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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 never took my disappointment away, but I took to my feet and I never went back."
—  Eldon Lindsay
on prayer and how God got him through the worst when his son, Kars dairy farmer Mark Lindsay, died in an on-farm accident
last fall.

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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. 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)

BULLS FOR SALE — Charolais & Angus yearlings and two year olds, smooth polled. Call Terry Ormiston 905-439-4235.
(07/14))

BULLS FOR SALE — Piedmontese/Angus or Piedmontese/Saler. Polled, quiet. Call 613-448-3454. (07/14)

BLACK ANGUS — Young bulls, 2013 born. Contact Michael Ault 613-652-2403. (06/14)

FOR SALE — Service-aged Holstein bulls, purebred, classified dams. Velthius Farms Ltd. Call 613-794-0258. (07/14)

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)

BAY CLYDESDALE HORSE FOR SALE — 6-year-old bay gelding, 16 hands plus, quiet and well broke. Call 613-290-8008. (07/14)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FOR SALE — Oswalt D300 4-auger TMR trailer mixer, 14 ft. Volumaxx Jamesway unloader. Call 450-264-6895. (07/14)

FOR SALE — Allis Chalmers Model B, completely redone, $2,500 OBO. Model D Case, completely redone, $2,500 OBO. 1-800-954-9998. (07/14)

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)

FOR SALE — Tandem dump truck, 1988 GMC, $10,500. Call 613-284-3238. (08/14)

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.
- Jaylor Model 3425 single auger Vertical mixer with front discharge, $ 15,000.
- Jamesway Volumaxx 20’ silo unloader 2 yrs old $ 7,000. Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca.
(06/14)

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. (06/14)

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. Hugh Fawcett 613-880-5829, 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. (07/14)

B & D DEADSTOCK SERVICE LTD. — Prompt removal of dead and crippled cattle and horses. Call 613-478-2713. (07/14)

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 spring 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. (07/14)

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

WANTED — Looking for a grain binder in working condition with canvas. Also looking for belts for thrashing mill. Call 613-558-5245. (09/14)

PROPERTY FOR 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.

 


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

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


Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Farmers feeling squeeze as electricity rates continue to rise

Prices expected to climb 42 per cent by 2018

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MORE NEWS

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
'Ugly, wet spring' pushes planting to June

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
IP soybean resurgence

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How rural folks vote

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Farm groups ask political parties to raise risk management program cap

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: An ugly election, a shameful act

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Fix the farm property tax system in Ontario

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Analysis: Ontario needs debt counselling

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Summitholm Holsteins wins 10th title in 12 years as best-managed herd

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Former best-managed herd now top 10-ranked BCA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How to ease the workload and get more sleep

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
L.H. Gray loses two decisions in egg grading case

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario cattle, hog farmers see big increases in farm cash receipts: StatCan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Producers create to-do wish list thanks to high pork prices

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
John Deere forecasts drop in ag equipment sales for 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Lambton and Middlesex Counties vote to appeal wind turbine decision

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Judge rules against wind turbine bylaws

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Ontario wind turbines lower U.S. property values, realtors say

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
2 U.S. counties vote to ban GM crops

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Australian organic farmer loses legal battle against GM crop grower

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Tribunal orders equipment dealer to pay farmer's repair

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
21st century farmer is also a photographer

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Dos and don'ts when sending cellphone photos to an agronomist

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Recycled ethanol plant's CO2 drives greenhouse project

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
59 PEDV cases in Ontario as virus hits Middlesex farm

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
GFO releases online app for farmers, beekeepers

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Conservation authority expands grant program

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beef farmer can win trip, cash

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Beef Farmers of Ontario offers up to $2,500 for great ideas, marketing, bursaries

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Select Sires buys Campbellville's GenerVations

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Two injured in tractor accidents

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Thieves are back at it stealing farm ATVs

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Stolen farm truck involved in hit and run

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Police chase man on tractor, lay seven charges

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Tax freedom day is in mid-June

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Trudeau's trendy 'pro-choice' secularism becomes left's new religion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Environment improves thanks to fracking but environmentalists can`t see a good thing

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: The latest on raw milk, quota debate, ultrasounds, and
growth antibiotics

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Just when I thought there couldn't be much more change, the families on horses and buggies arrived


Monday, June 2, 2014 | Farmers Forum
Out of the ashes
After a fire destroyed almost everything, Athens farmers opt for composted manure bedding, install first-of-its-kind robotic milker in Eastern Ontario

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
How long can soybean prices stay up?

MORE NEWS

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Eastern Ontario farmers want to turf the ag minister

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Editorial: The election issue is the abundance of scandals

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Opinion: Glengarry's Mr. September enters Ontario election

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Is Kemptville College dead?

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Task force to air proposals for Kemptville College June 14

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Kemptville College closure weighs on graduates

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
East-west Holstein show heads to Metcalfe

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Minimum wage hike forces North Gower vegetable grower to raise local prices, increase mechanization

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Three dead in farm accidents

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Late breeder bred highest-producing Ayrshire herd

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
Best-managed herd in Eastern Ontario in Russell County

Monday, June 2, 2014 |  Farmers Forum
New Semex barn to hold up to 240 bulls for quarantine