Posts from "August, 2010"

Introducing the 700 Series Lexions

If last weeks topic—Gleaner’s new transverse rotaries, in case you didn’t read it—wasn’t enough to satisfy your desire to see new combines. Here are some more for you to look at it. Claas has just unveiled its new, 700 Series Lexions. Claas has five models available for 2011 in its new 700 Series Lexion combine

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Supply managed beef industry?

I know many Canadian beef producers have been reluctant to consider the concept of supply managed beef production, but there may come a day when egos have to bite the bullet and seriously look at that option. I understand the last rancher who used the words “supply management” at a producer meeting mysteriously ended up

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The new Gleaner

  The S77 Tritura is the first of the new breed of transverse rotary Gleaners. Photo: courtesy AGCO. Earlier this year, Grainews was the first western Canadian farm publication to break the news AGCO intended to release updated versions of its transverse rotary Gleaner combines. A few weeks ago, on this blog, I promised you

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The world’s most comprehensive crop report

A quick trip from Calgary to Saskatoon, last week, cross country through Hanna then to Kindersley and Rosetown, to Perdue and then Saskatoon, gave me a 110-kph snapshot of what’s happening with crops in that part of the world. I wasn’t driving. There was everything from some excellent wheat, canola and pea crops north of

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Shut it down

“Roger, go with throttle up” is one of the most memorable statements heard in recent history. Those words were spoken by the space shuttle Challenger’s commander just moments before it exploded. For producers, a variation on that phrase, “Go with throttle down” sums up what engineers have bee encouraging them to do. Run equipment at

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