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March 2015

   
   

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FARMERS FORUM
2015
11th Annual
Photo Contest
Theme: Old Photos on the Farm

Submit your photos via
e-mail to news@farmersforum.com

Photos must be in
.jpg or .tiff format and
at least 170 dpi.

 

Eastern Ontario Deadline:
Thursday,
Feb. 19

 

Western Ontario Deadline:
Friday,
Feb.
27

 

2014 Photo Contest Winners

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

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

 

   

 

 YOU SAID IT:       
"There was no way in hell I was putting those things in."
— 
Mountain dairy farmer Robert Velthuis, 34, who now has two robotic milkers, on his first impressions before he bought them
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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 — Yearling bulls for sale. January 2014 born, sired by Soo-Line Grizzly & Mohnen Image Maker. Call 705-653-3705 or email fred.danielle@hotmail.ca. (05/15)

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. (06/15)

EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

FOR SALE — Disassembled grain bins up to 10,000 bushels. 14-24 ft. in diameter. With aeration floor, some with fans, new hardware. Call 705-799-7262. (07/15)

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 two years old, $7,000.
Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca.
(03/15)

NEW FOR SALE — Patz A1 20’ R.D. s/u $7,400. Call 613-448-2185 or email byersfarmeq@bellnet.ca. (03/15)

PROPERTY FOR SALE

FARM FOR SALE IN WESTMEATH, ONT. — 1419 Lookout Road. 200 acres, all land where crops grow is cultivated. Four bedroom house, several barns. $569,900. MLS # 935218. Call Gloria Neville, Broker, Century 21 Neville Realty Ltd., 613-732-6132 or gloria@thenevilleteam.com. (03/15)

WATERFRONT FARM 88 ACRES — Large 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom farm house, 600 feet waterfront, main barn 80 x 35, attached pole barn 21 x 35, plus additional outbuildings in very good condition. More Information: LLOYD LEVESQUE, SALES REPRESENTATIVE, COLDWELL BANKER VALLEY WIDE BROKER. 35 MAIN STREET, COBDEN ONT., K0J 1K0. CELL# 613-433-6224, OFFICE# 613-646-9853, EMAIL:
lloyd-levesque@coldwell
banker.ca, www.ottawa
valleywaterfront.ca. Thank you for your inquiry. I review my emails at least once a day and will respond to your request within a 24-hour time frame. Should you require immediate contact please phone 613-646-9853 and you will be directed to an agent.
(04/15)

FOR SALE

FRUIT TREES FOR SALE — Apple (local and heirloom varieties), pear, plum, cherry, peach, and flowering crab trees, $20. Strawberry and asparagus plants at Barkely’s. Call Bill at 613-859-7059, leave a message at 613-543-0491, or email billb.otr@gmail.com. (04/15)

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.

FOR SALE — 4X4 hard core round bales, stored inside, no rain. Call 613-476-5146.

SERVICES

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. (04/15)I

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

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. Local transfers. (03/15)

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 400 institutional and private lenders. Even if you have had a difficult year with credit issues, poor cash-flow, tax arrears, mortgage arrears, or no financials. 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. (04/15)

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. (05/15)

WANTED

WANTED — Dion thrashing machine, 22 x 38 or 28 x 48. International or John Deere grain binder. International corn binder. International number 7 or number 9 ensilage cutter. Call 905-983-9331. (05/15)

WANTED — Grain bins any size. Good condition. 18 ft. dump wagon. Call 705-799-7262. (07/15)

WANTED — John Deere 2130, good condition with loader. Call 613-476-5146.

ENERGY

Turn your vertical silo into a sure way to make money. Use it as a base to mount a vertical wind turbine. Kelso Energy, 204-325-0554, www.kelsoenergy.com. (04/15)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Farmers Forum
The year after

Mountain dairy farmers loving 20 per cent production boost, better feet, and lower SCC one year into new sand-bedded barn with robots

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Off to England: 15-year-old to represent Canada at European beef show

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Charter challenge dismissed in sheep kill case

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Ontario's oldest farm show will include record 365 exhibitors

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Second World War veteran and veterinarian to open farm show

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Painting to be auctioned at farm show

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Sheep farmer joins Ontario ag hall of fame

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Nominate an ag wall of famer in Quinte


Monday, February 9, 2015 | Farmers Forum
Goat wild

Dairy goat farmer back in business with homemade rotary parlour one year after fire

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OFA wants hydro break

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Opinion: Mysterious case of missing sheep and the heavy-handed CFIA

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Opinion: Use sexed semen and genome testing to get best replacement herd

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Opinion: Raw milk? Not for calves

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Opinion: On dynamite, the Nobel Peace Prize and a boy who likes things that go boom

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Opinion: Is a government-forced pension plan a good one?

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Opinion: Toronto mosque prays to defeat non-believers in wake of another Islamist attack


Monday, February 2, 2015 | Farmers Forum
96 years a farmer

He hauled logs with horses, got electricity in 1950, running water in 1960

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MARKET REPORT

Monday, February 2, 2015 |  Farmers Forum
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