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April 2014

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FARMERS FORUM
2014
10th Annual
Photo Contest

Winners
 

Theme:
Fun on the Farm

Eastern 1st PLACE:
Making ewe laugh
By
Tracey Holland
Verona, Ont.

Western 1st PLACE:
Jolly jumper
By Carmynn Brekelmans Strathroy, Ont.

 

   

 

 THEY SAID IT:       
"There was a lot of fighting, tears, and frustration."
—  Amanda O'Connell, one half of the Carleton Place dairy duo recently named Ontario's outstanding young farmers, on the struggle to persuade her father and grandfather to agree to her changes on the farm.

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Video Source: Ontario Ministry of Labour


CLASSIFIED ADS

LIVESTOCK FOR SALE

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS — 100 cows with calves to choose from. Call Murray Porter and leave a message at 705-277-2298. (06/14)

CHAROLAIS BULLS — Registered Charolais bulls, some tested. Polled yearlings, and two-year-olds. Call 613-473-4190. (07/14)

PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS — Quality and genetics. Great disposition, some haltered. Some from 2012 Royal senior champion bull. Kirlene Cattle ‘Endless Options...Endless Possibilities.’ Brighton, Ont. Call 613-475-3532 or email kirbyh@kos.net. (06/14)

LIMOUSIN BULLS — Polled, registered Limousin bulls for sale. Born Jan.-Nov. 2012. Home-grown red or black boys ready to go to work. Corad Farms, 613-624-5405. (06/14)

BULLS FOR SALE — Piedmontese/Angus or Piedmontese/Saler. Polled, quiet. Call 613-448-3454. (04/14)

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS BULLS — 1- and 2-year-olds, all from leading AI sires. Limousin bulls also available. Enright Farms RR#2, Renfrew, ON. Call 613-649-2313 or 613-433-7655. (05/14)

REG. BLACK ANGUS — 2013 born, young bulls. Also some good young females available. Contact Michael Ault 613-652-2403. (04/14))

WAGYU CATTLE — Selling 10 young registered Wagyu cows with bull. Please call Brian Knox 519-367-5295, email bknox@wightman.ca or visit www.ontariowagyu.ca. RR 1, Formosa, Ontario NOG 1W0. (06/14)

POLLED HEREFORDS — Yearling bulls, Cows with calves. Call after 6 p.m. 613-623-5230 (04/14)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FOR SALE — GSI 1216 portable corn dryer, 400 bushels/hrs dry cool, 2 fans, propane, single phase. $20,000. Excellent condition. Call Markus at 613-229-8336. (04/14)

FOR SALE — Tractor White, 2-155, 1985, 4000 hrs., good tires with duals, very clean, $15,000. Brillion cultivator, 20ft., like new, $12,000. John Deere 6600 combine, 15 ft. grain flex head, 4-row corn head, and 12 ft. pick-up head, $20,000. IH 4000 swather, 12 ft., $2,000. All machines are field ready and clean inside. Call 613-272-5405, evenings. (06/14)

FOR SALE — Irrigation system; wade rain 4" and 3" pipe, sprinklers and pto pump, for 4.5 acres, $9,000. Highline 7000hd round bale chopper, $8,500. 13.5hp self propelled picking aid, used for asparagus, $2,000. IH Cyclo 400 sweet corn planter with monitor, $600. One-row transplanter, $400. Call 613-347-2924. (04/14)

FOR SALE — Case IH 8312 mower cond., 12’, centre pivot, 1000 PTO. Miller Pro 1060 forage blower. Wood bale thrower wagon. New Holland 166 windrow inverter. Inland, two-wheel windrow turner. Ford 3 point hitch Flail mower. Slurry/irrigation pump, 500 GPM. Call for details, 613-345-1655 and leave a message. (06/14)

FOR SALE — White 2-85 tractor, 90 hp, 4500 hrs, 18.4 x 38 radial tires, front weights, new cab interior, excellent condition. $10,900 or best offer. Call 613-587-4293. (03/F)

FOR SALE — Armour rack rake.11 ft. PTO drive. Excellent shape. $5,000. Call 613-962-8163. (04/14)

FOR SALE — Tandem dump truck, 1988 GMC, $10,500. Call 613-284-3238. (03/14)

USED FOR SALE — Jaylor Model 3650 twin mixer with front 8’ flat conveyor, ladder, rebuilt front & rear gearboxes, used, $26,500. Jaylor Model 4650 twin mixer with front 6’ flat 41" ext. conveyor, 2 spd trans., $31,000. Jaylor Model 3425 single screw mixer w/ front 6’ flat 41" ext. conveyor, ladder, $15,000. 20’ Jamesway Volumaxx s/u 2 yrs. old, $7,000. 18’ Patz RD 790 s/u, $1,000. 16’ Patz 98B parts unloader, $750. 6’ w/ 41" ext. and 8’ Jaylor front discharge conveyors only for various models. Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca. (03/14)

NEW FOR SALE — Patz A1 20’ R.D. s/u $7,400. Jaylor Model 4425 single vertical trailer w/ weigh system, ladder, $32,000. Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca. (03/14)

FOR SALE

WOOD PROCESSOR FOR SALE — Tajfun RCA400 Joy, with hydraulic log lifter, 4- and 6-way splitting wedge. Also 24 ft. chain harrow, excellent shape. Call Peter at 613-853-5027. (06/14)

FRUIT TREES — Apples, local and heirloom varieties, pear, plum, cherry, and flowering crab trees $20. Strawberry and asparagus plants at Barkley’s. Call Bill at 613-859-7059, leave at message at 613-543-0491, or email billb.otr@gmail.com. (05/14)

PINE BARN SIDING — 1 x 10 at 62 cents per square foot, 1 x 12 at 72 cents per square foot. Contact Walter at 519-669-0345. (05/14)

FOR SALE — Mobile homes. Different models and sizes. Used four seasons. Good for farm help, cottages, and offices. Will deliver. Call 613-218-5070 or email mj47@live.ca. (06/14)

HAY FOR SALE — 230 round bales of hay for sale. 4 x 5 ft., first and second cut alfalfa-grass mix. Dry, no rain, stored inside at Vankleek Hill, Ont. Priced at $35 per bale for all. Also 65 wrapped bales, first cut alfalfa-grass mix, $30 per bale. Contact Bill at 613-678-0577. (05/14)

HAY FOR SALE — Large square grass hay. First cut, 2013 with no rain. Stored in shed. Call 613-679-2669 or 613-872-0233. (06/14)

HAY AND STRAW FOR SALE, GRAIN TRUCKING — Large squares, delivery available. Grain and corn trucking. Call Hugh Fawcett, 613-880-5829 or Ryan Fawcett, 613-229-0266. (06/14)

FOR SALE — Heat your entire home, building, water and more with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from central boiler. Call today. Bourgon Seeds Ltd. 613- 524-3102.

SERVICES

LIVESTOCK TRUCKING — For all your livestock trucking needs, call Rob Burnett R&M Farms at 705-341-4591. U.S. custom bonded. To and from the U.S.A. Local transfers. (05/14)

FOR HIRE — High-hoe for rent. For Leeds, Grenville, Lanark, and Frontenac Counties. Call 613-284-3238. (05/14)

SILO GUNNITE — We will restore all makes of silos in Eastern Ontario with Spray Gunnite. Call Rob Sangers for a quote. 613-561-1802. Kingston. (04/14)

B & D DEADSTOCK SERVICE LTD. — Prompt removal of dead and crippled cattle and horses. Call 613-478-2713. (04/14)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FAST, QUICK MORTGAGES — From over 20 lenders. Tired of waiting for your bank to help? Call me (Mike Martel) now at 613-345-5284. Broker, Martel Mortgages, Suite 202, 43 King Street West, Brockville. (04/14)

MORTGAGES — Private funds available for 1st and 2nd mortgages. We lend on residential, commercial, and agricultural properties. Bad credit and difficult situations welcome. Serving the agricultural community since 1993. Call toll-free 1-877-995-1829. (02/14)

WANTED

WANTED — Looking for wood burls, old trees, old logs with character. Examples: spalted maple, Manitoba maple with red stripes and wormy butternut. Call 613-443-5246. (06/14)

WANTED — Pasture for 50 yearling heifers or 50 cow-calf pairs. Good fences required. Contact Barry Enright at 613-649-2313 or 613-433-0120. (05/14)

WANTED — Pasture for beef cattle. Call 613-448-3454. (04/14)

WANTED — Standing hay. Call 613-448-3454. (04/14)

WANTED — Retired professionals seek farmland to hunt deer and turkeys with bow and arrow in Ottawa region. Willing to negotiate annual fee for land access from April-May (turkey) and October-December (deer). We are insured, will sign liability waiver and agreement, and willing to share game. Please contact either Ken (613-226-4821) or Larry (613-830-2339). (04/14)

PASSENGER VAN WANTED — Family of nine seeks a used passenger van, preferably a GMC, Ford or Chevy, with two seats at the front and room for two rows of four-seater benches. Benches must each have four seatbelts. No older than 2010 and under 100,000 km. Must be in good shape. Willing to drive up to three hours to view. Call 613-853-3276 in Ottawa. (03/14)

WANTED — 28X48 Dion thrashing machine or 28x46 McCormick thrashing machine. Call 905-983-9331. (04/14)

UPCOMING SALES

Farm Machinery Consignment Sale at Walsh’s Auction Barn Cobden (osceola). Saturday May 3/14. Deadline for sale poster advertising is Monday April 7. However we will still accept consignments until Friday May 2. Consign early for proper advertising. Auctioneer Gerald Walsh 613-646-7729 or Cell 613-732-0625. (04/14-F)

FARM FOR SALE

DAIRY FARM FOR SALE — 190 acres, ongoing dairy operation, 120 acres tillable flat land plus 75 acres rented. 42 kg quota. Drive-through 80-stall freestall barn. Four bedroom farmhouse plus second house. All livestock and machinery included. Hoyt, N.B. Call 506-687-4530 or email gmgroenenberg@xplornet.ca. 

 


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