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August 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.

 

   

 

 YOU SAID IT:       
"It dampens your spirits a bit but you carry on. It's part of the rotation as much for good of the ground as for the money we make."
  Dale Cook, a Granton crop farmer,
on the price of winter wheat

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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. (07/14)

BULLS FOR SALE Charolais & Angus yearlings and two year olds, smooth polled. Call Terry Ormiston 905-439-4235. (08/14-F)

BLACK ANGUS Young bulls, 2013 born. Contact Michael Ault 613-652-2403. (09/14)

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

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)

NINE GRADE HEIFERS Calving in August. One buyer preferred. Alfred, Ont. Call 613-679-8897. (08/14)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FOR SALE John Deere 9550 combine, ASI in 2013 plus numerous new parts, contour master, bin extension, four-wheel drive, 2597 separator hours, $101,000. Also a 922 flex head with air reel, packaged together $115,000. Shipping negotiable. Call 519-395-3671. (08/14)

FOR SALE New Holland CR960 combine, 1999 hours, all options like new. Case 2188, 2590 hours. Both fully reconditioned. New rasp bars concaves feeder chains, etc. Serviced and ready. Pictures at Reaburnfarms.com. Call 613-582-3550. (08/14)

FOR SALE Versatile 4400 22 ft. swather, cab, MacDon pickup reel nice. Call 613-582-3550. (08/14)

FOR SALE Industrial ventilation fan, 42" used. In excellent condition. 3/4HP motor. Heavy steel casing and screen. $300. Call 613-592-3801. (08/14)

FOR SALE 1994 Trail King, 35-ton, tandem axle float. Air ride suspension, good running order. Asking $9,000. Call 613-859-6414. (08/14)

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. (09/14)

USED FOR SALE
Jaylor Model 3650 twin auger Vertical mixer with front discharge, $26,500.
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. (08/14)

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. (08/14)

FOR SALE

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. (09/14)

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. (09/14)

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. (08/14)

FOR HIRE High-hoe for rent. For Leeds, Grenville, Lanark, and Frontenac Counties. Call 613-284-3238. (08/14)

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. (08/14)

EMPLOYMENT WANTED

WANTED www.shepherdschoice.ca in Norwood has an opening on our team for a sheep farm worker. Must be able to operate and maintain a variety of machinery, detect fencing problems, and have 2 years experience handling large numbers of sheep. Starting wage is $11.90 per hour for permanent, full-time work. Contact john.steele@nexicom.net. (08/14)

WANTED Employment available milking cows. General farm labourer, experience with equipment an asset. Contact Steve at Velthuis Farms at 613-794-0258 (08/14)

WANTED

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. (08/14)

WANTED Looking for a grain binder in working condition with canvas. Also looking for belts for thrashing mill. Call 613-558-5246. (10/14)

WANTED 28x48 Dion thrashing machine with a straw shredder. Any condition. Call 905-983-9331 (09/10)

PROPERTY FOR SALE SALE

FARM FOR SALE Near Osgoode, 170 acres, 140 tile drained. 2,000 sq. ft. bungalow, two-car garage, 30 x 70 barn, and two coveralls, 50 x 120 and 33 x 55. For more info email: farmforsale3085@yahoo.ca. (08/14)

UPCOMING SALES

EARLY AYRSHIRE MEMORABILIA Cherry Bank Dairy, Howick, Que. Monday Sept. 1. Visit deanhooker.com for photos. Call 450-829-3356. (08/14)

 


Monday, August 18, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Corn drops below $4 bushel

Blame it on an expected U.S. yield record

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NEWS

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Province considers neonicotinoid limits

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Turkey farm, workers charged because of undercover video

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmers can't prevent undercover videos but can fight back against activists, lawyers say

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Activist, farmers react to downer cow video column

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Saputo wants right to refuse milk from abusive farms

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New ag minister defends Wynne

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Former ag critic and farmer gets job back

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Poultry, egg farmers are top earners among Ontario farms

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
50 years of continuous corn-on-corn

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Winter wheat better than expected

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wet weather leads to late hay cuts but high yields

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Cool weather delays corn by 7 to 10 days

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
PEDV cases drop in Ontario

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm fined $22,500 after man injures ankle in auger

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two Western Ontario farmers win dairy youth awards

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Alma dairy farm wins national sustainability award

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Barn expansion: Rebuild strategy keep it simple

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Climbing diesel prices push custom rates higher

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wooing the non-farm neighbours

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Limelight-loving calf key to 4-H win in Stratford

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Jersey girl is repeat champion at Spencerville EastGen show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Four-time winner at Markham EastGen show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Jersey steals top spot at Lucknow invitational

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Listening nets Wingham youth first 4-H win at Western Junior Show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Calm confidence carries day for Metcalfe youth at
Eastern Junior Show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hastings farm is king at Lindsay Holstein show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Enniskillen Jerseys wins top awards at Lindsay show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Skid steer ride 'n' drive returns to outdoor show

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
U.S. tops world in food security, Canada holds steady at 8th

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Red tape still at top of farmers' to-fix list, OFA survey says

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Teen driver slams into tractor

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Four more ATVs stolen from area farms

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
$35,000 in equipment stolen from farm dealership

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police: Watch out for marijuana grow-ops

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Enroute to massive higher taxes and how to get off that road

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion:  Why 'Rob' is the best bet to save Kemptville College

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Raw chicken risk

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Stressed cows have impact on unborn calves, studies say

Monday, August 18, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Hamas is a terrorist group that won't take peace for an answer


Thursday, August 7, 2014 | Farmers Forum
New Kemptville College will take more time, task force says
Few details on proposals released, provincial facilitator to report in fall

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MARKET REPORT

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Bulls get rich, bears get rich, and pigs get slaughtered

MORE NEWS

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
China group wanted to send 200 ag students to Kemptville yearly

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Winter wheat surprises

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hay abundance means lower prices for some

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Go east, young man

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wanted: European farm for family of nine

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two Eastern Ontarians win dairy youth awards

Thursday, August 7, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
St-Albert factory hopes to produce curds for festival


Monday, July 9, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Ontario farmers plant record 3 million acres of soybeans

Corn acreage drops due to crop prices, high costs, weather

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ethanol demand rises keeps corn prices up

MORE NEWS

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Planted corn down almost 10 per cent in Eastern Ontario

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Europe: the pro- and anti-GM continent

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Keep calm and farm on: Widow of Kars dairy farmer says great friends
and father-in-law are helping her keep the farm going

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmer offering legal advice eyes law school

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Woodstock cheesemaker wins $100,000 to expand

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ag inspector charges farmers when Muslims perform religious killing

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Kemptville College facilitator not impartial: Former prof

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Township willing to take over Kemptville College for three years

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Letter: Is Kemptville College dead? Absolutely not

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Field fire claims 5th on-farm fatality of year

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario election reveals rural-urban divide once again

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farmers share raw emotion about election on Twitter and most
express grief

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
The day after: What the pundits said about the stunning Ontario election

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Peterborough MPP is new ag minister

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
No upset for former ag minister's daughter

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Outraged by Hydro One

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Pork processing plant goes into receivership, owes $5.4 million to
Farm Credit Canada

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Huron County has one-quarter of all PEDV cases

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Hope for former Casco in Ontario budget

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Open house: Cow comfort paradise

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wind turbines: The property value debate

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Wind turbines to go up next to Grand Bend beaches

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
'
Farmers Feed Cities' slogan makes way for new campaign

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Quebec Holsteins dominate Maxville show

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Dairy farm's innovations include planting 50,000 trees

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
George Morris ag think-tank to close

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario's first female ag rep retires

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
$450,000 harvester destroyed by fire

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Rebuild underway after fire destroys Chesterville roasting operation

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Teen faces 11 charges for stealing two Holstein calves

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
$100,000 tractor stolen

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Trailer stolen in North Dundas

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police crime bust recovers $500,000 in stolen equipment

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Meat processor fined $5,650 for making sausage without licence

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ridgetown grad: Why kids go to college

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
OSPCA makes deal with Ontario Veal Association

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Corn-fed beef program boosted cattle prices by $2 per cwt, says George Morris Centre

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Consumers blame antibiotic resistance on ag: survey

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Herbicide, nitrogen top talks at crop diagnostic day

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
10th Food Aid Day raises $134,000 for buy beef for Ottawa Food Bank

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Young dairy farmers head to European breeders' school

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: Neonic-attack is overblown as bee population is on the rise

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: 'Animal cruelty' video not unusual, cows get rubber caned
on farms

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The economics of animal welfare

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Lessons to learn from an undercover video showing workers
beating cows

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Ontario, yours to dismantle

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Can we start paying the debt now?

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Vibrant agri-food sector hinges on preserving farmland

Monday, July 9, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The song of the lazy farmer