Grain Bags

2019 Saskatchewan Grain Bag Recycling Rate Already Surpasses 2018 by 25%

MOOSE JAW, SK – Halfway through 2019, and with one of the busiest periods of grain bag recycling still ahead, Saskatchewan farmers have already recycled 25% more grain bags in 2019 than they did in all of 2018, recycling program operator Cleanfarms announced today.

Cleanfarms is a non-profit industry stewardship organization established 10 years ago to help Canadian farmers recycle or properly dispose of waste agricultural plastic and other waste materials generated on farms.So far this year, Saskatchewan farmers have turned in almost 1,580 tonnes of used, empty grain bags for recycling. During the whole of 2018, the first year of the government-regulated program, the total collected for recycling was 1,265 tonnes.

“With 2019 only at the mid-way point and with a full harvest season ahead of us, we are expecting that we’ll see the year end with a very successful recycling program for grain bags in Saskatchewan,” predicted Cleanfarms’ general manager Barry Friesen. “We have Saskatchewan farmers to thank for that. We are very grateful they are getting on board so enthusiastically with this recycling program.”


Young’s Equipment Inc. has a strong and long-standing partnership with STARS Air Ambulance. This partnership is founded on a mutual commitment to rural Saskatchewan, and a deep respect for the crucial, often life-saving, service which STARS provides to the communities where our customers, employees, and families live, work, and play. Because of this partnership and respect, I have agreed to participate in STARS’ 2019 Rescue on the Prairie.

The Rescue on the Prairie event is one that will see me dropped off in a remote location on Thursday, September 5th, and I’ll only be brought back if I’m able to raise enough money in support of STARS. Luckily, we’re allowed to start raising money in advance of the event, as I’m going to have my work cut out for me!

As part of my fundraising efforts, I’ve decided to take advantage of our relationship with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in order to offer some unique and exciting incentives to donate, centered around one of the most exciting weekends of the football season:

The Labour Day Classic between the Riders and Bombers on September 1st!

First, for anyone who donates before noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, your name will be entered into a draw for a pair of tickets in the AGT Lounge. For those not familiar with this area of the stadium, the AGT Lounge is the Riders’ Premium Club Seating area. With a first-class view of the game from comfortable plush seats, a complimentary premium buffet and non-alcoholic beverages, and an exclusive VIP entrance, the AGT Lounge is a dynamic environment, perfect for enjoying an enhanced game-day experience with your family and friends. Donations can be made through my personal Rescue on the Prairie donation page, a click on the following button will lead you directly there.

Support STARS

The second option provides an opportunity for a priceless VIP Labour Day experience. This package includes $250.00 in merchandise vouchers for the Rider Store, exclusive VIP Pregame Sideline Passes, including the opening kick-off, and 2 suite tickets for the game, including food and beverages. We will be auctioning this package off to the highest bidder, with all proceeds going to STARS. Bids can be made by commenting on the post on Young’s Equipment’s Facebook page, or by e-mailing us your bid. Please click the button below to do that. Any questions or requests for more details can also be forwarded by e-mail. Bidding closes at noon on Monday, August 26th, 2019, and will receive a tax receipt for the amount of the bid.


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Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any family, friends, or co-workers you feel may be interested, and thank you in advance to everyone for your support and donations. The generosity and kindness of Saskatchewan people truly make this province the best place to live, raise a family, and do business, so thank you once again,

Sean Young
Assistant General Manager
Young’s Equipment Inc.

When the conversation comes to Grain Bags, top of the line quality means something different to everybody. Some folks value a bag made out of multiple layers, some value unprecedented bag thickness. That’s why we decided to offer you three different top brands in various sizes instead of limiting our product range to just one brand like our competitors do:

High performance solution that offers you the industry's first 7 layer SmartStructure technology for greater tear and puncture strength and more resistance to "slumping". Available in lengths between 200 and 400 feet.

Tough and durable bag that provides 9.3 mil thickness. Available in lengths between 250 and 500 feet.

Unprecedented 9.5 mil thickness ensures ultimate durability in the most extreme conditions. Available in lengths between 150 and 300 feet. Manufactured by HITEC.

We attached a list of all available makes and sizes to this email for your review, you can also find our Grain Bags on page 47 in your copy of our Young's Equipment Parts & Service Catalog. Please let us know if you have further questions, our Parts Professionals in any of our locations will be happy to answer them for you and find the best solution for your specific needs. And please keep in mind, quantities are limited!

At Young's Equipment it's all about providing you with the optimal tools you need for your farm, providing added value and finding the best solutions for you and your Equipment. That's why we would like to introduce two essential products for your harvesting operation to you:

Take Flexdraper Performance over the Top with

MacDon FD Series FlexDraper® Headers are designed to contour to the ground on rolling terrain for a close even cut. However, when cutting off the ground, the FlexDraper frame is locked into rigid mode. This setting limits the FlexDraper’s ability to contour over rolling terrain. The ContourBuddy System solves that by allowing FlexDrapers to be used in Flex mode while cutting off the ground. Please click the following button to learn more about ContourBuddy:

Learn more about ContourBuddy Turbodrum is a complete easy replacement feeder drum that fits Macdon D60 and FD75 headers. If you are reading this then you already know the frustration of slow harvest speeds in bulky crops like canola, and even worse, the blockages and breakdowns caused by the standard feeder drum in these headers. Turbodrum is an instant fix to these problems, allowing you to go faster and get the crop off quicker. Please click the following button to learn more about Turbodrum:

Learn more about Turbodrum Both of these Essentials are on stock in your Young's Equipment location, come on in or give us a call, we'll be happy to tell you more about them and help you out with all your needs.

“We first went there [Ireland] in 2008 following the massive market and real estate crash in the U.S. and around the world,” says Bazin. “Thousands lined up at job fairs and paid money just to get in the door.” Above is just one example of the long lines people stood in to get into job fairs in Ireland.

Growing the Workforce: The Processes & Challenges of Hiring International Ag Technicians

Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment, shared the dealership’s history with international recruitment and why they see it as a valuable option when looking for new employees.

A talented technician cannot be found overnight. When there are not enough near your dealership looking for work, you need to come up with a new strategy to bring in a good technician. Within the few last year, Young’s Equipment has hired a number employees from overseas as part of the international hiring strategy they started over a decade ago.

Ag Equipment Technician Training Being Geared Toward High Schoolers

The Agricultural Equipment Technician program offered through the Sun West Distance Learning Centre has opened the door for high school students to get an understanding of the ag industry and potentially get an early start on careers as technicians.

Finding a good employee and keeping them on has become an increasingly difficult task for many farm equipment dealers. A good service technician is particularly hard to find. What seems to be a consensus among many dealers is younger people do not know enough or do not even consider entering the ag industry.

“Whether they were technicians in the agriculture industry or the trucking industry or the heavy equipment industry, there is becoming a worldwide shortage of technicians,” says Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment and board member of the Agricultural Equipment Trade Board for the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). “A technician today is not the technician we had 20 years ago. It is a lot more intense in terms of technology. Nowadays to get by in this trade you can pretty much be just as successful with anything offered at university. It becomes a matter of ‘Is this what I want to do for a career?’”


2019 BBQ Inspection Winner in Watrous!

A big congratulations to customer John & Sylvia Severin (of Young, Saskatchewan) for winning a Louisiana Grills BBQ & grilling package courtesty of Harvest Meats from our 2018/2019 Winter Inspection Program! #thankyoufarmers
In picture: John Severin, Sylvia Severin and Keith Engele

Consumer Choice Award 2019

Young's Equipment Inc has been recognized by the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) for the Farm Equipment Parts and Supplies in Regina award. Thank you to our customers and communities for giving us the chance to serve you! #ThankYouFarmers

Consumer Choice Award (CCA) was established in 1987 and is considered to be the most distinguished award for business excellence in Canada. This is the only organization in North America to recognize business excellence by conducting third party market research of both the consumer & business community with statistical accuracy. The research method determines all the service providers, ultimately selects the top ranked companies and establishes the winner within each industry.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry.

Consumer Choice Award lives in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo and Winnipeg.

Moose Jaw Service Department’s 2019 Pinnacle Award

Representing Case IH is Darren Keefe, Manager of Field Service Operations (Saskatchewan), presenting the Moose Jaw Service Department’s Pinnacle Award for meeting Case IH’s Pinnacle Service Criteria. Moose Jaw has met these requirements for the past 3 years. Pinnacle awards are presented to an elite group of Case IH dealers who have met the highest standards for facilities, training, and customer service within their Service Department. Congratulations to the Moose Jaw Service Team on this achievement.