Large inventory of New & Used Combines in stock!

October 2014, “The Growers’ Guide” Page C1
Large inventory of New & Used
Combines in stock!
Financing A APR
til 01/01/2
016, OAC
CASE IH 500Q, 30” track, PTO, fleet
rental return, factory warranty, approx.
500-hrs, call for
details and save
Case IH combines: 1680, 2188, 7130, 8010, 8230, 9230.
CASE IH 2388, tank extension, chrome
package, Gordon Sieve, Field Tracker,
AFX Rotor & yield monitor, (U650)$139,000
3 Good, Clean JD 9870 Combines!
CASE IH 8010, good clean
combine with many options ... $235,000
CASE IH 500Q, 3-point hitch,
30” tracks, (U1844) ............ $179,000
With 30’ draper headers and/or
12- row chopping cornheads .......CALL
grain carts. For immediate delivery ....CALL
CASE IH MAGNUM 315, 255-PTO-hp,
UNVERFERTH, 1300-bu grain
new low-hour rental return,
cart. Like New! (U1696) ....... $59,930
loaded with options (N8947) ..........CALL
tillage tool, harrow (U1960) ... $32,000
CASE IH MAGNUM 275, 225-PTO-hp,
duals, weights front & rear,
front suspension (U1744) ..... $114,900
JD 512, 23' Disk-Ripper, (U770) $29,900
3-pt, PTO, extra remotes,
low-hours, (U1822) ............ $199,000
BIG G, 40’ heavy duty
tandem disc ......................... $37,900
KRAUSE TL-6200, disc cultivator
with finishing harrow (U830) .. $20,625
SUNFLOWER 1232-24, heavy duty
24’ disc with gauge wheels
& rear hitch (U831) .............. $14,000
GREAT PLAINS, 40’ Turbo Till with
turbo blades, rolling harrow, and
finishing roller baskets (U826) ... $45,500
JD 9530T, 36" tracks,
weights, (U1922) ................... $179,000
19’ disc ripper ........................ $28,500
GREAT PLAINS VT5300, Verti Till disc
ripper with rolling harrow (U656) . $24,995
JD 650, 26.5’ disc, 25” blades,
9” spacing, excellent condition ... $26,800
LANDOLL 2132-17,
disc ripper (U1869) ............... $38,000
GREAT PLAINS, 40’ double disc drill
GREAT PLAINS, 30’ Turbo Till
GREAT PLAINS 3S3000, 30’
with 3x13 press wheels (U683) . $49,900
with rolling baskets (U1921) .. $33,500
double disc drill (U6830)........ $49,900
1201 E Yonezawa Blvd.
1802 East James St.
78112 Hwy 207
405 Scoon St.
(509) 547-9003
(541) 567 -2331
(509) 837-3833
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For more information, contact Bill or Dana at:
P.O. Box 306, Colfax, WA 99111
Phone (509) 397-2191 FAX (509) 397-6549
Divide Liming Recommendation
from SMP or A/E
Buffer pH by the
Following Factor for each
Particular Soil
• Sandy Loam: 6
• Silt Loam: 5
• Clay Loam: 4
• Peat: 3
NuCal weighs 16 pounds per gallon
Each gallon contains 12 pounds of pure,
ultra-micronized Calcium Carbonate
Liming recommendation for a Silt Loam soil is 3,000 pounds of ag lime.
3,000 pounds5 of ag lime
divided by
(Liming Recommendation)
pounds of CaCO3
divided by
12 pounds/gal NuCal
By: Robert Hurley, USGC Director of Programs in China
The U.S. Grains Council has helped China achieve an
extremely rapid consolidation of the country’s dairy industry.
This has led to large, modern dairies that have an increasing
demand for coarse grains and their co-products. These large
dairies are complex operations with heavy demands for intensive management, and there is a shortage of management
talent for these operations.
To help address this need, the Council and Hauxia Dairy
Farm formed the Sino-U.S. Dairy Management Training Center
in 2006. Less than a decade later, the Center has become a
highly regarded program that has helped China’s dairy industry
modernize rapidly. It has also helped build demand for whole
corn silage and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS)
while heightening the positive role the Council plays in the
development of China’s livestock industry.
Beginning Sept. 23, the Council escorted a team of Chinese
dairy herd managers in this training program, to California and
Wisconsin. The team members had the opportunity to discuss
new ideas and view the latest U.S. technology to expand their
thinking on what is possible for the dairy industry in China.
The team was also briefed on quality forages and sound
herd management practices. The program was rounded out
with a visit to the World Dairy Expo where elite dairy cattle,
cutting-edge research and modern technologies are showcased.
While at the World Dairy Expo, team members transacted
deals to purchase equipment this month. In fact, one of the
innovative Chinese dairy owners purchased substantial
equipment onsite from a U.S. supplier for immediate delivery
with a follow-up installation visit by the supplier. The new
equipment will help the dairy industry in China continue to
enhance their dairy management practices.
The Council will continue to work in China’s dairy sector to build demand for U.S. coarse grains and co-products
through the Sino-U.S. Dairy Management Training Center
and programs similar to this one.
600 pounds ofNuCal
ONLY 50 gal.of NuCal/acre
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please contact your
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The information contained in this bulletin is considered accurate. Since every soil situation can be different beyond our control - based on many natural factors, all
recommendations are made without guarantee and Columbia River Carbonates disclaims any liability incurred with the use of these data or suggestions. Nothing
contained herein should be interpreted as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing patents covering any material or its use. The quality
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Saturday, October 18, 2014
23rd Morgan Ranch Annual Plow Day
Bring your tractors and equipment, or just come to visit!
About 4 miles NW of Colfax on Manning Road. From Colfax, north on Green
Hollow Road about 4.4 miles, turn on Manning Road, go about 3.4 miles more.
No Host Lunch on site provided by Ranch House Catering
For information: 509-397-3366 or 397-3367
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Plowin’ The Palouse
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Papé — Tekoa, WA
Bring your pre '65 tractors and plows, we have over 50 acres to plow!
BBQ lunch provided.
Sponsored by Papé Machinery and A&G Farms
For information: Brian Wise, 509-389-1016
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(509) 632-5205
Agricultural Equipment • Consignment • Appraisals • Loader Tractors
“Where My Mission Is Helping Farmers Turn Excess Capital Into Working Capital”
'02 JD 8520T,
5400-hrs, 255-hp, 16-spd
powershift, 1000-PTO,
cast weight pkg, 3-pt,
autosteer, 4-remotes,
25" tracks, all fluids
changed last year,
Very Nice!
JD 8430, 8,700-hours, 4WD, 215-hp,
QuadRange, 20.8x34 tires - 90%,
runs good! ............................... $13,500
CLARK MICHIGAN 75C, loader, Cummins,
recent torque converter & front planetary
overhaul, 20.5x25 tires, material bucket,
newer Houle rock bucket extra ....... $12,000
HESSTON 100-90, 5500-hrs, 100-PTO-hp,
3-pt, 2WD, 18.4x34 rear tires,
cab, A/C ....................................... $5,500
CAT D5-98J, 5-spd, 24" pads, cab/air . $4,500
CAT DOZER BLADE, with hard nose . $5,000
12', hyd lift, skid shoes, Challenger mount,
used for snow only. NICE! ................ $9,800
'91 CASE IH 1680, 4,200-hrs, 2,500-hrs
on Cummins, 2-spd hydro, Ag Leader yield
monitor, duals, updated HD rear axle,
Kile rotor flight, a lot of work done,
newer elevators, updated finals, etc, with
'96 MacDon 960-30' draper header,
3-wheel transport, Case adapter, 1-owner,
both always stored inside.
Both Very Nice! ..........REDUCED! $32,000
‘84 GLEANER N6, 2000-hours, newer
accelerator rollers, newer wobble box, 134A
A/C, with newer 27' header & cart, also N6
parts machine available ..REDUCED! $5,800
'82 GLEANER N6, Series 3, Cumins 8.3L,
A/C 134, newer shoe bushings, 30.5Lx32
drive tires, 24' header, newer wobble box
and guards, 2-year old bottom. Spare
N6 24' header goes with ......MAKE OFFER
'08 MACDON 972 25' draper header,
pickup reel, MacDon 871 JD combine
adapter, Unverferth HT30 cart........ $28,000
‘90 FORD L9000, semi-truck, Eaton 13-spd,
313,695-miles showing, Cummins 855 @
350-hp, Clean! .................. REDUCED! $7,800
'88 FORD, Super Duty, 460-V8, newer
5-spd, dually, 2-WD, LT235/85R16 tires,
new paint, ready for your flatbed! ..... $3,500
‘78 FORD F-700, 140,200-mi showing,
5/2-spd, gas, single axle, 16' bed, hoist,
grain racks, 10:00x20's REDUCED! $4,500
'58 FORD F-600, 330-V8, 5 & 2 trans,
9:00x20 tires, hoist, 14' bed
with gravel racks.......... REDUCED! $2,900
‘56 CHEVY, 2-ton truck, new 350 engine,
2-speed rear-end, with new 16' bed,
stock racks, Nice!!! ...... REDUCED $2,900
‘94 CZ MFG, fifth-wheel trailer,
dual axle, 8.75x16.5 LT tires ............ $7,500
on 10-hole Budds, 255/70R22.5, approx.
60% tread. Price below ½ of new! ..ea $175
6-cylinder engine, Rhino winch, stored inside,
Runs good!!! .............. REDUCED $2,900
JD LZB, 36' grain drills, 3-unit set, 14" spacing, hoe
style, newer Barber dry fertilizer boxes, hitch . $5,000
JD LZ1010, 40'x10", 5-unit set, good packers,
hyd. depth control, spring trip .REDUCED! $6,000
3-JD HZ's, 16" spacing, no hitch, hydraulics
some packer wear, ea .....REDUCED! $2,000
JD HZ, 3-unit set, 14" spacing, 2-years on points,
square tubing hitch, Good Shape! ........ $5,000
JD EZ147, 32' grain drills, 4-unit set,
7" spacing, hoe style, good points,
handle depth control. REDUCED! $2,800
JD LL, 3-unit set, 30'x7", double disc, good
blades, manual depth, with hitch....... $1,500
IH 7100, 48' grain drills, 4-unit set, 18" spacing,
sealed bearings on Barnes capped split packers,
Barnes rebuilt axles & A-frames on openers,
manual transports, hitch, with
extra packers & parts .................. $11,500
IH 6200, 30', 3-unit set, DD-6" spacing,
good 13" blades, split boxes–grain &
dry fertilizer, grass seed boxes not used,
3" packers, hydraulic transport............. CALL
IH 150, 36'x10", 3-unit set, V-packers,
2-steel boots, 1-cast boot, hitch & hyds. $5,500
IH DSA, 36'x10", 3-unit set, newer points,
Barnes capped packers, Barnes bearing
update, Calkins hitch, Good Shape! ...... $4,000
STOESS HITCH, older 5-unit for JD HZ ... $1,500
IH TD9, dozer tractor with 9' Holt blade,
2nd owner, recent tune-up, have
operating books. Good older tractor!. $4,800
CASE 4690, 261-hp, 20.8x34
tires, Runs Good! .....REDUCED! $7,750
IH 400, gas 4-cylinder, wide front, 13.6x38
rear, 6.50x16 front, 3-point, PTO, loader
and 5-1/2' front blade, runs good ... $2,800
guidance system with light bar, GPS
antenna, cable. Everything to start! ...... $800
GOOD YEAR, Ultra Torque 480/80R38
tractor tire, replaces 18.4R38, over 50%
tread. GOOD DEAL! .........1/2 OF NEW $750
2-USED RUBBER TRACKS, for Challenger,
mismatched, 30" .............. $750 & $1,800
26', 7-blade unit, approx. 700-acres, extra
blade with it, Nice! .... REDUCED! $19,500
LILLISTON 7600, 14' Tillager Chisel Chopper,
3-rows of plow shanks .. REDUCED! $1,980
CALKINS 1600, 33' chisel plow, tandems on
main frame and wings, newer hydraulic depth
control cylinders, 16" sweeps,
with Calkins white color harrow..$10,000
JD 1600, 35' chisel plow, newer 1-1/4"
shank assemblies, tandems on main frame
& wings, 14" sweeps, Calkins green vintage
harrow, newer tines. Choose from 2 .. $7,500
OLDER CHISEL PLOW, 15',15-shanks,
20" sweeps ...................................... $800
JD 3600, 5-bottom moldboard plow,
spring trip, good shears & tires ......... $2,400
JD 3100, 10-bottom moldboard plow,
ED-KA conversion, Nice unit! ............. $3,900
Darrel Parsons
Cell: (509) 681-1277
Email: [email protected]
'91 JD 9600, 1880-S-hrs, showing, newer
30.5x32 singles, adjustable rear axle,
updated walker blocks, fixed chaffer with
risers, spreader, dealer inspected and OH
annually, with JD 930 header,
good HS flighting, updated wobble
box, header cart and dolly. Nice!$39,000
'90 JD 9600, 3300-S-hrs, newer 30.5x32
tires, HD rear axle, updated walker blocks,
fixed chaffer, chaff & straw spreader,
newer air seat, A/C just overhauled,
'00 JD 930 header, pick-up reel,
Stoess header cart .................. $34,000
'83 JD 6620, 1900-hrs showing,spreader,
HD rear axle, axle extensions, grain
monitor, 20.8Lx26 drive tires, dual range
cylinder drive, 16.5L rear tires, with
JD 20' header & pickup reel, HS ...... $8,000
'83 JD 6620, SideHill, 3475-hrs, 28Lx26
drive tires, 11.25x24 SL rear tires, dual
range cyl. drive, spreader, HD rear axle,
with JD 222 header, cart, approx $500 of
extra parts, stored inside,
2nd owner .............REDUCED! $9,800
'81 JD 6622, Hillside, 2437-hrs showing,
spreader, monitor, 24.5x32 drivers, 14.9x24
rears, JD 22' header & pickup reel . $10,000
HEADER CART, needs resting arms ....... $500
CALKINS 4+4, 38' cultivator, 7" spacing,
lime green vintage, hyd cylinder, 9.5Lx15's,
tandems on wings, Morris spring-tine . $6,500
32', lime green, vintage, hydraulics... $3,000
JD 1000, 42' cultivator, tandems on main
frame, 9" spacing, sweeps, bearings
in wheel pivots, newer Morris harrow. $4,800
JD 1000, 42' cultivator, tandems on main
frame, 9" spacing, sweeps, bearings
in wheel pivots, newer Morris harrow. $4,800
JD JD 1000, 42' cultivator, tandems on
main frame, single on wings,
9" spacing with JD harrow ............... $4,500
CALKINS 4+4, 36', cultivator, 9" spacing,
red hyd. cylinder vintage, tandems on main
frame & wings, set up for fertilizer, 10"
sweeps, with Calkins white color mounted
harrow. Packers not included ............ $7,500
GLENCOE, 42' cultivator, tandems on
main frame & wings ....................... $1,500
GLENCOE, 34' cultivator, 10" sweeps,
singles on wings ......... REDUCED! $1,350
8" spacing, sweeps, with
Morris harrow .............. REDUCED! $3,500
9" spacing, sweeps, with harrow............ $3,000
'08 NH 488, mower-conditioner,
full length rubber rolls, sickle-bar style,
side-pull style with manual
swing-tongue, new $15,000,
Nice! .................. ASKING $10,500
NH 1033, pull-type balewagon, 104-bales
14x18 or 83 bales 16x18, 3-wide.... $5,000
off of 1026 tractor.......................... $1,750
Hunting a Deal!
WESTFIELD W80-31, 31'x8" auger,
single-phase 5-hp motor, 1 Owner! .. $1,000
BRAND NEW SPICER, rear differential housing,
customer purchased and never used, fits 1985
IH S1900 wheat truck, stored inside .... $1,600
SNOW BLOWER, 6½', newer gear box &
drive shaft, unknown mfg, 3-point style $650
2-DIESEL TANKS, 1,000 gal ea,
without pump and hose ...................... $500
DIESEL TANK, approximately 400-gallons,
electric pump, filter & hose, with stand . $440
DIESEL TANK, approximately 500-gallons,
electric pump, filter & hose ................. $400
GAS FUEL TANK, 1,000-gal, with
12-V pump and hose .......................... $700
includes mounts, bats & spring trip , ea ....$175
½", approximately 23" long...................CALL
MORRIS, heavy tine harrow, 1/2", approx 27"
long, like new, enough for 50' cart, some
H.S., some with hard caps. 1/2 of new, ea.$13
27-CALKINS, Culta-Weeder
fertiizer shanks, good shape, ea ............. $35
HOWARD, 7' rotovator, tiller, 3-point . $4,000
DEARBORN, side-mount mower for
Ford 8N tractor .................................. CALL
GOODYEAR, Ultra Torque 480/80R38
tractor tire, replaces 18.4R38, over 50%
tread. GOOD DEAL! ........ 1/2 OF NEW $750
24" bars approximately 1½" tall, ea $1,500
JD HZ DRILL HITCH, 4-unit ................ $800
JD HZ DRILL HITCH, 4-unit ................ $500
JD HZ SINGLE DRILL HITCH, ........... $200
CALKINS, 31' side-hill hitch ................... $400
DRILL HITCH, for JD 9300 drills, 4-unit..........
OLDER HITCH, orange color, for
KBA/skew treaders? .......................... $100
LAND PRIDE RB3584, 7' rear blade,
3-way positions: angle, tilt & offset, Cat I
or II for 30-80-hp. New cost is $1,500
with tax. This one is barely used! ..... $1,000
NH 354, grinder/mixer, 540-PTO,
used for grinding grain, stored
inside. Good Shape!................... $5,000
WESTFIELD WR100-71, 10"x71' grain
bin auger, PTO drive, Good Shape! ... $3,900
BARBER, 6" grain auger ....................... $200
BARBER, 6" drill-fill seed auger .............. $300
FERTILIZER SHANKS, 25"x3⁄4", ea ....... $2500
2-USED RUBBER TRACKS, for Challenger,
mismatched, 30" .............. $750 & $1,800
GORDON CHAFFER SET, for Case 2388,
.45", for barley, oats, beans, ect. ......... $500
CALKINS, 50' Culta-Weeder, standard shanks,
lime green vintage cylinders, front
gauge wheels, with Calkins harrow . $11,000
CALKINS, 30' Culta-Weeder, lime green
hydraulic cylinder vintage, good wear parts
& tires, newer Summers mounted
harrow, 3⁄8", Nice Unit! REDUCED! $5,200
CALKINS, 10 ½' weeders, with Stoess
transportable hitch, 70', lime green
vintage style, 1" rods, square shafts,
handle depth control..................... $17,500
6-CALKINS, 60' HD weeders, hyd depth,
yellow vintage style, square drive shaft,
7/8" rods, with Stoess hitch, Nice! $10,500
6-CALKINS, 60' weeders, manual depth,
yellow vintage style, 1" rods, with
Stoess hitch, no pulls ....................... $6,500
CALKINS, 48' weeders, 4-unit set,
1" rods, handle depth control, spreaders
with cable hitch ................................. $1,200
6-CALKINS, 10 ½' weeders, lime green
vintage, 1" rods, handle depth control,
good shape, ea...................................... $650
5-IH 80, 60' weeders, hyd depth, 1" rods,
with stiff hitch ................................ $5,000
LEON 8236, 36', low usage,
wing-up style, with harrow ............... $2,250
MORRIS B3-48, 48' Culta-Weeder,
with shanks, Good Shape! ............... $3,500
5-DRIVE LINES, fits Calkins 5-section CultaWeeder, with bearings, some misc. parts $1,200
WEEDER CABLE HITCH, 72', can use
(6) 12' weeders, ½" cable,
Good Shape! ...............REDUCED! $750
HERMAN CART, 60', 4 bar, with Valmar 3220
newer 12-hp Honda, good teeth.......... $3,500
OLDER CART, 60', with Pepin 5-bar harrow,
good teeth, length ............................. $1,800
12-MISC HARROW SECTIONS, spring tine,
5', 5-bar harrow, some wear on tines .....ea $40
AC 2600D, 30' disk, tandems on wings & main frame, scrapers, good blades, 23"
front blades, 24" rear blades, Nice!........................................................................
AC KT, 14' disk, heavy unit for size, tandem tires,
good blades, hydraulic depth control .. $3,500
4-JD KBA DISKS, 10' without hitch, ea $100
SHOP BUILT SPRAYER, 105', 1000-gal.
KRAUSE 1416, 25' disk, 4-5 years on front
stainless, split tank, ball valve in between
blades, rear gang bearings replaced
for hillside, or use as tow-between
last year, scrapers ...... REDUCED! $4,000
ground drive. REDUCED! $5,800
TOWNER, 27' disks, 9" spacing,
3-sections per disk ... REDUCED! 5,200 SPRAYER, 90', 1200-gallon aluminum $
tank, ground drive, Smuckers marker .. 3,600
MCGREGOR TYPE, 80' folding sprayer,
750-gallon stainless tank, Micro-Trak
HINSON 812, grain cart, 1000-PTO,
5-boom controller, agitator .............. $2,900
approx. 400 BU, dual axle, newer
HUNT, 50' fertilizer machine,
385/65R22.5 tires, newer gear box 2,800
14" spacing, 1500-gallon stainless
SHOP BUILT, grain cart, approx. 350 BU,
steel tank, no pump, extra shanks .... $6,500
hydraulic drive, low profile................ $2,000
SS, 3 rows of 24" shanks, 12" spacing, hyd.
pump drive, extra parts: spindles, without towbetween 1200--gal poly tank & pump.... $3,500
BLUMHARDT, tow-between cart, with Brandt
84' spray booms, 2-year old Raven control
valves, Raven SCS440-NVM control
head and wiring .............................. $5,800
WESTERN AG, tow-between cart, 1000-poly
tank, 15-22.5 tires, with hyd pump.....$3,500
STAINLESS STEEL TANK, 750-gallon ..$2,800
'81 NH 1068, bale wagon, self-propelled,
3900-hrs, diesel, newer rear tires ... $18,500
500-gallon, not certified ....................$1,200
October 2014, “The Growers’ Guide” Page C4
Better Than New Since 1970
The Rebuilding
(509) 745-8588
Waterville, WA
BRENT CPC, 7-shank disc- ripper
with rear paddles ......................... $11,500
sprayer, 3-pt,
300-gal plastic tank,
36' booms,
Raven 440,
foam marker
CUSTOM TRAILER, pintle hitch, 140"
tongue, tandem axle, duals, 18' bed
with 40" steel grain sides, double
cylinder hoist, air brakes ...... $4,500
Kaelin Farms • (509) 924-4594
Soon To Be A
Day Cab!
'06 PETE 379, short hood, Cat C15
@ 475-hp, 13-speed, Jake, 3/8" frame,
265-WB, new 11-24.5 tires, aluminum wheels,
dual exhaust & air cleaners.
Will soon be a day cab ..... $
'06 STERLING, tandem, Cat C7
@ 275-hp, Allison 6-spd auto, 175K-miles,
58,000-GVW, new Grain Master 20'x8.5'
grain box with 54" sides,
30-T hoist and roll-over tarp .. $
Add the mounted
drill-fill ...........................$
'04 IH 4400, DT530 @ 300-hp,
MD 3060 automatic, Air Ride, low miles,
new Grain Master 20'x8.5'
grain box, roll-over tarp ....... $
(509) 725-1765
23623 SR 28 N., Davenport, WA
Lawrence "Dave" Baumgartner
Home 208-285-1177
e-mail: [email protected] Genesee, ID Cell 509-330-0199
David Buob
e-mail: [email protected] Edwall, WA
Cell 509-368-4834
Mardy Fisher
e-mail: [email protected] Cataldo, ID
Cell 208-660-9300
Libke Insurance Assoc., Inc
Gil Hanson or Casey Haden
Wilbur, WA
e-mail: [email protected]
FAX 509-647-2042
Tim Hahner
e-mail: [email protected] Fairfield, WA
Cell 509-435-5446
Sharon McCoy
e-mail: [email protected] d'Alene, ID Cell 208-818-4496
Peggy Miller
e-mail: [email protected] Davenport, WA
Cell 509-721-0135
Paul Schmidt
Mansfield, WA
Joe Schmitz
e-mail: [email protected] Spring Valley, WA Cell 509-868-2983
Tom Solbrack
Rosalia/Colfax, WA
e-mail: [email protected]
Cell 509-868-1871
Ben Wolf
e-mail: [email protected] Uniontown, WA
Cell 509-432-1054
Joe Schmitz, Spring Valley, WA
1st VICE PRES.: Lawrence "Dave" Baumgartner, Genesee, ID 208-285-1177
2nd VICE PRES.: Tom Solbrack, Colfax/Rosalia, WA
TREASURER: David Buob, Edwall, WA
Linda Flaig, Spokane Valley, WA
[email protected]
Cell 509-993-6220
ASSIST. SECRETARY: Sharon McCoy, Coeur d'Alene, ID 208-664-9400
Dairy Focus: The Basics Of Corn Silage
By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Now is the time for final preparations for conditions into a 30-year historical perspective and offers trend projections (based on
the corn silage harvest.
Years ago, experts recommended that climatology) through the end of the calendar
corn silage be harvested at the black-layer year. You can find it at
stage of maturity. In recent years, research groups/u2u/gdd.
While this tool is not meant to be a crystal
and field experience have shown that this
data and information derived from the
practice usually results in silage that is too
tool can be used to make helpful inferences
dry to be well-utilized by dairy cows.
Positioning of the kernel milk line is about your current conditions, especially
another method of maturity staging that has when combined with personal experience
been used as an indicator of when to harvest and localized knowledge. Note that data is
whole-plant corn for silage. The best lacta- limited to states within the U2U project area,
tion performance by dairy cows has been which include North and South Dakota and
shown to occur at roughly the one-half milk Minnesota. It is really quite simple to use.
Zoom in on the map, find your area and click
line stage of maturity.
But recent research and field experi- on “create a graph.”
Your ideal silage moisture depends on the
ence have shown considerable variation
in the relationship between whole-plant storage structures you have.
The cutter bar setting is another important
moisture content and positioning of the
in making high-quality corn silage. If
kernel milk line. This variation is related to
differences in hybrids and their dry-down you are using a kernel processor (all kernels
characteristics and differences in growing are crushed), then set the theoretical length of
conditions. Blindly harvesting whole-plant cut at ¾ inch and the processor silage roller at
corn for silage at the one-half milk line 1 to 2 millimeters. For unprocessed corn silage,
sometimes will result in silage without the set the theoretical length of cut at ¼ inch, but
right moisture content for good preservation make sure some pieces of stalk are about ½
to ¾ inch long to help maintain effective fiber
and utilization.
The best use of kernel milk line posi- in the ration. The dryer the silage, the higher
tioning is as an indicator of when to start the value of the kernel processing.
Packing silage, especially in bags, bunkers
monitoring whole-plant moisture content.
Once most of the kernels are dented and and piles, also is very important. With bags, set
the milk line is visible, this is the time to the tension as tight as possible. The goal is 14
chop some whole plants for measurement pounds of dry matter or more per square foot
of moisture content. Whole-plant moisture of silage. Bunkers and piles should be filled
content should be your trigger for when to using the wedge method, which is filling at a
40-degree angle. Com silage should be spread
harvest corn silage.
You must pay special attention to mak- into layers no thicker than 6 to 8 inches and
ing an accurate determination of moisture then packed completely before the next load
content. Most years, corn takes 55 to 60 days is delivered.
With the speed at which commercial harto go from three-fourths silking to the black
layer. The chopping time for corn silage is vesters can deliver forage to the yard, packing
about 10 to 15 days before the corn reaches can be a challenge. A common question is how
the black layer. Be sure to check the whole- many tractors are needed to accomplish the
task of packing.
plant moisture to fine-tune timing.
Brian Holmes, University of Wisconsin
Another useful tool is U2U Decision Support Tools. The Corn Growing Degree Day Extension agricultural engineer, developed
continued on page C7
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As the decline of honey bee populations garners international attention, David Crowder and Eli Bloom are turning
to a different breed of bees for pollination services.
Their three-year research project will help farmers and
scientists understand native bee communities on small-scale
farms in western Washington with support from a nearly
half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
“Scientists really don’t know what an optimal native bee
community on a farm in western Washington looks like,
so that’s going to be exciting to find out,” said Crowder,
an entomologist who studies insect ecology at Washington
State University.
Bloom, a Ph.D. student who began studies with Crowder a
year ago, has been working closely with farmers in rural and
urban areas of King and Thurston counties. He has collected
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MSU’s TechLink Plays Important
Role In Combating Ebola Outbreak
Montana State University Communications
A Montana State University center specializing in transferring U.S. military technology to the private sector played a
key role in an experimental treatment that may have saved
the lives of two American medical missionaries infected with
Ebola and might hold hope for thousands more.
Physician Kent Brantly and aid worker Nancy Writebol
were both treated in July with ZMapp, an experimental drug
that had its origins in the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and was then shepherded into
the private sector thanks to MSU’s TechLink and the Army
technology transfer office.
More than 2,600 people have died from Ebola in western
Africa in recent months. Last week, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention said a worst-case scenario could have
1.4 million people infected by late January.
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
Diseases developed one of the key components of ZMapp
as part of its mission to protect American soldiers and public
health against potential bio-warfare agents and diseases, said
Laurel Halfpap, a TechLink senior technology manager.
Five years ago, Halfpap facilitated a license agreement
between the Army and San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical. The company combined an Army-developed
antibody with two other antibodies to create ZMapp, which
was administered to Brantly and Writebol in July. Both have
fully recovered.
“Like many inventions that start with a military purpose, there can be profound dividends on the homefront,”
Halfpap said.
Should ZMapp receive approval from the Food and Drug
Administration, the Ebola-fighting product could be added
to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, a repository of
vaccines and therapeutics available in the case of a national
emergency involving bioterrorism or a natural epidemic.
Will Swearingen, TechLink’s executive director, credits
the work of Halfpap in helping to broker the deal with Mapp
“TechLink functions as a national partnership intermediary
for the Department of Defense,” Swearingen said. “DOD,
like all federal agencies, operates under a congressional
mandate to transfer its taxpayer-funded inventions to the
private sector in order to stimulate the U.S. economy, create
jobs, increase our technological competitiveness globally
and benefit the public.”
With approximately 60 labs, the DOD generates around
550 patents annually, with inventions in virtually all technology fields, including medical technology, advanced materials, software, electronics and communications. Each year,
Bozeman-based TechLink transfers 50-100 DOD inventions
to private industry, Swearingen said.
TechLink is the only organization that reviews all of the
patented inventions coming out of the entire DOD laboratory
system, according to Swearingen.
“The DOD trusts us to select the inventions that we believe
would be of greatest interest and then actively market them
to companies nationwide,” Swearingen said.
According to an economic impact study DOD commissioned in 2012, TechLink’s licensing and other technology
transfer agreements had— over 10 years—generated more
than $1 billion in sales of new products and services nationwide. Factoring direct and spinoff benefits, these agreements
generated $3 billion in economic output and created or
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A close relative of the cereal cyst nematode was discovered in Washington for the first time this summer. Scientists
don’t believe quarantines will be required but are assessing
the significance of the discovery.
“We’ve been dealing with a similar nematode for several
years,” said Timothy Murray, a plant pathologist at Washington State University.
“This new species will have a comparable impact to the
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Richard Smiley, an Oregon State University professor,
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County, Wash.
The nematode is listed as a quarantine pest by the U.S.
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service to develop appropriate responses.
The recommended treatment for the pest is crop rotation
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nematode numbers low, thus reducing damage.
“These nematodes are significant pests around the world,”
Murray said. “But there isn’t really a reason to quarantine
fields in Washington since the nematode is already established
and our farmers know how to manage them.”
Once nematodes are present, they are difficult to eliminate.
Since they can’t grow on peas or lentils, significant numbers
die during crop rotation.
Murray said quarantine is useful in areas where a pest is
newly introduced and could be prevented from spreading.
But since this nematode already is established in Washington
fields, quarantine is unlikely to be effective.
“We estimate the new pest was introduced 10 to 15 years
ago,” he said.
He also said Smiley’s research has shown that yield losses
due to cereal cyst nematodes rarely exceed 10 percent, with
a conservative estimate that nematodes do around $3.4 million in damage each year.
Murray said more surveys are needed to see how far the
species has spread. The better the pest can be tracked, the more
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“Honey bees are an unusual species in that they form these
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food and care to support a few offspring,” Crowder said.
The more than 20,000 bee species in the world have a wide
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Although some native bees produce honey, the ones Crowder
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The costs of rearing honey bees to pollinate crops, or even
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farmers are interested in using native bees as an alternative.
Although native bees are often less abundant, Crowder said
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a growing season.
Working directly with farmers, Crower and Bloom will
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on practical techniques to promote native bee health and
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“What excites me the most is in the very short term we
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these bee communities,” Crowder said. He’s also hopeful
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liquidity remains high and interest rates remain low, financing
risk should also remain low.
At Export Exchange 2014, the
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of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, Terry Barr, senior director of CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, will delve
further into this topic.
“In the last decade, we’ve had tremendous amounts of liquidity on a global basis,” Barr said. “The central banks have
made significant infusions into the financial markets. The last
decade has been a very atypical period with near zero interest
rates and very accommodative central banks across the globe.”
The last few years have also been characterized by significant increases in supplies of all grain commodities, as growing
countries continue to expand operations.
A larger supply drives commodity prices down, as has been
seen in U.S. corn marketing with its 2013/2014 corn crop. The
price dropped more than 30 percent in 2013 and another 20
percent this year. This trend, coupled with plenty of available
capital, means the cost for importing grains over the next eight
to 12 months will be low.
Looking toward the future, expectations are that the competition for capital will increase as markets normalize from an
unusually long period of high liquidity and low interest rates.
“Once we get to a transitioning period with these commodity
markets, I would expect to see increased costs going forward,”
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that is going to offset all the benefits that would occur to the
importer from lower grain and oil food supply prices.”
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By Rachel Webber, WSU CAHNRS Communications
The Washington Grain Commission an- that exists between the WSU College of
nounced Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2014) a $5 Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource
million gift to expand facilities and advance Sciences and the Washington Grain Commisgrain research at Washington State Univer- sion that partnered to construct the facility,
sity. Plant growth facilities are central to and USDA-ARS that funded the equipment
developing grain varieties through WSU’s necessary to conduct the research,” said Jim
plant breeding programs.
Moyer, director of the WSU Agricultural
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search forward was, they told us they needed required by a billion-dollar grain industry.”
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9,500 square feet of greenhouse space on
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two levels. This phase will also introduce
grain growers as they will be able to plant
10,500 square feet of indoor space for reimproved varieties of wheat and barley and
search and equipment.
they will be available sooner.”
Phase 1 will be completed in 2015. To
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Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
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respond to changes in the cost of ingredients.
Under the old feed labeling regulations, feed millers might
be hesitant—solely because of the cost of relabeling—to
shift from corn to wheat or domestic rice in response to price
changes. The new regulations will make it easier to change
ingredients and will make Japanese feed millers more pricedriven. In the end, Japanese consumers will be the big winners.
These labeling regulations focus on consistency of ingredients to ensure quality and protect livestock producers.
Standards are very high and, before the revisions, lacked
flexibility that sometimes added substantial costs.
As global feed markets became more competitive, and
as feed ingredients became increasingly diversified by type
and origin, these regulations became increasingly burdensome. For example, a Japanese feed manufacturer would be
handicapped by costly relabeling requirements if he actively
pursued lowest-cost formulations in an ever-changing and
competitive marketplace.
“The new regulations are a long-awaited and are a desirable deregulation,” said Tommy Hamamoto, U.S. Grains
Council director in Japan. “Feed manufacturers will be allowed a wider range in the percentage composition of various
ingredients. For example, a 4 percent label for an ingredient
might allow a 2 to 6 percent range in the product.”
“Quality will be maintained, but it will be possible to
react to rapidly changing ingredient pricing without triggering costly relabeling requirements. In addition, tailored
feed compound products will be exempt from the labeling,
which will also reduce costs.”
The revised regulations are scheduled to be introduced
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Heartland Institute Climate Experts Comment
On 18 Straight Years Of No Global Warming
From Jim Lakely, Director of Communications, Heartland Institute
According to satellite data released this Academy of Sciences, has been able to find
month by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), the distinct human fingerprint except those
which provides data used by NASA, NOAA, who falsely claim such a warming is uniquely
and the National Science Foundation, the human-caused.
“Late 20th century warming stopped about
global mean surface temperature has not
risen for 18 consecutive years. This extends 18 years ago. Climate models cannot explain
the so-called “pause” in global warming to a why, even though, according to the White
new record, one not predicted by the climate House, federal expenditures on climate scimodels of the United Nations’ International ence and programs to fight global warming/
climate change amount to about $22.5 billion
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The following statements are from climate a year. There is no scientific reason to assume
science and policy experts at The Heart- significant warming will occur in the future
land Institute, a free-market think tank: from human carbon dioxide emission.
“The EPA and the Obama administration
“To the world’s climate alarmists, atmospheric carbon dioxide is a dangerous trace have embarked on a program of eliminating
gas, and for years, they have been insisting electricity generation from even the most efits increase will raise global temperatures ficient and cleanest modern coal-fired power
and wreak havoc upon Earth’s climate and plants, without carbon capture and storage, a
biosphere. Yet, despite a 9 percent increase technology untested for general application.
in CO2 over the past 18 years, there has been All this is based on a perceived threat to huno rise in global temperature. Think about man health that cannot be shown to exist. It is
that. Over this time period the air’s CO2 past time to stop the madness of wasting great
content has risen some 40 parts per million, sums of money on EPA’s imaginary threat to
which represents fully one-third the total human health.”
global CO2 increase since the beginning of —Kenneth Haapala, Executive Vice President,
the Industrial Revolution, yet contrary to Science and Environmental Policy Project
model projections, planetary temperatures (SEPP); [email protected]; 312-377-4000
“The global warming scare is driven by
have failed to rise.
climate model forecasts of the
“It’s time for global warming die-hards to
are unreliable, then there
face the facts. Stop denying the models have
is little basis for concern, since real-world
got global temperature projections wrong.
observations show that the climate change
Stop denying CO2 has a lower climate senof the past century falls well within natural
sitivity than you have been claiming. Stop
variability. In 2008, the NOAA ‘State of
denying the societal benefits of continued
the Climate’ report specified exactly what
fossil fuel use. It’s not too late to make a
observations would indicate whether the
course correction and support sound science.”
models are reliable or not: Fifteen years of
—Craig D. Idso, Senior Fellow, Environno warming. In 2009, climate scientist Phil
ment, The Heartland Institute, Co-editor,
Jones agreed, telling a colleague in one of
Nongovernmental International Panel on
the leaked Climategate emails: Bottom line:
Climate Change;; ci- the “no upward trend” has to continue for
[email protected]; 312/377-4000
a total of 15 years before we get worried.”
“The ongoing 18 years without any warm“Having just passed 18 years with no
ing strongly contradict alarmist predictions of warming, the criteria, as set by alarmists
global warming doom-and-gloom. According themselves, is now satisfied. The global
to nearly all of the United Nations’ computer warming scare is over.”
models, this lack of warming could not occur. —Tom Harris, Executive Director, InterThe real-world climate proves the alarmist national Climate Science Coalition, Policy
computer models overstate the warming Advisor, Energy and Environment, The
properties of carbon dioxide. Even when Heartland Institute; [email protected] resumes its modest warming, which it; 312/377-4000
likely will at some point in the next couple of
“Eighteen years of no warming. That
decades, the pace of warming will continue means this year’s high school graduates were
to be quite modest and beneficial to human raised to believe in and fear something that
welfare and global ecosystems.”
stopped happening before they were born.
—James M. Taylor, Senior fellow for Envi- We’ve had as many years of relatively steady
ronmental Policy, The Heartland Institute; temperatures as we had actual years of [email protected]; 727/215-3192
ing since the ice age panic of the 1970s. Grow“The EPA claimed that carbon dioxide ing Antarctic ice sheets, increased greening
emissions are pollutants that endangers human of the earth, more walruses and polar bears
health, even though carbon dioxide is neces- than at any time since the beginning of the 20th
sary for life on this planet. Green plants need century, fewer hurricanes and tornadoes, only
carbon dioxide for photosynthesis to create a modest sea level rise, longer life spans and
the food plants and animals need to survive. better overall health ... if these are the terrors
“The EPA stated that it based its finding of global warming, I’ll have more please.
on three lines of evidence. These lines of
“Every one of the climate models missed
evidence do not exist, or no longer exist. the lull. You’ve got to ask yourself, ‘Are you
They are: (1) a distinct human fingerprint in going to believe what the modelers tell you,
the atmosphere over the tropics; (2) late 20th or are you going to believe your lying eyes,’
century warming was unusual; and (3) climate which in this case is the actual measured
models predict that human-caused warming temperature data? I’ll take hard data over
would become dangerous to humans in the faulty models any day.”
21st century. No one, including the National
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October 2014, “The Growers’ Guide” Page C13
Climate continued from page C12
—H. Sterling Burnett, Research Fellow, Environment &
Energy Policy, The Heartland Institute, Managing Editor,
Environment & Climate News; [email protected];
“The celebration of 18 years with no global warming,
despite the fastest increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide
in a millennia (2 ppm per year), shows that the fear of using
our abundant, economical, and geographically distributed
fossil fuels is nonsense.
“Due to consternation among climate alarmists, 52 explanations have been produced to date for the pause in global
warming, most claiming heat is hidden somewhere in the
ocean. These claims are fiction, as was the claim by a British
meteorologist in 2001 that children today, in 2014, would
never witness snow.
“Let the U.S. go forward and create the millions of jobs
and trillions of dollars of revenue by being the energy supplier of the world with coal, oil, and natural gas. Abundant,
cheap energy for poor nations can help eliminate poverty
and health problems like the current Ebola outbreak.”
—James H. Rust, Professor of nuclear engineering (Ret.),
Georgia Tech Policy Advisor, The Heartland Institute; [email protected]; 312/377-4000
“As the global temperature standstill hits 18 years beyond
what the models predicted the climate activists are left with
more than 50 excuses to explain why temperatures are not rising.
“The ‘pause’ reveals that it is scientifically obvious that
carbon dioxide is not the overriding driver of the climate.
The global warming movement has morphed into a coalition of ‘climate cause deniers.’ They deny the hundreds of
causes and variables of climate change and pretend CO2 is
the ‘control knob’ overriding all the others.”
—Marc Morano, Publisher, Climate Depot; [email protected]; 312/377-4000
“Yes there has been no warming for 18 years, but The
New York Times has just reactivated it’s environmental
global warming/climate change coverage team to increase
coverage of what they regard as the most serious issue of
our time. At the Times Web site, where it announced this
new climate team, I posted this comment:
“There has not been any significant man-made global
warming in the past, there is none now, and there is no
reason to expect any in the future. The computer models
that predicted the warming have failed to verify. There has
been no warming in 18 years. The ice at the poles is stable.
The polar bears are increasing. The oceans are not rising.
The march in New York was a political event dominated by
communists and socialists who are using climate change as a
devise to raise anti-capitalism hell. This is a great distortion
of science with a political agenda driven by huge federal tax
dollar research grants. I strongly urge the reporter group at
the Times to break the really big story and research and see
it through: Global warming/climate change has become a
politically driven folly without any verified scientific basis.
The evidence to support what I have said is there for the
looking. Start with the Nongovernmental Panel on Climate
Change and the work of Patrick Moore, one of the founders
of Greenpeace, and go from there. It can be the investigative
story of your lifetimes. Go for it.”
“The facts are on the side of the skeptics, but the media
remains totally committed to the ‘97 percent consensus’ lie.”
continued on page C14
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atmosphere would warm, as promised. But
until such time as the planet starts cooperating with the activists, they’re all just happy
to continue farming the way each of them
chooses to—knowing that however much
CO2 they emit, it could never possibly have
an appreciable effect on the planet.”
—Mischa Popoff, Policy Advisor, The
Heartland Institute; [email protected];
“One would think that, after 18 years
in which there has been no increase in the
average global temperature as predicted by
the IPCC and every other environmental
organization, they might be inclined to concede that global warming is not happening.
When the endless computer models that
predicted warming turned out to be wrong,
you might think that the news media would
report this extraordinary result. When Hollywood actors, economists, and others with
no background in science
continue to proclaim global
warming, we can feel confident to dismiss them.
“But the worst of this 18year anniversary of the lack
of warming is the fact we
have a president, a secretary
of state, and others in the
Obama administration who
continue not only to proclaim
warming, now called climate
change, but suggesting that
it is the greatest threat to
the nation and the world.
The absurdity of this should
hold them up to ridicule, but
these pronouncements are
published without criticism.
“The current cooling cycle
Earth is experiencing will
continue for many years to
come, and its cause is nothing more mysterious than
our Sun, which is, itself, in a
natural cycle of lower radiation. As always, nature, not
man, will have the last word.”
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“But here we are in 2014 and there has
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The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) board
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the groups had to be on board to pursue any enhancement.
USCA President Jon Wooster issued the following statement:
“Cattle producers deserve an enhanced Checkoff program
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substantial, recommended enhancements are made.”
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will now shift our focus to supporting Secretary Vilsack’s
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MF 1505, 174-PTO-hp, diesel,
manual transmission, cab .................. $7,500
KUBOTA M4950DT, diesel,
4WD, 49-PTO/55E-hp, synchro trans $9,500
ASV RC30, skid-steer, rubber
tracks, bucket, diesel, hydro drive ..... $12,500
MF 880, 6-btm plow, auto reset ... $3,500
Sunflower offers a full-line of innovative, hardworking products including field cultivators, soil conditioners, chisel plows, grain drills and
America’s top-selling disc harrow line. Plus, Sunflower tillage equipment provides some of the highest resale values on the market.
• The new 1435 Series disc harrows offer more weight for better penetration and with C-Flex mounted scrapers for more effective disc
scraping for more efficient operation in the toughest field conditions.
• The 1435 Series offers seven models ranging from 20-ft. 7-in., to 35-ft. 10-in. working widths with over-center wing fold for narrow transport.
Stop by and see us today for more information. Accept no imitations — there is only one — Sunflower.
SUNFLOWER 1435, 30’ disc, low use,
under warranty, 24x1/4” blades,
3-bar flex, hyd self-leveling tongue ...$57,500
IH 500, 16’ tandem offset
disc, on rubber, good condition..... $5,200
Phone (208) 743-7171 • Lewiston, ID • 227 20TH Street North
“The People with the Positive Approach”
HESSTON 4790, 3x4 baler,
cutter, knotter fan, hyd lift ........ $42,000
✔ Heavy Duty
Drive Components
✔ Heavy Gauge
Sheet Metal
NEW RHINO FR240 25-ft Bat-Wing rotary cutter
Ensures a clean cut with spring-cushioned, mechanical level life
axles; front-to-rear leveling control rods; and one-half-inch x 4-inch
updraft blades with 6-inch overlap.
✔ Great
NEW RHINO RC125 25-ft Flail mower
5-Year Limited Warranty on gearbox.
End tow package available for ease of transport.
Shredder blades are Tungsten Carbide hard surfaced for maximum life.
‘09 MF 2170, 3x4 baler,
std chute, single axle, 22,839-bales$74,000
Phone (208) 743-7171 • Lewiston, ID • 227 20TH Street North
“The People with the Positive Approach”
NH 1116, 16’ windrower,
diesel, cab, A/C .......................... $9,500