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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.

 

   

 

 YOU SAID IT:       
"This is actually the ugliest of it now."
 
Simcoe County crop farmer and Parrish and Heimbecker grain merchant Steve Kell on corn prices.
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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. (06/15)

CHAROLAIS BULLS Registered Charolais bulls, some tested. Polled yearlings, and two-year-olds, also bred heifers. Call 613-473-4190. (07/15)

REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS Young bulls born April and July 2013. Also five young females born June to August 2013, excellent bloodlines, open. Contact Michael Ault 613-652-2403. (12/14)

FOR SALE Service-aged Holstein bulls, purebred, classified dams. Velthius Farms Ltd. Call 613-794-0258. (10/14)

FOR SALE Baby Holstein heifer calves of good quality. Available on a weekly basis in large quantities. Calves are tubed for non-breeders. Omer Poirier Livestock, Alexandria, Ont. Contact Jerome at 613-678-0141 or 613-525-3020. (11/14)

WAGYU CATTLE Selling breeding stock. Please call Brian Knox 519-367-5295, email bknox@wightman.ca or visit www.ontariowagyu.ca. RR 1, Formosa, Ontario NOG 1W0. (09/14)

REGISTERED BLACK ANGUS BULLS Two registered Black Angus yearling bulls for sale. Crysler. Call 613-987-5452. (11/14)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

MANURE TANK FOR SALE 2001 Nuhn 4,000-gallon manure tank with 4-row injector for 30-inch corn. Washed and oiled after every use. $13,900. Call 613-646-2285. (10/14)

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. (12/14)

USED FOR SALE Jaylor Model 3650 twin auger Vertical mixer with front discharge, $25,000.
- Jaylor Model 3650 twin auger Vertical mixer with front discharge, $22,000.
- Jamesway Volumaxx 20 silo unloader, 2 yrs old, $7,000.
Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca.
(11/14)

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. (11/14)

FOR SALE

BIG SQUARES FOR SALE Good first- and second-cut hay. Baled and stored immediately (no rain). Was put threw Macerator hay conditioner. Trucking available. Call 613-646-7468 or 613-639-0307. (10/14-F)

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. (09/14)

STRAW FOR SALE Large square bales. For fall delivery. Limited supply. Please call early. Call Hugh Fawcett, 613-880-5829 or Ryan Fawcett, 613-229-0266. (12/14)

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. (12/14)

SERVICES

FOR HIRE High-hoe for rent. For Leeds, Grenville, Lanark, and Frontenac Counties. Call 613-284-3238. (11./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. (10/14)

B & D DEADSTOCK SERVICE LTD. Prompt removal of dead and crippled cattle and horses. Call 613-478-2713. (10/14)

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MORTGAGES & CASH FOR FARMERS Talk to me if you need to:
*Buy or refinance a farm
*Buy or lease equipment

*Repair or construct new buildings

*Buy quota

*Install a robotic milking system

*Refinance your existing debts

*Cash for crop inputs

*Purchase solar panels

Trust a farmer to get you the proper farm financing. Contact me if your financial institution has turned you down. I represent over 200 institutional and private lenders. Even if you have had a difficult year with credit issues, poor cash-flow, tax arrears, mortgage arrears. For a confidential consultation call 1-888-934-2521 (toll free or fax), email ron.ashmore@expertmortgagebroker.ca, or visit ronashmore.com. Ron Ashmore, Mortgage Agent# M13002241, Expert Mortgage LIc# 12079.

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. (10/14)

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. (11/14)

WANTED

WANTED 124 and 224 Massey small square balers. Call Jeremy 519-301-8873. (11/14)

FARM WANTED Family looking to buy a dairy farm with quota. Please call 519-395-3771. (10/14)

WANTED Good one-row potato digger and NH 185 manure spreader. Call 613-587-4696. (10/14)

WANTED JD belt pickup for 6620 combine. Any condition (price reflected). Call Duane at 613-646-7503. (12/14)

UPCOMING SALE

AUTUMN PRESTIGE CHAROLAIS SALE Oct. 18, 2014, Hoards Station. Call for more information: 705-340-1858. (10/14-F)

ENERGY

Turn your vertical silo into a sure way to make money. Use as a base to mount a vertical wind turbine. Kelso Energy 204-325-0554, www.kelsoenergy.com. (12/14)

FOR RENT

BIN SPACE FOR RENT Near Gananoque. 800- and 1,000-tonne capacity. Trucking and drying available. Call 613-382-4949. (10/14)

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Atwood farm tops in Ontario with nine robotic milkers
They started with five, but within a year they loved robots so much that they added four more

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NEWS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The beekeepers' rebuttal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beekeeper groups don't support Ontario beekeepers on pesticide lawsuit

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Province should restrict neonics in 2015, Ontario environment commissioner says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: Too much buzz on bees

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmland prices keep rising, hit $22,000 per acre in Chatham-Kent

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Store corn until price recovers, grain buyer says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Lost in corn: When a child goes missing, a sophisticated police rescue mission can include dogs, dozens of people, and a helicopter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Soybean yields high but harvest is late

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wet weather forces farmers to hire helicopter to plant winter wheat

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hundreds of farmers on the hook to pay $10 million

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
87-year-old farmer is 10th on-farm fatality of 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm worker shot in leg while harvesting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How much does it really cost to take down a wind turbine?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Judge rules construction of turbines can continue despite appeal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
South Dundas council agrees to accept wind turbine money

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Women in farming decline: StatCan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ethnic market milkman

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How to measure profit in a dairy cow

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Dairy farmers consider dropping milk quota to $23,710

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
No changes to dairy imports in final European trade deal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Woodstock youth notches win at Stratford 4-H show

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Who's your judge at the Royal?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Six dairy youth scholarships awarded in Western Ontario

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
High-fat yogurt decreases diabetes risk, study says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Renfrew event joins local farmers with buyers of local food

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beef breed makes bespeckled first-time appearance in its own show

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police destroy thousands of plants ahead of marijuana harvest

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two bull calves stolen from Middlesex farm

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two dairy calves stolen near Vankleek Hill

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Thief steals harvester's digital controls

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tribunal denies nuisance chicken quota appeal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Oat, barley growers to vote on joining Grain Farmers of Ontario

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm video could win you Winnipeg trip

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Lambton Federation of Agriculture offers seven scholarships

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Win $3,000 to travel and work on a farm abroad

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Four rabies cases in Western Ontario in first half of 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Guelph is world's 24th best ag school

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
FCC ups young farmer loans

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Why do I need seed treatments?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Canadian consumers are demanding but in global picture they're getting a good deal for their food

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: How bad can the doctor be?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Chocolate milk, chocolate drink more U.S. ingredients than you might think

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Feed colostrum within 12 hours of birth

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The decline of the International Plowing Match


Monday, October 6, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Richmond farm tops in Ontario with nine milking robots
But transition from one robotic milker to another in just two years wasn't a cake walk

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Record corn crop coming

MORE NEWS

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Make your pitch on Oct. 21 for the future of Kemptville College

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
College campus  too quiet and empty

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Good soybean yields expected despite late harvest

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Soybean white mould worst in 10 years

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Canola yield is up, but price is down

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How do you like them apples? Average to above average yields for area apple growers

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Pumpkins recover from late planting

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
High-earning Ontario dairy farmers carry big debt

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Three Canadians finish top five at European competition

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Siblings win beef showmanship at Lindsay 4-H show

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
$1,000 study grant goes to cow keener

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Metcalfe Mushroom farm to be sold as ongoing operation

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Mountain elevator nearly doubles capacity

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Rutters expansion complete

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Toys: Coming to a pig pen near you

Monday, October 6, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Profit-making secrets of large beef herds


Monday, September 15, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Bee death lawsuit

30 to 50 beekeepers seek $450 million in damages

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MORE NEWS

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
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Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Four die in on-farm accidents

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
DFO quota transfer rules are 'invalid,' lawyer says

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Living with wind turbines

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Survey says . . . What Wolfe Islanders are saying about their 86 wind turbines

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: Wind turbine woes

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Province approves turbines, though Norfolk says no

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Last appeal to save turtles from potential Prince Edward County turbines


Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Small fruit and vegetable growers say U.S. imports drive them out of business

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Mountain of unsold corn? Analysts weigh the options

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Corn and soybeans delayed one week or more

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Soybean white mould worst in 10 years

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Canola yield is up, but price is down

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Spring cereal growers enjoy bountiful harvest

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tips for picking 2015 wheat varieties

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Blenheim farmers launch seed corn company

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
South West Ag Partners buys Palmerston Grain

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Weather forecast: Warmer than normal harvest season but will it rain?

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Guelph dairy barn collapses in $1.5 million fire

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Mercy for Animals posts job for undercover farm investigators

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hydro One glitches continue for rural users

Monday, September 15
, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Raw milk advocate's Supreme Court bid rejected

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm ATVs do need insurance, Appeal Court rules

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
OFA wants higher trespassing fines

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Pork processing plant in receivership sold

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
PEDV on decline in Ontario

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beef prices still at all-time high

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Herd dispersal nets $4,500 for top cow

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Stylish calf helps Palmerston youth win West-Central Junior 4-H Show

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Replacement workers will in for emergencies, vacations, rest days for Quebec farmers

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tribunal rejects chicken quota appeal 'not made in good faith'

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Scrapie found on six Ontario farms in two months

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
U.S. farm income to decline in 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
SUV driver rear ends combine

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tractor driver fined for dinging jeep while on cellphone

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Practical Farmers of Ontario hold farm sustainability conferences

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Stink bug found in Eastern Ontario

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beware, they're square watermelons, that is

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
33 Western and Southern Ontario projects get local food funding, including more than $163,000 for an immigrant farm training program

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Global warming not happening

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Goodbye to Richard Doyle

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: A Band-Aid is better than nothing

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The incredible shrinking super power

Monday, September 15, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The old split-rail fences built 'horse high and bull tight'


Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Breakfast on the Farm

Avonmore farm invites 2,300 people for eggs, sausages, and pancakes

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MARKET REPORT

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Expect record soybean crop and a good price to sell them

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
City boy wanted to farm from age 12: North Gower beef farmer Burt Grundy dies of heart attack

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Why use so much neonic-treated seeds?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Neonics and honeybees: What we know and why it's complicated

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Alberta beekeepers launch four-year national bee health study

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Retired Delta farmer found guilty of animal cruelty

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Late planting, later rains, but spring wheat yields surprise

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Sweet corn season just got sweeter

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wanted: Farmers seeking new 'local food' markets

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Contest to crown the farmer with the most profitable crop

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Province hits pause on $30-million Local Food Fund

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Quinte's new wall of famers