I hope you have had a good Christmas season and a Happy New Year!
Below is the link for our Manipulator PGR School. Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday evening at 7:00pm.
It's been a nice winter so far, with highs of +10° and very little snow on the ground.
We have been keeping busy shipping high volumes of seed out. As well as taking advantage of the warm temperatures has kept our seed treatment plant busy. We like to treat when its over -5°C in the winter, the grain temperature is normally 5°-15°C. Any colder and the risk of flaking off or treatment not fully drying the seed could be worse. We are treating a bit of durum seed this week and have some AAC Redberry HRSW & Chrome Yellow Peas shipping out.
This is the time we are also servicing pivots, working on machinery, planning for next seasons crops and employee needs as well as doing employee evaluations. If you know of someone looking for seasonal or flexible work or even full time send them to our employment page.
On the Seed side we are needing help for:
On the Farming side we often need seasonal people in:
For the right person we have had 1-2 month options for people who want flexibility in what they want to do in their summer or fall time.
Most crop sales seem normal other than flax and lentils are up vs some years. We are seeing more feed wheat types sold, such as soft wheats, CPS & triticale but barley sales seem to be near normal.
Manipulator PGR School Wednesday Evening
Topic: Manipulator PGR School
Time: Jan 13, 2021 07:00 PM Alberta Time
Jamie Stringam from Belchim Canada joins us to talk about how to use manipulator on your farm and how it can impact your crops.
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Meeting ID: 811 1215 5457
Clean Seed On Hand & Ready To Ship:
We have AAC Chrome & AAC Delhi Peas, FB 9-4, Fabelle & Snowbrid faba beans, Redberry & LeRoy HRS Wheat, Alloy & Succeed VB durum & AB Cattlelac 6 row barley, AAC Awesome GP soft wheat, AAC Wheatland HRSW, CDC Dorado Yellow / Golden flax & CDC Austenson 2 row barley, Bill Coors 100 Malt Barley cleaned and ready to pickup. We are now cleaning CDC Rowland brown flax (available this coming fall) with Sunray spring triticale next on the cleaning list.
We have updated our cover crops page on our website with more detailed pictures and timings and blend options.
New Crop Contracts
New Crop Contracts with XPT Grain
Delhi - Jumbo Yellow Pea
This variety has a large seed size and yields have been very good for customers. An organic program with this variety is also available. For conventional farmers there is a No Glyphosate for pre-harvest program as well.
Chris from XPT Grain 306-209-7746 or email has put together a program for Jumbo Yellow Peas in the past few season and farms have had success working with him.
CDC Dorado yellow flax is an early season, high ALA oil content variety
New Crop Prices
New crop yellow peas are $8 per bu at many places, that is a pretty attractive new crop price for yellow pea even some green pea growers are switching over. AAC Chrome has been out main yellow pea but AAC Delhi above has been right there with it.
The Brown flax new crop options, available with Johnstons Grain look pretty good. Brand new in brown flax this year AAC Marvelous looks to be the best brown flax in the market right now.
Milling oats are around $3.50 per bu new crop depending location with Johnstons Grain and the best variety of milling oats that we have seen is CDC Arborg
Barley I have heard of over $5+ per bu on new crop feed prices.
CDC Go HRSW & CDC Copeland Malt Barley
We are doing a winter season run of CDC Go and CDC Copeland. We anticipate mid February to ship it out so if you want in on some excellent quality seed of these two varieties please let me know. We don't plan to have them available for spring shipping unless demand is higher than I expect for them.
New for Spring 2021
HWSW: AAC Cirrus - Top hard white wheat
Durum. AAC Grainland - Solid stem with top yields
Lentil: CDC Lima CL - Large green CL lentil
Kabuli Chickpea: CDC Palmer Better disease package, medium to long season
Flax: Brown - AAC Marvelous Flax - Top flax yields while standing well
Jumbo Yellow Pea: AAC Delhi - Specialty markets and contracts available
Forage Pea: DL Lacross - Early & top yields
Green Pea: CDC Forest - Top green pea, early - medium season
Blair Balog - Seed Specialist at Stamp Seeds
We offer a full range of seed treating and inoculant application options:
BASF Seed Treatment
Syngenta Seed Care
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