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is proud to announce our new name…

Same great company… just simpler. Same owners and team?

Yes! You can be assured that you’re still talking to and working with the same experienced, friendly and dedicated people. You know us – you know our products, our people and our services – none of that has changed.

So, why the name change?

Simplifying the name allows us to unify all of our products and services under a single brand—from animal health to milking equipment to route deliveries. And, we’ll be more inherently understood and recognized by all of our communities.

Why Leedstone?

The name Leedstone was derived from one of the first pioneer settlements in Stearns County, MN. It continues to show our pride in community; and metaphorically brings us back to our heritage—our agricultural legacy—while highlighting a pioneering spirit. It’s a simple but strong name on which to build a solid foundation.

How will this affect me?

You’ll simply see the Leedstone name alongside our Stearns Veterinary Outlet and Pharmacy name starting soon. Over time, Leedstone will become our primary name; but for now, we’re focused on developing your working experience with us. Thank you for your continued partnership with us. Our contact information and our web address remain the same. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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From Our Side Of The Fence

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Farron and Jessica Gruenenfelder and family Blanchardville, Wis. Iowa County 70 cows

Jay Gaul Holy Cross, Iowa Dubuque County 75 cows

A) I think the biggest change has been the use of different technology in farming.

A) I think the biggest change has been the increased cost of almost everything, from fuel to feed to tires.

B) I think there will be more freestall setups. I also think a lot of dairies will try to increase their number of acres if they can afford to. That way they can produce more of their feed, to counteract high feed prices.

B) I think things will keep getting bigger, herds and farms. I believe that the changes will keep going faster and faster. I don’t think there will be many of us left (smaller farms) in the future.

C) The heat detection systems AI companies are offering are good tools. D) We haven't made many big changes, but we did put in automatic takeoffs for our milking units, a TMR mixer, a plate cooler, long-day lighting, and mattresses for the cows. E) I have been farming since 2000. In 2009, my wife and I purchased our farm from my parents. We have three children and one on the way, who help where they can. We also do some cash cropping on the 550 acres we own and rent. I enjoy working with the cattle and emphasize breeding cows for type. We have 12 cows scored Excellent and 31 Very Good. Our plans for 2013 are to nish putting in self-locking headlocks for our heifer shed and replace our old TMR mixer with a bigger one.

C) If price were not an issue I would install robotic milkers. It would be nice to have a lifestyle that is less tied down. I also think it would be good for the cows. D) I haven’t changed too much on our farm. I guess the biggest change would be adding a TMR mixer. Using TMR has lowered feed costs, allowed us to use a wider variety of feedstuff, increased the cows’ performance and reduced waste. E) I have about 75 cows, Holsteins and crosses that are milked in a stanchion barn. I have my own farm as do my brothers, but we share equipment. My operation consists of my wife, Lora, and our children. Lora’s role on our farm allows me to work off the farm in the summer months, driving a truck for a concrete company. We have 240 acres, growing corn and alfalfa. I hope to add some freestalls this year and hope to increase our herd size to 95 to 100 cows by fall.

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A) During your career, what has been the biggest change in the dairy industry? B) What do you think the dairy industry will look like in 10 years? C) What type of technology would you like to have on your farm? D) What has been the biggest change you have made on your farm? E) Tell us about your dairy and plans you have for your farm in 2013.

Tom, Sharon and Jacob (not pictured) Hirsch Sleepy Eye, Minn. Brown County 98 cows A) The biggest change has been the move to the larger “mega” dairies where everything is automated and you are managing employees more than cows. B) I’m sure the trend toward larger dairies will continue, along with larger farms (acres to go along with it). Environmental issues will also have a larger impact on operations, as well as animal welfare issues. I think there will be a normal exodus of dairymen, big or small, from the industry for reasons that have always existed. However, for the young dairymen who have some nancial backing and strong work ethic that was passed on from their folks, the industry will be in good hands. There denitely are some advantages to family dairying—everyone works together, develops good organizational skills, everyone sleeps and eats good. The Almighty probably has to work overtime to assure our existence.

Mark Dose Lake City, Minn. Wabasha County 60 cows A) The feed costs going up. Everything has been going up in price, including milk, but it needs to in order to cash ow. B) I think there will be fewer small farms, even though I hope that smaller farms can keep in it. I’m hoping that things won’t change too much. C) It would be really nice to make an upgrade on our milking facility system by either putting in a parlor or installing robots. Right now, we milk in a stanchion barn. D) We went to three-times-aday milking one year ago, and two years ago we put in automatic take-offs. E) I farm with my dad, Jim. My mom, Marcy, works off the farm. We raise all our own heifers and farm 120 tillable acres. We buy all our dry corn.

C) That would be an easy decision for us. A robotic milking system would be it. Jacob, our son, has a degree in electronics and has a keen interest and ability in technology. D) The biggest change in the last ve years has been building a cement manure pit—and applying the manure by hiring a manure spreading service to knife it into the ground. We have saved a lot in purchased fertilizer and have seen improved yields since we have been doing this.

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Melissa and Tom Shea Shea Dairy, Inc. Viola, Minn. Olmsted County 700 cows A) We’ve seen a big increase in land prices and dramatic swings in milk prices. B) There will be a decrease in smaller herds and more advances in technology. We are uncertain and uneasy about land availability for dairy farmers and the costs of feed and commodities. C) We would really like a manure separation system and an Alpro monitoring system. D) We’ve gone through expansion and added a manure storage facility in 2009. E) We farm with Tom's brother, Jason, and his wife, Mindy. We milk 700 cows three times a day. We operate over 700 acres of cropland, consisting mostly of corn and hay. Caring for our families, employees and cows is top priority. Our environment is also very important to us, so we are always proactively searching for ways to protect our environment. We are committed to providing wholesome, quality dairy products. In 2013 we will continue to improve and expand on some smaller projects on our farm as we have been growing our dairy operation for the past several years. Best wishes to all of our fellow farmers in 2013

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“We use Udder Comfort on all fresh cows and heifers. It gets rid of swelling, and the udders really soften up, so we don’t over-milk them. With Udder Comfort, heifers take off better after calving and are less likely to develop mastitis,” says Dr. Donna Mertz. She keeps Ayrshires and is herd vet at Daltondale Farm, Hartland, Wisconsin. “Udder Comfort is effective, easy to use, and there’s no need to withhold milk. It fits our approach to support the general health of the cow to milk better, naturally, and to reduce treatment costs.”

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Olmsted County ADA seeks county dairy princesses

The American Dairy Association of Olmsted County is seeking candidates for this year’s county Dairy Princess Program. The Olmsted County Dairy princess serves as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry by appearing at various promotional events and speaking to consumers and the media for the dairy industry. The princess contest will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Rochester, Minn. on April 14. A candidate must be a high school graduate by July 1, 2013 and not yet 24 years old by July 1 2012. She or her parents must be actively engaged in the production of milk for sale to a licensed plant during the current year. A candidate also qualies if she or her parents are employed on a dairy farm in a dairy related capacity. County dairy princesses are eligible to attend a statewide promotion training seminar to be held this spring and may apply to be considered as a nalist for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. At all levels of competition, contestants are judged on their communication skills, personality, enthusiasm for dairy promotion and general knowledge of the dairy industry. Please contact Carrie Sachs at or 507-951-8372.

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It’s a sight to behold Our family work force Making our farm productive, For the next generation, of course It makes my soul happy When I look outside and see My children trailing after an uncle They’re great role models and the boys are so lucky My heart swells with pride When I hear my boys say “I’m going to be a farmer Just like Uncle Peter someday.”

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Dane tells Tony As they clean the feed trough “When I get big I will work hard So you and Peter can take more days off.”

There is something about farm life And family, that’s true Not all can work together And function like we do Perhaps the best part about our family team Is that we all truly care About our farm, our animals, our family Because after all, that’s why we are all there We share a common past And our futures look bright So this farming together It just feels right! Jacqui, her dad, sister, and brother milk 550 cows and run 1,000 acres of crops in the northeastern corner of Vernon County, Wis. Her children - Ira (5) and Dane (3) - farm with her while her husband, Keith, works on a grain farm. She loves to cook, quilt and garden and wishes there were more hours in the day to get it all in. Farming and teaching others about farming are her passions.

Wisconsin lives up to its cheesemaking reputation

Once again, Wisconsin has proven that it stands alone when it comes to making top-shelf cheese. A Gouda made in Wisconsin’s Clark County was recently chosen as the best of them all in the United States Championship Cheese Contest. In the championship round of judging at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, the Gouda from Holland’s Family Cheese, Thorp, Wis., scored 98.305 points out of a possible 100. Second place went to a Tarentaise from Springbrook Farm, Reading, Vt. A cheddar made for Kraft Foods, Glenview, Ill., by Agropur, Weyauwega, Wis., took third place in the championship round. The U.S. contest is held every other year. In 2011, a Wisconsin goat’s milk cheese was crowned the grand champion. More than 1,700 cheeses and butters from at least 20 states were entered this year. Besides taking the top prize, Wisconsin cheese also received no less than 46 rst-place awards, 43 secondplace honors, and 46 third-place ribbons. Perhaps more impressive is the fact that Badger State entries swept 17 categories. That is, they won rst, second and third place awards. That happened in these categories: Parmesan, Feta, avored Feta, Havarti, avored Havarti, Gorgonzola, aged Gouda, hard Hispanic cheeses, avored hard cheese, avored cheese with sweet or dessert condiments, lowfat cheese, coldpack cheese food, coldpack cheese spread, spreadable cheese, soft and semisoft sheep’s milk cheese, hard mixed-milk cheese, and salted butter. In western and southwestern Wisconsin, cheese companies winning rst-place awards included: Klondike Cheese, Monroe, for its avored Feta, Havarti, avored Havarti, Gorgonzola, and fat-free Feta; Roelli Cheese, Shullsburg, for its blue-veined cheese with exterior mold; Zimmerman Cheese, South Wayne, for its Muenster and reduced-sodium Muenster; Emmi Roth USA, for its hard Hispanic cheese and ve peppercorn Raclette; Decatur Dairy, Brodhead, for its Havarti pepper; Mill Creek Cheese, Arena, for its smoked brick; Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, for its Butterkase; Lactalis American Group, Belmont, for its Brie light; Montchevre-Betin, Belmont, for its mini Cabrie; Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Point, for its Little Boy Blue; and Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, for its avored sheep’s milk cheese named Driftless Maple. To be sure, cheesemakers in other states proved that they, too, can do wonderful things with milk. Minnesota’s Caves of Faribault earned a best

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By Ron Johnson Staff Writer of class honor with its cave-aged blue cheese. In addition, a mild cheddar from Le Seur Cheese, Le Seur, Minn., earned a third-place award. South Dakota cheesemakers took home four awards. Those were a smoked Provolone from Lake Norden Cheese Company, Lake Norden; a marbled-curd cheese from Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Milbank; an Asiago from the Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI) plant, Hoven; and a reduced-fat cheddar made by Valley Queen Cheese. Iowa, known more for growing corn than making cheese, was also represented among the winners. The Agropur plant at Hull, Iowa, was recognized for its reduced-fat cheddar. In all, 12 states besides Wisconsin took home top honors in at least one category. New York and Vermont set the pace with six rst-place awards each, followed by Oregon, with four. California, Illinois, Idaho and Ohio each claimed three rst-place ribbons. Colorado, Michigan, Missouri and Utah each earned one rst-place ranking for their cheeses. John Umhoefer, executive director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), attributes the large number of entries in the 17th biennial contest to the sheer number of cheeses being made. The 82 categories – everything from mild cheddar to Queso Fresco to mold-ripened sheep’s milk cheeses – reect that variety. Some of the top cheeses from the contest will be auctioned the evening of April 17, during the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference at La Crosse, Wis. The proceeds will fund WCMA scholarship and pay for member education and the championship cheese contest. The 2011 auction garnered $142,110 on 38 lots. A Colby Longhorn fetched $450 a pound, while the U.S. champion cheese sold for $400 a pound, and $4,000 total. For a list of all of this year’s award winners, visit www.uschampioncheese. org.


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Slices stalks vertically with 15 serrated discs. No swing blades. Ground speed and moister have very little effect on material size. Much lower horse power requirements than competition. Corn head driven with drive shafts and gear boxes. No chain and sprockets like the competion. 5) Aluminum alloy gear boxes to reduce weight and dissipate heat. 6) Self-tightening gathering chains. 7) Double acting stripper plates with welding on hardened edge. 8) Large diameter auger that turns slower reducing ear loss. 9) Corn stalk stubble in field is splintered to reduce tire damage if driven over. 10) Optional Integrated Crop Sweeper and End row augers for improved crop flow in adverse harvesting conditions.

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TRACTORS • ‘13 MF GC 1705, compact tractor • ‘12 MF 8660, 225 PTO hp • ‘12 MF 1652, compact, 52 hp, LDR • ‘12 MF 1529, compact, 59 hp, LDR • ‘05 MF 451, 45 PTO hp, 400 hrs • ‘90 Ford 8830, 4787 hrs CORN HEADS • Geringhoff 1822RD, ‘09 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 1622RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘09 • Geringhoff 1230RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘12 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘03 • Geringhoff 1222RD, ‘02 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘11 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘05 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 1220RD, ‘02 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘10 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘05 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘04 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘01 • Geringhoff 830RD, ‘00 • Geringhoff 822RD, ‘08 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘07 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘00 • Geringhoff 630RD, ‘97 • NH 996, 12R20", '99 • JD 922, GVL poly • JD 643, GVL poly • JD 843, LT, ‘80 • JD 893, KR, HPD, ‘04 • CIH 2208, 8R30, ‘04 • CIH 2208, 8R22, ‘02

COMBINES • ‘87 MF 8590 • MF 8570, RWA • ‘86 MF 8560 • '98 Gleaner 800, 25' flexhead • ‘97 Gleaner R62, duals 2052 sep hrs • ‘92 Gleaner R62, 2063 hrs • MF 9750 PU table • MF 9118 bean table • MF 8000 30' bean table GRAIN HANDLING • Park 605 gravity box, 625 Bu, brakes • ‘08 Batco 1335, grain belt, LP, electric motor • Brandt 7500HP, grain vac. • Brandt 5200EX, grain vac • ‘09 Brandt 8x47 auger • ‘00 Brandt 4500 EX, grain vac. • ‘05 Brandt 1070, auger, PTO Drive, w/swing hopper • Brandt GBL-10, bagger • Brandt, 1515, 1535, 1545, 1575, 1585 belt conveyors • Brandt 8x45 auger, 18hp, Brigs • Brandt 8x35, 8x37, 8x40, 8x47, 8x52, 8x57, 8x62, 8x67, 10x35, straight augers • Brandt 1060XL, 1070XL, 1080XL, 1380XL, 1390XL, swing hopper augers • Brandt 20 Series Drive Over Deck • Parker 1039, grain cart, w/tarp • Parker 839, grain cart, tarp, 850 bu. • Unverferth 5000, grain cart • EZ Flow, 220 bu., gravity box w/DrillFill auger • Hutchinson, 10x61 auger • ‘10 Westfield WC 1515, grain belt, elctrc mtr

HAY & LIVESTOCK • JD 275, disc mower, 9’ • JD 38, sickel mower 7’ • CIH 8480, round baler • IH 14, 5 bar rake • Woods 8400, finish mower • MF 2856, rnd baler, net, twine • MF 1745, rnd baler • MF 1328 & 1329, 1330, 3 pt disc mower • MF 200, SP windrower, cab, auger, header • ‘11 NH H6750, 3 pt, disk mower, 110” • NI 528, 3 pt, disc mower, 94” • Sitrex RP 20’ RP 5 3 pt wheel rakes • Sitrex, 9 wheel inline rake • Sitrex DM 5 disc mower • Sitrex MK 14 & 16 wheel rake • Sitrex 10 & 12 wheel rakes on cart • Westendorf 3 pt. bale spear • H&S 16’ bale wagon • Chandler 22’ & 26’, litter spreader MISCELLANEOUS • DMI CoulterChamp II, 13 shank • Wil-Rich 36’, field cult. • Nyemeyer, soil conditioner • '08 JD 520 stalk chopper • Loftness 30' stalk chopper, SM • Loftness 20’ stalk chopper • Loftness 8’ snowblower • Mauer 28'-42' header trailers • Degelman 6000HD, rock picker • Degelman RR1500, rock rake • 2011 SB Select Snowblower, 97” & 108”, 3 pt • Lucke, 8’, 3 pt, snowblower • Everest 84” finish mower • Kodiak 60”, 72” & 84” rotary cutters • CIH Tigermate II FC 50’ • Sunflower 4412-07 Disk Ripper • Sunflower 4530-19 Disk Chisel • Sunflower 1444-36 Disk

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Louisiana dairy: long heritage, quality products Kleinpeter Farms Dairy celebrates its centennial this year BY RON JOHNSON Staff writer


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Kleinpeter Farms Dairy makes 55 avors of ice cream. One that’s uniquely Louisianan is sweet potato pie. It’s made with sweet potatoes, milk and cane sugar from the Pelican State.


Carrying on a Louisiana tradition are Jeff Kleinpeter and his sister, Sue Ann Kleinpeter Cox. They’re in charge of Kleinpeter Farms Dairy, founded in 1913. The company owns and milks 600 Guernseys, Jerseys and Holsteins and buys milk from 20 other dairy farms. The milk is packaged and sold in grocery stores, as is the company’s ice cream. Helena Parish community of Pine Grove. Kleinpeter Farms Dairy almost left the family in 1987. Jeff’s four uncles had a deal nearly inked to sell it to the grocery chain A&P. But the deal fell through, and Jeff’s father, Ben, bought it instead. A big change did come in 1982. That’s when the Kleinpeters closed the original dairy farm and quit milking. “The Interstate came through and basically cut our farm in half,” Jeff said. The area grew, and the newcomers “didn’t like smelling the cows anymore, and the manure. It got harder and harder to go to different elds and grow our

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crops, especially with the trafc that was coming along. I remember when we used to walk our cows along the side of the road to move them to different pastures.” The decision to close the farm and focus on dairy processing and distribution was “tremendously painful,” said Jeff. But with decades of dairy farming in their blood, the Kleinpeters decided to start anew. A dozen years ago, they bought 1,000 acres, along with bred Guernsey heifers. Today, that farm is at 1,100 acres and is home to 600 Guernsey, Jersey and Holstein cows. That blend of breeds together pro-

duces the avor of milk the Kleinpeters like. The cows are milked twice a day in a double-12, rapidexit, herringbone parlor. Along with cow transponders for identication, and automatic mastitis detection in the parlor, the farm recently bought a portable ultrasound machine. It lets workers detect pregnancies earlier and nd cows with cystic ovaries. Jeff is pleased with the herd’s average daily milk production – 64 pounds a day, with a 4.1 percent butterfat test. “That’s outstanding for


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the diversied operation near Baton Rouge lay in dairying. “We were into many things at the time,” said Jeff. “We were the rst to have a steampowered cotton gin in Louisiana. We had a sweet potato farming operation, with our own dehydration plant right by the railroad track. We shipped sweet potatoes and cotton bales to New Orleans (about 60 miles south), and grew sugar cane, too.” Early on, the dairy sent cream by rail to New Orleans. Today, the dairy supplies customers within about a 200mile radius of its processing plant. Jeff and his sister, Sue Anne Kleinpeter Cox, the chief nancial ofcer, are the fourth generation of the family to own the business. It’s a split operation, with the dairy farm 40 miles away, near the Saint

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Sweet potato pie ice cream? That’s just one of 55 avors offered by Louisiana’s only ice cream maker: Kleinpeter Farms Dairy. “It’s unbelievable, but here in Louisiana, you’ve got to understand, we have a different culture for cuisine and food and delicacies,” said Jeff Kleinpeter president of Kleinpeter Farms Dairy. “And we have so many locally grown fruits and other things that we incorporate in our ice cream.” Louisiana cane sugar is a vital part of all the dairy’s ice cream. Locally grown products like sweet potatoes and Bergeron’s Pecans nd their way into the dessert, too. Kleinpeter Farms Dairy has been in business in the Pelican State since 1913. That’s when Jeff’s grandfather decided the best opportunity for



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