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Corey Kasa of Kasa Berry Farm drives the mechanical saskatoon harvester while his wife, Lyndel, parents, Maxine and Randy, and son, Marshall, sort through the berries as they are coming onto the conveyor belt. About 90 percent of the berries on the farm are machine harvested. The original trees were planted in 2000. | MARY MACARTHUR PHOTOS
WEATHER | FROST
Cold July revives frost fears Are crops at risk? | Long-season crops need some warmer weather before summer ends BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU
It feels like there’s been no summer this year, yet the crops look great in most areas. However, farmers can’t get beyond the fear that frost is lurking underneath the unseasonable coolness, ready to snatch away this year’s bounty. “We need either a real warm finish to the season or a long fall without frost,” said Myron Krahn, president of the Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA). “We need a lot of time in September without a frost.” Farmers with corn, soybeans, sunflowers and other long-season crops are anxiously counting their heat units and checking out their crops to see what the long stretch of cool weather in July and into August has meant to their crops’ development.
“Frost isn’t too much of a risk for our canola, but I’m more worried about our soybean fields,” said Brian Chorney of Selkirk, Man. The summer has been weird but OK for most traditional prairie crops such as wheat, barley, oats, canola and many special crops. Most farmers and agronomists report that crops are looking good, but it doesn’t remove the anxiety that many are feeling with the unseasonable chill in the midsummer air. “It was such a cool spring, then the temperature really cranked up at the start of July for a few days, which made everyone optimistic again, then so quickly summer seemed to end,” said Krahn. For canola, the cool conditions have been almost perfect for promoting an extended and bountiful flowering season. Farmers in many areas report high pod counts and little of the heat blasting of flowers that
reduced 2012’s yields. Most small grains are also helped by coolness in midsummer, especially when they are in the reproductive stages. “The growing conditions for most crops have been pretty good,” said Bruce Burnett of CWB. “But we’d certainly like to see a hot, dry finish.” Farmers and crop experts echo that sentiment. The cool weather has delayed crop development but also given them a better chance at big yields than would not have been possible without the coolness. It will even be good for long-season crops such as corn as long as fall frost can be avoided. “The cool weather is really good right now because we’re in pollination,” said MCGA agronomist Morgan Cott as she checked out a farmer’s field. “We don’t want it too hot right now.
This weather is actually very good.” What farmers will need is an August at least as warm as usual and a September that doesn’t contain early frost. Weather experts think they have a good shot at getting that kind of good luck. Drew Lerner of World Weather Inc. and David Phillips of Environment Canada think farmers will likely see cool temperatures for the first 10 days to two weeks of August, but then a normally warm spell for the last two weeks of August. And neither expects an early frost this year for the Prairies. “I don’t believe we’ll have any freezes in August and that we could run a little bit late in parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba with our first frost and freeze this year,” said Lerner. SEE FROST FEARS, PAGE 2
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WEATHER | FROM PAGE ONE
Cold July revives frost fears
REGULAR FEATURES He expects Alberta and western Saskatchewan to have normal first frost dates. Neither expert thought prairie crops should be particularly far behind normal development in most areas because the weather has actually been, in terms of seasonal averages, quite normal, no matter how unusually cold it may seem. “Statistically, it will not be a remarkable year,” said Phillips about prairie weather since the spring. “It will not be memorable in terms of how cold it is. It’ll just be a wash.” The spring was late and cold, but June and the first week of July were hotter than average. Since then it has been cooler than average, but not by much, Phillips said. The daytime temperatures have been 1 1/2 to two degrees below average, but the nighttime temperatures are actually slightly above average. Both are within the normal range. Phillips said July has probably seemed particularly cool because it has been cloudier than normal. However, those cloudy skies also trap heat inside during the night, so growing degree days have not been significantly affected. Lerner said July contained remarkably cold events in numerous places
and almost no hot days, so the month seemed cold. However, it hasn’t been what a professional weather watcher would call cold. “I really don’t think it’s been that far off normal,” he said. Broker Mike Krueger of Fargo’s The Money Farm said crops in North Dakota generally look great, with small grains particularly enjoying the cool summer. However, farmers are becoming increasingly anxious about frost, with corn and soybeans now making up a large percentage of eastern North Dakota cropland. “We’re going to have to have a frostfree September,” said Krueger. “If we have a frost in early to midSeptember, we’re going to have issues with both corn and beans.” Burnett said the cool spell that settled over the Prairies from early July to early August was well-timed if the Prairies had to experience a dose of cool weather. “If this had come in late August, we could have had a lot of frost,” said Burnett. “If we get back to normal weather in the second half of August, I don’t think there’s going to be any big problem with where we’re at right now.”
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CANOLA | COURT ACTION
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A farmer from Strathmore, Alta., f a c e s a f i n e o f a p p ro x i m a t e l y $544,000 in a default judgment for patent infringement of Roundup Ready canola. In a July 24 hearing in Federal Court in Toronto, the court ruled that Doug Van Verdegem and Bar V Farms Ltd. violated the terms of a contract with Monsanto for use of its Roundup Ready canola technology. Default judgments are issued when one party in the case fails to take action in the required manner and time. Van Verdegem said Aug. 1 that he has since retained Saskatoon lawyer Terry Zakreski, the same counsel who represented Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser against Monsanto in a late 1990s landmark case also involving the company’s Roundup Ready technology. Van Verdegem denies that he planted Roundup Ready canola in 2012, the year pertaining to the case. He said the test results from his 2012 canola were from volunteer plants taken from the road allowance and field edges. “The world is polluted, totally polluted with their crap,” he said of Monsanto’s genetically modified canola. “They should never have been able to patent living cells or organisms.” Van Verdegem said he grew Roundup Ready canola in 2008 and 2011, for which he signed the mandatory technology use agreements, but did not
plant it in 2012, a year in which he grew Liberty Link. Trish Jordan, public and industry affairs director for Monsanto, said Aug. 1 that Van Verdegem agreed to participate in the company’s field check program when he signed the agreement. Checks in 2012 revealed presence of the patented canola on 2,570 acres. “He had signed a TSA (technology stewardship agreement) in 2008 and he purchased Roundup Ready canola in 2011. He did not purchase Roundup Ready canola in 2012 and the original finding actually arose from our field check program in 2012.” Jordan said the company tried to resolve the matter before taking it to court, without success. “Generally we don’t prefer to go this route but we really had no other option to us because he wouldn’t engage in the process. He basically was quite evasive and non co-operative in the legal process,” she said. “He was presented with … all the materials. He clearly knew that we were moving ahead with this. Maybe he didn’t understand, but that was his prerogative, to either retain counsel or engage in discussions with us.” Jordan rejected Van Verdegem’s claim that the tests were from volunteer plants. “That’s just simply not correct.” She said field checks initially showed 1,570 acres of RR canola were being grown without a licence. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
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» CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Another 1,000 acres were discovered later, when the farmer was seen harvesting canola on another property. Samples were then taken from adjacent land on public rights of way, Jordan said in a later email. The judgment was made in Toronto because Monsanto wanted a ruling before harvest to avoid potential patent violation on the 2013 crop. Jordan said Toronto was the only place the company could get a meeting with a judge before harvest began. Fi n e s a ga i n s t Va n Ve rd e g e m include $339,240 in damages, more than $5,000 in pre-judgment interest, $50,000 in punitive damages and $150,000 in legal costs. As well, Van Verdegem is subject to an injunction against selling canola protected under Monsanto’s patent and planting its Roundup Ready canola in the future. Van Verdegem said he expects the judgment to be reversed, adding he felt intimidated by Monsanto and those it hired in the case. “They have totally destroyed our lives so far, with constant badgering and stuff,” he said. Jordan said Monsanto tries to treat farmers with respect and transparency, while also protecting its rights. “Farmers tell us that they expect us to keep the playing field level and that’s what we were doing in this case.”
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CALGARY STAMPEDE | DRUG TESTING
Stampede disqualifies champion steer Tests positive for Banamine | Reserve champion now wins top prize and $10,000 BY MARY MACARTHUR CAMROSE BUREAU
The Calgary Stampede has disqualified the winning animal in its steer competition after it tested positive for the painkiller Banamine. Testing positive for drugs is in “contravention of the competition’s rules,” said a Calgary Stampede news release. “We are committed to animal care and welfare and we will continue to enhance rules, regulations and policies related to animal health and safety,” said Max Fritz, director of agriculture with the Stampede. Royden Anderson, co-owner of the Maine Anjou cross, admits the steer was given the painkiller Banamine before the show, but only after it was approved by a veterinarian at the Calgary Stampede. “They all heard the vet say it was good and now the Stampede is saying it’s all hearsay and there was nothing in writing,” said Anderson of Didsbury, Alta. “It’s a kid’s show. If they’re going to ask a vet if they can use a drug, no kid is going to get it in writing.” Tim Chalack, father of the steer’s co-owner, Riley, said he is frustrated that the Calgary Stampede veterinarian approved the drug and they are now being disqualified for its use. “The vets said it’s OK to use Banamine, and now they’re reneging on that,” said Chalack of Carstairs, Alta. “We didn’t do anything the vets didn’t tell us to do.” Banamine, a non-steroidal antiinflammatory from Merck, is a common painkiller. It is registered for use in cattle but has a six-day withdrawal period before slaughter.
I do know this is the first year they blood tested and I do know why, too. I know this is a vendetta thing. Somebody lost and is a poor loser. ROYDEN ANDERSON STEER CO-OWNER
The grand champion steer at this year’s Calgary Stampede is now at the centre of a controversy regarding drug tests. | SHOWCHAMPIONS LIVESTOCK PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO
The animal has not been slaughtered and is at a veterinary clinic at Balzac, Alta. Blood tests were taken on the winning steer and the reserve champion owned by Nicona Brost, Fairland Cattle Co., Logan Chalack, Flewelling Cattle Co. and Deerview Meats. T h e He re f o rd s t e e r t hat w o n reserve will now be named grand champion and awarded the $10,000 prize. No third place winner was chosen in the ring and therefore no reserve champion will be named. In an email response, Calgary Stampede communications adviser Bonni Clark said the Stampede is “not in a position to publicly disclose
details surrounding someone else’s animal, and will not respond to speculation regarding the type of substance in question. The Stampede based our decision to disqualify this steer upon factual information and we stand by our decision.” According to the Stampede list of exhibitor rules: “Any products/solutions/liquids administered internally to alter the conformation or weight of the animal is prohibited.” Anderson said he believes they are being used as scapegoats in the steer competition and believes a disgruntled competitor insisted a blood sample be taken. “I know there are other people who
have done worse stuff than we did and they’re not making examples of them.” The Stampede does not routinely take drug samples of the winning animals, but reserves the right to do so. “I do know this is the first year they blood tested and I do know why, too. I know this is a vendetta thing. Somebody lost and is a poor loser,” he said. “It’s a competitive sport. People do things. I have been in the steer business for a while. People do give them things. They get old after awhile and get limping and stuff like that, but everything is given in accordance with the rules and regulations of medicine and slaughter.” Rick Jackson of Kansas City, Kansas, who sold the calf to Anderson, said the calf, bought for his son, Ryan, has had a rough life. At its first show in Ohio, the calf stepped on a show fluffing comb and seven teeth broke off in its foot. After removing the teeth, Ryan spent months icing the foot and caring for the animal between cattle shows. With only a water hose, a fan, a three-sided shed and a “great big heart,” Ryan nursed the animal back
to health, said Jackson. The family’s move from Vermont to Kansas meant the calf was no longer eligible for steer shows in either area and it was sent to Trausch Farms in Iowa for resale. It’s there Anderson bought the steer for Riley Chalack, with himself as co-owner. Jackson said his son’s log book estimated the steer travelled 11,000 kilometres to shows, including its trip to Calgary. The steer became lame at the Stampede, the same foot with the original injuries. Anderson and Chalack can appeal the Stampede’s decision. Clark also said the Stampede will be reviewing the entire situation. “The Stampede will continue to evaluate and will subsequently communicate any further actions associated with this situation. At this time we are not in a position to speculate on what may or may not come from the review,” she wrote. Calls to Dr. Don Miller, chair of the Calgary Stampede steer committee and a competitor in the class, were not returned. After the show, the steer was sent to Miller’s farm for two weeks before being moved to Balzac. Anderson said the animal should not have been sent to a competitor’s farm after the show. “No way it should have gone to Miller when he was competing against the steer,” said Anderson. Rob Lundego, vice-chair of the steer committee, said he has no opinion or comment on the test. As a steer committee member, he said he has no say on what happens now. “That would be the Calgary brass that has the power, not us as the committee.”
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PARADE WITH A PURPOSE
ALTA. FLOODING | HIGH RIVER
High River museum tallies up flood losses BY BARBARA DUCKWORTH CALGARY BUREAU
Doug Rogers of Bentley, Alta., leads his steer, Wild West Willy, in the Big Valley Jamboree parade in Camrose. Camrose County reeve Don Gregorwich won the honour of riding the steer during a fundraising event for the Family Action Violence Society. | MARY MACARTHUR PHOTO
SOYBEANS | SOIL FERTILITY
Nutrients vital when growing soybeans Invest in fertilizer | Soybeans suck up phosphorus and potash, which need to be replenished BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU
MELITA, Man. — A soil fertility specialist with Manitoba Agriculture says farmers shouldn’t count on soybeans providing nitrogen for next year’s crop. “Soybeans are pigs,” John Heard told the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day July 30. “They make nitrogen but they cart 95 percent of it off to the elevator. So don’t think you’re going to cut your nitrogen in the following crop.” With the rapid expansion of soybean acres in Manitoba, a myth has developed that soybeans are selfsufficient when it comes to crop nutrients. Heard said the crop does produce its own nitrogen but some soybean growers aren’t doing enough to maintain soil fertility. “Growers are quite intrigued by this crop that survives on less than nothing,” Heard said. “(But) you can’t grow this crop with just inoculant.” For example, soybean plants remove .9 to one pound of phosphorus per bushel, which is similar to the removal rate for canola. Unlike canola, soybeans don’t respond to added phosphorus. Instead, the legume prefers to pull residual phosphorus out of the soil. H o w e v e r, p r o d u c e r s m i g h t assume it’s unnecessary to add the nutrient because soybeans don’t immediately react to a phosphorus application.
If you supplied (the crop) with fertilizer, that’s called being a sustainable farmer…. Otherwise you are Fort McMurray, you are just depleting the soil reserves. JOHN HEARD MANITOBA AGRICULTURE SOIL SPECIALIST
“Soybeans are good at sneaking nutrients out of the soil,” Heard said. “They are supported by a mycorrhizal network that scavenges phosphorus out of the soil.” Nonetheless, research by Gyles Randall at the University of Minnesota shows that soybean yields suffer if soil phosphorus levels are low. Based on field experiments from the late 1990s, Randall found that soybean fields with high residual phosphorus yielded 54 bu. per acre on average. Sites with low-test phosphorus averaged 42 bu. per acre. “ There is a consequence (to yields), but it’s not readily apparent because this crop can tap into the reserves,” Heard said. “(But) if you are going to continue farming in low (phosphorus) testing soils, be content with sub-optimal yields.” Soybean yields also depend on potassium levels. The crop will remove 1.4 lb. of potassium per bu., which means a
50 bu. per acre crop would pull out 70 lb. of potash per acre. “There is no other crop that you grow … that has as much potash in the seeds as soybeans do,” Heard said. Clay and clay-loam soils in Manitoba do have abundant stores of potassium, but sandier soils do not. Bending down to inspect a soybean plant at the WADO plot site, Heard pointed to a lower leaf with yellowing around its edge, which is an indicator of potash deficiency. “During seed fill, the seed removes between 1.2 and 1.4 lb. of potash per bushel,” he said. “It moves potash from the leaves to the pods. Malnourished plants, the leaves will start showing potash deficiency in later August. That’s a wake-up call to the grower that he needs to do some soil tests.” Dennis Lange, a Manitoba Agriculture crop production adviser in Altona, said a number of Manitoba producers are following a soybeansoybean rotation because prices are
strong and the crop is easy to grow. Heard said the beans will have a drastic effect on soil fertility if growers aren’t adding sufficient quantities of phosphorus or potash to the soil. “If you grow soybeans back to back, that’s a rented land or retirement policy,” he said. “If you supplied (the crop) with fertilizer, that’s called being a sustainable farmer…. Otherwise you are Fort McMurray, you are just depleting the soil reserves.” Ten to 15 parts per million of phosphorus is a reasonable target for soybeans if a grower decides to replenish depleted soil and restore yield potential. Heard said boosting residual phosphorus is a matter of mathematics. “What you remove, at some point to be sustainable, you’ll have to replenish.” Therefore, if a producer is growing wheat after a 40 bu. per acre soybean crop, he should add 35 lb. per acre of phosphorus to cover the amount that the beans pulled out and an additional 25 lb. per acre for the wheat. Heard said this is the wrong time to scrimp on soil fertility. With new crop soybeans at around $12 per bu., growers can afford to spend on potash and phosphorus. “You can buy more phosphorus with a bushel of soybeans now than when the price (of soybeans) comes down,” he said. “It is years like this when we should be investing in (fertility).”
Among the bruised and battered in the flooded town of High River, Alta., is the community’s museum with an extensive collection of western history and artifacts. “We lost about 80 percent of our collection,” said curator Irene Kerr. The Museum of the Highwood is in a 100-year-old building located in the downtown area. It had an extensive collection of more than 30,000 photographs, historical research materials and archives. These sustained minimal damage, but other artifacts are in ruins. “Our photos are probably the least of our worries, but we lost most of our negatives,” she said. For example, negatives from the High River Times were lost, but the newspaper also had microfilm of its material so some history was preserved. Museum staff had about 20 minutes to vacate the site when the flood waters swept through the town June 20. There was no time to save anything, said Kerr. They were preparing a new exhibit that included wedding dresses. Much of the textile collection in storage has been lost. “A lot of them got mould and a lot of them just disintegrated in the muck,” she said. Like many museums, large parts of collections are kept in storage. Items in the basement were lost when that area was filled with three metres of water. Residents and business owners were not allowed to return for a couple weeks so the collections sat for 10 days in dirty water and grew mould.
We had 17 saddles that got a lot of mould on them. We washed them off and they are now in a freezer truck. IRENE KERR MUSEUM CURATOR
Staff returned to find ruined books, shelves fallen over and an antique piano tipped upside down. It would have cost $20,000 to restore the piano, which is more than the museum can afford. Other antique wooden furniture was also ruined. Staff salvaged as much as possible, then cleaned and disinfected items and put them in a refrigerator truck. “We had 17 saddles that got a lot of mould on them. We washed them off and they are now in a freezer truck,” Kerr said. The building is drying out slowly to prevent warping and other damage. The museum is also considering new storage facilities to protect the surviving collection for the next time such a disaster strikes.
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WEEDS | GIANT RAGWEED
Debut of giant ragweed on Prairies possible Growers beware | The weed has been found in southeastern North Dakota and could move north BY ROBERT ARNASON
GIANT RAGWEED FACTS
• Giant ragweed, also known as horseweed, is native to North America. • It is the most common cause of hay fever in eastern North America. A single plant can produce up to one billion grains of pollen. According to a U.S. study, ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada lingers almost a month longer than it did in 1995. These increases are linked to warming shifts caused by climate change. • It typically grows to a height of 1.5 metres, but it can grow more than five metres tall. • Just one ragweed plant per sq. metre has been shown to reduce crop yields 45 to 77 percent. • Giant ragweed is one of the dominant weed species in the U.S. Midwest and is the most important weed in the eastern corn belt. • Glyphosate resistant giant ragweed has been found in Ontario, Ohio, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Missouri. Source: staff research
Scott Chalmers shows a rarely seen giant ragweed plant to people attending the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day held near Melita, Man., July 30. | ROBERT ARNASON PHOTO
MELITA, Man. — Bending over carefully so he wouldn’t drop the microphone, Scott Chalmers reached down to pick up a metre long plant lying on the ground. Chalmers, a diversification specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, held the plant high above his head to show it to the 60 people attending the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day held near Melita July 30. The leafy plant was something that western Canadian farmers rarely see: giant ragweed. “It probably came up from the U.S. through the Souris River somehow,” Chalmers said during an interview following the field tour. “Last year we found three plants and this year we found about a dozen plants.” Chalmers found the giant ragweed on a field south of Melita in the Souris River Valley. Severe flooding in 2011 likely carried seeds or plants into the flat-bottomed valley, but Chalmers doesn’t know exactly how the weed made its way to southwestern Manitoba. “It’s bizarre that it’s this far to the northwest of where it usually is. It’s almost one state out of its place.” Giant ragweed, also known as horseweed, is commonly found in the U.S. Midwest and the American south, but its northerly range is typically southeastern North Dakota. Hugh Beckie, an Agriculture Canada weed scientist from Saskatoon, said he’s never heard of giant ragweed on the Canadian Prairies. “Looking at the general weed surveys that my colleague Julia Leeson has done, I don’t believe that they detected that species.” Chalmers has found giant ragweed on only one field near Melita, but he suspects it’s also on fields further south in the Souris River Valley. “I’ll bet if you go up the river, upstream, you will find it for sure.”
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Chalmers said high water levels flooded many fields in the valley this year. Weeds took over those fields, which may have allowed giant ragweed to get established. The weed’s arrival remains a curiosity because only a few weeds have been found, but Chalmers said prairie growers should be concerned. “Potentially, this could be a climate change signal or marker,” he said. “Some of these things that are problems further south might be coming further north and potentially affecting us.” Beckie agreed, noting that giant ragweed, which loves heat, could flourish in Western Canada. “With our warmer winters, we might see weeds that aren’t typically well adapted to the Prairies encroach into the Prairies,” he said. “We’ve documented this with other species (including kochia).” He said the weed’s arrival is a threat to the prairies because glyphosate resistant giant ragweed has been found in a number of American states and in southwestern Ontario. Last year, Chalmers conducted an informal test on a giant ragweed plant he found near Melita. He sprayed glyphosate on the weed with a bottle, and it died two and a half weeks later. “I was fairly satisfied that is wasn’t (glyphosate resistant), but you never know.” Beckie said it would be wise to eradicate the giant ragweed plants near Melita. “That would be very cost effective,” he said. “If it gets established and does become adapted, it could pose a lot of challenges for us.”
WEEDS | RESISTANCE
Glyphosate resistant kochia suspected in Manitoba BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU
Growers and provincial agriculture specialists suspect that glyphosate resistant kochia has arrived in Manitoba. After applying glyphosate this year, several soybean growers found that the herbicide did not kill kochia plants in their fields. They alerted provincial employees, including Dennis Lange, a Manitoba Agriculture crop production adviser in Altona. Lange, who spoke at a field tour in Melita, Man., July 30, said it hasn’t been scientifically proven that the weeds are glyphosate resistant, but it is highly likely that tests will confirm the suspicions. Nasir Shaikh, a Manitoba Agriculture weed specialist, said he spoke to Lange about one case of potential
glyphosate resistance. “A couple of other growers (also) called me and they also suspect they might have glyphosate resistant kochia,” Shaikh said. “I do have plans to collect the plant material from them over the fall and send it to the lab.” If the tests come back positive, all three prairie provinces would now have confirmed cases of glyphosate resistant kochia. Scientists detected resistant kochia in southern Alberta in 2011, and last year resistant populations were found around Swift Current, Sask. Agriculture Canada estimates that herbicide resistant kochia is present on 8,000 acres of cropland in Western Canada. However, Stratus Agri-Marketing surveyed Canadian farmers earlier this year about herbicide resistance and found that there might be
651,000 acres of glyphosate resistant kochia on the Prairies. Shaikh didn’t disclose the locations of the suspected cases, but he said it’s not surprising that glyphosate resistant kochia exists in the province. “It’s just a matter of time that we’ll (officially) document it in Manitoba.” Shaikh and Hugh Beckie, a herbicide resistance specialist with Agriculture Canada, will conduct a weed survey in late August and September to assess the presence of glyphosate resistant kochia in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Beckie agreed the appearance of glyphosate resistant kochia in the province isn’t shocking because the weed is abundant in southwestern Manitoba. During his presentation at the Westman Agricultural Diversification Organization field day, Lange said glyphosate resistant kochia in
DENNIS LANGE MANITOBA AGRICULTURE
soybean fields might be connected to agronomic practices. More producers are now growing soybeans back to back because they are profitable and easy to grow. Lange said the practice may be tempting, but it isn’t sustainable over the long run. “That’s a question I get from a lot of new growers: ‘I had soybeans last year, can I plant soybeans again this year?’ ” said Lange, the province’s unofficial soybean specialist. “Yeah, you can plant it (again), but it does start you off on the wrong foot.”
Shaikh said crop rotations are an effective way to mitigate the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds, but certain rotations exacerbate the selection pressure and likelihood of genetic mutations. “If a grower is planting Roundup Ready corn, then going Roundup Ready soybeans and Roundup Ready canola, he is rotating the crops but the base herbicide is still the same.” Instead, growers need to develop a long-term, integrated weed management strategy. Shaikh said the strategy should include crop rotation, tank mixing of herbicides and using proven but older chemistries. “These (older) herbicides are very effective and can be applied even in the fall and incorporated into the soil,” Shaikh said. “And in the spring, (producers) can have a clean field to start with.”
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BARLEY | PRICES
Barley outlook will have you crying in your beer Price forecast | Last year’s prices won’t be paid for this year’s crop BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU
Farmers don’t want to bite the bullet and contract new crop malting barley at prices lower than what was offered recently for old crop. That’s what marketers are saying about farmers’ lack of interest in pricing beer barley, but some think the reluctance is a mistake. “They’ve been getting $6.50 (per bushel) for old crop, and now they’re seeing (new crop) bids of $5.50, which I think are pretty darned good, actually, and they don’t want to sell, but I think they should sell at least some at that price,” said CWB barley marketer Bob Cuthbert. “In a couple of months, $5.50 might look really good.” Barley had benefited greatly from last summer’s drought-induced rally, rising high as corn soared. Feed corn drove the rally and feed barley followed. To guarantee supply, maltsters had to boost prices and keep a hefty premium of $1 to $1.50 through the winter. However, both the base feedgrain price and the malting premium are under threat because of the perception that farmers are likely to harvest big barley and corn crops this fall. A massive inversion has existed between old crop and new crop prices, with new crop much lower
Everybody wants last year’s prices, but they have to realize that what they’re being offered now is probably better than what they’ll get offered in a month or two. DOUG HILDERMAN NORAG RESOURCES
than old crop values. As that inversion disappears, farmers are largely unwilling to lock in new crop values. “Everybody wants last year’s prices, but they have to realize that what they’re being offered now (for new crop) is probably better than what they’ll get offered in a month or two,” said Doug Hilderman of NorAg Resources. “Farmers are still thinking about last year’s prices, and those just aren’t obtainable any more.” Crop conditions are good across Western Canada and the parts of the United States that grow barley, and the market is expecting a big crop to be harvested. There are no major quality concerns. The only threat to barley is the potential for an early frost. Wo r ld pr i ces f o r ba r ley hav e dropped in recent weeks. Rain in Australia has improved prospects for the crop, which is in its early stages, while expectations are for good, big
crops in Europe and the Black Sea region. Cuthbert said world malting barley prices, backed off to Manitoba, equal $4.70 to $5 per bu. This means the offshore market won’t play a role in moving the crop if farmers don’t want to sell now to the domestic market for $5.50. However, Cuthbert and Hilderman think farmers will eventually blink, needing to move the new crop and accepting whatever market reality appears as the crop goes into the bin. It’s possible that something will damage barley or the underlying corn crop’s value, but the opposite is more likely: a big crop is harvested and knocks feedgrain values lower. “We could see feed corn prices approach $4 a bu. and lower,” said Cuthbert. “Farmers are seeing old crop feed (barley) bids of $5-plus, so it’s kind of hard to accept a new crop Manitoba (malting barley) bid for the same.”
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CORN PRICE DROP | MARKET IMPACT
Biofuel sector stagnation contributes to lower corn prices Ethanol demand plateaued | Finding markets for surplus corn is ‘a really really big deal for the corn producer’: exporter
CORN PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN FOR THE REST OF THE DECADE AT BETWEEN
$4 to $5 per bushel U.S. CORN EXPORTS TO RISE Reviving U.S. corn production will likely mean it will increase exports. Exports had fallen off in recent years as domestic demand rose due to the growing ethanol industry. Exports crashed in the last crop year because of the drought-reduced crop.
BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
The impending sharp drop in U.S. corn prices will have repercussions throughout North American grain markets and produce a more aggressive U.S. trade focus, says an export specialist. It will also present U.S. corn and soybean producers who have enjoyed years of record prices with a reality jolt, now that Washington is unlikely to find the cash to fill the income gap, ProExporter Network president Marty Ruikka of Michigan told an Ottawa meeting of the U.S. Grains Council board in Ottawa July 29. He projects that corn prices will drop from the 2012-13 level of $6.90 US per bushel to $5 or less and remain between $5 and $4 through the decade, a 30 to 40 percent drop. “As a result, I think we are returning to an export market focus,” he said. “The only choice we see is with further exports.” At the core of the projected price tumble, already evident in markets, are a bigger crop and a flattening of U.S. biofuel industry demand for feedstock, said Ruikka. Strong biofuel demand in recent years has taken a large chunk of the U.S. grain surplus generated by yield increases. Along with production declines because of drought, it has contributed to recent years of strong prices. “What’s happening now is that while the ethanol industry demand will not decline, it has plateaued and so there will be a big drop in that strong demand and growing surpluses,” he said. “We have to find a home for that surplus.” He predicted that the looming sharp price decline could decrease corn sector gross income by more than $13 billion over the next three years. “This is a really, really big deal
U.S. corn used in ethanol production vs. corn exported (million bu.): 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 2004
corn used in ethanol
Source: USDA | WP GRAPHIC
While the ethanol demand will not decline, it has plateaued, and an analyst expects as yields rise in coming years, farmers will have to find export markets for surplus corn stocks. | FILE PHOTO for the corn producer.” Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s practice of doling out bil-
lions of dollars in farm supports when markets decline is “a thing of the past,” said Ruikka. “There is no more discre-
tionary spending in Washington.” A sharply divided Congress has been unable to even agree on a new
farm bill to set rules for the industry over the next five years. In an interview, Ruikka said the return to prices more in line with historic averages will be a challenge for a sector that has become accustomed to high cash flow. “The first thing is it is going to be very difficult for them to continue to pay the high prices for land and to support high rent prices,” he said. That means sharply reduced asset values and “a tightening of belts within operations.” He said recent entrants to the sector will face the biggest shock. “I think for the young farmer, in the past five to seven years he’s been able to make mistakes and get away with it,” he said. “In the future he’ll have to operate mistake-free or pay the consequences.” At the Canadian Federation of Agriculture summer board meeting in Montreal July 31, several provincial farm leaders said Canadian prices will inevitably follow the U.S. commodity price decline, and the projected increased export competition will have a depressing effect on prices for Canadian grain sales abroad.
WHEAT | OUTLOOK
Production problems support wheat but rally hopes dashed by sinking corn Bullish outlook | Charts show a potential turning point, but corn will have to stabilize BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU
Even after a long, long slide, it’s still hard to find reasons to turn bullish on wheat. A good-sized, good-quality crop is growing in North America and elsewhere, and the underlying price leader for grain shows few signs of wanting to reverse its downward course. “Corn continues to set the overall framework for grain prices,” said Frontier Futures analyst Austin Damiani. “We can look at spring wheat or wheat in general, and even if we’re bullish (about those crops in isolation), prices can still go down if corn continues to go down.”
Chicago December corn futures were trading for around $5.40 per bushel near the end of June but have since slid to about $4.65. At the same time, spring wheat futures have slid less, from $7.90 to $7.50. Though pressured down by corn, wheat has received some support from Chinese demand, reduced forecast for the Russian wheat crop and potential quality problems in the U.S. soft red wheat crop, which was rained on at harvest, and the European wheat crop which is enduring a heat wave hastening its maturity. Damiani said cash spring wheat prices are now about equal to hard red winter wheat cash prices, which is helping stoke demand and buy sales.
“We’re already at the point where we’re low enough where end users, particularly domestic ones, are being incentivized to switch to spring wheat at the expense of hard red winter wheat,” said Damiani. He said hard red spring wheat might be able to recover some of the ground it has lost to hard red winter wheat, over which it normally carries a premium, if North American millers and export markets start snapping up cheap spring wheat. However, corn still rules the roost. “It’s going to be a lot easier to rally if corn can stabilize,” he said. Mike Krueger of the advisory service The Money Farm agreed. “The biggest problem wheat has is
corn,” said Krueger. “You take corn from seven bucks to below five dollars and you have people talking about $4 to $4.50 as a possibility, and if you get a big U.S. corn crop in, that limits where wheat can go.… You can’t take wheat too far from corn.” Damiani said demand for wheat is good now, w ith China making aggressive purchases, but the sheer weight of the corn slump is stopping the wheat rally. Winnipeg technical analyst Harold Davis thinks wheat has a good shot at rallying now because its chart pattern is showing a possible “W” forming, something that has previously preceded a nearby price bottom. “Recent price declines might seem
dramatic and discouraging, but they’re about normal for wheat,” wrote Davis in a July 30 analysis. Wheat prices in Saskatchewan tend to make $1.25 per bushel retreats, which is about what has occurred in recent weeks. Chicago wheat futures also seem to be hitting a possible terminal stage of a retreat. “A good crop has already been priced into the market and is old news,” wrote Davis, the main author of Prairie Crop Charts. “Looking forward, wheat is likely to make a stand close to current levels. If it succeeds, the tide should turn up and a new bull emerge. If it fails, the optimism of recent years will be dealt a serious blow.”
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OPEN MARKETING | FEES
Major grain companies like shift to open market Richardson and Viterra | Biggest concern is about the rising cost of the Canadian Grain Commission BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Top executives with Canada’s largest grain handling companies say the industry has adjusted well to operating in a deregulated market. However, there are still important issues to watch, including regulatory costs related to the Canadian Grain Commission and the impact of federal rail legislation. “From our perspective, things went about as well as we could have expected or hoped,” said Jean-Marc Ruest, vice-president of corporate affairs with Richardson International. “I think there are probably two areas that we have to keep our eye on going forward,” he added. “The first is on the regulatory side of things.” He said operational changes at the grain commission have resulted in significantly higher handling costs for the industry. Beginning Aug. 1, the commission will derive more revenue through user fees and less from the federal treasury. It is estimated that the Canadian grain industry, including farmers, will pay an additional $17 million for CGC services in the 2013-14 crop year. User fee revenues are projected to rise to more than $54 million, up from $37 million. The new fees are expected to cover 91 percent of the commission’s annual budget once the changes are fully implemented, while government will contribute nine percent, or $5.5 million. In previous years, Ottawa’s contri-
Big grain companies say the switch to an open wheat market allowed them to make more efficient use of their facilities. | FILE PHOTO bution has been closer to 50 percent. Ruest said regulatory costs must be kept in check to ensure the Canadian grain industry remains competitive. “The cost of the CGC to the system is very high,” he said. “If we really want to be competitive as an industry on a worldwide basis and our costs on the regulatory side are out of line with what’s being charged in other jurisdictions, that’s a problem for us.” On rail costs and level of service agreements, Ruest said the impact of recent legislative changes remains to be seen. “I think the (grain) industry has made its thoughts known on whether they think those changes are sufficient or not,” he said.
“I think that’s an area that we will still have to be mindful of.” Kyle Jeworski, Viterra’s vice-president and chief executive officer for North America, agreed that the transition to an open market has been smooth. Viterra is owned by Glencore Xtrata. “I would say things have gone as expected,” Jeworksi said. The changes have resulted in more efficient use of Viterra’s grain handling assets and improved price signals to farmers. “We’ve had positive feedback from farmer customers and end-use customers,” Jeworski said, adding that Viterra will continue to invest in its network to ensure modern, efficient facilities across the West.
Jeworski said deregulation allowed the Canadian industry to respond quickly to strong U.S. market demand in the post harvest period. “Right after deregulation, we did see a significant amount of red winter and red spring wheat moving into the U.S. early on to fill some of the deficit (there),” he said. “With deregulation, that really allowed the whole industry to be responsive to a specific need.” Viterra is selling wheat to overseas customers that were not traditional buyers of Canadian wheat under the single desk system, he added. It suggests that the deregulated industry is expanding markets for Canadian grain. Jeworski refuted suggestions that
promotion and market development efforts have suffered in the new environment. “CWB has been promoting Canadian grain for a long period of time, but now you’ve got a number of internationally recognized institutions, such as CIGI (Canadian International Grains Institute) that are doing a lot of good work … and you’ve got a lot of companies (as well),” he said “I don’t think anything has been lost. In fact, I think the industry is doing a good job of working with end-use customers in identifying their needs.” Market acceptance of minor classes of Canadian wheat, such as Canada Prairie Spring, is increasing, he added.
OPEN MARKETING | CASH MARKET
Small grain trader says open market has less competition than expected NorAg Resources | Big elevator companies dominate trade leaving little room for middlemen BY ED WHITE WINNIPEG BUREAU
As the era of the open market dawned, Doug Hilderman saw a golden sunrise for a bright new cash market for prairie grains. He thought board grains, freed of their control by CWB, would become aggressively bought and sold by a plethora of small, medium and large marketers and grain companies. This new trade would embrace any new opportunities and make the business more quick and active. Instead, Hilderman said less grain is being traded than when the CWB monopoly was intact. And rather than providing an opportunity for more grain marketers to enter, the basis of existing players is being challenged. “It’s a very poorly defined cash mar-
ket. There is almost no cash market,” said Hilderman, who sources and sells crops for marketer NorAg Resources. “It’s not unfolding the way a lot of people thought, not the way a lot of farmers expected. It’s not the way a lot of the industry thought.” Hilderman said the prairie grain industry is so dominated by three large grain elevator companies and a handful of smaller operators that little room appears to be left for marketers who buy from one company and sell to another. “It’s like there are three wheat boards out there now,” said a disappointed Hilderman. “There’s no incentive for a marketer to organize farmers’ grain and sell to a grain company, or buy from a small grain marketer and sell to a big grain company.”
He said the big grain companies appear to want to keep all grain procurement, movement and sales inhouse, so it’s often not possible to find bids or offers for anything. Grain marketers without handling facilities or with only a few facilities have often played an important role in the prairie grain business, either as exporters who find overseas buyers and then arrange delivery or as crop procurers who find on-farm supplies of crops and then find grain companies looking for those supplies. Accredited exporters often filled a significant share of the sales that the CWB oversaw during the wheat board monopoly era. With the board monopoly gone, Hilderman hoped last winter to see e v e n m o re b u y i n g a n d s e l l i n g between grain marketers and grain companies as everyone embraced
the opportunities of the free market and tried to match supplies and demand more aggressively. It is what he has seen in the United States, where companies buy and sell crops to each other to match the opportunities that each finds. However, he said some of the players on the Prairies, such as Richardson International, Cargill and Viterra, seem so dominant and vertically integrated that they appear to not need to trade with anyone. “They buy grain from the farmer, put it through their elevator, send it through their terminal to an export end user,” said Hilderman. “They don’t buy from other companies and they don’t sell from other companies.” Hilderman said it is sometimes possible to get bids or offers from the big companies, but they are at levels that
make profitable sales impossible. “There’s no way to make it work,” said Hilderman, whose company operates in western and eastern Canada. “The big line companies are putting the squeeze on the exporter that doesn’t have any procurement … and they’re squeezing out the guy at the bottom.” Hilderman said buying and trading crops between companies generally creates value. Companies don’t need to compete as aggressively with price to attract supply when only a handful of them are bidding for farmers’ grain. “A farmer doesn’t have a lot of choice,” Hilderman said. “There’s not a lot of market definition out there. There certainly isn’t a lot of competition out there for a farmer’s grain.”
MARKETS CANFAX REPORT
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POTASH | MARKETING
FED CATTLE STEADY Fed cattle prices have been stuck in a $4 trading range for the past 12 weeks. The supply side of the market has had a greater influence on the price than the futures aspect. Fed supplies remain unseasonably tight, which has been reflected in the strong cash-to-U.S. cash and cashto-futures basis. Producers continue to negotiate lift times because front-end supplies are current. The Canfax average steer price was $120.17 per hundredweight, up 31 cents, and heifers were $117.93, down $1.13. Steers remain $10 higher than the same week last year and slightly more than $25 higher than the fiveyear average. Most of the trade was on a dressed basis at $201-$202 per cwt. delivered. Packers have been looking for cattle for near-term delivery, and there has been rumbling of packers accepting and calling upon August contract cattle early. Weekly sales rose 55 percent to 16,351. The Alberta fed cash-tofutures basis strengthened to close the week at $4.74. Weekly fed exports to July 20 fell nine percent to 3,234 head. Retailers should be looking to cover beef needs for the Labour Day holiday, which would support beef and cattle prices. Supply is expected to grow seasonally, but the weaker Canadian dollar should help keep prices steady.
Weekly western Canadian non-fed slaughter fell 21 percent July 27 to 5,730. Non-fed exports to July 20 fell 24 percent to 4,631.
FEEDERS STRONGER Strong demand pushed feeder prices higher. Auction volumes have bottomed and more animals will hit the auction ring as yearlings come off grass. A modest offering of 400-600 pound feeders traded mixed with prices $1 lower to $1.75 per cwt. higher. Feeders heavier than 600 lb. rose $1-$3. All feeders heavier than 700 lb. are trading significantly higher than the same week last year. Canfax weighted average steer prices for the week were 89 cents per cwt. higher and heifers were $1.42 higher. Weekly auction volume rose 43 percent to 11,136 head. Attractive prices are drawing summer yearlings to market early. Improved feeding margins have rallied feedlot interest in cattle, which will be ready for the 2014 first quarter fed market.
U.S. beef prices fell again last week. Choice closed at $186.66 and was 12 percent or $24.70 below the May peak. Select was $181.53, down six percent or $11.80 from May. Beef prices might have fallen to the lowest level of the season and normally trend higher into August. Weekly Canadian AAA cut-out values to July 26 fell $1.97 to $196.86 and AA fell $2.67 to $186.78.
Hamburger demand firmed slaughter cow prices with D1,2 cows rising 65 cents per cwt. and D3s rising 26 cents. Rail cow prices rose $1 to around $151-$156 per cwt. delivered. Butcher bull prices fell 64 cents to average $88.57.
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 www.canfax.ca.
WP LIVESTOCK REPORT HOGS SLIGHTLY LOWER
Last year’s total was 2.040 million.
The U.S. volume of market-ready hogs increased, and packers picked up slaughter to handle the extra numbers. Plants were willing to pay up to secure supply and process meat last week in advance of reduced production this week, when many plants close Aug. 5. Iowa-southern Minnesota hogs were slightly lower at $74.50 US per hundredweight delivered to packing plants Aug. 2, down from $75-$75.50 July 26. The estimated pork cut-out value was $104.02 Aug. 2, up from $99.50 July 26. Estimated weekly U.S. slaughter to Aug. 3 was 2.022 million, up from 1.988 million the previous week.
BISON STEADY The Canadian Bison Association said Grade A bulls in the desirable weight range averaged $3.50 Cdn per pound hot hanging weight with sales to $3.70. Grade A heifers sold at $3.45 with sales to $3.55. Animals older than 30 months and those outside the desirable buyer specifications may be discounted.
SHEEP, LAMBS STRONG Ontario Stockyards Inc. reported 1,527 sheep and lambs and 146 goats traded July 29. All lambs and goats sold actively at strong prices. Sheep traded $10 cwt. higher.
Potash cartel breakup sheds light on power of concentrated marketing MARKET WATCH
he food vs. fuel controversy of the past few years has generated passionate debate. Critics of biofuel support programs in the developed world say these policies artificially increase the cost of food for poor people in developing countries. This year’s prospect of a bumper world corn crop and much lower grain prices might push that debate onto the back burner. But there is another situation that arguably profits rich people and raises the cost of food for poor people that I am surprised does not generate more debate. I’m talking about potash marketing groups, which are often described as cartels. The power of these marketing arrangements was illuminated last week when one of them broke down. Uralkali in Russia and Belaruskali in Belarus had marketed their potash together through a company called Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC), just as Canpotex markets the production of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Agrium and Mosaic. Canpotex and BPC account for almost 70 percent of global potash sales and I’m sure they argue there is stiff competition between them. However, I’m also sure buyers believe the concentrated power of the sellers gave them an advantage. The companies involved in the two marketing groups believed profitability was better if sales focused on price rather than volume. If buyers would not agree to the price and demand fell, the members of the sellers’ group hung together and reduced production to prevent the buildup of surpluses. The falling out at BPC is over the two members accusing each other of selling outside the marketing partnership and underselling its product. The three owners of Canpotex, two owners of BPC and two other potash producers in the former Soviet Union had faced an antitrust court case in the United States dating back to 2008 that alleged they acted like a cartel to drive up prices. The Canpotex owners all denied any wrongdoing but decided to settle out of court this year, paying $100
Lower potash prices would be good news for poor countries. | million to the plaintiffs. The Russian and Belarusian producers settled claims in September 2012. Potash Corp. head Bill Doyle said the lawsuits were without merit. He said the company settled to avoid the distraction and enormous cost of a lengthy court battle. It is important to note that governments have not pinned antitrust allegations on the potash producers. However, it is also illuminating that Uralkali thinks the breakup of BPC will force down the international price of potash by 25 percent. North American potash producers’ presentations to investors often highlight that demand for the nutrient should rise sharply as food demand grows. Yields of crops in India and China fall short of their potential because farmers do not apply the three key nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potash, in the proper balance. Potash is under-applied relative to amount of nitrogen that they use. Eventually, these countries must buy more potash to get the yields they need to feed their citizens, holding out the prospect of strong potash prices and the need to build more mines in Saskatchewan and elsewhere. However, India and China already must subsidize fertilizer to their poor farmers to the tune of billions of dollars a year, money that they could
easily spend on other needs such as improved grain storage and transportation infrastructure. This situation is detailed by Frederic Jenny, a professor of economics at École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales in Paris, in a chapter of the book Trade, Competition and the Pricing of Commodities published by the Center for Economic Policy. He said most of the government subsidies simply cover the difference between what the cartels charge and what would be a lower price if there were more competition. Presumably, if the price of potash was lower, Indian and Chinese farmers could optimize their fertilizer balances and generate higher yields, benefiting themselves and consumers. I’m not arguing that the owners are Canpotex are evil. There are probably many nuances and details to the situation that make the ethics of potash marketing groups not a black or white matter. But as we worry about what these recent developments in the potash industry mean for construction projects at home and Saskatchewan government revenue, we might also consider what it means for farmers and consumers in poor countries. Follow D’Arce McMillan on Twitter @darcemcmillan.
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BIOFUEL | SUBSIDIES
Winding down gov’t biofuel support right thing to do
ederal financial support of ethanol and biodiesel is coming to an end, as it should after helping create an appropriate-sized biofuel industry in Canada. Government assistance was needed to get the industry on its feet, creating a new domestic demand for grain, lowering greenhouse gas production and creating rural employment. However, industries should eventually survive on their own business acumen rather than government support. So it was welcome news when agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said at the recent federal-provincial agriculture ministers meeting in Nova Scotia that he has no interest in the government pushing the biofuel industry to get larger. He thinks agriculture in Canada does not support expansion of the federal biofuel mandates. The ethanol mandate is five percent of fuel and the renewable diesel mandate is two percent. The federal ecoEnergy for Biofuels program will wind down in 2017 after committing funds to two dozen projects. It provided eligible producers of alternative renewable fuels with an operating incentive of up to 10 cents per litre of eligible production for the first three years of the program. A flaw in the current situation is that Canadian biofuel production capacity falls short of filling the demand created by the mandate. The result is imports of biofuel, mostly from the United States. Canadian biofuel plants still planned or under construction should narrow the gap, but monitoring will be necessary and the policy environment might have to be tweaked to ensure that the mandates are eventually filled mostly by Canadian production. However, some American imports might always be possible. The industry there, helped initially by lucrative government supports, has more capacity than needed to meet its domestic mandate. There is a surplus of ethanol produced from corn, which is a cheaper feedstock than wheat.
Ritz seemed disappointed that more farmers did not invest in Canada’s biofuel industry. There are notable farmer projects, such as North West Bio-energy and Pound-Maker Ag Ventures, but the biggest players are companies such as Husky. There are several possible explanations for the lack of farmer enthusiasm for investing. One reason might be recent failures of farmer investments in hog barns and cattle processing. Also, you don’t need to be an investor to benefit from the grain prices support that biofuel provides. Farmers are also aware of how difficult it is for small agricultural enterprises to compete with multinational operators. Perhaps they simply felt that the biggest bang for their investment buck would come from putting money into their own farming operation. Regardless, Canada’s grain farming community appears satisfied with the state of the biofuel industry, at least judging by the interests of farm lobby groups, which choose to focus mainly on farm safety nets and trade issues. Other governments are also retreating from biofuel support. Policy makers in the European Union are moving toward capping biofuel production at about five percent of total transport energy consumption by 2020. The original target was 10 percent. In the U.S., new biofuel developments have almost stopped since the government scrapped a blenders’ tax credit and the industry now has the capacity to easily meet the biofuel use mandate, which is 13.8 billion gallons this year and is capped at 15 billion in 2015 and beyond. There is some bipartisan support for tweaking the mandate but not to end it, despite oil industry lobbying against it. A gradual pull back is the best course in the U.S. to avoid the grain market chaos that would accompany a sudden reduction in corn ethanol demand.
NATURE | UNNATURAL
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POLICY | SAFETY NET
U.S. farm bill debate illustrates the declining influence of the ag lobby NATIONAL VIEW
ot so long ago, Canadian farmers who thought governments have an obligation to support the industry in hard times cast their lonely, envious eyes south. Their gaze often rested on the U.S. farm bill. Now there was a safety net from a farmer-friendly government. Grain farmers were guaranteed a price that reflected cost-of-produc-
tion, government doled out enormous amounts of money for setaside and weather calamities and the support was largely predictable. With an over-represented farm and rural presence in Congress and a legislative system that functions on trade-offs between regions and sectors, the farm community had clout on Capitol Hill. It generally was regarded as one of the most effective lobbies in Washington. Of course, that generous government support gave American producers an advantage, kept their debt levels far lower than in Canada and drove U.S. competitor country governments crazy, including Canada’s. And of course, Canadian producer organizations generally agreed with the condemnation of rich U.S. subsidies, but their members also
saw them as leverage to pressure Ottawa for more. The mantra was that Canadian farmers are competitive, but Canadian farm policies and supports are not. Pony up, Ottawa. What a difference a decade can make to rural entitlement programs: a political shift, a growing urbanization trend and an essentially bankrupt U.S. government with a debt of more than $16 trillion US. Last week, there was some irony and envy from Americans in the room when agriculture minister Gerry Ritz told a meeting of the U.S. Grains Council in Ottawa that the five-year Growing Forward 2 program was essentially Canada’s farm bill. Many Canadian farm leaders are critical of support cuts in the GF2 program, but at least there is a five-year program.
The U.S. Congress has been unable to come up with a new farm bill, so the old one has been extended for a year as political wrangling continues. And the fight isn’t about how rich farm supports should be because the days of guaranteed prices and billion dollar payouts are over. The pot is empty. The battle is over what share of the limited (but still large) farm bill budget should be devoted to what the Americans call “nutrition” — really government school lunch and food programs for the poor. Washington lobbyist Scott Shearer, who attended the U.S. Grains Council meeting to dissect the farm bill impasse, said in an interview the farm lobby carries less weight these days than it once did. Congress increasingly is populated
by urban and suburban representatives with little knowledge of or innate sympathy for farmers, which their often poor constituents consider an asset-rich and taxpayersubsidized privileged class. He said the farm lobby has been slow to pick up on the significance of the change. “They often see their role as lobbying politicians from rural and agriculture areas, but really, what they have to be doing is talking to urban and suburban representatives and convincing them there are benefits to their constituents to have a strong rural economy and a farm bill,” he said. As well, House and Senate agriculture committees should no longer be the primary lobby focus. Health, energy, trade and many other committees now touch on their file.
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POTASH | INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Farm policy should provide safety net
Russian action sends potash sector reeling
BY ROGER JOHNSON
arming is a capital intensive and inherently risky profession, in ways that are different from most other occupations. Farmers are primarily prone to two types of risk: the relatively short-term risk posed by natural disasters and the long-term risk of prolonged periods of low prices. Farmers with less capital and liquidity often do not have the resources that they need to mitigate these risks. The U.S. National Farmers Union sees the federal government’s role in farm policy as providing a safety net to help in these two circumstances when disasters strike and markets collapse. It is also important that these farm programs be structured to provide assistance only when needed and not make payments when times are good. Crop insurance is a good mechanism to mitigate the short-term risk from natural disasters. However, the federal government has struggled, largely for political reasons, to implement consistent programs that help manage the long-term risk of extended low prices. Commodity farmers are operating in a system in which they have little control. Farmers are price-takers rather than price-makers, and they sometimes overproduce because it makes sense for them as individuals. In other words, as commodity prices drop and farmers receive less money per bushel or acre, they try and make up the difference by increasing their production, which only drives prices down further. U.S. federal farm programs were
Safety net programs are vital for farmers facing difficult times due to natural disasters or market crashes, says the author. | FILE PHOTO developed as a way to deal with overproduction problems and mitigate price volatility. Before 1996, commodity programs dealt with overproduction in a systemic way by managing commodity supplies available on the market and establishing a price floor that ensured farmers recouped something close to their cost of production. These programs were, for the most part, fairly successful in removing incentives for over-production and ensuring a relatively stable price for farmers and consumers. However, the 1996 farm bill dismantled them to give farmers the “freedom to farm.” Without the market stability provided by the farm safety net programs, commodities flooded the market, prices collapsed and Con-
gress authorized billions of dollars in emergency payments to farmers to prevent large numbers of farmers from going out of business. More recently, major disasters have resulted in the opposite occurrence: crop shortages and dramatically higher prices. Some now argue that we are in a new period of high commodity prices and that the risk of long-term price collapse has been eliminated. Therefore, our farm programs no longer need to address this risk. This sort of wishful thinking is what led to Freedom to Farm. History tells us that what goes up must come down, and high periods will be inevitably followed by decline. This is why we proposed a voluntary market-driven inventory system
(MDIS) to help smooth market highs and lows and provide more stable commodity prices to the benefit of farmers and consumers, both in the United States and around the world. MDIS would also operate at little cost to taxpayers because it would kick in and provide assistance only when prices are extremely low. In lieu of such a system, NFU supports implementing a counter-cyclical program to help farmers cover most of their cost of production when prices drop below a set reference price. Federal farm policy must also help previously under-served farmers mitigate their risk and strive to achieve broader policy objectives. For example, the farm bill encourages disadvantaged people to buy food from local specialty crop growers to help bridge their nutritional gap while simultaneously providing a market for these farmers and supporting the local economy. Just as farm safety net programs are important for farmers facing hardship, nutrition programs provide critical assistance to consumers in difficult times. Farm bill programs remain vitally important, and the legislation currently under consideration will make significant reforms. Congress has a responsibility to our nation’s farmers, ranchers, consumers and rural communities to pass a new five-year farm bill this year. Roger Johnson is president of the National Farmers Union in the United States. This article was published on the farmfoundation.org website and has been edited for length.
INPUT COSTS | VOLUME DISCOUNTS
Farmers can increase collective buying power HURSH ON AG
here are compelling reasons why producers should band together to increase their collective purchasing power. When the grain economy is buoyant, many of us pay less attention to the price of inputs. As long as the price is in the ballpark and the service is good, we have a supplier we’d prefer to deal with. Sometimes loyalty comes from the agronomic advice at a particular outlet. In those cases, you may be less inclined to buy somewhere else for a small price difference. Increasingly, however, agronomic advice isn’t coming from suppliers. Many producers invest the time and
energy to do the research and come up with their own answers. They have their own sweep nets for insects and they can follow what other producers and agronomists are advising through Twitter. Information is also available over the internet. Alternatively, many producers pay separately for field scouting and agronomic advice. They don’t have to patronize a particular retailer to get agronomic expertise. So, as the grain economy tightens, as it appears that it is, money saved on input purchases is money earned. And the producers paying the lowest prices are typically the ones with the largest volumes who are willing to shop around. At some suppliers, the price is the price and everyone apparently pays the same no matter the volume. At other suppliers, the price depends to a great extent on how much you’re buying and how much they want your business. Win a large producer’s business on Headline fungicide, for example, and you’ll have a better chance of supplying his glyphosate needs.
Suppliers don’t typically list their volume discounts on a bulletin board. You go in the office, close the door and negotiate a price. And every producer might have a different deal. All the cross promotions from manufacturers work into the mix as well. Use herbicide X on so many acres and get our fungicide Y at a lower price. Or get a cash rebate at the end of the year based on some complicated usage formula. Or get a free jacket or a free trip to Las Vegas. Special customers are first in line for special deals. Crop desiccants Reglone and Desica have the same active ingredient and are manufactured by the same company (Syngenta), but they have different price tags. A limited supply of the significantly cheaper Desica was provided to retail outlets this summer, but of course the demand far exceeded the supply. This was another tool suppliers could use to curry favour with preferred customers. Business is business and it isn’t surprising that larger customers get price discounts and other perks.
However, it is surprising that producers don’t do more to work together to increase their buying clout. In these times of product shortages and logistical issues, it’s best to have the products you need on the farmstead well in advance of application. As soon as you have a rough seeding plan in the early spring, you have a pretty good idea of your product needs from inoculants to herbicides and fungicides. Three or five or seven producers could buy under one name and have a lot of bargaining power. There would always be some products a producer would have to buy separately, but there should be significant price advantages for most of their input needs. Alternatively, a buying group could come together for one specific product. Perhaps dropping grain prices will convince more producers to work together on input purchases. Kevin Hursh is an agricultural journalist, consultant and farmer. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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hat does Russian potash producer Uralkali know that other producers do not? Or, do the company’s executives simply have a larger number of highrisk genes? All hell broke loose in the markets last week when Uralkali announced it would leave the Belarusian Potash Company cartel with the intention of selling big volumes instead of seeking high prices. Every fertilizer company’s share price took a dive, including Uralkali’s. Dire predictions followed. It’s the end of the potash market as we know it, said at least one analyst. Causing that kind of havoc means you’re pretty sure about your longterm plan and have the genes to make it happen. The question is, is Uralkali right, or are the North American fertilizer companies right? In The Globe and Mail, Scott Barlow said investors should have seen some sort of adjustment coming. Potash inventories are high, corn prices are low and Chinese fertilizer demand is down, he noted. Score one for Uralkali. It might be time for a bit of a correction. Saskatchewan and other potash-bearing regions have been riding high on pink gold for a long time, while fertilizer companies have been expanding at a great rate. However, all that expansion brings a lot of production to the market, and perhaps is even contradictory to the companies’ stated business plan of matching supply to demand. There is certainly enough fertilizer out there right now. Prices are down, and the Uralkali defection will almost certainly drive them down further — at least in the short to medium term. On the bright side, all this is good for farmers, assuming they’re not invested in fertilizer companies. It’s not so good for Saskatchewan if prices fall. Royalties will drop and government coffers will shrink. It’s potentially bad for anyone connected to, or living near, greenfield mines. Uralkali has put its greenfield mine on hold; could BHP Billiton or K+S do any differently in Saskatchewan? That would be tough on the communities near the potential mines. Land has been sold, plans made for housing and roads and hopes built around new jobs and long-term investment. Potash is an important piece of the food landscape and always will be, but it’s likely in for a correction, bringing the good and bad along with it. Uralkali’s decision to bolt its cartel will speed up the consequences.
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Act allowed our government to declare these lines as critical, without “proof of need,” cost-benefit analysis or any other checks and balances, and thereby basically ignored Alberta ratepayers’ concerns, as well as the public interest. Alberta Electric System Operator’s supply-demand report of July 5 shows Alberta’s maximum electricity generation capacity to be 14,409 MW. Peak consumption, on our most recent hot day, was 10,062 MW. Yet AESO ordered a rolling blackout, and made a public appeal to Albertans to reduce their use of power. This recent rolling blackout was attributed to AltaLink’s Ellerslie substation transformer tripping out, and
“a number of generators (being) out of service for planned and unplanned maintenance, and wind generation (being) very low.” AESO’s supply-demand report still shows five coal generators down: B a t t l e R i v e r, H . R . Mi l n e r a n d Keephills No. 1, plus Sundance No. 1 and No. 2. The latter two were deemed unrepairable and mothballed years ago, so it is a mystery as to why they are still listed as being capable of generating 576 MW. The AESO Report also reports 27 gas facilities generating zero MW … as well as eight wind generators…. According to Dave Cooper of the Edmonton Journal, Alberta has the highest amount of co-generation in North America, but AESO does not
track Syncrude’s, Suncor’s or Dow Hydrocarbon’s 1,736 MW co-generation capacity, nor the forest products plants, which each generate at least 20 MW. If Alberta is so short of power, why is Alberta exporting electricity? Despite … the National Energy Board reporting that Alberta exported 4,477 MW in December 2012 alone … this government still claims these two 4,000 MW DC lines are just for Albertans…. Albertans, question our current government’s approval of these two 4,000 MW DC lines, for many of the same reasons Lane lists, plus the fact that SNC Lavalin, a mega contractor now in court for worldwide fraud, owns AltaLink, did all the engineer-
ing on their WATL and will do all the construction. World Bank will no longer do business with SNC, but in Alberta, it is business as usual with SNC Lavalin, while Albertans pay all their costs, and increasingly obscene electricity bills…. Meanwhile, Albertans are repeatedly subjected to rhetoric about how the cost of these two 4,000 MW DC lines will only be the monthly equivalent of “a cup of coffee.” Proceeding with Manitoba’s BiPole III and Alberta’s two 4,000 MW direct current transmission lines is truly, as Lane says, “unnecessary and foolhardy.” Bill and Marion Leithead, Bawlf, Alta.
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GRAIN | CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Plans to privatize CWB moving forward, says Ritz Open marketing | Canadian Wheat Board executives expect to turn a profit over the 2012-13 season BY BRIAN CROSS SASKATOON NEWSROOM
A plan aimed at privatizing the former Canadian Wheat Board is expected to be in the hands of federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz within the next year to 18 months. Speaking last week in Saskatoon, Ritz said privatization plans being drafted by CWB executives will be completed by 2014, if not earlier. “The five-year plan that we had started (with CWB) last August said that by (the end of) 2014 they would come to
me with a plan for privatization,” Ritz said. “They’re well on track to do that.” CWB executives have informed Ritz that they expect to turn a profit in 2012-13. “ ( C W B p re s i d e nt ) Ia n W h i t e assures me that they will have some positive ink on the bottom line in their first year,” Ritz said. “(They have) shown that even without the single desk that they’re still a profitable organization.” CWB’s pooling programs were “reasonably successful” in 2012-13 Ritz added, and the organization’s
customer base is still the envy of many in the industry. Japan committed to do 50 percent of its business with CWB in the 201213 crop year while it explored opportunities on the open market, he said. Ritz did not offer his views on what the CWB’s privatization plan might entail. “At some point, they’re going to have to decide … (if they want to) get bigger,” Ritz said. “You have to be part of the pipeline, not just a buyer in that pipeline.” Ward Weisensel, CWB’s chief oper-
ating officer, said executives are continuing to work on a privatization strategy and would like to formulate a plan quickly. Legislation requires that a privatization plan be in place by August 2017. “We think it’s very important to move much quicker than the time frame laid out in legislation, and that’s our objective,” Weisensel said. Ritz said the first year of open marketing went “extremely well,” adding that farmers moved more grain off the combine than ever before. “We had far more product go off the
combine last fall than we ever saw in previous years,” he said. “That’s cash flow, and that’s what keeps businesses expanding and running.” Ritz said logistics was a top concern heading into the 2012-13 crop year, but grain movement was better than many expected, in spite of heavier volumes last fall and weather-related issues during the winter. “With farmers able to pick their price and the time of sale, (some people wondered), ‘could the system handle it,’ and it did. The system worked exceptionally well.”
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Aboriginal stories of hope
aring for grandchildren often gives us an opportunity to reenact our youth. I think of one youngster with a pretend cookbook who made notes about great-granny’s recipes as they baked a cake together, and the fiveyear old who carefully lifted his pretend bales (hardened marshmallows) to the loft of his little barn. These are the kids (and adults) who would love to share aboriginal storyteller Victor Lethbridge’s new books about Little Chief. Kids understand how easy it is to befriend a gopher, so they quickly enter into the story of Little Chief and Mighty Gopher. The want-to-be hero finds friends and acceptance on the open prairie. It is a story of twists and turns, but it is also about hope, empowerment and determination. In his workshops, Lethbridge uses the story to help those who struggle with bullying and rejection. His second book is about a little girl and the loss of her horse. Little Chief and the Gifts of Morning Star speaks to those who may be grieving the loss of someone or something precious. Each book is beautifully illustrated by Ben Crane, and contains a CD in which the story is told in English, Blackfoot, Cree and Sioux. Lethbridge is a member of Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation in southern Saskatchewan. He visits communities across Western and Northern Canada, where he meets with youth and children. In his presentations, cloaked in song, storytelling and laughter, he addresses selfesteem, peer pressure, career choices and suicide prevention. Both his books have helpful notes on native traditions, culture, history, hope, resilience and compassion. For more information, visit TatankeWorkshops.com.
Joyce Sasse writes for the Canadian Rural Church Network at www.canadian ruralchurch.net.
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CROPS | SOYBEANS
Man. soybean acres hit million 28 percent more acres than 2012 despite late seeding BY ROBERT ARNASON BRANDON BUREAU
A woman and her dog get some exercise running down â€” and up â€” a road on the outskirts of Sexsmith, Alta. | RANDY VANDERVEEN PHOTO
It appears that Manitoba farmers seeded more than one million acres of soybeans this year. Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp., the provincial crop insurer, is projecting 1.08 million acres of soybeans for the province in 2013. With 97 percent of the data reported as of late July, there were 1.048 million acres of insured soybeans in the province, said Doug Wilcox, MASC manager of program development for insurance. â€œIf you add three percent to that, it becomes 1.08 million,â€? he said. The MASC figures are almost identical to Statistics Canada projections from June, which estimated Manitoba soybeans at 1.085 million acres. It means more soybeans are now grown in Manitoba than oats, barley and flax combined. The bean acreage is another record for Manitoba and a 28 percent increase from last year, when growers insured 844,660 acres. Most industr y watchers were expecting 900,000 to 950,000 soybean acres in Manitoba a month ago, so the 1.08 million figure is surprising. â€œIn certain areas, seeding intentions were reduced because the crop insurance deadline came and it was
(still) wetâ€Ś such as the southwest corner,â€? said Roxanne Lewko, executive director of Manitoba Pulse Growers. â€œWe must of made up for those acres in other areas, where maybe the seeding intentions were increased in the last minute.â€? Producers and industry representatives have talked for more than a year about the possibility of one million bean acres. Lewko said exceeding the threshold is symbolic but also leads to a few questions. â€œIs that where weâ€™re going to be, at a minimum, from now on? Are we going to see a million acres each year? Is that our new baseline?â€? Grain corn will also set a new Manitoba record this year. Growers seeded 342,593 acres this spring, based on MASC projections. It represents a 25 percent increase from last year, when producers seeded 270,000 acres of grain corn. Lorne Loeppky, who farms near Niverville, Man, said there is definitely more corn on the landscape in eastern Manitoba. â€œIn our part of the world, we have quite a few new producers, and (also) people who tried it for the first time last year are growing considerably more acres (this year),â€? said Loeppky, who seeds 1,000 to 1,200 acres of corn. â€œI would attribute most of that to
MANITOBA SEEDED ACREAGE 2013 1,080,463 Soybeans Grain corn 342,593 Flax 74,409 Canola 3,326,133 Spring wheat 2,438,221 Winter wheat 622,613
2012 844,660 273,257 120,925 3,625,349 2,201,235 593,906
Source: Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp.
the kicking that guys took last year in canola, and the fusarium problems we face with cereal crops.â€? While corn and soybeans continue to expand, flax acres dropped to a new low. MASC will insure 74,000 acres this year. It is lower than the Statistics Canada projection of 85,000 acres and industry expectations of 150,000 acres. Only a decade ago, Manitoba producers regularly seeded more than 350,000 acres of flax. Manitoba Flax Growers Association chair Erid Fridfinnson said thereâ€™s no doubt that corn and soybeans are eating into flax acres, but this year it was primarily wet conditions in southwestern Manitoba that cut into flax acreage. â€œThere was quite a bit of unseeded acreage in that part of the province,â€? he said. â€œThatâ€™s really where the bigger part of the flax crop has been grown.â€?
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Beginning as early as autumn, the Canadian beef industry could be in a position to collect $1 per head on imported beef with the money earmarked for research and promotion. The levy, similar to import levies applied to Canadian beef imports in other countries, was announced July 30 at an eastern Ontario farm with agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and the cattle industry singing its praises. Canada Beef, which will administer the fund, estimates it will raise up to $800,000 annually for investment in the industry. Importers will collect the levy and pass it on. â€œThis will provide a stable income for the industry for research, market development and promotion,â€? said Ritz. Canada Beef chair Chuck MacLean said the announcement is the result of years of work and planning. â€œIt will strengthen the ability of Canada Beef to benefit from a more equitable relationship with our trading partners,â€? he said. Several months will be required to work out the bureaucracy of collecting the levy and getting it to Canada Beef, whose board will decide how it is invested. The announcement came after amendments to a levy order were issued under the authority of the Farm Products Council of Canada. It was based on 1993 legislative amendments that allowed the creation of a levy if a national sector had established an agency and charged the same levy on domestic sales.
It was a sweet day for FPCC chair Laurent Pellerin, a former Canadian Federation of Agriculture president who Ritz appointed to the council several years ago. Since his appointment, the former Quebec hog producer has been urging Canadian farm sectors to make use of the two-decade-old law. â€œThe money is there to be collected,â€? he said. â€œI never understood why people werenâ€™t using it.â€? He said the cattle industryâ€™s move will allow other sectors to see how the levy works and the benefits it brings. Raspberry and strawberry farmers are looking at the option, while pork and potato sectors have shown some interest, he said. â€œI think there will be more, and cattle led the way,â€? said Pellerin. â€œAs long as someone is doing it, others see that it can be done. And I use the argument that as long as you meet the rules, it is only fair because others put a levy on our exports.â€? Ritz told reporters that the levy will cause no trade problems with the United States because it simply is following the rules. It is not trade retaliation. However, he then raised the spectre of country-of-origin labelling. Asked why it had taken farmers 20 years to take advantage of collecting money through import levies, he suggested part of the problem was getting the industry to organize itself. â€œToo many cooks spoil the soup sometimes,â€? he said. â€œIn some way, COOL refocused everyoneâ€™s efforts since if the Americans can do this, letâ€™s put this money in place.â€?
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GRAIN HANDLING | MISSION TERMINAL INC.
Producer car volumes decline Thunder Bay terminal | Ocean freight rates forced more grain west SASKATOON NEWSROOM
Canada’s top handler of producer cars says the amount of producer car grain it receives at its export terminal in Thunder Bay was down 20 to 25 percent in 2012-13. Nonetheless, Mission Terminal Inc. still sees a bright future in the producer car business, said Derek Drayson, the company’s grain merchant and business development expert. “I’m a bit more confident than most people are that producer cars can continue to function and continue to provide value in the new environment,” he said. “I think there’s definitely a role for them to play.” The reduction in producer car volumes in the 2012-13 crop year wasn’t necessarily caused by changes to the western Canadian grain marketing system that took effect last August, Drayson added. A bigger factor was ocean freight rates, which caused significantly larger volumes of prairie grain to move west, particularly durum. “I’d say our producer car volumes were down about 20 to 25 percent, but I wouldn’t say that’s totally a product of us switching into the new (grain marketing) environment,” he said.
“I’d say it’s largely a product of a lot of short covering at harvest time this year … and of the West Coast basis on durum as well. As ocean freight rates (adjust), I think things will stabilize again.” Drayson said competitive ocean freight rates have caused a significant shift in grain movement patterns during the past 12 months. Durum shipments through West Coast terminals were particularly high in 2012-13 with total durum volumes through Vancouver expected to be up more than 100 percent from the previous crop year. “Things were more economical to move all the way around South America to market rather than going (through Thunder Bay),” Drayson said. “Durum volumes are almost double through the West Coast this year. I think they’ll probably end up at 1.2 or 1.3 million tonnes through the West Coast, and that’s typically not the case.” According to statistics from the Canadian Grain Commission, the five-year average for West Coast durum, including shipments through Vancouver and Prince Rupert, is around 500,000 tonnes. Mission Terminal normally handles more producer car grain than other terminal operators.
Producer cars normally account for 25 percent of the MTI’s overall grain volumes at Thunder Bay. In an average year, the company expects to handle 40 to 50 percent of all grain shipped on producer cars. To maintain those volumes, the company recently hired a Saskatchewan representative to act as a liaison between it and producer car loading sites. This month, Mission will also launch a marketing app for iPhone users, allowing producers to select a crop type, choose a delivery location and acquire instant information on pricing and contract opportunities. The company has also retained shipping incentives of $3.50 per tonne on all CWB grain, minus a $1 per tonne administration charge. A few years ago, Mission officials announced plans to expand the company’s grain handling assets in Western Canada by acquiring existing primary elevators or building new ones. In addition to its 136,000 tonne terminal at Thunder Bay, MTI also owns a 6,000 tonne elevator at Alexander, Man., and has equity in three producer car loading facilities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It also has a minor equity in the Great Sandhills Terminal at Leader, Sask., and is a shareholder in several
Mission Terminal Inc. in Thunder Bay received 20 to 25 percent less grain from producer cars at its export terminal over the 2012-13 season. | FILE PHOTO short-line railway companies in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Drayson declined to say whether the company still intends to expand its prairie assets. “Really, you’re looking at things in a different light than you were before,” he said. “The way you analyze these types of investments needs to change a bit.” As of early July, producer car shipments in 2012-13 were down almost 40 percent from the previous year, according to the CGC figures.
As of July 10, the number of hopper cars filled by grain growers stood at 8,487, down from 13,038 a year earlier. Despite the reduction, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said there is no reason to believe the system is broken. Instead, the lower numbers suggest farmers have found more appealing ways to ship their grain. “The cars are still there should producers choose to use them,” Ritz said. “But if they choose not to use them, I’m not going to force them on it.”
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TRADE | EXPORTS
Supply management concessions possible at Pacific Rim trade talks Officials at Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will defend system, but could bend under the right deal BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
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A senior Canadian trade official says concessions on Canadian defensive issues such as supply management would not be a deal-breaker if Canada wins key demands in Pacific Rim trade talks. He was responding last week to a specific question about Canada’s willingness to make supply management concessions in the interests of a deal. Denis Landerville, director of Agri-
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culture Canada’s trade negotiations division, said it was clear when Canada joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks last year that countries could not join without bringing all their issues to the table and being prepared for an “ambitious” outcome. “We came in prepared to live up to that,” he said during a July 30 panel discussion in front of a crowd of mainly American grain industry leaders at an Ottawa meeting of the U.S. Grains Council. “The test will be whether it is balanced.” He said Canada wants to obtain concessions from other TPP countries on market access for goods, government procurement and rules governing the mobility of people.
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“What we receive on that will figure into whether we consider it balanced,” said Landerville. In a later interview, he said TPP talks are moving quickly. The 12 countries involved are taking pursuit of a deal seriously, he added, and a deal is possible this year or next. “We are not taking our foot off the accelerator.” He said Canadian negotiators’ instructions from the federal government continue to be to defend supply management import tariffs and quotas. “Defending supply management continues to be our ma rching orders.” However, he said Canada also wants a deal. “We’re not going to stand in the way of completing a deal,” said Landerville. “We’re pushing to meet the objectives for the TPP. We will not be the one that breaks a deal.” Negotiators meet again in September, and ministers will meet in October. He said the target is to complete a deal this year. “We are very much working to that objective.” The TPP panel at the grains council meeting also included representatives from the United States and New Zealand, and all speakers used their initial remarks to talk about what they want rather than what they would give. It took Grain Growers of Canada executive director Richard Phillips to set the Australian Shepherd herder among the sacred cows. He said the toughest livestock line in any trade agreement involves sacred cows, so would New Zealand be willing to offer more access to genetically modified crops, the United States to reduce protection for sugar and Canada to give the U.S. and New Zealand “real access” to Canadian dairy markets? In their responses, the U.S. and New Zealand representatives did more skating than Landerville.
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PRODUCTION | SUSTAINABILITY
Local food leaves a sizable footprint too Transportation efficiency | Energy consumption in local production may surprise consumers, says report BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
Canadian consumers who opt for locally produced food because they think it is more environmentally friendly should think again, says a new study from the Conference Board of Canada. Improved transportation and food supply chain logistics have made long distance transport of fresh and frozen food viable, economical and environmentally sustainable, says the report published in late July. Local food production can actually consume more energy and leave a larger “environmental footprint” than food produced more efficiently and transported, says the report, Fast and Fresh: A Recipe for Canada’s Food Supply Chains. “While Canadian consumers often feel that they are environmentally conscious when it comes to their food choices, they will need a more sophisticated understanding of what determines the environmental footprint of their foods so they can effectively act on this concern,” it said. “Due to the relative energy consumption and associated emissions of the production and transportation
components of food supply chains, simply relying on local origins of food products is an inadequate indicator of environmental performance.” The report suggested that companies involved in the food system supply chain have an obligation to educate consumers. “Consumers who choose to narrowly focus on the distance their food has travelled in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions may in fact be choosing a product with a larger emission footprint on a life cycle basis,” it said. “This is a result of the fact that significantly more energy is consumed during the production process relative to the transportation process.” The report calls for improvements in the food industry supply chain from better infrastructure to local regulations. The report, written by Vijay Gill from the conference board, is part of a series of food strategy background reports that will culminate in the unveiling of a proposed national food strategy next spring. The conference board, funded by fees charged for services provided to the private and public sector, has close ties to many of Canada’s large
The Conference Board of Canada says consumers who believe they are saving the environment by shopping locally are misguided. | FILE PHOTO food industry corporate players and support from Agriculture Canada. It bills itself as “the foremost independent, not-for-profit, applied research organization in Canada.” The report argues that technology allowing long distance movement of fresh and frozen food from efficient producing areas to markets, increasingly by rail, has been a boon for consumers by giving them an increased variety of eating choices at lower costs. However, the local food movement emphasis on the environmental costs and reduced “freshness” of transported produce has obscured the benefits of the modern ability to transport food “vast distances” in
temperature-controlled containers. “Unfortunately, the narrowly defined objective of food miles has typically generated more attention than the seemingly mundane, albeit highly rigorous, methodology of ‘life cycle emissions,’ ” said the report. “As a result, what could be heralded as a major contributor to higher quality of life has often been demonized for the very aspect that allows for those benefits: the safe and efficient transportation of food over vast distances.” It said the implication for improved food supply chain infrastructure extends far beyond Canada. Infrastructure improvements in foreign countries could help Cana-
dian exporters access new markets. It could also increase competition for Canadian product from other countries or domestic supply. It cites Canada’s booming pulse export industry as an example. “The development of foreign hinterland infrastructure can provide opportunities for domestic exporters,” it said. “But it can also pose a threat because countries such as India that lack inland infrastructure have difficulty delivering their own products to domestic consumers. Developing this infrastructure and competence could to some extent obviate the need to import similar products.”
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FARM CREDIT CANADA | MANAGEMENT
New executive to assess FCC risk levels Chief risk officer | Michael Hoffort will look for financial exposure and vulnerability to fraud BY BARRY WILSON OTTAWA BUREAU
FCC’s new chief risk officer will assess the organization’s risk to factors like commodity prices and interest rates. | FILE PHOTO
Fa r m C re d i t Ca na d a’s n e w l y appointed chief risk officer says his major role is to make sure Canada’s largest farm lender is living within its “appetite for risk.” It is also Michael Hoffort’s job to assess the policy directions coming from the federal government and the government-appointed board of directors to ensure they do not jeopardize the viability of the crown corporation or its 100,000 agricultural customers. “A big issue is ensuring the board and
The most challenging thing that could happen in agriculture is the unexpected, significant change in conditions. MICHAEL HOFFORT FARM CREDIT CANADA
all levels of the organization that we are living within the risk appetite that we have set for the organization,” he said. If a policy directive threatened to undermine FCC’s conservative attitude to risk, “we would be consulted and we would do our best to make sure that the powers that be under-
stand the implications of that policy shift and the implications it could have for our customers and producers across Canada.” Hoffort, a 25-year veteran of FCC, started his new role July 1. Planning for the position has been in the works for more than a year, and the seeds
Canadian farm families are trying to improve their cost competitiveness and increase their profitability, but it is exceedingly difficult in the current regulatory environment. (iStock photo)
PMRA contradicts its own policy Federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency badly in need of major performance audit say farmers, industry SASKATOON — The FNA farmers’ business alliance, pushing for improved generic registration regulation with support from a large group of generic companies, has concluded that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), in addition to ignoring the federal government’s cost competitive agenda, is clearly not adhering to its own policy objective. In its own overview of Protection of Proprietary Interests in Pesticide Data in Canada (PPIP) policy, the PMRA states, “the PPIP policy aims to provide favourable conditions for generic pesticide producers to enter the pesticide market and to increase the selection of products available to the user.” It is unacceptable that the implementation of PPIP, and the PMRA’s management of that regulation, has veered so sharply in the opposite direction, and the fact that no improvements have been made after months of deliberation demonstrates a lack of willingness on their part to change course. Farmers find it puzzling that the PMRA continues to hand basic registrants the tools to delay generic registrations, add questionable studies to the compensable data list, and force payment of compensable data, even though the generic applicant may not proceed with
registration after arbitration. This gives basic registrants more protection than was intended by the minister when the regulations were implemented and discourages generic companies from operating in Canada, resulting in Canadian farmers having access to fewer, lower cost generic products. Furthermore, the responses by PMRA and CropLife that there have been numerous products registered since the implementation of PPIP is disingenuous. In response to farmer letters, the PMRA is touting 74 registrations from 2010 to present. The agency knows very well that only a fraction of those are actually true end use generic products that are available to farmers. Why would they deliberately try to deceive farmers into thinking anything else?
Canadian growers at a disadvantage All that’s being asked for is several simple solutions, while maintaining basic registrants’ exclusive period and their right to fair compensation for relevant data that is relied on when a registration proceeds. It is imperative that the PMRA gives generic companies their rightful place in the industry, creates favourable conditions for generic products to enter the market, and facilitates a process that gives
Canadian farmers an opportunity to be more cost competitive. PPIP was meant to do exactly that, but either the actual regulation, the management of that regulation, or both, have failed. Farmers have called on the Harper government to reaffirm their industry cost competitive goals with the PMRA and instruct them to conform with the government’s agenda. Otherwise the current situation will continue to discourage generic companies from introducing new generic products. Canada will maintain its distinction as the most difficult country in which to register generic crop protection products, denying Canadian farmers a whole new array of lower cost generic crop protection products. The following price comparisons of product prices in Canada versus the U.S. illustrate what is already happening. • Banvel II: about triple the price • Refine Extra: double the price • Folicur: almost six times the price • Tilt: triple the price • Select: more than triple the price And it’s getting worse. Several applications have, in fact, been aborted during the registration process, and many have not been started as a result of unclear rules, contradictions in the process and how the rules have been
interpreted and applied. One generic company recently decided not to proceed in Canada. Others have contemplated pulling out of the business of registering generic crop protection products in Canada entirely.
Toward a better system Generic companies have made some specific suggestions to create a system that reflects the PMRA’s own guiding principles, which call for an inclusive, transparent, predictable process, one that encourages the addition of generic options for farmers. The generic industry is not asking to reduce the initial registrant’s rights to the exclusive use period and their right to fair compensation for legitimate data relied upon by the generic applicant. With these still in place, the incentive for innovation will continue in Canada. What generic companies are asking for is regulation that facilitates and expedites the registration of generic products after the protection for basic registrants has expired. For Canadian farmers it’s about achieving a level playing field with their competitors. It’s about improving cost competitiveness through millions of dollars of cost savings. And, of course, it’s about profitability.
were planted when the recession of 2 0 0 8 c re at e d e c o n o m i c c ha o s around the world and undermined the financial system. He said his role as a risk officer extends beyond financial exposure to areas such as fraud and risk to FCC’s reputation. However, with loans outstanding of more than $25 billion in a traditionally volatile and unpredictable industry, assessing repayment risk is a major part of the mandate. Commodity price declines or interest rate increases would affect the ability of some customers to service their loans. “We really encourage our customers to protect themselves as best they can,” said Hoffort. “The most challenging thing that could happen in agriculture is the unexpected, significant change in conditions. A slow increase in interest rates that plays out over a number of years is one thing, but a rapid and significant increase is another.” Part of his job is to consider the possibilities of a change in interest rates, prices or market access and then calculate the potential impact on the FCC portfolio. The government has been relatively hands-off in recent years as the corporation grows and makes money, but a change in political direction is also a risk. He has been around long enough to remember the fallout from the 1980s government directive that FCC would be the lender of last resort during a period of high interest rates and a struggling grain industry facing low prices because of an international export subsidy war. The result was large annual losses for FCC until the government intervened with more than half a billion dollars in equity investment and a new political order to become more business-like and make money. “For the first three or four years I worked here, all I did was work with families in financial distress, so I have a lot of memories of those days,” he said. A quarter century later with a risk officer in place, such a government policy would face resistance. “My role would be to bring to the table the implications for FCC, our customers and taxpayers and we would be much more able to do that today than we would have been 25 years ago.” These days, FCC declares profits of more than half a billion dollars annually, which leads to some farmer complaints that the corporation should use its strong bottom line to offer clients better loan terms. “It’s an interesting discussion,” said Hoffort. “Really, that $514 million (last year’s profit) goes right back into agriculture. Those profits are necessary to go into our equity to make sure we are properly capitalized so that we can do what we need to do to grow and to stay strong to support the sector.”
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RESEARCH | ROTATIONS
Single year rotation allows diseases to take root: experts Disease residue | Ergot is on the rise because the fungus lives in the soil and takes time to decompose BY KAREN BRIERE REGINA BUREAU
INDIAN HEAD, Sask. — A single year between cereal rotations is not enough to combat disease, says plant pathologist Kelly Turkington. Farmers are losing that first line of defence as rotations become tighter, the Agriculture Canada scientist told a recent field day at the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation. “In the last five to 10 years, there’s been a dramatic shift in rotation to cereal-canola-cereal,” he said. “That’s not great.” That single year doesn’t allow enough time for disease residue to decompose, he added. “You need at least two full years of a non-host crop.” For example, ergot has been on the rise, and one possible reason might be that the short rotations are allowing the ergot fungus to live in soil either in fields or adjacent to fields. Ergot likes to live in grassy areas. The second line of defence is disease resistance, which works only if farmers grow varieties that are resistant to the disease that is occurring.
Researchers say many producers aren’t leaving a long enough rotation between cereal crops, leading to an increase in disease. | “We don’t have varieties that have a complete set of resistance, especially of leaf diseases,” Turkington said. Fungicide application is the third line of defence, particularly against leaf spot diseases in cereals. The top three leaves of barley and the top two leaves of wheat are the most important in terms of yield. Fungicide should be applied at flag leaf emergence to protect those
leaves and preserve yield, he said. Turkington said farmers like tank mixing fungicide and herbicide at an early stage because it reduces field, but research has shown this won’t protect those critical leaves. “Spraying at the two to three leaf stage is just protecting the green leaf you can see,” he said. Movement of the fungicide within a plant is limited, which is why the
leaves most important for grain filling should be sprayed. Turkington said there is more research interest in fungicide combinations that target two aspects of a disease life cycle for better control. This could also limit fungicide resistance. Randy Kutcher, a plant pathologist from the University of Saskatchewan, said crop rotation and disease-resis-
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Michel Tremblay has received the Saskatchewan Forage Council’s 2013 Forage Industry Innovation Award. It recognizes exemplary innovation, leadership, service and stewardship in Saskatchewan’s forage industry. Tremblay began his career in 1990 working with the forage council as its variety testing program co-ordinator. Saskatchewan Agriculture hired him as its provincial forage specialist in 1992, where he remained until last year. While with the government, he headed up extension events, spearheaded industry projects and worked to create a link between government and industry-producers. He played a lead role in forming the Saskatchewan Forage Seed Development Commission and helped create the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association.
COMING EVENTS Aug. 8: Loiselle Family Organic Farm field day, Vonda, Sask. (Register, 855-521-2400, david.hobson@ organicalberta.org) Aug. 9-11: Pioneer Acres Museum show and reunion, Irricana, Alta. (403-9354357, www.pioneeracres.ab.ca) Aug. 24: Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger, Langenburg, Sask. (Joelene Kotzer-Mitschke, 306-743-5408, oldetymeharvestforhunger@gmail. com, www.oldetymeharvest.com) Aug. 24-25: Strathcona Vintage Tractor Pull, Bremner Historical Site, Ardrossan, Alta. (Ellis, 780-9226120 or Mike, 780-467-6973, www. strathconavintageractor.com) Sept. 10-12: Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, Canada’s Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ont. (800563-5441, 519-822-2890, info@ outdoorfarmshow.com) For more coming events, see the Community Calendar, section 0300, in the Western Producer Classifieds.
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HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS | AFRICA
Project gives rural Africa a voice Sauti Moja | Canadian charity helps rural African women improve health, living conditions BY WILLIAM DEKAY SASKATOON NEWSROOM
TOP TO BOTTOM: A Rendille widow is all smiles — she just gave birth to a baby and the same day, received a heifer camel from another single mother. Duane McCartney, retired livestock scientist from Agriculture Canada’s Lacombe Research Centre, tries his hand at milking camels while visiting the livestock work of Sauti Moja in northern Kenya. Sadia had to discontinue schooling due to pregnancy. A Canadian donor sponsored her return to school, and Sauti Moja staff provided child support and counselling. She recently graduated from secondary school near the top of the class. Young Rendille girls are trained in prevention of HIV/AIDS and STIs.
Retired agronomist Tim Wright speaks for the vulnerable in Africa. As executive director of the charity organization Sauti Moja, or One Voice, Wright focuses on program management, food and nutrition security and sustainable livelihoods in rural Africa. “There’s people who refer to Africa as a rusty bucket. I take great offence at that. One of my great frustrations is helping people understand that with just a small contribution, they can make such tremendous differences in people’s lives,” he said. “We’re dealing with people who are invisible to even people in their own community, almost. We’re working with them and seeing incredible transformation in their lives.” Sauti Moja links donors to community initiatives that include education of vulnerable girls and children, HIV/AIDS prevention and providing livestock to widows and single mothers. Sauti Moja is about empowering the most vulnerable and is focused on improving economic and social goals and self-sufficiency. While in Canada this summer, Wright and wife Lyn Bishop call Winnipeg home and rent out their farmland at Nut Mountain, Sask. Much of their time is spent with fundraising and crisscrossing the country to visit donors such as the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “We have agencies that provide small amounts of money, but the majority of money comes from individual donors. It’s kind of word of mouth marketing,” he said. The former agrologist worked as a research scientist with Agriculture Canada as director of the research station in Melfort, Sask., as well as work for the PFRA. He said Africa’s droughts are worsening, particularly in the marginalized areas. Hardest hit by a spiralling environment and increasingly intolerant larger society are the livestock keepers or nomads of East Africa. Droughts frequently devastate these
Agronomist Tim Wright is executive director of Sauti Moja, a charity helping at-risk people in Africa. | TIM WRIGHT PHOTOS communities, killing large numbers of the livestock that they depend on for milk, blood, hides and meat. “They are often very ostracized or oppressed. Within these communities the most vulnerable are people who do not have livestock and women, widows because it’s fairly patriarchal. These are the people we focus on,” he said. Wright said women can often spend five hours each day carrying a 20 litre jerry can of water on their back.
“It’s exhausting,” he said. “A girl child has to stay home from school to care for the baby. It’s really quite a complex and difficult situation that the women are in,” he said. Sauti Moja has helped provide widows and abandoned women with donkeys. “They are able then to help other people rather than being beggars or relying on others,” he said. “Historically most food agencies think of food security as crop pro-
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ABOVE, LEFT: Cattle are used to seeing Brabant draft team King and Queen in the pasture. Wayne Nagy and his wife, Lorna, often take them out for a drive on their ranch north of Melville, Sask. |
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MELVILLE, Sask. — King and Queen might bear royal names, but they don’t get to rest on their laurels. The pair of red roan Brabant draft horses work regularly on Wayne and Lorna Nagy’s Diamond Horseshoe Ranch north of Melville, as do the other heavy horses in the stable. However, this pair holds a special place in the household. They are the 2012 Canadian Western Agribition heavyweight division winners in the horse pull competition. As well, they placed second at the 2010 Calgary Stampede as middleweights. They are also special because few teamsters use Brabants. The breed is considered the original Belgian and is smaller and sturdier than the typical North American-bred Belgian. It has thick legs and is usually red or blue roan. The Nagys also raise chickens, milk a cow and work with horses on the farm. However, the operation is also firmly into modern times with 350 Black Angus cross cows and 1,800 acres of cropland. Wayne built it from scratch. He grew up not far from his farm, which he bought in 1984. Much of his family is still in the area. “There was one old run down barn and a small house,” he said. “No paint on anything.” The yard is not recognizable from those days, with a larger house, two barns, corrals and other buildings. The first draft horses arrived about nine years ago after a sale at a pregnant mare’s urine barn netted six colts. “Dad always had a team,” Wayne said, and he had always driven his saddle horses. Both he and Lorna grew up riding horses and they both have draft horse teams now. There are five teams on the farm, including some Belgians. “I just chore with mine,” said Lorna. “I feed round bales, clean the barn.” The couple makes sure their teams are fed good quality feed and vitamins and that the horses work every day or every second day to stay in shape. Horses can pull for decades as long as they are in good condition. However, the Nagys are looking ahead to when they might have to replace their Brabants and are seeking a stud to breed Queen.
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BELOW: King and Queen won the heavyweight division in the horse pull competition at Regina’s Canadian Western Agribition last year. | FILE PHOTO
HORSE PULLS | COMPETITION
Teamwork leads to winner’s circle MELVILLE, Sask. — Wayne Nagy was bitten by the horse pull bug after winning first place at a Qu’Appelle Valley Horse Pull Club harvest day near Vibank, Sask., six years ago. He is now a member of the club and participates in pulls throughout the summer. The Calgary Stampede is definitely a highlight, Wayne said. His wife Lorna’s son, David, who farms with them, also attended the Stampede a couple of years ago with a team. Horses have distinct personalities and that can affect how they pull. Lorna said some horses don’t like a
crowd and won’t perform well. Sometimes one of the pair will figure out exactly how far to pull the weight and quit at a certain point. The standard required distance is 4.26 metres. They’ve found that teams usually try hardest in the first round. “King and Queen will pull hard every time,” Wayne said. He said teaching a team to start exactly together, each time, is tricky yet critical, particularly at higher weights. A mistake might not be as costly at the lower weights, he added. “If you watch, the winning ones are exactly in sync or in stride,” he said.
Different ground conditions will also affect how much the horses can pull. That’s why at certain places, the teams will pull more or less than they have elsewhere. “It gets to be a curling game.” He said it might look easy watching from the sidelines, but there are teamsters who have had their horses at pulls for decades who are still learning. It’s also a highly competitive arena. “As soon as you win one, they’re gunning for you,” he said. Big money is involved in the United States, Wayne said, with horses selling for $80,000 to $100,000.
For the past few months, I have experienced one inflammatory skin infection after another on my foot and arm. The skin area swells, blisters and breaks open. The doctor prescribes antibiotics and is unsure if it’s an infection or an allergic reaction. The antibiotics work for a while but a topical ointment did not help. I worry it could be something more sinister as I do have a history of testicular and skin cancer.
It is understandable that you worry about cancer when you have a history of previous cancers. Fortunately, both testicular and most types of skin cancer, with the exception of melanoma, have a good prognosis. It is difficult to guess at a cause without actually seeing your skin rash, but the type of blisters you describe can be found in a condition known as dermatitis herpetiformis. This is sometimes referred to as gluten rash or celiac disease rash because it occurs in conjunction with gluten intolerance. Most sufferers complain of terrible itching. The rash can occur anywhere on your body, but the most frequent locations are where pressure occurs, like the elbows, knees, buttocks, lower back and the back of the neck. A simple way to determine if gluten sensitivity is the problem is to eliminate all wheat and barley products, including yeasts, beers and malt flavouring, for about six weeks and see if there is any improvement. It should clear up without the need for creams, ointments and antibiotics. Urticaria is another possibility. This is like a typical nettle rash commonly called hives and is mainly due to allergic reaction when the body releases histamine. Hives are red welts that may vary in size. They are usually caused by an allergic reaction when the body reacts by releasing histamine and other chemicals into the skin. It may be a response to certain foods, medications, sudden changes in temperature or insect bites. Most cases last for less than six weeks. However, if the rash lasts longer, it is known as chronic hives, which account for one-third of all cases. At this point, the doctor may wish to test for an underlying condition such as thyroid disease, hepatitis, viral, fungal or bacterial infections or even some types of cancer. The cancers most likely to be associated with hives are the lymphomas rather than the testicular and skin cancers. Each type of cancer is a separate condition with its own set of problems and patterns of spread. There are also rare skin diseases such as bullous pemphigoid that involve severe blistering. You may wish to be referred to a dermatologist.
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EMPLOYMENT | PREPARATION
Advice on getting job SPEAKING OF LIFE
JACKLIN ANDREWS, BA, MSW
Spend the day job hunting but make time for yourself and family in the evening
I have to get a job. All my life I have been on the farm, fi rst as a child growing up and later as the wife of a farmer. Our divorce marked the first time I had left the farm to live in town. My children and I have settled into a house and we are quite happy, but the financial settlement my former husband and I negotiated is not going to last much longer. I am 34 and have never had a fulltime job. I need to figure out how I am going to approach this thing. What do you think? Do you have some tips?
You need to understand that looking for work can be psychologically and emotionally damaging. Going to interviews or even applying for jobs carry the probability of being rejected. The paradox is that at a time when you need more self-confidence than you have ever had, you are at risk of failing and falling into some selfdeprecating, negative self-concepts. Be careful not to get discouraged. Employers are more inclined to hire someone with a bright outlook than someone who is discouraged and depressed. Before you get into the business of finding work, make sure that you have a support network. Make seeking employment your job until you are working. Set times in your day when you do nothing except write resumes, search newspapers and websites for employment opportunities, send in job applications to potential employers, make a list of character references, put together an outfit for interviews and do what you can to get your finances in order. Getting a job takes time and effort and is most likely to happen when you take your job search seriously. Most jobs ask you to follow some kind of a routine. You have to be at work on time, take breaks as allowed and meet various deadlines for job performance records. You can prepare yourself by putting routines into your day at home. Make sure that you and the children are at the breakfast table at the same time every day and that you have something scheduled for a defined time each morning. Remember that you are your best advertising tool. Any number of people get jobs just by being in the right place at the right time, by having a chance meeting with a potential employer or by tripping over someone in the grocery store.
Jacklin Andrews is a family counsellor from Saskatchewan. Contact: jandrews@ producer.com.
B.C. GARDEN | FRIENDSHIP
Bond with friend grows with stroll through her garden Garden plants, art | Yard serves as peaceful oasis Tending to a friend’s garden gives you the opportunity to appreciate her favourite things, understand her enjoyment and bring you closer together.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY SHELLEY A. LEEDAHL FREELANCE WRITER
o you need to be a gardener to appreciate a garden? I think so. I can understand and trust someone who spends hours on a little stool, tweezing miniscule weeds from around the pea plants, happy with the task. Who else could rationalize the loonie-sized blisters from weeding, and the lunacy of promising — only 500 more dandelions, then I’ll stop? There are back pains, garter snakes and slugs as big as your thumb. There is dirt, mud, bad weather and sometimes blood. There’s the knowing that you’ll never catch up in your lifetime, the understanding that no one would even notice your grand efforts and the calm realization that it does not matter. I’m on the Sunshine Coast caring for a friend’s acreage: 3.5 acres of pristine park, with numerous gardens, old growth Douglas Fir and two ponds, one with a bridge, waterfall and a Herculean frog. There are fruit trees, great shoots of bamboo and several plants my prairie tongue cannot name. I liberally water the new grass as if its proliferation will prove my good caretaking. I have planted leeks and picked and frozen rhubarb. I’ve stirred the compost with a pitchfork and covered it with wire to keep pets and wilder predators out. I water the delicate new sweet peas with sun-warmed water and spray the kale with one of the many
hoses that twist away from a central tap in multiple directions. I’ve long been enamoured with gardens, including my own. I also love to be walked around friends’ gardens and discover what they’ve planted and why. I’m learning that if you want to know someone, you should work in her garden. I have spent more than two weeks here, and although the friend that I’m acreage-sitting for is in far-away Maui, I’ve never felt closer to her. Now I see what she sees at dusk when the frogs start singing and she’s compelled to return to the vegetable garden to be sure she closed the gate or watered the garlic. I think of her as I stop to watch the cacophonous ravens play tag and spy on the parental robins, guarding their nest in the gazebo. Now I know what it is to hear the wind rush through bamboo and think there’s a ghost standing by. When I open the patio doors in the morning to give Jake the dog a warm pat, I smell the moist, florid air, as my friend must. To tend a friend’s garden is to form a bond. The earliest gardens were planted for food and medicine, and many of us still take great pride in how the
work of our hands facilitates settlerlike self-sufficiency. For me, a garden’s sensorial pleasures are paramount. I read and write while inhaling the soporific scent of lilacs in a mason jar. I stare at the sky through a crosshatch of branches. Being among these wondrous gardens and animals — Jake and Percy, the cat who swipes with hummingbird quickness — I am slowing to the poet’s pace. I am also pondering garden decoration. Yard art connotes gnomes and flamingos, plastic whirlygigs and department store specials, but I’m contemplating tasteful additions, made art, found art and meaningful gifts from friends. I believe there is a place for wellconsidered and well-situated yard art. Moderation is key. Sometimes garden art expresses personal beliefs. It can commemorate people, places or events. I know folks who place stones or shells from their travels around their gardens. There are memorials.
Yard decoration can certainly be store bought, but can also be an old iron bed frame or a wheelbarrow spilling with flowers. I imagine prairie pioneers found innovative ways to brighten their lives after they’d cleared the land, got the potatoes in the ground, built the sod hut and fed the babies, even if this was accomplished merely by stuffing a handful of black-eyed susans into a rusted tobacco can. This afternoon, I strolled about my friend’s gently hilled and generously treed acreage with a camera, snapping art that caught my eye from painted stones inspired by aliens to the simplicity of a single green rock set on a log bench. Items are underplayed, so each discovery brings surprise and delight. In this postcard perfect landscape, I find art camouflaged beneath hostas and balanced on stones. There are elegant bronze birds, smiling buddhas and turtles I half expect to blink. Each time I step into the garden, I see something new and feel richer.
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LEFT: Calvin Russell reduces costs on the farm near Drumheller, Alta., by using older equipment and making repairs himself. ABOVE: Calvin and Cassandra Russell took over the farm’s management from Calvin’s parents three years ago. Along with their children, Emilia, 4, Elyse, 3, and Everly, 1, they reside in the house where Calvin grew up. ON THE FARM | YOUNG FARMERS
New generation at the helm of family farm Returning home | Young family believes crop diversity will help ensure the future of 103-year-old family farm BY KAREN MORRISON SASKATOON NEWSROOM
DRUMHELLER, Alta. — For Cassandra and Calvin Russell, choosing a vacation is easier than swatting a mosquito on their farm near
Alberta’s badlands. That’s because Calvin’s parents, Craig and Janice, have properties in Manitoba and British Columbia and at a central Alberta lake. After farming for 46 years, the elder Russells let go of the management
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reins to Cassandra, 23, and Calvin, 30, three years ago. Craig and Janice moved to a new house in the district and continue to help seed and harvest the 3,500 acres of wheat, canola, peas, flax and barley. “Dad is a great resource person,”
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said Calvin, whose business plan involves gradually paying back his parents for the farm he now rents from them, keeping costs in check with slightly used equipment and fixing machines himself. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s new or old, all will break down,” he said. Calvin grew up in the farm home he is currently renovating for his wife and their three preschoolers. He spent a decade off the farm working on natural gas engines in Drumheller, where he met Cassandra. “Dad wanted me to get experience,” he said. His sisters, Laura and Jill, pursued careers in Westlock, Alta., and Pilot Mount, Man. Cassandra was an only child who grew up in town but has adapted to rural life. She considers herself fortunate to live and work on the farm, founded by Craig’s mother’s family after migrating here from Ontario. She looks forward to welcoming another child by Christmas and homeschooling in the future. “I just want to be more in control of what they learn,” she said. It will also allow the family more opportunities to get away, she added. Farming allows Calvin to be his own boss and experience a wide variety of tasks. “Every day is different. There’s a brand new challenge every day,” he said. Planting and watching a crop grow is particularly satisfying, the couple agrees. Crops are in good shape this year, despite a storm that dumped 125 millimetres of rain in 24 hours. Oil and gas leases, so common in the area, are another challenge for crops. Calvin said yields are poorer above where pipelines are buried because heat from the pipes dries out plants. He is concerned about the amount of agricultural land owned by energy firms. “I hope I don’t have to be a serf farmer down the road, renting from them,” he said. The Russells believe that continuous cropping benefits their farm and environment by minimizing soil disturbance. They also believe in crop diversity and growing shelterbelts to
capture snow and slow erosion. “I’m not farming for me but trying to farm for future generations,” Calvin said, noting both he and his parents also enjoyed preserving habitat for wildlife. “We want to take care of the earth that you farm, not take all the nutrients out of it,” added Cassandra, who manages the books and helps when needed. That includes planting canola and peas together to control weeds and generate organic matter. “It’s more work, but it will pay off down the road. Overall, it’s more beneficial,” said Calvin, who swaths these crops and uses a seed cleaner to separate them. The Russell family was recognized this year for its contribution to agriculture in Alberta with the Bank of Montreal Farm Family award, presented at the Calgary Stampede. Cassandra called it a positive boost for the 103-year-old family farm. “That made me feel good about what I was doing,” added Calvin. For the future, the Russells can see enlarging the acreage slightly and involving their children. It’s the baby who enjoys riding in the tractor the most, while the oldest prefers the cows raised for the family’s use. Farm safety is paramount for the Russells, who set clear boundaries in the yard to keep their girls out of harm’s way. “We stay away from where Calvin’s working,” said Cassandra.
Emilia prefers the farm’s animals over its equipment. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTOS
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HISTORY | FILM PROCESSING
Film company enjoys bringing history to life LEFT: Greg Miller, owner of Film Rescue International in Indian Head, Sask., houses movie processing equipment in the vault of an historic bank building. | KAREN MORRISON PHOTO FAR LEFT: The company specializes in exposed still and movie film that dates back many decades. | FILM RESCUE
Lost and forgotten | Movie and print film yields surprises BY KAREN MORRISON SASKATOON NEWSROOM
INDIAN HEAD, Sask. — Greg Miller never tires of looking at old photos. It’s his business at Film Rescue International, but it’s also a passion that started in childhood with the purchase of a Rollei SL 35 camera. “You never get bored with it,” he said. “I never get up in the morning and say, ‘oh, I have to work.’ ” From his home and office in a onetime bank building in Indian Head, Miller specializes in the cold cases: exposed still and movie film that dates back decades and requires a special process to bring to light. But there are limitations, said Miller’s wife, Tracey Gostick, who handles the company’s administration, customer service, shipping and receiving and accounting duties. “A stumbling block is dealing with people who don’t realize 40-year-old film won’t come out as two-year-old film,” she said. Miller honed his skills through jobs in which he processed and developed motion picture and still film. “He’s our mad chemist,” said Gostick. The couple came to Saskatchewan in 1999 to be closer to Miller’s parents, who live in Wolseley, Sask., and to take advantage of real estate that was considerably cheaper than their former home in Toronto. “Opportunities for creative things in a small town are way better,” said Miller, who performs with a local band and is active in the local theatre. “It doesn’t matter where you are: the nice thing about the business is you don’t have to be in a large urban centre,” said Miller, citing the company’s satellite offices for receiving materials in Holland and the United States. Processing and printing take place where tellers once stood and spills into a basement that includes a darkroom and plethora of processing equipment, computers and projectors. Technician Cory Rennebohm, one of eight workers drawn from the region, adjusts the contrast and lightens tones of a film depicting a family’s summer vacation in the 1960s. “You see how much you have in common with people around the world. It drives home the commonalities with people rather than the differences,” he said of the work. “It gives people a little bit of their family history.” Rennebohm said the images have inspired him to travel to these spots and see how they have changed. He trained in film studies but worked in health care until landing this position five years ago. Many of the images he has viewed have been pleasant, such as family gatherings, the Apollo 11 launch, nudes and tours of Russia. However, there is also a darker side, including footage shot in Vietnam
from a helicopter as a village is fired upon. “It makes the hair stand up on the back of neck,” he said. “It has coloured how I look at the world. Gostick echoed similar sentiments. “It gives you an unhappy feeling.” She and Miller say their work
comes from people around the world and ranges from celebrity families of Sammy Davis Jr., George Harrison and Lyndon B. Johnson seeking long lost images to police departments looking for evidence of child pornography and other crimes. Miller marvelled at footage from
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1950s Yukon, where “every frame was incredible,” a child’s open casket funeral, a mother and child looking out a window and a 1910 formal portrait of an aboriginal family. The company works in six week cycles on film that might be decades past its best before date. Approxi-
mate costs are $36 to develop 36 print exposures, although they are waived if nothing can be saved, and $48 for movies. The latest enterprise is creating digital archives of families’ images so that they can be preserved, easily shared and reprinted.
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GRAND OPENING MOOSE JAW, SK.
With Saskatchewanâ€™s booming economy, a common saying here is that in Saskatchewan there are two seasons: Winter and Construction.Â At Agrocorp Processing, we are adding the finishing touches as our facility nears completion. Agrocorp is preparing for the new crop season with anticipation and excitement. Our grand opening is on Friday, August 16, and we would like to extend an invitation to come and join us at the plant.Â Contact our Moose Jaw office if you will be in the area and we will throw a hamburger on the grill for you! AGROCORP PROCESSING:
Agrocorp International Pte Ltd. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Canadian operations, with the creation of Agrocorp Processing Ltd., a high-speed loading and cleaning facility in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (SK). Built along a Canadian National Railway (CN) site capable of loading 100 cars, the facility will ultimately have the capacity to handle 250,000 metric tonnes (MT) of diverse products ranging from specialty crops to canola and wheat, as well as a processing capacity in excess of 100MT/hour and loading capacity of 400MT/hour. â€œWith a realization that grain logistics are the key to success in this business, we have worked closely with CN Rail to identify a site suited to our aggressive program scope,â€? said Colin Topham, head ofÂ Agrocorpâ€™s Canadian operations. â€œThis venture intends to bridge
the producer-to-consumer equation in grain handling and vastly improve the marketing of Canadian crops. Our aim is to meet the diverse needs of the modern farmer by bringing crops to market as quickly as possible while maintaining a strong Canadian quality brand.â€? Agrocorp has recruited management and personnel with strong industry experience and connections, and are pleased to welcome Colin Young on board as Plant Manager. Young brings with him 12 years of experience in grain export management as an owner at R Young Seeds. Agrocorp has also teamed up with McDougall Acres, a Moose Jaw-based seed supply company, to add depth to their knowledge of local processes and industry. â€œWe are excited to combine McDougall Acresâ€™ 95 years of farming history and 10 years of seed marketing experience in the Moose Jaw community and abroad, with Agrocorpâ€™s more than 30
years of experience in international marketing and finance expertise,â€? said Vijay Iyengar, Founder and Managing Director of Agrocorp International Pte Ltd. In addition, Agrocorp is pleased to announce Kevin Price who will be joining us as Senior Trader effective August 26th 2013. Kevin comes with many years of experience in the grain industry, most recently as Senior Manager at Mitsui Canada. He has previously worked with many of the Agrocorp International Canada staff, and we look
forward to adding his knowledge and experience to our growing team. ABOUT US:
Agrocorp International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrocorp International Pte Ltd. out of Singapore, one of the largest pulse trading houses in the world. BringingÂ forth a team of diverse culture and experience, Agrocorp International is poised to become an industry leader and innovator in the trade ofÂ Canadian agricultural com-
modities. WithÂ extensive experience in international trade, our team will be looking to grow an already well established network of producers, processors, buyers and brokers.Â Our trade professionals are geared to pro-actively deal with policy and trade issues and use them to our competitive advantage.Â Our market intelligence is a function of our membership and involvement in various trade body networks.Â Large trade volumes are swiftly handledÂ on a consistent basis by our team of effective CONTINUED ON PAGE 28
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Event Location: 1402 Caribou East Street, Moose Jaw 11:30AM 11:45AM 12:00PM 12:15PM 2:00PM
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We work closely with our co-workers, suppliers, customers, and business partners around the world to realize our shared goals. We encourage open communication as well as sharing of expertise, knowledge, and ideas. Our strategically placed processing plant in Moose Jaw will have direct access to main production areas throughout Canada, through facilities and growers, whom we have formed strong alliances with. We ship both in containers, and in break bulk. Globally, Agrocorp handles volumes of more than 3 million metric tonnes. Long term partnerships are at the core of Agrocorp Internationalâ€™s mission.
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GRAND OPENING MOOSE JAW, SK. trade specialists and stands as a testimony to the logistical prowess and credibility of Agrocorp. Agrocorp is focused on building our sourcing and distribution infrastructure by rapidly expanding our logistical networks and cementing customer relationships; consolidating growth in established and emerging market regions. With a global turnover of more than US$1 billion dollars, Agrocorp’s extensive procurement network is geared to bulk purchases and shipments while ensuring quality and competitive pricing. We are globally well recognized experts in counter-trade and barter mechanisms, ensuring innovative solutions to financing problems. Now including Moose Jaw, Agrocorp also has offices situated in Abidjan, Chennai, Cotonou, Dar es Salaam, Istanbul, Jakarta, Kolkata, Mandalay, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, Singapore, Vancouver, Yangon. PRODUCTS:
Pulses, legumes and cereals are becoming a regular a staple to the modern household and growing in demand; especially coupled with population growth and globalization. Agrocorp strives to meet the growing need for these products, all the while, maintaining an excellence in quality. We believe strongly in the products we trade, their nutritional benefits, and their role in making the world a healthier place. Agrocorp International specializes in the export of Canadian crops such as cereals, oil seeds and specialty crops.
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Although these products are the bulk of our business, we are not limited on growth potential in other areas. Agrocorp believes that willingness to grow and diversify our product knowledge will create opportunities for present and new partnerships. As global promoters and advocates of Canadian commodities, we are active members of the Canadian Special Crops Association, Alberta Pulse Growers, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership and are licensed and bonded by the Canadian Grain Commission. VISION
Long term partnerships are at the core of Agrocorp International’s mission. We pride ourselves in conducting business with honesty and integrity. In order to institute an effective supply chain with the highest quality of end product, it is our duty to bridge and link the gap between producers and consumer. We see ourselves as a competitive and reliable partner for companies in the agricultural sector. This perspective is fueled by our belief in sharing knowledge and expertise that empowers everyone in the global trade community; ultimately benefiting and providing total solutions to customers. STRATEGY
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handling, and sale of food products; delivering consistent quality to customers. ■ Through combining market knowledge with financial resources, we are uniquely exposed to opportunities for all agricultural products in countries of operation ■ Agro cor p is able to advis e on seasonal price changes and fluctuations in supply and demand. We are proficient in establishing costs against future sales or purchase commitments; providing attractive value to clients ■ Our partnerships in procurement, logistics, banking, finance and trade enables us to follow a risk adverse approach through quick deliveries and has inspired all-round confidence; both within and beyond the company.
We would like to take a moment and thank our partners and all of our producers who have moved product through our site during this construction phase. We will continue to work hard to bring you competitive prices, good delivery terms, straightforward, and transparent contracts. We look forward to earning your business during the new crop year! Go Riders!
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Our grand opening date is August 16th. We are excited to share news of some special guests who will be attending: ■ Guest of honour Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture. ■ Alanna Koch, Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture. ■ Nithi Govindasamy, Associate Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture. ■ Warren Michelson, MLA for Moose Jaw North. 11:30AM Ribbon Cutting / Introductory speeches 11:45AM Speech by Honorable Minister Stewart 12:00PM Warren Michelson mass grace 12:15PM BBQ 2:00PM Agrocorp Giveaways If you have not already done so, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Moose Jaw, SK Office: 1402 Caribou Street East Moose Jaw, SK Canada S6H 4P8 Tel: 306 693 8887 Email: email@example.com www.facebook.com/Agrocorp www.agrocorp.ca Event Location: 1402 Caribou East Street, Moose Jaw Thank you for your continued interest in our project and we hope to see you there!
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Red, green or yellow, tomatoes are versatile and nutritious TEAM RESOURCES
SARAH GALVIN, BSHEc
y summer ritual is making tomato sauce with friends. We make a simple sauce and process it in a hot water bath to preserve it for the winter. After a long day of food preparation, I make pasta and we dip into our vat of freshly made sauce. Pick tomatoes when they are firm but not hard because they continue to ripen after they are picked. When buying, avoid ones that have bruises or cuts on the skin and keep tomatoes separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood in the grocery cart. Store whole tomatoes unwashed, uncovered and out of direct sunlight. When tomatoes are ripe, store in the refrigerator or cold room and use within days. Throw away cut or peeled tomatoes that have been left out at room temperature for more than two hours.
2 tbsp. finely minced garlic 30 mL 1/2 c. coarsely 125 mL chopped fresh basil 1/4 c. finely chopped 60 mL fresh parsley 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 15 mL 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 8 mL 1 tsp. finely minced 5 mL fresh tarragon 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 2 mL flakes 2 baguettes, cut in 1/2-inch (3 cm) slices 6 cloves garlic, cut in half In a bowl, mix all ingredients except bread and garlic cloves. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside, unrefrigerated, for three hours. Carefully toast both sides of bread on a baking sheet under the broiler. Rub cut side of garlic on each slice and generously top with tomato mixture.
TOMATO JAM 5 lb. tomatoes, finely chopped 3 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. lime juice 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground cloves 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. red chili flakes
FRESH TOMATO BRUSCHETTA 8 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
2.2 kg 750 mL 125 mL 10 mL
Charring tomatoes over charcoal adds another dimension of flavour. reduce temperature to a simmer. Stirring regularly, simmer until it reduces to a sticky, jam-like state. This will take about 1 1/2 hours. When the jam has cooked down, remove from heat and fill jars, leaving 1/4 inch (2 mm) headspace. Process in hot water bath for 20 minutes in eight ounce (250 mL) jars.
Green tomato relish ingredients are simmered with spices and then canned for winter enjoyment. | SARAH GALVIN PHOTOS
SLOW ROASTED TOMATOES 5 mL 3 mL 15 mL 15 mL
Combine all ingredients in a large, non-reactive pot. Bring to a boil and
Roasting caramelizes the sugars and heightens the flavour of tomatoes. Add to dishes as a substitute for sundried tomatoes. Slice fully ripened tomatoes of any variety in half crosswise. Lay cut side
up on a lightly greased baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and slow bake in a 225 F (100 C) oven for about six hours, depending upon the juiciness of tomatoes. Use immediately, refrigerate for up to a week or freeze by placing on a dry baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Transfer to a freezer bag.
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1 lb. green tomatoes, 0.5 kg thinly sliced 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced Combine in a bowl with two tablespoons (15 mL) coarse salt. Refrigerate for 12 hours. Drain and rinse. Combine in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves: 1 c. apple cider vinegar 250 mL 3/4 c. light brown sugar 185 mL Stir in: 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 3 mL 1/2 tsp. salt 3 mL Add the tomatoes and onions and stir together well. Tie together in a cheesecloth bag: 1/2 tsp. whole cloves 3 mL 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 3 mL 1/2 tsp. celery seeds 3 mL 1 cinnamon stick, broken Simmer, stirring often, until the tomatoes no longer hold their shape, about one hour. For a thicker relish, remove lid for second half of cooking period. Remove spice bag and process relish in a hot water bath 16 ounce (500 mL) jars for 15 minutes or keep in the refrigerator up to one month.
FIRE ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE plum or roma tomatoes yellow onions, finely diced fresh basil, optional garlic, minced salt Grill tomatoes on charcoal or gas barbecue until skin blackens. Immediately drop into cold water and slip off skins. The meaty part goes into a large pot and is cooked slowly with finely chopped onions, garlic and
TOMATO TRIVIA • A tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable. • Tomatoes grew wild like berries in the South American Andes. They were about the size of cherries. • The modern tomato was developed in Mexico, where it is called tomatillo. • Tomatoes are a good source of vitamins E, C, A and K and dietary fibre.
salt to taste. Add chopped fresh basil in the last five minutes of cooking, if desired. Use immediately, keep in refrigerator for up to a week or water bath process 16 ounce (500 mL) jars for 35 minutes.
HOT WATER BATH PROCESSING This method of food preservation is suitable for food with a pH of 4.6 or lower. Tomatoes are borderline so add a teaspoon (5 mL) of lemon juice or citric acid to each two cup (500 mL) jar. If the recipe contains vinegar, there will be enough acid to safely process. Wash jars and lids and sanitize in a water bath just below the boiling point. Rubber rings and snap lids are kept in hot but not boiling water until used. Ladle hot food into jars leaving a headspace of 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) for tomatoes and chutneys. Slide nonmetallic utensil down the inside of jars to remove any air bubbles, then readjust headspace. Wipe rim of each jar, place lid on jar and apply screw band only until resistance is met. Do not over tighten. Place in canner of boiling water. Adjust water level so jars are covered by at least one inch (2.5 cm). When process time has elapsed, turn off heat and remove jars without tilting. Do not retighten. Cool upright, undisturbed for 24 hours. Check a reliable canning resource book for more information. Label and store in cool dark place. Sarah Galvin is a home economist, teacher and farmers’ market vendor at Swift Current, Sask., and a member of Team Resources. She writes a blog at allourfingersinthepie. blogspot.ca. Contact: email@example.com.
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1966 PA24 CHEROKEE 140, white and blue, factory design, 6400 TT, 2100 ET, Garmin radios, SL30, 296 GPS, transponder Mode C, overhauled flight instruments, new tires, much more. Exc. flying aircraft. 204-769-2210, 204-741-0054, Souris, MB. AIRPLANE HANGAR, located at CYXE Saskatoon. 1470 sq. ft. (42x35’), concrete floor, Diamond aviation bi-fold door, $90,000 plus GST. For details and pics call/text: 306-717-0709.
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WANTED: DIESEL MF 65, complete tractor or engine only. Call Cam-Don Motors Ltd. 306-237-4212, Perdue, SK.
FORD 8N TRACTOR w/3 PTH and PTO; IH McCormick Farmall A tractor; Minneapolis Moline 705 tractor, not running. Alvin Miller Farm Equipment Auction, Saturday, August 17, 2013, Stoughton, Sask. area. Visit www.mackauctioncompany.com for sale bill and photos. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL311962 1946 JD D tractor, styled, complete, restored, starter, lights. Reasonable offer accepted. 306-773-8256, Swift Current, SK. 2 THRASHING MACHINES complete; 1 electric sanding mill. Call 306-931-8686, Saskatoon, SK. 1952 JD AR styled, running, $2000; John Deere D, good tin, not seized, $1500; John Deere D, on steel, painted 12 yrs. ago, running, $3500; Minneapolis Z, metal good, running, PTO, $1000. Vegreville, AB. 780-632-6372, 780-603-5307. JOHN DEERE 730, 1960, good condition, $5500. 780-889-2106, Heisler, AB. MCCORMICK SUPER W4 in great original condition, power steering, lights, hyds, PTO, $2400. 250-862-7782, Kelowna, BC.
WORKING STEAM TRACTORS double acting brass cylinder and piston, forward, reverse and neutral control, plus working whistle. Runs 15 minutes per fueling. Regular $449.95, summer sale $299.96. w w w. y e s t e r y e a r t o y s c a n a d a . c o m SUPREME AUCTION SERVICES will be 1-800-481-1353. offering a huge number of antiques for sale by Auction in Sintaluta, SK. at 10:00 ANTIQUE BODIE AIRWAY grain and grass AM, Sunday, August 18. For details go to seed cleaner; VIKING DUPLEX fanning www.supremeauctions.ca PL #314604. mill. Offers. 306-642-5740, Assiniboia, SK. Contact Brad Stenberg 306-551-9411 or 1949 FARMALL CUB tractor, c/w belly Ken McDonald 306-695-0121. mount sickle bar mower, rebuilt engine, new paint, good tires, $4500 OBO. Call 403-772-2209, 403-820-1432, Morrin, AB.
RARE 1953 MMU diesel, complete restoration w/paint and decals. Good rubber, hydraic cylinder and manual. Photo avail. upon request. 306-874-5603, Naicam, SK. TRACTORS FOR SALE: JD’s 420 Hi-crop (rare), M, MTW, MTN, BW, H, Cockshutt 20. Call 403-660-8588, Calgary, AB. STRATHCONA VINTAGE TRACTOR PULL August 24 and 25th, Bremner Historical S i t e , A r d r o s s a n , A B . F o r m o r e i n fo www.strathconavintagetractor.com or call Ellis 780-922-6120 or Mike 780-467-6973. COCKSHUTT 30, Minneapolis Moline, Massey 102, and Cockshutt 80, $500/ea. Call 306-233-7305, Cudworth, SK.
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ANTIQUE/HOUSEHOLD AUCTION - Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Gerry Goebel and Bep Hamer, curling rink in Shaunavon, SK, 1:00 PM. Antiques include: 2 dining room sets w/table, 6 chairs, china cabinet and sideboard; 1800’s large china cabinet; Hoosier cupboard; Settee; Chaise lounger; Rockers; Couch and chair; 2 rare doll sets (Native and Eskimo) handcrafted by Laura Parsonage of Maple Creek; Lamps and light fixtures; Old telephone; Pictures; Small misc. Household includes: TV’s; Allfridge; All-freezer; Beds; 2 pianos; Small misc. Google ‘Ralph Oberle Auction’ for full list and pictures. For more info contact Ralph Oberle 306-297-7979, Shaunavon, SK. PL #914868.
RARE 1966 AC D12 gas tractor, runs great, 2 spd./8 spd. trans., never lost a slow moving race, just over 9,000 made, $5,000. 306-621-1980, Yorkton, SK.
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CASE D TRACTOR, 1940, mostly restored PARTING OUT: 1927 Model A Ford parts, and runs good, needs rubber, asking r u n n i n g b o a r d s , f r a m e , c a b , e t c . $1500. 306-821-7441, Lloydminster, SK. 780-698-2650, Westlock, AB. ADRIANâ€™S MAGNETO SERVICE Guaran- REBUILT 1946 WILLYâ€™S Jeep, Serial # teed repairs on mags and ignitors. Repairs. CJ2A-55358, $9500. Phone 306-867-3434, Parts. Sales. 204-326-6497. Box 21232, Strongfield, SK. Steinbach, MB. R5G 1S5. 1932 CHEVY 5 window Coupe, excellent COCKSHUTT 70; 1947 A/C model B, re- restoration project. New tires, engine stored, $2500; 1962 MF model 97, re- turns over, always shedded, $10,000 OBO. 780-632-1941, Vegreville, AB. or email stored, $2500. 780-877-2429, Edberg, AB. firstname.lastname@example.org COCKSHUTT 70 TRACTOR, motor runs real 1966 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Brougham, good, needs a clutch, metal has no rust, 133â€? WB, rebuilt 429 V8, 340 HP, all Cadillooks good, has extra set rear tires $2500. lac options. $2500 OBO. 306-586-1305, 780-307-1530, Rochester, AB. Regina, SK. 1950 JOHN DEERE row crop, restored, 1958 INTERNATIONAL GRAIN TRUCK, new tires. Asking $4500 OBO; 1954 Ford A-160 Series, shedded, restorable, running NAA, restored, good tires, $3500 OBO. condition. 403-533-2143, Rockyford, AB. email@example.com Kelowna, BC. 1969 PLYMOUTH GTX, 95% restored, re2 CYL. JD TRACTORS, restored within built 440 CID with Hooker headers, Edelbpast 7 yrs: 1957 820; 1956 420; 1953 AR; rock intake, overhauled auto trans., new 1948 AR; 1945 BR and 1940 BR. Call vinyl roof, rear quarters and interior, fresh 780-222-6034, Sturgeon County, AB. paint, factory air, looks great. Asking $42,000 OBO. 204-937-7079, Roblin, MB. 1938 JOHN DEERE D project tractor, new hood, fenders, platform metal, tires. All 1926 CHEV 1/2 ton truck, 4 cyl., 4 spd., pieces to put together, $3000 OBO; 1952 running, wooden cab and wheels, $7500; Ferguson TO-30, w/Davis FEL loader, runs 1952 Chev 1300 1/2 ton shortbox, stepa n d w o r k s w e l l , $ 2 0 0 0 O B O . side, 6 cyl., 3 spd. std., running, $3500. 780-632-6372 780-603-5307 Vegreville AB 306-586-1305, Regina, SK. WANTED: OLD DEUTZ tractor, 65, 805, WANTED: FORDâ€™S 1928 to 1934 in any 13006 or other European built. Also want- condition. Contact Mark or Rod toll free: ed stationary engine and antique cars. Call 1-888-807-7878. 403-559-7381, Olds, AB.
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CROWN HILL AUCTION: Paul Bosckay Household and Shop Auction, Saturday August 24th, 10:00 AM, Legion Hall, Leask, SK. House and Lot, 177 Railways Ave; 1999 GMC Jimmy 4x4, 160,000 kms.; Basa WD400 quad; Household, wood and working tools; 12â€™ aluminum boat; Much more! Auctioneer, John Priestly, PL #917023.
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FARM AUCTION SALE: Lawrence and Elsa Jonasson,Thursday August 15th, 10:00 AM From Debden, SK. North on Park Valley Rd., 21 kms (Grid rd.), watch for signs. Please check our websites for more details. Sale Conducted by Schmalz Auctions, Highway #2 South, Prince Albert, SK. Phone 306-763-2172 or 306-922-2300, www.schmalzauctions.com www.globalauctionguide.com
FARM AUCTION FOR Roy Lucas of Leross, SK., Thursday August 8th. Full line of tractors, swather, combines, tillage equipment and much more. For directions and full listing go to: www.globalauctionguide.com and look for Double R Auctioneering or call Robert, 306-795-7387, PL # 309790.
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ESTATE AUCTION FOR Joe Kajati of Punnichy, SK. Saturday August 10th. House and property; 2003 Ford 1/2 ton; Household and large line of yard equipment. For directions and full listing go to: www.globalauctionguide.com and look for Double R Auctioneering or call Robert, 306-795-7387, PL # 309790.
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 9:00 AM, EISNERâ€™S AUCTION CENTRE, Swan River. Manitobaâ€™s Largest 43rd Annual Harvest Equipment Sale. includes 3 NH TX66 combines w/farmer upgrading. 100â€™s of items, 1000â€™s in attendance. Come early. 2 rings selling! Pancake breakfast 8-9. Check www.eisnerauctions.com for daily updates. Lawrence Eisner Auctions, 204-525-2225, Minitonas, MB.
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MH 555D, c/w cab and PS, runs; 555D, not running; MH 446, ceased; MH 101, WANTED: OLD Anvils and pocket watches. Call 306-946-3304, Watrous, SK. ceased. Offers. 306-452-3795, Redvers, SK JD 920 diesel tractor with 3 PTH and PTO, WANTED: WOOD BURNING stove to realso JD 730 2WD diesel and JD R tractor. place Riverside Aer-Duct #628, approxiArt Beck Farm Equip. Auction, Saturday, mately 40â€? high x 16â€? square w/7â€? flue. August 24, 2013, Yellow Grass, Sask. area. 306-788-4502, Marquis, SK. Visit www.mackauctioncompany.com for WANTED: TRACTOR MANUALS, sales brosale bill and photos. 306-421-2928 or chures, tractor catalogs. 306-373-8012, 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL311962 Saskatoon, SK.
1966 EL CAMINO, 396 auto., fast car, fresh build, $20,900. pics at dclventures PBR FARM AND INDUSTRIAL SALE, last Also old Chev truck, take trades. Call Saturday of each month. Ideal for farmers, 306-529-7199, Craven, SK. contractors, suppliers and dealers. Consign now. Next sale August 31, 9:00 AM. PBR, 1975 GMC CABOVER, 350 DD, 13 spd., 105- 71st St. West, Saskatoon, SK., 40,000 rears; 1957 Dodge D700 tandem, www.pbrauctions.com 306-931-7666. 354 Hemi, 5&3 trans., 34,000 rears; 1971 GMC longnose tandem, 318 DD, 4x4 trans. FARM AUCTION FOR Fred Feszczyn of LeSterling 306-539-4642, Regina, SK. ross, SK., Friday August 16th: NH bale wagon, 6600 JD combine and much more. www.sterlingoldcarsandtrucks.com For directions and full listing go to: 1965 GALAXY 500 Ford convertible, good www.globalauctionguide.com or call condition. 306-934-7573, Saskatoon, SK. Robert 309-795-7387, Double R Auctioneering, PL # 309790. 1951 MERCURY PICKUP truck, frame off r e s t o r a t i o n , m a n y n e w p a r t s . LARGE ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Auction, Saturday, August 10, at 10:00 306-795-3349, 306-795-7349, Ituna, SK. AM, 312 Columbus Street, Rockglen, SK. JIMâ€™S CLASSIC CORNER, a selling service Cook stove, RCA Victor gramophone, ice for classic and antique automobiles, box, etc. Sale conducted by Fisterâ€™s Auctrucks, boats. 204-997-4636, Winnipeg MB tion Service 306-642-8091.
UNRESERVED AUCTION SATURDAY, August 17, Randy Ballas, Elk Point, AB. 780-724-4294. Deutz 7120, DX110, 7110 tractors; Gehl 1875TDC and 8460 baler; Two JD 9350 press drills; Bourgault 28â€™ cult. vg; JD 7720; MF 750 and 760 combines; Hesston 6450 swather; JD 450C track loader; JD R, AR, MF 95 FWA tractors; Plus hopper bottoms and full line-up. www.prodaniukauctions.com - View online.
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McSHERRY AUCTION SERVICE LTD, VINTAGE SERVICE STATION /COCA COLA AUCTION, Sunday, August 11 at 10 am. Stonewall, MB., #12 Patterson Dr. OVER 125 Signs; Buffalo Bowser Globe; 3) Red Indian; 2) White Rose; Norwest Oil; B; Texaco; Good Year; JD; Ford; Coca Cola; Pepsi; Wynola; Rexall; MB. Telephone; Flour; Cig; Advertising clocks; Thermometers; Door Bars; Calendars; Gas Bowser pumps; Eco Air meter; Racks and cabinets; Oil cans; Vintage pedal bikes; Toy pedal car; pop coolers; Gum ball machine. Pics and website for growing list, Stuart M c S h e r r y, C a l l : 2 0 4 - 4 6 7 - 1 8 5 8 o r 204-886-7027 www.mcsherryauction.com HUGE UNRESERVED ANTIQUE Auction, Saturday, August 10th, 10:00 AM. Selling JD 50 tractor, pedal tractor and Farm Toy Collection, many other antiques. Coin Auction and preview Friday night. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666, Wainwright, AB. www.scribnernet.com
TA N N E RY A N D TA X I D E R M Y S H O P Closeout Auction, Sat. Aug 31, 2013, Ryley AB., East of Edmonton on Hwy 14. Viewing 9 AM. Auction 10 AM. Large quantity of taxidermy supplies incl. head/body forms and molds, mammal, bird and fish eye set, stands, tables, fleshing equipment, salts and tanning oils, tanned caps, mounted birds, fish, mammals and rugs, tanning tumbler, vats, pressure tanner and tools. Ad is subject to changes. Detailed pictures and info at www.all-riteauctions.com 780-374-3864, Daysland, AB. PL #194638.
MIERAU AUCTIONS: Jacob and Tina Neufeld, North of Aberdeen, SK. to Smutts corner (at corner), Saturday August 10th, 10AM. EQUIPMENT: 1977 Case 970 w/cab and FEL, 4149 hrs.; JD 60 collector tractor, running, near new tires; TRUCKS: 1974 Chev 1.1/2 ton w/steel B&H, 26,000 miles; 1982 Ford F-150 XLT, V8 auto.; LAWN AND GARDEN: Yardman 13HP snowblower, 33” cut; 1300 gal. plastic tank, hose, garden hose, etc.; SHOP TOOLS: Power hacksaw, SR compressor, bench grinder, drills, Impact wrench (elec.), 10” table saw, band saw, mitre saw, various power tools. HOUSEHOLD: Gas stove, furniture, dishes. ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES: Peter Wright anvil, 0-2-25; Tubs (round and square), vanity, china cabinet; Copper boiler, butter churn (3 gal. Red Wing); Plus many other items. Mierau Auction Service, Richard Mierau, PL#914867, Langham, SK. Phone 306-283-4662, www.mierauauctions.com
COMPLETE BUSINESS LIQUIDATION for WHEAT CITY ROOFING LTD at FRASER AUCTION BARN - BRANDON, MB. - SATURDAY AUGUST 17th at 10:00 AM DIRECTIONS: Sale will be held at Fraser Auction Service Ltd. sales yard 1/2 mile north of the junction of highways #1 & #10 on #25 Wheatbelt Road. Brandon, MB. THIS SALE WILL FEATURE: Trucks, Trailers, Rooﬁng Equipment, Rooﬁng Supplies, Tools, Rooﬁng Sheet Metal, Ofﬁce Equipment and much more. This will be a huge sale. Complete asset dispersal of both the Brandon, MB. and Winnipeg, MB. locations. Everything from Winnipeg will be hauled to Brandon and everything will be sold in our HUGE sale.
SEMI TRUCK*2000 Volvo Hwy Tractor, 500 HP, 12.7l Detroit Eng Series 60, 13 Spd Trans, S/N 4V4ND1RJ8YN239942, 151,832 kms showingVEHICLE*2007 Chevrolet Silverado 4 x 4 1500 Ext Cab, 8 Cyl, Orange,4.8l, V8 Gas Eng, Auto Trans, Ait Cruise, Tilt, box Liner, Receiver Hitch, S/N 1GCEK19C17Z536870, 180,203 kms showing*2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT, Reg Cab, Light PU, 6 Cyl, White, 4.3l, V6 eng, Auto Trans, Air, Tilt, Ladder Rack, Box Liner, Receiver Hitch, S/N 3GCEC14X87G229039, 115,045 Kms Showing*2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT, Reg Cab, Light PU, 6 Cyl, Orange, 4.3l, V6 Gas Eng, Auto Trans, Air, Tilt, Box Liner, Ladder Rack, Receiver Hitch, S/N 3GCEC14X77G228819, 122,719 Kms Showing*2006 GMC C7500, 4 door, 6 Cyl Duramax DSL, Auto Trans, 16’ Cancade B&H w/ Roll Back Load Cover, 2 Section Swinging End Gate, 22.5” Rubber, S/N 1GDL7E1346F429240, 180,346 kms showingTRAILERS*2010 Other Precision Utility Trailer, S/N 2P9BF6298AP078749*2007 Other Knudson Utility Trailer with Portable Roll Forming Machine KR-24 , S/N 1K9BU20267B282001*1994 Great Dane SemiTrailer, White, S/N 1GRAA062XRB064001INDUSTRIAL*CAT 910 Wheel Loader, S/N 80U1642, 5095 Hrs Showing*HD Extendable Boom for pallet ForksROOFING EQUIPMENT*Genesis Kettles from Garlock, Model 412, Temp Range 0-500*Gravely Professional 8 Power chisel w/ Kohler Eng, 979 hrs showing, s/n 40061*Garlock Roof Warrior Power Chisel w/ Honda GXV 340 eng, S/N 80228, N/A hrs showing*Hydraulic Power Back w/ Hyd Swing Hoist, Jonda Eng, s/n PP0320030036*Power Planer, Honda 8.5 Eng*Single Cutter, Honda EngLift CartROOFING SUPPLIES*(2) Pallets – Tar & Adhesive*(2) Pallets – Granules*(19) Pallets – Rooﬁng Vents*(2) Pallets – Brackets*(2) Pallets – Rolls Rooﬁng Material & Polly*(24) Rolls Rooﬁng Material (Various Lengths)*(4) Rolls UnderlayINSULATION*(4) bundles of Bat Insulation R20 – 15”*(32) Bundles – Roxul 5” x32” x48”*(2) Bundles 2” x 24” x 48”*Assortment – foam Insulation 4 x 4 sheets, 1” – 4” Thickness*(2+) Bundles Foam 4’ x 8’ x 2.5”*Assortment Styrofoam InsulationSHOP EQUIPMENT*Roto Die Hydraulic Bender< Model 10, s/n 98266, Mac Capacity ¾” Opening 20guage x 10’, Mac Capacity 7/8” Opening 16 guage x 10’, Max Capacity ½” Hemming die Opening 20guage x 10’, 7.5HP Lincoln Electric Motor, 3PH, 230 Volts*Western 2 Post Shop Hoist, Capacity 15000 lbs*Brown Boggs Manual Bender, 10’*Manual Bender 36” Opening*4’ x 10’ HD Steel Table*(2) 4 ‘ x 10’ HD Steel Table w/ Wheels*3’ x 9’ HD Steel Table w/WheelsSHOP TOOLS*(21) Job Site BoxesSAFETY EQUIPMENT*(30) Fire Ext. Safety Cases*Pallet – Assorted Pylons*Assorted Fire Ext.*Road side Hazard Flare Kits*Pallet – Safety Netting & Safety FenceOTHER EQUIPMENT*X Stream 6500 Watt Generator*Craftsman 29” Snow Blower w/ 10HP Decumsen Eng*(4) Weather Guard Tool Boxes 18” x 90”METAL MATERIAL & SHEETS*(9) Rolls – Sheet Metal 15 5/8”W*(9) Rolls – Sheet Metal 7 ¾”W*(1) Roll – sheet Metal 3 5/8”W*(1) Roll – Sheet Metal 24”W*(3) Pallets - FlashingMISC*Pair – HD Ramps*Large Quantity of Hand Tools, Rakes, Shovels, Brooms Etc.*Large Assortment of Poly Tarps*(2) Shindawa Weed Trimmers*(2) Shelving – HD 7 shelves – 8’11”H x 50”W x 26”D
PRE-HARVEST CONSIGNMENT SALE at FRASER AUCTION BARN - BRANDON, MB. - SATURDAY AUGUST 17th at 9:00 am
FARM EQUIP. AUCTION for Jeff Simpso, 306-749-3229 or 306-749-7572. Consignors: Stan and Lorraine Phillips, Birch Hills, SK. Location: 11 kms East of Birch Hills on Hwy #3 to Brancepeth Corner and 11 kms North, 1.6 kms East and 1.6 kms North. Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Automobiles: 1998 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4, 236,000 kms, 8’ box. 2003 Buick Lesabre Ltd, 190,000 kms, loaded; 2001 Chev Venture minivan, 290,000 kms; 1977 Ford F150 Supercab, 460 V8, auto, 8’ box, 2 WD. Recreation: 1985 Deltacraft 150 XLT fiberglass 15’ w/70 HP Johnson 2 stroke/3 cyl. outboard; 1998 Suzuki 300 King Quad, 6500 kms, w/winch; 1997 Honda XR100R Dirtbike; 2000 Arctic Cat Z120 snowmobile. 1992 Arctic Cat Jag 440 Longtrack w/reverse, oil injected, fan cooled, 6600 kms; 2 large toboggans; 12’ aluminum boat; 9.9 HP Johnson outboard; 12 volt trolling, new. Farm/Acreage Equipment: 1947 JD model M, parts, needs block, tires vg; JD 24T baler, shedded; 15 bale stooker; Malco 24’ bale elevator; small fert. spreader; 5’ 3 point cultivator; JD 100, 20’ DT; Cockshutt 247 16’ DT; Hammermill w/5 HP electric; 10 HP electric. Misc. livestock equipment. Custom welding deck and cabinets on 4 wheel trailer w/air compressor; JD 166 24’ drill; 2- NH 352 tanks. Bins: 2- Westeel Rosco 3300 bu., 19’. Shop Tools: Sanborn HD air compressor, 5 HP 220 v.; Sears air compressor; 50 ton homebuilt hyd. press; Industrial metal bandsaw 6”x12”; Craftsman 10” tablesaw and radial arm; HD drill press; 2 bench drill presses; floor stand grinder; 2 oxy/acet sets; Homelite 4800 generator w/Honda 8 HP motor; Hevac WC-100C automatic wood heater; Labtronics 919 moisture tester; large assortment misc hand tools. Lawn and Garden: 2009 JD Z225 zero turn mower, 100 hrs, 18.5 HP B&S, 42”; 1986 JD 318 lawn tractor, 18 HP tiller, 52” mower; JD 726 snowblower w/new 8.5 HP motor, E.S.; Husqvarna 322L weed eater; Husqvarna 132 HBV leafblower; Homebuilt Buzzsaw, 26’ blade, 16 HP B&S on trailer; tow behind grass sweeper, new. Misc. and household. Antiques and Collectables: Side board w/hutch; Spencer coal stove; CocaCola enamel sign; Ice saw and tongs. Consignors: Stan and Lorraine Phillips. Tractors and FEL and 3 PTH: IHC B414 diesel w/3 PTH; Volvo 650, cab, 1971, diesel, 18.4x34, vg, w/707 Leon FEL; JD BR, 1942; Turf Trac 16 HP lawn tractor/mower; 3 PTH fertilizer spreader; Buhler 7’, 3 PTH blade; yard rake for 3 PTH; yard machine 5 HP rototiller; Swisher lawn vacuum w/8.75 HP; Craftsman 11.5 HP snowblower, 30”, vg; lawn sweep, 42”. Shop and Carpentry Tools: Beaver 16” band saw; Trift weld 180 welder; Superior 14” chop saw; Craftsman 1-1/2 HP 14” band saw; Skil mitre saw; Trade Master scroll saw; Mastercraft oscillating sander; Bisquit joiner; Craftsman router; belt sander; Rockwell elec. plane; wood lathe 48”; Craftsman belt/disc sander; Roto zip; Dremel. Antique, Collectable and Household: antique chest of drawers; rocking chair; wood trunk; ice saw; ice box; 2 pair muklucks; 28 gal. cream cans; crocks, several; box of antique tools; 2 brass bells; sad iron; China cabinet; 3 wicker tables; Gibson 18 cu. ft. deep freeze. Conducted by: Balicki Auctions, Prince Albert, SK., 306-922-6171 or 306-961-7553, www.balickiauctions.com PL #915694.
DIRECTIONS: Sale will be held at Fraser Auction Service Ltd. sales yard 1/2 mile north of the junction of highways #1 & #10 on #25 Wheatbelt Road. Brandon, MB. THIS SALE WILL FEATURE: *Farm Equipment *Industrial Equipment *Trucks & Trailers *Livestock Handling Equipment *Vehicles *Lawn & Leisure *Shop Equipment & Tools *3pt hitch & Acreage Equipment *Government Surplus *Plus misc. Pallet Lots & more
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TRACTORS*Versatile 500 Tractor, 1979, Complete Rebuilt @4691 hrs, New Clutch @5270 hrs, New Hyd Pump @5286 hrs, New Front Tires 23.1 Single, 3 Remotes, PTP, Hours showing on unit 5471 (Receipts included)*1953 International McCormick W6, Loader & forks Blade, Good running order*4010 JD Tractor W/ Loader*3910 Ford Harvester Tractor, S/N BB46004HARVEST EQUIPMENT*2002 TR99 Combine, s/n 566298*1999 CAT Lexion 480, Cat Cert, Wide Body machine Mud-Hog RWA, 14’ Precision Header PU, 2200 Sep Hrs, shedded*1985 HD 8820 Combine, 2 Spd Cylinder, Chopper, Air Foil Sieve, Long auger, Sunny Brook Concave & Rub Bars, Grain Loss Monitor, always shedded*JD 6620 Combine*Case IH 2188 Combine*1990 8100 Hesston SP Swather, 25’ U2 Pick up Reel, Canola Auger - Front, Mounted Swath Roller on Back*1986 6455 Hesston SP Swather, 6 Cyl Chrysler Mtr - Gas, Cab, Air, 20’ Grain Header w/ Universal PU, 16’ Hay Header w/ conditioner, always shedded, One Owner, Very good Condition, 3100 hrs showing*(2) Kear Shears (Canola)SEED & TILLAGE EQUIPMENT*54’ Morris Harrows*53’ Morris Concept 200 Field Cultivator*21’ Disc (New Discs)HAYING EQUIPMENT*2001 Buhler/Inland Round Baler, Model 6072*486 New Idea Round Baler*Hay Moisture Tester – 9V*Bale ElevatorGRAIN HANDLING EQUIPMENT*13 x 91 Flex Wheatheart Auger S/N 4636*8 x 49 HD Sakundiak PTO Auger, s/n 1977645’ Sakundiak Grain Auger*7 x 37 HD Sakundiak Auger w/16 HP Kohler Motor w/ Wheatheart bin Sweep, s/n 25847OTHER EQUIPMENT*TD 65 Progressive 15.5’ Tri Deck Rotory Finishing Mower, S/N 9365203*S/A Converter Dolly*NH3 Wagon - NO TANK3PT EQUIPMENT*6’ Kodiak PT Mower, S/N 123158*6’ Blade Town & Sunny, S/N 12886*(2) 6’ Howse Mowers*(2) 5’ Howse Mowers*Post Hole AugerATTACHMENTS*NEW Lowe Hyd Auger 1650ch w/ 9in & 12in & 18in w/ skid steer quick attach, designed for 14-25 GPM/2,000-3,300 PSI and uses augers up to 36” in diameter, solid unit structure, heat-treated alloy shaft, HD reduction drive, 9”, 12” & 18” hex bit, Universal Quick attach plate*NEW Lowe Hyd Auger 750ch w/ 9in & 12in w/ skid steer quick attach, designed for 7-20 GPM/2,000-3,300 PSI and uses augers up to 18” in diameter, solid unit structure, heat-treated alloy shaft, HD reduction drive, 9” & 12” hex bit, Universal Quick attach plate*NEW Lowe Hyd Auger 750ch w/ 9in, 12in & 15” w/ skid steer quick attach, designed for 7-20 GPM/2,000-3,300 PSI and uses augers up to 18” in diameter, solid unit structure, heat-treated alloy shaft, HD reduction drive, 9”, 12” & 15” hex bit, Universal Quick attach plate*NEW Stout Brush Grapple XHD84 w/ skid steer quick attach, High strength ½” steel, Universal Quick attach plate, 84” x 38” x 30”, 6 7/8 Tine Spacing, Grapple opening 32”, 3034 PSI hydraulic lines, NPT ½” hydraulic ﬂat-faced couplers, cylinder guards*NEW Stout Skid Steer Rock/Brush Grapple Bucket 72”, High Strength 3/8” Steel, Universal Quick Attach Plate, 72” x 41” x 30”, 3” Tine Spacing, Grapple Opening 39”, 3045 PSI Hydraulic Line, NPT ½” Hydraulic ﬂat-faced couplers, cylinder guards*NEW Stout Material Bucket 84 w/ double cut-edge w/ skid steer quick attach, high strength 3/16” steel, Universal quick attach plate, 84” x 38” x 30”, dbl cut edgeSEMI TRUCKS & TRUCKS*1998 Mack Truck tractor, 6 Cyl, White w/Green, 427 HP Mack Eng, 13 Spd Trans, S/N 1M1AA18Y7WW084745, 315,037 kms showing*1996 Freightliner FL112, 330HP Cummins, 10 Spd, 3500 Gal Tank, 3” Pump, 560,000 kms showing, SAFETIED*15’ Gravel Box, Chassie w/ 25’ LongVEHICLE*1940 Chev Deluxe Suicide Doors, Partial Restoration, Newer 6 Cyl Eng, Frame, Rim - Blasted & Powder Coated, Bumper-replated, transmission Susp Rebuilt, New white wall Tires, Inside Parts included.*2004 Dodge Grand Caravan, 6 Cyl, Red, VIN:1D4GP24R34B544276, 198, 266 Kms Showing*2004 Ford F350 Truck*2002 Chevrolet Silverado 4 x 4, 1500 HD, White, Leather Heated Seats*1998 Chevy S10 LX, Rebuilt Transmission from Lyon (warrenty included) S/N 1GCDT19X7WK188169, 234865 kms showing, SAFETIED, Good Working OrderTRAILERS*10’ 2012 NEW ATV Mission Trailer, 2200 lbs, s/n 5WFBA1204CW017693*8.5’ 2012 NEW ATV Mission Trailer, 2200 lbs, s/n 5WFBA1025CW017691*HD Machinery Trailer w/ Converter, 30’ Working Deck w/ 5’ Beaver Tails, Ramps for over the Wheels, NO TOD - FARM USE ONLYINDUSTRIAL*1952 D4 CAT Bull Dozer, Rebuilt*6 Yard Eversmen Scraper, New Cutting Edge*Case 585E Fork Lift S/N JJG0213557TREEES, ROSES, EVERGREENS, SHRUBs and PATIO BLOCKS*Assortment of Fruit Trees, Shade Trees, Roses, Evergreens & Shrubs*(48) Pallets of Patio BlocksLAWN & GARDEN, & LEISURE*JD 68 Lawn Mower, s/n A684D032715M, N/A hrs showing, NOT RUNNING*Toro Lawn Tractor*MF Mower Deck*Turf Power Push Lawn MowerLIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT*(186) Light Duty Panel 9’ 6”*(2) Light Duty Panel w/ Gate 9’ 6”*(90 Pcs) 4’ General Purpose Gate*(50 Pcs) 6’ General Purpose GateSHOP EQUIPMENT*Measuring System Frame*Prairie Air Compressor, Model CK631222-60H5, s/n 225290853*Dayco, Model A PE30-Dayco Hydraulic Hose Press, s/n 3101X02322*Aeroquip, Model A Hydraulic Hose Press, s/n 87-573*Impact Gun*Bearing Driver Set*1/2” Torque WrenchTIRES & AXLES*(27) NEW Tires (Radial etc) P235/75R15, P195/75R14, P185/70R13,*(2) Tires - 1 Tire 10:00 x 20 w/ Rim & 1 tire 825 x 20 w/Rim*NH Baler Rim*18” Tire w/ Tube*(2) Truck WheelsBUILDING MATERIAL*Pallet - Cupboard Doors, Door, etc*Pallet – Insulation*(2) Pallets - Rooﬁng PaperPUMPS & MOTORS*B & S Water Pump, 9HP*B & S Water Pump, 3HP*Irrigation Pump & Motor, Pipes, wheelsEQUIPMENT – MISC PARTS*Cylinder Bars for a 750 Massey Combine*Cylinder Bars for a 540 Massey Combine*Cylinder Bars for a 6600 JD Combine*Feeder Chain for 410 Massey Combine*Chaffer Sieve for a 7720 JD Combine*Box - Swather Cab AshtraysMISCELLANIOUS ITEMS*(2) Fuel Tanks & Stands*(6) Slip Tanks*(8) Used Outside Doors*(1) Large Freezer Door
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21st ANNUAL PRE-HARVEST Auction, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, 9 AM at Nelson’s Auction Center, Meacham, SK. Farm Equip: Combines: 1990 NH TR96 w/chopper, 1982 MF 750, 1980 MF 760, 24’ MF straight cut header. Swathers: 1982 Versatile 4400 SP, Case/IH PT. Augers: Westfield TR-1051 swing auger, Westfield 7”x41’, Sakundiak HD-745, Sakundiak HD-737, swather transport. Other: Kirby chaff/straw spreader, Koenders swath roller; Farm King Hopper Wagon, Cattle Squeeze; Farm Truck: 1983 International 1724 - 3T w/steel B&H. Vehicles: 2007 Pontiac Montana EXT; 2001 Pontiac Montana EXT; 2001 VW Jetta; 2000 Chev Suburban LT; 1999 Dodge Ram SLT. Recreation: 1990 Kawasaki quad; 1981 230 Sazuki quad. Buildings: storage buildings, pagoda party tents, 4-sided party tent, Marquee event tent; Steel storage containers, HD steel work bench, tools and misc. Shop and yard equip; Nursery surplus, rough lumber, patio blocks, household, farmer’s market table and much, much more. Consign early or book your own 2013 or 2014 auction. Call 306-944-4320 or visit: www.nelsonsauction.com PL #911669. Nelson’s Auction Centre, Meacham, SK
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FARM AUCTION, Terry and Elaine King, Smeaton, SK. Ph. 306-426-2142. Location: 1.6 kms West of Smeaton corner on Hwy #55 and .2 kms South. Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Tractor: Versatile 835, 1978, 9000 hrs, quad hyds, 18.4x38 duals, new batteries and hyd. pump, purchased new. Trucks: 1989 Ford F600, 429 4V engine, 5&2 trans, 35,033 kms, WI 16’ B&H w/roll tarp, 11R22.5 radial duals; 1966 Ford 800, 391 V8, 5&2 trans, shows 111,619 miles, 15’ B&H, 1000x20 duals, vg. rubber. Combine: NH TR96, 1992, cab, air, chopper, Rake-Up PU, chopper, 1495 threshing hrs, hopper cover, shedded, S/N 533302; NH TR96 Redekop chopper. Swathers: MF 885 SP, Perkins diesel, cab, air, shows 1574 hrs, 25’ w/UII PU reel, knife, guards and canvases recently replaced, 18.4x16.1, all new rubber, S/N C000435; MF #35, 25’ PTO. Swather Transport: Flexi-Coil 2 wheel. Swath Roller: 8’ metal. Cultivators: Bourgault 36-40, 40’ Commander; CCIL 807 cult. 27-1/2’ deep tillage; JD 1000 24’. Disc: White 272 33’ double offset tandem w/cushion gangs, S/N 32188. Augers: Sakundiak 2- HD 7x41 w/16 HP Kohler and PTO; Sakundiak HD 8 - 1600, PTO; Sakundiak HD 37, 7x37 w/B&S 16 HP motor; Kendon 8x41, PTO. Bins: 3- Westeel Rosco 2000 bu. on good wood; Westeel Rosco 3300 bu; 2- plywood hopper 900 bu; 2Plywood double walled 1400 bu, hoppered, fertilizer bins w/lid openers and metal roofs; Westeel 2600 bu on Townside hopper w/double skid; Chief Westland 2200 bu on wood; Butler 1600 bu on wood; plywood 12x16 on wood floor; 12x24 dual compartment w/metal roof. Crawler Tractor: AC HD6 w/dozer (inoperative, s/n 17441. Front End Loader: Schultz FEL for 4010 JD and 8’ dozer. Brush Cutter: Brush cutter for D7 Cat, 14’ cut. Truck Boxes: 1967-1972 Ford and 1969-1972 Chev truck box. Dryer: Tox-OWik 360 w/ small seed screens, S/N 3384. Collectors Tractors and Trucks: McCormick Farmall Super SMD, diesel, seized, good rubber, S/N F29063J; 2- Farmall M gas parts; 1986 Ford F150, ext. cab; 1982 Dodge Power Ram 150, 4x4 (parts). Sprayer: Versatile 580, 500 gal., 60’, poly tank. Packerbar: Flexi-Coil 40’ P30 packers. Plow: Case 5x16 on rubber. Discer: JD 12’. Shop: Specialty OTC tools for JD 3010 and 4010, bushing drivers and tools; 36” Rigid p i p e w r e n c h ; q u a n t i t y c o m b i n at i o n wrenches; quantity of tools. Antiques and Collectables: Huron wood stove; kitchen cupboard; 8 and 2- 5 gal. cream cans; Westeel 5 gal. gas can. Service Manuals: PT/PTA Steiger series tractors; D7 Cat S/N 7M1 to 7M4324 catalogue and 17A1 to 17A11878; JD 20 series; McQuay/Norris vehicle; Versatile 256, 276, 276II; JD Skidder 640D and 648D, D8 CAT, S/N 35A, 36A and 46A; JD 740 and 640 Skidder parts; D8 Cat 14A1 and up and 15A1 Service; Delta disc trencher; Volvo 1240 Service; LM 845/846 parts; IT manuals AC/Case/JD; Chev 70, 80 and 90 series trucks. MISC: 32’ parachute; coil of metal banding; 1200 gal. poly water tank; several new bearings; JD 600 snowmobile, 1100 miles (not running). Consignor: Harvey Weir. 2- JD Model M’s, one w/ FEL; JD rototiller #550, 50”; JD 2 bottom plow. Conducted by: Balicki Auctions, Prince Albert, SK. 306-922-6171 or 306-961-7553, website www.balickiauctions.com PL 915694.
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401 Witney Ave. - N. Saskatoon, SK. www.klassa.ca Manager: Tracey Verishine Auctioneer: Anne Klassen | Auctioneer: Bob Balion Telephone: 306.244.5527 Text: 306.280.1329 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org License #329922
GUERNSEY AUCTION Guernsey School Yards St. Sampson Street Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10AM FEATURING: • 1986 2294 Case 2WD Tractor • Swath Roller Plastic Drum • 1991 John Deere 30’ Pull Swather • 1991 416 Cat Backhoe • ESAB Meg Welder • 1981 510 John Deere Round Baler • 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue • Westfield Auger 8”x60” • Versatile Auger 8”x45’ • Farm King Auger 8”x46’ • Allis Chalmers Tractor • 1982 Versatile 4400 Self Propelled Swather • 1989 Ford Econoline E350 22 Passenger Bus • 1982 Versatile Swather 4400 series • 1983 Ford F150 ½ ton Truck Propane Fueled • 2002 Windstar Sport Mini Van • 2000 Trailtech Tilt Deck 5th Wheel Trailer • John Deere L100 Series Riding Mower • 1969 Fruehauf 45 ft Flat Deck Trailer • 14 Ft Barracuda Boat • Shop Tools • Air Tools • Farm King Auger 10” x 50 • 1855 Cockshutt Tractor with Leon Loader • 2009 New Holland 8060 Swather • 1987 Massey Ferguson 8590 Combine Plus Many More Items Consigned Check out the latest pictures at: www.klassa.ca
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MACK AUCTION CO. presents a Farm Equipment Auction for Alvin and Marilyn Miller 306-457-2978. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 10 AM. Directions from Stoughton, SK. 6 miles South on Hwy. 47, 3 miles East and 1/2 mile South. Watch for signs! Also a farm dispersal consignment from Tom and Lori Flath 306-457-7598. Live internet bidding at www.Bidspotter.com. Miller Equipment consists of Case/IH 9130 4 WD tractor, Versatile 256 bi-directional tractor with FEL and grapple fork, Ford 8N tractor with 3 PTH and PTO, IH McCormick Farmall A tractor, Minneapolis Moline 705 tractor not running, IH 1480 SP combine with reverser and long auger, Versatile 2800 bi-directional 28â€™ swather header, 36â€™ MacDon 960 straight cut draper header with IH adapter, Koenders poly swath roller, 41â€™ Case/IH 5600 air seeder and Bourgault 2115 air cart plus granular kit, 60â€™ Flexi-Coil System 92 harrow packers, 70â€™ Flexi-Coil tine harrows, 19â€™ IH deep tillage cultivator, shop built 75â€™ SP sprayer converted from CCIL 5542 combine, 8â€™ Farm King 3 PTH snowblower, Rite-Way 2 batt rockpicker, shop built rock digger, square water tank and trailer, saw Mandrel, hyd. log splitter, 1000 gal. fuel tank w/electric pump, slip tanks, fuel tank and stands, 100 gal. water tank, Ritchie water bowl, 12x12 storage shed, quantity of fence posts, Farm King 10-50 swing auger, Sakundiak 7-33 auger with Honda engine, Midwest 552 grain vac, Behlin 5643 HL propane grain dryer, 1000 gal. propane tank, bin crane, 5 HP aeration fans and tubes, 1974 Ford F-500 grain truck with 28,054 miles, 1976 Chev 3/4 ton truck with flat deck, 24â€™ shop built tandem axle gooseneck flat deck trailer, Sanborn upright air compressor, Beach tool cabinet plus many shop tools and equipment! The following equipment is Tom and Lori Flathâ€™s 306-457-7598. MF 4840 4WD tractor needs hyd. pump, JD 4440 2WD tractor with Outback GPS, NH TR98 SP combine w/1571 rotor hours and recent work orders, 36â€™ MacDon 960 draper header with NH adapter, 30â€™ MacDon 960 draper header, 30â€™ Case/IH 8230 PT swather, 41â€™ Harmon 4480 air drill with Harmon 1830 air cart, 31â€™ Case/IH 5600 cultivator, 41â€™ Morris Magnum CP 731 cultivator, 32â€™ of IH 310 discers, Harmon PT field sprayer, Degelman 3 batt PTO rockpicker, 1964 Mercury flat deck truck with water tank and pump, 4 Westeel Rosco 3300 bushel grain bins on wood floors. Visit www.mackauctioncompany.com for sale bill and photos. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928 or 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962.
MACK AUCTION CO. presents a premium Farm Equipment Auction for Art Beck, 306-465-2763, and guest consignment from the Estate of Ron Wilke, Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Directions from Yellow Grass, Sask. 3 miles South East on Hwy. 39. Watch for signs! Live internet bidding at www.bidspotter.com JD 8330 FWA tractor w/1220 hrs and Green Star ready, JD 7810 2WD tractor with JD 725 FEL and Outback GPS, antique JD R tractor, JD 9760 STS SP combine with 579 sep. hours and Green Star ready, JD 936D 36â€™ draper header, Westward 9300 SP swather 30â€™ with 960 MacDon header, Bergen 6000 ST swather transport, Parker 675 grain cart, Farm King 10â€™ steel roller, JD Green Star GPS, JD Star Fire GPS, 35â€™ Bourgault 8810 air seeder with JD 787 air tank, 35â€™ Bourgault quick attach tine harrows, Bourgault new cultivator shanks, 70â€™ Highline stubble buster heavy harrows, 70â€™ Flexi-Coil 95 packer bar, Doepker 70â€™ diamond harrow bar, Doepker 42â€™ rodweeder, 2009 Brandt 5000 EX grain vac, Spray Air 4261 swing auger, Super Deluxe 990 grain vac for parts, auger w/18 HP Kohler eng. and Beck seed treater, Bruns 4 wheeled grain wagon, PTO aeration fan, 14â€™ drill fill, 1977 Ford F-600 grain truck, 1971 Fargo 500 grain truck, Rowse earth scraper, JD 707 gyromower, JD air seeder granular kit, 12â€™ dozer blade, 30â€™ metered feed granular spreader, Chem Handler I, 3 PTH 2 Bottom Plow, 1000 gallon fuel tank and stand, Ford flathead engine, Perfect trip hammer. The Estate of Ron Wilke items: 2012 MF Hesston WR9735 SP swather and 36â€™ Agco 5200 draper header with only 11 hours, 2008 Chev Avalanche LT 1500 4WD truck with 88,000 kms, 1976 Chev C-65 3 ton grain truck, 1970 Mercury 3 ton grain truck not running, Case 1470 4WD tractor with Leon 12â€™ Dozer, JD 920 diesel tractor with 3 PTH and PTO, JD 730 2WD diesel tractor, Westeel Magnum L 65 ton fert. hopper bottom bin, 2 metal Industries 1500 bu. hopper bottom bins, JD 1610 41â€™ cult., White tandem disc, Schulte 20â€™ 3020 rotary mower, Farm King 3 PTH 8â€™ cult., Kirchner ditcher, Buhler Farm King 3 PTH finishing mower, MF Super 92 SP combine, MH SP combine, Simplicity Javelin Zero turn mower, 20â€™ sea container, Brandt 8-51 swing auger, Brandt 8-35 grain auger with 20 HP Onan eng., Brandt 8-35 grain auger with mover and Kohler engine, Sakundiak HD7-1400 auger, Sakundiak HD7-1400 with 18 HP Onan eng., shopbuilt header trailer, shopbuilt swather mover, GMC 1/2 truck box, 6 new 10.00x22.5 tires, quantity of 6x6 treated posts, quantity 2x6 lumber, Chem Handler I, Toro Push mower, Honda portable air compressor, complete line of shop tools, plus much much more!! Visit www.mackauctioncompany.com for sale bill and photos. Join us on Facebook and Twitter. 306-421-2928, 306-487-7815 Mack Auction Co. PL 311962.
MERLIN AND IDA PERRY, Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11:00 AM, 20 miles South on #640 GRID, 1 mile East or 13 miles North Punnichy on #640 Grid, 1 mile East, Wynyard, SK. Call 306-835-2677. Online bidding at 1:00 PM. Tractors: IHC 1586, cab, air, diesel, factory duals, 8100 hrs, front weights, nice; 1976 Case 970, cab, air, excellent tires, std, 18.4x38 tires, 5700 hrs, w/wo 8â€™ blade, real nice; 1957 Case 400, diesel, 18.4x30 tires, FEL, like new rubber, (exc. tin). Combines: 1979 NH 1400, diesel, cab, air, chopper, Victory PU, with 19â€™ straight cut header, large tires, heater, radio; NH 1400, diesel, cab, air, chopper, PU and 17â€™ straight cut header, large tires, heater, radio; NH 1400, cab, diesel, PU. Grain Truck: 1974 Dodge 600, 318, 4x2, steel B&H, wood floor, Sherlock tarp, 28,000 miles, real nice. Augers: Heenan 8x65 PTO swing-away auger, new flighting in swing-away, real nice; Westfield 7x41, 16 HP ES; Westfield 7x46 electric motor. Vehicles: 1997 Chev Silverado Z71 4x4, 350 V8, full loaded, Command Start, 3rd door, excellent rubber, 287,000 kms, real nice; 1995 SLE Chev 2WD, 6.5 diesel, toolbox, 348,000 kms, excellent; 1995 Buick Park Avenue, 4 door, fully loaded, 226,000 kms, new struts, new tires, new windshield, real nice. Bins: Twister 1100 bu. seed bin, hopper, skids, bin indicator; Westfield 1650 bu. hopper bin, skids, bin indicator; Westfield 1650 bu. hopper, skids, aeration fan, bin indicator; Westfield 2600 bu. with rocket, aeration fan, hopper and skids. Recreation: JD X320, 23 HP riding lawnmower, hydro, 48â€? deck, Kawasaki eng., 190 hrs, excellent; 2 wheel tilt ATV trailer. Plus drills, tillage, shop, misc. equipment. Note: Merlin sold the farm. Machinery used on small acreage and is above average condition. Really nice for the year, not many small items. Visit www.ukrainetzauction.com for updated listing and pictures. PL #915851.
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EUGENE HUSAREWICH AUCTION on Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10:00 AM, 1-1/2 miles East, 1 mile North, 1 mile East, 3/4 mile North of Invermay, SK. Contact 306-593-4430. Online bidding 1:00 PM. Tractors: Case 1175, cab, standard, dual hyd., 23.1x34 tires, nice; IHC 806 diesel, cab, fan, 23.1x30 tires, 8500 hrs, had motor job, S/N 7818, nice; Super W6 TA, like new Leons 606 FEL; MMU. Combine: IHC 715, cab, PU, chopper, gas, shedded; IH 815, parts; JD 96 PTO combine. Truck: 1967 GMC 5500, V8, 4x2, 15â€™ wood B&H, real nice; IHC 1010 half ton, parts; 1953 Chev 1 ton, B&H. Stonepicker: Degelman stonepicker, real nice. Harrows: Flexi-Coil System 82, 50â€™, 5-bar harrows, excellent; Allied 13 section diamond hangup bar. Antique: Trip Hammer (AB Jardine & Company, Hespeler Ont). Plus tillage, augers, swathers, yard, misc. equipment, shop lathe and shop items. Eugene sold the farm. Major equipment is shedded, nice shape, and well looked after. For updated listing and pics K-B TRUCK PARTS. Older, heavy truck salvage parts for all makes and models. visit www.ukrainetzauction.com Call 306-259-4843, Young, SK. C H E C K OUT OUR parts specials at: www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. WRECKING LATE MODEL TRUCKS: 1/2 tons, 3/4 tons, 1 tons, 4x4â€™s, vans, SUVâ€™s. Also large selection of Cummins diesel motors, Chevs and Fords as well. Phone Edmonton- 1-800-294-4784, or CalgaryBUTCH E R S H OP ONL INE AUCTION 1-800-294-0687. We ship anywhere. We have everything, almost. VIE W ING AUG 10 SOUTHSIDE AUTO WRECKERS located 10a m â€“ 5p m Weyburn, SK., 306-842-2641. Used car parts, light truck to semi-truck parts. We B id s Clos e Aug. 12th buy scrap iron and non-ferrous metals. L OCATION : 320 Grea t Pla ins Roa d in TRUCK PARTS AND ENGINES: 1/2 ton Em era ld Pa rk S a s ka tc hew a n. to 3 ton; Gas engines: 304, 345 IH, 370 S h o uld yo u w is h to d is cus s a n y Ford; Diesel engines: 5.9 Cummins, 6.5 GM, 3116 Cat, 6.6 Ford (inline 6), DT 360 a n d a ll, ple a s e ca ll Alle n a t IH; 4 and 5 spd. trans., single and 2 spd. 306-5 41-7 838 d urin g b us in e s s h o urs . axles and many other parts. Phoenix Auto, Y o u a re b id d in g o n eq u ip m en t tha t is Lucky Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. cu rren tly b ein g u s ed , a n d is in w o rkin g WRECKING 1989 FORD L9000, good front co n d itio n , b id w ith co n fid en ce. end and cab; 1983 3 ton IHC, V8 diesel, 5 G e t you r b id s in TO D AY!! spd., single axle; Volvo trucks: Misc. axles and trans. parts; Also tandem trailer susw w w.M c D ou g a llAu c tion .c om pension axles. 306-539-4642, Regina, SK.
SCHOOL BUSES: 1986 to 2001, 18 to 66 pass., $1600 and up. Phoenix Auto, Lucky Lake, SK., 1-877-585-2300. DL #320074.
1964 CHEVROLET BEL AIR, 4 door, $1200 OBO; 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne, 4 door, partially restored, $1000 OBO. Call 306-548-4214, Stenen, SK. 1990 LINCOLN TOWNECAR Signatuare Series, fully loaded, grey, like new cond. 306-795-3349, 306-795-7349, Ituna, SK. 2003 BUICK PARK Avenue Ultra, loaded, 148,000 kms, new brakes, new tires, good cond., $4200. 403-948-7674, Airdrie, AB. 2008 BUICK ALLURE CXL, loaded, 228,000 kms, excellent condition, $4500. 306-257-3693, Elstow, SK. 2009 JEEP PATRIOT, 4 dr. SUV, 4 WD, copper brown, 160,000 kms, $8800; 2009 Dodge PT Cruiser, blue, 114,000 kms, $8800. Larry at 306-563-8765, Canora, SK.
2010 LODE-KING PRESTIGE grain trailers Super B, new AB safety, auto greaser installed since new. Super clean units. Call Dave 780-216-1155, Falun, AB. NEW WILSON SUPER Bas, tridem and tandem; 2011 Doepker Super B, alum rims; 2009 Castleton 40â€™ tandem, air ride; 2008 Lode-King alum. open end Super B, alum. rims, air ride, also 2009 w/lift axles; 1998 Castleton Super B, air ride; 1994 Castleton tridem, air ride; 1989 Lode-King tridem, VS TRUCK WORKS Inc. parting out GM springride, new paint; Tandem and S/A 1/2- 1 ton trucks. Call Gordon or Joanne, converter, drop hitch, certified; 17â€™ A-train pup, very clean. 306-356-4550, Dodsland, 403-972-3879, Alsask, SK. SK. DL #905231. www.rbisk.ca
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H E AV Y D U T Y PA R T S o n s p e c i a l at www.Maximinc.Com/parts or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. SASKATOON TRUCK PARTS CENTRE Ltd. North Corman Industrial Park. New and used parts available for 3 ton highway tractors including custom built tandem converters and wet kits. All truck makes/models bought and sold. Shop service available. Specializing in repair and custom rebuilding for transmissions and differentials. Now offering driveshaft repair and assembly from passenger vehicles to heavy trucks. For more info call 306-668-5675 or 1-877-362-9465. www.saskatoontruckparts.ca DL #914394 TRUCK BONEYARD INC. Specializing in obsolete parts, all makes. Trucks bought for wrecking. 306-771-2295, Balgonie, SK. WRECKING TRUCKS: All makes all models. Need parts? Call 306-821-0260 or email: email@example.com Wrecking Dodge, Chev, GMC, Ford and others. Lots of 4x4 stuff, 1/2 ton - 3 ton, buses etc. and some cars. We ship by bus, mail, Loomis, Purolator. Lloydminster, SK. WRECKING SEMI-TRUCKS, lots of parts. Call Yellowhead Traders. 306-896-2882, Churchbridge, SK. 1996 DUALLY TRUCK BOX, exc. condition, dark blue, spray-in boxliner, JackRabbit tonneau cover. Ph: 306-755-2071 or 306-228-9096, Tramping Lake, SK.
SLEEPERS AND DAYCABS. New and used. Huge inventory across Western Canada at www.Maximinc.Com or call Maxim Truck & Trailer, 1-888-986-2946. ONE OF SASKâ€™s largest inventory of used heavy truck parts. 3 ton tandem diesel motors and transmissions and differentials for all makes! Can Am Truck Export Ltd., 1-800-938-3323.
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REMOTE CONTROL TRAILER CHUTE openers can save you time, energy and keep you safe this seeding season. FM remote controls provide maximum range and instant response while high torque drives operate the toughest of chutes. Easy installation. Brehon Agrisystems call 306-933-2655 or visit us online at: www.brehonag.com Saskatoon, SK. 2010 DOEPKER SUPER Bs, heavy stainless fenders, dual cranks, alum. rims, fresh safety. 306-220-9635, Prudâ€™homme, SK.
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2010 LODE-KING SUPER B, lift axle, current CVIP, 80% tread, approx. 300,000 kms, asking $68,000 OBO. 780-842-6773, Wainwright, AB. 2009 DOEPKER SUPER B, lift axles, dual cranks, aluminum rims, $59,500. Call 306-338-8022 days, 306-338-2288 evenings, Kuroki, SK. 2001 DOEPKER SUPER B grain trailers, brakes recent, tires 80% or better, new tarps 2 yrs. ago, $24,900. 780-994-3225, Wetaskiwin, AB. 2005 LODE-KING OPEN end Super Bs, new Michelin rubber, auto greaser, fresh safety, $50,000. 306-398-4079, Cut Knife, SK.
2006 PETERBILT and 2006 DOEPKER Super B grain trailer, $119,000; Peterbilt 379 w/550 CAT engine, new motor at 850,000 km, new trans., new clutch, new power divider in the last 200,000 km. Recent brakes on truck and trailer. Tires in good condition. Would like to sell as unit. Contact Carl: 403-362-1717, Brooks, AB.
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