydraulic squeeze chute loadbars. Ph WANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence 780-385-8866, Viking, AB. suitable for bison. Phone Ryan CERTIFIED FARRIER. Holdfast, SK. Call 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. Jacob at: 306-488-4408. BISON SPIRIT RANCH has for sale 1- 2008 TAKE YOUR HORSEMANSHIP skills from registered Purewood bull, 1- 2006 Wood good to job-ready with Lakeland Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross bull. Call Trevor 204-855-2707, Western Ranch and Cow Horse program. 204-724-0523, Oak Lake, MB. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll work with your horse every day and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also learn about livestock diseases, 8- 2011 BULL calves for sale. Phone Big beef production, rope handling and horse Medicine Bison Ranch, 306-948-2808, care. Learn more at Ag-Citing 2012 on Rosetown, SK. March 16 at the Vermilion campus. Phone PURCHASING ALL AGES and classes of BiRachel 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8579 or visit son. Prompt payment. Bruce, Youngstown, EVERSPREAD 2009 HD manure spreader, 675 bu. tri-axle, used 160 HP tractor to AB. 403-651-7972 or 403-779-2218. run it. 1000 PTO, hyd. chain driven, exc. CANADIAN FARRIER SCHOOL: Gary working cond., field ready, 425 11R22.5 Johnston, 10 BRED HEIFERS, $2500 each. Phone truck tires, $39,500 OBO. Can deliver. 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 , Email 2 0 4 - 7 4 3 - 2 3 2 4 , C y p r e s s R i v e r, M B . 780-621-7883, Buck Lake, AB. Phone: 403-359-4424, Calgary, AB. RANCH ROPING CLINIC: Feb. 18th-19th, 30 BRED 3 year old cows, your pick out of BALE PROCESSOR REM 3600R, new condi100. 306-745-3344 cell, or 306-745-7452, w/Scott Sapergia, Canadian Champion. All tion, $7000. Ron 306-384-4512, Saskalevels accepted. CRRA competition Feb. Esterhazy, SK. toon, SK. 20th. 306-731-2943, Lumsden, SK. 21 BRED COWS, $2000/each; 17 bred Heavy Duty 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; PANELS, WINDBREAKS, h e i fe r s , $ 2 5 0 0 / e a c h . M F L R a n c h e s , EQUINE THERAPY PRACTITIONER bale feeders, calf shelters and more for PROGRAM. Learn everything alternative 403-747-2500, Alix, AB. sale. Inquire: 403-704-3828, Rimbey, AB, for horses: chiropractics, herbs, muscle BISON AUCTION, Sweetheart Bison or testing, nutrition, parasite programs, mas- Auction, February 15th at 11:00 AM. sage, energy work, and tack fit (more info We currently have over 200 head of top 1994 IHC, single axle, c/w 490-14 rotoonline). Register at quality calves and yearlings from reputable m i x f e e d b o x i n g o o d c o n d i t i o n . 780-897-7711. Location: at Valleyview, AB. consignors. Consign your bison to this 403-795-2850 for details, Coaldale, AB. Starts March 24th. Second program starts auction and maximize your return! Pen Vanderhoof, BC in the fall. space still available! Call Brendan today to book your orders or register to bid online. Kramer Auctions Ltd, North Battleford, SK 306-445-5000. SKLD#116400. GEORGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HARNESS & SADDLERY, makers of leather and nylon harness. Custom sad- ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages dles, tack, collars, neck yoke, double trees. of feeder bison. Call Frank 780-846-2980, Call Kitscoty, AB or 780-663-3611, Ryley, AB. 2-MATURE BISON BULLS, 2002 and THE LIVERY STABLE, for harness sales and 2003. Handling facilities and equipment repairs. 306-283-4580, 306-262-4580, available. 204-638-2472, Grandview, MB. Langham, SK. IRISH CREEK BISON has select 2010 Plains, Wood and Wood cross breeding stock (male and female), and 48 bred 2 yr. old heifers. 780-853-2024, 780-581-0564, ORIGINAL EAMORE SADDLE #104, 15â&#x20AC;? Vermilion, AB. seat, excellent condition, $1400. QUALITY BULLS, CALVES and exposed 204-487-7544, Winnipeg, MB. cows, quiet herd. Reference available. 250-489-4786, Fort Steele, BC. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, grain or grass fed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have them, we want them.â&#x20AC;? Make your final call with WANTED: 20 TO 25 bred Purebred Dorper Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt ewes. Phone: 204-281-1985, Minitonas, payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. MB. HERD DISPERSAL 35 head consisting of 15 4-9 yr old cows, 10 2 yr olds, and 10 calves. 403-580-8016, Acadia Valley, AB. COMPLETE FLOCK DISPERSAL. Approx. 295 ewes, 75 ewe lambs, 3 rams, 7 ram lambs and guard dogs. Hardy NC Cheviot Texel crosses. Bred to lamb late May. WANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence $130,000. 306-327-4280, 306-327-4242, 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 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. Kelvington, SK.

HIGHLINE 7000 HD BALE PROCESSOR, 1000 PTO, used 800 bales, for large or small bales, floatation tires, knife, $9250 OBO. 780-723-2646, Edson, AB. 1997 JD 7810 MFWD, 3PTH, 9900 hrs., 60% rubber, clean solid tractor; 2004 Case/IH RBX 562 round baler, extra wide and hyd. PU, very nice cond., $59,000 for both or will sell separate. Phone Blaine at 306-621-9751, 306-521-0207, Yorkton, SK WANTED TO PURCHASE: Used cattle scale, complete. 780-998-5483, Ardrossan, AB. 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 , 2011 LUCKNOW 4 auger HD TMR, mixer feeder wagon, model 900. New, never 780-387-6356 cell, Falun, AB. used. Tandem axle, loaded, hyd. raise and HIGHLINE BP 8000 SHREDDER, R-hand lower discharge chute, scale. Can deliver discharge, big tires, like new, $13,000. $61,500. Cypress River, MB. 204-743-2324 306-768-3483, Carrot River, SK.


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1993 IHC NAVISTAR feed truck, 43,000 kms, IHC 466 eng., auto trans., new recap tires c/w 2002 Knight 3050 feed box, commercial grade heavy augers, hyd. slide unload gate, scales both sides read out as well in the cab, 500 cu. ft. mixing capacity, 10,000 lb. rolled grain. Excellent condition! Always stored inside! $42,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB.

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CONTERRA ARENA RAKE for ATVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and quads. Excellent for arena, ground and shelter belt maintenance. Starting at $1995. Conterra manufactures over 150 attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882 or view on-line SILVER STREAM SHELTERS: 30x72 single steel frame cover kit, $4700; 38x100 truss, $11,900. Replacement tarps for any brand, patch kits, rope webbing and ratchets. Call 1-877-547-4738. NORSOL CONTROLS, Model DWR-F-1A, 5 only; Model CVS-12H, 15 only; Model DVS-23HA, 2 only; Model PMV-1, 2 only; Model WR-P-1A-2, 1 only. No reasonable offer refused. Call Joe 780-837-8120, 780-837-2920, 780-837-8360, ext. 121 or 151, Falher, AB. NEW HEAVY 5 bar 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; cattle panels with pins attached. Call Colette 403-527-7214, various locations. RENN FEED MIXER 1316, 4 auger, good cond. Have brackets etc. to convert to an electric driven stationary unit. $8500 OBO. 780-499-5990 cell, Legal, 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.

SAFE NEW ONE-MAN corral designs plus 80 ideas to save costs and labor, 120 diagrams, free look. SVEN ROLLER MILLS. Built for over 40 years. PTO/elec. drive, 40 to 1000 bu./hr. Example: 300 bu./hr. unit costs $1/hr. to run. Rolls peas and all grains. We regroove and repair all makes of mills. Apollo Machine, 306-242-9884 or 1-877-255-0187, 2007 LUCKNOW M2260 vertical mixer feed wagon, twin screw and scale, $32,000 OBO. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK.

970 GEHL FORAGE WAGON, 750 cu. ft., 12.5Lx15â&#x20AC;?x6 wheels, shedded, field ready. $8900. 403-575-2401, Veteran, AB. FROSTFREE NOSEPUMPS: Energy free solution to livestock watering. No heat or power required. Prevents backwash. Grants available. 1-866-843-6744. 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WINDBREAK PANELS and 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; regular panels made from oilfield pipe; Also new rubber belting, 54â&#x20AC;? wide in 300 or 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; rolls. Ph. Blaine 306-782-6022 or 306-621-9751 Yorkton, SK. 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. PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. We manufacture an extensive line of cattle handling and feeding equipment including squeeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowding tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison equipment, Texas gates, steel water troughs and rodeo equipment. Distributors for Cancrete concrete waterers, El-Toro electric branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze chutes and headgates are now available with a neck extender. Phone 306-796-4508, email: website: HAYBUSTER H1000, rebuilt L10 Cummins eng. 300 HP, 500 hrs now. New: triple disc 14â&#x20AC;? 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 FREESTANDING PANELS: 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; windbreak panels; 6-bar 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; panels; 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feeders; All metal 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; calf shelters. Will custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. ATTENTION LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: 5 bar panels, 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; windbreak panels; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; silage bunks; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; all steel grain troughs; 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; bale shredder bunks; 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Texas gates and round bale feeders. Weld on and bolt on clamps for sucker rod and pipe, 3/4â&#x20AC;? to 3-1/2â&#x20AC;?. Will build equipment to your specs. Delivery available. Authorized dealer for feed box, pellet and grain feeders. Also handle complete line of wood and steel fence posts and rough cut lumber. Authorized dealer for Sakundiak grain bins. We manufacture hopper cones. Phone: 306-538-4487, K e n n e d y, SK. PORTABLE WINDBREAKS, $550 for 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or $400 for 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; portable fence panels. All made from 2-7/8â&#x20AC;? drill stem. We deliver anywhere. 306-581-9217, Lumsden, SK. 2007 LUCKNOW M2260 vertical mixer feed wagon, twin screw and scale, $32,000 OBO. 306-531-8720, Lipton, SK. FARM KING STRAW shredder, asking $8000; Farmhand 120 bu. feed mixer, $1000. 306-782-7241, Rokeby, SK. 2008 HAYBUSTER 2650 bale processor, big tires, best processor made, $13,000 firm. 306-344-4978, Frenchman Butte, SK.


PRO-CERT ORGANIC SYSTEMS Royalty free organic certifier. Family owned, experienced, affordable. Phone 306-382-1299 or email Saskatoon SK. ECOCERT CANADA organic certification for producers, processors and brokers. Call the western office 306-873-2207, Tisdale, SK, email ORGANIC PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION of Manitoba Cooperative (OPAM) Nonprofit, member owned organic certification body. Certifying producers, processor and brokers since 1988, Miniota, MB. Contact 204-567-3745, CANADA ORGANIC CERTIFIED by OCIA Canada. The ultimate in organic integrity for producers, processors and brokers. Call Ruth Baumann, 306-682-3126, Humboldt, SK,,

MALE 50, 6’6”, 150 lbs., European background, farmer w/part-time job. Never married, no children, Christian RC, sincere, sensitive, caring. Enjoys: Nature/outdoors, downhill skiing, reading. Looking for single woman in her 40’s, wanting permanent relationship, leading to marriage, with similar character traits and interests. Photo appreciated, will answer letters. Box 5556, c/o Western Producer, 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 March 2nd to 4th. Call now to book your appointment with award winning Matchmaker: 204-888-1529. Must be non-smoker and able to pass criminal check.

WANTED: ORGANIC FEED - wheat, barley, rye and oats for immediate delivery. Growers International 306-652-4529, Saskatoon, SK.

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.

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, Beautiful, ready to go Feb. 15th, first shots, dewclaws removed, vet checked, $1000 each. 403-787-2880, Hussar, AB. Email: 3 YR. OLD female ST. BERNARD, $400. Call for website. 306-822-2085, La Loche, SK. WOLF CROSS PUPPIES, 2 males, 4 females, ready to go, vaccinated and vet checked. 780-383-3805, Warspite, AB. CHESAPEAKE RETRIEVER PUPS, born June 7, 2011. 3 females. Great hunting companions, good with kids, $100 ea. 780-658-3984, 780-603-0626, Viking, AB. 2 FEMALE ST. BERNARD pups, first and second shots, dewormed and vet checked, born Aug. 29, 2011. Have both parents to view. Jolene 403-882-2421, Castor, AB.

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COONHOUND PUPS, black and tan for sale, ready to go, $100. 306-773-9092 Stewart Valley, SK. IRISH WOLFHOUND/GREYHOUND cross puppies, 5 months old. Great predator control, friendly disposition, good w/kids, $300. 780-927-3797, Ft. Vermilion, AB.

ORGANIC GOLDEN FLAX SEED for sale. 306-338-3335, 306-592-2251, Wadena, SK. HAY AND GRASS bales, flax, wheat and barley straw, 4x4 and 3x4 bales, delivery available. 403-223-8164 or 403-382-0068, AVAILABLE BACHELORETTE: Widow 52, Taber, AB. toned, slim, fit, this lady has abs that would put many gym bunnies to shame. M&M ORGANIC MARKETING is buying: She is 5’6”, 131 lbs., not a inch of fat. A feed wheat, feed flax, organic oats (milling farmer and a government worker. Her and feed), feed peas, soy beans, feed bar- family farm is profitable, stable and earns ley. 204-379-2451, St. Claude, MB. a considerable amount but it wasn’t always that way. Anyone who farms knows the ORGANIC GRAIN MARKETING AND bad times and what needs to be done to INFORMATION MEETING. The North- get through on a day to day basis. I come west Sask. Organic Group invites all Tran- from a large family so I know how to get sition and Certified Organic Producers to along. I love to garden, work out, cook, our 4th Annual marketing and info meet- visit friends and family. I would love to ing at the WDM in Saskatoon, SK Saturday, take a road trip across Canada. I have nevMarch 3, 2012 from 1 PM to 5 PM. Grain er tried white water rafting, that looks like buyers on hand so bring your samples, fun. I would like to do something different hear our speakers. Coffee and snacks on on the weekends. There is always someus. Call Dean at 306-384-1024. Please call thing to do on the farm but my boys hanto confirm attendance. dle all the work, so I am free to go to dinplan a weekend away or cook a WANTED: BUYING ORGANIC screenings, ner, meal for two. I have not done delivered. Loreburn, SK. Prompt payment. romantic t h at i n w h i l e . M at c h m a ke r s S e l e c t 306-644-4888 or 1-888-531-4888 ext. 2 1-888-916-2824. Rural, remote, small ORGANIC SEED: cert. Vimy flax, yellow towns, isolated communities and villages. peas, high yield feed barley, large green Face to face matchmaking 11 yrs. est. 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 . Canada/US. 306-259-4982, 306-946-7446, Young, SK. PSYCHIC READING by Jessica. Helps in all problems! Call for free reading. Call ORGANIC CLEANED SEED wheat, variety 305-335-9490. (A.C. Berry), organic cleaned seed oats variety (Calabre), weighs 44 lbs./bushel. 306-445-4850, North Battleford, SK.

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

PUPS, READY TO GO, $50, first shots and dewormed. Mother purebred German Wirehaired Pointer. Father Border Collie/Blue Heeler cross. Friendly, loyal, people loving dogs. Call Fred or Jackie 306-488-4963, Holdfast, SK. CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES, Vet checked, first shots, $350. 306-962-4436, 306-962-7568, Eston, SK.

BLUE HEELER PUPS, 6 ready to go for January 31. 306-753-2259, Macklin, SK. BORDER COLLIE PUPS, from working parents. Born Nov. 26/11, first shots, $300. Calgary, AB. Contact Brenda 403-651-6142 REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE pups, black and white, aggressive working stock, first shots. 780-846-2643, Kitscoty, AB. CBCA REGISTERED BORDER COLLIE puppies, 3 months old, shots, papers, microchipped, from strong working dogs, 2 females left, $350. 306-795-2215, Ituna, SK. IRISH WOLFHOUND GREYHOUND cross pups, 6 wks old, first shots, $200 ea. 306-742-4565, MacNutt, SK. REG. BORDER COLLIE pups from Champion working stock dogs. Tattooed and first vaccinations. Born December 4, $600. 306-492-2148, Clavet, SK. WATKINSON COWDOG PUPS from years of selective breeding with grit, brains and looks. Parents work at Community Pasture. Also started Cowdogs. Moose Jaw, SK. Watkinson Cowdogs - 306-692-2573. BLUETICK, REDBONE, BLACK and Tan, Coonhound pups, 7 wks. old, first shots, dewormed. 780-672-6026, Camrose, AB.

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UNIQUE WESTERN BUILDING. 4470 sq. S ta rtin g fro m $95 pe r s qua re ft ft. built in 1999 with a western boardwalk. d e live re d a n d s e t-up. Zoned commercial/industrial and would (Cond itions Ap p ly) be great for retail, manufacturing or motel. Living quarters can be installed along C a ll or with a business. Recently vacated. Only 45 w w w .gra n dvie w m odula min. east of Okotoks, AB. For more info. call 403-333-8833, LOG HOMES, custom built, hand crafted, VIRDEN, MB. 3 bdrm bungalow, complete Pike Lake, SK. Phone 306-493-2448 or renovation, including new doors, windows, 306-222-6558, c/w 6 appliances in good cond., garage, ONE BEDROOM HOME to be moved in large lot. For info. call 204-487-7544. Whitefox, SK. Approximately 700 square feet. Asking $18,000. Submit bid to 14x68 FOR SALE, RENT OR shared accomHOUSE TO BE MOVED from Holden, AB. modations. Lot rent is $250/mo. Home area. Approx. 1100 sq. ft., older 3 bdrm can be moved, $36,900. For more info. bungalow, $15,000 OBO. To be moved off 403-793-5110, Duchess, AB. by May 2012. Buyer responsible for all as- WANTED TO PURCHASE: good used 14’ sociated moving costs. Call for more info and 16’ wide mobile homes. Call Bob at and pics 780-632-1161 or 780-688-2147. 306-249-2222 or 306-220-4670. 12 SUITE APARTMENT BLOCK, southwest SK. Sale Price $669,000. Contact Greg Belof 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. or email

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SUPREME AUCTION SERVICES will auction the RM office building (Qu’Appelle street) and the RM shop (10th Ave.) in the town of Qu’Appelle for the RM of South Qu’Appelle on Thursday March 8th at 7:30 PM at the seniors center, Qu’Appelle, SK. Contact Ken McDonald 306-695-0121 or Stenberg 306-551-9411. PL# 314604 POTENTIAL POTENTIAL! 28 plus acres, Brad creek, timber, pasture, fruits, berries, 2820’ floor space, newly renovated home, in-law suite, guest house, barns, $699,000. 250-832-9969, Salmon Arm, BC. Email: PELICAN LAKE SW, MB. cabins for sale, building lots, lake view RV sites, 10 ACRES, Salmon Arm, BC. Beautiful lake lakefront rentals. Call Fay 204-537-2270. view, 6 acres cleared, 4 acres timber. cabin $269,000.250-804-3295


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4 ACRES WITH SHOP: Located on service road. Adjacent to #1 highway, West side of Grenfell, SK. Phone 306-697-2436 or GT2006 GOPHER TRAPS by Lees Trap- CENTRAL WATER & EQUIPMENT Services 306-891-8799 for more information. w o r k s L t d . S e e t h e m i n a c t i o n a t Ltd. Portable Pump and Pipeline Sales, $17 each. Call Service and Rentals. DELISLE, SK, 4.5 acres, industrial 5000 sq. 306-677-7441, Swift Current, SK. L o c a l p h o n e : 3 0 6 - 9 7 5 - 1 9 9 9 , F a x : ft. building, 300 amp power, included is cement batch plant, taxes $1900 yearly. 306-975-7175, Toll free 1-800-561-7867. Located across golf course. Price $399,000. 306-493-2222.

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, UKC REG. AMERICAN PITBULL TERRIER SK. S7K 2C4. pups, 4 males, 2 females, first shots, vet WWF MID 60’s, looking for country style checked, asking $800, available now. companion, likes the farm life, livestock, 403-664-2265, 403-664-0671, Oyen, AB. country music, dancing, traveling, quiet ALASAKAN MALAMUTE PUPS, CKC reg., times. Box 5003, c/o Western Producer, guaranteed health for a year, first shots, 2310 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4. dewormed twice and tattooed, born Oct. 2, Call 780-723-6345 Kokamal Kennels ATTRACTIVE BI MALE WIDOWER. Seeks 2011. others any age or race. Will only entertain or go to Edson, AB. in my own home south of #1 Hwy, SK. Reply to Box 2005, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. BLOODHOUND PUPS: 2 black/tan males SINCERE, SINGLE, SECURE, Attractive born Nov. 5/11, first shots, vet check male. SK farmer/rancher, German roots. done. Farm raised at Milestone, SK. Well Seeks single female, around 28 years, who socialized with other animals and children. loves God, children, nature, horses, dogs $ 5 0 0 . C a l l 3 0 6 - 4 3 6 - 2 1 7 1 d ay s , o r and farm life. Love, family, lifetime rela- 306-436-4649 evenings and weekends. tionships/partnership/matrimony offered. TO GIVE AWAY to a good home 2 female Regina area preferred. All letters an- pups, sable Lassie Collies crossed w/red swered. Box 5561, c/o Western Producer, and white Border Collie. Born Aug. 3/11. Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2C4. Can email pics. 306-228-3582, Unity, SK.


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PRE-BUILT MODULAR TRIPLEX, 30x72. Each unit is self contained, 700 sq. ft. Fridge, stove, dishwasher, furnace and hot water heater. Built and ready to ship, $129,900. Call Darcy, Swift Current, SK at 306-773-3358 or for more info email 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. 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. TO BE MOVED: 2008 SRI 1284 sq ft mobile home, w/matching 16x14’ shed, 3 bdrms., 2 full baths, oak cabinets, appliances, insulated skirting, immaculate condition. St. Walburg, SK. area. Asking $89,000. Call 306-248-3205. BRAND NEW. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 16x76 modular home. Fridge, stove, dishwasher included. Ready for immediate delivery. $ 6 9 , 9 0 0 f r o m Wey b u r n , S K . C a l l 306-741-6254 or e-mail for more info

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, $1.75 million. Penticton, BC. 403-715-3515 or 403-634-8070.

BLACK CANYON RANCH, Ashcroft, BC. Located 8 kms. from Ashcroft and is one of the area’s most spectacular ranches. Known for it’s quality horse breeding, this property was built for the equestrian enthusiast. 320 acres total, 220 acres irrigated, 50 acres in pasture, all fenced and cross fenced. 19 stall mare bar, wash rack, indoor arena, office building and 3 residences make this a complete package. Property could also lend itself as a dairy farm as well, $1,999,000. Call Kelly Adamski 1-800-557-7355 for information, email: Re/Max Golden Country Ltd.

ALBERTA LAND FOR SALE: HANNA: 3300 acres of which 2389.29 acres is deeded land and 959 acres is lease land. (#1850, Barry Lowe). 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). BOW ISLAND: One section pivot irrigated land, pole barn, $2,500 gas revenue. (#1576, Walt). BROOKS: Cash crop farm (hay/canola) #1 soil, 4 homes, large shop with 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). Farm & Ranch by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service, or phone 1-866-345-3414.

QUARTER NEAR TOBIN LAKE, completely set up as game farm, 30x40’ heated shop, 40x60’ barn, 2152 sq. ft. gorgeous 3 bdrm. home. Additional quarter also available. Linda Swehla, Re/Max Nipawin, 306-862-4800 MLS#413472.

CUSTOM LOG HOME w/suite, Greenwood, BC, $529,000. Water lic., gravity feed, outbuildings, fenced, well, 70 view acres. InTO BE MOVED: 1500 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 fo/pics 250-445-6642, bath, open concept bungalow. New roof, windows, fireplace, superior construction, double attached garage, $40,000. 306-634-7581, Estevan, SK. SOUTH PEACE COUNTRY: Certified or660 SQ. FT., 1 bdrm stucco house to be ganic land for sale, 135 acres mixed hay, moved from farm, Maple Creek, SK. New 25 acres in heavy Aspen bush. Full line of metal roof and recently remodeled, new older equipment also for sale. Two addioak cabinets, flooring and bathroom, tional quarters available in the future. 780-356-2352, Valhalla Centre, AB. $22,000. 306-558-4444, 306-558-7133. HOUSE TO BE MOVED from Hanna, AB. FARMLAND NEAR BEISEKER, AB. 152 acres area by May 2012. Approx. 1430 sq. ft., with option to purchase adjoining 151 older 3 bdrm bungalow, $15,000 OBO. acres. Mostly 2H soil, $2800/acre. MLS Buyer responsible for all associated mov- #C3495880. Call Verlin Rau, Discover Real Estate Ltd., 403-852-6459, Beiseker, AB. ing costs. 403-854-2291, 403-854-6654.

RM OF DUFFERIN #190: Accepting offers to purchase NE-14-20-26-W2 and NW-14-20-26-W2. Both quarters are cert. organic since 2000 crop year (Pro-Cert). Tenders to close midnight Feb. 24, 2012. Buyer is responsible to pay GST, if applicable. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Please mail tenders to: Dan Hager, 8068 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC. V9Z 1C9. Phone 250-858-7665.

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, 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 HEADING SOUTH- Enjoy Mesa’s premier Realty, 780-625-6767, Peace River, AB. park 20 mins. from airport. Refurbished mobile home with Arizona room. 2 bath- 3300 ACRES, 5 deeded quarters, balance is rooms and located close to pool area. Only a lease and runs lengthways with the Little $20,000. Call for pictures. Phone Wayne or Smokey River, great pasture, hunting and fishing, over 600 acres of tame grass, lots Peggy 306-221-3710, Saskatoon, SK. of water, completely fenced and cross ARIZONA HOMES! Looking for a great fenced, approx. 2000 sq. ft. log home, priced vacation or investment home in w/lots of new improvements, $1,200,000. Sunny Arizona? I am a Canadian that lives For info call 780-524-3174, Valleyview, AB. and works in Phoenix. Call Kari Smith, S h ow Ap p e a l R e a l t y, 4 8 0 - 4 6 7 - 8 1 3 1 1) 1600 ACRE RANCH, great yardsite, west of Edmonton. 2) Deluxe recreational 160 HOUSE FOR SALE in Mesa, AZ. 3444 North acres, log home, 2 cabins, log shop and Tuscany Circle. Located in the beautiful barn, revenue, gravel deposits, 2 creeks, gated community of Las Sendas. 2451 sq. Clearwater River frontage, west of Caroft. 2 storey w/pool and hot tub. Built in line, must see. 3) Deluxe 700 cow/calf 1999. For more info call 306-487-7993 or ranch, spring water, land all attached, surface lease revenue, gravel deposits, great email yardsite, private and exclusive. 4) Have active buyer for Alberta land. Don Jarrett, Realty Executives Leading, Spruce Grove, AB, 780-991-1180.

37 QUARTERS RANCHLAND, 20 minutes east of Cold Lake at Pierceland SK. Terrific land base in one block, 5 deeded and 32 lease quarters. Abundance of springs and creeks with Beaver River along South 7 quarters. Contact Wendell Johnson, 306-839-4435.

LOOKING FOR LAND to cash rent or purchase along Hwy. 32 between Abbey and Swift Current. Would prefer Cabri area. Large or small parcels considered. For more info please call: Path Head Farms Ltd., 306-587-7531, Cabri, SK.

1 QUARTER SECTION in Meath Park, SK. area, NW-15-51-23-W2, assessed at $53,800, presently in hay. 306-763-4846. WANTED TO RENT OR purchase farmland in RM’s or 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Box 5562, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 TIM HAMMOND REALTY Irrigated farmland near Outlook, SK. 1855 acres with approx. 1564 cult. acres, 200 pasture acres, and 91 other acres. Includes 10 quarter section pivots and one partial quarter pivot with drops and spinners. Complete 4 strand barb wiring fencing on 12 parcels. Yard site with corrals and work shops. MLS $3,325,000. 306-948-5052 FARM/RANCH/RECREATION, Buying or Selling, Call Tom Neufeld 306-260-7838, Coldwell Banker ResCom Realty.

RM OF BAYNE #371, 500.49 acres, 351 acres cult., 428.91 acres adjacent to Hamlet of Dana. $285,600. Exclusive. Call James Schinkel, Tim Hammond Realty, 306-231-7077. 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,


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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). 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). NEILBURG: Country Living! 1256 sq.ft. home, attached garage, heated shop, outbuildings. (#1768, Barry Palik). Farm & Ranch by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service, 1-866-345-3414,

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HALF SECTION of farmland, located approx. 35 miles East of Saskatoon. NE and NW12-36-1-W3rd. Serious inquiries only. 780-967-3963, cell: 780-913-0136

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.

RM’s GOOD LAKE- INSINGER. Three SOLD, SOLD, SOLD: After selling approx. quarters with total assessment over 30,000 acres over the summer I need farm 100,000. 350+ acres cultivated. $150,000. and ranch listings. If you are considering Estate Sale. Re/Max North Country, Don sale of your property please consider John Cave with Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379. LAND FOR SALE. The Public Guardian Dyck, 306-221-1684, Warman, SK. and Trustee of Saskatchewan as property guardian for Royce Church, will accept IRRIGATION SWIFT CURRENT, SK area, RM W INSLOW . . . . . . . . . 1 q tr. . . . . $220,000 bids on the following: SW 28-45-7-W3, 2 quarters w/2 pivots, rebuilt Valley pivots RM PROGRESS . . . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $150,000 RM of Blaine Lake No. 434; PT. SE Tri-drive. Chem fallow, ready to go. Phone RM NEW COM BE. . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $520,000 3-46-7-W3, RM of Leask No. 464. Russ 250-808-3605. Property will be sold in “As Is” condition, RM EDENWOLD 158 S-1/2-27-20-17-W2 RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 2 q trs . . . $200,000 with the exception of the chattels listed near town of Edenwold. 93,300 assess., RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 4 q trs . . . $8 00,000 below. No minerals included in the sale. 210 acres cult./ 75 acres pasture w/spring Land has been organically farmed and fed water. 2500 bus. steel bin. Organic RM KINDERSLEY. . . . 2 q trs . . . $29 5,000 there is currently a clover crop on the certified since 2010. MLS ®415385 and RM SNIPE LAKE. . . . . . 2 q trs . . . $3 50,000 land. Sealed bids, clearly marked “Church ®415389. Herman Moellman, Re/Max Tender”, should be received in our office Crown Real Estate Ltd. Regina, SK, 12,000 SQ FT co m m ercia l b u ild in g by Monday February 27, 2012 accompa- 306-791-7681. o n 1.57 a cres o n # 7 Highw a y nied by a deposit of 10% of the bid in the (fo rm erly Ca n a d ia n T ire) . . . . . . . $6 9 9 ,000 form of a money order or certified cheque FOR RENT: RM of Griffin 1/2 section of to the address below. (Deposits will be re- farmland, approx. 300 cultivated acres, loC a ll Jim o r S h e rry to d a y funded except for that of the successful cated south of Hume, SK. 306-842-6188. 3 06 -46 3 -6 6 6 7 bidder). 4 Weststeel Rosco bins and a Case 930 tractor located on SW 28-45-7-W3 are RM WINSLOW #319. Accepting offers G ro up W e s tR e a lty for cash rental: S-1/2-3-32-19-W3, 320 not included in the sale of the property. Kin d e rs le y, S K These chattels have been arranged to be cultivated acres, E-1/2-4-32-19-W3, 280 sold by auction on March 24, 2012. Suc- cult. acres, SW-1/4-12-32-20-W3, 160 w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .co m cult. acres. Written tenders accepted until cessful bidder of SW 28-45-7-W3 will be required to allow access onto the property February 29, 2012. Highest or any tender FOR SALE BY TENDER: SW-32-27-19-W3, not necessarily accepted. Mail tenders to: for the removal of the bins and tractor by RM Snipe Lake #259, 160 acres asMay 31, 2012. Machinery and equipment P.O. Box 241, Plenty, SK. S0L 2R0. not sold at auction will remain on the land SALE OR RENT: RM Willner NE 26-26-3 sessed 55,600. Submit written tenders c/o and become the property of the successful W3rd and W 1/2 31-26-2 W3rd, 1/2 sum- Land Tender, Box 159, Macrorie, SK, S0L bidder. The highest or any bid not neces- merfallow. $412,800; RM Bjorkdale SE 2E0. Possession date January 1, 2013. A sarily accepted. Public Guardian and 36-44-10 W2nd and SW 30-44-9 W2nd, 10% deposit is due upon acceptance of the successful bidder plus a letter of confirmaTrustee of Saskatchewan, 100 - 1871 $271,200. 306-922-0115. tion of financing or funds available from fiSmith Street, Regina, SK, S4P 4W4, Fax: 306-787-5065. For further info. Q UARTER SECTION FARMLAND. 30% nancial institution by September 1, 2012, contact Ryan Bates at 306-787-8115 or fenced pasture, 70% cult., w/tree line, with a balance due November 1, 2012. or any bid not necessarily acceptemail: coulees and wildlife. Great night views of Highest and the right is reserved to reject any Swift Current, SK. (20 min. away). 6 miles ed, LAND FOR CASH RENT: RM 405 and 435. north of Waldeck, K-9 school, just off or all bids. Tenders accepted until midnight March 15, 2012. For further info call Box 5556, c/o Western Producer, Saska- TransCanada, $125,000. 250-877-7884. 306-962-4623 or 306-882-3881. toon, SK, S7K 2C4. WANTED TO PURCHASE a grain farm or JUST LISTED LEOVILLE AREA, 7 deeded farmland, prefer southeast or east central FOR LEASE: 10 quarters, 1350 cultivatable acres, between Leross and Bankend, SK, quarters w/350 acres of tame hay, balance Sask. Phone 306-861-4592, SK. on #35 N. 19 hopper bins and farm house. natural and bush pasture. Adjoining 4 587-718-0196, RANCH AND AGGREGATE: South central Crown lease quarters all in a block and joining the big river. Fair cattle handling SK. ranch for sale in beautiful Touchwood RM ABERDEEN LAND. 3 quarter sections Hills. 400-500 head cow/calf operation system and fences. Lots of water. Garof Aberdeen, 1 with pivot irrigation, age/shop 32x64, half insulated and ce- with good handling facilities, good aggre- west with good assessment. Call ment floor, balance dirt floor. Well kept gate income, rotational grazing with lots 2D oadjoining n D y c k , R e / M a x N o r t h C o u n t r y, of water. Managed properly, the aggregate older family home. Excellent hunting and 306-221-1684, Warman, SK. fishing. Many amazing views from this will pay for the ranch. Call 306-531-8720. property with the spruce and poplar forest, the river and rolling hills. MLS® 421014. For viewing call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK, 306-446-8800 N W -22-34-19-W 2 (138 C ultiva ted A cres ) FM A $49,000 or 306-441-0512. I am in need of grain and pastureland in all of my trading areas. N E-22-34-19-W 2 (136 C ultiva ted A cres ) FM A $44,100

TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 063 Moose Mountain, 3 quarters of productive grainland with oil surface lease south of Carlyle, 427 cult. acres, total assessment $138,000 GOV’T PASTURE LEASE, 1532 acres, 295 (avg. $46,000/qtr). Additional 7 quarters GREAT GETAWAY: Quarter section of AUM, $7000 gas royalties, $190,000. with buildings available. Asking $450,000. bush and pasture, 1152 sq. ft., 5 bdrm low Phone 780-405-1924, Lac La Biche, AB. Exclusive. Guy Shepherd 306-434-8857 maintenance cabin. NW-20-24-27-W1 Email: near Inglis, MB. Immediate possession. $175,000. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson, FLAGSTAFF COUNTY Central Alberta LAND FOR RENT. Due to other business 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, Northstar Seven quarters mixed farm near Heisler, interests any or all of approx. 1200 acres Ins. & Real Estate, AB. Home half has pipeline revenue. Phone cult. land is available in the Aylesbury, SK. RANCH: SOUTH OF FORT WALSH, SK. district. Call Cliff Luther 306-734-2997. 780-889-2126. 78 quarters, 25 deeded, 53 lease, native RM KELVINGTON near Round Lake one and improved pasture. 300 acres under UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES, 134 acres, quarter of land w/house, 30x60’ shop pivot irrigation, 250 under flood irrigation. 20 min. from Edmonton Int. Airport, prop- w/tools and mig welder, older barn, 80 2 homesites, good livestock handling faerty borders small lake. Treed yardsite, in- acres pasture w/new fence, 80 acres alfal- cilities. 306-299-4809 or 306-299-4889. cludes well maintained buildings, 1392 sq. fa 1 yr. old, c/w 1995 Ford tractor, FWA, ft. bungalow, mobile home, 2 barns (1 95 HP, lots of extras. Great hunting area, RM ST. PETER #369, NW31-38-19-W2 and heated), 2 quonsets (1 heated), cattle r i g h t b e s i d e R o u t e 6 6 , $ 2 2 5 , 0 0 0 . NW36-38-20-W2. Sale to high bid, no right shed, bins. 780-387-4461, Millet, AB. of first refusal. Bids to Weber and Gasper 306-272-7715, Kelvington, SK. Law Office, Box 1030, Humboldt, SK. S0K TWIN CREEK RANCH, Cache Creek, BC LOOKING TO CASH RENT pivot irrigated WANTING TO BUY good Sask farmland to 2A0. Bids close March 1st, 2012. Ph. Located in upper Hat Creek, 30 minutes 306-682-5038; For info. 760-731-2901. from Cache Creek, 160 deeded acres, 130 land for forage production prefer Strath- lease or rent out. Phone 306-383-2304. under irrigation, 1500 acre grazing lease, more/ Brooks, AB. area, but would consider all areas; Also want to CASH RENT 135 head grazing license. Year round creek and large ponds. House and 3 guest cab- DRY LAND for alfalfa production east of FARM SALES WORLDWIDE MARKETING ins. Large barn and corrals, $995,000. Call Hwy. #21, north of Hwy #1. Will consider Kelly Adamski, Re/Max Golden Country buying established alfalfa stands as well. 1-800-557-7355, Long term lease preferably. 403-507-8660. or e-mail:


RM OF PADDOCKWOOD NO. 520: 7 quarters in a block, 715 acres cultivated. Property borders Provincial forest, 30 min. to Prince Albert, 20 min. to Candle Lake. Call 306-961-4632 for more information.

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YOUNG FARMER LOOKING TO RENT LAND in RM of Grandview #349 or RM of Reford #379. Phone 306-658-4860, 306-948-7807, Biggar, SK. RM OF GREAT BEND: 1703 acres with 1503 acres of good cultivated grain land. Just north of Radisson, close proximity to the Yellowhead Hwy. Priced to sell! MLS ÂŽ394405. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North Battleford, SK.

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanksâ&#x20AC;? 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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RM OF LAIRD. Good access, $72,000 assessment, full cultivation. Don Dyck, Re/Max North Country, 306-221-1684. TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 436 Douglas near Mayfair, SK. 476 acres with approx. 35 cult. acres, 280 tame grass acres and 161 bush/pasture acres. Total 2011 assessment $135,900 (avg. $45,700/quarter). Yard incl. 750 sq. ft. bungalow, shop, pole shed, 3 open front shelters and corrals. Asking $320,000. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 MLS #417361 http://Arthur.TimHammond FOR SALE BY TENDER, Parcel C Plan 101648831 Extension 113, Being a portion of the NE-25-38-5-W3rd, R.M. of Corman Park #344. Sealed tenders will be received by the law firm, Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg, in its capacity as solicitors to the estate of the late Robert Leslie Steve (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sellerâ&#x20AC;?), up until 4:00 PM. on Friday, February 17, 2012. Tenders must be in sealed envelopes, plainly marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tender Enclosedâ&#x20AC;?, and accompanied by a certified cheque for 10% of the offer. Make cheque payable to: Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg in trust. Tenders must be for balance of cash on closing on or before March 15, 2012. Tenders received after 4:00 on Friday, February 17, 2012, regardless of date of post mark, will not receive consideration and will be returned unopened. The Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, and the highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. The acceptance of any tender will be conditional upon: The execution of a formal Purchase and Sale Agreement prepared by Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg. For tender forms and other info, please contact Cheryl Kloppenburg at: Kloppenburg & Kloppenburg, Barristers & Solicitors, 123 2nd Avenue South 603 Princeton Tower, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 7E6. Ph. 306-665-7600, fax 306-665-7800, email 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. HIGHLY ASSESSED GRAIN LAND: 800 acres in RM 230 being sold by tender. For details please call John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. ACCEPTING OFFERS TO purchase NW and NE-23-24-22-W2. 309 acres (285 cult). 13,100 bu. grain storage (6600 hoppered, 6500 flat bottom, 10,500 aeration). Power located at the bin yard. Land is adjacent to the Town of Strasbourg, close to Last Mountain Lake, 45 minute drive North of Regina. Tenders close midnight February 29th, 2012. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail tender to Box 458, Strasbourg, SK. S0G 4V0, 306-725-3702 or email: TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM #92 near Moosomin. 1280 acres w/610 cult. acres, 625 TG/pasture acres, 45 other acres and oil surface lease. Total 2011 assess. $334,700 (avg. assess. $41,837/qtr). 1180 sq. ft. bungalow (1983), 4 bdrm, 2 bath, includes 12,850 bu. bins and livestock facilities (100 head). Asking $1,120,000. Call Alex Morrow 306-332-4161 MLS #420278.


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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.

6 QUARTERS FARMLAND for sale east of Yorkton, SK. Have renter in place for 2012 crop year. $900,000. Call 780-888-1258. PALLISER FARMLAND MANAGEMENT is accepting tenders for the rental of the following land in, RM #49: NE-13-06-21-W3, Lot 223, 224, 225, 226A and 231; NE-14-06-21-W3, Lot 238; SE-23-06-21-W3, Lot 243 and 251; SW-24-06-21-W3, Lot 244. RM #166: SE-18-17-10-W3 comprising Hay Lot #155. 3-5 year contracts preferred. Cash rent and/or crop share will be considered. be creative! Tenders close February 29th, 2012. For more information call Farmland Manager, Murray Gogel at 306-347-0846, Email: WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE or cash rent farmland in RM GRANDVIEW #349. Call 306-260-4446.

TIM HAMMOND REALTY RM 187 North Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 LAKE DIEFENBAKER: 640 acres of native and tame grass with full set of buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd, Swift Current, SK, 306-773-7379. FARMS, RANCHES, ACREAGES AND DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY. Check out our website to view all of our listings: or email: for a complete list of inventory. Call Roger Manegre, Re/Max of the Battlefords, 306-446-8800, North Battleford, SK. LAND FOR SALE: RM of Torch River. Close to lakes and hunting, on paved highway. NE25-52-20-W2, NW19-52-19-W2. Phone: 306-343-0288, Saskatoon, SK. MINERAL RIGHTS. We will purchase and or lease your mineral rights. 1-877-269-9990. w w w. d w e i n . c a R M O F H A R R I S ; S1/2-32-33-12-W3, 280 acres cultivated, Elstow silty clay. FMV assessment 88,200. Asking $139,900. Dwein Trask, Century 21 Fusion, 306-221-1035, Saskatoon, SK. FOR SALE: 162 acres of farmland near Canwood, SK. Phone 306-468-2665 after 6:00 PM. ELMSTHORPE, OVER 5000 acres, will suit either application, ranch or grain; 1 quarter pasture near Regina; 8.69 acreage 1/2 hr. west of Regina. Call Brian Tiefenbach, 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. JUST LISTED: RM of Spiritwood. What an opportunity for someone to purchase a 1532 sq. ft. home w/full basement. Lots of hickory cabinets. 28x28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heated attached garage w/9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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. MLSÂŽ 418802. Call Lloyd Ledinski for more info or viewing, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Batt l e fo r d , S K 3 0 6 - 4 4 6 - 8 8 0 0 o r 3 0 6 441-0512 FARM FOR SALE: Near Osler, SK. Located NW5-40-4-W3, farm is 130 cultivated acres with 30 acre yard, comes with 1000 sq. ft. bungalow house, 40x60 heated shop, 40x80 cold quonset storage, 24,000 bushels of bin space, corral space with 5 water bowls and small pasture. Farm has Saskatoon water. All offers to be submitted to: McDougall Gauley, Barristers and Solicitors, PO Box 638, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 3L7, Attention: Ray Wiebe. Deadline for submitting an offer shall be March 2, 2012. The purchaser shall be required to pay a deposit of 10% to McDougall Gauley within 7 days of the acceptance of any off e r. F o r v i e w i n g c o n t a c t B r a d a t 306-222-7199. The highest or any offer need not be accepted.

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H arry Sheppard Sutton G roup - R esults R ealty CASH RENT: 4 QUARTERS grainland in R egina, SK the RM of Wellington, SK, No. 97. Phone 306-245-3768 or 306-861-1705. FOR CASH RENT: 7 quarter sections grain RM OF HOODOO- Offers being accepted land, RM of Sutton #103. 306-693-7396, on a 3 quarter block adjacent to Hwy. #2. S W- 3 2 - 4 3 - 2 6 - W 2 ; S E - 3 2 - 4 3 - 2 6 - W 2 ; Moose Jaw, SK. NW-29-43-26-W2. Offers to be submitted to Land for Sale, 3 Mitchell St., Saskatoon, RETIREM ENT OR SEM I-RETIREM ENT? SK. S7H 3E9. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Inquiries call: DOW NSIZ ING YOUR OPERATION? 306-374-6915 or 306-373-3277. CAPITALIZ ING ON

TIM HAMMOND REALTY- FOR RENT near Truax/Avonlea, 32 quarters in RM #100. 14 quarters cult., (approx. 1700 acres), 18 quarters seeded grass/alfalfa (13 being fenced), 5 quarters seeded forage. Nice block, total assessment over $1M. Call Roy Hjelte 306-761-1499 before Feb. 8 deadline.

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TIM HAMMOND REALTY 877 acres with 700 cultivated acres NW of Springwater SK. Total 2011 assessment $230,072 (avg. $41,971/quarter), 1 x 2,700 bu. steel bin, Tenant has Right of First Refusal. Asking $640,000. Kevin Jarrett 306-441-4152 MLS #417570.

480 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL, MB. Mixed farm, 912 sq. ft. bungalow, mostly fenced, workshop, cattle shelter, private yard, $245,000. More land available nearby. Karen Goraluk, Salesperson 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, Northstar Insurance & Real Estate, FEEDLOT: 4000 HEAD capacity, includes 1040 sq. ft. house. 60,000 bu. grain storage, equipment, 6 deeded quarters. 2 miles North of Ste. Rose du Lac, MB. RANCH: 8064 acres lease land, 1600 Angus cows. Crane River, MB. Call Dale 204-638-5581, Doug 204-447-2382.

RANCH FOR 250 cow/calf pairs, 6 quarters deeded, 673 cultivated; 22 quarters crown lease, 274 cultivated. Crossfenced, 5 miles new fence, dugouts, shelters, barn, steel corrals, 9400 bu. steel grain storage, good water, home. 204-742-3269, Garland, MB. 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 acres yard and buildings. Phone for website 204-858-2555, Hartney, MB. 500 COW MANITOBA Ranch for lease. Please send replies to: Box 5559, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 GLADSTONE, MB. 1200 acre farm w/yard site, well maintained 2 story home. Approx. 800 acres cultivated, White Mud River tributary flows through property; Silver Ridge, MB. 5 quarters hay and cultivated land. Set up for cattle operation. Yard site could be featured in a magazine. For these and other properties Christianson Soils Ltd. Broker, 204-239-6086. Email: RM OF LAWRENCE: Native/tame hay and pasture. Sheltered yardsite includes a newer bungalow, shop and misc. buildings. Close to town and school. 204-732-2409, Rorketon, MB. TURNKEY RANCH OPERATION for sale in Meadow Portage, MB. This 2015 acre ranch includes 515 deeded acres bordering Lake Manitoba, with 1-1/2 miles deeded lakefront. 1500 acres Crown land lease. All land is fenced and cross fenced. New barn 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, insulated barn 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, corrals, house, garage, bunkhouse and woodgrain storage. Breeding herd of 170 Angus cattle and machinery will also be selling. Call Duncan 204-732-2454, email

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FARM LAN D W AN TED Q UICK CLO SIN G! N O CO M M ISSIO N ! La n d forren t in RM 70 ,10 0 ,40 ,185,275,276 ,246 HIRIN G FARM M AN AGER WANTED TO RENT: pasture with fence suitable for bison. Phone Ryan 306-646-7743, Fairlight, SK. LOOKING FOR PASTURE to rent or lease. Can be long or short term. Would like it to be within 100 miles of Vermilion, AB. Please contact: 780-853-2461. PASTURES AVAILABLE FOR grazing season 2012. Small or large group. References available. Ph. 306-937-3649, Cando, SK. PASTURE FOR RENT for 200 yearlings or 100 pairs, crossfenced, good water, checked daily. 306-256-7087 Cudworth SK PASTURE WANTED: 2012 grazing season, cow/calf or yearlings. Call 403-552-3753, Kirriemuir, AB. RM of Harris, 12 quarters adjoining, 8 dugouts with creek running through, excellent fences with 1/2 mile to be constructed and exceptional grass. Power is in place, good road access. $759,900. MLS Century 21 Fusion, Dwein Trask 306-221-1035. SUPERVISED PASTURE FOR RENT for 210 cow/calf pairs. Can keep year round. Would consider lease to own option. Open to offers. 204-859-3018, Rossburn, MB.

90 ACRES w/TWO titles. One 6 acre and one 85 acre, all new services, mobile home, outbuildings, 15 miles from Stettler, AB on pavement, $270,000. Will split. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN is lookCall 403-742-1030, 403-340-9280. ing for rental housing in Radville, Ceylon, CANORA, SK, 10 acres with 1230 sq. ft. Lake Alma, SK. region, April - Aug. 2012. bungalow, shop, sheds, outbuildings, nat. Conducting waterfowl research project and gas, underground power. 306-651-1041. need house(s) for up to 8 research staff. TREED SIX ACRES, next to Canwood, SK. References can be provided and a lease agreement is required. 306-373-1228 or Golf Course. $49,900. Ph. 250-833-0515.

SKIING AT PANORAMA, BC. Private 2008 POLARIS RANGER, 1880 kms, spare cabin sleeps 12. Only 3 minutes walk to t i r e s , e x c . c o n d . , $ 7 9 0 0 O B O . main lift. Reasonable rates. For bookings call Eva at: 780-853-0653. 306-478-2451, Kincaid, SK.

16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; EVINRUDE 40 HP motor boat and trailer. Includes fish finder and trolling motor, $2500. 306-948-2089, Biggar, SK. 2005 LUND PROSPORT 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; fishing boat, 60 HP Yamaha 4-stroke, low hrs. Full standup top, fish finder, trolling motor, all extras. Shorelander roller trailer, spare, etc., stored in heated garage. New $28,000, asking $14,000 OBO. 403-939-4073, Okotoks, AB,

S A S K ATO O N R V S U P E R S TO R E . C O M Phone 306-978-7253, Saskatoon, SK. 2005 JAYCO FIBREGLASS 301RLS 5th wheel, 2 slides, fully loaded, $21,500; 1985 11.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Vanguard truck camper with bathroom, $2500. Both in good condition. 306-626-3550, Pennant, SK. FOR SALE OR trade 2008 Host 11.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; triple slide truck camper c/w generator, Satellite TV, convection microwave, fully loaded, 70 gal. water tank. Will also sell 2008 F450 w/matching paint scheme. Call Jason 306-642-3315, Assiniboia, SK. 2005 Safari Cheetah, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 350 HP, 3 slides, 25,000m, $86,900; 2005 Tiffin Allegro Bus, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3 slides, 400 HP Cummins, 38,000m, $109,900; 2003 Newmar Dutch Star, 39â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 2 slides, 350 HP, 47,000m, $69,900. Financing avail. 306-974-4223, 411 C 48 St. E, Saskatoon, SK. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 to 5 PM, DL #236237. 2006 VANGUARD KODIAK motor home, 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9â&#x20AC;?, single axle, AC, 1 slide, Ford 6.8L V10 FI eng., auto trans, PW, door locks and mirrors, roof-top air, AC, central heat, power awning, living area, sink, stovetop, oven, microwave, TV antenna, fridge, freezer, toilet, shower, storage comp., Toshiba 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, LT225/75R16 tires, 26,599 miles, reduced $44,900. Will consider trade. Morris, MB. 204-746-6605, cell 204-325-2496. 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. SNOWBIRD SPECIAL!!! 2012 Ridgeline 34RLT. Triple slide, hot water on demand, open concept, winterized and much more! Stock #4467, $58,000, MSRP $89,864. A l l a n D a l e I n d u s t r i e s i n R e d D e e r. 1-866-346-3148 or 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


2VR\RRV%& ZDWHUPDUNEHDFKUHVRUWFRP 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.

WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, eight models, options and accessories. 1-877-866-0667. SAWMILLS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Band/Chainsaw - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock, ready to ship. Starting at $1195. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 168.

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, YAMAHA 550 DUAL purpose motorcycle, North Battleford, SK. SUPERVISED PASTURE for 2012 grazing approx. 10 yrs. old, red/white, $1000 work season, cow/calf or yearlings. Ituna, SK. order, $3000. 306-728-8373, Melville, SK. 10x14 PLATFORM SCALE, $12,500. area. Call 306-795-2726 or 306-795-7442. Used 10x14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, $9500. Ph. 204-871-1175 or toll free 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB. WANTED TO RENT OR purchase farmland in RMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of 281, 251, 252 or adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Box 5556, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 GRAINLAND WANTED ANYWHERE in Sask. Will look at large and small parcels. Have cash buyers. Lease back to seller an option. Please contact Harry Sheppard, Sutton Group - Results Realty, Regina, SK, email Ph 306-530-8035

1980 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO Elite model twin track complete w/cover and trailer, plus complete portable ice fishing shack. 306-586-6248, Regina, SK.

GRAIN CART SCALES. Order now for early season discount. Typical 750 bu. grain cart, $3150. Ph 204-871-1175 or toll free 1-800-862-8304, MacGregor, MB.

NEW AND USED SNOWMOBILE PARTS. We stock crankshafts, cylinders, clutches, stators, flywheels, pistons, gasket sets and much more. Cylinder reboring and crank shaft repair. Glenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Small Engine Centre, Lloydminster, SK., 306-825-3100. CLEAN- MINT- SHOWROOM condition, 1985 JAG 440, electric, 770 orig. miles, top and bottom engine redone at 700 miles, asking $2500 OBO; Mint 1995 EXT 580, carb, 690 orig. miles, $5000 OBO; 8x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tilt trailer, $1200 OBO. Star City, SK.. 306-863-2603, 306-921-7688. PARTING OUT Polaris snowmobiles, 1985 to 2005. Edfield Motors Ltd., phone: 306-272-3832, Foam Lake, SK.

I HAVE BUYERS: 1) For land in the RMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Redberry, Shellbrook, Bayne, Hoodoo, Duck Lake, Langham, Conquest, Sovereign, Harris, Milden, Viscount, Ivergordon, 3 lakes, St. Louis and Bruno areas; 2) Ranch land capable of handling 100-400 cow/calf pairs; 3) Natural pasture in SK; 4) Bush land. Phone Bill Nesteroff 306-497-2668 ReMax Saskatoon or email: WANTED: 80-640 ACRES, reasonably 3 SNOWMOBILES: 2009 Yahama Phazer priced. 306-352-5956, Regina, SK. MTX, orange/blk., 2000 kms, $6500; 2010 Yahama Nytro MTX 153 supercharged, $15,500; 2012 Yahama Nytro MTX 153, new, 0 miles, $12,500. All in excellent WESTLOCK, AB. 30 KMS NW, 11 acres, all condition. 306-260-8447, Saskatoon, SK. open, 1500 sq. ft house (1982) w/fully de- PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 veloped basement. Machine shed, shop, and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, hip roof barn, garden shed, bunk house. Wainwright, AB. Landscaped, sheltered yard w/mature spruce on pavement. Appraised Oct. 2011 SAVE $1,000 on a Summit Series enat $325,000. Price for immediate posses- closed snowmobile trailer- white walls and s i o n at $ 2 9 8 , 0 0 0 . Ap p r a i s a l r e p o r t ceiling, cabinet, fuel door, treated flooring. available to serious callers. Act now! Alber- Only $8,850! Black, S/N #62113. Other taâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population is set to double over the great deals available. Visit Flaman Trailers next 10 years w/rising real estate values. in Saskatoon or call 1-888-435-2626 Phone Neil at 780-361-8650. 150 ACRES, central MB, bordering Sask, SNOW GROOMER Marcel 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide Maswater and power, house old time. Asking sey 396 tractor w/tracks, 3082 hrs., $93,000. 604-989-4515, Gibsons, BC. $25,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. SELLING BY OWNER charming upgraded 2002 SKI-DOO 800, 151 track, reverse, character home on 40 acres. Set up for new motor 800 km ago, $3250 OBO. Great condition! 403-548-8610, Medicine Hat AB livestock. Info. 306-342-2023, Glaslyn, SK.

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Licen s ed & bon d ed 1- 800- 2 58- 7434 ro ger@ seed - m CERT. #1 CDC COPELAND and Newdale, 2 row malting, 99% germ. Call: M&M Seeds, 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. 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:

CERT. CDC BALER OAT, forage oat; Cert. Leggett milling oat seed. High germ and vigor. Wagon Wheel Seed Corp, Churchbridge, SK, 306-896-2236. TOP QUALITY CERT. alfalfa and grass Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse REG., CERT. MORGAN oats; Sundre barley; seed. CDC Impress, Impala, Maxim, Bethune 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. flax. 306-693-2626, Caronport, SK. CERT. ALFALFAS AND GRASSES, free CERT. LEGGETT OATS; Cert. and Reg. Orrin delivery. Dyck Forages & Grasses Ltd., Elie, oats. Ph Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK, MB, 1-888-204-1000. 306-287-3977. 1100 KGS. CANADA #1 ground cover mix, of 60% HPS premium alfalfa and CERT. #1 PINNACLE; Leggett. Ardell consisting 40% hybrid bromegrass. 306-848-0943, Seeds, 306-668-4415, Vanscoy, SK. 306-861-0602, Weyburn, SK. CERT TRIACTOR. Excellent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds Inc. Margo, SK. CERTIFIED #1 CARLTON brome. Fenton CDC BOYER, CERT., 96% germination, Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. early maturity. Doug Stoll 306-493-2534, Delisle, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Boyer, early maturing, 97% germ.; Jordan, 96% germ. Ennis Seeds, Glenavon, SK, 306-429-2793. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED AND/or certi- HYBRID AND OPEN-POLLINATED canola fied CDC Orrin and CDC Weaver. Berscheid varieties at great prices. Fenton Seeds, Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. Phone Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. 306-368-2602, CERTIFIED FOREMOST conventional, RugREGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Morgan oat by Round-up ready, Canterra canola varieseed. M o u n t F o r e s t S e e d F a r m s , ties. Greenshields Seeds, Semans, SK, 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339 (H). 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK. CERT. #1 CDC Orrin, Leggett. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438.

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TYNDAL SPRING TRITICALE, registered and certified. 403-633-9999, Tilley, AB. CERTIFIED METCALFE. Greenshields Seeds. Semans, SK., 306-524-2155(W), 306-524-4339(H). REGISTERED AND CERTIFIED AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland barley. Mount Forest CERT. #1 AC UNITY VB and AC LILLIAN, Call Wiens Seed Farm 306-377-2002, Seed Farms, 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK. Herschel, SK. NEW CDC MEREDITH, AC Metcalfe, and CERT. AC SADASH soft wheat, top variety Robust. Fdn., Reg., and Cert. available. fo r e t h a n o l p r o d u c t i o n . T i l l e y, A B . Terre Bonne Seed Farm 306-752-4810, 403-633-9999, 306-921-8594, Melfort, SK. CERTIFIED AC METCALF and CDC Mere- CERT. UNITY VB, Midget tolerant. Exceld i t h . F r a s e r F a r m s , P a m b r u n , S K . lent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Northland Seeds Inc. Call 306-741-0475, email: Oscar or Lee, 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. REG. AND CERTIFIED CDC MEREDITH new malt barley, very high germination, 0 CERTIFIED AC Unity VB seed. Book Early disease. Contracts needed. Call for details. to guarantee your supply. Contact Patrick Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd. 306-441-7851, 306-638-3177, Chamberlain, SK. 306-445-5516, North Battleford, SK. REGISTERED, CERTIFIED AC Elsa, 98% CDC AUSTENSON 2-row feed barley, reg. germination. Ennis Seeds, Glenavon, SK, and cert. 403-633-9999, Tilley, AB. 306-429-2793. CERT. #1 AC GOODEVE VB and CDC UtCERTIFIED #1 COPELAND barley, 99% most VB, midge tolerant wheat, 99% germ. germ. 306-497-2800, 306-290,7816. M&M Seeds, 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. Blaine Lake, SK. AC CARBERRY, Reg. and Cert. #1, 98% germ, excellent yield and disease pkg., short strong straw, limited quantity. Book early! Nakonechny Seeds 306-932-4409, CORN SEED, $25/ACRE, open pollinated Ruthilda, SK. varieties, lower N required, early 22502350 CHUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 7- 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, high yield and nutri- REGISTERED AND CERTIFIED AC Stettler tion, for silage, grazing and grain. Delivery and Alvena wheat. Mount Forest Seed Farms 306-921-7234, Melfort, SK. available. 204-723-2831, Austin, MB.

REG/CERT. CDC SORREL. Excellent quality. Early booking and volume discounts available. Northland Seeds Inc. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Margo, SK. REG, CERT. CDC SORREL, Vimy. Palmier Seed Farms,, 306-472-3722, Lafleche, SK. CDC SORREL, BETHUNE. Fdn., Reg., and Cert. available. Terre Bonne Seed Farm 306-752-4810, 306-921-8594, Melfort, SK. REG., CERT. FP 2214 PRAIRIE SAPPHIRE flax, high germ. Discount if picked up before Feb. 15. Call Jason 306-628-8127 Prelate, SK. CERTIFIED PRAIRIE Grand Flax, Greenshields Seeds, 306-524-2155 (W), 306-524-4339 (W), Semans, 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 accepted. Visit: for details. Phone 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK. CERT. AND REG. Sorrel flax. Ph Frederick Seeds at Watson, SK., 306-287-3977. CDC SORREL FLAX, reg. and cert. Phone 403-633-9999, Tilley, AB. CERT. #1 CDC Sorrel. Call Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERTIFIED CDC BETHUNE. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, SK. Phone 306-741-0475, email: FOUNDATION, REGISTERED AND/or certified CDC Sorrel, CDC Bethune. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602,

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REG/CERT. CDC SAGE, Cert. CDC Golden. Excellent quality. Early booking CERT. #1 CDC Impala Clearfield lentils and volume discounts available. Call Oscar Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds CERTIFIED CDC GREENLAND, CDC Maxim Inc. Margo, SK. and CDC Redcoat. Fraser Farms, Pambrun, CERT. #1 CDC MEADOW and Treasure SK. 306-741-0475, email: yellow peas, 99% germ. Call M&M Seeds, SEED SPECIAL: Cert. CDC Imvincible and 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. Imax lentils. 306-694-2981, Moose Jaw, WESTERN GRAIN certified seed available: SK. CDC Meadow, CDC Striker, CDC PatREG. CDC IMVINCIBLE CL small green rick, CDC Pluto, CDC Tetris. Common lentil. Call Blaine Sudom 306-868-7613, maple peas. Other varieties on request. Ph. 306-445-4022, 306-441-6699, or email 306-868-4620, Avonlea, SK. North Battleford, CERT. GREENLAND LENTIL, 98% germ., SK, 0% disease. Hansen Seeds Yellow Grass, SK. 306-465-2525 or 306-861-5679.

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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. JD HARD CORE alfalfa or alfalfa/ brome timothy mix. Call 306-542-8382, Pelly, SK. 5X4 ROUND HARD CORE Alfalfa and Alfalfa/grass bales, 2011 is $20 and 2010 is $10; Also 2010 small squares, $1.25/ea. Phone 306-726-4569, Southey, SK. 1100 LB. ALFALFA and slough grass bales, all in stacks, reach to go, $25. Assiniboia, SK., ph 306-642-7959, 306-642-3696. 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. 1000 ALFALFA/BROME mix, approx. 1600 lbs., netwrap bales, no rain. Call Sullivan Farms, 306-463-3678, Flaxcombe, SK. ALFALFA HARD CORE round bales, net wrap, approx. 1500 lbs., loading and trucking available. Standing alfalfa, by the lb. or share. Ph or fax 306-228-3727, Unity SK PURE ALFALFA, alfalfa/grass, brome/wild grass round bales, 2011/2012. Feed analysis done, hard core, 1200-1300 lbs each and put up dry. Clavet, SK. Phone 306-931-4597 (leave message). ALFALFA BROME LARGE round bales, 400 5x6 bales, 75% alfalfa 14% protein, $35/ea, take all $3250; 300 2010 bales 14.3% protein, take all $20/ea. Call 306-856-2013, Conquest, SK. SMALL SQUARE HAY bales, horse quality, alfalfa mix, $2 each, 200 or more, $1 each. 306-934-0092 Saskatoon, SK.



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2011 HAY, 1400-1500 lbs, net wrapped, no rain, 70% alfalfa, 30% brome, $30/bale, l a r g e r o r d e r s n e g o t i a b l e . D e l i ve r y available. Stony Beach, SK. 306-533-0062, 306-345-2171. 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. STANDING FORAGE 100 acres of cattleman’s mix hay and 600 acres alfalfa. Ph/fax: 306-228-3727, Unity, SK. FLAX STRAW open (large round) bales. Two locations near Saskatoon, SK. Call 306-382-1299, 306-382-9024. 2011 ALFALFA/ BROME, 1000, 1160 lb. bales, feed tested, 91 RFV, 56 TDN, 16 CP, $35/bale. 306-355-2250, Mortlach, SK. GRASS/ALFALFA MIXED BALES. Contact Steve Dryden at 204-838-2352, Virden, MB. or email: 350 LARGE ROUND hay bales, net wrapped for sale. 306-961-4682, Prince Albert, SK. BIG ROUND MIXED hay bales, no rain, $30 ea. loaded. Also, small square hay and straw bales, no rain. 15 kms SE of Saskatoon, SK. 306-955-1497, 306-229-9097.

WHY NOT KEEP MARKETING SIMPLE? You are selling feed grains. We are buying feed grains. Fast payment, with prompt pickup, true price discovery. Call Gerald Snip, Jim Beusekom, Allen Pirness WEST CENTRAL SASK. feedlot purchasing or Dave Lea at Market Place Commodities b a r l e y . P r o m p t p a y m e n t . C o n t a c t Ltd., Lethbridge, AB. Ph.: 1-866-512-1711. 306-962-3992, Eston, SK. Email CONVENTIONAL AND ROUND UP ready grazing corn. CanaMaize Seed, E-mail: WANTED: FEED BARLEY, 48 lbs. plus. Phone Larry Hagerty, Stony Beach, SK. 1-877-262-4046. 306-345-2523. ROUND ALFALFA BALES, approx. 1200 lbs., little to no rain, $30. Call TOP PRICES 306-494-7131, Kerrobert, SK. 28’ VAN, used for storage, recently safetiPAID FOR fied, good rubber, $2800. 306-252-2227, EXCELLENT QUALITY ALFALFA and/or alKenaston, SK. FEED BARLEY, falfa brome mix hay for sale. 1000 round 500 GOOD QUALITY ALFALFA/ grass bales at 1000 lbs. each, $25 each. RoseWHEAT, round bales, 1600 lbs. 403-664-2430, town/Biggar, SK. area, 306-882-3165. 403-528-9482, Oyen, AB. OATS, RYE, 355- 1200/1300 lb. hard core alfalfa/ 400 ALFALFA/BROME 5X6 JD bales, Timothy/brome bales; 200- no rain, $35, net wrapped, $36/ea. loaded. Delivery TRITICALE 155- slight rain, $25; 200 (2010)- 900 lbs., 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 125 w/no rain, $20; 75 w/rain, $15. 306-946-7923, Young, SK. Priced at your b in. Phone 306-921-6995 or 306-275-4911. 3X4 STRAW BALES for sale. 403-501-9307, St. Brieux, SK. Tilley, AB. 3000 ROUND NET wrapped alfalfa, alfal- GOOD QUALITY HAY, AB and BC, big fa/brome bales, $35/ton, 1350 lbs., load- r o u n d s . C a l l f o r d e l i v e r y p r i c e s . Saskatoon ed, good to excellent shape, 2010 crop. 403-758-3041, Magrath, AB. Also 3000 round net wrapped alfalfa, alfal306-374-1968 fa/brome bales, $45/ton, 1400 lbs., load- 2500 MEDIUM SQUARE Timothy hay bales, horse quality, stored in hay shed; Also 400 WE BUY HEATED CANOLA, Off-grade e d , e x c e l l e n t s h a p e , 2 0 1 1 c r o p . big round alfalfa/Timothy mix bales. Grain and Screenings. Also buying 306-834-2960, Kerrobert, SK. Phone 204-372-6937, Fisher Branch, MB. barley, wheat, etc. Payment is quick! Call Joy Lowe or Scott Ralph at Wilde Bros. Ag 2011 ALFALFA MIX round bales, 1150 lbs., ALFALFA- TIMOTHY 500 bales, 1500 lbs., Trading, Raymond, AB. 1-877-752-0115, $25 each; also 2010 bales, $12 each. Wey- net wrapped, quantity discount. Ethelbert, burn, SK. 306-842-3532, 306-861-1827. email: MB. Call 204-742-3672 or 403-288-7168. LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buyers and sellers of all types of feed grain and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, Nipawin, SK.


ALFALFA AND BROME 400 soft core twine wrapped bales, approx. 1400 lbs., feed tested, $15 each OBO. 306-456-2497, Weyburn, SK. 2010/2011 ALFALFA and alfalfa mix bales. Approx 1000 avail. $27/2011, $22/2010. 306-933-0655 306-270-3703 Saskatoon Sk EXCELLENT HORSE FEED hard core round bales, no rain, alfalfa/Timothy brome mix. 403-616-4667, Cochrane, AB.

GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! Bud Haynes Spring Gun Auction. Saturday, Feb. 18th at 9 AM. Bay 4, 7429- 49th Ave., Red Deer, AB. Dispersal for DAK Gun Store: new guns, merchandise; Upper Fort Holdings: Antique swords, guns; Private consignors. Phone: 403-347-5855. GOT COYOTES? I’m interested in purchasing all wild furs throughout SK. Contact for 320 BROME ALFALFA BALES, 1200 lbs., p r i c e s a n d p i c k u p d e t a i l s . P h o n e no rain, good quality, can load, $25/bale. 306-889-2070, text 306-865-0027 or email Must have fur liVanscoy, SK. 306-668-4215 306-222-8489 NEW 20.8-38 12 PLY $866; 18.4-38 12 cence or treaty number. DL# 88600973. ply $783; 24.5-32 14 ply $ 1749; 14.9-24 RM 369: 2011 2nd cut alfalfa, 210 bales, 12 ply $356; 16.9-28 12 ply $498. Factory 1850 lb, net wrapped, protein 19.5%, RFV direct. More sizes available new and used. 135. 306-716-3409, Humboldt, SK. 1-800-667-4515. 5.5’x5’ HARD CORE wheat straw bales, $13 OUTFITTING CAMP FOR SALE, Zone 62: 16 bear, 23 White-tailed deer, 8 moose each. 204-847-2262, Foxwarren, MB. AIR SEEDER PACKING TIRES, brand new tags, 1 out-camp, incl. log cabins, pontoon tubeless Carlisle 4.80 8nhs. $20 discount HAY AND STRAW for sale. Dairy quality, boat, stands, diesel generator, etc. Locat- for large purchases. Ph. 306-717-6524, feeder hay, and grass hay, 3x4 square ed in northern Sask. Serious inquiries only. Saskatoon, SK. 306-547-5524, Preeceville, SK. bales. 403-633-8835, Brooks, AB. ALFALFA/BROME HAY, 4x8 square, avg. AB OUTFITTING TAGS for sale, 4 elk tags, 1600 lbs., no rain, tarped. Contact Jim, 12 MD tags, 4 WT tags. Near Sundre, AB. Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, days 306-332-6221, For more info. call 403-838-2383, Shawn. night 306-332-3955. 1981 GURUTZPE 32”x120” metal lathe, FLY-IN FISHING AND BEAR HUNTING 10” spindle bore, 2-four jaw chucks, taper LARGE ROUND AND SMALL SQUARE, lodge, 72 miles NE of Buffalo Narrows, SK, attachment, steady rest, multifix tool post alfalfa and mixed, close to Regina, SK. turnkey operation. If you have always and cross slide has been converted to ball Call 306-539-6123. wanted your own outfitting business this is screw, 220V/480V 3 PH motor. Asking one for you. Owner financing available. $39,500; Brand new 2011 MODERN metal ALFALFA/ GRASS round bales, twine, the lathe, 18”x60” with 3-1/8” spindle bore, 1400 lbs., no rain. 780-875-7051, Lloyd- 306-867-7725. c/w 3 jaw, 4 jaw, steady rest, follower minster, AB. rest, taper attach, quick change tool post HIGH QUALITY, ALFALFA/GRASS mix, and face plate, 220V 3 PH motor. Asking round bales, net wrapped, 1500 lbs., feed $9800, new price $17,000; Universal horit e s t e d , $ 4 0 / t o n . P h o n e c e l l . 9000 GAL. TANK, 2 compartments, 2 man zontal #5 CINCINNATI mill w/vertical holes, not certified. Would be good for wa- head, runs excellent, just ran out of space. 306-642-7584, Assiniboia, SK. ter or liquid fertilizer, sits on cradles, Very heavy machine, 50 HP, 220V/480V, 3 DRY ALFALFA MIX large sq. bales, approx. $1000 OBO. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. P H m o t o r, A s k i n g $ 4 5 0 0 . C a l l C o r y 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 . POLY TANKS: 15 to 10,000 gallons; Blad- 306-483-2376, 306-483-7053, Oxbow, SK der tanks from 220 to 88,000 gal; Water 306-596-9920, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. and liquid fertilizer; Fuel tanks, single and 350 ALFALFA/BROME round bales, approx. double wall; Truck and storage, gas or dsl. 1200 lbs., 2010 crop year, $10/bale. Call Wilke Sales, 306-586-5711, Regina, SK. Bill after 6 PM, 306-656-4547, Harris, SK. LOBSTICK TRAVEL & TOURS. Victoria, April 15; Alaska, June 11; Cossack with TOP QUALITY small square second cut Ukraine/ Poland, ext, June 26; Hostfest, hay, excellent horse hay. 306-773-6996, Sept.; Maritimes, Sept.; Branson, Nov.; Swift Current, SK. SHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement Churchill/ Australia. Phone 306-763-7415, LARGE STRAW BALES and hay bales, mesh tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, 306-752-3830, w r a p p e d . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 2 8 3 - 4 7 4 7 o r 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, PURE ALFALFA HAYLAND WANTED in service, installations, repairs. Canadian Uk ra in e/Ro m a n ia Sask. for 2012 season and longer. Up to company. We carry aeration socks. We ~ June 2012 20% grass mixes and under 5 yr. stands. now carry electric chute openers for grain Different contract options available. Great trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. En gla n d /S co tla n d /W a les rotation options and extra cash flow. Ref~ June 2012 erences available. Call Kevin Eu ro pea n Cru is es 2012 519-272-5383 or Joe at 519-276-0603. ~ Call for details 4x4 SQUARE hay bales, exc. quality, 90% Au s tra lia /N ew Zea la n d alfalfa and 50/50 mixes. 30 miles from US ~ Jan/Feb 2013 border. 306-642-5812, Scout Lake, SK. S o u th Am erica 250 EXCELLENT ALFALFA brome, no rain, ~ Feb 2013 $35/round bale, 1300+. 306-656-4541, Harris, SK. Tours m a y b e Ta x Ded uc tib le. 380 BROME/CRESTED WHEAT grass 1300 Se le ct Holida ys lbs. round bales for sale, $20/bale. 1- 800- 661- 432 6 306-727-4408, Sintaluta, SK. w w w .selectho lid a m 700 ALFALFA/BROME 2011 round bales, approx. 1600 lbs., $25/bale. Located near Bienfait, SK. Call 306-421-0679. SMALL SQUARE BALES, alfalfa/grass, good quality, sheltered, $3 to $4.50 per bale. WATERBOY SOLAR PRODUCTS has water Phone 306-945-2378, Waldheim, SK. COMBINE DUAL KITS for JD STS 38” or delivery systems for your Farm, Ranch or HAY FOR SALE. 2500 alfalfa or grass mix 42”, new tires $14,900. New duals for any irrigation project. Waterboy Solar also round netwrap bales, no rain. Straw also. combine, new tires, $4300. We want your sells grid-tie solar systems that are 100% Alan Coutts 306-463-8423, Marengo, SK. tires and rims on trade! 1-800-667-4515. pre-built and CSA approved. Just connect to your service panel and you’re done!! HAY AND GRASS bales, flax, wheat and These systems come in 5 kW, 10 kW and barley straw, 4x4 and 3x4 bales, delivery custom sizes. All systems qualify for the available. 403-223-8164 or 403-382-0068, TIRE & “growing forward” and other incentives. Taber, AB. W HEEL Call 780-569-5119 or 600+ NEW ALFALFA/MEADOW Brome 101A En glis h Cres . S a s k a to o n , S a s k . round bales, quality hay. Your choice of 1500 or 1800 lbs., $40/bale. Easy access AGRICUL TURE off Hwy #14. 306-329-4664, Asquith, SK. T ires , W heels , Cu s to m ADVANCED PURE WATER SYSTEMS, Bu ild Du a l & T rip le E xten s io n s 700 CERTIFIED ORGANIC alfalfa / Timothe newest scientific technology in water thy /brome bales, approx. 1300 lbs., baled CON S TRUCTION a n d M IN IN G purification. No salts, no chemicals, no with NH 664, $50 per bale. 780-356-2352, F o r Hea vy Du ty E q u ip m en t, T ru cks , E tc. chlorine. Ecosmarte friendly, 99% pure 780-831-5116, Valhalla Centre, AB. water. Call 306-867-9461, Outlook, SK. V UL CAN IZIN G a n d M OBIL E S ERV ICE TRUCK S SMALL SQUARE mixed hay bales. Can Email Website: S a les o r S ervice ~ Ca ll 9 33-1115 deliver in SK. and AB. w/self-unloading semi; Also 114 second cut round bales. SAVE UP TO $4800. 10- 520/85R46’s, PRAIRIES WATER TREATMENT LTD., High Barg Farms, 403-793-7461, Brooks, AB. Firestone Radial DT 23, new, $2200 each. River, AB. ( Servicing SECOND CUT ALFALFA hay, feed tested, C a l l D a r r e n 2 0 4 - 7 2 7 - 7 9 3 8 o r G r e g BC. AB. SK. and MB. Oxydate and ionize dairy quality. Mike, 306-631-8779 or 204-573-7866, Brandon, MB. single tap to whole house to commercial 306-691-5011, Moose Jaw, SK. MANY LARGE SCRAPER TIRES for sale, units. No salt, no chlorine, no chemicals. Custom built and guaranteed. Now with DURUM STRAW, 3x4 squares, $15. Deliv- $200 each. 204-532-2231, Binscarth, MB. ery available. 306-631-8854, Moose Jaw, 2- GOODYEAR RICE TIRES, 28Lx26, tread water softening and scale control capabilities. Ph or email for info and free quote. SK. or email: excellent, $1600 each; 8- Titan 18.4x34’s. 403-620-4038. 4X5 HARD CORE irrigated alfalfa brome 306-642-3225, Assiniboia, SK. bales, first cut $25, 2nd cut no rain $35. COMBINE TIRES, Two 24.5x32 diamond 306-867-8411, Outlook, SK. tread; One 23.1x30 8 ply. All mounted on 2011 TOP QUALITY- 1000 round bales, MF 860 rims. 204-546-2299 Grandview MB mixed and alfalfa for sale. For info. call 306-421-3859, Estevan, SK.



WANTED: UP TO 600 tons of potash fines. Phone 204-655-3458, Dauphin, MB. FERTILIZER- Phosphate, Gypsum and Compost. Phosphate and gypsum are OMRI approved for organic. The compost is approved for organic use by WSAD. This soft rock phosphate is used by organic and regular farmers with positive results. Contact Bartzen Ag Supply Ltd. 306-242-4553 or email:

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PORTABLE REVERSE OSMOSIS machine, heavy duty trailer, heated, insulated, ready to work. 3-phase power. 403-947-3767, WANTED: 20.8X34 TRACTOR tires. Phone Beiseker, AB. 204-773-2868, Russell, MB.

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FOUR 24.5x32R1 FIRESTONE tires, 10 p l y, 3 0 % t r e a d , n o c r a c k s . C a l l RYE WANTED. Top $$ paid for good 306-666-4403, Fox Valley, SK. quality rye high and low falling number. References available. 204-764-2450, WANTED: TWO 23.1x26 rice tires, in good condition. Selling: Two 23.1x26 Diamond Hamiota, MB. tread tires, in good condition. Phone 306-675-2140, Kelliher, SK.

STAUBER DRILLING INC. Water well construction and servicing, exploration and geotechnical drilling. Professional service since 1959. Call the experts at 1-800-919-9211

2 GOODYEAR RADIAL TIRES for sale. FOR SALE: WATER WELL drilling rig, May900/65R32 Special Sure Grip T08- 95% hew 1000. 780-675-4405, Athabasca, AB. RAM POWER SNARES, Conibear traps, tread left. Will sell for 1/2 of new price!!! HAYTER DRILLING LTD. Over 50 yrs in fur handling equipment. For free catalogue Call 306-861-0177, Weyburn, SK. groundwater industry specializing in 5” email or call 30” wells. Premium quality materials used MICHELIN XTLA 20.5 R25 new loader 306-862-4036, Nipawin, SK. tires, excellent tires for all season. Excel- in new construction. Old well servicing and BUYING GUNS of all kinds and gun parts. lent winter tires. $10,500 for all 4. Can de- rehab. New equipment and experienced 780-872-2832, Paradise Hill, SK. crews. 1-888-239-1658, Watrous, SK. liver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River. MB.


U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, 25 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and air brakes. One on one driving instructions. 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. 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 EMPLOYEE REQUIRED on pedigreed seed/grain farm near Govan, SK. Job would include: Working in seed cleaning plant; Trucking; Operating and maintaining all farm equipment. Good work ethic, mechanical skills and 1A license an asset. Wages dependant on experience. Relocation assistance available. Apply with resume to: Kevin Yauck, Box 323, Govan, SK, S0G 1Z0. Phone 306-484-4555 or email: FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY for experienced farmhand near Elk Point, AB. Duties include handling and calving of 250 cow/calf herd, fencing, field work, operating and maintaining farm machinery. Vehicle is provided for farm usage and lodging provided as part of wage package. A current resume, references and valid driver’s license are required. We are looking for a long-term relationship with future b 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 : 780-724-3202, or phone 780-645-8356. BROADACRE: LARGE GRAIN farm located Ituna, SK. is seeking experienced Truck Drivers and Machine Operators. Seasonal and permanent full-time positions available. Farm experience essential, driver’s license required and Class 1A an asset. Email/fax resume 306-382-3337, visit


FULL-TIME MECHANIC/RANCH HAND position available on a very large ranch in southern AB. This individual will have primary responsibility for maintenance of ranch equipment and facilities. Additional responsibilities will include cattle work from both horseback and foot. Must be a team player. Excellent benefits and housing provided. Wage dependant on experience. Phone: Deseret Ranches 403-634-6451 for details or email resume:

FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE and/or desire to learn. Looking for individual to operate, repair and maintain agriculture equip. and trucks. Main focus of operation is Bison production. Repair fences, barns and other buildings. Mechanical skills and farm experience beneficial. Accommodations can be arranged for the right individual or family. A1 preferred, must have clean abstract. P h o n e D o u g at 3 0 6 - 2 3 1 - 9 1 1 0 , f a x : 306-383-2555, Quill Lake, SK. or email FARM LABOURERS WANTED: Includes room and board, other jobs may include carpentry and construction, will train. 780902-2108, 780-920-7360, Edmonton, AB. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FULL-TIME permanent position on mixed farm near SEASONAL FULL-TIME LABOURER, reProvost, AB. Experience and Class 3 an as- quired on a large pedigreed seed/comset but will train non-smoking, energetic, mercial grain farm, near Margo, SK (N.E. enthusiastic and positive applicants. Du- Sask.). Looking for a positive individual ties incl. operating and maintaining farm who is team oriented and driven to work equipment, working w/cows and complet- towards a common goal. Job duties will ing daily feedlot and farm chores. Inquire include different machinery operations about on-farm housing. Email resume and that will vary based on experience and references to or ability to learn. We operate with modern fax 780-753-2701. Ph Brad 780-753-0665. practices and equipment. Housing assistance is available. Class 1A an asset. WagROWLAND SEEDS, one of the largest farm es will be based on experience with potenfamily businesses in southern Alberta, is tial bonus incentives. Please send resume looking for full-time employees for farm- to: or fax to: ing operations as Farm Manager. Competi- 306-324-2088. Phone 306-324-4315. tive salary depending on experience. The GRAIN FARM REQUIRES mechanically incandidate must understand and operate clined, organized, full-time employee. the farm business operations, maintain Class 1 license an asset. Some cattle work farm machinery and equipment, and have may be required periodically. Housing good mechcnical skills. Ph: 403-223-8164 available. May lead to partial management or Email: position. 780-608-0653, Strome, AB.

FULL-TIME Employment for Irrigation Farm, lots of hours in busy season. Class 1 preferred, experience an asset. Make $5000/mth, depends on experience. Sundays off, in a great community. References DRIVE CLYDES in BC Fort Steele Heritage required. Want a reliable, energetic, keen town is looking for Teamsters for June to individual. 403-654-2734, Vauxhall, AB. Sept. 2012. Applicant must be able to work with the public and enjoy talking with WANTED: FARM WORKERS with Class 1 p e o p l e . P l e a s e fo r w a r d r e s u m e t o license to pull Super B grain and hay or fax to ers. Mostly local hauling. Also capable of 250-489-2624. r u n n i n g f a r m e q u i p m e n t . C a l l M i ke 306-469-7741, Big River, SK.

EXPERIENCED full time / seasonal / seeding and harvest help wanted for modern grain farm in Indian Head, SK. Successful applicant should be skilled at operating and maintaining farm equipment, have or be willing to get a class 1A license and able to work independently. An understanding of agrology for spraying crops would also be an asset. Farm offers good work environment and competitive wages, including a benefits plan. Please send resume to: or call Tim at 306-530-7593 for more information. 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. SEASONAL FARM LABOURER HELP. Applicants should have previous farm experience and mechanical ability. Duties include operation of machinery, including: Tractors, truck driving and other farm equipment, as well as general farm laborer duties. $12-$18/hr depending on experience. Contact Wade Feland at 701-263-1300, Antler, ND. MANAGER WANTED for large mixed ranch and grain operation. Successful candidate duties include for but not limited to: employee management, day to day operation of cow/calf and grain production. Contact or fax 306-653-5859, Saskatoon, SK area. AJL FARMS is seeking full-time help to operate and maintain modern farm and construction equipment. Year round work including general shop and yard maintenance. Must be mechanically inclined. Benefits, RRSP plan and competitive wage. Fax or email resume to 780-723-6245, Phone 780-723-6244, Niton Junction, AB.

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED ranch hand required for cow/calf ranch and backgrounding operations in East Central AB. (Consort). Farm knowledge and/or cattle handling ability an asset. Salary based on experience. Housing (on site) w/utilities included and vehicle provided, for business purposes. Benefits package available. If interested please submit resume to: or call: 403-577-3553 or 403-578-8508. CRAIGLEA HOLSTEINS LTD is looking to fill the position of Herdsman/Barn Manager at our 400 cow dairy in Bulyea, SK. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, growing, corporate dairy farm. Duties will include cow health, breeding, and general barn management. The successful candidate must have a positive attitude and the ability to work well with our staff. Email or fax resume to 250-833-9717.

YEAR ROUND EMPLOYEE needed on a feedlot, cow/calf and grain farm located east of Carberry, MB. Looking for responsible, highly motivated person. Experience is required for operating farm machinery and cattle handling. Class 1 license and shop experience is an asset. Call 204-724-6093, or 204-466-2939 evenings. SEEDING OPERATORS REQUIRED in Western Australia. Are you looking for an agricultural adventure in Australia? Like to earn some good money whilst broadening your experience? We are recruiting for our seeding period commencing April 25 2012. If you have a farming background and can operate broadacre cropping equipment, we have a range of well paid positions available. You must be aged between 18-30 and qualify for a Working Holiday Visa to Australia. For more info email COW/CALF OPERATION requires person for general farm and ranch work. Calving and pasture riding experience necessary. House w/utilities and appliances supplied. Consort, AB. Phone 403-577-0011 or email references to: SEEDING AUSTRALIA, Belair Farms is a broad acre cropping farm near Esperance, Western Australia seeking experienced seeding operators from mid-April until mid-June. Car and new accommodation provided. Check our Belair Farms on Facebook or Youtube. Please email for inquiries: RANCH HELP: Position available on 700 cow/calf ranch, near Duchess, AB. Calving, 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:

WANTED: FARM LABOURERS able to run farm equipment on cattle/grain farm. FULL-TIME FARM FEEDLOT position 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 available on farm located halfway between 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. Moose Jaw and Regina, SK. House supplied. Must have valid driver’s license, be EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT ROWCROP mechanically inclined and physically fit. OPERATOR required seasonal part-time Experience a necessity. References re- starting May 1st. Mechanical knowledge a quired. Phone Larry at 306-345-2523 or must. Phone 306-353-4415, Riverhurst, SK, or email: fax 306-345-2085.

EXPANDING LARGE GRAIN FARM near Regina, SK, has 3 (permanent and seasonal) employment opportunities open for energetic, responsible and motivated persons. Competitive wages with scheduled time off and performance bonuses. Furnished accommodations with utilities and s at e l l i t e T V s u p p l i e d . A 1 t r a i n i n g available. Contact 306-536-5118 or fax resume 306-776-2517. COW/CALF OPERATION is hiring for cow herd care and management. Calving thru to weaning. Long term position avail. for the right person. 403-363-4074, Brooks AB LARGE COW/CALF RANCH and backgrounding operation requires full-time cowboys/ pencheckers. Wages negotiable. Call Mike 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. LOOKING FOR HELP on a cattle and sheep farm in the Silver Valley/Peace Country area, AB. Full time. Housing available. Wages negotiable according to experience. Call Laurie 780-864-0329 for more details. OPPORTUNITY FOR AN experienced farm labourer. We are looking for someone who can operate farm equipment, who has a valid Class 1 drivers licence and is outgoing and not scared to work. Wages will be competitive and negotiated on experience. Phone 204-483-0025, Hartney, MB. WANTED RANCH EMPLOYEE, Merritt, BC. Permanent full-time, all around ranch work on 850 cow/calf, 900 irrigated acres of cropland and grassland, including machinery operation, crops, riding, range and cattle. Housing provided and benefits including dental plan, paid vacation. Wages negotiable according to experience. Send resume to: or fax: 250-378-4956.

FARM HAND WANTED, Macklin, SK. area. Duties include operating and maintaining large farm machinery and livestock equipment. General farm duties for mixed farm, grain and cattle farm background an asset. FULL-TIME HORSE TRAINER. Duties incl.: Contact Brian or Pat Kidd with resume by general farm labour, and riding and train- f a x 3 0 6 - 7 5 3 - 3 3 2 5 o r e m a i l t o ing horses. Must have experience from colts starting to finishing. Competitive LARGE FARM WITH metal manufacturing wages. Room and board provided. Email shop looking for full-time help. Duties resume to: range from driving farm equipment to PASKAL CATTLE HIRING: Pen check- welding and machining. Wages vary upon ers, Feed truck drivers. Valid drivers li- experience. Call Jason 306-642-3315, Ascense and cattle/farming experience an siniboia, SK. asset. Fax resume to: 403-738-4310 or call LOOKING FOR SEASONAL full-time help Kevin, 403-330-9147, Picture Butte, AB. for a grain farm in SE Sask. Must be willing KLATT HARVESTING is now looking for to work long hrs during seeding and harcombine and truck drivers for the 2012 US vest. Must be mechanically inclined with and Cdn. harvest. All applicants must have farm experience and Class 1A drivers lifarm experience, pass dot drug testing and cense w/clean abstract. Wages negiotable. have no criminal record. Class 1 drivers or Kurt Freitag 306-487-3228, Lampman, SK. ability to obtain Class 1 will be given preference but combine and cart operators SEMI-RETIRED PERSON WANTED to help don’t necessarily need Class 1. Travel the on mixed farm. Nonsmoker. Housing supUS, an experience you can obtain no other plied. Drumheller, AB. Ph 403-823-9977. way! Email resume to PINHORN GRAZING located in SE AB, is or fax 403-867-2751, Foremost, AB. Visit hiring 2 experienced cowboys for the 2012 our website at: season, April 15 to October 31. Must proEQUIPMENT OPERATORS REQUIRED vide your own horses. Bunkhouse providfor spring seeding operations. We run new ed. Chad 403-868-2105, Manyberries, AB. and late model equipment and offer top pay. Will provide room and board. Majority FARMHAND WANTED for 8000 acres grain of work is 1 hour east of Saskatoon, SK. farm. Must have Class 1A license. Wage Contact Lee 306-867-3046, 306-962-3992. dependant upon experience. Possible year round work. Fax resume to 306-948-3413 Email: or call 306-948-3450, Biggar, SK. WANTED: RELIABLE PERSON on grain and gravel operation in South Saskatche- FARM MANAGER WANTED for 10,000 acre modern grain farm in Indian Head, wan. Phone 306-268-4371. SK. Successful applicant should be skilled 70 HEAD DAIRY FARM looking for herd- at: Creating and executing crop plans and sperson/farm labourer. Wage based on ex- budgets. Managing supplier relationships. perience. Housing available. Send resumes Hiring, training, and managing farm emto: or call ployees. Operating and maintaining farm Ray at 204-724-5503, Wawanesa, MB. equipment. Have strong understanding of agrology for spraying crop. Have or be WANTED SEASONAL FULL-TIME HELP willing to get a Class 1A license and able on grain farm near Fillmore, SK., April 15 to work and co-ordinate with corporate ofto Oct. 30. Duties include operating farm fice. Farm offers good work environment equipment as well as general farm work. and competitive wages, including a beneHousing available. Wage $15 to $20/hr fits plan. Send resume to Tim Graham at depending on experience. Fax resume to or call 306-530-7593. 306-722-3780 or call 306-861-2195. HERDSMAN WITH EXPERIENCE required FULL-TIME HELP WANTED on grain farm for cow/calf and feedlot NW of Edmonton, near Corning, SK. Housing close by, AB. Duties include calving, preventative suitable for family. Class 1A is an asset, animal health and treatments, record experience will reflect wage. Fax resume keeping and general farm duties. Wages to 306-224-4546 or call 306-224-4441. $16.50/hr. Apply to: Paul Meunier and YOUNG, AGGRESSIVE FARMER looking to Sons Farms Ltd, Barrhead, AB. Fax or work on grain farm operation in Sasemail katchewan. For more info please call Kevin IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME PERMANENT posi- at 519-272-5383. tion on grain farm near Sceptre, SK. Farming experience required. Class 1A an asset. FARM EQUIPMENT MECHANIC required Duties include: operating and maintaining with post secondary diploma or University machinery, hauling grain and general farm equivalent. Full-time permanent position duties. Wage based on experience. Call on large grain farm near Lampman, SK. Duties: Inspecting/ diagnosing equip. for Joel at 306-628-8338. proper maintenance, adjust, repair, reFULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE on place parts and components on equiplarge, mixed farm. Duties include feeding ment, operate all farm machinery. Class and handling of livestock, fencing, field 1A licence an asset. $3600 per month work, maintenance, and other farming ac- based on experience/ education. Please tivities. Vehicle for farm use and accom- apply w/resume and references by email modation provided. For more info please to: Phone: 306-487-7816. call 780-745-2540, Paradise Valley, AB.

STRATHMORE AREA FARM and ranch is seeking a self-motivated, mechanically inclined employee for machinery maintenance and operation. $18-$25/hr. Class 1 preferred. Email: Call Paul at: 403-325-0118 or fax resume to: 403-901-1550. EXPERIENCED, HARD WORKING farm and ranch couple for mixed cattle/grain operation in Southern AB. Permanent full-time employment offered to one party and parttime casual to the other. Duties include maintenance and operation of farm equipment and working cattle. Class 1 driver preferred. Ultimate goal of long term employment w/opportunity to aid in management decisions. Ideal candidates should be community oriented, willing to live in rural Alberta and must love the farm life. On site accommodation provided. Salaries based on experience. Serious inquiries only. Call 403-664-7151, Acadia Valley, AB. or email DAIRY HERDSPERSON / DAIRY WORKER for 100 cow tie-stall barn. Rental accommodation avail. Wages negotiable depending on experience. Contact 306-771-4318, Balgonie, SK. ROWLAND SEEDS, one of the largest farm family businesses in southern Alberta, is looking for full-time employees for farming operations as Farm Labourer. Competitive salary depending on experience. The candidate must understand and operate the farm business operations, maintain farm machinery and equipment, and have good mechanical skills. Ph: 403-223-8164 or email: FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE REQUIRED on a grain farm. Duties include operating and maintaining farm machinery, hauling grain and general farm duties. Previous farm experience required. Wage based on experience. Housing available. Stephen Leisle Morse, SK., call 306-629-3553. FARM EMPLOYMENT! We can help find you a good employee or find you a good Ag related job. Ag Employ Alberta, email or ph. 403-732-4295. LOOKING FOR person or persons to look after farm yard on occasion which includes horses, dogs; in exchange for mostly furnished newer dwelling on farm yard. More interested in long term arrangement. Must be non-smoker and not lack ambition. Drayton Valley, AB area. Fax resumes to: 780-542-6467 or email: FEEDLOT IN WEST central AB requires fulltime personnel. Must have cattle health and machinery operation exp. Must be a team player and able to work flexible hours incl. some weekends. Must have a valid drivers licence. Competitive wages, health benefits, RSP and housing avail. on site at low rates. Phone 780-725-2430 fax resume 780-723-6245 Niton Junction, AB. PERSON REQUIRED FOR calving starting March 1st. Experienced horse rider would be an asset. Wage depend upon experience. Phone 306-753-2667, Macklin, SK. GENERAL FARM WORKERS req’d. Equipment operating, maintenance, yard and bldg. maintenance, cleaning, etc. $16/hr. Farm exp. and valid Driver’s License req’d. Class 1 an asset. Fax resume to Dechant Farms Ltd., 780-836-7701, Manning, AB. ASTUTE HERDSPERSON for 350 cow Ponoka, AB. dairy. Excellent remuneration. Send resume to:

SINGER ENTERPRISES Bigga r, S a s k a tchew a n W e a re lo o kin g to fill the fo llo w in g c a re e rs fo r o u r d ive rs ifie d Fa rm Bu s in e s s . C o m pe titive w a ge s , b o n u s a n d b e n e fits o ffe re d to pe rm a n e n tre lia b le e m plo ye e s .

FARM BUSINESS ASS’T/M ANAGER $50,000 - $6 5,000 F/T PERM AN EN T C o m b in a tio n o fPra c tic a l Expe rie n c e & Ed u c a tio n - Du tie s : Te a m S u pe rvis o r, Agro n o m y, Pro d u c tio n & Fie ld Ope ra tio n s .

FARM Sp ra y & Eq uip Op e ra tor $18 TO $23/HOUR - F/T PERM AN EN T Pra c tic a l Agric u ltu re Expe rie n c e Du tie s : Equ ipm e n tte s tin g, m a in te n a n c e & o pe ra tio n s , 1A tra in in g.

FARM La b or & Op e ra tion s $12 TO $18 /HOUR F/T Perm a n en t/S ea s o n a l Un s kille d fa rm la b o r, n o e d u c a tio n re qu ire d - Du tie s : ge n e ra l fa rm la b o r, o pe ra tio n s a n d m a in te n a n c e . To Apply: V is it o u r AD a t S a s k Jo b s .ca , s ea rch fo r Bigga r, S a s k a tchew a n a s lo ca tio n Or Em a il Res u m e w ith Qu a lifica tio n s to s in geren t@ ho tm a

FOR M ORE INFO: CALL OJ 3 06 -9 48 -6 548 ROBLIN AUTO BODY is currently looking for a Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (metal and paint). Looking for someone who is mature, reliable and has a positive attitude. Competitive wages and benefits available. Please send resume by email to r o b l i n a u t o b o dy @ m t s . n e t o r b y f a x 204-937-8203 atten. Kaleigh, Roblin, MB

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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. CLEARWATER LAKE Regional Park invites applications for a store manager. For information on the store contract 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. 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.

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:


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 more information call 306-266-4920.

HORSEBACK GUIDES, PACKERS and GRAIN ELEVATOR MANAGER WANTED Backcountry cooks for seasonal employ- by FW COBS, Loreburn, SK. This position ment, Jasper, AB. Call 780-865-4021. is responsible for operating and maintainFINISHING GRADER AND SCRAPER ing the grain handling facility. This posiOPERATORS WANTED for the 2012 road tion will oversee and perform daily operaconstruction season. Must be able to trim tions such as assuring proper grain road to standards specified. Good wages storage, operating grain handling and profor the right people. Apply to the RM of cessing equipment (grain cleaning equip., Viscount, Box 100, Viscount, SK, S0K 4M0. hammer mill, weighing, loading, unloadPhone 306-944-2044, Fax 306-944-2016 ing) and blending grain for proper loading. or call Reeve Russ Deneiko for more infor- The applicant should be self-motivated, ready to perform manual labor, works well mation at 306-259-4927. on their own and is mechanically inclined. SHOP/ROAD FOREMAN AND HEAVY Will train the right applicant. Salary negoEQUIPMENT OPERATORS REQUIRED: tiable according to experience. email to The RM of Willow Creek No. 458 is accept- Ph 1-888-531-4888 ing resumes until February 29, 2012 for ext. 2 or fax resume to 1-866-738-9883. the positions of shop/road foreman, mow- PROFESSIONAL SLEIGH/CARRIAGE er operator and truck driver. The positions driver for year round position at Sun of mower operator and truck driver are Peake’s Resort, BC. Accommodations inseasonal and hourly wages will depend on cluded. Good salary for the right individuprevious experience. The foreman’s posi- al. 5 years driving experience required. Ph tion is full time and the successful appli- 403-877-3456, cant must be able to supervise up to 6 employees and complete paperwork as GET PAID UP to $720 or more per week required. Experience with road grad- for mailing our postcards! Exclusive dealers/snow plows or 1A driver’s license is an ership available. Mail to: National Homeasset. All applicants must possess a valid workers Assoc., 1450W, 7th Ave., Dept driver’s license and name 3 references. 8954, Eugene, Oregon, 97402. Call 306-863-4143 for more information. Resumes may be mailed to The RM of Willow Creek No. 458, Box 05, Brooksby, SK, S0E 0H0. or fax to 306-863-2366, or email W ellEsta blished M u ltilin e to: Agricu ltu ra lDea lership in Ea st

BEEKEEPERS AND BEEKEEPER helpers required for 2012 season. Apiary Technician, starting at $13.33/hr., 3+ yrs experience. Apiary Worker, starting at $11.04/hr., min. 1 yr. experience. Apiary Harvesters (7 positions), starting at $10.07/hr., no exper. required, will train. Seasonal full-time employment - April to October. Hilbert Honey Co. Ltd., ph. 306-682-3717, fax 306-682-3096, Humboldt, SK. 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 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 250-690-7431 or cell 250-567-8731, ask for Ron or write: Box 117, Fort Fraser, BC V0J 1N0. Email TRAIL GUIDES, Back Country cooks, Sleigh Drivers, Stable Manager, Desk Receptionist, and Farm and Ranch Hand positions available. Please send resume and references to or fax 403-673-2100, Banff, AB.


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.

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.

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NEEDED! CARETAKER FOR 2012 Park season at Cabri Regional Park. Caretaker is responsible for maintenance of all park Plea se Fo rw a rd Resu m es to M a rc a t equipment, garbage disposal, sites, roads, grass and all other duties required by CaG ra tto n Co u lee Agri Pa rts Ltd ., bri Regional Park Board. Candidate must B o x 4 1,Irm a ,AB T0B 2H 0 o r be mechanically inclined and self-motivatS en d Fa x to 780-75 4 -2333. ed to work independently. Please email reINNKEEPER WANTED! MATURE, semi re- sumes to: tired couple needed for a small seasonal or call: 306-587-7755. resort near Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, May through Sept., 2012. On-site accommoda- BEEKEEPERS AND FARM OPERATORS tions provided with a possibility of winter WANTED for 2012 season. 2 positions housing included. Come experience the available. Experience necessary. Wages beautiful Columbia Valley! Call Cathy at $12.95/hr. Fax 306-937-2095. Battleford, SK. Email Stuart at: 250-345-2164. WATER TREATMENT PLANT Operator full-time required by the Town of Pilot Butte, SK. Class 2 or Class 1 Certification with 3 yrs experience. Resumes to include: Certification held, relevant work experience, salary expectation. References. Phone 306-781-4547. Send resumes to: Town of Pilot Butte, Box 253, Pilot Butte, SK, S0G 3Z0. Fax 306-781-4477. Email: Deadline: 4:00 PM, Wed., February 29, 2012.

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Divisional Controller, Agri-Business – Edmonton, AB Assistant Controller – Brooks, AB Asst. Divisional Controller, Agri-Business – Edmonton, AB Cost Accountant – Brooks, AB Accounting Clerks – Edmonton, Brooks and Rural Alberta Maintenance Manager – Brooks, AB Technical Support Analyst – Edmonton and Brooks, AB QA Supervisor – Brooks, AB First & Second Class Engineers – Brooks, AB Recruiting Manager – Brooks, AB Maintenance Electrical Superintendent – Brooks, AB Production Workers – Brooks, AB Maintenance Superintendent – Brooks, AB Maintenance Supervisor – Brooks and Calgary, AB Throughout Alberta, Saskatchew an and M anitoba an opportunity aw aits you:

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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.

Yellow head A ggregates is a m em ber of the Surew ay C onstruction G roup and requires a G eneral M anager/O perations M anager. This position reports directly to the Vice President and w illbe responsible for the day to day operations of the com pany. The ideal candidate w ill have experience w ith all aspects of aggregate production, m aintenance, safety and including: • • • • • •

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Vacuum & Water Truck Operators Needed

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 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.

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. 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.

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.



Lo o kin g fo ra n Excitin g Ca reerO ppo rtu n ity? SG S THE W O R LD’S LEADIN G IN S PECTIO N , TES TIN G , V ER IFICATIO N AN D CER TIFICATIO N CO M PAN Y IS LO O KIN G FO R Crop a n d Fie ld S e rvic e s S u p e rvis or (P ra irie s Ba s e d ) (S a s k a toon ) This p os ition w ill be a k ey p os ition w ithin the S G S A g ricu ltu ra l S ervices Divis ion by d eliverin g a com p rehen s ive p ortfolio ofa g ron om ic s ervices to ben efitfa rm cu s tom ers . This p os ition w ill be in teg ra l to crea tin g S G S ’s A g ron om y bu s in es s in the w es tern Provin ces ofCa n a d a . This p os ition w ill a ls o s u p ervis e a field s ervices tea m . Req u ired Q u a lifica tion s : • A g ricu ltu re rela ted d eg ree/ d ip lom a / certifica te • CCA (Certified Crop A d vis or) orthe a bility to com p lete the cou rs e a n d ha ve d es ig n a tion is req u ired • P.A g . (Profes s ion a l A g rolog is t) orthe a bility to a cq u ire the d es ig n a tion is req u ired . • S om e field a n d in d u s try exp erien ce (a tlea s ton e yea ror p reviou s rela ted s u m m erp os ition s ). • A cts w ith p rofes s ion a lis m a ta ll tim e w hen rep res en tin g the bu s in es s to clien ts , p eers a n d em p loyees . • Cu s tom erS ervice exp erien ce • S tron g techn ica l a n d org a n iza tion s k ills . • S tron g in terp ers on a l s k ills a n d the a bility to n etw ork w ithin the A g com m u n ity a n d in tern a l p ers on n el. • M u s tbe a ble to rea d , u n d ers ta n d a n d follow w ork in s tru ction s in a s a fe, a ccu ra te a n d tim ely m a n n er. • In term ed ia te k n ow led g e ofa n d fa m ilia rity w ith cu rren t techn ica l a g ron om y a p p lica tion a n d othercom p u ter com p eten cies . • S u p ervis ory exp erien ce is a n a s s et. • S a les rela ted exp erien ce is a n a s s et. • M echa n ica l/ Fa brica tion k n ow led g e is a n a s s et. • Proven a bility to m a n a g e a n d coord in a te m u ltip le p rojects in a fa s t-p a ced , hig hly p rofes s ion a l en viron m en t. • Ca n d id a tes m u s td em on s tra te excellen tverba l a n d w ritten com m u n ica tion s k ills in clu d in g g ra m m a ra n d com p os ition . • A bility to w ork w ell w ith others & in d ep en d en tly. • Proven tim e m a n a g em en ts k ills a n d a s tron g a tten tion to d eta il. • W ork s w ell u n d erp res s u re. • En s u res fu ll com p lia n ce w ith the com p a n y’s Hea lth & S a fety, Cod e ofIn teg rity, a n d Profes s ion a l Con d u ctp olicies . Plea s e referto ou rw ebs ite forcom p lete p os ition a n d a p p lica tion d eta ils :

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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. 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


TH E VIL L AGE OF S H E L L L AK E Is lo o kin g fo r a fu ll tim e m a in ten a n ce/w a ter/ s ew er o p era to r. T he s u cces s fu l a p p lica n t s ho u ld p o s s es s a va lid S a s ka tchew a n Drivers L icen s e, ho ld o r p u rs u e q u a lifica tio n s a s m a y b e req u ired fo r the o p era tio n o f m u n icip a l fa cilities a n d eq u ip m en t, b e w illin g to a tten d tra in in g w o rks ho p s , co u rs es a n d s em in a rs , o b ta in a n d ho ld cu rren t S m a ll S ys tem s W a ter Certifica te, W a s tew a ter T rea tm en t/Co llectio n Cla s s 1, Pes ticid e Ap p lica to r’s L icen s e a n d W HIM S a lo n g w ith a n y o ther certifica tio n s n eed ed . L a s t d a y tha t a p p lica tio n s w ill b e a ccep ted is 3:00 p .m . F eb . 21s t, 2012. T he p o s itio n b egin s im m ed ia tely. S en d res u m e a n d s a la ry exp ected to :


V illa ge o f S hell L a k e Bo x 28 0 S hell L a k e, S K S 0J 2G0 Em a il to : villa ge.s l@ s a s k tel.n et GUERTIN EQUIPMENT SASK LTD. requires Golf and Turf Service Technician to join our team in Sasktoon, SK. Looking for an energetic self-starter that takes pride in their work. Must have excellent communication skills and mechanical knowledge. Should be able to perform repairs and preventative maintenance in a timely and responsible manner. Will assist in completing inspections and repair quotes. Must comply with operational and safety policies and procedures. We encourage those with experience with Golf and Turf to apply, but will look at all applicants. Fax resume to: 204-255-0454 or: Attention: Andrew Harasym.

Highw a y M a intena nce P os itions Loca tion : Northern A B a n d BC W e a re s eek in g en thu s ia s tic, en erg etic, s k illed p ers on n el to com p lim en t a n d exp a n d ou r Hig hw a y M a in ten a n ce Tea m . If you en joy op era tin g in a tea m en viron m en t, w hile w ork in g on a va riety of cha llen g in g , ha n d s -on p rojects , you m a y be the p ers on (s ) w e a re look in g for. • • • •

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Ca n d id a tes w ith a p roven tra ck record , com bin ed w ith a p p lica ble ed u ca tion a n d field exp erien ce in hig hw a y m a in ten a n ce or con s tru ction w ou ld be p referred . Fu n ction a l com p u ters k ills a n d op era tin g k n ow led g e ofM icros oft O ffice s oftw a re a re a ls o a s s ets .

Is expanding and looking for som e new people to join the team for our Saskatoon location. W e offer an excellent salary and great benefits. Truck/Tra iler M echa nics a nd W elders D escription: - D ay to day inspection, m aintenance, and installation ofvarious equipm ent including satellites - W ork in a team environm ent to keep allQ -Line equipm ent running properly Q ualifications: - M echanically m inded - H ard w orker as w ellas neat and organized - Experience in related field a definite asset To apply please em ailor fax your resum e to:

Com p a n y-s u p p lied a ccom m od a tion s a n d Northern Livin g A llow a n ces a re fea tu res ofs elected “ n orthern / rem ote field ” p os tin g s . Plea s e in d ica te you r p referen ce for a n u rba n , ru ra l, or “ n orthern / rem ote field ” p os tin g w ithin ou rPea ce Riverreg ion op era tion s . La Pra irie offers top w a g es , ben efits , a n d s a fety p erform a n ce in cen tives for fu ll-tim e, p erm a n en tp os ition s .

Forw a rd you rres u m e to: M a n a gero f Hu m a n R eso u rces La Pra irie G ro u p o f Co m pa n ies Fa x: (403) 767- 9932 Em a il: ca reers@ la pra iriegro u m

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S G S is a n Em p loym en tEq u ity Em p loyer 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.


For ov er 38 yea rs, Su rew a y ha s esta b lished a rep u ta tion for d eliv ering ou tsta nd ing serv ice a nd p erform a nce to ou r clients. A s ou r com p a ny ex p a nd s w e a re look ing to fill the follow ing p ositions in ou r R oa d Bu ild ing H ea v y C onstru ction a nd W a ter a nd Sew er D iv isions.

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Post-secondary diplom a or equivalent com bination of education and experience.10 or m ore year’s previous m anagem ent experience as a supervisor in road building/heavy construction. Effective leadership skills w ith a strong focus on operations and business processes.

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Post-secondary diplom a or equivalent com bination of education and experience.10 or m ore year’s previous m anagem ent experience as a supervisor in underground pipe installation. Effective leadership skills w ith a strong focus on operations and business processes.


5 to 10 years of estim ating experience in Water/Sew er and Earthw orks projects.Fam iliarity w ith com puter estim ating softw are and applications.Field Experience w ould be beneficialbut not a requirem ent.


Minim um 5 years Personneland Hum an Resources experience w ith a focus on recruitm ent. Solid experience in recruiting for the heavy civilconstruction industry.


Minim um 10 years experience in the Trucking Industry.A bility to m anage operations of the trucking division i.e.Heavy Hauling,Hydrovacing and Sew er Flushing.O versee Dispatchers for each division. The Surew ay Construction G roup offers a com petitive com pensation package as our em ployees are ensured of high earning potentialand benefits. If you a re interested in b ecom ing p a rt of this ex citing tea m p lea se a p p ly w ith a resu m e.

O nly qualified applicants w illbe contacted for interview .

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Seed Hawk has openings for:

Floor Supervisors – Weld & Assembly These newly created positions are accountable for ensuring the teams are effective and efficient on a day to day basis. Working within the established process you work in conjunction with the team leads to achieve the established production schedule. This role revolves around people management. You will possess a background in manufacturing and people management.

Shop Supervisor - Assembly This newly created position is responsible for production flow, efficiency and effectiveness in the assembly shop. This position assists with the creation of the production schedule and is responsible for achieving the established outputs. This role revolves around process management. You will possess a background in manufacturing and people management.

Cell Leader - Weld This position is accountable for ensuring the cell/team that you are responsible for achieves quarterly targets established in the five main areas of: Attendance, Safety, Productivity, Quality and Attitude. Your background in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of our products is an asset.

R&D Weld Fixture Technician You are responsible for all weld fixture design, fabrication and maintenance. This includes both prototype and production released product. There will additionally be R&D project prototype fabrication and testing. You will possess confidence, imagination, initiative, creativity and have a desire to learn. You will have experience in a fabrication shop and experience with modular fixturing tooling (Bluco) is an asset.

Welders As a member you will weld different components for our machines. You will have formal or informal experience welding. We require a base of knowledge, but are willing to train those candidates that show promise. A Journeyman Welder is an asset and will be compensated to reflect your education and experience.

Assembly Technicians You are responsible as a team member to assemble different components for our machines. We require basic mechanical aptitude and we will train those candidates who show promise and have a good attitude. If you are interested in being part of a growing and innovative company and you feel you are the right candidate for the job, please submit your resume to: For more information please visit our website:


LARGE MIXED FARMING OPERATION requires Class 1 driver. Located in central and West central Sask. May also consider a lease operator as well. Contact Lee WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Class 3A and 306-867-3046 or 306-962-3992. Email: 1A drivers, to haul water on drilling rigs. Must have all safety tickets and clean abCLASS 1 OILFIELD DRIVERS NEEDED. stract. Experience preferred. Competitive Home every night - 9 on, 3 off shift, as- wages. Fax resumes between 7:00 AM and signed truck, no two week holdback on 6:00 PM, 306-826-5623, Marsden, SK. pay, $85,000+ per year. Bill McColman Oilfield Hauling, Brooks, AB. Phone: EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 Truck Driver 403-362-6707 or fax: 403-362-7822, needed for a busy gravel/ reclamation/ construction/ oilfield company. Competiemail: tive wages at a busy company located in RV HAULING: Saskatoon Hotshot Trans- Consort, AB, 403-575-7888. porter now hiring 3/4 and 1 tons, for RV hauling throughout Canada and the US. Year round work, lots of miles and home REIMER TRUCKING is looking for experitime, fuel subsidies, benefits, excellent enced Class 1 truck drivers. Please call: earnings. 306-653-8675, Saskatoon, SK. 4 0 3 - 5 4 6 - 4 1 9 0 - o r f a x r e s u m e t o : 403-546-2592, Linden, AB.

L a Pra irie W orks is a m em b er of the L a Pra irie Group of C om pa nies . W e ow n a nd opera te a fra c - s a nd /liquid s s tora ge a nd d is trib ution fa c ility in Da w s on C reek, BC . Opera tions a re und erw a y a nd w e a re s eeking outs trong c a nd id a tes for the follow ing full- tim e pos itions .

Pe a ce Rive r Re gion : OWNER/OPERATOR WANTED: Small company. Full time, year round. Western Canada/Northwest USA. Fax resume to: 306-769-8809, call 306-862-8625 for info. 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. 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:

Pro d u cts Term in a l S u pervis o r - Previo u s s u p ervis o ry exp erien ce req u ired . Ra il / s to ra ge/ d is trib u tio n b a ckgro u n d p referred .

Term in a l Pla n t Opera to r - Previo u s exp erien ce w ith b u lk m a teria l ha n d lin g, s ilo s to ra ge, ra il a n d tru ck d is trib u tio n p referred . W o rkin g a t heights m a y b e req u ired fro m tim e to tim e.

Cla s s 1 Drivers - S ilica s a n d / fra c-liq u id s ha u lin g in to the M o n tn ey a n d Ho rn River Ba s in (M u s tp o s s es s a va lid Cla s s 1 w Air a n d a clea n d rivers a b s tra ct).

Pla n t Fa cility L a b o u rers - Previo u s la b o u r exp erien ce in a p la n t / s to ra ge 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 ired fro m tim e to tim e.

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P&K FARM TRUCKING has openings for experienced 1A Super B grain haulers to haul in SK. MB, and AB. Competitve wages and benefits. For more info. call Keith 306-537-8457, Odessa, SK. SPEEDWAY MOVING SYSTEMS requires Owner Operators for our 1 ton and 3 ton fleets to transport RV’s throughout North America. We offer competitive rates and Co. fuel cards. Paid twice monthly- direct deposit. Must have clean abstract and ability to cross border. 1-866-736-6483.

WANTED IMMEDIATELY: Class 1A driver to haul fuel southern Sask. or haul oil southern Sask./ North Dakota. Driver must have 2 yrs. experience and clean abstract. Applicants for oil hauling must have valid or FAST card. Good pay, job speLEASED OPERATORS REQUIRED for RB passport training available, benefits. Call Mike Transport, with 1 ton pickup or 3 ton deck cific 306-354-7978, Mazenod, SK. truck, US/Canada. Dealers Choice Transport 780-939-2119, Morinville, AB.

PASKAL CATTLE COMPANY is now hiring Class 1 Drivers for livestock hauling. EXPERIENCED COWBOY SEEKING ranch, Competitive wages. Canada/ US loads. horse training or lease riding work, full Fuel/ safety bonus. Must have US clearGOSHAWK FARMS of Eaglesham, AB. ance. Call Jim at 403-732-5641 or fax re- time or part-time. Call 403-715-8973. is currently seeking Class 1 Drivers. Mini- sume to 403-732-4856, Picture Butte, AB. mum 3 yrs. Super B experience. Applicants Email: must be clean, personable and have good aptitude for work. Local and Edmonton WANTED CLASS 1A DRIVER to haul area fertilizer and grain hauling. Occasion- crude oil in the Kerrobert, SK area. Current al deck work and machinery hauling. Fax safety tickets and experience an asset but will train the right person. Must be able to resume and abstract to 780-359-2083. pass drug and alcohol test. Flexible schedSELECT CLASSIC CARRIERS immediate- ule. Housing available. Home at night. ly requires Leased Operators with new Must be willing to work long days when remodel 1 tons and 5 ton straight trucks, quired. Phone Tim 306-834-7338. tractors; Also Company Drivers. Transporting RV’s/general freight, USA/Canada. 1A DRIVER WANTED TO haul oil and proClean abstract required. Competitive rates. duced water in Flaxcombe, SK. area. Can Fuel surcharge/benefits. 1-800-409-1733. provide housing. Call Pat 306-460-6024, fax 306-856-2077.

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Is currently seeking drivers for full time and part time positions. 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:

LOOKING FOR LEASE OPERATORS to run the US out of Sask. A stepdeck trailer is required. 306-861-9362, Weyburn, SK.

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 1 DRIVER, to haul crude oil in the Provost/Hardisty area. Good wages and benefits. Current driver’s abstract, oilfield tickets and resume. Provost, AB, fax 780-753-3092, phone 780-753-0086.

MAC’S OILFIELD SERVICES LTD. is looking for VAC TRUCK DRIVERS in Bonnyville, AB. area. Up to date safety tickets are required, standard First Aid, H2S, and a driver’s abstract. Top wages will be paid for experienced operators. Fax resume to 780-573-1216 or call 780-812-1380.

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Patricia Turanich of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., believes something strange is going on to make her plants bud. | MARY MACARTHUR PHOTO WEATHER | SIGNS OF SPRING

Unusually warm weather brings plants out to play Plants break dormancy early | Cold snap needed to get plants blooming BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

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crazy is going on with her fruit trees. Little brown buds have pushed out of the branches and shoots are poking out of the ground. A tiny pink bloom has pushed out the tip of her rose bush. “I’m not doing anything. It’s doing it on its own,” said Turanich, whose yard sits on top of the North Saskatchewan River Valley on the outskirts of Fort Saskatchewan. It’s the same with Turanich’s gooseberry, chokecherry, black current, raspberry and rose bushes. She first noticed the brown buds and green leaves on some of her trees right after a cold spell in December and again after another cold spell in January. “I keep trying to tell people something is happening,” said Turanich. “Something happened right after - 48 C weather.” Retired Alberta Agriculture scientist Ieuan Evans hasn’t seen Turanich’s plants but he said early budding can be attributed to the warm weather. “We’ve had a mild October and November. Those plants think spring is here. They’ve had enough cold weather and are now starting to bud,” said Evans. Like most plants, fruit trees and roses need a period of vernalization, or cooling, to break dormancy before flowering. Fruit trees need only roughly 60 days of cold weather before they can begin to flower again. Other trees such as poplar and spruce need 120 to 160 days of cold weather before starting to flower. Plants in a low spot in a yard or field are even more susceptible to early budding. Temperatures fall at night rise during the day, convincing trees that

they’ve had enough cold weather. It’s not unusual for plants to bud weeks or months early if they’re in a microclimate that tricks the plants to believe winter has passed, he said. As an adviser with Agri-Trend, Evans has also had reports of winter wheat crops in Manitoba and Saskatchewan that started to turn green in December. Temperatures in fields on a south facing slope on a sunny day can easily reach 10 or 15 C. Evans said the warm weather would mean his normally cold garage isn’t cold enough to put the lilies and daffodils through their vernalization period. Before spring, he will need to move them to a fridge to trick them into blooming in the spring. Dean Kreutzer of Over the Hill Orchards north of Regina posted a tweet that the warm weather has started to confuse his trees. The plums, pears and apricots inside his normally cool Quonset are all pushing buds and some are blooming. “They’re two months ahead of where they should be,” said Kreutzer, who was pruning grape vines inside the Quonset. The Quonset temperature is normally -2 C to -5 C, but it’s been 7 C to 10 C so far this year. “Normally they don’t start sprouting in the Quonset until the end of March, and I have plants in full bloom.” Luckily, none of the trees in the outside orchard are showing any side of budding, he said. “I’m looking at the apples and they’re holding tight. That’s really good. If they started to bud out and bloom in March or April, we would be in serious trouble.”





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Outlook bright for Canadian beef sector BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

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Beef prices may spark expansion National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | Although prices are up, so are feed and calf prices BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The U.S. cattle herd is at its lowest levels since 1952, which has helped beef and live prices soar, but profits in the cattle sector might be elusive. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Jan. 1 cattle inventory report counted 90.8 million cattle and calves, down 2.1 percent from 2011 and six percent lower than the last cyclical peak in 2007. This means the 2012 calf crop should be about two percent smaller than last year. Cow-calf producers may receive unprecedented prices for their cattle but that does not equate with profitability, said Cattlefax chief executive officer Randy Blach. Producers face greater input costs and a credit crunch, he said during an outlook seminar at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association annual meeting in Nashville Feb. 1-4. It takes 60 percent more capital to operate a cow-calf operation than it did in 2000. The situation is equally challenging for feedlot operators, who may endure negative margins throughout most of the year as they struggle to pay for expensive calves and grain. Credit availability will be essential in shaping the long-run success of most operations, he said. “It is not the same business it was 10 years ago,” he said.

Risk management and marketing techniques such as formulas, contracts and grids will be needed to protect against volatility. About 70 percent of cattle are sold through these agreements rather than on the cash spot market, said Blach. Record high calf values were experienced in 2011 with overall prices up 15 percent. More records will likely be set in 2012. He said it was nerve wracking watching the volatile market last year. About 40 percent of the time there was a $30 per head change in the spot market from week to week. Cattlefax predicts the average price for calves, yearlings and finished cattle could reach new highs, based on current herd numbers and the futures market. Fed cattle values will average $122 per hundredweight. A 750 pound steer could average $150 per cwt. and a 500 pound calf will be around $175, with some fancy types exceeding $200 per cwt. Cow prices might hit $80 per cwt. compared to the annual average of $70 last year. “That means we will have cow values pushing 90 to 95 cents (per pound) on the high side,” said Kevin Good of Cattlefax. Bred cows were $1,200 last year and could average $1,500 in 2012, with the top types worth $2,000 each. Favourable butcher cow prices resulted in the largest cow slaughter

since 1996. Nearly seven million cows were killed. However, many were sold off because of the worst drought in a century in the southern Plains. The cow herd dropped by 13 percent in Texas and 11 percent in Oklahoma and New Mexico. The Texas cattle herd is 1.4 million head smaller than a year ago. Expansion north and south However, better prices could encourage expansion. While the southern cow regions must rebuild what was lost, some heifer retention is going on in the northern part of the United States, where there is ample feed. Large feed supplies and high prices should also encourage Canadian expansion. No real impacts will be seen for a couple of years. “We think we are going to see some expansion over the next couple years, but we are going to have to see cow slaughter down and Texas cow levels pick up,” Good said. Feedlot placements will be down as fewer females produce calves. Placements in small yards with less than 1,000 head are down by 10 percent. However, Cattlefax suspects many of these farmer feeders cut back on cattle to grow more crops. A smaller herd affects feedlot and packing plant infrastructure. “There will be some contractions in

that segment over the next year or two because of this factor,” Good said. Less beef, pork and poultry is available. Total per capita meat supply is 198 lb., down two percent in 2011, which is the smallest meat supply since 1991. Beef demand is flat and disposable incomes are not likely to return to pre-recession levels soon. Still, retail beef prices are up 10 percent. Fresh retail beef averaged $3.05 per lb. in 2002 and last year it was $4.44 per lb. It should hover around $4.80 per lb. this year and no one is sure when consumers might balk and refuse to buy. Trim demand used for ground meat has gained the most as people continue to eat more hamburgers and other ground meat items rather than whole muscle cuts. The once premium priced loin was devalued by nine percent between 2006-2010 while the chuck is up by 26 percent for the same period. Good predicts stores will offer more ground sirloin, round and chuck to meet the demand. Twenty years ago the industry struggled to move end cuts and trim and now they are the best sellers, said Blach. “That has been the biggest victory for this industry to see the value that has been added to that product,” he said. access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none

SASKATOON — The Canadian beef herd should stabilize and perhaps expand slightly in 2012, say industry officials. That could better position producers to take advantage of the continual slide in U.S. herd numbers. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Travis Toews said market signals point to stabilization followed by expansion, but other variables are also at play. He said land use competition is one of the main factors. “Canadian agriculture is actually in quite a robust economic position as a whole and so there are many opportunities for land use, including growing canola and wheat on the Canadian Prairies,” he said. “Consequently, producers are taking a look at what their highest return is, and in some cases, in spite of high cattle prices, they’re concluding that it’s better to grow annual crops.” Saskatchewan agriculture minister Bob Bjornerud said some producers took advantage of high prices to retire from the industry. “It’s a little bit of a double-edged sword,” he said of the strong market. He said producers did a great job hanging on through BSE and market downturn, and he believes they’ve seen the worst. “If the dollar settles out here and stays somewhat stable, we’re liable to see even better prices into the future.” Toews said those prices must be sustained if the herd is going to rebound. The last eight years have seen equity losses and producers need a solid year before they will consider investing and expanding. “We’ve all been burned pretty seriously,” he said. There is also the increasing age of producers and how willing they are to take on more risk. The steady decline continues in the United States, even though market signals have encouraged expansion. Toews said land use competition is a huge issue there because of the value of corn and soybeans. Drought across much of the livestock region has also forced producers to downsize. A smaller American cow herd, low interest rates, shrinking global inventory and improved market access put Canada in a good position. “I think in Canada we have opportunity to grow our industry in perhaps a disproportionate way over the next three to five to seven years,” Toews said. He predicted that more heifers will be retained and said a one percent increase in the herd wouldn’t be out of the question. The Canadian cow herd is 4.2 million head, down significantly from the 2005 high of 5.5 million. access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none





Open housing offers benefits over stall system Hutterites find advantages | Manitoba colony says extra labour and equipment concerns proved to be unfounded BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

Open housing for pregnant sows works and costs about the same in money and labour as traditional stall

barn systems, based on the experience of a Manitoba Hutterite colony. And most of the myths farmers have about “loose housing” for gestating sows don’t occur in reality. “We’ve never had any applications

where you need more people,” Kevin Kurbis, a consultant with New Standard Ag, said about the open housing systems he has worked with, including those at the Eagle Creek colony near Altamont.

Animal welfare concerns have prompted some hog producers to move to open housing systems. |


He said the barn at Eagle Creek cost $75,000 less than the stall barn the colony was planning to build. Eagle Creek decided to go with open housing rather than stalls because of pressure from major pig buyers such as Maple Leaf Foods and Smithfield Foods to move away from stall systems. Open housing of gestating sows relies on electronic sow feeder systems, something that often spooks farmers who think they might be expensive, unreliable and hard to maintain. Kurbis said the mechanical systems and electronics involved in sow feeders actually require less equipment than what is used in stall barns. However, they can appear to be more technologically intensive in open housing because they are gathered in one place rather than spread across the barn. He said Eagle Creek has had few problems with the system’s electronics, which are rugged. The biggest problem has been from springs on the feeder doors, which is easily solved. Farmers need to provide more manpower for the first five days after a group of gestating sows is introduced to the system, but other chores can be done simultaneously and only the first two days require intense supervision.


Fighting and aggression are not bad once the pigs establish their hierarchy and know who the boss pig is, Kurbis said. However, this extra labour doesn’t force barn operators to use more staff because they are freed from other common stall barn chores. “You’ve got jobs in a loose housing barn that don’t exist in a stall barn, and conversely you’ve eliminated some jobs that exist in a stall barn,” said Kurbis. Only one sow has died in the feeding system since the Eagle Creek barn began operating three years ago, and it was easily removed from the side because of detachable barriers. Kurbis said the sows in open housing generally seem healthier with fewer leg and joint problems, but they develop more hoof problems because they’re able to walk around more. “They are healthier animals, but (the hoofs must be watched).”


Consider pasture condition, moisture in spring grazing plan BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Grazing records? Who keeps grazing records? Cattle producers keep that information in their heads, says a forage, grazing and beef specialist with Alberta Agriculture, but it might be a good idea to write it down. Grant Lastiwka said this is a good time to make a grazing plan for spring, summer and fall. Producers may want to rent more pasture, convert land to forage or take it out of forage, depending on their cattle

numbers and situation. All those things require planning. In addition, Lastiwka noted that dry conditions across much of the Prairies last fall resulted in plants entering dormancy sooner, which could delay spring emergence. “Those plants go through the winter and you know that those plants are going to be a little slower to start in the spring because of the dry conditions we had this fall.” That will affect spring grazing plans, especially if dry conditions and scant snowfall persist. Producers should prepare to adjust according-

ly, Lastiwka said. Most prairie regions had good hay yields last year, which might allow producers to carry cattle longer on feed before turning them out to pasture this spring. However, Lastiwka said care must be taken there as well. Poor haying weather affected the quality of forage so it may not provide sufficient nutrition to livestock unless supplemented. Planning also requires thinking about carrying capacity of available pasture, calculated by multiplying grazing days by number of animals.

Lastiwka recommended asking the following questions: • is the pasture in good condition? • is moisture or fertility the same? • was previous cattle condition and gain satisfactory? • is the turnout date earlier or later than last year? • do you want to graze longer? • what might be done differently? With or without written records, producers need to know the pasture size, how long it will be grazed and the size of cows and calves that will be grazing. With those figures, they can calcu-

late carrying capacity of their pastures. A mixed pasture in fair condition, left to grow all year, would grow to about 10 inches tall. “An educated guess would be 250 pounds of dry matter per acre per inch of height, giving a yield of 2,500 lb.,” said Lastiwka in a news release. The aim in continuous grazing is to use 50 percent of that growth. Cattle on average consume about 2.5 percent of their body weight per day. access=subscriber section=livestock,none,none


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Do the math for proper pasture populations Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overstock | Simple calculations can help you keep track BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take stock when your pasture looks like a pool table. Or rather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to take stock off. Overgrazed pastures are all too common on the Prairies, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to calculate the carrying capacity of a field before turning out cattle or horses. Barry Yaremcio, a beef and forage specialist with Alberta Agriculture, says producers make four common mistakes when calculating how many animals to put in a pasture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Number one, the actual size of the

animal. When was the last time a farmer has actually weighted 10 percent or 15 percent of his cows and took an average cow weight? Most times they are underestimating weight by anyplace from 100 to 200 pounds.â&#x20AC;? Yaremcio said that miscalculation has big ramifications. A 1,400 lb. cow will eat about 160 lb. of fresh grass per day. By underestimating average weight, the cow might be short by 22 to 25 lb. of needed forage intake each day. The second common error is miscalculating how much feed is available to animals, which depends on grass and forage species, precipitation, soil type and other environmental factors. Third on Yaremcioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list is consumption. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I might have 1,000 lb. of grass per

HOW MUCH DO THEY EAT? â&#x20AC;˘ cow intake depends on animal size and feed quality â&#x20AC;˘ cows normally consume 1.4 to four percent of their body weight daily â&#x20AC;˘ a lactating cow will eat 40 to 60 percent more than a dry cow

acre, but how much are the animals actually going to consume? Is it 60 percent, 70 percent? How much will they lie on, how much will they manure on and how much will they actually waste and not eat?â&#x20AC;? Cattle eat the most attractive grass and forage first. The remaining fibrous and chewy grasses will not be as attractive and cattle will likely eat less. Producers have to take that into account when calculating their stocking rates. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the major matter of pasture health, which can easily be jeopardized by overgrazing and inattention. Grazing in one year will affect grazing quality in the following year. Overgrazing damages plants and leaves pastures open to buckbrush and weed growth, as well as soil and wind erosion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guys that just throw the cows into the pasture and say go, and they leave them there from the first of

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â&#x20AC;˘ older cows eat more than younger cows

â&#x20AC;˘ cattle graze about 12 hours per day; horses graze 14 to 17 hours per day

â&#x20AC;˘ feed intake can increase up to 30 percent in colder temperatures and decrease by that amount in hot and humid conditions

â&#x20AC;˘ a mature horse will eat about 22 pounds of dry matter daily and require 1.5 times as much pasture as cattle

â&#x20AC;˘ snow and mud can decrease feed

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Carrying capacity, stocking rates and handy calculations Carrying capacity is the average number of animals a pasture can sustain over time. Stocking rate is the number of animal unit months (AUM) supplied by one acre of land.



Assumptions: • 450 to 550 mm annual precipitation

An animal unit equivalent, or AUE, is defined as one mature 1,000 lb. cow with a calf, or equivalent, and is based on a daily average forage intake of 26 lb. of dry matter per day. About 1,000 lb. of dry matter (includes 25% loss for tramping and waste) from forage will supply one animal unit each month — this is called an animal unit month (AUM).

• excellent pasture conditions (2.0 AUM/acre) • grazing season 165 days (5.5 months) • 80 cow/calf pairs (80 AU) Required pasture = AU x months grazing ÷ AUM/acre = 80 x 5.5÷2.0

AUEs can be adjusted for any animal type. Larger or heavier cows graze more forage, so adjustments should be made to match livestock needs to available forage. Animal AUEs Cow, 1000 lb, with/without calf .....1.00 Bulls, 2 years and over ....................1.50 Yearling heifers and steers ............. 0.67 Weaned calves ............................... 0.50 Horse, 2 years old ...........................1.00 Horse, 3 years old and over .............1.50 Horse, yearlings ............................. 0.75 5 ewes or does, with/without lambs or kids .............1.00 5 rams or bucks ...............................1.30 5 weaned lambs or kids, up to 12 months ............................. 0.50 Bison cow ........................................1.50 Bison bull ........................................1.80 Bison yearling ................................ 0.75 5 deer ..............................................1.00

= 220 acres for the season Note: If using superior management and rotational grazing, the pasture required could be as low as 135 acres.

CALCULATING TOTAL PASTURE CAPACITY Assumptions: • 450 to 550 mm annual precipitation • excellent pasture conditions (2.0 AUM/acre, 200 acre grass-legume) • grazing season 120 days (4 months) Pasture capacity = acres x AUM/acre ÷ months grazing = 200 x 2.0 ÷ 4 = 100 AU Note: 100 AU equivalents are 100 cow/calf pairs or 133 yearlings BARB GLEN PHOTO

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He recommended rotational grazing, which can be reasonably easy using portable fencing that divides pastures into several paddocks. Moving the cattle after they’ve eaten about 50 percent of available forage will leave the paddock in good condition for regrowth. Grazing cattle also fertilizes the land. Studies show plants have higher nitrogen retention from fresh cattle manure than they do from manure hauled from elsewhere. That’s part of the financial benefit, but Yaremcio also points to the costs of inadequate summer grazing in terms of cow condition. “Let’s say you’ve overgrazed your pasture, you didn’t wean your calves and that cow is going to be 100 pounds lighter than what she should be going into winter. “Comparing the thin cow to the average condition cow, you’re looking at 1,400 lb. more hay to keep the thin cow warm and get her back up to good condition by calving season.” Horses require more careful pasture management than cattle, Yaremcio said. They eat more than cattle and have a grazing style more damaging to plants. They clip grass off rather than pull it as cows do. “Potential for injury and harm to those grass species is much higher with horse than with cows,” he said. “You have to be a better manager, you have to be on top of when to rotate those horses … than you do with cows because they’ll do more damage in a shor ter per iod of time.”


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Managing body condition scores helps ensure future fertility ANIMAL HEALTH



ajor changes have occurred in winter feeding management over the last decade. Many cows are still fed in traditional dry lots on stored feed, but a significant proportion of producers have shifted to more extensive winter feeding arrangements such as bale and swath grazing. Regardless of how the cows are fed during winter, it is still critical to monitor and manage cows’ body condition during their pregnancy. In Canada, we tend to use a five point scale for body condition scoring, while the American system uses a nine point scale. Producers who use the five point scale often use half increments, which make the scale similar to the American system. Learning to body condition score is remarkably easy and an inexpensive way to determine the amount of fat an animal is carrying. The main areas used to evaluate body condition are the hip bones (hooks and pins), the tail head, the back bone and the short ribs. A cow with a body condition score of one is extremely thin and emaciated. No external fat is present, and these cows will have difficulty surviving under any stressful conditions. Cows with a body condition score of two have little fat tissue but have muscle tissue around the tail head and over the hip bones. Individual ribs can still be identified. Cows with a body condition score of three have a slight cover of fat evident in the tail head area and over the ribs. Cows with a body condition score of four have more abundant fat deposits and cows with a score of five are obese with large deposits of fat over the tail head, hip bones and ribs. Body condition scoring is best done as a hands-on process because it is difficult to do visual assessments on cattle with heavy winter hair coats. Beef cows should have a body condition score of three at the start of the winter feeding period and 2.5 to three at the start of calving. The implications of poor body condition can be significant and are especially noticeable at calving and breeding time in the following season. It is also important to recognize that very thin cows are a significant animal welfare issue. This becomes even more important during bouts of extreme cold weather when the energy demands for maintenance become significantly higher. Condition scoring can be used to sort the herd into groups that have similar nutritional needs. Heifers and thin cows may need more energy in their ration and may also require less competition for feed. Numerous research studies have shown the impact of body condition on fertility. Only 55 percent of thin cows will have started cycling again 70 days after calving, compared to 80 percent of cows in moderate condition and access=subscriber section=news,none,none

96 percent in good body condition. As well, the first service conception rates may be as much as 20 percent lower for thin cows. The results are dramatic and can have significant effects on the pregnancy rate in the following year. Cows that aren’t cycling can’t get pregnant. Thin cows are also more likely to have problems calving, largely because they lack the stamina to go through the labour process. As well, they are more likely to abandon their calves and have mismothering problems. Their milk production may be lower and their calves may not get enough adequate colostrum to give them adequate immunity.

Cows should ideally calve in a body condition score of 2.5 to three and maintain or improve that body condition score during the breeding s e a s o n o n p a s t u re w h e n f e e d resources are typically less expensive. However, it is important to try to improve body condition before calving if thin cows are identified at weaning time. Cows’ energy demands become much higher when they begin lactating, which makes it difficult to catch up on body condition after calving. John Campbell is head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Body condition scoring is a simple and inexpensive tool that can help producers make important management decisions that will help maximize future fertility in their cow herds. | FILE PHOTO

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National pooling needed Goals | Driving change STORIES BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

Canada’s dairy industry must keep a broad bipartisan political support for supply management by showing it is willing to innovate, says the new Dairy Farmers of Canada president. Vancouver Island dairy producer Wally Smith called for more effort to forge a national pooling system for the supply managed sector. While the system has survived by evolving, he said, it is under concerted attack and depends on political support for its survival. “I believe we must drive change together,” Smith told the DFC annual policy conference in Ottawa Feb. 2. “We must not squander our political support but leverage it to our advantage. Let’s seize the moment to re-energize, to renew.” High on Smith’s list is the need to complete slow-moving negotiations about how to create a national dairy pool across Canada. The dairy system currently has western, eastern and Newfoundland pools. “I think we have to get our heads around the concept of national pooling,” he told delegates. “I believe it is a file that we need to conclude successfully if we are going to have a supply management system that is going to continue to be there for this generation, the next generation and years after.” Ne g o t i at i o n s ove r c re at i n g a national pool with comparable dairy product standards and rules across the country have dragged on for years with little progress. Smith compared the talks to World Trade Organization negotiations that go on forever, bring no overarching result and lead to more bilateral agreements between countries or regions. In Canada with its diverse regions, no one-size-fits-all settlement will work, he said. However, politicians who want to support the system must know it is evolving. “If we are going to resolve this, we have to stop looking at the short-term solutions that we often engage in between ourselves to meet our challenges. We must have a three, five, 10, 20-year vision for supply management if we are going to be considered visionary, if we are going to continue to say that we are a system that works for you to continue to support.” Smith said a national pool agreement will not happen soon but it would have advantages. “I believe a national pool has a lot of benefits, not only to mitigate trade risks but also so that we can take advantage of synergies between provincial systems,” he said. In his address to delegates, Smith issued a call to arms for an industry under attack for being a 40-year-old solution to modern problems. “Let’s be bold,” he said. “Let’s show courage as we work toward these negotiations. Let’s take the bull by the horns.… Well let’s check our code of practice to see if we are still allowed to do that.”

The Dairy Farmers of Canada says it has survived by evolving and using its political support to maintain the supply managed sector. |


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Agreement to end export subsidies should go ahead World Trade Organization consensus on agriculture | Change would affect dairy industry’s ability to export skim milk powder Along with the usual promises for a stout defence of supply management in any trade talks, Canada’s chief agricultural negotiator issued a warning last week to the dairy industry. Gilles Gauthier told the annual policy meeting of Dairy Farmers of Canada Feb. 2 that despite stalemate in World Trade Organization talks, there is a broad consensus among members that a 2005 agreement to end export subsidies should be implemented. It would affect the dairy industry’s ability to export skim milk powder that is a “structural surplus” produced in

the manufacture of dairy products. Because dairy surplus products are exported at lower-than-domestic prices, it is considered the beneficiary of an export subsidy under WTO rules. In Hong Kong in 2005, one of the few WTO agricultural agreements was to prohibit all export subsidies by 2013. The agreement has not been ratified because it takes effect only as part of a broader deal and general negotiations have been deadlocked since then. The proposed deadline will be missed. However, Gauthier told the DFC conference that countries increasingly

are stopping the use of export subsidies on their own and there could be agreement to implement the agreement outside an overall deal. “It becomes more and more rare to see countries use export subsidies and as you know, the government of Canada has always been supportive of elimination of export subsidies,” said the trade negotiator. It would be in the interests of the dairy sector to begin preparing for the inevitable. “It is a fair assumption that such a prohibition on export subsidies will eventually come into effect,” he said. “A lack of proactive planning could

add more pressure on how to deal with the structural surplus and could force change that would put the sector at a long-term disadvantage. Now is the time to start thinking about it.” DFC president Wally Smith, a British Columbia producer, said the industry already is. The evidence is that countries are acting unilaterally to end the practice. “Obviously we as a dairy industry already have been looking at ways to deal with that particular piece,” he said in an interview. The industry likely has years to figure out what to do with surplus product that has little domestic market. access=subscriber section=news,none,none



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Meanwhile, Gauthier said that while trade negotiations at WTO, with the European Union and possibly TransPacific Partnership members will continue to be a forum for critics of supply management’s protectionist rules, his instructions from government are to continue to defend the system while looking for increased markets for Canadian exporters. Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux, parliamentary secretary to agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, told DFC delegates that government support will continue. “You need to know we are here for you in the long term,” he told the appreciative audience. All political parties in the House of Commons have proclaimed their support for supply management and last week, Liberal leader Bob Rae made the commitment in person to a DFC delegation that visited his office during a Parliament Hill lobby day Jan. 31. Although opposition MPs and government critics predict that with the planned July 31 demise of the Canadian wheat board monopoly, the Conservative free market ideology will next train its sights on supply management, Conservatives dismiss the notion. In his Feb. 2 speech to delegates, DFC president Smith said he considers political support for the system “unwavering.”


Money targets dairy, livestock Promoting export products Agriculture Canada is allocating close to $1.3 million from its AgriMarketing Fund to help Canada’s dairy and livestock industry increase the value and volume of its exports. More than $1 million will be available to help promote and export Canadian livestock genetics, including embryos, semen and breeding cattle. More than $130,000 will help fund Dairy Farmers of Canada’s efforts to promote specialty Canadian cheese abroad. Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux, parliamentary secretary to agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, announced the government funding Feb. 2 to the DFC policy conference in Ottawa. The genetics export money will go to the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association to help fund trade missions, market assessments and farmer training in embryo transfer. Lemieux said in his speech to DFC that the government has been laying the groundwork for more genetics exports. Canada has reached agreements with Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines that allow export of Canadian breeding cattle into those markets. He said Canadian dairy herd genetics are in demand around the world. Exports of Canadian specialty cheese were worth more than $20 million in 2010 with more than half headed for to the United States. Lemieux said the goal is to increase exports and the number of markets. access=subscriber section=news,none,none














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MacDon Industries Ltd. is going green. Under a new agreement, the Winnipeg manufacturer will begin producing select models of John Deerebranded self-propelled windrowers, including draper and auger headers and pull-type auger mower conditioners. “We’re a full-line equipment manufacturer, but we can’t make everything,” said John Deere spokesperson Barry Nelson. “By strategically partnering with other companies like MacDon, it allows us to really fill our product line so that we have a comprehensive line for customers to choose from.” The partnership, announced Jan. 27, is the extension of a relationship that’s more than 30 years old, according to a news release. MacDon has previously worked with John Deere through its Frontier group. “That’s been the relationship in the past with Frontier,” said Nelson. “Well, now it’s taken a little bigger step by actually having them build

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MacDon will begin building John Deere branded windrowers, draper and auger headers and auger mower conditioners this year. | MICHAEL RAINE PHOTO John Deere-branded products for us.” He said John Deere will continue to produce select models of selfpropelled windrowers. Specific details about the product lineup stemming from the announcement are being withheld until later this summer. “The entire windrower product lineup will be fully supported by the John Deere dealer channel,” Derek

Bourdrea, John Deere’s global director for baling and mowing, said in a release. “John Deere will also integrate the full product portfolio into our sales service and parts processes to offer world-class service to hay and forage customers around the world.” John Deere said the deal will expand its hay and forage portfolio, catering to producers in the dairy, livestock, commercial hay and small

grains sectors. “This is one area where we thought MacDon could help us,” said Nelson. MacDon’s headquarters and main manufacturing plant are in Winnipeg. It also has facilities in the United States, Australia and Russia, employing more than 1,400 people. The company specializes in pulltype and self-propelled windrowers and specialty and pick-up headers for combines.


DuPont hikes food research spending CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — DuPont plans to spend $10 billion and release thousands of new products over the next nine years aimed at improving food production and nutrition. That represents an increase of about 25 percent over current spending levels. The chemical and bioscience giant said it was setting three primary goals for “stimulating and guiding” internal efforts around its commitments to help address global concerns about food security in light of a rapidly growing world population. The move is one of many being made by corporations and government and non-government organizations in light of forecasts for the global population to rise from seven billion to nine billion by 2040, which would far exceed current food production capabilities. “We really need action by a lot of people right away,” said DuPont executive vice-president James Borel, who oversees the company’s agriculture and nutrition businesses.


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DuPont said it will increase annual spending on research and development to a rate that will hit $10 billion by the end of 2020, or roughly $1.1 billion a year for the next nine years. That represents an increase over the $800 million DuPont spent last year on research and development in these areas, said Borel. The company is adding more than 400 people to expand its seed research work in Johnston, Iowa, the home of its Pioneer Hi-Bred International agricultural unit, and adding staff and expanded research facilities, he added. The company aims to release 4,000 new products centred on producing more food, reducing waste, boosting food availability and shelf life and enhancing nutrition, food and agriculture sustainability and safety by 2020. “It will be people, it will be facilities, it will be new programs, but all aimed at continuing to increase the rate of new products that make a difference,” said Borel.

It will be people, it will be facilities, it will be new programs, but all aimed at continuing to increase the rate of new products that make a difference. JAMES BOREL DUPONT

One such new product is a dairy additive in Kenya designed to be added to raw milk to retain freshness an additional eight to 12 hours, which should benefit small farmers in remote areas of Africa who have long distances to transport milk to market. The company is also developing crops that yield better in dry areas and use nitrogen more efficiently. DuPont last year launched a new generation of corn hybrids developed for “water-limited environments” that Borel said were per-

forming well. The company said it was also putting together educational programs for two million young people related to food security concerns, and was setting a goal to engage in collaborations and investments that “strengthen agricultural systems and make food more available, nutritious and culturally appropriate.” The United Nations has said that the world will need at least 50 percent more food, 45 percent more energy and 30 percent more water by 2030. If the world fails to tackle these problems, it risks condemning up to three billion people into poverty, according to a UN report issued Jan. 30. DuPont had 2011 sales of $38 billion and is seen as a global leader in products used in a range of consumer goods from toys and toothbrushes to smartphones and solar panels. Its role in global food production has been heightened as the company accelerates research into seed technology and crop protection products. access=subscriber section=ag_finance,none,none


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N.D. ethanol plant closes CHICAGO, Ill. — Archer Daniels Midland says it will close its ethanol plant in Walhalla, North Dakota, marking the first such closure for the agribusiness giant that last month announced the elimination of 1,000 jobs. The plant will permanently close in April, resulting in the loss of 61 jobs. ADM will supply its customers with ethanol and animal feed products from its six other U.S. ethanol plants.





Align management with farm goals to avoid disappointment PERSPECTIVES ON MANAGEMENT


Align business, financial plans with management to attain goals


ife on the farm can be extremely rewarding when the planets align — perfect weather, a big crop and rising markets — but that alignment happens only once in a blue moon. However, there are other alignments to keep in mind that are within your control: business direction, financial performance and management structure. They have affected far ms for decades, but what is new is the importance of more proactively understanding them and monitoring their alignment as the farm business moves through its life cycle. Business direction This alignment consideration is really about strategic direction. Farms and farm families should have a written vision statement that provides longer-term direction of the farm and family. A vision is the foun-

dation of your future: what you want your farm business to become. A vision statement should be a little cloudy and grand and describe where you see your farm business five years from now. It is not set in stone. Your vision will evolve over time and as situations change. It represents the direction of the business or where the business is headed. It becomes the road map, the “you can’t get there if you don’t know where you’re headed” reality. Financial performance The reality is that your farm is headed somewhere financially. For most farmers, this is a reactive function, meaning that their financial position in the future, say five years from now, will be an outcome of what will happen over that time frame. The preferred approach is to define what you want or need your financial position to be and then determine what can and needs to be done to achieve it. Think of it as creating your financial vision. It should include financial targets and investment guidelines. There is a business adage that says you can’t manage what you can’t measure. How do you know if you are getting to where you want to be financially if you haven’t defined the goal? There should be a significant degree of alignment between a business vision and a financial vision. I find myself in discussions with farm families where there sometimes is a disconnect between their ideas of

Dreams for the future need to be financially realistic


Start by drawing an organizational chart that best represents how your business is being managed. Determine who has responsibility for operations, marketing, financial and human resource management? Next, define what the tasks are in each of those management areas. Then, repeat the process that best represents what you think will be required five years from now, both in terms of the tasks and the responsibilities. Three activities are required: cre-

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

where they want their farm to be in the future and their ability to get there financially. It’s discouraging to have a dream and then realize you can’t afford it. It’s like setting out on a trip and part way along the journey realizing that you don’t have enough gas. Management structure The importance of understanding a farm’s management structure has never been greater as they increase in size, become more complex and transition inter-generationally. The basic management functions on a farm are the same, but what’s involved in attending to those functions has changed and is changing. This is a new and evolving reality for many farms. Simply stated, what does the management structure of your farm need to look like five years from now so that it is appropriately aligned with your financial and business vision? Putting some structure around the management functions on a farm can be a powerful but not complex exercise.

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Writing a prescription for health care Lean management system | Focusing on the patients’ perspective helps identify problems and eliminate inefficiencies BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Saskatchewan’s health regions are working to change the way they deliver patient services, with the goal of ending wait times and ensuring services are available when patients need them. That would be good news for rural residents who sometimes find their hospitals closed or wander through a maze of appointments and waiting rooms to get care. The lean system of management, adopted from the manufacturing sector, was piloted in the Five Hills Health Region in the Moose Jaw area in 2006. Since 2009, all the regions have come on board. Trish Livingstone, the province’s manager of health system quality and efficiency, said it’s important that all the regions participate because patients often seek or require care in more than one region. She said the methodology applied through lean does result in cost savings but it isn’t about cost cutting. Lean tools, when applied to health, look at services from the patient perspective to identify and eliminate waste. Patients are the primary customers, said Beth Vachon, chief executive officer of the Cypress Health Region. The focus on patients ensures quality care and safety while keeping wait times and travel down. Staff also benefits because they can maximize the amount of time they spend on patient care. “The whole process of lean is that you take a look at the current state that you’re working in and really talk about what the future state needs to look like,” Vachon said. “Then you work through, using a number of tools and measurements, to determine if there are more efficient ways that we can bring value to our patients.” In rural health regions, providing safe, consistent service is a priority, she said. At the Leader hospital, the region has sometimes struggled to do that. A lean project is examining the process from the doctor’s office through the

entire health care team to determine how to better move patients through the system. Vachon said a staff member raised the issue of how cumbersome it can be to have simple tests performed. From checking in at the family doctor’s office, seeing the doctor who requests lab work and X-rays, travelling to the hospital, checking in at the lab, having the test done, checking in at X-ray and having that done, then returning to the doctor’s office and checking in again, the waiting can be extraordinary. “By the time all is said and done, we can have somebody in and out of eight different waiting rooms in a day to deal with a medical issue,” Vachon said. “There’s got to be more efficient ways to bring value to the patients that we provide care to.” In Leader, a capital proposal is in the works for

an integrated long-term care facility that involves using architects who are familiar with the lean methodology. The building design would focus on how best to flow patient traffic, which is another lean health care principle. No quick cure Vachon and Livingstone agree the health care system became unwieldy over decades as new technologies arose and services were added. Applying lean will also take decades. Vachon said as health care became increasingly specialized and programs were set up, the system became one of silos. It also focused more on the providers than the patients. “We need to get back to the point where we’re having discussions across programs,” she said. Livingstone used appoint-

ments as an example of how the system accommodated providers over patients. Applying lean to the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency has created a shift in that thinking. In the past, patients needing radiation therapy were referred to the agency for a first appointment. Then, they required a second appointment, usually in about a week, for a CT scan to plan the radiation treatment. The agency staff looked at how to reduce that wait time, and targeted a 50 percent improvement, Livingstone said. They achieved 92 percent. “Because of that, they were able to offer a patient their initial appointment and CT scan on the same day.” Patients were offered the choice to have this option and 60 percent took it. This resulted in less travel for patients, particularly those in rural areas.

But she also said that changing one single thing doesn’t always result in better service. Speeding up the time patients entering an emergency room are assessed doesn’t mean they still won’t be waiting hours for a bed. “What lean has taught us is to look end to end,” she said. But it can’t all be done at once, so the lean system will take years to fully implement. Various programs looking at access to primary health care, surgeries and ambulance services are all underway. While there will be cost savings as a result, saving money is only a side benefit to better patient care and a more efficient health system, said Livingstone. “Higher quality does, by default, give us a lower cost,” she said.

There’s got to be more efficient ways to bring value to the patients that we provide care to. BETH VACHON CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CYPRESS HEALTH REGION

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B.C. couple brings taste of Africa to Canada South African food | Not all jerky products are created the same BY KAREN MORRISON SASKATOON NEWSROOM

CRANBROOK, B.C. — Rod and Mal Paterson are counting on South African-Canadians like themselves who crave a taste of home. Biltong Canada, their Cranbrook, B.C., company, cuts, marinates and dries beef using a recipe that dates back to the 1600s. “We’re not just selling food but selling nostalgia, home and life as it used to be,” said Rod. Unlike jerky products that are generally derived from smoked South American meat, Biltong, which translates as a slice of meat, is made of prime cuts of Alberta beef such as eye of round and inside round. Beef is cut and marinated in salt, vinegar and natural spices and then air dried. “There’s no Canadian food that comes close to it. It’s what South Africans grow up eating,” said Mal, noting it is a favourite at movies and rugby games and on road trips. The Patersons sell their products, which also include coiled South African boerewors (farmers sausage), droewors (dried sausage) and flavoured mustards at a farmers’ market, trade shows and online. They use food sampling, athletic sponsorships and taste of Africa parties to familiarize consumers with the unique flavours. “Nothing sells a product like enthusiasm and passion,” said Rod, who noted that sales have doubled each year since the family business started in 2006. While expatriates are a big market, the Patersons’ customers also include hunters, hikers, athletes, tourists and people seeking new flavours. Celiacs are attracted by the product’s gluten-free status. The Patersons also see potential in supplying the armed forces, international space program, search and rescue squads and schools. “It’s perfect for that application.… You put it in the pocket and go,” said Mal. The Patersons, with their three children, chose Cranbrook because of its climate, mountain setting and smaller size, feeling it would help them adapt more quickly and provide a access=subscriber section=news,none,none section=farmliving,none,none

Rod and Mal Paterson of Cranbrook, B.C., hang the South African-style dried meat and sausage they package and sell online and at farmers’ markets. Mal uses Canadian mustard in her flavoured Majestic Mustard products. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTOS

safe home for their three children. “We don’t regret the decision. It was a great place to become Canadian,” said Rod. They left behind a volatile homeland, where 2,000 farmers were murdered in the four years following the end of apartheid. The former cattle and sheep ranchers and agritourism operators from Waterval Boven arrived in British Columbia in a recession in 2003 and worked at odd jobs. Many years would pass before they were able to sell their farm, and then for only a fraction of its value.

They lived on their wages and savings, expanding the company’s processing facilities themselves “inch by inch,” paying cash for about $100,000 worth of equipment. “We had to be careful with every penny,” said Rod. Mal and Rod have worked for Biltong full time since 2009, with Rod handling the production and Mal overseeing marketing. The children also helped and took food safety courses. The family had experience in marketing but received a boost navigating through a plethora of business

challenges in Canada from B.C.’s Small Scale Food Processors Association. The Patersons received $15,000 under the Food Safety Systems Implementation (Processors) Program to upgrade equipment for their provincially inspected business. Candice Appleby, the association’s executive director, said her group offers support to members in marketing, education, networking and advocacy. “For up and coming companies, it helps them jump a lot of hurdles better than on their own,” she said.

Its food directory features more than 200 companies and 900 products, which it promotes to wholesalers and buyers at trade shows. The association also represents small producer-processors on international standards boards. An online network allows members to talk to one another about issues of common concern, such as buying cabbage, nutrition labelling software and staying abreast of trends, regulatory issues and consumer demands. “It lessens their time doing things so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time,” said Appleby.


Retirement allows time to exercise, volunteer in community SPEAKING OF LIFE



I have been reading your column for a long time and I have noticed that you encourage people

to retire only when they want to do so, not when someone in their family, company or union tells them that they should. I like that philosophy but I am wondering if you could be a little more practical. I am 58 years old. What can I do to stay young and active and not have to retire before I am ready?


I have a formula that can be used for dealing with aging but I advise meeting with your family physician to confirm you are suffi-

ciently healthy and able. People who are about your age have jumped from a quiet and relaxed lifestyle to demanding and challenging workout programs before they are ready. That is sometimes dangerous. The formula for successful aging asks you to consider three variables: exercise, nutrition and commitment. As you age, your body naturally deteriorates. You cannot stop it but you can control the rate of decline. If you spend hours watching television and doing little, you will age more

quickly. If you are active, you will stay young longer. That fits the adage of use it or lose it. At your age, you should be exercising every day, with some challenging workouts built into your exercise program two or three times weekly. Book an appointment at a gym and get a trainer to help you develop a program that will work and challenge you. To be active, you need the right kind of energy to keep your body going. You and your wife should consult a

nutritionist to help you plan meals. She will undoubtedly steer you away from fast food and into the produce section of the grocery store. You also need to have a purpose in life. Get a part-time job or volunteer in your community and make a difference. Finally, smile a lot. I am certain people live much longer when they smile. Jacklin Andrews is a family counsellor from Saskatchewan. Contact: jandrews@ access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none






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I have heard that Wii Fit and similar games are being used in senior care homes to help the people stay fit and active for as long as possible. I am in my 70s and I am living in my own home and wondering if it would be a good idea to get one for myself. Besides, my grandchildren will enjoy it.



ed and pink hearts decorate the stores, schools and homes in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Part of the season is filling out valentines for family and friends, tongues stained red from eating hot cinnamon hearts and smiles of anticipation while opening a box of chocolates. We should remember that Valentine’s Day is a time to show those who are important to us that they are appreciated and close to our hearts. The quickest way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach. The following recipes will help make any celebrations more satisfying.


POLYNESIAN MEATBALLS This dish fills your home with a wonderful aroma when cooking. Serve it with the rice dish below and lightly steamed broccoli, brussels sprouts or a fresh green salad. Crack open a bottle of bubbly or pomegranate juice mixed with club soda and a twist of lime. 1 c. uncooked 250 mL converted rice 2 lb. lean ground beef 900 g 1 tsp. parsley flakes 5 mL spice with salt, pepper and seasoning salt 3 tbsp. soy sauce 50 mL 1 tbsp. brown sugar 15 mL 1 c. apricot jam 250 mL 3 tbsp. vinegar 50 mL 1/4 tsp. paprika 1 mL Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Mix the rice, beef, parsley flakes and spices together. Form into one inch balls and place in a casserole or baking dish. Combine the soy sauce, sugar, jam, vinegar and paprika. Pour the sauce over the meatballs and bake for approximately 50 minutes. Serves six, depending on appetites. Note: use ground chicken or turkey if desired for this recipe. This dish can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. This dish can also be prepared in a slow cooker on low for seven hours or on high for four hours. Adapted from Company’s Coming Appetizers Cookbook.

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Combine the rice, water, butter and salt and place in a greased casserole. Stir well and bake covered at 350 F (180 C) for 50 minutes or until rice is fluffy and all the liquid is absorbed.

Delight your loved ones with old-fashioned brownies or an easy to make Jell-O cupid cup. |



HOT FUDGE SAUCE We love this sauce over ice cream and sliced bananas or drizzled over chocolate cake or brownies. Add it to white milk to make chocolate milk. 2/3 c. 1 2/3 c. 1 c. 1 tsp.

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Combine the cocoa, sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and let bubble for one minute. Reduce heat to a simmer and add vanilla. Stir. The sauce will thicken gradually as it cools. Ladle over the dessert of your choice and store leftovers in the fridge.

OLD-FASHIONED BROWNIES Feed your chocolate cravings with this treat. Garnish with fresh cut strawberries. Use a cookie cutter to make each brownie in the shape of a heart. 1 c. plus 2 tbsp. flour plus 30 mL 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 c. cocoa 2/3 c. brown sugar 2/3 c. white sugar 1 c. chocolate chips 4 eggs 3/4 c. oil 1 tbsp. vanilla

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Preheat the oven to 350 F ( 180 C). In a large mixing bowl, combine the above ingredients until mixed. Pour the batter into a prepared nine x 13 inch (22 X 33 cm) pan. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. When cool,

sprinkle with icing sugar if desired, cut and serve. Source: Prairie Pooches & Friends (

JELL-O CUPID CUPS Eating this wiggly dish brings out the kid in all of us. 2 c. boiling water, 500 mL divided 2 pkg strawberry Jell-O 85 g (or any red flavour), divided 1 1/2 c. cold water, divided 375 mL ice cubes 1 c. whipped topping 250 mL or whipped cream In a mixing bowl, add one cup (250 mL) boiling water to one package of Jell-O. Stir for about two minutes or until completely dissolved. Add in one cup (250 mL) of cold water and pour into dessert cups. Place in the fridge for one hour until the Jell-O is firm. While the Jell-O batch is setting, combine the remaining pack of Jell-O powder with one cup (250 mL) of boiling water. Stir for two minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to the remaining cold water to equal one cup (250 mL). Stir into the Jell-O until thickened. Add the whipped cream or topping until blended. Add to the first amount of prepared Jell-O in cups. Place back in the refrigerator until totally set. Top with valentine candy, a piece of fruit or a chocolate before serving. Makes eight servings. Source: Kraft Canada. Jodie Mirosovsky is a home economist from Rosetown, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. Contact:

VALENTINE’S DAY TRIVIA • The oldest surviving valentine dates from 1415. It is a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife. At the time, the duke was being held in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. • Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women. • One billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. • Hallmark produced its first valentine in 1913. • Hallmark now employs a research staff to analyze the sales of previous valentines. That analysis, combined with more than 100,000 customer interviews, focus groups and in-store observations, help create roughly 2,000 cards in Hallmark’s Valentine’s Day line. • More at-home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month. Source: Staff research

I cannot promote one brand but it seems that these type of games are being used now in retirement homes and similar long-term care facilities because they have physical and mental benefits for the users. They do need a certain amount of space because you don’t want to be hurling tennis racquets into the nearby TV or china cabinet. A recent study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine by Cay Anderson-Hanley of New York’s Union College looked at the role played by games that combine exercise with virtual reality environments in keeping older adults fit and healthy. The study suggests “exergames” and “cyber cycling,” combining an exercise bike with a virtual reality environment, could increase the frequency that people exercise. These machines shift attention from negative aspects such as boredom and repetitiveness to motivating features such as competition and three-dimensional scenery, leading to healthier individuals. The researchers suggested using the machines two or three times a week. Improved health, both physical and mental, was observed after three months. If you are also trying to ward off memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, mental challenges from game playing may be helpful. People who have done activities such as crossword puzzles, chess, Sudoku or card games such as poker or bridge for their whole lives have been found to be less likely to develop the amyloid brain plaques found in Alzheimer’s sufferers. Although it may be too late to start these activities after the onset of symptoms, it may help slow progression.

TABLET COMPUTERS, PAIN Computer tablets are great inventions but can be a little hard on the shoulder and neck muscles after prolonged use. This is due to the viewing angle, which is too low when the tablet is put on the lap, causing the person to bend their head and neck into an unnatural and uncomfortable position. The situation can be improved by putting the machine on a higher table or desk or using a special case that holds the tablet at the correct viewing angle. access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none

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Program links beef sector experts with youth Beef industry mentorship | The program started in Alberta last year and will go national this year BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Christy Goldhawk grew up in the city but her interest in cattle led her to the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. Now nearing the end of her yearlong participation, Goldhawk said the experience was worth the time invested and she recommends it to others. The program matches 16 people ages 18 to 35 with mentors in the beef industry. Mentors are selected to suit the interests and goals of program participants. Goldhawk is working on her doctorate at the veterinary school in Calgary. As a scientist with an interest in cattle, she said she wanted to learn how to better communicate with those who could benefit from her research.

“I love beef and I want to get more interested in it and I want to help (producers) to reach their consumers and communicate a lot better. So that kind of pushed me.” Those selected for the CYL program each get $2,000 to cover expenses

related to the program. Jackson said that often involves travel to conventions, meetings or interviews with experts in the participant’s field of interest. The participant and the mentor make a plan at the beginning of the

mentorship, set goals and decide how those goals will be met, she said. “You can get out of the program pretty much what you put into it.” Program applications and more information are available at www.


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Owen Roberts, director of research communications at the University of Guelph, was assigned as her mentor. Goldhawk said he guided her in various methods of communication and introduced her to numerous industry contacts that she thinks will be useful throughout her career. “It’s more than your one mentor because there’s so many opportunities to meet people.” On Jan. 24, the CYL program gained another sponsor with the addition of UFA Co-operative Ltd., which will donate $70,000 over the next three years. It joins Cargill, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Alberta Meat and Livestock Agency as program sponsors. Fawn Jackson, manager of the CYL program for the CCA, said the program is going national this year, after starting out in its first year as an Alberta program. Feb. 25 is the deadline for applications to the 2012 program. Last year, there were more than 50 applicants for the 16 program spots. “That’s not meant to discourage anybody from applying,” said Jackson. The interview process itself can be valuable for applicants even if they aren’t selected. That process involves a “round table” interview process with beef industry leaders. “These are the leaders of our industry so when you bring them into a room together and for an event together, the excitement and enthusiasm and knowledge and innovation … is absolutely phenomenal,” Jackson said. Goldhawk described it as intimidating but educational in teaching people to express their ideas clearly and succinctly. “To be honest, I was really intimidated to apply,” she said. access=subscriber section=news,livestock,none

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Health concerns, age and reduced community responsibilities mean Barb and Bill Toews’ life should slow down this year. | ED WHITE PHOTO

KANE, Man. — It’s the quiet time of year on the Toews farm, which sits halfway between Winkler and Winnipeg. But both Barb and Bill have been cheerfully busy. Earlier on this day, Barb had been in Winnipeg as part of her work with the Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba, presenting to the provincial government. And Bill had been enjoying a pastime that suddenly had become pleasurable again. “I have a little more time to read,” he said. “Honestly, there’s less tension now.” The tension that had been in the air around the Toews household came from Bill’s former duties as a farmerelected director of the Canadian Wheat Board, as well as being chair of the Canadian International Grains Institute. Both of those positions ended abruptly in December when the federal government’s new CWB act was passed and the old farmer-elected directors were fired. Now, instead of having to plow through and analyze piles of financial and management reports as preparation for CWB and CIGI board meetings, Bill can read books and magazines he likes. And he gets more of a chance to look at the published work of his daughter, who is a professional photographer in Mexico. Barb said she enjoys not having the tempestuousness of the day-to-day turmoil of the CWB issue thrust upon Bill every day. However, she’s not happy with what has happened. “Life’s easier, but we’re both sad because we’re both very passionate

Life’s easier, but we’re both sad because we’re both very passionate about the wheat board. BARB TOEWS FARMER

about the wheat board,” she said. “But life’s easier.” The CWB issue isn’t over for Bill, who is one of the directors taking legal action against the federal government, arguing it didn’t have the right to break the old wheat board act by passing a new one. But that legal situation isn’t a dayby-day commitment like the positions he held, so life has become less intense, especially with no crop growing in the fields. In the beginning … Barb and Bill are both locals, with Bill coming from a farming family and Barb being a town girl from Plum Coulee. They met nearby at the ball diamond. Bill was “a baseball star,” she said, although not one she was initially keen on. “I didn’t like him, but we figured it out later,” she said. Added Bill: “She didn’t like my competitive nature.” But as they got to like each other, their lives came together. Barb had been studying teaching while Bill studied agriculture at the University of Manitoba. They left the area for a long time, first with Bill teaching soil science in

Alberta and later when the family spent five years working in Canadian development projects in Kenya and Pakistan. It was there that Bill said he developed his commitment to “collective action” because he saw it work in those areas and also saw how weak people were without it. It’s a passion Barb shares, she noted as she repeated the motto of the Council of Women: “Together we’re stronger.” They raised three children overseas and back in Manitoba on the farm, got involved in organizations and pursued active lives. Barb taught adult literacy for 12 years in Winkler. Bill has been involved in farm policy and advocacy for decades. But now they are older and hope to also enjoy the quieter sides of farming life, without as much of the intensity and stress that the CWB situation had been bringing as it skyrocketed up into the political stratosphere. Bill noted at CWB directors’ local meetings last year that he has Parkinson’s disease, something he immediately turned into a joke by noting that if he seemed to be a little shaky, it wasn’t because he didn’t believe what he was saying. Barb is managing multiple sclerosis, and fortunately “I’m doing really well. I’m lucky,” she said. So they’ll keep active and committed to their causes but don’t mind toning life down a little and enjoying the farming life. “I’m looking forward to a number of years of farming,” said Bill. “I don’t know how long I’ll do it, but if I don’t have the wheat board to worry about, it’ll seem like semiretirement.” access=subscriber section=farmliving,none,none


THIS WEEK’S TEMPERATURE FORECAST Feb. 9 - 15 (averages are in °C)



THIS WEEK’S PRECIPITATION FORECAST Feb. 9 - 15 (averages are in mm)

Much above normal

Above normal

Churchill Prince George

Churchill Prince George


Edmonton Calgary




Saskatoon Regina

Below normal



Saskatoon Regina



Much below normal

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



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

6.6 3.2 4.0 6.6 4.2 8.9 4.7 -0.1 2.7 6.5 2.7 5.4 6.8 4.3 5.5 8.5 3.5 4.0

-9.7 -10.2 -11.5 -8.5 -10.8 -11.7 -14.0 -12.1 -16.2 -13.2 -15.2 -12.9 -8.6 -14.2 -8.0 -13.3 -14.2 -11.1




last week since Nov. 1 mm mm % 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.7 2.5 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5 0.0 1.0 0.0

15.1 30.7 19.1 45.4 46.0 19.4 13.0 24.4 31.7 17.9 42.8 22.0 28.5 11.4 37.8 20.7 21.0 19.3

30 48 29 78 102 32 21 40 48 32 70 41 54 22 73 42 33 34

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

10.2 10.8 2.8 5.3 4.0 6.6 4.4 12.7 3.2 10.0 8.5 5.3 7.8 6.9 13.3 4.2

-12.7 -8.0 -13.9 -11.8 -15.5 -16.4 -22.5 -10.2 -10.2 -10.3 -10.4 -16.3 -8.6 -9.1 -6.5 -11.9



last week since Nov. 1 mm mm % 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1 0.3 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.8

15.5 32.9 39.0 28.5 44.9 54.7 61.1 15.6 2.0 35.6 36.4 54.0 90.2 37.9 45.2 32.0

31 69 62 52 67 62 80 26 3 70 51 73 94 61 61 51

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

5.7 4.1 3.9 6.3 7.9 7.9 2.0 6.6

Precipitation last week since Nov. 1 mm mm %

-15.0 -14.4 -15.8 -11.0 -12.0 -13.2 -18.1 -13.7

2.2 3.3 5.6 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.4 1.4

35.1 26.3 23.4 10.1 9.5 31.7 38.0 23.6

55 37 34 15 12 42 52 32

-11.6 -13.8 -3.8 -8.0 -11.7

1.2 0.3 3.1 1.3 4.8

100.3 106.2 37.7 36.4 130.0

65 122 43 29 74

BRITISH COLUMBIA Cranbrook Fort St. John Kamloops Kelowna Prince George

6.9 5.9 8.5 7.9 3.9

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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