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New York Angus Association President Doug Giles 538 Rte. 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 845-677-6221 Vice-President Craig Simmons 1944 St Rte 66, Ghent, NY 12075 518-858-4461 Secretary/Treasurer Robert Groom

Upcoming Angus Events NYJBPA Spring Preview June 6-8 • Lockport, NY

Empire Farm Days August 5-7 • Seneca Falls, NY

Meet Your New Angus Regional Manager at Fleur de lis Farms August 6 • Seneca Falls, NY

8974 Lyons Marengo Rd, Lyons, NY 14489

Beef Day at NY State Fair Supreme Champion Show Reception sponsored by NY Angus Association

P.O. Box 338, Ghent, NY 12075

August 26 • Syracuse, NY

315-573-2569 Past President Mike Shanahan

518-598-8869 Directors Eric Brayman (2015) Jerry Emerich (2016) Nicole Tommell (2015) Brett Chedzoy (2017) Derrick DeBoer (2015) Allan Lawyer (2017) Roger McCracken (2016) Fred Tracy (2017) Pete Murphy (2016) Angus Angles is published five times per

year by the NY Angus Association, in an 8.5 x 11 magazine format. It is ediited and produced by Mike Shanahan. Cattle advertisements will be limited to the majority promotion of Angus genetics.

Subscription Rate NYAA Members Free Non-Members $15.00 annually Regular Issue Advertising Rates Full Page $125.00 1/2 Page $85.00 $25.00 x 5 Issues Business Card Special Issue Advertising Rates Full Page $150.00 1/2 Page $100.00 * ask about discounted contract rates, & repeat customer benefits To Place advertising and for news and editorial content contact: Mike Shanahan - 518-598-8869

NY State Fair Angus Show August 25-28 • Syracuse, NY

Angus Hill Production Sale August 30 • Randolph, NY

Stillwater Angus Production Sale September 13 • Stillwater, NY

Trowbridge Angus Annual Female Sale September 20 • Ghent, NY

Tullyfergus/Fleur de lis/McCracken Vu/Kelley Angus Production Sale at Fleur de lis Farm September 27 • Seneca Falls, NY

Cow Power Angus Sale at Rally Farms October 11 • Millbrook, NY

Fall Festival & Coby Classic Calf Sale October 10-12 • Cobleskill, NY

Newsletter Deadlines & Publish Dates:

Deadline 7/10, Published 8/15 - SPECIAL ISSUE Deadline 10/1, Published 11/1 - Regular Issue

Message from The President Doug Giles, 845-235-3789

Great Sights We’re always here to help

! Welcome to my favorite time of year. Black cows on green grass is such a beautiful site to me. I would like to thank everyone who participated in our New York State sale this year. To those who purchased congratulations and to those who didn't get anything there is still time. Open up your New York Angus directory and call a breeder in your area. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the officers or members of the board listed in the front of this issue.
 Thank you


Doug Giles Walbridge Farm


The object of this association will be to promote in all ways the interests of the Angus cattle
 producers of New York State, to increase the number of breeders, to advertise and promote 
 New York as an Angus breeding center as an inducement of buyers to visit New York breeders, to assist in furnishing outlets by promoting public sales and otherwise for the sales of surplus breeding and feeder stock of members, to seek to improve the general merit and extend the favorable reputation of New York Angus, and to do any and all proper things necessary to advance the prosperity of the breed and its breeders herein.

New York Angus Association Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

Angus Hill Farm


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Jesse Bontecou 1015 Shunpike • Millbrook, NY 12545

845-677-8211 Fax: 845-677-5316 Chris Howard • Herd Manager 845-416-1056 •

Sarkaria Farms

H 315-688-9195 C 315-767-3290

Larry M. Laribee 3220 Fuller Road Carthage, NY 13619

Registered, AI sired, gentle, curve bending Heifers and Bulls

STOFFELS GLENVIEW FARM James D. Frueh 518-436-1050 Registered Angus Bulls, Steers, Heifers, Out of quality embryos Round Baleage and Dry Round Bales Springfield, VT and Glenmont, NY

Pleasant Valley Farm Registered Angus Breeding Stock & Freezer Beef Frank & Joan DeBoer 12491 St Hwy 357 Home: 607-829-3408 Franklin, NY 13775 Cell: 607-353-9520

Travis Walton


Linwood Road (585)2434 703-1476 Linwood, NY 14486

585-703-1476 • Like us on Facebook

.BSL%͇8FMZUPL͇$(1t/FX1BSBEJHN'BSNT Dr. MB Rad 518-369-6624

487 Whaupaunaucau Rd Norwich, NY 13815 Allan Lawyer • Herd Manager • 845-891-6671 607-336-1681 • Look for us on Facebook!


(518) 598-8869


2035 State Route 31 Chittenango, NY 13037


"Welytok Angus- Breeding For The Next Generation"


506 Queen Anne Road Amsterdam, NY 12010

Murphy Farm Registered Black Angus

• Semen Collection, Evaluation & Freezing • Frozen Semen Storage & Shipping • Individual Pens • Centrally Located - Just off I-90 near Utica, NY (exit 33)

Route 31, Vernon, New York Duane and Crystal Brayman Farm - 315-829-2250 • Cell - 315-264-4894

Peter Murphy 1132 Rt. 80 Tully, NY 13159 Home: 315-696-6092

Cell: 315-706-1693

New York Angus Association Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

McCracken Vu Farms Performance Bred Angus Cattle Home of the famous McCracken Missies! cattle working in 7 states & Canada!

Scott Oeschger, Owner Bob Butterfield, Manager

Jennifer & Shane Boyle E-mail: 354 Townshipline Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064 Home (610)-837-3866 Cell (484)221-3455 Registered Angus Cattle Tame Show Calves

Website/Facebook –

Registered Angus Cattle

518-672-5135 Pete Kindler Craig Simmons • 518-858-4461

3/6/12 10:36:46 AM

Clear Choice Angus

Jerry & Jeanette Loss

6791 West Main Road Lima, NY 14485 585-624-9593

Great cow families, great carcass traits Registered Breeding Stock

PUNSIT VALLEY FARM Mark & Karolyn Shepard 518-392-3478 365 Punsit Road Chatham, NY 12037

Registered Angus Solely using A.I. from Proven Genetics


Registered Black Angus Jim Sheehan & Family 208 Sissonville Rd • Potsdam, NY 13676 816 O’Connor Road • Port Byron, NY 13140 Rich Brown Office: 315-265-8427 315-776-9825 315-406-5335 Andy Weaber: 315-261-1331 • Cattle for the Future Today

JLL Angus Acres


682 Archbridge Rd. Ext. Ghent, NY 12075

Jamie & Jerry Brozman Ned & Linda Hower

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Roger & Alice McCracken 585-243-5037 2898 Mt Pleasant Rd

Arch Bridge Farm, LLC


Chris & Vanessa Jordan and Family 47 Mack Farm Rd Masontown, PA 15461 Steve Schmuck, Herdsman 814-289-1617

724-984-0824 • Douglas J. Giles 538 Route 343, Millbrook, NY 12545 M 845.235.3789 / T 845.677.6221 / F 845.605.1152

P.O. Box 57 Lebanon Street Hamilton, NY 13346

315-824-1703 Arnold & Arlene Fisher

Registered Breeding Stock & Show Cattle Follow us on Facebook •

Carousel Design Taylor Wierzbowski 716-574-9724

Graphic Design & Photo Services

New York Angus Association

Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

Featuring calves from Trowbridge Xquisite 0216 CED +5 .42 BW +1.0. .51 WW. +44. .40 YW. +84. .36

Tom and Holly McKenny, Owners 207-415-2792 Rodney Cleaves, Farm Manager 207-798-0241



35504 S. 4415 Rd. U Big Cabin, OK 74332 918.510.3464 U

Full Service Sale Management •

Dorado Angus

Heathcote Farm 15 Heathcote Lane Amenia, NY 12501

Jerry, Wanda, & Katarina Emerich 1073 LaValley Road • Mooers, NY 12958 845-373-8731 518-593-0212 Dave Richmond, Mgr. 845-323-9232 Mark Kent, Herdsman Breeding Stock Available

FRONTIER GENETICS Bob Butterfield 802-673-6629

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Marc & Nicole Tommell & Family 1942 Hickory Hill Rd Fonda, NY 12068 518-573-0137 Marc • 518-369-5149 Nicole Licensed & Bonded, Buyers of Cattle

Robert & Linda Groom 315-946-8204 Cell: 315-573-2569

Phil & Annie Trowbridge 518.369.6584

Allan Lawyer 845-891-6671

Vermont & New York

Tullyfergus Angus Herd

PJ Trowbridge 518.755.7467

ANNUAL SALES T-BULLS 5.3.14 FEMALES 9.20.14 816-532-0811 Fax: 816-532-0851 Box 660 Smithville, MO 64089

American Angus Hall of Fame Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, Jeremy Haag •

James F. Evans, VMD 3466 Breezy Point Rd McConnellsburg, PA 17233 (717) 816-1168 Jim & Joanne Evans Providing Quality Embryo Transfer Services to the Northeast for over 30 years!

New York Angus Association

Skan-Tisco Farm


Eric Brayman & family 1261 East Lake Road Skaneateles, NY 13152 607-745-7568


Michael & Leslie Riehle 4597 Lower Birch Run Road Allegany, NY 14706-9509

Home 716-373-3023 AAA# 1190457

Annual Female Sale 2nd Saturday in May

Registered Angus Breeding Stock

Mike’s Cell 716-378-8575 Leslie’s Cell 716-378-0272


Laura and Allan Wesche Katharine Wesche John Wesche

3899 Taylor Road Shortsville, NY 14548 Phone: 585-289-8246 Allan’s Cell: 585-489-6432 E-mail:

Commercial Feeders and Purebred Replacements

PACKARD CATTLE Registered Angus Cattle

Famous lines include: Forever Lady 181C, Peg 013, Lucy 178E, Zulu, & more

PACKARD CATTLE 438 Macedon Center Road Macedon, NY 14502

Tom Packard 585-329-4216

Kevin Quigley Herdsman 585-255-0453

Steve Packard Consultant 585-738-9404



The view this month is from the bee yard as I call it but my first wife say's it should be from the apiary that to me was to big a word so I will call it bee yard. it has been a very tough winter and spring on the bee's but we are very fortunate to have most all of our bee's survive last fall I gave a free jar of honey to all our neighbors with one simple request that they try all organic farming in their gardens and if they do use a pesticide first don't use Sevin because it is deadly to bee's and if you need to use a pesticide please never use it on any plant in blossom. I also told them all if they have any questions please come and see me I also explained to them if my bee's die there goes the free honey. Well I am overwhelmed by the response of all of our neighbors some have barrowed some of my

books others went online and researched ways to raise their gardens organically and what plants to plant to keep all of our pollinators around and keep them healthy. I have offered any of our neighbors all the organic fertilizer they can use on our little farm that is one thing that there is no shortage of. It is amazing what a little education and promise of a free jar of honey will do. My first wife and I are taking our farm one more step to lessen our carbon foot print as we are going all solar for our electricity this is amazing to us that with new technology we can help in a very small way  In 1954 we moved to this farm in Corfu when we got here we still had crank phone service 16 people on our party line and every farm on our road shipped canned milk to Buffalo now on our road nobody has a milk

cow and most of our neighbors don't even have a phone in their home. By the way our phone No. was Corfu 234 and our ring was 4 shorts if anybody else knows what that means  As I get time I would love to make a list of all the things that have changed in our 60 years on this farm but the basics are still the same sometimes we just get them out of order AMERICANS are so lucky but I am afraid some of us don't realize it so please take time to smell the roses and help save the BEE'S"                                                          Thx For Readen"


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! ! ! ! ! ! ! Trowbridge Bull Sale 5/3/14 Report! 

The Trowbridge family celebrated their 17th annual bull sale on May 3, held at the Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange in Canandaigua, NY. 43 bulls averaged $4602 in a standing room only crowd. Commercial cattlemen found genetics to meet their goals of increasing their calf value. The top bulls of the sale went to McKean Bros. Angus, PA; Lee Cook, NY; Mountain Meadows Farm, VT; Edsell Bros., PA; Watchtower Farms, NY; Jeremy Place, NY; Ed Clairmont, MA; Jon Harnish, PA; SK Herefords, NY; Oakwood Farm, OH; Milt

Rusho & John Durand, NY; & Dale Clark, PA, along with many more repeat customers from the New York area. The Trowbridge’s annually sponsor a feeder calf sale the first Saturday in December for their customers. “We strive to help our customers as much as they need. They are our business,” said Phil Trowbridge. The Trowbridge family is currently raising their 4th generation on the farm. “We want to thank all of our loyal customers & supporters, and look forward to continuing our relationships with you,” said PJ Trowbridge.


NY Angus Female Sale 5/10/14 Report! Another successful year for our Angus breeders in New York State. This year’s sale was again hosted by Angus Hill Farm in Randolph, NY, and sold 56 Lots of females and embryos, to average $3540. Breeders from all over New York and members from Pennsylvania sold their best. Top Lots included Lot 1B for

$6500 to Sarkaria Farms, Norwich, NY from Angus Hill Farm, Randolph, NY; Lot 22 for $5700 to Walton’s Way Angus Farm, Linwood, NY from Mud Creek Angus, Kinderhook, NY; Lot 15&A for $5500 to Rocco Battista, Winsted, CT from Heathcote Farm, Amenia, NY; Lot 35 for $4800 to Heathcote Farm, from Genetic Visions, McConnellsburg, PA; Lot 40&A for $4400 to Hay Acres Farm, Carlisle, NY from Walbridge Farm, Millbrook, NY; Lot 79 for $4300 to Kelleys Stock Farm, Camden, NY & Mill Creek Cattle Co., Boonville, NY from Hidden Acres Angus, Amsterdam, NY; Lot 43&A for $4250 to Eric Brayman, Skaneateles, NY from Walton’s Way Angus Farm. Angus Hill Farm, the Inkley family, and DiMaria family, have been such a gracious host the past 2 years with all of their times and efforts. We THANK YOU very much. The best sale the Hereford breeders have had was held jointly with 15 Lots averaging $2855. Thanks again to all breeders involved in both parts of the sales!

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by Baxter  Black,  DVM How  should  we  as  food  producers  interpret   the  media’s  looming  concern  about   headlines  saying  “Rising  Food  Prices  Bite  Budg-­‐ ets!”  Examples  given  from  previous  12  months’  list  of  percentages  increases  show:  Ground  Beef  4.9%,  Eggs  5.7%,  Tomatoes  6.9%,   Pork  Sausage  8.7%,  Potatoes  9.2%,  Fresh  Fish  9.9%  and  Oranges  12.2%.

The cause   of   the   increases   are   different;   from   drought,   freezing   weather,   disease,   government   regula ons,   EPA,   loss   of   farm   ground  to  suburbia,  etc.    It  all  boils  down  to  a  reduc on  of  product  vs.  its  demand.  We  producers  jus fy  the  prices  of  the   basic   commodity,  food,  because  it  has  lagged  unfairly  behind  almost  all  other  life  essen als  such  as  oil,  wood,  coal,  ore,  and  fresh  water.   We  repeat  the  sta s c  that  people  in  our  na on  spend  less  than  10%  of  their  income  on  food,  40%  of  it  ea ng  out.  That  is   lower   than  either  housing,  transporta on  or  health  care  which  together  account  for  52%.  And  the  Department  of  Labor  who  did  the  sur-­‐ vey  didn’t  even  include  income  tax!

Another factor  is  that  with  most  foodstuffs,  the  farmer’s  cut  is  less  than  the  grocer  or  restaurant  middlemen,  from  5%  for  grain   products  (bread)  to  50%  for  milk.  And  that’s  ea ng  at  home.  Anyone  who  eats  out  40%  of  the   me  and  complains  about  the  cost   of  french  fries,  orange  juice,  hamburger,  Ben  &  Jerry’s  or  Starbucks  is  hard  to  take  seriously.  In  addi on,  today’s  modern  middle   income  shoppers  are  accustomed  to  “Seasonal”  fresh  produce  always  being  available.  If  it’s  not  available  in  the  produce  sec on   they  can  find  it  canned,  bo led  or  frozen  on  the  shelves.  S ll  others  are  willing  to  pay  more  if  they  think  it  is  organic.  We  are  very   spoiled  shoppers.

However, single   parent   families   working   two   jobs   or   those   who   are   receiving   welfare   and/or   unemployment   checks   are   much   more  aware  of  the  increase  in  the  price  of  food.  To  our  credit  the  Farm  Bill  aids  46.7  million  Americans  (1  in  5)  that  are  receiving   food  stamps  to  the  tune  of  $72  billion  a  year,  to  ensure  that  none  go  hungry.  This  life  saving  program,  as  well  as  all  of  the  en tle-­‐ ment  programs,  are  paid  for  by  the  taxes  collected  from  the  90%  who  are  working.  It  is  not  the  government  that  makes  money,   the  government  takes  money  from  those  who  earn  it  and  redistributes  it.

The jobless  and  the  middle  income  groups  are  less  affected  by  the  food  prices.  But  caught  in  the  vice  are  those  single-parent,  geo-­‐ graphically  challenged,  low-middle  income  Americans  holding  down  a  job  and  paying  their  own  way.  These  workin’  moms  do  shop   thri ily  and  if  the  price  of  salmon  or  strawberries  or  asparagus  or  chuck  roast  is  too  high,  they  can  do  without.  The  supermarket  is   full   of   nutri ous,   generic   brand,   fresh   meat   and   vegetables   that   are   affordable,   especially   if   you   know   how   to   cook.   However,   these  workin’  moms  are  tempted  by  the  ease  and  low  cost  of  “fast  food”  meals  vs  the  ever-present  exhaus on  that  accompanies   the  effort  of  fixing  a  home-cooked  meal  for  the  kids  at  the  end  of  a  work  day.  Nothing  is  easy.

So what  about  the  “Rising  Food  Prices  Bites  Budgets?”  Most  producers  do  their  best  to  grow  their  crop  as  cheaply  and  efficiently   as  they  can.  They  like  to  make  a  profit,  some mes  they  get  lucky  and  some mes  they  go  broke,  but  the  consumer  never  runs  out   of  something  to  eat.

New York State Angus The New  York  State  Angus  Associa on  Annual  Mee ng  was  held  on  March   22,  at    Jus n’s  Tuscan  Grill  in  East  Syracuse,  NY.    The  mee ng  was  spon-­‐ sored  in  part  by  the  NY  Angus  Associa on  and  Merial.     Speakers  included:   -  Tonya  Amen,  from  AGI,  American  Angus  Associa on  who  discussed  the   Importance  of  &  Understanding  Genomics.   -  Barbara  &  Eddie  Moran  from  Stonewall  Farm  in  Jeffersonville,  NY  who   spoke  to  the  Junior  members  about  Public  Speaking  in  the  Ag  Era.  

Board Member  Elec ons  and  Terms:

- Bonnie  Bargstedt,  from  Merial  who  discussed  Efficient  Worming  Aspects  &   Herd  Health.  

President: Doug  Giles Vice  President:  Craig  Simmons Sec/Tres:  Robert  Groom Past  President:  Mike  Shanahan



Terms ending  2015 Eric  Brayman

Dis nguished Service  Award  2014:  An  individual  who  has  provided  outstanding  leadership  and  has   made  notable  contribu ons  to  the  Angus  and/or  beef  industry:

Nicole Tommell

John Vanderwerken  -  Central  Bridge  Farms

Derrick DeBoer

Master Breeder  Award  2014:  An  individual  who  has  bred  outstanding  animals  and  thereby  made  a   notable  contribu on  to  the  advancement  of  the  Angus  Breed  in  New  York  and/or  Na onally.

Terms ending  2016 Phil  Trowbridge  -  Trowbridge  Farms Roger  McCracken

Jerry Emerich

Young Ca leman  Award  2014:  To  recognize  significant  accomplishments  and  preserving  the  commit-­‐ ment  to  the  beef  industry  and  to  recognize  the  importance  of  achieving  excellence  in  their  daily  life.     And  shows  a  willingness  to  mo vate  his/her  peers  in  promo ng  the  beef  industry.

Terms ending  2017

Doug Giles  -  Walbridge  Farm

Pete Murphy

Bre Chedzoy Allan  Lawyer Fred  Tracy

Mark Your Calendars Saturday, September 27, 2014

Angus Production Sale

Sale held at… Fleur de lis Farms, 2497 Canoga Rd., Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Sale Consignors… Tullyfergus Robert & Linda Groom 8974 Lyons Marengo Rd Lyons, NY 14489 315-573-2569 •

McCracken Vu Farm Roger McCracken 2898 Mt. Pleasant Rd Piffard, NY 14533 585-325-4540

Fleur de lis Farms Rita Partee 2497 Canoga Rd Seneca Falls NY 13148 315-549-8407

Kelley's Stock Farm Mike, Connie &Rodney Kelley 9757 Dutch Rd Camden, NY 13316 315-245-1343 •

Offering to include… Registered - Herd bull prospects, Cow/Calf pairs, Bred heifers, Heifer calves Commercial - Cow/calf pairs, Steer and Heifer calves

“Look for more information in our next ad in the August issue!"

It’s Time to Get Your Grill On! Courtesy of the: New York Beef Industry Council & Beef Check Off

Smoky Strip Steaks with Mexican-Style Grilled Corn

Spicy Cheeseburger Sliders

Total Recipe  Time:  35  to  40  minutes

Total Recipe  Time:  25  to  30  minutes

Makes 4  servings

Makes  8  sliders

Ingredients &  Instruc ons:

Ingredients &  Instruc ons:

2 beef  Strip  Steaks  Bone-In,  cut  1  inch  thick  (12  to  15   ounces  each)

1 pound  Ground  Beef  (96%  lean)

4 ears  corn,  husked 1/4  cup  reduced-fat  mayonnaise 2  tablespoons  grated  Parmesan  cheese Salt Lime  wedges  (op onal)

9 small  whole  wheat  hamburger  buns,  split,  divided 1  clove  garlic,  minced 1/2  teaspoon  ground  chipotle  chili  powder 2  slices  pepper  Jack  cheese,  cut  in  quarters Toppings: Barbecue  sauce,  le uce,  tomato  slices,  pickles  (op onal)

Seasoning: 1 to  2  teaspoons  chipotle  chile  powder 2  teaspoons  brown  sugar 2  teaspoons  fresh  lime  juice Combine  seasoning  ingredients  in  small   bowl. Spread  2  teaspoons  seasoning  mixture   evenly  onto  beef  steaks.  Spread remaining  sea-­‐ soning  mixture  onto  corn. Place  corn  on  outer  edge  of  grid  over  medium,   ash-covered  coals;  grill,  covered,  15  to  20   minutes  (over  medium  heat  on  preheated  gas   grill,   mes  remain  the  same)  or  un l  tender,  turn-­‐ ing  occasionally.  Place  steaks  in  center  of  grid   over  medium,  ash-covered  coals.  Grill,  covered, 9   to11  minutes  (on  gas  grill,  9  to 12  minutes)  for   medium  rare  (145°F)  to  medium  (160°F)  done-­‐ ness,  turning  occasionally. Spread  mayonnaise  and  sprinkle  cheese  evenly  over   corn.  Carve  steaks  into  slices.  Season  beef  and  corn   with  salt,  as  desired.  Squeeze  lime  wedges  over  beef   and  corn,  if  desired.  Serve  beef  with  corn. Nutri on  informa on  per  serving:  313  calories;   12  g  fat  (4  g  saturated  fat;  3  g  monounsaturat-­‐ ed  fat);  75  mg  cholesterol;  200  mg  sodium;  23  g   carbohydrate;  2.1  g  fiber;  29  g  protein;  12.3  mg   niacin;  0.6  mg  vitamin  B6;  1.5  mcg  vitamin  B12;   2.2  mg  iron;  29.8  mcg  selenium;  5.1  mg  zinc;  

Tear one  hamburger  bun  into  pieces.  Place  in  food   processor  or  blender  container.  Cover;  pulse  on  and   off,  to  form  fine  crumbs. Combine  bread  crumbs,  beef,  garlic  and  chili   powder  in  medium  bowl,  mixing  lightly  but  thor-­‐ oughly.  Lightly  shape  into  eight  1/2-inch  thick   mini  pa es. Place  pa es  on  grill  over  medium,  ash-covered   coals.  Grill,  covered, 8  to 9  minutes  (over  medium   heat  on  preheated  gas  grill,  9  to  10  minutes)  un l   instant-read  thermometer  inserted  horizontally   into  center  registers  160°F,  turning  occasionally.   Evenly  top  with  cheese  during  last minute  of  grill-­‐ ing. Place  burgers  on  bo oms  of  remaining  eight  buns.   Top  with  desired  Toppings.  Close  sandwiches. Nutri on  informa on  per  serving:  201  calo-­‐ ries;  6  g  fat  (3  g  saturated  fat;  0  g  monounsatu-­‐ rated  fat);  40  mg  cholesterol;  266  mg  sodium;   21  g  carbohydrate;  3.1  g  fiber;  16  g  protein;  4.1   mg  niacin;  0.2  mg  vitamin  B6;  1.1  mcg  vitamin   B12;  2.3  mg  iron;  28.8  mcg  selenium;  3.4  mg   zinc;  50.8  mg  choline.  

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C P O WER W 10/11/14

at Rally Farms, Millbrook, NY

River Bend Farm

CornĂŠ Vogelaar, manager "RANCH2Ds&AR(ILLS .*   s  #ORNĂ?CELL %MAIL#ORNE 2"&!NGUSCOM

Stucky Eisa Erica 9333 WR 2@105, YR 2@100 A proven donor who combines high maternal and proven Pathfinder genetics of Net Present Value, with one of the breed’s all-time great Right Time 338 daughters, Eisa Erica 4079.

CED 4 BW .1 WW 57 YW 94 Doc 24 Milk 30 Marb .64 RE .21 $W 45.79 $F 36.62 $B 83.71

16525732 Sinclair Net Present Value x Circle S Eisa Erica 4079 (Hyline Right Time 338 x Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807)

Since Saturday October 11, 2014, hosted by Rally Farms

1927 Jesse M. Bontecou, Owner-Manager 1015 Shunpike • Millbrook, NY 12545 Office Phone: 845-677-8211 Chris Howard, Herdsman • 845-416-1056

WEIGH UP 7AN349 Pedigree, performance and phenotype in one package Ranks high for Growth, RADG, HP, CW, $W and $B Powers his offspring with muscle, pounds and good looks CED 5, BW 1.9, WW 76, YW 138, $W 46.94, $B 115.90 From Snyder Bros., NE and Deer Valley Farm, TN

PROPHET 7AN320 Prophet progeny are in high demand at auction this spring Take advantage of incredible end-product premiums Offers low birth, high growth and carcass merit like few can CED 12, BW -0.1, WW 78, YW 137, $W 54.37, $B 114.75 From Gardiner Angus Ranch, KS; CAM Ranches and Ogeechee Angus, GA

CAPITALIST 7AN351 Capitalist is raising the bar for thick, attractive performance cattle First daughters in production are moderate tanks with ample rib and great udders CED 13, BW -0.7, WW 64, YW 110, $W 49.75, $B 73.97 From Connealy Angus Ranch, NE and 44 Farms, TX

THUNDER 7AN319 A proven choice for heifers with an outcross pedigree One of the best feet and leg bulls in our lineup Excels for PAP and generates beautiful daughters that are built to last CED 16, BW -1.4, WW 43, YW 84, $W 39.88, $B 86.63 From TC Ranch, NE

~ Jerry Emerich 518-593-0212

EPDs as of 5/23/14

Juniors In      Action!

New  York  State  Junior   Angus  Association You  know  warm  weather  is  a  comin’  when  the  shows  and  sales  are  runnin’.  On  Friday,  April  25th,  the  Junior  Beef   Producers  served  hot  dogs,  hamburgers,  cheese  burgers  and  baked  goods  at  the  All-Breed  Sale  to  raise  funds  for  the  Junior   Beef  Producers’.  Many  of  the  Angus  Juniors  are  a  part  of  the  Junior  Beef  Producers,  and  many  helped  serve  food  and  sell   clothes  at  this  event.  The  Junior’s  had  a  wonderful  turnout.  Thank  you  to  everyone  who  helped  to  support  our  Juniors!  For   almost  everyone  the  first  shows  started  with  the  weekend  of  May  2nd  through  the  4th.  Our  Junior  Angus  members  left  a  dent   out  at  the  Empire  State  Beef  Classic.  We  may  not  have  left  a  humongous  dent,  but  we  still  showed  how  powerful  our  Angus   breed  is.  We  made  our  Angus  breed  stick  out!  Saturday  was  a  wonderful  day  to  start  the  competition.  Saturday  there  was  team   fitting,  skillathon  and  showmanship.  Katherine  Wesche  started  our  dent  by  winning  2nd  place  in  intermediate  skillathon,   during  the  day.    At  night  the  heifers  and  steers  were  runnin’  all  around  the  showmanship  ring.    If  you  were  watching   showmanship,  you  might  have  seen    Courtney  Charlesworth  and  her  nice  Angus  heifer  shining  bright  with  their  smiles  while   placing  second  in  intermediate  round  two,  for  having  a  chance  to  steal  the  win  for  intermediate  showman  overall. Sunday  morning  at  ten  o’clock,  you  would’ve  seen  our  Junior  Angus  members  in  the  show  ring,  with  their  Angus   heifers.  We  increased  our  dent  on  Sunday,  with  several  placings.  Congratulations  to  Katie  Hopkins  for  winning  first  in  her   class  of  Late  Yearling  Heifers.  As  the  show  progressed,  so  did  our  Juniors’  wins.  Sara  Fessner  took  Reserved  Champion  in   Junior  Yearling  heifers  with  a  chance  to  win  overall  Reserved  Champion.  Reserved  Champion  was  granted  to  Elizabeth   Luckman  with  her  Angus  heifer.  Good  job  everyone  who  went  to  the  Empire  State  Beef  Classic!  We  showed  that  we  are   passionate  about  our  Angus  cattle!  Hope  everyone  who  attended  the  Big  E  had  a  wonderful  weekend  as  well.  Exhibitors   always  remember  throughout  the  year  “The  only  showman  you  should  be  better  than  is  the  one  you  were  yesterday.”   Everyone  have  a  wonderful  show  season. Our  New  York  Junior  Angus  Members  would  also  like  to  thank  the  farms  who  donated  lots  in  the  Female  Sale  for  the   juniors.  Our  Juniors  would  like  to  thank  Frontier  Genetics  for  their  donation  of  lot  A,  a  2010  cow  that  sold  for  3,000  dollars.   We  would  also  like  to  thank  Riga  View  Farm  for  their  donation  of  lot  X,  4  frozen  embryos  out  of  BHC  Blackbird  6132,  which   sold  for  1,500  dollars.  We  would  like  to  thank  the  buyer  of  Lot  A;;  Angus  Hill  Farm  and  Lot  X;;  Walbridge  Farm  LLC  for   supporting  our  Angus  Juniors!  Our  juniors  greatly  appreciate  everyone  who  has  helped  support  the  Junior  Angus  Members.   The  money  that  the  juniors  received  during  this  sale  will  help  the  Junior  Angus  Association  with  scholarships,  trips  and  other   educational  events!  Thank  you  to  everyone  who  supports  our  New  York  Junior  Angus   Association!

Article By:  Sara  Fessner,  NYJAA  Reporter

Sarkaria Farms Registered Angus Seedstock, Proven Genetics

Sarkaria Herd Sires Schiefelbein HD 1241

Sitz Upward 307R x Mytty In Focus CED 19 BW -2.8 WW 53 YW 102 SC 2.46 Milk 30 Marb .64 RE .26 $W 44.06 $B 93.37 Owned with: Schiefelbein Farms, MN, Curtin Land & Cattle, IL, McKean Bros, PA, Trowbridge Angus, NY

487 Whaupaunaucau Rd Norwich, NY 13815 Allan Lawyer • Herd Manager • 845-891-6671 607-336-1681 •

Boyd Cartwright 3303

Connealy Capitalist 028 x SAV Bismarck 5682 CED 11 BW .5 WW 68 YW 121 SC 1.79 Milk 30 Marb .39 RE .90 $W 48.72 $B 83.53 Owned with Genex/CRI & Cartwright syndicate

'Farm to  Fork'  Tours  Promote  Beef Commissioner  Ball  to  take  part  in  tour  in  Westerlo. by  New  York  State  Department  of  Agriculture  &  Markets

State Agriculture  Commissioner  Richard  A.  Ball  today  announced  that   dozens  of  representa ves  from  the  retail  food  and  restaurant  industries,   as  well  as  culinary  instructors  and  die cians,  have  signed  up  for  four   tours  this  week  as  part  of  May  Beef  Month  ac vi es  for  the  New  York   Beef  Industry  Council.  The  tours  will  take  place  in  the  Hudson  Valley,   Central  New  York,  the  Capital  Region  and  the  Western  NY/Finger  Lakes   Region.  Local  media  are  encouraged  to  a end  these  events  to  learn  more   about  the  beef  industry  here  in  New  York  State. "I  had  a  great  mee ng  recently  with  our  friends  at  the  New  York  Beef   Industry  Council  and  see  tremendous  opportuni es  for  our  Department   to  work  with  this  important  agricultural  industry  in  the  future,"  Commis-­‐ sioner  Ball  said.  "Beef  is  a  staple  at  our  world  class  steakhouses,  restau-­‐ rants  and  retail  establishments  here  in  New  York.  It's  available  yearround  and  part  of  a  healthy  diet.  These  tours  are  just  one  more  way  that   New  York  agriculture  is  connec ng  the  dots  between  producers  and  consumers.  I  plan  to  personally  be  at  the  event  in   Westerlo  on  Thursday." All  four  Beef  Month  events  will  take  place  from  10  a.m.  to  2  p.m.  at   the  following  loca ons: •  May  20  –  Millbrook,  NY/Walbridge  Farms  (Hudson  Valley) • May  21  –  Truxton,  NY/New  Penn  Farm  (Central  NY) • May  22  –  Westerlo,  NY/Golden  Acres  (Capital  Region) • May  23  -  Medina,  NY/SK  Hereford  (Western/Finger  Lakes  Region) In  New  York  State,  there  are  over  13,559  ca le  farms  with  1.45  mil-­‐ lion  ca le  that  supply  nutri ous,  wholesome  beef  to  consumers.   These  farms  contribute  to  New  York  State's  economy  by  genera ng   more  than  $294  million  from  the  sale  of  cows  and  calves.

"Beef is  a  staple  at  our  world  class  steak-­‐ houses,  restaurants  and  retail  establishments   here  in  New  York.  It's  available  year-round   and  part  of  a  healthy  diet.  These  tours  are   just  one  more  way  that  New  York  agriculture   is  connec ng  the  dots  between  producers   and  consumers.  I  plan  to  personally  be  at  the   event  in  Westerlo  on  Thursday,"  said  State   Agriculture  Commissioner  Richard  A.  Ball.

Jean O'Toole,  Director  of  Public  Rela ons  for  the  New  York  Beef  Industry  Council,  said,  "This  is  a  great  opportunity  for  in-­‐ fluencers  in  retail,  nutri on  and  food  service  to  be  able  to  convey  to  their  customers  where  their  food  is  coming  from.  We   look  forward  to  a  great  week  of  beef  tours  across  the  various  regions  of  New  York  State." The  Department  of  Agriculture  and  Markets'  Division  of  Animal  Industry  is  available  to  assist  beef  producers  across  New   York  through  its  NYS  Ca le  Health  Assurance  Program  (NYSCHAP),  which  u lizes  a  team  of  advisors  to  develop  a  farmspecific  herd  health  plan.  Though  NYSCHAP's  current  membership  overwhelmingly  consists  of  dairy  farms,  the  Department   welcomes  more  par cipa on  in  this  program  from  the  beef  industry.  Beef  producers  who  have  taken  advantage  of   NYSCHAP  report  significant  improvements  in  their  herds'  health.  To  enroll  in  NYSCHAP,  contact  your  herd  veterinarian.   They  will  then  make  arrangements  with  the  regional  field  veterinarian  from  the  Department  of  Agriculture  and  Markets.   You  may  also  contact  the  Department  of  Agriculture  and  Markets  directly  at: Courtesy  of:  Morning  Ag  Clips

Quaker Hill Erianna 8T2

REG# 16140045

" The Stamp of Excellence - Erianna" TC Total 410 x SS Objective T510 OT26 x Sitz Alliance 6595 EPD's CED 10, BW -.4, WW 64, YW 111, Milk 33, CW 40, Marb .89, RE .85, Fat -.006, $W 48.54, $F 55.86, $G 48.21, $QG 39.02, $YG 9.19 and $B 106.82 . . . . . All Traits Are In The Top Ten Percent Of The Angus Breed and Most Are The Top One Percent. On 9 Progeny- (Ten X, 5050, and Prophet) They Average In The Top ONE Percent Of The Angus Breed For: WW, YW, CW, Marb, $W, $F, $G, $QG and $B. The Top Five Percent For CED and BW. Her Featured Daughter- "Welytok Total 10 Erianna 3B2" AAA 17486043 (Presently being flushed and has Black Granite embryos available) Her Impressive EPD's are BW .5, WW 67, YW 126, RADG .25, SC 1.52, Milk 34, CW 58, Marb 1.40, RE .83, Fat -.022, $W 50.01, $F 75.66, $G 56.78, $QG 49.23 and $129.91. All $ Traits are in The TOP ONE PERCENT Of The Angus Breed.

Mark D. Welytok  CGP • New-Paradigm Farms 2035 State Route 31 Chittenango, NY 13037

"Welytok Angus- Breeding  (315)527-5037 For The Next Generation"

New York State Fair gearing up 2014 fair  pu ng  agriculture  at  the  forefront,  improving  infrastructure by  New  York  State  Department  of  Agriculture   There's  an  excitement  in  the  air  as  the  Great  New   York  State  Fair,  the  state's  largest  agritourism  and   entertainment  complex,  enters  the  three  month   countdown  to  one  of  the  biggest  a rac ons  in   Upstate  New  York.  State  Agriculture  Commission-­‐ er  Richard  A.  Ball  and  Ac ng  State  Fair  Director   Troy  Waffner  today  touted  a  number  of  improve-­‐ ments  across  the  Fairgrounds  in  agriculture,  infra-­‐ structure  and  entertainment  that  will  make  the   2014  Great  New  York  State  Fair  one  to  remember.

Central New  York  in  three  months."

The Great  New  York  State  Fair  takes  place  from   August  21  through  September  1.  This  year's   theme  is  "Summer's  Best  in  Show"  and  its  tagline   is  "New  A rac ons,  Old  Favorites,  Timeless  Tradi-­‐ ons."

The Fairgrounds  also  plays  host  to  at  least  30   horse  shows  a  year.  This  past  winter,  the  DVM   Horse  Barn  underwent  the  first  half  of  a  major   reconstruc on.  Half  of  the  barn  has  been  renovat-­‐ ed,  and  the  other  half  will  be  done  a er  the  horse   show  season  concludes  this  fall.  In  addi on  to  the   obvious  improvements  in  the  stalls,  all  of  the  win-­‐ dows  along  the  top  of  the  barn  have  been  re-­‐ paired  so  they  can  be  opened  and  closed.  All  of   the  lower  level  windows  can  also  be  opened  and   closed  easily  as  they  are  no  longer  behind  the  stall   walls.  These  modifica ons  should  help  improve   ven la on  in  the  barn  and  also  aid  in  animal  com-­‐ fort.  In  addi on,  all  stalls  are  equipped  with  rings   to  easily  hang  feed  and  water  buckets.  Tie  rings   are  a ached  to  each  of  the  side  walls  for  cross   tying  horses.

In addi on  to  what  individual  livestock  and  bird   owners  bring  to  the  Fairgrounds,  in  a  given  year   the  Fair  will  also  purchase  upwards  of  200  bales  of   straw,  more  than  2,000  bags  of  shavings  (at  3.25   cubic  feet),  120  bales  of  hay,  325  cubic  yards  of   sawdust,  and  1,000  cubic  yards  of  bark,  just  to   provide  comfort  to  the  animals  during  their  tem-­‐ porary  stay  at  the  Fairgrounds.

"At its  core,  the  Fair  is  not  only  about  tradi on,   but  about  educa ng  people  about  agriculture  and   the  great  products  made  by  hard  working  farmers   and  producers  from  across  New  York  State,"  said   Commissioner  Ball.  "We're  going  to  do  a  great  job   direc ng  fairgoers  to  the  best  in  New  York  agricul-­‐ ture  this  year.  We've  made  capital  improvements   to  a  number  of  our  barns,  and  already  demon-­‐ strated  our  commitment  to  the  care  and  welfare   of  the  thousands  of  animals  who  come  through   our  gates.  We  have  three  months  to  go  and  a  lot   of  work  le  to  do,  but  in  the  end  this  Fair  is  going   to  stand  out  as  one  that  puts  agriculture  first.": In  addi on  to  the  improvements  at  the  DVM  Barn,   the  back  area  of  the  FFA  Building  is  being  painted   Every  year,  the  Great  New  York  State  Fair  plays   and  graded,  and  fencing  is  being  put  up  to  accom-­‐ host  to  between  9,000  and  10,000  animals  enter-­‐ modate  their  compe ons.  This  will  also  provide   ing  a  wide  range  of  compe ons  during  the  12   FFA  students  with  an  opportunity  to  house  live-­‐ day  Fair.  These  include  over  3,000  horses,  more   stock  if  they  so  choose. than  1,000  dairy  and  beef  ca le,  along  with  hun-­‐ dreds  of  sheep,  goats,  rabbits  and  swine,  to  name   And  at  the  world  famous  Potato  Booth,  which  at  a   a  few.  Tours  can  be  arranged  in  the  Dairy  Barn   dollar  a  potato  is  s ll  one  of  the  best  deals  at  the   upon  request  so  that  Fairgoers  can  learn  firsthand   Fair,  staff  are  working  with  SUNY  Cobleskill  to   from  farmers  about  these  animals. have  potato  plants  placed  in  a  glass  terrarium  to   Veterinarians  are  on  site  24  hours  a  day  through-­‐ out  the  12  day  Fair,  checking  animals  in,  con-­‐ duc ng  daily  visits  to  the  barns,  and  checking  on   animals  when  they're  injured  or  sick. "When  animals  are  here,  they  are  our  responsibil-­‐ ity  and  we  take  that  responsibility  very  seriously,"   said  State  Veterinarian  Dr.  David  Smith.  "Our  staff   work  extremely  hard  during  Fair  season  to  give   fairgoers  an  enjoyable  and  educa onal  experi-­‐ ence,  while  making  sure  that  animals  arrive   healthy  and  remain  healthy  throughout  the  Fair.   We  look  forward  to  a  great  educa onal  show  in  

help educate  the  public  on  how  and  where  pota-­‐ toes  are  grown. More  announcements  concerning  agriculture  at   the  Fair  are  planned  for  the  weeks  and  months   ahead. "We  had  an  early  start  in  lining  up  our  entertain-­‐ ment  for  2014  and  it  shows,"  said  Ac ng  Director   Waffner.  "In  2014,  we  will  have  an  exci ng  mix  of   talent  on  all  of  our  stages,  showing  diversity  and  a   range  of  musical  genres.  The  State  Fair  Advisory   Board,  especially  Bea  Gonzalez,  was  instrumental   in  helping  us  narrow  down  the  talent  for  2014  and  

we believe  that  Fairgoers  will  be  very  excited  for   the  entertainment  we  have  lined  up  this  year." The  Grandstand  Concert  Series  will  feature  Brad   Paisley  with  Randy  Houser,  Charlie  Worsham,  and   Leah  Turner  on  Thursday,  August  21;  Pitbull  on   Saturday,  August  23;  Train  with  the  Wallflowers   on  Tuesday,  August  26;  Carrie  Underwood  on   Wednesday,  August  27;  Journey  with  Cheap  Trick   on  Thursday,  August  28;  and  Jason  Aldean  with   Florida  Georgia  Line  and  Tyler  Farr  on  Saturday,   August  30. Ticket  prices  are  the  same  whether   ckets  are   bought  online  at  e,  on  the  phone  at  1-800514-3849,  or  in  person  at  the  box  office. At  the  Chevy  Court  Concert  Series,  Kellie  Pickler   will  take  the  stage  on  opening  day  on  Thursday,   August  21  at  2  p.m.  Acts  previously  announced  for   the  Chevy  Court  stage  include:  Chef  Anne  Burrell,   at  2:00  p.m.,  Wednesday,  August  27;  Herman's   Hermits  Starring  Peter  Noone,  at  2:00  p.m.,  Mon-­‐ day,  August  25;  John  Kay  and  Steppenwolf,  at  8:00   p.m.,  Monday,  August  25;  Bowzer's  Rock  &  Roll   Party,  at  2:00  p.m.,  Tuesday,  August  26;  Joan  Je   and  the  Blackhearts,  at  8:00  p.m.,  Wednesday,   August  27;  Southside  Johnny  and  the  Asbury   Jukes,  at  8:00  p.m.,  Friday,  August  29;  and  The   Doobie  Brothers,  at  6:00  p.m.,  Monday,  Septem-­‐ ber  1. In  addi on  to  the  Grandstand  and  Chevy  Court,   the  Midway  Music  Series,  the  Regional  Ar sts   Stage,  and  the  Pan-African  Village  stages  host  a   number  of  musical  and  variety  acts  throughout   the  12-day  Fair.  Two  couples  who  have  appeared   on  the  hit  shows  "Big  Brother"  and  "The  Amazing   Race"  –  Rachel  Reilly  and  Brendon  Villegas,  and   Jordan  Lloyd  and  Jeff  Schroeder  -  will  tell  their   stories  of  finding  love  amidst  cu hroat  compe -­‐ on  on  the  Midway  Music  Series  Stage  at  the   Great  New  York  State  Fair  at  7:30  p.m.  Sunday,   August  31.

More announcements  concerning  the  Grandstand,   is  being  built  in  front  of  the  Fair's  Administra on   Chevy  Court  and  the  Midway  Music  Series  will  be   Building.  New  roofs  are  going  on  top  of  the  Art  &   made  in  the  near  future. Home  Center,  the  Wiles  Room,  and  two  perma-­‐ nent  concession  stands.

WiFi hotspots  at  strategic  gathering  places  on  the   Fairgrounds  are  also  under  considera on  this   year,  as  are  mis ng  sta ons.

Improving the  Infrastructure  of  Buildings  Across   the  Fairgrounds:

The New  York  State  Fair,  operated  by  the  New   York  State  Department  of  Agriculture  and  Mar-­‐ kets,  runs  from  August  21  –  September  1,  2014.   The  Fair's  mission  is  to  showcase  the  best  of  New   York  agriculture  while  providing  top-quality  enter-­‐ tainment.

Plans this  year  also  call  for  repaving  approximately   two  miles  of  roads,  including  the  road  in  front  of   the  Administra on  Building,  along  with  a  stretch   of  road  star ng  at  Gate  2,  and  the  Gate  7  road.

"Our infrastructure  is  what  keeps  the  Fair  going   and  we've  made  a  lot  of  improvements  over  the   past  year  with  a  direct  focus  on  2014,"  said  Ac ng   Director  Waffner. Ameni es  for  Fairgoers  and  Customers:

In addi on  to  the  annual  New  York  State  Fair,  the   Recent  renova ons  have  been  made  to  the  Sci-­‐ Naviga ng  the  Fairgrounds  will  also  be  easier  than   Fairgrounds  host  dozens  of  agricultural  events   throughout  the  year,  including  some  of  the  North-­‐ ence  and  Industry  Building.  Some  structures  that   ever  this  year.  The  Fair  has  posted  street  name   had  been  built  over  the  years  inside  the  building   signs  at  each  intersec on  as  part  of  a  project  with   east's  most  pres gious  horse  and  livestock  shows. were  removed.  HVAC  equipment  was  installed   emergency  management  agencies  to  provide  a   and  the  building  itself  got  a  fresh  coat  of  paint.  All   street  address  for  each  of  the  Fairgrounds'  more   The  home  of  the  Great  New  York  State  Fair  is  a   of  this  was  accomplished  in   me  to  host  one  of   than  100  buildings.  In  addi on,  new  signage  will   375-acre  exhibit  and  entertainment  complex  that   the  largest  shows  of  the  season,  the  New  York   make  it  easier  to  iden fy  a  given  building.  Large   operates  all  year.  A  year-round  schedule  of  events   Farm  Show,  in  February  2014.  Show  organizers   maps  and  electronic  signs  will  also  be  installed   is  available  on  the  Fair's  website.  Find  The  Great   had  been  asking  Fairgrounds  managers  for  more   prior  to  the  opening  of  the  Fair.  Other  security   New  York  State  Fair  on  Facebook,  follow  @NYS-­‐ space.  This  renova on  created  a  new  space  for   enhancements  are  under  way. Fair  on  Twi er,  and  enjoy  photos  from  the  Fair  at   mul -building  shows  and  a  compact  space  for  a   smaller,  single-building  show.  Also,  New  Yorkers  are   A  new  pa o  sea ng  area  will  be  installed  at  the   entrance  to  the  Interna onal  Building,  providing   invited  to  send  their  ideas  for  the  Great  New  York   New  stairs  have  also  been  installed  on  the  back   more  places  for  foot-weary  Fairgoers  to  take  a   State  Fair  at side  of  the  Colonnade,  and  an  accessible  entrance   short  break  or  have  a  quick  snack.

Shopping For Meat On A Budget

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It's no  secret  that  the  Frobuzz  household  is  carnivorous.  However,  the  Frobuzz  household  is  also  compromised  of  a  grad  student,  a  young   professional,  dogs,  horses,  chickens  and  student  loans.  Throw  that  in  an  equation  and  you  get  a  smallish  grocery  budget.  Shopping  for   meat  on  a  tight  budget  can  be  difficult  but  we're  not  willing  to  cut  back  in  that  area  so  we  employ  some  different  strategies  to  keep  protein   in  the  center  of  the  plate!  So  I'm  going  to  outline,  as  easily  as  possible,  how  we  eat  a  hunk  of  meat  several  nights   a  week  without  breaking  the  bank.  This  is  no  easy  task  considering  pork  prices  are  on  the  rise  (thanks  PEDv)   and  beef  prices  are  at  a  27  year  high  (thanks  Mother  Nature). Ok,  so  before  you  even  head  to  the  store you  need  to  have  in  your  mind  that  you're  not  going  to  get  T-bones  and   ribeyes  for  $3/lb.  That  would  be  awesome  but  will  not  happen.  The  goal  is  to  find  a  diamond  in  the  rough  that  you   can  put  a  little  extra  work  and  kitchen  time  into  and  still  get  a  good  quality  meal. Once  you  arrive  at  the  meat  case,  you're  looking  for  markdowns,  BOGO  (buy  one,  get  one)  or  large  hunks  of   meat  that  most  people  won't  buy  (think  along  the  lines  of  a  whole  ham).  You  may  not  find  a  great  deal  every  time   but  one  good  deal  on  a  large  sub-primal  can  last  you  awhile.  On  our  shopping  trip  last  Sunday,  we  found  a  few   good  deals  but  only  cashed  in  on  one  due  to  our  lack  of  freezer  space  at  the  moment. You  have  to  look  beyond  what  is  right  in  front  of  you  and  think  about  how  you  can  cut  things  down  or  use  them  in   different  recipes.  On  this  trip,  the  Ninja  is  debating  which  cut  is  a  better  deal  and  which  one  is  the  best  cut  based   on  color  etc. Comparisons  are  vital  -  look  beyond  what  is  right  in  front  of  you.    Just  because  something  is   'convenient'  doesn't  necessarily  mean  it's  convenient  for  your  wallet.  Here  are  some  examples  of  not  so   great  deals:   In  this  instance  it  seems  awesome  that  you  get  a  pork  country  style  ribs  that  are  already  marinated  but   that  is  $4.29  for  one  serving  that  is  less  than  a  pound.  You're  basically  paying  for  the  fact  that  it  is  a   single  serving,  that  it's  marinated  and  that  it  has  a  pineapple  slice. Same  with  these  charcoal  steaks,  -  these  are  from  the  chuck  but  have  been  cut  down  and  marinated   causing  their  price  to  be  $7  per  lb  even  though  a  chuck  roast  is  much  cheaper  per  pound.

Shopping For Meat On A Budget

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Examples of  good  deals:  Ham  on  sale  for  $1.69/lb.  Yes,  I  know  it's  a  whole  ham  but  you  can cut  things  down   and  freeze  them.    These  whole  ham  butts  can  be  cut  down  and  frozen  for  use  in  meals  at  a  later  date.     Although  we  didn't  buy  a  ham,  we  have  done  so  in  the  past.  We  cut  it  up  into  smaller   portions  and  freeze   them  -  then  I  can  pull  them  out  for  soup,  a  crock  pot  meal  or  to  throw  on  the  grill.  This   is  the  deal  that  we  took  advantage  of  last  weekend:  Beef  bottom  round  roast  -  buy  one   get  one  free! Yes,  you  read  that  correctly.  Beef  bottom  round  roasts  were  buy  one  get  one  free!   They  were  normally  $6.99/lb  and  weighed  around  2.5  pounds  a  piece.  However,  the   sale  meant  that  we  got  5  pounds  of  good  quality  beef  for  about  $17.65  ($2.50/lb).  Talk   about  a  steal.    Naturally,  we  brought  two  home  and  got  them  ready  for  future  meals.   Since  crockpot  season  is  over,  we  opted  to  cut  them  into  steaks  instead  of  keeping  them  in  their  roast  form.  We   unwrapped  them  and  took  them  out  of  the  package  -  the  first  step  was  removing  the  fat  and  silver  skin  (bonus   info:  that  little  pad  in  the  bottom  of  the  package  is  called  a  'diaper').  Silver  skin  is  opaque  connective   tissue  that  is  very  tough  so  removing  it  can  really  improve  the  eating  experience.  

Preparing to  break  it  down: -The  diaper  -  soaks  up  juices  that  may  leech  out  of  the  meat and  keeps  the  tray  and  packaging  looking  clean  and  tidy. -Removing  the  silver  skin  and  external  fat  (the  dogs  appreciated  this  step)  -  silver  skin  is   tough  connective  tissue  so  it's  important  to   remove  to  improve  the  eating  experience! Next,  the  Ninja  cuts  the  roast  into  steaks  that  are  approximately  1"  thick. -Cutting  across  the  grain  is  important  with  roasts  in  order  to  improve  tenderness -Here  you  can  see  how  many  ~1"  steaks  come  from  one  of  the  bottom  round  roasts Here  are  the  results  of  the  two  roasts  that  were  cut  down  -  there  were  nine   steaks  and  five  'midget'  steaks  (that's  really  what  they're  called),  and  of   course  the  pieces  of  fat  and  silver  skin  for  the  dogs. -I  realize  it's  hard  to  determine  how  big  these  are  -  a  deck  of  cards  is  rough-­ ly  the  size  of  one-three  ounce  serving  of  beef.  As  you  can  see,   these  steaks  are  about  four  ounces.  The  final  product  bagged  up   -  I'll  put  them  in  the  freezer  and  when  we  want  to  grill,  I  just  pull   one  out  the  night  before  and  let  it  defrost. -Each  one  of  those  steaks  will  serve  as  a  meal  for  us,  along   with a  veggie  or  rice  side  dish.  It's  about  $4.50   total per  meal,  not  per  person  (not  including  the   veggies  or  rice).  If  we  didn't  do  these  trips,  we  would   eat  less  meat  and  I  would  not  be  a  happy  camper. I  hope  this  provides  insight  on  how  you  don't  have  to  change  your  diet  on  a  tight  budget   but  rather  just  change  your  perspective  or your  strategies  and  you  can  still  have  high-quality,  lean   beef  on  your  plate  (pork,  too)! Any  questions  -  comments?  Do  you  do  something  similar  at  your  house? Until  next  time, ~  Buzzard  ~


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Prepare your tattoo pliers and dies: Reduce   the   spread   of   disease;;   sanitize   your   equipment   with     rubbing   alcohol   or   similar   disinfectant.     Repeat   this   procedure between each animal you tattoo.

When proper   technique   is   used     tattoos are effective ways to permanently identify            animals.  Your  goal  is  to  create  legible  marks   Properly secure the tattoo dies in  both  ears  that    match  the  animal’s  herd  ID  and    its     onto the face of the pliers by sliding American  Angus  Association  Registration  Certificate.     the dies into the ridges on the top and bottom of the pliers face. For additional instruction, follow the Prepare your work area: Use a a suitable restrain- directions in your tattoo kit. ing   device   (i.e.,   a   chute)   for   the   animal   you   will   tatPrepare the animal’s ears for tattooing: Clean too. Make sure you have a clutter-free work area and out dirt and wax from the animal’s ears; a rag and clean surface to place your materials and supplies. rubbing alcohol can help accomplish this. You  will  place  the        tattoo  marks   Gather materials & supplies: into the area between the cartilage ribs in the upper-third portion of the Herd record book Cardboard or other animal’s  ears.  Removing  dirt  and   w a x scrap paper (to test markings) Tattoo pliers with from these areas will create legibile markings. removeable dies This also provides a clean, hygienic area to pierce when you tattoo the animal. Use a toothbrush to apToothbrush (for rubbing Tube of green tattoo ply the green tattoo paste onto cleaned areas of the in ink) paste ears. Tattoo dies—make sure you have the correct dies (numbers & letters) to create the ID of the animal(s) you tattoo

Rubbing alcohol & container (to cleanse & sanitize) Rag (to clean ears)

Enlist the assistance of others: Help can streamline the  work  process  and  ensure  accuracy.  It  is  particularly useful if you are working with a larger group of animals. More importantly, a team effort can minimize  stress  on  the  animal,  the  equipment  and  you. Ensure accuracy: With the animal secured in the chute, cross-reference the animal’s ear tag with your records  and  its  assigned  identification  number.    Once   you prepare your pliers, double check the tattoo marks by stamping the pliers into a piece of cardboard or other scrap paper. The numbers should be identical to  the  herd  ID  of  the  animal  you  are  about  to  tattoo;;   be sure the marks read correctly, left to right, and that they are not backwards or out of order.

Tattoo the animal: After preparing the animal’s ears and your  equipment,  and  the   animal is properly restrained, both you and the animal are ready for tattooing. Hold the pliers in place over the area where you   first   applied the green tattoo ink. Clamp the pliers shut     by   squeezing   the   handles.     A p p l y steady pressure as the tattoo d i e s evenly puncture the skin. Once you pierce the animal’s skin, and the dies meet the opposite face of the pliers, release the pliers. Rub in the green tattoo ink: After tattooing the animal’s ears, reapply a dab of green tattoo ink onto the toothbrush and rub the ink into the pierced areas. This will aid the visibility of the tattoo marks, once the excess tattoo ink has worn off. After you complete tattooing the animal, make note of this information in your herd record books.

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In Remembrance! Warren E. Schuman! ONEONTA — Warren E. Schuman, 75, of Oneonta, peacefully passed away while surrounded by his

loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 7, 1938, in Margaretville, the son of the late Elmer and Ann (Lopsicker)

Schuman. On Oct. 13, 1962, Warren married Carole Weir in Cooperstown. In his younger years, Warren moved around quite a bit, attending school in Oneonta, and then in Madison, where he would graduate high school. During his high school years, Warren traveled and worked alongside his father for the Madison farmer and businessman, Grove Hinman, who was known among other things as being instrumental in the beginning of the Vernon Downs Raceway. Between traveling and going to school, Warren developed a strong desire to stand and defend his country in the armed services. Even before graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserves until he was eligible to go active duty. After his high school graduation, he entered the U.S. Army and would serve several tours overseas in Korea and other installations. He was very, very proud to be counted as a member of the Army Special Forces Green Berets. In 1960, he received an honorable discharge from the service and set out to begin his civilian life. Shortly after his discharge from the Army, Warren worked briefly for

Shearer’s in Oneonta before working for UPS for several years. In 1967, he and his wife Carole purchased a small moving company in Oneonta called Hayes B-Line. He became the owner and operator of the newly named Schuman B-Line Moving and Storage Company for over 46 years and was still very much involved in the day to day operation until his recent illness. When he wasn’t working, he was a very devoted outdoorsman. He loved to be out hunting or fishing whenever he could sneak away. But his real passion was being on his farm. Working the fields, bailing hay, mending fences, and especially caring for the animals filled his days. Warren loved every aspect of his Windswept Farms, it became his favorite and most loved place to be. He could spend hours horseback riding, walking fields, tending to chores. It wasn’t really work because he loved it so much. He also held a large place in his heart for raising dogs, starting first with beagles, the springer spaniels, and eventually labs. Warren was also involved in the community and many different organizations. He served as Oneonta’s Water Commissioner in the early 1970s. He was also a member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Oneonta. Warren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carole Schuman of Oneonta; his son, Eric Warren Schuman, and his wife Dawn, of Oneonta; his daughter, Dr. Catherine Carole Schuman of Arlington, Mass.; his two beautiful twin granddaughters, Sabonne and Simone Schuman of Oneonta; and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, Warren’s family requests that charitable donations please be made in his memory to New York Sate Nature Conservancy, 195 New Karner Road, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12205.

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