Posts from "April, 2016"

Earl’s figures the U.S. has better beef

Geez, Earl…this is Canada! There are about 12 million head of cattle in Canada including about nine million head just in Western Canada — they may not be all slaughter ready, but there are plenty — and you’re telling me your buyers have to go to Nebraska to find cattle? And what is this line that your

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Spring sale an indicator of strong demand

This past Saturday I took in my first auction sale of the season, a Mack Auction Company event near Langbank, Saskatchewan. This sale had an interesting lineup. It wasn’t primarily late-model, very-high capacity equipment like so many sales include these days. This one was mainly older machinery. There were a lot of tractors under the

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Do or do not

I think one of the most motivating phrases to ever become ingrained in the minds of a society has to be the one that came from a fictional, little green movie character who could master the ways of the Force but not the English language: Yoda. “Do or do not,” he famously said in “Return

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Braving the weather

As I continue to log hours of travel time on the road and in the air attending machinery-related events across Canada, the U.S. and on other continents, I’ve come to the conclusion that Murphy got it right when the famous “Murphy’s Law” was discovered. On the off chance you don’t know what that refers to,

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