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Pulse growers see promise in soybeans Crop may see increased interest this year BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A top priority for Saskatchewan Pulse Growers this year is to explore the potential of soybean production in the province. “It is one area that we’re very interested in and see a lot of potential for growth,” said executive director Carl Potts. The crop provides growers with solid economic returns, consistent international market demand and an attractive alternative to add to the rotation to break some of the disease and weed pressure that is reducing yields in traditional crops. Statistics Canada doesn’t track soybean acres in Saskatchewan, but Kevin Elmy, co-owner of Friendly Acres Seed Farm in Saltcoats, Sask., estimates the province’s farmers planted 75,000 to 100,000 acres last year.

A team of horses pulls a wagon of stargazers through a tunnel of light as they take in the northern spirit light show at Evergreen Park near Grande Prairie, Alta. The seasonal festival, put on by the Peace Draft Horse Club and local sponsors, runs through the Christmas season. | RANDY VANDERVEEN PHOTO

Fusarium takes toll on seed SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Fusarium graminearum took a huge bite out of pedigreed seed supplies in 2012, particularly in Saskatchewan where some seed growers harvested unusually small crops that were heavily infected with the disease. Fusarium cut grain yields by as much as 50 percent in some parts of the province, and the proportion of fusarium damaged kernels (FDK) in certified wheat and barley crops was unusually high, leading to additional cleanout losses of 30 percent or more. The disease’s prevalence is raising concerns about whether it is being spread via pedigreed seed that contains traces of fusarium graminearum, even after the seed has been cleaned and conditioned. Graminearum is the most aggressive and

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than 50 percent of harvested kernels. Joe Rennick, a certified seed grower from Milestone, Sask., south of Regina, said certified seed crops on his farm produced variable yields, depending on when they were seeded. In some instances, wheat crops

that looked like they would produce 50 or 60 bushels per acre yielded in the mid 20s. “In the crops that were affected, it really hit the yield hard,” said Rennick. He said certified wheat crops that were hardest hit produced yields of 22 to 28 bu. per acre, a disappointing outcome considering the density of the stands. Clean-out losses on that material could cut production by another 20 to 30 percent, pushing the total marketable yield of conditioned certified seed as low 15 to 20 bu. per acre. The prevalence of fusarium in certified seed crops is prompting discussions about whether the pedigreed seed industry should establish fusarium thresholds on certified seed supplies. SEE FUSARIUM, PAGE 2


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Yields cut by nearly half | Concerns rise over spread of disease through cleaned pedigreed seed costly of the fusarium species. The yield losses caused by fusarium will almost certainly result in regional shortages of certified wheat and barley seed, said Bruce Carriere, manager of Discovery Seed Labs. “There’s going to be a seed shortage, big time,” Carriere said. “There are some growers that have nothing to sell.” Fusarium losses in Saskatchewan varied from region to region and were largely influenced by local weather conditions. Seeding date was also an important factor in determining overall infection rates. Some crops planted in early to midMay were heavily infected while others planted later experienced minor losses. Overall, there were numerous hotspots where infections rates reached record levels and where fusarium graminearum was evident on more









Fusarium takes toll Most fusarium damaged kernels can be cleaned out of pedigreed seed using a gravity table, but there is no guarantee that the remaining seeds do not carry traces of fusarium graminearum. Commercial grain growers who buy certified seed are responsible for asking whether the seed has been tested for fusarium graminearum and whether fusarium damaged kernels were prevalent in pre-conditioned seed lots. Growers who plant farm-saved seed should check seed for traces of the disease. In Alberta, fusarium graminearum was declared a pest under the province’s Agricultural Pest Act in 1999. The declaration, when combined with Alberta’s fusarium management plan, means there is a zerotolerance threshold on pedigreed seed that contains detectable traces of fusarium graminearum. In other words, it is illegal for any Alberta farmer to buy, sell, distribute or grow seed that is contaminated with the fungus. The increasing prevalence of the disease in Western Canada has the Alberta government and some Alberta seed growers questioning whether the zero-tolerance policy f o r s e e d - b o r n e f u s a r i u m g ra minearum should be revisited. Fusarium has already been detected in cereal crops produced in southern Alberta in 2010 and 2011. The disease has also been confirmed in the Peace River district.




As well, unusually wet weather in Alberta last year is expected to encourage the disease’s spread. Gayah Sieusahai, chair of the province’s fusarium action committee, said plant pathologists are reviewing the province’s fusarium management plan. Support for a zero-tolerance policy on seed-borne fusarium may be waning in Alberta, especially given that the disease has already been detected in the province. As well, Sieusahai said it is difficult to ensure that all certified seed transported across the SaskatchewanAlberta border is fusarium-free. To complicate matters, plots of breeder seed planted at Agriculture Canada’s seed increase unit near Indian Head, Sask., were also heavily infected in 2012. That has prompted concerns that breeder seed from Agriculture Canada’s newest and most promising cereal varieties may contain traces of fusarium graminearum, even after the seed has been cleaned and conditioned. If that is the case, breeder seed from Agriculture Canada’s Indian Head facility would be prohibited from entering Alberta’s pedigreed seed system unless existing terms of the province’s fusarium management plan are amended. Officials at Indian Head will be examining conditioned seed lots in early 2013 to determine if heat treatment procedures were effective in eliminating seed-borne traces of fusarium graminearum.

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Canada scientists question the wisdom of stacking herbicide tolerance genes. 5 HAY FRAUD: Reports out of the U.S. of undelivered Canadian hay has alarmed the feed industry. 14 FOOD INDUSTRY: A new report says lack of research impedes food sector innovation in Canada. 17 FARM WORKERS: An agriculture course for Aboriginal students will run for a second year. 19

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MP who scored a surprise win in Quebec is the NDP’s deputy agriculture critic. 20 U.S. FARM BILL: Amidst U.S. budgetary confusion, the country’s farm bill has been extended until September. 55 PRIDE OF LETHBRIDGE: Alberta Terminals Ltd. still towers over Lethbridge, decades after it was built. 26 USER FEES: The Canadian Grain Commission has completed another round of user fee consultations. 64


As a speaker during the holiday season, riparian specialist Lorne Fitch took a contrary view to consumption that dominates the season. His message challenged those in his Dec. 20 audience to reduce their focus on consumerism in the new year. “Consider this simple proposition: buy less, consume less and live on a healthier Earth longer,” he told a meeting of the Southern Alberta Council of Public Affairs. “Consuming our way to a better world seems self defeating.” Fitch, an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary and a biologist with the Alberta Cows and Fish program, has long advocated protecting the environment from the ravages that people impose upon it. However, environmental protection does not always mesh with Alberta’s

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Soybeans enjoy popularity boost Elmy predicts that farmers will plant 250,000 acres of soybeans this year and that there will be two to three million acres of the crop within the next five to 10 years. That would rival the amount of peas or lentils seeded annually in Saskatchewan. He attributes the northwest movement of the crop into Saskatchewan to the discovery of daylight sensitive varieties, where hours of sunshine are more important than heat units. Elmy said farmers who have grown soybeans won’t go back to peas and lentils. “These things are so easy to manage. There are no big disease controls and weed control is easy,” he said. Potts said soybeans fall under the pulse umbrella based on regulations established under the Saskatchewan Agri-Food Council decades ago. The association is hiring a consultant to conduct an economic analysis of the crop’s potential in the province. That report, which is expected to be finished in early 2013, will help guide the work of a soybean team comprising growers and experts in the areas of agronomy and economics. The team will be tasked with devising a strategy on how to best spend grower levy dollars in an effort to boost Saskatchewan soybean production. Elmy thinks he already knows the answer: spend money screening varieties suitable for Saskatchewan’s climate, fine-tuning agronomic recommendations and encouraging the development of a soybean processing sector. He knows of only one processor in the province — O & T Farms in Regina. Potts also has a hunch what the team will recommend. “My gut feeling is that agronomic research will be an important element of where we’d likely look to invest going forward,” he said. The vast majority of pulse check-off revenue has been spent funding breeding programs at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre, but that might not be the appropriate model for soybeans.

“Soybeans are a huge crop globally. There’s a lot of investment in genetics already, which is different than lentils and peas,” said Potts. There wouldn’t be much need to invest in a breeding program if the strategy determines that Saskatchewan should grow commodity beans for the crushing industry, like they do in Manitoba. However, breeding could be a spending priority if the strategy calls for growing non-genetically modified beans for human consumption markets, as is the case in some parts of Ontario. Elmy is convinced growing for the crushing industry is the way to go. He said the demand for high protein feed is strong and growing because of the expanding middle class in India and China. He has been growing soybeans in eastern Saskatchewan for 11 years and has agronomy tips for growers considering planting the crop this year. Variety selection is critical. Elmy worries that many growers were fooled into thinking the early-maturing varieties they planted in 2012 will work every year. That may not be the case because many areas of the province received way more corn heat units than normal last year, which could be skewing the results. He believes farmers should be growing daylight sensitive varieties. Applying liberal amounts of good quality inoculant is another important agronomic practice. “If they think they’re putting on enough, add more,” said Elmy. Other tips include seeding later rather than earlier and rolling the soil. Potts said the soybean strategy will be in place before the close of SPG’s fiscal year at the end of August so that it can create a research and development budget for the project for 2013-14.



One farmer predicts soybean acreage in Saskatchewan will more than double this year and rise exponentially in popularity over the next decade. New daylight sensitive varieties would make the crop easier to produce, and ease of weed control makes the crop attractive to producers. | KEVIN ELMY PHOTO


Flax growers try to flush Triffid from system New program unveiled | Industry optimistic that CDC Triffid can be eliminated from seed inventories by early 2014 BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

The Canadian flax industry hopes to rid the country’s commercial flax supply of the last troublesome traces of CDC Triffid, a genetically modified variety that disrupted flax exports to Europe in 2009. The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission and other flax industry stakeholders unveiled details of the Reconstituted Flax Seed Program Jan. 7 during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. Success of the program hinges on two factors. First, flax growers across Canada will be encouraged to market all stocks of commercial flax seed produced prior to 2013 before early 2014. In addition, seed growers holding CDC pedigreed flax seed will be asked to deliver those seed lots into the commercial grain handling system. Second, farmers throughout Canada will be encouraged to plant certi-

Flax growers will be encouraged to market all commercial seed produced before 2013 by early 2014. Seed growers holding CDC pedigreed flax seed will be asked to deliver those seed lots into the commercial grain handling system. | FILE PHOTO fied seed, including reconstituted pedigreed flax seed that will be available for 2014 planting. The two measures are expected to flush all remaining traces of CDC

Triffid out of the Canadian flax pipeline and ensure that all new production is derived from GM-free seed. Linda Braun, executive director with SaskFlax, said the industry is

optimistic that the final traces of CDC Triffid can be eliminated from commercial and pedigreed flax seed inventories by early 2014. “We’ve done the Triffid testing program and we’re continuing with that but we can’t get to zero unless we start with zero Triffid in the planting seed.” Another central component of the plan involves the reconstitution of all breeder seed from selected flax varieties developed at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. Led by flax breeder Helen Booker, the CDC has reconstituted four CDC flax varieties to ensure that all breeder seed from those varieties contain no traces of Triffid. The reconstituted varieties are CDC Bethune 14, CDC Sorrel 14, CDC Sanctuary and CDC Glas. Certified seed from those varieties will be available in time for spring 2014 planting. Additional CDC varieties — includ-

ing Vimy — will also be reconstituted but certified seed from those varieties may not be available until 2015 or later. Braun and SeCan’s western Canadian business manager Todd Hyra said the industry is confident that there will be enough Triffid-free certified flax seed to plant more than one million acres in the spring of 2014. In 2012, Canadian farmers planted roughly one million acres of flax. Industry estimates suggest that roughly 80 percent of Canada’s total flax acres are planted to CDC varieties. Braun said she expects that farmers will support the program. “I think farmers realize that if we don’t do this, we may never get some of those markets back,” she said. In 2009, traces of Triffid flax were found in European shipments. The variety was approved in Canada but the European Union’s zero tolerance for trace levels of GM material led to the shipments’ rejection.





ABOVE: Candy Tetu of Handy Special Events in Saskatoon does some last minute vacuuming before the Crop Production Show, which ran Jan 8-10 in Saskatoon. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTOS RIGHT: Tim Zerr of Seed Master of Emerald Park, Sask., polishes a 5012-CT air drill in preparation for visitors.



Power line route pondered

Preferred routes chosen for two electric lines

Power line company provides more options for project STORIES BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Numerous new routes for a controversial power line project in southern Alberta are being considered. However, residents south of Pincher Creek continue to question the need for any new electrical line at all. The Goose Lake to Etzikom Coulee project has been in the consultation process for more than a year. AltaLink, which has been tasked with identifying preferred and alternate routes for the 240 kilovolt overhead line, has come under fire from a landowner group that objects to a power line crossing native grassland and scenic foothills ranching country. The line may skirt the edge of Waterton Lakes National Park or pass through the Blood Indian reserve. It would be 170 to 220 kilometres long, depending on the route selected, with a proposed cost of $300 to $450 million. In December, AltaLink added a number of possible routes to its map of the region. Scott Schreiner, AltaLink’s director of external engagement, said they were added as a result of the ongoing consultation process. The additions garnered faint praise from Anne Stevick of the Chinook Area Land Users Association (CALUA). “They actually have listened to some of the comments,” said Stevick about AltaLink. “They’ve put some alternate routes in that we think, if it has to go in, would be more suitable.” However, she said CALUA ques-

They’ve put some alternate routes in that we think, if it has to go in, would be more suitable. ANNE STEVICK CHINOOK AREA LAND USERS ASSOCIATION

tions the need for the line, which was determined by the Alberta Electric System Operator in 2008. “We think this line is unnecessary. We don’t agree with it,” she said. Schreiner said company representatives continue to meet with landowners on the potential routes, and another set of open houses or public meetings will likely be scheduled in May or June. “The best information we get is from landowners,” Schreiner said. “That’s how they’re going to help us get to a preferred and alternate route down the road.” More potential routes were added in response to residents’ concerns about routing the new line along existing roads, railroads and power lines and after examining options for connection to other lines at the western end and along the east side of Waterton Reservoir. Schreiner said more options may be added, depending on the outcome of further consultations and public meetings. A proposed route across the Blood Indian reserve would shorten the line and also be cheaper to build, but that will depend on discussions with Indian band leaders. AltaLink successfully negotiated a route several years ago for a power

line that crosses both the Blood and Pikani reserves, said Schreiner, so there is a precedent. Stevick said CALUA has consulted a lawyer and been told that the proposed line becomes a matter of federal jurisdiction if the province plans to use it to export electricity, which could delay or cancel the project. Landowners elsewhere in the province have filed a lawsuit against the AUC that challenges the constitutionality of spending billions of dollars on power lines for the purposes of exporting electricity. The suit is supported by Alberta’s opposition Wildrose party. However, the need for this line was determined four years ago and the CALUA lawyer said chances of revisiting that decision are low. The proposed line is part of the Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement project, which is designed in part to provide infrastructure for wind turbine electrical generation. That assumes the wind turbine projects now being considered will come to fruition, but Stevick said it is far from certain. “The lawyer said if people can keep stalling this and keep pushing it back, time is in our favour, because the economics of these wind farms is not going to be there.” Schreiner said AltaLink’s job is not to determine the need for the line but to find the route with the lowest overall impact. Ideally, AltaLink would like to propose a preferred and alternate route to the AUC this fall and start construction in winter 2014. Stevick said her group doesn’t want that to happen.

Alberta Utilities Commission | Preferred and alternate routes soon submitted for review The company tasked with building electrical lines in Alberta has finalized preferred and alternate routes for two portions of a system in southern Alberta. AltaLink released maps in December of its preferred and alternate routes for a 240 kilovolt power line it expects to build from Picture Butte to Etzikom Coulee and from Etzikom Coulee to Whitla. Scott Schreiner, director of external engagement for AltaLink, said the company plans to submit its route information to the Alberta Utilities Commission this spring. The AUC will then decide whether to accept that information, apply conditions or reject the plans. The Picture Butte to Etzikom Coulee portion is a 66 to 80 kilometre line. Specific length depends upon the route selected. The Etzikom to Whitla stretch is a projected 87 to 90 km. Schreiner said AltaLink has consulted with every landowner on the route and will continue to discuss plans as needed. “There’s always going to be potentially smaller movements with the line and the route that can still be done at this point,” he said. The proposed power line route will cross primarily cultivated land, much of it irrigated. The line’s effect

on irrigation and aerial spraying were among concerns raised by landowners during open houses last year. Schreiner said basic compensation for towers and easements are similar for all landowners, but additional compensation for impediments to irrigation or spraying are negotiated case by case. “We compensate on current and best use of the land,” he said. Environmental assessments earlier in the process raised concerns about the line crossing Stafford Reservoir near Coaldale, which could affect a sensitive pelican foraging area. The reservoir is also popular for summer recreation. AltaLink now plans to enclose the line in a bridge-like conduit across the reservoir rather than erect towers for power lines across the span. “It limits the visual impact, it limits the environmental impact and because of the technology that would have been required to do the crossing as an overhead system, the cost of it is very similar,” said Schreiner. AltaLink plans to start construction of both projects next winter if the AUC accepts the proposed and/ or alternate routes that have been presented.


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CGC adopts new sprouting limits for 2013-14 durum BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

The Canadian Grain Commission has approved new sprouting tolerances for Canada Western amber durum wheat beginning in the 201314 crop year. As of Aug. 1, tolerances for severely sprouted kernels will be relaxed for the top two grades of CWAD and tightened for No. 3 durum. Tolerances for severely sprouted kernels in No. 1 CWAD will be doubled from 0.1 percent of total kernels to 0.2 percent. Tolerances for severely sprouted kernels in No. 2 durum will increase from 0.2 percent to 0.4 percent. The combined total of sprouted and severely sprouted kernels for both grades will be unchanged at 0.5 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively. Daryl Beswitherick, the grain commission’s program manager of quality assurance ser vice, said the changes will have little or no financial impact on durum producers when sprouting is not a prevalent concern. In years when sprouting is more common, the changes will allow more durum to qualify for the top grades, he added. Seventy-one percent of the CWAD produced in 2012 fell in the top two grades. New tolerances have been also established for No. 3 CWAD. Beginning Aug. 1, samples that

contain more than three percent severely sprouted kernels and more than seven percent total sprouted kernels will no longer qualify as No. 3. Samples that exceed those limits will automatically be downgraded. There are currently no grading thresholds for severely sprouted kernels in No. 3 CWAD. Beswitherick said grain commission research found that tolerances for severely sprouted kernels in the top two grades of CWAD could be relaxed without affecting end-use quality. The research also suggested that sprouting tolerances for No. 3 CWAD should be tightened to ensure end-users’ expectations. The changes were approved based on recommendations made by the Western Standards Committee last November. The commission also approved new moisture specifications for barley in the newly established food barley class. Maximum moisture levels for covered food barley varieties will be set at 13.5 percent and moisture levels for hulless food barley varieties will be set at 14.0 percent, effective Aug. 1 in Western Canada and July 1 in Eastern Canada. Moisture specifications for feed and malting barley will not change. The grain commission also announced last month that Canada Western Solin will no longer be regulated under the Canada Grain Act beginning in 2013-14.

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Researchers split on stacking herbicides to fight resistance Rethinking herbicide use | Group of scientists say stacking herbicides with resistant genes focuses only on short-term gains BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

A split in opinion about the merits of stacking herbicide tolerance genes on top of existing technology is brewing controversy within North America’s weed science profession. A group of Canadian and American weed scientists is openly challenging the prevalent wisdom that crops with two or more herbicide tolerant traits will remedy the problem of herbicide resistant weeds. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved a DowAgroSciences technology last year that combined 2,4-D tolerance with glyphosate tolerance. Dow expects to launch its Enlist weed control system for corn in 2013 and soybeans in 2015, pending approval in the United States. Meanwhile, Monsanto expects to introduce genetically modified soybean seed next year that combines dicamba tolerance with its Roundup Ready technology In a paper published last year in Weed Science, four Agriculture Canada weed scientists and two professors at American universities said it

makes little sense to combat the problem of glyphosate resistant weeds by throwing more herbicides at the problem. “Why are so many weed scientists and extension personnel recommending more herbicides to mitigate herbicide resistance problems?” their paper asked. Neil Harker, an Agriculture Canada researcher in Lacombe, Alta., and lead author of the Weed Science paper, said only a few people in the weed science community are asking tough questions about stacked technology. “There is a definite split. It’s best characterized by saying there are those that … (think) we should change directions a bit.” Harker and fellow Agriculture Canada scientists John O’Donovan, Hugh Beckie and Robert Blackshaw argue in the paper that stacked resistant genes will have short-term benefits. In the longer term, the technology and overuse of herbicides will lead to weeds with resistance to a long list of herbicides. Instead, Harker said scientists should be studying alternative methods of controlling weeds to slow the

evolution of resistance and preserve existing herbicides. David Mortensen, a plant science professor at Penn State university, said scientists and growers should pause and evaluate all options before continuing down the path of more technology and more herbicides. “If we entrench agricultural practices to choices that are largely herbicide solutions … we’re concerned that we will start closing doors on the alternatives that could be used by farmers,” he said. Mark Peterson, global biology team leader for Dow’s Enlist technology, said it is another tool to fight weed resistance. He doesn’t agree that it exacerbates the problem. “There shouldn’t be too much controversy to bringing new tools to diversify weed management,” he said. “There’s a range of opinions of the issue of weed resistance management…. The broad consensus of the weed science community, in terms of how to address herbicide resistant weeds, is to increase diversity of weed management.” Bruce Maxwell, a land resources

and environmental sciences professor at Montana State University, said part of the problem is the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), a professional association. Weed scientists employed by major crop protection companies dominate the WSSA agenda, he said. As a result, producers and the public shouldn’t be surprised that corporate profit is driving the science within the weed science profession, he added. “It’s sort of a mouthpiece for industry in many respects. And many scientists are reluctant to expose problems with chemistries because they are sort of beholden to these folks (corporations) in different ways,” he said. To illustrate the inordinate attention that weed scientists pay to herbicides, Harker and O’Donovan, reviewed journal articles published from 1995 to June 1, 2012. They found that weed scientists wrote hundreds of articles on herbicides but only dozens of papers on integrated weed management (IWM), which uses multiple tools to control weeds. “The number of articles that weed

scientists publish is 10 to one, herbicides vs. alternative technologies,” Harker said. Weed scientists study herbicides because they are the most effective and easiest tool to control weeds, he added, while alternative tools such as weed seed destruction, intensive seeding rates and intercropping are less effective and not well understood. However, as Harker asked in a paper that will appear in Weed Technology in 2013, why aren’t more scientists studying alternatives to herbicides, considering that glyphosate resistance has been a big issue in North America for a number of years? However, Peterson said weed scientists employed by major crop protection companies are trained at publicly funded universities. Therefore, it’s incorrect to assume that corporate weed scientists are attempting to stifle independent research, which promotes alternatives to herbicides. THE WESTERN PRODUCER WILL EXPLORE THE ISSUE OF STACKED HERBICIDE RESISTANCE IN MORE DETAIL IN THE JAN. 17 EDITION.




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Feed markets feel impact of U.S. drought Tight feed markets may see Canadian calves head south BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU


The U.S. Midwest drought continues to have strange effects on the prairie feedgrains market, with U.S. corn possibly coming north and Canadian calves possibly heading south. No one would have predicted in late summer the possibility of Canadian livestock heading south for feeding nor U.S. feedgrains coming to the better-supplied Prairies. However, a combination of tight barley and bullish farmers is making some parts of the Prairies a more expensive place to feed an animal than in the drought zone. “Feeding in Canada is every bit as expensive as feeding in the U.S.,” said Jim Beusekom of Market Place Commodities. “There’s a possibility that feeder cattle will actually start heading south again.” Errol Anderson of Pro Market also thinks Canadian animals could be s h i p p e d i n t o d ro u g h t z o n e s because feed is turning out to be cheaper than expected there as corn demand dies. “A lot of the guys from Calgary and south, it’s common for them to feed cattle in Kansas as much as they do up here,” said Anderson, who thinks prairie barley is overpriced. “They’ll go wherever it works best. Ultimately, barley prices are going to have to break.” Anderson said he is receiving reports that hog producers in southern Manitoba are already importing U.S. corn because it is cheaper than local feedgrains. The practice could spread if domestic feedgrain prices stay high. “We’re going to be extremely tight, but if this corn price continues to drop and if the economics allows it, southern Alberta will start bringing in corn, too,” said Anderson. He said farmers tend to be overbullish during short-supply situations because they don’t realize high prices can kill demand. “They only look at one side of the equation,” said Anderson. “This just shows how demand corrects itself. Some goes away.” Beusekom said prairie farmers shouldn’t assume the stock situation will keep getting tighter and today’s prices will keep going higher. Today’s prices already factor in most of the bullish factors, he said. “We have to repeatedly remind ourselves that prices are very, very high,” said Beusekom.

Price predictions all over map South America bumper crop? | Good U.S. crop could sink prices but drought would reignite rally BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

Farmers face a variety of open questions this year, the answers to which could send prices soaring sky high or diving to the depths, analysts say. More than any year in memory, the outlook for the next 12 months is unpredictable. “If we get a recovery in the weather, world stocks start to rebuild and U.S. stocks begin to rebuild, we could see corn futures (fall to) $4 per bushel,” said Arlan Suderman of Chicagobased Water Street Solutions. “If the drought continues into the growing season, which is a legitimate threat at this point, we could easily revisit the highs of 2012.” Those highs were around $9 per bu. for corn, which is well above today’s range around $7 and far above the $6 level that was reached ju s t b e f o re t h e U. S. Mi d w e s t drought sparked the massive 2012 grain market rally. Suderman’s range of $4 to $9 is huge, revealing the susceptibility of the market to many factors. Analyst Darin Newsom of DTN is more bearish, seeing damage to demand from the 2012 price spike overwhelming even possible production problems such as a continuation of the Midwest drought. Newsom wonders if the cycle of high crop prices is ending. “Are we beginning the end of the demand market that has supported not only corn but all agriculture since about 2005?” Newsom said. “If we are, then even if we have a drought in the spring of 2013, I don’t think it makes any difference.” Analysts appear to agree that it is impossible to predict U.S. production or world demand for 2013, following the severe drought and wild rally that ravaged production and hit buyers hard. With neither supply nor demand easy to predict, the outlook is murky. Analysts say the biggest questions for the market to answer are: Will the U.S. drought continue? Some U.S. crops, such as corn and

soybeans, are dominant in the world market, so U.S. production is a major factor in setting world prices. Midwest and central Plains soil is still extremely dry and the 2013 crop has poor prospects unless lots of moisture comes by seeding season. State of the U.S. winter wheat crop Dry fall soil and almost no snow cover until recently have put the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop in unstable condition. If it recovers, the world will remain adequately supplied with wheat. If it has significant problems, wheat supply will continue to tighten. South American soybean crops Soybean futures still show a significant spread between the nearby contract and those from March

onward, when the Brazilian and Argentine crops become available. Predictions of a record large 83 million tonne Brazilian soybean crop are allowing markets to relax about future supplies, although stocks will still be tight through 2013 even if a large crop is harvested. Markets would likely react if something undermines the Brazilian crop. Weather problems last year reduced Brazil’s crop to 66.5 million tonnes, down from the record 75.3 million the year before. Argentina, the world’s third largest soybean producer, suffered a wet seeding season and there is a wide divergence in soy crop forecasts, from about 45 million to 55 million tonnes. Weather has recently improved and the crop that is seeded is generally in good to excellent condition. Because of weather problems,

production fell to 41 million tonnes last year. The record was set in 2009-10 at 54.5 million. Strength of demand High prices hurt many crop buyers in 2012, and a spate of soybean sales made at high prices were cancelled last fall after the worst of the drought damage passed. Many cancellations were made by Chinese buyers, convincing some analysts that Chinese demand is not as rock solid as many have believed. More sales were cancelled early this month, making that concern greater. The true extent of damage to long-term demand won’t become clear until closer-to-average prices and stocks are available. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE






Low input costs make flax a profitable choice Flax outperforms canola | Growing omega 3 market increases flax demand BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Venkata Vakulabharanam has a message for growers who think flax doesn’t compare favourably to other crops. “I would say, ‘think again,’ ” Saskatchewan Agriculture’s oilseed specialist told delegates attending the flax portion of Crop Production Week. Using numbers provided by agricultural consultant Kevin Hursh, Vakulabharanam showed growers that flax was one of the most profitable crops to grow in Saskatchewan in 2012, outperforming canola by $39 per acre. Fellow panelist Shane Stokke, a producer from Watrous, Sask, agreed. Flax delivered a net profit on his farm before fixed costs of $280.04 per acre compared to $237.48 for canola. His flax crop averaged 28 bushels per acre while canola averaged 32 bu. per acre. The calculation was based on a price of $14.50 per bu. for flax and $13.50 for canola. “Flax is the highest net profit crop that I can grow, and it really does suit our farm very well,” said Stokke. It’s not just a one-year anomaly, he added. “Eight out of 10 years our flax will

» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE General world economy The never-ending increases in world demand for crops relies on the economies of advanced countries such as the United States and those of Europe limping along, as they have fitfully done since the 2008 financial crisis, and those of developing countries such as China, Brazil and India continuing to expand. Anything that sets the world into recession would be bad for crop demand. The flow of investment money A big share of trade in agricultural futures markets is now owned by non-commercial investment money. Since the beginning of the long-term commodity bull market in the early 2000s, commodity investment funds have become popular as an asset class separate from the equity and bond markets. This speculative market has at times led rallies and slumps, so it’s a major cause of volatility. Investment money has been leaving agricultural commodities since last summer, which can be seen as either a bullish or bearish factor. It’s bullish if the retreat is temporary and will reverse upon new positive news. It’s bearish if the money is permanently leaving the sector and won’t be there for future rallies. Prairie crop market analysts are watching farmer behaviour closely this winter and into the spring to answer prairie-specific questions

With good yields, flax returns can exceed canola. | FILE PHOTO outdo our canola.” Stokke said it boils down to the lower input costs required to grow flax. Flax markets have been reeling since the discovery of Triffid in the supply chain, but the North American feed side of the business is poised for takeoff, said Rob Dreger, manager

of international market development with O&T Farms. He told delegates that 22 percent of all eggs in the Canadian market are now branded as omega 3, which sell for $4.25 a dozen compared to $2.35 a dozen for conventional eggs. “I’m not going to tell you what the

raised during 2012. For example, will farmers retreat from canola after thousands had bad experiences in 2012? Chuck Penner of LeftField Commodity Research wants to see if farmers attribute disappointing canola yields and returns to crop disease from tight rotations or from flowering season heat. Farmers will probably cut acres this spring if disease gets the blame. “But if farmers attribute it to the heat, then they may push canola acres again in the spring,” said Penner, who thinks canola still appears to offer better returns than wheat or durum this year. Jim Beusekom, owner of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, said farmers benefited from holding onto crops through last winter and into the summer and might try the same thing this year. “They’ve been very complacent sellers,” said Beusekom, who sees danger for farmers in holding onto crops in 2013 because he expects lower prices. “They might hang on too long,” he said. “Last year’s success came from the U.S. drought. Those who try to copy that this year are playing Russian roulette.” Newsom is looking for evidence over the course of the year about whether the long-term bull market, driven by growing demand, will continue. He’s doubtful it will. “I think 2013 could be the capper to all this, the great final scene that we see in movies and books,” said Newsom. “I think it really is setting up to be just that.”


incremental cost is to grow a dozen eggs with omega 3 in them, but let’s just say that somebody is really making a tidy profit,” said Dreger. Omega 3 enriched food is expected to generate $7 billion in sales by 2015. The specialty eggs didn’t exist in 2002. “We’re still at the bottom of the curve and it’s coming. Those are huge numbers,” he said. Dreger said Loblaws has an entire division dedicated to omega 3 food. “This is not pie-in-the-sky stuff. This is coming.” Vakulabharanam said the crop has more to offer than healthy profits and a growing market. Research shows canola typically performs better on flax stubble than it does on pulse stubble and in some soil zones growers achieve better yields growing canola on flax stubble than on summerfallow. Stokke said he sees that on his farm. “Canola does better on flax ground than on any other ground because there’s less trash,” he said. A grower in the audience asked if there was a problem growing canola on flax fields sprayed with Authority herbicide because the label says there has to be a 24-month waiting period before planting canola. Vakulabharanam said new research shows the waiting period is only 12 months and the label is in the process of being changed. Stokke confirmed there is no problem growing canola the following

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year on a flax field treated with Authority. Authority controls difficult weeds such as kochia, while Headline fungicide controls pasmo disease. Vakulabharanam said flax also survives hailstorms better than other crops and is ideal for breaking the disease cycle because flax is not susceptible to the same yield-limiting diseases as canola and pulses. Stokke said producers usually factor in an average yield of 20 to 21 bu. per acre for flax, which is not the case on his farm. “If I see anything less than 25 I’m dissatisfied, something happened. Twenty-eight is what I usually budget,” he said. Stokke provided tips for achieving better flax yields on the farm: • Seed early: Many growers leave flax until the end, but Stokke said he has had success seeding flax after his canola, around May 15. • Seed shallow: Stokke says planting 13 millimetres deep works best on his farm. • Watch out for fertilizer burn: This is one of Stokke’s biggest concerns, so he limits the amount of phosphorus he applies to the crop. • Plant on clean fields: Flax doesn’t compete well with weeds, although Authority has helped. • Headline fungicide is a must : Stokke says the difference between crop treated with the fungicide and crop left untreated is stark.

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Falling corn prices lift hog producers’ spirits Stable U.S. sow herd surprises market | North American pork exporters could profit from European open housing rules BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

Falling corn prices today and a weak corn price outlook have saved pork producers’ bacon from what could have been a brutal New Year’s setback. The most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report revealed that the U.S. sow herd isn’t shrinking, which would normally be expected to lower hog prices. However, the market was able to shrug off the stunning surprise because of the drop in corn prices, which are the main cost of producing pigs. The industry is also looking forward to increased pork export sales demand that Europe isn’t expected to be able to meet because of anticipation that the European Union’s mandatory open housing rules will reduce the size of its hog herd. “The big impact is from feed prices,” Hams Marketing market analyst Tyler Fulton said about the lack of significant reaction to the Dec. 28 report, which found the U.S. sow herd has not shrunk at all compared to a year ago, despite the brutal Midwest drought. Most analysts and farmers assumed producers would do what they have always done when profits collapse: liquidate sows and leave feeder barns empty. However, that hasn’t happened, according to the USDA. The number of sows and pigs in the United States is virtually identical to last year’s tally at this time. University of Missouri analyst Ron

Vertically integrated producers have not been forced to downsize herds during recent profit losses. | Plain said the USDA report’s sow numbers are “quite bearish,” but the prospect of big feedgrain crops coming from South America now and North America this summer trumps that factor. As long as those crops are as large as is now expected, farmers should be able to access much cheaper feedgrains than they were forced to buy in the second half of 2012. However, profitability could be threatened again if those big crops run into any trouble. “We badly need rain and more feed produced this summer,” said Plain. James Robb of the Livestock Marketing Information Centre agreed American hog farmers are gambling that big feedgrain supplies will become available again soon. “They’ve had substantial red ink, but they’re looking ahead,” said Robb.

“They think if they can manage until the new crop, they will be positioned rather well to the advantage (of high pork prices and lower corn prices). It looks like most hog producers in North America are taking the risk.” Fulton said producers’ refusal to reduce their herds in spite of massive losses might mark the end of the inand-out phenomenon of past hog cycles, which many had expected to end years ago. Most hog production now comes from vertically integrated producers, either directly owned by food companies or in long term contracts with them. As a result, there is no desire or need to quit producing during temporary downturns. “The U.S. industry is so dominated by big outfits with ownership in packing houses there’s no rationale for them to get in and out of the business


when they see short-term profitability hits,” said Fulton. Booming export sales of Canadian and U.S. pork also contribute to producers’ bullish outlook, especially with the imposition of the sow stall ban in the EU Jan. 1. The hog industries of some countries, such as France, are dominated by older producers who don’t intend to refit their barns and will likely quit the business as soon as they’re forced to stop using sow stalls. Some analysts have estimated that five to 10 percent of some countries’ sow herds could disappear. However, most countries aren’t actively enforcing the EU ban, and the expected reduction of the European herd might take months or years. “It doesn’t appear that it’s going to be enforced immediately or rigorously,” said Plain. “The world did not become a lot different on the second.”

However, Europe will likely lose world market share over time. “These countries are going to continue to pressure and shut down operations, and that should lead to less pork exports from Europe, which should strengthen the hand of U.S. and Canadian farmers,” said Plain. The relaxed reaction to the biggert h a n - e x p e c t e d U. S. s o w h e r d depends on cheap feedgrain and continuing strong export demand. George Morris Centre analyst Kevin Grier noted in his Jan. 4 Canadian Pork Market Review that the bullishness about those factors could be a danger down the road. “The initial bearishness of the report was quickly shrugged off as market participants obviously put their faith back into strong export demand and the weaker U.S. dollar,” wrote Grier. “That suggests risk for hog sellers.”


High stocks lessen impact of difficult winter for wheat crops MARKET WATCH



t appears South American crops are going to be good to excellent, barring a sudden and unexpected shift in the weather. That is the key reason why soybean and corn futures are leading crop prices downward at the moment. Price direction in the future will depend a lot on whether the U.S. drought continues into the spring, as Ed White’s story and a Reuters story in this section elaborate. There is no dominating global weather phenomenon this winter, neither La Nina nor El Nino, so it is not easy to predict what to expect when U.S. and Canadian farmers hit the fields this spring. However, several of the major winter crop regions face challenges. The latest is the intense cold in China. That country is facing its coldest winter in 28 years, and the China

The coldest winter in China in decades is freezing coastal water, trapping boats. Vegetable production has been hurt but the effect on wheat and rapeseed is not clear. | REUTERS PHOTO National Grain and Oilseed Information Centre says the weather could hurt the now dormant winter wheat crop. It accounts for 90 percent of China’s total wheat production. The cold is also bringing snow, which should protect winter wheat and add moisture.

However, the cold could hurt winter-seeded crops in areas where it doesn’t snow, including rapeseed. You can find a map showing snow cover around the world by going to and click on “Canadian Cryospheric Watch.” I wasn’t able to find many English language websites of Chinese news

services or global news wires that reported on crop damage caused by the cold weather, but the main issue appeared to be damage to vegetables in the southern part of the country. Meanwhile, a cold snap in Russia just before Christmas was said to have threatened winter wheat in the Volga region, which accounts for

about a quarter of the country’s wheat production. Snow cover was light so there was little protection for the crop from temperatures that fell as low as -26 C. Another cold wave is forecast this weekend with lows falling a little below -20 C. The majority of Russia’s wheat is grown east of Ukraine and the Black Sea and northwest of Kazakhstan. There is no way to know if these cold periods will significantly damage the crops in China and Russia, just as it is too early to tally loses in the U.S. hard red winter wheat crop, even though it was in the worst condition going into dormancy since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began monitoring crop conditions. We’ll get a better picture in a few months, once the weather warms up. Uncertainty usually lifts grain prices, and these weather problems are providing support, but we must also remember that the global wheat supply is not as tight as corn supply. The global stocks-to-use ratio at the end of this crop year for wheat is expected to be 26 percent compared to a much tighter 14 percent for corn. Follow D’Arce McMillan on Twitter @darcemcmillan.





Pray for snow, say U.S. corn belt crop experts Low yields predicted | Warm, dry weather raises fear CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — The U.S. corn belt is seeing a dry winter after the worst summer drought in half a century. The development is reducing prospects for a bumper summer harvest that would help ease global food prices, say crop and climate experts. “We are still concerned about getting the leftovers out of the way from the drought of 2012. At this time we would not anticipate a national corn yield above the trend,” said Iowa State University climatologist Elwynn Taylor, who has studied crop production for decades. “Rather, we would expect a fourth consecutive year of below-trend crop, not as far below as in 2012 but still not up to par.” The 2012 drought locked twothirds of the U.S. continental land mass in severe drought last summer, cutting production of the biggest crop, corn, by 27 percent from early season estimates. The United States supplies more than half of world exports of corn, which is the top livestock feed for meat and dairy animals, the main feedstock for ethanol production and the leading ingredient in dozens of food and industrial products from vegetable oil to sweeteners, paints and plastics. As such, its price is a key for food inflation and its supply outlook is closely watched by Federal Reserve policymakers, bankers, farm suppliers and food processors. The government’s weekly U.S. Drought Monitor said last week that 42.05 percent of the continental U.S. remained in severe to exceptional drought, down from 42.45 percent the previous week. Parts of the corn belt east of the Mississippi River and parts of the central Plains received snow last week, providing much-needed moisture. However, little improvement is expected over the winter, according to the report. Taylor and other crop specialists said continued lack of snow and rain was the biggest threat in the western corn belt : Minnesota and South

Dakota south to Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. Those states produce half the U.S. crop. Taylor said in December it would take 40 centimetres of precipitation by April 1 to recharge moisture in corn belt soil, up from the usual 30 cm that farmers look for. The moisture is vital to spur adequate corn, soybean and spring wheat plant roots, which extend down to tap into subsoil moisture. Persistent drought over more than a year in many areas meant plant roots drove down two and a half to three metres last year in search of moisture, compared with the usual two metres. “Most agricultural soils hold about two inches (five cm) of water available to crops per foot (30 cm) of soil,” Taylor said. “With most of the moisture gone, that means it will take 16 inches (40 cm) of water soaking into the soil and in some places 18 (45 cm) to fully replenish it.” Jim Angel, state climatologist in Illinois, said the state’s conditions had improved slightly but have a long way to go before spring. Some areas of Illinois would need about 50 cm of precipitation to catch up. “The 2012 drought is not over yet. There are several areas of the state that are eight to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) below normal in rainfall, some places even more,” Angel said. “In wintertime it’s tough because we don’t get that much precipitation. It’s a long shot at this point.” Illinois saw its second hottest year on record in 2012, averaging 13 C, and the 10th driest. The state’s subsoil moisture is still rated 67 percent short to very short, according to the Illinois crop update issued last week. Nebraska, the third largest corn producing state, has 77 percent of the state remaining in exceptional drought, according to the latest Drought Monitor. “ The concern is we just went through a 14 to 15 month stretch of incredibly dry weather in most locations in the state, excluding the southeast corner,” said Al Dutcher,

The U.S. central and southern Plains from South Dakota down to northern Texas are in severe to extreme drought, threatening the hard red winter wheat crop. The drought extends into the corn and soybean growing regions in the Midwest. If precipitation does not pick up soon, yields of those major crops will also suffer in the coming season.

The 2012 drought is not over yet. There are several areas of the state that are eight to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) below normal in rainfall, some places even more. JIM ANGEL CLIMATOLOGIST

state climatologist for Nebraska. “For the vast majority of locations outside that area, we were looking at 40 to 50 percent of annual precipitation that fell in 2012, and that does not include the exceptionally dry fall of 2011.” Dutcher said central Nebraska needs 300 percent of normal precipitation to eliminate the soil moisture deficits over the next three months, while northeastern and western Nebraska need 500 to 700 percent of normal precipitation this winter. “One key issue for us, since we are

not getting a massive amount of moisture, is to keep a protective snow layer across the northern and central Plains so we don’t break dormancy as early as it did last year,” Dutcher said. “Last year we were putting leaves on trees in early March; typically that doesn’t happen until early April. That additional month of water use compounded the problem with the drought as we got into mid-summer.” Scientists are hoping they will have a better indication by early February of the seasonal weather pattern, which depends on whether conditions turn to an El Nino or La Nina. El Nino, a warming of Pacific waters, often leads to wetter weather in the U.S. Midwest. La Nina, a cooling of the waters, can have the opposite effect. Climate experts say the El Nino-La Nina outlook is “neutral” based on data from the National Weather Service and other government forecasts. “We do not have any clear signal that’s telling us whether it could be wetter or drier or near normal pre-

cipitation. That’s the same for temperature,” said John Eise, climate services program manager for the National Weather Service. Taylor said a return of La Nina, which the U.S. experienced in 2012, could be devastating: a return of abnormally high temperatures and diminished rain. “We can be concerned with this dryness, but we could have the same setup as 2001, 2003, 2007 that followed major drought years in western Nebraska where it turned exceptionally wet in the spring, reduced irrigation demands,” Dutcher said. “We still carried a high hydrological drought, but agriculturally we were at yield trend or above trend.” However, the worries remain for the moment. Freezing temperatures hitting much of the Midwest this week will prevent any moisture from permeating the soil. “Even if we got normal precipitation through the winter,that would not necessarily take care of the drought west of the Mississippi River. It’s pretty tough now,” Eise said.


were reported.

The Canadian Bison Association said grade A bulls sold at $3.85 per pound hot hanging weight and heifers sold at $3.75. There were discounts for those older than 30 months and carcasses outside buyer specifications. No slaughter cow or bull sales


WP LIVESTOCK REPORT CATTLE FUTURES Chicago live cattle futures surged three percent last week, posting record highs on three consecutive days. The outlook for tighter supplies ahead supported the market. The record-setting feat was helped by February replacing the December contract as the spot month on Dec. 31, after having built up a significant premium. Futures were also boosted by an increase in wholesale beef values. The wide spread between the U.S. cash market and the Febr uar y futures indicates that cash values should rise. The weak cash-tofutures basis will encourage feedlots to hold back cattle. U.S. retailers were not featuring beef in early January, which isn’t surprising considering chicken and pork are much cheaper. Packers will

face a stiff challenge to push beef prices higher to keep pace with expected higher cattle prices and yet not kill beef demand. Futures might be forced down if they aren’t successful. Much will depend on whether the U.S. economy continues to grow and unemployment continues to fall.

$61.50 US per hundredweight Jan. 4, steady with the previous week. The estimated pork carcass cutout was $83.46, up from $81.32 the previous week. Weekly slaughter to Jan. 5 was estimated at 1.65 million, up from 1.425 million the previous week and down from 1.725 million in the same week the previous year.

Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported that 1,006 sheep and lambs and 63 goats traded Dec. 27. Light lambs sold lower and heavy lambs and goats were steady. Sheep sold at stronger prices.

CANFAX REPORT HOGS STEADY Supply and demand in the U.S. cash market was about even and hog prices were mostly steady in the first week of the new year. Cooler weather was slowing hog growth and causing transportation problems. Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs delivered to packing plants traded at

Holidays and thin cattle trade resulted in no prices or grading information being available for this Canfax report. Auctions were closed most of the week, and feedlots were not motivated to sell cattle with bids about $1 per hundredweight lower than the previous week. The Canfax fed steer and heifer prices for the last week of December

were $119.03 and $118.11 per cwt., respectively. Weekly fed cattle exports to Dec. 27 were 17,066. Exports were 803,682 year to date, up 18 percent over last year at the same time. The Canadian AAA cut-out value to Dec. 28 was $177.90, up from $172.77 the previous week. AA cutouts were $168.34, up from $167.17 .

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Brazil’s BSE case reminder of earlier Canadian crisis


t’s like a rude flashback: a major beef exporting country discovers one case of BSE. Other countries close their borders to beef imports from that country. The world animal health organization gets involved. Diplomatic missions are launched to defend the country’s animal health and food integrity. Canada in 2003? Nope. The above refers to Brazil in 2012. December 2012, in fact, and two years after the cow showing evidence of BSE was dead and buried. Canada can look with envy upon the muted world response to Brazil’s discovery of the brain-wasting bovine illness in a 13-year-old cow that never entered the food chain. Nearly 10 years ago, a similar discovery in this country began a firestorm of border closures, cattle price collapse, bankruptcies, criticism of foreign trade dependency and mandated removal of specified risk materials, from which the cattle industry has yet to fully recover. Had Brazil found its case 10 years ago, it could have faced similar blowback. It is the world’s largest beef exporter, whose top customers include Russia, Hong Kong and Egypt. As it stands, at least eight of Brazil’s numerous export markets, most of them minor, have imposed full or partial bans on beef but none of its top three, which account for nearly half its total export volume. There are good reasons for that. The pasture-fed cow in question did not die of BSE, according to officials. Tests showed the presence of prions that might have led to its eventual development of the disease, making it an atypical case unrelated to feed. Less easily explained is the two-year time lag between the cow’s death and the revelation that it harboured BSE-inducing proteins. Brazilian officials blame overload in testing labs and rules that gave low priority to that particular sample and diagnosis. This does not foster confidence in Brazil’s system. With typical hyperbole that gave short

shrift to the facts of the case, the U.S.based R-CALF called for an immediate American ban of cattle and beef from Brazil. It noted that 67 million pounds of Brazilian beef had entered the U.S. between the time the cow died and the time Brazil announced the positive test. However, R-CALF made an interesting point within its diatribe: can we expect developing countries to have the same means, commitment and capabilities as developed countries to control and eradicate disease? The World Organization for Animal Health has indicated Brazil will retain its high safety rating of negligible risk for BSE. It apparently has confidence in the country’s feeding and testing systems. Canada and the United States, with all their safeguards, retain the designation of controlled risk for BSE. Developed countries are held to a higher standard in such matters, it seems. While Canada can be envious of Brazil’s treatment in the international court of opinion on BSE, it can also take comfort in what appears to be a more rational approach to the disease. In the past 10 years, scientists have determined what they believe to be the cause of typical BSE. Steps have been taken to prevent it. Initial fears that BSE would lead to mass deaths from its human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, were unfounded. Time has indeed calmed the near-hysteria that Canada has had to deal with since May 2003. There is no satisfaction in learning that BSE could potentially have affected another beef exporting nation, but what a difference 10 years has made in international attitudes toward this disease. Canada, with its stringent control measures and “boy scout” role in addressing BSE, can take some of the credit for the world’s more reasoned approach.


Bruce Dyck, Terry Fries, Barb Glen, D’Arce McMillan and Joanne Paulson collaborate in the writing of Western Producer editorials.


Why is former agriculture minister at centre of shareholder fight with Agrium? NATIONAL VIEW



yle Vanclief seems an unlikely candidate to be embroiled in the acrimonious battle between an aggressive New York City investment fund and Agrium Inc., a Canadian agribusiness success story. Even odder on the surface is that the former Ontario-based federal agriculture minister is on the side of the New York investor, Jana Partners, that is going after the Canadian agri-

business icon. With six percent of Agrium shares, Jana is the largest single shareholder. In November, Jana nominated Vanclief as one of five directors it wants on the 11-member Agrium board. Agrium is fighting back, and a decision by shareholders will come in May. Jana wants to use its largest-shareholder status as leverage to convince other shareholders that the Calgarybased farm input supplier giant needs a shakeup. It wants Agrium to increase its shareholder returns and value and separate its production and wholesale fertilizer and farm chemical business from its rapidly expanding retail network. Agrium leadership vows fierce resistance and even if Jana manages to get directors on the board, it promises to be a bitter and dysfunctional body as

the two sides wrestle for control. So why would 69-year-old Vanclief, who is enjoying retirement with good income and travel, nine years out of the acrimony of politics and living comfortably in the Belleville area farmhouse where he lived as a vegetable and hog farmer before entering politics in 1988, want to enter that kind of bitter political and corporate arena? He is not saying, referring all questions about the issue to Jana. They like to speak with one voice. Fair enough. So why would this American-based investment adviser company with a strong bottom-line objective want this former Canadian farmer and politician on their slate of potential board members when one of their big issues is the need for Agrium to separate its wholesale and retail divisions?

He has no significant background in agri-retailing and no particular expertise in the corporate politics about to unfold. Jana made it sound simple in its November announcement about the slate of nominated candidates. “(Vanclief ) will bring to the board his experience dealing with complex agricultural issues in government as well as his prior direct experience operating a commercial farm,” said the statement from New York. Background conversations with players in the power play point to several reasons for his nomination. Four of the five proposed directors are American. Vanclief would add Canadian content and a recognizable name with 15 years in Parliament and more than six years as agriculture minister. He is also the

only one with two decades of farm experience during which he was a customer of agri-supply companies. And while he does not have extensive experience as a boardroom brawler, he was agriculture minister in a federal government increasingly dependent on urban voters and yet managed to extract billions of dollars in payments for farmers during his years in office. Cabinet brawls cannot be any less fierce or complicated than boardroom brawls, and Vanclief certainly has experience there. Besides, he has a clear understanding of the nuances of Canadian politics and regulation, a valuable asset for any company living in Canada’s highly regulated agri-product world. One Jana insider has said Vanclief is “the perfect fit.” It is easy to see why.






Animal welfare is an economic issue

Economic fears overstated; future bright?



December CTV W5 program titled Food for Thought has sparked a great deal of public attention. The program reported on undercover footage taken inside a Puratone Corp. hog barn in Arborg, Man. The video released by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals captured many unsettling images of sows in distress, workers euthanizing animals improperly and a sow carcass being used as a trampoline, among many others. Canadian consumers know little of how their food is produced and the reality is often a shocking contrast to the picture of farming they have conceived. Market demands, rising input costs and the consumer desire for cheap food have pressured farmers to produce as much as possible in the most cost efficient ways. Animal welfare may not typically be regarded as an economic issue, but it is in fact a critical issue for the industry to consider. Issues regarding the standards of animal welfare have the potential to greatly influence the economic future of Canada’s pork industry. Pork producers have resisted adopting new management practices, but a global shift has already begun. The European Union banned sow stalls on new farms in 2001, and existing farms were given until the end of 2012 to make changes. Smithfield Farms, the world’s largest pork producer, announced in 2007 that it would phase out sow stalls by 2017.

Pork’s export potential may be hurt if Canada doesn’t adopt animal care standards in effect in other parts of the world. | FILE PHOTO Maple Leaf Foods, Canada’s biggest pork packer, has made a similar commitment. Sow stalls will also be phased out in New Zealand, Australia, and several U.S. states within the next five years. It is possible that the export potential of Canadian pork will be negatively affected if similar standards are required for market access, as is already the EU’s policy. With heightened consumer awareness, it is reasonable to assume that many fast food companies, grocery chains and governments will continue to demand changes to livestock production. The Manitoba Pork Council released an action plan in 2011 that

stated a commitment to phase out dry sow stalls by 2025, meet the five freedoms for animal well-being and certify producers under the national Animal Care Assessment program. However, there has been little discussion on what steps are and will be taken to ensure these goals are met. With international change already taking place, Canada is lagging. The pork council should consider reviewing its timeline for targeted change. Manitoba’s pork producers often find themselves in a defensive position about many of their production practices. Criticism should be used productively rather than disregarding it as the

ranting of vegetarian animal rights groups or “tree hugger” environmentalists. It should also encourage the industry to review and refine its standard practices and principles. Maple Leaf has argued that the disturbing practices recorded in the undercover video at the Arborg barn are the exception rather than the norm, despite the fact that the video was taken randomly. The industry needs to take immediate action to ensure barns throughout Manitoba are operating at acceptable standards. Pork producers have dealt with many challenges in recent years affecting their bottom lines. Changing standards will require a significant financial investment. The Manitoba Pork Council estimates that implementing alternative housing systems will cost $500 to $600 per animal. Cost-benefit analyses of alternative management practices need to be conducted to provide a better balance of economic efficiency, while also meeting market and consumer demands. Government grants or subsidies could also help complete required changes in a timely fashion. Animal welfare is not a local or activist issue; it is a global and economic issue and should be taken seriously by the industry. Changes that are made will determine the competitiveness of the Canadian pork industry moving forward. Kerri L. Holland is a PhD candidate in the University of Alberta’s political science department.


Entitlement attitude fades among farmers HURSH ON AG



armers in Western Canada have largely lost their sense of entitlement. It didn’t happen all at once and it isn’t entirely gone, but a far different attitude prevails than five, 10 or 20 years ago. There used to be an attitude that farmers were somehow owed a living: government should always be there to take care of them and farmers should have special protection and provisions not afforded other businesses. In 1992, an NDP government in Saskatchewan dramatically altered the Gross Revenue Insurance Program that many producers felt they had been contractually promised. A

Liberal government in the mid-1990s removed the Crow Benefit grain transportation subsidy, a longstanding entitlement. In 2012, a Conservative government finally succeeded in its longstanding promise to end the CWB’s monopoly. Along the way, whenever times were tough, there was an ongoing debate over cash injections, ad hoc payments and farm safety nets. The last incarnation of farm income stabilization is AgriStability. Last summer, federal and provincial agriculture ministers cut the triggering mechanism so deeply that AgriStability is likely to fade away entirely. There was scarcely more than a whimper from farm groups. Contrast that with the major farm rallies of the previous 20 years, in which farmers demanded billions of dollars to counteract dismal returns from the marketplace. Governments continue to support agriculture in many ways and they’ve stepped up to help with recent weather-related disasters. However, grain, hog and cattle farmers no lon-

ger act as if they’re owed a living. Crop insurance remains the primary safety net and no one is advocating cuts there. On the other hand, there’s little pressure on governments to otherwise insulate farmers from marketplace realities. Of course, the supply managed industries of dairy and poultry are another story entirely, and entitlement remains part of the culture in much of Quebec ’s agr iculture industry. For most of western Canadian agriculture, however, there has been a major shift in attitude. Outside of agriculture, there’s lots of entitlement in plain view. It appears to remain deeply rooted within the First Nations leadership. Idle No More protests have ramped up across the country. The issues are complicated, but there’s a general sense from the protestors that government needs to solve all the problems, rather than First Nations people taking more responsibility for their own fate. Entitlement is also a big factor in the other major story now in the news. The American fiscal dilem-

ma could end up as the major news story of 2013. Like many countries around the world, Americans don’t want to accept that they’ve been living beyond their means. Perhaps some farmers are buying beyond their means, paying high prices for land and acquiring lots of new iron. There could be a financial reckoning in a few years if interest rates rise and/or grain prices drop. But that’s just the way of business. There won’t be much sympathy for farms that were too aggressive with their expansion plans. They won’t be entitled to a bailout or a debt restructuring plan. Sure, as farmers we produce food for people in this country and in many other nations. Yes, it’s a noble profession. Yes, there’s a role for programs such as crop insurance and for government-funded research. But there has been a dramatic change in the farmer sense of entitlement. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at




t the last possible minute, the United States managed to put the brakes on a plunge over its fiscal cliff, theoretically saving itself — and by export connection, Canada — from another recession. Not to be uncharitable, but the Jan. 1 deal does make one wonder if the timing of the whole thing was planned. Both political parties are sure to gain a chunk of political capital from their final hour rescue. Still, it was a moment of high drama, the exciting likes of which we rarely see. Stock markets jumped for joy. Certainly millions of Americans did too, over not facing $500 billion in new taxes — money that would not have been spent on consumer goods. And consumer purchasing makes up an enormous portion of the economy. It makes me a bit uncomfortable to say this, but good for the Americans. How often do you see political parties working together on anything constructive? The media, of course, has immediately jumped on all the things they did not achieve, such as tackling the ridiculously massive deficit. Admittedly, if the U.S. does not manage to raise its debt ceiling quickly, the country could default, which to say the least would also be detrimental to the economy. At minimum, though, the new deal buys the American government two more months to get its act together. What all this may mean for Canadian farmers remains to be seen, probably in September when the U.S. farm bill will supposedly be updated. The fiscal cliff deal extended the now-expired bill. Had it not, old laws dating from 1949 would have kicked in, with bizarre effects such as milk prices doubling. The fiscal cliff problem, temporarily tamed, was not the only thing economists were upset about last year. They were also ranting about China’s growth plummeting, Canadian housing markets crashing and the European Union coming apart at the seams. Yet 2012 was a pretty good year, with job numbers and housing markets improving in the U.S., the EU sticking it out and China more or less staying the course. In light of last year’s prognostications, one has to be optimistic about this year. There are certainly issues in the global economy, but we more than muddled through 2012. We can do it again in 2013.



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decision to allow foreign takeovers by China and Malaysia in our oil sector. He added, “it makes sense for the federal government to restrict stateowned takeovers.” He also opposed BHP Billiton taking over PotashCorp two years ago. Mr. Wall also allowed Harper to quash that deal; in fact, I believe he asked him to kill that deal to avoid some heat back home. Why is Brad Wall purposely rolling over to show his tender underbelly to the feds on Ottawa? Is he so illinformed that he does not know that control of oil, potash and other resources have been under provincial jurisdiction since the 1930s? Under the constitution, 1982, provincial powers were strengthened to

include interprovincial marketing and marketing outside the country. The provinces even have the power of indirect taxation of their natural resources. In my humble opinion our premier is treading on thin ice. Why? Simply because he and everybody else may seem to trust our prime minister at this juncture in our history, and he may well be doing some good for us westerners now. But, I am old enough to remember a fella by the name of Pierre who really did not care very much for us out here. As a matter of fact, there was a REAL leader of a western province who stood up for his people and said, “Let those eastern bas----s freeze in the

dark.” This re-affirmed exactly who was in control of the resources. Mr. Harper will not be in power forever. His replacement may be worse than Pierre. We simply cannot afford to give that power to some unknown future prime minister. A future PM elected by Quebec and Ontario. A future PM who dislikes Albertans. A future PM with the same last name as Pierre’s? Why premier Wall would willingly weaken the west and give up power to Ottawa is beyond me. Ever yday the West is growing stronger. It is becoming an economic powerhouse. We need a strong leader to stand up and protect our rights and the people who generate this wealth. So please, Brad, take a

step forward, not a step backward. David Sawkiw, Deputy leader, Western Independence Party, Preeceville, Sask.

THIRD WORLD ASSISTANCE To the Editor: One must be absolutely cynical or completely daft to take as partners in helping the poor of the Third World the Canadian mining companies exploiting their resources. Yet this is the approach revealed recently by the (Stephen) Harper (Conservative) government through

BARBARIC PRACTICES To the Editor: Ever since hog farrowing crates have come into use in hog factory farms, we have only imagined how horrible that must be for the adult female hogs, confined to these crates their entire adult lives. However, on W-5, which was aired on CTV on Dec. 8 and 9, secret videos set up by an employee at Puratone Hog Farms in Manitoba revealed just how horrible these conditions really are for these animals, and confirmed our worst fears. To actually witness these video pictures was heartbreaking, to say the least. These hapless animals are confined to crates where they are unable to move or turn around their entire adult lives, except for those who are lucky enough to die or be killed, and end their torment. The misery visible in the eyes of these animals in the video is unspeakable. They do live in unspeakable misery. In addition to this, the video revealed piglets being slammed onto the cement floor to kill them, but they didn’t die right away, and were left to writhe in pain until they did. L a m e s o w s w e re s e e n b e i n g dragged along on the cement floor with chains, or pulled along by their ears. There were other scenes that were unbelievably disturbing, especially the ones showing how the sick animals were killed. The entire European Union has banned the use of farrowing crates, so why is Canada continuing this barbaric practice? In this case, it appears that the almighty dollar is more important than the welfare of animals. If you are concerned about the welfare of these animals, please contact your member of Parliament and request that immediate legislation be initiated to ban the use of farrowing crates. We could also boycott the hog factory farming industry by refusing to buy another morsel of pork until all farrowing crates are banned in this country.

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STEP FORWARD PLEASE To the Editor: On the CBC news Dec. 11, Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall said, “protect potash from takeovers, too.” He was commenting on Harper’s

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OPINION its minister of international co-operation, Julian Fantino. Whether cynical or daft, the Harper government will divert Canadian development assistance for the poor to companies whose interests are opposite — in principle and practice — to the well-being of these people. There are numerous evidences and testimonies in this regard, which are very embarrassing. Mr. Harper knows the role played by multinationals in the impoverishment of several Third World countries. He also knows this new approach is a dangerous right turn in favour of the very rich, whose first victims, in the truest sense, will be the poorest of the world. I hope pressures from the public, from opposition parties and even from members of their own party will force Harper Conservatives to adopt a much more human approach. Assis-

tance to the poor is fragile and must go to the poor and to nobody else. Bruno Marquis, Gatineau, Que.

RESOURCE CONTROL To the Editor: Do we really know the real Stephen Harper? I thought I did. Like most arch Conservatives, he has very little respect for common people, who are 99 percent of Canada’s human population and who receive only 67 percent of Canada’s available income. It could be said that his government literally takes from the poor and gives to the rich — Robin Hood in reverse. He did not allow farmers to vote on whether or not they wanted to keep

the Canadian Wheat Board intact with its single desk powers. He rammed the bill through parliament as if he had dictatorial powers. Sadly to say, in many different ways his government is gradually destroying democracy in Canada. Recently the Nexen deal was inked giving China control over a significant portion of our natural energy resources valued at $15.1 billion. It does not make sense, our arch Conservative prime minister allowing communist China to come to Canada and control a portion of our natural resources, particularly in light of the fact that some time in the future communist China and communist Russia will give Canada trouble and grief because they want control over the rich oil reserves in Canada’s far north. George E. Hickie, Waldron, Sask.




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ith all the socializing that happens over the holidays, have you noticed how stories once forgotten can be brought back to life? Someone says, “remember when?” For a moment there’s silence. “Yah, I was there,” comes one reply. Another adds a recollection of the time or the person named, and slowly the memory is rebuilt. It can be an exciting moment, like fanning the embers of a campfire back to life. Story memories are so central to our lives. And for rural people, they are a basic means by which we communicate with each other. Someone has said, “telling our story helps us to understand who we are.” It is most evident at a funeral when the bereaved tell stories about their loved one to help them accept what has happened. Then others tell stories of the deceased. That’s when the laughter and the memories and the warmth comes, for this is a life to be celebrated. Also, as we look back on our own life journey, we share a few memories over coffee and reach a little deeper into our life experience. An old acquaintance adds something they remember about our dad, our mom, the time of a family tragedy, a common experience we shared at camp, and we feel another dimension has been added to what we understand about ourselves. Faith communities are built on such storytelling as one and then another talks about how they experienced their relationship with God. The Scriptures are repositories for those stories, and when they are retold they provide us with new insights about ourselves and our times. So our journal of life continues.

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Fraud cases from hay sales a concern Due diligence | Bad deals spur reminders to take precautions when buying and selling hay BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Drought in Eastern Canada and the United States has created a strong demand for hay. Some buyers and sellers have not made good on their deals, resulting in warnings to be vigilant against scams. | FILE PHOTOS

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U.S. customers. “It really concerns us that there are Ca na d i a n c o m p a n i e s t hat a re involved in these kinds of practices in the U.S. and in other parts of the world,” said CFGC executive director Wayne Digby. Complaints prompted the organization to issue a news release warning hay buyers and sellers to protect themselves against fraud. It is a warning to be taken much more seriously because demand for hay has surged in the wake of drought conditions in Eastern Canada and parts of the United States. “Canadian hay sales, from our perspective, have been excellent. There seems to be real good demand for product,” said Digby. “I think the biggest challenge with our hay exporters is trying to make sure they’re meeting the needs of existing customers.” Demand exceeds supply in many cases, but it is hard to determine how much hay is being sold locally as opposed to more distant customers. The council’s general advice to buyers includes getting independent references about the sellers, carefully identifying the product, asking for and seeing feed quality tests and reporting any perceived fraud to the RCMP. (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)

IF YOU’RE SELLING If you are selling, be clear who you are selling to. • Are they other farmers or are they brokers? • If you are selling directly to other farmers, will they be hauling the product themselves or will this be done by a third party? • Where will this load be delivered? Reduce the risk of non-payment. • Get part of the payment before the product leaves your yard. • Do not ship the second load before the first one is paid for. Have everything in writing. • Detailed product description, such as type of product, weight and quality.

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processing and handling. Alberta Agriculture has a prominent fraud alert on its website for hay buyers and sellers. It warns that sellers may be contacted by “fraud artists” who pose as buyers and issue overpayments via cheque or money order. “Before completing transactions or issuing refunds for overpayments, have your bank ver ify that the cheques or money orders you have received are valid,” it advises. As well, buyers should look at the feed before buying, and sellers should ensure they get payment before the feed leaves their possession. Digby said modern technology makes it easier for sellers to provide potential buyers with analysis and photos of the feed. Complaints can be filed to police online or by calling 888-495-8501.

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Producer car rate hike softened in southwest Sask. Canadian Pacific backs down from significant increases | Producers question why rates differ from those on the main line BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Freight rates affecting producer car shippers in southwestern Saskatchewan will be higher in 2013, but the increase will not be as high as initially expected. Canadian Pacific Railway had initially proposed freight rate increases that would have added $500 to the cost of shipping a producer car to Vancouver from many locations in southwestern Saskatchewan. Producer car shippers along the Great Western Railway network in

southwestern Saskatchewan say the cost of shipping a carload of wheat was initially slated to increase by two percent in areas closest to the CP interchange at Assiniboia, Sask., and by almost 12 percent in areas closer to Shaunavon, Sask. Roger Gadd, general manager of Great Western Railway in Shaunavon, said parties affected by the proposed rate hikes asked CP to reconsider the rate increases. Producer car shippers felt rate hikes should have been equivalent to freight rate increases affecting grain shippers located along CP’s

main lines. Freight rate increases were adjusted downward after discussions with CP. Adjusted increases will now range from a low of two percent to a high of five percent. The two percent increase will be in effect at producer car shipping sites located within 200 kilometres of Assiniboia, said Gadd. Producer car shippers are concerned variable rate hikes will result in higher mileage rates for shippers located in areas that are further removed from CP lines. Tim Coulter, a Briercrest, Sask.,

farmer and president of the Producer Car Shippers of Canada, said it is worrisome that the proposed rate hikes are not being imposed equitably. “Shippers at Admiral, (Sask.,) alone were looking at an 11.69 percent increase ... and yet when you look at the tariff rates that were increased in the main line, it amounted to two percent,” said Coulter. “So you can tell what’s happening there. Is the producer going to be willing to pay an 11.69 percent increase on his producer car?” CP spokesperson Ed Greenberg

confirmed that grain freight rates will be increasing Feb. 1 but did not comment on rate increases affecting producer car shippers in Saskatchewan. CP revenues derived from the movement of western grain are regulated by the Canadian Transportation Agency, he added. “It is possible that further adjustments, either up or down, maybe required prior to the end of the crop year.” Gadd said there was no rhyme nor reason to the way producer car shipping rates were increased.

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Lack of funds, research impedes food sector innovation: report Canada’s food processors fail to compete | The report also blames supply management system regulations for restricting trade OTTAWA BUREAU

All sectors of the Canadian food industry have been innovating to increase competitiveness but the industry is falling behind other countries, says a new Conference Board of Canada report. The report, provocatively called Competing for the Bronze, calls the food industry “an innovation laggard.” It targets supply management trade restrictions as part of the problem. It also recommends an increase in public and private research and innovation funding, as well as Canadian regulatory reform, to improve industry prospects. The Dec. 19 report is part of an ambitious plan by the Ottawa-based Conference Board Centre for Food in Canada to publish 20 reports on the industry as background to proposing a national food strategy. “When it comes to innovation, the Canadian food industry is content to compete for a bronze medal,” research associate Daniel Munro said in a statement when releasing the report. “Canada’s food processors are not increasing, in fact they are barely maintaining, global market share in the face of competition from established and new players.” Food Processors of Canada did not immediately respond. The report said a survey of Canadian food companies indicated most do not consider investment in innovation a priority. It said research investment in food manufacturing as a share of gross domestic product is barely more than 50 percent of the overall business investment level and less than 20 percent of the level of the general manufacturing sector. Meanwhile, public spending in basic agricultural research and development has declined by onethird in relative terms during the past two decades. The result, according to the conference board report, is that Canada’s share of global food and drink sales declined during the past decade while countries such as Brazil and China saw significant market share increases. It recommended that: • The industry should invest more in innovation. • Smaller companies should target more niche markets. • Governments should increase research funding to assist companies that need help and review regulations to make sure they promote healthy and safe food while not unnecessarily tying the industry down. The report also returned to an earlier conference board theme: increased trade and open markets are a key requirement for the sector’s growth, and supply management restrictions are a problem. “Given the importance of competitive intensity to innovative performance, more innovation could be

stimulated by carefully transitioning supply managed subsectors — currently insulated from competition — to fair but competitive environments.” It also said the government should continue its aggressive push to expand market access for Canadian food exports through efforts to “reduce the inconsistencies in rules

and regulations that exporting and importing firms face.” Days earlier, the conference board published a report that argued the federal government should aggressively pursue signing a broad trade deal with the European Union, despite sensitivities in some sectors including supply management, particularly dairy.

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Cherished memories alive in horsehair pottery Hair embedded into ceramics | Potter also uses dog and cat hair BY WENDY DUDLEY FREELANCE WRITER

MILLARVILLE, Alta. — Smoke fills the air as strands of horse hair shrivel, twist and turn, leaving black squiggly marks across a pot that was just removed from a kiln. Angie Faltus uses tongs to continue draping the tail and mane hair across and around the clay vessel, which is more than 500 C. “You never know what the pattern will be,” said Faltus, who with her mother, Judy LeBlanc, makes the pottery in her Two Springs Ceramics workshop on her ranch near Millarville, Alta. “No two are alike. Each hair burns differently.” The hair burns as it turns to ash, leaving a decorative carbon imprint on the pottery. This type of art is used as a keepsake to remember a favourite horse. Cremating horses is difficult and expensive, so turning their hair into an art piece that can be kept on a mantel is the ideal alternative, said Faltus. The ceramics include horse head moulds, vessels with equine drawings and heart-shaped boxes. Each

Angie Faltus began making horsehair pottery as a way to honour owners wishing to capture the spirit of their favourite steeds, or to honour their passing.

As the horsehair is draped across the pre-heated pot, it burns and shrivels, leaving distinct meandering lines on the vessel. | WENDY DUDLEY PHOTOS

carry a one-of-a-kind pattern. “It gives the owner something that is permanent and unique. We can also do ornaments using hair,” said Faltus, who also plans to make porcelain horsehair jewelry. Some horse owners provide the hair before their animal dies, finding it less emotional than removing the hair after its death. “Groomed hair is the best,” said Faltus, who also works with dog and cat hair.

A blend of mane and tail hair is recommended for horsehair pottery because the range in thickness results in an artistic design of alternating thick and fine lines. “The hair does what it wants to do. It has its own way,” said Faltus, who lays the hair across the pot as LeBlanc rotates the vessel. It is a delicate process that requires practice. “It doesn’t take a lot of hair. The first piece I did was not pretty, as it came


out with black clumps because I put the hair on so heavy,” said LeBlanc. “And you have to get used to the smell of burning hair. It can be pretty pungent.” The artists need steady hands, but they also have to work quickly to capture the meandering lines of carbon. “You have about a three-minute window and then you start to get ghosting, with the trace becoming very faint,” said LeBlanc, a certified ceramics teacher. The pottery is first heat-soaked to 650 C, with the horsehair applied as soon as the vessel is removed from the kiln. The ceramic will no longer take the hair once the temperature drops below 510 C. The low-firing temperatures make the pottery porous, which is necessary for applying the hair, but it also makes it unsuitable for holding water. Excess soot is brushed off the piece once it is cooled, and the pot is cleaned, waxed and polished.   Horsehair pottery is considered a Native American art form and was probably discovered when a potter leaned over her vessel and her long hair accidentally came into contact with the fired clay, leaving a distinctive ash imprint. Faltus believes this occurred at the same time natives came into contact with horses that arrived from Spain in the late 15th century. “There are historical pieces of pot-

Once cooled, excess soot and unburned hair is brushed off. tery that were done in earth ovens, or what we call pit firing. Horses were part of their culture, and making horsehair pottery was a way to honour a favourite horse or to celebrate the birth of a horse.”

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Aboriginal program readies for new year Farm training | Course offers hands-on training and instruction BY ROBIN BOOKER SASKATOON NEWSROOM

An agriculture course to help Aboriginals fill the skilled labour shortage will run for a second year beginning in February. Parkland College and Inroads to Agriculture are recruiting students interested in crop production and farmers in the Yorkton, Sask., area willing to participate as employers and mentors. Inroads to Agriculture is a Saskatchewan organization that helps Aboriginals acquire skills and employment in agriculture. Darrell Landels, corporate training and community development manager at Parkland College, said the college is trying to meet the region’s labour needs with people already living in the area. “The pool of people farmers would traditionally draw on for help is shrinking, including farm kids and people from rural areas,” Landels said. “Farmers are telling us they understand they will have to look elsewhere to meet their labour needs, including people from urban areas, immigrants, and Aboriginal people.” Murall Bird, project manager at Inroads to Agriculture, said eligible applicants must be of aboriginal decent, at least 18 years old, committed to seeking employment in the agricultural industry and have a class five driver’s licence. The course is free. “Parkland College’s directives really match what we want to achieve in our targets and activities,” Bird said. “It has been very seamless putting this together.” Inroads provides students with a living allowance during in-class training, while farmers who accept trainees receive up to $200 a week per student. Farmers are then responsible to pay students a wage, which will vary with the level of experience. The 42-week course is based on Lakeland College’s agriculture program and will alternate between inclass and on-the-job training. Class begins Feb. 19, and participants will take safety training and learn about western Canadian agriculture. Topics include soil science, plant science, field crops, agronomy, tillage and seeding systems. Students will have been trained on the maintenance and operation of seeding equipment, including application rates, by the time they are on their first employment placement in the spring. Students return to class in Yorkton once seeding is finished and train for the spraying season by working toward a pesticide applicator certificate from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. Students also return for in-class training before and after harvest. The course will include 18 weeks of inclass training and 24 weeks of onthe-job training. Landels said farmers may be hesitant to allow industry newcomers to perform farming duties such as seeding and spraying because they require high degrees of precision and carry the most risk.

To ease these concerns, he added, the program tries to match students to the employment situation. “It’s a judgment call with the farmer what duties they will be asked to do,” Landels said. “But we want to make sure the employment experience is a good experience for the students and that it will provide them with the opportunity of on-the-job training and advancement in their career.” The program is also offered this year through a distance delivery at Flying Dust First Nation, and Landels hopes to include more regions in the future.

“The idea is to grow this thing,” he said. “The long-term vision is to be able to deliver it in other parts of the province by other regional colleges and eventually attach credit to it and offer it to whoever wants to attend.” Parkland College is developing a second version of the class that focuses on livestock. Inroads to Agriculture maintains close ties to One Earth Farms, one of the largest corporate farms in Canada, which manages farmland on reserves across the Prairies. Some students will likely be placed with the company this summer.

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Rookie MP learns on the job Deputy ag critic | Ruth Ellen Brosseau impresses after surprise win BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

Ruth Ellen Brosseau, deputy agriculture critic for the New Democratic Party, is a 28-year-old member of Parliament learning the ropes of an industry she knew little about before her surprise 2011 election victory. | BARRY WILSON PHOTO

When agriculture minister Gerry Ritz appeared at a Parliament Hill committee in late November, he was grilled by a rookie Quebec MP who wouldn’t take vague for an answer. Ruth Ellen Brosseau, deputy New Democratic Party agriculture critic, asked him whether supply management tariff protections are being negotiated in the Canada-European Union trade liberalization talks. Ritz told her the government maintains “unequivocal support” for supply management, and supply management leaders are happy and trust Conservatives to do the right thing. Brosseau wasn’t content with that answer. She wanted specifics. “Can you tell me how much access will be given to (imported) dairy products, cheese in particular,” she said. “Will it be two percent or three percent?” Ritz said negotiations continue. “But at this point, I don’t foresee any changes that would threaten the validity and the value of our supply managed system.” It was still vague, but at least the young MP had asked questions that dairy farmers in her rural riding wanted asked.

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“I of course want to speak for my producers, to let them know they have a voice in Ottawa,” Brosseau said in a later interview in her Parliament Hill office. For Brosseau, learning political skills and how to be an MP is still a work in progress. Two years ago, the then-26-yearold single mother working as assistant manager at the Carleton University pub could never have imagined she would be sitting as an MP for the rural Quebec riding of BerthierMaskinongé. During the 2011 election campaign, the NDP was looking for a full slate of 75 candidates in Quebec and she agreed to allow her name to stand for a Quebec riding. “I was just a name on the list.” At that point, the NDP had only one Quebec seat. She continued working her pub job and took a brief vacation in Las Vegas. She never campaigned in the riding and in fact had never been in the riding, having been born in Quebec but raised and schooled in Ontario. Then something happened. Leader Jack Layton caught on in Quebec, NDP support soared and on May 2, 2011, the NDP took 59 of 75 seats in the province to vault into official opposition status for the first time. Brosseau was shocked and quickly visited her riding that abuts Trois Rivieres to meet the people she suddenly was representing. “They have been very welcoming, and I spend as much time as I can there,” she said. The riding is on the St. Lawrence River north shore between Montreal and Quebec City. Brousseau has been visiting farms to get a better understanding of their issues and problems. Last summer, she was featured in a parade in Louiseville during its annual buckwheat festival. “I love meeting the farmers in my riding and discussing the issues, going to their farms,” she said. “I really enjoy what I do. I am learning an incredible amount and have much more to learn, and I’m having fun.” NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen, a former southwestern Ontario auto plant electrician and union activist, said the Quebec perspective is important for the party. “She brings a fresh approach and a voice for Quebec producers that we haven’t had,” he said. “And she’s very

keen to get into the detail on all issues.” Brosseau has also received good reviews from farm lobbyists who talked to her about their broader industry issues. “She really got it,” said Grain Growers of Canada executive director Richard Phillips after talking to her about the cost to the industry of regulatory and inspection duplication and cost. “She said that having worked in the food services industry, she understood the point we were making.” Her food services industry experience involved working for much of the past decade in restaurants and bars to support herself and her now 11-year-old son. “I think that experience working in bars taught her she has to pay attention to detail and create a team,” said Allen. “She has a view that nothing is all black and white. Her background has taught her that you have to do things skillfully. It’s a working machine. That is incredibly helpful in politics.” Brosseau is a vegetarian, supports organic production and identifies herself on her parliamentary web page as an animal welfare advocate. However, she said that does not mean her views are the only option. “This is my personal choice, but as the government in waiting, we need a broad and balanced platform,” she said. “It is a huge and diverse industry and we don’t value it enough. We all eat every day. We need to support small farmers, but I recognize that it is not the only model.” Brosseau said she has always been interested in where her food comes from, despite her lack of farm background, and that gives her an interest in her work on the agriculture committee. She supports labelling for genetically modified content in food but mainly argues that consumers need to be better informed about their food system and what they are eating. Meanwhile, Brosseau said she is having a great time as an MP, learning on the run. As a single mother who dropped out of school at age 17 when she was pregnant, returned to school, worked in bars to support her son and is now is an MP, she said there is a pattern. “I am stubborn and hard working,” she said. “I always work hard to prove people’s low expectations of me wrong.”

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Rising from the ashes one year later Rebuilding after fire | Alberta greenhouse operators restore thriving tomato business with help from customers and friends BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

NANTON, Alta. — Tony and Karen Legault have always believed life is a journey up the ladder to better things. However, they feared the ladder had run out of rungs last winter when a wildfire nearly destroyed their home and greenhouse operation east of Nanton. They had spent 12 years steadily building Paradise Hill Farm into a major tomato enterprise. One year ago this month, a fallen power pole ignited the tinder dry prairie grass two kilometres from their farm. Fire moving 120 km/h swept across their property, leaving Karen and their 10-year-old son, Cody, minutes to escape. Tony stayed behind to fight the fire that licked up the side of the new home they built two months earlier. Four municipal fire crews were on the scene fighting fire, smoke and flying debris. “As the heat came over the greenhouse, it just swelled up the plastic and it went poof,” Tony said. The polyethylene roofs and metal trusses melted and twisted. Livestock, outbuildings, vehicles and pasture were lost. The house survived with damage to the siding and foundation. The fire covered 60 sq. kilometres and the next day all the Legaults could do was survey the rubble, ash and blackened ground. “When you have built something and it all disappears in four hours, I don’t care how gung ho you are, there is a moment in time when this hits you,” Tony said. “Seven o’clock the very next morning, I sat on a rock and that was the only time in my whole life where I felt completely defeated.” They were renewed by the unexpected kindness of friends, neighbours and business associates, including help from their local bank manager. It took 300 hours to clean away the debris. The grass grew back, but there was no ground cover so they rested it over the summer. They have sheep but decided to turn that area into a pheasant habitat. The farm is a major supplier of tomatoes to the Calgary Co-op grocery chain. The manager was on the phone the next day wanting to know what needed to be done. Twenty-three produce managers from the Co-op showed up March 12 to help plant thousands of seedlings in the newly built greenhouse. The company also bought the children’s 4-H market lambs last spring. One sold for $10.75 a pound. The family’s positive attitude kept them going. “Everybody says, how can you be so positive? But you know what? Nobody

Tony and Karen Legault along with two of their children, Luke and Cody, show off part of the day’s pick of vine ripened tomatoes. The family owns Paradise Hill Farm at Nanton, Alta., which has steadily expanded. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTO

died, and I am thankful that we were around to get Cody out and in the scope of what you see in the world everyday, it wasn’t so bad,” Karen said. The farm had started small when the Legaults bought a quarter section with an established 12,000 sq. foot greenhouse. Karen came from an agricultural background in British Columbia, while Tony was a mechanic in Calgary who wanted to farm. “I met a city boy and my life was going fairly comfortably. He was a good mechanic and making good money and I was in charge of play group and hosted book club and coffee mornings,” she said. She said Tony told her one day he

had quit his job and they were going to be farmers. He assured her life would not change. Tony was prepared to work hard after training at the horticulture centre in Brooks, Alta., but it soon became apparent that Karen would have to help. As a couple, they have built a successful business in which they pick, grade and package tomatoes, manage the paperwork and enjoy their family of three boys, Shayne, Luke and Cody, and daughter Chantelle. The emphasis is on expanding the business but they do not want to grow so large that they lose the personal touch. They started by selling their vine-

ripened beefsteak tomatoes to farmers’ markets, restaurants and grocery stores. They eventually developed an exclusive relationship with the Coop that has not wavered. Ten pallets of fresh picked tomatoes are delivered twice a week and they cannot keep up with the demand. The emphasis is on selling a farmers’ market product in a grocery store. The fresh picked tomatoes come in all sizes, a departure from the standard sized produce seen in many grocery stores, where produce staff carefully build pyramids of fruit. The different sized tomatoes are all mixed in one bin.

The greenhouse is pesticide free and the tomatoes are randomly tested for 200 known substances. Tony and Karen drive their delivery trucks 80 km to Calgary twice a week because store managers like to meet them and talk about what they are doing. “I think it is a big reason why we are successful,” Karen said. “We are there and we are talking to the produce people and we are seeing what is happening on the floor and what the competitors are selling.” The Co-op displays full-sized posters beside the tomato cases explaining who the Legaults are and how the tomatoes are grown. Urban customers may have preconceived notions of what local producers might be like, but the Legaults want people to realize they are operators of a family-owned corporate farm. It is a business first, then a lifestyle. “You create the lifestyle by the hard work and what you get out of it. It is not some sort of storybook thing,” Tony said. The Legaults have been asked to mentor others, but they have found few are willing to work that hard or be disciplined enough to persist. However, they have set aside an acre of their land for Calgary market gardeners. The family has considered growing other vegetables such as peppers and cucumbers, but that takes space away from their main commodity. Plenty of land and water are available for a separate structure if their children want to start a separate venture. They employ three full-time people who work with the plants and another person who runs the farm’s food safety program and store. The children also work on the farm and are paid wages. Shayne is now in university studying business, but he has told his family he might return. The Legaults have learned to make time for fun now that the farm is a success, but they also have to be within cellphone coverage. Tony monitors the farm’s activities through an alarm system on his phone. If something goes wrong in the greenhouse, it must be dealt with quickly. They also use cameras to monitor how the plants are doing in the controlled atmosphere. “We have got a two hour window to get back here and get something fixed,” Karen said. It seems they are tied to the farm, but that is their choice. Further expansion is a possibility, but they have proved farm size does not matter. “We earn a living on 160 acres and we were told when we started that unless we had 3,000 acres we weren’t going to make it,” Tony said.





Landowners upset by sewage boundary rules Sewage system standards | Acreage owners raise stink over rules to protect streams and sensitive areas from effluent BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU

EDMONTON — Will and Marion Pattison weren’t expecting a $25,000 bill for a high-end septic tank when they sold their home quarter to their daughter and carved off a small acreage nearby. But that’s what the family from Kingman, Alta., paid to comply with Alberta’s rural plumbing code and obtain their acreage permit. “I think it begs the question, why are they insisting on this?” said Will Pattison. “It’s a pretty onerous requirement.” Alberta’s Private Sewage Systems standards require septic pump-outs to be at least 90 metres from a property line. They must also be a certain distance from a water course, a water source or a building. However, it’s the regulations about distance to boundary lines that is causing county residences and councillors the most grief, said Camrose County reeve Don Gregorwich. “It’s really frustrating and we’re having a lot of residents in the county complain to us,” Gregorwich said. The regulations have put county staff in a difficult spot. Acreages must be at least nine acres to fit a pump-out system into the boundary requirements, but the county doesn’t want acreages to be larger than five acres so that it can limit the amount of agricultural land gobbled up by rural development. “For the county and the farmers, that’s a waste of good farmland,” said Gregorwich. “To get around the boundary rules, you have to make the acreages larger. That adds up to quite a chunk of farmland taken out of use because of boundary line requirements.” Pattison said it doesn’t make sense for the long-term preservation of farmland to carve 10 acre parcels of land out of quarter sections just to meet an arbitrary provincial regulation. “If you do that long term, that is a disturbing trend.” Gregorwich introduced a resolu-

Landowners developing a new home quarter must follow Alberta’s Private Sewage System standards. | FILE PHOTO tion at the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties convention in November to ask the province to study the quality of effluent leaving septic tanks of open discharge private sewage systems to see if existing setbacks can be reduced. “We maintain, or believe, the effluent coming from septic systems is not as harmful as is claimed and the issue needs to be reviewed,” he told the convention. The resolution was defeated. Gregorwich said he plans to reword the resolution to ask the province to reduce the distance a pump-out can be from the boundary line and have it discussed at the AAMD&C’s spring convention. “For retiring farmers who want to carve off a section of the home quarter, the new rules mean it can take up to 10 acres,” he said. “Open discharge is not good if it’s in

a subdivision. We’re not arguing with that, but when their closest neighbour is a mile away in any direction, it flies in the face of common sense. When a retired farm couple comes in to ask for subdivision, the first thing that happens is they’re hit with a $40,000 bill to change the system that has probably been operating well for them for a long time.” The alternative is to install septic mounds or septic fields, which can cost $20,000 to $40,000. “The bad thing is fields are not fail proof. They fail fairly often, even after the test holes are dug and the soil is analyzed. It has not proven to be successful,” he said. Gregorwich wondered what is wrong with continuing to use the simple, inexpensive septic pumpout systems that cost $5,000 to $7,000 and have worked across the Prairies for years. “Why trap a person into a system

that doesn’t work?” he said. “There’s been a lot of resistance in Camrose County.” It was a combination of boundary lines and soil conditions that wouldn’t allow Pattison to install a septic field. Instead, he was required to install a more expensive $25,000 “at grade system,” a sophisticated septic system with four holding tanks, an aeration pump and a 150 ft. long pump-out that discharges evenly over the entire discharge pump. “The clarity of the water at pumpout is quite good,” he said. Pattison’s discharge line is tucked among the trees and covered in wood chips to reduce freezing. “I would hate to put it out in the open.” Pattison and Gregorwich agree there must be rules to ensure that the effluent from septic pump-outs doesn’t go directly into streams or environmentally sensitive areas, but

they wish there was more flexibility around the rules. Brent Hoyland, assistant chief administrative officer with Flagstaff County, said his municipality prefers smaller acreages but has recently changed the rules to allow 10-acre acreages to accommodate the tougher septic pump-out rules. Hoyland said he understands why fields and other septic systems are required in multi-lot subdivisions, but doesn’t believe they’re needed in sparsely populated counties such as Flagstaff. As well, he said residents who have installed the pricey fields or mounds have complained they don’t work well. Heather Koszuba, a communications official with Alberta Municipal Affairs, said the regulations are in place to reduce potential risk to public health and safety and the environment. A private sewage task force has been established to look at private sewage systems, and boundary line setbacks are just one of the issues it has discussed. Any changes that are approved wouldn’t take place until next year. Alf Durnie, chief inspector for private sewage systems with the municipal affairs department, said his office could issue variances on the boundary line setback. He estimated it has issued 80 such variances in the past year. Durnie said county officials know about the variance option, but he doesn’t know if they pass on the information to landowners. “They may well have their own reasons why they don’t want to make it a regular occurrence,” he said. Gregorwich said he’s an example of the lack of knowledge about variances. Even though he’s reeve of his county, he only recently learned about the option. “I’m an example of a guy that doesn’t know what’s going on.” Durnie said options such as mounds and holding tanks are available in areas where fields and pumpouts don’t work.


Man. parkland protected through conservation partnership BY BILL STILWELL FREELANCE WRITER

BRANDON — A tract of aspen parkland southwest of Grandview, Man., is now protected with a conservation easement, the first agreement carried out by a partnership that includes the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Intermountain Conservation District. Located in the Pleasant Valley district, this rolling tree-covered property holds special significance for landowner Ivan Leschasin. “If the bush was ever cut down, it would break my heart,” he said. “I was an organic farmer and cropped part of it,” he said, noting that it has been dormant for six years. The bulk of the 159-acre property, consisting of trembling aspen, wetlands and small grassy clearings,

remains in a natural state. Aaron Kulbacki, Intermountain Conservation District manager, said this pocket of aspen and white spruce forest is good wildlife habitat that helps link Duck Mountain and Riding Mountain. “It is a relatively natural area, and while it is just a small parcel, it plays a very important role in helping to connect the habitat found in these two protected areas.” The arrangement between the NCC, IMCD and Leschasin represents the first partnership agreement where these two conservation agencies have worked together. NCC will not disclose the value of this specific transaction but says the values of conservation agreements are based on an appraisal of fair market value. Such agreements in Manitoba have

Ivan Leschasin, left, arranged a conservation easement on his land with Gerald Forsyth of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Intermountain Conservation District. | BILL STILWELL PHOTO been receiving $80 to 125 per acre. This new partnership with NCC seemed like the perfect opportunity for a joint project that would protect

a small, but critical piece of habitat, said IMCD chair Syd Puchailo. “It’s a start,” he said. “It’s not very often that you have

individuals who are willing to leave their land in a natural state. It is refreshing to see it kept that way. “We are seeing a lot of critical pieces of marginal land being broken up and cleared,” he said, citing high land prices and input costs as farmers’ challenges in farming profitably. This forest holds many fond memories for Leschasin, who spent many hours enjoying the outdoors, cutting firewood and experiencing nature. Born and raised in the area, he wanted to ensure the land would never be cleared or drained. A conservation easement seemed like his best option. “I heard about the NCC from a local guy who has a caveat on five of his quarter sections,” Leschasin said. “I was interested in the fact that the bush would never be cut down.”






Young family finds every day exciting Eager to try new ventures | Couple sells vegetables, eggs, baking, crafts and trees from on-farm store

Open hearts to newcomers SPEAKING OF LIFE




I hate to admit this but I think that my little community is carrying bigotry into its historical archives. A few months ago, a family from southeast Asia bought our local cafe and moved into the community. They seem to be hard working and pleasant people, but few of my neighbours are reaching out to include the new family in community activities. I only see our new residents in either their cafe or at parentteacher interviews in the school. What can I do to help my community shed its subtle discrimination and become more inclusive for our newcomers?


DENCROSS, Man. — Heather and Rick Kurbis have created a unique space to raise their family. It wasn’t what they first set out to do, but now the couple grows and sells more than 30 types of naturally grown vegetables on their 69 acre farm near Dencross, Man. “I was a machinist by trade but it didn’t work out for me and there were some health issues,” Rick said. He admits there are challenges in running the farm, especially taking care of the animals. “Some days, I don’t want to get out and do chores but other days it’s fun,” he said. The Kurbis farm raises half a dozen pigs, a few beef cattle and 1,000 broiler chickens annually. Heather said the size of the farm limits the number of grass fed beef cattle they can raise and there are quota limits on the number of chickens they can produce. They also have laying hens, which produce the eggs they sell in their store. There are also the guinea hens, turkeys, ducks, goats, and even a miniature donkey and peacock, which all vie for their attention. Heather said these animals attract attention from customers and their children when they are housed outside in pens in the summer. Heather left a nursing program to raise her family on the farm. She and Rick hav e t hree ch i l d re n , including Reuben, 4, Sierra, 3, and Amy, 2. She said despite the long hours she works, having her kids close to her all day is the best reward. “I’m there all the time for them,” she said, embracing Amy. “I don’t have to put them in daycare and they can work alongside of me.” In 2011, Heather and Rick built the new store with a commercial kitchen in the back. Plans for this year include installing a walk-in freezer and fridge. In the meantime, Heather stores the fruit she makes into jam in a series of chest freezers. “It’s not a very efficient way to store things though,” she said. The Kurbis business is expanding because of the storefront, commercial kitchen and smoker that allows the family to make their own sausage. Heather said the new building allows them to be open year round, and for the first time she sold Christmas trees, crafts, gifts and baking. Throughout the winter, Heather will have pickles and four kinds of jam available for sale. She sells approximately 500 jars of pickles and 500 jars of jam a year now. The amount of preserves she can produce is limited by the size of the harvest on the farm because she only cans what they grow. Heather takes courses on business


Rick Kurbis with Amy, left, Reuben, Heather and Sierra work together on their mixed farm near Dencross, Man. | KURBIS FAMILY PHOTO

The Kurbis family sells vegetables, sausage, eggs and homemade crafts, including mittens modelled by Amy, below. | ANNE COTE PHOTOS

and food production from Manitoba Agriculture and has developed relationships with other people who have experience managing a small farm and storefront sales. “Having a mentor saved us a lot of stupid or expensive mistakes,” she said. Heather said their extended families have been a large part of their success. They borrow equipment from both sets of parents and Heather’s mom helps with child care and greenhouse seedlings when needed. The Kurbis family looks back on what they’ve accomplished and look forward to their next projects. “Every day is exciting,” Rick said.

The starting point is to understand the depth from which discrimination is likely to evolve. As I see it, discrimination is another word for fear. The fear is apprehension about change. The migration of people from Middle and Far Eastern states is bringing with it new customs, beliefs and ways of conducting business. As much as the newcomers try to blend into our communities, they cannot help but to do some things differently. For some of our long-term residents, the changes and differences are threatening. The attempt to marginalize or discriminate against those who are new here is an attempt to preserve the ways in which we have always done things. You are likely not able to influence your neighbours but you can work on your own attitudes. We need to recognize when we have been discriminatory and admit our own misplaced attitudes. The more you honestly confront your own moments of indiscretion, the more likely it is that you will temper yourself from continued biases in the future. In doing so, you set an example for others in your community and give people a chance to model themselves after you. In that, you may find a change in their attitudes. Newcomers to our communities bring with them rich cultural heritages with interesting food, music and art. No one needs to fear something that is likely to enrich our lives. Jacklin Andrews is a family counsellor from Saskatchewan. Contact: jandrews@

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Yogurt a low-fat, high-protein option for diets LEFT: Save a bit of your first batch of homemade yogurt to culture subsequent batches for thicker, better results. BELOW: Use yogurt for dips, dressings and smoothies to decrease fat content and increase protein. | SARAH GALVIN PHOTOS




id you make any resolutions this New Year? If you are wondering how to improve your eating habits, consider adding yogurt to your daily diet. It is a milk product rich in protein, vitamins A and D, calcium and at least 12 additional essential nutrients. It is also valuable in weight control because it is a relatively low calorie source of protein. Homemade yogurt has a tang that is not found in the commercial varieties. It is much less expensive, has no stabilizers, preservatives or sugar, has a live bacteria culture and there is no waste of packaging. Purchased yogurt is often made with a gelatin base and probiotic yogurt is made with a live bacteria culture and has proven health benefits, according to the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics. Making yogurt at home with a live culture is easy. There are yogurt makers on the market but I have a simple method to make four cups (1 L) that requires no special equipment. Heat the milk to 110 F (43 C), pour into a container, add the culture and stir. Wrap with a towel and let incubate for five or more hours and then chill. Be sure to leave yogurt mixture alone because it will not set up properly if disturbed. Do not chill until the yogurt has thickened. Then chill, cover tightly and keep it one week or longer. Modern pasteurization no longer necessitates scalding the milk. Scalding deactivates enzymes in milk that prevent the culture from flourishing. If you are using raw milk, it is essential to scald it. If you do not have a thermometer, 110 F (43 C) is lukewarm and slightly warmer than body temperature. Using your little finger to test the milk, it should feel warm.

The yogurt culture can be obtained from a purchased plain yogurt that has active culture as an ingredient or from a fresh dried culture found in a health food store. Packets of dried culture should be stored in the refrigerator. The first batch of homemade yogurt may not be as thick as you are used to but subsequent batches made using your own yogurt as a starter culture will be thicker. Yogurt will not continue to thicken after it is refrigerated. Fresh milk is essential.

PLAIN YOGURT 4 c. milk, low fat or whole 1 L 2 tbsp. yogurt culture or 30 mL 1 pkg. dried purchased starter If using raw milk, scald by gently heating until bubbles form around the edge of the pan or about 180F (80C). Pour into a one litre (4c.) container and cool to 110 F (43C). Stir two tablespoons (60 mL) of plain yogurt or one packet of dried culture into the warm milk. Wrap in a towel and keep in a warm place for about five hours. When the yogurt has thickened, refrigerate. With that first batch of yogurt that is thinner, you can make a lassi, an

Indian beverage that can be flavoured with mango or other fruits.

GREEK YOGURT, LABNEH AND YOGURT CHEESE Greek yogurt is a strained yogurt. Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth overnight in the refrigerator. The liquid collected is nutrient rich whey, which can be frozen in ice cube trays and used in dips like tzatziki or feta dip. It is thick enough that you can substitute it for sour cream. Labneh is a thicker Lebanese style yogurt that is like Greek yogurt or can be as thick as a soft cheese. If you want a thicker product similar to cream cheese, hang the yogurt in cheesecloth for two days.

SWEET LASSI 2 c. 2 tbsp. 4-5 1/4 c.

plain yogurt 500 mL honey 30 mL ice cubes fruit 60 mL pinch cardamom or cinnamon, optional

Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree, then pour into chilled glass and serve. It will not be as thick as a smoothie.

STRAWBERRY BANANA FRUIT SMOOTHIE 3 c. frozen strawberries 750 mL 1 frozen banana 3/4 c. yogurt 190 mL 3/4 c. milk 190 mL 1 tbsp. honey, optional 15 mL Puree in blender until it resembles ice cream. Serve immediately. Makes four servings.

FETA DIP 2 c. 1 c. 2 1 tsp.

strained yogurt 500 mL feta, crumbled 250 mL cloves garlic, minced dried mint 5 mL

1 tbsp. finely chopped 15 mL chives or green onions salt In a medium bowl, combine the strained or Greek-style yogurt and the rest of the ingredients. Add salt to taste. Source: Food Network.

YOGURT IDEAS • Mix with preserves or fresh fruit and top with granola for a healthy breakfast or snack • Spread labneh or yogurt cheese on a plate, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dried thyme, black pepper, toasted sesame seeds, lemon zest, sea salt, dried oregano or paprika.

Mix ingredients and refrigerate for two hours before using.

• Mix herbs and garlic into strained yogurt to use as a vegetable dip.


• Use plain yogurt instead of sour cream or mayonnaise with baked potatoes, pasta, coleslaw or soup.

1/3 c. nonfat Greek style yogurt 1/3 c. low fat buttermilk 3 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/4 tsp. garlic powder

80 mL 80 mL 45 mL 7 mL 5 mL 2 mL 1 mL

• Whey can be used instead of water when baking or added to soups, stews and smoothies. Sarah Galvin is a home economist, teacher and farmers’ market vendor at Swift Current, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. Contact:


Does joint ownership with right of survivorship help avoid probate fees? A PRAIRIE PRACTICE



Is it true that adding my children as joint account holders on my bank accounts or as joint owners of any real estate will help avoid probate fees?


Joint ownership with right of survivorship is a legal arrangement where two or more individuals jointly own an asset. When one of

the individuals passes away, the asset transfers to the remaining joint owner(s). Joint accounts and land that transfer in such a way do not form part of the deceased’s estate and are not subject to probate fees. Joint accounts with right of survivorship transfer upon death and the funds are immediately available to the other joint owners. There are a variety of other considerations that arise. Any asset that is jointly owned is fair game for any of the owners’ creditors and this includes divorce. If an adult child is given joint ownership of a bank account and subsequently splits with his spouse, the contents of the account might be included in the matrimonial property. The ex-spouse could be entitled to a portion of those funds.

The same is true of other creditors. Anyone to whom that child owes money can go after the joint account. There could also be significant tax implications to giving joint ownership of an account to an adult child. Since the contents of the account or the land are essentially being gifted to the child, taxes payable on them could become immediately due. This could also be true of the capital gains on second properties such as cabins. Also, careful accounting of any earnings from the asset should be recorded for tax purposes. Always consult an accountant before placing an asset in joint names with adult children. Because joint assets do not form part of the deceased’s estate, care should be taken to make sure that

there will be enough liquid assets in an estate to cover any debts, taxes or other expenses. If all of an individual’s money passes via joint ownership, an estate may have to sell off assets to cover taxes, funeral costs or other debts. Finally, some beneficiaries might not be happy that assets were excluded from an estate. There have been numerous legal battles fought over the intentions of a deceased parent in adding an adult child as a joint owner of an asset to the exclusion of others. Did the parent mean for the assets to pass directly to the child or was the child added to the account strictly to help with financial management? Most people would say, “that would never happen in my family” and they probably are right, yet legal battles

over estates go before the courts every day. Probate fees in Saskatchewan are $7 on every $1,000 of the estate. Legal battles, lost opportunities for tax planning and losing an asset to a child’s creditor can be much more costly. The next column will talk more about joint ownership and how to do your best to prevent those sorts of battles from starting. Brayden Gulka-Tiechko, student at law in McDougall Gauley’s Moose Jaw office, helped research and draft this article. This article is presented for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The views expressed are solely those of the author and should not be attributed to McDougall Gauley LLP. Contact: gwartman@





Technology will give patients more control in health care HEALTH CLINIC


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What are your predictions for health care in 2013?

1. Epidemiology. Researchers will turn more to veterinary medicine to help control future epidemics from viruses such as SARS, flu or new varieties. By checking on

livestock health, precautions and possible vaccine development will help ensure the safety of the human population. 2. Stem cell research will continue but benefits to the general population will take a few more years. 3. Digital and computerized medicine. Technology will become more common as doctors and patients grow comfortable with digital devices to manage health information. Wireless technology, low-cost monitoring devices and sensors will give consumers more control of their own health. You can get an app for a smart phone that records pulse and blood pressure or even monitors blood glucose levels.

4. Telehealth will expand so that more isolated communities can access doctors and nurses via twoway TV, Skype or other forms of interactive internet messaging. 5. More patients will do their own research online about their medical conditions and present it for discussion at their doctor’s office. 6. Drug addicts will find it harder to get written prescriptions from doctors. Many now fax or email prescriptions to the drug stores so that written prescriptions can no longer be duplicated and used more than once. 7. Few new drugs will be discovered, but pharmaceutical companies will try to make money by revamping and slightly modifying older proven

drugs and giving them new names. There may be more slow release formulations available so that medications could be taken less frequently. 8. More people will become vegetarians and vegans out of concern for animal welfare or their own health and well-being. 9. More people will consume locally grown as well as non-genetically modified and organic foods, despite the lack of proof that they are any healthier. 10. More people may be given stents and other less invasive procedures rather than bypass surgery. 11. Scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Japan and University of California at Los

Angeles report a new nanoscale Velcro-like device that captures and releases tumour cells that have broken away from primary tumours and are circulating in the bloodstream. This new nanotechnology could be used for cancer diagnosis and give insight into the mechanisms of how cancer spreads throughout the body. The device could become a convenient and non-invasive alternative to bypass surgery. 12. There will be more doctors in Canada but you likely won’t be able to see one any quicker because they will work shorter hours. Clare Rowson is a retired medical doctor in Belleville, Ont. Contact:


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he town I live in has a street assessment program, where trained street assessment personnel fan out along the streets and byways, lanes and thoroughfares, avenues and boulevards and — you guessed it — assess them according to their need for repair. They all take the same training, so theoretically they should all come up with identical assessments. Every street in town was rated a few years ago and will be rated again this year. This is all very interesting (well, not really) and it might lead one to believe that the streets in my town run straight and true like an old Brunswick pool table. In fact, a great many of them are like logging roads — rough and rutted, with patches on top of patches. If I was going to open a wheel alignment service, I would pick this town since Beirut is too far away. For all I know, our street assessors are doing a bang-up job in noting the cracks, heaves and holes in the fractured web that connects our homes and stores. Like royal commissioners, they see the problem and then leave their findings with Fred. Fred will fix it. That’s his job. “Yes, I sympathize with your problem,” said Fred on the telephone. “That was a serious pothole that snapped your axle. But right now, I have to prioritize the street repair program and axle-breaking streets aren’t on top of the list. To qualify for the highest priority, a street must have a fissure that leads directly to the bowels of hell. Show us the brimstone and we’ll bring on the asphalt.” “What if I show you a pothole with four homeless people living in it?” “Six, and we’ll put it on the list for next year.” Michael Gillgannon is the former news editor of The Western Producer and managing editor of Western People. Contact: humour@

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Grain terminal remains a landmark in Lethbridge Test of time | Built in 1931, the 17-storey Alberta Terminals Ltd. facility continues to be a hub for modern agricultural production BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

The baby in a family of three giant inland grain elevators in Alberta is still the tallest building in Lethbridge, even though it was completed in 1931. Tall buildings are not the preferred structures in a place where chinook winds blow up to 100 km-h, but solid concrete construction has kept the 194-foot Alberta Terminals Ltd. facility intact and functioning through its 80th year. The 17-storey “house” with 63 annex bins and 56 workhouse bins is a landmark in this southern Alberta city. In the early 1930s, when it was built on contract by the federal government, it sat on 16 acres far outside the business district. Today, it’s in the middle of the city’s industrial area and conveniently located along the main thoroughfare, Crowsnest Trail, with handy highway and rail access. Brad Ternes is general manager of the facility, which has been owned and operated by Cargill since 1991, despite its old paint job. He marvels at the terminal’s design, which works well for modern agriculture and transport. “It’s the forethought that was put into these,” says Ternes. “The pits hold a Super B (truckload of grain.) The scales hold a rail car, where back then, all they loaded was boxcars. But the scales were put in big enough … designed almost for the modern rail cars. How’d they know?” Controller Kevin Christiansen, who has worked at the terminal for 26 years, says he’s continually impressed with the quality of materials used in the building that have stood the test of time. “Surprisingly, for how old this place is, there’s a lot of original equipment that’s still used, that still works and functions great,” he says, listing motors, gearboxes, grain legs and trippers as examples. Of course, upgrades have been needed over the years. The scale system, bin gates and cleaners are new, and there is more electronic operation that simplifies the sorting and movement of large amounts and grades of grain into multiple bins. The facility, with 32,000 tonnes of capacity, handles various types of wheat, durum, barley and canola. It draws from an approximate 100 kilometre radius, taking delivery using three driveways with pits. The plant then cleans the grain and oilseeds to export quality and loads into 56 rail car spots. “It takes us about seven hours to do 56 cars. In fact, we set the record on Sunday (Dec. 16): six hours and 51 minutes,” says Christiansen. The facility is able to load two hopper cars at once with its dual shipping scales and spouts. Ninety-five percent of the cars travel to Vancouver terminals for export. Christiansen mans what appears to be a complex computer system that shuffles grain from bin to cleaners to

annex to rail car. Radios are used to inform annex men in the distant upper floors about which spouts and trippers to set up for a given load. And yes, human error occasionally rears its head, and the wrong grain gets into the wrong bin. “It happens in these ones and it happens in the new ones. That’s one part of the business that hasn’t changed and never will,” says Ternes with a laugh.

His 30 years with Cargill and more than four years in Lethbridge makes him a veteran of grain handling scenarios. The large bin range also allows easier blending, when necessary. It’s an option that can be used even with tough grain, although the facility also has a grain dryer. It hasn’t been needed in the last several years. “Mother Nature did it for us, which we like,” says Ternes. “A few years ago we fired up the dryer and the city came over. They thought there was a leak because all of a sudden the consumption went up so high. So now we phone them before we fire it up.” Front office staff report rumours of a ghost in the terminal, thought to be the spirit of a long-ago worker, but it didn’t manifest itself on a recent tour of the facility. Christiansen, who describes himself as “seasoned vet” of the place, got his start mowing grass and replacing or repairing the hundreds of windows in the house, which is a constant battle. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

Above: While the inland grain terminal in Lethbridge bears the Alberta Terminals Ltd. paint job, the facility has been owned and operated by Cargill since 1991. It was built in 1931. LEFT: General manager Brad Ternes holds the tape measure and weight that are used to gauge the level of grain in the annex bins. | BARB GLEN PHOTOS



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TOP: It’s a constant battle to keep the terminal’s many windows in repair. They rattle loose in high winds and can be damaged by birds that frequent the area. ABOVE: Canola goes by in a near blur, on its way to storage in one of the terminal’s bins. RIGHT: A Cargill worker manually moves a spout as canola is moved from one spot to another. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE

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Birds, ubiquitous around all grain elevators, do their share of window damage, but the panes also rattle loose in the region’s punishing winds. His history with the terminal gives Christiansen a feel for the place. “It holds some sentimental value because I’ve been here and I’ve seen the comings and goings. It’s a lot about the crew and the managers that we’ve worked with. They’ve always said about the Lethbridge plant that it’s always been a closeknit group, more so than some of the other plants. And the old girl, she just keeps on going.” The entire place is operated by nine people in the plant, four managers and several front office staff. Neither Ternes nor Christiansen can recall a lost-time accident in the facility. Safety and security are watchwords, but the site itself is open because it provides a quicker route for the local fire station to service certain parts of the city. A history of the terminal, related in an undated booklet written by historian Irma Dogterom, describes an arduous route to approval of its construction. Lethbridge officials first asked the federal government for a terminal in 1914 and it took repeated requests before final approval in 1930. Inland terminals similar to the Lethbridge facility, though larger, were earlier built in Edmonton and Calgary. Once construction began, Dogterom reports it took only eight months to complete, at a cost of $950,000. In today’s dollars, that would be approximately $16 million. The Lethbridge facility was operated by the federal government from 1931 to 1980 and by the provincial government until 1991.




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SOIL SCIENTISTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS A soil scientist from the University of Calgary and another from the University of Northern British Columbia are recipients of scholarships from the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation. Tariq Munir of the U of C and Alexander Koiter of UNBC are the 2012 recipients of the $3,000 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Soils Scholarships in recognition of academic achievement, areas of study, leadership and career interests. Munir is in the third year of a degree program in the department of geography. He is studying the potential effects of climate change on soil in Alberta’s boreal peat land region. “Mr. Munir believes in teaching and practicing his soil and environment

profession and currently instructs an undergraduate course in soils and vegetation at the University of Calgary, where he promotes active learning and engagement,” said an AICF news release. Koiter is doing his doctoral thesis on sediment fingerprinting, a technique used to determine the source of sediments and associated contaminants. “One of his personal goals has been to highlight the importance of soil as a resource that needs to be protected and to encourage young students to consider soil science as a rewarding career choice,” said the news release. Ivarson, for whom the scholarships are named, was a scientist with the Soil Research Institute. He died in 2010. 4-H MARKS 100TH ANNIVERSARY IN CANADA 4-H in Canada will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year in a variety of ways:

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Job getting easier for U.S. ag envoy CWB changes ease tension | Representative says exporters want lower supply management tariffs BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

After a 28-year career in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s foreign agricultural service that took him around the world, Scott Reynolds figures he landed in Canada at a good time. “This assignment is great,� the 56-year-old said. After assignments in Africa, China and, most recently, Russia, he is finally within driving distance of his family home in Pennsylvania. He can also read newspapers in his native English. The USDA representative in Canada arrived in Ottawa Sept. 1 after “some of our hardest problems have already been solved and now we’re working on things that are important, but the goal is to eliminate irritants to trade.� One of those “hardest problems� in Canada-U.S. relations was the CWB export monopoly, he said in a lateDecember interview at the U.S. embassy in downtown Ottawa. “This was something that my predecessors probably talked about and had discussions and briefing papers for more than 30 years,� said Reynolds. “I was lucky because one month before I arrived, there were changes in the Canadian Wheat Board, and it no longer represents a major problem.� Next on the list are high Canadian supply management dairy, poultry and egg import tariffs that U.S. exporters would like to see lowered or eliminated. With World Trade Organization talks stalled, Reynolds said many American exporters are looking to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations for a breakthrough on lowering supply management tariffs. “It’s a way that all countries can negotiate some meaningful market access and we’re interested in making progress there,� he said. The next TPP meeting is in Singapore in March, and Reynolds said the U.S. also has sensitive products on the negotiating table. “If none of us are willing to make changes, we shouldn’t bother going to Singapore,� he said. In the background is the issue of Canada’s successful challenge of the U.S. country-of-origin labelling rule, which has stifled livestock exports, and a May 2013 deadline set by the WTO for U.S. implementation. There is little expectation that the U.S. Congress will pass legislation to comply, and the U.S. embassy in Ottawa will be faced with Canadian pressure to do so. The file will land squarely on Reynolds’ desk. However, he said a key message he brings to the job is that Canada and the U.S. have a $40 billion cross-border trade in agriculture and food products, and the value of the northsouth flow is equal. “On agriculture we’re tied, and we think that that tie in this case is a great win for both sides,� he said. “It is extremely important for both of our countries to have reliable export markets.� Reynolds has already travelled to Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal and plans much more travel to meet Canadian food inter-

I was lucky because one month before I arrived, there were changes in the Canadian Wheat Board, and it no longer represents a major problem. SCOTT REYNOLDS U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

ests and farmers across the country. He said the weight of his role has also changed. The USDA representative in Canada was once responsible for sending

information to Washington about Canadian planting and production. These days, much of that information is available from Canadian government and industry websites.

Instead, the job is increasingly to make U.S. positions on trans-border issues and trade clear to Canadian governments and interest groups. “I would say the role of representing the United States Department of Agriculture to the government of Canada is taking more of my time compared to figuring out how many acres of wheat were planted in Saskatchewan,� said Reynolds. “We spend more of our time these days interacting with the government and industry groups here. The world has changed.�

Scott Reynolds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture representative in Ottawa, says his job is as much about representing U.S. views as it is sending information about Canadian agriculture back to Washington. | BARRY WILSON PHOTO

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Two of Western Canada’s Manufacturers Team Up to Provide Western Canadian Farmers Innovative Grain Storage and Transportation Solutions Effective January 2013, Cancade Company Limited and JTL Industries Limited will be working together to provide western Canadian farmers with innovative hopper grain bin and trailer technologies and enhanced capacity to fulfill their essential grain storage and transportation requirements. With over 100 years of combined success in their respective sectors, this relationship allows both companies to better utilize assets to provide efficiencies and costs savings to the agriculture, construction and oil industries. JTL recently won the prestigious 2012 Agritrade AG Innovations Award for their patented grain bin aeration design. The flat-bottom design increases airflow on the outside of the bins walls to reduce spoilage and gives farmers the peace of mind knowing their hopper grain bins are performing the best in the industry.

Customers share their perspective on their JTL products and customer experience: “This past November we bought three JTL 4900 bushel aeration bins and have been very pleased with them. The innovative and stable design of these flat bottom, hopper bins and the fact that there is no skid base made the site preparation very easy. Having an internal hopper with the perforated aeration panels built into the slopes, totally eliminates the need for duct work inside. The removable grain tray that sits under the end of the auger makes bin cleanout very easy. The construction design and quality workmanship makes this a very functional and user friendly grain storage unit.” -Robert and Larry Briggs | Unity, Saskatchewan “I purchased two 4900 bushel grain bins w/air. The air system is very effective, I put a 3 hp fan on each one and it works great. Lots of air moving through the bin! Most air systems would require a 5 hp fan or larger for this size of bin. The door system works nice too! Nice cleanout tray in the bottom.” - Garth Bennefeld | Strasbourg, SK JTL’s aeration-base design bins offer farmers the easiest site preparation by eliminating the need to invest in concrete pads and the time required to pour and settle the pad structure. The grain hopper bins are built to last. Manufactured with the highest gauge steel in the bin market, the 10 and 12 gauge walls are built stronger than the competitors’ 12+ gauge walls to protect the bins and contents from damage. Darrel Thiessen, President of Cancade, is thrilled to be able to provide their eastern prairie farmer customers with the most innovative grain bins in the industry. “We have a solid reputation in grain box and trailer manufacturing and distribution and we see The larger of Cancade’s JTL’s award-winning grain hopper bins as the perfect complement to our grain storage two new buildings located and hauling portfolio.” on the #1 Highway four “Last year was a building year for Cancade. We completed the first phase of expanmiles west of Brandon, MB sion on our recently purchased one mile of frontage land on the TransCanada (#1) Highway 3-4 miles west of Brandon. We have two new state-of-the-art buildings totaling 28,400 square feet of manufacturing space. One building has two 10-ton cranes with 29 foot pick points. This space allows us to manufacture large vessels, tanks, silos and bins. Due to our existing 60,000 square feet manufacturing space in our south Brandon plant, our recently acquired ASME and CWB certification, our robotic PTAW and CNC machining capabilities at our Hamiota plant, our large engineering staff and now our relationship with JTL, we are already seeing payoffs from our strategic plan. Few companies have the combined facilities and experience that JTL and Cancade now have together.” Thiessen is quick to give credit to others, “we could not have done this without Ed Dornn and his crew from Excel Design and Construction. What they did in the timeline provided from design to General Contracting to completion with the most advanced materials and equipment combined with unusual and above average quality made this almost fun. It has been extremely gratifying to find out there are still companies around that do business like this. They reminded me of the way my dad used to do business and I would recommend them to anyone for any project big or small.” Thiessen adds, “I feel the same way about Lester and his staff at JTL. They make a great innovative product and they are good people. They do what they say they will do and make it fun. Like Cancade, “JTL is a grass roots company that comes up with innovative products that people want. They remain connected to the farming industry as well as the working first hand with the oil and gas industry. Their products are unique and make sense.” Lester Thiessen, of JTL values the opportunity to bring their award-winning patented technology to eastern prairie customers. “We chose Cancade as a partner due to their customer focused business approach and solid reputation in the manufacturing sector. We are confident that Cancade is the right partner to represent our products and look forward to developing additional storage solutions together.” The two companies are also building more products for the mining, oil and gas markets. The pictures below represent most of Cancade’s product lines.

Hopper Trailer Concept

Coming Summer 2013



Chase Auto Body Supplies Ltd has been Congratulations Cancade! It has been Congratulations Cancade on your a proud supplier of CANCADE since 1998 a privilege to work with such a new plant and we are happy to be a and we wish them continued success with progressive and innovative company. major supplier. their new facilities.


As a tarp supplier for Cancade grain and gravel bodies, Michel’s Industries would like to congratulate Cancade on their expansion and new business ventures.

Auto Body Supplies Ltd.


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TUNE-RITE TRACTOR PARTS: New parts for old tractors. Tires, decals, reproduction parts, antiques and classic. Western Canada m.e. MILLER tire dealer and LETHBRIDGE ANTIQUE AND TOY Show STEINER dealer. Phone Don Ellingson,. and Sale, January 19th, 10 AM - 5 PM and 1-877-636-0005, Calgary, AB. or email January 20th, 10 AM - 3 PM. Lethbridge Exhibition Park (main Pavilion). Toys, Antiques and Collectibles. Ph: 403-381-9056, WANTED: UNSTYLED JD A on steel; also JD W stationery engine on cart. Email: 780-853-7385, Vermilion, AB. WANTED: JD MC CRAWLER, dead or alive. 306-769-8802, Arborfield, SK., or CITABRIA 7GCBC 1972, 1200 TT, great email condition, rebuilt in 2004, $30,000 OBO. Email for details at Ph. 867-873-8256, Yellowknife, NT. 1974 SKYMASTER P-337G, 2300 TT, engines approx. 600 hrs. SMOH, extensive annual complete, sacrifice $80,000. Phone Rick Wildfong 306-734-2345 or 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. 1973 CESSNA AG truck, 3500 TTAF, 200 since engine, fresh annual, at Yorkton Air Service, SK. $117,000. Brad at 204-365-7574, Shoal Lake, MB.

RARE: MASSEY SUPER 90 on propane, c/w factory FEL, hardly used, fully restored, g o r g e o u s t r a c t o r, $ 9 0 0 0 O B O. C a l l 403-485-8198 cell, Arrowwood, AB.

BORDER CITY COLLECTOR SHOW, Lloydminster, SK-AB, March 9-10, 2013. Featuring antiques, farm toys, dolls and who knows what else? Mark your calendar now. 21 years and growing strong in the WANTED: MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE 585 cu. recently renovated Stockade Convention inch diesle engine. Call 519-666-0289, Centre. For information contact Don at Denfield, ON. 306-825-3584 or, Brad at 780-846-2977. 1952 CAT 7U w/dozer, excellent condition, For doll info. call Deb at 780-875-8485. $7000 OBO. 780-336-4061, Viking, AB. ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaran- ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES, Piapot teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. Lions Club 14th Annual Show and Sale at Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, Maple Creek Armories, Maple Creek, SK. Feb. 2nd, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Feb. Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. 3rd, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information WANTED: CAB FOR a UDLX Minneapolis phone or fax 306-558-4802 Moline Comfort tractor or complete tractor for parts. 780-755-2326 or 780-806-9887, Edgerton, AB. WANT TO PURCHASE- ROPS for JD 40 Crawler (or adaptable) w/mounting brack- ICE RESURFACER: 1998 520 Zamboni, natural gas, 5497 hrs., $18,000; 1993 520 ets. Please contact: Zamboni, propane, 5400 hrs., $20,000. 306-668-2020 Saskatoon, SK. 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. JIM’S CLASSIC CORNER, a selling service for classic and antique automobiles, HUGE FARM TOY AUCTION: Friday Feb. 8th, Legion Hall, Yorkton, SK. Doors open trucks, boats. 204-997-4636, Winnipeg MB 4 PM, auction starts at 6 PM. Pictures and info. at or ph: 306-641-5850.

AWESOME PLUS DVD, 1977 Big Bud DVD, biggest tractor ever made. Detroit diesel engine 900 HP, 130,000 lbs., 1000 gal. fuel, works 60-70 acres/hr., 60 mins., $29.95. New! Great Green Machines, 175 years JD, 70 mins., $29.95. Red Power Int. (Farmall), 70 mins., $29.95. WANTED: OLDER A.T Ferrell or Clipper All About Oliver, 70 mins., $29.95. f a n n i n g m i l l . M u s t b e f u n c t i o n a l . 1 - 8 0 0 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 5 3 . 1000 DVD’s and books: 780-656-5496, Warspite, AB. WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales bro1961 JD 4010 diesel tractor, new seat, 1966 DODGE D300 1 1/2 ton truck, hoist, chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, good rubber, needs PTO clutch work, customed designed box, immaculate res- Saskatoon, SK. $4000. 1959 JD 730 diesel tractor, starting toration. For photos and information go to CLOSING OUT SALE, Dealer #14. 50% off motor, good metal, not running, $3000. $7000 OBO. sale. Everything must go. Located: Antique Phone 403-226-0429, Calgary, AB. 306-668-4448, Vanscoy, SK. Mall, 1175 Rose Street, Regina, SK.

PBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign now. Next sale January 26, 9:00 AM. PBR, 105- 71st St. West, Saskatoon, SK., 306-931-7666.

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McSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD. Vintage Service Station/ Coca-Cola/ Toy, Sat. Jan 26 at 10:00 AM, Stonewall - #12 Patterson Dr. 20’s Gilbarco White Rose pump; 3 pinball machines; Drink cooler. Over 150 signs: Cadillac; Nash; Red Indian; White Rose; Texaco; North Star; Coca-Cola; Oil racks; Ignition cabinets; Oil cans and bottles; Adv thermometer; Clocks; Door bars; Flanges; Vintage chain saws; Lincoln toys; Die cast; Pedal Tractors; Muhammed Ali fighting signed robe; Huge!! Hard to find items in their original condition with age. Not restored items! Stuart McSherry, 204-467-1858 or 204-886-7027,

SCHOOL BUSES: 1985 to 2001, 36 to 66 PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and pass., $2100 and up. Phoenix Auto, Lucky bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest, now Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074. own the best. Hoffart Services, 306-957-2033,

WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4’s, vans, SUV’s. Also large selection of Cummins diesel 1988 MERCURY MARQUIS L.S., excellent motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone condition, very well maintained, winter Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or Calgary- ready, $2500. 306-549-4537, Hafford, SK. 1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We have everything, almost. WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 1987 LT9000, 3406, 18 spd., wet kit, eng. needs work. Phone 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. ONE OF SASK’s largest inventory of used heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel motors and transmissions and differentials for all makes! Can Am Truck Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323.

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DROPDECK TRAILER 48’ OR 53’ TANDEM good cond. Call Dave at 403-653-2423, SANDBLAST AND PAINT your grain trail- in ers, boxes, flatdecks and more. We use in- Cardston, AB. dustrial undercoat and paint. Can zinc coat for added rust protection. Quality workmanship guaranteed. Prairie Sandblasting and Painting, 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK.


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TRUCK PARTS: 1/2 ton to 3 ton, gas and diesel engines, 4 and 5 spd. transmissions, single and 2 speed axles, 13’-16’ B&H’s, and many other parts. Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300.


NEW 2012 EMERALD steel open end 38’ tandem grain trailer, air ride, dual chutes, etc, $35,500; Arriving soon, 36’ Emerald tandem grain trailer. Call for details. We need your trades, nobody will pay you more than we will for your trades. Call Neil SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. Weyburn, SK., 306-842-2641. Used car 2- BRAND NEW 2013 Wilson Super B grain Wilson Aluminum Tandem, parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We trailers w/lift axles, totally enclosed, Tri-Axle & Super B Grain Trailers buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. $90,000 ea. set. 306-831-7026 Wiseton SK K-B TRUCK PARTS. Older, heavy truck salvage parts for all makes and models. Call 306-259-4843, Young, SK. NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in years body and paint experience. We do Call for a quote obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to W e will m a tc h c om petitor for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. daycab conversions. Sandblasting and pric ing spec for spec WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. Andres specializes in the sales, models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop service and rental of agricultural or email: shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. and commercial trailers. Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and Fina nc ing Is Ava ila ble! others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, Southern Industrial is buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, Ca ll Us Toda y! the proud supplier mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. and service shop for Toll Free 1-888-834-8592 - Lethbridge, AB Neville Built trailers. VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM Toll Free 1-888-955-3636 - Nisku, AB 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, 2003 MAVERICK 24’ flatbed trailer, like 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. new, 2 - 10,000 lb. axles, beavertail with SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE ramps, bumper with pintle. 403-548-8460 Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park. or 403-548-4849, Bindloss, AB. New and used parts available for 3 ton WAYNE’S TRAILER REPAIR. Specializing highway tractors including custom built in aluminum livestock trailer repair. Blaine tandem converters and wet kits. All truck Lake, SK, 306-497-2767. SGI accredited. makes/models bought and sold. Shop service available. Specializing in repair and Trailers In Stock: GOOD TRAILERS, REASONABLY priced. custom rebuilding for transmissions and • 38.5’ tandem on air, 78” high side, Tandem axle, gooseneck, 8-1/2x24’, Beadifferentials. Now offering driveshaft $ vertail and ramps, 14,000 GVW, $6900; or 35,500 side chutes, loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . repair and assembly from passenger triple axle, $7900. All trailers custom built vehicles to heavy trucks. For more info • 45’ Tri-Axle, 78” high sides, from 2000 to 20,000 lbs., DOT approved. $ call 306-668-5675 or 1-877-362-9465. Call Dumonceau Trailers, 306-796-2006, 2 hopper, air ride................ 43,500 DL #914394 Central Butte, SK. New Trailers Arriving Daily! Call for quotes. 2007 WILSON aluminum/steel tandem, 48’ dropdeck, 2 loading bunks, 2 big toolboxes, under deck lumber holder, used very little, $25,000; 1994 E-Z loader sprayer/combine, tandem, exc. shape, $12,000. Call 306-272-7038, Foam Lake, SK. WRECKING 1989 FORD L9000, good front end and cab; 1983 3 ton IHC, V8 diesel, 5 spd., single axle; Volvo trucks: Misc. axles and trans. parts; Also tandem trailer suspension axles. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK.

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2001 GMC DURAMAX Sierra 2500, ext. cab SLE, 250,000 kms, good cond., $7600 OBO. Phone 306-382-4517, Saskatoon, SK. 2003 FORD F150 crewcab, 4x4, 75,000 kms, green, good clean truck, $11,400 OBO. 306-978-1298, Saskatoon, SK.

COMPONENTS FOR TRAILERS, Build, Repair and Manufacture. Free freight. See “The Book 2011” page 165. DL Parts For Trailers, 1-877-529-2239, TRI-AXLE GRAVEL TRAILERS, 2000 Midland end-dump, sealed unit; 2001 Midland centre dump, both in mint cond. 306-482-5121, Carnduff, SK.

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DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ - 53’. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. SIX 1997 48’ Hi-boys, priced from $2500 to $8500 (cheap ones as is, good ones SK 306-842-2422 Cert.); 1995 Lode-King 48’ tri-axle combo flatdeck, SK cert., $9500; 2005 Lode-King Super B grain trailers, SK cert., $38,500; Hwy. Jct. 13 & 39 2000 Doepker Super B grain trailers, Weyburn, SK $31,500; 1998 Talbert 48’s stepdeck, SK 2004 LODE-KING open end Super B, new certified, $15,000; 2002 TrailTec tandem Michelin rubber, auto greaser, fresh safety, pintle combine/sprayer trailer, $16,500; one only $50,000. 306-398-4079. 1998 Eager Beaver 20 ton float trailer, $16,500. 306-567-7262, Davidson, SK. 2010 LOAD LINE 36’ tandem grain trailer, DL #312974 $29,500, like new. 306-276-7518 or 306-767-2616, Arborfield SK. DL #906768 2010 32’ GOOSENECK, 10,000 lb., tandem beavertail and ramps, $7900. Phone 2009 WILSON SUPER B, new tires, new SK duals, safety, 2 rows of LED lights, exc. condition, 204-534-7911, 204-534-7927, Boissevain $70,000 OBO. 306-648-7123, Gravelbourg. 48’ VAN TRAILER, good shape, $5000. 1995 TRIDEM 42’ Cancade, new paint, new 306-638-4595, Bethune, SK. tarp, new brakes, very good cond., $27,000. Call 306-861-4592, Filmore, SK. 1996 DOEPPKER TANDEM, new roll tarp, TRAILER SALES & RENTAL new brakes, good cond, $15,000. Foremost, AB. 403-867-2343, 403-647-8031. 2005 LODE-KING Super B’s, steel sides, alum. slopes, fair condition, $40,000 OBO. 306-398-2720, Rockhaven, SK.

2013 F ellin g T ri-a xle Dro p Deck, Air Rid e, 22.5 T ires , 3-b a rW in ches . 2013 E BY Deck Un d erAll Al um i nu m 14,000# GVW R, 2013 E BY L o w Pro Deck Un d erT a n d em , 20’x82” , E lectric Bra kes , Bu m p er Hitch, 4 Co u n ter S u n k D Rin gs 2013 E BY Deck Over, Bu m p er Hitch, All Al um i nu m , 20’x 82” Deck Betw een W heels , 14,000 GVW R, T ru ck Bo d y S id e Ra ils , 4 Co u n ter S u n k D Rin gs , S ta ke Po ckets , An d Ru b Ra il Ru b b erT o rs i on S u s p en s i on , Hi nged Rea r Ra m p s .

WWW.DESERTSALES.CA Trailers/Bins Westeel hopper bottom bins. Serving AB, BC and SK. Wilson, Norbert, gooseneck, stock and ground loads. Horse / stock, cargo / flatdeck, dump, oilfield, all in stock. 1-888-641-4508, Bassano, AB. 2008 WILSON TRIDEM cattleliner, exc. shape, used very little, cert., winter pkg., air ride, alum. wheels, $58,000. August 250-838-6701, 250-833-9102, Enderby, BC NEW BLUEHILLS GOOSENECK stock, 20’, $13,900; 18’, $11,900. Call 306-445-5562, Delmas, SK. 2001 FEATHERLITE 8120 20’, in extremely good shape, 1 center gate, roll up rear door. Call 780-763-2424, Vermilion, AB. 2001 SOUTHLAND 20’ 5th wheel aluminum c at t l e t r a i l e r, e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n . 306-398-4714, Cut Knife, SK.

1989 TRIMCAR 45’ tri-axle stainless steel tanker, air ride, 24.5 new tires, 6500 Imp. gal., $20,000. 306-538-4537, Kipling, SK.


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GRAIN EQUIPMENT 2013 WILSON TANDEMS 2013 MUV-ALL 10’ WIDE HYD BT ......CALL FOR PRICE 2 & 3 HOPPERS ............................................. IN STOCK 2009 COTTRELL HYDRAULIC CAR TRAILER 2013 WILSON TRIDEMS NEW CONDITION.............................................$62,000 2 & 3 HOPPERS ............................................. IN STOCK 2013 WILSON SUPER B......................................... IN STOCK 2009 MUV-ALL 10’ WIDE BT ........................... AVAILABLE DECKS USED GRAIN 1-2009 WILSON TANDEM NEW WILSON STEP & FLAT DECKS LIKE NEW .........................................CALL FOR PRICE TANDEM & TRIDEM ..................................... IN STOCK 2010 LODEKING TANDEM.......................................$32,500 2011 53’ TRIDEM ALL ALUMINUM 2009 TIMPTE TANDEM .............................................$33,980 (ALL NEW BRAKES) .........................................$41,900 2009 STOUGHTON TANDEM..................................$27,500 2007 MANAC ALL ALUMINUM LIVESTOCK STEP DECK 48’...................................................$21,980 2008 MERRIT CATTLE HOG GRAVEL/MISC. DROP CENTER...................................................$45,500 2013 TECUMSEH TRIDEM END DUMP ....... AVAILABLE GOOSENECKS NEW WILSON 24’ .................................................... IN STOCK 2005 GREAT DANE REEFER VAN ..........................$19,500 RENTALS AVAILABLE

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CHECK US OUT AT Saskatoon (866) 278-2636 Moose Jaw (877) 999-7402 Brian Griffin, Harvey Van De Sype, John Carle

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SUPER CLEAN 1993 Ford F350, ext. cab, Dually, 7.3 powerstroke diesel, auto, PW, PDL, A/T/C, only 120,400 actual miles, $11,000. 204-385-2012, Gladstone, MB. WANTED: GOOD SHAPE 1989-1993 Dodge 250, single cab, diesel, 4 WD, prefer automatic, electric windows, original paint, stock. Call 780-835-8532, Fairview, AB.

1995 GMC 1 ton dually, 6.5 turbo dsl. manual trans, new batteries, new exhaust system, $4500. 306-668-4448 Vanscoy, SK 2004 GMC 2500 HD diesel, 4x4, crewcab, SB, 6 spd. manual, sprayed box liner, 5th wheel hitch, 189,000 kms, $16,500. Reason for sale - farm sold. 306-896-1200, Churchbridge, SK. 2007 DODGE 3500 white, diesel dually, only 115,000 kms., new tires, box liner, hidden fifth wheel hitch, exc. cond. $29,000 OBO. 306-745-3438 Esterhazy, SK 2008 GMC 4x4 crew $18,955. 8 more GM 4x4’s in stock. Call Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard SK. DL 909250


2008 DODGE 3500 Laramie, 63,976 kms, $35,500 OBO. Have all types of trucks, all Sask. safetied. 306-463-8888 Dodsland SK. DL 909463. 2010 GMC GFX ex-cab 4x4, loaded, black and beautiful, 59,000 kms, $25,999. PST paid. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250.


2007 FREIGHTLINER w/Mercedes eng., AutoShift, new 20’ B&H, green in colour, $65,500; 2007 Freightliner w/Mercedes eng., power AutoShift, new 20’ B&H, white w/green box, $65,500; 2005 IH 9400 w/Cat power AutoShift, new 20’ B&H, white w/blue box, $57,500; 2005 IH 9400 w/Cat power AutoShift, new 20’ B&H, white w/burgundy box, $57,500. Coming in soon: 2005 Freightliner w/Mercedes power, AutoShift w/new 20’ B&H, white w/white box, $57,500; 2000 Mack w/Mack power, 10 spd., new 20’ B&H, $44,500; 2001 Western Star w/Cat power, 13 spd. w/new 20’ B&H, $47,500; 2010 Loadline 36’ tandem grain trailer, $29,500, like new. All trucks have alum. wheels and will be SK. safetied. Ph cell 306-276-7518, or res 306-767-2616, Arborfield, SK DL #906768

2012 BLACK SILVERADO LS 1500, 4x4, ext. cab, A/T/C, PW, PD, PM, hitch, 4.8 V8, 7300 kms, as new, warranty, $29,000 no taxes. Saskatoon, SK. 306-384-2428. 2012 DODGE DURANGO SXT, 7 passenger, loaded, $29,999. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250. 2012 RAM CUMMINS diesel 4x4, crewcab, $43,975. Call Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wyn- BERG’S GRAIN BODIES: When durability and price matter, call Berg’s Prep and Paint yard, SK. DL #909250. for details at 204-325-5677, Winkler, MB. 2007 FREIGHTLINER CENTURY w/new 20’ grain B&H, tarp and pintle. Mercedes 450 HP w/Eaton AutoShift, alum. wheels, white w/blue box, fresh paint on frame and cab, $56,000. Ph 204-724-9529, Oak River, MB.

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


(Medicine Hat, Alberta) ‘06 & ‘07 INTERNATIONAL 9400i 435 HP Cummins ISX Engine, 10 Speed Eaton Autoshift Trans, New 20’ Cancade Box Remote Hoist and Endgate Controls Available Fleet Maintained Southern Trucks.

We now have more trucks in stock. A special thanks to our customers & everyone who called.


FREIGHTLINER TANDEM GRAIN TRUCK: 1 million kms, 5 year old, CIM 20’ box, 65’’ side wall, air pintle, on board scale, 410 HP Cummins, electric tarp, 24.5 good rubber, remote gate and hoist control, interior windows, 10 speed AutoShift, HotShift PTO, hydraulic lines ran to rear, radio hard mounted, extra box lights, aluminum rims, n e v e r b e e n u s e d i n f e r t i l i z e r. 306-338-8078, Quill Lake, SK.

2001 CHEV C7500 tandem gravel truck, Cat dsl., 10 spd., 129,000 miles, $19,900; 2004 FL80, Cat dsl., Allison auto, 210,000 miles, $29,900. K&L Equipment, Regina, SK, 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 or email: 2001 FL80 FREIGHTLINER, tandem, air ride, 3126 Cat, 10 spd., vg cond. Phone 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK.

GRAVEL TRUCKS AND end dumps for sale or rent, weekly/ monthly/ seasonally, w/wo driver. K&L Equipment, Regina, 15’ GRAVEL BOX w/telescopic hoist and SK, 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 or removable grain box addition w/roll tarp. email: Call 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK.

1972 GMC TRUCK, 15’ wood B&H, 427 eng, 5&2 trans., air brakes, approx. 70,000 orig. 1985 WESTERN STAR, 425 Cat, less miles. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. than 500,000 kms, 15 spd. with 1998 44’ 1986 INT. S2500 tandem grain truck, 350 L o d e - K i n g t r i - a x l e , l i k e n e w. Cummins, 10 spd. trans., 20’ box, no rust, 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK. $26,000. 780-374-3544 or 780-679-4714, 1994 MACK CH model, certified, good Daysland, AB. cond., new steering tires/battery, $13,000 OBO. Call 1-888-776-7705, Rouleau, SK. 1998 FORD, DAYCAB, 12 fronts, 46 rears, N14, 460 Jake, 18 spd., wet kit, good shape, safetied, $15,000 OBO; 2001 Mack Vision, daycab, 460, 18 spd., wet kit, good shape, safetied, $15,000 OBO; 1997 CH 454 all Mack, 18 spd., 36 flat-top, good s h ap e , s a fe t i e d , $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 O B O. C a l l 204-937-7093, Roblin, MB. 1998 WESTERN STAR daycab, only 687,000 kms, 60 series Detroit, 430 HP, 13 spd. w/2006 43’ Wilson trailer, excellent condition. 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK. 1999 IHC, M-11, 400 HP Cummins, 18 spd., cruise control, engine brakes, alum. wheels, one owner, 260,000 kms, new safety, c/w new 22’ grain box w/silage endgate (8.5x22x70”), NTC 8000 Nordic hoist, air shift w/3 controls, 2 windows, Shur-Loc quick detach tarp, $48,900. 780-679-7680, Ferintosh, AB. 2000 FREIGHTLINER FL120, tandem, 470 Detroit, 10 spd., air ride, AC, 20’ Ultracel box pkg, no rust, California truck. Fall s p e c i a l $ 5 2 , 5 0 0 , t r a d e c o n s i d e r e d . 2- 2010 386’s, BLOW OUT SALE, MUST SELL. Heavy 18 spd., only 140,000 kms, 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 475 Cummins, lockers, leather interior, 2001 KENWORTH W900 w/20’ alum. GPS in dash, 70” bunks, tri pack heater, AC grain box, tarp, 430 HP, 10 spd., dual ex- and battery charger to reduce idling time. haust, premium U.S no rust truck. Fall spe- Call Peter for pricing 204-226-7289, Sanc i a l $ 5 9 , 5 0 0 , t r a d e c o n s i d e r e d . ford, MB., 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK 2000 FREIGHTLINER FL80, single axle 2006 IH 4300 single, Allison auto., L/66 300 HP, California no rust, 9 spd., AC, 5th diesel, AC, new C.I.M B&H, Michel’s tarp, wheel, safetied, $19,500, trade considpremium U.S. no rust truck, trade consid- ered. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. ered, only $48,500. 306-946-8522, Wa2001 PETERBILT 379, 36” flat-top sleeper, trous, SK. rebuilt 3406NZ, heavy spec, new rubber, 2007 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA, Detroit $45,000. Call 403-224-2265, Olds, AB. 450 HP, Eaton 13 speed Ultrashift, 20’ Cancade grain box, $67,500; 2005 Int. 9400, Cat 430 HP, Eaton 10 spd. Ultrashift, 20’ Cancade grain box, $63,500. Call 306-567-7262, Davidson, SK. DL #312974 ALLISON AUTO: 2001 IHC 4900, C&C, tandem, low miles, $24,900; 2001 GMC C7500, tandem, C&C, 126,000 miles, $22,900; 2004 FL80, tandem, C&C, 206,000 miles, $28,900. K&L Equipment, Regina, SK, 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 2001 PETERBILT, 1.1M kms, 22.5 tires at or email: 60%, C12 435 HP, 13 spd. 306-369-2631, AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed 306-231-9941, Humboldt, SK. tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, 2004 PETERBILT 379, Super 40’s, 18 spd., 485 HP Cummins, 63” mid-rise bunk, SK. DL #327784. 750,000 kms, $55,000. 1993 Kenworth IH 9900 EAGLE, 20’ B&H, 10 spd. auto., 900, 18 spd., 425 Cat, $18,000. Both good Cat C13 motor, 22.5 rubber w/alum. rims. condition. 306-773-3651, 306-741-3259, $62,000 OBO. 306-621-1631, Yorkton, SK. Swift Current, SK.

2008 DOEPKER SUPER B, new safety, good shape, rims and tires 80%. 2013 Doepker Super B’s in stock with lots of colors to pick and with Minimizer fenders. Many more used and new trailers arriving daily. In stock, 2013 Doepker end dumps. 2013 tridem grain with lift axles and many more options. 2013 Globe Lowboys 55 ton now available for your specialty heavy hauling needs. New oilfield tridem scissornecks 40 & 50 tons, 10 wides in stock. Rentals available. Please visit our website at 1-800-665-6317 2010 IH Lon e S ta r, 500 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 3:55 g ea rs , 4-w a y d iff. lock s , 22.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, 73” m id -ris e bu n k w ith tw o bed s , 650,752 k m . . $83,000 2010 Ke n w orth T370, 300 HP Pa ca r PX-6, 6 s p , 10,000 fron t20,000 rea r, 3:55 g ea rs , 200” W B, d iff. lock , 202,336 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 4-2009 P e te rb ilt 386 , 430 HP Ca tC13, 13 s p , 12/ 40, m id -ris e bu n k , 22.5” a lloy w heels , 3:55 g ea rs , 500,000 k m . . . $46 ,000 2009 M a c k D a y Ca b , 445 HP M a ck M P8, 10 s p A u tos hiftA S 3, 3 p ed a l, 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 3:70 g ea rs , 215” W B, 727,262 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 3-2008 IH P roS ta r, 425 HP Cu m m in s , IS X, 10 s p Ultra s hift, 12/ 40, 22.5” w heels , 3:73 g ea rs , 72” m id -ris e bu n k , 226” W B, 800k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36 ,000 2007 Ke n w orth W 900L, 565 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p , 12/ 46, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 4:10 g ea rs , 244” W B, m id -ris e bu n k , 1,053,892 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $74,000 2007 P e te rb ilt 379, 430 HP Ca tC13 13 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, 63” fla ttop bu n k , 1,003,733 k m . . . . $45,000 2-2007 P e te rb ilt 379, 430 HP Ca tC13, 10 s p , 12/ 40, 36” fla t-top bu n k . . . . . $39,000 2007 IH 9400I, 500 HP Cu m m in s , IS X, 18 s p , 14/ 46, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 3:73 g ea rs , 221” W B, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 874,229 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,000 2007 M a c k Ra w hid e , 460 HP M a ck , 18 s p , 12/ 40, 244” W B, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 22.5” a lloy w heels , 906,719 k m . . . . $43,000 2007 IH 9200I, 425 HP Ca tC13, 12 s p A u tos hiftM eritor, 12/ 40, 3:42 g ea rs , 22.5” w heels , 220 W B, 72” m id -ris e bu n k , 432,845 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36 ,000 2006 Ke n w orth W 900L, 475 HP Ca t C15, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 86” s tu d io s leep er, 3:36 g ea rs , 244” W B, 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 1,226,472 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 2006 P e te rb ilt 379L, 475 HP Cu m m in s , IS X, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 3:70 g ea rs , 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 70” m id -ris e bu n k , 1,413,315 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000 2006 M a c k Ra w hid e , 460 HP M a ck , 13 s p , 12/ 40, 3:90 g ea rs , 238” W B, 1,127,668 k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 2006 W e s te rn S ta r 4900FA , d a y ca b, 450 HP M erced es M BE4000, 10 s p A u tos hift3 Ped a l, 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, 1.1M k m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000 2006 W e s te rn S ta r 4900, 470 HP Detroit, 13 s p , d a y ca b, 390 g ea rs , 244” W B, 12/ 40, 24.5” a lloy w heels , 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 1.3K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 2005 IH 9900I, 475 HP, Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p , 12/ 46, 24.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, m id -ris e bu n k , 3-w a y d iff. lock s , 1.6K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,000 2005 IH 9900I, 475 HP Cu m m in s IS X, 18 s p , 12/ 40, 22.5” a lloy w heels , 244” W B, m id -ris e bu n k , 1.4K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 2005 P e te rb ilt 379, 430 HP Ca tC13, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 24.5” w heels , 208” W B, 36” fla ttop bu n k , 1,160,839 k m . . . . $39,000 d lr# 0122. P h. 204-6 85-2222, M a c G re g or M B. To vie w p ic tu re s of ou r in ve n tory vis it w w w .tita n tru c k s a le s .c om

24’ VAN TRUCK: 2007 IH single axle, 466 2006 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6 7 pass., V6 diesel, automatic, hyd. brakes, $26,000; auto loaded, 37,000 kms, minor hail dam2007 IH, single axle, dsl., auto, hyd. age, $9000. 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. brakes, $22,000 306-563-8765, Canora SK 2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass., loaded, TWO LATE MODEL low mileage dump 1 4 0 , 0 0 0 k m s , $ 5 4 0 0 . P h o n e trucks, Allison automatic. Call for details 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. 306-536-5055, Lumsden, SK. 2007 UPLANDER CHEV van, mint cond., 2000 FL80 FREIGHTLINER, 575 Harsh loaded incl. power seats, 126,000 kms, feed mixer, Allsion auto rear floater tires, $8900. 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. 870 hrs on new engine, well serviced with 2 0 1 2 C H RY S L E R To w n & C o u n t r y, records. 780-361-7674, Wetaskiwin, AB. $24,975. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250.

WILL DO STYROBLOCK cocoon removal and alfalfa field pollination. Call Maurice Wildeman 306-365-4395, 306-365-7802, 1996 MACK RD688S tandem tandem, C&C, Lanigan, SK. 350 eng., 18 spd., 44,000 rears, 141,176 kms, 15,961 eng. hrs, 266 C to A, 328 OA 2010 IH LONE Star, Harley Davidson, 500 frame, asking $25,000. Consider trades. HP, ISX Cummins, 18 spd., 3 way locker, 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. Super 40s, loaded, new tires, only 337,000 kms. MB Safetied, $109,000. Cypress River WANTED: USED HONEY extractor and other related beekeeping equipment. Phone 2010 VOLVO VN630 mid-roof, 500,000 Justin 204-425-3837, Piney, MB. kms, 535 HP, D16 Volvo power, 18 spd, 46,000 rears, 4-way lockers, Super B spec, 2 yrs warranty left, Dec. safety. This truck is currently working and new truck is coming in January, I can trade it on the new USED BELTING, 12” to 54” wide for feedtruck or sell for a good price for buyer. Ph. ers and conveyors, 30” wide by 3/4” to 701-429-3335, Southey, SK. 1” thick for lowbeds in stock. Phone Dave, 780-842-2491 anytime or, if necessary call 2011 MACK CXU 613, 505 Mack, 46,000 780-865-0057, Wainwright, AB. rear, loaded, 24.5 tires, 18 spd., only 135,000 kms, 2 mth warranty left, $98,000 OBO. 306-228-8815, Tramping Lake, SK. 1998 KENWORTH CABOVER, M11-310E, 9 COMPLETE HAY HAULING and loading spd., double frame, air trac, alum. wheels, business for sale w/flax haul from central 18 front, 44,000 lockers, 168,300 kms, 144 SK. or, USA. 4- truck trains. 204-729-7297. C to A, 234 OA frame, 29,810 hrs, clean, $12,500 firm. 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” SURPLUS GOVERNMENT TRUCKS and ROUGH windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, equipment. 3/4 ton-5 ton, cab and chas- boards, 10x10, all stock. Custom sizes on order. DAYCABS!!! 2006 IHC 9200i, Cummins sis, service trucks, bucket trucks, etc. ARE Log siding,incove lap siding, shiplap, ISM 425 HP, 10 spd. Eaton AutoShift. 3 in and Range Rider canopies and service 1” and 2” tonguesiding, and groove. V&R Sawing, stock varying from 390,000- 670,000 kms. caps. 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK. Western trucks, one w/46,000 lb. rears Saskatoon, SK., 306-668-2020 DL#90871. and lockers; 2007 Freightliner CL120 day cab, C13 Cat, 410 HP, 10 spd. Eaton AutoShift, 970,000 kms, US truck; 2005 IHC 9200i’s with 10 spd. manuals coming soon. 2007 DODGE NITRO SXT, 4x4, $13,988. CONTINUOUS METAL ROOFING, no ex306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. Visit us at Phone Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, posed screws to leak or metal overlaps. Ideal for lower slope roofs, rinks, DL #316542. SK. DL #909250. es, pig barns, commercial, arch rib buildHODGINS HEAVY TRUCK CENTRE: 2 0 1 1 J E E P L A R E D O , $ 2 8 , 8 8 8 . ing and residential roofing; also available 2007 International 9900, Cat 430 HP, 13 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 4 1 4 , W y n y a r d , S K . in Snap Lock. 306-435-8008, Wapella, SK. spd, $34,500; 2007 International 9200, DL #909250. Cat 430 HP, 13 spd. Ultrashift, $38,500; 2006 International 9900, Cummins 525 2012 JEEP LIBERTY Sport, 4x4, $21,975. HP, 13 spd., $36,500; 2005 Kenworth Phone Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, ICIN G T800, Cat 430 HP, 13 spd., $28,500; 1996 SK. DL #909250. SPECIAL PRFER!!! OF International 9200, Detroit 365 HP, 10 spd., $13,000. Daycabs: 2008 Paystar 5900, Cummins 550 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears, CLASS A 1ST GRADE PRODUCT 428,000 kms, $74,000; 2007 International 1992 GMC 3500 dually w/deck and hoist, Over 30 years of successful service 9900, Cummins 500 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears, 350 auto propane, $2500. 403-680-0752, into the Canadian marketplace. $44,500; 2007 International 9200, Cum- Calgary, AB. ADVANCED FIBERGLASS INSULATION! mins 455 HP, 13 spd., 46 rears, wet kit, • Knauf Insulation ECOSE®technology contained NO phenol, NO formaldehyde and NO acrylics or artificial colors. $44,500. Specialty trucks: 1997 Freightlin- 1994 IH 4900 18’ flatdeck w/hoist, 466 er FLD112 tandem, Cummins 370 HP, 10 diesel, very good condition. Fall clearance R 20-15"..........$18.99 BAG spd., 24’ Van body, hyd. lift gate, $16,500; $24,500, trade considered. 306-946-8522, R 12-15"..........$21.99 BAG R 20-23"..........$29.99 BAG 1994 International 9200, Cat 350 HP, 10 Watrous, SK. R 12-23"..........$32.99 BAG spd., 24’ hyd. tilt and load deck w/winch, 1995 FORD F250 service truck, 5.8L auto $28,000; 1995 Volvo, Cummins 370 HP, 10 propane, $1400. 403-680-0752, Calgary, W IN D O W S !W IN D O W S ! spd., 24’ hyd. tilt and load deck, $22,500; AB. A COMPLETE FULL LINE OF WINDOWS!!! 1998 Ford F650, Cummins 190 HP, Allison See our Showroom for the best 4 spd. auto, 16’ deck, $16,500; 2002 Ster- 1996 IHC S4700 tandem w/26’ van body, selection & savings in Sask. ling Acterra, Cat 300 HP, 9 spd., 24’ Van power tailgate, DT466, 10 spd., 452,000 body, $16,500. 306-567-7262, Davidson, kms, $8000. 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. Take Home Windows Feature! SK. DL #312974. 1996 MACK single axle cabover with 24’ Low E Argon No Charge  van body, 6 cylinder diesel, needs clutch, TWO 2008 KENWORTH T800’s, daycab, Sealed Picture Windows............From $89.95 Cummins ISX 500 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears $3000. 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. 4:10 ratio, fresh SK safety, 800,000 kms 1997 IHC 4700 single axle DT466, 6 spd., Horizontal/Vertical Gliders.......From $109.99 on both, extra clean, $60,000/ea. Kinder- short wheelbase, well maintained, good Casement Windows................From $189.99 sley, SK. 306-460-8507. Basement Awning Windows. . .From $169.99 rubber, $6000. 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. 2005 MACK CH613, 686,000 kms, 460 HP, 13 spd, 38,000 lb. Eaton rears, new safety, Burron Lumber 2002 IHC 7500 tandem, cab and chassis, $35,000. 403-654-0132, Vauxhall, AB. DT530, 10 spd., 330,000 kms, $18,000. 306-652-0343, Saskatoon, SK 1978 FORD 9000 8 yd. cement truck, 3208 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. Cat, hydraulic drive, $5700. 306-445-5602, 2003 FORD F530 XLT crewcab, 4x4, 6.0L North Battleford, SK. diesel auto, 267,000 kms, $7500. 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, 2003 GMC 7500 S/A, C&C, 7.8l Isuzu auto licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. hydraulic brakes aluminum wheel, fully Moving all types and sizes of buildings. WATER TRUCKS: 1996 IHC 9300, white; loaded, has engine problem, $7500. Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK. 2001 IHC; 1997 Volvo. All have Wabash 403-680-0752, Calgary, AB. tanks; Also 1997 Auto Car w/Jasper tank. All units work ready. Marsden, SK. ph CAN-AM TRUCK EXPORT LTD., Delisle, SK, 1-800-938-3323. 1995 FL80, 5.9 CumLouise, 306-826-5751, 2006 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA CL112, mins, Allison auto, 13’ gravel unit w/sand 410 HP Mercedes, 10 spd. Eaton-Fuller Ulspreader (2 avail.), $38,000; 1991 IHC traShift, 20’ Cancade monobody grain box, 4900, DT 466, Allison auto, 15’ gravel unit, w/Michel’s roll tarp. New rear rubber on $35,000; 1991 IHC 4700, DT 466, Allison GOVERNMENT GRANTS, LOANS for new 22.5 rims, 4.11 full locking rear diff., auto, 12’ gravel unit w/sand spreader, and existing farms and businesses. $64,995. David 306-887-2094, Kinistino, front mount snowplow, hyd. disc brakes, 1-800-226-7016 ext. 10. SK. DL #327784. $25,000; New 18’ equip. trailer, 14,000 lb. capacity, tilt deck, $8500; 2007 F550 XLT, WELL ESTABLISHED BUTCHER Shop in 2006 KENWORTH T800, C15, 475 HP, 10 4 x 4 , 6 . 0 L d s l . , a u t o , 2 6 4 , 0 0 0 k m s , the thriving city of Yorkton, SK. Owner respd. AutoShift, 40 rears, exc. rubber all equipped with 060-3 Hiab crane, $32,000; tiring for health reasons. Asking $399,000. around, approx. 705,000 miles, runs exc., 2003 IHC Eagle, ISX Cummins, 13 spd., 40 Serious inquiries only. Details ph: Bill at asking $55,000 OBO. Call 780-592-2271, rears, new wet kit, air ride, 3-way locks, 306-783-5512 or 780-853-7146, Innisfree, AB. 2007 T800 HEAVY Spec bale truck and $28,000; 2004 KW T300, ISC 285 HP Cum2007 KENWORTH T600 daycab tractor, pup. 2010 Goldenview 17 bale deck, ISX mins, auto, 36,500 GVW, only 406,000 SOLD MY SOD farm. Have line of equipC13 Cat, 430 HP, 18 spd., Super 40 rears 500 18 spd., 20 fronts, 46 rears, 4-way kms, $24,000; 1985 Grove 308, 8 ton ment to start your sod farm, will help you w/4-way locks, new 11R24.5 steer tires, lock, Primax Off Road susp., full length crane, 2600 hrs, $24,000; 1978 Grove start. Dennis anytime 403-308-1400, new recaps on rear, 195” wheel base. New frame, 145,000 kms, last year of pre-emis- 17-1/2 ton carry deck crane, $26,000; Cat Taber, AB. Alberta safety, $51,000. Delivery available. sion. Owner/operator, c/w 2002 Golden- VC110, 11,000 lb. forklift, $12,000; 1998 THE OLD HOMESTEAD Family Restaurant, Ask for Jeff 403-638-3934, Sundre, AB. view/Cancade tridem pup. Unit has every FL80, 8.3 Cummins, 10 spd. 23 rear, $425,000. MLS 442449. Well established avail. option and works exceptionally well $14,000; 1998 CH Mack 460, 18 spd., 40 Family Restaurant in Estevan, SK. This 2007 PETERBILT 378, 500 HP, C15 Cat, and in excellent cond. Selling as complete 63” bunk, 12,000 fronts, 46,000 rears. 7 to unit, $175,000. Would consider daycab rears, 18 front, only 209,000 kms w/21’ restaurant has continued to be in business choose from. Still have warranty. $65,000 tractor/ grain trailer or farm equipment as deck, and 300 Hiab crane, like new, since 1984 and has continued to provide $50,000; 2004 Sterling, 300 Mercedes great food and service to residents of each. 403-852-4452, Calgary, AB. partial trade. Serious inquires only please. Benz engine, Allison auto w/15’ roll off Estevan and the surrounding community. 2007 WESTERN STAR, C13, 18 spd., 40 Strathmore, AB., deck, only 150,000 kms, $32,000; 2004 Owner retiring. Listed with Josh LeBlanc, rears w/full lockups, new Michelin steerIHC 4200 w/365 Allison auto, w/16’ reefer Realtor® Better Homes and Gardens Real ing tires, n e w e n g i n e , work order unit, $30,000; 2006 IHC 4400, DT 466, 6 Estate Signature Service. For more info $25,000, asking $55,000. 780-592-2271, spd., 24’ van and tailgate loader, clean call 306-421-6778. 780-853-7146, Innisfree, AB. loaded up truck, $32,000; 1985 IHC 1954 w/Hydro-Vac unit, only 58,000 kms, GLASLYN POWER AND Equipment Inc, 2007 WESTERN STAR, daycab, heavy $24,000. Gen sets available. Financing over 10,000 sq. ft. metal clad building specs, 720,000 kms, c/w wet kit; Also available OAC. DL comes with most shop equipment, special2005 Mack, exc. cond., 870,000 kms, #910420. ty tools, shop lifts, service and delivery heavy specs. 780-990-8412, Edmonton, AB truck; All parts and office equipment, plus lathe and milling equipment. A very well 2008 CL120 FL, small bunk, 515 HP Demaintained building. MLS®437521, For troit, 13 spd, AB safety, full lockups, 700 1998 MAZDA MPV 4x4 van, new tires and viewing or further info call Lloyd Ledinski, kms, $48,500. 780-913-0097 Edmonton 1986 NAUTILUS MODEL 3200 stiff boom still runs good, auto trans, $1800 OBO. Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battle2009 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA daycab, picker, 22 ton picker, open station, 4 out- Call 306-373-3247, Saskatoon, SK. ford, SK. 306-446-8800 or 306-441-0512. one owner, Sask. truck, 450,000 kms, 450 riggers, pile driver with 5000 lb. hammer, MBE with 10 spd. 3 pedal AutoShift, wet good condition, $7,500 picker or $10,000 2002 FORD F350, 12 passenger van, 7.4 WANTED: FOOD/ CONCESSION trailer. kit, new safety, asking $61,500. Phone with pile driver. Trades considered. diesel, good heater/AC, exc. cond., private Fax details to: 204-546-3368, Grandview, 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. 306-921-9462, 306-752-3655, Melfort, SK. MB. owned. 403-393-0219, 403-833-2190.


SASKATCHEWAN OUTFITTING AND resort property sales. Whitetail, bear, waterfowl and fishing. Alan Vogt Rescom Realty PA Ltd. 306-961-0994, Prince Albert, SK.

BOOMING BUSINESS in Assiniboia, SK. 3000 sq. ft. car/truck wash with water vending. Completely upgraded, renovated. Low maintenance. Reduced $599,900 OBO. Call 306-640-8569. SW, NEAR LARGER city, motel, food and beverage business on #1 Hwy. Hotel near Regina on major Hwy., showing exc. volume growth, Restaurant, cafe, 2 suites for living or rent, rooms to rent, bar w/banquet area. Bengough Cafe, SW SK. Lintlaw, 4 acres, school with gym, good shape, many applications. On #11 Hwy. in Craik, bar and grill, turnkey, housing available. Vanguard, starter bar and grill, reasonable housing available, vendor may carry for sale or lease. Exc. investment opportunity in Balken oil play area. Industrial building and land w/national lease in place. On #39 Hwy. in small town, 7300 sq. ft. building on 2 acres of land, great for truckers. 93 acres development land 7 miles north on #11 Hwy. near Saskatoon. Leland Hotel, Wolseley, SK, good volume, liquor vendor, food and rooms. Yellow Grass, 2700 sq. ft. restaurant lounge near Weyburn, potential for confectionary, liquor sales. Regina, large volume liquor outlet with bar, food and some room income are avail. Regina, 12 suite apartment block, extra land avail. Brian Tiefenbach 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. JOIN ONE of Western Canada’s fastest growing tire chains today! TreadPro Tire Centres is always looking for new members. TreadPro offers group controlled distribution through our 5 warehouses located in BC, AB, and SK. Exclusive brands and pricing for each TreadPro Dealer, 24/7 access to online ordering backed up with sales desk support. Our marketing strategies are developed for the specific needs of Western Canadian Dealers. Signage, displays, vehicle identification, group uniforms also important for visual impact and recognition are affordable with the support of the TreadPro Group. Product and sales training arranged according to your needs. Exclusive territory protection, reinforced with individual territory managers and home office support. Find out more about the unique features of the TreadPro group today. Our team will be happy to arrange a personal meeting with you to further discuss how TreadPro is the right fit. Contact 1-888-860-7793 or go online to COMPLETE HAY HAULING and loading business for sale w/flax haul from central SK. or, USA. 4- truck trains. 204-729-7297.


JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster with 400 HP, serving Sask. 306-334-2232, Balcarres. CUSTOM TUB GRINDING: 1100E Haybuster. Phone/text: Greg 306-947-7510, Saskatoon, SK.

1973 CHAMPION 563 grader, 6 cyl Detroit, manual trans., hrs. unknown, c/w snow wing and next to new straight cutting edge, no hyd. tilt on blade, note, high gear in trans. does not work but have used it this way for two yrs. with no problems. Glass is exc. and tires good. Great grader MULCHING - TREES, BRUSH, stumps, for the year. 403-505-0241, Innisfail, AB. carriganas, etc. 12 years of enviro friendly mulching. Call today! 306-933-2950. Visit: 200,000 BUSHEL STORAGE elevator and REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’ bins, grain cleaner, gravity table, grain $1900; 160x60x14’ $2700; 180x60x14’ dryer, 3 phase power, natural gas, CPR rail $3100; 200x60x14’ $3500. Saskatoon, SK, Phone: 306-222-8054. line. 204-522-6597, Hartney, MB.

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BUSH CLEARING and DUGOUTS. Dozer and trackhoe combo. Serving southern SK. YANUSH ENTERPRISES 18’ custom built pull dozers. For more info. call John at Call Vos Industries 306-529-1875, Sedley. 306-876-4989, 306-728-9535, Goodeve,SK 4T CONTRACTORS INC. Custom fencing, mulching, corral cleaning and LOW LOW PRICES on new and used parts. bobcat services. Metal siding and Parting out 20 graders, many models. Sevroofs. Will do any kind of work. eral older running graders from $6900. 306-329-4485 306-222-8197 Asquith Adding to our fleet over 20 dozers and loaders being parted out. Acres and acres SK, of salvage. Hundreds of hyd. cylinders. NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, Cambrian Equipment Sales, 204-667-2867, payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and or fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. vertical beater spreaders. Phone WANTED: D4 OR D5 Cat with 6-way doz306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. e r ; D 7 1 7 A C a t a n d a r o c k r a ke . NORTHERN BRUSH MULCHING. Can 780-726-2323, 780-726-2444, Malaig, AB. clear all fence lines, brush, trees or un- HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, wanted bush. Competitive rates. Call 80, and 435, 4 - 20 yd. available, rebuilt Reuben 306-467-2422, Duck Lake, SK. for years of trouble-free service. Lever BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective Holdings Inc., 306-682-3332, Muenster SK way to clear land. Four season service, 6- LARGE SNOWBLOWERS w/trucks; 10 competitive rates, multiple units. Borysiuk snow blades for trucks and loaders; 2 Contracting, 306-960-3804, Prince Al- Bombardier SW48 w/side plow; 2 large bert, SK. snowblowers for 4 WD loaders. Many othEXPLOSIVES CONTRACTOR: Reasonable er blades and V-plow and buckets; 4 Holdrates. Northwest Demolition, Radisson, SK. er and trackless 4 WD snowblowers; 5- 3 HP snowblowers. Low low year end prices. phone 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. Cambrian Equip. Sales, Ph 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. COMPLETE UNDERCARRIAGE for D6R LGP, 75% worn; Pads for D6T System One 30”, 55% worn; Rails and pads for D7R, 60% 2000 HITACHI 330 excavator, newer un- worn; 1974 D7F powershift, no dozer, dercarriage, recent hyd. pumps, $38,500 newer motor and rails, S/N #94N4152. 204-748-5850, Virden, MB. OBO. Chris 204-941-3526, Niverville, MB.

CLIFF’S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some LOW HOURED Construction Equipment 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 a t e r p i l l a r, K o m a t s u , e t c . P h o n e : 815-239-2309, Illinois. 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB. 1974 CAT 627B scraper, Series 145448, ATTACHMENTS: SKIDSTEER, pallet forks lots of recent repairs, $50,000; Degelman hay spears, augers, buckets. Conquest 16’ blade w/2’ extensions, off 936 Vers., Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. $3000; Dekeels single axle Jeep, safetied, HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 $10,000. 306-297-2494, Shaunavon, SK. yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, custom conversions avail. Looking for Cat cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd, 306-231-7318,306-682-4520,Muenster SK. WANTED: EXCAVATOR preferably model 200 to 270, JD, Komatsu, Case or Hitachi, year 2000 to 2005. Must have a thumb. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. HYDRAULIC EXCAVATORS: 2006 Hitachi ZX330LC hyd. excavator; 2004 Kobelco SK290 LC; 2005 Komatsu PC270LC-7L; 2006 CAT 330D; 2006 JD 270 CLC; 2008 Hitachi ZX350 LC-3; 1998 Cat 325BL, all units c/w 2 buckets and hyd. thumbs. ‘07 VOLVO BL60 - 1,325 hrs., 4WD, all 780-361-7322, Edmonton, AB. new rubber, good condition, $44,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. ROME PLOW AND KELLO DISC blades 1-800-667-4515. and bearings; 24” to 36” notched disc blades. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. 2006 SULLAIR, 425 CFM, portable air EXCELLENT SELECTION Used skidsteers, compressor, 4694 hrs, $17,500. Financing track loaders, fork lifts, zoom booms, mini available. 204-864-2391, 204-981-3636, TURNKEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! excavators. Visit for more New state of the art, 8-bay carwash for Cartier, MB. details, specs and prices. Glenmor, phone sale in thriving Saskatchewan community. 1-888-708-3739, Prince Albert, SK. Located on 3 acres with great location on Looking for later model highway. Great customer base! Selling due equipment for SALVAGE. to health concerns. Serious inquiries FARM/ RANCH SOFTWARE that is new only please! Call 306-232-4767. and better than ever. Farmtool - farm ac• CRAWLERS 24 ACRES LOCATED at exit to #1 Hwy., counting software; Farmtool Companion McLean, SK. Rezone to commercial use for Field, Service, Inventory records; Genet• GRADERS convenience store, gas station, truck stop, Assist - Beef Herd Management (simplefies small motel. age verification and traceability) Wil-Tech • LOADERS Shirley MacFarlane, 306-536-9127, EXIT Software Ltd., Box 88, Burstall, SK. S0N Realty Fusion, Regina, SK. MLS ® 440880. 0H0. Ph/Fax: • SCRAPERS MEAT CUTTING FACILITY- to be moved. 306-679-2299 Also interested in other 40’x30’x12’ walls. On cement slab. Tin sid2010 KOMATSU D-39EX-22, track pads equipment suitable for salvage. ing. New shingles. 20x30’ cutting room. 28”, 6-way blade, electronically controlled 22x20’ cooler w/rails. 8x20’ walk-in freezhydro trans, 105 H, 3400 hrs, full guarded er. Complete with all equipment including canopy, CAH, optional heater under seat, Butcherboy 2 HP band saw and 5 HP grindhyd. winch, job ready, $92,000. Can deliver. Asking $60,000. Dale 204-734-0620 or er. Ph. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. John 204-734-3365, Swan River, MB. CUSTOM HARVEST OUTFIT with harvest 2005 CAT D6N crawler dozer, wide path, VOLVO SIDE LOAD garbage truck and 100 run for sale, top quality equipment. Box 6-way, winch, sweeps, cab guards, exc. steel bins. Complete business for only 5557, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, cond,4800 hrs.780-284-5500,Westlock,AB. $ 6 8 , 5 0 0 . B i n s $ 3 5 0 / $ 3 2 5 . R a y, SK, S7K 2C4. CAT 70 CABLE pull scraper, very nice cond, 780-545-9555, Bonnyville, AB. $13,000. 204-326-3109, Steinbach, MB. SMALL MANUFACTURING SHOP and residence. 40 yrs of operation with established product line. Owner retiring. Turnkey op- LOOKING FOR CUSTOM seeding. 3000 acres of canola, disc drill, dbl. shoot preEmail: eration. 306-445-5562, Delmas, SK. ferred. SE of Yorkton, SK. 306-563-7805. FARM CHEMICAL/ SEED COMPLAINTS We also specialize in: Crop insurance appeals; Chemical drift; Residual herbicide; Custom operator issues; Equipment malfunction. Qualified Agrologist on staff. Call Back-Track Investigations for assistance regarding compensation, 1-866-882-4779.


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CUSTOM BALE HAULING 17 years experience. Call 306-567-7199, Kenaston, SK. MANUFACTURING BUSINESS welding and light fabricating. A rare opportunity! Unique patented product. Mainly agricultural. Peak sales from Sept. to March. Owned for 27 yrs., still room for growth. Moveable anywhere. North American markets. $195,000 plus inventory at cost. 50x70’ shop on 157x370’ lot, $295,000. Can be a turnkey operation or addition to an existing business. Must sell for health reasons. 306-446-4462, North Battleford, SK. Email DOLLAR STORE and Chester’s Chicken take-out in a small town in Manitoba’s Inter Lake. There is room to expand and room for a house, it is on approx. a 2 acre lot. Real thriving business, $350,000 OBO. Call 204-768-2892, Ashern, MB. HOUSE BOAT, TOUR boat business for sale on Lake Diefenbaker, SK. $378,000. Partial financing available. Check our our website Call: 306-353-4603. 10 ACRES INDUSTRIAL, 800’ frontage HWY#43, 4-lane, 7000 vehicles per day, three phase power, sewer/water close, $35,000 per acre. 780-233-2222, Mayerthorpe, AB.

CUSTOM BALE HAULING, self-loading and unloading 17 bale truck. Radisson, SK. 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. ROUND BALE PICKING and hauling, small 1999 SNORKEL ARTICULATING boom lift, or large loads. Travel anywhere. Also hay 60’, Cummins diesel engine, 2277 hrs, $22,500. Financing available. Chartier, MB. for sale. 306-382-0785, Vanscoy, SK. 204-864-2391, 204-981-3636. CUSTOM BALE HAULING with 2 trucks and t r a i l e r s , 3 4 b a l e s p e r t r a i l e r. C a l l 1959 PARKER CRUSHER, 1036 jaw, 2030 rolls, 414 triple deck, 671 power, $90,000; 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. Power Screen gravel screener, 3x6’ double deck, 40’ conveyor, hopper w/grizzly, $30,000. 306-369-2669, Bruno, SK. CAT D8K DOZER, excellent condition, new trans., torque converter, 500 hrs. on eng., UC, radiator, semi U blade w/tilt and 4 barrel ripper $60,000. Contact Chris at 204-941-3526, Niverville, MB. O3 EQUIPMENT HAULING Ltd. Professional transportation of equipment in Western HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS, 6-40 Canada and NW USA. Call 403-963-2476, yards: Caterpillar, AC/LaPlant, LeTourneau, Kokudo, etc. Pull type and direct Lacombe, AB. mount avail.; Bucyrus Erie 20 yard cable, $5000; pull type motor grader, $14,900; tires avail. Call 204-822-3797, Morden, MB HEY BOSS TUB GRINDING with H1150 CASE 24B, 4x4, 2.5 yard loader, good haybuster. Call Don 306-445-9994, North condition $17,900. Phone 204-324-6298, Battleford, SK. Altona, MB.

FORKLIFT SNOWPLOWS, 8’, 10’, 12’. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Excavators, dozers, loaders, compactors, etc. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. LINKBELT LS 98 crawler crane, 50’ boom Cat power, long UC, c/w all rigging including 3 yard Sauerman bucket for dredging g r ave l , r e a dy t o g o , $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 O B O. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. SKID STEER ATTACHMENTS, dirt, snow and rock buckets, grapples, stump buckets, pallet forks. Also have truck decks for 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. Call 306-731-3009, Quality Welding & Sales, Craven, SK. 12’ 6-WAY MINI PULL DOZER; 16’ 6-Way Supreme pull dozer; 8’ to 14’ tilt land levelers. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. 1996 HITACHI EX200LC-3 excavator, hyd. thumb, wide pads, good condition. Call 306-538-4647 eves, Langbank, SK. PORTABLE TOILET SALES: New 5 Peaks portable toilets, assembled or unassembled. Now in stock, cold weather portable toilet jackets, call for quotes. 5 Peaks Distributors, Western Canada Inc., 877-664-5005,

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REMANUFACTURED DIESEL ENGINES: GM 6.5L, $4750 installed; Ford/IH 7.3L, $4950 installed; New 6.5L engines, $6500; 24v 5.9L Cummins, $7500 installed; GM Duramax Ford 6.0L, $8500 installed. Other new, used, and Reman. diesel engines avail. Can ship or install. Call 204-532-2187, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Mon. to Fri., Thickett Engine Rebuilding, Binscarth, MB.

‘06 GENIE Z45/25 ARTICULATING BOOMLIFT - 45’, 4x4, Deutz 3 cyl diesel, 48hp, 1,347 hrs., max. load 500 lbs, $34,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. OVER 100 SKIDSTEER attachments in stock; 3- New backhoe attachments only $6900/ea; 2006 Cat 287B w/cab, AC; JCB 185 III Robot side entrance; Bobcat 743 only $7900; Bobcat 2000 mini loader dsl., $8900; New Holland LS 170 dsl; NH L-555 dsl, $6900; Bobcat 610, needs motor work $1900; 2- Thomas skidsteers, need repair, pair $3500; Toro Dingo X420, gas, 20 HP, walk behind skidsteer, $6900; 15- track type, 2 WD and 4 WD loaders; Over 50 acres of parted out equipment. Low low prices on new parts. Cambrian Equipment Sales, phone 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB.

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 . CONTERRA GRADER for skidsteers and 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines tractors. Excellent for road maintenance, and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, floating and levelling. 518S-SS, $2499. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. Conterra manufactures over 150 attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882, view online at CAT D8K crawler dozer c/w angle dozer and ripper, cab guards, sweeps, vg cond. FARM AND INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL motor sales, service and parts. Also sale Call 780-284-5500, Westlock, AB. of, and repairs to, all makes and sizes of ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull pumps and phase converters, etc. Tisdale behind large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ M o t o r R e w i n d i n g 1 9 8 4 L t d . , 3 0 6 blade widths available. Call C.W. Enterpris- 873-2881, fax 306-873-4788, 1005A- 111 es, 306-682-3367, 306-231-8358, Hum- Ave., Tisdale, SK. boldt, SK, SKIDSTEER, 1992 MODEL 173 Thomas, diesel motor, 3rd valve, buckets and pallet forks, new tires, good shape, $7500. 306-457-2935 eves., Stoughton, SK. PHASE CONVERTERS, RUN 220V 3 phase 1996 JD 310D backhoe, 6087 hrs., 4x4, motors, on single phase. 204-800-1859. extedahoe, 4 spd. trans., 24” digging bucket, 96” loader bucket, $29,900. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. SAMSUNG 240 HYDRAULIC excavator, 60’ HYDRAULIC TOWER for wind generaclean up bucket, hydraulic thumb, Cat tor. 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. walks. Call 780-284-5500, Westlock, AB. 1998 CAT 325BL EXCAVATOR, 9000 hrs., 2 buckets, hydraulic thumb, pro-heat. $50,000 worth of work done in last 2000 hrs. Unit is excellent overall with low hrs. Perfect for cleaning up farm land, $72,500 OBO. May consider trade for grain. Also may consider delivery. Phone Chris at 306-628-7840, Eatonia, SK.

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. 290 CUMMINS; 350 Detroit; 671 Detroit; Series 60 cores. Call: 306-539-4642, Regina, 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. AFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. For the customer that prefers quality. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. DIAMOND CANVAS SHELTERS, sizes ranging from 15’ wide to 120’ wide, any length. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. HIP ROOF BARN to be moved, 44’x50’, 27’ high, all metal clad, red walls, galvanized roof, $3000. 306-831-8808, Rosetown, SK.

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TOP QUALITY BEHLEN/SAKUNDIAK BINS. Book now for best prices. 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. CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now available. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. TWO BEHLEN 800 bu. hopper bins, $1200 each or $2200 for pair. 780-384-2109, Sedgewick, AB. LIMITED QUANTITY of flat floor Goebel grain bins, at special prices. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919, Saskatoon, SK.


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CHABOT IMPLEMENTS Elie, MB 204-353-2392 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

HAT AGRI-SERVICE NEERLANDIA CO-OP Medicine Hat, AB 403-526-3701, 780-674-3020 1-888-526-3702 PARKLAND FARM EQUIPMENT Dunmore, AB,403-526-3701, 1-888-526-3702 North Battleford, SK 306-445-2427 HI LINE FARM EQUIPMENT LTD. REDVERS AGR. & SUPPLY LTD. Wetaskiwin, AB 780-352-9244, 306-452-3444 1-888-644-5463 ROBERTSON IMPLEMENTS (1988) LTD. HOULDER AUTOMOTIVE LTD. Shaunavon, SK, 306-297-4131 Falher, AB, 780-837-4691, 1-866-837-4691 Grimshaw, AB 780-332-4691, Swift Current, SK 306-773-4948 1-800-746-4691 SCHROEDER BROS. KASH FARM SUPPLIES LTD. Chamberlain, SK 306-638-6305 Eckville, AB 403-746-2211, 1-800-567-4394 WHITE AG SALES & SERVICE E. BOURASSA & SONS: Whitewood, SK 306-735-2300 Assinniboia 1-877-474-2456 AR-MAN EQUIPMENT Estevan 1-877-474-2495 Vulcan, AB 403-485-6968, 1-866-485-6968 Pangman 1-877-474-2471 Radville 1-877-474-2450 BILL’S FARM SUPPLIES INC. Weyburn 1-877-474-2491 Stettler, AB 403-742-8327 RAYMORE NEW HOLLAND CAOUETTE & SONS IMPLEMENTS Raymore, SK 306-746-2911 St. Paul, AB 780-645-4422 WATROUS NEW HOLLAND FOSTER’S AGRI-WORLD Watrous, SK 306-946-3301 Beaverlodge, AB 780-354-3622, YORKTON NEW HOLLAND 1-888-354-3620 Yorkton, SK 306-782-8511

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DON’T PAY UNTIL Oct., 2013- Book your Meridian fertilizer bins now and don’t pay until next fall. Order before Jan. 1 and get free options +$300 cash back. Options include manway/view glass/pokehole and Levalert. 4100 bu., 5000 bu. and 5300 bu. bins on special. Visit your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or go to


FOR ALL YOUR grain storage, hopper cone and steel floor requirements contact: Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin toll free: 1-888-304-2837.


SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Saskatoon, SK,

40’ STANDARD SEA CONTAINERS for sale, guaranteed wind, water and rodent proof. Five in stock for $3650. Ph Bond Industrial Direct Incorporated today while supply lasts. 306-373-2236, 306-221-9630, SasKEHO/ GRAIN GUARD/ OPI STORMAX. katoon, SK. email: For sales and service east central SK. and USED SEA/STEEL Storage Containers MB., call Gerald Shymko, Calder, SK., for sale. 20’, 40’, 40’ HC, 48’ HC, etc. Guar- 306-742-4445 or toll free 1-888-674-5346. anteed wind, water and rodent proof. Ask about modifications and accessories for KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales your container (ramps, electrical kits, new and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call paint, etc.) Call Bond Industrial Direct, 306-868-2199 or cell: 306-868-7738. 306-373-2236, 306-221-9630, Saskatoon, KEHO, STILL THE FINEST. Clews Storage SK. Management/ K. Ltd., 1-800-665-5346. 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and Saskatoon, SK. 306-933-0436. 20’ AND 40’ SHIPPING CONTAINERS, large SK. inventory. Ph. 1-800-843-3984, 306-781-2600. 20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335.


2008 CASE 4020, 330 HP, auto, 70’ flex air, 2000 hrs., reduced to $168,000; 2007 Case 4520, 2 bin w/chemical bin, variable rate, 70’ booms, $148,000; 2006 Loral 6300 w/DT 570 auto, AirMax 1000 bed, 2200 hrs., $126,000; 4x4 1999 Loral, AirMax 5 bed, $71,000; 1999 Loral, w/AirMax 5 bed, 5700 hrs, $51,000; 1999 AgChem, 70’ booms, $68,000; 1997 AgChem, 70’ booms, $38,000; 1996 Loral AirMax 5 bed w/chemical bins, 8700 hrs., $36,500; 1996 Mertz 2 bin w/chemical bins, $37,000; 2001 Case 3 wheeler, 70’ booms, $67,000; 1994 GMC w/new leader 2020 bed, $34,500; 16 ton Tyler tender w/back auger, $9500; 8 ton Doyle vertical blender with scale, 40 HP, new auger, $18,500; 5 ton Tyler blender, 40 HP, $7500; 10 propane trucks in test date with 2800-3000 gal. tanks, w/hose reels, pumps and meters from $26,000 to $35,000. Northwest largest used selection of fertilizer equipment. 406-466-5356, Choteau, MT. For more equipment and photos view

SAKUNDIAK HARVEST CASH-IN Event: $1000 rebate on new swingaway augers. Used 12”x72’ Sakundiak SLM/D, $14,900; One 2008 12”x78’ Sakundiak SLM/D, $15,900; 8”x1600; 7”x1400 c/w 14 HP Kohler; Convey-All conveyors available. All units have leasing options. Call Dale at Mainway Farm Equipment Ltd., Davidson, SK. 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299, website TURNKEY GRAIN CLEANING BUSINESS F450 truck, cleaner, 70 plus customers. SAKUNDIAK AUGER SALE: HD8-39 Training and support. Quick set-up/no levw/27 HP, elec. clutch and Hawes mover, eling. Quick/complete clean out. Average reg. $16,325, sale $13,800; HD8-53 w/30 per hr.: wheat/oats 400, barley 300, flax HP, elec. clutch and Hawes mover, reg. 225. All screens, feed and discharge au$17,750, sale, $15,500. 306-648-3622, gers, generator and scale. 306-698-2686, Wolseley, SK. Gravelbourg, SK. 100 bu./hr., Gjesdal 5 in 1 grain SAKUNDIAK GRAIN AUGERS available WANTED: in decent shape, screens and if with self-propelled mover kits and bin cleaner, possible on a trailer. Call 306-547-8337 sweeps. Contact Kevin’s Custom Ag in Ni- anytime, Preeceville, SK. pawin toll free 1-888-304-2837.

THREE USED EXG 300 Extractors. Call for pricing. 306-231-9937, Humboldt, SK. GRAIN BAGGING EQUIPMENT, new or used 9’ or 10’ baggers and extractors. Double HH Ag Sales, 780-777-8700 or USED E180 EXTRACTOR. Call for pricing, 306-231-9937, Humboldt, SK.

SUPERB GRAIN DRYERS. Largest and quietest single phase dryer in the industry. CSA approved. Over 34 years experience in grain drying. Moridge parts also avail. Grant Services Ltd, 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK. NEW SUKUP GRAIN Dryers - LP/NG, 1 or 3 phase, canola screens. Call for more info and winter pricing. Contact 204-998-9915, Altamont, MB. NEW AND USED grain dryers. Contact Franklin Voth, Manitou, MB. 204-242-3300 or cell: 204-242-4123,

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NEW “R” SERIES Wheatheart Augers: R 8x41, 27 HP Kohler, HD clutch, w/mover, reg. $14,075, sale $12,250; R 8x51, 30 HP Kohler, HD clutch, w/mover, reg. $14,907, sale $12,750; R 10x41, 35 HP Vanguard, HD clutch, w/mover, reg. $15,530, sale $13,240. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK.

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We offer a full line of GSI products including DRYERS, BINS, and CONVEYING SYSTEMS. Please contact SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN 1-866-404-7999

BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” and 10” end units available; Transfer conveyors and bag conveyors or will custom build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK.


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45’ BELT CONVEYOR (Batco field loader 1545) c/w motor and mover kit. 6000 1 800 667 8800 bu./hour, ideal for unloading hopper bins. Gentle handling of pulse crops. Call your nearest Flaman store or call USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4 to 9 ton, 1-888-435-2626. 10 ton tender, $2500. 1-866-938-8537. FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS- 8300 Imp. gallon tanks avail. Contact your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit DO YOU NEED NH3 APPLICATION KITS? Call us first! 25+ years of ammonia experience. New or used, with or without sectional control. One of Western Canada’s largest MaxQuip dealers, specializing in NH3 application equipment, traditional or pressurized (pump) systems, also new or used nurse tanks. We have a good selection of used systems. Double HH Ag Sales, 780-777-8700 or

NEW PATTISON LIQUID fertilizer tank, 2450 Imp. gal., complete liquid drive variable rate John Blue system, 6.5 HP Honda, $20,000. 306-538-4537 Kipling SK 1992 LORAL MAGNUM IV, centre mount cab, 5280 hrs., new oil coolers, new monitors and AutoSteer, great shape, $35,000. 204-372-6863, Fisher Branch, MB.



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CUSTOM COLOR SORTING. All types of commodities. Call Ackerman Ag Services 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.

FOREVER, 2 IDEAL indents, new roll shell #20, hyd. augers, over 20 screens, Cart Day aspirator, timed auger for grain input, 2007 BRANDT 5000 EX grain vac, w/pile220 elec. motors, on semi trailer, fully self driver, always shedded and maintained, contained, 200 bu./hr., $32,500 OBO. Ph. $14,750 OBO. 306-442-7955, Parry, SK. 306-378-2904, 306-831-5338, Elrose, SK. CONEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accessories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. REM 2700 GRAIN VAC, excellent shape. Phone 306-772-1004 or 306-784-2407, Herbert, SK.


WANTED: 1995 or newer NH3 wagons, 1500 to 2000 gal. capacity. Call Monty at 403-534-3961, Mossleigh, AB. or, email him at or at,


N E W 4 0 0 B U. G R AV I T Y WAG O N S , $7,100; 600 bu., $12,000. Large selection used gravity wagons, 250-750 bu. Used grain carts, 450-1050 bu. 1-866-938-8537.

GRAIN ELEVATOR built 1983, approx. 140,000 bu. capacity, 2 legs, 80’ scale, newer rollermill, grain cleaner, office, $120,000 OBO. 306-473-2711, 306-473-2731, Willow Bunch, SK. ALUMINUM SIDING FOR- grain elevators called Manitoba Siding. Call 204-835-2493 or 204-647-2493, fax 204-835-2494, McCreary, MB. BUCKET ELEVATORS FROM 100-10,000 bushels per hour. Replacement cups, belting, bolts, etc., for all makes of bucket elevators. U trough screw and drag conveyors also available. Sever’s Mechanical Services Inc. 1-800-665-0847, Winnipeg, MB. ELEVATOR IN LAMPMAN, SK. 150,000 bu., 2 steel legs, grain cleaner, pea cleaner, 50’ scale, active rail line. 306-487-7993.


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.


DON’T PAY UNTIL OCT. 2013 - Book your J&M grain cart now and don’t make your first lease payment until Oct. 1, 2013. Order today to get the colours and options you want for summer delivery. Blowout prices for all remaining 2012 models (c/w Michel’s tarps). Visit your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or go to

GSI GRAIN DRYERS. Ph. Glenmor, Prince Albert, SK., 1-888-708-3739. For all your grain drying needs! We are the GT grain dryer parts distributor.


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‘04 BRENT AVALANCHE GRAIN CART 1,100 bu., tandem walking axle, 20’ hyd. auger, hydraulic drive avail. $34,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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2007 BANDIT LIQUID caddy, 1750 gallon. One year old John Blue pump w/2” Honda pump, like new. Ph Patrick 306-638-3177, Chamberlain, SK.


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CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, all types up to 22’ diameter. 10% spring discount. HORNOI LEASING NEW and used 20’ and Accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, 4 0 ’ s e a c a n s fo r s a l e o r r e n t . C a l l 306-961-9699, Prince Albert, SK. 306-757-2828, Regina, SK.



BALE SPEARS, high quality imported from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, excellent pricing. Call now toll free SEED TREATER. High capacity USC treat- 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB. er, demo unit, Model 4000, c/w SS chemical tanks. 519-683-6364, Dresden, ON. 565A HESSTON 5x6 baler, large tires and kicker, good condition. 306-436-4526, Milestone, SK. WANTED: SEED CLEANING equipment, 200/400 bu. per hr. screen and indents. 204-776-2047, 204-534-7458, Minto, MB. DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Portage la Prairie, or call 204-857-8403. CARTER SCREEN MACHINE, model 1850 with scalper. Call 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. BALERS? ‘05 CIH RBX562, OFFERING FOR SALE: Cimbria Delta model NEED $11,800; ‘05 NH BR780, $9,800; 108 super cleaner, right hand model ‘01 HESSTON 856A, $9,800; ‘02 CIH w/centre clean product discharge, pur- RBX561, $8,800. Trades welcome. chased new in 2000, has seen approx. 15 Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. million bu., but well maintained, unit to be sold as is where located at the Three Hills Seed Plant with shipping the responsibility of the purchaser, $35,000 OBO. For more info please contact Greg Andrews at BOOK TODAY and SAVE on your bottom 403-443-5464, Three Hills, AB. line. Quality NET WRAP at wholesale pricCUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to ing. All sizes available! Take advantage of mustard. Cert organic and conventional. our early booking pricing and enter to win 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK. a New Kawasaki ATV! We also sell grain bags, twine, pit covers, innoculants and DUAL SCREEN ROTARY grain cleaners, m o r e ! D o n ’ t p ay t i l l we d e l i ve r i t ! great for pulse crops, best selection in w w w. c o m m i t t e d a g s u p p l y. c o m M i ke Western Canada. Phone 306-259-4923 or 403-634-1615, Lethbridge, AB. 306-946-7923, Young, SK. BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all WANTED: 54” WIDE pea screens to fit loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. 248 BDH Clipper and 25 to 35’ stationary Call now 1-866-443-7444. conveyor (6” to 8” tube). Phone 780-662-2617, Tofield, AB.

AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, Westfield, Westeel, Sakundiak augers; Auger SP kits; Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pounders. Good prices, leasing WANTED: 48” FARM KING or Buhler rotary g r a i n c l e a n e r. L e a v e m e s s a g e : available. Call 1-866-746-2666. 204-623-2813, The Pas, MB. MERIDIAN (Sakundiak) GRAIN AUGERS: SP kits and clutches, Kohler, B&S engines, USED SORTEX Colour Sorter for sale. gas and diesel. Call Brian ‘The Auger Guy’ 90000 series bio-chromatic. Machine currently has 2 chutes, capable of expansion 204-724-6197, Souris, MB. with a third, c/w laptop for programming. 2011 BRANDT 10x60 swing auger, good $39,000. cond., $10,000 OBO. Call 403-867-2343, C a l l F l a m a n G r a i n C l e a n i n g t o d ay. 403-647-8031, Foremost, AB. 1-888-435-2626.

2012 M155 MACDON, 25’, double knife, DS. 2009 M150 MACDON, 25’, double knife, DS. 403-393-0219, 403-833-2190. 2001 MASSEY 220 XL, 30’ U II PU reel, 1500 hrs., stored inside, $40,000. 306-567-8081, Davidson, SK. 30’ MACDON 2940 swather, 833 swathing hrs., also have 20’ hay header, $65,000. 306-272-4195, Foam Lake, SK.


2008 CIH 1203 30’, $89,900; 4- 2011 CIH WD 1203 36’, $119,000 each; 2010 CIH WD 1203 36’, $106,000; CIH 736, 36’, PT, $1500 as is; Prairie Star (MD) 4930, 30’, $49,900; Prairie Star (MD) 4930 30’, $48,900; MacDon H. Pro 8152i 36’, $79,900, MacDon 150 35’, $123,000; MacDon M150 35’, $132,00; WP MacDon 7000 25’, $9900. Hergott Farm Equipment 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.


1993 CIH 1688, new AFX rotor, new tires, rock trap, long auger, hopper ext., internal chopper and Redekop chopper, exc. cond., $27,500 or $24,500 without Redekop; CIH 1688, chopper, long auger, needs some little repair, $16,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. 2010 CIH 9120, 2016 PU header, 370 eng. hrs., 298 sep. hrs., AFX rotor, fine cut chopper, exc. cond., always shedded, $239,000. 403-669-2174, Rocky View, AB.

TX68 WITH PU and 25’ HoneyBee draper h e a d e r, n e w f r o n t t i r e s , $ 6 0 , 0 0 0 . 306-862-8014, Aylsham, SK. 2- 2009 CR9070’s w/Swathmaster PU’s, dual 620-70Rx42 tires, yield and moisture, ‘06 CIH WDX1202S SWATHER - 827 hrs., and yield mapping, approx. 700 threshing 2011 DH302 Honeybee/Case header, dbl hrs. For more info and purchase options knife drive, PUR, very good cond’n. $79,800. call 306-793-4212, 306-793-2190, StockTrades welcome. Financing available. holm, SK. 1-800-667-4515. JUST ARRIVED: TWO 2010 CR9080’s, through NH shop, $265,000. Hergott Farm 885 MASSEY, 30’, U II PU reel, diesel, E q u i p m e n t , y o u r C a s e / I H d e a l e r, 3 0 0 0 h r s . , s t o r e d i n s i d e , $ 2 0 , 0 0 0 . 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 306-567-8081, Davidson, SK. 2004 PREMIER MACDON, 9250, 30’ c/w 972 header, PU reels, fore and aft, 1072 2002 R62 GLEANER, 2934 engine hours, hrs., $63,000. 306-923-2138, Torquay, SK. Rake-Up PU header. 2005 974 MacDon flex 2009 NH 8040, HB30’, 450 cut hrs., most draper 36’. Good shape. $80,000 OBO for options, mint cond., asking $86,500. Call package. 306-460-4060, Kindersley, SK. 780-387-6399, Wetaskiwin, AB.

REDUCED: 2000 JD 9650W, only 1457 sep. hrs., auto header height control, diala-speed, chaff spreader, chopper, hopper topper, 30.5-32 drive tires, 14.9-24 rear tires, JD 914 PU header, always shedded, excellent condition, $108,900. Call Jordan 403-627-9300 anytime, Pincher Creek, AB.

CASE/IH 1010, 22-1/2’ header, PU reel, excellent condition, pics available, $7000 OBO. 403-784-3248, Clive, AB.

2007 JD 9660WTS, only 528 sep. hrs., auto header height control, auto reel speed control, hyd. fore/aft, grain loss monitor, rock trap, 21’6” unloading auger, hopper topper. Just been Greenlighted! Excellent shape! $169,900. Call Jordan 403-627-9300 anytime, Pincher Creek, AB.

960 MACDON 36’ headers, PU reel w/Cat adapter, exc. cond., used in 2012; 872 MacDon/Cat adapter; 2- NH TX MacDon header adapters; MacDon header adapter for JD combine, exc .cond. 204-632-5334, 204-981-4291, Winnipeg, MB.

‘07 JD 936D HEADER - Single pt., factory transport, hyd. F/A, New canvas, knife, & pickup reel fingers. $38,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

1991 CASE/IH 1660 for sale, 2700 engine hrs., always shedded. Call for more info. at 780-336-3597, Viking, AB.

‘08 CIH 2142 - 35’, PUR, knife & guards, factory transport, same as MacDon D50, fits JD STS/CAT 500 series, $49,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

REDUCED FOR YEAR END: 0% financing or c a s h b a c k OAC . 2 0 1 1 9 1 2 0 , d u a l s , $309,000; 2011 9120 $312,000; 2011 9 1 2 0 , $ 3 2 9 , 0 0 0 ; Two 2 0 1 0 9 1 2 0 ’ s , $285,000; 2012 8120, $329,000; 2009 8120, 347 hrs., $259,000; 2010 8120, $274,000; Three 2011 8120’s, $298,000; 2008 8010, $218,000; 2006 8010 topper, $189,000; 2006 8010, $195,000; 2388 AFX Y & M , t o p p e r, $ 9 9 , 0 0 0 ; 2 0 0 7 7 0 1 0 , $179,000; 2002 2388, $88,000; 2188 SP roto w/accelor, $59,900; 1984 1480, hyd., r e ve r s e r, s t r aw a n d c h a f f s p r e a d e r, $10,900. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

NEED COMBINE HEADERS? ’94 30’ CIH 1010, $6,980; ‘94 36’ Macdon 960, $4,900; ‘97 36’ Macdon 960, $6,980; ‘93 36’ Macdon 960, $14,900. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

2009 JD 9770 STS, 506 hrs., ContourMaster w/Hi-Torque reverser, 20.8x42 duals, bin extension, chopper, $185,000 US. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Fairfax, MN. 2002 9650W w/914 PU, Sunnybrook cyl. and concave, DAS, var. spd. feeder house, HHS, Y&M, 20’ auger, 4 WD, fine cut chopper, chaff spreader, hopper ext., fore/aft, 2330/1600 hrs, always shedded, exc cond, $130,000. 204-326-1447, Mitchell, MB. WANTED: JD 6601 PT combine in exc. field ready cond. Call Amos 519-699-6276 or 519-699-4177, St. Clements, ON.

WA N T E D : J D 9 3 0 D h e a d e r. C o n t a c t 403-740-5354, Stettler, AB. 2001 MACDON 972 split reel, 36’, transport lifters, new canvas, 2388 adaptor, $34,500. Cell 306-485-8187, Alameda, SK.


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TRADE IN YOUR JD 615, NH 76C, OR CIH 2016 w/ Brand new Macdon PW7 header w/ 16’ Swathmaster pickup. Conditions apply. Call 1-800-667-4515. Financing available.

ALLISON TRANSMISSIONS Service, Sales and Parts. Exchange or custom rebuilds available. Competitive warranty. Spectrum Industrial Automatics Ltd., Blackfalds, AB. 1-877-321-7732. WANTED: WHITE 2270 for parts but mainly need a rad. 403-843-6703, Rimbey, AB.

Bu yin g Fa rm Equ ipm en t Fo rD ism a n tlin g GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors) David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines.

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, STEIGER TRACTOR PARTS for sale. Very Borden, SK. affordable new and used parts available, We buy machinery. made in Canada and USA. 1-800-982-1769 DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abes Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON


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NEW PICKUP EARLY BUY SPECIAL! Swathmaster 14’, retails at $13,838, buy now at $12,760; Swathmaster 16’, retails at $15,838, buy now at $14,760. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

SMITH’S TRACTOR WRECKING. Huge inventory new and used tractor parts. 1-888-676-4847.

JD 635F and 630F HYDRAFLEX, poly, single series hookup, fore/aft, excellent, $20,000 each, OBO; 204-981-4291 or, 204-632-5334, Winnipeg, MB.

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2004 HONEY BEE 30’, pea auger, UII reel, R Gleaner adaptor, $32,500. Joe Frank, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, 306-432-4530. New Used & Re-man parts

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NEW WOBBLE BOXES for JD, NH, IH, MacDon headers. Made in Europe, factory quality. Get it direct from Western Canada’s sole distributor starting at $995. 1-800-6674515.

2007 JD 635 FLEX header, CRARY AIR REEL, A-1 cond., $32,900. Will deal, can deliver. Call 204-324-6298, Altona, MB. 2008 JD 936D draper header, 36’, has new canvasses, Empire gauge wheels, pickup reel, integrated transport, $41,000. Rod at 306-463-4902, Kindersley, SK.

‘08 CIH 8010 COMBINE - 721/929 hrs., AFS Pro 600, deluxe cab, self levelling shoe, 900/60R32, duals & new pickup avail. $184,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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NEW PW7 HEADER W/ 16’ SWATHMASTER PICKUP EARLY BUY SPECIAL! Retails at $31,594; buy now starting at $25,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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‘05 MACDON MD974 35’ FLEX DRAPER HEADER STS hookup, F/A, pea auger, new canvas, hyd. tilt, transport. $39,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

1997 CASE/IH 2188, 3000 sep. hrs., auto. 3 2012 670s, duals, loaded, 200 to 220 hay control, chopper, very good tires thrashing hours. $335,000 each OBO. 30.5x32, rocktrap, long auger, grain loss 780-888-1278 780-386-2220 Lougheed AB monitor, 1015 PU header, field ready, exc. cond., $48,000. Financing avail. Call 306-861-4592, Filmore, SK.

‘04 JD 9660 STS Greenstar, NEW factory duals, FC chopper, 2,523/3,579 hrs., new pickup available. $118,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

S EXS M ITH US ED FARM P ARTS LTD . NEED JD STS COMBINE CAB? Full cab assembly off 2004 JD STS, Greenstar equipped, $11,900. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

VARIOUS PICKUPS IN STOCK - ‘93 12’ Rake-up, $3,900; ‘81 JD212, $1,980; ‘04 16’ Rake-up, $8,950; ‘95 14’ Victory Super 8, $3,980; ‘98 14’ Swathmaster, $7,480. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

‘96 CIH 2188 COMBINE - Chopper, spreader, long auger, hopper ext’n., reel speed, fore/aft, 2,980/3,765 hrs., w/ 1015, good cond’n. $39,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

Combine World 1-800-667-4515, www.; 20 minutes E. of Saskatoon, SK on Highway #16. Used Ag & Industrial equipment, new, used & rebuilt parts, & premium quality tires at unbeatable prices! 1 yr. warranty on all parts. Canada’s largest inventory of late model combines & swathers. Exceptional service.

JD 925, 930 flex; JD 630, 635 flex; JD 643, 693, 843, 893, 1243, 1293 corn heads; CIH 1020, 2020 flex; CIH 883, 1083 corn heads; NH 971, 973, 72C, 74C rigid and f l e x h e a d s . C a l l : G a r y R e i m e r, 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB.

2011 9870 STS, 240 rotor hrs., big duals, Contour-Master, powercast chopper, 26’ unload auger, pro-drive, harvest smart, no pulses, Greenlighted, $297,000. Call 306-834-7610, Major, SK.

2006 JD 9760 STS, 1480 hrs., Perfor- 2011 MF 9895, 245 hours, MAV chopper, maxed, $32,000 workorder w/615 PU, 16’ Rake-Up PU, warranty. 403-412-4456, 800-38 rubber; Case/IH 1688, high output Three Hills, AB. chopper, very good cond., $22,000. Call 2003 WESTWARD MACDON, 9250, SP, 30’ 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB. c/w deck shift, 972 header, PU reels, 981 YEAR END CLEARANCE: 0% finance or cash hrs., $60,000. 306-923-2138, Torquay, SK. back. 2010 JD 9870, Contour-Master, pro drive, 42” duals, $289,000; 2008 JD 9870 STS, duals, $239,000; JD 9600 CTS, $49,900. Hergott Farm Equipment your 995 16’ ROTARY hay table, fits 4995 or CIH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. R450 JD swather. Phone: 403-443-2162, 1993 9600, recent Greenlight, approx. Three Hills, AB. 2700 threshing hrs, asking $55,000 OBO. 306-228-3062, Unity, SK. 2007 JD COMBINE 9860 STS SPECIAL, single owner/operator, approx. 1300 hrs, large dual front tires, large rear tires, 615 JETCO ENT. INC. Experienced equipment PU head, extended auger, late model pro- hauling and towing. AB, SK, MB. Call CASE/IH COMBINES and other makes duction has most of 70 Series extras. Ted 780-888-1122, Lougheed, AB. and models. Call the combine superstore. at 204-673-2527, cell 204-522-6008 or Trades welcome, delivery can be arranged. Rodney at 204-673-2382, Waskada, MB. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 2009 JD 9770 STS, 463 hrs., Premier Cab, Contour-Master w/Hi-Torque reverser, 20.8x42 duals, chopper, $195,000 U S . F a i r f a x , M N . 3 2 0 - 8 4 8 - 2 4 9 6 , RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most 320-894-6560, makes and sizes; Also header transports. 2010 9770, 411 sep. hrs., premium cab, Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, 20.8x42 duals, 615 PU, no pulses, Green- SK. lighted, warranty, interest free, always 2011 CASE/IH 2162 flex header (same as s h e d d e d , e x c . c o n d . , $ 2 6 0 , 0 0 0 . MacDon FD70D), 40’, double knife, pea au306-728-3498, Melville, SK. ger, transport, $72,000. 306-831-8818, 306-831-8808, Rosetown, SK.

JD 9600 COMBINE, 2 spd. cyl., FC chopper, long auger, hopper ext’n, $25,800 or $32,800 w/ 914 pickup. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515,

NEW PICKUP REEL EARLY BUY SPECIAL! Hart Carter 25’, $4,300; 30’ $4,900; 36’, $6,900; UII 25’, $5,830; 30’, $6,900; 36’, $7,900. Plastic teeth, fits JD/ NH/CIH/Macdon headers. Pay 50% DP, rest on delivery (Apr-May 2013). Offer ends Jan 31, 2013. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

NH 971 straight cut header with PU reel, excellent shape, shedded. 780-324-3024, 780-837-1199, McLennan, AB.

2002 HARVEST PRO 8152 (MacDon) w/972 25’ MacDon, 2 spd., triple delivery, 2061 eng. hrs., 1675 cutting hrs., always shedded, excellent condition, $52,000. 204-326-1447, Mitchell, MB.

2008 8010 w/duals and lateral tilt, GPS w/AutoSteer, 750 sep. hrs, oils and filters changed, ready to go, $225,000; 2009 2020 35’ flex header w/air reel, $25,000. 403-502-6332, Schuler, AB.

2008 JD 930D 30’ draper header, pea auger, full poly, spare knife, exc. condition, $42,000. 780-360-5375, Wetaskiwin, AB.

REDUCED: HONEYBEE SP36 (Gleaner 2010 30’ Macdon D60-S - PUR, hyd. ADP), $18,900; 2011 CIH 2152 40’, fore/aft, factory transport, fits swathers, $69,000; CIH 1020 30’ flex, HFA, $9900; combine adapters available, $39,800. MD D60 35’ w/JD kit, $49,000; Two MD Trades welcome. Financing available. 974 36’ w/CIH kit, $47,000; MD 960 36’, 1-800-667-4515. (2388), $13,900; Case/IH 1015 14’ pickup, $1900; 2010 MacDon D60 35’ w/JD kit, 1987 JD 7720 Titan II, w/212 PU header $ 6 6 , 0 0 0 . H e r g o t t F a r m E q u i p m e n t and 230 straight header, good cond. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 306-458-2555, Midale, SK. GERINGHOFF 8 ROW 30” CHOPPING 2004 JD 9860, Precision header, duals, cornhead, headsite, JD single point, stalk 1025 engine, 740 sep. hrs. 204-248-2372, stompers, excellent condition, $46,900. 204-828-3565, Notre Dame, MB. Call 204-324-6298, Altona, MB.

Tractors Combines Swathers WRECKING TRACTORS: NH, Ford, Case David Brown, Volvo, Nuffield, County, Fiat, JD, Deutz, MF and IH. 306-228-3011, Unity, SK.,

G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK.

‘08 MACDON 16’ PW7 PICKUP HEADER NEW in shipping stand, w/ Swathmaster pickup, fits JD 9660 STS & equivalent machines, $23,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

L O S T C I T Y S A LVAG E , parts cheap, please phone ahead. 306-259-4923, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. AG-PAK AUTOMATIC POTATO bagger with closer, bags 5-20 lbs., exc. cond., TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, KwikLok combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. $28,000. Harv 780-712-3085 for more info etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, Largest inventory of 306-441-0655, Richard, SK. used potato equip. Dealer for Tristeel Mfg. AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older trac- polishers, hybrid washers, felt dryers, tote tors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/oth- fillers and dealer for Logan live bottom er Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battle- boxes, piler, conveyors, etc. Call: Dave 204-254-8126, Grande Pointe, MB. ford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769.



PATRIOT NT, AUTOSTEER, $59,900; 2011 CIH 3330 Aim Command, N&W tires, $259,000; 2010 CIH 3330, $269,000; 2010 CIH 4420, Aim Command, 380 and 650’s, $264,000; 2010 CIH 4420, Aim Command, 380 and 650’s, $275,000; 2012 CIH 4430, $329,000; Rogator 864, 2 sets of tires, $119,000; Miller A40 108’, 1000 gal., $129,000; Miller Nitro 2200 HT, 120’, 1200 gal., $137,500. Call Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 2004 JD 7500 Forage Harvester, no PU, 1910 hrs., autolube, AutoSteer, spout ext., service records, $130,000 OBO. 403-684-3540, Brant, AB. 2008 JF-STOLI 1355 forage harvester, used four seasons, under 500 hrs., always shedded, new rotor, knives and shear bar, no rocks, vg cond., well maintained machine. $55,000 OBO. Cam Sparrow, Vanscoy, SK. 306-227-3607.

SWAP PACKERS Bourgault 5710. Will trade 5.5” pneumatic packers for 3.5” steel 2007 3320 CASE/IH sprayer, 100’ booms, p a c k e r s f o r 7 4 ’ , 9 . 8 ” s p a c i n g . Aims command, AccuBooms, AutoBooms, 306-631-7932, Moose Jaw, SK. 2400 hrs., Raven electronics, AutoSteer, JD 53’ 1820 drill/1900 tank, blow out $180,000. 306-784-2957, Gouldtown, SK. price $ 5 7 , 7 7 7 . Moody’s Equipment 2005 ROGATOR 874, 2611 hrs., new eng., 306-934-4686. For your nearest Moody’s all new wheel motor seals, 100’ boom, location Outback Guidance, AutoSteer boom height and section control, 320/90R50 skinnies, 2010 56’ JD 1870 w/1910 cart, full seed 24.5x32 floaters $120,000. Esterhazy, SK, blockage, $165,000. Central AB Precision Seeding, 403-505-9524, Ponoka, AB. call Myles 306-745-6140, 306-745-7530. 2010 JD 4930 sprayer, 120’ booms, high flow pump, eductor, AutoBooms, slip control, 2 sets tires, 763 eng. hrs, 275 spray hrs, loaded. 403-643-2125, Carmangay, AB

2001 FLEX-COIL 67XL, 120’ sprayer w/1250 gal. tank, windscreens and autorate, located in Eston, SK. Asking $15,000 OBO. Call 403-741-5641.

DEGLEMAN 7200, ROCKPICKERS. New 2013 for $25,500; also 2000 for $20,000. Call Larry at 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK.

SCHULTE 800 snowblower 8’, 2 stage, fits Case 2294- Case 7110 models, good cond. Offers. Retired farmer. 306-324-4235, 306-593-4881, 306-272-7878, Margo, SK. FORKLIFT SNOWPLOWS, 8’, 10’, 12’. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. 2012 SCHULTE SDX 960; 2005 Schulte 9600, located at Grand Coulee, SK. Call Dale at 306-539-8590. 8’ McKEE, 3 PTH snowblower, 2 augers, hyd. chute, nice shape, $2750. Earl Grey, SK. 306-731-7235, 306-939-4554. 8’ JD FRONT mount snowblower, fits 4020 JD, $3500 OBO. Phone 204-734-4979, Swan River, MB. NEW SCHULTE SNOWBLOWER- New wider Schulte SDX 102 snowblower, now 102”, $7799. All snowblower sizes from 50” to 117” in stock now. Call you nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626.

2012 JD 4730, 600 hrs., full load, wide/ narrow rubber. AutoHeight/steer/shutoff, SS tank, 4 yr. warranty, 100’. North Battleford, SK. 306-445-1353, 306-441-2061.

AG SHIELD 100’ suspended boom sprayer, 2002 WILMAR EAGLE 8600 SP sprayer, 8.3 1250 Imp. gal. tank, wind curtains, very Cummins engine, 1150 gal SS tank, 90’ boom, air ride, AutoHeight, Trimble GPS good condition. 306-458-2555, Midale, SK. and mapping. 306-677-2689 Hodgeville SK FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 65 120’, 830 gal. tank, w/chem handler and hyd. pump, LOOKING FOR: 4x4 high clearance sprayer, 1996 to 2003. 780-398-2227, $6500. 306-344-4730, Paradise Hill, SK. Abee, AB. BRANDT QF 1000, 800 gal., 100’, autorate, curtains, new pump and foam marker. 2007 4655 SPRA-COUPE, 1040 hrs, 80’, 400 gal., auto trans, new rear tires, exc. 306-782-7630, Jedburgh, SK. cond., $75,000. 306-843-2892, Wilkie, SK. 2009 FLEXI-COIL 68XL high clearance, 120’, 1600 gal., AutoHeight, 3 nozzles, au- 2011 SPRAY-COUPE 4660, 670 hrs., 2 torate, built-in handler, other extras, exc. sets of tires, 750 Ez-Steer, crop dividers, 92’ Pommier aluminum booms and unused cond., $47,000. 306-924-1988, Regina, SK. f a c t o r y b o o m s , p i n t l e h i t c h t r a i l e r, 1999 FLEX-COIL SYSTEM 67XL, 1250 gal. $105,000. Call 306-237-7726, Perdue, SK. tank, hyd. markers, windscreens, autorate, double nozzle, $12,500. 204-248-2372, 2008 REDBALL 7830, now built by Versatile, w/JD 275 HP eng. and Allison 5 spd. 204-828-3565, Notre Dame, MB. auto., 825 hrs., 100’ boom w/Norac con1994 BOURGAULT CENTURIAN III wheel trol, duals, 1200 gal. SS tank, 100 gal. boom sprayer, 83’ w/830 gal. tank, wind rinse tank, hyd. track adjustment. Trimble curtains, chemical handler, hyd pump, dual AutoSteer, 750 touch screen monitor and nozzles and disc markers, asking $6500 NAV II controller w/field IQ section cont r o l , n ew i n 2 0 1 2 . $ 1 2 0 , 0 0 0 O B O. OBO. 306-896-2912, Churchbridge, SK. 403-308-5268, Taber, AB. 2008 SRX 160, 1350 gal. wheel boom sprayer, 134’, autorate, wind guards, 2008 MILLER A75, 103’ spray air boom markers, dual nozzles, $35,000 OBO. and hypro nozzles, 1000 gal. tank, 2 sets of rear tires, crop dividers, AutoSteer, Au306-648-7766, Gravelbourg, SK. toBoom, AccuBoom, 1,221 hrs., $185,000 2008 NH SF216 wheel boom, 480-80R-38 OBO. 780-674-7944, Barrhead, AB. tires, four section control, hyd. fold-out, 100’, 1350 imp. gal., $25,000, offers con- 2012 JD 4730, 100’, 800 gal. poly, full GPS with activations, Norac, 320-90/46 tires, sidered. 306-759-2191, Eyebrow, SK. 650/38 floatation tires, 290 eng. hrs. Call 306-747-7911, Shellbrook, SK.

AGRO TREND 3 PTH snowblowers made in Ontario: 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, 66”, 72”, 78”, 84”, 96”, 102”, 108” and 120”. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. FRONT MOUNT 2-STAGE Schulte snowplow, hyd. chute. Call 306-395-2658, 306-395-2791, Chaplin, SK. 90” FRONT-MOUNT fan-type snowblower, currently mounted on a 930 Case. Call 306-245-3407, Francis, SK. SCHULTE FRONT MOUNTED snowblower, fits all tractors, $200. 306-739-2763, Wawota, SK. 2010 JD 4830, 1923 eng. hrs., 761 spray FARM KING 1080, 3 PTH snowblower, hrs., Greenlight service on 11/24/2012. dual auger, hyd. chute, 9’ wide, in like new 1000 gallon tank with 3” fill, 100’ booms c o n d . , $ 5 0 0 0 O B O. S t e . A n n e , M B . with 5-way nozzle bodies, RH fence row nozzle and foam markers. Greenstar 2600 613-360-1904. monitor c/w AutoSteer, Swath Control Pro, Boom Trac Pro, hyd. tread adjust, onboard air and HID lighting. Two sets of tires and rims (380’s and 650’s), four TriNEW KEMPER HEADERS. Phone Harry at dekon crop savers with air lift. $257,300 403-327-0349 or 403-330-9345, Leth- OBO. 780-212-1949, Grassland, AB. bridge, AB. 2007 JD 4720, 1600 hrs., 90’ boom, 2 sets NH FR 9080 CHOPPER, c/w 8 row corn of tires, very nice, $129,500. Delivery header, 15’ pickup header, 900 cutter hrs. available. Call 1-800-735-5846, Minot, ND. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. 2003 JOHN DEERE 4710 high clearance YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For all your sprayer, excellent condition, 2500 hrs. silage equipment needs call Kevin or Ron 306-398-4714, Cut Knife, SK. toll free 1-800-803-8346, Regina, SK. 2010 SPRA-COUPE 7660, 600 hrs., 90’ COMMERCIAL SILAGE, TRUCK BODIES, boom, 700 gal poly, AccuBoom AutoBoom, trailers. Well constructed, heavy duty, ta- AutoSteer, FWA, Envisio Pro monitor, pered w/regular grain gates or hyd. silage chipped engine, 4 dividers, 3-way nozzles gates. CIM, Humboldt, SK, 306-682-2505. 780-763-2462 780-787-0477 Mannville AB

2012 JD 56’ 1870/1910 430 bu. Conserva Pak, TBT, 20.8x42 duals, full blockage monitor seed tubes, single on fert. tubes, 10” fill auger, 12” spacing, single row seed knives. Seeded only 2900 acres, $245,000 OBO. 780-658-2125, Vegreville, AB.

2009 62’ SEEDMASTER, with 300 bu. onboard tank, $165,000. Central AB Precision Seeding, 403-505-9524, Ponoka, AB. CONCORD 32’ DRILL/ Flexi-Coil 2340 tank, blow out price $22,222.22. Moody’s Equipment 403-556-3939. For your nearest location FLEXI-COIL 39’ 5000 drill/2320 tank, blow out price $35,555.55. Moody’s Equipment 306-825-6141. For your nearest Moody’s location BOURGAULT AIR DRILLS - Large used selection of 3310’s and 3320’s; Also other makes and models. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB.

2010 BOURGAULT 5710, 74’, 9.8” spacing, 3.5 steel packers, Dutch paired row knives, w/6700 air tank, last one $242,000. Millhouse Farms 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK. 2009 SEED HAWK 84’ toolbar, 12” spacing w/800 Seed Hawk cart, $240,000; 2001 52’ 5710 Bourgault, 12” spacing, 3-1/2” packers, dual shoot, Bour gault tips, $38,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK. 306-449-2255. 2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 55’, 10” spacing, MRBs, 2” tips, 4.8 pneumatic packer tire, double shoot, walking axles, rear duals, exc. cond. 306-675-6110, Kelliher, SK. 1998 CASE 3400 air tank modified to 450 bu., new paint, 10” auger w/semi hopper, $20,000. 306-567-8081, Davidson, SK. 4012 CONCORD, w/2400 TBT tank and 230 TBH tank, Dutch low draft paired row openers. Farmland disc levelers, $50,000 OBO. Rod 250-843-7018, Farmington, BC.

NEW 710/70R38 rims and tires for Caseand JD sprayers; 900/50R42 Michelin for 4930 JD; 650S for Case 4420; 710/70R42 for JD 4940. 306-697-2856, Grenfell, SK.

2007 BOURGAULT 3310, 55’, MRB, NH3 w/6450 TBH dual fans, 4 tank, 491 monitor, exc. cond., $210,000. 306-543-8746, Regina, SK.

TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. Call Great West Agro, 306-398-8000, Cut Knife, SK.

2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 55’ Parralink w/6550 DS air cart, $275,000 OBO. Call 306-867-7165, Loreburn, SK.

2004 MORRIS MAXIM II DS, 40’, 3-1/2” steel packers, 7300 tank, nice shape, $66,000. 780-814-2241 Grande Prairie AB 2002 3450 tank, double shoot, 10” auger, air seeder hopper, $18,000 workorder, $45,000 OBO. 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB.

2000 FLEXI-COIL 3450 TBH, 3 tanks, double fan, 10” auger, hyd. rear winch, 2010 CASE 70’ PH800 air drill. 3430 TBT $33,900 OBO. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK tank, dual shoot, 10” space, Pro 600 dis- BOURGAULT 54’ 5710 drill, blow out price play, $165,000 OBO. Bourgault 4350, SS $ 3 1 , 1 1 1 . 1 1 . M o o d y ’ s E q u i p m e n t cart, 10” auger, anhydrous hitch, $28,000 306-934-4686. For your nearest Moody’s OBO. 403-330-3698, New Dayton, AB. location 2009 BOURGAULT 5710, 64’, 9.8” spacing, 1” vertical opener, MRB II, dry fertilizer, FLEXI-COIL 39’, 5000 drill, blow out price dual air kit, dual castors, 3 1/2” steel $ 2 2 , 2 2 2 . 2 2 . M o o d y ’ s E q u i p m e n t packers, blockage monitors, $105,000. 306-237-4272. For your nearest Moody’s location 306-398-7788, Rockhaven, SK. 2010 JD 1830 air drill 61’, 12.5” spac- 2001 BOURGAULT 5710 air drill with 5350 ing, 5.5” packers, single shoot air and pri- tank, drill is 40’, 9.8” spacing, 3.5” steel mary blockage, 4” paired row boots, rear packers, 450 lb. trip, single shoot. Tank is hitch; 2010 JD 1910 cart, 430 bu. TBT, single fan, double meter. Field ready, variable drive, 3 tanks, powered calibra- $70,000. 403-642-3999, Warner, AB. tion, 20.8R42 duals, 12” belt conveyor. 2007 Horsch Anderson 40-15 air drill, blockage monitor system, 7.5” paired row seed boots, 500 bu. 3 compartment single shoot tank, rear torpedo hitch, filling auger, scale, JD rate controller, NH3 variable rate kit. 204-748-8332, Virden, MB. 1998 52.5’ 1820 JD drill, 10” spacing, 4” steel, DS, Stealth 3 1/2” paired row, 1900 TBH tank, 350 bu. variable rate 2 compartment tank, Valmar tank for inoculant, $60,000. 306-642-7801, Lafleche, SK. DAVIDSON TRUCKING, PULLING AIR 2013 V-WING DITCHERS. Order now bedrills/ air seeders, packer bars, Alberta fore they are sold out. Delivered to your and Sask. 30 years experience. Bob David- farm by Sept., 2013. 204-734-0303. Check out v-wing ditcher on U-tube. son, Drumheller, 403-823-0746 5710 BOURGAULT 47’, w/MRB, 6450 TBH FLEXI-COIL 5000 57’, 9”, 3” rubber, tank; Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer 100’ w/auto- 2320 TBH tank, twin fan w/third tank, A-1 cond., $57,900. 204-324-6298, Altona, MB rate. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB.






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58’ FLEXI-COIL 5000, 12� spacing, single shoot, NH3 mid-row shanks, Raven auto rate NH3 control, 3� rubber, new hoses, $24,900; 3450 Flexi-Coil tank, TBH, 3 tanks, double fan, 10� auger, hyd. winch, $33,900 or $55,000 for both OBO. Call 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. ‘BOURGAULT PURSUING PERFECTION’ 2002 Bourgault 5710, 54’, MRB, steel packers, w/5350, $119,000; 1998 Bourgault 54’ 5710, MRB, rubber packers, w/4300 DS tank, $99,000; Bourgault 5710, 54’ single shoot, rubber packers, $75,000; 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000/2320, single shoot, 3.5� steel, $59,000; 2010 Bourgault 6000 90’ mid harrow, w/3225 Valmar, $49,000; 2010 6000 90’ mid harrow, $36,000; 2010 5710, 74’, 5.5� packers, $195,000; 2010 Bourgault 5810, 62’, DS, 5.5� packers, $185,000; 84’ Bourgault 7200 heavy harrow, $32,500; 1990 70’ Flexi-Coil S82 harrow bar, $6500. RD Ag Central, Bourgault Sales, 306-542-3335 or 306-542-8180, Kamsack, SK. BOURGAULT 5710 47’ c/w 6350 tank, MRB, variable rate meters, 3/4� carbide tips, located in SK. 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB.

MANDAKO LANDROLLER. The heaviest production roller on the market. Check us out at, or call, 1-888-525-5892, Plum Coulee, MB. 1997 RITE-WAY 41’ LANDROLLER, hyd. fold and lift, excellent cond., $19,900. Call anytime, 403-627-9300. Pincher Creek AB

BOURGAULT 8800, 40’, c/w 3225 tank, w/factory packers and harrows, exc. cond., field ready, $24,500. 403-350-9088, Delburne, AB. BOURGAULT 8800, 52’, granular kit, 4 bar harrows, knock-ons, heavy trips, liquid kit, Bourgault paired row boots, 3225 Bourgault tank w/third tank, tank shedded, $35,000 OBO. 306-743-7622, Langenburg. 2000 BOURGAULT 8810 air seeder w/3225 grain tank, equipped w/liquid kit, 10� spacing, single shoot w/side ban boots, $40,000. 306-452-8033, Redvers SK BOURGAULT AIR SEEDER cart, Model 2195 with engine drive fan, chrome augers, monitor, etc., epoxy coat inside, clean good paint, no rust, stored inside. Call Bob 204-745-2265, Carman, MB. JD 1900 AIR seeder tank, 270 bu. Will consider trading for grain trailer. Call 306-869-2518, Radville, SK. WANTED: FLEXI-COIL 820, 25’-35’ or 50’-60’. Please call 403-586-0641, Olds, AB. 84’ FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 82 5-bar harrows, 2001 BOURGAULT 4250 air seeder $4000. 306-344-4730, Paradise Hill, SK. tank, c/w single shoot manifold to suit 40’ 1999 BOURGAULT 7200, 60’ heavy harrow, air seeder. All hoses are included! 2 bin $21,500. Phone: 306-739-2605, Parkman, tank total 250 bu., hydraulic loading auger. SK. Excellent shape! $19,900. Call Jordan anytime, 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 2005 90’ BOURGAULT mid harrow, good shape, $26,500 OBO. Phone: BOURGAULT 3225 AIR TANK, hyd. fan, 403-651-2273, 403-546-4286, Acme, AB. single shoot, two tank monitoring system, FLEXI-COIL SYSTEM 85 heavy harrow, 70’, shedded, 306-563-7505, Canora, SK. 2003, tines 20�-23�, good straight unit, JOHN DEERE 1910 350 bu. tow behind air $25,000. 780-208-4808, Two Hills, AB. cart, 2006 8 run double shoot, variable rate, 8� auger, 30.5 rear tires, rear hitch, always shedded, no rust, excellent cond., $42,500. 306-621-0774, Melville, SK. 2008 K-HART DISC DRILL, 60’, good shape, $85,000. Medicine Hat New Holland 403-528-2800, Medicine Hat, AB. BOOKING SPECIALS for all makes of harrow tines, mounted, standard drawbar, heavy harrow. Ex: Brandt, Bourgault 9/16�x26� straight, 100 or more, $21.95 ea. Special ends Jan. 25. Fouillard Implement Ltd. St. Lazare, MB., 204-683-2221.

JD 7000, 8 row, 30�, dry fert, $10,900; JD 7200, 12 row 30�, vacuum, $17,900; JD 7200, 16 row, 30�, dry fert, vacuum, $21,900. Call: Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000, Steinbach, MB.

JD 7100 ROW crop planter, 6 rows, 34� 1998 CASE/IH 8940, 1945 hrs, duals front spacing, 3 PTH, monitor and markers, very a n d r e a r, 4 r e m o t e s , m i n t c o n d . good cond., $6500 OBO. 306-539-6688, 306-697-3198, Grenfell, SK. Balgonie, SK. 1981 4690, 4 WD, 260 HP, 12 spd., 3-way 1992 MORRIS AIR seeder 8900, 55’ c/w steering, 1000 PTO, 30.5x32.5 singles, vg 1994 6300 Morris air cart; 1992 Flexi-Coil rubber, 6508 hrs., recent $4000 OH, new 57’ 5000 air drill, c/w 2320 TBH air cart; valves, 1 new cyl., $17,500 OBO. Iron 1982 7200 IHC hoe drills; 1982 Wilger 880 Springs, AB., 493-739-2455, 403-635-0280 SS 80’ sprayer, hyd. pump. 306-295-4192, 1995 CASE 9270, 12 speed, 5400 hours, Ravenscrag, SK. 20.8x42 tires, $67,000 OBO. Call 403-345-3770, Coaldale, AB. TWO CASE 2594 tractors, duals, front 51’ FRIGGSTAD CULTIVATOR with 4 bar w e i g h t s , l o w h o u r s , g o o d r u b b e r. harrows, $6000. Phone 306-344-4730, 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. Paradise Hill, SK. 1988 CIH 9170 w/16’ Degelman 6 way blade, powershift, 20.8x42 duals, 4 hyd. remotes, 7200 hrs., vg cond. $59,000. Call 306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. FRONT WEIGHTS for Case 1270/1370 tractor, $600 OBO. 204-648-7136, Ashville, MB. 1987 CIH 9130 4 WD, 5500 hrs., power shift, PTO, 6-way Leon blade, gd tires, s h e d d e d , n i c e t r a c t o r, $ 5 9 , 0 0 0 . 403-820-2215, Trochu, AB. MANDAKO TWISTER Check out the ulti- CASE/IH 550 QUAD, 2012 luxury cab, m at e ve r s at i l i t y i n ve r t i c a l t i l l a g e . 36� track, high cap. hyd., high cap. draw 1-888-525-5892, bar, diff. lock, 262 receiver, WAAF, NAV Plum Coulee, MB. controller, HIV, elec. mirrors, cab susp., WINTER CASH DISCOUNTS on Summers tow cable. Call The Tractor Man, Gord, discs, chisel plows, rollers, heavy harrows, 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. rock pickers, packer bars, sprayers, vertical 2004 STX 450, leather interior, diff. lock, tillage implements, mounted harrows. Call 710x38 duals, good condition, $120,000 Machinery Dave, 403-580-6889, or email OBO. 306-743-7622, Langenburg, SK. m a c h i n e r y d ave @ y a h o o . c a V i ew at IH 5288 w/FEL, $21,000; IH 5288 Cond G, Bow Island, AB. Paint P, $14,900; 7130 MFD, $49,900; NH KELLO-BILT DISC PARTS: Blades and 8160 MFD, FEL with grapple, $45,000. bearings. Parts to fit most makes and Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, models. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. Humboldt, SK. 1986 CASE 4894 had since new, 300 HP, WANTED: 50’ CULTIVATOR, prefer Bour- PTO, 20.8x38 radial duals, great shape, gault but will consider others. Phone Jim 8400 hrs., 14’ Degelman dozer, plumbed for Outback AutoSteer, shedded, great for 306-862-8518, Choiceland, SK. grain cart and plowing snow, $30,000. JD 61’ 2410 deep tiller w/harrows, 2 years 780-375-2443, 780-679-8784, Kelsey, AB. old, like new; Summers 60’ DT w/wo anhydrous unit and hitch. Ron 204-626-3283 or 2008 QUADTRAC 435, 1700 hrs., big 1-855-272-5070, Sperling, MB. pump, air ride cab, A-1 cond., $218,900. Call 204-324-6298, Altona, MB. FLEXI-COIL 600, 60’ heavy tillage cultivat o r , 4 - b a r h a r r o w s , $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 . 1998 CASE 9370, 4 WD, 360 HP, 4120 hrs, 12 spd. std., AutoSteer, diff. lock, $93,000. 780-853-7205, Vermilion, AB. 306-946-9513, 306-259-4881, Young, SK. 16’ NEW KELLO-BILT 225 offset disc, 26� notched blades. Discounted, purchase before Dec. 31 with deposit hold until spring. 306-731-7235, 306-939-4554 Earl Grey SK 1988 4250, MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, KELLO-BILT 8’ to 20’ offset discs, c/w 24� 4800 hrs., excellent, 306-744-8113, Saltto 36� notched blades; Kello-Bilt 24’ to 38’ coats, SK. tandem wing discs c/w 26� and 28� 4850, GOOD RUBBER, $10,000 workorder notched blades and oil bath bearings. this winter, $45,000. 8850, good rubber, 1-888-500-2646, Red $7000 workorder, $50,000. 306-862-8014, Deer, AB. Aylsham, SK. NEW 2012 BOURGAULT 8910 cultivator, 2008 JD 9630, 520/85R42 triples, 5 hyd., 70’, 12� spacing w/spd. lock adaptors and high flow hyd., 2600 display, AutoTrac 4 bar harrows. 306-231-8060 Englefeld, SK steering, deluxe cab, diff. locks, full weight pkg., HD drawbar. Call The Tractor Man, Gord, 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 1999 JD 7710, FWA, 4200 hrs., all new r u b b e r, e x c . c o n d . , w / w o l o a d e r, 60 CONCORD EDGE-ON SHANKS, new. 403-504-9607, Medicine Hat, AB. 306-296-2139, Frontier, SK. 2008 JD 7730 MFWD, 20 spd., auto quad COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES: JD 1610, 746 loader, 3 PTH, 3000 hrs., $125,000 $135; JD 610, black, $180; JD 1600, $90; firm. 306-456-2842, Weyburn, SK. Morris 7-series, $135. 306-946-7923, 2007 JD 7930 FWA, only 1000 hrs., 306-946-4923, Young, SK. 600-65Rx28 fronts, 620-70Rx42 rear duals, 746 FEL w/grapple, 4 remotes, 3 PTH w/QA, power quad- LH shuttle shift, triple link susp. 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK. JD 8200, FWA, 3 PTH, 5400 hrs, $77,000. JD 4455, 7350 hrs, engine overhauled, 3 2011 CIH ST550Q, 910 hrs., 30� tracks, PTH, FWA, $41,500; JD 7700, 7880 hrs, 3 luxury cab, full GPS, 57 GPM pump, PTH, FWA, $52,000; JD 7610, 7414 hrs, FWA, 3 PTH, $54,500. New 740 loaders $309,000. 403-669-2174, Rocky View, AB. available. 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK., CASE/IH STEIGER built, 4 WD/Quads; Plus other makes and models. Call the 8440 4 WD with Degelman manual angle Tractor Man! Trades welcome. We deliver. b l a d e , s i n g l e t i r e s , 8 0 0 0 p l u s h r s . , Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge AB $23,900. Call 306-280-2400, Allan, SK. 2 - B R A N D N E W C A S E / I H Tr a c - m a n TRACKS FOR STX 450 quadtrac, $7500 each; 2 USED SCRAPER TRACKS, also for STX 450, vg, no rips or lugs missing, $4500 ea. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. CASE/IH 5088, 140 HP, 3 PTH, FEL, cab, AC, vg rubber, $17,000; BUHLER ALLIED loader Model 2895-S, fits 150 to 250 HP tractor w/joystick, grapple fork, bucket, $7500. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We buy 90 and 94 Series Case 2 WD, FWA tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have r e b u i l t t r a c t o r s a n d p a r t s fo r s a l e . 306-784-7841, Herbert, SK.

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1983 IH 5288 w/Michelin radial tires, engine overhaul at 7200 hrs., $18,000. Call 306-293-2793, Climax, SK. PARTING OUT or as is: 2470 CASE, 5000 hrs, 80% Goodyear torque 2’s- 18.4x34. 204-572-5848, Gilbert Plains, MB. 1985 4894, PTO, bearings rolled, 6200 hrs., $35,000. Joe Frank, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. 306-432-4530. 9270 MICHELINS at 95%, $78,000; 9370 w/triples $89,500; 9390 425 HP, 710’s, AutoSteer, $99,000; 2010 435, PTO, HD hyd., AutoSteer, $249,000; 2008 485, PTO, H D hy d . , $ 2 0 9 , 0 0 0 ; 2 0 1 0 4 8 5 H D, $ 2 8 9 , 0 0 0 ; 2 0 1 1 4 8 5 , P TO, l o a d e d , $289,000; 2012 500 quad, PTO, loaded, $377,000; 2010 CIH 335 PTO, $210,000; 2009 CIH 485 quad, $285,000; Others: 2008 NH T9050, HD hyd., 800’s, low hrs., $238,000; NH TJ 500, HD hyd., AutoSteer, $189,000. Mechanic Special: Steiger Bearcat III w/13’ dozer, rubber 4 at 70%, 4 at 40%, 3306 Cat needs TLC, $9900. Hergott Farm Equip. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 2009 STX 535 CIH/STEIGER, 1300 hrs., 520/85R46 triples at 95%, 6000 lb. weights, 55 gal. pump, 4 remotes, diff lock, deluxe cab, leather training seat, elec. mirrors, LED pkg., beacons, full factory guidance, excellent cond., $260,000. 306-821-6646 cell, Lloydminster, SK. WANTED: 1456 OR 1026 IH tractor, any c o n d i t i o n . To p d o l l a r p a i d . C a l l 701-240-5737, Minot, ND.

‘77 JD8430 4WD TRACTOR - NEW duals, 3 hyd. outlets, 1000 PTO, JD Quadshift, 180 hp, 9,611 hrs., good cond’n., $17,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER looking for JD tractors to rebuild, Series 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, or for parts. Will pay top dollar. Now selling JD parts. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB.

JD 7830 with 746 loader and grapple, power quad trans w/E-range and LH reverse, 3 PTH, 20.8x42 rear tires, 2300 hrs, $125,000. 403-854-3374, Hanna, AB. JD 2130, loader, $10,900; JD 7200 MFWD, loader, $37,900; JD 7420 MFWD, loader, $69,900; JD 8560 4WD, $32,900. Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000 Steinbach MB., RETIRING: 1983 JD 4650, 6900 hrs., 15 speed powershift, 20.8x38 duals. 306-528-4650, 306-365-7482, Jansen, SK. JD 8450, 7800 FWD, 4050, 4450 MFWD w/loader, 2130. Have JD loaders in stock. Taking JD tractors in trade that need work. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 1997 8300, MFWD, Firestone factory duals front and back, 8300 hrs, w/14’ Degelman 4-way dozer, very good condition, $73,000 OBO. 306-322-4569, Rose Valley, SK. JD 7710 MFWD; JD 7810 MFWD; JD 8110 MFWD. Low hours, can be equipped with loaders. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. FOR SALE 8640 w/14’ blade, radial tires, tractor in good shape, 50 Series eng. $30,000 OBO. 204-773-3044, Russell, MB. 1990 4455 MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, low h o u r s , e x c e l l e n t r u b b e r, s h a r p . 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. 2009 7430, 1600 hrs., mint cond., every option incl. sunroof, 741 loader/ grapple, 3 PTH, power quad trans. w/E-range. 403-933-5448, 403-608-1116, Calgary, AB.

JD 3520, as new only 56 hrs, cab, 3 PTH, 3 hyds., upgraded air seat, also available, ro- 285 MASSEY FERGUSON tractor w/3 PTH totiller, landpride brush mower, $29,500. and an excellent 246 MF front-end loader. Marty 780-446-7520, Gibbons, AB. Call 306-245-3407, Francis, SK. 2008 7230 MFW, premium cab, 3 PTH, 741 w/grapple, 5300 hrs. 306-436-4511 or, 306-436-7703, Milestone, SK. 1979 JD 4440 w/148 FEL, $19,500. Minitonas, MB, 204-525-4521. WRECKING FOR PARTS: 4020 JD diesel, c/w very good running engine, 46A loader, 18.4x34 tires, excellent sheet metal. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. 1997 JD 9400, 4 WD, 5327 hrs, powershift trans, PTO, 4 remotes w/return line, 710/70R38 duals, very nice! Perfect for 2006 MF 7495, 155 HP PTO, CVT, grapple grain cart! Reduced- $109,500. Jordan and loader, 2500 hrs., $89,000. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 403-627-9300 anytime, Pincher Creek, AB. 2008 JD 9630T, 36� tracks, full weight pkg., 5 hyd., PTO, 2600 display, AutoTrac steering, deluxe cab, HD drawbar, Xenon 9682 NH, 4 WD, 4950 hrs., 400 HP, rear lights. Call The Tractor Man, Gord, 710x38 duals, 4 remotes, always shedded, 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. $82,000 OBO. 306-621-1631, Yorkton, SK.

1995 7600 MFWD, powerquad, 3 PTH, 4500 hours, good rubber, excellent condition. 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. JD 4430, c/w JD 158 loader, bucket, shop built grapple, joystick control, duals, 540/1000 PTO, strong tractor, $21,900. Call 403-485-8198 cell, Arrowwood, AB. 2009 JD 9530T, 1280 hrs., 36� belts, 26 front weights, 4 remotes, Premier lighting package, AutoTrac ready, category 5 wide swing drawbar, $224,500 US. Call Fairfax, MN , 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560,





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2003 NH TG285, 5500 hrs, new front tires 600/70-30, new back tires 710/70-42, $90,000. Call 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK. 2012 NH T9.615, 4 WD, loaded, shedded, deluxe weight pkg., work light pkg, triples, factory AutoSteer, 366 hrs, $295,000. 306-857-2097, Strongfield, SK. 2009 TV6070, bi-directional, 3 PTH, grapple, manure tines, 1200 hours, like new. Dave 403-556-3992, Olds, AB.

FORD 8670, FWA, 3 PTH, 4 hyds., 4 new tires, 9400 hrs., $39,000. Humboldt, SK. 306-231-3993. 1991 846 FORD VERSATILE, 18.4x38R duals, 1000 PTO, 15 spd. synchro, 4 hyds., 3800 hrs, shedded, exc. cond. Contact Jim 306-332-6221, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK.

LOOKING TO BUY: 1156 Ford/Versatile, in US or Canada. 306-874-7590, Naicam, SK. 1980 VERS. 875, 4684 hrs., tires are 60%, set up for air drill, runs and pulls good, $25,000 OBO. 306-298-7640, Orkney, SK. 2375 VERSATILE, 1 owner, 2009 w/1580 hrs., very nice condition, asking $130,000. Terry 204-746-4131, Rosenort, MB.

LEON DOZER BLADE 8’, last on JD 4430, can be adapted to others. $1200 OBO. 306-243-4208, 306-867-7102, Macrorie SK DEGELMAN DOZER, fits CIH 9350. Call Dale 306-539-8590, Regina, SK. 10’ LEON DOZER BLADE, $1675. Can deliver. 306-946-7923 or 306-259-4923, Young, SK. DEGELMAN 6-WAY Blade, 12’, like new, used only 10 hrs, $24,000. Wandering River, AB. 780-771-2155, cell: 780-404-1212. LEON DOZER 9’ blade, $1600; heavy duty set of tractor chains, like new, $400. 306-962-3821, Eston, SK. DOZERS: FOR RENT, long or short term rentals or sale: Cat D6N LGP’s. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK.

2011 CAT 924H LOADER, 2.5 yd. corral bucket c/w grapple, 23.5-R25 Galaxy Hippo tires, 36/5000 powertrain and hyd. ext. warranty, 1150 hrs. Owner/operator. Very clean, $162,000. Serious enquiries only. 780-777-7765, 780-985-2091, Calmar, AB.

JD 240 SKIDSTEER loader, heated cab, foot control, warranty on new eng., 1400 hrs. on machine, vg cond., ready to go, $18,000. 204-743-2324, Cypress River MB LOADERS: 2- John Deere 544J’s, Caterpillar 950H, JD310G backhoe. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. JD 344 LOADER w/grapple, rebuilt trans, low hrs., excellent cond. Ph 403-552-3753, 780-753-0353, Kirriemuir, AB. 2006 JOHN DEERE 544J, 7800 hrs., quick attach, parallel lift option, 3.0 yd. bucket, ride control, diff. lock, new tires, optional 60” forks available. Edquip Ltd.,Jerry Ryan, 780-915-5426, St. Albert, AB.

PIT BULL 3060, 18’ HD blade fits T9505 NH or, Case IH 4x4 tractor. Like new $29,500. Comes complete. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. BUHLER ALLIED LOADER for 150 to 230 HP tractor, Model 2895-S, w/joystick and grapple fork, nice and straight for $7500. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB.

QUALITY USED TUBING, casing and rods, various sizes and lengths in Estevan, SK. W i l l d e l i v e r. C a l l V i k i n g S u r p l u s 306-634-6612, Terry 306-461-9595 or Darren 306-421-2078.

WANTED: 4 WD, 360-450 HP, w/PTO and diff lock, 3500-5000 hrs, JD or Case, 1995-2004. 403-575-0999, Consort, AB. WANTED: USED, BURNT, old or ugly tractors. Newer models too! Smith’s Tractor Wrecking, 1-888-676-4847. LATE MODEL ATX 6010 or 6012 Case/Concord, DS w/Edge-on shanks, stored inside. Call 780-387-6399, Westaskiwin, AB.

RAIN MAKER IRRIGATION Zimmatic pivots/Greenfield mini pivots, K-Line towable irrigation, spare parts/accessories, new and used equipment. 31 years in business. LAZY S BULL POWER 2013 + females, Outlook, SK January 26, at the ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB. 250 polled red and black Simmental, AnCall 306-867-9606. gus and Beefmaker bulls. Bred heifers. NEED TO MOVE water or irrigate? 4”-10” Commercial cows. Call 780-785-3136. alum. pipe, pump units. Taber, AB. Dennis Bull/female video online in January at: 403-308-1400,

WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS, all sizes, prompt pick-up. Phone 306-259-4923, 1997 CAT 928G LOADER, w/rebuilt trans, 306-946-9669, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. 15,414 hrs, $48,000. Financing available. WANTED: GOOD USED 350 pull between 204-864-2391 204-981-3636, Chartier, MB Bourgault tank or 550 pull behind. Myles DEGELMAN 4-WAY 14’ dozer, JD 8650 306-745-6140 306-745-7530 Esterhazy SK mounts, exc. condition. 403-394-4401, WANTED: NEW HOLLAND bale wagons, Lethbridge, AB. also Farmhand or Hoelscher small bale acJD 9’ DOZER blade, hyd. angle, new blade, cumulators and forks, JD small square balfits 4020 to 4630, $5000; 1973 JD 4630, 8 e r s . R o e d e r I m p l . S e n e c a , K S spd., new eng. and water pump, $15,000. 785-336-6103. 306-423-6131, Domremy, SK. WANTED: JD 7810 tractor w/FEL, 3 PTH; NH 1037, 1033, 1036, 1032 bale wagons. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB.

HOME OF REINKE ELECTROGATOR II. Reinke centre pivots, one used 2640’ Valley section pivot, 1295’ Reinke pivot. Trades welcome. 306-858-7351, Lucky Lake, SK.

BISON HERD FOR SALE: 80 bred cows, 5 breeding bulls and 2012 calf crop. Average age of herd is 7 years. For details please contact Peter at 780-584-2376 or email Fort Assiniboine, AB

FREE STANDING PANELS 25’ for $299. also available 30’ panel w/swinging gates, windfence and bottomless bunks. Delivery available. Call 204-642-3026, Arborg, MB.

RETIRING: 855 Vers., 6600 hrs., 18.4x38 triples; 2002 Ford TM150, 4700 hrs. 306-528-4650, 306-365-7482, Jansen, SK

JD 2750, MFWD, 3 PTH, loader, $18,500; JD 4440, 2 WD, 158 loader and grapple, $21,000; CIH 5250 MFWD, 3 PTH, loader, $28,500; JD 725 FEL, $6500; JD 7210, loader and grapple, 3 PTH, 8400 hrs, $46,500. 403-308-1238, Taber, AB. 2006 MTX 135 McCormick MFD, Q65SE quickie loader, 6500 hrs, $50,000. Phone 306-245-3310, Tyvan, SK. GRATTON COULEE AGRI PARTS LTD. Your #1 place to purchase late model combine and tractor parts. Used, new and rebuilt. Toll free 888-327-6767.


5x10 PORTABLE CORRAL PANELS new design. 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335, Calgary, AB. MULCHING - TREES; BRUSH; Stumps. D7E HIGH HP Cat, new U/C, 24” pads, di- Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: rect start, glow plug, twin tilt angle dozer, bush ready, exc. cond. Warranty. Will con- GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence sider trade. $66,000. Call for more info posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 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. SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., DON’T GET STUCK without a Tow Rope! Best selection of tow ropes and straps in Canada. For tractors up to 600 HP. See your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit SKIDSTEERS: GEHL 4510, $7000; NH L465, $7500; Gehl 6625, $12,900. Snowblowers: IHC 7’, $1500; JD 7’, $1500; Lorenz 8’, $1700; Shop-built 8’, $1000. Stock trailers: Norbert 6x16’ GN, $3500; 7x22’ Kiefer, $3300; 7x22’ Dakota, $4000. 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New Degelman equipment, land rollers, Strawmaster, rockpickers, rock rakes, dozer blades. Phone 306-957-4403, cell 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK. MORRIS 310 DRILLS, 20’, steel packers, mint, $6500; Grain rollermill, capacity 150 bu./hr., port., $2000; Disc, 3 PTH, notch blades, $800; JD 14’ hoe drill, $300; JD 5 wheel rake, $450; Swath roller, steel, $500; Craftsman lawnmower, 25 HP, 48” deck, $950; Ford LT 12.5 lawnmower, 38” deck, $500; 4 used 54” barn fans, 1 used 36” barn fan, $500 for all. 780-352-1794, Wetaskiwin, AB. COMPLETE SHANK ASSEMBLIES: JD 1610, $135; JD 610, black, $180; JD 1600, $90; Morris 7-series, $135. 306-946-7923, 306-946-4923, Young, SK.

BISON WANTED - Canadian Prairie Bison is looking to contract grain finished bison for a growing market in Canada, US and Europe. Paying top market $$ for all animals. For more information contact Roger Provencher, or 306-468-2316. Join our Producer-owned bison company and enjoy the benefits. 2009 CUMMINS DGCA-666115 - 50KW, 3.9L Cummins, 4 cyl. turbo, 120/240V 1-phase (can be converted to 3-phase), fully tested, ready to go. $11,900. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

TONGUE AND GROOVE PVC plastic swine fencing panels. Panel spaces allow for 2”x4” pieces to fit, reinforcing the build. 5 0 % o f t h e p r i c e o f n ew p a n e l i n g . GENERATORS: 20 KW to 2000 KW, low $5.50/ft. Dimensions: 1-3/4”x32”x12’ pan- hour diesel and natural gas/ propane units els. 780-621-0731, Drayton Valley, AB. Abraham Generator Sales Co. Phone: SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire 855-210-7581 or 701-371-9526, Coopersand all accessories for installation. Heights town, ND. from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen 5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone ph/fax 306-426-2305, Smeaton, SK. for availability and prices. Many used in stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB.

BIRCH, SPRUCE, POPLAR firewood, split in semi-load lots, self unloading truck; custom firewood processing, cut/split up to 22” lengths. 306-577-5377, Kennedy, SK. BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood for sale. Contact Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer.

REDUCED: KOHLER ELECTRIC PLANT generator, nat. gas 35R8811 SN #215281, 35 KW, 3 phase, 43.75 KVA, 60 cycle, 120/28 volt, 1800 RPM, 121 amp per term., includes all switching and paneling, 92 HP, 33.9 hrs., $6000 OBO. Dalmeny, SK., 306-370-1603.

OUTBACK 360 AUTOSTEER, off 9400 JD, FIREWOOD: SEMI LOADS, self-unloading hydro steering system, good cond., asking truck, or pick up on yard. Hague, SK. $5000. 306-487-7993, Lampman, SK. Phone: 306-232-4986, 306-212-7196. GREENSTAR 3 AUTOTRAC systems, incl. F I R E W O O D : C u t a n d s p l i t , d e l i ve r y 2630 touch displays, SF1 and SF2 Autotrac available. 306-862-7831, Nipawin, SK. software available complete with Starfire 3000 SF1, SF2 or RTK GPS receivers. Around 1 yr. old, like new condition plug and play into Autotrac ready JD tractors. Call Curtis 204-626-3283, Sperling, MB. BEV’S FISH & SEAFOOD LTD., buy direct, fresh fish: Pickerel, Northern Pike, Whitefish and Lake Trout. Seafood also available. Phone toll free 1-877-434-7477, 306-763-8277, Prince Albert, SK.

WWW.NOUTILITYBILLS.COM - Indoor coal, grain, multi-fuel, gas, oil, pellet and propane fired boilers, fireplaces, furnaces and stoves. Outdoor EPA and conventional wood boilers, coal / multi-fuel boilers. WANTED: LOG GRAPPLE to fit a John Chimney, heat exchangers, parts, piping, Deere 544B wheel loader. 306-839-4438, pumps, etc. Athabasca, AB, 780-628-4835. Pierceland, SK. 2 ALL CANADIAN boilers w/coal stokers, 1 million BTU (green) and 1.6 million BTU (red), vg cond. The green boiler has done ‘05 DEGELMAN 1220 SIDEARM, mower 9 winters, the red boiler is mid 80’s, but attachment, 1000 PTO front & rear, fits brand new stoker about 5 yrs. ago. Also 2 10`-20`mowers, $6,980. Trades welcome. heavy duty ash augers and 35 ton coal bin. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. Boilers presently in use, available for mantling and transport in the spring. Call to see them running. Price is negotiable. SASKATOON, SK. Ideal for students who Stu at 780-387-0615, Nisku, AB. want to acquire equity rather than pay rent. A fully upgraded 1166 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1983 mobile home on bus route to U of S and SIAST. 5 appliances, large porch and deck, move-in ready, $74,900. 2 3/8” CEMENT LINED tubing, $20/ea. May consider trades. 306-270-9160. Minimum 100 joints. Call 306-861-1280, Weyburn, SK. TRACTORS, COMBINE, Air Drills, sprayer, swather, semi, etc. 1-877-862-2413, 2009 HAULOTTE HTL 9045 telehandler 2-3/8” TUBING. Also available 4-1/2” to 101.8 HP! 495 hrs., excellent condition, 1-877-862-2387 toll free, Nipawin, SK. 9-5/8” pipe. Can be delivered. Kindersley, 4x4 Crab steering, enclosed cab w/heat. HAUL-ALL WEIGH WAGON, 100 bu., Max lift capacity- 9000 lbs., max lift SK., ph 306-778-3306, 306-750-7473. swing away hyd. auger, Weigh-tronics h e i g h t - 4 4 ’ 7 ” $ 7 6 , 0 0 0 C a n d e l i ve r. 8” STAINLESS STEEL well screen, 10 Miscale, shedded, c/w tarp, heavy hubs, 13 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. cron, unused; random lengths 8” to 24” diHP Honda elec. start, asking $6500. Prince ameter steel pipe. Phone 306-445-5602, Albert, SK. 306-922-8414, 306-961-7021. 2011 JCB 535-125, only 227 hrs., 8000 North Battleford, SK. 2003 NH LW110B payloader, 3600 hrs., 2 lb. lift cap. to 40’6”, 4x4, 3 steering modes, yd. bucket c/w grapple, $51,000; 2010 outriggers, aux. hydraulics, Q-Fit carriage Vermeer baler, 605 Super M, 7000 bales w/floating pallet forks. Like New! $89,600. c/w net wrap, $31,000; 1988 Westward Jordan 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 7000 swather, diesel., 30’ c/w PU reels, 3100 hrs., $15,000. Wauchope, SK. 306-452-6496, 306-452-7605. 30 KVA ONAN, fully automatic c/w transfe r s w i t c h , r u n s o n p r o p a n e . C a l l 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. WANTED: Older and newer tractors, in LOWEST PRICES IN CANADA on new, high running condition or for parts. Goods Used quality generator systems. Quality diesel Tractor Parts, 1-877-564-8734. generators, Winpower PTO tractor driven WANTED: JD MC CRAWLER, dead or alternators, automatic / manual switch alive. 306-769-8802, Arborfield, SK., or gear, and commercial duty Sommers Powermaster and Sommers / Winco portable email generators and home standby packages. WANTED: 48’ or 50’ deep tiller, John Deere 75+ years of reliable service. Contact 1 6 5 0 o r B o u r g a u l t 9 4 0 0 . P h o n e Sommers Motor Generator Sales for all 204-773-2868, Russell, MB. your generator requirements at WANTED: CASE/IH 1015 header with 1-800-690-2396 Online: pickup. 403-664-0047, Oyen, AB. WANTED: HARROW PACKER bar. Contact DIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, S t e w a r t a t 3 0 6 - 5 4 2 - 4 4 9 8 o r c e l l 12 to 300 KW, lots of units in stock, used and new, Perkins, John Deere, Deutz. We 306-542-7325, Kamsack, SK. also build custom gensets. We currently LOOKING TO BUY: 1156 Ford/Versatile, in have special pricing on new John Deere US or Canada. 306-874-7590, Naicam, SK. units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471.

30 HEAD OF 2010 bison heifers, weighing 900 to 1000 lbs., bred to excellent bulls, $2400 each. Call Cliff at 780-388-3324, Buck Lake, AB. FOR SALE 40 bred 2010 heifers, your pick from 50, good animals, $2500. each. 204-937-2817, Roblin, MB. ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages of feeder bison. Call Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, AB or FOR SALE: 42 Bison yearling heifers, 69 2012 calves. Call Emerald Bison Ranch at 306-542-4498, 306-542-7325 Kamsack, SK

OLE FARMS 8TH Annual Family Day Sale: 150 top Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls, 150 commercial Black Angus bred heifers. Monday, February 18, 2013, 1:00 PM at the farm. Athabasca, AB. Phone: 780-675-4664. Web:



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WANTED: CARMEN CREEK Gourmet Meats and High Plains Bison are purchasing calves, yearlings and finished slaughter bison year round. Prompt Payment. Advance deposits and long term contracts are available. For more information contact: or PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. 303-962-0044, Denver, Colorado office. Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK. over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, grain or grass fed. “If you have them, we BLACK ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE, Yearwant them.” Make your final call with lings and two year olds, semen tested, Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt guaranteed breeders, delivery available. 306-287-3900, payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. 306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. NILSSON BROS. INC. buying finished bison 15 REGISTERED HEIFERS, majority AI seron the rail at Lacombe, AB for February viced to Cedar Ridge 1V, Krugerrand 410H, delivery and beyond. Fair, competitive and or Iron Mountain, preg checked to start assured payment. Call Richard Bintner at calving March 15. Glennie Bros. Angus, 306-873-3184. 403-862-7578, Carnduff, SK. NATURAL BISONS on calf crop share base. 200 VERY GOOD BRED Black Angus Call 250-630-2524 or write to: PO Box heifers, born spring 2011 in south west 6214, Fort St. John, BC. V1J 4H7. SK., AI bred to Final Answer, Right An20 TOP QUALITY Pure Plains 2010 bred swer, and other easy calving low BW, 74, heifers. MFL Ranches, 403-747-2500, Alix, 78, 88, Angus bulls. Calving date approx. starting March 24. Harry Dalke, Morden AB. MB., 204-822-3643, cell 204-362-4101. 21 YEARLINGS FOR SALE. 306-856-4725 SELLING: BLACK ANGUS bulls. Wayside evenings, Conquest, SK. Angus, Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, HERD DISPERSAL - 230 Bison cows for 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. sale. 403-845-2488, Rocky Mountain 11 TOP QUALITY Black Angus cross bred House, AB. heifers, reduced from $1800 to $1500 30- 2011 HEIFERS, $1500 each; 4- 2011 OBO. Must sell. 306-225-4475, Hague, SK. bulls, $1700 each. Phone 403-485-0059, NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 Champion, AB. Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 21, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. Offering 40 HERD DISPERSAL approx. 50 bred cows, Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls plus 50 3-10 yrs., good genetics; 4 breeding bulls, Simm cross Angus heifers bred Red Angus. 2 Pure Wood (Irish Creek), 1 Wood cross Rob Garner, Simpson, SK, 306-946-7946, (Elk Valley Ranches), 1 Plains. Swift Cur- rent, SK., 306-741-8068, 306-773-1665.

DISPERSAL CATTLE AUCTION, Saturday, Jan. 19, 1:00 PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw. Avan Erickson Dispersal: 360 bred heifers, many young Red and Black bred cows. Pictures and details at or call us at, 306-693-4715. PL #914447

BUY NOW TAKE LATER: Black and Red Angus open heifers and bulls. DKF Red Angus, call Dwayne or Scott 306-969-4506, Gladmar, SK. RED ANGUS BULLS, calving ease, semen tested, guaranteed breeders. Little De Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. 15 REGISTERED RED Angus open heifers. Phone: Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK.




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1997 Flexi-Coil 5000, 57’, 12” Sp, 3.5” Rbr Pkr, 2320 TBT Tank ....................................................................................... $55,000 1998 Bourgault 5710, 40’,9.8”Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, DS, MRB, 5300 TBH Tank ...................................................................................... $75,900 1991 Flexi-Coil 5000, 39’, 9”Sp, 3.5”Stl Pkr, TBT Air Pk .................. $22,500 2001 Bourgault 5710, 64’ 9.8”Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, MRB,5350 Tank, CTM ........................................................................................................$105,500 2001 Bourgault 5710, 47’, 9.8”Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, MRB ........................ $82,900 2004 Bourgault 5710, 64’, 9.8”Sp, 3” Rbr Pkr, MRB, D/S Dry, 3/4” Cbd knf........................................................................................... $74,900 2003 Morris MXIII, 60’, 10”Sp,MRB, 3”Stl Pkr, 425bu Cart ............. $99,500 1999 Ezee-On 7500, 40’ 8” Sp, Stl Pkr, 3175 TBH Cart, 175bu..... $41,000 2011 New Holland P2070, 60’ 10” Sp, Precision Drill, 430bu TBT Tank ..................................................................................$215,000 2002 Bourgault 5710, 47’, 9.8”Sp,MRB,3.5” Stl Pkr,NH3, 5350 Cart ..............................................................................................$119,900 2011 New Holland P2070, 60’, 10”Sp, Precision Drill, 430Bu VR TBH Tank ...........................................................................$216,900 2002 Bourgault 5710, 54’,10”Sp,4” Rbr Pkr, MRB ............................. $86,900 2004 Bourgault 5710, 64’,9.8”Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, DS Dry Air Kit ....... $62,900 2011 New Holland P2070, 60’ 10”Sp, 430Bu TBT VR Tank .........$249,000 2010 Case IH 800, 60’ 10”Sp Precision, 4.8”Pkr, 3430 TBH Cart$199,900 1998 Bourgault 5710, 54’, 9”Sp, 3” Rbr Pkr, 4350 TBH Tank SS ................................................................................ $77,900 2009 New Holland P2060, 70’ 10”Sp,5.5” Rbr Pkr, DS, P1060 TBH VR Tank ...........................................................................$189,000 2003 Flexi-Coil 5000, 58’ 10”Sp, 4’ Rbr Pkr, SC430 TBH VR Tank ...........................................................................$117,000 2004 John Deere 1820, 60’, 10”Sp, 3” Rbr Pkr, 1910 TBH Tank ...................................................................................... $66,900 2004 Bourgault 5710, 54’, 9.8” Sp, 450lb Trip, 4” Rbr Pkrs ............ $77,000 2002 Ezee-On 7550, 40’, 10”Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, SS, 3215 TBH Cart .. $29,500 2002 Flexi-Coil 5000, 50’, 9”Sp, 5” Rbr Pkr, DS, 3450 TBH Cart.... $69,900 1997 Bourgault 3225, 225bu, TBH, 2 Tank, RTH, SS .......................... $8,900 1997 Flexi-Coil 1720, 170bu, TBH, SS................................................... $12,900 1997 Flexi-Coil 3450, 350bu TBH, Mech Rate, DS 6 Run .............. $30,000 1999 Flexi-Coil 3450, 350 Bu TBT VR, 30.5x32 Tires........................ $43,500 2005 Bourgault 6350, 350Bu, TBH, CRA, CTM, Aux Clutches, RTH ........................................................................................................... $63,000 1998 Bourgault 2130, 130 Bu TBH Tank, Single Shoot, Hyd Drive. $4,900 1997 Flexi-Coil 1615PLUS, 160bu, TBT, S/S........................................... $6,500

M12357B 1998 Bourgault 5710, 54’, 9.8” sp., 3.5” Stl pkr, MRB, SS Dry, NH3 $44,500 January Blow Out Cash Price


M13301C 1995 Flexi-Coil 5000, 57’, 9” sp., 3.5” Stl pkr, Atom Jet, D/S$36,900 January Blow Out Cash Price


M15851A 2003 Concord Drill, 32’, Rbr pkr, $26,800 2340 TBH Tank January Blow Out Cash Price


M15532B 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000, 39’, 9” sp., 3.5” Stl pkr, 2320 TBT Tank $47,900 January Blow Out Cash Price


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2008 BUICK ENCLAVE AWD CXL – SALE $26,995 3.6L V6 auto loaded heated buckets alumn whls DVD sunroof goldmist ebony leather 104,124 kms

2011 GMC YUKON 4X4 SLT – SALE $35,995 5.3L V8 auto loaded buckets pwr seats remote start rear air & heat sunroof alumn whls Autotrac silver ebony 42,956 kms

2008 CHEV EQUINOX FWD LS – SALE $11,995 3.4L V6 auto loaded remote start alumn wheels white tan cloth 151,161 kms 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE FWD CX – SALE $23,995 3.6L V6 auto loaded heated buckets alumn whls 8 pass cocoa tan leather 105,540 kms

2011 GMC YUKON XL 4X4 SLT - SALE $39,995 5.3L V8 loaded, heated bucket power seats, sunroof, DVD, Autotrac 4x4, alumn whls, 41,250 kms, white, grey leather

2008 PONTIAC TORRENT AWD LT– SALE $15,995 3.4L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seat alumn whls sunroof blue ebony cloth 93,923 kms

2012 GMC YUKON 4X4 SLT - SALE $42,995 5.3L V8, loaded, heated bucket power seats, sunroof, alumn whls, Autotrac 4x4, 39,824 kms, silver, ebony leather

2008 PONTIAC TORRENT AWD – SALE $13,996 3.4L V6 loaded power seat heated seats sunroof alumn wheels 101,852 kms maroon tan cloth

2012 CHEV SUBURBAN 4X4 LT – SALE $43,995 5.3L V8 loaded heated bucket power seats remote start DVD sunroof alumn wheels Autotrac 4x4 8 pass 43,525 kms white ebony leather

2010 TRAVERSE AWD LTZ – SALE $29,995 3.6L V6 loaded heated seats sunroof DVD remote start alumn wheels 60,440 kms white ebony/tan leather

2012 TRAVERSE AWD LT – SALE $30,995 3.6L V6 loaded heated buckets power seat alumn wheels 36,193 kms grey cloth


2012 TAHOE LT – SALE $42,995 5.3L V8 loaded heated buckets power seats remote start sunroof DVD alumn wheels Autotrac 34,525 kms silver ebony leather

2011 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD – SALE $35,995 3.6L V6 loaded, heated bucket power seats, sunroof, 8 pass, alumn whl, 598,11 kms, diamond white, tan leather

2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN STOW N GO – SALE $19,995 3.6L V6 auto loaded 7 pass front buckets silver black cloth 43,723 kms

2012 CHEV MALIBU LS – SALE $14,995 2.4L 4 cyL loaded buckets gold mist tan cloth 36,313 kms 2012 CHEV IMPALA LTZ – SALE $24,995 3.6L V6 loaded heated buckets power seats remote start sunroof alumn wheels 24,343 kms black ebony cloth

SUVs/VANS 2007 CHEV EQUINOX AWD LS – SALE $14,995 3.4L V6 auto loaded pwr seat alumn whls dark grey cloth 98,563 kms 2007 CHEV EQUINOX AWD LT – SALE $13,995 3.4L V6 auto loaded heated buckets sunroof alumn whls GFX pkg 132,855 kms 2008 CHEV UPLANDER LT EXT VAN – SALE $13,995 3.9L V6 auto loaded 7 pass remote start rear air & heat alumn whls DVD silver grey cloth 54,700 kms

2012 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 XLT – SALE $34,995 3.5L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seat alumn whls sync system silver ebony cloth 47,721 kms


2012 FORD EXPLORER 4X4 XLT – SALE $34,995 3.5L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seat alumn whls sync system maroon ebony cloth 45,332 kms 2012 FORD ESCAPE 4X4 LTD – SALE $29,995 3.0L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seats sunroof alumn whls sync system grey ebony leather 34,085 kms 2012 FORD ESCAPE 4X4 LTD – SALE $29,995 3.0L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seats sunroof alumn whls sync system black tan leather 33,315 kms 2012 FORD EDGE LTD – SALE $36,995 3.5L V6 auto loaded heated buckets pwr seats sunroof sync alumn whls maroon ebony leather 51,797 kms




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2012 CHEV 1 TON EXPRESS VAN – SALE $35,995 6.0L V8 auto loaded front buckets pwr seats rear air & heat 15 pass white grey cloth 22,337 kms


2002 GMC 3/4 TON EXT CAB 4X4SLT - SALE 17,995 Duramax, heated buckets, alumn whls, 192,187 kms, white with tan leather 2003 GMC 1/2 TON EXT CAB 4X4 LS - SALE $10,995 5.3L V8, loaded, split seat, alumn whls, 154,110 kms, blue, ebony cloth 2005 CHEV 1/2 TON CREW CAB 4X4 LS – SALE $14,995 5.3L V8 auto loaded split front bench pwr seat autotrac alumn whls 20” whls coloured key bumpers black ebony cloth 152,340 kms 2007 DODGE RAM 2500 MEGA CAB 2WD SLT S/BOX SALE $25,995 Cummins diesel 6 spd manual loaded 5th wheel topper silver grey cloth 120,471 kms 2.9L 4 cyl 5 spd loaded alumn whls black grey cloth 2008 GMC 3/4 TON CREW CAB 4X4 SLE – SALE $26,995 Duramax auto loaded alumn whls silver ebony cloth 237,689 kms 2009 GMC 1/2 TON CREW CAB 4X4 SLE SALE $24,995 5.3L V8, loaded, split bench power seat, alumn whls, Autotrac 4x4, 94,169 kms, v red, ebony cloth 2009 CHEV 1/2 TON EXT CAB 4X4 LT - SALE $21,995 5.3L V8, loaded, split seat, power seat, alumn whls, Autotrac 4x4, 87,779 kms, silver, ebony cloth 2009 CHEV 1/2 TON REG CAB 4X4 W/T – SALE $14,995 4.8L auto A/C/T CD red grey cloth 206,098 kms 2009 GMC 1/2 TON CREW CAB 4X4 SLE – SALE $17,995 5.3L V8 auto A/C/T CD pwr windows/locks split front bench pwr seat alumn whls autotrac white ebony cloth 166,472 km 2009 GMC 3/4 TON CREW CAB 4X4 SLE– SALE $36,995 Duramax loaded split bench power seat Autotrac alumnwhls steps 4 flaps 71,250 kms dk grey ebony, cloth

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BIG ISLAND LOWLINES Farmfair Int. Premier Breeder. Fullblood/percentage, Black/Red Carrier, females, bulls, red fullblood semen, embryos. 780-486-7553 Darrell, 780-434-8059 Paul, Edmonton AB. THE SENSIBLE BREED - for your commercial or purebred program. Profitable, fertility, economical hair coat, just a few of the great attributes Galloways can offer. 2 YEAR OLD Red and Black Angus Bull Contact the Alberta Galloway Association, Sale, Monday, March 11 at Heartland Live- President Steve Schweer, 403-227-3428, stock, Swift Current. 50 head of perfor- Red Deer, AB or mance bulls and heifer bulls. Bred and fed to sell as 2 yr. olds. or call 306-773-9872, 306-773-7964, 306-773-9109, Stewart Valley, SK. 12 PUREBRED PAPERED Red Angus bred heifers, bred for performance and calving ease, bull out July 1. Paul Dyck, 403-378-4881, Rosemary, AB. NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 21, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. Offering 40 Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls plus 50 Simm cross Angus heifers bred Red Angus. Rob Garner, Simpson, SK, 306-946-7946, DAVIDSON GELBVIEH/ LONESOME DOVE RANCH 24th Annual Bull Sale Sat., March 2, 2013, 1:00 PM. New Location at their Bull Yards, Ponteix, Saskatchewan. Complimentary lunch 11:00 AM. Pre-sale viewing and hospitality, Friday, March 1st. Selling 100+ PB yearling bulls, red or black. Performance and semen tested. Sale catalogs, info. view the catalogs and video at or Ve r n o n a n d E i l e e n 3 0 6 - 6 2 5 - 3 7 5 5 , 3 0 6 - 6 2 5 - 7 8 6 3 ; R o s s a n d Ta r a 306-625-3513, 306-625-7045, Ponteix, SK. 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. DOUBLE BAR D FARMS BEST OF BOTH Worlds Annual Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, February 16 at the farm, 1:00 PM, Grenfell, SK. Offering 150 head of Simmental and Red Angus bulls and females. Call Ken 306-697-7204, 306-697-2474 or Richard 306-697-7298, 3 0 6 - 6 9 7 - 3 0 3 8 . To v i ew c at a l o g u e : or website

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REGISTERED CHAROLAIS BULLS, 2 yr. olds and yearlings, polled and horned, some red, quiet, hand fed. 40 plus bulls available at the farm. Heifer calves for sale a l s o . C a l l W i l f, C o u ga r H i l l R a n c h , 306-728-2800, 306-730-8722, Melville, SK NORHEIM RANCHING has PB Charolais bulls for sale starting at $2200. Yearlings and 2 yr. olds, thick, strong topped, sure footed, calving ease bulls, semen tested, guaranteed. We will keep them until you need them. 306-227-4503, Saskatoon, SK.

BRED COWS AND yearling heifers, 1 and 2 y e a r o l d b u l l s , a n d fe e d e r s t e e r s . 403-845-5763, Rocky Mountain House, AB.

45 PB REG. GELBVIEH HEIFERS, bred to easy calving Gelbvieh bulls, start calving Feb. 12th. Phone: Winders Gelbvieh 780-672-9950, Camrose, AB. SASKATOON GELBVIEH BULL SALE, March 22, 2013, Ph. 306-865-2929

YEARLING AND 2 yr. old purebred Polled Hereford bulls for sale. Halter broke, full vaccination program, nice disposition. Will winter until May 1 at cost. View to view the bulls and our herdsires. Call Allan/Bonnie at 204-764-0364 or Kevin/Holly at 204-764-0331 for more info, Hamiota, MB. MISTY VALLEY FARMS 37th Annual Production Sale of Horned Herefords. Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at the ranch, 1:00 PM MST. On offer: 55 coming 2 yr. old bulls; 35 bred registered heifers; 65 bred commercial Hereford heifers. 9 open heifer calves. Bulls semen tested, pelvic measured. Heifers preg. tested. Misty Valley Farms, RR #1 Maidstone, SK., S0M 1M0. Harold Oddan 306-893-2783; Maurice Oddan 306-893-2737.

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

QUIET REG. PUREBRED red and black easy calving yearling bulls. Elderberry Farm Salers, 306-747-3302, Parkside, SK.

4th ANNUAL BATTLE RIVER Shorthorn Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM, VJV Auction Market, Ponoka, AB. Selling a top selection of 2 yr. old and yearling Shorthorn bulls and a select group of open yearling heifers. For info contact Ken Hehr 403-783-4350, Kirk Seaborn 403-729-2267 or Don Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. View catalogue at SHORTHORNS FOR ALL the right reasons. Check out why and who at 306-577-4664, Carlyle, SK.

DOUBLE BAR D FARMS BEST OF BOTH Worlds Annual Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, February 16 at the farm, 1:00 PM, Grenfell, SK. Offering 150 head of Simmental and Red Angus bulls and females. Call Ken 306-697-7204, 306-697-2474 or Richard 306-697-7298, 3 0 6 - 6 9 7 - 3 0 3 8 . To v i ew c at a l o g u e : or website REGISTERED RED and Black Simmental open heifers. Phone: Spruce Grove Cattle Co., 403-988-8676, Kinistino, SK.

TWO YEAR OLD and yearling Polled Hereford and Speckle Park bulls for sale. Calving ease with performance. Johner Stock Farm, Maidstone, SK. 306-893-2714 or 306-893-2667.

15 REG. TEXAS Longhorn cows and heifers, bred to a 72� 4 yr. old bull or a 60� 2 yr. old bull, $1000 to $2000. Cliff at 780-388-3324, Buck Lake, AB. ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Association 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more info. GOOD HORNED LONG Horned Corriente calves, roping size in Spring, $800 each. Call 306-221-0734 cell, Dundurn, SK.

BANNERLANE HORNED HEREFORDS 14th Annual Sale, Tues., Feb. 5, 2013, 2:00 PM CST (1 PM MST) at the farm, Livelong, SK., (heated sale barn). Lunch at Noon. 97 head on offer. 26 coming 2 year old bulls, semen tested; 5 bred registered heifers. 35 bred commercial heifers, (20 cross bred), preg. checked; 1 reg. heifer calf; 30 open BBF heifers. Central point free delivery. Ph for catalogue or call Rob Bannerman, 306-845-2764; Bill Bannerman, 306-845-2445.

150 BLACK AND RED Angus, good quality, young bred cows. Call 306-773-1049, Swift Current, SK. 20 RED AND RWF bred heifers, bred back to Angus, end of March calving. 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. 55 BRED HEIFERS, reds, blacks and Chars, $1300 each. Ph 204-937-4683, Roblin, MB. 85 BLACK ANGUS, Red Angus and Char., start calving February, $1100 to $1350 14TH ANNUAL MID-WEST Horned Here- each. 306-536-5104, Cupar, SK. ford Sale, Thursday, Feb 7, 2013. Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, Lloydminster, 80 RANCH RAISED BLACK HEIFERS, SK, at 1:00 PM MST. On offer: 45 two yr. one iron. Bred to PB Black Angus bulls. old bulls; 3 purebred heifers; 35 bred com- Bulls out May 25 - Aug. 1. Preg checked mercial heifers; 20 Black Baldy heifer and worked. 306-299-4500, Consul, SK. calves. For catalogues or more info contact: Lanni Bristow 780-943-2236; Todd 200 GOOD BLACK ANGUS BRED HEIFBygrove 306-825-3577, David Mitchell ERS - All one herd, home raised, preg. 3 0 6 - 8 9 3 - 2 8 3 8 o r M i k e N e w m a n checked and Ivomeced, $1400. Email for photos: Call Bernard 306-825-2701. at: 306-984-7272, Spiritwood, SK. 50 BLACK AND BWF bred heifers bred back to Angus, end of March calving. 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. Cows and quota needed. We buy all class- 60 COWS BRED to Angus, calving starts es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F March end. 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395, Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. 30 BRED HEIFERS, mostly Blacks, bred DAIRY COWS AND HEIFERS, some fresh Black, bulls exposed June 16, $1350 OBO. and some springing. Call 306-548-4711, 306-291-1341, 306-382-5851, Saskatoon. Sturgis, SK. HERD DISPERSAL 38 black heifers, 70 black cows, 70 red cows all bred Black AnM I L K Q U OTA A N D DA I RY H E R D S gus bulls. Start calving March 10th. Call NEEDED Fresh cows and heifers avail. To- John at 204-768-0671, Moosehorn, MB. tal Dairy Consulting. Tisdale, SK. Rod York GELBVIEH CROSS OPEN replacement heif306-873-7428, Larry Brack 306-220-5512. er calves, packages of 5, Red and Black baldies. Ross Davidson at 306-625-7045, Ponteix NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 80 RED ANGUS cross heifers, bred Black Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 21, Saskatoon Angus to start calving Apr. 15th. Virden, Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. Offering 30 MB. 204-748-7829 or 204-748-3889. red and black polled 2 yr. old Limousin RANCHER RAISED HEIFERS: Black Anbulls plus 50 bred commercial heifers. gus and brockles, bred Black June 10. C o n t a c t R o b G a r n e r, S i m p s o n , S K , They will be the Mammas, asking $1560 306-946-7946, each. Call Jerry Chanig 306-478-2658, GOOD SELECTION OF stout red and black Mankota, SK. polls w/good dispositions and calving GOOD QUALITY BRED HEIFERS. Red ease. Also bred heifers. Qually-T Limousin, Angus cross Hereford and Red Angus cross R o s e Va l l e y, S K . , 3 0 6 - 3 2 2 - 4 7 5 5 o r Simmental. Bred Red Angus. Ferguson 306-322-7554. Stock Farm Ltd 306-895-4825, Paynton SK

BULLS FOR SALE: 1 four yr. old, 2 two yr. WANTED: CULL COWS for slaughter. For olds, Gelbvieh, non-registered, easy calv- bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat Procesing. Call 306-531-5088, Regina, SK. sors, 306-363-2117, ext. 111, Drake, SK. G O O D B R E D S I M M E N TA L C R O S S COWS for sale. Willing to winter. Call 306-984-4606 evenings, Leoville, SK. TAN AND SILVER BRED HEIFERS, 61 hd. (tri load), bred to Johnson Angus calvCa ttlem en’s Corra l ing ease bulls, exposed Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, Crop Vis ions calving May 15, $1550. Call 306-634-7301, Lloyd m ins ter, S K/ AB 306-421-6346, Estevan, SK. 65 TOP CUT BUCKSKIN heifers, bred • 100+ T RAD E S HO W Booths Red Angus, DKF Right Time, 80 to 82 lb. • Agricu ltu ral S em in ars birth weight, bulls out June 05 to Aug. 10; • K eyn ote S p eakers: 100 Black, 11 Red, 10 Saler/Angus Anne Dunford , Greg Kos ta l heifers, bred to proven easy calving Black bulls, bulls out June 10 to Aug. 15; 100 • Bord erCity S eed S how Black, 30 Red young cows bred Black, • K ad e M ills Horsem an ship Clin ic bulls out June 20 to Sept 01. All cattle (1 or2 Da y Clin ic w ith Fee) vaccinated and wormed. $1525 OBO. Vaughn Warken 306-267-8110, Coronach. N EW *O pen M o n 14th 5- 8 pm O p en s a t11 a m Tu es & W ed 60 BRED HEIFERS, blacks and reds, bred $10.00 A d m is s ion back to Angus. Call 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395,306-220-0429,Langham,SK. Exhib itio n O ffice: (306) 82 5- 5571 w w w .llo yd m CATTLE FINANCING AVAILABLE for feeder cattle and bred heifers/cows. JAN UARY 14-16 , 2013 Competitive interest rates. Marjorie Blacklock, Stockmens Assistance Corp., 306-931-0088, Saskatoon, SK. 100 RED ANGUS SIMMENTAL cross bred cows, 4th calvers, bred Red Angus and Simmental; also 35 solid Red heifers bred Red Angus. $1600 OBO. Will feed until CANDIAC AUCTION MART Regular Horse Jan. 15. 306-883-8028, Spiritwood, SK. Sale, Sat., Feb. 2nd. Tack at 10:30, Horses 31 ANGUS/SIMMENTAL cross young cows at 1:30. Each horse, with the exception of for sale, $40,000 takes all. 306-742-4771, colts must have a completed EID. Go to the website to cell 306-621-4643, Calder, SK. get the form. For more info contact 60 BRED HEIFERS, Red and Black Angus 306-424-2967. cross, 1 owner, selected out of 400 cow herd. Due April 1. Phone 306-792-4744, Springside, SK. 175 SIMMENTAL RED ANGUS CROSS EUROPEAN IMPORT HOLSTEINER sired or Simmental heifers, excellent quality. Hunter/Jumper, broodmare prospects. Bred Red or Black Angus, all one iron cat- Call Dr. Marshall Patterson 306-475-2232, tle. 3J Simmental Farms, 306-325-4622, Moose Jaw, SK. or cell 306-327-8005, Lintlaw, SK. 75 YOUNG RED, black, tan cows, bred Ang u s o r L i m o u s i n , Ap r i l 1 s t c a l v i n g . SELLING: GRAYS and blacks, registered 306-536-6288, 306-536-5147, Bethune, SK and grades; Also 2 Black stallions, aged. COMPLETE HERD DISPERSAL: 225 Char 306-387-6572, Marshall, SK. cross Simmental cows, 25 red and blacks, 2 BLACK FILLES, 8 months old plus some exposed to Char bulls June 25th, 2012. young black mares. Call 306-329-4695, Young herd, discount price on large lots. Grandora, SK. 204-732-2481, Toutes Aides, MB 65 BRED HEIFERS Black and Red, bred Black and Red Angus, start calving March, $1550/ea. Will feed till Jan. 30. Phone: WWW.ELLIOTTCUTTINGHORSES.COM 306-621-8951, Willowbrook, SK. 35 plus years of training, showing, sales, 80 TOP QUALITY home raised ANGUS and clinics, lessons. Clifford and Sandra Elliott, HEREFORD bred heifers. Ultrasounded in Paynton, SK. Phone 306-895-2107. calf to Black Angus calving ease bulls for COLT STARTING, BOOK now for 2013. March 10th calving start. Ivomec and vac- 306-869-2947, or cinated. $1500. Winston, Meggan or Aaron Radville, SK. Hougham, 306-344-4913 or 306-821-2751 cell, Frenchman Butte, SK.

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SHEEP AND GOAT Sale, Saturday, February 9, at 1:00 PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw. Accepting all classes of sheep & goats. Sheep ID tags and pre-booki n g m a n d a t o r y. Call 306-693-4715 PL#914447

HERD DISPERSAL, top quality, 40 fullblood Dorper ewes, ages 1-4 yrs., closed herd, w/wo reg. papers. 306-424-2276, Montmartre, SK.

65-70 RAMBOUILET/POLYPAY cross ewes, mostly young stock, rams out Dec. 29, $200. 306-246-4468, Richard, SK. 60 DOREST/ SUFFOLK cross ewes, 2-5 years old; Also 20 Dorset/ Suffolk ewe lambs. Craig 204-435-0475, Miami, MB. 100 COMMERCIAL EWES, 2 to 4 years, Suffolk cross ewes, flushed and exposed Nov. 1/12, $200 ea; 50 lambs and Suffolk rams, $400 each. All sheep vaccinated and dewormed. 306-620-8829, Rhein, SK. or email HERD DISPERSAL: approximately 48 Dorper cross ewes, coming 2 yrs. old, dewormed, bred Clun Forest and Rideau, exposed Oct. 27 to Dec. 05, 2012, $200 each, OBO. 306-696-3183, Grenfell, SK.

SHEEP DEVELOPMENT BOARD offers extension, marketing services and a full line of sheep and goat supplies. 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK.

BUYING WILD BOAR pigs/swine for 20 years, all sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Highest $$$.

CANADIAN FARRIER SCHOOL: Gary Johnston, Email WANTED: ALL BERKSHIRE pigs/swine, all 403-359-4424, 403-637-2189, Calgary, AB. sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Paying highest CAIN QUAM HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, $$$. 1-8 00-440-26 9 4. February 2 and 3rd, $300 + GST. Cowboy shooting: an introduction, Jan. w w w .rka n im a lsu m mounted 26th, $150 + GST. Heated indoor arena. HERD DISPERSAL: 8 Char cross heifers K e n d a l , S K . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 4 2 4 - 2 0 3 4 bred Red Angus, 30 Char cross cows and 20 red cows, bred Char or Red Angus. WANTED: ENERGETIC WORKING partner Bulls out May 24, ultrasound, Ivomeced. to work with existing White-tail deer Sell groups of 5 gate run, will separate breeds, $1475. Will feed until Jan 15. SELLING: BOBSLEIGHS, 2-1/2� runners, ranch. Must be self-motivated and pas306-755-4229, Tramping Lake, SK. steel shoeing, 8’ bunks, like new condition, sionate about working with White-tail deer. Excellent deer facility and handling 111 BRED YEARLING Angus heifers, 1100 always shedded, $2500 firm. Mel Heintz shoots already in place. Open to ideas on lbs, bull out June 6th, top end heifers. Call 780-922-3449, Sherwood Park, AB. growth and future developments. If you 306-476-2252, Rockglen, SK. THE LIVERY STABLE, for harness sales and a r e i n t e r e s t e d p l e a s e c o n t a c t J i m , repairs. 306-283-4580, 306-262-4580, 306-332-3955, Fort 38 BRED ANGUS heifers, exposed July 19 Qu’Appelle, SK. for 55 days, bred to Son of Bowerman’s Langham, SK. Legacy and Traveller. Have had all shots. Phone Ron 306-948-2736, Biggar, SK. 92 MIXED BRED cows 2- 9 yrs., all shots and preg. tested, Your pick for $1150. 306-621-9751, 306-782-6022, Yorkton SK. 120 BLACK BRED HEIFERS plus a few reds and BBF, light BW, black bulls in June 30 for 60 days. Bovashield Gold pre-breeding ultrasound preg. tested. Call Scott 403-854-0230, 403-854-3374, Hanna, AB. TA N H E I F E R S : a s k i n g $ 1 6 0 0 e a c h . 28 exposed to polled Hereford bull April 8; 24 exposed to polled Hereford bull June 4. A l l I vo m e c e d a n d p r e g c h e c ke d . 306-831-8394, Rosetown, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 90 Simmental and Simmental Red Angus cross, bred Simmental; 12 Simmental and Simmental Red Angus cross, bred Red Angus. Start calving Feb. 10; 35 Simmental and Simmental Red Angus cross open heifers. 306-762-4723, Odessa, SK. TOP QUALITY RED Angus/Simmental cross heifers bred Red Angus; Black Angus/Black Simmental cross heifers bred Black Angus; Tan Charolais cross heifers bred Red Angus; Black Angus/Black Simmental cross 3 year olds bred Black Angus. Oberle Farms Ltd., Kelly 306-297-9366 or Ralph 306-297-7979, Shaunavon, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 150 Black and Red Angus bred heifers; 370 Black and Red Angus/Simmental cows, due to calve April 15, $1500 each. Can winter until April 1st. 306-873-5288, Tisdale, SK.


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HORSE COLLARS, all sizes, steel and aluminum horseshoes. We ship anywhere. Keddie’s, 1-800-390-6924 or GEORGE’S HARNESS & SADDLERY, makers of leather and nylon harness. Custom saddles, tack, collars, neck yoke, double trees. Call 780-663-3611, Ryley, AB.

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TRADE AND EXPORT Canada now buying organic feed grains: peas, oats, barley and flax. Quick pay. 1-877-339-1959.

Ha ve a grea ts u p p ly o fF a rm Aid 550 w a go n s to cho o s e fro m .

BEST COOKING PULSES accepting samples of org. green/yellow peas for 2012/2013 crop year. Matt 306-586-7111, Rowatt, SK

ALBERTA ELK RANCHERS Production Sale, Feb. 15, 2013, Leduc, AB. Details at Gateway Auction Services Ltd., 1-866-304-4664, Gordon 403-363-1729, Mark 403-357-9833, email: “Thinking about a production sale/dispersal? Give us a call”.


NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for over 15 years, is looking for Elk. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB.


ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages of elk. Ph Frank 780-846-2980, Kitscoty, AB or email

2000 CATTELAC 410 bu. feed mixer with tandem wheels, electronic scale, conveyor discharge. Fed 200 head in winter. Not used and shedded since 2008, $15,000. 780-384-2109, Sedgewick, AB. 2003 BALE KING 3100 RH delivery, exc. cond., ready to go, used only 3 yrs., asking $9000. 306-547-2923, Preeceville, SK. DRILL STEMS 2” and 3” for sale. Contact Jack 204-841-4045, Neepawa, MB.

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LOOKING FOR feed wheat, rye, barley, oats and screenings. Call Pristine Prairie Organics, 204-522-0842, Pipestone, MB.

M&M ORGANIC MARKETING is buying milling oats and the following feed grains: 1-8 00-8 03 -8 3 46 wheat, flax, oats, peas, soy beans, lentils, HD BALE FEEDERS: 1- or 2-bale bale feed- barley. 204-379-2451, St. Claude, MB. ers. Contact Dallas 780-206-6084, Westlock, AB. INTERLAKE FORAGE SEEDS Ltd. is now booking organic forage seed acres for the 2000 VSF BRANDT bale processor, hyd. 2013 spring season. Competitive prices, chute, 540 PTO, $4000. 306-638-3155, farm pickup available. 1-800-990-1390, 306-567-0162, Chamberlain, SK. Fisher Branch, MB. YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For your livestock feeding, cutting, chopping and WANTED: BUYING ORGANIC screenings, delivered. Loreburn, SK. Prompt payment. handling headquarters. 1-800-803-8346. 306-644-4888 or 1-888-531-4888 ext. 2 HAY SAVER ROUND bale feeder, $459; 3’x5’ lambing pen panels, $59; 4’x7’ sheep panels, $69; 4’x21’ freestanding sheep corral panels, $169. Ask about quantity discounts. Call Jack Taylor 1-866-500-2276, Melfort, SK. GREG’S WELDING: 30’ freestanding heavy duty fence panels and windbreaks; Also calf shelters and custom gates, etc. Delivery avail. 306-768-8555, Carrot River, SK

PROVEN ONE-MAN CORRAL plans & ideas, PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. with 30 ways to cut corral costs, 120 dia- We manufacture an extensive line of cattle grams. Free look! handling and feeding equipment including SILVER STREAM SHELTERS Super Fall squeeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowdFabric Building Sale. 30x72 single black ing tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, steel, $4700; 30x70 double truss P/R, gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison $6995; 38x100 double truss P/R, $11,900; equipment, Texas gates, steel water 42x100 double truss P/R, $14,250; 12-1/2 troughs and rodeo equipment. Distributors oz. tarp, 15 yr. warranty. Trucks running for Cancrete concrete waterers, El-Toro w e s t w e e k l y, d e l i v e r y a v a i l a b l e . electric branders and twine cutters. Our squeeze chutes and headgates are now 1-877-547-4738 available with a neck extender. Phone WANTED: HI-HOG OR STAMPEDE cattle 306-796-4508, email: squeeze. Call 306-662-2906 after 6:00 PM, website: Maple Creek, SK. FREESTANDING 21’, 24’, 30’ corral panels, 30’ FREESTANDING 3-BAR windbreak large variety of styles and weights for catframes, 5-bar, 4-bar panels w/wo double tle, horse, bison, sheep, goats, mini horshinge gates and more. On farm welding. es. Plus lots of 10’ panels. Call for pricing and volume discounts on some sizes; 30’ 306-485-8559, 306-483-2199, Oxbow, SK. Windbreak frames $399. Less boards. Give FARM AID MIXER 430 wagon, new liner, us a call days or evenings 1-866-500-2276 discharge chain and PTO. $6000 OBO. Jack Taylor, Contact Justin 306-587-7755, Abbey, SK. GRAIN TROUGHS, 30’ c/w skids, made of 2005 REM 3600 bale processor, grain tank, conveyor belting and pipe, $700/each. RH discharge, round or large sq. bales, 306-538-4685, Kennedy, SK. shedded, very little use, $10,500. Phone JD 550 TA manure spreader, $5500; NH 306-736-9116, Kipling, SK. 795 manure spreader, $7250. Both field ready. Call 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. NEW 54” BELTING, 1/4” thick, 29’ or 300’ rolls, $4.50 to $5.50 per ft. 306-621-9751, 306-782-6022, Yorkton SK. NEW AND USED roller mills, PTO or electric. Call Stan at 306-682-4347 or cell, 306-231-3439, Humboldt, SK.

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1-800-582-4037 ARROW FARMQUIP LIVESTOCK handling solutions. Solar West. Port. windbreaks. Custom built panels and gates. Phone JBS 24’ WIDEBODY manure spreader 1-866-354-7655, Mossbank, SK. c/w vertical beaters, rear axle steering, HAYBUSTER 2620, hyd. side door, grain 700/40R22.5 rubber, silage endgate and tank w/auger, exc. cond., $6500 OBO. ext. avail., $82,500. Serious enquiries only. 403-933-5448, 403-608-1116, Calgary, AB. 780-777-7765, 780-985-2091, Calmar, AB. H E AV Y D U T Y 2 4 ’ PA N E L S , W I N D - REM 3600R BALE processor, RH discharge, BREAKS, bale feeders, calf shelters and new knives and hammers, good cond., more for sale. Inquire: 403-704-3828, or $6000 OBO. 306-788-4923, Marquis, SK. email Rimbey, AB. CUSTOM BUILT 30’ five bar panels, windFREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak breaks, feed bunks, bale feeders and wire panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ rollers. 306-984-7861, Mistatim, SK. and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; FROSTFREE NOSEPUMPS: Energy free Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed- solution to livestock watering. No power ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will required to heat or pump. Prevents backcustom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. wash. Grants available. 1-866-843-6744. FREESTANDING WINDBREAK PANELS, up to 30’, made from 2-3/8” oilfield pipe. Square bale feeders, any size. Can build other things. Elkhorn, MB. 204-851-6423, 204-845-2188, 204-851-6714. 3- 30x60’ SPECIAL OCCASION tents, white canvas, some with cathedral windows, $25,000 for all. 306-736-2445, Kipling, SK.

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CANADA ORGANIC CERTIFIED by OCIA Canada. The ultimate in organic integrity for producers, processors and brokers. Call Ruth Baumann, 306-682-3126, Humboldt, SK,, PRO-CERT ORGANIC CERTIFICATION. Canadian family owned. No Royalties! Ph. 306-382-1299 or visit w w w .reim erw eld ing m fg .com ECOCERT CANADA organic certification HAYBUSTER H1100 TUB grinder, excellent for producers, processors and brokers. Call s h a p e . P h o n e 2 0 4 - 5 3 4 - 7 9 1 1 o r, the western office 306-873-2207, Tisdale, 204-534-7927, Boissevain, MB. SK, email:

CKC REG. BLACK Labrador Retriever pups, 5 males, 3 females, ready, includes first shots, microchip and papers. From exc. working Retriever bloodlines. Make good pets. $600 ea. 306-270-1782, Osler, SK.

Builders of Quality Handcrafted Log and Timber Frame Homes.

RM HAZEL DELL #335. SW-02-35-08-W2, 75 acres grass, rest bush and sloughs, adjoining wildlife lands. Asking $45,000. 306-542-2848, 306-542-7106 Kamsack SK

1900 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, main floor laundry, new windows, laminate flooring, gas fireplace, 3 car atBLOODHOUND PUPS, black and tan and tached garage, landscaped yard, $95,000. browns, ready to go, first shots, vet 306-357-2003, 306-831-7026, Wiseton SK checked, $700. 780-724-2782 Elk Point AB

MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ ENGLISH BORDER COLLIE puppies from homes. Now available: Lake homes. working parents, tri-color, ready now, Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince Albert, SK. SINGLE WOMAN 60s, looking for NS, ND, $150. 204-967-2627, Riding Mountain, MB single or divorced gentleman, who likes Country and Western music, who plays GOOD WORKING BLUE HEELER PUPS, guitar and sings and likes travel. I live in ready to go w/first shots and dewormed, 1996 MOBILE HOME on it’s own lot, Swift Current, SK. and will not relocate. Feb. 14th. They will have good work ethics $82,000 or without lot, $55,000. Kyle, SK. Please send photo, I will answer all letters and attitudes. Deposit holds pups and de- May consider 5th wheel camper as partial with photos. Looking for someone close livery can be arranged. True Blue Heelers trade or newer car, must be clear. 20% of value. Ph. 306-375-2229. and near my area. Box 5560, c/o The 306-492-2447, 306-290-3339, Clavet, SK. Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 BORDER COLLIE PUPS. Reg. working lines WHY NOT START the new year out right? born Dec. 5, 2012, black and white. Country girl, 50, seeking a man for friend- 204-664-2027, ship, possibly more. Loving woman who Poplarfield, MB can woe you with her delightful person- WHITE PERENEES PUPPIES ready to go. ality and charming wit. Has an est. career Predator Control grant available. Call and loves rural life. Looking for the just 306-968-2423, 306-460-7601 Marengo SK the right guy to share in life’s joys. Maybe you are just the guy I am looking for. BORDER COLLIE/KELPIE pups, 4 mos. old, Please include picture. Box 5556, c/o $400, from good working parents, already Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 showing instincts as they play. Mother is a registered, purebred, father is a Border SWM, CHRISTIAN, NS, ND, 5’9”, 170 lbs., Collie/Kelpie. 780-682-2199, Winfield, AB. sincere and honest, with sense of humor, widower 7 yrs, grain farmer central MB. REG. BORDER COLLIE pups, 8 wks. old, NEWLY CONSTRUCTED RTM, 1080 sq. ft, 2 Love dining, travelling, movies. Looking second shots, dewormed, working parents, bdrm, 2 baths, laundry on main level, for serious relationship with single female, $300. Lee Suteau 306-237-4754, Sonning- framing stage complete w/vinyl siding and NS, social drinker ok, sense of humor, dale, SK. metal roofing. Now ready for drywall. Buy 50-60ish. Close to retirement or retired. now and you finish, or deposit and we finValues health and wellness. Possibly learn KUVASZ/PYRENEES PUPPIES, Aug/12, 2 ish. Call 306-741-2730, Webb, SK. to dance together. Please send photo and males, 1 female, farm raised; 1 female phone number. Box 5559, c/o The West- Jan/12. Medicine Hat, AB. 403-502-9470. ern Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 READY TO GO- four red and white Border READY TO MOVE show home. Many options like front roof overhang for deck, deSWM, 64, SE SK. Honest and secure farm- Collie pups, from working parents, $450. luxe cabinets, stone front, etc. 1594 sq. ft. er, likes country music, looking for an at- 306-587-7169, Success, SK. for $168,000. Swanson Builders (Saskatractive, honest SWF who likes country toon, SK. area) at 306-493-3089 or email life, for a long lasting relationship. Reply for details with photo to: Box 5562, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C4.

LARGE RANCH FOR SALE in Northeast BC. Approx. 8756 acres in one block. 3000 acres under cultivation. More info. and photos at Call Rick 250-262-1954, Fort St. John, BC.

RANCH FOR SALE by owner: 1/2 section w/hayland, pastures, with att. 1/2 section range tenure, 5 bdrm. modern home, barn, corrals, shop. Ideal for cattle operation. A d j o i n i n g 1 / 2 s e c t i o n m ay a l s o b e available to purchase. 25 miles west of Dawson Creek, BC., call 250-843-7218.

HALF SECTION NORTH of Debolt. House, shop, power and well. 640 acre grazing lease. Ph 780-228-0351, 780-512-8540. HAVE BUYERS FOR large farm properties, very confidential. Call if you are thinking of selling, I specialize in agricultural properties. Phone Don Jarrett, Realty Executives Leading, 780-991-1180, Spruce Grove, AB. PEACE RIVER COUNTRY farms for sale. Evelyn Petkus, Royal LePage Casey Realty, 780-836-3086, 780-836-6478, Manning AB


SWF LOOKING for honest sincere gentleman 65-75, seriously looking. Small town or rural area please. Willing to relocate if 5 ACRE HOBBY, Nursery and Landscape suitable. Reply to: Box 5558, c/o Western business. 2 miles North of Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC. Buy inventory and Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4 equipment with lease, $249,000 or buy everything $749,000. Beautiful view property, near by 4 golf courses, skiing, hunting and big salmon. Mild winters. Build your retirement home. 250-218-0142. SINGLE? MEET THE MATCHMAKER www.ospreystoneandbamboo/forsale2012 The only way it works! In-person interviews Jan. 24th-25th in Regina and Saska- 2004 4 BEDROOM, 3 bath home in West toon. Membership $700 plus taxes. 18 Kelowna, 1400 sq. ft. main floor, 1400 sq. years experience. Have matched thou- ft. lower walk-out level, appliances incl., sands of people! Camelot Introductions, hardwood and tile throughout, attached or call double garage, large driveway and RV 204-888-1529 to book your appoint- parking. Close to schools, 10 minutes to ment with an award winning Matchmaker! skiing. Great views! Call 250-768-9873.



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$ SOUTH OKANAGAN RETIREMENT homes in new development near Penticton/ Oliver, BC. Starting at $164,900 for 1107 sq. ft. home. Re/Max Wine Capital Realty, Matt or Karen Lewis, Oliver, BC, toll free 1-855-289-4587. For free floor plans email:

ELECTRONIC ROLAND V Accordions in stock. Roland Dealer, call: 306-782-4288, Yorkton, SK. PLEASE SEND MORE information on earth, wind and fire. Thank you!!

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: Well established fishing and hunting resort located in the beautiful NW area of Sask. surrounded by a number of lakes and rivers. This turnkey operation with cabins, boats/ motors and camping sites is located on the west shore of Canoe Lake. MLS# 437858. Call Wally Lorenz, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK., 306-446-8800, 306-843-7898. BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY, 3305 sq. ft. home on upscale golf course in Gilbert, AZ. Granite counters, hardwood and marble flooring. Swimming pool, well landscaped yard. 4 bdrm plus office, 3 baths, $325,000 includes household, full of furniture w/full p r i c e o f fe r. F o r s a l e b y o w n e r a t 480-540-6655 or

BLOODHOUND PUPPIES, red or black/red, first shots; German Shephard puppies, first shots. Call 306-248-3328, St. Walburg, SK

MOCCASINS/MUKLUKS, many colours and styles. AJ Shoe Renue, Confederation Mall 306- 683-0835, Saskatoon, SK.



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BRANDT 2007 BALE COMMANDER VSF-X, bale shredder, well equipped, next to new. 306-369-2708, Bruno, SK. USED 60’ SERIES 3 mole hill destroyer; 50’ Series 4 jumbo mole hill destroyer, demo unit. New units in stock. Call Stewart at 306-542-4498, 306-542-7325 Kamsack, SK


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FOR SALE BY TENDER: RM of Miry Creek: NE-31-19-21-W3rd, 160 acres, includes 4 steel bins, 45 980 assess; SE-06-20-21-W3rd, 160 acres, 45 980 assess; RM of Clinworth: N1/2-36-19-22-W3rd, 320 acres, 41 580 assess. Conditions of Offers: All offers to be submitted in writing to Allan Meier and Loretta Quendack on or before Friday, February 15, 2013 to 18 Shannon Drive SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C9. Deposit cheque for 3% of the offered amount must accompany the offer. Cheque to be made payable to Elizabeth Tumback (cheques will be returned to unsuccessful bidders). Offers acceptable on any or all parcels. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Persons submitting offers must rely on their own research, inspection of the land, and improvements as to condition and number of acres. Mineral rights not included. For more information, please contact Allan Meier at 403-526-2457. ALBERTA LAND FOR SALE: BROOKS: 9000 acre ranch, licence to irrigate 1250 acres out of the Red Deer River, all in one block, 5.5 miles of year round running creek, 5.5 miles of river frontage, ranch owns 2 natural gas wells that provide energy for irrigating and heating homes/ buildings. (#1973, Chris). PICTURE BUTTE: Up for bids on or before Jan. 16, 2013, 1:00 PM: 3 quarters of prime pivot irrigated land, can bid on one or more quarters. (#1972, Frans). PICTURE BUTTE: Up for bids on or before Jan. 21, 2013, 1:00 PM: Irrigated quarter, 152.5 acres LNID water rights, surface lease revenue $2400/yr, modern 460x58’ open livestock barn. (#1643, Frans). VAUXHALL: Ideal row crop farm, 480 acres (400 acres under pivots), home, shop, equipment building, storage shed, hay storage, etc. (#1939, Ben). FORT MACLEOD: Very nice ranch, Hwy. 3 exposure, approx. 452 acres deeded, 320 acres grazing lease, 1400 sq. ft. home, corrals, etc. (#1936, Ben). ROLLING HILLS: Very nice half section irrigation, 260 acres EID water rights, all farmland, surface revenue approx. $40,000/yr. Additional quarter section with building available. (#1932, Ben). PICTURE BUTTE: Well maintained 8000 head feedlot with 475 acres prime irrigation land. (#1900, Frans). TABER: Nice modern broiler farm, 278 acres, 2011 Valley corner pivot, home, quonset, office building, equipment shed, 4 barns, no quota included. State of the art operation. (#1879, Chris/Blaine). BROOKS: 263 acres, 2 parcels. Parcel 1: 80 acres, water rights, 40 acres seed with alfalfa for seed production with 1 year left on contract. Parcel 2: 152.3 acres, wheel lines, 3 grain bins, surface revenue. (#1965, Ben). Farm & Ranch by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service or call 1-866-345-3414.

13 QUARTERS OF productive grainland for cash rent, 6 miles NW of Southey, SK. 60 kms north of Regina. or call Robin Liu, 306-690-6786.

4 QUARTERS PRODUCTIVE grainland for cash rent, 2 miles SE of Ituna, SK. on HWY 15. Call Robin at 306-690-6786 or, email to:

27.5 QUARTERS PRODUCTIVE grainland for cash rent, RM #70, close to Kayville, SK. Call Robin at 306-690-6786 or, email to:

18 QUARTERS PRODUCTIVE grainland for cash rent, 30 miles NE of Kamsack, SK. Call Robin at 306-690-6786 or, email to: LAND FOR SALE by Tender: RM of Star City NE- and NW-30-45-18-W2, approx. 310 cultivated acres and includes 2- 4000 bu. hopper bins. Highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Submit bid to Eisner Mahon Law Office, Box 2680, Melfort by 4:30 PM, Jan. 18, 2013 with 5% deposit. Deposits will be returned to all unsuccessful bidders. RM OF GOOD LAKE, half section w/yard, adjacent to Canora, SK. Total assessment at 144,100. 306-651-1041.


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Plea s e ca ll M a rcel a t403-350-6 8 6 8 M a rcel L eBla n c Rea l Es ta te In c. WANTED: GRAIN LAND TO RENT, 25 mile radius of Rouleau, SK. Call 306-776-2600 or NORTHEAST HANLEY, S-1/2-34-31-3-W3. Approx. 219 cult. acres, plus 60 acres seeded grass, $300,000. Ph 306-544-2707.


ORGANIC FARMLAND near Kenaston, SK RM #282. SE-4-30-2-3; SE-10-30-2-3; SW-10-30-2-3. Approx. 430 cultivated acres. Written offers by January 22, 2013. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Offers to: Box 31045, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5S8. Ph 306-242-1896. Also available 37.5 acre parcel including house, buildings and pasture. 10,703 ACRE RANCH, with 2 yardsites. Includes Alberta lease land. Edge Realty Ltd, Brad Edgerton, 306-463-7357, Kindersley, SK. SASKATCHEWAN RANCH: 6720 acres ranch, full set of buildings, very scenic. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd, Swift Current, SK. 306-773-7379. RM 96: 1760 acre grain farm w/buildings. C a l l J o h n C av e , E d g e R e a l t y L t d . 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. RM 259: APPROX. 292 acres of high quality grainland. 7 OIL WELLS SELLING BY TENDER. Call John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. RM 46/76: 5600 acre ranch with yard site. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd, 306-773-7379 Swift Current, SK. 8 QUARTERS LAND for cash rent in RM of Grandview #349, all connected. Section 3 5 - 3 4 - 1 8 - W 3 5 0 0 a c r e s c u l t i vat e d . N-1/2-26-34-18-W3 310 acres cultivated. W-1/2-36-34-18-W3 270 acres cultivated. Written offers to February 22, 2013. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Mail to: PO Box 785, Biggar, SK. S0K 0M0. RM OF PIAPOT: 1120 acre ranch with buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. MAPLE CREEK RANCH: 6720 acres in a block. Full set buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK.

PIECE OF PARADISE: Approx. 1600 acres of amazing pasture land. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK.

7 QUARTERS OF land for cash lease in Burstall, SK. area, all in one block, av a i l a b l e s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 . I n q u i r e a t 403-527-2767 email SOUTH SASK. RANCH: 5920 acre ranch 11-1/2 QUARTERS of cultivated land, west with yard site. John Cave, Edge Realty of Yorkton, close to #16 Hwy, in good rain Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. f a l l a r e a . S e r i o u s i n q u i r i e s o n l y. 306-792-4544, Springside, SK. WANTED: LAND TO rent and/or buy in the surrounding areas of Marquis and Chamberlain, SK., phone 306-631-8454. MAPLE CREEK, SK: 160 acres of native pasture. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK.,


We sold our farm to Freshwater Land Holding Co. Ltd. this spring and we were satisfied with the deal we were offered. They were very professional to deal with and upfront with the details of the land deal. We would recommend them to anyone wanting to sell their land. Ken & Penny Stevens

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WANTED: LAND TO RENT in Viscount, Colonsay, Meacham, SK. area. Phone Kim at 306-255-7601. Em a il: s a s kfa rm s @ s h a w .ca 3200 ACRE GRAIN FARM: Full set of buildw w w .Ca Fa rm la n ings, surface lease revenue. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., Swift Current, SK. YORKTON, SK. FARMLAND, 3 quarters, 306-773-7379. a mix of pasture and cultivated acres. Lots FOR RENT: 90 ACRES of grassland near of corral space. 2 bedroom bungalow. Call Lorie, 250-585-6770, or 250-619-7089. Norquay, SK. Contact Jim 780-658-2478.

RM SNIPE LAKE 3 q trs . . . . . . . . $714,000 LUSELAND, SK. 7,945 Acres . S ee w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .c o m fo r d eta ils . RM KINDERSLEY 2 q trs . . . . . . . $13 7,000 RM W INSLOW 20 a cres w /ho m e & b ld gs . . . . $3 15,000 12,000 SQ FT co m m ercia l b u ild in g o n 1.57 a cres o n # 7 Highw a y (fo rm erly Ca n a d ia n T ire) . . . . . . . $6 9 9 ,000 C a ll Jim o r S h e rry to d a y

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w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .co m FOR RENT: RM #253, 2 quarters grainland. State rental terms. Reply by January 31, 2013. SALE BY TENDER in the RM of Milton #292, SE-34-30-28-W3,NW-26-30-28-W3. One oil lease. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail tenders to: A. D. Wildman, Box 138, Flaxcombe, SK. S0L 1E0. Inquiries to Darin Wildman, 306-463-3815. Closing Date Jan. 22, 2013. LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER. RM of Frenchman Butte, NW Sask, SW-24-52-24-W3rd. 160 acres of which SAMA profile states 133 are cultivated. Tenders close Jan. 31, 2013. Tenant ROFR. Info pkg. at or call Ve r n M c C l e l l a n d , A s s o c i at e B r o ke r, Re/Max of Lloydminster 306-821-0611. GOOD FARMLAND: 18 quarters, yard adjac e n t t o p a v e d h i g h w a y. P h o n e 306-388-2694, Bienfait, SK. I NEED FARMS: Thinking of selling your farm? I have several buyers looking for both grain and livestock operations. Please call me to discuss. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK., RM CHESTERFIELD OR NEWCOMBE Young farmers wanting land to: rent or buy to expand grain operation. Call Ryan at 403-391-1728, Mantario, SK. FARM/RANCH/RECREATION, buying or selling. Call Tom Neufeld 306-260-7838, Coldwell Banker ResCom Realty.


2 year old high end property on 106 acres only 8 miles from the WORLD FAMOUS PONOKA STAMPEDE GROUNDS. • Upscale 3 bedroom home, 2 bath, A/C, central vac, paved driveway and more. • Situated in a mature treed setting. 1600 sq. ft. shop completely finished with 220 wiring and 1⁄2 bath. 16 stall stable designed for broodmare operation, also ideal boarding facility and barrel racing, fully insulated with in floor heating; 3⁄4 bath, office, tack room, wash bay and more. • 106 acres on 2 titles consisting of home site, 6 paddocks c/w auto waterers, 2 hay fields, all professionally fenced in 2010. For more info go to: |


LAND FOR SALE: SW 1/4 of 33-27-08-W2nd, extension 0 and SE 1/4 of 32-27-08-W2nd extension 0 located 3 miles South and 7 miles West of Theodore, Saskatchewan. SW 1/4 of 33-27-08-W2nd extension 0 is bareland, 155 cultivated acres, 5 acres bush and raveen. SW 1/4 of 32-27-08-W2nd extension 0 includes yardsite with trees and electricity, access to yardsite, approximately 120 acres cultivated, presently pasture, approximately 35 acres creek, approximately 5 acres yardsite/access. R.M. of Garry No. 245, possession available immediately. Owners reserve the right to accept any offer they see fit, whether or not it is the highest. Written offers only to be sent to P.O. Box 311, Theodore, SK, S0A 4C0. SASKATCHEWAN LAND FOR SALE: WILLOW BUNCH: 800 acres, approx. 600 acres of native grass, approx. 200 acres of land seeded to alfalfa/crested wheat. (#1958, Elmer). LEMBERG: approx. 360 acres, approx. 233 acres seeded to Timothy hay, approx. 117 acres seeded to oats. (#1954, Elmer). HANLEY: Exceptionally well managed rotational grazing operation with 19 quarters in one block. Runs 300 cows, self contained, beautiful yard, on city water, 75 kms south of Saskatoon, quonset, barn, cattle shed, etc. (#1944, Gordon). FILLMORE: Selling company shares with 8 quarters of land, 2 Behlin bins, 5000 bu. condo #10 (contract to be transferred to new owner), good land. (#1903, Elmer). NIPAWIN: 480 acres, character home, private location, 20 mins. to Saskatchewan’s best recreational fishing area. (#1767, Elmer). Farm & Ranch by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service 1-866-345-3414 LAND FOR CASH RENT in RM of Nipawin #487: NE 27-50-14 W2, 160 acres, cultivated; SW 27-50-14 W2, 150 acres, cultivated; S 1/2 SW 23-50-14 W2, 80 acres, cultivated; S 1/2 NW 20-49-13 W2, 80 acres, cultivated; L.S.D. 05 20-49-13 W2, 40 acres, cultivated; NW 5-49-13 W2, 160 acres, cultivated; all acres heavy harrowed and one litre RU fall of 2012, canola in 2012. GRAIN BINS FOR CASH RENT, 49,000 bu. steel hopper aerated grain storage located on SW 27-50-14 W2. Send offers for all or, parcels of to: P.O. Box 2410, Nipawin, SK., S0E 1E0 or, email them to: or call Harold at 306-862-2387; or call or email Wayne at 306-862-2413, TIM HAMMOND REALTY- RM #61 Antler, 648 acres incl. 540 cult. acres, 109 other acres. Excellent grainland. New 1420 sq. ft. home, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, double att. garage. Asking $1,250,000. Guy Shepherd, MLS 443876, 306-434-8857, Biggar, SK. or EDGE REALTY LTD. RM Chesterfield #261 NE-12-27-25-W3, NE-31-26-25-W3; RM #260 Newcombe: SW-18-27-24-W3. Price $360,000. Call Brad, 306-463-7357, Kindersley, SK. FOR SALE BY TENDER: NE-16-35-26-W2 RM Viscount #341, assessment 47,900. Submit written tenders to: Box 8, Viscount, SK. S0K 4M0. Tenders accepted until Jan. 25, 2013. For further information call 306-221-6296. RM EDENWOLD, 320 acres north of Edenwold, native grass. R M S o u t h Qu’Appelle, South of Avonhurst, 160 acres, grainland, on grid. RM South Qu’Appelle, 20 acres on #10 Hwy. RM Barrier Valley, 160 acres paradise with home, support buildings, perfect getaway, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, near Archerwill, SK. Contact Brian Tiefenbach, 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd., Regina, SK.



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YOUNG FARMER LOOKING to purchase farmland w/wo yard. Will pay a good price. Call 306-861-4592, Weyburn, SK. RM MANKOTA: 160 acres with buildings. John Cave Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. MINERAL RIGHTS. We will purchase and or lease your mineral rights. 1-877-269-9990.

LAND FOR CASH RENT by tender RM of Wreford, Section 24-30-22-W2, accepting written tenders till Jan. 28th. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail to Box 277, Nokomis, SK. S0G 3R0, or fax 306-528-4635. Inquiries 306-528-4444. HANLEY, SK. for sale or rent, 3 quarters grainland, W1/2-26-31-03-W3 and SE-1/4-26-31-03-W3, approx. 400 acres cultivated. Phone 306-544-2793. FOR SALE BY TENDER. RM of Kindersley #290: NW-35-30-20-W3rd, 160 acres, 47,000 assess; NE-35-30-20-W3rd, 160 acres, 50,600 assess. RM of Winslow #319: SW-2-31-20-W3rd, 160 acres, 41,200 assess. Conditions of Offers: All offers to be submitted in writing to Edge Realty Ltd. on or before 3:00 PM, Wed., January 16, 2013, 1000B Main St., Kindersley, SK, S0L 1S0. Deposit cheque for 3% of the offered amount must accompany the offer. Cheque to be made payable to Edge Realty Ltd. (cheques will be returned to unsuccessful bidders). Offers acceptable on any or all parcels. Highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Persons submitting offers must rely on their own research, inspection of the land, and improvements as to condition and number of acres. Mineral rights not included. No offers will be considered which are subject to financing. One oil well has been signed up on the SW 2. Land is in the heart of new oil wells. Please forward all bids and enquiries: Brad Edgerton, Edge Realty Ltd., Box 1324, Kindersley, SK, S0L 1S0, phone 306-463-4515.

I HAVE BUYERS for Sask. grain land, ranch land and acreages. Call Wally Lorenz at 306-843-7898, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battleford, SK.


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GRAVEL, AGGREGATE, MAYMONT, SK. Test result’s indicate 1,000,000 plus CY, 1 hr. to Saskatoon on 80 acres. Don Dyck, Re/Max North Country, 306-221-1684, Warman, SK. GRAIN FARM: 10,720 acres with full set of buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. TIM HAMMOND REALTY- RM #92 Walpole, 1280 acres incl. 460 cult. acres, 80 tame hay, 740 pasture acres. Land is fenced, 4 dugouts, small gravel pit. Great m i xe d f a r m i n g o p p o r t u n i t y. A s k i n g $995,000. MLS #446802. Guy Shepherd h t t p : / / R oy. T i m H a m m o n d . c a 306-434-8857, Biggar, SK.


FOR SALE OR RENT 3 quarters grainland RM Calder #241. NE-4-26-30-W1, SW-9-26-30-W1, SE-9-26-30-W1. Approx. 400 cultivated acres. Approx. 10 miles WILCOX, SK: 80 acres heavy clay NW of west of Roblin, MB., or 35 miles east of town. SE-N1/2-25-13-21-W2, L.S.D. 7 and Yorkton, SK. Accepting offers until January 8. Offers 306-527-0397. 25, 2013. Call 306-641-4890.

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RETIREMENT SALE: MANITOBA Cattle Ranch for sale. Complete dispersal of land, cattle and machinery. Approx. 2700 acres, 450 cows, 150 heifers and 28 purebred bulls. Land is all fenced and cross fenced. Includes home site, calving barns, full line of cattle equipment and machinery. For more information contact: 158 ACRES NESTLED in scenic Big Boggy Valley near Roblin, MB. 1104 sq. ft. home, b a r n s , w o r k s h o p , fe n c e , n ew we l l , $269,000. Karen Goraluk, salesperson, 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, NorthStar Ins. & Real Estate.

MULCHING - TREES; BRUSH; Stumps. Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at: 1000 ACRE PASTURE for sale, 850 acres grazing lease and 150 deeded. Approx. $7000 per year gas well revenue. Will carry 90 pairs per year. Lots of potential. 50 miles NW of St. Paul, AB. 780-404-9646.

C D C Thom pson FLEETWOOD REVOLUTION 2007, 40’, 4 slide, 400 HP Cat C9, only 22,100 kms., immaculate, loaded, N/S, no pets, stored in heated quonset 10/12 months, only 6 trips to Kelowna, silver, grey and black. $167,777. 306-374-3315, Saskatoon, SK.

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CERTIFIED AC SHAW-DOMAIN VB, Midge tolerant, and Certified Utmost VB, Midge tolerant wheat, high germ., low disease. CERT. AC METCALFE, CDC Copeland, malt Call RoLo Farms 306-543-5052, Regina, SK barley. Sundre feed barley. Early booking and large order discounts. Visa or MC acc e p t e d . S e e d t r e at i n g ava i l a b l e . w w w. L L s e e d s . c a f o r m o r e i n f o . *N EW * highe st yie ld ing CD C 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. CW RS w he a t w ith m id ge to le ra nce CERT. METCALFE, CERT. Meredith, 99% & stro ng stra w . germ., 0% fusarium Graminearum. Fraser Ca ll yo u rlo ca l S e e d G ro w e rRe ta ile r: Farms Ltd., 306-741-0475, Pambrun, SK. S M ITH S EED S FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or Certified CDC Meredith, CDC Kindersley, AC Lim erick,SK.....................306-263-4944 Metcalfe, CDC Copeland, Legacy. BersC R A S W EL L S EED S L TD . cheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. Strasbourg,SK.................306-725-3236 306-368-2602. R O L O FA R M S L TD . Regina,SK........................306-543-5052 CERT. STRONGFIELD, Cert. Verona durum, 1-877-791-1045 95% germ., 0% fusarium Graminearum. w w w .fp gen etic s .ca Fraser Farms. 306-741-0475, Pambrun, SK REG., CERT. STRONGFIELD, CDC Verona Durum. Early booking and large order discounts. Visa or MC accepted. Seed treating CERT. #1 VESPER VB, Goodeve VB, CDC available. for more info. Utmost VB, Harvest, AC Sadash (CSWS). 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. Fenton Seeds Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERTIFIED TRANSCEND and Strongfield Durum. Call Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, REG., CERT #1 Shaw; CDC Utmost; Unity; Conquer; Carberry. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK., 306-725-3236. SK, 306-668-4415. CERTIFIED CDC VERONA, 95% germ, 0.5% fusarium graminearum. Call Tez Seeds Inc., 306-378-7828, Elrose, SK.

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2006 FLEETWOOD DISCOVERY 35’, 330 HP Cat, 3 slides, auto, queen bed in master, central vac, washer/dryer, satellite system, always stored inside, leather captain chairs and pull-out couch, full size fridge w/ice maker, only 21,000 miles, exc., $100,000. Can-Am Truck Export Ltd., 306-493-2222, Delisle, SK. DL #910420. 2006 Damon Intruder, 37’, V10, 3 slides, 22,000m, $44,900; 2006 Monaco Diplomat, 40 DST, 400 HP Cummins, 4 slides, 17,000m, $114,900. Financing avail. 306-974-4223, 411 C 48 St. E, Saskatoon, SK. Tues-Sat, SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw - Cut lum8:30-5:00, DL#326237 ber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money. In stock, ready to ship. Starting at $997. 1-800-566-6899 ext. Try ing to determ ine the 1981 SKI-DOO ALPINE twin track, work 168. va lu e ofy ou r la nd? horse, reverse, electric start, $3000. WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, Re nte rra’s au ction syste m e nsu re s you 204-326-3109, Steinbach, MB. eight models, options and accessories. 1-877-866-0667. re ce iv e the be stprice foryou rland. PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, Sign u p toda y . Wainwright, AB. Join w w terra .ca today 2009 SUMMIT 154, 1500 miles, 800R orcall (3 06 ) 216 -84 86 $7600; 2006 Summit X 151, 2600 miles, ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different 800HO, $5995; 2003 Rev Summit 144, 800 ways to weigh bales and livestock; PlatLa n d Ren ta l M a de Sim ple HO, elec. start, $5000; New X deck truck form scales for industrial use as well, nonYOUNG FARMER LOOKING to purchase decks, $2450. Call Thunder Valley Auto electric, no balances or cables (no weigh farmland w/wo yard. Will pay a good Service, Central Butte, SK, call Alex like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. 306-796-4450. DL #910511. price. Call 306-861-4592, Weyburn, SK. 2001 YAMAHA 700 SXR snowmobile, 7500 kms, $2500. 204-937-3290, Roblin, MB. WANTED: LONELY OLDER farm yard, near PARTING OUT Polaris snowmobiles, 1985 Saskatoon, SK, with power. 306-652-3139. to 2005. Edfield Motors Ltd., phone: 20 ACRE YARD next to 40 good hunting 306-272-3832, Foam Lake, SK. Crownland quarters. 2 storey house, barn with hayloft. Good water. Top Manitoba Typical deer in 2010. 50 hunting clients. 204-858-2555, Hartney, MB.

FDN., REG., CERTIFIED, Leggett; Pinnacle. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, 306-668-4415. CERT. #1 CDC Orrin, Leggett. Fenton Seeds Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. FDN, REG., CERT. AC Mustang oats. Call Mastin Seeds, 403-556-2609, Sundre, AB. CERT. AND REG. Orrin, Leggett, Morgan, and Souris Oats. Call Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK.

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND “A Lovely Place CATHEDRAL AREA, REGINA, SK. Feb. to to Live and Farm” For more info on (good March. 2 storey, 3 bdrm. house, female, land, great prices, nice farms). Please con- NS, no pets, $300/mo. Ph 306-569-1228. t a c t : A l l a n We e k s F a r m S p e c i a l i s t 902-628-9337,

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Licen s ed & bon d ed 1- 800- 2 58- 7434 ro ger@ seed - m CERT. #1 AC NEWDALE (2R), Legacy (6R). Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. FDN., REG., CERT., AC Metcalfe; CDC Copeland; CDC Austenson; AC Ranger; CDC Cowboy. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, 306-668-4415. C E R T I F I E D A U S T E N S O N , C O W B OY, McGwire, Copeland, Meredith, Metcalfe, Newdale, Legacy available. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377.

CERT. AND REG. Utmost VB, Harvest, Andrew, Conquer VB. Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or Certified Vesper VB, Unity VB, CDC Utmost VB, Carberry, Snowbird, AC Andrew, Sadash. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602. CERT.#1 UNITY, WASKADA, Thrive and Lillian wheat. Contact Shewchuk Seeds, 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. M&M SEEDS has Cert. #1 AC Shaw VB, AC Goodeve VB, Vesper VB. All awnless midge tolerant varieties. Book early. Cash discounts. 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. REG., CERT. AC Unity - Waskada VB, AC Shaw - Domain VB midge tolerant wheat. Early booking and large order discounts. Visa or MC accepted. Seed treating avail. for more information. 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. FOUNDATION AND/OR CERTIFIED CDC Utmost VB and Lillian Wheat. Call Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236. CERTIFIED GLENN, HRS, 100% germ., 0% Fusarium graminearum. Paul Parent, 204-737-3004, St. Joseph, MB. CERTIFIED PASTEUR, CARBERRY, Harvest, Utmost, Goodeve, Unity avail. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377. TOEPFER INT. CERTIFIED: Sadash, Unity VB, VesperVB, Waskada, Stettler w/Superb seed quality. 306-445-4022, 306-441-6699 N.Battleford, SK.

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

CERT. ULTIMA spring triticale, Cert. CDC Baler forage oats, Cert. CDC Cowboy barley, Cert. CDC Tucker peas. Can be blended to your specification. Good germ, low disease. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK. 306-399-0040,

CERTIFIED #1 HYBRID and open-pollinated canola varieties at great prices. Fenton Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. CERT. FOREMOST, Conventional canola, Canterra varieties. Contact Greenshields Seeds Ltd., Semans, SK., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336.

CALL SIMPSON SEEDS to book your new Pedigreed lentil seed. We have all the new varieties and your proven favorites. Jamie or Trevor 306-693-9402, Moose Jaw, SK. CERT. #1 CDC Impala Clearfield Lentils. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CDC IMVINCIBLE, CDC Impower, CDC Greenland lentils. High germ., no disease. RoLo Farms 306-543-5052, Regina, SK. CDC IMVINCIBLE SMALL green lentils, certified. Sean Miller, Avonlea, SK., 306-868-7822. CERT. CDC MAXIM CL, CDC Impower CL, CDC Imigreen CL. Early booking and large order discounts. Visa or MC accepted. Seed treating avail. for more info. 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK.

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LENTILS, CANARY AND CHICK PEAS. Call GrainEx International Ltd. for current pricing at 306-885-2288, Sedley SK. Visit us on our website at: FOUNDATION, REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Redcliff and CDC Maxim CL. Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236. CERTIFIED GREENLAND GREEN lentil. 306-867-7442 cell, Macrorie, SK. CDC IMPOWER, CDC DAZIL Clearfield lentils. Certified and Registered available. Call Tez Seeds Inc., 306-378-7828, Elrose, SK.

CERTIFIED CDC ORRIN. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602. CERT. PATRICK GREEN peas. Macrorie, SK, 306-867-7442 cell. CERT. CDC ME ADOW, CDC Treasure. Greenshields Seeds Ltd., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336, Semans, SK REG., CERT #1 CDC Meadow; CDC Treasure; CDC Maxim lentils; CDC Imvincible. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, 306-668-4415. TOEPFER INT. CERTIFIED seed available: CDC Meadow, CDC Striker, CDC Pluto, CDC Tetris. Dun CDC Dakota and common maple peas. Other varieties on request. Ph: 306-445-4022 or, 306-441-6699, N.Battleford, SK. email: FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or Certified CDC Meadow, CDC Striker. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602. CERT. #1 CDC Meadow, CDC Prosper, CDC Acer (Maple). Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438 CDC STRIKER GREEN peas, Certified, high germ, high yield. Palliser Plains Co-op, 306-759-7627, Tugaske, SK. CDC STRIKER GREEN PEA, certified, green is the color, high germ., high yield. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd. North Battleford, SK., 306-441-7851, 306-445-5516. Email FOUNDATION CDC MEADOW peas. Mastin Seeds, 403-556-2609, Sundre, AB. C E R T I F I E D M E A D O W, 4 0 - 1 0 s i l a g e available. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377. CERT. CDC Meadow, CDC Tucker yellow pea, Cert. Granger austrian winter pea. Good germs, low disease. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK., 306-399-0040 M&M SEEDS has Cert. #1 CDC Treasure and CDC Meadow yellow peas, 99% germ. Book early. Cash discounts. 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. CERT. CDC MEADOW, CDC Bronco, CDC Golden and Agassiz yellow peas. High germ., no disease. Call RoLo Farms, 306-543-5052, Regina, SK.

SEED TREATER. High capacity USC treater, demo unit, Model 4000, c/w SS chemi- BUYING CANARY SEED, farm pickup. cal tanks. 519-683-6364, Dresden, ON. Call 1-877-752-4115, Naber Specialty Grains Ltd. Email:

CERTIFIED #1 CDC SORREL. Fenton CUSTOM CLEANING AND bagging all types Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. of mustard for seed or processing. Color sorting available. Also looking for low CERTIFIED TAURUS, SORREL, Scorpion g r a d e m u s t a r d . C a l l A c ke r m a n A g available. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. SK. 306-863-4377. BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buyer of all varieties FOUNDATION RECONSTITUTED FLAX for of mustard. Call for competitive pricing. sale, FP2141-12, 48 tons uncleaned, 7% Call 204-736-3570, Brunkild, MB. moisture, all tests good. 306-493-2534, CERT. ANDANTE yellow mustard, Cert. Delisle, SK. Centennial brown, Cert. Cutlass oriental CERT. 1 PRAIRIE Sapphire brown flax. mustard. Treated or bare seed. Sorgard Good germ. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, Seeds, Churchbridge, SK. 306-399-0040, email: SK., 306-399-0040, CERT. PRAIRIE GRANDE. Call Greenshields Seeds Ltd. Semans, SK., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336.

CERT. 29002RR SOYBEANS, early maturity, daylight responsive. Early booking and large order discounts. Visa, MC acc e p t e d . S e e d t r e at i n g ava i l a b l e . for more information. 306-731-2843, Lumsden, SK.

CERT. 1 NSC Libau, NSC Anola early maturing soybeans from NorthStar Genetics. Full spectrum of soybean inoculants available. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK., 306-399-0040,


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TOP QUALITY ALFALFA, variety of grasses G RA IN M A RKETIN G and custom blends, farmer to farmer. Gary Waterhouse 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. Lacom be A B. w w FOR ALL YOUR forage seed needs. Full line 1-888-882-7803 of alfalfa/grasses/blending. Greg Bjornson 306-554-3302 or 306-554-7987, Viking BUYING: FEED GRAINS, all types of Forage Seeds, Wynyard, SK. screenings, damaged canola. Quick payment. Call Joy Lowe or Scott Ralph at Wilde Bros. Ag Trading 1-877-752-0115 or 403-752-0115, Raymond, Alberta or CONVENTIONAL ARGENTINE CANOLA, email: 97% germ., 98% vigor. Battleford, SK. WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, Phone 1-877-312-2839. peas, green or damaged canola. Phone Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. COMMON DESI CHICK pea seed for sale. No maples, disease and germ tested. Call Tim at 306-868-4433, Avonlea, SK. LARGE KABULI CHICKPEAS 94% germ., 0% Ascochyta, 0% Botrytis, 0% Sclerotinia, 40 cents/lb., tested at Discovery Seed Labs. 306-642-7913, Assiniboia, SK.

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ALFALFA, ALFALFA/GRASS and grass, big round bales, $60/ton, 2011 crop, feed test available. Call 306-375-7761, Kyle, SK. CUSTOM BALE HAULING 17 years experience. Call 306-567-7199, Kenaston, SK. 1000 ROUND BROME/ ALFALFA bales, 5x5. Call 306-842-4752, Weyburn, SK. CUSTOM BALE HAULING with 2 trucks and t r a i l e r s , 3 4 b a l e s p e r t r a i l e r. C a l l 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. 1200 ALFALFA net wrapped round bales, no rain, no weeds, 1500 lbs., exc. feed, $70/ton; 70 2nd cut, $110/ton. Feed analysis avail. 306-834-2960 Kerrobert SK WHEAT OATS AND BARLEY straw, 3x4 bales, $50/ton, will load, can deliver at extra cost. 306-771-4209, White City, SK. HAY WANTED: BUYING good quality mixed and straight alfalfa, small and large square bales, semi loads. 920-588-7230, Green Bay, WI. ALFALFA, ALFALFA/GRASS 5x6 hard core, old hay and new, priced accordingly, 2.5¢ to 3.5¢/lb. Kindersley, SK. 306-463-3132, 306-460-7837.


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Pa cific Co a s ta l Cru is e ~ M ay 2013 Uk ra in e/Ro m a n ia ~ M ay 2013 Au s tria /S w itzerla n d ~ June 2013 Irela n d ~ June 2013 NEW 20.8-38 12 PLY $866; 18.4-38 12 ply, $783; 24.5-32 14 ply, $1749; 14.9-24 12 ply, $356; 16.9-28 12 ply, $558. Factory direct. More sizes available, new and used. 1-800-667-4515, WANTED: 20.8X34 tractor tires. Phone 204-773-2868, Russell, MB. T R U C K L O A D J U S T A R R I V E D. U s e d 11R22.5, $75 and up; used 11R24.5, $90 and up, w/rims add $50. Also available 10R20’s and 11R20’s. Call Ladimer 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. WANTED: CIH SERIES 9300 QUADTRAC t r a c k s a ny c o n d i t i o n ! P h o n e J o h n 204-825-2715, Pilot Mound, MB.

OVER 1800 USED, some new construction BARG FARMS, Brooks, AB. Round barley and agricultural tires off parted machines. straw and dryland grass mix hay bales. Call Cambrian Equipment Sales, 204-667-2867 for delivered price. Doug at 403-793-7461. or fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB.

WANTED: MILLING TRITICALE, winter or spring type. Contact Norbert at Saskcan Parent, 204-737-3002, St. Joseph, MB. LOOKING FOR BIN RUN HARVEST HRSW. Call 306-237-7726, Perdue, SK.

RAM POWER SNARES, Conibear traps, fur handling equipment. For free catalogue email or call 306-862-4036, Nipawin, SK.

30 WHITETAIL DEER TAGS for wildlife management zone #65, around East Trout Lake in Northern Saskatchewan, $150,000 US. Contact OUTFITTING CAMP FOR SALE, Zone 62: 16 bear, 23 White-tailed deer, 8 moose CONVENTIONAL and ROUNDUP READY tags, 1 out-camp, incl. log cabins, pontoon corn seed. Call CanaMaize Seed Inc, boat, stands, diesel generator, etc. Locat1-877-262-4046 or ed in northern Sask. Serious inquiries only. PASKAL CATTLE COMPANY at Picture 306-547-5524, Preeceville, SK. Butte, AB. is looking for feed barley. Call Roxanne at 1-800-710-8803.

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WANTED: FEED/ OFF-GRADE Pulses and tough, heated green oilseeds and also cereals. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297. 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, Dave Lea, or Vera Buziak at Market Place Commodities Ltd., Lethbridge, AB. Email: or phone: 1-866-512-1711. GRAIN MARKETING HEADQUARTERS. Buyers of all grains. On farm pricing. Quick payment assured. Call Cory 306-842-2406. Double Z Ag Sales, Weyburn, SK.


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WANTED: ALFALFA/GRASS hay, large round bales. We are interested in all qualities of hay delivered to Bethune, SK. Call 306-638-3051.

TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, SOLID CORE ROUND alfalfa, alfalfa grass, service, installations, repairs. Canadian greenfeed, grass, and straw. Delivered. company. We carry aeration socks. We Call 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK. now carry electric chute openers for grain trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. BROME ALFALFA HAY BALES. 450, 2010 crop, hard core, no rain, 1500 lbs., SHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, $20 ea. Robin 306-690-6786, Mortlach, SK 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. WANTED TO BUY straight alfalfa bales, rounds or squares, picked up or delivered to Ellinwood, Kansas. 620-786-0589. STRAW, SMALL SQUARE wheat straw bales for sale. Moose Jaw, SK. Call 4 USED 30” TRACKS for STX Series Quadtrac. 306-231-9741 or 306-598-2118 306-631-7234, or eves., Annaheim, SK. HAY FOR SALE, 1500 lb. bales, alfalfa, brome and timothy mix, delivery available. 250-788-8813, Chetwynd, BC. or email us at HAY AND EQUIPMENT HAULING: Offering hay and equipment hauling AB, SK, MB. Call for quote 780-872-0107, Kenaston, SK 1500 ALFALFA CRESTED WHE AT net wrapped bales, no rain; Parting out JD 567 baler. Al 306-463-8423, Marengo, SK. TRUCK MOUNT, bale picker mover, also cattle and bale scales. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. LARGE SQUARE 3x4 durum straw bales, $15 per bale. 306-631-8854, Moose Jaw, SK. HAY WANTED for locations at Viscount, O u t l o o k a n d E s t o n , S K . C a l l L e e at 306-867-3046, 306-962-3992. LARGE QUANTITY of 1st and 2nd cut hay with feed tests. Call 306-232-7784, Brian Roth, Rosthern, SK. LARGE ROUND ALFALFA brome grass bales, hard core, no rain, 1500 lbs.+ $45/bale. Also horse hay available. 306-789-8257, White City, SK.

LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. Buyers and sellers of all types of feed grain ROUND ALFALFA BROME/Timothy mixed and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, bales, approx. 1250 lbs., $35/bale. Call: 306-594-2342, Norquay, SK. Nipawin, SK.

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NEED SET OF TRACTOR TIRES? New, 520/85R42, Alliance Farm Pro, tubeless, set of 4 radials for $7,850. We take trades. 1-800-667-4515.

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FULL-TIME NANNY REQUIRED for two children in SE SK. References please. 306-486-2277 or 306-485-8688, Alameda, SK.

1- 800- 661- 432 6 w w w .selectho lid a m LIVE-IN NANNY ON large ranch, SW SK., provide care for 2 young children and CANADA - CUBA FARMER TOURS. 15th housekeeping duties. 306-295-4138, Eastyear. Feb. 4th to 18th. All inclusive. De- end, SK. ductible. 7 nights 5 star, 7 nights country hotels, 3 days Varadero, 8 day farm tour, 3 days Havana. Max 28. Farmers and family members only. $3200 Cdn/person - 2 sharing plus air. 604-947-2893 escorted by Cdn. Agrologist Wendy Holm,

LOOKING FOR PROMOTION? F/T farm operations foreman required on large grain farm near Regina. Competitive salary, benefits, bonus plan and housing available. Email: Pense, SK. SOUTHERN BC cow/calf feedlot operation needs full-time experienced cowboy. Single person accommodations, can make arrangements for family, hourly wage and benefits. Duties include calving, pasture doctoring, moving cattle on large ranges, fencing, shoeing and starting colts. Fax resume to 250-545-7588, Coldstream, BC. or email to

2013 AG-VENTURE TOURS to Brazil, Argentina, Ireland and Kenya for farmers to learn more about agriculture. May be partly tax deductible. Ph: 519-633-2390.

WORKER REQUIRED from January 15 to March 30, 2013. Help calve out cows, etc. Room/board supplied. Call 306-839-4450, Pierceland, SK.

CARETAKER FARMHAND required for a hobby farm w/small cow/calf operation in Penticton area of BC’s Okanagan Valley. On site modern home available. Ideal for semi-retired couple with farm background. Send resume to: Box 5005, c/o Western INLINE CHLORINATION SYSTEM for water Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4. wells. Eliminates iron, staining, rotten egg odor, algae, coliform bacteria, etc. No FARM LABOURER and MANAGER, fulllonger needed. Call: 780-963-4268, Stony time position on modern mixed farm, near Plain, AB. Calgary, AB. Well equipped shop, housing supplied, excellent wages and overtime ECOSMARTE/ADVANCED Pure Water. pay based on experience. Cow/calf experiGuarantee 99% pure no salts, chemicals, ence (350 cows) valid driver’s license, and or chlorine. 306-867-9461, BC, AB, MB, SK. communication skills are required. Assets include truck driving, Class 1, exp. with: welding, mechanics, cattle, grain, custom hay and seeding. Investment opportunity for hardworking, self motivated person DRILL STEMS 2” and 3” for sale. Contact with long term employment. Fax resumes to: 403-335-0086. Jack 204-841-4045, Neepawa, MB. LINCOLN WELDER, authorized service facility. Rebuilding: welders, engines, magnetos, alternators, and starters. 306-387-6253, Lloydminster, SK.

FULL OR PART-TIME help wanted on large grain farm. Housing provided. Have heated 54x80 workshop. Mostly new equipment. Class 1A and mechanical skills an asset. Competitive wages and a safe working environment. Please call 306-224-4441, fax/email resume to 306-224-4546 or Corning, SK

DOMINION DRILLING, 5” water wells, will be gravel packed, e-logged and screened. 25 yrs. experience drilling in SK. Also water well witching, well rehabilitation, well deccommitioning and geotechnical drilling. Email: call: 306-874-5559, cell: 306-874-7653 or fax: 306-874-2451, Pleasantdale, SK.

FULL-TIME HELP ON grain farm, 30 miles S o u t h o f R e g i n a , S K , at M i l e s t o n e . 306-436-4418 or 306-436-2053.

KENT-MOORE HD ENGINE COUNTER b o re c u t t i n g t o o l , $2800 OBO. 204-648-7136, Ashville, MB. FOR SALE 12’ 175 ton, mechanical press brake, Chicago, Dries and Krump, 208 or 600 V, 3 phase, c/w some tooling, in good working order. $10,000. Ask for Marc 306-721-7910, Cyclone Metals, Regina SK.

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.

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LISKE TRAVEL LTD., Wetaskiwin, AB. Come and join us Jan 31- Feb 17/2013, 18 days on a once in a lifetime Wildlife Safari in Kenya and Tanzania plus a 3 night stay on the Tropical Island of Zanzibar. In 27 yrs. of touring world wide, this is our ultimate.Tour cost- $5869 pp plus taxes. Limited space. Call quickly! Call for air quote 1-888-627-2779. May use air miles. See our website:

PHOSPHATE - GYPSUM - COMPOST. Delivered direct to your farm in truck load lots: phos and gyp OMRI approved for organic use. Contact: Bartzen Ag Supply Ltd. 306-242-4553 or email:


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



CALL SIMPSON SEEDS Inc. to book your common chickpea , lentil and pea seed. Jamie or Trevor 306-693-9402, Moose BARLEY WANTED: 48 lbs./ bu. or better. Delivery locations Eston and Viscount. Call Jaw, SK. Lee at 306-867-3046, 306-962-3992. YEAR END SPECIAL: large kabuli chick peas, high germ and 0 disease. 306-694-2981, Moose Jaw, SK. BUYING YELLOW AND GREEN PEAS, all grades, farm pickup. Naber Specialty Grains Ltd., 1-877-752-4115, Melfort, SK. email:


HELP WANTED FOR GENERAL FARM duties on mixed farm. Grain and/or cattle farm background an asset. Hourly wage dependent on experience. Send resume to: phone/fax IRELAND’S CHARM AND Heritage Tour, STAUBER DRILLING INC. Environmental, 306-895-4601, Paynton, SK. July 9-23, 2013. $300 early booking dis- Geotechnical, Geothermal, Water well count before Jan. 31st. Call Louise at L.A. drilling and servicing. Professional service FARM WORK OR HELP? We can help by Tours Inc., 306-749-3521, Birch Hills, SK. s i n c e 1 9 5 9 . C a l l t h e e x p e r t s a t matching you to your next job or finding email: 1-800-919-9211 your next employee. Call Tony at Ag Employment at 403-732-4295 or fax resume to: 403-732-4290. For website or info YOUR FIELDS ARE READY FOR SEEDING. email us at:


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GRANT FARMS is a progressive and innovative business located in NE Ontario. Crops grown include Canola, Soybeans, Wheat & Barley. We are looking for self-motivated, flexible, seasonal equipment operators for 2013 crop season. All equipment is late model Case IH w/current AFS systems. Duties include operating and basic maintenance of tractors, swathers combines and SP sprayers, familiarity operating equipment and implements w/GPS and auto-guidance systems an asset. Accommodation provided for full period of employment. Please forward resume to:


MID-SIZED GRAIN and cattle operation 60 miles SW of Edmonton, seeking a full time farm worker with the skills and drive to help maintain and grow our operation. Able to work independently and in a team environment under direction. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, equipment operation and maintenance, cattle feeding and handling and all related tasks. Class 3 license required, Class 1 is an asset. Must be willing to work long hours and weekends. $17 to $21/hr. dependent on experience and abilities. Email resume to BARRICH FARMS LTD. the largest, most modern potato operation in Sask. is hiring an agricultural mechanic. Salary negotiable depending on experience and/or qualifications. Email resume to: or call us at: 306-867-9233, Outlook, SK.

FARM LABOURER/MANAGER, full time, modern mixed farm, near Calgary, AB., valid driver’s license and cow/calf experience required, assets include mechanics, grain, welding, custom hay and seeding. Housing supplied, excellent wages. Fax resume 403-335-0086, call 403-335-3694. SEASONAL FARM LABOURER HELP. Applicants should have previous farm exMIXED GRAIN FARM in south central SK., perience and mechanical ability. Duties looking for F/T position, accom. avail. incl. operation of machinery, including tractors, truck driving and other farm 306-436-4511, 306-436-7703, Milestone. equipment, as well as general farm laborer WANTED: FARM LABOURERS able to duties. $12-$18/hr. depending on experirun farm equipment on cattle/grain farm. e n c e . C o n t a c t W a d e F e l a n d a t 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 701-263-1300, Antler, ND. 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. PERMANENT FULL-TIME employee wanted grain farm at Milden, SK. Farm experiLARGE MIXED FARM looking for motivated for and Class 1A. Competitive, negofulltime employee. Experience w/livestock ence, tiable wage. Fax resume: 306-935-2201, and machinery necessary. 780-376-2241, ph Graham 306-935-4523, 306-831-7514. Strome, AB. HELP WANTED ON DAIRY FARM, fullFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT on mixed or part-time, dairy and maintenance work. farm operation, Innisfail (central AB). 306-493-8201, 306-493-7631 or fax: House and utilities included. Scheduled 306-493-8212, Delisle, SK. time off. 403-357-8487 or 403-227-6667. MJ MILLAR RANCH, 1200 ewe sheep ranch, Lundar, MB, seeking full and parttime employees to start immediately. See website for details. Call Mitch Millar 204-280-0822,

MOBILE HOME PARK MANAGER wanted in Kelowna, BC. Perfect for a couple who want to retire in the beautiful Okanagan. Email resume to:

LINCOLN GARDENS in Lumsden, SK., is seeking seasonal full time vegetable farm labourers for field work. Must have valid drivers license. Duties include planting, weeding and harvesting vegetable crops, also moving hand held irrigation pipes. Must be able to work weekends and be physically fit. Wage rate is $10/hr. Send ESTABLISHED AG RETAIL centre in S. AB. resume with references to: PO Box 750 seeking F/T sprayer operator and mainte- Lumsden SK, S0G 3C0 Attn Wayne Gienow nance helper; also seeking 6- spring employees to deliver NH3 and dry fertilizer. FULL-TIME FLEET Maintenance Mechanic Email: or call required for a fleet of 9 trucks and trailers Cornelius 403-534-3961, Mossleigh, AB. in East Central AB. Mechanics license not required but an asset. Wage is negotiable POSITION AVAILABLE FOR full-time or depending on experience. 403-578-8167, semi-retired person, NS. Housing provid- Fax resume to: 403-575-2659 or email to: ed. Grain/cow operation located Rosedale, AB. Assets: Class 1 and cattle experience. Email resume to: Phone 2 EXPERIENCED COOKS required, full-time 403-823-9977. year round, shift work, $11 to $13/hr. Two yrs. exp. preparing meals in restaurants RANCH COWBOSS, permanent full-time and/or culinary degree. Apply at: Food Vilposition at Chutter Ranch Ltd., near Mer- lage, Brooks Ave., Box 185, Denzil, SK. S0L ritt, BC required. Responsible for 900 cow 0S0 or email: herd, calving and grasslands. Includes housing and dental benefits. Experience CLEARWATER LAKE REGIONAL Park inwith cattle, horses and range management vites applications for a park manager and a necessary. Start at $3000/month. For store manager lease contract. For informam o r e i n f o s e n d r e s u m e t o f a x : tion contact Karen Sander 306-859-4804 250-378-4956, email: or Barb Pierce 306-375-2477. Deadline for or mail Box 2509, Merritt, BC. V1K 1B8. applications: Feb. 15th, 2013. Submit resumes to: Clearwater Regional Park, Box BROADACRE: LARGE GRAIN farm located 327, Kyle, SK., S0L 1T0 in Abernethy, Torquay and Grand Coulee SK. is seeking seasonal experienced farm AGRICULTURAL COLLATERAL INSPECequipment operators. Farm experience es- TION and Appraisals. Ag background resential, driver’s required and class 1A an quired. Training course available. Call asset. Fax resume to 306-382-3337, email: 1-800-488-7570, Twin Falls, ID or visit, visit BEEKEEPER HELPER for 2013 season. Must have no bee sting allergies, valid driver’s license, and be physically fit. Email resume and references: Ph/fax Neil 306-967-2841, Eatonia, SK.

PROPERTY MANAGER: Skeena Meadows Wildlife preserve is looking for a full-time Property Manager to maintain and develop its 685 acre property on the banks of the Skeena River in Hazelton, BC. The job will entail raising, hay, pheasants, dogs, cattle and maintaining six luxury tents for LOOKING FOR PEN checkers, general feed- guests. Semi retired welcome. This is a lot and farm worker near Three Hills, AB. hands on management position. Contact Please fax resume to 403-546-3949 or call 403-312-7154, Swalwell, AB. 8- FULLTIME, PERMANENT positions available at Rolling Acres Greenhouses. Medicine Hat, AB. 6 days/wk., 10 hrs./day, $9.75/hr. Duties include fast paced, repetitive plant work in hot, humid environment.

NOW HIRING CLASS 1 licensed drivers, WANTED: FULL-TIME TRUCK driver to haul includes incentive pkg. 403-946-5629 ask cattle, grain and bales. Must also be willing to operate farm equip. on a seasonal for Greg, Crossfield, AB. basis. Contact Lee at Primrose Livestock. CLASS 1 OILFIELD DRIVERS NEEDED. Email or call cell Home every night - 9 on, 3 off shift, as- 306-867-3046, Eston, SK. signed truck, no two week holdback on pay, $85,000+ per year. Bill McColman WATER HAULERS WANTED for building Oilfield Hauling, Brooks, AB. Phone: ice roads in northern AB. Class 3A, all tick403-362-6707 or fax: 403-362-7822, ets and driver’s abstract required. Please phone 306-287-8140. email:

GENERAL LABOURERS M u n icipa lity requ ires u tility pers o n fo r gen era l d u ties , go o d w a ges a n d b en efits ; co m m u n ity o f 500 ha s K -12 s cho o l, o ther a m en ities ; 30 m in u tes to K in d ers ley. Inquiries Fo re m a n | 306 -46 3-7043 S en d a p p lica tio n s to : R.M . o f Ches terfield N o . 26 1, P.O. Bo x 70, Ea to n ia , S K S 0L 0Y0 F a x: 306 -9 6 7-2424 o r em a il: rm 26 1@ s a s k tel.n et PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. is a Sask. based manufacturer of livestock handling and feeding equipment located at Central Butte, SK. We presently have an opening for a permanent full-time General Labourer/ Welder. Previous welding shop experience an asset, but not essential as we will train. Valid driver’s license required, salary negotiable based on experience. We are looking for self-motivated individuals willing to work within a team environment. To apply please email your resume to or fax to 306-796-4909, Attn: Jim McGillivray.

PARTS PERSO N REQ UIRED W ellEsta blished M u ltilin e Agricu ltu ra lDea lership in Ea st Cen tra lAlberta IsLo o kin g Fo rAn Ho n est,Aggressive & Am bitio u s

PARTS PERSO N . Agricu ltu ra lBa ckgro u n d a n d Co m pu terExperien ce W o u ld Be An Asset. Fu ll-Tim e Po sitio n , $15 to $20 per ho u r.Ben efits,(a fter6 m o n th perio d ).

Plea se Fo rw a rd Resu m es to M a rc a t G ra tto n Co u lee Agri Pa rts Ltd ., B o x 4 1,Irm a ,AB T0B 2H 0 o r S en d Fa x to 780-75 4 -2333. BALLCO FEEDERS, near Brant, AB is seeking experienced Pen Checkers, and a Feed Truck Driver/Mill Operator. Experience is preferred, however training may be provided to the right applicant. Modern facilities and equipment, competitive wages and benefits provided. Housing available. fax: 403-684-3345, email: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER wanted. M1, M2 and structural experience required. 306-773-8944, Swift Current, SK.

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


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

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REQUIRES: 5 Service Rig Derrick-hands and 12 Service Rig floor-hands for work in the Lloydminster SK/AB area immediately. Wages are $29.50/hr and up for derrick-hands and $27.00 and up for floor-hands, depending on experience. Experience is an asset but will train suitable applicants. Group benefits and training/ safety bonuses available. Drug and alcohol screening tests are conducted.

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AG PARTS PERSON WANTED, full-time position in a small town atmosphere. Looking for someone positive and motivated to join our team. Experience would be an asset. Fax 403-442-3829. Or apply in person, Trochu Motors Ltd., 302 Main St., Trochu, AB, ph. 403-442-3866.

PRUDHOMME INTERNATIONAL INC. We are a Sask. based Global Recruiting company specializing in skilled trades and truck drivers. Trades include but not limited to welders, mechanics, painters, autobody mechanics, heavy equipment operat o r s , e t c . C a l l u s fo r m o r e d e t a i l s 306-347-2545, Regina, SK.

WE’RE HIRING! CanWest DHI is now accepting applications for a permanent full-time technician in the Red Deer area of Alberta. The successful applicant will be responsible for the regular weighing and sampling of milk from cows in DHI herds, keeping records and statistical data, and promoting dairy herd improvement. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of the Alberta dairy industry and excellent interpersonal skills. In view of our commitment to electronic data capture, PC skills would be a definite asset. A degree/diploma in agriculture would also be an asset. Please forward written applications containing qualifications and experience by January 18, 2013 to: Mr. L.G. Ouimet CanWest DHI 660 Speedvale Ave West, Suite 101 Guelph, ON N1K 1E5 Only successful applicants will be contacted.

8 FULL-TIME PERMANENT positions available at County Fresh Farms, Cypress County, Medicine Hat, AB. Duties include fast paced, repetitive plant work in a hot, humid environment. 10 hrs./day, 7 days/wk., $9.75/hr. Email resumes to NEW HOLLAND PARTS Excellence, Service excellence dealer in Fort St. John, BC. has vacancy for Parts Manager. Rewarding position for the right person w/advanced training and benefits. Please reply by email fax 250-785-9771. Phone 250-785-1800.

SASKATOON HOTSHOT TRANSPORTER is hiring power units w/wo stepdecks 3/4 and 1 tons, for RV and Freight hauling throughout Canada and the U.S. Year round work, lots of miles and home time, fuel subsidies, benefits, excellent earnings. 306-653-8675, Saskatoon, SK. Website

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CLASS 1 TO HAUL hogs and cattle, top wages, paid extras, bonuses, benefits. Home most weekends, some Sunday work. Drug test and USA. Phone 403-328-8473 or, fax 403-329-3968 or, email us at Lethbridge, AB

SE ASONAL AND /OR F UL L TIM E TANK TR UCK OP E R ATOR S ROADEX SERVICES REQUIRES Owner Operator 1 tons for our RV division and Owner Operator semis and drivers for our RV and general freight deck division, to haul throughout N. America. Paid by direct deposit, benefits and company fuel cards. Border crossings required with valid passport and clean criminal record. Go to w w w. r o a d e x s e r v i c e s . c o m or call 1-800-867-6233, Saskatoon, SK.

Tidy Trucking Ltd.requires qualified Class 1 operators for the w inter season.Experience in the Peace Region trucking industry is an asset,but not necessary,on the job training w illbe provided. A ccom m odations are negotiable. Com petitive w ages and benefits offered. Successfulapplicants m ust have up-to-date safety tickets and safety gear.O nly applicants selected for an interview w illbe contacted. Please fax or email resume to: Attn: Trapper Wolsey Fort St.John,B C B ranch tidytrucking@ Fax #: (250)785-7516 A nd/O r A ttn:Rod Young Drayton Valley,A B B ranch ryoung@ Fax #: (780)542-7155 No phone calls please SELECT CLASSIC CARRIERS immediately requires Leased Operators with new model 1 tons and 5 ton straight trucks/ tractors, and Company Drivers; Also require 1 driver with 5L or Class 1 license for operating a haul and tow. Transporting RV’s/general freight, USA/Canada. Clean abstract required. Competitive rates. Fuel surcharge/benefits. 1-800-409-1733. LOOKING FOR VAC Truck drivers for small oilfield trucking company, wages up to $35/hr, home every night, possibility of ownership. Call 306-753-7198, Macklin, SK

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Funding shortfall | Last minute extension of existing law draws criticism from farm groups BY D’ARCE MCMILLAN SASKATOON NEWSROOM & REUTERS NEWS AGENCY

The U.S. Congress has given itself a new deadline of Sept. 30 to complete an overdue five-year, $500 billion farm bill that withered in electionyear acrimony in 2012. Congress decided in the frantic late December haggling to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the “fiscal cliff” to extend provisions in the old farm bill for a year rather than pass a temporary fix promoted by some legislators. As the year-end deadline drew closer, farm state lawmakers drafted a one-year proposal that would have included disaster relief money for livestock producers hurt by drought. It also would have created a dairy subsidy program to compensate farmers when feed costs are high and milk prices are low. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell nixed the proposal during the final hours of fiscal cliff talks, a Senate aide said.

died with the closing of the session. The new session with a new Congress with legislators elected in the November election began Jan. 3. It was the first time that Congress began work on a farm bill in one session and had to refile it in the new session. The new effort to draft a farm bill will take place in an environment where lawmakers will have an even greater focus on spending cuts.

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Dairy processors said the proposed new dairy plan would have interfered too much with the market. Instead, the old law was extended, which averted a steep increase in milk prices, sometimes called the “dairy cliff.” Without the fix, the farm law would have expired and dairy subsidies would have reverted to 1949 levels, meaning retail milk prices could have doubled to $7 a gallon in coming weeks or months. However, three dozen programs in the old farm bill have no money left, including disaster relief and biofuel development as well as a soil conservation program and rural economic development and agricultural research programs. Some farm groups reacted angrily, including the U.S. National Farmers Union, the second largest general farm group in the country. “Once again, Congress has left rural America out in the cold,” said NFU president Roger Johnson. “An extension represents a short sighted, temporary fix that ultimately provides inadequate solutions that will leave our farmers and ranchers crippled by uncertainty.” The agriculture committees of the lower House of Representatives and upper Senate drafted new farm bills in 2012 but were unable to come up with a version both houses could accept. The House version proposed the deepest cuts in a generation for food stamps for the poor, but fiscal conservatives want more cuts in food stamps as well as farm subsidies. The bills produced by the two agriculture committees would have cut $23 to $35 billion, but those efforts

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Hemp officials confident in industry potential Demand growing | Markets for seed, oil and fibre gain momentum BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Researchers, businesses and farmers have tinkered with prairie hemp production since the mid1990s, but it’s been almost 20 years and the crop remains a curiosity. For some, that has less to do with elbow pokes and guffaws from passersby, as they joke about the rows of funny-looking and possibly funny-smelling plants, and more to do with the crop’s unrealized potential. However, industry officials say an expansion of acres in recent years shows hemp has finally taken root. They argue that growth is being driven by health-conscious consumers interested in hemp products as so-called “super foods.” Consumers are curious about hemp’s functional properties: high protein and omega fatty acid content. The interest has cleared shelf space in many major Canadian groceries and retail outlets for products made from marijuana’s sister oilseed. Canola remains king in this part of the world and hemp acres comparatively small, but the three prairie provinces are at the epicentre of a burgeoning hemp industry. It’s here that the overwhelming majority of the Canadian crop is harvested. Saskatchewan is now the leading producer, outpacing Manitoba’s former lead, but the keystone province remains home to the largest processors. “Personally, I don’t think there’s any looking back now. I think we’re an established industry,” said Shaun Crew, president of Hemp Oil Canada, which markets hemp products, including oil and protein powder, in 15 countries. “I don’t see us backstopping like it might’ve occurred in the second year.” Hemp fields have been visible on the Prairies since 1998, when a 60-year ban on its cultivation was lifted. Since then, the research and agronomy have been established and potential markets for its seed, oil and fibre identified. Acres dedicated to the specialty crop have fluctuated over the

From a grower point of view, I think there’s an opportunity to make a dollar. KEN CLANCY CLANCY SEEDS

years as buyers and processors materialized and then vanished. Acres grew rapidly at first, from a few thousand nationwide in 1998 to more than 35,000 the following year, including almost 22,000 in Manitoba. Two years later, there were only 3,251 acres across the country, largely isolated on the Prairies. They spiked again in 2006 to thenrecord highs of almost 50,000 and then dropped by more than 30,000 acres the next year. Total production climbed to more than 38,000 in 2011: more than 10,000 acres each in Alberta and Manitoba and a little less in Saskatchewan. Kim Shukla of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance said the national total for 2012 is expected to be 50,000 to 60,000 acres when the final numbers are counted, including 20,000 in Saskatchewan. She said the surge is a response to a shortage of hemp seed in 2011 and is in line with industry projections of 100,000 acres by 2015. “Every agricultural sector has made a big boo boo and made a mistake where they get in with great excitement, overproduction, and then there’s no market,” said Shukla. “That happened to us in Year 1 with hemp … so the producers learned, and so did the processors learn, that lesson very early.” Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods is one of the larger processors. It was founded following the original

hemp trials that launched the prairie industry and produces several products, most notably packaged hemp hearts. Seed production manager Will Wellborn said the company has expanded its contracted acres over the last year, as well as its roster of producers on the Prairies and into Ontario. It signed contracts with 60 growers last year. Wellborn said some of them are returning growers with an existing relationship with the company, while others are first-timers, recruited through field tours, trade shows, grower guides and word of mouth. “This year we increased the value of our production contracts significantly,” he said. “We have plans to either maintain those numbers or increase them for the next year as well.” Northeastern Saskatchewan is particularly ready for expansion, he said. Crew said Hemp Oil Canada had contracts with 20 prairie growers in 2012. Its contracted acres doubled, with the bulk of its production in Saskatchewan. Acres in Manitoba ranked third behind irrigated growers in Alberta. “You’ve got to mitigate your risk. You have to spread it around. You put it all in one area and you get a frost or a hail and you’re SOL,” he said. “If you don’t have hemp seed, you’re not in business because there’s no spec(ulative) market to be buying it on. Ninety-eight percent of it, I’m sure, is under contract.” Manitoba Harvest will examine its production capacity and market forecasts over the next few months and begin contracting with producers. “Everything we contract has an end market,” said Wellborn. Producers received 70 to 80 cents per pound for conventional seed

and $1.10 to $1.20 per lb. for organic last year, although the vast majority of agreements were for conventional production. Contracts are for a delivered price. Harvested seeds are brought to an appointed seed cleaner in the grower’s area, and transportation adds “less than a nickel a pound” to the final expenses, Crew said. “From a grower point of view, I think there’s an opportunity to make a dollar,” said Ken Clancy, who operates Clancy Seeds in Carrot River, Sask., and works with hemp growers and a processor. He grew the crop himself for the first time this year, seeding 400 acres, although he lost much of it to wet weather. He estimates he will clean 100,000 bushels this year. Producers will bring in as little as 1,000 bu. to as many as 20,000 bu. The average bushel of hemp weighs 44 lb. “It doesn’t like the wet weather like we had this year, but we’re hoping this isn’t going to be a norm,” he said. “It’ll do better when it’s a little drier, like anything else.” Data shows yields of 15 to 25 bu. per acre are possible for hemp. It is grown in rotation with cereals and forages, often following alfalfa. “It’s a very versatile crop and it can be grown in a lot of areas,” Wellborn said. “It’s critical to get a good plant stand established in the

spring. It’ll vigorously out-compete weeds if it has a chance to build its canopy.… That’s the most critical part of it.… After that it’s off to the races and it just comes down to the harvest planning.” Shukla said research into agronomics and varietal development continues, and the results of the latest variety trial data will be released this winter. Efforts are also underway to kick start the fibre processing industry. Most of the hemp grown in Canada are the shorter varieties, better suited for seed production. However, fibre from taller varieties can be processed for a variety of uses, from fabric to paper to car parts. However, that industry has been hard to build. Alyssa, a dual-purpose variety, was registered in 2004 and has been contracted for higher prices of up to 90 cents per lb. Several initiatives exist to explore these developing markets and create the technology for processing. Among them is Alberta’s Hart Fibre Trade Co., which has developed a novel method to straighten hemp fibre for use in textiles. The company recently received $938,000 in funding from the federal government. “The low-hanging fruit was really the food market, the seed market, and now the processing of the fibre is just starting to gain momentum,” said Shukla.



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Gigantic boom sprayer needs to be bigger Fifteen more feet required | Grower says a 165-foot boom would better fit the dimensions of his quarter-section fields BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

FARGO, N.D. — Ron Sylte is ready to up-size his year-old 150 foot selfpropelled Sprayflex to a more convenient 165 foot sprayer. The combination of a 3,100 US gallon tank and 150 foot boom width allows Sylte to spray 600 acres in four to five hours non-stop. He seeds 10,000 acres, but many of the fields are managed as quarter sections. And that’s where the 150 foot boom width becomes a mathematical nuisance. “When I’m covering 150 feet per swath in-crop, I always finish at the wrong end of a quarter section field,” says Sylte. “150 feet doesn’t divide very well into a field that’s a square half mile by a half mile.” Although Sylte concedes that his sprayer is already the biggest in the

world, he stills wants to up-size to 165 feet so the math works properly on quarter section fields. “If I can get the guys at Sprayflex to build me a sprayer with a 165 foot boom, then we’ll be all set for efficient spraying,” he said. “My brother and I run the whole farm. We don’t have any hired help, so we look for efficiency in everything we do.” High wages in the oil fields of western North Dakota are only a stone’s throw from their farm, making it next to impossible for them to attract anyone capable of operating equipment. As a result, Ron and his brother analyze every decision to make sure every change increases their efficiency. The big Sprayflex is a good example. T h e y to ok d e l i v e r y o f t h e n e w machine last spring and put 25,000 acres on it before fall spraying wrapped up three months ago.

Their north farm is 24 kilometres from the home yard, while their south farm is 10 km away. They could feed a sprayer with their 6,000 gallon tanker semi if they had a reliable hired hand, but they have no choice but to put up with the inconvenience of driving the Sprayflex back to the yard for fills. Sylte said it’s not so bad because he can drive the sprayer on the road at a comfortable 45 m.p.h. High-wheel sprayers, on the other hand, can put the operator into a white knuckle situation, even at speeds below 35 m.p.h. Efficiency would be better if he used the big tanker as a tender, but that’s not an option. Instead, he uses the tanker to haul spray-quality water back to his yard. He buys water from a local irrigation well or from the city of Williston, N.D. Back at the yard, he mixes chemical into the Sprayflex tank as he fills.

The Sprayflex sprayer with a 3,100 gallon tank and 150-foot boom transports in a tight package, respecting the fact that most producers who will use a machine of this size have land spread over large areas. | SPRAYFLEX PHOTO

When I’m covering 150 feet per swath in-crop, I always finish at the wrong end of a quarter section field. 150 feet doesn’t divide very well into a field that’s a square half mile by a half mile. RON SYLTE NORTH DAKOTA FARMER

Their quest for efficiency also includes operator comfort and operating costs. “I can spray my first 600 acres of the day in four or five hours. I can do that twice a day and feel pretty good. We can do it three times a day, but then that’s a pretty big day,” he said. “The main factor here is that I have to stay a few steps ahead of the seed drill. Another factor is cost of diesel fuel. In a normal trip to the field and back, spraying 600 plus acres, I burn less than 40 gallons of diesel. You’ll never do that with any brand high wheel sprayer.” Sylte thinks the hydrostatic drive used on most sprayers consumes too much fuel and allows the machines to get stuck more often than mechanical drive sprayers. As well, getting stuck with hydrostatic drive burns out hydraulic drive motors. Sylte’s special order 3,100 gallon truck sprayer with 150 foot aluminum boom isn’t his first Sprayflex. “I’ve had truck sprayers for 20 years now. In 40 years of spraying, this new Sprayflex is the best ride I’ve ever had,” he said. “I bought my first Marflex (now Sprayflex) truck sprayer about 15 years ago. Because of the weight factor, these truck sprayers give me greater tank capacity than a high wheel sprayer.”

Sylte said his previous Sprayflex was a 2,000 gallon unit with a 120 foot boom and single rear axle. It was the biggest sprayer Sprayflex had built. With 25,000 acres under his belt, he said the new 150 foot machine handled well. “We saw very little boom bounce, which was a surprise for such a wide boom,” he said. “We installed a Raven boom height control. It told us that the boom remained relatively level throughout all our spraying. We’re in no-till and some minimum-till. We have a JD 1835 with hoe type openers on nineinch spacing, so our fields can be pretty rough sometimes, but that didn’t seem to bother the 150 foot boom. Our screen didn’t show any significant bounce, even at our normal spray speed of 15 to 16 m.p.h. and higher.” Sylte said a Sprayflex with twin screw differentials at 150 or 165 foot booms and a 3,100 gallon tank has to be the ultimate sprayer for big-acre producers who grow small grain cereals. “It has potential for one man to spray 1,800 acres in a long day and stay ahead of the seeding rig.” He said all that weight and extended leverage at the boom tips haven’t been a problem in wet conditions. “When we started this project, I talked to the guys at Sprayflex about adding a drive system to the front, but that’s a deep expenditure of $20,000 or more no matter how you do it,” he said. “We have full lock on both rear differentials. I only engaged it once this year (2012) when I was pulling out of a ditch. It picked the front tires right off the ground. So I would say we get plenty traction and torque transfer from those four rear tires. Right now, I don’t think we need front assist.” For more information, contact Sylte at 7 0 1 -5 7 0 -4 8 5 1 o r v isit www.





Big boom covers ground quickly BY RON LYSENG

Rather than use a welded box like some other big booms, the Sprayflex bolts together. Sections are the same along the entire width of the boom, making repairs easy without cutting and welding. | RON LYSENG PHOTOS


FARGO, N.D. — Jay Mercil had to tighten up his thinking cap two years ago when Ron Sylte ordered a 3,100 gallon sprayer with a 150 foot boom. Mercil, who co-owns Sprayflex in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, said his family has built truck style sprayers since the late 1990s, and Sylte has been buying their truck sprayers since the first one rolled out of the shop. “But we had never tackled anything this big,” he said. “Our biggest sprayer up until then had been the 120 foot model with a 2,000 gallon tank and single rear axle. It’s a regular item in our product line.” Sylte had just bought one of the Sprayflex 120 foot, single-axle truck sprayers with a 2,000 gallon tank. “But 120 feet wasn’t big enough. Ron wanted to cover more acres per day and get out of each field as fast as possible so he can get on to the next one, ” said Mercil. Custom building the one-off giant sprayer in time for spring spraying was a challenge, he added.

Mercil said there are critical factors to consider when building a 150 foot boom and a 3,100 gallon tank. The water alone weighs 26,000 pounds. “You have to look at the leverage factors associated with such a big boom: how will it react to things like bounce and turning? You don’t just build things bigger,” he said. “We didn’t go to school for engineering. We’ve been building sprayers long enough that now we can just figure these things out for ourselves. Our whole background is building bigger and better sprayers. That’s just what we do.” The company was known as Marflex when it was started by Mercil’s father, but Mercil and his brother changed the name to Sprayflex when they took it over in 2010. International trucks have been the basis of their sprayers since day one. Mercil feels International has the strongest chassis, with frame wall thickness of 7/16 inch. They started Sylte’s project with a new International powered by the standard 330 horsepower Maxforce

diesel. Mercil figured the truck would be shy on power with that engine, so they increased it to 390 h.p. They installed a heavier transmission because of the extra power and payload, stretched the frame by 12 feet and installed twin screw differentials. The first differential stays in the normal location and the second differential is 10 feet back. The 150 foot boom uses the same unique box design employed on the smaller Sprayflex aluminum booms. The formed boxes bolt together to form a light weight, rigid arm. Sylte took delivery in mid-April, just in time for spring spraying. The sprayer worked well throughout the 2012 season, racking up 25,000 acres. However, he had trouble matching the unit’s 150 foot spray swath to his quarter section fields in a manner that didn’t result in wasted partial half-mile passes as he finished the fields. S o the next step for the Sprayflex team will be to build the 165 foot sprayer that Sylte wants for this coming spring.

Jay Mercil says the design of the original Sprayflex aluminum boom allows him to extend the basic 100 foot boom up to 150 feet and wider. Mercil said many producers don’t understand that a truck sprayer can carry a bigger payload and handle bigger booms because the machine is lighter than a high wheel sprayer. This weight factor translates into less compaction in susceptible soils. The twin screw configuration further aids in distributing the load over a larger area. The twin screw setup is outfitted

with lockers and combined with the mechanical driveline it helps keep the machine from burying itself in the mud. Mercil said the price tag for a new sprayer like the one they custom built f o r Sy l t e w o u l d s e l l f o r a b o u t $325,000. For more information, contact Jay Mercil at 701-360-3544 or visit www.


Environment should be first and last priority ORGANIC MATTERS



uy McPherson of the University of Arizona says it well when he reminds us where our first allegiance should lie. “If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.” McPherson is reminding us that we are part of the earth, not the other way around, and she is entitled to our respect. The importance of earth was brought home to me in a visceral way last year when I was lucky enough to travel to Yellowknife. The landscape around Yellowknife is incredibly beautiful, in a stark and primal way. The rock formations are largely exposed: life bursts forth from the tiniest pockets of soil and trees hold on with the barest of encouragement. It reminded me how grateful I am for soil, the deep rich bounty of the Prairies. In organic agriculture, respect for

the environment and for soil is built into the basic principles: • Protect the environment, minimize soil degradation and erosion. • Maintain long-term soil fertility. Of course, these principles are followed up with specific encouragement of soil friendly practices such as green manure and biodiversity. It is a common misconception that organic farmers are not committed to soil quality because they use tillage. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is simply that organic farmers do not embrace chemistry as an alternative to tillage. Tillage can be a useful tool for organic producers, but it must be respected and used only as appropriate and in conjunction with other techniques that build soil. Soil scientists such as Diane Knight of the University of Saskatchewan have found that practices that feed the soil, such as green manure and forage in rotations, mitigate the damage that might otherwise come from tillage. Soil is obviously the foundation of agriculture, but I am also concerned about how we on the Prairies relate to wind and water. Our attitude to trees is particularly alarming. I understand that trees get in the way of big equipment, but they are crucial in reducing wind speed and temperature extremes. They provide

habitat within and around them. They are oases for wildlife in the vast monoculture deserts we create. They filter and gentle the air moving across the prairie. This year I have seen a growing tendency to remove the woodlots and hedgerows, which goes hand in hand with the idea that we no longer need a federal shelter belt program. In the same vein, I regularly ask students in my organic weed management class how they can incorporate natural areas into their farm plan. In the past, I have heard answers that revolve around the importance of shelter belts, sloughs and native prairie in providing beneficial biodiversity. This year, I heard plans to cultivate this waste land and make it productive. This change in mindset seems tragic to me. I am also concerned about water. Year after year of flooding is a bit of a shock in a land conditioned to drought, but I think it is time to shake ourselves and consider our collective role in this. No, I don’t mean fossil fuel contributing to climate weirdness, though that is important, too. If we look at the native vegetation of the prairie, which is somewhere between the dry of desert and the wet of muskeg, we find an enduring mixture of species adapted to both wet and dry.

In the longterm, cycling between these two states is natural. What we are missing now is the resilience that comes, on a small scale, from high organic matter in the soil, and on a landscape scale, from marshes and sloughs and ponds. Increased organic matter allows land to cycle water more effectively, absorb it and retain it. Organic matter is increased by feeding the soil through the use of green manures, forage in rotation and returning crop residues to the soil. Prairie potholes are the sponges that soak up the excess in the wet cycle and release it gently to be absorbed into the aquifers, dry lands and air for recycling. Cattails and slough grass filter and slow the water’s movements. Like shelter belts, marshes provide landscape diversity and protect us from extremes. Cultivating from road allowance to road allowance all across the rural municipality is not what is best for natural resilience processes. When I compare the agricultural potential we have on the Prairies to the stark beauty and harsh environment around Yellowknife, I am grateful to the stewards of the land, the soil, the trees and the wetlands. My wish for the new year is that we all remember how lucky we are, and that we work to respect the bounty that encompasses us.

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“Nature is the home team and she always bats last.” I had a hard time finding the original author of this adage, but it is an important reminder. We can treat the earth with respect, out of love and admiration for her beauty and power. If we don’t treat the earth with respect, there will be, and already there are, consequences. Brenda Frick, Ph.D., P.Ag. is an extension agrologist and researcher in organic agriculture. She welcomes your comments at 306-260-0663 or email





Great Plains has great plans for corn, canola Twin row seed singulation | It might be one of the best options for improved corn and canola yields BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Nine years of replicated research by nine organizations gave twin row spacing with singulation and precise seed placement an 8.1 to 33.5 bushel per acre benefit in corn. That’s a significant increase, regardless of corn prices in any given year, because it comes without additional input costs. The only additional cost is the price of a new planter. Based on those third party studies, Great Plains Manufacturing began playing with twin row seeding 12 years ago. By 2004, the Kansas-based company had enough confidence in the concept to put its own twin row corn planters on the market. Recent interest in precise canola seed placement through a corn planter, coupled with greater interest in the twin row spacing concept, prompted Great Plains to delve further into this unknown territory, says company representative Ryan Haffner. “We really haven’t promoted the twin row, precise seed placement on the Canadian Prairies until recently,” Haffner said. He said interest in the technology has blossomed in the past two years. Great Plains already had the technology, and it was a matter of bringing it to new regions such as Western Canada. “Mazer Group has just recently taken on our line of Twin Row planters, and they already have orders. The interest level is definitely high with canola growers,” he said. “Your prairie Canada corn frontier line keeps pushing to the north and west. Producers expanding their corn acreage are finding it easier to justify the investment in a planter. And if they’re growing

Sunlight isn’t critical until corn is knee high, or at the V7 stage. At that point, corn planted with the Great Plains Twin Row planter had access to 90 percent of available sunlight. Corn on 20 inch row spacing could access only 68 percent of available sunlight. Corn on 30 inch row spacing could access only 30 percent of available sunlight. | GREAT PLAINS PHOTO canola, too, they can use the same planter to get a double benefit from higher canola yields.” Haffner said corn growers in the Red River Valley and irrigated southern Alberta are fortunate to be in high yielding areas where additional investment pays. “These are areas where producers can really push plant populations,” he said. “Pushing plant populations is where the twin row concept really shows off, especially in silage corn. In drier areas, where corn plant populations are typically 30,000 or

less, I’d say twin row isn’t as much of a benefit. Water is usually the limiting factor.” He said the interest level is also high with canola growers, who can see a big payback from small improvements in planting accuracy and the resulting seed savings. Equipment manufacturers who have been working on singulation of canola seed say recent improvements in the process mean growers can expect even more yield benefits. In addition to the Twin Row Planter,

Great Plains is expanding its product line by introducing a dedicated single disc canola planter on 10-inch row spacing. “We use a pressurized system instead of a vacuum,” he said. “ Vacuums tend to suck seeds through the holes. Great Plains doesn’t have those holes. Seeds have no place to go except into the pockets. We will have a pre-production run of machines this spring. We plan to be a pioneer in canola singulation. Thus far, the results look great. We’re very excited about what seed singulation can do for canola producers.” Great Plains is the only company with singulation on 10-inch row spacings. Other manufacturers with canola singulation discs are on 15inch row spacing. The single disc planter has other features besides singulation. The operator can lift one set of units to get 20-inch row spacing for corn or soybeans or he can lift two sets of units for corn on 30-inch row spacing.” The Great Plains Twin Row planter and the single row dedicated

TWIN ROW FACTORS Leading manufacturers such as Great Plains are focusing attention on twin row technology for a number of reasons: • More space in the soil for root development, allowing roots better access to moisture and nutrients. • Higher plant populations are possible. • Works with a wide range of crops. • Better sunlight use. • In-crop side dressing made easier. • Bigger diameter stalks. • Higher silage tonnage. • Can be harvested with regular 30 inch corn header. canola planter will be on display later this month at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon. Great Plains twin row and single row planters are now sold by independent dealers in Western Canada. For more information, visit www.

Great Plains developed its Twin Row corn planter after inspecting nine different independent studies showing that twin row in corn has a yield benefit over single row spacing. The yield advantage ranged from 8.1 bushels per acre to 33.5 bu. per acre.





Case debuts twin row planters Crop rotation | Case says corn-canola-wheat is a good rotation for the Prairies BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Case recently introduced a new twin row planter for prairie farmers who want to increase corn yields or move into a longer crop rotation. Corn growers who want to increase plant populations without changing cropping practices are the main twin row market, but other niche markets also exist, including the Prairies. The prairie corn line may be moving north, closer to the tree line, but a dedicated corn planter is still a pretty big investment for a few hundred acres of corn a year, said Bill Hoeg, Case IH’s planter manager for North America. “It’s a lot easier to justify the investment if you use it for two or three different crops,” he said. “With a longer rotation, the planter extends your ability to use the machine over a greater period of time and for more acres. That, along with increased yield, makes it an attractive investment. Our planter business in your canola areas has really taken off. Guys are buying them mainly for canola, but they’re looking hard at a corn-canola-wheat rotation.” Hoeg said Case has a team in Saskatchewan and Alberta working on wide row canola, and the trials they’ve done with the corn-canolawheat rotation have been favourable. He said the key to making the rotation work is the high value corn crop in conjunction with carefully placed canola seed, both using a corn planter. A readily available corn market is important for the rotation to succeed, so Case is starting by focusing on areas with high silage production: Alberta’s beef sector and dairy areas across the Prairies. “Overall, twin-row crop production is increasing in popularity in North America because of the potential yield advantages,” Hoeg said. “Farmers want to increase corn plant populations without making new investments or major modifications to existing harvesting or spraying equipment. Essentially, you change your planter and everything else remains the same as it was.” Hoeg said the concept involves staggering seed in twin rows, eight inches apart on 30, 36, 38 or 40 inch centres. The grower’s existing corn head, which is already set for 30, 36, 38 or 40 -inch rows, can harvest twin rows without adjustment. “Twin row can also be used with other row crops, such as soybeans, milo and sunflowers,” he said. “It’s often credited for increased standability of crops. Plus, it utilizes a higher percentage of an acre compared to standard row widths.” Hoeg said the Case twin-row planters are the same as the Great Plains machines, but some features that are optional on other brands are standard equipment on Case. “We have a supply agreement with Great Plains. We add our monitor and electronics to the Great Plains Twin Row Planter,” he said. “Everything on the planter can be integrated into our system, including tractor, planter, sprayer, swather, combine or any other implement.”

The planters have eight inches between each of the twin-row pairs. They also have an optional floating residue manager or coulter, standard seed firmers and cast or spider closing wheels. Heavy-duty down-pressure springs provide up to 500 pounds of pressure to penetrate packed soil and slice through tough residue. Offset 15-inch blades further contribute to the penetration, accuracy and cutting ability. The planters have an Air-Pro metering system that uses a hydraulic fan to provide positive air to the meters for exceptional accuracy.

Case IH will offer the following twin row planter models this year: • 825A3P: Rigid-mounted eight-row planter with positive ground drive and 1.6-bushel hopper on each row. • 4025A3PS: Stack-fold planter available in 12, 16 and 30-inch configurations with either an 82 bu. hopper or a customer-supplied ProBox. • 1225A FF and 1625A FF: Front-fold planters with hydraulic seed drive, available in 12, 16 and 30-inch configurations. They feature an 82 or 150 bu. hopper or may be used with a customer-supplied ProBox.

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Grain commission reviewing plans for user fees Industry consultations | Canadian Grain Commission looking to generate $15 to $20 million more per year BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

It still remains to be seen whether the Canadian Grain Commission will reconsider plans to generate an additional $15 to $20 million per year by 2018 through increased user fees. Spokesperson Remi Gosselin said in a recent email that the commission has completed another round of industry consultations and will consider stakeholder comments before submitting a formal proposal to Parliament later this year. The grain commission posted a summary of stakeholder comments on its website at www.grainscanada. in December. Among other things, stakeholders suggested: • CGC funding from the federal government, projected at $5.45 million per year beginning in 2014-15, is too low and should be increased to reflect the true value of CGC services that benefit the Canadian public. • Government funding should be indexed for inflation and increased by 1.6 percent annually. Earlier proposals circulated by the grain commission indexed user fees to account for inflation but didn’t do the same for government funding. • User fee increases proposed by the CGC are too high and place too

great a burden on industry stakeholders, particularly primary grain producers. • The commission should continue to look for other ways to streamline its operations and reduce operating costs. Many stakeholders recommended that the commission update its governance structure, modernize the Canada Grains Act and eliminate mandatory outward inspections of Canadian grain being exported abroad. Eighteen written comments were submitted during the most recent round of the user-fee consultations, which concluded Nov. 30. “All stakeholder comments will be taken into consideration when we make recommendations and submit a formal proposal to cabinet and Parliament regarding changes to our user fees,” said Gosselin. “We would like to implement a new fee schedule for Aug. 1, 2013, the start of the new crop year.” Updates to grain commission user fees have been in the works for several years. The commission hopes that generating more revenues through user fees will reduce its reliance on federal government funding, which in recent years has exceeded $30 million a year. New fees proposed by the commission could cost farmers and others in

The Canadian Grain Commission is considering comments from stakeholders before submitting a proposal to Parliament to increase user fees. | FILE PHOTO the grain industry an additional $15 to $20 million per year by 2018, over and above what they now pay. At the same time, changes to grain commission services are expected to shave another $20 million from the commission’s annual operating costs. The proposed changes to commission services will include: • Eliminating mandatory inward inspection and weighing of grain by the CGC at terminal and transfer elevators. • Eliminating the Grain Appeals Tribunal. • Discontinuing elevator weigh-

overs and eliminating registration and cancellation of elevator receipts. • Eliminating the transfer elevator class within CGC operations. • Adopting a new insurance-based system to replace the grain commission’s bond-based security program that protects primary grain producers against financial losses in the event of grain company insolvencies. If approved, the proposed changes would take effect Aug. 1. Marlene Caskey, a farmer and director with the Canadian Canola Growers

Association (CCGA), said efforts to streamline the commission will benefit everyone in the grain industry. However, she urged Ottawa to account fully for the cost of grain commission services that benefit the entire Canadian population and not just farmers and others in the grain industry. Caskey said government contributions of $5.45 million annually would amount to nine percent of the commission’s annual operating budget by 2017-18, while user fees would account for the remaining 91 percent. “The proposed user fees are significantly higher than what farmers are currently paying,” Caskey said late last year. “The CCGA’s position is that the public good pieces (should account for) closer to 25 percent (of CGC costs) rather than the nine percent currently being offered.” Doug Robertson, president of the Western Barley Growers Association, said producers will absorb any additional fees imposed on the grain industry. “There’s no sense in pussy footing around.… Any mandatory costs are going to be ultimately borne by farmers,” he said. “We’d also be in favour of (eliminating) outward inspection … or at least not having the Canadian Grain Commission responsible for that.”


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THE CASE OF THE SUICIDAL VETERINARIAN Studies show veterinarians are at higher risk of mental distress than either the general population or those in other health fields. Some vet colleges are taking action. | Page 66

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Development centre provides TLC Feed rations important | Animals weighed and vaccinated, heifers bred, bulls tested for sperm viability and feed efficiency BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

CROSSFIELD, Alta. — Earl and Jonathan Scott were not entirely sure where they were headed when they decided to convert a former dairy bull facility into a purebred cattle development centre. “We thought we would get some heifers and some bulls. We ended up with more heifers overall,” said Earl, who owns the Crossfield Creek facility with his wife, Debra, son, Jonathan, and Jonathan’s wife, Camille. They placed a few ads last year and soon the phone was ringing with inquiries about what they might have to offer at their central Alberta facility. Heifers came from as far away as Kelowna, B.C., but most are from central Alberta. The heifers arrived in September and October and weighed 550 to 700 pounds. They are set to gain 1.25 lb. per day. Many purebred operations calve in February, so these young females need to be ready for a breeding program by this April. “You want them flush and cycling and ready to be bred in the spring,” said Earl. The bulls also weighed 500 to 700 lb. and will be raised to gain three to 3.5 lb. per day with advice from a local veterinarian and nutritionist. The Scotts grow their own silage and hay as well as some of the straw needed for bedding. The cattle receive a mixture of silage, hay, pellets and a small amount of grain from the silage mix. The feed is analyzed, and pellets balance the ration for what the bulls need for growth. Cattle need proper nutrition for breeding. Skinny animals are not going to calve. “If you are not developing them right, it is hard to get heifers to calve and hard to get bulls to produce semen.” The bulls are destined for commercial herds, and customers can have the animals tested to make sure they are capable of producing semen. The Scotts will also breed heifers before they return home in spring if customers request the service. “A lot of them are smaller breeders and quite a few of them have other jobs,” Earl said. “They don’t have the facilities and they don’t have the time and in some cases, people don’t have the knowledge to develop them.” The family has 300 Angus, Hereford, Gelbvieh and Limousin on the site. The cattle are held in large open pens, and all animals are vaccinated. The bulls are weighed once a month and the data is sent to a veterinarian

Jonathan Scott oversees the day to day business at the Crossfield Creek livestock facility near Crossfield, Alta. About 300 Hereford, Gelbvieh, Limousin and Angus bulls and heifers are on a specialized feeding program to get them ready for spring breeding. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTOS who uses it to assess how well the bulls are using feed. “For purebred cattle, people are expecting a little more care and attention than commercial cattle,” he said. “The things we try to concentrate on here is lots of straw in the pens and bedding. They don’t have tag and manure hanging on them and they are looked at all the time.” Jonathan checks the cattle every day and is able to offer personal care. “I told customers to be prepared to pay for bedding because I can’t stand cattle with tag on them,” he said. The family adds canola straw to the bedding pack because it sheds moisture. The Scotts also have a large purebred Angus operation, and some of their bull customers have asked them to take care of their commercial heifers as well. This facility once housed Holstein bulls that were being held before they went to the Western Breeders centre for semen collection. The site is licensed under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as an artificial insemination bull housing facility.

For purebred cattle, people are expecting a little more care and attention than commercial cattle. EARL SCOTT CROSSFIELD CREEK OPERATOR

Earl started with Prairie Breeders in southern Alberta and then moved to Western Breeders at Balzac, north of Calgary. He ended up as vice-president of operations, supervising 80 staff and 600 bulls. He also worked as an artificial insemination instructor. “I likely trained 2,000 people in the prairie provinces,” he said. That background has prompted customer requests to hold onto their cows while they wait for embryo flushing. A project with Alta Genetics involves holding Brahman type cattle that are going to be flushed for embryos. These are implanted in recipients to produce more bos indicus type cattle. The resulting genet-

ics will be shipped back to South America. This site was engineered in 2002 and was among the first to be built under Alberta’s Agricultural Operations Practices Act as an intensive livestock operation. “We broke the ground. We had more red tape to go through than anybody else because we were the first,” Earl said. “When we decided to build this, we went around and talked to all our neighbours and told them that we

weren’t running 10,000 head here. It is a small, hands-on facility.… Our goal isn’t to be like a big feedlot.” The company has also developed an environmental farm plan and is ready for whatever the cattle industry requests. “You never know what is coming down the pike. We are on a small land base … we are not into grain farming. We like cattle,” Earl said. “If we can’t make money looking after cattle, we are open to facilitating whatever the client may have.”





Alta. sale offers cream of the crop Simmentals Packed arena | Cattle averaged $9,743 with the high seller going for $36,000 BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

OLDS, Alta. — Starting a new business is never easy but in an industry crying out for a new generation to carry the torch, one group of young men has accepted the challenge. Bohrson Marketing Services of Carstairs, Alta., since forming last year has managed 70 sales for Simmental, Limousin and Angus producers. “Our average age is 30 years old but we have had a lot of experience on the show road and in the cattle industry,” said Scott Bohrson, who is working with long-time friends Colton Hamilton from Alberta, Geoff Anderson f ro m S a s k a t c h e w a n a n d B r a d Buchanan from Ontario. To finish the year they decided to stage a night sale at Olds that offers a group of cattle sourced from some of the industr y’s most prominent Simmental herds. Many of the cattle were champions and division winners from this year’s shows.

The result was a packed sales arena on a snowy night, as well as phone bids and more than 200 people on the internet. The sale was part of four large end-of-season Simmental events. The sale took 90 minutes and the final results were 45.5 lots that totalled $443,300 and averaged $9,743. The majority of offerings were open heifers with the top seller being a red baldie female born last January. Consigned by Garth Rancier of Killam, Alta., this daughter of champions sold for $36,000 to Rust Mountain View Ranch in North Dakota. Rancier also sold a polled black female for $25,000 to Westman Land and Cattle in Vermilion, Alta. The third entry from this operation went for $17,000 to Foley Simmentals in Ontario. “Scott and his crew have a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion for the cattle business and the people in it and have gained a huge amount of respect from cattlemen young and old in both the purebred and com-

This young female named RF Scream 216Z was the top selling Simmental at the Friday Night Lights sale held in Olds, Alta., Dec. 14. Consigned by Garth Rancier of Killam, Alta., the final bid was $36,000 from Rust Mountain View Ranch in North Dakota. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTOS mercial sectors of the industry,” said Rancier. “They’ve done an awesome job and people have a lot of confidence in the cattle they select,” he said. The second high seller of the evening was a black bull born last January from Harvie Ranching at Olds. It sold for $30,000 to a partnership in the United States and Canada. It will live in North Dakota. Harvie Ranching also bought a high selling red polled female born last January for $20,000. It came from Sunny Valley Simmentals of Hanley, Sask.

Ryan Dorran takes bids. The Simmental sale averaged $9,743 on 45.5 lots with the best prices paid for a yearling bull and open heifers.


Studies show veterinarians at risk for mental health issues ANIMAL HEALTH



briefly let go of my dream of becoming a veterinarian while in my late teens. Caving to pressure from wellmeaning but ill-informed people, I shifted my career objectives from veterinary medicine to human dentistry. Luckily for me, after a few years in the dark, I was finally able to tune out the nay-sayers and pursue my passion — although I still have a fascination with teeth. Interestingly, many of the same people commented on my dental pursuits by informing me that dentists have the highest suicide rates of all the health professions. In fact, they were wrong again. Veterinarians are four times more likely to take their own lives than people in the general population and twice as likely as other health professionals, including pharmacists, dentists and physicians, according to a recent British study. Similar results have been found in

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine offers a class in stress reduction for professionals dealing with mental health issues.

studies from the United States, Australia and Europe. Given that women in the general public are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety disorders than men, it is not surprising that a few studies have identified women vets as being at higher risk than male vets. With the changing demographics of the profession from primarily male to primarily female, the impact of mental health disease is anticipated to increase. Why are veterinarians at increased risk? Research into the mental health of veterinarians is ongoing, but several contributing factors have been suggested. People who choose to enter the profession may be predisposed to

mental health disease. A 2012 study of Alabama veterinarians found that two-thirds of practicing veterinarians had suffered from clinical depression. Furthermore, a quarter had contemplated suicide since graduation from veterinary school. Stress relating to veterinary education may be partially to blame. Evidence suggests veterinary students are at extremely high risk of suffering from depression and anxiety. Veterinary school is no walk in the park. Countless long-term relationships ended among my classmates, and burnout and stress were high. Little changes in private practice, where new graduates often begin their careers already emotionally and sometimes physically depleted. I briefly worked at a practice where one of the partner veterinarians

bragged about how many hours he worked and that his wife raised their children. Unfortunately, this lack of work-life balance is all too common in our profession. Other possible predisposing factors that have been identified include stress in life and practice, drug and alcohol abuse, comfort with and knowledge about euthanasia, isolation and societal stigma attached to mental health. Perfectionism can lead to significant stress in practice. Dr. Brian Goodman recently told a TED Talks conference that medical doctors are expected to bat 1,000, while baseball players who bat 400 make it into the hall of fame. In other words, the expectation is physicians will make no mistakes. Veterinarians often face the same pressure to be perfect. Remember, vets are only human. Veterinarians not only have access to drugs and techniques but also have a high level of comfort with euthanasia. While the James Herriot version of veterinary medicine dominates the perception of what veterinarians do, keep in mind we are trained to kill animals and unfortunately, we do it often. Fortunately, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the provincial associations are noticing the disturbing trend toward mental health issues and are taking action.

Many provincial associations provide their members with anonymous access to psychologists, and the CVMA has created a task force to investigate and attempt to aid this problem. Formed in 2010, the CVMA Task force on Member Wellness surveyed Canadian vets to gauge the burden of mental health issues. It found that 19 percent had seriously contemplated suicide and half had experienced burnout. An elective class that teaches mindfulness is a novel approach to stress reduction at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The technique has been demonstrated in numerous demographics to aid with stress reduction. This is the first time it has been formally used in veterinary medical education, but the results are en-couraging. The college offered a similar course for practicing veterinarians this past fall. My purpose in writing this column is not to make you feel guilty about calling your vet at 2 a.m. for an emergency caesarean section, although you probably should feel guilty if the animal has been in labour since dinner time. Rather, my intention is to bring awareness to the issues of mental health and suicide in the profession. Dr. Jamie Rothenburger is a veterinary pathology resident at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.






Give hay breathing room: specialist

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Preventing mould, rot | Moisture accumulates in stacked bales and wind cannot dry them out BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Neat triangle-shaped stacks might be producers’ favourite way to store bales, but that method causes the most damage to the hay, said Barry Yaremcio, Alberta’s beef and forage specialist. He told the Foraging into the Future conference last month that producers who are short on feed and looking at old hay should consider how it has been stored and for how long. The quality will have been affected even if the hay was put up in the best conditions. He said deterioration begins within 20 days of baling, and every inch of rain results in 180 pounds of water on a six-foot-diameter bale. Moisture accumulates wherever bales touch each other, causing mould and rot. Bales in a triangle stack lie lengthwise and most of their surfaces are in contact with other bales. Water or snow runs down between all the top bales into the middle and then into the lower layer. Damage can be as much as 20 percent, Yaremcio said. He said the mushroom stack, in which a bale on its flat end is topped with a bale on its side, is better, but it still causes damage of about 10.6 percent, according to research at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute. The best method is not to stack the bales at all. “Keep those bales in single rows and keep them about six to 10 inches apart,” he said. The rows should be about a metre apart, and it also helps if they can be set on higher ground. “If you’ve got a northwest-southeast wind, make that row in the same direction so the wind blows and takes all that snow out from between the

Assess management | Information from packing plants could help make business decisions BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

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rows of bales,” he said. The best way to prevent deterioration is to store hay under cover, such as plastic, tarps or sheds. Plastic can attract magpies and deer, which make holes and allow moisture inside. “Net wrap compared to twine provides a better cover and a more uniform surface that water and rain or moisture will run off those bales and go onto the ground,” Yaremcio said. “Twine that is spaced more than four inches apart will provide valleys and hilltops on that bale and anyplace you’ve got that difference in height on that hay, that’s where the moisture is going to try to seep in and get into the bale itself.” He said producers should consider

using hay sheds with open sides to let the wind through. An $85,000 shed can store enough hay to feed a 250-cow herd for one year. The payback is 20 years when hay costs $60 per tonne and six to seven years when it is $90 per tonne. Hay stored indoors offers better digestibility, he added. Yaremcio recommended a proper feed test to make sure cattle are receiving adequate nutrition from old hay. “If you have an 11 or 12 percent protein hay the first year with 60 to 65 percent (total digestible nutrients), the second year that hay could only be eight to 10 percent protein, maybe 55 percent TDN, so in fact the loss in quality will prevent you from provid-

ing adequate nutrition to a cow in late pregnancy with a two-year-old hay, compared to that first year hay, which will be good enough to feed cows through lactation,” he said. Cattle eat less old hay, and it should never be fed to weaned calves and replacement heifers. Mature cows and older cows in mid-pregnancy have the lowest requirements and could be fed the older hay, but Yaremcio advised producers to remember there will be waste. He also said a balanced ration can save producers $40 to $50 per cow in feed costs. As well, no studies have been done into the value of three-year-old hay. He advised rolling it out as bedding.


Thanks for the ride: passing of a good partner COWBOY LOGIC



knew he couldn’t live forever, but it sure seemed like he was going to do just that. His given name was Mose Hollywood on his Quarter Horse registration papers. We just called him Dude. He was a sorrel gelding, born near Ray in western North Dakota in 1984. He became my horse in 1988 for a $500 cheque of my own money I’d saved from the entrepreneurial activities of my youth. Best $500 I ever spent. Like most horses, he had his good points and a few things we needed to work on. He wasn’t necessarily a sure

footed horse when I first got him, but the more I rode him the better he got. The best point he always had and always kept right up to his last day was disposition. He was the nicest, calmest, kindest horse I’ve ever been around. There wasn’t an ornery or ill tempered bone in his body. Anybody could ride Dude, and everybody did. Novice riders, foreign visitors, cousins, girlfriends, kids of all ages, an occasional baby calf in a storm, and, I think, even our Border Collie. He never complained, balked or bucked about any of it. Dude became kind of famous in 1993 when I wrote about him in a writing contest put on by the American Quarter Horse Association. I wrote a little essay about this sorrel gelding and me and our life on the ranch. The association picked it to be one of 10 out of more than 1,000 entries to use in an advertising campaign. I got a little prize money, Dude got a little

notoriety, and, in a way, it put me on the path to where we are today. Being one of the winners in that essay contest got me interviewed for a story in a Sunday Grand Forks Herald. That story got me work for its sister publication, Agweek, as a freelance writer, and eventually writing a column we came to call Cowboy Logic. Someone who regularly read that column offered me a job with Fort Dodge Animal Health. While working for Fort Dodge, I put on a supper meeting for ranchers with a veterinarian from New Town, N.D. Into that meeting walked the woman who I would ask to be my wife. Together, we’ve been able to ranch, publish three books, serve in the legislature, campaign for governor and raise three beautiful children who — full circle here — all learned how to ride horse on that kind hearted sorrel gelding named Dude. That horse earned every bale of hay and bite of grass he ever took on this

ranch. I wish we could have given him more. But everything that has a beginning must, someday, have an end. The end came recently for our 28-yearold equine friend. I had told the family that Dude was getting awfully old. You could see it in his hair coat and his eyes and in the slowness of his movement. He was still eating and getting around, but when he started losing weight, I told the kids, and myself, that this might be his last winter. I was prepared for the grisly job of saying goodbye and putting him down, but old Dude spared me that pain, laid down on the ground of the ranch where he’d spent 24 of his 28 years and drifted off. Thank you for all the rides, partner. You were a good horse and one that we won’t ever forget on this ranch. Ryan Taylor is a rancher, writer and senator in the state legislature from Towner, North Dakota.

NANTON, Alta. — The introduction of mandatory radio frequency ear tags in Canada immediately prompted some cattle producers to look for ways to take advantage of the information potential. Attaching birth dates, health records and other facts to the individual numbers embedded in the tag turned cattle into walking databases. By working with the Beef Info Xchange System, these producers can now find out how each animal measured up at the packing plant, said Larry Thomas, head of the program run through the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Cargill Meat Solutions at Guelph, Ont., and High River, Alta., joined the program last Januar y and have returned carcass data on 1.5 million head. XL Foods at Brooks, Alta., was participating until E. coli contamination forced it to temporarily close last fall. It is expected to rejoin. Since November, producers have been able to check the results attached to their cattle’s numbers. Several years of data will be needed to turn the numbers into useful information, but it will be able to show producers if they are making progress or need to make changes. “It is about you getting hard data back to make effective business decisions based on hard data and just not innuendo,” Thomas told a recent beef education day in Nanton. Packer data includes slaughter date, hot carcass weight, gender, yield, grade, fat depth and marbling scores. Total days to slaughter may be added later. A cross border committee is talking about going wider because the data is now lost if Canadian cattle are exported to the United States. The next phase is working with feedlots to provide health scores and information about implant and beta agonist use. Producers join the program by providing their names and contact information. The database includes space to add statistics about their cattle, such as health programs, hormone use, breed, colour, dehorning, castration methods and other facts that could be useful to a potential buyer. A buyer can send a query looking for a certain type of cattle and the system administrator forwards it to selected producers who may have that type. They can reply to the buyer if they wish. “You can connect up to players in the industry seeking what you might do on your ranch or feedlot and then help your bottom business line,” Thomas said. For more information, visit www.
















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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Bob Notenbomer envisions a one-acre greenhouse with heated concrete floors, roof panels that can open to the sky, sophisticated electronics and live webcams for operator and public viewing. Inside will flourish 3,000 feeder pigs. The current garden centre and greenhouse operator and former chief executive officer of Pure Lean Hogs Inc. has registered a new business, Genex Compost Company Ltd., which he sees as a new concept in hog production, family farming, humane animal handling and environmental friendliness. Notenbomer said he started working on the concept in 1993. “There hasn’t been one day since then that this hasn’t rolled through my head,” he said in a late December interview. His plan involves selling franchises in Genex so there will be multiple Canadian operations supplying hogs and compost in two revenue streams. Built to Genex design specifications, the greenhouse buildings would be one-person operations that involve group housing of 3,000 feeder pigs and daily collection of manure. A compost process would turn the excrement into usable fertilizer within 23 days. Genex has begun building the first barn north of Swift Current, Sask. Part of Notenbomer’s confidence in his concept is based on his past hog barn designs used at Pure Lean operations in Bow Island and Oyen, Alta. Those operations went under in the early 2000s because of market conditions and other challenges. “We know that the system will work. There’s every technical reason to know that this system will produce 9,000 hogs a year in a family farm manner and provide a good living for the people that run it,” Notenbomer said. “We will start with one barn, and hope for six, eight or 10 barns within five years.” Hogs will be raised in group housing with heated concrete floors and straw bedding. The operator can determine where the pigs congregate by adjusting floor heat, which facilitates daily barn manure cleanout using a small tractor. The only water needed is for hog consumption. Unmedicated rations will be provided through electronic feeders. Weight and temperature will be measured when each animal passes through a stanchion on the way to the feeder.


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Bob Notenbomer, left, and his son, Logan, hold samples of composted and pelletted hog manure, similar to what they expect will be produced through the Genex Compost Company Ltd. Notenbomer’s concept involves raising hogs in a greenhouse type barn, shown below, then composting manure and selling finished hogs and fertilizer. |


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In good weather, the hogs will have access to an outside concrete pad within a larger enclosure. On hot days, a misting mechanism will be used to cool them. As for the compost, the concept involves an aerated concrete-floored channel with a compost turning machine mounted on the channel walls. The manure is composted in slightly more than three weeks to the point where it can be bulk stored or pelletized for shipment and sale. Bill desBarres is acting as a facilitator for Genex as it launches its first barn and seeks franchisees. “We’re going to address three different things,” said desBarres. “The family farm can come back, animal byproducts will have a market, which can hopefully reduce the cost of meat protein that goes to the table.” Added Notenbomer: “And the animals are going to have a much better life.” He said Genex operations will be different from current commercial hog facilities. “If a normal person that’s never seen a hog barn before walks inside those things, they look at this and they just think this is just absolutely amazing that we see this as normal, that these animals actually lay wall to


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wall, on concrete, over a manure pit in a dark, ventilated building. We’re going to completely change that.” The all-in, all-out Genex operation will be turned three times per year, with a 10 to 14 day idle period between to allow sanitation. The number of hogs is determined by what the composting system can handle per day. DesBarres estimated the cost of a franchise at $2.5 to $2.7 million, although that has yet to be determined. It would include the structure, computers, training and support but not the land. A minimum 10 acres would be needed for one operation, said desBarres. “You would become a partner in the Genex team, and a shareholder, and each franchisee will be affected by the profits of each of the other barns.” Notenbomer said the two streams of income would protect operators from hog market volatility. From his experience in hogs and greenhouse operations he has learned there is a

demand for organic compost and has markets ready to buy the product. Genex will acquire the hogs for each franchise, set the criteria for the operation, provide the feed rations and market both hogs and compost, added desBarres. Notenbomer estimates that the average profit of $20 to $25 per hog could be doubled if the compost is also sold. However, he plans to proceed carefully, with his son, Logan, operating the first facility. Jennifer Brown, an ethology research scientist at the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, said Genex’s plans for hog handling sound promising. Increased interest in the humane handling of food animals makes it more important to show the public how animals are raised, she said. She knows of one American poultry barn that has online public viewing access of the type Genex proposes. As well, straw bedding and more space per hog can reduce fighting and the injuries that pigs can inflict on one another.

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Mosaic earnings dip CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Quarterly operating earnings at Mosaic Co. fell 30 percent to $560 million from $797 million a year earlier, with the company citing lower sales volume. However, net income of $629 million for the quarter ended Nov. 30 topped the $624 million made last year. A new agreement with China brings in lower potash prices, but Mosaic head Jim Prokopanko expects higher volume.





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f you had wandered into Philip Short’s kitchen a few years ago, you would have seen piles of homemade packages. “For three years, our kitchen was full of packaging,” says the farmer, wholesaler, and retailer of tender fruit from Vineland Station, Ont. “I was constantly designing fruit packaging. If I thought it had some merit, I’d put it in the kitchen and just walk by it for several days. Thankfully, my wife put up with me.” It was a humble start, but Short’s determination to create a better package for peaches and other tender fruit has paid off. This year, more than half of Ontario’s peach crop was sold in the clear plastic, stackable, lidded baskets made by Short’s company, Vortex Packaging Niagara Inc. It’s a remarkable story driven by Short’s ability to see a situation from the vantage point of others, which is a valuable lesson on any farm. Like most fruit growers, Short was

content with the traditional ovalshaped cardboard baskets and their distinctive hoop handle. Sure, they took a lot of space in the packing plant before harvest, but they were relatively cheap and easy to pack. But ever since he had started his farm, NBF Produce Ltd., in 1972, Short had also been retailing and wholesaling fruit from other farms, totalling 500 acres of tender fruit. That allowed him to look at the baskets from a different point of view. “I listened to retailers being very disgruntled about the display at the store level and complaining about the quality of the fruit,” he says. “It was clear they wanted something new.” Topping the list was “shrink,” everything from spoilage to customers grabbing fruit from another basket. In the tender fruit business, shrink tops 30 percent. Retailers and wholesalers also disliked the traditional baskets because they couldn’t be stacked. These were old complaints, but Short realized they could no longer be ignored. Stores were cutting labour costs, which meant fewer staff in the produce area to fuss over the problematic baskets. “For me, everything is driven by sales,” says Short. “I saw sales of tender fruit flat lining and, in some cases, declining. Something needed to be done.” So he started tinkering.

“My first prototypes were ugly,” he says. “There was one with a cardboard base and a nylon mesh over it. I can laugh about it now, but it looked like a hair net.” It was soon apparent that the solution would be some sort of stackable plastic clamshell. And while the oblong baskets he eventually created may seem straightforward, the opposite is true. Stackable and lidded only partly satisfied retailers: the consumer also had to be happy. Retail testing found that retaining the handle was key, as was being able to see all of the fruit. Opaque polypropylene didn’t make the cut, but crystal-clear PET, which is the plastic used in pop bottles, caused an issue with consumers worried about waste. As a result, Short uses at least 50 percent recycled PET. Paper labels were a recycling issue because of their adhesive, so he uses clear plastic ones that can be easily peeled off. The biggest bonus was discovering that cardboard was actually wicking moisture from the fruit. Using plastic not only reduced shrink by 20 percentage points, but it also extended shelf life by seven days. “That just fell into our lap,” says Short. Wholesalers, retailers and consumers loved it, but growers weren’t keen at first, mostly because it cost more.

In fact, when he presented the idea to the marketing board, he was bluntly told, “it’s not going anywhere.” The board’s view changed when Short said he had been working with buyers from Loblaws who wanted to go exclusively with it in their Ontario stores and expected it would generate higher sales. In the end, Short says, the key was finding something that “worked for everyone: the grower, the wholesaler, the retailer and the consumer.” When that happens, it’s also a win for you. That’s why this story has wider implications. Farming today is about working in teams made up of family members, employees, suppliers, buyers and professionals such as accountants, agrologists and other consultants. The most successful teams are those in which the members understand each other’s point of view and look for those win-win situations. Short looked at the value chain he was part of, saw that not everyone was happy and found an innovative way to improve it. It is an approach that can be applied to any situation.

WINNIPEG (Reuters) — Three North American potash producers have struck a six-month agreement to supply a Chinese company at a steep discount of $70 US per tonne from the last contract price. The discount was bigger than expected but shares of Potash Corp., Mosaic Co. and Agrium Inc. initially rose. The sales will reduce a huge potash stockpile in Saskatchewan that has caused Potash Corp. to temporarily close some of its mines. Canpotex Ltd., the companies’ offshore sales agency, will supply Sinofert Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd. with a million tonnes of potash in the first half of 2013. Canpotex did not release the price, but the previous contract was believed to be $470 per tonne. The $70 discount would peg the new price at $400. The lower price still leaves healthy profit margins. “It looks to be a tradeoff between price and volume,” said Raymond James analyst Steve Hansen. The (China) deal should act as a catalyst to get India moving to a deal and perhaps thaw other international markets, said Paradigm Capital analyst Spencer Churchill.

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Norstar purchases Manitoba bin builder V-Bins | Acquisition adds to company’s existing business manufacturing grain handling equipment BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Norstar Industries, a manufacturer of grain handling equipment in Morris, Man., has bought V-Bins, which makes smooth walled bins for fertilizer, feed and grain storage. Norstar announced the acquisition Dec. 26 but terms of the deal were not released. Cam Cornelsen, sales manager for Norstar, said the acquisition diversifies and complements his company’s existing product line. It can now offer grain handling and storage products to its customers. “We look forward to being a one stop shop for grain management on the farmyard,” he said. “We feel there’s a synergy of us going to the marketplace, with regards to the dealers that we work with.” Norstar’s purchase of V-Bins, better known as Vidir bins, was finalized in December but it took nearly a year to consummate the deal. “We were first approached by Vidir last February,” Cornelsen said. V-Bins, also based in Morris, has manufactured smooth walled hopper bins since the company was founded in 2003. Norstar will continue to manufacture bins at the existing V-Bins plant in Morris.

“We will continue to run two plants. Our original plant (makes) grain handling (equipment) and the second plant here will be grain storage,” Cornelsen said. The two plants will employ 60 to 70 people, and Norstar will likely generate $10 to $15 million in revenue in 2013, he said. “There is a natural synergy with smooth wall hopper bottom bins, bucket elevators and cross augers,” said Norstar president Ray Waldner, who founded the company with Cornelsen nearly a decade ago. Norstar manufactures equipment to unload flat-bottomed grain bins as well as bucket elevators and other grain handling equipment, which it sells to customers from Quebec to British Columbia, into the United States and a few other markets, including Australia. The market scope for the company’s storage bins will be slightly smaller, focusing on Manitoba, the eastern half of Saskatchewan, North Dakota and northern Minnesota. “With the bins … there’s a 500 mile radius, which is your optimal transport range,” Cornelsen said. “From Morris, we probably (reach) into the centre parts of Saskatchewan. Certainly, there are clients in Alberta and we won’t say no to anybody.”

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GRAINS Slaughter Cattle ($/cwt)

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

Grade A


Live Dec. 28-Jan. 4

Previous Dec. 14-20

Year ago

Rail Dec. 28-Jan. 4

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118.50-120.25 95.76-121.95 n/a 102.00-106.00

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199.75 194.00-195.00 n/a n/a

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120.00 95.76-121.95 n/a 100.00-105.00

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200.50 193.00-194.00 n/a n/a


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


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

$170 $160 $150 $140 n/a n/a $130 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Saskatchewan $150

$135 n/a

$130 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Manitoba $150 $145 $140 $135 n/a


$130 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

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


Feeder Cattle ($/cwt)


Cattle Slaughter





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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


$145 $140

Average Carcass Weight

$135 n/a n/a $130 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7


Steers Heifers Cows Bulls

Saskatchewan $145 $140

Dec. 29/12 n/a n/a n/a n/a


Dec. 31/11 883 819 660 990

YTD 12 n/a n/a n/a n/a

YTD 11 857 785 670 1006

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

$130 n/a n/a $125 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Manitoba $145 $140 $135 $130 n/a


$125 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

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

Steers 128.02 128.00 128.50 204.98

Heifers 128.00 128.00 128.00 205.00 Trend +2/+5 n/a n/a

Cattle / Beef Trade

Alta-Neb Sask-Neb Ont-Neb

n/a n/a n/a

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Canadian Beef Production million lb. YTD % change Fed n/a n/a Non-fed n/a n/a Total beef n/a n/a

Exports % from 2011 660,891 (1) +10.8 134,344 (1) +76.7 176,039 (3) -17.0 239,476 (3) -15.4 Imports % from 2011 n/a (2) n/a 38,252 (2) -36.0 178,694 (4) +7.7 226,686 (4) +11.5

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

(1) to Dec. 22/12 (2) to Oct. 31/12 (3) to Oct. 31/12 (4) to Dec. 29/12


Agriculture Canada

Close Jan. 4 Live Cattle Feb 132.95 Apr 136.78 Jun 131.93 Aug 131.75 Oct 135.00 Feeder Cattle Jan 153.18 Mar 156.33 Apr 157.88 May 159.55 Aug 163.78

133.58 137.23 131.93 131.23 134.70

-0.63 -0.45 0.00 +0.52 +0.30

120.33 124.60 124.00 126.05 128.88

152.03 154.73 156.80 158.25 162.98

+1.15 +1.60 +1.08 +1.30 +0.80

147.30 149.88 151.20 152.30 153.60

Est. Beef Wholesale ($/cwt) This wk Last wk Yr. ago n/a 213-215 208-210 Canfax

Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head) Dec. 28 Base rail (index 100) 2.32 Index range 102.32-107.48 Range off base 2.37-2.49 Feeder lambs 1.10-1.30 Sheep (live) 0.40-0.60

Previous n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a SunGold Meats

Dec. 27 1.17-2.10 1.29-1.37 1.24-1.33 1.23-1.33 1.11-1.17 1.00-1.30 0.90-1.05 0.95-1.05 70-115

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

1.40-2.73 1.30-2.00 1.17-1.32 1.18-1.27 1.15-1.22 0.80-1.30 0.80-0.92 0.90-1.00 70-115

Ontario Stockyards Inc.

Index 100 Hog Price Trends ($/ckg) Alberta $155 $150 $145 $140 n/a $135 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Fixed contract $/ckg

Feb 03-Feb 16 Feb 17-Mar 02 Mar 03-Mar 16 Mar 17-Mar 30 Mar 31-Apr 13 Apr 14-Apr 27 Apr 28-May 11 May 12-May 25 May 26-Jun 08 Jun 09-Jun 22 Jun 23-Jul 06

$155 $150 $145 $140 $135 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Sltr. hogs to/fm U.S. (head) Total pork to/fm U.S. (tonnes) Total pork, all nations (tonnes) (1) to Dec. 22/12

(2) to Oct. 31/12

$160 $155

$145 $140 12/3 12/10 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Jan. 4 86.23 89.85 96.98 98.75

Close Dec. 28 86.38 90.13 97.60 99.60

Canada n/a 20,274,431 n/a

To date 2012 To date 2011 % change 12/11

Fed. inspections only U.S. n/a 109,961,690 n/a Agriculture Canada

-0.15 -0.28 -0.62 -0.85

Year ago 83.90 87.75 94.50 94.90

n/a 147.25

Man. Que.

148.00 140.00 *incl. wt. premiums

Import n/a 212,324 (3) 224,592 (3)

% from 2011 n/a +11.2 +9.3 Agriculture Canada

EXCHANGE RATE: DATE $1 Cdn. = $1.0134 U.S. $1 U.S. = $0.9868 Cdn.

$315 $310

$300 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

Milling Wheat (March) $340 $320

$260 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

Close Jan. 4 98.35 97.73 87.05 83.15

Trend -0.68 -0.02 -0.25 -0.60

Year ago 95.10 94.75 84.73 80.70

Laird lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) Laird lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) Richlea lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) Eston lentils, No. 1 (¢/lb) Eston lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) Sm. Red lentils, No. 2 (¢/lb) Sm. Red lentils, Xtra 3 (¢/lb) Peas, green No. 1 ($/bu) Peas, green 10% bleach ($/bu) Peas, med. yellow No. 1 ($/bu) Peas, sm. yellow No. 2 ($/bu) Maple peas ($/bu) Feed peas ($/bu) Mustard, yellow, No. 1 (¢/lb) Mustard, brown, No. 1 (¢/lb) Mustard, Oriental, No. 1 (¢/lb) Canaryseed (¢/lb) Desi chickpeas (¢/lb) Kabuli, 8mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) Kabuli, 7mm, No. 1 (¢/lb) B-90 ckpeas, No. 1 (¢/lb)

Jan. 7 20.20-20.85 15.00-16.75 18.50-19.00 22.00-24.00 15.00-17.75 16.25-19.00 15.50-16.00 13.25-15.00 11.80-12.00 8.25-8.75 8.30-8.55 13.00-14.00 5.00-9.00 38.75-41.75 34.75-36.75 26.40-27.75 24.85-28.50 27.00-28.75 26.50-26.75 22.50-22.75 22.30-23.50

No. 3 Oats Saskatoon ($/tonne) No. 1 Rye Saskatoon ($/tonne) Snflwr NuSun Enderlin ND (¢/lb)

$620 $610

Avg. Dec. 28 20.62 20.62 15.64 15.64 18.92 18.92 23.15 23.15 16.54 16.54 17.87 17.87 15.84 15.84 14.01 14.01 11.95 11.95 8.44 8.44 8.46 8.46 13.50 13.50 6.50 6.50 40.25 40.25 35.42 35.42 27.30 27.30 26.56 26.56 27.88 27.88 26.60 26.60 22.60 22.60 23.10 23.10

Cash Prices

Canola (cash - March)

Jan. 2 Dec. 26 Year Ago 205.09 190.31 166.49 153.57 153.67 166.46 22.40 21.15 28.55

$590 $580 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Canola (basis - March) $40 $30 $20 $10

U.S. Grain Cash Prices ($US/bu.) USDA

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

Jan. 4 7.82 7.66 7.90 5.76 5.04

$0 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Grain Futures Feed Wheat (Lethbridge) $310 $300 $290 $280 $270 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $580 $570 $560 $550 n/a $540 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Barley (cash - March) $290 $285

Basis: $31

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

Corn (Mar.) $780 $750 $720 $690 $660 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

$1560 $1520 $1480 $1440

Oats (Mar.) $400 $380 $360

Jan. 7 Dec. 28 Trend Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Jan 609.60 605.20 +4.40 Mar 588.30 596.60 -8.30 May 579.90 591.50 -11.60 Jul 575.30 587.60 -12.30 Wpg ICE Milling Wheat ($/tonne) Mar 290.50 290.50 0.00 May 293.50 293.50 0.00 July 295.50 295.50 0.00 Oct 295.50 295.50 0.00 Wpg ICE Durum Wheat ($/tonne) Mar 312.40 312.40 0.00 May 316.40 316.40 0.00 July 319.40 319.40 0.00 Wpg ICE Barley ($/tonne) Mar 247.00 247.00 0.00 May 248.00 248.00 0.00 July 248.50 248.50 0.00 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 7.5125 7.7875 -0.2750 May 7.6100 7.8850 -0.2750 Jul 7.6775 7.9500 -0.2725 Sep 7.8100 8.0800 -0.2700 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 3.3150 3.4900 -0.1750 May 3.3750 3.5625 -0.1875 July 3.4150 3.5750 -0.1600 Sep 3.4625 3.5150 -0.0525 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Jan 14.1075 14.2400 -0.1325 Mar 13.8850 14.1800 -0.2950 May 13.7775 14.0950 -0.3175 Jul 13.7350 14.0725 -0.3375 Chicago Soy Oil (¢US/lb.) Jan 49.50 48.94 +0.56 Mar 49.96 49.44 +0.52 May 50.38 49.91 +0.47 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 6.8550 6.9400 -0.0850 May 6.8525 6.9675 -0.1150 Jul 6.7850 6.9475 -0.1625 Sep 5.9675 6.2125 -0.2450 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.4650 8.6775 -0.2125 May 8.5500 8.7900 -0.2400 Jul 8.6375 8.8750 -0.2375 Sep 8.6275 8.8725 -0.2450 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.0750 8.2600 -0.1850 May 8.1650 8.3600 -0.1950 Jul 8.2175 8.4350 -0.2175

Year ago 526.30 533.30 538.90 543.30 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6.4175 6.6075 6.7675 6.9500 2.9550 2.9850 3.0425 3.0525 12.2575 12.3300 12.4200 12.5050 52.02 52.33 52.71 6.5200 6.5950 6.6450 6.1025 8.0975 8.0275 7.9725 7.8700 6.9800 7.0675 7.1500

$340 $320 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

Close Dec. 28 99.03 97.75 87.30 83.75

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

Cash Prices

$1400 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

% from 2011 -13.3 +3.7 +4.2

Jul Aug Oct Dec


Soybeans (Jan.)

Index 100 hogs $/ckg

(3) to Dec. 29/12


Durum (March)

Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)

Manitoba $150

To Dec. 29

Export 871,712 (1) 264,621 (2) 986,033 (2)

$235 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

$270 11/30 12/7 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Hogs / Pork Trade




Hog Slaughter

Alta. Sask.



Jan. 7 Wool lambs >80 lb. 1.16-1.17 Wool lambs <80 lb. 1.20 Hair lambs 1.10-1.12 Fed sheep 0.35-0.51

Pulse and Special Crops



HOGS Maple Leaf Hams Mktg. Jan. 4 Jan. 4 149.20-151.01 149.02-150.83 151.47-151.65 151.28-151.82 151.19-152.10 151.37-152.27 149.38-149.84 149.56-150.01 151.07-155.61 151.25-155.78 160.60-162.87 160.77-163.04 165.19-167.91 165.31-168.03 171.09-173.81 171.21-173.93 170.18-171.54 170.30-171.66 172.00-174.72 172.11-174.83 172.45-173.96 172.57-174.13



Close Trend Year Dec. 28 ago

Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

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

Barley (March)


Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)



ICE Futures Canada


To Dec. 29 Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2012 n/a n/a To date 2011 2,889,627 33,542,582 % Change 12/11 n/a n/a


Feeders No. 1 (800-900 lb) Steers South Dakota 141.50-150.50 Billings no test Dodge City 145.75-147.75

Cash Futures

Previous Dec. 14-20

Minneapolis Nearby Futures ($US/100bu.) Spring Wheat (Mar.) $930 $900 $870 $840 $810 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

Canadian Exports & Crush (1,000 To To tonnes) Dec. 31 Dec. 16 Wheat n/a 287.3 Durum n/a 37.2 Oats n/a 10.8 Barley n/a 3.7 Flax n/a 24.9 Canola n/a 228.1 Peas n/a 66.1 Canola crush 138.9 149.7

Total to date n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3045.1

Last year 5713.5 1473.1 630.9 487.6 109.4 3872.3 1008.0 2747.2



Fresh snow made a good day for an outing recently as Craig Reesor gave Logan Reesor and Nate Vossler a sled ride near Cypress Hills, Alta. | CAMILLE REESOR PHOTO

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