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For Farm & Ranch
Some enterprising Idaho farmers are
turning back the clock and setting their
speedometers on hold.
Dusty Shifflet of Dubois feeds cattle
every winter with a team of draft horses.
Its cheaper for us in the winter to
feed with horses, Shifflet said. We can
feed those horses all week for what it
costs us to start up a tractor.
He is the ranch manager at the 5,000-
acre Teton Waters Ranch in Teton Valley.
The ranch specializes in raising grass-
fed, grain-free, hormone-free beef.
Shifflet and his employees have six
Clydesdales and two Belgian draft hors-
es. The horses are rotated throughout
the week and the cattle are fed about 20
tons of hay per day. They log about 10
miles pulling either a wagon or sleigh,
depending on weather conditions. Two
teams a day are used.
We are back to the barn and done
while other fellows are trying to get
their tractors to start in the cold, he
said. When you are out there all on
your own with your team, you get a lot
of work done. And, its enjoyable.
Shifflet has always been partial to
farming with horses.
I was doing that when I was in kid in
the 70s, he said. We ranched near
Laramie, (Wyo.) and always had draft
horses. Ive always liked being around
the horses. We are breeding some
replacement stock, too. I see no reason
not to keep on feeding this way.
He has two other reasons for prefer-
ring the horses.
Since we are raising grass-fed,
grain-free, hormone-free beef, it seems
natural wed try to reduce our carbon
footprint by using the horses to feed in
the winter, he said. And, Im sick and
tired of looking at $40,000 pick-ups and
$200,000 tractors. Some folks say you
can run a tractor cheaper than the hors-
es, but I dont see it. I remember back
when you could buy a pretty good farm
Bill Bradshaw / freditor@postregister.com
Nord Hill demonstrates how his Percheron draft horses pull a 1942 model IHC McCormick Dairy mower Mon-
day in a field at Hill's farm east of Firth. He says he can mow about 1 acre an hour with the team, while a mech-
anized mower does 10 to 15 acres an hour, but he prefers the old-fashioned way of farming.
Some ranchers
still prefer the
original type
of horsepower
for what a tractor costs now.
Shifflet hopes to use horses as much
as possible in the future.
Weve got to get away from such
dependence on oil and iron, he said.
Those costs just keep going up and
theres not that much money in a cow.
Nord Hill of Firth also does a bit of
farming with horses.
Ive got two horse-drawn mowers
and two teams of black Percheron cross-
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Dusty Shifflet and his crew use draft horses to feed his grass-fed, hormone-free cattle on his Teton Valley ranch last
winter. He finds using draft horses less expensive than a tractor, as well as leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
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On Aug. 1 and 2, Marc Bourdet
had to send 1,100 head of cattle
off his familys ranch on Modoc
Point to greener pastures. It
took 17 truckloads to move the
cattle to better grazing ground
north, in the Klamath Marsh
I cant believe this is hap-
pening, he said is what kept
rolling through his mind.
It was an emotional day,
agreed his mother, Linda Long.
This year, for the first time,
Bourdet chose to lease the land
from his parents to run cattle
on the gain. That means
someone else owns the cattle,
but while they graze on Bour-
dets land they gain weight.
Bourdet is paid for the pounds
the cattle gain.
Usually, the cattle ship out
in early October. This year it
happened two months early.
The Bourdet and Long familys
water was turned off June 26.
In early June, the Klamath
Tribes and Klamath Project
irrigators made calls for water,
leading the local watermaster
to shut off irrigators in the
upper basin to keep tribal in-
stream rights whole.
Shipping the cattle always
happens, Bourdet said, but I
guess that was the day reality
set in. This sucks.
Long and Bourdet estimated
there are about 4,500 head of
cattle in the Modoc Point area,
most of which are being sold or
shipped elsewhere.
I think theyve been rolling
cattle pretty steadily, Bourdet
He heard of people selling
cattle in the Fort Klamath area.
Long had heard of cattle leav-
ing the Sprague River area as
A lot of people are selling
their cow herds, she said.
They cant raise enough hay,
cant finish the season of graz-
ing, cant afford to keep em.
The drought and the
enforcement of water adjudica-
tion proved a one-two punch to
knock out cattle ranching in
the Upper Klamath Basin this
Steven Silton / The Herald And News
Cattle wait in a pasture near Modoc Point, Ore., as trucks
line up to move them out. Marc Bourdet was forced to
move his cattle to greener pastures a week earlier. The
cattle are usually sent off in October and would normally
each be 150 pounds heavier.
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013 WATER 2
The Bug Box
This bug is creeping around your property.
He may be friend or foe.
Name: Otiorhynchus
spp., others.
Alias: Root weevils, snout
beetle, black vine weevil,
root weevil, obscure root
weevil, strawberry root
weevil, others. There are
several kinds of root
weevils that are in our
area. They range in size
from about one-quarter
inch up to about one-half inch long. They are
hard-shelled, have elbowed or clubbed anten-
nae, are oval-like (shaped like a pear or light
bulb), elongated, cylindrical or flattened and
are usually covered with a dense coating of
scales. The head bends downward into a
curved, short, broad snout, typical of weevils.
The larvae are C-shaped, smooth or wrinkled
with a few hairs, and usually legless. Larvae
hatch from eggs laid usually in the soil,
although some species lay eggs on the
undersides of leaves. Most species spend winter in the soil
feeding on roots when conditions permit. In mid-spring, lar-
vae pupate and become adults. The adult stage is usually
noticed when they feed on the leaves of several different
plants, leaving characteristic notches on the leaf edges.
Foliar feeding mainly takes place at night. Many root weevil
species are all female and reproduce through parthenogene-
sis. Adults of many species do not fly. There is generally one
generation a year.
Crimes: They feed on many ornamental and some vegetable
crops. Root feeding of the larvae is more damaging than the
adults feeding on the leaves. They are usually not a severe
problem in our area, but at times can kill plants. Adult wee-
vils occasionally wander into homes.
Redeeming qualities: None known.
Sentence: When you first notice notches on leaves, you can
place a sticky barrier on the trunk using tree gauze or bands.
Replace when no longer sticky or full of weevils. Hand-pick-
ing at night will also reduce populations. There are also
insecticides available that are generally effective.
For more information on dangerous and beneficial bugs, call agent
Wayne Jones at the Bonneville County Extension Office at 529-1390.
War on Weeds
This weed may invade your land.
Be ready to oppose it.
The Enemy:
Sticky night-
shade (Solani-
um sysmbriifoli-
um) also known
as fire and ice
Strategy: This is
an annual or
perennial. This
state-listed nox-
ious weed is in
the nightshade
family, such as bittersweet nightshade and
cutleaf nightshade, of which we have
numerous problems fighting. This
plant grows up to 4 feet tall and the
entire plant is covered with thorns.
It produces a white flower, which
creates a round seed pod that is also
covered with thorns. Unlike others in
the nightshade family of plants, this
ones bright red fruit is edible. Its
deeply lobed leaves grow to a length of 12 inches and may
be up to 2 inches wide. It is a very bad weed in many areas
but is being utilized in our area to help potato farmers in the
fight against pale cyst nematode where it is being used as a
trap crop for the nematodes. Right now, it can only be tested
by the University of Idaho.
Attack: Like the other nightshade family plants, this one can
spread extremely fast and does so aggressively. This plant is
especially bad, as it has thorns and is much larger than most
of the others. It also can be difficult to control once it gets
into a spud field, as it is in the same family as potatoes.
Defense: First of all, it is illegal to possess or transport any of
these plants or plant parts. If discovered, the first line of
defense would be to pull (if you are man enough) or simply
dig it up, but remember, it may have creeping roots. Once
established, treating with herbicides will be the most effec-
tive. Treatments that are early in the spring will be most
effective, but consult your local weed official as this plant is
on our most wanted list.
To learn more, call Bonneville County Weed Superintendent Jeffrey
Pettingill at 529-1397 or email weeds@co.bonneville.id.us.
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Reservoir Levels
Cattle leave Upper Klamath
Drought, court
action force move
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Auctions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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Riding herd is what being a real cowboy is all about, as this wrangler showed Tuesday as he lassoed a calf to
bring it back to its mother in a pasture along U.S. Highway 20 west of Idaho Falls.
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013
date for 2014 canola/rapeseed
crop insurance (fall planted
types) in selected counties in
Idaho, Oregon and Washing-
Sept. 30 is the sales closing
date for 2014 mint with winter
coverage, forage (alfalfa) seed
pilot, fall-planted barley with
winter coverage, fall-planted
dry peas/lentils with winter
coverage and wheat in selected
counties in Idaho, Oregon and
Contact your local MPCI
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U.S. farm production
costs keep climbing
U.S. farmers spent a record-
high $351.8 billion on agricul-
tural production in 2012, a 10.4
percent increase from 2011,
according to the Farm Produc-
tion Expenditures report, pub-
lished Aug. 2 by the USDAs
National Agricultural Statistics
Crop farms accounted for
the majority of production
expenditures in 2012. These
expenditures totaled $200 bil-
lion, increasing 17.4 percent
from 2011.
Low interest rates boosted
new machinery purchases in
2012, increasing the overall
farm expenditures for the year.
Also, chemicals, fertilizers, and
seed cost crop farmers $55.5
billion last year, accounting for
27.8 percent of crop farms total
On the livestock side, ranch-
ers spent $152 billion, up 2.4
percent from 2011. The largest
expenditure for ranches was
feed, on which the producers
spent $54.4 billion in 2012. The
drought reduced feed availabil-
ity, causing prices to climb last
year, making it the costliest cat-
egory in the entire agriculture
Regionally, the largest in-
crease in production expendi-
tures was in the Plains, where
expenditures rose by $15 bil-
lion from 2011.
In 2012, total expenditures
by region were:
Midwest: $112 billion
Plains: $88.8 billion
West: $69.9 billion
Atlantic: $42.6 billion
South: $38.6 billion
Per farm, the average ex-
penditures totaled $162,743
compared with $146,653 in
2011, up 11 percent. On aver-
age, U.S. farm operations
spent $27,338 on feed, $18,457
on farm services, $14,802 on
livestock, poultry and related
expenses, and $14,247 on
The report provides the offi-
cial estimates for production
input costs on U.S. farms and
ranches. These estimates are
based on the results of the
nationwide Agricultural Re-
source Management Survey
conducted annually by NASS.
The entire report is available
online at http://bit.ly/FarmEx
Idaho milk production
up a bit from June
Idaho milk production dur-
ing July 2013 totaled 1.17 bil-
lion pounds, down 1.1 percent
from July 2012, but up 1.6 per-
cent from June, according to
the USDAs National Agricul-
tural Statistics Service.
Junes production was re-
vised to 1.16 billion pounds, up
2 million pounds from the pre-
liminary estimate.
Milk production in the 23
major milk-producing states
for July totaled 15.7 billion
pounds, up 1.2 percent from
2012. June revised production,
at 15.8 billion pounds, was up
1.7 percent from 2012. The
June revision represented an
increase of 1 million pounds or
less than 0.1 percent from the
preliminary estimate.
Due to budget cuts, adminis-
trative data will be used for all
releases of this report through
the end of the fiscal year Sept.
30. Releases will contain milk
production data only. No infor-
mation on the number of cows
or milk per cow will be
From staff reports
Discount EISF tickets
offered through Aug. 30
ern Idaho State Fair is only
weeks away, and right now
gate and carnival tickets are
being offered at discount pric-
ing purchased them on or
before Aug. 30.
This is the second year the
fair has offered advance gate
tickets for all ages. Purchasing
tickets before opening day will
save 50 cents on each adult and
senior ticket. Advance adult
tickets are $5.50, advance sen-
ior tickets are $3.50, Childrens
tickets are $2 and children 5
and under are free.
Carnival wristbands and
coupon books are also being
sold at a discount this year. The
wristbands, which are good for
unlimited carnival rides any
single day of the fair, are $25 if
purchased in advance. The reg-
ular price is $30. The advance
discount for a book of 30
coupons is $20.
Other savings may be
obtained with the purchase of
Pepsi wristbands that include
gate admission and unlimited
carnival rides for $25. Pepsi
Wristband Days will be held
Sept. 3, 4 and 5. The wrist-
bands can be purchased in
advance, or outside each main
gate of the fair on the wrist-
band days.
All carnival and gate tickets
can be purchased at Vickers
Western Stores in Idaho Falls
and Pocatello, at the fair ticket
office in Blackfoot, or over the
phone at 785-2480, ext. 7.
USDA announces crop
insurance closing dates
Closing dates for Multi-Peril
Crop Insurance sponsored by
the USDA are coming in Sep-
tember, according to a press
Sept. 3 is the sales closing
Because of an over-
sight, no location was
given in last weeks Inter-
mountain Farm & Ranch
for Brent Searles produce
and fresh flower stand in
Shelley. The stand is
located at 948 E. 1100
North in Shelley. The
phone number is 390-
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Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013 WEATHER 4
Note: Numbers in crop progress tables represent a percentage of each crop.
Crop Progress District Table
Crop North Southwest South-central East State
2013 2012 Avg. 2013 2012 Avg. 2013 2012 Avg. 2013 2012 Avg. 2013 2012 Avg.
Spring Wheat
Harvested 54 15 10 100 90 71 97 77 51 35 41 15 48 44 21
Harvested 36 37 16 100 100 86 96 71 51 39 41 18 53 50 27
Harvested 83 53 48 100 100 91 95 93 75 68 74 48 81 70 55
Harvested NA NA NA 9 5 5 3 1 1 2 1
Second Cutting 75 45 61 100 100 100 100 100 98 87 87 72 92 89 87
ThirdCutting NA NA NA 52 58 58 80 74 46 2 8 2 41 36 30
Avg (2008 2012);
NA = Very small percentage of acreage in district
Crop Condition Table
V.Poor Poor Fair Good Excellent
Winter Wheat 1 1 20 67 11
Spring Wheat 1 35 50 14
Barley 2 34 45 19
Potatoes 28 55 17
Irr. Water Supply 24 20 31 25
Range and Pasture 10 31 32 27
Crop Progress Table
Percentages 2013 2012 Avg.
Potatoes Vines Dying/Killed 12 21 11
Oats Harvested for Grain 56 57 37
Onions Harvested 4 9 3
Dry Peas Harvested 41 14 25
Dry Beans Harvested 1 2 5
Lentils Harvested 19 3 12
Mint First Cutting 70 73 56
Weather Data for the week ending Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
Weather data provided by AWIS, Inc.
Temperature Precipitation (Inches)
Station High Low Avg. +/- Norm Weekly Since March 1
Total +/- Norm Total +/-Norm
Fairfield 96 41 69 5 0 -0.14 2.52 -3.10
Malta 101 41 71 3 0 -0.21 3.99 -2.05
Picabo 95 50 72 7 0 -0.14 1.71 -3.44
Rupert 100 49 74 6 0 -0.11 1.72 -2.63
Twin Falls 99 50 74 7 0 -0.09 2.03 -2.38
Aberdeen 96 46 72 6 0 -0.14 2.18 -2.43
Ashton 89 45 67 5 0.04 -0.22 5.01 -3.94
Fort Hall 99 45 72 4 0 -0.21 2.27 -3.70
Idaho Falls 96 44 70 3 0 -0.14 2.04 -3.39
Lava Hot Springs 94 47 70 2 0 -0.21 5.94 -0.03
Monteview 96 43 68 3 0 -0.21 1.72 -3.59
Preston 95 50 73 4 0 -0.21 4.40 -2.55
Rexburg 95 39 68 5 0 -0.19 3.35 -3.31
Second cutting of alfalfa nearly complete
Agricultural summary
Temperatures across the state
ranged from 2 degrees above nor-
mal to 10 degrees above normal
for the week.
Precipitation was reported in
all districts except for the south-
central district.
Major agricultural activities
included spraying, and irrigating
and harvesting small grains.
Soil moisture and days
suitable for field work
Topsoil moisture was report-
ed to be 15 percent very short, 39
percent short, 46 percent
adequate and zero percent sur-
Statewide, Idaho farmers had
an average of 6.9 days suitable
for field work last week.
Field crop report
The Bonneville County Exten-
sion educator reported verticillium
wilt is becoming evident in many
potato fields.
The Franklin County Extension
educator reported some pro-
ducers have run out of irrigation
The Washington County Exten-
sion educator reported local irriga-
tion districts will be turning off
water soon.
The Cassia County Extension
educator reported many springs
are drying up early.
Livestock, pasture
and range
The Caribou County exten-
sion educator reports rain has
helped range and pasture condi-
tions the past week or two.
No livestock problems have
been reported.
Bill Bradshaw / freditor@postregister.com
Grain harvest is in full swing in the Upper Snake
River Valley, as was evident Saturday in this
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Friday, August 30
Man injured in pickup collision with baler
One man was injured as his
truck collided with a baler
being pulled by a tractor driven
by a Rexburg man on U.S.
Highway 26 on Tuesday morn-
According to the Idaho State
Police, Mike Munns, 50, of
Rexburg was traveling east-
bound on U.S. Highway 26 in a
tractor, which was pulling a
baler, when another driver,
Thomas Wichmann, 64, of
Ririe, failed to slow down and
collided with the baler.
Wichmann was transported
to Eastern Idaho Regional
Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
He was wearing a seat belt.
The collision happened at
mile marker 342, which is near
N. 85th East, about 10 miles
from Idaho Falls.
The right lane was blocked
for about an hour while crews
worked to clear the scene.
The crash is under investi-
Sugar company fined for water quality violation
BOISE (AP) Federal regu-
lators say the Amalgamated
Sugar Co. has agreed to pay
$7,500 for violating the Clean
Water Act at its facility in Paul.
The Environmental Protec-
tion Agency announced the
enforcement action Monday.
EPA investigators said the
company discharged storm-
water without a permit last
The agency cited the compa-
ny for discharging 4,000 gal-
lons of stormwater from a stor-
age lagoon to a drainage and
irrigation ditch that empties
into the Snake River without
permission in its permit.
Regulators said if the com-
pany had complied with its per-
mit, officials at the Paul facility
would have been required to
develop a pollution prevention
plan and conduct regular
inspections of stormwater con-
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013
Draft horse breeders handling tips
EDITORS NOTE: This is the
second of two parts on the han-
dling and training of foals.
rian and Colleen Cole-
man at their farm near
Disbury, Alberta, have
raised draft horses for many
Colleen says the most
important thing when working
with foals, especially young
draft horses, is to handle them
and not play with them.
Many people spoil them. The
youngster must learn to
respect as well as trust you.
Its important to handle
them frequently, but with a
goal in mind, such as to get
them quiet to touch and com-
fortable with having a person
touching them. This does not
mean petting them to the point
they start nibbling on you,
she says.
You dont want him nib-
bling on you after he grows
up. Its important to discipline
the young horse, so any unde-
sirable bad habits are halted
early on. But you need to han-
dle them enough to foster their
trust, she says.
We like to have some hal-
ter handling on the foal by the
time the mare goes to the stal-
lion to be rebred, whether she
goes somewhere else to be
bred or out at pasture here
with a stallion, Colleen Cole-
man says. Sometimes we
dont get another chance to
handle foals until they are a
lot bigger. They dont have to
be completely halter broke but
I like to get them leading a lit-
tle. Once they learn to give to
pressure, we can tie them up
and continue on with their
training. At weaning time they
have some foundation and are
easier to handle.
In some ways, it can be eas-
ier to halter break them after
they are weaned, and no
longer worried about being
separated from mama.
If you do some of that
work with the foal while it is
still on the mare, it can be
more challenging because the
foal is stressed if you take him
very far away from mom. He
is more emotional, Coleman
When we first start, its in
the stall with the mare. Then
The authors
daughter, Andrea,
works with a day-
old foal and gets it
used to being
Courtesy of
Heather Smith Thomas
ally takes about five or 10
minutes. If Ive been there
half an hour, Ill let them go
and do it again later. If its
been only five to 10 minutes, I
may tie the foal and go do
something else and come
back after a few minutes and
if the foal is standing with
slack in the shank I let him
go. By the time they are tied
like that about 3 times and
you can touch them all over,
its a good foundation for the
rest of their life.
With a foal, short lessons
are best.
A five-minute session is
enough, as long as the foal
relaxes and you can end on a
good note, she says. Its not
that you couldnt spend half
an hour with a foal, but a few
short sessions will teach them
as much, and overdoing it can
be detrimental.
A foals attention span is
much shorter than that of an
adult horse.
If you spend too long with
a foal, he tunes you out, she
says. Theres not as much
teaching/learning going on.
By that time, he may be
bored or even resentful and
resisting what you want to do.
If you work with them in
shorter sessions, they pick up
something every time and
progress rapidly in their
learning, because its fresh,
Coleman says. Even with an
adult horse, if you spend a lot
of time in a training session,
you dont gain that much
more because theres only so
much he can absorb. There is
a physical/mental limitation,
and this is especially true with
a foal.
Heather Smith Thomas and her
husband raise beef cattle and
horses on a ranch in the moun-
tains near Salmon. She can be
reached through Farm & Ranch
Managing Editor Bill Bradshaw at
we start tying the foal outside
the stall and then start cross-
tying the foals. I progress to
this over several days, then I
can tie them while I am doing
other things, she says. The
physical part, regarding the
foals response to pressure and
release, gets easier, but the
emotional part is increased,
when the foal is farther away
from mom.
She always does some han-
dling during the first 10 days
while the mares and foals are
still close at hand.
Then if we have to catch
the mare out at pasture to doc-
tor her or the foal, its not such
a challenge, she says.
The first handling sessions
in the stall are basically just
running your hands all over
the foals.
Its a matter of pressure
and release. You get close to
them and when they relax you
move away. You come close
again, then move away. You
can do that in 15 to 20 minutes
per session, and increase their
comfort zone. As soon as they
accept being touched, you
walk away again. Then you
work on having them accept
something else, and walk
away. This way they are not
pressured too much, she says.
Once the foal is comfort-
able with being touched all
over, I do the same thing with
the halter, she says. After the
halter is on and they are
relaxed about it, I walk away
again. I walk away from them
a lot because thats when they
They realize they are not
Stalking beetles for forests, fields
raduate researcher C.J.
Hart is as comfortable
in damp, dark, wooded
areas as the longhorn beetles
he has spent months stalking
in the forests and fields of
The 22-year-
old has always
loved insects.
When I was
a kid, wed go
camping and Id
find a cool bug,
catch it and
raise it in a jar
just to see what
it does, he said.
His interest grew exponen-
tially in college. He completed
a bachelors degree in biology
and entomology in 2012 at
Montana State University in
Bozeman, Mont. Today, Hart is
an entomology student in the
first year of a masters degree
program, also at MSU.
He has built his education,
and begun a fledgling academ-
ic career, around longhorn and
wood-boring beetles.
I do a lot of beetle collect-
ing, Hart said. I do it for fun,
as well as for my job.
Harts education has fo-
cused heavily on hands-on re-
search. His biggest research
project was the Montana Wood-
Boring Insect Survey, a joint
effort by the university, Mon-
tana Department of Agricul-
ture and USDA-Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service.
For the past three summers,
Hart has traversed some
35,000 miles of wilderness in
Montana collecting and cata-
loging beetles to determine
their impact on forest and
agricultural land.
There are many new wood-
boring pests that are making
their way into Idaho and Mon-
tana ... these invasive species
have the potential to do eco-
nomic damage to forests, Hart
said. We are also surveying,
and helping others prepare for,
invasive species (that can
destroy crops such as) wheat.
His undergraduate work led
him to publish two papers de-
tailing his findings in the scien-
tific journal Coleopterists Bul-
letin. The 2009 Idaho Falls
High School graduate secured
several grants and scholarships
to support research projects.
The fact that C.J. is
already publishing from
undergraduate work means he
is getting a lot of exposure to
people in the industry, said
Michael Ivie, professor and
curator of entomology at Mon-
tana State University. I have
no doubt hell be quite suc-
cessful as an entomologist.
Eventually, Hart hopes to
earn a doctorate in entomolo-
gy and became a research pro-
fessor at a national university.
There are lots of job
opportunities because insects
are always becoming resistant
to pesticides, Hart said.
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being hurt by what you did,
and the more times you can
approach them and leave, it
makes them more approach-
able. They become comfort-
able about you being there.
You are teaching the foal to
You are putting pressure
on them until they relax, and
then you leave. In their mind,
as soon as they relax, the per-
son goes away and thats their
reward for relaxing, she says.
Once I get the halter on, I
go back with a shank and
snap it on. I hardly put any
pressure on them, but they
still want to back up. Usually
they back into the wall and
stop. You let them relax
again, Coleman says. Even-
tually they will put their nose
toward you and then you total-
ly release all pressure. It usu-
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Funding sought for predator control
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Idaho livestock producers
have teamed up with the states
sportsmen to raise $700,000
annually to help fund predator
control efforts.
The USDA Wildlife Services
had its funding cut from $2.6
million in 2010 to $1.9 million
this year, causing a reduction in
the animal-human conflicts
budget. The budget reduction
caused the agency to eliminate
10 field agents, leaving 18 peo-
ple to handle the work of 28
field agents across the state.
The move comes as a major
eastern Idaho livestock compa-
ny is reeling from the killing of
176 sheep by wolves.
About 1 a.m. Saturday,
wolves attacked and piled up
sheep belonging to the Sid-
doway Sheep Co. about 6 miles
north of Victor. Its the greatest
one-time loss of livestock to
wolves the company has ever
experienced, according to Bil-
lie Siddoway.
Its also the greatest loss by
wolves ever recorded in one
instance in the state, said Todd
Grimm, the director of Idaho
Wildlife Services.
He said his field employees
go out and investigate animal
kills. They determine what
kind of animal killed the live-
stock and decide how best to
eliminate the problem.
They are not agents, they
have no law enforcement
authority, Grimm said
One airplane pilot was cut,
leaving two pilots and no
money for the use of helicop-
ters. Helicopters have been an
effective tool in the fight
against predators.
We do still have a helicop-
ter, we just dont have the
money to use it. Fuel for a heli-
copter is expensive, he said.
If someone wants us to fly and
Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park file
A gray wolf with blood on its mouth fresh from a kill runs in Yellowstone National Park.
Increasing kills of livestock by the predators are prompting efforts by ranchers and
sportsmen to raise money to replace federal budget cuts in predator control.
sportsmen aim
to raise $700K
they want to pay for it, we can
do it.
Grimm understands the
dilemma producers are facing.
He said when it comes to
wolves, his office is caught in
the middle.
One of the things we keep
hearing is: the feds brought
them (the wolves) and now
they want us to pay for them,
Grimm said. To get money
with the way things are now,
its not likely.
He said since 2010 the
federal budget is going the
other way.
Livestock producers hoped
the state would help but that
hope soon died. The Idaho Leg-
islature failed to pass three bills
that would have relieved some
of the burdens of the cattle and
sheep ranchers fight against
wolves, coyotes and other ani-
mals affecting their livelihood.
Gov. Butch Otter, who is also
a rancher, vetoed one of the
bills. It was reported the money
for a state predator control bill
would have likely come out of
the Idaho Department of Fish
and Games budget.
have dogs in their sheep and
other protecting measures.
Wixom said cattlemen are
talking about having brand
inspection fees increased to
help offset the federal shortfall.
Woolgrowers are expected to
increase their wool assessment
an additional 2 cents for every
pound of wool shorn, which
would amount to about 50
cents for every sheep shorn
and would raise about $24,000
toward the effort. Idahos wool
assessment is currently 3 cents.
The Idaho Sheep and Goat
Health Board also jumped into
predator-control efforts. They
have recommended assessing
goats 80 cents per head at the
point of sale. This would be the
first time Idaho goat producers
would be required to pay an
assessment. Fifty cents of the
assessment would go to help
fund predator-control efforts
and 30 cents would go toward
helping fund the sheep and
goat board. The board regu-
lates goat health in Idaho and
ensures goats entering the
state are free of scabies or
symptoms of other communi-
cable diseases.
Sheep producers have
always shouldered the fees for
goat producers. Until this year
the board never really had the
authority to assess goats.
Grimm said there has been
significant progress made in
the effort from the different
organizations to raise money.
Right now its in the hands
of the livestock association to
get it before the legislature for
a vote, Grimm said. It has to
be approved by the Legislature.
We have Farm Bureau on
es, he said. I just put up 8
acres of hay with them. Doing
that really makes you appreci-
ate how much good the inter-
nal combustion engine has
done for us.
The mowing is time-con-
You can do about an acre
an hour, Hill said. A good,
tough team of horses can mow
about 5 acres a day.
He said that compares to 10
to 15 acres an hour that a
mechanized mower can
His son, Nathan Hill, helps
out using the teams to rake the
That goes faster, he said.
It takes about an hour and a
half if he has those horses in
high gear.
Nord Hill said he hays with
the teams in the summer to
keep them in shape and give
them something to do before
winter feeding time comes
along. He feeds about 100 head
of cattle in the winter.
I can stretch the job out to
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Jennifer Ellis, a Blackfoot-
area cattle rancher, and her
husband run about 800 mother
cows on the desert near Idaho
National Laboratory. She said
coyotes hit them hard last
We know of 30 calves that
were killed by coyotes, Ellis
said. We were out 50 calves.
We average four or five a year,
but we have never lost that
She called Wildlife Services
and they flew over her and her
husbands allotment and they
knocked off 27 coyotes. Ellis
has also observed the carnage
left by coyotes on sage grouse
and pronghorn population out
on the desert.
A few years ago, there was a
vole explosion and there was
plenty for predators to eat.
Now the voles have disap-
peared the coyotes have multi-
plied and there is less to eat.
The Ellises are finding dens
with nine coyote pups in them.
Wildlife Services needs to
function at a higher level, Ellis
said. Everyone thinks some-
one else should pay for it.
Ken Wixom, a Bingham
County sheep and cattle owner
who has an allotment close to
Grimms, said they didnt have
as big of problem with coyotes
in their sheep. He admitted
they did lose a few, but they
Nathan Hill, left,
holds the team
of Percheron
draft horses
steady Monday
as his father,
Nord Hill, pre-
pares to drive
them to a field
to demonstrate
how they can
harvest pulling a
1942 model IHC
Dairy mower.
Bill Bradshaw
about three hours every time if
I really try, he said. You stop
and check things here and
there, do little odd jobs. I really
enjoy riding a saddle horse, but
I also enjoy being with these
horses. You hook up a team
and the time just flies.
David Dalling of Hamer has
a variety of draft horses and
mules he uses to feed his 6,000
head of sheep in the winter.
We have some Shires,
come Clydes some Percherons
and a team of mules, he said.
We rotate the teams to keep
them fresh.
Dalling said his farm feeds
about 25 tons of hay per day
during lambing season every
spring. The hay is loaded onto
several small wagons. The
team pulls one wagon out, the
load is fed and they return to be
hooked to another wagon. Two
teams are used each day.
The horses are less likely to
run over small animals like
sheep and lambs than a tractor
would be, he said. But, we
used to feed the cattle with the
teams, too. And, we have trac-
tors here. Ive just always fed
with teams in the winter I
guess because I like to. Its
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Rodeo queens more than just pretty faces
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Todays rodeo queen com-
petition is not your mothers
Theres not only horseman-
ship and modeling but public
speaking, quizzes on rodeo
rules and regulations and often
a requirement to compete in
rodeo events, said Tasha Finn
from Rigby and an organizer of
the Rigby Stampede queen
contest held earlier this sum-
mer and next months, Cow-
boys and Angels Keely Lance
Memorial Rodeo and queen
contest, both held at the Rigby
Todays girls not only look
pretty but they also know their
stuff, she said. They are
quizzed on the rules of the
PRCA, the ImPRA and high
school rodeo, which are all dif-
ferent, and are often required
to compete in rodeo events too.
They have to know their stuff,
its tough competition.
Last year, the number of
entries in the Cowboys and
Angels Keely Lance Memorial
queen contest had to be limited
to 40 because there was so
much interest, Finn said. She
and others organized the first
queen contest and rodeo after
Lance, a tough rodeo queen
competitor who held many
titles including Miss Teen
Rodeo Idaho from Rigby, was
tragically killed in a car acci-
dent Sept. 2, 2012.
Most of the money raised
was donated to the Rigby
Wranglers, a Special Olympics
group, the Alpine 4-H Camp,
the Miss Rodeo Teen Idaho
scholarship and a local family
with a special need, Finn said.
The rest of the money will be
used to put on this years rodeo
with a full line up of rodeo
events plus womens bull riding
and womens stock saddle.
The queen contest is Sept. 20
and the rodeo is Sept. 21.
Growing up, Finn helped
her grandpa with his horses,
and her husband, Jason, was
raised with cattle. So after their
marriage, the couple merged
their interests into rodeo, hors-
es and cattle. They ensure their
daughters, Kylee, 15, and Kif-
fin, 11, have the horses, live-
stock and the opportunities to
compete in queen contests and
rodeos. Kylee started compet-
ing at age 11 and Kiffin at age
Finn sews her daughters
competition clothing to save
money but still has thousands
of dollars invested in their
wardrobes, she said. She cred-
its the contests with developing
their daughters self-esteem
and public speaking skills.
One of the biggest benefits
based on what my girls experi-
enced is their ability to speak in
public and talk to anyone from
kids to adults, she said. I
noticed the profound change
after they started competing.
The girls and parents make
friends they might not other-
wise meet through rodeo. And
there are plenty of opportuni-
ties for even the youngest rider
to be rodeo royalty.
Girls can compete as soon
as they are able to control their
own horse in the youngest divi-
sions. There are usually three
other age divisions and girls
can compete up until they are
today asked to
do and know
much more
Courtesy of Tasha Finn
Kiffin Finn, 11, from Rigby pushes a calf to demonstrate
her skill as a horsewoman during a recent rodeo.
Courtesy of Kim Olsen
BreAnna Olsen of Salmon was the senior queen of Rigby
Stampede, earlier this summer. Her mom, Kim Olsen,
organizes the Salmon rodeo queen contest. The rodeo is
today and Saturday in Salmon.
Four-year-old Emersynn
Crapo from Parker, has been
competing for two years and
her sister, Aralynn, 8, for four.
Supervised by parents Jared
and Becky Crapo, the girls
practice riding almost every
summer evening. This year,
they have competed in four
horse shows, two queen con-
tests plus various rodeos and
parades. In past years, Aralynn
Crapo won three Peewee titles,
though she has won none this
Winners do more than just
ride in a rodeo and parade.
Often they are asked to be on
hand during community
events, help sell raffle tickets
during fundraisers, collect
donations, sign autographs, do
promotions at sponsoring busi-
nesses, radio remotes and help
obtain sponsors for next years
Its not just a one-day com-
mitment. Whoever holds a title
has to be available for the
entire year, Becky Crapo said.
Its good for the kids to have
those responsibilities.
Having begun riding horses
at an early age on her parents
ranch and for the past 25 years
has competed in rodeo queen
contests, rodeo events, horse
shows and in Custer County 4-
H, Becky Crapo teaches her
daughters how to win and lose
ond each time. Emersynn had a
similar experience, but told her
parents she still had fun.
Aralynn has done a lot of
contests and shes never won
once but she was happy for the
girl who did win. When she is
happy, win or lose, then I know
Ive done my job, she said.
The girls didnt compete in
the Salmon Stampede PRCA
Rodeo Queen contest this year.
The rodeo is today and Satur-
day in Salmon, and organized
by Kim Olsen, but they are
making plans to compete in it
next year.
Its one of the larger rodeos
in the area and the girls are
ready for the challenge, Crapo
Aralynn and Emersynn will
compete one more time this
summer in the Cowboys and
Angels Keely Lance Memorial
Rodeo and Queen Contest.
We are already signed up, it
keeps us busy, we are never
bored, Crapo said.
Photo courtesy of Becky Crapo
Peewee Division Queen
Aralynn Crapo, 8, from
Parker waves to the crowd
at the Pioneer Days Rodeo
in St Anthony from the back
of 2 Eyed Star Jack.
gracefully. Twice this past sum-
mer, Aralynn competed with
one other girl and came in sec-
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give it (honor system) a try
She said so far, it has
worked out well. Patrons pay
by cash or check and deposit
the funds in a locked pay box.
People have left comments
and thank us for trusting them.
You may not be able to do this
everywhere, but you can do it
here, she said.
We have operated our
stand, adjacent to our house,
for three years now. This year,
we opened the day after the
Preston Famous Night Rodeo,
Marsha said. We grow all of
our own vegetables on approx-
imately 10 acres of ground on
our farm east of Preston.
She said the first year they
operated their stand it was on a
parking strip near the road.
But it was just too hot. So
we decided to move it next to
the house on our driveway and
cover the produce with a tent.
she said. Weve added an auto-
mated misting system to keep
the vegetables fresh and cool
during the summer heat.
Marsha said on Saturdays
during the summer and early
fall, they also take whatever
they have available to a local
farmers market in Logan, Utah.
But she quickly added there is
still plenty of produce at the
Preston stand.
Later this summer and into
the fall, the farmers market will
offer winter squash and pump-
We have our favorite cus-
tomers who have discovered
what we have. They keep com-
ing back, some on a weekly
basis. We get several people
who are passing through town
and see our signage. They stop
by to see what they can pur-
chase, she said. We are very
pleased with the way things
have been going at our market.
We may consider expanding to
other varieties and the acreage
we devote to the operation.
Well just have to wait and see.
Preston farmers market relies on honor system
For Farm & Ranch
PRESTON Preston and
area residents and tourists can
find locally grown produce
almost in the center of town at
a small farmers market stand
that sells vegetables and fruits
on the honor system.
Carrots, corn, beets, cucum-
bers, beans, onions, Anaheim
peppers, green peppers, yellow
squash, tomatoes, Swiss chard
and beets among other items
can now be found at the
stand operated by Marsha and
Dick Johnson.
It is open seven days a week
from daylight until dusk at 21
S. 100 East in Preston,
although the owners are infre-
quently there. They display the
fruits of their labors under a
small, open-air canopy on sev-
eral tables.
duce at
in Pre-
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Customers just
drop off cash
or checks for
their produce
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This sign greets customers
more often than owners
Dick and Marsha Johnson
at the couples farmers
market in Preston. So far,
theyve been successful
with the produce stand that
accepts payment on an
honor system.
the duo rely on the honesty of
customers to pay for what they
Im not at the stand all the
time. Im at the farm, tending to
the garden. Im weeding,
watering and harvesting pro-
duce, Marsha Johnson said. I
saw an honor system work at
another farmers market and
loved it. So we thought wed
Preston agriculture teacher
wins regional recognition
For Farm & Ranch
High School FFA ag instructor
has received a prestigious
award and will be presenting
his work at a symposium in Las
Vegas, Nev., in December.
Josh Evans, who teaches
greenhouse and agriculture
science classes, has been
selected as the 2013 Region 1
winner of Ideas Unlimited and
given an award by the National
Association of Agricultural
Evans won at the state level
in June 2012 and that qualified
him for Region 1 competition
in Pendleton, Ore., this past
spring. He competed against
winners from six other states
and finished as the regional
winner, it was recently
Evans designed and con-
structed a greenhouse potting-
soil work table that eliminates
almost all wasted soil when
students are planting seeds or
transplanting flowers and veg-
etables into larger containers.
A metal grate on top of the
table lets unused soil fall
through into a holding contain-
er underneath. The container
slides out from under the grate
in two different directions so
the soil can be gathered and
placed in seed trays or flower-
I got the idea for the table
when I observed students in
our greenhouse planting seed
trays and then transplanting
those seedlings into larger
pots, Evans said. We used to
have barrels at the end of each,
large greenhouse work bench.
When we got finished with a
project, the unused soil was
brushed into these barrels. But
a lot of the material fell to the
floor and was wasted.
The work table is also a
work- and space-saver.
And it took quite a bit of
time to clean up the work area
and perfectly good soil was
being discarded, he said. The
barrels also took up a lot of lim-
ited space in the facility.
The ag instructor said the
new work table is portable and
eliminates almost all of the
wasted soil, which is expen-
sive. It also drastically reduces
the amount of time taken for
clean up, he added.
Evans said he was surprised
when he won at Region 1.
There was some very stiff
competition. Its quite an honor
for both me and our ag pro-
gram. I work for a great school
district and have support from
the administration, students
and parents, he said.
When I go to Las Vegas, I
will be able to present a 30-
minute workshop about my
idea to numerous ag teachers
in attendance at the conven-
tion. I am quite excited to be
able to share this with other
teachers from across the coun-
Evans said the Ideas Unlim-
ited Award recognizes innova-
tion in the classroom.
Applicants for the awards
are judged on a variety of crite-
ria, including teaching philoso-
phy, effective classroom and
experiential instruction, devel-
opment of partnerships and
professional growth.
The NAAE is the profession-
al organization in the United
States for agricultural educa-
tors. It provides its nearly 8,000
members with professional
networking and development
opportunities, professional lia-
bility coverage and extensive
awards and recognition pro-
The mission of the Lexing-
ton, Ky.,-based group is, pro-
fessionals providing agricultur-
al education for the global
community through visionary
leadership, advocacy and serv-
Preston High
School ag
Josh Evans
works on a
work table he
Evans will be
ing how the
table works
at a seminar
in Las Vegas
in December.
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Chinese impressed by local wheat
For Farm and Ranch
REXBURG High-quality
wheat grown in eastern Idaho
caught international attention
earlier this month.
A trade delegation of Chi-
nese wheat buyers visited
Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Ririe
from Aug. 6 to 8. They toured
local fields, university research
projects and General Mills.
The six-man group of
milling executives and grain
purchasing managers were in
Idaho as part of a larger seven-
day tour of American wheat
production facilities in Oregon,
Montana, North Dakota and
This tour is very important
for exposing Idaho wheat to
potential Chinese buyers, said
Blaine Jacobson, executive
director of the Idaho Wheat
Commission. China has
become the largest customer of
U.S. wheat and the potential
impact of China (on Idaho
wheat) is tremendous.
The tour was sponsored by
U.S. Wheat Associates, a
national consortium of wheat
associations, in cooperation
with the various state wheat
A major area of importance
for the Chinese was soft white
wheat. Members of the Chi-
nese trade team expressed
interest in buying more soft
white wheat from Pacific
Northwest, a class they havent
traditionally imported.
China historically produces
all of its own soft white wheat.
But the country is expanding
imports this year due to crop
damage from frost and exces-
sive rain, according to Reuters.
Idaho Wheat Commission
representatives and University
of Idaho wheat specialists
toured with the delegation.
They were happy to answer
questions about soft white
wheat. Soft white, used to
make noodles and pastries,
makes up about two-thirds of
all wheat grown in Idaho,
Jacobson said.
China has been buying
hard red wheat and soft red
wheat, but they arent buying
soft white yet, Jacobson said.
We are hoping that by coming
to Idaho, theyll be exposed (to
the benefits of importing) soft
white wheat.
Ming Xi Wang, director of
the Laizhou Defeng Grains
Industry Co., said the trip has
increased his awareness of the
different classes of wheat avail-
able from the U.S.
We definitely want to buy
more, Wang said through an
The tour also was important
to U.S. Wheat Associates
because the consortium has
been trying to broaden the Chi-
nese market for American
wheat, said Matt Weimar, the
regional director of the consor-
tiums Hong Kong office.
The market already is show-
ing a major increase, according
to the consortium. China
imported 131.6 million bushels
of U.S. wheat for the 2013-14
market year, compared with
last years total wheat sales of
12.6 million bushels.
Weve spent a lot of time in
southern China and along
the coast to build a market
there, Weimar said. The Chi-
nese realize there is a great
opportunity to blend (Chinese
wheat) with U.S. wheat to gain
different and broader uses for
wheat (products).
The delegation toured the
General Mills grain elevator
and seed-cleaning facilities.
They heard presentations on
wheat breeding and crop dis-
ease at the Idaho Falls Re-
search and Extension Center.
The Chinese millers also
toured University of Idaho
wheat field test plots at a farm
in Ririe and visited joint univer-
sity research projects at
Brigham Young University-
At BYU-Idaho, students pre-
sented research on wheat seed-
ing rates. The research illus-
trated how the optimum
amount of wheat seed needed
to produce a high-yield crop at
the lowest price.
The presentations im-
pressed the delegation.
This visit to U.S. has been
very beneficial to me, Wang
said. Even though I have been
a (longtime) wheat trader, this
trip gave me a face-to-face, in-
depth knowledge of U.S.
wheat. We have confidence in
U.S. wheat.
Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com
Dr. Greg Blase, a faculty member of Brigham Young University-Idaho, speaks with mem-
bers of a chinese delegation earlier this month at wheat test plots just south of campus.
China may be
buying more
grain varieties
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ern Idaho State Fair, in celebra-
tion of 111 years, has fashioned
60 commemorative belt buck-
les, available for purchase at
$135 each.
The silver buckle features a
customized fair logo with
antique wash accents and
semiprecious stones.
We are proud to
offer a special
keepsake in
celebration of
our 111
years of
and enter-
tainment to
Idaho, fair
Manager Brandon
Bird said. The
buckles carry a unique design
by a leading silversmith, and
they really commemorate our
fair. We have a limited supply,
so we encourage those interest-
ed to act quickly and wear
them with pride at the 2013
Eastern Idaho State Fair.
The individually numbered
buckles measure 4
/4 inches by
/2 inches and can be viewed
online at www.funatthefair.com.
They can be purchased by call-
ing the fair office at 785-2480.
Fairgoers will have a chance
to win one of the 60 buckles
each night of the Gem State
Classic Rodeo, to be held Sept.
2 and 3. In a promotional give-
away those nights, one rodeo
ticket-holder will be selected
by drawing to receive a buckle.
This is the second year of
the Gem State Classic, a PRCA-
sanctioned event.
As one attendee said after
last years rodeo, I have been
to the EISF rodeo for the last 17
years. Best rodeo EVER! So
glad to see the change-up. So
much more fun. So much more
The commemorative buck-
les are crafted by GIST Silver-
smiths www.gistsilversmiths
.com, who for more than 40
years has provided the finest
custom and tro-
phy buckles,
jewelry and
they are
known for
al detail
and authen-
ticity. Compa-
ny owner and
founder Gary Gist is
a former rodeo cowboy, whose
success won him numerous
buckles through the years.
Gary believed he could create a
quality buckle that every cow-
boy would want to wear, so for
23 years, he created the award
buckles for the Professional
Rodeo Cowboy Association.
This year, the fair joins a
long list of GIST customers,
including former Presidents
Ronald Reagan and Gerald
Ford, celebrity personalities
such as George Strait, Reba
McEntire, Billy Crystal, Hank
Williams Jr., Kenny Stabler,
Brooks and Dunn, Wilford
Brimley, Travis Tritt and other
rodeo and sporting events.
The fair runs Aug. 31,
through Sept. 7, in Blackfoot.
Complete schedules and
2013 Fair information can
be found online at www
.funatthefair.com or by calling
Charles Dharapak / Associated Press
Sandy Schmidt shows
three eggs that were laid by
the chickens in the portable
chicken coop at her home
in Silver Spring, Md.
Sandy Schmidt,
who owns a
portable chicken
coop, watches
her chickens at
her home in Sil-
ver Spring, Md.
Charles Dharapak
Associated Press
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Backyard chickens? A hard-boiled look
There are issues
to be considered
Associated Press
Eat local is the foodie
mantra, and nothing is more
local than an egg from your
own backyard.
That enticement has led
many city dwellers and subur-
banites to consider putting up a
coop and keeping chickens.
The online community Back
YardChickens.com, for exam-
ple, has more than 200,000
members, about half of whom
have joined in the past two
But whats the cost in time
and money and what will the
neighbors think?
Sandy Schmidt of Silver
Spring, Md., compares the time
required for basic chicken care
to that for a more familiar pet:
Its about like having a cat,
she says. Make sure they have
food and water every day,
scoop out the coop like a lit-
ter box and let them out of
the coop.
One big difference, though,
is that your neighbors may
never even see your cat, while
many people worry about the
smell and noise of chickens.
Rob Ludlow of Backyard
Chickens.com thinks these
concerns arent usually rele-
vant to the small size of the
average backyard flock. After
all, he says, What if everyone
thought owning a dog in your
backyard would smell and
sound like a dog kennel?
Still, neither dogs nor chick-
ens are silent, so consideration
is important. Roosters make
most of the noise and arent
legal in most places, so be
aware that if you decide to start
with chicks, the sexes cant
always be distinguished at
birth. You can avoid this prob-
lem by getting adult hens, or
make sure you get a breed
where the sex differences are
There are about four or five
breeds out of two or three hun-
dred that can be sexed at birth,
just by looking at the color,
says Tyler Phillips of Rent A
Coop in Potomac, Md.
Even hens, however, can
turn out to be more talkative
than expected, as Lisa Sand-
bank of Santa Monica, Calif.,
found out.
People said, Oh, when they
lay an egg they do a little thing
... but its longer and louder
than I imagined, she says.
Both Schmidt and Sand-
bank say their neighbors report
hearing the chickens, although
some claim to enjoy the sound
(and the regular gifts of eggs
they receive to help keep the
Schmidt started out with
one of Phillips rental coops,
which she planned to return if
the neighbors complained.
About half a dozen such busi-
nesses across the country have
opened in the last few years, so
this kind of trial chicken-keep-
ing is a growing option.
Besides neighbors, there are
other chicken-keeping issues
to consider. Be aware that
Might not mix well with
your current pets. Schmidt
knew she couldnt have chick-
ens with the dog she used to
have, and Sandbank had to
gradually and carefully intro-
duce her chickens and her cats.
Need to be cared for
whatever the weather, and
when you go on vacation.
Schmidts coop from Rent A
Coop is portable and fits in a
minivan, so she took it to a
friends house before a recent
trip. But for a conventional
coop, youll need an agreeable
friend or a pet-sitting company.
Produce fertilizer and eat
bugs, but also have less benefi-
cial effects on your garden.
One thing I didnt anticipate is
that they like to scratch in loose
dirt, says Schmidt. Shes had
to add stones or chicken wire
to some beds to prevent dig-
Require qualified vet
care, which may be hard to
find. Sandbanks one experi-
ence with an avian vet was less
than satisfactory, and Phillips
suggests going first to experi-
enced chicken-keepers online
for tips to pass on to any vet
that you consult.
Finally, if you decide that
chickens will fit into your
lifestyle and your neighbor-
hood, theres one big long-term
issue to consider: Hens dont
lay eggs their whole lives.
What you do when they stop
may depend on why youre
keeping them in the first place.
For Schmidt, who used to be
a vegetarian, part of her moti-
vation is to educate her chil-
dren in the reality of food pro-
I dont know whether Ill
really do it or not, but from the
beginning Ive told the kids that
when the chickens get too old
to lay, we might eat them, she
says. I dont know if I could go
through with it myself, but I
might give them to someone
Tyson to stop buying cattle fed Merck supplement
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Tyson Foods
Inc. told cattle feeders last week it will
no longer buy animals fed a supplement
thats designed to bulk them up before
slaughter, citing experts who suggest
the drug may be causing cattle to
become lame.
The decision by the food giant has
raised concerns from industry experts
that less beef will be available, which
would drive up consumer prices. The
growth-inducing drugs are approved by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
and help feedyards get roughly 25 more
pounds of beef from each carcass.
Theyve been increasingly used to offset
dwindling cattle herd numbers, espe-
cially in the face of last years drought.
There have been recent instances of
cattle delivered for processing that have
difficulty walking or are unable to
move, Tyson told feeders in a letter
Wednesday. We do not know the spe-
cific cause of these problems, but some
animal health experts have suggested
that the use of the feed supplement Zil-
max, also known as zilpaterol, is one
possible cause.
Tyson, one of the nations largest
beef processors, said the vast majority
of the feedback the company has
received has been supportive, because
its being done out of concern for ani-
mal welfare, company spokesman Gary
Mickelson said.. He did not elaborate on
the experts findings.
In the Springdale, Ark.-based com-
panys letter Wednesday, it said This is
not a food safety issue. It is about ani-
mal well-being and ensuring the proper
treatment of livestock we depend on to
operate. The purchases of Zilmax-fed
cattle will end Sept. 6.
Zilmax manufacturer Merck Animal
Health said in an emailed statement that
its product is safe for use in cattle. It
said studies have found that cattle fed
Zilmax have normal behavior and
Merck, based in Summit, N.J., said it
will work with Tyson to help identify
other causes for the lameness.
Again, we are confident that the
totality of our data does not support Zil-
max as being the cause of these experi-
ences, and we remain confident in the
safety of the product, Merck said.
Zilmax, one of two beta-agonists
approved by the FDA, are mixed in with
normal livestock feeds typically 20 days
before slaughter. The additives work at
a cellular level to more efficiently con-
vert the feeds nutrients into lean mus-
cle instead of fat.
Judge clears way for
tribes mustang sale
RENO, Nev. (AP) A feder-
al judge cleared the way
Wednesday for a Nevada tribe
to sell 149 mustangs over the
objection of critics who claim
the unbranded animals are fed-
erally protected wild horses
that should not be auctioned
off for possible slaughter.
U.S. District Judge Miranda
Du lifted an emergency
restraining order she put in
place last week temporarily
blocking the sale of any adult
horses without brands among
the more than 400 recently
gathered near the Nevada-Ore-
gon line.
BLM-Honor Farm wild
horse adopt Aug. 30-31
The U.S. Bureau of Land Man-
agement and the Wyoming
Honor Farm have scheduled a
wild horse adoption for Aug.
30-31 in Riverton.
This is the 25th year of a
partnership between the BLM
and the Honor Farm, a mini-
mum-security correctional fac-
ility. The BLM provides wild
horses rounded up from Wyo-
mings public lands and Honor
Farm inmates train the horses
to be gentler in preparation for
On Aug. 30, the Honor Farm
will host a clinic to explain the
gentling process and people
will be able to view the latest
horses offered for adoption.
The auction is set for Aug. 31.
Ore. sheriff: 70 sheep
killed when trailer rolls
Authorities in Linn County,
Ore., say 70 sheep were killed
when the commercial trailer
that was hauling them over-
turned on a road in the
Willamette Valley.
The sheriffs office said the
two farm workers who were in
the vehicle werent hurt in
Tuesdays crash.
Bob Reiners, South Dako-
tas state apiarist, said he has
taken calls from nervous pro-
ducers who say they have bills
to pay but not much honey in
the brood boxes. The culprit
appears to be mid- to late-sum-
mer temperatures that have too
frequently been below normal,
he said.
It seems to be the bulk of
the honey thus far was made
real early, Reiners said.
It has been a tale of two sea-
sons in North Dakota.
Producers have been enjoy-
ing great conditions in the
western and northern parts of
the state, but eastern North
Dakota has been suffering
from a lack of warmth and a
continuing drop in the number
of nectar producing plants, said
Bonnie Woodworth, director at
large of the North Dakota Bee-
keepers Association.
Eastern North Dakota,
theyre just really lacking on
forage, Woodworth said.
Theres just so much corn and
soybeans. Soybeans will pro-
duce, but it needs to be warm
nights and hot days and they
just havent had that.
Associated Press
BRUCE, S.D. South
Dakota honey producer
Richard Adee pulls a rectangu-
lar beehive frame from an
extracting machine and points
to a bell curve-shaped pattern
of honey and wax.
In a good year, the frame
would be full.
Adee Honey Farms in Bruce
will extract and ship about 5
million pounds of honey this
year, off from what Adee con-
siders a good year of about 8
million pounds.
Were on the tail end of the
summer and its definitely
going to be a short crop, he
said this week.
Adee is not alone. A month-
long stretch of cooler summer
temperatures in the Dakotas
has honey producers anticipat-
ing a drop in the states honey
crops as extracting gets under-
North Dakota and South
Dakota are the nations top two
honey-producing states, with
North Dakota churning out 34
million pounds in 2012 and
South Dakota producing 17
million pounds.
The USDA wont release its
2013 production numbers until
the spring, and theres no
telling how much a short crop
could affect prices at the super-
Dirk Lammers / Associated Press
A honey bee carrying a
wingful of yellow pollen,
lower right, delivers pollen
to a nest Tuesday on Adee
Honey Farm property near
Bruce, S.D.
Dirk Lammers / Associated Press
Jaime Garcia scrapes honey off a frame Tuesday at the
Adee Honey Farms plant in Bruce, S.D.
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013
Cool temps hamper Dakota honey output
Kan. rains spur bumper hay crop
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Hay fields across
Kansas have finally dried off from all the recent
rainfalls that farmers can get into them this
week to cut overgrown alfalfa crops and mow
lush prairie grasses to put up as feed for live-
stock this winter.
At the Agriculture Departments office in
Dodge City, the agencys hay market reporter
Steve Hessman said he is hearing from produc-
ers who are cutting as much as 2 tons of hay per
acre from this third cutting of alfalfa twice as
much as normal for August across much of the
state. But then a normal August in Kansas is hot
and dry, not cool and wet as it has been in recent
It is going to be a good cutting tonnage wise
or quantity wise, whichever way you want to put
that, Hessman said. Quality we are not sure
because most of it is past the prime for maturity
and, of course, it could still get rain damaged.
And in some cases weve seen weeds growing up
because of the extra moisture.
All that rain that had kept producers out of
their alfalfa fields at the peak time to harvest for
this third cutting meant much of it has grown too
mature, too rank and, for some, with too much
pig weed in it, he said.
While there is going to be a lot more of the
lower-quality hay typically used for grinding
or stock cows there is not going to be a lot of
the top quality, dairy hay that milking cows
The recent rains have also affected the mar-
ket for prairie hay, which is usually cut in July,
because the grasses now being harvested are
more mature and the stems on them are getting
harder, he said.
In a typical growing season, Kansas gets four
cuttings of alfalfa with the first and last cut-
tings typically producing the top-quality hay
sought by dairy producers. But late spring frosts
and drought this year hurt alfalfa crops, setting
plants back so much that the state essentially did
not have much of a first cutting of alfalfa and just
a modest second cutting.
Statewide, this third cutting of alfalfa could
potentially be larger than all the other cuttings
put together this season, Hessman said. But
while most growers benefited from the rains, the
drought for the most part persists in far western
It has been so dry in northwest Kansas where
rancher Mike Schultz runs his cattle operation
near Brewster that he plowed up his feed acres
and planted milo instead this past spring
mostly because crop insurance for milo pays bet-
ter than the government program that pays for
livestock feed losses. He figures that if his milo
crop fails this year then at least he would have
enough insurance money to buy feed for his
That is a much better option than last year
when he bought $3,000 worth of forage seed and
his insurance paid just $2,200 for his losses:
I lost quite a bit of money and didnt cut one
bale of feed out of my acres, Schultz said.
Kids picking cherries
find marijuana plants
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP)
Some children out picking
cherries with their father in
southwestern Michigan ended
up finding about 50 marijuana
plants in a farmers field along
the way.
Lt. Robert Kirk of the Van
Buren County sheriffs depart-
ment said the family called to
report the discovery.
Kirk said it appears that
someone pulled out a row of
corn and planted the marijua-
na, knowing that the farmers
field would be fertilized and
watered. In cases like this, Kirk
said whoever planted the mari-
juana would usually come back
before the corn was harvested.
Colorado peach prices
increase sharply
damage means higher prices
and fewer Palisade peaches for
customers on the Front Range
this year.
According to the Denver
Post, it has been the worst
weather year for peaches on
the Western Slope in more than
two decades. Palisade growers
said they are harvesting only
20 to 40 percent of their normal
crops. Unusual April freezes
killed the rest.
Bump in raisin crop
likely this year in Calif.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Fed-
eral agriculture officials say
raisin production in Califor-
nias Central Valley is on track
for a big increase this year due
to favorable weather.
The USDA forecasted that
the region will produce 2.4 mil-
lion tons of raisin-type grape
varieties in 2013, up nearly 26
percent from 2012. It will be
the largest harvest since 2008.
The Central Valleys raisin
industry has seen a steady pro-
duction decline in recent years,
as farmers yanked their vine-
yards in favor of almond trees
and other crops.
The number of acres of
raisins planted dropped from
280,000 in 2000 to 209,000 in
2011. About 200,000 acres are
expected this year.
New lawsuits filed over
2011 tainted melons
DENVER (AP) An attor-
ney has filed dozens of new
lawsuits for victims of contami-
nated cantaloupe from south-
ern Colorado two years ago.
The farm that produced the
melons that sickened 147 peo-
ple in 28 states has gone bank-
rupt. Attorney Bill Marler filed
some 32 lawsuits against retail-
ers that sold the melons.
Lawsuits were filed against
Walmart, King Soopers, City
Market and other grocery
stores. Most of the lawsuits
were filed in Colorado, but
suits are also pending or soon
to be filed in 11 other states.
Wis. orchards bounce
back after poor harvest
Wisconsin apple growers
hoping to bounce back from
one of their worst harvests in
more than six decades said
they are optimistic given this
years nearly ideal weather.
Last years apple harvest
was the smallest since 1945
and only half as big as the year
before, according to the
National Agriculture Statistics
Service. Apple production was
hurt when trees blossomed
early in a warm spring, only to
be hit by a late frost. The
drought that followed didnt
help. But apple growers said
weather this year has been
nearly ideal, and their orchards
are benefiting.
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013 PERSPECTIVES 12
School starting brings memories
ts that time of year again,
the time that school bells
ring, school playgrounds
are full of happy, playing
children and the school buses
are on their routes picking up
children to take them to
Its a happy time for some,
a sad time for others.
School has changed a lot
since I went, and even more
so since my parents and in-
laws attended. When my
husband, Boyd, and I went
to school, there wasnt a limit
on the number of days a stu-
dent could be absent, within
reason. In the fall and then
again in the spring Boyd
would often miss school
because of farm work: plant-
ing grain in the spring and
harvesting in the fall. His dad
always claimed Boyd was his
best helper and would use that
as an argument against Boyds
mom, who was a teacher and
stressed the importance of
Boyd attending school every
I do find it interesting that I
remember Boyd showing up at
school after school to partici-
pate in baseball practice in the
spring and football in the fall. I
mentioned that to Boyd as I
was writing this and he just
grinned and agreed that I was
correct in my memory.
In reading some of the fam-
ily histories I have at home, I
found some writings of my
dad about his schooling. My
dad was born in 1903 and
raised in Ammon. His parents
homesteaded a farm at Last
Chance in about 1910. Let me
quote from some of his memo-
I remember my school
days at Ammon. We would
walk about a mile and a half to
school. I enjoyed school so
much, I even took my teacher
an egg sandwich on some hot-
cakes. Ive often wondered
what she ever thought about
that! You know you always
give your teacher something:
an apple or something, thats
about all I had to give her. ...
When we were in our
younger school days was
when we had our dryfarm up
at Last Chance. Wed live most
of the time with Uncle Perry
Molen until our folks could
move down from the dryfarm
in the fall. We lived on the dry
farm at Last Chance in the
summer and on our valley
farm in the winter. It would be
late in the fall when my folks
would finish harvesting on the
dry farm. (My older brother)
Dermont and I would live with
Uncle Perry and Aunt Annie
Molen and go to school until
my folks could move to the
valley for winter months. After
school on Fridays, we d walk
back up to the dry farm, that
was quite a little walk (about
10 miles) but we didnt mind
it, we thought it was great
My grandmother lived
alone in Idaho Falls. My moth-
er wanted me to stay with her
and go to school when I was in
the second grade. The city
kids always like to beat up the
country kids, so I did a lot of
running that year. One day,
one of the boys came up on
Grandmas lawn and started a
fight with me. Mother came
out and rooted for me. Did I
ever clean that boy! I had
more good friends after
that. ...
I remember the
time my little dog
followed me to
school, he came in
the school room
after school had
started and
parked under
my desk. I
felt so
rassed. I
pulled his
ears. Did
he ever
yelp. The
came down
and took
me by the
ear and stood me in
front of the class. Dont ever
pull a dogs ear because it
Our teacher asked us if we
would write a poem describing
our room:
Our teacher sits in his
You would think he is a
grizzly bear,
And our desk is covered
with ink
And there are so many
They are beginning to
I wondered where I got my
writing talent from.
School memories
are precious, even
though we
back, I
ber school
as being a
time in my
we will all write
down some of our
school memories to share with
our children and grandchil-
Jean Schwieder is a writer who
has spent her life involved in east-
ern Idaho agriculture. Her books,
including past columns, are avail-
able by calling 522-8098 or by
email at wordpaint@ida.net.
Cowboy coffee: The predecessor to Starbucks
am married to a Starbucks fiend (sounds better
than user or addict). Any trip to town includes a
quad vente latte four shots no foam.
It is more important than the mail, the heart medi-
cine, the bank deposit or pickin up the kids at day
care. On extended trips, we drive for miles at all
hours of the day or night following her GPS in search
of that green symbol the one that looks like
Medusa with radioactive tendrils flaming from her
To be kind, it has a flavor of its own. Its not for
everybody, but I do think it has driven fanatic users
to more serious addictions like five-hour energy
drinks, Tabasco popsicles and cigars made of burn-
ing rubber.
I was in a strange town on a Starbucks mission
last week trying to remember if it were a Grande
Uno Caffe Misto Leonardo or a dolce capasso nu
latto Divinchi? The barista (the special name for
Starbucks waiters that was derived from the charac-
ter playing the one-eyed mushroom wearing scuba
gear in the bar scene from Star Wars IV) took my
He said he didnt know cowboys drank Starbucks.
I said, We invented it!
As I explained it to him, it became clear to me. I
ask you all, you cowboys, hunters, soldiers, Indians,
fishermen, prospectors, explorers all of you who
have roasted squirrel, carp, possum, haunch of wild
burro, buzzard drumsticks or spotted owl over a
campfire in the wilderness what did you wash it
down with?
Thats right, cowboy coffee!
A handful of coffee grounds (any brand) in
an old pot, put on the open fire and set on boil
is the recipe supreme. The pot itself is sacred
and never washed. It is this accumulation of
ingredients that gives cowboy coffee its unique
It is seasoned by the remnants of whatever falls
into the pot and becomes part of the geological strata
that comprise its lining. It is not unlike a good pipe
whose bowl gets layered with carcinogenic ash, or
the wax that builds in your ears or the plaque that
barnacles an ol dogs teeth.
Starbucks proudly touts its flavor, but if you really
crave a strong, rank, acidic, caffeine stimulant, one
that can also peel the paint off a backhoe bucket,
penetrate zirconium nuclear fuel rods and destroy
the odor in your sons tennis shoes, have an old cow-
boy make you a cuppa in his blackened pot. You will
discover Starbucks secret.
A WORD OF CAUTION: If you cant strain your
cowboy coffee through 2-inch 10-gauge expanded
metal, at least drop a magnet into the cup before you
Baxter Black is a cowboy, poet and humorist. His
website is www.baxterblack.com.
Youth Day at the Races is exciting even at 6 a.m.
ix oclock in the morning
during mid-July is a cool
and exciting time even
to teenagers
who have been
up for two hours.
The occa-
sion makes it
more excit-
ing. They are
gathered on
the back
side at Les
Bois Park
in Boise
for a day
of learn-
and compet-
The back
side of the
race track is where the horses,
trainers, jockeys and grooms
reside and prepare for racing.
At Les Bois, there is a cafe, the
race offices and administra-
tion. There is a gate where
entrance is restricted to
approved and licensed person-
This year, there were 30
youths and 11 adult helpers
and leaders.
This is likely
the largest
turn out in
the nation.
This is a
effort of Les
Bois Park, the
Horse Asso-
ciation, the
Idaho Quarter
Horse Associa-
tion and the
Idaho Horse
Council. While
this is open to
all qualifying
young people,
it is led by 4-H
leaders and
includes 4-H
from across the state and east-
ern Oregon.
Activities on the back side
start early each morning and
things are moving at 6 a.m.
Youngsters are divided into
teams of three and assigned to
participating trainers. They
spend much of the morning
learning and working with
trainers, grooms and other
helpers including wives, girl-
friends and others close to the
Most of the trainers have
horses competing in the
AQHA Challenge Races that
will race during the races
that day. This will round out
the day as these youngsters
cheer for the trainers and
This event is special and is
very important to AQHA.
They will fly the winner of
todays event to Los Alamitos,
Calif., where they will com-
pete nationally for the thou-
sands of dollars in prizes
and scholarships. It is a
great honor to win the re-
gional event and compete
nationally. This is not lost
on the participants of today
Today, the youth and adult
participants will meet many
accomplished and special indi-
viduals. Kip Dideriksen was
world champion jockey for
several years before retiring
and is a highlight at Youth Day
at the Races each year. The
race officials, track manage-
ment, AQHA personnel, Idaho
Quarter Horse leadership, gate
crew, jockey room custodians,
and all others who support
and oversee the racing pro-
grams were excellent mentors
to these youth. Les Bois Park
understands youth and fur-
nished plenty of refreshments
and food.
Some of the highlights
are the visit to the jockey
room, learning about manage-
ment of all crews of the track,
going to the starting gate, vis-
iting the winners circle and
going to the Crows Nest.
The Crows Nest is high on
the roof of the grandstands
connected by a cat walk. The
cameras and officials for the
races are located there. At
the races where the wonderful
day is closed out, the youths
cheer for their owners and
trainers to win these very
important AQHA Challenge
This is a special day and
special event that is made
even better by the full support
and dedication of Les Bois
Park ownership, management
and personnel. The participa-
tion of trainers and their
teams add greatly to the quali-
ty of the experience. Every-
ones open, helpful, and inclu-
sive caring approach makes it
a special day to remember.
The participants are appre-
ciative, attentive and interest-
ed. The wonderful adult lead-
ership and helpers round out
the team that makes Youth
Day at the Races special.
We can all be proud of the
outstanding program and the
great efforts to make our lead-
ers of tomorrow more pre-
pared and informed. Idaho
racing is truly family, youth
and community oriented.
Edward McNelis raises cattle,
quarter horses and thoroughbreds
and is a past president of Idaho
Horse Council. He can be reached
through Farm & Ranch Managing
Editor Bill Bradshaw at freditor@
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013
Fresh Potato Market Shipments
Fresh Russet Market Report: Week ending: Aug. 17, 2013
State FWA Chg GRI Chg 70ct Chg 10# Film Chg
Idaho Burbank* $25.54 - $0.85 $13.38 -$0.51 $35.50 -$1.50 $20.00 -$0.50
Idaho Norkotah $30.68 -$3.57 $19.24 -$2.68 $36.00 -$8.00 $25.50 $1.00
Columbia Basin $24.85 -$2.83 $13.17 -$1.75 $32.00 -$2.00 $18.00 -$3.00
San Luis Valley
Klamath Basin
Sources: North American Potato Market News and USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Notes: Prices are Friday quotes. All prices are in $/per cwt. FWA is a weighted average of shipping point prices for common packs in each
area. Weights differ by area. GRI is the Grower Returns Index for each individual area, on a delivered to packing shed basis. Idaho GRIs are
based on a 60% packout for Burbanks and a 75% packout for Norkotahs.
Comments: Russet prices are backing off as new-crop shipments continue to pick up. * Prices for
the 2012 crop.
Hay Report
Compared to last week, all alfalfa
Timothy hay for
export steady.
ate de-
horse not
tested this
Buyer demand good with light to mod-
erate supplies.
Buyer demand good with light to mod-
erate supplies.
All prices are dollars per ton and FOB
Idaho Weekly Hay Report Aug. 16, 2013
This Week Tons FOB: 7,700
Last Week: 9,725
Last Year: 13,025
Year to Date FOB: 172,041
YTD FOB Last Week: 303,711
YTD FOB Last Year: 264,932
Tons Delivered: n/a
Tons Deld. Last Week: 0
Tons Deld. Last Year: n/a
YTD Deld.: n/a
YTD Deld. last week: n/a
YTD Deld. Last Year: n/a
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Idaho Falls
Cattle sale
Aug. 21, 2013
Comments: All classes strong.
Killing cows and bulls
Breaker cows $75-83
Boner cows $70-75
Cutter cows $68-74
Canner cows $63-68
Bulls $82-98
Feeding cows $70-80
Heiferettes $80-100
Fdg & ctg bulls N/T
950 lbs and up N/T
800-900 lbs $135-142
700-800 lbs $135-145
600-700 lbs $140-148
500-600 lbs N/T
400-500 lbs N/T
300-400 lbs N/T
800-900 lbs N/T
700-800 lbs $130-136
600-700 lbs $130-136
500-600 lbs $135-140
400-500 lbs N/T
300-400 lbs N/T
Holstein steers
700-1,000 lbs $81-95
300-600 lbs $82-95
Aug. 16, 2013
Comment: None.
Cows, bulls: a few better.
Head Count: 599
Ut/Boner Cows $72-84
Cutters $64-76
Heiferettes $75-89
Sl Bulls $76-109
Fdrs: steady, strong
300-400 lbs N/T
400-500 lbs $160-186
500-600 lbs $140-156
600-700 lbs $132-149
700-800 lbs $127-147
800-900 lbs $120-140
300-400 lbs $156-176
400-500 lbs $140-151
500-600 lbs $134-144
600-700 lbs $126-146
700-800 lbs $120-140
800-900 lbs $115-131
Holstein Steers
400-600 lbs $85-103
600-900 lbs $82-99
Aug. 15, 2013
Comment: None.
Head count: 436
Util/com cows $70-84.75
Canner/cutters $60-70
Shelly/Lite Cows $35-50
Heiferettes $90-111
Util/com bulls $70-94.50
Thin/Lite bulls $68-78
Hvy fdr strs $94-110
Lt fdr strs $117-193
Hvy hlstns $84.50-84.50
Lt hlstns $67-95
Hvy fdr hfrs $124-129.75
Lt fdr hfrs $101-152
Twin Falls
Aug. 17 (1st & 3rd Sat.)
Hogs, Sheep, Misc.
Baby Clvs $10-70 hd
Std Clvs $80-205 hd
Horses $65-320
Goats $20-180 hd
Weaner hogs $20-55 hd
Fdr hogs $70-110 hd
Fat hogs $54-64
Fdr sheep $93-102
Fat sheep $84-96
Brdg ewes N/T
Killer ewes $23-47
Ewe/lamb prs N/T
Bum lambs N/T
Aug. 21, 2013 (weekly)
Trend: 2-3 lower to steady
Head count: 1,332
Ut/Com $60-81
Cnrs/Ctrs $39-60
StkCows N/T
Cow/Cf Prs $1,075-1,290
Hfrts $91-107
Sl Bulls $81.50-91
Fdr Bulls $72-85
Steers $125-188
Heifers $129-180
Cattle Sale
Aug. 20, 2013
Hol Bull Cfs N/T
Hol Hfr Cfs N/T
Std Bull & Str Cfs $70-210
Std Hfr Cfs $110-310
Brk/Ut/Com Cows $68-83
Cut/Bon Cows $51-66.50
Shelly/Lite Cows $39-45
Hol Hfrs $82-91
Heiferettes N/T
Slaughter Bulls $79-93.50
Feeder Cows $68-77
Holstein Steers
275-400 lbs N/T
400-500 lbs N/T
500-600 lbs N/T
600-700 lbs $95-105
700-800 lbs $95-105
800-1,000 lbs $86-92.75
Choice Steers
300-400 lbs $164-183
400-500 lbs $164-183
500-600 lbs $164-183
600-700 lbs N/T
700-800 lbs $120-139.50
800-1,000 lbs $120-139.50
Choice Heifers
300-400 lbs N/T
400-500 lbs N/T
500-600 lbs N/T
600-700 lbs $120.75-136
700-800 lbs $120.75-136
800-100 lbs $94-110
Dairy Sale
Aug. 14, 2013
(Held every other week)
Top Spr $1,560
Top 10 Sprs Avg $1,490
Top 50 Sprs Avg $1,340
Top 100 Sprs Avg $1,250
Fresh Hfrs N/T
ADF NDF RFV TDN-100% TDN-90% CP-100%
Supreme <27 <34 >185 >62 >55.9 >22
Premium 27-29 34-36 170-185 60.5-62 54.5-55.9 20-22
Good 29-32 36-40 150-170 58-60 52.5-54.5 18-20
Fair 32-35 40-44 130-150 56-58 50.5-52.5 16-18
Utility >35 >44 <130 <56 <50.5 <16
Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than 10 per-
cent grass), used with visual appearance and intent of sale Quantitative factors are
approximate and many factors can affect feeding value.
Hay table
Quality Tons Price Avg.
Large Square
Premium 2200 225-230 229.55
Organic 100 250-250 250
Good 800 200-200 200
Export 500 205-205 205
Fair/Good 1500 180-185 181.67
Export 1000 180-180 180
Timothy Grass
Large Square
Prem Exp 1000 260-260 260
Large Square
Good 600 170-170 170
Auction Table
Intermountain Farm & Ranch Friday, August 23, 2013 COMMODITIES 14
Livestock futures
CHICAGO (AP) Early futures trading on the Chicago Mer-
cantile Exchange Aug. 22:
Open High Low Settle Chg.
CATTLE 40,000 pounds.; cents per lb.
Aug 123.90 124.00 123.80 123.92 .23
Oct 127.95 127.95 125.35 127.55 .42
Dec 130.37 130.37 124.80 130.02 .45
Feb 131.67 131.70 131.30 131.40 .30
Apr 132.32 132.32 127.82 132.25 .30
Jun 126.97 126.97 126.67 126.75 .12
Aug 125.70 125.75 125.70 125.75 .15
Est. sales 8,223. Wed.'s sales 26,599
Wed.'s open int 294,471, up 967
50,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Aug 155.70 155.75 155.52 155.60 +.03
Sep 157.97 158.15 157.70 157.72 +.02
Oct 160.12 160.30 159.95 160.10 +.03
Nov 160.35 160.45 160.15 160.27 .03
Jan 159.35 159.37 159.05 159.15
Mar 158.50 158.50 158.15 158.22 +.02
Apr 158.65 158.77 158.65 158.77 .03
May 159.22 159.22 159.12 159.12
Est. sales 713. Wed.'s sales 5,386
Wed.'s open int 36,794
40,000 lbs.; cents per lb.
Oct 85.70 85.75 84.97 85.10 .72
Dec 82.40 82.42 81.92 82.05 .57
Feb 84.47 84.47 82.45 84.22 .55
Apr 84.77 84.77 84.50 84.55 .40
May 88.15 88.70 88.15 88.70
Jun 90.32 90.37 90.15 90.30 .27
Jul 89.05 89.12 89.00 89.10 .30
Aug 87.47 87.70 87.45 87.70
Oct 80.00 76.80 76.80
Dec 74.50
Feb 74.00
Est. sales 7,680. Wed.'s sales 28,098
Wed.'s open int 306,267
Idaho Potatoes
Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District
Potatoes, Aug. 21. Demand moderate. Market slightly lower.
Includes light supplies from western Idaho.
Russet Burbank U.S. One 2" or 4-oz Min: baled 5 10-lb mesh
sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min 11.00-12.50 mostly 12.50; baled
5 10-lb film bags non sz A 40% 5-oz min 10.50-12.00 mostly
12.00; baled 10 5-lb mesh sacks non sz A 40% 5-oz min
12.00-13.50 mostly 13.50; baled 10 5-lb film bags non sz A
40% 5-oz min 11.50-13.00 mostly 13.00.
50 lb cartons: 40s 18.00; 50s 18.00; 60s 18.00; 70s 18.00; 80s
18.00; 90s 18.00; 100s 18.00.
U.S. Two 50 lb sacks: 6 oz min 15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00; 10
oz min 17.00-18.00 mostly 17.00.
Russet Norkotah U.S. One 2 or 4-oz Min: No report. 50 lb
cartons: No report. U.S. Two 50 lb sacks: 6 oz min. No report.
Potato Prices Elsewhere
CHICAGO USDA Major U.S. One potato markets FOB
shipping points Aug. 14.
Columbia Basin Norkotahs Baled 5 10-lb film bags (non sz
A) mostly 9.50-10.00. 50 lb cartons 70 count mostly 16.00; 100
count mostly 13.00-14.00. Round Reds U.S. 1 sz A 50-lb car-
tons no report.
Kern District, Calif. Norkotahs Baled 5 10-lb film bags (sz A)
no report. 50 lb cartons 70 count no report; 100 count no
report. Round Reds U.S. 1 sz A 50-lb cartons no report.
Klamath Basin Norkotahs Baled 5 10-lb film bags (non sz A)
no report. 50 lb cartons 70 count no report. 100 count no
Big Lake/Central Minn. Round Red U.S. One baled 5 10-lb
film bags sz A mostly 9.50; baled 10 5-lb film bags sz A most-
ly 10.00; 50 lb cartons sz A mostly 10.00
Minn.-N.Dak. (Red River Valley) Round Reds Baled 5 10-lb
film bags (sz A) no report. 50 lb sacks sz A no report.
Nebraska Russet Norkotahs Baled 5 10-lb film bags (sz A)
mostly 12.00-12.50. 50 lb cartons 70 count 19.00-20.50. 100
count 16.00-19.50.
San Luis Valley, Colo. Norkotahs Baled 5 10-lb film bags (sz
A) no report. 70 count no report. 100 count no report.
Northwestern Washington Round Red 50 lb cartons (sz A)
no report.
Wisconsin Russet Russet Norkotahs U.S. One baled 5 10-
lb film bags sz A 11.00-13.00; 50 lb cartons 70 count 20.00-
21.00. 100 count mostly 18.00-19.00. Round Red baled 5 10-
lb film bags (non sz A) mostly 9.50. 50 lb cartons mostly 10.00.
Portland Grain
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 22. Bids for grains delivered to Port-
land, Ore. during August by unit trains and barges, in dollars per
bushel, except oats, corn and barley, in dollars per cwt. Bids for
soft white wheat are for delivery periods as specified. All other
wheat bids are for full August delivery. Bids for corn are for 30
day delivery.
September wheat futures trended 3.5 to 4.75 cents per bushel
lower compared to Wednesdays closes. Kansas City December
wheat futures trended 3.75 cents per bushel lower compared to
Wednesdays closes, and Minneapolis December wheat futures
trended 5 cents per bushel lower compared to Wednesdays
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit
trains and barges during August trended 4.75 cents per bushel
lower than Wednesdays noon bids for August delivery.
Bids for 11.5 percent protein U.S. 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat
were not fully established in early trading but bids for August
delivery were indicated as a half a cent to 3.5 cents per bushel
lower than Wednesdays noon bids for August delivery. Bids
were pressured by the lower Kansas City September and
December wheat futures, however a higher basis bid by some
exporters tempered the declines.
Bids for 14 percent protein nonguaranteed U.S. 1 Dark North-
ern Spring Wheat for August delivery were not fully established
in early trading but bids were indicated as 2.75 to 9.75 cents per
bushel lower compared to Wednesdays noon bids for the same
delivery period. Bids were pressured by the lower Minneapolis
September and December wheat futures and a lower basis bid
by some exporters.
Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn delivered to Portland in single rail
cars trended mixed, from 10 cents lower to 28.75 cents per cwt
higher than Wednesdays noon bids. The lower Chicago Sep-
tember corn futures pressured bids, however a higher basis bid
by some corn traders supported cash bids. Corn bids truck
delivered to the Yakima Valley trended 8.75 to 10 cents per cwt
lower than Wednesdays noon bids.
US 1 Soft White Wheat
Aug NC mostly $7.29, ranging 7.19-7.34
Sep $7.24-7.39
Oct $7.2375-7.3875
Nov $7.2375-7.3875
Dec $7.2375-7.39
US 1 White Club Wheat
Aug NC mostly $7.3575, ranging 7.34-7.39
US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat
Ordinary protein $7.94-8.07
10 pct. protein $7.94-8.07
11 pct. protein $8.02-8.13
11.5 pct protein
Aug NC $8.06-8.16
12 pct. protein $8.08-8.19
13 pct protein $8.12-8.25
US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat
13 pct protein $8.09-8.20
14 pct protein
Aug NC $8.26-8.36
15 pct protein $8.26-8.36
16 pct protein $8.26-8.36
US 2 Barley in dollars per cwt
Merchandiser Bids-Single rail cars-domestic (48 pounds or
Delivered to Portland NA
US 2 Yellow Corn in dollars per cwt
Domestic-single rail cars
Delivered full coast-BN NA
Delivered to Portland $13.1875-13.65
Truck del to Yakima Valley $13.175-13.45
US 2 Heavy White Oats in dollars per cwt $12.75
Exporter Bids Portland Rail/Barge July 2013
Averages in Dollars per bushel
No. 1 Soft White $7.23
No. 1 Hard Red Winter
Ordinary protein $7.96
No. 1 Hard Red Winter
11.5 pct protein $8.08
No. 1 Dark Northern Spring
14 pct protein $8.59
Grain futures
CHICAGO (AP) Noon trading on the Chicago Board of
Trade Aug. 22:
Open High Low Last Chg.
WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel
Sep 640 640
/2 632
/2 635
/2 3
Dec 650 651 642
/4 649
Mar 662
/4 662
/4 654 660
May 666
/4 667
/2 661
/4 667
Jul 661
/4 662
/2 657
/4 662
Sep 670
/2 672
/4 669
/4 672
Dec 683
/4 683
/4 680 683
Mar 691
May 692
Jul 683 685
/4 683 685
Sep 686
Dec 702
Mar 702
May 702
Jul 702
Est. sales 71,774. Wed.'s sales 111,671
Wed.'s open int 403,696
CORN 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel
Sep 497 498
/4 491 494 4
Dec 482 482
/4 468
/2 469 14
Mar 494 494 481 484 11
May 500
/4 500
/4 488
/4 492 11
Jul 505
/4 509 494
/4 509
Sep 506 510
/4 498
/4 510
Dec 512
/2 514
/4 502
/4 514
Mar 516
/2 523
/2 514 523
May 522 528
/4 522 528
Jul 527 531 522
/4 531
Sep 516
Dec 501
/4 507
/4 496 507
Jul 521
Dec 501
Est. sales 198,311. Wed.'s sales 258,210
Wed.'s open int 1,192,682
OATS 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel
Sep 382
/4 387
/2 380 384
Dec 336 339
/4 331
/2 336
Mar 340
/2 342 337 340
May 338
/2 338
/2 338
/2 338
Jul 330
Sep 312
Dec 334
Mar 334
May 334
Jul 334
Sep 334
Est. sales 833. Wed.'s sales 577
Wed.'s open int 8,815
#2 Feed barley prices
Aug. 15, 2013
Ashton NQ
Rexburg $9.50
Idaho Falls $9.50
Pocatello NQ
Malt barley prices
2-R 6-R
Ashton $12.00 $12.00
Rexburg NQ NQ
Idaho Falls $12.50-$12.92 $12.92
Pocatello $12.00 $12.00
Prices in Cwt NQ: No Quote
Source: Idaho Barley Commission
Idaho potato prices
70 & 100 count cartons
50 lb. cartons
Idaho potato prices
10 pound mesh sack
(per cwt)
Source: Market News Service
Wheat prices
Ashton NQ NQ NQ
Rexburg NQ NQ NQ
Idaho Falls $6.20 $6.42 $6.80
Pocatello $6.00 $6.76 $7.11
Portland prices
#2 Feed Barley NQ NQ
#1 SWW $7.05
/2 $7.25
#1 HRW $7.99 $8.15
#1 DNS $8.31
/4 $8.36
Prices in Cwt (barley) and bu. (wheat)
NQ: No Quote Source: Idaho Barley Commission
7/2 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21
100s 70s
Source: Market News Service
7/2 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21
Aug. 21, 2013
White wheat $6.35
White wheat $6.16
11.5% winter $6.51
14% spring $7.00
Barley $8.75
Hard white $6.79
White wheat $5.90
11.5% winter $6.44
14% spring $6.89
Barley no bid
Hard white $6.64
Portland, Ore.
White wheat $7.34
11% winter $8.05-8.11
14% spring $8.36
Corn $265.75-267.25
Oats n/a
Ogden, Utah
White wheat $6.32
11.5% winter $6.87
14% spring $7.58
Barley $8.30
Corn $12.32
Source: Idaho Farm Bureau
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Al l oey s . Br and new
compl et e cl ut ch. No
mi l es on i t . Thi s r uns
looks & drives beautifully!
Has 145K mi l es 35 +
MPG beautiful body paint
& interior. $2,988
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
Mercedez 240 D 1974
Sedan. What a gorgeous
car all original down to
the hub caps. 4 cylinder
di esel , AT A/C, crui se,
only 105K miles. These
are very popul ar cars.
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
Add a little color to your
Help Wanted
Large 2 bedroom 2 bath
townhouse with master
suit, granite counter tops,
tray ceilings, custom
cabinets with island and
2 car attached garage.
Close to everything in the
middle of Idaho Falls. 2
family rooms full base-
ment with 3 more unfin-
ished bed rooms and
another bathroom. auto
sprinkler system with
fenced private back yard.
Call to view or come on
by at. 1835 Alturas circle
west idaho falls, idaho
Directions: (East on 1st
street one block east of
woodruff Ave left then left
again). Or Call Lawry
CTR Homes at 589-3465
Dodge 2007 Caliber. Power
seat s and mor e on t hi s
great value - only $8,395.
Ca l l R o n Ha r d i n g a t
208-312-6656 to see this
v e r y n i c e c a r . S t k #
Homes & Anderson Idaho Falls
HJPE Inc seeks CDL
Truck Drivers for a 4-6
wk project in Jackson,
$20.86/hr Fax resume,
copy of cdl & medical
card to 509-529-2382 or
email carol@hjpe.com.
Drug test required.
Chrysler 2005 PT Cruiser.
Red convertible with only
6 4 k mi l e s . Ca l l Mi k e
Nyberg at 589-9770 and
get thi s beauti ful car for
only $8,900. Stk# 054782X
(not actual pic)
Homes & Anderson Idaho Falls
Toyota 2003 Camry LE. A
beaut i f ul cl ean cl ean
Camry, AT, PW PL cold
col d A/C, CD, sunroof
cl oth i nteri or, they j ust
don t come any ni cer.
Loaded 146K $6,988
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
LI MI TED Thi s l uxury car
has leather heated seats,
sunroof , i nf i ni t y st ereo.
126K hiway miles. Books at
$10,875, Priced to sell at
$9,800. Call (208)680-2762
5 Bedroom, 2 bath home
with new carpet and new
appliances. Newly painted
and huge yard! For sale or
r e n t ! $ 1 3 0 , 0 0 0 OBO.
208-270-3176 or 690-9277.
Cars under
Ki a 1999 Sport age EX
4WD. This sports utility
4x4 only has 91 K miles,
4 cyel ender AT PW PL
leather, lots to list. Good
fuel milage. Clean clean,
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
Ch e v y 1 9 7 3 S t a t i o n
Wagon. 45,000 miles. 400
t r an. t ur bo 400. Good
condition. Call 521-2226
Add a little color to your
Help Wanted
Farm Equip.
Homes $200k
to $250,000
Tract or Wei ght s. 4 50l b
weights for Ford tractors.
Call 269-0436
Healthcare &
Social Service
Beautifully landscaped 2
story, 2800 sqft, corner lot
home in Park Place. Built in
2007 by Ut t erbeck Con-
struction. 3 bedrooms, 2
baths, and laundry room
up. Formal living room &
di ni ng r oom wi t h har d-
wood floors, family room,
half bath, kitchen and fam-
ily eating area down. Alder
cabi nets throughout, al l
appliances included, gran-
ite counter tops. Gas heat/
AC/ dual wat er heat er s.
Lar ge per gol a cover ed
pat i o i n back w/ pri vacy
f ence. 3 car si de-f aci ng
gar age. 950 sqf t unf i n-
ished basement. Upgraded
f i x t u r e s t h r o u g h o u t .
$224,900. Open house on
S a t A u g 3 r d & 1 0 t h
10AM-6PM & Sun Aug 4th
& 11th 10AM-2PM.
Direct Care
Grand Teton Service
Group seeks
Benefits available.
Apply at
325 Chamberlain
Idaho Falls
Caretaker Needed. Teton
Valley, 2 Horses, exchange
for rent. (208)201-9662
AUSSIE Puppies, 6 weeks
ol d. $150. Reds, Bl acks
and Tri-color available. Call
2 0 8 - 3 5 1 - 9 7 6 7 or t e x t
1 Horse per special
5 Lines of description
($1.95 per additional
Runs every day for
Published in the Post
Register, Intermountain
Farm & Ranch &
May include photo,
Only content change
allowed is price
Doesnt apply to stud
Reach 80,000 readers!
Call 524-7355
For Rexburg area. Need
qualified person to work
with individuals in home
& community
setting. Must have a
Bachelors Degree.
basic conversational
Spanish is helpful.
Please send resume to:
Child & Family
Email: reedcfr@aol.com
or (208) 356-4911
Home Rentals
2 BR, 2 bath Large,condo
in Idaho Falls. Super clean
unit in quiet neighborhood.
Updated ground floor unit
with fireplace, master suite,
enclosed patio and pool
access. Convenient,
central location.
$800/month+dep. No
pets/smoking. 244-1006.

Very Competitive
Free Estimates
Idaho Falls. Ammon,
Call (208)523-3331
T h i s h ome h a s i t a l l !
Ki tchen i ncl udes grani te
countertops, island, and tile
flooring. Large family room
wi t h vaul t ed cei l i ng and
beaut i f ul gas f i r epl ace.
Master bathroom includes
large jetted tub and sepa-
rate shower. Located in the
coveted Waterford subdivi-
sion, it is close to schools
and parks. For more pho-
tos and details go to:
Please call 208-313-3357 to
take a look!
Firearms &
270 Winchester Rugar Mark
I I . Great gun, no scope.
$600 OBO 993-3032
Utility Trailers
& Toy Haulers
Trades &
2008 Interstate dual axle
cargo trailer. 7x16 length.
Brakes Ramp style back
door with side entry door.
Diamond plate floor. 8 in-
floor tie downs rings with
lighter weight rings in side
wall. Towed approx 1000
miles. Color is Black.
Chrome wheels. Spare tire
mounted inside trailer.
Lawn Sprinkler
Installer needed for the
next 2 months. Work
both in Idaho Falls and
Wyoming. Call
(208)522-0754, leave
English 524-7729
Spanish 528-2994
Winter horse pasture for 3
horses. Nov. 1 to mid May.
You Feed. Swan Val l ey
a r e a i f p o s s i b l e .
Snowsports Instructors Wanted
Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School, Jackson
Hole, Wy is seeking 10 qualified ski and snowboard
instructors for Winter Season 13-14. PSIA/AASI (or
Level 2 and Level 3 instructors will be considered.
Successful candidates should have a minimum of
three (3) years of teaching experience with in the last
5 years, speak fluent English and be able to
ski/snowboard for 7 hour days multiple days in a row.
Duties will include teaching all levels skiing or snow-
boarding; students may range in age from 3 and up.
Instructors will be expected to work 5 days a week
and all holiday periods (Dec 24-Jan 3; Feb 15-22;
March 8-23). This temporary employment starts Nov
28 2013 and terminates April 6, 2014 and takes place
at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson,
Wyoming. Staff training is required and provided by
Housing is not provided; a local commuter bus pass
is included with compensation. The prevailing wage
for these instructors will be $20.96/hr. Overtime is not
available. This job order is being placed in connec-
tion with future H2b visa workers.
To apply, please submit a current resume, certifica-
tion paperwork and current PSIA/AASI (or equivalent)
card to Lexey Wauters,
Welcomes any Demon-
strators & Woodturners
the 1st Thursday of every
month from 7:00 p.m. at
EITC Building No. 2.
Please call 529-1718
to attend.
Two bed, two bath town-
house, 1379 sqft, excellent
location near hospital and
mall. Large kitchen w/oak
cabinets and vaulted ceil-
ings. Family room w/ fire-
place, formal living room,
large master bed w/ walk-in
closet. AC and gas heat.
New carpet t hroughout .
Appliances include stove,
fridge, microwave, washer/
dryer and water softener.
Large two car garage with
12x 12 heat ed st or age
room. Fenced yard wi t h
concrete patio. Very clean.
$ 1 2 4 , 5 0 0 . C a l l
307-248-3424 for appt.
Overeaters Anonymous
meets Friday 6p.m. at St.
Pauls United Methodist
Church (corner of 17th &
St. Clair). Call 521-2779
for more information.
Sporting Good
& Outdoors
Mount ai n Bi ke, Gi ant -
Iguana, Yellow 26 X 1.85
I nch Ti res I n Very Good
Condition 529-9641
The Post Register will run
a found or lost item for
FREE for 14 days.
Call 524-SELL
SUV under
Chevy 2003 Suburban,
LT 5.3 V-8, leather DVD-
heated seats, brand new
tires, really cold A/C, runs
looks drives exceptional!
There' s just none nicer.
131 K, this Suburban has
ever yt hi ng t o pr ove.
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
SUV over
Chevrolet 2004 Suburban,
4WD, one owner , ver y
good condi t i on. Cl ot h
uphol stery, bench front
seat, engine block heater,
trailer towing package with
el ect roni c t rai l er brake
controller, good condition
Bri dgestone ti res, cl ean
CARFAX r epor t . 176K
most l y hi ghway mi l es.
Ext r as i ncl ude Onst ar ,
SiriusXM radio, TruckVault
( t h i r d r o w s e a t a l s o
included). Owner encour-
ages potential buyers to
have vehicle inspected by
a qualified mechanic.
XLT, 26K miles, automatic,
4x4, 3rd row, tow package.
Runs gr eat and i t ' s i n
e x c e l l e n t c o n d i t i o n .
$11, 500 OBO, may con-
sider trade. 208-201-8418
or 208-201-0080.
We are the original owners
of the Yukon, we are sell-
ing because we purchased
a Denai l . Thi s car has
always ran great, 5.3, a/c &
h e a t e d s e a t s , pe u t e r
leather interior, bose ste-
reo, 132, 000 mi l es, new
trans @ 90,000, all terrain
BFgoodri ch & ri ms, t ow
p a c k a g e . C a l l K e l l y
Vans under
Chevy 1998 Bl azer LS
4x4, cloth interior 4.3 V-6,
PW, PL, A/C, cruise, tilt
CD. Newer tires. 124K, I
b e l i e v e y o u wi l l b e
impressed. $3,988
4 Seasons Auto
140 Science Center Drive
Call day or evening
* Trades Always Welcome *
92K miles, automatic, 20-25
MPG, runs great & in good
condi t i on. $3250 OBO,
2 0 8 - 2 0 1 - 8 4 1 8 o r
I nt ermount ai n Farm & Ranch
Drivers &
Homes $125k
to $150,000
Classic &
Chevy 1977 3/4 ton Crew
Cab shor t box. Looks
good, runs great. Asking
$8900 OBO. Call for more
Per Diem/
Registered Nurse
Opening available for
s el f - mot i v a t ed Per
Diem/RN. Experienced
i n t he care of i nf ant s
and Children a plus.
J o i n o u r d y n a mi c
h o me / a mbu l a t o r y
specialty infusion team.
Send resume to
Prescription Center
Home Care, Inc.
Attn: Trecia D.O.N.
2250 Coronado St.,
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Or e-mail to
GTS Interior Supply serves the Walls & Ceiling
Industry throughout the Pacific Northwest with 18
locations. We are hiring a CDL A Driver/Crane
Boom Operator/Stocker to start ASAP for
Idaho Falls.
GTS delivers quality building materials to jobs both
large and small. Please see
www.gtsinteriorsupply.com for more information
about our company.
Duties include timely and safe delivery of drywall
and interior building products from warehouse to
jobsite. Upon arrival at jobsite, driver/operator will
then offload truck (by crane and/or hand stock) to
specified location per contractor. Must be able to
lift 80-100 lbs regularly with crew member.
*CDL A license preferred, but we will consider
drivers with a Class B.
*Crane certification preferred.
*Forklift experience preferred.
Must pass drug screen, physical and have proven
safe driving record. GTS offers competitive wages
and great benefits including medical, dental &
vision insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid
time off and paid holidays. GTS is dedicated to
providing a safe work environment in addition to
training and safety recognition.
To apply, please email resume to
or fax to 425-828-1428.
Please feel free to call the yard directly with
questions at 208-529-8000.
Diesel Mechanic/Operator:
Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions LLC is currently
recruiting for a Diesel Mechanic/Operator to join our
International team at Union Glacier Camp, Antarctica.
Based seasonally in a busy garage workshop set in a
remote field camp environment, you will be required
to undertake all levels of maintenance, repairs and
major overhauls. In addition you will be capable of
completing standard servicing and diagnostics to a
diverse vehicle and fixed plant fleet including gener-
ators, snow mobiles, Sno-Cats and loading shovels.
You must be capable of following the repair process
from fault
analysis to completion.
Please visit our website
www.adventure-network.com for more information
about our organisation and Union Glacier Camp.
Contact: mairi.macleod@antarctic-logistics.com
with CV, references and letter of motivation, for a
detailed Job Description.
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