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Your Weekly Connection to Agriculture

Farm News • Equipment for Sale • Auctions • Classifieds

Schoharie County Holstein Club Annual Convention held ~ Page B23

Columnists Paris Reidhead

Crop Comments

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Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly

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Auctions Classifieds Dairy & DHIA Farmer to Farmer

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INSERTS: (in some areas) • Jan Parisi • KUHN • Pure Point Energy

Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance Meeting ~ Page A2 “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

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Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance meeting by Katie Navarra Feed and grain producers from across the Northeast gathered at the Albany (NY) Marriott on Wolf Road for the 2012 Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance annual meeting and forum. The two-day event featured guest speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions to help Ag and Feed Alliance members stay current with trends in the industry. Opening day activities included a trip to the Capitol Building in Albany for Ag and Feed Alliance members to meet with legislators and discuss key issues surrounding the industry, most importantly, funding and regulation. “The Governor’s budget looks a whole lot better this year than last,” Rick Zimmerman Executive Director of the Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance said, “it gives us a leg up in getting things done.” Later that afternoon Kay Johnson Smith, Executive Vice President of Animal Agriculture Coalition presented Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare and Terry Fleck, Executive Director from the Center for Food Integrity discussed Earning Consumer Trust and Confidence. On day two, J.W. Allen, President of New York State FFA officially called the organization’s annual meeting to order while New York State FFA Sentinel, Lyndsay Snyder, sang the National Anthem. Before turning the meeting over to the Northeast Ag Alliance each FFA officer introduced themselves explained the significance of their position not only within FFA, but within the larger agriculture industry and summarized their personal Supervised Ag Experience (SAE) projects. Seminars on Tuesday focused on the dairy industry and the opportunity for growth and success in the Northeast. “Six percent of the U.S. population lives in New York. Twenty percent of the U.S. population lives in the Northeast. Fifty-eight percent of the U.S. population lives east of Mississippi. As far as closeness to customers, New York dairies have a distinct advantage,” Craig Alexander from Upstate-Niagara Cooperative empha-

sized during the annual forum Prospects for Growth in the Dairy Industry. Statewide New York State milk production is growing. “In WNY production is up 30 percent and in the North Country it is up 7 percent over the past 10 years,” he added. Zimmerman also commented, “milk manufacturers are looking at the Northeast to increase capacity.” During the panel discussion Dairy Industry Development from an Economic Development Perspective Patrick Hooker, Senior Manager of Agribusiness Development at the Empire State Development Corp (former New York Commissioner of Agriculture), Jay Matteson, Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator and Charles Keeler, Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation shared their perspectives on the dairy industry. “(We have) the right climate, location and customer base in the Northeast,” Hooker said. Jefferson County has become a leader in working collaboratively with dairy farmers to improve milk quality, milk quantity and higher production per cow. Dairy Profit Teams force farmers in Jefferson County to consider all aspects of the business to overcome challenges such as milk pricing, overregulation and labor. “One of the dairy farms (that has a Dairy Profit Team) went from 70 pounds per cow to 90 pounds per cow,” Matteson explained, “any time we can improve the comfort of the cow, the better and higher production.” The county awarded 14 $2,000 “cow comfort grants” to encourage higher milk production per cow. Sessions on Tuesday also included The Chobani Yogurt Story, a panel discussion the Dairy Industry Growth from the Perspective of Agriculture Departments and breakout sessions including rail road service issues, advocating for a cause and an update on national issues. A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Charles Sniffen, during the event’s luncheon. Though

Rick Zimmerman (left), Executive Director and Art Whitman, President of Northeast Ag & Feed Alliance were in attendance. Photo by Katie Navarra

Dr. Sniffen was unable to attend, he was recognized for his lifelong contributions to the industry. “We have been fortunate he has been in the Northeast virtually all his life even though his work revolutionized the dairy industry virtually worldwide,” said Rick Grant with Miner Institute, “he could give a talk about cutting edge research and after the talk a crowd would gather around him and he would explain it on a napkin in terms anyone could understand.” Sniffen’s career has included working for University of Maine, Cornell University, Michigan State University and Miner Institute. Today Dr. Sniffen owns Fencrest, LLC., which provides consulting services to the livestock industry. The Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance A merger of the Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants and the New England Feed and Grain Council in 2004 created the foundation known today as the Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance. The organization’s membership totals 300

individuals primarily working in the feed and grain industry. “We assume we can get 300 members per year, but with all the consolidation in the industry it is getting more difficult,” Art Whitman, President said. “The mission of the Northeast Ag & Feed Alliance is to speak with a collective voice and advocate for members, animal agriculture and other stakeholders in New York and the six New England states. We will work to identify, proactively address, and help resolve issues impacting members, animal agriculture, and other stakeholders. We will provide relevant services that focus on creating a competitive advantage for all served.” (www.northeastalliance.com). During the past year, the Northeast Ag and Feed Alliance made donations in support of the North America Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, Vermont Farm Disaster Relief Fund and Farm-Net to assist farmers affected by the flooding associated with Hurricane Irene.

State offers next round of assistance to flood affected farmers Fourth Component of Governor’s ACRF Program will provide up to $20,000 to eligible farms for capital losses caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine on Feb. 6 announced the fourth component of Governor Cuomo’s Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund (ACRF), the Capital On-Farm Needs Component, which will provide funding up to $20,000 per eligible farm for capital losses caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. “Farmers affected by the storms this past fall continue to struggle in financing the necessary repairs and physical losses they incurred,” the Commissioner said. “Governor Cuomo has given us the framework and

resources through his ACRF program to help our farmers, and it is our intention to provide some needed assistance to these businesses as they work to get back on their feet and begin planning out their 2012 growing season.” The ACRF Capital On-Farm Needs Component is designed to help pay for capital losses, such as the repair or replacement of fixtures and equipment needed to maintain agricultural operations. Funding for this program will be provided in the form of grants for 50 percent of eligible costs up to $20,000 per farm. Program guidelines and applications for the Capital On-Farm Needs Component, as well as other ACRF components, are available on the Department’s website at www.agriculture.ny.gov/. This component of ACRF will be

administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with New York State Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR) and Empire State Development (ESD). Immediately following the devastating effects of the combined storms of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, Governor Cuomo created the $15 million Agricultural and Community Recovery Fund (ACRF) to help rebuild the agricultural industry and farming areas in the impacted areas. That program has had three successful components, prior to the current Capital OnFarm Needs Component. Those include the ACRF Conservation Component, ACRF Farm Operation Match Component, and the ACRF Main Street Component.

In addition, Governor Cuomo announced $50 million in additional flood recovery funds, of which farmers and small business owners will be eligible for $21 million for physical floodrelated damage costs, not covered by other federal, state or local recovery programs, or any third party payers. The guidelines and application for that program can be found on Empire State Development’s website at www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/F loodRecovery.html. The combined impacts of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee had a devastating effect on New York State agriculture resulting in an estimated 200,000 acres of cropland damage and $73 million in agricultural damages to crops, buildings, equipment and land resources.

by Stephen Wagner Lancaster County, Pennsylvania’s Dairy Herd Improvement Association is located on a rural road amid a hilland-dale farmland terrain. Few other businesses populate Old Line Road. Immediately next to DHIA is a home interior design shop that operates out of a private residence. Further down the road are a plumbing-heating contractor and a vineyard. Otherwise, this headquarters for DHIA in the northeastern United States is mostly unremarkable and nearly anonymous. Yet its 20 some employees populate three eight-hour work shifts per day, and this DHIA coordinates activities for a great many dairy farmers from Maryland to Maine.

Jere High, Lancaster DHIA’s CEO believes the mergeer offers many benefits to both sides.

Jere High, Lancaster DHIA’s CEO, is a focused man, a man who thinks so fast that his thoughts seem to tumble out of his mouth in a race to see which one gets out first, a man with a mission. That mission, reflected on one of the walls of its laboratory, is “To help our members, and the agriculture community, prosper while promoting a safe and abundant food supply.” How Lancaster DHIA differs today as opposed to just a few months ago is that they have merged with the Vermont DHIA. Why? According to a press release from Vermont DHIA, which also doubled as a letter to about 500 members, a juxtaposition of circumstances has forced this particular issue. “Faced with declining cow and herd numbers,” the letter says, “and the need to spend up to $400,000 to retool its laboratory, the directors of the Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement Association have decided to merge their organization into the Lancaster PA DHIA.” Somehow the new machine cost coupled with the dwindling number of cows might still have allowed the company to maintain its status quo. Probably not, but there

was at least an outside chance. “Maintaining status quo isn’t enough,” says Brett Denny, Vermont DHIA’s General Manager. “I think we always need to be moving ahead to provide better services to our members, and if we just keep doing the same things that we’ve always done, that isn’t enough.” The scheduled May closing of the nearby White River Junction Post Office, DHIA’s unofficial business partner by dint of its very proximity added another problem. The closing, says High, “is a huge deal. That post office was a good thing for them because it was so close. When that closes it moves things an hour away from them, or wherever the next distribution center is going to be, which will be a major bind on their service.” Thus, what might easily and with little argument been perceived by some as bad news is coming to pass. However, upon taking a closer look there is actually cause for celebration because the pluses seem to outweigh any minuses. First of all, the Lancaster-Vermont relationship goes back a long way. “Probably from about 1991,” as High remembers it, “we started working with Vermont DHIA. When our founding group decided we were going to do this, and have our own lab, we went up to Vermont to look at their lab. Vermont has always been a key part of our existence from the standpoint that we’ve always worked together. We always had a synergistic look at ourselves insofar as how we work with each other, exchanging ideas.” Furthermore, “Brett Denny and I have been serving on a committee together for a development team at Raleigh [NC] with DRMS [Dairy Records Management Systems]. So we’ve known each other for a long time. We’ve always tried to help each other be better at what we do. It’s been an easy fit for us to work together.” “I think this is going to be a great opportunity for both our organizations,” Denny adds. “We’re both bringing things to the table. The further in we go, the more excited I am about the whole process. For Lancaster, we are broadening their base. For us, it offers us more resources and services that we can provide our members. That’s always what we’ve been focused on.” “A further benefit of merging into Lancaster DHIA,” according to Vermont DHIA President Mark Rodgers, “is access to MUN, DNA mastitis screening, and Johne’s Disease testing, plus forage analysis services available through Cumberland Valley Analytic Services of Hagerstown MD.” Denny now also assumes the mantle of Field Operations Manager. “He’ll be doing some testing,” High notes, “but will also be the guy who’s on my management team here; we work as a team as to how we approach sales and marketing in the business plan at hand.” The Vermont employees journeyed to Lancaster on Jan. 9-10 discussing how things haven’t changed a lot, but have changed a little bit. “I’m excited that the merger allows us to do so much more than we could do before,” Denny says. “When you look at two groups merging,” Jere High concluded, “it

The Dairy Herd Improvement Association laboratory, located in Lancaster County, PA, coordinates activities for many dairy farmers from Maryland to Maine. might be construed as one company taking over another. We’re not! We’re looking at bringing two companies together and trying to improve both sides. The Vermont DHIA name is being preserved there. Their lab is closed and a small office will be maintained. You can do business so

long and run things into the ground until they disintegrate. Or you can do something about it while there’s still strength within a company, and build for the future instead of letting the future deteriorate. Vermont DHIA comes to us with strength, not weakness.”

Guy Donaldson remembered Pennsylvania Farm Bureau expresses condolences to the family and friends of Guy Donaldson, who lead PFB as its President from 1996 to 2004, and spent his life dedicated to advancing agriculture in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Donaldson, an Adams County native, died Saturday. Donaldson spent his career in agriculture as a fruit grower in Adams County, with a 250-acre operation that grew apples, peaches and cherries. The family also operated a farmer's market. Donaldson had a distinguished career with Farm Bureau, serving as Adams County Farm Bureau President and as a member of the State Board of Directors from 1983 to 1987. In 1987, he was elected PFB Vice President and

was elected PFB President in 1996. Donaldson also served on the American Farm Bureau Federation's Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. He was also selected the recipient of PFB's 2005 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Donaldson represented agriculture on the Penn State Board of Trustees and was named a Master Farmer by Penn State Cooperative Extension in 1999. Condolences can be sent to: Betty Donaldson, 1746 Carrolls Tract Road, Orrtanna PA 17353. Memorial Contributions in Mr. Donaldson’s memory can be made to Orrtanna United Methodist Church, 1717 Carrolls Tract Road, Orrtanna PA 17353.

In this file photo, the late Guy Donaldson welcomed Country Folks to his Adams County farm market. Donaldson was twice nominated for the Country Folks Farm Chronicle Keystone Farmer of the Year Award. Photo by Jon M. Casey

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by Jay Girvin, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo. P.C., Albany, New York Q. What is an agricultural conservation easement? A. An agricultural conservation easement is a legal document, similar in form to a deed, by which a landowner permanently restricts the future development of his or her agricultural property for the purpose of preserving and maintaining its agricultural character. By way of background, the State Legislature passed the Agricultural Protection Act in 1992 to add Article 25-AAA to the Agricultural and Markets Law. Article 25AAA was intended to encourage the further development of local agricultural and farmland protection programs. In 1996, Article 25-AAA was amended to provide eligible municipalities with grants to

implement farmland protection activities. One such activity for which state implementation grants were made available was the acquisition of agricultural conservation easements. Conservation easements meet the state’s interest in protecting agricultural activities in two complementary ways — easements both preserve and continue the agricultural character of land for the future, while simultaneously providing farmers with additional capital that can be used to support current farming operations. The ownership of real property includes many rights. Among these rights is the owner’s right to subdivide and develop the property for any use permitted under applicable law. Some of these permitted uses, such as residential or commercial develop-

ment, may be more economically valuable than agricultural uses. In the face of pressures that threaten the economic viability of farming operations, many farm owners are forced to consider selling their farmland for non-agricultural development. Once lost, the agricultural character of the property can never be reclaimed. The primary function of a conservation easement is to limit or eliminate the future development of land for nonagricultural uses. Article 49 of the Environmental Conservation Law authorizes local governments or “not-for-profit conservation organizations” (i.e., land trusts) to accept, hold, and enforce conservation easements conveyed by property owners. Like any other transfer of a right or interest in property, the conveyance of a conservation easement has an economic value. That economic value is determined by comparing the appraised fair market value of the property without an easement with the lower appraised

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value of the property with the conservation easement in place. The difference in these two figures represents the value of the development rights being surrendered by the easement. Once the value of the conservation easement is established, the owner can either donate or sell the easement to the municipality or land trust. If donated, the value of the easement can be claimed as tax deductible charitable gift. Some conservation easements may be eligible for a state grant that pays up to 75 percent of the value of the conservation easement. A conservation easement does not result in the municipality or a land trust “owning” the property. Title to the property remains in the farmer granting the easement, and the property can be sold or transferred like any other land. A subsequent purchaser or transferee, however, takes the property subject to the limitations set forth in the conservation easement. The property also remains subject to property taxes, although the conservation easement may effectively reduce the assessed value of the property. In addition, a

2006 conservation property tax credit allows owners of land subject to conservation easements to qualify for up to a 25 percent property tax credit (up to $5,000) on real estate taxes. Conservation easements can apply to an entire property, or can be limited to only a portion of property. Once a conservation easement is in place, however, the property can no longer be developed in a manner that is inconsistent with the limitations set forth in the easement. Municipalities and land trusts are empowered to enforce conservation easements by bringing legal action to enjoin inconsistent uses or development. For this reason, it is important that the scope of the easement be carefully tailored so as to not unreasonably restrict future farm operations. For example, the easement should not prohibit the future construction of buildings necessary to the farming operation, or

limit the farmer to specific agricultural practices. Like any other real estate transaction, the conveyance of an agricultural conservation easement involves a number of steps that often require the assistance of several different professionals. The terms and conditions of the conveyance must be negotiated between the owner and the municipality or land trust, the value of the conservation easement must be determined by a licensed real estate appraiser, the area of the property subject to the conservation easement must be surveyed, and the language of the easement and other legal documents must be carefully drafted. Above all, however, the owner should consult with both legal and financial advisors to ensure that he or she fully understands and appreciates both the advantages and disadvantages of conveying an agricultural conservation easement.

U.S. agriculture needs a farm bill now WASHINGTON, D.C. — “We must work to pass a farm bill in 2012 because our nation’s farmers and ranchers deserve a measure of certainty. Farmers require a safety net that works effectively, and they need access to tools that help them be good stewards of our natural resources,” said Jon Scholl, President of American Farmland Trust (AFT). “Those people less fortunate during these economic times deserve a helping hand so they don’t go hungry, while our nation as a whole needs the security which effective food policies and programs can bring.” American Farmland Trust and over 60 organizations have sent a letter echoing Scholl’s comments to the Senate and House leadership of the agriculture committees. “We, the undersigned, have heard calls for an extension of current law. We ask you to reject these calls for delay and aggressively act to ensure that a new, comprehensive bill is passed this year,” states the letter.

“A temporary extension of current policy creates tremendous uncertainty...” In the difficult fiscal climate, Scholl notes, “It is unclear exactly what budget cuts will be made and the implications for farms, farmland and food, but it’s perfectly clear that agriculture will have to do more with less.” “I believe this farm bill can be transformational. Our country must make big decisions about the nature of government and how it will spend our money, and agriculture and food policy will be no exception,” said Scholl. “I am excited about the prospects for getting one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will consider this year done. Protecting farm and ranch land and keeping farmers on their land; providing healthy and safe food; and addressing environmental concerns are the top priorities of a majority of Americans — priorities that we believe can be a part of a farm bill this year,” Scholl concludes.

Cover photo by Katie Navarra NYS FFA members attended the organization’s annual meeting: back row (L) Nate Lundquist, State Vice President (R) J.W. Allen, State President. Front Row (L-R) Miranda Parkhurst, State Reporter; Lyndsay Snyder, State Sentinel; Ariana Juliet Kaminski, State Secretary; Elizabeth Bracken, State Treasurer.

Record-keeping and the inspection process by Sally Colby Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS) with the Harrisburg area OSHA office, says that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was formed to determine why so many fatalities were occurring. “Back in the 1970s, there were a lot of fatalities — around 14,000 a year,” said Glacken. “Congress said we needed to do something about it, so the idea of OSHA as a safety program was started. More recently, we’ve had around 5,000 fatalites, a 60 percent reduction. To me, that’s verification that safety must work.” Glacken added that when OSHA started, there were 3.5 million worksites, and today there are 7.2 million worksites. “The number of worksites and employees has doubled, but fatalities have come down 60 percent.” Although Glacken has a weighty pile of books that outline OSHA’s regulations, he says that it boils down to one concept: providing safe working conditions for workers. He added that employers and employees should always be aware of hazards and correct them whether or not those hazards are specified in the rulebooks. At what point does OSHA have coverage over a farm? Glacken read OSHA’s definition of a farm: Any operation involving the growing or harvesting of crops, raising of livestock or poultry, or related activities conducted by a farmer on sites such as farms, ranches, orchards, dairy farms or similar farming operations. Glacken says that it’s

important that farmers are familiar with SIC (Standard Industrial Code) and NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes. “It’s important to know where your farm stands,” said Glacken. “That determines whether or not OSHA covers you.” Farmers who are self-employed and have no employees are not covered under OSHA, nor are farms that only employ immediate members of the farmer’s family, or farms with 10 or fewer employees. Like any other government organization, OSHA has its share of forms. Glacken says that the form people should be familiar with is OSHA’s Form 300, which is where employers record details of workplace incidents. “This is what OSHA will look at when they come in,” said Glacken, noting that it might take several days for OSHA to review everything. “They’re going ask for medical records, worker’s comp records, insurance records, employee absentee records, incident logs, first aid logs.” In a recent record-keeping survey, the Government Accounting Office (GAO) discovered that many employers were not completing logs properly, including recording inadequate descriptions and locations. “Be specific,” said Glacken. “Don’t just say ‘it happened at the plant’. Say ‘it happened in the northwest corner of the plant by the xyz machine’. Be specific.” Glacken says it’s important to account for injuries properly and accurately. For example, if an employee is

Millbrook Dairy Farms

by Katie Navarra Millbrook Dairy Farms, a 150 -200 year old dairy, remains a family run operation. Established in the mid 1800s, Millbrook Dairy Farms was founded in East Greenbush, NY. Named after Millbrook Creek, which ran through the property, the farm was created by earlier generations of the Michel’s family. As the suburbs of East Greenbush continued to swell, Millbrook Dairy Farms began to feel the pressures of development. “The dairy portion of the farm continued to shrink and a larger emphasis was placed on growing vegetables,” Scott Michel, owner, said. In 1993, the family decided to relocate the farm to County Route 114 in Schaghticoke, NY and return the focus of the farm back to dairy production. Managed by Scott, his father Bill, and his brother Jeff, Millbrook Dairy Farms maintains a herd of 85 to 90 cows. Using a double five, head-to-tail milking parlor, the herd produces approximately 4,200 pounds per day. “We are at 50 or 60 pounds per cow right now, which is a little low, but we are in transition with a lot of first calf heifers and we are also switching feed,” Michel’s added. As a member of the Agri-mark Co-Op, the milk ultimately ends up becoming cheese used in making Cabot or McCadam products. The herd is a unique blend of

Holstein, Jersey, Lineback and Ashrae cows. “We started with Holsteins, but have Jerseys because I liked to show them at the fair,” Michel said, “same with the Linebacks. My brother started showing Linebacks and we kept them in the herd. They are a rugged, sturdy cow.” A handful of the cows milking today are descendants of the cows Scott and Jeff competed with at the local fairs as youths. “This one here is a great, great, granddaughter of one of the cows I used to show,” he pointed out, “we try to raise everything we can and try to improve the herd through genetics. We are selective with the bulls we breed to keep growing our herd.” Even with the breed diversity, nearly 90 percent of the cows in the herd are registered with their respective breed associations. In the future Michel hopes to move from the rented facility on County Route 114 in Schaghticoke to a piece of property he and his wife, Kelly, own in Easton. “We keep the heifers on our land in Easton and we’d like to build a barn there in the future,” he said. The property in Easton also includes 250 acres used to grow feed for the heifers. Dedication to Millbrook Dairy Farms is more than a strong tie to his familial roots for Scott. Operating the dairy is a way of life. His four children Patrick (13), Travis (8), Allison (5) and Brennen

the complaint,” said Glacken. “They’ll do a walk-around, ask you questions, and ask your employees questions.” The inspector will take notes, and may take photos or video during the inspection. The inspector will collect air samples, measure noise levels, and monitor exposure to toxic fumes, gases and dust. Employees may be consulted privately about safety and health conditions, and are protected against discrimination if they provide information. The inspector may point out unsafe or unhealthful conditions, and discuss options for corrective action. After the inspection, a closing conference is held. “They’ll go over what they found,” said Glacken. “If they took samples, they may not be able to do a complete close-out until they know what the samples show. They’ll go over everything with you, and give you a booklet, ‘Employer Rights and Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection’, which explains the appeal process.” Glacken explained that there are three actions a company can take in response to a citation. “If you get a citation, you can accept it and fix whatever was wrong, then send documentation to prove it was taken care of,” he said. “Another option is to have an informal conference with the area director to discuss the penalty. When you go over the citation, make sure the paperwork is clean — take care of everything before the inspector leaves.” The third option is to use an attorney, but Glacken says that his experience is that using an attorney makes the case drag on for a long time. “If you can work it out one-on-one with the area director or the compliance officer, that’s the best way to cope. It works out much better.”

( 1 1/2) help out around the farm and enjoy being a part of family business. “I like working with the animals. I’ve

farmed my whole life. I like making progress and seeing how much better I can do next year,” he concluded.

Scott Michel readies a cow for milking in the double 5 head to tail milking parlor. Photo by Katie Navarra

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Knock-knock … it’s OSHA

injured today, returns to work tomorrow and didn’t lose any time except for the day of injury, that first day isn’t counted. Glacken says that many people over-report because they don’t want to get in trouble. Another common reporting mistake is when an injury results in later surgery, that incident should be counted once. “Someone hurt their back, they’re restricted for a while,” said Glacken. “They go for surgery two months later, and they’ve lost time. On the form, the person is counted twice — once for being restricted and again for lost time. That bumps the numbers up. If it’s one person, there should be just one ‘x’ in the box, not two. “I don’t want people to over-report,” he said. “If you do, it makes your incident rate higher than it needs to be, and you’ll be targeted for inspection.” But if OSHA does come in for an inspection, Glacken says that there are some key points to remember. “If someone comes in to do an OSHA inspection, the first thing you need to do is ask for proper identification,” he said. “No matter who comes to visit, you should ask for that. If someone can’t prove who they are, get them out of there.” The first step in an inspection is an opening conference, during which the OSHA inspector will explain the purpose of the visit, provide details about how the establishment was selected and explain the scope of the inspection. Inspections can be comprehensive, which means a substantial, complete inspection of the potential highhazard areas of the workplace; or partial, focused on certain potentially hazardous areas, operations or conditions in the workplace. “If it’s a complaint, ask for a copy of

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Crop Comments by Paris Reidhead Field Crops Consultant Paved with good intentions Between Christmas and New Years’ Day each year I pursue the ritual of purchasing a calendar book for the following year. At the shopping mall nearest us a calendar company sets up a temporary kiosk right after Thanksgiving, hoping to sell desk calendars and wall calendars at full price. The day after Christmas, when hordes are returning gifts for exchange or cash, Paris can be seen looking for a desk calendar, possibly one carefully examined a week earlier during last minute shopping. The big difference after Dec. 25: the calendars are all half price. Sometimes, if I know I will be back in the area after New Years’… and if there are lots of unsold calendars… I will wait to see if the price is halved again. Occasionally, I have lucked out and gotten a good calendar for 75 percent off. I like Ansel Adams calendars, as well as those from Sierra Club and the Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson. One year, I waited till after New Years’ Day and was lucky to get a plain calendar with no pictures at all, for half price; it was the kiosk’s last desk calendar… period. This year I did much better and got a desk calendar featuring Pug dogs. Brittany spaniels would have been better,

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but Pugs are almost as cool (or cooler, depending who you ask). According to an Internet farm newsletter titled Ag Professional (check them out at www.agprofessional.com/news/ Analysis), crop growers are playing a type of Russian roulette with their upcoming spring fertilizer purchases. Their writer, Tom Polansek, just headlined his Feb. 12 article with “U.S. farmers may fail in fertilizer face-off”. It’s a very good and timely article, the high spots of which I will try to present, then follow with my own comments. Polansek writes that many Indiana crop growers are “playing chicken with the world’s biggest fertilizer makers”. Many Indiana corn growers are postponing buying the fertilizer needed, a last minute move rarely employed by serious Hoosier farmers. But this year the common sentiment of these is anger that prices for key nutrients surged more than one-third in the fourth quarter of 2011. “I haven’t bought anything yet, prices are so high it’s ridiculous,” said Steve Georgi, an Indiana corn grower who normally purchases fertilizer around the beginning of the year. Fertilizer prices jumped last fall on global demand and expectations for a large increase in corn plantings in the United States. While those expectations have not changed, the price spike

has triggered a buying boycott by farmers across the Midwest, pushing sales volumes of key products to their lowest levels since the financial crisis crushed demand in 2008. But farmers may lose in the face-off unless they place their orders soon. Fertilizer distributors, many of whom were burned when demand evaporated in the 2008 price crash, no longer maintain large local stockpiles. That leaves some unable to accommodate a last-minute buying spree, meaning farmers who wait to buy may have to delay plantings or grow something besides corn. The buying boycott is the latest sign of a broader trend in which farmers, most of them grain belt producers now flush with cash, seize more control over their operations to exert more market power. Net farm income jumped 27.5 percent last year to a record $100.9 billion, giving many Midwest farmers (not so much Northeast dairy farmers) the flexibility to break free of traditional practices. Many have installed their own storage bins, achieving more leeway in timing the sale of their crops so as to exact higher prices from grain companies. Farmers cashed in after Chicago Board of Trade corn prices reached a record high near $8 a bushel last July as strong demand drained supplies. Strong margins for producers of nitrogen-based fertilizers do not make high prices easier for farmers to swallow. Costs for natural gas, used to make nitrogen (N) fertilizer, are hover-

ing near a 10-year low. But N fertilizer manufacturers haven’t passed these savings on to growers. At Potash Corp, the world’s top fertilizer producer, N fertilizer sales volumes fell by 15 percent in the last quarter of 2011 to 1.2 million tons, the lowest for that quarter since 2008. The Saskatchewanbased company has slowed production of another key nutrient, potash, at its mines due to weak demand. Potash Corp predicts sales will rebound this spring as long as corn prices support an expansion of plantings. Will there be a last-minute rush? Logistical problems could prevent farmers from acquiring the fertilizer they want if they wait until the last minute to buy. For example, Hintzsche Fertilizer in Illinois is one company that most likely will not have enough on hand unless orders come in soon. The general feeling among fertilizer distributors and manufacturers is, in the words of Hintzsche’s general manager Jeff Eggleston, “I’m not buying it if you guys aren’t committing. I’m not going to get stuck with it.” Absent that commitment, some farmers may need to delay planting because a flood of late orders can’t be filled as needed. Fertilizer dealers, as a group, don’t feel obliged to keep enough fertilizer on hand to fulfill all the built-up demand from farmers. “If the season breaks early, then we could see this jump in purchases at

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lysts predict corn plantings will reach a 68-year high of 94.2 million acres, up 2.5 percent from 2011, according to a Reuters survey. They project soybean plantings will rise 0.4 percent to 75.3 million acres. Georgi, the Indiana farmer, is in no rush to lock in his fertilizer. He is confident he will be able to buy the supplies he needs and has already seen ni-

trogen prices in his area fall about 7 percent since November. The only other time Georgi waited so long to buy his fertilizer was during the price spike of 2008-09. His patience saved him money that year and he will not finalize purchases this year for at least a few weeks in case prices continue to weaken. “There’s room for them to come down,” he said confidently. How does this mostly cornbelt scenario apply to Northeast crop growers? First the fertilizer availability situation is a national (if not global) arena. Crop growers further south of the cornbelt will soon start demanding their fertilizer… even the last-minute committers. I recommend that, even in the face of overpriced NPK crop inputs,

growers should use what soil test info they already have to make a fertilizer choice… and order… ASAP. If you don’t have current soil tests, take some as soon as the ground is thawed enough, even though February may not be the ideal time. Soil test time turn-around at most labs is better than it used to be, particularly if you avoid the spring rush. If seed corn varieties are in really tight supply, consider some open-pollinated (which may sound like heresy to some). Waiting till the last minute to line up crop inputs in the spring is much riskier than the chance taken by some cheapskate trying to buy a desk calendar for quarter price.

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Dairy of Distinction applications are due April 15 UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Pennsylvania dairy farms are invited to apply for this year’s Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15. The award is based on the idea that attractive farmsteads enhance consumer confidence in the wholesomeness of milk and stimulate milk sales and public support for the industry. Dairies receiving the highest scores in each of 10 Pennsylvania districts will be awarded an 18by-24-inch Dairy of Distinction sign to display in front of their farm. “This program is run by volunteers and recognizes the hard work and dedication of dairy producers who promote a positive image for the dairy industry,” says Mike O’Connor, secretary of the Pennsylvania Dairy of Distinction program and professor emeritus of dairy science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Roadside judging will take place in May and farms will be evaluated on factors that can be controlled by the dairy producer. Judges will look for clean and attractively finished buildings; neat landscaping, ditches, roads and lanes; and well-maintained fences. They also will take into account other aspects of

the farm, such as manure management and cleanliness of animals, the barnyard and feed areas. To receive an application, call O’Connor at 814-863-3913 or visit the website http://dairyofdistinction.org. Since 1987, Pennsylvania’s Dairy of Distinction program has recognized more than

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Awards highlight PA Dairy Summit closing events by Jon M. Casey The 2012 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit honored five industry leaders during its closing luncheon on the second day of this year’s twoday event held Feb. 8 and 9 at the Lancaster Host Conference Center and Resort in Lancaster, PA. Hosted by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the PA Center for Dairy Excellence, organizers welcomed more than 550 participants, more than 200 of whom were dairy producers from PA and nearby Mid-Atlantic states. With presentations from experts on a variety of topics that included milk marketing, dairy beef production and alternative energy production to boost farm profits, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about how to improve their own dairy operations during this annual event. PA Dairymen’s Awards Capping off Thursday’s closing luncheon, PA Dairymen’s Association President David Smith awarded 2012 Association’s Annual Leadership Awards to Logan Bower, Blain, PA; Sheryl Vanco, Bear Lake, PA; and Robert C. Goodling Jr., extension associate at Penn State University. “These awards are intended to recognize those who have made significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s dairy

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Sheryl Vanco received The Distinguished Dairy Woman Award, reflecting her multi-faceted interest in the Pennsylvania dairy foods industry. Vanco and her husband, Steve, own and operate a 95-cow dairy operation in Warren County along with their son, Chris. Smith recognized Vanco for her work on the family farm and for her service as a director of the Warren County Farm Bureau and as president of the Farmers Union Milk Cooperative. He said she has served as the chair of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association’s Junior Scholarship Foundation for the past 20 years, and she has received a presidential appointment to the Pennsylvania Farm Service State Committee in 2008. Currently she serves as chairwoman of

that committee. Additionally, Vanco is a commissioner of the Pennsylvania Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission. Recognized for his work within the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Robert C. Goodling Jr. received this year’s Extension Award for his work within Penn State’s Dairy and Animal Science Department where his skills with data and record management excel. Smith said that Goodling was a key developer of the Profitability Assessment Dairy Tool, as well as the sole developer of a series of data analysis tools designed to help producers pinpoint production areas needed to gain improvement on the farm. Most recently, Goodling collaborated with colleagues across the nation to develop a herd as-

sessment tool for genetic evaluation using information from parent averages and DHIA records. Smith said that before joining the department, Goodling was an extension educator in Lebanon County, where he held a leadership role within the Capital Region’s Dairy Team. As an extension agent, Goodling worked with a number of dairy profit teams and presented workshops on enhancing reproductive management, utilizing accounting programs and building team management skills. Goodling represents Penn State on the Center for Dairy Excellence’s board of directors and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of County Agricultural Agents. He has received several regional awards for his extension

Ken and Beth Raney are pleased to receive one of two 2012 Center for Dairy Excellence Pacesetter Awards. work through the National Association of County Agricultural Agents and he was one of three Pennsylvania delegates to the national NACAA meeting in 2011. Center for Dairy Excellence Awards Representing The Center for Dairy Excellence, 2011 Board of Directors

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Summit from A12

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Summit from A13 dustry to create a prosperous, marketable future for producers and supporting industries.

schools with the help of county volunteers. The second Pacesetter Award went to Rein-

ford Farms Inc., of Mifflintown, Juniata County. The family farm, operated by Steve

and Gina Reinford, along with their four children — Chad, Brett, Drew and Dove, has grown to include 550 cows and 450 replacement animals. They farm 1,000 acres

of crops including 650 acres of corn and 350 acres of hay. In the last year, the farm has shipped more than 10 million pounds of milk to Mount Joy Farmers Cooperative. Sons

Chad, Brett and Drew will become partners in the family corporation by 2013. Together the family works with 10 full-time

Summit A16

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New brand and product identity for Kuhn Krause Kuhn Krause, Inc. is proud to introduce its new brand and product identity. Beginning in April, 2012, Kuhn Krause will change the paint color of Kuhn Krause-brand products to Kuhn Red. This move is intended to strengthen and unify the Kuhn and Kuhn Krause brands through the Kuhn color and graphics. Several of these new machines were on display at the National

Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY. This change is an example of Kuhn Krause’s continued commitment to provide high-quality, innovative products and services by continuously improving our products, services, facilities and methods of doing business to better serve our dealers and customers. We invite you to learn more about us and our new unified brand strategy by visiting our website.

Summit from A15 and two part-time farm employees and enjoys an employee model that encourages middle managers promoting leadership and advancement. As early adopters of innovation, the Reinfords installed a 28-stall rotary milking parlor in 1998, making them the first family east of the Mississippi River to incorporate a Westfalia carousel parlor. In 2008, the Reinfords built an on-farm anaerobic digester to complement their environmental stewardship strategy that includes odor reduction, power production and conservation tillage.

In addition to digesting the waste from the entire milking herd, they take in food waste from more than 50 Wal-Mart stores. Their use of the dried material produced by the digestion process, reduces the farm’s need for bedding and fertilizer. The digester produces enough power to supply electricity and heat for their farm’s water supply, for its buildings and house, for a newly installed grain drier and calf milk pasteurizer, as well as providing electrical power for an additional 100 homes in their community.

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Join the Herkimer County Dairy Promotion Team in 2012 The Herkimer Dairy Promotion Committee is now accepting dairy princess candidate and dairy ambassador applications to establish the 2012-2013 Dairy Promotion Team. The application deadline is March 15 and the Team is announced Saturday, April 21, at the Dairy Princess Banquet being held at Knights Inn in Little Falls, NY. Serving as a dairy princess/alternate/ambassador is a rewarding, fun responsibility for individuals that like being a role model for kids, meeting new people, sharing information and teaching consumers of all ages where their food comes from. Herkimer County’s dairy promotion team consists of a princess, alternate(s) and ambassadors. A dairy princess is chosen to publicly represent dairy farming, the number one agricultural industry in New York State, for one year by

visiting schools, stores, farm meetings and special events. Alternate(s) and ambassadors assist and support the princess/alter nate(s) with these consumer education and promotion activities as needed. A dairy princess will be selected on the basis of speaking ability, knowledge of the dairy industry, poise and personality. Eligibility: Dairy princess candidates are 16 – 24 years old before Feb. 20, 2013 and connected to the dairy industry through animal ownership or family employment in an agriculture job. Ambassadors must be 12 years old by April 21, 2012. To receive an application or for more information, please contact Tammy Graves, committee chairperson, at 315858-0163 / gravesarborgraphics@yahoo.com or download the application at herkimercountydairypromotion.com.

Pennsylvania Shale Gas Impact Fee approved The Pennsylvania legislature recently approved a Shale Gas Impact Fee Bill that would establish an impact fee on gas extracted from the shale formation. The cost per well will range from $190,000 to a maximum of $355,000 by 2027. Sixty percent of the fee’s proceeds would be allocated to areas directly

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protein and this can lead to loss of body condition. Always be feeding some sort of DRY hay to DRY cows. Also with dry cows, feed relatively more negative ions (S-2, SO4-2, Cl-1, while with HCO3-2), “wet”/milking cows feed relatively more positive ions (Ca+2, Mg+2 and K+1 ). If you have a bred cow that is showing a red discharge you MUST check her to see what is going on. A red discharge in a pregnant animal is a red flag! A red discharge later in pregnancy may mean that she’s calving early, which is common with twins. Restrain the cow, tie the tail out of the way, wash up the vulva area really well, put on a sleeve, apply lube and then reach into the birth canal and feel what is going on. Most likely a calf will be nearby and you might need to help rearrange its limbs. Always have a cow standing when rearranging limbs. Cup your hand over a hoof and bring the hoof towards center midline of the calf while bending the leg the way it naturally wants to. Then straighten the leg and bring forward. Always keep calving fluids away from other cows! In an A.I. bred cow that

freshens on time but doesn’t pass the placenta, this is a problem and you’ll have to deal with it. But if it happens to a few animals, look to dry cow nutrition. If seen in a bunch of younger animals, you need to start feeding organically bound selenium for a few weeks or one injection of MuSe® 2-3 weeks prior to due date. If it’s in older cows, think calcium — especially if there are some muscles occasionally quivering over the shoulder blades, upper belly and leg muscles. Use apple cider vinegar 2 ounces twice daily for two weeks prior to freshening to keep blood calcium levels up. Be careful of low calcium since the muscles that control the teat sphincters at the very bottom of the teat may be weak and not close tightly between milking times. This is how environmental bugs get in and cause horrible problems (especially coliforms). Springing heifers with a lot of fluid under their belly (edema) is almost always due to getting too much salt. Remember: where salt goes, water goes. Too much salt in

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The Moo News

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Moo from A19 the system will retain water, creating edema. Don’t let springers have free choice salt if edema is a problem. In older cows, udder edema can be due to so much protein going to the udder to make colostrum and vessels become leaky. Cows and heifers with udder edema can be treated by using four capsules of regular coffee right out of the container (not decaf) twice daily as needed. They’ll reduce fluid build up by urinating more. If for any reason a cow has anything other than a normal start to lactation, always feed DRY hay (not only baleage) for the first week of lactation. Make sure she gets extra dry hay as this will create the fiber mat she needs from which to chew cud. If a heifer has a hard calving and she is all of a sudden eating a radically different ration than she was when happily run-

ning freely outdoors, she will be in for a difficult first couple weeks. An almost certain recipe for a twisted stomach (especially a heifer) is a hard calving with a retained placenta fed lots of high moisture corn, corn silage and grain, with little dry hay or long stem baleage. I’ve done hundreds of DA surgeries on such cows. Feed dry hay!! If a cow doesn’t pass the placenta (usually due to twinning, a large calf or if calving early), what should be done? After about 4-5 days of a festering uterine infection, this is where “the solution to pollution is dilution” for sure. You need to manually lavage (cleanse) the uterus. You’re kidding yourself if you think working on her one time will mean she’ll be just fine. It’s exactly those cows that will have a pus discharge over the next months. You need to

cleanse the uterine environment every single day before the cervix closes down and traps bad stuff in the uterus to linger and fester into pus. Using 300 cc of aloe everyday is good. But sometimes it’s good to place 1 gram of iodine pills or mix in 1 gram of liquid iodine with the aloe to infuse into the uterus daily. Old and cold cows that have some muscle quivers need calcium — even if they are standing. I prefer IV treatment because I have seen way

too many cows drowned when oral fluids were given wrong. To give an IV, have the cow’s head tied downward with her face tied real snug against something. The jugular vein will bulge and show itself. Hold the calcium bottle no higher than the backbone. AVOID giving any IV in the milk vein of a first calf heifer, as their milk veins are not big like in older cows. If an animal starts getting kicky, she is telling you that the needle is not in the vein

and an abscess will develop, keeping her painful and slow for about 3 weeks (very counter-productive). Cows with hot coliform mastitis show a hot hard quarter with a watery secretion are usually offfeed and have a fever of about 104. DO NOT delay treatment! Give the well known organic IV treatment (Plasma Gold antitoxin, 500cc vitamin C antioxidant and 60-90cc of goldenseal, garlic, ginseng Phyto-Biotic anti-

bacterial). This also happens to be the same treatment for those first calf heifers with signs of pneumonia or any animal that is systemically ill with a fever. In this article are examples of problems I’ve successfully treated hundreds of times over the years. Until grazing season is here, dry bedding, fresh air, high forage diets and the tips above will keep animals healthy and help you treat those that need to be.

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WHITTACRE FARM LLC WHITTACRE FARM LLC DIEKOW,ARTHUR & PEGGY CHARLES MRAS TILLOTSON,DOUG AND STEVE COLEMAN, WALTER AUKEMA DOUG. JOHN AND CHARLES HAYES PRICE, LESTER AND DAVID FAIGLE, PAUL WOODFORD,DANIEL J. LEETOPS FARM ROSELAND HOLSTEINS

456.2 30.5 77.1 81.3 120.5 59.4 61.5 86.0 56.1 59.2 44.2 103.2 25.4

26572 1005 3.8 802 3.0 3X 24672 968 3.9 744 3.0 3X 23093 852 3.7 697 3.0 24806 925 3.7 694 2.8 22285 783 3.5 665 3.0 20812 825 4.0 643 3.1 20368 771 3.8 636 3.1 20587 768 3.7 633 3.1 20575 789 3.8 628 3.1 20052 737 3.7 618 3.1 19674 760 3.9 595 3.0 19423 714 3.7 573 3.0 17684 665 3.8 510 2.9

H 514.1 B 150.8 H 63.0 H 163.4 H 78.0 H 174.9 H 82.0 H 2031.9 X 287.5 H 69.7 J 72.6 H 71.4 H 53.7 H 64.5 H 60.3 X 104.3 H 99.3 H 54.8 H 48.5 H 64.1 A 39.6 X 78.6 H 31.6

29328 1053 3.6 894 3.0 3X 23883 1013 4.2 787 3.3 24545 923 3.8 781 3.2 24637 930 3.8 753 3.1 24801 931 3.8 753 3.0 23119 782 3.4 720 3.1 23283 911 3.9 715 3.1 23411 885 3.8 704 3.0 3X 21245 780 3.7 678 3.2 22078 766 3.5 669 3.0 17944 817 4.6 629 3.5 19501 750 3.8 625 3.2 20870 745 3.6 608 2.9 19277 710 3.7 591 3.1 18103 696 3.8 582 3.2 17353 749 4.3 575 3.3 19082 708 3.7 575 3.0 19048 704 3.7 570 3.0 18815 666 3.5 562 3.0 18579 714 3.8 554 3.0 17025 643 3.8 524 3.1 15479 625 4.0 510 3.3 16562 572 3.5 505 3.0

BROOME

CATTARAUGUS

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

CARBU FARMS, LLC DHIRAPCS HILL'S VALLEY FARM,LLC DHIR-AP WHITEHEAD, NATE DHI-AP WILEAN FARMS DHI-AP JONES DAIRY, INC. DHI-AP DUROW,MICHAEL AND DAWN DHI-AP KARON FARMS,INC. DHI-AP CHARLES BARE DHI-AP PIMM ADELIA DHI-AP BOBERG,DANIEL F. DHI-AP MARK HANSEN DHIR-AP RONALD,PENNY,&TODD PARKER DHI-AP JOHN MOSHER DHI-AP BOBERG ALAN F. DHI-AP ANDERA,CHRIS & CATHY DHI-AP POWELL FARMS DHI-AP WOLOSZYN FARMS DHI-AP KRATTS RONALD L. DHI-AP PHILIP CLARK DHI-AP HORTON,DAIRY DHI-AP BROWN BROOK FARM DHI-AP BRUCE &LUCILLE KONINGISOR DHI-AP MICHAEL KENT DHI-AP

CAYUGA

H X H H H H H H H H H H H

SCIPIO SPRINGS DAIRY DHI-APCS H 804.3 FESSENDEN DAIRY,L.L.C. DHI-APCS H 686.1 OAKWOOD DAIRY, INC. DHI-APCS H 1866.3 PINE HOLLOW DAIRY DHI-AP H 671.8 AURORA RIDGE DAIRY DHIRAPCS H 1908.1 PATCHEN, KENTON DHIR-AP H 500.3 ALLEN FARMS DHI-AP H 1274.0 GREEN HILL DAIRY DHI-AP H 843.0 BLUMER,DAVID DHI-AP H 360.1 RIPLEY FARMS DHI-AP H 200.9 MILLS, GEORGE DHI H 62.4 RIPLEY FARMS DHI-AP X 51.3 BACONDALE FARMS DHI H 133.7 NOLT, RAYMOND JR DHI-AP H 87.0 LITTLEJOHN FARMS DHI-APCS H 268.3 REDMOND BROS. DHI-AP H 47.8 WHITE CLOVER FARMS DHI-AP H 73.0 VITALE, PAUL DHI H 97.9 DONLIN FARMS DHI-AP H 106.2 BRUTUS HILL FARM DHI-AP H 161.6 DONLIN FARMS DHI-AP X 113.6 RIPLEY FARMS DHI-AP G 127.4 HALF ACRE DAIRY DHI-AP H 205.3 TWIN HILLS FARM 1 DHI-AP H 108.4 ROMANO FARM LLC DHI-AP H 11.3 ROMANO FARM LLC DHI-AP X 33.5 BURHANS, DONALD & KATHY DHI-AP H 61.1

31360 30644 28553 27595 27994 27034 26856 25319 25343 24631 24369 22644 23750 23327 24099 22842 20767 21452 21857 19664 20318 18411 19512 19646 17914 15609 17067

KNIGHT,JOHN & LAURA IVETT,HOWARD&LUCY CABHI FARM TENPAS,ROGER JHIGH ACRES CARL AND KRIS NECKERS DENISE SAXTON MCCRAY FARM GRAPE VIEW DAIRY LLC. TRIVAL FARM, INC. OAK VIEW DAIRY ORMOND,FARM

28296 976 3.4 873 3.1 3X 27798 1059 3.8 860 3.1 3X 27222 1049 3.9 821 3.0 3X 24815 868 3.5 799 3.2 3X 26232 919 3.5 786 3.0 3X 25547 915 3.6 779 3.0 3X 25579 1000 3.9 767 3.0 25976 974 3.7 765 2.9 25855 920 3.6 749 2.9 3X 23992 937 3.9 739 3.1 24759 915 3.7 738 3.0 3X 23420 885 3.8 733 3.1

CHAUTAUQUA

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-APCS DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H H H H

73.6 44.7 189.8 456.6 221.5 345.6 24.1 123.7 256.3 139.2 341.6 211.8

1130 1060 1000 1009 1028 951 972 890 858 895 888 909 895 843 896 844 768 802 776 731 741 823 744 706 647 739 622

3.6 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.6 3.6 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.5 3.8 3.6 3.6 4.7 3.6

967 943 875 859 856 834 829 789 745 735 724 708 708 688 687 685 660 658 649 622 616 595 595 572 569 544 505

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.5 3.0

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

3X

HERD OWNER CROWELL,ROBERT CARLBERG FARM MOSS, GLEN & S. DIANE STARCESKI, PAUL AND ROBIN RHINEHART, TIM & MARY CRUMP FARMS FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS ANDERSON,ALLEN CLINECREST FARM NICKERSON FARMS CRAIG HARVEY CHENEY,STEVEN & MORRIS BECKERINK, ROBERT LUNDMARK, NORMAN E. CARL AND KRIS NECKERS WALL STREET DAIRY 1 DAN & AL MINOR BRAD & KIM WILTSIE BEIGHTOL,JAMES,BRETT BOOZEL, MARK DWAYNE & CATHY EMKE JAQUITH DOUGLAS RAYMOND TROYER PETE & TOM SMALLBACK SPINLER FARMS JONATHAN WARD KELLEY FAMILY FARM NAGEL VALLEY HOLSTEINS

TYPE TEST

Top 40 Herds For January B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H X X H H H H H H H H H H J H H H H H X H H H H H H H

531.6 111.1 173.8 49.5 99.1 133.7 170.0 69.4 76.7 909.9 81.0 60.7 72.2 111.8 161.6 42.7 91.2 109.2 124.4 81.1 95.6 108.8 38.6 57.3 137.4 44.6 48.1 101.7

24129 22285 22375 21821 22288 22045 21316 20985 20389 21231 21087 20587 20148 20510 16932 20329 20903 18784 18493 18850 18238 18548 18173 18091 17774 17181 16459 15857

896 827 797 795 814 767 805 783 725 755 739 792 747 756 830 733 744 730 704 658 692 697 624 658 698 601 641 571

3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.9 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.5 3.9 3.6

711 700 696 687 685 675 657 643 639 630 629 629 625 625 620 608 598 590 567 564 564 557 551 537 533 524 516 504

2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.7 3.0 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2

LANTLAND FARMS LTD. BLAKEMORE,LANCE&GINA BOOR,DAVID TANNER FARMS LLC TURNER, DAVID

DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H

211.2 99.4 105.2 90.5 83.6

24268 24164 22447 21894 18878

909 863 887 802 679

3.7 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.6

749 733 708 642 596

3.1 3.0 3.2 2.9 3.2

NEWTON, HAROLD & BRIAN HOWARDS INDIAN CAMP FARM HANEHAN FAMILY FARM ANGELROSE DAIRY MARSHMAN FARMS LATHROP, BARRY & PAULA LINCKVIEW FARMS INGERTO, JAY & VIRGINIA DAVIS, ALAN & DEBRA HOFMANN, ROBERT & JOHN HOWARDS MIKALUNAS FARM DAN FRIEDEL SYLSTRA,J.C. GORRELL FAMILY MATTYDALE FARM MCKENNEY, DAVID MAPLE SHADOW FARM ANGELROSE DAIRY TOM MEADE JR. COOK, MARTIN GREENVIEW FARMS WHITE, MASON & ALLEN BLANCHARD FARMS MAPLEDREAM FARM ROBINSON, OSCAR TYNERDALE LATHROP, PETER & BRENDA EIHOLZER FARM OLIN, WILLIAM & LINDA HAPPY VALLEY FARM CROTHERS,ANTHONY FRANK, ROBERT SCHWARTZ, CARL MIRY RUN FARM MUDGE, STEVEN DENZ, ALBERT EVANS, SCOTT M. DAVIS FARM

DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHIR DHI

H H H H H H H H H H H J H H H H H H H J H H H H H H X H H H H H X H H H H H H H

195.1 19.4 405.1 693.4 61.3 395.0 80.5 154.3 106.2 53.5 63.7 59.7 105.9 73.7 66.5 101.0 59.0 83.6 112.1 14.0 91.2 101.2 83.8 60.6 168.5 122.4 85.9 33.9 95.5 62.4 128.9 247.6 87.0 194.3 93.0 96.6 60.3 79.0 68.4 75.4

27772 1058 3.8 862 3.1 3X 27580 993 3.6 842 3.1 26655 1134 4.3 830 3.1 3X 26485 967 3.7 801 3.0 26697 942 3.5 797 3.0 25276 945 3.7 770 3.0 3X 25763 970 3.8 762 3.0 23455 819 3.5 718 3.1 23785 882 3.7 717 3.0 24086 935 3.9 712 3.0 24056 849 3.5 711 3.0 20662 927 4.5 710 3.4 22529 851 3.8 702 3.1 22973 846 3.7 687 3.0 22751 866 3.8 686 3.0 22436 794 3.5 675 3.0 20810 797 3.8 665 3.2 22210 847 3.8 657 3.0 21877 756 3.5 650 3.0 18493 821 4.4 644 3.5 21840 777 3.6 642 2.9 21202 813 3.8 641 3.0 20945 804 3.8 637 3.0 20880 728 3.5 633 3.0 20377 746 3.7 629 3.1 19838 729 3.7 629 3.2 19548 687 3.5 623 3.2 19566 739 3.8 614 3.1 20829 754 3.6 611 2.9 20332 780 3.8 609 3.0 20256 767 3.8 605 3.0 18718 691 3.7 601 3.2 17888 736 4.1 599 3.3 19451 730 3.8 595 3.1 19373 700 3.6 583 3.0 19085 746 3.9 570 3.0 18641 759 4.1 568 3.0 18595 715 3.8 556 3.0 18315 700 3.8 548 3.0 17637 722 4.1 546 3.1

DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H H

352.3 552.2 997.5 266.9 595.8 97.1 150.7 51.2 60.3 52.2

29838 1119 3.8 934 3.1 3X 30323 1132 3.7 915 3.0 28170 953 3.4 842 3.0 3X 24271 982 4.0 757 3.1 24446 911 3.7 731 3.0 22148 891 4.0 683 3.1 21998 830 3.8 664 3.0 20808 701 3.4 633 3.0 18871 676 3.6 564 3.0 17917 710 4.0 534 3.0

CHEMUNG

CHENANGO

CLINTON

MINER INSTITUTE REMILLARD FARMS CHALIZ FARM LLC. DIMOCK FARMS, LLC. HIDDEN VIEW FARM G & M FARM ALLEN,JAMES W. MCNEIL, DON & SHERRY DAMOUR,DICK SMITH,HAROLD

COLUMBIA

LONAN FARM DHI-AP LYN F. MAIN,JR DHI-APCS KELLER R & SONS HD1 DHIR DAVENPORT, JIM HERD 3 DHI ELITE DAIRY DHI-AP OOMS ADRIAN & SONS DHI-AP KIERNAN, WILLIAM DHI-AP THE DAVENPORT FAMILY HD 2 DHIR DUTCH HOLLOW FARM DHIRAPCS OOMS,ANTONIE&MICHAEL HD 1 DHI-AP RONNYBROOK FARMS DHI-AP TRIPPLE CREEK FARM DHI-AP MILLERHURST FARM DHI-AP BARRINGER, FRED DHIR-AP

H 542.0 H 1109.9 H 251.3 H 18.5 B 54.8 H 464.9 H 162.6 H 51.1 J 552.3 X 105.5 H 74.2 H 160.9 H 131.0 H 84.7

28961 26213 26416 25981 21059 25164 23886 22756 19602 20707 21217 21230 21719 20782

983 906 952 941 960 911 906 851 954 814 764 803 821 731

3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.6 3.6 3.8 3.7 4.9 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.5

884 818 802 787 780 778 708 691 677 665 662 650 647 637

3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.7 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1

3X

3X

3X

3X

HERD OWNER

3X 3X

B R COW E E YEARS D

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

18746 17338 18533 17830 14740

703 649 716 685 675

3.8 3.7 3.9 3.8 4.6

H H H H J

TURNER, BENJAMIN &CAROLYN DHIR BECK FARMS DHI-APCS SPRUCE EDEN DAIRY LLC DHIR-AP DRAKE, RICHARD D. DHI-AP RIVERSIDE DAIRY LLC DHI-AP CURRIE VALLEY DAIRY LLC DHI-AP CURRIE VALLEY DAIRY LLC DHI-AP HALL, BRYAN DHI-AP DOVETALES FARM DHI-AP SPRUCE EDEN DAIRY LLC DHIR-AP BROOKS, CLINTON S DHI AUGUR, DAVID DHI ROBINSON, ROLAND DHI-AP FORBES FARM DHI-AP SCHONCREST FARMS DHI-AP A & J GRINNELL DHI-AP WESTAN FARMS DHI SUNSETYOUNG FARM DHI TWIN OAKS DAIRY LLC DHI-AP MATT & KEVIN SHARPE DHI-AP MCEVOY,CHARLES & KENNETH DHIR KNAPP, PETER DHI-AP ROCKY BOTTOM FARM DHI-AP CLOSSON, RANDY DHI-AP MUGGLIN JEAN L HD I DHIR-AP BLAINE & CHRIS KELLER DHI-AP GLADTIME TOO DHIR-AP

H 113.4 H 1166.4 H 423.4 H 187.9 H 640.4 H 52.4 H 798.2 H 70.1 H 176.1 J 21.1 H 75.3 H 80.2 H 74.2 X 584.6 H 83.9 H 97.4 H 157.8 H 145.5 H 134.3 H 102.9 H 32.9 H 59.5 H 61.4 H 82.7 J 39.9 X 70.2 X 68.0

30292 1186 3.9 995 3.3 28531 948 3.3 887 3.1 3X 26581 972 3.7 823 3.1 3X 26706 974 3.6 813 3.0 3X 25486 957 3.8 765 3.0 3X 24625 938 3.8 758 3.1 3X 25136 927 3.7 750 3.0 3X 24810 879 3.5 732 3.0 3X 23347 829 3.6 709 3.0 19611 885 4.5 697 3.6 3X 22613 837 3.7 682 3.0 22613 809 3.6 682 3.0 22629 840 3.7 672 3.0 21276 836 3.9 668 3.1 19142 719 3.8 603 3.2 19263 776 4.0 600 3.1 20069 815 4.1 589 2.9 19277 725 3.8 575 3.0 18910 741 3.9 567 3.0 18417 699 3.8 563 3.1 18093 736 4.1 552 3.1 17785 698 3.9 549 3.1 18261 662 3.6 546 3.0 17189 732 4.3 537 3.1 14619 713 4.9 529 3.6 16129 681 4.2 520 3.2 15491 649 4.2 509 3.3

JOLEANNA HOLSTEINS HUMDINGER HOLSTEINS ALBANO FARM INC. HAGER FARMS PALMER,RONALD & JORDAN MATTSON, H.L. & SONS SCHAEFER, ADOLF & LARRY ACKLAND DAIRY FARM TAGGART,JEFF&LORI&BRAD LAMPORT, FRANK JR DELROSE FARM BEEBE HILL FARM DEYSENROTH, PAUL & GWEN CHAR MARIE FARM LLC HOLLEY, DAVE & ELAINE MARTIN, EDWIN & DUANE SCOTT' HILLSIDE FARM MARICK FARM,LLC JASON, SANTOBUONO MAXWELL, RUSSELL ETERNAL FLAME HOLSTEINS DAIRY SMITH HOLSTEINS DAVID GOULD SKYMAC FARM RITZ FARMS BEDFORD FARMS MUSHKODAY FARM HOSKING FARM PINEYVALE FARM SHAW,JAMES RICHNAN FARM BRUCE&SUE GREGORY MUDDY RIVER FARM SITTS CO. HOLSTEINS TERRY, MATTHEW MOUNTAIN CREST FARM 2 TERRY, MATTHEW JOHNSON,CHRISTL & TIM GRANT, DAVID ANDY & BETTYANN POST

DHIR-AP DHIR DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H J H H H

139.7 47.5 153.6 468.9 46.3 190.6 67.5 36.0 82.1 118.4 72.0 72.7 45.8 115.4 74.7 51.1 124.7 305.4 38.6 45.8 109.6 122.4 60.8 50.5 68.8 97.2 137.2 62.3 63.0 57.8 46.8 37.3 89.1 84.6 28.0 87.6 48.2 40.1 101.4 82.8

27483 983 3.6 866 3.2 3X 26435 1001 3.8 817 3.1 26369 1191 4.5 801 3.0 25618 992 3.9 790 3.1 25215 924 3.7 788 3.1 25480 906 3.6 784 3.1 24882 877 3.5 758 3.0 24631 943 3.8 751 3.0 23826 909 3.8 736 3.1 3X 23650 897 3.8 733 3.1 23694 913 3.9 731 3.1 24392 917 3.8 725 3.0 22812 867 3.8 721 3.2 23639 885 3.7 719 3.0 23023 887 3.9 716 3.1 22683 881 3.9 713 3.1 22881 847 3.7 691 3.0 22516 893 4.0 689 3.1 3X 22303 849 3.8 685 3.1 23246 857 3.7 679 2.9 22040 751 3.4 675 3.1 20783 817 3.9 672 3.2 22303 828 3.7 669 3.0 22287 837 3.8 669 3.0 20312 796 3.9 655 3.2 21311 809 3.8 652 3.1 21077 837 4.0 651 3.1 21077 773 3.7 640 3.0 21568 820 3.8 639 3.0 21174 703 3.3 636 3.0 21047 714 3.4 636 3.0 21447 780 3.6 632 2.9 19850 783 3.9 632 3.2 19932 793 4.0 631 3.2 18650 810 4.3 631 3.4 20885 770 3.7 625 3.0 16411 828 5.0 621 3.8 20588 772 3.7 618 3.0 20116 814 4.0 614 3.1 20575 779 3.8 605 2.9

COON BROTHERS HD 2 UPLANDS FARM HENRY BENEKE JACKSON BROS. STORM FIELD SWISS PULVER,JOHN & JEFFREY BRIAN DONOVAN BROOKCREST REBECCA OSBORNE COON BROTHERS HD 1

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H X H H H X G

233.0 92.2 142.2 44.4 42.8 170.6 150.3 62.5 78.0 111.1

23933 22510 20333 20872 18981 18179 17859 18923 16872 16129

908 942 803 754 730 667 677 717 680 745

3.8 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.6

720 713 654 642 602 577 575 571 534 512

3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 3.2 3.2

AMBERWOOD FARM DHI-AP H 54.9 RICHMOND, CHARLES & JOHN DHIR-AP H 221.9 ROLLING MEADOWS FARM LLC DHI-AP H 586.6 WIDEMAN FARMS DHI-AP H 130.5 EARLY VIEW FARM DHI-AP H 113.1 PHILLIPS FAMILY FARM INC. DHI-AP H 878.1 R&D JANIGA ENTERPRISES DHI-AP H 299.7 MUNN, RICHARD DHI-AP H 78.6 HAIER, GEORGE DHI-AP H 59.0 WITTMEYER, CLAYTON JR. DHI-AP H 188.4 SCHMITZ, KEITH & ANN DHI-AP H 77.9 NORBEL DAIRY DHI-AP H 112.5 TRIPLE OAK FARMS DHI-AP H 153.2 JEFFERY SIMONS DHI-AP H 63.8 HAIER FREDRICK DHI H 53.9

25145 27039 25739 25378 24809 24442 23039 23693 23805 22854 22016 21759 21368 21208 20065

995 962 970 904 946 942 853 878 884 850 817 824 818 785 825

4.0 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.1

816 813 780 779 777 750 721 720 720 701 661 656 652 634 633

3.2 3.0 3X 3.0 3X 3.1 3.1 3.1 3X 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2

CORTLAND

DUTCHESS

ERIE

FRANKLIN

177.0 169.5 28.0 28.4 66.4

RHA MILK

G+H DAIRY DHI-AP B.B.T.T.FARM DHI-AP BURCH & SONS DAIRY DHI-AP BURLINGAME, DOUG DHI-AP OOMS,ANTONIE&MICHAEL HD 2 DHIR-AP

DELAWARE

3X 3X

TYPE TEST

600 584 575 546 521

3.2 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.5 3X

HERD OWNER OOMSVIEW HOLSTEINS STARGO DAIRY FARM,LLC METCALF FARMS POIRIER, EUGENE DANIEL & HELENE MEIER BEAVER FLATS HOLSTEINS VINCENT FARM LLC. ARMSTRONG,THOMAS FRIEND,ALLAN AND MARY OTIS,RALPH & CINDY WOOD, WILLIAM K. ARTIC ROSE ARTIC ROSE VINCENT FARM LLC. HAMILTON, SCOTT & JUDY GEORGE MILLER THANKFUL HEARTS JERSEY'S GLENGARRY FARM LLC ALAMANA FARM'S CRAIGMOOR FARM CRAIGMOOR FARM WILLIAM JONES & SONS TUTTLE FARM LABARE , ROBERT

GENESEE

BLUMER DAIRY MOWACRES FARM KINGSLEY,HOWARD&SONS TORREY FARMS DAIRY BERKEMEIER, H. C. & SONS ROBERT WOOD ZUBER FARMS 2 JOHN KUSZLYK

GREENE

TYPE TEST

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-APCS DHIR-AP

B R COW E E YEARS D

H H H H H H H H H H H H H J H J J A H J G H X H

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

92.1 176.0 509.4 67.6 352.6 58.1 140.6 71.1 81.4 57.7 68.6 11.0 31.0 32.1 83.7 105.1 62.1 141.5 45.6 46.3 44.3 101.4 79.6 66.9

33803 1043 3.1 987 2.9 3X 28309 994 3.5 882 3.1 3X 25497 959 3.8 803 3.1 3X 25186 992 3.9 776 3.1 24386 893 3.7 772 3.2 25168 781 3.1 765 3.0 24510 870 3.5 744 3.0 23165 872 3.8 731 3.2 22932 861 3.8 708 3.1 21116 786 3.7 661 3.1 20353 750 3.7 657 3.2 20828 749 3.6 637 3.1 21291 732 3.4 630 3.0 17746 822 4.6 625 3.5 20390 726 3.6 617 3.0 16958 732 4.3 600 3.5 16659 728 4.4 584 3.5 19268 711 3.7 581 3.0 3X 19773 695 3.5 579 2.9 15780 748 4.7 571 3.6 17067 786 4.6 563 3.3 17672 647 3.7 532 3.0 16568 675 4.1 527 3.2 17236 658 3.8 521 3.0

H 408.8 H1545.8 H 105.7 H 886.2 H 74.7 H 84.2 H 2031.5 X 70.6

25828 978 3.8 811 3.1 3X 26325 1014 3.9 794 3.0 3X 24382 895 3.7 746 3.1 23625 846 3.6 699 3.0 3X 19812 792 4.0 638 3.2 20908 665 3.2 633 3.0 20752 835 4.0 628 3.0 3X 17142 626 3.7 523 3.1

VALLEY VIEW FARM STORY, MATTHEW C. JR.

DHIR-AP J 59.3 DHI-AP H 44.8

17959 18830

CASLER, JIM & PHIL MAYPAR FARM TIMMERMAN FARMS FOSTER'S ACRES HOLSTEINS VALLEY HIGH FARM WOLFE, HOWARD KELVISTA HOLSTEINS WINDEX FARMS BOEPPLE, RAYMOND & LISA DONALD & ERIN SHUTTS JR SCHWASNICK FARMS FREDERICK P HERRINGSHAW SPRING LAWN FARM BLACK IRON DAIRY LLC MEADOW BROOK FARM BRUCE TREADWELL HAUGHTON FARM ROBERT DELWEILER COLLINS PRIDE HOLSTEINS MARSHY ACRES FARM WINTERGREEN FARM DALE COVERT DITHMARSIA HOLSTEINS FOSTER'S ACRES JERSEYS SALMSTEAD FARMS LYON, JOSEPH & ANGELA HACKLEY, BRIAN ELM TREE FARM DONEINFARM JORDAN VALLEY GEHRING, DONALD DALE COVERT

DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

27066 1156 4.3 832 3.1 25015 978 3.9 784 3.1 25524 828 3.2 771 3.0 3X 24481 818 3.3 760 3.1 24410 957 3.9 745 3.1 23584 904 3.8 743 3.2 23493 873 3.7 718 3.1 22195 840 3.8 692 3.1 22662 853 3.8 688 3.0 20722 741 3.6 653 3.2 3X 21017 815 3.9 641 3.0 20057 789 3.9 641 3.2 20155 743 3.7 630 3.1 20430 789 3.9 627 3.1 19529 731 3.7 616 3.2 20885 772 3.7 613 2.9 18440 737 4.0 588 3.2 20526 735 3.6 587 2.9 19322 688 3.6 581 3.0 19286 683 3.5 578 3.0 19326 710 3.7 577 3.0 19179 684 3.6 575 3.0 18957 713 3.8 569 3.0 15121 712 4.7 566 3.7 19655 666 3.4 565 2.9 18429 669 3.6 564 3.1 17298 660 3.8 530 3.1 18038 671 3.7 528 2.9 18124 675 3.7 527 2.9 17082 621 3.6 518 3.0 16861 638 3.8 507 3.0 14981 659 4.4 505 3.4

HERKIMER

JEFFERSON

H H H H H H H H H X H H H H X H H H H X H H H J H H H H H H H X

283.8 135.9 207.0 134.6 75.5 91.6 89.6 100.9 62.7 63.8 112.2 204.2 79.7 176.4 70.7 77.9 95.8 53.4 113.6 59.5 65.5 46.0 109.2 14.9 99.7 72.3 51.8 72.5 29.8 58.4 42.6 17.6

HYLIGHT FARMS,LLC DHIR-AP H 248.4 NORTH HARBOR FARM DHI-AP H 781.5 HYLIGHT FARMS,LLC DHIR-AP H 85.1 MURCREST FARM DHI-AP H 696.3 SHELAND FARMS DHI-APCS H 722.1 NORTHROP,MICHAEL&SONS DHI-AP H 85.3 BIG DOG DAIRY DHI-AP H 114.1 EISEL, STEVE DHI-AP H 134.3 BROWN,DOUGLAS E. DHI-AP H 289.5 WOOD FARMS, LLC. DHI-APCS H 572.4 SOUTH SANDY DAIRY DHI-AP H 86.9 HORNING, STANLEY&SHARON DHI-AP H 55.9 MASON'S DAIRY FARM DHI-AP H 114.0 HYLIGHT FARMS,LLC DHIR-AP X 30.5 LYNDALE FARM DHI-AP H 73.5 LILAC LAWNS FARM INC. DHI-AP H 144.2 BOULTON BEACH FARMS,LLC DHI-AP H 135.7 ZEHR, JASON DHI-AP X 61.4 REFF FAMILY FARM DHI-AP H 91.4 REED HAVEN FARMS DHI-AP H 167.5 PEACH SPRING FARM DHI-AP H 58.6 PEACHEY WILMER & VERA DHIR-AP H 75.9 EASTMAN DAIRY FARM LLC. DHI-AP H 403.8 LEE,STEPHEN & SALLY DHI H 62.2 KURTZ, JOSEPH E. JR. DHI-AP H 58.3 FORRESTER,DENNIS & CAROL DHI-AP H 123.9 TMT FARMS DHI-AP H 50.3 ZUMBACH, BRIAN & AMY DHI-AP H 90.0 MURROCK FARM DHI-AP H 237.5 TOAD HOLLOW DAIRY DHI-AP H 66.7 WATSON, STEPHEN DHI-AP H 87.7 MEEKS FARM+SONS DHI-AP H 133.2 BONNYLAND FARM DHI H 65.3 HALDEMAN DAVID DHI-AP H 55.7

29684 29774 28758 28426 27078 27617 26768 23997 25116 24670 24571 23425 23625 20916 23619 23456 22756 22380 21463 22842 23079 23165 23635 21969 21091 22385 20912 20796 20878 19498 18846 18336 18069 17739

892 5.0 629 3.5 706 3.7 576 3.1

1163 1046 1143 1054 942 954 978 740 976 984 922 941 945 1033 883 786 811 808 896 807 845 846 851 799 811 817 832 681 770 695 677 678 667 643

3.9 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.1 3.9 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.0 4.9 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.6 4.2 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.6 4.0 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.6

899 898 889 866 821 818 804 781 761 749 749 746 733 729 726 714 704 704 690 688 685 679 675 673 659 651 648 640 621 578 576 560 539 533

3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

3X

3X

3X

HERD OWNER

TYPE TEST

Top 40 Herds For January B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

JEFF ZIMMER YODER, TIM & ARLENE MOSER, BRAD JOSH+LISA MOSER

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H

82.8 74.4 49.8 52.7

17726 17316 17524 16891

646 695 639 637

3.6 4.0 3.6 3.8

532 531 530 511

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0

L&M FARMS WALNUTHOF FARM RIVEREDGE DAIRY ANDY SCHANTZ RIDLESIDE HERD #1 YORK, SCOTT E WILLIAMS FARM ROGGIE,KEITH SCHRAG,WILFRED & LOIS HOUSER, DWIGHT SOUTH KEENER DAIRY TERRY WALSEMAN JASDALE FARM LIMESTONE RIDGE FARM SULLIVAN,MIKE C. JEFF SIMPSON LEYDEN VIEW FARM ZEHR GLENN RODNEY CLINTSMAN TARA LYNDAKER SHERMAN ERIC & LORELLE HEBERT, RONALD YORK, MICHEAL & DYNALL ERNEST & AMY BEYER THUNDER LANE DAIRY MISTYKNOLL FARM MAST, TITUS GUS TABOLT VALMONT DAIRY FARM NORTZ, CHRISTINA BAUER, JAMES GINGERICH, LOWELL & JOYCE ROES,LOREN J. PALUCK, WILLAIM BUCKINGHAM, DALE YANCEY,HASKELL A.,JR HOPPEL,CARL & DORIS ZEHR, MYRON D. MOSER, LYNDON

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI

H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H

49.4 109.4 62.5 73.4 164.7 56.3 148.7 83.6 83.0 79.6 111.9 72.9 132.7 199.8 124.9 63.6 87.2 89.3 80.9 50.3 70.8 99.0 63.5 122.9 81.4 131.1 76.7 131.6 113.7 37.5 24.8 127.2 47.6 91.6 61.6 59.6 102.8 74.1 95.4

27507 26535 22853 23665 23214 23590 22827 23816 22556 22093 22279 23284 22361 22088 20267 21403 21136 20812 20859 20418 20813 20989 20396 20236 20424 19615 19114 19143 19047 19275 18785 17080 17704 18097 17915 17757 18205 17975 16138

959 992 851 803 846 869 914 873 925 861 810 889 948 839 761 834 848 760 771 723 887 778 777 823 864 754 710 762 713 775 654 685 650 735 639 635 707 675 637

3.5 3.7 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.8 4.2 3.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.7 3.7 3.5 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.7 4.0 3.7 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.7 4.1 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.8 3.9

817 804 724 724 711 706 704 698 693 691 691 689 674 670 655 652 643 638 637 635 634 620 618 612 609 605 596 594 570 561 554 544 543 543 540 534 531 522 507

3.0 3.0 3X 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.1

LEWIS

LIVINGSTON

R. SCHRAMM ENT. MULLIGAN FARM, INC MULLIGAN FARM, INC DAIRYKNOLL FARMS KEVETTA FARMS MROCZEK,JOSEPH & ANDY COYNE FARMS, INC. KEVETTA FARMS MAXWELL FARMS CADYVILLE FARM DONNAN FARMS, INC.

H 195.2 H1113.2 H 119.5 H 893.2 H 24.2 H 89.0 H 912.1 J 15.1 H 87.7 H 154.1 H 3535.6

28199 1112 3.9 878 3.1 3X 28332 1060 3.7 865 3.1 3X 25898 974 3.8 794 3.1 3X 26057 923 3.5 791 3.0 3X 25562 875 3.4 780 3.1 24775 894 3.6 777 3.1 25930 1001 3.9 765 3.0 3X 20477 907 4.4 741 3.6 24471 891 3.6 725 3.0 21182 858 4.1 658 3.1 21069 731 3.5 627 3.0 3X

CHRIS AND STEPH ANDERSON DHIR-AP H 52.1 MORRISVILLE COLLEGE FOUND DHI-APCS H 261.0 CEDARKNOB FARMS,LLC DHI-AP H 323.7 DURFEE, STEVEN DHI-AP H 495.5 HOLMES ACRE DHI-AP H 452.8 SPRINGWATER FARMS LLC DHI-AP H 369.2 SWAMP BOTTOM FARM DHI-AP H 43.8 WHITE EAGLE FARMS DHI-AP H 956.7 FERN HILL FARM, LLC DHIR H 255.5 EVANS, DOUG DHIR A 39.1 ROBERTS, CHARLES & SONS DHI-AP H 126.3 MONANFRAN FARMS, INC. DHIR-AP H 187.0 BIKOWSKY,PATTY & JOHN JR. DHI-AP H 76.7 GATEHOUSE FARM DHI-AP H 251.0 TFARM DHIR H 88.3 GRANNY ANNE DHIR-AP H 82.0 MANLEY, GWEN & JEFF DHI-AP H 43.2 RENDCACH FARMS DHI-AP H 158.6 WINTERCREST FARMS DHI-AP H 120.9 WESTFALL, FRED & STEVE DHI-AP H 96.2 WRATTEN FARM DHI-AP H 36.2 WOOD, CALVIN & MATT DHI-AP H 239.3 JONES,DAVID & SCOTT DHI-AP H 79.1 PUSHLAR, PAUL & FAMILY DHI-AP H 81.5 FANNING, TERRY DHI-AP H 68.8 PARSONS, DOUGLAS DHI-AP H 116.6 HENRY, JOSEPH O. & PETE DHI-AP H 71.0 BARNES, BRUCE DHI-AP H 72.0 WEDGE FARM DHI-AP H 71.9 MORGAN, FRED & JUDY DHI-AP H 150.0 LYREKCREST HOLSTEINS DHIR-AP H 83.5 BRIDGEDALE FARM DHI-AP H 114.1 WOODCOCK, LOUIS L. DHI H 95.5 SCHELL, JOHN E. DHI-AP H 60.7 MEEKER, ROY E. DHI-AP H 42.0 PERRY, DONALD L.&DONALD H DHI-AP H 81.4 WRATTEN FARM DHI-AP X 32.0 WESTFALL, FRED & STEVE DHI-AP A 25.6

30395 833 2.7 929 3.1 3X 29345 1076 3.7 916 3.1 3X 27462 926 3.4 834 3.0 3X 26127 940 3.6 812 3.1 3X 26006 900 3.5 785 3.0 3X 26460 916 3.5 781 3.0 3X 24154 814 3.4 772 3.2 25846 931 3.6 762 2.9 3X 23100 912 3.9 746 3.2 23035 902 3.9 740 3.2 23754 922 3.9 734 3.1 23693 866 3.7 706 3.0 23584 838 3.6 704 3.0 23695 872 3.7 702 3.0 3X 22061 854 3.9 686 3.1 21830 815 3.7 676 3.1 21826 825 3.8 666 3.1 21155 793 3.7 655 3.1 21985 796 3.6 654 3.0 21180 772 3.6 648 3.1 20757 794 3.8 646 3.1 20390 810 4.0 644 3.2 20757 801 3.9 641 3.1 20640 747 3.6 641 3.1 20677 698 3.4 637 3.1 19900 740 3.7 625 3.1 20248 696 3.4 618 3.1 19921 704 3.5 602 3.0 19542 772 4.0 593 3.0 18434 785 4.3 593 3.2 19053 697 3.7 592 3.1 19279 727 3.8 582 3.0 17861 676 3.8 559 3.1 18874 676 3.6 557 3.0 18835 712 3.8 541 2.9 18269 709 3.9 533 2.9 17054 635 3.7 533 3.1 16290 614 3.8 508 3.1

COLBY HOMESTEAD FARMS ELLSWORTH,ROCKY & PAT

DHI-APCS H 207.3 DHIR-AP X 56.6

21922 16065

KORONA, JEREMY CANARY DAIRY LLC KORONA, JEREMY NARE FARMS DEVENDORF FARM

DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP

26121 1260 4.8 855 3.3 25362 985 3.9 820 3.2 24834 1164 4.7 809 3.3 24675 996 4.0 774 3.1 24218 972 4.0 770 3.2

MADISON

MONROE

MONTGOMERY

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS

H H H H H

34.6 56.7 61.6 198.9 44.9

865 3.9 667 3.0 650 4.0 542 3.4

HERD OWNER

TYPE TEST

B R COW E E YEARS D

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

KORONA, JEREMY DHIR-AP BRUMAR FARM DHI-APCS STANLEY WICHOWSKY DHI-AP HAYES THOMAS DHI-AP MEAD, GARY DHI-APCS SHUSTER, PAUL & MAXINE DHI-AP KORONA, STANLEY DHI-AP MAC VEAN, ROBERT DHI-AP ROBBIE DYGERT DHI-AP HEISER, JASON DHI-AP JAMES HUDSON DHIR-AP CLAY HILL FARM DHIR-AP SAMMONS FARM 1 DHI-AP FREDERICKS VELVET ACRES DHI-AP HANDY HILLS FARM DHI-AP FEAGLES FARM DHI-AP WILA HALA FARM DHI-AP INGHAMS HILL FARM DHI-AP KORONA, STANLEY DHI-AP MCCLUMPHA FARM DHI-AP HILL, RONALD DHI RANDY & DEBBIE FRASIER DHIR-AP KORONA, STANLEY DHI-AP ADAM HAYES DHI-AP DAMIN FARM DHI-AP TRAHAVEN DHI-AP RACANIELLO, WAYNE DHIR-AP SNYDER, CLYDE DHI-AP JUDY&HENRY CAUWENBERGHS DHI-AP FRASIER, LYN AND WILLIAM DHI CHAPMAN, RICHARD & FAMILY DHI-AP DAMIN, GLEN DHI-AP

J H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H J H H H A H H H H H J H H H

MCCOLLUM FARMS LAKESHORE DAIRY LLC J J FARMS 1 GASPORT VIEW DAIRY,INC. WILLS DAIRY FARM RED CREEK FARM RANNEY FARMS J J FARMS 1 MILLEVILLE FARMS,INC.

H 2277.7 H 1735.2 H 331.6 H 693.7 H 307.8 H 145.7 H 116.8 H 139.0 H 76.6

24644 24908 24195 22800 21212 20654 20014 17871 16719

929 961 872 823 687 792 857 657 664

3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.2 3.8 4.3 3.7 4.0

753 749 720 700 638 633 622 564 538

3.1 3.0 3X 3.0 3X 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3X 3.2

H H H H H X H H H H H H H H H H H X X H H X H H H H H H J H H H A H H H H

677.7 99.6 86.3 50.0 57.0 74.2 115.1 54.9 60.2 130.0 104.5 160.0 55.4 59.5 39.2 83.1 230.7 88.9 65.0 28.5 64.9 68.8 61.1 98.3 59.0 71.2 47.2 47.8 42.0 55.9 56.2 45.6 14.2 51.6 63.9 76.0 71.6

26286 24682 23847 23349 22423 21535 22140 22368 21453 21956 20016 20921 20816 21174 20033 19390 19087 19166 18234 19571 18346 17364 18075 17745 17449 17611 19107 18222 15376 18429 17247 17451 17850 16572 16623 17349 16524

884 894 868 920 881 851 835 811 819 800 788 772 748 823 786 716 728 716 748 681 694 650 677 591 706 645 650 606 738 685 691 687 677 605 604 609 637

3.4 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.7 4.1 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.3 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.3 4.8 3.7 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.9

774 763 756 742 718 693 689 673 655 646 635 633 627 626 607 605 596 595 591 581 576 555 554 554 553 550 550 547 540 537 537 534 523 522 515 511 506

2.9 3X 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.0 3.5 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.1

H 458.7 H 142.9 H 1164.4 H 834.5 H 97.2 H 877.6 H 163.7 H 393.2 H 411.4 H 267.4 H 78.8 H 197.9 H 362.6 H 120.3 H 303.6 H 172.6 H 1401.2 H 650.7 H 110.6 J 58.4 X 10.1 H 46.2 A 47.4 J 123.6

28683 28682 27880 28298 27075 25957 23499 25520 24743 23386 23924 22654 22841 22882 22205 22460 21920 21881 20631 16940 19040 20933 18184 15787

1047 1083 953 1076 962 902 912 854 1004 930 902 888 830 828 870 823 818 779 845 822 728 768 680 746

3.7 3.8 3.4 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.3 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 3.6 4.1 4.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.7

893 887 857 854 833 783 756 756 734 733 715 709 699 697 691 686 677 673 654 645 639 627 564 555

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.8 3.4 3.0 3.1 3.5

NIAGARA

ONEIDA

CHAMPION FARMS LLC WILLSON, RODNEY BIELBY, JAMES ANGELL, KEVIN C. GAFNER, GEORGE GALLAGHER,CINDY & PAUL PRITCHARD, HUBERT AND JIM WILLIAMS, JAMES SMITH, WILLIAM & JOAN GREEN, PETER M. BROUILLETTE FARM GYPSY DELL FARM LLC MELODYWOOD FARM SMITH, RONALD & HOWARD VAN HATTEN, B & C STOLARCZYK, BRIAN WORMONT DAIRY HAROLD GLOUSE SHERWOOD FARM ROBERTS, JOHN & LISA FITZGERALD, JASON HD2 LWG DUTCH HAVEN FARM BALDWIN, RICHARD & SHARON JONES TERRANCE R. RED LINE FARMS LLC GROESLON FARM INC. LARRY,DOUGLAS SCHNEIBLE,BOB POOLE,BRIAN&TRACEY SPRING GROVE FARM LLC GAR LINN FARM NOBIS, TONY & PETE POOLE,BRIAN&TRACEY ROCKYLEE FARM TOLBERT FRANK LEE DAIRY FARM PLEASANT VALLEY FARM

ONONDAGA

COVALE HOLSTEINS SNAVLIN FARMS TWIN BIRCH DAIRY ,LLC VENTURE FARMS LLC ANDREW STACK FABIUS GREENWOOD FARM MOUNTFIELD FARM AIRY RIDGE FARM MAPLEHURST FARMS LLC COWLES, THURLOW, Y. OLIVER,FARM LOOMIS, JAMES W. DOODY, LARRY& SONS AMESLEA FARM 1 MARKHAM HOLLOW FARM TREGFARMS LLC RICHARDS, ELMER & SONS DALE VANERDEN BURGETT FARMS CARLSON, CHERYL HAYNES SCOTT DENNIS, CARL & CRAIG HAYNES SCOTT TUCKER JOHN

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

12.0 214.4 65.7 64.7 198.5 55.3 41.0 112.1 56.9 90.7 38.0 144.1 228.3 138.6 112.0 71.8 81.2 81.2 31.5 30.6 79.3 47.3 35.8 57.7 74.0 50.9 31.6 73.7 62.1 61.3 77.6 61.3

RHA MILK

19549 1154 5.9 746 3.8 23898 1013 4.2 742 3.1 23970 926 3.9 735 3.1 24598 977 4.0 735 3.0 23459 899 3.8 730 3.1 24368 897 3.7 727 3.0 23341 829 3.6 723 3.1 22737 892 3.9 710 3.1 23853 948 4.0 708 3.0 23374 905 3.9 702 3.0 23368 978 4.2 699 3.0 22615 834 3.7 695 3.1 22574 857 3.8 691 3.1 3X 21946 756 3.4 679 3.1 20673 810 3.9 672 3.3 22331 854 3.8 671 3.0 21808 857 3.9 663 3.0 23053 837 3.6 663 2.9 17658 839 4.8 640 3.6 20988 746 3.6 640 3.0 21362 949 4.4 634 3.0 20578 839 4.1 634 3.1 19032 781 4.1 619 3.3 19833 758 3.8 605 3.1 19849 811 4.1 600 3.0 20484 834 4.1 599 2.9 19359 768 4.0 596 3.1 19238 763 4.0 567 2.9 16177 758 4.7 557 3.4 18887 703 3.7 553 2.9 16413 671 4.1 528 3.2 18003 674 3.7 521 2.9

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

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For Records Processed Through DRMS Raleigh 800.496.3344 • www.dairyone.com B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

49.9 119.1 32.2 48.3 132.0

18314 17331 16609 16323 14544

726 606 653 683 714

4.0 3.5 3.9 4.2 4.9

536 528 526 523 510

2.9 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.5

RAES,RONALD DHI-AP MINNS JAMES DHI-AP BLACK BROOK FARM DHI-AP LIGHTLAND FARMS DHI-AP HILTON RICHARD N DHI-AP HEMDALE FARMS, INC. DHI-APCS ELVI FARMS, INC. DHI-APCS FABA FARM DHI-AP REEDLAND FARMS DHI-AP DEBOOVER FAMILY FARMS LLC DHI-AP ROGERS DAIRY FARM DHI-AP LINHOLM DAIRY LLC DHI-AP GREEN VIEW FARMS DHI-AP WILLOCREST DHI-APCS HAYTON FAMILY FARM DHI-AP PHALEN,KEVIN & ROBERT DHI-AP DAY BROTHERS DHI-AP LAMELLA FARMS DHI-AP COSH, ANDREW S. DHI-AP CROUCH, GLENN AND JOHN DHI-AP WALKER, CHARLES & SHELLEY DHI-AP

H 151.1 H 662.5 H 171.0 H 395.2 H 391.1 H 724.9 H 1032.9 H 490.4 H 356.0 H 1009.1 H 158.4 H 174.2 H 118.2 H 1029.4 H 64.3 H 453.8 H 153.4 H 125.9 H 73.3 H 69.5 H 40.0

32423 29088 27634 27337 26438 26408 26373 25434 25952 24410 23126 22427 23232 23356 22333 22263 20697 20560 20037 16886 16778

1133 1009 1034 983 1009 878 932 934 945 933 896 883 872 807 861 845 794 762 756 674 726

3.5 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.3

968 887 836 820 809 803 801 788 782 737 723 712 711 697 690 680 654 636 615 520 519

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1

SMILEY, RUSSELL W. BELLVALE FARMS STAP ROBERT & STACEY ECHO FARM GIBBS, GARY & SARA THORNDALE FARM SPRUCEGATE HOLSTEINS HOYT, MARK & KATIE JOHNSON, C. F. & SON EWANCIW, ED BALBACH,C.H. WISNER FARMS, INC. FREEDOM HILL FARM

H H H H H H H H H H H H J

26643 1052 3.9 825 3.1 22068 872 4.0 681 3.1 21591 759 3.5 672 3.1 22071 766 3.5 668 3.0 21465 832 3.9 667 3.1 20897 825 3.9 644 3.1 20046 732 3.7 639 3.2 21154 741 3.5 629 3.0 17984 757 4.2 559 3.1 18999 711 3.7 536 2.8 17807 658 3.7 535 3.0 17519 647 3.7 533 3.0 15768 731 4.6 532 3.4

HERD OWNER COOK, PAUL KARASEK,RUDY & SON TWIN FARMS WILDB DAIRY SILVER SPRINGS FARM

ONTARIO

ORANGE

ORLEANS

TYPE TEST

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR

DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHIR-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

H H B X J

39.7 54.6 105.9 112.4 66.9 109.3 53.4 69.9 241.1 28.3 50.7 90.0 29.4

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

3.7 776 3.0 3X 3.8 698 3.1 4.0 626 3.2

CORJESS HOLSTEINS WILKINSON, LARRY MAPLE HELP STOCK FARMS NICHOLSON,DEAN WIMLER FARM NY SUMMER VILLA HOLSTEINS

986 800 809 757 684 626

3.8 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7

DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR

H H H H H H

83.9 76.6 53.0 94.7 156.9 58.9

26184 23656 21817 19983 17441 16972

TRIPLE J DAIRY DHI-AP TRIPLE J DAIRY DHI-AP WEBSTER, TERRY & COREY DHI-AP WOODLAWN DAIRY FARM LLC DHI-AP VAN ALSTINE, TOM & SANDY DHIR-AP ROHRING FALLS FARM DHI-AP GALLEY, DAVID DHI WATERPOINT FARMS DHIR-AP ALDRICH KEITH DHI-AP BANTA BROTHERS DHI-AP COOPERSTOWN HOLSTEIN CORP DHI-AP TRACY,ROBERT DHI-AP JORDAN BROTHERS DHI-AP POWERS, JAMES & PAMELA DHI-AP DAYDREAM FARMS DHI-AP GANTNER,RICH DHI-AP WESTBROOK, WILLIAM&WENDY DHI-AP ROCKSPRING FARM DHI-AP LICATA DAIRY DHI-AP OSBORNE,CLAYTON,JOHN,BRUC DHIR BOUCHARD, RICKY DHI-AP BOB & KAREN MELLOTT DHI-AP DAN & MAE'S DAIRY DHI-AP JAMES FERGUSON DHI-AP MATT AND DEAN UTTER DHI-AP TYLER, LESTER DHIR DULKIS, MARK DHI-AP GOD'S GRACE FARM DHI-AP TAUZEL, J & J DHI-AP WEINERT,WILLY&BECKY DHI-AP JAKE REED DHI-AP BUTTS,DAN & JOHN DHI-AP MUMFORD, JAMES & MARCIA DHI-AP ADAM & ANDREA ROBERTSON DHI-AP BUTTS,DAN & JOHN DHI-AP RIDGEVIEW FARM DHI-AP

X X H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H X H H H H B H H H H H H H H X H

11.1 11.0 147.3 167.6 74.4 77.3 76.2 368.6 35.2 74.8 281.3 80.1 92.9 51.4 47.7 38.1 82.0 90.3 33.9 53.3 33.2 59.9 77.5 80.6 123.7 136.1 66.3 49.9 62.5 41.6 58.4 35.9 109.2 118.2 48.8 66.5

36428 1227 3.41122 3.1 3X 31636 1214 3.81009 3.2 3X 27037 1031 3.8 818 3.0 25817 947 3.7 794 3.1 25172 915 3.6 762 3.0 3X 23476 857 3.7 706 3.0 23034 875 3.8 705 3.1 23460 941 4.0 697 3.0 3X 23025 876 3.8 689 3.0 23023 937 4.1 689 3.0 22497 848 3.8 677 3.0 3X 21323 760 3.6 670 3.1 21682 816 3.8 666 3.1 20904 817 3.9 643 3.1 19862 773 3.9 636 3.2 20880 758 3.6 627 3.0 20652 767 3.7 626 3.0 20306 797 3.9 621 3.1 21718 788 3.6 618 2.8 21043 790 3.8 614 2.9 19352 780 4.0 613 3.2 20051 747 3.7 613 3.1 19821 726 3.7 599 3.0 19744 814 4.1 599 3.0 18542 679 3.7 592 3.2 18158 725 4.0 591 3.3 19563 699 3.6 573 2.9 18957 723 3.8 569 3.0 18574 719 3.9 559 3.0 18771 705 3.8 550 2.9 17902 703 3.9 550 3.1 18470 683 3.7 544 2.9 17492 678 3.9 535 3.1 16671 656 3.9 535 3.2 15613 698 4.5 519 3.3 16893 646 3.8 503 3.0

GREEN, DAVID CANNON MATT & PEGGY DAN REQUATE MCMAHON, JOHN & DAN MOODY, MARK & ALICE TARBOX FARMS 1 LEWCLIF FARMS LUKELAND FARMS CRAIG A CHITTENDEN

DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR

H H H H H H H H J

339.9 106.4 181.6 129.0 33.4 93.3 121.5 103.8 78.9

28563 1161 4.1 881 3.1 3X 23122 923 4.0 785 3.4 23064 889 3.9 703 3.0 3X 22751 845 3.7 692 3.0 21512 823 3.8 640 3.0 20319 750 3.7 624 3.1 19079 751 3.9 612 3.2 18852 707 3.8 577 3.1 13571 642 4.7 507 3.7

GILBERT,ANDY&TONY STAUFFER,FARMS RIVERBREEZE FARMS WOODCREST DAIRY,LLC

DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHI-APCS DHI-AP

H 1190.8 H 1409.8 H 1088.4 H 2731.1

OTSEGO

RENSSELAER

ST. LAWRENCE

26732 26475 25801 25353

844 843 848 867

3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4

819 692 690 624 510 505

818 800 778 757

3.1 2.9 3.2 3.1 2.9 3.0

3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

3X 3X 3X 3X

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

894 808 847 809 796 772 725 779 769 712 727 729 658 748 642 631 661 645 585 688 590

3.8 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.3 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.8 3.8 3.5 5.0 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.5 4.0 3.7

H H H H B H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H H

560.0 32.9 148.9 65.9 23.4 103.2 190.5 123.4 57.7 120.2 61.0 75.5 136.3 32.6 127.3 157.0 162.8 81.5 31.2 45.9 72.7

23759 22153 21646 20777 18537 21771 21001 19603 20157 20380 19270 19342 18662 15000 18952 18292 17875 17839 16899 17113 15997

DHIRAPCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H H H H H H H H

946.7 599.6 102.9 150.8 803.9 580.5 670.7 169.8 84.2 42.0 22.6

28440 1151 4.0 901 3.2 3X 27825 1054 3.8 861 3.1 3X 24721 914 3.7 749 3.0 24704 915 3.7 746 3.0 3X 24295 894 3.7 739 3.0 3X 24690 891 3.6 737 3.0 3X 23913 907 3.8 732 3.1 23267 898 3.9 723 3.1 22186 915 4.1 672 3.0 21168 864 4.1 665 3.1 17268 705 4.1 547 3.2

PROKOP, RICHARD,SANDY&JON SUNY AG &TECH COLLEGE ARGUS ACRES, LLC HIGH HILL FARM LLC PROKOP, RICHARD,SANDY&JON RUTHER, STEVEN & MARION SCHULTZ BROS. FARM INC. LLOYD,DAVID,DENISE,JASON STANTON,JOHNDEBERIC RKEYVALE CACCIOLA GERRY & SHARON BOULDER BROOK FARM LVA FARMS NO B.S.T. STANTON,JOHNDEBERIC EVERETT, TIM & PATTI BUCK, DANIEL & TAMMY C.D.S. TILLAPAUGH GAIGE, DAVID & DONNA

DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP

H H H H J H H H H H H H H A J H H H

336.3 169.2 384.1 123.4 22.0 77.0 143.3 152.3 142.7 72.9 328.5 138.3 106.7 41.5 33.3 68.0 305.7 53.0

28900 27761 25604 25894 20811 24384 22913 22952 23504 21993 22999 22540 22237 21801 18580 18212 18292 18302

SENECA VALLEY FARM GAIGE FARMS BERGEN FARMS BURR, CHARLES AND KEN GLENVIEW DAIRY LLC HOSTETLER, MARK & MARYELE BURR, CHARLES AND KEN ALLEN, THOMAS R. LONE OAK FARM

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

SCHOHARIE

975 861 779

B R COW E E YEARS D

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

WOOD, DAVID R. PECK, WILLIAM PECK, JOSEPH FLYHIGHER HOLSTEINS LLC KINGSRANSOM FARM KEVIN PECK HANEHAN FAMILY DAIRY SMITH BROS. SPEIDEL, RICHARD ARNOLDHAVEN CURTISS, C.E. & SON

26239 22732 19457

OSWEGO

C&M DAIRY LLC. CROSBY, FRANK, J. TWIN MILL FARMS, LLC REED, MARION & FRED JR. LES & IRENE HARGRAVE HD2 FAUCHER, MICHAEL PUTNEY,LESLIE G.HD 2 ROPUT FARMS NOWZ THE TIME FARM PUTNEY,LESLIE G. HD1 SCOTT&TRACI LAING MAPLE NOOK HOLSTEINS BRESETT, HAROLD JR COW BELL ACRES FREGOE PATRICK,H. DAVID SMITH MCDONALD,DONALD &ROBERT LAVACK,FRED & FAMILY HD 1 NELSON,MARK MATT REYNOLDS HOBKIRK, JOHN & RICHARD

SARATOGA

NEAL, EDWARD & JAMES AND JODY DHI-AP H 560.1 ZIMMERMAN CHRIS DHIR-AP H 39.1 SMITH,EDWIN & RICHARD DHIR-AP H 58.0

TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER

Top 40 Herds For January

SCHUYLER

SENECA

1193 1128 1007 882 1110 875 953 933 866 762 837 807 802 812 826 730 771 667

4.1 4.1 3.9 3.4 5.3 3.6 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.7 4.4 4.0 4.2 3.6

723 672 666 658 650 649 633 625 622 613 592 587 557 556 553 552 548 544 516 515 503

866 847 826 772 743 716 714 707 707 692 690 681 655 654 653 563 556 545

3.0 3X 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1

3.0 3.1 3.2 3.0 3.6 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 3.0

3X 3X 3X 3X

3X 3X 3X

H 792.4 H 394.2 H 2322.2 H 121.2 H 717.4 H 77.1 A 30.4 H 52.0 X 68.5

28514 1090 3.8 862 3.0 3X 25763 995 3.9 815 3.2 3X 26274 1008 3.8 791 3.0 3X 24798 973 3.9 784 3.2 26037 1021 3.9 783 3.0 3X 24145 884 3.7 734 3.0 21320 883 4.1 698 3.3 17884 679 3.8 548 3.1 17696 626 3.5 539 3.0 25816 25222 25077 24929 24160 24530 23137 21018 21323 18679 19243

DARYL G. MARTIN MURANDA HOLSTEINS JOHN MEHLING GEORGE FARMS CANOGASPRING FARMS HORNING, CURTIS ROY MARTIN VANILLEN DAIRY ZIMMERMAN, GLENN VANILLEN DAIRY EAGLETON FARM

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H B H

SMITH STOCK FARM SMITH, GERARD M. DAMIN FARMS, LLC ROGER DUNN JA WA FARMS BURNS FAMILY FARM LLC SCHUMACRES & ASSOCIATES CLARK, EDWARD JR. DWI BET FARMS ARCHER, BRUCE KARR DAIRY FARMS,LLC DAMIN FARMS, LLC NICHOLS DAIRY KIMBLEDALE ATHERTON FAMILY BARBR FARMS WADE, LYLE & JEAN PRICE, TOM CHARLES P. WATERS FIDE FARMS ELLISON FARMS STEWART, DAVID & KATHY KRAMER, DAVID & KIMBERLY

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H 562.6 H 107.1 H1146.4 H 588.8 H 167.8 H 405.0 H 1103.3 H 86.2 H 340.2 H 55.0 H 534.4 X 61.0 H 63.9 H 69.4 A 85.3 H 150.1 H 55.9 H 40.6 H 115.3 H 85.9 H 177.9 X 102.6 H 38.3

28480 1051 3.7 861 3.0 3X 25741 1043 4.1 837 3.3 27750 931 3.4 797 2.9 3X 26856 998 3.7 794 3.0 3X 24202 956 4.0 756 3.1 25500 895 3.5 750 2.9 3X 24759 881 3.6 740 3.0 3X 22575 878 3.9 712 3.2 23975 851 3.5 708 3.0 3X 22104 822 3.7 700 3.2 22660 848 3.7 695 3.1 3X 20762 860 4.1 680 3.3 3X 21310 827 3.9 677 3.2 21253 751 3.5 650 3.1 20492 757 3.7 642 3.1 21217 756 3.6 637 3.0 19870 748 3.8 633 3.2 19783 659 3.3 598 3.0 19128 657 3.4 579 3.0 18179 680 3.7 571 3.1 18701 684 3.7 557 3.0 17870 684 3.8 544 3.0 17327 666 3.8 518 3.0

BRANDON PETERS DAIRY J&E WEISSMANN FARMS HUGHSON, WILFRED THONY'S DAIRY WEISSMANN MSHORTHORNS

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H M

20979 20190 18393 16577 16148

STEUBEN

SULLIVAN

67.7 81.7 92.7 375.6 350.0 71.0 217.6 36.1 211.3 28.4 50.1

86.3 29.4 142.4 48.5 20.3

862 885 948 929 907 853 832 810 761 728 696

708 736 710 664 624

3.3 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.9 3.6 3.9 3.6

3.4 3.6 3.9 4.0 3.9

769 767 764 760 740 706 691 655 652 606 565

641 598 561 518 501

3.0 3X 3.0 3.0 3.0 3X 3.1 2.9 3.0 3X 3.1 3.1 3.2 2.9

3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1

HERD OWNER

TIOGA

LYON, FRANK CAMPBELL, CHARLES B. KING, DAVE ZORN, TOM & JANET R. HIDDEN VALLEY FARM STRONGHAVEN FARM HOWLAND, ROBERT C. FRISBIE BROTHERS LAWTON, MERLE KWIATKOWSKI BROTHERS HUIZINGA, HENRY & LOIS MCNEIL,MARK FRANCISCO, YVETTE HUIZINGA DAIRY TODD AND JOSIE SPENCER DEMING, CODY ROBINSON FARM

TOMPKINS

TYPE TEST

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

B R COW E E YEARS D

H H H H H H H H J H H H H H H H H

89.4 59.7 71.3 40.9 238.6 258.1 92.4 124.0 77.8 200.9 159.5 56.8 39.2 156.7 87.1 63.0 257.4

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

27683 1053 3.8 839 3.0 26368 961 3.6 809 3.1 27103 980 3.6 799 2.9 26376 1014 3.8 780 3.0 24977 983 3.9 768 3.1 25260 959 3.8 758 3.0 3X 24965 903 3.6 747 3.0 24249 880 3.6 720 3.0 20369 958 4.7 712 3.5 22811 859 3.8 693 3.0 22289 857 3.8 682 3.1 21944 846 3.9 681 3.1 22166 835 3.8 672 3.0 21644 792 3.7 660 3.0 21066 800 3.8 641 3.0 19171 722 3.8 613 3.2 17551 622 3.5 528 3.0

HARDIE FARMS INC. DHI-APCS H 1098.0 COOK FARMS DHIR-AP H 266.7 MILLBROOK FARM DHIR-AP H 686.7 TEACHING & REASEARCH CTR DHI-APCS H 552.2 STUTTLE, LEWIS DHIR-AP H 259.7 MILLBROOK FARM DHIR-AP H 16.4 VISION QUEST DAIRY DHI-AP H 392.5 SWEYOLAKAN FARMS DHI-AP H 203.8 CARPENTER, EVAN & BREN DHI-AP H 77.3 MILLBROOK FARM DHIR-AP H 10.3 MILLBROOK FARM DHIR-AP X 73.6 VANDEBOGART, ALAN & RAY DHIR-AP H 83.2 FOUTS FARM DHI-AP H 319.9 SMITH, NIAL S. & SONS DHI-AP X 151.6 CUMMINGS, WILLIAM DHI-AP H 46.4 RANKIN FARM DHIR-AP H 57.1 PINE RIDGE FARM INC. DHI-AP H 337.5 HOUSTON, MARLIN J. DHI-AP H 124.6 KANE, DONALD DHI-AP H 164.8

29499 27653 27455 26948 26408 26956 26380 24983 25350 24970 23322 24632 22601 21297 21044 19270 19619 18769 16624

DOMINO FARM F&C BROOKS AND SONS

21484 1019 4.7 793 3.7 17670 658 3.7 530 3.0

ULSTER

WASHINGTON

DHIRAPCS J 155.7 DHI-AP H 57.0

LINCOLN HILL FARM KENYON HILL FARM RUIGVIEW FARM MAIN DRAG FARM MARNS, ALBERT & DONNA WALKER FARMS HIBROW FARM REAFIELD FARM TOOLITE FARM LLC CREEK FARM CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL STEWART FARM DEER FLATS FARM HOYT, JAY & LORI THE KUSTER FARM FAIRVIEW FARMS TUDOR, JOHN TWIN BROOKS FARM LLC SEACORD, RICHARD & BRIAN ANDREW,HOWARD & JAY ABBOTT III, ROBERT TRINKLE FARM ROUSE, EDWARD J. WEEPING BIRCH FARM CAMPBELL, REA D. PARKER'S DAIRY #2 LIDDLE, ADAM NEW GENERATION FARM PARKER'S DAIRY #1 SWEZEY VIEW FARM PARKER'S DAIRY #3 REID, KYLE & SHANNA WEEPING BIRCH FARM FOOTHILL FARM, LLC TOOLITE FARM LLC SWEZEY VIEW FARM TRINKLE FARM

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

HORIZON DAIRY SCHULTZ, WAYNE H. WELCUMIN FARMS BOISE, STEPHEN & JEANNE SCHOEACRES KOEBERLE,E.W. & SONS DRUMLIN VIEW FARM LONELY LANE FARM SHIRRON FARMS HOAD ,BRANDON

DHI-AP DHI DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP

WAYNE

WYOMING

996 954 938 850 914 872 955 900 875 916 878 956 878 849 759 789 717 722 642

3.4 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.6 4.1 3.7 3.8 3.9

913 856 828 814 805 796 786 774 770 761 759 752 699 657 636 599 596 567 503

3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

H 184.2 H 361.1 H 80.8 H 99.9 H 140.7 H 1004.2 H 231.8 H 213.0 H 116.6 H 263.4 H 43.7 H 134.9 H 231.4 X 59.4 H 108.8 H 53.2 H 109.7 H 199.7 J 81.7 H 115.0 H 63.5 H 358.7 H 67.2 H 101.6 H 84.2 H 105.1 H 71.0 H 43.1 H 87.3 H 75.9 H 65.4 H 92.5 X 31.2 H 85.3 G 34.9 A 47.3 A 28.6

27926 952 3.4 842 3.0 3X 26284 1016 3.9 810 3.1 3X 25427 1015 4.0 791 3.1 25826 932 3.6 781 3.0 24435 875 3.6 770 3.2 25415 905 3.6 754 3.0 3X 24334 912 3.7 745 3.1 23251 917 3.9 735 3.2 23981 909 3.8 733 3.1 22483 912 4.1 730 3.2 23895 817 3.4 728 3.0 22921 909 4.0 723 3.2 23064 851 3.7 718 3.1 21459 940 4.4 715 3.3 22149 874 3.9 696 3.1 21805 847 3.9 673 3.1 20652 739 3.6 666 3.2 21577 776 3.6 664 3.1 17157 852 5.0 645 3.8 20423 744 3.6 635 3.1 20434 724 3.5 632 3.1 19606 756 3.9 614 3.1 20660 738 3.6 610 3.0 19209 777 4.0 606 3.2 19235 725 3.8 606 3.2 20823 730 3.5 606 2.9 20547 764 3.7 603 2.9 20095 729 3.6 593 3.0 20114 701 3.5 589 2.9 18362 675 3.7 576 3.1 19274 646 3.4 572 3.0 18204 682 3.7 549 3.0 16600 722 4.3 546 3.3 17397 656 3.8 542 3.1 15698 704 4.5 525 3.3 15713 639 4.1 517 3.3 15257 606 4.0 510 3.3

H H H H H H H H H H

29745 1049 3.5 879 3.0 3X 23145 865 3.7 704 3.0 22044 868 3.9 682 3.1 22039 850 3.9 671 3.0 21897 795 3.6 666 3.0 3X 20794 747 3.6 624 3.0 19523 732 3.7 617 3.2 21394 755 3.5 613 2.9 18595 681 3.7 558 3.0 17359 634 3.7 533 3.1

112.6 102.9 133.7 47.5 172.3 507.2 92.5 61.6 73.4 35.6

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29488 29132 27570 27542 26152 27054 27215 26139 28402 26476 25083 25176 25169

1079 1142 1048 932 979 985 1038 950 984 967 1051 933 938

3.7 3.9 3.8 3.4 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.5 3.7 4.2 3.7 3.7

886 878 838 824 822 811 810 810 806 800 783 779 770

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1

3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X 3X

businesses and ignoring the real drivers of trillion dollar deficits is a failure of leadership. “The agriculture community remains committed to doing its part in deficit reduction. However, this proposal shows a lack of perspective and understanding in how agriculture can realistically contribute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Feb. 13, Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement regarding President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. “The President’s budget demonstrates that neither rural America nor fiscal discipline is a priority for this administration. Raising taxes on small

“For example, President Obama’s proposal to cut crop insurance threatens the integrity of the program itself. And, he ignores other areas for savings such as streamlining or eliminating duplicative programs in conservation, or closing loopholes in nutrition spending. Nutrition spending comprises 80 percent of the agriculture base-

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DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-APCS DHIR-AP

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

H 592.9 H 1103.1 H 255.3 H 148.1 H 555.6 H 121.4 H 271.5 H 36.8 H 84.1 H 75.2 H 67.3 H 180.3 H 577.9 H 65.6 H 179.4 J 671.7 H 249.2 B 113.9 H 150.8 H 347.8 H 80.0 H 70.6 H 173.5 J 41.8

25625 24691 24602 23851 24099 22423 22416 22504 23153 22772 23093 21887 23175 22002 21305 18476 20952 19198 21555 20023 20263 18932 18725 14100

850 866 889 790 860 861 809 802 818 867 879 883 867 842 879 919 757 789 701 732 745 765 715 741

3.3 3.5 3.6 3.3 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.8 4.1 5.0 3.6 4.1 3.3 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8 5.3

755 750 728 720 712 712 707 704 703 701 700 695 688 684 674 666 661 639 633 623 594 589 555 538

2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.6 3.2 3.3 2.9 3.1 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.8

3X 3X 3X 3X

3X

TYPE TEST

HERD OWNER TIMBERMAN ROBERT ROLLEN N'S DAIRY OSWALD, SAM JENSEN, RODNEY HERD #1 VINE VALLEY FARM CHRISTI FARM JENSEN, RODNEY HERD #2 CHRISTI FARM FONDA DRMS TESTING FONDA DRMS TESTING

DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

Top 40 Herds For January B R COW E E YEARS D

H W H H B H A X H H

65.3 100.0 307.6 20.2 233.0 94.6 26.8 40.9 52.2 793.4

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

27084 23904 22894 21344 19080 20970 19023 18322 24746 24836

928 888 868 787 747 779 736 692 948 918

3.4 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7

836 706 681 651 632 624 594 533 762 739

3.1 3.0 3.0 3X 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.1 2.9 3.1 3X 3.0 3X

CENTRAL JERSEY AREA/HUNTERDON COUNTY DHI DHIR DHI DHI DHIR DHI-AP DHI DHI DHIR DHIR DHIR-AP

H H H H H H J H B J H

119.0 35.2 75.6 101.6 46.1 46.7 13.1 23.5 13.0 18.5 34.7

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RHA MILK

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line and there is bipartisan support in Congress to save billions by eliminating loopholes, but not one penny is cut in the President’s budget. “Not only does it fail to address our serious fiscal problems, but it undermines our investment in providing a stable food supply,” said Chairman Frank Lucas.

23430 23181 20923 20588 18998 19518 15783 18631 16294 15011 16510

957 998 761 821 704 642 834 698 720 828 665

4.1 4.3 3.6 4.0 3.7 3.3 5.3 3.7 4.4 5.5 4.0

715 697 663 645 577 576 571 559 543 540 506

3.1 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.6 3.1

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

MYERWOOD FARMS DHI-APCS H 380.6 WILLIAM M. DOLBOW DHI-AP H 95.6 SEBOWISHA FARMS DHI-AP H 72.4 STRING ALVIN W & MARIE DHI-AP H 123.9 BAYSIDE STATE PRISON FARM DHI H 132.2

24357 21545 20482 19669 18027

836 779 736 701 704

3.4 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.9

713 662 628 597 572

2.9 3X 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.2

LOCKBURNER,MARK F VANDERGROEFF FREEBORN LARRY ALLAVALLEY FARM KUPERUS MEADOWS WINDY FLATS DAIRY SPRING HOUSE DAIRY SCHOELIER CASEY HOUGH FARM ERVEY KEVIN BYACRE HOLSTEINS LLC SPRING HOUSE DAIRY

25915 25423 25695 22603 22863 21864 21456 20107 20769 19519 19246 13492

944 943 937 891 953 760 792 736 847 812 830 719

3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9 4.2 3.5 3.7 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.3

788 782 780 723 692 673 637 612 609 590 570 511

3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.8

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HERD OWNER

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DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H X H H H H H H H J

80.2 109.1 103.0 18.9 142.4 93.9 47.7 60.0 51.8 86.2 144.3 44.4

DHI-AP H 89.0 DHI H 151.1 DHI X 68.4

27505 1013 3.7 847 3.1 23120 898 3.9 730 3.2 20913 784 3.7 641 3.1

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HERD OWNER

BRADFORD

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

PENNSYLVANIA

KLINE RON,GLENN&GARY SCOTT AND KAREN NOLT ALLFORD,JOHN&HOLLY D&L HESS FARMS WM CAR WMS FARMS ROGER + CATHY BROWN SCOTT AND KAREN NOLT SNOWCREST FARMS MERLE & LESLIE WANCK PETER SOLOWIEJ RUSSELL MAPLE FARMS DOUG STEWART SHUMHURST FARM DAVI LERAY DAIRY KEVIN VANDERPOEL JEFFERY AMMERMAN WILLIAM & GRETCHEN STEELE PECK HILL FARMS FEUSNER,JOHN&DENISE ROBBIN&RYAN KINGSLEY PISGAHVIEW FARM

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THIELE FARM MIKE&ANETTE SCHIEVER RICK + LINDA STUCHAL UNDER GRACE DAIRY HARTZELL FARM NORMAN H GRAHAM MARBURGER FARM DAIRY RITA KENNEDY ALBERT HOGG & SONS PAUL CRITCHLOW JR. DROVERS INN WAYNE E HIXON JOHN H RENO J L & H F KENNEDY CROFT BROS BRADLEY&CALEB COOPER CHESTNUT RUN FARM

CENTRE

B R COW E E YEARS D

PENNDELL FARMS VALLEYSEND FARM PINE HOLLOW FARM BROOK WAY HOLSTEINS PENN STATE UNIVERSITY STRINGERS SAND RIDGE MURMAC FARMS VALLEY WIDE FARM GLEN AND LOIS MILLER RAS HOLSTEINS DAVID HOUSER TODD AND LISA WOOMER CARL& DIANE HOMAN KENNETH C GEPHART PAUL HARTLE JONATHAN GLICK SCOTT E SWARTZ HAAGEN FARM STEPHEN L MUNDRICK TOM AND LORI HARTLE REESES DAIRYHILL CLAUDE HOMAN TI GLO FARM BARBARA ROSSMAN DOUGLAS P VONADA ROD AND TIM BRUSS BREEZY FARMS BREEZY FARMS FISHER FARMS NITTANY SPRINGS FARM MELLOTTS FARM ORE BANK ACRES ORE BANK ACRES MELLOTTS FARM FETTEROLF FARM CHARLES LINER LORI D. BROWN HAROLD.E.HARPSTER CLAUDE NYMAN TONY &SAPRINA HARTER

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DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H J H H H H H H H H H H H H X H

489.3 76.4 54.8 59.6 75.3 187.0 12.1 125.6 79.0 76.9 40.4 25.3 38.3 75.4 87.9 102.8 77.4 201.6 67.8 48.8 35.8

26320 27266 26424 24140 22788 23643 19120 21624 21017 21379 21196 21199 21381 20743 21322 20001 19094 19661 17981 17737 17287

988 916 955 898 787 901 913 840 773 823 771 809 857 792 788 778 756 690 702 697 660

3.8 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.8 4.8 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.9 3.8

817 814 808 756 723 717 691 665 658 655 649 649 648 634 630 625 609 607 584 563 527

3.1 3X 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.0 3X 3.6 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.0

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H X H X H H H B H H H

41.0 117.2 70.2 52.0 177.9 37.1 128.1 29.1 53.7 38.2 80.3 60.6 33.8 32.5 40.7 48.9 37.6

25560 24372 23614 23855 23464 22604 21050 18713 20731 17367 19777 19176 18422 16369 17771 17947 18178

936 938 801 970 811 797 811 706 808 801 724 700 731 627 688 682 700

3.7 3.8 3.4 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.6 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9

790 760 715 709 691 665 660 644 639 621 610 597 586 576 567 566 557

3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.1 3.6 3X 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.2 3.2 3.1

DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H 79.6 H 67.7 H 67.0 H 171.7 H 240.4 H 91.6 H 1184.4 H 49.8 H 76.5 H 56.7 H 46.7 H 47.0 H 72.4 H 66.6 H 60.9 H 68.3 H 48.4 H 41.3 H 45.1 H 176.9 H 91.0 H 41.6 H 154.0 H 77.0 H 76.0 H 48.4 H 57.4 H 140.9 H 105.3 H 137.6 H 32.2 H 75.7 X 30.3 H 27.3 H 76.7 X 49.3 H 19.2 J 65.1 H 22.1 X 51.5

28488 1187 4.2 869 3.1 26305 1257 4.8 857 3.3 26148 911 3.5 802 3.1 26574 959 3.6 790 3.0 25391 922 3.6 777 3.1 25189 1028 4.1 776 3.1 25926 911 3.5 765 3.0 3X 25202 969 3.8 758 3.0 24758 875 3.5 752 3.0 24227 861 3.6 746 3.1 24492 884 3.6 745 3.0 24644 976 4.0 744 3.0 23663 837 3.5 727 3.1 24664 879 3.6 714 2.9 23511 872 3.7 706 3.0 23571 831 3.5 687 2.9 22249 845 3.8 683 3.1 22191 911 4.1 682 3.1 20898 873 4.2 677 3.2 22719 952 4.2 675 3.0 21711 866 4.0 675 3.1 21880 831 3.8 672 3.1 22148 837 3.8 672 3.0 21523 745 3.5 659 3.1 20599 799 3.9 657 3.2 20473 781 3.8 651 3.2 20788 763 3.7 628 3.0 20874 751 3.6 626 3.0 19686 761 3.9 626 3.2 20709 972 4.7 624 3.0 19122 735 3.8 605 3.2 19090 674 3.5 599 3.1 18474 642 3.5 595 3.2 18837 679 3.6 593 3.1 18943 769 4.1 588 3.1 18435 742 4.0 570 3.1 17763 674 3.8 554 3.1 14897 757 5.1 553 3.7 17771 689 3.9 544 3.1 16444 664 4.0 527 3.2

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DHI H 55.8

32529 1193 3.7 967 3.0

FROSTBURG FARMS

DHI-AP H 129.0

NEXGEN DAIRY INC

DHI-AP H 104.5

24222

885 3.7 741 3.1

DHI H 68.5

22184

834 3.8 695 3.1

MABE HOLSTEINS

DHI-AP H 85.9

21880

797 3.6 683 3.1

KEB DAIRY

DHI-AP H 62.7

20427

787 3.9 647 3.2

JOHN HENRY #

24718

HERD OWNER

911 3.7 769 3.1

HICKS DAIRY FARM ORNER FARMS INC CARL G BRINK + SONS HAAG'S GREEN VALLEY SANKEYCREST FARMS

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COLUMBIA JAN JURBALA LYONS DEN DAIRY

Top 40 Herds For January B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

89.2 79.3 92.8 77.9 43.0

26953 25485 24940 25184 23055

946 943 913 925 870

3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.8

DHI-APCS H 890.4 DHI-AP H 90.3

24286 22280

851 3.5 736 3.0 3X 874 3.9 690 3.1

TYPE TEST

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H

847 794 774 769 716

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1

DHIR-AP H 58.8 DHI-AP H 83.8

29165 1191 4.1 928 3.2 25203 913 3.6 785 3.1

DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

38.5 54.6 116.3 97.9 54.3

23445 24824 24696 23341 18465

928 888 888 864 624

DHI-AP H 74.6 DHI-AP H 55.5 DHI-AP H 68.2

25269 24304 18894

975 3.9 780 3.1 942 3.9 757 3.1 715 3.8 592 3.1

MARK VOGEL DHI-AP H 48.8 CURTIS HAVEN FARMS DHI-AP H 70.4 KIDSTREAT DHI-AP H 82.2 LIND FARM DHI-AP H 66.7 WILLIAM+ BRYAN LOPER DHI-AP H 61.4 CRAIG SHINKO DHI-AP H 79.4 WOODS DAIRY DHI-AP H 115.8 MARK VOGEL DHI-AP J 10.9 DEAN +SUZANNE CURTIS DHI-AP H 147.9 PALNEL FARM DHI-AP H 120.2 HIGH POINT FARM DHI-AP H 104.6 RAUSCH FARMS DHI-AP H 56.8 BRAD ROBINSON DHI-AP H 247.8 MARSHY MEADOW FARM DHIR-AP H 58.5 KRUSE FARM DHI-AP H 86.0 CONCORD VALLEY FARMS INC DHI-APCS H 155.2 MARSHY MEADOW FARM DHIR-AP B 16.5 WALTER + LISA ROYEK DHI-AP H 56.8 MIDNIGHT FIRE DAIRY DHI-AP X 36.9

24819 22921 22815 23152 23290 21620 22571 19172 19597 20560 20554 20331 19697 19072 18102 19335 16290 17461 15698

831 870 837 875 809 834 755 910 786 768 803 789 787 719 686 742 669 621 642

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ROCK GAP DAIRY DHI-APCS LOCUST HILL FARM DHI-AP JEMI CATTLE COMPANY DHIR-AP JAMES&NINA BURDETTE DHIR-AP DENNIS W BRICKER DHI-AP PAUL H.ZIMMERMAN JR. DHI-AP EVAN J BURKHOLDER DHI-AP STEVEN E RUBY DHIR-AP ANTHONY R LEHMAN DHI-AP OAKLEIGH FARM DHIR-AP JIM KAHLER DHIR-AP CURTIS KNEPPER DHI-AP ERIC NISWANDER DHI-APCS ROMARCOHOLSTEINS DHI-AP GLEN WINGERT DHI-AP DUFFIELD DAIRY DHI-AP MEYERS BROS DAIRY DHIR-AP MIDDOUR FARMS LLC DHI-AP DENNIS&JOEL SOLLENBERGER DHI-AP HONEYSUCKLE ACRES DHIR-AP LAMELLO FARM DHIR-AP PECKMAN HOMESTEAD DHIR-AP MILTON ROTZ DHI-AP ANTRIM WAY FARM DHI-AP GUILSIDE FARM DHI-AP JEREMY D. MARTIN DHI-AP EDGAR S REICHARD DHIR-AP PAUL H.ZIMMERMAN JR. DHI-AP BEIDEL BROTHERS DHI-APCS WITTERDALE FARM DHI-AP LAMELLO FARM DHIR-AP JIM KAHLER DHIR-AP JEMI JERSEYS DHIR-AP NELSON R MEYERS DHI-AP LAMELLO FARM DHIR-AP JUSTIN GEISINGER DHI-AP RYAN D MEYERS DHI-AP POVERTY LANE FARMS LP DHI-AP THOMAS E SHATZER DHI-AP VERNON W. ZIMMERMAN DHI-AP

JEFFERSON

HIGHLAND H FARMS MOWREYS SPRUCELAWN DAN KELLER LONDONDALE FARM MITCHELLS DAIRY FARM HIGHLAND H FARMS

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR DHI-AP DHIR-AP

4.0 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.4

3.3 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.5 3.9 3.3 4.7 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.1 3.6 4.1

798 763 759 753 624

751 725 725 712 704 681 678 676 665 635 630 629 619 595 593 569 560 544 504

3.4 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.4

3.0 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.3 2.9 3.4 3.1 3.2

H H H H H H H H H H H H H X H H H H H H H X H H H H H J H H B J J H X H H H H H

153.6 115.5 18.0 116.1 64.4 45.5 186.9 200.0 103.3 121.8 100.7 67.9 44.3 39.9 91.6 242.9 193.5 155.6 96.8 117.2 66.1 122.6 359.9 107.0 195.7 92.4 54.4 20.6 177.2 191.3 125.0 22.7 31.5 58.3 19.0 78.8 36.4 146.6 67.9 71.6

26827 1016 3.8 820 3.1 26402 989 3.7 795 3.0 25530 1093 4.3 789 3.1 24834 955 3.8 778 3.1 25827 902 3.5 777 3.0 24894 925 3.7 775 3.1 23902 963 4.0 746 3.1 24087 895 3.7 733 3.0 24056 864 3.6 724 3.0 23302 845 3.6 719 3.1 21834 893 4.1 718 3.3 22796 879 3.9 713 3.1 22882 838 3.7 712 3.1 21978 935 4.3 712 3.2 22341 825 3.7 708 3.2 22869 851 3.7 705 3.1 3X 21085 809 3.8 683 3.2 21265 854 4.0 681 3.2 23488 841 3.6 678 2.9 21798 770 3.5 671 3.1 21725 738 3.4 669 3.1 20937 870 4.2 668 3.2 20868 790 3.8 668 3.2 21032 861 4.1 665 3.2 21971 794 3.6 650 3.0 20833 779 3.7 650 3.1 19879 795 4.0 638 3.2 17408 822 4.7 638 3.7 19971 808 4.0 632 3.2 19503 730 3.7 624 3.2 18069 700 3.9 610 3.4 16713 815 4.9 596 3.6 15738 863 5.5 588 3.7 19423 733 3.8 587 3.0 17750 720 4.1 583 3.3 18353 677 3.7 564 3.1 17010 686 4.0 561 3.3 17198 677 3.9 546 3.2 17682 683 3.9 546 3.1 17636 687 3.9 540 3.1

H H H H H J

49.7 120.0 20.6 63.9 85.4 15.9

29727 1030 3.5 922 3.1 26067 953 3.7 820 3.1 26059 987 3.8 790 3.0 25369 959 3.8 780 3.1 24637 904 3.7 777 3.2 19392 932 4.8 712 3.7

HERD OWNER SMITH OAK FARM DAN RAYBUCK WINGARD DAIRY FARM D & L FARM PINE VALLEY FARM KNAPP BROTHERS FARM HARVESTORE HILL FARM LAUREL VALLEY DAIRY PARADISE ACRES WINDFALL RUN FARM

LACKAWANNA GEORGE YEDINAK PAUL MANNING

LAWRENCE

LEFTMAC FARM ROBIN&JOHN THOMPSON CAMPRUN HOLSTEIN HILLMAR FARM TROTACRE FARM HENRY FARMS MARTINHOLM FARMS TROTACRE FARM

LUZERNE

SCOTT RINEHIMER C K TROXELL FARMS

LYCOMING

BENJAMIN MCCARTY BOSCH FARMS ED+CHRISKITZMILLER ED+CHRISKITZMILLER BRYNN BOWER FANTASYFOUND HOLSTEINS MICHAEL & LARRY FRY

MCKEAN

DETRICKS FARM SYN TANN JAMES&JUDITH LARSON THREE MILES DAIRY NEAL D GORDON JAMES&JUDITH LARSON

MERCER

CANON DAIRY CINDA L GANDER DALE L KEPNER CLAN CAMPBELL PAUL J CRITCHLOW HILLVIEW ACRES DEWAYNE&BILL COULTER J. D. PHILSON J. D. PHILSON IRISHTOWN ACRES DANE YEAGER LENGEL BROTHERS WILLOW BROOK FARM

MONTOUR

SAMUEL + ADA BYLER

NORTHAMPTON VALKIES REG HOLSTEINS KLEIN FARMS EXCELSIOR FARMFLECK BREWER FARMS RALPH HAHN REDMAPL SPRING FARM BREWERS JERSEYS JOHN BOCKO MACK FARMS JOAN A WILLIAMS KLEINTOP FARMS KOEHLER FARM

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

130.2 13.7 37.4 42.5 44.9 122.8 69.1 26.8 44.9 44.3

21736 21596 20861 21013 20786 19991 16251 18111 17381 16866

792 816 713 765 760 793 780 685 739 684

3.6 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.7 4.0 4.8 3.8 4.3 4.1

DHIR H 55.1 DHI-AP H 78.7

22172 17384

921 4.2 671 3.0 659 3.8 509 2.9

61.4 50.5 122.9 64.6 118.7 42.3 226.8 45.9

24903 23253 22909 22329 21106 19297 19502 16174

896 889 811 797 714 730 703 708

DHI-AP H 75.4 DHI-AP H 184.8

22646 22719

847 3.7 706 3.1 811 3.6 679 3.0

TYPE TEST

DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP

H H H H H H J H G H

H H H H H X H G

3.6 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.4 3.8 3.6 4.4

694 692 680 663 658 631 582 558 555 546

766 735 711 681 654 584 571 530

3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.6 3.1 3.2 3.2

3.1 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1 3X 3.0 2.9 3.3 3X

DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H

40.2 105.9 20.4 67.2 42.3 126.3 77.2

24101 20635 21118 19492 19127 18941 18319

854 917 797 761 791 728 797

3.5 4.4 3.8 3.9 4.1 3.8 4.4

731 666 652 610 599 590 573

3.0 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H W H H H B

46.2 55.2 81.7 53.9 39.3 46.8

23210 23286 21815 20150 19589 16042

893 823 768 769 735 685

3.8 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.8 4.3

733 710 657 649 614 557

3.2 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.1 3.5

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIRAPCS DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP

H H H H H H H H J J X H X

122.3 50.8 121.3 65.2 123.5 102.7 145.2 33.9 28.7 492.5 21.3 92.0 68.3

26392 25838 24330 22774 24028 20613 19795 20650 16828 15465 17366 15705 16399

973 860 913 879 829 722 787 745 766 789 709 605 618

3.7 3.3 3.8 3.9 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.6 4.6 5.1 4.1 3.9 3.8

793 783 727 720 712 643 639 636 598 594 544 521 513

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.2 3.0 3X 3.1 3X 3.2 3.1 3.6 3.8 3.1 3.3 3.1

DHI-AP H 53.2

22694

826 3.6 686 3.0

DHIR-AP DHIR DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H J H H H H H

98.7 59.2 92.2 98.0 82.8 100.8 18.5 54.4 23.9 116.3 119.6 36.1

29132 1146 3.9 864 3.0 25412 967 3.8 790 3.1 23681 857 3.6 727 3.1 24426 910 3.7 725 3.0 21884 832 3.8 688 3.1 21816 868 4.0 682 3.1 17858 895 5.0 659 3.7 19100 748 3.9 576 3.0 18241 613 3.4 562 3.1 18291 721 3.9 560 3.1 16995 668 3.9 520 3.1 17006 637 3.7 501 2.9

JOHNCAROL FOWLER # DHI-AP ROGER+RHODA LENT DHI-APCS RON+CANDY COONEY DHIRAPCS CADY FARMS DHI-AP RISSER, DAVID & NELSA DHI-AP J J FARMS # DHI-APCS THOMPSON, DONALD & CATHY DHIR-AP GARY & TINA HAMILTON DHI-AP ROWN FARMS DHI-AP KURT KOSA DHIR-AP LEON AND CATHY TICE DHI-AP

H H H H H H H H H J H

62.8 58.7 57.0 89.0 108.7 59.3 61.1 84.8 68.0 84.2 60.8

22649 23086 21886 22193 20572 20840 20318 17833 17057 15236 17159

H H H H H H

62.5 88.2 104.6 68.4 64.7 105.6

27058 1041 3.8 872 3.2 24420 958 3.9 777 3.2 24111 921 3.8 769 3.2 25624 950 3.7 761 3.0 24665 938 3.8 753 3.1 24414 786 3.2 753 3.1

POTTER

SUSQUEHANNA LLOYD & DENISE PEASE KEITH BRANT RANSOMED RANSOMDAIRY WALKER FARMS COTTRELL BROTHERS HARVATINE FARMS

DHIR-AP DHI DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI

821 829 801 829 797 784 797 685 691 696 644

3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.6 3.8

706 699 681 674 641 640 630 557 546 532 520

3.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.5 3.0

“As a family organization, the safety and well being of our youth is a top priority for the Grange, because we know that we are training tomorrow’s farmers and ranchers,” Luttrell said. “Bestowed with that responsibility, we understand that it is necessary to provide a safe and secure setting where our youth can develop their interests in agriculture and carry that knowledge into the future.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Grange applauded the Dept. of Labor for withdrawing their proposed regulations to alter child labor rules as they apply to children working in agriculture. National Grange President Ed Luttrell said the organization commends the decision because as written, the proposals would have had a negative impact on America’s family farms and ranches.

Regulations that prohibit youth from obtaining that knowledge are ultimately counterproductive to the larger legacy of training tomorrow’s growers.” The National Grange and numerous other agriculture organizations had decried the proposed regulations in late 2011, citing concerns that such a move might lead to the waning interest of future producers in agriculture and many other

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TYPE TEST

B R COW E E YEARS D

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H J H H H H X H

120.3 87.6 49.4 57.4 33.9 36.1 14.8 54.3 61.1 36.8 47.6 62.3 47.5

24430 23752 22583 22291 21876 23202 18141 20388 19590 17861 17770 16261 16441

791 876 870 804 819 825 853 727 761 661 663 684 640

3.2 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.7 3.6 4.7 3.6 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.2 3.9

750 739 704 692 689 672 640 600 599 567 563 533 524

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.5 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.2

DHI-APCS DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H

843.4 53.8 113.7 69.9 46.5

25265 24083 22029 22838 18752

881 834 817 836 687

3.5 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7

751 702 671 669 578

3.0 3X 2.9 3.0 2.9 3.1

TIOGA BISHCROFT FARM MARK HALTEMAN SHERMAN HENRY&KELLY KEN MARTIN CARL K ZIMMERMAN

UNION FLOYD MARTIN

DHI-AP H 62.4

30562 1156 3.8 931 3.0 3X

HERD OWNER BUFF RUN COW COMFORT INN DAIRY ARRON HOOVER GARY B. HOFFMASTER AMOS M STOLTZFUS BREEZYVUE FARM LOCUSTRIDGE FARM IVAN NOLT GEORGE & JOHN HAUCK COW COMFORT INN DAIRY VERNON MARTIN SPRUCE RUN FARM DALE L.METZLER COW COMFORT INN DAIRY HILL CRAFT FARM

TYPE TEST

DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

Top 40 Herds For January B R COW E E YEARS D

H H H H H H H H H J H H H X H

53.5 66.2 67.4 95.1 71.8 33.0 64.8 52.7 123.4 74.1 38.3 54.4 102.1 198.8 60.9

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

27751 1067 3.8 865 3.1 27776 1035 3.7 848 3.1 3X 26576 948 3.6 797 3.0 24408 913 3.7 772 3.2 23857 852 3.6 701 2.9 22451 852 3.8 695 3.1 22228 879 4.0 683 3.1 21956 798 3.6 679 3.1 22109 798 3.6 675 3.1 19685 874 4.4 668 3.4 3X 21244 782 3.7 661 3.1 21660 844 3.9 660 3.0 20598 790 3.8 659 3.2 18371 851 4.6 631 3.4 3X 19927 779 3.9 610 3.1

VENANGO DICKMAR FARMS MITCHHILL DAIRYFARM

WARREN

JARED LINDELL KURTIS MESSENGER

social consequences outweighing potential benefits to changes in regulation. “The Department’s proposals, though well intentioned, were far too encompassing and limiting to farming youth,” Luttrell said. “We applaud their decision to withdraw, and believe this to be a victory for America’s farming families.” For more information on the National Grange, visit our website at www.nationalgrange.org.

DHI-AP H 157.2 DHI-AP H 59.7

24528 20777

798 3.3 771 3.1 811 3.9 654 3.1

DHI-AP H 141.7 DHI-AP X 23.1

24160 22743

869 3.6 743 3.1 3X 886 3.9 736 3.2

B R COW E E YEARS D

HERD OWNER

TYPE TEST

PINE TON FARMS MARTHA BEARDSLEY LINDELL FARMS LLC KEVIN LONG CONNEATTEE WEST FOGGY MEADOWS FARM

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H

288.7 46.0 343.5 56.3 96.3 95.1

DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP DHI-AP DHIR-AP DHI-AP

H H H H H H H J H H H H

78.4 29.7 94.7 48.4 54.8 80.3 56.3 95.2 74.7 45.1 50.2 56.4

WAYNE

ROWE BROS JACK AND ELLA CHYLE HIGHLAND FARMS KEV&GERARDA BURLEIGH N GARY KRAVETSKY ROCK RIDGE FARM DAVID&SHEILA BANICKY CHYLE LAND DAIRY TRI NON FARMS DON STILES D ELLIS DIX CARL A ROBINSON#

WYOMING

HIRKEY BROTHERS SHADOW PRACTICE2 DAIRY

DHI-AP H 42.3 DHI-AP H 135.1

RHA MILK

FAT

% 3 % FAT PRO PRO X

22937 21904 22521 19436 15675 16504

848 828 819 738 587 603

3.7 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7 3.7

713 691 677 601 519 509

3.1 3.2 3.0 3X 3.1 3.3 3.1

27838 1059 3.8 818 2.9 25274 935 3.7 773 3.1 24488 1075 4.4 771 3.1 24120 926 3.8 735 3.0 21842 786 3.6 667 3.1 20471 770 3.8 634 3.1 20814 826 4.0 631 3.0 17865 817 4.6 626 3.5 20229 758 3.7 598 3.0 18094 709 3.9 582 3.2 17899 672 3.8 539 3.0 15843 637 4.0 501 3.2 18644 21055

699 3.7 603 3.2 811 3.9 659 3.1

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Molds and Mycotoxins By Janet B. Fallon, CCA Dairy One Forage and Soils Lab Sales & Technical Support

A wide range of different molds (fungi) can produce poisons called mycotoxins that affect animals when they consume contaminated feeds. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Penicillium molds are probably the most common culprits involved. Spores of these molds can be found in the soil or on plant debris where they can infect the plant as it grows in the field. Volunteer small grains, infected seed or even grassy weeds are another source of inocula. Plants are often most susceptible to infection when growing conditions Heidi Jackson demonstrates are stressful. Spores may infect via the procedure for analyzing mycotoxins at roots and pollen tubes or by entering the Dairy One Forage Lab, Ithaca N.Y. plant tissue injured by insects, wind, or hail. Research has shown that most of the mold growth and mycotoxin production occurs in the field, but it can continue into storage and feedout as long as there is adequate moisture and oxygen to support continued growth. Mycotoxins affect animals in a number of ways. Some toxins may produce acute symptoms but most often, symptoms may be fairly non-specific and chronic in nature. Cows may show reduced feed intake and production. They may exhibit diarrhea, sometimes bloody diarrhea, reduced reproductive efficiency, rough coats, and general unthriftiness. In extreme cases, they may die. It is speculated that today's high producing animal is exposed to more toxins just by virtue of the fact that she is eating so much more feed to support higher levels of milk production. Visit our web site for information about specific toxins and problem levels at http://www.dairyone.com/ Forage/FactSheet/default.htm. If possible, avoid feeding silage, hay, or grains that are moldy. Spoilage can reduce feed intake and digestibility, which in turn can have adverse effects on animal health and production. Dilution or removal of contaminated feeds can help minimize problems. Likewise, cleaning and ammoniation can reduce the concentration of certain toxins found in grains, however it is often impractical to remove contaminated forages from the ration and there are no effective methods to detoxify them. If that is the case, it is important to talk to your veterinarian and develop a strategy for feeding affected feeds safely. • Test suspect feeds to determine the type and concentration of toxins present. • Increasing dietary levels of protein, energy and antioxidants may be helpful. • Make sure dietary fiber and buffers are adequate since acidic diets may magnify mycotoxin effects. • Dry cows, springing heifers and calves should receive the cleanest feeds possible.

The Dairy One Improver each of 3 to 5 feedings. Mix subsamples completely and take a one pound composite sample to send to the lab. Keep another one pound sample in the event additional testing (for other toxic substances) is needed. Remember, toxins may be present in feed that is not visibly moldy as well as very moldy feeds so it is important to take multiple sub-samples from several feedings. Dry feed samples should be kept in a cool dry place. Wet or moist samples should be placed in a plastic sample bag and excess air should be squeezed out before sealing the bag. Refrigerate moist sub-samples and promptly freeze the final composite sample before shipping them in an insulated mailer or box with ice packs to keep them cold until they reach the lab. Ship samples for mid-week arrival so they don't sit in the post office or lab over the weekend. Overnight express delivery is highly recommended for wet samples to avoid additional mold & toxin production in transit. Ship samples to the Dairy One Forage Lab, 730 Warren Road, Ithaca NY 14850. Consult with your veterinarian to develop a feeding strategy if you suspect that mycotoxins could be limiting herd health and production. And it is not too soon to talk to your Certified Crop Adviser about agronomic practices, i.e., tillage, variety selection, planting/harvest strategies, pest management, and crop nutrition to minimize the risk for plant diseases and mycotoxins next year!

Fields and Crops Manager The software of choice for the crop side of your business Fields and Crops Manager is a new program. It is specifically designed to help farms throughout the Northeast to manage fields and crops to the level of detail they prefer. Whether a grower is only interested in tracking spray usage, or more interested in planning rotations and manure usage, this program is available to help. Get Organized • Keep all of your crop information in one place that is complete and easily accessible. • Have access to field acres and history, manure records, soil lab results, graphs and more… • Work more efficiently with advisors by having good, up-to-date records. • Keep as much or as little information as you want. Save Time • Use the easy Rotation Planning tool for planning next year’s crops by field. • Generate a To Do List of specific fields to take action on. • Produce FSA reports instantly, without having to dig through pape records. • Make a list of manure applications for compliance reporting. Be Confident • Spray and treatment records that meet DEC requirements. • Records that help manage Nitrogen needs to improve crop production. • Optimize yields and track changes in your field’s fertility. Requirements and Recommendations While the only hardware requirements are a PC, printer and high speed internet access, we do recommend you start with good field ID.

Sampling Guidelines

In order for software to be used efficiently, good field identification is critical. The best system for entering information quickly and with a minimum of entry errors, is a simple number system. Although Fields and Crops software can handle any type of ID system, numbers are preferable.

Mycotoxins are present in very small amounts and are not always related to the amount of mold seen. Like anything else, the results are only as good as the sample. It is recommended that you take 8-12 sub-samples at

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• Use mold inhibitors to minimize mold and toxin production in risky feeds during storage or feedout.

THREE 20 ft steel feeder wagons, slant bar made by Schoessow, all in good condition with flotation tires. 315-398-9211.(NY) JD 7’ pull type Bush Hog, 525 woods RM 59, 3 pt mower, $300; WANTED: Seat for Int. W-4. Bucks. 215-431-6459.(PA) 6 trash wheels, 5 Dawn, 1 martin, off Kinze 2200, $100 each. 585-526-6755.(NY) NH 790 chopper w/ both heads. 2 Knight forage wagons, both tandem w/ roofs, all good condition. Sold cows. 315-7509164.(NY) FOR SALE: 12 in. wood master planer; Also, center belt; Cumberland nest boxes, 10 units. WANTED: 10 inch roller mill. 585554-4154.(NY) 2005 Toy hauler camper, R-wagon, Rvision, kept inside, 2 5/16 ball hitch, $12,900. 413-329-4112.(MA) REG. Boer goat, American purebred buck, Proven excellent breeding show stock, $450. Same tractor round bailer. 607-8655678.(NY) 85 FORD 250 ext. cab, auto, 6.9 diesel, 89K miles, EZ dump, 8’ fisher plow, aluminum rims, $4,500 OBO. 845-586-2870 , 607-262-0720.(NY) TAILGATE FOR M.I. 3632 manure spreader cylinder and hoses included. 585-3947041.(NY)

WANTED: GOOD BROKE work horse, good used set of work harness; Big chest freezer, does not have to work. 315-8589151.(NY)

10 yr. black gelding, top driver, surrey or boys, $1,400. 12 Fancy Saanen Doelings. Gingerich, 9036 Stryker Road, Avoca, NY 14809

DORPER KATAHDIN 9 ewes, 1 ram, 10 lambs, $2,500. Call between 7 - 7:15 pm Tues. to Fri. 585-322-7168.(NY)

TIMOTHY SEED, $45 bu., round bales, stored inside, 1st cut Timothy, $40, bred angus cows, pure bred, 70hp loader tractor, 607-329-0301.(NY)

IH 756D on steel, runs great, very straight, will have a new TA, $8,000 OBO. 315-5367653.(NY) FOR SALE: Snap max grow tubes for grapes and other fruits, 30 cents each. Used once. Yates Co. 315-536-6747.(NY)

WANTED: AG TECH 5004 sprayer for parts, has to be the 1984 model or somewhere in that time period. Call Dave. 401822-0131.(RI) BOAR billy goat, 2 yrs old, $100, excellent shape. Call 518-686-9602.(NY)

17 YEAR OLD Arabian gelding. Sound. good health. loves to run. well mannered, great for the intermediate to experienced rider. $800. 570-605-0341.(PA)

20 ft. Patz silo unloader wheel drive, $1,500 obo. WANTED: Maytag washer. 518-673-2431.(NY)

ALLIS CHALMERS corn picker with manual, $450; Oak lumber, 5/4 rough cut wide planks. 518-731-1590.(NY)

FARMALL H tractor, good shape; Also, stock trailer, holds two horses with storage in front, ex. shape. 315-250-3248.(NY)

HAY ROUND BALE 800# to 900#, square bales, 40# to 45#, also ear corn. Corning Area, Landolf Farms, Call 607-9621741.(NY) WANTED: Pop up camber. Call Charles. 315-694-3580.(NY) BALEAGE 4x4, 1st, 2nd, 3rd cutting, NOFA certified, 1st cutting, small square bales. 315-865-8297.(NY)

ROUND BALES, fescue cattle hay, 4x5 approx. 20 bales available, $25 each, stored outside. Louisa. 804-513-4013.(VA)

JD 347 bale thrower $3,500; 56 IH corn planter, $1,000; Dutch dairy bull, 15 months, works good, tie stall, $800. 607435-9976.(NY)

12 Kw generator w/ 6x10 trailer, $1,300; Bobcat model 907 backhoe attachment, $3,500; Farmall cub lowboy, $1,500; 1940 Chevy truck, $8,500 315-744-4941.(NY)

GOOSENECK cattle trailer 18 ft., 92/94 w/ rust, $2,500 or BO. Knowles 25 ft. fold up drags, good condition, $2,500. 315-6965832.(NY)

1953 JOHN DEERE “60”, several new parts, $2,950; 1949 Farmall “M”, nice, $3,600; Both run good and look good! 401662-9131.(RI)

FORAGE WAGON, GEHL 970 tandem gear, metal sides w/ roof, 14’, good condition, $4,500. No Sunday Calls! 607-2439018.(NY)

14’ KEWANEE disk, rock flex, 18” disks, $3,000; 18” GSI bin fan w/ 3 hp motor and transition, new, $650. Geneva. 315-7812572.(NY) TWO Seal-o-matic 340 u cardboard former filler machines, $15,000 each; 1987 GMC top kick milk truck, 2,500 gallon, $8,000. 607-263-5340.(NY) ‘04 Pioneer Club Car, 4x4, gas, dump, hitch, $6,500 B/o. Dynmark lawn tractor with 18 hp, B/s, $500 bo. 315-4041752.(NY) CLUTCH pulley for 620-630 JD tractor, $500; JD M tractor, excellent, $3,000; Cleatrac B dozer, excellent, $2,200; 315737-8622.(NY) BACK BLADE, 3 point hitch; 325 gal. plastic water tank; 4x5 dry round bales, stored, nice. 585-593-5685.(NY) 1069 NEW HOLLAND bale wagons, vg; Mack tandem silage grain truck, vg; Ford, F-Series cab & parts. 315-364-7936.(NY)

FOR SALE: Case IH 781 chopper, two heads, $2,000 obo; 234 IH compact, 2wd, $2,500 OBO. 315-536-4834.(NY)

PARTING OUT Knight 3300 TMR Mixer; Also, John Deere 148 front end loader for sale $3,800 OBO. Leave Message 607432-3238.(NY)

FOR SALE: Cedar fence posts, 6 1/2’ round and split mixed, $3.00 each or $275 per hundred. Call after 6 pm. 315-8225492.(NY)

MASSEY HARRIS grain drill, with fert. and seeder boxes, 15 run mechanical lift, planted 15 a/c, 2011 good condition, $1,000 firm. 315-697-3812.(NY)

NH 1411 discbine, good condition, light, kit, $12,000, Bethlehem.CT 203-266-7907, 203-228-9428.(CT)

WOOD TRAILER with loader, 14’ reach, with own power, $5,400 or trades; JD dozer winch, $3,500. 603-869-5819.(NH)

ANGORA buck, three years old, registrable, from Champion stock. $200. 315-3737193.(NY)

2940 JOHN DEERE Tractor, 4WD, Steele radial tires, 2420 hours, $10,900 OBO. Please, No Sunday Calls. 717-6374887.(PA)

WANTED: Clean 45 lb. bales first and second cut hay, Eastern New York Area, min load 450. 203-263-5334.(CT) WANTED TO BUY: owners manual for STARLINE 70R silo unloader. 518-8422789.(NY) (2) Myers 620 wagons, 4 beater. Tandem roofs. New Floors. Good cond., $4,000 each. Gehl 1060 chopper, both heads, $7,000. 518-642-2305.(NY) (1) STARTED Holstein heifer; New 9x16 wood kicker rack, Golby running gear. 607847-6665 leave message.(NY) PIGS: 2 silts, 8 months old, (1) Boar/Duroc, 10 month, (1) sow, Berk/Duroc cross, and more. Call for info. 315-420-4682.(NY) AC 426 Turbo Diesel, complete, $1,100 OBO. GENERAC 15 Kw generator, $950, 20*58 rebar wheels BO 585-526-6240, No Sunday Calls.(NY) FEATHERLITE Aluminum stock trailer, 1997 Gooseneck, 20 foot, used for draft horses, few miles, excellent condition. 585542-9134.(NY) 2nd cutting grass or Alfalfa hay, small squares; Also, mulch hay, 3x3 or round bales. 610-273-7547.(PA) 5 HOLSTEIN HEIFERS, due in June. Jonas Hershberger, 201 Irish Settlement Road, Heuvelton, NY 13654 2008 KUHNS 103H hay accumulator, with grabber, $9,500. Call 585-526-4785.(NY)

JOHN DEERE L, not running, no tag, ready to restore, $850. 585-975-9435, Rochester, NY.

WANTED: 15’-16’ Grain truck body with hoist to fit Chevy C-70. Can Remove. 607343-1082.(NY)

BILLBOARD tarps, assorted size and weight. Chevy 263 engine with clutch, trans, $850; Various sizes, locust posts. After 5 pm weekdays, 585-554-6188.(NY)

ENGINE, International 262 6 cyc. gas for 656 etc. runs good, $1,800 complete. Troy. 518-663-7693.(NY)

IH 720 five bottom plow, 18”, $3,500, JD 8300 drill, seeder, $3,000. Bred registered heifers. 518-376-8409.(NY)

GOATS: Alpine & Saanen bred does & dry yearlings for show & milking stock, must sell. 607-838-8227 or 607-280-6617.(NY)

WANTED: Iie stall pipe and clamps with chain and hooks, bale spear, water buckets, 2 wheel wheel barrow. 315-8458618.(NY)

GEAR BOX for Steiner TMR Tumble mixer, $200; Digi Star 4 weight bars, EZ 210, 1 7/8 load, cell calibration. 315-2468707.(NY) CASE IH 2250 loader, complete with brackets for utility574-895, tractors, like new, $3,500; LX118 loader, fits DX55/TC55 tractor, new, $3,000. 607-6564568.(NY)

SWANS, GEESE, wild and domestic ducks, peacocks, pheasants, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Miniature donkeys and more! North of Utica, 7pm - 9pm. 315-8962336.(NY)

FOR SALE: Semen tank, 49 units, Charolais semen from WCR Sir T, WCR Sir Impressive, WR Benefit. Potter Co. 814848-7401.(PA)

WANTED: Hydraulic drive fertilizer auger for Gravity Wagon; FOR SALE: Smucker barn lime spreader. 607-346-1067.(NY) WANTED: Patz 98B silo unloader, rotary hay rake, tine weeder, batch grain dryer. 315-496-2357.(NY)

4 row 3 point Spider cult., $500. Same Bu 7710 130, cab, 4 wheel, 6,800 hours, 80% rubber, vgc $9,500. 315-344-2232.(NY) 6 LUG steel wheels for skid loader, like new, $350; Chocolate lab puppy, $200. 607-243-7142.(NY)

FIVE FOOT TWO Gang disc with truck, $500; John Deere Three section nine foot tine harrow, both horse drawn, $800. 315729-2369.(NY)

BRILLION 12’ transport cultipacker, 18’ Brillion transport drags with Hydraulic cylinder, both in excellent condition. 315963-3826.(NY)

FEED CART: Bodco model C-30-1 5.5 hp Honda motor; New Holland 272 baler, Fahr tedder, four star. 315-926-5689.(NY)

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of animal health products, proper injection sites, and record keeping. The Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team is hosting a BQA training Learn about best management practices to reduce stress during cattle handling along with other topics to improve beef quality and safety at the BQA Workshop in Canandaigua on March 3. Photo courtesy of New York Beef Industry Council

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Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Tamberlane Farm, 4117 State Route 364, Canandaigua, NY. The classroom portion of the training will begin at 10 a.m. After lunch will be the chuteside portion of the training. Cost for the training is $20 which includes a BQA manual; additional family/farm members are $8. Lunch is included in the registration fee. Once a producer is certified, he or she will have the opportunity to purchase a farm sign and receive a card verifying the BQA certification. The goal of this program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of beef by focusing the producer’s attention to daily production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of beef and beef products. Many beef cattle buyers, feeders, packers, and retail outlets are requiring that the beef they purchase be produced by BQA certified cattle producers. Also, most “added value” sale opportunities for feeder and stocker cattle require BQA certification. To register for the event, send a check payable to CCE, attn. Nancy Anderson at 480 N. Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424. For questions, please call Nancy Glazier, Small Farms Support Specialist at 585-315-7746. Beef Quality Assurance Program is supported by your Beef Checkoff.

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Northern New York Pasture Meetings set for Feb. 22-25 The Northern New York Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Team and the Adirondack North Country Association will present their annual Northern New York Pasture Meeting Series on Feb. 22-25. Four North Country locations will host guest speaker Dave Roberts, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service’s New York State Grazing Lands Specialist. Livestock and dairy producers can use the various grazing systems and techniques that Roberts will discuss for improving pastures, which, in turn, impacts production and farm profitability. Roberts says, “Producers can apply different techniques to accomplish different goals, for example, increasing the number of livestock their land resource can support, decreasing labor, improving soil quality, and maximize forage production to improve animal quality.” He will cover the pros and cons of such techniques as tall grass grazing, mob grazing, creep grazing, and season extension. A variety of speakers, including Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educators and Soil & Water Conservation District staff, at the various locations will discuss such topics as how to develop a farm pasture plan at no cost, grazing sheep and cattle together, bale grazing, and how winter pasture management impacts forage quality, animal growth and weed control the following spring. The schedule of meetings is: • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Canton Best Western, Canton, 6:30 p.m., dinner meeting registration is $15, register with CCE St. Lawrence County at 315-379-9192 or bmf9@cornell.edu. • Thursday, Feb. 23: Grace Episcopal Church, Copenhagen, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with lunch, $10 per person with $5 for each additional person from same farm, register with CCE Jefferson County at 315-788-8450 or rak76@cornell.edu. • Friday, Feb. 24: 911 Building, Malone, 12

noon - 4 p.m. with lunch, $10 per person with $5 for each additional person from same farm, register with CCE Franklin County at 518-483-7403 or drd9@cornell.edu; additional sponsorship from Feed Communities

International. • Saturday, Feb. 25: Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County, Plattsburgh, 10 a.m. with lunch included, $10 per person with $5 for each additional person from same farm, register

with CCE Clinton County at 518-561-7450. “There is a lot to learn about how a grazing plan can reduce farm costs, provide a higher quality diet for your animals, and support a localized food supply,” says

Adirondack North Country Association Agriculture Program Coordinator Julie King. King notes that the Northern New York Pasture Meetings are also important to producers interested in applying for pas-

ture grants that require a formal grazing plan. Basic information on NYSERDA’s energy efficiency campaign and how to obtain a free farm energy audit will also be available at the Northern New York Pasture Meetings.

by Dr. Tim Snyder, Nutrition Manager, Renaissance Nutrition, Inc. Winter calf management To stay comfortable in winter do you put on more clothes, stay inside more, eat more or all three? When outside you probably dress more warmly and may eat more when coming in for dinner. Your calves should be given that consideration also. Persistent cold, especially with windy or wet conditions, can lower calf average daily gain to zero. If that is prolonged without protection and/or extra energy, calves can die.

Calves grow best in cool, dry weather. Cool, variable and wet weather in fall and spring increases the chance of respiratory illness. Hot and humid weather reduces gains and can increase illness also. Recheck hutch housing to ensure continuous dry, deep bedded straw that allows “nesting” so legs are not visible. For other housing options provide the same, and review ventilation as well. Recent UW DairyLand Initiative recommendations call for forced-air tube ventilation to provide a constant and consistent supply of fresh air

at the calf resting level. This reduces pathogen load and can reduce respiratory stress. Consider the use of calf blankets. Ensure the calf is dry and the blanket doesn’t encourage sweating. Various types are available including a “dual” blanket Renaissance offers. This allows you to remove the outer coat and keep the liner on as the calf ages or weather warms. Put blankets on at birth and for several weeks thereafter. Wash blankets between animals. A common and effective recommendation is to add an additional feeding of

milk or replacer during cold weather. The Calf Notes website provides access to detailed calculations on extra feeding in Note #121 and #139 at www.calfnotes.com/CNliq uid.htm. The calf has a greater need for energy to combat cold stress. Adding a high fat supplement to the milk or replacer will supply the needed energy without the added cost of the protein. Typically these supplements are at least 60 percent fat, can be added at 2 to 6 ounces/hd/d, go into suspension when mixed and are well consumed with the milk. Additional cold weather tips are at

http://savacaf.com/assets/frontlines/74/frontline.pdf Providing warm drinking water allows the calf to warm up. Greater water intake will encourage more grain intake. The process of digesting grain produces body heat which is beneficial and reduces cold stress. Is the ability to stay warm or added energy intake more important? A 2007 comparison of bedding and level of milk replacer fed in cold weather in Ohio, showed that using straw bedding vs shavings resulted in 5-12 percent better growth. An added milk replacer feeding improved growth 4 percent, but not if the extra milk lowered starter intake. The researchers con-

cluded “Choice of bedding material was as or more effective than MR feeding rate in improving ADG of calves in cold temperatures.” (PAS 23: 656). Combining both practices can result in positive calf health and growth in cold weather. 2011 Forage Recap A wet spring delayed planting and first crop harvest. This was followed by dry weather, then more than usual rain, including flooding. A challenging forage management year resulted in widely variable forage analysis results. This year in particular it is essential to test your forages frequently and make needed adjustments. Early season 2011

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23rd Annual Dairy Day to be held at Elk Lake High School The 23rd annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day will take place on Friday, March 2, at Elk Lake High School, Di-

mock, PA. Dairy Day is organized by Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County and the Dairy Day Committee.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. and concludes by 3:30 p.m. Dairy Day will be filled with educational presentations, free

health screenings, commercial exhibitors, lunch, and a well stocked dairy bar; which includes milk, cheese,

ment, increasing starch. The mid Atlantic 2011 samples from Cumberland Valley illustrate this. The opposite is common if the rainfall pattern is the reverse. Cumberland Valley samples from another region showed that effect. The New York samples from DairyOne illustrate a pattern where there may have been more rain, taller plants, more fiber, but cooler nights improved digestibility. Lower late season rain may have limited ear fill. Van Soest and others described the effect of growing season on forage quality years ago. The Sept. 25, 2011 issue of Hoards Dairyman has additional discussion on the effect topic. Snyder (Progressive Dairyman 2011, http://bit.ly/s1K4Fr ) discussed the importance of testing fiber digestibility and the value of comparing relative forage quality (RFQ) of forages instead of Relative Feed Value (RFV). That article illustrated the po-

tential economic loss when adjusting rations to compensate for lower RFQ. Lower digestibility and RFQ reduces intake potential (which is hard to make up) and results

in higher supplementation to try and maintain production. Test and know your forage quality to be able to make the best decisions to optimize profitability.

Winter from B3 haylage results tended to be drier, higher in lignin and lower in fiber digestibility than 2010. This fits the scenario of larger plant stems, more structural fiber and later harvest due to a wet spring. These forages will likely result in more gut fill and lower feeding value. A UW Focus on Forage factsheet describes the reduced quality as maturity increases (www.uwex.edu/ces/cro ps/uwforage/MaturityNDF-FOF.htm). With increasing maturity, plants increase in complex carbohydrates bound to indigestible lignin, and digestibility decreases. As usual, 2011 corn silage quality depended on where it was grown, when it was planted and when the rains came. If weather is dry during the vegetative stage (before silking), the stalk will be shorter and less lignified. The result is usually higher fiber digestibility. Warm nights can limit that however. Rain after pollination helps ear fill and kernel develop-

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Susquehanna County Soil Conservation District will share information Manure Management Plans, this workshop will highlight requirements for Chapter 102 (Ag Erosion Control) and Chapter 91 (Manure Management) Plans. This session will be offered both in the morning and afternoon. Dairy Extension Educator Gary Hennip from Bradford County will offer a workshop on “Calculating Income over Feed Costs” during the morn-

ing workshop sessions. The American Trauma Society, PA Division will offer an afternoon workshop on “Lightening Strike Prevention.” The Penn State Master Gardeners and Susquehanna County Farm Bureau have partnered this year to offer the Farm Safety for Kids and Pesticide Education display and the Susquehanna County Dairy Royalty will be on-hand to offer a special craft activity for kids this year too! A wide variety of ex-

hibitors will be on-hand at this year’s event. Be sure to visit with the commercial exhibitors at dairy day in the high school gym. Health Alley exhibitors, located in the hallway, at dairy day this year will include: American Cancer Society, American Trauma Society, Endless Mountains Health Systems, PA Division, League of Women Voters, Maternal & Family Health Services, PA Department of Health, Penn State Ex-

tension Family Resiliency, Pinnacle Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Susquehanna & Wyoming County Chapters of the American Red Cross, Relay for Life Susquehanna County, TREHAB Prevention, and WIC. Lunch will be available to those interested. The cost is $3 per person and children under 5 are admitted free. Lunch reservations are REQUIRED by calling the Extension

Office at 570-278-1158. Reservation deadline is 12 noon, Friday, Feb. 24.Individuals making reservations can pay at the door for their lunch. Are you interested in entering the Dairy Day Pie Contest? Guidelines for the 2012 Dairy Day Pie Contest are as follows: 1. Submit one pie per participant 2. Pies should be in a 9inch aluminum pie plate 3. Bring your pie to the stage in the gym by 11 a.m. on Dairy Day 4. The top four adults and top two youth will receive prizes 5. Please pre-register for the contest by calling the Extension Office, 570-278-1158. 6. Anyone is eligible to enter the contest, youth

or adults, farm or nonfarm folks! The Pie Auction will take place at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. Proceeds from the auction will be divided equally between the Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Program and the County Dairy Princess and Promotion Program. Join the excitement as the pies are auctioned off by bidding and you will have a delicious pie to take home and will have supported youth of Susquehanna County! For more information about the Susquehanna County Dairy Day contact Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County at 570-278-1158.

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A View from Hickory Heights by Ann Swanson There’s always room for gelatin dessert! As I watched a show about the 1960s I immediately identified with some of what was being said. For a shower gift I received a whole set of gelatin molds. Now, these molds could be used purely as decoration hanging in the kitchen or as a functional piece of kitchen equipment. We lived in a trailer so the decorative route was the way to go. My molds hung on the wall so I could reach them easily to create a salad or a dessert. My youngsters certainly appreciated anything made with gelatin because it went down so easily. I remember the first time I served it to each of the children. They swished it around in their mouths until it finally went down, but they eagerly looked for more. My molds are now in my cupboard. I seldom use them, but I do still make the gelatin in salads and desserts. My favorite salad is made with lemon-lime gelatin, cottage cheese, pineapple, celery, and nuts. Usually we have it at Christmas time, but this year we did not have any. Maybe I should make it with red gelatin and serve it for Valentine’s Day! I looked up Jell-O because that is the most common name for the gelatin product. It has an illustrious history that takes us to a place that is just to

the north of here in New York State. I had to type Jell-O just right or my computer spell check would not recognize it. Jell-O was not an instant success. As so often happens the person who invented it did not reap the benefits. Pearle B. Wait, a cough medicine manufacturer from Leroy, NY, tried to market his product for a couple years, but when that venture failed he sold the business for $450 to his neighbor. With a little marketing expertise and the introduction of the Jell-O girl a new business was launched. I was able to find out that the first flavors offered for sale were orange, lemon, strawberry, and raspberry. That is just the tip of the iceberg these days. Many flavors have been added to satisfy customers. The early packages had the gelatin packed in waxed paper pouches that opened easily. I found out that when the company was just getting off the ground the gelatin was even handpacked. The packages I remember, however, were packed by a machine. Back when I taught school I always had my class make blue gelatin to create mini-aquariums for our visitors. We dropped little gel fish into it and enjoyed our treat after a story about Rainbow fish. Norman Rockwell created a quite fa-

mous picture of the Jell-O girl that appeared in magazines in the 1920s. I checked the copy of The Norman Rockwell Treasury by Thomas S. Buechner that I have but it was not in there although many other advertisement commissions were included. In the early 1940s Jack Benny launched the J-E-L-L-O song on his Sunday evening radio show. Recipe booklets were put out and mailed to people who requested them free. Of course, all of the recipes used either gelation or pudding. Another celebrity added his voice to Jell-O commercials in the 1970s. Who can forget Bill Cosby making his pitch for the pudding? Today people are able to purchase small cups of gelatin or pudding to pack in lunches or take to the workplace for a snack. When the ladies went to work things changed. There are at least two humorous family stories about gelatin. I was asked to unmold the gelatin. I did not worry because I had done that many times before. This time however, the mold was different. It was made of Tupperware and had a removable disk on top. When I was attempting to unmold the salad the whole thing slipped through the top onto the plate. I was not supposed to have removed that disk until later. The salad did not look like my sister-in-law intended it to, but it was still edible. My son is frequently reminded of a gelatin story that involved him. When

the family was passing dishes around the table during one holiday celebration he dumped the whole salad onto his plate when the wiggly thing shifted. He was relieved when no one yelled and someone simply scooped the gelatin up and put it back onto the serving plate. Knox blocks became another favorite dessert. The colorful blocks could be cut and tucked into lunches without melting along the way. The kindergarten teacher at the school gave me her recipe for Knox blocks. There was a method in her madness. I think she hoped I would send some in for the children for the next holiday celebration. It worked, too. My daughter has a jelly egg mold that makes gelatin that looks like jelly beans. She always makes those for Easter. We have tried the big egg molds that are out there, but two halves of eggs were not impressive. The company that makes Jell-O celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. That accidental discovery by the manufacturer of cough syrup was a popular one. It even made it through the Depression years when there was rationing. Just in case you want to know, JellO is uniquely American. It was discovered here, and manufactured here. There are not many things that fall into this category. I am not sure if it is exported or not. Ann Swanson writes from her home in Russell, PA. Contact at hickoryheights1@verizon.net

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania’s effort to eradicate the Plum Pox Virus from fruit-bearing trees continues to be a success, Agriculture Secretary George Greig announced Feb. 14. A rigorous survey conducted last summer tested 61,056 leaf samples in

Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties. State and federal agriculture department crews began collecting orchard samples last May and finished at the end of October. “Since Plum Pox Virus was first detected more than a decade ago, the

department has been committed to eradicating the disease and minimizing its impact on growers’ livelihoods and the state’s economy,” said Greig. “The results of last year’s surveys show the state continues to be free of Plum Pox, and we commend the survey crews

for their hard work and thank the growers for their cooperation.” Pennsylvania was declared free of Plum Pox Virus in October 2009 after three years of negative test results. The latest survey is part of the required monitoring during the recovery phase. An-

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for another year. Plum Pox Virus severely affects production of fruitbearing and ornamental varieties of almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach and plum stone fruit trees. Spread by aphids, the disease causes premature fruit drop and blemishes on fruit that make it difficult to sell as table fruit. After the virus was found in Adams County peach trees in 1999, state and federal agriculture officials teamed with Penn State University and imposed a 300 square-mile quarantine area, performed aggressive surveillance and developed an eradication program. Because the virus has no cure, affected growers were required to destroy all exposed stone fruit trees within the quarantined areas in the four affected counties. In all, 1,675 orchard acres were destroyed. For more information, visit www.agriculture. state.pa.us and search “Plum Pox Virus.”

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Budget proposal would provide level funding for ag research and extension UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Funding for Penn State agricultural research and extension programs would remain at 2011-12 levels under Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed state budget for 2012-13, unveiled Feb. 7. “Considering the current economic realities in Pennsylvania, this is excellent news,” said Bruce McPheron, dean of Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. “With revenues continuing to lag behind estimates, the governor once again had to make some very difficult fiscal decisions,” he said. “We are pleased and grateful that he recognized the importance of our work, which is critical to the continued economic vitality of the state’s food and fiber sectors and to the long-term well-being of our communities and citizens.” The state appropriation for ag research and extension — $44.7 million in the current fiscal year — accounts for about half of the base operating funds for the College of Agricultural Sciences. The college also receives support from federal and county governments as part of Penn State’s mission as the state’s sole land-grant university. Those funds support research and extension programs in areas such as food safety, water quality, animal and plant disease, Marcellus Shale issues, crop and livestock production, human health and nutrition, youth development and bioenergy. No tuition dollars are used to support ag research and extension. Base funding for the college also comes from the state’s general appropriation to Penn State in support of undergraduate education. The college — which offers 19 majors and has seen its enrollment rise nearly 50 percent since 2005 — would bear its share of the governor’s proposed 30 percent cut in that allocation. During last year’s budget negotiations, the college’s agricultural research and extension line items were moved out of the Penn State appropria-

tions bill and placed in the Agricultural College Land Scrip Fund under the state Department of Agriculture’s budget. Use of this fund is restricted to the “Commonwealth’s land grant university for agricultural research programs and agricultural extension services.” In the 2011-12 budget, the Land Scrip Fund received revenues from the state’s general fund. The governor’s proposed spending plan for 201213, however, calls for the appropriation to the Land Scrip Fund to be transferred instead from the Race Horse Development Fund. McPheron explained that the change would not impact the use of the funds. But he said

the university is assessing the implications of this proposed shift in revenue sources. McPheron emphasized that the governor’s proposal is just the first step in the state budget process. “We view the governor’s budget as a positive starting point,” he said. “We will continue to work closely with the administration and the General Assembly to communicate the value that the state receives in return for its investment in ag research and extension.” More information about how the College of Agricultural Sciences has spent its appropriated dollars and has responded to budget pressures is available online at http://psu.ag/z0a2tH.

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Owens introduces bill to reduce regulation on apple exports to Canada Bill would save New York apple growers time and money WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Owens (NY-23) introduced legislation on Feb. 10 that would streamline U.S. apple exports to Canada by exempting bulk shipments of apples to Canada from inspection under the Apple Export Act. “New York apple growers play a large role in the economic development and food security of our region, and this exemption will allow them to continue their contribution to New York’s economic recovery,” said Owens. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to ensure that the New York apple industry receives full support from Congress to remove this burdensome regulation.” According to the New York Apple Association, the elimination of the required inspection would immediately offer a savings to growers of approximately $300 per truckload. Additionally, removing this regulation would allow apple growers to distribute their

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New York Farm Bureau offers testimony at budget hearing ALBANY NY — New York Farm Bureau’s Director of Public Policy Julie Suarez testified on Feb. 7 at the joint legislative hearing on the 2012-2013 Executive budget. Representing nearly 30,000 farm families, the organization has a tremendous stake in the outcome of the budget process each year. Taken as a whole, this year’s Executive budget provides the best starting point that farmers have seen in many years. “Farmers have experienced deep cuts in local assistance programs over the last several years, so we were pleased to see that many vital programs started the budget cycle this year at the funding levels that they ended last year,” said Julie Suarez, Director of Public Policy for New York Farm Bureau. “However, more work still has to be done. Funding for agriculture is an investment in our state’s future and each of these programs plays an important role in creating a vibrant rural economy.” Local assistance programs are extremely important because each supports an important safety, research, promotion or educational function that directly aids farmers in growing fresh, local produce. These programs have been cut more than 70 percent since the 2007-2008 budget.

Suarez, also expressed support for the Governor’s proposal to expand the linked deposit program, which will provide farmers with greater access to low interest loans for capital improvements as well as $102 million in funding that was included to mitigate the impact of floods on rivers, streams and dams and also address coastal erosion. Another area of concern for farmers is maintaining funding for environmental stewardship programs and support for renewable energy. On this front, there are many positive aspects of the Executive Budget including the NY-SUN initiative which would provide additional tax incentives to promote and expand solar energy. Installing solar arrays could have a very positive impact for farmers by reducing their energy bill and making more money available to purchase equipment and supplies. Suarez also welcomed the Governor’s efforts to maintain the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) at $134 million. “Funding for EPF is maintained in this budget at the same level as last year, and that will allow farmland protection and conservation programs to continue,” said Suarez, “That said, we need to do more to support our soil and water conservations districts,

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ALBANY, NY — Two of New York’s leading business organizations expressed dismay at the prospect of New York adopting an increased minimum wage law that would put their members at a competitive disadvantage. The bill, introduced Jan. 30 by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, seeks to increase New York’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 an hour. “When the government imposes costs on a business that the market does not dictate, we typically call this a tax,” said Dean Norton, president of New York Farm Bureau. “Today’s proposal to increase New York’s minimum

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Yorkers is to create more private-sector jobs. Raising the minimum wage would only hurt New York’s small businesses, farms and not-for-profits that are struggling to make their current payrolls, and reduce job opportunities, in this difficult economy,” said Heather Briccetti, president and CEO of the Business Council of New York State Inc. Advocates for a higher minimum wage often site evidence that shows that boosting the minimum wage will increase the paychecks of the lowest paid workers and help them out of poverty. Twenty-eight states accepted this logic after the federal minimum wage was increased in 2003 and 2007. But studies, such as the one published last year by the Southern Economic Journal, found no evidence that state minimum wage increases made any real difference.

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Owens encouraged by additional review of regulation by Department of Labor Owens, constituents pushed DOL to back off proposed rule in December. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bill Owens (NY-23) praised a move the week of Feb. 3 by the Department of Labor to re-propose the portion of its regulation on child labor in agriculture that reinterprets the “parental exemption.” In December, Congressman Owens wrote to Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis urging the department to drop changes to the “parental exemption” that would prevent children from working on their family farm. “I’m pleased the Department of Labor heard our concerns and decided to reevaluate this portion of the rule. Addressing this issue is critical to ensuring young people can carry on the tradition of family farming that is integral to the economy in my district and across the country,” Owens said. The “parental exemption” allows children of any age who are employed by their parent to work on their family farm. Congress created the exemption in 1966 when it expanded protections for children employed in agriculture and prohibited their employment in jobs the Department of Labor declared

particularly hazardous for children under the age of 16 to perform. The original proposed rule would have prevented children from working on a family farm that is only partially owned by their parents. Until the reproposed rule is final, the Department will apply prior regulations with broader language used before the proposed rule that include parents who are partial owners of an agricultural operation. The Department of Labor expects to propose a new “parental exemption” rule this summer. “The decision to re-propose this portion of the rule indicates a willingness by DOL to listen to farmers in this instance,” added Owens. “This announcement and the additional opportunity for comment are a reasonable approach to keeping farm kids safe while ensuring they continue to have the opportunity to learn the value of farm work.” Owens wrote to the Department after hearing the concern from a young constituent at a town hall in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. This is the latest in a series of ideas from New Yorkers that Owens has taken to Washington and implemented.

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The season of 2011 has drastically reduced the forage supply. The shortage will reboundimpact the forage supplies in the future. Here are steps you can take to quickly get more forage on the acres you work, starting with the earliest

return of forage: Nitrogen on greater than 50 percent grass fields. Applying 75–80 pounds of nitrogen (plus sulfur — 40-0-0-4S — if no manure the past year) can easily double the first cutting yield off of these traditionally mar-

ginally managed fields. Harvested a week to 10 days earlier than alfalfa, they can give you forage to support the highest levels of milk production and protein to reduce soy cost. Oats with new seedings. An old practice,

oats planted with the legume seeding and harvested at flag leaf stage, will give several tons of very high quality forage by mid to late June. Allowed to go to early soft dough, it will produce excellent forage for heifers or, if no manure

was used, for dry cows. Winter grains as forage. An increasing number of farms last fall grew winter forage, especially triticale. Applying nitrogen and harvesting at flag leaf stage, can give 8 silage tons per acre of the highest

quality forage possible in the Northeast at the same time as early grass. A short season, high energy forage crop can be grown immediately after it. A similar double crop option can be used for fields of run out haycrop. Apply nitrogen, take an early haycrop harvest, and then follow with shorter season energy forage. Short season energy forages can be short season corn, the new short season bmr sorghums, bmr sorghum-Sudans, bmr Sudangrass or teff. Both teff and the sorghums require warm soils and weather for successful stand establishment and growth. They are not a cool season crop. Teff will produce a cutting 47 days after planting. Requiring only 50 pounds of nitrogen per cutting, it produces forages equal to high quality cool season grasses. A critical step is to move the cutter bar up to 3 to 4 inches as the next cutting has to be grown from the remaining leaf tissue. Using this system, 2.75 tons of dry matter has been produced in as short as 17 days after the first cutting. The next earliest forage supply is BMR6 Sudan grasses at 45 days. BMR Sudan-grass is faster emerging, and higher quality than Sorghum Sudan and yields just as much. The smaller stem makes it easier to dry. Both Sudangrass and sorghumSudangrass work well in rotational grazing. The down side is the new BMR6 Sudangrass seed is in limited supply. BMR6 sorghum-Sudan is taller and first harvest is the middle of July. Sorghum-Sudan is only for managers who pay attention to details. It needs to be harvested at about 3 feet in height. Taller crops maintain their quality, but there is a dramatic increase in dry matter yield and the amount of water to remove. This crop grows 3 inches a day, thus the necessity of watching it closely. Higher cutting height will speed regrowth of sorghum-Sudan. Intermeshing rollers are far superior to

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perience with this crop. Double crop winter forage. All of the above high energy crops can be planted after harvesting winter forage such as triticale. They can then allow subsequent winter forage be planted again after the short season energy crop, continuing the high yield rotation. Most of the corn last season yielded 12 to 20 tons per acre. High population short season corn yielded 19.6 tons per acre and the sorghum 19.3 tons peracre. Adding 8 tons of silage per acre from the winter triticale, gave us 27 total tons from the same acreage in one lousy year. The double crop reduces the risk from one crop getting decimated; spreads the work load, and protects the soil on HEL land by profitable forage cover crop, and opens opportunities to spread manure. August Oats: Planting grain type oats at 4 to 5 bushels per acre at the beginning of August will give 2 to 4 tons of dry matter at the end of September. This forage has tested at over 4,000 pounds of milk per ton — a very highly digestible energy and protein source. In our re-

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National FFA shares input with USDA on upcoming Farm Bill With more than 100,000 new farmers needed over the next few years, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued the young leaders of the National FFA Organization a challenge in 2011. “I would like you to with your fellow students and the adult leadership of the organization to develop a series of recommendations around the upcoming Farm Bill that will encourage more young people to pursue careers in farming,” Vilsack said. It was a challenge that the national FFA officer team for 2010-11 took seriously. The students immediately began work — framing key questions, consulting FFA members, engaging leaders in agriculture, compiling input and formulating recommendations. “Never before had we been invited to submit direct input to the Secretary of Agriculture that could enhance the ability of agricultural education and FFA to help students succeed and strengthen American agriculture,” said Riley Pagett, national FFA President, 2010-11. “We were honored to be invited to be a part of this process.” In December 2011, the 2010-11 national officer team met with Sec. Vilsack to share their recommendations which fell under four main categories. Those are: getting started in production agriculture; creating vibrant

rural communities; who should care about agriculture and why; planning for the future. Items that were recommended were as follows: USDA and other agencies should encourage and assist beginning farmers to start or continue in production agriculture; USDA should help transition farms from older related and non-related farmers to younger or beginner farmers who may not come from a farm; USDA should help keep young people in rural communities and make rural communities an even more important part of our nation’s economy and society; USDA should support efforts to increase the public’s knowledge of agricultural literacy; USDA should strengthen the capacity of agricultural education to produce more students who pursue production agriculture and other agriculturally related careers and the USDA should provide authority, responsibility and support for schoolbased agricultural education and FFA. “We believe it is in the best interest of the nation for the department of agriculture to affirm its commitment to develop strong, experience leadership for agricultural education,” Kent Schescke, director of strategic partnerships, said. “FFA is prepared to assist in every way

New York State Senate Resolution honoring FFA The Pine Plains Central School FFA had front row seats when the New York State Senate on Feb. 7 supported a resolution honoring FFA activities across the state. Members of the local FFA chapter watched as lawmakers spoke in support of the legislation. Speaking in support of the resolution were: Senators Patty Ritchie (R-Oswegatchie), George Maziarz (R-Newfane), and Velmanette Montgomery (DBrooklyn). There were 118 students and Agricultural Educators in attendance at the governmental

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by Abby DeSormeau, Schoharie County Holstein Club Reporter This year, state convention was really fun because everyone had fun at the dance and the Junior Activities. Especially me! I think I had the most fun. I loved the karaoke and the dancing the most. This year 11 members of the Schoharie County Holstein Club traveled up to Syracuse, NY. In dairy Jeopardy, Tilda Scott placed 1st and Shannon Sears placed 3rd. In prepared speeches in the Junior division Shannon Sears placed 1st and in the Intermediate Cody Sears placed 2nd. In their extemporaneous speeches Jack Brown was 1st, Tilda Scott was 2nd, and Shannon Sears was 3rd. In quiz bowl Schoharie Team A was Shannon Sears, Cody Sears, Tilda Scott, and Ella Scott. They placed 3rd and eliminated in Round 8. Schoharie

Team B was Chris DeSormeau, Sam Hauenstein, Alex Karasividis, and Abigail DeSormeau. We were eliminated in round 3. It was very exciting to watch our Teams compete and Congratulations to the “A” Team to make it so far in the competition. In the calf raffle sales, Schoharie was 1st in under 50 members. Shannon Sears got 1st place for selling the most tickets. Chris DeSormeau was recognized for selling over 100 tickets. In the poster contest in the Junior division Alex Karasividis was 2nd. and Shannon Sears was 3rd. In the Senior division Cody Sears was 1st and Mike Dahl was 2nd. A HUGE congratulations to Mike McCaffrey for being honored as a Honorary Member! The weekend flew by and it was great seeing everyone.

Members of the Schoharie County Holstein Club who recently traveled to Syracuse for the annual New York State Holstein convention. Photo courtesy of Abby DeSormeau

Mohawk Valley food products featured in annual sale to benefit 4-H youth programming Products from Palatine Valley Dairy Cheese in Nelliston, Fariello’s Confectionery in Amsterdam, Rulison Honey Farms in the Town of Florida and Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop in Charlton are featured in the 2012 4-H spring product sale in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Proceeds from the sale benefit 4-H Youth Development programming in the twocounty region. “All of the money realized from this annual sale remains in Fulton and Montgomery Counties to help make 4-H activities and

programs available, affordable and accessible for local youth. “No dollars are sent to the state or national organization,” explains Linda Wegner, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader for Fulton and Montgomery Counties. “The 4-H local food sale is a major fundraising effort for 4-H members and 4-H youth programming outreach in the community.” Ten selections of cheese products including gift boxes, single eight ounce bars of flavored cheddar, and cheese curd are offered

in addition to eight varieties of fruit pies available in regular or sugarfree versions. Solid dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate bunnies as well as milk chocolate quarter pound chocolate candy blocks and bunny tracks — chocolate covered raisins are also being sold. Two clover honey products are also offered as part of the food product selection for the 2012 sale. All food products must be pre-ordered and paid for no later than March 14. 4-H members and volunteers will collect payment from each

customer at the time the order is placed. Cheese, pies, honey and candy will be delivered on March 29 in time for Easter and spring holidays. Individuals interested in supporting local 4-H youth development programs by ordering cheese, pies, honey or candy may place an order with a local 4-H member or adult volunteer or by calling the 4-H office at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-673-5525 x 113 or x 114. Orders may also be placed in person at the Extension office at 50

East Main Street, Canajoharie, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until March 29. Product sale information and an order sheet are available at www.ccefm.com. A New York State study concluded that 4-H club membership makes a difference in the development of positive assets in youth including educational aspiration, desire to help others, school grades, selfesteem, decision-making, interaction and communication with others, and the ability to make

friends. Youth may become 4-H members in one of three ways: 1) Start a neighborhood club with at least 5 youth and 2 adults, 2) Join an existing club that may be nearby, 3) Join as a 4-H Independent Member with a parent/guardian or other adult as a mentor. 2011-2012 program year member enrollment for individuals new to 4H is open until June 1. For information about 4-H membership or starting a new 4-H club, call Georgia at 518-6735525 x 113 or e-mail gad23@cornell.edu.

4-H tractor safety and certification course to be held for youth 14-15 years old seeking employment on farms Do you know youth who are 14-15 years old who want to or do work on a farm? If so this course is for them. The 2012 Agricultural Safety and Certification Program is scheduled to begin in late February. It is against the law for an employer to hire a person less than 16 years of age to operate farm tractors or machinery. An exception is made for the 14 or 15 year old who has completed this approved safety course. Even though family members and those over 16 are not required by law to take the course, it is a good idea for any potential new operator. The objective of this course is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths resulting from farm related accidents, especially with young people in Madison County. Those who satisfactorily complete the course will receive the certificate which allows them to work for hire at

age 14 and 15. Employers must request a copy of this certificate from young employees. You must be 14 in order to take this course for a certificate. Again this year a special emphasis will be offered involving lawn mowers and other lawn, yard, and garden equipment. Winslow suggests information gained in this course is applicable to most home and yard work involving younger machinery operators. In order to qualify for the certificate, participants must attend scheduled class sessions, complete the workbook provided, pass a written exam and complete the practical driving exam. The 4-H Tractor Safety and Certification Course class fee will be $10 for the manual and printed materials. The fee will be collected at the first session. This program is a cooperative effort of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, and the Madison

Course participants learn about large animal safety and management practices at Morrisville State College Dairy Complex. Photo courtesy of Madison County CCE County FFA Agricultural Programs, Madison County 4-H Program, PO Box and Morrisville State College. 1209, Eaton Street, Morrisville, NY Pre-enrollment is required. Contact 13408, or call 315-684-3001 to enroll Cornell Cooperative Extension of or for more information.

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Two Delaware County farmers join regional watershed board At its first meeting of 2012, the Watershed Agricultural Council welcomed two Delaware County farmers to its Council of Directors. Gwen Deysenroth, of Bye Brook Farm (Bloomville), and Wayland “Bud” Gladstone, of SW Farms (Andes), joined the Council’s 16-member board which oversees governance, fund development and policy creation. Each will serve a two-year term through Dec. 31, 2013. “We are very pleased to have Gwen and Bud join the Council this year enabling them to lend their expertise to the challenges that lay ahead,” noted

Fred Huneke, Chairman of the Council of Directors. “Their involvement with the Council since the early 1990s is a testament to the programs’ successes. Both have been participants of the Watershed Agricultural Program since its inception. And, we’re proud that both are still operating watershed farms, keeping working landscapes as the centerpiece of our region. Gwen and Bud were part of the 10 original pilot farms that led the way for the voluntary, fully funded, locally controlled

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Watershed from C1 programs that later became the Watershed Agricultural Council in 1993. We look forward to their input and fresh perspective on the Council as program participants, business owners and watershed residents.” The Council of Directors is comprised of 15 program participants and a Department of Environmental Protection representative. Other board members include: Dave Cammer, Chris DiBenedetto, Tom Donnelly, Joe Eisele, Sally Fairbairn, Richard Giles, Darby Hartwell, Tom Hutson, Steve Reed, John Riedl, Ken Smith,

John Verhoeven and DEP liaison John Schwartz. “Over the years, the Council has enlisted the passion of qualified participants to its board,” noted Executive Director Craig Cashman. “The current team of Council Directors is poised to address the next phase of our growth and provide new direction as we work our way through a new strategic plan and economic development survey. I look forward to working with Gwen and Bud in the coming year, garnering new energy and focus by bringing fresh voices to the table.”

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Board members also share their expertise through 12 committees. “Gwen brings her experience in value-added dairy products such as raw milk Gouda to the Farm to Market Committee which meets bi-

monthly in Walton,” added Fred. “Bud’s lifelong experience running a small business and farm operation will come in handy on the Audit Committee that provides fiscal oversight, meets quarterly in Hamden,

and reviews a third-party audit process conducted each July.” To keep close to the pulse of the communities and landowners that it serves, the Council’s program committees also enlist farm and for-

est business owner/operators and other local experts to round out their viewpoints. The Watershed Agricultural Council assists private landowners to

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improve their farm and forest lands in order to protect clean drinking water for nine million New York City residents. The Council works with nearly 1,000 property owners in developing conservation plans and applying those practices in accordance with farm and forest management plans. The Council champions the working landscape model by holding over 20,000 acres in conservation easements. Landowners use a variety of best management

practices, tools and approaches, such as conservation easements, to keep properties active within a working landscape. Working with farmers, agri-business, forest landowners, forest industry professionals and others, the Council seeks to enhance both business profitability and environmental stewardship. The Council also supports strong, viable agriculture and forestry businesses through its “Buy

Local” branding campaigns, Pure Catskills. The Council accomplishes its work in land conservation and water quality protection within the New York City watershed region by embracing partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, government agencies and community stakeholders to achieve its purpose. Along with the oversight provided by the Board of Directors, the WAC partners with nonprofits, local agencies

such as Cornell Cooperative Extensions and Soil & Water Conservation Districts and federal agencies like Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Forest Service to guide and implement its programs. The Council is funded by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, USDA, the USFS and other federal and foundation sources. For more information, visit www.nycwatershed.org.

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Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 2:00 PM: Gouverneur Market, 952 US Hwy. 11, Gouverneur, NY. Calves, Pigs, Goats, Dairy and Beef. Jack Bero, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-322-3500, sale barn 315-287-0220 • 5:00 PM: Central Bridge Livestock, Rte. 30A, Central Bridge, NY. Calves, followed by Beef. Tim Miller, Mgr. & Auctioneer, Empire Livestock Marketing, 518-8682006, 800-321-3211. Tuesday, February 28 • 10:00 AM: 97 Loop Rd., Quarryville, PA (Lancaster Co.). 53 Acre Dairy Farm. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 Friday, March 2 • 10:30 AM: Chesterfield (Burlington Co.) New Jersey. Katona Farms and Neighbors Farm Machinery Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies and registered & grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Saturday, March 3 • 9:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. Consignment Auction of Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: Columbus (Burlington Co.)

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EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKETING LLC 5001 Brittonfield Parkway P.O. Box 4844, East Syracuse, NY 315-433-9129 • 800-462-8802 Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-776-2000 Burton Livestock . . . . . . . . . . .315-829-3105 Central Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-868-2006 Chatham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-392-3321 Cherry Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .716-296-5041 Dryden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607-844-9104 Farm Sale Division . . . . . . . . . .315-436-2215 Gouverneur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-287-0220 Half Acre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315-258-9752 Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585-584-3033 FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK 3 miles east of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Livestock Sale every Wednesday at 1 PM Feeder Cattle Sales monthly Horse Sales as scheduled 585-394-1515 • Fax 585-394-9151 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com FRANKLIN USED EQUIPMENT SALES, INC. AUCTION SERVICE Franklin, NY 607-829-5172 Over 30 Years Experience in Farm Equipment Auctions Frank Walker, Auctioneer P.O. Box 25, Franklin, NY 13775 fwalker2@stny.rr.com

FRALEY AUCTION CO. Auctioneers & Sales Managers, Licensed & Bonded 1515 Kepner Hill Rd., Muncy, PA 570-546-6907 Fax 570-546-9344 www.fraleyauction.com GENE WOODS AUCTION SERVICE 5608 Short St., Cincinnatus, NY 13040 607-863-3821 www.genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com GOODRICH AUCTION SERVICE INC. 7166 St. Rt. 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811 607-642-3293 www.goodrichauctionservice.com H&L AUCTIONS Malone, NY Scott Hamilton 518-483-8787 or 483-8576 Ed Legacy 518-483-7386 or 483-0800 518-832-0616 cell Auctioneer: Willis Shattuck • 315-347-3003 HARRIS WILCOX, INC. Bergen, NY 585-494-1880 www.harriswilcox.com Sales Managers, Auctioneers, & Real Estate Brokers

To Have Your Auction Listed, See Your Sales Representative or Contact David Dornburgh at 518-673-0109 • Fax 518-673-2381 New Jersey. IH Tractors and Haying Equipment for “Ralph” Dubell. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Monday, March 5 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Fat Cow & Feeder Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-8478800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, March 10 • 9:00 AM: Penn Y an, NY (Yates Co.). Finger Lakes Produce Auction Spring Farm Machinery Consignment Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com • 9:00 AM: Penn Yan (Yates Co.) New York. Finger Lakes Produce Auction Spring Farm Machinery Consignment Auction. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com • 9:30 AM: 653 Youkers Bush Rd., St. Johnsville, NY. Public Auction. Farm Equip., Guns, Stoves, Tools & Household. Benuel Fisher Auctions, 518-568-2257 • 3:30 PM: Benton Fire Dept., 932 Rt. 14A, Benton Center, 3 mi. N. of Penn Yan, NY. Seneca Farm Toy Auction. Show 8:30 am - 2 pm. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm Saturday, March 17 • 1138 Rte. 318, Waterloo, NY. Third Annual Spring Equipment Auction. Large

public auction selling for farmers, dealers, bank repo & construction equipment. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315521-3123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 • 8:00 AM: Mendon, NY. Saxby Implement Corp. Public Auction. 200 Lawn Mowers, Vehicles, New Trailers & much more. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:30 AM: Nathan Mason, Callaway, VA (near Rocky Mount). Another Absolute Auction by Ownby. Farm Equipment Dispersal. No Buyer’s Premium!. Ownby Auction & Realty Co., Inc., 804-730-0500 Wednesday, March 21 • 8:55 AM: Rising, MD. 3 Day Retirement Auction. Business Liquidation. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-6628149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 9:00 AM: 3186 Freshour Rd., Canandaigua, NY. Coryn Farm Supplies, Inc. Public Auction of Farm Equip. & Tools. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:30 AM: Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd., Cherry Creek, NY. Monthly Heifer Sale. Followed by our regular Wednesday sale at 1:30 pm. Empire

Livestock Marketing, 716-296-5041 or 585-447-3842 Friday, March 23 • 10:00 AM: Batavia, NY. Jeff & Kathy Thompson Farm Machinery Auction. Selling a full line of farm machinery including Case IH Maxxum 115, Case IH MX110, Case IH 7220, Case IH CX70 plus hay, tillage, barn equipment and much more. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com Saturday, March 24 • Atglen, PA. The Gala at Glen Valley II. Hosted by Glen Valley Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Clymer, NY. Z&M Ag and Turf Farm Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Monday, March 26 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Special Holiday Sheep, Lamb, Goat & Pig Sale. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Wednesday, March 28

• 1:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Regular Livestock Sale. Easter Lamb & Goat Sale approx. 5 pm. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, March 30 • 10:00 AM: Warsaw, Wyoming Co. Estate of Ronald Milcarek Auction. Selling vehicles, farm machinery, tools, & household including ‘07 Chevy Silverado, NH TB100 tractor, MF 573 tractor and more! Watch our website for a complete list and photos. William Kent, Inc., 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com Saturday, March 31 • Cobleskill, NY. 31st Annual Cobleskill Dairy Fashion Sale. Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Cattle Club. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Windmill Farm Market, 3900 Rt. 14A, 5 mi. S. of Penn Yan, NY. Equipment Consignment Auction. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.h tm • 9:00 AM: Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY. Lamb & Webster Used Equipment Auction. Farm Tractors & Machinery, Lawn & Garden Equipment. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com Thursday, April 5 • 11:00 AM: 2324 Ridge Rd., Penn Yan, NY. Marvin & Mildred Koek Excellent Farm

HILLTOP AUCTION CO. 3856 Reed Rd., Savannah, NY 13146 Jay Martin 315-521-3123 Elmer Zieset 315-729-8030

MEL MANASSE & SON, AUCTIONEERS Sales Managers, Auctioneers & Real Estate Brokers Whitney Point, NY Toll free 800-MANASSE or 607-692-4540 Fax 607-692-4327 www.manasseauctions.com

NORTHERN NEW YORK DAIRY SALES North Bangor, NY 518-481-6666 Sales Mgrs.: Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 Harry Neverett 518-651-1818 Auctioneer John (Barney) McCracken 802-524-2991 www.nnyds.com

ROY TEITSWORTH, INC. AUCTIONEERS Specialist in large auctions for farmers, dealers, contractors and municipalities. Groveland, Geneseo, NY 14454 585-243-1563 www.teitsworth.com

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HOSKING SALES Sales Managers & Auctioneer 6810 W. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812 Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 005392 Looking to have a farm sale or just sell a few? Give us a call. Trucking Assistance. Call the Sale Barn or check out our trucker list on the Web site. 607-699-3637 Fax 607-699-3661 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny.rr.com HOSKING SALES-FORMER WELCH LIVESTOCK MARKET Tom & Brenda Hosking • AU 008392 P.O. Box 311, New Berlin, NY 13411 607-847-8800 • 607-699-3637 cell: 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com hoskingsales@stny,rr.com LEAMAN AUCTIONS LTD 329 Brenneman Rd., Willow St., PA 17584 717-464-1128 • cell 610-662-8149 auctionzip.com 3721 leamanauctions.com

MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION 488 Cherry Hill Rd., Middlefield, CT 06455 Sale Every Monday Lisa Scirpo 860-883-5828 Sales Barn 860-349-3204 Res. 860-346-8550 NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLE Norman Kolb & David Kolb, Sales Mgrs. Auctions Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 717-354-4341 Sales Mon., Wed. • Thurs. Special Sales

NORTHEAST KINGDOM SALES INC. Jim Young & Ray LeBlanc Sales Mgrs. • Barton, VT Jim - 802-525-4774 • Ray - 802-525-6913 neks@together.net NORTHAMPTON COOP. AUCTION Whately, MA • Farmer Owned Since 1949 Livestock Commission Auction Sales at noon every Tues. Consignments at 9 AM 413-665-8774

PIRRUNG AUCTIONEERS, INC. P.O. Box 607, Wayland, NY 14572 585-728-2520 • Fax 585-728-3378 www.pirrunginc.com James P. Pirrung R.G. MASON AUCTIONS Richard G. Mason We do all types of auctions Complete auction service & equipment Phone/Fax 585-567-8844

ROBERTS AUCTION SERVICE MARCEL J. ROBERTS Specializing in farm liquidations. 802-334-2638 • 802-777-1065 cell robertsauction@together.net

TOWN & COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICE Rt. 32 N., Schuylerville, NY 518-695-6663 Owner: Henry J. Moak WILLIAM KENT, INC. Sales Managers & Auctioneers Farm Real Estate Brokers • Stafford, NY 585-343-5449 www.williamkentinc.com WRIGHT’S AUCTION SERVICE 48 Community Dr., Derby, VT 14541 802-334-6115 www.wrightsauctions.com

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Equipment Retirement Auction. IH 1420 4WD combine, ‘95 Ford 16’ grain truck, tillage, planting & harvest equip. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m • 11:00 AM: Lakeview Holsteins, 2456 Rt. 14, Penn Yan, NY. Selling complete dairies, registered and grade cattle. Hilltop Auction Company, Jay Martin 315-5213123, Elmer Zeiset 315-729-8030 Friday, April 6 • 11:30 AM: Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Spring Premier All Breed Sale. Selections are underway. Accepting registered high quality cattle. Give us a call. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Saturday, April 7 • Champlain, NY. Betty & Nelson LeDuc Farm Machinery Auction. Full line of machinery: Case MX120 w/ldr., Case IH 8920, Case 5130, NH TB110 w/ldr., Ford 6610. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 www.nnyds.com • 10:30 AM: Independence Township (Allegany Co.) New York. Complete Line of Good Farm Machinery and Livestock Handling and Support Equipment for Lyon View Farm. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Monday, April 9 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Monthly Heifer Sale. 1 pm Dairy. We now sell Lambs, Goats, Pigs & Feeders immediately following Dairy. Calves & Cull Beef approx. 5-5:30 pm. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Friday, April 13 • 10:30 AM: Catskill Tractor, Inc., 384 Center St., Franklin, NY. Farm Equipment Consignment and Inventory Reduction. Franklin Used Equipment Sales, Inc. Auction Service, 607-829-2600 Saturday, April 14 • B&R Dairy, West Chazy, NY. Livestock. Full line of JD farm machinery & tiling equip. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518-481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 www.nnyds.com • Burton Livestock, Vernon, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-8293105 • Syracuse, NY. New York Spring Holstein Sale. Held in conjunction with the New York Spring Dairy Carousel. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 8:00 AM: Farm of Don & Betty Duska, 1820 Co. Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman,

610-662-8149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 • 8:00 AM: Beaver Mountain Farms, 1820 County Rt. 7, Ancram, NY. On the Farm of Don & Betty Duksa, 22nd Annual Auction. Quality Consignments Accepted. Leaman Auctions, J. Edward Leaman, 610-6628149, 717-464-1128 www.leamanauctions.com, auctionzip.com 3721 Saturday, April 21 • Hosking Sales (former Welch Livestock), 6096 NYS Rt. 8, New Berlin, NY (30 miles S. of Utica & 6 miles N. of New Berlin). Annual Spring Machinery Sale & Plant, Tree & Shrub Auction. Accepting consignments groups or single items. Consignments already coming in call today to get into advertising it will make a difference. Expecting a field full of quality farm equipment. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-6993637, 607-847-8800, cell 607-972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com • Quarryville, PA. Wea-Land Holsteins Complete Dispersal. Landis Weaver & Family, Owners. Co-managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com • 9:00 AM: Gerry Rodeo Grounds, RT. 60 Gerry, NY. Chautauqua County Area, Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com • 10:00 AM: Argyle Livestock Station, 8 McEachron Hill Rd., Argyle, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Franklin Used Equipment Sales Inc., Frank Walker Auctioneer 607-829-5172 • 10:30 AM: Dalton (Livingston Co.) New York. Dr. Lonnie and Donna Meeusen Retirement Auction. Clydesdale Horses, Show Wagon, Tack, new JD Tractors, haying line & general purpose line. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Friday, April 27 • Waddington, NY. Complete Dispersal for Gary Tiernan. 200 head of AI sired dairy cattle. Delarm & Treadway, 518-483-4106 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Machinery Consignment Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, April 28 • Heifer Haven, North Bangor, NY. Machinery Consignment Sale. Northern New York Dairy Sales, Harry Neverett, 518481-6666, Joey St. Mary 518-569-0503 www.nnyds.com • 8:00 AM: Teitsworth Auction Yard, Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 42nd Annual New York’s Favorite Consignment Auction. Roy Teitsworth, Inc. Auctioneers, 585-2431563 www.teitsworth.com • 8:00 AM: Benedict Farms, Turin, NY. Complete Machinery Dispersal on the Farm. Tim Miller, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 9:00 AM: 796 No. Cream Hill Rd., Brid-

port, VT. Jim Ferguson Farm Machinery & Small Equipment Sale. All machinery like new. Wide selection of tractors, tools, hay & farm equip. Well maintained. Addison Co. Commission Sales E.G. Wisnowski & Sons, 800-339-COWS or 802-388-2661 • 10:30 AM: Benedict Farms, Turin, NY. Complete Machinery Dispersal on the Farm. Dale Chambers, Manager, Empire Livestock Marketing, 315-829-3105 • 11:00 AM: On the farm Otego, NY. Gretna Acres Registered Brown Swiss Complete Dispersal. 100 Head sell. This is a long established breeding herd (50 years) DHI tested, AI sired. Regular herd health program. Tom & Brenda Hosking 607-699-3637, 607-847-8800, cell 607972-1770 or 1771 www.hoskingsales.com Tuesday, May 1 • 5:00 PM: Greenwood (Steuben Co.) New York. “Warrinerdale Homestead.” The estate of Wayne Warriner, Sr. Farm Equipment. Pirrung Auctioneers, Inc., 585-728-2520 www.pirrunginc.com Saturday, May 5 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Also selling Trowbridge Angus Bulls. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, May 11 • Arcade, NY. Co-Vista 20th Anniversary Sale. Hosted by Co-Vista Holsteins. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, May 12 • 9:00 AM: 3080 Spangle St., Canandaigua, NY. Estate of Tom Oliver. Excellent farm collectibles, signs, 2 Oliver 66 tractors. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-396-1676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, May 19 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, June 1 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, June 9 • 9:00 AM: Don Rice Jr., 5761 Barber Hill Rd., Geneseo, NY. 15 MM farm tractors & parts, 150 MM farm toys, MM & gas signs. Dann Auctioneers, Delos Dann, 585-3961676 www.cnyauctions.com/dannauctioneers.ht m Friday, July 13 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, July 21 • Middleburgh, NY. Reflections of Maple Downs Sale. Hosted by Maple Downs

Farm II. The Cattle Exchange, 607-7462226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com Saturday, July 28 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, August 3 • 6:00 PM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 15 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, September 22 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, October 6 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, October 20 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, November 3 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, November 10 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 1 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Feeder Sale. . Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-394-1515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Saturday, December 8 • 10:00 AM: Finger Lakes Livestock, 3 mi. E. of Canandaigua, NY on Rt. 5 & 20. Saturday Horse Sales. Tack at 9 am, sale at 10 am. Finger Lakes Livestock, 585-3941515 www.fingerlakeslivestockex.com Friday, April 5 • Intercourse, PA. Past Present Future Sale hosted by C.K. Kerrick & Matt Kimball. Held at te Ben K. Stolzfus sale barn. Co-Managed by The Cattle Exchange & Stonehurst Farm. The Cattle Exchange, 607-746-2226, daveramasr@cattlexchange.com www.cattlexchange.com

MIDDLESEX LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middlefield, CT February 13 , 2012 Calves: 45-60# .40-.50; 6175# .7750-.80; 76-90# .85.8750; 91-105# .90-.9750 106# & up 1-1.05. Farm Calves: 1.10-1.25 Started Calves: .50-.62 Veal Calves: 1.30-1.50 Open Heifers: .95-1.20 Beef Heifers: .73-.8850 Feeder Steers: .95-1.20 Beef Steers: 1.03-1.1250 Stock Bull: .90-1.20 Beef Bull: .95-.99 Butcher Hogs: 1.05-1.15 Feeder Pigs (ea): 50-55 Sheep (ea): 85-110 Goats (ea): 50-160; Kids ea. 120-135. Canners: up to 77.50 Cutters: 78-81 Utility: 82-85 Rabbits: 5-23 Chickens: 5-30 Ducks: 13-17 *Next Sale is Feb. 20. On the Hoof, Dollars/Cwt ADDISON COUNTY COMMISSION SALES East Middlebury, VT February 13, 2012 Cattle: 125 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean not well tested; Breakers 75-80% lean 85-91; Boners 80-85% lean 73.50-89.50; Lean 8590% lean 58-81.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls 92-125# 82.50-145; 80-92# 85-125. Vealers: 100-120# 70-85; 90-100# 55-85; 80-90# 6085; 70-80# 72.50-82.50; 6070# 40-62.50. COSTA & SONS LIVESTOCK & SALES Fairhaven, MA February 15, 2012 Cows: Canners 50-79.50; Cutters 80-86.50; Util 8793.50. Bulls: 96.50 Steers: Ch 124; Sel 102104; Hols. 93. Heifers: Holstein 83.50 Calves: 54-141 ea. Feeders: 62-138 Lambs: 155 Goats: 118-202 Kids: 41-158 ea. Sows: 51 Hogs: 55-56 Feeder Pigs: 72 ea. Chickens: 3-13 Rabbits: 2-16.50 Ducks: 4.50-19.50 * Sale every Wed. @ 7 pm. FLAME LIVESTOCK Littleton, MA February 14, 2012 Beef Cattle: Canners 40-70; Cutters 58-75; Util 75-85; Bulls 78-99; Steers 95-120; Hfrs. 65-85. Calves: Growers 120175;Hfrs. 80-120; Veal 90120. Sheep: 80-120; Lambs 2-

2.80. Goats: 140-170 ea; Billies 140-210 ea; Kids 80-140 ea. NORTHAMPTON COOPERATIVE AUCTION, INC Whately, MA February 14, 2012 Calves (/cwt): 0-60# 23-42; 61-75# 20-62; 76-95# 38-70; 96-105# 30-75; 106# & up 60. Farm Calves: 85-160/cwt Start Calves: 115/cwt Feeders: 49-74/cwt Heifers: 70-93.50/cwt Steers: 60/cwt Bulls: 73-89/cwt Rep. Heifers: 1276 ea. Canners: 40-75/cwt Cutters: 76-87/cwt Utility: 88-94/cwt Lambs: 120-255/cwt Sheep: 42.50-120/cwt Goats: 55-190 ea. Rabbits: 2.50-18.50 ea. Poultry: 3.50-12 ea. Hay: 16 lots, 2.80-4.70/bale northamptonlivestockauction.homestead.com HACKETTSTOWN AUCTION Hackettstown, NJ February 14, 2012 Livestock Report: 43 Calves .05-1.40, Avg .75; 34 Cows .20-.84.5, Avg .73; 7 Easy Cows; 6 Feeders 300500# .62-1.22, Avg .91; 8 Heifers .56.5-.96, Avg .78; 5 Bulls .67-.98, Avg .85; 8 Steer .83-1.25, Avg 1.11; 8 Hogs .70-1, Avg .78; 5 Roasting Pigs (ea) 76-80, Avg 78.40; 1 Boar 55; 24 Lambs (/#) 1.80-2.62, Avg 2.29; 2 Goats (ea) 25-185, Avg 105; 9 Kids (ea) 20-115, Avg 78.87; 7 Hides (ea) 3-30, Avg 13.14. Total 167. Poultry & Egg Report: Mixed Fowl (/#) .50; Roosters (ea) 3; Bunnies (ea) 3.257.25; Rabbits (/#) 1.90-3; Pigeons (ea) 2-4.50; Guineas (ea) 7.50. Grade A Eggs: White Jum XL 1.15; Brown Jum XL 1.151.30; L 1.05-1.20; M .90-1. Hay, Straw & Grain Report: 1 Alfalfa 6.80; 22 Mixed 1.204; 8 Grass 1-3.90; 1 Mulch 1.40; 1 Oat Straw 1.60; 2 Wheat Straw 2-3.30; 2 Rye Straw 3.30-3.60; 1 Ground Corn 6.80; 1 Oat 5; 4 Firewood 25-65; 2 Cedar Posts 60-80. Total 45 . CAMBRIDGE VALLEY LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Cambridge, NY No report EMPIRE LIVESTOCK MARKET BURTON LIVESTOCK Vernon, NY February 9, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 50-150; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-170;

80-92# 70-130; Bob Veal 1050. Cull Cows: Gd 68-88; Lean 45-67; Hvy. Beef Bulls 74-93. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 800-1400; Springing Cows 800-1300; Springing Hfrs. 750-1450; Bred Hfrs. 700-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 7501550; Open Hfrs. 300-750; Started Hfrs. 100-300; Service Bulls 400-1000. Beef: Feeders 50-115; Hols Sel 75-108. Lamb/Sheep: Market 70180; Slaughter Sheep 20-60. Goats: Billies 75-175; Nannies 60-125; Kids 20-80. Swine: Sow 30-55. CENTRAL BRIDGE LIVESTOCK Central Bridge, NY February 9, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 40-150; Grower Bulls over 92# 100-175; 80-92# 70-135; Bob Veal 1045. Cull Cows: Gd 68-85; Lean 45-67; Hvy Beef Bulls 75-92. Dairy Replacements: Fresh Cows 700-1400; Springing Cows 750-1250; Springing Hfrs. 800-1350; Bred Hfrs. 800-1200; Fresh Hfrs. 7501450; Open Hfrs. 400-800; Started Hfrs. 150-500; Service Bulls 600-1000. Beef: Feeders 50-110; Hols. Ch 82-104. Lambs: Market 75-180; Slaughter Sheep 25-60. Goats: Billies 80-175; Nannies 60-120; Kids 20-80. Swine: Sow 40-70. CHATHAM MARKET Chatham, NY February 13, 2012 Calves: Grower over 92# 100-130; 80-92# 90-135; Bob Veal 58-66. Cull Cows: Gd 79-86; Lean 68-77; Hvy. Beef Bulls 88-92. Beef: Feeders 85-115; Hfrs. 69-115; Steer 69-85. Lamb/Sheep: Market 160195; Slaughter Sheep 65-70. Goats: Nannies 130-165; Kids 65. Swine: Hog 35. *Buyers always looking for pigs. CHERRY CREEK Cherry Creek, NY February 8, 2011 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 120-142.50; 80-92# 115140; Bob Veal 25-55. Cull Cows: Gd 74-83.50; Lean 58-74.50; Hvy Beef Bulls 83-92. Beef: Ch 115-120; Sel 92100; Hols. Ch 100-110; Sel 82-88. Swine: Sow 55-68; Feeder Pig/hd 20. DRYDEN MARKET Dryden, NY February 13, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 70-130; Grower Bulls over 92# 110-170; 80-92# 100-150; Bob Veal 10-50.

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Cull Cows: Gd 75-89; Lean 60-74; Hvy. Beef Bulls 82-96. Beef: Feeders 75-85; Hols Sel 104-109. Goats: Billies 125. GOUVERNEUR LIVESTOCK Governeur, NY February 9, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 80-135; Grower Bulls over 92# 90-172.50; 80-92# 80-137.50; Bob Veal 30-79. Cull Cows: Gd 75-88; Lean 68-78; Hvy. Beef Bulls 8290.50. Beef: Hols. Sel 99-108. PAVILION MARKET Pavilion, NY February 13, 2012 Calves: Grower Bulls over 92# 120-145; 80-92# 80-140; Bob Veal 35-60. Cull Cows: Gd 74-82; Lean 65-77; Hvy Beef Bulls 91.Beef: Feeders 118-134. Lambs/Sheep: Slaughter Sheep 67.50. BATH MARKET Bath, NY February 9, 2012 Calves: Hfrs. 90-130; Grower Bulls over 92# 110-155; 80-92# 90-140; Bob Veal 2060. Cull Cows Gd 73-85; Lean 58-70; Hvy Beef Bulls 82-94. Beef: Sel 100-104; Ch 101; Hols. Sel 92-98. Lamb/Sheep: Market 160180; Slaughter 40-50. Goats: Billies 45-85. Swine: Hog 70-77; Sow 4755; Feeder Pig/hd 27-45. FINGER LAKES LIVESTOCK AUCTION Canandaigua, NY No report FINGER LAKES PRODUCE AUCTION Penn Yan, NY No report Produce Mon. @ 10 am,

Wed-Fri. @ 9 am sharp! FINGER LAKES HAY AUCTION Penn Yan, NY February 7 & 10, 2012 Hay: 95-205, 1st cut; 110275, 2nd cut; 125-300. Straw: 155-255 Firewood: 42 EarCorn: 180 * Hay Tuesdays & Fridays @ 11:15 am. Produce Friday @ 9 am sharp! HOSKING SALES New Berlin, NY February 13, 2012 Cattle: Dairy Cows for Slaughter Bone Util .70-.90; Canners/Cutters .58-.65; Easy Cows .60 & dn. Bulls: Bulls & Steers .80-.95. Feeders: Dairy .70-.89. Calves: Bull Calves 96-120# .80-1.5250; up to 95# .10.95; Hols. under 100# 1. Dairy: Milking age up to 1750; Bred Hfrs. up to 1150. BELKNAP LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belknap, PA February 8, 2012 Slaughter Heifers: 11861360# 116-120.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 79-83.50, hi ddress 84-84.50, lo dress 76.50-77; Boners 74-78, hi dress 80, lo dress 67.50; Lean 68-73, hi dress 74, lo dress 66-67.50. Bulls: YG 1 1244-2042# 88.50-90.50; YG 2 10881390# 82-84.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 3 400-500# 71-87; 950-1100# 76-83; Hfrs. M&L 1 600# 114; M&L 2 600# 94-96. Feeder Calves: No. 1 Hols. Bullss 95-120# 115-132.50; No. 2 90-130# 92.50-110; No. 3 90-120# 57.50-85. Vealers: Util 65-120# 37.5047.50 Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 249280#

72.50-76; 40-45% lean 248286# 70-72; Boars 500# 22. Feeder Pigs: 40-50# 3547.50/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 1-2 66-86# 183-202.50; Ewes Util 1-2 182-234# 7-86. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 70# 146; Sel 2 70# 132.50; Nannies Sel 1 110# 127.50; Billies Sel 1 90# 157.50; 180# 185. BELLEVILLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Belleville, PA February 8, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 76.50-80.25, hi dress 82, lo dress 70-73.50; Boners 71-75.50, hi dress 75-79, lo dress 64-68; Lean 85-90% lean 65-69.50, hi dress 75.50, lo dress 57.5064.50. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 9901566# 79-81.50. Feeder Cattle: Steers S 3 Jersey 620# 72; L 3 Hols. 330-428# 76-87; 650# 82; L 3 Hols. 766# 81. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 94-118# 115-132; 8892# 115-132; No. 2 94-106# 102-120; 80-88# 100-120; No. 3 84-106# 72-100; Hols. Hfrs. No. 2 80-86# 70-100; Vealers 72-102# 40-77. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 230# 195/hd; Sows US 1-3 350# 175/hd; Boars 280-350# 60120/hd. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 15-40# 10-29; 60-90# 28-42; Roasting Pigs 150-170# 135140/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 46-68# 165-210; 70104# 120-195; 114# 177.50; Ewes Gd 1-2 196# 95; 270# 85; Rams 196-230# 100-110. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 70-80# 95-125; Sel 2 35-40# 35-75; 60# 80; Nannies Sel 1 90-130# 85-135; Billies Sel 1 170-180# 215.

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WEEKLY MARKET REPORT CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA February 14, 2012 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 1515# 126; Hols. lineback 1480# 117.50. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 87.50-91.50; Boners 81.5087; Lean 79-88.50; Big Middle/lo dress/lights 68-78.50; Shelly 66 & dn. Bulls: Hols. 1155# 89; Longhorn 1065# 59. Feeder Cattle: Hfrs. Hols 360-445# 97; Bulls L 1 605630# 104-116; Dairy types 895-1020# 78-86.50. Calves Ret. to Farm: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 132-146; No. 2 80-120# 105-132; No. 3 75-115# 85-115; Util 85 & dn. Swine: Hogs 235-240# 6669; 255-285# 63-68; 385465# 52-59.50; Barrows 505615# 45-49.50; Gilts 505550# 5455.50. Goats (/hd): L Nanny 142; Fancy Kids 140-164. Sale every Tuesday * 5 pm for Rabbits, Poultry & Eggs * 6 pm for Livestock starting with calves. * Special Fed Cattle Sales Feb 21 & March 6 & 20. Receiving 7:30 until 10 am. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC Carlisle, PA February 14, 2012 Rabbits: 5-24 Chickens: 2.50-7.50 Bunnies: 8.50 Guineas: 7.50 Guinea Pigs: .50-1.50 Ducks: 6.50 Eggs (/dz): Brown Jum 1.351.70; XL 1-1.20; L 1; Mixed .85. All animals sold by the piece. Sale starts at 5 pm. CARLISLE LIVESTOCK MARKET, INC State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Carlisle, PA No report *Next State Graded Feeder Pig Sale Fri., Feb. 17. Receiving from 7:30 until 10 am. Sale time 1 pm. DEWART LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET, INC February 6, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 82-83.50, hi dress 91; Breakers 77-81; Boners 73.50-77, hi dress 76.50-78, lo dress 70-72; Lean 6972.50, lo dress 62-67.50. Bulls: 1424# 84.50. Feeder Steers: 500-776# 115-117. Feeder Heifers: 650-772# 99-114. Feeder Bulls: 462-500# 110-125. Calves: 172. Bull Calves No. 1 94-120# 127-145; 80-92# 137-147; No. 2 94-124# 120135; 80-92# 120-140; No. 3

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Eighty-Four 94-120# 85-120; 80-92# 90115; Hfrs. No. 1 82-114# 175197; No. 2 82-98# 100-172; Util 70-118# 42-82; 58-68# 15-30. Sows: 478-550# 61-65 Sheep: 118-182# 85-95 Goats: Kids 92-100; Billies 210. EarCorn: 6 lds, 185-210/ton Hay (/ton): 20 lds, Timothy Grass 175-300; Mixed 135250; Grass 100-330; Alfalfa/Grass 100-330. Straw: 9 lds, 155-200/ton. Firewood: 7 lds, 32-80/ld. Round Bales: 3 lds, 40-47 EIGHTY FOUR LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Holland, PA February 13, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75# lean 91-94; Breakers 75-80% lean 8589.50; Boners 80-85% lean 79-84.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73-78, hi dress 79.50, lo dress 68-72. Slaughter Bulls: YG 2 1460# 86. Feeder Cattle: Heifers M&L 1 400# 149; 500# 145 M&L 2 300-500# 117.50-130; Bulls M&L 1 600# 136; M&L 2 300500# 119-120; 800# 97.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-120# 140-165; No. 2 90-130# 115-135; No. 3 85120# 67.50-107.50; Vealers Util 65-120# 30-62.50. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 205-235# 78-79.50; 40-45% lean 210335# 70-73; Boars 400# 25. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 50-60# 205-235; 80# 217.50; Yearlings 120-125# 162-165; Ewes Util 1-2 125160# 69-96. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 55# 127.50; Nannies Sel 2 100-105# 90-137.50/cwt; Sel 3 50-70# 46-67.50. GREENCASTLE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Greencastle, PA February 13, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1374-1540# 128.50131.50; Ch 2-3 1226-1530# 123-128.50; Sel 1-3 1192-

1446# 116-121.50; Hols. Ch 2-3 1472-1512# 109.50-110; 1690# 109; Sel 1-3 13041594# 95-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1292-1420# 128.50132.50; Hols. 1384# 103; Ch 2-3 1108-1374# 122-127; 1350# 90.50-94; Sel 1-3 1084-1266# 114. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 81.75-86, hi dress 87.75-92.25, lo dress 77.75-81.50; Boners 80-85% lean 77-82.50, hi dress 81.25-86.25, lo dress 71.2576.50; Lean 85-90% lean 73.50-79.50, hi dress 79.5082.50, lo dress 66-72. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10081938# 88-99.50, hi dress 1560-1920# 102-103, lo dress 1080-1465# 83-89. Feeder Calves: Steers M&L 1 553-626# 137.50-140; 8871018# 112-116; L 3 Hols. 700-1010# 89-99; Hfrs. M&L 1 510-624# 132.50-140; 780# 117.50; M&L 2 368422# 137.50-145; Bulls L 3 Hols. 438# 92.50; 888# 96 Hols. Bull calves No. 1 94124# 130-147.50; 86-92# 132.50-140; No. 2 94-124# 110-135; 76-92# 125-137.50; No. 3 76-110# 70-110; Hols. Hfr. calves No. 1 92-98# 157.50-200; No. 2 78-84# 95132.50. Vealers: Util 66-116# 52.5087.50. Slaughter Hogs: Boars 346# 38. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 76-108# 187.50192.50; 124# 175; Ewes Gd 2-3 178# 90-92.50; 218# 87.50. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-40# 100-132.50; 50-65# 132.50; Sel 2 under 20# 1015; 20-40# 42.50-112.50; 4555# 90-122.50; Nannies Sel 1 100-170# 140-180; Sel 2 90-140# 122.50-147.50; 130200# 132.50; Billies Sel 2 100-110# 145-152.50; Wethers Sel 1 180# 1225. INDIANA FARMERS LIVESTOCK AUCTION Homer City, PA February 9, 2012

Slaughter Cattle: Steers Ch 2-3 1410# 122.50; Sel 1-2 1370-1482# 117.50-118.50; Hols. Steers Sel 1-2 13061816# 90.50-95; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 1208-1326# 120-121.50; Sel 1-2 1174-1524# 116-117. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean hi dress 91; Breakers 75-80% lean 79.50-83.50; Boners 80-85% lean 75-79; Lean 85-90% lean 71.50-74.50, lo dress 64.50-68. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 2 400# 132.50; Hfrs. M&L 1 600# 120; M&L 2 300-400# 125-147.50; Bulls M&L 1 400# 152.50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 90-125# 135-155; No. 2 90-125# 110-130; No. 3 85120# 90-110; Hfrs. No. 1 70135# 130-155; Vealers Util 70-120# 25-45. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 45-50% lean 306# 79. Sows: US 1-3 600# 54. Boars: 300-500# 24-27. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3-45# 55/hd. Slaughter Sheep: Ewes Util 1-2 148# 70. Goats: Kids Sel 1 60# 100. KUTZTOWN HAY & GRAIN AUCTION Kutztown, PA February 11, 2012 Alfalfa: 1 ld, 180 Mixed Hay: 12 lds, 165-290 Timothy: 6 lds, 220-270 Grass: 5 lds, 170-270 Straw: 6 lds, 175-180 Firewood: 8 lds, 50-105 LANCASTER WEEKLY CATTLE SUMMARY New Holland, PA February 10, 2011 Slaughter Cattle: Steers Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1265-1645# 126.50-130; Ch 2-3 11151575# 122-127; Sel 2-3 1085-1410# 116-124; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1425-1630# 108-114; Ch 2-3 1290-1640# 101-111; Sel 2-3 11501560# 94-105; Hfrs. Ch 2-3 1070-1575# 117-126; Sel 2-3 1065-1335# 111-116. Slaughter Cows: Prem Whites 65-75% lean 80.50-

86, hi dress 86-91, lo dress 72-79; Breakers 75-80% lean 76-81, hi dress 81-86, lo dress 71-76; Boners 80-85% lean 74-78.50, hi dress 78.50-82, lo dress 68.50-74; Lean 85-90% lean 65-73, hi dress 73-77.50, lo dress 5965. Slaughter Bulls: Thurs. YG 1 1045-2085# 88-93. Holstein Bull Calves: Thurs. No. 1 114-128# 120-127; 90112# 135-148; 86-88# 125; No. 2 112-128# 120-129; 80110# 137-144, pkg 129; No. 3 100-130# 107-116; 72-98# 117-127, pkg 138; Util 90110# 40-88; 60-88# 17-25; Hfrs. No. 1 85-105# 160-210; No. 2 70-95# 125-150. LEBANON VALLEY LIVESTOCK AUCTION Fredericksburg, PA February 7, 2012 Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 82-87; Breakers 75-80% lean 7580.50; Boners 80-85% lean 68-74.50; Lean 85-90% lean 62.50-65.50, lo dress 50-55. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 120-145; 8090# 100-120; No. 2 95-120# 110-120; No. 3 80-110# 7085; Util 70-105# 20-70. LEESPORT LIVESTOCK AUCTION Leesport, PA February 8, 2012 Slaughter Holstein Steers: Ch 2-3 1295-1560# 107.50110; Sel 1-3 1305-1660# 93.50-98.50. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1300# 120; Sel 1-3 10001360# 90-95.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 83-87.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 75.508050, hi dress 84-87.50; Boners 80-85% lean 71.5076, hi dress 77.50-81.50; Lean 85-90% lean 64-70, hi dress 71.50-73.50, lo dress 54-59. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 11052460# 87-92, hi dress 94. Feeder Cattle: Vealers 70110# 10-50. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-120# 127.50-140; 85-90# 100-140; No. 2 95130# 110-130; No. 3 80120# 80-120. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 140# 137.50; Yearlings Gd 2-3 90-140# 77.50110; Sheep Gd 2-3 180# 883. Goats: Kids Sel 1 30-60# 105-125; Nannies Sel 2 100130# 115-125; Billies Sel 1 150# 172. Slaughter Hogs: 45-50% lean 130-190# 61-65. MIDDLEBURG LIVESTOCK AUCTION Middleburg, PA February 7, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1160-1535# 129-133;

Ch 2-3 1125-1480# 123-129; full/YG 4-5 1135-1460# 118123; Sel 1-3 1300-1485# 117.50-123; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1335-1565# 110-113; Ch 2-3 1280-1565# 104.50110.50; 1640-1680# 98-102; Sel 1-3 1175-1600# 96-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1250-1285# 127-129; Ch 2-3 1035-1390# 120126.50; full/YG 4-5 11901480# 119-120; Hols. 13851395# 94.50-95; Sel 1-3 1050-1395# 115-120. Slaughter Cows: Prem. Whites 65-75% lean 78.5080.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 74-79, lo dress 68.50-73.50; Boners 80-85% lean 69-75, hi dress 76.50-78, lo dress 65-70; Lean 85-90% lean 64.50-70, hi dress 73-74, lo dress 60.50-65. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 13651925# 87-95, hi dress 1745# 95.50; lo dress 990-1370# 72-85. Feeder Cattle: Steers M&L 1 600-730# 125-130; Hereford 835# 105; M&L 2 225# 160; 435-447# 137-165; L 3 Hols. 232# 115; 300-495# 85-102; 510-920# 78-97; Hfrs. M 1 470# 147; M&L 2 230-255# 127-135; 365-488# 115-147; 552-675# 115-137; 710-823# 88-95; Bulls M&L 1 457-465# 165-167; M&L 2 200-280# 125-147; 375-495# 150-158; 535# 149; 765-805# 90-97; L 3 Hols. 225# 100; 855-960# 79-80. Feeder Calves: Hols. Bulls No. 1 95-115# 120-140; 8590# 125-137; No. 2 95-115# 105-127; 80-90# 100-127; No. 3 70-120# 72-107; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 95-110# 140-160; No. 2 80-85# 100-122; Vealers Util 85-100# 65-80. Slaughter Hogs: Barrows & Gilts 49-54% lean 238-275# 75-80, late sale 69-71; 280295# 76-81, late sale 70-75; 300-340# 74-79, late sale 68-72; 45-50% lean 240275# 70-76, late sale 65-68; 280-330# 70-78, late sale 67-69; Sows US 1-3 310490# 58-67; 515-670# 55-57; Boars 345-420# 29-36. Feeder Pigs: US 1-3 20-40# 16-36; 60-90# 38-51; Roasting Pigs 160-195# 50-65/cwt. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch 2-3 25-50# 240-290; 7375# 182-202; 115-130# 132140; Ewes Gd 2-3 103-170# 95-110; Rams 170-180# 102-107. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 50-60# 117-137; 70-100# 147-170; Sel 2 20-40# 50-85; 45-65# 90-122; Sel 3 40-65# 45-65; Nannies Sel 1 90# 135; Sel 2 90-150# 117-125; Sel 3 70-80# 77-85; Wethers Sel 2 150# 167. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK AUCTION Martinsburg, PA February 13, 2012 Cattle: 77

Cows: Steers Ch 112-117; Gd 106-112; Hfrs. Ch 110115; Gd 100-108; Util & Comm. 72-82; Canner/lo Cutter 72 & dn. Bullocks: Gd & Ch 82-92 Bulls: YG 1 72-85 Cattle: Steers 80-110; Bulls 75-125; Hfrs. 70-100. Calves: 82. Ch 100-120; Gd 80-95; Std 15-85; Hols. Bulls 90-130# 90-140. Hogs: 43. US 1-2 75-78; US 1-3 70-75; Sows US 1-3 5565; Boars 27-47. Feeder Pigs: 6. US 1-3 2050# 30-65. Sheep: 23. SI Ewes 60-80. Goats: 20-140 MORRISON’S COVE HAY REPORT Martinsburg, PA February 13, 2012 Alfalfa: 170-315 Alfalfa/Grass: 275-355 Grass: 230-345 Timothy: 145-180 Mixed Hay: 180-330 Round Bales: 135-180 Lg. Sq. Bales: 128-260 Straw: 130-240 Hay Auction held every Monday at 12:30 pm. MORRISON’S COVE LIVESTOCK, POULTRY & RABBIT REPORT Martinsburg, PA February 13, 2012 Roosters: 3-5 Hens: 1.50-3.75 Banties: .05-2 Pigeons:-2-3.80 Bunnies: 3.25-7 Rabbits: 8-12.50 Auction held every Monday at 7 pm. NEW HOLLAND SALES STABLES New Holland, PA February 9, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1265-1625# 126.50130; Ch 2-3 1115-1565# 122-126; Sel 2-3 1085-1340# 116-121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 24 1425-1630# 110-114; Ch 2-3 1300-1640# 101-106; Sel 2-3 1115-1560# 90-94. Slaughter Heifers: Ch 2-3 1070-1320# 117-122; Sel 2-3 1065-1335# 111-116. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 65-75% lean 79-83.50, hi dress 84-88; Breakers 7580% lean 76-80, hi dress 8085, lo dress 72-76; Boners 80-85% lean 72-76, hi dress 77-81, lo dress 67-71; Lean 88-90% lean 64-68.50, hi dress 70-72.50, lo dress 5762. Slaughter Bulls: YG 1 10452085# 88-93. Graded Bull Calves: No. 1 114-128# 120-127; 90-112# 135-148; 86-88# 125; No. 2 112-128# 120-129; 80-110# 137-144, pkg 129; No. 3 100130# 107-116; 72-98# 117127, pkg 138; Util 90-110# 40-50; 60-88# 17-25. Holstein Heifer Calves: No.

1 85-105# 160-210; No. 2 7095# 125-150. NEW HOLLAND PIG AUCTION New Holland, PA February 1, 2012 US 1-2: 20-30# 140-145; 3040# 135-145; 40-50# 155; 60-90# 70-90. US 2: pkg 31# 150; pkg 42# 110; pkg 57# 140. *Next Feeder Pig Sale is Wed., Feb. 15. NEW HOLLAND SHEEP & GOATS AUCTION New Holland, PA February 6, 2012 Slaughter Lambs: Non-Traditional, Wooled, Shorn Ch & Pr 2-3 50-60# 256-260; 6080# 235-258; 80-90# 215230; 90-110# 200-215; 110130# 206-220; 130-150# 185-200; Wooled & Shorn Ch 2-3 60-80# 220-242; 80-90# 208-223; 90-110# 175-190; 110-130# 160-175; 130-150# 146-161. Slaughter Ewes: Gd 2-3 M flesh 120-160# 106-121; 160-200# 102-117; 200-300# 88-102; Util 1-2 thin flesh 120-160# 104-120. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 109-140; 60-80# 144160; 80-100# 152-171; 100110# 163-178; Sel 2 40-60# 90-118; 60-80# 112-134; 8090# 126-142; Sel 3 30-40# 50-61; 40-60# 64-82; 60-90# 74-89; Nannies/Does Sel 1 80-130# 140-155; 130-180# 152-167; Sel 2 80-130# 118133; Sel 3 50-80# 79-93; 80130# 95-110; Bucks/Billies Sel 1 100-150# 178-193; 150-250# 218-240; Sel 2 100-150# 145-165; 150-250# 165-181. NEW WILMINGTON LIVESTOCK AUCTION New Wilmington, PA No report NEW WILMINGTON PRODUCE AUCTION, INC. New Wilmington, PA No report PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Market Summary Compared to last week corn sold .05 to .10 lower, wheat sold steady to .05 lower, barley sold .05 to .10 higher, Oats sold steady & Soybeans sold steady. EarCorn sold steady to 3 higher. All prices /bu. except ear corn is /ton. Southeastern PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.92-7.28, Avg 7.10, Contracts 5.64-5.74; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.106.80, Avg 6.42, Contracts 6.26-6.28; Barley No. 3 Range 4.70-6, Avg 5.40, Contracts 4.50; Oats No. 2 Range 4.50-4.80, Avg 4.60; Soybeans No 2 Range 11.54-12.09, Avg 11.85,

Contracts 11.76-12.05; EarCorn Range 200-205, Avg 202.50. Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.80-7.10, Avg 6.94; Wheat No. 2 6.29; Barley No. 3 Range 6.50; Oats No. 2 4-4.40, Avg 4.23; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.4012.09, Avg 11.66; EarCorn Range 195-225. South Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.10, Avg 6.96; Wheat No. 2 Range 67.10, Avg 6.56; Barley No. 3 Range 4-6.20, Avg 4.97; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5.10, Avg 4.27; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-11.94, Avg 11.57; EarCorn Range 195-200, Avg 197.50. Lehigh Valley Area: Corn No. 2 Range 7-7.25, Avg 7.14; Wheat No. 2 Range 6.50-7.50, Avg 7; Barley No. 3 Range 6; Oats No. 2 Range 4.55; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11.20-11.80, Avg 11.60; Gr. Sorghum Range 5.90. Eastern & Central PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.70-7.25, Avg 7.02, Month Ago 6.82, Year Ago 7.07; Wheat No. 2 Range 6-7.50, Avg 6.56, Month Ago 6.27, Year Ago 8.15; Barley No. 3 Range 46.50, Avg 5.29, Month Ago 5.20 Year Ago 4.28; Oats No. 2 Range 3.25-5.10, Avg 4.36, Month Ago 4.27, Year Ago 2.84; Soybeans No. 2 Range 11-12.09, Avg 11.67, Month Ago 11.03, Year Ago 13.59; EarCorn Range 195225; Avg 205.71, Month Ago 196, Year Ago 156.25. Western PA: Corn No. 2 Range 6.10-6.50, Avg 6.34; Wheat No. 2 Range 5.95; Oats No. 2 3.20-4.85, Avg 4.01; Soybeans No. 2 11.84. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Weekly Livestock Summary February 10, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 127-131.50; Ch 1-3 122-127; Sel 1-2 116-121; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 110114; Ch 2-3 104-109; Sel 1-2 94-102. Slaughter Heifers: Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 127-129; Ch 1-3 120126.50; Sel 1-2 112-118. Slaughter Cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 76-81; Boners 80-85% lean 71-78; Lean 8590% lean 64-71.50. Slaughter Bulls: hi dress 94-101; Avg dress 84-94; lo dress 77-83. Feeder Steers: M&L 1 300500# 150-212; 500-700# 125-165; M&L 2 300-500# 130-182.50; 500-700# 110142.50. Feeder Heifers: M&L 1 300500# 147-166; 500-700# 129-155; M&L 2 300-500# 115-145; 500-700# 115-137. Feeder Bulls: M&L 1 300500# 165-217.50; 500-700#

132-161; M&L 2 300-500# 125-158; 500-700# 107.50127.50. Vealers: Util 60-120# 20-80. Farm Calves: No. 1 Hols. bulls 95-125# 120-150; No. 2 95-125# 105-130; No. 3 80120# 70-115; No. 1 Hols. Hfrs. 84-105# 160-220; No. 2 80-105# 80-160. Hogs: Barrows & Glts 4954% lean 220-270# 6068.50; 45-50% lean 220270# 52-65.50. Sows: US 1-3 300-500# 53.50-55; 500-700# 5558.50. Graded Feeder Pigs: US 12 20-30# 140-145; 30-40# 135-145; 40-50# 155-165; 60-90# 70-80; US 2 pkg 30# 150; pkg 40# 110; pkg 55# 140; 80-125# 60-70. Slaughter Sheep: Lambs Ch & Pr 2-3 40-60# 265-310; 60-80# 220-250; 80-110# 175-219; 110-150# 146-188; Ch 1-3 40-60# 218-232; 6080# 197-217; 80-110# 155200; Ewes Gd 2-3 120-160# 103-116; 160-200# 96-111. Slaughter Goats: Kids Sel 1 40-60# 115-138; 60-80# 126160; 80-100# 143-159; Sel 2 40-60# 90-105; 60-80# 105144; 80-100# 127-145; Sel 3 40-60# 56-79; 60-80# 85101; Nannies Sel 1 80-130# 130-145; 130-180# 144-159; Sel 2 80-130# 120-134; Sel 3 50-80# 77-93; 80-130# 911104; Billies Sel 1 100-150# 154-200; 150-250# 202-217; Sel 2 100-150# 146-161; 150-250# 170-185. PA DEPT OF AGRICULTURE Hay Market Summary Hay & Straw Market For Eastern PA: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and /ton. All hay and straw reported sold /ton. Compred to last week hay & straw sold steady. Alfalfa 175-335; Mixed Hay 170-335; Timothy 150-240; Straw 120-180; Mulch 60-100. Summary of Lancaster Co. Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 285 lds 52 Straw; Alfalfa 157-400; Mixed Hay 100460; Timothy 140-400; Grass 100-350; Straw 140-200, mostly 150-180. Diffenbach Auct, February 6, 119 lds Hay, 18 lds Straw. Alfalfa 175-350; Mixed Hay 150-460; Timothy 170-400; Grass 210-350; Straw 140200. Green Dragon, Ephrata: February 10, 79 lds Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 157-400; Mixed Hay 100-335; Timothy 142300; Grass Hay 100-305; Straw 150-172. Weaverland Auct, New Holland: February 9, 30 lds Hay, 10 Straw. Alfalfa 210-270; Mixed Hay 150-400; Timothy 160-200; Grass 180-290; Straw 165-200. Wolgemuth Auction: Leola,

PA: February 8, 57 lds Hay, 11 Straw. Alfalfa 205-360; Mixed Hay 145-415; Timothy 175-210; Grass 185-260; Straw 140-200. Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices/ton, 170 Loads Hay, 51 Straw. Alfalfa 135-365; Mixed Hay 95-320; Timothy 115-275; Grass 80-270; Straw 120220, mostly 160-205. Belleville Auct, Belleville: February 8, 42 lds Hay, 3 lds Straw. Alfalfa 200-305; Mixed 120-312.50; Straw 135-220. Dewart Auction, Dewart: February 6, 33 lds Hay, 13 Straw. Alfalfa 310; Mixed Hay 100-320; Grass 100-250; Straw 160-205. Greencastle Livestock: February 6 & 9, 21 lds Hay, 5 Straw. Alfalfa 170-365; Mixed Hay 95-207.50; Timothy 147.50; Grass 82.50-270; Straw 110-137.50. Kutztown Auction, Kutztown: February 11, 24 lds Hay, 6 Straw. Alfalfa 180; Mixed Hay 165-290; Timothy 220-270; Grass Hay 245270. Middleburg Auct, Middleburg: February 7, 50 lds Hay, 8 Straw. Alfalfa 135-320; Mixed Hay 95-285; Timothy 115-275; Grass 80-235; Straw 120-175. Leinbach’s Mkt, Shippensburg: January 7 & 10, 80 lds Hay, 23 Straw. Alfalfa 145320; Mixed Hay 85-295; Timothy 175-250; Grass 135285; Straw 150-210. New Wilmington Livestock, New Wilmington: February 10, 40 lds Hay, 3 Straw. Alfalfa 180-200; Timothy 160-200; Grass 160-180; Straw 75190. VINTAGE SALES STABLES February 13, 2012 Slaughter Steers: Hi Ch & Pr 3-4 1315-1465# 125-

129.50; Ch 2-3 1235-1570# 122.50-126.50, mostly 119.50-122; Sel 2-3 12551460# 119.50-121.50; Hols. Hi Ch & Pr 2-3 1320-1730# 109-110.50; Ch 2-3 13001705# 102.50-106.50; Sel 23 94-100.50. Slaughter Cows: Prem. White 75-80% lean 80.5085.50; Breakers 75-80% lean 77.50-82, hi dress 82-84, lo dress 70-73.50; Boners 8085% lean 75-80, hi dress 8185, lo dress 70-73; Lean 8890% lean 73-78, hi dress 7880.50, lo dress 68-72.50. Holstein Bull Calves: No. 1 95-120# 115-125; 80-90# 8595; No. 2 95-115# 85-90; 8090# 75-80; No. 3 80-100# 6080; Util 80-110# 30-60. Holstein Heifers: No. 1 90105# 120-130. *Next Feeder Cattle Sale is March 9. WEAVERLAND AUCTION New Holland, PA February 9, 2012 Alfalfa: 4 lds, 210-270 Timothy Hay: 2 lds, 160200 Orchard Grass: 1 ld 175 Mixed Hay: 17 lds, 150-400 Grass: 6 lds, 185-290 Straw: 10 lds, 165-200 EarCorn: 1 ld, 85 Firewood: 7 lds, 55-115 Wrapped Baleage: 1 ld, 50/bale. Baleage: 1 ld, 60/bale Baleage Mixed: 3 lds 5560/bale. WOLGEMUTH AUCTION Leola, PA February 8, 2012 Alfalfa: 7 lds, 226-300 Mixed: 32 lds, 215-325 Timothy: 4 lds, 230-265 Grass: 13 lds, 184-240 Straw: 13 lds, 167-195 Fodder: 1 ld, 120 Baleage: 1 ld, 40 Firewood: 3 lds, 82-105

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BIDDING STARTS NOW AND CLOSES ON APRIL 1ST, 2012 AT 3:00P.M. EST

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New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine on Feb. 9 applauded USDA for responding to New York farmers by publishing updated compensation rates for orchards and nurseries infested with the stone fruit disease, Plum Pox Virus (PPV). While the rates went into effect immediately, USDA is seeking comments on the new rates and New York growers are encouraged to voice their opinion of the increased compensation. “I commend USDA for hearing our

pleas for a higher, more adequate compensation rate for growers with trees impacted by Plum Pox Virus,” the Commissioner said. “Support from growers is key in eradicating this potentially economically devastating disease, and these increases will ensure continued cooperation from the stone fruit industry as we work to protect their crop from Plum Pox Virus in New York State.” Orchard and nursery growers of PPV impacted species are compensated for

PUBLIC AUCTION

Farm Equipment - Guns - Tools - Household

Saturday, March 10th - 9:30 AM Snow Date March 24th

Location: 653 Youkers Bush Rd., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 Directions: Rt. 5 in St. Johnsville go North on N. Division St. stay right onto Lasselsville Rd. approx. 2 miles make left onto Youkers Bush and watch for signs.

FARM EQUIPMENT: Ford 4630 Turbo w/7310 loader low hrs., 987 hrs., very nice and clean; 3pt. Hydr. log splitter; NH 478 Haybine; 258 NH Rollerbar Rake; JD 336 Baler w/thrower; Flat Wagon; NI 351 Manure Spreader; 6' 286 Bush Hog; 6' York Rake; 16' Horse Trailer; John Deere LT160 Lawn Mower; 2003 Polaris 500 Sportsman 4 wheeler all wheel drive only 319 hrs. w/snowblade; Approx. 150 Bales of Hay. Guns: Bolt Action 30-06 w/scope and tripod, nice; Winchester 120 12ga w/scope; Winchester Model 12 12ga.; Compound Bow; Lots of Ammo; Hunting Knives; Misc. Hunting Supplies. Stoves: Fisher woodstove, nice and clean; Like New Pellet Stove Tools: Stihl 290 Chainsaw, Yard Machine Tiller, Simplicity 560 Snowblower Household: Washer - Dryer - Freezers - Table - Chairs - Misc. Cabinets - Sofas - Gun Cab. and Lots more not listed!

Auctioneer's Note: Owner wants to relocate and everything must go.

their loss through an 85-15 federalstate cost share program. The newly proposed compensation rates are the rates proposed by a team of New York growers, coordinated by Gerald White, a Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Economics at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. These rates more accurately reflect the loss a grower incurs when they are required to remove their trees in an effort to eradicate PPV from the state. An example of the new rate is that an acre of three-year old trees in a wholesale orchard will increase from $9,429 per acre to $12,737 per acre. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, along with peach and stone fruit growers and nursery growers in New York have been advocating to USDA to increase the compensation paid to growers who are forced to remove PPV infected trees. New York growers have been at a greater disadvantage with compensation for PPV as they plant their orchards at higher densities, and thus more trees are impacted by the mandatory quarantine and removal when PPV is detected. In addition, the value of New York peach, plum, nectarine and apricot crops has nearly doubled since USDA originally set compensation rates back in 2000, and therefore, they have not been fully compensated for the loss they incur

from the required removals. While the Interim Rule for PPV compensation rates went into effect immediately, Feb. 3, USDA is seeking comments on the rates. New York growers are encouraged to comment on the increased compensation rates. Comments will be accepted through April 3 through either the Federal eRulemaking Portal or via mail, in which comments can be sent to: Docket No. APHIS–2011–0004, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. New York has been working to eradicate Plum Pox Virus since 2006, and is the only remaining U.S. location with the disease. While PPV does not pose any human health risks, the virus reduces the quantity and quality of susceptible species of stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, cherries, plums and apricots. The only method of eradication is to remove the infested plant material. There are 1,600 acres devoted to peach production in New York, ranking the state 15th in the nation. In 2010, New York growers produced 11.8 million pounds of peaches that were valued at $7.0 million. Most of the State’s stone fruit production is around Lake Ontario, with fresh market fruit produced in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.

Sale Held for Debi Coffin

All Announcements Day of Sale Take Precedence Over Advertising

(2)) DAIRIES S OF F REGISTERED D & HII GRADE E CATTLE,, PRODUCE

FRIDAY

FEBRUARY 24, 2012

11:00 A.M.

Directions: Sale to be held at Jack Wood's Sale Barn, located on Taylor Valley Rd. Cincinnatus, Just off of NYS Rte. 26. (25) Head Dairy. (15) Registered Holsteins. Good, young dairy with (18) 1st calf heifers. Cattle milking up to 90 lbs. Good, fresh heifers in this dairy, with several short bred & milking 60-70 lbs. Sires include Speedy, Bigshot, Gusto & Durham. SCC 90,000, 3.9F, 3.6P. Vaccinations. Cattle raised in free stall, milked in tie stall. From m Kriss & Maureen n Creeden,, Marathon,, NY: Many years of farming, have consigned (35) Head dairy of Hi Grade cattle. Will have Sires & bred dates. Good milk cows in this dairy, with (16) due for February, March & April. Cows look like they will be heavy milkers when they freshen. (3) R&W Holsteins, (2) Jersey. Milked in tie stall. (25) Head consigned from our heifer raisers. (12) Heifers from 300 lbs. to shortbred. (18) Open heifers. All home raised. Some nice Holsteins and Crosses in this group, from 200 lbs. to breeding age. More cattle being consigned daily. Milkingg Units: (3) Wai-Kato auto take off milking units w/claws, and parts. Produce: (24) Big Square bales of 3rd cutting. Good quality and will have test results. Semen n Tank: Taylor Wharton XT-34 tank, charged. (Like New!)

Sale Managed By:

Gene Wood’s Auction Service, Inc. Cincinnatus, NY 13040

Tel: (607) 863-3821

Visit us on the Web @ genewoodsauctionserviceinc.com ADVANCE NOTICE, SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012: Troy & Lory Irwin, Earlville, NY. Selling Trucks, Tankers, Trailers, Machinery, Recreational Vehicles & Tools. 1999 Peterbuilt 379 EXT. Ultra cab, 1999 Mack Daycab Tractor CH613, 2000 Sterling AT9 tandem axle tank truck. (2) Insulated transport trailers. Yanmar VIP-35 Excavator. JD 6675 Skidsteer, enclosed cab. 2008 Hallmark trailer. MARCH 30, 2012: At Jack Wood’s Sale Barn. (40) Head Dairy & Machinery Sale.

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USDA answers New York’s pleas to increase plum pox compensation

Section C - Page 12 February 20, 2012 • Let Them Know You Read COUNTRY FOLKS •

AFBF delegates approve flexible, fiscally sound farm policy National farm policy should be rewritten this year to establish a program that protects farmers from catastrophic revenue losses by using a flexible combination of fiscally responsible tools, said voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. In approving the organization’s farm policy for 2012, the farmers and ranchers endorsed a multi-pronged policy proposal, including a provision for catastrophic revenue loss protection that works with a flexible range of crop insurance products, as well as amending the current farm bill’s marketing loan provisions to better reflect market values. The adopted policy calls for a farm bill that “provides strong and effective safety net and risk management programs that do not guarantee a profit and minimizes the potential for farm programs affecting

production decisions.” “Our delegates approved a program to help farmers manage the many different types and levels of risk they face today, in particular catastrophic revenue losses that can threaten the viability of a farm or ranch,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “That is consistent with what we believe is the core mission of the federal farm program.” Stallman was re-elected as AFBF president for a seventh two-year term. He is a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas. In addition, Barry Bushue was re-elected to a third two-year term as AFBF vice president. Bushue produces berries and nursery plants in Boring, OR, and also serves as Oregon Farm Bureau president. The delegates defeated a proposal to retain the current farm bill’s direct payments. In addition, by almost a two-to-one margin, the delegates defeated an amendment

5TH ANNUAL SPRING DRAFT & DRIVING HORSE AUCTION SHERMAN LIVESTOCK AUCTION

SAT.,, FEB B 255 @ 111 AM M TACK PROVIDED BY STEVE ARMSTRONG

HORSES S PROMPTLY Y ATT NOON

CONSIGNED: FROM ACME, PA BILL HOWARD LOAD OF DRAFTS; MILLERSBURG, OH DANIEL HERSHBERGER LOAD OF DRAFTS; BERLIN, OH DEAN BEACHY LOAD OF STANDARDBREDS; MILLERSBURG, OH BERT BEACHY LOAD OF STANDARDBREDS.

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS NOW THRU SALE DAY. HAULING AVAILABLE Dan Johnson Auctioneer AU-3967-l 716-761-6167 - 716-499-0611 DEAN BEACHY AUCTIONEER AU-2992

AUCTION NOTICE AFTER OUR RECENT FIRE AT N.N.Y. FARMERS MARKET RT. 26, LOWVILLE, WE ARE STILL RUNNING OUR BEEF & CATTLE AUCTIONS EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY AT 2:00PM

THANKS TO OUR FRIENDS, EMPLOYEES & FARMERS FOR MANY HOURS OF CLEAN UP & GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT AUCTION THE BEEF & CALF MARKET IS VERY STRONG & ACTIVE AT N.N.Y. TRUCK & SELL ANIMALS THE SAME DAY; LESS TRUCKING, LESS COMMISSION & MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET. MAKES SENSE TO MARKET AT N.N.Y. - THE ONLY NEW YORK STATE LIVESTOCK AUCTION MARKET OWNED & OPERATED BY LOCAL FARMERS. CHECK THE MARKET REPORT AND UPCOMING AUCTIONS ON OUR WEB SITE WWW.NNYFARMERS.COM OUR ANNUAL SPRING CONSIGNMENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD APRIL 13TH & 14TH. IF YOU HAVE CONSIGNMENTS FOR ANY AUCTION AT N.N.Y. PLEASE CONTACT: John Scofield

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that would have allowed a patchwork of support through multiple programs for different commodities and regions. “Delegate action against the patchwork approach recognized that it is impossible to ensure equity between diverse programs for various commodities,” Stallman said. “Without that assurance, one program would inevitably provide more government protection than the next program and we would inadvertently be encouraging producers to take their signals from government programs rather than the

marketplace. “Our delegates approved a policy that is flexible enough to work within the funding constraints we, as a nation, are facing, and the fiscal challenges we have a duty to address,” Stallman said. “Our delegates recognize we need to move beyond the policies of the past and to move toward programs to help producers deal with risk.” One of the big advantages of the new AFBF farm policy position is that it offers a much simpler approach to farm program design than other farm policy proposals,

Full Line of Agricultural Spray Materials Corn, Alfalfa & Grass Seeds Feed, Hay & Straw

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Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale March 24th

Eastern States Exposition - Mallary Building West Springfield, MA CLINICS START AT 10 AM • SALE STARTS AT NOON

50 CALVES OF ALL BREEDS For more information we can be found on Facebook and our website is

www.blueribboncalfsale.com YOUTH CAN RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT ON A PURCHASE OF ONE CALF All proceeds go to the Massachusetts 4-H dairy program

AUCTION Sat., February 25TH at 10:00 AM Preview Fri., February 24th MIEDEMA FAMILY AUCTION SERVICE ON SITE ESTATE SALE 16 Pelletown Rd., Lafayette, NJ 07848 Complete Wood Shop: Lathes, jointers, planers, sanders, dust collection system, tools of every kind. 12:30: Ford 5000 gas, Bush Hog, 3 btm Ford Plow, JD transport disc; 7' York rake; 3pt. rear blade. Lawn & garden equipment, 20x40 greenhouse, etc. Go to www.aaauctionfinder.com www.auctionzip.com for info & pics (#11800) Terms: Cash, good ck., credit cards. 10% Buyer's Premium

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according to Stallman. The AFBF farm policy also encourages farmers to manage their farms using available risk management tools. According to Stallman, farmers should be allowed and encouraged to make individual management decisions to purchase crop insurance coverage that suits their farms and individual levels of risk.

Another positive aspect of the Farm Bureau farm policy proposal is that it can be applied to specialty crops. “Our new farm policy position also includes the possibility of providing a farm bill risk management program for producers of fruits and vegetables,” Stallman said. “This is just one positive aspect of the

AFBF C13

13TH ANNUAL SENECA

Farm Toy Show & Auction SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 Show 8:30 A.M. To 2:00 P.M. Auction 3:30 P.M. BENTON CENTER, NY FIRE DEPT., RT. 14A

Consignments Needed - For More Information Call 585-747-5025 Hosted by David and Debra Dean Food & Refreshments Available.

Delos Dann, Auctioneer

D SALES STABLES , IN HOLLAN W NELocated 12 Miles East of Lancaster, PA Just Off Rt. 23, New Holland C.

Dairy Cow & Heifer Sale Wed., Feb 22ND • 10:30 AM Special Mention: 20 Started Heifers from 27,000 Lb. Herd Birth dates, sire & dam info at ringside All Consignments Welcome: Cows - Bull - Heifers From Started Calves to Mature Cows Consignors: Please send all info w/Truckers

Thank You

SALE MANAGED BY: New Holland Sales Stables, Inc. David Kolb 61-L

717-354-4341 (Barn) 717-355-0706 (FAX)

Reminder: Special Heifer Sale • Wed., March 14TH M.C.C. Donation Heifer Sale • Wed., March 21ST

costs. This takes production costs into consideration, as well as recognizes the dairy industry’s regional differences, according to Stallman. On renewable fuels, the delegates reaffirmed support for the federal Renewable Fuels Standard by defeating an amendment to strike that support. “The RFS remains critical to the viability of ethanol as an alternative to imported petroleum fuel,” explained Stall-

man, “and the delegates felt that continuing to support production and use of domestic renewable fuels was a national security issue.” The delegates opposed the Labor Department’s proposed expansion of the list of jobs deemed too hazardous for minors. “The proposal has raised serious concerns in farm country about our ability to teach our children how to farm and instill a good work ethic,” Stallman said.

“There is a great deal of concern about federal regulatory overreach, but few issues have piqued farm families more than this. It goes to the very heart of how agriculture works, with farmers and ranchers, who were taught by their parents how to do farm work safely and responsibly, training the next generation to follow in their own footsteps.” The delegates also supported a moratorium on new regulations

OPEN HOUSE DATES Fultonville - Saturday, March 10TH Goshen - Wednesday, March 21ST Chatham - Friday, March 23RD TRACTORS Case IH 9110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 416 WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Case IH MXU125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Ford 8N w/blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Ford 555B WLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 7930 IVT/loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 4010 w/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5075 w/553 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5303 w/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 6430 Rental Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65,500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2) JD 7130 Rental Returns . . . . . . . . . . . $71,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville AC CA 2btm/cult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 5325 2WD/cab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville COMPACT TRACTORS MF 1220 w/mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,595 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 750 w/ldr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2305 w/ldr & deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 850 w/cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 375 backhoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 855 w/cab, & loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,800. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1600 wam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2210. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,750. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 3720 w/blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . Clifton Park JD 4410 w/420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 855 loader/blower/blade . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . . . Clifton Park Kioti DK455 TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Kubota L39 TLB, canopy . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,900 . . . . . . . Clifton Park NH TC45D cab/loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen NH TZ25DA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,900 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen SKID STEER / CONSTRUCTION 72” Sweepster broom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 . . . . . . . . . Chatham 78” skid steer blower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 96’ pwr rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800 . . . . . . . . . Chatham NH LS 85 cab/AC/heat. . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Gehl 3935 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Cat 236 cab, heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH L175 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH LS180 cab/heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . . Goshen MOWERS CONDITIONERS Gehl DC2414 mo-co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham CIH 8880 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 1411 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming In . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 925 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 735 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 946. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 4890 w/890 14’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Kuhn 500 disc mower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Kuhn FC 302 mo-co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville HAY AND FORAGE Claas 870 SPF H w/heads . . . . . . . . . . $169,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke NH 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,900 . . . . . . . . Fultonville

JD 686 rotary head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,000. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 74 rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Double rake hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller Pro rake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Miller 1416 merger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 446 w/mega wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen JD 714 forage box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3960 forage harv., base unit . . . . . . . . . $3,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 3970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Gehl 860 w/2R 6’ po . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 166 inverter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Pronovost wrapper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Pequea fluffer 81⁄2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Fahr KH500 tedder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Vicon 4 Star tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Krone 550 tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 . . . . . . . . Fultonville PLANTING / TILLAGE JD 220 disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Taylorway 16’ disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 7000 6 row. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 12’ BWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Glencoe 7 shank tillage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Brillion Seeder 10’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,600. . . . . . Schaghticoke IH 710 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,200. . . . . . Schaghticoke IH 11 shank chisel 5700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,600. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 1450 4 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 2000 6 bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville BALERS JD 458 R baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Krone 1500 w/knives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 . . . . . . . . Fultonville NH 326 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 335. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 457. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000 . . . . . . . . . Chatham NH 316 baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen Gehl 1470 RB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston 560. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Hesston rounder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville MISCELLANEOUS HARDI 210 3pt sprayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,850 . . . . . . . . Fultonville POLARIS RAZOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 245 loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,500. . . . . . Schaghticoke JD 390 flail mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 . . . . . . . . . Chatham JD 6600 combine w/215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800 . . . . . . . . Fultonville JD 7000 Series 3 pt./PTO, front hitch . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Bush Hog 4 ft. mower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $850 . . . . . . . . . Chatham 7’ loader blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Landpride 7’ HD blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,900. . . . . . Schaghticoke Woods 1035 backhoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,650 . . . . . . . . . Chatham Woods RB72 rear blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 . . . . . . . . . Chatham H&S 235 spreader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,950 . . . . . . . . Fultonville Polaris Ranger 6x6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500 . . . . . . . . . . Goshen

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SCHAGHTICOKE 518-692-2676

CLIFTON PARK 518-877-5059

on small businesses and agriculture. At the AFBF annual meeting, 369 voting delegates representing every state and agricultural commodity deliberated on policies affecting farmers’ and ranchers’ productivity and profitability. The policies approved at the annual meeting will guide the nation’s largest general farm organization in its legislative and regulatory efforts throughout 2012. Farm Bureau elects grassroots leaders In addition to voting for president and vice president, the delegates elected three state Farm Bureau presidents to the AFBF board of directors: Kevin Paap of Minnesota and Craig Hill of Iowa to oneyear terms for the Midwestern region and James “Hank” Combs of Nevada to a two-year term for the Western region. Fourteen other state Farm Bureau presidents were re-elected to represent their regions on the AFBF board of directors: Midwest Region — Steve Baccus, Kansas; Blake Hurst, Missouri; Philip Nelson, Illinois; and Scott VanderWal,

South Dakota. Southern Region — Mark Haney, Kentucky; John Hoblick, Florida; Randy Knight, Mississippi; Jerry Newby, Alabama; Randy Veach, Arkansas; David Winkles, South Carolina; and Wayne Pryor, Virginia. Northeast Region — Patricia Langenfelder, Maryland; and Richard Nieuwenhuis, New Jersey. Western Region—Bob Hanson, Montana. Glen Cope, a beef cattle producer from Missouri, was elected the new chairman of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, which also makes him a member of the AFBF board of directors during his one-year term. Terry Gilbert of Kentucky continues to serve as chair of the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee and on the AFBF board of directors. Committee members Isabella Chism of Indiana and Beth Pool of New Jersey were re-elected to two-year terms on the committee. Denise Hymel of Louisiana and Lillian Ostendorf of Montana also were elected to two-year terms.

MARCH 25, 2012 CVI BUILDING, LIBERTY, NY

FARM ~ TO ~

MARKET CONNECTION

SAVE THE DATE!

proposal that we believe not only will broaden its utility to all farmers but will also appeal to an American public that is more interested in the wholesomeness, safety and variety of our domestic food supply.” In a related discussion on dairy policy, delegates voted to move away from the current dairy price support and Milk Income Loss Contract programs and toward a program that bases risk protection on milk prices minus feed

Marketing workshops and business-to-business networking of local food enterprises Join us for a day of networking and education about the most current topics in direct marketing. Gather with local food advocates from across the region including farmers, retailers, restaurateurs, specialty food producers, distributors, farmers’ market staff and economic development practitioners. The Farm to Market Connection is the perfect way to get the growing season off to the right start!

Farm to Market Connection CVI Building One Cablevision Center Liberty, NY 12754 Sunday, March 25, 2012

Dozens of past attendees have made lasting business connections as a result of attending. Buyers of all scales will be present from local retailers to regional distributors. Educational topics will suit the interest of vegetable, livestock and dairy producers. Featured speakers and workshop leaders will share perspectives from both the metropolitan and upstate marketplaces. For more information, visit www.buypurecatskills.com or contact Challey Comer at ccomer@nycwatershed.org or (607) 865-7090

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New Jersey Farm Bureau Focus Week ending Feb. 10 State minimum wage: Other New Jersey trade associations representing small business employers are speaking out against the proposed $1.25 (17 percent) increase in the state minimum wage. Association leaders were quoted in opposition to the proposal in a Feb. 6 NJ Biz article by Andrew Kitchenman. Said John Holub of the NJ Retail Merchants Association: “our concern is the ripple effect that this has; it has the potential to push all wages up.”... Linda Doherty of the NJ Food Council said: “this type of increase would just add to the stress of an already shrinking (supermarket) industry.”... Laurie Ehlbeck of the NJ chapter of NFIB commented: “we would be immediately isolated in the region as the most expensive state in which to create new jobs; it’s a bad idea, and we strongly urge the governor to resist raising labor costs in the middle of an unemployment crisis.” The Salem County Board of Agriculture took prompt action on the minimum wage proposal and met with an aide to Senate President Steve Sweeney on Feb. 8. County board leaders were joined by Ben Casella of the NJFB staff, who explained their business operations and how what seems like a marginal increase will have a significant impact on their farms. The group also pointed out how the state’s fruit-vegetablenursery industry participates in a national marketplace where uncompetitive cost factors like this undercut New Jersey business. USDA cuts: Even ahead of a farm bill debate that will be unprecedented for a dearth of funding, the USDA itself pushes ahead with its own plan for administrative cost cutting. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a preview of the reductions when he visited the AFBF annu-

al meeting on Jan. 9. Additional details will be disclosed when President Obama releases USDA’s budget proposal for the new year. Bracing for the deepest cuts are the Farm Service Agency, rural development programs, APHIS inspections, ag research and the Food-Nutrition Service. A likely source of contention with Congress: shifting the cost of food inspections from appropriated funds over to user fees on private business. 2012 crop expectations: Strong commodity prices will likely lead to a surge in total planted acreage in the U.S. this spring, according to USDA and other data. One summary forecast published by Bloomberg News predicts a 2.5 percent increase over 2011 in total plantings of corn, soybean and wheat. Corn averaged $6.79 in Chicago last year; soybeans averaged a record $13.21 and wheat prices averaged $7.23 per bushel. In addition to these price inducements for additional production, added acreage in 2012 will come from the release of some conservation lands and also farmland crippled by weather disasters (8.57 million acres). USDA will release its first official forecast for the 2012-13 crop year at its annual Outlook Conference on Feb. 23.

Immigration - ag guest workers: The House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement held a hearing on Feb. 9 on “Regional Perspectives on Agricultural Guestworker Programs.” Appearing before subcommittee chair Rep. Don Lungren (California) were: Gary Black, Georgia Commissioner of Ag; Paul Wenger, California Farm Bureau president; Lee Wicker of the North Carolina Growers Association, and Bruce Goldstein, farm worker advocate from Washington,

D.C. The hearing was merely exploratory in most respects. Key issues for future legislation: adjustment of status v. temporary ag visa, “portability” and whether the number of temporary ag visas should be capped. For further information, contact the New Jersey Farm Bureau, at The Farmhouse, 168 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Phone 609-393-7163; fax 609393-7072; e-mail mail@njfb.org; website www.njfb.org.

Contact your B.L.C. Representative Lisa Francisco-Sonnen - (570) 458-6785 Jean H. Hilts (315) 750-8746 Dan Abrahamson (607) 765-6271

KENNLAND TRUCKING Scott Kennedy 518-857-7423 cell • 518-993-3902 home

• Dairy Cows & Heifers • Complete Moves

• Feeders/Feedlots • Sales Also Equipment/Corn

• Shows • Load Chute

The Capital District Small Fruit & Vegetable Growers Winter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Best Western Albany Airport Inn, 200 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205. 8 a.m.: Registration,

coffee and visit with our sponsors! 8:50 a.m.: Introduction and announcements — Chuck Bornt — CDVSFP 9 a.m.: Adapt-N: A New Nitrogen Management Tool for Sweet Corn? Bianca MoebiusClune, Cornell

9:40 a.m.: Farmers’ Market Promotion Program for the Capital District — Crystal Stewart, CDVSFP 9:50 a.m.: Using Reduced Tillage in JuneBearing Strawberries (to control weeds and root disease) — Laura McDer-

Richfield Springs, NY 55 Main St. 315-858-0720

mott, CDVSFP 10:10 a.m.: Industry Updates 10:30 a.m.: Coffee Break 10:45 a.m.: Testing for Pathogen Distribution in Flooded Farmland — Peter Bergholz, Cornell 11:15 a.m.: Cole Crops Disease Overview — Dr.

St. Johnsville, NY 7403 St. Hwy. 5 518-568-2016

Chris Smart, Cornell 11:45 a.m.: Micronutrients and Their Role in Vegetable Production — Dr. Steve Reiners, Cornell 12:15 p.m.: Lunch — Hot Italian buffet 1:15 p.m.: Improve Pumpkin Yield with

Oneonta, NY

56 Oneida St. 607-432-0171

Kubota L4330 used, w/loader, 876 hrs . 1997 JD 5400 w/loader, grapple bucket, Bobcat S175 Skid Steer, cab & heat, 471 2009 NH BR7060 Silage Special round . . . . . . .$21,500 REDUCED TO $16,900 2596 hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,900 hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,900 baler w/netwrap . . . . . . . .SALE $22,900

New Holland L185 Skid Steer w/Cab & International 884 Tractor . . . . . . .$8,900 Heat, 2 Spd., 780 Hrs. . . . . . . . .$29,000 John Deere 446 Baler . . . . . . . . .$8,995 NH 1431 discbine . . . . . .SALE $14,900

NH TC33D diesel, 4x4 tractor w/loader, Case 75XT Skidsteer 490 Hrs . . . . . . . . Massey Ferguson 2605 tractor w/loader NH 492 haybine . . . . . . . . .SALE $6,500 60” deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SALE $13,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,900

New Holland 5 Ft. Center Cut Pivot Discbine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,900 or with Net Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,900 New Holland 1411 Discbine . . .$11,900 Ford 800 Nice Tractor . . . . . . . . .$3,900 New Holland 1412 Discbine . . . . .$14,500 as low as $370/Mo.

John Deere 2940 tractor, 4x4, nice condi- Kubota M9540 Tractor, 4x4, Cab & New Holland LX565 Skid Steer $12,900 JD 530 Discbine Center Pivot . .$17,500 tion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,900 Loader, 600 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42,995

2008 New Holland T4000 Series - T4050 Deluxe Tractor, FWD, 21 miles w/loader . . . . . . . .$45,900 REDUCED TO $37,900 New Holland 575 baler . . . . . . .$16,900 New Holland 326 baler . . . . . . .$5,995s Keenan 80FP Mixer . . . . . . . . . . .$6,995

Proper Spacing and Nitrogen Application — Sarah Hulick and Dr. Steve Reiners, Cornell 1:45 p.m.: TBA 2:15 p.m.: Dealing with Tomato Diseases and Phytophthora in Bell Peppers — Dr. Chris Smart, Cornell 2:45 p.m: Break 3 p.m.: Spotted Winged Drosophila: What to expect in 2012 — Dr. Greg Loeb, Cornell 3:30 p.m: Results from 2011 Field Trial — Pumpkin Herbicide and Irish Potato Variety Trial — Chuck Bornt, CDVSFP 3:55 p.m.: Adjourn DEC recertification credits have been applied for! Preregistrations are required and due by Feb. 24. You may register for the Capital District Small Fruit & Vegetable Growers Winter Meeting by sending your name, farm or company name, address and contact number: (in case of cancellation due to inclement weather, number of guests attending, and a check for the total amount due to the following address. Enrolled members of the CDVSFP can register for $30 per person and $20 for each additional person from the same farm. Non-enrollees will be charged $50 per person. Registration includes lunch, breaks and DEC and CCA credits. Send this information to: CDVSFP, Ag. & Life Sciences Bldg., 61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180 or call 518-8596213 or fax to 518-2721648. Make checks payable to CCE CDVP.

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SEE YOUR LOCAL DEALER TODAY XTRACTOR (patented automatic push-off system)

Clinton Tractor Clinton, NY 315-853-6151

James R. Rosencrantz & Sons Kensington, NH 603-772-4414

CNY Power Sports Cortland, NY 607-756-6578

L.W. Greenwood & Sons East Randolph, VT 802-728-5453

Crown Equipment Caribou, ME 207-498-3196

Hammond Tractor Fairfield, ME 207-453-7131

For inquiries contact: Stephenson Agri Sales (802) 287-9241

 

OPTIONAL AUTO PILOT

Mountain View Equipment, LLC Middlebury, VT 802-388-4482 Plattsburgh, NY 518-561-3682

Northeast Farm Service, Inc. Irasburg, VT 802-754-8863 Padula Bros., Inc. Lunenburg, MA 978-537-3356 R.N. Johnson, Inc. Walpole, NH 603-756-3321 Walldroff Farm Equipment Watertown, NY 315-788-1115

White’s Farm Supply Canastota 315-697-2214 Lowville 315-376-0300 Waterville 315-841-4181 Zahm & Matson Alexander, NY 585-591-1670 Falconer, NY 716-665-3110 N Collins, NY 716-337-2563

New Holland Binghamton Vestal, NY 888-347-6902

ONLY TELESCOPING HYDRAULIC PUSH OFF SYSTEM IN THE INDUSTRY!

Anderson Group co. (888) 833-2952 www.grpananderson.com

See the Anderson Booth at the New York Farm Show

1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Ag Bags

Ag Bags

CUSTOM FORAGE BAGGING Serving Western NY & Surrounding Areas

9’ & 10’ Ag Bag Machines w/Truck Table Reasonable Rates ~ Responsible Service Brett (cell) 585-689-1857 William (cell) 585-689-1816 (Home) 585-495-6571

LERAY SEALED STORAGE Serving Agriculture Since 1985

• Up North Silage Bags • Bunker Covers • Sunfilm Bale Wrap • Elastic Tubes • Poly & Sisel Twine • Net Wrap

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See Us At the New York Farm Show CP443 Ag Chemicals

BE WISE Check Our Prices

Atrazine to Ziram

From

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315-823-1656

Announcements CHECK YOUR AD - ADVERTISERS should check their ads on the first week of insertion. Lee Publications, Inc. shall not be liable for typographical, or errors in publication except to the extent of the cost of the first weeks insertion of the ad, and shall also not be liable for damages due to failure to publish an ad. Adjustment for errors is limited to the cost of that portion of the ad wherein the error occurred. Repor t any errors to 800-836-2888 or 518-673-0111

Announcements

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or 518-673-0111 or email classified@leepub.com Barn Repair

Bedding

BARN REPAIR SPECIALISTS: Straightening, leveling, beam replacements. From foundation and sills to steel roofs. HERITAGE STRUCTURAL RENOVATION INC., 1-800-735-2580.

WOOD SHAVINGS: Compressed bags, kiln dried, sold by tractor trailer loads. SAVE! www.pinebec.ca 1-800-6881187

Bedding

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PEANUT HULL BEDDING New York Prices Quoted • Call for Prices Elsewhere

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“Specializing in Dairy Bedding”

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CERTIFIED ORGANIC BEDDING HAY: 4x5 dry wrapped bales. Larchar Farms, 607847-8393

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NEED BUSINESS CARDS? Full color glossy, heavy stock. 250 ($45.00); 500 ($65.00); 1,000 ($75.00). Call your representative or Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101 bsnyder@leepub.com YARD SIGNS: 16x24 full color with stakes, double sided. Stakes included. Only $15.00 each. Call Beth at Lee Publications 518-673-0101. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when ordering.

Bale Covers

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Bale Covers

MAX TECH BALE WRAP 20”x6000’ or 30”x5000’ Also Net Wrap 48”x9840’ & 51”x9840’ Now Carrying - Stretch-O-Matic Fully Automatic Tubular Wrappers - All At Competitive Prices (1) Available in Stock Also Selling - Bale Thrower Racks 8-1/2’x20’, Creek Bank Bale Wagons & Barn Feeder NEW - CREEK BANK 25’ BALE WAGON w/12 Ton Tandem Running Gear & Tires 9000’ Brazilian Green • 20,000’ Poly Twine 9,600’ Poly Twine (same as 7200’Twine) • Others Available

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Bedding

To place a Classified Ad Bedding

BEDDING SAND for COW STALLS

• Stones • Gravel • AgLime Mark J. DuPont, Owner Cell 315-796-5084 Home 315-845-8471

Gypsum Bedding • Cheaper than sawdust shavings or straw. • Reduce mastitis & cell counts. • Use in place of Hydrated Lime. • Improves your soil • Available in bulk or bag.

GRIP X 1 Barn Dry • Barn dry filling your gutters & tanks? Gypsum dissolves. • Use less! More absorbent than lime products.

Try Grip X1 Today! www.usagypsum.com • Phone 717-335-0379 Dealers wanted in select areas Also Available at: Central Dairy & Mech. Delmarva Farm Service Elam Miller Himrod Farm Supply Homestead Nutrition Genesee Valley Nutrition Levi Fisher Martin’s Ag New Bedford Elevator Norm’s Farm Store Robert Rohrer Steve B. Stoltzfus Walnut Hill Feeds

Martinsburg, PA Kennedyville, MD Fort Plain, NY Penn Yan, NY New Holland, PA Piffard, NY Honey Grove, PA Shippensburg, PA Baltic, OH Watsontown, PA Millmont, PA Lykens, PA Shelby, OH

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Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle

BRITISH WHITE HEIFERS, mostly July 2010. ready to breed, $1,500 OBO. 518-3292405

LOWLINE ANGUS CALVES for sale. purebred bulls, percentage heifers, steers. Call 315-497-0095

BULLS BULLS BULLS: 3 British White, 3 Murray Grey. Very nice! Call for prices 518-329-2405

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Sell Your Items Through Reader Ads P.O. Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

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Sell Your Items Through Reader Ads P.O. Box 121, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428

1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Beef Cattle REG. ANGUS BULLS Embryo Yearlings out of Final Answer, $2,000; show heifer and market steer prospects. 802-3766729, 518-436-1050

Beef Cattle

Buildings For Sale

WANTED: Steers 200# & up. 570-561-8488

FABRIC STRUCTURES: 30’65’W, any length. Compare our prices $4.00Sq.Ft. Free Delivery on 5,000Sq.Ft. or larger. Zimmerman Sales, 1077 Hall Rd.,Lyndonville,NY 14098

WANTED: Feeders 250 lbs+ up, year round buyer. Beef for sale, 700 lbs. plus. 518-7961818

Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle

Trowbridge

BULL L SALE

Buildings For Sale

FA R M R A I S E D H O M E BUILDER, featuring Bill Lake Homes. Your plans or ours. www.kdhomesny.com Call Dave KD HOMES 315-841-8700 kdhomes@frontiernet.net

Call 800-836-2888 to place your classified ad.

Buildings For Sale

Buildings For Sale

Double O Builders, LLC

60 bulls sell - Angus, Red Angus, Hereford Single Source - Family Operation - 100% Guarantee

1133 Clinton Rd., Fort Plain, NY 13339

at Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange, Canandaigua, NY

“Pole Barn, Garage” Winter Price Specials

Building Materials/Supplies

Building Materials/Supplies

Midlakes Metal Sales • Metal Roofing and Siding in Many Colors 24 ga, 26 ga, 28 ga, 29 ga, Plus Aluminum

• Gluelam Poles, Lumber, Trusses • Polebarn Packages - Any Size up to 80x600 ~ Quick Turn-Around, We Ship Anywhere ~ Located in the Heart of the Fingerlakes

607-869-9483

29 Gauge 26 Gauge

518-673-1073 Basic Building Prices

20’x20’x8’ 24’x24’x8’ 24’x32’x9’ 24’x32’x10’ 24’x40’x10’ 30’x32’x10’ 30’x40’x10’ 30’x48’x10’ 30’x48’x12’ 30’x64’x10’ 30’x64’x12’ 30’x80’x12’ 40’x60’x12’ 40’x60’x14’ 40’x60’x16’ 40’x80’x12’ 40’x80’x14’ 40’x80’x16’ 40’x96’x14’ 50’x96’x14’ 50’x96’x16’ 60’x96’x16’ 60’x120’x16’ 70’x120’x16’ 70’x120’x20’

$6,660 $7,320 $8,200 $8,450 $8,900 $8,900 $9,600 $11,300 $12,600 $15,050 $15,456 $19,320 $19,320 $19,800 $21,300 $23,600 $25,900 $28,200 $31,050 $35,000 $37,500 $44,900 $49,500 $57,800 $60,200

Prices Good Within 50 Mile Radius of Fort Plain, NY

(Direct Shipments - Wholesale, Retail)

Do your site prep now and take advantage of some of our good winter prices! Prices subject to change

Mohawk Metal Manufacturing and Sales #1 and #2 Steel Roofing & Siding Painted - Galvanized - Galvalume Overhead Doors - Sliding Door Track & Parts Laminated Posts - Roof Trusses - Insulation Complete Post Frame and All Steel Building Packages 315-853-ROOF (7663) 4901 St. Rt. 233, Westmoreland, NY 13490

6.0 liter V-8, 6spd std, all options, black w/tan leather interior, 46,000 miles.

Reduced to $22,500 518-221-4103 3 orr 518-673-0104 Collectibles

Basic Buildings Include: (1) 10’ Wide Overhead Door (1) Entry Door Flush Eves and Gables Painted 40 Year Steel Erected on Your Level Site

Optional: 36”x36” Window - $165 • 48”x36” Window - $175 48”x48” Window - $185 • 12” Overhang 7.90 a Linear Ft. Overhead or Sliding Doors • Wainscoting Lifetime Warranty Metal • Clear Skylights Board “N’ Batton Siding • Concrete Floor

Construction Equipment For Rent

WANTED TO BUY: Old Grit newspapers (not the Grit magazine). 518-568-5115

HEAVY EQUIPMENT FOR RENT. 315-497-0095

Concrete Products

Custom Butchering

BARN FLOOR GROOVERS® CONCRETE SAFETY GROOVING IN

1/2”, 3/4” or 1 1/2” Wide Grooves Protect Your Cows From Injuries and Slippery Concrete SAFE A T LA ST

• Free Stalls • Holding Areas • Feed Lots • Pens • Stalls • Walkways

Dick Meyer Co. Inc. CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-228-5471

LARRY’S CUSTOM MEATS

• USDA Facility • All Processing Available • Smoking Done on Premises 3487 St. Hwy. 205 Hartwick, NY 13348 (607) 293-7927

FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELFERS: Complete Kits Available for Homeowners or Contractors Give us a call before you build!

See Us at The New York Farm Show - Booth HT0367

GOT MEAT? WILL TRAVEL. Brandt Mobile Slaughtering offers custom processing of beef, pork, sheep, poultry & venison. Call Jordan at 315493-9120

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

Cow Mats

Cow Mats

We will help you Design and Customize your building to suit your “Wants, Needs and Dreams”. 22+ Colors

Cars, Trucks, Trailers

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Cars, Trucks, Trailers

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Custom Butchering

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Dairy Cattle

Custom Services HAULING of Heavy Equipment and farm equipment. OVERSIZE OK. 315-4970095

Bred Jersey Had All Their Shots Will Deliver

Custom Services

Custom Services

B.K. Transfer “A Farmer Friendly Direct Marketing Service” Barb Kelley Owner/Operator Licensed & Bonded

ON SPECIAL

Toll Free 1.877.208.0123

• Accepting All Types of Livestock

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• Competitive Pricing • Trucking Available

Cell 607.227.5282 Working With You, The Farmer

Monday 9am - 4pm Thursday 9am - 3pm

By Order Whole & Half Pigs For Your Freezer

New York Custom Processing, LLC

ATTENTION FARMERS

“We are still processing our award winning venison products.”

FARMER’S PLACE

256 Co. Rte. 20, South Edmeston, NY 13411 607-847-8234 • www.joesfarmersplace.com

95 WELL-GROWN freestall trained Holstein heifers due February & March. Had all shots. 315-269-6600

Sunny Acres Farm Over 50 Years of Breeding

Lester Tyler

607-286-7620

REG. HOLSTEIN COWS

BOSS LIVESTOCK: WANTED Holstein Jersey or Mixed Dairy Herds, immediate payment and removal. Also Dairy Cows For Sale: One or 100your choice, quality replacements. Call Chris Boss 315219-0590(cell), 315-8581651(home).

Show Calves - Breeding Bulls Call Greg 518-284-2991

Herd Expansions

At Your Farm or At Our Stud in Verona, NY

Dairy Cattle

High Type - High Production Fresh Cows Milking 80-100 lbs.

SEMEN COLLECTED ON YOUR BULL All Semen Processed at Our Lab Under Strict Regulations Electronic Seal of Straws (no powder plug)

40 Years Experience

Dependa-Bull Services

315-829-2250 Dairy Cattle

ALWAYSS AVAILABLE:

BLACKTOP UPSTATE Asphalt Paving N Resurface Existing Bunks

Now Booking Hogs & Beef

50 WELL GROWN Freestall Heifers due within 60 days. Joe Distelburger 845-3447170.

315-269-6600

N New Bunks

Farmer’s Place, International Gold Medal winner for Ham, Bacon, Sausages, and Beef Jerky. Now taking Beef and Hog appointments. Ham and Bacon smoked on site. Call 607-847-8234 for your appointment. Special Rates for Spring!

35 HEIFERS bred 4-5 months for sale. 607-769-5199

Also Complete Herds Prompt Pay & Removal

No Lines ~ No Waiting

315-204-4089 or 315-204-4084

14 CERTIFIED ORGANIC crossbred springing heifers, due April. 585-593-1631

All Size Heifers

Now Open & Booking Animals

Call For Appointment

978-505-0380

WANTED

Rt. 8, Bridgewater, NY

All Cuts Vacuum Packed and Bar-Coded for Tracking and a Complete Printed Inventory of Your Product

Records to 30,000lbs.

Priced to Sell

5324 County Rd 14 Odessa, NY 14869

Hickory Smoking on Premises

REG. BROWN SWISS COWS & HEIFERS

Holstein Heifers

7181 Dunnsville Road Altamont, NY 12009

USDA FACILITY RETAIL STORE OPEN!

OVERSTOCKED!

12 Fancy Fresh & Close AI Freestall

USDA Inspected Slaughter & Processing Facility

Phone: 518-355-6944 Fax: 518-355-8519

Dairy Cattle

N Driveways N Freestalls Won’t Breakdown Like Concrete! Call: 607-764-8738

Whether you’re looking for a few heifers or a large herd, we have a quality selection of healthy, freestall trained cattle. Herds ranging in size from 30-200+ tie or freestall.

Strong demand for youngstock, heifers and herds.

Visit Our New Troy, NY Location! DISTELBURGER R LIVESTOCK K SALES,, INC. Middletown, NY (845)) 344-71700 buycows@warwick.net

A MESSAGE TO ALL DAIRY FARMERS We’re not the largest Livestock Dealers, we don’t have the largest advertisements, but we can promise to be honest, fair, and caring when it comes to purchasing and selling your complete dairy herd. You and your cows deserve that much. We also have a quality selection of Reg. and Grade cows at all times for you to choose from. So if you are thinking of buying or selling, from one cow to an entire herd, give us a call. You will be glad you did.

Bose Quality Dairy Sales

Tom 845-482-4380 • Sonny 845-482-4166

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Dairy Equipment

Dairy Equipment

USED COWS WANTED

6000 Mueller 900 Mueller 4500 Mueller 850 Sunset 4000 Mueller 800 Universal 3500 Mueller 800 Sunset 3000 Girton 800 Mueller 3000 Mueller 800 Surge 2-3000 S.S. 735 Sunset Sugar Tanks 700 Mueller 2500 Mueller 625 Sunset 2-2000 Mueller 600 Mueller 1500 Mueller 545 Sunset 1500 Surge 500 Mueller 1350 Mueller 400 Mueller 1000 Zero 310 Sunset 3-1000 Mueller 300 Mueller 1000 Surge 250 Mueller New Sunset Tanks New & Used Compressors 200-4000 Gal. StorageTanks Used Freheaters

SEVERAL USED Double 6 and 8 parlors w/ATO’s and 3” low lines complete. Several 2”: pipelines, used vacuum pumps, receiver groups, claws, ATO’s, washer boxes, etc. 585-732-1953

DEAD - DOWN - DISABLED CATTLE Call 607-722-5728 Anytime

1-800-777-2088 AMERICAN RENDERING CO. BINGHAMTON, NY

 WANTED 

HEIFERS

300 Lbs. to Springing Free Stall Herds & Tie Stall Herds (ALL SIZES)

BASKIN LIVESTOCK 585-344-4452 508-965-3370

- WANTED -

Heifers & Herds Jack Gordon (518) 279-3101 WANTED: Freestall parlor barn for 120 cows. Financially secure, have equipment and cows. 806-685-0126

585-732-1953 1000’S OF PARTS FOR SALE Mueller, Westfalia, Surge, Ritchie, Clay, Norbco, Condi & More!

61 Years in Business

Tarryk’s Farm Supply 860-822-6013 BULK TANK WANTED: 3000 gallon or larger, must be in excellent working condition. 607-206-1428

USED DAIRY EQUIPMENT Bulk Milk Coolers, Stainless Steel Storage Tanks, Pipeline Milkers, Milking Parlors, Vacuum Pumps, Used Milking Machine Plus Agitator Motors, Stainless Steel Shells, Weigh Jars, Etc.

CJM Farm Equipment 802-895-4159

www.cattlesourcellc.com

COMPLETE MILKING SYSTEM: MUELLER bulk tank, 500 gallon, with compressor; Surge pipeline, electronic pulsation, 5 units, 160-200’ of pipe, plus more. Call For Details, 315-737-5095

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

We have clients in need of herds, fresh cows, bred, and open heifers. Call Us with your information or email jeffking@kingsransomfarm.com

518-791-2876

Dogs BLUE HEELER & Australian Shepherd cross puppies, $200 ea., (3) Female, (2) Male, 1st shots, wormed. 607426-1132 BORDER COLLIE PUPS. Red, Black, Blue & Merle, working lines, ABCA Reg. Shots.Dep. 518-673-5456 IRISH WOLFHOUND Puppies, F/M, ready, beginning Feb., vet checked, home raised. 518-568-5817 NOVA SCOTIA Duck Tolling Retriever puppies. Beautiful red coats, white on face, 4 white paws, white tip on tail. Family/farm raised. Vaccinated, dewormed, $400. 315891-3397 Herkimer,NY

Employment Wanted SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Currently Herds Manager at 900 cow commercial Holstein dairy. Former herdsman at high quality show dairy that won at state and national shows. Strong resume and references available. 518-2429643

ATTENTION FARMERS

For Rendering - Courteous Service

315-793-0043

ATTENTION FARMERS Operating 6 Days~Monday thru Saturday

WANTED

Down, Disabled & Fresh Dead Cows for Rendering

PINE TREE RENDERING Route 37, Brier Hill, NY

315-375-8459

Farm Equipment

THINK SPRING! IH & WHITE PLOWS & PARTS

JD 9420 4500 HRS . . . . . . . . . . . . .$92,500 JD 4650 MFD NEW PS . . . . . . . . . .$29,500 JD 4050 MFD PS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,500 CIH 7120 MFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,500 CIH 4366 NICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 IH 3588 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,250 IH 1086 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,250 IH 1066 MFD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 IH 1066 W/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,500 IH 1066 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,900 IH 966 FENDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 856 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,250 IH 806 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,900 IH 656 WEAK HYDRO . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 IH 424 W/LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,500 FD 4100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,500 FD/NH 8870 MFD NICE . . . . . . . . . .$33,500

BOBCAT CT225 W/LDR NEW . . . . .$14,900 JD 9510 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,900 JD 9510 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$53,000 JD FLEX HEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL JD CORN HEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL JD 8300 DRILL W/GRASS . . . . . . . . .$3,750 KILLBROS 350 GRAVITY BOX NICE .$2,200 CORN PLANTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL ELWOOD 4WD UNIT . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,500 IH & WHITE PLOWS 4X-10X . . . . . . .CALL FRONT END LOADERS NEW & USED CALL CASE 8430 ROUND BALER . . . . . . .$5,000 1ST CHOICE GS520-4 TEDDER . . . .$4,250 CHISEL PLOWS 9-17 SHANK . . . . . .CALL 33FT AL DUMP TRAILER . . . . . . . . . .CALL LOTS OF DUALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CALL IH, JD, FD TRACTOR WEIGHTS . . . . .CALL

Alternative Parts Source Inc. Chittenango, NY •

315-687-0074

M ID - W INTER

B A R GA I N S BARGAIN OF THE WEEK White 2-85 4WD w/Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,900 JD 450 Hydra-Push Spreader, No Tailgate, Good Working Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,900 NH 492 Haybine, Excellent, Last Year Made . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 NH 315 Baler w/Thrower, Hyd. Tension, Nice . . . . . . . . .$5,750 2011 McCormick X-10 40 4WD w/Loader, Nearly New! Only 15 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,500 JD 5440 4WD Forage Harvester w/P.U. Head, 4500 Hrs., New Dura Drum Cutterhead rebuilt in 2011, Priced Right!. .$12,500 JD 325 Skid Steer w/Cab & AC, Hi flow, 68 Hrs!! . . . . . .$28,900 Claas 46 Round Baler w/Netwrap, Very Nice . . . . . . . . . .$7,500 Krone RR280 5x6 Round Baler, Very Good . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,750 Case IH C80 2WD, 3500 Hrs, Bargain!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 ‘07 Krone KW1102 36 Ft. Tedder, Like New!! . . . . . . . . .$12,500 JD 4050 4 Post, Quad, 4500 Hrs, 3Pt, 2 Hyd, Future Collector Tractor, Factory Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,500 15 Ft. Brillion Land Commander Very Good . . . . . . . . .$15,000 NH 2120 4WD Tractor w/Loader, 1500 Hrs . . . . . . . . . .$12,500 Case IH 9X, 800 Spring Reset Plows, Very Good!! . . . . . . .$9,500 2006 Landini PowerFarm 105 4WD Open w/Alo Loader, 99HP, 2 Year Warranty, 0% for 48 Mos!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,000

MACFADDEN & SONS INC. 1457 Hwy. Rt. 20 • Sharon Springs, NY 13459

WA N T E D

Down - Disabled & Fresh Dead Cows

Farm Equipment

518-284-2090 • email: info@macfaddens.com Farm Equipment

www.macfaddens.com Lots More Equipment & Parts In Stock - Stop In

SKOTT FARM & EQUIPMENT NEW FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

• Salford Tillage • Amco Disks • Macerator by Agland Industries • Farmco Feeders & Bale Wagons 1 Used Available • MDS Loader Attachments • Corn Stoves and Furnaces • Vermeer Hay Equipment • Tanco Bale Wrappers - 1080 in Stock • Artsway & Miller Pro Equipment • Quick Attach 6 foot Rock Buckets in Stock $1,200 • Salford RTS for Conservation Tillage in Stock

Buskirk, NY

(518) 488-2696

Sales@skottfarmandequipment.com www.skottfarmandequipment.com

Now Selling DeKalb Seed Corn

Farm Equipment AO SMITH Propane hot water heater, 75,000BTU, used 2 weeks, like new, $1,850.00. 607-387-6903

BUILDING & REBUILDING OF Self-Unloading FLAT BED and

HAY WAGONS FEEDER WAGONS Also SILAGE CONVEYORS For Estimates Call

518-673-8536 518-461-8933 Farm Machinery For Sale 1 YEAR Motor & transmission warranty on all combines sold. Nobody has warranty like this! zeisloftequip.com 800-9193322 $1,000 OFF ALL Corn Heads & Grain Heads in Stock. Largest Selection on East Coast. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800919-3322 1256 IH turbo w/cab, 18.4x38 radials, $9,500; IH 966 Hydrostatic w/IH 2350 loader, $12,000; Hesston 7155 chopper, $3,500; Richardton 700 dump wagon, $8,000; 1981 Chevy C60 w/silage dump body, $4,000; old JD rake, $500; Int. 400 gas tractor, $2,000; Harsh 290 mixer wagon, no scales, $1,500. 607-286-9362 18 BALE HAY grabber, works with New Holland bale wagons, set up with quarter turn for loading trucks, $4,800. Call 315-945-2259 1996 JD 9500 sidehill 4x4, used on our farms over 600 acres. Really did well. Was $66,500, now $64,500. 1 year motor & trans. warranty. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322 1997 JD 8100 8.1 5200hrs, 4x4, radar, duals, 4-remotes, 540/1000, clean, $65,000 OBO. 315-253-3409 1999 JD 7810 MFWD, 18.4x42 75%, 4 hyd., very sharp tractor, $59,900. JD 4450, $4,455, 2WD. 800-9193322 zeisloftequip.com 2-JD 9550 sidehill combines just arrived. One is exceptional quality. Both low hours, 3.7% fin. Zeisloft Eq. 800-9193322. 1 yr. warranty on eng. trans. 2006 NH 575 Square Baler, super wide sweep, hydraulic t e n s i o n , # 7 2 t h r o w e r, $16,500.00; 2006 Kahn 4120 GP Gyro Rake, $4,000.00; JD 3960 1000 RPM, Long Tongue, 2 Row Corn Head and Hay Head, $6,500.00. 315-688-4531, 315-483-5725

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Farm Machinery For Sale

‘07 JD 6615 cab, 4WD, syncro, 4800 hrs . . . .$27,500 ’83 JD 2950 cab, 4WD, high&low dual hyd . .$13,500 JD 5510 ROPS 4WD, pwr reverser w/541 ldr. . . .Call ‘07 JD 5325 ROPS, 4WD, dual hyd . . . . . . . .$15,800 ’97 Daewoo DD80 cab, 6-way blade, hydro . .$12,500 Penn Yan, NY 315-536-8919

MABIE BROS., INC.

Farm Machinery For Sale

Combine Salvage

K & J Surplus 60 Dublin Rd. Lansing, NY 14882 (607) 533-4850 • (607) 279-6232

TRANSPORT HAY ELEVATORS 1 1/2” square tubing, 14 gauge 24’ - 48’

See the Krone Difference for Size, Strength and Unmatched Durability

Includes Motor & Wheels Other sizes available Call for prices.

We Custom Build Wagon Gears - 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Ton

MILO MFG. • PENN YAN, NY SW 42T 13’ 9” Rake

$149/Mo. with 15% down

1.9% for 60 Mos.

On Most Rakes, Tedders, Mowers and Balers Offer good til 2-28-12

8571 1 Kinderhook k Rd. . Kirkville, , NY Y 13082

315-687-7891 1 • 315-510-2400

315-536-8578

Lower your feed cost! Save an average of 3 to 4 lbs of grain per cow per day Going from non processing to a processor. $6.00 corn. . . .

See us at www.andrewsfarm.com

ANDREWS FARM EQ. INC. Conneautville, PA 814-587-2450

2008 NEW HOLLAND T5070 MFWD, cab, low hours, only $33,900; Case IH 5240 MFWD, cab, with big loader, $32,900; Ford 6710 MFWD, cab, loader, $24,000. All great buys! Zeisloft Farm Eq., Bloomsburg, PA 800-9193322 2010 EDGE high-flow snowblower, used one season, 36”H 86”W, chute hydraulically controlled, $8,900. 518872-1386 2010 John Deere 5083 farm tractor, 4x4, cab, air, 2 remotes, $35,500. 315-4970095 2010 Kubota 3400D loader backhoe, 195 hours, 4x4, $16,500. 315-497-0095 2010 NH 163 tedder, very little use, $6,000; 2002 NH 1412 discbine, flail conditioner, field ready, $8,500; White 588 6 bottom, plow, spring reset, sidehill hitch, full set of dished coulters, $3,800. 315-3918949

9’ ROTO-PRESS BAGGER Bag Lift, Nice Shape

12,500 OBO

$

MabieBros.Com m

2010 Case IH 335 & 305 Both Loaded, 3 PTO’s, 5 Remotes, Duals front & rear, H.D. Drawbar, Q-hitch, Luxury Leather Cab, “EXTENDED” warranty, 200 Hrs, . . . . . . . . . Call for Great Price 2010 Case IH 245 C/A MFD, 46” Duals, Wts., 4 Remotes, Q-hitch, Only 1045 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $137,500 2008 Case IH 245 Magnum C/A MFD, 46” Duals, Wts., 4 Remotes, Q-hitch, 3100 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $112,000 Case IH 255 Magnum C/A MFD, 46” Duals, Wts., 4 Remotes, Q-hitch, 4500 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79,500 Case IH 7140 C/A MFD, Duals, Wts., 4 Remotes, 4800 Hrs . $52,500 Case IH MX 120 C/A MFD, 1900 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,500 Case IH MXM 120 C/A MFD, Loader, 3400 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . $47,500 JD 8330 C/A MFD, 46” Duals, 4 Remotes, Green Star Ready, Q-hitch, Sold New in Ohio, 1200 Hrs., Warranty . . . . Call for Great Price JD 8410 C/A MFD, 46” Duals, 4 Remotes, Q-hitch, Front & Rear Wts., 4300 Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $105,000 JD 6715 C/A MFD, P.Q. w/L.H. Rev, Only 1775 Hrs . . . . . . . . $45,500 JD 4020 w/JD 148 Ldr., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,500 JD 2550 2 Wheel, Nice Little Tractor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,500 JD 313 Skid Steer, Only 148 Orig. Hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 New Holland D-C 85 Dozer, Hydro, 6-way, 2200 Orig. Hrs., ex. cond., Compare Anywhere! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,500 New Holland 115-A C/A 4x4 w/Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,500 New Holland 4630 Turbo 4x4 w/Loader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,500 Ford 7740 2 Wheel, PTO, 3ph, 2 Remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,700 Ford 3000-D 2 Wheel, PTO, 3ph, Remotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500

Farm Machinery For Sale

518-829-7790 ARRIVING NOW! Several trailer loads of Case IH 1640 & 1660 combines. Eleven (11) now in stock. Prices reduced. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

GET A

BP20 HESSTON round bale shredder. Hull-O Farms 518239-6950

K & J SURPLUS

BRILLION 26’ X-FOLD PACKER, nice, $9,200; 4 Kilbros gravity bins w/gears. 315-5363807

USED COMBINE & CHOPPER PARTS

CASE IH 7140 MFWD, 6000 hours, local trade, new interior, new exhaust, $42,900. Zeisloft Eq. 800-919-3322

LANSING, NY 607-533-4850 Nights 607-279-6232 Days

TRACTORS Minot dsl., 3pt. . . . . . . . . . . $5,500 JD 5210 dsl. . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,000 JD 4x2 Gator, exc. . . . . . . . $4,200 ENGINES JD 404T, 466T, 329, AC 3500, AC F2 MISC. TCI 5 Ton Fertilizer Spreader SS. . $2,850 Goosen Bale Chopper, 3pt., Commercial. . . . . . . . . . . . . $750 Winpower Generator 12-20kw . . . $1,250 Brillion Cultipacker, 12' . . . . . $750 TILLAGE JD 2700 5x18 . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 JD 2600 5x18 . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 Chisel Plow 3pt., 7 Shank. . $1,200 DRILLS Brillion 10' Seeder . . . . . . . $2,350 JD 8250 w/Seeder . . . . . . . $2,250

DRILLS JD 8350 DD . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 IH 5100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 JD 4 Row Precision Planter. . $850 SPRAYERS Century 300 Gallon Chicken Wing Booms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,400 Century 500 Gallon . . . . . . $1,250 BALERS JD 336 w/Kicker . . . . . . . . . $2,450 NH 273 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,850 Steel Rack Wagons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 & $2,600 COMBINES Header Cart . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 JD 643. . . . . . . . . $5,700 & $4,750 JD 343 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200 213-216 Grain Heads . . . . . . . Call IH 810 16.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 IH 863 4x30. . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,600 JD Chopper Mount Plate . . . . $950

CASE/AMCO, 24’ folding disc, H.D. bearings, 18” blades, rock flex, asking $6,000/OBO. 716-213-7843 CIH 5500 grain drill; Krause Dominator; CIH Steiger STX375; CIH 7088 Combine. 585370-4653 CIH 8575 big square baler, 60,000 bales, works good, $28,000. Call Lewis at 315531-9315 COMBINE:Case IH 2388, 4WD, loaded, w/2 heads 2206 & 2020, great condition, $135,000. 540-825-6929

Farm Machinery For Sale

Corn Planter Sale

JD 7200 4 Row Vac, No-Till Dry Fert., Nice Shape . . . . . . .$6,500 JD 7200 6 Row Vac, Dry Fert., Nice Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500 CIH 955 6 Row No Till, Dry Fert. w/15” Interplants . . . . . . .$15,000

518-848-4669 E-Z TRAIL & STOLTZFUS kicker bale wagons, 9’x18’ w/ gear, $3,600; 12 bale, low profile, round bale carrier, 31’ long, $3,600; and feeder wagons. Sunnyhill Farm, 518-8855106. FULL LINE OF USED EQUIPMENT: 7000 JD corn planter, no till & dry fertilizer, $8,000; 93 JD 4960 w/Degelman blade, $45,000; Fan manure separator, $15,000. 802-2727009 or 802-223-3868 HYRDAPUSH Manure Spreader, Leon 585, top beater & gate, excellent condition, $15,000. No Sunday calls. 315-946-0087 IH 1086 dual 18.4x38, dual PTO, field ready; (2) tandem running gears; Oliver 546 4 bottom plow. 607-588-6723 IH 4166, 10’ blades, excellent condition, $12,000 OBO. 518857-7406 IH 700 trailer, 7 bottom, good condition; White 498, 4,5&6 bottom; IH 720 6 bottom onland, nice. 315-536-3807 IH 800 12 bottom spring reset trailer plow; IH 11 shank disk chisel; IH 10 shank disk chisel; Glencoe 7 shank disk chisel. 315-536-3807 IH dsl. dump truck, $3,000; new dump trailer, $5,000; 9 ton trailer, $1,500; Excavator, $12,500; Case 450 Dozer, $8,500; JD 350C Dozer, $11,500; White 4x4 ldrhoe, $9,000; Case ldrhoe, $6,000. JD 4630, nice, $12,500; JD tractor & ldr, compact, $10,500; Hesston 4x4 w/cab, $9,000; White 4x4 w/cab, 135hp, nice, $12,500; Int. 4x4, $13,500; David Brown, $3,500; Baler, $2,000; Round Baler $1,500; Corn Picker, $1,500; Corn & Flail Choppers, $1,200 up. 6 4x4 Blazers & pickups. Several balers; many discbines; hay wagons; hay rakes; tedders; land plows; discs; 300+ tractors; several Woodsplitters; Brush Hogs, Harrows, Plows & more. Acres of equipment; also parts. Buying Machines Dead or Alive

518-634-2310

INTERNATIONAL 966 diesel, 80% rubber, very very nice condition. 315-397-2593 JD MoCo 936 discbine, excellent condition $11,900. 518527-2701.

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CATSKILL TRACTOR, INC. 384 Center Street • Franklin, New York (607) 829-2600

BEST DEALS ON USED EQUIPMENT CIH 385 4x4 Tractor w/Loader . . . . . . . . .$13,750 CIH 8420 Round Baler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,995 CIH 8530 Inline Baler w/Thrower . . . . . . . .$8,990 Bush Hog SH1560 Disc Chisel . . . . . . . . .$4,999 Bush Hog 1439 Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,495 Anderson M90 Log Loader . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,995 Coyote C26 Payloader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,695 Fella SM165 3Pt Disc Mower . . . . . . . . . . .$2,975 Fella KM167 Drum Mower . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,695 Ford 5000 Tractor w/Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,795 Ford 575D TLB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,750 Gehl MX65 Grinder Mixer . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,295 Great Plains EWNT10 No Till Grain Drill . .$5,885 IH 550 Box Manure Spreader . . . . . . . . . . .$3,275 IH 496 21’ Wing Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,795 Pictures and Full Listing on web www.catskilltractor.com Financing Available ~ Delivery Available

PRICES REDUCED Bes t in Nor theas t No w in the South

Farm Machinery For Sale JD 7200 12 row vac. planter, front flex fold, insect boxes, 250 monitor, always kept inside, excellent field ready condition, $12,500, partial trades considered. 315-2765122 JD 8300 drill, 21x7, seeder, double disc, packer wheels, excellent, $4,500; JD 230 disc, 26’, 22” disc blade, like new, $6,700; White 271 Rock flex disc, 23’, 20” blades, $6,500; White Oliver 252 disc, 16’, mechanical fold, good blade, $2,950; JD 13’ B-W disc, $2,300; (6) Yetter no-till coulters for liquid fertilizer, $75.00/each. Mike Franklin, 607-749-3424 JD 8420, 8200, 7920, 7700, 7405, 7210, 6615, 5500, 5400, 4955, 4560; Case IH 215, MX200, 8930, 7140, MX135, MX120, JX95, C80. NH 900 chopper. Degelman 14’ blade. 585-732-1953 JD BALER PARTS: Used, New Aftermarket and rebuilt. JD canopy new aftermarket, $750. Call for pictures. Nelson Horning 585-526-6705 JOHN DEERE 260 loader, single lever control, 8’ bucket; JD 46A loader; JD Degelman blade for row crop tractor; Case IH 885 w/cab, 2WD; JD direct cut head for chopper. 518-376-0244

John Deere 2840 w/148 loader, 80hp, 500 hrs. on new engine, tires 90%, no cracks or welds on loader, nice shape . . . . . .$13,000 OBO Tubeline Bale Boss 1 big bale shredder, skid steer mount, like new . . .$10,500

315-725-0139 BEST WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts on Motor & Transmission, most all combines BEST QUALITY: Selected Direct from Farm or OEM Dealers BEST SELECTION: Just visit website; We got em BEST TRUCKING: Lowest Rates Available BEST “TRUE” INTEREST: 3.7% 3 Years • 4.2% 5 Years • 4.9% 7 Years Over 25+ Years Selling Combines WE WANT TO SELL YOU YOUR NEXT COMBINE

JOHN DEERE 3020 tractor, diesel engine, overhauled 2008, $6,800; Gehl 1475 variable chamber silage baler, good condition, $6,200. 315684-3228 JOHN DEERE 4890 self propelled winrower, one owner, excellent condition, 2300 hours; 1850 Oliver tractor, 100hp, w/Perkins diesel engine. 518-843-0999 JOHN DEERE 6400 MFWD, dual hydraulics, open station, rebuilt trans, 540/1000 PTO, good condition, $14,500. 315536-3807 JOHN DEERE 7000, 6 row corn planter, dry fertilizer, $5,500. 607-769-5199

Bloomsburg, PA • Route 44 (Jerseytown) 328 Danville Rd. (Near I-80)

TOLL FREE 800-919-3322 www.zeisloftequip.com

JOHN DEERE 8420, duals, weights, power shift, $104,000. Brand New NH TD5050, 4x4, cab. 315-447-3008 JOHN DEERE sound guard cab for 3150 w/new compressor & condenser, $3,600 OBO. Nelson Parts 315-5363737

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

Farm Machinery For Sale

JOHN DEERE TRACTOR PARTS

MACK ENTERPRISES

WANTED

Many New Parts in Stock RECENT MODELS IN FOR SALVAGE:

•6420 burnt •6215 burnt •E4020 •L4020 PS •E3020 •4240 •3010 • 2950 4WD • 2840 • 2630 • 2550 4WD • 2010 • 830 We Rebuild Your Hydraulic Pumps, SCV Valves, Steering Valves, etc. All Units are Bench Tested Many Used Tractor Parts Already Dismantled CALL FOR YOUR NEEDS

NELSON PARTS Penn Yan, NY

800-730-4020 315-536-3737 JUST PURCHASED: JD 2755, 2WD, local tractor, nice; JD 4450 & JD 4455, just arrived. Sharp JD 4620, 2WD, new transmission (power shift), w/duals $34,900. 800919-3322 zeisloftequip.com JUST PURCHASED: JD 4555 MFWD, low hours & sharp, farm sale tractor, $55,000. Zeisloft Farm Eq. 800-9193322 KICKER BALE WAGONS $2,350; 8 & 10 Ton Running Gears, $1,325-$1,500; 20’ Bale Carriers, $2,750. Horst’s Welding, 585-526-5954 LOOK! BEST VALUE ON LOT. 1995 Case IH 5240, MFWD, w/excellent loader, only $32,900. Tractor alone is worth that! Zeisloft Eq. 800919-3322 LOWEST PRICES on combines are always Feb. & March. Save some major money this time of year. 1 year motor & tran. Warranty loves you to next February. 800919-3322 zeisloftequip.com MANURE SPREADER, 2011 H&S 5120 Top Shot, 2000 gallon capacity, just like new. 802-728-5135

Randolph, NY

(716) 358-3006 • (716) 358-3768 Ship UPS Daily www.w2r.com/mackenterprises/

New & Used Tractor & Logging Equipment Parts

NH 8560, TW15, 8830, 9700; Case 4890, 4494, 2870, 2470, 1370, 2590, 2390. Schulte Jumble 320 rock picker. 585732-1953

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NOTICE: Mr. Peters, I lost your phone number. Martin’s Welding, Penn Yan, NY 315531-8672

Organic Weed Control

Weeder w/Kovar Tines Horse Drawn 5’-15’ - 3pt. 5’-46½’ Many Options Available

Call Bob at 716-984-7442 PARTING OUT: Case 930, 970, 1070, 1370, 2290, 1394, 1494; Ford 8000, 6000, 4000; Int. 5088, 1586, 986, 886. New & Used tires & rims of all sizes. 585-732-1953 PARTS FOR 1750 OLIVER, high low trans., $800; radiator, $200; fuel tank, $100. 315592-2336 PATZ 98C 16’-20’ SILO Unloader, unloaded 2 silos; 8’ Kelly Ryan bagger; 2-34” IH cast centers 3-1/4” axles. 716-665-9416

Maine e To o North Carolina

Massey Ferguson 165, 175, 265, 275, 285 Any Condition

814-793-4293 Farm Machinery Wanted

WANTED

John Deere 5460, 5820, or 5830 Choppers

814-793-4293

WANTED TO BUY: Used farm & construction equipment, running or not. Early or late models 1970’s & newer. Will 315-777-2357 WANTED: Gehl used 2340 discbine for parts. Call 607588-7794 WANTED: Potato sprayer (high pressure); also Allis Chalmers farm implements working or non-working. 315677-9511

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn FOR SALE: 1500 tons corn silage, 1500 tons haylage. All in Ag Bags. 607-565-9677

Green Haven Open Pollinated Corn Seed ***Silage, Grain, Wild Life Plots ***Available Certified Organic ***Early Varieties ***Free Catalog ***Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed Group

607-566-9253

www.openpollinated.com

YOUR SOURCE FOR:

Buy New Tractors?

MEYERS Manure spreader, 125 bushel, poly bed and sides, T-bar chain, end gate, very good condition, $3,600. 518-483-7280

GIVE ME A BREAK

NEW HOLLAND 36 flail chopper, 6’ cut, stored inside, asking $3,200. 518-895-2230 Leave Message

PleasantCreekHay.com

Mowing is the easiest Task it’ll ever perform!

Farm Supplies

• Livestock Feeds • Ration Balancing • SeedWay Seeds • Crystalyx Products Buying Corn, Feed Wheat & Oats

(315)) 549-82266 Romulus, NY 14541

Farm Supplies

NEW SKID LOADER ATTACHMENTS • Buckets • Manure Forks • Pallet Forks • Bale Spears • Round Bale Grabbers • Feed Pushers • Adapter Plates • Skid Steer Hitch

Save Time - Labor - Fuel with Extended Drain Intervals & Better Protection = $

Truck Freight Available

Used Oil Analysis Available

MARTIN’S WELDING 315-531-8672

585-657-6496 or 585-261-0593

RIDER OIL www.rideroil.com

Independent Dealer

roger@rideroil.com

1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

SMITH AG SERVICE Morrisville, NY 315-447-7579 mark@smithagservice.com

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn RED CLOVER SEED for sale, $70.00 per bushel or $1.20 per pound. 315-536-8675 REED CANARY GRASS SEED, tested for purity and germ, $2.50/lb. Pete Block 814-757-8495, 814-730-5595 please leave message, speak clearly.

Fencing

Fencing

Generators

ELECTRIC FENCE CONTROLLER REPAIRS. Factory authorized warranty center for Zereba, ParMak, many others. No charge for estimates. Quick turn-around time. Send or bring to our shop, any make, any model. 518-284-2180

LOCUST POSTS, POLES, Split Rails, 6x6’s, 4x4’s. Other hardwood & softwood boards and planks, custom cut. Also lots, land cleared, woodlots wanted. 518-883-8284

GENERATORS

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Feed, Seed, Grain & Corn

Grain Roasting On Your Far m

Soybeans • Corn Barley • Wheat

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

AG LIME HI-MAG

3 0 To n M i n i mu m Spreader & Spreading Available

188 Genesee St. - Suite 209 Auburn, NY 13021

1-800-599-71500 315-258-4394 Grieg Dougherty • Richard Damaske Carter Riley • Greg Creeden Jeff Kuney • Dan Campbell (Distiller Sales)

Fencing

E FARM FENCE & SUPPLY EMPIR “Miles of Quality Start Here”

• High Tensile • Split Rail • Misc. Types of Fence • Energizers • Fencing Supplies

All New Contraction Options - Call For Details

GRAIN AND INGREDIENT MERCHANDISERS ORIGINATING CORN & MARKETING DISTILLERS FOR SUNOCO ETHANOL PLANT , F ULTON , NY

GREENVILLE SAW SERVICE, INC. 518-966-4346 FAX 518-966-4647

Call T J Allen 315-845-6777 315-868-2438

SELF-CONTAINED Detroit diesel, single phase generator; 315-480-0250

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

Fertilizer & Fertilizer Spreading

ROY’S

315-534-8948

Fencing

PTO Units in Stock 25 & 40 KW. Portable & Standby •Shipping Available•

Large Quantity Discount ALSO BEDDING SAND & CHICKEN MANURE

Waterville Grain Roasting Oneida Co., NY

GENERAC SERVICE CENTER

SPREADING SERVICE LLC New Lime Hi - Cal

Spreader By Float

cell#

607-434-1024

Roy Van Warner

607-432-7476 Financial Services

Financial Services

For Sale

Goats

SEASONINGS: Home Fries. Ranch Hearty Steak Seasoning. Catalog H. McIntosh, Box 714, Pittsfield, MA 01202

GOATS: 10-20 bred goats, Alpine and Saanens, 6-10 dry yearlings, good show and milking stock. Must sell. 607838-8227 or 607-280-6617

4097 Rt. 34B, Union Springs, NY 13160 RUSTIN WILSON

(315) 364-5240

E & A FENCE

771 State Highway 163, Fort Plain, NY

Custom Roasting and Cooling Your Soybeans, Corn, Etc. at Your Farm or Mill. “ R O A S T I T, C O O L I T ! ”

Bringing Security For Them Peace of Mind For You ~ Sales & Installation of All Types of Fence ~ Visit Our Retail Location by Appointment

518-993-5177

Quality First - Always

Serving All of NY State.

2033 Brothertown Rd., Deansboro, NY 13328 Phone: (315) 841-4910 Fax: (315) 841-4649 Hrs.: Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm; Fall/Winter Sat. BY APPT. ONLY

Weiler’s Grain Roasting

www.williamsfarmfence.com • Email williamsfence@gmail.com

(315) 549-7081

SEE US AT THE NEW YORK FARM SHOW CENTER OF PROGRESS BUILDING LOT 177

See Us at the NY Farm Show Toyota Building Booth 635

TINGLEY

• Hi-Top Work Rubbers* #1300 - $17.00/pr • 10” Closure Boots* #1400 - $22.00/pr • 17” Knee Boots #1500 - $26.00/pr Sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X, & 3X

Naples Distributors Galvanized d Steell Feederr

Poly y Balee Feeder

WE SELL: • Treated Posts • Horse Stalls • Bale Feeders • Horse Mats • Gates • Energizers • Waterers • Electrobraid • Cattle Handling Equip. • And Much More!

Supplier of Organic Feed and Fertilizer

(888) 223-8608

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Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers NEW AND USED Grain Dryers: GT, MC, GSI. Call anytime toll free 1-877-422-0927

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

Grain Handling Equip. Bins & Dryers

A N MARTIN GRAIN SYSTEMS 315-923-9118

Clyde, NY

WE SPECIALIZE IN • Sukup Grain Bins • Dryers • Grain Legs • Custom Mill Righting

• Hopper Feed Bins • Transport Augers • Crane Service • Dryer Service

Hay - Straw Wanted

Heating

Help Wanted DAIRY FARM EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/MECHANIC

ALWAYS WANTED TIMOTHY MIXED HAY ALFALFA MIXED HAY

Job opportunity immediately available in CNY for full time year-round work.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cuttings Also Small Square Mulch

Call 4M FARMS 315-684-7570 • 315-559-3378 CENTRAL BOILER E-Classic OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call today Halloran Farm 845-482-5208.

Help Wanted

Assist in operating equipment used in agricultural production. Responsibilities will also include maintaining and repairing modern farm equipment in heated shop. Competitive salary & benefits. Respond with references & phone numbers to set up appointment for interview.

315-696-8051

WANTED:

Hay - Straw For Sale

Hay - Straw For Sale

STANTON BROTHERS

HAY SAVER Plus Hay Preservative, 68% Propionic Acid. 87¢ per pound. Product available in Waterloo, NY. Delivery Available. Conoy Ag, Elizabethtown, PA 717-367-5078

10 Ton Minimum Limited Availability

518-768-2344 1ST CUTTING grass hay, 4x4 round bales, wrapped; 2nd cut grass baleage, wrapped 4x4s. 315-324-5435 1st CUTTING square bales; 4x5 wrapped 1st cutting silage bales. All good quality. Roscoe,NY 607-498-5812 3x3x8 SECOND CUTTING grass hay, reed canary timothy mix, $190/ton. Pulaski,NY 315-651-2265 4x4 BALEAGE, $35.00/bale. 607-965-8184 500 BALES grass hay, $40/bale, quantity discounts. St. Lawrence County, NY. 315393-2818 DRY HAY: Several grades & quality levels available for horse, cow, sheep & goat. Large square, barn stored, no rained-on hay. Also, straw available. Pick up or deliver. Free loading. Fox Valley Vail Farms 518-872-1811 GOOD QUALITY HAY & STRAW. Large Square Bales. Will load or ship direct. 802849-6266 HAY FOR SALE: 3x3x7 large square bales, good color, no rain, alfalfa mix, approximately 125 tons, $150.00/ton. 607753-0343, 607-423-5775 HAY FOR SALE: 4x5 dry wrapped bales. Larchar Farms, 607-847-8393

H AY Farmer to Farmer Wet and Dry Round & Square Bales

1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut Hay Also Square Bales of

STRAW CALL STEVE

519-482-5365 HAYLAGE BALES & dry round bales. 700 bales baleage, 400 bales dry hay. Mulch/bedding round bales available. Albany,NY area. James Frueh, 518-436-1050 JUNE CUT 4x5 round bales, excellent cow hay. 518-5687765 MADE IN AMERICA!!! Quality Hay = Healthier Animals! All hay is tested and meets production and nutrient needs... Dry Round, Square & Wrapped, 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Delivery available. 845-9857866

ONTARIO DAIRY HAY & STRAW

Quality Alfalfa Grass Mix Lg. Sq. - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Cut

ALSO CERTIFIED ORGANIC Low Potassium for Dry Cows

Call for Competitive Prices NEEB AGRI-PRODUCTS

519-529-1141

WANTED

Hay & Straw - All Types We Pick Up & Pay Cell 717-222-2304 Buyers & Sellers WANTED: 1st & 2nd cut big & small squares. 315-363-9105 WANTED: Clean average 42 to 50 lb. square bales clean first and second cut hay. Eastern, NewYork area, 450 to 700 bale loads picked up. 203263-5334

Heating

The right candidate has strong mechanical skills, understands the performance of farm equipment and implements applications. The job requires computer knowledge and good communication skills. John Deere equipment repair knowledge and experience is a plus. Technicians have access to state-of-the-art computer diagnostic information, John Deere education programs, as well as performance incentive programs.

DAIRY MANAGER This position is ultimately responsible for the health, safety and performance of the milking herd. Position is a leadership and supervisory role with a team of employees who assist you in completing the day to day activities required to operate a large commercial dairy. Salary range $60,000+, with future ownership opportunity. Please send resume to

Dirk@twinbirch.net & Steve@twinbirch.net Or call Steve at

315-730-4111

Ag Service Tech

Cazenovia Equipment Company, a premier John Deere Dealer is looking for experienced service technicians to join our team in any of our eleven locations in New York.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Employment Opportunity FULL-TIME POSITION AS SALES SECRETARY Must be proficient in Excell and willing to learn a proprietary database software package. Good phone and organization skills a must. Mail resume to Bruce Button at Lee Publications Inc. PO Box 121, Palatine Bridge NY, 13428 or e-mail to bbutton@leepub.com

ment Opportunity Employ Service Technician - Milking Equipment Wormuth Dairy and Refrigeration Morrisville, NY

Cazenovia Equipment offers competitive compensation package, 401K retirement program, employee discount, personal leave days many group employee benefits.

Apply now...

CENTRAL BOILER EClassic OUTDOOR FURNACES. Cleaner and Greener. 97% Efficient. EPA Qualified. Call North Creek Heat 315-8663698

www.cazenoviaequipment.com

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Fax Resume to (315) 655-8433 Email Resume: jobs@cazequip.com

Great Opportunities!

Mountain View Equipment, LLC

LOOKING FOR

Small Engine Technician DIESEL ENGINE, HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, CLEAN DRIVER’S LICENSE

Agricultural Equipment Sales Person EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

Please Apply in Person 1137 Route 7 North Openings in Middlebury Location 802-388-4482 Benefits • EOE

TIRED OF MAKING THE SAME REPAIRS EVERYDAY? Progressive, profitable family owned, family friendly business is seeking a service technician to join our service team. Wormuth Dairy and Refrigeration has a long tradition of serving local dairy farm businesses. We are committed to superior customer service for our customers; your supervisor will strive to ensure that you succeed based on professional supervisory training. Our new team member will install and service dairy equipment and will provide scheduled preventive maintenance. An understanding of dairy farm equipment is desirable. This position enables you to have a continuing relationship with clients while working with a small number of dedicated service technicians working with local productive dairy farm businesses. The qualifications to succeed in this position include excellence as a trouble shooter, a passion for working with a variety of equipment and systems, and satisfaction from working alone as a service tech and as part of an installation team. Wormuth Dairy and Refrigeration is committed to providing world-class initial and continuing training. We are planning to begin interviews on February 18th. Address questions to Sheila at 315 684-9152. Apply by sending resume to address below or e-mail to wormuth@frontiernet.net

Wormuth Dairy & Refrigeration Box 332, 3859 Swamp Road Morrisville, NY 13408 Attn: Dave Wormuth

1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Help Wanted

Hoof Trimming

FARM HELP WANTED: Basic mechanic skills are necessary. Responsibilities will include: Equipment operation, Milking, Cleaning, Feeding, Equipment maintenance, Crop work. Prior experience required. References required. Family owned 80 cow Registered Holstein Farm. 315-684-9034

DAN & JEN WILLIAMS HOOF TRIMMING • 28 Years Experience • VET RECOMMENDED • 607-591-0885

HEAD FEEDER POSITION

Available on an Expanding 1,000 Cow Dairy in CNY A successful candidate will be a motivated individual who will be responsible for mixing and delivering a total mixed ration to the dairy herd as well as overseeing bunk management and feed equipment preventative maintenance. Experience operating machinery, a valid driver’s license, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude are a must. Experience as a feeder is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person. Contact Chris At 315-729-3186 after 7PM A job description is available upon request HERDSPERSON wanted on a 200 cow dairy, salary and benefits based on experience. Call 315-823-7004.

Large Dairy Farm Located in Cayuga County, NY Is seeking a goal-oriented team player to join our crop crew. Ideal candidate will have a class A CDL, knowledge of dairy farming, and strong mechanical and operation skills. A positive attitude and willingness to learn are also a must.

Call

315-729-0438

Poultry Processing Plant Supervisor. On-farm USDAinspected processing. 7500+ birds per week. Upstate New York location. Experience required. Spanish language helpful. Salary depends on experience. Email resume to: MariaW@hvc.rr.com PROGRESSIVE Dairy, located in Cooperstown, NY, position available immediately for the right individual. Duties include: all types of field work with some maintenance, year round work. Class A or B CDL. Flexible hours, a team player with a passion for Ag. Eric 607-547-2797, 607-4355345

Hoof Trimming

Hoof Trimming

Maintenance & Repair

Attention

Horses

Building Owners

17 YEAR OLD Percheron mare, good line or jockey horse, $500. Call 315-8231618

Don’t tear down Your failing structures. We can repair them.

SMALL White Percheron gelding, broke for wedding carriage, also rides. Also, team of well broke, older Belgian geldings, sound, shod. Erin C. Lundy 315-493-1051

Lawn & Garden

Insurance

Insurance

MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 877439-6803

Before

Lumber & Wood Products

Woodford Bros., Inc. Box 108, Apulia Station, NY 13020 1-800-OLD-BARN WWW.1-800-OLD-BARN.COM Maple Syrup Supplies

Maple Syrup Supplies

SHAW’S MAPLE PRODUCTS 7945 Maxwell Rd. • Clinton, NY 13323

$$$ Logging $$$- Buying Standing Timber: Professional Free Consultation. 15-1000 acres. Paid before cut. 315668-3786, Cell 315-706-4592

Home/Fax: 315-835-7798 Email: info@shawsmapleproducts.com www.shawsmapleproducts.com

Carol Shaw Cell: 315-725-0547

Curt Shaw Cell: 315-725-6512

Maple Syrup Supplies

Maple Syrup Supplies

After

Performing structural renovations and general construction since 1965. With having been involved in over 30,000 projects we feel confident we can solve your problems

BAILLIE LUMBER CO. buys all species of hardwood veneer logs, sawlogs and standing timber year round. IMMEDIATE LOCAL PAYMENT AND TRUCKING AVAILABLE. Please call for an updated price and spec sheet today! Smyrna Sawmill 607-627-6547. Mark Mowrey 315-796-6644; Phil Day 315436-2766; Jonathan DeSantis 315-882-8174; Sean Karn 315-436-3588. Boonville Sawmill 315-942-5284. Dave Prezyna 315-436-5329; Paul Snider 315-827-4062 (home) or 315-436-0949 (cell); Tom King 315-436-0936; Lukas Myers 315-263-6909.

2-STAINLESS STEEL bulk milk tanks for storage: 1-1500 gallon round Girton ($2,500), 1-600 gallon rectangular Diplomat ($800). 978-5050380

Maintenance & Repair

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Maple Syrup Equipment & Supplies Serving The Maple Industry For More Than 80 Years!

Large Inventory In Stock For All Your Needs!

EADER

EVAPORATOR CO.

Countryside Hardware 1712 Albany St., DeRuyter, NY 13052

Phone: 315/852-3326 Fax: 315/852-1104

Shipping UPS Daily

www.countrysidehardware.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00; Sat. 8:00 to 4:00; Sun. 10:00-2:00

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1-800-836-2888 classified@leepub.com Maple Syrup Supplies

Maple Syrup Supplies

Maple Syrup Equipment & Supplies Serving NY Maple Producers For More Than 80 Years. Large Inventory In Stock For All Your Needs!

Poultry & Rabbits

Phone: 315/852-3326 • Fax: 315/852-1104 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-5:00; Sat. 8:00 to 4:00; Sun. 10:00-2:00 www.countrysidehardware.com Shipping UPS Daily

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM and split level house. Unique entrepreneurial opportunity, earn a second income, fourth bedroom off family room and office, large closets and pristine floors, open kitchen atmosphere, 2½ baths. Bloomfield,CT 860-989-2783

Day Old Chicks: Broilers, Layers Turkeys, Ducks

NEPPA Hatchery Jill & Ken Gies 660 Fordsbush Road Ft. Plain, NY 13339

Countryside Hardware PO Box 409, Albany St., DeRuyter, NY 13052

Real Estate For Sale

email: giespasture@frontiernet.net Write or call for prices & availability

GOAT RANCH FOR SALE, 50 acres, 200 goats. Saugerties, NY 845-706-3633

518-568-5322

CENTRAL VERMONT DAIRY for sale, 394 acres, double 8 parlor, 200+ cow capacity, slurry store, harvestore, bunk silos. $750,000 firm. Cows, machinery, and feed available. Call 860-836-1524

ORGANIC DAIRY FARM/ CREAMERY, 318 acres. 8 miles from Cooperstown,NY. Two 3 bedroom homes, 100 cow freestall, Double 6 milking parlor. Many outbuilding for young stock, hay & equipment. New cheese room, aging facility & solar electric system. 200 acres fenced for grazing. $998,500. 607-2869362

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Parts

Parts & Repair

NEW, USED & RECONDITIONED

STARTERS, ALTERNATORS, and GENERATORS for all domestic and import engines. Also HIGH TORQUE DIESEL STARTERS. Prompt Service 315-826-7892 Gary Sneath

PARTS FOR CONSTRUCTION & AGRICULTURE Case-JD-IHC Crawlers Case-JD-Ford-IHC TLB’s Case-JD-Wheel Loaders Skid Loader Parts SPECIAL: MultiKey Construction Sets $45

607-642-3293

BATES CORPORATION 12351 Elm Rd BOURBON, IN 46504

New, Used & Rebuilt We Ship Anywhere CHECK OUT OUR MONTHLY WEB SPECIALS! Call the IH Parts Specialists:

Our Web Address: www.batescorp.com

315-429-0300

www.vanbillingsrealestate.com

Want To Sell Your Farm or Land? Call Van!

HELP WANTED

Rt. 38 & 38B, Newark Valley, NY

IH TRACTOR SALVAGE PARTS

Van Billings, Broker/Owner 14 S. Main St., Dolgeville, NY 13329

Active farm real estate broker seeks person with extensive farming experience to handle farm sales in Madison County and nearby areas. Must have real estate license or be willing to get one. Phone Van Billings @ 315-429-0300

GOODRICH TRACTOR PARTS

Parts & Repair

Van Billings Real Estate, LLC

FARMS

NEEDED: 100-300 Acres Tillable

Poultry & Rabbits

Poultry Goslings, ducklings, chicks, turkeys, guineas, bantams, pheasants, chukars, books, medications.

Clearview Hatchery PO Box 399 Gratz, PA 17030

1-800-248-2955

(717) 365-3234

Parts & Repair

Parts & Repair

Dave Gabel Agricultural Belt Services

“BELT T BUSTERS” $ave on Flat Belts for Your Farm Machinery

21 Years of Customer Satisfaction QUALITY BELTS AT FARMER PRICES Now Available: Extensive Line of Trailers & Trailer Parts ~ Call for Information & Prices

Agricultural Belt Service Route 75, Eden, NY 14057 Call 716-337-BELT Now accepting MasterCard, Visa & Discover

IN

MADISON COUNTY - LEBANON - EATON - EARLVILLE

QUALITY BUYER WILL PAY MY COMMISSION

Oppenheim - 37.1 Acres - $110,000 Beautiful old multi-level barn would make an excellent home. A drilled well, 2 septics and electricity already on the property. 37.1 acres of nice farmland, great hayfields, beautiful and magnificent distant views all makes a perfect spot for a retreat.

Manheim - 42 Acres - $135,000 Barn on about 42 acres with apartment built into barn. Includes the business of Zook’s storage shed, lawn furniture and food goods, but does not include the inventory. Excellent main roadbusiness site.

Minden - 81.6 Acres - $299,900 Superb Horse Farm - 36x96 Morton Building with 8 gorgeous stalls. Plus old dairy barn, turn out sheds, equipment shed, pond, all fenced. Remarkable post and beam passive solar design on home with very open floor plan. Spectacular private setting at end of road. Any offer is subject to court and bank approval.

Manheim - 83 Acres - $440,000 Vintage brick farmhouse fully restored with beautiful floors and trim, keeping the original look, yet with a modern kitchen and baths.The main house has 3200 sq ft including 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. There is a 1 bedroom, 1800 sq ft apartment with a huge great room, amazing fireplace and wonderful views. Could be used as a 2 family or in law apartment. Set on 83 magnificent acres of useable farmland this property is ideal for horses or a small sustainable farming operation. There is an old barn and two modern steel barns. The Morton pole barn, 40X80 has water and electricity. Part of a larger parcel, taxes to be determined.

Real Estate For Sale

Real Estate For Sale

Kinship Properties Inc. 2 Locations To Serve You

St. Johnsville Branch Dolgeville Branch

54 East Main Street, St. Johnsville NY 13452 • (518) 568-2776

10 E. State St., Dolgeville NY 13329 • (315) 429-9750

Fortt Plain n

GOULD RD.

Mostly wooded with hardwood. Timber value on 39.3 acres. Drilled well - possible septic Open to offers Price of $80,000 Call John Case @ 518-281-8008

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Ilion n 505 ELIZABETHTOWN RD. Spectacular brand new custom built home on 10 scenic acres of land. This 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 bath home is a must see. Living room has natural wood cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and beautiful wood floors throughout. Large eat in kitchen with new appliances and master bathroom features a jacuzzi tub. Additional features include attached 2 stall garage, barn with tack room and running water, and full walkout basement. Private driveway off quiet country road welcomes you to your new dream home. $239,000 Call Heidi Mouyos @ 315-717-7269

Richfield d Springs 3558 US HWY 20 Two homes, a commercial building, and two barns is just the beginning to this estate. Property is lcoated on 12.94 acres with spectacula views of Canandarago Lake and Panther Mountain. Also available is 43 adjioning acres of rolling alfalfa and timothy with a brand new barn 105x50 (Separate Parcel). Main house is beautifully restored with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The guest home (currently rental income) includes 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and the Mother-in-law apartment has a separate entrance with a full kitchen, living room, and 1 bedroom. This property is clearly a bargain price and a must see! $299,000 Call Heidi Mouyos @ 315-717-7269

St.. Johnsville e 114 W. MAIN ST. A beautiful Victorian Home, 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout, in excellent condition. This property also has additional income property, 2 units behind the main home, a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom apartment. A great investment property! $169,000 Call Bob Snell @ 518-321-9897

Sawmilll with h Residentiall Property 2633 ST. HWY. 10 Caroga Lake sawmill and residental property. Owner willing to sacrifice. Name your price! To break up lots, build on pad or sell business without equipment! $199,000

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tration requested. Contact Steuben CCE, 607-6642300. Best Milking Practices Edgewood Restaurant, 565 Elmira Street, Troy, PA. 9 am - 2:30 pm. Bring footwear that can be sanitized, as well as warm and clean clothing. Plastic boots provided. $35/person. Pennsylvania dairy producers and their dairy employees may attend this workshop for the discounted fee of $17.50. Registration available online. Call 888-373-7232. On Internet at www.das.psu.edu/ dairy-alliance/education/ best-milking-practices FEB 21 & 22 North Country Crop Congresses 9:30 am - 3 pm. Lunch & materials provided. • Feb. 21 - Moe’s Bar and Grill, Malone, 518-4837403. • Feb. 22 - W.H. Miner Cen-

ter Auditorium, Chazy, NY. NYSDEC Pesticide Re-certification Credits and Certified Crop Advisor Credits are pending. FEB 22 Crop Congress Miner Center building of Miner Institute on Route 191, just west of exit 41 on Interstate 87. 10 am - 3 pm. Crop Congress is open to the public at no charge, with no advance registration required. Lunch is available for $5. Grow Food During the Winter Town of Chenango Community Hall. 6 pm. $10/person. Contact Carol, 607-7728953. FEB 22 & 24 Group Housed Dairy Calf Symposiums • Feb 22 - Tally Ho Restaurant, Richfield Springs, NY • Feb 24 - Southside Holiday

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FEB 22-25 NNY Pasture Meetings For more information on times and exact locations, please contact one of the following county based CCE offices: St. Lawrence County 315-379-9192 or bmf9@cornell.edu; Jefferson County - 315-788-8450 or rak76@cornell.edu; Franklin County - 518-483-7403 or

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12 month grazing chart sponsored by the Upper Susquehanna Coalition for every participant but you need to register for this indepth program. Contact John Wickham - Schuyler County SWCD 607-5356878 or Jonathan Barter Steuben County SWCD 607776-7398. Horseman’s Social Longfellow’s Restaurant & Inn, 500 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY. 6-9 pm. Great buffet style hors d’oeuvres! Entertainment. Door Prizes. $25/person. Pre-registration requested. Contact Sharon T. LaPier, 518-885-8995 or e-mail stl32@cornell.edu.

Meeting on Hydro-Fracking Town of Trenton Municipal Building, Route 12, Barneveld, NY. 7 pm. Present ing “The known risks and unknown costs of hydrofracking in Upstate New York: What towns can do.” Contact Jeff Miller, 315736-3394 ext. 120 or e-mail jjm14@cornell.edu. FEB 23 & MAR 29 Sustainable Cortland’s Soup and Sustenance Winter Reading Series The Beard Building, 9 Main St., Cortland, NY. 6-8 pm. Soup and bread provided. Contact Sara Watrous, sustainablecortland@gmail. com FEB 23-24 2012 Bionutrient Crop Production United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs, NY. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm both days. The cost is $150 and substantial financial aid is available for those who would like to apply. To apply for aid and/or to register, please contact Douglas Williams at doug@realfoodcampaign.org or by phoning 603-9247008. On Internet at www. realfoodcampaign.org FEB 23-24 & MAR 1 Farm Investments and Windfall Programs Delaware County Resource Center, Cooperative Extension, 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY. Feb. 23, 11 am - 3 pm, with a snow date of Feb. 24. A second program, “Managing Windfalls” will be held on March 1 from 11 am - 3 pm, with a March 2 snow date. The fee for the each program is $10/person. This includes lunch and handouts. Registration and prepayment would be appreciated by Feb. 20. To register, send a check made payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension and mail to P.O. Box 184, Hamden, NY 13782 and indicated which or both programs you are attending. FEB 23-25 New York Farm Show State Fair Grounds; Syracuse, NY. Contact Scott Grigor, 315-457-5145 or email sgrigor@ne-equip.com. FEB 25 7th Annual Central Region Forest Landowners Conference Penn State University Forest Resources Building Auditorium, Room 112, University Park, PA. 9 am - 4 pm. Registration is $25/person (includes program materials and lunch). Registration deadline is Feb. 17. You may pay online with any major credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover or American Express) or you may mail your check, made payable to “Penn State,” to Central Region Forest Landowners Conference, ATTN: Registration, 323 Ag. Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802. Farm Bill Listening Forum Clarkson University, Barben Rooms, Cheel Campus Center, Potsdam, NY. 11 am noon. Contact Sean Magers, 202-225-4611. Farming Our Future conference Taconic Hills in Craryville, NY. Includes topics that farmers are talking about

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Calendar of Events now, in a way that is interactive, informative and meaningful and will bring together local and regional farmers, educators, farmers’ market managers, agriculture students, providers of goods and services and consumers who care about the future of agriculture. Contact Karen DiPeri, 518-329-0890 or email karendiperi@gmail.com Opportunities for Your Rural & Forested Land Program Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Broome County. 9 am - noon. $15/person. $5 for each individual from the same family. Contact Carol, 607584-9966. JAN 25-26 Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting Century House Hotel & Conference Center, Route 9, Latham, NY (Albany County). This year’s sessions will cover nutrient management on pastures, conservation benefits of pasture, grass species and varieties grazing trials, organic methods for seeding and managing pastures, silvopasture tech-

niques and more. Contact Jim Cropper, e-mail jbcropper@yahoo.com. On Internet at www.grazing guide.net FEB 27 Agricultural Taxes Seminar Town of Chenango Community Hall. 6 pm. $25/business. Contact Carol, 607772-8953. FEB 27-29, FEB 28 Biogass Economics workshop • Feb. 27 - 9 am - 3 pm Genesee County CCE (Batavia, NY) • Feb. 28 - 9 am - 3 pm Auburn Holiday Inn (Auburn, NY) • Feb. 29 - 9 am - 3 pm Madison County CCE (Morrisville, NY). Registration is required to attend the event. We are targeting lenders, bankers and dairy farmers considering anaerobic digestion and those that support and advise farms who may be interested in the economic side of anaerobic digestion. Call e-mail jlp67@cornell. edu FEB 28 Barn Meeting Albano Dairy, State Route 23, between Stamford & Grand Gorge, NY. 1-3 pm. Contact Kim Holden, 607865-7090.

Beginning Tree Fruit 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Rd., Ithaca, NY. 6-8 pm. $5/person or $8/couple for 1 class; $10/person or $15/couple for both classes. Contact CCE Tompkins Co., 607-272-2292. Hoof and Leg Care of Dairy Cattle/Crop Insurance Ag Center at CCE of Madison County, 100 Eaton St., Morrisville, NY. 1 pm. A nominal $5 fee will be asked to cover handouts and other information that will be available. Contact CCE of Madison Co., 315-684-3001. Southern Tier Field Crop Workshop Horseheads Holiday Inn Express, Horseheads, NY. Variety Selection, Pest Resistance and Plant Population Effects on Corn and Soybeans; New Challenges with Field Crop Diseases and Drainage Systems for Improved Crop Health and Environmental Quality. Lunch is $10/person.This program has been approved for 2 NYS-DEC recertification credits in categories 1a, 10 and 21; and 1.5 credits in category 23. Those who attend the Bath Crop Symposium will only be eligible for 1 credit in 1a, 10 and 21 and 0.5 credits in category 23. Contact Steuben CCE, 607-664-2300.

FEB 28, MAR 7, 13, 20 & 27 Heardsman Training CCE Oneida office in Oriskany, NY. All class times will run from 10 am until 3 pm unless otherwise noted. The cost of each session is $5 and includes lunch.2012 Herdsperson Training Sessions: • Feb. 28 - Transition Cow Management by Tom Overton, Ph.D. Cornell University/Pro-Dairy. • March 7 - Fresh Cow Care and Monitoring & Cow Handling by Dr. Nick Chuff, German Flatts Vet Clinic. • March 13 - Milk Quality & Mastitis Issues by Dr. Mike Zurakoski, QMPS. • March 20 - Newborn Calf Care & Dystocia Management by Dr. Mark Thomas, Countryside Vet Clinic, Lowville, and Reproduction Management by Katie Ballard, Miner Institute, Chazy, NY. • March 27 - Hands On Learning Portion, hosted by SUNY Morrisville’s dairy facility faculty. Contact Marylynn Collins, 315-7363394 ext. 132 or e-mail at mrm7@cornell.edu. FEB 29 Benefit Concert for Schoharie Crossing Winners Circle, Fonda, NY. 6:30-9 pm. Leap the Creek Benefit Concert for Schoharie Crossing Historic Site Flood Relief. $10 cover

charge. Tons of great music, food and it’s for a good cause.. Contact Tricia Shaw, 518-829-7516 or e-mail TriciaShaw@parks.ny.gov. Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program TBA. 9 am - 3:30 pm. Call 518-791-5038 or 518-7750018. Small Farms Summit Cornell in Ithaca, NY. 9:30 am - 3 pm. And at four other locations around New York State: Voorheesville (Albany County), Canton (St Lawrence County), Warsaw (Wyoming County) and Riverhead (Suffolk County). A video connection will allow us to communicate across sites. The Summit is free to attend and lunch will be provided. MAR 1 Heifer Management Workshop Edgewood Restaurant, 566 Elmira Street, Troy, PA. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. $25 per person. Pennsylvania dairy producers and their dairy employees may attend this workshop for the discounted fee of $12.50. Call 888-3737232. On Internet at www. das.psu.edu/dairy-alliance/ education/heifermanagement MAR 1, 15 & 29, APR 12 Farm Business Planning Course Ithaca, NY. All classes 6-9 pm. Cost: Sliding scale, $80

- $300 Application required. Visit www.groundswell center.org for online application. For more information email info@groundswell center.org. MAR 2 Susquehanna County Dairy Day Elk Lake High School, Dimock, PA. The event kicks off at 10 am and concludes by 3:30 pm. Dairy Day will be filled with educational presentations, free health screenings, commercial exhibitors, lunch, and a well stocked dairy bar; which includes milk, cheese and ice cream. Last but certainly not least, plan to join us at 2 pm for the famous pie baking contest and auction. Contact Penn State Cooperative Extension in Susquehanna County, 570-2781158. MAR 2-3 New York Agri-Women Annual Meeting Hyatt Place Long Island/East End in Riverhead, NY. To register for the New York Agri-Women Annual Meeting and/or AgriTour, please visit www. newyorkagriwomen.com/ind ex.html. Contact NYAW, 646-717-2659 or e-mail newyorkagriwomen@gmail. com.

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Wed., Feb. 22, 10:30 AM at 5541 Large Rd. Auburn, NY 13021 DIRECTIONS: From Thruway Exit 41: take 414 South to 318 East to 50 & 20 East to Half Acre Rd., which is right after Monroe Tractor. Turn right and go 1 mile to stop sign. Go straight ahead 1 mi., turn left on Large Rd. Auction 2 miles on right. TRACTORS: ‘08 JD 8330 1102 hrs., powershift, axle duals front and back, 4 remotes, quick hitch, 12 front weights, inside wheel weights, Green Star ready, active seat, S. RW8330P026358 ‘09 JD 9230 831 hrs., p.s. 4 remotes, PTO, Green Star ready, inside wheel weights, selling w/and seperate 16’ Degelman 7900 6-way blade S. RW9230P004809 ‘06 JD 7520 2844 hrs., power quad, 4wd, 3 remotes, 6 front w/ inside wheel weights, S. RW7520R019467 ‘08 JD 7830 1085 hrs., 4wd, rear axle duals, quick hitch, heavy draw bar, 8 front weights, rear ext. fenders, 3 remotes, Green star ready, power quad, S. RW7830R011930 ‘06 JD 7720 1707 hrs., 4wd, Power quad, axle duals, 3 remotes, 540-1000 front susp., quick hitch, Green Star ready, 2 doors w/746 self-leveling loader w/bucket; selling seperate 10’ big-Multi-purpose bucket S. RW7720A000125 ‘08 JD 6430 699 hrs., 2wd, quad- powershift, 2 remotes, 8 front weight, rear wheel weights S. XL06430H581582 ‘96 JD 7600 8186 hrs., power quad, snap-on duals, 2wd, 3 remotes, 5401000 PTO S. RW7600H008806 CHOPPERS: ‘09 JD 7350 Chopper, 375 hrs., 4wd, w/applicator, 10 rear weights, processor, S. Z07350X510413; Selling 640B pick-up head 12’, JD 686 rotary corn head

MOWER: ‘07 Krone Big M II, disc bine, 652 eng. hrs., 452 mowing hrs., 4wd, 32’ cut, S. 727325 TRUCKS: 2 - ‘99 Sterling dump trucks, 10-wheeler, 1 w/ 36,166 mi. and 1 w/26,541 mi., heavy susp., Cat motors, Eaton trans., both selling w/22’ box w/ hyd. tailgate, also selling w/extra side ext. (forage) also selling seperate: 8 Alliance flotation tires on 10 hole rims to fit on both trucks ‘79 Mack 10-wheeler w/20’ aluminum dump box PLANTERS: ‘09 JD 1770 SSC Corn Planter, 12 row, central hopper, no-till, liquid fertilizer S. A017702715108 ‘02 JD 5160 Grain Drill, 15’, no-till, with extra weights, S. NO 1560X695931 Like New w/ Seeder HAY EQUIPMENT: Oxbo 334 merger, 34’ continuous pickup (like new) S. 627840-200063 2yrs. old Pronovo ST, tandem axle 12 bale wagon w/hyd. gate and dump model P6812 S.1092 JD 582 maxi-cut round baler w/Harvest Tec automatic liquid applicator, net wrap, silage special 750 Richardson tandem axle dump wagon trailer H&S Gyro rakel model 5R 420 H/H 11’ rotary

TILLAGE: JD 714 17 shank chisel plow w/front disc (folding) JD 637 35’ rock-flex disc, good blades nice Wilrich 35’ field cultivator Wilrich 2900 8 bottom moldboard plow JD 9700 Cultimulcher 24’ Brillion 35’ Packer SKID LOADER: JD 320 5620 hrs., 8 extra back weights w/bucket GRAIN CART: Unverferth 5225 grain cart (very little use) SPREADER: 6000 gal. Husky tandem axle, liquid MISC: Kawasaki 3010 Mule, 4WD, diesel, dump, Canopy 1997 Ford motor home 36’, double push-out, satellite, 23,000 miles (nice) Haybuster Bale Grinder (Like New) Vermeer RP78 stone picker w/hyd. reel Degelman hyd. rock rake 300 gal. liquid fertilizer tank w/frame 2000 gal. liquid transfer tank 2 direct - inject liquid inoculant applicators Forks w/grapple for Skid Loader Roto-grind grain grinder S. 1690908 (new in 2010) JD rotary broom model BA 72 w/ hitch plate for skid loader 3-pt. hitch weight bar Misc. truck tires Plus a few more small items

Auctionerss Note: Having auctioned their large dairy in April, we now have the privilege of offering you this top notch equipment at absolute public auction. Most all equipment bought new, and in excellent condition. d & Dorriss Doody. Not a lot of small things - so be on time. Owners:: Donald LIVE E ONLINE E BIDDING G PROVIDED D BY Y EQUIPMENTFACTS.COM M (MUST T REGISTER R BEFORE E AUCTION) Termss off Auction: Cash or honorable check. Nothing to be removed until settled for. Out-of-State buyers must have a bank letter of guarantee made out to Hill Top Auction Co. or leave equipment at site until check clears. (No Exemptions) No Buyers Premium To o Discusss methodss calll Jay y Martin n 315-521-3123 3 Lunch h Provided d by y the e Zeisett Giirls

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March h 17 7 att 10:00 0 AM M 3rd d Annuall Spring g Auction n att Martin’ss Country y Market,, Waterloo,, NY.. Large e publiic auction n selling g forr farmers,, dealers,, bank k repo,, and d construction n equipment,, lightt and d heavy truck ks.. A few w complete e dispersalss already y listed. 1.. From m Marvin n Leee Hurst: JD 338 baler w/#40 injector, hyd. tongue, elec. controls; NH 166 inverter w/ext.; 3 hayrack wagons; Zimmerman 36’ hay elevator; JD 915 flex head, poly-nice!; NH 354 grinder mixer. 2.. Selling g forr Mrs.. Rogerr Claeyson: (2) JD 4020 tractors; 3 steel hayrack wagons; balers; etc. 3.. Forr Horizon n Dairy,, selling g manuree equipment,, etc.:: 2005 JD 7520 4WD, IVT, w/741 self-leveling loader, 3900 hrs, Green Star ready (nice) selling absolute; 1998 Houle 9500 gal. manure spreader, 4 axles, good tires, new brakes; 32’ Houle manure pump w/6” pipe; Houle 8”-10” manure pipe discharge w/50’ hose (2008); 24’ DMI rolling crumbler; 4.. Otherr Equipmentt committed d already:: Patz V350 vertical mixer wagon (only a few years old); 08 Tubeline bale wrapper X25500 automatic; 27’ Ziegler mower (tractor mount); Shulte rock picker; 1060 Gehl blower; Pequea tedder; JD 348 square baler, string, injector; 18’ steel hay wagon; (2) 16’ wooden hay wagons; NH 314 square baler; 400 bu grain cart; Bush Hog 6 row cultivator; Glencoe 6row cultivator; 12 row cleaners for 7000 corn planter; (4) 15” wagon tires; set of 38” axle duals

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00 A.M. Chautauqua County Area Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction Gerry Rodeo Grounds, RT. 60 Gerry, NY Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 A.M. 42nd Annual New York's Favorite Consignment Auction Teitsworth auction yard Barber Hill Rd. Geneseo, NY Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:00 A.M. 27th Annual Palmyra Municipal Equipment Auction Town of Palmyra Highway Department Palmyra, NY (Rochester area) Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:00 A.M. Important Public Auction Recreational Equipment, Farm Machinery, Heavy Construction Equipment C.N.Y. Power Sports Rt. 11 Cortland, NY Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:00 A.M. Special June Auction Teitsworth Auction Yard Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks Geneseo, NY Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:00 A.M. Jefferson County Area Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction Selling Heavy Equipment, Trucks & Trailers Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Watertown, NY

Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:00 P.M. Farm & Equipment Auction Next to Empire Farm Days Show Farm Equipment, Tractors, Antique Equipment, Construction equipment Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:00 A.M. Municipal Surplus & Contractor Equipment Auction Town of Lansing Highway Dept. Rts. 34 & 34B, Lansing, NY Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:00 A.M. SPECIAL FALL CONSIGNMENT AUCTION Teitsworth Auction Yard, Groveland Farm & Construction Equipment Heavy & Light Trucks Consignments Welcome Geneseo, NY Saturday, September 22, 2012 9:00 A.M. LAMB & WEBSTER USED EQUIPMENT AUCTION FARM TRACTORS & MACHINERY Routes 39 & 219, Springville, NY Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:00 A.M. Monroe County Municipal Equipment Auction Heavy Construction Equipment, Cars & Trucks 145 Paul Rd. Exit 17, Rt. 390, Rochester, NY Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:00 A.M. Municipal & Contractor Equipment Auction Hamburg Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY

Saturday, October 27, 2012 9:00 A.M. Onondaga County Area Municipal Equipment Auction Municipal & Contractor Equipment Syracuse, NY (NYS Fairgrounds) Tuesday November 6, 2012 Ending November 13, 6pm Monthly Online Auction Check it out at www.teitsworth.com Saturday, December 1, 2012 9:00 A.M. Special Winter Consignment Auction Teitsworth Auction Yard, Farm & Construction Equipment, Heavy & Light Trucks, Liquidations & Consignments Geneseo, NY Check it out at www.teitsworth.com March 6-13, 2012 April 3-10, 2012 May 1-8, 2012 June 5-12, 2012 July 10-17, 2012 August 14-21, 2012 September 11-18, 2012 October 9-16, 2012 November 6-13, 2012 December 4-11, 2012 RTI Online Auctions

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Hoof and leg care of dairy cattle and also crop insurance issues are subjects of Jan. 28 meeting On Tuesday, Feb. 28, dairy producers and dairy farm employees will have an opportunity to view one of the best videos ever made describing hoof and leg health in dairy cattle. Dr. Ernest Hovingh DVM from Pennsylvania State will discuss causes of lameness and review ways to prevent it and maximize animal well-being. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Ag Center at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County, 100 Eaton Street, Morrisville, NY. Also, Fay Benson, Extension Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension in Cortland County, will give a brief overview of Crop Insurance for corn and soybeans producers. David Wood, a dairy farmer from Saratoga County, will be featured in a video where he describes his experience with Crop Insurance covering corn silage. He encourages others to take advantage of it and says it’s “a good way to assure a better return in farming.” A nominal $5 fee will be asked to cover handouts and other information that will be available. If you plan to attend or have questions, call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County at 315-684-3001.

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New Jersey Farm Bureau President elected to third term on American Farm Bureau Federation County, was also reelected for a third term on the AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee. Pool has served on the New Jersey Farm Bureau Women’s Committee for more than 30 years, six of which as state chair. The impor-

New Jersey Farm Bureau President Richard Nieuwenhuis has been elected to a third term on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. Photo courtesy of New Jersey Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Member also elected to third term TRENTON, NJ — Richard Nieuwenhuis, president of New Jersey Farm Bureau, and owner-operator of Scenic Valley Greenhouses in White Township, Warren County, was elected to a third term on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board of Directors. He serves as a representative of the Northeast Region, which includes New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and nine other states. The American Farm Bureau, with 6.2 million members, has four representative regions: northeast, south, midwest and west. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Nieuwenhuis has served New Jersey’s agriculture community for more than 20 years, successfully leading the New Jersey Farm Bureau through often trying times, since 2002. He was appointed to the State Board of Agriculture by Governor Whitman in 1994, and served as its president in 199798. He chaired both the nominating committee and the committee to revise the New Jersey Right to Farm Act. Beth Pool, co-owner of Sebowisha Farms, Mickleton, Gloucester

tance of the women’s leadership in agriculture was duly noted in an AFBF statement: As the number of women as principal operators on farms and ranches increases, so will the role of women in agriculture leadership. The

possibilities for involvement in the industry are limitless and the goal of our committee is to provide the leadership tools needed to make a difference.” The AFBF’s mandate this year is to scrutinize the new Farm Bill, due in

2012. The organization has endorsed rewriting policy to establish a program that protects farmers from catastrophic revenue losses that can threaten the viability of a farm or ranch. For further information, contact the New

Jersey Farm Bureau, at The Farmhouse, 168 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Phone 609-393-7163; fax 609393-7072; e-mail mail@njfb.org; website www.njfb.org.

Hampel Animal Care introduces the new Calf-Tel XXL, the largest XL calf hutch on the market. For decades, Calf-Tel has set the standard for superior durability and efficiency, making your investment in

calf housing systems one that grows with each generation of calves it protects, says Joe Weber, marketing manager, Hampel Corporation. Now the hutches themselves have grown too. Calf-Tel XXL provides the most inte-

rior usable space for calves. The XXL hutch is 49 percent larger than the existing Pro & Deluxe II hutches from Hampel and 21 percent larger than other XL hutches on the market. This means six more square feet on the interior of the hutch for calves. Calf-Tel has long set the standard for quality, durability and excellence in calf housing systems, says Weber. The Calf-Tel XXL comes with all of the same benefits you’ve come to expect from Calf-Tel. Benefits of the new Calf-Tel XXL hutch include: • Most efficient bedding door available. • Superior ventilation — ridge top vents and adjustable rear vent door ideal for all climates. • Extremely durable and lightweight

the longest lasting hutch on the market. • Decreased labor and healthier calves easy to move and clean. • Six more square feet on the interior of the hutch. Extra interior space provides protection in cold and damp conditions. • Maximum ultra-violet protection available. The Calf-Tel XXL will be available as of March 2012. Hampel Animal Care, a division of Hampel Corporation, began serving the agriculture industry in 1981 with the introduction of Calf-Tel housing systems. Today it is the number one choice for calf housing, worldwide. For more information, visit www.Calf-Tel.com.

Assemblyman Pete Lopez makes urgent statewide plea for support of property tax rebate program for flood-damaged homeowners Reaches out to legislature, schools, local governments and statewide associations In the late summer of 2011, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee turned more than half of New York State into a disaster area. In the wake of the storms, families were scattered, farms and businesses crippled, roads, bridges, schools massively damaged — entire regions laid to waste. Six months later, many New Yorkers are still homeless and farms and busi-

nesses are still dark. Hundreds of communities across the state wonder whether they can ever fully recover. Just before Christmas of last year, the legislature and governor authorized $50 million and a series of other measures intended to bring muchneeded relief, gaining the support and thanks of those suffering from the massive impacts of the floods. These measures provided millions in direct grants to farms and businesses to help

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ARLINGTON, VA – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted on Feb. 2 to remove truck weight reform language from the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, also known as the highway bill. Following the vote, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jerry Kozak issued this statement: “We are disappointed by the committee’s vote today to remove the truck weight reform language from the highway bill under consideration in the House Transportation Committee. As dairy farmers and members of dairy cooperatives, we are affected every day by transportation policies that do not reflect the needs and demands of today’s commercial environment. Building on the overwhelming success of pilot programs in Maine and Vermont,

which Congress recently extended for an additional 20 years, truck weight reform has proven to be a responsible approach to raising truck weight limits. This allows American businesses to meet consumer demand with fewer trucks, removing unnecessary congestion from the roads, lessening our dependence on fossil fuels, reducing our carbon footprint and improving shipping productivity. We need reform now, not after a three year study.”

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Lopez from D4 them rebuild, as well as monies for stabilizing the many streams and creeks that caused the massive damage during the storms. Along with these and other measures, special authorization was given to schools and local governments to give families and individuals, whose homes were damaged by more than 50 percent from the floods, the ability to receive a direct rebate for property taxes paid in excess of the value of their homes. To exercise the special authority granted them by the governor and legislature, schools and local governments in the

declared disaster areas were required to opt into the Real Property Tax (RPT) Rebate Program by Jan. 23 of this year. Sounds good, right? “The problem is,” said Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R-C-I, Schoharie), whose sprawling seven-county district in the Mid-Hudson, Northern Catskills and Southern Tier was one of the hardest hit, “those communities that are suffering the most can’t afford to give back the money. This issue has pitted struggling homeowners desperately looking to rebuild against their own neighbors who are working largely as volunteers to keep local

schools and government services running.” “While the intent was good for those communities that were heaviest hit, what the governor and legislature did here is really inhumane — it’s nothing more than a cruel hoax giving the illusion of relief without providing state support,” added Assemblyman Lopez. Assemblyman Lopez

maintains that too many homeowners will not see the benefits, as a number of schools and local governments have come to the difficult decision that giving back the money in the middle of their fiscal year would put them at further financial risk. He further maintains that many who did opt in did so out of compassion for their

neighbors, but don’t know how they will make ends meet as they struggle with paying for emergency measures and the continued cost of flood recovery. “Local governments and schools in areas hit hardest by the floods are writing checks they just can’t pay for,” noted Assemblyman Lopez. “This will be followed by

lost tax revenues resulting from the massive damage to properties, which will force drastic reductions in services and shift the tax burden to remaining homeowners and businesses, threatening their ability to make ends meet during the long, fragile recovery period.”

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In response, Assemblyman Lopez has made an urgent, statewide plea for help. In a memo to his colleagues in the State Legislature, statewide interest groups representing farms, local govern-

ments and businesses, as well as school and local officials, he urges them to reach out to Governor Cuomo to reinforce the Assemblyman’s original request for the state to extend the deadlines and un-

derwrite costs of the RPT Rebate Program. A number of legislators, including Senators John Bonacic and James Seward, as well as Assembly Members Donna Lupardo, Jack McEneny and Cliff Crouch, already

have come forward to help draw attention to the issue, some proposing legislation similar to the bill introduced by Assemblyman Lopez. Discussion among these legislators has centered on targeting aid to those

most in need, as well as looking at other options for getting rebates into the hands of distressed property owners. This attention is welcomed by Assemblyman Lopez, who notes that more help is urgently

needed if the original goal of the RPT Rebate Program legislation is to be met. “I am thankful for the efforts made by my colleagues thus far, but we need to draw more attention to this issue if we are to move forward,” said Assemblyman Lopez. “Governor Cuomo and his staff have proven themselves to be compassionate and reliable partners in helping our suffering communities. We need their help to make this happen.”

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USDA gearing up to conduct 2012 Census of Agriculture National Agricultural Classification Survey is an important step towards a complete count Surveys are now arriving in mailboxes around the nation to help identify all active farms in the United States. The National Agricultural Classification Survey (NACS), which asks landowners whether or not they are farming and for basic farm information, is one of the most important early steps used to determine who should receive a 2012 Census of Agriculture report form. The Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. “We are asking everyone who receives the NACS to respond even if they are not farming so that we build the most accurate and comprehensive mailing list to account for all of U.S. agriculture in the Census,” said NASS’s Census and Survey Director, Renee Picanso. “The Census is the leading source of facts about American agriculture and the only source of agricultural statistics that is comparable for each county in the nation. Farm organizations, businesses, government decision-makers, commodity market analysts, news media, researchers and others use Census data to inform their work.” NACS is required by law as part of the U.S. Census of Agriculture. By this same law, all information reported by individuals is kept confidential. NASS will mail the 2012 Census of Agri-

culture later this year and data will be collected into early 2013. “The NACS survey is the first step in getting a complete count, so we ask everyone who re-

ceives a survey to complete and return it,” said Picanso. “The Census is a valuable way for producers and rural America to show their strength — in numbers.”

The 2012 Census of Agriculture is your voice, your future, your responsibility. For more information about NACS, the Census of Agriculture, or to add

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Week ending Feb. 3 Winter weather: It being February now with midweek temperatures reaching 65 degrees, one wonders if we in New Jersey will get to experience any really cold weather this winter. Climate people are citing something called an “arctic oscillation” in the very northern latitudes for keeping seasonally cold temperatures locked up in northern Canada. It’s a reversal of the last two winters, supposedly. Won’t be long before the lettuce transplants around Vineland get started. State legislation-forestry: On Jan. 30, Senate Environment Committee chairman Bob Smith held a hearing on the same forestry/state lands bill that ended last year in dispute. The bill calls for remedial stewardship practices to improve the poor condition of state forest lands, to be paid for by selective logging projects. Some conservationists are appalled at the thought of logging on state property; profes-

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said they are in the process of better balancing the protection of these workers in potentially hazardous conditions with “respect for rural traditions.” In particular, the Department will focus on the “parental exemption” rule and how it is defined to cover a larger share of real-world conditions. AFBF representative Paul Schlegel said the move is a “positive step” toward improving the bill; the revisions are expected to be published by early summer. State legislation: After a long, twohour series of comments and testimony, the Assembly Ag and Natural Resources Committee approved the 2012 version of the raw milk bill (A-518). The bill has been revised to include a role for the Department of Health in setting guidelines for the sale of raw milk from New Jersey farms. In doing so, it adheres to Farm Bureau policy and provided for Farm Bureau’s support for the bill. Prime sponsor Assemblyman John DiMaio (Warren-Hunter.) 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TD5050 4wd, w/New 825TL Loader, Cab, 90 HP - 2683 Hrs. - Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38,750 2000 NH TS100 4wd, Cab, 32x32 Shuttle, 2 Remotes - 2135 Hr. . . . . . . . $39,995 2007 NH TL100A 4wd, Cab, w/NH 830TL Loader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,795 2011 Mahindra 3616 4wd, Cab w/Heat & AC, HST Trans, Loader - 4 Hrs. $24,375 2010 NH TD5050 4wd, ROPS, w/Warranty, 480 Hrs. - Excellent . . . . . . . . $31,875 2010 NH TD5030 4wd, ROPS, w/New 825TL Loader - 495 Hrs. - Excellent Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,800 1985 Ford 445 Industrial Tractor, 2WD, ROPS, Loader, Conv. Trans. . . . . . $7,995 2005 Kubota L3130 4wd, HST w/Loader - 1023 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,900 AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT 2009 NH 74CSRA 3 Point Snowblower - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,450 1987 NH 790 Forage Harvester, Metalert, 790W Hay Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 2003 Challenger SB34 Inline Square Baler w/Thrower, Hyd. Tension - Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,375 2000 LP RCR 2584 7' Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,540 2005 H&S ST420 Rotary Rake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 WIC Cart Mounted bedding Chopper with Honda Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,450 2008 Cole 1 Row 3pt. Planter with multiple Seed Plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,195 Gehl Forage Box on Dion D1200 Gear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,895 JD 336 Baler w/Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 2010 NH H7230 10'4" Discbine, Roll Conditioner, Like New - Demo. . . . . $24,900 2010 E-Z Trail CF890 Round Bale Carrier/Feeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 1989 N.H. 570 Baler w/72 Thrower. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,300 2003 N.H. 1411 Discbine 10'4" Cut w/Rubber Rolls - Field Ready . . . . . . $15,950 Pequea HR930 Rotary Rake, Excellent Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,400 2002 N.H. FP240 Forage Harvester, w/metalert, Crop Processor, 29P P/U Head, 3PN Corn Head, New Knives and Sheerbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,995 N.H. 824 2 Row Corn Head for a N.H. 900. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,250 Gehl 970 14 ft. Forage Box on Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,950 2008 Taarup 8011T 8 Star 32' Tedder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,995 Smoker Solid Bottom Elevator 20' on chassis w/Elec. Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . $795 2009 N.H. BR7060 Twine Only Round Baler, Wide pickup - Like New. . . . $24,500 JD 127 5' Pull type Rotary Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $725 Gehl 940 16' Forage Box on Tandem 12 Ton Gehl Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,995 Wooden Flat bed on Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350 2008 Agway Accumul8 AC800 Bale Accumulator & AC8006G SSL Grabber, Like New Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,700 Krause 2204A 14' Disc Harrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,780 1998 Unverferth 13' Perfecta II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,800

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invited all interested parties to work with him in devising a sound approach to his issue. • A bill updating penalties for animal cruelty violations (A-2039) was also approved by the Assembly Ag Committee. Farm Bureau seeks an amendment that will clarify the NJDA “livestock standards,” to ensure ag-trained enforcement personnel will supervise any ag-related situations. AFBF challenges EPA: Farm Bureau was in federal court seeking a summary judgment action against EPA’s TMDL water quality rule for the Chesapeake Bay. Initially filed one year ago, Farm Bureau and several other associations charge that EPA’s regulatory use of TMDL’s is not authorized under the Clean Water Act. A TMDL (total maximum daily load) dictates how much nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment can be allowed (in this case) into the Chesapeake Bay and its

Focus D14 2002 N.H. 570 Baler w/72 Thrower- Excellent Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,600 2001 NH 163 Tedder, Hyd. Fold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,600 Knight 3300 Mixer Wagon - Good Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,600 1998 JD 3970 Forage Harvester w/7' P/U Head, 3 Row Corn Head - Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 Knight 3300 Mixer Wagon - Good Cond.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,200 1993 Wil-Rich 3 Point 10 Shank Chisel Plow w/Gauge Wheels . . . . . . . . . $2,600 1995 Kuhn FC400RC Hyd. Swing Discbine - Good Condition . . . . . . . . . $10,200 2009 Erskine 72" Front Mount snowblower for Class III Compact Tractor . $4,760 2003 Challenger PTD10 10' Disc Mower/Conditioner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000 2003 Challenger RB46 Silage Special Round Baler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,500 2011 N.H. BR7060 4x5 Silage Special Round Baler w/Crop Cutter- Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,250 2011 H & S CR10 10 Wheel Hyd. Fold Rake - Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,295 1988 Hesston 530 Round Baler, w/Gathering Wheels, 39x54” Bales, Good Cond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995 NH 258LA, NH 260 RH Rakes w/double Hitch & Dollies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,800 2008 Krause 7300/18WR 18' Cushion gang disc - Demo unit - Like New . . $25,625 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT 2007 N.H. M428 Telehandler 42' Reach - 1050 Hrs. . . . . . . . REDUCED $41,250 2008 N.H. M459 Telehandler 45' Reach - 420 Hrs. . . . . . . . . REDUCED $62,500 2008 N.H.W50BTC Mini Wheel Loader, Cab w/Heat/Air, Bucket/Forks-375 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED $61,250 2007 N.H. E70SR Excavator w/Blade, Steel Tracks, Cab w/Heat /AC - 400 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED $65,000 2009 N.H. E135B SR Excavator w/Cab, Dozer Blade, 36" Bucket - 1600 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,750 2009 N.H. E50B Cab w/Heat & Air, Blade, Rubber Track, Hyd. Thumb - 725 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,250 2010 N.H. E35B Excavator w/Blade, Rubber Tracks, Cab w/Heat/Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REDUCED $30,625 2010 N.H. L170 Skidsteer, Cab w/Heat, Pilot Controls, Hyd. Q-Attach Plate 72" Bucket - 100 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,875 2006 Ingersoll Rand 185 Trailer Compressor w/JD Diesel Engine, 61 Hrs, Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,500 2007 N.H. C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, 84" Bucket - 1088 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,500 2008 N.H. C185 Track Skidsteer, Cab, Heat/AC, Pilot, Hi-Flow Hyd, 84" Bucket, 932 Hrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,750 Mustang MS60P 60" SSL Pickup Broom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650 2005 N.H. LS180.B Skidsteer, Hyd. Mount Plate, New Tires - 4601 Hrs. . $14,750 2009 NH L170 Skidsteer OROPS - 66” Bucket - 1050 Hrs.. . . . . . . . . . . . $14,950 ATTACHMENTS 2008 N.H. /FFC 66" Skidsteer Tiller-Like New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,900 1994 Locke 8x18 Tandem axle Goose Neck Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,750 2008 NH 96" Hyd. Angle Dozer Blade - Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 2010 N.H./Bradco 6" x 4' Trencher, Skidsteer Mount, Like New. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,995 2011 N.H./McMillon Hyd. Drive SSL Post Hole Digger w/9" Auger . . . . . . . . . $2,950

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Home,, Family,, Friendss & You A toast to pot roast (NAPSA) — Whether it’s for the nostalgia, the convenience or the reasonable cost, flavorful pot roast is making a comeback. Home cooks in the know are seeking out cost-effective cuts like boneless beef chuck, bottom round roast or rump roast and tossing them in a crock pot with simple pantry staples for melt-in-your-mouth dishes. Pot roast is easier to prepare than you might think, and it’s simple to customize by using different beef cuts, seasonings, liquids and vegetables. Plus, sandwiches, soups, tacos and hardy salads are among the possibilities for leftovers. When you’re busy and want a deliciously affordable meal, this recipe from Whole Foods Market makes it easy:

roast and brown on all sides. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add onions and 1/4 cup water and cook about 8 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth and juice and bring to a boil. Add roast back to pot, cover and transfer to oven. Roast 2 hours. Stir in potatoes and carrots, cover and continue roasting 45 minutes longer or until vegetables and meat are tender. Transfer roast and vegetables to a large serving platter and drizzle with pan juices. For additional recipes, tips and a how-to video, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon minced onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pounds) boneless beef chuck roast 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 sliced onions 1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth 1 cup tomato juice 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, combine seasonings, salt and pepper. Pat roast dry with paper towels and rub all over with seasoning mixture. In a large Dutch oven or ovenproof heavy saucepot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add

by Sarah Gerow, Lewis County Dairy Princess Do you find the weather getting you down? Well don’t worry — spring is right around the corner. Here are helpful hints to kick start your taste buds. Try adding cheese to your favorite meal or snack. Since cheese is such a versatile food, experiment with it in different ways; like adding it to a casserole or pour it on vegetables and crackers with more than 300 varieties of domestic cheeses available the possibilities are endless! Remember that February is national children’s dental health month. Research suggests that several varieties of cheese may protect against tooth decay. January and February have been a little slow. I have done radio announcements on Froggy 97. Sylvia Larkins and Cami Steiner attended the annual Holstein Banquet on Jan. 28 at Steak and Brew. On Feb. 20-21, I will be attending the annual State Dairy Princess Pageant and ADADC meeting in Syracuse. Wish me Luck! Once again I want to thank all the farmers and

Beef pot roast

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ADADC for their check off dollars that fund the Dairy Princess Program. Also thank you for all the hard work that you do 365 days a year. Here is a good recipe for cold winter days that uses a variety of cheese:

Cheese Chili

2 tbs. butter 2 large onions 3 chopped carrots 3 ribs celery 3 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced 1/4 cup tomato 1 tbs. chili powder 1 tbs. cocoa powder 1 tbs. Cumin seed 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 6 12-ounces tomato juice 2 cups cooked or canned black beans, rinsed 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey jack cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese Sauté onions in butter over medium high heat in large saucepan until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cocoa powder and cumin; cook until mixture caramelizes to a dark brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in carrots, celery and jalapenos and stir to coat. Add crushed tomatoes and beans. Stir in tomato juice. Simmer for at least 1 hour, up to 2 hours. Preheat broiler. Stir Mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese into chili and top with shredded Cheddar. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 4 minutes. Dairy Fact: Milk remains fresh for 7-10 days after the expiration date if refrigerated at 3540°F. Each 5° (F) rise in temperature shortens milk’s shelf life by 50 percent because of bacteria growth. This week’s Sudoku solution

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Solar and Wind Power for the Farm meeting set March 7 in Penn Yan Solar and Wind Power for the Farm: Getting Your Farm Ready for Renewable Energy will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY. Family farms in the Finger Lakes are striving for sustainability and wise uses of energy. Even though many farm owners see the potential for wind or solar power for their farm, it can be hard to get accurate information and separate hype from the realities of installing and using renewable energy equipment.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a new workshop for family farmers to provide practical details about the most important steps to prepare for renewable energy at the farm. The workshop will cover where and how electricity is typically used on farms, and what loads can be supplied by wind or solar power. Participants will learn what is fact or fiction when it comes to wind and solar power, get oriented to the gadgetry of renewable energy, and learn how one Finger Lakes farm prepared for and installed solar panels recently. Presenters include Dick Peterson of Northeast Agriculture

Technology Corporation, Roy Butler of Four Winds Renewable Energy, and Peter Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain, where solar panels have recently been added to complement the farm’s energy sources. This session is a unique opportunity for farmers to ask questions and get appropriate advice to take steps toward renewable energy. Farms of all

types and sizes are welcome to attend and it is open to the public. Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates and Ontario Counties. Fee is $15 per farm. Register or more information: Preregistration is required by March 5 by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County at 315-536-5123.

Focus from D11 tributaries from different areas and sources. According to AFBF’s brief, TMDL’s were meant to be an informational tool and not a regulatory device. “We all want a clean and healthy Chesapeake Bay,” said AFBF president Bob Stallman. “This lawsuit is about how we reach that common goal.” Farm Bureau claims the TMDL approach is unlawful and costly, without providing the environmental benefits that are claimed. On the other hand, farmers in the Chesapeake watershed have a documented track record of continuous water quality improvements said the Farm Bureau leader. Land use-“TDR LITE”: Land use advocates at New Jersey Future and elsewhere are now working toward a bill that will clarify the use of clustering as an open space planning tool for municipalities. This bill would amend the state Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL) to shore up legislative authority for a technique called “non-contiguous clustering,” also considered to be “TDR Lite.” The concept allows for property owners to merge existing development opportunities into one parcel and leave a deed restriction on the remaining preserved parcel. While not without its own complexities, this technique will be favored by landowners over traditional TDR’s and their mandatory Sending Zones that rely upon down-zoning and the subsequent build-out potential of Receiving Zones. In addition, the use of the non-

contiguous cluster is voluntary on the part of the landowners. The bill is being drafted for final review at the current time; all Farm Bureau staff are knowledgeable on the details with Helen Heinrich serving as the resource person.

For further information, contact the New Jersey Farm Bureau, at The Farmhouse, 168 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608. Phone 609-393-7163; fax 609393-7072; e-mail mail@njfb.org; website www.njfb.org

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ADAMS CENTER 315-583-5486 800-962-4686 APALACHIN 607-754-6570

AUBURN 315-258-0122 800-362-4686

CANANDAIGUA 585-394-7260 800-388-6119

BATAVIA 585-343-9263 800-388-4113

HORNELL 607-324-2110

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Section E

New vegetable growers needed If you are, or if you know of, a new vegetable grower in the 11 participating counties around the Capital District of New York State (counties listed below), with five years or less of production experience, please contact Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program (CDVSF) soon. Crystal Stewart and the CDVSF team has received a 2-year, USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant. This grant will pay for the new farmers 2year enrollment in the CDVSF program (a $150 value) and also enable the participants to gain access to production, marketing, business management and food safety training that they might not have known how to access otherwise. The group of 40 new farmers will meet together throughout the 2-year program, and also have individual consults with specialists. For more information, please call Crystal Stewart at 518-775-0018 or cls263@cornell.edu, or Laura McDermott at 518-791-5039 or lgm4@cornell.edu. Thanks for any recruitment help you can give us!

Eligible counties Eligible farmers must reside in 11 county region surrounding Albany, NY. This includes those farmers in Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington counties.

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Seward urges small businesses, farmers, non-profits to apply for flood assistance $20,000 grants available through new state recovery program ALBANY, NY — New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) on Jan. 23 announced that applications are now being accepted for the Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program. “Many small businesses, farms and non-profits damaged during Irene and Lee were already operating on a tight budget before the storms and are unable to afford costly repairs on their own,” said Senator Seward. “This state grant program will help fill the gaps that private insurance, federal grants and other assistance programs haven’t covered.” The Hurricane IreneTropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program was approved by the state legislature during the extraordinary legislative session in December. Empire State Development will administer the $21 million grant program which will provide grants of up to $20,000 to offset the costs of storm-related repairs and restoration of structures not covered by other programs. Small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for a grant. “New York State government has come through on a number of occasions since last fall’s storms but the needs in many upstate communities are great and further assistance is necessary. This grant program is another piece of the solution as we continue to rebuild. I urge all those who are eligible to apply as soon as possible,” Seward concluded. Eligibility information along with applications are available online through the Empire State Development website at www.esd.ny.gov or by calling 518-2925340 or emailing flood-

recovery@ed.ny.gov. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2012. Senator Seward continues to pursue additional flood recovery measures including legislation (S.6060) that he is sponsoring which would offer income tax credits to property owners that sustained substantial damage during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

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Eliminating costly mandates top issue for New York Farm Bureau ALBANY NY — New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton held a conference on with reporters on Jan. 27 to lay out the organization’s statewide policy agenda for the current legislative session. The four issues that were named as top priorities by the farmer-led Board of Directors in 2012 were mandate relief for both local governments and farms, maintaining funding for critical agriculture programs in the state budget, support for

safe natural gas drilling and increasing connections between farmers and urban consumers. “Cash receipts for New York Farm products totaled $4.7 billion in 2010,” said Dean Norton, President of New York Farm Bureau. “At this critical juncture we must strive for efficiency in government while maintaining state support for industries, like agriculture that can have a multiplying effect and create jobs across all sectors. Farmers are an integral part of the fabric of communities across our state and

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have proven over time to that they provide a return on investment that is second to none. If passed into law, this year’s policy priorities will help to strengthen and expand family farms for years to come.” Government mandates are an increasingly urgent problem for local school districts and municipalities as well as New York’s farm communities. The Governor’s proposal that would lead to a state takeover of local Medicaid costs is an important step and one that New York Farm Bureau has long advocated for.This step will do more in the long term to reduce the overwhelming property tax burden that farmers face, than perhaps any other. President Norton also made the case to reporters that more work is necessary. In particular, he urged the Governor and State Legislature to repeal the onerous requirements imposed by the Wicks Law and the Scaffold law. While, reducing mandates on local government is very important, President Norton also stressed the pressing need to reduce the regulatory burdens placed on our state’s farmers. The additional costs imposed by unnecessary mandates as well as unreasonably high permit fees are a bureaucratic death by a thousand cuts for our agriculture industry. “In order to provide New York farm-

ers with the kind of cost certainty that they need to reinvest in their operations, we simply must pass the Let New York Farm Act of 2012, said Norton. “This comprehensive legislation would eliminate reporting requirements for our wholesale wineries and reduce or eliminate a myriad of taxes and fees that have been imposed on farmers. Passing this law, in combination with true mandate relief for localities, holding the line on agriculture funding in the budget and reaping the economic rewards from safe natural gas drilling represents an economic home run for our agricultural economy.” Norton noted that the 2012-2013 Executive Budget is one of the best starting points that farmers have had in many years. In most cases funding for the local assistance programs that members depend on, was maintained at last year’s levels. Essentially agriculture programs for animal health, promotion, research and environmental management are starting this budget cycle where they ended the last one, and that is very good news for New York Farmers. Another positive element of the Executive Budget is $102 million in funding for Department of Environmental Conservation flood

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HARRISBURG — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Denise Coleman has announced that Pennsylvania will receive $12 million to help with natural disaster recovery efforts throughout the state. The funding will enable NRCS to assist local government entities in re-

moving debris from streams and stabilizing severely eroding stream banks that threaten homes, business, and utilities. This funding will be used to help restore streams whose natural flows were disrupted by the flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee the end of last summer. “These funds will pro-

vide critical assistance to Pennsylvania residents and businesses and continue the federal partnership for environmental restoration projects on private lands damaged by natural disaster,” Coleman said. The funding is being made available through the NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program. EWP assists with the implementation of critical emergency measures needed to address public safety

and restoration efforts. Typical projects funded under EWP include removing debris from waterways, protecting eroded stream banks, reseeding damaged areas and, in some cases, purchasing floodplain easements on eligible land. Through EWP, NRCS provides up to 75 percent of the construction funds needed to restore areas damaged by flooding. The community, local, or state sponsor for the work must pay the

remaining costs, which can be provided by cash and/or in-kind services. NRCS provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the nation’s soil, water and related natural resources on non-Federal lands. Additional information about EWP and other USDA conservation programs is available at your local USDA Service Center and online at www.nrcs.usda.gov under “Programs and Services.”

and are also prioritizing additional flexibility to allow soil and water conservation districts, in conjunction with municipalities, farmers, and land owners, to help pre-

vent such devastating floods in the future. Agriculture funding has been reduced more than 70 percent compared to just a few short years ago, so while this year’s budget has many positive elements, more hard work lies ahead. President Norton and New York Farm Bureau staff also expressed strong support for issuing permits for safe nat-

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Opportunities exist for small food processors in New York State “We need more small food processing kitchens! There has been an explosion of them in New York City recently and there are lots of opportunities for more kitchens in Western New York and Upstate New York,” Beth Linskey told the Board of Directors of the New York Small Scale Food Processors Association (NYSSFPA) meeting in Saratoga Springs recently. Beth Linskey is the owner of Beth’s Farm Kitchen located in Stuyvesant Falls in the Hudson Valley and she knows the home food processing business well. She specializes in high quality jams and chutneys made in small batches with local fruits and vegetables and has developed three dozen different products. She is passionate about her products and in 2011 released a cookbook “Cooking with Jams and Chutneys, Recipes from Beth’s Farm Kitchen” which has been very well received. Beth also knows the marketing side of operating a small food processing business. Not only does she market her products locally but she also sells at major food markets in New York City. She also markets through the internet and uses emails and Facebook to keep customers up to date on news and product specials. Like most small food processors in New York State, Beth finds the experience of operating a business out of her home challenging, often hectic, but also rewarding. “It is all about adding value to the food products from our own farms and local

producers,” she says. One thing stands out about Beth and that is her willingness to help others who want to get into food processing. She has been a member of the NYSSFPA for many years and serves on the Board of Directors. She has presented a number of educational workshops for beginners at farm workshops and the Northeast Organic Farming Association Conference held in Saratoga Springs this January. Bonnie Yox, Alleghany-Chautauqua Region representative for NYSSFPA, agrees with Beth’s assessment of opportunities for kitchens to add value to local food products. She operates Baldwin Hill Farms, Rushford, NY, in rural Allegany County, specializing in producing some two dozen maple products. Coming from an area with many maple producers, she separates herself from the others with her gourmet maple products, adding additional value to a great product. Bonnie has become known as “the maple lady” from Rushford to Buffalo and beyond for her gourmet maple products. Bonnie is more of a new comer to food processing than Beth and gives credit to a NYSSFPA member who got her connected to the New York Food Venture Center, Cornell University, Geneva, NY. “They really gave us a lot of good advice and help when we were just getting started. The regulations and licensing requirements can be quite daunting to a beginner,” Yox said.

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Piggott told producers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. During AFBF’s session on the outlook for corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton, the Australianborn ag economist said

that he anticipates “another fierce acreage-bidding war” this season. “This is fantastic for you farmers out there,” Piggott argued, citing producer reaction to strong market signals. However, “acreage is

not limited,” and tight corn stocks and continued high prices should translate to a significant boost in nationwide corn acreage, likely at the expense of cotton, and possibly soybean, production. Piggott not-

ed 2011 was a “great year” for corn, cotton, and wheat but only a “moderate year” for soybeans, and this season’s U.S. bean market outcome may depend largely on South American weather and its impact

on foreign supply. “Unless the corn price comes down, which I doubt it will with the tight corn stocks, we’re going to need soybean prices to rally significantly to beat those (soybean-to-corn) acres back,” Piggott advised. “I think the balance sheets will look stronger for corn.” Continued ethanol profitability also weighs in favor of increased corn plantings, he said, especially if the biofuels industry can overcome current regulatory and logistical obstacles and opposition from the small equipment sector to new 15 percent ethanol/gasoline blends. Hearty retail “E15” adoption could mean a 50 percent boost in ethanol market growth, Piggott projected. Given a significant increase in cotton ending stocks for 2011 and concurrently healthy crops out of Australia, Pakistan and India, corn or wheat likely will grab more southern cotton acres in 2012. Piggott sees growers weathering 2012 in good stead if they can manage anticipated high price volatility, particularly if they can sell crops in the top third of the market. That suggests reliance on crop insurance to provide a “base,” informed use of options, and aggressive forward contracting of “small parcels” — ideally, crop increments of no more than 5 percent. “Volatility can be their friend, as long as they’re not greedy,” Piggott maintained. He chided growers to “spend far more time on your marketing.”

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Farmers must learn to talk consumers’ language People are talking about food, and farmers and ranchers need to take the lead in the conversation, Melissa Kinch and Keith Yazmir, members of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s communications team, told attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. Opening a dialogue with consumers is an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to restore and build on the public’s trust in how food is grown and raised. “You can’t build trust if you can’t have a conversation,” according to Kinch, senior vice president of Ketchum Communications. Kinch and Yazmir outlined four steps that will help farmers and ranchers move out of combat mode and have a constructive conversation about what they do and why they do it. The four steps are engage, acknowledge, share and earn trust, or E.A.S.E. Growers should start by engaging the people around them. Ask a fellow traveler at the airport, “Where are you headed?” Tread lightly, find common ground and steer the conversation toward food. Next, acknowledge peoples’ worries about the food they’re feeding their families, but don’t take on the persona of a professor whose task it is to educate. “A farmer’s and rancher’s job is to answer those legitimate questions with truthful, transparent answers,” Kinch explained. One of the best ways growers

can do that is by sharing what they do on their farms and ranches. Addressing consumers’ real concerns will go a long way in earning their trust. In talking about what they do, farmers and

ranchers need to recognize that there is always room for improvement, stressed Yazmir, a partner at Maslansky Luntz & Partners. Discussing the future creates a space of shared interest, he said.

More than being willing to have a conversation, growers need to be ready and able to use words consumers can embrace. The typical agriculture vocabulary is full of landmines, Yazmir and Kinch cautioned.

“We need to move away from the language of our industry and toward the language of the benefits of what we’re doing,” Yazmir said. For example, rather than using the term “GMOs,” talk about seeds that grow

stronger, and are more resilient, and better tasting crops. USFRA is a newly created alliance of prominent farmer- and rancher-led organizations, including AFBF, and agricultural partners.

by Andy Mower This year, Big Buck winners were from across the territory. With the strange weather patterns this year, the overall deer harvest was down. These three guys were able to harvest a big buck no matter what the weather was. Our northern rifle winner does come from the north. It’s Eric Croniser, from Boonville, NY. Eric was hunting in his stand behind the barn along-

side some of his fields Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6. This stand, from what I’m told, is more like an enclosed tree house, three stories high. After enjoying the scenery from his stand, Eric notice movement of some deer in an open pasture field. Eric put his sites on a buck, out 275 yards. Eric put his 270 super short mag on the buck and was successful hitting the deer, what a

shot!! The buck was an 8 point with a 17 inch spread, and with a tallest tine of 6 inches. This buck is at the taxidermist’s getting mounted. Our southern rifle winner takes us over toward the western part of my territory, Vienna, NY, where a young farmer, Kyle Woodcock shot a tremendous big buck. It was opening day in the southern zone, and Kyle was up in his tree stand

since 6 a.m. At first light, Kyle notice some deer activity. Four deer out in the field were getting chased by this big buck. A spike horn and a crotch horn ran right under Kyle’s stand. At 8 a.m., on the dot, Kyle saw this huge buck making his way right toward him. The huge buck kept making his way to Kyle’s tree stand, when the buck

Contest E10 Northern tier winner’s buck. The northern tier winner is Eric Croniser from Boonville, NY. Posing with the buck is Eric’s son Jacob.

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Contest from E9 was approximately 20 yards away, Kyle was able to take a shot. The buck bolted into the thick cover. To Kyle’s relief, his shot was a heart shot, the huge buck did not go very far. Kyle is certainly getting this huge buck mounted and will have the rack scored. Our honorable mention big buck was also shot in the southern zone, by Tony DiNitto, on their farm in Oriskany, NY. Tony, his brother Joe and dad (Tony Sr.) all are great seasoned hunters and normally get their share of big bucks over the years.

It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, when Tony had a little time in the afternoon, around 3, to do some hunting. Tony was on his way to his stand for an evening watch, when Tony saw about 35 turkeys out in a corn field. Not thinking too much about the turkeys, he also saw a deer standing among the turkeys just feeding in the field. When Tony saw them, they were about 400 yards out, knowing that would be too long of a shot; Tony stalked his way along a hedge row to get a better look of the deer.

Tony got within 165 yards of the deer, to determine it was an 8 point buck. Tony got into position and took the shot to harvest this 8 point buck with an 18 inch spread and a tallest tine of 8 inches. The winners all get a Realtree Camo Jacket and a Camo hat from Pioneer Hi-bred, Congratulations to all who entered and planted high yielding and more milk per acre Pioneer Hi-bred corn and other products. The southern tier winner is Kyle Woodcock from Vienna, NY.

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Secretary Vilsack praises agriculture, Farm Bureau members Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack delivered a clear message to farmers and ranchers attending the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. “Agriculture and rural America matter, and no group understands that better than the men and women who lead Farm Bureau,” Vilsack said. Vilsack also had high praise for agriculture as being responsible for one in every 12 jobs in America, and he focused on the need to address challenges facing the United States and the world. Last year, American agricultural exports amounted to $137.4 billion, which led to a $42 billion farm trade surplus, and direct support for more than 1 million American jobs, according to Vilsack. The secretary pledged to Farm Bureau members that USDA would continue to listen to their concerns and would work with other

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While emphasizing USDA’s continued commitment to America’s farmers and ranchers, Vilsack announced a reallocation of USDA facilities and resources in light of the government’s budget challenges. That includes a workforce decrease of more than 7,000 employees, streamlining of services and the consolidation and closing of 250 USDA offices across the country. Of those offices, 131 are Farm Service Agency offices, Vilsack said. Of those, 35 already had no staffing and the remainder had either one or two employees and all were within 20 miles of another FSA office capable of handling farmer and rancher clients. He expressed optimism that providing service online would become a more viable option and assured farmers and ranchers that USDA service would not be sacrificed. He closed by commending those who call rural America home. He cited the example of 50 percent of the U.S. military force hailing from rural America, while only 16 percent of the nation’s population lives in rural areas. He called rural America “an extraordinary place” to which the rest of the nation “owes a debt of gratitude.

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Building family business relations Part 2: The three roles in family businesses Each family member has multiple roles within the business and family. Each is a member of the family — the family role. Each has a role in the business — the business role. In addition, each has a personal role — certain personal interests, hobbies, need for time alone, activities outside the family and business, and perhaps a social life unrelated to anyone within the family. These family, business, and personal roles compete for time and cause confusion. Some families mostly separate the three roles. Other families merge the roles to the point they are hardly distinguishable one from another. Failure to distinguish among the roles causes

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Tom deals with his mother as son (a family role), as a business negotiator (a business role), and as a hobbyist (a personal role) who sometimes goes to a toy show instead of visiting her. Tom deals with his family as husband and father (a family role), as the manager of the business in which they work (a

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local pollution problems in low income communities,” said Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. “Exposure to pesticides can have serious effects on people’s health. The grant to Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas will train migrant farm workers in southern New Jersey about steps they can take to better protect their health on the job.” Pesticides are intended to harm or kill pests and are toxic by design. They can be very harmful to people’s health depending on the toxicity of the pesticide and the level of exposure. According to the Centers for Disease Control,

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Livestock outlook appears tight for 2012 Consumers should expect little relief in the price of a T -bone steak as cattle producers continue to decrease their herds because of soaring feed prices and a weak economy. Dr. James Mintert, professor of Ag Economics and assistant director of Extension at Purdue University, spoke at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting. High demand for ethanol has forced the price of corn to nearly double in the past few

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closed that Friday at $1.4750 per pound, down a penny on the week and 44 cents below a year ago when they jumped 10 1/2 cents. The barrels saw some gains but still lost a penny on the week, closing at $1.4850, 41 1/2-cents below a year ago when they gained 12 1/2 cents, but they’re a penny above the blocks despite a fair amount of product being sold. Nine cars of block traded hands and 29 of barrel. The NASS-surveyed U.S. average block price fell to $1.5587, down 2 1/2-cents. The barrels averaged $1.5409, down 3.7 cents. Cash butter saw its fourth consecutive week of loss, losing another 6 cents and closing at $1.4325, 65 3/4-cents below a year ago. Four cars traded hands on the week. NASS butter averaged $1.5470, down 4.3 cents. Cash Grade A nonfat dry milk closed Friday at $1.3350, down 2 1/4cents on the week, while Extra Grade held all week at $1.2975. NASS powder averaged $1.3853, down 0.8 cent, and dry whey averaged 66.48 cents, down a penny. Commercial disappearance and the production of dairy products finished 2011 strong and rounded out a big year of output and usage, according to

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Mielke from F1 USDA data reported by Jerry Dryer in his February 3 Dairy and Food Market Analyst. Cheese production was up 1.7 percent (173 million lbs.) to a record high 10.609 billion pounds and commercial disappearance grew by 3 percent (317 million lbs). American cheese disappearance grew 1.2 percent (49 million lbs) and other cheese, by 4.2 percent (268 million lbs). Dry whey output fell about 1 percent (10 million lbs to 950.6 million) and commercial disappearance was down 0.9 percent (8 million lbs to 952 million lbs). Butter production increased 15.4 percent (241 million lbs) and commercial disappearance was up 10 percent (163 million lbs). Milk powder (NFDM and SMP) output neared the twobillion-pound threshold at 1.964 billion; up 8 percent (147 million lbs). Commercial disappearance was up even more, wrote Dryer, plus 8.8 percent (159 million lbs). He also touched on the growing milk supply and, based on plant operators he has talked to, warned that “the traditional spring peak in daily milk production is one to four months early across most of the U.S.” He speculated whether there would be even more to come “as warmer weather and longer days push their way north to the milk-sheds across the upper tier of states” and posed the question; “Will there be enough plant capacity for all of the milk by March, April, and May.” Several people he spoke with are concerned, he reported. Zeroing in on nonfat dry milk (NFDM), the CME’s Daily Dairy Report says U.S. NFDM prices have dropped steadily the last seven months, falling 25-30 cents from the July 2011 peak. Buyers are often waiting for prices to stabilize before ordering too far out, according to the DDR, and inventories are building. Meanwhile, Oceania skim milk powder prices have held mostly steady since October. “Traders and handlers indicate that powder stocks are

sufficient to fulfill commitments with minimal volumes remaining as uncommitted,” DMN said. Mild winter weather across much of the country is helping to increase milk production and thus more milk is finding its way to cheese vats, according to Dairy Market News. Inventories are building as sales are reported as slow after the New Year. In most regions, the winter season has been much less stressful on the herd and increasing milk receipts at processing plants are being reported. Except for Florida, milk volumes coast to coast are building to the point that milk is not moving from one region to another to supplement shortages. Milk volumes are increasing, but processing capacity is generally sufficient within close proximity of production at this time, according to USDA. Cream markets are weak and pricing multiples are easing. Cream volumes are heavy and often clearing from one region to another to find processing. Producers of higherclass cream product items are seeing declines in orders after a recent boost from football related interest, thus more cream is available to churns coast to coast. The Oceania milk production season continues to trend lower. New Zealand weather patterns are favorable for production at this time of the annual cycle and handlers continue to project a 3-4 percent annual increase over last season, with some handlers adjusting their estimates to a strong 4 percent plus increase. Fluctuating weather in Australia is not having an overall negative impact on milk output. Producers and handlers indicate volumes are lower but maintaining levels that are often higher than projected. Producers project a 2-3 percent annual increase when the current fiscal year ends in June. Back on the home front, the Agriculture Department raised its 2012 milk production forecast in this week’s World Agricultural Sup-

ply and Demand Estimates report (WASDE) after lowering it slightly a month ago. Look for output to hit 199 billion pounds, up 500 million pounds from last month’s projection. Milk cow numbers were raised for much of the year as USDA’s Cattle report indicated 1 percent more dairy cows on January 1, 2012. However, producers are holding 1 percent fewer heifers for addition to the dairy herd, which is expected to push cow

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products are created when a producer increases the consumer value of an agricultural commodity in the production or processing stage. This announcement is part of 21 projects funded throughout the state, totaling nearly $2 million. The following is a listing of projects funded in the Capital Region and Long Island areas of New York State: • Edgwick Farm: $120,000 • Catskill Dudukju LLC: $49,000 • King Brothers Dairy: $49,500 • Dagele Brothers Produce; Christopher Dagele: $79,425 • Food Gems, LTD: $35,004 • Maple Shade Farm: $49,750 • Martin Sidor Farms: $49,990 The funded projects will create jobs for agricultural producers, businesses and families. The grants act as a catalyst for business development and entrepreneurship by providing access to capital and technical assistance. Edgwick Farm will use funds to promote and expand sales of artisanal goat cheese products throughout the Hudson Valley. King Brothers Dairy will use the grant to assist their milk bottling and home delivery service, which features glass bottles. Funds will help expand the service to retail outlets. Food Gems will use their organically grown produce to produce and market baked goods, pickled vegetables, salads, and sauces. “By creating valueadded products, farmers can expand economic opportunities, create jobs and keep wealth in rural communities,” Jill Harvey said. “These projects will promote business expansion and entrepreneurship by helping local businesses get access to capital, technical assistance and new markets for their products and services.” Further information on rural programs is available by visiting Rural Development’s web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny.

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Mielke from F2 ported on the weakening cheese, butter and milk powder prices and the rising futures prices for corn and soybeans. He gave as an example, February 8 annual average 2012 Class III milk futures contracts traded 85 cents per cwt. below the average on January 5, with prices for February through March down nearly $2 per cwt. compared to a month ago. He reported that the WASDE indicates the trend could continue and cited the rising milk production data and lowered milk price projections detailed above and warned that; “If lower milk prices aren’t enough incentive for dairy farmers to reduce milk production, higher feed costs might be.” USDA forecasts the season-average corn price to be 60 cents to $1.40 per bushel higher than the year before, and soybean prices up to $1 per bushel higher. Higher beef prices might be an incentive to more culling, Natzke said. Latest USDA projections raised beef prices by $6-$14 per cwt. compared to last year. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 35 requests for export assistance this week to sell a total of 3.763 million pounds of Cheddar cheese and 3.411 million pounds of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered through June 2012.The sales raised CWT’s 2012 cheese exports to 17 million pounds plus 14.4 million pounds of butter to 14 countries. Looking “back to the futures;” the Class III milk price average for the first six months of 2012 stood at $17.60 on January 6, $17.28 on January 13, $16.81 on January 20, $16.85 on January 27, $16.35 on February 3, and was hovering around $16.15 late morning February 10. Meanwhile; the Livestock Gross Margin insurance program (LGM) has been a “very workable way for dairy producers to set some minimum floors on their revenue,” according to the University of Wisconsin’s

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that can predict the future,” said Hesse. With the high price of farmland today, farmers and ranchers can easily find themselves having an estate worth more than $5 million. For these individuals, Hesse says there are several ways to transfer ownership of their estates. One option is to start reducing total net assets through annual gifting. The government currently allows gifts up to $13,000 to be given to one individual without being taxed. While Hesse encouraged members to begin setting up their estate plans, he offered some words of caution regarding estate trusts. “One of the things people sometimes don’t realize is that if you just change your will, if you have an estate trust, the changes you make in the will do not effectively change the estate trust.”

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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Regional Winter Agriculture Marketing Seminar Featuring Vermont farmer Richard Wiswall, author of “The Organic Farmers Business Handbook” Farms Working Together: Collaborative Marketing for Profitability will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Ravenwood Golf Club Conference Center, L ynaugh Road, Victor, NY 14564. Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a one-day seminar devoted to the modern ways family farms can increase their marketing power through collaboration, including food hubs, online farm markets, joint ventures, and multifarm marketing groups. Richard Wiswall of Cate Farm in Plainfield, VT, will explain the farm business implications of collaboration, when one farm is just part of a larger marketing entity. Taken from 25 years as a member of the Deep Root Organic Co-Op, he will describe positive scenar-

ios and pitfalls to avoid going forward. Wiswall is the author of “The Organic Farmers Business Handbook,” a popular guide for any farmer aiming to build wealth through good habits and savvy decisions. Other speakers include: • Carol Maue of Boylan Code LLP, discussing legal aspects of collaborative agreements for farms • Kim Mills of SUNY Cobleskill, explaining new software to support online sales of local food in consumer, commercial, and institutional markets • Jack Montague of FoodLink, unveiling a new food hub for the Rochester metro region This is a good opportunity for farm owners in Upstate New York who have considered joint marketing, or are striving to supply new or existing markets with more products. The day will include ad-

Students from G1 for their home teams at Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) schools in New York City and Boston, the two groups devised a friendly challenge between the schools and the principals that was agreed to live via Skype. During the rally, each principal received an opposing team jersey from the other principal and agreed to wear it to school for a day if their local team lost. Principals also agreed to provide a local dairy food from their state to the opposing school for a healthy snack day if their team lost. The New York City school agreed to send the Boston school Chobani Greek yogurt and the Boston school agreed to send the New York City school Cabot cheddar cheese. All students pledged to get extra minutes of exercise after the big game based on the number of points scored by their team. “Fuel up to Play 60 is all about getting students to make healthier choices,” says ADADC PR Specialist Brenda Beltram. “But nutrition doesn’t have to be boring. Having

professional athletes talk to kids about the importance of three daily servings of milk, cheese or yogurt makes it pretty cool for kids to eat right.” In addition, local dairy farmers from New York and Boston were invited to be part of the event and shared a few words regarding FUTP 60 and dairy farmers’ commitment to child nutrition. In New York City, Tunis Sweetman of Sweetman Dairy Farm in Warwick, NY, joined former Giants punter and two time Super Bowl champion Sean Landeta to talk to students about the importance of making healthy food choices and getting adequate exercise. The pep rallies were held on the Thursday before the big game and attracted both broadcast and print media in New York City and Boston. Stories on the school challenge were aired on ABC, NBC and Univision in the New York market and on ABC, NBC and New England Cable News in Boston. Coverage also appeared on the New York Times blog and in the Boston Herald.

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Genex Cooperative, Inc. Holstein bulls derived from the GENESIS Cooperative Herd lead the industry in genomic accuracy. These 54 Coop prefix bulls averaged a mere $1 drop in Lifetime Net Merit (LNM) as they transitioned from genomic-only genetic evaluations in August 2010 to daughter-proven

genetic evaluations in December 2011 (minimum of 40 daughters). The average change among the 1,879 bulls industrywide over the same time period was a $22 decrease. “The numbers prove GENESIS has powerful precision,” explains Keith Heikes, Genex Vice President of Dairy Ge-

netics & Global Alliance Development. “This precision is generated by unbiased testing of GENESIS females in commercial herds, extensive genomic testing of GENESIS cow families, and this cooperative’s willingness to embrace new technologies.” GENESIS females must prove themselves

in unbiased, commercial settings. They are put to work on real dairies devoid of special treatment. This allows for the identification of truly elite females and contributes to the credibility of their offspring. Extensive genomic testing of GENESIS cow families also improves the accuracy of the ge-

nomic predictions of Coop bulls. In most situations the bull’s dam, granddam and siblings are all genomic tested. “The cooperative’s willingness to openly embrace new technologies, such as genomics, accelerates the impact of GENESIS,” notes Heikes. “Technology has helped Genex build a herd that is at the forefront of genetic progress and delivers predictable results. By providing a large number of bulls with

exceptionally accurate genomic proofs, GENESIS is a benefit to Genex members and customers.” Genex is a subsidiary of Cooperative Resources International (CRI). The CRI mission statement summarizes the goal of CRI: “To provide products and services as effectively as possible to maximize the profitability of members and customers worldwide while maintaining a strong cooperative.”

USDA to survey farmers’ planting intentions for 2012 ALBANY, NY — How will the uncertain economy affect U.S. farmer’s planting intentions in 2012? How many acres of corn or soybeans do farmers intend to plant this growing season? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey 82,000 U.S. farmers in March 2012 to ask such questions about farmers’ plans for the 2012 season. “Each year, the agricultural industry watches for the results of the March Agricultural Survey, which provides the first official estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for 2012,” said King Whetstone, director of the NASS New York Field Office. “When producers finalize their cropping and marketing plans, this survey will be one of the most important sources of information for them,” he added. NASS will mail the survey questionnaire in late February, asking producers to provide information about the types of crops they intend to plant in 2012,

how many acres they intend to plant, and the amounts of grain and oilseed they store on their farms. NASS encourages producers to respond via the Internet but also welcomes mail or fax responses and offers non-responding producers the opportunity for a telephone or personal interview. NASS will compile and analyze the survey information and publish the results in a series of USDA reports, including the annual Prospective Plantings report and quarterly Grain Stocks report, both to be released on March 30, 2012. As with all NASS surveys, information provided by respondents is confidential by law. “NASS safeguards the privacy of all responses and publishes only state- and national-level data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified,” stated Whetstone. All reports are available on the NASS web site at www.nass. usda.gov. For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the NASS New York Field Office at 800-821-1276.

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2012 Food, Land and People training Save the date and register now so you don’t miss out on an important educational opportunity ALBANY NY — Food, Land and People (FLP) is a curriculum resource program committed to helping students, teachers and communities better understand the

connections between agriculture, the environment and the people of the world. The curriculum provides practical information for both professional and volunteer educators. It includes 55 science and social studies lessons that are applicable to kids of all ages from Pre-K-12th

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Owens, League of Women Voters to hold Farm Bill Forum on Feb. 25 Ag groups, family farmers, and general public encouraged to attend POTSDAM, NY — Congressman Bill Owens and the League of Women Voters announced that they will team up this month to provide an opportunity for agriculture groups, family farmers and the general public to provide input on the next farm bill. Congress is currently scheduled to take up the next Farm Bill later this year. “As the House Agriculture Committee continues the process of crafting the next Farm Bill, I believe it is important to hear firsthand from constituents representing local agriculture interests,” said Owens. “I would like to thank the League of Women Voters and Clarkson University for providing a forum for constituents to voice their opinion on a wide array of agriculture issues. Our region is home to a diverse agricultural community and it is critical that the next farm bill include support for those industries.” “The mission of the

League is to promote civil and informed discussion of significant public issues, and the St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters and its community partners are proud to host this meeting with Congressman Bill Owens,” said Sue Cypert, Chair of St. Lawrence County League of Women Voters. “The federal Farm Bill, which is due for renewal this year, matters greatly to our region. Government action will affect not only the prosperity of our farmers but the many people who are affected in business or personal ways by agricultural work in our region. Many residents have questions about the quality and safety of our food. This forum will allow North Country voices to be heard, and we thank Congressman Owens for taking part.” The Farm Bill Listening Forum will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m.–noon, at Clarkson University, Barben Rooms, Cheel Campus Center, Potsdam, NY. For more information call Sean Magers at 202225-4611.

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tion of some of the following conditions: • restless, stepping, kicking cows at the end of milking • cows kicking off the milking unit • discolored teats after the unit is detached • ringing at the base of the teat after the milking unit is detached • teats that are firm or hard to the touch • cows reluctant to allow hand stripping after the milking unit is detached • high numbers of teats with excessive hyperkeratosis (thickening of the skin that lines the teat canal and surrounds the external teat orifice) • nervous first lactation cows • cows reluctant to enter the parlor • long milk hoses or claws without milk To reduce the incidence of overmilking, dairy operators should

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Serratia species: a practical summary for controlling mastitis by Christina S. Petersson-Wolfe, Sandy Costello, and John Currin, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Introduction The implementation of control measures for contagious mastitis pathogens has successfully reduced the prevalence of these organisms in U.S. dairy herds. However, dairy producers continue to struggle with the control of environmental pathogens. Serratia spp. are Gram-negative bacteria, similar in structure to Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species. The most common mastitis-causing species is Serratia marcescens. However, the treatment and control of these organisms is similar across all species of Serratia. Where are these organisms found? Commonly, these organisms are found in soil and plant matter (including feed). Cows on pasture or cows housed on organic bedding material may be at an increased risk for mastitis caused by Serratia spp. Herd outbreaks of Serratia mastitis have occurred in herds where Serratia grew in bedding and/or teat dip. Poor udder cleanliness and damaged teat ends also appear to increase risk of spreading Serratia to uninfected cows. How do Serratia spp. infect the mammary gland? Serratia spp. infect uninfected cows through environmental contact. As with control of all environmental organisms, maintaining a clean and dry environment for cows is of utmost importance. Similarly, using inorganic bedding (sand) also reduces environmental con-

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quick identification of the Serratia source — cows, teat dip, or bedding — is essential to reduce the spread of the infection. How can teat dip be protected from Serratia contamination? Teat disinfectants can become contaminated with Serratia marcescens on the farm. Serratia spp. are commonly resistant to chlorhexidine-gluconate disinfectants; therefore, if a container of disinfectant containing one of these active ingredients becomes contaminated, the continued use of this disinfectant on the farm can pose a threat to the rest of the herd. Dairy producers should consider culturing their teat dip if Serratia spp. is found in more than one cow, and especially if a chlorhexidinegluconate disinfectant is used as germicide in the teat dip. It is important to remember that the product should only be removed from the original container. Leftover teat disinfectant from teat dipping cups should never be poured back into the original container or reused for a subsequent milking. When are Serratia mastitis infections most likely to occur? New infections can occur at any time during lactation and may also occur during the dry period. Cows in early lactation are at an increased risk for new infections due to the increased stress and immune suppression associated with the postpartum period. Cows with high milk

production are not at greater risk than cows with low milk production. How likely to be cured are Serratia infections? Serratia is resistant to most antibiotics, and, therefore, cure rates are limited. Thus, intramammary antibiotic treatment is not recommended. Veterinary consultation is recommended prior to the start of any treatment protocol. Due to the limited cure rates with the previously discussed options, emphasis needs to be placed on prevention of these infections, rather than on treatment. Summary • Serratia spp. are environmental organisms found commonly in soil and plant matter. • It is imperative to keep bedding clean and dry. • Use of washed sand bedding helps reduce the environmental load of Serratia spp. • Chlorhexidine-gluconate teat disinfectants are not effective in killing Serratia spp. • Proper milking procedures are critical for preventing infections. • Serratia spp. are resistant to most antibiotics and cure rates are limited. From DAIReXNET, www.extension.org/pages/61743/serratiasppa-practical-summary-for-controlling-mastitis Source: Udder Topics, Vol. 34 No. 4 and 5, 2011

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Where Grain Quality Matters

• Facility Design • Installation • General Facility Maintanance • Millwrighting

• Dryer Service • Crane Service • Electrical Services

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COMPACT TRACTORS FORD 1210 - 2 WD, 13 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 FORD 1320 - 17 HP, 4WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,995 NH TC26DA - 21 HP, 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,975 FORD 1710 - 26 HP, 4WD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,995 HUD-SON 204LE - 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,575 NH TC33 - 4WD, LOADER, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,975 NH TC34DA Ñ 28 HP, 4WD, LOADER, CAB . . . . . . . .$25,975 NH TC34DA Ñ 28 HP, 4WD, LOADER . . . . . . . $19,975 FORD 1320 - 16 HP, 4WD, LOADER & MOWER . . . . $11,175 AG TRACTORS FORD 2000 - 2WD, GAS, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,275 FORD 3600 - 42HP, 2WD, DIESEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,500 FORD 4100 - 45HP, 2WD, 1 REAR REMOTE, CAB . . . $9,875 FORD 4610 - 52HP, 2WD, 2 REMOTES, LDR . . . . . . $13,275 FORD 4630 - 55HP, 2WD, 2 REAR REMOTES . . . . . $17,975 NH T4040 - 70HP, 4WD, CAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,775 MASSEY FERGUSON 4345 - 73HP, 4WD, CAB. . . . . $36,975 JD 2940 - 81HP, 2WD, CAB, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,595 JD 2955 - 85HP, 4WD, CAB, LOADER . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,975 FORD 7710 - 86HP, 4WD, CAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,575 IH 986 - 105HP, 2WD, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,875 CAT MT535B - 110HP, 4WD, 3 REAR REMOTES . . . $57,975 JD 4620 - 135HP, 2WD, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,975 FORD 8870 - 185HP, 4WD, REAR DUALS . . . . . . . . . . . CALL NH T8030 - 225HP, CAB, FRT/REAR DUALS . . . . . $166,575 JOHN DEERE 5200- 40HP, 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,275 SKID STEER LOADERS GEHL 4635 - 36HP, 1000 LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,775 GEHL 4240E - 46HP, 1350 LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,675 CASE 1840 - 51HP, 1400 LBS LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,500 BOBCAT 763 - 46 HP, 1500 LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,475 BOBCAT 773 - 46 HP, 1750 LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,975 CASE 70XT - 85HP, 2000 LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,975 NH L175 - 56HP, 2000 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,975 NH L185 - 82HP, 2500 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,975 NH L185 - 82HP, 2500 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,575 GEHL V330 - 84HP, 3300 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . $44,975 NH LS180.B -67 HP, 2200 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . $23,975 COMPACT TRACK LOADERS BOBCAT T190 - 1900LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,975 BOBCAT T190 - 1900LB LIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,975 NH C175 - 60HP, 2200 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,500 NH C238 - 90HP, 3800 LB LIFT, CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,975 COMPACT EXCAVATORS NH E27 - 22HP, 8' DIG, 5550LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,999 BOBCAT 331G - 10', QUICK COUPLER, THUMB . . . . $15,575 CAT 303CR - 27HP, 10' DIG, CAB, HEAT . . . . . . . . . . $27,275 NH E35 - 10' DIG, CAB, HEAT, 8,000LB . . . . . . . . . . $28,000 NH E50 - 12' DIG, 10,000LB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,975 UTILITY VEHICLES LANDPRIDE - 4WD, 20HP HONDA, DUMP BOX . . . . . $8,475 CLUB CAR XRT1550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,575 CLUB CAR XRT1550SE - 2 ROW SEAT, DIESEL . . . . $11,375 MOWERS FERRIS HYDROCUT 32 - 32", 13 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,275 SNAPPER PRO WALKER - 48", 17 HP . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,275 FERRIS HYDROWALK - 48" CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200 FERRIS WALKBEHIND 61" CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,999 FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER - 52" CUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER PRO CUT S-61" CUT, 25HP $7,599 FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER PRO CUT S-61" CUT, 27HP $6,575 FERRIS IS3100 - 61" CUT, 30HP B/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,499 FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER PRO CUT S-61" CUT, 25HP $5,575 FERRIS 3 WHEEL RIDER PRO CUT S-61" CUT, 26HP $7,299 FERRIS IS3000 EXTREME - 61" CUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,475 FERRIS IS4500 - 61" CUT, 34HP, DIESEL . . . . . . . . . $12,575 MIXERS SCHULER 125BF - 125 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,875 KNIGHT 3042 - 420 CU FT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,975

PLOWS MF 3 X 16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $975 JD 1250 - 3 X 16", NEW POINTS AND SHIMS . . . . . . . . $850 WHITE 508 - 4 BOTTOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,575 JD 145 - 4 X 16" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,275 IH 720 - 4 X 16", COULTERS, SIDE HILL HITCH, GA. WHEEL .$3,575 WILRICH - 7 X 18", ON LAND, COULTERS, AS IS . . . $3,975 CULTIVATORS WESCO - 4 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,875 FORD 460 - 4 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,975 WHITE 230 - 25' WIDTH, HYDRAULIC LIFT AND FOLD $6,275 DRAGS KNOWLES 20', HYDRAULIC FOLD, MANUAL LIFT, C-TINES $2,875 FORD 8' 3PT HITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $875 SEEDERS PLANTERS DRILLS NEW IDEA 101 - 12', LIME OR FERT., SEEDER . . . . . $1,275 SUNFLOWER 9412-12 - 12' NO TILL DRILL NEW DISC OPENERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,675 MANURE SPREADERS NEW HOLLAND 3106 - V SPREADER . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,975 NEW HOLLAND 155 - 220 BU., END GATE . . . . . . . . . $6,575 KNIGHT 8114 - 300 BU., 1400 GALLONS . . . . . . . . . . $9,875 KNIGHT 8118 - 400 BU., 1800 GALLONS . . . . . . . . . $17,975 KNIGHT 8118 - 400 BU., 1800 GALLONS . . . . . . . . . $17,975 KNIGHT 8124 - 500 BU., 2400 GALLONS . . . . . . . . . $19,275 FORAGE HARVESTERS - BASE UNITS ONLY JD 972 CROP CHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,575 NH 38 CROP CHOPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,975 NH SUPER 717 - W/ HAY HEAD, AS IS . . . . . . . . . . . $2,775 NH 718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,875 NH 790 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,575 NH FP240 - METALERT, PROCESSOR . . . . . . . . . $27,975 NH FP240 - METALERT, PROCESSOR . . . . . . . . . $39,900 RAKES, INVERTERS & MERGERS NH 252 - DOUBLE RAKE HITCH, LIKE NEW . . . . . . . . $2,975 NH 256 - 8' 6" RAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,150 NH 258 - 9' 6" RAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,695 KUHN GA300GT - 9' WIDTH, ROTARY . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,475 MILLER PRO 11' WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,575 KUHN MM300 MERGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,975 TEDDERS PEQUEA TT4000 - 17' WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . $5,775 KUHN GF5001TH - 17' WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . $5,275 SITREX 5200-H - 17' WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . $5,275 NH 162 - 17' WORKING WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,575 PEQUEA 710 FLUFFER - 7', PTO DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . $2,275 MOWER CONDITIONERS KVERNELAND 2424 - 8', 3PT DISC MOWER . . . . . . . $8,975 NH H6740 - 7'10" DISC MOWER, 3PT HITCH . . . . . . . $7,975 NH 489 - 9' WIDTH, ROLL CONDITIONING, HAYBINE $7,275 NH 492 - 9' WIDTH, ROLL CONDITIONING, HAYBINE $4,995 KUHN FC300 - 9' WIDTH, FINGER CONDITIONG . . . . $6,975 JD 530 MOCO - 9.9', FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . $17,475 JD 730 MOCO - 9.9', FINGER CONDTIONING . . . . . . $16,775 NH 1412 - 10'4", FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . $12,275 NH 1412 - 10'4", FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . $18,985 GEHL DC2412 - 12', ROLL CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . $9,275 KUHN FC4000 - 13', ROLL CONDITIONING . . . . . . . $21,975 NH 1432 - 13', FINGER CONDITIONING . . . . . . . . . . $20,975 FEEDCARTS UEBLER 810 - 30 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,875 UEBLER 810 - 30 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,975 UEBLER 810 - 30 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,995 UEBLER 810 - 30 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,275 WEAVERLINE 430 - NO CHARGER, 30 BU., . . . . . . . $2,650 VALMETAL 530 - 32 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,775 AGRIMETAL 525 - 25 BU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,875

SQUARE BALERS HOELSCHER 1000 10 BALE ACCUMULATOR . . . . . . . $6,975 NH 271 - 50 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,875 NH 276 - 58 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,575 NH 310 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,875 NH 315 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,875 NH 316 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,875 CASEIH SBX540 - CHUTE ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,500 JD 336 - HYD TONGUE, W/ EJECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,775 NH 326 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,875 NH 326 - 70 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,275 NH 575 - 72 THROWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,975 NH 575 - 72 THROW, HYD.TONG., HYDROFROMATIC $21,575 ROUND BALERS NH 638 - 4X4, TWINE ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,575 NH BR7050 - 4X4, TWINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,775 SNOWBLOWERS FARM KING 600 - 60" WIDTH, HYD SPOUT . . . . . . . . $1,675 HANSON SS621 - 60" WIDTH, SSL, HYD. SPOUT . . . $3,575 JOHN DEERE 59 - 60" WIDTH, FITS JD 3720 . . . . . . . $4,275 LOFTNESS 661S - 66" WIDTH, 3PT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,395 LOFTNESS 721ES - 72" WIDTH, SSL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,275 MCKEE 520 - 72" WIDTH, 3PT HITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,375 KUBOTA L2674 - 74" WIDTH, HYD SPOUT, 3PT . . . . . $2,875 SNOW MACHINE 78 - 78" WIDTH, HYD. SPOUT. . . . $1,975 SMYTH 84 - 84" WIDTH, HYD. SPOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,275 VAN EYL 84 - 84" WIDTH, HYD SPOUT . . . . . . . . . . . $1,975 LOFTNESS 84 - 84" WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,275 NORTH AMERICAN 286 - 86" WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,375 FARM KING 960 - 96" WIDTH, HYD. SPOUT . . . . . . . $3,575 LOFTNESS 962BTS - 96" WIDTH, HYD SPOUT . . . . . $4,875 MISC KUHN 3-AUGER DISCHARGE CHUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,875 BRIM ARM MOWER - 10' ARM, 39" FLAIL HEAD . . . . $6,975 ARPS BACKHOE - 11' DIG, PTO PUMP . . . . . . . . . . . $5,975 CAT SSL MOUNTED BACKHOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,250 NEW HOLLAND 930GBH BACKHOE - FITS BOOMER $8,975 WOODS 7500 BACKHOE - 7.5 DIG, SUBFRAME . . . . . $4,500 WOODS 7500 BACKHOE - 7.5 DIG, SSL MOUNT . . . . $5,975 KVERNELAND KD-824 - BALE PROCESSOR . . . . . . . . $6,275 SWEEPSTER BROOM - 84", 3PT HITCH . . . . . . . . . . . $1,995 SWEEPSTER BROOM - 72", SSL, HYDRAULIC ANGLE $3,975 BRUSH MOWER BB60 - 60" WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,595 SIDE DUMP BUCKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,575 AC COMBINE - 60 SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,975 NEW IDEA 177 ELEVATOR - 50', PTO DRIVE . . . . . . . $3,975 BUSH HOG FINISH MOWERS 60" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,595 BUSH HOG FINISH MOWERS 84" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,375 NEW HOLLAND 930B FINISH MOWER 72" . . . . . . . . . $1,975 MY D HANDY GRAIN AUGER - 41' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,475 HYDRAULIC BREAKER - SSL MOUNT . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,275 HYDRAULIC BREAKER - FITS 8000# EXCAVATOR . . . $4,675 DEBRIS BLOWER AGRIMETAL BW300 . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,575 DEBRIS BLOWER GOOSEN 3600DB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,499 YORK POWER RAKE - 72" WIDTH, SSL . . . . . . . . . . . $4,499 FAST CAST SANDER SPREADER 550 - FOR PICKUP . $2,100 AG-BAG G6060 - RENTAL UNIT, 9' TUNNEL. . . . . . . $31,870 AG-BAG G6060 - RENTAL UNIT, 9' TUNNEL. . . . . . . $34,510 BRADCO TRENCHER - RENTAL UNIT, 6" X 48", SSL . $5,175 MC 180 MOWER - 15' WIDTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,775