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Lawsuit proceeds despite ruling Supreme Court decision does not deter group BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM



A 10-minute-old purebred calf stands for the first time at Palmer Charolais near Bladworth, Sask., Jan. 15. The winter calving season is in full swing across the Prairies. | WILLIAM DEKAY PHOTO


Canada and U.S. pen agreement to enable trade in the event of contagious outbreaks BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

Animal disease outbreaks won’t disrupt trade between Canada and the United States once a new zoning agreement comes into effect. However, the implementation of that agreement could be a year or two away. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz announced Jan. 16 that the two countries have agreed to recognize each other’s control measures in the event of highly contagious outbreaks


of diseases such as avian influenza or foot-and-mouth that have the potential to disrupt trade. It means that an outbreak in one province wouldn’t necessarily prevent trade of livestock and meat products from other provinces. Designated control zones would be restricted while trade could carry on outside the zone. “Cross-border trade in live animals, meat and other animal products and byproducts contributes billions of dollars each year to Canada’s econo-

my,” Ritz said in a statement. “This arrangement will keep U.S. market opportunities open for Canadian producers should a foreign animal disease outbreak occur, all while protecting human and animal health.” Ian Alexander, Canada’s chief veterinary officer, said it will be months, if not a year or two, before the final guidelines are in place, but they will be focused on diseases that could spread rapidly from animal to animal. SEE AGREEMENT REACHED, PAGE 2

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Single desk grain marketing supporters are pushing ahead with plans to certify a class action lawsuit against Ottawa, claiming the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly cost them hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in lost revenue. Winnipeg lawyer Anders Bruun said efforts to launch a class action will continue despite the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent refusal to hear arguments challenging the legality of Bill C-18, federal legislation that led to the elimination of single desk marketing last August. Bruun, who represents the pro-CWB group Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board (FCWB), said the Supreme Court rejection does not negate that Ottawa’s actions came at a significant cost to western Canadian farmers. Farmers should be compensated for the loss of price premiums that were earned through the single desk, he said. They should also be paid for wheat board assets that were bought through pool accounts and absorbed by the new, voluntary CWB, he added. The FCWB believes that Ottawa should have used government money, not farmer equity, to provide financial backing for the new organization. “That’s the government’s initiative and they should be financing every penny of it,” Bruun said. The Supreme Court announced Jan. 17 that it would not hear a case aimed at overturning federal legislation that ended the wheat board’s single-desk authority last year.




Lawsuit proceeds The decision suggests that Ottawa and federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz acted legally when they introduced Bill C-18. Opponents of C-18 said a section in the former CWB Act required Ottawa to hold a farmer vote before making changes to the CWB’s marketing authority. The Jan. 17 decision dismissed that argument and prompted applause from farmers attending the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association annual meeting in Edmonton last week. Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, who spoke at the event, said the Supreme Court rejection puts to rest arguments that Ottawa acted illegally. “We felt we were in the right place coming into this but courts are courts and you never know exactly what’s going to happen so this certainly feels good,” said Ritz. Ritz said the decision also casts doubt on whether the class action suit being pursued by Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board will be certified. “I think the other court cases (against Ottawa) were based on this one being a winner for them,” he said. “I think the stinger has been pulled (but) we’ll have to wait and see. In a democracy, you have the right to avail yourself of the courts should you think you need to do that.” Thefederalgovernmenthaslaunched a motion to have the proposed FCWB class action suit dismissed.

Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Jan. 17 decision was varied. Cherilyn Nagel, a Saskatchewan grain farmer and former chair of the WCWGA, said members were pleased. “We’re pretty excited…. Not a lot of us were all that concerned about the results of this but it gives us a chance to breathe a sigh of relief and know that it’s over and we can officially move on and enjoy the open market as we have been.” Stewart Wells, one of eight farmerelected directors removed from the Canadian Wheat Board in late 2011, said the decision, while disappointing, would have no bearing on the proposed class action. “They were really two separate cases,” said Wells. “The action that was … (rejected) by the Supreme Court was what I always described as an action regarding the legislative process…,” he said. “The class action is more about the money and the premiums lost to farmers and the money that’s been confiscated without compensation, (including) the contingency fund money and the actual assets of the board.” Pat Martin, a New Democrat MP whose downtown Winnipeg riding includes the CWB head office, called the continued farmer pursuit of a class action suit against the Conservative government a faint hope at best. He said farmers should be realistic that the fight has been all but lost.




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have cracked the genetic code of the diamondback moth. 4 APHANOMYCES: Researchers think a moisture-loving disease is one of the reasons behind falling pea yields. 5 FOOD GAP: The Manitoba food industry wants to build a commercialization centre in the province. 17 MANURE LOW: Composting would allow farmers to spread manure on more acres than they do now. 19

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could be taken similar to 2007 when a control zone was established around an avian influenza outbreak in Canada but full trade was not disrupted. The two countries have exchanged science-based information about their veterinary structures, surveillance and regulations. Discussions might take place with other countries in the future, Alexander said. The discussion and agreement are a result of a commitment made in December 2011 by the joint action plan of the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Co-operation Council, which is working to align regulations while maintaining animal health and public safety. Alexander said the zoning agreement is one of the “early ones out of the gate.”


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Each province and state has control measures that have to be examined, and industry must be consulted before the agreement can be implemented, he said. “Our focus is on going forward where we’re looking at diseases like avian influenza where we can effectively establish a control zone around an area that might be affected,” Alexander said. “I couldn’t say at this point in time whether it would be as small as an individual farm, but certainly an area within a province.” Each country intends to accept the other’s decisions on establishing, maintaining and releasing disease control and eradication zones. The final framework will lay out the agreed-upon processes. In the meantime, practical measures

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BRANDON — CWB is having no trouble finding potential investors to buy at least part of the former monopoly. A wide array of players would like to get their hands on more prairie grain, says a senior executive. “There are a lot of companies that either want to expand in their origination capacity or don’t have origination capacity at all in Western Canada, and that is one of the things that we bring into this environment,” said Gord Flaten, CWB vice-president for grain procurement. CWB doesn’t own elevators, terminals or grain handling assets other than Great Lakes ships, but its network of relationships with the rest of the industry and thousands of farmers gives it value. “That is one of the things that we bring into this environment is we’ve got the relationship with farmers and a fair amount of knowledge about how the system works and where the opportunities are,” said Flaten. “That makes quite an attractive partner to number of investors.” Flaten said domestic grain companies and foreign investors who want to have a piece of the prairie grain business have expressed interest in owning at least part of CWB. CWB is owned by the federal government but must eventually become privately owned after the transitional period ends.


To spray or not to spray, that is the question Timing is not everything | Decision to spray most important, followed by timing and product type BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

The benefits of fungicide come down to one crucial decision, said plant pathologist Mike Harding. Go or no go. Research shows that the decision to spray or not to spray represents about 70 percent of the risk versus reward in using fungicides. About 25 percent relates to the timing of application and only about five percent depends on product. Farmers should make their decisions accordingly, Harding told those at a Jan. 16 agronomy update in Lethbridge. “We don’t need to spend 90 percent of our time worrying about five percent of the impact.” If spraying is planned and timing determined, product selection is a process of using a registered product, noting the chemical group to avoid resistance problems and then checking the label to see what’s best to address the disease. Harding listed the top five reasons fungicides don’t provide expected results: application problems, timing, misdiagnosis, environmental effects and limitations of the fungicide. Application problems top the list in part because of the variables involved. Spraying must align with the disease cycle and if growers lack a good understanding of the disease,

Plant pathologist Mike Harding says there are five reasons fungicides don’t provide expected results: application problems, timing, misdiagnosis, environmental effects and limitations of the fungicide. | FILE PHOTO application will suffer, said Harding. With various options in sprayer speed, boom height, water volume, and nozzle selection, the product might not reach the target. “If we’re not going to aim the gun, we might as well not pull the trigger,”

he said. Timing depends on the disease cycle and whether the fungicide is a protectant or a cure. Protectants have to be applied before major problems develop, but weather plays a major role. Timing is also a factor in chemical

storage and in mixing with compatible products. Harding urged growers to scout frequently to identify specific problems. Several fungal diseases have similar in-crop symptoms and some crop conditions only appear to be

caused by fungus. Environmental effects that limit fungicide results are obvious: temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind. Fungicide limitations are the last of the top five reasons for potentially disappointing results. Most work on contact and won’t spread through the plant. Some provide suppression rather than control and some fungi have resistance. Harding told growers that crop rotation is their best protection against major crop disease outbreaks. “If you have a diverse and longer rotation, it makes your system more predictable. It doesn’t lead to explosions of disease problems or things that blow up. “So it’s not walking on the razor’s edge. It’s being in a place that’s a little more predictable and easier to manage.” He said crop rotation provides a solid foundation for other farm management decisions. As an example, he showed research indicating blackleg severity can be reduced by 50 percent in a longer and more diverse crop rotation, in both susceptible and resistant seed varieties. “Fungicide is something that’s most successful when it’s built upon that solid foundation of a diverse and long crop rotation.” SEE MORE STORIES FROM AGRONOMY UPDATE SESSIONS ON PAGES 18-20.






Attracting new immigrants to rural areas a challenge Good success in Manitoba | Less than six percent is the norm BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

Most immigrants who arrive in Canada wind up in MT V, more commonly known as Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Those cities are attractive to newcomers because of job opportunities and established ethnic communities, but a group of social scientists have initiated a seven-year study to encourage more immigrants to move to rural Canada. “We know that only a small percentage of newcomers settle in rural (areas),” said Bill Ashton, director of Brandon University’s Rural Development Institute and one of the researchers leading the study. “This study will drill down into the challenges of rural immigration, including language training, housing and a host of other factors.” The $12.5 million study, which involves university researchers from Western, Simon Fraser, Victoria, Waterloo, New Brunswick, Carleton, York and Brandon, will look at ways to attract immigrants to smaller communities and understand why certain communities are able to retain immigrants.

Brandon University is much smaller than the other institutions in the study, but it has the advantage of its location, said Dean Care, the university’s acting vice-president. “Being a rural-based university, BU is well positioned to make a significant contribution to this project,” Care said in a news release announcing the study. The university is also well suited for the study because Manitoba has successfully recruited immigrants to rural areas. Five to six percent of Canadian immigrants typically establish new lives in rural communities, but Ashton said the percentage is much higher in Manitoba. “Manitoba is kind of the exception,” he said. “Ten, 15 or 20 percent of the immigrants coming into this province go into rural areas…. There is quite a unique thing happening here.” Manitoba’s Mennonite towns, such as Steinbach and Winkler, have been successful at attracting German-speaking newcomers from Mexico, Germany and other countries, while the hog processing plants in Brandon and Neepawa

have lured immigrants from China, Colombia, Ukraine and South Korea. Jobs and a familiar ethnic community are important when attracting and retaining immigrants, but Ashton said local churches, language training opportunities, housing and health services are also essential. Over the next seven years, Ashton will attempt to understand what works, why it works and how community services can co-operate to implement successful immigration strategies. “How do you make a family, that might be the (only) family (in town) from the Philippines, welcome in your community?” Ashton said. It’s been widely reported that immigrants will alter Canada’s demographics and significantly influence the country’s economy, but Ashton said many rural citizens still don’t understand that their towns can’t succeed long term without immigrants. “Rural communities, like they have in the past, will continue to change with immigration,” he said. “I think that’s the importance of this study, to understand … the new realities and the new normal.”


Diamondback moth genome to help improve pest control BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

A team of scientists from China, Australia, the United States, Britain and Canada has decoded the genome of Plutella xylostella, better known as the diamondback moth. The pest, which feeds on members of the brassica family of crops, including canola, mustard, broccoli and cabbage, causes $4 to $5 billion in crop damage per year, the scientists said in a paper published in Nature Genetics Jan. 13. Cruciferous plants such as cabbage contain toxic chemicals that they use to ward off hungry insects and animals. However, the moths are highly adaptable and have developed detoxification genes that allow them to feed on and digest the tissue of crucifers. Thanks to their adaptive qualities, diamondback moths can now resist a wide range of pesticides, said Liette Vasseur, a Brock University biologist who participated in the research. “This is an important step in better understanding the species and especially its incredible capacity to

Understanding the diamondback moths’ ability to adapt to pesticides may help improve control methods. | MERLE SHEPARD, GERALD R. CARNER, P.A.C. OOI PHOTO

develop resistance to pesticides,” she said in a statement. The genetic guidebook on diamondback moths should hopefully lead to strategies to control the pest, Vasseur added. “Everyone is interested in finding innovation strategies for helping farmers develop sustainable agricultural practices.” Manitoba Agriculture entomologist John Gavloski said diamondback moths don’t overwinter in Western Canada. Instead, they blow in from the south in the spring

and summer, which can lead to significant populations during the canola-growing season. However, he said the pest does have a few enemies. “There are some very good natural controls, parasites,” he said. “(But) if you’ve got big populations and you don’t have the natural enemies to monitor the populations, that’s when we get outbreaks…. When they do move in and become an issue, it’s a major issue just because there’s so much canola grown.”


Farmers welcome act of God clause CWB contracts | The board also allows producers to change grade and protein levels BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Hundreds of farmers have used act of God clauses and thousands have requested grade and protein changes within CWB pools this crop year, says CWB’s vice-president for grain procurement. “It’s really significant,” Gord Flaten told reporters after a presentation at Manitoba Ag Days. “Even in a year like this where in general … quality was good, even in a year like this it’s not possible for a farmer to predict perfectly what their grain and especially their protein is.” Act of God clauses and the ability to request grade and protein changes are crucial marketing advantages that CWB contracts have over most grain company contracts. The board has hoped they will attract farmers to the re-born organization. Only a few crops offer act of God protections, mainly because protecting farmers from acts of God such as hail and harvest-time rain means buyers aren’t protected, especially if they have already forward sold the grain they contracted. Act of God clauses impose a risk and often a cost on those who provide them, but the CWB’s pools are uniquely able to manage the risk. The CWB pools include thousands of farmers, so the number of act of God clause requests and grade devi-

ations in years like 2012-13 don’t have a big impact. Flaten said the board wants farmers to inform it of problems meeting contracts as soon as they can. CWB wants to know right away if a crop has been hailed out or wind damaged so it can adjust its sales volume outlook. Crops that have been degraded by weather or have different protein levels than the farmer expected also need to be disclosed quickly so that CWB can adjust its sales program. Farmers will probably not be penalized if they act fast enough, which is the situation this year. “Because we’re not selling the whole pool when you sign your contract with us, we’re selling it all the way through the year, if you tell us soon enough that you don’t have the grade you contracted and then ask for it to be changed, chances are that we can do that with no cost to the pool,” said Flaten. “That’s the principle: as long as it doesn’t cost the pool and therefore other farmers to change your grade, then we can do it for free.” However, a farmer who shows up at an elevator to deliver CWB-contracted grain that has been called but which doesn’t match the contract specifications might face a penalty. “There’s a good chance there’s a cost if you wait until then,” said Flaten.





Soggy soil possible cause of pea root rot woes BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

ABOVE: Kevin Laflamme, product manager for Rotary Lift, struts and strums as he belts out Heartbreak Hotel at Ag Days in Brandon. Laflamme, an Elvis impersonator when he’s not working for Rotary Lift, proved the King still has it. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO


LEFT: Morning chores are part of the daily routine at the Bull Congress at Manitoba Ag Days. Producers Ken Sweetland, left, of Lundar, Man., Phil Birnie of Wawota, Sask., Tyler Stewart of Foxwarren, Man., Jarad Glasman of Russell, Man., and Trent Hatch of Oak Lake, Man., finish sweeping out morning manure. | SANDY BLACK PHOTO

Ag Days Ag Days, a showcase of agricultural technology, equipment and information, was held in Brandon Jan. 15 - 17. Among the 35,000 visitors were Dalyce Hargreaves, left, and brother, Lane, who pose behind the wheel of a tractor on display. | Robert Arnason photo MANITOBA AG DAYS | HOGS

Producers told to plan for risk: Ritz No ad hoc payments | Ag minister tells producers to hedge prices, save for disasters BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BR A N D O N — G ov e r n m e n t s didn’t do much for the hog industry when it staggered into financial crisis in 2012, and the federal agriculture minister says farmers shouldn’t expect it to leap in if there is a repeat crisis this year. “We run under the basis of marketplace, not mailbox,” Gerry Ritz told reporters during Manitoba Ag Days. “The problem with ad hoc (programs and payments) is it destroys market signals. It doesn’t let people adapt and forward think and plan what they need to do.” Last year’s disaster for hog producers was caused by a rapid escalation

of feedgrain prices that occurred when the U.S. Midwest drought demolished corn crops. Pork prices also weakened for a couple of months. The combination of high feed prices and lower hog prices led to losses of up to $50 per pig. Thousands of farmers fell into financial danger and some went broke or quit farming rather than continue to lose money. Some in the hog industry called for emergency aid packages to stop the financial freefall, but few provincial governments offered substantial aid, and the federal government told farmers to rely on existing safety net programs. Feedgrain prices had fallen by mid-autumn and hog prices had

risen enough to stabilize the industry. Spring and summer prices are looking profitable. However, the U.S. drought situation has not gone away. Little can be done to relieve the situation during the winter, but the Midwest will need lots of moisture this spring to alleviate the deficit left by last year’s drought and provide enough for U.S. corn, soybean and wheat crops. Many crop analysts predict prices will increase again if dry conditions continue, something that would badly damage farmers who have not hedged their feedgrain prices. The Manitoba government is believed to be close to unveiling a farmer-funded support program that will help farmers cope with the

losses of last summer and fall and cover problems that develop in the future. The program is believed to be based on payments made to farmers during times of negative margins, which farmers then pay back during profitable periods. Ritz said farmers should make sure to participate in existing programs that are designed to cover short-term disasters. “We’ve got programming that’s there for them,” he said. “We said right from the start (in 2012) that anything we do would come through the programming that was there. A tremendous amount of money has gone out through Agristability and so on.”

A little-known disease could be at the root of the root rot problems besetting pea crops in Saskatchewan. Farmers have been complaining that their pea yields are declining, prompting Saskatchewan Pulse Growers to launch an investigation. The data shows that the provincial average yield has not been falling, but yield variability has increased in certain parts of the province, with growers experiencing either fantastic or abysmal yields. Sabine Banniza, a plant pathologist at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre, has a hunch what’s behind the increased variability. “I wouldn’t be surprised if aphanomyces in certain areas may be responsible for quite a bit of what we have seen because conditions were just so right,” she said. Aphanomyces euteiches is a form of root rot that affects legumes such as peas, lentils and alfalfa. The disease had been reported in Manitoba and Alberta but hadn’t been found in Saskatchewan until Banniza began investigating the pea yield problem last summer. She took samples of diseased pea roots from the Medstead area in crop district 9AW, the Swift Current area in 3BN and the Assiniboia area in 3ASW. Banniza confirmed through molecular identification that aphanomyces was present in all three crop districts. Farmers had complained of poor yields in those districts. Banniza thinks the disease has been lurking in the soil for years because of how widespread it was in Saskatchewan. “We assume it just sort of experienced a population explosion with the extreme rainfalls we’ve had in the past few years,” she told growers attending the pulse portion of Crop Production Week. “It is basically raising its ugly head.” Aphanomyces is a fungus-like organism that thrives in soggy soil. “The spores it produces can actually swim,” said Banniza. When Banniza broke down the data she discovered that spring was exceptionally wet in all three districts in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The flooding, water logging and soil compaction would have created ideal conditions for the disease. However, Banniza said the disappointing pea yields are unlikely a one-issue problem. Peas perform poorly under wet conditions even if no pathogens are present. As well, other root diseases such as fusarium, rhizoctonia and pythium were contributing factors, she said. Aphanomyces could be back next year if there is another wet spring. No seed treatments are available and producers’ only option is to avoid planting peas on infected fields for at least four years and possibly as many as 10 years.





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Prepare for price volatility: analyst Poor U.S. moisture reserves | Crops will survive ‘rain shower to rain shower’ and roller-coaster markets will fray nerves, he warns BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

The market expects corn yields to bounce back this summer but Frayne Olson isn’t convinced, considering the extreme dryness in the western corn belt. “Given today’s prices, what do you have to assume about the size of crop to get those price levels? You have to have a very large corn crop … to get those prices,” said Olson, a crop economics and risk management expert with North Dakota State University. “The moral of the story is there is a lot of pressure being put on production next year…. If there is any hiccup at all in U.S. corn production, if there is a threat of more drought … if we have some hot weather during pollination, what do you think is going to happen to prices?” During a presentation at Ag Days last week, Olson presented stats and prices to support his argument that the 2013 U.S. corn crop may be underpriced. New crop corn futures in Chicago were trading at $5.90 per bushel as of Jan. 21, which is 23 percent less than old crop futures of $7.27 per bu. In comparison, November soybean contracts were trading around $13 per bu., 10 percent less than old crop soybean prices of $14.30 per bu. Olson said current prices for the new crop would indicate that the market is predicting a plentiful corn crop in 2013. “The expectation is we need to have a lot of acres and a lot of yield,” he said. “The current assumption is that corn is going to buy some acres from soybeans and buy some more acres from wheat.” The market is also expecting yields

to return to normal levels following a disastrous 2012. On Jan. 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported an average U.S. 2012 corn yield of 123.4 bu. per acre, which is 36 bu. under trend line yields. “That’s about a 23 percent cutback (from trend line),” said Olson. However, is it reasonable to expect an average corn yield of 160 bu. per acre in 2013 given the extreme drought conditions in the central United States? Like many of the presenters at Ag Days, Canfax market analyst Brian Perillat showed a screen shot from the U.S. Drought Monitor website. The drought map depicts extreme or exceptional drought conditions in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, southeastern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa, eastern Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Don Keeney, a meteorologist with the Cropcast weather service, told Reuters last week that the western corn belt needs 300 to 450 millimetres of precipitation to remedy the dryness in the region. The likelihood of that happening is slim, so the western corn belt will probably remain bone dry going into planting season. As well, the USDA estimates Dec. 1 corn stocks at eight billion bu., down 17 percent from December 2011. Perillat said that means corn will not be abundant by December 2013, even if it rains and U.S. farmers manage to grow a decent crop. “Corn stocks are going to be tight, no matter what,” he said. Olson said one reason stocks will remain tight is that livestock operators aren’t cutting back on corn use, or at least not as much as expected. The U.S. consumed 12.5 billion bu. of corn in the 2011-12 crop year and produced only 10.7 billion bu.

Frayne Olson, an ag economics professor at North Dakota State University, isn’t buying the idea that U.S. farmers will achieve trend line corn yields in 2013. Olson, who spoke at Ag Days in Brandon, said the market is assuming increased corn acres and production. But given the severe drought in the western corn belt, those expectations may be wishful thinking. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO this year. “Somebody’s got to quit using 1.8 billion bu. of corn because we just don’t have it. We can’t meet last year’s needs,” Olson said. “Who is going to use less?” Olson has determined that the ethanol industry will consume 10 percent less corn this crop year, based on his analysis of USDA figures, and corn exports may decline by 38 percent. Feed use figures are tough to nail

down, but Olson estimated it has dropped only two percent. “Have high prices rationed uses in the livestock sector, yet? We’ve seen a little bit of cutback but nothing significant. Two percent is not a big number,” he said. “One of the reasons we’re seeing a rally in the corn market right now … is because feed usage of corn hasn’t been rationed enough.” Olson said the dearth of soil moisture reserves will cause extreme vola-

tility in prices this spring and summer in the entire grain sector. “We don’t have the soil moisture reserves to carry us through. We’re going to be living rain shower to rain shower,” he said in an interview following his presentation. “We’re going to see tremendous volatility in the grain markets. We’re going to have days where we’ll take a dollar off wheat so fast it will make your head spin…. It will take nerves of steel to market (crop) this year.”






Weather, not oil, drives today’s corn market prices

Low U.S. wheat price sparks stronger exports Poor crops abroad | Buyers head to North America

Linkage ends | Rising production and falling demand weighs on oil BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM


Oil and corn prices used to be inseparable, but now the two commodities are more like oil and water. “The relationship between corn and oil was very strong (during) the build-out of the U.S. ethanol industry, which occurred from 2006 until the middle of 2010,” said Dan Basse, president of the AgResource Company. “We’ve now lost that, as we would consider the U.S. ethanol industry to now be mature.” Last year’s drought in the United States also helped break the link between corn and oil prices as corn rallied in the summer to the highs achieved in 2008. Crude oil, by contrast, has been in a sideways pattern for most of 2012 and is forecast to start falling. The amount of corn ethanol required to fill the U.S. biofuel mandate is capped at 15 billion gallons starting in 2015. That’s not a lot of room for growth from the 13.2 billion gallons used in 2012. Basse said the result is that ethanol is no longer the big driving bull force behind corn. “We’re seeing a cycle where climate is becoming much more important. Ethanol is no longer talked about much in our business anymore. It’s all weather,” he said. “ I f w e e v e r h av e f av o u r a b l e weather, we would think that corn prices could move back down to $3.50 or $4 (per bushel) over a several year period, and that would surely take the bloom off the ag inflation story.” AgResource is forecasting that normal weather in the U.S. could result in ending corn stocks exceeding two billion bushels in 2013-14, up from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s forecast of 602,000 bu. in 2012-13.


“That would drive corn prices back down to $4 and would probably for several years give the farm community some sizeable losses relative to their overall cost structure today,” said Basse. However, normal weather doesn’t appear to be in the cards. The U.S. Great Plains region is in the midst of an extreme drought that is forecast to persist at least through April 30. If the weather turns around and the region receives good rain in May and June, he said, then the outlook for corn and other grain and oilseed prices would become very bearish very quickly.

We couldn’t have envisioned a decade ago that the U.S. would find itself in a position of growing energy independence. That’s not very far away, folks. CARLE CASALE CHS INC.

Even though the tie between corn and crude prices has been severed, farmers are still big users of fuel and have a vested interest in where crude prices are heading. A 2 0 1 2 s t u d y by A g r i c u l t u re Canada determined that every one cent per litre increase in the price of fuel collectively costs Canadian farmers $27 million annually. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released its Annual Energy Outlook 2013, which forecasts that the Brent spot crude oil price will decline to an annual average of $97 per barrel in 2013 from $109 per barrel in 2012. It is forecast to remain below $100 until 2018. The advent of advanced technologies that will increase U.S. oil production is part of the reason for lower crude prices. Production is expected to grow annually through 2019, when it will peak at 7.5 million barrels per day, up from 6.3 million barrels per day in 2012. Slumping gasoline demand is the other big factor. Fuel economy standards are expected to increase new vehicle fuel economy for light-duty vehicles to 47.3 miles per gallon in 2025 from 32.6 in 2011. Carle Casale, chief executive officer for CHS Inc., the largest co-op in the U.S., echoed many of the EIA’s findings in a presentation he delivered at the DTN Ag Summit in Chicago in December. CHS markets more than two billion bushels of grain and oilseeds and three billion gallons of refined fuel annually. The farmer-owned company operates two refineries, 1,770

kilometres of pipeline and 10 fuel terminals. “We couldn’t have envisioned a decade ago that the U.S. would find itself in a position of grow ing energy independence,” he told the conference. Casale said a recent study predicts North America could be energy selfsufficient by 2035, if Canadian and U.S. production are combined. “That’s not very far away, folks.” It is going to lead to dramatic political and economic consequences for the country. People will wonder why the United States ever sent troops to the Middle East. Casale said gasoline consumption is on the decline because the U.S. car fleet is not growing. “Everybody has got their two-anda-half cars at home. We don’t need a whole lot more,” he said. The U.S. car fleet is 11.5 years old on average. Gas consumption will fall when those old cars are replaced with more fuel-efficient vehicles. The U.S. is expected to produce more gasoline than it consumes by 2015. By contrast, diesel fuel is the energy of commerce. It is used in trucks, tractors and trains, and consumption will continue to grow at the rate of the U.S. economy. The problem is that every two barrels of crude oil produces a barrel of gasoline and a barrel of diesel fuel, yet demand for one of those commodities is on the rise while the other is faltering. “We’re going to see an increasing spread in this country between gasoline and diesel,” said Casale.

North American wheat sales are increasing because of attractive prices and dwindling supplies in other exporting regions. According to U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), U.S. wheat sales were 10 percent behind the 2011-12 pace as of Nov. 29 but only three percent behind by the end of December. E g y p t, t h e w o r l d’s t o p w h e at importer, bought 707,000 tonnes of U.S. wheat in December compared to 150,400 tonnes in the first six months of the marketing year. USW said the sales spike has been driven by the lowest U.S. wheat prices of the marketing year. A strengthening of the euro against the U.S. dollar has made North American wheat more competitive against European Union wheat. Neil Townsend, director of CWB Market Research, said the other big factors are that Russia, Ukraine and the EU are running out of exportable wheat supplies and Argentina hasn’t been much of a player this year because of a disappointing crop. The world has done a remarkable job of finding wheat from unexpected places during the first half of the marketing year. India is forecast to export 6.5 million tonnes of the crop, up from almost nothing the previous two years. As well, the EU is expected to draw down stocks to an unprecedented 10 million tonnes. “Even though Russia had a brutal crop (and) Argentina had a brutal crop, the world has managed to feed itself without really accelerating U.S. or North American imports,” said Townsend. “People probably thought business was going to come to the U.S. sooner than it did.” Even though demand has now shifted to North American wheat, Townsend isn’t expecting an explosion in wheat prices similar to what happened in 2007-08. U.S. ending stocks were 8.3 million tonnes that year but are expected to be 19.5 million tonnes this year. “There might be a little bit of incremental gain in the volume of business from North America, but it’s not going to be a real stampede,” said Townsend. Wheat prices were fading until the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report Jan. 11. A tightening of U.S. corn ending stocks to 15.3 million tonnes from 16.4 million tonnes in the previous report provided support to wheat. Stocks tightened despite slow corn exports. “The corn exports have been absolutely dreadful, like really, really pathetic,” said Townsend. However, the amount of corn going into the U.S. feed market has been impressive, and wheat may pick up some of that business as corn stocks dwindle. The report caused a pop in U.S. wheat prices, especially for hard red


winter and white wheat. Townsend said Canadian wheat prices are all over the map. “That’s one of the things that’s probably a little bit disappointing is there doesn’t seem to be any really great Canadian price discovery,” he said. Townsend believes Canadian exporters have been too aggressive with their pricing into some markets. For instance, he wonders about a recent tender that Glencore won for shipping 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Iraq. “The Iraq tender was an example of, ‘what were you doing there?’ ” he said. “You almost think, how can that even be sold out of Canada? It’s kind of a shock, actually.” The only possible explanation Townsend can present is that, even though it was on the books as Canadian wheat, maybe it came from an optional origin or perhaps Glencore had excess freight on the books and was able to drive down the price by using it. Townsend’s advice to growers is to sell some of their 2012 wheat into this rising market using a combination of basis and futures contracts. He said today’s prices are already excellent, and growers shouldn’t count on $10 wheat. Growers should also consider locking in a portion of their 2013 crop. “How often can you sell December wheat in January the (crop) year before at $9? Not very often. That’s pretty profitable, any way you slice it,” he said.


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Canaryseed prices likely to remain flat: analyst Demand declining | Shipments to Mexico are down and competition is coming from Argentina BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Canaryseed growers should not expect birdseed prices to take flight soon, says the head of a Saskatoon grain brokerage company. Prices are likely to remain in the 25 to 28 cents per pound range unless western Canadian production falls well below normal levels this year, said Bobby Leavins, operations manager at Rayglen Commodities. Leavins told a Crop Production Week meeting Jan. 7 that selling into the current market is akin to pushing a rope. “I used this exact same analogy last year when I did (a similar) presentation for mustard growers,” he said. “Things just aren’t changing a whole bunch (for canaryseed). We seem to be stuck in a trough, and there’s not a lot of up and not a lot of down. That 26 or 27 cents seems to be where it’s sitting. Buyers aren’t panicking.… They’d almost rather go without than buy stuff that’s too expensive.” However, Leavins said Canadian canaryseed acreage is expected to rebound significantly this year. Stocks are tight after harvesting small crops in 2011 and 2012, and farmers are prepared to rebuild supply and wait for market rallies.


28 cents PER POUND Canaryseed is a relatively inexpensive crop to grow and that is a consideration for many farmers when rising input prices are making crops such as canola an expensive proposition. Also, disappointing canola and wheat yields in 2012 in some areas have heightened growers’ aversion to risk. As a result, some analysts think total canaryseed acreage could expand by 75,000 to 80,000 acres this year. Agriculture Canada estimated harvested area at 300,000 acres in 2012 and 235,000 in 2011. “I’m expecting 375,000 acres of canaryseed (in 2013),” Leavins said. “It’s a lot higher than we’ve seen in the last little while, but with the issues that we’ve seen in some of the other ag markets and the problems that we’ve had with expensive inputs, it just makes sense.” Canadian production accounts for

as much as 80 percent of global canaryseed exports in a normal year. Saskatchewan farmers produce almost 90 percent of the Canadian crop. Leavins said the Canadian industry is aiming for exports of 10,000 to 12,000 tonnes per month in 2012-13 and total annual shipments of 130,000 to 140,000 tonnes. Unlike most commodities, demand for canaryseed is declining. Annual shipments to Mexico are shrinking, and new competition from producers in Argentina is also affecting exports. Leavins said Canadian export volumes to Mexico are 60 to 70 percent of what they were a few years ago. Agriculture Canada estimated Canadian canaryseed production in 2012 at 146,000 tonnes, up 13 percent from 2011. Stocks-to-use ratio was estimated at 12 percent entering the 2012 harvest. Some market analysts say stocks are even tighter than that. Leavins said a major fluctuation in western Canadian production could push prices out of their current range, but markets are likely to remain flat until that happens. Producers not prepared to sit on new crop supplies and wait for a rally should set their price targets in the 25

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to 28 cent range. He advised growers to move 75 percent of their stocks at 28 cents and sit on the rest. At 25 cents, growers with immediate cash flow needs should consider committing a portion of their 2013 production, he added. “If someone shows you a 25 cent contract, I wouldn’t be scared to put 50 percent of my acres down on a 10 bushel contract,” he said. Buyers and sellers in the global canaryseed trade are mindful of risks associated with the crop. Delivery problems, trade disruptions and extra costs associated with cleaning and processing birdseed have made importers and exporters more wary of their financial exposure. Current prices reflect that aversion to risk. European buyers are living hand to mouth, demanding quick delivery when inventories are depleted. “I think we really have to support the values that we’re at,” Leavins said. “As a farmer, sometimes when the boat comes, you’ve got to fill it up. You can’t pass it up in the night. If a guy’s come to buy your canaryseed … and you say no … it’s not like he’s going to feed his bird twice as much the next day.… It’s just that you’ve lost another day of demand.”

Trade and delivery issues and cleaning and processing costs have scared off global canaryseed buyers. | FILE PHOTO





Expected 99 million acre corn crop would be largest since 1936





t is getting to the point where it seems assured that South America will produce record crops. Crop stages are reaching the point where weather events have a declining impact on yield. So market attention is shifting northward to the coming American crop. The continuing drought in the Plains and Midwest is becoming more worrisome as we get closer to seeding. Looking at the price relationship between new crop corn and soybeans finds that the economic balance is clearly in favour of corn. T h i s w e e k ’s s t o r y b y R o b e r t Arnason delves deeper into the corn seeding outlook, but in this column let’s focus on acreage. The influential analytics firm Informa Economics last week raised its forecast for 2013 U.S. corn area to 99.3 million acres from 99.03 million in a previous forecast. That would be an increase of 2.15 million acres over last year’s crop. If American farmers top 99 million acres of corn, it would be the largest seeded area since the Depression year of 1936. That would represent a remarkable c o m e b a c k f o r a c ro p t hat ha d plunged to less than 65 million acres in 1969. There simply was not enough demand for America’s productive capacity and prices were low. This was just before Russia began making big wheat purchases. Also, new soybean varieties were starting to become attractive alternatives in the 1960s and 1970s. Corn bounced back in the 1980s, but

continued competition from soybeans meant it never climbed much above the 80 million acre mark. But then the ethanol boom began to drive corn prices high and improved varieties lifted yields, which attracted acres back to the crop. Acreage has climbed back to the level of the 1930s, but modern production is light years ahead of what farmers could produce back then. In 1936, yield potential was a fraction of what it is today and to top it off bad weather slashed the yield 23 percent from the previous year. Yield was a paltry 18.6 bushels an acre and production totalled only 1.26 billion bu. That same acreage will likely produce more than 14.5 billion bu. in the coming crop year. While we are looking at statistics, here are some on China’s oilseed demand. It shows that although soybeans dominate the trade, demand for canola last year grew much faster than for soybeans. Data from China shows its imports of Canadian canola seed in calendar

year 2012 totalled 2.93 million tonnes, an increase of 134 percent over the previous year. Canola oil imports from Canada were 1.32 million tonnes, an increase of 113 percent. Canola meal imports from Canada were 314,087 tonnes, down 56 percent from the previous year. China impor ted 58.4 million tonnes of soybeans, an increase of 11 percent. Of that, 44 percent came from the United States, 41 percent from Brazil, 10 percent from Argentina and three percent from Uruguay. China impor ted 1.83 million tonnes of soy oil, an increase of about 60 percent. Of that, 50 percent came from Brazil, 38 percent came from Argentina and 11 percent from the U.S. China also imported 6.34 million tonnes of palm oil from Malaysia and Indonesia, an increase of 7.26 percent. Follow D’Arce McMillan on Twitter @darcemcmillan.


Strong demand boosts canola price Grow it, sell it | The world wants whatever you plant, says market analyst BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU

BRANDON — Strong demand is helping give canola a good shot at beginning a new rally soon. The demand is already tugging basis levels to farmer-positive positions scarcely seen until the recent bull market, and is expected to continue. “The world wants your canola,” said David Drozd, senior market analyst with Ag-Chieve Corp. in Winnipeg, during Manitoba Ag Days. “Whatever you plant, the world is able to use.” Drozd said he expects a new rally for canola to begin soon, after canola-owning speculative and investment money washes out of the market. “Once the long liquidation is over, I

believe that canola is going to turn up,” he said. Drozd is a technical analyst, which means he does not base his price projections on fundamental supply and demand factors. Technical analysts believe supply and demand information is factored into the market before official statistics reports are released, making statistics-based analysis pointless. Instead, technical analysts try to spot pricing patterns that reveal the market’s underlying structure. Drozd thinks old crop canola should be able to rally soon, unless it drops below $570 per tonne on the March Winnipeg canola contract. If $570 is breached, it could fall substantially further. If it remains above $570, then he looks for it to rally toward a series of zones above $610.

The November 2013 contract needs to top $550 for a rally in new crop canola. However, if its price fell below the support level of $520, a substantial drop is in the cards. Drozd is also bullish on wheat and somewhat bullish on corn. “We could be carving out a bottom,” Drozd said, noting the prices of most crops have fallen far from their late summer peaks but appear to be stabilizing. Drozd doesn’t use fundamental analysis to make his projections, but he uses them to explain why things are where they are today. Extremely strong demand is the underlying cause of most crops’ strength, and that’s certainly true of canola. The plus-$30 per tonne basis on July futures is evidence of that, he added.

Cargill’s decision to close a packing plant in Texas pressured fed cattle futures lower. Packers should gain market power over feeders now that the packing overcapacity in the United States is reduced. Ample U.S. fed supplies will also weigh on prices. In Canada, cash trade over the past couple of weeks was relatively light, which would normally increase front end supply and weekly carryover. These concerns have been alleviated because many cattle intended for cash trade have been reallocated to contracts, which is reducing packer interest in the cash market. There was no U.S. interest last week. Fed steers averaged $115.26 per hundredweight, down $1.24, and heifers were $114.92, down 76 cents. Most of the dressed trade was at $195 per cwt. delivered. Cash bids held firm over the week, despite two consecutive days of triple digit losses in live cattle futures. The lower futures resulted in stronger basis levels. Alberta fed cash-tofutures basis closed at ‐$11.33. The small cash offering all sold. Sales volume totalled 12,393, up five percent from the previous week. Weekly Canadian fed exports to Jan. 5 totalled 4,322, up 33 percent from the same week last year. Large captive supplies anticipated for the rest of January will work against the cash market. Weaker prices in the U.S. remains concerning and will limit the upside in Canada.

NON-FED PRICES UP Consumers with Christmas bills are buying hamburger. D1, D2 cows were $65-$77 per cwt., up more than $1.50 per cwt. D3s were $55-$68 per cwt., up 50 cents. Dressed prices firmed to $136‐$141.


Butcher bulls traded steady to average $76.80 per cwt. Weekly western Canadian non‐fed slaughter to Jan. 12 rose 24 percent to 9,279 head. Weekly non‐fed exports to Jan. 5 rose 35 percent from the same week last year.

FEEDER CATTLE LOWER Feeder prices fell slightly with 550 pound steers down 50 cents per cwt. and steers heavier than 800 lb. generally down $1.50. Feeder heifer prices were mostly steady to $1 lower. Auction volume was 18,307 head, about normal for this time of year. Weekly feeder exports to Jan. 5 fell 58 percent to 843 head. Larger auction volumes are anticipated. Dwindling forage stocks could flush out some backgrounders and tax sheltered feeders. American interest in western Canadian feeders is static, and exports are not expected to increase until there is moisture in U.S. drought areas. Fall-placed yearlings will soon hit the fed market, and feedlots will be watching for bunk replacements.

BEEF LOWER U.S. Choice cutouts fell $1.50 US and Select rose 50 cents. Weekly Canadian cut-out values to Jan. 11 were down sharply, trading $7.50 Cdn lower on AAA and $7 lower on AA. This cattle market information is selected from the weekly report from Canfax, a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. More market information, analysis and statistics are available by becoming a Canfax subscriber by calling 403275-5110 or at

WP LIVESTOCK REPORT HOG PRICES HIGHER Tight market-ready supply and an outlook for colder weather in the U.S. Midwest that would slow hog growth pressured cash hog prices higher. The Martin Luther King holiday this week shortened the slaughter week. The weaker cattle futures market, pressured by the closure of a Cargill packing plant in Texas, also weighed on hog futures. Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs delivered to packing plants traded at $65 US per hundredweight Jan. 18, up from $2.50 Jan. 11. The estimated pork carcass cutout edged up to $84.25 by Jan. 16 but then closed the week at $83.63, little changed from $83.90 the previous week. Weekly U.S. slaughter to Jan. 19 was estimated at 2.23 million from 2.28 million the previous week. Slaughter was 2.22 million last year.

BISON PRICES DOWN The Canadian Bison Association said grade A bulls in the desirable weight range sold up to $3.75 Cdn per pound hot hanging weight, down from $3.85. Grade A heifers sold up to $3.60, down from $3.65. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable weight range may be discounted. Slaughter bulls and cows were

$1.70-$1.80 per lb. In the live market, 400-500 pound 2012 bulls were $2.36 per lb. and 400500 lb. heifers were $2. Feeder bulls born in 2011 were $1.70 per lb. and heifers were $1.60.

LIGHT LAMBS LOWER Beaver Hill Auction in Tofield, Alta., reported 821 sheep and 105 goats sold Jan. 14. Wool lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $143-$162 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $126-$154, 86-105 lb. were $120$138 and 106 lb. and heavier were $114-$128. Wool rams were $45-$70 per cwt. Cull ewes were $55-$80 and bred ewes were $150-$240 per head. Hair lambs lighter than 70 lb. were $132-$149 per cwt., 70-85 lb. were $121-$129, 86-105 lb. were $115$125 and 106 lb. and heavier were $110-$125. Hair rams were $69-$81 per cwt. Cull ewes were $50-$60. Good kid goats lighter than 50 lb. were $175-$215. Those heavier than 50 lb. were $180-$215 per cwt. Nannies were $80-$132.50 per cwt. Billies were $90-$137.50. Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,467 sheep and lambs and 42 goats traded Jan. 14. Lightweight lambs sold $10-$20 cwt. lower. Heavy lambs, sheep and goats traded steady.





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Cattle producers’ needs key in provincial pasture plan


astures now owned by the federal government are going to change ownership. That much seems obvious. What remains to be seen is the how the next generation of community pastures develops. Many options exist: provincial government ownership, ownership or leasing by local cattle producer groups, ownership or leasing by individuals and conservation group control with carefully managed grazing rights, among others. As the provinces gradually assume control of the pastures over the next few years, it is important they keep the needs of cattle producers in affected areas as their top priority. Ottawa has announced that by 2018 it will turn over all 84 Agriculture Canada operated community pastures. Saskatchewan will take over responsibility for 60 of them and Manitoba will take over 24 community pastures. The one federal pasture in Alberta is operated by the national defence department and will be handled separately. Saskatchewan has named the first 10 pastures for which it intends to transfer ownership by 2014. Manitoba is expected to assume control of five pastures later this year. What Manitoba and Saskatchewan do with the land after the transfer is where they must tread carefully. While the federal government has decided its community pasture system is old bath water in need of change, the real prize, the baby in that bath water, deserves saving. Conservation management principles must be maintained whether the pastures are turned over to local user groups, turned over to private individual patrons or kept in provincial hands. As such, cattle producers who currently make use of these pastures are perfectly situated to take over. In each case, strict conservation requirements must be written into the agreements. Requirements that spell out protections for native grasslands and spe-

cies at risk and keep whole land blocks in place must be included. Prohibitions against tillage for annual cropping or housing or commercial developments go without saying. Most of the pastures were set up because the land was ill-suited for crops anyway, but rising market prices, urban spread and oilfield development make it difficult to predict future development potential for any land parcel. Having strict restrictions on land use would force those seeking future changes to seek adjustments to legislation. That at least opens these future issues up for debate and provides opportunity for input before changes are made. When managing the transfers, the provinces must be as flexible as possible with financing terms or leasing arrangements to ensure the lands are in the hands of those who have the most at stake. Many cattle producers have business plans based in part on access to community pastures and have invested a lot of capital based on continued access. They must be given first priority. In the end, conservation can be assured under any ownership model. The key is the management system. In Grasslands National Park, for example, wildlife flourished once controlled grazing was introduced. The beneficial effects of having cattle mimic the roles of bison that once roamed the Prairies cannot be understated. In the end, the system that arises could be a mix of ownership models, similar to what exists in Alberta, where a combination of crown-owned property, privately-owned land, conservation areas and community and patron-owned property serve the needs of Canada’s largest cattle herd. With the proper environmental protections in place, cattle producers have repeatedly demonstrated they are more than up to the task of preserving the land. Indeed, their livelihoods depend on it. Bruce Dyck, Terry Fries, Barb Glen, D’Arce McMillan and Joanne Paulson collaborate in the writing of Western Producer editorials.

Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats. WOODY ALLEN

Moose munch on branches on the Deedman farm near Killarney, Man. | LILLIAN DEEDMAN PHOTO


NDP leader’s promise of prairie breakthrough not as audacious as it sounds NATIONAL VIEW



n the face of it, Thomas Mulcair’s vow that he can revive NDP fortunes on the Prairies in 2015 seems implausible. The NDP leader is a crusty Montreal lawyer and academic, critic of western resource development, a two-term NDP MP and a leader with little obvious connection to the Prairies or rural Canada. Is he really the answer to the NDP’s

25 year drought on the Prairies? Actually, without predicting a massive prairie voter migration to the NDP from the Conservatives in 2015 when the next election is held, there is reason to predict he may be partly correct. More about that later. First, a bit about the federal NDP leader who was the most successful on the Prairies in the party’s 50 year history. No, it wasn’t that Baptist preacher from Weyburn, Sask., who was Saskatchewan premier for 17 years, the first NDP leader when it was formed in 1961 and lionized as a Canadian hero. Tommy Douglas bombed as leader on the Prairies. In 1962, he lost his own Regina seat and the NDP was shut out of Saskatchewan through three elections until a breakthrough in 1968 when six

MPs were elected, making the Prairie total nine. I t w a s n ’ t Yu k o n M P A u d r e y McLaughlin, who despite her rural background didn’t get the party beyond six seats on the Prairies. And it wasn’t Jack Layton, who led the party to a massive Quebec breakthrough in 2011 but never snagged a Saskatchewan seat in his four elections as leader and never more than five prairie seats. Instead, the most successful federal NDP leader on the Prairies was a tweedy Toronto university professor who held a heavily urban and unionized seat in Oshawa, Ont. Ed Broadbent led the party from 1975 to 1989, and during those years, it achieved an historic 14 prairie seats in 1980 and an historic 10 seats in Saskatchewan in 1988.

Broadbent’s leadership played an unknown role in those results, but it happened under his watch — an unprairie guy who nonetheless had candidates and a campaign that connected. The point is that being a central Canadian academic politician in no way need be an impediment to winning prairie seats for the party. So what about Mulcair’s dream of ending the four-election seat drought in Saskatchewan? The good news for him is that a mandatory redrawing of federal riding boundaries before the 2015 election means Saskatchewan will have several urban-dominated ridings that in the last two elections would have elected New Democrats if the boundaries had been the same. Besides, the party is making a concerted effort to connect with western

voters through the Lethbridge Declaration process of consulting. Little of this relates to the rural Prairies that have been overwhelmingly Reform and Conservative since 1993. The opportunity seems to lie in the growing urban and immigrant populations of the West. Still, veteran Winnipeg New Democrat Pat Martin makes a good point. Voters get tired of being taken for granted with their votes added to the party total before the vote is called. It happened on the Prairies in 1993 when upstart Reform swept away a Tory stranglehold that had existed since John Diefenbaker’s day. In 2011, the NDP swept away the Bloc Québécois that had dominated the province for 18 years. Those examples give the NDP some hope for 2015 on the Prairies.





Speculation not bad for commodities

U of S cuts should concern ag industry



t never fails. Each time commodity prices rise, there are calls for more curbs on speculation. The latest instance was last summer’s run-up in food prices as a result of the severe drought in central parts of North America. There are many factors that affect grain prices, but a basic one is the stock-holding behaviour of the world grain processing industry. This industry has moved to almost exclusively receiving just-in-time shipments of their raw material. They don’t like to have capital tied up in grain storage facilities and inventory and as a result buy grain as needed to keep costs down. But what happens when there isn’t much product in inventory and an apparent shortage? For example, what if inventories are already low and a U.S. Department of Agriculture report forecasts a lower crop? Grain processors become concerned about security of supply and buy a little extra just in case. Some may call this hoarding, but I would call it prudent risk management to make sure their plants stay open. Whatever it is, the effect is to increase prices, and the lower the inventories and the more just-in-case buying, the higher prices will rise. An interesting aspect of all the price spikes in recent years is that they occurred during the growing season and were relatively short-lived because, invariably, the shortages turned out to be overstated. In other words, the harvest was better than expected or higher prices

Lower grain inventories cause food price volatility, not market speculation. | FILE PHOTO curtailed demand. H o w d o j u s t- i n - c a s e b u y e r s respond when production and inventories exceed expectations? Naturally, they buy less because they had already made their purchases and now return to their normal justin-time behaviour. Reduced demand obviously lowers prices. Some blame speculators, but serious analysts see the market simply doing its job of rationing lower supply. Many people note that commodity price volatility has risen along with more speculation, and draw a link between the two. This confuses correlation and causation. Researchers at the University of

Illinois have shown that increased speculation was overwhelmingly a result of higher volatility. They argue strongly that lawmakers should tread lightly on controlling speculation: the worst possible outcome is to regulate a market into too little liquidity. The real reason for greater volatility in food prices is the trend toward lower grain inventories. This is caused by burgeoning demand in emerging economies as well as from the biofuel industry, which farmers are struggling to keep up with. Speculation can have a short-term impact on prices, but the evidence is clear that fundamentals drive markets in

the long run. It is not helpful to address agricultural issues with superficial thinking. According to the simple view, curbing speculation would have avoided high prices. Exactly how would reining in speculators insulate us from the inevitable price effects of the worst drought in a century? And how are farmers going to take advantage of higher prices if there are no speculators to take the opposite side of the farmers’ or grain handlers’ hedges? They would be latent sellers left without buyers. The worst problems and the most volatility are in commodity markets with too little speculation to provide the liquidity that hedgers need. Perhaps more importantly, what if policy-makers actually heed the argument against speculators? In a world with real problems, how much harm can be done with bad solutions — in this case, by potentially jeopardizing the liquidity needed in a wellperforming market. With only two to four weeks of grain inventory and the specter of very high food prices and starvation in vulnerable economies, the focus should be on ensuring people have enough to eat without resorting to revolution and terrorism. Larry Martin is the author of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s report Are Higher Commodity Prices driven by Speculation or Fundamentals? and a principal in Agri-Food Management Excellence Inc. This article was distributed by Troy Media. It has been edited for length.


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his isn’t what cow-calf producers want to hear, considering they have finally been able to make money over the past couple years. However, any way you look at it, the Canadian beef industry is facing big challenges. The most immediate is a continuation of the U.S. drought. Steve Meyer of Paragon Economics told the recent Tiffin Conference at Lethbridge College that 150 to 230 millimetres of moisture are needed to bring many areas of the American corn belt back to normal soil moisture reserves. Another year with reduced corn yields will keep prices high, which is

good news for Canadian grain producers but bad news for livestock producers. The 2012 spike in corn prices renewed the financial problems plaguing the hog industry and dramatically reduced calf prices. Meyer points out that the U.S. beef herd is the smallest since 1946. Feedlot placements are down in the United States and Canada. Beef supplies in North America will be short, increasing pressure on retail beef prices that are already high. That should be good news, except that per capita beef consumption has been dropping and high prices contribute to that trend. As Meyer says, personal disposable income in the U.S. isn’t rising quickly, which hurts the demand for meat. Of course, it’s certainly possible that the U.S. will receive ample rain, allowing better corn production and lower feeding costs. If that happens, c ow - c a l f p ro d u c e r s c o u l d s e e improved profitability this year. Still, there are serious longer-term threats. Structurally, the Canadian supply chain isn’t healthy. The vast majority

of Canadian processing capacity rests with two foreign-owned companies: Cargill and JBS. It was good news for the industry when Brazilian-owned JBS agreed to take over beleaguered XL Foods, but it’s never healthy to have just two main buyers. It also isn’t healthy to have 85 percent of our beef and live cattle exports going to just one country: the U.S. As we all know, the U.S. economy has serious challenges. The country needs to raise taxes and/or cut government spending to get their massive deficit and debt under control. Unfortunately, it seems unable and unwilling to make the tough decisions. Its only other option, other than defaulting on loans, is currency deflation. The country has already been practicing quantitative easing, which is basically printing money to lend back to itself. We’ve become used to the idea of the Canadian dollar being approximately on par with the U.S. greenback. Imagine a trading environment

in which the Canadian dollar is worth $1.10 or $1.15 American. Beef and live cattle export values would be seriously eroded. Canada is working on trade deals with many nations that could potentially lower the trade bar r iers imposed on Canadian beef. That provides long-term hope for more diversified exports, but it isn’t going to happen soon. As well, we’ll have a tough time competing for sales if the American dollar carries a much lower value than the Canadian dollar. There’s another risk that no one wants to talk about, but it’s real all the same. What are the odds of another serious disease outbreak? Foot-andmouth disease is the most feared. Most observers thought BSE would never happen in Canada. How long would it take to recover from a foot-and-mouth outbreak and at what cost? There are risks in any business, but the beef sector has more than its fair share. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at




f you don’t receive the Saskatoon daily news by paper or broadcast, you may not know that the University of Saskatchewan is under duress. The university has recently been saying it must cut $44.5 million in operating funds by 2016, and capital projects are also under review. Forty job cuts representing $2.3 million have already been announced, although no specifics have been provided. The university realized it faces a significant operational deficit by 2016 after it was told it would receive only a two percent budget increase from the province this year (down from five percent in recent years), and should expect no higher increases in the future. Therefore, it has mobilized. A serious concern is what these cuts will mean for the core colleges. It’s not a reach to say the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are extremely important to agriculture across the Prairies. Hopefully, any cuts will not lower the number of students graduating from these programs. Dean Mary Buhr said in an interview last week that the ag college is not affected by the job cuts now being made. “I can’t tell you if we will be or won’t be in the future,” she said. The U of S administration is looking for appropriate savings, and instead of cutting across the board is trying to cut strategically, she said. Clearly, though, Buhr is hoping the cuts will not affect her college in any significant way. “Agriculture is the heart and soul not only of the province, but of the future of the country.” It’s hard to say it any better than that. Dean Doug Freeman said the vet college’s situation is different because it receives funding from the four western provinces. Still, he said, “our funding situation parallels what’s happening at the U of S.” The college, under its new but asyet unsigned agreement with the ministries of advanced education, also has a budget deficit, although no cuts have yet been made. However, it can use the revenue streams it receives from providing veterinary services as well as instruction to help manage a shortfall, said Freeman. So far, so good. But considering the crucial roles the ag and vet colleges play in this part of the world, let’s hope the provinces and the university think twice before retracting any more resources.



OPEN FORUM THREATENED LAKE To the Editor: Lake Winnipeg nominated and put on Most Threatened Award List. (Winnipeg Free Press, Jan. 10). Yes, there’s more wrong with the lake than right, and when our elected officials, in this case the conservation and water stewardship minister, allow the destruction of a lakeside marsh, it makes me wonder what in blazes is wrong with our government, which professes to care about these waters? There are a great many other contributions of pollutants that come into the 10th largest fresh-water lake in the world, in our Manitoba: west from the Rocky Mountains, Ontario, and of course the U.S. via the Red River system. But that should never deter Manitobans (from) doing our part and set an example of not to pollute or remove or destroy nature’s water filters. In June 2011, the premier of Manitoba made a statement that in the coming year, which would be 2012, there would be meetings at high levels with provinces and the United States to address water issues that contaminate Lake Winnipeg. To date the only action in that regard, and reported, is a short trip into the U.S., where the crowd did apparently agree that they also have concerns about the condition of our lake. What else has been done? Who knows? It’s not a very nice award to be nominated for, that’s for sure, and “threatened” is not the appropriate word. It is far beyond that. Lake Winnipeg is and has been under attack for the past couple of decades. And if the government would just look in a mirror every now and then, they might come to the conclusion that they themselves are a very big part of the problem that is plaguing the health recovery of Lake Winnipeg.

I do not find it unreasonable that farmers and ranchers expect the same consideration. The trickle down effect to the economy is just as significant. David Martin, Vegreville, Alta.

HELICOPTER CARE To the Editor: As reported in the Regina Leader Post of Dec. 20, the (Saskatchewan premier Brad) Wall government plans to rob some Saskatchewan crown corporations to the tune of $10

million, then turn that money over to a private company that is trying to operate an ambulance service with helicopters. The article further explains two SaskPower employees received a non-fatal electrical flash that warranted a call for the air ambulance. But, due to weather conditions, the helicopter was unable to transport the employees for treatment. A fair question for SaskPower — by what method were the injured employees transported for medical treatment?



To the Editor:

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In this day of ever increasing farright governments being elected, here is reassurance. I read the other day that you can tell Canada is a democracy because the rich are not allowed to sleep under bridges or on heat grates in the city either. Jean H. Sloan, Lloydminster, Sask.

Henry Neufeld, Waldeck, Sask.

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NO ENTITLEMENT To the Editor: I need to take exception with Kevin Hursh’s column in the Jan. 10 WP. I have farmed and ranched in Alberta and Saskatchewan for the last 26 years and feel qualified to speak to the time frame Mr. Hursh references. I cannot think of one of my neighbours, peers or associates in either province who felt they were “entitled” or “owed a living.” GRIP (Gross Revenue Insurance Program), Tripartite Stabilization, Western Grain Stabilization, etc., were all well-grounded and necessary government programs that offset subsidies in other countries that were encouraging overproduction. The Crow Rate was not an entitlement to western farmers but rather a rate concession the railroad agreed to in exchange for massive government assistance and land grants. Since when does belonging to or supporting a marketing board classify one as entitled? If governments can offer assistance in times of need to the automotive, meat packing and banking industries, or 1 888-283-6847 or contact your Bayer CropScience representative. Always read and follow label directions. Raxil® and Stress Shield® are registered trademarks of the Bayer Group. Bayer CropScience is a member of CropLife Canada.




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e have a problem as long as the media drives the world. The purpose of advertising, which fuels the media, is to keep us always wanting something better. Satisfied people make poor customers. Advertising tells us we need a different deodorant or a computerized device that is smaller but higher powered. The challenge for those who advocate living as if life matters has never been greater, but can still, small voices be heard? It’s a matter of not letting ourselves be manipulated by others. We have a God-given capacity to focus on the things that nourish and sustain us, those around us and our world. I admire financial maven Gail VazOxlade for the way she helps couples crawl out from under burdens of debt. On the television program ‘Til Debt Do Us Part, people can move from the darkness of worry to the light of relief. They commit themselves to follow her instructions. They learn the importance of the pay-as-you-go plan and buy only what they need. If this kind of turnabout can happen with regard to our financial lives, it can also happen in our spiritual lives. The burden of dissatisfaction can be cast aside. We can commit ourselves to discovering the values that give our lives quality and joy. Throughout Scripture there are many example of individuals caught in the bustle of the everyday. They hear some kind of calling that gives them a new focus and depth of purpose. They step aside from their past mistakes and shout, “God made me, and God don’t make junk.” Let love from day to day be yardstick, rule and norm / and let our lives portray your love in human form. / Now come with us that we may have your wits about us where we live.” — Fred Kaan

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NDP targets Prairies as way to make ‘significant gains’ BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair has promised party faithful to win government in 2015 and says he needs a western resurgence of party fortunes as part of the strategy. A healthy 12-member caucus elected in British Columbia in the 2011 election makes the three prairie provinces the major gap. The party took just three of 58 seats there in the last election. Saskatchewan, home of the first CCF-NDP electoral base, shut out the party for the fourth straight federal election in 2011.

Mulcair, whose caucus strength is based in Quebec, vowed last week that a key priority is to rebuild the party base on the Prairies, centred on a Lethbridge Declaration of organizing and consulting with westerners. “We’re going to take on Mr. Harper’s Conservatives in every region and in every riding in the country,” Mulcair said to raucous applause from MPs and party staffers during a speech on Parliament Hill Jan. 18 after a two-day caucus meeting. “Our goal is simple: give Canadians a clear choice when they go to the polls in 2015.” The party now holds one seat in Edmonton and two in Manitoba.


A veteran Prairie New Democrat MP and a 2011 election survivor insists the dream of re-establishing on the Prairies need not be wishful thinking, although the assumption is not based on any presumption of a rural revival.

Pat Ma r t i n o f Wi n n i p e g s a i d redrawing riding boundaries in time for the 2015 federal election will create a number of more urban-concentrated seats in Saskatchewan’s growing cities that bodes well for the party. For the past decade, Saskatchewan’s ridings have been more of a balance between rural and urban voters that has eliminated the NDP advantage in some urban areas. “There’s a very real prospect of rebuilding in the prairie region and the redistribution alone makes it a lot more likely,” he said. “We got 33 percent of the vote in Saskatchewan without a single seat. I think redistribution will give us

some credit for that support level.” Martin said the party is also beginning a “concerted effort” to talk to prairie voters and fashion a 2015 election platform that reflects their priorities. “We will be appealing to people who don’t feel well represented by the Conservatives, who feel taken for granted.” Martin predicts a handful of Saskatchewan seats, a couple more in Manitoba and possibly an expansion of the party’s one-seat Alberta base. “There’s a real and compelling argument that we can make significant gains on the Prairies, and I don’t think that’s just blowing smoke,” he said. “It’s based on the evidence.”

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Emphasizing milling qualities of prairie spring wheat praised What Prairie Spring Red wheat lacks in protein, the class makes up for in higher yields BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

EDMONTON — Support appears to be growing for a plan to boost Canada Prairie Spring Red wheat acres in Western Canada and promote the class as a high-quality milling alternative. CPSR is a relatively minor wheat class in Western Canada, accounting for two percent of total wheat acres By comparison, Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) accounts for more than 60 percent of the wheat planted in Saskatchewan and close to 90 percent in Alberta and Manitoba. CPSR varieties generally have lower protein content than CWRS varieties but also have significantly higher yield potential. Supporters of the plan say promoting CPSR could result in more wheat production in Western Canada, larger export volumes and potentially greater returns for farmers. Breeders say the key is to expand the acceptable quality parameters within the class. Patty Townsend, chief executive officer of the Canadian Seed Trade Association, said the idea to promote CPSR will likely be discussed in greater detail next month when the Prairie Grain Development Committee meets. “I can’t prejudge (the level of support), but I know that the (committee’s wheat) quality evaluation team has been involved in (the discussion) and the chair … has been involved in the discussions right from the get go, so we’re really hoping that there is, if not complete consensus, at least a good understanding of the objectives and that we can get this dealt with very quickly,” said Townsend, who spoke at the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association meeting in Edmonton Jan. 17-18. Wheat industr y stakeholders including public breeders, private sector seed companies, millers and grain industry regulators have discussed the idea in the past year. Ron DePauw, a wheat breeder with Agriculture Canada, said he thinks there is considerable support. “I would say there is a real sense of optimism.” DePauw said proponents of the plan would like to broaden the range of acceptable quality characteristics that are normally applied to CPSR varieties.

I’m pleased to hear the discussions about the CPSR class because we feel that there is great potential in the class. ELWIN HERMANSON CANADIAN GRAIN COMMISSION

They would also like to see less emphasis on issues such as CPSR kernel hardness, gluten strength and total protein content and more emphasis on overall milling properties, flour colour and loaf volume per unit of protein. Protein quality will be an important consideration. Millers and bakers prefer highprotein milling wheat, primarily CWRS, because it usually translates into good loaf volume. However, DePauw said protein quality should also be considered. “There should be more focus on the quality of the protein (in terms of baking per for mance) and less emphasis on the quantity of protein,” he said. Kernel hardness and gluten are other quality parameters that would need to be reviewed and expanded, said DePauw. “As long as they have very good milling properties, we should pay less attention to how hard the kernel is and pay more attention to the milling properties as a primary consideration,” he said. “The bottom line is that they should have good milling properties, bright coloured flour … good brightness … and good flour yield.” Promoting CPSR wheat as a high quality milling wheat could have a significant economic impact on the Canadian wheat industry. DePauw said CPSR wheat could emerge as a major wheat class that offers net returns as good as CWRS varieties or better if the Canadian industry alters the quality parameters of CPSR and takes advantage of the class’s higher yield potential. Expanding the quality parameters of CPSR would enable wheat breeders to develop new high yielding milling varieties that could compete with popular high-yielding wheat classes from Australia and the United States. New CPSR varieties offer yields up to 26 percent higher relative to CWRS checks.

“Generally … for each drop of one percent in protein content, we can get about a 10 to 15 percent increase in grain yield,” said DePauw. “That’s a huge deal.” Townsend said there was a consensus among stakeholders that the quality of CWRS and amber durum classes should not be compromised, regardless of what happens with CPSR. “We agreed that the Canadian hard red spring and the Canadian western amber durum classes and the brand that goes along with those are important and that we don’t want to change those,” she said. Elwin Hermanson, chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission, has also expressed support for the plan. “I’m pleased to hear the discussions about the CPSR class because we feel that there is great potential in the class,” he said at a recent grain industry conference. “It’s a high yielding class, it does have different properties than the CWRS and I think there’s really potential for Canada to move forward in that class and perhaps other classes as well.”

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Alberta Federation of Agriculture | Change made to distance group from political party STORIES BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN FREELANCE WRITER

BANFF, Alta. — Directors of Alberta’s Wild Rose Agricultural Producers are looking to their roots for a fresh start. The group decided during its annual general meeting in Banff early last week to renamed itself the Alberta Federation of Agriculture, reviving a name that disappeared in the 1950s with the creation of Unifarm. T h e g ro u p e x p e c t s t h e na m e change to become official in the fall.

President Lynn Jacobson said a major reason for the change was the similarity in names between the farm group and Alberta’s official opposition, the Wildrose Party, which is officially registered as the Wildrose Alliance Political Association. Jacobson said too many people were confusing the two. As well, the organization wanted to broaden its scope to reflect its place as an umbrella group, advocating for farmers in all commodities, including livestock and field crops. Jacobson said too many commodity groups have gone in their own

directions in recent years, making it difficult for farmers to act collectively on issues of mutual interest. Officially formed in 1996, WRAP rose from the ashes of Unifarm, which was created in the late 1950s when the original Alberta Federation of Agriculture amalgamated with the lobby wing of the United Farmers of Alberta. The UFA was founded as a lobby group in 1909 and formed the provincial government from 1921-35 until it fell to the Social Credit party. Unifarm functioned as an umbrella group but started experiencing difficulties in a dispute with cattle pro-

ducers over the Crow Rate and Crow Benefit, said Jacobson. Other commodity groups also fell by the wayside, including the Alberta Pork Producers Development Corp., which was split into Alberta Pork and the Western Hog Exchange. The fatal blow came during a power struggle between Unifarm directors and two of the group’s major supporters, Alberta Wheat Pool and the UFA, which subsequently withdrew their funding from the organization. “What we’re trying to do here now is, we want to make our organization more inclusive,” said Jacobson.

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Producers told that cuts to CWB staff affect service BANFF, Alta. — A significant void in key marketing information is evidence that too much has changed too quickly at CWB, says Wild Rose Agricultural Producers. Nobody knows how many ships are sitting outside the port at Vancouver or who is loading what for where, said association president Lynn Jacobson after hearing a presentation by Glen Tole, country operations director for CWB. He said the best guess was 47 ships parked and waiting for loads when Tole addressed the group’s annual meeting in Banff last week. Tole described a dramatic reduction in the number of staff at CWB after the single desk was eliminated, leaving holes in information and services that had previously been provided to producers. He said the organization’s workforce has fallen to fewer than 100 from 430, with the country operations staff reduced to 16 from 60. “Obviously, there are many services and pieces that we were involved in that we just do not have the resources to do now,” he said. “A lot of the advocacy work, a lot of the pieces that we were involved in, we’ve had to pull back from.” Tole said he has received calls from people with ideas about what CWB should be doing, but those suggestions have to be weighed against the considerable loss of available resources, including people. Market information is no longer free, with a weekly report available to farmers for $650 per year. That still leaves many questions about marketing intelligence that CWB staff had gathered in the past but are no longer able to provide, said Jacobson. “Right now, we’re seeing a lot of secrecy within the industry, and that’s hard. Really, we used to be able to know what grain sales would be,” he said. “There’s no requirement in Canada for that at all. It’s got so bad, you don’t even know what’s loading at the Port of Vancouver.” Jacobson said the number of vessels waiting in Vancouver is vital information for prairie farmers as they make their marketing decisions. “We do know that things are starting to back up in the Port of Vancouver.” He said CWB’s pooling system ensured that grain was available for loading and that supplies kept flowing. With that system now gone, grain shipped for Viterra cannot be shifted to Pioneer, for example, so one company may be sitting on large volumes of grain while another runs short. “There wasn’t a lot of thought into the transition. There wasn’t processes put in place. It was really criminal to move it that fast because there was no plans for succession of the wheat board.” Jacobson believes the ideology that drove the transition trumped the common sense that was needed to make it work.




Processors looking at support centre New foods | Association looks to assist Manitoba scientists and businesses BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

It can be difficult for scientists in lab coats and businesspeople in threepiece suits to communicate because they work in distinct worlds and use jargon specific to their trade. However, food processors in Manitoba are hoping a commercialization centre can bridge the cultural divide between researchers and entrepreneurs. On Jan. 16 at Ag Days in Brandon, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz announced funding of $441,000 to the Manitoba Food Processors Association (MFPA) for projects to help entrepreneurs put innovative food products on store shelves. “Our job is to create programs that assist entrepreneurs and existing businesses establish their operations and increase their competitive strength in the market,” said MFPA executive director Dave Shambrock. “Many of the new products that small companies are bringing to market are based on some of the unique compounds that are found in our local crops and the incredible health benefits that these products have to consumers.” The association will use part of the funding to study the feasibility of a food product service centre in Manitoba. If constructed, it will allow developers of novel food to work directly with researchers studying the medicinal benefits of buckwheat, flax and pulses. “The real opportunity is getting researchers to be working more closely with industry on projects that are close to being commercially viable,” Shambrock said. “We’re looking at an industry-run, business support centre that will have on-site resources and office space for up to 15 new companies that are commercializing their food business ideas.” Manitoba now has two research centres where scientists study the health benefits of Canadian crops: the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals and the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine. Ritz said harnessing that research and the energy of start-up companies should enhance Manitoba’s agriculture industry. “We’ve been hewers of wood and drawers of water,” he said. “Anytime we can add value to those commodities, it’s certainly good for the Canadian economy.” The association will also develop a program to allow experienced food processors to mentor novice food product entrepreneurs.

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Equipment that separates manure into solids and liquids is expensive and must be considered carefully by dairy and hog producers before they take the plunge. Jennifer Neden, a nutrient management specialist with Alberta Agriculture, said she knows of nine manure separators installed on Alberta farms in the last two to three years. Producers need a cost-benefit analy-

sis to decide about installing a system that can cost $50,000 for the equipment and often more than $100,000 for a building and related equipment. “There’s been a big flush of them come into the system and I think one of the reasons why is because the (federal Growing Forward) program offered a cost share on installing these systems, and that made the economics that much more viable,� Neden said in an interview at the Manure Management Update in Lethbridge Jan. 14. The program will provide up to $50,000 to producers for installing a separation system. Dairy producer Brian Stoutjesdyk decided the cost would be worthwhile. He installed a screw press separator two years ago when costs skyrocketed for sawdust bedding. He now he uses the dewatered dairy manure for bedding, supplying his own needs and those of two other farms.


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Neden said bedding can be a big expense for dairy and hog operations, and separation is an option. “I think the way that guys are running their numbers is if they do recycle the bedding, they look at what their current bedding costs are and for some guys, they’re paying $1,200 a month. For what? Just for bedding. So if they incorporate those savings into paying off their piece of equipment, I think the return makes more sense.� Neden said the screw press separator is the most popular, although fan separators and systems connected to composters have also been installed. The screw press is more effective when there is higher dry matter content, which makes it better with dairy manure than hog manure. Besides bedding, the solids can also be composted or used as fertilizer. The solids tend to retain phosphorus, while much of the nitrogen remains with the liquid. That requires producers to manage the different products according to soil needs, said Neden. Separation of the solids makes them more economical to move and apply because of their nutrient concentration. The solids have less odour when the liquid is removed, which can be a consideration. The liquids are thinner, easier to pump and may be suitable for fertigation. However, Neden said the high initial cost, need for facility modifications and the energy and maintenance requirements are important considerations. “There’s also two waste streams to manage, and this is something that sometimes producers forget.� Animal numbers and manure volume are key to determining whether manure separators will pay off.





Composting manure easier to transport, boosts carbon Battling the bull’s-eye | Composting reduces water content, boosts nitrogen BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Farmers applied manure on six percent of cropland in Manitoba in 2010, five percent in Alberta and three percent in Saskatchewan, according to Statistics Canada. The low numbers didn’t surprise Agriculture Canada researcher Frank Larney. The specialist in composting and soil reclamation said they are similar to figures in the last agriculture census, which illustrates the point: “We didn’t spread it around enough.� He said the low percentage in Saskatchewan can be attributed to the province’s large farms and fewer livestock. Quebec, which has less farmland and more integrated crop and livestock operations, was the highest at 44 percent. Larney told a manure management update meeting in Lethbridge Jan. 14 that half of Canadian farms applied some form of manure to their land in 2010. In Western Canada, it broke down to 50 percent in Alberta, 48 percent in British Columbia, 47 percent in Manitoba and 36 percent in Saskatchewan. However, the low number of acres that received manure shows it wasn’t spread too far. Larney calls it “the bull’s-eye effect,� which is the tendency to spread manure in higher concentrations


closer to the source because it is too expensive to haul it farther. “Basically we need to spread it around a bit. So instead of that land that’s just one kilometre from the feedlot source, which already probably has high soil N and P, we need to transport it out there further afield.� A perfect nutrient loop involves crops that are fed to livestock, with the resulting manure spread on land for use by the subsequent crop. “In actuality, it’s not that simple or straightfor ward,� Larney said, because many nutrients for intensive livestock operations are imported and not all of them leave the operation in the form of livestock or meat. Compost is one way to close the nutrient loop. It reduces both water content and volume and concentrates nitrogen and phosphorus. One tonne of fresh manure can be reduced to 210 kilograms of compost, making it more economical to move. “When it comes to a haulage scenario of moving nutrients further afield from source, composting has the advantage there over fresh

manure,� he said. “It’s more economical to haul N and P as compost instead of fresh manure, and that helps close that nutrient loop.� Larney said manure composting has been increasing in the livestock industry since the mid-1990s. Statistically, it is difficult to determine the size of any increase because the wording of census questions differed between 2005 and 2010 and the answers don’t provide an apples to apples comparison. Larney’s field research on irrigated cropland near Vauxhall, Alta., showed compost application increased soil carbon levels in crop rotation studies. “Soil organic carbon is the integrator of soil quality,� he said. “Basically, if you can bring it up, improve the levels in your surface, you’re going to maintain your soil quality and make your soil more sustainable for future cropping.� Soil organic carbon increased 17.8 percent on land to which compost was applied in Larney’s 12-year study. He also studied compost effects on well site reclamation and found soil benefits were still evident 10 years after application. Composting eliminates pathogens, parasites and weed seeds and stabilizes nutrients so they are slowly released in soil. Disadvantages include carbon and nitrogen losses and greenhouse gas emissions.

Statistics Canada numbers show half of Canadian farms applied some type of manure in 2010, but more work needs to be done to encourage manure spreading farther away from the source. | FILE PHOTO

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Researchers find compost breaks down pathogens BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Beef molecular biologist Tim Reuter was intrigued and disappointed when a galvanized chain nearly dissolved in a manure compost experiment. He was intrigued by compost properties that could break down metal but disappointed that weakness in the chain made it necessary for him and his crew to dig into a compost pile that contained manure and dead animal parts. Reuter and beef research scientist Kim Stanford are studying the ability of the compost process to degrade animal carcasses and specified risk material and reduce or eliminate livestock pathogens such as anthrax, E. coli O157:H7, campylobacter, Newcastle disease and prions. Some research was done in biosecure lab facilities because of the nature of the pathogens, but the Alberta Agriculture researchers also conducted a large scale study in a compost structure with numerous animal carcasses covered in manure and a manure and sawdust mixture.

They found that the composting process degraded virtually all parts of the carcasses, partly because of temperatures greater than 55 C reached during the composting process. Hoofs were used as models for prions in some of their studies, due to their molecular structure, Reuter told a Jan. 14 manure management update meeting in Lethbridge. “After 230 days, we had more or less 95 to 99 percent reduction or degradation of these hoofs.� Most pathogens were reduced by at least 99 percent, with the exception of the bacteria related to Johne’s disease. Anthrax was reduced but not eliminated and the same was true for infectious prions. In their abstract, Reuter and Stanford concluded that “composting is (an) effective alternative to eliminate infectious pathogens from re-entering the food and feed chain and subsequent disease related losses or costs.� They also found that while composting reduces manure volume, it also makes nutrients more available for plant nutrition and can reduce fertilizer costs.

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Lack of sleep dangerous Farm accidents rise | Researcher says proper shuteye critical to farm safety BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

It’s well documented that farming is one of the most dangerous professions in Canada, but how many farm accidents are caused by a lack of sleep? No data is available to definitively answer that question, but a globally recognized sleep expert is convinced there is a link. “Nurses say openly, ‘well, it’s fall time. Let’s get ready for the farmers.’ They know there’s going to be a lot of accidents,” said Carlyle Smith, director of the Trent University Sleep Centre in Peterborough, Ont. “A lot of those (accidents) could be reduced if you could get these guys (farmers) to just take a nap.” Smith was in Manitoba Jan. 14-19 for five rural workshops titled Sleepless in Manitoba: Making Sleep Work for You. Manitoba Farm & Rural Support Services organized the presentations in Brandon, Dauphin, Morden, Neepawa and Beausejour to shed light on a health and safety issue that doesn’t get sufficient attention. “They’re haven’t been conclusive studies done, to my knowledge, about the connection (between farm accidents and sleep),” said Janet Smith, Farm & Rural Support Services program manager. “But it makes sense if you’re not sleeping because they (scientists) equate it to being intoxicated.”


Research data indicates that 24 hours of wakefulness equates to a blood alcohol level of 0.1 percent, which is over the legal limit of 0.08 percent in many jurisdictions. Carlyle Smith is certain that lack of sleep leads to serious on-farm accidents for two reasons: research data on the impact of sleep deprivation on the human body and his personal experience growing up on a farm near Oak Lake, Man. “I watched my dad, and I participated in harvest, and I know there are times you really have to go (work long hours),” said Smith, who is known for his research on sleep and how it affects learning. “(But) I watched my uncle, who was just so exhausted, have his hand ground off by a gear…. He was trying to do something with the machine running and he just made a mistake.” Glen Blahey, agricultural health and safety specialist with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, said a

lack of sleep leads to slower response times and poorer decisions, which can be fatal when working with heavy equipment or livestock. Getting slightly more rest during the hectic spring and late summer periods might reduce the risk of serious accidents on the farm, but Smith said it’s not easy to convince driven, self-reliant people such as farmers to take a nap in the middle of the day during harvest. “There comes this point of exhaustion where you simply must sleep. Your health has to be more important than that last 80 acres of wheat,” he said. Blahey agreed, noting he often thinks of bumper stickers created by a farm safety group in Manitoba. “One of the stickers read, ‘I’ll finish this field even if it kills me’ … and on occasion that’s exactly what happens.” Farmers aren’t the only people in North America who underestimate the value of sleep. Smith said it’s been well documented that people began sleeping less as the world modernized over the last century. “I’m not sure of the exact numbers. I know that 100 years ago we got a couple of more hours of sleep … than we do now,” he said. “Most (scientists) would agree that people are sleeping less now because they (the public) have decided to scrimp on that particular thing.” He said people and doctors don’t appreciate the importance of sleep, even though insufficient sleep increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes and causes a myriad of other health problems. “Medical schools don’t spend a lot of time talking about sleep,” he said. “Your average doctor doesn’t take it that seriously.” He said research on shift workers has demonstrated that the heart and other organs cannot tolerate inconsistent sleep habits. “Bad sleep leads to earlier death,” he said. Most patients show up at Smith’s sleep lab reluctantly, despite the scientific evidence. “The men are dragged into the (sleep) lab by their women,” Smith said. “He (the husband) will often say, ‘I don’t even know why I’m here.’ ” Blahey said the “I’m fine” or “I don’t need help” attitude is pervasive among farmers. “The martyr thing, I’ve seen (that) over the years,” he said. “The whole issue of personal health is something that producers either do not want to face or don’t take seriously.” Janet Smith said that attitude may be shifting because the sleep workshops in Manitoba were well attended. “We know that we’ve tapped a nerve. I’m sure this won’t be the last you here from us on this topic ”


FACTS ABOUT SLEEP • Forty to 50 million U.S. adults suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, while another 20 to 30 million have occasional sleep-related problems connected to anxiety and depression. • Seventeen hours of continuous wakefulness produces performance impairment equal to a blood alcohol level of 0.05 percent. After 24 hours, impairment is equivalent to a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent. • A Chicago Medical School study of 3,000 adults older than 45 found that insufficient sleep doubled the risk of stroke or heart attack. • Sleep experts don’t know how much sleep humans need because it varies from person to person. Nonetheless, insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, heart problems, obesity, diabetes and depression. • Older adults with illnesses such as cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, chronic pain, depression or dementia are more likely to complain of chronic insomnia than are older individuals who do not develop such medical illnesses. These illnesses are all associated with morning fatigue and/or daytime sleepiness while also being a cause of poor nocturnal sleep quality. Increase good “sleep hygiene: • Go to bed at the same time every night and try to wake at the same time each morning. Use a relaxing bedtime routine and establish a good sleep environment with limited distractions to help promote sleep. • Avoid heavy meals, fluids, alcohol or nicotine before going to sleep. Avoid caffeinated beverages after 6 p.m. • Do not eat, read or watch TV in bed. Use your bed only for sleeping and intimacy so your body associates your bedroom with sleeping. • Exercise regularly, but avoid exercising within three hours of going to bed. Sources: National Sleep Foundation,, staff research





Monarchs are Mexico’s other North American tourists TALES FROM THE ROAD



old splashes of orange speckle the blue sky as countless Monarch butterflies fill the air and land on branches, logs, the ground and even on our heads and shoulders. The sound is unlike anything we have heard before: a gentle, whispering-like whir like a million pieces of confetti thrown in the air. Awestruck visitors speak in hushed tones while w itnessing one of nature’s breathtaking spectacles. We’re in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site high in the mountains of Michoacan, west of Mexico City. Migrating Monarchs from east of the Rockies throughout North America overwinter in this mountaintop forest of oyamel fir trees. Arriving around late November and staying until March, they number in the millions. Our journey starts with a three-hour bus ride from Mexico City to Zitacuaro, where we transfer to a smaller local bus that winds slowly up the mountains, past cornfields and small villages to Angangueo. Two parts of the reserve, El Rosario and Sierra Chincua, sit even higher up the mountains outside this valley town. Finding someone to drive us to the reserves is easy. New faces in this small town don’t go unnoticed for long. At the entrance to Sierra Chincua, we can either walk or hire horses to get farther uphill to the viewing area. With altitudes near 10,000 feet, we allow ourselves the luxury of riding up the dusty path. Leaving the horses, our guide Arturo leads us along the heavily forested path to a ridge that slopes into the valley below. Before long, we come to a clump of trees thick with butterflies, many of which are already flying around as the mid-morning sun warms the for-

est. We stare at the spectacular sight, content to stay there and watch, but Arturo assures us that ahead it gets even better. By this time, we shed jackets and sweaters because it feels more like summer than January. The Monarchs react to the warmth as well. Branches dripping with semi-dormant butterflies come to life as Monarchs take to the air by the tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands. They are everywhere so we move slowly and carefully. No other butterfly in the world migrates this far and in such large numbers. Their travels are more like bird migrations, but with a twist. Those arriving next year might be the grandkids or great-grandkids of this year’s migrants. How they find their way is still a mystery. We leave with a feeling of exhilaration, tempered with the realization that this marvel of nature is threatened. Key parts of the forest are set aside as wildlife reserves, but there is con-

ABOVE: Thousands of Monarch butterflies perch on tree branches at the butterfly sanctuary near Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico. LEFT: Angangueo is a former mining town in the western Sierra Madre Mountains. It is the main centre for visiting Monarch Butterfly sanctuaries nearby, including El Rosario, and Sierra Chincua. | ROBIN & ARLENE KARPAN PHOTOS

IF YOU GO: • You can travel on your own to Angangueo, but it’s helpful if you know some Spanish. stant pressure from logging interests and illegal logging. Altering habitats in Canada and the United States, especially the loss of milkweed favoured by Monarch caterpillars, add to the concerns. On a positive note, Monarchs help the local Mexican economy, long

dependent on mining and subsistence farming. Locals run most tourist services from guides in the reserves to transport and lodging. Arlene and Robin Karpan are well-travelled writers based in Saskatoon. Contact:

• Guided excursions run from Mexico City or Morelia and travel agents can arrange trips from other places as well. • February is generally considered prime time but be prepared for cool mountain air. • Try to avoid weekends.


Meddling in-laws a sure-fire recipe for marital disputes A PRAIRIE PRACTICE



watched a wonderful movie recently, Les Miserables, which is a story that has been presented on stage and in a number of movies over the years. Although the entire story is fascinating, the part that I found most moving was where the main character, Jean Valjean, discovers that his

beloved adopted daughter, Cosette, has fallen in love with a young man called Marius. Valjean goes from feeling protective and jealous about this relationship to realizing that, as part of his deep love for his daughter, he wants to accept and love the young man she has chosen. Valjean sings the beautiful song, Bring Him Home, praying for the safety of his daughter’s young man in the armed rebellion where Marius is in grave danger. When Marius is wounded, Valjean carries him through the sewers of Paris to safety, at great risk to himself, and thereby saves the life of his daughter’s beloved. Anyone who has adult children who are married or in a committed common-law relationship might

want to see that movie and think about Valjean’s attitude toward his son-in-law. When I practiced family law, I observed what I believe was the single most common factor that causes marriages to break down. Is the main cause addiction, financial irresponsibility or basic incompatibility? No, in my experience, most often it is interference by parents or other family members of one or both of the marriage partners. Usually, it is the sad scenario of a controlling parent continuing to monopolize the life of their child and attempting to make him choose between his spouse and his parent, expecting the child to continue to have his first loyalty

to his family of origin. This can be even more difficult if the young married couple resides or works with the parents. In those cases, both the parents and the young couple need to be respectful of each other’s family units. Money that is loaned or given to the young couple with difficult strings attached often becomes the root of a problem that will fester into marriage breakdown. Parenting practices and efforts to control the grandchildren as well as the adult children are also often an issue of contention. It is a recipe for disaster when the parents of an adult child take sides in marital disputes. The example given by Jean Valjean

of opening his heart to his new sonin-law, loving him like the son he never had and doing whatever he could to make the young couple’s ma r r i a g e s u c c e s s f u l , i s w o r t h remembering. The role of the parents in the success or failure of their adult children’s marriage cannot be overstated. Respect the choices your children have made, love their spouses like you would love your own children and do whatever you can to support the marriage. 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@





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is to combine the noodles, ham, sour cream and cheese along with three beaten eggs. Once mixed, put in the casserole and top with the butter and bread crumbs and bake. From




Dear TEAM: I lost a great recipe for brussels sprouts. The sprouts were pre-cooked a bit and finished in the oven. Unfortunately, the only ingredient I can remember is soy sauce. — V. Borsa, Yellow Creek, Sask

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NOODLE RECIPE Dear TEAM: My husband has asked me to make a dish his mother made for him as a child. I have looked everywhere and can’t find a recipe. It was noodles with fine breadcrumbs on top. There was also a gravy on top, but I’m not sure what was in it. — C. James, Dinsmore , Sask. Dear reader: Here are a couple of noodle recipes. I hope one may be close to what you are looking for.

MUSHROOM & NOODLE CASSEROLE 1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 500 g 2 tbsp. butter 30 mL parsley, chopped salt pepper 8 oz. egg noodles, cooked 225 g 2 tbsp. buttered fine breadcrumbs or crushed round cracker crumbs 30 mL paprika Parmesan cheese Sauté mushrooms in butter over high heat for fve minutes. Season to taste with parsley, salt and pepper. Arrange noodles and mushrooms in layers in a buttered casserole dish. Top with buttered breadcrumbs or crushed cracker crumbs and brown in a 375 F (190 C) oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika and serve with garlic bread or buttered toast. Adapted from www.

SCHINKENNUDELN (HAM WITH NOODLES) 1 lb. fresh egg noodles 500 g OR 3/4 lb. large egg noodles 340 g 1/4 c. Swiss cheese OR Emmentaler cheese, grated 60 mL 1/2 lb. ham, diced 225 g salt, to taste 1-2 tbsp. butter 15 – 30 mL 1 c. sour cream 225 mL 2 tbsp. fine bread crumbs 30 mL Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Cook the noodles in salted water and drain or use leftover noodles. Lightly butter a casserole dish and alternate layers of ham, noodles, sour cream and cheese. Lightly salt each layer. The top layer should consist of noodles. Dot with little bits of butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes. An alternate method

Dear reader: I have not been a great fan of brussels sprouts in the past but I came to appreciate the wonderful flavour of these mini members of the cabbage family while testing the following recipe. I hope it was what you were seeking.

SOY-ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1 1/4 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, about 30 sprouts 570 g 2 tbsp. canola oil 30 mL 2 tbsp. soy sauce 30 mL 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 15 mL black pepper Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and lightly grease a 13 by 18 inch (33 x 45 cm) baking sheet. Mix the oil, soy sauce, mustard and pepper. Toss the brussels sprouts in the mixture. Transfer to the greased baking sheet, spread in an even layer and roast until the sprouts are partially tender, about 15 minutes. Stir and raise the oven temperature to 400 F (200 C). Continue to roast, stirring every five minutes or so until the sprouts are browned and fully tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve hot or warm. Adapted from blogs/browbeat.

mation, call 800-465-6072. • Wild Game Cookbook. It’s written by Doug and Peggy Kazulak and published by Lone Pine Publishing. • Wild Game Field Care & Cooking (DVD). This excellent DVD features master chef Milos Cihelka and provides specific detail on how to field dress and butcher your deer along with numerous recipes. It’s produced by StoneyWo l f P ro d u c t i o n s. Fo r m o re information, call 800-237-7583 or visit

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MOOSE SOUP? One of the first columns I wrote in The Western Producer in January 1996 included a recipe for boiled moose nose. Recently, when we were discussing wild game recipes, TEAM contributor Sarah Galvin suggested one that she had heard of when she was in the Maritimes: moose muffle soup. Parks Canada has developed a section on its website that features historical recipes. The following is its version of Marm Bailey’s moose muffle soup. This 200-year old recipe is attributed to Marm Bailey, a widow who had a boarding house and dining establishment in Annapolis Royal, N.S. It is said that people came from miles around to have a bowl. She even bottled the soup and exported it to England.

1 moose nose 1 knuckle of veal 12 meatballs (use your own meatball recipe to put your signature on the recipe) 2-3 onions, chopped yolks of 12 hard boiled eggs 2-3 tbsp catsup 30– 45 mL Marjoram, cloves, cayenne, thyme, and salt (to taste, depending on size of moose nose) 1 bottle of port Remove all hair off the moose nose, using pliers to remove larger bristles. Thoroughly rinse and clean the moose nose and place it in a large cauldron. The size of cauldron depends on size of moose nose. Add water to cauldron so that it rises three inches above the moose nose. Bring the water to a

boil and let it boil vigorously for 45 minutes. Reduce to a simmer for the morning and most of the afternoon. In this manner all the juices, flavours and gelatinous substances will combine to make a wonderful broth. Remove moose nose from cauldron and pull the meat off the nose. Chop the moose nose meat into small pieces and place the meat in the broth. Add all remaining ingredients to the cauldron and simmer on a low heat for about three hours. Ladle into large soup bowls and serve with thick homemade bread and a glass of red wine. The original recipe appears in The Romance of Old Annapolis Royal, written by Charlotte Isabella Perkins and published by the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal in 1934. Visit for more information. Betty Ann Deobald is a home economist from Rosetown, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. Contact:


WILD GAME RECIPES Following our article on game birds in November, we received several calls and letters from readers for more information and recipes using moose, deer and other wild game. Please send us your favourite game or fish recipes or meat handling tips so we can share them with other readers. In looking for recipes, I have discovered several excellent resources that are accessible online or through your library: • Saskatchewan Asso ciation of Conservation Officers Cookbook. This cookbook has a wide range of recipes for big game, game birds and fish as well as interesting recipes for squirrel, rabbit and porcupine. It’s available at Saskatchewan Conser vation offices, or call 306-763-3466 for more information. • Blueberries & Polar Bears and Cranberries & Canada G eese. They are written by Helen Webber and Marie Woolsey and published by Blueberries & Polar Bears Publishing. • The Moose Cookbook, Over 100 Ways to Cook Your Moose . It’s written by colonel John J. Koneazny and published by General Store Publishing House. For more infor-


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Busy farm family takes lead role in charity Close to home | Saskatchewan family works to raise awareness of diabetes and funds for research BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU

RUSH LAKE, Sask. — Darren Steinley is eating a quick lunch between the morning and afternoon halves of a rural municipality council meeting. His wife, Michelle, has left work early at Agriculture Canada’s Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC) in Swift Current, Sask., picked up sons Andrew, 13, and Noah, 10, at their school in Waldeck and is driving home to their farm north of Rush Lake to meet

Darren and a reporter for a lunchtime interview. Hectic days are normal for the Steinleys. An unexpected afternoon off school for the boys will give them some time to do chores before evening activities. The brothers are involved in sports and have 4-H calves on the go. Although they’re still too young to know for certain if farming is in their future, they are following a pattern of brothers working together on this farm. Darren’s grandfather established a

dairy, beef and grain farm near Rush Lake in 1949. Irrigation had come to the area and several dairy farms took advantage of the abundance of water and ability to grow quality hay. Darren’s father, Howard, and uncle, Ron, took over the farm and turned it into a successful polled Hereford and dairy operation under the Parkview name. The dairy was discontinued in 1998. “It was build a new barn or discontinue,” said Darren. “They had a strong purebred herd and were able to capitalize on selling the quota. Plus, we weren’t ready to take over.” Darren and Michelle, who both attended the University of Saskatchewan but met one summer at SPARC, were living on an acreage next door and working off the farm. Ten years later, the timing was right. In 2008, Darren and his brother, Kevin, bought the operation when their father and uncle were finally ready to sell and moved into the two houses on the property. They now run 170 cows, including purebred Polled Hereford and Angus and some commercial cattle. “We stuck with Polled Hereford a long time, but last year we decided we needed another marketing opportunity,” Darren said of the decision to add Angus cows. Irrigation is still vital to the operation. They have 391 acres under flood irrigation and 250 acres under sprinklers, yielding three to four tonnes per acre. Hay sales are a critical component of the business. “The wet years we’ve experienced have almost been detrimental to our bottom line,” said Darren. Most of the hay is typically sold in southern Saskatchewan to beef producers, while second cut alfalfa goes to dairy producers, although that business is getting smaller as the

number of dairies declines. Good yields for beef producers outside the hay business have also resulted in fewer sales opportunities. Contracts to ship hay south can be complicated by trucking issues, but the biggest challenge on the farm is likely time management. Darren has several irons in the fire, of both the paying and volunteer variety. Kevin works at Meyers Norris Penny, while Michelle works full time as a data manager in SPARC’s wheat breeding program and volunteers with the school community council and their church. “Months in advance, we’re planning,” said Darren. “We just don’t have the luxury of deciding what to do day by day.” Darren, who has an agriculture diploma, works on contract with the Provincial Council of Agriculture Development and Diversification Boards and the Environmental Farm Plan program to deliver workshops and help producers fill out applications. Working as a consultant allows him to choose how busy he wants to be, but he does favour the environmental projects. “I think it’s important,” he said. “It’s showing how being environmentally friendly can be great for the producer, the operation and his bottom line as well.” It also gives him time to work with the local irrigation district and as a councilor for the RM of Excelsior. But no matter how busy they are, the family is united in the goal to help Noah manage diabetes and raise funds for a cure. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October 2008 at age six. A steep learning curve followed and he now wears a pump to help control his insulin. Michelle said there is no history of

Type 1 diabetes in their families, but Noah had a viral infection several months before his diagnosis that might have triggered the autoimmune disease. She said they chose to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation because the agency is seeking a cure. “Eighty percent of the funds they raise go directly to finding a cure and improve treatments,” Michelle said. Treatments could include better pumps and an artificial pancreas. They connected with others in Swift Current and have helped organize successful local versions of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The Steinleys take the lead organizing a poker tournament that raises $15,000 in a single night. A heifer auction at a local bull sale brought in $10,000 on Noah’s behalf. “We try and put awareness out in our community as well,” she said. “Noah spoke last summer at a golf tournament organized by the building and trades association.” Michelle, who has a degree in food science from the U of S, said they have learned to deal with their anxieties about monitoring blood sugar and allowing Noah to attend birthday parties or sleepovers with friends. “Noah eats just like any other kid. The pump gives him that lifestyle,” she said. Darren has always been his hockey and football coach so is on hand should anything happen. “He is pretty independent and takes responsibility for it himself,” Michelle added. Michelle and Darren say Noah’s diabetes has brought the family closer together. Andrew has taken on as much as any of them, learning the carbohydrate counts of food and asking questions during his brother’s doctor appointments.

Noah, Michelle, Darren and Andrew Steinley work to raise diabetes awareness. |







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I asked my doctor to refer me to a plastic surgeon for surgery on my nose. I have never liked the shape of it because it is too long. I am willing to pay for the procedure, but my doctor insists I see a psychiatrist for an assessment before I get the surgery. Is this really necessary? I think I am normal. I just want a nicer nose.


In Canada, it is not uncommon for physicians and plastic surgeons to request a psychiatric assessment before performing major plastic surgery. These procedures are not without risk, and some people may end up looking worse than before. There are also some individuals such as Michael Jackson or Dolly Parton who have had multiple surgeries done, often unnecessarily. They may be suffering from a psychiatric condition known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The individual becomes obsessed with the appearance of one or more parts of his body, even though he may appear within normal limits to others. He may become socially withdrawn, depressed and anxious and there is sometimes a high suicide rate in such patients. Men seem to be as likely as women to have BDD. Treatment is with psychotherapy to work on self-esteem and body image issues, and medication such as antidepressants may also be required. BDD usually starts in adolescence when young people are self-critical, or when others have made critical remarks about appearance. The sufferer may be obsessive-compulsive in other ways as well and anyone trying to talk him out of the obsessions is often met with hostility and anger. The most common risk in any surgery is infection. The surgeon may prescribe antibiotics after the surgery as a precaution. Scarring is another side effect. Necrosis or tissue death is more serious but generally only occurs with breast reductions, tummy tucks and facelifts. Smokers are more prone to this complication due to narrowing and constriction of small blood vessels and a relatively reduced oxygen supply to the affected area. Nerves may also be damaged during the surgery, leading to numbness or paralysis in some muscles. Finally, there is a small risk with general anaesthesia, which is still used in most cosmetic surgeries. If your psychiatrist finds you are not suffering from BDD and your nose could use improvement, then after considering the above risks, go ahead and find out if you’ll be more content with a new nose. Clare Rowson is a retired medical doctor in Belleville, Ont. Contact:

Family farms | Consultant stresses communication as families balance money and emotions BY WILLIAM DEKAY SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Reg Shandro spends hours sitting at farmers’ kitchen tables discussing futures. Based in Lacombe, Alta., Shandro is building a business around easing the burden of succession planning for family farms. It’s not easy work labouring through the wide range of emotions, dynamics and finances of individual families. “All farm families have their issues,” he said during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon Jan. 10. “Succession doesn’t happen overnight.” Shandro has worked as an agrologist, bank manager and in accounting, but credits his farm upbringing as the cornerstone necessary for specializing in farm succession planning. At age 48, he combined his life experiences and went back to school to become a qualified mediator. “An absolute holy grail, crack the code piece that’s required to make this work. Without that, you’re a fledgling adviser,” he said. With agriculture booming, so has his business, Farmacist Advisory. Although the primary driver is economic good times, Shandro said it’s important to understand why the successors are coming back. “Are they coming back offensively or defensively?” He describes defensive as a lifestyle move in which people return to the farm because it is a comfortable place compared to the outside world. An offensive move is made by someone who always had the desire to farm and returned with a business plan and desire. “Those are the farms that are successful,” he said. Farm transfer plans need to focus on three factors: • Perspectives include the founders, the successors and non-family members. Shandro said not thoroughly exploring each group could lead to misinterpretation from each of the people involved. • Fairness is in the “eye of the beholder” and ties into perspective by justifying one’s opinions. Fairness is not the same as equal. “It really needs to be understood in taking in your own needs as a founder and the viability of the farm and if it’s important for the continuance of the farm to continue your legacy,” he said. • Change involves lifestyle and comfort. Shandro said it’s human nature to gravitate toward a place of comfort. For example, the dynamics of in-laws’ non-farming and farming backgrounds can affect the family unit. “The impact of that is very important, and an overall changing of the guard regarding suppliers, day-to-day dynamics, the labour component — all of that tied in is a huge issue and the change amongst the community.” Shandro said most successful succession plans are developed before the founder’s children are in Grade 1 because children’s individual conflict management styles and primary traits have already been developed. “So, long before I ever enter the farmyard, the success of the out-

comes have been credited on what Mom or Dad did when kids were kids,” he said. Shandro’s experience tells him 27 is the best succession age. “The mathematics amongst the successor and founder has some meaning,” he said. “One of my questions is, ‘has the successor spent a minimum three to

five years away from the farm to enhance their intelligence, make mistakes and go travel?’ ” He said families must work through a variety of issues during the process, but the emotional part is more challenging than the financial side. “I can find you many brilliant accountants and many brilliant lawyers to scope out and firmly identify

the needs of the client, but on the emotional side there’s very few because it’s very difficult to get your mind wrapped around that aspect of it,” he said. The strength of the family unit makes a big difference in how well the succession goes. He said communication is key and children should know what is in their parents’ will.

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Advocate breaks new ground CGC encourages pulse Property rights | Alta. lawyer the first to field property rights questions BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Alberta’s first property rights advocate has been handed a hot potato. Property rights issues have been simmering since the Alberta provincial election in May and were at a low boil for much of last year. Concerns over provincial legislation involving land stewardship, electrical lines and carbon capture were the focus of a government task force last year through which many Albertans raised concerns. The legislation became an election issue and is deemed to have played a role in loss of Progressive Conservative seats, particularly in the south. It is now Lee Cutforth’s job to handle queries about property rights and provide information and advice to those with concerns. The Lethbridge lawyer, appointed by the province as a direct result of the task force, set up shop in late December. Cutforth said the position will have three main functions: providing information, accepting land-use related complaints and filing an annual report to the government that might contain recommendations for change. “Part of the information is advising

people about their rights, what their rights are, the extent of them, what the remedies might be, what compensation they might be entitled to. And help them decide the best mechanism to pursue those remedies,” said Cutforth. Complaints can be filed and will be reviewed, with a report issued to the landowner and the entity, board or court dealing with the matter. No decision or penalty is assessed in this process, but Cutforth said his office can determine whether there was impropriety in a land use matter, and its report may influence costs that are payable. With one month under his belt, Cutforth said he has been surprised by the number of municipal law issues that have come forward. “What we think of as the traditional issues of farmers and agriculture settings and resource questions, that’s going to be there as well, but I think we’re going to see a little more of the municipal issues come in.” Cutforth comes from a farming family and owns property near Barons, north of Lethbridge. He has practiced law for 25 years and has experience with surface rights matters and in negotiating rights of way. He said property rights can be an

emotional issue, and he plans to examine their definition. “There’s a deeper level, almost a philosophical importance of property rights to Alberta society and to a free society,” he said. Though property rights are not in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “there still may be an argument to make for them as part of the common law. That’s going to be an interesting thing to explore.” Appointed for a three-year term, Cutforth said he has ceased political activity or affiliation and plans to be non-partisan. “An important part of the first term here is to establish the credibility of the office. Certainly you don’t want to be beholden to the government in that sense and be seen as a government party lapdog. “At the same time, you don’t want to allow yourself to be co-opted by other political interests, either. To me, it’s going to be important just to be impartial, speak to all parties and be fair and carry on in a very impartial, unbiased manner.” The main office is in the Lethbridge provincial building, but a branch will also be opened in Edmonton when a deputy advocate is hired. There are also plans to hire a policy researcher, communications officer and office administrator.

growers to participate Harvest samples | The head of the grain commission says the agency wants a closer look at special crops BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

The Canadian Grain Commission wants more pulse grower participation in its harvest sample program. “We’re asking for more support from your industry,” chief commissioner Elwin Hermanson told farmers attending Saskatchewan Pulse Growers’ annual meeting. The program provides producers with a free grade on samples they submit. The commission supplies the bags and pays the postage on the samples. “It’s a pretty good deal from the Government of Canada,” said Hermanson. “They’re not in that kind of a mood for much of anything else, but in this particular case it’s a heck of a deal.” The commission graded 399 pea samples from the 2012 harvest, including 343 yellow and 56 green pea samples. Producers submitted 302 lentil samples: 217 green and 85 red lentil samples. Twenty-nine chickpea samples were received, comprising 27 kabuli and two desi samples. Samples are used for research and to assess the overall quality of each year’s crop. “That’s why it’s so important for us

It’s a pretty good deal from the Government of Canada. ELWIN HERMANSON CANADIAN GRAIN COMMISSION

to get these,” said Hermanson. The commission needs at least 50 samples from each class of a crop to generate reliable data, although 100 is preferred. It can conduct regional breakdowns on the data once it receives 300 or more samples. Hermanson said the commission has been analyzing wheat and canola samples for decades, but it hasn’t done much analysis on special crops and would like to change that. The program provides valuable information to marketers, customers and growers. “It just makes marketing your product a little easier and a little simpler and hopefully a little more profitable for you,” he said. Pulse growers were encouraged to sign up for the program on the commission’s website or by calling its toll-free number.

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Study explores best dosage options for vaccine Producer costs | E. coli vaccine can reduce risk, but industry has yet to adopt it in a significant way BY MARGARET EVANS FREELANCE WRITER

LINDELL BEACH, B.C. — Threeyear-old Rachel Peck was thrilled to visit the petting zoo at a major Canadian agricultural exhibition in 2010, where she and her sister fed the calves and petted other baby animals. However, her parents had no idea of the ordeal their daughter was about to face following that visit. Rachel had diarrhea within 24 hours. Two days later it was bloody. The family from Frankford, Ont., took her to the local hospital, where Rachel was rushed to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. A stool sample tested positive for E. coli O157:H7, a toxic bacteria found in the intestinal tract of cattle. Rachel was diagnosed with infectious colitis. She was discharged from hospital, but her anxious parents were given a list of symptoms in case the infection became worse and Rachel developed haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a condition characterized by the breakdown of red blood cells and kidney failure. Rachel’s urine darkened within 24 hours as her kidneys began to fail. She was airlifted back to Toronto where, over the next several weeks, she received four blood transfusions, an albumin transfusion, an injection to promote the formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow, four antibiotics and physiotherapy to help her walk again. The strain of E. coli that infected Rachel is the most dangerous of the bacteria group. Hundreds of other E. coli strains are harmless and serve as digestive aids helping gut flora to break down food. Numerous studies have shown that beef and dairy cattle are the primary reservoirs of E. coli O157:H7, but it is also found in sheep, goats and deer. The animals are not affected by it. However, the animals can pass the bacteria to humans where they can cause a cascade of symptoms from several days of diarrhea to, in eight to 10 percent of cases, the extreme conditions of HUS. “The weird thing about this disease is that in cattle it is an asymptomatic infection, meaning they are infected but they have no symptoms, no illness,” said Rick Culbert, president, Bioniche Food Safety, a division of Bioniche Life S ciences Inc. in Belleville, Ont. “They are not supposed to have these bacteria. They are just a carrier and a vaccine is of no benefit to the health of the cattle or the productivity of the cattle.” The bacteria live in cattle’s intestines but can contaminate the hide when shed in feces and then spread in the environment. Hide removal and dissection at the packing plant may contaminate meat destined for consumers. Vaccines exist to reduce E coli levels, but they are of no direct benefit to the animal. As a result, few cattle producers administer them, viewing it as an unnecessary overhead. “Less than five percent of the market share of farmers use a vaccine to protect against E. coli,” said Culbert.

However, vaccines can significantly control the level of E. coli shedding. A recent study by Kansas State University showed two doses of a commercial vaccine that normally recommends three doses could reduce E. coli levels by more than 50 percent. The researchers studied 17,000 cattle in a commercial feedlot over 85 days and used a commercial, threedose SRP vaccine and a low-dose, direct-fed microbial. The positive results from a twodose program as opposed to three doses would help reduce costs for ranchers and feedlot managers. The study results were published in the journal Vaccine. “We wanted to evaluate the vaccine in accordance with how the feedlot would be most likely to use the vaccine, and a two-dose program is probably more logistically and finan-

cially feasible in most commercial production systems,” said David Renter, the associate professor of epidemiology who was principal investigator on the project. “The suggested volume (two millilitres per dose) was given twice, three weeks apart, so the volume per dose did not change.” The study also showed that the lowdose, direct-fed microbial product was less effective than the vaccine. “We have quite a bit of data on two doses with Econiche,” said Culbert. “We’ve published four or five papers. There is quite a large body of data that states that two doses will work fine. It makes it more practical to fit into a field situation. Our product has been fully approved for sale in Canada since 2008 and has been on the market just over four years now. We are the world’s first.” However, the real hurdle remains

mired in the bottom line economics of cattle production. The vaccine is of no health benefit to cattle, so why incur the expense? Culbert said ranchers are in the commodity business and beef cattle, as a commodity, are sold at auction. Their focus is to keep costs down while hopefully hitting the market at a time when prices are high. Dairy farmers are less driven on the commodity front because their industry functions on a milk quota system. Yet the wider issue about public health prevails. Culbert said more people get sick from E. coli by eating vegetables, drinking water and visiting fair grounds and through human to human contact, but the primary source for the illnesses is from cattle. “In 2006, there was a huge spinach recall,” he said. “A spinach field contaminated with E. coli was traced

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back to a cattle farm further uphill.” Three deaths and 205 illnesses were attributed to that outbreak in California. Bioniche markets its product, E c o n i c h e, a s t h e w o r l d’s f i r s t licensed on-farm vaccine against E. coli O157. The cost per injection is $3 and one, two or three doses can be selected, depending on the ranch or farm’s inoculation program and veterinary advice.








INAUGURAL OAT RESEARCH GRANT AWARDED Laurie Lawrence of the University of Kentucky is the recipient of the Equine Feed Oat Project’s first equine oat research grant. She will receive more than $122,000 in funding for a two-year research project that looks at how oats benefit horses. Lawrence has more than 30 years experience in equine nutrition. She joined the university in 1992 and became one of the leading researchers and teachers in equine nutrition. The EFOP is an initiative of the Prairie Oat Growers Association, which received matching funding for the grant from the Saskatchewan government’s Agriculture Development Fund. The fund provides more than $10 million in project funding annually to researchers in public and private research and development to create future opportunities in the provincial agriculture industry.

Hereford cows graze corn on a sunny winter day just east of Wainwright, Alta. Winter grazing pregnant beef cows is one of the cheapest ways to winter them and many farmers across Western Canada are swath grazing oats, barley, triticale and corn, or bale grazing hay in fields to lower their costs. | DUANE MCCARTNEY PHOTO

SASKCANOLA BOARD ELECTS NEW LEADERSHIP Joan Heath of Radisson, Sask., will chair the SaskCanola board of directors for the upcoming year. She has been vice-chair of SaskCanola for the previous two years and assumed the position of chair in January. Franck Groeneweg of Edgeley, Sask., was elected vice-chair. Outgoing chair Brett Halstead steered the organization during a reorganization that saw the joining of the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Associations and the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission into one grower organization, called SaskCanola. As well, Levy Central relocated to the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan. Terry Youzwa will serve as the governance committee chair, Stan Jeeves will chair the finance and audit committee, Franck Groeneweg will serve as research committee chair, Brett Halstead will chair SaskCanola’s policy committee and Dale Leftwich will chair the market development and communications committee.

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Seed Destroyer helps Aussie growers fight weeds Reducing herbicides | Innovative machine consumes weed seeds BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

Ray Harrington stands next to the prototype of his invention, the Harrington Seed Destroyer. | UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA PHOTO

RIDGETOWN, Ont. — Extreme herbicide resistance across Australia led farmer Ray Harrington to invent a mechanical way to address the problem. Harrington, who farms in Western Australia, spent six years developing the Harrington Weed Destroyer. It

has now been commercialized, and two of the units, worth close to $250,000 each, were sold to Australian farmers last year. “The machine provides late season weed control,” said Michael Walsh, a researcher at the University of Western Australia who had a hand in its development. “We’re targeting the seeds so they don’t enter the seed bank.”

The Harrington Seed Destroyer is pulled behind the combine and crop residue is blown into it from the back. The machine’s key component is a cage mill, Walsh told the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown Jan. 4. It features two steel rotating components, one inside the other, turning in opposite directions at up to 1,400 r.p.m. Weed seeds and everything else entering the machine are pulverized. Prior to its invention, Australian far mers’ only seed destroying options were to bale the straw, chaff and weed residue or burn it. Burning in windrows was the preferred method for most producers, but Walsh said the obvious drawback was the loss of organic matter, nutrients and water-holding capacity. The Harrington Seed Destroyer processes the materials and returns them to the field.

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Walsh said the Harrington Seed Destroyer is intended to be used in combination with the judicious use of herbicides. Tests show it will destroy 60 percent of weed seeds, which is similar to burning. However, 80 percent or more of the weed seeds can be destroyed in low weed situations The Australian approach to weed control was born from necessity. “We’re number one in the world in terms of herbicide resistance,” said Walsh. He said vast tracts of land were planted to annual ryegrass in Australia in the 19th century to support the sheep and wool industry. Sheep were no longer profitable after the bottom fell out of the wool market 40 years ago, so Australian farmers switched to wheat, primarily using no-till and low rates of herbicides. “The end result was herbicide resistance and resistance on a massive scale,” Walsh said. Ryegrass with resistance to multiple groups of herbicides is now common throughout agricultural regions of Australia. Resistance to herbicides has also developed in wild oats, brome grass, wild radish and other weeds. Walsh said far more care is now being taken to help preserve the effective chemistries that remain.




Thunder Bay sees renewed foreign interest Port ships one million tonnes in December BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

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EDMONTON — Grain shipments through Thunder Bay continued to move at a steady pace in December, capping what has been a strong year for grain movement on the Great Lakes. Total grain volumes in December surpassed one million tonnes, according to information provided by the port. That’s Thunder Bay’s busiest month of grain shipments since May 1999. A year-end rush of foreign vessels contributed to strong December numbers, according to the port’s December newsletter. The port saw 10 or more foreign vessel calls in a single month for the third time in four months. Mark Hemmes, president of Quorum Corp., the federally appointed grain transportation monitor, said grain car unloads at Thunder Bay stood at 37,145 through the first 23 weeks of the 2012-13 crop year, an increase of more than 30 percent over the previous four years. Grain volumes stood at more than 3.7 million tonnes, up nearly eight percent from the previous four-year average. Cargo volumes at Thunder Bay have been on a steady decline since the early 1980s. The port moved nearly 17.7 million tonnes of grain and 23.6 million tonnes of cargo in 1983, according to figures posted on the port authority’s website. By 2010, total grain shipments had slipped to 5.2 million tonnes and total cargo was less than seven million tonnes. Thunder Bay’s shipping season ended Jan. 14. Tim Heney, chief executive officer of the Thunder Bay Port Authority, recently said elimination of single desk grain marketing appears to have boosted grain volumes at the port.


Smooth sailing for Canadian grain so far Volumes up | Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Thunder Bay experiencing increased traffic BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM

EDMONTON — Grain and oilseed movement across the West has not been hurt by the deregulation of western Canadian wheat markets, says the company that monitors prairie grain transportation. Ma r k H e m m e s, p re s i d e n t o f Quorum Corp., told members of t h e We s t e r n C a n a d i a n W h e a t Growers Association that concerns about disrupted grain flows and poor railway performance and deliver y bottlenecks have not materialized since the elimination of single desk marketing last August. Instead, volumes during the first 23 weeks of the 2012-13 crop year are up 2.9 percent at Vancouver, 10.4 percent at Prince Rupert and 7.9 percent at Thunder Bay, compared to fouryear mean volumes. Only Churchill has seen reduced traffic. Year-to-date shipments through the northern Manitoba port stand at 421,000 tonnes, down nearly 21 percent from the four-year mean of 531,000 tonnes. “All in all, it would appear that

All of the calamities and problems that people thought were possibly going to happen right off the bat have not revealed themselves. MARK HEMMES QUORUM CORP.

things have started off really well,� said Hemmes. “All of the calamities and problems that people thought were possibly going to happen right off the bat have not revealed themselves.� Hemmes said Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway were well prepared to move new crop to port, and rail performance has met expectations apart from a few temporary blips. “It was apparent that both railways were prepared for this,� he said. There was some uncertainty before last August about whether grain flow patterns would change in the new marketing environment. Some predicted more grain would flow into the United States, while others projected changing traffic patterns and different users of terminal facilities in Canada and the United States.

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Hemmes said the increased traffic through Thunder Bay has been the most notable change. Grain car unloads at the Great Lakes port were up 30 percent during the first 23 weeks of 2012-13 compared to the previous four years. “I think part of it is that companies have made a conscious decision that they wanted to start using some of those assets in Thunder Bay more than they have been,� he said. “You’ve got Richardson and Viterra both with major assets in Thunder Bay and a big par t of what ran through there in the past has been controlled by the Canadian Wheat Board. Those grain companies, I think, are more focused on increasing their utilization.� Hemmes said new vessels are also working the Great Lakes. International shipping lines have invested in smaller ocean-going vessels that can pick up directly out of Thunder Bay. On the West Coast, terminals saw an increase in durum shipments this year.

Low ocean freight rates and the availability of vessels on the West Coast have prompted grain companies to look at alternate routes to overseas markets. Contrary to some expectations, producer car shipments are also up. The 2,053 cars shipped during the first quarter of 2012-13 is a 14 percent increase from the same period last year. WCWG chair Gerrid Gust said delivery opportunities and grain flows in his area suggest the transition to an open market has been smooth. “I think the system has adapted,� said Gust, who farms near Davidson, Sask. “As an industry, we’ve moved more grain than ever and there hasn’t been a whole lot of hang-ups, all the way from rail to port.� Rolf Penner, a wheat grower from Morris, Man., said there have been no marketing problems to speak of on his farm. Prices on both sides of the CanadaU.S. border are competitive and delivery opportunities have been good. “On our farm, it’s been a very, very smooth transition,� said Penner. “You always think that when something this big happens that there’s going to be some hiccups here and there, but there haven’t been any hiccups at all and I think that speaks to the professionalism of the entire grain industry.�




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Who’s buying Australian land? It’s not local investors Overseas buyers | With increasing debt and diminishing returns, Australian growers are less optimistic than Chinese investors CANBERRA/SYDNEY, Australia (Reuters) — Local investors are not among the willing buyers seeking tracts of Australian farmland. Instead, they wonder what all the fuss is about. Years of weak and volatile returns and some of the harshest weather on earth suggest a wave of foreign interest in Australia’s farms and agricultural assets is on a fool’s errand. “Overseas investors are too dumb to realize that they are not going to make money out of Australia agriculture,” said David Leyonhjelm, an Australia-based agriculture consultant at Baron Strategic Services. He may have a point. Australian farms’ return on capital has seldom exceeded more than two percent a year on average during the past decade, excluding changes in land values, according to government research bureau ABARES. That is less than half the return on stocks and less than one-third compared with bonds, figures from Russell Investments suggest. Farm returns are always volatile because of the vagaries of the weather, but the unpredictability of Australian earnings is much greater than in the United States. In the past 30 years, Australia’s net farm income has experienced annual drops of more than 40 percent on five occasions compared to just once in the United States, according to data from ABARES and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Australian farm returns, including capital appreciation, have been outstripped by those in Africa and Brazil. Australian farm debt has risen eight percent a year since 2001, almost double the pace of U.S. farm debt. Even when it comes to the weather, Australia seems worse off. It has the lowest and most variable rainfall patterns of any inhabited continent, due largely to the El NinoSouthern Oscillation climate pattern that periodically bakes much of the country in hot, dry weather and intersperses it with flooding rain. “In recent history, Australia has seen more volatility in agricultural farm output than other major agricultural producers,” said Michael Creed, agribusiness economist at National Australia Bank. “In the past 20 years alone, we’ve had a drought that lasted a decade and when the drought broke, it broke in a massive way.” Despite the weak and volatile returns, the explosion of the middle classes in Asia is attracting more offshore investors looking beyond immediate returns to an expected long-term surge in demand for highquality food. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says the world needs to boost food output by 70 percent by 2050 to meet demand, a sobering statistic for highly populated countries such as China, where a major tenet of the Chinese Communist Party is guaranteeing food security for its 1.3 billion people. Chinese investors have been

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involved in a number of high-profile farm deals in Australia, including the purchase of the country’s biggest cotton farm, the 1,000 sq. kilometre Cubbie Station. Chinese entities are also in the running for a large dairy operation in Tasmania and a big irrigation project in Western Australia. U.S. firm Archer Daniels Midland recently made a $2.8 billion bid for Australia’s last major independent grain handling company, GrainCorp, spurring a 40 percent jump in its share price. Australia lacks comprehensive data

on foreign ownership, but the government says the vast majority of farms are locally owned and that has not changed much over the past 30 years. However, the high-profile foreign deals have made the issue politically sensitive as the sector struggles to attract much-needed investment at home. Despite local skepticism at the prospects for Australia’s farming sector, the increase in offshore interest comes at a time when returns have seldom been better and adds to other evidence suggesting the foreign investment may not be mistimed after all. Helped by generous rain and strong global prices, Australian farmers may have enjoyed the best year in decades in 2011-12. “For the first time in more than 30 years, all states and all industries are expected to record positive farm CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE


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business profits and rates of return,” ABARES said in its 2011-12 annual crop and livestock farm performance report. Average farm cash income jumped to $117,300 Aus in 2010-11 from just $59,470 the previous year, it said. This year it is forecast to remain a strong $116,000, almost 40 percent above its real, long-term average. GrainCorp recently posted a record profit of $205 million, boosted by a bumper crop. It said ADM’s takeover bid failed to reflect the promise of the business. Analysts say a global rush for agricultural land is just beginning, driven by increasing concerns over long-term food and water security. An ANZ report says supplydemand dynamics are likely to be favourable over the next 40 years, considering that the availability of suitable farmland is shrinking and productivity gains are slowing while at the same time populations are growing and diets changing. Another study, by real estate company Savills, identifies Australia as having some of the lowest land costs for wheat production in the world and highlights the appreciation in farmland values since 2002. Shandong Rudi Group, which bought Cubbie Station, is taking the long view, company adviser Ian Smith said. “They are not dictated by the short term and they also have a proud track record of maximizing the assets over the longer term,” he said.

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Underscoring the gap between the short and the long view, Laguna Bay Pastoral Co., an agricultural investment fund advised by U.S. commodities trader Jim Rogers, was forced to seek investors offshore because of a lack of interest in Australia. “Most Australian local pension funds don’t have agriculture assets allocation,” Laguna founder Tim McGavin said. “We have been forced to market to overseas just because the general lack of understanding and interest in agriculture.” Laguna secured its main seed funding from U.S.-based Global Endowment Management and now aims to buy and privatize PrimeAg Australia Ltd., an investor in rural property and water assets. Australia’s vast pension funds industry, sitting on $1.4 trillion and looking for long-term diversified assets, has largely shied away from agriculture. Even the Future Fund, Australia’s $80 billion sovereign wealth fund, has no direct exposure to the country’s agricultural sector. Still, Pauline Vamos, chief executive officer of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, said interest in farm assets is picking up after ill-conceived and poorly managed projects had put off local investors. “You’ve had cotton farms built in the middle of the desert, you’ve had timber plantations built miles from any infrastructure,” she said. “These schemes were never going to make any money.”

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Weather boosts Argentine seeding Strong start | Farmers could be set up for strong returns from soy and corn BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) — Dry weather that has allowed Argentine farmers to speed soy and corn planting over recent weeks is expected to last, setting the stage for big harvests as early-season flooding gives way to a blazing southern hemisphere summer sun. Weak crops in fellow breadbaskets Russia and the United States stoked world food prices last year, putting the onus on Argentina and neighbouring Brazil to supply the market and provide affordable staples for poor consumer nations. Argentina is the world’s No. 2 corn exporter after the United States and the biggest supplier of soyoil and soymeal. Nerves were strained on the vast Pampas grains belt early this season when unusually hard August-October storms flooded wide areas, turning prime farmland into unplantable mush.


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Untapped soil life can help producers manage crops Beneficial bacteria | Researcher touts advantages of soil and root health BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER

With increased emphasis on soil health, corn yields in southern Ontario have increased dramatically under a system one farmer calls fence-row farming. | FILE PHOTO

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RIDGETOWN, Ont. — Farmers have taken the biological life of agricultural soil for granted for too long, argues an Ontario microbiologist. G e o r g e L a z a rov i t s, h e a d o f a research team at A&L Laboratories in London, told the Southwestern Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown Jan. 3-4 that a different direction is needed if modern agriculture is to reach new heights. He said this approach would seek to tap into the potential of soil life and plant root systems. The goal is to control disease, optimize water resources, fix nitrogen and boost yields with far less reliance on energy-rich fertilizers and the pesticides that may compromise soil health. “Soil and root health is going to lead us to the next green revolution,” Lazarovits said. He emphasized the potential of

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endophytes, which are bacteria that live within plant roots for at least part of their lives. Researchers have gained tantalizing insights. In Brazil, sugar cane cultivars able to exploit endophytic bacteria are achieving energy outputs in the range of 10 to one. In other words, 10 calories are contained in the end product for every single calorie going into the production of sugar cane and its manufacture into ethanol. That’s a dramatic improvement over the grain-based ethanol industry in North America where energy gains are modest at best. The centuries-old relationship between Egyptian berseem clover and high rice yields in the country’s Nile Delta region is another example. Not only does the clover supply nitrogen to the following rice crop, but it’s also been found that rhizobial bacteria associated with the clover colonize the roots of the rice plants to provide additional benefits. “Rhizobium is normally viewed as a microbe that survives (by feeding on dead and dying tissue) in soil between periods in which the host legume is absent,” stated a paper written by Egyptian Youssef Yanni and researchers from the United States and Italy. “Our studies have shown that clover rhizobia also occupy another endophytic niche inside rice plants.” Lazarovits, who hopes to bring the same type of insights to agriculture in

Canada, is examining the extraordinary corn yields achieved by Dean Glenney of Dunnville, Ont. Agriculture thrives in the region, but farmers have had only modest success growing corn. Average yields are around 135 bushels per acre. Glenney, with his emphasis on soil health, now has yields that regularly approach 300 bu. per acre. He describes his approach as “fencerow farming,” which is an effort to improve the soil structure of his fields to the point that they resemble the loose, crumbly soil of his fence rows. Corn and soybeans are rotated in strips, and the two crops are planted in eight-inch twin rows on 30-inch centres within those strips. Lazarovits said Glenney practices zero-till farming and his use of fertilizer is modest. There is now a profusion of soil life in the clay-bottomed, clay-loam fields where once it was difficult to find a single earthworm. Lazarovits said improved soil structure on the Glenney farm allows the corn to develop a much larger mass of roots. As well, significant differences were detected in the bacteria found in the stems of Glenney’s plants as compared those found in plants on a neighbouring farm. The bacteria in Glenney’s plants were more numerous and species were distributed differently. Lazarovits said more research is needed to uncover the biological mechanisms involved, but the end results are obvious: fewer costs and higher yields and improved biological health and structure of the soil. He is also working with tomato breeder Steve Loewen at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus to evaluate the use of grafted tomato root stock for disease resistance and increased yield potential. Yield was increased by 75 percent with one Heinz variety.


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GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) — One million Syrians are going hungry because of the difficulty getting supplies into conflict zones and the fact that the few government-approved aid agencies are stretched to the limit, the United Nations said. The UN’s World Food Program is handing out rations to 1.5 million people in Syria each month, still short of the 2.5 million deemed to be in need, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said. Bread and fuel are in particularly short supply, but the WFP said it had won “special permission” from the government to import fuel from Lebanon to use in the trucks distributing aid in Syria. The WFP is unable to increase assistance because of difficulty reaching some insecure areas. Only a handful of aid agencies are authorized to distribute relief goods, some of which lack staff, fuel or other material.

“Our main partner, the (Syrian Arab) Red Crescent, is overstretched and has no more capacity to expand further,” Byrs told a news briefing in Geneva. More than 60,000 people have been killed during 21 months of conflict between the forces of president Bashar al-Assad and rebels trying to topple him. Deteriorating security conditions forced the WFP to withdraw its staff from the towns of Homs, Aleppo, Tartous and Qamisly, Byrs said. Long queues for bread are now normal in many parts of Syria, and there are shortages of wheat flour in most parts of the country because of damage to mills, most of which are located in the embattled Aleppo area, she said. Deliver ies of food have been delayed by insecurity, and ships now have to use the Lebanese port of Beirut instead of the Syrian port of Tartous, Byrs said.





U.S. wheat estimate cut CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Crop forecaster Lanworth has cut its estimate of U.S. wheat production by 500,000 tonnes due to persistent drought in key production areas of the American plains. Lanworth, a unit of Thomson Reuters business information group, said it sees U.S. wheat production for the 2013-14 crop year of 53.8 million tonnes compared to its previous outlook of 54.3 million tonnes. Dry weather during January also

led the company to lower its estimate of corn and soybean production in Argentina. Lanworth pegged the Argentine corn crop at 26.8 million tonnes, down 600,000 tonnes from its previous estimate, and the soybean crop at 55.2 million tonnes, 1.4 million tonnes below its previous view. In Brazil, the forecaster said it expected a corn crop of 75.6 million tonnes, down from its previous estimate of 76 million tonnes.

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A recently released report disputes the United Nations claim that more cropland will be needed in coming years to feed a growing worldwide population. | REUTERS/PAULA WHITAKER PHOTO FOOD SUPPLY | PROJECTIONS

New report’s stand differs from UN’s call for cropland Maturing populations | Group from Rockefeller University says the worldwide demand for cropland has already peaked OSLO, Norway (Reuters) — The amount of land needed to grow crops worldwide is at a peak, according to a group of experts. Their report says that an area more than twice the size of France can return to nature by 2060 because of rising yields and slower population growth. It conflicts with United Nations’ studies that say more cropland will be needed in coming decades to avert hunger and price spikes as the world population rises beyond seven billion. However, the new report argues that humanity has reached what it called peak farmland. It calculated that more crops for use as biofuel and a shift toward more meat consumption in emerging economies, which will demand more cropland to feed livestock, would not offset a fall from the peak driven by improved yields. If correct, the land freed up from crop farming would be 10 percent of what is currently in use, which is more than all the arable land now farmed in China. “We believe that humanity has reached peak farmland, and that a large net global restoration of land to nature is ready to begin,” said Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at the Rockefeller University in New York. “Happily, the cause is not exhaustion of arable land, as many had feared, but rather moderation of population and tastes and ingenuity of farmers,” he wrote in a speech

about the study he led in the journal Po p u l a t i o n a n d D e v e l o p m e n t Review. The report says almost 370 million acres could be restored to natural conditions such as forest by 2060. It said the global arable land and permanent crop areas rose from 3.38 billion acres in 1961 to 3.78 billion acres in 2009. It projected a fall to 3.41 billion acres in 2060. However, a June report by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization said an extra net 173 million acres of land worldwide would have to be cultivated in 2050 compared to now. “Land and water resources are now much more stressed than in the past and are becoming scarcer,” it said, referring to factors such as soil degradation and salinization. Ausubel’s study admits to making many assumptions that could all skew the outcome if wrong, such as rising crop yields, slowing population growth, a relatively slow rise in the use of crops to produce biofuel and moderate rises in meat consumption. It also does not factor in major disruptions from climate change that UN studies say could disrupt farm output with rising temperatures, less predictable rain, more floods, droughts, desertification and heat waves. Still, it points out that China and India have already spared vast tracts of land in recent decades. In India, wheat farmers would now be using an extra 161 million acres,

an area the size of France, if yields had stagnated at 1961 levels. China had similarly spared 297 million acres by the same benchmark. The authors said the idea of peak farmland was borrowed from the phrase peak oil, which is the possibility that world use of petroleum is at its maximum. The study also projected that world corn yields would rise at a rate of 1.7 percent a year until 2060, compared to a 1.8 percent annual gain from 1983-2011. That would raise world corn yields by 2060 to roughly the current U.S. average, it said. The report also said that biofuel was a wild card in calculations. The study concluded that non-food crop production, such as cotton, tobacco and corn for biofuel, was likely to exceed growth in food supply until 2060. It expects growth of all crops to outstrip food supply by 0.4 percent a year until 2060, up from 0.24 percent a year from 1961-201. That indicated a continued, but not spectacular, rise for biofuel. Changing diets are also a big uncertainty as the world population heads toward 10 billion and grapples with simultaneous problems of obesity and malnourishment. However, the report also found encouraging signs. Meat consumption in China was only rising moderately, far below rates of economic growth. “Fortunately for the sparing of cropland, meat consumption is rising only half as fast as affluence.”

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French farmers protest environmental rules Water quality | Farmers demonstrate after France complies with EU regulations on the use of fertilizers PARIS (Reuters) — French farmers held protests across the country last week, including a pre-dawn street blockade near the farm ministry in Paris, to attack what they see as burdensome environmental regulations linked to European Union targets on water quality. Environmental rules have become a major grievance in recent years for farmers in the EU’s top agricultural economy, who blame such measures for eroding their competitiveness. The protests were triggered by new steps taken by the government to resolve a long-running dispute with the EU’s executive over France’s failure to meet water quality targets under a directive on nitrates dating back to 1991. “What we want is to curb the development of environmental regulation as proposed currently, which is going to lead to the ruin of livestock and grain farmers,” Christophe Derycke, head of a farm union in Seine-etMarne area east of Paris, told reporters at the early-morning protest in the French capital. Farmers from the Paris region, who are known for their eye-catching actions in the capital, blocked an avenue close to the agriculture ministry and other government buildings for over an hour, scattering straw

and displaying slogans including a call for agriculture minister Stephane Le Foll to resign. “The dialogue has broken down and we are asking (president) Francois Hollande to replace his minister,” said Damien Greffin, head of the main farmers’ group FNSEA for the Paris region. Farmers, whose protests included a gathering of about 1,000 tractors in La Roche-sur-Yon in western France, h av e b e e n a n g e r e d b y a n e w , enlarged list of areas classified as vulnerable to water pollution, which entails restrictions on farming, and the possibility of tighter rules on use of fertilizers and disposal of livestock effluents. The government said it was obliged to comply with the EU’s requirements in order to avoid financial penalties for non-compliance with the nitrates directive. “France will seek a balance between EU demands, environmental objectives and the interests of farmers,” the agriculture and environment ministries said in a statement. Environmental protection has also been criticized by farmers and governments in other European c o u nt r i e s a s t h e E U d e b at e s a reform of its common farm policy, in which draft proposals call for

Farmer demonstrators wearing overalls with the message let us work stand next to tractors blocking the road in a protest against European regulations at the entrance of Arras, in northern France, Jan. 15. | REUTERS/PASCAL ROSSIGNOL PHOTO

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New solid stemmed wheat shows promise for growers AAC Bailey | New CWRS variety has higher yield potential than Lillian SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Wheat growers who depend on the solid stemmed trait to minimize wheat stem sawfly damage will soon have another promising spring wheat variety at their disposal. AAC Bailey, a recently registered Canada Wheat Red Spring variety developed by Agriculture Canada, has the potential to secure significant acres in Western Canada. Lillian has been the most popular solid stemmed red spring variety in Western Canada in recent years. It accounted for 32 percent of total CWRS acres in 2010 and 28 percent of red spring acres in 2011. Data for 2012 is not available. AAC Bailey, whose parentage includes Lillian, has higher yield potential and improved stem solidness. In pre-registration trials, it had reduced sawfly cutting relative to other solid stemmed varieties and an improved fusarium head blight reaction. Canterra Seeds holds the distribution rights for AAC Bailey. Certified seed will not be available this year. Bailey was one of several promising new varieties introduced to growers Jan. 9 during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. Others included a solid stemmed durum that is awaiting registration in early 2013. It is the first in Canada. A m o re c o m p l e t e l i s t o f n e w cereal varieties registered in 2012 or likely to be supported for registration in 2013 can be viewed on the Western Producer website at Search for new varieties. Plant breeders from Agriculture Canada and the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre also highlighted promising new cultivars that could one day take root on millions of acres across the West. Dave Gehl, head of Agriculture Canada’s seed increase unit at Indian Head, Sask., said wheat breeders at Agriculture Canada have a number of new spring wheat lines that could be brought forward for registration support at Prairie Grain Development Committee meetings in Saskatoon next month. Among those are new midge tolerant durum, DT833, and a new high yielding, midge tolerant Canada Prairie Spring Red line, HY1615, that has improved fusarium head blight reaction. “I think what’s notable about (this) is that 1615 has consistently the lowest fusarium head blight ratings, not only for the CPSR class but for all of the 27 spring wheat lines (that we grew in 2012) ... at Indian Head,” he said. “This would be a breakthrough in fusar ium tolerance for spr ing wheats, and especially for that class of wheat.” Pierre Hucl, a spring wheat breeder at the CDC, said promising new

wheat offer ings from the CD C include: • CDC Vivid durum, which has yield potential seven percent higher than Strongfield. • DT570 durum, the CDC’s first solid stemmed durum, which produced higher yields than other solid stemmed durum lines in pre-registration trials. • BW 942, a two-gene Clearfield

CWRS that could give growers expanded weed control options. • PT584, a midge tolerant CWRS line with improved fusarium reaction and resistance to stripe rust. “A lot of the midge tolerant varieties that we have right now ... do not have very good stripe rust resistance,” said Hucl. PT584 is highly resistant to stripe rust, he added.

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ILWU Looking Out for Farmers’ Interests “The union works very hard with the stevedoring companies, who are very efficient,� said Local 500 member Tim The movement of grain on B.C.’s West Coast is a big, evolving business Footman. Originally from Wales, Footman, 64, was a seabut one constant has been the dedicated people who make sure that out- farer from 1965-1979 before settling on dry land 34 years ago to launch his stevedoring career. Loading grain for the bound ships are quickly and efficiently loaded. last 24 years, Footman recalls that when Prairie farmers Key is the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which has come for a visit at the docks to see the ships and loading represented B.C. workers since 1948. In B.C., the ILWU has 11 autonofacilities, they shake their heads in amazement at the scale mous locals; three of those are involved in the movement of grain. Local of the operations. “A lot of them have never been on a big 500 Vancouver represents about 1,200 workers. Local 505 in Prince ship before,� he said. Rupert represents about 190 workers. And Local 514 represents about Footman’s actual work involves handling the loading 600 foremen in various locations who supervise longshore employees pipes by using remote controls. He guides the pipes along the West Coast. into ship hatches where the grain gets unloaded, The ILWU has a long tradition of ensuring that railwayusually into 10,000 tonne hatches. “At the older delivered Prairie wheat gets stowed onto cargo ships that ply the docks, they need another person to pull the Pacific. pipes with a rope. It’s pretty primitive,� he said. “We’ve been moving Canadian grain out of the West Coast since the Like Ashton, Footman has witnessed plenty of 1940s,� said Rob Ashton, first vice-president of ILWU Canada. A changes at Vancouver’s docks. longshoreman since 1994 when he finished high school, Ashton, One notable difference since the disman36, was a business agent for Local 500 for six years prior to retling of the Canadian Wheat Board, is that it’s taking longer cently being elected vice-president. With half his life spent on for ships to get fully loaded, Footman noted. Ships get the docks, Ashton has seen plenty of change, but when it partially loaded and then are sent out to anchor for days or comes to the labour force, stability reigns. even weeks, sometimes because the cargo isn’t available, “If there’s a strike or lockout in the port of Vancouver, he said. we continue to move the grain. We know we have to move But ILWU members are ready to work, labouring round-theit. It’s the right thing to do,� he said. “Farmers can lose their clock on three shifts: from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4 p.m. to midlivelihood, go out of business, if their grain isn’t moved.� night and midnight to 8 a.m. 362 days per year. Christmas Fortunately, the ILWU hasn’t been affected by labour unrest Day, Labour Day and New Years Day are the only times when for about 15 years, Ashton added. grain-loading takes a holiday. Each day, ILWU members go to Executive director of the Winnipeg-based Western Grain the dispatch hall where vessels that need loading put in their Elevator Association (WGEA), Wade Sobkowich, said not havrequests. ing to deal with striking workers is, “Good for us and good for How quickly a ship can be loaded also factors into delivery time. Prince the ILWU.� Farmers’ products get delivered in a timely fashion and ILWU Rupert’s Ridley Terminal has a loading rate of 4,000 tonnes per hour. That members get reliable work and pay, he said. The WGEA is an association of seven farmer-owned, public and private contrasts sharply with Viterra-owned Pacific Elevators or Alliance Grain Terminal, both located on Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. At certain times grain businesses operating in Canada. It collectively handles about 90 they load at about 150 tonnes per hour, Footman said. “They were built percent of western Canada’s bulk grain exports so any port delays crepre-World War Two. To compete, they have to upgrade those terminals,� ate a huge impact all along the supply chain. So far, the WGEA has been Footman said. More modern terminals include Viterra-owned Cascadia, pretty pleased with the ILWU’s performance. “I hear about things when which can load 2,000 tonnes per hour and Richardson International’s terthere’s bad news,� Sobkowich said. “So, no news is good news.� minal, loading rate 1,800 tonnes per hour, both of them in Burrard Inlet. Most of the ILWU members in Vancouver who handle grain work for Another factor that concerns ILWU members is the loading of grain durthree major companies: Dubai Ports World, Empire Grain Stevedoring and ing the West Coast’s wet winter season. “Grain is a fair-weather cargo,� Western Stevedoring. By Shannon Moneo

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Ashton said. Keeping it dry is a priority. In early December, ILWU members began “tarping� which is when a huge tarp is placed over a hatch and grain is loaded underneath the tarp. “It’s dangerous, but we got to keep the grain moving,� Ashton said. As Footman noted, “Our guys work in all types of weather. If the cargo is there, it gets loaded.� Once loaded, it takes about 16 days for a ship to travel from Vancouver to Shanghai, China versus 14 days from Prince Rupert to Shanghai. If Sobkowich is correct in his prediction that West Coast ports will continue to handle increasing amounts of Prairie grains, the ILWU will be harvesting more members. Principal Commodities-Outbound Cargo-Port of Metro Vancouver Metric Tonnes 2009 Total: Grain, Speciality Crops & Feed 17,905,291 Wheat 5,748,08 Canola 6,483,689 Speciality Crops 3,951,107 Animal Feed 1,318,856 Other Cereals 360,441 Barley 43,116




18,919,911 6,241,452 6,048,779 4,204,827 1,919,503 448,396 56,954

17,750,509 5,877,546 5,819,556 4,423,044 1,235,574 300,191 94,598

-6% -6% -4% 5% -36% -33% 66%

Data courtesy the Port of Metro Vancouver Statistics Overview/2011






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1974 SKYMASTER P-337G, 2300 TT, engines approx. 600 hrs. SMOH, extensive annual complete, sacrifice $80,000. Phone ick Wildfong 306-734-2345 or PERDUE SNOW MOBILE Rally Feb. 2/13 R Perdue, SK. Sign in 10:00 AM til 1:00 PM, 306-734-7721, Craik, SK. $25 entry fee. Cash prizes, many door 1974 CESSNA 150L, approx. 1850 hrs. TT prizes and a 50/50 draw. Premium fuel engine and airframe, very low time, excepand food available at half-way point. Call tionally nice little aircraft. 403-942-1404, Michael 306-260-8728 for information. 403-642-7612, Lethbridge, AB. NEED WINGS TO take you to your favorite fishing hole? Stinson 108-3, TT 1380, SMOH 370, Com Xpdr, 406 Elt skis, engine and wing covers, ready to go, $31,500 CITABRIA 7GCBC 1972, 1200 TT, great OBO. Call 204-781-3544, Dufresne, MB. condition, rebuilt in 2004, $30,000 OBO. Email for details at Ph. 867-873-8256, Yellowknife, NT. AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER wanted. M1, M2 and structural experience required. 306-773-8944, Swift Current, SK. JD MC CRAWLER, runs good, needs fen1973 CESSNA AG truck, 3500 TTAF, 200 ders, seat and hood. $2500 OBO or will since engine, fresh annual, at Yorkton Air part out. 780-755-2185, Edgerton, AB. Service, SK. $117,000. Brad at 204-365-7574, Shoal Lake, MB. ADRIAN’S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaranteed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. NEED YOUR CESSNA thrush air tractor Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, wings rebuilt? Phone 204-362-0406, Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. Morden, MB. WANT TO PURCHASE- ROPS for JD 40 NEW TO CROP spraying by air? We invite Crawler (or adaptable) w/mounting brackyou to attend a free session designed just ets. Please contact: for you. Hear about maintenance tips and RICHARDSON NO. 42 tumblebug roll-over lessons learned by others. Hosted by York- dirt scraper, $500. Call 403-347-5749, Red t o n A i r c r a f t , C a l ga r y, A B . F e b. 2 1 . Deer, AB. for more info or call 1-800-776-4656. 1966 DODGE D300 1 1/2 ton truck, hoist, customed designed box, immaculate resFEDERAL A1500A SKIS, includes tail ski, toration. For photos and information go to Cessna 140 rigging, $1200. 306-586-5571, $7000 OBO. Regina, SK. Phone 403-226-0429, Calgary, AB.

TUNE-RITE TRACTOR PARTS: New parts for old tractors. Tires, decals, reproduction parts, antiques and classic. Western Canada m.e. MILLER tire dealer and STEINER dealer. Phone Don Ellingson,. 1-877-636-0005, Calgary, AB. or email WANTED: FORDSON MODEL N tractor 1938 to 1945, on rubber or steel. 403-687-2055, 403-331-3790, Granum, AB 1961 JD 4010 diesel tractor, new seat, good rubber, needs PTO clutch work, $4000. 1959 JD 730 diesel tractor, starting motor, good metal, not running, $3000. 306-668-4448, Vanscoy, SK. 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. WANTED DUETZ 130-06, 120-06, 90-05, 80-05, 65, 50, and any other German built tractors or stationery engine. Olds, AB. 403-559-7381,

1937 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL coupe. New 2x4 tube frame c/w Mustang II front end, Ford 9” rear end (posi) tubbed for 16” tires, 4 wheel disc brakes, Dodge 5.7 Hemi (35,000 miles), 4 spd. auto, firewall, new hidden door hinges, photography documentation. 306-653-5381. Saskatoon, SK.

ICE RESURFACER: 1998 520 Zamboni, natural gas, 5497 hrs., $18,000; 1993 520 Zamboni, propane, 5400 hrs., $20,000. 306-668-2020 Saskatoon, SK.

1929 MODEL A Tudor original car, never left outside, from 3rd owner, $15,000. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB.


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HUGE FARM TOY AUCTION: Friday Feb. 8th, Legion Hall, Yorkton, SK. Doors open 4 PM, auction starts at 6 PM. Pictures and BORDER CITY COLLECTOR SHOW, info. at or ph: 306-641-5850. Lloydminster, SK-AB, March 9-10, 2013. Featuring antiques, farm toys, dolls and PBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last who knows what else? Mark your calendar Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, now. 21 years and growing strong in the contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign recently renovated Stockade Convention now. Next sale January 26, 9:00 AM. PBR, Centre. For information contact Don at 105- 71st St. West, Saskatoon, SK., 306-825-3584 or, Brad at 780-846-2977. 306-931-7666. For doll info. call Deb at 780-875-8485.

WANTED: MINNEAPOLIS MOLINE 585 cu. ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES, Piapot inch diesle engine. Call 519-666-0289, Lions Club 14th Annual Show and Sale at Denfield, ON. Maple Creek Armories, Maple Creek, SK. Feb. 2nd, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Feb. 3rd, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For information JIM’S CLASSIC CORNER, a selling service phone or fax 306-558-4802 for classic and antique automobiles, WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales brotrucks, boats. 204-997-4636, Winnipeg MB chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., Saskatoon, SK. 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. WANTED: OLD AMMUNITION full or part Sterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. boxes. Ph 306-478-2353, Mankota, SK. WITH FOUR skis, two seater, 1923 MODEL T FORD Touring car, needs SNOWPLANE Major engine, excellent condition. r e s t o r i n g , a s k i n g $ 3 0 0 0 O B O . Giepsy Call 306-925-4503, Oxbow, SK. 403-783-2460, Ponoka, AB.

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NELSON’S AUCTION SERVICE: Annual Winter Auction Sat. Jan. 26, 2013, 10 AM, Meacham, SK. Directions from Saskatoon: 39 miles East on Hwy. #5 and 2 miles South on Hwy #2. Farm Equipment: Schulte snowblower; range and bunk feeders; 3 pronged tractor forks; much more. Lawn Equipment: Brute 4.5 HP lawn mower, 22” cut; wheeled trimmer WeedEater WT3100 gas. Vehicles: Trucks: 2005 Ford F250 crewcab; 2003 Chev Silverado LS 4x4; 1995 Chev Silverado ext. cab; 1984 Ford Ranger. SUVs: 2000 GMC Jimmy 4x4; 1995 Chev Blazer 4x4. Cars: 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI; 2001 Buick LeSabre Ltd; 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE. Pumps; pressure washers; tampers. Shop tools and equip; power tools; corral panels; ornamental yard gates; party tents; storage buildings; vending machines; household; coins and collectibles. So much more. For a complete listing see: or call 306-944-4320. PL# 911669.

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SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located Weyburn, SK., 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. 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., NEW CONVEY-ALL Seed Tenders in stock 1-800-938-3323. now! 40’, 5 compartment, 1065 bushel toWRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. tal. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, Perdue, SK. Churchbridge, SK.

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PARTING OUT: 2003 Ford F350 diesel, 4 Trailers In Stock: WD trucks, w/7.3L eng., one dually, both 6 spd. trans. 306-395-2668, 306-681-7610, • 38.5’ tandem on air, 78” high side, NORMS SANDBLASTING & PAINT, 40 Chaplin, SK. side chutes, loaded.............$35,500 years body and paint experience. We do VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM metal and fiberglass repairs and integral to • 45’ Tri-Axle, 78” high sides, 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, daycab conversions. Sandblasting and 2 hopper, air ride................$43,500 paint to trailers, trucks and heavy equip. 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. New Trailers Arriving Daily! Endura primers and topcoats. A one stop K-B TRUCK PARTS. Older, heavy truck shop. Norm 306-272-4407, Foam Lake SK. Call for quotes. salvage parts for all makes and models. Call 306-259-4843, Young, SK. 1996 DOEPPKER TANDEM, new roll tarp, new brakes, good cond, $15,000. Fore1987 LT9000, 3406, 18 spd., wet kit, eng. most, AB. 403-867-2343, 403-647-8031. needs work. Phone 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. NEW WILSON SUPER B’s, tridem and tanWRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all dem; 2011 Wilson Super B, alum. rims; models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 2009 Lode-King Super B; 2009 Castleton 53’ Sprayer Trailer or email: tandem, 40’, air ride; 1996 Lode-King, al5’ Beaver Tail and 5’ Ramps. Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and um. Super B’s, alum. rims, air ride; 2006 $ 46,600 others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, Super B Lode-King alum, alum. budds, air buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, ride; 1998 Castleton, Super B, air ride; Call Today for your 1994 Castleton tridem, air ride; Tandem mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. Equipment Trailer Needs. and S/A converter, drop hitch, cert; 18’ TA WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 pony pup, BH&T, $15,000; 17’ A-train pup, 306-842-2422 tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4’s, vans, SUV’s. very clean. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. Also large selection of Cummins diesel DL#905231, motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone Hwy. Jct. 13 & 39 Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or Calgary- NEW 2013 NEVILLE 38’ tandem, air ride, Weyburn, SK 1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We 78” high sides, $33,500; 45’ tri-axle, $43,500. 780-913-0097, Edmonton, AB. have everything, almost. SANDBLAST AND PAINT your grain trailers, boxes, flatdecks and more. We use inTRUCK PARTS: 1/2 ton to 3 ton, gas and dustrial undercoat and paint. Can zinc coat diesel engines, 4 and 5 spd. transmissions, for added rust protection. Quality worksingle and 2 speed axles, 13’-16’ B&H’s, manship guaranteed. Prairie Sandblasting and many other parts. Phoenix Auto, Lucky and Painting, 306-744-7930, Saltcoats, SK. Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. 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.

2008 MERRIT CATTLE liner w/board kit and hog rail, c/w 7/8 dog house. Swift Current, SK. 306-773-1083, 306-741-8544

TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in 1993 WARREN FEED/SEED trailer, 9 comobsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought partments, complete with 2012 twin for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. pump, asking $25,000 trades considered. 306-736-7727, Windthorst, SK. 2003 FREIGHTLINER 48 pass. school bus, Thomas body, 190 HP Mercedes engine, w/5 spd. trans., Webasto heater, mint cond., currently on bus route, available Feb. 1st, 2013, $18,000. 204-859-0440 or 204-859-0550, Rossburn, MB.

2010 LOAD LINE 36’ tandem grain trailer, $29,500, like new. 306-276-7518 or 306-767-2616, Arborfield SK. DL #906768 1995 CASTLETON TANDEM axle grain trailer, recent tarp, air ride, $7200 OBO. Call 306-594-7716, Norquay, SK.

SCHOOL BUSES: 1985 to 2001, 36 to 66 ADVANCE 45’ TRI-AXLE air ride grain pass., $2900 and up. Phoenix Auto, Lucky trailer, 2 hopper with open ends, alum. Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074. slopes, air vibrator, Michel’s roll tarp, very low kms. 306-682-3330, Englefeld, SK. 2- BRAND NEW 2013 Wilson Super B grain 1980 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2 dr., 352 trailers w/lift axles, totally enclosed, motor, could be easily restored, $1000 $90,000 ea. set. 306-831-7026 Wiseton SK OBO. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. 2008 LODE-KING Prestige Super B Bulker, 1988 MERCURY MARQUIS L.S., excellent air ride, dual cranks, fresh safety. Call condition, very well maintained, winter 306-796-4479, Central Butte, SK. ready, $2500. 306-549-4537, Hafford, SK.

2013 NEVILLE, 2 and 3 axles, New Years specials. Trades needed. Call Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 2004 LODE-KING open end Super B, new Michelin rubber, auto greaser, fresh safety, one only $50,000. 306-398-4079.

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 your trades, nobody will pay you 2005 LODE-KING Super B’s, steel sides, al- need than we will for your trades. Call Neil um. slopes, fair condition, $40,000 OBO. more 306-231-8300, Humboldt, SK. 306-398-2720, Rockhaven, SK. 2003 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailers, 28’ FOR SALE: 1984 16’ grain trailer, pintle lead, 30’ rear, 11x22.5 tires, $32,000. hitch, new tires, new tarp, $12,000. 306-741-7743, Swift Current, SK. 306-864-2542, Kinistino, SK.

NORBERT 24’, 7000 lb. tridem axle, elec. brakes, HD floor supports, rear side exit dr, safetied, vg, $9800 OBO. 204-865-2363, 204-724-2395, Minnedosa, MB. 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., a i r r i d e , a l u m . w h e e l s . C a l l Au g u s t 250-838-6701, 250-833-9102, Enderby, BC 2001 FEATHERLITE 8120 20’, in extremely good shape, one center gate, roll up rear door. Call 780-763-2424, Vermilion, AB. 12’ GOOSENECK TRAILER, 2 angle dividers, center gate, access door, sliding back door and ramp, 4 new tires, $5500. Call 306-561-7823, Davidson, SK.

GOOD TRAILERS, REASONABLY priced. Tandem axle, gooseneck, 8-1/2x24’, Beavertail and ramps, 14,000 GVW, $6900; or triple axle, $7900. All trailers custom built from 2000 to 20,000 lbs., DOT approved. Call Dumonceau Trailers, 306-796-2006, Central Butte, SK.


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1996 MUVALL 48’ double drop equipment trailer c/w pullouts to 13’, 11x22.5 low profile. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB. 24’ GOOSENECK Tridem 21000 lbs, $7890; Bumper pull tandem lowboy: 18’, 14,000 lbs., $3975; 16’, 10,000 lbs., $3090; 16’, 7000 lbs, $2650. Factory direct. 888-792-6283 2002 NORBERT’S 3-AXLE 32’, 7.5’ wide live T R I - A X L E D E TA C H A B L E F L I P a x l e , stock trailer, mint cond, no rust anywhere, $ 2 8 , 0 0 0 ; 2 6 ’ D r y Va n , S A , $ 1 9 0 0 . trailer like new, original paint, rubber 306-563-8765 Canora, SK. f l o o r, c a n d e l i ve r, $ 1 9 , 5 0 0 . P h o n e : 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. TOPGUN TRAILER SALES “For those who demand the best.” Agassiz - Precision NEW BLUEHILLS GOOSENECK stock, 20’, (open and enclosed car go) trailers. $13,900; 18’, $11,900. Call 306-445-5562, 1 - 8 5 5 - 2 5 5 - 0 1 9 9 , M o o s e J a w, S K . Delmas, SK.



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. WANTED: USED LOG trailer, tandem axle. 35 TON ROGERS low bed trailer, very good Call 306-272-7038, Foam Lake, SK. 306-452-8081, Redvers, SK. condition, $10,500. Call 204-955-8970. 53’ AND 48’ tridem and tandem stepdecks; 1991 Trail King machinery trailer, hyd. tail; TWO A-TRAIN ALUM. TANKERS, in exc. 53’, 48’, 28’ tridem and tandem highboys, condition, certified. 306-356-4550, Dodsall steel and combos. SUPER B HIGH- land SK. DL #905231. BOYS; Tandem and S/A converter w/drop hitch; 53’-28’ van trailers; B-train salvage 2003 MAVERICK 24’ flatbed trailer, like trailers; 2011 BWS 55 ton lowbed, triaxle, new, 2 - 10,000 lb. axles, beavertail with 10’ wide, air ride, scissor neck; Tandem ramps, bumper with pintle. 403-548-8460 lowboy, 9’ wide, air ride. Option tandem or 403-548-4849, Bindloss, AB. Jeep. Dodsland, SK. 306-356-4550 DL #905231. 2012 LODE-KING 53’ single drop deck, tri6 1997 HI-BOYS, 48’, priced from $2,500. axle. 306-458-7744, Macoun, SK. to $8,500., cheaper ones as is, good ones SK. Cert.; 1995 LodeKing 48’ triaxle combo TRAILMOBILE 50’ TANDEM highboy, c/w flatdeck, SK. Cert. $9500.; 2005 LodeKing r a c k s , h a u l s 3 4 l a r g e r o u n d b a l e s . Super B grain trailers, SK. Cert., $38,500; 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB. 2000 Doepker Super B grain trailers, $31,500; 1998 Talbert 48’, stepdeck, SK. Cert. $15,000; 2002 TrailTec tandem pintle combine/sprayer trailer, $16,500; 1998 2007 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 HD 4x4, ext. Eager Beaver 20 ton float trailer, $16,500. cab, 8’ box, 6.0L, 6 spd. auto, A/T/C, PDL, C a l l 3 0 6 - 5 6 7 - 7 2 6 2 , D av i d s o n , S K . , cloth seats, 206 kms, cold air intake, DL#312974 TRUCK & TRAILER SALES naflow exhaust, custom tune, BF Goodrich RELIANT RENTALS rents all types of km2s 255/85/16 (90%), 2 winter tires DISTRIBUTOR FOR trailers: livestock, tankers, grain, gravel, with rims. 306-270-6582, Saskatoon, SK. etc. 306-224-2088, Windthorst, SK. 2007 CHEV SILVERDAO 1500 LS, 4x4, ext. ARNE’S SIDE DUMP tridem axle lead trailcab, newer tires, 135,000 kms, excellent, er, spring susp., 60” axle spread, Rtac spec $15,500. 306-648-2866, Gravelbourg, SK. 11x22.5, 15’ box, excellent cond., safetied, $35,000 OBO. 204-669-9626 Winnipeg MB PRECISION TRAILERS: Gooseneck and bumper hitch. You’ve seen the rest, now own the best. Hoffart Services, 306-957-2033,

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2005 FORD F350 XLT Super Duty 4x4, ext. cab, 195,000 kms, EGR delete kit, hidden gooseneck ball hitch, $13,500. 306-752-3808, Melfort, SK.

2006 DODGE 3500 mega cab diesel, 114,000 kms, $29,500 OBO. More to choose from. 306-463-8888 Dodsland, SK. DL 909463. 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 CHEV SILVERADO LT 1/2 ton, 4x4, reg. cab, loaded, Command Start, 90,000 kms, excellent shape, $14,000. 306-795-2749, Ituna, SK. 2008 GMC 4x4 crew $18,955. 8 more GM 4x4’s in stock. Call Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard SK. DL 909250 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.

2008 DOEPKER detachable neck machinery trailer, 8’6” wide, extends to 12’6”, tri-axle, 3-axle flip, pull-out lights, rear strobes, good cond., $49,000 OBO. 780-305-3547, Westlock, AB. DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ to 53’. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336. WAYNE’S TRAILER REPAIR. Specializing in aluminum livestock trailer repair. Blaine Lake, SK, 306-497-2767. SGI accredited.

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2010 Ke n w orth T370, 300 HP Pa ca rPX6, 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 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 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 . . . . $40,000 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,000 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 P e te rb ilt 379, 430 HP Ca tC13, 13 s p , 12/ 40, 24.5” w heels , 208” W B, 36” fla t top 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

BERG’S GRAIN BODIES: When durability and price matter, call Berg’s Prep and Paint for details at 204-325-5677, Winkler, 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 Hum- 1998 WESTERN STAR daycab, only boldt, SK or call 306-682-2505 for prices. 687,000 kms, 60 series Detroit, 430 HP, 13 spd. w/2006 43’ Wilson trailer, excellent condition. 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK.

‘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.

403-977-1624 1992 PETERBILT 379, short hood, 3406 Cat, 18 spd., 48” flat-top sleeper, 873,000 kms, 100,000 on rebuilt engine, new ing tires, like new driver tires, $35,000 as is or $52,000. w/19’ grain box. Paul 1970 DODGE D500, V8, steel B&H, wood D.L#909069 204-764-2362, 204-764-0502, Decker, MB. floor, very good hoist, project truck, $750 1997 GMC 1500 ext. cab, 4x4, fully loaded, OBO. 780-870-8253, Dewberry, AB. WANTED: DROPDECK TRAILER 48’ or 2010 32’ GOOSENECK, 10,000 lb., tandem 3rd door, leather, 250,000 kms, $5900. 1972 GMC TRUCK, 15’ wood B&H, 427 eng, duals, beavertail and ramps, $7900. Phone 53’ tandem in good condition. Call Dave at Call 306-842-3525, Weyburn, SK. 403-653-2423, Cardston, AB. 5&2 trans., air brakes, approx. 70,000 orig. 204-534-7911, 204-534-7927, Boissevain 1998 CHEV SILVERADO 1500 with miles. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. Grand Touring Pkg., fully loaded w/leather 1986 INT. S2500 tandem grain truck, 350 int., Command Start, trailer pkg, ext. cab Cummins, 10 spd. trans., 20’ box, no rust, w/3rd door, spray-in boxliner, Tonneau $26,000. 780-374-3544 or 780-679-4714, TRAILER SALES & RENTAL cover, 5.7 L Vortec, excellent truck, $5500. Daysland, AB. 306-220-0987, Saskatoon, SK. 2000 FREIGHTLINER FL120, tandem, 470 Detroit, 10 spd., air ride, AC, 20’ Ultracel box pkg, no rust, California truck. Fall FULL LINE WILSON DEALER special $52,500, trade considered. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. Financing Available, Competitive Rates O.A.C. 2001 KENWORTH W900 w/20’ alum. grain box, tarp, 430 HP, 10 spd., dual exGOOSENECKS haust, premium U.S no rust truck. Fall speNEW WILSON 24’ .................................................... IN STOCK cial $59,500, trade considered. GRAIN EQUIPMENT SUPER CLEAN 1993 Ford F350, ext. cab, 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK 2013 WILSON TANDEMS 2013 MUV-ALL 10’ WIDE HYD BT ......CALL FOR PRICE Dually, 7.3 powerstroke diesel, auto, PW, PDL, A/T/C, only 120,400 actual miles, 2006 IH 4300 single, Allison auto., L/66 2 & 3 HOPPERS ............................................. IN STOCK 2009 COTTRELL HYDRAULIC CAR TRAILER diesel, AC, new C.I.M B&H, Michel’s tarp, $11,000. 204-385-2012, Gladstone, MB. 2013 WILSON TRIDEMS NEW CONDITION.............................................$62,000 premium U.S. no rust truck, trade consid2 & 3 HOPPERS ............................................. IN STOCK 2009 MUV-ALL 10’ WIDE BT ........................... AVAILABLE ered, only $48,500. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 2013 WILSON SUPER B......................................... IN STOCK DECKS USED GRAIN 1995 GMC 1 ton dually, 6.5 turbo dsl. AUTOMATIC 2005 Freightliner Columbia, NEW WILSON STEP & FLAT DECKS manual trans, new batteries, new exhaust new 20 ft. box and hoist, roll tarp, 2010 LODEKING TANDEM.......................................$32,500 TANDEM & TRIDEM ..................................... IN STOCK system, $4500. 306-668-4448 Vanscoy, SK $55,000. 306-563-8765, Canora, SK. 2009 TIMPTE TANDEM .............................................$33,980 2011 53’ TRIDEM ALL ALUMINUM (ALL NEW BRAKES) .........................................$41,900 2009 STOUGHTON TANDEM..................................$27,500 2006 DOEPKER SUPER B..........................................$44,900 2007 MANAC ALL ALUMINUM STEP DECK 48’...................................................$21,980 1998 WILSON TRI-AXLE 3 HOPPER REAR..........$29,900 GRAVEL/MISC. LIVESTOCK 2013 TECUMSEH TRIDEM END DUMP ....... AVAILABLE 2008 MERRIT CATTLE HOG DROP CENTER...................................................$45,500 2005 GREAT DANE REEFER VAN ..........................$19,500 7 KM West of Red Deer from Junction of Hwy. 2 & 32nd St.

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 or email: AUTOSHIFT TRUCKS AVAILABLE: Boxed tandems and tractor units. Contact David 306-887-2094, 306-864-7055, Kinistino, SK. DL #327784.

RAM CUMMINS diesel 4x4, crewcab, 2003 FORD F150 crewcab, 4x4, 75,000 2012 Call Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynkms, green, good clean truck, $11,400 $43,975. yard, SK. DL #909250. OBO. 306-978-1298, Saskatoon, SK.

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2006 KENWORTH T800, AUTOSHIFT, 10 spd., new B&H, ISM Cummins, very clean truck; Also trucks available with ISX Cummins and no box. 204-673-2382, Melita, MB. DL #4525. 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 2007 IH 9200, w/Eaton Ultrashift, Cat or Cummins, new 20’ BH&T; 2007 Freightliner, Detroit, 13 spd. Ultrashift, new 20’ BH&T; 1991 Peterbilt, 60 Detroit, 430, 18 spd., 20’ BH&T, w/pintle and 20’ tandem pup; 1997 FL80, diesel, S/A, with new 16’ BH&T. 306-356-4550, Dodsland SK. DL #905231.

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.

2- 2010 386’s, BLOW OUT SALE, MUST SELL. Heavy 18 spd., only 140,000 kms, 475 Cummins, lockers, leather interior, GPS in dash, 70” bunks, tri pack heater, AC and battery charger to reduce idling time. Call Peter for pricing 204-226-7289, Sanford, MB.,

2000 FREIGHTLINER FL80, single axle HP, California no rust, 9 spd., AC, 5th 2001 CHEV C7500 tandem gravel truck, 300 safetied, $19,500, trade considCat dsl., 10 spd., 129,000 miles, $19,900; wheel, ered. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. 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, SK, 306-795-7779, 306-537-2027 or email: 2001 IHC 8100, 370 Cummins, 10 spd., air ride, air ride cab, 577,000 kms, fresh SK 1985 WESTERN STAR, 425 Cat, less Safety, $17,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., than 500,000 kms, 15 spd. with 1998 44’ 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. L o d e - K i n g t r i - a x l e , l i k e n e w. 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK. 1994 FORD AEROMAX daycab, N14, 10 spd., 600,000 kms, runs very good, $10,000. Call 204-955-8970. 1994 MACK CH model, certified, good cond., new steering tires/battery, $13,000 OBO. Call 1-888-776-7705, Rouleau, SK.

1994 VOLVO, $7500; 1995 Volvo, $8000; 2 0 0 1 M a c k , $ 1 9 , 5 0 0 . C a l l Ke i t h at 204-447-2496, Ste. Rose, MB. 1996 INTERNATIONAL 9400 Cat 3406, 14.6 L, wet kit, bunk, good tires and brakes, 965,215 kms., $15,900. Call Ron 204-322-5638, 204-941-0045, Rosser, MB. 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 flattop, 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. 2005 MACK CH613, 686,000 kms, 460 HP, 13 spd, 38,000 lb. Eaton rears, new safety, $35,000. 403-654-0132, Vauxhall, AB.

2001 PETERBILT, 1.1M kms, 22.5 tires at 60%, C12 435 HP, 13 spd. 306-369-2631, 306-231-9941, Humboldt, SK. 2005 PETERBILT 378, C13, 475 HP, 18 spd. 306-458-7744, Macoun, SK. 2005 T800 KENWORTH daycab, 500 HP ISX Cummins, 13 spd. trans., new clutch, $47,500. 306-452-8081, Redvers, SK. 2006 KENWORTH T800, C15, 475 HP, 10 spd. AutoShift, 40 rears, exc. rubber all around, approx. 705,000 miles, runs exc., asking $55,000 OBO. Call 780-592-2271, 780-853-7146, Innisfree, AB. 2007 PETERBILT 378, 500 HP, C15 Cat, 63” bunk, 12,000 fronts, 46,000 rears. 7 to choose from. Still have warranty. $65,000 each. 855-457-5005, Calgary, AB.


DAYCABS!!! 2006 IHC 9200i, Cummins ISM 425 HP, 10 spd. Eaton AutoShift. 3 in stock varying from 390,000- 670,000 kms. Western trucks, one w/46,000 lb. rears 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. 2006 FREIGHTLINER COLUMBIA CL112, 306-270-6399, Saskatoon, SK. Visit us at 410 HP Mercedes, 10 spd. Eaton-Fuller Ul- DL #316542. traShift, 20’ Cancade monobody grain box, w/Michel’s roll tarp. New rear rubber on HODGINS HEAVY TRUCK CENTRE: 22.5 rims, 4.11 full locking rear diff., 2007 International 9900, Cat 430 HP, 13 $64,995. David 306-887-2094, Kinistino, spd., $34,500; 2007 International 9200, Cat 430 HP, 13 spd. UltraShift, $38,500; SK. DL #327784. 2006 International 9900, Cummins 525 HP, 13 spd., $36,500; 2005 Kenworth T800, Cat 430 HP, 13 spd, $28,500; Daycabs: 2008 Paystar 5900, Cummins 550 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears, 428,000 kms., $74,000; 2007 International 9900, Cummins 500 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears, $44,500. Specialty trucks: 1994 International 9200, Cat 350 HP, 10 spd, 24’ hyd. tilt and load deck w/winch, $28,000; 1995 Volvo, Cummins 370 HP, 10 spd., 24’ hyd. tilt and load deck, $22,500; 2002 Sterling Acterra, Cat 2006 PETERBILT, C15 CAT, 18 spd, wheel- 300 HP, 9 spd., 24’ van body, $16,500. base 265, ratio 336, 2-Way diff. lock, 306-567-7262, Davidson, SK., DL#312974 815,378 miles, $52,000. 204-981-3636, 204-864-2391, Cartier, MB. 2007 KENWORTH T600 daycab tractor, C13 Cat, 430 HP, 18 spd., Super 40 rears w/4-way locks, new 11R24.5 steer tires, new recaps on rear, 195” wheel base. New Alberta safety, $51,000. Delivery available. Ask for Jeff 403-638-3934, Sundre, AB.


WOODEN INCUBATION TRAYS, $5/ea. You pick up. Call Jed at 306-963-2693 (between 7-9 PM), Imperial, SK. WANTED SERVICE STATIONS with convenience stores in SK; MOTEL in SE Sask. Ph Bill Nesteroff 306-497-2668 Re/Max Saskatoon, SK. MEAT CUTTING FACILITY- to be moved. 40’x30’x12’ walls. On cement slab. Tin siding. New shingles. 20x30’ cutting room. 22x20’ cooler w/rails. 8x20’ walk-in freezINCUBATION TRAYS, 3-1/2 gal. $12 ea.; er. Complete with all equipment including Metal corners for nesting blocks, .59¢ ea. Butcherboy 2 HP band saw and 5 HP grinder. Asking $60,000. Dale 204-734-0620 or Call 306-862-1981, Nipawin, SK. John 204-734-3365, Swan River, MB. 1998 KENWORTH CABOVER, M11-310E, 9 spd., double frame, air trac, alum. wheels, FOR SALE BY RETIRING OWNER: Logging 18 front, 44,000 lockers, 168,300 kms, 144 and sawmill operation in Bissett, MB. C to A, 234 OA frame, 29,810 hrs, clean, USED BELTING, 12” to 54” wide for feed- Includes: 11 acres property; 750 cord $12,500 firm. 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. ers and conveyors, 30” wide by 3/4” to (1875 cu. meters) yearly government soft 1978 FORD 9000 8 yd. cement truck, 3208 1” thick for lowbeds in stock. Phone Dave, wood quota; sawmill; planer; feller bunchCat, hydraulic drive, $5700. 306-445-5602, 780-842-2491 anytime or, if necessary call er; 3 skidders; slasher; dozer and misc. equipment. Property has electricity North Battleford, SK. 780-865-0057, Wainwright, AB. w/good road adjacent and access to sewer TWO LATE MODEL low mileage dump and water. Bissett is a gold mine town in trucks, Allison automatic. Call for details the middle of hunting and fishing paradise. 306-536-5055, Lumsden, SK. Good potential for lumber sales to mine and cottage developments. Price reduced FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, 24’ VAN TRUCK: 2007 IH single axle, 466 t o $ 3 2 0 , 0 0 0 O B O . F o r m o r e i n fo . take an online 8 week Renewable Energy diesel, automatic, hyd. brakes, $26,000; 2007 IH, single axle, dsl., auto, hyd. and Conservation course from Lakeland 204-222-0285 or 204-268-5539 (cell). College. Courses include Geo Energy Exbrakes, $22,000. 306-563-8765, Canora SK change, Introduction to BioFuels, Intro- SASKATCHEWAN OUTFITTING AND resort duction to Solar Power, Basic Energy Prin- property sales. Whitetail, bear, waterfowl ciples and many more. Earn a certificate and fishing. Alan Vogt Rescom Realty PA or a diploma. Ltd. 306-961-0994, Prince Albert, SK. 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527. WANTED: USED HONEY extractor and other related beekeeping equipment. Phone Justin 204-425-3837, Piney, MB.

2008 T800 KW roll-off truck, 15 spd., Cummins ISL, 272,000 kms, c/w 24’ container, steel tarp tires 80%, new MB safety, vg cond., $110,000 OBO. Can Deliver. Call 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 3 R MODEL MACKS ‘86, ‘87, ‘89, w/McKee mounted standard hyd. manure spreaders. Year of spreaders is 2003, 2005, 2006. All in good shape. Trucks have been safetied every year. $40,000/ea OBO. Swift Current, SK. 306-741-7496 or 306-741-2753. 2005 IHC TANDEM, air ride, 285 HP, auto trans, LWB, PW, PDR, AC, 22’ of frame, $40,000 OBO. 780-753-0126, Chauvin, AB.

2007 WESTERN STAR 4900 SA, 500 Cat, 18 spd., Super 40 rears with locks, 36” midroof bunk, new drive tires, $36,500; 2006 Western Star 4900 SA, 500 Cat, 18 spd., Super 40 rears with locks, 36” flattop sleeper, $34,500. Phone 306-325-2021, 306-547-7680, Okla, SK. DL #304675. 2007 WESTERN STAR, C13, 18 spd., 40 rears w/full lockups, new Michelin steering tires, n e w e n g i n e , work order $25,000, asking $55,000. 780-592-2271, 780-853-7146, Innisfree, AB.

1992 WESTERN STAR 4964S fuel truck, 3406 Cat, Eaton trans, 295/75R22.5 tires in good condition. 2- pumps, 1 is new with 5 compartments. Will safety the truck and 2007 WESTERN STAR, daycab, heavy recertify tank. Truck is in good running specs, 720,000 kms, c/w wet kit; Also condition. Located in Winnipeg, MB. and SPECIALTY TRUCKS AVAILABLE. Fire/ 2005 Mack, exc. cond., 870,000 kms, asking $14,500. Please contact Russ at emergency trucks, garbage trucks, bucket 204-222-5818 or 204-298-4265. heavy specs. 780-990-8412, Edmonton, AB trucks, deck and dump trucks. See us at our new location on Cory Rd., Saskatoon, 2008 CL120 FL, small bunk, 515 HP DeSK., Summer of 2013. 306-668-2020. DL troit, 13 spd, AB safety, full lockups, 700 #90871. kms, $48,500. 780-913-0097 Edmonton 2008 DODGE 5500 4x4 diesel, 14’ flat 2001 FREIGHTLINER FL70 septic vac deck, only 81,000 kms, fully loaded, very 2009 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA daycab, truck, auto., 1600 gal. tank, 500 Fruitland one owner, Sask. truck, 450,000 kms, 450 rare and priced below market value. Call pump, hoist and full open rear door. MBE with 10 spd. 3 pedal AutoShift, wet Wayne 604-308-5502, Langley, BC. $58,500. Ph. 306-845-3407, Turtleford, SK kit, new safety, $61,500 OBO. Phone 306-921-9462, 306-752-3655, Melfort, SK.

2010 IH LONE Star, Harley Davidson, 500 HP, ISX Cummins, 18 spd., 3 way locker, Super 40s, loaded, new tires, only 337,000 kms. MB Safetied, $109,000. Cypress River 2010 VOLVO VN630 mid-roof, 500,000 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 truck or sell for a good price for buyer. Ph. 701-429-3335, Southey, SK. 2011 MACK CXU 613, 505 Mack, 46,000 rear, loaded, 24.5 tires, 18 spd., only 135,000 kms, 2 mth warranty left, $98,000 OBO. 306-228-8815, Tramping Lake, SK. 2012 388 PETE, ISX Cummins, 46 diff, 4-way locks, wet kit, 18 spd., 100,000 kms; 2007 and 2005 IHC 9900i’s, 18 spd. 46 diff, lockers, low kms; 2006 and 2004 Pete 379, Cat, 18 spd., 46 diff, lockers, 960,000 kms; 2006 IH 9200, 13 spd. Eaton UltraShift, 430 Cat, 900,000 kms; 2002 T800 KW, 18 spd., 46 diff, 4-way locks; 2003 Freightliner Classic, Cat, 18 spd., new rubber; 2003 W-900L KW, Cat, recent work orders; 2000 Freightliner Classic, Detroit, 13 spd.; 2001 Western Star, 4964, N14 Cummins, 13 spd.; 1998 9200 IH, Cat 18 spd; 1996 Volvo 425, 18 spd., 3-way locks, new diff; 1986 IH 4300, daycab, 15 spd. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, SK. DL#905231.

2012 PETERBILT 389 Cummins ISX 550 HP, Super 40 rear, 3.91 ratio, wheel base 244, only 128,000 kms, full engine warranty, engine and bunk heater, 18 spd. trans., f u l l 4 - w ay l o c ke r s , h e a d a c h e r a c k , 11R-22.5 tires, in dash GPS, Sirius satellite radio, roll up rails for manual detach trailer, beacon lights, new MB safety. Cypress River, MB. $119,000. 204-743-2324. DAYCAB TRACTORS: 2007 Freightliner FLD 120 SD, 515 Detroit, 18 spd., Super 40 rears w/locks, $37,500; 2005 Freightliner Columbia daycab, 515 Detroit, 18 speed, Super 40 rears with locks, $29,500. 306-325-2021, 306-547-7680, Okla, SK. DL #304675. TWO 2008 KENWORTH T800’s, daycab, Cummins ISX 500 HP, 18 spd., 46 rears 4:10 ratio, fresh SK safety, 800,000 kms on both, extra clean, $60,000/ea. Kindersley, SK. 306-460-8507.

2007 DODGE NITRO SXT, 4x4, $13,988. Phone Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250. 2011 JEEP LAREDO, $28,888. 1 - 8 0 0 - 6 6 7 - 4 4 1 4 , Wy ny a r d , S K . DL #909250. 2012 JEEP LIBERTY Sport, 4x4, $21,975. Phone Hoss 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, 1986 NAUTILUS MODEL 3200 stiff boom SK. DL #909250. picker, 22 ton picker, open station, 4 outriggers, pile driver with 5000 lb. hammer, good condition, $7,500 picker or $10,000 with pile driver. Trades considered. 1994 IH 4900 18’ flatdeck w/hoist, 466 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. diesel, very good condition. Fall clearance $24,500, trade considered. 306-946-8522, Watrous, SK. CAN-AM TRUCK EXPORT LTD., Delisle, SK, 1-800-938-3323. 1995 FL80, 5.9 Cummins, Allison auto, 13’ gravel unit w/sand spreader (2 avail.), $33,000; 1991 IHC 4900, DT 466, Allison auto, 15’ gravel unit, $35,000; 1991 IHC 4700, DT 466, Allison auto, 12’ gravel unit w/sand spreader, front mount snowplow, hyd. disc brakes, $25,000; New 18’ equip. trailer, 14,000 lb. 1996 MACK RD688S tandem tandem, C&C, capacity, tilt deck, $8500; 2007 F550 XLT, 350 eng., 18 spd., 44,000 rears, 141,176 4 x 4 , 6 . 0 L d s l . , a u t o , 2 6 4 , 0 0 0 k m s , kms, 15,961 eng. hrs, 266 C to A, 328 OA equipped with 060-3 Hiab crane, $32,000; frame, asking $25,000. Consider trades. 2003 IHC Eagle, ISX Cummins, 13 spd., 40 780-470-0330, Devon, AB. rears, new wet kit, air ride, 3-way locks, $28,000; 2004 KW T300, ISC 285 HP Cummins, auto, 36,500 GVW, only 406,000 kms, $24,000; 1985 Grove 308, 8 ton crane, 2600 hrs, $24,000; 1978 Grove WATER TRUCKS: 1996 IHC 9300, white; 17-1/2 ton carry deck crane, $26,000; Cat 2001 IHC; 1997 Volvo. All have Wabash VC110, 11,000 lb. forklift, $12,000; 2004 tanks; Also 1997 Auto Car w/Jasper tank. Sterling, 300 Mercedes Benz engine, AlliAll units work ready. Marsden, SK. ph son auto w/15’ roll off deck, only 150,000 Louise, 306-826-5751, kms, $32,000; 2004 IHC 4200 w/365 Allison auto, w/16’ reefer unit, $30,000; 2006 IHC 4400, DT 466, 6 spd., 24’ van and tailgate loader, clean loaded up truck, $32,000; 1985 IHC 1954 w/Hydro-Vac unit, only 58,000 kms, $24,000. Gen sets ava i l a b l e . F i n a n c i n g ava i l a b l e OAC . DL #910420.

2007 T800 HEAVY Spec bale truck and pup. 2010 Goldenview 17 bale deck, ISX 500 18 spd., 20 fronts, 46 rears, 4-way lock, Primax Off Road susp., full length frame, 145,000 kms, last year of pre-emission. Owner/operator, c/w 2002 Goldenview/Cancade tridem pup. Unit has every avail. option and works exceptionally well and in excellent cond. Selling as complete unit, $175,000. Would consider daycab tractor/ grain trailer or farm equipment as partial trade. Serious inquires only please. Strathmore, AB.,

2002 FORD F350, 12 passenger van, 7.4 diesel, good heater/AC, exc. cond., private owned. 403-393-0219, 403-833-2190. 2007 UPLANDER CHEV van, mint cond., loaded incl. power seats, 126,000 kms, $8900. 306-537-2027, Regina, SK. 2 0 1 2 C H RY S L E R To w n & C o u n t r y, $24,975. 1-800-667-4414, Wynyard, SK. DL #909250.

1’X4’ PLYWOOD BACKS at .25¢ ea. and metal corners at .30¢ ea. Call 306-768-2984, Carrot River, SK. B E E S H E LT E R S , 115 Koenders poli domes, used 3 seasons. Rivercourse, AB. 780-745-2268, LARGE POLY LEAFCUTTER bee shelters for sale, comes with rebar, anchors and doors, $150. Call 306-767-2202, Zenon Park, SK. 2004 F550 XLT, 4x4, CC, 17.500 GVW, au- WILL DO STYROBLOCK cocoon removal to, diesel, 139,000 kms, stud kit and EGR and alfalfa field pollination. Call Maurice delete, $12,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., Wildeman 306-365-4395, 306-365-7802, Lanigan, SK. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

TURNKEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! New state of the art, 8-bay carwash for sale in thriving Saskatchewan community. Located on 3 acres with great location on highway. Great customer base! Selling due to health concerns. Serious inquiries only please! Call 306-232-4767. CSA CONSTRUCTION for all concrete work. Specializing in floors, basements and foundations. Commercial, farm and residential. Call for pricing 204-212-2970, Austin, MB.

USED WINDOWS $100/ea. and used doors $200/ea. PVC frame, good condition. Call 306-662-3456, Maple Creek, SK.

ROUGH LUMBER: 2x6, 2x8, 2x10, 1” boards, windbreak slabs, 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, all in stock. Custom sizes on order. Log siding, cove siding, lap siding, shiplap, 1” and 2” tongue and groove. V&R Sawing, 306-232-5488, Rosthern, SK.

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

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: 18 Hole Golf Course, 33 site RV park, Central Alberta, 133 acres, 2 kms from progressive city of 17,000, on pavement. RV Park: treed, 30 amp and water hook-up, showers, washrooms, sani-dump, 2500 sq. ft. clubhouse w/commercial kitchen, 4800 sq. ft. shop, WANTED: FOOD/ CONCESSION trailer. 1120 sq. ft. 3 bedroom residence. Showing Fax details to: 204-546-3368, Grandview, excellent growth over last 10 years, lots of MB. land for expansion and redevelopment, SW, NEAR LARGER city, motel, food and $2.695m. More info call: 780-781-6172. 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 FARMERS NEED FINANCIAL HELP? Go to: available. Vanguard, starter bar and grill, or call 306-757-1997. reasonable housing available, vendor may Regina, SK. 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, NEED A LOAN? Own farmland? Bank says 7300 sq. ft. building on 2 acres of land, n o ? I f y e s t o a b o v e t h r e e , c a l l great for truckers. 93 acres development 1-866-405-1228, Calgary, AB. land 7 miles north on #11 Hwy. near Sas- FARM/CORPORATE PROJECTS. Call A.L. katoon. Leland Hotel, Wolseley, SK, good Management Group for all your borrowing volume, liquor vendor, food and rooms. and lease requirements. 306-790-2020, Yellow Grass, 2700 sq. ft. restaurant Regina, SK. lounge near Weyburn, potential for confectionary, liquor sales. Regina, large vol- DEBTS, BILLS AND charge accounts too ume liquor outlet with bar, food and some high? Need to resolve prior to spring? Call room income are avail. Regina, 12 suite us to develop a professional mediation apartment block, extra land avail. Brian plan, resolution plan or restructuring plan. Tiefenbach 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, Call toll free 1-888-577-2020. NAI Commercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd. SOLD MY SOD farm. Have line of equipment to start your sod farm, will help you start. Dennis anytime 403-308-1400, Taber, AB.


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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 ARTISAN WITH POPULAR production line seeks partner to grow business. My studio will move to accommodate. No experience needed, training provided. Please email:

WANTED: GREAT SANDHILLS and Prairie West Terminal shares. Call 647-300-4063, Toronto, ON.

HOBART 5212 MEAT band saw; meat grinder; bean scale. Call 306-477-3179, Saskatoon, SK.

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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PRIVE BUILDING MOVERS Ltd.! Bonded, licensed for SK. and AB. Fully insured. Moving all types and sizes of buildings. BOOMING BUSINESS in Assiniboia, SK. Call Andy 306-625-3827, Ponteix, SK. 3000 sq. ft. car/truck wash with water vending. Completely upgraded, renovated. Low maintenance. Reduced $599,900 OBO. Call 306-640-8569. 2006 SULLAIR, 425 CFM, portable air 10 ACRES INDUSTRIAL, 800’ frontage, compressor, 4694 hrs, $17,500. Financing Hwy #43, 4-lane, 7000 vehicles per day, 3 available. 204-864-2391, 204-981-3636, WELL ESTABLISHED BUTCHER Shop in phase power, sewer/water close, $35,000 Cartier, MB. the thriving city of Yorkton, SK. Owner re- per acre. 780-233-2222, Mayerthorpe, AB. tiring for health reasons. Asking $399,000. Serious inquiries only. Details ph: Bill at 306-783-5512 or FARM/ RANCH SOFTWARE that is new LARGE SHOP, 70’x50’ w/50’x18’ dock and better than ever. Farmtool - farm ac(former trucking terminal). Office space counting software; Farmtool Companion and washrooms, new nat. gas furnaces, Field, Service, Inventory records; Genetoutside wood stove, new 14’x14’ door. On Assist - Beef Herd Management (simplefies large lot, Main St., Swan River, MB., asking age verification and traceability) Wil-Tech $299,000. Contact Dale 204-734-0620 or Software Ltd., Box 88, Burstall, SK. S0N email 0H0. Ph/Fax: 306-679-2299 GOVERNMENT GRANTS, LOANS for new and existing farms and businesses. 200,000 BUSHEL STORAGE elevator and 1-800-226-7016 ext. 10. bins, grain cleaner, gravity table, grain GLASLYN POWER AND Equipment Inc, dryer, 3 phase power, natural gas, CPR rail over 10,000 sq. ft. metal clad building line. 204-522-6597, Hartney, MB. comes with most shop equipment, specialty tools, shop lifts, service and delivery SMALL MANUFACTURING SHOP and resitruck; All parts and office equipment, plus dence. 40 yrs of operation with established LOOKING FOR CUSTOM seeding. 3000 lathe and milling equipment. A very well product line. Owner retiring. Turnkey op- acres of canola, disc drill, dbl. shoot premaintained building. MLS®437521, For eration. 306-445-5562, Delmas, SK. ferred. SE of Yorkton, SK. 306-563-7805. viewing or further info call Lloyd Ledinski, Re/Max of the Battlefords, North Battle- BLACKCOMB SLEIGH RIDES selling due to health reasons. 10 horses plus all asford, SK. 306-446-8800 or 306-441-0512. sets, includes operating contracts and conOPERATOR FOR NEW small scale abattoir, tacts. Great way for horse people to make COMPLETE HAY HAULING and loading complete from slaughter to smoker, fully a living. Serious inquiries. 604-932-8774, business for sale w/flax haul from central SK. or USA. 4- truck trains. 204-729-7297. licensed. Call 250-569-3356, McBride, BC. Whistler, BC. Email


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.

O3 EQUIPMENT HAULING Ltd. Professional transportation of equipment in Western Canada and NW USA. Call 403-963-2476, Lacombe, AB. ROUND BALE PICKING and hauling, small or large loads. Travel anywhere. Also hay for sale. 306-382-0785, Vanscoy, SK. CUSTOM BALE HAULING, self-loading and unloading 17 bale truck. Radisson, SK. 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835.


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‘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. USED WESTERN INDUSTRIES V-ditcher, $6000. Lever Holdings Inc., 306-682-3332, Muenster, SK. HD9 A/C crawler, straight blade, new pins/bushings/sprockets, $7000. Call 204-966-3334 or 204-476-0107, Eden, MB.

CUSTOM TUB GRINDING: 1100E Haybuster. Phone/text: Greg 306-947-7510, Saskatoon, SK. HEY BOSS TUB GRINDING with H1150 haybuster. Call Don 306-445-9994, North Battleford, SK. JIM’S TUB GRINDING, H-1100 Haybuster with 400 HP, serving Sask. 306-334-2232, Balcarres. YANUSH ENTERPRISES 18’ custom built pull dozers. For more info. call John at 306-876-4989, 306-728-9535, Goodeve,SK BUSH CLEARING and DUGOUTS. Dozer WANTED: D4 OR D5 Cat with 6-way dozand trackhoe combo. Serving southern SK. e r ; D 7 1 7 A C a t a n d a r o c k r a ke . 780-726-2323, 780-726-2444, Malaig, AB. Vos Industries 306-529-1875, Sedley, SK. 100 SKIDSTEER attachments in MULCHING - TREES, BRUSH, stumps, OVER 3- New backhoe attachments only carriganas, etc. 12 years of enviro friendly stock; $6900/ea; 2006 Cat 287B w/cab, AC; JCB mulching. Call today! 306-933-2950. Visit: 185 III Robot side entrance; Bobcat 743 only $7900; Bobcat 2000 mini loader dsl., 4T CONTRACTORS INC. Custom fenc- $8900; New Holland LS 170 dsl; NH L-555 ing, mulching, corral cleaning and dsl, $6900; Bobcat 610, needs motor work bobcat services. Metal siding and $1900; 2- Thomas skidsteers, need repair, roofs. Will do any kind of work. pair $3500; Toro Dingo X420, gas, 20 HP, 306-329-4485 306-222-8197 Asquith walk behind skidsteer, $6900; 15- track type, 2 WD and 4 WD loaders; Over 50 SK, acres of parted out equipment. Low low EXPLOSIVES CONTRACTOR: Reasonable prices on new parts. Cambrian Equipment rates. Northwest Demolition, Radisson, SK. S a l e s , p h o n e 2 0 4 - 6 6 7 - 2 8 6 7 , f a x phone 306-827-2269 or 306-827-7835. 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. BRUSH MULCHING. The fast, effective 2004 JD D400, 40 ton rock truck, 10,000 way to clear land. Four season service, h r s , 8 5 % r u b b e r, c l e a n , n o we l d s , competitive rates, multiple units. Borysiuk $110,000. 250-547-8993, Lumby, BC. Contracting, 306-960-3804, Prince Al1979 CHAMPION 740, needs hub bearing bert, SK. or sell for parts, $6000 OBO. REGULATION DUGOUTS: 120x60x14’ 306-837-4637, Loon Lake, SK. $1900; 160x60x14’ $2700; 180x60x14’ $3100; 200x60x14’ $3500. Saskatoon, SK, Phone: 306-222-8054. NEUFELD ENT. CORRAL CLEANING, payloader, Bobcat with rubber tracks and vertical beater spreaders. Phone 306-220-5013, 306-467-5013, Hague, SK. NORTHERN BRUSH MULCHING. Can clear all fence lines, brush, trees or unwanted bush. Competitive rates. Call Reuben 306-467-2422, Duck Lake, SK.

1972 CAT 966C wheel loader, good cond. 23.5x25 tires at 50%+ remaining. Center pins, steering pins, brakes and calipers have been done. Located Winnipeg, MB. and asking $27,900. Please call Russ at 204-222-5818 or 204-298-4265.

1975 CAT 950 wheel loader, good cond. 20.5x25 tires at 50%+ remaining. Steering pins, center pins, brakes, and calipers have been done. Located Winnipeg, MB. and asking $27,500. Please call Russ at 204-222-5818 or 204-298-4265.

966 CAT LOADER, 700 hrs on engine, $ 2 5 , 0 0 0 ; 5 1 0 B l o a d e r, g o o d c o n d . , $15,000; 510C JD backhoe, reman. eng., $19,000; Cat 80 hyd. scraper, $28,000; 463 Cable scraper, $9,000; 24’ end dump, $12,000; D8K, tilt dozer, good cond., $45,000; D8H, reman. engine, dozer, good cond., $27,500; D7F, tilt dozer, 500 hrs on drop-in engine, $30,000; D6D, new UC, tilt dozer, $39,000; D69U, hyd. dozer, good runner, $8,000; D21 Komatsu, 6-way blade, good shape, $10,000; Grader, powershift, tilt controls, good shape, $17,500; 792 JD backhoe, $20,000; 4 sets of good used D7 EF or G, UC complete with pads, price on request; Used D6 and D8, C and D track chains, price on request. Call Keith at 204-447-2496, Ste. Rose, MB. CASE 850D plowcat, LGP, c/w Bron V75 plow, 3100 orig. hrs. Edmonton, AB. 780-983-0936. LOW HOURED Construction Equipment 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.

2010 KOMATSU D-39EX-22, track pads 28”, 6-way blade, electronically controlled hydro trans, 105 H, 3400 hrs, full guarded canopy, CAH, optional heater under seat, hyd. winch, job ready, $92,000. Can deliver. Ph. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 1996 HITACHI EX200LC-3 excavator, hyd. thumb, wide pads, good condition. Call 306-538-4647 eves, Langbank, SK. 2000 HITACHI 330 excavator, newer UC, recent hydraulic pumps, $38,500 OBO. Chris 204-941-3526, Niverville, MB. CAT D6B, SN 1134, std. shift w/Johnson bar and hyd. angle dozer, good UC, pup start good shape, ready to work, $13,000 OBO. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS, 6-40 yards: Caterpillar, AC/LaPlant, LeTourneau, Kokudo, etc. Pull type and direct mount avail.; Bucyrus Erie 20 yard cable, $5000; pull type motor grader, $14,900; tires avail. Call 204-822-3797, Morden, MB CLIFF’S USED CRAWLER PARTS. Some o l d e r C at s , I H a n d A l l i s C h a l m e r s . 780-755-2295, Edgerton, AB.

MURPHY BAG HOUSE, approx. 108”x96” bags, 10x20’ barrel w/standup 14’ drivethru frame, extra ducting, $4500 OB0. Unit located at Edmonton, AB., 780-233-2222. ROME PLOW AND KELLO DISC blades and bearings; 24” to 36” notched disc blades. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. ROAD GRADERS CONVERTED to pull behind large 4 WD tractors, 14’ and 16’ blade widths available. Call C.W. Enterprises, 306-682-3367, 306-231-8358, Humboldt, SK, 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. 780-361-7322, Edmonton, AB. CAT D8K DOZER, excellent condition, new trans., torque converter, 500 hrs. on eng., UC, radiator, semi U blade w/tilt and 4 ripper $60,000. Contact Chris at WELCLEAN LAND SERVICES. 2- 2006 barrel 6125 Lamtrc mulchers, 700 hrs. ea., Espair 204-941-3526, Niverville, MB. h e at e r s o n b o t h . C o m p l e t e ly g o n e SKIDSTEER, 1992 MODEL 173 Thomas, through, ready for work. Great for fence- diesel motor, 3rd valve, buckets and pallet line cleaning and small mulching jobs, forks, new tires, good shape, $7500. heads are in as new shape, $125,000 each. 306-457-2935 eves., Stoughton, SK. Call Rod 780-871-8111, Lloydminster, AB. ATTACHMENTS: SKIDSTEER, pallet forks or email hay spears, augers, buckets. Conquest 12’ 6-WAY MINI PULL DOZER; 16’ 6-Way Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. Supreme pull dozer; 8’ to 14’ tilt land 1974 CAT 627B scraper, Series 145448, levelers. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. lots of recent repairs, $50,000; Degelman HYDRAULIC PULL SCRAPERS 10 to 25 16’ blade w/2’ extensions, off 936 Vers., yds., exc. cond.; Loader and scraper tires, $3000; Dekeels single axle Jeep, safetied, custom conversions avail. Looking for Cat $10,000. 306-297-2494, Shaunavon, SK. cable scrapers. Quick Drain Sales Ltd, 306-231-7318,306-682-4520,Muenster SK. STEEL SERVICE TOOLBOX, for 1/2 ton, 3/4 or 1 ton truck, 6 compartments, 79” wide, 8’ long, good shape, $1000 OBO. 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. 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. VERMEER D80x100 HORIZONTAL directional drill. Edmonton, AB. 780-983-0936. V PLOWS AND snow winge for most makes of graders. Danny Spence, Box 55, Speers, SK. Call 306-246-4632. 3306 CAT DI, rebuilt engine, $8000, exchange; D7G, rebuilt torque converter, $1500, core of $2000; C2.2 rebuilt engine for Cat 257B skidsteer, $7500 exchange. 306-764-3877, 306-960-4651, Prince Albert, SK. COMPLETE UNDERCARRIAGE for D6R LGP, 75% worn; Pads for D6T System One 30”, 55% worn; Rails and pads for D7R, 60% worn; 1974 D7F powershift, no dozer, newer motor and rails, S/N #94N4152. 204-748-5850, Virden, MB.

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1-888-663-9663 Rouleau, SK

BAKKE CONTRACTING Pole shed construction. We build them and we sell them. We use commercial bracing in our sheds and can build to suit your needs. We specialize in larger sheds. 306-355-2326, Mortlach, SK. 1999 SNORKEL ARTICULATING boom lift, 60’, Cummins diesel engine, 2277 hrs, $22,500. Financing available. Chartier, MB. 204-864-2391, 204-981-3636. 2003 D7R SERIES II CAT with SU blade a n d r i p p e r. E q u i p p e d fo r b r u s h i n g , $189,000. 306-845-3407, Turtle Lake, SK.

Leading the industry in quality post frame construction

Quality Products Made Easy

1-866-974-7678 FREE QUOTE 290 CUMMINS; 350 Detroit; 671 Detroit; Series 60 cores. Call: 306-539-4642, Regi- SILVER STREAM SHELTERS Super Fall Fabric Building Sale. 30x72 single black na, SK steel, $4700; 30x70 double truss P/R, USED, REBUILT or NEW engines. Spe- $6995; 38x100 double truss P/R, $11,900; cializing in Cummins, have all makes, large 42x100 double truss P/R, $14,250; 12-1/2 inventory of parts, repowering is our spe- oz. tarp, 15 yr. warranty. Trucks running 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 . cialty. 1-877-557-3797, Ponoka, AB. 1-877-547-4738 3406B, N14, SERIES 60, running engines and parts. Call Yellowhead Traders, POLE BARNS, WOODSTEEL packages, 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 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.

Post Frame construction provides distinctive design benefits as construction flexibility and structural efficiency provide various options for agricultural, commercial and residential applications.

Phone: (855) 773-3648 | Fax: (866) 270-6142 Alberta Calgary North - Howard 403-586-7678 Saskatchewan - Trevor Kidd 306-631-5967 Manitoba - James Peace 204-451-5035

WANTED: 300 to 400 sq. ft. steel quonset or straight wall shed. Call 306-886-4505, Porcupine Plain, SK. 2007 EC-210 BLC VOLVO 3400 hrs, c/w hyd. quick change, hyd. thumb, 32” digging bucket, 95% UC, exc. cond, loaded, $115,000.204-743-2324, Cypress River,MB

Building Supplies & Contracting

TD25G CRAWLER DOZER, low hrs., cab, hyd. angle dozer, Cummins power. Edmonton, AB. 780-983-0936. SAMSUNG 240 HYDRAULIC excavator, clean up bucket, hyd. thumb, Cat walks, low hours. 780-284-5500, Westlock, AB. CATERPILLAR NO. 70 hyd. PT SCRAPER, capacity 33,000 lbs, $30,000. Mikado, SK, Phone 306-563-5285. 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. 2006 VOLVO G740B motor grader, exc. cond., 7000 hrs, 16’ moldboard, new 1 7 . 5 x 2 5 r a d i a l t i r e s , r e a dy t o g o , $120,000. Snow wing also available. 306-742-4305, MacNutt, SK. HYDRAULIC SCRAPERS: LEVER 60, 70, 80, and 435, 4 - 20 yd. available, rebuilt for years of trouble-free service. Lever Holdings Inc., 306-682-3332, Muenster SK EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Excavators, dozers, loaders, compactors, etc. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK.

Also interested in other equipment suitable for salvage.


6- LARGE SNOWBLOWERS w/trucks; 10 snow blades for trucks and loaders; 2 Bombardier SW48 w/side plow; 2 large snowblowers for 4 WD loaders. Many other blades and V-plow and buckets; 4 Holder and trackless 4 WD snowblowers; 5- 3 HP snowblowers. Low low year end prices. Cambrian Equip. Sales, Ph 204-667-2867, fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. SKIDSTEER 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. 1984 CAT 950B loader for sale, completely rebuilt, new 23.5x25 tires, rock bucket, $65,000. Ph 306-764-3877, 306-960-4651, Prince Albert, SK. EQUIPMENT FOR SALE OR RENT: 3640 portable feeder; 30 yard sur ge bin; 36”x75’ radial stacking conveyors; 36”x50’ and 36”x60’ portable transfer conveyors and 36”x70’ stackable conveyors. Call Dave at Hikon Industries Ltd. 306-244-4533 or email Saskatoon, SK. LOW LOW PRICES on new and used parts. Parting out 20 graders, many models. Several older running graders from $6900. Adding to our fleet over 20 dozers and loaders being parted out. Acres and acres of salvage. Hundreds of hyd. cylinders. Cambrian Equipment Sales, 204-667-2867, or fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. FORKLIFT SNOWPLOWS, 8’, 10’, 12’. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK.

CONTERRA GRADER for skidsteers and tractors. Excellent for road maintenance, floating and levelling. 518S-SS, $2499. Conterra manufactures over 150 attachments. Call 1-877-947-2882, view online at 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.

Hague, SK P: 306-225-2288 F: 306-225-4438

Quality Workmanship Material & Service Leading Suppliers & Contractors of: • • • •

Shops & Pole Sheds Post & Stick Frame Building Riding Arenas D airy, H og, & C hicken Barns

Introducing Zak’s Pre-Engineered Laminated Post!

See us for competitive prices and efficient service! 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 . 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.

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

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


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WINTER BOOKING and sale prices on WESTEEL, GOEBEL, grain and fertilizer LIMITED QUANTITY of flat floor Goebel Download the grain bins, at special prices. Grain Bin Dilarge grain bins. Set up and cement crews bins. Grain Bin Direct, 306-373-4919. rect, 306-373-4919, Saskatoon, SK. available. Call for prices and info. Rosler free app today. Construction, Saskatoon SK. 306-933-0033 FIVE BEHLEN 5742 bu. grain bins, Located n e a r L l o y d m i n s t e r, A B . P h o n e 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB. ENDS JANUARY 31st POLY HOPPER BINS, 100 bu., $900; 150 LIFETIME LID OPENERS. We are a stockAFAB INDUSTRIES POST frame buildings. bu. $1250. Call for nearest dealer. Buffer ing dealer for Boundary Trail Lifetime Lid Openers, 18” to 39”. Rosler Construction For the customer that prefers quality. Valley Ind., 306-258-4422, Vonda, SK. 2000 Inc., 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. 1-888-816-AFAB (2322), Rocanville, SK. BEHLEN STEEL BUILDINGS, quonsets, convex and rigid frame straight walls, grain tanks, metal cladding, farm - commercial. Construction and concrete crews. Guaranteed workmanship. Call your Saskatoon and northwest Behlen Distributor, Janzen Steel Buildings, 306-242-7767, Osler, SK.

M ETAL C LAD D IN G C LEAR AN C E On a ll in s to ck ga lva n ized m eta l. ~ P H ON E FOR P R IC IN G ~ M CLEAN LOCATION ONLY.

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

CHIEF WESTLAND AND CARADON BIN extensions, sheets, stiffeners, etc. Now available. Call Bill, 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. BROCK (BUTLER) GRAIN BIN PARTS and accessories available at Rosler Construction. 306-933-0033, Saskatoon, SK. CUSTOM GRAIN BIN MOVING, all types up to 22’ diameter. 10% spring discount. Accurate estimates. Sheldon’s Hauling, 306-961-9699, Prince Albert, SK. FOR ALL YOUR grain storage, hopper cone and steel floor requirements contact: Kevin’s Custom Ag in Nipawin toll free: 1-888-304-2837.


“Saskatchewan Owned Manufacturer of Grain Bins”



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PRAIRIE STEEL 306-933-1141


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NEW AND USED grain baggers and extractors available for sale or rent. Call Mike at 306-934-1414, Warman, SK.

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Saskatoon, SK

Phone: 306-373-4919

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$40,500.00 or $2.70P e rBu 2-6 200BU. BEHLEN HO P P ER BIN CO M BO S c/ w roofa n d w a ll la d d ers , top s a fety ca g es , a u to lid op en ers , 12 leg hop p ers , m a n w a ys , s lid e chu tes , trip le s k id s & erected .

$33,6 00.00 or $2.70P e rBu 2-7200BU. BEHLEN HO P P ER BIN CO M BO S c/ w roofa n d w a ll la d d ers , top s a fety ca g es , a u to lid op en ers , 14 leg hop p ers , m a n w a ys , s lid e chu tes , q u a d s k id s & erected .

$38,400.00 or $2.6 7P e rBu 2-10,000BU. BEHLEN HO P P ER BIN CO M BO S c/ w roofa n d w a ll la d d ers , top s a fety ca g es , a u to lid op en ers , 18 leg hop p ers , m a n w a ys , s lid e chu tes , trip le s k id s & erected .

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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

Email: or

Call Your Local Dealer

or Grain Bags Canada at 306-682-5888


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. DON’T PAY until Oct., 2013 - Book your Meridian fertilizer bins now and don’t pay until next fall. 4100 bu., 5000 bu. and 5300 bu. bins on special. Visit your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or go to


FERTILIZER STORAGE TANKS- 8300 Imp. gallon tanks avail. Contact your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626 or visit

13” x 95 ftAuge rs . .$20,800 13” x 85 ftAuge rs . .$18,000  • F u lly Assem b led F ield Read y     • D elivered to you rF arm Yard . • Ask ab ou tAu gerop tion s & d i scou n ts availab le.

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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. FOR ALL YOUR



HORNOI LEASING NEW and used 20’ and 4 0 ’ s e a c a n s fo r s a l e o r r e n t . C a l l 306-757-2828, Regina, SK. SHIPPING CONTAINERS FOR SALE. 20’53’, delivery/ rental/ storage available. For inventory and prices call: 306-262-2899, Saskatoon, SK, 20’ AND 40’ SEA CONTAINERS, for sale in Calgary, AB. Phone 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335.

KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD/ OPI STORMAX. For sales and service east central SK. and MB., call Gerald Shymko, Calder, SK., 306-742-4445 or toll free 1-888-674-5346. KEHO/ GRAIN GUARD Aeration Sales and Service. R.J. Electric, Avonlea, SK. Call 306-868-2199 or cell: 306-868-7738. KEHO, STILL THE FINEST. Clews Storage Management/ K. Ltd., 1-800-665-5346.



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Rosetown Flighting Supply

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GRAIN BAGGING EQUIPMENT, new or used 9’ or 10’ baggers and extractors. Double HH Ag Sales, 780-777-8700 or 45’ BELT CONVEYOR (Batco field loader 1545) c/w motor and mover kit. 6000 bu./hour, ideal for unloading hopper bins. Gentle handling of pulse crops. Call your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626.

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





1 800 667 8800 MERIDIAN (Sakundiak) GRAIN AUGERS: SP kits and clutches, Kohler, B&S engines, gas and diesel. Call Brian ‘The Auger Guy’ 204-724-6197, Souris, MB.

‘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. 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 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.

Congratulations You Didn’t Touch Your Cash Or Credit Through lease financing, you protect your cash and bank lines—and still acquire the agriculture equipment you need at an affordable payment.

2008 JD 4895, 720 engine hrs, 600 cutting hrs, c/w 895 hay conditioner and 2008 HoneyBee 25’ header w/double swath and one shear for canola. GPS with AutoSteer. Will sell as pkg. or separate. 403-504-9645 Medicine Hat, AB.

1 9 9 6 W E S T WA R D 9 2 0 0 , 2 4 5 5 h r s . , $42,000.; 1997 Premier 2920, 2635 hrs., 1 owner, $45,000. Both units c/w 30’ 960 header and new style wobble box, vg cond. NEW AND USED grain dryers. Contact 306-563-6148, 306-782-0596, Canora, SK. Franklin Voth, Manitou, MB. 204-242-3300 550 CCIL SWATHER, gas eng., 18’ draper or cell: 204-242-4123, header w/PU reels, always shedded; Also 15’ draper header w/crimper; 15’ header for parts. 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB. 2003 WESTWARD MACDON, 9250, SP, 30’ c/w deck shift, 972 header, PU reels, 981 hrs., $60,000. 306-923-2138, Torquay, SK. We offer a full line of GSI products including DRYERS, BINS, and CONVEYING SYSTEMS. Please contact SWIFT CURRENT, SASKATCHEWAN 1-866-404-7999

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.

CONEYAIR GRAIN VACS, parts, accessories. Call Bill 780-986-5548, Leduc, AB. 2007 BRANDT 5000 EX grain vac, w/piledriver, always shedded and maintained, $14,750 OBO. 306-442-7955, Parry, SK. REM 2700 GRAIN VAC, excellent shape. Phone 306-772-1004 or 306-784-2407, Herbert, SK.

2008 CIH 1203 30’, $89,900; 4- 2011 CIH WD 1203 36’, $119,000 each; 2010 CIH WD 1203 36’, $106,000; 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’, $132,000; WP MacDon 7000 25’, $990; 2011 Premier M150 w/35’ D60, $135,000; 2-2010 CIH WD 1203 36’, DKD, $109,000 each. Call Hergott Farm Equipment 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 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. 1997 WESTWARD 9300 turbo, big rubber, 2700 hrs., c/w 2003 972 30’ header, $45,000. Call 306-753-7885, Macklin, SK. 2009 NH 8040, HB30’, 450 cut hrs., most options, mint cond., asking $86,500. Call 780-387-6399, Wetaskiwin, AB. 2004 PREMIER MACDON, 9250, 30’ c/w 972 header, PU reels, fore and aft, 1072 hrs., $63,000. 306-923-2138, Torquay, SK. 2012 M155 MACDON, 25’, double knife, DS. 2009 M150 MACDON, 25’, double knife, DS. 403-393-0219, 403-833-2190. 2008 MF 9435, 800 hrs., 25’ header, mint condition, $67,000. Call 403-501-4891, Duchess, AB.


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AUGERS: NEW and USED: Wheatheart, Westfield, Westeel, Sakundiak augers; Auger SP kits; Batco conveyors; Wheatheart post pounders. Good prices, leasing available. Call 1-866-746-2666.

SAKUNDIAK AUGER SALE: HD8-39 w/27 HP, elec. clutch and Hawes mover, reg. $16,325, sale $13,800; HD8-53 w/30 HP, elec. clutch and Hawes mover, reg. $17,750, sale, $15,500. 306-648-3622, USED FERTILIZER SPREADERS, 4 to 9 ton, Gravelbourg, SK. 10 ton tender, $2500. 1-866-938-8537. 2010 WESTFIELD 10”X41’ auger, with 36 HP Kohler, elec. clutch and Wheatheart DO YOU NEED NH3 APPLICATION mover, $10,000 firm. 306-224-4272, WinKITS? Call us first! 25+ years of ammonia thorst, SK. experience. New or used, with or without sectional control. One of Western Canada’s NEW “R” SERIES Wheatheart Augers: R largest MaxQuip dealers, specializing in 8x41, 27 HP Kohler, HD clutch, w/mover, NH3 application equipment, traditional or reg. $14,075, sale $12,250; R 8x51, 30 HP pressurized (pump) systems, also new or Kohler, HD clutch, w/mover, reg. $14,907, used nurse tanks. We have a good selec- sale $12,750; R 10x41, 35 HP Vanguard, tion of used systems. Double HH Ag Sales, HD clutch, w/mover, reg. $15,530, sale $13,240. 306-648-3622, Gravelbourg, SK. 780-777-8700 or

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. MC900E, 3 PHASE electric, w/wo generator, excellent condition, shedded unit. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB.

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.

2011 BRANDT 10x60 swing auger, good cond., $10,000 OBO. Call 403-867-2343, 403-647-8031, Foremost, AB.

GRAINMAX HIGH CAPACITY AUGERS 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


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WINTER CLEARANCE! New Farm King 13x70, c/w reverser. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

14’ MACDON 920 hay header, fits all MacDon’s to 2006, $5000; 13’ MACDON R80 disc header, fits all MacDon’s after 2006, $15,000. Eden, MB. 204-966-3334, 204-476-0107. 1996 NH 1475, with 2218 header, new upgraded PTO pump, one season on sickle guards, one set extra sickles, new tire, 2 new skid plates, 3 seasons on rebuilt sickle drive, asking $14,700 OBO. 403-580-0936, Medicine Hat, AB.


LOOKING FOR a floater or tender? Call me 20’ TO 53’ CONTAINERS. New, used and first. 33 years experience. Loral parts, new modified. Available Winnipeg, MB; Regina and used. 403-650-7967, Calgary, AB. and Saskatoon, SK. 50’ RITE-WAY BAR, liquid injection spoke 306-933-0436. wheel, 800 gal. tank w/John Blue pump. 40’ Dutch coulter liquid bar, offers. 306-642-3225 403-304-7706 Assiniboia SK

BEAVER CONTAINER SYSTEMS, new and used sea containers, all sizes. 306-220-1278, Saskatoon and Regina, SK. 20’ AND 40’ SHIPPING CONTAINERS, large SK. inventory. Ph. 1-800-843-3984, 306-781-2600. USED SEA/STEEL Storage Containers for sale. 20’, 40’, 40’ HC, 48’ HC, etc. Guaranteed wind, water and rodent proof. Ask about modifications and accessories for your container (ramps, electrical kits, new paint, etc.) Call Bond Industrial Direct, 306-373-2236, 306-221-9630, 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, Saskatoon, SK. email:

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.

BATCO CONVEYORS, new/used, grain SAKUNDIAK AUGERS. Used 12”x72’ Saaugers, grain vacs, SP kits. Delivery and kundiak SLM/D, $14,900; One 2008 leasing available. 1-866-746-2666. 12”x78’ Sakundiak SLM/D, $15,900; 8”x1600; Convey-All conveyors available. BUILD YOUR OWN conveyors, 6”, 7”, 8” All units have leasing options. Call Dale at and 10” end units available; Transfer con- Mainway Farm Equipment Ltd., Davidson, veyors and bag conveyors or will custom SK. 306-567-3285, 306-567-7299, website build. Call for prices. Master Industries Inc. Phone 1-866-567-3101, Loreburn, SK. 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. 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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78 0-6 74-5338 SEED TREATER. High capacity USC treater, demo unit, Model 4000, c/w SS chemical tanks. 519-683-6364, Dresden, ON. WANTED: 54” WIDE pea screens to fit 248 BDH Clipper and 25 to 35’ stationary conveyor (6” to 8” tube). Phone 780-662-2617, Tofield, AB. WANTED: SEED CLEANING equipment, 200/400 bu. per hr. screen and indents. 204-776-2047, 204-534-7458, Minto, MB. 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 : 204-623-2813, The Pas, MB.

‘06 CIH WDX1202S SWATHER - 827 hrs., 2011 DH302 Honeybee/Case header, dbl knife drive, PUR, very good cond’n. $79,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

995 16’ ROTARY hay table, fits 4995 or R450 JD swather. Phone: 403-443-2162, Three Hills, AB.

BALE SPEARS, high quality imported from Italy, 27” and 49”, free shipping, excellent pricing. Call now toll free 1-866-443-7444, Stonewall, MB.

BOOK TODAY and SAVE on your bottom line. Quality NET WRAP at wholesale pricing. All sizes available! Take advantage of our early booking pricing and enter to win a New Kawasaki ATV! We also sell grain bags, twine, pit covers, innoculants and m o r e ! D o n ’ t p ay t i l l we d e l i ve r i t ! DUAL STAGE ROTARY SCREENERS and 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 Kwik Kleen 5-7 tube. Portage la Prairie, 403-634-1615, Lethbridge, AB. or call 565A HESSTON 5x6 baler, large tires and 204-857-8403. kicker, good condition. 306-436-4526, CUSTOM COLOR SORTING. All types of Milestone, SK. commodities. Call Ackerman Ag Services BALE SPEAR ATTACHMENTS for all 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK. loaders and skidsteers, excellent pricing. USED SORTEX Colour Sorter for sale. Call now 1-866-443-7444. 90000 series bio-chromatic. Machine currently has 2 chutes, capable of expansion with a third, c/w laptop for programming. $39,000. 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. 1-888-435-2626. DUAL SCREEN ROTARY grain cleaners, great for pulse crops, best selection in Western Canada. Phone 306-259-4923 or 306-946-7923, Young, SK. CARTER SCREEN MACHINE, model 1850 NEED BALERS? ‘05 CIH RBX562, with scalper. Call 306-445-5602, North $11,800; ‘05 NH BR780, $9,800; Battleford, SK. ‘01 HESSTON 856A, $9,800; ‘02 CIH CUSTOM COLOR SORTING chickpeas to RBX561, $8,800. Trades welcome. available. 1-800-667-4515. mustard. Cert organic and conventional. Financing 306-741-3177, Swift Current, SK.

2 0 0 5 C I H 8 0 1 0 , 4 WD, front tires 1250-45-32 means 45” wide, rear tires 28Lx26 means 28” wide, apparently will go as far as a track machine, 4 spd. hyd. trans., straw chopper and spreaders, Pro 600 monitor, approx. 1950 sep. hrs. c/w 2052 30’ draper header, $150,000; 2008 IHC 8010, AWD, 45x32 front tires, 28x26 rear tires, spreader and chopper, approx. 800 sep. hrs., 30’ flex draper header, $250,000. Can email pics. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. CASE/IH COMBINES and other makes and models. Call the combine superstore. Trades welcome, delivery can be arranged. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 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. 1993 CASE/IH 1688, has 2188 updates, HID lites, hopper topper, many other new parts, and 1999 30’ 1010 straight cut header with transport. Ph. 306-782-1756 or 306-621-7168 cell, Yorkton, SK.

2012 AF 7230, 220 hrs., self-leveling shoe, 2 spd. elevator, high unload rate auger, CVT drive, lateral tilt, rock trap, Pro 700 monitor, 520/85R42 w/duals, chopp e r, a u t o g u i d e r e a dy, l e at h e r s e at , $249,500 US. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Fairfax, MN. 1991 CASE/IH 1660 for sale, 2700 engine 2009 NH 7090, wide PU, endless belts, big hrs., always shedded. Call for more info. tires, Auto-Wrap, less than 7000 bales, at 780-336-3597, Viking, AB. shedded, $23,000. Phone 204-388-4975, 2008 8010 w/duals and lateral tilt, GPS Niverville, MB. w/AutoSteer, 750 sep. hrs, oils and filters TWO JD 568’s, 2010 w/9000 bales, 2011 changed, ready to go, $225,000; 2009 w/zero bales, big tires, loaded except net 2020 35’ flex header w/air reel, $25,000. 403-502-6332, Schuler, AB. wrap. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB.

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OFFERING FOR SALE: Cimbria Delta model 108 super cleaner, right hand model w/centre clean product discharge, purchased new in 2000, has seen approx. 15 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 403-443-5464, Three Hills, AB. UNIFLOW CARTER DAY 8 units, $2000 ea. 2006 JD 946 discbine, has flails and hyd. Email tilt, excellent condition, $26,000 OBO. 306-423-5422, Domremy, SK. Call 819-357-6935, Plessisville, QC.

1997 CASE/IH 2188, 3000 sep. hrs., auto. hay control, chopper, very good tires 30.5x32, rocktrap, long auger, grain loss monitor, 1015 PU header, field ready, exc. cond., $48,000. Financing avail. Call 306-861-4592, Filmore, SK.


2010 9770, 411 sep. hrs., premium cab, 20.8x42 duals, 615 PU, no pulses, Greenlighted, warranty, interest free, always shedded, exc. cond., $260,000. 306-728-3498, Melville, SK. 1997 9600, LOADED, c/w 914 PU, long auger, fine cut chopper, JD chaff spreader, new 800x65R32 Michelins, exc. cond., shedded. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB.

‘08 CIH 8010 COMBINE - 721/929 hrs., AFS Pro 600, deluxe cab, self levelling shoe, 900/60R32. Macdon PW7 w/ Swathmaster & duals avail. $184,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. 1993 CIH 1688, new AFX rotor, new tires, rock trap, long auger, hopper ext., internal chopper and Redekop chopper, 1015 PU header, exc. cond., $27,500 or $24,500 without Redekop; CIH 1688, chopper, long auger, needs some parts, 1015 PU header, $16,500. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK.

‘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.

‘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 cash back OAC. 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; 2009 9120, $259,000; 2012 8120, $329,000; 3-2011 8120’s, $298,000; 2008 8010, $218,000; 2006 8010 topper, $189,000; 2006 8010, $195,000; 2004 8010, $155,000; 2388 AFX Y&M, topper, $99,000; 2007 7010, $179,000; 2007 7010, 790 hrs., $195,000; 2002 2388, $88,000; 2188 SP roto with accelor, $59,900; 1984 1480, hyd., reverser, straw and chaff spreader, $10,900. Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

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., Performaxed, $32,000 workorder w/615 PU, 800-38 rubber; Case/IH 1688, high output chopper, very good cond., $22,000. Call 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB. 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. 2004 JD 9860, Precision header, duals, 1025 engine, 740 sep. hrs. 204-248-2372, 204-828-3565, Notre Dame, MB.


MACDON HARVEST HEADER 973, 36’, JD 9870 adapter, full poly skids, transport, reel fore and aft, float optimizer, stored inside, $26,000. Call Ron at 204-322-5638 or, 204-941-0045, Rosser, MB.


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

2- 2009 CR9070’s w/Swathmaster PU’s, dual 620-70Rx42 tires, yield and moisture, and yield mapping, approx. 700 threshing hrs. For more info and purchase options call 306-793-4212, 306-793-2190, Stockholm, SK. 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.

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. 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, JUST ARRIVED: TWO 2010 CR9080’s, hopper topper. Just been Greenlighted! through NH shop, $265,000. Hergott Farm Excellent shape! $169,900. Call Jordan 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, 403-627-9300 anytime, Pincher Creek, AB. 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 1994 JD 9600, hopper topper, HID lites, fine cut chopper, chaff spreader w/1996 J D 9 3 0 s t r a i g h t c u t h e a d e r. P h . 306-782-1756, 306-621-7168, Yorkton, SK 2002 R62 GLEANER, 2934 engine hours, Rake-Up PU header. 2005 974 MacDon flex REDUCED: 2000 JD 9650W, only 1457 draper 36’. Good shape. $80,000 OBO for sep. hrs., auto header height control, diala-speed, chaff spreader, chopper, hopper package. 306-460-4060, Kindersley, SK. topper, 30.5-32 drive tires, 14.9-24 rear tires, JD 914 PU header, always shedded, excellent condition, $108,900. Call Jordan 2009 JD 9870 STS, premium cab, HID 403-627-9300 anytime, Pincher Creek, AB. lighting, 649 sep. hrs., recent Green Light, PU header, $249,000. Ron 204-941-0045 or, 204-322-5638, Rosser, MB. MF 760, silver cab, V8 dsl., hydro., Melroe 3 2012 670s, duals, loaded, 200 to 220 PU, chopper, front tires- good, 2900 hrs., thrashing hours. $335,000 each OBO. $2900 OBO. 780-870-8253, Dewberry, AB. 780-888-1278 780-386-2220 Lougheed AB

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 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.

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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; ‘96 14’ Swathmaster, $7,980. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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

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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.

Bu yin g Fa rm Equ ipm en t Fo rD ism a n tlin g LOEFFELHOLZ TRACTOR AND COMBINE Salvage, Cudworth, SK., 306-256-7107. We sell new, used and remanufactured parts for most farm tractors and combines.

MF 9030 30’ rigid header, w/batt reels, $1250 or $2500 w/transport. 306-395-2668, 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK.

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.

2010 JD 635 draper header, loaded, with factory transport, excellent condition. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB. 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.

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.

2001 MACDON 972 split reel, 36’, transport lifters, new canvas, 2388 adaptor, $34,500. Cell 306-485-8187, Alameda, SK. JD 930D PU reel, hyds. fore and aft, transport, excellent condition, low acres. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB. RECONDITIONED rigid and flex, most makes and sizes; Also header transports. Ed Lorenz, 306-344-4811, Paradise Hill, SK.

AG-PAK AUTOMATIC POTATO bagger with WRECKING TRACTORS: NH, Ford, Case KwikLok closer, bags 5-20 lbs., exc. cond., David Brown, Volvo, Nuffield, County, Fiat, $28,000. Harv 780-712-3085 for more info JD, Deutz, MF and IH. 306-228-3011, Unity, SK., Largest inventory of used potato equip. Dealer for Tristeel Mfg. polishers, hybrid washers, felt dryers, tote fillers and dealer for Logan live bottom boxes, piler, conveyors, etc. Call: Dave 204-254-8126, Grande Pointe, MB.

COMBINE ROLL TARPS for most makes and models of combines. 204-746-8260, D&F Manufacturing Ltd., Morris, MB.,

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.


1- 8 1- 8 1- 8 1- 8 2010 30’ Macdon D60-S - PUR, hyd. fore/aft, factory transport, fits swathers, combine adapters available, $39,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

TRIPLE B WRECKING, wrecking tractors, combines, cults., drills, swathers, mixmills. etc. We buy equipment. 306-246-4260, 306-441-0655, Richard, SK.

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.

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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Harvest Salvage Co. Ltd. 1-866-729-9876 5150 Richmond Ave. East Brandon, MB New Used & Re-man parts Tractors Combines Swathers GOODS USED TRACTOR parts (always buying tractors) David or Curtis, Roblin, MB., 204-564-2528, 1-877-564-8734. G.S. TRACTOR SALVAGE, JD tractors only. 306-497-3535, Blaine Lake, SK. AGRA PARTS PLUS, parting older tractors, tillage, seeding, haying, along w/other Ag equipment. 3 miles NW of Battleford, SK. off #16 Hwy. Ph: 306-445-6769. MEDICINE HAT TRACTOR Salvage Inc. Specializing in new, used, and rebuilt agricultural and construction parts. Buying ag and construction equipment for dismant l i n g . C a l l t o d ay 1 - 8 7 7 - 5 2 7 - 7 2 7 8 , Medicine Hat, AB. DEUTZ TRACTOR SALVAGE: Used parts for Deutz and Agco. Uncle Abes Tractor, 519-338-5769, fax 338-3963, Harriston ON

JETCO ENT. INC. Experienced equipment hauling and towing. AB, SK, MB. Call 780-888-1122, Lougheed, AB.

9610 w/914 header, 2598 sep. hrs., shedded, Redekop MAV fine cut chopper, chaff spreader, airfoil, Y&M, big top hopper, 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. great cond $79,900 OBO 403-371-2193 AB

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‘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. ‘07 JD 936D HEADER - Single pt., factory transport, hyd. F/A, new canvas, knife, & PUR fingers. $38,800. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. NEED JD STS COMBINE CAB? Full cab assembly off 2004 JD STS, Greenstar equipped, $11,900. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

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.

2009 LEXION 570, Swathmaster pickup header, auto contour, quantimeter/ moisture meter, Xenon lights, chaff spreader, 280 bu. tank, 249 sep. hrs, excellent cond. Call 780-632-1970, Vegreville, AB. 2002 480R CAT Lexion, w/PU header, 20.8x42 duals, call. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK. 306-449-2255.


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2007 JD COMBINE 9860 STS SPECIAL, single owner/operator, approx. 1300 hrs, ‘05 MACDON MD974 35’ FLEX DRAPER large dual front tires, large rear tires, 615 HEADER STS hookup, F/A, pea auger, PU head, extended auger, late model pro- new canvas, hyd. tilt, transport. $39,800. duction has most of 70 Series extras. Ted Trades welcome. Financing available. at 204-673-2527, cell 204-522-6008 or 1-800-667-4515. Rodney at 204-673-2382, Waskada, MB. 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.

YEAR END CLEARANCE: 0% finance or cash 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 CIH Dealer, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK. 1987 JD 7720 Titan II, w/212 PU header and 230 straight header, good cond. 306-458-2555, Midale, SK.



CASE/IH 1010, 22-1/2’ header, PU reel, excellent condition, pics available, $7000 2009 JD 9770 STS, 463 hrs., Premier OBO. 403-784-3248, Clive, AB. Cab, Contour-Master w/Hi-Torque reverser, 20.8x42 duals, chopper, $195,000 US. Fairfax, MN. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, 2010 9770 STS JD, w/1615 PU header, 20.8x42 duals, large rear tires, $275,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK. 306-449-2255. 2002 JD 9750, 2290 hrs, just put through shop, Precision parts, excellent, $87,500. Call Peter 780-603-3455, Vegreville, AB.

‘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.

ALLISON TRANSMISSIONS Service, Sales and Parts. Exchange or custom rebuilds available. Competitive warranty. Spectrum Industrial Automatics Ltd., Blackfalds, AB. 1-877-321-7732.

NEED PICKUP HEADERS? ‘96 13’ NH 971, $1,680; ‘91 JD914, $4,900; ‘95 CIH 1015, $2,280; ‘97 CIH 1015, $3,980. Trades welcome. 1-800-667-4515.

USED PICKUP REELS - 21’ UII, $3,180; 36’ UII, $5,980; 30’ Hart Carter, $4,780; 24’ UII, $4,480; 36’ Hart Carter, $5,980. Trades welcome. Call 1-800-667-4515.

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2005 JD 1895 zero-till disc drill, 43’, primary blockage, 2008 1910 TBH cart, 430 bu., c/w belt conveyor, field ready, $115,000 OBO. Consider selling separately. Bob 780-778-0796, Mayerthorpe, AB. 2001 FLEXI-COIL air drill, w/2340 tank, 39’, 9” spacing, both Nitrogen and Alpine liquid kits, AtomJet single shoot side band openers, 3” rubber packers. 306-228-3665, Unity, SK. 2000 28’ SEED HAWK, 12” spacing, on board seed and liquid fert. tanks, always shedded. 306-342-4685, Glenbush, SK. BROWN BOGGS 150 ton punch press, 20 2011 JF-STOLL FCT 1355, stored inside HP, 575 volts, good cond., $10,000. over winter, used for two seasons, has chopped 1500 acres. Clean machine, ser204-864-2391, 204-981-3636, Cartier, MB. viced regularly, excellent condition, c/w 2012 JD 4730, 100’, 800 gal. poly, full GPS extra parts and owners manual, $58,000 with activations, Norac, 320-90/46 tires, 650/38 floatation tires, 290 eng. hrs. Call OBO. Bruce 403-843-4588, Rimbey, AB. 306-747-7911, Shellbrook, SK.

2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 55’ Parralink w/6550 DS air cart, $275,000 OBO. Call 306-867-7165, Loreburn, SK. o r Ca ll: 5 19-669-4698 TRIDEKON CROP SAVER, crop dividers. 4012 CONCORD, w/2400 TBT tank and Reduce trampling losses by 80% to 90%. 230 TBH tank, Dutch low draft paired row Call Great West Agro, 306-398-8000, Cut openers. Farmland disc levelers, $50,000 OBO. Rod 250-843-7018, Farmington, BC. Knife, SK.

2008 MILLER A75, 103’ spray air boom and hypro nozzles, 1000 gal. tank, 2 sets HORSERADISH HARVESTER and piece of rear tires, crop dividers, AutoSteer, Aup l a n t e r f o r s a l e . B I B E n t . L t d , toBoom, AccuBoom, 1,221 hrs., $185,000 204-857-8274, Portage la Prairie, MB. OBO. 780-674-7944, Barrhead, AB.

2003 54’ BOURGAULT 5710, 9.8” spacing, single shoot, liquid kit, 2 yr. old Atom Jet liquid sideband openers, 3” rubber packers. 2 1/4” set of packers avail., $55,000. 306-946-7854, 306-946-3322,Watrous, SK

2009 CASE/IH SRX 160, 100’ wheeled boom sprayer, 5 and 10 gal. nozzles, 4 shut-off, also c/w EZ-Guide 500 as CORGHI ARTIGLIO MASTER high perfor- section controller and EZ-Steer, 2” Honda wamance tire changer, exc. cond., $7500. rate ter pump and 2” chem handler, asking 204-864-2391, 204-981-3636, Cartier, MB. $31,000. Call 306-233-7053, Cudworth, SK 2009 FLEXI-COIL 68XL high clearance, 120’, 1600 gal., AutoHeight, 3 nozzles, autorate, built-in handler, other extras, exc. cond., $47,000. 306-924-1988, Regina, 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.

1999 FLEX-COIL SYSTEM 67XL, 1250 gal. tank, hyd. markers, windscreens, autorate, double nozzle, $12,500. 204-248-2372, 204-828-3565, Notre Dame, MB.

BRANDT QF 1000, 800 gal., 100’, autorate, CASE/IH SNOWBLOWER, 86”W, single au- curtains, new pump and foam marker. ger, $1900; Hold-On 3 point hitch, $1000. 306-782-7630, Jedburgh, SK. 306-478-2680, 306-625-7287, Mankota SK FLEXI-COIL 65, 80’ booms, wind screens, FORKLIFT SNOWPLOWS, 8’, 10’, 12’. PTO drive, $2500 OBO. Ph. 306-782-1756 306-445-2111, or 306-621-7168 cell, Yorkton, SK. North Battleford, SK. 2008 NH SF216 wheel boom, 480-80R-38 four section control, hyd. fold-out, ERSKINE INDUSTRIAL 9’ front mount tires, 1350 imp. gal., $25,000, offers consnowblower, 2 auger, hyd. shoot, universal 100’, sidered. 306-759-2191, Eyebrow, SK. mount $8500. 306-268-4371 Bengough SK FARM KING 1080, 3 PTH snowblower, dual auger, hyd. chute, 9’ wide, in like new c o n d . , $ 5 0 0 0 O B O. S t e . A n n e , M B . 613-360-1904.

2010 CASE/IH 160 Precision 90’ wheeled sprayer, hyd. unfold, 1350 Imp. gal. tank, autorate, touch screen monitor, induction tank, foam marker, rinse tank, dual nozzles, low acres. Mint condition. Call 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB.

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2007 3320 CASE/IH sprayer, 100’ booms, Aims command, AccuBooms, AutoBooms, 2400 hrs., Raven electronics, AutoSteer, $180,000. 306-784-2957, Gouldtown, SK. 2012 60’ 3320 QDA Paralink 10”, mid-rows c/w 6550ST, 591 monitor, less than 1000 2007 ROGATOR 1286C, fully loaded with a c r e s , d e m o u n i t , f u l l w a r r a n t y. AutoBoom, AccuBoom, Smartraxx, Viper- 403-740-6500, Stettler, AB. Pro, 2600 hrs, 2 sets of tires, $155,000. 2005 FLEXI-COIL 5000 57’, SS, 9” spacing, 403-364-2222, Drumheller, AB. 4” steel packers, approx. 5000 acres on 2007 JD 4720, 1600 hrs., 90’ boom, 2 sets new 3” carbide Stealth openers and boots, of tires, very nice, $129,500. Delivery 3850 variable rate cart, dual fans, 4 meteravailable. Call 1-800-735-5846, Minot, ND. ing rollers, excellent, $90,000 OBO. 2002 WILMAR EAGLE 8600 SP sprayer, 8.3 306-642-7917 306-642-7403 Assinibioa SK Cummins engine, 1150 gal SS tank, 90’ MORRIS 61’ CONTOUR drill, 10” spacing, boom, air ride, AutoHeight, Trimble GPS paired row, double shoot, 5.5” packing and mapping. 306-677-2689 Hodgeville SK tires. Used only 2 seasons. Flexi-Coil SC 430 air cart, 8-run, triple delivery. Will 2010 SPRA-COUPE 7660, 600 hrs., 90’ separate. Call Jarret at 780-689-8062, boom, 700 gal poly, AccuBoom AutoBoom, Athabasca, AB. AutoSteer, FWA, Envisio Pro monitor, chipped engine, 4 dividers, 3-way nozzles 2000 FLEXI-COIL 5000 air drill, 39’ on 9” spacing, 3.5” steel packers, 2340 TBT 780-763-2462 780-787-0477 Mannville AB variable rate tank, double shoot, but only 2000 854 ROGATOR, SS tank, 90’ booms, used single last 2 years, both double and Raven GPS, 2 sets tires, crop dividers. single shoot openers, seed run blockage Phone 306-445-5602, North Battleford, SK. monitors. Can easily be pulled w/250 HP. 306-468-7892, Canwood, SK. 2011 SPRAY-COUPE 4660, 670 hrs., 2 sets of tires, 750 Ez-Steer, crop dividers, DAVIDSON TRUCKING, PULLING air drills/ 92’ Pommier aluminum booms and unused air seeders, packer bars, Alberta and Sask. 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, 30 years experience. Bob Davidson, Drumheller, AB. 403-823-0746. $105,000. Call 306-237-7726, Perdue, SK. 2005 ROGATOR 874, 2611 hrs., new eng., all new wheel motor seals, 100’ boom, Outback Guidance, AutoSteer boom height and section control, 320/90R50 skinnies, 24.5x32 floaters $120,000. Esterhazy, SK, call Myles 306-745-6140, 306-745-7530.

FRONT MOUNT 2-STAGE Schulte snowplow, hyd. chute. Call 306-395-2658, 1994 BOURGAULT CENTURIAN III wheel boom sprayer, 83’ w/830 gal. tank, wind 306-395-2791, Chaplin, SK. curtains, chemical handler, hyd pump, dual FARM KING 9’, 3 PTH snowblower, low hr. nozzles and disc markers, asking $6500 machine, 1000 RPM, one new auger, in- OBO. 306-896-2912, Churchbridge, SK. cludes both cylinders and hoses, $5900; 2008 AG SHIELD PT High Clearance 100’ Tractor built from 815 IHC combine, cab, sprayer, always shedded, excellent. Offers. heat, 101 HP diesel, hydro. drive, front 3 Ph 306-628-3306, Mendham, SK. PTH, 540 and 1000 RPM PTO, triple hyd., new batteries, rear tires, great unit, sever- 2006 NEW HOLLAND (Flexi-Coil) SF115, al spare parts included, asking $8500 or 1250 imp. gal., 90’ suspended boom, $ 1 3 , 3 0 0 f o r b o t h . F o s s t o n , S K . windsreens, rinse tank, mix and fill tank, 306-322-4567, 306-322-7460. dual nozzles, fence row nozzles, foam markers, wash wand, 665 controller, exc. JD FRONT MOUNT 59” snowblower, fits JD cond., $32,000 OBO. Phone Ted at: 3120 to 3720, and most JD compact utility 403-934-8503, Cluny, AB. tractors, used only 4 hours, $4500 OBO. INLAND SPRAYER 70’ w/500 gallon tank, 306-243-4811, Outlook, SK. foam marker, 10 gallon nozzles. Call LOOKING FOR 4’ 3 pt. hitch snowblower. 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB. Call: 306-821-6611, Lloydminster, SK. AG SHIELD 100’ suspended boom sprayer, 1250 Imp. gal. tank, wind curtains, very DEGELMAN V PLOW 8’, high speed, good condition. 306-458-2555, Midale, SK. $800. Call 306-274-4941, Punnichy, SK. 2008 SRX 160, 1350 gal. wheel boom FARM KING USED auger repair flighting sprayer, 134’, autorate, wind guards, for 15” augers, $125 per pitch. Fosston, markers, dual nozzles, $35,000 OBO. 306-648-7766, Gravelbourg, SK. SK. 306-322-4567, 306-322-7460.

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

7’ 3 PTH snowblower w/3 PTH frame for tractors without 3 PTH, $1500; Degelman 4400, 10’ dozer blade, $3500. Call 306-338-2750, 306-560-0234, Wadena, SK

DROP DECK semi style sprayer trailers Air ride, tandem and tridems. 45’ to 53’. SK: 306-398-8000; AB: 403-350-0336.

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PATRIOT 150, $65,000; Patriot NT, AutoSteer, $59,900; 2011 CIH 3330 Aim Command, N&W tires, $259,000; 2011 CIH 3330, coming; 2010 CIH 4420, Aim Command, 380 and 650’s, $264,000; Rogator 864, 2 sets of tires, $119,000; Miller A40 108’, 1000 gal., $129,000; Miller Nitro 2200 HT, 120’, 1200 gal., $137,500; Willmar 8650 120’, 1200, $110,000; Willmar 8650, 800 hrs., 1200, 120’, $129,000. Ph Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

CUSTOM BUILT HD pintle hitch sprayer trailer, 34’x12’, expanded metal deck, 40,000 lb. tandem axles, 1100x22.5 rubber. Can sell with 120 gal. Handler II, c/w 3” pump. 204-476-2448, Neepawa, MB. 2011 TRAIL-TECH pintle hitch sprayer trailer, two 20K axles, 235-75-17.5 tires, less than 500 miles use. Asking $29,500 OBO. 204-822-3375, Morden, MB.

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.

2011 JD 4830 Sprayer, 600/65R38 tires, NEW KEMPER HEADERS. Phone Harry at 381 hrs., 100’ boom, SS 1000 gallon tank, 403-327-0349, 403-330-9345, Lethbridge, loaded, $245,000 OBO. Can deliver. Call AB. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. NH FR 9080 CHOPPER, c/w 8 row corn LOOKING FOR: 4x4 high clearance header, 15’ pickup header, 900 cutter hrs. sprayer, 1996 to 2003. 780-398-2227, 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. Abee, AB.

2009 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 51’, double shoot, 10” spacing, 4350 TBT air cart, 3.5” steel packers. Chaplin, SK, call 306-631-4020.

1994 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 45’, 9’’ spacing, 550 trip, DS, new style manifolds, near new Atom Jet side band openers, new hyd. 2006 K-HART DISC drill w/2009 Bourgault hoses, many new tires, vg condition, 6450 tank, both good shape. Drill single $30,000. Hitch to pull Bourgault tank sold shoot tank is double, 591 monitor, 3 me- separately. 306-478-2746, Ferland, SK. tering system, deluxe auger. May split and sell, $85,000/ea. 306-587-7113 Lancer, SK 2010 JD 1830 air drill 61’, 12.5” spac5.5” packers, single shoot air and pri5710 BOURGAULT 47’, w/MRB, 6450 TBH ing, blockage, 4” paired row boots, rear tank; Flexi-Coil 67XL sprayer 100’ w/auto- mary hitch; 2010 JD 1910 cart, 430 bu. TBT, rate. Call 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. variable drive, 3 tanks, powered calibration, 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. 57’ FLEXI-COIL 5000 air drill, 12” spacing, 5” paired row, 5-1/2” rubber packers, good condition, $30,000. 306-621-7050, 306-621-9604, Yorkton, SK.

2013 V-WING DITCHERS. Order now before they are sold out. Delivered to your farm by Sept., 2013. 204-734-0303. Check out v-wing ditcher on U-tube. MORRIS MAXIM 50’, 10” spacing, single 65’ K-HART DISC DRILL, used 3 seasons, shoot, steel packers, 1” openers w/7240 12” spacing, Flexi-Coil air pack, great TBH cart, 8” auger, vg cond., $47,000 OBO. shape, stored inside, $135,000. Call Jason 306-460-8061, Eatonia, SK. 204-328-7189, 204-761-8702, Rivers, MB. 2002 3450 tank, double shoot, 10” au- 2001 BOURGAULT 5710, 42’, 12” spacing, ger, air seeder hopper, $18,000 workorder, MRB, Atom Jet 1” openers, c/w 5250 cart, $45,000 OBO. 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB. $60,000. 306-753-7885, Macklin, SK. 1997 FLEXI-COIL 2320 TBH c/w 3rd tank, BOURGAULT 5710 40’, 9.8” spacing, verti$16,900. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., cal hoe openers, 330 lb. trips, Series I mid 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. row NH3 with nitrolator. Banders only FLEXI-COIL 5000, 39’, 10” spacing, 3” rub- used 7 seasons, excellent shape overall. ber packers, 3450 tank, $65,000 OBO. Call 306-873-3415, Tisdale, SK. 306-460-7767, Eatonia, SK. WORK WANTED: MOVING AIR DRILLS/ JD 1810, 10” spacing, 61’, w/Technotill CULTIVATORS, AB and SK. Eaton transopeners, Pattison liquid kit, 2320 Flexi-Coil port. Call Joel 403-396-5714, Lacombe, AB cart, $62,500 OBO. Phone 306-445-5602, 1997 FLEXI-COIL 3450 mechanical TBH, North Battleford, SK. shedded, $31,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

2001 FLEXI-COIL 51’ air drill, DS, variable rate, 2005- 435 bu. TBH tank, 3” VW11FC openers, 306-666-2153, 306-662-7471 cell, Fox Valley, SK

1997 FLEXI-COIL 5000, 39’ c/w2320 tank, 12’ spacing, 550 trips, DS, 4 1/2” rubber packers, one yr. on new openers, $46,000. 403-345-3770, Coaldale, AB.

2008 SEED HAWK 65’, excellent, shedded, 430 bu. Flexi-Coil tank, big rubber, frame for NH3 tanks, quick pin shanks. 780-835-4431, Fairview, AB. 2009 CASE/IH Flexi-Coil air drill, 60’, 3/4” Atom Jet openers, liquid fertilizer system, 430 bu. air cart with Trelleborg radials and variable rate, new style seed monitor, $125,000. Call Ron at 204-322-5638 or, 204-941-0045, Rosser, MB.

RETIRING: 7240 MORRIS air tank with 49’ Maxim II single shoot drill; 60’ Blanchard P30 harrow packer bar. 306-365-7482 cell, Jansen, SK. BOURGAULT AIR DRILLS - Large used selection of 3310’s and 3320’s; Also other makes and models. Call Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 2000 MORRIS MAXIM 55’, 10” spacing, DS, 4” packers, TBT 7300 tank, good cond. 2005 HORSCH ANDERSON 6015 plant- 306-627-3493,306-741-2328, Wymark, SK ing system and 500 bu. cart, ISO monitor, full blockage monitor and always stored inside. Please call James in Calgary, AB 403-312-0776. FLEXI-COIL 5000 57’, TBH, single shoot, liquid kit, 7.2” spacing, $17,500. Call: 306-843-7744, Wilkie, SK.

1996 MORRIS MAXIM 49’/6240 tank, single shoot, one season on 3/4” knife openers, 10” spacing, $30,000. 306-372-7702, Luseland, SK. 2009 62’ SEEDMASTER, with 300 bu. onboard tank, $165,000. Central AB Precision Seeding, 403-505-9524, Ponoka, 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. 5710 BOURGAULT 52’ drill, 7.5” spacing w/3225 tank, newer carbide openers, vg cond, $39,000. 306-873-2841, Tisdale, SK.

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, $55,000 OBO. 306-642-7801, Lafleche, SK.


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COMMERCIAL SILAGE, TRUCK BODIES, trailers. Well constructed, heavy duty, tapered w/regular grain gates or hyd. silage 2010 JD 4830, 1923 eng. hrs., 761 spray gates. CIM, Humboldt, SK, 306-682-2505. hrs., Greenlight service on 11/24/2012. 1000 gallon tank with 3” fill, 100’ booms 2010 FORAGE HARVESTER JF1355, c/w with 5-way nozzle bodies, RH fence row four row corn header plus PU header, used nozzle and foam markers. Greenstar 2600 two seasons, always shedded and in good monitor c/w AutoSteer, Swath Control cond., $85,000 OBO. Phone 306-742-4771 Pro, Boom Trac Pro, hyd. tread adjust, onor, 306-621-4643, Calder, SK. board air and HID lighting. Two sets of tires and rims (380’s and 650’s), four Tridekon crop savers with air lift. $257,300 OBO. 780-212-1949, Grassland, AB. 2007 4655 SPRA-COUPE, 1040 hrs, 80’, 400 gal., auto trans, new rear tires, exc. cond., $75,000. 306-843-2892, Wilkie, SK.

2004 JD 7500 Forage Harvester, no PU, 1910 hrs., autolube, AutoSteer, spout extension, service records, $115,000 OBO. 403-684-3540, Brant, AB.

2006 BOURGAULT 5710, 47’, 10” spacing, 450 trips, 3.5 steel packers, SS air kit, liquid kit, 3225 air cart, 2150 Pattison liquid cart, flow meter and blockage, $99,000. May separate. 306-698-2306, Wolseley, 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. 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.






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Elrose Saskatchewan

• YES, we have the new Gen II disk drill available from 34’- 75’ wide. • YES, we have the newly designed Model 4612 PARALLEL LINK disk openers. • YES, we can save you money in both fuel and horsepower while seeding faster than a hoe drill leaving a smooth seed bed. • YES, we are the simplest design and lowest maintenance disk opener. • AND THE BIGGEST YES, K-Hart disk drills have optional mid-row fertilizer coulters!

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2010 BOURGAULT 5710, 74â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9.8â&#x20AC;? 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. 2013 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEEDMASTER, ready for onboard tank, has 800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on rear and dual castors. Central AB Precision Seeding, 403-505-9524, Ponoka, AB. SWAP PACKERS Bourgault 5710. Will trade 5.5â&#x20AC;? pneumatic packers for 3.5â&#x20AC;? steel packers for 74â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9.8â&#x20AC;? spacing. 306-631-7932, Moose Jaw, SK.

2009 BOURGAULT 3310, 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, 2010 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122; JD 1870 w/1910 cart, full seed MRBs, 2â&#x20AC;? tips, 4.8 pneumatic packer tire, blockage, $165,000. Central AB Precision double shoot, walking axles, rear duals, Seeding, 403-505-9524, Ponoka, AB. exc. cond. 306-675-6110, Kelliher, SK. 58â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FLEXI-COIL 5000, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, single 2001 BOURGAULT 5710 air drill with 5350 shoot, NH3 mid-row shanks, Raven auto tank, drill is 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9.8â&#x20AC;? spacing, 3.5â&#x20AC;? steel rate NH3 control, 3â&#x20AC;? rubber, new hoses, packers, 450 lb. trip, single shoot. Tank is $24,900; 3450 Flexi-Coil tank, TBH, 3 single fan, double meter. Field ready, tanks, double fan, 10â&#x20AC;? auger, hyd. winch, $33,900 or $55,000 for both OBO. Call $70,000. 403-642-3999, Warner, AB. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK. 53 ATOM JET OPENERS, used 2 seasons exc. condition. Regular price $150/opener, 1998 CASE 340 air tank, modified to 450 bu., 10â&#x20AC;? auger, semi hopper, new paint, selling $75 ea. 403-823-9222, Rosedale AB shedded, $20,000. Call 306-567-7533, WANTED: JOHN DEERE 1910 430 bu. TBT Davidson, SK. air cart, prefer with duals and 10â&#x20AC;? auger, single or dual shoot. Call 306-593-5725 or, 1991 CASE/IH 8500 air hoe drill, 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Atom Jet points, new tires on tank. 306-593-7726, Invermay, SK. 306-335-2756, Lemberg, SK. PULLING AIR DRILLS, towed farm equip- 2004 CONSERVA-PAK 56â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 4400 cart, askment, and light duty low bedding, in MB. ing $75,000. Call Peter 780-603-3455, Veand SK. Call Bruce at Brown Enterprises greville, AB. 204-857-8224.

2000 FLEXI-COIL 3450 TBH, 3 tanks, double fan, 10â&#x20AC;? auger, hyd. rear winch, NEW MORRIS CONTOUR II, 71â&#x20AC;&#x2122; c/w 8650 $33,900 OBO. 306-861-4592, Fillmore, SK T B T. C a l l C a m - D o n M o t o r s L t d . , 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 1996 GREEN CONCORD 5012, 3400 double tank, w/3rd canola tank, single 2004 MORRIS MAXIM II DS, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 3-1/2â&#x20AC;? shoot Stealths, 1 owner, $38,000 OBO. steel packers, 7300 tank, nice shape, Call 780-221-3980, Leduc, AB. $66,000. 780-814-2241 Grande Prairie AB 2009 K-HART DRILL 42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9â&#x20AC;? spacing with new discs, weight kit, seed brakes and liquid fertilizer kit and 5250 Bourgault cart, 3 tank metering, rear hitch and cab cams. David 306-672-3748, Gull Lake, SK.

2004 FLEXI-COIL 6000, 7â&#x20AC;? spacing, DS, c/w 3850 TBT, variable rate, excellent condition. 780-847-3792, Marwayne, AB.

2007 BOURGAULT 5710, 74â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9.8â&#x20AC;? spacing, 3â&#x20AC;? rubber packers, 3/4â&#x20AC;? knives. MRBII, Ra2002 FLEXI-COIL 7500 Slim 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air drill, ven NH3 and dual shoot, hyd. tank winch. 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, dbl. shoot paired row open- 2008 Bourgault 6550ST air cart, 650 duals, ers, 4â&#x20AC;? steel press wheels, gd cond., no 10â&#x20AC;? auger, bag lift, 2 fans. Nice unit, tank. 204-761-7765, Rivers, MB. $215,000. 701-641-9805, Noonan, ND.


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JD 7000, 8 row, 30â&#x20AC;?, dry fert, $10,900; JD 7200, 12 row 30â&#x20AC;?, vacuum, $17,900; JD 7200, 16 row, 30â&#x20AC;?, dry fert, vacuum, $21,900. Call: Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000, Stein2008 BOURGAULT 6350 2 TM, SS, $55,000 bach, MB. OBO. 306-563-8482, 306-782-2586, Rama, JD 7100 ROW crop planter, 6 rows, 34â&#x20AC;? SK. spacing, 3 PTH, monitor and markers, very good cond., $6500 OBO. 306-539-6688, BOURGAULT 8800, 52â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, granular kit, 4 bar Balgonie, SK. 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.


2008 FLEXI-COIL 3850 TBT air cart, mechanical drive, 3 coarse rollers and 1 canola roller, 2 cameras, one in seed tank, one looks at seeder; 2003 Conserva Pak seeder, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; dual shoot. $67,500., will split. 780-704-0359, Provost, AB. 2000 BOURGAULT 8810 air seeder w/3225 grain tank, equipped w/liquid kit, 10â&#x20AC;? spacing, single shoot w/side ban boots, $40,000. 306-452-8033, Redvers SK 2001 BOURGAULT 4250 air seeder tank, c/w single shoot manifold to suit 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air seeder. All hoses are included! 2 bin tank total 250 bu., hydraulic loading auger. Excellent shape! $19,900. Call Jordan anytime, 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. WANTED: FLEXI-COIL 820, 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;-60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Please call 403-586-0641, Olds, AB.

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We build, sell and service carbide tipped chromium drill points for most makes and models of seeding equipment. KEN KULGEN - P Ridge Farms Ltd. Foremost, AB. Has two 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122; drills equipped with VW30 Paired Row Triple Shoot Openers.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the way the openers flow smoothly through the soil and the constant cutting of the full caribide.â&#x20AC;?

Dunmore, Alberta, (Medicine Hat), AB.

33 WILRICH VERTICAL tillage disc units, less then 500 acres, great shape. Purchased from Flaman for $10,800. Asking $9,000. Call 204-648-3292, Dauphin, MB. D U T C H I N D U S T R I E S, d o u b l e s h o o t , w/paired row openers, 44 at $125 each. Matt at: 306-467-4935, Duck Lake, SK. 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. 60 CONCORD EDGE-ON SHANKS, new. 306-296-2139, Frontier, SK.

PARTING OUT or as is: 2470 CASE, 5000 hrs, 80% Goodyear torque 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s- 18.4x34. 204-572-5848, Gilbert Plains, MB. 1985 4894, PTO, bearings rolled, 6200 hrs., $35,000. Joe Frank, Fort Quâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Appelle, SK. 306-432-4530. CASE 9270 330 HP, mechanical 12 spd., no blade, no PTO, 4400 hrs., full set new tires 90% tread, Outback GPS, AutoSteer, $79,500. 780-704-0359, Provost, AB. 2011 550 C ASE/IH, triples, 550 HP, weights, deluxe cab, $295,000. 2007 165 Case/IH Puma, w/loader and grapple, 165 HP, $95,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK. 306-449-2255. 2004 STX 450, leather interior, diff. lock, 710x38 duals, good condition, $120,000 OBO. 306-743-7622, Langenburg, SK.


WANTED: 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CULTIVATOR, prefer Bourgault but will consider others. Phone Jim 2001 RITE-WAY 8100, 77â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heavy harrow. 306-862-8518, Choiceland, SK. 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395 Langham SK WANTED: OLDER CHISEL plow, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing, 35â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, no harrows. 403-854-2225, Hanna, AB. 1984 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SUNFLOWER heavy tandem disc, very good condition, field ready, $20,500. 780-349-9810, Rochester, AB.


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MANDAKO TWISTER Check out the ultim 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 . 1-888-525-5892, Plum Coulee, MB. TWO CASE 2594 tractors, duals, front 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. JD 61â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2410 deep tiller w/harrows, 2 years 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. old, like new; Summers 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DT w/wo anhy- 1995 CASE 9270, 12 speed, 5400 hours, drous unit and hitch. Ron 204-626-3283 or 2 0 . 8 x 4 2 t i r e s , $ 6 7 , 0 0 0 O B O . C a l l 1-855-272-5070, Sperling, MB. 403-345-3770, Coaldale, AB. 1987 CIH 9130 4 WD, 5500 hours, powerKELLO-BILT 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; offset discs, c/w 24â&#x20AC;? shift, PTO, 6-way Leon blade, good tires, to 36â&#x20AC;? notched blades; Kello-Bilt 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; s h e d d e d , n i c e t r a c t o r, $ 5 2 , 0 0 0 . tandem wing discs c/w 26â&#x20AC;? and 28â&#x20AC;? 403-820-2215, Trochu, AB. notched blades and oil bath bearings. 1-888-500-2646, Red 2008 385 CASE, loaded, 5700 hrs, $175,000. 403-348-1521, 403-886-5385, Deer, AB. Penhold, AB. NEW 2012 BOURGAULT 8910 cultivator, LIZARD CREEK REPAIR and Tractor. We 70â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;? spacing w/spd. lock adaptors and buy 90 and 94 Series Case 2 WD, FWA tractors for parts and rebuilding. Also have 4 bar harrows. 306-231-8060 Englefeld, SK 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.

WANTED: 1456 OR 1026 IH tractor, any 403-528-3350 1995 7130 MORRIS , 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Magnum II 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 cultivator, 3 tanks w/Valmar, single shoot, 701-240-5737, Minot, ND. 12â&#x20AC;? spacing and packer bar, good shape, 1992 MORRIS AIR seeder 8900, 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122; c/w AIR RIDE KIT, 2013 Model, auto levelling $18,500. 306-371-7382, 306-329-4780, 1994 6300 Morris air cart; 1992 Flexi-Coil for Case/IH quad tractors, rides like a Asquith, SK. 57â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5000 air drill, c/w 2320 TBH air cart; Cadillac, limited quantity available. Call BOURGAULT AIR SEEDER cart, Model 2195 1982 7200 IHC hoe drills; 1982 Wilger 880 Milt 306-229-1693, Hepburn, SK. with engine drive fan, chrome augers, SS 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sprayer, hyd. pump. 306-295-4192, WANTED: 7000 Allis Chalmers tractor, runmonitor, etc., epoxy coat inside, clean Ravenscrag, SK. n i n g o r n o t . 3 0 6 - 3 9 5 - 2 6 6 8 o r 2011 CIH ST550Q, 910 hrs., 30â&#x20AC;? tracks, luxury cab, full GPS, 57 GPM pump, good paint, no rust, stored inside. Call Bob 6200 IH DISC press drills, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 6â&#x20AC;? spacing, 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. $309,000. 403-669-2174, Rocky View, AB. 204-745-2265, Carman, MB. self transport, good condition. Call 1996 MORRIS 8900 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; air seeder w/9â&#x20AC;? 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB. spacing, 4 bar harrows, single shoot, 6240 tank w/3 compartment granular. Call 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB. FLEXI-COIL 600, 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; heavy tillage cultiva5LWH:D\)25:$5'70XQIROGLQJODQGUROOHUVDUHELJJHU 1996 BOURGAULT 3165 tank, w/8800 t o r , 4 - b a r h a r r o w s , $ 1 5 , 0 0 0 . air seeder, new 2â&#x20AC;? carbide tips, new moni- 780-853-7205, Vermilion, AB. KHDYLHUDQGIROGXSQDUURZHUIRUWUDQVSRUWPXOWLVHFWLRQ tor and new hoses, $28,000 OBO. Oyen, GHVLJQOHWVWKHPEHWWHUIROORZWKHFRQWRXUVRI\RXUÂżHOG KELLO-BILT DISC PARTS: Blades and AB. 403-664-3865, 403-664-0205 bearings. Parts to fit most makes and BOURGAULT 8800, 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, c/w 3225 tank, models. 1-888-500-2646, Red Deer, AB. w/factory packers and harrows, exc. cond., field ready, $24,500. 403-350-9088, 1983 GREY FRIGGSTAD C5-43, 53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; HD Delburne, AB. cultivator, 750 lb trips w/12â&#x20AC;? spacing, 1994 BOURGAULT 8800, 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, granular kit, used very little after 1995. 306-627-3493, 2130 dual shoot tank, 4000 packer bar. 306-741-2328, Wymark, SK. $19,500. 306-883-2568, Spiritwood, SK. JD TANDEM DISC AW model, 20â&#x20AC;? blade, 9â&#x20AC;? JOHN DEERE 1910 350 bu. tow behind air spacing, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide, good shape, $2000. cart, 2006 8 run double shoot, variable 204-669-9626, Winnipeg, MB. 5LWH:D\VWLOOPDNHVWKHPRVWSRSXODUURFNSLFNHUVDORQJ rate, 8â&#x20AC;? auger, 30.5 rear tires, rear hitch, ZLWKRXUOLQHRI-XPER+DUURZV-XPER-XQLRU0LGUDQJH always shedded, no rust, excellent cond., WINTER CASH DISCOUNTS on Summers $42,500. 306-621-0774, Melville, SK. discs, chisel plows, rollers, heavy harrows, +DUURZVDQG0$;,5RWDU\+DUURZV rock pickers, packer bars, sprayers, vertical BOURGAULT 3225 AIR TANK, hyd. fan, tillage implements, mounted harrows. Call single shoot, two tank monitoring system, Machinery Dave, 403-580-6889, or email shedded, 306-563-7505, Canora, SK. m a c h i n e r y d ave @ y a h o o . c a V i ew at BOURGAULT 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FLOATING hitch, single Bow Island, AB. shoot, w/poly packers, new 3/4â&#x20AC;? carbide 16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; NEW KELLO-BILT 225 offset disc, 26â&#x20AC;? knives, 2155 tank, w/new PDM augers, notched blades. Discounted, purchase bes h e d d e d , e x c e l l e n t , $ 2 2 , 0 0 0 O B O. fore Dec. 31 with deposit hold until spring. 306-843-7865, Scott, SK. 306-731-7235, 306-939-4554 Earl Grey SK


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last season we seeded canola, wheat and lentils and the hoe drill with these openers did a much better job than our disc drill in the same conditions.â&#x20AC;?

RITE WAY HARROWS. Flaman Sales has Rite Way jumbo harrows, models 7100 and 8100, now with 5/8 tines. Sizes from 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122; to 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Order today and ensure availability. Visit your nearest Flaman store or call 1-888-435-2626.

2-105 WHITE, complete new engine inframe 10 hrs ago, rear tires approx. 80%, LPTO, high-low shift, nice tractor, $9500. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. COCKSHUTT 1800 DIESEL tractor, good rubber w/front mount Schulte snowplow, $3000. 306-395-2668, 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK.


KELLY DISC CHAIN HARROW MANDAKO LANDROLLER. The heaviest production roller on the market. Check us out at, or call, 1-888-525-5892, Plum Coulee, MB. 2000 RITE-WAY 8100 heavy harrow, 55â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 9/16 tines, hyd. angle, 1/2 price of new. 306-944-4252, 306-376-2109 Viscount, SK 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOURGAULT 4000 wing-up packer bar, P30 packers, $5000 OBO. 780-785-3502 or 780-674-1152 cell, Sangudo, AB. 1996 MORRIS 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; harrow draw bar c/w 5 bar straight harrows, good condition. Call 780-208-3344, Innisfree, AB.

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BOOKING SPECIALS for all makes of harrow tines, mounted, standard drawbar, heavy harrow. Ex: Brandt, Bourgault 9/16â&#x20AC;?x26â&#x20AC;? straight, 100 or more, $21.95 ea. Special ends Jan. 25. Fouillard Implement Ltd. St. Lazare, MB., 204-683-2221. 1997 RITE-WAY 41â&#x20AC;&#x2122; LANDROLLER, hyd. fold and lift, excellent cond., $19,900. Call anytime, 403-627-9300. Pincher Creek AB 2005 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BOURGAULT mid harrow, good shape, $26,500 OBO. Phone: 403-651-2273, 403-546-4286, Acme, AB. WE BUY AND SELL new and used rollers, wing-up tri plex and 5 plex up to 84â&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Call 403-545-2580, Bow Island, AB.

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9270 MICHELINS at 95%, $78,000; CIH 9150, powershift H, $55,000; 9390 425 HP, 710’s, AutoSteer, $99,000; 2010 435, PTO, HD hyd., AutoSteer, $249,000; 2008 485, PTO, HD hyd., $209,000; 2010 485 HD, $289,000; 2011 485, PTO, loaded, $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., $240,000; NH TJ 500, HD hyd., AutoSteer, $189,000. Call Hergott Farm Equipment 306-682-2592, Humboldt, SK.

MITCH’S TRACTOR SALES LTD. For sale 7420 MFWD, auto-quad, LHR, 3 PTH, 3 hyd., 741 FEL; 7320 MFWD, PQ, LHR, 3 PTH, 3 hyd., 1800 hrs., w/wo loader; Two 4650 MFWD, 15 spd., 3 PTH, factory duals; Two 4455 MFWD, 3 PTH, 15 spd., w/280 FEL; 4450 MFWD, 15 spd., 3 PTH; 3155 MFWD, 3 PTH, w/loader; 2955 MFWD, 3 PTH, w/wo loader; 2950 MFWD, 3 PTH, w/265 FEL; 4430 Quad, 3 PTH, painted; 4240, 8 spd., powershift, 3 PTH, 2 hyd.; 2130, 3 PTH, 146 loader; JD 725 FEL; Front weights for 30, 40, 50 series. All tractors can be sold with new or used CASE/IH 5088, 140 HP, 3 PTH, FEL, cab, loaders. Mitch Rouire 204-750-2459, St. AC, vg rubber, $17,000; BUHLER ALLIED Claude MB. loader Model 2895-S, fits 150 to 250 HP tractor w/joystick, grapple fork, bucket, $7500. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. 1998 CASE/IH 9330 powershift, PTO, 3000 hrs., 18.4x38 duals, $69,900. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK. 1981 4690, 4 WD, 260 HP, 12 spd., 3-way steering, 1000 PTO, 30.5x32.5 singles, vg rubber, 6508 hrs., recent $4000 OH, new valves, 1 new cyl., $17,500 OBO. Iron Springs, AB., 493-739-2455, 403-635-0280

‘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.

2005 CASE/IH MAXXUM row crop, 125 HP, 4993 hrs, cab susp., 16 spd. AutoShift, MFD, Case/IH L750 self-levelling loader, grapple, one owner, serviced, clean trac- 2008 JD 7230 premium row crop, 130 tor, $49,500. D. B. Murray Ltd., Melita, MB, HP, 5670 hrs, deluxe cab, 24 spd. Auto1-800-805-0495. Quad, MFD, JD 741 self-levelling loader, 1988 CIH 9170 w/16’ Degelman 6 way grapple, loaded with options, Greenlight blade, powershift, 20.8x42 duals, 4 hyd. completed, $79,500. 2011 JD 6430 preremotes, 7200 hrs., vg cond. $59,000. Call mium row crop, 103 HP, 307 hrs, looks new, premium cab, MFD, 24 spd. Auto306-231-9020, Humboldt, SK. Quad, new JD H340 self-levelling loader, 2006 STX 430, 2165 hrs., 16 spd. PS, 4 grapple, loaded with options, warranty unhyd., PTO, front and rear diff lock, 20.8R42 til May 13, 2016, $95,000. D. B. Murray duals, always shedded, JD SF1 AutoSteer, Ltd., Melita, MB 1-800-805-0495. $180,000. 306-228-3665, Unity, SK. 1995 7600 MFWD, powerquad, 3 PTH, WANTED: 70 or 90 series Case tractor 4500 hours, good rubber, excellent condiw/FEL, in need of repair. 306-395-2668 or tion. 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. 306-681-7610, Chaplin, SK. JD 7830 with 746 loader and grapple, 1998 CASE 9370, 4 WD, 360 HP, 4120 hrs, power quad trans w/E-range and LH re12 spd. std., AutoSteer, diff. lock, $93,000. verse, 3 PTH, 20.8x42 rear tires, 2300 hrs, $125,000. 403-854-3374, Hanna, AB. 306-946-9513, 306-259-4881, Young, SK. WRECKING FOR PARTS 684 Case/IH JD 9400 4x4, very clean, powershift, diesel, comes with factory 3 PTH, FEL and 710x42 rubber - 50%; also Big Bud and Rite tractors. Call Albert at 403-504-0468, bucket. 1-877-564-8734, Roblin, MB. Medicine Hat, AB. 1983 IH 5288 w/Michelin radial tires, engine overhaul at 7200 hrs., $18,000. Call 1985 JD 4450 tractor, 140 HP, 7500 hrs., dual hyds., 20.8x38 rubber, like new, new 306-293-2793, Climax, SK. rebuilt powershift done at JD dealer, runs IH 5288 w/FEL, $21,000; IH 5288 Cond G, excellent, always shedded, $26,500. Paint P, $14,900; 7130 MFD, $49,900; NH 780-349-9810, Westlock, AB. 8160 MFD, FEL w/grapple, $39,900; JD 7430 MFD, loader, 400 hrs., $129,000. 1999 JD 7710, FWA, 4200 hrs., all new Hergott Farm Equipment, 306-682-2592, rubber, exc. cond., w/wo loader. Call 403-504-9607, Medicine Hat, AB. Humboldt, SK. 2004 JD 7520, MFWD, 741 loader, grap2 - B R A N D N E W C A S E / I H Tr a c - m a n ple, radar monitor, 5920 hrs, stored inside, TRACKS FOR STX 450 quadtrac, $7500 vg, $69,000. 403-308-4200 Arrowwood AB each; 2 USED SCRAPER TRACKS, also for STX 450, vg, no rips or lugs missing, 2008 JD 9630T, 36” tracks, full weight $4500 ea. 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. pkg., 5 hyd., PTO, 2600 display, AutoTrac steering, deluxe cab, HD drawbar, Xenon CASE/IH STEIGER built, 4 WD/Quads; rear lights. Call The Tractor Man, Gord, Plus other makes and models. Call the 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. Tractor Man! Trades welcome. We deliver. 2007 JD 7930 FWA, only 1000 hrs., Gord 403-308-1135, Lethbridge AB 600-65Rx28 fronts, 620-70Rx42 rear duFRONT WEIGHTS for Case 1270/1370 als, 746 FEL w/grapple, 4 remotes, 3 PTH tractor, $600 OBO. 204-648-7136, Ash- w/QA, power quad- LH shuttle shift, triple ville, MB. link susp. 306-497-7930, Blaine Lake, SK. JD 4430, c/w JD 158 loader, bucket, shop built grapple, joystick control, duals, STEIGER PT225, 20 speed transmission, 540/1000 PTO, strong tractor, $21,900. PTO, 20.8 x 38 duals, 25% to 35% rubber, Call 403-485-8198 cell, Arrowwood, AB. good powertrain, $7900. 204-526-2527, 1990 JD 4755 MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, cell 204-526-7374, Holland, MB. 5700 original hours, excellent rubber, very sharp. 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. JD 8450, 7800 FWD, 4050, 4450 MFWD 2004 MT765B, 5400 hrs, excellent w/loader, 2130. Have JD loaders in stock. tracks, 400 hrs. on new C9, $125,000. Taking JD tractors in trade that need work. Would make exc . grain cart tractor. 204-466-2927, 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. 403-348-1521, 403-886-5385, Penhold, AB 1996 JD 6400 FWA, 85 HP, 640 JD loader, 3 PTH, dual hyds, good condition, $29,500. 780-349-9810, Rochester, AB. 1993 JD 8970, 710x38 at 82%, weights, 4 1985 JD 4650 2 WD, quad, 3 PTH, 5400 SCV’s, air seeder return line, 6600 hrs, diff original hours, excellent. 306-744-8113, lock, always shedded, very good tractor, Saltcoats, SK. $85,000. Call 204-955-8970. 2008 JD 9630, 520/85R42 triples, 5 hyd., flow hyd., 2600 display, AutoTrac 1990 4455 MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, low high deluxe cab, diff. locks, full weight 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 . steering, pkg., HD drawbar. Call The Tractor Man, 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. Gord, 403-308-1135, Lethbridge, AB. 1997 8300, MFWD, Firestone factory duals 1982 JD 4440, quad., new rubber, 7000 front and back, 8300 hrs, w/14’ Degelman hrs., Greenlighted, sharp. 306-744-8113, 4-way dozer, very good condition, $73,000 Saltcoats, SK. OBO. 306-322-4569, Rose Valley, SK. 1979 JD 4440 w/148 FEL, $19,500. 2011 JD 9530 4 WD, 878 hrs., active Minitonas, seat, AutoTrac ready, diff. lock, HD Gud- MB, 204-525-4521. geon, premier lighting pkg., 800/70R38 Michelin’s, 6000 lb weight pkg., $239,500 2009 7430, 1600 hrs., mint cond., every US. 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Fairfax, option incl. sunroof, 741 loader/ grapple, 3 PTH, power quad trans. w/E-range. MN. 403-933-5448, 403-608-1116, Calgary, AB. 1989 JD 4755 2 WD, 6050 hrs, new rear 20.8x38 rubber, 15 spd PS, 3 hyds, row JD 3010 w/9’ blade, w/wo chains, great crop mirrors, wheel weights, shedded, exc condition, $6500 OBO. Located at Stettler, AB. 306-617-9028, 403-340-9280. cond, Unity, SK. 306-228-3665. RETIRING: 1983 JD 4650, 6900 hrs., 15 2006 JOHN DEERE 9520 4 WD, 3650 s p e e d p o w e r s h i f t , 2 0 . 8 x 3 8 d u a l s . hrs., Deluxe cab with AC and heat, GPS and AutoSteer w/monitor, 18 spd., power306-365-7482 cell, Jansen, SK. shift, diff. locks, Goodyear 800 metric duJ D 8 1 1 0 M F W D, l o w h o u r s . C a l l als, 11,000 lb. dry weight, always shedded, 204-522-6333, Melita, MB. very nice shape, $169,000. Call Jordan anytime 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. 1999 JOHN DEERE 9400 4 WD, 5670 hrs., Deluxe cab with AC and heat, GPS 2009 JD 9530T, 1280 hrs., 36” belts, 26 and AutoSteer w/monitor, 24 spd., 4 re- front weights, 4 remotes, Premier lighting m o t e s , r a d a r, d i f f. l o c k s , F i r e s t o n e package, AutoTrac ready, category 5 wide 710/70R38 duals, 11,000 lb. dry weight, swing drawbar, $224,500 US. Call Fairfax, always shedded, very nice shape, $99,500. MN , 320-848-2496, 320-894-6560, Jordan 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB. JD 4430 3 PTH, w/wo 725 loader, runs STEVE’S TRACTOR REBUILDER looking good, $22,500. Call 403-504-9607, Medi- for JD tractors to rebuild, Series 20s, 30s, 40s or 50s, or for parts. Will pay top dollar. cine Hat, AB. Now selling JD parts. 204-466-2927, JD 2130, loader, $10,900; JD 7200 204-871-5170, Austin, MB. MFWD, loader, $37,900; JD 7420 MFWD, loader, $69,900; JD 8560 4WD, $32,900. JD 8200, FWA, 3 PTH, 5400 hrs, $77,000. Call Gary Reimer, 204-326-7000 Steinbach JD 4455, 7350 hrs, engine overhauled, 3 PTH, FWA, $41,500; JD 7700, 7880 hrs, 3 MB., PTH, FWA, $52,000; JD 7610, 7414 hrs, 8440 4 WD with Degelman manual angle FWA, 3 PTH, $54,500. New 740 loaders 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 . , available. 306-231-3993, Humboldt, SK., $23,900. Call 306-280-2400, Allan, SK. JD 7710 MFWD; JD 7810 MFWD; JD 1988 4250, MFWD, powershift, 3 PTH, 7700 MFWD. Low hours, can be equipped 4800 hrs., excellent. Ph 306-744-8113, Saltcoats, SK. with loaders. 204-522-6333, Melita, MB.

8640, w/14’ blade, radial tires, tractor in good shape, 50 Series eng. $30,000 OBO. 204-773-3044, Russell, MB. 2008 7230 MFW, premium cab, 3 PTH, 741 w/grapple, 5300 hrs. 306-436-4511 or, 306-436-7703, Milestone, SK. 2008 JD 7730 MFWD, 20 spd., auto quad 746 loader, 3 PTH, 3000 hrs., $125,000 firm. 306-456-2842, Weyburn, SK. 1997 9400, 24 spd., 520x42 triples, full front and rear weights, Outback AutoSteer, 5700 hrs., $109,000. 306-948-3949, 306-948-7223, Biggar, SK. 2010 JD 7730 MFWD, 620/42 rear tires, 480/30 fronts, 20 spd. powershift, front and rear fenders, GreenStar ready, 640 hrs., JD 746 FEL w/5 tine grapple and 8’ bucket, loader susp. kit and multi coupler. Asking $152,000. 403-652-6812, Cochrane AB. 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. 4850, GOOD RUBBER, $10,000 workorder this winter, $45,000. 8850, good rubber, $7000 workorder, $50,000. 306-862-8014, Aylsham, SK.

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. 2007 TJ480 NH, triples, 480 HP, w/GPS, weights, $195,000. A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd., Storthoaks, SK. 306-449-2255. 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.

APPLY TODAY to take Crop Technology at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus. Your training includes involvement in the business side of the Student Managed Farm- Powered by New Holland. Details at w w w. l a ke l a n d c o l l e g e . c a o r p h o n e 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527.

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 JD 158 LOADER, excellent condition. Call 306-648-2847 after 7:00 PM, Gravelbourg, SK. LOADERS: 2- John Deere 544J’s, Caterpillar 950H, JD310G backhoe. Conquest Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. DEGELMAN DOZER, fits CIH 9350. Call Dale 306-539-8590, Regina, 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. EXCELLENT 1995 FORD NH 9030 bi-directional, 7414 loader, cab end, 3 PTH and PTO, 3 remotes cab end and 2 engine end, 3/4” couplers, hydrostat rebuilt at 3695 hrs, shedded and well maintained, 4560 hrs. 306-436-7792, Milestone, SK. 1996 9682, 360 HP, 20.8x42, 4900 hrs., shedded, local trade, $72,900. Cam-Don Motors Ltd., 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.

1997 SL 250 SAMSUNG loader, 4.5 yard bucket, all bushing and pins done 200 hrs. ago, new turbo, 3rd valve, 9200 hrs., Michelin tires 80%, vg cond, $46,000. Can deliver. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 14’ DEGELMAN BLADE, 4-way, fits Steiger, asking $12,500. 306-452-8081, Redvers, SK.

2009 VERSATILE 2375, one owner, 1000 hrs, excellent condition, asking $130,000. 306-587-7720, Cabri, SK. RETIRING: 855 VERSATILE, 6600 hrs., 18.4x38 triples; 2002 Ford TM150, 4700 hrs. 306-365-7482 cell, Jansen, SK. 1985 856, 5490 hrs, new updated powershift trans, PTO, fuel pump and hyd. pump redone at 3635 hrs, plumbed for air seeder, 280 HP, orig. tires, $45,000 OBO. Denzil, SK., 306-228-3738, 306-228-7178. 2375 VERSATILE, 1 owner, 2009 w/1580 hrs., very nice condition, asking $130,000. Terry 204-746-4131, Rosenort, MB. 2006 485 VERSATILE, 1412 hrs, QSX15 Cummins, 900 metric tires, HID lights, 6 electro hydraulic outlets, front and rear weights, always shedded, great condition, $175,000 OBO. 306-421-7566, Estevan SK 2002 BUHLER 2310, 3300 hrs, M11, 335 HP, 12 spd. synchro, 20.8x42 radial duals, 5 hy d s . p l u s r e t u r n , E Z - S t e e r G P S, $99,000. 306-596-5744 Fort Qu’Appelle SK 2009 VERSATILE 435, 435 HP, 1400 hrs., 800 metric duals- 85%, std. trans., HID lights, one owner, $197,000. Jason 306-460-8061, Eatonia, SK. 1985 VERSATILE 876, 4400 hrs., 20.8x38 rubber at 90%, 400 hrs. on engine inframe. 403-485-0027, Arrowwood, AB.

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. JD 4440, 2 WD, 158 loader and grapple, $21,000; JD 455, 35’ folding grain drill, $37,000; CIH 5250 MFWD, 3 PTH, loader, $28,500. 403-308-1238, Taber, AB. 2006 MTX 135 McCormick MFD, Q65SE quickie loader, 6500 hrs, $50,000. Phone 306-245-3310, Tyvan, SK.

1997 CAT 928G LOADER, w/rebuilt trans, 15,414 hrs, $48,000. Financing available. 204-864-2391 204-981-3636, Chartier, MB 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. DEGELMAN 6-WAY Blade, 12’, like new, used only 10 hrs, $24,000. Wandering River, AB. 780-771-2155, cell: 780-404-1212.

SUNFLOWER HARVEST SYSTEMS. Call for literature. 1-800-735-5848. Lucke Mfg., 2003 NH LW110B payloader, 3600 hrs., 2 yd. bucket c/w grapple, $51,000; 2010 Vermeer baler, 605 Super M, 7000 bales c/w net wrap, $31,000; 1988 Westward 7000 swather, diesel., 30’ c/w PU reels, 3100 hrs., $15,000. Wauchope, SK. 306-452-6496, 306-452-7605.

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 LEON 808 front end loader, 8’ bucket, 1-888-435-2626 or visit $3000. 306-395-2668 or 306-681-7610, SKIDSTEERS: GEHL 4510, $7000; NH Chaplin, SK. L465, $7500; Gehl 6625, $12,900. SnowJD 344 LOADER w/grapple, rebuilt trans, blowers: IHC 7’, $1500; JD 7’, $1500; Lolow hrs., excellent cond. Ph 403-552-3753, renz 8’, $1700; Shop-built 8’, $1000. Stock 780-753-0353, Kirriemuir, AB. trailers: Norbert 6x16’ GN, $3500; 7x22’ LEON DOZER BLADE 8’, last on JD 4430, Kiefer, $3300; 7x22’ Dakota, $4000. can be adapted to others. $1200 OBO. 1-866-938-8537, Portage la Prairie, MB. 306-243-4208, 306-867-7102, Macrorie SK SASKATOON, SK. Ideal for students who DOZERS: FOR RENT, long or short term want to acquire equity rather than pay rentals or sale: Cat D6N LGP’s. Conquest rent. A fully upgraded 1166 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm, 1983 mobile home on bus route Equipment 306-483-2500, Oxbow, SK. to U of S and SIAST. 5 appliances, large LEON 707 front end loader with 6’ bucket, porch and deck, move-in ready, $74,900. $3600. Call 306-423-5983, 306-960-3000, May consider trades. 306-270-9160. St. Louis, SK. ODESSA ROCKPICKER SALES: New DeBUHLER ALLIED LOADER for 150 to 230 gelman equipment, land rollers, StrawHP tractor, Model 2895-S, w/joystick and master, rockpickers, rock rakes, dozer grapple fork, nice and straight for $7500. b l a d e s . P h o n e 3 0 6 - 9 5 7 - 4 4 0 3 , c e l l 204-871-0925, MacGregor, MB. 306-536-5097, Odessa, SK.

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.

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AN D A G O O D D EAL M O R E 4W D TR A C TO R S 2012 JD 9560R T pto, fully loaded, 160 hrs................................................$424,000 (A V) 2011 JD 9630T 36” tracks, pto, 110 hrs................................................$362,000 (R E) 2010 JD 9630T 36” tracks, pto, 1407 hrs..............................................$325,000 (A V) 2009 JD 9630T 36” tracks, pto, 1210 hrs..............................................$305,000 (ES) 2010 JD 9530T 36” tracks, dlx cab, 824 hrs................................................$302,000 (R A ) 2008 JD 9630 800/70R 38 duals, 3570 hrs..............................................$248,000 (A V) 2007 JD 9630 800/70R 38 duals, 3260hrs...............................................$230,000 (A V) 2004 JD 9520 800/70r38 duals, 2600 hrs..............................................$190,000 (A V) 2003 JD 9520 800/70R 38 D uals, 3894 hrs..............................................$169,000 (R A ) 1998 JD 9400 Triples, auto steer, 5550 hrs..............................................$120,000 (R E) 1996 JD 8770, 20.8X 42, 12 spd,difflock, 6624 hrs................................................$72,000 (A V) 1995 JD 8770, 20.8R 38 D uals, partialpw r shift 24f6r, 6100 hrs....................................$74,500 (O X) 2010 C aseIH 485, Steiger, large hyd pum p, like new , 590 hrs...............................$260,000 (A V) 2008 C aseIH 435, Steiger, PTO , A utosteer, 1950 hrs..............................................$206,000 (ES) 2010 C hallenger M T875C track tractor, 575 hp, w ith 18ft B lade, 1792 hrs.................$382,000 (ES) 2009 B uhler Versatile 485, 710R 42 duals, auto steer, 918 hrs............................$212,000 (A V) 2009 B uhler Versatile 485, 710R 42 duals, auto steer, 969 hrs............................$212,000 (A V) 2W D - M FW D TR A C TO R S 2005 M cC orm ick M TX135, cab, m fw d, loader, 3900 hrs................................................$65,000 (A V) 2003 JD 7520 m fw d,740 loader, 9128 hrs................................................$71,500 (R A ) 1978 JD 4640 duals, partialpw r shift, 10,827 hrs.............................................$19,500 (A V) O TH ER S JD 2010, 2130, 3130 ...........................C A LL C O M B IN ES (24 m onths interest free) 2012 JD S690, 6 m achines w ith betw een 100 & 250 sep hrs................C allor check w ebsite (A V) 2008-2010 JD 9870STS, 15 units, various hrs & options..............................C allor check w eb site 2008-2010 JD 9770STS, 5 units, various hrs & options...............................C allor check w ebsite 2004-2008 JD 9860STS, 6 units, various hrs & options...............................C allor check w ebsite 2004-2007 JD 9760STS, 6 units, various hrs & options...............................C allor check w ebsite 2006 JD 9660STS 30.5x32, touchset, 835 hrs................................................$175,000 (R E) 2003 JD 9750STS 20.8x38 duals, precision pickup,3500 H rs................................$128,000 (ES) 2002 JD 9750STS 20.8x38 duals, 615 pickup, 2285 hrs..............................................$122,000 (ES) 2001 JD 9750STS 800/65R 32, 2411 hrs..............................................$100,000 (A V) 2001 JD 9750STS 520R 38 D uals, precision pickup, 2400 hrs................................$125,000 (O X) 2003 JD 9650STS 914 pickup,800/32 singles, 1770 hrs..............................................$122,000 (ES) 2002 JD 9650W duals, contour m aster, 1453 hrs..............................................$120,000 (R A ) 2001 JD 9650W w alkers, dlx hdr cntls, hopper ext, 3028 hrs..........................$79,000 (A V) 1995 JD C TS chopper, dlx cntrls, hopper xtns, 3558 hrs................................................$40,000 (A V) 2009 C IH 7120, duals, cm , pickup (3 choices) 900hrs..................................$269,000-$290,000(ES) 2003 C IH 2388 pickup, chopper, 2047 hrs..............................................$125,000 (ES) 1995 C A SE 2188, pickup, chopper, 2452 hrs................................................$48,000 (R A ) 1998 JD 9610 chopper, 2707 hrs.........$59,000 (R A ) 1994 JD 9600 chopper, pickup, 3786 hrs................................................$50,000 (R E) 1987 JD 8820 chopper, pickup, 4026 hrs................................................$19,000 (O X) C O M B IN E PLA TFO R M S 2012 JD 640FD , Flex drapers, 3 units com ing in................................$87,000 (A V) 2004-2009 JD 635 Flex, 12 units, som e w ith air reels.................................$27,000-$44,000 (A V) 2010 JD 640D , 40’drapers, 5 units.....$66,500 (A V) 2009-2010 JD 635D , 35’drapers, 7 units.............................................$55,000-$62,000 2008 JD 936D , 36’draper.....................$45,000 (ES) 2007 JD 936D , 36’draper.....................$37,000 (R E) 1993-2000 JD 930F, 6 uni ts, various options......................$7,500-$20,000 (A V) 1994-1997 JD 930R , 30’rigid, bat & pickup reels available...............................................$6,500 & up 1999 N ew H olland 973, flex , crary air reel..........................................$22,500 (E) 2008 H oneyB ee SP4555, 45’flex draper...$68,000 H oneyB ee SP30, 30’draper, crop auger, C IH adapter.........................................$27,000 (R A ) 2004 H oneyB ee SP42, 42’draper, crop auger, JD 70 adapter...........................................$39,000 (A V) 1999 H oneyB ee SP36, 36’draper, crop auger, transp...................................................$29,500 (R E) 2000 H oneyB ee SP36, 36’gleaner adapter............................$28,000 (R A ) 2000 H oneyB ee SP36, 36’draper, trans, crop auger...........................................$28,000 (A V) 2005 H oneyB ee SP36, 36’draper, JD 70 adapter.....................................$39,000 (A V) 2010 M acdon FD 70, 40’flex draper, JD adapter...........................................$72,000 (ES) 2009 M acdon FD 70, 40’flex draper, C ase adapter, 4 units..................$65,000 (ES)(R A ) 2009 M acdon D 60, 40’draper, JD 60 adapter.....................................$55,000 (O X)

2002 M acdon 972, 36’, trans , JD 60 adapter........................................$39,000 (A ) 2007 M acdon 963, 36’draper, bat reels, JD 60 adapter......................................$38,000 (R E) 1996 M acdon 960, 36’draper, bat reel, JD adapter.............................................$14,900 (A ) 1996 M acdon 960, 36’draper, pickup reel, trans........................................................$19,000 (E) 1998 M acdon 960, 36’draper, pickup reel, trans.......................................................$20,000 (A ) 2004 M acdon 974, 30’flex draper, C ase adapter......................................$45,000 (R A ) 2005 M acdon 974, 30’flex draper, JD adapter..........................................$42,000 (O X) G R A IN H A N D LIN G EQ U IPM EN T 2009 B rent 1082, hyd, pto, tarp, scale$42,000 (A V) 2008 B rent 1194, grain cart, tdm s, scale, tarp...........................................$50,000 (A V) 2007 B rent 880, grain cart, hyd drive, tarp.......................................................$36,000 (A V) 2006 B ourgault 1100, G rain cart........$42,500 (A V) 1999 B ourgault 1100, G rain C art.........$32,200 (A V) 2004 B ourgault 750, grain cart, PTO , tarp..................................................$32,000 (A )(R E) 2007 B randt 13x90H P, grain auger.....$20,000 (A V) 2005 B randt 13x90XL, grain auger......$15,000 (ES) B randt 10X70 grain auger.........................C all(R A ) Farm King 13x85 grain auger................$10,500 (E) 2011 Farm King 13x70 G rain auger....$21,500 (A V) 2009 Farm King 13x70 grain auger.....$13,000 (ES) Farm King 10x70 grain auger................$8,500 (ES) 2008 W estfield M KP130-111 grain auger..........................................$15,000 (O X) 2002 B randt 4500, grain vac..................$9,950 (R E) J& M 675 grain cart, hyd drive, tarp.....$12,500 (E) SPR A Y ER S 2007 JD 4720, 1836 hrs.......................$179,000 (R E) 2010 JD 4730, 700 hrs.........................$247,500 (A V) 2010 JD 4730, 880 hrs.........................$245,000 (R E) 2008 JD 4830, 1660 hrs.......................$227,000 (ES) 2012 JD 4940, 400 hrs.................................C all(A V) 2010 JD 4930, 680 hrs.........................$290,000 (A V) 2009 JD 4930, 1256 hrs.......................$280,000 (A V) 2007 JD 4930, R aven auto boom , 2001 hrs................................................$230,000 (A ) 2006 JD 4920, 2361 hrs.......................$203,900 (R A ) 2006 JD 4920, 1768 hrs.......................$218,000 (R E) 2011 C ase 4420, 120’boom s, 350 hrs................................................$338,000 (ES) 2002 A pache 790, 96’, 1445 hrs...........$76,000 (O X) 2005 M elroe 4650 Spray coupe..........$78,200 (R E) 1996 W ilm ar H T765, 90’boom , outback auto steer, 2788 ...................$36,900 (O X) M ISC ELLA N EO U S EQ U IPM EN T 2008 Schulte FLX15 flex arm .........................$7,500 D egelm an 15’rotary m ow er...............$16,500 (O X) D egelm an 1800 side arm .......................$6,000 (A V) D egelm an 10’5700 dozer, fits JD 7730 $8,950 (O X) H ighline 15’rotary m ow er..................$22,000 (ES) U sed 3pt snow blow ers, F/K 84” & 96”, JD 270, Schulte 110”, 96” & 84”...................C all(ES& O X) H A Y IN G EQ U IPM EN T 2008 JD 568 rd baler, m ega w ide pickup..............................$28,000 (R E) 2001 JD 567 rd baler, m ega tooth pickup.............................$16,900 (R E) 2003 JD 567 rd baler, surface w rap......$22,000 (E) 2008 C IH R B 564 rd baler, m esh w rap...$23,000 (O ) 2002 C IH R B X561 rd baler........................$9,500 (O ) 2004 C IH R B X562 rd baler, surface w rap......................................$16,000 (R A ) 1999 N ew Idea, rd baler, 5x5 bale.......$5,000 (R A ) 2002 H esston 1275, m ow er conditioner...............................$13,500 (E) 2002 JD 946, 3 pt hitch m ow er conditioner.............................$18,500 (R E) SP W IN D R O W ER S 2010 W estw ard, M 150, 35’header, 542 hrs................................................$132,900 (R A ) 2010 JD A 400, 36’H B header, Free Form roller, 448 H R S ..............................................$122,000 (O X) 2008 JD 4895, 36’H oneyB ee header, 650 hrs................................................$115,000 (R E) 2006 JD 4895, 30’H oneybee1680 hrs...$89,000 (O ) 2005 Prem ier 2952i, 30’header, 670 hrs..................................................$87,500 (R E) 2000 M acdon 4940, 962 header, 459 H R S ................................................$55,000 (O X) 1998 M F 220, 30’header, 1928 hrs......$35,000 (ES) 2001 M F 220XL, 35’header, 1759 hrs..$48,000 (ES) SEED IN G EQ U IPM EN T 3- 60’JD 1830, 10” spg,ss, 430 bustank (2007 & 2008) H vy land.................$112,000 to 139,000 (A V) 61’JD 1820, 10” spg,430 bu 1910 tbh. 2006 .........................................................$98,000 (A ) 60’JD 1820, 10’spg, 350 bus 1900 tbh cart.......................................$60,000 (R A ) 65’B ourgault 3310, 10” spg, M R B s, 6550 tank............................................$275,000 (A V) 42’B ourgault 5710, 3225 cart, M R B s.......C all(ES) 42’B ourgault 5710, 12’spg, 4300 cart..$39,000 (E) 42’B ourgault 5710, 12”spg, N H 3 shank M R B ’s, steel pk rs...............................$48,000 (R E) 54’B ourgault 5710, 6550 tank, M R B s.................................................$196,000 (A V) 33’Flexicoil5000, 9”spg, double shoot, 1720 tbh cart........................................$35,000 (ES) 39’Flexicoil5000, 12” spg, s/s, rubber pkrs, 2320 tbh cart.......................................$45,000 (R A ) 50’Flexicoil7500, 10” spg, 3450 TB T tank.....................................$49,000 (R A ) 29’M orris M axum ...............................C om ing (R A ) 39’M orris M axum 10”spg, 180 bus cart.........................................$35,000 (O X) 49’(X2) M orris M axum 12” spg, D /S, TB H cart..............................$29,000-45,000 (R E)(E) 40’B ourgault 8800, 180 bus cart........$18,000 (ES) 40’JD 737, 230 bus787 cart................$45,000 (R A ) 52’JD 1810, 230 busJD 787 cart, 10” spg, harrow s................................................$58,000 (ES)

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2011 JCB 535-125, only 227 hrs., 8000 lb. lift cap. to 40’6”, 4x4, 3 steering modes, outriggers, aux. hydraulics, Q-Fit carriage w/floating pallet forks. Like New! $89,600. Jordan 403-627-9300, Pincher Creek, AB.

‘05 DEGELMAN 1220 SIDEARM, mower attachment, 1000 PTO front & rear, fits 10`-20`mowers, $6,980. Trades welcome. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

RITE WAY LAND ROLLERS. Flaman Sales has Rite Way F Series land rollers with the patented forward unfolding system. Lengths from 52’ to 89’. Order today and ensure availability. Visit your local Flaman store or 1-888-435-2626 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.

WANTED: 2 FARM tractor tires. 14.9x24, 50% plus. 604-794-7139, Chilliwack, BC. WANTED: Older and newer tractors, in running condition or for parts. Goods Used Tractor Parts, 1-877-564-8734. 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.


2 ALL CANADIAN boilers w/coal stokers, 1 million BTU (green) and 1.6 million BTU (red), vg cond. The green boiler has done 9 winters, the red boiler is mid 80’s, but brand new stoker about 5 yrs. ago. Also 2 heavy duty ash augers and 35 ton coal bin. Boilers presently in use, available for dismantling and transport in the spring. Call to see them running. Price is negotiable. Stu at 780-387-0615, Nisku, AB.


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WANTED: 575 APACHE SPRAYER. Call 204-324-6398, Altona, MB.

Selling 50- 2 yr old H orned H ereford Bulls and Pulled 36- 2 yr old Black Angus Bulls 25- 2 yr old Red Angus Bulls Bulls delivered Free to CentralPoints

WANTED: 48’ or 50’ deep tiller, John Deere 1650 or Bourgault 9400. Phone 204-773-2868, Russell, MB. WANTED: JD 7810 tractor w/FEL, 3 PTH; NH 1037, 1033, 1036, 1032 bale wagons. 403-394-4401, Lethbridge, AB. WANTED: MF #36 DISCERS, all sizes, prompt pick-up. Phone 306-259-4923, 306-946-9669, 306-946-7923, Young, SK. WANTED: GOOD USED 350 pull between Bourgault tank or 550 pull behind. Myles 306-745-6140 306-745-7530 Esterhazy SK

SPRUCE FOR SALE! Beautiful locally grown trees. Plan ahead and renew your shelterbelt or landscape a new yardsite, get the year round protection you need. We sell on farm near Didsbury, AB or deliver anywhere in western Canada. Details phone 403-586-8733 or check out our website at

WANTED: FINISHING MOWER, 5 or 6’ with rear discharge; Large Turf Master lawnsweep. 306-886-4505, Porcupine Plain, SK. WANTED: HARROW PACKER bar. Contact Stewart at 306-542-4498 or cell 306-542-7325, Kamsack, SK.

SOLIDLOCK AND TREE ISLAND game wire and all accessories for installation. Heights from 26” to 120”. Ideal for elk, deer, bison, sheep, swine, cattle, etc. Tom Jensen ph/fax 306-426-2305, Smeaton, SK. 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 . $5.50/ft. Dimensions: 1-3/4”x32”x12’ panels. 780-621-0731, Drayton Valley, AB. GUARANTEED PRESSURE TREATED fence posts, lumber slabs and rails. Call Lehner Wo o d P r e s e r ve r s L t d . , a s k fo r R o n 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. FREE STANDING PANELS 25’ for $299. also available 30’ panel w/swinging gates, windfence and bottomless bunks. Delivery available. Call 204-642-3026, Arborg, MB. 5x10 PORTABLE CORRAL PANELS new design. 403-226-1722, 1-866-517-8335, Calgary, AB. MULCHING - TREES; BRUSH; Stumps. Call today 306-933-2950. Visit us at:

BLOCKED SEASONED JACK Pine firewood for sale. Contact Lehner Wood Preservers Ltd., 306-763-4232, Prince Albert, SK. Will deliver. Self-unloading trailer. 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 available. 306-862-7831, Nipawin, SK. FIREWOOD: SEMI LOADS, self-unloading truck, or pick up on yard. Hague, SK. Phone: 306-232-4986, 306-212-7196.

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.

WANTED: LOG GRAPPLE to fit a John Deere 544B wheel loader. 306-839-4438, Pierceland, SK.



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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 2009 CUMMINS DGCA-666115 - 50KW, 3.9L bison company and enjoy the benefits. Cummins, 4 cyl. turbo, 120/240V 1-phase 30 HEAD OF 2010 bison heifers, weighing (can be converted to 3-phase), fully tested, 900 to 1000 lbs., bred to excellent bulls, ready to go. $11,900. Trades welcome. $2400 each. Call Cliff at 780-388-3324, Financing available. 1-800-667-4515. Buck Lake, AB. 30 EACH - 2012 calves, 2011 yearlings, ex30 KVA ONAN, fully automatic c/w trans- posed cows, and 6 breeding bulls. SE B.C. fe r s w i t c h , r u n s o n p r o p a n e . C a l l 250-489-4786, Fort Steele. 403-312-4202, Linden, AB. FOR SALE 40 bred 2010 heifers, your pick from 50, good animals, $2500. each. LOWEST PRICES IN CANADA on new, high 204-937-2817, Roblin, MB. quality generator systems. Quality diesel generators, Winpower PTO tractor driven alternators, automatic / manual switch gear, and commercial duty Sommers Powermaster and Sommers / Winco portable WANTED: CARMEN CREEK Gourmet Meats generators and home standby packages. and High Plains Bison are purchasing 75+ years of reliable service. Contact calves, yearlings and finished slaughter Sommers Motor Generator Sales for all bison year round. Prompt Payment. Ady o u r g e n e r a t o r r e q u i r e m e n t s a t vance deposits and long term contracts 1-800-690-2396 are available. For more information contact: or Online: 303-962-0044, Denver, Colorado office. NILSSON BROS. INC. buying finished bison on the rail at Lacombe, AB for February delivery and beyond. Fair, competitive and assured payment. Call Richard Bintner at OUTBACK 360 AUTOSTEER, off 9400 JD, 306-873-3184. hydro steering system, good cond., asking FOR SALE: 42 Bison yearling heifers, 69 $5000. 306-487-7993, Lampman, SK. 2012 calves. Call Emerald Bison Ranch at WANTED: 575 APACHE SPRAYER. Call 306-542-4498, 306-542-7325 Kamsack, SK 204-324-6398, Altona, MB. 30- 2011 HEIFERS, $1500 each; 4- 2011 bulls, $1700 each. Phone 403-485-0059, GREENSTAR 3 AUTOTRAC systems, incl. Champion, AB. 2630 touch displays, SF1 and SF2 Autotrac software available complete with Starfire HERD DISPERSAL approx. 50 bred cows, 3000 SF1, SF2 or RTK GPS receivers. 3-10 yrs., good genetics; 4 breeding bulls, Around 1 yr. old, like new condition plug 2 Pure Wood (Irish Creek), 1 Wood cross and play into Autotrac ready JD tractors. (Elk Valley Ranches), 1 Plains. Swift Current, SK., 306-741-8068, 306-773-1665. Call Curtis 204-626-3283, Sperling, MB. 4 BRED HEIFERS, 7 bred cows, preg checked and ready to go. 306-563-5976, 306-563-7083, Canora, SK. 20 TOP QUALITY Pure Plains 2010 bred FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, heifers. MFL Ranches, 403-747-2500, Alix, take an online 8 week Renewable Energy AB. and Conservation course from Lakeland ELK VALLEY RANCHES, buying all ages College. Courses include Geo Energy Ex- of feeder bison. Call Frank 780-846-2980, change, Introduction to BioFuels, Intro- Kitscoty, AB or duction to Solar Power, Basic Energy Principles and many more. Earn a certificate NATURAL BISONS on calf crop share base. or a diploma. Call 250-630-2524 or write to: PO Box 6214, Fort St. John, BC. V1J 4H7. 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527.

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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. NORTHFORK- INDUSTRY LEADER for Chimney, heat exchangers, parts, piping, over 15 years, is looking for finished Bison, pumps, etc. Athabasca, AB, 780-628-4835. grain or grass fed. “If you have them, we want them.” Make your final call with 2009 HAULOTTE HTL 9045 telehandler Northfork for pricing! Guaranteed prompt 101.8 HP! 495 hrs., excellent condition, payment! 514-643-4447, Winnipeg, MB. 4x4 Crab steering, enclosed cab w/heat. Max lift capacity- 9000 lbs., max lift h e i g h t - 4 4 ’ 7 ” $ 7 6 , 0 0 0 C a n d e l i ve r. QUALITY USED TUBING, casing and rods, various sizes and lengths in Estevan, SK. 204-743-2324, Cypress River, MB. 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. 2 3/8” CEMENT LINED tubing, $20/ea. Minimum 100 joints. Call 306-861-1280, HOWARD CAMPBELL BRED HEIFERS plus more cows Saturday, Feb. 2 at JohnGENERATORS: 20 KW to 2000 KW, low Weyburn, SK. stone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK. 120 hour diesel and natural gas/ propane units Red and RBF heifers bred Red Angus to Abraham Generator Sales Co. Phone: start calving April 10. Pictures and details 855-210-7581 or 701-371-9526, Coopersat: or 306-693-4715, town, ND. HOME OF REINKE ELECTROGATOR II. PL #914447. NEW AND USED generators, all sizes from Reinke centre pivots, one used 2640’ Val5 kw to 3000 kw, gas, LPG or diesel. Phone ley section pivot, 1295’ Reinke pivot. MJT Cattle Co. Ltd. for availability and prices. Many used in Trades welcome. 306-858-7351, Lucky stock. 204-643-5441, Fraserwood, MB. Lake, SK. M ick & D eb Trefiak RAIN MAKER IRRIGATION Zimmatic pivDIESEL GENSET SALES AND SERVICE, ots/Greenfield mini pivots, K-Line towable 19th Annua l 12 to 300 KW, lots of units in stock, used irrigation, spare parts/accessories, new and new, Perkins, John Deere, Deutz. We and used equipment. 31 years in business. also build custom gensets. We currently Outlook, SK have special pricing on new John Deere Call 306-867-9606. units. Call for pricing 204-792-7471. NEED TO MOVE water or irrigate? 4”-10” Bull Sale alum. pipe, pump units. Taber, AB. Dennis at: 403-308-1400, Feb 9th 201 3 -1 :3 0 PM (M ST) a tthe Ra nch 14 m iles Ea stof W a inw right,AB.on H i-w a y 14 a nd 111⁄2 m ilesN orth on seconda ry H i-w a y 89 4 .

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MANY BONE BISON CO-OP is a 25% gov’t backed livestock loan guarantee program. Finance is now avail. on bred or feeder bison. Call Tricia 306-885-2241. Also ask about the gov’t interest rebate on feeders. For SK. residents only. Sedley, SK.

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LAZY S BULL POWER 2013 + females, January 26, at the ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB. 250 polled red and black Simmental, Angus and Beefmaker bulls. Bred heifers. Commercial cows. Call 780-785-3136. Bull/female video online in January

MADER RANCHES, Pearson Simmentals and Diamond T Cattle Co. 24th Annual Bullpower Sale, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Olds, AB. 90 polled, red and black Simmental, Salers, and Angus bulls. Also 8 Simmental heifers. Easy calving bulls for heifers, high performance bulls for cows, 85 lb. average birthweight, gaining almost 4 lbs per day. 65% sell under $4000. Free wintering until April 1st, delivery assistance, 2/3 down option. Yo u c a n w a t c h a n d b i d o n l i n e a t : Free catalogue or view at: Ryley 403-337-4014, Carstairs, AB.

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:

500 H ea d Co m m ercia l Bla ck An gu s / Bla ck Ba ld y A on ce in a lif etim e oppor tu n ity to ow n 35 year s of O n e Ir on C losed Her d Br eedin g. This gr ou p of f em ales have been developed on a basic diet of r ou ghage,ver y little su pplem en t ever y u tilized in the su ppor t of this cow / calf pr ogr am .   Criteria f o r s electio n a n d s u rviva l a re a s f o llo w s : 1 . Ba sic so u n d n ess- these cow s can tr avel. 2. Ea sy K eep ers- this her d can su r vive qu ite w ell on low qu ality r ou ghage. 3. Fertility- these cow s w ill br eed back. 4. M a tern a ltra its- excellen t m other s an d m ilk pr odu ction . 5. L o n gevity- selection of f em ales f r om the best an d lon gest livin g w ithin the her d. 6 . M a rketa b ility- u n if or m calf cr op w ith eye appeal,a lon g histor y of r ealizin g top m ar ket valu es an d solid f eedlot per f or m an ce histor y.

NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 21, Saskatoon Fu n dam en tal Fou n dation Black Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. Offering 40 An gu s G en etics sou r ced f r om the Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls plus 50 Lon g Ter m an d pr oven su ccessf u l Simm cross Angus heifers bred Red Angus. br eedin g pr ogr am of Go rd o n Rob Garner, Simpson, SK, 306-946-7946, a n d W es Glen n ie, C ar n du f f ,Sask. Age r an ges f r om 1 st calf heif er s 128 ONE IRON BLACK ANGUS BRED to con secu tive r eten tion of the HEIFERS, source from reputation herd in SW Sask. Extremely uniform group of best f em ales f or the du r ation of commercial heifers bred to easy calving, the pr ogr am .   easy fleshing forage based Black Angus C alvin g Dates - Apr il 1 0 / Ju ly 1 0 bulls. Exposed to bulls for 70 days. To start calving April 10. Full herd health program appr ox. All cow s br ed back An gu s. incl. first Scourguard shot. Avg. weight Askin g Pr ice - $1 450 .0 0 takes all 1100 lbs. For more info, pics, video and till Feb. 1 , 20 1 3, in dividu al gr ou p pricing options (freight negotiable) call selection s pr iced accor din g to Richard 204-424-5895 or 204-392-3764, La Broquesor t an d volu m e, ever y day past rie, MB. Feb. 1 pr ice in cr eases by daily f eed valu e’s in pu t. 575 Head to PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS long yearling bulls, replacement heifers, AI service. pick 50 0 f r om or bu yer can take Meadow Ridge Enterprises, 306-373-9140 last 75 at a n egotiated pr ice. or 306-270-6628, Saskatoon, SK.   Fo r M o re In f o . Co n ta ct Da n ONLY THE GOOD ONES SELL! Feb. 22th, @ Sto n ey Ru n Ca ttle Co rp . 1:30 PM CST at the ranch 2 miles West of Edam, SK. Selling 31 Angus bulls, 16 Ra n ch P ho n e: 306- 483- 51 06 Simm/Angus bulls, 16 Angus open heifers, o r Cell 701 - 339- 9846. 7 Simm Angus open heifers. For catalogue Em a il: or info contact Jim Grant home: p a n d p erho rs e@ s a s ktel.n et 306-397-2541 or mobile: 306-441-3590. 11 TOP QUALITY Black Angus cross bred 140 RANCH RAISED Black Angus bred heifers, reduced from $1800 to $1500 heifers, most from purebred mothers, bred OBO. Must sell. 306-225-4475, Hague, SK. to easy calving Black Angus bulls, start BLACK ANGUS BULLS on moderate calving April 1st. Asking $1500 flat or growing ration. Performance info available $ 1 6 0 0 fo r p i c k . C a l l S c o t t R a n c h Adrian, Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills 204-835-2087, McCreary, MB. Angus, 306-342-4407, Glaslyn, SK. BENLOCK FARMS consigning to Ward’s BLACK ANGUS BULLS FOR SALE, Year- Red Angus And Guests Bull Sale, Sat., lings and two year olds, semen tested, March 2, 1 PM, Saskatoon Livestock Sales. guaranteed breeders, delivery available. Selling 60 big pasture two year olds, super 306-287-3900, long yearlings and top cut yearlings. As well as 50 open commercial heifers. Win306-287-8006, Englefeld, SK. and volume discounts available. For GLENNIE BROS. ANGUS will be offering on tering or information contact Tom at Feb. 14 at Heartland, Swift Current, SK., catalogues 306-668-2125 or T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at 15 reg. heifers, majority AI serviced to Ce- 306-933-4200. #116061. View the dar Ridge 1V, Krugerrand 410H, or Iron catalogue online atPL Mountain, preg checked to start calving March 15. Call Wes 403-862-7578. SELLING: BLACK ANGUS bulls. Wayside Henry and Bernie Jungwirth, 50 TOP QUALITY Black Angus and BWF Angus, bred heifers bred to low birthweight Angus 306-256-3607, Cudworth, SK. bulls out June 8. Fall Ivermectin and pre- BLACK CROSSBRED HERD dispersal, 180 breeding vaccinations. 306-773-7964, Black Angus cross Maine Anjou bred cows, Stewart Valley, SK. 30 bred heifers, start calving April 1. PB closed herd, Pfizer health program. CAJUN/FOXTAIL ANGUS, yearling and bulls, two year old bulls. BW and weaning Call Marcel 204-981-6953, Oak Bluff, MB. available. 780-360-9064, Hay Lakes, AB. 18TH ANNUAL Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, March 1, 2013, 1 PM, Heartland RED ANGUS BULLS, calving ease, semen Livestock, Brandon, MB. Selling 75 yearling tested, guaranteed breeders. Little De Black Angus bulls. For catalogue or more Ranch 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. info call Brookmore Angus, Jack Hart, 204-476-2607 or 204-476-6696. Email REG. YEARLING BULLS, semen tested, Sales Manage- vet inspected, guaranteed breeders, delivment Doug Henderson 403-350-8541 or ered. B-Elle Red Angus 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. 403-782-3888. UNIFORM GROUP of straight black angus 15 REGISTERED RED Angus open heifers. open heifers. Wilbar Farms, 306-492-2161, Phone: Little de Ranch, 306-845-2406, Turtleford, SK. Dundurn, SK.



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2005 New Holland TJ450 710/72R42 Dls, 55 Gpm, P/S Trans, Autosteer...............................................................................................$190,000 2003 New Holland TJ425 20.8x42 Trpls, 55 Gpm, New Engine.....................................................................................................$172,900 2012 New Holland T9.560 800 Duals, PTO, Diff Lock, 55 Gpm, HID Lights, Wts.............................................................................................$309,000 2012 New Holland T9.615 520 Triples, P/S Trans, 55 Gpm Hyd, PTO, HID, Weights.........................................................................................$334,000 2012 New Holland T9.560 800 Duals, PTO, Diff Lock, 55 Gpm, HID Lights, Wts.............................................................................................$319,500 2012 New Holland T9.505 HD 800 Duals, PTO, Diff Lock, 55 Gpm, HID Lights, Wts, 3pt....................................................................................$325,000 2011 New Holland T9060 HD 800Duals, P/S Trans, 57 Gpm Hyd, Weights, Diff Lock ..............................................................................$352,000 2005 Case IH STX425 520 Triples, P/S Trans, 55 Gpm Hyd, PTO, HID, Weights ..................................................................................................$170,000 1998 Case IH 9370 710 Duals, 12F/3R PS, Frt Wts, 4 Hyd............$90,600 2012 New Holland T9.560 520 Triples, P/S Trans, 55 Gpm Hyd, PTO, HID, Weights.........................................................................................$319,500 2010 Case IH 485Q Quad, 30”Trk, HID Lights, 55 Gpm, Autosteer, Diff Lock .........................................................................................................$310,000 2003 New Holland TJ425 620/70R42 Duals, Std Trans, Autosteer, Wts ...........................................................................................................$161,000

2007 John Deere 568 Baler/ Round, Net/Twine, Mega Pu, Endless belts


2011 New Holland CX8080 Combine, 12’ 790CP, 900 Tires, Cast Drum, Lg Hdr Lift Cyl


2006 New Holland HW325 Windrower, 36’, DK, PUR, Dlx Cab, Cab & Axle Susp


2007 Gehl 4840E Skid Steer Loader, ISO Pilot, Cab/Htr, 67” Bkt


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2001 John Deere 1820 53’, 12”sp, Mid Shank, 1900 Cart (430 bu) .....................................................................................................$57,777 1995 Flexi-Coil 5000 57’, 9” Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, Atom Jet, D/S...........$22,222 1998 Bourgault 5710 54’, 9.8” Sp, 3.5” Stl Pkr, MRB, SS Dry, NH3 .............................................................................................................$39,833 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 2003 Concord DRILL 32’, Rbr Pkr, 2340 TBH Tank ...........................$22,222 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 1993 Flexi-Coil 5000 39’, 9” Sp, , 3.5” Stl Pkr, 2320 TBT Tank........$35,555 2003 Morris MXIII 60’, 10” Sp, MRB, 3” Stl Pkr, 425 bu Cart ..........$99,500 1999 Ezee-On 7500 40’ 8” Sp, Stl Pkr, 3175 TBH Cart 175 bu.....$41,000 2011 New Holland P2070 60’ 10” Sp, Precision Drill, 430 bu 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, 430 Bu 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 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 1997 Flexi-Coil 5000 57’, 12” Sp, 3.5” Rbr Pkr, 2320 TBT Tank .....$55,000

2008 Komatsu PC78MR-6 Excavator,, Cab, Dozer Bld, Thumb, 24” Dig, 48” Clean Bkt


1995 New Holland 575 Baler/ Square, 14”X18” Sq, Hydraformatic, 1/4 Turn BC Ext


2010 New Holland 3050, Tractor Compact, FWA, FEL, CVT Trans, Cab, Q/A Bkt, Forks, Snowbkt




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2011 NH 240R

120’, 3” fill, 5 ways, Boomtrac 5,halogen lights, 2630 display, new sf1 autotrac/sec control & receiver, fenders, rh fence row, 380R50 & 620R46 tires, 327 hrs, Powergard warranty til May2/2015, JD Link. In Moosomin.

1000 gal, 100’, 3 ways, 3 sets tips, Raven Powerglide height control, Raven GPS, auto steer, swath control, 380/80-38 front & 520/85-42 rear tires, 14 hrs. In Yorkton.

1000 gal poly, 90’, 3 ways, 3 sets tips, Raven Powerglide height, HTA, fenders, boom drains, fenders, front SS dividers, 380/90R46 Titan tires, rear duals, FM-750 controller GPS, 500 hrs. Coming in.





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2009 JD 4730

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NEW & USED PARTS • 1 YEAR WARRANTY SAVE UP TO 50% ON NEW PARTS IN STOCK Air-ride seat $ w/ built in compressor ............ JD STS 60 Series $ FC chopper assembly ............. JD 930 full finger $ assembly ............................... CIH 80/88 series $ front acceler kit ...................... JD 9000 series $ rear spindle ................................. CIH 1660-2188 long $ unloading auger tube ................... JD front $ concave plate ............................. . CIH 2188-2388 header $ lift cylinder .................................. CIH 1680-2388 heavy duty rear steering $ axle center tube......................

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CIH 1460-2388 front $ rotor bearing holder ..................... JD 9600 front $ walker crank ............................... JD 6620-9750 STS $ unloading auger extension ........... CIH 80/88 series unloading $ auger extension ........................... JD 94/95/9600/CTS inner $ separator fan sheave ................... JD 9000 upper $ feeder shaft ................................. JD 900 PU to JD 60 $ STS conversion kit ....................... 24’ free standing panels $ w/ 8’ wide gate ............................

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JD STS kit c/w new 20.8-42 tires .................... $16,880 JD 9400-9600/10/CTS/CTS II kit, c/w new 20.8-38 tires ....... $11,880 CIH 1680-2588 dual kit w/ new 20.8-38 tires .................... $13,900 CIH 8120 kit c/w 20.8 x 42 tires ......................... $17,800 TRADE YOUR SINGLES FOR DUALS!

FACTORY DIRECT – NO MIDDLEMEN 18.4-38 12 ply ................................. $783 24.5 - 32 14 ply ............................ $1,749 18.4-30 12 ply ..................................$593 18.4 - 42 16 ply ............................ $1,397 16.9-28 12 ply ..................................$558 23.1 - 26 12 ply ............................ $1,154 14.9-24 12 ply ..................................$356 20.8 - 38 12 ply ................................$866 12.4-24 8 ply ....................................$266 405/70-20 14 ply…… ...................... $795 11.0-16 12 ply .................................. $199 11.2 - 24 8 ply ..................................$229 MORE SIZES IN STOCK. RIMS ALSO AVAILABLE



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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

DKF: BUY NOW TAKE LATER! Black and Red Angus open heifers and bulls. DKF Red Angus, call Dwayne or Scott AT 306-969-4506, Gladmar, SK. RED ANGUS BULLS on moderate growing ration. Performance info available Adrian, Brian or Elaine Edwards, Valleyhills Angus, 306-342-4407, Glaslyn, SK.

TWIN BRIDGE FARMS 2nd GELBVIEH BULL AND FEMALE SALE, Monday, March 18, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Silver Sage Community Corral, Brooks, AB. Selling 50 yearling Gelbvieh and a select group of open purebred heifers. Red and black genetics on offer. Guest Consignors Jen-Ty Gelbvieh and Keriness Cattle Co. For info contact Ron and Carol Birch and Family 403-792-2123 or 403-485-5518 or Don Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. View 12 PUREBRED PAPERED Red Angus bred heifers, bred for performance and FOR SALE 2 year old Charolais bull and 10 catalogue at calving ease, bull out July 1. Paul Dyck, PB Charolais heifers bred Red Angus. 780-582-2254, Forestburg, AB. 403-378-4881, Rosemary, AB.

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RAWES RANCHES LTD. 30th ANNUAL Performance Tested Charolais Bull Sale, Tuesday Feb., 19, 2013, 12:30 at the ranch, Strome, AB. On offer: 120 two year olds. Calving Ease, Performance, Longevity. All built into one Superior Package! View bulls and catalo g online: Call Philip at 780-376-2241 for more info. HEJ CHAROLAIS BULL SALE, Friday, Feb. 22, 1:00 PM, Innisfail Auction Mart, Innisfail, AB. Offering 60 ranch ready Charolais 2 year old and yearling bulls, red, white, black and tan. Wintering, delivery and sight unseen purchase program available. For catalogues or info: Rasmussens 403-227-2824, T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 306-933-4200. PL #116061. View catalogue at 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.

CREEK’S EDGE LAND & CATTLE. Purebred Charolais bulls for sale. Thick, hairy, deep, quiet, good footed, yearling and 2 year old bulls, over 50 to pick from. V i ew o u r e n t i r e b u l l p e n o n l i n e at Also selling purebred and commercial replacement heifers. Call Stephen at NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 306-279-2033, Yellow Creek, SK. 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. BRED COWS AND yearling heifers, 1 and 2 Rob Garner, Simpson, SK, 306-946-7946, 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. SOUTH VIEW RANCH has Red and Black Angus 2 yr. old bulls for sale by private treaty. Also bred females due to start calving March 25. Keith 306-454-2730, Shane 306-454-2688, Ceylon, SK.

2 YEAR OLD Red and Black Angus Bull Sale, Monday, March 11 at Heartland Livestock, Swift Current. 50 head of performance 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.

EAST CENTRAL HEREFORD Bull sale: Friday, March 15 at Dryland Cattle Trading, Veteran, AB. 41 horned and polled bulls. 403-676-2086, for catalogues. 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.

20 REG. YEARLING OPEN HEIFERS, excellent prospects. B-Elle Red Angus, 306-845-2557, Turtleford, SK. 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. 45 PB REG. GELBVIEH HEIFERS, bred to easy calving Gelbvieh bulls, start calving Feb. 12th. Phone: Winders Gelbvieh 780-672-9950, Camrose, AB.

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.

CANADIAN MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION. Power, performance and profit. For info on Maine-Anjou genetics 403-291-7077, Calgary, AB. or MANITOU MAINE-ANJOU bulls, we sell the real Maine-Anjou bulls. Best selection anywhere, easy calving, all fullblood sired, longtime breeder. Contact Gary Graham, 306-823-3432, or, Marsden, SK. RANCH READY HEREFORD Bull Sale. March 21, 1:00 PM. 55 ranch raised bulls sell. Also pens of customers open commercial QUIET REG. PUREBRED red and black easy heifers sell. Heartland, Swift Current, SK. calving yearling bulls. Elderberry Farm SalCatalogue online at ers, 306-747-3302, Parkside, SK. Contact Craig Braun at 306-297-2132 or Donnie Gillespie 306-627-3584. FIRST ANNUAL PREMIER HEREFORD Bull Sale, Monday, Feb. 4th, 1:00 PM MST, Lloydminster SK. Exhibition Grounds. On offer: 50 two year old bulls, 3 yearling b u l l s , 5 0 c o m m e r c i a l h e i fe r s . C a l l 306-747-2376, 306-753-7884.

BEEF SUPREME QUALIFIER HERD. Hereford Angus cross H1 commercial, BWF and BBF heifers and mature cows, bred heifers due to start calving April, heifers bred Black Angus, cows bred H1. Small group of straight Hereford females. All vaccinations, Ivomec and preg checked, mature cows $1675, heifers $2000. In our bull pen, ranch ready polled, horned Hereford and baldie bulls. Sheldon Archibald, S S C a t t l e C o m p a n y, I r m a , A B . 780-754-2850,

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.

2 YEAR OLD Red and Black Angus bulls, bred for performance, calving ease and good disposition. Sired by Rachis, Masterplan, Bullwinkle. Semen tested. Delivery available. Wolf Willow Angus, 204-859-2517, Rossburn, MB.

V&V FARMS 12th ANNUAL GELBVIEH BULL AND FEMALE SALE, Friday, March 15, 1:00 PM at the farm, Redcliff, AB. Complimentary lunch at 11:30. Free delivery. Selling yearling Gelbvieh bulls and open purebred and commercial heifers. Red and black genetics on offer. Guest Consignor: Towerview Ranch. For info: Vern and Vivienne Pancoast 403-548-6678 or Don Savage Auctions 403-948-3520. Catalogue at

THE SENSIBLE BREED - for your commercial or purebred program. Profitable, fertility, economical hair coat, just a few of the great attributes Galloways can offer. Contact the Alberta Galloway Association, President Steve Schweer, 403-227-3428, Red Deer, AB or

SOUTH VIEW RANCH RED AND BLACK ANGUS BULL SALE, Thursday, April 11, at the Ranch, Ceylon, SK. Offering approx. 50 Red and 50 Black Angus yearlings. Semen tested, performance and carcass data. Great selection of heifer and cow bulls. Keith 306-454-2730, Shane 306-454-2688,

WARDS RED ANGUS AND GUESTS BULL SALE Saturday, March 2, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, 1:00 PM. Selling 60 big pasture two year olds, super long yearlings and top cut yearlings. As well as 50 open commercial heifers. Wintering and volume discounts available. For catalogues or info. contact Clarke at 306-931-3824 or T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. at 306-933-4200. PL #116061. View the catalogue online at

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. DAIRY COWS AND HEIFERS, some fresh RED SIMMENTAL and Simmental Red Anand some springing. Call 306-548-4711, gus crossbred heifers bred Red Angus. Foxdale Farm and Ranch 306-747-3185, Sturgis, SK. Shellbrook, SK. FRESH AND SPRINGING heifers for sale. Cows and quota needed. We buy all classRENDEZ VOUS SIM M ENTAL th nnual BULL & FEM ALE SALE es of slaughter cattle-beef and dairy. R&F A ~ S te. Ro s e, M B ~ Livestock Inc. Bryce Fisher, Warman, SK. Phone 306-239-2298, cell 306-221-2620. M o n d a y Fe b rua ry 11th – 1P M S TE. R OS E AUC TION M AR T REGISTERED HOLSTEIN BULL Tee Off Fea tu rin g 9 1 fu tu re herd b u ll pro s pects Seymor, good bull 14 mths old, $900. a n d 23 pu reb red repla cem en t fem a les . 306-225-4385, Hague, SK. Co n ta ctDa vid for more info at: 204-447 -7 5 7 3 View catalog online: tra n s co n live s to m GOOD SELECTION OF stout red and black 45 BRED RED SIMMENTAL cows and polls w/good dispositions and calving heifers, bred Red Angus, due to calve mid ease. Also bred heifers. Qually-T Limousin, to late Feb. Very quiet, easy to handle, all R o s e Va l l e y, S K . , 3 0 6 - 3 2 2 - 4 7 5 5 o r vaccinations up to date. If interested 306-322-7554. please call 306-327-7119, Kelvington, SK. NORDAL LIMOUSIN AND ANGUS 2013 50 FANCY SIMMENTAL and Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Feb. 21, Saskatoon crossbred heifers bred to proven Red AnLivestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK. Offering 30 gus bulls out June 5. red and black polled 2 yr. old Limousin 306-773-7964, Stewart Valley, SK. bulls plus 50 bred commercial heifers. 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 , BROOK’S SIMMENTALS 2013 bulls, yearling and 2 yr. old traditional polled full306-946-7946, bloods for sale by private treaty. First REGISTERED COWS, start calving May 1st. come, first served. Delivery available. SeAlso replacement heifers. Orv’s Limousin, men tested and guaranteed prior to final 780-353-2161, Bonanza, AB. sale. Bulls viewed at Call Konrad 306-845-2834, Turtleford, SK.



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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.

14TH ANNUAL MID-WEST Horned Hereford Sale, Thursday, Feb 7, 2013. Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds, Lloydminster, SK, at 1:00 PM MST. On offer: 45 two yr. old bulls; 3 purebred heifers; 35 bred commercial heifers; 20 Black Baldy heifer calves. For catalogues or more info contact: Lanni Bristow 780-943-2236; Todd Bygrove 306-825-3577, David Mitchell 306-893-2838 or Mike Newman 306-825-2701. 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.

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2 YEAR OLD and yearling South Devon bulls, red and blacks; Angus and South Devon bulls; Gelbvieh and South Devon yearling bulls. $1900 to $2500. Diamond M South Devons 403-566-2467, Duchess, AB. email:

ALBERTA TEXAS LONGHORN Association 780-387-4874, Leduc, AB. For more info. 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, BENDER SHORTHORNS and Star P Farms Buck Lake, AB. will be selling 40 Shorthorn bulls, 2 yr. olds and yearlings, also replacement heifers, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the East Central Bull Power Sale at Yorkton, SK., TWO GROUPS OF Red Angus Simmental Exhibition Grounds. Internet bidding avail. cross heifers for sale, both bred back Red DLMS Ryan 306-748-2876 Angus. Calving starts Feb 15th or April or 306-728-8613, Neudorf, SK. Rayleen 24th. Call Dean at 306-436-4616 cell: 306-682-3692, Humboldt, SK. website 306-436-7741, Milestone, SK. BRED COWS: 35- rising 5 yr. old Black An6th ANNUAL SUN COUNTRY Shorthorn gus, 16- rising 5 yr. old Red Angus cross, Bull and Female Sale, March 28th, 1:00 45- rising 3 yr. old Black Angus. All cows PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose bred Black Angus. Excellent quality bred to Jaw, SK. On offer will be 40 yearling and 2 c a l v e m i d M a r c h t o M a y 1 s t . yr. old polled Shorthorn bulls and 15 fe- 306-295-4050, Eastend, SK. males. For catalogues or more info call: 40 BRED COWS, bred Glevieh, calving Horseshoe Creek Farms 306-456-2500, Mar./Apr., 25- 30 first and second calvers. Anwender Cattle Co. 306-442-2090, Uluru Can feed until March. Your choice $1600. Shorthorns 905-466-1466, Rocking L Cat- 204-388-4975, Niverville, MB. tle Co. 306-739-2598. 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. BONCHUK FARMS BULL SALE, Sunday, 10 RED ANGUS heifers, bred Red Angus, to February 17, at Virden Heartland Live- calve April 1st, $1400 each. Dave Smith stock, Virden, MB. at 1:00 PM, lunch at 306-528-4532, Lockwood, SK. 11:00 AM. New date, new location, new herdsires. On offer 75 reds, black, full- 31 ANGUS/SIMMENTAL cross young cows blood Simmental yearling and 2 yr. old for sale, $40,000 takes all. 306-742-4771, bulls. Call Dave at 204-773-0467 or Wayne cell 306-621-4643, Calder, SK. at 204-796-0004 for more info. Or view catalogue at or

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200 GOOD BLACK ANGUS BRED HEIFERS - All one herd, home raised, preg. checked and Ivomeced, $1400. Email for photos: Call Bernard at: 306-984-7272, Spiritwood, SK. 60 BRED HEIFERS, Red and Black Angus cross, 1 owner, selected out of 400 cow herd. Due April 1. Phone 306-792-4744, Springside, SK. BRED HEIFERS, 55 Black Angus and Baldies, top genetics, bred to black easy calving Simmental Maple Lake Bull. Bull out July 1. Preg checked, $1500, discount for all. 204-792-8312, Stonewall, MB. 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. 65 BRED HEIFERS Black and Red, bred Black and Red Angus, start calving March, $1550/ea. Will feed till Jan. 30. Phone: 306-621-8951, Willowbrook, 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 . 306-536-6288, 306-536-5147, Bethune, SK

80 RANCH RAISED BLACK HEIFERS, one iron. Bred to PB Black Angus bulls. Bulls out May 25 - Aug. 1. Preg checked RED AND BLACK Simmental bulls, moder- and worked. 306-299-4500, Consul, SK. ate birthweight, good temperament, sold by private treaty. Bill or Virginia Peters TAN AND SILVER BRED HEIFERS, 61 hd. (tri load), bred to Johnson Angus calv306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. ing ease bulls, exposed Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, OPEN REPLACEMENT HEIFER CALVES calving May 15, $1550. Call 306-634-7301, had all shots, growthy, sired by Red Factor 306-421-6346, Estevan, SK. Simmental bulls. Bill or Virginia Peters BULLS FOR SALE: 1 four yr. old, 2 two yr. 306-237-9506, Perdue, SK. olds, Gelbvieh, non-registered, easy calvONLY THE GOOD ONES SELL! Feb. 22th, ing. Call 306-531-5088, Regina, SK. 1:30 PM CST at the ranch 2 miles West of Edam, SK. Selling 31 Angus bulls, 16 25 BRED COWS Angus /Simm /Char Simm/Angus bulls, 16 Angus open heifers, bred to Red Angus and Red Angus/ Simm 7 Simm Angus open heifers. For catalogue cross bulls. Bulls out June 25. Full herd o r i n f o c o n t a c t J i m G r a n t h o m e : health program, asking $1250. Phone evenings 204-539-2428, Swan River, MB. 306-397-2541 or mobile: 306-441-3590. 55 BRED HEIFERS, reds, blacks and Chars, $1300 each. Ph 204-937-4683, Roblin, MB.

SHORTHORNS FOR ALL the right reasons. TWO YEAR OLD and yearling Polled HereCheck out why and who at 306-577-4664, ford and Speckle Park bulls for sale. Calving ease with performance. Johner Stock Carlyle, SK. Farm, Maidstone, SK. 306-893-2714 or 4th ANNUAL BATTLE RIVER Shorthorn 306-893-2667. Bull and Female Sale, Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 PM, VJV Auction Market, Ponoka, P.A.R. RANCH HOSTING our own bull and AB. Selling a top selection of 2 yr. old and select female sale April 7, Lloydminster Ex. yearling Shorthorn bulls and a select group All of our bulls will be sold at the Source of open yearling heifers. For info contact sale, also will have guest consignors. Sale Ken Hehr 403-783-4350, Kirk Seaborn managed by T-Bar C. Pre-sale viewing wel403-729-2267 or Don Savage Auctions come. Call Dale 306-823-4794 or, cell 4 0 3 - 9 4 8 - 3 5 2 0 . V i e w c a t a l o g u e a t 780-205-0719 or, Roland 780-205-1668, Neilburg, SK. email

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1000 REPLACEMENT QUALITY heifers, Blacks, Reds, Silvers and Tans, complete health program and no implants. 850 lbs. for March delivery, can feed til grass time. P h o n e B l a i n e at 3 0 6 - 7 8 2 - 6 0 2 2 o r, 306-621-9751, Yorkton, 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.

160 HOME RAISED bred heifers, 60 Black Angus, 50 Red Angus and 50 Charolais cross, to start calving April 1st. Call 306-355-2701, Moose Jaw, SK. 60 MIXED BRED cows, due to calve A p r i l / M a y, $ 1 2 5 0 y o u r p i c k . C a l l 306-621-1082 cell, Sturgis, SK. 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. RANCHER RAISED HEIFERS: Black Angus and brockles, bred Black June 10. They will be the Mammas, asking $1560 each. Call Jerry Chanig 306-478-2658, Mankota, SK. 60 BRED HEIFERS, blacks and reds, bred back to Angus. Call 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395,306-220-0429,Langham,SK. 20 RED AND RWF bred heifers, bred back to Angus, end of March calving. 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. 42 BRED HEIFERS, Black and Red, bred Black Angus, exposed to bulls June 20, $1500. 306-682-3717, 306-682-3066 at Humboldt, SK. RED SIMM. CROSS HEIFERS for sale, Bodybuilder bloodlines, bred to 6 Mile bulls. Exposed June 1 to August 1st. Home raised. Ph Kai or Norman, Fir Mountain, SK., 306-266-4505. 60 BRED HEIFERS, Black and Black/White face, bred Black Angus bulls, $1300. Call 306-493-2969, Delisle, SK. 40 ANGUS CROSS bred heifers, calving April 8, bred Angus, Ivomeced and vaccinated. 306-592-2251, Wadena, SK. 50 BLACK AND BWF bred heifers bred back to Angus, end of March calving. 306-283-4747, Langham, SK. HERD DISPERSAL, 90 head of mostly Black and a few Red Simmental, start calving Apr. 1. As good a herd as you will find. 306-421-5149, Bienfait, SK. HERD DISPERSAL, 100 Simmental/Red Angus cross, bred Simmental, start calving Mar. 1. 306-743-5178, Langenburg, SK. 10 BRED HEIFERS, Black Angus crossbred Black Angus. Guaranteed BVD free. Good vaccination program. Call 204-532-2360 or email Russell, MB. 60 BRED HEIFERS, Black and Red Angus cross, bred back to easy calving Red Angus bulls, start calving May 1, $1400 OBO. Call 204-642-2572, Riverton, MB.


Westwood Land and Cattle has for sale a select group of premium black Simmental and black angus bulls ranging in age from 2 - 4 years old. Excellent quality from leading sires and seedstock operations in western Canada. Please contact Kevin Woods for more information:

10 0 Red A ngus (Falls & Tw o’s)

70 Red Super B aldies (Falls & Tw o’s)

75 B lack A ngus (Falls & Tw o’s)

75 B lack Super B aldies (Falls,Tw o’s & Yearlings)

45 Super G uppies (Falls & Tw o’s)

35 Charolais (Tw o’s)

20 Dehorned Herefords (Falls)

35 H-2’s (Falls & Tw o’s)

306-435-7313(cell) 306-435-3711(office)



HORSES, HARNESS AND HOMESTEAD, The History of Draft Horses in Saskatchewan. Soft cover, 240 pages, almost 600 pictures. Pick up a copy near you or order, BUYING WILD BOAR pigs/swine for 20 contact Merlin, 306-338-2132, Kuroki, SK. years, all sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Highest COLT STARTING, BOOK now for 2013. $$$. 306-869-2947, or Radville, SK.

160 BRED HEIFERS to calve starting March 1. Can hold for extended period. Gladstone MB, 204-386-2286 or 204-871-7377. 111 BRED YEARLING Angus heifers, 1100 lbs, bull out June 6th, top end heifers. Call 306-476-2252, Rockglen, SK.

HORSE TRAINING. $650/month. Jacob and Michelle Ehmann. Holdfast, SK. Call 306-488-4408.

RANCH ROPING CLINIC: Feb. 16th-17th, with Scott Sapergia, Canadian Champion. 60 COWS BRED to Angus, calving starts All levels accepted. CRRA competition Feb. March end. 306-283-4747, 306-291-9395, 18th. 306-731-2943, Lumsden, SK. 306-220-0429, Langham, SK. 150 BLACK AND RED Angus, good quality, young bred cows. Call 306-773-1049, Swift Current, SK. HERD DISPERSAL: 90 Simmental and Simmental Red Angus cross, bred Simmental, start calving Feb. 10. Call 306-762-4723, Odessa, SK. CANADIAN FARRIER SCHOOL: Gary 100 RED ANGUS SIMMENTAL cross bred Johnston, cows, 4th calvers, bred Red Angus and Email Simmental; also 35 solid Red heifers bred 403-359-4424, 403-637-2189, Calgary, AB. Red Angus. $1600 OBO. Will feed until Jan. 15. 306-883-8028, Spiritwood, SK. PLEASE ATTEND CARLRAMS RANCHING 4th Annual Production Sale, Feb. 8, 2013, GEORGE’S HARNESS & SADDLERY, makers 5 miles north of Cut Knife, SK. On offer 40 of leather and nylon harness. Custom sadHereford bulls, 20 Black Angus bulls, 30 dles, tack, collars, neck yoke, double trees. commercial bred heifers, 6 PB heifers, 4 Call horses. For more info or catalogues call 780-663-3611, Ryley, AB. Carl 306-398-7879, Cal 306-398-7343 or HORSE COLLARS, all sizes, steel and aluRick 306-823-7266, Cut Knife, SK. minum horseshoes. We ship anywhere. 16 YOUNG BRED cows, 17 bred heifers, Keddie’s, 1-800-390-6924 or one young Simmental bull, $48,100 for all. THE LIVERY STABLE, for harness sales and 306-864-7802, Kinistino, SK. repairs. 306-283-4580, 306-262-4580, 40 BLACK HEIFERS, start calving mid Langham, SK. February, $1350 each. Call 204-773-3044, ALL METAL CARTS, 1” tubing, seats 2, moRussell, MB. torcycle wheels or skis, $500. Call HERD DISPERSAL: 150 Black and Red Angus 306-561-7823, Davidson, SK. 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. 175 BRED HEIFERS: 85 black, 65 red, 25 tan. Bred to proven easy calving Black bulls. AI’d July 9 exposed to August 30. Ultrasound Oct. 17, 2012. $1300, volume discounts. 204-522-5542, Pipestone, MB.

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WANTED: ALL BERKSHIRE pigs/swine, all sizes. 1-877-226-1395. Paying highest ENGINE DRIVEN INDUSTRIAL tub grinder $$$. (no need for another tractor- simply pull with 1/2 ton truck). JD 120 HP diesel eng., low hours, great shape. Ideal for feeding cattle, grinding bales or wood. Less than half cost of new, $24,200. 306-526-9382, located in Regina, SK. WANTED: ENERGETIC WORKING partner REM 3600R BALE processor, RH discharge, to work with existing White-tail deer new knives and hammers, good cond., ranch. Must be self-motivated and pas- $6000 OBO. 306-788-4923, Marquis, SK. sionate about working with White-tail deer. Excellent deer facility and handling FROSTFREE NOSEPUMPS: Energy free shoots already in place. Open to ideas on solution to livestock watering. No power growth and future developments. If you required to heat or pump. Prevents backa 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 , wash. Grants available. 1-866-843-6744. 306-332-3955, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. STEEL VIEW MFG: 30’ portable wind breaks, HD self-standing panels, silage/ hay bunks, feeder panels. Quality portable p a n e l s at a f fo r d a b l e p r i c e s . S h a n e 306-493-2300, Delisle, SK. SILVER STREAM SHELTERS Super Fall Fabric Building Sale. 30x72 single black steel, $4700; 30x70 double truss P/R, $6995; 38x100 double truss P/R, $11,900; 42x100 double truss P/R, $14,250; 12-1/2 oz. tarp, 15 yr. warranty. Trucks running 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 . 1-877-547-4738 ALBERTA ELK RANCHERS PRODUCTION SALE, Feb. 15, 2013, Leduc, AB. Details at Gateway Auction Services Ltd., 1-866-304-4664, Gordon Musgrove 403-363-1729, Mark Stewart 403-357-9833.


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.

8 BRED HEREFORD cross cows, bred Limousin; 4 Red Angus cross heifers, bred Angus. $1100. 306-252-2858, Kenaston, SK. EAMOR MAKER, High River, Model 1000 saddle, buck stitched, padded, roper, like CATTLE FINANCING AVAILABLE for new, approx. 1963, $3000. 204-799-5392, feeder cattle and bred heifers/cows. Brandon, MB. Competitive interest rates. Marjorie Blacklock, Stockmens Assistance SADDLE MAKING SCHOOL. Various courses avail. 780-576-2756, Newbrook, Corp., 306-931-0088, Saskatoon, SK. AB. 38 BRED ANGUS heifers, exposed July 19 for 55 days, bred to Son of Bowerman’s Legacy and Traveller. Have had all shots. Phone Ron 306-948-2736, Biggar, SK.

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1-8 00-8 03 -8 3 46 SINGLE WOMAN 60s, looking for NS, ND, single or divorced gentleman, who likes Country and Western music, who plays guitar and sings and likes travel. I live in Swift Current, SK. and will not relocate. Please send photo, I will answer all letters with photos. Looking for someone close and near my area. Box 5560, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 SUPERIOR BALE FEEDERS the only cost effective feeder on the market, for information go to or call for a dealer near you 1-866-690-7431, cell 250-567-8731, Fort Fraser, BC.

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NEW AND USED roller mills, PTO or electric. Call Stan at 306-682-4347 or cell, 306-231-3439, Humboldt, 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

FREESTANDING CORRAL PANELS, 21’ and 24’, 5- or 6- bar, light, medium or heavy duty. Also continuous fence line panels to mount on posts. Plus bison panels. Take a look at our heavy duty round bale feeders, w/skirted-in bottom, for $459. 10’ panels, 5-bar, $69; 6-bar $79. All panels w/chain and slot connectors. Ask about quantity discounts on some items. Jack Taylor 1-866-500-2276 days or eves, for pics SCHULER 220 SILAGE wagon; all steel sibunks; Elias 8’ 3000 lb. platform AND GOAT Sale, Saturday, February lage WANTED: CULL COWS for slaughter. For SHEEP at 1:00 PM, Johnstone Auction Mart, scale. 306-278-3125, Porcupine Plain, SK. bookings call Kelly at Drake Meat Proces- 9, Moose Jaw. Accepting all classes of sheep HD BALE FEEDERS: 1- or 2-bale bale feedsors, 306-363-2117, ext. 111, Drake, SK. & goats. Sheep ID tags and pre-book- ers. Contact Dallas 780-206-6084, Westi n g m a n d a t o r y. Call 306-693-4715 lock, AB. PL#914447 DRILL STEMS 2” and 3” for sale. Contact Jack 204-841-4045, Neepawa, MB. HAYBUSTER 2620, hyd. side door, grain 110 MATURE EWES due for lambing mid HORSE SALE, JOHNSTONE AUCTION February. A few purebred Rideau, rest are tank w/auger, exc. cond., $6500 OBO. Mart, Moose Jaw, Thursday, February 7, crossed with Charolais, $250 each. 403-933-5448, 403-608-1116, Calgary, AB. 2013. Tack Sells: 2:00 PM; Horses Sell: 780-352-4417, Falun, AB. MORAND MATERNITY PEN, excellent con4:00 PM. All classes of horses accepted. dition. $1800 OBO. 403-652-7413, High 306-693-4715, River, AB. CANDIAC AUCTION MART Regular Horse GRAIN TROUGHS, 30’ c/w skids, made of Sale, Sat., Feb. 2nd. Tack at 10:30, Horses 30 SUFFOLK EWE LAMBS, exposed to conveyor belting and pipe, $700/each. at 1:30. Each horse, with the exception of North Country Cheviot rams Nov. 16, 306-538-4685, Kennedy, SK. colts must have a completed EID. Go to 2012. 306-648-3568, Gravelbourg, SK. the website to 75- 80 SUFFOLK EWES, 1 to 3 yrs., bred PAYSEN LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT INC. get the form. For more info contact to lamb out March 1st; 3 Suffolk rams, 2- We manufacture an extensive line of cattle 306-424-2967. 2 years old, 1- 4 yrs. All dewormed, shots handling and feeding equipment including and sheared, $250/ea. Must take complete squeeze chutes, adj. width alleys, crowding tubs, calf tip tables, maternity pens, herd. 780-991-6462, Morinville, AB. gates and panels, bale feeders, Bison TEAM OF BELGIAN mares 13 yrs. old, used equipment, Texas gates, steel water for farming, sleigh and wagon rides, come troughs and rodeo equipment. Distributors with new harness, bridle, collar and sleigh. for Cancrete concrete waterers, El-Toro 10 CLUN FOREST Commercial ewes, 3 to 6 Contact 780-622-7828, Edson, AB. years, easy lambers, excellent mothers. electric branders and twine cutters. Our chutes and headgates are now WELL BROKE TEAM of registered Belgian Exposed to lamb late April. Glynn Brooks, squeeze available with a neck extender. Phone mares, 5 and 7 yrs. old. Call Blaine Lethbridge, AB. 403-327-2242. 306-796-4508, email: 204-567-3720, Miniota, MB. ICELANDIC BRED EWES for sale, due mid website: April, naturally raised. 403-575-7396, 8610 IH BALE processor, new hammers, Coronation, AB. Email rebuilt hyd., fine cut attachment, speed up EUROPEAN IMPORT HOLSTEINER sired HERD DISPERSAL: approximately 48 kit for extra fine cut, good condition, Hunter/Jumper, broodmare prospects. Dorper cross ewes, coming 2 yrs. old, de- $3500. Leroy 306-254-4255, Dalmeny, SK. Call Dr. Marshall Patterson 306-475-2232, wormed, bred Clun Forest and Rideau, exposed Oct. 27 to Dec. 05, 2012, $200 COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF hog equipment. Moose Jaw, SK. Farrowing crates, pens, feeders and stalls, each, OBO. 306-696-3183, Grenfell, SK. feed mixer, breeding, bins, flooring, etc. 60 DOREST/ SUFFOLK cross ewes, 2-5 780-927-4542, Fort Vermilion, AB. years old; Also 20 Dorset/ Suffolk ewe CREMELLO 4 YR. OLD mini QH stallion, 49 lambs. Craig 204-435-0475, Miami, MB. GREG’S WELDING: 30’ freestanding heavy HH, lady driven, $1200; w/cart and harduty fence panels and windbreaks; Also ness, $2800. 306-753-2116, Macklin, SK. 65-70 RAMBOUILET/POLYPAY cross ewes, calf shelters and custom gates, etc. Delivmostly young stock, closed flock, exposed ery avail. 306-768-8555, Carrot River, SK Dec. 29, $200. 306-246-4468, Richard, SK. ARROW FARMQUIP LIVESTOCK handling solutions. Solar West. Port. windbreaks. QH REG. MARES: Red roan and bay roan in Custom built panels and gates. Phone foal to a grandson of Zan Parr Bar, $2000 each. 306-358-4803, Cactus Lake, SK. BUYING ALL CLASSES of sheep, goats and 1-866-354-7655, Mossbank, SK. lambs. Howard J Smith Livestock, licensed CUSTOM BUILT 30’ five bar panels, windREGISTERED AQHA MARES, 2 and 3 yr. old dealer, Caron, SK. 306-631-8877. breaks, feed bunks, bale feeders and wire mares and geldings. Call 204-638-8310 rollers. 306-984-7861, Mistatim, SK. (leave message), Dauphin, MB. HI-HOG SQUEEZE chute, very good condition. Call 306-726-2151, 306-726-7717, Southey, SK. WWW.ELLIOTTCUTTINGHORSES.COM SHEEP DEVELOPMENT BOARD offers 35 plus years of training, showing, sales, extension, marketing services and a full WANTED: HI-HOG OR STAMPEDE cattle clinics, lessons. Clifford and Sandra Elliott, l i n e o f s h e e p a n d g o a t s u p p l i e s . squeeze. Call 306-662-2906 after 6:00 PM, Maple Creek, SK. Paynton, SK. Phone 306-895-2107. 306-933-5200, Saskatoon, SK.

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JBS 24’ WIDEBODY manure spreader c/w vertical beaters, rear axle steering, 700/40R22.5 rubber, silage endgate and ext. avail., $82,500. Serious enquiries only. 780-777-7765, 780-985-2091, Calmar, AB. 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. JIFFY BALE PROCESSOR, good condition, $6000. Phone: 306-862-3765, Nipawin, SK. FARM AID MIXER 430 wagon, new liner, discharge chain and PTO. $6000 OBO. Contact Justin 306-587-7755, Abbey, SK.

HEALTHY MALE RANCHER 50, seeks female ranching partner w/strong desire to succeed, maybe we can make like easier for each other. Box 5561, Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4

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1-800-582-4037 H E AV Y D U T Y 2 4 ’ PA N E L S , W I N D BREAKS, bale feeders, calf shelters and more for sale. Inquire: 403-704-3828, or email Rimbey, AB.

SWM, 64, SE SK. Honest and secure farmer, likes country music, looking for an attractive, honest SWF who likes country life, for a long lasting relationship. Reply with photo to: Box 5562, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C4.

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N ic k ’s S e rvic e NEW BOB SLEIGHS, built by Robert Carriages in Quebec, steel runners and body, seats and dash fiberglass, velour or vinyl upholstery, $2985. includes shafts, pole avail. Cloverbar Carriages, 855-417-3375 Sherwood Park, AB.

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

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WOULD THERE BE a lady out there looking PROVEN ONE-MAN CORRAL plans & ideas, for a nice guy. I am a senior living NW of with 30 ways to cut corral costs, 120 dia- Edmonton, AB. on a acreage. NS, ND, very caring and easy to get along with. Photo grams. Free look! and phone number would be nice. Box NEW 54” BELTING, 1/4” thick, 29’ or 300’ 5563, c/o The Western Producer, Saskarolls, $4.50 to $5.50 per ft. 306-621-9751, toon, SK., S7K 2C4. 306-782-6022, Yorkton SK. SWF LOOKING for honest sincere gentleFREESTANDING PANELS: 30’ windbreak man 65-75, seriously looking. Small town panels; 6-bar 24’ and 30’ panels; 10’, 20’ or rural area please. Willing to relocate if and 30’ feed troughs; Bale shredder bunks; suitable. Reply to: Box 5558, c/o Western Silage bunks; Feeder panels; HD bale feed- Producer, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 2C4 ers; All metal 16’ and 24’ calf shelters. Will WHY NOT START the new year out right? custom build. 306-424-2094, Kendal, SK. Country girl, 50, seeking a man for friendship, possibly more. Loving woman who can woe you with her delightful personality and charming wit. Has an est. career and loves rural life. Looking for the just the right guy to share in life’s joys. Maybe CONCRETE MOULDS, approx. 45, incl. you are just the guy I am looking for. stepping stones, lawn ornaments, bird Please include picture. Box 5556, c/o baths, etc., c/w 2 different sized vibrating Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 tables and concrete mixer. Purchased for $18,000 selling for $15,000 OBO. Contact SWM, CHRISTIAN, NS, ND, 5’9”, 170 lbs., Lynn at 306-752-2274, Melfort, SK. sincere and honest, with sense of humor, widower 7 yrs, grain farmer central MB. 3- 30x60’ SPECIAL OCCASION tents, white Love dining, travelling, movies. Looking canvas, some with cathedral windows, for serious relationship with single female, $25,000 for all. 306-736-2445, Kipling, SK. NS, social drinker ok, sense of humor, 50-60ish. Close to retirement or retired. MOCCASINS/MUKLUKS, many colours Values health and wellness. Possibly learn and styles. AJ Shoe Renue, Confedera- to dance together. Please send photo and tion Mall 306- 683-0835, Saskatoon, SK. phone number. Box 5559, c/o The Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4

30’ FREESTANDING 3-BAR windbreak frames, 5-bar, 4-bar panels w/wo double hinge gates and more. On farm welding. 306-485-8559, 306-483-2199, Oxbow, SK.

CANADA ORGANIC CERTIFIED by OCIA Canada. The ultimate in organic integrity for producers, processors and brokers. Call Ruth Baumann, 306-682-3126, Humboldt, SK,,



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PRO-CERT ORGANIC CERTIFICATION. Canadian family owned. No Royalties! Ph. CONGRATS TO MY couples matched in 306-382-1299 or visit 2012. Looking for bachelors, even in remote areas. Call Cheryl at 1-877-247-4399 ECOCERT CANADA organic certification for producers, processors and brokers. Call the western office 306-873-2207, Tisdale, SK, email:

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

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M&M ORGANIC MARKETING is buying milling oats and the following feed grains: wheat, flax, oats, peas, soy beans, lentils, barley. 204-379-2451, St. Claude, MB.


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

AVAILABLE BACHELORETTE: Slim, bubbly, outgoing, very caring, easy to get along with this naturally pretty 47 year old country girl who is a true delight. She is slim, 5’5”, 123 lbs., sweet with a great infectious laugh, totally natural, not too hung up on life, doesn’t sweat the small stuff. She is healthy, non-smoker, a great cook, loves a glass of wine with a meal and wants to travel. She just purchased her first sports car, but cannot do without her ol’ Chevy. Prefers to meet a man 50 plus. CURRENTLY BUYING ALL CLASSES of Matchmakers Select, 1-888-916-2824. RuCERTIFIED ORGANIC cattle. Call Bryce at ral, remote, agricultural, photos, profiles, Pristine Prairie Organics, 204-522-0842, all ages, nationalities, divorced, single, Pipestone, MB. alone. View

2000 VSF BRANDT bale processor, hyd. WANTED: BUYING ORGANIC screenings, chute, 540 PTO, $4000. 306-638-3155, delivered. Loreburn, SK. Prompt payment. 306-644-4888 or 1-888-531-4888 ext. 2 306-567-0162, Chamberlain, SK. YOUNG’S EQUIPMENT INC. For your TRADE AND EXPORT Canada now buying livestock feeding, cutting, chopping and organic feed grains: peas, oats, barley and flax. Quick pay. 1-877-339-1959. handling headquarters. 1-800-803-8346. JD 550 TA manure spreader, $5500; NH 795 manure spreader, $7250. Both field ready. Call 204-525-4521, Minitonas, MB. HAYBUSTER H1100 TUB grinder, excellent s h a p e . P h o n e 2 0 4 - 5 3 4 - 7 9 1 1 o r, 204-534-7927, Boissevain, MB.

SINGLE? MEET THE MATCHMAKER The only way it works! In-person interviews Jan. 24th-25th in Regina and Saskatoon. Membership $700 plus taxes. 18 years experience. Have matched thousands of people! Camelot Introductions, or call 204-888-1529 to book your appointment with an award winning Matchmaker!



MEDALLION HOMES 1-800-249-3969 Immediate delivery: New 16’ and 20’ modular homes; Also used 14’ and 16’ homes. Now available: Lake homes. Medallion Homes, 306-764-2121, Prince Albert, SK. SOUTH OKANAGAN RETIREMENT homes WANTED TO PURCHASE: good used 14’ in new development near Penticton/ Oli- a n d 1 6 ’ w i d e m o b i l e h o m e s . C a l l ver, BC. Starting at $164,900 for 1107 sq. 306-249-2222, Saskatoon, SK. ft. home. Re/Max Wine Capital Realty, Matt or Karen Lewis, Oliver, BC, toll free 1-855-289-4587. For free floor plans email: 5 ACRE HOBBY, Nursery and Landscape business. 2 miles North of Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC. Buy inventory and 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. www.ospreystoneandbamboo/forsale2012 WANTED: Female German Shepherd, black and tan or long haired black and tan, 3 months or older, registered or from registered parents. 306-338-2927, Wadena, SK.

2 ACRE PROPERTY in Kitimat, BC. Quality 2008, 4 bdrm, 4 bath bungalow with heated shop and metal boat/RV barn. Beautiful park like setting, zoned for B&B or small business. Ocean and river recreation. $739,900. Email or call 250-632-5259.

SHELTIE PUPS for sale, vet checked, 1st shots and dewormed, 1 female, 1 male. Ready to go. 306-377-4620, Herschel, SK. can email pics,

2004 4 BEDROOM, 3 bath home in West Kelowna, 1400 sq. ft. main floor, 1400 sq. ft. lower walk-out level, appliances incl., hardwood and tile throughout, attached double garage, large driveway and RV parking. Close to schools, 10 mins. to skiing. Great views! $469,000. 250-768-9873.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, one black and tan, one sable, both female, born Nov. 5th, $500 ea. 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK.

JACK RUSSELL PUPS, 4 months old, 3 females, brown/white or black/white, first shots and dewormed. Great farm or family MISSIONARY WOULD LIKE to rent or rent dogs. Used to children and variety of live- to own (shut down) country church w/parstock, $250. 204-845-2002, Virden, MB. sonage in SK or MB. Phone Walter at 587-280-5010 anytime, Mundare, AB. 10 ACRES INDUSTRIAL, 800’ frontage Hwy #43, 4-lane, 7000 vehicles per day, 3 AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG pups for sale. phase power, sewer/water close, $35,000 Reds and blues, 9 wks old, first shots and per acre. 780-233-2222, Mayerthorpe, AB. dewormed. Parents great with cows and kids. 306-530-6374, Craven, SK. BORDER COLLIE/KELPIE pups, 4 mos. old, $400, from good working parents, already showing instincts as they play. Mother is a registered, purebred, father is a Border Collie/Kelpie. 780-682-2199, Winfield, AB.

BORDER COLLIE PUPS, from proven cattle/ trial bloodlines, $500. Will make great ranch or trial dogs. 403-575-4005, Consort, AB.

CAMROSE CITY LOT, $68,000 FIRM as is! Homes in this area have sold for over $160,000. This is well below market values. City lot value! Info ph 306-375-2229.

T he fo llo w in g l an d is o ffered fo r s a le b y ten d er: NW 3 5-50-26 -W 2, Ext 11 T he p ro p erty is a p p ro xim a tely 18 km fro m Prin ce Alb ert, o n Cl oa rec Ro a d , 150 a cres M OL . A ten d er m u s tb e s u b m i ted in a s ea led en velo p e m a rked

“ S pruce H o m e P ro pe rty Te n d e r” a d d res s ed to PeterAn d rew Ab ra m etz L ega l Pro fes s i on a l Co rp o ra ti on a t: #1000 – 1s tAven u e W es tPrin ce Alb ert, S K S 6V 4Y 4

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.

LARGE RANCH FOR SALE in Northeast BC. Approx. 8756 acres in one block. 3000 acres under cultivation. More info. and NEWLY CONSTRUCTED RTM, 1080 sq. ft, 2 photos at Call Rick bdrm, 2 baths, laundry on main level, 250-262-1954, Fort St. John, BC. framing stage complete w/vinyl siding and metal roofing. Now ready for drywall. Buy now and you finish, or deposit and we finHAVE BUYERS FOR large farm properties, ish. Call 306-741-2730, Webb, SK. very confidential. Call if you are thinking of READY TO MOVE show home. Many op- selling, I specialize in agricultural propertions like front roof overhang for deck, de- ties. Phone Don Jarrett, Realty Executives luxe cabinets, stone front, etc. 1594 sq. ft. Leading, 780-991-1180, Spruce Grove, AB. for $168,000. Swanson Builders (Saskatoon, SK. area) at 306-493-3089 or email YOUNG FARM FAMILY wanting to relocate. Looking to purchase or rent 8 to 10 for details ters plus of good cropland. Possibly Olds, Red Deer or Ponoka area. 780-217-2347. 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.

ON THE GREENS COTTONWOOD, AZ. Gated 55 plus manufactured home golf course community located in the heart of Verde Valley just 20 mins south of Sedona, 1 hr from Phoenix, Prescott and Flagstaff. All homes come complete with garage, LAC DES ISLES: 2 acre lot, $85,000; 5 covered deck and landscaping. Land lease acre lot, $180,000. Treed. No time limit to fees include $1 million clubhouse, large inbuild. 306-373-4808. door lap pool, hot tub and complete gym. Also includes water, sewer, trash pickup and reduced golf fees. For information call 1-800-871-8187 or 928-634-7003.

REG. BORDER COLLIE pups, 8 wks. old, second shots, dewormed, working parents, $300. Lee Suteau 306-237-4754, Sonning- TURTLE LAKE, SK lot for sale, temporary power on site and ready for development. dale, SK. Build your dream cabin and relax, $99,500 BORDER COLLIE PUPS. Reg. working lines O B O . P a r t i a l t r a d e s w e l c o m e . born Dec. 5, 2012, black and white. 780-872-4049, 204-664-2027, CEDAR D STYLE LOGS, sidings, Poplarfield, MB ing, decking. Fir and Hemlock flooring, special orders. Rouck Bros, LumGOOD WORKING BLUE HEELER PUPS, timbers, ready to go w/first shots and dewormed, by, BC. 1-800-960-3388. Feb. 14th. They will have good work ethics and attitudes. Deposit holds pups and delivery can be arranged. True Blue Heelers VIRDEN, HOME AND HOME BASED 306-492-2447, 306-290-3339, Clavet, SK. BUSINESS FOR SALE. 1134 sq. ft. bunga4 AKBASH/MAREMMA/PYRENEES pups, low w/3+1 bedrooms and 2 baths, 24’x30’ born Oct. 8 in feeder lamb pen, exposed to shop/garage with two overhead doors. cows. New phone number: 306-845-2404, 20’x22’ addition on garage. Price includes Livelong, SK. ice-making business. Audrey Wilson, Royal LePage Martin Liberty Realty, 633 18th BORDER COLLIE PUPS, born Dec. 10/12, Street, Brandon, MB. Text: 204-729-6397 from working parents, c/w first shots and or email: vet check. Red/white, $250, black/white, 1900 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, 3 bdrm, 2.5 $150. Ph 306-672-7701, Gull Lake, SK. baths, main floor laundry, new windows, READY TO GO- four red and white Border laminate flooring, gas fireplace, 3 car atCollie pups, from working parents, $450. tached garage, landscaped yard, $95,000. 306-357-2003, 306-831-7026, Wiseton SK 306-587-7169, Success, SK.

PEACE RIVER COUNTRY, 400 plus cow/ calf ranch operation, 4100 acres total, 1600 title acres, 2500 grazing lease, 1 block, good buildings, owner retiring. Contact Albert Dallaire, Royal LePage Casey Realty, Peace River, AB. 780-625-6767. PEACE RIVER COUNTRY farms for sale. Evelyn Petkus, Royal LePage Casey Realty, 780-836-3086, 780-836-6478, Manning AB

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

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

HALF SECTION NORTH of Debolt. House, shop, power and well. 640 acre grazing lease. Ph 780-228-0351, 780-512-8540. ALBERTA LAND FOR SALE: BROOKS: Very nice row crop farm, newer pivots, surface revenue, grain storage, city water, landscaped, shop, quonset, renovated home, etc. (#1867, Ben). 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. 160 ACRES NE of Strathmore, AB. Numerous corrals and paddocks, approx. 95 acres of hay, 48 acres native grass and remaining is yard site, yard site has older mobile home with an addition, lots of water, barn 52x40’, corral system large enough to calve 300+ head. Creek flows through property most of year. Big Sky Real Estate Ltd. 866-850-4444, Hanna, AB.

8100 ACRES SE of Hanna, AB. 5000 acres HOME W/SUITE on 72 acres, creeks, grass and 3100 acres cultivated land, oil fenced, outbuildings, $529,000. Southern revenue, lots of water, great building site. BC, 250-445-6642 or Big Sky Real Estate Ltd., 1-866-850-4444.





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. 2250 ACRES GRASSLAND, water, springs, gas well revenue, located in the Cypress Hills. 403-937-3901, Medicine Hat, AB.

12 QUARTERS OF grainland for rent, 6 quarters in RM of 217, NE of 217, NE of Lipton, and another 6 quarters in RM of 216, SE of Ituna. 11 miles between the two parcels. Contact Robin at: 306-690-6786 or RM OF PIAPOT: 1120 acre ranch with buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. RM OF GOOD LAKE, half section w/wo yard, adjacent to Canora, SK. Total assessment at 144,100. 306-651-1041.


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MAPLE CREEK RANCH: 6720 acres in a block. Full set buildings. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. 11-1/2 QUARTERS of cultivated land, west of Yorkton, close to #16 Hwy, in good rain 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. 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.


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: |


LUSELAND AREA 51 q trs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,8 28 ,000 LUSELAND AREA 25 q trs . $6 ,8 8 5,000 RM SNIPE LAKE 4 q trs . . . . $1,150,000 RM SNIPE LAKE 2 q trs . . . . . . . . $420,000 RM KINDERSLEY 2 q trs . . . . . . $13 7,000 Fo r d e ta il s e e o ur w e b s ite :

w w w .kin d e rs le yre a le s ta te .co m G ro up W e s tR e a lty Kin d e rs le y, S K 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. FOR SALE BY TENDER: RM of Wood Creek #281, 2 adjoining quarter sections, S-1/2-8-28-27-W2, (310 est. cult. acres), incl. 2750 bu. steel bin on concrete. Written tenders accepted until Feb. 6, 2013 to: #17- 455 Pinehouse Dr, Saskatoon, SK. S7K 5X1. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Inquires: 306-382-1170. RM 46/76: 5600 acre ranch with yard site. 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. RM CHESTERFIELD OR NEWCOMBE Young farmers wanting land to: rent or buy to expand grain operation. Call Ryan at 403-391-1728, Mantario, SK. 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. 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. ACCEPTING OFFERS ON a half section of land in SE SK. RM of Mount Pleasant No. 2, NE and NW-7-2-33. Offers must be submitted in writing no later than Mar. 1st, 2013. Highest offer not necessarily accepted. Please forward all offers to: L. Dyck, 1417 2nd St., Estevan, SK. S4A 0M5. FARM/RANCH/RECREATION, buying or selling. Call Tom Neufeld 306-260-7838, Coldwell Banker ResCom Realty. 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.

TO BUY GRAINLAND: 300-2000 acres, west central or NW, SK. Will consider other areas. 306-423-5983, 306-960-3000. NORTHEAST HANLEY, S-1/2-34-31-3-W3. Approx. 219 cult. acres, plus 60 acres seeded grass, $300,000. Ph 306-544-2707. BEAUTIFUL MIXED FARMLAND, MUCH POTENTIAL, BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, GOD’S COUNTRY. RM #100, ELMSTHORPE, LAND FOR SALE OR CASH RENT. By tender 10 quarters, excellent land, 9 touching. May separate. Approx. 1300 acres cult., 300 acres good pasture ecological, lots of water, spring, dugouts, some fences, 2 wells. 2 yardsites, house trailer, water, power, sewer. Steel Fairford quonset, double doors both sides. 12,000 bu. steel bins, hip barn w/lean built on 2 sides. All inquiries reviewed. Owner reserves the right to reject any written offer, highest not necessarily accepted. Reply to Wayne Costron, 3908 Princess Dr., Regina, SK. S4S 0E7, phone 306-586-8866. LAND FOR CASH RENT BY TENDER: RM of Chesterfield #261. S W- 1 6 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 3 , N W- 1 6 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 3 , SE-16-24-25-3, SE-09-24-25-3, S W- 3 5 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 3 , S W- 1 1 - 2 4 - 2 6 - 3 , SE-15-24-26-3, SW-15-24-26-3. Written tenders accepted until Friday, February 15, 2013. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail tenders to: Bob Peters, Box 156, Eatonia, SK. S0L 0Y0. Inquires call: 306-460-9359.


OF GOOD CROP PRODUCTION L AN D IN S AS K ATCHEW AN AN D AL BERTA 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. SEVERAL PACKAGES of Aberdeen, SK. farmland. Part of a total pkg. of over 3500 acres. for more details or call James Hunter, Farmland Specialist, Coldwell Banker, Rescom Realty, Saskatoon, SK. 306-716-0750 or email FOR SALE BY TENDER RM of Frenchman B u t t e # 5 0 1 n e a r S t . Wa l b u r g , S K . NW-03-55-22-W3 and SW-03-55-22-W3. Written tenders accepted until Fri, Feb. 15, 2013. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Mail to: E. Ostrowski, Box 102, Major, SK. S0L 2H0.


COM PL ETE TURN K EY RAN CH S OUTHERN S AS K ATCHEW AN Yea r ro u n d s elf- s u fficien tpro perty w ith 8 00 + co w ca lfca pa city, 49 72 + /- d eed ed a cres a n d 3200 + /- a cres lea s ed , m a chin ery a n d lives to ck ca n b e pu rcha s ed .

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. YOUNG FARMER LOOKING to purchase farmland w/wo yard. Will pay a good price. Call 306-861-4592, Weyburn, SK.


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 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.,

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.

RM OF MEDSTEAD, 2 miles NE of Medstead with good access, 318 acres with approx. 185 acres cultivated. Balance could be broken. Well farmed land, partially fenced, good investment property. Call Lloyd Ledinski for viewing MLS®447641. RM OF CANWOOD. Approx. 150 acres, subject to the seller being able to subdivide 10 acres for home and yard. 60 acres in tame hay, balance bush and natural pasture. Located just over 4 miles NE of Debden. This property would be great to add 7 QUARTERS OF land for cash lease in to your property or a good starter investBurstall, SK. area, all in one block, ment MLS® 448225. Call Lloyd Ledinski, 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 Re/Max of the Battlefords for further info. 306-446-8800 or 306-441-0512, North 403-527-2767 email Battleford, SK. In need of good grainland and pastureland in all areas.

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Bu ying/Selling/ Fu llService Agent BUYER LOOKING FOR land in NE Sask. Prefer grainland, no buildings, one to two sections. Garry Beckett ReMax Blue Chip Realty, Ag. Div. 306-435-7777, Moosomin, SK., email: DWEIN TRASK.CA farmland for sale, Biggar, 268 acres of Sec. 26-35-13-W3; Hanley, RM of Rosedale, E 1/2-33-30-05-W3, S 1/2-03-31-05-W3, SE-32-30-05-W3, 751 acres cultivated $759,900; St. Denis, R M o f B l u c h e r, S W- 3 5 - 3 6 - 0 1 - W 3 , $149,900; Borden, RM of Great Bend, SW-22-40-09-W3, $109,900. Dwein Trask Realty Inc., Saskatoon, SK. 306-221-1035 RM 135: Approx. 1120 acres pasture. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK. FOR RENT: 90 ACRES of grassland near Norquay, SK. Contact Jim 780-658-2478.


SASK. GRAIN FARM, 2080 acres heavy clay, full set of buildings. Surface leases. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd. 306-773-7379 Swift Current, SK. 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. RM OF LEROY #339, 6 quarters good grain land, 940 acres cultivated, well drained, 35,000 bu. steel grain storage, well treed yard, 20 yr. old house, could sub-divide. 1 mile from pavement and 6 miles new potash mine. Call 306-287-3767, Watson, SK. WANTED: LAND TO RENT in Viscount, Colonsay, Meacham, SK. area. Phone Kim at 306-255-7601. 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. NOKOMIS FARMLAND, 960 acres, section 1-29-22W2 and W 6-29-21W2, all in one block, organic certifiable, will split. Written offers accepted till Feb. 1, 2013, highest or any offer not necessarily accepted. Box 1 7 6 , N o ko m i s , S K . S 0 G 3 R 0 C a l l 306-528-4704 for details.

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WANTED: LAND TO RENT OR BUY in RM’s of 221, 251, 281, 280, 222, 252 and adjoining. All replies kept in confidence. Davidson/ Imperial area. Box 5555, c/o Western Producer, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C4 ORGANIC FARM: 640 cult. and hayland acres located at Davidson, SK. Yard incl. 3 bdrm home, bins, well, dugout, power and natural gas. Must be a certified organic producer accredited with an organic certification body. Call or email 306-567-4748 or 306-567-2987, Submit tenders in writing with 5% deposit of tendered amount to: Dellene Church Law Office Inc., Box 724, Davidson, SK, S0G 1A0. Tenders accepted until Feb. 28, 2013. Highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. RM 341 VISCOUNT, W 1/2-1-35-25-W2nd, cultivated land. Call 306-944-4945 evenings only, Plunkett, 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 Biggar, SK., 306-434-8857. GRAIN FARM: 10,720 acres with full set of buildings. 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.

SOUTH SASK. RANCH: 5920 acre ranch with yardsite. John Cave, Edge Realty Ltd., 306-773-7379, Swift Current, SK.

FARM LAND W ANTED N O FEES N O C OM M IS S ION S 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 and/or buy in the FARMLAND FOR CASH RENT Spring surrounding areas of Marquis and Cham- 2013. Six quarters of good farmland in one berlain, SK., phone 306-631-8454. block at Duval, SK., RM of Last Mountain #250. Contact Bruce at 520-723-0163. FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER. RM of Snipe Lake #259. NE-28-26-19-W3, ap- RM OF ELMTHORPE for rent. 3 to 5 quarprox. 135 cult. acres, assess 65,300; ters to custom farm or rent. 300 acres of SE-28-26-19-W3, approx. 159 cult. acres, mixed grassland to rent for hay or pasture. 80,300. Surface lease revenue approx. Submit offers of interest by Feb. 10th, $19,000/yr. from 7 oil wells. Conditions of 2013 to E.H. Tice, Box 24, Truax, SK S0H FARM AND PASTURE LAND Offers: 1. All offers to be submitted on or 4A0. Ph: 250-388-4320, fax: 250-383-4399 AVAILABLE TO RENT before 3:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2013 to: Edge TIM HAMMOND REALTY- RM Antler Realty Ltd., #122 - 12 Cheadle St. West, #61, 648 acres, incl. 575 cult., and 73 othSwift Current, SK, S9H 0A9, Attn: John er. Excellent grainland. New 1420 sq. ft. Cave. 2. Deposit cheque for 3% of the of- home, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, double att. garage. fered amount must accompany all offers. Asking $1,250,000. Guy Shepherd, MLS Cheques to be made payable to Edge Real- 443876. 306-434-8857, Biggar, SK. or S IN G LE TO LAR G E ty Ltd. Cheques will be returned to unsuc- cessful bidders. 3. Offers will be considBLOC KS OF LAN D . ered on any or all parcels. 4. Highest or GRAINLAND, 1680 acres, 1450 cult., any offer not necessarily accepted. 5. Per- 43,000 bu. grain storage, 2 metal quonP R EM IUM P R IC ES P AID sons submitting offers must rely on their sets, upgraded house, assess. 551800. own research and inspection of land and West Ituna area, $1,700,000. Four SeaW ITH QUIC K P AYM EN T. sons Realty Ltd., 306-783-1777, Saskaimprovements as to condition and number of acres. 6. Mineral Rights not included. 7. toon, SK. No offers will be considered which are THREE QUARTERS OF farmland, West of subject to financing. 8. Please forward all Yo r k t o n , R M o f G a r r y # 2 4 5 . C a l l b i d s a n d i n q u i r i e s t o : J o h n C av e 306-782-0643, Yorkton, SK. Ca ll DOUG 306-773-7379, 306-750-8876, fax FOR SALE BY TENDER: NE-16-35-26-W2 306-773-7387, RM Viscount #341, assessment 47,900. FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER. Submit written tenders to: Box 8, VisEm a il: s a s kfa rm s @ s h a w .ca Land and farmyard in Shellbrook area. count, SK. S0K 4M0. Tenders accepted unw w w .Ca Fa rm la n Three quarters of farm and pastureland. til Jan. 25, 2013. For further information 360 farmable acres, 140 fenced. Property call 306-221-6296. is located 15 miles SW of Shellbrook, 2.5 miles south from Hwy 40 on Meadow 3200 ACRE GRAIN FARM: Full set of buildG r o v e R o a d . L L D S E - 1 - 4 8 - 5 - W 3 , ings, surface lease revenue. John Cave, NW-1-48-5-W3, and NE-1-48-5-W3. Ap- Edge Realty Ltd., Swift Current, SK. I HAVE BUYERS for Sask. grain land, ranch prox. 1500 sq. ft. bungalow w/finished 306-773-7379. land and acreages. Call Wally Lorenz at bsmt, built in 1982 25x40 garage with RM EDENWOLD, 320 acres north of 306-843-7898, Re/Max of the Battlefords, 29x19 tractor bay. 24x40 barn with con- Edenwold, native grass. R M S o u t h North Battleford, SK. crete floor. 50x60 quonset on concrete Qu’Appelle, South of Avonhurst, 160 foundation, dirt floor. Approx. 20,000 bu. acres, grainland, on grid. RM South of steel bins on concrete, two hopper bot- Qu’Appelle, 20 acres on #10 Hwy. RM toms, some with aeration. Older corrals Barrier Valley, 160 acres paradise with with water system. Informal tenders must home, support buildings, perfect getaway, be received by February 15th, 2013. High- hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, near Ar- 1/2 SECTION OF FARMLAND for sale. est or any tender not necessarily accepted. cherwill, SK. Contact Brian Tiefenbach, Approx. 250 cultivated acres of Newdale Submit tenders by mail to: Rick Muller, 306-536-3269, 306-525-3344, NAI Com- clay loam, located in the RM of Sask NE-11-14-20, tame pasture, fenced, 140 692 Branion Dr., Prince Albert, SK, S6V mercial Real Estate (Sask) Ltd., Regina, SK. acres cultivatable; SW-13-14-20, grain2S2. For more details contact Rick at: FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, land, 110 acres cultivated. Call for more 306-961-3383. take an online 8 week Renewable Energy info. 204-826-2445, Rapid City, MB. ESTABLISHED FARMER WANTING to pur- and Conservation course from Lakeland chase or rent land west of Canora, SK. Not College. Courses include Geo Energy Exan investment company, but a 100% family change, Introduction to BioFuels, Intro- 158 ACRES NESTLED in scenic Big Boggy farm. Please call 855-318-9447 to discuss duction to Solar Power, Basic Energy Prin- Valley near Roblin, MB. 1104 sq. ft. home, attractive options. ciples and many more. Earn a certificate b a r n s , w o r k s h o p , fe n c e , n ew we l l , or a diploma. $269,000. Karen Goraluk, salesperson, 204-773-6797, 204-937-8357, NorthStar FOR SALE OR RENT: RM of Grandview 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527. Ins. & Real Estate. #349, SE-34-35-19; SE-3-36-19. Approx. 320 acres cultivated, highest tender not FARMLAND FOR SALE in RM of Round necessarily accepted. Tenders close 5:00 Valley 410. NW, NE, SW, SE-28-40-22-W3. PM, Feb. 22nd, 2013. Send tender to Box Annual Income for gas lease on SE quarter FEEDLOT: 3000 HEAD capacity, includes 1926, Kindersley, SK. S0L 1S0 or email to: is $2,150. Send tenders to Box 714, Unity, 1040 sq. ft. house, 60,000 bushel grain SK S0K 4L0. Tenders close Feb 20th. Low- storage, equipment, 6 deeded quarters. 2 miles North of Ste. Rose du Lac, MB. est or any tender not necessarily accepted. RANCH: 8064 acres of lease land, 1600 TIM HAMMOND REALTY Johnson Farmland for sale by tender, closes 5:00 PM. MINERAL RIGHTS. We will purchase and Angus cows. Crane River, MB. Call Dale o r l e a s e y o u r m i n e r a l r i g h t s . 204-638-5581, Doug 204-447-2382. Feb. 15, 2013. 4 quarters near Lucky Lake, SK., yard with 40x60’ steel quonset and 1-877-269-9990. 20x30’ shop. Total 2012 assessment $185,000. averages $46,250. per quarter, approx. 587 cultivated acres. Exclusive listing, For the m ost VALU E & EXPO SU RE that you deserve 306-948-5052.




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JASON SELINGER - Regina/South Central

(306) 539-7975

MORLEY FORSYTH - Swift Current/SW Sask.

(306) 741-2393

MARK FORSYTH - Swift Current/SW Sask.

(306) 784-7844

ED BEUTLER - Yorkton/Whitewood

(306) 620-7260 (306) 735-7811

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GARTH HENDRY - Moose Jaw/South Central

(306) 631-0802

JEFF HEGLAND - Saskatoon/North Battleford

(306) 270-9050

DOUG JENSEN - Melville/Raymore

(306) 621-9955

STAN HALL - Davidson/Strasbourg/Humboldt

(306) 725-7826

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers!

MORWENNA SUTTER - Melfort/Wadena

(306) 327-7129

Selling at the Saskatoon Public Auction March 19, 2013 Owners– Charles Sorgaard: 306.567.3113, Grahem Sorgaard: 306.896.9002 Ritchie Bros. Territory Manager– Jon Schultz: 306.291.6697 or 800.491.4494

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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. PASTURE FOR 200 yearlings or 100 pairs, cross fenced, good water, checked daily. 306-256-7087, Cudworth, SK.



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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:

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NO DISEASE, high germ: Reg. and Cert. Transcend, Strongfield, Kyle. Palmier Seed Farms 306-472-3722, Lafleche, SK CERTIFIED TRANSCEND and Strongfield Durum. Call Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236.

20 ACRE YARD next to 40 good hunting Crownland quarters. 2 storey house, barn with hayloft. Good water. Top Manitoba Typical deer in 2010. 50 hunting clients. MATURE CLEAN WOMAN working in se204-858-2555, Hartney, MB. curity needs place to board near Calgary, WANTED: LONELY OLDER farm yard, SW AB. airport. Has clean quiet old dog. Can help with farm/horse/house chores. Good SK, must have power. 306-652-3139. cook and office worker. Excellent referencRM 166: APPROXIMATELY 25 acres with es for self and dog. house, barn, corrals, steel quonset, approx. 15 minutes from Swift Current, Sask. Contact John Cave of Edge Realty Ltd. at 306-773-7379,

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1994 INNSBRUCK 29’, 5th wheel trailer, AC, stove, fridge, needs an awning and some siding work, $6000. 306-668-4448, Vanscoy, SK.

CERTIFIED AC MORGAN, 92%; Waldern, 94% germ. Seed is fusarium free. Call Don at 780-853-2484, Vermilion, AB. CERT TRIACTOR. Excellent quality. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds Inc, Margo, SK. FDN., REG., CERTIFIED, Leggett; Pinnacle. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, 306-668-4415. CERT. #1 CDC Orrin, Leggett. Fenton Seeds Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. CERT. AND REG. Orrin, Leggett, Morgan, and Souris Oats. Call Frederick Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK.

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CERT. ULTIMA spring triticale. Good germ, low disease. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK., 306-399-0040,

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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. 2013 TUSCANY 45LT diesel pusher, tag, $259,900. 450 HP Cummins, fully loaded. Shop online 24/7, or 1-866-346-3148. 2006 Safari Cheet a h 4 0 P B Q, 3 5 0 H P, C at , 4 s l i d e s , 12,000m, $98,900; 2006 Monaco Diplomat, 40 DST, 400 HP Cummins, 4 slides, 17,000m, $114,900. Financing available. 306-974-4223, 411 C 48 St. E, Saskatoon, SK. Tues-Sat, 8:30-5:00, DL#326237. 2013 INFINITY 3860MS, fully body paint and no options missed! Stock # DX810049 $79,800. 1-866-346-3148 or shop online 24/7, 2003 CLASS A, 27’ Winnebago, low miles, 1 slide, new tires last year, stored inside, $58,900 OBO. 403-783-2460, Ponoka, AB. 2008 NEWMAR Dutch-star 40’, 46,000 kms., 425 HP Cummins, 4 slides, tile floor, Moto-sat, many options. 403-443-0599, Three Hills, AB.

PARTING OUT Polaris snowmobiles, 1985 to 2005. Edfield Motors Ltd., phone: 306-272-3832, Foam Lake, SK. PARTS FOR VINTAGE snowmobiles, 1990 and older. Call Don at 780-755-2258, Wainwright, AB. 1998 YAMAHA SRX 700 Mountain, exc. c o n d . , o r i g i n a l s h ap e , $ 3 0 0 0 . C a l l 306-842-3525, Weyburn, SK.

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CERTIFIED MEREDITH, high yielding malt variety. Early booking and large order CERT, REG, AC VESPER, midge tolerant, CERT. CARBERRY, CDC Vesper, Stettler. discounts. Phone Jeff at 306-227-7867, high germ, low disease. Saskatoon, SK. Greenshields Seeds Ltd., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336, Semans, SK Saskatoon, SK. Jeff 306-227-7867, CERT, REG, AC SHAW, midge tolerant, high germ, low disease. Early booking and large order discounts. Jeff 306-227-7867, V e ry high yie ld ing w hite m illing Saskatoon, SK. Kam sack,SK o a t w ith e a rly m a tu rity. Phone (306)542-4235 FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or CertiFax (306)542-3048 Ca ll yo u rlo ca l S e e d G ro w e rRe ta ile r: fied Vesper VB, Unity VB, CDC Utmost VB, Carberry, Snowbird, AC Andrew, Sadash. S EED S O U R C E IN C . Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. w w w Archerw ill,SK..................306-323-4402 306-368-2602. 1-877-791-1045 REG., CERT. AC Unity - Waskada VB, AC W heat:A C Carberry,CDC Utm ost,Harvest (blow out pricing) and m any m ore varieties; w w w .fp gen etic s .ca Shaw - Domain VB midge tolerant wheat. Early booking and large order discounts. Barley: 2 R Metcalfe (m alting), Cow boy Visa or MC accepted. Seed treating avail. (biom ass),6 R Celebration;O ats:Sum m itt, for more information. Souris;Peas (yellow and green)and Flax CDC COPELAND, CDC MEREDITH. Certified 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. and Registered available. 97% germ, 0% CERTIFIED AC SHAW-DOMAIN VB, Midge Canada’s Seed Partner fusarium graminearum. Call Tez Seeds tolerant, and Certified Utmost VB, Midge Inc., 306-378-7828, Elrose, SK. THE SEED SPECIALISTS tolerant wheat, high germ., low disease. CERT. AC METCALF, CDC Merdith. Contact Call RoLo Farms 306-543-5052, Regina, SK STAYI NFORMED: Ag news, market Greenshields Seeds Ltd., 306-524-2155, comments... 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336, Semans, SK website updated twice weekly CERT AND REG high germinating Metcalfe, *N EW * ve ry high yie ld ing, TIMESHARE WORLDWIDE VACATION ex- Copeland, Newdale Barley. Call Frederick CGF eTrade Cert. Glenn, 99% germ., fuse m i-d w a rfCW RS ,sho rt stro ng stra w . changes. 2 bedroom, full kitchen. Selling Seeds, 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. sarium resistance. Contact Merv due to health. 306-453-2958, Carlyle, SK. Ca ll yo u r lo ca l S e e d G ro w e r Re ta ile r: 1-800-667-6378, 306-221-0578, email CERTIFIED CDC COPLAND, 94% germ.; 717 - 43rd St. CDC Meredith, 96% germ.; CDC Cowboy, E., Saskatoon, SK., S7K 0V7. 95% germ.; Ponoka, 94% germ.; CDC Aus- S M ITH S EED S tenson, 96% germ. All seed is fusarium Lim erick,SK.....................306-263-4944 free. Don at 780-853-2484, Vermilion, AB. 1-877-791-1045 WOOD-MIZER PORTABLE SAWMILLS, CERT. AC METCALFE, CDC Copeland, malt w w w .fp gen etic s .ca eight models, options and accessories. barley. Sundre feed barley. Early booking 1-877-866-0667. 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 . SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw - Cut lum- w w w. L L s e e d s . c a f o r m o r e i n f o . CERT. AND REG. Utmost VB, Harvest, Anber any dimension, anytime. Make money 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. drew, Conquer VB. Frederick Seeds, CERTIFIED PASTEUR, CARBERRY, Harvest, and save money. In stock, ready to ship. Utmost, Goodeve, Unity avail. Van Burck Starting at $997. 1-800-566-6899 ext. M&M SEEDS has Certified #1 2011 306-287-3977, Watson, SK. 168. Newdale and CDC Copeland and CDC M&M SEEDS has Cert. #1 AC Shaw VB, Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377. Meredith, 99% germ. Book early. Cash dis- AC Goodeve VB, Vesper VB. All awnless WANTED: FOLEY BELSAW mill w/circular counts. 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. midge tolerant varieties. Book early. Cash blade run by PTO; Also mobile dimension FDN., REG., CERT., AC Metcalfe; CDC discounts. 306-258-2219, St. Denis, SK. saw. 250-675-3013, Sorrento, BC. Copeland; CDC Austenson; AC Ranger; CERT.#1 UNITY, WASKADA, Thrive and 2004 WOOD-MIZER LT70 portable, 4900 CDC Cowboy. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, Lillian wheat. Contact Shewchuk Seeds, hrs., c/w blade sharpener and spare parts, 306-668-4415. 306-290-7816, Blaine Lake, SK. TOP QUALITY CERT. alfalfa and grass $32,000. 250-318-4356, Kamloops, BC. CGF eTrade Cert. Tradition, 6 row, 98% CERT. GLENN, UNITY, Harvest, Utmost, seed. Call Gary or Janice Waterhouse g e r m . , 0 d i s e a s e . C o n t a c t M e r v Carberry, Pasteur seed wheat; Fdn. Vesper 306-874-5684, Naicam, SK. 1-800-667-6378, 306-221-0578, email wheat. We can deliver. Boissevain Select 717 - 43rd St. Seeds, 1-866-534-6846. E., Saskatoon, SK., S7K 0V7. ELIAS SCALES MFG., several different CERT. CDC MEREDITH, CDC Copeland, CERT. ULTIMA spring triticale, Cert. CDC ways to weigh bales and livestock; Plat- AC Metcalfe. Excellent quality. Call Oscar Baler forage oats, Cert. CDC Cowboy barform scales for industrial use as well, non- or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds ley, Cert. CDC Tucker peas. Can be blend“N EW CW AD ” electric, no balances or cables (no weigh Inc. Margo, SK. ed to your specification. Good germ, low Be st fo r yie ld ,d ise a se a nd e nd -u se . disease. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK. like it). Shipping arranged. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. CERT. METCALFE, CERT. Meredith, 99% Ca ll yo u rlo ca l S e e d G ro w e rRe ta ile r: 306-399-0040, germ., 0% fusarium Graminearum. Fraser A L BER TA Farms Ltd., 306-741-0475, Pambrun, SK. M A R K ER T S EED S CDC MEREDITH, CDC KINDERSLEY, Vulcan,AB .....................403-485-6708 reg., cert., high yield. Gregoire Seed Farms Ltd., North Battleford, SK. 306-441-7851, S A S K ATC H EW A N 306-445-5516, S M ITH S EED S CERTIFIED #1 HYBRID and open-pollinated canola varieties at great prices. Fenton Lim erick,SK ..................306-263-4944 Malt Barley/Feed Grains/Pulses Seeds, 306-873-5438, Tisdale, SK. C R A S W EL L S EED S L TD . best price/best delivery/best payment Strasbourg,SK ................306-725-3236 CERT. FOREMOST, Conventional canola, Canterra varieties. Contact Greenshields R O L O FA R M S L TD . Regina,SK........................306-543-5052 Seeds Ltd., Semans, SK., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336.

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TOEPFER INT. CERTIFIED: Sadash, Unity VB, VesperVB, Waskada, Stettler w/Superb seed quality. 306-445-4022, 306-441-6699 N.Battleford, SK.

HOME BUILT 2 SEATER snowplane, powered by rebuilt 350 Chev w/headers, RV cam, 4 barrel Edelblock carb w/HD gear reduction starter, 1.71 to 1 belt drive ratio. Good prop, c/w easy loading trailer, $9500. 306-257-4284, Allan, SK.

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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 CERT. GLENN, Carberry, Vesper VB, CDC Utmost VB, Infinity Red Spring wheats, Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377. Snowstar White wheat. Good germ, low WEIGH WAGONS, perfect for on-site plot CERT. #1 AC NEWDALE (2R), Legacy (6R). disease. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK., 2001 YAMAHA 700 SXR snowmobile, 7500 testing of grain yields. D&F Manufacturing 306-399-0040, Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. kms, $2500. 204-937-3290, Roblin, MB. Ltd., 204-746-8260, TOEPFER INT. CERTIFIED: AC Metcalfe, CERT. AC VESPER VB, AC Carberry, high CDC Copeland, CDC Meredith, CDC Aus- germ, low fusarium. Boyes Seeds, Kelvingtenson. Ph: 306-445-4022, 306-441-6699, ton, SK, 306-327-4980, 306-327-7660. N.Battleford, SK. CERT. #1 VESPER VB, Goodeve VB, CDC FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or Certi- Utmost VB, Harvest, AC Sadash (CSWS). fied CDC Meredith, CDC Kindersley, AC Fenton Seeds Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. Metcalfe, CDC Copeland, Legacy. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. NO DISEASE: Reg., Cert., high germ., midge tolerant Utmost, Goodeve, Unity. 306-368-2602. Waskada, fuserium tolerant; Lillian, sawfly resistant. Palmier Seed Farms, Lafleche, SK. 306-472-3722, CERT. STRONGFIELD, Cert. Verona durum, CERTIFIED AC SHAW VB, midge tolerant; 95% germ., 0% fusarium Graminearum. AC Unity VB, midge tolerant; AC Much400 Acre 315 Kg Modern Dairy Farm Double 12 Milking Parlour, Fraser Farms. 306-741-0475, Pambrun, SK m o r e ; C D C T h r i ve . A c e C r o p C a r e AFI Management 600 Stalls in Main Dairy 96 Calf Pens/Stalls. CERTIFIED CDC VERONA, 95% germ, 0.5% 306-831-8963, Rosetown, SK. 7 Bunker Silos, 7 Commodity Bays, 2 large round manure tanks. fusarium graminearum. Call Tez Seeds CERT. UNITY VB. Midge tolerant, exc. Inc., 306-378-7828, Elrose, SK. quality. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Nice 2 story home, 9 Bedrooms. Northland Seeds Inc, Margo, SK. REG., CERT. STRONGFIELD, CDC Verona Arthur/Listowel/Elmira Ontario Durum. Early booking and large order dis- REG., CERT #1 Shaw; CDC Utmost; Unity; Bart Veldhuizen counts. Visa or MC accepted. Seed treating Conquer; Carberry. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, Direct/Cell 519-859-9016 available. for more info. SK, 306-668-4415. Salesperson Royal LePage Office/Fax 519-848-2819\5792 306-530-8433, Lumsden, SK. RCR Realty FOUNDATION AND/OR CERTIFIED CDC | CERTIFIED AC TRANSCEND. Ace Crop Utmost VB and Lillian Wheat. Call Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236. Care 306-831-8963, Rosetown, SK.

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SEED TREATER. High capacity USC treater, demo unit, Model 4000, c/w SS chemical tanks. 519-683-6364, Dresden, ON.

CERTIFIED TAURUS, SORREL, Scorpion available. Van Burck Seeds, Star City, SK. 306-863-4377. CERT. 1 PRAIRIE Sapphire brown flax. Good germ. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK., 306-399-0040, CERTIFIED #1 CDC SORREL. Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. REG. CERT. CDC SORREL. Excellent quality. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland Seeds Inc, Margo, SK. CERT. PRAIRIE GRANDE. Call Greenshields Seeds Ltd. Semans, SK., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336. FOUNDATION RECONSTITUTED FLAX for sale, FP2141-12, 48 tons uncleaned, 7% moisture, all tests good. 306-493-2534, Delisle, SK. FOUNDATION RECONSTITUTED Flax. CDC Sorrel, Sanctuary, Bravo. Palmier Seed Farms, 306-472-3722, Lafleche, SK.

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. CDC IMVINCIBLE, CDC Impower, CDC Maxim, CDC Dazil. Early booking and large order discounts. Saskatoon, SK. Jeff 306-227-7867, FOUNDATION, REGISTERED, CERTIFIED CDC Redcliff and CDC Maxim CL. Craswell Seeds, Strasbourg, SK., 306-725-3236. CDC IMVINCIBLE, CDC Impower, CDC Greenland lentils. High germ., no disease. RoLo Farms 306-543-5052, Regina, SK. CERTIFIED CDC IMPOWER CL, CDC Dazil CL, CDC Redcliff, CDC Maxim CL. Fast Seed Farm, 306-463-3626, Kindersley, SK. CDC IMVINCIBLE SMALL green lentils, certified. Sean Miller, Avonlea, SK., 306-868-7822.

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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: 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. 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.


CERT. CDC IMPOWER and Improve Clearfield; Greenland; small red: Maxim and Impala. Palmier Seed Farms, Lafleche, SK 306-472-3722, CERTIFIED GREENLAND GREEN lentil. 306-867-7442 cell, Macrorie, SK.

COMMON DESI CHICK pea seed for sale. GRAIN MARKETING HEADQUARTERS. PASKAL CATTLE COMPANY at Picture No maples, disease and germ tested. Call Buyers of all grains. On farm pricing. Quick Butte, AB. is looking for feed barley. Call Tim at 306-868-4433, Avonlea, SK. payment assured. Call Cory 306-842-2406. Roxanne at 1-800-710-8803. LARGE KABULI CHICKPEAS 94% germ., Double Z Ag Sales, Weyburn, SK. FARMERS, RANCHERS 0% Ascochyta, 0% Botrytis, 0% Sclerotinia, SEED PROCESSORS 40 cents/lb., tested at Discovery Seed Labs. 306-642-7913, Assiniboia, SK.

CERT. #1 CDC Impala Clearfield Lentils. YEAR END SPECIAL: large kabuli chick Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438. peas, high germ and 0 disease. CDC IMPOWER, CDC DAZIL Clearfield len- 306-694-2981, Moose Jaw, SK. tils. Certified and Registered available. Call LARGE KABULI CHICKPEAS, 100% germ, Tez Seeds Inc., 306-378-7828, Elrose, SK. 92% vigor, .75% ascochyta. Call Don at CERTIFIED CDC RUBY, CDC Danzil, CDC 306-587-2647, Cabri, SK. Impower. Ace Crop Care 306-831-8963, BUYING YELLOW AND GREEN PEAS, all Rosetown, SK. grades, farm pickup. Naber Specialty Grains Ltd., 1-877-752-4115, Melfort, SK. email: CERT. CDC MEADOW, CDC TREASURE CALL SIMPSON SEEDS Inc. to book your yellow peas. Early booking and large order common chickpea , lentil and pea seed. discounts. Phone Jeff at 306-227-7867, Jamie or Trevor 306-693-9402, Moose Saskatoon, SK. Jaw, SK. CERTIFIED CDC ORRIN. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602. CLEANED COMMON SEED oats, green feed REG. CERT. COOPER. Excellent quality. and milling varieties at Lashburn plant or Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, Northland farm. 306-825-3245, Lloydminster, SK. Seeds Inc, Margo, SK. CERT. #1 CDC Meadow, CDC Prosper, CDC Acer (Maple). Fenton Seeds, Tisdale, SK., 306-873-5438 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 CERT. CDC MEADOW, CDC Bronco, CDC Golden and Agassiz yellow peas. High germ., no disease. Call RoLo Farms, 306-543-5052, Regina, SK. CERTIFIED CDC HORNET, CDC Patrick (green). Ace Crop Care 306-831-8963, Rosetown, SK. CERT. CDC ME ADOW, CDC Treasure. Greenshields Seeds Ltd., 306-524-2155, 306-524-4339, 306-746-7336, Semans, SK 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. CDC STRIKER GREEN peas, Certified, high germ, high yield. Palliser Plains Co-op, 306-759-7627, Tugaske, SK.

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WANTED: FEED GRAIN, barley, wheat, peas, green or damaged canola. Phone F D N . C E RT. C D C TO G O. Excellent Gary 306-823-4493, Neilburg, SK. quality. Call Oscar or Lee 306-324-4315, BUYING: FEED GRAINS, all types of Northland Seeds Inc, Margo, SK. screenings, damaged canola. Quick payBUYING CANARY SEED, farm pickup. ment. Call Joy Lowe or Scott Ralph at Call 1-877-752-4115, Naber Specialty Wilde Bros. Ag Trading 1-877-752-0115 or Grains Ltd. Email: 403-752-0115, Raymond, Alberta or email:

CUSTOM CLEANING AND bagging all types of mustard for seed or processing. Color sorting available. Also looking for low g r a d e m u s t a r d . C a l l A c ke r m a n A g 306-638-2282, Chamberlain, SK.

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.







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BESCO GRAIN LTD. Buyer of all varieties of mustard. Call for competitive pricing. Call 204-736-3570, Brunkild, MB. CERT. ANDANTE yellow mustard, Cert. Centennial brown, Cert. Cutlass oriental mustard. Treated or bare seed. Sorgard Seeds, Churchbridge, SK. 306-399-0040, email:

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

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CERT. PATRICK GREEN peas. Macrorie, SK, 306-867-7442 cell. WANTED: FEED/ OFF-GRADE Pulses and M&M SEEDS has Cert. #1 CDC Treasure tough, heated green oilseeds and also and CDC Meadow yellow peas, 99% germ. cereals. Prairie Wide Grain, Saskatoon, Book early. Cash discounts. 306-258-2219, SK., 306-230-8101, 306-716-2297. St. Denis, SK. LACKAWANNA PRODUCTS CORP. BuyTOEPFER INT. CERTIFIED seed available: ers and sellers of all types of feed grain CDC Meadow, CDC Striker, CDC Pluto, CDC and grain by-products. Call 306-862-2723, Tetris. Dun CDC Dakota and common ma- Nipawin, SK. ple peas. Other varieties on request. Ph: 306-445-4022 or, 306-441-6699, N.Battle- CONVENTIONAL and ROUNDUP READY corn seed. Call CanaMaize Seed Inc, ford, SK. email: 1-877-262-4046 or REG., CERT #1 CDC Meadow; CDC Treasure; CDC Maxim lentils; CDC Imvincible. Ardell Seeds, Vanscoy, SK, 306-668-4415. FOUNDATION, REGISTERED and/or Certified CDC Meadow, CDC Striker. Berscheid Bros Seeds, Lake Lenore, SK. 306-368-2602.





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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,

MILLING OATS, 94% germination, no wild oats or volunteers, 1 generation from certified. Call 780-387-6399, Wetaskiwin, AB.

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

CONVENTIONAL ARGENTINE CANOLA, 97% germ., 98% vigor. Battleford, SK. Phone 1-877-312-2839. WA N T E D : B O R AG E S E E D. P h o n e 403-280-0155, Delacour, AB.

• Wheat • Barley • Canola • Oats • Heated Canola * Dealer Cars *Producer Cars * Farm Pick-Up *Elevator Delivery * Futures Contracts Great Northern Grain Terminals Ltd is also looking for Agent Buyers throughout Western Canada Call Bruce - 780-482-1450 email - web -

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WANTED: LARGE yellow peas. Premiums offered. Ph 204-737-3002, St. Joseph, MB. LOOKING FOR BIN RUN HARVEST HRSW. Call 306-237-7726, Perdue, SK.

BUYING ALL FEED GRAINS Heated/spring Thrashed Light Weight/green/tough, Mixed Grain - Barley, Oats, Rye, Flax, Wheat, Durum, Lentils, Peas, Corn, Canola, Chickpeas, Triticale Sunflowers, Screenings Organics And By-products ✔ ON FARM PICK UP ✔ PROMPT PAYMENT ✔ LICENSED AND BONDED

SASKATOON - 1-888-522-6652 LETHBRIDGE - 1-888-516-8845 BARLEY WANTED: 48 lbs./ bu. or better. Delivery locations Eston and Viscount. Call Lee at 306-867-3046, 306-962-3992.

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

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

COMBINE DUAL KITS, IN STOCK JD STS kit w/ new 20.8-42 tires, $16,880; JD 94009600/10/CTS/CTS II kit w/ new 20.8-38 tires, $11,880; CIH 1680-2588 kit w/ new 20.8-38 tires, $13,900; CIH 8120 kit w/ 20.8 x 42 tires, $17,800; Clamp-on duals w/ new 18.4-38 tires, $4,300. Trade in your single for duals. Financing available. 1-800-667-4515.

OUTFITTING CAMP FOR SALE, Zone 62: WANTED: 20.8X34 tractor tires. Phone 16 bear, 23 white-tail deer, 8 moose tags, 204-773-2868, Russell, MB. 1 out-camp, incl. log cabins, pontoon boat, stands, diesel generator, etc. Located in northern Sask. Serious inquiries only. 306-547-5524, Preeceville, SK. BOX/PAN BRAKE, 8’ bends, 12 gauge, $5600; Also 16 gauge x52” stomp shear $1800, ACL lock former $1850, 50 amp plasma cutter $350. All new in stock in ReSHUR-LOK TRUCK TARPS and replacement gina, SK. Call Bob 306-536-3026. tarps for all makes of trucks. Alan, 306-723-4967, 306-726-7808, Cupar, SK. KENT-MOORE HD ENGINE COUNTER b o re c u t t i n g t o o l , $2800 OBO. TARPCO, SHUR-LOK, MICHEL’S sales, 204-648-7136, Ashville, MB. service, installations, repairs. Canadian company. We carry aeration socks. We FOR SALE 12’ 175 ton, mechanical press now carry electric chute openers for grain brake, Chicago, Dries and Krump, 208 or trailer hoppers. 1-866-663-0000. 600 V, 3 phase, c/w some tooling, in good working order. $10,000. Ask for Marc 306-721-7910, Cyclone Metals, Regina SK.

SOLID CORE ROUND alfalfa, alfalfa grass, greenfeed, grass, and straw. Delivered. TENDERS WILL BE received by the underCall 306-237-4582, Perdue, SK. signed until 5 PM, Feb. 11, 2013 for mowBROME ALFALFA HAY BALES. 450, ing approx. 100 miles of grass and weeds 2010 crop, hard core, no rain, 1500 lbs., on the Municipality’s roadsides during the 2013 maintenance year. Please provide $20 ea. Robin 306-690-6786, Mortlach, SK hourly rate for cutting. Lowest or any tenABOUT 250 ALFALFA/BROME round bales der not necessarily accepted. RM of Marfor sale, 2011 crop, no spray, cut early. quis No. 191, P.O. Box 40, Marquis, SK. Also brome and 2nd cut alfalfa. Call S0H 2X0. Fax: 306-788-2168. 306-861-7092, Weyburn, SK.

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HAY WANTED: BUYING good quality mixed and straight alfalfa, small and large square bales, semi loads. 920-588-7230, WANTED: CIH SERIES 9300 QUADTRAC Green Bay, WI. 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 CUSTOM BALE HAULING with 2 trucks and 204-825-2715, Pilot Mound, MB. 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 T RU C K L OA D J U S T A R R I V E D - U s e d 306-567-7100, Imperial, SK. 11R22.5, $75 and up; used 11R24.5, $90 CUSTOM BALE HAULING 17 years expe- and up, with rims - add $50. Also available 10R20’s and 11R20’s. Call Ladimer rience. Call 306-567-7199, Kenaston, SK. 306-795-7779, Ituna, SK. NET WRAPPED FIRST cut Alfalfa grass bales, feed analysis available. Call Bar D K, 306-563-4406, Canora, SK.

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WHEAT OATS AND BARLEY straw, 3x4 bales, $50/ton, will load, can deliver at extra cost. 306-771-4209, White City, SK. TRUCK MOUNT, bale picker mover, also cattle and bale scales. 306-445-2111, North Battleford, SK. ALFALFA, ALFALFA/GRASS and grass, big round bales, $60/ton, 2011 crop, feed test available. Call 306-375-7761, Kyle, 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. 1000 ROUND ALFALFA hay bales, 60/40 mix, 2012 crop, no rain, excellent quality, $100 ton. 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK. 1175 ROUND BALES, 350 bales are from 2011 crop, all with no rain. 403-575-0410, Coronation, AB. COMPLETE HAY HAULING and loading business for sale w/flax haul from central SK. or USA. 4- truck trains. 204-729-7297. 500 ROUND WHEAT/STRAW BALES, net wrapped, 900 to 1000 lbs. Call 780-878-4655, Ferintosh, AB. ALFALFA AND ALFALFA grass round bales, net wrapped, no downey brome, very few weeds. 306-478-2456, Mankota, SK.

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1000 ROUND BROME/ ALFALFA bales, 4 USED 30” TRACKS for STX Series 5x5. Call 306-842-4752, Weyburn, SK. Quadtrac. 306-231-9741 or 306-598-2118 BARG FARMS, Brooks, AB. Round barley eves., Annaheim, SK. straw and dryland grass mix hay bales. Call NEED SET OF TRACTOR TIRES? ECOSMARTE/ADVANCED Pure Water. for delivered price. Doug at 403-793-7461. Guarantee 99% pure no salts, chemicals, 520/85R42, Alliance or chlorine. 306-867-9461, BC, AB, MB, SK. HAY AND EQUIPMENT HAULING: Offer- New, ing hay and equipment hauling AB, SK, MB. Farm Pro, tubeless, set of 4 INLINE CHLORINATION SYSTEM for water Call for quote 780-872-0107, Kenaston, SK wells. Eliminates iron, staining, rotten egg FIRST CUT ALFALFA w/some weeds, ap- radials for $7,850. We take odor, algae, coliform bacteria, etc. No prox. 1600 lb. bales, no rain, $50/bale. trades. 1-800-667-4515. longer needed. Call: 780-963-4268, Stony 306-371-7382, 306-329-4780, Asquith, SK. Plain, AB. 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 306-631-7234, or 1500 ALFALFA CRESTED WHE AT net wrapped bales, no rain; Parting out JD 567 baler. Al 306-463-8423, Marengo, SK. APPROX. 500 ALFALFA mix round bales, 1100 to 1200 lbs., 2.5¢ per lb. Will load. 780-542-6142, Drayton Valley, AB. LARGE SQUARE 3x4 durum straw bales, $15 per bale. 306-631-8854, Moose Jaw, SK.

DRILL STEMS 2” and 3” for sale. Contact Jack 204-841-4045, Neepawa, MB. LINCOLN WELDER, authorized service facility. Rebuilding: welders, engines, magnetos, alternators, and starters. 306-387-6253, Lloydminster, SK. 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,

DOMINION DRILLING, 5” water wells, will be gravel packed, e-logged and screened. 25 yrs. experience drilling in SK. Also waOVER 1800 USED, some new construction ter well witching, well rehabilitation, well and agricultural tires off parted machines. deccommitioning and geotechnical drillCambrian Equipment Sales, 204-667-2867 ing. Email: call: 306-874-5559, cell: 306-874-7653 or PHOSPHATE - GYPSUM - COMPOST. or fax 204-667-2932, Winnipeg, MB. fax: 306-874-2451, Pleasantdale, SK. Delivered direct to your farm in truck load lots: phos and gyp OMRI approved for or8” STAINLESS STEEL well screen, 10 Miganic use. Contact: Bartzen Ag Supply Ltd. USED TIRES, 11x16, from $125; cron, unused; random lengths 8” to 24” di306-242-4553 or email: 18.4 x 38, from $950; 14.9x24, ameter steel pipe. Phone 306-445-5602, from $160 ; 16.9x24, from $690; North Battleford, SK. WANTED: MILLING TRITICALE, winter or spring type. Contact Norbert at Saskcan Parent, 204-737-3002, St. Joseph, MB.

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FOR INTEREST or career opportunities, JOBS, CAREERS, OPPORTUNITIES. take an online 8 week Renewable Energy Farm operators, drivers, mechanics. and Conservation course from Lakeland 306-466-2117, College. Courses include Geo Energy Exchange, Introduction to BioFuels, IntroEm ploym entOpportunity duction to Solar Power, Basic Energy PrinL AZY H TRAIL COM PAN Y L TD. ciples and many more. Earn a certificate or a diploma. W RAN GL ER/GUIDE 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527. W e re qu ire e xpe rie n c e d d e pe n d a b le , pro fe s s io n a l gu id e s to le a d 5-d a y APPLY TODAY to take Crop Technology at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus. b a c kc o u n try ho rs e b a c k pa c ka ge s in to the Your training includes involvement in the S o u th G ho s tre gio n , W e s to fC o c hra n e , AB. business side of the Student Managed This is a s e a s o n a l po s itio n fro m Farm- Powered by New Holland. Details at M a y u n til No ve m b e r. w w w. l a ke l a n d c o l l e g e . c a o r p h o n e Requ irem en ts : 1-800-661-6490, ext. 8527. • Gu id es w ill p o s s es s excellen tho rs em a n s hip U-DRIVE TRACTOR TRAILER Training, a n d co m m u n ica tio n s kills , n eces s a ry to 25 years experience. Day, 1 and 2 week p ro vid e b a s ic in s tru ctio n to o u r clien ts . upgrading programs for Class 1A, 3A and air brakes. One on one driving instructions. • 3 to 5 yea rs b a ckco u n try gu id in g exp erien ce in m o u n ta in o u s terra in w ill b e req u ired . 306-786-6600, Yorkton, SK. • Cu rren tF irs tAid Certifica te in clu d in g CPR. • F a rrier s kills w o u ld b e co n s id ered a n a s s et. FULL-TIME NANNY REQUIRED for two Pa y a n d Ben efi ts : children in SE SK. References please. W e offer c om p etitive ra tes ofp a y c om m ensura te 306-486-2277 or to q ua lific a tions a nd exp erienc e. 306-485-8688, Alameda, SK. Som e living a c c om m od a tion is a va ila b le. Res u m es to : T he Ra n ch M a n a ger LIVE-IN NANNY ON large ranch, SW SK., L a zy H T ra il Co . L td . provide care for 2 young children and PO Bo x 1840, housekeeping duties. 306-295-4138, East- Co chra n e, Alb erta . T 4C 1B7 end, SK. T el: 403 851 0074 F a x: 403 932 3630 E m a i lho: rs ea n d rid er@ l azyhtra i l m W e thank you for your applications,how ever only those FULL-TIME/PART-TIME HELP wanted candidates selected for interview w illbe contacted. on large grain farm located at Olds, AB. New equipment w/large heated workshop. HELP WANTED on a large mixed farm in Knowledge of Case/IH machinery and GPS SW SK. Experience w/cattle and running systems an asset. Safe work environment large equipment an asset. Hourly wage and competitive wages. Email resume $14 to $18 depending on experience. w/references to 306-264-3834, Kincaid, SK. or fax to: 403-556-1756. PROGRESSIVE SOUTHERN SASK. family LARGE MIXED FARM looking for motivated operated grain farm is looking for qualified fulltime employee. Experience w/livestock and reliable individual for year round full- and machinery necessary. 780-376-2241, time employment. We offer aggressive Strome, AB. wages and a respectful environment with GENERAL FARM LABOURER for our newer equipment and technology. Refer- 4000 acre contemporary grain farm ences required. 306-640-7373, Assiniboia, with current equipment. We are looking SK., email for a self-motivated exp. Farm Labourer. UNIQUE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Experience in all farm activities including offered to qualified individuals/families. driving trucks, tractors, and using farm We are a growing, vertically integrated, equipment an asset. Other duties would certified organic, working cattle ranch sup- be: machinery and building maintenance, plying clean food to high end retail stores. yard and farm work. Must be able to work We are leaders in animal welfare stan- with limited supervision. Would be willing dards and in sustainable agriculture at a to train. Valid driver’s license is required. significant scale - Western Ranching with a Position can be full-time or seasonal (neprogressive edge. Seeking steady, de- gotiable). 8 hrs. a day unless dictated by pendable, multi-task, energetic employees the season or weather. Some weekend in the following categories: -Ranch Manag- work is required. Wages $15-$20/hr. deers; Cowboy/ Cowgirl/ Range Riders. Gen- pending on experience and ability. Please eral Ranch Hands, fencing, machinery, contact Stan or Donna Yaskiw, Birtle, MB. haying, irrigation, etc. Carpenter, Handy- 204-796-1400, 204-842-5252. man, Mechanic. Individuals or working couples with children welcome. Self-moti- AARTS ACRES, a 2500 sow barn located vated, reliable, honest, hardworking are near Solsgirth, MB is seeking experienced non-negotiable traits. British Columbia, Breeding and Farrowing Technicians. The Canada, semi-remote locations. Interested successful applicant must possess the necparties reply in confidence with CV and essary skills, an aptitude for the care and references. We offer excellent compensa- handling of animals, good communication tion and benefit packages along with long skills and the ability to work as part of a term, stable employment. The Blue Goose highly productive team. Temporary and Cattle Company Ltd. #123 - 1305 Welch permanent housing available. For an appliSt., North Vancouver, BC, V7P 1B3, cation ph 204-842-3231 or fax resume to 204-842-3273. 604-980-9106,

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WANTED: FARM LABOURERS able to run farm equipment on cattle/grain farm. F u l l - t i m e wo r k ava i l a b l e . C a l l M i ke 306-469-7741, Big River, SK. BROADACRE: LARGE GRAIN farm located in Abernethy, Torquay and Grand Coulee SK. is seeking seasonal experienced farm equipment operators. Farm experience essential, driver’s required and class 1A an asset. Fax resume to 306-382-3337, email:, visit FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT ON grain farm near Starbuck, MB. Duties to assist in all aspects of grain farming including mechanical, welding and trucking. Class 1 license required or willing to obtain. For more info call Page Farms 204-735-2373 or 204-981-4234. SEASONAL FARM LABOURER HELP. Applicants should have previous farm experience and mechanical ability. Duties incl. operation of machinery, including tractors, truck driving and other farm equipment, as well as general farm laborer duties. $12-$18/hr. depending on experience. Contact Wade Feland at 701-263-1300, Antler, ND. FARM MANAGER/ LABOURER for our 4000 acre contemporary grain farm with current equipment. We are looking for a self-motivated experienced person to run our farm. Experienced in all farm activities including seeding, spraying, harvesting, etc., as required. Mechanical aptitude and welding skills considered assets. Applicant should have good communication skills and be able to manage one or more employees. Valid driver’s license is required. 9 hr. days except variations dictated by season, and weather, or job timeliness. Weekends off except when the farm work dictates otherwise. Position can be full-time or seasonal (negotiable). Wages $20-$30/hr. We would consider, for the right employee, help in getting started farming or a co-farming arrangement. Please contact Stan or Donna Yaskiw, Birtle, MB. 204-796-1400, 204-842-5252. HELP WANTED FOR 1800 acre grain farm, Apr. 15 through Oct. 31. $12-$18 per hr., depending on experience. 306-335-2777, Abernethy, SK. 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, POSITION AVAILABLE FOR full-time or semi-retired person, NS. Housing provided. Grain/cow operation located Rosedale, AB. Assets: Class 1 and cattle experience. Email resume to: Phone 403-823-9977. FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT on mixed farm operation, Innisfail (central AB). House and utilities included. Scheduled time off. 403-357-8487 or 403-227-6667.

DAIRY HERDSMAN WANTED. Good location near medium sized town with great fishing, hunting and golfing. Mail resume to: Box 3130, Nipawin, SK. S0E 1E0 or fax to 306-862-4279. Ph 306-862-7140.

SOUTHERN BC cow/calf 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, CUSTOM HARVEST HELP wanted for fencing, shoeing and starting colts. Fax 2013 USA harvest. Combine and truck resume to 250-545-7588, Coldstream, BC. drivers needed as well as grain cart opera- or email to tors, must have clean driving record. Full room and board provided plus wage. Apply WE CURRENTLY HAVE a full-time permaonline at nent position for a Ranch Foreman, to Goodridge, MN. work closely with the owner/manager. SEASONAL FARM LABOURER/HELP. Appli- Duties include all aspects of modern agricants should have previous farm experi- culture on a purebred livestock ranch. We ence and mechanical ability. Duties in- pasture 600 cow/calves plus yearling bulls clude, operating of machinery, including and heifers. We also run a back grounding tractors, trucks and other farm equipment, feedlot for bulls, that we annually sell in as well as other farm/labourer tasks. our bull sale the 1st week of February. We have a staff of 4 full-time people to make $16/hr. 306-634-4758, Torquay, SK. the ranch run smoothly. Cropping and hayFULL-TIME HELP ON grain farm, 30 miles ing is done on a small basis to provide forS o u t h o f R e g i n a , S K , at M i l e s t o n e . age for our livestock. We have modern 306-436-4418 or 306-436-2053. housing plus many benefits from medical to retirement. Our ranch is located 10 PERMANENT, FULL-TIME FARM/RANCH miles from town on a paved road. Lloydhand position avail. on irrigated ranch in minster offers many options for spousal southern interior of BC. Good opportunity employment. We provide a competitive for a motivated person. Accommodation monthly salary based on experience. Apply with separate yard. Fax resume with work with references, work history and drivers references to 250-446-2336, Rock Creek, abstract to: Bill and Sherry Creech, Hill 70 BC., or email: Quantock Ranch, Lloydminster, AB., T9V GENERAL FARM WORKER, March 1 to Dec. 3A8. Ph: 780-875-8794, fax: 780-875-8332 31, 2013, Bromhead, SK. Duties include or email: info @ operation of machinery, tractors, trucks, C&K HERMAN FARMS LTD. owns and operand other farm equipment, as well as gen- ates a grain farm north of Swift Current, eral farm labour duties. Applicants should SK. in the Leinan district. We are a hard have previous farm experience and me- working established business built on honchanical ability. $16/hr., 40 hours/wk. esty and integrity, striving for efficiency Contact Brent Kittelson 306-456-2877. and professionalism. Remaining true to FARM WORK OR HELP? We can help by our values and business model, we believe matching you to your next job or finding that our people remain the driving force your next employee. Call Tony at Ag Em- behind our success. We are looking for ployment at 403-732-4295 or fax resume that professional and passionate grain to: 403-732-4290. For website or info farmer seeking to pursue a career in agriculture. This individual will need a Class 1 email us at: license as well as the ability to operate and MID-SIZED GRAIN and cattle operation 60 maintain late model JD equipment. All miles SW of Edmonton, seeking a full time equipment has GPS and computer related farm worker with the skills and drive to programs. This team leader will be highly help maintain and grow our operation. motivated, a positive and progressive Able to work independently and in a team thinker with a humble attitude. All tasks environment under direction. Respon- will be completed with great care and atsibilities include but are not limited to, tention to detail. We offer an excellent equipment operation and maintenance, work environment and in return demand cattle feeding and handling and all related respect towards fellow employees, all tasks. Class 3 license required, Class 1 is property and family. Please contact Chad an asset. Must be willing to work long 306-741-7743, hours and weekends. $17 to $21/hr. de- or fax 306-773-3750. pendent on experience and abilities. Email resume to FULL OR PART-TIME help wanted on large grain farm. Housing provided. Have heated WANTED FULL-TIME WORKER for a 54x80 workshop. Mostly new equipment. grain/cattle operation, wages negotiable. Class 1A and mechanical skills an asset. Duties incl. running and maintaining mod- Competitive wages and a safe working enern equipment working with cattle. Farm vironment. Please call 306-224-4441, background an asset. Position is located fax/email resume to 306-224-4546 or near Drumheller, AB. Email resumes to: Corning, SK or fax to 403-823-9208. Phone 403-823-9222. MIXED GRAIN FARM in south central SK., GENERAL FARM WORKER, March 1 to Dec. looking for F/T position, accom. avail. 31, 2013, Vision Farms Corp, Weyburn, SK. 306-436-4511, 306-436-7703, Milestone. 1 seasonal job. Plant, cultivate, harvest crops. Service machinery and make in-field repairs. Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, 3 mo. experience required. $16/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Lana Schneider 306-842-3525.

PASTURE RIDER REQUIRED. Writing On Stone Grazing Association in Southern Alberta is seeking a Pasture Rider for the 2013 grazing season. Previous experience an asset! Call 403-647-7202 for more info, POSITION AVAILABLE, Cypress Hills, SK. or email resume to area. Background and yearling grasser opLOOKING FOR PEOPLE interested in riding eration. Modern facilities and equipment. feedlot pens in AB or SK, with above aver- Good working environment. Class 1 preage horsemanship skills, willing to train. ferred. Wages negotiable depending on Wages depending on qualifications, bene- experience. 306-295-4138, 306-295-7473. fits available.403-701-1548 Strathmore AB EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT ROWCROP required, seasonal part-time EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY near Moss- OPERATOR May 1st to Oct. 15. Mechanical bank, SK. for reliable self-motivated per- starting and Class 1A a must. Phone son interested in large grain farm opera- knowledge Riverhurst, SK, or email: tion. Applicant should be experienced in 306-353-4415, mechanics, operating large farm machinery and able to take on farm tasks indeEM P L OYM EN T OP P OR TU N ITY pendently. Class 1A an asset. Great wages available. Phone Mike 306-354-7822 or email: DAIRY HERDSMAN/MANAGER for modern 250 cow freestall dairy in Edmonton, AB. area. Responsibilities include AI, feeding, hoof-trim, milking. Minimum experience 2 years. For more information email Piet: HELP WANTED FOR GENERAL FARM duties on mixed farm. Grain and/or cattle farm background an asset. $15 plus per hour dependent on experience. Send resume to: phone/fax 306-895-4601, Paynton, 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, exc. wages. Fax resume 403-335-0086, call 403-335-3694. LOOKING FOR PROMOTION? Full-time farm operations foreman required on large grain farm near Regina. Competitive salary, benefits, bonus plan and housing avail. Email: Pense, SK.



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Ca ll 204- 748- 81 56 cell FARM EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS re- Em a il res u m es w ith ref eren ces to : quired for repair, maintenance and operad w a yn ed ra ke1 23@ gm a m tion of agricultural equipment. Base wage $20/hr. Experience and valid drivers’ license required. Fax resume to Dechant GRAIN AND CATTLE family farm, Central Alberta. Full-time position. Exp required in Farms Ltd., 780-836-7701, Manning, AB. both areas. Clean driver, Class 3 and weldPERMANENT FULL-TIME employee wanted ing an asset. Non-smoker. Wages, holidays for grain farm at Milden, SK. Farm experi- and bonus for hard working, self-starter. ence, and Class 1A. Competitive, nego- Email resume including ref. names and ph tiable wage. Fax resume: 306-935-2201, numbers to: ph Graham 306-935-4523, 306-831-7514. PASTURE RIDERS NEEDED at Connor BEEKEEPER’S HELPERS (4), for 2013 sea- Creek PGR near Barrhead, AB. May 1 to son May to Oct., $12-$15/hr depending on October 31. Housing and horse pasture experience. Contact Ron Althouse, supplied. Call 780-674-4121. 306-278-2747, Porcupine Plain, SK. ROSEMARY GRAZING ASSOC. requires a FARM LABOURERS WANTED: Includes Lease Rider starting April 2013. Housing room and board, other jobs may include provided, wages negotiable on exp. Mail carpentry and construction, will train. Ed- resume: Box 284, Rosemary, AB T0J 2W0. Call Leonard at 403-501-9333 for info. monton, AB. 780-902-2108, 780-920-7360

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

R M O F PO R CUPIN E #395 M O TO R GR AD ER /U TIL ITIES O P ER ATO R The RM o f Po rcu pin e #395 is lo cate d in No rth Eas te rn Sas katche w an . The Po rcu pin e RM is prim arily a farm in g co m m u n ity w ith 3 Ham le ts . Prio r e xpe rie n ce is pre fe rre d . Se as o n al e m plo ym e n t; jo b to co m m e n ce m id M arch – No ve m b e r,w ea ther determ ined. Ple as e in d icate e xpe rie n ce ,an d e m plo ye rs o n re s u m e . Clo s in g d ate fo rapplicatio n s is : FEBR U AR Y 7th, 201 3 @ 3:00 p.m . W ag e s n e g o tiate d b as e d o n pre vio u s e xpe rie n ce . Se n d re s u m e s to Bo x 1 90, Po rcu pin e Plain , SK S0E 1 H0. Pho n e : (306)278-2368 Fax: (306)-278-34 73 e m ail: rm 395@ sa sktel.n et


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(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 PRIME MOVER/MULCHER Operators Ace Vegetation is hiring Mulcher, HydroAx and Posi-Track operators. Class 1 license an asset. For details 780-955-8980. Send resume to: ACE at 2001 - 8th St., Nisku, AB., T9E 7Z1, fax: 780-955-9426 or email:

VEGETABLE PACKER NOC8611 AUSTRALIA’S COTTON HARVEST. Operators wanted for the upcoming cotton season starting mid to late Feb. 2013. Work will commence for approx. 6 months with opportunity for further work. Farm exp. would be an advantage. Food and accommodations supplied. Must work well with others and be eligible for a work Visa. Email or phone 011-61-429-455-126.

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

Competition: 2013-8611 Greenhouse vegetable packaging facility located in Redcliff, AB is accepting applications for full time packaging line workers – with additional duties relating to a packaging facility (receiving, sorting, sanitation). Physically demanding, bending, lifting, repetitive tasks, cold/hot work environment, extended standing. Steel toed foot wear required. Work references and criminal record check may be required. Shared accommodation available, $75.00 per week. Wage $11.00 per hour 40.0 hour week.

Red Hat Co-operative Ltd. 809 Broadway Ave. E. Redcliff, AB T0J 2P0 Fax: (403) 548-7255 e-mail: P lease apply for the job in the m anner specified,failure to do so m ay result in your application not being properly considered for the position

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC, experienced in hydraulics, diesel engines, prime movers, tracked vehicles, as well as, spray equipment. This is an opportunity for field and shop work. Please send resume by email to: or, by fax to: 780-955-9426 or, send it by mail to: ACE, 2001- 8 St. Nisku, AB. T9E 7Z1.

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. EM PLO Y M EN T O PPO RTUN ITY

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Seasonal G rader O perator/M ow ers The successfula pplica nts w ill: • co m m u n ica te a n d in tera ct w ith the pu blic in a co u rteo u sa n d pro fessio n a lm a n n er • be a ble to w o rk w itho u t co n sta n t su pervisio n in a sa fe a n d pro ficien t m a n n er • po ssessa va lid d riverslicen se • prefera bly po ssessexperien ce o pera tin g eq u ipm en t,in clu d in g bu t n o t lim ited to gra d er,tra cto r w ith m o w ero rpa ckers,etc. RM isw illin g to tra in the rig hta p p lica n t. Em plo ym en t to sta rt April15,w ea ther d epen d en t.Sea so n a lw o u ld co n tin u e u n tilO cto ber31,2013 o rla ter d epen d in g o n a va ila bility a n d n eed . Plea se fo rw a rd resum e including 3 references a nd w a ge expecta tio ns by N o o n Februa ry 6th to : R.M .o fM a n ito u La ke N o .4 4 2 Bo x 6 9 M a rsd en ,S K S 0M 1P0 Pho n e:(3 06 ) 826 -5 215 Fa x:(3 06 ) 826 -5 5 12 Em a il:rm 4 4 2@ sa sktel.n et 8 SERVERS NEEDED. Full-time year round work, split shifts and weekends, $10 to $11.50/hr. plus tips. Positions available May 1st, 2013. Greets and seats patrons, takes and serves orders, accepts payments. Must have positive attitude, good use of memory, 19 or older, and speaks fluent English. Previous experience an asset but willing to train. Apply to 112 North Railway St. East, Box 480, Warman, SK, S0K 4S0, or 5 EXPERIENCED COOKS required, full-time year round shift work plus weekends, $11-$13 per hour. Positions available May 1st, 2013. Minimum 2 years experience preparing meals in restaurants and/or culinary degree. Apply to 112 North Railway St. East, Box 480, Warman, SK, S0K 4S0 or

E M P L OYM E NT OP P OR TUNITY The R.M . of W aw ken N o. 93 is currently accepting applications for a

Full–Tim e G rader O perator Experience and Valid Drivers License N ecessary. W ork to startA pril1,2013 Please subm itA pplication/Resum e w ith references,experience & salary expected to: The RuralM unicipality of W aw ken N o.93 Box 90,W aw ota,SK S0G 5A0 Phone:(306)739-2332 Fax:(306)739-2222 Em ail:rm A pplications m ust be received by 4:00 p.m . February 13,2013.

M O W ER O PERATO R/ GEN ERAL UTIL ITY PERSO N N EL The Ru ral M u nicip ality ofBig A rm ,N o. 2 51 is accep ting ap p lications for M ow er O p erator/G eneral U tility p ersonnel. Experience w ith fa rm m a chinery w ould be a n a sset. A va lid d river’s license is required . Sa la ry com m ensura te w ith experience. Plea se forw a rd resum e sta ting experience,references a nd sa la ry expected to:

R .M .ofB ig A rm ,N o.2 51 P.O .B ox 10 Sta lw a rt,SK S0G 4R 0 F a x: (306) 9 63-2 405 O nly th ose conta cted w illbe interview ed A p p lica tion d ea d line is 4:00 p .m .on F rid a y,F ebru a ry 8 ,2 013


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 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.

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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.


Applica ntm ustha ve: • exten sive kn o w led ge in m a n a gin g ro a d co n stru ctio n pro jects • excellen t lea d ership/su perviso ry skills • stro n g o rga n iza tio n a lskills • va lid d river’slicen se

FullTim e Gra d er/Eq uipm ent Opera to r

The grader/equipm entoperator position is full-tim e year round w ith a very good benefits package. Experience operating heavy equipm entw ould be an asset; m usthave a valid driver’s licence. W e are w illing to fully train the right individual.M usthave a w illingness to follow directions,w ork w ellw ith others,and be unsupervised. ExcellentK-12 Schoolin a w ellestablished progressive and grow ing com m unity.   Ifyou are focused on personal grow th and have a w illingness to reach your fullpotential;this career opportunity could be w hatyou have been looking for!    Subm itapplications w ith references and expected salary to: R.M . of G ull Lake N o. 139 1184 Conrad A venue Box 180,G ull Lake,SK  S0N 1A 0 O r Fax: (306) 672-3879

OILFIELD SERVICE COMPANY in Elk Point, AB. is looking for Class 1 and 3A drivers. Oilfield experience an asset but not necessary. Willing to train. Running newer equipment with competitive wages and benefits. Call Cody at 780-645-0040, or fax resume to 780-724-4924.

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.

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EXPERIENCED EXCAVATOR OPERATORS M u st have Valid H2S Alive an d Fir st Aid as w ell as a valid Dr iver s Licen se. C om petitive W ages an d ben ef its,an d RRSP plan . Please su bm it r esu m es to m on ika @ w r a n gler r en t a or f ax 780 9 80 1381

SERVICE MANAGER required for a Massey Ferguson dealership, 35 min. from Saskatoon, SK. in a full service community with a K to 12 school. This position offers a health plan, competitive wages and a newer shop. Journeyman status not required. Plea se fo rw a rd resu m e in clu d in g Mechanical aptitude as well as exceptional referen cesa n d expected w a ge to : PROPERTY MANAGER: Skeena Meadows computer, people and organizational skills Wildlife preserve is looking for a full-time a necessity. Fax resume to: 306-237-4466, RM O F M AN ITO U LAK E N O .4 4 2 Property Manager to maintain and develop email to: BO X 6 9 its 685 acre property on the banks of the M ARS DEN ,S K S 0M 1P0 Skeena River in Hazelton, BC. The job will entail raising, hay, pheasants, dogs, cattle O R FAX TO :(3 06 ) 826 -5 5 12 and maintaining six luxury tents for O R EM AIL TO :rm 4 4 2@ sa sktel.n et guests. Semi retired welcome. This is a hands on management position. Contact The mechanical drafter/designer will be responsible to work in conjunction with the ALL APPLICATIO NS ACCEPTED IN design team and plant manager to produce required drawings for projects. The CO NFIDENCE. candidate will bring effective practical design and drafting skills to consistently PO STING W ILL REM AIN O PEN UNTIL A deliver quality drawings in an accurate and timely manner. The position will include SUITABLE APPLICANT IS FO UND. SEASONAL GRADER OPERATOR The thef ollowing: RM of Val Marie No 17 invites applications • Understand and implement project scope of work and design specifications for each for the position of Grader Operator for the Fa rm Eq uipm ent 2013 season. The position is full-time, paid project hourly. Duties to commence when the Opera to rs • Project coordinator to work with our customers, design, and field teams 2013 road season begins. Previous road R eq ui red • Develop and produce accurate drawings for projects while following company design maintenance experience and ability to opP erm a n en t fu ll tim e & sea son a l p osition s standards and maintain existing drawings and documentation erate heavy equipment is preferred, howloca ted 45 km sou th of R egin a ever, we will consider training someone Build and maintain cut lists and bill of materials for fabrication process • for the position. A valid Class 5 drivers liLloydminster, AB Ca n d id a tes m u s t ha ve exten sive • Liase with fabrication shop, field personnel, purchasing, and third party’s to ensure cense is required. This position will be exper ien ce in the oper ation an d Requires accuracy/quality of final products open until a suitable applicant has been m ain ten an ce of m oder n tr actor s,air dr ills, found. Please send applications to the: RM 5 Service Rig Derrick Hands • The candidate will be competent in the use of AutoDesk Inventor/AutoCAD, MS office. com bin es,an d G PS. 1 A licen ce is r equ ir ed. @ $29.50/hr – 40 hrs/wk and of Val Marie No 17, Box 59, Val Marie, SK Experience with 3D modeling an asset C an didates m u st be able to w or k S0N 2T0. Email: Fax: 12 Service Rig Floor Hands • The individual should be a design & drafting technology graduate with 3-5 years of 306-298-2224. Phone 306-298-2009. in depen den tly an d in a gr ou p @ $27.00/hr – 40 hrs/wk, for experience, and have strong analytical and problem solving skills, commitment to quality, en vir on m en t. work in the Lloydminster area. BEEKEEPERS WANTED for 2013 season. 2 accuracy and thoroughness. M echa n ica l tr ain in g w ill be positions available, experience necessary. Please fax resume to Nuvision Industries is a field leading Material Handling/Agricultural/Industrial $11.25/hr. Fax: 306-937-2095, email Stucon sider ed an asset. 780-871-6908 art: Battleford, SK. manufacturer based in Carseland, Alberta servicing Western Canada. W ell Ab o ve in du str y or email: Nuvision will provide competitive compensation package for the successful candidate. stan dar d w age & ben ef its. CLEARWATER LAKE REGIONAL Park vites applications for a park manager and a Please submit resume to sen d r esu m e to: store manager lease contract. For informaL ekivetz Fa rm s , G r ay,Sask tion contact Karen Sander 306-859-4804 em ail: lekivetzf a rm s @ s a s ktel.n et or Barb Pierce 306-375-2477. Deadline for applications: Feb. 15th, 2013. Submit ref ax: (306) 738-4428 sumes to: Clearwater Regional Park, Box AGRICULTURAL COLLATERAL INSPEC- 327, Kyle, SK., S0L 1T0 TION and Appraisals. Ag background required. Training course available. Call 1-800-488-7570, Twin Falls, ID or visit AS S I S TAN T F OREM AN / F OREM AN TRAI N EE


GRADER/ LOADER OPERATOR: RM of Happyland No. 231, with office located in the progressive community of Leader, SK. is now accepting applications for the position of a permanent seasonal Grader/ Loader Operator. Duties include operating a motor grader, loader and any other duties assigned by Council. A valid driver’s license is required and a Class 1A license would be an asset. Applications stating experience, salary expected, and 3 references will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Mon., February 11, 2013. Applications, marked “Grader/ Loader Operator” can be forwarded to: RM of Happyland No. 231, Box 339, Leader, SK. S0N 1H0. Fax: 306-628-4228, email The RM wishes to thank all who applied, however, only those individuals with interviews will be contacted. Should you have any further questions please contact Tim at 306-628-3800.

This is a Perm anent position. D efinite A ssets: Experience in m unicipal environm ent; G rader/U tility equip operator; A 1 D river & C hem ical sprayer licenses; G rader & Equip. Safety certification. W orking know ledge of road m aintenance & construction; Equipm ent operations and basic m echanical aptitude.M ust hold V alid C lass 5 driver’s. S ubm it a com plete resum e stating experience, qualifications, references and salary expected: R M of N ew com be N o.260 B ox 40 G lidden, SK S0L 1H 0 Fax: 306-463-4748 Ph:306-463-3338 Em ail:rm 260@ Enquires to:D arrell306-463-3339 or M onica 306-463-3338

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WATER TRUCK and Floater Truck Drivers needed for Conklin, Alberta area. Phone: 780-232-6848, Edmonton. 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.

BOWLINE CARRIERS LTD requires imediately Class 1 Drivers. We offer above average wages, exc. company benefits and scheduled time off. Accomodations will be provided. Super B deckwork experience preferred. Oilfield exp. an asset. Mandatory drug screening. No phone calls!! Please fax resume with drivers abstract and references to 780-957-3338, DeBolt, AB. CLASS 1 OILFIELD DRIVERS NEEDED. Home every night - 9 on, 3 off shift, assigned truck, no two week holdback on pay, $85,000+ per year. Bill McColman Oilfield Hauling, Brooks, AB. Phone: 403-362-6707 or fax: 403-362-7822, email:

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WANTED: FULL-TIME TRUCK driver to haul cattle, grain and bales. Must also be willing to operate farm equip. on a seasonal basis. Contact Lee at Primrose Livestock. Email or call cell 306-867-3046, Eston, SK.

KMK SALES LTD. We are looking for a full-time Parts Technician. This position includes all aspects of ordering, selling, and maintaining a large inventory of agricultural and recreational parts. Individual must be well organized, self-motivated, and driven to serve customer needs. Knowledge in the area of farming and basic computer skills would be great. Previous parts experience would be preferred, but we are willing to train the right person. Competitive wages, RRSP, and benefit package. Please apply in person to Ian at Hwy 20 South Humboldt, SK. or fax 306-682-4470.

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BRANDON — Farmers don’t need to worry much about a recurrence of last year’s aster yellows outbreak that significantly reduced canola yields. The outbreak was brought on by unusual south w inds car r ying unusually infected bugs, conditions that don’t prevail in most years. “ It ’s n o t l i k e o u r b l a c k l e g o r sclerotinia that we know we’re going to see every year. This is something we might or might not see,” Canola

Council of Canada agronomist Angela Brackenreed said in a presentation during Manitoba Ag Days. “Blackleg and sclerotinia are probably more important to be putting our time and research dollars into.” The 2012 aster yellows outbreak was caused by “waves of leafhoppers that moved in from the U.S.,” Manitoba Agriculture pest specialist John Gavloski said at St. Jean Farm Days. “It wasn’t so much the overwintering leafhoppers,” he said. “Really, the problem was the waves of leafhoppers.”

Aster yellows is caused by a disease carried by the aster leafhopper. The insect feeds on plants that then get infected with the disease, causing pods to become sterile and often shriveled, purplish and paddleshaped. Gavloski said waves of leafhoppers began appearing in the southern United States in early April. They were found in South Dakota in early May and soon in North Dakota as well. They appeared in Manitoba in late May and were soon found in many parts of Manitoba and Sas-

katchewan. The tiny insects are carried large distances by the wind, and under the right conditions can easily move from the southern U.S. to the Canadian Prairies. The conditions were right all summer, with repeated waves bringing in new infected bugs. The insects were also highly infected with the aster yellow disease. Usually only one to four percent of aster leafhoppers have the disease, but in 2012 it was 12 percent and higher. Brackenreed said that makes it diffi-

cult to control by insecticide spraying. Anecdotal evidence suggests fields with many grassy weeds had greater problems than clean fields. Brackenreed said the disease and insect can overwinter in grassy weeds, so getting rid of those is one possible way to lower the risk of an outbreak. He said aster yellow outbreaks can be underestimated because sometimes only one of three or four infected plants shows visible signs. That means a field that appears to have a 10 percent infection rate could have 30 to 40 percent.


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BRANDON — Extensively spraying fields when crop-eating bugs are first seen might be costing farmers 10 to 15 percent of their canola yield. And that’s just from killing honeybees. It doesn’t account for damage done to parasitic flies, wasps and other insects that prey on crop pests. “If you’re not at that economic threshold, you may be throwing away money,” agronomist Angela Brackenreed of the Canola Council of Canada said during Ag Days in Brandon. “We had reports of really high numbers of beneficials this year.” John Gavloski, a bug specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, said during St. Jean Farm Days that farmers have told him their advisers have urged them to include an insecticide as a tank mix when they spray for blackleg. He said that is bad advice. “If you are tank-mixing in an insecticide because it is cheap, you may be reducing your overall yield by 10 to 15 percent ( because of honeybee deaths), plus you’re killing off beneficial insects like parasites,” he said. “Don’t do it because it is cheap.” Gavloski is part of a project studying natural, parasitic control of cutworms. A number of insects will infect, parasitize or eat cutworms, so their presence eventually helps crush outbreaks. However, insecticides kill them along with the crop pests. Gavloski said diamondback moths weren’t a big problem for the past two years partly because of the massive numbers of parasites that prey on the pest. Eighty percent of diamondback larvae were parasitized in some fields surveyed in 2011. Viruses and fungi are also effective curbs on bad bugs. Gavloski said farmers should get a good assessment of their problem bugs before they choose to spray so that they don’t overreact. Zebra caterpillar outbreaks, which look much like bertha armyworm outbreaks, often occur just in clumps and are not widely spread in a field. Brackenreed urged farmers to stick closely to threshold levels so that they are not doing more harm than good with insecticide spraying.






EU report raises concerns about insecticides Honeybee health | Report claims certain seed treatments pose an ‘acute risk’ BY JEFFREY CARTER FREELANCE WRITER & REUTERS NEWS AGENCY

DRESDEN, Ont. — Canadian Honey Council directors say there is no firm connection between neonicotinoid seed treatments for canola and honeybee problems, but new reports from the European Union suggest otherwise. The reports listed three insecticides widely used in seed treatments — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam —as “acute risks” when canola, corn and cereal crops are planted. In addition, acute risks were associated with the nectar and/or pollen of canola grown with seed treated with either imidacloprid or clothianidin. Responding to the reports released by European Food Safety Authority Jan. 15, the European Commission said it was ready to take the necessary steps if the findings are confirmed. That raises the prospect of EU-wide restrictions on the use of the products. Honey council directors Kevin Nixon of Alberta, Bryan Ash of Manitoba and Calvin Parsons of Saskatchewan say more research is needed. “There is concern. There has been no identified incident directly related to the use of neonicotinoids out West yet,” Nixon said. “I’ve seen hives progress very well in canola and I’ve seen hives sort of stagnate.” Nixon also said long-term, sublethal effects on honeybees are a possibility. “We don’t want to jump to any conclusion on that. I don’t want to say it’s

not a possibility,” he said. The EFSA reports listed only acute risks to honeybees. A lack of data was cited for the failure to reach conclusions on long-term risks and risks to other pollinators. Parsons said canola is not as good for honey production as it used to be, but that may have nothing to do with neonicotinoids. However, he said he feels there’s cause for concern. “The scientific evidence against neonics around the world has been overwhelming.” Neonicotinoid seed treatment became a hot topic in Canada after widespread bee kills were reported in Ontario last spring. A senior science adviser with Canada’s Pest Management Review Agency told beekeepers attending the Ontario Beekeepers Association meeting in November that the seed treatment insecticides appear to have contributed to at least some of the losses. The PRMA and the US Environmental Protection Agency are reevaluating the three neonicotinoids. Bayer CropScience makes clothianidin and imidacloprid, while Syngenta makes thiamethoxam. Bayer said in a statement it did not believe that the EFSA’s findings altered the conclusions of previous EU assessments of its products, which found no unacceptable risks. “It is very important that any political decision relating to registrations of neonicotinoid-containing products should be based on clear scientific evidence of adverse effects of the affected products under realistic conditions of use,” the statement said.


Criticism follows chicken scare SHANGHAI, China (Reuters) — Just weeks after Chinese authorities c l e a re d Yu m B r a n d s I n c . a n d McDonald’s Corp. of charges they had served chicken laced with excessive chemicals, local media are attacking the iconic American firms, while barely reporting on the chances of Chinese restaurants selling similar meat. The official Shanghai Daily, citing a report from the central government’s news portal, said last week that one of China’s largest suppliers to McDonald’s and Yum’s KFC had bought sick chicken from farms and sold them to the food outlets, a claim a local government in the central province of Henan said was untrue after a preliminary investigation. Chinese newspapers and websites have also criticized some domestic firms, but industry experts say multinationals are hotter targets given the

high profile of their brands. “KFC and McDonald’s get media attention because they’re the biggest fast-food chains in China. Everyone knows them and everyone talks about them,” said Tan Xiaoxue, a reporter at Inc.’s news portal. In the latest chicken scare case, quoted an unidentified official at Doyoo Group — which sells chicken to KFC and McDonald’s, plus employees at Doyoo’s suppliers, as saying chicken that fell ill were slaughtered and shipped to fast food restaurants including the two American giants. How e v e r, t h e g ov e r n m e nt o f Doyoo’s home city Hebi said it had found no evidence of this in a preliminary probe, and authorities were looking into the case more closely. In response to the report, Yum’s China unit said it will closely monitor the situation.

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U.S. scientist rejects anti-glyphosate claims Different views | Iowa State University professor challenges findings that link glyphosate to diseases BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU

It’s safe to say that Don Huber, a retired plant pathologist from Purdue University, is popular among activists who believe genetically modified crops and glyphosate poison plants and humans. For years, Huber has waged a war against glyphosate, claiming the world’s most popular herbicide increases the likelihood of plant diseases, eradicates beneficial organisms in the soil and immobilizes micronutrients inside plants. He also claims that consuming g l y p h o s at e - t re a t e d c ro p s h a s increased rates of celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, obesity and diabetes. However, after Huber’s arguments became gospel in parts of the online universe, scientists such as Bob Hartzler from Iowa State University realized they had to respond. Hartzler supports alternatives to herbicides to control weeds, but agreed a few years ago to review the science surrounding glyphosate. “The Iowa Department of Agriculture was concerned that if this (negative) talk continued to build up, that CONTINUED ON THE NEXT PAGE


Bob Hartzler, agronomy professor at Iowa State University, says there is little merit to the argument that glyphosate causes diseases in genetically modified crops. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO

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the exports of corn and soybeans from Iowa could be impacted,” the weed scientist said about why he wrote a paper that counters some of the critical claims surrounding glyphosate. Hartzler, who spoke at Ag Days in Brandon Jan. 17, attempted to answer three questions during his talk: does glyphosate increase the risk disease in GM crops, how does glyphosate interact with micronutrients in GM crops and how does glyphosate affect micro-organisms in the soil. Hartzler said he’s an unlikely defender of glyphosate because other scientists view him as a tree hugger. His personal motto on his Iowa State website reflects his perspective: “It takes more than herbicides to keep a good weed down.” Hartzler agreed with Huber that there is a link between glyphosate and disease in plants. “It’s well documented, in plants susceptible to glyphosate, if you expose a plant … that increases the risk of disease developing in that plant,” he said. Plants release toxic compounds called phytoalexins when exposed to a pathogen. Much like antibodies in humans, phytoalexins combat pathogens that can cause disease. Hartzler said studies have shown that glyphosate suppresses phytoalexin production in plants. However, the herbicide doesn’t restrict phytoalexin response in GM crops. Consequently, applying glyphosate to GM crops doesn’t amplify the risk of plant disease. A paper published by scientists at Purdue, where Huber is a professor emeritus, supports Hartzler’s assertion. “Despite the potential for herbicides to increase disease levels in certain plants, plant pathologists have not observed a widespread increase in susceptibility to plant diseases in glyphosate-resistant corn and soybean,” wrote Kiersten Wise, a field crop pathologist and co-author of the paper. “We’ve done a lot of research on this and we continue to find that there isn’t a link,” she said from her office at Purdue. In their paper, Wise and her colleagues noted there is little merit to claims that GM crops and extensive glyphosate use have caused plant disease levels to skyrocket over the last 15 years. The Purdue researchers said anoth-


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er explanation is that biotech companies develop varieties and hybrids that maximize yield, and disease resistance is not always a priority trait. As a result, the risk of widespread disease problems can increase. Regarding soil micro-organisms, Hartzler said glyphosate does harm a percentage of the biota in the soil, but that doesn’t mean the herbicide eradicates all life there. “Studies have shown, very clearly, that there isn’t a decrease in the amount of microbial activity in the soil (due to glyphosate),” he said. “Some people have portrayed that glyphosate is creating this wasteland where all the microbes are being killed off…. The research doesn’t support that.” However, he said glyphosate does allow certain organisms to thrive in the soil, including the fungi that causes fusarium head blight.

I think the majority of plant pathologists say there’s nothing (to this). BOB HARTZLER IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

University of Missouri research has demonstrated that applying glyphosate to soybeans increases the amount of fusarium around the plant’s roots. A certain species of fusarium causes sudden death syndrome (SDS), a fungal disease in soybeans. Hartzler said that despite the spike in root colonization, scientists haven’t demonstrated a link between glyphosate and an increase in the occurrence of SDS.


As for micronutrients, researchers have speculated that glyphosate tolerant soybeans and corn are vulnerable to manganese deficiencies. The idea is that glyphosate ties up manganese in the corn and soybean plants, which can cause yield loss and reduce the concentration of manganese in the silage fed to animals. He said glyphosate can bond with manganese ions in plants, but it’s unlikely the herbicide will impact manganese levels because there aren’t enough glyphosate molecules to tie up all the manganese. The concentrations of metal ions are 10,000 to 100,000 times higher than glyphosate concentration, he added. “So even if every glyphosate molecule tied up a manganese ion, the majority of those metal ions would still be available in the plants.” As well, he said concentrations of

metal ions in the soil are significantly larger than the amount of glyphosate applied, so it’s doubtful it could significantly reduce manganese levels in the soil. Hartzler was asked after his presentation if Huber’s view that glyphosate is a serious threat represents a fringe perspective in the scientific community. “I think so,” he said. “I think the majority of plant pathologists say there’s nothing (to this).” Wise agreed, saying plant pathologists at Purdue have investigated the connection between glyphosate and plant disease but failed to find enough evidence to support Huber’s case. Plant pathologists at Huber’s university really don’t discuss the topic, she said. “It’s not something that we debate. It’s not hotly debated or contested among the field crop pathology group.”

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Double disc drill leaves past in the dust 75 foot frame | Fresh technology cures those old disc drill ills BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Older farmers remember the field downtime, perpetual greasing and bearing replacement and some swear they never want to see another disc drill as long as they live. However, Kim Hartman said it’s time to put the past behind us. The owner of K-Hart Industries in Elrose, Sask., thinks every bearing on a modern disc drill should last the lifetime of the drill. Hartman, who debuted his new 75-foot double disc drill at the Crop Production Show in Saskatoon earlier this month, said replacing bearings on any modern disc drill is no longer acceptable. “So, I buy special bearings that will last the lifetime of the drill,” he said. “If you grease them according to recommendations, they’ll last as long as you.” He said the design of the 75-foot G e n I I t w o - row f ra m e i s f re s h because the drill carries more weight than the Gen I. The new frame is in response to farmer requests for a bigger canola drill. “We have guys buying our disc drills specifically for their canola because they follow the ground so well,” he said. “Now, I don’t want people thinking the double disc drill is just for canola. Guys use it for all their other crops, too. We needed this bigger heavier Gen II frame for a couple of reasons. We’re selling a lot of mid-row banders, so we needed a frame that has space for them and can carry that much additional weight. Plus, the Gen II folds up a lot nicer than the Gen I.” He said seed placement is excellent with this combination of frame and openers, but building a 75-foot frame comes with different challenges than does a 40 or 60 foot drill. Hartman said the top slung hitch makes it easier to install the mid-row fertilizer banding coulters. The Gen II now uses hydraulics for the fore/aft levelling adjustments, saving time when changing seeding depth. The powder-coated frame is four by six by 3/8 inch box tubing. The Gen II is available in a three-section, 34-foot frame, up to a five-section, 74-foot frame. Hartman’s new 4612 parallel link, double disc openers, designed specifically for the Gen II frame, are based on 25 years of seeding system analysis. “We’ve evolved through a lot of openers since the old 2612 series,” he said. “The 4612 is the culmination of everything we’ve learned over the years. We took all the neat features from previous series and incorporated them into the 4612.”

ABOVE: The new K-Hart double disc drill has a substantially heavier frame. It supports the fertilizer banders and the additional size of the machine, providing a solid base for the precision openers. LEFT: Kim Hartman believes that drill bearings should be a lifetime affair. | KIM HARTMAN PHOTOS

The opener trip mechanism allows for 10 inches vertical travel. Six pressure settings from 120 to 800 pounds can be selected without using tools. Without tools, packers are set to set establish seeding depth in half inch increments. In the working position, the packer rests against an adjustable cam stop that provides positive disc depth control. When the opener rides up over a rock, the packer is spring loaded in the opposite direction so it stays on the ground to maintain packing pressure. Packer force is adjustable from 20 to 150 lb. Disc size is 16 inches across most of the frame and 17 inches on the openers that follow the path of the tractor’s tires. Right and left hand disc geometry is designed to ensure that the drill tracks squarely. “Crop Production was the first time we’ve publicly shown the new midrow banding kits. They’re 100 percent K-Hart built,” Hartman said. “We have a separate linkage system running in front of the double disc

openers. We now have hydraulics so you can lift the whole coulter bar for those fields where you don’t need it.” K-Hart mid-row coulters and double disc openers have spring loaded trip mechanisms as standard equipment, but they are engineered so individual hydraulic cylinders can be installed. “But most of our customers told us to stay with springs only,” he said. “People are concerned about leaking hoses and high maintenance costs with hydraulics. So we kept the springs.” Hartman said 1,500 lb. of slicing power makes the 1600 series fertilizer coulters the most powerful in the industry. They also have the fewest moving parts. “They have a unique linkage system that acts much like parallel linkage,” he said. “When the blade hits a rock and rises up out of the soil, the fertilizer attachment stays in the ground and continues dispensing fertilizer at the same depth.” The mid-row banding system is suitable for granular, liquid or anhy-

drous. The 1600 series has five coulter options. Hartman installed large, 206, double row ball bearing units in all hubs. He said the 206 is better than the lower-cost tapered 204 and 205 bearings he sees in most other disc drills. Salford is the only other manufacturer he knows of with 206 bearings. “This year, we’ve taken it one step further. The inner race and two outer seals are stainless steel,” he said. “We have triple seals on both sides, but it still has a greasable nipple. You should grease it once a year, probably at the end of seeding. You can pump grease into those nipples all day long and you will not hurt the seals.” He said a good dollop of pressurized grease charges the housing. Any contaminant that might have snuck through the seals will be pushed out by the fresh grease. “These bearings will last the lifetime of the drill if they get greased once a year or about every 5,000 acres.” Hartman said that if a double disc

drill does a better job of accurately placing seed and parallel linkage does a better job of controlling those discs, then it follows that a double disc drill on parallel linkage should provide the ultimate in seed placement. “That’s for sure. And that’s what customers tell us,” he said. “They say the combination of discs and parallel linkage lets the openers follow the surface contour very well. That’s why the canola guys want these drills.” Hartman still sells 3612 openers, which are double disc but not parallel linkage. “Farmers have gotten so hung up on this term ‘parallel linkage.’ It seems to grab so much attention,” he said. “As manufacturers, we all build to meet the farmers’ needs. If enough farmers tell us they need parallel linkage, then that’s what the industry builds. “But a previous generation opener like the 3612 is still good. It’s simple and reliable and does a good job of seed placement. It all comes down to what you should buy for the best seed placement on your farm.” For more information, contact Hartman at 306-378-2258 or visit




Bale wagon doesn’t get a bad rep for wrap Hastier haylage | Stop wrap damage and cut bale retrieval time in half with self-unloading wagon BY RON LYSENG WINNIPEG BUREAU

Commercial hay producers might be interested in a new round bale wagon that gently retrieves 10, fivefoot-wide wrapped bales in 10 minutes and deposits them at the side of the field without damaging the plastic wrap. “On my farm, the barn is beside the field, so it’s no problem picking and dropping 10 bales in 10 minutes,” said Jack Rennie. Ten in 10 is easy unless the operator has an extra long drive to the drop site, he added. Rennie, a commercial hay grower, inventor and short-line manufacturer at Lumby, B.C., just introduced a new, patented round bale wagon that handles 10 of the five-foot bales or a dozen four-foot bales. He said his new wagon is self-loading and self-unloading and requires only one operator. There’s no need for an extra loader tractor. It cuts bale retrieval time in half compared to conventional methods. “I designed it to be a fast, efficient bale wagon that reduces damage to wrapped bales to an absolute minimum,” said Rennie. He said plastic wrap is brittle in cold weather and worse in warm weather. As a result, it rips when grabbed by a machine. “So you should never try to grab them. We just roll them. The wagon has a hydraulic arm at the front on the right side. It’s like a cradle. It wraps around the bale and just gently rolls the bale up onto the belts on the wagon.” Rennie said there are only three toggle switches in the cab to control all functions. “When the operator hits the right switch in the right sequence, everything else happens pretty much on its own.” • One toggle activates the arm to pick up the bale. Once in motion, the arm does all the work by itself without further guidance from the operator. The operator has already told the arm whether the bale goes on the left belt or the right belt. • One toggle tells the twin belts when to roll to the back. This is used while loading as each pair moves back. It is also used for unloading when the deck is tilted. • One toggle tilts the deck to the rear so the belts can unload the bales at the drop site. Rennie said the loader places a pair of bales side by side on the twin belts. Once each pair is loaded, the operator moves the twin belts to the rear by one position to make space for the next pair. The same toggle that moves pairs of bales to the back also unloads bales when the deck is tilted. Although his bale wagon functions adequately with a 65 horsepower tractor, Rennie said it needs 85 h.p. to achieve optimal efficiency because hydraulic demand is 15 gallons per minute. The wagon is 32 feet long and less than 11 feet wide. Cradle width for the bales is adjustable between 38 and 62 inches. The cradle length is

manually adjustable from 48 inches to 60 inches for different sizes of bales. Rennie said he received his patent for the new bale wagon in 2012 and expects to be in production soon. Only one model will be available. It sells for $45,000. For more information, contact Rennie at 250-547-6399 or visit

Jack Rennie’s bale wagon uses rolling motion to move 1,800 to 2,000 pound bales. It can deliver a bale a minute and keep the wrap in good condition. | JACK RENNIE PHOTO


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Farmers urged to guard against Swede midge Control and research | Sask. producers should closely monitor their canola fields as application thresholds rise with prices BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

Swede midge has been known in Saskatchewan for several years but made its first attack on producers’ bottom lines last year, says Scott Hartley of Saskatchewan Agriculture. The insect was first identified in 2007 in the province’s northeast but didn’t cause economic damage until

last year, when the pest, from the same family as wheat midge, caused isolated damage in that region. Agriculture Canada surveying in the area commonly found the insects in fields, although damage was typically minimal. Conditions were right, Hartley told producers at the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission’s recent meeting during Crop Produc-

tion Week. He said Swede midge was assisted by wet conditions and mild temperatures as it overwintered in the soil. The insects then hit as the canola field flowered, gluing the petals together and resulting in sterile florets. “This is not one I’ll suspect we’ll have to spray for, but it’s something we should be watching for at least next year,” he said.

“It’s important that we know more about this one because of the canola acreage.” Hartley said the province, particularly in the central regions, is also in the midst of a bertha armyworm outbreak, although populations can be managed through spraying when feasible. “ We d o hav e g o o d e c o n o m i c threshold information on this one,” he said.

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Other pests that may have taken producers by surpr ise in 2012 include: • Flea beetles: “There were some issues with seed treatments. They only have a certain life expectancy in the soil. One of the problems was that there were slow growing conditions this year, of course. As a result, we did see some treatments weren’t any longer active and there was foliar sprays required.” • Zebra caterpillars : “This one came out just a little bit before bertha (army worms) and really in higher numbers than I’ve ever seen here. Most producers that did have it had never seen it damaging to this level. (There are) no registered insecticides, but spraying for diamondback (moths) or early bertha armyworms probably would’ve got this one.” Hartley said researchers continue to study cutworms in the province, seeking more information to better help farmers in identification. However, provincial officials received fewer reports of cutworms last year than they did in 2011 and 2010. “This seems to be a trend, too. As soon as we get funding in place to do some of the research, the populations decline,” he said. “Either way, I think the money’s worth it.”

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All that moisture brings something else to fields: weeds New weed survey | Wet fields in 2012 kept Saskatchewan farmers out of fields and let weeds thrive, seeding issues for the 2013 canola crop BY DAN YATES SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A survey conducted last year confirms what Saskatchewan farmers already knew: wet weather contributed to one of the weediest years on record. Agriculture Canada has conducted the canola weed survey five times: first in 1976 and more recently in 2003. In 2012, the department examined 464 canola fields and found the highest diversity of weeds in the survey’s history and the second highest weed densities. “I think the take home message is there are weeds that are increasing,” said Agriculture Canada biologist Julia Leeson. Weeds that have migrated across the province since the 1970s include wild buckwheat, spiny annual sowthistle, cleavers, barnyard grass, biennial wormwood, foxtail barley and round leaved mallow. Almost all of the fields surveyed had weeds present, she told a Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission meeting held during the recent Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. It was a significant change from the 2003 survey, the first after the 1995 introduction of herbicide tolerant crops, when 40 percent of sampled areas were weed free. Last year’s wet conditions created less than ideal conditions, kept farmers out of some fields beyond acceptable herbicide application times, boosting weed populations. “The majority of fields, the weeds didn’t appear to have a major affect on yields,” Leeson said, noting dockage may have been affected. “A lot of the weeds were under the canopy. You wouldn’t even see them if you just drove by the field.” The researchers weighed several factors, including frequency and uniformity, to rank weeds based on their relative abundance. Green foxtail, wild buckwheat, wild oats, volunteer wheat and spiny annual sowthistle topped the list. There were few surprises at the top of the list. Green foxtail grows across the province in high densities, and not just in canola, while wild buckwheat and wild oats are also common problems

Cleavers climbed the list of Saskatchewan’s worst weeds for canola fields in 2012. It was ranked No. 6 this year. | for producers. Volunteer wheat is related to canola-wheat rotations. Some species, such as native barnyard grass, marsh cudweed, willow herb and broadleaf plantain, are anomalies, creeping higher on the department’s list than they would in a normal year because of the wet conditions. Others, such as kochia, which has been a frequent topic of discussion following the discovery of glyphosate resistant biotypes, fell down the list. “As we get rid of a few of the species that were only there because it was wet, there’s probably a few more things like stinkweed that will make it back up into the top 20, I expect,” she said. “But once again, the fact that we had this particularly wet year means the seed bank was built up with the species that are there, so the impact of this year will exist next year and for many years coming.”

Leeson offered the following comments on these common weeds in 2012: • Wild buckwheat: “The increase in wild buckwheat isn’t that surprising. Basically we’re looking at a decrease in other broadleaf species that’s allowing room for wild buckwheat to move up. Things like stinkweed aren’t an issue anymore.”

• Spiny annual sowthistle: “A less familiar species. It may have been in the past confused with perennial sowthistle, (allowing it to) sneak up without people noticing that it was there. However, it also likely took advantage of the fact that it was wet.” • Cleavers: “It has been increasing and made another jump in 2012. It’s a concern because the cleaver


seeds are the same size as the canola seed, making it difficult to separate from canola. This is a species that is definitely spreading.” • Foxtail barley: “Foxtail barley is associated with wet conditions, but the other thing — it’s really been found to be significantly associated with zero till, so I t h i n k t h a t ’s o n e w e n e e d t o watch out for.”

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SASKATCHEWAN’S TOP 2012 WEEDS IN CANOLA FIELDS Weed name & ranking 1. Green foxtail

Relative abundance* 34.1

Weed name & ranking 17. Redroot pigweed

Relative abundance* 4.1

2. Wild buckwheat


18. Foxtail barley


3. Wild oats


19. Low cudweed


4. Spring wheat


20. Round-leaved mallow


5. Spiny annual sowthistle


21. Stinkweed


6. Cleavers


22. Chickweed


7. Shepherd’s purse


23. Night-flowering catchfly


8. Barnyard grass species


24. Canola


9. Lambsquarters


25. Kochia


10. Narrow-leaved hawk’s beard 9.6 11. Canada thistle


12. Dandelion


13. Willowherb


14. Broad-leaved plantain


15. Biennial wormwood


16. Perennial sowthistle


* Relative abundance is an index used to rank a species based on its frequency, uniformity and density relative to all other species found in the survey. Relative abundance does not necessarily relate to the competitive ability of the species. A species may have a high relative abundance value but not be very competitive. Source: Agriculture Canada | WP GRAPHIC

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Combat weeds to help control insect population 2013 crops | Specialist says problematic pests will include bertha armyworms, flea beetles and cabbage seedpod weevils BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

Potential insect threats in Alberta this year include bertha armyworms, wheat midge, flea beetles and the evil weevils — cabbage seedpod and pea leaf. Scott Meers, insect management specialist with Alberta Agriculture, gave his pest predictions at the Jan. 16 agronomy update in Lethbridge, along with an assessment of 2012 insect problems. Meers said 200,000 acres were sprayed for bertha armyworms last year, primarily in east-central Alberta. Hot spots were reported in the counties of Vulcan and Wheatland, which could be a harbinger of infestation this year. However, he estimated 30 to 40 percent of the worms were killed by parasitic flies and wasps, as well as by viral disease. The northeastern and southern regions are the most likely to see bertha problems this year. He said bertha damage in corn crops in the Viking region last summer illustrated the importance of weed control in suppressing insects. “They were doing significant damage to the crop. Why was that going

LEFT and MIDDLE: Bertha armyworms and cabbage seedpod weevils are insect threats to watch in 2013 for Alberta farmers. RIGHT: The pea leaf weevil makes characteristic crescent-shaped feeding marks on the lower leaves of pea plants. | FILE PHOTOS on? If you looked underneath the canopy of the corn, there was solid growth of lamb’s quarters.” The weeds are a preferred food for armyworms, but the insects will move to crops when the weeds are gone. “In agriculture, everything we do is connected, so when we do our weed control, it might have impacts on your insect season.” Wheat midge was found in all 61 wheat-growing counties in 2012, indi-

cating potential problems this year. “We are finding wheat midge throughout the province … and we are finding it in fairly high numbers in southern Alberta. In fact, more in southern Alberta than in central Alberta, which is a little bit contradictory.” The insect is usually a bigger problem in central regions, but it reached problem levels in Willow Creek, Lethbridge, Vulcan, Wheatland and Rockyview last year.

“It’s time to pay attention to it,” said Meers. The coming season could also bring flea beetle issues. Meers said he received many reports from across the province last fall of plentiful beetles during swathing. “If you are seeing high numbers of flea beetles while you’re swathing, that’s your warning for next year because those overwintering flea beetles are the ones that attack your seedlings next year, so pay attention to that.”

High levels of pea leaf weevil are expected this year, particularly south of the Trans-Canada Highway and in all counties that touch it. Meers said farmers who intend to plant peas should consider seed treatment because populations are high and a warm spring could worsen the problem. Seed treatment may be better than foliar spraying, he added. “We are not getting good control of this problem. We are not getting yield response from using a foliar application of insecticide,” he said. “It might make you feel good because you do kill the weevils, but you don’t get the yield response because the weevils have probably already laid their eggs.” As for the other evil weevil, Meers encouraged growers to scout canola crops for cabbage seedpod weevil, which is also expected to be a problem south and surrounding Highway 1. He said the insect seems to be extending its reach, and growers north of the highway should scout and consider how they plan to control outbreaks. Diamondback moths, wheat stem sawfly and grasshoppers are not expected to present major problems this year.



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The Manitoba government is joining forces with Keystone Agricultural Producers and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute to improve fertilizer application practices in the province. The education initiative will be based on the right source, right rate, right time and right place philosophy, commonly known as 4R nutrient management. “CFI will be working with farmers and other partners to set targets for bringing thousands of acres in Canada’s farmland under 4R nutrient stewardship,” said Lindsay Kaspick, managing director of Koch Fertilizer Canada. Kaspick, Manitoba agriculture minister Ron Kostyshyn and KAP president Doug Chorney announced the program Jan. 15 at Ag Days in Brandon. CFI will commit $150,000 to the project, the first of its kind in Canada. It is a joint effort of industry, producers and government to disseminate fertilizer management practices to farmers. Kaspick said CFI will work with certified crop advisers and agronomists and use online education to ensure producers have the latest information on nutrient application.

“Obviously, it’s to their advantage. If they can increase nutrient use efficiency, it’s to their benefit… (it) helps them maximize returns on their farms.” The education campaign shouldn’t be a tough sell because many growers are already employing the 4Rs, said Mitchell Timmerman, a fertility expert with Manitoba Agriculture. “What has already been accomplished? Plenty. Western Canadian farmers are amongst the most efficient in North America and possibly the world, in terms of the four Rs,” he said at Ag Days. “Things like fertilizer subsurface placement. We’ve been moving in that direction here, as an industry, for years. In other jurisdictions, broadcast application is still very common.” The program may also reassure urban residents that farmers are producing food in a sustainable manner. “I would say, yes, it’s to make sure that Canadians are aware that farmers are good stewards of the land,” said CFI spokesperson Cassandra Cotton. “I think that everybody recognizes that Canadians, in general, are concerned about where their food comes from … and they want to be assured that it’s grown in a sustainable way.”




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Alberta bull retires after winning streak Denver show | Champion bull has elite ancestry STORIES BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

DENVER, Colo. — A shadow of a smile crossed Grant Hirsche’s face when his Hereford bull received the judge’s nod at the National Western Stock Show in Denver Jan. 17. The culmination of an outstanding show career resulted in his bull receiving the reserve grand champion banner at the National Hereford Show held during the stock show. The two-year-old horned bull, named UPS Uptown ET, is owned by G ra nt a n d A n n e t t e Hi r s c h e o f Okotoks, Alta., Upstream Ranch of Taylor, Nebraska, and William and Sonya Vandergriff of Calhan, Colorado. It was also grand champion at the World Hereford Show in Alberta last summer and supreme champion bull at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. It is now retiring from the show ring and returning to Hirsche’s ranch near Calgary. The grand champion bull came from Richard and Shirley Thomas of Gold Creek, Montana, and is a half brother to the Hirsche bull. “The judge said it was the hardest decision he ever had to make,” Hirsche said after the show. Judge Hampton Cornelius praised the cattle as being working herd sires rather than show bulls. “There are too many people who say these are just show bulls but not real bulls,” Hirsche said. “We have been trying hard for years to develop bulls that will help the breed move forward.” Hirsche said he ultimately wants

UPS Uptown ET, owned by Grant and Annette Hirsche of Okotoks, Alta., and Upstream Ranch of Taylor, Nebraska, and William and Sonya Vandergriff of Calhan, Colorado, was named reserve champion horned Hereford bull at the 2013 National Western Stock Show. Weighing in at 2,613 pounds on show day, this two-year-old was also the supreme champion bull at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina last November. | BARBARA DUCKWORTH PHOTO sound working cattle to produce better beef. He owns a butcher shop in Okotoks, Alta., where customers are demanding AAA beef that should come from bulls of similar breeding to his champion. “Today, with modern technology, you can ultrasound the sire and you can find out what is under the hide,” he said. “If you don’t have that data, you

don’t know what they are going to produce.” Calves from UPS Uptown ET are just being born. Ultrasound tests show it is in the top five percent of the breed for marbling, and its carcass EPDs are in the outstanding range, which are highly heritable traits. Hirsche is among the elite producers of breeding stock, but many of his bulls go to commercial beef produc-

ers. Selecting carcass bulls starts with the pedigree, meaning they are sons of good functional cows with records to back up their performance. After that, he looks at the phenotype and muscling along the top that indicates a large rib eye. Ultrasound tells him precisely what the rib eye and marbling will be. “I don’t care how good a cattleman you are, you cannot tell what mar-

bling is and the only way you indicate marbling is through pedigrees and through ultrasound,” he said. “If I know a bull has given good carcasses and good marbling that is very heritable, and then the sons and daughters will have it.” Glenlees Farm of Arcola, Sask. won the champion polled yearling heifer during the Hereford female show on Jan. 19.


Saskatchewan Red Angus amazes at Denver Stock Show DENVER, Colo. — There was a red surge of pride after Canadian Red Angus breeders took the majority of big awards at the National Western Stock Show. The national Red Angus show held Jan. 14 in Denver, Colo., saw Canadians making a strong showing in every class culminating with Six Mile Red Angus of Fir Mountain, Sask., winning grand and reserve champion bulls. Owned by Clayton and Corrine Gibson, the family entered 17 head and most placed high in their classes and continued on to win divisions in the female and bull shows. At the end of the show they were awarded the

premier breeder and exhibitors banners. The grand champion bull was a two-year-old named Benchmark Better Beef, originally purchased from Benchmark Angus at Lethbridge. It was also reserve champion at the 2012 Canadian Western Agribition. The reserve grand champion female, owned by Christy Collins of Oklahoma, was purchased from Six Mile. The reserve bull was named MRLA New Era 87Y. Both bulls have returned to the ranch where they will be used in the family’s breeding program, said Corrine Gibson, who watched online from the

farm as her daughter Callie accepted the grand champion banner. “A big honour was being premier breeder and exhibitor and then owning breeding or owning three of the four champions, I don’t think we can top it,” Corrine said. Canadians entered in this national event dominated a number of classes. Gibson thinks they earned the two judges’ respect because the cattle were bred to be practical and useful on the range rather than relying more heavily on statistics. “For years and years, Canadians have just gone about their business breeding cattle. They paid attention to conformation and structure and

paid attention to traits that are economically important, like feet and legs and fertility,” she said. “Here in Canada, we have started to pay more attention to the numbers but it is all secondary to the number one goal, which is breeding good cattle.” This was the first show for many of the entries and provided an example of the breeding program at this farm, which was among Canada’s pioneer Red Angus families. They are not regulars in the show ring but when they decide to enter, Clayton makes the final decision while 20-year-old Callie does most of the showing. “We pick cattle that we think repre-

sent the different bloodlines, and we try to send varied ones that represent our whole program,” Corrine said. “We don’t take our success for granted and we believe as long as you love what you are doing and work hard, you will find success,” she said. “The cattle that we show go right out with all the other cattle. They have to work in a show ring and they have to work in real life or else they don’t make it in our program,” she said. Calving is next on their agenda at the beginning of February and a bull sale will be held in March. Many of their champion bull calves will be offered for sale at that time.





Horse enthusiasts look to revive youth interest Numbers declining | New initiatives launched to revive interest and participation among children under 13 BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU

RED DEER — Singer Willy Nelson once crooned that his heroes were always cowboys, but that is not likely the case anymore for young people. This changing interest has had a profound impact on the equine industry because fewer people are interested in riding and owning horses. Longtime horse breeder and trainer Frank Merrill said horse organizations have not been quick to respond to the waning interest and there is a chance the horseman will be a vanishing breed across North America and Europe. “We have learned in the last 12 months we have a 30 percent decline in youth participation in the horse industry,” he said. The past-president of the American Quarterhorse Association attributes the lack of interest to aging horse breeders, economic challenges and children of baby boomers finding other activities. He believes baby boomers were interested in horses because they were fans of movie and television westerns and admired actors such as Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. They also knew the names of their horses. “Now our children are interested in other things,” he told the Alberta Horse Breeders Conference in Red Deer Jan. 15. The AQHA has launched several programs to draw children back into the horse world. Equine Canada also announced a new program to rebuild the industry and support equestrian sports to encourage more young people to join at the recreational and competitive levels. The AQHA is launching an online program called Digital Oats, which offers games, crafts and information about horses. Many of today’s riders are middleaged women. The association has

With new interests and activities for today’s youth, horse breeder Frank Merrill says equine organizations have seen a significant decline in youth participation. | FILE PHOTO also found that 80 percent of young people interested in horses are girls. It has decided the new target group could be children aged three to 13. The concept would also collaborate with the scouting movement or 4-H because both offer horsemanship components. The association has found that children younger than 13 spend less than five hours a week in sports or outdoor activities, but many sit for as much as 48 hours per week in front of a screen, including phones, tablets, computers and televisions. “You can see immediately what our problem is,” he said.

The association believes 20 million of the 75 million young people in the United States are potential clients. Five million of them are younger than five. The most likely participants are children from two parent families with incomes of more than $100,000 per year who live in or around medium to large cities. They need to already like outdoor activities and live from the Midwest to the Rockies. In Canada, the program would probably target children in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The AQHA has provided $1 million to support Digital Oats, but Merrill

believes it will take millions of dollars to keep the industry afloat. However, he said it has to start somewhere as registrations fall and more people lose contact with horses. “This program is non-denominational. It is not about the Quarterhorse,” he said. “We want anybody who is involved with the equine to be involved with this.” AQHA registrations in Canada and the U.S. have dropped 60 percent since 2004: from 195,000 to 85,000. Tara Gamble, president of the Alberta Equine Federation, said the faltering economy has affected all

forms of recreation, and affordability is an issue for many. Fewer horse shows are held and some events have looked at lowering their entry fees so that people return. “There is a price point people are willing to pay,” she said. Sixty percent of those involved with horses in Alberta in 2009 were children. That has since reversed, and more adults, particularly women, are now involved with horses. Most of them are between 35 and 45, Gamble said. Alberta horses numbers are also declining, and it is estimated there are 250,000 to 300,000 horses in the province.


Running the coyote trapline was another lesson from Mom COWBOY LOGIC



may not have had what most would consider a typical life growing up as a kid, but it was a pretty good way to grow up, full of adventures and life lessons. Living on a ranch, miles from town, denies some experiences, but affords many others. In winter, I used to figure that every kid would just get up and jump in the car with his mother to go check her coyote traps lined out throughout the neighbourhood. I realize now that wasn’t every kid’s weekend morning.

Mom’s talents were pretty varied: artist, musician, writer, rancher and darned good hunter and trapper. She taught me a little of every one of those skills. She helped me sketch, drove me to piano lessons, encouraged my writing and ranching, and taught me how to set a trap for a coyote, catch a mink and harvest a slough full of muskrats. Growing up on the Mouse River, north of Towner, North Dakota, during the Depression, Mom knew that a successful trapline was one way to supplement the income on a small farm, and protect the chickens at the same time. She carried her trapping skills and affection for the outdoors with her after she married Dad and moved away from the river, out onto the prairie. In the late 1970s it was a good side income for the ranch, too. Dad took a lot of pride in caring for the furs and getting them ready to sell. The prime

coyotes averaged $100 each, one winter, back in those days. Markets went down, but I still got $50 for the first coyote I caught when I was 12 years old. I caught plenty of muskrat and beaver down on the lakes of our hay meadow, too, to give me a little spending money. While I was checking traps, I developed the lifelong healthy habit of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, my main means of transportation from our house to the meadow. I think of these things because I just spent a few days hosting my 13-yearold nephew who loves every moment he can spend hunting, fishing or trapping. I’m glad to help foster his affection for these things that get kids out of the house, away from the video games, moving their bodies and burning some calories. It’s been a good three days together. I introduced him to snowshoeing, and carrying a pack basket on his

back as we ran a line of muskrat traps. My own two boys came along and enjoyed the activity and the time with their older cousin. “Don’t forget to wake me up to go muskratting,” my six-year-old warned me as I tucked him into bed. Now, I know fur trapping is a controversial topic and I respect everyone’s feelings on it. We live pretty close to nature here on the ranch and we share a respect for our animal brothers and sisters, similar to what I’ve learned from Native American friends. We are all related. Neither Mom nor I ever aimed to eradicate a single animal from the ranch with our trapping, and we haven’t. There’s a deep respect for the animals we pursue, and we’re prayerful in our pursuit of them for meat or fur. Like raising our own beef, or growing our own garden, it’s a natural activity we partake in.

My uncle, an outdoor mentor to me and countless others, has a bumper sticker on his pickup that seems apt. “Kids who hunt, trap and fish, don’t mug little old ladies,” it reads. Sure, it’s a generalization, but it was true for him, and my mom, and me, and many others I know. Maybe it isn’t the actual hunting or trapping that keeps some kids on the straight and narrow, but it could well be the hours of time spent with a responsible adult, in the outdoors, doing something that challenges both mind and body with a spiritual awareness. And, if it’s hunting, trapping or fishing, done respectfully and mindfully, that brings all that together, well, for me, those are traditions worth passing on. Ryan Taylor is a rancher, writer and senator in the state legislature from Towner, North Dakota.





While rare, uterine prolapses pose a serious threat ANIMAL HEALTH


Diagnosis is easy, but producers must act fast to protect the animal


uterine prolapse in a cow that has calved is one of the true emergencies of food animal veterinary medicine. This condition occurs at a relatively low frequency. Estimates would suggest that a maximum of two cows in every 1,000 calvings would have a uterine prolapse. However, it is a serious life threatening condition for the animal, and prompt action needs to be taken. The cow may push the uterus out through the birth canal, inside out, if it is straining badly after calving or if the uterus is extremely flaccid. This large solid mass of tissue will have five to eight centimetre long “buttons” on the surface where the membranes attach. Any age of calving cow can be affected. Heifers that prolapse their uterus usually do so because of prolonged straining in a difficult calving. O lder cows may also prolapse because of calving difficulties, but o l d e r c ow s may a l s o p ro l a p s e because of low calcium levels, called milk fever. Low levels of calcium have a detrimental effect on muscle tone and will cause the uterus to be flaccid and more likely to prolapse. Dairy cows are more prone to milk fever and therefore are more susceptible to uterine prolapses. The uterus of a recently calved cow is a large muscular organ and so diagnosis of the problem is not difficult. However, prompt action needs to be taken to maximize the likelihood of the cow surviving. Tissues will appear fairly normal when the uterus is first exposed. However, they will soon begin to swell and become dark red or purple. As fluid accumulates in the uterine tissues, they become much more fragile and easily damaged. The sooner the prolapse can be replaced, the less tissue damage will occur. The first step in dealing with a uterine prolapse is to restrain the animal. In many cases, the cow is reluctant to stand and move anywhere because it is already in shock. Cows that are able to stand should be slowly and quietly restrained in as calm a manner as possible. The uterine artery is a large blood vessel that is the blood supply’s main route to the uterus. The artery can be stretched and ruptured if a cow with a prolapse moves around excessively or runs. It will then bleed to death from internal blood loss. Wherever possible, restrain the cow quietly without moving it. Remove other animals from the area so they don’t step on the uterus or damage it. Cover the uterus with a clean moist towel to protect it if veterinary assistance is going to be delayed. As well, protect the tissues from freezing with an insulating blanket if it is cold out.

When putting this large muscular organ back into a cow’s body, the veterinarian will have to administer an epidural anesthetic to prevent the animal from pushing. The uterus will need to be carefully cleaned with warm soapy water, and all manure and bedding will have to be removed from the surface. A placenta that is still attached can often be peeled off gently from the cotyledons, or “buttons,” at this time. Significant tears in the uterus will need to be repaired before it is returned. The veterinarian will then attempt to put the uterus back into the cow. This is not always easy. The cow will still strain to some degree, despite the epidural, and it


COWS IN EVERY 1,000 CALVINGS MAY EXPERIENCE A UTERINE PROLAPSE sometimes seems that this huge mass of tissue will never fit back in. If the cow is lying down, the veterinarian may have the hind legs extended behind the cow in a “froglegged” position to help with the positioning of the pelvis.

The veterinarian may need an assistant to help hold this large organ and to help keep it clean. Everyone needs to be as clean as possible throughout this procedure to minimize contamination of the uterus. It is important to ensure that the prolapse is completely returned to the normal position. The cow may re-prolapse if even a small portion of a uterine horn remains inverted. Many veter inar ians w ill place sutures to help prevent the prolapse from re-occurring, although this may not always be necessary. Cows are usually given oxytocin to cause the uterus to contract after it is replaced and often given antibiotics

to prevent infection. Intravenous calcium should be administered if milk fever is also occurring. The prognosis is usually good if the prolapse is returned quickly and the uterus has not been severely damaged or the uterine artery has not ruptured. The fertility of cows that have suffered a uterine prolapse is reduced. They will not necessarily have a uterine prolapse in subsequent calvings and do not necessarily need to be culled. John Campbell is head of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.


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Hair trail sheds new light on Alta. grizzly population Bear essentials | Monitoring project uses hair to count number of threatened bears BY BARB GLEN LETHBRIDGE BUREAU

TOP: Bears like to rub against things to communicate with other bears, making trees perfect caches from which to glean information about local populations. This image was taken by a remote trail camera in Waterton, Alta. | SOUTHWEST ALBERTA GRIZZLY BEAR MONITORING PROJECT PHOTO ABOVE: A tree is wrapped in barbed wire to snatch hair from bears that rub up against it. | PHOTOS


Ryan McClelland of Beaver Mines, Alta., doesn’t know how many grizzly bears live in his southwestern corner of the province. But he knows there are at least nine. The rancher saw all nine of them at once when they were in his yard this past October looking for food in grain bins and sheds. Since then, he has applied for a handgun carry permit to protect himself and keeps close watch on his three children when they are playing in the yard or waiting for the school bus. He has seen grizzlies within 150 metres of the bus stop. Most rancher-grizzly bear encounters don’t involve quite so many animals at once, and the prevalence of conflict is difficult to quantify because not all cases are reported. However, ranchers in the region have had to protect their property from the big carnivores by installing bear-proof grain bins, electrifying feed yards and building secure livestock carcass disposal sites and collection systems. Human interaction with grizzlies is part of the reason for an ongoing study to determine the population, density and distribution of grizzly bears in the area north of the U.S. border, south of Highway 3, west to the British Columbia border and east to the edge of grizzly bear range. The project, which is co-ordinated by biologist Andrea Morehouse, collects hair samples from grizzly bears that then allows individual animals to be identified. The good news is that humans don’t have to get close enough to a grizzly to pull out its hair. The bears do it themselves. Black bears and grizzlies have a natural tendency to rub against trees as a means of communication. Morehouse and her team find these trees, affix several strands of barbed wire to improve hair gathering and return later to collect hair samples. “There’s a few nice things about rub trees,” said Morehouse. “It’s totally non-invasive. We don’t have bait set up or lures or anything. They’re relatively easy to find once you know what you’re looking for.” Rub trees are usually smooth on one side, discoloured and have bites and claw marks. “The other nice thing about this is that we can use the existing trail network because the bears will travel on these trails.” The four-year pilot project of hair collection began in 2011 with 501 sites, from which 950 hair samples were collected. Genetic tests identified 51 bears. Morehead was surprised to find that a 2007 grizzly population estimate for the region also put the number at 51. “It was sort of ironic that we got

exactly 51, but that’s our minimum number. That’s not a population estimate. That’s just the number of unique individuals we detected from these hair samples we collected.” The project ramped up last year when another 330 sites were added for a total of 831. Year one involved sites only on public land, while 60 landowners and four grazing co-ops helped identify sites on private land in year two. Ranchers know the location of bear trails and other places the animals frequent, based on their own sightings and observations. “That sort of information really helped us target our survey efforts.” Last week, Morehouse drove 4,200 bear hair samples collected last year to the testing lab in Nelson, B.C. Results are expected in May.

Right now, the numbers are out of control. RYAN MCCLELLAND BEAVER MINES

“We’ve got a nice solid base line at this point, so the plan for 2013 and 2014 will be to visit all 831 of those rubs every three weeks from June 1 through the second week of November, so that everything is done consistently across the study area for the next two years.” Morehouse, a crew leader and three volunteer field technicians collect the samples, as do Parks Canada employees in Waterton National Park. Grizzly bears are designated as a threatened species in Alberta, which means existing numbers are protected so that populations can increase. Morehouse’s survey will determine how successful the protections have been for grizzlies in the area designated as Bear Management Area 6. “The goal is to make sure we have a good understanding of what’s going on with bears in this region, so any changes to policy or management are based on some really solid science,” said Morehouse. McClelland thinks there are more grizzlies than is safe. “Right now, the numbers are out of control,” he said. He would like to see the return of a hunting season for grizzly bears, although he doubts that will happen. He lost more than 1,000 bushels of grain this year when grizzlies broke into bins, and over the past six years has had other property damage for which there is no compensation. “The fish and wildlife officers are excellent, but they are limited in what they can do.”





Few farmers fill out sustainability form Company pledges to use sustainably sourced products BY SEAN PRATT SASKATOON NEWSROOM

A European crop processor says Canadian farmers are refusing to fill out a form required by one of the world’s largest food companies. Jan Braet, an importer for Alimex Europe BV, a processor from the Netherlands, urged growers attending the pulse portion of Crop Production Week held in Saskatoon Jan. 5-12, to fill out Unilever’s 90-page sustainability form. Canadian exporters who deal with Braet were soundly rejected by growers when they tried to get them to complete the forms this fall. “They used the F-word but its not farmer,” Braet told growers during the question and answer session of the market outlook session of Pulse Days. Session moderator Kevin Hursh asked Braet if he’s willing to pay more for product accompanied by a completed sustainability form. “No, but we’ll take it,” responded Braet. Hursh replied that may not be reason enough for farmers. “If we can go somewhere else and get the same price and not fool with the darn form, why wouldn’t we?” he said. Braet said it may be a seller’s market

for a crop like peas today but in two or three years it will be a buyer’s market and growers will be happy to have a buyer. Unilever has pledged to its customers that by 2015, 50 percent of the agricultural raw material it uses in its food products will be sustainably sourced and by 2020 it will be 100 percent. That is up from 14 percent in 2010. Braet stressed that Unilever’s initiative provides Canadian growers with a competitive advantage because the vast majority of Canadian crops are sustainably produced whereas that is not the case in many other countries. “This is not a bean area but in beans they will drop China because it is not sustainable. They will come to the U.S. and Canada,” he told the group of Saskatchewan farmers. D e n i s T ré m o r i n , d i re c t o r o f sustainability with Pulse Canada, would like to see companies like Unilever move away from 90-page forms and towards a metrics-based system of sustainability. Pulse Canada is working with General Mills, the Canadian Canola Growers Association, Ducks Unlimited, CropLife Canada and the Prairie Oat Growers Association on a Canadian sustainability calculator that measures on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.

Canadian farmers make use of many carbon friendly practices like this seed drill, but are slow to fill out what they consider to be onerous sustainability documents. | FILE PHOTO

Trémorin said consumers roll their eyes when farm groups talk about agronomic practices like no-till and precision farming but they understand greenhouse gas reductions. Unilever has developed its own calculator but it doesn’t take into account growing conditions in Western Canada. The cool and dry climate dramatically reduces nitrous oxide emissions. Trémorin hopes Canadian agriculture can find common ground with Unilever because it is a major buyer of soy and canola products.

The Unilever initiative is unfolding faster than many anticipated. Knorr, one of company’s main brands, wants many of its soups, stocks and sauces to be made from sustainably sourced agricultural products by 2015. A lot of pulse crops are used in Knorr’s products. “This is really two crops away, so this is urgent,” said Braet. He said he doesn’t fathom why growers are reluctant to fill out the form. While the 90-page document appears onerous, many questions pertain to topics like child labour

practices and deforestation, which don’t apply to most Canadian growers. “It’s half a day’s work to fill it in and it’s winter time now. They all have time to fill it in.” The following year the form becomes a more manageable four pages. Braet said Unilever’s sourcing program is the tip of the iceberg. He expects other major food companies like Nestle and Heinz will replicate it. “This is new today but I think that it will be common in 10 years,” he said.


Two Alberta Senate seats open for Tory appointments BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU

At least two of Alberta’s senatorsin-waiting may not have to wait much longer. Liberal senator Joyce Fairbairn stepped down Jan. 18, suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease. The 73-year-old former journalist and aide to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau served 28 years in the Senate and was not slated to retire until next year. She is a long-time member and former chair of the Senate agriculture committee. Meanwhile, former Alberta farmer and elected Alberta senator Bert Brown, who was appointed in 2007, retires March 22 when he turns 75. It opens up two Senate appointments for prime minister Stephen Harper, who has pledged to appoint senators selected in province-wide votes. Alberta is the first province to hold elections, although several other provinces have committed to or are considering Senate elections. At the head of the line when Harper decides to fill vacancies in Alberta are Calgary lawyer Doug Black, High River business owner Scott Tannas and Calgary Police Commission chair Mike Shaikh, based on results

of the Senate vote held last year as part of the provincial election. The two impending Alberta vacancies, as well as the March 16 retirement of Manitoba Conservative Terry Stratton, give Harper a chance to appoint eight new senators, strengthening his grip on the Senate that must approve legislation passed by the Conservative-dominated House of Commons. Current standings in the Senate are 60 Conservatives and 37 Liberal, and the gap will grow when Harper makes new appointments. The Liberals were firmly in control of the Senate just a decade ago after years in power. Now, the Conservative dominance will last for at least several decades. Harper has vowed to reform the Senate to make it elected and effective, although the lack of provincial a g re e m e nt m e a n s p e r ma n e nt change through constitutional reform is impossible at the moment. Some provinces oppose elections because senators are supposed to represent provincial interests, while others prefer abolishing the Senate. As a compromise, Harper has been appointing senators who agree to support reform legislation, agree to run if elections are called in their provinces and agree to serve for fixed nine-year terms.


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Are today’s land values sustainable? Watching the market | Economist says strong crop receipts will dip over the long term

Big U.S. banks had stronger than expected quarterly profits. In Canada, Research in Motion rose on hopes for the new BlackBerry phone. The TSX composite rose one percent for the week. The Dow rose 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent and the Nasdaq climbed 0.3 percent. Cdn. exchanges in $Cdn. U.S. exchanges in $U.S.




BRANDON — Today’s sky-high land prices can seem dangerous to a farmer who lived through the 1970s boom and the 1980s bust and debt crisis. However, land prices probably seem OK if you didn’t live through those times, one farmer noted at Manitoba Ag Days. “If I was 21, I’d buy right into it,” said the farmer after a presentation by Farm Credit Canada economist JeanPhilippe Gervais, which showed today’s farmland prices matching the peak inflation-adjusted values reached in 1980. High crop prices and low interest rates have helped farmland purchases pencil in a profit. Land costs more than $2,000 per acre in some pockets of the Prairies and more than $3,000 in parts of the Red River Valley. Prairie farmland prices rose dramatically as crop production became more profitable. Farmers find themselves in a hotly competitive farmland market, often unwillingly pushing prices higher as they attempt to secure land that neighbouring farmers also desire. However, Dan Caron of Manitoba Agriculture warned farmers to be careful with the assumptions that appear to make land purchases longterm profitable. He said high crop prices and low interest rates cannot be counted upon to be permanent. That is particularly true for today’s historically high crop prices. “It’s tough to make projections,” Caron said at St. Jean Farm Days in St. Jean Baptiste, Man. “Two years ago, nobody would have (forecasted) crop prices like we saw this year.” Gervais said farmers must be careful with predictions of a “new normal” of long-term high crop values. Eras of high prices tend to produce bigger supplies to remove the shortages that produce the high prices, regardless of climate change and growing food demand from the developing world. “It’s been pretty unique for six, seven years, eight years now, but what about the possibility that we go back towards a different type of environment where prices are (lower)?” said Gervais. “You don’t want to underestimate the possibility to be in a lower equilibrium where you have lower prices and lower crop receipts.” The economic viability of farmland investment depends on the interplay of purchase price, financing costs, input and operating costs, crop yield and crop price. Since 2007, high crop prices have allowed farmland to be priced far



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Jean-Philippe Gervais of Farm Credit Canada speaks at Manitoba Ag Days. | above levels that prevailed from the mid-1980s, while providing greater profits than were the norm during that same two-decade period. The 1983-2007 period was marked by repeated bouts of losses, farm failures and a lack of financial progress for thousands of farmers. It also marked a bear market in farmland prices that slashed the value of prairie land. Gervais showed a graphic showing Canadian land prices since 1971 and those same prices adjusted for inflation to show the cost in 2011 dollars. Gervais said that in inflation adjusted dollars Canadian farmland peaked at $1,491 per acre in 1980 but fell back to about $800 by the late 1980s. By 2000, inflation adjusted farmland values had risen to only $1,000 per acre, but then began surging, reaching $1,610 per acre by 2011. In 2012, Canadian farmland values surged again with a more than eight percent average increase. Virginia Tech agricultural economist David Kohl has often noted that a period of booming land prices often sets up conditions for a farm crisis when crop prices fall or interest rates rise, leaving debt loads hard to cover. Gervais said it’s hard to assess whether today’s farmland is reasonably priced. “Is farmland overvalued or undervalued,” he pondered. Present farmland prices are only slightly overvalued when using a simple measure of the number of years of gross crop receipts required to pay off the purchase price of the



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land. Contemporary prices are in the average range when low interest rates are included. However, that raises questions about the direction of long-term crop price averages and long-term interest rates. “You really need to have strong crop receipts to sustain the farmland values we see,” said Gervais. In an interview, he said he expects crop prices to eventually enter a lower-priced era. “I do believe that at one point we’re going to come down from this,” he said.

“The market will respond to this. We’re going to figure out how to increase supply, bring up yields again.” Caron said farmland has been a great investment for the past 25 years and has often held its value even when farm profitability collapses. However, he said calculating a reasonable price for farmland depends mostly on the estimate of future crop prices, which is impossible to know. “Can we afford it?” he asked farmers in St. Jean Baptiste. “Yeah. Possibly. It depends.”

Dow delays Enlist CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) — Dow AgroSciences has delayed introducing its new herbicide tolerant system Enlist in the United States for at least a year as it awaits American regulatory approval amid opposition from some farmers, consumers and public health officials. D ow s a i d i t h o p e s t o re c e i v e approval this year for the system, which is tolerant of Enlist Duo herbicide that co m bines 2 ,4 -D a nd glyphosate.





Market blamed for Cargill beef plant closure Small cattle herds | Cargill realigns operations with new closure of Texas plant, which processes 4,500 head per day CHICAGO, Ill. (Reuters) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cargill Inc., one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest beef processors, is closing its beef plant in Plainview, Texas, Feb. 1 in reaction to the smallest U.S. cattle supply in more than 60 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Increased feed costs resulting from the prolonged drought, combined with herd liquidations by cattle ranchers, are severely and adversely contributing to the challenging busi-

ness conditions we face as an industry,â&#x20AC;? Cargill Beef president John Keating said in a statement. The company also cited an overcapacity in beef processing in the Texas Panhandle, where Cargill operates two of the four packing plants. The closure should allow other plants to operate more profitably and closer to full capacity. Meat industry analysts and econo-

mists have speculated for months that the smaller cattle herd, caused by three years of severe dryness in top cattle states Texas and Oklahoma, would force at least one packing plant to close this year. Cattle previously sent to the Plainview plant, which processes 4,500 head per day, will be diverted to Cargillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beef plants in Friona, Texas, Dodge City, Kansas, and Fort Mor-

gan, Colorado. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That will more consistently provide a 40-hour paycheck for 15,000 people in our beef business. We intend to maintain our position in the marketplace,â&#x20AC;? Cargill spokesperson Michael Martin said in response to an email request. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional beef facilities at Fresno, California, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Wyalusing, Pennsyl-

vania, as well as its beef plant in Schuyler, Nebraska, and two beef plants in Canada are not affected, Cargill said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are retaining the Plainview plant and property with the hope that someday there will be a need for additional processing capacity in the region, but we do not foresee that happening for a number of years,â&#x20AC;? Martin said


Farmland ownership not a bad idea, but it must make sense MANAGING THE FARM



â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been advising farmers at kitchen and boardroom tables for 30 years and have been involved in many discussions about land purchases. The price being contemplated was usually well in excess of the productive capacity of the land in question and yet it has continued to increase in price almost without a break. Common pitfalls have become apparent over the years, including these seven deadly sins: 1. Putting land ownership ahead of everything else: Typically this means putting it ahead of profit, but on occasion even relationships have played second fiddle. Neither is the right strategy, as those with failed businesses, dreams and relationships can attest. Ultimately it is profit that pays for land. Unless you are lucky enough to have capital or income from outside of farming, your first priority is increasing profits to a level that permits the purchase of land. Get it right and profits grow at an increasing pace and land purchases become easier. Get it wrong, and the business is starved of cash, growth slows and land purchases become harder. 2. Buying poor land: Land will be with you a long time, so make sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right land for you and that it will treat you well. Land prices these days reflect scarcity more than quality. The price difference between good and bad land seldom fully reflects the productive difference. If you must buy bad land, and sometimes you do, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t commit sin No. 3. Be pragmatic about its longevity. 3. Emotional involvement with fixed assets: Just as doctors are counselled not to become emotionally involved with their patients because it leads to bad medicine, farmers should avoid becoming involved with their fixed assets because it can lead to bad business. This is a lot to ask in the case of land, but those who successfully keep it under control run better, more profitable and ultimately larger farms than those who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. 4. Over-aggressive debt repayment: It is rare to encounter farms in

difficulty because of too much debt, but those in trouble because of bad debt structure (too much repayable too soon) are countless. Be practical about your capacity for debt repayment on all purchases but especially land and especially when you are young. Maintaining cash flow and liquidity are critical success factors on every farm. 5. Fixed versus variable rates: The painful interest rate lessons of the 1980s still lead to an over-estimation of interest rate risk 30 years later. The decision should be based upon many factors, starting with an objective understanding about whether there is a lot of debt and including a strong understanding of the balance sheet and the income statement to achieve an appropriate stance on interest rate. Staying abreast of Canadian monetary policy is good way to make proportionate and rational decisions about rates. 6. Losing sight of how you make money from farming: Farmers make money from controlling farming assets. Control is distinct from owning. Although it is nice to own farming assets, the assets themselves could care less who owns them. They respond instead to your management. Generally, optimizing the assets maximizes your ability to convert management into profit which, in turn, maximizes your ability to buy those assets. The paradox for young farmers wanting to own lots of land is that they have scarce financial resources and so should not try to own any land that they are not given. Instead, all financial resources should first be directed toward maximizing the assets they control. That accelerates business growth, which accelerates asset purchase. 7. Trying to buy it all: The belief that land comes for sale only once in a lifetime leads to a certain amount of desperation to buy any and all land that comes for sale within a certain radius of the home farm. This predisposes farms to overpaying, buying the wrong land in the long term and sometimes not being able to afford the right land when it comes for sale. This sometimes occurs because sin No. 3 has been committed and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;wrongâ&#x20AC;? land cannot now be sold. Set your strategic goals, make your rules and stick to them. Land ownership also has its virtues, and without a doubt it has performed excellently as an investment. Owning a good solid land base within your whole farm is a key long-term strategy for stability and equity growth,

which ultimately helps in the leverage process when raising debt to finance land. As a result, land ownership is to be recommended, but it can remain out of reach for a long time without the means to generate the profits and the cash to pay for it. With the right business model and the right capitalization of the business, it becomes possible in your 30s to make the sort of profits most farmers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make until their 50s. Being prepared to challenge the paradigm can be rewarding. Consider a young farmer with $250,000 of cash available to invest.

Land costs $2,000 per acre to buy and $60 to rent. If the young farmer opts for a land ownership model, he can probably leverage that cash with debt, up to $375,000 of buying power. With money allowed for working capital and $250 per acre for equipment, he can farm about 160 acres. In a fully rented model, he would need more working capital per acre and could probably leverage at only half the rate and so would have $312,500 available to go farming. Nevertheless, he could farm 560 acres this way.

The land will generate the same gross margin of $250 per acre whether it is owned or rented, but profit per acre in the owned model will be higher at $110 than the rented model at $76. However, because of the larger number of acres in the rented model, the farmer makes more than $42,000 of net profit compared with $16,500 from the farmer who buys. Ask yourself this: who will pay for the next quarter of land the quickest? Jonathan Small is a partner in MNPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm Management Consulting practice in Red Deer, Alta.




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(1) to Jan. 5/13 (2) to Nov. 30/12 (3) to Nov. 30/12 (4) to Jan. 12/13


Agriculture Canada

Close Jan. 18 Live Cattle Feb 124.95 Apr 129.83 Jun 126.25 Aug 126.53 Oct 130.83 Feeder Cattle Jan 143.90 Mar 146.35 Apr 148.85 May 151.13 Aug 157.05

130.60 134.55 129.70 129.78 133.50

-5.65 -4.72 -3.45 -3.25 -2.67

124.55 127.73 126.33 127.60 130.08

149.88 151.45 153.38 155.15 160.18

-5.98 -5.10 -4.53 -4.02 -3.13

151.63 153.85 155.20 156.05 157.35

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

Sheep ($/lb.) & Goats ($/head) Jan. 11 Previous Base rail (index 100) 2.32 2.32 Index range 103.97-107.65 104.11-106.77 Range off base 2.41-2.50 2.41-2.48 Feeder lambs 1.10-1.30 1.10-1.30 Sheep (live) 0.40-0.60 0.40-0.60 SunGold Meats

Jan. 14 1.72-2.32 1.52-1.71 1.43-1.55 1.44-1.56 1.32-1.48 1.20-1.40 0.90-1.05 0.85-1.10 70-110

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

1.60-2.54 1.56-2.02 1.34-1.50 1.44-1.56 1.35-1.44 1.20-1.40 0.90-1.05 0.85-1.00 70-110

Ontario Stockyards Inc.

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

n/a 1/14 1/21


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

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

(1) to Jan. 5/13

(2) to Nov. 30/12

To Jan. 12 Canada 715,926 789,242 -9.3

To date 2013 To date 2012 % change 13/12

Fed. inspections only U.S. 4,247,080 4,281,896 -0.8 Agriculture Canada

$155 $150 $145 1/14 1/21

Feb Apr May Jun

Close Jan. 18 85.35 88.08 94.70 96.85

Close Jan. 11 84.20 87.13 94.80 96.50

n/a 151.73

Man. Que.

151.00 155.23 *incl. wt. premiums

+1.15 +0.95 -0.10 +0.35

Year ago 85.33 87.05 95.45 96.53

% from 2011 -45.7 +2.6 +4.2

Import n/a 6,601 (3) 6,829 (3)

% from 2011 n/a -18.1 -17.5 Agriculture Canada

Jul Aug Oct Dec

EXCHANGE RATE: DATE $1 Cdn. = $1.0077 U.S. $1 U.S. = $0.9924 Cdn.


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

1/14 1/21

Milling Wheat (March) $300 $290

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

Close Jan. 18 96.65 96.05 86.03 82.93

1/14 1/21

Trend +0.37 +0.20 +0.35 +0.33

Year ago 96.58 95.95 86.10 82.10

Jan. 14 20.00-21.75 15.00-17.75 18.80-19.75 22.00-24.00 17.00-17.75 17.75-20.75 15.50-17.50 14.30-15.50 11.80-12.00 8.40-8.75 8.30-8.55 13.00-14.00 5.00-9.00 39.75-40.75 34.75-36.75 26.40-27.75 25.25-28.00 27.00-28.75 24.75-25.00 19.75-20.00 19.00-20.00

Avg. 20.57 15.82 19.19 23.28 17.42 19.25 16.64 14.66 11.95 8.53 8.46 13.50 6.50 40.25 35.42 27.30 26.16 27.88 24.81 19.81 19.67

Jan. 7 20.57 15.66 19.19 23.12 17.42 17.96 15.86 14.11 11.95 8.48 8.46 13.50 6.50 40.25 34.75 27.30 26.56 27.88 16.25 12.25 23.10

Cash Prices

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

$620 $610

Jan. 16 Jan. 9 Year Ago 185.26 177.87 163.49 153.91 153.57 190.65 22.40 22.05 27.75

$590 $580 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/4

$40 $30 $20 $10 $0 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/4

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

1/11 1/18

Canola (basis - March)


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. 18 8.15 7.99 7.75 5.76 5.04

1/11 1/18

Grain Futures Feed Wheat (Lethbridge) $310 $300 $290 $280 $270 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/4

1/11 1/18

Flax (elevator bid- S’toon) $565 $560 $555 $550 n/a $545 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/4

1/11 1/18

Barley (cash - March) $290 $285

Basis: $34

1/11 1/18

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

Corn (March) $740 $720 $700 $680 $660 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

1/14 1/21

$1560 $1520 $1480 $1440 1/14 1/21

Oats (March) $400 $380 $360

Jan. 21 Jan. 14 Trend Wpg ICE Canola ($/tonne) Mar 597.50 594.90 +2.60 May 586.70 586.70 0.00 Jul 576.70 581.40 -4.70 Nov 543.20 542.30 +0.90 Wpg ICE Milling Wheat ($/tonne) Mar 291.00 290.50 +0.50 May 294.00 293.50 +0.50 July 296.00 295.50 +0.50 Oct 296.00 295.50 +0.50 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 241.50 242.90 -1.40 May 242.50 243.90 -1.40 July 243.00 244.40 -1.40 Chicago Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 7.9125 7.6700 +0.2425 May 7.9975 7.7350 +0.2625 Jul 8.0450 7.7700 +0.2750 Dec 8.2675 7.9875 +0.2800 Chicago Oats ($US/bu.) Mar 3.5550 3.5400 +0.0150 May 3.6125 3.5975 +0.0150 July 3.6600 3.6475 +0.0125 Dec 3.6300 3.5650 +0.0650 Chicago Soybeans ($US/bu.) Mar 14.2925 14.1800 +0.1125 May 14.1675 14.0525 +0.1150 Jul 14.1000 13.9875 +0.1125 Nov 12.9225 12.8625 +0.0600 Chicago Soy Oil (¢US/lb.) Mar 51.68 50.45 +1.23 May 52.07 50.82 +1.25 Jul 52.33 51.13 +1.20 Chicago Corn ($US/bu.) Mar 7.2750 7.2400 +0.0350 May 7.2925 7.2300 +0.0625 Jul 7.2150 7.1400 +0.0750 Dec 5.9050 5.8400 +0.0650 Minneapolis Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.7400 8.5275 +0.2125 May 8.8525 8.6225 +0.2300 Jul 8.9325 8.7150 +0.2175 Dec 8.9700 8.7500 +0.2200 Kansas City Wheat ($US/bu.) Mar 8.4375 8.2350 +0.2025 May 8.5325 8.3350 +0.1975 Dec 8.8350 8.6200 +0.2150

Year ago 526.90 531.60 531.10 507.80 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 6.1975 6.3775 6.5425 6.9225 2.9550 2.9700 3.0000 3.0975 12.1750 12.2550 12.3425 12.0750 51.42 51.85 52.26 6.2000 6.2575 6.2975 5.5625 8.0325 7.8600 7.7850 7.6200 6.7350 6.8300 7.2550

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

Close Jan. 11 96.28 95.85 85.68 82.60

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)

Cash Prices

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

(3) to Jan. 12/13



Soybeans (March)

Index 100 hogs $/ckg

Chicago Hogs Lean ($US/cwt)



Chicago Nearby Futures ($US/100 bu.)

1/14 1/21


$140 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/7

Export 10,574 (1) 293,247 (2) 1,100,425 (2)

1/14 1/21

Durum (March)

$270 12/14 12/24 12/28 1/4

Hogs / Pork Trade


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


Hog Slaughter

Alta. Sask.



Jan. 21 Wool lambs >80 lb. 1.20-1.25 Wool lambs <80 lb. 1.30 Hair lambs 1.15-1.17 Fed sheep 0.35-0.51

Fixed contract $/ckg

Feb 10-Feb 23 Feb 24-Mar 09 Mar 10-Mar 23 Mar 24-Apr 06 Apr 07-Apr 20 Apr 21-May 04 May 05-May 18 May 19-Jun 01 Jun 02-Jun 15 Jun 16-Jun 29 Jun 30-Jul 13



HOGS Maple Leaf Hams Mktg. Jan. 18 Jan. 18 149.88-150.34 150.48-150.94 148.52-148.97 149.30-149.75 146.70-149.43 147.47-150.21 147.15-148.43 147.93-149.12 152.99-158.01 153.69-158.70 160.29-162.35 160.99-162.67 165.09-168.28 165.40-168.60 167.37-171.02 167.68-171.34 168.74-169.19 169.05-169.51 169.65-171.93 169.97-172.25 169.94-171.77 170.11-171.94



Close Trend Year Jan. 11 ago

Sask. Sheep Dev. Bd.

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



Chicago Futures ($US/cwt)



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.

Barley (March)


To Jan. 12 Fed. inspections only Canada U.S. To date 2013 83,928 1,143,406 To date 2012 98,477 1,206,600 % Change 13/12 -14.8 -5.2

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

Pulse and Special Crops

ICE Futures Canada

1/14 1/21

Minneapolis Nearby Futures ($US/100bu.) Spring Wheat (March) $920 $900 $880 $860 $840 12/17 12/24 12/28 1/7

1/14 1/21

Canadian Exports & Crush (1,000 To tonnes) Jan. 13 Wheat 366.3 Durum 109.8 Oats 29.9 Barley 42.2 Flax 21.9 Canola 119.5 Peas 35.0 Canola crush 130.8

To Jan. 6 192.6 40.7 9.3 4.7 0.2 159.5 65.2 133.1

Total to date 6085.6 2097.2 608.8 749.9 147.6 3768.6 875.9 3318.0

Last year 6171.5 1630.2 718.2 580.7 113.2 4352.2 1019.3 3012.1



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3.4 2.4 5.1 2.6 3.6 6.0 4.6 1.6 -5.0 5.0 2.4 2.6 4.1 4.2 3.0 3.1 2.3 2.2

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67.6 63.3 36.2 74.9 57.6 50.7 14.3 31.5 42.0 27.5 53.0 76.0 39.9 32.7 38.4 38.1 49.7 45.5

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Jan. 24 - Jan. 30 (in °C)



7.0 7.3 6.2 5.8 8.3 6.3 -9.9 9.3 4.7 8.1 7.3 5.5 6.2 8.5 7.4 7.3

-19.5 -17.3 -28.8 -29.9 -19.8 -21.5 -28.9 -12.6 -28.8 -20.0 -16.9 -30.8 -16.7 -20.1 -16.4 -27.0

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34.3 46.1 53.9 40.1 71.2 79.8 29.9 13.0 15.6 39.2 36.5 79.8 48.2 47.8 44.9 55.3

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7.7 7.0 4.6 2.4 2.0 5.6 2.0 4.2

63.1 66.1 61.2 36.7 44.4 51.4 58.5 65.7

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125.2 112.9 74.4 79.7 60.1

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