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Meet Georgia’s new 4-H officers The Roundup, Page 11 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE • GARY W. BLACK, COMMISSIONER • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 • VOL. 96, NO. 16

Watermelon queen puts spotlight on Georgia summer fruit By Dallas Duncan

Carol Anne Mitchell was crowned Georgia Watermelon Queen at the Georgia Watermelon Association convention earlier this year. Photo courtesy Sunny Lee Photography

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Farm Services. . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Arty’s Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Farmland Form. . . . . . . . . . 9 Handicrafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Notice Ad Deadline for the Sept. 4 issue is noon, Aug. 21

These days, Carol Anne Mitchell’s wardrobe staples include a sparkling crown and sash. That’s because the 22-year-old University of Georgia alumna is the state’s 2013 Watermelon Queen. “While the title is ‘Watermelon Queen,’ she’s really a public relations ambassador,” said Charles Hall, executive director for Georgia Watermelon Association. “Just like any other public relations [campaign], we’re trying to bring focus onto the overall industry and the need for moving the product forward.” Mitchell has attended numerous events as the face of GWA, including a July Braves game. Her travels so far took her to cities across Georgia, Newfoundland and Canada. “They treated me like a celebrity while I was [in Newfoundland],” Mitchell said. “We went around to four different stores. They had the most ridiculous watermelon displays. They had a tractor inside the store and watermelon bins around it and then a poster with my face on it … there were little girls asking for my autograph.” Most of the events she attends focus on sharing information about the crop with consumers. She hands out samples, discusses nutritional ben-

efits and demonstrates how to pick the perfect watermelon. The Georgia Watermelon Queen is selected each year at the GWA convention. “The selection process is certainly not like a beauty pageant-type process,” Hall said. “They’re selected based on their ability to communicate and personality on being able to talk about the industry.” The association encourages collegiate women to apply for the weekend-long contest. The grandprize winner gets a $5,000 scholarship. At the end of her one-year commitment, she competes against several other states’ queens for the national title, said Samantha Tankersley, GWA promotions coordinator. Because the demand to have the queen at events is so high, the first and second runners up get to attend promotions as well. This year, those are Jennifer Eadie of Sylvester, Ga., and Carla Penney of Vienna, Ga. Tankersley said consumers know watermelon is a healthy food, but having Mitchell or one of the contest runners-up at events and grocery stores makes them pay a little extra attention to the commodity and to the produce section as a whole. “It’s just kind of a creative marketing proSee QUEEN, page 12

Farmer showcase deemed a success By Dallas Duncan The Atlanta State Farmers Market was the place to be in the metro area on July 27. Hundreds of visitors and several media outlets turned out for the Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase, which many hailed as the best yet of such events. “There was a lot more people, a lot more interaction,” said Lynn Batchelor of Wally Bees Honey. “They do a good job. We’ve been here in the good and the bad, but this was the best.” The Newnan-based company had only a few jars of local honey beeswax candles by the end of the day. Southern Press and Packing, a Blackshear, Ga., company specializing in 100 percent blueberry juice, brought 31 cases of product and sold all but one. See MARKET, page 7

Showcase visitors shop for peas and butterbeans at the Calhoun Produce booth. Photo by Dallas Duncan

GEORGIA GROWN PROFILE: AgSouth Farm Credit Lending financing, support for Georgia growers

Published by the Ga. Department of Agriculture Gary W. Black, Commissioner

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By Morgan Smith In 1916, AgSouth Farm Credit was established to provide financing for farmers, so if there is one thing they know, it’s agriculture. With more than 7,000 members and borrowers across 26 different locations in Georgia and South Carolina, AgSouth reaches out to farmers across the Southeast. Although the headquarters are located in Statesboro, Ga., AgSouth tries to reach as many farmers as it can, serving 29 counties in Georgia. “We are a customer-owned cooperative and as such, we share our profits with our customers in the form of patronage dividends,” said Christy Smith, AgSouth’s regional marketing manager. “AgSouth is a lender who truly understands agriculture and the way of life for farmers.” AgSouth became a Georgia Grown member in 2012. “We joined Georgia Grown because it supports and represents Georgia farmers, who are also our members and customers. It’s a tremendous resource for educating the public on the benefits of locally grown food as well,” Smith said.

AgSouth is a proud supporter of the Georgia farmer, and hopes to continue that support through Georgia Grown. “As members of this great organization, we hope to develop a closer relationship with the Department of Agriculture in our joint efforts to support and promote our local farmers,” Smith said. Another way AgSouth is reaching out to Georgia farmers is through its AGAware programs. “The purpose of this program is to promote and educate the next generation of farmers,” Smith said. These free, educational finance workshops are offered twice a year for young, beginning, small and minority farmers. Covering areas including basic budgeting to the benefits of joining Georgia Grown, AGAware is a huge asset to local farmers. “Georgia has some of the best farmers and top of the line agriculture in the nation. It is imperative that we as consumers continue to support them. The general public needs to be aware of this huge industry and the benefits of higher quality, locally grown food. Georgia Grown allows us to do just that,” Smith said.


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FARM SERVICES If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. The Market Bulletin publishes advertisements for Farm Services in the first issue of each month. Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting an ad for farm services. All farm services must be performed on the farm of the individual desiring the service. Farm Services and Farm Services Wanted ads are limited to 30 words. 35 years experience laser-grading horse arenas and toppings; custom tree clearing, topsoiil, dirt, bulk mulch, gravel, barn pads graded, horse paddocks, residential grading, track-hoe, trucking, driveways built, demolition; insured. Bill Butler Braselton 770-231-4662 706-6543777 Agricultural structures, equine barns with living quarters, arenas, run-ins; all types fencing, grading, demolition, remodel; licensed, insured, professional. Larry Evans Royston 706-207-1909 All types of grading, hauling, clearing and tractor work; custom baling, cut, rake and bale or just bale; 4x5 feet, net wrapped. Paul Lavengood Madison 770318-3859 Any farm fence built with wood or wire, corrals, farm buildings and all other related work; statewide service. Robert Hayes Hartwell 706-376-6708

Beaver, coyote removal; 29 years experience in wildlife control; reasonable rates; humane methods; licensed by Georgia Department of Natural Resources; also raccoon, fox, muskrat, otter, opossum, etc. Dan Dominick Henry County 678448-2524 Bush Hog, gardens, food plots; other tractor work, hauling, lawn care, yard care, etc.; Coweta and surrounding counties; call for free estimate. Tony Shaw Newnan 404-606-1206 Bush Hogging, light grading, plowing and food plots; willing to swap for hunting, fishing rights; Harris County. Charles Jenkins Hamilton 706-645-1121 Bush hogging, tilling, loader work, food plots; experienced operator, wellmaintained equipment; reasonable rates; Bartow, Cherokee, Paulding, Cobb, Pickens. Rob Lee Cartersville 706-5090239 Bush Hogging; drives scraped; gardens and food plots tilled; call for prices. Larry Boatright Dallas 678-386-1466 Clearing, grading, roads, lakes and ponds; rock and dirt delivered; all types of Bobcat work; references available. Matt Eskew Newnan 678-725-1680 Custom baling: 4x5 net/twine; cut, rake and bale or just bale; serving Morgan and surrounding counties. Paul Lavengood Madison 770-841-3673 Farm fences of all types, field fences, barbed wire, wood fence, horse fences, corrals, chain link, dog pens, Bobcat work. Tashe Grantham Villa Rica 770313-0088

Grading, clearing for arenas, ponds, feedplots; land clearing; barns and fencing built. Chris Riner Williamson 770550-3675 Grinding, mulching, clearing land; up to six- to eight-inch trees; light Bobcat grading. Steve King Conyers 770-616-6870 Lakes, ponds built, restored and repaired; new pipe systems without draining; swamps drained; creeks re-routed; land cleared; home sites; timber cleanup; horse farm work; licensed, insured, references. Bobby Karr Fairburn 678973-7645 770-964-5065 Mud and water no problem, beaver dam removal, creek channel cleaning, drainage ditching, silt removal, lake rimming. Jim Moon Oakfield 229-535-6562 229881-0048 No-till grain drilling; fertilizer spreading; Bush Hogging; spraying for weeds, food plots, all types seeding; all kinds of tractor work. Richard Mocko Crawford/ Lexington jrmocko@windstream.net 706-743-7324 One call for all farm fencing: wood, woven, electric, barbed wire; staining and painting; barn, shed and horse stall construction and repair; pasture mowing, weed control spraying, fertilizing, liming, aerating, overseeding. Casey Kent Monroe 678-446-8520 Pine straw and mulch installation starting at $4 a bale; call Keisha to set up an appointment today. Keisha Hill Atlanta keishahill86@yahoo.com 540-497-1653 Sawmill service, portable; we come to you; prices starting at 25 cents per board foot; pine, poplar, oak, cedar barn wood, etc. Todd Chaney Cartersville 404-8617402 Sawmill; your site within 75 miles; green or dry logs; will re-saw mill beams. Terry Williamson West Point 706-302-8886 Stump removal and related clean-up services available; south metro and middle Georgia areas. Dale Oliver The Rock 678-777-0011 Stumps ground neatly below ground level; reasonably priced; free estimate. Glen Whitley Bethlehem 770-867-2718 Thirty-five years experience Bush Hogging; post holes, fence removal, gardens, grading, clearing, chainsaw work, etc; $50 per hour, three-hour minimum; hauling $200 per load. Rick Allison Buford 678-200-2040 Tractor services, Bush Hogging, loader work; grading, dirt and gravel hauled, area clean-up, fence repair, drainage issues. Wayne Humbard Loganville 678825-4597 Tractor work on your farm; specialize in alternators and starters; six- and 12-volt generators; repaired in Rockdale, Newton, Walton and Morgan counties. Randy Thomas Conyers 678-758-5881 Tractor work services by the hour or by the job; landscaping, drainage, erosion; tree services; storm clean-up; Bush Hogging; fertilizing. Bert Brand Lawrenceville 770-608-1613 Twenty-two acres good quality cattle hay, free; you cut, bale, keep. Phyllis Register 184 Clark Street Du Pont 31630 registermartin@yahoo.com 912-288-3201 912-288-2700 Want someone to cut and roll top quality hay; late August, early September, hay will be bermuda and fescue mix. David Ray Rydal 770-595-2361 We provide construction and fencing services, quality horse, cattle fencing, new construction pole barns, storage buildings, porches, decks, remodeling, small area grading, references available, free estimates. Chris Ensley Chatsworth cmc_farms@yahoo.com 706-980-8611 Will saw your logs into lumber at your location with portable sawmill; reasonable rates. Billy Bridges Winterville 706338-7407 Young farmer with two kids offers farm help; fencing, basic carpentry, machine repair, landscaping, available ASAP. D.J. Syfett Ila 706-206-2172

Farm Services Wanted M&D Browning, LLC needs fill dirt and topsoil; looking in a 75-mile radius of Macon, Ga. Mark Browning Yatesville mdbrowning@windstream.net 478-9525610 706-472-3000 Need skilled tractor man to smooth, seed pasture (some on hill), scrape driveway, trails; if you provide fertilizer, will reimburse. Kathy Skipper Conyers 404702-3442 Need someone to install fence. E. Sims Carnesville 706-384-5279 Need someone to perform on-site scheduled maintenance for Kubota L3710 tractor. Buddy Starnes Woodstock 770-592-0711

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Need two large holes (three feet) dug for 1950 8N Ford Tractor w/bushhog, 1yr tree planting; Bush Hog or auger. Mad- old, like new, $2200 OBO. Mark Browneleine White Social Circle madgatr@ ing Yatesville 478-956-5994 gmail.com 678-697-3513 1950 John Deere A, popping johnny, runs, good condition, good tires, $2,800. Melvin Setser Acworth 770-318-1977 770-974-0620 If you have questions regarding ads in 1958 FORD 801 diesel with BushHog, this category, call 404-651-9081. very good condition, $4,500 OBO. M DeOnly farm work or farm help wanted lores Clermont 770-403-9998 770-403advertisements allowed. No commer- 9998 cial, industrial or domestic employ- 1963 Ford 2000, runs well, gas engine, ment permitted. new brakes, top link, belly bar, clevis, A farmhand, groundskeeper looking for $3500. Byron Botdorf Camilla 229-336work; good with livestock, experienced 5444 with farm equipment; hardworking. Terry 1973 Ford 2000 P.S.; 1979 Ford 1900 McDonough Riverdale 770-478-0900 diesel; 1958 Ford 800. Billy Greene Additional morning help wanted for Loganville 770-466-8125 boarding, lesson barn; adults only, expe- 1982 Ford 2310 tractor w/BushHog rience preferred; multiple openings. High loader, 1516hrs, 34hp diesel, great condiFlight Farm Locust Grove 770-957-1603 tion, garage kept, $8,500. Norman Morris Farm equipment operator, maintenance, Douglasville 770-826-8674 repairs, all farm jobs; full time, benefits. 1984 GMC 7000 14’ all alum, flat bed; Olin Wooten Hazelhurst ow@owacc.com 5.8 Detroit diesel; 5+2speed ;gvwr23160. 912-375-6016 828-898-7296 Tracy Allgood Danielsville 678-575-4003 Looking for a caretaking job in north- 1985 Chevrolet C70 with stainless steel west Georgia, Tennessee or Alabama; fontaine fertilizer spreader body. James have experience; will relocate, need Kinnett McRae 478-285-3486 housing. Buddy Baswell Calhoun 404- 1985 F-350, no drivetrain, no bed, rear387-9933 end and cab are good, all wheels, make Looking for chicken farm to run with offer. Jimmy Goodman Vienna 229-268family; housing and salary; 16-plus years 6544 experience with references. David Hamil- 1986 John Deere 950 farm tractor with ton Clarkesville 706-949-1289 canopy; 32 horsepower with auxiliary hyNeed two adults for vegetable picking/ draulics; only two owners, excellent confield maintenance; 3-4 hours daily, pay by dition; 1,600 hours, $5,500 OBO. Wesley crate and by hour. Roland Nash Madison Johnson Rutledge 678-614-2043 678roland.majornash@live.com 404-304- 373-7016 4184 1999 Bobcat 753 with trailer; fewer than Pet or barn-sit at your home; former 4,000 hours; relatively new appliances, vet assistant; medicate cats and dogs; well-maintained; $12,000. Roy Pruitt can barn-sit your horses. Valerie Turner Douglasville 770-949-5453 770-595Newborn 678-481-8378 7891 1999 Kioti DK 45; 4x4, 663 hours; $12,500. Willard Ausburn Homer 706654-7959 If you have questions regarding this cat- 2 5-gal. White Mtn. churns, 1 3-gal. egory, call 404-651-9081. White Mtn. churn, 1 1960 JD garden Only farm machinery and equipment tractor, 3 trlrs., my cost $13,000, yours owned by the advertiser and used in $10,000. Dixie Arnett Tifton 229-392his/her own farming operation can be 3921 advertised; those persons advertising 2 Horse Miley New Tires & Wiring Elect for machinery and equipment wanted Brakes. Floor in great cond BP,needs must be seeking those items for their paint.1500.00 obo 678-551-0244 Mindy own farming operation. Morris Buford 678-551-0244 (2) 18.4-26 tires and one tube, 60-70% 2004 Gooseneck trailer, seven-ton, tread, Goodyear, $300 cash. Rylee po 30-feet; pop-up dovetail, dexter axles, box 149 Maysville 30558 678-936-9447 $4,600; Grasshopper 1822D, $2,600. 678-936-9447 Travis Gilbert Woodbury 334-750-0032 (2) 24X5X32 tires on John Deere com- 2005 Claas 260 Variant baler, $9,000; bine rims, (6) 825 tires on bud wheels, 5’ 2011 Krone 283S cutter, $9,000; baler rotary mower, (2) John Deere 71 planters is in good condition; cutter is like new. Donald Wooten Denton 912-539-3517 Jesse Davis Carnesville 706-980-1946 10’ pull-type rotary mower, International 2006 Vermeer 5400 baler, elecric; twine brand, good condition, $3000. Edith Mc- ramp saver, wheels only, 516 bales; shelMichael Monticello 706-468-2442 tered, $11,000. Avera Williams Avera 100 kilowatt automatic Olympian gen- 706-872-5406 706-547-6836 erator; six-cylinder Caterpillar engine, 2007 Hooper gooseneck trailer, 12 ton transfer switch, disconnect switch; leave capacity, 8X40ft, $6,000 OBO. Douglas message. Robert Reepe Demorest 706- Webb Juliette 478-973-0056 754-6747 2011 JD Z960A commercial mower, 60” 1010 John Deere complete tractor, gas; deck, new blades, only139hrs, ROPS 1010 diesel for parts. William Blackstone w/sunscreem, good condition, $9000. Mitchell 30820 706-598-0938 706-564- Jackie Wright Douglasville 901-4638993 0016 107 Haybuster drill, like new, sowed 145 2012 JD 458 standard baler w/monitor acres. Edwin Thompson Milledgeville baled 1923, rolls same as new, $14500. 478-456-5781 Wayne Swanson Ringgold 706-93512’ Case Farmall 55A 50hrs, Tw72 4691 rhino, 6’ brown harrow, 6’ pulverizer, 24’ 3-point hitch attachment for Farmall H, gooseneck, $19,900. Brad Stephens also fits other models, $475. John Gray Hogansville 706-594-3136 Mauk 706-593-7799 12ft BHC shredder w/new blades and 3010 John Deere tractor, 70 horsepowbearings. Leo Perfect Unadilla 478-627- er, $4,000; 570 Case tractor, 40 horse3820 power, $3,500; frail mower. Thayer Mont13ft Bushhog mower, pull type, $2000. gomery Thomson 706-825-9267 Ivey Jeanes Gordon 478-628-2620 320 New Holland baler, 310 baler, 273 14” botton plow C for C Farmall tractor, baler; all three square balers. Cole Jerni$200; 14” left handed bottom blow, $100; gan Buena Vista 706-570-2171 Sheffield sweep, $100. Richard Griffin 3pt hitch, 2 bottom plow, $475; Ochlocknee 229-377-7217 Coolair 36in fans, $50/each. Chan Cabe 14-feet Athens harrow, good condition; Carnesville 706-384-7119 $1,500 OBO. Amy Monkus 16 monkus 454 International diesel, p/s, $3800; lane Preston 31824 229-321-1874 229- Farmall Super A, 3 pt hitch cutter, $2200, 310-9760 both look and work good. S.W. Harrison 15ft batwing rotary mower, good condi- Hazlehurst 912-375-4320 tion, $2000. Gary White Calhoun 30701 4x7 feet homemade utility trailer, new 706-629-6527 condition; $400. Earl Nix Gillsville 70618 horsepower Ferris riding lawn 677-3547 mower; 52-inch deck, good condition; 506 John Deere bush hog, very good $2,900, negotiable. Lawrence Snyder condition, currently sheltered in barn, $650. Tom Watson Newborn 770-490Woodstock 678-557-4879 180 Massey Ferguson tractor, will need 6480 some assembling, $2450. Robert Warren 580 Case Backhoe, $8500 obo; 404 IH Thomasville 229-224-1700 229-224- Industrial tractor with loader, $1500. Donnie Luke Fitzgerald 229-425-1330 1700 1941 Model C Allis Chalmers; runs, 600 ford, bushhog, harrow, pulverizer, needs work, good rubber; no calls after 8 box blade, AP plow, 6 in phd, $6150. Tyler p.m. David Wooten Greenville 706-977- Phillips Athens 706-614-0387 6698 6060 Allis Chalmers; open station, over1944 John Deere H 48347; electric hauled and clutch, 700 hrs. ago, $8000; starter, $3500. Brenda Crowe Wildwood Athen chisel plow, $1,200. Wes Smith Thomaston 706-648-4210 706-820-1761 423-240-3137

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 616 Cycle Mower $2,850. Doug Franklin Clarkesville 706-768-0059 65 NH Bailer $1600; 672 NH Conditioner $1600; Vicon Rake $600; 671 Detroit Power Unit $3400. Bill Myers Blue Ridge 706-964-5483 6620 New Holland, air cab, forestry package, 300hrs, 2012, $53000. Melvin Walter Nicholls 912-285-1305 671 Detroit sawmill Power Unit, runs very good. $3400. Bill Myers Blue Ridge 706-964-5483 6Ft John Deere Bush Hog MX6, good condition, $1750. Robert Payne Franklin 706-675-1751 706-675-1751 71 Chevrolet C30, restored, 12’ flat bed, 350 motor, 4 speed transmission $5000. Mike Preston Blakely 229-220-9992 8 wheel Sitrex hay rake, Durabilt caddy, $1500. Wade Simpson McDonough 404-732-7255 80 gallon sprayer, new pump, excellent condition, $750. Allen Conner Clermont 770-983-7645 800 ford, bushhog, harrow, lay off plow, box blade, bottom plow, $6400. Ken Phillips Bogart 706-714-7282 85 IMT-539 (like MF135) w/5’ cutter, new clutch/dsl fuel injector pump seals, $4600, pics/delivery available. Thomas Richardson Ellijay 706-635-2729 8N Ford $2,000 & 9N $1,800, both good dependable tractors; Dearborn plow, $300. Don Morris Eastman 478-3741804 8N Ford tractor, 12 volt, runs good, $1275, will deliver; GN dump trailer, box scrape, excellent condition. Zack Coles Winder 770-307-0882 8N Ford, $2,000; good and dependable tractor & BF Avery, $1,000; needs float and tank cleaned. Clifford Morris Hampton 770-530-8799 9N Ford, new paint, rebuilt radiator, gas tank, distributor and carb, 12V, runs great, $1900 OBO. Frank Rodriguez Buckhead 404-456-4482 Allis Chalmers CA Wide Front, 3pt hitch, tires ok, must sell, $1100 OBO. Eddie Robinson 310 Woodspring Ct Canton 30115 770-345-6576 Allis Chalmers G Disc plow culti, $2250; 555D backhoe, runs good, FWD. Jennings Ivester Young Harris 706-4358293 Antique corn grinder, belt driven and hand crank needs restoration or display as is $120. Jeffrey Meeks Augusta 706513-6628 ATV disk, fastens to four wheeler, 12 volt, lift by cycle country, $400. Frank Withey Acworth 770-605-7658 Baltic 3pt. hitch seed/fertilizer spreader, good condition, $150. Tim Burdett Jackson 30233 404-226-0582 Bobcat 763 w/bucket, tracks, and 16’ heavy duty equipment trailer, $8500. James Edmonds 1021 Brick House Rd. Greensboro 30642 706-347-1616 706486-4613 Box Blade, $250; call for pic., good condition, seldom used. Melanie Ballard Kingston 678-438-4948 Briggs & Stratton 2-cylinder engine; Intek model 445777. 724 cc., 247 hrs. frozen up; best offer. Cyndy Carroll Monroe 770-266-1088 Bush guard for 2007-2010 Ford 250 or 350 truck, excellent condition. Brenda Culver 223 S Steel Bridge Rd Eatonton 31024 brendakitchens22@att.net 706485-8034 Bush Hog, 5ft JD w/two new blades, has brand new composite trailing wheel, good condition, $425. William Crowder Athens 706-254-8557 Bushhog spear for QT2446 loader, quick hitch, factory built, pallet forks universal quick hitch loader 42” adjustable. Pete Harris Elberton 706-283-6615 Calf table, $200; 5ft King Kutter bushhog $350; boom pole $75. Eric Brock Wrightsville 478-552-1722 478-2323894 Cat 941B track loader, 1979 cutom made cab/air, great shape, used on farm, $13,500, LaGrange area. Gaines Harman Greenville 678-773-2564 Cole planters, 6 row/twin row pattern on 36”, Gandy boxes, plates, etc; used last year. Terrell Jones Lumpkin 229-3219739 Columbus 18 and Golden 27 cane mills, totally rebuilt, See Albany Craigslist or call. Thomas Hancock Moultrie 229-9415579 Cornel 8 in pumping unit with John Deere; 6 cyl. diesel on 75 gal. fuel tank. Gene Berna Griffin 678-358-5466 Covington planters; (2)TP-46 for sale, 2 years old, used one season; no frame, planters only, extra plates. Gerald Driggers Ochlocknee 386-209-0209

FARMERS AND CONSUMERS MARKET BULLETIN Craftsman riding lawn tractor; 46” cut, Kohler Pro-20, V-twin, $595; gardening attachments available. M. Formby Cedartown 404-272-0381 Cub International mid sixties, yellow and white, sheltered, good metal, new carbeurator and radiator, $3000. Walt Lipscomb Kingston 770-382-1933 404345-9154 D-6C dozer, 1978, 80% v/c, 3306 engine, 12ft blade; 1980 LN9000 Ford, 35 ton drop deck. Johnny Ross Nashville 229-686-4590 Dake, number 3, ratchet lever, arbor press. Calvin Smith Chatsworth 706517-5110 Fairbanks Morse flywheel engine, $900 OBO. Don Walls Roopville 770-851-5249 Farmall 400 and a Farmall 300 with a two row corn picker for sale. James Jordan Carrollton 770-834-2898 Farmall AAA tractor w/bushog, $750; 1 Rollerfase 2.5hp, $250. M Mammoth Fairburn 770-969-0151 Farmall Super A, repainted professionally, runs great, no plows, attachments field or show ready $2000. Ken Henderson Buchanan 770-328-8401 Farmall Super M, new 8 ply tires on rear, hydraulics, good tractor, 1953. Durwood Anthony Buena Vista 229-649-6290 229-314-0782 Finish mower, King Kutter, 5ft, never used, $950. H.M Greene Tallapoosa 770833-1035 For sale: 455G loader, 4 - in -1 bucket with 3700 original hrs., excellent,. $26,500; call after 6pm. Tommy Withrow Demorest 706-754-6702 For sale: New Holland 616 disc mower; $3,850. Doug Franklin Clarkesville 706768-0059 Ford 1200 diesel tractor w/4’ bushhog, 15hp, 500 hrs, good working condition, $2900. Robert Sjulson Cleveland 706219-3000 Ford 1220 project tractor, needs paint and small repairs, 989hrs, 60” mower, turf tires, $3,000. James West Commerce 770-993-2100 Ford 2000, power steering, hydraulic hook ups, diesel, only 1300 hours, new paint, $5500, OBO. Gary Thompson LaGrange 706-402-7060 Ford 2000; power steering, 4 speed, gas, V.G.C., good tires; all original, $3, 300. J.A. Floyd Blairsville 706-994-6451 Ford 3000 diesel tractor w/power steering, w/hydraulics, good tires, good lift, $5000. Clifford Wise Brooklet 912-6821823 Ford 3000 tractor, 1969, gas 2050 hours, remote hydraulics, minor repairs; $4,000. Dane Law Cartersville 770-6559210 770-655-9210 Ford 552; large roll hay baler, good condition, $2,400. Frank Stowe Jefferson 706-367-1550 Ford three bottom mounted turnplows, trip-type, $250; (2) Joe harrows, middle buster, mule types w/good handles, $200/each. Margaret Williams Pearson 912-422-3690 Galfre hay tedder; 3pt hitch, new oil seals, $500. Mickey Hilliard Baldwin 706949-0197 Gehl 3210, (MF 224) sq. baler with 10bale Hoelscher 1100 accumalator, $9, 000 OBO. Terry Fountain Cairo 229-3787515 Gehl 3250 square baler gc, barn kept $3500. Dee Martin Fort Valley 478-3385109 Generator, Cummins powered, 80KW, sheltered, used less than 20hrs, $13000. Danny Church Clarkesville 706-9682851 Great Plains no-till drill, 10 feet; excellent condition, new coulters, disk openers, mulch drag with small seeder; $9,000. Wade Simpson McDonough 404-732-7255 Hardee 500 gallon pull sprayer, 28ft, foam marker, hand wand, $3250. Jerry Glover Rock Spring 706-764-2216 706764-7245 Hay unroller, 4-feet and 5-feet with hydraulic cycle; three-point hitch, excellent condition, $175. Donald Chandler Hull 706-548-7500 Heavy duty galvanized gates, 2-14’, 1012’, 1-10’ 5-8’, 5-4’; Richie waterer, 4-4 hole, 3-2 hole, 22KW Perkins generator, $5,500. Robert Lanier White Plains 404310-0412 Heavy duty trailer, double axle, $2000; square bale hay loader, $800; 180 Massey Ferguson $5000. D.R. Brady Hephzibah 706-231-8563 Herdee bushhog, 5ft, good condition, model 160, 3pt lift, $500. W.H. Sell Hoschton 706-954-2921

Honda 400 Automatic 4X4, used on farm, 697 miles, adult driven $3500. Charles Ansley 1319 J. Warren Rd. Cornelia 30531 706-778-4165 IHC 175C track loader, powershift, 4-inbucket, power reverser, used clearing land, $11,500. Frank Bates Yatesville 706-975-1228 706-472-3437 JD 4010, 300hrs on rebuilt engine, nice old tractor, $6,500. Richard Breeden Rising Fawn 30738 423-309-0527 JD model, 62D mower, fits JD 2320 etc, also canopy for same. I. Kosior Locust Grove 770-957-6114 John Deere 2030 tractor, 2WD, 60HP diesel, good condition, $5950; Haymaster 8 bale accumulator and grapple, $5500. J Ethridge Lavonia 706-478-3838 John Deere 2040 diesel tractor with front end loader, original owners, 2042 hours; in great condition, $8000. Billy Thompson Cumming 30040 678-777-4058 John Deere 2155 w/new finishing mower, 50-55hp, excellent condition, canopy, 2100hrs, $9500 OBO. Jay Lowery Mansfield 770-385-7565 John Deere 455-G track loader, very good undercarriage, very nice machine, $25,500. Carl Puckett Buford 770-9450174 John Deere 4640, cab, a/c, duals, gc, $19,995. Doug Huff Dearing 706-8331163 John Deere 467 baler, excellent condition, serviced by John Deere dealer, $16,500. Kathy Yoder Americus 229591-7788 John Deere 566 round baler w/net wrap and gathering wheels, excellent condition, one owner. N Ethridge Lavonia 706356-8354 John Deere 6400; 4x4 Open Station 640, self leveling loader, $11,000. Jason Johns Rockmart 770-851-0691 John Deere 894 Corn Header, $21,500. Jimmy Moncrief Fort Valley 478-9555775 John Deere 9950 cotton picker w/ mudhog, good condition, $8000; Big 12 module builder, good condition, $5000, both for $12K. John Griffin Tifton 229445-0495 John Deere LA tractor, restored, new tires, $4500 or trade for John Deere Gator of equal value. Richard Bailey Unadilla 229-322-8581 John Deere log splitter, hydraulic, running off tractor, flat on ground, 3pt hitch, $350. Claude Kilgore Loganville 678639-4385 John Deere Model B, 1944, hand crank, starts easy, runs good, looks good, $2000. K. Whitehead Conyers 770-9223797 John Deere model M tractor w/full set of cultivators. Jerry Cox Fayetteville 770461-7938 John Deere odel 25, fail mower, like new, $4000. David Dye Rockmart 30153 770-684-3416 John Deere, 455D track loader w/forks; turbo diesel, all new under carriage, exc. condition, 5100 hrs., $14, 800. W. H. Cochran Cherry Log 706-632-5744 Kamotsu, nearly new pins/bushens; D7-G, undercarriage good, pins/bushens have 200-3000hrs left. Jerry Heard Newton 229-734-5629 KMC 144” tillivator, $1000; John Deere side delivery hay, $500. Hugh Hamilton Augusta 706-825-1526 Kubota B1550, 4WD, good tires and paint, plus one row cultivator, $3000. C.J. Walls Dalton 706-695-2215 Kubota four foot tiller, PTO driven, new tines, hardly used, fits most domestics, top-link extension included, $600. Warren Vinyard Lithia Springs 770-861-9673 Kubota M7040 w/LA1153 loader bucket, remotes canopy, 4X4, 75hrs, $27,500. H.Carter Smith Taylorsville 770-5467064 770-546-7064 Kubota mowing machine, 72’ cut, 3 cyl diesel, 4WD, hydra-static transmission, canopy top, excellent condition, $5800 OBO. Jim Major Flowery Branch 404538-1516 770-494-8144 Kuhn GMD55 disc mower, rebuilt cutter, bar new curtain, new paint, field ready, $4200 OBO. Adam Miller Ellijay 706455-6222 Landpride FR1672 6’finish mower, rear discharge, 3 point hitch, $700. Jim Gathercole Gainesville stromstrider@gmail. com 678-283-3029 Lay-off plow for Farmall Cub Tractor, includes hat section, break way standard, unused furrower and other parts. Thomas Tucker Lithia Springs 770-941-2354 M Farmall, runs perfectly, good tires; Taylor Way pull-type harrow,5ft cut, disc in excellent shape. Darrel Harwood Eatonton 706-252-0602

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Massey Ferguson 21’ harrow, good working condition, $3500. Neil Patrick Sylvania 912-687-5045 Massey Ferguson 35 diesel w/disc harrow $2000. Don Clark Suches 678-2377972 Massey Ferguson front end loader & backhoe, 3cyl Perkins motor, does not run. Pete Cobb 8405Teal Rd. Fairburn 30213 770-964-5644 MD 316” bottom plow, spring trip feet, new cutting colters, new points $550. Wayne Tapley 1943 New Rd Sandersville 31082 478-232-4083 MF 925, hay conditioner, needs hydraulic hose, $500. Bobby Phillips Dewy Rose 706-961-4396 MF175 $5000; gravity grain trailer $850; manure spreader $500. Wayne Laircey Statesboro 30458 912-536-6888 Mid-size shaving diesel power. Jasper Cummings Newborn 404-925-0869 Mitsubishi D-2600 tractor, 4 cylinder, pole lift/seed and fertilizer spreader $2750. Lester Hadden 2906 macon hwy Warrenton 30828 706-833-7947 New Holland 273 baler, second owner, barn kept, baled this season, $3000. Alex Miller Blue Ridge 706-455-6622 New Holland 355 grinder mixer, good condition. Everett Panter Blue Ridge 706-455-7227 New Holland 477 haybine, good condition, used this spring, $1500. Chet Barrett Mt. Airy 706-499-8008 New Holland 477 Haybine, good condition, used this spring, $2,500. Chet Barrett Mt. Airy 706-499-8008 New Holland 630 round baler, 4X4, $3950, 8 wheel v-rake on caddy; New Holland side deliver rake. Jeff Knowles Eatonton 706-485-6748 New, heavy duty hydraulic valve, many uses. John Knowles Bonaire 478-9236768 NH 311 hayliner square baler, good condition, baled 2000 bales last season, baler in shed. Alvah Adams Byron 478714-0248 478-956-5843 NH 57 bar hay rake, 3 point hitch, PTO driven, $1350. Chad Thomas Taylorsville 770-547-2594 NH 68 square baler, NH 451 mower, 3 PT. hitch wheel rake, $2,500 or will separate. Brian Hart LaFayette 706-397-8006 No-till seeder, 3pt hitch, box blade and scrape blade 5’, B Allis Chamler w/cult. Clyde Parker Chatsworth 706-847-8517 Oliver sickle mower, $500. Murphy Powder Springs 770-428-4900 Plastic pickle barrels, clean, $20 ea.; old hit& miss & governor style engines. Harold Arnett Tifton 229-392-7233 Power King tractor 2418 w/harrows, drawbar, spring harrow, $1700 cash. James McCain Macon 478-746-7406

Powermatic 18” Planer 5HP, 3PH, $1200; also rotary phase converter, 15HP, $700. Jimmy McKinley Thomaston 706975-7244 Rhino brand scrape blade, 6’ wide, adjustable tilt and angle, good condition. Rodger Davis Ball Ground 678-591-3135 Rhino TW84 mower,7 ft, drive line/ blades in good condition, deck has places rusted through, $500. Vance Gafnea Whitesburg 678-446-1829 Rogers lo-boy trailer, 37’ deck, hydraulic ramps, 5’ long, good condition, $6,500. Larry McCranie Eastman 229-332-0038 Round baler, Vicon RP-1211, 4X5,w/ expensive belt lacing tool, sheltered, field ready, $3400. James Gaston Americus 229-924-7460 Round hay bale unroller, 3pt hith, hydraulic cylinder. Wendall Holland Conyers 404-444-3090 Semi grain trailer, tandem axle, auger unload, 750 bus, works well w/single axle tractor, $5000, no Sunday calls. Timothy Peifer Metter 912-685-6853 Sidewinder bush hog; cuts, brush and small trees, great., $450. Jon Jarvis Bowman 706-988-9385 Stump grinder for skid steer, Bradco model SG26, very little use, $5500; Farmall 140 w/cultivator, $4250. B Farr Lavonia 706-498-3838 Takeuchi track loader, 250TL, numerous attachments,low hours, stored inside. Roberta Verdone Lexington 706-7433994 Three chicken feed bins, grain silos; buy one or all, different sizes. Joe Howell Meansville 30256 678-545-5335 Tractor tires, 2 each, 12X28 on rims. D.D. Braunsroth McDonough 678-6105636 Tractor tires; two brand new 14.9-24 tractor tires, $550 for the pair. Richard Ingram Griffin 770-337-0970 Troy Bilt rear tine tiller, $100. Wilford Fincher Flovilla 770-775-7100 Troybilt tiller, 7hp, Horse model W/ owners manual, $600. Jody Slocumb Hartsfield 229-891-0173 229-9415985 Two 13.6x28 tractor tires on wheels; two 6x16 front tires; $300. Kenneth Carlyle Cleveland 706-865-3686 Two Cole Planet Jr. planters; VCC, $600. Larry Heard Chula 229-402-0375 Two Gandy drop spreaders: 6’ wide $900; 8’ wide $950, good condition. Ronald Culberson Calhoun 30701 706-6291552 Two Gravely farm tractors, plows, 3’ and 4’ mowers, 3ft. tiller, surreys, $850 firm. George Bivins 406 Attapulgus Whigham Rd. Whigham 39897 Two- and four-row cultivator frames for sale. George Griffis Odum 912-5792457

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Livestock Sales and Events Clip and Save Calendar Every 1st & 3rd Tues. Poultry, Goat & Feeder-Breeder Pig Sale, poultry, 6 pm, hogs & goats, 7 pm, RockRidge Livestock Auction, just off S.R. 128, s. of Reynolds. Info: 478847-3664 or 706-647-3559. Every 2nd & 4th Thurs. Chickens & other fowl, goats & sheep; check in at 1 pm; sale at 6:30 pm. Horse Creek Auction, btwn. Dublin & McRae off 441 Hwy. Info.: 478-595-5418. Every Thursday Auction 41 Goat Sale, miscellaneous equip., 6 pm, goat sale, 7 pm, poultry/small animals following goat sale, 4275 Ga. Hwy. 41 n., Buena Vista. Info: Jim Rush, 706-326-3549 or 229-649-9940 or auction41@windstream.net. Every Thursday Chickens, Rabbits & Related Misc. Small Animal Sale, NE Georgia Sale, 6 pm, GAL #3478, Eastanollee Livestock Market, Hwy. 17 between Toccoa & Lavonia. Info: 706-779-5944 or 706-599-7606. Every Fri. night Goat, Poultry & Small Animal Sale, 7 pm, Buggy Town Auction, 1315 Hwy. 341 s., Barnesville. GAL #3177 Info: 770-3580872/1786. 1st & 3rd Fri. night Horse Sale, 7:30 pm, Circle Double S, 102 Lumber City Hwy., Hazlehurst. Info: Steve Underwood, 912-594-6200 (night) or 912-375-5543 (day). Every Sat. 10 am, farm-related mdse. Auction; 1 pm, goats, fowl & small animal auction; GAL#AU003224; Red Barn Livestock Auction, Sylvester. Info.: 229-776-9009. Every Sat. Small Animals, Chickens, Rabbits, Sheep, Goats & Horse Sale, 4 pm, Coker Sale Barn, Duncan Bridge Rd., White Co., at old Chattahoochee Livestock Barn. Info: Wayne Coker, 706-540-8418. Every Sat. night Goat, Poultry & Small Animal Auction, 7 pm, BradleyWayside Auction, 1035 Monticello Hwy., Gray. GAL 306. Info: Nancy Wilson, 478-986-4413. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Small Animal Sale, goats, sheep & poultry, 1 pm, misc. merchandise, 6 pm, Deer Run Auction, Hwy. 76, Adel-Nashville Hwy., Adel. GAL 001800 Info: 229-5602898 or 229-896-4553. Every 1st & 3rd Sat. Livestock Sale, sale starts at 10 am, tack/horses, cows at 12 noon, goats at 1 pm, poultry sale to follow, Metter Livestock Market, Lyons, Ga. Info: Lewie Fortner, 478-553-6066. GAL 3415.

Two-row cultivator, $300; one-row planter on cultivator, $250; new sidedresser, $200. Richard Bobo Macon 478-781-5676 Vermeer SW3500 silage wrapper, 45 rolls plastic wrap $12,000. Terry Harris Boston 229-344-3701 229-344-3701 Vicon CM240 disc mower, rebuilt cutter bar, 8’ cut, new curtain, new sump, excellent condition, $4200. Miller Cherrylog 706-659-4895 Weed badger, used to weed around blueberry bushes, $2500 firm. L.G. Mitcham Ludow 912-270-4683 Welding generator, MIller, big 20, liquid cooled, 300 amp, portable, large propane tank and gauges. Patrick Darian Bowdon 770-836-3992 Wood chipper, Liberty 5”, excellent condition, 15hrs, $1200, extra set of blades included. Luther Kurrass Pine Mountain 706-443-6332 Woodmizer sawmill, 20in planer, blade sharpner, setter, $12K. Chuch Barry Reynolds 478-957-5125 Woods grooming mower, Model RM306, works, but needs work, best used for parts Charles Canning 3075 Old Lost Mountain Rd. Powder Springs 30127 770-943-3485

Farm Machinery Wanted 501 Ford sickle mower, in good operating condition. Michael Howard Rydal 770-547-8821 8” or 10”, 65ft to 75ft corn auger, electric or PTO. Donald Wooten Denton 912593-3517 Combine wanted, pull behind, PTO driven, needs to be operational. Greg Manley Eatonton 478-288-3346 Cotton wagon with double axles front and back, long (40 feet), good condition. John Washington Watkinsville 706-2546736 Disk plow, also 4’-5’ rototiller. Herbert Metz Cumming 678-947-6987 Eight- or 10-feet box blade on wheels with hydraulic cylinder; good condition. James Newsome Statesboro 912-6873413 912-587-5918

Every 1st & 3rd Sat. S & D Goat Sales, Baxley Fairgrounds, begin 12:30 pm; goats, pigs, poultry. Info.: Steve Smith, 912-367-9268, 912266-7170. Every 2nd Sat. Winstead Horse Sales, 5 pm, Eastanollee Livestock Auction, Eastanollee. Info: Shannon Winstead, 864-710-4030 or 864944-6200. Every 2nd & 4th Sat. R&R Goat & Livestock Auction, merchandise, 10 am, goats, 12 noon, chickens & caged animals to follow, 526 Ga. Hwy. 56 N., Swainsboro. Ron Claxton, auctioneer, GA Lic. #3485. Info: 478237-8825 (weekdays), 478-4553714 (sale day) or 478-469-3533 or 478-455-4765 (nights). Every 2nd & 4th Sat. Pony Express Stockyard Horse & Tack Auction, 5 pm, GA Lic. AUNR002843, 1852 Highway 11 S., Covington, GA 30014. Info: Scott Bridges, 704434-6389 or 704-473-8715. Every 2nd & 4th Sat. Livestock Auction, Waddell Auction Barn, Climax, Ga., 1 pm, selling goats, sheep, poultry and small animals; selling miscellaneous at 10 am; #AU003249. Info.: 229-246-4955/416-7217. Every 2nd & 4th Sat. Goat & Chicken Auction, Mid-Georgia Goat & Chicken Auction, 12 noon, Cochran. Info: Frankie Howell, 478-271-0550. Every 2nd & 4th Sat. Livestock auction at Pearson Livestock; sale, 1 pm; goats, sheep, poultry & small animals; 1168 Hwy. 441 N., Pearson, Ga. Info.: 229798-0271, 912-422-3211. Every 3rd Sat. Goat & Sheep Sale, 12 noon, Agri Auction Sales, held at Eastanollee Livestock Market, Hwy. 17 btwn. Toccoa & Lavonia. Info: Ricky Chatham, 706-491-2812 or Jason Wilson, 706-491-8840. Livestock auctions listed in the Market Bulletin sometimes offer related items for sale, such as tack and other livestock equipment. Notices for auctions selling any items other than livestock must be accompanied by the auction license number of the principal auctioneer or auction firm conducting the auction, per regulations of the Georgia Secretary of State. Notices without this information cannot be published. Have an event to put on our calendar? Contact Dallas Duncan at 404-6563722 or dallas.duncan@agr.georgia.gov

Four row ripper spider, in good shape. F Freeman Plains 229-942-0939 I am looking for a 2 or 3 row bottom plow, 3 point hitch. Jimmy Nail Covington 30016 678-858-0191 Interested in any pecan harvest equipment. Wayne McKellar Moultrie 229873-7094 John Deere 420 60” belly mower deck wanted, in good condition. Robert Knight Alma 912-632-5322 Looking for a 7000 Ford rowcrop tractor with diesel engine and wide front end. Chuck Phillips Cumming 678-414-2313 Lower lift arms, 35” center to center with pivot ends for Massey Ferguson tractor. Kenneth Bunting Roopville 770854-8235 Massey Ferguson tractors for parts or rebuild under 80 HP. Miller Ellijay 706455-6611 Need (4) dry fertilizer attachments and (4) closing wheel assemblies for John Deere 7000 planters. Frank Riley Hiawassee 706-897-1676 Need 4’ bush hog, reasonably priced, reasonable condition, small Kubota tractor is too light for a bigger rotary cutter. Bobby Stewart Braselton 770-712-5019 New Holland square balers for parts or rebuild. Tim Miller Cherrylog 706-4551664 Old motorized two wheel tractors, Planet Jr, David Bradley, etc. including accessories and attachments; running or not. Fred Gaunce Lawrenceville 770-380-2722 Older cab tractor to pull baler and disc mower, around 75HP, also cotton, watermelon, produce trailer, 35+feet Paul Smith Hazlehurst 478-952-3899 Original top link, in good condition, for 1990 Ford 5610 diesel, 2WD tractor. T Busby Dawson 229-869-5576 Sugar cane mill panel with COL on it for Columbus Improved 13. James Cox Leesburg 229-733-0363 Want 15’ 750 John Deere no till drill. Wade Simpson McDonough 404-732-7255 Want 15’ John Deere 750 no till drill, in good shape. Wade Simpson McDonough 404-732-7255

Want 6 foot loader bucket for John Deere; 146 front end loader. James McCay Ila jmkm52@yahoo.com 706-2020097 706-202-0097 Want 8N Ford or Farmall cub tractor for parts or repair, running or not. Thomas Tucker Lithia Springs 770-941-2354 Want to buy Ford and Massey Ferguson tractors, 4 cyl diesel; 5000, 6000, 7000 series, running or not. Mike Hunt Ty Ty 229-848-0295 Wanted: Dodge or Chevy 2500 4x4 regular cab, gas, automatic. Slate Long Madison 706-752-0206 Wanted: John Deere 9965 cotton picker, sheltered, field ready. Kevin Smith Dublin 478-272-6032

FARM SUPPLIES If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. (2) 10’x10’ rollup doors,wooden with windows, both for $100 Jim Bishop Franklin 706-675-3943 (2) 8 1/2 x 16 ft., cattle crossing guards, made out of 5 “ x 5”, 1 - beam, $500 ea. Phillip Tippens Talking Rock 706-2531968 (3) 200 - 400 gallon fuel tanks, on skids, $100 ea. Jack Andrews Canton 678-4311848 (6) Grain bins (10,00 Bushels each) size 24” x 24” ft, 8am-8pm Richard Auldridge Blythe 706-592-4042 1 new generator, 50’ model, 6 volt, farmall bilton regenerator $70. Homer Brookshire Canton 770-479-2726 10 10-ft. round pen panelsl; 10 12-ft. round pen panels, 1 100-gal. Rubbermaid water trough. Larry McGlaun Woodstock 404-431-5232 1000 feet of lumber and turning blocks: cedar, ambrosia maple, oak, basswood, ash, poplar, and pine David Gray Bowdon 770-655-4674 14 x 96 hoop house frames; you take down, $100. Ed. Jordan P O Box 236 Warthen 31094 edjordan68@gmail.com 478-553-0616 2 chicken house feed bins, 10 & 14 ton, complete auger & motor, $950. Bill Bryan Summerville 706-397-8219 2 piece,15in, heavy duty PVC, culvert bell one end ,10ft each, call after 5pm. Edward Wills Kennesaw 770-428-3076 2-10T feed bins, 2 rooster buns, 12 tunnell fans, egg coolers, spink scales, rooster feeders, bell drinkers, feeders complete. Lyndal Seabolt Dahlonega 706-864-3182 20 gal. metal drum, $20 each; 20 gal. plastic drum, $20 each; 275 gal. tote tank, $125, food grade. Windle Snead 4150 Union Church Road McDonough 30252 706-483-7007 20 H.P. Briggs + Stratton engine complete with starter; set up for John Deere, $600 cash. Wayne Head Jersey 770639-7791 200 lb. anvil-100 lb. anvil, #20 cast iron wash pot “good,” post vise, black smith hammer, Hardee’s well pulley. A. Hendrick Austell 770-948-9842 250 gal fuel tank with 12v. pump $275 Larry Knowles Fayetteville 770-5603512 250 gallon propane tank Dan Williams Villa Rica 770-833-7017 250-gal. white plastic tanks with aluminum sides or cage, 5” twist off cap, let out valve at bottom. Barry Needham Loganville 678-475-7068 275-gal. plastic storage tank, metal frame,55-gal. plastic drums, Hoyt Copeland Luthersville 770-480-6696 770927-3816 3 each, 5 hole - 5.3-12‚Äù white trailer wheels and tires, $100, pick up in Resaca. Ralph Ruddell Clarkesville 706947-3645 770-881-0382 3 pt. Cat I fimco sprayer, with boom, 25 gal with landgun, good cond. Miles Hess Fitzgerald 706-983-0387 300-gallon fuel tank with pump and hose, $125. Bob Marsh Lawrenceville 770-995-0637 300-gallon plastic tank with metal cage, 5-inch twist cap on top,valve on bottom. $50 C. Stovall Dahlonega 678-491-0838 4 Stainless steel gas tanks, 4 gallon capacity with straps, $10 each. Carl Dobson Atlanta 404-247-7343 4x8-feet trailer, aluminum frame, excellent condition; $195; also McCullouch Mac 3200 chainsaw, like new, 14-inch; $85. John Hiawassee 706-896-7059 50 gallon white barrels. Kamal Sarris Kennesaw kamalsarris@clear.net 404437-9723 5000 gallon fuel tanks; 3 to choose from, no leaks. T. Jones Lumpkin 229321-9739

55 gal barrels, closed top, two twist off caps, white,black ansd blue. $8-$12 each. Gerald Hayes Flowery Branch 470-208-0309 7500 sf steel/metal building with loading dock and 50 ft. x 50 ft. insulated cooler on 3.29 acres of land. Landon Miles Blackshear 912-449-3822 80kw cummings onan gen set, w/two automatic switches, 285 hours Roger Smith Arnoldsville 706-548-8997 Air/kiln dried Woodmizer sawn lumber, large selection wood species, paneling, wide-plank flooring, fencing, barn wood. John Sell Milner sellj@bellsouth.net 770480-2326 Apple cider press, excellent condition, antique, working condition. $600 Tim Borris Washington 706-755-4551 Bandsawn lumber; Pine Poplar and Oak siding, tongue and groove, some framing; 40-$1.50 bd.ft. Timothy Tucker Newnan 770-251-7612 Barn doors wanted, all wood and sliding style with hardware. Denise Pellissier Atlanta 770-380-8978 Barrels, plastic heavy duty, 55-gal., 20” screw top, air tight, food grade, $35 while they last. Bill Sewell Brunswick 912-2657633 Blue & white 55-gal. plastic drums, closed tops, two twist-off caps, food grade, other types sometimes available. Eugene Needham Loganville 770-4664284 Blue Martin equipment, complete and ready to install on metal pole w/20 white gourds, 2 for $150. W.E. Rooks Albany 229-883-6541 Buckets, good grade, white plastic with handles & resealable lids, new cond. D. Grizzle Gainesville 770-532-1070 Cages doves & pigeons, quality construction,various sizes & styles, $15 & up. John Bennett Atlanta 404-680-5150 Campbell Hausfield airless paint sprayer; includes 2 paint guns and 100 ft. hose. LaVon Kern Dawsonville 708-861-5970 Choretime PNTs, vent controllers, furnaces, spray-on pad parts, curtain machines. Scott Jones Ellijay 706-273-8745 Clean 55-gal metal drums w/lids; 1000gal. fiberglass tank. Leonard Crane Dawsonville 678-947-6744 404-2101516 Clean 55-gal. metal drums w/lids. David Crane Dahlonega 706-265-2559 Deer stand 8x2ft.$25, 100 year old wash pot in vgc $100 firm, 12” cast iron frying pan $20 Harold Lee Canton 404-7866059 Dempster windmill, 37 ft, with 6ft blade, motor rebuilt. Jimmy Hardin Knoxville 478-361-3907 Fence post, 4”x4”x 8’; treated, good condition, $5.95 each. Royce Brooks Acworth 770-378-2564 Flooring, oak & pine, T&G, various widths; also wood shavings and beadboard; call for prices. William Briggs Union City 404-349-2315 For Sale: New center link for John Deere 4640, $245. Jerry Lancaster Hawkinsville, Ga 478-783-1098 Jerry Lancaster Hawkinsville 478-783-1098 Goat boxes, for hauling goats, sheep etc., 4 ft. x 4 ft. x 4 ft. with safety lock door. J.D. Conger Norman Park 229769-5472 H type feed bunkers, concrete, $300 a piece. Shawn Cox Covington 678-4096233 Hen nests for sale, 12 all-metal nests per box, $40 per box. Lamar Bryant Cleveland 706-878-8509 Home to be torn down for wood; hard wood floors, pine paneling and all other wood in house. S. C Goray Dallas 678363-7474 Kohler fast-response generator, 50 kw model, 50RZ62 w/automatic transfer switch, natural gas, like new, 960 hrs., $8500. Tom Wilkie Jasper 770-893-8305 Like new 1” drive socket set ratchet, pull handle,2 extensions, 16 sockets 1 5/8-3 1/8,$150. Jim Wyatt Ball Ground 770861-6978 Locust 8’ split rails, 8 feet long. Terry York Rabun Gap 706-982-4348 Log handling, new skidding tongs (I-25), $85; crane eye hook, $150. Robert Brady Douglasville robroyartisans@earthlink. net 404-915-3398 Old cast-iron, 7-gallon washpot on legs, very heavy, $275 firm; cast-iron kettle, $60 firm; farm bell, 14 inches wide, $275 firm; 10/gal. washpot, $300. Nathaniel Hester Madison 706-342-2572 Old farm tool plow; wheeelbarrow, cotton-duster tool box with tools, Jugs plow hands, much more. R.H. Jackson Fairburn 770-964-7340

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 Old hand hewn log house, excellent condition. Delivery & set available anywhere. Kerry Hix, Chatsworth, 706/6956431 Kerry Hix Chatsworth 706-6956431 Onan generator, 70 kw, propane gas, on trailer, good cond., $6,000; Cub Cadet, #154 w/belly mower, $1200; used farm equipment. Jess Arnett Tifton 229-3826517 Poles from powerlines, over 100 on hand; different S13ES cut to your weeds; 75 cents to $1 per foot; fence posts available. Winfred Crane Winder 706654-8686 Poultry watering jars; 1 gal. no lids, $1.25 ea., take all for $1ea; I have 90. Louis Beal Ellijay 770-344-8527 Red brand, non-climb horse fence wire, new with tags, no-rust; (3) 100ft.x 5ft. high rolls, $130 per roll. Steven Weaver Hiram 678-558-9736 Roofing metal, used, various lengths, 75 cents per foot. M. Johnson Stockbridge 770-474-8965 Rough cut pine lumber, different sizes, length, 30 cents per bd. ft., West Cobb County. Tommy Kemp Marietta 404-6807219 Three black walnut mantel logs, 8-ft., 6 in. long, 12-in. wide, already cut for mantels, beautiful wood. Louis Beal Ellijay 770-344-8527 Toastmaster meat slicer, 10 inch blade, $450. Wayne Carrington Bowman 706680-3169 Tractor tires 18.4 x 30, new take offs at half price. Elie Stuvidant Jefferson 706207-3974 Wanted: looking for incubator in good condition and low price, with or without egg turner. Charles Vickery Marietta 404414-2201 WANTED: Squeezer chute, or head gate, and a twister mineral feeder; wind and rain mineral feeder. David Magnus Brunswick 912-242-2786 Wanted: Stall Jack Cameron Dry Branch cameron50mom@yahoo.com 478-308-3341 Wanted: Wadeken or jaydee automated hen nest must be in good condition. Bernice Mosley Reidsville 912-245-4491 Woodmizer lumber; 1x12 pine, poplar, oak trailer flooring, any thickness. Larry Moore Newnan 678-278-5709 Woodmizer resaw for sawmill, $1,000. Doyce Green Silver Creek 706-295-0381 706-767-1848 Zereba 30-mile solar operated fences, like new, $225. Ernie Anderson Shellman 229-679-2105 Ziggity drinkers, Choretime feeders & other misc. poultry house equipment. Joshua Martin Clarkesville 770-5317432

LIVESTOCK All livestock (i.e., those animals such as, but not limited to, cattle, equine, goats, sheep, swine, and poultry) must have been in possession of the advertiser for a minimum of 90 days before they can be advertised.

Cattle If you have any questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. 1 Limousin bull, black, polled and gentle, 13 months. Gray Bowdon 770-2582581 1 registered Charolais bull, 15 mos;. 3 registered Charolais bulls, 11 mos., $1500-$2000. Scott Tipton Clarkesville 706-200-6655 10 cow/calf pairs, $1200 per pair, Meriwether Co.; leave message, if no answer. Randy Burnett Hogansville 706-416-6300 10 pair Brangus C/C; cows 1150-1450 lbs., calves 200-400 lbs., $19,000. Ellis Whittington Omega 229-392-2651 10-month-old purebred Angus bulls; AI-sired; Frontman, Connect; vaccinated, gentle, $1,000 each. Carol Lakics Thomaston karaga@aol.coming 478862-9733 11 SimAngus heifers, 7 to 12 months old. Jeff Cann Dewy Rose 678-936-3564 120-130 Angus, Angus-cross, 2yr. old heifers; due to calve in Feb/March 2014, all or part, $1,250 each. Philip McCoy Newton 229-364-5555 2 yr. old, 3/4 Jersey, 1/4 Holstein heifer with 1st calf. John Martin Hinesville 912876-3322 2-yr.-old polled Hereford & F1 Braford bulls w/performance data. Jonny Harris Odum 912-586-6585 20 Angus cows bred to Red Angus bull; all vacc., will deliver, $1,250 ea. Alan Williams PO Box 35 Milan 31060 229-3151261


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 3 Black Angus cross heifers. 5 - 7 months old. Charles Johnson Millen cgjohnson1@hughes.net 478-299-1216 3 black SimAngus bulls, AI sired, $1,500 each. Robert Harkins Suches 706-9690457 50 B&BB bred heifers due to start calving Sept 1., avg. weight 1000 lb., $1500. Kyle Peeples Bowman 706-680-3008 706-680-3009 6 purebred Black Angus open heifers for sale. Jake Stewart Alma 912-632-5652 75first lactation holstein heifers.5 crossbred heifers.Call between 10 and 5 or after 7pm Ethan Fortson Elberton 706988-6264 90 head of SimAngus feeder calves; 60 steers, 30 heifers, tagged, shots, preconditioned. Lan Little Lyons 912-5368513 A great selection of registered polled Hereford bulls; semen-tested; vaccinated, wormed, heifer friendly. Brad Mullins Martin 706-491-7556 All natural grass-fed cows; open, Red Angus cross, never grain-fed, no growth hormones ever. Bruce O’Connor Carnesville 703-344-8478 706-3843259 All-natural, grass-fed calves; 56 steers, 34 heifers, average 600 pounds; SimAngus. Kirk Little Lyons 912-326-3512 Belted Galloway bull calf, good markings, 14mo old. Jeff Stewart Toccoa 706244-4912 706-886-9924 Black baldy bulls, good breeding under 1 year old; you pick. Bob Holder White Plains 770-385-0127 Bulls: 3 Brangus 3 yrs, 4 Simmental 4 yrs, 3 Charolais 5 yrs, 2 Sim/Angus 5 yrs, semem tested, Steve Healy Statesboro 912-682-2973 912-682-2362 Bulls: Red Brahman, Simmental, Simbrah. Weaning and breeding age, few cows and heifers. Cliff Adams Bowdon 770-258-2069 404-535-0853 Calving ease, milking ability, gentleness, registered polled Shorthorn bulls, show heifers, steers, excellent quality, Club Calf member. Ken Bridges Commerce 706-768-3480 Dexter bull calves, can be registered; red or black, horned yearlings and weanlings. Richard Carr Keysville dcarr61727@yahoo.com 217-972-8186 Excellent performance-tested black fullblood Simmental and SimAngus bulls, cow/calf pairs, heifers; AI/embryo bred, easy calving, high milk, satisfaction guaranteed. Milton Martin Jr. Clarkesville 770-519-0008 Four registered polled Hereford cowcalf pairs; 12 bulls; 17 to 30 months; top bloodlines. Jimmy Jeanes Gray 478-9720912 Gelbvieh bulls, all registered purebred, bred for easy calving and fast growth. John Kiss Gainesville 770-531-1126 Herd sale; 46 Angus crossed cows & 1 Hereford bull, $36,000. Woodard Holland 479 Cecil Tyre Rd. Bristol 31518 wholland53@bellsouth.net 912-367-0229 904-449-2127 Hereford bulls for sale; yearlings to 2 years/plus. Michael Bennett Cumming 404-771-5454 Jersey bulls, 5-16 months old Mel Gordon Springfield 912-754-6701 Jersey nursery cow and calf, $1,000. Ronald Boatright Stillmore 912-5623508 478-299-4457 Miniature cows for sale; proven cows and calves, halter broke, easy to handle, $500 and up. Hope Bennet Cleveland info@minilivestock.com 706-348-7279 One Jersey bull, one bred Jersey cow; $1,600 both. Roger Fonseca Calhoun 706-218-3902 Piedmontese breeding age bulls; registered fullbloods; good average daily gain; heat and insect resistance; www. beavercreekpiedmontese.com. Patrea Pabst Dewy Rose aepied@aol.com 706213-1197 Polled Hereford bull, 7 months, registered, $600 obo., Polled Hereford heifer, 6 months old, registered, $500 obo. Hutch Arrowood Toccoa 706-491-3114 Purebred Black Angus bulls and heifers, 10 mos, $1000. ea. Roy Millsap Summervillle 770-891-0486 Purebred Black Angus herd, very gentle; 39 mother cows, one bull, 21 calves, some have papers. Frank Robbins Ashburn 229-821-0636 Purebred black Simmental bulls; 18 months old; from 30-plus years of AI breeding; good selection to choose from. Beman Boatright Midville 478-598-7144 Registered Angus bulls, 22 to 23 months old; semen tested, docile and many AI-sired. John Stuedemann Comer 706-783-4671 706-202-2371

FARMERS AND CONSUMERS MARKET BULLETIN Registered Angus bulls, heifers and cows; $950 and up. Rusty Arnold Athens 706-296-6472 Registered Belted Galloway heifers, gentle, great herd starters; have calved once. Tommy Statham 35 Leeward Court Newnan 30263 404-625-2783 Registered Black Angus bull, just weaned, 6 months old, vaccinated. Terry Willis Baldwin 706-499-8750 Registered Black Angus bulls; 11, 17, 22 months and 3 years; AI to Objective and GAR5050; calving ease, gentle. K Schwock Homer 404-735-9524 Registered Black Angus Bulls; 18-21 mos old, A.I. sired by Image Maker and Rito Westwind; $2000 each. Vance Gafnea Whitesburg 678-446-1829 Registered Black Angus bulls; New Design and War bloodlines; $1,200. Eugene Ridley LaFayette 706-764-6110 Registered Charolais and Limousin bulls, purebred Simmental bulls; breeding age, good selection. Adam Marsh Statesboro 912-536-1430 Registered Hereford bull calf for sale; DOB Jan 1, 2013, excellent EPDs. Paul Smith Watkinsville 706-224-2898 Registered Hereford bulls, semen tested, dark red, large frame, 14 to 16 months. Billy Martin Cumming 404-376-6414 Registered polled Hereford bull; 7 months old, will make nice herd bull; $900. Josh Etheridge Chatsworth 706618-8677 Registered polled Hereford bulls, good EPDs, ultrasound carcass, info provided, herd cert. & accred. Larry Lane Carrollton 678-378-5170 Registered Simmental bulls; black and polled, breeding age, excellent condition. D. Sills Cleveland 706-875-8606 Santa Gertrudis breeding aged bulls, polled, gentle, and proven pedigrees. Linda Loughridge Chatsworth linda. loughridge@yahoo.com 706-260-5627 SimAngus bull, 14 months, low birth weight, good blood line. Clifford Hancock Hephzibah 706-799-2488 Superior herd of registered Charolais cattle, starter herd, service age bulls, delivery available. Bobby Burch Eastman 478-718-2128 Three Holstein steers, 600 plus lbs., $600-$650, all three for $1800 Nelson Hollingswoth Molena 404-805-4156 Two Brangus cows, bred for spring 2014 to pure red Angus bull, good cows, $2500 for both. Wiley Shumake Bremen 770-313-9466 Weaning registered red SimAngus bulls; heavy muscled, very correct; $1,200 to $1,500 each. Mose Mock Springfield 912-663-3808

Swine If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. Swine moving from farm to farm must have a negative brucellosis and pseudorabies test within the past 30 days before they are moved whenever there is a change of ownership. Exceptions are swine from a validated brucellosisfree and qualified pseudorabies-free herd. Buyers are urged to request proof of a negative brucellosis and pseudorabies test prior to purchase. 10 wk. old pigs, Yorkshire/Tamworth, $50 each; bred 2nd litters, qty. 20, $150 each. Randy Adcock Monroe 678-6358701 8 wks old Hampshire, ready to go, $50 Thomaston/Upton County. Mary Nix Molena 706-647-9095 678-572-2275 8-week-old Hampshires; ready to go, $50; Upson County. Mary Nix Thomston 678-572-9095 678-572-2275 For sale: 16 hogs; Yorkshire and Hampshire mixed; best offer. Robert Snellings Dearing 706-831-7512 Hampshire and Yorkshire boars and gilts all ages, feeder/barb. pigs, valuable herd. Lawton Kemp Dudley 478-875-3243 Mulefoot, large, soild, white boar hog, 8 months old, 325 lbs, for $225 Jordan Wayman Douglasville 404-245-9374 Registered Berkshires; new bloodlines from Midwest, farrowing on regular basis; reserve now. Duke Burgess Louisville juliesvance@wildblue.net 478-625-9542 305-923-0262 The Cadillac of hogs; registered large black hogs. Ed Shealey Douglasville 678-794-9118

Goats And Sheep If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. 100% Boer goats, giant imported Grandsire, 450 lbs., improve your herd now. Marie Kilgore Lawrenceville 770733-7507

100% grass fed Katahdin lambs; highest quality, rams and ewes, breeding/ eatin; deliv. available, $200, volume discount. Hartner Cumming 404-790-0881 13 Boer-Kiko bucklings, 3-4 months old, weaned, weighing 35-50 lbs. Jim Willis 164 Carpenter Rd. Rupert 31081 478-862-5749 15 Boer does, red heads, healthy, dewormed, entire herd for $3000. Jerry Franks Tifton 229-567-0323 229-3263942 2 purebred Nubian doe kids, bottled fed from heavy milkers, $100 each. K Gillaspie Coosa 706-936-3955 2 year old Pygmy Buck uncut; gray and black, $50. Beth Vrooman Winder 770307-6127 6 female Boer goats, 18 months, 1 Wether, 2 1/2 years/$465 for all. Jimmie cannon Macon 478-743-9698 ABGA 2013 kids, fullblood and percentage, traditional and color, top bloodlines, Tsunami sons and daughters, grown does. Susan Darrow Sugar Valley 706624-1981 ADGA Nubian does/bucks, excel, bloodlines, 5-mo/2-years, $200-$350, spotted buck, star status line, non-registered. Shuford Jones Winder 678-8734350 ADGA Nubian does; start $300 and go up, unregd. bucks, $50 and up; CAE free and closed herd. Lisa Rees Good Hope 770-267-8279 ADGA Oberhasli does, 1 bred & 1 w/ perfect teats, $250 each. Ken Hatley Zebulon 770-358-1300 ADGA Oberhaslis, all ages, red Alpaca, wethered, excellent fleece. L White Social Circle 404-941-4628 ADGA reg Saanen milkers, $400-$450; doelings, $350; CAE, TB and brucc free; show quality. Susan McPherson Buford 678-618-9728 ADGA reg., Nubian does and bucks; born in Feb. Pat Edwards Summerville patedwards@windstream.net 706-8622718 ADGA registered American Saanen; all must go, milkers, bucks, bucklings, doelings; superior genetics, all healthy. Sandra J Stephens Hoschton 706-657-2867 ADGA registered, American Saanen does in milk, doelings, closed herd; CAE free, good dairy stock. Darcy Reinagel Thomaston timrein@hotmail.com 706646-3682 Approx. 40 commercial lambs for sale; will hold till September 30th with payment, no single sales. Wendy Scott Fort Valley 478-954-6568 Boer billies, (1 paint, 2 traditional and 1 chocalate) Weaned, $150/200, call or text. Steve Nail Hampton 770-780-0306 Boer bucks and does, born Sept 2012 to Jan 2013, traditional, red, black, paint, registered with ABGA. Beth East Dahlonega 706-974-8991 Boer Kiko cross bucks, ready to breed. Ann Daniel LaGrange 706-882-7423 Boer/Nubian Buck; born January 2nd, very friendly $50. Michelle Moon Dallas 770-380-4152 Companion male Pygmy goat, not for slaughter, good stud, very sweet, $50. Donna Milligan Martin 706-356-0275 Dorper and Katahdin-cross ewe lambs, 3 to 4 months old; also ewes, 2 years old. Dale Carter Baxley 912-240-0427 912366-1295 Dorper/Katahdin ewe, lambs $175, ram lambs $125, qlty. sheep. Dawson Sanders Jackson 678-777-4642 Finn sheep, small herd for sale, 3 ewes, 1 ram, lambs. Bishop Herrington Monticello Jb.herrington@gmail.com 706-468-9160 706-819-9099 For sale: Kiko bucks and does,100% NZ and percentage. R. l Peacock Broxton rlpeacocksr@gmail.com 912381-1015 For sale: pair of Pygmy goats; billy, nanny, sold as pair only, $110. Marion Rogers Chatsworth 706-517-7348 706483-2589 Full blood Boers; no papers, reds and paints; 4 - 18 months, bucks and does. Bob Gibbs Loganville 770-605-0442 Fullblood Boars, ABGA & IBGA, bucks, does, kids, lines include T4 Redneck, Powell/Holman Bingo’s Superman. David Tolar Homer davidt@ddbuilders.com 678-943-3169 Fullblood Texas Genemaster, bucks and does; also polka dot and Texas Genemaster-cross bucks. Edward Swam Temple 770-562-5370 Goat for sale/trade, 3 month old billy, $150/trade for Nubian/Saanen or similar nanny. Rhonda Ivey Five Points Jewell Rd Mitchell rpcnacare@yahoo.com 706990-7253

Katahdin ram, 8 months old; $150 cash only. Sherry Amerson 173 Blackberry Lane Augusta 30906 blackberrycreekminifarm@gmail.com 706-925-1876 Katahdin/Dorper cross sheep, $150250, Northwest & Eastcentral Scrapie tag available. Susan Cobb Cedartown cobbph@charter.net 404-218-1615 770546-1565 Kiko buck, 3/yrs, registered, $350, Kiko bucklings born, 2/14/13, lots of colors, $100 each. Greg Stockton Blue Ridge 706-851-6525 La Mancha/Oberhasli mix buck 3 months old $60. Jonathan Frazier Douglasville fraz2129@gmail.com 404431-2638 Myotonic goats for sale, $100 and up; Dorper/Katahdin cross sheep for sale, $125 and up. Rooster Cogburn Gray 478-986-0980 Myotonic/Fainting goats, registered, dehorned, polled, vaccinated, dewormed, color/hair length variety, small/medium sizes, exc.conformation, males & females. Marsha Kelly Newnan 770-2518896 Nice colorful young does, sired by blue eyed Nigerian Dwarf, $100 up; also Boar sired kids. Pam Trammel Ellijay 706-8890139 Nigerian Dwarf kids, Lots of color, moonspots & blue eyes, wormed, all shots, herd CAE tested neg. Ivy Hailey Forsyth 478-737-6303 Nigerian/Dwarfs, buff/white, great companions, year old nanny and six week old billy $135-$95, no calls after 9 p.m. Larry Pirkle Dawsonville 706-2162954 Nubian/Nubian Boer cross goats, bucks does, bred does,$100 up. Ken McMichael Monticello 706-519-9295 Percentage and full blood boer goats; traditional and spotted. Rick Day Loganville risgaebichon@aol.com 770601-5720 Pigmy billies, 6 months old, one black and one white, $40 and up, friendly. Molly Dobbins Dacula mollydobbins@bellsouth.net 404-926-6559 Pure Nigerian buckling; high milk lines, pictures available; CAE and CL free; Rosasharn Grandsire and Granddam, $300. Charlotte Carroll Brooklet 912481-4510 Pygmy billies, 6 months old, $50 each, l adult billy neg., 1 adult female neg. Ernest Owens Acworth 770-974-3395 Raw wool (Dorset) 40-50Lbs & 3-4 lbs raw camel wool, make offer. Michelle Kaye Danielsville michelle@kayeandporter.com 770-867-4939 Saanen billy goats, purebred, three ages to choose from, horns still intact friendly and gentle, $100-300. Anna Vaagen Rockmart 404-610-1540 Saanen does and Saanen Lamancha mix does; good bloodline, $100; 3 to 4 months old. Gene Berna Griffin 678-3585466 We have 3 beautiful & full blooded Nubian does for sale, $175 each. Jimmy Tiller Commerce 706-423-0050 Yearling Angora bucks and adults, all colors, excellent fiber, $250-$350. Tina Evans Taylorsville 770-324-4380 Young Pygmy billies for sale, $45 each. James Davis Hortense 912-2663063

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Equine For Sale If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. All equine advertised in the Market Bulletin must have had a negative Coggins test within past 12 months. Negative reports are valid for 12 months from the sample date. A copy of this test report must accompany the ad each time it is submitted or the notice will be returned to the advertiser. For this reason, generalized ads (i.e., many horses, varieties to choose from, others, etc.) cannot be accepted. Buyers are urged to request verification of a negative Coggins test before purchasing any equine. Any falsification of Coggins tests can result in fines and/ or suspension of advertising privileges in the Market Bulletin. This regulation also applies to equine advertised in the “At Stud” and “Boarding” categories of the quarterly equine editions. 4-year-old gelding bay; growning, good hooves; ready to be broken; tack available, possible trade. Becky Arrendale Franklin 678-877-7801 AQHA finished reining mare, fast, shown, Docs Stylish Jewel, Dam daughter of Haidas Little Pep, shown, $4000 Kathy Giner Vidalia 912-245-3837 Beautiful Jack donkey for sale: needs good home; you haul, $100. Thomas Tucker Monticello 706-468-2503 706819-3576 Donkey, miniature jack, 2 years old, intact, $150 obo or trade. Jeff Eubanks Woodstock 770-845-3537 Donkey, standard size; female, very gentle, great pasture guards, companion animals; delivery available; I-75, Exit 201. Harry Lewis Jackson 678-773-5211 Donkeys; small standard, spotted and grey jennets, spotted gelding, black jack, halter broken, handled daily. Deb Grosenbaugh Hull designerdonkeys@live.com 706-613-5918 Family of 6 standard donkeys, $600. Elke Brumbaugh GA 229-6492607 Mini donkeys; purebred, could be registered if you want to, $250 each, can deliver if needed. David Magnus Brunswick 912-242-2786 Mini mare Paint, sorrel/white, 5 years old, 32 inches; possibly bred, rides, gentle, $500; others available. J Wilkes Athens 706-207-9366 Miniature donkeys: baby jack, $200; guard donkey, $200; baby jenny, $400; jenny, $400, bred jenny, $500. Bill Wray Perry 478-825-1297 Miniature Jack Donkey $225 parents registered mini’s, 31 inches tall. chocolate/black color. good natured. 8 months Michael Wilson Conyers usnco@comcast.net 770-597-3579 Registered AQHA horses. 3yr palomino - $950 obo. 15yr sorrel mare - $1,200 obo. Call for details. Rachel Holbrook Ellijay 404-805-9027 Six year old Missouri Foxtrotter mare, 15h roam, blonde mane and tail, rides and drives, gentle, $1500 Mansel McTier Thomson 706-595-3441 Standard female donkey for sale, gentle, pasture guard, companion, can deliver. Wynn Copelan Greensboro 706453-7687

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TAKE 5: Addressing animal welfare concerns 1. What do you think the most common misconceptions are about farming and animal welfare? Most people today are several generations removed from the farm and do not understand what is required to provide good food for the table. They are trying to compare what happens in an apartment patio or a small backyard garden to production farming. They do not understand their dog that they treat as a member of the family cannot be compared to a herd of cows or pigs. If they were able to spend some time on a working farm, a lot of the issues of today revolving around animal welfare and food costs could be resolved. 2. What are some things the Department does to ensure all livestock, poultry and companion animals are treated properly by owners and caretakers? The Department has numerous inspectors that regularly visit all licensed facilities and respond to complaints. Wo����������������������������������������� rking with local law enforcement and animal control, they are responsible for ensuring animals are treated humanely and that current law and rules are followed. The Department inspectors monitor livestock STATE VETERINARIAN DR. ROBERT COBB markets and inspect animals at shows and exhibitions.  3. What should consumers do if they suspect a producer is treating animals improperly? They should contact their local sheriff’s or animal control office. Also, they may contact the Department’s Animal Health Division at 404-656-3667 or the State Veterinarian’s office at 404-656-3671. 4. How can farmers prevent their employees from mistreating animals? Farmers as well as their employees that handle animals should get training in animal handling. Certifications such as Beef Quality Assurance, Pork Quality Assurance and The National Dairy FARM Program are great programs to ensure that good animal handling is followed. These programs are beneficial to the animals, but they can help to increase production which benefits the farmer. In addition, the National Chicken Council has standards for their farmers and trains third-party auditors on these standards. For more information, contact Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Georgia Milk Producers, National Chicken Council or University of Georgia Extension Service. 5. If producers or farm workers are found to be mistreating animals, how is that situation handled? Cruelty to animals is punishable by law. The sheriff’s office can press charges. If the facility is licensed by the Department, the license can be suspended or revoked and administrative hearings could result in fines. 

GUEST COLUMN: A Lesson from the Farm Growing up on a north Georgia cattle farm in Rock Spring, I learned a lot of lessons. I learned you can check an electric fence with a long grass blade. I learned how to drive a manual transmission way before I should’ve actually been driving. And I learned what being a neighbor really means. One of the biggest lessons I learned came while I was driving this old, red International tractor in the hayfield. I realized that if I kept looking forward, I had no idea where I had been and how the hay looked behind me. But if I always looked behind, happy with the windrows I had made, I had no idea where I was going. So, I had to constantly balance checking the work I had done with planning on where I was going. Now that I am working on the “other side” of agriculture

at Destiny Organics, I can look back at the lessons I learned on the farm and help advise farmers on their day-to-day routines. But I also have to help them to keep looking ahead. I must balance the lessons from yesterday with goals for tomorrow. We live in a great state for agriculture and the farmers here are competing globally ... and winning. Let’s continue to support Georgia Grown farmers and producers. By doing so, we are consuming some of the best products in the nation and world, growing our economy, and securing our future. Some lessons learned on the farm were harder than others ... and some I didn’t want to learn at all ... but most of them I will never forget. Benjamin Pruett is the communications director for Destiny Organics, located at the Atlanta State Farmers Market. Destiny Organics specializes in bringing Georgia Grown farmers and producers to market.

CORRECTION – W.G. Hamil pecans: a family business from the beginning Editor’s Note: Due to reporter error, the Georgia Grown member profile published on June 12, 2013, contained incorrect information. The corrected story runs below. W.G. Hamil began in 2007. From the very beginning, W.G. Hamil has always been a family business and prides itself in maintaining two core values: honesty and integrity. “When a customer calls on us they always get to speak with a Hamil. Whether they’re calling about one pound or a million pounds of pecans, we treat every customer like they are important. Because they are,” said Michael Hamil, owner Greg Hamil’s son and pecan buyer. Whether you’re in the mood for some southern pecans or fresh watermelon, W.G. Hamil has what you need. Online or in its store in Thomasville, Ga., you’ll find all sorts of Southern treats. From local to worldwide markets, W.G. Hamil ships pecans domestically and internationally. The much-needed FARMERS & CONSUMERS MARKET BULLETIN (ISSN 0889-5619) is published biweekly by the Georgia Department of Agriculture 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30334-4250 404-656-3722 * Fax 404-463-4389 Office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

“middle man” for the pecan industry, they work from their Thomasville location as well as other packing facilities. Since joining the Georgia Grown program in 2012, W.G. Hamil has been a proud supporter of Georgia agriculture. “We’re proud to have the support of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and we’re proud to stand behind them,” Hamil said. Pecans are one of Georgia’s top products and exports. “They’re important to the state’s economy, just as the entire field of agriculture is,” Hamil said.

Gary W. Black, Commissioner MARKET BULLETIN STAFF

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013

agriCULTURE By Dallas Duncan

I watch a lot of Food Network and Travel Channel on TV. One of my favorite shows is “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” where the host travels the world looking for crazy, unusual foods. Chicken feet on a stick in China; guinea pig in Ecuador; artichoke gelato in Italy; and monkfish in Greece are just a few examples of things we would probably never think to try in the States, but are delicacies in other countries. And even foods we eat down South aren’t safe from being “bizarre.” In the most recent episode I caught, Zimmern was sampling low country boil. I had to do a second take – what?! How is low country boil bizarre? What is so crazy about throwing corn, shrimp, potatoes, sausage and maybe some crab and seasoning in a pot and making a tasty stew out of these delicious ingredients? Then I got to thinking. There’s a lot of food that’s treated differently in different cultures. We drink sweet tea like it’s our job south of the Mason-Dixon Line, yet up north this is foreign food. Bagels with lox – smoked salmon – and cream cheese are more common in New York for breakfast than grits. When I visited New Mexico last year, I had green chiles on just about everything I ate except for chocolate chip cookies … but in Georgia I don’t know that I’ve ever seen them on anything except a Mexican restaurant menu. In Georgia, ice in a cold glass of Coca-Cola is (in my Coke-addicted mind) a drink handed down from the gods. But if you visit England, you’re liable to get a warm Coke with no ice and it’s basically a travesty. My cousin Rachel recently experienced this difference in food culture on a trip to Spain in June. Now, during most of her trip she sampled offerings from the Spanish counterparts of Burger King and McDonald’s. But on this one day, she saw tomato soup. Only upon eating it did she realize it was not at all what she thought – first off, it was cold; second, it was sweet. Instead of tomato soup, it was gazpacho. Gazpacho is a dish eaten in several European countries, but it originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Its ingredients can include tomatoes, peppers, garlic, cucumbers and basil, blended with a bread base. If you ask a European what gazpacho is, they’ll probably tell you it’s the best summer dish. This soup is best served chilled, and considering it blends some of summer’s freshest, lightest and brightest flavors, it’s no wonder folks across the ocean consider it as refreshing as I consider a cold Coke. I’ve never thought to eat cold soup because, again with a cultural difference in food treatment, I’m conditioned to think soup is a hot dish perfect for wintry days. “Cold soup” to me is “soup that’s leftover in the fridge from last night.” However, I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised. Our Southern twist version of gazpacho is on page 7. It features all of the usual ingredients, but highlights one of Georgia’s favorite summer fruits: watermelons! Garnished with crumbles of feta cheese and served with a flavor-complementing bruschetta on the side, I changed my mind about this “bizarre food.” Who knows – maybe tonight there’s somebody in Madrid throwing spices in a pot of corn, shrimp, sausage and potatoes, making a Spanish version of low country boil for supper. Dallas Duncan is the editor of the Market Bulletin. Originally from Evans, Ga., she graduated in May 2011 with a double major in animal science and agricultural communication from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She previously worked for The Red & Black, The Times newspaper in Gainesville, Ga., and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

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Georgia Farmer of the Year selected By Dallas Duncan There’s a lot going on at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga. So much, in fact, that owner Will Harris was selected as the 2013 Georgia Farmer of the Year. “Will’s very forward-thinking in the things he does,” said Brian Cresswell, Early County Extension coordinator. “He knows what he’s doing and why he’s doing it. I thought he’d be a very strong candidate.” Cresswell nominated Harris for the award, which is part of a regional competition. The southeastern winner will be announced at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition in Moultrie, Ga., in October. Harris said he is honored and humbled at being selected the state winner. His family started the centennial farm in 1866. Harris farmed in the conventional manner for years, but said as he got older he chose to focus on the “old way.” White Oak Pastures is the only farm in the country with both US Department of Agriculture-inspected red meat and poultry abattoirs. Harris’ family raises 10 different meat animals as well as pastured eggs and certified organic vegetables. They built a restaurant on the farm and are looking to build lodging in 2014. “It is truly pasture to plate,” Harris said. “Our agritourism is based on education more than recreation. … We grow mushrooms, we tan leather hides, we can vegetables, we make jelly and jam and sausage and jerky and charcuterie. … We do a lot of things that hopefully some people would want to learn about.” Steve Brown, University of Georgia assistant dean for Extension, is in charge of the state award program. He said nominations come in from county agents across the state. “We want a farmer that’s innovative, that tries new things. We’re looking for engagement in the community and in commodity groups, people that are active

in different commodity commissions and regional Farm Bureau groups and stuff like that,” he said. “They need to ideally show some type of conservation for their farm and that they’re taking care of the land. They need to show some sort of legacy plan – what’s going to happen to their land when they pass on.” Brown said it was Harris’ atypical farming practices in a very conventional ag-based community that stood out to the judges, as well as his ability to promote those products. “You gotta find a market for your products,” Harris said. “You can’t just hoof to it and pull it to the grain elevator or the auction barn or the cotton gin. You’ve got to find your market. And making production match demand – you gotta raise enough, but you can’t raise too much.” White Oak Pasture products are sold at several Georgia grocery stores. In addition, food service distributors purchase the farm’s meat and consumers can buy direct from the farm’s online store. This is the 24th consecutive year the Southeastern Farmer of the Year award has been sponsored by Swisher Sweets. For being the Georgia winner, Harris’ prizes included a $2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to the Sunbelt Expo and several other items. The regional winner will win more prizes, including $15,000 cash. For future years, the state award has been merged with the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Next March, Brown said the Georgia Farmer of the Year will be announced at Ag Day at the Capitol to compete at the Sunbelt Expo. Judges for the regional competition will visit White Oak Pastures later this month for the final judging. “Georgia is such a great farm state with so many great, great, great farmers,” Harris said. “I don’t think for one minute that I am the farmer of the year from Georgia, but somebody had to be and I’m glad they picked me.”

ARTY’S GARDEN:

Crape myrtle, a gold medal plant for all seasons It has been 17 years since Atlanta hosted the Olympics, and I cannot remember any of the star athletes. But I do remember the horticultural star of the games – crape myrtles. They were stunning as they are every summer with their large trusses of crinkled blossoms. In 1996, however, they had a large audience of visitors who had never seen them before. I remember being in a crowd downtown overhearing a woman from New Jersey asking, “Are those lilacs? They’re beautiful!” Being the horticultural ambassador that I am, I stepped forward to tell her and her friends about them. A dignitary from Nigeria even came to the garden center where I worked to see if we had crape myrtle seeds he could take back to Africa. Drought or rainy weather, crape myrtles put on a beautiful floral display every summer. Those without discernment will say their flowers are pink, purple, red or white. But connoisseurs are apt to differentiate between pale pink, watermelon red, rose, plum, mauve, orchid, hot pink and crimson. If summer flowers were their only virtue, crape myrtles would still be garden stars. They are not just a one-season wonder, however. In the fall their leaves turn yellow, orange and red. Depending on the vari-

ety, crape myrtles have smooth, even silky, exfoliating bark that ranges in color from peachy gray to cinnamon and is attractive all year. Crape myrtles need little except full sun. They will tolerate less but flowering is reduced and the plant is more prone to powdery mildew. Once established, they are drought tolerant. They require no special fertilizer, and really don’t need any fertilizer. The biggest problem with crape myrtles is not a disease or an insect pest; it is people. Too many people butcher their crape myrtles and call it “pruning.” They try to turn crape myrtle trees into crape myrtle shrubs. If crape myrtles are pruned correctly, you can’t tell they have been pruned. Instead we see maimed crape myrtles with stubs of limbs from which long canes of new growth emerge. These canes are weak and more prone to aphids and powdery mildew. And the overall effect is ugly. You should prune to enhance the natural shape of the crape myrtle. You do not have to prune them to get them to bloom, and you do not have to massacre them just because your neighbor does. If you need a smaller crape myrtle, plant a dwarf variety. Some of these dwarf selections reach only a few feet tall. Southerners often bemoan what we cannot grow due to our heat. Many of us daydream of the garden paradises of England and the Pacific Northwest, where the weather is very temperate with abundant rainfall and almost everything thrives. But crape myrtles don’t do well there. It’s not hot enough. One of my best friends moved to Seattle in the 1990s. Besides being homesick for friends and family, he longed to see crape myrtles again. On a trip back to Georgia he told me, “The crape myrtles are taunting me.” One final thing: is it crepe myrtle or crape myrtle? Actually, either spelling is acceptable. Crape is the dominant spelling in America, although many nursery catalogs and garden writers will describe the “crepelike flowers” of the crape myrtle. Go figure. Arty Schronce is the Department’s resident gardening expert. He’s a lifelong gardener and a horticulture graduate from North Carolina State University, and encourages everyone to take pleasure in their plants.

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FEATURED RECIPE:

Georgia Grown watermelon gazpacho with cheesy bruschetta

Editor’s Note: The summery flavors in this Southern take on a traditional Spanish soup are perfectly complemented by the warm bruschetta – one of my favorite things to make for parties and events. Ingredients: For the gazpacho, courtesy of Georgia Watermelon Association: 1 garlic clove, minced 3 pounds watermelon flesh, seeded and chunked 2 ripe tomatoes, cored and cut in wedges 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup olive oil ½ cup chopped fresh basil

For the bruschetta: 1 baguette, cut into ½-inch thick slices 1 ball fresh mozzarella 3 roma tomatoes, diced Fresh basil leaves, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper

1. Put the garlic, watermelon, tomatoes, lemon juice and some salt and pepper in a food processor. Add a few ice cubes one at a time and pulse until desired consistency – chunky or smooth – is reached. Chill in the refrigerator. 2. While gazpacho is chilling, prepare the bruschetta. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt and pepper. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Put baguette slices on the sheet and top each slice with mozzarella. 3. Place baguette slices in the oven and heat until cheese is slightly melted. While cheese is melting, remove gazpacho from the refrigerator and ladle into bowls. Season with salt, pepper and additional lemon juice, if desired. 4. Remove baguettes from oven and top each slice with tomato and basil mixture. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. 5. Just before serving, top each bowl of gazpacho with crumbled feta cheese, basil and a few drops of olive oil. All recipes have been tested for accuracy by Georgia Department of Agriculture home economists unless otherwise indicated. Share your favorite recipes with us! Send recipes to dallas.duncan@agr. georgia.gov or to Dallas Duncan, Georgia Market Bulletin, 19 MLK Jr. Drive SW Atlanta, GA 30334. If you have questions, concerns or corrections to featured recipes, call 404-656-3722. For more recipes, find us on Pinterest and watch cooking in action on our “Pick, Cook, Keep” series at www.gpb.org/pick-cook-keep!

MARKET: Plenty to pick from From Page 1 “I like the fact that I can come try local-sourced produce and things, and I can sample everything before I buy it,” said John Stalvey, an attendee from Hapeville, Ga. “I just love seeing family farms trying to get out there and survive.” Henry County Farm Bureau representative Jean Dykes said it was a great way to share their mission. “We do good to get one membership a day … Here, we can talk to them and they can see our display and understand more what we’re about and about our support of the farmers,” Dykes said. “Once they understand and we have that opportunity to be in front of them, they’re signing up. In two hours, we signed up seven.” Be it the antique tractor display, the cow train or meeting the Georgia Watermelon Queen, the showcase had something for everyone, said Gary W. Black, Georgia commissioner of agriculture. “Vendors came from all across Georgia to mix and mingle with consumers as they sold their locally grown produce and goods,” Black said. “I look forward to more Georgia Grown events of this kind that allow the rare opportunity for consumers to directly connect with the producer.” Vendors are already planning their holiday-themed booths for the upcoming December event. “We didn’t expect these kind of results. The crowd’s great, it’s fun,” said Henry County Farm Bureau representative Ross McQueen. “It’s working for us. We’re planning on coming back, let me put it that way.”


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TWH; 4 yr. old mare, paint, $800; call Game chickens, bates blue face hatch between 8:00 pm. til 10:00 pm. Vincent pullets, Phil Marsh Butchers, bates black/ Evans Jakins 229-372-4554 Leipers pullets and stages. John Beard Commerce 903-312-8278 Poultry/Fowl For Sale Guineas, Royal Palm and eastern wild If you have any questions regarding ads turkeys; Red Golden, Lady Amherst and Silver Pheasants. Yancy Blankenship in this category, call 404-651-9081. Any person engaged in buying live Preston 229-886-7233 poultry of any kind for resale, or in sell- Homer pigeon, whites. Franklin Ware ing live poultry of any kind bought for Cedartown 770-748-7538 the purpose of resale, must be licensed Indian Runner Drakes, $10 each, Cackle by the Georgia Department of Agricul- hatchery, born 2013, may consider trade ture. Possessing such a license does for Pekin hen. Sabrina Ashley Murrayville not by itself disqualify an individual ashleysga@yahoo.com 706-482-8345 from advertising poultry in the Market Mallard ducks, 4 generations from wild, Bulletin; however, advertisers should $10 each, young guineas, $2-$6 each. note that all livestock (which includes Eugene Johns Waycross 912-283-3332 poultry), must have been in posses- McMurray Hatchery baby chicks; raised sion of the advertiser for a minimum now to laying hens and pullets, several of 90 days or, in the case of chicks, different varieties; have at least 100. Laducklings, etc., must have been raised mar Thompson Irwinton 478-697-6834 by the advertiser before offering them Mixed Bantam chicks, $2 each. James for sale in the Market Bulletin. Mallard Lawrence Alto 706-778-3447 ducks must be at least three generations from the wild before they can be Mixed Bantams for sale. Robert Chamadvertised in the Market Bulletin. Ad- bers Flowery Branch 770-967-6422 vertisers must include this information Muscovy ducklings, hatched in May and June 2013, $5 each. Micah Whitlock in notices submitted for publication. 2 Sultan roosters, $5 each or $7 for Newnan 678-423-6134 both. Wendi Covert Dahlonega wendi. Muscovy ducks for sale, 3/mo to1/yr old, multicolor, male and female, $10 $15 covert@gmail.com 770-354-9437 2006 Temminck’s tragopan male, each. Amy Walker Clermont 404-922Spalding and Purple B/S breeder pea- 9009 770-983-7020 hens, $75; Breeder Java peacock. Kevin Narragansett turkeys for sale, $15 each, 6 wks. and up. Mickey Henley 2340 AveDaft Decatur 404-325-9969 2011-2012 pheasants silvers, ring neck, nue Road Colquitt 39837 229-758-3053 red gold, yellow gold, turkeys, pigeons, 229-400-5711 doves. Vladimir Polunin Dacula 678-907- OEG Bantams; show quality, BB Red, Brown Red, Spangle, Lemon Blue. $15 5744 2012-2013 red golden pheasants; Silkie each, $25/pr, $35 trio. Bobbi Maddox chickens; 2012 male silver pheasant; Monticello bobbimaddox@yahoo.com chickens. John Herndon Grayson 404- 770-616-6034 770-616-6018 Peacocks, white, green and bronze; 697-7179 2013 Royal Palm turkeys; Spitzhauben young and young adults, plus breeders. chickens; Melanistic Ring-necked pheas- Charles Hill Commerce 706-757-8044 ants. Dennis Rich Barnesville 678-603- Peafowl, beautiful healthy adults, pairs from $125, guineas also available. Sara 3777 4-Silver lace, 4-Buff meat chickens, Robbins Blairsville 706-745-2328 large healthy birds. Roger Swafford Peafowl: 2013 hatch, white, blue, cameo, $25 each; leave message. John Talmo 404-402-7673 7 Buffs, 2 RIRs, 2 Dominiqes, 1 Fletcher Hampton 678-849-4828 Buff rooster, $12 each. Will Lacy Peking ducks and other breeds, 4 domestic geese. Margaret Cox Elberton Pine Mountain 706-302-1509 75 RIR chicks, weekly 0-20, $2 each; 706-213-9942 20-50 $1.50 each; 50 plus, $1 each. Tra- Pigeons, quality stock; German Strassers, Carneau, Old German owls, Korvis Ellington Senoia 678-787-9341 Adult peacocks, RIR, red golden & Lady morners Capuchines, Archangels, SaxAmherst pheasant males and turkeys. on Monks, $15 & up. Nambia Bennett Atlanta 404-622-9432 Jess Sellers Jasper 770-881-3859 Ameraucanas; true blue, black chicks Pigeons, white kings, young nest pairs, for sale, different ages and prices; RID $20 per par. Don M Johnson Lavonia standard and batams. David Bailey 706-491-1144 Rhode Island Red pullet, healthy, 25 Harlem 706-361-8102 706-361-1352 Americanas, Buffs, Cinnamon queens, weekly old. Brian Sturdy Dahlonega 706RIR, Silver Wyandotts, New Hampshire 865-9201 Reds Pullets,17-23 weeks, priced by age. Rhode Island Red young, healthy layJimmy Wheeler Monticello 770-241- ing hens; $15 each. Mingo Gonzales Conyers 770-402-9003 1088 706-468-6806 Baby chicks, 8 old-fashioned brown/ Rouen ducks, laying $20 ea., Muscovy egg laying/breeds; professionally sexed, ducks, $10 ea., all large, please call after ship 25 min. special on large/qty of after 8 p.m. Joann Whitlock Sharpsburg roosters; NPIP cert. Bob Berry Ray City 770-599-6811 Silkies, Sizzles, Frizzles, showgirls, bobsbiddies@live.com 229-455-6437 Baby chicks, various ages; American Silkies x Bantams, young hens. Carolyn Dominique, Buff Orpington, RIR, Dela- Perdue Dacula 404-542-2426 404-477ware, pure breeds, reasonable prices. 9766 Silver Wyandottes, Buff Orpington, Buff Monte Poitevint Lakeland 229-482-3854 Baby Peacocks, $75; Glascock County. Brahmas, RIR, Red Stars, Black Giants, laying/$12, 4 months $3. Gary Ridley Denise Dallas Gibson 706-832-0237 Lafayette 706-638-1911 Bantams, Black-tailed/White/Japanese, Red Jungle Fowl various ages. Johnny Spalding green peacock chicks/$25, Loggins Dawsonville jzloggins@yahoo. peach doves/$5, white Japanese Silkies/$5, yellow/golden. Virgil M Burdette com 770-844-1363 706-974-9574 3420 Wilson Rd College Park 30349 Bantams, Millie Fluer D’uccles, true 404-276-5611 Americana, and others, from chicks to adults, trying to reduce. Louise Cole Swans, Mute Swan cygnets, vet pinioned, $300/each, Mute Swan proved Culloden 478-994-3370 breeding pair/$1200, adult male $600. Bantams: BB Reds, Barred OE, Sil- Benjamin Dameron Covington benjaver Duckwing, Sebrights, Welsummers, min613@att.net 770-788-9091 R.I.R.s,; Ducks: White Pekin, Kaki Cambell, Rouen, Muscovy, priced acc. to age. Dwayne Beard Royston 706-498-5527 BB Red Bantams/$18 pr., James Dickerson Mauk 229-649-5651 Black Australorps; (16) some roosters, 4 months old; will lay large brown eggs. Jefferson Riley Mansfield 770-616-0310 Black Copper Marans roosters, 6 mos, 3/red star mix with Marans; have no hens, $10 each. Fred Mauldin McDonough 678-432-2538 Bobwhite quail eggs, chicks started chicks; NPIP and AL certified, call for pricing. Glen Lott Wray 229-468-5566 Ducks $6, 2 males, 2 females, Muscovy/Peking mix, 4 months. Judy Farmer Carnesville 706-384-5013 706-384-5013 Free range game fowl, pullets and roosters, 2013 hatch. Gene Craven 16823 Hwy 16 East Monticello 706-468-0809 Game chickens pullets, stags, locks, hatch, crosses, and blues. Ron Shepard See page 2 for advertising guidelines! Fortson 706-317-9924

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Bruce Smith Atlanta tected bird, the Georgia Department bsmith1920@bellsouth.met 404-680of Natural Resources requires anyone 7921 selling bobwhite quail to have this license. For license information, write: LBRU - COMMERCIAL LICENSE, 2065 US Highway 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025-4743. Bobwhite quail flight ready $3.50 ea., If you have questions regarding ads in day-old chicks $.35 ea. and eggs $.12 this category, call 404-651-9081. ea. Thomas Findley Box Springs 706- 100-year two-horse wooden wagon 575-3889 706-326-2186 with wooden spoke wheels. Terry Mikle Bobwhite/Coturnix quail eggs, $65/100, Snellville 770-979-8981 $135/500, $265/1000. Willie Strickland 15 panels with 6-ft. walk-thru gate, Pooler stricklandgamebird.com 912- $750; 2 horse trailer, $750. Rickey Powell 748-5769 Wrightsville 478-290-5660 Jumbo-Wisconsin Bobwhite quail- 17 inch Passier All purpose jumping eggs, $55/100, $198/600, $300/1000, saddle. Well used but in good condition. flight year-round. Raymond Meadows $200. Black Neidersuss Dressage SadP.O. Box 338 Wadley 30477 478-252- dle. 17 inch. Good condition. Well used. 5345 $300 Jeanni Walters Cleveland 706-9699637 Poultry/Fowl Wanted 1995 KieferBuilt 2-horse straight load Looking for Blue Eared pheasants. Di- trailer w/ramp, excellent condition, no ane Hall Macon 478-808-9128 dressing room,$4,000. P. Bowen Jesup Pigeons, any type; will trap your 31545 pjbowen1@windstreeam.net 912pigeons free, will pick up any pigeons. 270-0235 Gregg Leonard Roswell 404-580- 20’ aluminum stock trailer, with liv6268 ing quarters and awning, exc condition, Want, young blue, Ameraucana Ban- wench for wagons Bacon County 912tam rooster and young pair of OE self 632-7184 Robert Eaton Alma 912-632blue(lavender). Kim Hogan Cleveland 7184 912-288-1323 hoganguitar1975@yahoo.com 706-809- 2007 24’ trailer,like new condition. Di1215 vider gate, escape gate, dressing area, Wanted female adult mute swan. Lisa wood floor, electric brakes. Beth 229Imberi Canon 763-390-0539 507-8816 Beth Rehberg Adel beth.rehWanted: Maran hatching eggs; very berg@gmail.com 229-507-8816 dark eggs that are 8 or 9 on the Maran Bee 4 horse BP inline trailer; slide out egg scale. Johnny Mercer Leesburg 229- racks, exc. paint, tires, $2,700 obo. David 886-3939 Odom Thomaston 706-646-9693 770Would like a Black Copper Maran roost- 715-5761 er, and laying hens, any breed; Chat- Calf tilt table, $200. Eric Brock tooga, Floyd or Bartow counties. Terri Wrightsville 478-023-2384 478-232Todd Armuchee terri@stolenflowersfarm. 3894 com 706-346-6509 Cato Classic aluminum two-horse bumper trailer, excellent condition, $3950. Jackson Woodbury 706-977-9088 Drover four-horse walker $3150. Eddie Jackson Woodbury 706-553-5783 Easy entry cart w/brakes, fits halflinger If you have questions regarding this cator large horse, $750; new soft leather haregory, call 404-651-9081. ness, fits up to 1250 lbs., $200. Connie The Alternative Livestock category Carnes Sparta 478-456-0915 contains ads for ratites (ostriches, Heavy duty round pen Drover panels. rheas, and emus) as well as other 6’x10’ bolt together 19 of them for $100 “non-traditional” livestock. apeice Jay Leggett Odum 912-256-2452 Female emu, 4+ years old, for lonesome Horse, livestock hauling; over the male emu, also have 2 baby emus, unSoutheast; shows, race track and livesexed for sale. Louie Estep Newnan 770stock sales; 25 years experience. Donna 301-4449 Jackson Cumming 33004 770-540-2784 Need to downsize our herd of 70 alOld Orr horse drawn wagon, repaired, pacas; great genetics and pedigrees, all has bows and tarp for covered wagon. prices; www.sealpacas.com. Jerry Bates $3850. Floann Sidders Waverly Hall 706Adairsville 678-618-2880 905-9884 Olde English “Babydoll”, miniature Powder River manual squeeze chute, Southdown Sheep Registry; Ewe, born palpation cage, solid alley, and a sweep 4-26-12; her name is Sally, $400. Kather- tub, good condition, asking $6000. Jeff ine Rao Zebulon 770-567-0884 Adams Cumming 770-652-3304 Sundowner, 3, horse trailer aluminum, Alternative Livestock living qtrs, ex. econdition, lots of extras, Requiring Permit/License cust. Interior, no bathroom, 17,000. MiIf you have questions regarding ads in chelle Lyle Bowdon 404-226-9624 Superior skid steer special goosethis category, call 404-651-9081. The Georgia Department of Natu- neck, 16’ trailer, w/new spare, ramps ral Resources regulates many ex- with “dog legs”, $3,000. Richard Hatcher otic animals, including most hoofed Watkinsville 706-207-4084 stock except llama and buffalo. Want 60 foot round pen. Chuck Kimbell However, upon compliance with ap- Greensboro 770-605-6935 plicable state regulations, a deer Wanted: Tamden axil cattle trailer. Cliff farming license for the commer- Eldred Carrollton 770-301-7697 cial production of meat and fiber is WW “EZ DUZ IT” cattle system; chute, available for the following species: pal cage alley, rolling door, pens, panels fallow deer, axis deer, sika deer, elk, and gates, $8000. Larry Maney Homer red deer, reindeer, and caribou. For 706-244-4348 more information on the deer farming license, contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (404) 6563667. For information on licenses If you have questions regarding ads in of other species of hoofed stock this category, call 404-651-9081. (except llama and buffalo), contact Baby bunnies $10 each, spotted white the Georgia Department of Natural & black, solid brown, and solid black, Resources Special Permit Unit at handled daily, great companions. Sabrina (770) 761-3044. Individuals submit- Ashley Murrayville ashleysga@yahoo. ting advertisements to buy and sell com 706-482-8345 770-532-5920 regulated hoofed stock in the Mar- Breeding stock and companion rabbits, ket Bulletin must provide a photo- many different breeds of does & bucks, copy of the appropriate license with $15 each. Allison Amos Cumming 678their ad. 793-7615

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Bunnies, $20 Lionhead, Minilops, mix breed, Dwarf Hotot and Dutch. Tamara Jolly Byron 478-338-3962 California rabbits available and crosses, $5 to $20 each. Joan McPherson Cartersville jmcpherson@berry.edu 678522-3890 Californians, 12 weeks, $10 each. Daniel Cearfoss Lincolnton drcearfoss@ gmail.com 706-990-0735 Does/bucks, $10ea, 8 wks. old, $5 each; cages, $20 per hole, 2 Flem Gnt w/cages, $100ea, Nestbx, $10ea. Nick Prescott Folkston PrescottsRabbitry@ gmail.com 912-276-4019 Dwarf rabbits, born May 8, 2013, white with blue eyes, $10. Melissa Frantz Cleveland 706-865-0998 Flemish Giant/NZW rabbits for sale, $15 each. Randy Miller Meigs 229-941-5102 Mixed Flemish Giants, each for $15. Odelia Janes Martin 706-491-7577 New Zealand breeding does $20, LG standing cages with water system; Giant Norwegian buck, cage. Ken Berry Stockbridge 770-206-0416 New Zealand White and New Zealand Reds for sale, Whites born, 6-10-13, $10 - $15. Desiree Jefferson Homer dezj26@ yahoo.com 678-943-3076 New Zealand Whites small rabbits for sale, $10 each; also mixed rabbits, $10 ea., San Juan rabbits grown, $20 each. Kelly Lane Covington 404-558-3028 Pedigreed New Zealand reds, 5 wks old, litter of 12, member ARBA and AFNZRB. Jo Butler Auburn 770-378-4821 Pedigreed NZWs, full blooded Flemish Giants and NZ mixes for sale,$20 and up, excellent quality. Hannah Israel Dallas 678-363-3199 San Juan rabbits $12. Janice Eskew Newnan 770-827-6860 Three male adult Flemish Giant, white, black, brown for sale; also doublemane Lionheads. Charles Thodes Washington 706-678-2806 706-401-0920

FEED, HAY AND GRAIN If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. All hay ads must contain the variety of hay offered for sale; i.e., Coastal bermuda hay, Alicia hay, etc. $11; Alfalfa sq. bales, no weeds or beetles, horse quality, avg. 70 lbs. plus. Mary Clark Newborn 678-625-0338 $30; 2013 Ryegrass, 2012 mixed, $20; Bermuda square, $5, all fertilized, rain free. Horace Pippin Culloden janespippin@gmail.com 770-358-0815 770-5507837 $40; 2013 4x5 rolls, Bermuda/crabgrass mix; net wrapped, dry in barn; delivery available locally. Gary Lane Carrollton lane894@bellsouth.net 404-502-4000 $40; large 4x5 rolls, 2013 Fescue/ Orchardgrass, rain free, in barn, fertilized; 2012 rolls also. Jimmy Leatherman Carrollton 770-834-8333 $40; Tift 44, 48 - 65 bales in the barn; taking orders, next cutting, $38; quantities over 50; possible delivery. Dennis Tolbert Comer 706-340-4498 $50, large rolls Bermuda/Fescue mix, horse quality in barn; cow hay, $20, can deliver. Jay Townsend Monroe 678-6186992 ‘12 Bermuda, $5; ‘13 Fescue, $4.25; ‘13 Bermuda/Rye, $5; all HQ prices; del. avail. Al Guillebeau Monroe 770-2678929 ‘12 horse quality, Bermuda, also mulch hay; square bales only, delivery available; Monroe Co. Jimmy Waldrep Forsyth 478-994-0701 ‘12 Premium horse quality, Bermuda/ Fescue hay, no rain/weeds, netwrapped, stored in barn, $45 roll. Rex Palmer Auburn 770-867-9589 ‘13 Alicia Bermuda; highly fertilized, horse quality, $4/$5 squares, in field/ barn; $60, 5 x 6 round bales. A. Johns Bronwood 229-995-5371 ‘13 Bermuda/ Fescue/ Orchardgrass mixed, square hay bales; limed and fertilized, $6 each, horse quality. Fran Masters Buford 770-945-6433 ‘13 Coastal Bermuda hay; horse quality, guaranteed, fert., UGA soil/specs., sq., 4x5, round bales in barn, del./stack available. Olin Trammell Forsyth 478-9946463 478-960-7239 ‘13 Coastal, Russell; 4x6, JD net wrapped, stored in barn, horse quality, $50, can deliver. William Stevens Macon 478-214-1257 ‘13 Fescue /Bermuda mix hay; 4x5 RR, $40; square bales, $4.50; mulch hay, sq. bales, $2.75, RR, $25. Ricky Anderson Taylorsville 404-402-8470


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 ‘13 Fescue; horse quality, 4x5 rolls, no weeds, no rain, stored in barn. Jason Breeding Senoia 770-599-8998 ‘13 Ryegrass, premium horse hay, quality guaranteed, fertilized, weed control; square or 4x5 round bales in barn; deliver & stack available. L. Trammell Juliette 478-550-7898 ‘13 Tift 44; horse quality, sq. bales, $4, in field, $5 in barn; rolls, $40 in field, highly fert. George Abrams Rome 706-3462626 160 Fescue/Bahia, in barn, $28; 2013 field, 5X4 rolls, $30/roll. Bob Miller Greenville 706-672-4556 706-977-3062 2012 Bermuda hay for sale; Tift 44. $4/ bale, well fertilized, kept in barn, horse quality. Helmut Cawthon Rome 706-3469064 2012 Bermuda hay, 4x5 round rolls; fertilized and weed free; Horse=$50, Cow=$30; large/small quantities available. Ben Blatt Maysville 404-312-5131 2012 Bermuda,Tift 44 & 85; quality square/round bales. delivery available, $6/sq.; $35-$55 rolls. Durand Deal Tifton durandwdeal@hotmail.com 229-3885054 2012 Bermuda; lge. square bales, no rain, in barn, horse quality, $4. H. von Richthofen Watkinsville 706-453-9143 2012 Coastal Bermuda hay, 4x5 rolls, $30; limed and fertilized per UGA recommendations, second cutting. Michael Dubose Junction City 706-366-1665 2012 Coastal hay, excellent quality, net wrapped, 1000 lb./rolls, irrigated, stored in barn, fertilized, $40; delivery available. F. Montgomery Junction City 706-2693270 706-366-1956 2012 top quality Fescue hay, sq. bales, $3.25 each, rain free, in barn; also round rolls, $35 each, in barn. Joe Bradley Canon 706-356-8295 2012; good quality, well fertilized Coastal/fescue mix, 4x4 rolls, net wrapped, $30 per roll, in barn, will load. Jim Pierce Waverly Hall 706-582-3846 404-372-8631 2012; horse quality, rainfree, limed, fertilized Coastal Bermuda hay, net wrapped, 4x5, large bales, good hay, $50; 200 bales. Grace Brady Hephzibah 706231-0985 2013 Alfalfa, Alfalfa/Orchard mix; Orchard, and Bermuda square bales; Bermuda rolls, delivery available. David Harden Lafayette slowfoot1@windstream.net 706-397-8347 2013 Alicia Bermuda; 4x5 rolls, net wrapped, horse qty., $50; 2012 Bermuda, cow qty., $35. James Martin Waynesboro 706-558-5005 2013 Alicia; 4x5 rnd. bales, horse quality, net wrap, under barn, well fertilized, delivery available. Paul Harris Patterson 912-670-0222 2013 Alicia; 4x5 rolls, horse quality hay stored in barn. Grady Sapp Pembroke 912-429-6194 912-429-6194 2013 Bermuda, Fesuce, Orchard mix; square, $5; round, $40; sprayed and fertilized, barn kept; delivery available. Kenny Sargent Rockmart 770-490-1227 2013 Bermuda/fescue grass hay; 4x5 rolls, in field, $25/roll, quantity discount. Charles Bradley Buckhead 770-241-2146 2013 Bermuda/Fescue; 5x6 rolls, $20/ roll. Ray Hubbard Carlton 706-338-5652 2013 Bermuda; horse quality, sq. bales, $6, fertilized, rainfree, in barn; 4x5 round bles, $55/Bermuda. Guy Seals Hiram 770-942-3759

FARMERS AND CONSUMERS MARKET BULLETIN 2013 coastal bermuda hay - horse, cow and mulch; quality square bales and rolls, call for prices Curtis Durden Lyons 912526-3189 912-245-1081 2013 Coastal Bermuda hay, horse quality, $4.50/bale at barn, delivery available. Glenn Brinson 6482 Old Louisville Rd. Tarrytown 912-288-5960 2013 Coastal Bermuda; large, tight square bales; well fertilized/limed, $5.50, pick up in field; call now to reserve bales; can store and deliver. Tony Smith Monticello 706-476-2051 2013 combine run, Oats, bulk, $5 per bushel. Frank Eaton Buckhead 706-3420727 706-474-0689 2013 crop of Alicia Bermuda hay; square bales, excellent quality. $5 per bale. Kenneth Potts Sylvester 229-392-3675 2013 fertilized, sq. bale hay; Timothy/ Orchard mix, $6 at barn, or 500 bales or more @ barn, $5 per bale; del. available. C.C. Hemphill Blairsville 706-745-4414 2013 Fescue hay, goood quality, $4.50/ bale, at barn. Gordan Cown Monroe 770207-6983 2013 Fescue/Bermuda mix; all kept in barn, 4x4 rolls, $30; $5 squares. Burtn Eichel Thomson 706-421-4945 2013 Fescue/Orchard mix, $4, square bales; 200 bales left, take all for $3.50 per bale. Joe Click 1198 Ebenezer Church Rd. Jefferson 30549 678-794-9899 2013 Fescue/Orchard; excellent quality, dry in barn, $3.50 per bale. Chris Donath Ellijay 706-636-5224 2013 Fescue/Rye hay; 4x5 rolls, $25; volume discount. Tim Bramlett Greensboro 706-347-0190 2013 horse quality, Coastal and Russell Bermuda hay, $4, square in field, $5; in barn, $45; 4x5 rolls. Jake Carter McDonough 770-713-8334 2013 square bales of fescue, bahia and bermuda hay; barn stored or behind baler. Wilson Phelps Greensboro 706-3470492 2013 square bales, $4.50; Fescue/Clover mixed, limed fertilized, rain free; limited supply. Grover Smith Young Harris 706-379-3256 2013 Tift 44 & 85 hay, horse quality square and round bales, delivery available. Durand Deal Tifton 229-388-5054 2013 Tift 44 hay; round bales, $55, square bales, $6.50. Alvah Adams Byron 478-956-5843 478-714-0248 2013, Bermuda/Fescue/Orchard grass, horse quality, sq. bales, net wrapped rolls, $40. Ronald Campbell Rockmart 706-936-3294 770-686-9563 2013; 4x5 bales, Fescue and Coastal; pick up behind baler or in barn, also square bales, weed free and fertilized. James Rutledge McDonough 678-3726443 2013; 4X5 Bermuda/Fescue mix, $35/ barn, $30/outside, net wrapped, fertilized, sprayed, delivery available. Eddie Hilburn Danielsville 706-988-3373 2013; 4x5 Fescue, in barn, sprayed and fertilized, $30; square in field, $3. Charlie Chastain Talking Rock 770-8939013 2013; 4x5 roll hay, $17, fertilized; 2012 Bermuda, 4x5 roll, in barn, $17; 10 roll min, Habersham County. Mike Jackson Mt Airy 706-754-5396 2013; 4x5 rolls, Alicia Bermuda, rain free, horse quality, net wrapped, barn stored, $45. Marcus Sapp Barney 229563-6255

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2013; 5X5 Fescue/Rye unwrapped rolls, $40; delivery available. Ray Gilbert Bishop 706-769-5820 706-296-4360 42 round bales, 4x5, $25/roll, you take it all, $20/roll. John Gibson Newborn 706468-8484 500 Ryegrass/Fescue mixed bales of hay; 20 bale minimum required, $18/bale, pickup in field, fertilized with litter. Phillip Bridges Lexington 706-255-8494 Alfalfa; horse quality, large bales, $15. Mike Bryer Snellville 770-736-9926 Alicia Bermuda hay; 4x5 rolls, net wrapped, fetilized, 2012, $35 per roll, 2013, $40 per roll. Henry R Crumley, Jr. Omega 229-392-0724 Alicia, Coastal, Tift 85, Tift 78, Tift 44, Russell; perennial peanuts, custom planting since 1974. Ray Beaty Coolidge 229224-8294 Alicia,Coastal & Bahia; 4x5 rolls, net/ twine, quality hay. Herman Adams Nicholls 912-850-7972 Alicia/Bermuda; round hay bales, well fertilized, net wrapped, excellent quality. Larry Cox Waynesboro 706-829-4174 Bermuda & Bahia; 4x5 net wrap, in barn never wet, $30 & $35; delivery available. James Sibley Mableton jasibley@earthlink.net 404-434-8081 Bermuda hay, 4 x 5 net wrapped rolls, $30-$40, pre-order square bales, $4 out of field. Todd Fleming Royston 706-4981886 Bermuda, Fescue and Rye hay; heavily fert., rainfree, horse quality, $7/square; $50/round bales, large quantity/dely. avail., Carrollton and Powder Springs. S. Stana Powder Springs 770-241-3201 Bermuda/Fescue mix; 4x5 bales, $30 each, square, $5 each; 5x5 bales cow hay, $20 each. Leslie Williams Danielsville 706-795-0313 Coastal Bermuda 10 or more sq bales, $5 field, $6 barn, rnd $40. Leonard Kinsley Perry 478-714-9900 Coastal, Alicia, Russell,Tift 85 and Bermuda sprigs; also, custom planting. Mack McGee Glenwood 912-568-7379 229-868-0262 Cow hay for sale, $30; round bales, OBO; pickup or delivery. Charlotte Dantis Rincon 912-604-2862 912-313-4015 Fescue hay, heavily fertilized, rain free, horse quality, square bale, $4.50, in barn. Nolan Haygood Dawsonville 706-2652361 Fescue, 2013 sq. bales; tight, heavy bales; fertilized; exceptional horse quality, rain free, weed free. Ada Spruill Hoschton 706-654-3434 706-202-8711 Fescue/rye hay, 4x5 rolls, $40/roll; ask about delivery. A. Sanders Jackson 404391-3475 Fescue; horse quality, $3; Fescue mix, horse & cow quality, $2.75. Kermit Simmons Jefferson 770-867-7550

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For sale; 2013 Alicia hay, 4x5 round bales, $40. Eric Mincey Baxley 912-3675569 Hay for sale; Bermuda and Fescue mixed; delivery, fifty miles from Pickens County. Hollis Morris Jasper 678-7679451 Hay: Fescue/Bermuda; large rolls, in barn, horse quality, $20 ea.; large rolls in pasture,$5 ea., sq. bales, $3 ea. Dan Tant Barnesville 404-772-3262 Hay; Coastal Bermuda, 4x5 rolls fesh cut, net wrap; pick @farm, will load, $25. Rubin Britton Box Springs Rubinpeggyb109@aol.com 706-269-9000 706366-6148 Horse quality Bermuda hay; 25,000 square bales, 500 round bales; 500 round/peanut hay. Paul Harris Odum 912-294-2470 Horse quality oats; 40 lb. bag, $8 per bag. Lisa Biggers Metter fendersautosales@hotmail.com 912-536-4180 Horse quality, square bale hay, $5 picked up, $7 delivered w/ 50 bale min; Waynesboro. Johnny Lovett Sardis 706551-2190 706-554-7676 Millet hay available, around end of July; taking pre sales, 4x5 bales, weed free; delivery available. Chris McCook Williamson 770-584-0333 Mixed Bermuda/Fescue hay; round bales, $25, need to clean out barn for new crop, net wrapped on pallets, under cover in barn. Bo Bailey Carrollton 770314-7212 Mulch hay for sale; 2012, Orchardgrass and Fescue, square bales, $2/bale; need to clean out barn. Dan Jenkins Tyrone 404-867-4753 Oct. 2012, 4x5 Alicia Bermuda, $45, obo. Allen Boyd Tifton aboyd@friendlycity.net 229-392-4450 Orchardgrass; square/round bales; Fescue round/square bales, 4X5 rolls, fertilized and rain free, delivery available. John Loughridge Chatsworth jaloughridge@ aol.com 706-270-4518 Quality Coastal; net wraped in barn, will deliver. Jesse Little Lyons 912-536-9507 Round bales; Fescue Bermuda/Rye mixed, 5x5, covered, $45. David Smith McDonough 770-954-1253 Round bales; Fescue/Orchardgrass, 4x4, rain-free, delivery available. Ron Smith 2682 Cantrell Road LaFayette 30728 jpetrel@floorsoft.com 706-5378841 Russell Bermuda hay; 4x5 round, $45, small square, $6, Rye also available. Michael Bugden Newnan 678-428-2917 Rye grass square bales, well-fertilized and limed, stored in the barn. Raymond Bailey McDonough 770-957-4713 Rye seed for sale; 50 lb. bag for $12, 2013 crop. Jurrell Roberts Brunswick 912-269-0861

Tift 44 Bermuda; square bales, horse quality, clearance, half price, 2011 hay, about 1000 bales, $2.50. Phill Smith Royston psmith3556@gmail.com 770363-4530 Tifton 44 Bermuda; premium horse quality, fertilized, weed & crabgrass free,4x5 rolls, $70; Bermuda/Ryegrass mix, $60. Tim Hunter Conyers 770-4838712 770-922-6653 Top quality, 2013, UGA tested, Alicia hay, rnd. or sq. bales, sheltered, delivery available, free storage, thru 3/14. Heath Pittman Vidalia jpconstruct@bellsouth. net 912-293-2535

Feed, Hay And Grain Wanted ‘13 Coastal Bermuda; 4x5 cow hay, $40. Rex Register Hahira 229-561-1462 Need 50 lb. bags of feed peas, clean wheat, and small kernel corn. Lee Oliver Roswell 678-478-0423 Want to buy squate bales of good Peanut hay. Joanne T Downs Statham 770867-6515

AG SEED FOR SALE If you have questions regarding this category, call 404-651-9081. Advertisers of agricultural seed must submit a current state laboratory report (not more than 9 months old) for purity, noxious weeds and germination for each seed lot advertised. A seed lot must be uniform and not exceed 400 50-lb. bags. Laboratory reports will be returned upon request. Any ads for agricultural seed submitted for publication without this documentation will not be published. Licensed seed dealers cannot advertise seed in the Market Bulletin. Certain varieties of seed are protected from propagation unless they are grown as a class of certified seed. For example, wheat seed such as Florida 304, Coker 9152, Coker 9835 and soybean seed, such as Prichard and Benning, may not be propagated for sale unless the seed has been grown as a class of certified seed. Propagation of such seed is a violation of the Plant Variety Protection Act and the Federal Seed Act. If you have questions regarding certified seed, call the Market Bulletin office or the Georgia Department of Agriculture Seed Division at (404) 656-5584. Combine run wheat; in 30 bushel bags, $165/bag. Larry Cagle Tignall 706-3591685

Ag Plants for Sale If you have questions regarding this category, call 404-651-9081. Bermuda sprigs, Alicia, Coastal Russell and Tift 85; also custom planting. Ronnie Hart Guyton 912-665-2261

Market Bulletin Farmland Ad Form The fall 2013 farmland edition of the Market Bulletin is scheduled for Sept. 4. Deadline for farmland ads for this issue is Aug. 14. Ad guidelines: Only Georgia farmland of five acres or more may be advertised. Include price, acreage and county where property is located. All property must be for sale by owner. No real estate agents or brokers are allowed to advertise, and property under contract with a real estate agent is not eligible to be advertised. Limit descriptive terms to property characters or structures – do not include descriptive terms of homes on the property such as bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage. Farmland ads are up to 30 words including name, phone number and city. Only one ad per subscriber per issue. In order to advertise in the Market Bulletin, you must be a paid subscriber with a current subscriber number. Subscriber Number: County:

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Bulletin Calendar Aug. 7 Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 478-988-4235

Aug. 10 University of Georgia Horse Owner’s Seminar and Trade Show Athens, Ga. Ugahorseowner@gmail.com 404-408-8405

Aug. 7 – 8 Georgia Grazing School Oconee Civic Center; J. Phil Campbell Research & Education Center Watkinsville, Ga. 706-542-1529

Aug. 16 – 17 Classic City BBQ Festival Classic Center Athens, Ga. 706-357-4445

Aug. 8 – 9 Deep South Stocker Conference UGA Livestock Instructional Arena and Oconee Civic Center Athens and Watkinsville, Ga. 706-542-1852 Aug. 9 – 10 Georgia Young Farmers Cattle and Goat Shows Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 706-716-0381 (goats) 478-256-8242 (cattle) Aug. 9 – 11 DRHA Sliding Summer Classic Horse Show Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 813-426-5707 Aug. 10 Georgia 4-H 2013 Gala Loews Hotel Atlanta, Ga. 706-542-8914 Georgia Grown Farmer Showcase Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Ga. 404-656-3689

Aug. 16 – 18 Georgia Wildlife Federation Buck-A-Rama Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 770-787-7887 Aug. 17 Duck’s Unlimited Gun Palooza Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 478-952-3877 Aug. 23 – 24 Peach State Main Event Goat Show Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 912-359-3161 Aug. 24 GarlicFest 2013 LoganBerry Heritage Farm Cleveland, Ga. 706-348-6068 Georgia Grown Farmer Showcase Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta, Ga. 404-656-3689 Aug. 24 – 25 Central Georgia Ranch Horse Show Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. 404-863-1835

Additional pesticide recertification training notices are available on the Department website under the Plant Industry Division tab. Livestock auctions listed in the Market Bulletin may offer related items for sale. Notices for auctions selling any items other than livestock must be accompanied by the auction license number of the principal auctioneer or firm conduction the auction, per state regulations. Notices without this information cannot be published. Have an event to put on our calendar? Contact Dallas Duncan at 404-656-3722 or dallas.duncan@agr.georgia.gov

Bermuda sprigs, Russell, Coastal,Tift 85, also custom planting state wide; references available. Robert McNair Junction City 706-269-2563 706-5755697 Easy to grow, Meyer lemon trees, different sizes, $20 and up. Earl Waters Marietta 404-844-9568 Egyptian multiplying onions bulbs, $15, 1/2 gal., postage paid. Jimmy Bowden Woodbury 706-553-2999 Evergreen oaks, “Quereus Myrsinifolia”, truly evergreen; container grown in Dekalb Co.; call for details. Karen Vohman Atlanta 404-355-8558 Ginko trees, 5’ - 6’, $35 - $100. H.T. Lyon Chamblee 770-891-3939 Grandma old time red multiplying onions, $6 per quart; $6 postage. Retha Jones Gainesville 770-536-1712 Indian mustard seed, teaspoon, $1 with SASE; also walking onions, $15, 1/2 gal. includes shipping. Ellis Thompson Dahlonega lcaldwell@windstream.net 706-864-6816 Multiplying onions, $23/gal., $6 shipping. Janda Pruitt Waleska 706-3372544 Old Time white multiplying onions, $6 per quart, plus, $6 shipping. Amory Hall 130 Ellison St. Maysville 30558 706-6522521 Summit muscadine vines, $6.99; 2.5 quart container, check website www. grapevinesandmore.com for more info. Hans Gruetzenbach 978 County Farm Rd. NE Dalton 30721 Hans@GrapevinesAndMore.com 706-271-0800 White multiplying onions, $30 gal., shipping included. J.L. Turner Monroe 770207-4306

Ag Seed/Plants Wanted Want new hybrid, prefer prolific corn. Brandon Collins Barnesville 478-2169110

FLOWERS FOR SALE If you have questions about this category, call 404-651-9081. Flower seed offered for sale has not been tested for germination since it often is collected in very limited quantities. 2012 Flower Seed- Celosia, Dream Land Zinnia, purple cleome, white/dark pink hibicus $1.00 tsp with SASE Linda Conner 158 Ann Lane Metter

2012 seeds: Touch-Me-Nots, Columbine, Blanket Flower, Gloriosa Daisy (sow all four now), Zinnia, Marigold (sow both in spring), $1 each plus 2 L/SASE. Melissa Lawler 116 Nelson Oaks Dr Ball Ground 30107 770-735-3679 4” perennials, 350 varieties, $1.50 ea. including Helleborus; 1 gal. grafted Japanese maples, $20-$25; display garden. Selah Ahlstrom Jackson 770-775-4967 Angel Trumpets, Christmas roses (Helleborus), $5; Hydrangeas, Nandinas, night-blooming Cereus, $3, more. Carla Houghton Marietta 770-428-2227 Azaleas, Japanese Maples, Gardenia, Hosta, Hydrangea, assortment roses. Linda Waites Fairburn 770-964-6414 Boxwoods: American, Old English, Korean (Harlandi), daylilies: Stella D’Oro, Happy Returns; please leave message. Faye Chambers Yatesville 706-472-3371 Daylilies, Stella D’Oro, every-blooming dwarf, 20 fans (plants) for $26.95, shipping included. M.M. Haynes 275 Pine Crest Drive Canton 30114 770-479-5224 Daylilies, variegated Liriope, $.50, large clumps, 100’s of free Iris, at garden only. J. Wilson Tyrone 770-487-4767 Daylilies; 1000 hybrids, low prices; call for appt. Mary Denney 40 Jim Starr Rd Newnan 30263 ferncove98@aol.com 770-367-5095 Daylilies; selling out, hybridizer field, many forms colors, $3 each. Brenda Brannock Hiawassee 706-896-2700 Free dwarf gardenia plants; you dig; Liburn/Tucker area. Diane Moskowitz 465 Jordan Dr Tucker 30084 770-279-1212 Good selection of plants at reasonable prices; Japanese Maple, Shrubs,Trees and some flowers. Ellen Cooke 991 Corinth Poseyville Rd. Bremen 30110 ajaxkidone@yahoo.com 770-824-5722 Harlandi minature boxwood, spreading yew, golden mount spirea, radican dwarf gardenia, hosta, camelia, windmill palms, century plants. Myrtle Russell Bonaire 478-923-1951 Hostas: 200 varieties, minis to extra large, 2 miles beyond Zion Hill Church, Fri/Sat./Sun., or by appt. Dee Little Ellijay 706-635-4891 Hybridizer of exotic Daylilies, Perennials, Wildflowers, Tropicals,14 acres, worth the trip; Jungle Paradise. Suzanne Franklin Dawsonville 678-410-6830 Iris; free, mixed, all colors, you dig. M. Hemphill 306 Cedar Creek Rd. Winder 30680 770-867-6188

Jap. Maples; 1’-9’, wholesale or below. Thomas Wood Duluth 770-476-0607 Japanese maples; lg, 5 gal., $20 and up Brooke Bagwell Buford bagwellbrooke@ gmail.com 770-896-7493 Pond plants; selling most of my pond plants, cheap, many to choose from. Susan Kingsolver Hull 706-254-3119 Red Japanese maples, palm trees, yellow butterfly bushes, banana shrubs, hibiscus, c- myrtles, lemon trees, leland cypress. Rick Meadows Augusta 706833-9320 Red or Pink Seven Sister roses, $5/ ea; vegration vince meion, 10 plants, $5; med. Lantana, pretty mix color, 2 for $5. June Hurst 536 Green Rd. Whigham 39897 229-762-4476 Red, White in bulbs, Aloes, Jades, Penicials, Star cactus, Begonia & many more. Nancy Rosser Powder Springs 770-9431915 Reseeding petunias mixed; Angel Trumpets, double purple or double yellow, $1/ pkt. w/SASE. Carolyn Arnold 644 Lynn Ave. Jefferson 30549 Seeds: $1/pkg./LSASE, extra orders=extra postage: zinnias, Larkspur, poppy, hibiscus, cosmos, sunflower, golden rain trees, ammarylis seed, profuson zinnas. Gerri Ward 4496 Fowlstown Road Attapulgus 39815 229-465-3641 Seeds: Altheas (Rose of Sharon), Jerusalem cherry, Yucca, hibiscus, 4 o’clocks, orange cosmos; cash only, $1/tsp./SASE. Gail Wilson Commerce 706-870-3008 706-335-9146 Seeds: Mullein pink, Touch-me-nots, 1/2 tsp.,$1; money plant, Morning Glory, Hibiscus, devil’s trumpet, Siberian iris, 4 o’clocks, $1tsp., SASE, cash only. G. Robertson 2966 Cardinal Lake Cir. Duluth 30096 Zinnia, (Old Maids ) now, $1/2tabsp; $2/ whole cup; cash/SASE. Mildred Bryan 916 Elm Dr. Monroe 30655 770-2673098

FLOWERS REQUIRING PERMITS If you have questions regarding this category, call 404-651-9081. The Georgia Wildflower Protection Act requires that shipments of officially protected plants be accompanied by transport tags displaying a permit number issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Ladyslipper Orchids and Goldenseal are examples of protected plants. When advertising protected plants in the Market Bulletin, please submit a copy of your permit to sell protected plants. Ads submitted without this information will not be published. For further information on the sale or shipment of protected plants, contact: Nongame Conservation Section, 2065 U.S. Hwy. 278 SE, Social Circle, GA 30025, (770) 918-6411.

Flowers Wanted Wanted: Reseeding impatiens. Ruth Brooks Roswell 770-993-2315 Will buy milk & wine lillies, please contact me. Buford Whitaker 3556 Lawrence Dr. S Macon 31216 buford2140@att.net 478-785-2140

MISCELLANEOUS If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. The Miscellaneous category includes the following subcategories: bees, honey and supplies; things to eat; herbs; fish and supplies; fertilizers and mulches; oddities; miscellaneous wanted; notices; garden space; notices; out-of-state wanted; firewood, timber; and Christmas trees. Only one ad per household is permitted in the Miscellaneous category.

Bees, Honey & Supplies 2013 Local honey, unprocessed and mild, $12/;pint, $20/quart. David Smith Athens 706-224-8878 5 Frame hive, bees & marked Queen, $135; call after 5 weekdays, anytime weekends. Terry Williams Forsyth 478994-4122 Albany/Southwest Georgia bee removal; licensed/insured, also hornets, yellow jackets, wasps. Emory Richter 158 Cookville Road Leesburg 31763 dalerichter@bellsouth.net 229-886-7663 All natural, pure, unprocessed honey, sizes available: 8 oz. bears, 16 oz. size, quart, and comb honey. Jimmy Brown Jackson 770-775-0157 678-4487781

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Bee equipment wanted; will remove swarms for free; remove unwanted bees from a structure for a fee. Leonard Day Macon 478-719-5588 Bee removal, Metro Atlanta and West Georgia areas, work guaranteed. W.O. Canady Winston 770-942-3887 Carpenter bee traps, handcrafted wood strap, that really works, $20 - 3/$50; free shipping. Jack Snyder 265 Eagle Pass Lane Hephzibah 30815 706-554-7959 Homemade honey extractors for sale; 4 frame, $125 each. Lane Cook Cleveland 706-214-3032 Honey extractor wanted, any size. Thanks. Sam Alston Atlanta salston414ra@gmail.com 404-964-3959 Quality Italian queens; $20 each, plus postage; buy 10 get one free; five-frame nucs, $110. William Tyre Jesup 912-4277869 Want to purchase wildflower honey in 5 gallon buckets or 55 gallon drums. Jim Mabry Marietta jim@mabryfarm.com 770-993-4997 Will come & pick up unwanted bees & equipment; bee removal, no charge; Fayette Co. area. Gene Adams Fayetteville 678-315-8077 Will locate, remove honey bees & other bees from structures, swarms, also remove unwanted bee equipment. Derry Oliver Commerce 706-335-7226 706621-1781 Will pick up swarms for free; removal from structures for a fee. Will pick up/purchase unwanted beekeeping equipment. David Larson Winder 770-542-9546 Will remove honey bees and unwanted hives, equipment, for no charge in Carrol, Haralson, Polk and Heard counties. Harold Phillips Tallapoosa 678-416-5857

Large sweet thornless blackberries; home grown vegetables- squash, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn. David Lee 131 Sullins Road NW Cartersville 30121 770-608-9786 McCaslan pole beans; I would like to order 28 pounds. Lynette Murphy Rome 706-622-2671 Organically grown Jerusalem Artichokes, as low as $6/lb., plus shipping. Buddy Hutto 1501 N Houston Lake Blvd Warner Robins 31093 buddy260@cox. net 478-960-1329 Pecans for sale, $8/pound, shelled; $3 lb. cracked, have been frozen since 2012. Shirley Spruill Carrollton 770-301-3114 Pecans; ready to eat, mostly halves, $8/lb., will ship priority; add $12. Robert Naegele 51 Peeksville Rd Locust Grove 30248 rnpj@bellsouth.net 770-898-2270 Pre order figs, $8 per gallon; available in late August & September. Jean Garrison Dallas 404-783-4646 Tomatoes for sale: Mtn. fresh variety, wholesale prices; call for more information. Jed Killingsworth Cleveland 706219-2981 U-pick; peaches, blueberries, blackberries. B. Gregg 5634 Concord Rd Concord greggfarms.com 770-227-4661 Wanted: Bushel of lima beans. Pat Wilkes Demorest 706-768-2683 Water ground meal, whole wheat flour, grits, $5/5 lbs., plus postage; also, grind your grain. Mike Buckner Junction City 706-269-3630 White 1/2 runner beans, golden queen & silver queen corn, okra, tomatoes, etc.; raw honey, closed Saturdays. Edward Colston Taylorsville 770-382-9619

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State law requires all ginseng dealers and growers to be registered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. For more information, contact the Nongame Conservation Section at (770) 918-6411 or at website www.georgiawildlife.com. Lemon balm, $12 for 6 bare root starts (includes shipping). Eric Hollifield Clayton Survivalperennials@hotmail.com 404-219-7476 Original Red Mexican pepper tree, 6’ tall, blooms till hard freeze, $2 & SASE. Brent Nichols Brunswick 912-266-5688 Rare pepper seeds: hard to dind; ghost, nose-gay peter, blk. pearl, choco. habenero, $2/pkt, w/2 stamp envelopes, list of others.SASE. Ann Dutton 3269 Five Forks Trickum Rd. Lilburn 30047

Use of the term “organic” requires registration with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Advertisements submitted without certificate of registration for items offered for sale cannot be published. For more information, access the department website www.agr.state.ga.us and link from the home page to the Organic Agriculture page and registration forms. Those who do not have internet access or are unable to download the forms, should call 404-586-1140. ‘12 Desirable pecans, $10/lb. plus postage. Russell Eaton Stockbridge 770506-2727 ‘12 shelled pecans, mostly halves, $8.50/lb., plus postage, bagged in freezer, leave message. Franklin Eaton 4345 Marble Arch Way Flowery Branch 30542 770-532-9340 770-532-6333 Angus beef, no antibiotics/hormones; dry aged 17 days; 1/4 or more available in early 2014; order now. Bill Farr Milner 770-584-9727 Bison/Bison hybrid burger, grass fed, sold by the quarter hanging weight, $4 lb. Mike Streetman Athens 706-353-3784 Blackberries: (thornless), you pick, $12/ gallon; easy access for picking. Malivia & Wayne Swanson Rabun Gap 706-7462369 706-490-1646 Blackberries; purple Concord grapes, and muscadines for sale. William Robertson 67 Lester Rd Covington 30016 770786-5199 Blueberries; pick your own, $6 gal., no spray, open all day, everyday; bring pails. Sidney Roland Demorest 706-7546700 Blueberries; you pick, open for picking on June 28, Monday thru Sat.; we furnish everything; closed on Sunday. Ted Wach 9748 Estes Rd. Bolingbroke/Macon 31220 478-994-1120 Clean black walnuts, $20 qt., plus $5 postage. Roy Caine 1510 Piedmont Lane Cumming 30040 770-887-4114 Corn, beans, okra, peas; call for time and information. Larry Cook Conyers 770-483-7552 Eggs; farm fresh, yummy and super healthy; store bought eggs no more, $3 dozen. Tanya Moore 1290 Moreland Road Williamson 30292 770-228-9752 Figs for sale; pick your own, $7/gal. Jack Wright Douglasville 770-489-9678 Figs, $4.50/gal.; good for preserves and eating fresh; bring containers. Rosey Glidewell Jackson 770-775-6592 Free figs; you pick, starting , July 20th. Betty Sharpe Morrow 404-366-6930 Ga. cane syrup; 12/bottles per case; grown and cooled on farm, no corn added. Max Carter Douglas 912-3935253 Jubilee watermelons & Better Boy, Big Boy tomatoes. Joe Rabun Louisville 706-834-7272

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Fish & Supplies Persons selling sterile triploid grass carp must have a Wild Animal License from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Market Bulletin advertisements for sterile carp must be accompanied by a photocopy of the advertiser’s license. For license information, contact DNR Special Permit Unit at (770) 761-3044. 10- to 12-inch sterile grass carp; two- to three-inch bluegill, hybrid bream, shellcracker, threadfin shad, catfish, fathead minnows, weed analysis, electrofishing services. Keith Edge Soperton 478-6978994 A-1 quality, channel catfish fingerlings, graded/priced by size, accurate weights/ counts, guaranteed live, healthy, immed. dely., other species avail. J.F. Gilbert Thomaston 706-648-2062 770-4680725 Bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, redbreast, shellcracker, grass carp, shad, etc; most sizes, free delivery or pickup. Danny Austin Roberta 478-836-4938 Bass, Bluegill, Shellcracker, hybrid bream, channel catfish, fingerling, sterile grass carp; delivery available. Tony Chew Manchester 706-846-3657 Catfish, grass carp, bluegill, largemouth bass and threadfin shad; delivery avail. Paul Williams Hawkinsville 478-8923144 Large African Nightcrawlers, European NightCrawlers, and Georgia Wigglers for fishing or composting; all credit cards. Tim Herron Dawsonville herronfarms@ gmail.com 706-531-4789 Red wigglers & Europeans, great for fishing, $35 per pound, price includes shipping. B. Newman Douglasville 770942-7993 Red wigglers and/or Europeans, $35 per lb., price includes shipping, send check or money order. H.A. Riffe P.O. Box 402 Buchanan 30113 770-6463812 Red Wigglers for composting or fishing; worm castings, worm compost tea. D. Holman Covington 678-977-7944


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The Roundup – 4-H, FFA and junior news Congratulations to all of the 2013 Georgia 4-H Master 4-Hers and award winners who were honored at State Congress last month in Atlanta! The annual event, held July 23 through 26 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, also included the announcement of the 2013 to 2014 state officer team, pictured: President: Oakley Perry, Jeff Davis County Vice President: Blake Allen, Lowndes County State Representatives: Stephan Rolle, Seminole County; Brett Allen, Johnson County; Maya Mapp, Baldwin County Northeast Representative: Elizabeth Savage, Baldwin County Northwest Representative: Austin Mashburn, Douglas County Southeast Representative: Allison Womack, Evans County Southwest Representative: Caroline Dunn, Tift County Master 4-Hers Arts and Crafts: Rosie Reeves, Forsyth County Arts, Dance: Veronika Rzucidlo, Clarke County Beef: Claire Woodard, Morgan County Communications: Laura Huff, Oconee County Companion Animal: Madison Carter, Bacon County Computers: Dowdy White, Crisp County Conservation and Natural Resources: Candicee Childs, Chatham County Dairy and Milk Science: Melissa Maynard, Chattooga County Dairy Foods: Darius Johnson, Tattnall County Dog Care and Training: Samaria Spencer, Bibb County Entomology: Tiffani Alexander, Rockdale County Environmental Science: Camilla Summerford, Lowndes County Family Resource Management, Christopher Rios, Red Wigglers for fishing or composting, $15 per lb., plus shipping. Ronnie Parker Pitts 229-322-9719 Red Wigglers, $2 cup, $35 - 5/gal. bucket, $100-25/gal. tub, also have compost. Bruce Self Byron 478-5386167 Several 1000 pounds; Channel catfish, sizes 1-3 pounds each. Orville Carver Douglas 912-384-5090

Fertilizers & Mulches 2013 wheat straw, $2.50/bale at barn, delivery available. Gary Brinson 1934 Corsey Grove Way Tarrytown 912-2863191 4x5 net-wrapped wheat straw rolls, $20 each; unlimited mulch hay rolls available, $25 each. Charles Osborn Watkinsville 706-540-5992 706-769-4336 Aged horse manure, you load any time, I load, call for appointment, $10 truck, $20 trailer, $30 tandem. Chad Willams Smyrna 404-421-1775 207-7768625 Clean pine straw, $4 per bale; delivered, spreading available, garden tilling, 32 yrs. experience. Steve Schultheis Winder 770-235-1351 Free aged manure/compost, easy access; will help load, Crabapple area. Kristina Macrae Alpharetta 770-410-0868 678-793-0694 Free horse manure, mixed with shavings. Danny West Fayetteville apple18@ bellsouth.net 404-771-4041 Free horse manure, mixed with shavings; we load, you haul. Chris Hoyak Cleveland 706-348-1219 Fresh, quality pinestraw spread at $4.15 per bale; reliable service, satisfaction guaranteed. Gloria Williamson Buford 770-912-6671 Mulch hay, $1 a bale; Fescue/Orchardgrass mix. Patricia Gibson 330 Concord Lane LaFayette 30728 706-397-2941 423-421-3884 Mulch hay, square bales only; Monroe Co. S. Reeves Forsyth 478-9944642 Pure pine shavings, kiln dried; super absorbent; bulk delivers, call for pricing. Joel Gibbs Douglasville 404375-4900 Rabbit compost; 80 lb. bags, $7 you dig, $10 we dig; leave message. Bruce Ford Loganville 770-267-4508 Square baled, mulch hay. Lamar Cox Fayetteville 404-824-7569 Wheat straw bales, $2.50. Sam Rappold Molena 770-550-3048 770884-0262

Emanuel County Fashion Revue: Emily Barnes, Butts County Festive Foods for Health: Brett Allen, Johnson County Flowers, Shrubs and Lawns: Lizz Dennis, Paulding County Food Fare: Kayla Jenkins, Long County Food Fast and Fit: Sarah Allen, Fannin County Food Safety and Preservation: Karissa Peachey, Randolph County Forestry, Wood Science: Hanna Dunnavant, Crisp County Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts: Oakley Perry, Jeff Davis County General Recreation: Ashley Thigpen, Charlton County Health: Rachel Luoma, Columbia County History: Brooks Saye, Oconee County Horse: Lana Goitia, Walton County Housing Equipment and Environment: Hayley Schofill, Turner County

Worm castings. J. Ayers Buchanan Martin gourds for sale. William Lee 770-826-3373 Newnan 770-253-3135 Timbers from 100+ years old barn, Poultry Litter/Compost yours for taking down and removal, To help connect suppliers with those metals not included. Alice Beauchamp in need of poultry compost, the Market Milner alice_beauchamp@bellsouth.net Bulletin is including such advertiseMiscellaneous Wanted ments in this portion of the Fertilizers and Mulches category. Ads are sub1800s-1930s; barns/houses/cabins & ject to the same general guidelines for all Market Bulletin advertisements chimneys in NE. GA.; will remove entire structure & clean site in exchange for strucfound on page 2. ture. Angel Terry Maxeys 706-410-3669 Chicken litter available in large quantities; located in NW Georgia, leave voice- Looking for items within reasonable mail; perfect for hayfields and pastures. price/free; Mason/baby food jars wlids; Herb plants; lavender/geranium, hyacinth Bill Broome Taylorsville 770-337-8607 plants; twine/burlap, Donna Fargason Compost: Consists of horse manure and Winston 470-514-9435 pine shavings, mixed with dirt, $300 for 8 yrds., will deliver with delivery fee. Olen Metal hen nesting boxes. Dudley Mclean Canton dhm8539@yahoo.com Poninski Farmingtron 706-769-7580 770-595-7087 770-704-8580 High quality, broiler litter from my farm; analysis available, delivery available. Ja- Need used bagging scale for bagging cob Bowen Gainesville Jpbowen24@ corn. Ronald Norris Lake City deepcreekfarm@gmail.com 386-397-3012 gmail.com 678-858-0382 I have broiler litter; any amount you Portable cow panels and metal farm need, all out of North Georgia; good qual- gates in mid-Ga. Jim Grant Elko 478ity litter. Bob Loggins Dahlonega 706- 218-0287 Want place to board pet nanny goat, 265-0517 close to Dacula Bluff Sub.; Auburn Rd. Oddities NE. Renay Strickland Dacula drstrick@ 8 bottles, Vigoro plant food, net wt. 2 mindspring.com 334-695-3809 lbs; retails for $8.99 ea., all for $25. Mary Want wooden chicken crates, near Conyers, GA.; good condition, reasonBrown Marietta 770-439-0056 ably priced; no calls after 9 pm. Cindy Beautiful emerald green Emu eggs; Julian Conyers 770-361-0065 cleaned & blown; excellent carving; Scrimshaw painting, also pure Emu Wanted: Vech seed and vine to plant. oil. Jacquelyn Paul Conyers 770-761- James Peterson Monticello 470-2339592 1284 Carpenter bee traps, $10 each, plus Out-Of-State Wanted shipping. Billy Middlebrooks Monroe Stock trailer; GN or BP cut gate, can770-267-7084 vas top, escape door, wood floor, 14’x16’ Eqyptian Walking onion sets for starter ft.; road ready. Lamar Simmons 2909 NE plant, $3; includes postage. Oscar Walls 156 Ave. Gainesville FL 32609 352-485Pine View 229-624-2387 1237 Fat Lightered for sale, bulk or small Wanted; good quality peanut hay delivquantities. Gail Turner Nahunta 912-282- ered to Sanford Florida area. Wyatt Beard 1889 Geneva FL 321-377-2449 Free bamboo, you cut. Shirley Findley Firewood Conyers 770-483-5283 Goat milk soap and lotion at www. All firewood advertised in the Market tarastinysfarm.com. Nubian and Nigerian Bulletin must be cut from the advergoats at www.tarastinysfarm.webs.com tiser’s personally owned property. In Tara Hatfield Temple 404-427-3649 addition, by law, terms such as face Gourds for sale: Martin, Crooked Han- cord, rack, pile, truckload, etc., cannot dle, Craft, Bottleneck, and more. Wallace be used to advertise firewood. AdverMaxwell 3226 Hoot Owl Rd. Royston tisers must use the standard unit of measure, the cord, when specifying 30662 706-245-4218 Gourds, many varieties to choose the amount of firewood for sale. from, at farm or ship U.P.S. Crystal Lang Oak, $175/full cord; Hickory/Pecan/ Cordele 229-322-1321 Maple, $200/cord; Sweet Gum, Pine, Gourds: Many to varieties to choose Poplar & Elm, $125/cord; delivery extra. from, at farm. Hoyt Howard 4720 Watson Beau Sally Hampton freshmarket@live. com 678-522-8466 Road Cumming 30028 770-887-2039

Human Development: Donnie Pulliam, Liberty County International: Sara Johnson, Tift County Outdoor Recreation: Robbie Sheppard, Hall County Performing Arts, General: Thomas Gilbert, Bartow County Performing Arts, Other: Bryce Shackleford, Rabun County Performing Arts, Piano: Jacob Mappes, Walton County Performing Arts, Vocal: Madison Smith, Gordon County Photography: Peyton West, Chatham County Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences: Wesley Jackson, Johnson County Plant and Soil Science: Brandon Page, Emanuel County Pork Production: Jared Daniel, Oconee County Poultry and Egg Science: Tineke van Loenen, Washington County Power and Energy: Will Holder, Newton County Public Speaking: Katie Rittenhouse, Union County Safety: Leeanne DuBois, Tattnall County Sheep and Meat Goats: Grace Webb, Elbert County Sports: Jessica Davenport, Camden County Target Sports: Danielle Drexler, Bartow County Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors: Maya Mapp, Baldwin County Veterinary Science: Anneke Carr, Gordon County Wildlife and Marine Science: Jordan Haney, Forsyth County Workforce Preparation and Career Development: Sara McCorkle, Evans County Award Winners: William H. Booth Award for outstanding career achievement: Zona Medly, Colquitt County Friend of 4-H Awards: Dr.Gail Hanula and John Bulloch

Red Oak firewood, $90/half cord, $175/ cord; local delivery available. Joe Williams Cumming 678-727-6231 Seasoned oak firewood, $200 for cord; $100 for 1/2 cord; deliver extra. Mike Austin Douglasville 770-652-2164 770652-3383 Split seasoned red oak, 14 - 16”, $160/ cord; $80, 1/2 cord, delivery extra. Larry Houston Covington 770-786-4015 Wanted: Someone to cut down about 20 (Oak, Maple, Spruce,Pine) trees and haul off in exchange for the firewood. Wilma Greene Thomaston 706-648-2486

Handicrafts

Custom-made doll clothes for American Girl, Bitty Baby, Barbie, Cabbage Patch, baby dolls; Doll cradle, doll bed, doll high chair. Kathryn Harvard Thomasville 229226-1357 Deer antler knives with leather handcrafted sheaf; three sizes; can be personalized. Darrel Youngblood Millwood 912-282-0167 Hand-crocheted ladder ribbon necklace or headband, choice of color $5; ribbon and instructions, $3. Evelyn Phelps PO Box 935 Clarkesville 30523 evelynphelps@windstream.net 863-559-6781 Hand-knit dish rags; 100 percent cotton; makes great gifts; one for $3.5, three for $10, five for $15; all colors. Marty Mitchell Duluth 770-377-6088 Handmade necklace made with ribbon lace yarn; multitude of colors; call for more info, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; $10 plus shipping. Oma James Cleveland 706865-9111 Handmade T-shirt quilt, memory quilt or memory bear from loved ones’ clothing; add pictures or embroidery. Margaret Watson Newnan mew542000@yahoo. com 770-251-6951 Old-fashioned rabbit boxes: stick-trigger system, weathered wood; 50 years experience building and trapping; $20 each plus $8 shipping; cedar bluebird houses; $12 plus $5 shipping Donald Allen 3647 Spain Rd Snellville 30039 404578-7758 Organic rose petal beads made from the garden; $8 each or 3 for $20; would make earrings or pendants; see photos at Rose Austin Jewelry on Facebook. Judy Austin Marietta 678-733-1740 Porch swings made of pine-treated lumber; 4-feet, $40; 5-feet, $50. Bill Speer Summerville 706-857-4189 Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, 25 inches; $30 each plus $7 shipping; all handmade, no paints, beautifully dressed, original 1970 pattern. B. Hopkins 914 28th St E Tifton 31794 229-382-2310 Unique handmade paper necklaces using recycled magazines, range of colors; $12.50. Can email pictures. jbrbarr@windstream.net R Barr Hiawassee mixedmediacraftsanddesigns@gmail. com 706-896-9053 Would the lady who called in answer to Frustration (Dammit) doll pattern request send it to 2917 Gribble Edwards Road, Hiawassee 30546. Mary Jean Boyette Hiawassee 706-896-8666

If you have questions regarding ads in this category, call 404-651-9081. All items advertised in the Handicraft category must be handmade by the advertiser; items purchased by the advertiser for resale may not be advertised. Advertisers must include a statement to this effect when submitting advertisements Handicraft ads are limited to 30 words and must be in compliance with all other advertising guidelines (see page 2). All types of chair caning, refinishing and repairs. James J Lewis 1404 Kenwood Dr Perry 31069 478-987-4243 Any crocheted item, baby booties, blankets, clothing, adult sweaters, slippers, afghans, bedspreads; call for prices. Wilma Pelley Jonesboro 770-478-9347 Aprons full, pinner, cobbler; sunbonnets; adult bibs; walker bags; $7 each or three for $15; half-aprons $5 each or three for $12, includes postage. Margaret Hottle 4220 Union Road SW College Park 30349 404-344-0568 Assorted jelly rolls for quilting; call for prices. Harriette Lightfoot Fitzgerald 229-423-2452 Bluebird nestbox with glass viewing window; as seen at “ Bluebirds Over Georgia” show; all cedar; $20 plus $7.50 shipping. John Chaney 460 hwy 211 nw winder 30680 770-867-8263 Chair and rocker caning of all kinds; also wicker and rattan repair; 33 years experience. Duke Dufresne Statham 770-7252554 Chair and rocker caning, all types: hand-laced French, pressed, binder cane, flat reed; can repair frames and finish; quality work; reasonable prices. Craig Leming Marietta 770-617-0815 770-428-4990 Notices Crocheted afghans, winter hats, bookmarks, fridge magnets, Southern Belle Please call if you have any info. on NH dolls and more; also repair damaged doi- 3930 tractor w/less than 200 hrs. stolen lies and afghans. Marcia H Brookins PO July 20; vin#029652B. Gwen Wilbur Dallas 678-333-4350 Box 6001 Thomaston 30286


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Rain leads to disease concerns for watermelon growers By Dallas Duncan The rainfall Georgia received this summer was beneficial to many producers. But for some crops, increased precipitation meant increased disease susceptibility. One such disease is gummy stem blight, a fungal pathogen prone to infecting cucurbit plants such as watermelons. “We’ve seen above-average gummy stem blight because of the weather, but in most cases this did not get too severe,” said David Langston, University of Georgia Extension vegetable pathologist. Symptoms of gummy stem blight include large, chocolate brown lesions on leaves. The lesions are irregularly shaped and have a concentric ring pattern inside. Eventually, the stem will get a brown, water-soaked lesion and defoliation can occur, he said. Jamey Adams, owner of Highmark Seed Company in Hahira, Ga., said gummy stem was worse than normal this year. “We’ve got some tools in the tool belt to manage gummy stem, but when Mother Nature turns loose all its wrath like it did this year, it’s almost impossible to stop it completely,” he said. Gummy stem blight can hit a field any time if conditions are right – seedlings as well as full-grown watermelon plants can contract it, Langston said. In many cases, the disease is seed-borne, meaning producers don’t know they’ve got the disease until their plants start to grow. “Most of the seeds are grown outside the country, so we bring in a lot of these seeds that were probably infested where the seed watermelons were produced,” Langston said.

He said because popular seedless watermelons are more labor-intensive and expensive to grow than seeded, it is difficult for many producers to use American-grown seeds. But since no resistance to gummy stem has been found in breeding lines, even if seeds were produced in the United States it would be difficult to keep the disease out of the seed, Langston said. Most major seed suppliers test for gummy stem blight through a grow-out test, which grows a seedling for six weeks and then analyzes it for several pathogens Adams said. The three keywords for producers in controlling this disease are rotate, rotate and rotate. Adams said it is recommended to do a three-year rotation on watermelon crops to prevent carryover from gummy stem blight and other diseases. “It’s very difficult to manage this pathogen once it’s established in the field,” Langston said. “Once you see the symptoms a lot of times you’re too late to be able to do anything.” Preventative fungicide spraying is the primary way producers manage the disease. Adams said typically watermelon crops can be sprayed every two weeks, but this year some producers were spraying every three to seven days. “Growers rely pretty heavily on fungicide to control disease. The problem with reliance on fungicide is that this disease develops resistance to fungicide very rapidly. So you take out whole classes of chemicals that you use every time you get fungicide resistance,” Langston said. It costs producers roughly $6 million a

year to control gummy stem blight using a conservative fungicide schedule. “Georgia’s watermelons are worth $180 million,” Langston said. “Take 10 or 15 percent of that – and that’s just farmgate value – and then you add to that how much you’re paying for fungicide and it’d be around $20 million.” Producers growing watermelons without the use of added fungicide face gummy stem blight as well. Because there are no organictype sprays that affect the disease, Langston advises planting a lot of diversity in a field to discourage disease spread between watermelon – and other cucurbit – plants. For example, a strip of watermelon would be next to a strip of tomatoes instead of two neighboring strips of watermelons. “I would also try to use drip-irrigation instead of overhead irrigation, because leaf wetness increases the favorability of gummy stem blight infection. If you could keep your foliage as dry as possible, it’ll help reduce the risk of the disease,” Langston said. He also advised growers to work with the plants when they’re dry, not in the morning when dew is still on the ground. That’s because the pycnidia – the fruiting bodies of gummy stem blight that appear with the lesions – produce spores in a gelatinous matrix that spreads through water splashing. “When those pycnidia produce spores, it looks like someone’s squeezing toothpaste out of a tube,” Langston said. “It comes out in a coil. And it’s sticky. It really relies on moisture and sticking to wet things and being able to disperse in water.” As long as the watermelons are mature when gummy stem blight hits, the fruit can

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Georgia Watermelon Queen Carol Anne Mitchell hands out samples of watermelon at the Georgia Grown Farmers Showcase in Forest Park, Ga., on July 27. Photo by Dallas Duncan

gram,” Tankersley said. “[Consumers] may have a kid with them who gets excited they got a sticker from the Watermelon Queen and they say, ‘Mom, let’s get a watermelon!’ and then we’ve sold another watermelon for our industry.” So far this year when the Watermelon Queen is at events, Tankersley said stores are reporting a 12 to 15 percent increase in sales from the previous year. “Carol Anne really has a passion for the industry. It’s been a part of her family for a long time, so she understands the weight of the responsibility she has to essentially represent watermelon growers and their livelihood,” Tankersley said. “She … has a personality that makes you want to talk to her for a little bit longer.” Mitchell continues to learn about the industry she grew up in, and is excited to share information about watermelons with consumers. For example, Mitchell said there are three steps to picking a watermelon: pick it up, look at it and turn it over. A heavier watermelon means more water

content, which means consumers will feel fuller longer after eating it, she said. Watermelons should not be bruised or cut and the underside needs to have a golden belly. The more golden it is, the riper it is, meaning the meat of the watermelon is sweeter. “When it’s more sweet it has a redder color on the inside and it has a larger amount of lycopene, which is good for your heart,” Mitchell said. “It’s the top product out of fruits and vegetables with lycopene in it.” Like many Georgians, she said enjoying this healthy summer fruit is a staple of family events, be it a day at the lake or an Independence Day grill-out. “July 4 is the peak for watermelon season, and the price of watermelon is supposed to go down after that,” Mitchell said. “I think in a typical year 80 percent of the watermelon has been harvested by July 4.” But good news for watermelon lovers this season – because of the rain, only 60 percent of the watermelon crop was harvested by July 4. “You can still go and eat watermelon through the end of August,” she said.

be sold for human consumption. Unlike the plant disease aflatoxin, gummy stem blight does not produce any toxins and will not affect people adversely. “It’s just a fungus. It wouldn’t be much different than eating any other mushroom, except with gummy stem it would be on a microscopic level,” he said. LIVESTOCK QUOTATIONS Average prices for July 2013 Auction Market at Georgia Auction Markets, Georgia Department of Agriculture and U.S.D.A. Cooperative Federal-State Livestock Market News and Grading Service. For daily quotations, call (229) 226-1641 (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) (Cattle prices expressed in price/hundredweight) SLAUGHTER CLASSES . . . . . AVERAGES COWS: Breakers 75-80% lean. . . . . . . . . . . 76.89. Boners 80-85% Lean . . . . . . . . . . . 80.97. Lean 85-90% Lean. . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.56. BULLS: Yield Grade 1 1000-1500 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98.63. 1500-2100 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.22 FEEDER CLASSES: WEIGHTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . AVG PRICES. STEERS: MEDIUM AND LARGE 1-2 200-250 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.49. 250-300 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211.78. 300-350 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192.28. 350-400 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167.13. 400-450 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154.19. 450-500 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147.20. 500-550 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140.38. 550-600 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136.30. 600-650 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134.91. 650-700 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.99 STEERS: MEDIUM AND LARGE 2300-350 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169.42. 350-400 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.75. 400-450 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140.43. 450-500 lbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135.70. 500-550 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.50. 550-600 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124.40 HEIFERS: MEDIUM AND LARGE 1-2 200-250 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177.29. 250-300 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.44. 300-350 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157.86. 350-400 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148.35. 400-450 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141.23. 450-500 lbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137.79. 500-550 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.56. 550-600 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130.15. 600-650 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124.24. 650-700 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120.66 GOATS (priced per head) SLAUGHTER CLASSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELECTION 2 BILLIES/BUCKS 75-100 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.38. 100-150 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147.50. 150-300 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NANNIES/DOES 60-80 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.20. 80-100 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.00. 100-150 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.50. KIDS & YEARLINGS 20-40 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.70. 40-60 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.75. 60-80 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.00. Producers can obtain daily cattle prices by Internet at the following website: http://www.ams.usda.gov Once at the site, select Market News and Transportation Data in the left column. Click on Livestock, Meats, Grain and Hay under the heading Market News Reports by Program. Next, click on Cattle under the heading Browse by Commodity. Then click on Feeder and Replacement Cattle Auctions and select Georgia.

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